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Apr. 13th, 2008 | 08:35 pm

I went with my girlfriend to her grandmothers memorial service in Louisville, KN this weekend.

I rather dislike flying these days from the combination of the stupid things the TSA makes you do, plus the guilt for the massive CO2 emissions from flying. Our tickets were originally for thursday, but thanks to the great American Airlines landing gear inspection fiasco our we got moved to friday.

The good side to being delayed was discovering that my cat had managed to cut her eye somehow, which almost made me give up on going, but dragonblink managed to contact The best little cat house and we boarded my cat in a "better place".

The family was grateful I came, and it's pretty clear that they all know that we're a couple, though I find it interesting though we're introduced as "A and her friend B" most people seemed to guess that we were 'uhm, friends'.

The memorial went well. The part I found really odd, though was that though we were in an Episcopalian Church, several people did native american styled songs.

Everything is basically wrapped up and we're waiting to go home.

And then I can rescue my kitty.

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from: clynne
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
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Who do you take your cat to usually for vet care? I'm considering getting a second opinion about Leo's eating issues.

Also -- if you end up needing a good Kitty Opthamologist for the eye cut, I like Leo's.

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
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We're taking our cats to Banfield Pet Hospital, in the Petsmart on foothill. We've seen 4 of the vets there, Dr. Stewart has been really great for our cat with the teeth problems, and last time we were there we saw a placard in the waiting room nominating her for best vet for 2007. My cat was seen by Dr. Burns a couple of times for her impacted anal glands, and she seemed pretty good too.

There records are all nicely computerized, and they've been pretty good at trying to help my cat lose weight. (she's down to 15.5# from 17#).

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from: clynne
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm trying to get Leo (historically thin to start with) to gain, which is harder than getting a fat kitty (Sydney) to lose weight, AFAICT. But it's good to know she's worked with some eating issues anyway.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
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Dragonblink's kitty was pretty underweight when we got him, though his problem was he has stomatitus (cronic mouth infection) which, obviously, made it hard for him to eat.

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from: clynne
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
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I think Leo's glaucoma medicine messes with his appetite (guess who isn't getting marijuana therapy?). He varies quite a bit between being really hungry, and not wanting any food at all. It's not helped that he occasionally has days where he can't keep anything down.

What did you do to help Dragonblink's kitty eat?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 16th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
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His problem eating was very simple, it appears he's allergic to his teeth, so a combination of drugs and dental work reduced the inflammation enough that eating wasn't painful anymore.

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from: clynne
date: Apr. 16th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
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Ah, so, not solved with diet but with addressing the health problem. Thanks!

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from: clynne
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
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Er, um, also, condolences to your girlfriend.

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Marvin Spencer

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from: marvinalone
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
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Massive CO2 emissions from flying? Maybe overall, but not on a per-person basis. Check this out: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=48121. It has fuel consumption about equal to that of a car, as long as you put more than one person into the car.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 16th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
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The problem is that the vapor trails left by the airplane also work as a greenhouse gas. vapour trails are climate scourge.

Using the air travel modeler at chooseclimate.org the total carbon dioxide emissions were about 708 kg, while the effective warming estimate was closer to 2124 kg (per person).

Whereas using travel calculator suggests that driving the same distance in my prius would have dumped 774 kg into the atmosphere, with a more likely 387 kg for the two passengers.

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Apr. 14th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Uncle Norm made sure to tell me when I called him today that everyone already knew, which I don't entirely believe. :)

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