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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:30 AM

 

The Girls


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liberalnarb Jul 2018 OP
Laffy Kat Jul 2018 #1
Ohiogal Jul 2018 #2
PJMcK Jul 2018 #3
wendyb-NC Jul 2018 #4
liberalnarb Jul 2018 #5
Scarsdale Jul 2018 #11
liberalnarb Jul 2018 #13
samnsara Jul 2018 #6
procon Jul 2018 #7
liberalnarb Jul 2018 #9
JayhawkSD Jul 2018 #8
liberalnarb Jul 2018 #10
Scarsdale Jul 2018 #12
packman Jul 2018 #14

Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:33 AM

1. I can tell they really have it rough.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:34 AM

2. *Someone* has to keep the bed warm ......lol

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:34 AM

3. Slugs

(wink)

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:52 AM

4. Awww, sweet pic.

I have 2 calico's and a tabby. Tia, my 6 lb. chihuahua is smaller than any one of the cats. Civet, the tabby, is 20 lbs., his sister Maybelline, 22 lbs. and Freya, also a calico, is a modest 12 lbs.

There is always one or more napping on the bed. They are the best company.

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:09 AM

5. Best company indeed.

 

The two cats in the OP photos are Lacey (black and white) and Penny (calico). I have 4 cats, the other two are Male. The calico in the pictures above is the mother of the other 3, who she gave birth to in 2009. We adopted the calico who had been a stray in 09, not knowing she was pregnant. She was a sweet little blessing that multiplied by 5, her other two kittens not living with us were adopted within our family.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:07 AM

11. Lucky little lady,

was in the right place at the right time to have you adopt her. Who was luckier, her or you? Sometimes with animals, I think I was the luckier one when they came into my life. Such gentle souls.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:28 AM

13. The love those cats provide is worth the world.

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:14 AM

6. i miss this about cats....

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:59 AM

7. So polite! They even let you share half of their bed. nt

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Response to procon (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 09:01 AM

9. Actually that's a pretty rare occurence.

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 09:01 AM

8. Calicos are amazing, and really tough.

 

We adopted (rescued) Molly when she was about two years old. Rather promptly discovered she had heartworm. Okay, not much you can do about that but sweat it out until the worms die, but almost all cats come through it okay, so no big deal.

Then came the first of several bouts of pancreatitis. Then a blood clot destroyed one kidney, leaving kidney function at 20% or so. Then the biggie, Lymphoma in her upper intestine. That diagnosis was almost five years ago now, and was followed by almost a year of chemotherapy.

Little bugger is still with us. We give her fluid sub-cutaneously once daily, and four or five pills twice daily. She is adorable, does not seem to mind the "abuse" in the least and loves us to death. If we leave the house she goes nuts when we return. Hangs out in my lap and purrs.

She is a little bit of a fussy eater. The medication and ongoing cancer make her a little nauseous (some of the meds are anti-nausea, and we keep adjusting those), and we have to keep finding food that she likes. But she is happy and thriving. Tough little girl.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 09:03 AM

10. Best wishes to you and your furry family member.

 

My cat Marbles, not pictures above, has epilepsy, it sounds like your Molly has it more difficult than him.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 11:10 AM

12. As long as there is love,

they seem to hang on as long as possible. Sounds like Molly enjoys living with you. Animals KNOW when they are loved.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 08:04 PM

14. I love calicos - independent, strong willed, takes no shit

I was her favorite, she absolutely hated my granddaughter and it was funny to see how they both kept their distance from each other. She would follow me around the yard like a puppy and I would laugh my ass off when she chased the squirrels up the tree and they would throw acorns down at her. Sadly she had a stroke and went downhill until her kidneys shut down. Buried her in the backyard under the sundial she loved to lay on.

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