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« Reply #71925 on: October 12, 2019, 05:13:58 am »
That's the trouble with pets. We always outlive them. Hang in there buddy.

Not to sound callous, but you should get another cat. That's the only thing that got me out of my funk when I had to put mine down.

Fortunately for me, my cats lasted a long time.  I had three cats, two were born with deformities and the owner was going to simply kill them/abandon them.  One had fused vertebrae in her tale and one leg longer than the other, the other cat had a gimpy paw because the bones in her leg didn't connect properly.  That was back in 2002.  One of the cats died in 2016, and the second one died in this summer.  The third cat was a stray that just sorta showed up.  I don't know exactly how old she was but she arrived back in 2003.  That was the one I had to put down today.  So each cat managed to live a fairly long time.  I think I might get some more cats.  I'm a recluse so I could use the company.
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« Reply #71926 on: October 12, 2019, 02:39:55 pm »
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

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« Reply #71927 on: October 12, 2019, 02:52:33 pm »
 :D  Everyone needs to read the last line.
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« Reply #71928 on: October 12, 2019, 03:06:57 pm »
Lol bullet proof flag.
Being lazy is bad; unless you still get what you want, then it's called "patience".
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« Reply #71929 on: October 12, 2019, 03:07:49 pm »
I guess it's the 19th century equivalent to the movie cliché of, "You can't do this! I'm an American!" :P
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« Reply #71930 on: October 12, 2019, 03:27:22 pm »
I had to put down my last cat.  She had developed cancer of the mouth last July.  The cancer got pretty bad, bad enough that had a lot of difficulty eating and could no longer clean herself.  The vet said he had never seen a cancer that bad in a cat.  He had difficulty finding her tongue.  I am now catless. :(

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Raz, sad to hear that, but you did the right thing.

And as you've said in your next post, rescuing and looking after them for so long was doubly the decent thing to do.

Yes, I'd give it a while, but do consider another one;they are as you say pretty good company at times.
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« Reply #71931 on: October 12, 2019, 03:58:36 pm »
Vaseline, sperm oil, and spare nuts are as important today.
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« Reply #71932 on: October 12, 2019, 05:43:18 pm »
I guess it's the 19th century equivalent to the movie cliché of, "You can't do this! I'm an American!" :P

The Romans in Cicero's time had a similar claim: "Civis Romanus sum."
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« Reply #71933 on: October 12, 2019, 07:59:31 pm »
I had to put down my last cat.  She had developed cancer of the mouth last July.  The cancer got pretty bad, bad enough that had a lot of difficulty eating and could no longer clean herself.  The vet said he had never seen a cancer that bad in a cat.  He had difficulty finding her tongue.  I am now catless. :(

 :(

Raz, sad to hear that, but you did the right thing.

And as you've said in your next post, rescuing and looking after them for so long was doubly the decent thing to do.

Yes, I'd give it a while, but do consider another one;they are as you say pretty good company at times.

We've discussed adopting an animal with special needs if we get another pet, but we're unlikely to get an additional one as long as the 3 we have now are still with us.

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« Reply #71934 on: October 12, 2019, 08:09:10 pm »
I had to put down my last cat.  She had developed cancer of the mouth last July.  The cancer got pretty bad, bad enough that had a lot of difficulty eating and could no longer clean herself.  The vet said he had never seen a cancer that bad in a cat.  He had difficulty finding her tongue.  I am now catless. :(

 :(

Raz, sad to hear that, but you did the right thing.

And as you've said in your next post, rescuing and looking after them for so long was doubly the decent thing to do.

Yes, I'd give it a while, but do consider another one;they are as you say pretty good company at times.

We've discussed adopting an animal with special needs if we get another pet, but we're unlikely to get an additional one as long as the 3 we have now are still with us.

Yes three is a fair few to deal with; Since my two died, I'm 'relying' on the wildlife, feeding the birds and deer stalking in the forest.

Oddly this afternoon I saw a sparrowhawk taking a bird in a town street, not seen that before.  :bowler:
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« Reply #71935 on: October 13, 2019, 10:01:43 am »
Working in a choir singing contest held by Eurovision, which this year takes place in Barcelona.

The Danish contestants are really fun, but the Russians are probably going to win - they are the chorister equivalent of Ivan Drago. The Hungarian girls are the hottest.
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« Reply #71936 on: October 13, 2019, 10:49:18 am »
I'm reading a textbook on Semiotics.  No, I don't know why I'm doing this anymore than you folks are.  I guess I just wish I could go back to school.  There is so much I don't understand.
I've given it serious thought. I must scorn the ways of my family, and seek a Japanese woman to yield me my progeny. He shall live in the lands of the east, and be well tutored in his sacred trust to weave the best traditions of Japan and the Sacred South together, until such time as he (or, indeed his house, which will periodically require infusion of both Southern and Japanese bloodlines of note) can deliver to the South it's independence, either in this world or in space.  -Lettow April of 2011

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« Reply #71937 on: October 13, 2019, 10:56:34 am »
I'm reading a textbook on Semiotics.  No, I don't know why I'm doing this anymore than you folks are.  I guess I just wish I could go back to school.  There is so much I don't understand.

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« Reply #71938 on: October 13, 2019, 11:06:19 am »
Working in a choir singing contest held by Eurovision, which this year takes place in Barcelona.

The Danish contestants are really fun, but the Russians are probably going to win - they are the chorister equivalent of Ivan Drago. The Hungarian girls are the hottest.

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« Reply #71939 on: October 13, 2019, 12:02:59 pm »
Ok, done with Cobi tanks for now. Unless the StuG-III comes back, or the SU-85. Or the KV-1 or KV-2.

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