So my roommate confessed to me the one thing about living with me that annoys him most of all is when I watch his instant netflix. (um, really? that's the most annoying thing about living with me?? I'm pretty sure my former roommates would have other answers)
He said he doesn't get mad at me, and he knows it's totally stupid but when things pop up in his recently watched that he didn't watch, it drives him crazy.
So crazy, apparently, that he wants to buy me one of those boxes that would allow me to hook up my own netflix to the same tv.
Mind you, I watch netflix without him MAYBE once or twice a month.
I told him it's not a big deal. I'm taking him to the roommate store tonight. Pretty sure I'm eligible for an upgrade anyway.
I, on the other hand, take it as a personal insult when he wears headphones to watch his movies. I know he does it to be considerate, but I alway feel like it's totally rude.
What weird things annoy you that you know are crazy, but annoy you just the same?
In all seriousness, think about giving him some Glucosamine and ask your vet about foods/supplements that supports joint health. If he's old/sick enough, the vet may go to steroids. Ours did - sometimes, in retrospect, I question the decision - but I didn't let him suffer, either.
Advil would be a fairly permanent solution. fix the legs by taking out the kidneys.
NO advil. NO tylenol. NO motrin, aleve, or any other human nsaids. You could use buffered aspirin, but it doesn't help enough to be worth it. Go to your vet and get deramaxx, rimadyl, or metacam. If it's too pricy (and it is pricy) get a written script for a generic like carprofen (rimadyl) or meloxicam (metacam) and get them from drs foster and smith online. if that's not enough, ask about adding tramadol or gabapentin to take the edge off.
My old man is stiff AND has degenerative nerve disease, so his hind legs hurt and get weak, giving out from time to time. He's on glucosamine, rimadyl, and gabapentin for the soreness and vitamin e, b, and omega fatty acids 3,6, & 9 to help slow the degeneration.
He takes more pills than my invalid mother.
Ets: harvey has had both knees fixed. He gets glucosamine daily and rimadyl only when he overdoes it. If I know he's going hiking port to the beach, I give it to him before we go and again 12 hours later. It works really well that way.
This message has been edited by Maestra on Nov 21, 2011 2:01 PM
We were planning to give him rimadyl when they found the really bad stuff. It was just a matter of keeping him comfortable after that and the steroids weren't compatible. It was amazing how much those things perked him up, though. He got hugged A LOT.
We have a saying in the veterinary world- "nothing should die without the benefit of steroids". Meaning, for all of the potential side effects, if you know the end is near, go for the steroids, because they will make the patient feel better. Period.
I hope you don't mean that, Fresh Whipped Cream. It's really bad for their livers..and yours, too, if you take too much of it or take it when drinking.
All you have to do is call them and ask. If he's old and you really want to help him..get him a prescription. If he's suffering and you don't want to help him - give him to someone that will or plan his euthanasia sooner than later.
appy, why would I lie about this? Dogs can take lots of human meds- 90% of the meds we use are used in people too, but not nsaids. They actually can take tylenol, but there is no room for error in the dosing and the results can be fatal- most vets won't ever prescribe tylenol for dogs because of the chance of overdose.
They process drugs way differently than we do. A 125lb adult takes a 25 mg benadryl- maybe 50 mg if they're really uncomfortable. A 125 lb dog would take 125-250mg.
we probably get two phone calls a day from human pharmacies asking if we're sure about the doses we prescribe because they're either way way higher or way way lower than human doses. Some of the drugs used in people for one thing are used in dogs for a completely different reason. Many of the drugs that are yanked off the market for being dangerous to people are just fine to use in dogs. this usually means that the cheap people pills are gone and we now have to spring for the flavored chewable veterinary version which costs three times as much.
Eh, whatever. Take my advice or don't. (but for your dog's sake, do!)
Try calling and asking for the rimadyl without a visit. If you're up to date on everything and they know he's on glucosamine for stiffness anyway, why wouldn't they give you a script without a visit? Be sure to mention that it's not a new injury, it's just the same old stiffness. We'd give you a week's worth, tell you to give them as needed and call us if he doesn't seem better.
I shared my netflix with my BB but I don't mind if he uses it. We often share the same tastes so if either of us sees something half way decent we tell the other. It's almost a race to see if the other has seen it yet or not.
I HATE when my boss decides to 'tidy' my desk. HANDS OFF! She has a 6ft long table to spread her work on. I meanwhile have about 1 1/2 ft to 'pile' my work.
"Ta Friggin da"
This message has been edited by BiderSpite on Nov 21, 2011 2:31 PM
When persons go to everybody else except the source to get the scoop. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! That also annoys me.
My grandfather would often try to lecture me about my ole girl Lucy. I didn't like leaving her out on the porch at night. I would let her in to stay with me. Otherwise I never would see her or spend time with her. He would say "Dogs are good but they are still dogs." It would make me nuts because that dog was my best friend and saved me from a crook. The crook didn't know that she was saying "welcome, come on in!" but we're not telling him that.
So I do what I can for my pets. I figure I made the decision to commit to this animals life so I am going to do my best to do right by it. But then again I'm not a breeder in which case that would be priority.
My current poops tend to compete for my attention. I can tell it has gotten colder. When we went to bed last night, Dagmar was spooning in the crook of my knees and Marlon Brando was laying next to my side. I woke up this morning completely paralyzed and barely able to breath. They had trapped me in! Dagmar was ON my legs and Marlon had half his body on my chest with his wet nose tucked up against my neck. I had to push out the words "Time... to .... get.... up.... please...." which was met with a stampede of dog feet pummeling me as they raced to be the first one up. Good times.
My current 9 yr old dog is on Deramaxx. I dreaded putting her on drugs, but didn't start the glucosamine until her hip displaysia was pretty severe. My last dog was on rimadyl. Both great drugs, both really expensive. Also, you have to have your dogs blood tested every year to make sure the drugs are not harming them, or no drugs. The Deramaxx is $150 for a 30 count bottle -- yeah, expensive. But she is my responsibility, I have no choice but to keep her comfortable. Just seeing her struggling to get up is not an option.
Like what was said above to Appy, find someone willing to pay the price to take care of the dog -- you do not deserve the pleasure of having a pet.
My new roommate chants really loudly. Im trying to study. annoying. She also slams doors and cabinets and walks heavy footed on the hardwoods. Im placing velvet strips inside all the cabinets on my next day off. I like her so Ill refrain from placing velvet strips on her shoes as well.
I have no idea. He fully admits it's stupid, and the funny thing is that we watch the same stuff. -well, I don't watch he-man- but I definitely watch the same documentaries, mad men, stand up comedy.... Um, that's pretty much it, though I'll occasionally watch a movie here or there, but in the past two months I watched the blues brothers (which he ended up coming home during and watched it with me) and dazed and confused.
I think he's just a crazy person
Now, after doing all of his dishes, I just started a fire on our stove top because he apparently spilled the grease from his hash browns in the burner pan last night and you don't hear me bitching.
So it's not even possible that vets are ripping us off for meeds/unneeded tests? I should just give my dog away because I don't deserve him.... Ok. I will get right on that.
Funny though, everyone is outraged because I question the price of meds vs giving OTC people meds and you all are in an uproar about what a monster I am. When I point out people on this board ignoring American ped assc for their kids advice I'm a monster again!
What's the lesson here?
Anyone not following the apa advice should give their kid away ASAP!
You said you didn't BELIEVE you couldn't give dogs people meds - something easily remedied by a phone call to you vet, which costs nothing. Then you bitched about how much anti-inflammatories cost, THEN you bitched about getting ripped off by your vet. Here's a thought - find a new vet. Don't punish your dog because you're too lazy to make a change.
I don't have kids and if you hurt my dog, I'll cut you - and I still think comparing kids to dogs is asinine. But way to start a "discussion!"
I get it. I've felt ripped off plenty of times. But see above re: dosages. It's not too hard to believe that. Hell, there are people out there that act like feeding an animal Purina chow is akin to abuse - I'm not THAT crazy.
And comparing dogs to kids is still asinine. I'd understand her more if she said what you said instead of that nonsense.
Anyone that says dogs aren't as important as people has either never owned a dog or has something missing in their soul.
If someone intentionally caused the death of my dog, I would do everything in my power to end that person. Even more so because I would know full well that the police, who are almost useless in cases of humans, are especially useless when it comes to punishing those that harm pets. If you think killing my dog is an equal crime to destroying my car, you are wrong. Unfortunately that is just about how the law sees it.
If my dog was drowning in the same lake at the same time as someone else's kids, I would not even consider it before saving my dog first. Of course I would go back to save the children, if it wasn't too dangerous or the water wasn't too cold, but my dog would definitely be my first priority.
I'd just get superhuman strength and save the dogs and kids at the same time. 3 of each. Done and done.
And I do know dog love - dogs will be as close as I ever get to parenthood. Don't tell me I'm missing a thing. But saying you'd grab your dog before you grabbed a child is chilling and says more abour what a grade A asshole you are than anything. That's your schtick, tough guy. How manly!
If I'm an asshole for saying I would save a member of my family before I would save a total stranger, then I'm okay with that.
But I'm sure you are a paragon of honor, humility, and bravery that would always make the hard sacrifices for the benefit of others. And you're also a blackbelt in karate, a medal of honor recipient, and have a super model wife.
Oh wait, you're just another anonymous fuckwit on a message board.
I'll forgive you because you seem a bit stupid, but nowhere did I say I would let anyone drown. I even explicitly stated that I would also save the children, but that my dog, which is a part of my family, would be first on the list for saving. Maybe you should brush up on your reading comprehension before the next time you decide to show your ass on the internet, hmm?
Besides, you really shouldn't be judging anyone after your admission about crying more for your dog than both of your parents. You're kind of a monster for that. At least I was talking about hypothetical people that I didn't know. You are talking about the actual people that brought you into the world. So take a long look at your fucked up self before you start talking garbage about anyone else.
Listen guys. I don't understand why you're flaming? Hep is not a monster. All he is saying is that he loves his dog. It's not like he will disregard human life. If someone's in danger, he will do the right thing and save them.
In trust, Hep's dog is not another nameless creature. Hep cares for this animal.
Ah, now you're pulling a Squid. I never said I didn't care or cry about my parents, nimrod. I like your "nobody loves you" repeats, too. It's like getting called "trailer park" in this particular town from a particular group of people. You always know it's coming!
Happy Thanksgiving, Hep. This has really been some quality entertainment and I'm thankful you're still an asshole. You wouldn't be half as entertaining if you weren't.
I don't like people, either. But not enough to watch one drown, or punch one off me while I grabbed my dog.
Since I don't have any friends and did a quiet jig when my parents died, I'm thankful to have this thread of shame. You really get me, Hep. I just hope my vagina is back in working order by this weekend. It's got plans.
Who else would step up and save Hep's dog except Hep? If his dog was drowing and a kid was drowning, everyone else would save the kid. Hep's dog depends on him, not just to feed him everyday but to keep him safe and rescue him, if need be. Do you think anyone else would care? I see his point. I wouldn't hesitate to rescue my dog first and I'm Canadian! The nicest people in the world!