Good DVM in RI that specializes in felines

In regard to the Cosimo saga I have to recommend a DVM in Rhode Island that caters exclusively to cats.

Dr. Katherine Lund and her staff at City Kitty are superb. I just wish office hours were a bit more convenient. I received a very nicely written card from Dr. Lund after I’d had to put Cosimo down.

So if you’re in the market for a good vet for your feline friends, and you happen to be in RI give them a call at 401-831-6369 (MEOW) or email at info@city-kitty.com or visit their web page here.

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Approval ratings for the President by state

Whoa – I live in the bluest of the blue, Rhode Island. The approval rating for President Bush is only 25% here. So one in four of us thinks he’s doing a good job – I’d like to meet that mythical one in four.

For more info, click here.

But even in RI it took some time for his ratings to start tanking. Just click your state in the 6th column to see details that stretch from the beginning of 2005 to the present.

This is what happened

Steve Osborn writes a short but interesting piece titled “What Happened To My Country”

If I may, I’d like to mention some thoughts on why this is happening. Maybe its because I pay approximately 26% of my income for housing, while my parents paid 7%. Maybe its because I have to work, work, work in order to stay afloat. Luckily I don’t have the crushing debt that many families have, but things could change in a flash.

We’re too busy living to pay attention to what is being done to us. That’s what’s really going on.

When you read what I’ve written, think about the average American. He’s tired, he’s being spoon fed information by the networks and media outlets, and increasingly he’s being shat upon by the very corporations he works for. He isn’t very likely to rise up in insurrection against a despotic government.

This about a massive transfer of wealth, and the elimination of the middle class. This administration wants two classes, the rich and the poor. And by and large, it looks like they just might get away with it.

Goodbye Cosimo

Got the news this morning that Cosimo has a laundry list of problems, most significant of which is that his liver is failing.

The vet was ready to keep him alive but I told him it was time. So this afternoon I have to perform the sad duty of saying goodbye to Cosimo. I thought he’d be the last cat to go. Instead he’s the first.

ONDCP Still Telling Fibs

This piece on The Huffington Post blog tells the real story that the Office of National Drug Control Policy would rather you didn’t hear.

I’ve known this for quite a long time. After all, the laws against marijuana have as their foundation extreme xenophobia. Yes, you read that right. The main entry point for marijuana in the first half of the 20th century was Mexico. And it was thought that if women smoked it, they’d become powerless to stop the advances of Mexican men.

We’ve all been told half truths and lies for so many years so I’m happy that someone finally calls out ONDCP in a logical manner. Lets see them refute this one.

Cosimo is a very sick boy

Over the past few days I’d noticed some odd behaviors and signs regard my youngest cat, Cosimo. I noted he seemed to be losing weight, that he was yowling at the litter box, etc. So I got him to the vet today.

It turns out poor Cosimo has several health issues going on.

First and foremost is a UTI. His bladder was humungous in the x-ray. But that’s been taken care of.

Now we’re awating the CBC results to see if there was any kidney or liver damage. If there is, I’m more than likely going to have to have them put Cosimo down.

His other problems, all of which are related to his being morbidly obese:

Pads on his feet are so dry that he has no traction on smooth surfaces.

Arthritis in the left hip and right knee.

He can’t clean himself because he’s so big (24 lbs.). So now he goes on a diet, depending on whether or not he survives.

I’m so sad about this. He is my favorite cat – the most laid back cat you’d ever want to meet.