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Le Beau Bai
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:19 am

Somnambulist wrote: Why take a perfectly clean and crisp product and turn it into this ugly thing. I'm really unhappy with it.
I have no idea! It took forever to download and update the system and now I really wish I hadn't bothered...
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:41 am

ElPrado2 wrote:The dog is not so bad.
I have a cat that is trying to teach himself to use the toilet. I am not encouraging this, mind you. He has been known to miss. Then he complains about it until I clean up after him. Clorox Clean Up does work fairly well. And I have a free supply of sterile gloves from my mothers hospice. It is just a pain in the patootie.
"Nature's Miracle Just for Cats" (available from Petsmart and the like) is pretty good also. It's an enzymatic cleaner.

My older cat also loudly notifies me when she has missed or had an "accident" on the way to the pan.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:48 am

Catalina wrote:
ElPrado2 wrote:The dog is not so bad.
I have a cat that is trying to teach himself to use the toilet. I am not encouraging this, mind you. He has been known to miss. Then he complains about it until I clean up after him. Clorox Clean Up does work fairly well. And I have a free supply of sterile gloves from my mothers hospice. It is just a pain in the patootie.
"Nature's Miracle Just for Cats" (available from Petsmart and the like) is pretty good also. It's an enzymatic cleaner.

My older cat also loudly notifies me when she has missed or had an "accident" on the way to the pan.
Well, that is helpful when kitty notifies you. I had one that spewed up three hairballs this morning, nothing can shake you out of bed quicker than that god awful sound.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:36 pm

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Catalina wrote: My older cat also loudly notifies me when she has missed or had an "accident" on the way to the pan.
Well, that is helpful when kitty notifies you. I had one that spewed up three hairballs this morning, nothing can shake you out of bed quicker than that god awful sound.
I've always wondered whether it was by way of apology, or more like a call for room service.

Don't get me started on hairballs... One of my cats refuses to be touched. And yes, like you, I hop out of bed to clean them up then and there.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:36 pm

El Prado, don't give up on your guy...he will get better, and having a cat use the toilet is pretty convenient. Also gives you bragging rights with other cat owners. :D
I had a Siamese who taught himself to pee in the toilet (wish he had also decided to use it for #2). I remember sitting around the living room with friends one evening when the unmistakable sound of a urine stream hitting the water in the john came through the open door of the bathroom. After realizing that all the humans were accounted for, we went to the door of the bathroom..and perched on the edge of the toilet was my little Siamese boy. I shooed away all the surprised (and noisy) people, and then praised him when he was finished. Aside from a few dabs at the seat to "bury" his pee, he did a perfect job.
Used the john in that apartment from then on, until I moved. He never did pick up the habit at other homes, unfortunately. Guess he missed "his" toilet. :lol:
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:43 pm

I want to kill my dog, Joey. He simply won't let us cut his toenails. I gave him a couple of squirts of Rescue Remedy and 100 mgs. of Benadryl to zonk him out. Nope! No way. Wrasslin' with a 100 lb. dog when they don't want to do what you want them to do is nigh on impossible. We've tried everything. He simply won't cooperate. A new wrinkle for him. He was fine up until recently.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:07 pm

Ballerina wrote:I want to kill my dog, Joey. He simply won't let us cut his toenails. I gave him a couple of squirts of Rescue Remedy and 100 mgs. of Benadryl to zonk him out. Nope! No way. Wrasslin' with a 100 lb. dog when they don't want to do what you want them to do is nigh on impossible. We've tried everything. He simply won't cooperate. A new wrinkle for him. He was fine up until recently.
Bal, do you use the old type of clippers, or the dremel like tool? I find the second one is much easier on my dog- I taught him to associate it with food- and the minute he sees the box- he starts to drool. I'm sure that you probably already know that, just throwing it out there.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:08 pm

serenassong wrote:
Ballerina wrote:I want to kill my dog, Joey. He simply won't let us cut his toenails. I gave him a couple of squirts of Rescue Remedy and 100 mgs. of Benadryl to zonk him out. Nope! No way. Wrasslin' with a 100 lb. dog when they don't want to do what you want them to do is nigh on impossible. We've tried everything. He simply won't cooperate. A new wrinkle for him. He was fine up until recently.
Bal, do you use the old type of clippers, or the dremel like tool? I find the second one is much easier on my dog- I taught him to associate it with food- and the minute he sees the box- he starts to drool. I'm sure that you probably already know that, just throwing it out there.

ETA: How about doing like a homemade Thundershirt? If you have a old t-shirt that would be a bit snug on him and "hug" him, it might work.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:27 pm

We waited an hour longer for the Benadryl to kick in. It was still a struggle, but we were stronger than he was at that point. We have both clippers and a dremel. Ridgeback nails are hard, thick, and long. You have to clip first and then dremel. The clipping part is what he hates. Later, we'll dremel. He should be alright about that - at least I hope so. Tuffy's no problem. She doesn't like it, but she's smart enough to realize that the job will get done one way or another.

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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:51 pm

Root canal! Yay!
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:25 pm

Somnambulist wrote:iOS7 is hideous.
I agree!

It took forever to download and I really do not like it. I especially hate the new note pad---ick! Now I wish I had just left everything alone. The only good thing is that I only downloaded it to my iPhone and do not plan on doing it with my iPad. Now if there was a way to get back to the old software I'd do it.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:47 pm

That's bad news. I was going to upgrade my original '07 iPhone next week. It still works in spite of the shattered glass.
Maybe I'll wait and not update the system on my iPad either.
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:23 pm

My husband made a pot of pasta fagioli a couple nights ago and we left it on the stovetop to cool off after dinner. Our hound-Lab-obnoxious mix Dexter pulled the WHOLE POT off the stove and ate most of it. There was pasta fagioli everywhere: on the floor, on the throw rug, all over the front of the oven, on Dexter's head and collar. It even got inside the oven door, which and my husband had to take off and disassemble to get all of the pasta fagioli out. Thankfully, it had cooled enough not to burn Dexter. He has a cast-iron stomach so it didn't make him sick. But the beans had their usual noxious effect. We're glad he's okay, but we could have strangled the little ba$tard. We should have taken a photo for dogshaming.com.
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:20 pm

I feel your pain, TM. I had a cat jump into a pot of cooled spaghetti sauce once. I was bleaching the spots on the wall for days. I finally gave up and repainted that wall.
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ElPrado2 wrote:I feel your pain, TM. I had a cat jump into a pot of cooled spaghetti sauce once. I was bleaching the spots on the wall for days.
I know this had to be a huge, frustrating mess, but the mental picture made me laugh out loud.
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:37 pm

I almost needed a butterfly net to get that cat from under the bed. Bathe the cat. Wash the floor, scrub the stove, scrub the wall. Swear at the cat. Bleach the wall. Swear at the cat. He learned some new words. :shock: What a damned mess.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:04 pm

Hi TBC, I'm a Giants fan.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:44 pm

Somnambulist wrote:Hi TBC, I'm a Giants fan.
Sorry. I'm a Bucs fan and starting to wonder if they'll win a game this season.

If someone had offered me 100-1 odds before the season began on the Giants, Forty-Niners, Steelers, and Packers all having losing records at this point, I wouldn't have taken the bet. Bizarre season so far.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:26 pm

Le Beau Bai wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:iOS7 is hideous.
So true!
Hate to be contrary here, but I like it. ;) Sooo much easier to do things in Control Center, flicking apps up to quit them, etc. My upgrade date was Sept. 2 so I traded in my old iPhone 4 on a 5c to get a $100 trade-in value+promotion amount. Loving the new phone.

Bookman wrote:That's bad news. I was going to upgrade my original '07 iPhone next week. It still works in spite of the shattered glass.
Maybe I'll wait and not update the system on my iPad either.
For what it's worth, I don't know which iPad you have but from what I've read on the tech sites iOS 7 runs somewhat slowly on an iPhone 4 and older models. Those had single core processors.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:36 pm

Somnambulist wrote:Hi TBC, I'm a Giants fan.
No fair that just the Giants fans get to revel in such misery. Us Steelers fans aren't enjoying football much these days, either....
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