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Friday, November 07, 2014

Well the pup and I are missing my dog. The pup has been mopping and really not wanting to play with us as much as before. So I have been taking her on long walks each morning of at least 5 K. I even tried to get another dog we met today to play with her but it was too afraid and was barking and snipping at her even though she was being really good and really wanted to play. She whined and whimpered at all the dogs we passed the last few days. So I think we will end up getting her another play mate really soon. This time I think we need to find one more her same size.

  
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JMAHNKEN 12/11/2014 8:16PM

    Thanks so much everyone

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LENNIEMIKE 12/11/2014 7:24PM

    So great to read that you got another dog. Have been wanting to send a note of sympathy for the loss of your older dog (who wasn't that old). We are still mourning our loss of an elderly cat -- we had her a very long time. Wishing you the best regarding the dogs becoming good buddies. Wish we could get another dog to keep ours company -- he is lonely for some dog interactions. Our local dog park isn't a very good place -- too many dogs of all sizes and people who don't clean up after their pets. We have been missing you at The Mixed Mutt site. Take care! emoticon

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JMAHNKEN 11/25/2014 11:09AM

    Thanks so much. We just got a Dutch Shepherd puppy and they are getting along great.

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KALEWINE 11/22/2014 9:07PM

    I think a playmate is a good idea. It's such an adjustment losing a fur-friend.

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JMAHNKEN 11/12/2014 6:47PM

    Thanks so much everyone

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JANEGIBE 11/12/2014 6:08PM

    It is a adjustment for both.. but a playmate is a good idea... We love our furr babies.. We have been in this position.. Good to see you here... Let me know what I can do for you.. In His Love and Grace Just Me

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JMAHNKEN 11/8/2014 8:48PM

    Thanks so much. We went for another long walk this morning and tried again to friend another dog we met on the walk but that dog too was too afraid and started to growl and snip at her, but she was a good girl and didn't growl or snip back or any of that.

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IDICEM 11/8/2014 10:20AM

  Poor little pup. She'll adjust, but a new playmate should cheer her up!

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JMAHNKEN 11/8/2014 1:53AM

    Thanks! I had thought about going to a dog local dog park, but I read online on Facebook on a local grps page that there might be some concern about if several local dogs might have got distemper from the local dog parks. So now I want to try to find more info about that to try to see if it was true before I take her there again.

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_LINDA 11/8/2014 12:14AM

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poor furbaby missing her buddy -hope you can find her a fun playmate- maybe go to an offlease dog park where she could mix and mingle?

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KAYDE53 11/7/2014 11:53PM

    emoticon It's hard on our remaining furbabies too, as well as us!!

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JMAHNKEN 11/7/2014 10:14PM

    thanks so much every one

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BIGPAWSUP 11/7/2014 9:52PM

    You will find a perfect match, I'm certain of it. You have so much love to give.

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YELLOW09RED 11/7/2014 9:32PM

    I hope you can find another wonderful dog. emoticon emoticon
Have a good weekend Janette.
Hugs,
Debbie


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JMAHNKEN 11/7/2014 9:10PM

    Thanks so much everyone. And I am so sorry for all of you that have lost loved ones of 2 or 4 feet too. All my best to you all always.

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KELLIEBEAN 11/7/2014 7:18PM

    Hugs all around!

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LOUIE-LILY 11/7/2014 6:23PM

    What a shock it must have been for you all. The pup is grieving also and not understanding what happened. Again, just so very sorry!
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KRYSSCOTT 11/7/2014 4:53PM

    Aw, I'm sorry.

We just lost our service dog this summer.
Like Tweety said it's a hard loss for all involved, both 2 legged and 4 legged.

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JMAHNKEN 11/7/2014 4:48PM

    Thanks so much.

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TWEETYKC00 11/7/2014 4:05PM

    Poor baby. It is hard to adjust to the loss whether your on 2 legs or 4. Hugs to you both.

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Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Thanks so much every one! It means a lot to me! It was such a shock, she was so happy, healthy and active, never any real health problems. I had just treated her for a yeast infection in her ear, but that is the only I had to give her medicine for an illness. It was just some freak accident that I didn't see. Either she jumped off the bed wrong or rough housed with our bigger 1 yr old pup too hard and ended up with her back end crippled up. One minute they are both fine and just playing and the next they went into another room and played and then my dog was crying. I thought she just hurt a paw or leg at first? She was still getting around and then seemed fine. Then later she tried to jump up on the couch and started crying again. But then later she was still getting around. I knew she still had something bothering her on and off, but I didn't think it was that serious. Then she tried to get into my lap and did, but starting crying and peed on me. So we tried to just keep her laying still. It was too late to go to her vet's and we were trying to decide if we should take her to an urgent care place or wait to get her to her vet's in the morning. So I wasn't even going to give her dinner, I was just going to feed the pup, but my dog got up and wanted to eat too. She seemed okay then. But then she went to go out to go to the bathroom and when she went to come back up the stairs she cried out in pain again. I still didn't know for sure what was hurting her. I just tried to keep her still and I slept on an old sleeping bag in the living room with her and she cuddled up to me all night. Early the next morning I found that our vet wasn't even in the ofc and that the one filling in for him was all booked up so they told me to take her to another hospital. But by the time I got her there and set her down on the scale to weigh her, she scooted off it and we could tell she wasn't using her back end. They said they did some reflex test and she had no feeling in her back legs. And so the chance of her walking again even with surgery wasn't good, and I didn't even have the money for the surgery. They wanted about $6,000. And said even if we do the surgery there is a good chance she would still be crippled and it could even move forward to her front. And that if she was crippled someone would have to be with her all the time to take care of her and watch her. There is no way we can afford to do that. And I knew she was in pain, so as much as I didn't want to give her up I didn't want her in pain. And I knew that there is no way that I would be able to stop her from running around and rough housing with the pup either. So even if I did the surgery and it worked, we could end up right back where we were to start with soon afterwards. As she loved to run, jump and play, so there would be no keeping her down. But like I said I had a happy healthy dog one minute and the next she was crippled, so very sad and shocked. So thanks everyone

  
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JMAHNKEN 11/10/2014 8:15PM

    Thanks so much everyone.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/10/2014 5:53PM

    Such a very sad situation. You did what was best for her although my heart is breaking for you to have to make such a sad decision. So very sorry for your loss.
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Prayers, blessings and hugs to you,
Helen


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JMAHNKEN 11/7/2014 9:26PM

    Thanks so much everyone.

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LOUIE-LILY 11/7/2014 6:21PM

    I'm so sorry to read this and your other update. How terribly sad. I'll pray for you. Just so sorry emoticon

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JMAHNKEN 11/6/2014 5:04PM

    Thanks so much everyone! The pup and I are taking long walks every morning.

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IDICEM 11/6/2014 9:50AM

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PANDABEAR42 11/5/2014 10:24PM

    so sorry to hear how you sweet fur baby got injured. it is hard on a person, but you made the best decision. you were a wonderful, loving parent to your fur baby and gave her the best life she could ever have had. she knew she was loved very much. we always remember our fur babies no matter how long they have been gone. they always stay with us in our hearts. emoticon

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CINDYAST 11/5/2014 10:11PM

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JMAHNKEN 11/5/2014 9:03PM

    Thanks so much

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BIGPAWSUP 11/5/2014 8:55PM

    Horrible accident. You took care of your baby. I know your heart is broken but she is safe and no longer in pain.

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JMAHNKEN 11/5/2014 8:50PM

    Thanks so much everyone

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PURPLE0906 11/5/2014 8:35PM

    I am so very sorry, she is in heaven now, and in no pain and watching over you now.


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_LINDA 11/5/2014 7:26PM

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Oh that is so sad :-(( So very, very sad. I am so sorry for your loss :-(((
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YELLOW09RED 11/5/2014 6:56PM

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God bless you Janette.
Hugs for you and your family.
Debbie

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JMAHNKEN 11/5/2014 4:20PM

    Thanks so much Ladies! It's like a bad night mare that I can't wake up from. I miss her so much!

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LINDA! 11/5/2014 3:08PM

    emoticon emoticon I am so sorry.

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KELLIEBEAN 11/5/2014 2:55PM

    I'm crying reading this. I'm so very sorry!!

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Fires near us.

Friday, May 16, 2014

There are fires going all over San Diego, Ca right now and cities just on the out skirts of it too, like Escondido where we are. There is a big fire to the west of us right now, but so far we are okay and safe.

  
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JMAHNKEN 8/7/2014 12:02PM

    Thanks, luckily they are not near me this time. All my best to you always. Janette

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SHAKESALOT 8/7/2014 8:42AM

    We had a wild fire here last year and never realized how dangerous they could be. Stay safe....seen fires are happening again.

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JMAHNKEN 5/19/2014 6:39PM

    Thanks everyone. My BF works in Carlsbad, he ended up putting in a lot of overtime staying at work on fire patrol and keeping a watch on their computers. His ex and his son live in Poway and the boy goes to school in Poway. The BF use to live in Rancho Penasquitos before we moved up to Escondido together. We came close to evacuating this time, but luckily didn't have to.

But I had to evacuate in 2007 when I was living in Spring Valley and we had fires going all around us like this. Luckily I was able to go to a sister-in-law's house for a week in La Mesa as she got stuck out in the desert with my brother and his wife due to the road closures.

And in 2003 I came really close to having to evacuate too when I lived in Clairemont and fires were going all around too.

All my best to you all always.

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MSUEQUILTS 5/19/2014 3:13PM

    I live in NE California near Lassen Park. We had a serious set of fires a few years ago. I can emphasize with you and all that smoke and worry!

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KELTIK_HEART 5/19/2014 6:49AM

    Glad the fires skirted your area and are now under control. 2 friends of mine in Carlsbad actually had to evacuate last Tuesday!

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JMAHNKEN 5/17/2014 11:39PM

    thanks everyone! The fires seem to be staying farther away from us today. All my best to you all always. Janette

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KALEWINE 5/17/2014 6:28PM

    Stay safe!

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JMAHNKEN 5/17/2014 1:44PM

    thanks everyone. The ones nearest to us and slowly getting put out. And the others that are still going big are further way so they really are not a threat to us right now. All my best to you all.

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IDICEM 5/17/2014 6:35AM

  So glad to hear you are safe. Stay that way! Hope they get those fires out soon.

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JMAHNKEN 5/16/2014 11:54AM

    Thanks everyone! So far it has just been a lot of smoke coming from fires in all directions around us. But I am still exercising while trying to keep tract of where the fires are and where the evacuations are being called for. All my best to you all always. Janette

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SAPPHIREPW 5/16/2014 11:50AM

    Stay safe

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_LINDA 5/16/2014 10:41AM

    Sorry to hear that! Hope they can control them from spreading further.

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/16/2014 9:57AM

    I heard about that! STAY SAFE!! Thinking about you!

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LEW0213 5/16/2014 8:21AM

    We have tornadoes in our area and they don't scare me half as much as fires. Wish we could send you some of our rains. I join the others in wishing you stay safe. Hugs, Linda

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BIGPAWSUP 5/16/2014 7:12AM

    I was just watching this on the news. Hope they get things under control.

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SABLENESS 5/16/2014 6:57AM

    emoticon emoticon Hope your home stays safe.

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JANET552 5/16/2014 6:48AM

    Scary stuff out there!! I'm glad you are safe.

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ARTJAC 5/16/2014 5:17AM

    STAY SAFE

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MCFITZ2 5/16/2014 4:31AM

    Must be scary. Stay safe. I hope they are able to put them out.

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Had a productive day.

Friday, May 09, 2014

I had a good productive day. I meet with my sister and some old child hood friends and we helped my sister move some heavy and awkward to move items today. I also in the process walked over 7 miles, and over 21,000 steps today.

  
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JMAHNKEN 5/10/2014 8:43PM

    thanks everyone

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DEBBYFROMMT 5/10/2014 1:04PM

    Good for you!! I hope you counted all that fitness! (I think "moving" is in the fitness tracker!)

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JMAHNKEN 5/10/2014 3:03AM

    thanks

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JMAHNKEN 5/10/2014 1:09AM

    thanks! It worked out for all. My sister had a bunch of furniture she didn't need and friends wanted it. So with my truck and the friends muscle we got a lot of stuff moved today. And had fun visiting each other again after not seeing each other for about a year too. It was better than just chatting on Facebook like we had been doing.

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IDLETYME 5/9/2014 9:35PM

    Looks like you had a super day - That's great! emoticon

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JMAHNKEN 5/9/2014 9:27PM

    thanks

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OBIESMOM2 5/9/2014 9:24PM

    good job!

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MERRYMARY42 5/9/2014 9:08PM

    way to go, an all round good for you day,

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Thank goodness for friends!

Thursday, May 08, 2014

I have some old child hood friends that agreed last night to help me out with moving some belongings. So I think things are going to look up now.

  
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JMAHNKEN 5/9/2014 9:19PM

    thanks

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IDICEM 5/9/2014 5:59AM

  Good news. Taking control will help.

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JMAHNKEN 5/8/2014 4:02PM

    thanks

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KAYDE53 5/8/2014 3:47PM

    emoticon So happy for you!! emoticon

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JMAHNKEN 5/8/2014 2:57PM

    thanks everyone!

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IDLETYME 5/8/2014 2:12PM

    That's great - i happy for you!!!! emoticon

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That is fabulous!
I can't say I even know where my old childhood friends might be.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/8/2014 12:42PM

    Awesome.

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JMAHNKEN 5/8/2014 11:44AM

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MJRVIC2000 5/8/2014 11:39AM

    Thank your friends and praise God for friends. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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