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The grass isnt always greener!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today is a beautiful spring-like day mid 70's,sunny,windy...here I was having myself a walk and decide to change location of my usual haunt.I put some clothes and extra shoes in my car a while back just in case...There are alot of hills and a duck pond at this particular path,I am tired and stop for a sit down.A goose came waddling up expecting a treat and got aggressive...He chased me off to sit on another bench...that wasnt good enough he chased me some more...Should I pepper spray a goose?A little boy was laughing so hard he had tears pouring down his face...I wasnt finding it so hilarious but,that goose followed me until a dog came along and scared it...Whew!So after a snack and a water I resumed my walk forgetting about the FOWL bird...Can you believe that goose found me?I was running away when I stepped into the largest pile of dog poop I'd ever witnessed!!!Okay Is this park like bad for me?I changed the shoes and tried again only to have sprinklers come on full blast and drown me!!... emoticonI then went into the ladies room and put on my dry clothes and LEFT for home and my safe walking area.It goes to show ya that sometimes the grass is not only greener away from home its more dangerous emoticonToday was not my day emoticonSUSAN

  
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NAVYMOM133 1/24/2012 12:27PM

    Susan,
Wow, that sounds like one aggressive FOWL bird! Chasing you to another bench was one thing, but following you and harassing you? Yikes! I had to chuckle at the "Do I pepper spray a goose?" but what if he'd had the whole gaggle going? Carry a spare loaf of bread to throw down and run?
There are turkeys as my DH's work (these are the turkeys on the outside of the building). They get very aggressive when they see other turkeys, and many a shiny, new car owner has had his car pecked by turkeys thinking they're seeing a rival in the reflection!
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BLEGNER1 1/20/2012 8:05AM

    It may not have been greener, but you had an unexpected adventure that brings laughter to the ones who read about it.
Blessings
Barb

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NSTARSMITH 1/19/2012 8:43PM

    Oh man what a lark! I just laughed out loud! Them spoiled park gooses can be really demanding. And they BITE! I have also been attacked by a demon duck. He bit me over and over as I tried to stumble away. Evil fowl! But the dog poo pile and the sprinklers and the little boy laughing...??? Maybe if you had stayed in the park some loony toon axe murderer would have accosted you! An ill fated trek otherwise. Thanks for sharing!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/19/2012 2:01PM

    Silly goose...sorry, Susan but this is funny, especially the play on words...the FOWL foul bird.

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CHERRYTOMATO 1/19/2012 12:51PM

    haha, thanks for the laugh. Hilarious. I can only imagine that goose is south for the winter... and he talked to some of his northern buddies about the weather we are having... and it put him in a FOWL mood!

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When will people get it?Animals arent trash!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yesterday as I was taking my walk,A huge pitbull came out of nowhere!With my heart pounding and my walking club poised,I waited for him to pass.He was wearing a nice collar and had tags.I am by no means that brave but,he ran up next to me and sniffed me,licked my hand and I tried the sit command.
He obediently sat down.I reached in my waist belt and gave him a treat...What a good boy you are...He rolled onto his back and offered his tummy for a scratch...A big teddy bear!His tag read"Hi Im Bubba" and had info as to where I could call...Number disconnected...I leashed him up and he was so gentle!He didnt pull like pitties do.I called a friend Barney at the no kill shelter and asked him to look up Bubba's tag number and he offered to go by the address...Sadly enough they just moved out and left him behind.I had to cry I was so dam sad!!!
Barney patted my shoulder and said Susan you cant help them all...
I know but that dog dont deserve crappy owners!!
I put him in my yard with a chew bone and was determined to find Bubba's owner(s)The owner is a soldier at Ft.Hood so I tried his Company..Bingo!
Once I explained the situation,He was silent,hello are you there?Yes he said Im just in tears with relief!It turns out that his wife had left him and let the dog go out of spite!!
It was obvious the way Kenneth ran to my door 20 minutes later that Bubba was his baby!He hugged me so hard thanking me and shaking my hand!
When Bubba saw Kenneth I knew I did the right thing!Kenneth buried his face in Bubbas neck and cried while getting licked to pieces.His mission for my kindness is to pay it forward.Barney is expecting dog,cat and bird food on payday.He promised me he would.I will hunt him down,I have his info..LOL
I know I blog alot about helping strays and I do it because I love animals and do my part to help....YALL can too! emoticonSUSAN

  
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BLEGNER1 1/20/2012 8:01AM

    I suppose people with learn that animals aren't trash when it realized that people aren't trash. It is sad to say about our world, but it is true. I am not saying everyone is that way, but many are.
God bless you for caring and being there for the ones who cannot speak for themselves
Barb

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LAURI39 1/19/2012 8:25AM

    The title of your blog caught my eye and then I read it and it brought tears to my eyes. I am a huge animal lover and just wanted to express how wonderful it was of you to go that extra mile to try and ensure Bubba was reunited with his rightful owner. As a German Shepherd owner I am glad that you gave him a chance to show you his true colours..:)
I wish there were more people like you in the world - it would be a better place for sure!
Thank you for sharing your story.

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FRAN0426 1/18/2012 8:45PM

    Thank you for taking the time to help animals in need. This had a freat ending because of you a owner and pet we reunited dispite the X-wifes meaness.

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HDHAWK 1/18/2012 8:36PM

    What a great story! Thanks to you for going the extra mile to find his owner. 2 happy guys for sure!

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LIBBYG7 1/18/2012 5:21PM

    I ADORE happy endings!! You're a pip, Susan = love 'ya for it.
When I was little, I was always bringing home strays = much to my mother's dismay. She didn't like dogs. (But my dad was a dog lover.....so at least I know where I got it from.......)

Thanks for saving lives.

Hugs, Libby
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DUSTYGIRL25 1/18/2012 5:02PM

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NSTARSMITH 1/18/2012 4:57PM

    Lady, I think you were put here so strays will find you!!! What a ear jerker of a story and for his Daddy to have almost lost him to his ex-wife's spite ... that was one lucky doggy (and doggy daddy)! Bless you, bless you, bless you! emoticon

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BETTERHEALTH123 1/18/2012 4:39PM

    Susan, Now I know for sure that you are an animal "whisperer".

There's horse whisperers, but you're the dog and animal whisperer...

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LENKA763 1/18/2012 2:02PM

    I'm so proud of you doing the right thing.
I have many times let another dog in my yard just to make sure the dog is not run over a car,since we live neat a pretty busy road.

Fortunatelly, they were always people looking for their dog.

As of the wife of the soldier , I can say only one thing.." you can be mad at your man as much as you can ,but you should never take your anger on a innocent animal!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/18/2012 1:15PM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/18/2012 12:40PM

    So glad you found his owner. We found five abandoned pups in the woods this morning. There was a sixth but it was run over. They are so cute. We may even adopt one of them. Right now they are all eating and drinking. They were starved. So sad.

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STEPHAB1218 1/18/2012 12:20PM

    As a proud pit owner I am so grateful to people like you who give dogs a chance before passing judgement... My girl Dipsy is 2years old, weighs in around 80lbs, and is fully convinced she should be able to ride around in my purse and sleep on my lap. LOL... I have to be 100% sure that she is even better behaved and more trained than most breeds, just because of the stigma that goes along with the breed. But it was well worth it, she is by far the most loyal and loving dog I have ever owned, my three year old nephew thinks she is his pony, he gets on her back and rides her around and she LOVES it!! Too funny! Thank you for all you do for animals!!

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WILSON425 1/18/2012 12:14PM

    What a wonderful thing you did. For both the dog and the owner. emoticon

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HELOVESDOTS 1/18/2012 12:08PM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog!! I am an animal lover, mostly fond of canines...I just recently became involved with a mobile low cost spay neuter clinic. I get so frustrated with people and the way they treat their animals! I have an 8 year old Corgi who is a spoiled rotten old grump and recently took into our home a chihuahua mix that had been passed around and not wanted, she is a spunky little ball of fire, we love her. I live in a rural area where puppies and kittens are over-abundant and people don't like to spay/neuter/leash or allow pets into their homes...sad, and aggravating! Now I could go on and on...I won't. Thanks for this blog! It warmed my heart!

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PCOLAGATOR 1/18/2012 12:07PM

    Most dogs are products of their environment. I worked at an animal hospital and saw some of the sweetest dogs of every breed but there were just some evil dogs of every breed. I think I've been attacked by more little "cute" breeds than the large breeds. I know several pits that look viscous but think they're lap dogs

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Is menopause the reason I cant sleep?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

About a month ago,I started going to bed as tired as could be.I would fall asleep and wake an hour later and stay wide awake for hours.My doctor says im exercising too much(bullhockey)and my husband suggested sleep pills.Much to my disappointment the pills made me jittery and i didnt sleep.I can sweat in an ice castle and I have been tested for diabetes,thyroid and caffeine dont even register with me.I tried melatonin too but,I could have ate a peanut and got the same results.It's starting to take an effect on my routines because im too tired to finish!anyone have any herbal or safe remedies? emoticonSUSAN

  
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KATHYD82 1/18/2012 8:40PM

    I understand what you are saying Susan! Also, a friend of mine said basically the same thing to me last summer, and her OB/GYN recommended that she try taking 1 or 2 Benadryl at bedtime for at least a couple of weeks to help her get some sleep and to "train" her body to get back in a routine sleep mode again. I had been going through a lot of waking up during the night then too, and it was getting progressively worse, so I tried it. It is AMAZING!!!!! I have been taking 2 benadryl every night now since August. Well past 3 weeks, lol...but I tried not taking it and I didn't sleep well again. Benadryl is harmless for just about anyone, check with your doctor first. But I feel so much better now that I am sleeping well. I still wake up to pee about once a night, but that disruption was one I already had! Believe me, it works great! I know I am premenopausal, and this is a common problem. I have not had to take any meds but the benadryl and I am very happy!
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MARTHASPARKS 1/17/2012 10:19PM

    Menopause was awful for my sister but was easy for me. Talk to your doctor and tell him you don't want to do HRT yet. Also, I think that a really good health food store may be able to help with natural options.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/17/2012 2:30PM

    Hope you get some rest soon. emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 1/17/2012 1:45PM

    Susan, I went through this too, when I was going through menopause and hot flashes. I found some herbal Medication at Sams that really helped me, seems like they called it "Estrovent" or something like that. I used to be drenched in sweat from hot flashes, just like you.
If I awoke and couldn't go back to sleep, I would get up and read until I could. Made for some short nights sometimes but I never felt sleepy during the day.
Good Luck!
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Watching a child play

Monday, January 16, 2012

There I was sitting in a chair at the car repair.Focused on the fact that my car would be waylaid for a few days.The shuttle was late and I was being impatient.Two very well behaved little girls were playing,giggling good naturedly.One got up and wandered over by me,bumped into my leg and apologized.Mama!she whispered where are you?Mama answered right here Cassie.I looked up and thats when I realized Cassie was blind!This beautiful little 4 year old was having fun and making the most of waiting.Well,so could I!Instead of boredom,I played with those girls and laughed at their antics.I was enjoying them so much I lost track of time.I reached in my granddaughters goody bag and pulled out a coloring book and crayons and a bunny with different textures of fur and he smelled like bubblegum,for Cassie.Two bags of skittles from the vending machine(they helped me)And I was on my way home.Cassie and Maggie in the door hollering thanks Miss Susan!...Oh they are SO welcome..... emoticonSUSAN

  
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BLEGNER1 1/20/2012 7:52AM

    You were so blessed to be able to give and receive joy. This encounter was one of the small miracles in our lives that would have been so easy to miss out on if you would have only kept being absorbed by the negative that was happening.
Blessings
Barb

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FRANCESCANAZ 1/17/2012 8:21AM

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I am blessed

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I often find myself wanting something I dont have.Being envious of a friend driving a new car.Watching someone I know get a brand new house.Seeing someone on tv win millions.BUT...I have the love and appreciation for and from my family,a nice house,a hoopty that runs,food in my pantry,and my sweet dog!I am truly blessed with something money cant buy...love for myself.I know my mom and dad raised me right and I have a heart of gold.I love my family and do right by my friends.Keep food on the table and clean my house.Im not an angel by any means and have a temper(not for long)Anger dont have a place in my heart,I have to let it go a.s.a.p.The trash is out,laundry is washed.My oldsters are taken care of and loved.I come on sparkpeople to support and be supported in my weight loss journey(s).Weight is one thing I havent managed for long...I wont give up!!!Hopefully this year I will conquer!
Something will click in my brain and set me on the right path...beating myself up wont happen.I feel all my sparkers kindness and respect and just know I am praying for yall as you are praying for me.... emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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BLEGNER1 1/20/2012 7:48AM

    If we would all stop daily and be thankful for what we have. We would all realize how blessed we are. We get so caught up in what is around us that we forget what is with us. I try daily to give thanks not just for the big things, but also for the little things.
Blessings
Barb

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TXGRANDMA 1/17/2012 1:52PM

    You are so right! I am trying to eat more natural foods, and stay away from processed foods. Fresh is the way to go! Shop at your Farmer's market or Whole foods. Stay away from commercially canned foods or from snack foods all together! Have you ever read the labels on those and seen what you are putting into your body?
It just dawned on me this year that stuff like that could be killing us early, certainly doing us no good!
I am including more natural foods and increasing my intake of fruits and vegetables (especially tossed salads) and chicken and fish. For a dressing on my salads, I use 2 TBSP of light sour cream mixed with a salsa! It is only 40 calories and much more (in quantity) than any of the fat free dressings out there!
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DUSTYGIRL25 1/16/2012 3:47AM

    You are right! We (my hubby & I) need to learn to be happy with what we have. Seems like we are always getting something we really don't need. Honestly, we probably have more that we need already.
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MARVEEME 1/15/2012 7:34PM

    Yeah, it's easy to let your guard down and allow the green monster of envy in, but it looks like you already know how to quickly evict him, eh?

Sometimes we let our mind wander into the "what if....." and the pity party begins. What if I won the lottery?....got a new car?.....etc.... it all turns too quickly into "Why can't something that good happen to me" chatter. UGH!

The fact is, if we all came to the table with a bag of our troubles to trade for someone else's, we would all probably end up the way the scientific experiment always does..........we'd leave the table with our original bag of troubles intact, and be thankful for them.
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LIBBYG7 1/15/2012 5:05PM

    Hi Susan!
I'm feeling pretty much the same these days. Counting blessings........
....and some good things are coming into my life.

And.....I lost the pesky 4 lbs I gained recently!!!

I'm grateful...

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MARTHASPARKS 1/15/2012 4:05PM

    Susan, things are just stuff. A car gets us where we want to go. Let people envy you for your incredible heart instead of your stuff.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/15/2012 3:48PM

    This is gonna be your year to ROCK this weight loss once and for all. You are emoticon emoticon

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MYBABYABRIDE 1/15/2012 3:39PM

   

Counting ones blessings is so important as we journey though life, isn't it!!!
I wish you the best.

God bless, Sue

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LIVINGFREE19 1/15/2012 2:35PM

    It sounds like you truly are blessed...as we all are when we really stop to think about it.
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CIRANDELLA 1/15/2012 1:10PM

    You've got the right outlook, Susan! And you know your life's priorities; that's so important. All the best, always!

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