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New addition to my household

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The last couple weeks have been so lonely and sad here without my little boy, Venture. I know it will be a while before I get another dog, especially since I have to take the carpet out and refinish my floors. Today, though, I did get a new fur baby for my household. I adopted a 5-year-old cat. He got here and checked out everywhere in the house and very much where my dogs were. I don't know what his past with dogs was, but he is very loving and after a couple hours checking out the house (and wanting to check the basement out) he hopped in my lap and gave me kisses and head bonks. It did seem like he was looking for the dogs, so I hope he will be a cat that likes to be around dogs.

So I now have someone to talk to and to give love too. I will still miss my dogs, though. I hope I can get another in a few months to take on walks with me.

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SAMMIESMOM13 12/20/2012 11:08AM

    Your Christmas gift. :) Merry Christmas and lots of love from Kitty.

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MOM2ACAT 12/17/2012 4:44PM

    emoticon Congrats on your new fur baby!

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PAMNANGEL 12/17/2012 2:30AM

    I've always said when the time is right, the right animal will come along!

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/16/2012 11:08PM

    emoticon emoticon can be very loving and cuddly. Make sure to post pictures!

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Saddest Day

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I don't know how I can continue right now. Today I had to send my Venture to the Bridge as the cancer had gotten bad enough he couldn't get up and move around, not even to come over by me. He didn't want to leave me and fought to get down at the vet's. He was the last of my dogs and now I am completely alone in this house. I don't have any familybut Fancy, who is out in Bennett, and the few friends I have have families to be with.

I will always love my animal family. I just wish they didn't have to leave so early.

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IZZYBEBOP 12/20/2012 10:43AM

    So sorry for your loss. In the last 3 years I've lost a cat and a dog, so I know how hard it can be. After losing Gidget emoticon in April '09 we finally adopted two from a shelter that November. After losing Cinderella, our 12-year-old female Blue Heeler to cancer in August this year, it was really hard. DH has always had a dog, so he started looking for pups. They are really hard to find, but we eventually did and brought home a 5-1/2 week old Blue Heeler. It certainly helps to fill the emptiness, especially since children have moved on.
I hope you find a way to eventually get another dog.

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SAMMIESMOM13 12/7/2012 10:45AM

    There are no words. I know how it feels. They are our family. I am so sorry to hear this.

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MOM2ACAT 12/5/2012 3:58PM

    emoticon I am so sorry; I remember how I felt when I had to send my cat Daisy to The Bridge 12 years ago because of cancer.

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BATCHICK 12/5/2012 11:43AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you gave Venture a great life!

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KELSEY54 12/5/2012 7:18AM

    My thoughts are with you at this sad time, you have a very large caring family with Sparkfriends.
Laura. emoticon

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USMAWIFE 12/4/2012 11:02PM

    emoticon So sorry to hear this Praying you will know he is truly at peace and hopefully with time you might find another pet to love

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CARAFAE37 12/4/2012 9:58PM

    This brings tears to my eye! I am so sorry :(

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BECKYSFRIEND 12/4/2012 9:58PM

    emoticon our pets are very special

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    I am sooo sorry. I remember when or Roxy got her second round of cancer. We had all moved out of the house & Mom called us to the house to day our good byes. 15 yrs later I still miss her.

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Church Dinner (also sad news)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today we had our Thanksgiving dinner at church. Potluck with mostly potatoes, gravy, turkey and ham. And desserts, of course. I made scalloped potatoes for my main dish I provided, which went amazingly well. I also took two sugar free things because some of us should not be eating those sugar-laden things. I had a crustless pumpkin cheesecake and some cranberry relish. It was the only cranberry, so that went pretty well. A couple of us liked my cheesecake. I still ended up eating too much, but I did better than other years. And I stuck with a little of my cheesecake for dessert and stayed away from those brownies that looked sooooo good.

On a sad end, I found out that my dog has advanced cancer. He is on some anti-inflammatory meds and I have gotten him some liver supplement to hopefully get some of the fluid retention gone, but I am afraid that he doesn't have much time. I almost lost him 6 years ago, but the Lord allowed me to keep him then. I am not really ready to lose him now. I am not sure what I will do without my last little guy. It will be so lonely here all alone.

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SAMMIESMOM13 11/19/2012 10:38PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I know what it is like to loose a special friend. There is nothing like the love we receive from our fur-babies. I keep more than one, various ages, since I just can not be without them. I hope you will have the strength to do what you have to when the time comes so your baby doesn't suffer. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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MOM2ACAT 11/19/2012 4:56PM

    emoticon I'm sorry about your dog. I lost an almost 18 year old cat to cancer about 12 years ago; I still cry when I think of her last day. I will send up prayers for you.

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DANLIN60 11/19/2012 11:32AM

    Fancyqtr I know what you are going through as I have been there a few times. It is such a sad time in our life because they gave us so much happiness.

I agree hopefully you will open your heart again to love another little fur annimal.

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USMAWIFE 11/18/2012 10:07PM

    Sending prayers for your dog and emoticon for you

You are in my prayers

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CAT-IN-CJ 11/18/2012 9:35PM

    We just lost our 19 year old cat. My little Yorkie (Bad Leroy Brown) is 7 years old and I absolutely dread the thought of facing what you are now going through.

I know that God can fill the empty spot that will be left once your little guy is gone. Hopefully the time will come soon when you can open your heart to another fur-kid.

The unconditional love that they give is such a constant reminder of God's love for us and how He yearns to have us with Him.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

It seems that everywhere near here the Oktoberfest is in September, not October. I don't know if it is that way in Germany or not. This weekend I found out they had it in Parker. Mostly it was a craft and business sales show, but they did have some German dancers and German band that I enjoyed watching and listening to. I had not been to an Oktoberfest for years, so it was enjoyable to go to it. They also had Brats and one place even had German Potato Salad, which is hard to find around here (the potato salad, not the Brats), so I did have to splurge and have some of it.

On the way to the Oktoberfest there was a booth still open at the farmers market in Parker where the guy sold only heirloom vegetables (mainly tomatoes). Now I have found I like tomatoes if they are in a sauce, sliced on a sandwich or cooked with seasonings and usually melted cheese. The man handed me a taste of one of his tomatoes, though, and it was so sweet that I bought one of them (couldn't afford more as they were $2 each). I have never had so sweet and flavorful a tomato, even with growing my own tomatoes.

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LINOVER 9/17/2012 3:42PM

    I love tomatoes but have never had an heirloom tomato. I will have to look for them.
Sounds like you had a nice time at Oktoberfest. Like you, however, I thought they were always in October.

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NWLIFESRC 9/17/2012 1:40PM

    Trying to get to that point of eating just a tomato

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The Bible Through History

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Today I went to The Bible Through History tour, which was very iinteresting. They had information on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the different translations of the Bible through history. One man spoke about the translations in England and the first Bible printed in the United States. There were Bibles from throughout history to see and two early English Bibles we got to hold and look through (I looked at the Geneva Bible from about 1563. The King James Version he had was from around 100 years later. (The first birth recorded in that Bible -- a family Bible -- was in the 1680s). There was a lecture on Noah through Moses that showed where different people lived in the Old Testament.

I think that anyone interested in history might enjoy this tour if it is in your area.

On the way to the tour I left early and did a little looking around at a couple bead shops and found some pretty jasper to make some things with and also some charms that I haven't seen in Denver. I have never seen the red, Apple Jasper before. The trip ended up pretty expensive, but I am going to try to do a craft show in November, so I need things to get the jewelry made for that part of my table.

It wasn't a very good eating day. I had a sandwich for a late breakfast before starting out and got sick on that, so only had some not so great for me snacks because I was afraid of getting sick again. On the way home I got a small McDonald's cheeseburger and a flavored coffee to keep me awake for the drive. I shouldn't have worried about the awake part because it was the time of night I usually can't fall asleep anyway.

For those who can, please pray that I can find a place to keep Fancy at that I can afford and that I can make some money with my jewelry and crafts to help suplement my disability income. The thought of losing Fancy to someone who will just have her killed is killing me. Thanks.

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SUNSET09 9/9/2012 3:03AM

As the praises go up, the blessings come down. My prayers are with you as God directs and guide you through this. Even though you didn't eat well, you were also under your daily calorie count. Take good care of yourself and trust that God will do the rest. Thanx for sharing your tour information with us.
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