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The Rescuers

Monday, January 21, 2013

Wasn't that a movie title with mice in it? Go Disney!

Anyway, a threesome of rescuers showed up at my door yesterday afternoon. Becky (Kaligirl) and "the Pointer Sisters", Rose and Liz, two absolutely adorable German Shorthair Pointers. Liz was cool with my holding her leash while we tramped out in the January normal temperatures (no snow, thank goodness), for 4.34 miles, according to RunKeeper. We went down and beside the nearby lake, past the dog run (very exciting for the canine ladies).

It was just what the doctor ordered: activity and conversation, catching up with a friend on the good things that are happening in our lives... can't wait to hear the next chapter of hers, which involves some planning and preparing for years ahead. As for mine, just getting out there walking reminds me of what I most want out of all this: good health and being ABLE to keep on walking for many years to come.

I feel VERY fortunate to be surrounded (virtually) by Spark friends and family who truly do want to see me weather the storms of the phases and come out healthy and strong. They do not have unrealistic expectations of perfection in me... and if I remind myself NOT to, and remind myself over and over again if need be of what I REALLY want in life (to live healthy, as best I can), I shall get there.

Alongside all of YOU. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CONCHA77 1/24/2013 11:58AM

    Spark On! emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 1/23/2013 10:34AM

    emoticon we are blessed

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KALIGIRL 1/22/2013 9:03AM

    Love the comments and can't wait to tell the girls they are rescuers - they curled up by the fire and might have stayed there all night if their hunger didn't kick in...
It was SO good to see you. After all...

Life is GOOD!

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LEANJEAN6 1/22/2013 6:47AM

    so nice to hear pou love 4 legged friends Barb!--Thanls for getting to know dson#2 the Pilot too--Lynda emoticon

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    Nothing like happy dogs to get people happy!

See Kaligirl and Barb walk.

See happy tails and tongues wag.

Go dogs, go!

Go girls, go!

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WATERMELLEN 1/21/2013 8:31PM

    Yes we do; and yes you will.

And: you provide the same caring support for so many of us in turn!

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LESLIELENORE 1/21/2013 8:29PM

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1CRAZYDOG 1/21/2013 8:10PM


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RUN4FOOD 1/21/2013 7:33PM

    Walking and talking, what more an you ask for?

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KARIDIAN1 1/21/2013 7:27PM

    No walks for Maggie now- way too cold for her little bare greyhound butt.

We did a mall walk indoors tonight. Just too damn cold!

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DLDMIL 1/21/2013 7:08PM

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LJCANNON 1/21/2013 6:57PM

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Angels/Rescuers come in many Disguises. It takes a Wise Woman to recognize one (or 3) when they show up on the doorstep!

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ROXYZMOM 1/21/2013 6:37PM

    Sounds like such a nice day! Those doggies went really far!!

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DEBRA0818 1/21/2013 5:18PM

    Glad you got out a good friend and had canine love too (nothing like it) -- just a little bit of grace showing up in your life so that you can be loved into going on.


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EBEAMS 1/21/2013 4:04PM

    I never had a doubt. We can stumble, we can even sit down on the job for a few minutes but deep down there is no containing that much awesomeness! You go, girl!

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STRONGDAWG 1/21/2013 3:10PM

    It sounds like a terrific day. Friends with dogs are a treasure. Friends with dogs who help you out of the pit of sadness and doubt are double treasures.

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GABY1948 1/21/2013 2:11PM

    SO very glad you are back on the right road! We all have to go THROUGH these hard time to get PAST them, and each time we do it, it becomes PART of us and eventually our NORMAL way of doing it. Blessings to you Barb!

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DALID414 1/21/2013 1:58PM


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MSLZZY 1/21/2013 12:53PM

    Fresh air does wonders for the spirit and body. So glad you had helpful friends to walk with you and that you had a wonderful time. Do it again soon! HUGS!

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DEBRITA01 1/21/2013 12:48PM

    Being outside in the fresh air with friends (human & canine) can make a world of difference. What a blessing for you to be able to enjoy that... emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 1/21/2013 12:32PM


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SLENDERELLA61 1/21/2013 12:27PM

    So glad these angels came to lead you where you truly wanted to go!! Wish I could be there, too. Take care. You are on the right path in so many ways. -Marsha

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MOBYCARP 1/21/2013 12:21PM

    I'm glad you found the face to face support you needed. Hope you can stay healthy and able to move for years to come, as I selfishly anticipate enjoying some of that quality healthy time with you!

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KASEYCOFF 1/21/2013 12:19PM


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HEALTHY4ME 1/21/2013 12:02PM

    So nice to get out and walk with someone and have a chat. I have one sparker that lives here that I have met and we get along great. 2 others live a bit better than an hr away. There are more but these are the ones I have met.
Glad you had a good time. HUGS

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