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  1. That's cold. A pet can mean the difference between loneliness and companionship, between having no family and having one, between feeling useless and feeling useful. There are absolutely people who need animals in their life, regardless of their income level. Re: your comment about resources. The same goes for livestock used for food, so should we all be vegan? And, of course, it also applies to children. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. Lovely to hear your voice. โค๏ธand prayers.
  3. Stomper 4x4's? ETA: LOL. I should have asked *when* your boys were that age. These are from the 80's. ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. I think I would probably be okay with it until either one begins puberty. For my child this was early, at around 8 years old.
  5. Mousse put in when my hair is still wet is the best thing I've found to tame frizzies. I just use Salon Selectives--$1 at Dollar Tree, smells good, and no animal testing! I brush my hair when it's dry to remove the "crunchiness." Dying my hair also smoothes the texture considerably.
  6. I was so baffled by this that I did a little googling. Rats don't have gallbladders!
  7. Rats do have bladders. Rats--especially males--will scent mark using small drops of urine. Neutering can decrease this tendency in pet rats.
  8. DawnM, I have no desire to offend you personally, but that site is truly disturbing. The main picture on the front page is a photo of a deer with an arrow stuck in his back. Close up on the wound and blood. The main photo on the mice trap page shows three dead mice with their headquarters hanging out of a trap. I don't want to know what goes on in a person's mind who thinks that is cool to post. It's like violence porn or something. ๐Ÿ˜ž It's wrong to love violence and I sure get the impression the owner of that site does. Psalm 11:5
  9. Like Katy said, the same goes for baby bunnies--and for fawns. I once read about a family who allowed one of their children to "rescue" a fawn found "abandoned" in the woods. ๐Ÿ˜ขNo, no, no. Mama deer feed their babies at dusk and dawn and deliberately stay away to avoid leading predators to their fawn. I can only imagine her despair when she returned to find her baby gone.
  10. Drowning any animal to death is torture. Torture is wrong, full stop. The AVMA calls drowning "inhumane" and not an acceptable method of euthanasia. Sticky traps are also completely inhumane and have been outlawed in some countries for that reason. The mice panic and suffer and pee and poo all over themselves until they dehydrate to death or get thrown away like trash or gnaw off their own legs to escape. If you find a mouse caught in a glue trap, you can release it by pouring cooking oil around his stuck parts and gently prying them free with something like the eraser end of a pencil. If you're unwilling to do this, the mouse should be *immediately* killed by a blow to the head. Poison causes a slow death from internal bleeding. It can take days for the mice to die. If you (general you) feel mice must be killed, please choose a method that is designed to work almost instantaneously, like a snap trap or electric trap. Ideally they shouldn't know what hit them. Sometimes the traps don't work as intended, but it's still a hundred times better than choosing a method that you *know* will result in suffering every time. I have used live traps with great success, but they must be checked at least twice a day and the mice should be released at least a mile away in an area with some brush shelter.
  11. Okay, who's going to a curriculum / homeschool books resale in northern Indiana tomorrow? I helped with set up today and put out like 5 or 6 copies of the Well Trained Mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ Curious if there will be any Hivers there...even though I'm not sure I want people to know who I am IRL. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  12. I've used Chewy quite a few times, starting way back when they were first founded. I've never had a problem with them.
  13. Those are common here in Indiana! Thank you for being kind and compassionate and relocating him! โค๏ธ For bit of trivia for anyone dislikes spiders: house centipedes eat them. I actually prefer spiders, in terms of predictability and aesthetics. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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