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  1. bedbugsuptown

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    Cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh

    There is a story yeah
    That I must tell
    Of nasty brown bugs
    I’ll never bewail

    Now they must cry, cry, cry whoa-uh-oh-oh-oh-oh
    Their blues away
    (Cry cry cry their blues away)

    Part 1. I Just Want To Testify

    Hit it—my story began in July 2011. At this time it was me, my daughter
    M. and Gretchen the cat living in our apartment in nyc. That July M left home for
    a four day trip to San Juan. She carried her clothes and toiletries in a medium
    size sports bag from Modells and stayed in two different hotels. Upon her
    return I kept askin’ lil gal, when you gwon unpack that red bag. In short order,
    once the bag was unpacked, M began a-wakein’ with bites, itchy and mean.

    We slept in a bunk bed in the back room, other end of the hall. At the time, before
    her bites began, I had switched bunks with M and moved to the top; it was cooler
    up there and I suffered no bites. As M’s bites continued I searched for a local
    dermatologist on the web. This DOCTOR examined M’s bites and in a ny second
    declared scabies or bed bugs—yeah, big surprise. As she wrote a prescription for
    some useless cream I asked what she intended to charge me for me for this revel-
    ation. $175 for first visit was her reply. I reached into my wallet and pulled out
    75 bucks. Mam, or Doctor, I'm sorry but we can't afford health insurance. You take
    this cash and if you have a problem, please call 911. We walked, never heard a
    word back.

    So a day or two later, I’m on the internet again, trying to figure which exterminator
    to call. Called this Co. Bedbugz NYC (I liked the z), called late in the afternoon. The
    rep I spoke with arranged to have a dog/handler over to my place that evening.
    The dog alerted once, in the bedroom, at a big old dresser I’d purchased from a
    thrift shop 2 years hence. I paid the kid, $250 cash. The rep quoted me $300 over
    the phone and I was able to wrangled him down. Alright-first red flag.... even so, I
    accepted that the kid's dog was likely right. He never did check his dog's hit, but
    at that time I didn't know that he was supposed to. My instincts are usually depend-
    able, kinda like a bugs. But I was still very much in the dark.

    An hour of so later the rep calls back tellin’ me how I got to bag my entire apt. to
    prepare for treatment. I told him he was f*n crazy and invited him to come on over
    and see my place. I must digress. Don’t hate me cuz I’m rent controlled, I just am,
    period. And I KNEW that even if my landlord wasn’t on his annual trip to his home
    town, Greece….I knew that he’d just come into my crib with a can of raid or something
    worse. He’s not a bad guy. He was a working stiff who saved his money and bought
    the building for a song in 1979. He loves this building; it was his dream-come-true,
    warts an all. He’s an urban cowboy. My point is…..I knew that I was on my own.

    So I gave my mom’s a call. (She had me at 16, but that’s another story.) She’d been
    living in a high rise rental in Jersey for awhile and I’d noticed the building was pretty
    transient. I asked mom to ask the super who he used for bed bug cases. She scoffed at
    my suggestion of bbs in her building but did as I asked. Two days later she came into
    town with a pair of twin mattress protectors, and the name and phone no. that I'd
    requested of her. In my experience, people in the bb industry, at the start anyway, are
    quick to take or return your calls. I took out the scrap of paper with the phone no.
    moms had provided and Phil picked up the phone. He was nice and conversational
    but said he’d need confirmation. We made an appt. for him to come in with his dog.

    NO alert. Phil left with my scratch telling me how sure he was that I was A-Okay.
    I was not feelin' it so I threw God a Hail Mary (note: only for extreme circumstance)
    and prayed—God if I have bed bugs, show me a bug. 2 days later I was sitting on the
    bottom bunk with Gretchen the cat. The hour was daylight and I had at least one
    light on in the room, cuz the window’s on an air shaft and without a light source the
    bedrooms’ like a crypt with the entrance ajar. Gretchen’s eyes darted to the top sheet
    that lay crumpled on the bunk. This caught my attention and 10 seconds later, peeking
    out from a crevice in the rumpled sheet, a tiny dark head appeared. I snapped that
    bug up and stuck it in a small zip lock bag. Cuz by then I’d been right here for awhile.
    I was spending hours silently trolling bedbugger.com, yes indeed, learn something.

    I called Phil back in spite of his dumb dog. I called because in the course of our
    first conversation I learned that he was also the PCO for a very large complex of
    a high rise towers that was located directly across the avenue from my place.
    (I really miss the flavor of urban grunge, straight-up, this town’s lost it’s rhythm.)
    And I found the coincidence to be synergistic. Synergistic or not Phil wanted
    confirmation--he couldn't believe his dog made a bad call. He sent a cat named Billy
    over to my place. Billy takes a look at my zip lock bag, pulls out his cell and tells
    Phil, yeah, she gotta live one.

    The day finally comes when Phil and Lil, (Phil’s asst. --no lie) came by for treatment.
    The drawers and shelves in the bedroom were emptied into knotted construction bags
    as prescribed—it was a chemical treatment Bag’s in the tub, Gretchen’s in a holding tank
    that consisted of a Pier One file receiver made of metal mesh. I topped it off with a heavy edition
    from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Caravaggio—quit appropriate in retrospect,
    the whole tenebrism vs, chiaroscuro lighting thing, yeah, indeed, very buggy.

    Phil and Lil started(and pretty much ended) with the stripped bunk bed. Phil said it’d be a
    good idea to pull up all the staples from the 2 canvas strips that connect the many vertical
    planks of wood that hold the mattress in a bunks frame. And yeah, forgot to mention,
    before me and Lil did the tough, tedious and time consuming task of removing all the staples
    from both bunks, top and bottom, Lil, trusty LED flashlight in hand, Lil, I'll not forget her,
    found fecal stains on the bunk frame. Fecal stains in the frame on the side beside
    the wall, (crafty lil bastards) right next to where my pretty baby laid her sweet head.
    I went out to get cash from the ATM to pay Phil. Got back good n'quick and they were
    packing it in, ready to make a day of it. I don't remember Phil doing much of anything
    while me and Lil pulled staples out of the two bunks, world without end. (Sorry Jesus, just
    sayin'.) And no doubt I had something to say when I got back since I recall Lil assuring me that
    Phil had sprayed while I was out. Phil left me with a bunch of sheets for each chemical
    that he"d laid down. Another sheet had his licence; I don't really remember all what was the
    papers that he handed me. I paid him the agreed upon $500 and Phil and Lil tipped. I do
    remember, it's rather amusing--to me anyway, that it's just about a month ago that I finally
    tossed that paper work. At least I think I did.

    Part 2. Feel Free to Come back later. I'm on a roll, ain't no stoppin'me now

    My second treatment was delayed by Hurricane Irene so 'bout 3 weeks passed.
    I can't be 100% sure but I think somewhere in there's 'bout the time my kid-M left.
    She'd gone to the couch a night or 2, wouldn't listen to me when I told her try the
    top bunk and I'd return to the bottom. It was time for her to get out on her own anyway.
    She was fed-up with never having a room of her own, no privacy--and she was 21.
    Gwon, kid, good luck to ya. Your a bedbug bringer and a flatleaver I teased. She left with
    little more than the clothes on her back. I was getting schooled real good. Good enough
    to know I had to return to the bottom bunk. Fortunately for me I'm a low reactor, and,
    without insurance, I self medicated--@ the hour of sleep, I'll not leave that bit out, I'm
    just here to tell my story.

    Billy did my second treatment. I didn't have to pay for it. Phil already told me that he
    wasn't lookin' to make any more money off of me. But I wanted Billy's good will and
    handed him $50 soon after he'd arrived. And I was impressed with all that he did on that
    day. He lined up all those mattress holding slats of wood vertically along the dressers and
    sprayed both sides. Sprayed everything, dresser drawers etc. everything except the floors.
    Phil had told me it's illegal to spray the floors and this troubled me since my place is kinda'
    structurally run down--and being a rent controlled tenant does have it's minuses.
    You don't get rocked and framed, you do not want the landlord to paint and especially
    not to plaster cuz he's gonna make a mess and work with an ex-crack head.

    As per Phil's instructions, regarding my border cracks and crevices & the cracks
    in between the floor boards, he told me to mix a stronger than usual solution
    of Murphy's Oil Soap and just slosh it down all over the floors. I moved everything in that
    back room, all three dressers, the bunk beds, the wood shelf unit, I made damn sure
    every inch of that room was sloshed up real good. Yeah, floors were sloshed at least twice,
    or thrice--who can tell. The small details, that is the buggy death toll escapes me.
    After Phils treament I found a few nasty but dead bugs under the bed. And after Billy
    well let's just say the count rose a bit. How in hell am I supposed to remember every detail

    And so it went. Only parts I left out thus far was a consultation with that thermal
    remediation Co. in Pennsylvania. Consultant told me not to rush into thermal then emailed
    me a price, something a little over $2000. I was quite convinced that I was the only
    person with bugs in my 16 unit building. If your interested you'd find that information
    by looking at the history of the threads I started--not many. Only tenant I worried about
    was the old man who spent most of his time in London. Lived just beneath me and I was
    worried about him. I did hear through the grapevine that he had a collection of porno.
    I was worried cause I was getting educated but not educated enough. I figured London,
    shit. London's as buggy as nyc. And they can hibernate and wait till a tenant gets back.
    I convinced the landlord's son to run the 3rd. dog I met through that apartment. And
    curiously, he said that he was curious and paid $300 for that walk through!!!

    Things seemed to be going fairly well in the back but naturally I still had a nagging fear for
    my couch, which is well used. So what did I do? I got on the internet and found a K9 team
    with letters. I think it was the school in Kentucky not Florida. The dog's owner/handler
    lived in Jersey and worked for years with Triple A Superior--Jeff Klein. Least that's what
    he told me. My 3rd and last dog, the previous mention. it Did not alert in the bedroom.
    It jumps in front of my leather couch, damn it. The handler inspected the couch, turned it over and
    we talked about whether or not to cut open the taut fabric underneath, hiding the springs.
    He opted not to, I agreed, and he went down to his car for some spray. Came up, turned
    the couch on it's side and sprayed underneath. I spent more money on dogs than any other
    service or item I shelled out for from mid July to late October or early November.

    My last money was spent with Killer Queen's Co. -- I wanted an inspection. I was
    experiencing the twinges and pricks that many a bugger report and I wanted to be
    reassured that it was all in my head or the product of over sensitized skin. I got an all clear from
    John's assistant ( living doll :wink:). He convinced me that those nasty brown bugs (thanx
    nobugs, I love that grouping) weren't crafty at all. Told me that basically they just suck
    your blood and then, after feeding, they're not crafty. Just 2 sheets to the wind after
    a meal, and looking for the nearest hide-out. John if your reading this part, Bobby never
    put it quite like that. At least not the 2 sheets to the wind part.

    Guess that's about it. Except for that time in November when I met up with M and made
    her an offer that she refused. 200 green backs to sleep in the lower bunk for 3 nights. There is
    a cloud behind every silver lining. I've revealed 2 in this 2 long post. So, thanx for your
    patience if u read this novelette. You might be thinking, this gal ain't playin'
    with a full deck. Sometimes she sounds like Norman Bates when he turns into MOTHeR!
    And one last thing. I bought a brand new packaged Packtite from the dog handler that
    didn't rip open my nice couch. At cost. Oh yeah, one more thing, I found a really dynamite
    (no one says dynamite any more....I learned that jive from my older step brother's on
    my father's side) a really dynamic community of buggers and professionals here at
    bedbugger.com. I'm happy to be a member and, a day atta time, an ex-bugger forever.

    My story ends here
    That's no lie
    Names have been changed dear
    To protect you and I ...........

    (go to youtube and listen to Eugene Pitt and the Jive Five--gotta love it) Bye

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    Posted 7 years ago
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    Is it some kind of sin to over-post. It feels like I'm doing some heavy metal penance. I'm not forcing anyone to read my true story, but damn, if you can--your good.

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    Read part one. I'm not an expert but I'm following what's going on and its expensive...but still cheaper than ditching your stuff. Gotta go to work but am looking forward to part two.

    I will pm you the punishment for overposting....once you do it. I'm a serial offender.

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    Loved your story Bedbugsuptown! "Phil and Lil" what a combination!

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    Part 2. Feel Free to Come back later. I'm on a roll, ain't no stoppin'me now

    Hey TOAT,
    See, I did post the Part 2. Although what happened to the format, well I suspect that because I--
    never mind!

    And yes, it was expensive considering what it was. And I really did have to take it on without the
    landlord--I posted every silver lining has a cloud behind it, right. My 2 silver linings were
    1. rent control status=landlords just waiting for you to get run over by a truck, squash, lika-bed-bug
    2. being non reactive= once my daughter flatleft me here uptown, how the hell was I really supposed
    to know if the bugs were gone. Although if SHE hadn't gone off to Puerto Rico, doubt very
    much I woulda had em. The timing was too coincidental and I haven't been to the movies since
    Melissa Leo won a best supporting actress for The Fighter, 2010- I know Melissa
    since she was 9. Thanx for takin' the time!

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    AbsolutelyFreaking--thank you very much, really. I had my doubts anyone would read my Story given
    it's insane length

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    LOVED your story, or more so, the excellent way you wrote it. You've got some talent girl. And congrats on the success story!

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    Bedbugsuptown,

    You are definitely an original! Thanks for posting about your success.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    LOVED your story, or more so, the excellent way you wrote it.

    You are definitely an original! Thanks for posting about your success.

    buggyinsyracuse, I'm LOVING you ! Thanks for the praise, means alot. Looking forward to your
    Part 2 in January. Haven't been around for awhile, put read your first post on SuCcESS ! Hope it continues. It does sound like you had a lotta bugs in your place, but fortunately you have persevered
    with the help of a good landlord and PCO. To a bug free move and again, thanx for the generous
    review!

    nobugs, I dun did it, finally-- My Squirrely Story. As for being a definite original I'll take that as a definate compliment. Thank you forever and a day

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    I read Part 1 and 2 and think it is so fantastic that you took the time to post...with a lot of details! Folks need that. I know you are supposed to be able to call 311 in NYC (or some #) but I had relatives with rent control in NYC, and the stories they would tell. Still..it's a wonderful city...

    I always admire how you find silver linings and you really stayed pretty calm given the situation.

    Did your paintings come out of the Packtite ok?

    There are so many people who post these panic stricken posts and disappear...I bet it really helps people to see that you can beat it in a multifamily dwelling! Have a good weekend BB Uptown.

    TAOT

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    yo yo yo- outthere !
    Shucks, thanks. Your post hit the spot--so much enthusiasm. 311 is supposed to provide the public
    with nyc government services and information. okay, next. 911 is what your talkin about. The
    dermatologist woulda had to call 911 and claim theft of service, a misdemeanor punishable by up
    to one year incarceration. But I paid her--if anyone shoulda called 911 that would have been me--
    attempted robbery, which is a felony!

    It's all in the details. Nice to hear you had family here, back in the day. Rent Control__hmm
    The long-term trend is towards zero rent-controlled apartments, but no one knows when
    that will exactly occur.
    some research; cut and paste. What me worry, no one knows when
    exactly Jesus will come either hey hey!!! Lol, laughter is the food of the soul--pleeze don't let me
    struggle with nervous laughter thinking about this post next time I receive Communion.

    I'm rambling again--next. Yes, my painting did just fine in the PackTite, oils, some water color
    not a problem. I had an oil on linen that wouldn't fit in the PackTite that I put out in front of
    a derelict building across the street. It was a landscape; a lonely street couple blocks away.
    Checked underneath the stretcher bars for bugs before tossing it. Made a thorough job of it.
    Left it there and ran a quick errand. When I got to my stoop, took a look over my shoulder--
    it was gone. This painting had been in my front room when the infestation started up. Square
    business, I doubt very much I ever had a bug in the front room. Once they got to the the bottom
    bunk and found M. I doubt very much that they ever spread out. Very old New York, never
    leave ur hood. Home bugs. Where have all my homey's gone, long time ago. Can still see the
    fecal stains on several locations where they harbored in the frame, but I seriously doubt they
    ever left that lower bunk. Dumber than dumb--you think?

    Enjoy your posts, ur like my new friend Outthere It's pretty lonely here at home--
    Gretchen (the cat) died last month, sob. Got her as a kitten and we hung tough for fifteen years.
    When M was small I'd try to read to her at bedtime. She'd pull a series of subtle manipulations
    designed to shut me up! So instead I started singing her off to sleep as I rubbed her back. For
    many years, until she told me to skidaddle @ around age 12--puberty. I'd go up to the top bunk
    and begin a song and lickety split Gretchen would scramble up the ladder and settle on the
    pillow behind her head. Awwh, lil' Gretchy, RIP ___________later gater

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    Help, I need an ID. Do these posts of mine have bugs? Are there bugs Outthere?
    Why do my posts appear all Squirrely???

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    What is "Squirrelly"?

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    squirrely means just about anything u want it to that's like eccentric, off kilter, like that.
    I'm on this posting spree and when I hit the send post> my paragraphs are gone and
    I get this strange format....kinda squirrely; the letters jump around like little squirrels hoping
    from tree to tree.

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    Are you composing in another program and pasting it in here?

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    I did do some of my sucess story in word, trying to keep a margin that I copied onto the
    page from on of your posts. I did do a lot of cut and paste as I edited however, this most
    recent post, squirelly did some again. Lets see,

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    bedbugsuptown - 2 minutes ago  » 
    I did do some of my sucess story in word, trying to keep a margin that I copied onto the
    page from on of your posts. I did do a lot of cut and paste as I edited however, this most
    recent post, squirelly did some again. Lets see,

    I suspect copying and pasting from Word may do this.

    Using a plain text editor instead may avoid the problem.

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    there it is again, never used to happen. Maybe my laptop needs some work. this only happened
    in the past when I sent the elton john post--nobugs is the best, but I remember highlighting everythind
    to Center and something funny happened. Maybe it was just a c on every line, see if i can find that post.

    Not to worry, it's not those nasty brown bugs, I can live with squirrely posts.

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    just keeps happnin'

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    You can't format your posts in Word and paste them in here. It just won't work.

    You can paste in plain text here and then format it using the WYSIWYG editor tools. On a Mac, use TextEdit. On Windows, I hear there's some kind of notepad? That would be a text editor.

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    You can paste in plain text here and then format it using the WYSIWYG editor tool

    Dear nobugs, of the well ordered mind, polite and smart-

    Fully understand that there's more to your life than any post-it problems that I am currently experiencing, but in my case anyway, what are you thinking? WYSIWYG has been miraculously processed and revealed to me by an act of GOD. If this editing tool exists in my six year old HP Special Edition laptop, then God, being perfect deemed to keep the location under wraps.

    Sounds like a hard case to me, however, all negativity aside, if you could easily let me know how this function/tool works & where it may be found I'll be fornever in your debt

    Is it hiding top my keyboard
    Or just on this forum page
    Thank you kindly if you help me
    Since I'm sorta in a daze

    Any one else out there with a dumbed down solution to this here jumble, BYOA--the very latest in acronyms Bring Your Own Advice. Thanks to All in Advance_____________uptownclown

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    Well that came out nice 'n pretty. Thank you Jesus.

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    If you post plain, in formatted text, you can use the little buttons above the box where you type (or paste in text) on the forum. That's the WYSIWYG editor I am referring to.

    Since you've used the quote function and bolted type, I assume you're already using it.

    I am also suggesting you probably have a program for writing text on your Windows computer. It might be called Notepad. Or maybe a WIN user can help me out here?

    And I am suggesting, anyway, that if you type in a text editor (as opposed to word) and paste in here, then format using the built in tools, your writing should not look "squirrelly."

    If you are typing on another program because you are afraid you might lose your post, then you can just compose in the forums editing window, and copy and paste to your computer before you post (just in case or to back up if you want for some reason).

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    experiment to fix this damn problem cuz I'm not sure which selection is formatted text. Here goes
    Here goes, I highlighted center and all I can think to say of value is I'm not a pco but
    Read the FAQ's.

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    You centered it.

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    I'm so sorry about gretchen. Lost my little 15 year old dog..she died in my arms...I still miss her..she was a little bitchy but lways watched me for my hand signals. Sometimes is give the stay command and she would huff and sputtered..but she did stay
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    Awww, yes, its hard to lose a pet especially when they've been with you so long. Died in your
    arms.....that's good of you, I know she was feeling your love. Gretchen's decline was rapid. She
    started getting fussy about her food; I tried different brands, sometimes she'd eat, other times
    turn her nose away and walk. Other than that her behavior was normal. But then I noticed some
    changes; she became more aloof, and holed up in the back room far too often. I didn't take her to
    the vet, I knew I wasn't gonna hydrate her like some folks do their cats. Stick a needle with saline
    in her the back of her neck to maybe give her another 6 months--it ain't me babe.

    For a good month she ate very little and I had to bring her up to the tap in the bathroom sink.
    Maybe the pipes in the bathroom have copper lining, at any rate the water tastes best from
    from there and she'd drink, hesitate, and I'd encourage her to drink some more.

    Encourage a cat to do anything--hah! Cats do as they please and don't ask for much. Toward the
    very end she was holed up all the time and when I'd lift po' Grethchy she'd moan painfully.
    So I began to google my zip code followed by euthanasia. I did comparison shopping over the
    phone and made an appt. with a vet I'd heard about for years in this neighborhood. Great vet,
    very small reception area with few seats, long waits. It was kinda like my infestation. My pco
    saw what was going on and didn't put me to the task of bagging the entire apartment. He just
    treated the back room-the room that the bugs appeared to be in.

    The vet took one look at my cat, said he couldn't tell exactly what was going on but given her
    age felt that surely disease was present and yes, I agree with you, no point in hydrating her.
    Went into Gary Gilmore mode (execution by firing squad, Utah). Last words--Lets do it.

    So Dr G. shot the cat. First he gave her a sedative, left me alone with her for about five
    minutes. M was there but declined to be in the room for euthanasia--I understood. I didn't
    have a cat carrier and had put Gretchen in the red bugbringin' bag from Modells. She lay
    upon a pillow inside of the bag. When the doctor left us alone I sang her favorite song--Misty.
    --Look at me, I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree....Johnny Mathis, really, she loved that
    song, it was her favorite (I think). Doctor came back and gave her the heart stopper.

    She's gone huh, yes she's gone. Asked me if I wanted the ashes and I declined. Guess I'm not that
    sentimental, plus you have to pay an extra yard ($100).

    Just for the record I have an ulterior motive for posting this long post RE: the death of a cat.
    If you noticed, my paragraphs keep going loop-de-loop so I'm experimenting with a
    shorter margin 'cuz I cant figure which function is for "post plain in formatted text"
    You copy Nobugs?
    Here we go again--catchya down the road apiece.

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    This is just plain dumb. is it IMG, UL, OL, LI, I know it's not center center. is it code? or is it just karma?

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    Bedbugs uptown,

    You can't convert out post into "plain unformatted text".

    Let me try again: are you writing your posts in some other program and pasting them in here?
    If so, what program?

    I am referring to your last post only.

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    My other dogs all wanted to be alone...heard cats get aloof too. I took my dogs to a noncorporate vet too...she told me to donate the 100 to a rescue group if I had it.

    My little dog...she just slept in my arms for two days...I kbew something was up and took her to the vet...who told me her heart sounded funny and to let her rest. I took a week off from work..I couldn't sleep..she died the third day. I still have guilt about having to travel and coming home to her....sick and acting dazed.

    Whatever your reason for writing the success story...thank you.

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    My other dogs all wanted to be alone...heard cats get aloof too. I took my dogs to a noncorporate vet too...she told me to donate the 100 to a rescue group if I had it.

    My little dog...she just slept in my arms for two days...I kbew something was up and took her to the vet...who told me her heart sounded funny and to let her rest. I took a week off from work..I couldn't sleep..she died the third day. I still have guilt about having to travel and coming home to her....sick and acting dazed.

    Whatever your reason for writing the success story...thank you.

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    I wrote the success story for nobugs. Gretchen was a big part of it, alerting me to something in the bunk that afternoon when her she moved her head and her eyes darted toward the rumpled sheet. Glad I waited and didn't pounce like a cat!

    That's sad, your dog. Glad you made it home to be with her in the end.

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    A number of people have been alerted by their cats trying to get a BB.

    Take care. Thank you so much for the great detail!

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    Yes, cat's are good for something. Mice in particular!


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