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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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Our poor Penny had a UTI as well as infected gums and a unidentified spot near her stomach on an xray.


$1,000 dollars later, an ultrasound proved the spot was just a calcium buildup that doesn't need to be worried about, 3 weeks of stuffing antibiotic pills down her through cured her UTI, and surgery on her gums and a dental cleaning brought her mouth back to normal too.  The madness is over.  And the poor thing probably things we're the cause of all her pain.  She finally slept on Marcy's pillow again last night though

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Typical pet owner rant: "Veterinarians are too expensive". meh :P

 

Jay, you cat really got everything at once, so I can see it rising to a thousand dollars. I hope she is ok now :). Was the surgery complicated? Surgeries tend to be very expensive depending on the difficulty.

 

It's worse in Spain, where human public medical assistance is (almost?) free... people do not know how much clinical tests and the likes cost, they take them for granted...

 

 

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16 hours ago, Luke Skywalker said:

Typical pet owner rant: "Veterinarians are too expensive". meh :P

 

Jay, you cat really got everything at once, so I can see it rising to a thousand dollars. I hope she is ok now :). Was the surgery complicated? Surgeries tend to be very expensive depending on the difficulty.

 

It's worse in Spain, where human public medical assistance is (almost?) free... people do not know how much clinical tests and the likes cost, they take them for granted...

 

 

 

Huh?  Did I rant about the price at all?


She's doing great now.  The "surgery" wasn't REALLY a proper surgery, it was draining the infection from her gums and cleaning all the plaque from all her teeth, and getting the antibiotic injection to make sure the infection is gone.  Her breath smells better now!  And she was back to eating dry food pretty much right away.  I think she resented us for a while for all the "trauma" we both her though (forcing her to eat pills twice a day, multiple trips in the carrier to "scary" places), but starting the other night she's been sleeping on the bed with us again so I think she's mostly back to normal.

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20 hours ago, Jay said:

Nope.  I suppose we should have gotten it!

 

If a pet's ailments, illness or injuries become a financial burden, then it's time to take it for a trip down some faraway highway and drop it off at the side of the road.

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2 hours ago, Quintus said:

If a pet's ailments, illness or injuries become a financial burden, then it's time to take it for a trip down some faraway highway and drop it off at the side of the road.

 

Just like with kids!

 

Wait, no. With kids, you can make them work at the mines so they bring some money home.

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Does she secretly hate you for that?

6 minutes ago, Holko said:

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Rosie is a hyperactive bouncy flurry of claws and teeth most of the time, but boy does she know how to chill!

 

Awesome pic, Holko!

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29 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

What breed is Penny? Some have different kinda hairs that don't cause much allergy.

 

Short haired domestic

 

25 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

My wife is allergic to cats.

 

Usually people aren't allergic to all cats, but rather just the dander of specific breeds.  A long-haired might make my allergies come back for example, but short-hairs I'm OK with.  Usually when you live with a cat, you get immune to them, too.  That's what happened to me; I was SO allergic to cats when I was younger, if I just spent time in someone's apartment who had a cat, I would have to go outside after a few hours just so I could breath.  Now Penny's hair and dander is everywhere in my house, and I'm completely fine

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Three of my chickens. Ontop: Two sisters, named in Hebrew after their colors: Grey and Brown. Below: Cheeki (pun not intended). Grey is incredibly aggressive (even towards me) and rules the henhouse with an iron beak. She also terrorizes the cats in the neighborhood

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