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I will have to look that up. It might be a good use for it for me as well as cats. Thanks.

I was at my friend's today getting some tomato cages and she asked me if I needed some mint. They just bought the house last year and are just finding out what they actually have in the yard. There are two large patches of mint (don't know if it is peppermint or what kind).

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I read somewhere about how good catnip tea is for people. I di=on't remember what it is good for I just remember reading it.

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It is too bad that people can't have any common sense with that. There was a post on FB today where a trainer was doing something to get dogs used to fireworks or, in the case of the training, firecrackers. He had the students down their dogs and stand at the end of their leashes other than two dogs that were walked around the other dogs. Then he let off a whole bunch of firecrackers. One dog got loose and took off. The other dogs were freaking out, one trying to climb on his owner, and they were just jerking the dogs like crazy. Trainer wasn't worth anything.

Orzo and Cassie mostly slept though the fireworks. I have been fortunate. All my pets have been okay with them.

I got to thinking the other day that maybe I could do something with my catnip. It has started growing wild just outside my garden and is growing outside the planter that I normally have had it in. Do you think it is possible to dry that catnip and sell it? It is growing pretty fast, I cut some a few weeks ago and it is at least that tall again, plus there are more plants starting up. Nothing else grows in the one area but weeds. It is where I put my pots of herbs.

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"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
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Good afternoon

When I walked Mutt yesterday it was still daylight because I wanted to get home before the fireworks started, but still, it was light enough i was wearing a cap, I had to ask several people not to shot them off till after the dog and I had passed there house. I know they don't think dogs are anything, but well dogs, but I would have thought they would have stopped when a person was walking by the house. Maybe I'm old fashion.

Lola must have decided the firecrackers weren't a threat, she spent the night with me.

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I don't think they pay a whole lot of attention around here unless emergency services are called. They just started shooting them off somewhere in the neighborhood. Firecrackers, I think, not the pretty ones.

About 10:15 I realized that the fireworks were almost right across the street from me. Just at the corner or the house in back of them. Possibly the one at the corner since they haven't been there a full year yet and the others have. I don't think the others have ever shot them off. Gosh, if I had gone down to the corner I could have sat down and actually watched some. They did change to the aerials.

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We liv in the county and fireworks are legal.We are the closest to Houston where they are legal and many families have friends and relatives come over to shoot them off because teen 3 lies from us they are illegal, The police love to sit just inside the line.

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We haven't had as many illegal fireworks this year as in previous years. Today Cassie heard some going off and it took me a while to hear them. I think they must have been pop bottle rockets because it isn't dark enough to see anything else and it was a whistle. It didn't seem to bother her, just she wondered what it was. Orzo is just sleeping unless I get something to eat. Then he jummps in my lap to see if he can have it.

I was thinking of trying to get some photos of fireworks, but we have been getting thunder and some rain and a lot of wind. I am not sure what it will do later. I am half asleep now, so I don't know if I will wake up in time, either. I have got the camera ready to go and I found my tripod, so if I do get out to take the pictures I will have everything ready for this try. I haven't done anything like that for about 30 years, so really don't know what I am doing with that. Heck, I have been lazy doing any photography most of the time, so I need to get back into it.

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Good morning and Happy 4th. Fireworks started here about a week ago, but last night they got very noisy. Mutt curled up in the back of his crate, Duke well I don't know if he thinks he is keeping them out of the yard or trying to catch them, but runs like mad around the back yard. Last night I brought him in, big mistake, he about took the door down to make sure the back yard was safe. Then there is Lola, she is an 8 year old kitty and this is the first 4th I've had her. I didn't know what to expect. She sat at attention on the porch all night with that look she gives animals that dare to come to close to the porch.

Remember yes you need to enjoy the 4th and yes we all know you will eat and drink things that aren't on your diet. Just do it in moderation and remember soda and beer take the water out of you. Between that and the heat you need lots and lots of water. Also sometimes taking unruly children for a walk works wonders and lets you get some exercise too, and if it is someones else's children, they will love you for it.

Mutt is still fine. A nurse told me he is taking a dog strength of a people med, if he was a person and he was drinking lots of water and peeing good they wouldn't worry. The vet agreed. I'm just to keep an eye on him for a few days. Mutt eats more stuff he shouldn't then a 2 year old. I have to keep an eye on him all the time,

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So far so good. I haven't given him any more. I want him to flush it out of his system. He is drinking good, peeing good, making lots of piles and eating good, so looks good so far.

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Hope Mutt's joint meds don't cause him problems from him eating too many at once.

The temperature today is supposed to be cooler than it has been, but when I was out doing some shopping it sure felt hot to me. Had to get something for Cassie and Orzo so I don't run out before Pantry day in two weeks. Took Cassie for a walk this morning. Not long, because neither of us are in shape for that.

I took this picture of Orzo snuggling up to me like he does every night. Can't figure out to post direct here from the phone, so have to go through Flickr. www.flickr.com/photos/62222579@N00/1
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Good morning, mother morning when you don't have to work up a sweat, You are sweaty just walking out on the porch.

I forgot to put Mutts joint meds in the upper cabinet I came in the living room and he was finishing them off. I had just opened that bag. I expected to be calling the boss and telling her I was working the second half the day instead of the first half today, but no Mutt raced out the door when i got up and came back 10 min later for his walk. He walked for 55 mins with no problems or signs of discomfort. He did try to empty his water bowl when we got home, but then it is so hot and I downed a big glass of water.

When making your holiday plans, don't forget your fur babies. Most of them don't like fireworks and need a place they feel safe to hide. This will be my first 4th with Lola, so we'll see. Mutt will curl up in the back of his crate and whine if I leave the living room, Duke will race around the backyard trying to catch them. I live out in the country so no show like you have in the city, but everyone will try and out do their neighbor. And yes we not only have the things that make noise, but the ones that go way up and shower bright colors.


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I am trying to figure out some more things I can sell. They won't bring in much, but maybe will pay for part of the brakes. I don't have much left that is worth anything.

Cassie and I spent a couple hours out in the front yard while I tried trimming things and cutting down the wild trees. Didn't get too far, but got some done. My poor rose bush I was working on looks terrible. It has all those rusty spots from the rain and is thin and tall, so it is falling over. I cut the top part off, but I'm afraid that the rusty stuff will kill it off. There is another small rose bush from those I planted years ago that is still living. I think at least one by the junipers is living, but I couldn't tell about the other one. I was taking the junipers back, too. One is so bad that I am going to try to just cut the whole thing out. It has two wild trees growing in the middle of it. The roses that Mom and Dad planted by the porch are still thriving, even with the wild trees growing in them, and so is the one by the back fence. I am worn out and ready for bed now and it isn't even 6:30.

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Good afternoon, We had a beautiful day today, hot but beautiful. Mutt and I walked under a bright full moon this morning. If the fireworks hold off, we will walk again tonight.

Do what you can and try not to let the things you can't eat you up. Fancy wouldn't want that.


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We have been having really nice hot weather the last few days and it is supposed to stay that way through the holiday. Well, July is normally our hottest month. I'm going to have to start setting the sprinklers out. Cassie is sure enjoying getting out more and running the fence with the dog next door.


I took the truck down to get the brakes worked on and it took longer than they thought. They brought me home, then I went and took the bus to go pick it up. I had to walk a bit from the bus stop. And that was HOT. It was 92 and then there was heat coming from the buses making it hotter. I will not be able to drive the truck much because the brakes damage was more than I thought (actually, I didn't think they were damaged, just needing new pads or shoes, whatever. It turned out to be shoes, drums and adjuster springs and I couldn't afford to have that done. So I am looking for the parts and Danny is going to do the work in a couple weeks. I was so upset today because if I can't get the brakes fixed I will never be able to see Fancy again and that is killing me.

Now I talked to my cousin and he said there is no way that the drums would be ruined from what they said they were and to just find a more honest place to take it. So I emailed another place to see if they will take the card that I have to pay for it. If they don't take it I will see if I can afford to have them see if all of that is necessary.

So I am trying to do that challenge that does things with pets, but I don't know how to get things posted. I got a selfie with Cassie and me finally. Orzo was just sitting over on my computer when I took his. I only finally got it started today.

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Good morning, This morning I checked the weather before Mutt and I left for our walk. There was a storm about 75 miles south of us, so I grabbed my staff and off we went. Someone forgot to tell the weather. There was quite a light show to the east, the west was trying to get in the act, the clouds were so thick I couldn't see the clouds, then the sky started falling. Good thing when I saw the light show I decided we were walking close to home.

There is an old air force base close to us. It is still used when there is need for military fly over and is a life light base. They want to turn it into a commercial site for space launches.

A lady I use to work with was expecting her second when the Dr told her the baby wasn't viable and at best would live long enough to be an organ donor to other babies. The mother had a choice of aborting the baby or seeing if it would live long enough to be an organ donor. She had a rather nasty natural abortion before the baby was big enough to be a donor, but it has started quite a discussion, would you be able to carry a baby knowing it would never live to birth, and the only hope you had was that it lived long enough to be an organ donor and if it didn't you would have a very messy natural abortion most likely without warning so it could be anywhere, in a store, work or city bus.

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Good morning, This morning I checked the weather before Mutt and I left for our walk. There was a storm about 75 miles south of us, so I grabbed my staff and off we went. Someone forgot to tell the weather. There was quite a light show to the east, the west was trying to get in the act, the clouds were so thick I couldn't see the clouds, then the sky started falling. Good thing when I saw the light show I decided we were walking close to home.

There is an old air force base close to us. It is still used when there is need for military fly over and is a life light base. They want to turn it into a commercial site for space launches.

A lady I use to work with was expecting her second when the Dr told her the baby wasn't viable and at best would live long enough to be an organ donor to other babies. The mother had a choice of aborting the baby or seeing if it would live long enough to be an organ donor. She had a rather nasty natural abortion before the baby was big enough to be a donor, but it has started quite a discussion, would you be able to carry a baby knowing it would never live to birth, and the only hope you had was that it lived long enough to be an organ donor and if it didn't you would have a very messy natural abortion most likely without warning so it could be anywhere, in a store, work or city bus.

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Good afternoon, Still fighting this headache, but now I'm winning. Yesterday DD brought the boys over. All they wanted to do was play wit trains, but then they started arguing about it. I told them that was it they were going for a walk. They older one said he would get the wagon. I said nope, you guys have too much energy, you are both walking. We heeded out, I didn't hear DD come up behind us. When the boys got to the end of the drive she yelled RUN, and they were off. When we got home again there was no more arguing about trains. Just so you know, I live two house from the end of a deadened road out in the country. There might be 3 cars that past my house a day, but on Sunday evening I'd be surprised to see even one. Next place up is the horse ranch, both sides of the road, and since his daughter was born, everyone knows the best way to get your tires shot out is speed though the ranch. He never has, just said he would and that is enough for people around here.

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Sounds like a nice getaway place. We have never had anything like that. Looked at several places in the mountains to build a cabin, but no lakes around them.

I was going to find out all needed to lube my truck today, but the guy who was possibly going to show me had something else going on. So will learn from someone else this week, I hope. I have everything to change the oil and the gun for the lube, but only know how to change the oil. Should have learned the rest back when I was younger. Could afford to get the oil changes done somewhere back then, though.

It was pretty hot today, but is cooling off pretty fast now. Will possibly have rain in a little while. The wind just came up here. Pretty day.

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Grandkids are finished school and we're all getting ready to go up to the lake - my two sons will return to the city for work off and on - but the rest of us will be staying at the cottage for six weeks. Sure hope this weather warms up as I hope to get in lots of swimming.

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Good morning. I'm doing better today. It is making all kinds of nose outside and looks like the sky is going to open up. DD's youngest turned 3 last week and her next one up will be 6 on the 4th. She was going to take them to a park close to my house for a little party ,because there will be some relatives in town that didn't make birthday parties. Tony will tell everyone he is a firecracker, but we think he needs his own day. Besides who needs a reason for a party. I'm not sure about this party.

This will be my 8th, but each one is a joy. After my sisters 12 pounder, most babies in my family are induced when they are about 7 pounds. The Dr got one right and he was 7 pounds. They goofed on one and he was 9.5, the rest have been just over 8.

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My friend just became grandma for the 2nd time. 2 little girls now. The little one was born last night, a month early. Maybe a good thing. She is very healthy and 6+ pounds. That is my "family" here in Colorado because there is no family anywhere near me. Everyone is at least two states away. They don't come out here and I can't afford to go to where they are.

I am sorry you are having problems with headaches, MaryAlice. That seems to be something happening with many of my SP friends. Does the weather bring them on? I used to get some pretty bad migraines and sinus headaches. I figured out the migraines would start with the eyes and now I can usually prevent them from completely hitting.

I've tried signing up for the pet challenge. Hope I can get through that.

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I didn't know what my two where until they were born, we hadn't even picked out a boys name for my son. With my son we nor the Dr had electric. With my daughters first the Dr thought ultrasounds were a waste of money unless there was a medical need. When they lost the babies heart beat during labor, no one was looking at gender.

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MaryAlice, hoping all will be well with the baby. I know you will be on pins and needles til you find out if it's a boy or girl.
It is raining so hard here that I will not be able to take out the litter. I have never missed litter day in a hundred years, but I will surely melt out there, so they must wait until tomorrow.

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Good morning, Still fighting with this headache, still hot and muggy, but Mutt and I did get an hour walk in this morning before it got too hot.

DD was on birth control. She went to the DR to see why she was craving carbs and had such bad cramps. Looks like I'll be a grandma by New Years. DD was high risk with her last 2 because of problems with her first, now with her being 40 and getting pregnant on birth control she is really high risk. The figure they baby is due New Years Day, but they have been inducing her a week early which would make it Christmas. She has 3 boys and is really hoping for a girl, but doesn't want to know what it is. She said when it was a surprise, it was like Christmas, what is in the package, when she knew it was ok just get the stuff and be ready.


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MaryAlice, I don't like to walk in that hot of weather, either, especially if the humidity is up. Fortunately, we usually don't have that high of temperature when the humidity is that high. We have had it hot the last week, but when the storms start in it cools off pretty fast.

I went looking for some replacement plants Wednesday and got caught in the storm that came through and I was on the other side of town. The rain and hail was so that I couldn't see anything and when it finally stopped and I started home, the streets were flooded so I had to turn around and go back. Then found out that the South Platte and Cherry Creek were flooding and that was between me and home. It took me 3 hours to get home, so I went and waited out the flood watch/warning at a restaurant.

Today a friend took me to see Max and then we had late lunch at Chili's. I know it is high calories, but it sure was good and I did bring at least half home for another meal. The movie was good, but I ended up crying through half of it. A lot of sad tears and some happy ones.

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Good afternoon, well it is Friday afternoon, but I'm sluggish today and way behind on steps, but then it is hard to breath and feels like there is a knife in your right eye that happens. DH says a nice long walk will make me feel better and he is right, but the temp is in the 90's and the humidity is higher, I'm not walking anywhere. I might try the stationary bike. Maybe if I put on the video of walking over the glacier in Argentina while I pedal it will work.


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Good morning, another hot muggy one. I talked to Mom this morning, she said the temp in Mountain Home is only 78, but she thinks the humidity is 120 and walking isn't fun. Mom and I have always walked in the morning because it is so relaxing.

Mom is a minister. Daddy passed 3 years ago. Mom had him cremated and just set the ashes on the mantel. When she went to move them, the lid fell of and hut her on the arm, hard enough she had it x rayed to see if it was broken. It wasn't but her are is very swollen and black and blue. Mom says she was the joke at church Sunday, Daddy came back and got her.

Lola doesn't seem to care what kind of canned food she gets, as long as she gets it. I don't like leaving canned food out and she will only eat a little when I put it out so a can last her several days.

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I think Orzo wants all his food with sauce on it. He will eat most, if not all, of a can if it has the sauce. If it is pate he doesn't like it. But the chicken I need to mash up so he actually doesn't have the chunks go down too large. He has only thrown up once since I quit giving him the dry food. I updated on the FB group for raw feeding and they said what I am doing with him sounds good even though he is still getting cooked. I guess as long as it is not the dry he will be okay. I am going to have to move some things around so I can grind some meat for him.

Orzo took a lesson in "let sleeping dogs lie" yesterday. He loves to wash his doggy sister's face and got down to do it yesterday. Well, Cassie was sound asleep and I guess he scared her some. She had been having some dream that had her yipping, so maybe it was a nightmare and that is why she jumped so fast. Anyway, she hit him with her paw and then started after him. Don't think she was going to attack, but I did stop her just in case. They are fine now and he was washing her face again.

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Darlene, I have had some cats that prefer Pate cat food, some like only chunk food. Chrisy is Pate, Garfy is chunk. Sometimes it has to do with their teeth and the condition they are in. Other times it is just a preference..
MaryAlice, cats cannot smell cold food. It is a problem at the feral farm I was helping to support. So in the winter, we only put down a little solid food and mostly hard food.. They just cannot figure it out when they can't smell it. If I have left over food that I have refrigerated, I put it in the microwave for 7 - 8 seconds. Just long enough to take the chill off. emoticon

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Good morning, another hot and muggy day.

Lola has always gone running for her room, back bedroom that has a gate so she can get in but not big dogs, when she sees Duke but just watches Mutt with a look of do I run or not. Well today Mutt was lying on the floor and I watched as Lola walked around and around Mutt, getting closer with each round. You could see Mutts brain working, leaver her, let her come close on her own. Finally Lola was close enough she could stretch her paw out and just touch Mutts ear. That was to much for Mutt he turned his head to look at her. That sent her running. Poor Mutt has wanted to be Lola's friend since we got her and he just looked so hurt that she came so close and ran when he looked at her.

I don't tin Lola's smeller works. If I put her caned food in her bowl when she isn't around, she will sit a couple feet from her bowl and ask to be feed till I show her her food in in her bowl.

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They only require rabies every three years here. I don't know how that works for the licenses or whether it is the same for horses. I guess they have all the vaccines for small pets at the 3 year interval. In some counties it is different, though. Where Cassie came from it is every 2 years.

I'm still trying to get Orzo's eating figured out. I started giving him chicken fixed the way I was told about on the raw feeding site and he was doing great for a while. Then he decided he didn't like the chicken, so I gave him some kind of canned. Then some chicken again. Yesterday he threw up the chicken. I guess he had trouble chewing it small enough so today I took a fork and smashed it as much as I could. I am hoping that smashing it like that will work. I got some ground turkey today and hope he will like that. I don't really know if I can find anything else cheap enough.

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"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
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Good afternoon, It is one of those days. At 5:30 this morning I started sweeting as Mutt and I stepped off the front porch for our walk. The temp isn't that high. It is the humidity. With the heat, sun , we still have standing water and it is always humid this time of year.

I've been trying, but Lola won't listen when I tell her she is an inside cat. Maybe she was an outside cat for 8 years. She likes to be on the porch under the tin roof in this heat.

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Our animal control is part of the police dept. And with cutbacks they have problems too. But if a cat or a dog does bite a neighbor, you are up for some stiff penalties.

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I live in the county, we don't have to license. All dogs and cats do have to have their rabies shots, but most of the animals out here have never seen a vet. Animal control says they are short staffed and can't afford to come out here. Even when you report an aggressive dog, animal control will tell you to have one of the hunters take care of the problem. If you get nasty and insist they will send a police officer to see if they really need to come out or if it is something he can take care of. I know of 3 times the police can out and the officer pulled his revolver two of those times.

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In Howard Co. MD all animals must be licensed. Both of my little ones get their rabies shot yearly for the license. It only costs $6.00 license fee for seniors for the two. I told the vet that Chrisy is getting too old for all of these shots, so she dropped off one of the yearly vaccines (she still gets rabies shot).They are both indoor cats, but at any time they could scoot out and into the woods. Like when the flood happened, the firemen broke down all the other doors, but I happened to be home. I do have a 2 cats sticker on the door, but in an emergency, they probably don't look.

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I haven't hear anything about rabid animals, but my dogs get their rabies shots yearly. Mutt had his last month and Duke's is due in September.

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I sure hope the possum isn't rabid. We had skunks east of me where Fancy is that are rabid, so I got her a vaccine this year. I haven't heard anything about them since then. In the north they get the bats.

I got my lawn mowed today. It has been dry for about a week now and today is cooler than it has been, so it was ideal for mowing. My neighbor did the front lawn yesterday and said that he has to lock his dog in the house when he mows. Cassie just stays on the porch when I mow. If she leaves it she goes to the corner of the yard farthest from where I am mowing. So I am very proud of her. Now I am about to fall asleep again. That is bad.


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Duke was the other side of the fence and smart enough to stay back about 3 feet his side of the fence. I had Mut on a leash and no way was I letting him close. I didn't want a dog possum feight with me holding the leash. With or without rabies.

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MaryAlice, News has been bad lately about rabid raccoons in VA and MD. One seen about a mile from me. If he is not moving when the dog gets close, please be careful.

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Good morning another Hot Muggy morning, looks like thats what it will be for the next 6 months.

Mutt and I went for our morning walk. On the way I could hear a dog barking in the distance, but couldn't figure out which dog it was. Mutt normally walks very nicely beside me, but he was starting to pull and I think every other step I had to remind him to stay beside me. As we got close to the house I realized it was Duke, my lab, and what ever had set Duke off, Mutt thought he had to help. Thinking it was the little dog from down the street running the fence line I went into the neighbors yard to chase the little bugger away. Nope, those beady possum eye looked up at me. The animal stayed close to the fence, even with Duke caring on and didn't look very concerned that I had walked up with another big dog. Possums normally move on rather then confront you. Makes me wonder if she has young in our yard. Last year the dogs brought me 5 or 6 baby possums. No I don't walk Duke much, he doesn't like walks. He wants to play ball. While he is out the donkeys get too close to the fence. the wading birds come in the yard, sometimes a rabbit and then there is those possums. I walk Mutt in the morning and play ball in the evening.

Lola jumped up on my chair while I was in it yesterday. That is a first. She likes to be close to me, but has never gotten in my chair. Then last night she jumped in my chair again, she didn't get in my lap, but she did stand there with her front paws on my lap. I felt like she was afraid I would be upset if she to in my lap, so just moved my tablet so it would be easier for her to get in my lap and petted her. I was told to expect it to take a year or so for her to settle, maybe longer because of her age. It has been 9 months, so she is still in her first year. The first 6 months she did something new about once a week, then nothing I had thought she was settled and what I saw was what she was. But maybe not.


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I have sure noticed that. I had a guy out when mine first alarmed on me and he said it needed a new condenser that would be $700+ so to go buy a new freezer (mine was $849 new). I don't think it needed the condenser at all. The main gasket is over $100 just by itself. I wrote to Sears to see if I can find out how they have it sealed in there. I think I have that figured out. My hard part will be finding out how to get the door to seal shut.

I just don't understand all this waste when so much emphasis is being put on recycling. Around here you have to pay to have anything with electricity recycled. I can't afford that every time I turn around, either.

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Mom needed a new gasket on her fridge and called to find out about getting hers replaced. Seams the companies that make fridges don't want you to replace gaskets, they have made the fridges so that it is so hard to enlace the gasket that it cost almost as much to get the fridge fixed as it does to get a new one.

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I always wonder where people find some of those pictures with the sayings on them. I have also wondered how to get the sayings on your own pictures. Someone told me Photoshop, which I can't afford. I suppose some of the cheaper ones or free ones would work, I just don't know how to use them.

I got the freezer on Friday and plugged it in this morning. It seems to be running okay. Meanwhile I started looking at information on the one I had and the things it says for the alarm going off don't look like they are near as bad as what the guy had told me, so I am trying to find out how to get it working. Of course, now that I moved it the door doesn't want to close at all. Main problems they talked about were the seal around the door and the condenser being dirty. The guy when I had someone out for it said it needed a new condenser, but it still froze things. Just the alarm kept going off so I didn't know if it was still freezing or if it was just things were not thawed yet. If I can get it fixed, one of the guys who helped get the other one said they need a smaller one than what they have.

I got a few more things for my garden yesterday and asked questions at one place. She said I need to plant before sunup or after sunset for those squash plants. Of course, I missed that today and fell asleep while the soaker was on, so will have to do it tomorrow morning. I did get a red geranium planted with the white one I had picked up, so have my 4th of July planter set up, and I planted a new Columbine. Will go out and do some more weeding when it gets a little cooler.

Orzo decided he was tired of the chicken so I got a can of something else for him to eat. He liked it enough to finish the can. Now I need to see what else I have in there.

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Good morning another hot muggy morning hat will be followed by another hot muggy day. DD brought her oldest to me from the hospital. The father had disappeared when she was 3 months pregnant, and she had decided she should go to collage and become an RN so she could support them both. They lived with me till the boy was 3. Well the baby is 17 now and mom is in charge of ICU at the hospital. This morning the boy sent me a text Happy second Mothers day. Since he didn't have a father, I was the second parent. Happy Fathers day to all the fathers and Happy Second Mothers day to the woman that were the second parent.

I can't find those pretty pictures with the quotes. so you guys will have to put up with then the way I get them. Just so you know, the ones that say Alice thinks are from my favorite minister, Mom. Alice thinks is the daily thought she sends her congregation. I don't send the religious ones. Just the ones she sends because we shouldn't take life too serious.

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Good Morning It is a hot muggy day, but at least it isn't raining. Mutt and I went for a long walk early. Before the heat. So 7:30 have 71 mins of exercise and almost 8,000 steps now for breakfast.

The only cat I ever had I had to cook for was an older car that had lost all her teeth. No matter what the vet said to feed her she wanted oatmeal, wouldn't eat canned cat food, no meat, just oatmeal. She lived to be 18 just eating oatmeal 2 meals a day.


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I know about the repairs costing so much more than getting new. My Kenmore they told me would cost something like $750 to repair and it was only $100 more than that new, but is less than that now. They are made by Whirlpool. That is what I was going to go after, but the guy selling it quit answering me when I was getting things arranged to get it. Would have been just like what I have. There were a few Kenmores for sale, but only one Whirlpool and it is really small & higher priced so I can't afford. I wish I could just get the part for the one I have and put it in myself, but a lady at one of the used places said just the coolant costs more than a used freezer. I even took one of those small, handheld vacuums to get fixed one time. $75 to fix the $35 vacuum. It is just too much a throw away world now. They talk about recycle and save the planet by not wasting things, but everything is too much to fix and cheaper to buy, so that is how things are done. It isn't really right.

I have all the rest of the chicken thighs going now. Smells so good, maybe I will freeze part for Orzo and make some chicken and dumplings to keep for me. Sometimes I think Orzo doesn't deserve so much trouble (early morning or when I am still so sleepy in the middle of the day, like now). He got me up at around 6:00 this morning because he wanted his breakfast. I am not handling the day too well yet and it is 10:30. I wish he would let me sleep a little longer. The tea isn't helping too much. But later in the day, when Orzo comes over for cuddling in my lap and loving rubs and kisses, he makes up for it. He is just so loving.

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Darlene, I found that GE had too many recalls. I have been getting whirlpool for years. It works until it no longer works and gives you your money's worth. I don't bother having dish washers and stuff repaired. Costs more than new.

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We are not supposed to be getting the rain this week, but it is still going on around us. I was out today when the storms started. Looks like we got a little then. It was raining harder where I was.

I got a few plants planted, then went to a library where they had a garden club going to find out about it. I am a bit too old for it. It was for kids only. The next closest is the north end of town. Ran out of organic potting soil for my herbs and had to get more and ended up with 6 new plants -- oregano and an heirloom tomato that is yellow, a white geranium to go with the red (I think) that is in my July 4 pot, and three kinds of Hen and Chicks.

I have had Orzo on home-cooked chicken for a few days and he is doing much better. He still won't eat even the canned cat food, so it seems like raw or home cooked will be the way to go with him. I need to get the rest of the chicken boiled for him and find out what kind of vitamins I need to add to it. Hope he doesn't quit eating if I put those into his food.

I think I have found a freezer but, of course, I was told it is not a good brand. The other day I was at a used appliance store and the lady there told me that Frigidaire and GE were the good ones. Today I was told not to get either of those. I know Whirlpool is good, but haven't found any of those. Kenmore is made by Whirlpool, but the one I was going to get I never heard back from again, so the best I have been able to find is the Frigidaire.

My neighbor said he and his wife and daughter are going to a town up north on Saturday. I sure hope the shooter up there isn't around any more. There have been two people killed (those not driving), one injured (driving) and several windows shot out of vehicles.

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Good evening. It hasn't stopped raining for 3 days. At least we are some of the lucky ones. The way the storm was tracking a good bit of yesterday we just had a missy rain, nothing hard. Even last night we must not have had that much rain, there was no water in the ditch in front of the house she I walked the dog this morning. Today we had more rain, but the water is just starting to pool in the yard and the ditches aren't full yet. Dog walking is a big part of my exercise and that isn't happening.


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Good Morning My boss teed me and said because of the storm to not come in today and tomorrow.

I entered to win a children's book and if I don't get it might go buy it. I told DH he has to read it. There are monsters living in your brain and they eat worry. The more you worry the bigger they get.

I've never brushed a cats teeth, never saw, to smelt any need to, never trimmed a cats nails either. Lola is one strange cat. She is mostly black, has thick medium length hair, the temp is in the mid 90's well over 100 with the humidity, and she is on the porch, with a tin roof lying in the sun.

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This morning I gave Orzo some of the chicken I cooked up for him and some broth on top. At first I thought he was just going to take the broth, but he finally picked up a piece of the chicken and then ate every bit of it. I will have to find out what he will need to go with it. I am wondering if I can grind up that dry food some and add broth to it and get ho eat it. I don't really know how to get him to eat the dry well enough that he won't have stomach problems with it. There is a groomer near here that brushes the cat's teeth when they groom, but Orzo is short haired and doesn't want anyone touching his mouth, so I'm not sure how they would do that. I probably will take him to get his nails trimmed, though. He is getting to be too much for Anne and me to do.

We are having a nice day in maybe the low 80s. Feels hot to me, but probably perfect for many others. I am working to get the fence around the garden and then will plant. Need to leave a way in at one end. It is supposed to storm tomorrow, then be nice most of the week after. Not sure what to do to keep the storm from killing things.

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Darlene, I am sure you are right about Blue Buffalo changing ingredients because they thought they could get away with it. Purina caught them and publicized it. Chrisy and her tummy are happy they went back to normal. Think I might have to give them a piece of my mind about it. Oh my, I wonder if I have any extra pieces to give anyone. emoticon Don't you guys hate it when companies try to give you coupons to forget the problems with their products??? Who wants more of the defective product??

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"In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."
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Good morning, I've bee for my first dog walk today. The sun is shining now, but I can tell we had a good bit of rain last night and the weather man says that we are in for a day of popcorn showers, so I'm grabbing the sun when I can. Our first tropical storm is making noise. There is a good chance it won't hit us, but it will make for a wet week.

I had to stop doing the stationary bike for several months after my operation. Boy has it taken me a long time to build back up and I'm still not where I was. I like to listen to my body, yesterday it wanted to do short sprints. I was pedaling along like normal when my legs took off. For 40 sec my legs were a blear. Then I was back to pedaling normal. This happened 4 times in 10 mins. then I just pedaled for 5 mins and my body said done. I did this twice once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Today I don't want anything to do with the bike an will use the rowing machine.

I have only found one dry food Lola will eat. She isn't picky about canned food she just wants a spoonful twice a day. I normally get a verity of brands and flavorers when I get the food. Since Lola is 9, the vet says the caned food is easier for her to eat, but she needs the dry for her teeth.

Mutt has always liked to clean the cats faces. I would laugh because my last cat returned the favor. He doesn't understand Lola doesn't like it. Mutt doesn't push the point but he does watch her. Lola isn't Mutts best friend and won't be sleeping with him anytime soon, but she is getting friendly. Now the other dog she wants nothing to do with. Maybe because he is a 70 pound bundle of energy that is always jumping around.

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That's why I give my girls a variety of canned food - the darn companies are always changing formulas or discontinuing a flavor. Plus I feel I wouldn't want to eat the same food all the time so why should they? Sometimes it can be so annoying. I was having issues with Wellness canned cat food, the cans aren't as full as they used to be. There is always space in the can filled with some kind of gel. I did email them about it, even provided can number, etc. but they insisted cans were still the same amount. They offered to send me coupons and I told them I would be happier if the cans that I pay so much for had the amount of food in them that it says on the outside of can.

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Usually they change formulas when some other company buys out the original company, like I think happened with Canidae. My dogs were doing great on it and suddenly got the runs all the time again, even Venture. With Blue Buffalo, maybe they actually did have the true meat ingredients that they always claim and then decided they could get away with the byproducts, etc. and that is why she had problems again. Companies will always try to make something cheaper and will charge more if they can get away with it.

Orzo just asked for a little more of the one I got from the Pet Food Pantry, but didn't eat a whole lot. However, he had cleaned up all that kind that was in his dish from yesterday. Then he came out here and walked on my computer.

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Darlene, I have had Chrisy Miss almost 13 yrs (since she was about 9 mos old) and she has always gobbled food and upchucked. I had her on Blue Buffalo Sensitive Stomach and she calmed right down. They must have changed their recipe for a while, she would not eat it. She started upchucking again and I got another bag. Calmed her right down and she prefers it to soft food. I give both of my cats both dry and soft. Now Garfy prefers it too. I put down several kinds of dry for them to snack on. It is also good for her little treasures too. Guess it is back to being "the food". Why do they fool with ingredients in food so much. When you have a good thing, leave it alone.


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I got a call back from the vet and she said he might have IBD and have to be put on steroids (he throws up the dry a couple times a week) so I have joined a raw feeding for IBD group on FB. Last night I gave Orzo a tiny bit of ground turkey and he gobbled that down in a hurry. Then he tried to get into a new bag of food. This morning I gave , him a different canned food and that was eaten right away. So I guess he just keeps getting tired of one kind and wants something different. I will have to keep switching kinds. I don't know if that will take care of the upchucking or not.

Went out to get some groceries yesterday and a cat food lid and got caught in the beginning of the rain storm. It rained heavily from maybe 4 until close to 10 this morning and is still sprinkling some. They had the area on flood watch for several creeks. Cherry Creek I don't remember ever flooding and it was on flood watch. That one is close to me, but I am up on a hill above it. The South Platte, which flooded really bad in 1965, was on flood watch as was the creek that runs in back of the barn I used to board at was on flood watch. I think the Poudre was on warning. It is probably good that my plants are still in their planters, not in the garden. But in the containers they are in trouble, too. I hope it clears up soon.



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MaryAlice, of course Lola is the Goddess, as well she should be. They still remember Egypt where they were adored. emoticon

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