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  • Centurion
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    I just have a cat. He is pretty self reliant. Over the summer money was pretty tight and I could not afford to feed him but did give him water. Every day when I came home from work he was sitting outside my door with something that he had caught. Some days it was a rabbit others a bird or perhaps a lizard. On the weekends when I was home I observed him eating insects like grasshoppers and stuff. My cat is pretty amazing in that he is a better hunter then me. I think sometimes people forget that animals are animals. He is twelve years old and still has all of his teeth. Times are better now and I give him dry food, the cheepest possible but he is still waiting on me to come home everyday. O, and yes at night I let him in and in the morning out he goes, regardless of the weather. No kitty litter here, let him do his business outside, why not he is an animal and all.

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  • rescuedude
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    I have a small lab and 2 ferrets. With exp. as a vet tech, i have a crash kit for them. It mainly consist of various gauge needles, fluids, vet wrap, simple meds, food, water, iv lines, tools, suguar.

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  • unswydd
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    Originally posted by doucmpuppiespn View Post
    I don't know if any of you guys have a Big Lots near you, but I found a neat little first aid kit for pets for 10 bucks. It's made by Vitalife and had an original price tag from Pet Valu for 24.99.
    unfortunately ours went out of business 4 or 5 years ago. I don't know why, everyone I knew shopped there. Bum deal if you ask me!

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  • doucmpuppiespn
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    I don't know if any of you guys have a Big Lots near you, but I found a neat little first aid kit for pets for 10 bucks. It's made by Vitalife and had an original price tag from Pet Valu for 24.99.

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  • unswydd
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    Thank you for keeping it in your heart and mind so you could pass it along to the rest of us. Especially me! :-)

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  • Oscar Wilde
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    [Well, O.W. that solves the problem doesn't it. :)]
    ....Options.....

    [I did see the sled. Good lookin' out. again.I'd be lost without you O.W.]

    I was introduced to a number of parables or clinches while growing up....I took most to heart. I believe we are each others keeper ....good or bad....criticism or praise....keeps us alive and on course.
    O.W.

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  • unswydd
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    Originally posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
    [She's at least 15 pounds and with my pack and Jake I don't think I could carry her very far. Now, Jake. That's another story. If I have to carry his 30 pound butt I will.]

    Put the critters in carriers/ cages....place said containers on sled/wagon/trailer/ something you could pull behind you on your power or mule/ garden tractor. I think Mags posted a photo of his stuff on a sled while carrying more stuff....lots of possibilities :)
    O.W.
    Well, O.W. that solves the problem doesn't it. :) I did see the sled. Good lookin' out. again.
    I'd be lost without you O.W. LOL

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  • Oscar Wilde
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    [She's at least 15 pounds and with my pack and Jake I don't think I could carry her very far. Now, Jake. That's another story. If I have to carry his 30 pound butt I will.]

    Put the critters in carriers/ cages....place said containers on sled/wagon/trailer/ something you could pull behind you on your power or mule/ garden tractor. I think Mags posted a photo of his stuff on a sled while carrying more stuff....lots of possibilities :)
    O.W.

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  • unswydd
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    Originally posted by denvernative321 View Post
    my beloved cat has emergency food and meds sealed away with all the other gear. she is a family member and will be ready along with the rest of us lol. i even have a set of bootys.
    I love Tishrei don't get me wrong but I don't see how I could take her if I had to hike 12 miles to the BOL. I have a feeling she'd have to rough it. She may follow us I don't know. she's an indoor Ragdoll with little motivation and well, I just don't see it. She's at least 15 pounds and with my pack and Jake I don't think I could carry her very far.
    She's part of the family for me too but.......just sayin'.......
    Now, Jake. That's another story. If I have to carry his 30 pound butt I will.

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  • teach
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    I too have stored dog food and applaud all who have made provisions for their pets. Let's face it, if we are ever sitting in the dark, cold and hungry, with worthless money and looking like crap, they will love us as much as ever.

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  • denvernative321
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    my beloved cat has emergency food and meds sealed away with all the other gear. she is a family member and will be ready along with the rest of us lol. i even have a set of bootys.

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  • unswydd
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    I haven't read the book yet, I'm still on Lights Out. But I think that anything you can do for your little 4 legged family is of great importance. Mine are all I have and to lose one because of my negligence would be just horrible. My boy Jake, is a Sheltie so I don't have to worry about cold just heat as he gets overheated at times because of his undercoat. I don't worry about the cats as they will fend for themselves. At least my mouser can. I have a RagDoll cat and she is just another human in discuise. I don't know if she could really fend for herself. Maybe the mouser would teach her to hunt. lol
    I think booties are a very good idea, I will be getting some for Jake before winter sets in here in IL. Thanks for sharing.

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  • doucmpuppiespn
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    Thanks for starting this thread. My babies are family and I have been pondering what to store for them at home and for BO. I have an older yorkie and two young larger dogs and a cat. Might sound silly, but I've thought about a baby carrier or sling for my yorkie in case we have to flee our home. I recommend a harness rather than a collar for larger dogs (at least for my crazies) in case they get spooked, as it's easier to control them. I don't know how they would adapt to shoes or boots, but I'm going to get some and let them get used to wearing them. I even thought of leg warmers made for babies. Maybe I'm going a bit overboard for them, but like I said, they are family. In the heat, I've got those cooling handkerchiefs that you wet and they stay cool for hours. Does anyone know anything about pet vitamins? After reading One Second After, I realized how important it is to prepare for my pets as well.

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  • unswydd
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    Originally posted by Skyowl's Wife View Post
    My son has booties for his lab - for the winter. They go out camping and boonie hopping and the poor dog will keep going until his feet are frozen and bloody.

    Suggest dry food for the road and both canned and dry for the BOL.

    If he's old, he may start losing his teeth eventually, we had a cat that had exactly 2 teeth by the time she went to chase butterflys in the big meadow in the sky. Vet said she could eat dry food, but I didn't see how - fed her moist for the last year of her life. Don't forget to get him a "nice" rug or dog bed for the BOL. :p Yes, I have a soft spot for our animals. :rolleyes:
    Great post. Thanks Wife. I think he's getting ready to loose a tooth pretty soon. I'm glad you brought that up. I will get some canned food for him and also a very nice rug. lol I make ragrugs. did i tell you that? Maybe I'll make one special for him. I have this great loom I made a couple of years back and need to make him one now.
    thanks. :D

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  • Skyowl's Wife
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    My son has booties for his lab - for the winter. They go out camping and boonie hopping and the poor dog will keep going until his feet are frozen and bloody.

    Suggest dry food for the road and both canned and dry for the BOL.

    If he's old, he may start losing his teeth eventually, we had a cat that had exactly 2 teeth by the time she went to chase butterflys in the big meadow in the sky. Vet said she could eat dry food, but I didn't see how - fed her moist for the last year of her life. Don't forget to get him a "nice" rug or dog bed for the BOL. :p Yes, I have a soft spot for our animals. :rolleyes:

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