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Thursday, July 10, 2014


I will try to make this story short....but without a bit of background info... it is hard for you to understand what has been happening over the last few days.

We, my Hubby and I are animal lovers....and living in the country...we are always finding strays somewhere.....and living in the country we have wooded areas all around us....and homesteads where people years ago carved out a clearing and built their home. It also is not unusual for people to drop off animals...kittens, puppies, cats and dogs. I remember years and I mean years ago, I picked up four half grown puppies who had been dropped off along the road in the bottom land where they chased cars coming and going looking for their family. No homes in site....no food no shelter. I took the pick up down there and managed to get these lanky young dogs into the truck and carried them down to the shelter. They refused them because the shelter was run by the city and not the county.....they were found outside the city limits. We had our own dogs...but I carried these doggies home with me and fed them. ....till they killed and ate our chickens while I was gone one day. Hubby was not happy....

Now two years or more (time flies) Miss Kitty showed up and chased our car everytime we went to town.... I learned my lesson.... I do not pick doggies up any more. Hubby is the one who brought this one home. Miss Kitty was a very young adult Black Mouth Kerr..... who we thought might have gotten lost from her owner and hunting party. No one came around to claim her and she stayed here and even had a litter of puppies. We found homes for them and had her fixed. We have outside cats who are also rescues...... Blinky came from WalMart parking lot as a kitten...... Ricochet's Mom came here and had him and two other kittens in our storage building. There was also Whiskers who Hubby brought home from a Truck lot somewhere....just climbed up into the big truck and wrode with him a week or two before he got home. There are others that have come and gone.....we do share this place with the wild animals who live around us ...so if they stay in the yard they are safe....if they go outside the yard hunting there is the danger they will not come back....some of them have just disappeared ... but they all lived here safe and happy as one big happy family.

A year or so ago Miss Kitty (the Black Mouth Kerr...not a cat) started chasing the cats she even dug under the lattis underpinning of the porch....then the underpinning of the house to get to the cats ....who usually escaped to the roof....but we put on a metal roof and it became too hot for the cats and so they found a hole to hide under the house or porches. The only thing left to do was to tie her outside. When Hubby came home and was outside doing chores he would let her loose and after a while we began to think she had learned her lesson and started letting her loose more and even leaving the house with her loose.

So, Tuesday Morning....while I was walking the other dogs....I let Miss Kitty loose and when we were finished I brought the other doggies outside and left her on the back porch where we store firewood....and two feed barrels...which are really trash cans. Scamp came to me and let me know he needed to go...so I let him outside. About thirty minutes later I heard a commotion on the back porch...I ran to the back door......Miss Kitty had Blinky and was shaking her...I opened the door and screamed ...which caused Miss Kitty to drop Blinky and Blinky ran up the porch post to the roof. No coaxing could get her down and I was sure she was hurt. Of course I was furious...I tied up both dogs....and that is where they have been since then. I went back into the house and when I went outside to check on Blinky again ...she was gone. I spent two days calling and searching for Blinky. She was no where in sight for two days.... that is till this morning......

This morning she was on the porch banister where she likes to lay. She came to me and even with the little Shih Tzus she was not afraid.....but she did keep looking behind her like she was still fearful We are now looking for a new home for Miss Kitty whose nature is a hunter....a place without cats.....and a place where there is a hunter who will teach her and train her to follow commands.

I am so grateful that Blinky was not killed. I think what saved her, other than prayer, is there was not much room between the wood pile and the feed barrels...that prevented more shaking......and little Ricochet jumped right in the middle of those dogs to help her out. I have been so sad the last few days.....but today Blinky is safe.


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KAB7801 7/12/2014 4:59PM


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NHES220 7/11/2014 2:04PM

    So glad Blinky is safe, how scary!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/10/2014 9:03PM

    Oh my gosh! Glad Blinky is all right. **SIGH** What a thing to go through!

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IDLETYME 7/10/2014 7:33PM

    I'd hate to be out there and have to make decisions about the animals. I'm feeding a big cat outside - comes for breakfast and dinner. My kitty is an indoor one. I feel so sorry for the orphan animals. emoticon

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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/10/2014 7:28PM

    By the way…Your cats are gorgeous!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/10/2014 7:27PM

    emoticon You have your hands full.

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Just a line here to say I am still alive and kicking... I finally got Internet service ,,we are back with DSL and our phone company. No more $400.00 bills with overages that we have no idea who did them.....and no more counting gigabytes. emoticon But it has its limitations....just as I was ready to send this the crazy thing went out and I lost everything I wrote. The repairman just left. emoticon

I have an update on Scamp and his diet....he is back up to 25.8.... 4/10 of a pound from his heaviest...I am afraid he takes after his Mom.....Me!!! I am down 3+ pounds from the last time I charted on here....and three pounds heavier than I was a couple weeks ago. Bruiser on the other hand is hovering at 12.6 just 2/10's from where he was. I still have them on the weight management food ....

I am battling fleas ...bought "VETGUARD" at WalMart and it did not work...I have tried everything homeopathic to git rid of them since I can not use the Frontline now...but nothing seems to help. I missed the Vet office waiting on the Phone man to fix my DSL.

Got to run.... Hope you all have a great Independence Day.

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100LBLIGHTER 7/8/2014 4:27PM

    Thanks Everyone for your comments..

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KAB7801 7/4/2014 10:09PM

    Happy you're back!

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DEB62BIE62 7/3/2014 9:21PM

    My daughter bought a bunch of ladybugs, they love them, but then she had ladybugs. The guy at Pets Mart or Petco (I forget which) helped my daughter find something that was not toxic and works. If they are outside coming in, then you need to spray your yard.

Comment edited on: 7/3/2014 9:23:08 PM

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IDLETYME 7/3/2014 8:52PM

    Glad you got your internet service back. Sorry about the fleas! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/3/2014 8:30PM

    Oh my gosh. So sorry to hear about your flea battle. I've BTDT. Not easy!

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STEVEN2GO2 7/3/2014 8:17PM

    I hate when you spend time writing a blog and for some reason it disappears, frustrating as all heck! Enjoy your 4th too!

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Happy Mother's Day....again.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to all.

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DEB62BIE62 5/10/2014 9:03PM

    Happy Mother's Day to you also. emoticon emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 5/10/2014 7:08PM

    Happy Mother's Day right back at ya!

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KAB7801 5/10/2014 5:39PM

    Thanks, to you also!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/10/2014 5:04PM

    Thank you! To you too! HUGS

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JAMBABY0 5/10/2014 5:00PM

    thank you and to you

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JACKIE542 5/10/2014 4:57PM

    Happy Mother's Day emoticon

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STUDLEEJOE 5/10/2014 4:54PM

    Happy mothers day to you too

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Happy Mother's Day to All

Friday, May 02, 2014

This is the last picture of Mom sent to me by my Sister....taken at Easter. Mom will be 85 this year. She lives in our home town at a Assisted Care Home....she has Alzheimer's Dementia. Her Dad lived and died with Alzheimer's and so did her only brother and her Oldest Sister. Mom is doing well as long as she is talked to regularly and stimulated mentally. It breaks my heart to live so far away from her. . . so I could do more. She also has hearing loss which prevents me from talking to her on the phone. I am able to make yearly visits....and although she don't remember my name she knows me and I always feel blessed for that.

Mom and Dad raised six kids....I am the oldest. I have memories of her sewing little dresses for us when she had three little girls that were less than a year apart when we were 1,2,3, years old . She is very artistic...each of her kids have an oil painting she painted. She made big homemade Easter Eggs at Easter ...Candy and Cookies at Christmas. She prepared meals everyday ....and everything on a shoe string budget. Mom was very active....walked everywhere. She stayed the winter with me in 2009 and we went to the Wellness Center and did Aqua Fit Class five days a week. She was starting to lose her memory then and some exercises were difficult for her to get but she never gave up and with help from my instructor she would get it for that day. But Mom became home sick for her Wild Wonderful West Virginia and in Spring before Mother's Day and after Easter family came and took her back home. Losing her independence was hard on her and family too but she needed to be safe and when it did not work out staying at my younger Sister's home, we found a place. I miss her dearly and wish everyday she could have stayed with me if not forever....then longer. Happy Mother's Day, Mom ....I love you.

Mother's Day was first celebrated at a Church in my hometown by a lady named Anna Jarvis. It is a big holiday everywhere but especially in my home town. When I was young the Churches would pass out Carnations to all Mothers. White, Pink, and Red, all had a special meaning. (white- Mother Deceased, red- Mother alive pink Mother alive) Mom was given a special gift for being the Mother with the most kids after her best friend who had 10 children passed away. ..gifts for the oldest and youngest mother was given and I think, the newest Mother.

So all you women who are Mothers and you women who are mothering someone else s kids or you women who are teachers, nurses, or mother animals or what ever. You all are special; you choose to give of yourself...for the health and well being of another. Blessings to you. Don't forget to let someone else know how special they are .....whether it be your Mom, Aunt, or Friend or Neighbor. You help me with your encouragement here, day in day out. That is kind of Mothering. So you all Have a Wonderful Mother's Day and Thank You!!!!!

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/6/2014 7:13PM

    what a beautiful mother and very happy memories you have hugs

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PANSYGAL 5/6/2014 6:58PM

    What a lovely blog! Your Mom is beautiful! My Mom is 90 and doing well, except she says she gets tired too fast! emoticon We are so lucky to still have them with us! Hope you get to see her soon.

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KAB7801 5/3/2014 6:14AM

    Very nice, what a beautiful mom you have!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/2/2014 3:27PM

    My Mom is dealing with Alzheimer's also. It's sad. The key for my Mom is keeping her stimulated.

Wishing you all the best and a Happy Mother's Day.

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KING_SLAYER 5/2/2014 2:12PM

    What a nice tribute to your mother. Alzheimer's and dementia are terrible things to watch someone go through as they can really change a person's personality.

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FISHGUT3 5/2/2014 1:34PM

    very nice

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IDLETYME 5/2/2014 11:07AM

    What a wonderful blog and a special tribute to your Mother. My Mother passed away with Alzheimers) She didn't remember my name or Dads but she was cheerful to the end. Thanks for sharing your story! emoticon

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MSGO72 5/2/2014 10:58AM

  What a fantastic and loving post!

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BRAINBENTT 5/2/2014 10:37AM


It will be my first MD without my Mom... emoticon

God Bless

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Easter Week .......Doggies Diet.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Following is a copy of a post from Facebook from a little over a week ago......
The first thing Hubby said when he came in last night was boy Bruiser has gotten fat....Scamp, who eats anything that don't eat him first, has been fat for a while. I chalked it up to getting them fixed. But I think it is because we were feeding Scamp cheep dog food and feeding Bruiser the same food as the puppies which was Iams Puppy Food. So that tonight we had to get more dog food and we have put the two Chubby Puppies on diet food. I am curious as to how fast they will lose weight.....hope it is faster than I lose weight!

We separate all the dogs when we feed them....Scamp will wolf down his food and make a bee line to eat everyone's feed dish to help them. He is the biggest and pretty much can take anyone's food without much of a challenge. Padre caught him lying on the floor beside Cody's kennel and sticking his tongue through the wires and eating Cody's food a piece at a time like an ant eater. That was before his diet food. Of course another problem is ....always with Cody, Diva and Bruiser is. . . will they like it enough to eat it. Cody and Diva are really crazy eaters I think their dish holds about 3/4 of a cup of feed each. ...which takes them Breakfast and Supper time to eat . . if they eat it all......it takes Diva two days sometimes to eat that...of course with the supplemental feedings of rabbit poo and dandelions and other grasses and weeds they find in the yard maybe that is all they need. When I gave them their bath Friday night they were not skinny....so I guess they are doing ok on their feed.

We gave Bruiser his supper a little while ago....the new diet food......and the kitten, Stretch came and started eating his food. He sat there and waited till his kitten had all he wanted then Bruiser cleaned out his dish. I guess he liked it and as usual Scamp licked his bowl clean. Scamp weighs 26.2 pounds and Bruiser weighs 14.8 pounds....we will check back on their weight in a week. (FYI Stretch weighs 7.2 pounds). He eats all the time....we called him Garfield for the first few days. Remember?

Well that is what is happening here ...wet and fat doggies. Hubby is changing filters and I am working on keeping everyone fed and healthy. It is still a Blessed Sunday. I am thankful for the rain....

How is your day. . .

I am now Happy to Report.....a week of the new food: Scamp now weighs 18.6 for a loss of 7.6 pounds and Bruiser his now 12.2 pounds for a loss of 2.6. I had lost one pound.

I am in the middle of preparing for Easter dinner. And of course that includes sweets. I made Cream puff shells yesterday .....and I will make the cream later in the week. I am also making a Vanilla and Chocolate Marbled Flourless Cake for the chocolate lovers. Have boiled my fresh beets and eggs and have made my pickled eggs. I must run to town to get my ham and a few other things and then I have got to get to cleaning and cooking. Hope to rest in between so I don't get down in the back.

Hope you all have a Blessed Week......don't forget why we celebrate. . .with all the bunnies and chickies..... There was a Lamb that was slain for us.

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MARAGRAM 4/14/2014 4:32PM

    emoticon , that sounds like fun!

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KING_SLAYER 4/14/2014 3:22PM

    Hmmm, maybe we should try eating the diet doggy food??? Seems to work like a charm for them! Of course I don't plan on supplementing with rabbit (or cat) poo so maybe I will be missing out on something!

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RHOOK20047 4/14/2014 2:22PM

    Amen, I wish it was that easy for us! Good for your dogs, though, it is amazing the amount of sugar in many dog foods and treats. We have a diabetic Siberian Huskey who gets insulin so we have to watch that pretty quickly. He looked like we hated him when we cut out the junk treats and put him on his diet, but he is lean and mean looking now, not really a little sweetie.

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SILVER_WOLF1221 4/14/2014 1:45PM

    emoticon emoticon I wish we could lose weight like doggies! Even to have their energy sometimes!

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