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Ruthxxx
07-18-2008, 05:54 AM
:wave: Thunderstorms rolling through. Back later. :coffee:


Ruthxxx
07-18-2008, 06:33 AM
Back with coffee in hand and two fed and pottied dogs trying to sleep on my feet - Hershey is winning!

I'm twitchy during t-storms because I got a "fried" modem last year so make sure I'm disconnected. Right now it's raining and the online weather tells me it's sunny with cloudy periods. Duh! Who can you trust these days? The weather station is just one lake over - about two miles away. All this rain is making for a lot of crabbing from the farmers at the diner who are having trouble getting the hay in.

After yesterday's screwed up morning, today has to be better. I will work in a visit to Harry and then go to Brockville to shop. I want to buy a power washer (I'm addicted!) and do a major grocery store shop. The Pypers will be here Monday for the week and we go through a lot of food! John is 16 and considers a quart of milk a "glass". I also need to get my Hershey some premium dog food with no dyes in it to see if that helps her coat. I must get back to making my own now that the veggies are coming in.

Not sure about the weekend yet. My friend John's Aunt Pat died last night after a long battle with cancer and the funeral may be Saturday. Of course I'll be cooking for "the lunch". Nothing ever happens in Delta without food! :yikes: Some of those food porn pasta salads from yesterday look good but I may end up making my rum cake.

So wakey, wakey. Sip some coffee or whatever and tell us what your day will bring. :cofdate:

Loriann7
07-18-2008, 06:52 AM
GM RUTH, I only use premium and the comments Jade gets on her coat is phenominal! Sorry about the loss of your friends Aunt.

Sorry I wasn't here the last couple days... I had to dis=assemble the desk to get it into the den, but it's in here! Stiill have some small changes to make to both the living room and the den, like put away odds and ends left behind from the move.

Exciting day yesterday, I received a call from one of the places I interviewed last week, going in on monday for a second interview! AND, headed out first thing this morning for an interview with another company! This one is only about twenty mins from my house, which, when one lives out in the middle of "bloomfield", ie the country, 20 mins is a blessing!!!! We'll see what they have to offer!


femmecreole
07-18-2008, 06:54 AM
Morning Ruth ! Sorry your Saturday may be spent at a funeral. I always dread them, then end up having a "good" time seeing folks I haven't seen for a long time. Of course the reason for being there is always so sad.
Have fun grocery shopping today. I have to do some major grocery shopping too today.

Going to swing by and pick up a friend tonight before heading to New Orleans to meet those friends we haven't seen in 35 years. We are all meeting up for dinner, then off to see Benny Grunch (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Benny+Grunch&search_type=&aq=f). This is a local band who mostly plays "humor/parody" type stuff. Very original ...where the lyrics all focus on New Orleans cultural stuff that we find hilarious. One of those "you have to live here to get it things". They also do 50's and 60's music. Should be a lot of fun.

Just kind of hanging around the house today and may take a nap this afternoon so I can stay out late and party. Something "popped" in one of my eyes and it's all red this morning (I think sinus pressure). Hope it will not be noticeable tonight.

Ya'll have a wonderful day!

Lori, we were posting at the same time! Will keep my fingers crossed for you about that job!

cottagebythesea
07-18-2008, 07:13 AM
:tired: :yawn: :coffee: Good morning. I was up way too late last night listening to the stories from Cindy and Richard's trip. You'd think they'd be exhausted after their long flight, but they were wired! They got back to the farm around 5, and as the car came through their gates, the girls rolled down the windows and were leaning out screaming my name. :D Needless to say, I was deluged with hugs and kisses and had a child on my lap the rest of the night. :) Richard's parents made dinner for all of us, and we had a wonderful time relaxing around the table listening to all the adventures they had. It sounds like it was a spectacular trip, and one the girls will remember the rest of their lives.

So I don't know what's on the agenda for today. It depends on how tired everyone is, I guess, and Cindy was leaving the day open. It's going to be hot as Hades out, so swimming may be in the plans. We have to do some harvesting in their garden, too. The girls were delighted to discover the zucchini, cucumbers and tomatoes that were ready to be picked. I'll have the girls make us a big salad for lunch. ;)

Right now I need more coffee.

Sounds like a busy week ahead for you again, Ruth! You can never have too much food around when teenagers are in the house, believe me! They're always hungry! And I bet they really enjoy your cooking. :hun:

Loriann, I hope your second interview pans out! It sounds like the ideal situation for you! :crossed:

Iianae
07-18-2008, 07:19 AM
Good morning and happy Friday! My day is starting out a little slow, I skipped my bike ride at 3:30am this morning, not feeling too guilty about it as I will workout with Richard Simmons this evening. It's now 6:15am and I am at work getting ready to start my day, have my coffee next to me and little bowl of oatmeal and I'm all set =)

Today my son (who will be 12 next week) is getting 2 teeth pulled in preparation for braces, my husband, David, is taking him this morning and I will leave work at 11am for the day and go home to baby him when it's all done. Any suggestions for soft, picky kid friendly foods to offer him the next couple of days would be greatly appreciated.

This weekend holds nothing special for us, which is really kind of nice considerting the last several weekends have been so full I looked forward to returning to work just for the routine. We will do our extended bike rides Saturday and Sunday and the rest is up in the air =) I do play an online video game really early in the mornings on the weekends so I will do that too but other than that and the normal...grocery shopping, budget, laundry and kids...nothing else planned =)

You all have an awesome weekend and remember to relax!!

Jennifer

Schmoodle
07-18-2008, 08:07 AM
Hi chicks, sipping my tea and contemplating this enormous list of to-dos. I'm sure we'll be ready to pull out at 1:00 though and I will heave a huge sigh of relief once we are across that damn bridge and are officially "on vacation." Can't let myself get too much into vacation mode though, since I am taking some work along.
May as well confess now that I have two planned cheats over the next week. They are both things I've decided I will have once a year, and it's time! Just gotta make sure it doesn't turn inot one long cheat week. It would be really great to come back with a loss, but I'm dreaming...
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and week and I'll pop back in next Friday.

Pearlrose
07-18-2008, 08:11 AM
Good morning Chickies,

Ruth, you have another busy day planned, enjoy.

Cottage, sounds like you had a nice evening catching up, have a great day and stay cool.

Cat- have fun tonight and maybe an allergy pill would clear up the eyes works for me.

Lori- good luck on the job interview, I can totally relate to distance from job, I drive 40 minutes one way if traffic is clear longer otherwise.

Iliane- you might try jello and pudding, mac and cheese those are all pretty soft- enjoy your bike rides

As for me I am at work again, but its FRIDAY hehe- my guys get back tonight I am glad did not want to go the weekend without them, it wasn't bad week but I had work and then things lined up at night to do. Weeded the yard last nght now just have to get DS to mow today hehe. Have a great day

Pearlrose
07-18-2008, 08:12 AM
Hi Schmoodle have fun and enjoy your trip

ladybugnessa
07-18-2008, 08:37 AM
morning ladies...

Ruth Sorry about your friend and the funeral....

i'm slightly better today.
yesterday was a great P1 food day for me. even with going out for drinks (i had club soda)

today is the SUSHI lunch challenge at work... ugh... how can i not go with my friends... to the SUSHI buffet... not good... oh well.

GONNABE165
07-18-2008, 08:52 AM
YES! it's Friday and I am just hours away from leaving for Daytona and I can't wait.

Stupid scale has me mad this morning - it seems everytime you stick right on plan with eating and exercise I always gain whats up with that

Ruth sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I know what you mean about the food it always seems my family plans the food part before we plan what we are going to do.

Loriann good luck with the job

Enjoy your day Cat

Schmoodle enjoy your vacay and we will see ya next week

Nessa i love sushi

Hope everyone has a great day - I'll try to check in before I leave to go out of town

Pacergal29
07-18-2008, 08:52 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Another steamy one here today!

Schmoodle Have a great trip! "See" you next week.

Nessa Good job jumping back on! I know you will find a way to enjoy lunch today someway or another!

Loriann good luck with the job!

My nightmare closing went well yesterday, only one small glitch that I handled with a smile and a sigh of relief, if that was going to be the only problem after weeks of fighting this file I was more than willing to take it.

Looks to be a quiet weekend, food shopping on my list of things to do also, the kitchen is getting pretty bare. Need to tend to the garden, looks like in about a week I will have more tomatoes than I know what to do with! Going to try to find a wii fit but somehow doubt that will happen, I need to live closer to a big city.

Have a great friday ladies!

Kim_Star060404
07-18-2008, 09:20 AM
Good morning all.

Hearings today.
Not feeling well.
Walked this morning, but only for 20 minutes. :(
Can't wait for 5pm.

I'll try and be back later.:^:

zeffryn
07-18-2008, 09:40 AM
Good morning, everyone

staying home during the day today so that DS can catch up on his rest. He's crabby - crabby 2 year olds are no fun.

Have to go out and get a gift card for MIL's birthday.

MIL's birthday is tonight at a local mexican place....I wish I could have a margarita. These past few days are definitely putting me in the mood to drink.

MIL is neurotic. REALLY neurotic. It's driving me nuts.

Off to make some hot cereal for the family.

Check back later.

Have a great morning :)

ladybugnessa
07-18-2008, 09:55 AM
Good morning all.

Hearings today.
Not feeling well.
Walked this morning, but only for 20 minutes. :(
Can't wait for 5pm.

I'll try and be back later.:^:


feel better.

i feel that way about 4 pm today!

Barb0522
07-18-2008, 10:15 AM
Brian's dentist appointment went well. No cavities, two loose baby teeth and right now we don't have to do anything about the lower crowding. Yeah! He came home and played on the Wii until it was time to go to a meeting last night. I suggested he read instead of playing GameBoy since I don't like too much game time. He still woke up this morning with a sore neck. I think he just slept on it wrong but I'm going to watch the amount of time he spends on the Wii just in case that was a factor. He's staying home today since the field trip involves miniature golf and lasar tag which would not be a good idea right now. Motrin helped the pain and he is able to move it much easier now. He has none of the symptoms of menigitis but I looked them up just in case.

Tomorrow is the staff party and it looks like we have at least 30 coming so it should be fun. I still need to buy propane and groceries and mow but it will all get done.

ladybugnessa
07-18-2008, 10:22 AM
Good morning, everyone

staying home during the day today so that DS can catch up on his rest. He's crabby - crabby 2 year olds are no fun.

Have to go out and get a gift card for MIL's birthday.

MIL's birthday is tonight at a local mexican place....I wish I could have a margarita. These past few days are definitely putting me in the mood to drink.

MIL is neurotic. REALLY neurotic. It's driving me nuts.

Off to make some hot cereal for the family.

Check back later.

Have a great morning :)

ugh crabby babies and insane MIL... so so sorry...

hmacneil6
07-18-2008, 10:35 AM
Good morning ladies!!! Happy Friday!

Ruth - Glad to hear that this morning is better than yesterday's. Have a good weekend, try to find some sort of rest.

Loriann - Great news! Here's hoping that one of the jobs is a good fit!

Cat - I agree with you re: funerals. Even though they are somber occasions, there always seems to be such love and good feelings that sometimes you can't help but have a good time. Have a great time tonight with your high school buddy.

Cottage - Glad to hear that your girls got back safely and had such a wonderful time. Be sure to take it easy with them today as they deal with the joys of jet lag.

Iianae - Welcome! Mashed potatoes always were a go to for me when I had teeth stuff to deal with. Soft enough to go down, but also filling.

Schmoodle - Have a safe trip and enjoy your time away. Don't work too hard.

Pearlrose - Glad to hear that your family is coming home this weekend. Enjoy having them back.

Nessa - Glad to hear that things are already feeling better. Sushi is one of those things that I know I will want down the road, so I am waiting until I have the right mind set. In the mean time, like you, I will stay FAR AWAY!!!

Gonnabe - Have a great time in Daytona! Enjoy!

Stephanie - Sounds like you'll have a productive weekend. Try to find some fun it it!

Kim - Feel better! The weekend is almost here!!!

Zeff - Sounds like your MIL and MIL are made from the same mold. She can seriously drive me crazy. I hope you're able to get DS in a better mood so tonight's celebrations isn't made worse by a cranky boy. Good luck with that!

Barb - Glad to hear that things went well at the Dentist. Good luck getting ready for the weekend party!

Me - Going into work late today due to a Chiropractic appointment. So today will be a very short work day. Headed over to my friend's tonight to scrapbook, and then I've got USO tomorrow morning. We got news that there are two big buses coming in today and tomorrow, so it should be a full scene at the hospitality suite. Playing poker with friends and getting a new car are also on the agenda.
Have a FANTASTIC Friday, Ladies!!!
ENJOY!

zeffryn
07-18-2008, 10:54 AM
I asked DH if my mom was that bad...he said no...I still don't know if he was just trying to make me feel better ;)

DS seems to be in better spirits today...I think the combination of not very long or good naps during the day and a bunch of young kids trying to all play with the same toy was just making him a little out of sorts. I'm going to try and get him back on his nap schedule today. He should sleep a lot....he doesn't really seem in the mood to actually do anything....but is perky and happy.

thank god it is Friday. Oy.

Tomorrow, the entire clan is going shopping and then out to lunch. The boys are then going to a beer festival and I think the girls are going their separate ways.

Let me get something off my back...

SIL has a daughter who is a month older than my DS. DS usually takes a morning nap, while his cousin takes an afternoon nap. When we were trying to figure out the plan for tomorrow, she kept making it abundantly clear that we had to go in the morning...or she wasn't interested in going at all. I told her that mornings are usually not the best for us, unless we get started early. She basically blew that information off and said that she wanted to let her DD wake up naturally - and she wasn't sure what time that would be. She said she would just call us when they were ready...it could be anytime from 9-11....I don't know how she thinks I'm supposed to just keep a tired 2 year old happy for two hours...or why she can't just say, let's meet at such and such a time! I mentioned 10...but apparently she can wake up as late as 10:30.

Why do people expect my family to be ultra flexible...and cannot be just a teensy bit flexible in return? I hate not having time plans....how do I judge what time I have to be up by to get everyone fed and dressed if I have no idea what time we're going to be meeting?

ugh! I'm aggravated.

Belle Mer
07-18-2008, 11:16 AM
Just popping in to say hi. Busy day today.

Is anyone else frustrated about the quality of produce in the supermarkets? Expensive and poor quality does not make for a happy SB dieter, I'll tell ya.

Hot and humid today, nothing new.

Well, have a great day, everyone!!

weezle
07-18-2008, 11:35 AM
:tired::tired::tired::tired::tired:

That's me today too. Grandma is awake and sharp as a tack, and in relatively good spirits. They removed 850 cc's of fluid from one of her lungs yesterday, so she's breathing a bit better. Still no word on the blood clot, but at least she's far more comfortable than she had been.

Went and picked up an aunt at the airport in St Louis at 10:15 last night. Got her home, settled, and went to bed at 1am. Phone rang at 3:45am with my work ring tone "Take This Job and Shove It." I answered, and it was one of my worker bees back in the store because he didn't have his house/car keys. Apparently he'd gone to the midnight showing of the new Batman movie with friends, they dumped him off afterward, and he couldn't get into his car and no one answered at home. He figured his keys were inside, so he went in, shut off the alarm, and looked for them. But, due to the time, the security company called him up and asked for his pin #, which he didn't have on him.

So then I got off the phone with him and the security company called me to let me know that they had dispatched the police. I said "fantastic" and they said "Well is he supposed to be there?" I said that he'd left his keys inside and needed them to go home, so they said "Do you want us to stop the police dispatch then?" YES. PLEASE.

So then back to bed at 4:15am. I eventually got up at 9:10, but I am still exhausted. Tommy went to get Little Guy from his mom's (he didn't want to come home last night) so I'm going to curl up with a book and possibly take a little nappy on the couch before they get back.

Thanks for all the prayers and happy thoughts for my grandma. My family and I really appreciate them all, and feel free to keep them flowin! Hope you all have a great day.

Lisa

zeffryn
07-18-2008, 12:03 PM
Just got back from the grocery store. I'm irate.

We were standing in line checking out. Calvin was playing with a little toy truck. There was a boy in line behind us. Calvin offered the little boy his truck...and the kid spit in his face and said "I don't want your toy".I was so appalled. The mom saw it and didn't say or do anything! I told her that I didn't appreciate her boy spitting in my kids face...and she said.."keep to yourself, you stupid white bi*ch". I was so stunned, I didn't know what to say. I've never been so embarrassed or upset in my entire life. Calvin was giving his toy to this little boy....and he gets spit on and I get called a b*tch? I told her that the profanity was unwarranted, especially around the kids and she just rolled her eyes and moved to another lane.

I dropped my cart off with the clerk, apologized for not being able to put it all back and left. I was so humiliated and red with anger. When I got to the car, I just broke down in tears.

I can't believe this kind of thing still happens. The entire world focuses on white on black racism...but what about black on white racism? I see it all the time down here, and nothing is ever done about it.

Fat Melanie
07-18-2008, 12:25 PM
My favorite cat died, and I'm devastated. We called her Baby Girl... We have no idea what happened. I feel like it's my fault. She seemed healthy, she ran around and she even had kittens a couple of weeks ago.

The thing was, this was her 3rd litter of kittens. They have all died, and in this litter, there were 6, 4 died and 2 remain. We don't understand why that happened either. We were planning on taking her to the vet to get her fixed and to check her for tapeworms, because she was skinny and growled and snatched food from our plates (yes, literally!) and growled at the other cats over food. We thought maybe she was nutritionally deficient due to tapeworms but she seemed fine other than the skinny factor and we didn't have the extra cash to pay for a vet at the time so we hadn't brought her yet...

We had been gone pretty much all day, we were with his ex wife and her son, talking to a psychologist to evaluate all of us with the children we have now, (cause he's gonna go to court with them.) Before we had left, Baby Girl had vomited in the morning but she has done that before, the other day, so we didn't think anything of it. All the cats have done that from time to time. And one of the other cats ate it (yes I know that's gross, but she ate it before I could clean it) and she is fine. So I'm not sure if the cat was poisoned or not...

Before we left to go to the psychological evaluation, we heard wild thrashing about and furious scratching and whatnot in the front room, behind a desk. We thought it was Baby Girl either moving her kittens behind there and clearing out a path (she's had previous litters there) or just messing with stuff, as she was prone to do. So... we left, and we left her there to die and I'll never forget it. I know now what was really happening and I could have done something.

We didn't even realize until late at night that she was nowhere to be found, when her two kittens walked out of the closet mewing, no, SCREAMING in hunger. I took them around the house so she could come out of hiding but she wouldn't come, which BF thought was crazy, because she ALWAYS came to my call. That cat loved me more than anything... He looked in the backroom and I remembered the wild thrashing from earlier, went into the front room, looked behind the desk, saw her, called her name, she was so still and silent and I knew. I pretty much got frantic and started yelling "MY CAT IS DEAD, SOMETHING HAPPENED TO MY CAT!!!!" I wanted it to not be true. But when he pulled her out from behind there, he told me not to look and I did. And I'll never forget it.

I admit, I was so upset I was talking to her like she was still alive and petting her (yes, I washed my hands excessively afterwards.) But no doubt about it, she was dead... rigor mortis and I lifted her up to look in her face... nightmares. That wasn't my cat's face... not the cat I knew. Her head was bent up at a weird angle, not like she broke it or anything, but still.

WHAT HAPPENED TO MY CAT???

I know she had tapeworms now after googling about it, but it doesn't kill cats. I just don't understand it. I posted a question about it on Yahoo Answers and a lot of the answerers said it was my fault and how horrible it was I hadn't brought her to a vet when we knew she was skinny, and etc, and I agree. I feel horrible. I loved that cat.

I took her two remaining kittens and put them with our other cat, who is a young and healthy mommy with healthy kittens, and they nursed briefly, and she hasn't hissed at them the way the black cat would hiss at her kittens, and earlier I saw her licking one, but I'm not sure she's taken over fully as the Mommy because just a few minutes ago, both of the kittens of the deceased cat were crying really loudly. We're going to get kitten formula and a bottle.

Does anyone have any idea of what the **** I did to my cat??? Could boric acid have killed her??? Today is a bleak day, and the weather matches my mood. It's rather appropriate, if depressing.

Hey Zeffryn... that woman was absurdly rude, and her kid was a brat! She was the b*tch, not you.

Oooh I would have slapped me a b*tch. It would have been onnnnn... I am not in the mood for any BS right now.

I agree that reverse racism exists, I have been called a white this and a white that before. At the same time however, I've had a good many black friends and they all love me despite the color of my skin. They do admit that many of their people are just as racist as whites and other races can be. Racism exists in all races, ethnicities, and countries. I am not sure why people don't place as much focus on 'reverse racism' as they do white on black racism, other than people are scared to because of past grievances, or something. I'm not sure.

I hate racism, in any color or form. Sorry that you were a victim of racism, Zeffryn, it's not a pretty thing. If that lady was in YOUR situation, and she had been called a black b*tch, I'm sure she wouldn't be feeling so good right now either! So why can't people think of how others would feel in that situation before they speak... Sigh. People! Hope your day is better.

Hope everyone else's day is better than mine... I hope you all have a awesome Friday.

Barb, I'm very glad for your son, that he has his Wiii..

And everybody else, hope your day is a good one.

Sidenote, if anyone thinks I'm being overly dramatic over my cat, I apologize, but I really loved that cat, I love all my cats and they're like my children... I am very attached to my animals. I love them all.

Weezle, it is great to hear that your grandmother is doing better. :D It's good news to hear on such a depressing day. :)

uscarchie
07-18-2008, 12:47 PM
Oh my gosh, there's a lot of really sad stuff happening today. Zeff, I can't believe anyone would behave like that. I just don't know how I would react to that, but I think you handled the situation as well as you could have. Melanie, I am sorry to hear about your cat. Any number of things could have happened to her- internal parasites, a virus, feline HIV or lukemia, a heart attack. I'd take the kittens to the vet if you can- or contact your local Humane society for free or cheap resources. You should make sure the kittens haven't any illnesses.

TwynnB
07-18-2008, 01:26 PM
Zeff - Wow. That stinks. Boy, attitudes like that really help progress society, doesn't it? And that little boy sounds like he'll be as bad or worse than his mom. Very sad.

Melanie - sorry about your cat. Nope, tapes don't kill. A lot of other things can, especially since all the kittens were dying. Good luck in finding an answer. Definately recommend bringing the kittens to your vet.

Everyone else - between work-out, lunch and work! Hope everyone is okay.

Me - yep. This morning off - able to get a good workout in, ran to the grocery store (freak, I can spend a lot of money fast!), ate lunch and checking out 3FC, then off to work. Boring day, huh? That's not a bad thing though :).

Loriann7
07-18-2008, 01:45 PM
Hi Zyn, Your right, if whites did that we'd be charged criminally, and are suppose to take it when its the other way around as you described. Down in Georgia I visited a few years ago and was appalled at the way the blacks behaved toward me! Mind you, my best best friend is black, her hubby is white with the most adorable children you can imagine! Six of them no less! Unfortunately I think we need new laws to protect the whites from the black racists! Corrupt I tell ya! Why can't people just see other people for that, another person, rather than "white, black, chinese, male, female"... Too bad we all aren't blind, then we'd see other's for who they are, not the color of their skin, or their looks! The world would be a much richer place!!!!!!

Just got back from the grocery store. I'm irate.

We were standing in line checking out. Calvin was playing with a little toy truck. There was a boy in line behind us. Calvin offered the little boy his truck...and the kid spit in his face and said "I don't want your toy".I was so appalled. The mom saw it and didn't say or do anything! I told her that I didn't appreciate her boy spitting in my kids face...and she said.."keep to yourself, you stupid white bi*ch". I was so stunned, I didn't know what to say. I've never been so embarrassed or upset in my entire life. Calvin was giving his toy to this little boy....and he gets spit on and I get called a b*tch? I told her that the profanity was unwarranted, especially around the kids and she just rolled her eyes and moved to another lane.

I dropped my cart off with the clerk, apologized for not being able to put it all back and left. I was so humiliated and red with anger. When I got to the car, I just broke down in tears.

I can't believe this kind of thing still happens. The entire world focuses on white on black racism...but what about black on white racism? I see it all the time down here, and nothing is ever done about it.

Loriann7
07-18-2008, 01:52 PM
Mel, I had two cats, from 1993, had to put them both down earlier this y ear. One of them had seizures, the other a tumor, both very sic, one was 19 the other 17. When you described your dead cats face, and the hissing, It sounds to me like she had a stroke, of which there was NOTHING you nor the vet could of done!!!!! PLEASE know you did nothing wrong. As one who spent more than her share at the vet due to being scared, come to realize I spent money needlessly, many times there's nothing they can do! As for your cat losing other kittens, it sounds like she had some sort of illness. Drugs may or may not have helped with those other litters, but please, know , with the sounds of things she was just sick and, trust me, I cried for well over a week, and tears coming now thinking of my boys, she is no longer in pain. PLEASE TAKE COMFORT!!!!


My favorite cat died, and I'm devastated. We called her Baby Girl... We have no idea what happened. I feel like it's my fault. She seemed healthy, she ran around and she even had kittens a couple of weeks ago.

The thing was, this was her 3rd litter of kittens. They have all died, and in this litter, there were 6, 4 died and 2 remain. We don't understand why that happened either. We were planning on taking her to the vet to get her fixed and to check her for tapeworms, because she was skinny and growled and snatched food from our plates (yes, literally!) and growled at the other cats over food. We thought maybe she was nutritionally deficient due to tapeworms but she seemed fine other than the skinny factor and we didn't have the extra cash to pay for a vet at the time so we hadn't brought her yet...

We had been gone pretty much all day, we were with his ex wife and her son, talking to a psychologist to evaluate all of us with the children we have now, (cause he's gonna go to court with them.) Before we had left, Baby Girl had vomited in the morning but she has done that before, the other day, so we didn't think anything of it. All the cats have done that from time to time. And one of the other cats ate it (yes I know that's gross, but she ate it before I could clean it) and she is fine. So I'm not sure if the cat was poisoned or not...

Before we left to go to the psychological evaluation, we heard wild thrashing about and furious scratching and whatnot in the front room, behind a desk. We thought it was Baby Girl either moving her kittens behind there and clearing out a path (she's had previous litters there) or just messing with stuff, as she was prone to do. So... we left, and we left her there to die and I'll never forget it. I know now what was really happening and I could have done something.

We didn't even realize until late at night that she was nowhere to be found, when her two kittens walked out of the closet mewing, no, SCREAMING in hunger. I took them around the house so she could come out of hiding but she wouldn't come, which BF thought was crazy, because she ALWAYS came to my call. That cat loved me more than anything... He looked in the backroom and I remembered the wild thrashing from earlier, went into the front room, looked behind the desk, saw her, called her name, she was so still and silent and I knew. I pretty much got frantic and started yelling "MY CAT IS DEAD, SOMETHING HAPPENED TO MY CAT!!!!" I wanted it to not be true. But when he pulled her out from behind there, he told me not to look and I did. And I'll never forget it.

I admit, I was so upset I was talking to her like she was still alive and petting her (yes, I washed my hands excessively afterwards.) But no doubt about it, she was dead... rigor mortis and I lifted her up to look in her face... nightmares. That wasn't my cat's face... not the cat I knew. Her head was bent up at a weird angle, not like she broke it or anything, but still.

WHAT HAPPENED TO MY CAT???

I know she had tapeworms now after googling about it, but it doesn't kill cats. I just don't understand it. I posted a question about it on Yahoo Answers and a lot of the answerers said it was my fault and how horrible it was I hadn't brought her to a vet when we knew she was skinny, and etc, and I agree. I feel horrible. I loved that cat.

I took her two remaining kittens and put them with our other cat, who is a young and healthy mommy with healthy kittens, and they nursed briefly, and she hasn't hissed at them the way the black cat would hiss at her kittens, and earlier I saw her licking one, but I'm not sure she's taken over fully as the Mommy because just a few minutes ago, both of the kittens of the deceased cat were crying really loudly. We're going to get kitten formula and a bottle.

Does anyone have any idea of what the **** I did to my cat??? Could boric acid have killed her??? Today is a bleak day, and the weather matches my mood. It's rather appropriate, if depressing.

Loriann7
07-18-2008, 01:56 PM
Well, the interview today went well, then she asked what I was looking for in dollars, lets just say she's about ten K low! if she can find someone to do that job for that little, I question their ability. Anyway, I still have that 2nd interview on Monday! Thats one of the two I'm really hoping to get anyway! :)

hmacneil6
07-18-2008, 03:50 PM
Zeff - That's terrible! You are a better person than I am. I hope the rest of your weekend gets so much better.

Mel - I'm so sorry. I agree with the other gals, get the babies to the vet to make sure they're all right. You'd hate for the rest of the cats to get sick as well.

zeffryn
07-18-2008, 03:57 PM
I honestly thought about running her down in my car when she walked out of the store.....but then thought my family would be better off if I didn't spend the next years in prison.

Mel- sorry about your kitty. I don't have any idea what could have caused it...I hate when animals die. I'm hoping that my little (well, big fat) Gary cat never dies. I don't know if DH and I could handle it.

femmecreole
07-18-2008, 05:40 PM
Zeff, what a terrible experience for you and your sweet baby. Just remember that idiots come in every shade of the rainbow and unfortunatly idiots seem to reproduce and "educate" their children the same way they were.

hmmmm...wonder if the store had a security video of this incident??

Mel, sounds like the cat had some kind of seisure. I had a cat who had seisures and one day she went out and never did come home.

Belle Mer
07-18-2008, 05:41 PM
Melanie, so sorry about your cat. As an animal lover, I know how hard it is to lose them.

Zeffryn, so sorry about your run-in at the store. I don't understand how people can be so mean. I don't know if I could have done as well as you in that situation. I think I would have lost my mind if someone's child spit in my kid's face, and I don't even have kids.