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Old April 9th 10, 06:31 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Juls xx
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Default Jack's special story

I don't see any of the familiar names here, but in case anyone is
lurking - and for those who don't know this bittersweet story - here
is how Jack came to be my special big boy.

http://www.ect.org/dj/

His owner was dying of breast cancer, lived in Seattle, and wanted to
find Jack a home. I lived near St. Louis, and decided I would adopt
him. I had a cat who had been kind of lonely since Sharik, my golden
retriever/wolf/mutt mix had died, and had been thinking of getting
another cat.

The people of this newsgroup came together, led by my friend I met
right here in the group (and she'll be a friend forever), and made it
happen.

Jack and Dmitri had something very special.

I've always felt Jack belongs to this newsgroup. Without the people
here, who knows what might have happened. I'm just glad to know him
and love him.

Juls
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Old April 9th 10, 10:47 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Paul M. Cook[_2_]
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Default Jack's special story


"Juls xx" wrote in message
...
I don't see any of the familiar names here, but in case anyone is
lurking - and for those who don't know this bittersweet story - here
is how Jack came to be my special big boy.

http://www.ect.org/dj/

His owner was dying of breast cancer, lived in Seattle, and wanted to
find Jack a home. I lived near St. Louis, and decided I would adopt
him. I had a cat who had been kind of lonely since Sharik, my golden
retriever/wolf/mutt mix had died, and had been thinking of getting
another cat.

The people of this newsgroup came together, led by my friend I met
right here in the group (and she'll be a friend forever), and made it
happen.

Jack and Dmitri had something very special.

I've always felt Jack belongs to this newsgroup. Without the people
here, who knows what might have happened. I'm just glad to know him
and love him.

Juls



I remember all that. I remember when Dimitri died and Jack went into a deep
depression. I remember the picture of Jack nuzzling Dimitri with a look of
absolute adoration on his face. Sometimes they bond with each other so very
tightly.

I am glad to hear Jack is on the mend.

Paul


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Old April 9th 10, 07:16 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Juls xx
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Default Jack's special story

On Apr 9, 4:47*am, "Paul M. Cook" wrote:
"Juls xx" wrote in message

...





I don't see any of the familiar names here, but in case anyone is
lurking - and for those who don't know this bittersweet story - here
is how Jack came to be my special big boy.


http://www.ect.org/dj/


His owner was dying of breast cancer, lived in Seattle, and wanted to
find Jack a home. I lived near St. Louis, and decided I would adopt
him. I had a cat who had been kind of lonely since Sharik, my golden
retriever/wolf/mutt mix had died, and had been thinking of getting
another cat.


The people of this newsgroup came together, led by my friend I met
right here in the group (and she'll be a friend forever), and made it
happen.


Jack and Dmitri had something very special.


I've always felt Jack belongs to this newsgroup. Without the people
here, who knows what might have happened. I'm just glad to know him
and love him.


Juls


I remember all that. *I remember when Dimitri died and Jack went into a deep
depression. *I remember the picture of Jack nuzzling Dimitri with a look of
absolute adoration on his face. *Sometimes they bond with each other so very
tightly.

I am glad to hear Jack is on the mend.

Paul


Thank you so much.

He actually woke me up this morning, ready for some breakfast. I'm
dreading the extractions just because it will mean more pain (the
money sucks, yes, but I'll always find a way, and to be honest, my mom
said "He's family...I always help family.").
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Old April 9th 10, 07:54 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Paul M. Cook[_2_]
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"Juls xx" wrote in message
...
On Apr 9, 4:47 am, "Paul M. Cook" wrote:
"Juls xx" wrote in message

...





I don't see any of the familiar names here, but in case anyone is
lurking - and for those who don't know this bittersweet story - here
is how Jack came to be my special big boy.


http://www.ect.org/dj/


His owner was dying of breast cancer, lived in Seattle, and wanted to
find Jack a home. I lived near St. Louis, and decided I would adopt
him. I had a cat who had been kind of lonely since Sharik, my golden
retriever/wolf/mutt mix had died, and had been thinking of getting
another cat.


The people of this newsgroup came together, led by my friend I met
right here in the group (and she'll be a friend forever), and made it
happen.


Jack and Dmitri had something very special.


I've always felt Jack belongs to this newsgroup. Without the people
here, who knows what might have happened. I'm just glad to know him
and love him.


Juls


I remember all that. I remember when Dimitri died and Jack went into a
deep
depression. I remember the picture of Jack nuzzling Dimitri with a look of
absolute adoration on his face. Sometimes they bond with each other so
very
tightly.

I am glad to hear Jack is on the mend.

Paul


Thank you so much.

He actually woke me up this morning, ready for some breakfast. I'm
dreading the extractions just because it will mean more pain (the
money sucks, yes, but I'll always find a way, and to be honest, my mom
said "He's family...I always help family.").


Just wondering, is there any chance you could put him on a regime of immune
boosting supplements before committing to the teeth extraction? If it would
do him no harm, that is what I would do if he were my cat. Certainly you
don't want to allow the condition to progress but if it is safe to
experiment maybe it's worth a shot? I'd chat it over with the vet.

Jack seems to me to be a very sensitive cat in many ways. I've heard good
things have been achieved with accupuncture for a wide range of issues
including immune system disorders. Also, the Tellington Touch technique has
been known to sooth sensitive animals and calm them down. Chronic stress
will weaken any animals immune system. I would focus on his immune system
health as part of any long term plan.

Paul


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Old April 9th 10, 08:42 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Juls xx" wrote

and to be honest, my mom said "He's family...I always help family.").


Your mom is my kind of mom. Literally. My mother was like this too.


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Old April 11th 10, 05:25 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Juls xx
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On Apr 9, 1:54*pm, "Paul M. Cook" wrote:
"Juls xx" wrote in message

...
On Apr 9, 4:47 am, "Paul M. Cook" wrote:





"Juls xx" wrote in message


...


I don't see any of the familiar names here, but in case anyone is
lurking - and for those who don't know this bittersweet story - here
is how Jack came to be my special big boy.


http://www.ect.org/dj/


His owner was dying of breast cancer, lived in Seattle, and wanted to
find Jack a home. I lived near St. Louis, and decided I would adopt
him. I had a cat who had been kind of lonely since Sharik, my golden
retriever/wolf/mutt mix had died, and had been thinking of getting
another cat.


The people of this newsgroup came together, led by my friend I met
right here in the group (and she'll be a friend forever), and made it
happen.


Jack and Dmitri had something very special.


I've always felt Jack belongs to this newsgroup. Without the people
here, who knows what might have happened. I'm just glad to know him
and love him.


Juls


I remember all that. I remember when Dimitri died and Jack went into a
deep
depression. I remember the picture of Jack nuzzling Dimitri with a look of
absolute adoration on his face. Sometimes they bond with each other so
very
tightly.


I am glad to hear Jack is on the mend.


Paul


Thank you so much.

He actually woke me up this morning, ready for some breakfast. I'm
dreading the extractions just because it will mean more pain (the
money sucks, yes, but I'll always find a way, and to be honest, my mom
said "He's family...I always help family.").

Just wondering, is there any chance you could put him on a regime of immune
boosting supplements before committing to the teeth extraction? *If it would
do him no harm, that is what I would do if he were my cat. *Certainly you
don't want to allow the condition to progress but if it is safe to
experiment maybe it's worth a shot? *I'd chat it over with the vet.

Jack seems to me to be a very sensitive cat in many ways. *I've heard good
things have been achieved with accupuncture for a wide range of issues
including immune system disorders. *Also, the Tellington Touch technique has
been known to sooth sensitive animals and calm them down. *Chronic stress
will weaken any animals immune system. *I would focus on his immune system
health as part of any long term plan.

Paul


Yes I could....I was talking with my cousin, whose cat has done so
well on one of these Standard Process whole food supplements, and
there's an immune booster I may try. I wouldn't be opposed to learning
more about other techniques as well.
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Old April 11th 10, 05:53 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Juls xx" wrote

been known to sooth sensitive animals and calm them down. Chronic stress
will weaken any animals immune system. I would focus on his immune system
health as part of any long term plan.


Yes I could....I was talking with my cousin, whose cat has done so
well on one of these Standard Process whole food supplements, and
there's an immune booster I may try. I wouldn't be opposed to learning
more about other techniques as well.


I have nothing specific to the condition but have had elderly cats who were
largely toothless. One thing I do is feed pets broth (cats especially
though Dogs like it as well). I bake a chicken and save the bones then put
it all in the crockpot (no salt added) and make a batch.

This helps hydrate the cat and is provided in addition to water in another
bowl. Small amounts fed so it doesn't spoil. Cats generally love this at
about 2-3TB amounts. I make beef and pork bone versions too. What it does
is add water, calcium, and natural glucosamine to the diet. Not many
calories but every little bit can help.

Specifics: I seldom defat it when it's for the pets because the fat added
is a benefit for them. I don't however leave more than a little floating
fat for the cats as they oddly don't like that sometimes (varies with cat).
I keep it in the fridge then just warm to about room temp with the microwave
and set it out. My dog gets about 1/2 cup at noonish, cat gets 3 TB.

I've not had a cat yet develop kidney or any other issues related to not
drinking enough since I started this. It won't help any immunodeficiency
issues but may help bolster things.

Time spent on my end: about 5 mins to load bones in the crockpot, water,
then about 5 on the other end to pour off the broth and put it in the fridge
with some in the freezer since I generally make 1 gallon at a time. Some
gets saved and salted for our own use with spices added.

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Old April 11th 10, 07:36 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Paul M. Cook[_2_]
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"Juls xx" wrote in message
...
On Apr 9, 1:54 pm, "Paul M. Cook" wrote:
"Juls xx" wrote in message

...
On Apr 9, 4:47 am, "Paul M. Cook" wrote:





"Juls xx" wrote in message


...


I don't see any of the familiar names here, but in case anyone is
lurking - and for those who don't know this bittersweet story - here
is how Jack came to be my special big boy.


http://www.ect.org/dj/


His owner was dying of breast cancer, lived in Seattle, and wanted to
find Jack a home. I lived near St. Louis, and decided I would adopt
him. I had a cat who had been kind of lonely since Sharik, my golden
retriever/wolf/mutt mix had died, and had been thinking of getting
another cat.


The people of this newsgroup came together, led by my friend I met
right here in the group (and she'll be a friend forever), and made it
happen.


Jack and Dmitri had something very special.


I've always felt Jack belongs to this newsgroup. Without the people
here, who knows what might have happened. I'm just glad to know him
and love him.


Juls


I remember all that. I remember when Dimitri died and Jack went into a
deep
depression. I remember the picture of Jack nuzzling Dimitri with a look
of
absolute adoration on his face. Sometimes they bond with each other so
very
tightly.


I am glad to hear Jack is on the mend.


Paul


Thank you so much.

He actually woke me up this morning, ready for some breakfast. I'm
dreading the extractions just because it will mean more pain (the
money sucks, yes, but I'll always find a way, and to be honest, my mom
said "He's family...I always help family.").

Just wondering, is there any chance you could put him on a regime of
immune
boosting supplements before committing to the teeth extraction? If it
would
do him no harm, that is what I would do if he were my cat. Certainly you
don't want to allow the condition to progress but if it is safe to
experiment maybe it's worth a shot? I'd chat it over with the vet.

Jack seems to me to be a very sensitive cat in many ways. I've heard good
things have been achieved with accupuncture for a wide range of issues
including immune system disorders. Also, the Tellington Touch technique
has
been known to sooth sensitive animals and calm them down. Chronic stress
will weaken any animals immune system. I would focus on his immune system
health as part of any long term plan.

Paul


Yes I could....I was talking with my cousin, whose cat has done so
well on one of these Standard Process whole food supplements, and
there's an immune booster I may try. I wouldn't be opposed to learning
more about other techniques as well.



Probably the easiest thing to do is to start with Omega-3. Get a great big
old bottle of Omega-3 fatty acid in the gel caps. Just cut one open and add
it to his food. He'll never guess its medicine. And his coat will look
fabbo, too.

Paul


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Old April 11th 10, 08:02 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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I remember Jack's and Dmitri's story and loved it. Glad Jack is on the
mend.

Barb

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Old April 19th 10, 01:03 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Juls xx wrote:
I don't see any of the familiar names here, but in case anyone is
lurking - and for those who don't know this bittersweet story - here
is how Jack came to be my special big boy.

http://www.ect.org/dj/

His owner was dying of breast cancer, lived in Seattle, and wanted to
find Jack a home. I lived near St. Louis, and decided I would adopt
him. I had a cat who had been kind of lonely since Sharik, my golden
retriever/wolf/mutt mix had died, and had been thinking of getting
another cat.

The people of this newsgroup came together, led by my friend I met
right here in the group (and she'll be a friend forever), and made it
happen.

Jack and Dmitri had something very special.

I've always felt Jack belongs to this newsgroup. Without the people
here, who knows what might have happened. I'm just glad to know him
and love him.

Juls


Cool! I remember that!

--
Jean B.
 




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