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This group is for those that share their home with a non-human companion that is more like family than just a "pet" (but we can call them pets). Feel free to post their photos, etc. (administrator: Travis Grubbs)

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Comment by Judith in Portland on April 14, 2014 at 10:03pm

Bambi---good suggestion. While we always have catnip toys around, timing is all! Even better is putting a few drops of valerian tincture on a small paper towel on the floor. They get even happier. I just never thought to do it to coincide with my "episodes"....Blessings...

Comment by Bambi on April 14, 2014 at 3:01pm

Judith so sorry to hear of your extreme chronic pain. Animals are so sensitive to behavior changes. I have a suggestion buy several real toy catnips for them to play with when decided to one to many, ten they also will be happy! Just a thought.

Comment by Judith in Portland on April 11, 2014 at 11:52pm

I occasionally self-medicate by drinking too much red wine.(due to chronic pain conditions) and have noticed that my kitties "get it"....They tip-toe around me. Not a pleasant insight but truth-seeing never is. Bless their beloved souls....

Comment by Bambi on March 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

So cute, what a trio!

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Comment by Bambi on February 19, 2014 at 4:11am

I did see you spoke of your bond in this process with your husband and that is critical, for we are tightly woven during these times. Words unspoken. I have found through my decades of animals to treasure them all some stand out more than others, but each had a special place in my heart. The years has made it easier to understand the peace they find they let us know and trust us. So as the days come may your heart be ligher an treasure the few moments left.
Always nice to meet a large dog lover, Bear is our second Cheesie's lost the 1st to spinal cancer after a good life he was 10yrs. They never leave you side.

Comment by Judith in Portland on February 18, 2014 at 9:50pm

And blessings back at you, Bambi. I very much appreciate the empathy. It never gets easier, it's just different for every one. Wish I could meet your sweetie. I grew up with English Setters and raised several St Bernards 40 years ago so I also love dogs......

Comment by Bambi on February 18, 2014 at 12:28pm

Good day Bear and I are new he is a large Chessapeake Bay Ret.. He is recovering from ACL surgury in human terms. He is now in rehab. and doing well. He is a very active 2 year old. Loves the cats he lives he lives our dear Mr P. 13 and 3 year old Miles.
Juthith my heart goes out to you as I also have had decades of animals and watch and wait for for for their signal. I only had one so stubborn he waited for my husdand to fly home and die in my arms before we get him to the vet. They make their crossing acrossing the rainbow bridge to see us again. They have been blessed you have given them such a wonderful life.

Comment by Judith in Portland on February 11, 2014 at 10:44pm

Three decades into providing end-of-life-care to kitties, I have observed that there is a point in the process where my husband and I become very quiet with each other. The roles we play in this process are tightly woven together and words aren't essential except, only and always, to "buck each other up."

For instance, we once adapted our behavior for months to accommodate Ghostie whose dying process included severe seizures at the specific sound of rattling paper bags. She still took her IV fluids & meds fine and continued to eat well, so it was not time yet. But recycling days, grocery shopping days were handled very cautiously…..

Little Momma continues to eat well, but lingers in the kitchen asking me to make things better, which of course, I can't. If she shakes her head she nearly falls over. And while we can feed her and pet her a little, deaf as she is we take great care to never surprise her, which can also make her start and lose her balance. We continue to check on her in her cozy basement bed many times a day. Sometimes she is all tucked up and doesn't even hear us….Still waiting for her to tell us the time is Now…..Sigh…

Comment by Judith in Portland on February 11, 2014 at 10:13pm

Walesteacher---love your sweet pampered pooch.....

 

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