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    Thinking Fella

    I have always wanted a dog. I had two rescued cats years ago and after they'd been gone a while, I wanted more.

    My husband, Al (who used to foster rescued cats) said that he'd promised himself that he would never again touch a piece of cat poop.

    I took a surviving farm kitten (Mookie) 2 years ago. She won over Al in a few days.

    Got Mookie a buddy last year (Bean) - he won Al over.

    Got Punkin Piewacket last week, Al loves her and (as I am the one working) takes care of the litter.

    When I retire (in 5 years) I will get a dog and I will get a
    Res dog!

    Thanks again for your essay, I liked it am looking forward to future posts.

    And the poeple bowed and prayed To the neon god they made...

    by third Party please on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 04:38:33 PM PST

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      thank you for your kind response. And my feline angel, Millie the Kid, came from the Gallup, New Mexico res area. She is the eternal adolescent and keeps me in line. She's about 11 or 12 now and I can tell you res cats, like res dogs. . .sine qua non. Punkin Piewacket, is that it? You have a great flair for exceptional names. Cats love exceptional names. And hooray for all of you who foster res cats or dogs. Send some pics, okay? I mean, your cats. If I could figure out how to send an attachment of Millie, I would. Just not sure how to go about it. Any help out there, DKos community? Please send it.

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      by richholtzin on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:14:03 PM PST

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    •  All three of our cats are rescues (1+ / 0-)
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      third Party please

      And Charles has to be the one to deal with the catboxes. I literally cannot; I've been forbidden to touch a catbox since December, 2007, for medical reasons, and I will never be permitted to do so for the rest of my life. I'm immune-compromised, whether I'm living with a transplant (like now) or on dialysis (like the three-plus years pre-transplant).

      My nephrologist told me we had to give up the cats, years ago. I refused. I still do. But the catbox cleaning must always fall to Charles. Even wearing nitrile gloves and a mask is not protection enough for me.

      So he does it, and we share our home with three kitties and (currently) three dogs.

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      by Kitsap River on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:28:26 PM PST

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      •  What a shame, I have heard (1+ / 0-)
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        teloPariah

        only that pregnant women should not deal with the literbox.

        I agree with you though, I would rather have to take precautions than to give up Kitty Love :-)

        And the poeple bowed and prayed To the neon god they made...

        by third Party please on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:43:52 PM PST

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