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Update On Maxie

Thursday, July 03, 2014

My kitty Maxie is doing well and letting me squirt the wash solutipn and put the antibiotic cream on his cuts. He is acting almost his normal silly self again. Thank you all for your concern, nice comments and prayers, they are helping get us through!

took this just now. He is relaxing in his tee shirt. He hated the plastic cone around his head so keeping the shirt on keeps him from licking as good as that cone.

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WARRIORFIT1 7/10/2014 12:54AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your Maxie! Poor thing! I will pray for him... the Lord will continue healing! God bless you both! emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 7/6/2014 10:19PM

    I read your last blog and now the update blog-that is so good Maxie is getting better. You should report that groomer to the better business bureau! No one should harm an animal like that! Such a cute cat!
Have a great week ahead! emoticon emoticon

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LADYRH 7/4/2014 8:44AM

    Glad he is getting better

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JOYINKY 7/4/2014 12:01AM

    So glad he is on the mend. I know he's in good hands!

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MISSDAISY23 7/3/2014 8:16PM

    Hi Vicki, emoticon
Thank you for the update and picture on Maxie! I am so happy he is doing so much better! I believe the Lord continue healing Maxie!
Take care & Happy 4th!

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67YKCEB 7/3/2014 5:02PM

    Good!! I'm glad that he's healing!!
Those cones are awful! funny to watch, but awful for the pets. .... but they do help.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

I know it's been a long time since I blogged and I apologise for that. I guess I have been adjusting to our new home and then being outdoors working in my herb garden and

making new friends when I go on my many daily walks.
And I am also learning to use my new tablet, as you can see!
With all that I have been doing you would think I would have lost a few pounds but no, they keep hanging on. I havestarted going back to what worked for me in the past, only NO cheating this time. I was telling myself a little bit more, a little nibble, a late night snack wouldn't hurt. Well, it did! Time to face reality!
I will start my update from yesterday. We tookmy dear sweet kitty Maxie to a new groomer to save some money and it wad a huge mistake. She cut his skin in several places and one of them is quite a large hole. Not much bleeding so it's omly on the surface but she caused him so much pain. She had a muzzle on him so he couldn't bite or see and I was thete when she took it off and he had tears in his eyes! My heart is just breaking! I feel so bad that I am sick!
I stayed up all night to watch him and have put Neosporan on the big one and wrapped it with gauze to keep him from licking and irritating it. He seems fine and is eating after throwing up a lot at 4:00 this morning. She said it will heal in a couple days and that this hsppens all the time, especially to the older, bony cats. Maxie is 17.
Please say a little prayer for my beloved kitty if you will. And one for me to get rid of my guilt. THANK YOU,

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WARRIORFIT1 7/10/2014 1:07AM

    Oh sweetie... please find yourself another groomer. That is horrific that this groomer says this happens ALL THE TIME? oh my goodness, where did she get her license? When my beloved dog Missy was alive (passed last year), I remember one year taking her to a new groomer who cut nearly every nail on her feet too short that my poor baby was bleeding and in pain. I took her to the vet to check her out because of concerns about infection - if they are that careless with your pet, how do you know they're properly cleaning their equipment? - and it took a while for my girl to heal. I never took her back to that groomer. God bless... will keep you all in prayer.

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LADYRH 6/28/2014 7:33AM

    Prayers for you and Maxie

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MISSDAISY23 6/28/2014 12:00AM

    Hi Vicki,

Oh! Poor kitty! I am so sorry this happened. Maxie is in our prayers. It is nice to see you here and I believe with God's grace you can do it!

Take care & have another blessed day! emoticon


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JOYINKY 6/27/2014 9:16PM

    I understand your concern. It's why I groom Sugar myself; I don't want to risk her getting hurt. But, she's fairly easy to groom; no way I would do any more than brush Xena. So far that's enough. I hope your kitty heals well and quickly. The guilt is not yours, there is no way you would have known.

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LACEYKYLE 6/27/2014 8:32PM

    I CANNOT imagine something like that happens all the time. I would not take my kitty back there again. But, he is right, it'll probably heal in a couple of days. When our kitty had a 3 inch hole, she got bit by another cat, they told us to keep it clean and leave it open. It took not time for it to close up. I'm praying for you and Maxie. Take care. May God Bless you!

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67YKCEB 6/27/2014 7:13PM

    That groomer LIED to you!! It does not happen all the time!!! Please don't take him back there!!!! My sister has been grooming cats for 30 years and has only nick 5 that I know of (and worked with her for 20 years) in all of that time. And where she nicked them was on a skin fold or the ear. .... and another thing .... cats don't have to be muzzled to be groomed. (wrapped up in a towel with another person holding it works better than a muzzle. sister and I did that lots of times, I held the cat on the table, she groomed.... quickly!) Lots of groomers say they can groom a cat .... don't believe them. They say that because cats cost more to groom and they want that extra money. Ask if you can watch them groom one before you take your cat to them. Cats don't like it the way dogs do, but a good groomer will be able to work with a cat's fear and be able to groom them with out cutting them.
You might want to have the vet look at your cat ... and send the bill to the groomer (a good groomer will pay the bill.) If the blades weren't clean, the cuts have a greater chance of infection. And the vet might be able to stitch up the bigger cuts to help them heal faster.
I hope that you didn't pay for the groom. ..... I NEVER charged a customer if I cut their pet. ..... I think that happened twice.
Sorry, but groomers hurting their clients just really gets me all worked up.
Don't feel guilty .... you were mislead by this person. Not everybody can groom a cat. I can't and would never ever try! ... you know that saying about "skinning a cat"? Well it's true. One little nick and you can pull the skin right off.
ok done ranting. Yes I will pray for your sweet baby and you!

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RHOOK20047 6/27/2014 2:28PM

    Sorry to hear about your little kitty's mishap with the groomer. You had no way of knowing it would happen. Isn't funny how we lose a night's sleep for our furry ones? I have lost many of nights sleep with our dogs!

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Digging Out Of My Rut

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thank you for all the encouraging comments. I know now that I`m not the only one struggling with the winter this year.
Today was a "warmer" day, in the 40s, so I got out there and walked, breathed in the fresh air and shed some stress. It felt great! It will turn cold again but with a nice day or two it gives me hope that Spring is trying to break through, and it will!
I hope you got to enjoy your day today too!

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KANOE10 2/22/2014 10:24AM

    I bet that walk felt good. I also had a good walk..before it turned cold again!


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ANNESYLVIA 2/22/2014 7:09AM

    Go for you!

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1BEACHWALKER 2/20/2014 3:23PM

    Glad you had a nice break in the weather! Good for you getting out and enjoying a walk and the fresh air! My walks always destress and invigorate me!! emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/20/2014 7:32AM

    I got to open my house a few hours yesterday! Oh my, it felt so good! Energizing! It won't be much longer, hang in there! Hugs.

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LADYRH 2/20/2014 6:24AM

    emoticon Spring will come soon

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MISSDAISY23 2/19/2014 9:02PM

    Hi Vicki, emoticon

I am looking forward to Spring too!

Take care & have another blessed day!


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FISHINGLADY66 2/19/2014 8:56PM

    Yeah for the warmer temps. Congrats on you focus. I hope we don't too much winter mix tomorrow

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/19/2014 7:31PM

    I'm so glad you had a nice break. I also hope Spring is around the corner for you!

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DEE1221 2/19/2014 7:22PM

    I think winter has got everyone in a funk. Just seeing the sun makes such a difference to our mental attitude as well as our stress level.

Spring just has to come!!

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144AUTUMN 2/19/2014 7:19PM

  You can do it!!

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It`s Just Not Working

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

So I started January with a great outlook. February is half over and where did the outlook go bad?
I have gone even further away from my goal and I`m not even counting anymore. I still log my food but it usually goes over what I should have.
Exercise is almost non-existant. The weather has been so cold and snowy that it`s impossible to get out to walk on the slippery road. And it`s too cold anyway with having respiratory problems.
I did get out of my rut today and do a leslie Sansone 2 mile walk dvd today. Can`t do that everyday because Hubby is home 4 days a week and watches TV most of the time.
Yes, I am in a rut. maybe just a winter rut. I hope it warms up soon. it only has to get into the 40s and I will be able to get out to walk or run. We might have that this week with rain, but I hope it doesn`t rain too much to stop me. Then back in 20s again.
I know it`s only February but it has been a long cold hard winter because of the exceptional cold and snow.
I had a really bad stomach bug or something for the last 4 weeks. it`s finally been gone for the last 3 days and I am much better. See, I blame that on the weather too.
I am sorry to be whining and complaining but it feels good to vent.
I am going to get back up and start trying again.
How is everyone else doing?

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ANNESYLVIA 2/22/2014 7:08AM

    So sorry to hear about the really bad stomach bug. I got it then my daughter then me again this week now my son.

I too live in upstate NY. Thus far my kids had 8 snow days plus a whole lot if delays.

Don't be sorry about whining and complaining because it feels good to vent and that is part of blogging.

Hugs, Anne

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BRANDTSGIRL 2/19/2014 10:23AM

    Oh sis, we've talked about this...

One day at a time.
You & I will both get through this.
Loads of hugs!!!!

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KANOE10 2/19/2014 8:13AM

    I agree with you..February has been brutal. Hang in there. It should warm up to the 40s soon. I started a Spark Activity tracker that has helped me. Stephanie-knee has a small group of motivators until the end February.

Wishing you a good day. I long to get outside again as well.


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1BEACHWALKER 2/19/2014 2:21AM

    I know the feeling! I feel like I take 2 steps forward, then 1 step back. I had 3 injuries within a year and now finally pretty much ok. It is a slow process getting back at it! But, the main thing is to greet each day as a day to do better than the last. Progress not perfection!
You did good pulling out the Leslie DVD and getting it done!! Why not put it in your computer when your hubby is watching TV (if it is a desktop that is). I do that all the time! Even put Coach Nicole DVD in and watch it on the computer. There are a lot of great You tube video too on exercise of all sorts. emoticon

He conquers who endures. ~Persius emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 2/18/2014 11:35PM

    I totally agree with the fact that It has been a long cold hard winter because of the exceptional cold and snow. I am glad to hear you feel much better now. I feel it is better to vent and one will feel better. Also glad to hear you are getting back up and start again. emoticon

Like you, during this season, once in awhile I slide but then I get back on my routine the next day.


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JOYINKY 2/18/2014 8:51PM

    I can't argue with a thing you've said. It has been a long, cold hard winter! Some of my best walks have been inside! It's still about choices I'm glad you are choosing to get back up and try again! You will feel better for it; we all go through slumps for all kinds of reasons. We're only defeated if we give up and you're not giving up!
Neither am I, my health and independence depend on it!
Why is it important to you? Focus on that and find things that you enjoy doing to be active.
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New Year, New Thinking

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Holidays are over. How did you do? I managed to eat my way through them and put on 6 pounds. Now I am that much farther away from my goal, which was only 5 pounds away.
How did it happen? I remember the tricky message my brain was sending out...it`s only a couple cookies, chocolate covered cherries, pie, ect. It won`t hurt you. It`s a special time, how often do you spend time with all these people altogether?...... Everybody else is eating it......
And the worst part is I KNOW BETTER! I read all the Spark articles on holiday behavior, and it even ran through my mind while I was eating all that stuff. But my other, evil self convinced me otherwise.
Since the beginning of the New Year, I have been watching myself carefully. I have been noticing when I would snack unnecessarily and what I would eat during the day. BINGO! I`m paying attention again! Six Oreo cookies is NOT a power breakfast! Three gingerbread men and 2 coconut cookies is not a healthy snack. And more Oreos at bedtime doesn`t help me sleep better!
Good sense pushed it`s way back into my head and I have been having whole grains for breakfast, a sensible lunch, like home made veggie soup, and supper is a small bit of meat with lots of veggies as a side. Snacks are fruit or a cheese stick. I was snacking 4 times a day. Now it`s once when I need to.
The nightime snacking I have noticed is the biggest problem. But I also discovered that the healthier I eat during the day, the less I need to eat after dinner and before bed. It has been a week with no night time eating for me, and I haven`t missed it at all.
I have found new and healthier foods to keep in the house, and I won`t be buying those Oreos that were at such a terrific sale price again.
I have probably told you stuff that you have heard before and already knew, and it`s maybe something that you already do. I heard it and knew it too. But untill it really sinks in and hits home, it all was just words to me.
Here`s to a new and more enlightened year!

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MISSDAISY23 2/17/2014 10:17PM

    You are back on track again! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/17/2014 9:31AM

    You will make it successfully. Just take it one day at the time. We all have those moments.

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FISHINGLADY66 1/16/2014 9:22PM

    I've injured my right arm and can't use the computer very much. Have a Wonderful 2014.

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KANOE10 1/12/2014 10:33AM

    You are doing well and will get rid of those pounds in no time. You have taken good steps for health. I am also working off a few up pounds. We can do it!


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JOYINKY 1/11/2014 8:41PM

    You are off to a great start! Here's to a wonderful, healthy 2014!

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