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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha1 View Post
    Getting killed and abuse, very depressing subject for a book, you hear enough about that on the news.
    I read articles in the last two days about cats dying after they ate lilies and a headline about one who was rescued from tulip poisoning. Everyone said the same thing: Too many people don't know lilies are toxic to cats. So it is about raising awareness for the people who plant lilies, tulips, daffodils, etc. Of course I will sprinkle rescue stories in it too (starting with Wilbur).
    An inside cat is a safe cat.

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    Rescue stories are good to lighten things up. Plenty of toxic plants for cats, but not all cats will eat them or be affected. Listing here.

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    That page is on my bookmarks list. What's weird is chrysanthemums and daisies are listed as the same flower. Nobody else calls a daisy a white chrysanthemum.
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    My 12-year old nephew, Peter, did not get up and play with the twins, so I decided to keep my mouth shut.

    Hours later, I complained to her about the printer giving me "out of paper" messages. When she finally figured it out and solved the problem, two copies of the foreword were printed, so we each have a copy of it. She initially did not seem to be happy at all, asking me who will see a PDF file with my name on the first page. Less than an hour later I sat on the couch next to her and said it is supposed to make her happy. Mom said she is happy and "writing a journal" is a great thing to do. Of course I only told her it is about cats,. She set down one rule: "Just don't call it a book." I will keep calling it a book with everyone else and put up with her using the word journal.
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    CatMom, are you still working on your book? How far have you gotten?

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    Alpha, it is extremely frustrating tying to find stories about cats killing themselves by eating flowers outside the house. There are plenty of articles about people bringing lilies inside and losing cats but that totally negates the point I am trying to make. You would think I did not need to write letters to the AVMA and AAFP just to get information about one case of outdoor lily poisoning. That is supposed to be the first deadly incident I write about. Maybe I need to change course and research cases of chemical poisoning, then get back to toxic plants later.
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    I have no examples of cats killing themselves on outdoor flowers, or chemical poisoning and would not want to buy a book that just repeated cases of death....maybe you should make the subject more upbeat? Do you think you'd get a lot of paying customers? Hope you can find the articles and details you need to continue with your book.

    Posted this list back in 2012, I've had some of those plants in my home over the years and had no problems with my pets eating them. http://www.petforums.com/showthread.php/556-Plants-Toxic-to-Cats?highlight=toxic+plants+cats

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    I can write stories about cats who had lifesaving procedures after ingesting toxic chemicals or plants. Would you be interested in that?
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    Just go with your feelings CatMom, it's really not important what I'd be interested in, good luck in finding the information you need to move forward.

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    Thank you Alpha. I will restart Chapter 1 after finally getting a new computer ready.
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