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Sherri
Nov 15, 2011 7:27 PM CST
Thanks for the heads up. I am really finding your nursery reviews helpful. I took a look at the semps, the forum is going to like this place!
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zuzu
Nov 15, 2011 7:31 PM CST

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If you don't know about Edelweiss, take a look at its offerings too. It's the best mail-order nursery I've ever come across, and it has pages and pages of semps.

http://www.edelweissperennials.com/
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Hi Zuzu!
Your Blog reviews of mail orders are great and so useful.
Thanks for all the info here! I tip my hat to you.
pretty black cat..how many do you have, Zuzu?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Nov 23, 2011 8:33 PM CST

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Oh, thank you, Janice. I have 23 cats right now.
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 8:56 PM CST
OMG!!! Are they indoor or outdoor cats? I adore cats myself! Find them fascinating creatures. But, alas, I am very allergic.
However the neighbor's cat found us and sleeps on our porch and pastes himself to our front door whenever hungry. We spoil him with things like tuna and chicken. DH called him the Biafran cat. Now he is fluffy and healthy looking. :hurray:
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zuzu
Nov 23, 2011 9:11 PM CST

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Biafran cat, how cute! He's very fluffy and very healthy looking now. My son and I named one of our skinny rescue cats Somalia for the same reason.

They're all indoor-outdoor, although some are only allowed as far indoors as the sunporch because they spray.
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 9:27 PM CST

He also has all this black in his ears (ear mites, we think) and has sometimes scratched it bloody.
I was going to secretly take him to the Vet until I called and they said if we don't have papers saying he has had his shots, if he bites them, they have to quarantine him for 10 days.
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Nov 23, 2011 9:42 PM CST

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What a rotten vet! I have one that comes to my house.

You can cure the ear mites by pouring a tiny bit of mineral oil, or even plain Wesson Oil, into each ear. Use an eye dropper if you have one and just do one or two drops in each ear. Hold the ears down as you gently massage the oil in. When you let go, he's going to shake his head wildly and the oil will fly in all directions, so watch out. You might have to repeat it in a couple of weeks, but he should feel better right away.

Tell the neighbors it looks like their cat's jaw is dislocated. Maybe you can shame them into taking him to the vet.
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 9:42 PM CST
Do they do that in California?
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Nov 23, 2011 9:43 PM CST

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Do they do what?
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 9:47 PM CST
Oh, you can't shame them!

Guess who told me they hit the cat with the car and dislocated his jaw? THEY DID!!!!


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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 9:48 PM CST
Do they quarantine the cats?
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 9:50 PM CST
your cats are amazing....
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 9:53 PM CST

I just feel so badly for this kitty....
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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Nov 23, 2011 10:00 PM CST
Thank you so much , Zuzu, we'll try the oil! Lovey dubby
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Nov 24, 2011 12:34 AM CST

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Sorry, Janice, I got all involved watching X Factor and wandered away from the computer.

Yes, they do quarantine animals here if the animal bites someone and doesn't have proof of rabies vaccinations. I've only heard of it in connection with dogs, though, because the last case of feline rabies in my county was decades ago.

The neighbors can't be all bad if they paid $1000 to treat the cat. There are some good pet owners that couldn't or wouldn't pay that much.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Nov 24, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Thanks for the great help about the ear mites, Zuzu!

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