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Kind of helps to not feel like it's weird to mourn a pet.
Definitely not weird if you consider them family. I already know I'm going to be an absolute mess when my dog passes. She's almost 12 and is kinda living on borrowed time as it is since she's diabetic - keeping her blood sugar in check is a constant, methodical effort.
Oh man, that sounds tough. Controlling what and how much a dog, of all animals, eats? That's commitment, right there. You must love her to bits.
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Sorry for your loss. Pets are family - full stop. They enrich our lives and ask very little in return. You can't say that about most people. We have two elderly cats and it will be very very grim at my house when they finally pass.

As for weddings I'm happy we got it all done for about 5k. My wife and I would have happily done a lot less but my family wanted to invite some people so they contributed. Looking back I strongly agree that weddings are a bit of a scam. Try not to get pressured into doing too much that you don't want to do. It's supposed to be your celebration but often it becomes about that wants of other people.

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Post by lyonhaert » 1 month ago

toctheyounger wrote:
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lyonhaert wrote:
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toctheyounger wrote:
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Kind of helps to not feel like it's weird to mourn a pet.
Definitely not weird if you consider them family. I already know I'm going to be an absolute mess when my dog passes. She's almost 12 and is kinda living on borrowed time as it is since she's diabetic - keeping her blood sugar in check is a constant, methodical effort.
Oh man, that sounds tough. Controlling what and how much a dog, of all animals, eats? That's commitment, right there. You must love her to bits.
I adore her. Very strong personality, too.

She's an eats-everything-in-the-bowl-NOW kind of dog (but has about a fifth of her original teeth), so she gets a couple wet meals a day that are mostly protein (avoiding carbs almost entirely) that are measured to be consistent. I also measure her blood sugar before the meal in case I need to slightly adjust the amount of insulin I give her a little while after the meal. And she loves having a big territory around the house - doesn't often do her business in her own yard - so walks and smelling everything are quite regular. Working from home the past year has made it easier to do her care.
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I adore her. Very strong personality, too.

She's an eats-everything-in-the-bowl-NOW kind of dog (but has about a fifth of her original teeth), so she gets a couple wet meals a day that are mostly protein (avoiding carbs almost entirely) that are measured to be consistent. I also measure her blood sugar before the meal in case I need to slightly adjust the amount of insulin I give her a little while after the meal. And she loves having a big territory around the house - doesn't often do her business in her own yard - so walks and smelling everything are quite regular. Working from home the past year has made it easier to do her care.
You're a good doggie dad, this is a lot to commit to. Most humans have trouble doing this for themselves (my previous job was in a diabetic retinopathy clinic so I can absolutely confirm), let alone for another being.

I've also really enjoyed spending more time with my family, both feline and human through our various alert level shutdowns. It's been really up and down, but it's definitely been a silver lining.
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Sorry for your loss. Pets are family - full stop. They enrich our lives and ask very little in return. You can't say that about most people. We have two elderly cats and it will be very very grim at my house when they finally pass.

As for weddings I'm happy we got it all done for about 5k. My wife and I would have happily done a lot less but my family wanted to invite some people so they contributed. Looking back I strongly agree that weddings are a bit of a scam. Try not to get pressured into doing too much that you don't want to do. It's supposed to be your celebration but often it becomes about that wants of other people.
"They enrich our lives and ask very little in return. You can't say that about most people"
That right there is a universal truth. I think that's part of why it hurts so much when they go, they're just such giving compassionate beings, where humans are mostly deeply flawed and selfish beings. As a race we kinda suck, and as individuals there's just not many of us that are empathetic and compassionate. The jerks outnumber the good guys and that can really grind you down. And thank you for your kind words.

Also, good lord - you might just get the wedding budget gold medal, that's a heroically tight budget to stick to. We budgeted for 12k and blew it on a shoestring wedding, so you must have had everything on absolute lock to manage that! Hat thoroughly tipped in your direction.
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Thanks, we had some good luck finding a venue that specializes in package deals that cover most things you'd normally have to do a la carte. Beyond that all we had to do was get a cake, flowers and clothes so we were just modest with those choices. I was very happy to not have to spend my weekends reviewing silverware and chair covers. I should also clarify that my family pitched in 3k for the additional guests they wanted to invite so the combined total was right around 8.


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Thanks, we had some good luck finding a venue that specializes in package deals that cover most things you'd normally have to do a la carte. Beyond that all we had to do was get a cake, flowers and clothes so we were just modest with those choices. I was very happy to not have to spend my weekends reviewing silverware and chair covers. I should also clarify that my family pitched in 3k for the additional guests they wanted to invite so the combined total was right around 8.
Oh yeah, it's generally a given that families pitch in to make the event work as much as they can. My folks bought all the booze for ours, which can't have been cheap.

My sister was kinda sneaky with her wedding. They asked specifically not to have contributions from either side, because they wanted complete creative control of the event. Nice if you can afford it I guess.
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We've got some great memories of our time with her, and I think it'll be a little while before we bring another cat into the family, but you never know. For us we just want to make sure those fond memories stick around, that way she's never really gone entirely.
It's normal to mourn a pet. I have the same sad experience with my first cat, picked up in a SPA (French association of animal protection) refuge. We had her for 6 months and she was already part of the family. One night, awakened by my daughter who was 2 years old at the time, I discovered her, very stiff, at the foot of our bed. It was a shock for the three of us. My wife couldn't get up off the bed in order to not see its body. The next day, instead of going in holidays to visit a friend, I wrapped my cat in a blanket to prevent my daughter and my wife from seeing the body and I took the remains to my vet to take care of it.
It took several long months before we started to think about taking back a cat. Our new favorite furball (Persian type) has been sharing our life for 4 years now and it has helped us overcome this ordeal. Her arrival in the family was sudden: she was given to us because her former owners were moving to England and could not take her with them. It was decided in a few days.
Even today, we still think about her.

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We've got some great memories of our time with her, and I think it'll be a little while before we bring another cat into the family, but you never know. For us we just want to make sure those fond memories stick around, that way she's never really gone entirely.
It's normal to mourn a pet. I have the same sad experience with my first cat, picked up in a SPA (French association of animal protection) refuge. We had her for 6 months and she was already part of the family. One night, awakened by my daughter who was 2 years old at the time, I discovered her, very stiff, at the foot of our bed. It was a shock for the three of us. My wife couldn't get up off the bed in order to not see its body. The next day, instead of going in holidays to visit a friend, I wrapped my cat in a blanket to prevent my daughter and my wife from seeing the body and I took the remains to my vet to take care of it.
It took several long months before we started to think about taking back a cat. Our new favorite furball (Persian type) has been sharing our life for 4 years now and it has helped us overcome this ordeal. Her arrival in the family was sudden: she was given to us because her former owners were moving to England and could not take her with them. It was decided in a few days.
Even today, we still think about her.
Yeah I guess it just feels weird in the hyper-masculine society I'm part of here. I've grown to care less, over time about appearing to be manly, and enjoy life far more. But this is sort of one of those things I don't have a choice whether I hide or not. Seeing my fur baby get hit and literally drag her herself partially paralysed off the road while a car just nonchalantly drives away.....that's gonna stick with me a while, you know?

We'll likely get another cat at some point, it's just going to be getting the timing right. We've got another cat who's a little temperamental so it'll be a case of finding one that fits the household right, and getting one at the right stage so that our baby doesn't terrorise it too - he's fairly grabby, so putting a kitten in that environment seems a tad unfair. I think in the meantime we just need to come to terms with the passing.
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Post by bobthefunny » 1 month ago

Pets are definitely family.

I just had to say goodbye to my 14 year old puppy just a few weeks ago, and it hurt. It's still weird how empty the house is.

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Post by vandertroll » 1 month ago

Just popped in to say that new EDH staples in old frame are absolutely GORGEOUS. Man I miss the old border and the memories it brings.. *sigh*
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Just popped in to say that new EDH staples in old frame are absolutely GORGEOUS. Man I miss the old border and the memories it brings.. *sigh*
Same here. I'm bummed that Damnation isn't getting the OB treatment.
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Post by RxPhantom » 1 month ago

I was actually coming to say something kinda similar, that these new old border cards look really cool, but also remind me that the old border is kinda ugly compared to its successors. The actual cards they chose for the Timeshift treatment, though, are thoroughly excellent.
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Post by Lifeless » 1 month ago

It really strange because while I agree that seeing new cards in the old frames feels cool I've gone though a good bit of trouble to eliminate the old borders from my decks for the sake of uniformity. I'm not really interested in going backwards.

I'm also very disappointed to see the Dryad Arbor reprinted with the original art and not the baller art From the Vault.

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I was actually coming to say something kinda similar, that these new old border cards look really cool, but also remind me that the old border is kinda ugly compared to its successors. The actual cards they chose for the Timeshift treatment, though, are thoroughly excellent.
A few of them actually look a lot better in the old frame. Vampire Hexmage, Evolutionary Leap, and Ponder are prime examples of this, others are about equal in my opinion, but I feel that a few look worse, like Banishing Light, Silence, and Leyline of the Void, the old frame makes the art look washed out on some of the cards, unfortunately, but on others it makes the art pop.
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Post by pokken » 1 month ago

Man I am sure old foil frame Ponder is gonna set me back :P

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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 month ago

I was really hoping for old frame Life from the Loam, more for legacy than EDH. I'm still holding out hope for a couple lands (Bojuka Bog, Field of the Dead, or Dark Depths) that haven't been crunched out yet.
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Pets are definitely family.

I just had to say goodbye to my 14 year old puppy just a few weeks ago, and it hurt. It's still weird how empty the house is.
Yep, we're feeling the same. Yesterday our kiddo called our other cat by the deceased cat's name, and that stung a little. It just takes time to come to terms with, I think.
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I was really hoping for old frame Life from the Loam, more for legacy than EDH. I'm still holding out hope for a couple lands (Bojuka Bog, Field of the Dead, or Dark Depths) that haven't been crunched out yet.
Welp, you got the bog.

I have to say, the I really love the old frame for lands and colorless artifacts. The aforementioned Bog and Panharmonicon look really, really good.

EDIT: It's nice to feel almost 100% positive on something MtG-related. It feels like it's been a while since I've been able to feel that way.
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I was really hoping for old frame Life from the Loam, more for legacy than EDH. I'm still holding out hope for a couple lands (Bojuka Bog, Field of the Dead, or Dark Depths) that haven't been crunched out yet.
Welp, you got the bog.

I have to say, the I really love the old frame for lands and colorless artifacts. The aforementioned Bog and Panharmonicon look really, really good.

EDIT: It's nice to feel almost 100% positive on something MtG-related. It feels like it's been a while since I've been able to feel that way.
Agreed, this is a printing that should have something for most folk. The timeshifts mostly look great, there's staples aplenty, and staples for multiple formats too.
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Post by Lifeless » 1 month ago

Once again my sweet, sweet Titania has been denied a foil printing.

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Post by Hermes_ » 1 month ago

i love that the are using the rusted look for artifacts....
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 month ago

RxPhantom wrote:
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Welp, you got the bog.

I have to say, the I really love the old frame for lands and colorless artifacts. The aforementioned Bog and Panharmonicon look really, really good.

EDIT: It's nice to feel almost 100% positive on something MtG-related. It feels like it's been a while since I've been able to feel that way.
I'll take it. That and Abrupt Decay are both cards I like for lands depending on the meta, so I got something there. A few cards I'll pick up to further old border my Jaya/Estrid decks and a couple other legacy staples I'm interested in picking up too, so nice enough on the whole. I like the set a lot in general. Picked up a box for drafting with my group once we're actually meeting in person again.
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Once again my sweet, sweet Titania has been denied a foil printing.
Would make sense for her to get the old border, too.
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Man I am sure old foil frame Ponder is gonna set me back :P
These will all be setting me back. But I'm okay with it because it's so seldom I make changes, even cosmetic changes, to my pet deck. In fact, it had been so long, I was just about to start converting the 30 basics to Betas, which ain't cheap really, but seems affordable when you chip away at it $20-$100 at a time. Yes, I'm really looking forward to this.
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