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general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Bad News" thread.
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on December 14, 2018, 09:15:35 pm »
My bad news is that , like too often these days, my dog is just getting sicker.  She is old, at 11.

Took her in for another checkup, and antibiotics did nothing.  She seems to have multi-drug resistant bacteria in her bladder , and it is now getting to her kidneys.
Culture done, and analysis done.  Will wait for results.  Know by Wednesday?

Was asked to have her checked for Degenerative Myeolopathy.  Its like ALS, Parkinsions, Or Myasthenia Gravis. 
It causes her nerves to die in her spinal cord.  Its a neuro-muscular disease.
When I heard of it, and that it is connected to ALS, I started thinking of DogBomb, who has ALS, and is a fursuiter.  His fursona is a GSD. 

If she has D.M. she is a goner.  Will do the test soon to find out.
Can't afford too much money on tests.  Spent over $500 in the last few weeks.
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general non-furry discussion / Re: What do you want for Christmas?
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on December 14, 2018, 09:10:10 pm »
What I want for Christmas
(is my two front teeth, my two front teeth, my two front teeth)
But seriously now...

At a slightly greedy level:
Analog Arts SF880 multi function test equipment.  Its only about $900 USD.

But on a more down to earth level:
nice warm wool socks that fit
jeans that fit me now that I lost weight
shirts that are nice and I actually like, and can wear to work.  (they do not allow t-shirts, especially if they have designs on them)
good winter gloves, and a new jacket, maybe leather?
Health care for my old dog.

And on a more wishful thinking level:
To rewind time about 8.5 years
Back to when I was younger without back issues, generally healthy, totally free and very happy.  And my dog was the same. 
And the place where I live was good, peaceful, just and verdant.
And my family was a good cohesive force out to help all.
Back to a time when all was right in the world.  (For me at least it was)

Seriously, I really do want Peace On Earth, and Goodwill Towards All Living Things!

Furries, spread the good cheer this year!
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general non-furry discussion / Re: What Are You Up To?
« Last post by charcoal on December 14, 2018, 08:59:24 pm »
Walking around Oneida bored I need friends
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general non-furry discussion / Re: What do you want for Christmas?
« Last post by charcoal on December 14, 2018, 08:55:09 pm »
A new pair of steeltoe boots and a merry Christmas
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news forum / Re: Bats killed for their blood
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on December 14, 2018, 08:52:22 pm »
Old traditions die hard.  So drinking bat blood is a habit that is hard for some people to stop.  apparently.

Kind of like the traditional, and uneducated belief that all snakes are poisonous.  Or that snakes are bad.  A belief that may stem in part from some religious beliefs.

Or the odd belief that eating a Rhino horn can make you have better body function in certain areas.  And a Rhino horn is like fingernail material. I seem to remember a family member chewing their fingernails, and it never did anything miraculous to them.  :D  People like to think of many things being cure-all's. And its usually due to scientific knowledge.

if they are going to use bat blood, maybe they should main-line it!  ha ha, see if that good fresh unprocessed bat blood mixes with their own in their veins.  I bet it would coagulate fast.
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news forum / Re: Bats killed for their blood
« Last post by charcoal on December 14, 2018, 08:44:07 pm »
But still why drink bat blood it's just wrong because of risk of parasites and other things I believe Marijuana is a better cure for epilepsy, you don't have to roll it up you can make an oil and make cookies and other things
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general non-furry discussion / What do you want for Christmas?
« Last post by Kobuk on December 14, 2018, 06:33:02 pm »
Exactly as the thread title says.
What does everybody want for Christmas?

I'll go first:

My mom doesn't get out and about as much as she used to. I just asked for Gift Cards from her. Ones for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kohls, Best Buy, Walmart, and a few other places.
There's at least 2-3 model kits I want, but I'll have to unfortuneately wait till tax refund time to get them.  :'(
Gave my best friend a list of DVD and Blu-Ray movies I am missing. I hope he picks some good titles to get me.

So, what's on everybody else's list?
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general non-furry discussion / Re: What Are You Up To?
« Last post by Kobuk on December 14, 2018, 05:59:56 pm »
Just did part of my Xmas shopping. Normally, I'd head out to brick and mortar stores as I'd rather give them the business instead of buying online. But since my mom mostly wanted books and movies for Xmas, I had to shop online at Amazon instead of Barnes & Noble since I haven't renewed my B&N membership in quite a while. B&N prices are quite expensive if you don't have a membership.
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general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Bad News" thread.
« Last post by Cateline on December 14, 2018, 04:23:39 pm »
My laptop has broken again, so I am back on my tablet  :(
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news forum / Re: Bats killed for their blood
« Last post by Cateline on December 14, 2018, 04:21:23 pm »
Here in the UK, our bats do not get classical rabies but they do get EBLV (European Bat Lyssaviruses)
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/biology/research/behaviour/batlab/members/harris.s.html
A Scottish bat worker has died of ELBV, but it in itself is uncommon; it's only found in certain types of bats, and at an exceptionally low level compared to the overall number of bats that we have in the UK. But, better safe than sorry etc.

All bat carers have to be fully vaccinated against rabies - and registered on the UK Bat Care Network - before they can be listed as being available for bat care.
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