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We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
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Good morning. Another hot one. We are expecting a cold front. The temp will only get in the low 90's.

We have been out fixing Mutts holes. DH says it is my fault. I cleared the fence line so he could see the fence and how easy it was for him to push the hog fencing up. I still think the fence line needed cleared and letting the weeds, vines and sumac take over isn't the answer.

I'm so looking forward to another kitty. I was looking at some on line that are in our local shelter, but cats don't take good pictures. I'll go to the shelter to see what is there then go to the local pet store to see the ones that are fostered out and are now ready for a new home.

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"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
– Amelia Earhart

Good whatever it is. Looks like I totally didn't get on yesterday. I sure don't remember. I'm late today because I got some new info on my family tree and went to check on it and well when I get lost in my Genealogy I think the hands on the clock move 4X as fast. I did discover that my very British Mothers family came over on the Mayflower then part of her family went back to England and where Daddy always said He was Irish, well his family was in Ireland for a generation or 2, but he is British all the way back to King Henry the first.


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I was very young when we got our first cat. I can't remember my exact age, but I was still a toddler. The kitty we got, was originally named Blackie, because she was pitch black. She was quickly renamed tho, after she had kittens. She was furthermore known as Mama cat. LOL
Mama cat lived to be 21 years old, and had only one batch of kittens. We had her spayed after she weaned the kittens. We adopted out most of her kittens, but kept 2 of the kittens. A white boy kitty, that we named Whitey, and a black girl kitty that we named Missy. Whitey lived to be 14, and Missy lived to be 24 years old.
When Missy was 20, and her health was failing, we adopted Occie (1), As she continued to get weaker, we decided to adopt another kitty, to keep Occie company. (Occie lived to be 19 years old.) We adopted Rumball. Rumball lived to be 19 1/2 years old, and only passed away last winter.
Since Rumball's passing, we have rescued several kitties. We have 5 rescued kitties (Noble, Nipper, Occie 2, Sparkie, and Felix), as well as my adopted boy, Tipper.
I never feel alone, with my kitties by my side.
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7/27/14 9:55 A

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The foolishest book is a kind of leaky boat on a sea of wisdom; some of the wisdom will get in anyhow.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr) (Unitarian, author, editor, critic, physician)

Morning, nothing good about it except I'm in an upright position. I worked till 12:30 last night, or morning, It's 8A and I' m moving ver so to leave for work at 10:30 to be there at 11.

Please folk's know how much money is in your wallet, back account and credit card when you go shopping. My last hour I was on a register. My last customer had $150 in groceries, she kept pulling out cards, trying them, when they came back denied by bank, she would try the card a different way saying something was wrong with my card reader, After 4 cards didn't work, She had me void her whole order and went though it and pulled out what she really needed and I rang her up again. All this when I had about 7 people in line behind her. FYI if my card reader can't read your card it will say, "card reader error please try again" if my reader read the card but your bank denied the card it says "Denied by bank" and you can try as much as you want, but nothing is going to change it.


Mom says there was a cat waiting beside my cradle when I came home from the hospital. I've had between 1 and 26 cats since. The 26 cats was because I lived on a farm where there was no vet for small animals and every 2 years distemper would come though and kill 75% of the cat. I had 4 females and 2 males in a hope that I would have at least one when distemper came though. All the nearby farms lost their cats, I didn't loss a single cat. After that I give my kittens to other farmers. No one ever lost a cat they got from me to distemper. I guess we started a stain that didn't get distemper.

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7/27/14 4:35 A

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I got my first cat when I was four years old. My parents said I started bugging them for a cat as soon as I could talk. So two months after my birthday, my dad brought home a Turkish Angora kitten -- he had a friend whose cat had kittens the day after my birthday, and he got one for me. He was gray and white and gorgeous. And so smart! I had to feed him (with help, as I was a bit too generous on my own) and make sure he did his business outside. I named him King Cat, but called him Cat. We had gone on vacation and my dad had fun explaining to me why Cat had no hair under his tail and why he licked there a lot (he had been neutered while we were gone). Before we went on vacation, he had impregnated almost every female cat we knew. The next door neighbors took in a stray calico, and Cat fathered her kittens. We knew he did because there was a male that was the exact same markings as my cat.

Anyway, since then, I have rarely been without a cat. Since I've ventured out on my own, which is over 20 years now, I've rarely had under four cats. Right now we have five indoors and two strays outdoors. We "peaked" at ten cats, but even that didn't seem like a lot. One advantage was that I was a veterinary assistant, so vet bills weren't too bad. Now that I'm retired, it's still a shock when I have to fork over the credit card. Thank goodness I married a man that loves (most) animals as much as I do, so he hardly even blinks when I hand him the vet bill receipts.

MaryAlice, I do hope after your surgery you find a new feline friend. The never replace the ones we lost, but there's always room in our hearts to bring new ones into our lives. Even though our brood can be exhausting at times, I do know they are good for my health. No matter what, I will always have a cat. And more than likely, a dog as well.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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It's morning here in SoCalifornia. My two kitties, Timon & Ebony, are asleep on my bed as I keyboard. They follow me everywhere. I think it's because I feed them..haha. They know and try their best to give me "puppy dog" eyes for a feeding. Timon is going to be 14 on August 1st. Can't believe it! I remember bringing him home. He was such an appreciative kitten and a rescue. Ebony turns 13 in October. They are both considered "seniors" now like their owners! Have a great day everyone!

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"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up."
– Anne Lamott

Good morning, it's morning and I'm not in pain. I'm glad I'm getting the surgery. I started have problems and then they came on fast. Oh well one week and 2 days.

Last night I upset all my customers. Sorry but there was nothing I could do about it. Someone forgot that this is the last weekend of the month, the plants pay this Friday. I asked for a double loan, 3 customers later needed another double loan and was told they had to find upper management to fill the loan bags. Now I can't take checks. but then neither can my co worker. I needed 20's and 10's. Called for them and was told until upper management replenished my manager, she didn't have any money to give me. Leroy and I worked as long as we could borrowing money from each other, something we aren't suppose to do. Finally I was out of 50s, 20s, 10s and down to 3 5s I did have 1s and a few 100s. Leroy was out of 100's 50s and 1s. It was my break time, don't like to leave Leroy with a line, but told him I was closing my register and going to break. He used my register and his register at the same time. When I got back from break I had 4 loans and a manager was trying to figure out how much money Leroy owed what register. If the cash office has any sense they will put our registers together to balance them. If they say anything it was customer service.

We will start looking for a kitty in a couple of weeks. I feel strange not having a cat, my surgery is in a week. The Dr says I'll feel fine after a few days. We figure if we get a cat the week after my surgery, I'll have a couple weeks to bond and make the new addition feel at home.

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Our new addition, Felix, is adapting well, and starting to mix in well with our other kitties. I am so very happy. For a while, I was worried he would not get along with the other fur-kids.
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"We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies."
– Etty Hillesum

Good morning, played fetch with Duke. I had to leave Mutt in the house. He wouldn't let Duke bring me the ball. It is hot and muggy, my energy is gone, and I'm having trouble doing anything but walking the dogs and sitting in the recliner.

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"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."
– Louis L'Amour

Good morning, I'm doing a lot better today. I think it was the heat. The Dr says to drink G2 Gatorade. l don't like Gatorade So I mix it with water and it took me most of the day to drink the whole day. The Dr says G2 because G2 is lower in sugar and salt.

Mutt and I went for a long walk this morning. We have had a lot of rain, the ditches are full, the horse field is flooded, the wading birds were catching frogs and it felt like a soma.

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Just checking in. Added pic of one of my cats Garfy to profile. As you can see he is unusual.

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"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
– Carl Jung

Morning, I woke up with one heck of a headache. I wish it were a migraine cause then i would know what to do. This one isn't responding to anything. Right now I'm down to dehydration, I got my water yesterday, but I've tried everything else I can think of. Maybe with the temp 96 and heat index of 110 it was to much for me. I sweat so bad at work anyway.


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OK... I guess it depends on what is done as well.

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7/22/14 11:45 A

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I'm having a scope type surgery, not an open one

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OK... Just don't push it. After my surgery, I could barely walk to the bathroom, never-mind walk for exercise... It was a couple weeks before it stopped hurting enough for me to walk any distance past my front door. Just saying.

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IF GOD TEXTED THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

1. no1 b4 me. srsly.

2. dnt wrshp pix/idols

3. no omg's

4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)

5. prnts ok - ur m&d r cool

6. dnt kill ppl

7. sx only w/ m8

8. dnt steal

9. dnt lie


10. dnt ogle ur bf's m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.

This is from Mom. I don't know if she could even read it.

Good morning. Last night wasn't to bad, only one crazy. He thought I needed saved. He started preaching at me. I had a line and was trying to get things moving. I told him it wasn't the time or place to discuss religion. He said he could respect my job, but he was a missionary and it was his job to save me and kept preaching. Now I'm not saying missionaries are crazy. I'm saying trying to save me while I'm sending your money to a minister in Kenya is crazy.

Linda, I am sure he knows walking is my main exercise and I'm sure I won't be up to a 3 mile walk.


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Errr... I don't know about being up and exercising by the 2nd day... Maybe it depends on what you are having done, but I sure was not up exercising on the second day... after any of the surgeries that I had. emoticon

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Good luck on your visit to the shelter. I hope you can find a cat that will accept your dogs. The thought of a kitten exhausts me. The last cat that chose us was four months old and almost two years later, he's worse than a kitten. Our indoor dog was raised by kittens, so anything feline that comes in is okay.

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Here, in the loveliness of woods and shades,
Where the dark pine is sighing in the breeze,
Where the bright sunshine quivers through the glades,
And falls in mottled gold beneath the trees,
Here will I dedicate, with voiceless prayer,
A holy altar unto God and Thee —
And the dim wood, and the religious air,
My temple and my sacristy shall be.
Sarah Edgerton Mayo,

Good morning. Trying to find the energy to exercise. I'm not looking forward to the operation, but am looking forward to a month off. The Dr says I should be up and around the 2ed day and back to exercise like walking. I'll be able to do anything but weights and things like cross fit by the end of the week.

I'm thinking that one of the things I'll do is go to the shelter where I got Mutt and see what cats are available. DH doesn't want a kitten, but the cat will have to except 2 big dogs, so unless there is an adult cat that can except them, it will have to be a kitten that doesn't think doga are bad.

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"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
– Amelia Earhart

Good morning, This is one of those days. I got home at midnight last night and leave for work at 10:30 this morning.

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"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
– Helen Keller

Good morning, I went to the surgeon yesterday. He said the discomfort I was felling was a gull stone. No it didn't have to come out right away since I hadn't had an attack, but since diet wasn't working for me, I am relatively young, 61, and in good health, he would rather take it out now while it will be a simple operation. He said that even with the simple operation, because of my activity level at work, I need to plan on being out 3 to 4 weeks. Our store doesn't have a separate money center, if it did I would only be out a week. I told them at work last night.

They only have 2 closers and I'm one of them. Last night they were talking about people I could train. Most were disqualified because of integrity issues. On a Friday night the end of the month I can handle $20,000. If they think that would be too much temptation, your out. That would explain why I'm having problems transferring to another position.

I have been on a low fat diet most of my live. Mom never fried foods. Meat was never the main dish growing up, what Daddy grew in the garden was. I haven't been able to eat meat at all in 33 years. My fat is higher because I eat fruit and veggies that have fat.

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Mary Alice, I hope your doctor's visit was a positive one. I had my first gall bladder attack five months after my first daughter was born. She turned 19 last March, and I still have my gall bladder. Back then, I was the only bread winner (my then-husband stayed home), and I couldn't afford to miss work. I told my doctor that I wasn't against the surgery, but I wanted to know if there were any options. My doctor was Mexican Indian, and most of his patients were of the same. He said that diet change would make a huge difference, that it wouldn't get rid of the gall stones, but it would help to "calm" my gall bladder. He believed that the reason this happened is because I didn't lose any of my "baby weight", and my body wasn't used to the extra pounds and it retaliated. He also told me that he had patients that for religious reasons wouldn't have surgery, and they were willing to make drastic diet changes so they could stay "whole". For them that meant no more fried meats or refried beans or fry bread, which were all staples. My doctor said if they could do it, anyone who was determined could do it.

I had one more attack about a month later, but haven't had any since. And I did have an ultrasound a few years back that verified the gall stones are still there. Initially, I tried to make my diet as fat free as possible. I was so paranoid about having yet another attack that I became almost afraid to eat anything that even had a speck of fat in it. I lost almost 30 pounds in a month (I know, not healthy), and I relaxed a little and tracked my fat intake to be less than 10 grams per day. I'm a bit more relaxed now, but still try to keep healthy.

My maternal grandmother had her gall bladder removed when I was in high school, and I remember she had complications from it (she was VERY overweight). That was also part of my not wanting surgery because I didn't want to end up like her. And so far (knock on a lot of wood), I'm okay in that respect.

Today I stayed busy catching up on snail mail and cooking for the dogs and doing time sheets and work schedules and gardening and mailing packages and picking out granite and bowling and shopping for produce and more cooking and finally got to sit and watch a movie -- Star Trek (the newer one with Chris Pine). Now I'm finishing my food tracking and heading out to the dogs and finish cleaning the kitchen and FINALLY hitting the hay, almost just in time to start all over again....

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"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
– Wayne Gretsky

Good morning, Just stopping in for a quick Hi. I have an appointment with a surgeon at 11 this morning. I have one Dr that says my gall bladder doesn't need to come out and one that says it does. The one that says it does sounds knife happy and can't remember more then 5 min that I'm vegetarian for health reasons. DD is an ICU nurse at the hospital and I asked her if there where any surgeons she trusted to give me a straight answer that were willing to work with me. The one she recommended is 20 miles the other way from work and I have to be at work at 2. The surgeon is off to a good start. I expressed my concerns to the nurse when she called me back to tell me what I needed to bring. The Dr talked with my daughter last night at the hospital about my concerns.

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"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."
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Good morning. I spent yesterday afternoon trying to fix the fence Mutt keeps making holes on. I told DH I think the best thing to do would be to take the old fence down and put up a new one. We couldn't do it, The fence has been there so long most of it is living fence post every 6 inches and they aren't small trees either. The back year is 3/4 of an acre and this is the long side. it would be cheaper to dense the front yard. Mutt don't run that much and the 1/4 front yard would be big enough for him. The only thing is that means we would have one dog in the front yard and one in the back. Duke needs 3/4 of an acre.


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Today my dad will be leaving, to go back to his full care facility home. He had a good visit with us over the last couple days.

I will also be taking my little fur-kid Tipper, in to visit his Dr. friend. I am worried about my little boy. He is getting old (he will be 14 in September), and in the last 2 weeks I noticed an extreme decline in his activity level.
Not even 3 weeks ago, he was constantly bothering me to play with him, and he would jump at least half way up my bedroom door, to chase a laser dot. I could not play with him enough. Even when I played for half an hour, he would still not be tired out.
Lately, he just does not want to play. I can maybe get him to swat at the laser toy for a couple minutes, with him in a sitting or laying down position, but there is none of the running or jumping that he had been doing just 2 weeks ago. I am worried that he might be having trouble with his heart...
I talked to his vet friend about this, and he thought it might be a good idea to have him checked out... there are a few things it could be... So... this morning I will take him in... I pray that it is not anything serious... It is possible that he is getting arthritis, and that can easily be treated...
Please keep my Tipper in your prayers...
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Today (which is already yesterday - wow!) was spent being semi-lazy. I fed the dogs and did some snail mail and went bowling and to the store and cooked dinner and watched a couple of movies. One was a documentary on extreme mountain bikers (they are nuts) and the other was Men in Black III. I'm a Tommy Lee Jones fan. Tomorrow (which is now today) is the youngest daughter's laundry day (she's ten so still needs a little help). Hubby will go do a couple odd jobs at our rental properties before another day of bowling.

Happy Thursday, everyone!

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"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be."
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Good morning, Yesterday was a short day and wasn't all that bad, but my feet are killing me this morning. I don't want to get out of the recliner. I did walk the fence line. Mutt was at the front door again.

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There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.

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Good morning, There must be a high pressure system over us, I can't breath. Happens this time of the year. I need to do something, but my get up and go done got up and went. Somehow when you can't breath you don't want to do anything.

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Security is a superstition--it does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
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Good morning, Last night was interesting at work last night. Someone in their great wisdom didn't schedule anyone after 8. CS is open till 11. My manager told me to close CS at 7:30 and clean up. At 8:15 a customer complained to management that I was cleaning and not waiting on customers. Upper management came and said I had to wait on customers. My manger can in and told me he was glad I stayed to help clean, but I was to take one customer, turn out the light and leave. He didn't care there was a pile of trash in the middle of the floor where I had been sweeping, the garbage wasn't emptied or totes turned.They couldn't make me work over time and he didn't want me in the middle of their stupidity. At least he had so sense.

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I am getting very busy this week. With my birthday approaching, I need to clean up our home. My dad will be visiting us, from the assisted care place that he now resides at, and will be staying over for a couple days over the time of my birthday. I just pray that everything works out well during his visit. He had some difficulty getting around, the last time he was here.
I feel for him, and hope he has a good visit here... He really misses the kitties...

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MARYALICE411, I hope you get some rest. Nothing like burning out at a job. I truly loved my first job at a animal hospital, and I told my boss I needed to change my days off or go nuts and do something insane like quitting. I had to wait until I had a bit more seniority before making demands. I did stick it out for over nine years, but looking back, I don't know how I did it.

I went bowling and broke 200 -- the first time this summer and the first time since I bowled in high school. Then we had to go to my pup's agility class which is always rewarding. We got lucky and the rain stayed away, so we had class outside. It was the first class of the round, and it's always fun to see the new dogs and their inability to pay attention because of all the great smells (the instructor had her horses in there during the week, so the smells were great for the dogs). Lucy is very slow but steady, and I was happy to see she wasn't the "baddie) of the class. It was actually one of the other instructors that had her dog in the class that was the most distracted.

Off to cook dinner (spaghetti and meatballs for lack of imagination) and try to stay awake during our dinner movie. It better be action packed, or I'm snoozing.

Happy Saturday, everyone!

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"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
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Morning another turnaround. I got home at midnight and leave at 10:30 this morning. These turnarounds really pull my energy. I need to get this health thing taken care of. My energy has disappeared.

I woke up to Mutt whining, dressed fast and took him out. I couldn't just let him in the back yard because H said Mutt had made another hole. We got about a quarter of a mile down the road when i realized Mutt didn't need out that bad. There was a bird the sounded just like Mutts whine.

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"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
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Good morning. I spent the morning fixing up after Mutt. He has the runs. The vet says he is morning Freyja and to just make sure he doesn't get dehydrated in this heat. That means keeping him inside. He does ok during the day when I can watch him, but at night and when I go to work is a different story. Mutt won't bark when he needs to go out. He nudges me and walks to the door, but he won't go to DH, so I put him in his crate at night and close the door. He whines every 3 or four hours to go outside. If I hear him, great, but if I don't wake till his whine is loud the crate needs cleaned. DH lets him out every 3 hours and hopes he is right. That and he found another way to get out of the fence.

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Today is Lucy the Wonder Dog's birthday. She is called the Wonder Dog because she is a cancer survivor. In October 2012, she was diagnosed with lymphoma. Without treatment, she was given three months. That was not an option. We got a guesstimate as to how much chemotherapy would cost, and checked the finances to juggle the payments. We were lucky that we had a doctor that was young, but very knowledgeable in the latest and greatest treatments. It took all my spare energy to treat Lucy, taking her in every week for one thing or another. Not to mention taking care of a special needs stepson, an eight year old daughter that didn't understand the whole thing, a kid in college to worry about along with a daughter who had to have emergency back surgery in December 2012. I was spread pretty thin.

Lucy only got sick once, and we can't definitely say it was the chemo, because it was the same day that her sleeping buddy kitty, Elwood, passed away. She never lost weight; in fact, last time she was weighed, her doctor said we needed to cut back on her "dietary indiscretions" (we gave her whatever she wanted for the most part). In June of this year, her blood tests were still impressive. It has been twenty months since her diagnosis. She still will chase a tennis ball tiredlessly and has gone back to agility classes.

Lucy has survived a cat and two other dogs whom she misses (she was with one of the dogs when she passed, and she really seemed to grieve over her). Every morning when I hear her paddle down the hall to the bathroom with hubby when he gets up (five hours before my alarm goes off), I am happy. I know she's on borrowed time, but (knock on wood) I hope the borrowed time lasts for a long time.

Happy birthday, Lucy the Wonder Dog. You are much loved.

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Orzo is wanting something from me, but not sure what. I think he was upset that Cassie and I were outside. He has pretty well learned he is an indoor cat and usually doesn't try to sneak out. He did sit in the window and talk to us, though. He has been chewing on my shoes. I don't have a dog that chews on shoes, I have a cat that does. He has also been loving me when I get started typing something on the computer and I can't see what I am doing.

I headed out today to do grocery shopping and realized after I was on the way that I didn't have enough to pay for much. I ended up with some biscuit mix (very small package), milk and cheese. Anything else has to wait. I also took library books back and got a couple from the Hana's Hope books that proceeds go to Hana's Hope that supplies wigs to people who have medical issues but no money. The books are donated and sell for 2 for $5. The ones I wanted had already been taken, so I have them on hold at the library and got two others. Then Cassie and I were just out cutting back some junipers in the front yard. I hope I can cut them in such a way they will look good. I need to do as much as I can out there still. So I am tired now. Just trying to get my mails done.

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Good afternoon. I was so third last night I slept in a little this morning. then I had to get something to try and keep Hudeni in the yard. It is so hot out DH and I walked around a sporting goods store. I forgot to check my watch when i started and when I got home checked my tracker. We walked around the store for 45 min.

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I am so sorry to hear about Freya. emoticon to you. We are inbetween all the things we have to do and company so we are going to do housecleaning today. Tigger loves to help and she loves finding all the toys that got put under stuff.

Have a great day and hugs again to you Mary Alice.



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MARYALICE411 I am so sorry to hear about Freya. I know that soon I will be facing the same issue with my Tipper. He is getting old. He will be 14 years old in a couple months. I will be inconsolable when his time comes. I pray that he will live a long time still.
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Oh, MaryAlice, I am so sorry. Sounds like she loved you very much. I hope that you can get by with some normal customers today, too.

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Peaceful be heaven, peaceful the earth, peaceful the broad space between. Peaceful for us be the running waters, peaceful the plants and herbs! Peaceful to us be the signs of the future, peaceful what is done and undone, peaceful to us be what is and what will be. May all to us be gracious!

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Morning, todays quote is for me. I got home at 11:30 last night. DH told me he thought freyja was sick and i ant looking for her. No Freyja anywhere. At Midnight I decided to get ready for bed. As I got near the head of my bed I could hear something. A cross between labored breathing a trent. There between my night stand and bed, half under the bed was Freyja. Alive but unresponsive. She didn't even open her eyes when I petted her. I took my shower and went to bed, today is an early day, at least early for me. I didn't think I would sleep with the noise Freyja was making but I did. 4 hours later Ii suddenly woke. All was quite. i knew without looking Freyja had crossed the Rainbow bridge, but I checked on her in the hopes i was wrong. I slept fine with the noise, but not beside a dead kitty. This morning I have wondered aimlessly around. I thought I started at 11 and was already to leave at 10:30 only to remember I have to be there at noon. Hope we have normal people doing normal stuff, I have had 4 hours sleep, I'm not thinking straight and in no mood for the crazies we have had the past few days.

DH said no more cats. He said that after Sunbeam. A month later he was looking for another cat This time it took about an hour and he was talking about what kind of cat we need. This much I know he wants a big male cat, Freyja was a small female. No kittens and me to pick it out. Freyja was only 3 months old when we got her and he picked her out.


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I have had a pretty uneventful weekend until yesterday when I ended up helping my friend try to get rid of the mats and larvae on her sister's dog. She had taken her to the groomer and when the larvae showed up they told her to come get the dog, now. She had to leave in the middle of church. The dog was pretty good with me trying to get the mats off, but she got very upset with my friend. I did end up getting scissors to get them off.

Orzo has been on my lap for quite a bit today. I guess he knows I am not feeling well. Got the stomach flu, I guess.

We had a few people shooting off fireworks here, but not too many. Most of the people in the neighborhood have dogs now, so I guess they don't want to have problems with them. Can't see them anywhere, though, because the trees are too big. Use to watch them from the patio going off all over the city. I miss that.

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Hey, missed posting for a couple days as there were very busy here. Fourth of July was hot and miserable for the dogs, especially since they had to be locked up because of the lovely fireworks. I do think they are beautiful from a distance, but with five spooked cats and six upset dogs, I'm not liking them much right now.

It was also busy because it was our dating anniversary (we met fifteen years ago on the 4th) plus our son's last day home before leaving for his new job (200 miles away). Saturday was even worse heat wise and we still had fireworks. And today is a downpour and my dogs don't like rain, so they're still miserable. In fact, it's time to go check on them, but I'm waiting for the few stray fireworks I hear to quit.

Happy Monday, everyone!





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Good evening. I'm late it was another on of this times when i worked till 1P and was back at work at 11A.. somehow once I get up, get breakfast, exercise get a large snack because lunch will be at 3, and pacha a lunch it is time to get ready for work.

I don't go in till 4 tomorrow, but tomorrow is planed out. I came home to two dogs in the driveway.


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Can you o chair exercises? SP has some good ones and there are a lot on you tube. As for Tigger, my heart goes out to you. emoticon

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Sorry for not posting.

My dear Tigger is going to be 16 in a couple of weeks and he is starting to show is age. He used to sleep with me, now he doesn't. He used to sleep on my bed, nope. He now sleeps in front of the refrigerator. When he goes in the litter lox, he's in but not all the way in. We have papers outside of the box for his "mistakes." I know what all is going to be said, and I am getting prepared for the worse. Nobody can be prepared for the worse, but I didn't know how else to put it.

Max is doing well. He "senses" about Tigger but there are days, he'll "attack" (PLAY) with Tigger and Tigger will hiss and then growl. I keep telling Max that Tigger is not in the mood to play anymore. So I am taking over playing with Max by throwing his toys in the air and he catches them.

Hope all is having a safe and fun holiday weekend. I had broken my foot on Memorial Day and I have been stuck in the house. Can't do much with crutches...ARGH! emoticon

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Good morning, I thought, crazy me, we were going to have a quite day yesterday. between it being the 4th and spotty showers that were at the store. No we were busy.

One of the customs told me I needed to take care of my feet. He said he retired from retail years ago and his feet still hurt. He said that he user to buy his shoes a size too big, put cardboard in them and wear 3 pairs of socks. I think in this heat that would make my feet so sweaty that I would always have infections. Most people have said their feet stopped hurting 2 months after retiring.

Every one on the east coast, hope you are fine.

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Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't been here in ages. A lot going on off of Spark. Max is good. He's curled up in the closet on the floor on his towel that is doubled over so it's soft and comfy for him. He'll stay there until about 10 pm and then come out to eat. He loves the tunnel I got for him. It was fun watching him run through it for the first time after about 2 weeks of him stalking and rubbing his head on it.

Hope y'all had a good day. We saw a sad thing happen to a neighbor at the end of the street. Lightning hit their house and it exploded. I don't think they were home but we heard on the police scanner that it was reported an animal had been in the house but ran out.I hope the poor thing did get out. Not much is left of the house either.

Well, have a good night. I'm a licensed ham radio operator so I want to see if anything is going on on the air tonight. I worked Poland, Russia. Ukraine, Lithuania, Chec. Republic, Ireland and states in the Us the past 2 nights.

Bye for now.

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Yesterday and today for some reason my legs are sore. Didn't do anything to get them that way. But that will get better.

Reading about the cat howling reminds me of April. She used to sit and eat the dog food and growl the entire time. At least that was a quiet growl. We had some lady start walking up the driveway one day, either Jehovah's Witness or sales person, and I heard a deep, loud growl. Turned out to be April at the window growling at the lady. The lady just turned around and left. She must have thought I had some really mean dogs here, but Annie and Ben were friendly dogs.

We are to have a day in the 90s today and then when fireworks time comes along they have predicted thunderstorms. My grass is dry so I am going to be watering later whether it rains or not. Don't usually water when it rains. I hope that I can get all the sprinkler set-ups to work this time. One sprinkler keeps turning upside down when I turn the water on.

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Good morning, I thing this heat and humidity are draining me. Feel naked without my SPAT telling me things. SP says the company that does the magic that makes the tracker work is having problems. Hope they fix it soon.

I thought we were suppose to talk to cats. I know I talk the Freyja all the time. Until Freyja I always had big cats. The biggest was Twops at 40 pounds, but then she was an ocelot. Most of the rest were 20 pounds and little Freyja is 6 pounds. Except for Twops and Noisey, a Siamese, all my cats have been American shorthair

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Three of our cats are Maine Coons, one is Maine Coon/Siamese, and one is a tabby alley cat. There's a lot of talking in our house. Jake, the Maine Coon/Siamese, is getting up there in age (just turned 13) and howls like a dying rabbit. All the time! He has a to mouse that you can put catnip in, and he will howl and carry that to wherever I am. He also has catnip snakes and does the same thing, but only if he can't find his mouse.

The three Maine Coons, or the three T's as we call them (Tank, Trudy, and Tiger) are all different. Trudy is very quiet, almost like she's saying "Excuse me? I'm here" when she talks. Tank constantly purrs, almost sounding like a mourning dove when he does (with the little chirping). When he meows, he sounds like a raspy old man. And Tiger is more polite like his sister, barely chirping. But it's constant, and we can sit there and have conversations with all of them. Hubby loves the fact that you can ask them questions and they give you "answers".

As for Linus, he's a little trouble maker. We call him the "Gray Bullet" because he'll be nowhere to be seen, but you could go out in the garage and there he is. A couple times hubby went to walk the dog, and there he is, outside, but Hubby never saw him go out. It got to the point where we stopped trying to stop him from going into the garage, and we'll go back out later to see him on top of the van. One time I couldn't find him, and he had gotten on the top storage shelf somehow (about eight feet up -- I'm assuming from the van). I knew he was there because there were a lot of boxes of crackers on the garage floor. He had gotten behind a Costco box of snack bag Cheez-its. Little snot. He also goes and rearranges hubby's aluminum peanut cans. We hear that from inside the house.

Overall, they're all awesome cats. I warn people if they don't like cats to stay away from my house or be prepared to have conversations with the cats.

An early Happy Fourth to you all -- we'll be double celebrating as it's our dating anniversary as well -- fifteen years! Wow.

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Good morning, off again today. Still trying t stay off my feet, but will walk the dogs.

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I hate working hours like that. I used to work for an inventory service and we would work sometimes nights and then days. The days would start really early, like 5:00 or so and nights would run until after midnight. Hated that.

Today I finally got out and saw Fancy. We didn't really stay long because there were two steers wondering around out there and Fancy (a cutting bred QH) doesn't like cattle. My friend and I went to lunch on the way out there and I had some barbecue ribs. Well, I had one rib and brought the rest home. I ate the potatoes helping and part of the soup that was the start. It was a pretty good place to eat. I also brought home the cole slaw.

Orzo did a funny thing today. I had given Cassie some treats before I put her in her crate and planned to give Orzo a few, but he stopped following me when I went to the kitchen where I would be going out. I had to call him to come get his treats. So I called and he headed for the kitchen and said "what?" It was so funny to hear. I have gotten used to his Mama when I come home or when he wants something. He has always been so talkative since I got him.

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Good afternoon, no I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I had another 2-11 followed by a 11A to 8P. Then a good book happened. Well a box set of 10 books happened. I did thai time to go shopping this morning

I don't think Freyja can see the TV. Now when I'm going Norwegian Mythology studies on the computer and they talk about the Goddess Freyja that is another story.

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That is funny that TC watched the ad and growled at the cats on it. Orzo doesn't pay attention to anything on TV and rarely something on the computer. Cassie (dog) is another story. If there is a dog barking or she just notices a dog on the TV screen she will be watching. Now she has started watching some things anyway. I wonder if she will start watching football this fall. That is what my Dachshund used to like.

We have only 72 here now. At noon it was only 60. I was going to go see Fancy today, but it didn't end up a good day. Will try again tomorrow or so. I can't go very often because she is about 30 miles from here and I can't afford the gas. It makes me so sad. I am glad that Monte likes her and spoils her. Last year she was able to wonder all over his horse ranch and this year he puts her out in a small pasture area to graze. Then she goes back to her run and gets to be next door to her donkey friend, Jack, and his roommate, a miniature horse named Barbie.

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"Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible — not to have run away."
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Another hoy when, but then it is summer in Texas. I've played fetch with Duke and will take Mutt for a walk.

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last night I had the tv on and some ad came on for a thing that cats can scratch on; it's a wire looking thing they can walk through and well, anyhow, several cats were 'demonstrating' and meowing. TC, my calico had been napping next to me, raised her head, watched the Tv, stood up and walked to the end of the couch intently watching, then starting her growl at the tv cats; I told her 'it's only an ad, they aren't in the house!' she looked back at me, then at the tv cats, growled once more, then returned to sit by me and return to napping.

I just had to laugh. I have a video called Catnip Video..has birds, squirrels, on it and that used to drive my cats crazy as they'd jump at the tv, try to get behind the tv.. haven't had it out for a couple years, maybe should find it and see what they do now that they are older.



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April was also an escape artist, getting out every chance she could. We use to try to catch her when she did that and she would really take off away from home. Then I figured out that if I didn't try to catch her she would go in the back yard and stay there. After I had a complete panic one night because some cat screamed and we have those foxes I told her to get back in the house when she got out. She just turned around and came back in. Never had to worry about her after that because she just obeyed.

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“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

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Good morning. Jumping in to say hi then need to get ready for work. Another day when I worked till 11 last night and go in at 11 this morning. I did get a dog walk in this morning.

Freyja is an escape artist. She will look like she is asleep on the couch and when you open the door she is out. We don't want her out. We are between two houses that feed the feral cats. One most of them are huge, Freyja is 6 pounds. 2 who knows what they are carrying and 3 Freyja can't have corn but craves it, I know these people put out food with corn in it.

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I think cats are just escape artists! they sit quietly and figure things out. I watch Boris sitting and just know her..yes, boris is a she...that's another story.. and yes, we always knew she was a female..but anyhow, I know her brain is figuring out how to get out of the fenced in area, how to get over that high wall, etc. but she does nothing, until I turn for a minute or so, then I see her nonchalantly walking 'outside' the fence amidst the hostas, or getting into things she shouldn't. curiosity really should have been her name. TC, her sister, just sits and watches.

oh, we once had a maine coon, too, huge cat, so loveable, he lived to be 19. We tried to get another one but no shelter around 200 miles had one, but in our search we found a baby gray who had been adopted for only a couple weeks and then returned, and that is boris.



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I have never had a big cat, but April could easily get out of a harness. I haven't tried one on Orzo, but he did take his collar off all the time. I didn't want one that wouldn't come off if he got caught on something and all he had to do to get the one I got him off was put his paw on it and pull. I guess the one that Dumb Friends had on him was one of those that didn't break away. I don't let Orzo out because of the foxes and coyotes around here (and I am in the middle of the city). I keep getting told that I can take him out on a harness, but as fast as he got out of the collar I am afraid he'd get out of the harness pretty fast, too.

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KATOFORNOW, I had a black Maine Coon that was too big for cat harnesses (he was 24 lbs at his best, settled at 22 lbs), so we had to use a small dog collar. He was brought in to the vet hospital that I worked at and needed a new home (long story how he got there), so when I started working, I took him. He was declawed, and I was warned that he was an escape artist. So I was ready. I rented a room from a couple with a big fenced back yard, and I'd put Buster on the harness and attach him to the clothesline. I'd see him from the kitchen window and he's be grooming or watching Stubman, the Manx that was bigger than him (almost 27 lbs). I went to do laundry and looked outside to see an empty harness. Buster was up against the fence, talking to the neighbor's cow. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to catch him, but he walked right up to me. The next day I put him out again, but I sat for almost an hour to see how he got out of the harness. He walked backwards and pulled the leash taunt and backed out of the harness. Then he looked right at me and went back to talk to the cow. I just let him out after that and he never went anywhere.

And speaking of cats, we took all five of them to the vet. Three (Trudy, Tank, and Linus) got clean bills of health. Tiger has a yeast and bacterial infection in his left year ("leftovers" from ear mites as a kitten), but is easy to treat. The old man, Jake, just turned 13, had a senior panel and we are waiting the results. We suspect that he's hyperthyroid, so we'll see when we get the results on Monday. He had to stay at the vet so they could get some pee, and the staff didn't want him to go. I'm gonna try to get some more pictures posted.

Only a couple more minutes of quiet before the gang gets back (my day off from bowling, and I need it after hauling 60 lbs. of cat yesterday). Back to my home shows and getting ready to make duchess potatoes for dinner.

OH! We added up the weights of the five cats and six dogs and we came up with 682.92. Holy moly, that's a lot of food.

Happy Saturday!

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I never had any real problem meeting my goal till I started feeling tired all the time and just wanted to read, but wouldn't because I needed to go for a walk. I don't feel to guilty about it. I told myself that it is until I get me health issues straighten out. I need to get my strength back.

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so glad to read that someone changed their goals, too. I had to change mine and though I felt guilty about it at least I'm meeting the new goal vs not meeting the old goal, which also had me feeling guilty. So where is all this guilt coming from? I set the darn goals in the first place.

re..cats. Yesterday I went down the steps from the upper deck to the lower deck and imagine my surprise to meet Boris my gray cat coming up! How she got out I don't know; she acted like she knew she had been caught, just like a child, doing something she shouldn't have done. So I just said Boris! and she trotted up the stairs and stood by the fence and I let her in. She must have figured out how to get out of one of the 'supposedly' cat proof fences I have. I need to call her Houdini. She used to get out of her leash which the vet and the pet expo manager both said were impossible to get out of; that was when she was a kitten and I walked her for a week, until she popped out of every leash I tried.

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"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
– Albert Einstein

Good morning, I'm one of these people that when I set a daily goal for steps or exercise I'll do almost anything to reach it. I have been so tired and rundown that I decided I really needed to take it easy, so yesterday i went in and cut my step goal in half. I made my new goal and then some, but was nowhere near my old goal. I feel better today so hope this is what I needed. I think stress is a big part of it. It is looking more and more like I'm going to have an operation. The question is is it going to be 1 or 3 and how invasive. My general Dr says 1 min invasive. The surgeon says 3 invasive. DD says he is knife happy and is helping me find a DR that will take my instance that isn't knife happy. I'm not in pain, just get discomfort from time to time that is getting worse not better.

I've had horses. One thing I discovered is sometimes they want things that you have been told don't work, don't even try. I had a cart horse that hated the bridle. Dad suggested we try a hackamore. We were told over and over you can't control a cart horse with a hackamore. Well mine proved them wrong. She loved her hackamore. She was too small to pull a big cart or plow, but a small cart around the farm or give children a ride.

When DGS wanted a horse, I took him out every Sat for 8 hours to a horse rescue. He mucked stables, wash and brushed the horses, scrubbed water troughs, fixed fences and decided horses were to much work. I figured this was the best way for him to learn that horses are more then just something you ride.

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MaryAlice, those people are crazy who are trying to tell you how to control your dog and the person who was working her dog on heel, too. Sometimes you get so tired of people who are always telling you how to do things. I get it with just about everything, not just the animals. Even have been told how to take care of my horse by people who have never had one. And it isn't when you are asking for help, either. They just have to be the "know-it-alls."

That was really nice of you for encouraging that lady like you did.

Testycatladyp, it is so wonderful what you did for that kitty girl. I hope she and all her babies are able to find good furever homes and you will be happy knowing they have them, I know.

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I am so very relieved. Mom and I had been feeding a young stray girl tabby, that we suspected was pregnant. We told our friends with Second Chance Pet Network about her, and they told us to have her checked at the vet, and if she was indeed pregnant, they would find a foster for her to help her out till she had her babies, and then once they were weened, they would spay her and put them all into the adoption pool. for adopting out. The vet confirmed that she is pregnant, so now she is in the system for adoption,
I will miss seeing her at the feeding station, but this is for the best for her. Now she will have the opportunity to be adopted, and have a forever home.
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"Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle."
– James Russell Lowell

Good morning. It isn't raining yet, o I have a load of cloths in the washer. I know they won't dry because we are expecting rain later today, but what I really need is hung in the house anyway.

I'm tired and don't have any energy. The regulars at work noticed, but if anyone else did they didn't say anything.

Every once in awhile something happens at work that makes it all worth it. A customer I hadn't seen before came in CS last night. She was very upset, fighting tears and losing. I could tell from something she said that a he had done something. As she started to leave I told her tears didn't mean you're week, they meant you had been strong too long. She grabbed my hand and said thank you about a dozen times.

Some people don't understand about controlling dogs. Someone on another thread said she took a show dog to a pet store that allows dogs to make reinforce the training he would need at the show. As she walked though the store, she kept repeating "heal, good dog heal" Several people told her if her dog was that hard to control, she shouldn't bring him in public. Their dogs were at the ends of their leashes pulling their owner along. I've had Mutt on a leash and at a heal when we were walking in the road. A small dog has run out of the yard across the street and tried to bite Mutt, a staff can be used for more then walking. No I didn't hit the dog. I told the owner that there are lose dogs that would have bit back and he needed to be more careful with his dog. He told me to get my dangers dog under control.


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Luckily, the tenants are planning on moving. We got a little upset when we found out our son agreed with the officer that it was just an accident, so the dog is not seen as dangerous. We are definitely going back to no dogs, since this is the fourth time we've allowed a dog and each time it's been a disaster. I guess we're just spoiled with good dogs.

Speaking of such, time to check on them and try to get to bed a bit earlier -- tomorrow is vet day for the cats. All five cats in the van makes for a very long 15 minute car ride.

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Sorry, I didn't know they were just liars. Otherwise they could just have Animal Control check with the vet. I guess I would try to do something to get them gone since the baby is living there and using the same yard.

MaryAlice, your idea sounds good on the Good Citizen. Cassie wouldn't be able to pass that, I know, because she just loves everyone (except some larger dogs because the neighbor's dog has made her afraid of them now) and I don't know that I could get her to leave people alone. She wouldn't be biting, but giving as many kisses as she could. The dogs I had before I would not trust out with people or other animals. But I don't lie about that. I don't want someone suing me because I was not proactive at keeping my dogs and others safe.

It is hot today for here. Cassie and I went outside while I had breakfast and then I transplanted a couple of things and watered plants and moved some plants to the front yard. If it cools off I may go out and do some trimming out there again. Cassie will go out there with me. Orzo is mainly finding that the back bedroom is his spot when he is not in my lap. I guess that room is cooler than the front one.

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“Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.”

- Elvis Presley

Good morning, We are on our 2ed day of a slow steady rain. it is just what we need, the ground is so dry it hasn't filled in the cracks in the yard yet. I've walked both dogs. Duke loves water and enjoyed the rain. Mutt hates water but I guess he has been cooped up to long because he walked along in the rain just fine.

Just when I thought Duke was walking on a leash well enough that I could try walking them together, Mutt decides to slow down. Mutt is 7, the vet had told me he would start showing his age and to watch for him slowing down. Yes he still runs and plays with Duke, and yes he still wants long walks, but when we walk he wants a nice slow walk.

When I had rental property, dogs, all dogs not just certain breeds, had to pass a good citizen test and met all legal requirements. Some people complained about the good citizen test. They said that was a burden, but I thought it was the best way to know they could and would control their dog. Yes any dog will snap if provoked, but most people that will go to the effort of getting a dog trained and pass an obedience test know no to provoke a dog.


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FANCYQTR, unfortunately these people are lying sacks of beans. The children told their dad that they didn't know my son was in their yard when they were following him around prior to letting the dog out. They've said to my face they weren't bothering my dogs when they were throwing sticks over the fence, thinking the dogs would want to play with them. And they were setting off firecrackers, which is illegal, but told hubby that they weren't because the noise hurts their ears. I don't know how stupid these kids (and the parents) think we are. If they wanted to try and get away with stuff like that, they shouldn't live next door to their landlords.

The dog has been taken to the animal shelter and is being quarantined until July 4th. They will not have their lease renewed. We usually don't rent to families with dogs because we've had some bad luck, but we made an exception for these people, and low and behold, it was a bad decision. We knew off the bat that the Rabies vaccine was going to be invalid since they've never given us proof of vaccines. Up here, Rabies vaccines have to be done at four months and again at one year, then every three years after that. It's been three years since the dog had a Rabies shot. My son who is borderline neurotic about some things isn't sitting well with this whole bite thing. He was never around dogs as a kid and has always been a little nervous around them (he was 15 when we got our first dog). He doesn't interact with our huskies at all. So the dog couldn't have picked a better person to bite. Idiot owners.

And to top it off, when the dog gets back from quarantine, they're supposed to have it posted that a "dangerous dog" lives on the property. We can't have that. It's a duplex with a communal back yard, and the other tenant has young kids (infant to I think eight is the oldest). What if it was one of the little kids that got bit? My son is a good size 6'6", so the bite wasn't too bad. But if the toddler next door was out and this dog suffered a short in it's brain, it could do some serious damage to a little kid. In the past, this dog has charged hubby as well. They really gotta go.

I'm off my soap box. It just ticks me off that we "play" by the rules and with six dogs, it ain't cheap. What's so hard about getting a darn vaccine every three years? Go to a shot clinic where it's only ten bucks. The city dog license is five bucks for a lifetime if the dog is microchipped and neutered. That's a great deal.

Okay, now I'm done. And it's still raining.

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Don't the people know what vet gave their dog its last rabies vaccine? If it was sometime during the last 3 years it should still be good. Of course, there are some areas that don't believe that and still require them every year or every 2 years. I know that Cassie's was every 2 years where she came from. Here it is every 3 years. In Aurora (a suburb of Denver) they require yearly. But the vet should have the record on file when the last vaccine was. At least mine does, and they have them on file for the life of the dog.

We are still having storms, but they don't really have much moisture in them. They are having a special on the weather right now. Just east of the mountains they have had flood because of the snow melt and last fall's heavy rains and flooding. East of there it is so dry they are having problems being able to grow anything. We had thunder and a lot of wind today, but very little rain and we had very little snow over the winter. Of course, we had enough snow and cold in May that I couldn't plant my garden until June, so things there are behind again. I wish we could have a bit more moisture and less thunder and wind.

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Update on the dog stuff (multiple postings so fell free to skip it)

Code Compliance officer (nicknamed Weasel because he is one) came and talked to me as my son was still at urgent care when he came. He was “working on it” – I despise those words from this shrimp (he’s about 5’2” with his boots on – if anyone watches Seinfeld there is an episode where George has to wear his Timberlands all the time because he met a girl when he had them on and they made him taller). Bottom line the dog doesn’t have a current Rabies vaccine and is not licensed and will have to be quarantined. He said they could quarantine in the house to which I said “You are going to trust a ten-year-old to manage quarantining that dog for ten days? The parents won’t be there.” The other option is at the animal shelter at the owner’s expense which I know they can’t afford because their rent check bounced and they had to scramble to find money for the rent and the late fees. And it’s not the first time. Idiots, all of them.

He talked to the owners again along with my son last night, and we’re not sure what conclusion there is because when hubby asked son questions, he kept saying, “I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, stop asking me”. We never got a confirmed answer on the Rabies vaccine as to how old it was, though son thought they said it’s been three years. I’m sorry, but if I were my son and facing a chance of becoming rabid (slim to none that he will, but still) I’d be doing more than staying up all night downloading goodness-knows-what and sleeping the day away.

We’ll see what happens today.

Other than that, it’s raining and very cold (for me) and I’m post PMSing, so I’m probably not going to get much in the line of exercise done today. And those nacho cheese Pringles tortilla chips are looking really good right now. Could I call that lunch? Pity I’m out of dark chocolate or that would be a perfect combination.

Smile and wave, boys. Just smile and wave. Happy Wednesday!


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“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.”

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Good morning, It has stopped raining. Judging by the cracks on the yard we could use some more, just a nice slow rain without the thunder and lightning.

I have a DR's appointment this afternoon. I don't know how happy the Dr is going to be. He wanted me to see another Dr about having my gall balder removed. My general DR said she couldn't tell me not to, but she didn't think it was necessary. My daughter, ICU RN, said if I wanted to get it done, there where better Drs to do it then the one he recommended.

Mutt and Duke are masters at taking their rabies tags off, so I quit putting them on them. After reading your post I made sure that DH kew where the tags where. Since people in uniform upset him so bad I told him the vets name and she could verify anything that needed verified. Of corse a call to me would get them the info they needed, but I can't carry my phone at work and wouldn't know to call till my next break.


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Catnurse, I am sorry to hear of all your problems you were having today. Hope that things get better soon.

MaryAlice, can you use an invisible fence where Mutt is digging? My next door neighbors had to use one for their dog for a while because she kept going over the fence. They don't use it anymore, though it might be necessary if she and Cassie keep fence fighting. Or maybe I would have to borrow the collar just long enough to keep Cassie from going over to the fence. Though ACDs are pretty resistant to anything like that.

I got hold of the guy from church who might be able to replace my faucet. He was going to come today after work to see if it was something he can do, but had an emergency at home, so will be trying for Friday. I figured out that the pipe comes into the closet downstairs, which no one could get to, so spent quite a bit of time cleaning down there. I found clothes that I may take to the thrift store after I wash everything. It will be nice if James can do the faucet. If not there is one plumber who said probably $150-200 to replace it, which won't be too bad..

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Somehow the PMS week is really busy. And so far, no one has lost their head (not that I haven't thought about it.....)

Had to bowl on Sunday bloated and headache-y and did fairly well. Yesterday I drove to the big city to do the Costco shopping (90 miles round trip) with a headache and cramps. The only "reward" was going to Barnes and Noble (we don't have a book store in town). And today I went to get my eye exam (two years overdue) and to get a new prescription. I come home with dilated eyes to my son saying he was bit by the neighbor's dog who happens to be our tenant. So I had to deal with that. Nothing like talking to a cop with a big gun when your eyes are dilated and your PMSing. Lethal combination.

Hubby took son to urgent care (it's more an abrasion, but it's still a bite) since the tenant can't produce proof of rabies. Needless to say, the tenant is not getting their lease renewed. What's even better is there were no adults there, the kids knew my son was there doing yard work and they let the dog out and did not have it restrained as its supposed to be when outside. Son was walking away when the dog grabbed his calf. Luckily, he had on baggy jeans and the jeans ripped, or else I think it would have been a lot worse. And also needless to say, hubby is not happy.

It's been three hours since the incident and we're still waiting for the code compliance officer to make an appearance (the police officer that came said the CCO has to deal with the bite wound). Supposedly he started working at noon and he was on another bite call but we were next. I bet if I called again, we would still be "next".

Off to rant again on another site, so those that are other other threads as well, feel free to skip this as I'm doing a cut and paste to the threads as well as my e-mail. I'm too lazy for personal messages today. Thank goodness for cats, one Maine Coon which has his butt in the computer screen as I blindly type.

Happy Tuesday, everyone (said with all the joy I can muster right now)!

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"Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar."
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Good morning, I'm off today and my ankle is saying good, I ned to stay off it. I did get up early and walk the fence line while playing fetch with Duke this Morning. I came home last night and was greeted by two dogs at the end of my driveway. Found the hole and put a cement block in it. DH asked how we were going to keep Mutt from making holes along that fence. I told him the only thing I could thing of that was sure to work is to clear that fence, trench it and put the fence back starting a foot in the ground. He just laughed at me and said there had to be a better way.

Remember that brush pile I made a month ago, well DH hasn't burnt it yet and something is living in it. I know because Mutt is having a great time burrowing into it trying to get to something. I told DH if he ever decided to burn the pile he needed to make sure he know where Mutt was.

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Catnurse, that is great that you are getting things from your garden already. Mine are barely starting to grow, though the zucchini (?) are growing pretty fast. I had to get more spaghetti squash plants to plant, then the other day got some cucumber plants. Have beet seeds soaking so I can replant the beets (didn't know you have to soak them). Have no winter squash or pumpkin coming up and only a few corn. Tomato plants are pretty small yet, as are the chile peppers. They were transplants. I think I also have cauliflower, but something was eating them, so might not by now. I did put some stuff in there to repel the bunnies. I am not so good at gardening. My Dad always got a lot of veggies and Mom and Dad always had nice flowers. Mine either don't come up (seeds) or don't grow (plants). I do have better luck with geraniums than anything, it seems. I keep trying, though.

MaryAlice, I like the way your grandchildren were born on holidays. Guess that makes birthdays easier to remember, too.

I am trying to get a faucet outside replaced, but not having much luck finding a plumber for it. I got a tax rebate so think maybe I can get the work done, but I am not too sure there will be enough. A friend just messaged me that someone from church could do it, but I don't know if she understood what I was talking about. He does the sprinkler systems for a school district. This faucet has been leaking for some time, but I cannot get enough money at a time to get it fixed. My sprinkler system has also gone kaput this year, so I went and got some faucet splitters (not sure that is what they are called) and sprinklers so that I can water the lawn. Hoping I can get more of the lawn watered at one time than have to go out and move the sprinkler all the time and one place not get watered at all. I watered some this morning, but I only got one part in back and one part in front before the end time for watering. I guess they have us restricted to 3 days, but no one said I couldn't finish watering after the okay time tonight, so I will try doing that. Of course, we keep getting thunderstorms around that time or a little earlier, without rain or much rain, so it makes it harder to water.

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Good morning. Another hot one. Looks like it is going to be a long, hot dry summer.

I have long white hair. I'm use to people commenting on it. Yesterday a lady can in CS and told me how pretty my hair was and that I should be wearing it down, it was too pretty to be pulled back. I told her it was just too hot and I did wear it down from time to time. She told me people with hair a pretty has mine needed to except the heat. Our hair needed to be shown off. Sorry even in the air conditioning in Wal-Mart and 2 fans on, I get a sweaty mess. My hair is not only pulled back, it is off my neck. Besides that even in the winter most of us keep our long hair pulled back, it gets in the way. I know I haven't updated my picture in 2 years, so my picture shows me with short hair. I don't like to take pictures when it is hot because I bloat so bad in the heat, but I'll see if I can get one with my hair down.

Sunday, my youngest grandson turned 2. DD says he my is a solstice baby. I have 7 grandchildren. There birthdays are 1 his fathers birthday, 1 Christmas, 1 Halloween, 1 July 4th. and 1 couldn't decide if she wanted my birthday or DH's. Our birthdays are a week apart and she in in the middle between us. I guess the oldest didn't know we were going for Holidays, he has his own day.

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Been out of the loop (all loops actually) for a few days, and probably will be after today. Have to drive to the big city tomorrow, plus it's that time of the month again, so I have a habit of staying off the internet -- that way I don't say something hormonally that I'll regret later.

Finally had a really good rain which luckily was at night while the dogs were inside (huskies hate the rain). Now we need some nice sunny days so my plants are happy. We'll have radishes in a few days, and probably some baby spinach next week. I'm going to see what baby arugula tastes like. We also have peas and beans which won't be around until the end of the summer.

Yesterday was our longest day -- we maxed out at 19 hours and 33 minutes of daylight. Makes for a lot of cranky, sleepy people. And today is Linus' birthday. He turned 2 today. He spent the day sleeping.

Time to check the other ten messages (not to mention my e-mails that I've been ignoring -- I only had 36 to answer).

Happy almost Monday!

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Good morning. I really need to see if they can get me some help on Saturday night. Last night I got off 1/2 hour late and that was because night shift started on my work and I didn't do much cleaning. The week before I got off an hour late. I go in at 11 this morning and said no way i was staying that late this week.


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Good morning and Happy Solstice Yesterday I went out to eat with DD. Tony wanted me to go to the park and see him ride his bike. Last time I saw him with his bike he was afraid of it. Tony doesn't have much control over his bike when going down ramps, e are flat here nothing that comes close to a hill, so he needs someone right beside him. My tracker says Tony showed me how he could ride for 59 min.

We could use the rain. When I was walking around the back yard i saw some of the cacks in the ground are in inch wide and 4 or 5 inches deep. We don't have cracks like that in the front yard yet, but when I was walking with Tiny yesterday i noticed the gap between the sidewalk and the ground was oven an inch wide.


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Linda, we haven't been getting rain so much as storms -- thunder, hail, and in areas around here tornadoes. Today was hot and supposed to be dry, which it was mainly. We just had a short rain with the really big drops. Totally surprised me.

I finally got the Cannas planted and moved the pots out to the front on one side of the driveway. I need to finish cleaning out the rose bed and trim some evergreen bushes that have roses between them so the roses can be seen and get some sun. I do okay for a few minutes, then have to sit for a while to get my back straightened out. I am trying to figure something out for more in the front yard and am trying to get seeds to sprout out in back so I have some color there. I just got two more little packages of Hummingbird and Butterfly seeds since the ones I planted aren't coming up. Wish I could figure out why my seeds never want to come up. But I want the yard to look pretty again, not all weedy like it is with no flowers anywhere.

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Usually, I am out in the yard doing yard work at this time of year. It has been rainy tho, for the last few days, so I have been doing chores inside the house. Today I and my Mom cleaned our fridge out, while the fur-kids watched us.
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I did one of those pre-release book reviews one time. I never heard if the book got published. It was a mystery (if I remember - murder) and pretty good.

Yesterday I took Cassie for a walk and then we relaxed for a while out back and then I did some trimming out front until I fell off the sidewalk getting the loppers. I lasted for about 10 more minutes and had to come back in. Orzo was happy about that, though. I am late taking Cassie for a walk today. Guess I should get out there before it gets much hotter.

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Good morning, didn't do much yesterday, walked around the mall while DH played at apple, played fetch with Duke, took Mutt for a walk and read an ARC that was sent to me, An ARC is an advanced Reader copy of a book. The book is not available to the public yet. The Author is just getting some reviews out there. I don't think he really wanted mine.

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Glad to see you are getting some rest time after that hectic schedule you have been keeping. Bet Duke and Freya and all are happy to have you home for those two days, too.

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Good morning, I had mid sift last night so got to bed before I normally get home. Yesterday I just badly got 20,000 steps and 120 min exercise, and most of it was work. I'm doing better today, I haven't had breakfast yet and Duke has had a game of fetch. I'm off the next 2 days and I'm thinking that walking and taking it easy might be the best weight loss plan.


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Morning, I'm on my 7th day since my last day off and to day work is going to have to be my exercise. I only want to sit here and read. Except for my feet and ankle, nothing hurts, just 7 days of working and the last 2 30,000 step days, my body says enough. Maybe I'll get some chair exercises in, but not counting on it too hard.

I've thought about getting Duke a big tub he could get his hole body in for the summer. Then I think about how i would clean it and say no way.

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Oh, dear. These furbabies are messy aren't they. When I first got Orzo he wanted his water from the bathtub faucet and I was letting him have it that way, but I kept forgetting to turn it off and my water costs doubled. Can't have that. So I finally convinced him to drink out of the bowl. He has been drinking out of the bowl since last year in January, anyway. But as of a couple weeks ago he refuses to drink out of the bowl -- at least that bowl. He just tried to kick Cassie out of her crate so he could drink the water in the bowl in there. Last night she was laying by me and he walked into her crate and sat down and just stared at her like telling her "this is mine."

I did have a couple dogs that would get in the water dish and "dig" and splash the water all over the floor. When Patty was back at her grandpa's kennel she started doing that and he left the water the way she left it, so she learned if she did that she wouldn't have any water to drink. So she quit doing that. My first cattle dog tried to get in the bucket I had out at the barn for her. Needless to say, she didn't fit.

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Good morning, Worked till 11 last night and start at noon today. Why can't I get a steady shift. I only close twice this week and 4X the net two weeks. Oh well it wasn't busy lest night and I got out on time.

Freyja decided the reason I have a bunggy cord holding my styles to my tablet is to play with her while I'm on the tablet. Yesterday she seceded in braking it in three pieces. Now I have little pieces all over the living room. She is seeing how many of them she can have in the air at the same time. Good thing I ordered a dozen.

Duke gets water outside. He thinks you stand in the water bowl, put your face in the bowl to your eye balls and shake your head. Needless to say none of the bowls in the house aren't big enough to do this and it makes a mess.

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My sister had a cat that would only drink from running water. There was a bowl of water on the kitchen floor, but he'd just paw at it, lick his paw, and repeat.Most of the water went all over the place. Some animals have depth perception problems. One of my Maine Coon's will paw at the water until it's moving, then drink out of it. It's like he's trying to figure out how deep it is. I have another cat that prefers running water or toilet water. We have a large dog bowl and a smaller cat bowl of water on the floor. Lucy the house dog will only drink out of the cat water bowl. It's a pain to keep full. We tried to eliminate the cat water bowl, thinking it would force Lucy drink out of the big bowl. All it did was stopped her from drinking. She would, however, drink the water in the dog shed outside. I just don't get how animals think sometimes.

Off to finish cleaning the kitchen and check on the dogs before I get cleaned up for the dentist tomorrow. I can't wait!

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I gave up putting water out for Freyja. She will drink from my cup, Mutts bowl, the fish tank or where I'm rooting some cuttings, but not her cat bowl.

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Anybody know why a cat would refuse to drink water from his own bowl? He will go lick the bottom of the tub, drink any water he finds around in a sink, and even go in the dog's crate to drink from the water dish in there. Both bowls have the same kind of water, even to the additive that they are getting. He has been getting additive in his water since I got him because of the problem he had with his teeth before I got him. Oh, he also gets almost all the way into the toilet (have one of those low water ones) to drink from it.

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Oh, that makes sense. I know there are 3 departments are closed at night, at least. Hope you don't have too much to do so you can relax some today.

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Wal-mart is open 24/7, But some departments close. There are 2 closers. Depending on the week I close between 2 and 4 days a week. I always close Saturday and Monday and I always work mid shift, 11-8, on Sunday. The rest of the week is anyones guess. Heck how many hours I work a week and what days I have off is anyones guess.

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