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I just posted this elsewhere but it bears repeating in my case

With all the other adcoms having pictures of their felines, I was fighting the defacto requirement to do so. But apparently resistance is futile. Actually, I felt the strong need to share Braveheart's picture, my wild cat of 14 years, as onlate Friday afternoon a very large abdominal mass was found. While an ultrasound and cytology is not done yet, the chances that it is something other than a large malignant tumor are slim. Hence I thought I would share his countenance with the forum.
 
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I'm so sorry to hear about Braveheart, I hope he pulls through. Glad you shared his picture with us all, he has an adorable countenance.

I just posted this elsewhere but it bears repeating in my case

With all the other adcoms having pictures of their felines, I was fighting the defacto requirement to do so. But apparently resistance is futile. Actually, I felt the strong need to share Braveheart's picture, my wild cat of 14 years, as onlate Friday afternoon a very large abdominal mass was found. While an ultrasound and cytology is not done yet, the chances that it is something other than a large malignant tumor are slim. Hence I thought I would share his countenance with the forum.
 
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I just posted this elsewhere but it bears repeating in my case

With all the other adcoms having pictures of their felines, I was fighting the defacto requirement to do so. But apparently resistance is futile. Actually, I felt the strong need to share Braveheart's picture, my wild cat of 14 years, as onlate Friday afternoon a very large abdominal mass was found. While an ultrasound and cytology is not done yet, the chances that it is something other than a large malignant tumor are slim. Hence I thought I would share his countenance with the forum.
I am so sorry. I love my cats, and my 15 year old one is also starting to have issues.

:(:love:
 
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I just posted this elsewhere but it bears repeating in my case

With all the other adcoms having pictures of their felines, I was fighting the defacto requirement to do so. But apparently resistance is futile. Actually, I felt the strong need to share Braveheart's picture, my wild cat of 14 years, as onlate Friday afternoon a very large abdominal mass was found. While an ultrasound and cytology is not done yet, the chances that it is something other than a large malignant tumor are slim. Hence I thought I would share his countenance with the forum.
Very sorry to hear that your cat Braveheart might be ailing. I am sending my best wishes and kindest thoughts to Braveheart, and to you. Thank you for sharing his photo with us - Braveheart is a gorgeous cat!
 

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Very sorry to hear that your cat Braveheart might be ailing. I am sending my best wishes and kindest thoughts to Braveheart, and to you. Thank you for sharing his photo with us - Braveheart is a gorgeous cat!
BTW, I named him Braveheart because when young, he was chickensh!t
 
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I guess they did miss the memo! And I always thought gyngyn's pic was puffed smoke, until I actually clicked on it and saw that it was some type of vegetable or something! I always have to remind myself it's not smoke now lol.
 

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I've had 4 avitars over the years and the point was, at first, that I wanted to look older so that pre-meds would realize I wasn't a 20 year old pre-med myself. Now I think that James Bond's M is the purrr-fect avatar for me.
 

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Much better than the white Persian that always sat in Blofeld's lap!


I've had 4 avitars over the years and the point was, at first, that I wanted to look older so that pre-meds would realize I wasn't a 20 year old pre-med myself. Now I think that James Bond's M is the purrr-fect avatar for me.
 

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I've had 4 avitars over the years and the point was, at first, that I wanted to look older so that pre-meds would realize I wasn't a 20 year old pre-med myself. Now I think that James Bond's M is the purrr-fect avatar for me.
You'll always be the Cat's Meow to me @LizzyM
 
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So I don't get. Do all physicians and faculty members on SDN automatically have cats? Are any of you dog people? I for one can't stand cats and their retractable nails/knives.
 
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So I don't get. Do all physicians and faculty members on SDN automatically have cats? Are any of you dog people? I for one can't stand cats and their retractable nails/knives.
You can like cats and dogs, you know.

I somehow feel cats are more appropriate anyway
 

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We have a dog. He is the stupidest dog in the entire world. The cats keep him in line.

I know, it's just that everyone here seems partial to cats.o_O
 

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So I don't get. Do all physicians and faculty members on SDN automatically have cats? Are any of you dog people? I for one can't stand cats and their retractable nails/knives.
We are all so busy working late pouring throw thousands of applications that we may not be able to get home in time to walk the dog.
Oh wait, Im retired. The cat and I have the same nap schedule
 

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We are all so busy working late pouring throw thousands of applications that we may not be able to get home in time to walk the dog.
Oh wait, Im retired. The cat and I have the same nap schedule
That makes more sense. Cats like to nap alot.
 

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That makes more sense. Cats like to nap alot.
Actually I never really liked cats. I grew up with dogs, labs mostly. Just had some wild cats in my neighborhood and this one showed up on a cold rainy march day crying so I gave him a can sardines. Next thing I knew I was buying 50 pound bags of cat food. He eventually took over my Florida room (enclosed porch) which my wife calls his condo. Even had the contractor put in both a cat door and .... wait for it... a staircase for him to use. My wife claims she never liked the cat, but she keeps buying cat beds, houses, etc.

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I am, of course, a proponent of an hypoallergenic home environment, unless if you're born into one with cats, at least that is what the latest studies seem to propose
 

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I've had 4 avitars over the years and the point was, at first, that I wanted to look older so that pre-meds would realize I wasn't a 20 year old pre-med myself. Now I think that James Bond's M is the purrr-fect avatar for me.
I equated you with Coach Sue for the longest time. :D

So I don't get. Do all physicians and faculty members on SDN automatically have cats? Are any of you dog people? I for one can't stand cats and their retractable nails/knives.
I like cats but I'm very allergic. I like cuddling with my friends' cats after I pop a claritin. Love dogs though! Get to see mine in a week :)
 

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Actually I never really liked cats. I grew up with dogs, labs mostly. Just had some wild cats in my neighborhood and this one showed up on a cold rainy march day crying so I gave him a can sardines. Next thing I knew I was buying 50 pound bags of cat food. He eventually took over my Florida room (enclosed porch) which my wife calls his condo. Even had the contractor put in both a cat door and .... wait for it... a staircase for him to use. My wife claims she never liked the cat, but she keeps buying cat beds, houses, etc.
I think your cat should have the entire condo, and not merely an enclosed porch. After all, cats rule!
 

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I think your cat should have the entire condo, and not merely an enclosed porch. After all, cats rule!
dogs have masters, cats have servants
 

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I've had 4 avitars over the years and the point was, at first, that I wanted to look older so that pre-meds would realize I wasn't a 20 year old pre-med myself. Now I think that James Bond's M is the purrr-fect avatar for me.
I love Lizzy M's profile picture! No need to change. Huge fan of Damn Judi here :)