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I love animals....so shoot me!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Each time someone loses or dumps animals out by where we live,I call the second chance shelter!I dont want them euthanized,but,seeing them running around the neighborhood with bones showing,starving just kills me.Some generations that dont like dogs or cats throw rocks,shoot at them and pour water on them!! emoticonSO,I posted a sign saying that if I witnessed anymore abuse that I would call humane society!I did and guess what the man that came out said? "I cant go chasing down strays,I have a bad back!"Honestly maam it would just be better if they are shot,they will be better off!! But you cant quote me on it!!! Saying he would just lie out of it!I called everyone possible and they said If i can catch the dogs they will come and get them!I did,and the lazy,pain in the A$$,no good for nothing officer gave himself credit for "running them down"I caught 4 dogs and 2 cats with little effort! I dont much care for cats and they came right up to me purring and sweet! I hope if you are reading this and decide to go get a cute cuddly,wriggling puppy or kitty.....they grow up!!We live near an army base and the animals are gifts that outgrow their cuteness and therefore are DUMPED out like garbage.....think it over for a long time...then adopt!! emoticon emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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WILSON425 9/21/2011 9:09PM

    SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST SO STUPID. I COULD NEVER TOSS AN ANIMAL LIKE AN OLD BROKEN TOY! THERE SHOULD BE STRICTER LAWS FOR THOSE WHO DO THAT. AND YES THEIR PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE THEY GET TREATED IN THE SAME MANNER THEY SHOWED THEIR PETS!

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WILSON425 9/21/2011 9:09PM

    SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST SO STUPID. I COULD NEVER TOSS AN ANIMAL LIKE AN OLD BROKEN TOY! THERE SHOULD BE STRICTER LAWS FOR THOSE WHO DO THAT. AND YES THEIR PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE THEY GET TREATED IN THE SAME MANNER THEY SHOWED THEIR PETS!

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WILSON425 9/21/2011 9:09PM

    SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST SO STUPID. I COULD NEVER TOSS AN ANIMAL LIKE AN OLD BROKEN TOY! THERE SHOULD BE STRICTER LAWS FOR THOSE WHO DO THAT. AND YES THEIR PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE THEY GET TREATED IN THE SAME MANNER THEY SHOWED THEIR PETS!

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SHASSYSUE2 9/20/2011 4:50PM

    Amen!!! We do have a Purebred, and I love him to death, and would probably get one exactly like him again. He does not shed, and that is one of the reasons I love him. HOWEVER!! I firmly believe to have your pets Spayed and Neutered. He is not a show dog, and although he is cute, I would never want him to sire puppies. I also hate to see people letting their animals just run in a neighborhood!! PUT THEM ON A LEASH!!! If it is a cat, use some litter!!! I hate to see sweet animals killed on the road!! Ok I will get off my soapbox!! HUGS!! Shannon

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FRAN0426 9/20/2011 3:58PM

    That fella actually took credit after he refused to look for those animals, he shouln't be working for the humane society. Yes, it a shame that people want the animals while their little then toss them out like garbage, better that they don't have a pet.

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PEDAL-PUSHER 9/20/2011 2:53PM

    I read your blog with my jaw hanging open. That INFURIATES me that someone is collecting a paycheck to SERVE THE PUBLIC and won't do the job. Could you perhaps go over his head, even contacting the National Society?

Anyway, good for you. My dog was a rescued dog, she came to me at 7 months and is now almost 14, and when the time comes to put her down, there will be anothner rescued dog in the house, and I do prefer the large ones. Mutts are the best.

I live in south central Pennsylvania, heart of Amish Country, and it irks me to no end when I go shopping and see their poor horses standing in the hot summer sun, not even a water dish for them.



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MARTHASPARKS 9/20/2011 1:00PM

    My daughter and we both have rescues. What is wrong with people? Spay, neuter, give to a no kill shelter but do not dump an innocent creature that lives just to love someone! I do believe that a dog is the only creature that God made who can love you more than it loves itself - that's why their name is God spelled backwards.

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PRETTYLILHEFFER 9/20/2011 12:54PM

    I ran into your blod from another friend. I work, live and breathe at a non kill animal shelter and i LOVE you! Thank you for saving those animals! The world definitely needs more people like you. Who cares about the others, just think of those animals you are saving!

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ARLENE_MOVES 9/20/2011 12:45PM

    People who do that should be held responsible and, I would like to say, treated to the treatment that they do to the animals. Thanks for caring.

My my dogs are rescue. There is no other way...

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LHLADY517 9/20/2011 12:45PM

    I so hear you. Our oldest cat (we've had him about 10 years now) I found in our wood pile. He was a very small, skin and bones kitten. We had planned to take him to the shelter because we already had a much older cat, but it didn't happen and we still have Betsy (yes, we were told he was a she). Then when Aggie died (the older cat) we went straight to the shelter and got Milford Dwiddle (and yes we were told SHE was a he). Needless to say, both cats have been fixed. And we wouldn't know what to do without them. They entertain us constantly and they give unconditional love.

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ALICIA214 9/20/2011 12:38PM

 

I have a rescue dog I got her when she was 11months old and 2hours
away from being put down, apparently no-one was interested in her so
after 2days the policy was elimination. Fortunately an employee did not
think that was a good policy,any way to cut a long story short I saw her
picture on line and a week later she was mine, and a real treasure she is.
Check her pic. on my page. emoticon

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SLFRISBEY 9/20/2011 12:31PM

    Awww, that's so sad! I would become an animal hoarder if I were there :) I love my dogs like they were my kids and I can't see how someone can be so cruel! Good for you in being part of the solution!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/20/2011 12:30PM

    That is sad and amazing. Glad you were able to help some of them. emoticon

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MR54BLD54 9/20/2011 12:05PM

    Bravo to you, I wish there was more of you out there. Animals are not disposable and need and deserve to be loved.

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Aaliyah the wonder girl

Monday, September 19, 2011

I had LeLe today because she was having a bad day!Her Big brother was late for college class so I volunteered to pick her up.She had a huge frown on her face and didn't want to talk.I put her in the car seat and by the time I closed the door,she was asleep!I took her home,put her in the bed and she slept 4 hours!I gave her a bath,lotioned her down,gave her some body spray,redressed her and took her for a happy meal.She actually sat and ate all of her food...Quietly!Daddy and Mama Sheena kept me out at church till 12 last night,she grumbled.Do you want to go with me to volunteer?I asked.Where?she brightened up.At the old peoples house,remember?She looked at me thoughtfully and said first I have to play at Happy Land then,we can go!I laughed as she crawled through the tubes and waved down at me and made faces.(I adore her)When we were on our way she chattered like a little chipmunk(SMILE)we arrived and all the residents that saw us,hurried over to greet her(they just love her so much)Plus she is a hoot!After a while she came over to the lounge where I was talking to a nurse and asked for a juice.Grammy it's sad sometimes to come here,she pouted.Why?What's wrong?Theres just not enough of me to go around and Miss Ruby keeps petting my hair!I asked if she was ready to go home.NO!!I have to paint Miss Ruby's toes!!We all laughed.The residents gave her a cape and let her decorate it!I am Aaliyah the wonder girl she bragged.....the wonder girl is on her second nap of the day she's so tired! emoticonSUSAN

  
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DUSTYGIRL25 9/20/2011 1:10AM

    Simply adorable! I love your story.
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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/19/2011 4:29PM

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So cute!

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SHASSYSUE2 9/19/2011 4:23PM

    Give that angel a HUG for me!!! She is adorable!!!!

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SHOAPIE 9/19/2011 4:15PM

    So precious!

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An old lady with tears in her eyes

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I stood in line at the pharmacy fiddling around with my cell phone.My granddaughter was busy sitting on a bench playing a video game.She was behaving to get a toy for being good at school!I was watching her and then noticed an old lady with tears shining bright in her eyes,gazing over at Aaliyah.Is she yours?she asked.My grand I answered.She is beautiful and so well behaved she said quietly.She seemed to be pondering something then opened her purse.She pulled out a very old photo of a little girl that favored Aaliyah very much.She explained her tears and the photo was her daughter at five years old.I gave her a hug and told her I hoped she was ok.she slipped a twenty in my hand and said Buy her something nice,Today Candace would have been 75.I reluctantly accepted it,took Aaliyah's hand and turned to pick up my meds.Aaliyah said Grammy why was Grandma crying?She is very smart so I told her.WAIT! she shouted and ran and hurled herself at the lady giving her the biggest hug ever...Thank you Grandma!her small hand touched the lady's tears,wiping them away because by now every person there had tears in thier eyes too!As we were spending her $20 she was smiling at me and I tickled her under her chin....she asked can I buy some food for the poor little kids at the shelter?I almost lost it then!4 years old and so compassionate.We were able to get her game,some food for the shelter and herself a lollipop...of course I donated quite a bit but she thinks she paid for it all and is so proud!!She is a real firecracker of a kid and I simply adore her!!....... emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/19/2011 4:35PM

    What a darling. She is a credit to her upbringing.

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JAMER123 9/18/2011 12:41AM

    Susan, thank you for sharing such a lovely and tender hearted story. I really enjoyed it and it has a wonderful moral. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 9/17/2011 11:03PM

    That was a beautiful story! Thanks so much for sharing, though I teared up reading it, too! Someday, some of us will be in that older woman's place............ emoticon

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ARTPRINTER 9/17/2011 10:52PM

    What a beautiful story! You must be so proud of your granddaughter!

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BARBAELLEN 9/17/2011 10:42PM

    Awwww! Really touching!
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IILAAD65 9/16/2011 12:20PM

    OH WOW GREAT story!!!!!

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BELINDADUVESSA 9/16/2011 3:43AM

    Oh wow. I got tears just reading that.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 9/15/2011 8:04PM

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Melt my heart!!! Your Aaliyah is so precious!
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MARTHASPARKS 9/15/2011 7:43PM

    Oh Susan, how wonderful. Perfect! Evidently your value system has passed along the way to the grandchild level. Mine was that way as a child and look where she is now!

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SHASSYSUE2 9/15/2011 6:24PM

    That Grandbaby is an Angel!! Children learn by example, and she has learned that from someone VERY close to her!!! God Bless Her!!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/15/2011 6:17PM

    Too precious! emoticon

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BETTERHEALTH123 9/15/2011 5:57PM

    It sounds like your grand-daughter takes after you.

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KIND2ME 9/15/2011 4:51PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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PJBONARRIGO 9/15/2011 4:42PM

    Thank you for sharing this story- it made my day :-)

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ATMANI 9/15/2011 4:31PM

    Simply beautiful!

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SUKOTO 9/15/2011 4:30PM

    That was such a sweet story.

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Automobile blues

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I firmly believe,somehow,that cars break down as soon as we have money!!!I was going to pick up a few things I've been wanting and BAM!!She starts smoking and making a grumbling noise!I am counting my blessings that I DO have a car and the money to repair it but,the little girl in me wants to throw a tantrum....LOL,I wont trust me.My hubs had to take my car to work so i'm relying on Doge Country's shuttle to bring me home.I got there at 8:15 and didnt get home until 10: 40!I'm not leaving appliances out either!The stove is almost 5 years old now and the baking element broke,the burner switch is bugging and the vacuum just went kaput!In my mind i'm thinking positive.At least the AC is still going strong emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/19/2011 4:39PM

    My bread maker just quit, I am taking it as a message from on high. But yes, things don,t last as long as they did. All the fancy stuff inside makes them better to use but there,s more to go wrong.

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MARTHASPARKS 9/15/2011 7:47PM

    At least you are loved and have a granddaughter like Aliyah! emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 9/14/2011 11:50PM

    I'll throw a tantrum for you. Keep the faith.

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SHASSYSUE2 9/14/2011 10:18PM

    Hang in there Girlfriend!!!!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 9/14/2011 9:14PM

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Ya, that's not pleasant.
I've got a hubby that insists he'll fix everything...he's still fixing #1 broken vacuum and #2 is now dead. Sweeping the rugs is so very old.

You know I think you've had your fair share of broken things for a while...no more for you!

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FRAN0426 9/14/2011 8:49PM

    I know for us that ever time we had a little chunk of money( from taxes) some appliance or the car needed repair or replacement. Now that we are senior citizens I keep hoping nothing will need a major repair or replacement before we decide to sell our home. We did by a new car so hopefully that should do us for some time. Nothing lasts long enough like it did years ago. Poorer quality of materials and higher prices.

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TRESSWANN 9/14/2011 7:56PM

    I believe in the car god. Years ago my bff learned this lesson. Never ever mention that you have any kind of money around the car. it hears you and eats it and more. and I am beginning to believe in the appliances. Didn't sleep well Sat got up way too early on Sunday so coffee machine broke!

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BARBAELLEN 9/14/2011 3:04PM

    Okay, so they say things happen in threes, right? If so, you're out of the woods for a while!
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MAMAG476 9/14/2011 2:06PM

    If only I had a magic wand. Maybe you just need a nap. But whatever you do quit touching stuff. I am beginning to think it is you. Not really but just in case dont touch the dog. Love ya. Things will get better. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Cancer does not have to be in your family for you to have it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I have had three bouts with cancer!The first was cervical,then skinx2!Yesterday,sadly I lost a dear friend that had NO cancer in her family.She was 45.She went to the Doctor too late and it had spread through her body.If I reach one person today that listens to old wise tales about cancer,You CAN get cancer with No family history.We wont catch it all before its too late but,I'm damned sure going to try on my behalf.My Grammy died of cancer that originated in her cervix.None of her family had cancer!!Marciella my friend,left behind a husband,3 kids,3 pets,relatives and friends that adored her.I got the privelege of being there when she left us.I'm sad,but happy I got to know her and will remember her loving kindness that made us friends!I care so much about each of you,and hope you will not be too fearful of the unknown like alot of people are!...... emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/19/2011 4:32PM

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MOBYCARP 9/13/2011 8:29PM

    This is a poignant reminder to me. A few weeks ago, my oldest sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. The way she tells it, she found a lump, spent a month in denial, and then got it checked out. Good prognosis, everything is going well so far.

What I remember is that practically her first action after getting the diagnosis was to send out an email. The strongest concern in that first email was that all her female relatives should know that they no longer can say there's no cancer in the family.

I"m grateful she didn't dismiss it, got it diagnosed early, and that it she should be with us for quite a few more years.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 9/13/2011 6:07PM

    Susan: I'm so sorry for your loss and the loss your friends family is feeling. Thank you for reminding us how precious our bodies are. Pat

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ARLENE_MOVES 9/13/2011 5:33PM

    What a good person you are... and thank you for reminding us all that we need to check out any concern. My son, two years ago, had a bump on his right hand, middle finger. It ended up being a very rare type of cancer and the only way to stop it was removal of the finger. He's doing well now, except for the ghost finger feeling. There is cancer in my family so we check everything!

Thanks so much for being who you are!!!

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BARBAELLEN 9/13/2011 2:51PM

    Susan, you are a great friend! So sorry for your loss.

You've generated a couple of important reminders through this blog. First, too many people miss the opportunity to SURVIVE because they let the disease go on too long before they get treated. Also, let me add to your reminder that cancer doesn't have to be in your family in order to have it. Not only does it NOT have to be in your family, MOST people who are diagnosed have no family history. In the case of breast cancer, family history is a risk factor, but 90% of those diagnosed have no family history. You're so right that there needs to be encouragement across the board, not just for those who have a family history as an incentive for getting screened.

Thanks for the reminder.
xxoo

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SHASSYSUE2 9/13/2011 1:57PM

    A wonderful reminder for all of us!!! What a fabulous way to honor your friend!!! Bless You!!!!

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PSEUDONURSE 9/13/2011 12:11PM

  This is so true! At the "ripe old age" of 34, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. There was no other family history of it. I had a mastectomy and reconstruction, followed by chemotherapy, and I am happy to say that it has been 16.5 years. Unfortunately, 3 years ago, my brother (!) was also diagnosed with breast cancer. We went from no history to a really bad history. He was extremely lucky that when he found the lump in his breast he did not dismiss it like most men do. He realized there may be a connection and went to the doctor immediately. Unfortunately, most men who find lumps in their breast don't make that connection and by the time they go to the doctor, it is too late. We do need to get this message out there. Thank you for trying to educate as many as possible.

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MR54BLD54 9/13/2011 11:46AM

    Remember your friend with smiles and laughter. Thank-you for your most moving message.

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