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The DEVIL puppy

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I'm usually very patient with animals until this cocker pup moved in emoticon She has bitten me so many times I can't count!I picked her up to dry her feet and she bit my chin.She snarls and keeps to herself.I had exhausted all other forms of training her and began to pray...Lord help me help this little girl get adopted.As I was praying she scooted over and put her paw on my knee!!I handed her a small treat and she sat when commanded to receive it!! emoticon By Golly I was ready to hoot and holler!!Every day I walk her and pray for her and today she climbed in my lap and licked me!!!I didn't want to move emoticon She is house trained now and has begun to bring me her leash for walks.Theres always HOPE I guess. emoticon SUSAN

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FRAN0426 3/27/2014 11:22PM

    Poor little puppy, glad you have the patience to get her adoptable or will you decide to adopt the pup? The last Sheltie we had my husband still says she was over handled by the children of the family, and a few were very small. She did live for 14 years so she did fine.

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PATRICIAAK 3/27/2014 8:30PM

    glad things are improving

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SUECHRIS50 3/27/2014 3:22PM

    I am fostering her.She is a buff color 5 month old and was born from a litter of 10 so she became food aggressive and I think tormented by the owners children. I was told she has mended injuries in several places and scars both physical and mental.I want her to be good enough for adoption testing in a month.

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EMMACORY 3/27/2014 3:12PM

    A great story....God loves all you have pictures? emoticon

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ALICIA214 3/27/2014 2:24PM


My guess is you are going to keep her. They grab your heart don't they?

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GAYLLYNNE 3/27/2014 2:18PM

    Good luck. There is nothing easy about Cocker Spaniels. If you have a petsmart near you, maybe you can enroll in a puppy class. They really need a firm hand. Good luck!!

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SHOOPETTE 3/27/2014 1:43PM

    what patience and faith!

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1GROVES2 3/27/2014 1:34PM

    Prayer is the only way to go! Unfortunately, we usually use it as a last resort..... I know, cause I find myself starting my prayers for blessings with "Lord, I don`t know what to do..." and of course He already knows that! :)
I have prayed for you and the puppy. God`s blessings to you & little dog too.

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Evil thy name is soda

Friday, March 14, 2014

I did a crazy thing when I saw some soda on sale..I stocked up telling myself I could take it or leave it.A big fat no!Well my sweet friend challenged me to cut back from 3-4 a day to one.After a week im drinking 1 or 1/2 a day and I'm happy to say Im losing my taste for soda!! emoticonThe kitten,Squeak and dog have been adopted emoticon I really miss them both.I went to the Goodwill and found about $700 worth of Adidas/Reebok/Nike workout gear for $50..3 pair Nike sneakers like new $35 and an exercise bike for $30.I saw the same bike at Academy for $350!! I'm getting 2 kittens for fostering on Monday and a 5 month old cocker spaniel mix.She is food aggressive being around 10 other litter mates.I wish you all a very happy St.Patrick's Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon SUSAN

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BETTERHEALTH123 3/17/2014 10:07PM

    You have a lot of patience to take care of the animals. Up here in New York--the "soda" or pop as we call it, is very inexpensive. Makes me feeling like buying some, but I know I can't handle it, although I have a can now and then from the snack machine...

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MNOT2THICK 3/16/2014 2:40PM

    I also make my own soda with soda stream. Less soda around the house because I make one bottle and it will last me about a week. The soda is not as sweet as over the counter.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 3/15/2014 2:16PM

    I make my own soda with a soda stream machine and a bit of vanilla essence and a few drops of stevia. No calories and delicious.

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ROCKMAN6797 3/15/2014 8:03AM

Good for you on cutting back on the soda it really does make a HUGE difference!

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ROCKYCPA 3/14/2014 10:22PM

    Good for you - giving up soda!

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MJ7DM33 3/14/2014 10:16PM

  Great deals at the Goodwill! Have fun with the foster's! WTG on cutting back on the soda! emoticon

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FATKAT65 3/14/2014 10:06PM

    I used to drink 3 cans of Pepsi a day. I quit drinking soft drinks about 7 years ago. I don't miss it at all. I prefer fruit infused water or green tea.

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DJSHIP46 3/14/2014 9:24PM

    Even though I quit soda as a teen, my sibling and children didn't and I have ached for them as they've struggled to leave it behind... Good luck and good luck with all your new house guests too :)

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PATRICIAAK 3/14/2014 7:14PM

    enjoy the new 'fosters'.

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NWESCH24 3/14/2014 7:12PM

    ahhhh, soda! I gave up ginger ale (my soda of choice), then got the flu, and that is what I craved. I've gotten myself back down to 1 can a day, and actually yesterday only had 1/2! I'm hoping I drink the other half and not grab another one.

Bravo on the fostering of kitties and dogs. You are a great person!!

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01TOMMYSMOM 3/14/2014 6:05PM

    Soda is a real downfall for me. I usually pick up a 32 oz McDs Coke on my way to work and it lasts me all day. I need to try to get off the stuff, but I get really bad withdrawal, headaches and nausea. Need to do it when I am not working, maybe during spring break. I definitely need to increase my water intake, I drink ionized water, which is suppose to be better for you.

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03191952 3/14/2014 5:52PM

  That's great, wish I could do that with some things.

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my oldies baking goodies

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

My friend Mona swears I treat my seniors like 10 year olds.It's not true but just because a person ages does not mean they want to sit in a rocker on the porch.I consulted with staff nurses before I got some people(almost all)together.We hosted a bake-off of sorts and by golly them was some delicious bread,rolls,strudel,cake,pie,brownies and cookies!!The high school kids were having as much fun as the seniors!!I have to pat myself on the back for that.I put on some music and a dance and fun was had by all.Funny thing was hip hop music and the seniors LOVED did the kids.That feisty little kitten Squeak that found me is a popular socialite in the center now.She is a cute little booger that cant seem to get enough petting and playing.She is homing with me along with a puppy named Lily.She will be a therapy dog and is doing well.I found her filthy and skinny eating garbage.I bathed her and handed her over to my 16 yr old DGD.She gets more cuddles than a new baby.Someone dumped her with a rope embedded in her neck!!!!She has gained 5 pounds and is in great spirits. emoticon SUSAN

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MARAGRAM 3/5/2014 8:40PM

    that is totally aweso0me!

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SUECHRIS50 3/5/2014 5:23PM

    Please if you have the time to visit with your local senior retirement home,Take that step and make a new friend or in my case 25!The animal shelter can always use food,blankets,towels,litter,bedding and toys!!! emoticon SUSAN

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I finally have time for me again!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yep!It's true It seems like everyone had a virus going back and forth and I've been a caregiver/ entertainer/errand runner.I'm at the gym daily now to chase away the FAT monster.At least the weather turned nicer.I'm having to go easy because I sprained my ankle mildly.I've had some time with my nursing home patients...doing nails and hair,going shopping(they are so fond of getting away)I took Bernie,Eliza,Rupert and India to the mall.Constance,Millie Thomas and Jake to the movies and Marty to buy video games with Gina.We had a mad crazy day yesterday.My car was worn out!We lost about 10 oldsters during the holidays.If you ask me its sheer loneliness.I do my share but family members think its a place to PUT them.Out of sight,out of mind is what Richard says.He has one grandson in Georgia that flies here monthly to see him but family 20 minutes by car that sees him on his birthday,Fathers day and Christmas.I know it's really hard but I see a lot of tears and hurt feelings turn into anger at loved ones neglect of them.Cecily raised her grandkids and not one visits her.I take friends to visit them and its awesome to see their faces light up to have visitors.Recently some high school students without grandparents stopped us in the mall and asked could they come and visit.Now about 24 of the students have adopted grandparents.Of course they are supervised but hey,Its so nice to see all the smiles.well I guess I'd better get my gym gear ready and scoot! emoticon SUSAN

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PATRICIAAK 2/21/2014 12:27AM

    I'm glad you reach out to them

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MARAGRAM 2/20/2014 7:22PM

    You are a very special person! Thanks for arranging the intergenerational visits. Both benefit from this exchange!

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/20/2014 3:02PM

    An older aunty of mine is in an assisted living facility. I've visited her there. The facility does a wonderful job taking care of the residents. But you are right, many older parents are dumped there by their children. It's really sad to see once vibrant people deteriorate for lack of a family connection of some kind. I understand that taking care of someone with alzheimer's is difficult, but you'd think you could stop in once in a while to keep them company for a while.


BTW, did you find a home for that little kitten that found its way to your garage ?

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Little kitten lost

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Why am I a kitten magnet?I don't know how little squeak got into our garage but there she was curled on a pile of folded towels,dryer going full blast.I walked out saw her and she was so weak she was squeaking.Skin and bones with beautiful blue eyes.I quickly grabbed my heating pad,wrapped her up in a towel and fed her from a bottle.It was kitten formula!She isn't that old.She gobbled as much as her tummy could hold and literally went limp as a dishrag.I took her photo,printed it out and taped it to all the neighborhood mailboxes.Nobody has answered so,I'm giving her owners another week to claim her.She has a shoebox with litter and my sweater turned kitty bed.She sleeps on my head at night and climbs up my clothes to get in my lap.How can such a tiny being generate such loud purring?It has been down in the teens here in Texas and I'm stumped as to how she survived the cold.My neighbor Henrietta wants to adopt her but Im kinda smitten with the kitten emoticon Wish me luck Im going to need it to give her away!She looks right into my eyes when I talk with her and stays near me at all times! My DH says NO CATS!! emoticon emoticonSUSAN

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TRESSWANN 2/8/2014 7:38PM

    Oh we have so been there. We used to feed 9 ferals when we first came here. Our Kitty Bardot was one. And Mollie arrived inside our home on Christmas Eve two years ago. Owner said she jumped out of car but our Miss Mollie is loving and placid. We took her to vet for first time and she just lay there. When we got her she wasn't five pounds. Vet told us today she is FAT. And Bardot booked and was in the wild and survived Hurricane Sandy and the blizzard after it. She too is now FAT. Is there SP for kitties?
BTW, my DH said no cats and he is the one we have to stop now

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