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    Adorable pictures! As usuall, I am jealous.
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    I was folding my laundry in front of the TV last night and left my socks on the coffee table. I wake up this morning to find a rolled pair of soaking wet socks on the floor next to their water dish. They had to carry the socks up a flight of stars in order to do that. I can't believe they did that.

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    Unk, your kitties PM'ed and said to let you know, that pair wasn't clean enough when you washed them.
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    They needed a drink; playing with the socks gave them got cotton mouth .
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    That’s hilarious Unk!
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    'Gave them got cotton mouth'.???

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    I thought the cotton mouth comment was pretty funny, cricketeen!

    We had a German Shephard that used to eat the crotch out of my underwear. Now THAT's gross!

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    Unk: Too cute. Socks in water dish. LOL
    cricketeen: Cotton mouth
    glennajo: I love to see your pups, but especially photos of Kady lovin Allie. Whenever I see two animals of different breeds or being buddys it makes me smile.

    There was a recent story of a dog Pitty Pat who recently had puppies. The owners children found a baby squirrel who was abandoned or his mom was killed. They put the squirrel with the puppies to keep warm and then hand fed the squirrel for four days. After that, the squirrel was getting milk from the mom dog just like her puppies. HOW CUTE IS THAT?
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    Follow up.

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Rat poison was found in the pet food suspected of causing kidney failure that killed at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists still don't know how it got there, state officials said Friday.

    The toxin was identified as aminopterin, which is used to kill rats in some countries, state Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker said.

    Aminopterin is not registered for killing rodents in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, though it is used as a cancer drug. State officials wouldn't speculate on how the toxin got into Menu Foods' now-recalled pet food but said no criminal investigations had been launched.

    Scientists at the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell and at the New York State Food Laboratory tested three cat food samples provided by Menu Foods and found Aminopterin in two of them. Hooker said they would test individual components of the pet food, as well. The early test results were released to give veterinarians a better idea of how to treat sick animals.

    "Any amount of this product is too much in food," Hooker said.

    Aminopterin, also used as a cancer drug, is highly toxic in high doses. It inhibits the growth of malignant cells and suppresses the immune system.

    In dogs and cats, it can cause kidney failure, according to Donald Smith, dean of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

    The Food and Drug Administration has said the investigation into the pet deaths was focusing on wheat gluten in the pet food. Wheat gluten itself would not cause kidney failure, but the common ingredient could have been contaminated, the FDA said.

    Bob Rosenberg, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Pest Management Association, said he had never heard of the substance before Friday.

    "It would make no sense to spray a crop itself with rodenticide," Rosenberg said, though he said grain shippers typically put bait stations around the perimeter of their storage facilities.

    The pet deaths led to a recall of 60 million cans and pouches of pet food produced by Menu Foods and sold throughout North America under 95 brand names. There have been several reports of kidney failure in pets that ate the recalled brands, and the company has confirmed the deaths of 15 cats and one dog.

    Menu Foods last week recalled "cuts and gravy" style dog and cat food. The recall sparked concern among pet owners across North America. It includes food sold under store brands carried by Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway and other large retailers, as well as private labels such as Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba.

    The company, already facing lawsuits, planned a media teleconference for later Friday, a spokesman said. It is majority owned by Menu Foods Income Fund of Streetsville.

    A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates was posted online by Menu Foods and is available at tinyurl.com/2pn6mm. The company also designated two phone numbers that pet owners could call for information: (866) 463-6738 and (866) 895-2708.

    A spokesman for New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said he was not aware of any criminal investigation involving the tainted food. FBI spokesman Paul Holstein in Albany said Friday he was not aware of any FBI involvement in the case.

    "I don't know where we'll go from here," he said.

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    I find it really odd that food, either imported or domestic, isn't tested for foreign substances before it's either processed or shipped out to the public. If there's one positive thing that can come out of this, hopefully inspection standards will be tightened and we'll all, furry and smooth, be a little safer in what we eat.
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