SparkPeople Chihuahua Dog Lovers! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17984 We feel Chi's are the BEST breed in the world! However you don't have to own any dog to become part of this wonderfully supportive group. A warning tho...you will probably end up wanting one! SparkPeople Chihuahua Dog Lovers! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17984 Christmas 2014 Preparations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x59629225 Have you completed your Christmas shopping? <BR> <BR> I only have to get some McD vouchers for the majority of my Christmas gifts. I bought some pretty envelopes to put them in. I was initially planning on better gifts but I just can't afford them. I hope they will understand. <BR> <BR> I only managed to get 3 nicer gifts. I wanted to get special gifts for all the nurses at the dialysis center but I just can't afford it! I wish I could afford special gifts for everyone, but I just can't. <B... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 10:59:57 EST Hello to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x57897096 I'm so glad I found you! My name is Ange and I'm 52 yrs old. I have two daughters and have been married 23 years. We have a cat, a rabbit and of course a beautiful handsome CHIHUAHUA ! That little guy is my special pup. He turned 8 on New Year's Eve . He is white and cream with beautiful green eyes. Fri, 16 May 2014 18:21:58 EST So sad!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x56146608 that I can't even have a chi pup or even a cat, bcoz of my condition. My parents keep worrying that I'll get an infection in my left arm (the dialysis arm) if I have to care for a furry friend! They won't even let me go swimming! I fully intend to go by myself or with a friend or two when I can finally drive a car! <BR> <BR> I can't even keep fish bcoz of my Dad's Feng Shui beliefs! He has an arowana and it's my duty to feed him daily. He eats crickets! We freeze them, so no wastage! LOL! Tue, 31 Dec 2013 04:57:58 EST Joke for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x56009603 <BR> I THINK SANTA CLAUS IS A WOMAN <BR> <BR> I hate to be the one to defy sacred myth, but I believe he's a she. Think about it. Christmas is a big, organized, warm, fuzzy, nurturing social deal, and I have a tough time believing a guy could possibly pull it all off! <BR> For starters, the vast majority of men don't even think about selecting gifts until Christmas Eve. It's as if they are all frozen in some kind of Ebenezerian Time Warp until 3 p.m. on Dec. 24th, when they -- with amazing ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:08:16 EST I'd like your opinion on this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55984417 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=32593638 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a discussion I have going in the SP Cafe. What do you think? Am I being unreasonable? How would you feel, if you had just one racket and someone kept borrowing it? How would you feel if she doesn't borrow from others, just from you? How would you feel if she just wants to make use of your racket to play with someone else (the guy in question)? but not with you? <BR> <BR> Now, I a... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 02:02:20 EST Change a letter word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55785445 Change one letter to make a new word. :) <BR> <BR> happy Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:06:34 EST Trivia Question for the Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55715515 Question: What is the primary ingredient in the Middle Eastern dish of falafel? <BR> <BR> Barley <BR> <BR> Potatoes <BR> <BR> Chickpeas <BR> <BR> Lamb <BR> <BR> Rice <BR> <BR> Lentils Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:48:45 EST Trivia Question for the Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55668153 Which President is mentioned by the name in the famous theme song of TV's "All in the Family"? <BR> John F. Kennedy <BR> Herbert Hoover <BR> Harry S. Truman <BR> Franklin D. Roosevelt Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:21:57 EST Trivia Question for the Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55596371 Which U.S. state has the smallest population? <BR> <BR> Wyoming <BR> <BR> Hawaii <BR> <BR> Rhode Island <BR> <BR> New Hampshire Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:15:35 EST Trivia Question for Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55588714 Do you know who is the daughter of Jayne Mansfield and on TV alot? Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:10:46 EST To Do Lists for Week of Nov. 9 (Sat.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55571999 <em>248</em> except for Pippy pants. No time. <BR> Nov. 9: <BR> 1. Walk Gracie <BR> 2. Go to gallery <BR> 3. Carve <BR> 4. Make chicken for tomorrow's lunch <BR> 5. Wash hair <BR> 6. Laundry <BR> 7. If time make Pippy pants (or start them) Sat, 9 Nov 2013 09:08:11 EST Trivia Question for the Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55562990 Candy Lightner was the founder of what organization? <BR> Mothers Against Drunk Driving <BR> Girl Scouts <BR> Red Cross <BR> Alcoholics Anonymous Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:04:42 EST To Do List 11-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55555570 1. Dishes <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Dinner <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Carve <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Exercise me and Gracie. LOL. <em>248</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 20:04:42 EST To Do List 11-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55551073 1. Take cars in for oil change <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Dinner <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Laundry <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Exercise Gracie <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Carve <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Call Mary <em>248</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 12:07:44 EST To Do List 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55531473 1. Walk Gracie <em>248</em> I cheated, DH walked her, I played fetch with her. LOL <BR> 2. Drive to dad's if it's not going to be snowing too much during the day. <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Figure out dinner! and make at dad's (if there). <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Last load of laundry - No time, will go on tomorrow's to do list. Tue, 5 Nov 2013 21:22:54 EST Tues. 11/5 to do list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55518775 1. Finish cleaning kitchen <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Dinner <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Finish laundry <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Vet- 9:30am <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Lessons <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Walk Gracie <em>248</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 21:44:23 EST Monday to do list 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55513899 1. walk Gracie Mae <em>248</em> <BR> 2. pay bills <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Transfer $ <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Laundry <em>248</em> <BR> 5. Dishes <BR> 6. cook dinner <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Clean kitchen <BR> 8. Lessons <em>248</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 14:05:20 EST Trivia Question for the Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55486326 This one may be a tough one. LOL. It also made me MAD! <BR> <BR> <BR> Which U.S. President once gambled away the White House china while playing cards? <BR> William Howard Taft <BR> Chester Arthur <BR> Ulysses Simpson Grant <BR> Warren G. Harding Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:38:31 EST Trivia Question for the Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55474587 Osso Buco is an Italian dish consisting primarily of what ingredient? <BR> Chicken <BR> Veal <BR> Pork <BR> Lamb Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:58:07 EST Trivia Question for the Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55466145 Which U.S. state grows the most pumpkins? <BR> Illinois <BR> North Carolina <BR> Maryland <BR> California Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:52:50 EST Allergies With Chi's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55401516 Hello, I have just came back to Spark today after a while away. The past week I have been having issues with my little Chi Sammy. She has developed a rash on her one leg. Two spots and she continues to lick them till they are raw. I have tried a few things on her but she licks them off. I dont want her to get sick from licking things off. I have been giving her Benedryl to help with the itchyness and bathed her. But she continues to lick. Her skin is so thin on her legs I'm afraid she will li... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:39:09 EST Trivia Question for the Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55401322 Question: On the TV Show "The Brady Bunch", what was the name of the family dog? <BR> <BR> Champ <BR> <BR> Tiger <BR> <BR> Lucky <BR> <BR> Olive Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:15:17 EST Trivia Question for the Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55364049 Question: Which very famous ship was captained by Christopher Jones? <BR> <BR> Titanic <BR> <BR> <BR> Exxon Valdez <BR> <BR> <BR> Mayflower <BR> <BR> <BR> The Santa Maria Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:41:20 EST Trivia Question for the Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55319408 Question: What does the L.L. in L.L. Bean stand for? <BR> <BR> 1. Living Large <BR> <BR> 2. Lori Lincoln <BR> <BR> 3. Loving Life <BR> <BR> 4. Leon Leonwood Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:57:21 EST Trivia Question for the Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55295303 Question: Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and what other pop culture icon died in a plane crash in 1959 on "The Day The Music Died"? <BR> <BR> 1. Paul Anka <BR> <BR> 2. Chuck Berry <BR> <BR> 3. Jerry Lee Lewis <BR> <BR> 4. J.P. Richardson Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:31:16 EST Trivia Question for the Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55235707 Question: Although Nebraska is known as the Cornhusker State, which U.S. state is the largest producer of corn? <BR> <BR> 1. Illinois <BR> 2. Minnesota <BR> 3. Iowa <BR> 4. Wisconsin Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:38:14 EST Bible Verse to uplift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55225824 Psalm 63 <BR> <BR> King James Version (KJV) <BR> <BR> <BR> 63 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; <BR> <BR> 2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. <BR> <BR> 3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. <BR> <BR> 4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. <BR> <BR> 5 My soul sh... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:36:55 EST Trivia Question for the Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55199916 What is the only U.S. state to allow its residents to cast absentee ballots from outer space? <BR> <BR> 1 Florida <BR> <BR> 2 California <BR> <BR> 3 New York <BR> <BR> 4 Texas Wed, 9 Oct 2013 09:39:09 EST Trivia Question for the Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55188117 Question: Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? <BR> <BR> 1 Francis Scott Key <BR> <BR> 2 Francis Bellamy <BR> <BR> 3 Thomas Jefferson <BR> <BR> 4 Thomas Paine Tue, 8 Oct 2013 11:54:17 EST Trivia Question for the Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55173459 Question: The fastest fish in the ocean can reach speeds of 68 mph. What kind of fish is it? <BR> 1 Swordfish <BR> 2 Sailfish <BR> 3 Great white shark <BR> 4 Angelfish Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:54:24 EST Trivia Question for the Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55161514 Question: Notorious gangster Al Capone was eventually arrested and convicted of what charge? <BR> <BR> 1 Murder <BR> 2 Perjury <BR> 3 Bribery <BR> 4 Tax evasion Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:17:48 EST Trivia Question for the Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55138813 What woman was Time's Person of the Year for 1952? <BR> 1.Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> 2.Lucille Ball <BR> 3.Rosa Parks <BR> 4.Queen Elizabeth II Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:04:01 EST Trivia Question for the Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55064311 What European explorer's voyage was the first to circumnavigate the earth? <BR> 1.Ferdinand Magellan <BR> 2.Sir Francis Drake <BR> 3.Christopher Columbus <BR> 4. Leif Eriksson Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:40:21 EST Trivia Question for the Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55030942 Who was pictured in the very first Apple Computer logo? <BR> 1.William Tell <BR> 2.Albert Einstein <BR> 3.Johnny Appleseed <BR> 4.Sir Isaac Newton Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:48:35 EST Trivia Question for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x55016840 Which fast food chain used the advertising slogan, 'Where's the beef?' <BR> 1.Burger King <BR> 2. McDonald's <BR> 3.Wendy's <BR> 4.Taco Bell <BR> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:28:10 EST 2 new doggy friends!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54980341 Hi, gang! <BR> <BR> A new neighbor just moved in and she has 2 Siberian huskies! A male named Don and a female named Maya. They both been spayed. Don has one blue eye and one dark brown eye, he's dark grey and white. Maya has blue eyes and she is light brown and white. <BR> <BR> I really should snap pics of them and post them on my blog so you can see how beautiful and clean they are! They such lucky dogs! They live in an air-conditioned room! I'll snap pics of them the next time I see them... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 08:07:07 EST 9-11-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54861747 *****WE WILL NEVER FORGET*****MAY THEY ALL R.I.P.***** <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Remembering 9/11 - 102 Minutes That Changed America <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> A Day To Reflect, Pray and Hope. <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> 8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001. It's been 12 years. <BR> <BR> • Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. <BR> <BR> • Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. <BR> <BR> • There were a total of 2,977 people murdered by 19 terrorists. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:33:39 EST New Kind of QOTD game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54421188 Another team I belong to is starting this and I thought it was a great idea. <BR> <BR> A question is asked, someone answers it then asks their own question, next person answers that and asks another question, and so on. <BR> <BR> First question: <BR> What do you like to wear to bed at night? (Paula, we know you like to wear crumbs on your knees). LOL Tue, 6 Aug 2013 14:54:59 EST Question for the Day 8 - 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54402803 What is an armonica and what does it have to do with Benjamin Franklin? Yes, I do mean armonica... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 08:45:38 EST Question of the day 08-04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54395230 Do you miss the Question of the Day when when don't do it? <em>38</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:27:50 EST How do you come up with names for your pets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54376158 Do you name them after someone or something? <BR> <BR> Does the name just pop into your mind? <BR> <BR> I named Vincent after the good robot in the movie "The dark hole". I don't know if any of you have heard of that movie. My Dad took me to the cinema to watch it when I was 8. A few months later, my parents got Vincent in a basket for me as a surprise! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 03:00:54 EST Question for the Day 7-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54338528 It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:29:23 EST Question of the Day 07-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54328388 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!! <em>236</em> What kind of cake do you want for your party? Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:35:57 EST Question of the Day 07-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54316227 What is your go to Stress Reducer ? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:11:00 EST Question for the Day 7-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54295244 Have you ever looked at people and seen "animals"? I mean like, that person looks like a "deer in the headlights", that person looks like a Thoroughbred horse, that person looks like a turtle? Etc. <BR> <BR> My husband looks like a deer in the headlights when someone tries to take a photo of him. He can NOT smile normally= his whole face goes up, trying to pull his mouth into a "fake" smile. He's a handsome man, but not in most of his photos! LOL. If I work at it I can get a real smile... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:09:58 EST QOTD JULY 27TH, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54287813 GGGGOOOOOOOODDDD MORNING TO ALL OF YOU. <em>30</em> I DO NOT FEEL AS CHIPPER AS THIS POST MAY SOUND, BUT I AM TRYING TO BE POSITIVE. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> OK, THE QOTD IS: 1) DO YOU EXERCISE? 2) WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE? 3) IF YOU WERE ABLE TO DO ANY KIND OF EXERCISE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? <BR> <BR> HAVE A WONDERFUL SATURDAY EVERYONE. <em>319</em> <em>260</em> <em>318</em> <em>363</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>414</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:01:09 EST Question of the Day 07-26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54280169 Do you dream and do you remember your dreams? <em>31</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:55:45 EST Question of the Day 07-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54254879 How often does your family have a Family Reunion? If you like, tell us about one of your reunions. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:15:32 EST Question for the Day 7-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54229053 What is the "happiest-saddest" day of your life? <BR> <BR> Mine is the day my youngest daughter got married. I wanted to spend that day happily watching her take that step as a wife and mom, not just as a mom. My ex was "barely there", we had to have a conference beforehand with the pastor as he wanted to know what my DD wanted said as far as "Who gives her away". Ex was not present, he's alcoholic and not to be trusted necessarily. We worked it out well, but I can not tell you how happy... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:48:59 EST Question of the Day 07-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54227070 Do you think the royal baby, a girl or boy? will be born today or tomorrow? Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:49:03 EST Question of the Day 07-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54215822 Do you read magazines? What is your favorite magazine? Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:59:19 EST I'm new-ish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54198512 Actually I was in SP ages ago but wandered away. But I have a chihuahua now. I got her last fall, when she was 17 years old. Apparently the people never really liked her. Can you imagine, having a dog that long, and not really liking her? She's completely adorable, just turned 18 years old and is still very spry. She's very hard of hearing and can't see very well, but she is completely adorable. And as a dog who's never been loved, she's taken to it like a hero and loves being a lap dog and g... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:08:09 EST Question of the Day 07-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54189685 Do you have a Treasure Chest or a Treasure Box with memorabilia from your childhood? Do you know what is inside? <em>36</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:00:15 EST Question of the Day 07-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54179674 Do you eat at Fast Food restaurants? Where and what? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:04:42 EST Is your Honey Really Healthy?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25454x17984x54170971 Honey Fraud <BR> <BR> The Food Lie: Honey is honey. <BR> <BR> The Real Deal: Most store-bought honey is so processed it technically can't be considered honey anymore! Overprocessing removes virtually all pollen, which makes it nearly impossible to figure out where the honey came from, a food safety risk. More not-so-sweet news? Heavy metals and antibiotics have turned up in some processed honey samples. <BR> <BR> Do This: Purchase your honey from local beekeepers so you know it hasn't unde... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:47:36 EST MSG, Hidden Sources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54170114 Hidden Sources Of MSG <BR> <BR> As discussed previously, the glutamate (MSG) manufacturers and the processed food industries are always on a quest to DISGUISE the MSG added to food. Below is a partial list of the most common names for disguised MSG. Remember also that the powerful excitotoxins, aspartate and L-cystine, are frequently added to foods and according to FDA rules require NO LABELING AT ALL. <BR> <BR> * Food Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG * <BR> <BR> Monosodium Glutamate <... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:22:11 EST Question of the Day 07-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54164533 Do you have a FACEBOOK page? and, DO YOU USE IT? Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:54:16 EST uestion of the Day 07-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54151430 Do you have a favorite protein; eggs, chicken, fish, beef, pork, beans, cheese, yogurt?? OR, something else?? Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:49:17 EST Question of the Day 07-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54138725 Do you have a friend that has been there for you through thick and thin and made a difference in your life? Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:02:58 EST QOTD 7-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54124145 Please, tell us about a scary moment you had in your childhood or teenage years. <em>420</em> <em>423</em> Has it effected you any as an adult? Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:11:49 EST Question of the Day 07-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54114990 IF you had to choose between the following, where would you choose to swim; 1)public pool, 2)lake, 3) ocean, 4) a river, 5) or a backyard plastic pool or 6) other?? And, WHY? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:02:57 EST Question of the Day 07-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54114931 IF you had to choose between the following, where would you choose to swim; 1)public pool, 2)lake, 3) ocean, 4) a river, 5) or a backyard plastic pool. And, WHY? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:56:33 EST QOTD: 7-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54097515 Good morning everyone, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that all of you will have a happy, blessed & stress free Friday. <BR> <BR> Ok, I'm going to take a shot at asking the question of the day today. So, here goes.......... <BR> <BR> Take each season of the year (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter) and tell us what you think about each one. Like, don't like, why, and which is your favorite. <em>378</em> <em>259</em> <em>465</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to eve... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:44:20 EST Question of the Day 07-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54088807 Do you have a favorite boss or supervisor? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:51:53 EST Question Of The Day 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54062747 Who is your favorite musician/band? <BR> <BR> I have soooooooooo many: Barry White, Patsy Cline, Bee Gees, Glenn Miller, George Michael, Frank Sinatra, Rolling Stones, I could go on and on. I don't think I could pick a favorite. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:33:20 EST Question of the Day 07-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54062285 Would you like to ask the Question of the Day for tomorrow, 07/10? <BR> <BR> If you say yes, I will contact you to confirm you are the one asking the question. If we several members that want to ask the question I can give you a different day. How does that sound? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:46:00 EST Question of the Day 07-08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54062255 What is your favorite color? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:43:00 EST Question of the Day 07-07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54037824 Do you still keep stuffed animals and if YES, what stuffed animal do you have? Sun, 7 Jul 2013 18:32:55 EST Question of the Day 07-06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54024631 Today's question is JUST for FUN!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> When you think of summer, what is your go to fresh fruit? Sat, 6 Jul 2013 16:08:55 EST Question of the Day 07-05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54015143 I think I get more serious as the day goes on. I'm going to try to post a more lighthearted question for tomorrow. I PROMISE <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> QUESTION OF THE DAY: <em>38</em> Words to live by? Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:15:33 EST Question of the Day 7-04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x54004214 Who is your favorite Founding Father? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mind is BEN FRANKLIN Thu, 4 Jul 2013 19:49:07 EST Question of the Day 7-03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53990067 Have you or do you support "CSA" (Community Supported Agriculture) This is something I just learned about last year. A farm sells shares to the community to help support the farm in exchange you receive produce for your share. Each farm has a different amount it sells as shares and the amount of produce you receive for it. Some also have eggs, free range chickens, beef etc. Honey, fruits chutney jams, etc. <BR> <BR> It was more food than we could eat. So my DH did not want to purchase a sha... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:50:07 EST Question for the Day 7-2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53965360 Continuing from 6-29 (I think) the question about our mom's and memories- and the last few posts there... <BR> <BR> Brings me to this question. <BR> <BR> What character in a book or movie do you admire and wish you could be like or perhaps emulate? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 20:51:34 EST Question of the Day 7-01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53960033 How are your teeth? <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:47:28 EST Question for the Day 6-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53944957 What is your favorite memory of your mother from when you were a child? (Something she used to do, said, etc.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:21:58 EST Question of the Day 6-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53937944 Sorry this is SO LATE TODAY ladies. Here it comes... <BR> <BR> <BR> What do you think about the "Paula Dean Controversy"? <BR> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:53:18 EST Question for the Day 6-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53921315 When you were a youngster did you have a dream or goal of what you wanted to "be" when you grew up? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:33:05 EST Question of the Day 6-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53913337 If, you could change your name, would you and what would it be? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:12:45 EST Question of the Day 6-26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53897641 Do you have a favorite TV show (guilty pleasure) ? Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:48:54 EST Question for the Day 6-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53883937 If you could spend one day anywhere on earth, where would you spend it? <BR> <BR> I would spend it in the jungles some place in South or Central America, looking at the wildlife and the plant life. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:31:52 EST Question of the Day 6-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53868648 <em>38</em> Hi Y'ALL!! <BR> <BR> Saw a commercial about this and thought.GREAT QUESTION FOR TODAY <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Dou you like to visit our National Parks and do you have a FAVORITE?? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:56:45 EST Question of the Day 6-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53856169 <em>38</em> I'm hoping we can have some fun with this question. <BR> <BR> What is your most embarrassing moment? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:33:08 EST Question of the Day 6-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53843204 <em>38</em> Are you doing anything different or fun this weekend? Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:17:39 EST Question of the Day 6-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53833916 Thinking about the Summer Solstice, I am wondering if there is a SEASON that causes you to struggle with your goals to be healthy and fit? <em>67</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>465</em> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:00:36 EST Question for the Day 6-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53820296 Hi Team, <BR> <em>38</em> Taking turns posting the Question for the day. Would you like to take a turn and post a Question?? Just let us know.... US is Carol "SAMMIESMOM13" or me "PAULA3420" And, you can join in on the FUN <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> QUESTION OF THE DAY 6-20 IS = In your childhood family, are you the eldest, middle, youngest child? AND, did it make a difference in who you are and HOW?? Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:37:51 EST Question for the Day 6-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53790361 What type of books/novels do you like to read? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:58:10 EST Please check out my new Spark Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53348138 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60008x530<BR>35839 </link> <BR> <BR> You may not have an Arowana and may not even know what an Arowana is, but do check out my latest SparkTeam and do join, if possible! <BR> <BR> I'm getting lonely being the only member of this SparkTeam! Lol! <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there! Tue, 14 May 2013 22:02:55 EST What's for Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x53281476 Hi all... anyone have any recipes they are feeding their Chi's... my Snickerdoodle's body is constantly red and he scratches to almost raw... i have used different shampoos and tried different kibbles...now he is on a grain free for allergies but doesn't seem to be helping... thought i would try making his food... have found a couple recipes on line but none tell you how much to feed... any help would be greatly appreciated... thanks <em>198</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 14:00:59 EST The Kitty Cut!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53278347 <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5792/Cat-On<BR>e---Lego-Guy-Zero---Funny/ </link> Thu, 9 May 2013 09:25:29 EST May challenge 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x53270421 WEEK 1(Wed-Sun. 5/8-5/12) <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you stay in your calorie range (1200 to 1500)? <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> Sun- <BR> Mon - <BR> Tues - <BR> Wed - <BR> Thurs- <BR> Fri - 5 <BR> Sat-5 <BR> <BR> Did you drink at least 6 cups of water? <em>194</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <BR> *********************************** <BR> <BR> Sun - <BR> Mon - <BR> Tues - <BR> Wed - 6 <BR... Wed, 8 May 2013 16:25:43 EST cute chi video!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53157844 <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/kitten-amb<BR>ushes-dog.html </link> <BR> <BR> Here's a cute video of a kitten ambushing a chi!!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy, my friends!!!! Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:25:44 EST That's it!!!! I want one too!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53157678 Okay, you girls, you got me!!! <BR> <BR> Now I want a chi for myself too! Hopefully a long-haired one with brown or grey spots on white fur. They're just sooo small and cute!!!! And bcoz of my illness, I can't have a big dog, but I think I can handle a chi!!!! <BR> <BR> I'll be shopping for a chi breeder soon! When I've totally recovered from the surgery!!!! Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:08:31 EST A "Poopy" Problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x53118182 My little girl Lilly has not used the bathroom in a couple of days. When I had her out yesterday, she acted like she was going to go, but nothing came out. She tried several times. Of course, this was after 5:00, the vet was closed, and I had no one to call. I thought that maybe she would go later. When DH took her out again, she didn't go. She acted mopey last night, not her usual bubbly self. First thing this morning, we called the vet and DH took her right over. They are keeping he... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:12:11 EST Woooo Hoooo! I've lost some weight AT LAST!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25454x17984x53099097 After a 4 year plateau, I've lost like 1.5kgs!!!! <BR> <BR> I went from 57kgs to 55.5kgs!!!!! <BR> <BR> Yeah me!!! Yipppeeeee!!!!! HaPpY DaNcE!!!!! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:57:03 EST JOKE, The 60 year old couple.....and the fairy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53035946 40 years of marriage.. <BR> <BR> A married couple in their early 60s were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table. <BR> <BR> She said, 'For being such an exemplary married couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish.' <BR> <BR> The wife answered, 'Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband.' <BR> <BR> <BR> The ... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 22:09:25 EST Question for the Day - 4-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x53028222 OK, Question is: What are the 3 biggest moments in your life? Do not answer with something that is "everyone's" answer. LOL. For instance no "the day my kids were born", no "wedding day", no first communion, etc. We want to learn about your story. :) <BR> <BR> OK, here are mine: <BR> 1. The day I learned I'd made it to the Pillsbury Bake-Off! I was so excited but it had been so long since I'd entered I couldn't remember what I'd sent! Turned out it didn't matter. I was one of the f... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:47:47 EST Hello from Malaysia!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x53015613 Hi, I'm Elaine from Malaysia! I'm 40, Christian, Chinese and single! <BR> <BR> I love chihuahuas! They're so tiny and cute!!!! <BR> <BR> but I prefer golden retrievers actually, nicer for hugging! Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:15:30 EST Question for the Day 4-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52975964 What is your favorite vegetable? <BR> <BR> Mine is brussel sprouts with lemon juice. Oh, YUM. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:53:39 EST Animal Antics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52894307 <em>338</em> <em>338</em> I wanted to tell you all that I had a funny moment the day after Easter. Oldest DD hid all the real & plastic eggs for everyone else to go "hunt". We thought that all had been found and accounted for at the end of the hunt, but somehow one of the plastic ones (filled with peanut & chocolate M & M's) got in the back yard. When I let my dogs out for their last potty trip before going to bed, Teeny (my Rat Terrier) came back in with a plastic purple egg in her m... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 09:46:14 EST Joke of the Day - 4/8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52880639 Saw this on another blog and got a chuckle out of it... Hope you do too. <BR> <BR> The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Gomer, who was not exactly the sharpest nail in the bucket, went in to try out for the job. <BR> "Okay," the sheriff drawled, "Gomer, what is 1 and 1?" <BR> "11" he replied. <BR> The sheriff thought to himself, "That's not what I meant, but he's right. What two days of the week start with the letter 'T'?" <BR> "Today and tomorrow." <BR> The sheriff was again surp... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:22:38 EST Question for the Day, 4-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52854448 If you could meet anyone now or in history, ever- who would you want to be able to talk with and why? <BR> <BR> I would choose George Washington. The more I learn of/about him the more I admire him. Sat, 6 Apr 2013 13:32:31 EST Question for the Day 4-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52809694 What is your favorite color, and do you use it in your dress, home, etc.? <BR> <BR> Mine is shades of wine/burgundy and dusty rose. I do wear them, They feel feminine but not "girly" to me. Go good with my skin and hair colors. I also have my main bath done in these colors. Doesn't look "pink", rather a subtle softness with sponging of 2 Dusty rose colors and accents of the burgundy with some rose accented metal pieces I've found over time that match- Metal burgundy roses on them and al... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 09:47:16 EST Chihuahua Chat 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52788775 Hi Everyone!! Hope Monday was good to you ALL. <BR> Have a good week. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 22:31:22 EST Question for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52766505 Going to try something new. May not be able to come up with one everyday, but I'll post one now and again. <BR> <BR> So: <BR> <BR> What was your first pet's name, what was it, how old were you? <BR> <BR> My first was a puppy, Ginger, she was part cocker and part "who knows". We speculated it was maybe dachshund as she looked like a cute cocker with 4" legs!!! I was maybe 5 yrs. old and my parents got her because I was terrified of dogs!!! Sure got over that quick! LOL. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:31:45 EST Water!!!- a Challenge = NO CHAT PLEASE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x52557849 OK, let's all help Starr- AND ourselves. <BR> The challenge : <BR> Pick a number you can do - amount-wise - and let's start a challenge to build how many glasses of water we drink per day. <BR> <BR> No chat here, we can do that in daily chat area, just post your daily numbers. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:56:24 EST When you have nothing better to do! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52455977 A spring puzzle <BR> <BR> <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/03055D55567A </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:13:47 EST GOALS YOU MIGHT WANT TO TALK ABOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25454x17984x52415929 POST YOUR GOALS HERE. NO MATTER HOW SMALL THEY SEEM TO YOU, REMEMBER SPARKPEOPLE IS ALL ABOUT BABY STEPS. They also say that when you post your goals, it's like journaling, and once you write about them, they stick in your mind better. I need to do this too. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:20:35 EST Dehydration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25454x17984x52415893 Need to gather what I have already posted to post it here. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:17:30 EST Exercise you CAN do, and do you feel better after? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25454x17984x52415475 This topic is about Exercise you CAN do, and do you feel better after you do it. Feel free to post about any exercise you can do, no matter how small or insignificant it seems to you. Every little thing we do adds up. <em>334</em> Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:35:17 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52305544 HAY EVERYONE, I HAVE A "LADIES DAY OUT" WITH MY CHURCH ON SATURDAY. I AM SUPPOSE TO BRING A DISH, BUT I HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT TO BRING WHICH IS EASY & QUICK. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR ME. <BR> <BR> STARR Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:21:00 EST Just for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52291248 Just for today I am going to watch what I eat and track it. <em>41</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:48:59 EST Joke of the Day - 2/21/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52218364 A <BR> Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa. <BR> 'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. <BR> Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. <BR> High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone h... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:54:27 EST Bad behavior/Good behavior http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52168287 I don't know how or where I signed up for "Full Plate Living" but just got my first newsletter or whatever it is. Well, this was one of their little articles. I liked what it said... <BR> <BR> <BR> “I can do anything!” You’ve told yourself this millions of times. You want to believe it. But as you stare at the stranger in the mirror you actually think: “What a worthless loser. I’ve spent my whole life trying to lose weight and feel good about myself. I must be the most incompetent perso... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:28:21 EST Mid-Feb. Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52148021 Come on Team. Join me. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> The challenge is: <BR> Do 3 healthy things each week. It can be anything. Exercise for 10 min., make a healthy recipe, meditate. Whatever you can think of. Now that's not hard is it? Come on... <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:37:56 EST Thought for the day... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x52134980 Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning <BR> the devil says~~ "Oh Crap, She's up!" <BR> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:44:50 EST Make it a wonderful day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51927914 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXfUoZzCNOw </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:22:50 EST Sweet video of the day 2-1-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51925615 <link>entertainment.msn.com/videopreview/?<BR>channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video<BR>/02f0dceb-bb8e-3f8d-fec1-a57d4022b06c </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:07:57 EST kitty shell game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51787488 He's a cat not a chihuahua, but hey, even a cat can be cute sometimes! LOL <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5205/Kido-T<BR>he-Cat's--First-Shell-Game/ </link> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:07:55 EST Challenge for 2013- no chat please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x51777062 WEEK 4 (Sun. Jan. 20- Sat. Jan. 26) <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 - 3 lbs. lost!!! emoticon <BR> Week 2 - total of 4 lbs. lost, then 3 gained - boo hoo <BR> Week 3 - 2 lbs. lost <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Did you stay in your calorie range (1300 to 1500)? <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> Sun - 0 <BR> Mon - 5 <BR> Tues - 5 <BR> Wed - 0 <BR> Thurs- <BR> Fri - <BR> Sat- <BR> <BR> Did you drink at least 6 cups of water? ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:56:48 EST Video with WOW factor!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51695660 <link>www.youtube.com/embed/nA3LtXnNIto?fe<BR>ature=player_embedded </link> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:46:19 EST My Favs - Meerkats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51653311 <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5187/Meerka<BR>t-Madness/ </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:55:43 EST Doggie safety tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51641340 Did you know that if your pet eats something sharp; whether it be a needle, glass, a bone.....by feeding your pet small pieces of cotton balls, the cotton actually forms a buffer so their insides don't get cut. You have to do this very carefully so as not to cause an obstruction. See the following link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.k911.biz/Petsafety/DogAteChicken<BR>Bone.htm </link> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:10:35 EST Toxic "people food" to dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51641299 Ran across this on another forum, I knew some of these but not all. My dogs love veggies so I easily could have made the mistake of giving them broccoli when I was chopping it. WHY you would give them any human vitamins, turkey skin, stock cubes, or gravy powder and cod liver oil is beyond me. But who knows what some folks do?!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> CHOCOLATE, ONION, GARLIC, NUTS, RAISINS, GRAPES, SULTANAS, STOCK CUBES, GRAVY POWDER, LARGE DOSES OF COD LIVER OIL, BROCCOLI, MUSHROOMS, RAW SALM... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:06:37 EST Israel- video of the day 1/11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51585541 Very interesting, fun to watch. Let's go on a trip! :) <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/tLgdb6r0MQ4?re<BR>l=0 </link> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:21:08 EST Dolphin Stampede!!! Video of the day 1/10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51570053 <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5161/Wild-D<BR>olphin-Stampede---1080p-HD/ </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:19:27 EST Video of the day 1/9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51552062 Crows - one of my favorite kinds of "people"! <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5155/How-Sm<BR>art-Crows-Crack-Their-Nuts/ </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:53:21 EST Video of the day 1/8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51535872 <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5149/Bill-C<BR>osby-Translates-Rap-Song-For-Old-Peopl<BR>e---Hilarious/ </link> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:23:44 EST Video of the day 1/5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51483275 I can't really see this one because my computer puts up a "box" that I can't get rid of, but what I can see it looks pretty good. <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5136/This-L<BR>ady-Has-Some-Serious-Hula-Hoop-Skills/ </link> Sat, 5 Jan 2013 10:10:24 EST Kaleidoskop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51467503 I've always loved these and this is gorgeous and fun to watch. <BR> <BR> <link>inoyan.narod.ru/kaleidoskop.swf </link> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:03:29 EST Desiderata, for Starr, and for all of us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51449789 Desiderata <BR> <BR> Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. <BR> As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. <BR> Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. <BR> Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. <BR> If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; <BR> for always there will be greater and l... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:03:55 EST Video of the day 1/3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51449496 <BR> All I can say is WOW!!! <BR> <BR> <link>biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=343<BR>05 </link> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:47:03 EST Prayers for Those in Need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51441308 Please send up prayers for all those on our team. That's how I'm going to start this thread. I'll be sending up a prayer for you all tonight. <BR> Hugs, Carol Wed, 2 Jan 2013 20:38:53 EST Video of the day 1/2/13 (oh my 2013!!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51437418 <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5118/A-Japa<BR>nese-Garden-In-Fort-Worth/ </link> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:31:04 EST Video of the day 12/30/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51380334 <link>elrellano.com/videos_online/4624/cir<BR>co-roncalli.html </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 09:55:00 EST Video of the day 12/29/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51368981 Cute. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5094/Best-E<BR>xplanation-Of-Birth-EVER---Hilarious/ </link> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:19:35 EST Mary Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51356466 Beautiful <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5050/Mary-D<BR>id-You-Know---CeeLo-Green/ </link> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:14:00 EST "FUNNY"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51309602 <BR> The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. <BR> <BR> My confession: <BR> <BR> I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 20:35:51 EST Video for the day 12/20/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51279540 <BR> <BR> http://www.coolestone.com/media/4992/The<BR>-Amazing-Grace-Christmas-House/ Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:18:54 EST The Reason for the Season video II - 19/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51269979 Beautiful <BR> <BR> http://www.coolestone.com/media/5052/New<BR>-Kid-in-Town/ Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:59:03 EST No-Bake Cookies EASY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51267398 2 c. sugar <BR> 1/4 c. cocoa <BR> 1/2 c. milk <BR> 1/4 lb. butter/margarine <BR> <BR> Put in saucepan and cook until boiling, stirring consstantly. Remove from heat, cool 1 min. <BR> Add: <BR> 1 t. vanilla <BR> 1/2 c. chunky peanut butter (I use creamy if I don't have chunky) <BR> 3 c. oatmeal <BR> <BR> Stir well and drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. I make different sizes so people can take their choice of sizes. Enjoy. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:27:07 EST Where There is Love... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51240381 <link>www.wimp.com/christianlion/ </link> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:25:49 EST Per our earlier discussion!!! video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51227985 Well, now we KNOW why the world isn't ending! LOL. Altho the title is strange considering the date hasn't happened yet (by their dating)! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5034/Why-th<BR>e-World-Didn%27t-End-Yesterday/ </link> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 09:42:33 EST Merry Christmas to you all from Carol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51224370 <link>ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYea<BR>r=2004adm </link> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 22:52:06 EST Video for the day 12/14/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51207585 <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5028/Sexy-S<BR>anta-Surprise-Prank/ </link> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:04:36 EST Get ready to rock... video of the day 12/13/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51202037 <BR> <BR> <link>link.brightcove.com/services/player/<BR>bcpid1418565565?bctid=23207933001 </link> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:22:16 EST The Reason for the Season video- for 12/12 &12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51188888 <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Vnt7eu<BR>RF5Pg&vq=medium </link> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:06:04 EST Get ready for a smile. Video of the day 12/12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51182689 This is just going to tickle you! <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5015/Kid-Wa<BR>lking-His-Dog-Stops-To-Play-In-A-Puddle/ </link> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:43:31 EST Video/joke for the day 12/11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51170419 I love these. So funny <BR> <BR> http://www.coolestone.com/media/5011/Chi<BR>cken-Lands-In-A-Flying-Saucer-Prank/ Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:36:38 EST Merry Christmas video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51158217 Hope this gives you a smile... <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/5005/Giggle<BR>-With-Goats-Jingle-Bells-Performance/ </link> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:34:47 EST A "not so fun" video to think on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51151823 This one is haunting, and sad... and scarey. Is this where this country is heading with all the welfare? People don't want to work anymore. They want handouts. <BR> <BR> Hardcore Poverty Stricken Welfare City Facts <BR> <BR> <link> http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id<BR>=annotation_102173&feature=iv&src_vid=<BR>JhwGHZ8lFO8&v=5dAoSFA5yaY </link> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 22:15:31 EST "Funny" for the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51145385 I love the show Frasier and also enjoyed Star Trek, so let's combine them!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xf6cw7LXXQ </link> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 12:17:24 EST Let's do this!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51082932 Watch this, then go find someone and join in... <BR> <BR> http://www.coolestone.com/media/4974/Str<BR>eet-Compliments---Emotional/ Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:11:35 EST Inspiring video of the day 12/3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x51069816 God bless you, and this fellow. He's headed for a high place in heaven I believe... <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/4958/NYPD%2<BR>7s-Act-of-Kindness-Goes-Viral/ </link> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 13:42:30 EST Video/joke for the day 11/28/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x50999413 I think I have a mean streak in me, I laughed out loud a couple of times... <em>40</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3715994<BR>96267538 </link> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:02:44 EST 2nd video for the day today. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x50971113 This guy is quite something to watch with that ball. He gets better as it goes. The end is his "finale" which is always the best you know. <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/4927/Ball-C<BR>ontrol-Like-You%27ve-Never-Seen-Before/ </link> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:03:02 EST A Murmuration (video for the day)- 11-25/26-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x50967171 For your viewing pleasure: <BR> <BR> <link>vimeo.com/31158841 </link> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:53:30 EST Video/joke for the day 11/24/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x50945959 <link>www.coolestone.com/media/4915/Steel-<BR>Beam-Through-Windshield-Prank/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this gives you a smile. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:32:30 EST Video for the day 11/10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x50770296 <link>www.coolestone.com/media/4848/G.I.-J<BR>oe-&-Lillie---A-True-Love-Story/ </link> <BR> <BR> This one makes you feel good and leaves you with a tear. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 12:49:53 EST Joke for the Day- Signs 10-26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x50560385 You have to go watch this one, but it is SO worth it. Very funny. Made me laugh out loud a couple of times. Clean, no "bad" stuff in it. He's actually a preacher. <BR> <BR> http://www.coolestone.com/media/4288/The<BR>y-Cut-My-Britches-Off/ Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:32:47 EST Joke for the Day- Signs 10-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x50544914 Do you know what an agnostic dyslexic insomniac does? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> He stays up all night wondering if there really is a dog! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:04:01 EST Pucci hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x50493194 Took the pucci's on a very long (got lost, well maybe just turned around) hike this morning. Our boy Mondo would walk till his legs fell off, he enjoyed every second, Minner's our girly girl endured it and was very happy to get home and nap on her favorite blankie. Since the rain is rolling in tomorrow I'm so happy I took the time for our outing today! Summer is definitly over and we snuck in one last hurrah <em>465</em> Did anyone else get a chance at a fun outing this weekend? Sun, 21 Oct 2012 23:54:14 EST From Fl a friendly Hi from puppies and me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x49845949 Helloooo I love dogs and had a lot of small ones over the years have a 13 year old Boston and never thought i would want a Chi ... My friend is a Vet and had a little Chi that had been left for 3 months cause she was very sick and the breeder didn't want to care for her any more. So i was asked to think about taking her .. I work a lot with dogs so i keep thinking hmm do i want to take a chi they are not that good with ppl .. after 3 weeks seeing her in that cage . I said yes i will try ...... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:01:53 EST Joke for the Day 9-2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49733078 Russ and Sam, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons,watch the squirrels and discuss world problems. <BR> One day Blake didn't show up. Sam didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something.. But after Chuck hadn't shown up for a week or so, Sam really got worried. However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Sam didn't know where Russ lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him. <BR> A month had passed, and Sa... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 09:11:43 EST Joke for the Day 9-1-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49720722 A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out <BR> of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, <BR> enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left. <BR> "Amazing," he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more. <BR> <BR> Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, blue <BR> lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, <BR> ... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:00:17 EST Joke for the Day 8-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49675706 A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa . <BR> <BR> 'The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have <BR> killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks <BR> corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets <BR> can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the <BR> germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most <BR> dangerous of <BR> all a... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:26:40 EST Joke for the Day- Signs 8-20-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49549994 On a Fence: <BR> "Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!" <BR> ************************** <BR> At a Car Dealership: <BR> "The best way to get back on your feet - <BR> miss a car payment." <BR> ************************** <BR> Outside a Muffler Shop: <BR> "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming." <BR> ************************** <BR> In a Veterinarian's waiting room: <BR> "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!" <BR> ************************** <BR> At the Electric Company <BR> "We would be del... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:45:18 EST Joke for the Day 8-18-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49513258 <BR> <BR> <BR> The Talking Centipede <BR> <BR> <BR> A single guy decided life would be more fun <BR> if he had a pet. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So he went to the pet store <BR> and told the owner <BR> that he wanted to buy an unusual pet. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> After some discussion, <BR> he finally bought a talking centipede, <BR> (100-legged bug), <BR> which came in a little white box <BR> to use for his house. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> He took the box back home, <BR> found a good spot for t... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:46:11 EST BONUS!!! TWO blonde jokes for the day 8-16-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49486594 <BR> Two blondes find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station. One asked: "What if one explodes before we get there?" <BR> <BR> The other says: "We'll lie and say we only found two." <BR> <BR> And just for Starr, the BEST blonde joke ever... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> What do all the redheads and brunettes do while the blondes are out having fun on Fri. nites? <BR> They sit home thinking up blonde jokes. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:12:29 EST Joke of the day 8/13/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49447013 <BR> -A friend told the blonde: "Christmas is on a Friday this year" <BR> <BR> The blonde then said,"Let's hope it's not the 13th.--- Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:02:56 EST Joke of the day 8/7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49347767 <BR> A blonde's dog goes missing and she is frantic. <BR> <BR> Her husband says "Why don't you put an ad in the paper?" <BR> <BR> She does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing."What did you put in the paper?" her husband asks. <BR> <BR> "Here boy!" she replies. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 09:46:35 EST Joke for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x49178728 Just had to post this, I thought it might be helpful!!! LOL. Keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart <em>335</em> and life will be a happier place. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Joke for the day: <BR> Don't wash your hair in the shower <BR> It's so good to finally get a health warning that is useful!!! <BR> INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO WHEN IT RUNS DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU SHOWER WITH IT … <BR> WARNING TO US ALL!!! <BR> Shampoo Warning! <BR> I don't know WHY I didn't figure th... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:39:31 EST Going to be a momma!! She's pregnant!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x48762057 Well. sorry it has been so long since, ive been on here. I had so much going on. I am so glad to be back! My little female Princess is going to ave puppies!! She is due anytime now!! I will have to post pics up soon!! <BR> Have a great day all!! Sat, 30 Jun 2012 12:45:37 EST DRINKING WATER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x48525587 Heart Attack and Water - I never knew this !Interesting....... <BR> Heart Attack & Water <BR> Something I didn't know either! I asked my Doctor why do I and other people urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor = Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the las... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:12:20 EST Recipes Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x48185565 BREAKFAST COOKIES <BR> Nutrition Info <BR> <BR> Calories: 121.1 <BR> Fat: 5.1g <BR> Carbohydrates: 17.8g <BR> Protein: 2.6g <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 large eggs, beaten <BR> 1/2 cup of honey <BR> 1/4 cup of butter (I am going to use half butter half applesauce) <BR> 1 cup grated carrots <BR> 1/2 cup raisins <BR> 1 cup walnuts, chopped <BR> 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped <BR> 1 cup all-purpose flour <BR> 1 cup rolled oats <BR> 1 tsp Nutmeg <BR> 1 tsp Cinnamon <BR> 1 and ... Tue, 22 May 2012 16:31:41 EST Pet Food Recalls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x48034244 Happy Mother's Day Greetings! <BR> <BR> To be on the safe side, it might be a good idea to check the growing list of recalls. This is one site, but as you probably already know, all you have to do is enter your pet's brand in your search engine. <link>www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reca<BR>lls/ </link> <BR> <BR> Have a great and safe weekend. <BR> Marilyn <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 May 2012 10:53:35 EST Team members meet n greet! With dog walks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x47777373 I was asked by SAVVYSAVANAH if we could do a thread where we find out if anyone lives close to other team members, to get together to meet each other and take our doggies out for a walk, in a park, or on a walking trail. I think this is a great idea, although I only know a couple members who live fairly close to one another. <BR> SO, please post where you live, and see if there is someone close that you might want to get together with and enjoy a dog walk with. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:34:06 EST Progressive Team Challenge- No chat, please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x47666960 Step 1) Weigh yourself. Decide if you want to lose or need to maintain. If you want to lose weight, take it in "baby steps". Just try for 1,2 or at the very most 3 lbs. Then once they are gone, you will make a new goal, a SMALL one. We are going to do EVERYTHING on this challenge slow and easy. OK? <BR> <BR> Weigh only once a week. Same day each week, approx. the same time. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:41:15 EST Progressive Team Challenge... a new beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x47623775 This was one of my SP emails this morning and it was so fitting for what I have planned. Please read it today. Then tomorrow I'll be posting my thoughts on a brand new PROGRESSIVE challenge. Stay TUNED for what that means. I promise it will be simple, especially to start with. <BR> Carol ... <BR> <BR> If Cincinnati is known for anything (especially among its many runners and cyclists), it is known for its hills. You can't run, bike, hike or even walk very far in this city without encount... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:20:26 EST New BLUE brand dog food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x47565123 Has anyone heard about the new Blue dog food brand? I have been transitioning Paco onto dry food and he has been pretty finicky and has lost weight, which is actually a good thing. Except when he doesn't eat all day and only drinks water and then throws up liquids. I worry about him. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:14:25 EST Changes you HAVE made... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x47565002 Please post the changes toward a healthy lifestyle that you have already made and how these changes helped you gain increased health. <BR> Sharing these changes can inspire and SPARK others to make positive changes too, and also help other team members recognize changes they hadn't already thought of that could inspire them to make a new change and incorporate new habits for their healthier lifestyle. <BR> According to SparkPeople, small changes done every day, such as the 10 mi... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:05:05 EST HEALTHY LIFESTYLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x47553697 Healthy lifestyle is what we on SparkPeople all want to eventually achieve. We can do this by making small changes each and every day which is recommended by the Spark plan and track our progress by tracking food, exercise and becoming active on SparkTeams that pertain to our individual needs. <BR> <BR> Use this forum topic to discuss your lifestyle and what it means to you and how your previous lifestyle contributed to your overweight and or other health issues compounded by obesity. <BR> ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:23:50 EST Let's all meet "us" again!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x47355741 There are alot of new members here, perhaps it's time to re-introduce ourselves so we can get a fresh start. <BR> <BR> I am 58 yrs. old, an artist, teach piano, am learning the harp (love it), have 4 chi's- Snuggles, Pipsqueak, Widget, and Pooka. My darlings all. 3 girls, Pip is the man of the gang. A pretty "wimpy" man tho, as my husband pointed out. I do have to admit he is NOT Mr. Masculine- more of an "I'm the Prince, and you should adore me and carry me over the puddles" kind of gu... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:50:36 EST Obedience Related http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x47317549 Regarding the "leave it" or "drop it" commands <BR> <BR> Our biggest problem with Bella is that she's a little thief. I use mesh hampers for laundry and she tips them over, steals pieces of clothing (her specialty is underwear) and runs through the house like a crazy woman. If we drop something, she appears before the item hits the floor and the only way I know of to get it out of her mouth is to bribe her with food. I hate to reward bad behavior but sometimes she picks up something dangerou... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:24:37 EST change one letter on 4 letter words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x46787405 fish Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:43:09 EST Hi:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x46650647 Hi, My name is Shell and we have two chihuahua's Crystal and Princess. <BR> I never would have thought I would have ever got chihuahua's as I usually prefer big dogs. The German Shepard is my favourite dog. But, my daughter wanted a dog and I said a middle sized dog. Next thing we went to look at two chihuahua pups to see which one if either we would get. We bought them both!! They are so sweet, I totally love them!! <em>200</em> <em>338</em> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 19:41:30 EST Pet Gate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x46551734 Hi! <BR> Does anyone have a recommendation for a pet gate that Chis can't squeeze through? My smallest Chi is about 7 pounds. Our current gate has 2.75" openings between slats and they've figured out they can get through it! I need one that is easy for people to open and close as it is in a major traffic area. Also needs to expand to 36". I'm finding most online descriptions don't include the measurement for space between slats. Thanks so much for any advice on this! <BR> Andrea Sun, 12 Feb 2012 17:40:42 EST anxiety meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x46507115 I am taking Howie to the vet on Wednesday to check on anxiety meds for him, he is completely afraid of people. He has been in my home for six months and I have been working with him but nothing helps. Drugs are not my first choice, I just don't know what else to do. Does anyone medicate their pet? Any problems/ advice? Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:19:17 EST Scratching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x46152433 HELP!!! I have a little foster dog that after three months still is afraid to be touched. He had flies when he arrived but is now free of them. The problem is he has scratched himself a bald spot. He continues to scratch this spot to the point of causing sores. Has anyone else had this problem? How can I help him stop and what can I do to promote his hair growth?. <BR> Any suggestions would be helpful. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 02:52:57 EST Noodles' Chocolate Scare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x45788575 Hey everyone, I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. <BR> <BR> I had a terrible ordeal with my pup the Monday evening after Christmas. I came home to find out the she had gotten on the kitchen table and ate a bar of dark chocolate. I wasn't really sure what to do, so I did some research online. Big mistake, if anything happens to your pup, call your vet or emergency vet immediately! <BR> <BR> I decided to wait a few and see how she would do (because according to the docs o... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 07:06:12 EST The Licking is CRAZY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x45425340 My Chi is obsessed with licking her paws. It's insane. <BR> She licks so much sometimes, she leaves big wet spots where ever she was sitting. And little wet paw prints. <BR> <BR> I don't know what to do to get her to stop! <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had this issue? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 8 Dec 2011 07:33:37 EST RECALL - Iams Puppy Dry Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x45410883 <link>www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm282506<BR>.htm </link> <BR> Wed, 7 Dec 2011 08:49:12 EST Bella Is Having Surgery Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x45396320 We dropped Bella off at the vet to be spayed. We have to call them at 3 this afternoon to see when she can come home. I know she's in good hands so I'm trying not to worry. My biggest concern is how to keep her quiet during her recovery. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:32:36 EST Dog treat warning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x45340336 Story on Snopes <BR> <BR> <link>www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/dog<BR>treat.asp </link> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 14:25:36 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x45208338 Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! <BR> Have a great holiday <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:52:23 EST Similarities and Differences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x45108755 After having 2 Chihuahuas (terribly missed every day), it's interesting to pick out the Chi traits from my little 1/2 girl. So far I've noticed the "climbing" trait that my chi Sasha had. Bella loves to climb on the back of the couch and walk around or sit there while I'm terrified until I can coax her down. She has her little stubborn streak like my other two did and is very playful and affectionate as most puppies are. She also likes to burrow under covers. As far as differences, the main ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:57:33 EST Mid-Week Poll/Challenge: Wed 11/16 to Sun 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x45104378 We all love to eat and indulging on Thanksgiving seems to be a big problem. <BR> <BR> This week's poll/challenge....find one healthy Thanksgiving recipe and share it with the group! Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:19:24 EST Taking a Poll - New Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x45096550 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'd like to start a new team challenge for the group! <BR> Rather than just coming up with an idea, I'd like some input! <BR> <BR> What do you think would be a fun, attainable goal that we can all strive for this next month? <BR> <BR> You can either message me or respond to the forum. <BR> <BR> I LOVE being creative! Let's brainstorm and think outside the box! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to hear from you Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:34:16 EST Chihuahua Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x45070693 So, what did your baby do to make you smile today? Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:57:47 EST Weekly Poll: October 2nd to October 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x44385585 What are your favorite sitcoms of all time? <BR> <BR> Mine are: Golden Girls, The Nanny, Fraser, I Dream of Jeannie, Get Smart, WKRP, My Two Dads... I'm sure there are more but I can't think of them :) Sun, 2 Oct 2011 13:33:28 EST Weekly Poll: September 25th to October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x44263883 When randomly watching a movie on TV, what would make you turn it off before it's over? <BR> <BR> For me it would be the acting. I hate it when people can't act!! Sun, 25 Sep 2011 12:16:16 EST Mast Cell Tumor, Grade I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x44219557 Does anybody have any experience with this type of tumor? My 9 year old chi's pathology report just came back with this diagnosis. She had an odd lump on her leg removed a month ago, just before we left town. The vet didn't seem concerned but suggested we pay for a laboratory exam. When we returned from a vacation, I still didn't have the lab report so I called the vet's office and they sent a copy. I have a call into the vet, but haven't talked to him yet. Frankly, I'm not too impresse... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:41:39 EST Weekly Poll: September 19th to 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x44179302 Since I've been sick with a miserable cold since last Monday, my question to you this week is what do you like to eat when you're home sick with a cold? <BR> <BR> I get myself hot tea and soup. <em>469</em> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:11:09 EST Health Issue - 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x44045340 I thought I would give you guys a recipe this week: <BR> <BR> Chihuahua's seem to be rather fond of peanut butter, so this treat recipe is sure to be a hit with your little guy. Just keep in mind that proper Chihuahua care means not indulging him to much. <BR> <BR> Peanut Butter Treats <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons oil <BR> ½ cup peanut butter <BR> 1 cup water <BR> 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour <BR> 1 ½ cups white flour <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix oil, peanut butter and w... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:54:31 EST Weekly Poll: September 12th to 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x44045182 If money was no object and you wanted to hire one service professional to help with something around your house, what type of professional would you hire? <BR> <BR> For me it would be to fix up my backyard. I have 1 acre which really needs to be made into something beautiful and breathtaking! <BR> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:46:58 EST Health Issue: 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x43914180 Going Under Anesthesia: <BR> <BR> The possibility that your dog may someday need anesthesia is one main reason why you need to choose a veterinarian who is accomplished in treating Toy dogs. Although anesthesia-related deaths are rare, and usually the result of an allergic reaction, its use is potentially dangerous. Your vet uses anesthesia only when necessary (before surgery, for example). <BR> <BR> Be sure you know how to clean your pet's teeth properly so that cleaning them under anesthe... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:51:52 EST Weekly Poll: September 5th to 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43914025 What signifies the end of summer for YOU? <BR> <BR> For me it's Labor Day knowing that Autumn is right around the corner. Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:44:32 EST True Confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43805671 I'll start out by saying I love my new puppy very much ---- but I miss having a Chihuahua to love. My husband thinks I'm kidding when I say we're going to get a 3 year old Chi once Bella grows out of the puppy stage and doesn't need so much attention. Maybe it's a dream, but if it's meant to be, then it will happen. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 01:22:06 EST Health Issue - 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x43793223 Anal Sacs <BR> <BR> WHY DOES MY DOG DRAG ITS BOTTOM ON THE FLOOR? This is usually a sign of anal gland irritation not worms. The anal glands (scent glands) need to be emptied every so often depending on diet, age, sex, and the stage of the breeding season, ask your vet, groomer or a breeder to show you what to do to take care of the problem. WHAT HAPPENS IF AN IMPACTED SAC DOES NOT GET EMPTIED? An abscess can form and rupture out through the skin. This is a painful, messy and pretty smel... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:29:15 EST Weekly Poll: August 28th to September 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43793091 Other than English, what languages can you read/speak/write? <BR> <BR> I took Spanish in high school but I almost failed the class. I can't do another language at all. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:20:55 EST DoodlesMama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43717966 Please go and give her a hug- she's lost her Doodlebug in a horrible moment with a large dog. I'm sitting here crying as I type. I feel so badly for her. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:53:01 EST Health Issue - 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x43670357 "Reverse Sneeze"... <BR> <BR> Occasional bouts of sneezing, snorting, honking and wheezing are not unusual in chihuahuas, and is sometimes called a "reverse sneeze". This is usually caused by an elongated soft palate that is thought to become temporarily misaligned. It is a common trait in toy breeds. Pulling hard on a leash, drinking too fast or getting overly excited can lead to an episode of reverse sneezing. Reverse sneezing SHOULD NOT be confused with a different condition called "colla... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:26:13 EST Weekly Poll: August 21st to 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43670100 Do you grow fresh herbs, which ones and what are your favorite things to do with them? <BR> <BR> We grow: Thyme, basil, parsley, rosemary. We put them in veggies and meat dishes. Fresh herbs really add a nice taste to the dish. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:16:01 EST My new book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43533855 I'm writing a children's book and I would really like to have some feedback on what you think of it so far. Please be honest. <BR> <BR> Here it is: <BR> <BR> Andre's Adventure <BR> <BR> I can still remember the day that I was adopted by this warm-hearted lady. She made me feel wanted and loved. My two previous families were not very kind towards me but I accepted that and I knew someday my fate would change. <BR> <BR> You know, it's not easy being a French poodle waiting for someone to lo... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:30:36 EST Weekly Poll: August 14th to 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43533696 What's the most spontaneous thing you've ever done? <BR> <BR> For Me: I met my husband on line and in 5 days we were married. Never told the family what I did till after the wedding which was at City Hall at 4:00 pm. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:16:42 EST Our New Puppy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43511126 Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> Hope you're all well and enjoying the weekend. <BR> <BR> Yesterday started with good intentions. We were just going to look to see what dogs were available. We went to two animal shelters and were disappointed to see very few small dogs. After that we went to the Puppy Stop and had fun looking at puppies and I even spent some quality time with a beautiful Pomeranian. There was one Chi - a merle that was so tiny I was afraid to hold it. After that we stopped for lunch... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:09:28 EST Chihuahua Poem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43428747 My husband wrote this poem for "Dudley" <BR> <BR> Not longer than a year ago <BR> my wife brought home a pup; <BR> the little guy was small enough <BR> to fit inside a cup! <BR> <BR> His wrinkly skin and buggy eyes <BR> just added to his charm <BR> and this Chihuahua's favorite bed <BR> is under Daddy's arm! <BR> <BR> He found his niche and off he went <BR> to wander and explore, <BR> discovering "the shocking truth" <BR> that there were "two dogs more"! <BR> <BR> They sniffed before invi... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:35:09 EST Just For Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43428519 Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they: <BR> <BR> (1) eat less, <BR> (2) don't ask for money all the time, <BR> (3) are easier to train, <BR> (4) normally come when called, <BR> (5) never ask to drive the car, <BR> (6) don't smoke or drink, <BR> (7) don't want to wear your clothes, <BR> (8) don't have to buy the latest fashions, <BR> (9) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and <BR> (10) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children ..... <BR> Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:25:14 EST Weekly Poll: August 7th to 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43412840 Have you ever traveled to another country? And, if yes, where and did you enjoy it? <BR> <BR> My response: <BR> <BR> August of 1985 I went to Italy and Greece. I truly enjoyed Greece - visited all the ruins and the food was magnificent!! I stayed in Athens. Went to the island of Mikonos too and that was wonderful. Italy was a different story- everything was closed in August, couldn't visit anything!! It was very upsetting, but the food was good. I visited Florence and Rome and I did go to t... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 11:15:44 EST Serena Is Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43357769 When I got up this morning Serena wagged her tail in greeting but wouldn't eat and was very listless. Since she didn't eat all day, except for a tiny bit of pureed chicken and her supplement, we decided to take her to the vet tomorrow. Tonight, for the first time she had a seizure and it lasted quite a while. Within an hour she was gone. I couldn't believe it and wouldn't accept it, so I kept petting her and talking to her but her little heart wouldn't start beating again. <BR> <BR> Marilyn Wed, 3 Aug 2011 22:27:26 EST Hello from CA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x43341053 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Sonia, I've been a member on SP for a while, but am glad I found this team! I have a 4 yr old, black, long-haired chi named Chloe. She's my little pride and joy. I've had problems in the recent past with my mom over-feeding Chloe so she's overweight and has some physical problems as a result. I've had to really put my foot down where that's concerned, and thankfully Chloe has lost some weight. She still has some weight to lose but is doing well. Almost bet... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 01:05:00 EST Riddle Me This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43314194 Riddle: <BR> <BR> Some can hurt <BR> others don't <BR> some can teach <BR> others won't <BR> some are stupid <BR> others smart <BR> and some will take them <BR> right to heart <BR> <BR> <BR> Leave your answers.... I will let you know if anybody is right. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:35:11 EST August: Weekly Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x43293708 Just post once and edit each week. <BR> <BR> Start Weight: 8/3 - 238 <BR> <BR> 8/10 - 237 <BR> <BR> 8/17 - 236 <BR> <BR> 8/24 - <BR> <BR> End Weight: 8/31 - <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 19:01:01 EST Chihuahua Health Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x43286428 I thought I would post a health fact each week: <BR> <BR> This week will be - Subluxation of the Patella <BR> <BR> In dog lingo, subluxation of the patella is called slipped stifles or loose kneecaps. When it occurs, the kneecap (we're talking about the rear legs) slips out of its groove — sometimes often and sometimes rarely — depending on the severity of the problem. If your dog is one of the unlucky few whose kneecaps slip often, surgery may be the solution. A dog with a mild case can li... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:41:30 EST Weekly Poll: July 31st to August 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43286255 When you've had a stressful day, what do you do to unwind? <BR> <BR> For me, it depends on how "stressful" the day was -- I either play on the computer or go for a walk to burn off the steam building up inside me!! <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:31:00 EST Looking for help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x43238226 Hey team, <BR> <BR> I am wanting and NEEDING someone else to step forward and become a leader with me. I am leading 3 other groups and I just can not dedicate the time that is needed to all of my groups. Please, can one or two of you help me out. Thank you! Cindy Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:49:12 EST Disgusting Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x43013992 Beware... Gross-ness ahead! my baby Chi puppy has started eating her own poo. She has become obsessed with it! When we take her out to go potty that is the first thing she does. We have started cleaning up after her immediately after, but if we look away for a split second she has already started doing it again! It's nasty! Has anyone else had this problem? Sat, 16 Jul 2011 02:09:51 EST Fostering a chi/yorkie mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x42970968 Yup, going to foster a 2ish year old female chorkie. Going to pick her up tomorrow with the idea that she will become alex's dog once she's into her house. They close on the 22nd of this month and are only blocks from us..I'm so excited. <BR> <BR> So lilah..gonna change her name to lily though has had a tough life and spends almost all her time in a cage at this point. I wanted to go get her today, but the lady isn't home. So, gonna go tomorrow at 9. Can't wait to get her out of their. <... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:04:21 EST Would you rather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x42964813 This is on another forum I belong to (chi forum of course!) I'm a bit bored and there's not much life here so thought I'd start a little game. <BR> <BR> So basically I post two things the person below says which they would rather have (or prefer) and two new words. <BR> <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Person 1: Ice cream or frozen yogurt <BR> <BR> Person 2: Ice cream. Plane or train? <BR> <BR> Person 3: Plane. Summer or Winter? <BR> <BR> So I'll start it off with... <BR> <BR> <BR> Summe... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:46:58 EST Any thoughts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x42717954 Ok, so I'm going to try to keep this short, but last weekend we had a major issue with Bailey and the saga continues. She was stung or bit by something early saturday morning and as a result her face swelled up...a lot. I immediately gave her benadryl and it reduced the swelling but it returned over the next 32 hours or so each time the benadryl wore off. I was in contact with our vet off and on all day. Ok, so the issue now is that she's scared to go out to her dog run to do her business.... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:11:27 EST Hi fellow chi lovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x42669608 Hi everyone! My name is Stacia (sounds like Stay-sha) and I'm looking forward to meeting some positive people interested in the same things I am. I have a chi mix named Lucy,and a chi named Bailey. Lucy was an adult rescue that came home in 2001, we think she is about 11-12 years old at this time, but she is as spry as ever, though her once black face is now very white. Bailey was my heart's desire for my birthday last year and she is now just over a year and a half old. She is my "heart... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:27:29 EST Anyone else have a diabetic chi? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x42503816 Precious is a 9 year old female. She was diagnosised last Sept as being diabetic. She get insulin shots twice a day. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Makes life a little more complicated and expensive but she is my baby and I would do anything to try to keep her healthy. Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:06:22 EST Tikki's Feeling Left Out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x42495047 Just checking in everyone, it's been a little crazy here at home lately, and my Husband and I haven't been able to take Tikki with us lately! Either, we are doing something where we can't have him along, or the weather has been much to hot! Tikki just don't understand and has acturally been ignoring me! He feels left out, and i don't blame him! I still play with him, and he still sleeps with me, but he's not the same! Has this happened to any of you with your Chihuahua's? I will have to... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:11:31 EST Hi from the Derby City! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x42463055 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm from Louisville, KY and have a Chi named Lexi. She is adorable! She has a kitty sister named April (also adorable). Sometimes they get along and other times NOT so much. Hahaha Typical siblings! <BR> <BR> I've been a SparkPerson since March 9th and am loving it!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for having this team and I'm glad I found you all!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> 's, <BR> <BR> Ellen Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:23:17 EST Her Ears Came Up at 3 Months http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x42461613 I am happy to report that my little Clover's ears came up for good this week! I was worried they wouldn't but they did. It's so cute! Sometimes they droop a little after she wakes up but that's it. Hehe I'm so happy. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:15:11 EST Latest Update on Serena http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x42418343 Hi everyone, I really appreciate your concern and suggestions to help Serena. She is managing to eat some cottage cheese, food that I liquify in the blender, (chicken, hamburger meat and rice or cereal) plus ice cream and baby food. She's also eating dog food as long as it's very soft. There are times I still have to sit on the floor and feed her by hand - even wet, gooey dog food, but last night she stood at her dish for a WHOLE HOUR, slowly licking her dog food until it was almost finished.... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:02:11 EST New To Sparks And To Chihuahua Dog Lovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x42369214 Hi Everyone, i'm Glad To Be A Part Of This Team! I Have A Lil Chihuahua Named Tikki, And I'm Sure Like All Of Your Chihuahua's, Tikki Thinks He's Human, Lol! I'm Looking Forward to This Team. If I Can Help In Any Way, Just let Me Know! Thanks, Monica Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:27:26 EST What is everyone doing this Memorial Day weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x42080972 I'm going to be starting my downstairs remodel, actually my contractor is, I'll be out by the pool staying out of his way. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable looooong weekend <em>232</em> Fri, 27 May 2011 20:26:47 EST Leaving Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x41825810 Hi Everyone, Just a quick note that tomorrow afternoon, I will be leaving Sparkpeople as I have found a great program on my smartphone that is pretty much a copy. I've found that I'm spending so much time trying to get Sparkpoints and not enough time focusing on me and really working at my weight loss. I'm giving this a good day to reach members of the group so that most of you can read this message. If anyone would like to keep in touch, there is a way to contact me through my main blog a... Sat, 14 May 2011 20:58:12 EST Meet Up Possiblities?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x41672776 Hey team, <BR> <BR> I have been thinking and wanting to do a meet up. Anyone interested in the Eastern North Carolina area? I live in Rocky Mount, NC. Please, let me know. <BR> <BR> Where? <BR> When? <BR> What? <BR> <BR> Open to all. Any questions please, email or post. <em>104</em> <em>311</em> <em>331</em> <em>67</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 6 May 2011 21:49:07 EST What are your plans for Mothers Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x41604244 I will be celebrating Saturday Evening with my daughter, mother, step-dad, brother and his family and my Aunt (her kids all live out of town) we are going to have a BBQ. <BR> <BR> Sunday I will probably just relax by the pool. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 May 2011 16:20:07 EST RIP Sasha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x41231761 Sasha died peacefully on April 14, 2011 at home with us. She was 12 years and 4 months old. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:10:07 EST Best Dog Show Ever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x41124424 Within the heart of every stray lies the singular desire to be loved <BR> <BR> THIS IS THE BEST DOG SHOW EVER PUT ON BY ONE PERSON,,,,,ENJOY,,,,, <BR> <BR> <link>www.flixxy.com/dog-show.htm </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 01:27:27 EST Birds of prey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x41123040 Now that spring is here and our dogs and us want to be outdoors, please think about what large birds you have in your area. The attached video was reported on the news in our area last evening and is a good reminder to watch out. A very dear friend lost their toy poodle to a bird of prey and it is devastating!! (copy & paste the URL into your brower) <BR> <BR> http://video.minneapolis.cbslocal.com/gl<BR>obal/video/flash/popupplayer.asp?vt1=v<BR>&clipFormat=flv&clipId1=5737575&at1=Ne<BR>ws&h1... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 23:26:52 EST CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x40914835 Here is your Challenge for the month of April 1-30, 2011. Post your results. You may copy and paste. <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 glasses of water, tea or lemonade daily. <BR> 2. Track ALL foods eaten. <BR> 3. Did you exercise at least 3 times a week. <BR> 4. Go outside to play with children or pets (3 times a week). <BR> 5. Get at least 50 spark points daily. <BR> <BR> Let's see who will win. Let the challenge begin. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:33:40 EST Where are Gigi & Daisy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x40641559 I know I have been MIA for a while and Kris hasn't been able to be online for a while b/c of her leg condition but I just have to ask - "Where in the heck are Gigi & Daisy?" <BR> <BR> And Kris isn't even so much as a co-leader anymore? <BR> <BR> Did I miss something? Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:37:48 EST animal sos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x40625819 hi everyone <BR> just wanted to share this with you. i have recently been on holiday to sri lanka and found the street dog situation quite upsetting, sri lanka is such a wonderful country but the stray dogs are a real problem. <BR> <BR> then the other day i came upon a web site totally by accident - animal sos sri lanka, this is a charity which aims to end the suffering of street dogs in sri lanka i wont go into all the details but ask that you have a look at the site and make up your ow... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:36:31 EST New to the forums, fairly new to the site! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x40439361 I started my weight loss journey about 2-2.5 months ago with a starting weight of 125 pounds and I'm now roughly 113 pounds. Sparkpeople has always been a bit of a mystery to me; there are a lot of things to do and so little time! I'm still figuring things out and seeing how I can find the foods I eat, as they're Australian brands. <BR> Some things unrelated to weight loss: <BR> I'm taking a bachelor of science (biological) and hope to transfer to veterinary science next year. <BR> I like m... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 07:14:44 EST High Risk Surgery for Serena http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x40227697 He Everyone, <BR> We brought Serena to the vet because she's been showing signs of pain from her teeth. She hasn't been eating well and she lost weight. We found out today that she was 5.8 lbs. in January and is now 4.4 lbs - the same weight she was when we adopted her. Her vet previously told us that she couldn't recommend dental surgery because of Serena's heart murmur and enlarged heart but since some of Serena's teeth are very bad, and also because the vet feels she may have neck proble... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:07:39 EST Share ideas or suggestions for goals/ch allenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x40211470 Let's share any thoughts, ideas or suggestions-here. Does anyone have a challenge that they are interested in? Any team goals? Can't wait to hear what everyone comes up with. Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:38:01 EST chihuahua puppies for sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x40093755 Hi everyone! I have chihuahua puppies for sale! please call holly at 1-781-249-8975. they are almost ready for homes! i live in the rockland area. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:01:17 EST Cat Litter Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x39314966 Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> Hope all is well. Kris, I especially hope you're feeling better and stronger. <BR> <BR> Does anybody use cat litter for the dog's potty? Having 2 dogs on diuretics was creating quite a mess in the powder room. Our set up was to put down two pee pads, cover them with newspaper and then a layer of paper towels. We changed the paper all day long but urine still seeped to the floor when they went too close to the edge. Today we put down a large tray with sides of about a... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:36:36 EST Serena's X-Rays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x38902118 Serena looks like the picture of health but the results of her x-rays showed that while her heart murmur hasn't gotten worse, she has an enlarged heart and collapsing trachea. For now we're to give her a small amount of lasix daily. I'm sad but not willing to let this spoil the pleasure she gives us just by being herself. We'll deal with her problem day by day, taking precautions but still letting her play for a limited time. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:09:58 EST Update on Serena http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x38848122 Hi everybody, <BR> Serena saw the vet today and she said Serena's heart murmur hasn't progressed in the past 8 months. She prescribed liquid antibiotics because Serena's teeth are so bad and can't be taken care of surgically at this time. Tomorrow we'll go back for x-rays of her chest and throat area. I don't even want to think ahead. There was a little excitement in the waiting room when a very large, hyper golden retriever slipped off his leash. No harm done but it was tense for a minute. ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:56:28 EST We May Be Facing A New Crisis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x38758250 Happy New Year My Friends. <BR> <BR> I wish everyone in our group the best of health and much joy in 2011. Special get-well wishes to you, Kris!!!!! <BR> <BR> Sasha is doing well in spite of her medical problems but Serena is causing us a lot of concern. She loves to play but as soon as she gets the least bit excited she begins to gasp and choke. She was diagnosed with a low-level heart murmur, but now something seems to be seriously wrong so we'll try to get an appointment with her vet nex... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:11:17 EST What was your BEST Christmas gift of 2010? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x38713099 I'll tell you mine- I get to go to a harp gathering in May!!! (A workshop) 3 days of harp, harp, harp dawn to dusk. I'm SSSOOOOOO excited. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Now - what was your best gift? This should be fun. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:05:13 EST Merry Christma ...Happy Holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x38627413 And a Happy New Year to you all <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well and that you are able to slow down and take some time to enjoy your loved ones <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately my eyes aren't focusing & I am very dizzy to day so this will be brief. I just didn't want these Holiday's to pass without telling you all how much you mean to me. <BR> <BR> I appreciate your prayers that you have passed along more than you could know <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Parts of me ar... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:10:36 EST A friend just sent me this article... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x38627162 Wanted to pass it along <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pawnation.com/2010/12/21/dangero<BR>us-pet-gifts-to-avoid/?icid=maing|main<BR>5|dl5|sec1_lnk5|33061 </link> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:50:07 EST Happy Birthday Sasha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x38474764 Hello everyone. Hope you're all well and your fur babies are doing fine. I'm thrilled to tell you that Sasha is 12 years old today. A few months ago we didn't think she would see this day. She still has seizures, but less since we changed the way we medicate her. She sleeps a little more than she used to, but sometimes she and Serena are like a couple of kids. Our little co-conspirators. <em>107</em> <em>26</em> <em>19</em> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:22:29 EST Sending you all an update.... FINALLY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x38390716 Hi everyone.....remember me? Thought it was more than time to give you all a heads up on my condition....I talked to Becky and Carol a couple weeks back and I told them to fill you in a little. It was good to hear from both of them :) <BR> <BR> I am still knocked out with this stupid illness....this is week #10 and it is driving me crazy. I have been virtually bed ridden as I am supposed to keep my legs elevated as much as possible. I am on vicoden for pain and I hate taking it. I can barely... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 19:09:37 EST Any idea on the best teeth cleaning chew or treat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x37759143 I have 2 Chihuahuas and I want to give them 'greenies' or something that will help with teeth cleaning and breath. However, no matter what I give them they don't eat it or chew on it - they hide it or guard it and growl at each other until I finally have to remove the item. Any ideas? Fri, 5 Nov 2010 20:04:13 EST Chi Lover in Dallas TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x37536797 I'm Toni and I live in Dallas with my husband and 2 Chihuahuas. They are my favorite breed so I HAD to join when I saw this team. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 22:20:36 EST Update on Pooka http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x37512620 Pooka is my little tan girl, we have no idea what is wrong, but I'm crossing my fingers she's getting better. She actually ate most of her bowl of food on top of the canned/liquidy stuff I've been (mostly) syringing into her. She likes not even having to make the effort of lapping it up! But her tail was higher/up when she went out today, she's more alert, and her eyes are much better. They were not dilating at all yesterday at the vets, and she was squinting them nearly shut, tearing, an... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 20:54:23 EST Update on Sasha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36937451 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a nice weekend. <BR> <BR> Sasha has been on medication for her heart problems but she seems to be slowly failing. She eats well, yet she's losing weight. That may be from the water pills. You can feel her ribs now. There are times when she's active - seems to enjoy being outside for a little while and still begs for her treats and table food in addition to her meals. <BR> <BR> The terrifying thing is that she's having more seizures. They don't last ... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 20:12:19 EST Another new little video!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36877439 This just warms my heart! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gnn.com/article/american-leaves-<BR>8-million-to-australian/1290935?icid=m<BR>ain|main|dl1|sec4_lnk2|172565 </link> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:37:50 EST New little video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36742645 Check out this story and little video about a Chi and A Great Dane along with the Guinness Book of World Records <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.pawnation.com/2010/09/16/worlds-<BR>tallest-dog-comes-face-to-face-with-wo<BR>rlds-smallest/?icid=main|main|dl5|sec3<BR>_lnk1|170999 </link> Fri, 17 Sep 2010 02:31:13 EST The Barkley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36588529 <link>westlake.thebarkleypethotel.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wow! Thu, 9 Sep 2010 18:33:49 EST Another RECALL!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x36568620 <link>www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/09/07/ha<BR>rtz-naturals-dog-treats-recalled-over-<BR>salmonella-risk/?icid=main|main|dl6|se<BR>c4_lnk2|169151 </link> Wed, 8 Sep 2010 19:56:46 EST What are you doing for this Holiday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36482816 work...Sat Sun and Mon...yeah me! Sat, 4 Sep 2010 14:04:48 EST I have missed you all soooo much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36446761 So I put myself on a Spark hiatus and let myself wallow in my self pity and depression, due to my financial circumstances and I just can't do it anymore! I miss hearing everyone's great chihuahua stories and hearing about everyone's triumphs and troubles. <BR> <BR> I know this team isn't to weight-loss driven (or maybe that has changed?) but I also felt like I needed a break from that as well. Well not so much a break rather I had so much going on that I just couldn't worry about that as... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:03:23 EST Flipping - Anybody Know What This Could Mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36433876 It's 4:50 a.m. and Sasha once again did that flipping thing - she let out a little cry and went from lying flat on her stomach - somehow threw herself up in the air, did a kind of somersault and landed flat again. I don't know if this is a seizure or not. Her breathing isn't labored like it was last time. Yesterday was one of her best days - she was lively, ate a lot and seemed almost normal. Thu, 2 Sep 2010 04:55:35 EST Small Dog Nutrition article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x36356361 <BR> Ran across this article...some good info and ideas.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.pawnation.com/2010/08/25/small-d<BR>og-nutrition-8-tips-for-feeding-your-p<BR>ooch-correctly/?icid=main|main|dl5|sec<BR>3_lnk3|166981 </link> Sun, 29 Aug 2010 19:21:25 EST New Challenge starting on the 1st.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36329122 Who's on board? Sat, 28 Aug 2010 09:10:34 EST I'm Beyond Scared About Sasha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36283207 I think Sasha had a seizure. She got up, then she lay down on the floor and kind of flipped over. I woke up my husband and then left the room because I was so scared. He called me back in a couple of minutes and said she was ok. All day today she was acting normal - eating well, begging for treats and walking around. She has a heart murmur that will have to be treated for sure now. We would prefer taking her to her regular vet first thing tomorrow morning rather than an emergency clinic tonig... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 23:37:57 EST I am Sooooo Freaking angry!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36256571 Did any of you see this?????? It is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!! <link>www.aolnews.com/world/article/englis<BR>hwoman-mary-bane-faces-threats-after-b<BR>eing-videotaped-throwing-cat-in-trash-<BR>bin/19606632?icid=main|main|dl2|sec3_lnk2|165881 </link> Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:56:16 EST Dozens of Chis Available for Adoption http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x36083438 <link>www.aanjblog.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> 100 Chis were rescued from a hoarder in Philadelphia. Dozens of them were nursed back to health and available for adoption. My Serena came from the same type of situation, but I can't even think about another one at this time. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:33:05 EST Always hungry....help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x35987675 I am so hungry all the time, along with feeling weak & tired & sick to my stomach be I try to not eat when I get hungry. I am often hungry within 30 minutes after eating. My Dr. has me on a strict 1200 calorie a day diet. My typical day is: Breakfast~Egg whites with a veggie like mushrooms or green beans. Sometimes a fruit with it. Lunch~chicken breast, small green salad with a bit of fat-free dressing. Dinner~Fish, veggie salad with fat-free dressing, and a fruit. Snack~Small spoon of... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 16:16:35 EST Such Excitement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35980002 Hi Everybody, <BR> Last night our gentle giant grand dog came to visit after spending an hour making the rounds at a nursing home. Sasha was very cranky and rude - she thought it was ok for her to sniff at all parts of Korman, but spent the rest of the time growling at him whenever he got close to her or anything she considered her property. Serena spent most of the time hiding behind my back except when she ran out the front door while my daughter was taking Korman out for a potty break. Ser... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:26:10 EST A new week....what will it hold for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35933181 I am challenging everyone to do one of two of those projects around the house that they have been putting off. <BR> <BR> Mine is going to be to clear out one of my 2 storage closets....I only need one so 1/2 of everything MUST GO! They are not huge closets but I don't need it all so...Bye Bye junk!!! <BR> That's why we have Good Wills isn't it??? <BR> <BR> What are you gonna do???? Mon, 9 Aug 2010 07:52:42 EST Exciting plans for anyones weekend??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35884356 Unfortunately for me....None:( <BR> <BR> Working as usual....we have Depot's inventory on Monday so you can imagine the current "get it all ready " chaos to count a store like that...ugh! <BR> <BR> We are all staying as far away from mgmt as possible! <BR> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 13:50:15 EST Update on my friend Bob.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35826123 Hey....remember me??? <BR> <BR> I am finally living alone once again!!!!!! <BR> <BR> As most of you know my very good friend Bob had emergency surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago and after he was released from the hospital he came to stay with me in my 1 bedroom apartment! Ugh...it's been tight but we made it thru. Bob has gone back to his own place now which is such a blessing as that means he is doing better :) The doctors were worried about him getting around and navigating stairs of which he has lo... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 23:01:25 EST Oldest dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35708135 Not a chihuahua but interesting anyway. <BR> <BR> <link>halopets.com/news/worlds-oldest-dog.<BR>html </link> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:12:43 EST Don't You Wish They Could Talk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35646195 Hi Everybody, my husband and I think that Serena may have been badly abused in the past. We have NEVER raised a hand to her but she's terrified if we pick up almost anything when she's in the room - whether it's an empty paper towel roll or a fly swatter. Any loud noise seems to spook her. We feel so sad that she has all these fears. In other ways she's normal (although potty training is still erratic) and she's very loving. We just have to take each day at a time hoping she'll eventually fee... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:08:12 EST IT'S A CELEBRATION FOR... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35616854 YEA - IT'S BECKY'S BIRTHDAY TODAY! <BR> <BR> Becky's out of town with her Mon but I wanted to make sure that everyone gave her B-Day wishes before she get's back tomorrow eveining. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>407</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <em>107</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>407</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>410</em... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:54:27 EST Our little Angel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x35573187 It is with a heavy heart and tears that don't stop, that I write this note. We lost Angel today around noon. I had taken her in for a recheck of an enlarged heart found last month. I think she started to panic after we walked in. They wanted a chest x-ray and she doesn't lay on her back. More panic. They brought her back to me and she was panting and wheezing. She suddenly went limp in my arms. She had arrested. They brought her back and her lungs started filling with fluid. I had called Rog... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 17:35:25 EST Wk 3 Hot Diggity Dog (no chat) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x35464022 1. mid year is this time some of us loose that motivation we had back in January. 25 points <BR> read the following article: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_ar ticles.asp?id=196 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> <em>306</em> <em>313</em> <em>306</em> <em>313</em> <BR> 2. Back to basics. <BR> Most of us walk our pups, so every 10 minutes you get 10 points. <BR> MON: <BR> TUES: <BR> WED: <BR> THUR: <BR> FRI: <BR> SAT: <BR> SUN: <BR> <BR> Total: <BR> ... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 15:45:31 EST Serena Is A Marked Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35460939 I keep wondering why Serena has something written on her underbelly in permanent marker. Is this something vets do when they perform surgery? I haven't been able to make out what it says, but I'll try to snap a picture so I can read it. Maybe the fact that Serena was part of a huge rescue has something to do with this. By the way, over 100 Chihuahuas were rescued from beyond filthy conditions from a house in Philly this past week. Hope most of the dogs are healthy enough to be adopted. Sat, 17 Jul 2010 12:00:05 EST What do your pups do to get you out of bed??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17984x35235757 Good Morning everyone! (can 11:24 be considered morning?) <BR> <BR> I stayed up way too late last night and this AM decided to sleep in....felt so good. <BR> <BR> The pups were restless however...they thought I should be up and at em so they kept wrestling on the bed to keep me in and out of slumber. Little stinkers! <BR> <BR> I would wake up and one of them would be an inch away from my face tickling my cheeks with her whiskers...and then looking all innocent like..."what did I do?" <BR>... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 12:28:34 EST 30 Min on Bike Squeezed into 1 Minute! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x35217564 Hello, SparkPeople; Rainman81 here. <BR> <BR> I did 30 minutes on the stationary bike just now, and filmed it in time-lapse, which compressed the 30 minutes into just one minute and 15 seconds. <BR> <BR> Watch it at www.youtube.com, search for "codexserafin7", then watch the "Stationary Bike 2" clip. That's my youtube channel, it's got some clips of Banjo there too. <BR> <BR> Technical details: I filmed it with an laptop webcam. The camera took a picture every eight-tenths of a secon... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 14:39:18 EST Fireworks and your Pups last night???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8369x17984x35216302 How did everyone's babies fare with the sights and sounds this weekend? <BR> <BR> I was at my sisters on her lake and we had all our chairs lined up on the beach watching all the shows from all around the lake...it was wonderful (accept the dang mosquitoes of course) <BR> <BR> My girls were curled up quite content in a sheet on my lap. At one point GiGi climbed up near my neck on top of my chest...then of course Daisy had to do the same thing! I let them stay there for a little while but ma... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 13:23:33 EST July Challenge- TRACKING ONLY! (no chat) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x35204138 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Hey Hot Diggity Doggers! Here is our tracking for week one of our challenge. <BR> <BR> Please copy and paste the entire area between the arrows <BR> <BR> fill in your name at the top (along w a nickname if you like) <BR> <BR> Then simply fill in your stats daily (at least try to do it daily as it will help MeriAngel AKA Watch Dog keep track of where we are all at) <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> <em>228</em> <em>227</em> PLEASE <em>230</em>... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 19:28:20 EST Wk 1 Hot Diggity Dog Challenge Info (No Chat) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10988x17984x35203618 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> IMPORTANT....Please DO NOT REPLY or POST on this thread for this challenge. We need to keep it open for updates and instructions only! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Any and All questions, comments, high fives need to be under the 2 legged c... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 18:41:05 EST Banjo the Dog says Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17984x35186840 Hello, SP folks, Rainman81 here. I'm 49, retired military, local pilot, using spark to track eating right and staying strong as I get older. Banjo is our canine child, check my SP page for pictures or my blog at www.mrbart2112.wordpress.com. Nice to be here!...R. Sat, 3 Jul 2010 17:52:18 EST