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Doing The Walk for San Diego Brain Injury Foundation Today

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's a short walk; my friend is part of the organization so we'll be walking together and with some other friends. It's a pretty location, and good cause. I'll be walking again later today, as I usually do either one long walk daily, or two shorter walks.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/26/2012 7:01AM

    Hope you had a wonderful time.

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TUMBLEANDTWIRL 3/25/2012 1:51PM

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LIVINGFREE19 3/25/2012 1:48PM

    Sounds like fun!
Enjoy!
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NATPLUMMER 3/25/2012 10:29AM

    Great thing to do.

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SHERYLDS 3/24/2012 11:20PM

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JLITT62 3/24/2012 6:25PM

    Hope it was an enjoyable walk!

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NEELIXNKES 3/24/2012 10:41AM

    emoticon Enjoy the purposeful walk!

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RUNNER12COM 3/24/2012 10:38AM

    I didn't hear anything about this walk. Hope it's successful!

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RYDERB 3/24/2012 10:19AM

    Good for you! It should be a beautiful day to walk for such a great cause.
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JILLITA55 3/24/2012 9:53AM

    OMG! My cousin was just diagnosed with brain cancer. The symtems came up about a month ago, and it doesn't look good for him. He is detereing every day. His name is Kevin. Please think of him during your walk. God Bless You! My aunt lives in San Diego. Kevin lives further north. emoticon

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Pet Vites for My Two Cats

Friday, March 23, 2012

I recently started my boys on pet vitamins from a long-trusted company. They eat mostly dry food, with just a small side of wet food. I mash the vites in each of their bowls, mixing it with the food. I'm shocked that they don't detect it because they're so finicky. I think these have really helped them stay healthy.

BTW, many have commented that their eyes in the pic on my page are strange. They are actually blue eyes that came out like that with the flash. It makes them look like creatures from beyond.

Wishing all a great day.

  
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KANOE10 3/24/2012 9:45AM

    I got pet vits for my cats and they wouldn't touch them. I may try mashing them up! Love your cats.. They are beautiful.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/23/2012 6:50PM

    Your boys are VERY pretty!

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NATPLUMMER 3/23/2012 4:54PM

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CATLADY52 3/23/2012 4:50PM

    They are handsome cats. They look very content. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/23/2012 8:34AM

    Your pets are very fortunate to have such a loving owner! Wishing you a great day too!

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Last Night I Dreamt I Drank Coffee

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today is day 49 of no caffeine, and it's amazing how deep into the subconscious old habits go. Just a brief history.

I didn't start drinking coffee until adulthood. Never drank a lot. But always very caffeine sensitive, I knew that it wasn't doing me any good. At the time I gave it up this last time, I was drinking a small mug a day, sometimes half that amt.

Never really liked the taste, except when I started to meander into flavored coffees (more chemicals added), with added flavored creamers (more calories).

Yesterday, I read a blog response that one of my sparkfriends sent to another. She mentioned how much she loves her coffee and a certain brand that's delish. I remember being struck by the distinct taste of that brand when I was a coffee drinker, and even went to their website to see how much it was. I rationalized (as I have before after a streak of having eliminated it from my life before) that a little bit won't hurt. I also had to counter the childish feeling that everyone else in the world is enjoying it, why can't I?

Well, I didn't order any of it, but then dreamt that I drank a cup of coffee last night. As I drank it, I remember saying "A little bit won't hurt." But even in my dream state, another corner of my mind countered by reason - "You know that's always how trouble starts."

Oh my, it's amazing how old habits die hard. And how deep they go into our psyches. After seeing the price of that terrific brand, I know that I'm saving a ton by staying off the stuff.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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NANCY- 3/24/2012 10:49AM

    Wow you have trained your brain well. Now even you dreams keep you caffeine free.
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/22/2012 7:24PM

    People that quit drinking alcohol have similar experiences and even have "drinking dreams" many many years later. It usually is a good thing to have such dreams. You are right on course!

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EJHEINRICH1 3/22/2012 4:28PM

    Good for you!


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NATPLUMMER 3/22/2012 12:37PM

    Crisis averted!! Awesome!

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Some Things I Don't Understand About Local Dog Owners

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

There are a few things that have recently come to mind in dealing with local dog owners, and I just wanted to vent. I just don't get it. I've noticed these behaviors for awhile now, but the first one is what has been most prevalent lately.

-Several cars have passed me by while I'm walking with drivers having their dogs on their laps. Any clue that this is potentially dangerous for the driver, the dog, and others?

-How about those tiny dogs that owners proudly walk, forgetting that the dog's legs are itsy bitsy. Not only can the dog not keep up w/o a lot of effort, but they also tire and pant sadly behind their human friend.

-Oh, those leashes! There are a lot of new puppy owners around and they pull their puppies to the point of practically choking them. I sometimes meanly fantacize about giving the humans a taste of their own medicine. Especially the other day, this lady pulled her little dog into the air like a marionette and it was downright cruel.

-How about when people leave their homes for work during the day and leave their dog in hot garages to cry and howl all day?

-What about letting dogs leave their landmines all over the sidewalk for others to slip and slide on?

-And last, but not least, the hot pavements. Doesn't it occur to these dog owners that the pavement is red hot on those tender little paws? Last summer, there was a long trail of bloody paw prints that someone was oblivious about while walking their furry friend.

Somehow, I have a feeling that several new puppies will be up for adoption at the Humane Society as soon as people realize they are not toys and require care and attention.

Not sure why I felt a need to blog these points, but I've observed them for some time and just had to release the thoughts somewhere.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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NANCY- 3/22/2012 9:40AM

    Mean people rot.
At Halloween we put up a fake gravestone that said:
" here lies your dog that pooped in our yard"
After that I saw the guy with a baggie, there was no more poop on our yard. Not that I would harm the dog... but it was an effective way to tell the owner that I didn't like cleaning up after his dog.

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KANOE10 3/22/2012 7:38AM

    Good points. I always hate to see dogs chained on my walks.

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NATPLUMMER 3/21/2012 7:23PM

    I agree!!

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CATLADY52 3/21/2012 7:05PM

    You needed to blog because you don't like to see people being stupid or non caring. I feel the same way you do. People who don't care what happens to their animals really are insensitive to what their pets feel. There is no hope for them. emoticon

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JLITT62 3/21/2012 5:47PM

    There are so many irresponsible dog owners. It's really sad.

Now, little dogs can definitely go for long walks - we do - but they have to be conditioned to it.

My dogs ride in the back, but they're not loose & they don't get to stick their heads out the window, either. I'm also very fastidious about picking up after them - but they do pee on other people's lawns (as well as on our own, of course) - they both love to mark.

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SCOOTERMAMA56 3/21/2012 5:19PM

    I have two dogs, and when I walk them, I don't let them pee in other people's yards. And it's one of my pet peeves with other dog owners... don't release your retractable leash 10 feet into my yard for your dog to pee! What's wrong with directing your dog to the margin between the sidewalk & street? If a person doesn't have that much control over their animal, they shouldn't be walking it out on public streets. As for pulling on leashes, sounds like some humans need training! Depending on the collar, sometimes you jerk the leash, but NOT like that. It's a quick 'bite' & release intended to mimic the feel of a pack leader's teeth... watch dogs with their young firmly but gently correcting them with teeth/pressure on the neck. It's firm but quick, and done correctly, entirely humane, as it totally 'speaks' to the dog in dog language. The sidewalks rarely get that hot where I live, but they get COLD. Boots are very common on dogs up here. I would think that boots would also work for protecting the feet from a hot sidewalk...

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TUMBLEANDTWIRL 3/21/2012 4:32PM

    That's awful!! I have a small dog myself and can't imagine doing any of those things. One caveat - sometimes it appears as though we're treating our dog as a marionette because she leaps into the air when she sees a cat, duck, etc. BUT she wears a special harness because of this that doesn't put stress on her neck, and we're trying to train her to be calmer. But she's like our baby - can't imagine anyone treating their dog as anything less :(

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/21/2012 3:47PM

    No kidding.....great points....particularly the one about driving with a dog in one's lap. If someone did that with a baby, they would be arrested.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/21/2012 12:08PM

    What gets me is rich owners leaving their dogs outside while at work on chains or invisible fences. I've chased 1 dog twice in the last week and a half due to the dog breaking out of an invisible fence. ARGH!!

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Happy Springtime!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I can't believe that this is the first day of Spring already. This year is rolling along soooo fast. Wishing all a beautiful Spring season.

  
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May you have a wonderful Spring!

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BUTEAFULL 3/20/2012 12:10PM

    really cold here, frost on my tropical plants emoticon

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JLITT62 3/20/2012 11:12AM

    It's nice to have the first day of spring actually feel springlike for a change!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/20/2012 10:58AM

    Happy Spring to you too!!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/20/2012 10:52AM

  we have been having hot temps for the last two weeks in chicago, we skipped spring completely

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SHERYLDS 3/20/2012 10:12AM

    More Fresh Air and Sunshine
and a lot less excuses....
enjoy enjoy enjoy

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MANDALORE 3/20/2012 10:10AM

    i have been waiting all winter for this day! emoticon

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