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Forum: Pets   07-06-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By rhubarbarin
I don't spend hardly anything, but that's...

I don't spend hardly anything, but that's because I don't follow my vet's recommendations at all. Also, the last puppy I had was my 14-year-old dog. The first year is much more expensive.

My dogs...
Forum: Pets   11-13-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,987
Posted By rhubarbarin
As-needed for health issues. They only got their...

As-needed for health issues. They only got their vaxes as kittens. Mine are raw fed - no tartar, no vomiting, no urinary problems.

My cats are 3 and 5 now, I will probably start doing a check-up...
Forum: Pets   11-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By rhubarbarin
As long as it has been frozen for at least 3...

As long as it has been frozen for at least 3 weeks (to kill common parasites) you should be golden!
Forum: Pets   11-13-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By rhubarbarin
When you need peace and quiet I recommend a...

When you need peace and quiet I recommend a citronella bark collar. They are pain free and work really well for most dogs.

Over the years I have successfully trained my dogs to stop barking on...
Forum: Family Planning   11-06-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 139,535
Posted By rhubarbarin
Hmm, I might have to check out these dollar...

Hmm, I might have to check out these dollar store tests.. I am not spending another $17 on two tests!
Forum: Family Planning   11-05-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 139,535
Posted By rhubarbarin
I'm here. I don't have any kids and this would...

I'm here. I don't have any kids and this would be totally unplanned and surprising. But I would be thrilled and I think BF would be happy too. I'm scared also, of course.

BF and I don't abstain...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-30-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,341
Posted By rhubarbarin
Quote: (I saw on Dirty Jobs--someone actually...

Quote:
(I saw on Dirty Jobs--someone actually has the job of taking a torch to cow's udders to stop them from bleeding from being milked by the machines.)
Actually, they were just giving them a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By rhubarbarin
It could also be gas in your abdominal cavity...

It could also be gas in your abdominal cavity which is putting pressure on organs, etc.
Forum: Pets   10-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By rhubarbarin
It might change his behavior, it might not. ...

It might change his behavior, it might not.

I am not a believer in the necessity of neutering male dogs. Bitches, yes, because the risk of pyometra is high. As long as you do not let him roam, he...
Forum: Pets   10-14-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,088
Posted By rhubarbarin
My guess? He ate a long human hair and needed...

My guess? He ate a long human hair and needed some extra help getting it out of there!
Forum: Pets   10-14-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By rhubarbarin
Make a hut or two out of stacked straw bales....

Make a hut or two out of stacked straw bales. Make sure they have two exits so nothing can corner them. Cheap and will keep them very warm and dry. This is what my nice farmer neighbors did for...
Forum: Pets   10-09-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By rhubarbarin
Through no choice of my own (one I found...

Through no choice of my own (one I found abandoned and half-dead outside, the other was dumped on me by an irresponsible acquaintance) I got both my cats when they were under 5 weeks old. Both did...
Forum: Pets   10-09-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By rhubarbarin
Aw, I'm so sorry. So nice of you to try...

Aw, I'm so sorry. So nice of you to try everything you could, but your health comes before having a pet in the house.

I really don't know what to suggest. No caged animals would be appropriate...
Forum: Parenting   10-08-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By rhubarbarin
Quote: Originally Posted by lilyka...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilyka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14490479)
its weird. I think 2-3 is on small side, 4-5...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-18-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By rhubarbarin
We're both quiet types (and also introverts). It...

We're both quiet types (and also introverts). It works very well, we're very happy, and no we don't talk much. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

One problem we both...
Forum: Pets   08-28-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By rhubarbarin
I successfully trained mine to stop barking on...

I successfully trained mine to stop barking on command. Every time they barked, I made my 'no' noise (I give a sharp 'EH'), which they know means they have to stop what they are doing. Then the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-26-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 644
Posted By rhubarbarin
We're friends too, although we don't have all...

We're friends too, although we don't have all that much in common as far as interests. We do spend the vast majority of our shared free time together, even if that means we're doing separate...
Forum: Pets   08-26-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By rhubarbarin
Unbelievable. Thank god your dog lived...

Unbelievable.


Thank god your dog lived through it! Poor baby. Animals can die very quickly from being shaken like that. My Kea almost did, 12 years ago...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-09-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,323
Posted By rhubarbarin
Reading can cause eyestrain, but that doctor was...

Reading can cause eyestrain, but that doctor was a jerk. How dare he.

I still get headaches from reading and computer work, and I have prescription glasses. Didn't when I was a young child and...
Forum: Pets   08-01-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By rhubarbarin
This is a major peeve for me. I am a dog person,...

This is a major peeve for me. I am a dog person, but I hate being jumped on, clawed, and mouthed. Many dog people seem to love it though.. and few who allow their dogs to do this understand that...
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,974
Posted By rhubarbarin
I think most 5-year-olds are capable of that...

I think most 5-year-olds are capable of that (maybe not handling it in the same way this kiddo did, but certainly they could navigate a strange place if they were used to doing so, follow...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,341
Posted By rhubarbarin
I certainly wouldn't want to live my life like...

I certainly wouldn't want to live my life like 99% of the people I know, but they are doing the best they can. I try not to feel superior and I very rarely criticize people. I do my best not to get...
Forum: Pets   07-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By rhubarbarin
Today my 12-year-old, 20 lb dog had 4 chicken...

Today my 12-year-old, 20 lb dog had 4 chicken necks for her first meal, she will be having about a 1/2 cup of ground beef tripe for dinner.

My 9-year-old, 75-lber had a turkey neck, he will be...
Forum: Pets   07-15-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,859
Posted By rhubarbarin
Nearly every Pug, Maltese, Bosten Terrier, and...

Nearly every Pug, Maltese, Bosten Terrier, and French Bulldog I have ever met has been friendly and sweet. Beagles are nice dogs too. Mini Poodles I wouldn't recommend, lots of wonderful ones but a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-14-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By rhubarbarin
I had these something terrible as a kid and...

I had these something terrible as a kid and still get them now. Terrible musclar aches deep in the legs. What helps: drinking plenty of water, eating bananas on a regular basis, and taking a...
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