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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8325 on: September 01, 2013, 04:39:27 PM »

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« Reply #8326 on: September 01, 2013, 05:07:04 PM »
Yes, that's it! Thank you so much, Ereine! ;D
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« Reply #8327 on: September 05, 2013, 10:29:11 PM »
Would a vet require proof of ownership before performing 'debarking' surgery on a dog?  I was thinking today about the little yap-dog that the neighbors had when I was a kid.  They'd put it outside when they went to work, and it would yap constantly for 8 hours, one of those high-pitched glass-breaking yaps.  My parents told the neighbors that it was bothering them, and the neighbors* shrugged and said "It doesn't bother US."  This was a very small town in the 1960's, so there were no noise ordinances other than neighborhood disapproval.  I think if such surgery had been available, my mother would have been happy to put down cash for it.  Probably all the other neighbors, too.

*(Same neighbors also had a Perfect Child, who never did anything naughty like taking away the ladder that was the only access to our storage-room playhouse while we were playing in there... ::)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8328 on: September 06, 2013, 05:35:16 AM »
Would a vet require proof of ownership before performing 'debarking' surgery on a dog?  I was thinking today about the little yap-dog that the neighbors had when I was a kid.  They'd put it outside when they went to work, and it would yap constantly for 8 hours, one of those high-pitched glass-breaking yaps.  My parents told the neighbors that it was bothering them, and the neighbors* shrugged and said "It doesn't bother US."  This was a very small town in the 1960's, so there were no noise ordinances other than neighborhood disapproval.  I think if such surgery had been available, my mother would have been happy to put down cash for it.  Probably all the other neighbors, too.

*(Same neighbors also had a Perfect Child, who never did anything naughty like taking away the ladder that was the only access to our storage-room playhouse while we were playing in there... ::) )

I've never needed to "prove" I own my pets when taking them in for surgery (not that I've had my cats debarked  ;D ), as long as I was the one paying for the surgery and I put down the required deposit. How would one prove one owns a dog anyway? It's not like strays came with ownership papers.
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« Reply #8329 on: September 06, 2013, 06:20:14 AM »
There are a couple of coworkers that catch feral cats in their neighborhood and at the school. They have them vaccinated yearly and fixed as soon as they catch them. They don't have to prove ownership.


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8330 on: September 06, 2013, 11:00:57 AM »
Elfmama wrote:

"This was a very small town in the 1960's, so there were no noise ordinances other than neighborhood disapproval.  I think if such surgery had been available, my mother would have been happy to put down cash for it.  Probably all the other neighbors, too."

In a small town in the '60s I'm a bit surprised that nobody fixed the problem themselves, to be honest.  In most such places that dog would have "run away" in short order.

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"How did I skin my knee without falling down?"

You could have abraded it against something while you were walking.  Do you recall stumbling against anything or banging into a cabinet or something?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8331 on: September 07, 2013, 04:38:39 PM »
Would a vet require proof of ownership before performing 'debarking' surgery on a dog?

Dogs who are debarked still make noise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6fgssaxJBQ

I don't know why people get pets and then leave them outside.  It's not fair to the animals and not fair to the neighbors.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8332 on: September 07, 2013, 11:14:50 PM »
Does everyone call their cats with a high-pitched "Here, kitty kitty kitty?"  Why, if the cat has a name?  And I wonder why cats run to that.  My cats wouldn't know their names from the nose on their face, yet dash into the room at "Kitty"  ::)



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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8333 on: September 08, 2013, 04:37:35 AM »
We have five kitties and when I want only one of them, I'll use their names.  Each of them knows their names.  Their names are all very different with different vowels sounds at the beginnings and ends (we stress the vowel sounds when calling them).  For example, when I call out "Ryback", "Zephyr" knows that I'm not calling him.  Of course, they may get curious why I want the other cat and come along to see.  Calling out "Kitties" gets all of them because we've trained them that way.  Well, that is if they want to come. ::)

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8334 on: September 08, 2013, 08:59:45 AM »
Does everyone call their cats with a high-pitched "Here, kitty kitty kitty?"  Why, if the cat has a name?  And I wonder why cats run to that.  My cats wouldn't know their names from the nose on their face, yet dash into the room at "Kitty"  ::)

I think it's the tone/pitch they respond to with "Here kitty, kitty".  All mine know there names and nicknames and will come accordingly or at least acknowledge you with a glare.  ;)
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« Reply #8335 on: September 08, 2013, 09:01:50 AM »
Our cat had an over-ambitious name akin to Ozymandias. I'd never give a child a weird name, but I put it that animals are fair game. She started responding to it a day after we found her--she'd come running if we called her name, but not if we said "cat!" or "annoying little poo machine!" or whatever we sometimes (uncharitably) called her. We never tried "kitty," but a guest we had over once said it in the usual tone to coerce her over to him but it didn't work. So I think it only works on the cats who learn it as a sound worth paying attention to, like their names and maybe the words for a few choice food items. Ozymandias knew what "roo meat" meant.

She knew my name and my husband's name, and possibly a few other words. I'm certain she knew "vet" because she'd hide if we said it in conversation to each other. If she was hungry for wet food and started mewing at my husband, he'd often just say "go and ask Pen," and she'd immediately trot over to me and annoy me instead. It worked both ways, but only with our names--we tested it with other words said in the same tone.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8336 on: September 08, 2013, 04:40:35 PM »
I trained a kitten to come when I sang a particular song (a fragment of Rain rain beautiful rain by Ladysmith Black Mambazo), which worked quite well.

My current cat  responds to "Where's my Bear?" in a specific tone pattern. He responds much less to just "Bear" instead of "My Bear" because that's usually how I've referred to him when  I've talked to him. (The single-syllable explosion "BEAR!" when he's somewhere he shouldn't be will get an immediate reaction as well.)

My cousin had a specific call for all of her cats which wasn't the typical "here kitty kitty," and they all knew what it meant.

It's all about the association the cat has with the sound of the phrase. My other cat knows that "Do you want to come snuggle with me, sweetheart?" means that I'm about to lie down, and she is invited to come curl up on/beside my shoulder for a few minutes. It's always for her, never for Bear, and Bear never responds to it.

 

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8337 on: September 08, 2013, 05:56:10 PM »
My cats are a mixed bag in what they respond to. ::) Rika and Branwen respond to both their names and their nicknames (fluff/butt and brat, respectively), but Sophie and Lily...well, they KNOW their names, they just won't respond to them unless they feel like it. Sophie does occasionally respond to "kitten" with the emphasis on the second syllable instead of the first, though, possibly just because of the sound.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8338 on: September 08, 2013, 06:21:28 PM »
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I trained a kitten to come when I sang a particular song (a fragment of Rain rain beautiful rain by Ladysmith Black Mambazo), which worked quite well.

Mine have a couple songs, too, which is great when you need to gather them in one place in order to put them in kennels for a trip to the vet.  >:D

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8339 on: September 08, 2013, 07:05:12 PM »
Off the tails of my last nail polish question... (the alcohol trick worked - thank you Dazi! My polish doesn't peel anymore!)

Why is it that my polish keeps getting little bumps or bubbles in it no matter how I apply it? It's not too obvious with my usual favorites, but when I put on a more normal polish, it completely ruins the look.  :-\

I know I'm late to the party, but what's the alcohol trick? I've been wanting to paint my nails, but I never bother because I know it will only last 18 - 24 hours.
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