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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Haven't done anything today but hang out with Bill and watching Tv. He even watched 19kids and counting that I taped and a special on their friends the Bates. Very unusual for him. He doesn't watch any reality shows.
He has decided I am going outside tomorrow if he has to drag me kicking and screaming. So I guess I will be out in gazebo for awhile tomorrow.
Weather is still great.
Felicia just sent me a text message showing Abigail walking.Still not real steady but will soon be running.
Ok I got nothing today emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 3/16/2012 11:01PM

  Hi Eleni.......
The Gazebo is calling will love being out there among all of your beautiful flowers and may even feel better. I hope so.
We had Elizabeth with us all day today. I am ready for bed.......but it is a "Good Tired."
Felicia better have some good running shoes.......Abigail is just getting started. Cute picture and such a sweet smile.
Have a good weekend. We are going out tomorrow night for my birthday. The place we are going to takes your age and that is the percentage you get OFF of the meal of your choice. It is the one time that getting older pays off.....

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DICHTAS2 3/16/2012 6:18PM

  Good for Bill

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MIZCATHI 3/16/2012 4:27PM

    Fresh air will be good for you and you will enjoy it. That baby is precious.

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REXTINE1 3/16/2012 11:28AM

    The weather has been great lately. You will love the gazebo.

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MPARKER67 3/16/2012 10:05AM

    I do better in air conditioning even though I love the sun because of my allergies. emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 3/16/2012 8:46AM

    The sunshine will help clear your cold. Enjoy the gazebo!

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    Fabulous picture of Abigail!

Are you staying in because you're sick or depressed? If the weather is good it might be nice to get out for the fresh air - and will help both mood and body a bit. :)

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KATIE233 3/16/2012 12:38AM

    yeah it,s good to get some sun and fresh air for a bit. Abigail is a cutie and happy. you take care and have a super day. i change some of my pictures.

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DEE107 3/15/2012 10:29PM

    some times its better to get fresh air then sit in the house hugs

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LKWQUILTER 3/15/2012 9:02PM

    The fresh air will make you feel better. I know that it always seemed to help mama and now daddy seems to act a little better when exposed with sunshine and fresh air. Praying for your granddaughter Eleni.

I bet Abigail is a pistol and before long will be giving everyone lots of exercise. lol Remember chasing our little ones ? years ago? I used to threaten to put mine on leashes when we went somewhere to slow mine down.

(((HUGS))) dear friend

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SUSIEPH1 3/15/2012 8:41PM

    I think Bill has a great idea !!.
You need to sit outside and get some fresh air into your lungs and maybe also some sun!.
Love the photo of Abigail ... she is gorgious...
Hugs Susie
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TILLIEBEE 3/15/2012 8:36PM

    Good for Bill! You need a change of scenery!

Abigail is adorable!!!!!!


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SUNSHINEGB 3/15/2012 8:11PM

    Maybe a bit of time sitting outdoors will be good for you Eleni, long as it's warm and sun shining!
Abigail will soon be keeping her mom hopping, I remember when mine began to walk. But it's so sweet to watch them toddling!

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FEISTYMAMA 3/15/2012 8:03PM

    All I watch is Reality TV! I can't get into anything else.

Watch out, Abigail is on the move! Time to baby proof. She sure has a mouthful of chompers too! This is the fun time!!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My goodness.I didn't realize it was Wednesday already.
Brianna came and did her weekly chores for me. I am very lucky to have a grand daughter that wants to help.
her mothers boyfriend Steve brought home some onions from a farm yesterday and sent me three.They are strawberry onions.Learn something new every day. The big strawberry farms plant these around and throughout their fields to keep bugs and rodents out. In order to show how big they are I set a normal size cup measuring cup next to them.I have a pot of french onion soup simmering now.

Here are two mockingbirds doing the mockingbird dance

the winner

And Heidi sent me these of Landon.It is his first day at some sort of pre school.He was all tears at first but when she picked him up he was excited and ready to go back again

Oh I do have something I have been wanting to share for weeks and keep forgetting.Several weeks ago when we ordered take out from Olive garden I did mine by nutrition list they have. The one thing that bothered me was the calorie count for soup. I thought it must be way more than what web site said. So I sent an email asking if numbers were per serving or as served. This is what I got back
Dear Eleni:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding our serving sizes.

The nutritional information we have available is based on the entrée that is brought to you as described in our menu. We consider one entrée and all its contents to be one serving.

We appreciate your interest in Olive Garden. If we can answer any other questions, please contact us. In the meantime, we will look forward to a future opportunity to serve you in our restaurants.

Olive Garden Guest Relations

I just thought that was interesting.
Ok This cold is still got me but It doesn't seem worse.Just not getting much better. Night time is worse.So glad I have an adjustable bed so I can raise the head up.

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REXTINE1 3/15/2012 6:44PM

    This is the first I have heard of "Strawberry Onions," but I have heard of using some plants to ward off bugs and critters - just never onions. I hope the soup is good, and you finally start to feel better. Maybe it's oak pollen - that's what bothers me and I take a 24 hour antihistamine to feel normal.

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KATIE233 3/15/2012 1:19PM

    ah! onion soup never tried it. i,d have to alone all day and night after i ate it. i love onions fried sometime i will try the soup. enjoyed the pictures of the birds and Landon he,s getting to be a big boy now going to school.hope he likes it.that was nice the restaunt sent a reply back and they enjoy your visits.maybe you should go to doctor about your cold!you had it along time.take care and talk again soon.hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon this is what we had at 6am this morning lighting and buckets of rain.

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SHIRLEYX 3/15/2012 8:39AM

    Sounds like the soup is a good deal nutritionally.
I'm glad you can adjust your bed to make breathing easier. Hope the cold goes away.
As always beautiful pics. You have a wonderful GD.

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SUSIEPH1 3/14/2012 11:14PM

    Love the Photos!!
great you are getting help around the house ... Glad you are still on the mend !!
hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 3/14/2012 10:17PM

    those onions are huge do they taste like strawberries and great pictures

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PATRICIAANN46 3/14/2012 9:28PM

  Hi Eleni........
Those onions are HUGE!!! Are they sweet? I wish I could eat French Onion Soup. I LOVE it but it doesn't LOVE me.
Elizabeth was like Landon on the first day. She hasn't missed a day yet and loves it.
Are you taking anything for your cold? What does your Dr. say? I know that she wanted you to have x-rays at one time..........are you positive it isn't pneumonia? OK..........I will quit being your mother........
Take care.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/14/2012 9:08PM

    Dang, those are some big onions!! How do they taste?

Brianna is a sweetie! I hope my grand kids are a big help like her. It's a wonderful reflection on you and Angel.

Going to school is a big step. Hopefully tomorrow he will remember the fun he had and doesn't have a mini meltdown. That makes it so hard to leave them.

You've been sick for too long! emoticon

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MIZCATHI 3/14/2012 8:13PM

    I love hearing about your day. The onions are wild - do they have a sweet taste?

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TILLIEBEE 3/14/2012 6:28PM

    wow! Those onions are awesome!!! I bet they will be delicious!!!!

You have a prize in that Briana!!!

Sweet photos! Hope you feel better soon. I feel like I've been typing that and hoping it for you for weeks!!!!


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PICKIE98 3/14/2012 5:50PM

    My Ex hubby sent us some of those strawberry onions last winter from Florida along with oranges, tomatoes, lemons and KEY LIMES!! Yummers!
I made homemade potato soup with some, made sparks patty melts with the grilled onions on them, then added some to my Swedish meat loaf. The final one was sliced into thin rings for homemade giant subs!

You are blessed with a great GD!!
Olive Garden would not dare post their actual findings,, The sodium, calories form a bowl is probably about 4-6 servings!! Yet another reason I never go there..
Give me a mom and pop joint anytime,, safer and made with love..

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MPARKER67 3/14/2012 5:31PM

    I love my adjustable bed. Head up feet up and sleep number way down. Glad Landon decided to like pre-school. Get better!!!!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sorry my blogs are not every day and not very positive. I never feel good but this cold has done a number on me. It seems like more naps is the key. It didn't help that neighbors teenage son was yelling screaming and cussing at 2am. I feel for the mother .She is a single mother to him and her two teenage daughters just had a baby each. I would be running away from home if I were her.
No news on our grand daughter but Brianna took her parents yesterday so they could get an vehicle. Bill and Angel and others have been driving them everywhere since she had car wreck. So that is one less thing to worry about.
Angel went with 2 helpers and worked on Joys house.No wonder she has been so sick.I am pushing hard for her to get rid of two dogs.If she doesn't I will.
Bill is cooking so it will be publix. He should be here soon.
Just found out my living room DVD didn't change time. OOPs
Ok I am still doing good with fluid.I am staying around 120 oz. or less.Way over 64 but way less than I was. Food isn't too back.Only tracking water right now
Hope your day was good.
Ahhh Here comes supper

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RURAL3 3/14/2012 3:15PM

    Hope you are feeling better soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MPARKER67 3/14/2012 12:59PM

    It must be hard after being told drink, drink drink now to be told to cut back on your fluid. The cold will go away soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIZCATHI 3/14/2012 11:45AM

    Wow, that's so much water. I would feel like I'm drowning.

My kids are always on my mind, too. It's hard thinking about their worries and not making them your own. Today we have a lot of my son's medical care lining up. He has to have an MRI today, over a year late. I am holding my breath. I don't get much time off from work so husband is taking him.

I hope you get better soon and that the neighbors settle down. What a life they are having.

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SHIRLEYX 3/14/2012 2:59AM

    Hope your cold clears up quickly. emoticon

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KATIE233 3/14/2012 12:41AM

    yummy supper so what is it? hope it not to salty.i,m eating left over from sunday i cooked sauasages and carrots and scallop potatoes.take care and get lots of sleep.i still having little trouble getting on words with friends sometimes i have luck but other times i don,t.bye for now.

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MICKEY341 3/13/2012 8:57PM

    Hope today has been a better one. emoticon

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GLC2009 3/13/2012 8:43PM

    get well soon!! emoticon

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DEE107 3/13/2012 7:31PM

    sorry you dont feel well hugs and hope you feel better soon my friend

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FEISTYMAMA 3/13/2012 7:21PM

    I dislike rude neighbors! I'm not a fan of most of ours so we keep to ourselves.

Since my scale is broken I found out how much I weighed today at the doctor. YIKES!! I'm 5 pounds less than I was when I first started Spark years ago. I need to stop working so much OT so I can cook dinner again.

Keep those naps and chicken noodle soup coming!

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PATRICIAANN46 3/13/2012 7:16PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Isn't it frustrating to have poor neighbors. One of the reasons we moved to the country was because of the horrible neighbors we had in town and now we have neighbors across the field from us that think it is fun to go "Mudding" at 12:30 AM. I can hear them with our windows closed and a fan on!!!!! It is maddening. Aren't people taught to think of others anymore? I guess not!!! I do feel sorry for the single mom, but when did it become OK for kids to bring all of their mistakes home and expect their parents to take over???? What ever happened to consequences for behavior??? You can tell that you struck a nerve can't you......sorry.
I wish there was something I could do to help you get rid of that cold. Just take care of yourself and don't get too stressed with all that is going on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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REXTINE1 3/13/2012 7:14PM

    I felt like my nose would hit the keyboard yesterday, so I moved to the recliner and napped for an hour. I'm having the same problem today. My blood pressure was 101/54 when I checked it yesterday - I learned that when I tend to go to sleep sitting up the blood pressure is low. Standing up and walking around helps, but napping is good too.

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SUSIEPH1 3/13/2012 6:42PM

    So Sorry about your neighbor and all the noise ... I am sure it must be really disturbing !!
Glad your Sister is getting help and you are feeling a bit better ... keep up the good work.
Love to hear from you .. don't worry about blogging every day as long as we know you are ok !!

Hugs and Love Susie emoticon emoticon

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0309COOKIE 3/13/2012 6:24PM

    I feel sorry for your neighbor. It sounds like the house of horrors. Poor woman.

I hope you get to feeling better soon Eleni. It has been a while now that this cold has had a hold on you.

I will keep you in my prayers.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Still got this nagging cold. Spent a lot of time in bed again.
Am doing good on my fluid intake and not bad on eating either.
Thse 3 pics are for Patricia Bill thinned the pots out tonight and guess what he found.

And here is visitor from the other day


Hope your day was good

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KATIE233 3/14/2012 12:35AM

    haha cute picture of Abigail. love the blue jay pics good ones and your roses pretty.cold sure hangs on with you aeh! it,s been lovely spring time weather here could wear shorts.have a good day even when you don,t feel like it.big hugs emoticon

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DEE107 3/13/2012 7:32PM

    flowers and birds pics are pretty but your granddaughter is priceless hugs

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MPARKER67 3/13/2012 10:32AM

    Love that face! Get rid of that cold. My eating has been terrible. Glad you are doing good with that.

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FLORIDASUN 3/13/2012 10:14AM

    "What the...seems to be what little Abigail is THAT sure is weird?"

She is a darling angel to be sure.

Speaking of...I hope you feel better soon! Make yourself a big pot of steamy chicken soup..that will take care of you pronto! emoticon emoticon

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MICKEY341 3/13/2012 6:34AM

    Sure hope that cold goes away soon. It has sure been hanging on, hasn't it? Love your little visitor! I can't seem to get those flowers to grow here. I had some come back one year but that was all. I need your green thumb!
Feel better soon.

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SUNSHINEGB 3/13/2012 6:17AM

    I hope that cold leaves you soon Eleni, it's dragging on and not nice for you!

I think the Bluejay is posing for you, lol. Beautiful.

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FEISTYMAMA 3/13/2012 2:18AM

    The colds going around lately are nasty. I've been feeling better but now my throat is sore again. Alex is sick again with a sore throat and the chills. I'm staying home with him and taking him to the doctor. Are you taking anything?

Love your pictures!

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SUSIEPH1 3/13/2012 1:00AM

    Love your flowers and the bird is awesome ... Hope you will feel much better really soon Eleni!!

hugs Susie

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0309COOKIE 3/13/2012 12:19AM

    I so hope you feel better soon. There is nothing worse than a nagging cold hanging around.

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NEWSTART127 3/12/2012 11:43PM

    I hope that you start to feel better soon!
The CRUD that's going around this season is wicked!
Hugs, Audra

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PATRICIAANN46 3/12/2012 8:50PM

  Hi Eleni.........
The Cleome are "Leggy", but it sure didn't stop them from blooming!!! I know that they would do better if they were thinned and probably even better if they were right in your ground soil. They are tough little flowers and over the years I have experimented with planting them in crowded conditions, shady conditions, lots of sun, near the house, out by the other gardens, etc. We have even had some show up in the woods........either the wind or the birds carried the seeds down there. You should get some shades of pink and lavender too.
I LOVE the picture of Abigail.
Hope you feel better soon. That cold just doesn't want to leave you.

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Butterflies Are Coming Back

Sunday, March 11, 2012

They like the new plant Bill got. Hoping I am feeling well enough to get them repotted. Bill said he will do it but I have to be there to tell him what to put where. Still have this cold and not up to my usually crappy self. Took 2 naps yesterday.
Miss Roxy was very busy this morning after Bill left. I am leaving it for Bill to see.

Hope you are having a good weekend

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DEE107 3/13/2012 7:33PM

    OH ROXY hugs and butterfly pictures are real nice

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FLORIDASUN 3/13/2012 10:11AM

    Love those butterfly could frame them and they would look sooo professional!

BAD dog Ms Roxy...she is a little dickens isn't she...I hope that wasn't candy she got into..that will give her a bad tummy for sure! emoticon

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 3/12/2012 9:03PM

    I'm guessing that the red plant is Penta and the blue one is Mexican Petunia or Milkweed?

I tried to have a butterfly garden but the lizards kept eating the caterpillars.

Your yard must be beautiful!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/12/2012 8:50PM

    Beautiful pictures,you are so awesome at taking pictures! Love this Butterfly and the lovely flowers! emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon

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MICKEY341 3/12/2012 12:22AM

    I will try again, I was typing and I lost it!!!
Beautiful flowers and butterflies, kids and Roxey aren't bad either!
So sorry about your granddaughter, I pray that she will be found soon!!!
Hope you had a good birthday...

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PATRICIAANN46 3/11/2012 9:06PM

  Hi Eleni.......
I had a feeling the new red plant that Bill bought for you would be the one that attracted the butterflies first. They and the hummingbirds seem to hit the red blossoms first in my garden too. We are having such a warm spell, that I washed the car with no coat on today. While out by the driveway, I noticed that several of my Hostas are already sending up shoots and all of the bulbs on the South side of the house are green and ready to bloom. It was like we didn't even have a winter this year.
Today, Tyke took a pair of my socks and hid them because I didn't let him walk down to the mailbox with me. I am sure that this is Roxie getting back at Bill. They are so smart!!!
Take care of yourself.
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KATIE233 3/11/2012 8:29PM

    love your butterflies. miss Roxy is in trouble now! haha.does she gets bored so she does this or is it because Bill left without her.

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JOANNS4 3/11/2012 8:08PM

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Wonderful pictures.

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REXTINE1 3/11/2012 7:59PM

    You should have been a professional photographer.

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TILLIEBEE 3/11/2012 5:34PM

    Ohhhhhh Roxy.

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SUSIEPH1 3/11/2012 4:42PM

    So Glad you are feeling better and the butterflies are gorgeous ... Thank you Eleni for sharing !!
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MDMNINA 3/11/2012 2:49PM

    The butterflies are returning to my yard too. My giant milkweed was chewed down to the stubs by some Monarch caterpillars. It is starting to leaf out again now.

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MIZCATHI 3/11/2012 2:46PM

    It's finally a beautiful day here and I've been enjoying digging in the saturated dirt with the puppies. I can't even let them in the house without hosing them down at this point! Love the pentas, really nice! Hope you are feeling stronger.

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0309COOKIE 3/11/2012 2:09PM

    I see Roxy had a fine time for herself, lol. Punky will have fun with a tissue or paper towel if one is around shredding it to bits. Dogs will be dogs.

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DICHTAS2 3/11/2012 11:36AM

  Looks like Roxy has some of Christie's ways. She can't get into trash though,i keep everything hid. Christie will sometimes take things to her crate.
Feel better soon.

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DSBSTEXAS 3/11/2012 11:00AM

  Thank you for sharing!

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