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So wanting a pet yet having no time\money, I got two goldfish, figuring they're decoration-tier, Marco and Polo.
So Marco died after a few days and Polo was left. This was about 6 months ago.
Over time I have witnessed in Polo things that I believe to be emotions.
>When Marco died, Polo bumped into his body nonstop as if trying to revive him.
>Whenever I put my finger to his tank, he immediately follows it, trying to eat/bite/kiss it. He will also folllow my finger across the sides of the tank, back and forth.
>He learned that I notice him when he makes a noise with his pebbles, and is doing it more often.
I've grown very attached to Polo and I've begun to feel "sorry" for him as I can't really play with him or hold/pet him. All he has is his little tank to swim in circles. I also can't and shouldn't release him to a water source.
So what can I do to make his little goldfish life better?
American Hophornbeam (Ironwood) tree
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Hey /an/, I couldn't find the gardening thread, so here's my own.
I'm really interested in germinating and planting some trees from seeds i've collected. I live in Iowa. A few of the trees I'm looking to grow are: American Hophornbeam (ironwood) tree, Sweetgum, Northern Catalpa, and some varied others.
I already know about the "after ripening" stages and chilling and all that. I know the land requirements, growth types, disease issues and strength of trees. (I'm in college for Parks & Natural Resources).
Does anyone have any experience or tips for this kind of thing?
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My cat for the past month or so has been vomiting a lot, usually after meals or sometimes no real reason at all. She's 13 and has always been anxious since she was a kitten. My older brother was a piece of shit to her. He'd scare or tease her a lot. He's not in the house anymore, but anything will set her off; sudden movement, a noise, a shadow.
I've changed her dry food to hairball treatments, senior diets, organic. She won't eat any kind of wet food outside of fancy feast.
She's acting fine but yesterday I found some blood in her vomit. I am going to take her to the vet on Friday but before that I wanted to ask any other cat owners who might have had issues similar to mine. I'm not sure if she's vomiting out of anxiety, the food I'm giving her or if there is something serious going on inside her.
She's a siamese, if that helps.
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Hi /an/, I'm concerned my cat is going crazy.
To be specific, over the past 2 months or so two things have happened:
>I was drafted so I'm not home most of the time
>My cat gets extremely agitated and defensive for reasons absolutely unknown and attacks family members around him when that happens
I understand he might be upset I'm not home or something, since I'm the one who brought him home from the street when he was just a few weeks old and disregarding time in the army, I've been the only one changing his litter and feeding him. The main concern is that he randomly acts as if somebody attacked him (seriously, not in play) and then jumps on people's legs to create deep scratches. I'm not concerned when it happens to me because he listens to me (so as soon as he approaches me like that, I tell him to back off and he does), but he doesn't listen to the other family members at all and they're obviously annoyed by these attacks.
I just got home from walking the dog, and I saw my sister bend down to pet the cat. He meowed in a defensive manner like he does when he gets agitated, and my sister left him alone and went to her room to organize some stuff. He followed her there and scratched her pretty bad while she was organizing, and naturally she's pretty fucking upset. I ordered him to my room, got in with him and closed the door, at which point he meowed defensively again and then tried biting my leg, but as usual I told him to stop before he actually did anything and he backed off, and I've been petting him a lot because it's clear he wants my attention. Now he crawled behind my monitor and he's trying to sleep.
So what the fuck do I do? I can't keep an eye on things while in the military, and this weird attitude problem is only increasing in frequency.