I’m not alone.
…I’m never alone.
Every person needs to reboot this
They are VerY real
The people I’ve met over the web and are great friends with, hell, even one is my boyfriend, are more fucking real than most of the people I meet on a daily basis in “reality”.
relationships established online are real and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise
FUCK OFF I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT, I MEAN SERIOUSLY I HAVE MET BETTER PEOPLE ONLINE THAN I HAVE OFFLINE, FUCK THIS I JUST WANT TO PUNCH ANYONE WHO SAYS THAT
I used to have 6 cats. Now I have 4.
Feeding 6 cats a strict diet was really hard, and most often resulted in chaos and injuries, so I switched to open feeding. Predictably, they gained weight. Like, a lot of weight.
So, I decided that I should switch from the cheap walmart stuff ($10 for a 15 lb. bag) to something healthier with less filler.
I went to Petco and chose Nutro brand. It seemed like a great deal. $25 for a 15 lb. bag instead of $30-$50. I didn’t bother reading reviews, because, clearly this stuff had to be better than my cheap bag of Friskies or 9lives or whatever.
I regret that more than anything.
Less than two weeks after opening the first bag, our youngest cat Loki started getting sick.
He was slightly anemic, vomiting, diarrhea. I pushed water, decided to keep an eye on him. We’re newly married and don’t have all of the money in the world, so vet trips are reserved for emergencies.
Over the next few days though, he got worse. After he peed himself while snuggling with one of our other cats, I scheduled an appointment with the vet.
The vet said that all of his blood tests came back fine, except for the one with his kidney levels. He was in kidney failure. We had no idea what could have caused it. The emergency vet a week later suggested FIP.
He stayed at the vet on an IV for 2 days, and they sent him home with an antibiotic and some NutraCal. I assumed that meant he was okay and was going to recover. I was wrong.
He continued deteriorating over the next few days, despite my best efforts (I was pushing food and water with a syringe) until the day I came home from work and found him mostly unresponsive. We rushed him to the emergency vet, told our story, and then came to the tearful decision to have him put to sleep. He died before they could give him the injection. It was heartbreaking.
We agreed with the emergency vet, blamed FIP, and tried not to think about it.
During this time, the cats had finished the first bag of Nutro and had a tiny bag of some other stuff to tide them over until I could get to Petco to get another bag.
So that’s: Bag of Nutro, break, second bag of Nutro.
Within a week of opening the second bag of Nutro, Oreo became sick as well. He was displaying the same symptoms as Loki, but with the added addition of vomiting.
We couldn’t afford to have him hospitalized after spending $1000 on Loki. That had tapped out our savings. All we could do was carefully monitor him, keep him hydrated, and hope he would eat something.
During this time, we began trying to figure out what had caused this. They weren’t related in the slightest, so the chances of them both having FIP were incredibly slim. They were indoor cats, and I keep all toxins away from them. We had no idea what the culprit could be.
Finally, after Oreo had passed, my husband asked about the cat food. The timing just seemed too weird to be a coincidence. To placate him, I decided to look into any recalls.
What I found was absolutely horrifying.
This site alone has 1500 reviews, with an average rating of 1.5 stars. Report after report of dogs and cats of all breeds, falling sick with the same symptoms, most dying, after eating this food.
I called Nutro to submit a complaint and I was met with anger and cold insistence that it could ABSOLUTELY NOT be their food and to not believe everything I read online, because they hadn’t had ANY complaints. Not once did any person I talk to even say “I’m sorry for your loss.”
I am torn between the feeling of “I murdered my cats” and “This company murdered my cats”. If I had just read reviews, my babies might still be with me. On the other hand, this company is putting poison on the shelves and denying that they’re doing so.
Pet stores can’t take the food off of their shelves unless there is a recall. They also cannot legally warn you against it. All that can be done at this moment is to get the word out about what’s happening.
If you have been feeding Nutro to your pet, and they got sick in the slightest, please get a sample of the food, submit a complaint to Nutro and to the FDA/CDC.
If you have friends with pets, please tell them not to buy this stuff.
If you read the reviews on the site I linked to, you’ll see how horrifying this really is.
PLEASE, REBLOG THIS SO WE CAN GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THIS BRAND.
I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this.
|1:||Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?|
|2:||Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?|
|3:||Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?|
|4:||Have you ever stolen a street sign before?|
|5:||Do you like to use post-it notes?|
|6:||Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?|
|7:||Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?|
|8:||Do you have freckles?|
|9:||Do you always smile for pictures?|
|10:||What is your biggest pet peeve?|
|11:||Do you ever count your steps when you walk?|
|12:||Have you ever peed in the woods?|
|13:||What about pooped in the woods?|
|14:||Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?|
|15:||Do you chew your pens and pencils?|
|16:||How many people have you slept with this week?|
|17:||What size is your bed?|
|18:||What is your Song of the week?|
|19:||Is it okay for guys to wear pink?|
|20:||Do you still watch cartoons?|
|21:||Whats your least favorite movie?|
|22:||Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?|
|23:||If you're a girl, bra size? If you're a guy, pants size?|
|24:||What do you dip a chicken nugget in?|
|25:||What is your favorite food?|
|26:||What movies could you watch over and over and still love?|
|27:||Last person you kissed/kissed you?|
|28:||Were you ever a boy/girl scout?|
|29:||Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?|
|30:||When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?|
|31:||Can you change the oil on a car?|
|32:||Ever gotten a speeding ticket?|
|33:||Ever ran out of gas?|
|34:||Favorite kind of sandwich?|
|35:||Best thing to eat for breakfast?|
|36:||What is your usual bedtime?|
|37:||Are you lazy?|
|38:||When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?|
|39:||What is your Chinese astrological sign?|
|40:||Are you horny?|
|41:||Do you have any magazine subscriptions?|
|42:||Which are better legos or lincoln logs?|
|43:||Are you stubborn?|
|44:||Who is better...Leno or Letterman?|
|45:||Ever watch soap operas?|
|46:||Are you afraid of heights?|
|47:||Do you sing in the car?|
|48:||Do you sing in the shower?|
|49:||Do you dance in the car?|
|50:||Ever used a gun?|
|51:||Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?|
|52:||Do you think musicals are cheesy?|
|53:||Is Christmas stressful?|
|54:||Ever eat a pierogi?|
|55:||Favorite type of fruit pie?|
|56:||Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?|
|57:||Do you believe in ghosts?|
|58:||Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?|
|59:||Take a vitamin daily?|
|61:||Wear a bath robe?|
|62:||What do you wear to bed?|
|64:||Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?|
|65:||Nike or Adidas?|
|66:||Cheetos Or Fritos?|
|67:||Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?|
|68:||Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?|
|69:||Ever take dance lessons?|
|70:||Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?|
|71:||Can you curl your tongue?|
|72:||Ever won a spelling bee?|
|73:||Have you ever cried because you were so happy?|
|74:||Own any record albums?|
|75:||Own a record player?|
|76:||Regularly burn incense?|
|77:||Ever been in love?|
|78:||Who would you like to see in concert?|
|79:||What was the last concert you saw?|
|80:||Hot tea or cold tea?|
|81:||Tea or coffee?|
|82:||Sugar or snickerdoodles?|
|83:||Can you swim well?|
|84:||Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?|
|85:||Are you patient?|
|86:||DJ or band, at a wedding?|
|87:||Ever won a contest?|
|88:||Ever have plastic surgery?|
|89:||Which are better black or green olives?|
|90:||Can you knit or crochet?|
|91:||Best room for a fireplace?|
|92:||Do you want to get married?|
|93:||If married, how long have you been married?|
|94:||Who was your HS crush?|
|95:||Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?|
|96:||Do you have kids?|
|97:||Do you want kids?|
|98:||Whats your favorite color?|
|99:||Do you miss anyone right now?|
HEY TUMBLR, LET’S PLAY A GAME
To play this game, go to MapCrunch, select “hide location”, make sure you have all countries unselected, and click go. What this will do is drop you in a random part of the world. It’s as if you woke up on the side of a road in an unfamiliar country. The goal of the game is to find your way to an airport so you can return home.
Bonus Hard Mode: No using outside sources, and that includes using google maps to figure out your location from signs or landmarks
…I had plans today but now.
THE AIRPORT GAME IS BACK.
FUCK THIS GAME
LAST TIME I PLAYED IT DUMPED ME IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORWAY
I PLAYED FOR LIKE 8 HOURS BEFORE BREAKING DOWN CRYING
OMG NO STOP THIS GAME IS MY LIFE!!!
WHY IS THIS BACK
I HAVEN’T USED THIS GIF SINCE FEBRUARY
That awkward fucking moment when you spawn next to the airport