Before I go away

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
Before I go away
Thu, 08-08-2013 - 11:55pm

I wanted to give you all an update on the condition of my zoo.  All is now quiet on the homefront.

Anya and Jabaar have calm tummies and are eating normally again.

Roo Ben is staying with me as a permanent foster.  He had another skin lesion surgically removed yesterday.  No pathology report is available yet,and I'm praying it isn't another mast cell.  It looked like a little skin tag.  He is home with me, doing well, and is happy.  His mobility is better than I had ever expected it to be, and he has had no steroids since Monday.  And I got the clinic to reprint his entire medical records for me.  (He ate them, remember?)

I had friends over last evening to teach me how to glue claw caps on Dylan Thomcat, so he wouldn't claw my couch.  I have his nails cut too short, and they would not stay on.  This is Dylan's only issue, and I am going to try putting double-stick tape on the corners of the couch and confining him to his room when I can't watch him.


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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 08-09-2013 - 2:13am

I used the double stick tape method---I got the Sticky Paws brand at the pet store---and it worked great. The cat definitely did not like the way it felt on his paws and left that spot alone. It stays on the furniture forever if desired but didn't mess up the upholstery when I wanted to remove it. And I had it on all types of fabric including velvet. Good luck!

ETA: Yikes! When I first posted I didn't realize that by go away, you meant for good. So sorry to hear that, but I do understand. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Fri, 08-09-2013 - 3:22am

Thanks for update and thank you Gaye for answering all my questions the past 2.5 yrs with my very first furchild.  I am saddened you are leaving, but when ivillage choose to make all these insane rules I was on mental health boards and a grieving board.  we were essential places for hurting people to vent, and now those are basically dead and a dieting board I was on we went to Face book.  I admire any of you CLs hanging in there with this board and any other boards.  Why don't they care to clean it all up>  I hope I can find another board online to answer question as with 2 CLs gone here, doubtful this board will continue.  peace to all.  Josie

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Sat, 08-17-2013 - 12:04am
Hi Gaye, I'm happy to read the group is doing fine. That's an interesting idea about claw caps, I had never heard of them before, then again I have no cat! LOL