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joyner wrote:Hi everybody. Sounds like everybody has been either bored or busy elsewhere. We have been cleaning out MILs closets. Suppose clothes will go to Salvation Army or local charity. Changed banks for FIL so he can get there more easily. He is uncomfortable driving which is wonderful at 92! I think we will move his car to our insurance. He is going to ride the van to eat lunch at the senior center every day. I haven't been able to convince him that he needs somebody to come in and clean his bathroom and mop his kitchen. Making progress. I have to go back to work tomorrow. Board meetings and stuff. Anybody heard from Poof today? Hope she's OK!



Talk to someone about the insurance. Having someone that old is like having a teen with a bad record on your insurance and anything that happens, you will be libel for.
Can't you just have the bills sent to your house and keep his car and insurance in his name?

Glad to hear he is doing well and is willing to change.
My mom still has all of stepdads stuff in the closets.

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Anybody home?

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Splinter just died. He is still warm.

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.


Oh my gosh! I am so sorry! Had he been ill?

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.




I am sorry to hear that, Ms. Name. My condolences.

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dontwantaname wrote:Talk to someone about the insurance. Having someone that old is like having a teen with a bad record on your insurance and anything that happens, you will be libel for.
Can't you just have the bills sent to your house and keep his car and insurance in his name?

Glad to hear he is doing well and is willing to change.
My mom still has all of stepdads stuff in the closets.


Oh, he's not going to drive! no!!!! We are going to drive the car! Husband gave it to him so he's just giving it back to us.

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.



Has he been sick? I'm so sorry!

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.



I am so sorry dname.

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.


Oh, dname....I am sad for you.

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.

Dname, I'm so sorry. I know he was very special to you. He was fortunate to have such a wonderful mom.



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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.



dname I'm sorry... did you know it was coming?

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.

I'm sorry.

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.



Oh my god! That is so sad! I feel like I got to know him, too...

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.



Sorry for your loss d'name.

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Wow, I am just catching up here and so many bad things have happened. I am so sorry for the MIL loss, for the moms illnesses, and for the loss of Splinter.
Splinter was the only one I kinda knew and he will be missed.
My prayers for everyone who is dealing with illnesses and loss.



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Thanks everyone. No matter what the pet store says, it seems 2 is a normal life for a rat and he was somewhere around that.
He wouldn't come out and sit with me for the last two nights. But he came out of his box for a treat about an hour before he died.

The vet actually called back and said I can get new rats tomorrow if I want.
I've been visiting some boys in the pet store. There are 4 left, I took hubby to look at them tonight.
I wish they were younger, but they are no older than Splinter was when I got them.
If I get a dog, with two rats, at least they can be in a room with the door closed. The cage is in the hall that connects all the rooms downstairs. So he could see anyone who was home.

He did wait until I was done with dinner last night. Usually he would stand and watch when I cooked to make sure he got his share!
He did come out and watch, but only when he knew it was cooked.

Damn, he was at the perfect stage! Didn't try to eat my power cord. Hadn't peed on my keyboard all year. Knew where he was allowed to go, didn't even "mark (as in drops of pee) anymore.

He was my first real pet.
Services will be tomorrow! I decided on cremation because the weather isn't all that great to try to bury him with my dad and I'm not sure I could did a deep enough hole that nothing would dig him up.
He will go in the freezer tonight, but I don't know about leaving him there till it is nice enough to bury!
I even thought about stuffing, but petting him now that he is cold....nope, not the same.
OK, yes I'm nuts. I tried to walk him and rock him and see if he would undie!
He was warm, so what the heck, it might work....first time in history, but worth the try..

Splinter's last photo 2/20/08


Splinter and his rat mom


First picture of Splinter 6/22/06


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Just because I'm nuts, doesn't mean you don't have to talk!

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You are not nuts!
I am deciding between TV and sleep.
My guy is snoozed out on the sofe (as usual).
I am very sorry about Splinter, it is so hard to lose a pet no matter what kind of animal it is.
You were a good rat mom.



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dontwantaname wrote:Just because I'm nuts, doesn't mean you don't have to talk!



Sorry for you

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acemom wrote:You are not nuts!
I am deciding between TV and sleep.
My guy is snoozed out on the sofe (as usual).
I am very sorry about Splinter, it is so hard to lose a pet no matter what kind of animal it is.
You were a good rat mom.




Thanks Ace.
Your guy is a day person, isn't he?

I'll try one more pair of rats. Then I might give up on them for the same reason the girl who told son to get one doesn't have a rat anymore.
They are too real a pet to die so fast.

I'm going to be stupid about this because it is the first pet I lost who knew me and loved me.
heck, he would jump off son onto me when I passed! That is because son would disappear. Splinter was depressed when son went off to college after the summer, especially the first year.
I was always there and Splinter knew it!

Heck, my dad never replaced his first dog. Dog lived 14 years. Dad wouldn't go through another loss with a pet.

But....he was almost two. That is when they die. Unless you have a lab rat that doesn't automatically come with a lung disease.

Yeah, I may be nuts. I'm sitting on the couch petting a dead rat. Even I think that is weird!

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whatsthis wrote:Sorry for you




Thank you person who has been around forever and hardly ever posts!

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dontwantaname wrote:Just because I'm nuts, doesn't mean you don't have to talk!



I'm not really here. Kids are having a hard time going to bed tonight, too. Anyway that's why I haven't been chatty.

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dontwantaname wrote:Thanks Ace.
Your guy is a day person, isn't he?

I'll try one more pair of rats. Then I might give up on them for the same reason the girl who told son to get one doesn't have a rat anymore.
They are too real a pet to die so fast.

I'm going to be stupid about this because it is the first pet I lost who knew me and loved me.
heck, he would jump off son onto me when I passed! That is because son would disappear. Splinter was depressed when son went off to college after the summer, especially the first year.
I was always there and Splinter knew it!

Heck, my dad never replaced his first dog. Dog lived 14 years. Dad wouldn't go through another loss with a pet.

But....he was almost two. That is when they die. Unless you have a lab rat that doesn't automatically come with a lung disease.

Yeah, I may be nuts. I'm sitting on the couch petting a dead rat. Even I think that is weird!


Perhaps you should get a puppy. The small dogs live 15 years or thereabouts. It makes it even harder when they pass, but at least you know they had a good life. I'd tell you to get a cat as they last longer, but they don't always want to be petted and they can be a real PIA, like mine.
Oh, and BTW, yeah, my guy seems to be a day person.
*sigh*



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Oh well. Time for bed.
But I have to walk downstairs to put Splinter in the frig
Lets see how long that takes me.

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dontwantaname wrote:Thanks Ace.
Your guy is a day person, isn't he?

I'll try one more pair of rats. Then I might give up on them for the same reason the girl who told son to get one doesn't have a rat anymore.
They are too real a pet to die so fast.

I'm going to be stupid about this because it is the first pet I lost who knew me and loved me.
heck, he would jump off son onto me when I passed! That is because son would disappear. Splinter was depressed when son went off to college after the summer, especially the first year.
I was always there and Splinter knew it!

Heck, my dad never replaced his first dog. Dog lived 14 years. Dad wouldn't go through another loss with a pet.

But....he was almost two. That is when they die. Unless you have a lab rat that doesn't automatically come with a lung disease.

Yeah, I may be nuts. I'm sitting on the couch petting a dead rat. Even I think that is weird!



Have you told son? I wasn't there when my last dog died, my folks didn't even tell me he had been attacked. It was pretty hard for me. I still want another dog, maybe someday when I have more time and a proper yard. Funny part, I never wanted the dog, I wanted his sister. . . he was a heck of a good dog always trying to make up for not being the one I wanted, damn good dog.

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dontwantaname wrote:Oh well. Time for bed.
But I have to walk downstairs to put Splinter in the frig
Lets see how long that takes me.



I'd help you if I could. Goodnight.

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acemom wrote:Perhaps you should get a puppy. The small dogs live 15 years or thereabouts. It makes it even harder when they pass, but at least you know they had a good life. I'd tell you to get a cat as they last longer, but they don't always want to be petted and they can be a real PIA, like mine.
Oh, and BTW, yeah, my guy seems to be a day person.
*sigh*



Would consider a dog. Really don't want a puppy.
//sigh
that was going to be the next pet. A dog.
Well, I'll see what happens tomorrow.
I warned hubby that there may be a dog and two rats here tomorrow when he got home.

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KtCallista wrote:Have you told son? I wasn't there when my last dog died, my folks didn't even tell me he had been attacked. It was pretty hard for me. I still want another dog, maybe someday when I have more time and a proper yard. Funny part, I never wanted the dog, I wanted his sister. . . he was a heck of a good dog always trying to make up for not being the one I wanted, damn good dog.



Yeah, called both kids while I was still crying. Think I freaked them out!
No luck so far in bringing him downstairs.

Your dog wasn't old...that would make it harder.

I've had good dog friends. Shep treated us like we owned him.
He loved hubbys youngest brother, and then us. There were still 8 people living at home when Shep was there, but we were second in his life.
He died young, but somehow I missed him, but wasn't that upset.
I did call dibs on Shep in heaven. Younger brother had never thought about it, so Shep is mine!
Hope he likes rats.

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Oh, you went to bed!
I'm talking to myself.
I'm talking to myself while I pet a dead rat.
Might be a good thing son is a psychology mojor!


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dontwantaname wrote:Oh, you went to bed!
I'm talking to myself.
I'm talking to myself while I pet a dead rat.
Might be a good thing son is a psychology mojor!



I didn't go to bed, I just wasn't at my computer. I am sorry. I thought you had left. Give yourself some time. Splinter may have been a rat, but he was still a good companion and always there for you. That kind of loss takes time. I really do hope you are able to get some rest tonight.

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Mornin', folks.

So sorry to hear about Splinter; he's been the topic of much good conversation.

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dontwantaname wrote:Splinter just died. He is still warm.



I'm so sorry to hear this D'name.

edit: I just caught up on the rest of the posts. You were definitely the bestest rat-mom Splinter could have ever asked for. But, yes, you are nuts. I hope you had a peaceful night and know that Splinter is in rat heaven.

Morning everyone.

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Hiya, k'selli

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AZGman wrote:Hiya, k'selli



Morning gman. Things picking up today or still slow? I was super productive yesterday and got almost everything on my to-do-list-for-the-day done. I think I'm going to make a shorter to-do list today.

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krapposelli wrote:Morning gman. Things picking up today or still slow? I was super productive yesterday and got almost everything on my to-do-list-for-the-day done. I think I'm going to make a shorter to-do list today.



It's 8 o'clock and all's well . . . so far!!

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AZGman wrote:It's 8 o'clock and all's well . . . so far!!



Getting the day off to a good start, is a good thing. Here's to hoping it stays that way.

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krapposelli wrote:Getting the day off to a good start, is a good thing. Here's to hoping it stays that way.



Concur!

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Morning all... stuck in the pre-class blahs..

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AZGman wrote:Concur!



indeed

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Morning everybody!