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kareng

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Cool, Sora! :)

My hubs (a lifelong cat lover and "adopted Dad" of several kitties) has said:

"I think, if they could figure out how to open the cans of food, they would never need us at all. They own us. And I feel honored to be included."


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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My kitty loves his bath, he sits in the bath tub and will meow until I go in and start to fill it for him. It has to be the right temperature, and I make it so it's only about 5cm deep and he doesn't like me to walk away while he's playing in the water, I get in big trouble for that. I'm bringing another one home from the shelter in a few weeks, she just has to be fixed up first and watched for a week after to make sure there are no complications. I'm certain there will be some punishment for bringing another one into the home, but they will get along ok in time. He does not like the car. At all. Yet we travel a lot. Last weekend we went just for one night and he went to a pet sitter, my 9 year old said it was the best trip we've had all year, she could read her book and hear her own words in her head! I hope the new kitty is better in the car than he is.


Lord please give me patience, because if you give me strength, I may just beat the living crap out of someone...

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"Show me a man who likes cats and he is my friend forever, with no further introduction." ~~~Mark Twain

To IRISH HEART: I apologize for my behavior on that rant page ~ my brain must be diseased as well. peace

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"Show me a man who likes cats and he is my friend forever, with no further introduction." ~~~Mark Twain

To IRISH HEART: I apologize for my behavior on that rant page ~ my brain must be diseased as well. peace

No worries, hon--it's in the past. Happy to see you feeling better.

and the Twain quote--is PURRfect. Best wishes to you!


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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One week update:

She fits right in. Hub, who doesn't care for cats, lets her snuggle on hs lap!

She enjoys going on the screened proch but hasn't tried to get out. We are working on keeping her off the kitchen counters and table.

M was gone all weekend camping and doing the state snake count (our state likes to count various animals). He got home and showered and went to the basement to watch cartoons and nap. Gracie was on the porch and came running to snuggle with him.


 

 

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aw, that's so sweet, K. She's "home" and she owns all of you now.

I count birds here for Cornell Lab of Ornithology, so I get the "counting" thing. That's good of M to help.

J. trained all the cats to stay off the counters/table by gently "misting" them with a squirt bottle. Does not take long. They do not like it.

We do let them on the furniture, so they are probably thinking "what the heck is the difference between the counter and the couch, you crazy humans? "

Maybe this will work for you?


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Gracie is very happy to have found her family - she will learn to stay off counters - out of the blue our little princess started counter cruising, didn't take long to train her that it was not allowed -- we finally figured out she was looking for water that was more convenient &/or more fresh than her water bowl - Shelby is fascinated with water - she plays in the larger water bowl we have in one room - she is not afraid of it at all, not sure she knows she is a cat ;)


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

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We found a kitten at a foster carer through the RSPCA, beautiful little thing that came up on my FB newsfeed. I went to meet her, there were 28 cats in total from little kittens through to adults in this big room like a motel, all waiting for their furever homes, but this particular one really had me. She has beautiful, absolutely stunning, she is affectionate but she holds her own really well, she has attitude and I love that. After we left from visiting with her and the other fosters, I got the itchy eyes, so went back last week to visit her alone, she was allowed inside the house so she felt pretty special about that, she was amazing. Climbed all over me like old mates, but wandered off to explore like she had no fear. I came up in welts and my face swelled up. Luckily there was a chemist nearby so I could walk in there and get Ventolin because I couldn't breathe properly and some antihistimines for the swelling. It's so upsetting to find the perfect companion, one who will fit into the family in a house full of kids with existing furbabies, then be allergic to that extreme :(

So glad your furry one fits in really well, they all deserve a loving, comfortable, warm and cosy home to spend their lives being doted on.


Lord please give me patience, because if you give me strength, I may just beat the living crap out of someone...

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We found a kitten at a foster carer through the RSPCA, beautiful little thing that came up on my FB newsfeed. I went to meet her, there were 28 cats in total from little kittens through to adults in this big room like a motel, all waiting for their furever homes, but this particular one really had me. She has beautiful, absolutely stunning, she is affectionate but she holds her own really well, she has attitude and I love that. After we left from visiting with her and the other fosters, I got the itchy eyes, so went back last week to visit her alone, she was allowed inside the house so she felt pretty special about that, she was amazing. Climbed all over me like old mates, but wandered off to explore like she had no fear. I came up in welts and my face swelled up. Luckily there was a chemist nearby so I could walk in there and get Ventolin because I couldn't breathe properly and some antihistimines for the swelling. It's so upsetting to find the perfect companion, one who will fit into the family in a house full of kids with existing furbabies, then be allergic to that extreme :(

So glad your furry one fits in really well, they all deserve a loving, comfortable, warm and cosy home to spend their lives being doted on.

I feel your pain. I would DEARLY love to have cats, but am dangerously allergic. Le sigh... Will be getting a hypo-allergenic dog in the relatively near future though, so I'm really looking forward to that.


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Gracie update:

The "owner" talked to my friend that had been feeding Gracie. Gave her the cat's shot records last night. A bit late! She claimed to love her and be glad she had a new home (next door neighbor told her about me). But the house has been empty for 2 weeks and she wasn't too worried about the cat. She still owns the house because of some finacial mess of her husband's and his ex's owing the goverment money or something.

Anyway. Her skin problems seem to have resolved without additional medications.

Here's one question: She seems to need to use the computer alot. Do cats have thier own version of Facebook? Catbook? :D


 

 

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Oh i miss my kitty cat. My mom had her before i was born and the cat claimed me as her own (long story short, she abandoned her babies and wanted nothing to do with them (when my mom took her in she was already expecting)). So yep, i could do anything (and i mean anything) to her and she wouldn't hurt me at all. If someone else were to try it, lets just say they'd loose something important to them. I think i have a picture somewhere of me dragging her around with by her tail (i was like two when that occured), or when i would dress her up in baby clothes....

Poor thing was crosseyed though. She'd take a running jump at the cat tree we had for her and half the time youd hear a thump from where she would hit the wall.

She loved baths and you had to keep the door shut if you didn't want company. She'd sit on the edge and bat at the water, then slink in.

She walked on a lesh like a dog and was often the spectacul at road stops. She also enjoyed car rides.

She was 19 (almost twenty) when we had to put her down. I miss her so much.

I can't have cats anymore though, both me and my mom are allergic. We think it was because we used to give her so many baths, that she never bothered us.

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Gracie update:

The "owner" talked to my friend that had been feeding Gracie. Gave her the cat's shot records last night. A bit late! She claimed to love her and be glad she had a new home (next door neighbor told her about me). But the house has been empty for 2 weeks and she wasn't too worried about the cat. She still owns the house because of some finacial mess of her husband's and his ex's owing the goverment money or something.

Anyway. Her skin problems seem to have resolved without additional medications.

Here's one question: She seems to need to use the computer alot. Do cats have thier own version of Facebook? Catbook? :D

Cats want ON anything you pay attention to: books, newspapers, computer. It's their way of asking you to reassure them they are the most important thing in your world??


Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. ~ Mark Twain

Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.

Hashimoto's DX 2005.

Gluten-Free since 6/2011.

DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.

Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

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Here's one question: She seems to need to use the computer alot. Do cats have thier own version of Facebook? Catbook? :D

Could be using CDate...looking for the purrfect dude?

You did the right thing by Gracie and she is home now. Maybe her skin issues resolved because you gave her good healthy food with omegas. Lucky kitty --finding Karen. ;)

And, that's a very nice fish, K. Clever girl. :)


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Karen, a while back you asked about kitty treats. We tried Nutro Natural Choice Indoor Active Health recently, and Tyler loves it.

Got it at Pets Plus as a trial size for $1.99 :)

So happy to hear Gracie is doing well!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Congrats on your new addition Karen:)

The kneading is a definite sign f affection and of course kitty is telling you that younare now owned lol

We have a 3 year old tabby who owns us and two 18 month old orphans we took in and bottle fed when they were just an hour old. Those two not only own us, but rule the roost with our yorkie poo who thinks she is their mother , therefore the three of them n turn call all the shots lol

Soooooo... Welcome to the world of cats..it's an amazing one and not boo many dull moments....and bless your heart for taking in your new four legged friend:)

Jody

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The sweetest Kitty is having a Kitty Freak-out! M, my 16 yr old, just put a very thin collar with a little tag on her. She is racing around trying to outrun the collar.

She tries to slip out the front door. We are wise to her and she hasn't gone anywhere yet, but we thought we should put our phone number on her.


 

 

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Karen

We have a rescue cat that we got who was already.de clawed so he's an indoor cat

he would sneak out rarely but we got 2 little tiny bells to put on his collar that also helps to know where is in the house and easier to find if he ever got out.


Judy in Southern CA

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K, make sure it's a breakaway collar so if she's stuck she won't strangle herself.


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K, make sure it's a breakaway collar so if she's stuck she won't strangle herself.

Lost more collars that way. Finally gave up because her fur got all matted around the collar anyway, fuzzball that she is. If she gets out and gets lost, she is on her own :ph34r: Perhaps I could get her microchipped?? :unsure:


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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The sweetest Kitty is having a Kitty Freak-out! M, my 16 yr old, just put a very thin collar with a little tag on her. She is racing around trying to outrun the collar.

She tries to slip out the front door. We are wise to her and she hasn't gone anywhere yet, but we thought we should put our phone number on her.

I'd run to if I saw that huge mouth coming at me open! LOL

Seriously though, there is a company called Pet Tags that makes collars with your pets name and your phone number. We have had them for all our pets. Came in real handy one day years ago when I let my old Westie out. I had a phone call a few minutes later from a neighbor saying that my dog was in their yard playing with their kids. He'd only been out for 5 minutes! He had doggie Alzheimers and never would have found his way home if not for that collar. They do make break-away ones for kitties also. Microchips are also a good idea but can be pricey. Talk to your vet about them.

http://www.pettags.com/


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I'd run to if I saw that huge mouth coming at me open! LOL

Seriously though, there is a company called Pet Tags that makes collars with your pets name and your phone number. We have had them for all our pets. Came in real handy one day years ago when I let my old Westie out. I had a phone call a few minutes later from a neighbor saying that my dog was in their yard playing with their kids. He'd only been out for 5 minutes! He had doggie Alzheimers and never would have found his way home if not for that collar. They do make break-away ones for kitties also. Microchips are also a good idea but can be pricey. Talk to your vet about them.

http://www.pettags.com/

Thanks for that link. I think I will order one. She really hates the tag and somehow manages to chew on it.

We took her to the vet and our main worry was that she would be sick. I completely forgot about the microchip. I'm worried a previous owner might have a chip in her with thier info. Some of the shelters here microchip all the animals. I want an obvious phone number so someone could say "Is that Gracie? What is she doing out?" and know its Gracie.


 

 

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