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Forum: Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! December 30th, 2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By driver8
I have a similar situation. They get wet...

I have a similar situation.

They get wet food, which is great for both of them.

But the dry food (which they also get) - my older cat gets prescription renal diet food from the vet. We found...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 7th, 2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,597
Posted By driver8
I cannot believe there was actually a website for...

I cannot believe there was actually a website for this....

Good luck getting your money back from the bank!!
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 3rd, 2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
I like that idea too. I don't know if the...

I like that idea too.

I don't know if the version that's installed here does it, but I know that other forums that run on vBulletin have had a feature where you can "ignore" certain forums - the...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs October 3rd, 2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By driver8
Automated kitty litter boxes??

I'm asking this for a friend. She's a tad overwhelmed at home and her hubby isn't the greatest in terms of helping to clean the cat box. (She has a hard time getting down stairs and the basement is...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 3rd, 2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
I don't feel it should be the basic expectation...

I don't feel it should be the basic expectation that every average pet owner does tons of research into a subject.

You do that when you have a passion for something.

Pet owners who develop a...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 2nd, 2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
Thanks for that post, Marko. I agree. ...

Thanks for that post, Marko. I agree.



Exactly, cassiek -to see it, yes, but to think about what was just on the news and how it applies in your own life and community....

Most people just...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 1st, 2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
Do you think it is the prevailing sentiment on...

Do you think it is the prevailing sentiment on the board? I'm not so sure. Definitely the more vocal people are very strong on it.
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 1st, 2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
Reading Loki Love's post above and a few others...

Reading Loki Love's post above and a few others that talk about how they got their dogs firm breeders and wondered if this was frowned on, etc - I don't think you need to leave the thread, 14+, but I...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 1st, 2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
That's what I feel like I've been reading a lot...

That's what I feel like I've been reading a lot of in this thread. I hope I'm wrong.

But it feels sort of like people are saying it's fine to jump on newbies about certain issues, because well,...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 1st, 2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
It might be a better idea to have a more private...

It might be a better idea to have a more private area (are there social clubs here) rather than closing off your forum to new members who don't fit the checklist of opinion criteria. I'm betting I'm...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 1st, 2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
We had a system where you had to say "I have read...

We had a system where you had to say "I have read the rules", make an actual reply to indicate that, before membership was approved. It meant the moderators had to approve each individual new...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 1st, 2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
I used to run a forum elsewhere, not about pets....

I used to run a forum elsewhere, not about pets. I found out the hard way, that no, people will not read what's already been posted. They don't make that effort when they are just new. IF they are...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 1st, 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
Yeah, info given out on here would be a LOT...

Yeah, info given out on here would be a LOT different if you were legally liable for the advice you gave...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants October 1st, 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
Do you want to make it such a cliquey place that...

Do you want to make it such a cliquey place that people who don't share ____ views are chased away and told they don't belong? Officially even, with closed threads.

What about the side of things...
Forum: Pet Stories - anecdotes - jokes September 30th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By driver8
A day in the life of Fluffy's vet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYqzT1zaZVE


Thought a few people on this forum would find this funny, and so true. :p

If you go to the youtube page, the related videos look funny too, but I...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 30th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
What's needed is public information campaigns,...

What's needed is public information campaigns, that's what will make more of a difference than snark on a message board - snark that takes someone aback and is a shock to the system when they thought...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 30th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
No kidding! I have a neutered male kitty -...

No kidding! I have a neutered male kitty - BELIEVE ME, he has lots of spirit!!!! :D
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 30th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,022
Posted By driver8
I think what's happening is so many more people...

I think what's happening is so many more people have internet access and are using it to find places like this to ask questions. You're seeing them more and probably so are other sites. I know the...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 27th, 2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By driver8
Every shelter is different. I find it disturbing...

Every shelter is different. I find it disturbing that the assumption of many on this site is that the shelter wouldn't make any accomodations and so must lie to shelter to get dog from them. It's...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 26th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By driver8
Too long. :( Good luck in getting to adopt...

Too long. :(

Good luck in getting to adopt her, however you choose to go about it. She'll be lucky to have you.
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 26th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By driver8
Uh, ask your own vet clinic staff if they know...

Uh, ask your own vet clinic staff if they know people who did the adoption process a bit differently from that shelter. People who work at vet clinics are often "in the know" about how things like...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 26th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By driver8
I volunteer in the area of a shelter that sees...

I volunteer in the area of a shelter that sees the returned dogs and the unsuccessful adoption dogs get turned in. I see the shelter staff behind the scenes and I know that they will make...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 26th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By driver8
Hence my suggestion to have a friend make that...

Hence my suggestion to have a friend make that phone call. ;)

A bunch of suggestions to lie to a shelter in order to get a dog? I just can't agree unless other more honest avenues have been...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 26th, 2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By driver8
That's why I wonder if the behaviour and adoption...

That's why I wonder if the behaviour and adoption staff at the shelter would be willing to do things differently IF they were approached with the background of Bendyfoot, this potential adopter and...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants September 26th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By driver8
Yup, I think I said that in my post. Thanks. :)

Yup, I think I said that in my post. Thanks. :)
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