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Praying to end my dogless days!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'm chronically ill and I still live with my parents. My Dad justly worries about me. I may not be rich but I won't starve as I have a very small disability pension.

I want to get a ChiHuaHua puppy but my Dad won't hear of it. This is bcoz he's worried that the Chi's claws will damage my fistula (arm access that enables dialysis). But I told him that I will clip his/her claws dilligently, but he still won't hear of it!

I am praying that one day he will relent and let me get a Chi pup!

  
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HAKAPES 5/29/2013 8:42AM

    Sounds like this doggy would be a good company for you!
Is he worried about any dog, or this breed in particular?


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MISSDAISY23 5/28/2013 10:38PM

    As a parent, he will be worried about you. In my opinion, all pets need attention and if they do not get enough, you will have to face the consequences.

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LYN-EDWY 5/28/2013 7:42PM

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MISSCUS 5/28/2013 6:43PM

    Paco just became my daily companion at his young age of 8 weeks old.... Paco learned from a very early age, 5 weeks to use the doggy door and go outside to potty. He also knew what the word "NO" means. He is happy just being my companion. He has never been a problem. He has never been a nuisance. He has never chewed up anything, he has never scratched me.
Cats usually only scratch when being handled. They don't just reach out and scratch you without being provoked. They put out their claws when they are being handled, mainly to try to hang on to you. They fear falling when being picked up. I have learned how to pick them up to prevent this. I have two very sweet and very well behaved cats. Even though they are well behaved, I have still gotten scratched when it comes time to handle them and was because I handled them wrong. Then I learned how to handle them.
Chihuahua's can be trained not to bark. Paco rarely barks, only usually during playtime with DH, never barks at me.
DOGS THAT ARE TRUE COMPANIONS TO THEIR HUMAN ARE WELL BEHAVED ANIMALS. It's the dogs that are left to themselves without companionship that become a nuisance and have destructive behaviors. That's just a fact.

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BARCLE 5/28/2013 4:40PM

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BUTTERFLYMAJIC 5/28/2013 2:17PM

    I have three chi's. Just keep the nails trimmed or you can get soft caps for the nails. And you can teach them not to scratch you.
They are also good for your health. Happy people live longer life's too. Also dogs are very calming.

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LUCINDARW 5/28/2013 11:36AM

    I don't know about that breed but I have a yorkie and he is a good boy. I imagine it is the way you handle them and train them. He is my compaion and friend we spend most of the time together and requires very little exercise. Good luck and hope your Father will come around soon so you to can enjoy a little one.

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KARENCRANER 5/28/2013 10:19AM

    Awwww. I truly believe that a puppy has healing powers! emoticon

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SAMMIESMOM13 5/28/2013 9:03AM

    I can tell these folks don't know chi's and perhaps only have heard the "yappy, snappy" stories. Other than feeding and potty chi's are easy care and love nothing more than to cuddle on your lap or next to you. Perfect for invalids really. Their idea of heaven is to spend the day, every day in bed with you! LOL. Is there any way you could cover the fistula somehow? Also you could use doggie booties. I have them for mine to go out into the cold but you could train it to just live in them. Just a thought. Then they couldn't scratch if they wanted to.
BTW, cat scratches can be very bad, even a minor one. They can have bad germs. My daughter got a terrible infection and ended up in hospital for a week from a minor scratch. Staph infection. In all my years with dogs and chihuahuas I've never been scratched. Dogs really don't do that, but your dad has a right to be worried.

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GAYLLYNNE 5/28/2013 7:01AM

    Both dogs and cats have claws and cats can be worse. I would suggest getting a little bit older dog that is already trained. It's rare that dogs scratch their owners and there is something you can put on their nails called "soft paws". It's like a plastic covering that will make it difficult for them to scratch anything. Why not contact chihuahua rescue? There are lots of them across the US!

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/28/2013 5:53AM

    Your dad does have a point. Dogs can be very energetic and can chew at anything they can get a hold of. So, I understand his concern. Also, taking care of a dog takes a lot of effort. Dogs, like some people, require a lot of attention. And if you don't give them that attention, they get into trouble. People get frustrated when dogs don't act the way they think they should. They are dogs. They require training. All dogs need to be trained.

Have you read about the breed ? Do you know how long it takes to socialize them ? We assume that just because a dog is cute, they must be sweet and adorable too. Not so. Some dog breeds can be a nuisance if not properly trained.

This website will provide some info.

http://www.vetstreet.com/do
gs/chihuahua

How about a cat ? Cats are independent and pretty low maintenance.


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No more excuses!!!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

That's it! Time to start the old exercise program!

Osteo or no osteo, I've been idle too long! Time to start exercising again! I don't care if it IS hot out! Discipline is the name to the game! No more excuses!

I'll start with brisk walking for today, and do a DVD or 2 some time this weekend!

Well, I will report back when I've done it! Hold me accountable, ok, girls!?

  
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FATHINSN 5/28/2013 8:51PM

    WooHoo, that's the spirit to move on!

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STRONGERLEANER 5/27/2013 6:56PM

    Hope your work-outs are going well!
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SAMMIESMOM13 5/24/2013 10:35PM

    OK, we're watching! LOL. emoticon

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EOWYN2424 5/23/2013 9:17AM

    Went for a 40 minute walk today, worked up a sweat and met up with an old 4-legged friend, Jay the Siberian Husky!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/23/2013 8:10AM

    Good for you! You got this. Baby steps every day to get yourself into the routine!

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JSTETSER 5/23/2013 6:11AM

    Go girl go!
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I procrastinate waaaaay too much!!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Don't you ever wish you had more than one pair of hands? I do, all the time! I often wish all my needlework projects will just finish themselves! But then, where is the fun in that!? The fun is in the doing! Only, I also often wish I could sew and crochet faster!

The other thing is : my procrastination! I really, really need to have more discipline. But I only do needlework when I'm in the mood! I just can't wait to wear my lace shawl! But I need to complete it first! It's motif work, really boring! Sigh! It would be sooo beautiful when finished! I will bring it to the dialysis center from now on so I can work on it while waiting for my sessions!

  
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LALMEIDA 5/16/2013 12:28PM

  I procrastinate too! You are not alone in this. emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/15/2013 10:06PM

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Dear, probably 90% of us have
the Procrastination Gene !
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At least you DO have a hobby to keep
your hands distracted. And such
Beautiful treasures when you are through
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Hope you had a Wonderful Wednesday
Have a Thrilling Thursday !

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! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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MISSDAISY23 5/15/2013 2:27PM

    I can't wait to see your lace shawl when you are done with it. emoticon

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KARENCRANER 5/15/2013 11:27AM

    Can't wait to see the shawl!

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WUNMURRA 5/15/2013 3:12AM

    I have a leaflet somewhere about identifying and avoiding the outfalls of procrastination - must get around to reading that emoticon

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EOWYN2424 5/14/2013 10:33PM

    You don't say! I'm a perfectionist too!

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UMBILICAL 5/14/2013 10:26PM

  Perfectionists (like me) often do this because they want to make sure they are "perfect" when the act.

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Yay! I've completed it!!!

Thursday, May 09, 2013



These are the wrist warmers I was making for a friend. She was really pleased with it, said she'll wear it to cold places like the cinema! She bought the yarn and I bought the needle and crocheted them!

What do you think? Should I turn pro and start charging for my services? LOL!

  
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MISSDAISY23 5/14/2013 3:15PM

    Wow! Great job! You have talent and it is a good idea to do it for a living.

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FEMISLIM 5/12/2013 1:51PM

    Wow! Good job!!!!

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LARISSA238 5/11/2013 2:34PM

    Very pretty! You did a great job!

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KARENCRANER 5/10/2013 11:06AM

    I like the different weaves!

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SAMMIESMOM13 5/10/2013 10:38AM

    They are just lovely. I wish I could order some! :)

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KELLIEBEAN 5/10/2013 9:27AM

    Pretty! Could be a nice side business!

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CHICA_BORICUA 5/10/2013 7:23AM

  can you do headbands that looks like those?

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GAYLLYNNE 5/10/2013 7:17AM

    Beautiful color. You did a great job!

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DJ4HEALTH 5/10/2013 12:33AM

    I think that you should charge for them and try to sell them because it will give you more money to get what you need and maybe if you make enough then you can also get your own place.

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JANELMARIESTAR 5/9/2013 11:33PM

    I think they look beautiful. Your an artist. Go for it I think many would buy your stuff if they saw your work! emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/9/2013 11:21PM

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NICE - pretty color too
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Hope you had a Thrilling Thursday !
Have a Fabulous Friday !

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CORTNEY-LEE 5/9/2013 11:05PM

    those are very nice and look very cozy!!!

I think making things and selling them would be a great idea! You have a lot of talent!

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Lot's of orders for me!!!!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

My Mom wants me to crochet her something! She hasn't decided what yet. Either a hat or a pair of wrist warmers. She's already bought me the yarn (5 balls of a beautiful medium multi-colour pinkish shade) and now she's making up her mind what to ask me to make for her.

Then there's the lace shawl I'm crocheting for myself, the wrist warmers I'm crocheting for a friend. And the 2 or 3 cross-stitch projects I'm in the midst of! Then there are also projects I'm just waiting to start! I just have to finish my existing projects first before starting anything new, or I won't finish anything!!!!

Sigh! I wish I had 10 pairs of hands!!! Ever feel that way?

  
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FATHINSN 5/8/2013 3:02AM

    If you have 10 pair of hands, you have more than a spider, hehe.
Wow, quite a lot of projects, keep you busy! Well, you enjoy those projects so at least, you're not doing something you hate :D

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/5/2013 7:55PM

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Must be nice to have such talent
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Not to mention the personal
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I have GOT to learn to do those
If nothing else, but to keep my
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FEMISLIM 5/3/2013 12:37PM

    great that you are busy. That is positive and it takes one's mnd from negative things.

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MISSDAISY23 5/2/2013 8:46PM

    Oh gosh! I know the feeling!

Can you do it in the order you receive them? I hope this helps.

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KKKAREN 5/2/2013 6:10AM

    yes, I'm into quilltling and can't stop until I get it finished. I don't sleep well at night thinking about the next step!

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MINNESOTAMAG 5/1/2013 10:25PM

    Often! But it sounds like the end results will be really beautiful!

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STRONGERLEANER 5/1/2013 9:35PM

    I often feel that way!

Make sure you post pictures when you finish the items. I would love to see them, especially the shawl!
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