• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

RIP Mukluk- my best kitty.

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • RIP Mukluk- my best kitty.

    Today my cat Mukluk was put down- at home by my vet. She was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in 2008- rebounded and had a few very good years- but declined in the past month. She wasn't going to get any better so putting her down was the kind thing to do. She was having trouble walking today so it was clear it was time. She lived a good life and was my best ever kitty. I got her, her mama, and her sister when she was still a nursing kitten. The three were abandoned in a park. I will really really miss her. She had a good last day on this earth with plenty of tuna, broiled salmon, fresh catnip, time spent outside, and all the love I could dish out. Be sure to hug your kitties or what have you today- life is very precious.

  • #2
    Aww sorry to hear that but sounds like she had a great last day.

    Will say that i love her name. Not sure why but makes me smile

    A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!


    • #3
      I'm so sorry about your kitty. They live a long time and they are such a part of your daily life that it is really lonely when they go. I'm sure she's chasing mice and rolling in catnip fields now.
      I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


      • #4
        So sorry! You were both lucky to have each other.


        • #5
          So very sorry for your loss. Mukluk and her family were so lucky to have chosen you! I've thought of you all week- she will be waiting for you with rubs and purrs...


          • Original Poster

            Thanks everyone. I do think she had a good last day. My friend brought over some flowers with several sprigs of fresh catnip in the morning. There is nothing like fresh catnip! Ask any cat. Mukluk was having trouble walking and jumping up on things yesterday which had not previously been the case. I left to go get the salmon and a rose bush to plant on her grave in the afternoon. When I returned she was on top of the kitchen cabinet which requires quite a bit of climbing (to the kitchen counter to the top of the fridge to the top of the cabinet. I don't know how she possibly managed that. She was the most amazing cat. Before the vet arrived, I broiled a salmon filet and she LOVED it! I hand fed it to her and also gave some to the other cats. I do hope there is some sort of afterlife and she is rolling in fields of catnip, playing in the sun, chasing lizards, and drinking from a fountain that has plenty of ice cubes in it (she was crazy about ice cubes). Cherish your time with your kitties and other pets. Life is so precious.


            • #7
              RIP Mukluk ~ Hugs to the family she leaves behind ~

              Thoughts and prayers and hugs ~

              RIP Mukluk ~ knowing you will always be loved and remembered ~

              I am sorry ~ I too, adopted an abandoned mother cat, Minky with two girl kittens, Hillary and O.J. ... they have now all crossed the Rainbow Bridge but will always be in my heart ~

              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


              • #8
                You guys were lucky to have each other-- what a peaceful passing you gave her, which was a wonderful gift.
                Taco Blog
                *T3DE 2010 Pact*


                • #9
                  RIP Mukluk. You were well loved.
                  ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
                  Check out my Kryswyn JRTs on Facebook

                  "Life is merrier with a terrier!"


                  • #10
                    What a wonderful kitty she was, thank you for sharing her story, Godspeed Mukluk. She was a lucky cat to have you as an owner. You made her last day a very good one and I'm sure she's on the other side happy and well.