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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4230 on: September 01, 2013, 02:36:23 PM »
A year or so ago, we took the kitty kids in to get them neutered. On the way home one of Havoc's incisions opened, and bled all over the towel I had in the crate for him. We found this when we got home, which by then it had stopped bleeding. I kept an eye on this for a few days.

One day I was looking at it, and the sac looked puffy. I picked just a bit at the scab, and pussy blood drained from the wound. After getting as much gunk out of the wound as possible, I put a couple drops of peroxide in the wound, just to do  the final clean up. That did NOT make him very happy. Thankfully, though, that cleared up the infection, and it healed up nicely.

What other kind of blood would come out of a cat?  :D

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4231 on: September 03, 2013, 03:10:15 PM »
My town resisted treating sewage until 1970s, they just dumped in a river, the same river that was their source of drinking water. I'm not sure how it worked but I guess that they got the drinking water from upstream (and we used to drink the river water until a few years ago, it tasted pretty nasty).
The problem is that almost every town is downstream of someone's sewage treatment plant discharge.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4232 on: September 03, 2013, 03:15:40 PM »
My uncle bought some fertilizer from the sewage treatment plant and put it on his front lawn. He learned that NOTHING kills tomato seeds.
Well, it is fertilizer! ;D It's supposed to make plants grow more.  What I find amusing is that there are frequently tomato plants growing in the sludge drying beds.  Tomato seeds survive the trip through a human body and the sewage collection system.  Nothing in the treatment plant is supposed to kill seeds.  Biosolids provide more balanced nutrition for crops than chemical fertilizers.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4233 on: September 03, 2013, 06:53:32 PM »
My uncle bought some fertilizer from the sewage treatment plant and put it on his front lawn. He learned that NOTHING kills tomato seeds.
Well, it is fertilizer! ;D It's supposed to make plants grow more.  What I find amusing is that there are frequently tomato plants growing in the sludge drying beds.  Tomato seeds survive the trip through a human body and the sewage collection system.  Nothing in the treatment plant is supposed to kill seeds.  Biosolids provide more balanced nutrition for crops than chemical fertilizers.

Snicker - read "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" about a war in the future that might be considered fought over the BIOSOLIDS and water supplies of the Lunar colonies being shipped to Earth (albeit as grain) without being replaced by more biosolids and water from Earth.

It sounds like a really horrible idea - but Heinlein pulls it off, with a masterful touch (of course)!

And I'm now picturing tomato seedlings being picked from the various beds of the other crops because those darned seeds keep getting into everything.....!
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4234 on: September 03, 2013, 08:21:06 PM »
I went along on an investigation into allegations of toxic waste dumping into a wetland.  It wasn't my case, but someone thought they needed me "just in case" the "toxic wastes" turned out to be biosolids.  (Biosolids are not toxic!)  We get out to the site and it is desolate.  Hard packed stony coral with a few scrawny kiawe trees.

Another member of the team was a wetlands specialist.  This person is very familiar with the soils, flora, & fauna found in wetlands.  She looked at the plant and said it wasn't a wetland plant, but she didn't know what it was.  Someone thought it might be a red chili pepper plant because there were tiny red bulbs.  I looked at it for a second and said, "Tomato plant."  No one believed me.  Where would that come from?  I thought the seed probably blew over from the nearby biosolids composting facility. 

Tomato plants grow where nothing else will.  I hardly ever eat tomatoes anymore.  I enjoy a ripe, red tomato fresh picked from the garden and still warm from the sun.  The hard, fake red fruits they sell in stores have no flavor and my stomach can no longer tolerate the acid.  At this point I consider tomato plants to be weeds.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4235 on: September 04, 2013, 01:09:16 PM »
My uncle bought some fertilizer from the sewage treatment plant and put it on his front lawn. He learned that NOTHING kills tomato seeds.
Well, it is fertilizer! ;D It's supposed to make plants grow more.  What I find amusing is that there are frequently tomato plants growing in the sludge drying beds.  Tomato seeds survive the trip through a human body and the sewage collection system.  Nothing in the treatment plant is supposed to kill seeds.  Biosolids provide more balanced nutrition for crops than chemical fertilizers.
Since this is the Gross thread, I think this story can go here.  One of DH's coworkers went to Italy to visit family, and fell in love with a certain type of tomato, one that was developed by the family and never sold outside it.  This means that the seeds were not available from an ordinary garden catalog.  Coworker tried to bring some of the tomatoes home, to share with family and harvest the seeds for his own garden.  He managed the second part, but not the first.  Customs wouldn't let him bring the tomatoes into the US.  So Coworker ate as many of them as he could manage, right then and there, and harvested the seeds later...  That's REAL love, folks, picking through your own feces to get tomato seeds!
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4236 on: September 04, 2013, 01:16:03 PM »
I think I love your DH's coworker.   ;D

That is probably the only way he could bring the seeds back because I'm sure customs wouldn't have allowed him to bring even the seeds into the country.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4237 on: September 04, 2013, 01:19:18 PM »
I think I love your DH's coworker.   ;D

That is probably the only way he could bring the seeds back because I'm sure customs wouldn't have allowed him to bring even the seeds into the country.

It also eliminates (har!) the possibility of bringing in diseases with the tomatoes.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4238 on: September 04, 2013, 01:19:58 PM »
I can not only feel the mucus sliding around in my head, I can hear it pop and bubble. It hurts to do anything.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4239 on: September 04, 2013, 08:00:08 PM »
I can not only feel the mucus sliding around in my head, I can hear it pop and bubble. It hurts to do anything.


You must have the same thing I have - six days of antibiotics are helping....slowly.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4240 on: September 04, 2013, 08:20:19 PM »
I have the faint grossness of being able to SMELL the respiratory infection I'm developing.  It's also all heading down my throat, so I sound like a lifelong smoker and am frequently coughing up balls of mucus.  It's kind of weird because despite the infection my sinuses aren't horribly congested.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4241 on: September 05, 2013, 01:32:27 PM »
A friend's dog had what she called "milk farts" because they smelled like rotten milk. Months old rotten milk, at that.

And every single dog I've ever met, once it's farted, has wagged its tail to happily spread the smell in the widest possible distribution pattern and then they smile about it.

Pilsner often sits up and sniffs his posterior with a look like "did that really come from ME?"
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4242 on: September 05, 2013, 01:35:45 PM »
A friend's dog had what she called "milk farts" because they smelled like rotten milk. Months old rotten milk, at that.

And every single dog I've ever met, once it's farted, has wagged its tail to happily spread the smell in the widest possible distribution pattern and then they smile about it.

Pilsner often sits up and sniffs his posterior with a look like "did that really come from ME?"
Schroder startles himself, then looks at me and DP like "who did that?". He somehow can figure out complex things like "mommy is putting ice in glasses, it's dinnertime" but not "I felt something behind me, heard a noise, it must have come from my behind".

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4243 on: September 05, 2013, 03:43:55 PM »
http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/64676/pets-with-problems/

The comment by Ian Osmond reminds me of this thread, and it had me killing myself I was laughing so hard at it!

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4244 on: September 05, 2013, 04:01:41 PM »
A friend's dog had what she called "milk farts" because they smelled like rotten milk. Months old rotten milk, at that.

And every single dog I've ever met, once it's farted, has wagged its tail to happily spread the smell in the widest possible distribution pattern and then they smile about it.

Pilsner often sits up and sniffs his posterior with a look like "did that really come from ME?"
Schroder startles himself, then looks at me and DP like "who did that?". He somehow can figure out complex things like "mommy is putting ice in glasses, it's dinnertime" but not "I felt something behind me, heard a noise, it must have come from my behind".
Even pregnant dogs in the actual process of giving birth don't quite catch on, at least at first.   I've never seen a dog look so astonished as Tasha did when her first puppy was born.  "CRUD MONKEYS!, there's a PUPPY back there!!!  Where did THAT come from?!?!?" :o   Fortunately she got enough practice with puppies #1-6, because she was all alone when #7 was born.  I'd given up and gone to bed, because I thought she was done; it had been at least an hour since #6 was born.
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