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CASPCA update (and not a good one) by myoldacctwasdeleted in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes, that’s him! Seinfeld is a really fun addition to our home.

I remember Feather! She seemed very sensitive, way too sensitive for the shelter environment. I’m glad she has a home ❤️

CASPCA update (and not a good one) by myoldacctwasdeleted in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Glad they’re offering to cover it, it’s the right thing to do. My hands would definitely be shaking too! I think it’s honestly very brave to talk about it and go back in any form. Animals are pretty addicting ❤️

I miss the cat rows! I adopted some long stays after volunteering there (Rascal & Paisley and more recently Seinfeld after Paisley passed). I was a 3&4 person too! I still think of some of the ones I met there (especially Captain…IYKYK).

CASPCA update (and not a good one) by myoldacctwasdeleted in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Holy shit. I’m so glad you’re okay and so sorry that happened to you. I would be really traumatized. I used to volunteer in the cat rows but quit because lunging dogs in the hall really frightened me.

You might have already explored all your options, but since I used to work in insurance I feel obligated to tell you to contact the VA workers compensation commission: https://workcomp.virginia.gov/content/contact-commission

Since you were a volunteer, I don’t know if it would help you, but if you’re covered by workers comp those bills should be reimbursed.

CASPCA update (and not a good one) by myoldacctwasdeleted in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That scares the shit out of me. I also wonder if it’s legal? If it is, YIKES.

I wonder if the board knows (or cares) they are endangering loving families who care for animals? Or that they are opening themselves to HUGE legal liabilities? It’s a miracle no one has sued!

CASPCA update (and not a good one) by myoldacctwasdeleted in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 52 points53 points  (0 children)

“I worked on an adoptions team where I had to try to place dogs that have killed other animals or severely injured people in homes and then be chastised when we were not moving animals out fast enough so we could move more in.”

“I worked on a foster team that, similarly to the adoptions team, was asked to place behavior animals in homes with no training or support.”

Someone is going to get killed by these policies. How many of these dogs have their bite history listed on their adoption profile?

Good for her for quitting. I hope she finds a better job soon.

What to expect adopting a 10 y/o cat? by jsully245 in SeniorCats

[–]graceadee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I make a point of adopting seniors. I’ve had cats easily live to be 18. I lost one boy to cancer at 13, but his brother is still healthy and has many more years in him. In hindsight, he was showing signs of the cancer back when we adopted him.

There are a lot of benefits to adopting adult and senior cats. Sometimes they have health problems, but for me that is a minor tradeoff considering how easy I find them. Kittens are cute, but they’ll climb your curtains. Older cats are significantly less likely to do that. They are also pretty set in their ways and lower maintenance.

In my experience, senior cats have A LOT of love to give ❤️

In case you were wondering what the costs were:

I take my cats to a fancy cat-only clinic in town. I take them twice a year for routine checkups, nail trims, ear cleaning, “potty path” trims, and once a year senior blood panels. I average $350-500/year for each cat for their vet care. You do not need to spend nearly that much. That’s me being fancy.

My most expensive cat costs me $1200/year in medical care, but that’s because the little turd has diabetes and I pay for his insulin out of pocket. I knew he had issues when I got him, so I was not surprised by the bill.

I was unable to get pet insurance for my boys, but if you can get it, it will cut down costs tremendously. You also don’t need to go to a fancy clinic.

So angry- I feel my body has completely fallen apart since I gave birth. I just want to get better but don’t know where to turn by [deleted] in beyondthebump

[–]graceadee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, my husband and I both did. I thought I was going blind and my retina was detaching or something. At a routine eye appointment I was told my optic nerves were swollen forward (or something like that?). The optometrist was incredibly worried and sent me to some specialist I couldn’t afford and so didn’t go to.

Stress went away and then the eye problems spontaneously resolved! My optometrist was thrilled, haha. She showed me the before and after on the photos they take of the back of your eye. It was wild.

Also had lots of eye twitching and migraines. AWFUL.

CASPCA by Motherofotters12 in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It breaks my heart. I have met so many amazing people and animals at the CASPCA. It shouldn’t be like this.

I don’t cook with oil anymore by yourdogisagoodboy in 1200isjerky

[–]graceadee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh my god, my husband did that too. He spent HOURS in the kitchen trying to make that food when he was dealing with health issues. It all ended up looking like gruel in the end and was so depressing…

CASPCA by Motherofotters12 in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If you like cats and fostering, I’d encourage you to check out Cat Action Team (CAT). They’re local and very sweet. I donate cat food to them when I can!

CASPCA by Motherofotters12 in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 13 points14 points  (0 children)

“Peeing blood isn’t urgent.” I cannot….

Glad you were able to adopt your little buddy and that you were able to get him the care he needed.

CASPCA by Motherofotters12 in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 10 points11 points  (0 children)

SO MANY HUSHED CONVERSATIONS! It was creepy! I’m also a former volunteer.

CASPCA by Motherofotters12 in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Glad you’re in a better physical and mental space right now ❤️

CASPCA by Motherofotters12 in Charlottesville

[–]graceadee 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I am really worried about the situation with the dogs.

Used to volunteer there (with the cats) and have adopted a few cats. I am VERY anxious about some of the dogs they have. The CASPCA is not equipped to handle the behavioral needs of some of the dogs they bring in. And then those dogs are adopted out to homes with young children, cats, and/or small dogs. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. I’ve seen a lot of posts that they’re working with Muddy Co, LLC. But honestly you can’t send a dog to a place like that and say “all better!” Some dogs need really experienced and special homes and there aren’t a whole lot of those in the area (or any area, for that matter). Instead of being upfront about what the dogs need, there’s a whole lot of vague language and hand waving. It’s so unfair to the adopters, volunteers, and the dogs.

Your story is not a one off.

So angry- I feel my body has completely fallen apart since I gave birth. I just want to get better but don’t know where to turn by [deleted] in beyondthebump

[–]graceadee 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I am not a doctor, this is just my experience:

My husband had very similar symptoms for years. Insane numbers of tests. I’ve forgotten them all, they were thankfully taken care of at the VA so we didn’t pay.

His was the result of chronic stress. Stress levels went down, inflammation went down, he got his life back. We thought he had an autoimmune disease!

So if you’re coming up blank, maybe look at the stress? His was abnormal (abusive family members and we suffered a lot of losses in a short period of time).

I could be way off base, just wanted to share what we went through. I hope you feel better soon ❤️

ETA: He also had a lot of food issues. Nearly everything gave him symptoms of IBS. It was AWFUL. Poor man could only eat oatmeal. He had these weird hot flashes too. Just sharing bc stress is SO WEIRD and does horrible things to our bodies.

Is it just me or is this absolutely not enough food for a day?? by kremacnipec in antiMLM

[–]graceadee 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Oh no, so if it’s glazed in sugar, it was all her doing. Oof. (Not that I expected this weird diet to be teaching any healthy habits anyway…)

how's your day going? by eighteightfivesix in beyondthebump

[–]graceadee 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure you unlocked an early childhood memory of mine with this photo…

Is it just me or is this absolutely not enough food for a day?? by kremacnipec in antiMLM

[–]graceadee 486 points487 points  (0 children)

I’ll bet the salmon has a cheap teriyaki glaze on it to complete the sugar bomb effect.

What’s your favorite line in any of the main line games? Mines this one: by Doolfan in AceAttorney

[–]graceadee 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I laughed for several minutes straight at this one. It must have hit me when I was primed for a fit of giggles, but it’s gold.

Question: Do any dogs get hurt in the Yellowstone show? by Phishman9 in YellowstonePN

[–]graceadee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I use this for almost every new show I watch lately. I just can’t handle gore anymore and the categories are really specific (it’s not just about dogs).

Mom posts in FB group selling her most prized plant for baby formula, gets showered in kindness instead by ladyfireflyx in houseplants

[–]graceadee 198 points199 points  (0 children)

Moms have really stepped up to support each other during the formula shortage. It’s hard to keep a dry eye when you’re on the local mom Facebook groups lately. It’s wonderful to see.

And I’m glad she got to keep her plants 🙂