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Lamont Sanford
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Joined: Mar 31 2006 - 8:32pm
It was a good death

Not my week for pets. I had to put down my huge 15 year old Tinfoil Barb and my 16 year old feral cat. Average age for a feral cat is 3 years. Average age for a Tinfoil Barb is 8 years. WTF? The cat probably could have lived another year with kidney failure, loss of teeth, and a host of other issues. The fish was fine except it went crazy and would only swim in one direction with his nose against the glass. Created a huge sore on his nose.

BTW, a fish biologist recommends using about a cup of bleach in a bucket of aquarium water for putting down a big fish. Instantaneous death. The cat? She went to the vet. Died with her boots on. There is no telling how many birds she has killed in her life time and I've never seen a cat like this one that would climb a tree taller than the telephone pole to raid a nest. She was a real menace to the National Autobahn Society. There can be only one. I almost forgot. The cat was shot once about 12 years ago. She needed surgery. The BB went through her gut, missed everything vital, nicked her kidney. I still have the BB and the memory of taking that kid's airgun and breaking against a tree, and giving the kid my address and phone number in case his dad wanted any shit. The kid grew up only to go to the state penitentiary for some stupid shit. Don't fuck with my cat, man.

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RIP

Elizabeth Edwards just died too.

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It's really hard to lose pets, amazing what friends they can become.

Lamont Sanford
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Poor Elizabeth. She was the

Poor Elizabeth. She was the dutiful wife.

Lamont Sanford
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Yep, pets are hard on us when

Yep, pets are hard on us when the time comes for us to make a decision for them. In the end we have to pay for all the good times. For every action there is an equal and opposite action.

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whoa

Dude, I am quite impressed with your aged tinfoil barb! That is outstanding. My oldest fish currently are some rummy nose tetras that are pushing 5 years since I bought them. They are long as my thumb and have red from their nose to half way down their back. I hope that they are long lived, but I am not even thinking that I could get them to 15 years. That is some serious fish keeping brother! Congratulations and sorry for your losses.

Trey

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