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On 9/4/2013 3:46 PM, Bill Graham wrote:
I will never forget that cat. He was the light of my life.....
What a great story Bill!
That dog was an emissary making sure you hadn't forgotten your cat!
Yes. I didn't know why he was there untill he lay down on the front door
mat. It was B-K's favorite place to spend the night in the Summertime. It
was also where he lay when he died a month before. The dog lay there with
his head between his front paws, pressed against the doormat, and then I
knew for sure why he was there. He was grieving for his friend. I know how
he felt. - I grieve for him too......
I could call B-K with a dog whistle. When the roving vet came to give B-K
his shots, all I would have to do was blow that dog whistle, and in a few
minutes, B-K would come running down the block, and I would pick him up and
hand him to the vet. What a wonderful cat he was......
This is the troll bashing me for coming up with a neat
solution to a serious problem. Here it is talking about its
cat and "sedating him a lot, if that's what it takes".
Somebody needs to investigate its computer, to look for drug
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Subject: Coat matting
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:48:45 -0500
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Advise, please: my long-haired cat, who's got a personality more
suspicious than a mother/father-in-law (take your choice) and a hair
trigger when it comes to any sudden noise (and when the trigger trips
the creature turns into a buzz saw that must get away) has significant
matting of his coat. By these things, I'm intending to communicate that
it's hard to hold him down for long and when you do, if there's any
unexpected sound from anywhere in or around the house, he'll start to
take off and go through you to get away. So, I'm wanting to, maybe,
sedate him a little--or a lot, if that's what it takes, since he's
clawed furrows through my arms before--so I can cut this matting out,
brush him and start fresh.
Any suggestions as to how to approach this?
Let me start by stating our now-deceased 18 pound Maine Coon, Boswell, used to shed in clumps, requiring a tranquilizer and near-shaving to cure. He would not tolerate more than light brushing even when mat free. Then, our vet lent us one of these:
And I bought a pair of these:
Which allowed two things. First, more frequent, lighter brushings, so fewer mats to remove. And, second, the cat could 'fight back' without damage, which to him was very satisfying.
Sadly we lost him at 16 to cancer. But the incumbents now are also long-hairs but have been trained since kittens to tolerate, in one case enjoy, brushing. But the oven-mitt does prevent excessive emotional reaction damage, no injury or stress on the cat or the servant doing the brushing.
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