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Author Topic: My Skinny Bones's story  (Read 15833 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2009, 03:56:43 PM »

Even though it's big when you click on it, I think it's a great picture of Skinny Bones. What a face!

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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2009, 04:15:47 PM »

I am having a lot of trouble putting my photos here now.  It seems they are all suddenly too large, too many KB.  The other method mentioned was using Flikr, or something like that.  Could someone please tell me if I am allowed to put photos that are more than the 128kb used in the additional options here if I use the Flicker website.  AND how do I find the Flicker website.  Thanks in advance.

The forum software itself limits the size of attachments you can add--it just can't handle anything bigger.

The advantage of the Flickr method is that since pics are hosted elsewhere, you don't run into the size limit like you do with attachments.  You can post as big a picture as you want!

First, you need to open a Flickr account, then upload your photos to it.  That's the most lengthy part, but if you follow the directions at Flickr step-by-step, it's pretty easy.  Then, to add a photo to a post, you will follow the directions here:

http://itchmoforums.com/forum-helpsuggestionshowto/how-do-i-post-pix-here-from-flickr-t2066.0.html

If you need help, BW, just let us know.  Give it a try, and if the post doesn't come out quite right, one of the mods may be able to fix it for you.
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2009, 05:32:53 PM »

An amazing  story, BW, and your writing is very good! Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2009, 08:17:35 PM »

Shibadiva, thanks, I am very glad you enjoy my little anecdotes.

And Catbird, I will definitely try out that link for the uploading instructions.   I will be able to think much more clearly after a nights sleep.  I really do want you all to see how nice and chubby my poor little SkinnyBones did finally get.   Smiley
Thanks so much for your help.  I am going to go fall into bed now.
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2009, 08:39:40 PM »

BW sounds like you have your hands full with Tommy Tom. Maybe the stuff that others rub on a cat's ears to calm might help. Just a thought.
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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2009, 05:36:34 AM »

BW- There is rescue remedy which can be rubbed on his ears or put in food or water. I've also tried Relaxation support[capsules] & St John's wort[liquid] both by Ecclectic Institute. I got the last 2 at www.mountainroseherbs.com.
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2009, 05:20:29 PM »

Look at the spots on her belly ! I wonder if she was part Bengal ?
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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2009, 05:25:18 PM »

That is one wonderful spotted belly! Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2009, 03:22:00 AM »

Aww - she looks so content there - when was that taken?
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2009, 12:04:40 PM »

Thank you, and Skinny thanks you too.  I always LOVED her spotted belly. Smiley
Her son Tommy, now deceased too, had a great spotted belly also, I will upload that in a while, after I learn how better.   I am going to try and put this photo up here again, but with a better size.  I am learning how to resize them.  the one that is already here makes you scroll all over and is very inconvenient.  So here goes.  Lets see what this one looks like.

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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2009, 12:07:14 PM »

OK, that worked better.  you still have to click on it to get it bigger, but when you click, you can see it without scrolling all over the place.  I am working on putting files on a website so I can put in the photos for people to view without having to click on them.  One step at a time, I inch along.  Now I will try and delet the other one.
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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2009, 12:25:27 PM »

Here is a photo of Skinny Bones's son Tommy.  He was the first baby, the first litter I knew of at least,  and she brought him and put him in front of my BOQ apartment door and scratched on it. When I opened it up,  Voila!!!  There was this adorable little fellow.   He also has the spots, 29, I think I counted....


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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2009, 12:36:33 PM »

Here is a photo of SkinnyBones's 2nd litter, in the BOQ bedroom.  Barkley Peeperton is the tabby kitten in front, and Sister Cassie is the tuxedo sitting up tall, and my precious little Scoutie who passed last summer 7/24/08, is the little black kitten in front.  The rear end belongs to brother Galvin.  Tommy, the first baby, the previous photo,  had already been flown back to NJ for my son to take care of till I could come home.


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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2009, 12:54:15 PM »

Jo Max, I don't know exactly when that was taken of Skinny, but it was before 2000 because my cats and I all moved from that house that year.  Yes, I think she was very content.  She always seemed very happy, bless her heart.

It was devastating when I lost her.  She had a saddle thrombus.  I had taken her to the vet in the middle of the night on several occasions, over the last couple years, when she was distressed, and I was always told she had indigestion.  I had been told that by a new vet, just a couple weeks before she died.  That last night, I took her again to the emergency room, and that time she had lost use of her rear leg, so that vet couldn't say it was just indigestion.   I will always wonder if I could have done something for her and kept her longer if she had been correctly diagnosed sooner.

And LeslieK, I don't know if she could have Bengal in her.  It had been a number of years since the Cuban Missile Crisis, and  who knows what breeding processes had taken place in the intervening years.  After being abandoned, the pets had been left to their own devices for such a long time.  Since the crisis, other dependents had come and gone with pets, so anything is possible.  There were some beautiful cats there, some elegant looking cats.  But I had my hands full with Skinny and her babies.   Smiley 
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« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2009, 02:11:06 PM »

This is the most awesome picture of the litter!  It's great to see their history.

I've lost a cat to saddle thrombus too, BW, and I know how devastating it is.  {{{hugs}}}  There is no sure-fire treatment, and most of the time by the time it's diagnosed, it's too late.
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