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Look who came to visit..

Friday, May 03, 2013

..with Aunt Sissy, all the way from Texas!

Sister Libby and the fabulous Ms Poppy!


Mr. Liam who has grown like a weed since we saw him last year!

And.. what-the-what? Look who they brought us!

Pudgy Porkchop


Bill would be perfectly happy to walk around all day with that little morsel of cute goodness tucked into his overalls LOL

If you're keeping count.. that's 5. We'll see how it all shakes out, whether the lil bobblehead will become another member of the family.

My family is here through next week so I may be more scarce than usual of late. I'll be sure to share pictures of our adventures when I can.

Color me happy - it feels good to have them here.
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C~

  
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 5/6/2013 9:09AM

    So exciting! I cannot wait to hear all about it!

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GAYEMC 5/5/2013 2:43PM

    I know you must be having a wonderful time with Ms. Poppy there, and what great weather for out of towners! Love the pic of Bill and his new friend. Did I really say another dog in your last post? Looking forward to more pics.

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IMIN2GENES 5/4/2013 6:28PM

    How awesome for you!! Enjoy the family time - furry and other!
Chris
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PS - Thanks for sharing the pics!

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REALLY_ROBIN 5/3/2013 1:20PM

  I think anything past 5 is considered to be dog hoarding...be vaaaarrrryyyy careful now!!! LOL. Love the new addition and so happy for you that your family is visiting! Have a great week!

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IRISHBEANERGAL 5/3/2013 12:43PM

    oooooooohhhhh... what a fantastic *what-the what* on all levels!

Enjoy the family (furry and otherwise!)

~Irish

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 5/3/2013 12:21PM

    Awesome! Looks like a great visit!

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FRUITYFUL 5/3/2013 11:38AM

    Sounds like you're in for a wonderful week with a houseful of fun guests! The kids and the pup are so cute! Enjoy their visit and the sunshine we are having this weekend!

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It's May already?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Well, it will be tomorrow.. but still. Where has this year gone??

This month has not been my most stellar, but I'm not down about it. I've been nicely busy, giving of my time and efforts to causes that I believe in. Next month I hope to add myself as a cause!

I'm just checking in briefly as I make my way through a busy workday. I hinted at big doings coming up on Thursday and I hope I'll be able to share with you soon what-the-what. It's nothing major, to be honest, but it makes me happy, so it's worth mention.

I hope you're all keeping well - from the recent round of blogs, you do seem to be. That makes me happy, too.
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 5/1/2013 9:37AM

    Looking forward to hearing your news! I too feel like April went too fast. I hope you're having a great Wed.!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/30/2013 10:42PM

    Happy May! I can't believe how fast this year is moving.

As for the what-the-what...are you getting a new furry friend for your family? :)

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/30/2013 8:41PM

    The suspense is killing me!

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MSJESSPDX 4/30/2013 8:27PM

    Ahh, you're killing us! "What the what??" is more like it! I'm looking forward to May, too! A new month always brings such potential, especially in the spring and summer--even if *some people* really like the rain! emoticon

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IRISHBEANERGAL 4/30/2013 6:45PM

    Bring on the What-the-What! I can't wait to hear your news :)

~Irish

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FRUITYFUL 4/30/2013 5:35PM

    Yes, time is flying by! It's good that you're keeping so busy! Can't wait to hear about what's going on Thursday!

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GAYEMC 4/30/2013 4:12PM

    Big doings on Thursday? Not another dog? I with you on wondering where the year has gone, I'm still back at January. April was better for me but still not up to snuff.

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GINGERHAWK 4/30/2013 3:48PM

    I agree - this year is flying by but I'm ready to turn the page to May and try to get stronger footing in the area of healthy eating. Glad you have something that is making you happy - woo hoo!

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REALLY_ROBIN 4/30/2013 3:43PM

  Candy....I can't wait to her about the what-the-what! I have gotten a new determination with going on vacation....it's called having to wear shorts and a bathing suit in public. And there is two full months before the next get away. Maybe with our warm weather coming this weekend, you can put on the more revealing attire and that might put you to the top of your cause list!!! I wish I understood why both of us have been going through this phase, but I'm glad we are still coming back here. My April was far from stellar...but May is going to be a different story! Love and hugs to you dear sis...Robin

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About me..

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thank you everyone for the well wishes and welcomes for Ben as we are reshaping our family with him as a member now! I really appreciate it!
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I started out writing this blog and it took a turn which, while not bad, seems to be happening a lot lately and I decided to save that for another time. If you guessed that it veered off into shelter volunteering land, youd be right! Lets see if I can do a blog that doesnt revolve around that or our furbabies LOL

Ive been doing relatively well! Ive been here and there. Keeping up on some of my Spark teams, not on others. I let some go, and have settled comfortably into the ones Im still on. The end of BLC was a ~huge~ relief it literally felt like a ton of stress was lifted from me after I posted my final weigh in and left the team.
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Ive been more mindful about what Im eating. Meat and veg. Eggs and veg. Veg and veg LOL Its working for me. Ive also kept up with my full-fat greek yogurt and berries and hemp seeds for breakfast, and just this morning had a baked apple and peach with some honey greek yogurt. Delish!
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When Im on a meat and veg kick, I feel better and function better. I make sure I get a sweet potato in if not every day, then every-other. I have not kicked my Dove Dark Chocolate Promise habit, and thats alright. One or two squares is usually enough if Im not dealing with TOM at that point, most bets are off! If I can get past that point, I can settle back into a yummy eating habit again and lose bits and pieces of pounds that eventually add up - or subtract down? Either way!
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Suz mentioned in her blog that her tummy has shrunk as in, she cannot eat the same capacity of food that she could in the past. Thats is fabulous and something to celebrate!
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Ive noticed that my Im full trigger can easily be overridden, which is not fabulous. I can reach a point in eating where I know Im satisfied and Ive had enough, but.. but my mouth and mind override that full sensation and I keep eating. Its a literal over-eating. I suppose awareness of the situation helps, but actually heeding that feeling and stopping is a much better solution.

I dont literally over-eat all the time. Its usually when Im being bad and eating something I ordinarily would not. Pizza and sub sandwiches with chips come to mind as foods that I will over-eat. Even after the food has been chewed, the actual volume of food that Im swallowing is astounding when I think about it and I can only imagine what happens to my poor stomach, stretching the accommodate that much stuff.
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Blech.

My fitness of late has consisted of walking dogs, our own or the kennel kids, and little else. Ive got a Half coming up in 33 days and Im at the same point as I was last year not prepared but still going through with it. I swear, if I or one of you could figure out what happens to motivation and come up with a fix for lack thereof, wed be rich!
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I am looking forward to the Half simply because my wunnerful friend GetFit2Live will be in town for it as well! Itll be good to see Denise and her hubby again, and hopefully share a meal with them and others in the Portland area before the Half. I need to send out an email to that team to see whos going to be there.
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So thats where I am right now, which is much better than where I was at the beginning of the month. Mostly. I think. I feel pretty good at least. Well see how I finish out the month.
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Oh. Para asked about the recent Pet First Aid class I took recently (not veering into my shelter world totally, promise).
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If you have a vet clinic or Red Cross locally who offers a Pet First Aid class I highly recommend taking it! Our class was free and it was a brief hour and a half. The lady who taught the class has been doing so for many years and was great at explaining the various types of situations we might find ourselves facing cuts, broken bones, dehydration, seizures, strays, poisoning, etc. Its knowledge that is valuable to have and will hopefully go to waste and we wont ever need it.
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We took this class as part of my training for emergency sheltering preparedness through our organization (or, so Im veering a little bit more). In short, when Im certified, I can be called up on and deployed by FEMA to disaster areas (think the tornado in Joplin, or even Hurricane Sandy more recently) to assist in the care and sheltering of rescued animals. I know Ive said this before, but it certainly feels like Ive found my purpose in life. I cannot save every animal and there will always be animals that need saving but I can positively impact the lives of those animals I come in contact with.
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Enough on that. It makes my happy, breaks my heart, and gives me yet another reason to take better care of myself. Keep on keepin on, right?
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Much love,
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BIGMAMAT 4/23/2013 6:30PM

    My dear sweet sparkfriend, YOU ROCK!! emoticon I am so glad to hear you are enjoying your veggies. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m

AND You are still running!! emoticon You amaze me! Keep it up.

P.s. I feel better tooo when I limit my carbs. Just sayin. hugs. Tricia

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IMIN2GENES 4/22/2013 7:31PM

    It sounds like you're certainly finding your way! I can hear that pep again. I'm more than happy to hear all about the shelter and your work.

Pet first aid sounds like a great idea!

Good luck with your half! Sounds like you'll be in good company. It's wonderful that you've been able to connect with some of your SP friends like that. Keep on rocking!
Chris
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GAYEMC 4/17/2013 5:09PM

    I hear some pep in your words.

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 4/17/2013 9:48AM

    My "I'm full" trigger is plastic and snaps off rather easily depending on how yummy the foods are that I'm partaking at any given moment. I'm working on that.

I've never thought about a pet first aid class. That might be handy. I'm going to look into that.

I love knowing you are making the world a better place for our furry friends. I'm proud of you!

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GAYLEP67 4/16/2013 11:07PM

    I can so relate to the overriding of the "I'm full" trigger! I read once that you should stop eating when you're no longer hungry as opposed to when you're full. I remembered thinking, I'd only ever eat a couple bites of food at a time then because as soon as I have a couple of bites, I'm no longer hungry. I keep eating because I enjoy it.

My problem is that I love food so much that I'll keep eating even when I'm stuffed just because I want taste or texture. It's really quite a terrible habit that I've worked really hard to break. I'll admit though that I am not always successful at conquering that demon.

Glad you're sounding like you're in a pretty good head space right now. Keep going, honey!

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GETFIT2LIVE 4/16/2013 5:29PM

    Glad to hear that you are mostly better than the beginning of the month. Progress, not perfection is my motto. Lately I've been having a problem with that 'override' on the full feeling too, usually on the stuff that I don't ordinarily eat. Like chips; dunno what it is with me and salty stuff, but I have a hard time stopping with them. (Yes, even though I'm in 'maintenance' mode!) I'm SO looking forward to seeing you next month; I'm not feeling particularly prepared for this half either. I haven't been running nearly as much lately between dealing with my friend's death, the trip back for her funeral, and a nagging pain on the back of my heel that I suspect is Achilles tendon bursitis. Oh well, we might end up walking the whole thing, but we'll still have fun, right?

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GINGERHAWK 4/16/2013 4:11PM

    What a great update. First, I'm salivating thinking about the baked apple & peach with yogurt - YUM! I never think to bake fruit even though I know it tastes delicious that way. Thanks for the reminder. I don't see anything wrong with your Dove habit as long as you're not binging on a bag a night - everything in moderation, right? I also am really bad about overriding the full feeling. In fact, all afternoon I've been thinking about things to put in my mouth even though I know I'm not physically hungry. I hate that! Glad to hear that things are mostly up - yay!

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REALLY_ROBIN 4/16/2013 1:43PM

  Candi...so glad you have found your groove again! I think you have it exactly right...it's not all or nothing...it's do what you can and you are doing it! Love and hugs...Robin

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FRUITYFUL 4/16/2013 1:32PM

    I'm happy to hear that you're still hanging in there and that for the most part, you're still mindful of what you're doing. I wish I knew the answer to your motivation question.

The pet first aid class sounds great. I'd be interested in something like that.

I'd sure like to walk a half marathon, but am not interested in doing it by myself. Maybe one of these days I can get a Spark friend to join me!

Keep up the good work...you will get there!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 4/16/2013 1:30PM

    Great blog! Yes, over riding our natural hunger cues is a great way to gain weight and then stay there!!

Consider listening to IOWL podcasts to help "re-adjust" your inner "Appestat"

A lot of what you are blogging about is VERY familiar!! And those issues have nothing to do with "fat vs carb" or "meat vs. veg" or "cardio vs. strength" The issues we all need to deal with most is: believing that we should take really good care of ourselves every day....every meal

I'm teaching myself to give myself the "greatest pleasure over time" i.e. those brownies will give me immediate pleasure for a few moments and then I will pay for them with guilt, self loathing and extra body weight. What gives me the most pleasure over time is not eating them!! GO figure!!

I have learned and am still learning at lot through the IOWL podcasts. Free links are in the Podcast Chat Forum.

IOWL is a lot of internal work so the team is often quiet. No pressure!! We are there to support and be supported as needed!

(Disclaimer: I am one of the team leaders at IOWL Team.)

XOXO

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MSJESSPDX 4/16/2013 1:24PM

    I so get the "override" on the full feeling...how do we get that function to stop?? Great post; it's always fun to hear how others are approaching this journey--what's working, what needs an overhaul, etc. Another excellent post! emoticon

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Bentley James Bailey

Monday, April 15, 2013

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It's official - we have crossed the line from animal/pet/companion animal advocates/lovers to full-blown, lost-our-minds, whack-a-doo, borderline-animal-hoarders crazy.


Mr. Bentley James Bailey, also known now as Bennie, BenBen, BeeJ, Benjamin, etc, joined the Bailey pack Saturday afternoon.

www.oregonhumane.org/adopt/ad
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That link and picture does not do our Ben justice.

Bill and I had both walked Ben separately during our shifts at the shelter, but neither one of us talked about him to the other until this past Friday. There was a cute little Shih Tzu girl by the name of Mary Jane who was also available and looked a lot like our Maggie, and Bill was lobbying to bring her home.

I liked Mary Jane (who has also been adopted this weekend, just not by us) as she was very sweet and affectionate but having gotten to know her, knew she didn't have the right kind of energy or attitude to fit in with our kids.

Bill offered to take me out to dinner to a Mongolian Grill not far from the shelter and "talk about it" LOL In other words, he was going to take me to the shelter to see Mary Jane and work on me about her.
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The man knows the way to my heart - puppies and grilled veggies prepared by someone else! LOL

Before we got to the shelter we agreed that Mary Jane was a bit of a princess and we already had one princess who would not put up with being dethroned.

Ms. Heavens To Maggatroid "Maggie" Bailey
"Go away, I'm getting my beauty sleep!"

Plus, white dogs are nothin' but trouble and we promised Millie that if we ever got another dog, it would ~not~ be a white dog.

Ms. Magnificent Moonlight Millicent "Millie" Bailey
"Mama, you promised! No. More. White. Dogs."

Bub, of course, is up for anything.

Mr. Zerbert Ray "Bubbie" Bailey
"'Sup?"

We decided to swing by the shelter anyway, just to check out the new batch of babies who had just arrived and become available. As we were driving to the shelter, Bill asked if I knew a dog by the name of Bentley.
Yep, I know him and like him a lot! He's a sweet older boy, a little chunky, very vocal and affectionate. Why?
Well, Bill had walked him and was struck by what a good boy Bentley is.
And you know, I said, he has a great playful personality and doesn't act like he's an old man of 7.
This is true. Let's go see him.

The rest, as they say, is history. Or almost.

We went in as volunteers and took Bentley out for a walk. He was very excited to see us (anyone, really) and eager to go walking. He's a great walker and listens very nicely. We then took him into a run to see how he did off-leash as well. That's when we learned he loves to give hugs!
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He climbs up in your lap, face to face, and puts his front paws on your shoulders and wiggles as close as he can, then lays his head on your shoulder.
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That was it. Bill knew then that this was his boy (Bill got the first of our many many hugs) but we had lots still to discuss, and I was still hungry for Mongolian!
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We had dinner and discussed the pro's and con's of adding another dog.
Pro's!
He's cute and obviously loves us because he gave Bill hugs.

End of discussion.
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There are a few cons, but the biggest hurdle really was going to be whether or not our dogs accepted another newbie. It's taken us a while to reach this point.

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Bubbie has been working on learning how to greet dogs properly. When he's gone out with me for walks or runs, he's focused on what we're doing and listens to 'leave it' 95% of the time when a dog comes into a field of vision. If the other dog starts barking or trying to get to him, Bub can be a little harder to dissuade, but does leave off the distraction and keeps going.

Millie is much better about meeting other dogs on our walks when she's by herself. She's a pleasant little girl who may not be all happy-bouncy-let's-play right off the bat but she can greet appropriately.

Maggie is a cranky lil grump*ss and likely always will be. She doesn't like having her space invaded and must control everyone and everything within her kingdom (which exists anywhere within her hearing range). She is getting better about listening to 'leave it' about other dogs and is small enough I can drag her away from any incident.
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I knew if our three were going to successfully meet Bentley, we had to set them up for success!

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We walked their little paws off Saturday morning!

A tired dog is a happy, well-behaved dog. We walked them in familiar territory early in the day, then again in a new-to-them area so their noses and brains would get a workout as well. They were happy and engaged and curious.

The shelter at the best of times can be an intimidating place for animals and we have experience with how our kids act when we visit there. We were fortunate to get a staff member who was willing to make it the best meeting possible for everyone and helped us work it out so our kids weren't freaked out by all the sights and smells and sounds.

While it was not love-at-first-sight for Bub and Maggie with Bentley, Millie met him politely then went about her business sniffing out other things. Bentley was such a pleasant boy and nice and polite, either ignoring the others or sniffing them up and taking their queues to heart when told to 'back off'. We all felt the meeting went well and we got the stamp of approval from the staff!

Ben became our fourth kid, and we couldn't be happier.


We kept him leashed and attached to our hip, literally, all Saturday and most of Sunday, so we could monitor his location and keep an eye on everyone as they figured out how to get along. Ben has a big pillow to himself for now, and the girls huddled together on the other pillow, keeping an eye on him. Bub followed me around as I took the pictures, which is why he's not in these shots. I expect he will make himself at home with Ben on the round pillow soon enough and will endear himself to his big brother quickly!


We replaced the leash Sunday evening with a smaller softer 'grab' leash that doesn't make a racket as Ben moves around the house (his proper leash has a poo bag holder attached, and a swivel hook to attach to our pants as needed). It's just a soft white length of rope and as soon as we put it on Ben and let him move around, always within our sight, Bubbie figured out a new game to play.


It's hard to see, but Bub has figured out that he can grab Ben's grab leash and pull on it and Ben will follow him. He's walking his own brother!
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The boys are getting along pretty well. There's boxing and wrasslin'.. always within our sight and always supervised.

Maggie, queen of the universe, does not like the wrasslin' and stalks around grumbling about it because
1) no one asked her permission to wrassle
2) they're making too much noise
3) they're not wrasslin' with HER
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That's my girl!

Millie will bark because she hears Maggie fussin' and barkin' but seems to feel ok about Ben being a part of the family.

There's about a one month honeymoon period when you bring a new dog home where they are the bestest, sweetest, how-did-you-live-without-them-before dog you ever did see. And then they get comfortable and like any relationship, things gets REAL LOL we'll see how that goes. For now, this is what we know:

Ben appears to be a terrier/poodle mix, and between 7 and 8 years old.
*We've decided his birthday is in October since we have no real date, so now his birthday is the same week as Maggie, Millie, and Bubbie.

Ben has chronic dry-eye and will likely be on cyclosporin the rest of his life.
* We are unfortunately familiar with this, as this is the same condition Millie has, and she's also on this medicine for the rest of her life.
**edited to add this link on chronic dry eye..**
dachsie.org/vbb/showthread.ph
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Ben's a few pounds over-weight.
* Millie takes after her mama and is also fluffy, so we all three will work on our weight issue together!

Ben has been through the shelter system three different times now.
* We are his last forever family, with all the power of my being I swear it.

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GAYLEP67 4/16/2013 10:57PM

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family, Candy! Bentley is terribly cute and I'm glad the other kids are playing nice. Absolutely love that he gives emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 4/16/2013 1:20PM

    LOL! Love the intro! We have 4 cats, 2 dogs, 2 rats and a Beta fish.

Do we qualify as animal horders?

Me thinks yes!

You are in good company!

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MSJESSPDX 4/16/2013 12:48PM

    I love this! And I love how much love you guys have for pups! Thanks for sharing this fabulous slice of your life! emoticon

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JOANIEBUG46 4/16/2013 11:00AM

    Fantastic!

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IMIN2GENES 4/16/2013 9:41AM

    They are all adorable! Sounds like a wonderful new addition to the family!
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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 4/16/2013 7:33AM

   
Candy, your little hairies are beautiful and so spoiled

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BARBARAWEBSTER 4/16/2013 3:40AM

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KAYDE53 4/16/2013 12:34AM

    He is sooo cute!! Congrats on the new addition! Loved looking at all the furbabies; you have a lovely group!! emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/15/2013 8:52PM

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Welcome Bentley to the family! I love the pictures and your update! I'm not sure if I'm happier for Bentley or for you and Bill? And I LOVE that Bubbie can walk Ben...how CUTE!!!

I don't think you've crossed the line to wack-a-do yet... you are able to care for thos furry babies who really need a good home.

I thank you for being one of the caring people who can and does give so much to your non-human families as well as contribute to a better life for so many other furry friends.

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GOOZLEBEAR 4/15/2013 8:32PM

    I absolutely love all your furbabies and they are so fortunate to have you!!!! Congratulations on the new little guy!!!!

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PARASELENIC 4/15/2013 6:42PM

    What a lucky dog to be a part of such a wonderful family. Personally, I'm shocked that you're able to keep your animal count so low-- if I volunteered like you did, I would have a serious animal problem... wouldn't be able to walk out of the agency without a new pup!

Please keep us updated as to how things are going!

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REALLY_ROBIN 4/15/2013 3:08PM

  Welcome, Ben! That's so exciting! And I'm so glad everyone is getting along so far!

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FEISTYOWL 4/15/2013 3:07PM

    The dog universe is lucky to have you!! Congrats on the new member!

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PIXIEMOM13 4/15/2013 2:52PM

    Aww congratulations on the new fur-baby! :D

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GAYEMC 4/15/2013 2:47PM

    OMG Candy! Next you'll be opening your own shelter, lol. He's a cutie! I also looked up Mary Jane, glad she got a forever home.

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IRISHBEANERGAL 4/15/2013 2:46PM

    Congrats on the new addition to the family!

~Irish

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GINGERHAWK 4/15/2013 2:30PM

    LOVE this story and the happy ending - giving a forever home to a pet at a shelter is such an incredible feeling, isn't it? We adopted our cat, Saber, in October and I've been working on the hubby for another pet. We'll see how it goes! Congrats on the newest family member!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 4/15/2013 2:06PM

    Oh I'm in love with them all. Your fur babies are adorable. I've got my fingers crossed that all goes well. Please keep us posted!

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KATE620 4/15/2013 1:45PM

    Congratulations on your new addition! Your pups are adorable :)

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Sharing a blog..

Monday, April 08, 2013

In my opinion, this blog needs to be read by many of us.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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Plynsn316 just laid it all out there, shared her efforts on her journey, and most of all, shared the fact that she's still going. "And I continue." is one of my favorite lines of the blog.

Go. Read. Think about the fact that if you're struggling, as I am, you're not alone.
I really appreciate her story and her efforts.

I'm down, but not out. I continue as well.
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SEABREEZE64 4/10/2013 7:54AM

    Thanks for posting.

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PIXIEMOM13 4/9/2013 4:35PM

    OMG Candy, her story could be mine (well, except for the all girls college part)..but defining myself as "the smart one", etc...

Thanks so much for sharing this!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 4/9/2013 12:38PM

    I read. Now YOU go back read my comment to her!! I nearly freaking wrote a blog on her comment page!! I hope I did not scare her.

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But it really touched me and I really know that you both can do this!!

XOXO

Take care and be well!

-Michelle

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MSJESSPDX 4/9/2013 10:01AM

    I'm glad you shared this--her blog totally resonated with me, too! I love SP, I really, really do!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 4/9/2013 9:16AM

    I like knowing I'm not alone. Thanks!

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WALKAWAY 4/8/2013 11:42PM

    Thanks for sharing the blog Candy. I may just be plodding along, but I'm still moving. emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 4/8/2013 9:30PM

    Thanks for sharing! How did you know I needed that?
Chris


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GAYEMC 4/8/2013 4:58PM

    Great blog, thanx for sharing Candy! I'm not giving up!

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PARASELENIC 4/8/2013 1:20PM

    Plod. Plod. Plod. Plod.

*stumble*

Plod. Plod. Plod. Step. Skip. Run.

*crash*

Plod. Plod. Plod.

So dang lucky to get to continue with you.

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