Weekly off topic thread #236

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Weekly off topic thread #236

Good morning and Good Friday. Welcome to the WOTT 236. Hope everyone's weekend turns out well.

 

 




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Master

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So far so good looks like rain on and off for most of the day here at least it will not be hot.

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Expert

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I'm already tired of the rain, and miss the heat! Smiley Very Happy  j/k

 

I didn't get to post a follow-up from a few weeks ago about Leo (the cat) and his ICU stay at the Vet.  He got to come home at the end of that week and is doing much better.  His herpes (cats have it just like humans) has flared, and he got a really bad URI (Upper Resp. Infection).  He's again on anti-biotics and all the other cats have already been exposed, but hoping they don't come down with it.  Send money... Cat Sad

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Employee

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Spd next time you get a cat get one with a lifetime warranty.  j/k

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If I could, I would. People who dump animals could at least attach cash to a collar.
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Escapee wrote:

Spd next time you get a cat get one with a lifetime warranty.  j/k



That's the rub. In the "wild", without human help (or hinderance) a cat would normally only survive 5 or 6 years, tops.

With the miracle of modern veternary medicine though, we've been able to double the cost life of our domesticated pets. Smiley Wink

 

We're at almost $1200 yearly just for the regular visits and preventative meds for our four beasties. Smiley Mad

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
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“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                              

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The meds and tests do me in. Luckily, my Vet gives me a multi-cat discount on her services, and allows me to make pmts. when the bill gets up there.

I'm still trying to pay off Clovis' treatment/death from last Nov. But somebody else gets sick and I can't catch up. Smiley Sad
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Master

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Cats,dogs and birds can run up some vet bills but anyone here ever own a horse I still have friends struggling with those bills.

I guess as long as I am breathing there will be some pet or another at my home.

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ACE - Master

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Yeah....we get so attached to this furry kids.  Alfie has been giving me the cold shoulder today.  We were out of town....over to St. Louis area for grandson's college graduation....and he had to be boarded for a couple of days.  Guess we hurt his feelings.  Well...he'll get over it.    In the morning he has to go to the vet for teeth cleaning job.  That will take care of it for another year.  We really don't have too many vet bills since I discovered that it was the Science Diet food that was causing all his intestinal problems.  We walk about a mile in the A.M. and then another couple of blocks after his supper.  He's pretty health right now.  BUT....I have to remember that he is 12 yrs. old and Westies have a life expectancy of 14 to 16 years.  So I'm steeling myself.

 

We stayed in an Embassy Suites hotel over there.  Expensive....and they still charge $10 per day for Internet access.  This one was an AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot but it was NOT free.  I still got hooke for the ten spot.  I told the front desk that I often stay in $45 a night Motel 6's and get free Wi-Fi Internet service.  Got no sympathy but I felt better.  That darn place was $140 for one night.  YUCK!

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hpmsrm wrote:

Yeah....we get so attached to this furry kids.  Alfie has been giving me the cold shoulder today.  We were out of town....over to St. Louis area for grandson's college graduation....and he had to be boarded for a couple of days.  Guess we hurt his feelings.  Well...he'll get over it.    In the morning he has to go to the vet for teeth cleaning job.  That will take care of it for another year.  We really don't have too many vet bills since I discovered that it was the Science Diet food that was causing all his intestinal problems.  We walk about a mile in the A.M. and then another couple of blocks after his supper.  He's pretty health right now.  BUT....I have to remember that he is 12 yrs. old and Westies have a life expectancy of 14 to 16 years.  So I'm steeling myself.

 

We stayed in an Embassy Suites hotel over there.  Expensive....and they still charge $10 per day for Internet access.  This one was an AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot but it was NOT free.  I still got hooke for the ten spot.  I told the front desk that I often stay in $45 a night Motel 6's and get free Wi-Fi Internet service.  Got no sympathy but I felt better.  That darn place was $140 for one night.  YUCK!


It's funny that the more expensive the hotel is, the less perks that they have.  The lower priced are just as nice (in most cases) and have better perks because they want repeat business. 

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Well. there is no denying that it was a big room, or should I say rooms.   It was....as the name of the hotel indicates....a suite.  Two rooms plus bath.   Living room with couch, two sided desk, and wet bar with fridge and microwave...plus big screen LCD, HD TV.  Then there was a separate bedroom with king size bed, dresser and vanity with mirror plus another big screen LCD, HD TV.  The bathroom was big also...as was the closet.   Now, when I'm traveling.....a bed, a TV, a shower and a potty are all I need.  Plus...Motel 6's all welcome Alfie with no extra charge.  We really did not have a choice in this case if we wanted to be near the rest of the family.

 

Guess the grandson did OK in his computer classes.  He has been through a whole series of phone interviews with Cerner and has face to face interview coming up.  Cerner is a huge manager of medical record databases which has grown like crazy and is into a big expansion here in the Kansas City area.  Hiring a bunch of people.  Long hours are guaranteed and willingness to work them is required.

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ACE - Master

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If I ever have to go back to Cleveland for work, I'll try for the Embassy Suites, there.  AWESOME!  Sorry that you couldn't get a better deal but the Cleveland ES breakfast spread / buffet  (included - free) is easily worth ten bucks plus free Manager's reception (free drinks and hors d'oeuvres) is nice too.  Both the LR and BR had 42" flat screens, which was unheard of for 2007, the last time that I stayed there.

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ACE - Master

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NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace was racing his dirt modified, in Lincoln, Illinois last night and snapped this in the pits:

 

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Master

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LOL, and funny pic Dave.

 

Not a good day in this household yesterday. I had periodontal surgery to correct gum air pockets on my upper/lower left side. And this could have been prevented/caught earlier if the worthless teeth cleaning gal at my dentist office wouldn't have blown off testing my air pocket depths for 3 years! Surgery for both sides was $4K, insurance only covered $400, and I should be billing the dentist office!

 

But the real bummer happened while I was taking an evening nap. Son brought his Mastiff out so Charlie and him were rough-housing as usual. They were on a steep hill, Charlie got pushed over backwards/sideways, put out his leg and let out a yelp. Now he can't even put any weight on his left/rear leg and poor dog is hopping around on 3 legs. Actually he isn't moving hardly around at all and licking his left rear knee. Called the vet and she thinks he has a ruptured/torn ACL. Just great and taking him for x-rays and a full diagnosis tomorrow. Smiley Sad

 

BTW, they have an Embassy Suites in N. Columbus. I've never stayed there but heard it was super nice. But they better fix their weather forecast on their website if they want anybody staying here. Below is what I just saw and colder than Alaska in May!

 

 

 

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That's good to know about the hotels since we haven't traveled casually for years!  Used to always stay in the Marriott on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, but I get tired of tipping for everything under the sun!

 

Not good about Charlie, hope it isn't too serious and he can heal quickly.  I think we both need visits from the money fairy!  Between pet and human medical bills, it gets near-impossible. Cat Sad

 

Know dental surgery is no fun.

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