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    Closet: Awww I'm so sorry to hear that. I wish you and your family find the strength to deal with this.

    Sugar: What a touching story, thanks for sharing it.

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    Re: For animal lovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Bit;4162723;
    queenb - Maybe I'll try that. Smokey, so far, has shown absolutely no interest whatsoever in catnip. But then, I'm pretty sure he thinks he's a dog, so that might be it.
    Lots of cats don't react to it until they are almost a year old, for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queenb;4164123;
    Lots of cats don't react to it until they are almost a year old, for some reason.
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    Do you think that might be related to hormones, since that's around the age they mature physically? Just wondering, I have cats and am considering growing catnip as well. Mine have been spayed and neutered, and I wonder if it'll affect their reaction to it.

    I don't want to plant it outside because I've been told since it's a type of mint it will grow like crazy. I don't want cats from all over coming over to play!
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    Dear Closet, I am sooo sorry. Have been through this before and am doing so now with one dog. We didn't opt for chemotherapy for the very reasons you stated here. It's just a wait-and-watch game right now. I'm so sorry.

    SugarMama: I have known/felt that breeze and feeling also. It's real. Your heart told you the truth.

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    I'm so sorry Closet. Like Unk would say, cancer sucks.
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    Yes it does.


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    Re: For animal lovers

    Thanks everyone for your well wishes. I think it helps a bit just to talk about it. My teenagers are handling the news well, but my 10 year old is really broken up over it. I haven't even had the discussion with my 6 year old yet, I'm planning to tackle that tonight.

    SugarMama - Thanks for your story. I can only hope that I achieve a similar sense of peace. I know when we make the decision it will be what is best for him. Mastiffs generally live 8-10 years, so he really has lived a full life. He is just the sweetest and most mellow dog, and he has been a wonderful addition to our family.

    dragonlady - I'm so sorry to hear that you are dealing with the same decision for a second time.

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    Re: For animal lovers

    Quote Originally Posted by SugarMama;4164233;
    Do you think that might be related to hormones, since that's around the age they mature physically? Just wondering, I have cats and am considering growing catnip as well. Mine have been spayed and neutered, and I wonder if it'll affect their reaction to it.
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    It affects spayed and neutered cats just the same. Maybe there are other non sexual hormones involved. Who knows? All I know is Rory doesnb't need catnip anyway,as he is 90 miles an hour almost all the time he's awake. I've got to find a buddy for him SOON, he won't quit pestering BooBoo and has even knocked her down a time or two. I'm very surprised that she just growls and hasn't bitten him but about twice, because he just doen't stop once hew gets going.
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    None of the cats I've ever had have been attracted to catnip.
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    I'm such an animal lover - I have two dogs and four cats! My cats consist of:

    two "walk-ins" at different times in the same year, and they love and groom each other, I have to wonder if they're sisters. But they're getting some age on them (12 years)

    two "dumps" two lively brothers, one with 6 toes on each paw...they're the funniest cats ever, and they also groom each other.

    We have a golden retriever mix (THE funniest personality) and a 5-lb Maltese

    They all get along and play together so well, it really lightens up our household! Okay, there's a lot of scooping of litter and cleaning of hairballs, a lot of brushing and vacuuming up hair....but I'd not trade it for anything. We have a rich life!

    Did I mention the children?
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