I Swear

@nanette64 (11257)
Fairfield, Texas
May 12, 2016 11:02am CST
Ya know, some days just ain't worth gettin' outta bed. As everyone knows, I am the Cat Lady. For 2 weeks now, I have been dealing with a flea infestation; I have no idea why since this has NEVER happened before. Soooo, I've been bathing, dusting with DE (diatematious earth), using Seargant's flea drops, Advantix II flea drops on the cats, spraying the floors and furniture with flea spray and vacuuming. And to no avail. Not only that, but 2 of the cats, who are not even in contact with each other have scabs on their bodies. I have tried everything. I took my giant Maine Coon to the vet because of the scabs and she tells me that he is going through hormonal changes. Say What?????? Are you kidding me? Then the new Siamese babies have not only fleas but ear mites. I've been treating their ears for over a week now and the med isn't working. Then on the way back from the vet, the front of the car seemed to be out of kilter. I checked the tires and they're fine. Soooo, I called the local shop to get a front-end alignment and that's only going to be $89.95. My lawn-mower repair guy still has my mower since JUNE of 2015 and I've heard so many excuses from him that I'm ready to strap on a 6-shooter and go find him. So I'm having to pay an individual to come mow the lawns. I swear; and I mean using some serious expletives!!!!!
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@Daljinder (19240)
• India
12 May 16
Wow! You sure are busy. Those expletives are well deserved to be said right now.
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@andriaperry (22126)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 May 16
Try baking soda in the carpets, or salt for the fleas, once this was all that would remove them from a rental of mine.
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
12 May 16
I have been trying the salt to dehydrate the little buggers @andriaperry . I'm going nuts.
@flapiz (4162)
• Australia
13 May 16
This is a perfect definition of a bad day. I hope everything gets better soon for you. You can definitely swear all you like it lightens the load a bit.
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
And things got much worse on Friday night @flapiz .
@flapiz (4162)
• Australia
14 May 16
@nanette64 I'm sorry to hear that. What happened mate?
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
@flapiz My outside feral that has been missing since last Sunday made his way home only to die this morning at 8:25. It took him from 7pm last night when he came back until then to die.
@amadeo (39300)
• United States
12 May 16
I try to make a habit in vacuuming more often.Not sure what the answer there.
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
You'd be surprised at the number of vacuum cleaners I go through @amadeo . I'm about ready to pull all my hair out.
@amadeo (39300)
• United States
14 May 16
@nanette64 maybe you have to find a way.Or have some one in to steam clean?
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
@amadeo It's either that or have the place bombed.
• United States
13 May 16
bless yer heart, when't rains 't tends to pour :(
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
And it only got worse Friday night @crazyhorseladycx .
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• United States
15 May 16
@nanette64 oh dear, not what i was wishin' to hear, hon. i fear i'd a bit'f a hiccup yesterday'n was unable to get'n the puter all day. reckon i'll need to get caught'p with notifications'n see what all occurred.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
13 May 16
Have you tried Comfortis? It is a pill you give them. It worked well for me on my cats and dogs. I saw an end to the scratching in just a few days. It is kind of expensive, but I bet you've spent a lot on those treatments that didn't work.
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
Would the pills be small enough for the 8-week old kittens too @norcal ? Oh yeah, I've already spent a fortune on the other stuff.
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@norcal (3283)
• Nevada City, California
14 May 16
@nanette64 They are chewable and flavored, so I think they could eat them, whether they are safe to give a kitten that young, I don't know. They are prescription, but I get them at a clinic at my local pet store.
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@albto_568 (1269)
• Costa Rica
13 May 16
I read bellow that you have 16 cats. You surely love cats, I am more a dog person, but I understand you. Well, if you have tried everything on human hands to stop the flea infestation in your house, maybe you should look outdoors, I asume that your cats live indoors, if they go out by themselves, may be part of the problem, the raccoons you mentioned, may be the problem as well. Try to find out if any of your neighbours have the same problem, and fumigate the garden and yard as well, Maybe it's part of the problem. And, swear all you want, I'd do it for less than you are going through.
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
You could definitely be right about maybe me bringing the fleas in from the outdoors @albto_568 . Fumigating the yard is a dang good idea. Thank you.
@albto_568 (1269)
• Costa Rica
14 May 16
@nanette64 I am glad I could help you, Hope you can get rid of this problem for good.
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@just4him (75828)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 May 16
I would too. I know you've probably done this, but did you go to the local pet store and ask them about what to do about the flea infestation? I hope you find the answer soon and can get rid of the problem for good. Do you allow your cats outside?
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
My 16 are strictly indoor cats @just4him . I must be bringing them in on my clothes or shoes. That's never happened before but there's always a first time. I've been told to 'bomb' the house, but what do I do with the 16 cats in the meantime.
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@just4him (75828)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 May 16
@nanette64 You'll need to take them somewhere for a minimum of four hours.
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@jaboUK (48867)
• United Kingdom
13 May 16
What a catalogue of disasters Nanette.I wouldn't blame you at all for saying "Why me?"
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
And it only got worse on Friday night @jaboUK .
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@jaboUK (48867)
• United Kingdom
14 May 16
@nanette64 What happened on Friday night?
@CoralLevang (30256)
• United States
13 May 16
I just use the expletive as a standard course nowadays! People think I'm tougher, so they don't mess with me too much and they never would keep my lawn mower that long! Maybe it's just that now that I'm over 60 and have this illness, I don't put up with too much bull crap. I figure I'm going to hell anyway, so I'm going to go big or stay home!
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
I'm with ya there @CoralLevang . When I say the "f" word, people don't know what to say, think or do.
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@Hate2Iron (7122)
• Canada
12 May 16
Goodness... you are having a weird time of it aren't you. Sounds as if your stars are wayyyyy out of alignment. ;)
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
I know, right? Jeez! I need a break @Hate2Iron .
@MALUSE (26897)
• Denmark
12 May 16
At least you experience all these plagues together. That may mean that soon there will be a plague free period!
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@hostessman (6065)
• Tucson, Arizona
12 May 16
@nanette64 boy it sounds like your having a wonderful day, I sure hope it keeps going and gets a little better..get a dog as a pet, that is my choice
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 May 16
I did have 3 dogs @hostessman . 2 of them passed away a month apart.
@JolietJake (34196)
• Olney, Illinois
12 May 16
I haven't seen any fleas yet, but since I let Scar out, he's bound to pick up a few eventually...I should start treating him ahead of time
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@Marcyaz (36191)
• United States
12 May 16
To bad you can't seem to get rid of those darn fleas and hormonal changes really how strange. Then your car is acting up really bad.
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
12 May 16
it's like, I wish God or Satan would go pick on someone else for awhile; like maybe real crooks or something @Marcyaz .
@BelleStarr (28824)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 May 16
Well holy moly I can well imagine that you are frustrated!! I would send someone over to pick up your mower and be done with him!!
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@Corbin5 (65018)
• United States
12 May 16
I would let those expletives fly too with all the events happening in your life! Sometimes we just cannot win!
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