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Old 12-30-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
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Here's the new foster cat in the Purron household. He was picked up as a stray by animal control and has both a upper respiratory infection and bad case ringworm. I named him Calvin which in Latin means "little bald one" on account of the bare patches he has due to the ringworm infection. I gotta tell you, this is one special little guy. He purrs up a storm and is in kitty heaven to be out of the shelter. I will have to keep him in a cage until he gets better but it's much bigger than what he had at the shelter. I know this guy will be adopted very quickly once I get him over his ailments.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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I'm glad you're doing the good work. I have 2 cats, and my hands are full, and my jackets are furry, even the ones that aren't supposed to be.
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Itty bitty kitty... so cute.
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I'm glad you're doing the good work. I have 2 cats, and my hands are full, and my jackets are furry, even the ones that aren't supposed to be.
This is what finally broke me of having pets. When my old dog died, I bid goodbye to years to having dog hair on all my clothes, the rug, the couch, etc.

Nice of you to do this, but I am done with pets.

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This is what finally broke me of having pets. When my old dog died, I bid goodbye to years to having dog hair on all my clothes, the rug, the couch, etc.

Nice of you to do this, but I am done with pets.

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I understand Ha. The important thing is you gave your dog a good long life. Thanks for doing that. BTW, I meant to mention something to you about Dune perfume after seeing your post the other day. It's been my favorite for years. DH likes it too
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This is what finally broke me of having pets. When my old dog died, I bid goodbye to years to having dog hair on all my clothes, the rug, the couch, etc.

Nice of you to do this, but I am done with pets.

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I have decided I am not replacing current cat, as I will not be capable of taking care of such in future.
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I think they will have to pry my cat(s) out of my hands on the way to the Hospice.

But I can understand those who are done with pets.

When you named him Calvin I was thinking of the wonderful Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. (Ya I know Hobbes was a tiger not a cat and stuffed one but....)
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Khan, there is an elderly woman who works with the KittyKind people in the local Petco. She is the kitty-socialization specialist. Her job is to sit and hold various of the kitties and pet them and make them purr.

'tis a tough job, but she bravely soldiers on!

You could set up ways to have a regular hit of kitty fur, but not have to be 24 hour cat caretaker.

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Khan, there is an elderly woman who works with the KittyKind people in the local Petco. She is the kitty-socialization specialist. Her job is to sit and hold various of the kitties and pet them and make them purr.

'tis a tough job, but she bravely soldiers on!

You could set up ways to have a regular hit of kitty fur, but not have to be 24 hour cat caretaker.

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Good point Mews! There are lots of folks at the shelter I volunteer at who do this kind of work. They make a big difference.
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