leujin: (Great scott!)
Holy crap, this kitty at the dumb friends league looks JUST like Odin!

Odin

Not Odin

=O Want!
leujin: (Super strength)
Old, discarded, forgotten about cat food is still enough to make me cry.

This is poop.
leujin: (Great scott!)
Lists are fun, even when there's no real reason for them!

1. I still miss my cat. I wish I could bring him back, but unfortunately he was not Jesus-cat and shall not rise today.
2. THANK FUCK I CAN DRINK SWEET, DELICIOUS CAFFEINE!
3. There's a special Easter comic for transplant today, assuming the update thingy gets unclogged.
4. Actual transplant updates resume tomorrow!
5. I'm seriously tired of snow.
6. Number six called in dead today
7. I'm thoroughly ready to move to Oklahoma.
8. I hear back from the interviews on Tuesday and Friday, weather I got it or not.

The End.
leujin: (Destiny)
I had a dream that there was some sort of nuclear fallout, and it somehow brought Odin back to life. We were all freaking out about something, and then the dirt started moving, and Odin climbed out of the ground. He was still shaking, but I figured it was just a condition of recently being reanimated.

I know this could never happen because Odin is now a pile of ashes somewhere, not to mention that that much radiation probably wouldn't leave anything alive, much less have zombie-making powers, but it's still nice to be that happy even if it's only in my dreams.

It's strange how often my dreams involve apocalypse.

Wish me luck with my interviews!
leujin: (Super strength)
Fri Mar 23, 12:16 PM ET

ALBANY, N.Y. - Rat poison has been found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, a spokeswoman for the State
Department of Agriculture and Markets said Friday.
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Spokeswoman Jessica Chittenden would not identify the chemical or its source beyond saying it was a rodent poison.

ABC News reported it was aminopterin that may have been on imported wheat used in the pet food. Aminopterin is used to kill rats in some countries but is not registered for that use in the United States, according to the
Environmental Protection Agency. The chemical, also a cancer drug, is highly toxic in high doses.

Officials from the agriculture department and Cornell University's Animal Health Diagnostic Center would not immediately confirm the ABC report but scheduled a news conference Friday afternoon to release laboratory findings from tests on the pet food.

The
Food and Drug Administration has said the investigation was focusing on wheat gluten in the food. Wheat gluten itself would not cause kidney failure, but the common ingredient could have been contaminated by heavy metals or mold toxins, the FDA said.

State and
FBI officials said they knew of no criminal investigations in the case.

The pet deaths led to a recall of 60 million cans and pouches of pet food produced by Menu Foods and sold throughout North America under 95 brand names. There have been several reports of kidney failure in pets that ate the recalled brands, and the company has confirmed the deaths of 15 cats and one dog.

Menu Foods last week recalled "cuts and gravy" style dog and cat food. The recall sparked concern among pet owners across North America. It includes food sold under store brands carried by Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway and other large retailers, as well as private labels such as Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba.

Menu Foods is majority owned by Menu Foods Income Fund of Streetsville. The company also makes foods for zoo cats, but those products are unaffected by the recall.

The company's chief executive and president said Menu Foods delayed announcing the recall until it could confirm that the animals had eaten its product before dying. Two earlier complaints from consumers whose cats had died involved animals that lived outside or had access to a garage, which left open the possibility they had been poisoned by something other than contaminated food, he said.

Menu Foods planned a media teleconference for later Friday, a spokesman said.

A spokesman for New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said he was not aware of any criminal investigation involving the tainted food. FBI spokesman Paul Holstein in Albany said Friday he was not aware of any FBI involvement in the case.

"I don't know where we'll go from here," he said.

A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates was posted online by Menu Foods and is available at http://tinyurl.com/2pn6mm. The company also designated two phone numbers that pet owners could call for information: (866) 463-6738 and (866) 895-2708.

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Associated Press writer Andrew Bridges in Washington contributed to this report.

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On the Net:

FDA pet food recall information: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html
leujin: (Default)
We saw the body today. It was... It was weird. He was just lying there. And it was sad. And we cried. And I hate seeing Liz cry. It's the worst thing I have ever had to experience in my life. It's terrible having to lose a friend, especially one so close. The vet said he went very quietly in the night. Though it sucks that nobody was there with him. And it really sucks that we couldn't have been there, especially.

The only word I can possibly muster to describe this is "sucks." The vet said that it's very likely that whatever it was that he had was congenital, meaning that he was born with it, and it was just developing over time, blossoming into a full blown condition in the last month. In all likelihood there's nothing we could have done about it, no matter how soon we caught it and how much treatment we did. She said his blood cells looked irregular, so he was probably anemic. We don't really know for sure, because we decided against an autopsy.

My heart hurts. He seemed like he was happy, at least. He would still purr and meow.

This seriously fucking sucks.

=\

In less depressing news, we saw The Number 23 today. It was decent, and there was twists and turns and all that whoo haw. And it wouldn't be a Jim Carrey movie without wacky antics to lead you into it. There was also some guy sleeping in the back of the theatre. It was amusing at first, because he was snoring super loud, but after about 20 minutes it got old. We thought it was somebody who was actually there to see the movie, but it turns out it was some homeless guy who wandered in there to sleep. How he got in, I'll never figure out, but oh well.

Maybe I'll start feeling better tomorrow.
leujin: (fall down)
For those that haven't heard, Odin died last night.

And I'm super fucking sad.

I just... I don't know. I can't even formulate words about how I'm feeling. This sucks. It was so sad to just watch him gradually declining from a super fun happy meow meow all the time kitty into a shaking, falling down, not even getting up to poop kitty.

=\ He wasn't even 2 years old.

How is this fair at all?

My mom called me at work, and it was all I could do to keep from bursting into tears in my office.

Seriously. This fucking sucks.

At least he's happy now. And not all shaky. And he can eat whenever he wants instead of having to have a syringe forced into his throat.

And now it's my favorite picture of him, because this always cheers me up!



Rest in peace, little buddy.
leujin: (Default)
Well, I took Odin to a different vet today with my mom, and they basically said everything we already knew. It looks like palsy, he's still yellow so it might be his liver, he looks like he got poisoned some how, etc. etc. What concerned me was that she kept saying "critically ill" so... I don't... geh. He's very sick.

Anyway, I'm kind of pissed at my mother right now, because somehow when she heard "poisoned" she got into her head that Sara might have done it. Why? Well, because we put Caesar to sleep, of course, and she was pissed at us for that!

Several problems with that.

1) Caesar attacked not only Liz, but Sara as well.
2) It was SARA'S choice. Not ours.
3) Sara is our friend and roommate, so why the fuck would she do that?
4) Sara LIKES Odin. She's just as worried about him as we are. Shit, she's even helping us to feed him.

So, in conclusion, my mom is being a stupid bitch right now and I really don't want to fucking talk to her right now. It's bad enough that my cat is sick, but now I find out that my mom somehow irrationally hates my roommate.
leujin: (blisters)
Someone make the cat not sick, please.

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