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Forum: Women's Health   11-08-2003, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,212
Posted By bigcats
Hmm, the Case of the Mysterious Vomiting Cat!...

Hmm, the Case of the Mysterious Vomiting Cat! (That's what my vet calls the condition).

My cats have had their share of gastrointestinal upsets. Only rarely have they seemed sick other than the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-07-2003, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 178
Posted By bigcats
I'm so sorry about your kitty's illness. ...

I'm so sorry about your kitty's illness.

The first thing I'd say is to be wary of believing 100% that he has FIP. Because, in my opinion, it's a vastly overdiagnosed and misunderstood disease....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-15-2003, 06:51 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,605
Posted By bigcats
Ugh... I'd been doing so well with "fixing" the...

Ugh... I'd been doing so well with "fixing" the cramps... I had been drinking nettle tea during the week prior, but most importantly I noticed that once my cycle aligned with the full moon, it...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-23-2003, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By bigcats
Remember that if your cat goes potty outside (I...

Remember that if your cat goes potty outside (I strongly support keeping cats indoor-only unless the cat is truly unhappy indoors) then its excrement will be in your yard where your kids play. Or in...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-22-2003, 09:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,163
Posted By bigcats
Fabric softener Paper towels (I'm proud of...

Fabric softener

Paper towels (I'm proud of having held my ground against myself on this one for 8 months now)

Lysol, Drano, that kind of stuff

Crappy air freshners (I use essential oils)
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2003, 01:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By bigcats
I admire you greatly too, Irishmommy. I work...

I admire you greatly too, Irishmommy. I work with kids with emotional/behavior disorders in a preschool setting, and I tell you - it's very rough to do it for 4.5 hours a day. I can't imagine doing...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-22-2003, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By bigcats
I've had the same dilemnas. I currently used a...

I've had the same dilemnas. I currently used a wood-based (sort of like sawdust) called New Concept which is very inexpensive. I don't really know if this is environmentally better than clay though....
Forum: Women's Health   02-22-2003, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By bigcats
I use Rescue Remedy on my stressed out new...

I use Rescue Remedy on my stressed out new foster cats - usually they're terrified when they first arrive at my house, and it takes them a few days (weeks/months) to warm up. I also use it when I do...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-16-2003, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By bigcats
Last week at my preschool we grated the old,...

Last week at my preschool we grated the old, broken crayons with a cheese grater. Then we had the kids sprinkle the shavings on wax paper, fold it over, and ironed it. They made little "stained...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-14-2003, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By bigcats
This isn't really a potty training story, since...

This isn't really a potty training story, since the child was already using the potty regularly. but it's a good example of a typical conversation I have in my line of work.

I was supervising a 3...
Forum: Dental   10-21-2002, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
  x-rays
Views: 1,813
Posted By bigcats
Ok, well, when I called them back to ask if it...

Ok, well, when I called them back to ask if it was possible to get the cleaning sans the bitewing x rays, they told me absolutely not. This place is a clinic and I have a feeling they generally see...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-18-2002, 02:10 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,605
Posted By bigcats
Of course you may come in, welcome! Oh my...

Of course you may come in, welcome!

Oh my god... all I can say is "Worst episode ever!". This has got to be the worst period of my life. I still haven't made it in to work. I'm just now able to...
Forum: Women's Health   10-18-2002, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By bigcats
I use it and most definitely believe it works....

I use it and most definitely believe it works. When I moved across the coast and started a job among perpetually sick kids, I was coming down with a cold, flu, or gastrointestinal illness every 3...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-18-2002, 09:49 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,605
Posted By bigcats
Ok, I'm really here for a reason now. The cramps...

Ok, I'm really here for a reason now. The cramps started at 5am, as usual. Diarrhea and a backache too, as usual http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I was looking...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-16-2002, 11:59 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,605
Posted By bigcats
Still nothing here! This is really weird. The...

Still nothing here! This is really weird. The one time I'm excited to have it so I can be in the red tent, and it won't come. I never skip. There is no possibility of babies - that would be an...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-15-2002, 10:55 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,605
Posted By bigcats
Glad to have you join me in here! *passing tea...

Glad to have you join me in here! *passing tea and candy*

Actually I still haven't started. Was due yesterday. But that was based on only two previous cycles of 30 days, so it's not too...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-12-2002, 09:44 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,605
Posted By bigcats
Oh dear, mamapie, I hope you're doing all right....

Oh dear, mamapie, I hope you're doing all right. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

My periods themselves aren't being weird - quite regular actually - it's just...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-12-2002, 12:13 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,605
Posted By bigcats
I'm coming in today even though I shouldn't...

I'm coming in today even though I shouldn't really be here until Monday. Since I'll have to go to work on Monday and suffer the first few crampy hours there while being pummeled by 2 and 3 year...
Forum: Dental   09-30-2002, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
  x-rays
Views: 1,813
Posted By bigcats
I apologize if this has already been covered -...

I apologize if this has already been covered - it seems like a topic that would have been discussed before, but I can't seem to find it.

I went to a new dentist for a basic cleaning(I'm new to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-22-2002, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 797
Posted By bigcats
Dogs aren't allowed inside the farmer's market...

Dogs aren't allowed inside the farmer's market "strip" (the strands are set up on either side of a street) here, but many of the farmers and some of the patrons bring their dogs and have them tied...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-03-2002, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By bigcats
MMM, great thread! I'm all excited now to make...

MMM, great thread! I'm all excited now to make good lunches for *me* to take to work! Thanks!
Forum: Learning at School   06-26-2002, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By bigcats
Thanks, Britishmum. What you had to say was very...

Thanks, Britishmum. What you had to say was very interesting http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I see that our school seems to do really well in some of these things...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-26-2002, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By bigcats
A year ago we bought our first regular bed (used...

A year ago we bought our first regular bed (used a futon until then) and I skipped getting the boxspring, mostly because of expense, but also because I really don't understand why it's necessary.
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-26-2002, 03:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,655
Posted By bigcats
Kheer.... mmmmmmmm! My favorite food in the...

Kheer.... mmmmmmmm! My favorite food in the whole world.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-23-2002, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By bigcats
Darn, I would have loved to see that! I wonder...

Darn, I would have loved to see that! I wonder when they'll repeat it?
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