How do I register my chickens as therapy animals? Or how can I save them from my HOA?
I have five small breed hens (sikie and cochin bantams) in my backyard. They stay in my yard, they are quiet, and they do not bother anyone. Still, my stupid Home Owners Association sent a lovely letter after a "home inspection" (more like trespassing) requesting "immediate removal" of the chickens as though they were so me rusty car sitting on my property and not living creatures that I raised from eggs and have loved and nutured as anyone would a dog or cat. They are my companions, they are entertaining, friendly, and they make me happy even on bad days. I had severe depression a few years ago after the death of a couple close family members in an accident. I was wondering if I could use that fact to somehow register my birds as therapy animals that keep me cheerful. I cant get "rid" of them. They could end up as meet or on some nasty farm. These are pets and I couldnt just "remove" them as the HOA so eloquently put it. It would be like forcing someone to get rid of their dog for no reason whatsoever. Seriously, these guys are on a power trip lately. They've been going nuts over many things. Ive had these birds over a year, and I am only now hearing about any problem with them. Any suggestions on how I can protect my beloved flock? Or how I can register them as therapy animals so the HOA cannot say anything else about them?
My cat just died.... please help me in getting over his death?
Im so sorry for your loss. I just lost my one of my cats very unexpected.I went to the dmv and he was completely fine when I left and when I came home he had passed away he was an older cat but I was only gone about 2 1/2 hours and He was laying on my bedroom floor alone.I felt so guilty about not being there like I should of rushed home or if only I had went to the dmv another day.I was distraught,but I just had to tell myself if I had any clue that he was going to die that day I never would of left his side for a second.Just like if you thought your baby was gunna pass away you wouldn't of left their side either.But you did exactly what you thought was best for your pet.The vet gave you hope that he would survive if he stayed at the vets,that's why you paid money for his care because that was the only way you thought he had a chance to get better.At least you know you do Absolutely EVERYTHING you could do.An I have to applaud you for paying a vet bill I know so many people who let their pets die just because their cheap asses who don't wanna spend any money. But you have to forgive yourself you didn't know he would pass away, you thought you were giving him the only shot he had.Hopefully one day you'll decide to go to an animal control shelter an get a pet that would otherwise be euthanized to bring home as a stepbrother or stepsister for your other cat. God Bless you and Im sure God was with you boy when he went to Heaven
Is it possible to get Cat Scratch Fever twice?
Cat Scratch Fever is currently a medical mystery. It's causes are unclear (as far as what germs, etc.), the symptoms are chaotic (as you know) and there's no definite treatment. They're are too many "unknowns", and not enough research. Short answer: You can probably get CSF again. BUT It's unlikely. You know what precautions to take now (Hand washing, and prompt treatment of deep wounds). You aren't exposed to large numbers of unknown cats. (That have unknown germs). Your pets will be in a controlled, and very healty environment of your home, and less likely to be in contact with the germs. They'll be tame and not likely to scratch you. Try not to worry about it. Take care of your health, keep the cats indoors and as clean as you can manage, and it should be fine. Long answer: (Beware: Long, boring medical explanation to occur) Your question hinted at immunity, like you get when you have Chicken Pox, and some other sicknesses. You do get immunity from some of the sicknesses you get. You body produces cells that are targeting those, specific germs. The problem is CSF is caused by (they think) 100's of different germs. It's impossible to have immunity to all of them, because you haven't been exposed to them all. Also, there are germs you can't build immunity to. Like food poisoning. The same germs, when present in food, will always make you sick, no matter how many times you've had it before. Also, CSF is sort of a "wild card". Each person reacts completely differently. There can be mild cases, and cases like yours that are nearly lethal. There's no predicting it, and treatment is difficult. We just don't know a whole lot about it. Good luck to you. Try not to worry, and don't make yourself crazy trying to keep your house and cats clean. LOL!
I lost my oyster card 4x now. How do I stop losing stuff?!?
First, SLOW DOWN. Just stop for a minute. Well maybe about 15 minutes. Find a solitary spot. Make sure it's quiet. Perhaps it will have to be your bedroom when the family has gone to sleep. Sit upright. Now. . . . listen to all the junk orbiting in your head. Can you hold on to any thoughts for any length of time? (I know, this is not an easy exercise.) Now you know where your head is at. Don't judge yourself; that is useless. This is who you are right now at this moment. Are a lot of your thoughts silly? Do you invent personal doomsday scenarios which have no basis in fact? Do you stay in the present or do you project into the future a lot of "what ifs" which never materialize? You put those thoughts in your head (along with a ton of good thoughts, too). Your brain doesn't rule you - you rule your brain. If you think you have a problem that you can't address without support, go to a therapist. Here are some practical strategies you can put into practice right now. A lot of them worked for me. It's all about developing new habits. You can do this. Why? Because you want to change. That's the first step. http://getitdone.quickanddirtytips.com/h... http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Organ... http://www.danarayburn.com/add-adhd-mana... Peace out.
What do you say to someone who had to put their cat down?
A few tips:It is best to use the pet's name, instead of referring to the pet as "your dog" or "your cat".If you have a specific fond memory or trait that sticks out in your memory, mention it in the card. I have been told that receiving cards with personal notes helped them in their healing journey. It warms their heart to know that your staff holds their pet's memory in their hearts.If you have photos of the pet, include those as well.Some caring phrases to write in a sympathy card include:May the memories of your precious (name) soften the sadness in your heart.We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy/girl, (name). He was a beautiful (species) and clearly a much-loved member of your family; we know he will be missed.Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Wishing you comfort for the loss of (name).With deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved friend, (name).We are deeply saddened by your loss of (name). We hope your fond memories of (name’s) life will help you through your time of grief.As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of (name). Sent with love and remembrance, our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.(Name) will remain in our hearts forever. We send you thoughts of sympathy and comfort.Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about (name’s) death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy, (your names)This was sourced from: atdove.orgThe Value in Veterinary Sympathy Cards