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Negan and Rick

  • Nov. 11th, 2016 at 11:07 PM
zack
They seem to be trying trying really hard to make these two a pair.

Nov. 5th, 2016

  • 1:00 AM
zack
My pumpkins for this Halloween. The one on the right is Lil Bub.

A Jack Aubrey Moment

  • Oct. 28th, 2016 at 7:20 PM
zack
This image made me have a Jack Aubrey flashback. Trump does not speak in the way of the globalist elites. He relates more to the working class.

Gotta vote

  • Oct. 23rd, 2016 at 1:10 AM
zack

Oh, Hai!

  • Aug. 15th, 2016 at 9:26 PM
zack
So I have finally found my way back to Livejournal. I had a problem with my password and it took a few days to get that fixed. so now I am back!

I have spent the last three years taking care of my mom. First she was on a pre-hospice care and then a full hospice care. She was bed-ridden since June of 2013. I gave her the best of healthy foods to keep her going. If I had left her in a nursing home, they would have let her starve to death in a few weeks. My mom finally died on May 25th. It was expected, but I have been suddenly left with no one to care for. Instead, I have a lot of financial paperwork to take care of. That's more mental instead of the physical pattern I was in with caring for my mom.

During that time, I took in a special elderly cat from the Humane Society. His name was Thorton and he had hyperthyroid, kidney disease and very bad arthritis. But the shelter was committed to a no-kill policy and I took him home. His tail was cut off. I loved him dearly. But he died after five months. He had a terrible dental disease called stomatitis. In my sadness after losing him, I went to the Internet to find any flame point Siamese cat like him available for adoption. That got me to Meowser. He was at a local PetSmart and they approved me for adoption right away. His name is Marley now, but I often called him Baby, or Bambino because he was just a baby. I have this thing for flame point Siamese, and my Sammy is one (with crossed eyes), Shelly is another, but he has a blotched pattern. So Marley is the absolutely most perfect cat I have in that category. Thorton was also a perfect cat in that category, except for the fact that his tail was cut off. In fact, he had a very real Siamese voice for a cat.
Very deep and throaty sounding.

So I've rambled on enough. I am all alone now. So I figured I should find my LJ account again and say hi.

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Kitties continued

  • Sep. 29th, 2015 at 11:30 PM
zack
I Couldn't find the edit button at all.

So I should just start over.

Sam came from out front with an infected paw and has been indoor since.

Sheldon I drove out to Redlands for as a listed pet on Petfinder.

Bubbie was a feral out front I set a trap for to take in.

Chester has always been around outside but needs more medical care and needs to be kept indoors.

Princess was hanging around my patio and came inside on her own, so I took her to the vet and she is now staying inside. Her right ear is clipped to mark her as a catch and release feral spay/neuter cat.

And then Thorton who was advertised by a local celebrity and was at the Humane Society for more than 150 days. He is an example of their zero kill policy as he would have been put down by any typical animal shelter. He's doing OK, but has some pain. His dental bills are through the roof though.

So that is six cats. Two are senior hospice cases, although Chester is more like the Enigerzer Bunny, so he isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Bubbie has cancer, but may last for a long time.

More Kitties

  • Sep. 15th, 2015 at 12:13 AM
zack
So I did not mention it here before, but I now have 6 kitties! Yes, I drove out to Redlands to adopt Shelly back when Sammy was my only cat at the time. I wanted to get him a look-a-like brother as a companion. OK.

So then there was Bubbie lurking around at my front door and I trapped him to get him neutered and then he joined the family.

And there was Chester who was always around, but he was looking sickly in his old age so I had to take him in for retiremnt and he needs medications which prevents him from being his old street wandering self.

So that's five. Then there was a thing on Facebook for an elderly cat who looks like Sammy and Shelly named Thorton. I just felt the calling to take him in as I've had so much experience with elderly and dying cats.

www.livejournal.com/update.bml?usejournal=boxer_ferret

His case is mostly hospice and I'm amazed that our local Humane Society shelter would even adopt out a cat in his condition, but they are working on a zero kill policy. Yet putting him down would not have been against a zero kill policy for healthy cats as he is anything but healthy.

So here I am with this miserable cat. He is in pain from very bad arthritis and a very bad stomatitis dental condition which makes him cry in pain when eating. I got him a dental procedure to remove some of his teeth, but he still has problems. He is still in pain and I am very close to having the in-home vet come out to administer euthanasia. I adopted him on June 29 so he's only had a couple months with me. I would like to aim for having him for at least the end of the year. He had been at the shelter for over 150 days which put him into a sort of special category.

So that is my six cats. And quite frankly, I'd prefer to have zero cats.

My kitties

  • Sep. 5th, 2015 at 4:59 AM
zack
Bubbie has a tumor on his left kidney. He was vomiting last Sunday with blood in it so I took him to the emergency clinic. There was no emergency situation, except for their bill. My regular vet looked at the x-ray from the emergency clinic and noticed that one kidney was bigger than the other which the emergency clinic didn't notice and alert to me at all.

My vet did an ultrasound for her own curiosity and called me back to look at it. Bubbie was on his back in a baking pan lined with bubble wrap. He was crying but the assistant had him under control. His left kidney has a very round and well-defined tumor. It may be cancer and it is the reason why his red blood cell count is very high. He also is hyperthroid, so I have to give him the pills for that.

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Storm

  • Sep. 20th, 2014 at 12:16 AM
zack
So it hasn't rained much at all this year. And then out out nowhere, we get this. With the extreme heat and humidity, it is usually called a pop-up storm. Usually happens only in the mountain regions. The extreme falling rains cause side burst winds called down drafts. It was enough to blow over some trees and crush a few cars in our area, plus completely flip over a few airplanes at the local small-plane airport near us. One lone brave hummingbird takes a last sip at the feeders before the worst breaks loose.