Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

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April 7, 2008

Bringing Pets to Kuwait.

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Mariette, the Rescued Dog

January 29, 2008

PAWS has named her Mariette and has some pictures of her on their website:

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She looks so much better than she did on the day I found her, dying. But it looks like she has a long way to go before she is completely healed.

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Shame On You

January 17, 2008

Shame on you, all of you who drove by a little white dog, dying a slow and agonizing death on the freezing cold pavement by my son’s school yesterday. Extra shame on you, the American and European parents of children who attend my son’s school and drove by an animal in need and did NOTHING.

Abandoned Dog

Shame on you, you, the beast who tied this dog’s makeshift collar so tight that it cut through her neck and left her with such bad edema in her head that she might not make it. You, who left her matted and infected with parasites. You, who left her with eyes so full of puss she could hardly open them. You, who left me nauseated and numb at how cruel you could be. May you suffer the same in hell.

Injured Dog

I brought her to the IVH where they shaved around her neck, disinfected the deep gash around her neck, gave her a heavy dose of antibiotics, cleaned out her eyes, and is now being boarded for a few days to see if the swelling goes down enough to stitch her up. Thank you Doctor Carlo of IVH. (Grazie mille.) Thanks to PAWS who promised to take her once she’s in the clear.

**UPDATE** Doctor Carlo has informed me that the swelling has gone down and she’s doing much better.

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Pet Food Recall

March 21, 2007

This is important if you have pets. Around 90 brands of cat and dog food are being recalled because something in them is causing renal failure and death in cats and dogs. I’m glad I caught Good Morning America on MBC4 this morning because otherwise, I wouldn’t have known about the problem. Hopefully co-ops and The Sultan Center will pull these items off of their shelves. Wishful thinking?

Starting point: 

Menu Foods Income Fund

Or jump to:

List of recalled cat food brands

List of recalled dog food brands

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Pet Food Recall

March 21, 2007

This is important if you have pets. Around 90 brands of cat and dog food are being recalled because something in them is causing renal failure and death in cats and dogs. I’m glad I caught Good Morning America on MBC4 this morning because otherwise, I wouldn’t have known about the problem. Hopefully co-ops and The Sultan Center will pull these items off of their shelves. Wishful thinking?

Starting point: 

Menu Foods Income Fund

Or jump to:

List of recalled cat food brands

List of recalled dog food brands

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The Ongoing Saga of What To Do With My Pets

June 10, 2006

A friend of mine suggested I contact PAWS and so I e-mailed them, asking about boarding pets for a month and they replied that they don't offer it now, perhaps in the future but not now. So PAWS is out.

I went to the IVH website and they charge KD6.5/day for cat boarding. That would be KD195 for a month.

I'm holding on to the live-in maid until I decide what's best for everyone. Leaving her in our home for a month, alone, doesn't sound very good to me. She has an aunt who lives close by and could check up on her. I would have my in-laws check in but I don't know. The jury is still out on this option.

I can't put them in the in-law's house because they're doing a lot of renovation this summer and I can't afford to have my birds breathe in paint fumes or have my indoor cat get outside.

I have a few friends but all of them work and have other obligations. Some are going to be out of the country this summer.

Someone suggested putting my maid in the in-law's house and having their driver bring her down to our house every day for the pets and to dust. It doesn't sound like a good idea to me.