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post #17481 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 08:15 PM
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I hate my university... they're not helpful at all, and basically told be that I get what I deserve for doing my student teaching in the same district I graduated from. The teacher I was assigned to is one of the WORST teachers in the district, nearly caused me to quit playing violin, and the district is doing their best to get rid of her. And I told my university to NOT put me with her and they did it anyway. On top of that the WHOLE district thinks I requested to work with her and now my career is in dangerous water before it even starts. /rant

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post #17482 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 08:19 PM
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allright RANT TIME, i got a beautiful betta named mercury, it had purple and pink fins and I loved it. So I have it for, what 3 days and it dies!!!!
GAAH, whyyy

Also, please check out my new thread in unanswered, I really need help, im afraid my other betta is going to die! Please help!
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post #17483 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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I miss my Petsmart in Kentucky. 'Sniff '
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post #17484 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 09:34 PM
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I wish there was a Petsmart or Petco around where I live that doesn't require a 45 min drive! D:
And wish I could get all of the poor fish out of our Walmart.
And wish I could smack the crap out of the lady at the Tropic Shop Pet Store.

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post #17485 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 09:47 PM
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I could walk to mine. I loved it.
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post #17486 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 04:51 PM
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I swear we never get a break when it comes to our pets.

Yesterday morning our old cat was fine. Lunchtime he was a little more subdued than normal but still seemed okay. After lunch he did two vomits, and for the rest of the day is nauseous and very quiet.

He doesn't want to eat anything, not even cooked chicken and spent the afternoon hiding behind the couch which is very out of character.

I don't have my license so mum is the only one who can take the cat to the vet. Unfortunately, her job is extremely hectic and by the time she gets home at night the vet we go to (about a million miles away but they are a specialist cat only vet) is closed.

On her way home yesterday, she rings the vet up and they say to give him the anti-nausea tablets we had on hand from his previous bouts of sickness (he has hyperthyroidism and chronic pancreatitis) and if he is not better to come in tomorrow.

Well I got the tablets down only for him to vomit them up a couple hours later. Awesome.

This morning I seriously thought he was dead. He was sleeping awkwardly in a place I have never seen him rest before, and he only really responded when I picked him up.

Luckily, my mum managed to get off sick for half a day at work so we hopefully should have him at the vet in another three or so hours.

I am really scared though as he started walking on his hocks and was very weak in the hind end. When I googled this, it came up with diabetic neuropathy and diabetic ketoacidosis, both of which sound very similar to the symptoms he has and can be linked to pancreatitis. The ketoacidosis is also life threatening if not treated in time.

I am so tired of just facing one wave of crap after another with our animals. This latest incident is just the tip of the iceberg. We are not bad owners. In fact I like to think we are pretty good owners. But my God if we don't have some major catastrophe going on at least once every six months. Last year it was one dog nearly dying of pneumonia, and then another dog diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Then I think it was a couple of years before that our Oriental decided he wanted to be cut open (by a vet) and give us a cancer scare. Plus his several near death experiences when he was only a kitten.

Then the cat in this rant nearly died from untreated pancreatitis and hyperthyroidism after our original vet sent him supposedly 'stabilised' on fluids before the blood results came back and he crashed badly and we had to rush him down to the specialist vet. He was on fluids for nearly a week there before he was okay to come home and then on a ton of tablets for a while after that.

I just hope he is alright this time around and we can figure out why he will be fine for a while and then just suddenly have a massive crash. He is fifteen years old and I have spent more years of my life with this cat than I have without. Sometimes I wonder why we even own pets. Their lives are far too short and it hits you hard when you lose them.

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post #17487 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 05:01 PM
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My closest petsmart I could walk to....if I felt like a two hour walk there and two hours back...xD

there's a bus that goes from down the street to right in front of it though, so that's nifty.

Sadly the last betta I got from there(a gorgeous black copper HM) died a week later(water was fine, same batch of water all my other fish got). Not uncommon for petstore fish but still, I was hoping to breed him with one of royal blue marble super-delta girls.

My rant:
My local mail drop off place is horrible.
I went to buy box from them and not only are the prices outragouse, the lady tried to charge me for a box twice the size/cost. I'm getting my boxes from walmart now for anything not flat rate.
Anyway...I went in today to ship a small flat rate box(should have been $5.80) and she charged me $8.80, ignoring the fact it was flat rate.
I'd have paid online, but not enough money on my paypal after buying a heat pack to ship some guppies.
I wish people would just learn how to do their job, really.
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post #17488 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 06:58 PM
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I just had to rescue a GloFish from a friend of a friend who ran out and bought a nano tank and (at the same time) 3 GloFish. She presented the whole thing to my friend's 4-year-old daughter as a present. I stopped by the house the next day & 1 fish was dead already (surprise!). I noticed that the big box fish store didn't sell the woman a HEATER! I went home & rustled up a nano heater I had in storage & brought it over. By this time, fish #2 was dead. Plus, this "friend" didn't even have an extra power strip for the heater- so fish #3 is probably dead by now, but I've washed my hands (so to speak) of their fish. IDIOTS JUST DONT'T LISTEN!!! WHAT DOOFUS BUYS A TROPICAL FISH SET UP W/O A HEATER????? I am SO SICK of people who think fish are just toys!!!! I gave them water treatment, plus some plants & decor from my established tank, trying to get them to understand basic beneficial bacteria & WHY WE HAVE TO WAIT TO ADD FISH. I wrote out a proper care sheet for these two friends to look over, including links to tank cycling & proper FAQ sites. SO if one of them decides to get serious, they can do it themselves. The poor kid, too- they got her excited about fish then they die. Like some one just posted: PEOPLE!!!!!

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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post #17489 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 07:02 PM
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To continue my rant, I offered the woman (w/the 4-year-old) a complete 10 gallon set that I'm not using (they're trying to keep 3 GloFish in a 2.5 nano). Filter, heater- etc. FREE trying to explain it would be easier to care for & they could have more fish. She said "I don't have room for it". AAHHHRRRRRGGGGGG

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
30 gal: 9 Oto cats, 4 Ocellifer cats. Inverts: Cherry shrimp & 2 assasin snails.
10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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post #17490 of 24121 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 07:14 PM
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Ugh, I wish I could get rats like right now but I don't have the money so I have to wait!!! I am so frustrated!

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