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Re: what kind of >tummy


How sad. It just hurts so bad that we can't do anything for them. I also
know that whatever I say isn't going to make it any easier.

   
  I am so sorry. Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
   
  Hugs to you both...
   
  Donna
  

Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
  I came home tonight to realize Calhoun is dying. He is so weak he cannot 
get up from his bed. I do not believe he will last the night. I have known 
for a few days that he was going down quickly. I think it's a result of the 
FIV. James was the same -- sudden dramatic weight loss and lethargy. Cal 
only lost his appetite this week. He responded to me when I came home this 
afternoon and "held" my finger while I rubbed him.. This cat's death is 
extremely sad for me because he has been such a faithful friend -- even when 
he moved around the corner. I'm so glad I brought him inside before the 
coyotes got him.
zem
zone 7
West TN
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" 
To: 
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of >tummy


> this is the first yr my Jack has a had a furry tummy since I can remember. 
> But he's pretty sick and has lost a lot of weight, probably doesn't have 
> the energy to lick it off.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Theresa G." 
> To: 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of >tummy
>
>
>> OK- so I've been giving my cat CapStar daily and Advantage monthly- and 
>> guess what!!! My cat has stopped licking his belly! The cat dermatologist 
>> thought he had a flea allergy (even though he is an indoor only cat). 
>> Turns out she might be right after all!
>> Theresa
>>
>> Jesse Bell wrote:
>>> MY CAT DOES THAT TOO. She licks the hair off the back of her front legs.
>>> Looks like somebody shaved her. I took her to the vet. No mites, no
>>> allergies, no fleas....just anxiety. So they gave her a "kitty downer".
>>> That lasted about 3 days, and she was right back to doing it. She has
>>> "issues" and just gets her knickers all twisted up cause my 3 indoor
>>> dogs like to chase her. They would never hurt her...they just like to
>>> psych her out and make her run - because "they can..ha, ha, ha". So, I
>>> have created a room that she can get to, and the dogs can't...that way
>>> she can get away from them while I'm at work. It seems to help her some.
>>>
>>>
>>> Kitty wrote:
>>> Theresa,
>>> Odd that you should mention this. Just this morning I noticed that Jack 
>>> is sporting a lush, thick, tummy full of fur after years of nakedness. I 
>>> tried everything including Valerian and Bitter Apple with little luck. 
>>> My vet said it's just an anxiety sort of thing. Something was bothering 
>>> him. He's older and calmer now.
>>>
>>> It's not something really to worry about other than the increased fur he 
>>> ingests creating hairballs. It's not like he has to be concerned about 
>>> life in the frozen Tundra.
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Theresa G." To: Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:36 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Well- I can't afford more than 3 inches, and I haven't mulched anything 
>>>> in years- so i think I'm safe on both accounts. Didn't get to go look 
>>>> at any mulch today- instead took the darn cat back to the vet. He's 
>>>> licked the fur off his belly AGAIN!
>>>>
>>>> Theresa
>>>>
>>>> Kitty wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>> doesn't cedar mulch do the same thing?
>>>>>>
>>>>> Eventually. But cedar, redwood, cypress, these are all woods that are 
>>>>> used for furniture, fencing, etc because they don't degrade quickly. 
>>>>> Which is nice when you are building something, but not of any real 
>>>>> benefit to your soil. People use these mulches for the very reason 
>>>>> that they don't decompose, thinking they won't have to replenish it 
>>>>> every year. Then they go ahead and add more every year anyway to 
>>>>> "freshen" the color that has gone drab. Before you know it they've got 
>>>>> a foot of mulch and they're killing their plants.
>>>>>
>>>>> These aren't 'bad' mulches, they just don't provide one of the main 
>>>>> benefits I look for in a mulch. If you use them, just try not to go 
>>>>> thicker than 3 inches. Oh, one other thing, some of these will matt 
>>>>> and actually form a moisture barrier. The rain hits and runs off 
>>>>> rather than through the mulch. If this occurs, be sure to rough it up 
>>>>> periodically.
>>>>>
>>>>> Kitty
>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G." To: Sent: Monday, 
>>>>> February 11, 2008 11:12 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> doesn't cedar mulch do the same thing?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Kitty wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> bark breaks down and replenishes the soil. humus is important.
>>>>>>> Kitty
>>>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G."
>>>>>>> To: Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 8:57 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks for the offer, but don't think I need any extra #!@% right 
>>>>>>>> now. There is shredded cedar mulch. I'm going to go by and give it 
>>>>>>>> a look tomorrow afterwork. Added bonus, it is cheaper than the bark 
>>>>>>>> nugget stuff. Now to try and guess how much I need...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I've had really good luck with shredded bark, we buy it at the
>>>>>>>>> landscaping place by the cubic yard. It spreads easy, does a good 
>>>>>>>>> job of
>>>>>>>>> holding water in the soil and looks nice for about 3 years. When 
>>>>>>>>> we get
>>>>>>>>> it I spread it about 4" to 6" thick. I have heard that you get 
>>>>>>>>> problems
>>>>>>>>> due to lack of nitrogen as it breaks down but I have not noticed 
>>>>>>>>> that in
>>>>>>>>> my garden. If you have a lot of small plants you have to be 
>>>>>>>>> careful not
>>>>>>>>> to smother them while you're spreading it.
>>>>>>>>> Spoiled hay with sheep manure is really good for your soil, but 
>>>>>>>>> looks
>>>>>>>>> like, ummm, what it is and besides you might have problems finding 
>>>>>>>>> it in
>>>>>>>>> your neighborhood. But I'd be glad to donate if you want to pick 
>>>>>>>>> up.
>>>>>>>>> Free horse manure too, all you want. Give me a couple weeks notice 
>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>> I'll throw in 50 pounds of chicken poo.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Cyndi
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] 
>>>>>>>>> On
>>>>>>>>> Behalf Of Theresa G.
>>>>>>>>> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 3:53 PM
>>>>>>>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>>>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Spring is here! If they'd had tomato plants at Capital Nursery, I 
>>>>>>>>> would
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> have bought them today : )
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Anyway- I want to mulch my gardens well this year (trying to save 
>>>>>>>>> money
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> on the water bill!)- so looking for advice. What kind of much is 
>>>>>>>>> best
>>>>>>>>> for water conservation, good for the soil, won't breakdown in only 
>>>>>>>>> one
>>>>>>>>> season, etc.??? Shredded, nuggets, bark, cedar, redwood????? 
>>>>>>>>> Anybody
>>>>>>>>> know anything about this?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>>>>>
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