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Still missing: Seen this morning...

Friday, January 09, 2009

... BY ME!!! YAY!!! I do feel reassured after seeing him in a way. Almost like... ok so the other people that saw him -- that was REAL.

The bad news is that he ran off when I called to him. He was already running when I saw him, just runnin through the woods. I tried to head him off but when I saw him coming I realized I wasn't going fast enough to intersect him so I called out. He looked at me for a second but then took off even faster.

Whether he was terrified, or playing a GREAT GAME I'm not sure, but I followed and found a gap under the fence that he surely went through (because on my side it turned into SUPERTHICK brush that I couldn't even see into, and I saw him running past that point somehow... then when I saw that gap I was like OH he went under the fence and was running over THERE... *duh*).

SO! I tell my DH and anyway, that's the same place he saw him yesterday in those same woods.

So yesterday I was already thinking about the "humane trap" idea, but it sounded expensive and hard and I just had no clue. After today, now that both DH and I were unsuccessful in getting him to come to us...

I saw that the animal shelter rented traps. We called but theirs are cat sized and too small, but they have some buddies in Animal Control that they referred us to. We called them up and they agreed to come set up a trap in that area.

We talked to the people who live there and they were so nice and agreed it was no problem for us to set it up on their land. The lady even provided some table scraps (pork chops and macNcheese!!!) to put in the trap as bait.

When talking with them they told us that they sometimes put out scraps for the loose cats in the neighborhood (surely why Roscoe keeps running through that area and also probably why he's not hungry enough to be tempted back home with dog food.. hahaha). So we are very hopeful that he will run back through his favorite area and smell something delicious and go inside. *EVERYTHING CROSSED AND PRAYERS SENT!*

Also today I was down to 173.5, so another holiday lb bit the dust at some point. WOOT.

I just have to make sure to wear heavy clothes and guzzle water like crazy on Monday morning so that I won't have to lose too much to meet 10lbs lost in 10weeks. :) It turns out I AM on a 4person team after all so I don't want to let them down. Our team name is going to be: Fit N Fierce In the South! (I kinda stole that first part from CAROL_HOORAH -- minus the fabulosity.) Maybe also a higher sodium dinner Sunday night? Since I know that will cause fluctuation weight? hehhe. Anyway.


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CECE0330 1/12/2009 5:44PM

    Sorry...I'm a bit slow to read blogs! Well, it certainly sounds like Roscoe is having the adventure of a lifetime! Hope those pork chops lure him in. Little guy was probably like "woo hoo! I can sneak under here and get some good fixins anytime I want!" Wonder what exactly the neighbor was leaving out.................

Good luck catching him!

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CAROL_HOORAH 1/12/2009 1:08PM

    LOL fit n fierce!!! woot woot the more the merrier!

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PEBBLESGMC 1/12/2009 8:02AM

    I pray that Roscoe is home safe soon!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/10/2009 9:40PM

    Sounds like your doggie is too smart for his own good! Things seem to be moving in the right direction though. That's great news.

Good luck with the 10 pound challenge. Wear lots of jewelry for your first weigh-in!! Ha. :)

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SWEETZMIX 1/10/2009 9:10PM

    Roscoe will be home soon!! I can feel it!!


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RUSSELLORAMA 1/10/2009 4:48PM

    This is a bizarre string of events...I had a cat go missing like that, kind of skulking around the house and running from you when you called, and it turned out he had a little girlfriend he was hanging out with in the woods behind the house. He eventually returned, but only after causing me much misery and heartbreak. Here's hoping that he remembers what side his bread is buttered on and returns home soon!

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OBMD4JC 1/10/2009 4:30PM

    thank the lord the stinker is safe!!!! Here's to hopin' he's hungry for pork chops and mac and cheese! If not, you might get a pet skunk or possum as a pet in the trap....

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KIMCATUS 1/10/2009 2:28PM

    Oh my gosh...so close!!! The little stinker! lol Here's hoping the trap works and he's home SOON!!!

And congrats on being down another pound...woo hoo!


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SKYFYRE 1/10/2009 10:34AM

    YAY! I hope the little booger is safe and sound ASAP!
And... YAY on a lb down! Woohoo!

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MDTWEETY 1/10/2009 7:23AM

    YAYYYY! That is great news!

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TELERIE 1/10/2009 5:09AM

    My heart lifted reading this post, Dana! And it's a good plan, I hope it works!

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CURVES_N_CURLS 1/9/2009 10:18PM

    Bet PhatDana never thought she'd be scheming up ways to weigh MORE... Life's a trip, eh? :)



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HOPERY 1/9/2009 9:51PM

    Man what an escapade! I hope you ground him from his favorite squeaky toy after all this is over. But seriously, it may be that he was at a shelter because he likes to run. Isn't he part Beagle? It is in their breed-we have one out by us that we call Forrest-cause I don't think he ever stops just running around. This CAN be trained out and overcome in this breed. (our pups are half Beagle) So, research and have ready some good plans so he never pulls a stunt like this again.

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TEXASTITCHER 1/9/2009 8:40PM

    I hope Roscoe makes it back home. I know how much pets are a special part of everyones lives.

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DEBULACLARK 1/9/2009 8:21PM

    Oh, I'm so happy!!! I've been worrying right along with you. You sound like you've got a good plan going. I'm so glad you saw him. I'll say another prayer and you are all definitely in my thoughts! Good luck!

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SLCOLMAN 1/9/2009 8:13PM

    I hope that the trapping works!! This plan seems like a good one to me :)

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**PRICELESS** 1/9/2009 7:56PM

    Oh Yes!!! ROSCOE GO HOME....Or into the trap anyways...which will ultimately lead to home!! =D

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    YAY!!! I'm so glad that you saw him! That's got to bring a lot of reassurance that he's okay, and just hanging out. Maybe enjoying a little doggie-adventure! So happy for you, and I'm sure he'll be safe at home very soon!

And well done on the continued EVERYTHING during this time! You're a real trouper!

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Still Missing: Seen this morning...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Our neighbor's son saw him foraging some garbage near our apartment when he was driving into the complex. He called to Roscoe, but when he did Roscoe ran into the woods. GAH! So anyway, they went looking and couldn't find him. Then my husband went again later and had a sighting of his bum running into the woods and couldn't get to him. He tried to follow and heard him and followed for a while but then the noises stopped and he couldn't find him still.

RRRAAWRRRRRRRR! I want my dog back!

Anyway. I also went hiking around in the woods and walking the area for about an hour later, so I didn't go to the gym today, but I didn't even see him.

This is really frustrating -- I'm hoping someone is able to actually get hands on him soon. :(

P.S. -- I was going to reply to those suggesting treats but then I realized EVERYONE suggested treats! :D I always have his favorite treats with me when I go looking, but I have yet to see him. I'm going to reopen the topic of putting food outside our apartment. Even though there are several stray animals that will probably eat it, at least it might draw him up TO OUR DOOR and maybe regularly before we see him, but at least he might start to remember our house as a place for food and we can have a better chance of catching him. *fingers crossed*

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SLCOLMAN 1/9/2009 8:10PM

    I am glad that you are at least seeing and getting reports of him being seen!!!

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MARLIE13 1/9/2009 10:56AM

    I don't know if someone's mentioned it but...well you know when you run after a dog and they run...and usually you can see them smiling? Because they think it's a big game. Poor Roscoe...he sounds like he's having a great time and just doesn't know how much your heart is breaking. Thank goodness he is close by and safe. It's just a matter of time...hopefully short, before he comes to his senses.

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WAVEDANCER7 1/9/2009 10:49AM

    Holy Bananas! That's a sneaky pup! I'm so sorry about all of this, I can't imagine how heart breaking it is. But good news is.. he's alive and close! And you'll get him back soon. Just don' t give up! Keep us posted.

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TRACYZABELLE 1/9/2009 3:44AM

    Usually they say whjen they get hungry enough they return home but I know his humans want him now! What about a toy that makes noise.. does he have a favorite squeaky toy he likes? Best of lucK!

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CURVES_N_CURLS 1/8/2009 11:46PM

    It may not be GREAT news ('great' would be if he was home safe and sound!), but it is good news... He will be home soon!

Keep us posted, and take care of YOU until he's home. :)


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    i missed this. i wonder why he likes the woods so much??? hoping he gets tired of them soon and comes home.

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COLTDANCER 1/8/2009 9:36PM

    OY! Naughty POOCH!

Does he get interested in other animals? If a new person couldn't attract our dog, another dog surely did and we were able to snag her that way....

Sounds like Roscoe is enjoying his wild week of freedom...

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LILBITFIT 1/8/2009 8:19PM

    Well, I'm glad if he's sowing his wild oats that he's doing it close to home. I hope that you'll have him home soon!!!

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KIMCATUS 1/8/2009 7:53PM

    Oh how frustrating for him to be so close...poor baby I bet he's just so scared!! But at least he's close and hopefully will be home soon! Still thinking about you guys!!!

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CJBAGGINS 1/8/2009 7:17PM

    Oh good gravy. How frustrating for you, Dana. Here's to a quick and joy-filled resolution to this adventure.


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TMROTH 1/8/2009 6:55PM

  at least there was a sighting. Keep watching for him.

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MODEL_BEHAVIOR 1/8/2009 6:50PM

    I am so sorry to be reading these past few posts about Roscoe. It is so sad when your pet runs away and seems to be enjoying themselves OR are just too scared to come back and come home! Hope you get him soon.

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VEEJAY3 1/8/2009 6:30PM

    Oh, thank goodness he's still "at large," at least. You know he's alive and kickin' as they say. Just a naughty boy.

What did Little Bo Peep do when she lost her sheep and didn't know where to find them? Uhm ... oh. "Leave them alone and they'll come home, waggin their tails behind them." We hope.

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WOLFKITTY 1/8/2009 6:10PM

    That's wonderful that he's right there by your apartment! HOORAY!! I hope you can capture him back home soon!


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MDTWEETY 1/8/2009 5:46PM

    YAY! Glad someone spotted him again!! That is awesome! You are getting closer and closer to getting him back.

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MOM2ACAT 1/8/2009 4:30PM

    I'm glad you at least have an area narrowed down to find him.
Does he have a favorite food or treat, something where he would come running to you if he saw it in your hands?

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HOPERY 1/8/2009 3:35PM

    The adventures of Roscoe...sounds like a Hallmark movie with a very happy and tear provoking ending is coming soon.

Can't wait until you have him back again.

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TELERIE 1/8/2009 3:22PM

    Oh that's very hopeful! Very!
Bring yummy food next time you go looking.

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SWEETZMIX 1/8/2009 3:22PM

    OK I know this is hard, but Dana he is alive and ok!! He is still around the neighborhood. So there is still hope!! Bring some treats with you next time you go looking or have some treats around the complex.


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LASHERTHECAT 1/8/2009 3:18PM

    Sounds like he's having the adventure of a lifetime!! Hope you grab him soon!

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**PRICELESS** 1/8/2009 3:16PM

    Ohhhhh YAY!! What a relief to know that he's alive at least! I def. agree that you should take various yummy snacks w/ you next time around. If he's rummaging through garbage then he's bound to want some tasty food!!

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CALICAVEGIRL 1/8/2009 3:07PM

    Bring some really smelly treats with you the next time you go looking... Dogs can't resist the junk food.

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    I'm glad he's in your area though, and has been seen. You'll have him back in no time!

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KMKMOM 1/8/2009 3:06PM

    I'm so relieved that at least he's been spotted. I hope someone can catch him soon.

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Still missing - Possible sighting?

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

So... someone saw a beagle w/ a red collar running into some woods about 10 miles as the crow flies from where he was supposedly sighted on Monday morning -- not an unimaginable distance, but he would have had to cross a river to get there (there are bridges but only a couple... swimming???) and the river is FLOODED.

So I dunno if I really believe that was him or not... but anyway.

DH tried to go take a look but it's not like he was able to get there when the dog was seen. We got a call from a vet who got a call from a person who saw him... and I think we didn't even get the message right away. It was possible found on DH's voicemail. So he just saw a lot of woods getting dark very quickly. :(

As for me -- I'm physically feeling much better today. Made myself go back to sleep this morning instead of continual nervous puttering.

Woke up at 5, went back to sleep, woke up at 6, went back to sleep, woke up at 8 - putterputterputter, eat breakfast, then back to sleep.

Then I went to the gym -- burned 422 calories in 36.5 minutes (and that's estimated on a 165lb weight).

UM I also weighed myself at the gym's new super high tech supposed super high accuracy digital scale they added in the women's locker room right before Christmas and came in at 174.5 -- so..... yeah. MUCH better than 181. A lot closer to what I was thinking. 181 is a 14lb gain, I didn't believe 1/2 that number, thought 1/2 was a possibility, and here we are -- just over 7lbs up.

I'm gonna keep up the eating healthy and getting in workouts -- I have a WORKOUT BUDDY! SO EXCITED!!! It's SP user PHILLYCHICKEY btw. :) We're gonna meat up every weekday and possible weekends (maybe excluding some Mondays) to workout starting next week. So that should be nice.

Thank you all for your support, thoughts, and prayers for Roscoe. We are so desperate to get him home, and knowing so many people care and are internally pulling for us -- putting their will in our favor -- means a lot.

I'm glad it's sunny again. I'm hoping that will help. It's supposed to stay sunny through Friday! So here's hoping!

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CATIATM 1/8/2009 1:34PM

    Fingers crossed for poor little Roscoe, and YAY for getting a buddy!

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CAROL_HOORAH 1/8/2009 12:43PM

    I hope that you find Roscoe that's so sad!!!!!!! :(

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AMUNET_RA 1/8/2009 12:34PM

    Congrats on finding a workout buddy! And I'm still sending all my good vibes your way!! ((HUGS))


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VEEJAY3 1/8/2009 11:48AM

    Oh sweetie! I've been sporadic on SP, and so didn't know your Roscoe was missing. I'm so sorry. It's hopeful that you keep hearing of sightings. (But come ON, people! Pick the dog UP and keep him for safe pickup!) I've done that more than once. Picked up a wandering dog, called the number on his collar, and then waited for the owner to come meet me.

I'll pray for your reunion with Roscoe.

(And you're smart to turn your nervousness into calorie-burning activity.)

Smooches, dear. Keep heart.


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SWEETZMIX 1/8/2009 11:30AM

    We all still got hope and now that it is supposed to stay sunny is even better!!!!!! And I am happy you got a workout buddy, because you 2 can motivate each other!!

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    Crossing fingers that he's found soon!! And congrats on a workout buddy!

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/8/2009 12:32AM

    yeah for a workout buddy!

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STEFIPOP 1/7/2009 9:34PM

    Dana, I am crossing my fingers and praying for you to be reunited with Roscoe. I am so sorry this happened. Remember, possible sightings means people are looking. That is a very good thing.

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MDTWEETY 1/7/2009 9:04PM

    YAY for sun and a workout buddy!! And the fact that your doggie was possibly spotted is a GREAT thing!!
Keep us posted! :)

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KIMCATUS 1/7/2009 8:56PM

    How cool to have a SP workout buddy!!! And I'm glad you're getting a little more sleep and the weight gain wasn't as bad as you thought!

Praying and wishing on stars for Roscoe still!! *hugs*

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MARLIE13 1/7/2009 8:39PM

    *Hugs* He will come home.

Yay on finding a workout buddy! Yes, definitely keep up your workouts and healthy eating. Don't need that sugar and fat poison affecting your emotions.

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WOLFKITTY 1/7/2009 8:20PM

    It's good that you're TRYING to get more sleep. An additional hour here or there is still time for your body to rest. I'll keep hope. I'm thankful that you have some signs that he's around.

Congrats on getting your workout buddy! You'll be back to maintaining before you know it, Dana!

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BRUIN2 1/7/2009 8:09PM

    FIngers crossed!!

How fun to have a workout buddy!! YAY!!

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Still missing. :(

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sorry for the morose title, but I wanted to give a small update without getting anyone's hopes up.

We went to the shelter again today -- kinda to look again, but mostly to ask if they had a record of where he was picked up before as a stray so we could put flyers there -- turns out it was WAYYYYYY out in the county area outside of city limits and highly unlikely he would make it that way again so we decided against that but it was worth a shot.

I really feel we've done everything we can at this point:

1. He had his ID tags and is microchipped.
2. Regular visual searches of the nearby area, walking calling, etc.
3. Laminated flyers up in the apartment complexes surrounding the area he was missing.
4. Regular flyers up in businesses (restaurants, very nearby WalMart, a few drink machines, local laundromat) and stuck in newspaper boxes for the few houses nearby.
5. Flyers taken by me to every Vet, Humane Society, Shelter I could find, checking that they scan for microchips as well.
6. GIANT FLOURESCENT posterboards with our flyer in the middle stating LOST DOG REWARD in 5" high letters stuck up at major intersections nearby.
7. Websites - listings on every free classifieds for the area and every free lost dog website I could find, including the local animal shelter's listing and the County Sherriff's office missing pet listing, etc.
8. A Facebook Group - to be circulated among people in the area to spread his photos and info to local folk.
9. Newspaper Ad - running for 30 days.
10. Calling daily to ensure his information is read on a local hotline -- they change the message each day with a bulletin from messages people leave describing animals they have lost and animals found.
11. Placed an item of clothing saturated in his scent (the hoodie I was wearing when holding him for the drive to and from my in-laws) on our porch to help him scent our place.
12. PRAYER!!!!!

This is the hard part because now, other than regularly checking the websites/paper/hotline (and adding our message to the hotline each day because they clear it out everyday) and occasional walks and diligent looking... it's WAIT time. But I do get the feeling when praying that I need to be patient and have faith -- I'm REALLY trying but it's SO HARD.

I'm finding it difficult to focus on anything, yet at the same time in need of distraction. It's almost like I suddenly got a weird backwards version of ADHD and I NEED constant short burst of stimulation or else I sit and just think about him.

It's been STORMING regularly since he went missing and raining almost the rest of the time. Not only is it heartbreaking to think of him being out in that, but we believe it is hindering his getting found. (Probably hunkering down hiding and if not, who has the motivation to go in the rain and chase down a wet dog even if they happen to be out in that weather other than squinting through a windshield in the pouring rain??!?!)

I tell you I keep thinking about a time when my husband wanted to pick up a stray dog and I was feeling iffy about it and by the time we turned around he was gone. I will never do that ever again. If I see a stray dog, we are getting that baby and if he has no ID, taking him in somewhere. I wouldn't ever want someone else going through what we're going through because of me feeling inconvenienced. grr. I just hope that karma isn't playing a role in this event.

In any case -- I ate like nuts Saturday and Sunday with VERY VERY VERY little sleep. No real exercise except walking and some jogging looking around for him.

Then I decided it'd be really great to weigh myself on Monday.

The scale said 181 -- which I'm thinking is a big fat lie.

I'm sure I gained SOME legit weight because of Christmas, but most of that has to be water weight/stress/fluctuation from little sleep... whatever.

Regardless -- I've cracked down on my eating and I'm aiming for at or below 1500 cal (never to go below 1200) at the moment. I'm not tracking, but mentally estimating and sticking to good healthy staples that I am fond of. Gonna head to the gym tomorrow (gotta renew my membership and locker ANYWAY). Finally did grocery shopping this morning. I woke up at 7AM. (which for me is EARLY) It was better than 5AM from the day before. I just can't sleep right now with this stuff bugging me.

But in order not to mope (and be productive) I went grocery shopping. So at least we have food!!! I picked up very convenient items but made sure not to get anything super high in sodium at least. We have some sandwich fixings for some awesome sourdough bread I picked up at the health food store Saturday, Salad Pockets, Veggie Burgers (and buns), light chips (sun chips and baked lays) for my DH who is a chip addict, and they're ok enough for me to partake a bit, a box dinner of an awesome Indian thing (I can't remember what it was...), um.... I got some bananas and egg beaters and pears and string cheese and yogurt and sugar free jello pudding and cereal... yeah. Good stuff. OH and meat and crushed tomatoes and pasta. For Pasta w/ meat sauce obviously... we still have some Green Giant frozen veggie packages.

So it's not the most ideal for me -- not very CLEAN eating for a lot of it... but... I really tried to pick the best convenience foods I could. I don't feel like cooking and DH doesn't feel like cleaning, so I wanted to make it easy enough that we didn't keep getting tempted to eat CRAP.

Also since (according to my bloated stressed weighin) I have about 14-16lbs to lose to feel comfortable within my maintenance range again, I did sign up for my company's SCALE BACK ALABAMA team this year. Weigh-in is happening the week of the 10th, so I figure I probably will still be kinda high then maybe... even if 4-6lbs drop off from water weight or something, I could still lose 10lbs without being dangerous to myself or anything.

The program is to lose 1lb a week for 10weeks -- people that lose 10lbs during the contest time frame get entered into a drawing for small cash prizes, and a team that maintains all it's members from start to finish and has each member lose 10lbs is eligible for larger cash prizes.

I figure with 30+ people participating it's not likely we'll qualify for the group prizes so even if I don't REALLY end up losing 10lbs, it'll at least give me a group of people to be accountable with while trying to work off Christmas and stress gain.

So that's the whole truth and the full update!!!!!!!! I ate badly over Christmas break and I compounded it with terrible stress induced emotional bingeing, but I stopped the rollercoaster after the weekend and I'm getting back on track.

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SWEETZMIX 1/7/2009 3:42PM

    Hey Dana, not to sound like a broken record cuz u already know...get back to you. Get your sleep, eat the best that you can, and do some workouts. It will help you feel a lil better. You have done a lot to find him, more than most!! Girl all you can do is stay positive that you will find him. Stay strong!!

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TELERIE 1/7/2009 3:18PM

    emoticon Hang in there Dana, and *please* take care you get some sleep and water and take good care of yourself! I'm hoping the lovely dog gets back soon. You've surely done all you CAN in the situation. So sorry!

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SLCOLMAN 1/7/2009 12:36PM

    Keep hope!! Roscoe is probably the most prayed for doggie on earth right now!! You are doing everything you can to get him home - trust that!
Glad to hear that you are trying to get life so to speak back to some kind of normal. Try to eat better and keep drinking your water!!

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WOLFKITTY 1/7/2009 12:29PM

    You've done so much to bring hi home to you! Don't give up hope Dana! And for goodness sake, try to get more sleep and stay hydrated. I'm keeping you and your family (including Roscoe) in my thoughts!


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COLTDANCER 1/7/2009 11:06AM

    You've done everything you possibly can in preparation for the hardest part, as you say: the waiting. Hang in there...sending lots of hope and prayers of safety for Roscoe, keeping my fingers crossed that someone does indeed spot him and pick him up. They do it! My husband and I and another lady all stopped on the interstate one stormy Sunday evening to retrieve two beagles running and playing in the median...the lady couldn't keep them, but had a truck and drove them to our house so we could keep them until the vets opened. They were MILES from home. Beagles are notorious for cuttin' and runnin'...I had a beagle growing up, too. They love to run and run and run, ruled by their nose...someone is SURE to find him soon!

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CATIATM 1/7/2009 9:47AM

    MacDuff ran away for 30 minutes the other day, and I almost came unglued. I can only imagine what you're going through, and I'm so sorry.

I hope you find him, and hope he's ok.


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    I'm so sorry about your pup :( I really hope you feel better and I hope he shows up soon. You've taken all the routes you could possibly take to get him back. I had a pet gone for over a month once, which was unusual for him. Remember that there is still hope for Roscoe returning to you. Keep your chin up, and I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers emoticon

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MDTWEETY 1/7/2009 8:54AM

    I'm so sad reading this. It looks like you've taken ALL the necessary steps to get him back. It might just take some time, but the fact that he is microchiped is GREAT thing. Hang in there.

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LASHERTHECAT 1/7/2009 8:41AM

    So sad for you... emoticon

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ROWDYWITH4 1/7/2009 12:11AM

    emoticon What a heartache. I'm praying for you and for that silly Roscoe to come home.


Future Triathlete,

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**PRICELESS** 1/6/2009 10:42PM

    Please take care of yourself. Roscoe is a most prayed for doggie!! Hugs Hun and just do your best. God'll take care of the rest.

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DEB0413 1/6/2009 10:26PM

    So sorry about Roscoe!! Take care of yourself though!! Praying for him to come home!!

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/6/2009 10:12PM

    come home silly dog! emoticon

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APPLEHEAD326 1/6/2009 10:04PM

    emoticon This makes me sad, you just got your dog and he's lost?..

Aww, I hope you get him back soon! ((Hugs))

Lots of love,

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BRUIN2 1/6/2009 9:47PM

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I'm glad you're finding some stuff to keep you busy.

Thinking about you guys!

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    Thank you for the update. You are doing everything you can do, and there are lots of prayers going up in your behalf. Waiting is the worst part, and I wish there was something more I could do for you. I'll definitely keep praying for you.

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KMKMOM 1/6/2009 9:26PM

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Hang in there!

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KIMCATUS 1/6/2009 9:23PM

    Awww honey I'm so sorry there's not good news, but yes you have done everything you can and you're right....now is the HARD part. I have been sending up prayers hoping that Roscoe gets home safe...but he does have his tags and chips so hopefully he's with a nice family, safe and dry just waiting for them to take him to a vet...then he'll get scanned and voila! He'll be home safe and sound!!! Then you can get back to normal and be a happy family again!!! That's what I'm praying for and I know prayers are answered!!! *HUGS*

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Roscoe is missing.

Sunday, January 04, 2009


I am totally devastated and heartbroken.

He broke his leash while out w/ my DH yesterday. We've searched all over but couldn't find him. He has tags and is microchipped, but we are still terrified of losing him.

After the breakin things were really startign to feel looking up again but this has just ruined all of my hopeful feelings. (I also ate completely recklessly yesterday -- almost DEFIANTLY unhealthy after finding out...)

I don't want to do ANYTHING. But run looking for him and sit and cry and do nothing.

We've posted flyers everywhere, posted on every lost dog page I can find, notified the microchipping service, and when the shelters/vets are open we'll be giving flyers to all of them as well.

Please -- I feel so needy asking this again -- but if any of you are the praying type, please lend a prayer that our Roscoe returns to us safely. If you don't pray -- consider him in your thoughts.

I'm not sure when I'll be back on Sparks...

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KMKMOM 1/6/2009 9:23PM

    Oh, Dana! I've been away for so long. I really need to catch up. It sounds like you've hit a real rough patch lately. I'm so sorry about Roscoe. It's got to be so hard not knowing where he is and whether he's alright. I'll be keeping you, hubby, and Roscoe in my thoughts and prayers for Roscoe's safe and happy return. (((HUGS)))

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DEBULACLARK 1/6/2009 6:55PM

    Dana - my prayers are with you. I'm so sorry you are going through this. I can't imagine what you're going through. They take over our lives so quickly and I know how attached you probably are to him. Good luck and some big emoticon.

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    Dana, I am very sorry you are going through this, and will definitely pray for Roscoe's safe return! Luv u! April

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**PRICELESS** 1/5/2009 11:23PM

    OMGoodness Hunny, I'm sooo sorry to hear about your poor baby! He's certainly in my thoughts & prayers and I can't wait to hear about his safe return!
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BLUEM00N 1/5/2009 10:31PM

  I'll think good thoughts for him, definitely! I know how hard pet drama can be. Hopefully he will return safe and sound soon.

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SLCOLMAN 1/5/2009 3:35PM

    I am so sorry to hear that this happened :( Brings tears to my eyes as I know how horrible this feels.

I am going to share a story of hope with you in hopes that it lifts your spirits...
When we lived in Laramie - shortly after DH and I were married and I had moved to Wyoming, Rebel broke his chain and unlocked the gate to escape one full mooned night. We got a call at about 1 am from the local jail saying do you own a husky and is he missing. DH ran outside to check and sure enough Rebel was gone. I told the police officer yes, and asked how do we get him back. We went to the local jail shortly after 1 am and retrieved our beloved dog. We were told the story of Rebel coming up to a parked K-9 unit car and wanting to get in to see the other dog. He was happy to see us and hopped right into the truck. After about a 5 minute drive we were home and DH grabbed Rebel by the leash and they hopped out of the truck. Well no sooner than Rebel hit the ground he broke his leash and off he went again. We tried to find him in the dark with no luck. We called back the police and told them what had happened and they put out an APB for him as he had won their hearts while being in jail. We got a call at about 6 am from the police again. Rebel was in custody again. This time out across the interstate at a truck stop. The police had noticed him when they were called out for a robbery. Yup, Rebel was witness to a crime this time. Turns out he was running along and a guy on a bike saw him and was scared. Rebel runs up to the guy ont he bike and is just running along side of him though so he stoppes and gets the end of the broken leash and heads on up to the truck stop for his cup of coffee. Needless to say DH called the vet that very day and scheduled his neutering. He really hasn't ran away much since then. Once in a while when Suzy decides to be frisky and jump the fence he might go too but really agae and neutering have settled him down.
So dogs do come back, even when they run away 2 times in one night. I am praying that Roscoe comes back too and very soon!

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SWEETZMIX 1/5/2009 3:10PM

    Stay positive. I will keep both of you in my thoughts!!

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TRACYZABELLE 1/5/2009 2:17PM

    Oh sweetie! I am so sorry! I am praying right now for you and for your Roscoe... It is horrible to lose a family member.. Hope he comes home soon.


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MARLIE13 1/5/2009 1:21PM

    I'm praying. I commented over on FB since I saw your post there first. I'm so sorry. You will find him. You need each other.

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MDTWEETY 1/5/2009 7:49AM

    Oh no!!!!!! I hope you find him safe and sound soon.
I'm so sorry. :( :(
You and Roscoe are in my thoughts.

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STARLITRIOT 1/4/2009 11:20PM

    my heart goes out to you. i'd be a mess too.


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HOPERY 1/4/2009 10:49PM

    Poor Bunny!! Zip and Moses and I are wishing for a safe return for Roscoe.

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SKYFYRE 1/4/2009 7:38PM

    Oh, Dana, I am so sorry! I will keep Roseco and you and DH in my prayers. I can't imagine how you are feeling, I hope he makes his way back to you soon!

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TELERIE 1/4/2009 6:44PM

    emoticon You're all in my thoughts! Hang in there...

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    I am so sorry. I hope that Roscoe turns up soon, and safe and sound. I will pray for a quick return and for you. Big hugs to you...

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MOM2ACAT 1/4/2009 5:48PM

    (((HUGS))) I'll keep him in my prayers that he will be found, and safe too.

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    i hope he finds his way home soon. *hugs*

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LASHERTHECAT 1/4/2009 3:26PM

    I so hope you find him!!!

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WOLFKITTY 1/4/2009 3:15PM

    You and your DH and Roscoe are in my thoughts!! You're doing all the things to find him. Hold onto hope!!


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~JADE~ 1/4/2009 3:00PM

  I am praying for your little dog's safe return. Think positively, he wants to be home with Mom and Dad.


Jade, who is sending angels out to lead Roscoe home...

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COLTDANCER 1/4/2009 3:00PM

    Oh, NO! This is terrible news! My eyes got all teary just reading about this...sending you positive vibes and prayers that Roscoe comes home! It DOES happen...we've picked up many pups on weekends (ALWAYS when there are no vets open!) and hung on to them until Monday when we could contact their vet/owners.

I am SO sorry you're going through this anxiety and terrible grief....keep hoping, and get to calling places tomorrow. You've done all the right things with his tags and microchip!

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BEXTRESS 1/4/2009 2:20PM

    emoticon I know you'll find him, but I'll put my prayer out there just to make sure! emoticon

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CASSIEMARY28 1/4/2009 12:55PM

    I, along with many others, am sending so many prayers and positive thoughts your way. And infinite emoticon as well.

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JUSTKIMBERLY 1/4/2009 11:51AM

    I'm so sorry for what you're going through. Just know that him having his tags and his microchip makes it a very good possibility of you getting him back.

I hope he finds a nice family to take him in until you're able to find each other.

You're in my thoughts. emoticon

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CATIATM 1/4/2009 11:39AM

    Oh, sweetie. I'm so sorry. *hugs* I hope you get him back safe and sound!

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KIMCATUS 1/4/2009 11:34AM

    Oh honey I'm so sorry...all my prayers and positive thoughts going out for a quick, safe return home for Roscoe...*hugs*

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4565S568SDS 1/4/2009 10:48AM

  *hugs* Hopefully someone nice finds him and his chip is checked and he gets home quickly.

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/4/2009 10:46AM

    I know there isn't much we Sparkers can do to help you other than offer our thoughts and prayers and virtual hugs... so sorry Dana, hope he returns to you safely soon.

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BRUIN2 1/4/2009 10:37AM

    So sorry Dana.

That's so good that he has tags and is microchipped - hopefully someone will find him and call you soon!

Thinking about you and praying for you guys!

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