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Old 11-16-2012, 12:27 AM   #11
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I've read about dehydrating cut flowers in cat litter. Of course, you have to completely envelope the flowers in cat litter, so perhaps it's just a matter of getting enough litter into your apartment.

Perhaps you could contact a construction company and have them bring you a whole dump truck load of cat litter which you could then shovel into the appropriate rooms.

If you do try this, we'd love to see pictures--and of course, do write up an ongoing report about it, too. You know, give us the play-by-play of how it's working and all!

P.S. Better leave the kitchen unlittered, though, otherwise you won't have enough moisture around to wash dishes! (But, hey, drying them will be a snap!)
Then Grumpy Grandma will be the crazy cat lady with 100 cats. Better get busy crocheting them all sweaters. lol
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:47 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
Then Grumpy Grandma will be the crazy cat lady with 100 cats. Better get busy crocheting them all sweaters. lol
I knew I was twisted. Now I think I have some very good company!
If I could afford it, I would get a Maine coon cat, but just one. I'd want the biggest I could find. For that I might need a dump truck to deliver.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:12 AM   #13
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GG you could look at a Maine Coon rescue. We are on a list for a Ragdoll Cat rescue. I want a declawed female and they said they get them sometimes.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:20 AM   #14
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I've thought about it, Jan, but when you live in an apt. you have to come up with a large nonrefundable pet fee, as I recall it's $500 here.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:06 AM   #15
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Whoa. Are all apartment fees that high? My daughter has a cat and I know she didn't have to pay that much here in SoCal.

That is hilarious! They should have put the sticker somewhere else.
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That was the least objectionable of the pics included in an email I got. I thought someone else might like it too. Price stickers can change a lot of things.

I don't know if all apts. have fees that high, but around here they will soak you any way they can. I need to look at my lease more closely, if they called it a deposit anywhere in the lease they have to refund; if they didn't and it's always referred to as a fee then they get to keep it all. If I had realized I would still be here 4 yrs. later I might have thought the fee wasn't so bad. My downstairs neighbor has a ferret and cat so I guess they charged her $1000 as it's per pet.
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Wow! I've had animals all my life and know things can be damaged, but other than messed up carpet its usually your own stuff that takes the brunt of it. Maybe carpet replacement or cleaning is high in your area. Would you also have an extra monthly fee?
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Some places charge more per month, some don't. Since I don't keep critters, I really don't know what they do here. I think they just found a way to exploit a loophole in the Landlord Tenant Act. My neighbor who went back to California the end of June had to pay $40 for carpet cleaning, half of what the mgr. said it costs them; she'd been here two years and lots of places don't (maybe legally can't) charge for carpet cleaning or repainting after three years. The carpets here need to be replaced anyhow.
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Interesting. I'll have to ask my daughter what the deposit has been in her different apartments. I pretty sure that it's called a deposit and isn't tied to pet ownership. I think she pays an extra $25 a month as for the cat. That seemed a small price to pay for her much loved kitty. I suppose in the end it all balances out.
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