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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Too much time has passed.

A lot of badness has happened.

The dark has been difficult to see through.

Just taking it one step at a time and making an effort to come back here to at least check in.

Hope everyone is well.

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HONEYBEA 7/11/2014 5:52PM

    Hope things turn around for you soon.

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DAISYBELLEKIA 7/11/2014 4:45PM

    I am so sorry to hear that you've been going through a rough time :( Hang in there, and know that you have people in your life who love you. Focus on the good things in your life :)

If you need a picker upper, visit one of my favorite sites for when I'm down...lovemeow.com

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MEXGAL1 7/10/2014 10:53AM

    So sorry you are having a tough time.
Sending you many hugs.

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TWESTEN1 7/9/2014 5:54PM

    Sweet girl - you are precious and it will get better. I'm glad you're digging your way out of the darkness. Lean on your family and friends... that's what we're all here for. Sending positive thoughts, hugs & love your way.

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    I'm also sending you positive thoughts. You know I care about you. I don't want you to ever suffer. emoticon

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LEIGHWOMAN 7/9/2014 1:37PM

    Thinking of you. Hope the skies clear soon!

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_RAMONA 7/9/2014 11:53AM

    Oh my dear friend! You and yours remain in my thoughts and prayers... know that there is a community here by your side that can help bear your darkness, and stand beside you as you struggle to make sense of it all.

May your every day be all you need it to be. May an all abiding peace fill your thoughts, rule in your dreams each night, and conquer all your fears. May God manifest himself in ways you have never before experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your cares be lifted.

MAY GOD ABUNDANTLY BLESS YOU, and those you love, in every way that you require. May he hold you gently in the palm of his hand in a very personal way, and may you rest in the fullness of his love, his grace, his strength, his wisdom, his rescue, his redemption, his healing, his inspiration, his restoration and his mercy as you require it! May you carry in your heart always an extra special awareness of God's great love for you, may you feel his sweet and gentle touch upon your life, and may you see his miracles all around you. Amen!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}}

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/9/2014 11:24AM

    I've been thinking of you and was about to email because of the recent world news and your parents being there. I just heard some interviews on the radio from citizens in different cities; some are so used to the strikes, they don't even take cover. Other cities, they scream and run for shelter. Terrifying, but even more terrifying how the U.S. has turned its back on that country. Not to get into politics here.

Sorry to read about your darkness. I'm here if you need a shoulder. Big hug and please take care.

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BERKCHIK 7/9/2014 10:45AM

    honest. courageous. one small act that you're ready for is all you need for today. so, hang in there.

thinking of you.

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29 - busy Sunday

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kitty with a terrible dog bite on her foot emoticon

German shepherd with a very deep laceration on her foot caused by sheet metal, severing important tendons and ligaments emoticon

A puppy with a broken femur emoticon

A dog with bloat after eating 1.5 pounds of frozen, unrisen bread dough (which was literally rising in his warm, moist stomach) emoticon

Great, crazy day!

NSV - went to the gym before work despite trying to convince myself that I would totally go AFTER work...

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MEXGAL1 7/1/2014 5:51PM

    Great job on getting to the workout.

wow, too funny and a bit sad about the animals you treat.

love hearing about it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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CONFUSEDBIRD 7/1/2014 1:57PM

    Sounded busy!

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PHEBESS 6/30/2014 7:19PM

    I couldn't do your job, but am so thankful for caring vets like you!!!!

(DH had a friend in college who, to win a bet, ate something like several POUNDS of cream cheese. Then started rolling on the floor moaning. The frat brothers thought he might die, so they took him to the closest dr to their college in rural VA - a vet! Guy was diagnosed with animal bloatation, LOL!)

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    Oh my!! Sounds like a rough day. I hope everyone has a speedy recovery. Including you. LOL.

Good job on the gym!

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WOUBBIE 6/30/2014 9:22AM

    I couldn't do your job!

Excellent job on the NSV!

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JEANNIE-BEAN21 6/30/2014 3:19AM

    good job for going to the gym before work !!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/29/2014 11:49PM

    Wow, what do you do for the bloat? Yikes! And that poor little puppy. It must be heartbreaking to see all this, but rewarding to be able to help.

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27/28 - gym isn't so bad

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I've gone to the gym every work day for the last few days. Nothing happened - I survived each day, the apocalypse didn't arrive, a meteor didn't hit...I guess I can get up a bit early and not suffer too much, lol.

I used the reclining bike today and it felt good on my butt! But I'm probably going to have to go even earlier because I think I need to give myself time to rinse off before work, otherwise I worry about getting too sweaty and I'm not pushing myself so much.

Not much to report...off to read some blogs :)

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CONFUSEDBIRD 7/1/2014 1:55PM

    Good to hear!

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PHEBESS 6/29/2014 10:01PM

    YAY! Congrats!!!

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WOUBBIE 6/29/2014 1:27PM

    Good for you! I love that you're ironing out the details and making it all work!

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MEXGAL1 6/29/2014 9:58AM

    You go girl!!!
So very proud of you as I know it's not your favorite thing to do. Hopefully you are feeling really positive that you are out there doing it for yourself.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/29/2014 9:51AM

    Good for you! Wonder if it has affected your day, doing early gym stuff.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/28/2014 10:08PM

    You are being a very good girl!

My husband was talking to me today about people at work so I talked about you. LOL. I saw a tiny kitty stranded next to an interstate ramp and a kind man trying to rescue it. Love people like this!!!

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MCFITZ2 6/28/2014 9:56PM

    Good choices. emoticon

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Work was great. Tomorrow is a day off and then back to work Saturday-Thursday (OUCH). I had some "difficult" clients today (aka FRUSTRATING). One lady came in just to check if her MALE DOG was neutered (our clinic neutered him 1 year ago so we have a surgery report) and then kept asking me if I'm sure! UGH. I finally told her: "I know a testicle when I feel one, and I don't feel one". That shut her up. She wanted me to check because he was mounting her intact female.

Well, I told her...we can check her progesterone to see if she might be pregnant - DECLINED. Or...we can go ahead and spay her and then a) if she's pregnant it is no longer a problem and b) if she isn't pregnant, it won't be a problem in the future! - DECLINED. Or...you can wait another month and see if she has puppies. UGH. So why did you come to see me if you won't let me do what I need to do to check??? OH, AND THE MALE MOUNTING HER IS NEUTERED!!!!

So then we got into a "you should spay her" discussion. Nope, we want puppies. OH. OK. Yes, let's make MORE PIT BULL PUPPIES so that we can continue to euthanize TENS OF THOUSANDS of pit bulls every year because there are more pits than can be adopted out! It seriously angers me that people are so clueless and selfish. People just don't understand that thousands of pits are euthanized every week all over the U.S.

I saw a guy today with 13 chihuahuas and he plans to continue to breed them. They are not AKC registered. They have no history of good health. They are simply your run-of-the-mill chis that are being COMPLETELY OVERBRED. Yes, please do continue to breed them. Let's get a couple of PDA's in there, a few luxating patellas, some collapsing tracheas...keep on keepin' on.

Now, the fact is, I love reproduction and breeding...of good lines. Good, responsible breeders have a place in perpetuating strong, healthy lines. That is true. A good breeder has homes for their puppies MANY litters in advance. A good breeder does not continue to breed needlessly. A good breeder cares about their line and is proud of it. There is nothing wrong with purebreds. You are not evil if you buy from a breeder...but PLEASE, do your homework, because 90% of them are backyard breeders. If the price of a purebred is too good to be true, it probably is!

So please, please, please don't breed your dog because you think it'd be "fun" to have puppies. They aren't fun. They stink and poop all over and they cost a lot of money to feed and keep healthy. Not to mention your intact female who is at higher risk for ovarian/uterine/mammary cancer.

Regarding cats - that's just a given. For the love of everything sacred...SNIP, SNIP. I had a client bring in an OUTDOOR tomcat with a bite wound. So first off, he's at higher risk for having FIV/FeLV/FIP...congratulations. Also, he's breeding like a FIEND out there, so that's another, oh...couple of thousand of kittens a year that male is producing? Congrats. Their reason for not neutering? They want to breed him. UGH. I told them to go out of their house, catch a stray, feral kitten, and call it good, because it is probably his. It'd be like shooting fish in a barrel.

I had another guy tell me he didn't neuter his male dog because he thought that "every man should know what it means to be a father" and he doesn't want to "steal that experience" from his DOG.


SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PET (and some humans)!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 7/1/2014 1:51PM

    LOL OMG!!!! My female dog that was spayed at 6 months old loves humping. She just loves humping that is all. People are not very bright are they. Every man should know how it feels to be a father. As if, 2 months later they remember, oh ya this is the result of that...

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WOUBBIE 6/29/2014 11:50AM

    OMG! Maybe you should have used the explanation that, for instance, male humans who have had vasectomies can still have sex. Who'da thought?

My niece has a rescued pit and she's a real booster for the breed, but her darling Lucy is spayed!

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MEXGAL1 6/28/2014 7:13PM

    That was one of the first things we did with our two adopted street dogs. It's just so selfish to not do it. Here in Mexico it is heartbreaking seeing all the street dogs. Mexicans do not neuter their animals. And this is even when many of us give to an organization that spay and neuter your pet for free if you are Mexican. I walk by one house on my morning walk where the dog had one litter after another and the puppies are turned out in the street. Makes me crazy!

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IMAVISION 6/27/2014 2:31PM

    Why not print out copies of this blog & hand it out to all the pet owners you come into contact with?

The message "thousands of pits are euthanized every week all over the U.S." would be enough for this gal to spay or neuter pets if we had any.

I don't think people mean to be heartless, rather it is a matter of ignorance & your blog would go a long way in educating folks on an important issue.

Rejoice in the knowledge that God made us & loves us as we are!

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QUERIDAANA 6/27/2014 12:40PM

    Thank you for your informative report.

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    OMG!! I'm sickened! It's amazing how ridiculously stupid some people can be.

I don't get why people want to bred pitbulls. My friend works in a shelter and they seldom get adopted. Some places have ordinances against them. The people who bred them up need their butts kicked. If they want a pitbull they can get one at the shelter. I read somewhere that over half of dogs in shelters are pitbulls. I feel sorry for them. I actually thought about volunteering at the shelter until I heard this bit of depressing info. Tons of poor dogs euthanized because no one wants them. It makes me sick.

The same with cats. They don't get adopted much either. Plus feral cats don't live that long in the wild in my area either like these idiots think.

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2014TODAY 6/27/2014 8:42AM

    Well said. I'm grinning about your last line. But the rest of what you describe... Sigh.
I often feel quite sad about the ways I see peopl deal with their pets.

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KICK-SS 6/27/2014 1:25AM

    In 100% agreement with you!! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/27/2014 12:32AM

    I so agree!

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25/26 - the damage

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I finally got up the courage to get on the scale and measure the damage I've made in the last few months that I've been inconsistent: 4.4 pounds gained. I'm back up to 186.8. Time to make that number go down.

I went to the gym yesterday and it felt great. I meant to lift weights because I'm worried about my ankle, but the Argentina-Nigeria game was on...so I watched that. I'm pretty excited about it because Argentina is my team and they are doing so great!

I am now headed to the gym again - got up at 5:40, but I really should be getting up at 5:30 to leave at 6:30. Heck, at least I'm up. Tomorrow I don't work so I won't go to the gym since it is next to work and 30 miles away. I guess if I can muster 5:30 wake-ups on work days, I can use my days off to be my rest days. Today I'll work on upper body.

Food was really good yesterday until I realized I had no food at home and I worked late. It was 8:30 at night and I needed dinner. I had a Carl's junior burger (no bun, no sauce) the low-carb style + sweet potato fries. There is probably some breading in the burger and the fries are probably made in peanut oil...but there it is. It's done. I maybe do that twice a year, so I'm not worried about it.

It's gloomy and rainy since yesterday evening...gotta love Oregon. It looks like 69 and rain tomorrow (my day off), which I don't terribly mind. I'll enjoy snuggle time with the dogs!

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DAISYBELLEKIA 6/28/2014 12:23AM

    My sister lives in Oregon, and I love to visit her. The weather up in Portland is my kind of weather! Here in Sacramento it's hot and dry during the summer. Bleah!

It's great that you're exercising again :) It's only failure if you give up and quit trying. emoticon

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CINDYT63 6/26/2014 2:35PM

    Good for you for facing reality. Especially when you know it's not good news. The good news is-your on it!
I live in Oregon too-lovin this summer weather!

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BELLA_DANI3 6/26/2014 2:23PM

    Ooo! You live in Oregon! I've never been and have wanted to come out there to do a bunch of shopping!

But keep up the good work! A little gain is ok as long as you get right back on track! I've been going up and down and up and down. I would like a consistent down...but that's really all up to me!

Keep on goin!!!


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WOUBBIE 6/26/2014 12:42PM

    A few challenges, but lots of positives! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 6/26/2014 12:05PM

    Glad that you realize you need to get back on track - good for you. Keep pushing. I'm sitting here watch the USA game - The World Cup is so exciting!

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MEXGAL1 6/26/2014 11:38AM

    so glad that you got to the gym...awesome!
Keep on keeping on!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/26/2014 10:01AM

    I have not weighed in a while and dread it. I hope I have lost at least something but the main thing is I have conquered the habit of wanting to eat all the time and I am not eating after 6:45 P.M.

So glad you made it to the gym! I am trying to ease back into exercise and am at least succeeding on some days.

We don't have a Carl's here. Probably for the best. We don't have very many fast food places that would tempt me which is good. LOL.

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/26/2014 9:43AM

    I'm usually not interested in soccer, but today am excited that the U.S. is playing. Am going to try to catch part of it. Have a good day.

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