Jan. 6th, 2009

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One of the most irritating things about WoW is the gold spammers. It used to be level 1 or 2 players, but those were too easy to block, so now the spammers are using real accounts. I don't know if it's stolen accounts or if it's "real" players getting paid to spam others, In either case, I've now begun to mail their guild leaders as well as reporting the spammers. And I'm taking screen shots and putting them on Picasa, in case any guild leader doesn't believe me.

Today's one is Jeriko at Blade's Edge, documented at http://picasaweb.google.com/jdybedahl/Goldspammers#

Anyone playing on Blade's Edge who gets a whisper from this guy, don't hesitate to report...
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Back in June 1994 I finally dumped the cheating and somewhat abusive guy I'd been dating. He'd been allergic to cats, and the first thing I did was to get a cat. Her name was Pixel. She was only five weeks old; her mother was a purebred Persian, but the father wasn't, so the owners had unceremoniously dumped the kittens. I got her from a breeder who also took in unwanted cats. She was so small she fit into the palm of my hand.

That was fourteen and a half years ago. She grew into a stubborn and plump cat, ruling the other two cats with an iron paw and me with a velvet one.

At the end of last year we noticed that she'd lost quite a lot of weight. From being a very plump cat she went to being so thin that we felt her ribs. I took her in for a check-up and from the blood tests they found that she was having kidney problems - they were basically shutting down. For good.

I got some diet food, and that helped a little. She got back some of her weight. But over the past two weeks or so she's been losing it again, and now her fur is starting to look dull and rough. She's still very affectionate towards me and Calle, wanting to be petted, but she gets tired very quickly and goes to lie down in some warm place.

I can't delay it any longer. I would want to keep her with me for the rest of my life, but I can't let her suffer for my selfish desire for her companionship. Today we're taking her on the last trip to the vet.

Thanks

Jan. 6th, 2009 09:07 pm
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I spent about half an hour writing about the time at the vet's today, but Livejournal decided to eat it and I can't bear to type it all up again. Let me just say that the people at the clinic were very nice and did their best to make it a gentle and peaceful time for all of us. They had lit a couple of candles in the room before showing us in, and when everything was over there was a door to the outside so we didn't have to pass through the waiting room with all the living pets.

She was given a sedative and went to sleep. Then they gave her enough narcotics that she would stop breathing. We stayed with her; I sat with my hands around her as she lay on a small soft rug on the table.

We chose to not bring her ashes back. It doesn't matter where those particular atoms end up. The person was gone from the body before she'd stopped breathing.

Thanks everyone who responded so kindly. I'm too tired and sad to write a personal response to everyone, but you may be sure it means a lot to me.

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