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It's a rainy weekend here in "sunny" Florida!!! Suppose to continue tomorrow too. I had to do the recumbent bike this morning and I took Zoey out and it started to rain on us. She hates rain and wet grass. I haven't been able to get her to go out!!!! I told her she had best not mess in the house or she was in big trouble!!!!

Janet, looks like you will get some nicer weather, do hope you have safe travels!!!!

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More freezing rain today but not a lot and we are going to warm up to the mid 30s so I should be okay to drive to Dad's. Yesterday's trip down was awful because of fog which finally lifted in the afternoon so the drive home was much better.

I know it's not too bad out there because Charlie didn't slip at all when I let him out this morning. Everyone is taking a nice morning nap before a walk and breakfast. They send their love!!

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Zoey does love being wherever we are and especially outside!!! She's such a goofy dog!!!

Janet, that is sure a lot of cold, snow and ice. I don't think there's been any more at our cabin, at least no one has told me about it. Hope you all stay safe.

Jeanne, it's great that you are getting much needed rain. It was suppose to start here tonight but haven't heard it so far.

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I love that Zoey could spend the day outside with your husband. I never thought about wanting the cold to kill off bugs in FL. It is one thing we love in WI even if some of them just want to come inside then.

Sounds like a nice walk Jeanne. I'm so happy that CA is getting all that rain. I hope you get to fill the swimming pool this year.

We have never put potty pads down but might have to consider it for Charlie. Early yesterday morning, I chipped and shoveled the snow in the driveway enough for him to get out in the yard. He slipped a little as he stepped into the yard but did okay. Later in mid morning, I finished the driveway and did the sidewalk. It took me 2-1/2 hours and was hard work I am feeling today. We are expecting above freezing temps for the next five and it will even be sunny today and tomorrow so things should improve all over. The side roads are still bad and not everyone does their sidewalk.

No dog walk yesterday for the first time in ages. Just wasn't safe. I did take Molly out this morning. I am thankful she is a dog I can trust not to run off. I just throw her leash down if I'm scared of falling and she'll walk behind me. We penguin walked the road in front the house and up the sidewalk to the road with the apartments. That road was in very good shape and isn't particularly busy so we walked in the road. Nice to get out.



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Awww, poor Charlie. It's bad enough being that cold, but with ice added in. Do you put potty pads down for him? Hope it warmed up good enough for you in the afternoon.

We drove out to Elizabeth Lake today. It was sunny. A bit cool, but I was comfortable enough with my sweatshirt jacket. After walking up a steep hill, I was warm lol. There was more water in the lake then we thought there would be. Good news! Tomorrow it might rain, and throughout the week-end. emoticon

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Poor Charlie, that is terrible that he is having a hard time with all that snow and ice. You all need to stay safe and out of the elements as much as possible.

This is crazy weather, we've had very little cold and really need more to kill off all the bugs etc here in FL!!! Zoey was outside with my hubby most of today while he worksed in the yard. She loves being outside as long as someone is with her.

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It has been a night of freezing rain. Poor Charlie went out at one point through the garage and immediately fell. He then refused to go out and insisted on coming back around a car where there really wasn't a place for him to walk. I had to move bike to allow his space. DH said Charlie went out once last night through the front door. Charlie managed without a fall but he did slip a few times. DH said Charlie used the snow bank to support him. Poor guy!!

We are supposed to warm up by afternoon but I think I'm going to have to go out and salt to get things to clear. I do that as sparingly as I can because of the dogs but I think today is serious enough to warrant it.

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Later today we are expecting Storm Jupiter or at least our version of it. The weather people still can't say for sure if we will get freezing rain or snow and sleet. The latter is preferable but I have no where I need to go so whatever happens, I won't be out in it. Tomorrow we will warm up enough for rain so Molly and I will have to wait for our walk. But that's tomorrow. Today I am skipping my retired teacher meeting to work on cleaning and baking. Maybe some errands too. I haven't been home much lately and the work has been piling up.

I'm glad things are likely to work out well for Kathryn.

I'm also glad you've remembered so much of your Tai Chai, Sandi.

A little more coffee and Molly and I will be out the door!! Charlie will stay home and sleep a little longer. If it warms up enough before the precip comes in, I'll get him out for a bit of a walk. It's been awhile since he agreed to go.

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I agree, this winter has been odd. Temps are very up and down for you. At least out temps are not as drastic of a change. Not sure about water restrictions. Dennis and I were just talking about that. The High Sierra Mountains has a good snow pack, and that's where we get a majority of our water. My guess is the restriction won't be as bad, but encourage to watch how much water we use. I sure hope we can fill the pool this year. Kathryn's friend is a manager at a Pizza Place. He arranged for the interview. So more then likely she will get the job. Time will tell.

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Hi Janet and Jeanne.
It's another beautiful day here in the high 70's, suppose to be like that all week. Jeanne hope you get the rain you need.

Tai Chi is going well, I hadn't forgotten as much as I thought I did, still need to watch someone after the first 10-15 moves!!! I'm going 3-4 days a week depending on my schedule.

Hope you both have a great week!
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How is Tai Chai, Sandi?

I'm glad CA has been getting so much rain!! I saw a report of TV where they showed how much the drought has been reduced (not necessarily gone) and it was amazing. Might the water usage restrictions be reduced if this continues? I hope your daughter gets a job without too much trouble. Must be encouraging to already have an interview arranged.

We will have a war (for us) week. Today it will be in the 20s but the temps will slowly increase across the week to the 40s. Tomorrow we are expecting freezing rain but after that we'll just have rainy or sunny days. This has been one very odd winter.

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I wasn't getting my email again. I finally found the problem. I think lol. Seems "don't send me email" was checked off. I better keep my eye on my preferences. Has it warmed up any Janet? We finally had sunshine today. We have had a lot of rain. Calif. sure needs it, so I am glad. It should stay sunny until Thurs. Then possible storms again.

Portland is far. Kathryn has friends up there, and they are helping her get a job. She has a interview waiting for her when she gets there. How's that for speed lol. Poor girl, she hasn't been able to find work here. I'm happy for her, just wish it wasn't so far away.

Sandi, enjoy your Tai Chi. Hope you remember the moves. emoticon

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Wow, I bet your view is such beautiful!!! No snow here in Florida, we will get up in the high 70's today. I started going to Tai Chi again so have to work that in with my walking. My granddog in Colorado loves playing in the snow!!!! She is a golden retriever and she loves to put her nose in it and flip it in the air. She is so funny.

How is everyone else???

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We got 10 inches of new snow as of Tuesday. It is pretty and I've enjoyed being home since traveling was difficult with all that snow. I spent some time yesterday blowing out a path that goes around the house -- in addition to the circle routes I'd already provided the dogs on the north and east sides. Charlie appreciates them and Molly uses them too but she's just as willing to plow through the snow on her own.

What's up with everyone else?

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You are right, Zoey doesn't have much fur to keep her warm!!!! She gets a cold belly when she eats her frozen green beans!!!! She will definitely go out and do her business then back in where it is warm!!! We aren't use to a lot of cold except when we are at our mountain place. It's snowing up there tonight. My friend is suppose to send me a picture. It is pretty when it snows though. I know, Janet, you probably get tired of it!

Jeanne, sure hope your daughter likes it in Portland! I know you are going to miss her.

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Jeanne, Portland is far. Did she find a job there? Good luck to her!!

Sandi, Stay warm. We are used to cold but you and Jeanne, not so much.

Another cold morning. Even a little worse today. Last winter was warm for us but not so for this year. Cold and cold and then when it warms up, it snows. But...the days are getting longer.

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Janet, you could build a Igloo. Stay safe. Do you have shoes with cleats on the bottom? Might come in handy.
Janet. Zoey is the opposite of Munchie. Munchie has nice fur to keep him warm. He doesn't seem to mind light rain. Crazy dog lol.

How how the new year started off for everyone. Our winter is totally different from last year. Sounds like a lot of folks are colder this year. Outside of that we are doing good. Our Daughter is getting ready to move to Oregon. Way up by Portland. She leaves in 2 weeks.

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Wow, Janet, you are really having some cold weather! It will be cold here starting tomorrow night and the weekend, for Florida that is!!! Zoey doesn't really like going out in the cold, I put her sweater on but that doesn't help her little feet. I can't imagine that she would keep booties on!!!!

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We are very cold again. Temperature is -15 and wind chill makes it feel like -30. It'll be a short walk this morning for Molly and me. Charlie will wisely choose to stay home. Our cat huddles up to the space heater or heat registers and doesn't seem to want to escape to the outdoors. Guess he's wise too.

Our tree is still up and I have the lights up outside but most of the other decorations have been put away. I brought the lighted tree we put on the deck in when it was still warm and I'll bring the other lights in when it warms up a bit more.

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Hi everyone!!!! Just got back from my walk, didn't get to go yesterday as it rained all day and I was busy taking down decorations. They are done but now to get everything cleaned up!!!!

We have dinner at church tonight and that is about all for my day!!!!

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Poor Zoey!! And you. I'm glad you could get a nap in to make up for that lost sleep.

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Thanks, Janet, I'm thankful he is okay, he's in Virginia visiting his girlfriend and getting to know her family and then he starts a new job in Orlando.
Sorry to hear you fell on the ice, that is so dangerous and tricky. I know you will be sore!

Today we had one church service then went to lunch with friends. Zoey and I got a nap in! Last night several of our neighbors were doing very loud firecrackers and she really didn't like that!!

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Sandi, I am so glad your grandson's accident wasn't more serious!! I'm glad, too, that you had a good Christmas.

I fell hard on the ice this morning when I was walking Molly. I knew a patch was coming up. It just came up faster than I thought. I will be okay but I am stiff and sore now. I fell mostly on my back and butt but more to the right side. I was happy not to hit my head or fall on my shoulder. I fell on my shoulder a couple of years ago and had a partial tear in the rotator cuff. That was okay eventually but it has never been 100%.

We are not planning any celebration for tonight's New Year's Eve. Because I am so busy, it will be nice just to stay home and relax. I probably will be asleep by 9:00 but that's okay. The pets will appreciate having everyone home and they don't ever mind a good snooze.

Happy New Year!!





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Earnie, I too, think you had the perfect Christmas!!!!

We were with our son and family and had a wonderful time. My Grandson had a car accident Christmas Eve that upset our evening but thankfully he got by with 4 stitches in his head and a beat up right side/front of his dad's car. We had just gotten home from Church and he had one more gift he wanted to go get for his sister. Just one of those unfortunate things that happens in life.

Janet and Jeanne, hope you are well too and had a nice Christmas.

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janet, it was gentle. Just what I wanted and needed. And yet, I got to see friends, go to a couple of cocktail parties, take part in my Church's festivities, and Christmas noon meal with other friends. I loved it. Just enough socializing and just enough alone time. I need to keep a balance in my schedule for the coming year as well. I have several projects that I never seem to get to.

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Earnie, I think your Christmas sounds gentle. I enjoyed a quiet morning this morning but then went to Dad's where there were plenty of people. So much chaos.

We had freezing rain to Dad's. Roads were good because they'd been salted. Pouring rain on the way home. Tomorrow I am staying home and in the evening, the neighbors are coming over for a gift exchange. Then life will get back to normal.

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Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas. May God have mercy on you. May he comfort and keep you safe.

I have enjoyed spending the Christmas holidays in my own home this year. Yes, I am alone, but I have spent precious time, laughter, food, and drink with friends and family during the season. Christmas day dinner will be with friends, but Christmas Eve and Christmas morning will be spent home with the dog enjoying the decorations, the Christmas Eve mass service from Rome on TV and reviewing the past, looking forward to a new year and being thankful for all my blessings.


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Janet, do stay safe with your travels especially when you might get in some snow.

We are praying for a safe trip to Orlando tomorrow, we don't usually go on Christmas Eve day but that's just the way it worked out for our son and family.

Merry Christmas to all in case I don't get back on here until next week. We will be home Tuesday.

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Hooray for getting those Christmas preparations done!! I finished cards yesterday and at least half have been mailed. Some are still waiting for DH to sign.

We are expecting a little bit of snow later today. I'm going to Dad's to finish cleaning and take him to see his wife at the nursing home. My stepsister will come and then take him home. We won't leave him there by himself. I'd like to get home before the snow starts but I think I'll be driving in it on the way home. I'm going to take DH's car because it has 4 wheel drive.





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Mauitn, your pups are lucky to get such nice long walks!!!!

Janet, yes we still send cards, we have gotten quite a few this year which sometimes surprises me.

We don't know Zoey's exact birthday so I too, use her adoption day. We go the same route every day whether here or the cabin and she still has to stop, smell and pee everywhere!
Yes, I think boy dogs are worse but I've had females for so many years I can't remember.

Yeah, I'm finished with gift buying and only have 4 more to wrap!

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Charlie and Zoey are the same age. Charlie just turned 10 yesterday. We don't know his real birthday so we celebrate the day of the adoption.

My dog walks are currently weather dependent. I always walk Molly and we have been known to go for long ones (5 miles) but most often we walk 3 miles and it takes about an hour (though the weather has sometimes meant 10 minute walks). Molly isn't quite as bad as Charlie about stopping and starting. I find the dogs have to smell more if it is a new place or we haven't been on a certain route for awhile. Since Charlie doesn't go every day, he has to check our route more carefully. Plus he is a male and that makes a big difference. He has to pee everywhere plus, if Molly pees he has to pee on top of it. He watches her like a hawk and stumbles at times because of that. I tell him he needs to worry about Charlie and not everyone else. Hasn't helped though. LOL

My shopping is done -- well almost I guess. I have to go get a poinsettia for my MIL this morning. We're stopping to see her today. I must do cards today too. Does anyone else do them?

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I walk Lucy on two longer walks (morning & evening) of about 1.25 to 1.50 miles and shorter trips out during the day.



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Thanks, Janet. Zoey is doing really well for a 10 year old!!!!! She is still as spry as ever. I don't take her on my long walks but on several short ones each day. I get a better workout if I don't stop and start so much!! Also there are occasionally dogs that get out of their fences in our neighborhood and I don't want to worry about that!!!

We are going out of town with friends shopping and having lunch!!

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It's good to see you here. How's Zoey?

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Sorry I've been MIA from the chat thread! I do post on the team wall when I get a good spin for the team!!
Things have been busy with baking, decorating, shopping but then "tis the season"!!!!

Glad to hear the pups are doing well, I'll try to check in more often!

I think I lost this thread as I had to go to the team page to find the "chat" thread!

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Oh Charlie lol. That made me laugh. Hides in bed lol. "Dad will save me" Henley's ear is looking better, and he isn't rubbing it that much. He goes for his check-up tomorrow. I hope they will be happy with his ear.

That's a lot of work shoveling the paths, but like you said, it makes it easier. I think our dogs would notice Squirrels. Sylvie would for sure! She watches the Ravens that fly around, and land on our garage roof. It is detached, and sits behind our house.

You are so cold there. And I say 28 degrees is cold lol. I guess it depends on what one is used to. We have a chance of rain Christmas Eve., but won't be cold enough to snow. Do you have to travel for Christmas?

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Yesterday I cleaned up the bird feeders and shoveled a path from the house to the suet cakes. That's a two way path. Makes it easier for me to fill the suet cake feeders and easier for the squirrels to get to the peanuts I leave for them up by the deck door. I have had dogs who loved watching the squirrels but these two don't seem to care. The cat loves it though.

Charlie tolerates his eye drops but he really detests having anything done to his ears. Yesterday he ran away from me and climbed into bed with my husband. Stinker!!

The last time I posted here it was below zero temps and with wind chill it was -34. Today we are expecting a temp of 33. May even have rain on Christmas Day.

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Henley is the same..Allergies. Our poor dogs. I just told Dennis the same thing. We better start cleaning his ears every other day.

I'm glad you could go to the funeral too. When you mentioned the weather I was wondering if you could drive. So many bad accidents out that way. We have had freezing temps in the am, but no moisture to go with it. The Bird Baths are frozen though. My hand was so cold this morning cleaning out the ice in the front yard. I had Dennis clean the 2 Bird Baths in the backyard lol.

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My friend who passed away had been declining. He was an elderly friend -- 85. He was such a nice person and will be sorely missed. I'm glad we could go to the funeral. I had worried that the weather would keep us from going.

Poor Henley. I know how bad Charlie's ears have gotten at times and it must be painful. Charlie's ear problems are related to his allergies. I can usually tell when he's cooking up an ear infection because the smell of yeast is overpowering. Charlie's ears looked a little redder today for some reason. Today was a clean the ears day (every other day right now) so I will have to wait a little while to put the medicine in.

Too cold to walk the dogs this morning (with wind chill, it's -34) so I will have to think of some other way to get my exercise this morning. Maybe a little hide and seek for the dogs, if they're willing. They always win.

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His left ear is a bit better. Still swollen, and puffy. I think the puffiness has gone down a bit. Pray it does. Alice ears have been itchy too, but we have extra ointment for her. Plus another bottle of ear cleaner. So we will treat her ourselves. She is half Cocker, so she has those type of ears too. Luckily her ears don't get bothered as often as Henley.

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I'm glad Henley didn't get steroids either!! How's his ears? Charlie's look great.

I'm wrapping to see what else I need for Christmas presents. I'm also cleaning and maybe doing cards and cookies. We are in the midst of a snow storm that started yesterday. I want to be sure the shoveling is done today because tomorrow is supposed to have wind chills -25 to -35. I don't want to be out in that. But, today I also have a funeral to go to. A man we've known longer than we've been married, we were also neighbors for awhile and they were card playing friends. He will be missed!! He was such a good person!!

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Thankfully our shopping is done. The main roads around the mall are nuts lol. We had a huge storm pass through yesterday, and lasted until 9am. Very windy as well. We sure needed the rain though. The sun is out now, so I think the storm is finished.

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Morning all. It was very cold here yesterday. Lucy loved it, me not so much. I drove a couple of friends to a larger town for some shopping yesterday and we had a great time. But so much traffic on the roads.

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I heard it was cold. Burrr..Stay safe!
They didn't give Henley steroids this time. I was glad. He will be 10 next month, and had steroids a few years ago due to his allergies. So I was real happy they didn't give him pills on
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I hope Henley heals totally -- without surgery. I think Charlie's ear infection isn't too bad. Guess I got there early. I wanted to avoid steroids as they are so hard on his body.

Frigid weather here today. I think I'll wait till later to walk Molly. I discourage Charlie from going out for a walk in these temps. It doesn't take much to get him to go back to the couch.

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It must be in the air. Henley also has ear infections. Usually the right ear is fine, so I too was surprised that is was both ears. He also developed a Hematoma in the left ear. We're praying it will go away on its own with the ear ointment. (it is huge) If he ends up having surgery it will cost us close to $1,000. He weighs 100 pds.

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Back at the vet again yesterday because now Charlie has an ear infection. Mostly yeast with a bit of bacteria. I was surprised at the bacteria because he's been on antibiotics for his feet for nearly two weeks. At least the infection isn't too bad so it should heal easily. The vet extended the antibiotics for two more weeks to help his feet heal completely and he has a steroid ointment for his ears. We've been spending like crazy at the vet's this month.

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Burrr. Stay warm Janet. Glad Molly is doing better. Hugs for Charlie.

I have my fingers crossed for Lucy!

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This morning is the last meeting (for this session) for the dog obedience class. So I have to take Lucy. I hope she behaves and remembers all she as learned. I havenít been working with her during the week like I should have.

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It is hard to watch our pets age. Charlie seems to be sleeping more soundly and needs to go out a bit more. The carpet pieces have helped him a lot so I'm happy for that. Still happy to eat anything!!

Molly's cyst got about as big as a tennis ball. It is healing so well!! All the swelling is gone now and the hole has closed. She's about halfway through her antibiotics now.

We are expecting snow tonight and tomorrow -- 3-4 inches for us I think. Then we are going to drop to temps in the single digits. Seems like we had such a warm Fall and then one day it just got frigidly cold and the cold is staying. Brrr!!

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Poor Charlie. It's hard watching them as they age. Glad Molly is good with the flooring and outside (this time of year). Maybe I just don't remember Molly's cyst. How big did it get? That sounds painful. Glad is it healing good. Alice has 2 more bumps that popped up. One of them feels hard, so i am worried about that one since 2 years ago he can a tumor that was low grade cancer.

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It seems to be true that when a dog is wet, the first place they go is your bed. It really has to be pouring before mine won't go out but Charlie isn't fond of precipitation of any kind. Molly loves everything.

Molly's cyst that burst is healing slowly. Charlie is having trouble negotiating the linoleum in the house. I am worried about him. I put carpet pieces on the linoleum so I hope that helps him enough. Not having trouble outside yet.



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Henley doesn't like the rain, or wind. If it's raining, and he really has to do his duties, we let him out in the front where he can stay under the eaves. Hope you are getting everything organized.
It has really cooled down here. My feet have been cold all day.

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Sorry I havenít posted. After Thanksgiving I had all the clean up and put away and decided to take the last days of the month to review where I want to be at the end of the year and new goals and plans for the new year. Iím still working on that, but have had a more productive few days. I am trying to pick up and finish some projects such as paper work and filing before the end of the year.

I have a redbone coonhound that hates rain. She steps off the front porch and turns around and pulls me back up and into the house. This morning, it had stopped raining and was just dripping so I took her out. Before we could get half way on our walk, it began to rain again and was soaking wet. When we got back to the house I tried to dry her off a bit with the hair dryer but she wasnít totally dry. She jumped up in my bed and didnít move until two hours later. . Iím assuming my bed now smells like a wet hound. So I will have to change the sheets and throw the blanket into the washer. LOL

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I did years ago. Never again. People are too crazy for me lol. Happy Birthday!
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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! Molly and I did the Turkey Trot in the morning. She did great, the weather was awesome and I got a small pumpkin pie which I considered my "birthday cake."

Does anyone shop Black Friday?

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Thank you Earnie. You too have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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Wishing all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving (or just a Thursday). May God bless and keep you.

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Love the picture. Molly likes that half of the bed too.

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Lucy taking her half across the top of the bed.


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We do need rain. Clouds are moving in, and it is cool. Stay warm!

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That would be good for you, right?! It is 23 degrees out there this morning with a stiff north wind and I am dragging my heels about getting out there for my morning walk. I wonder if both dogs will come today. Charlie hasn't been much in the mood since the weather turned. Well, maybe it was before then too but his feet aren't looking the best right now so it is for the best.

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We might get rain tomorrow. emoticon

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We have cooled down as well. Yesterday was 66 and today is 29. Brrrrr!!

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We sure have cooled down here. We will use the fire place tonight. Dropped 20 degrees.
Hope ya'll have a good Friday!

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So cute. I had to share it also. Thanks, I needed a smile to start the morning off.

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LOL Jeannie!! Thanks for sharing. Now I know what to get the beasts for Christmas.

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The books looks like a good read. Glad everyone is doing well. We are good here too. I wanted to share this quick video. It is so cute!
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What a cool book!! I'm so glad to hear Lucy is adjusting so well and that your ankle is healed!! emoticon

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Lucy is doing wonderfully well. I see her becoming more secure and happy every day. She is learning to love her obedience class and while she is not a perfect student, she is making great strides. She has a new purple Softtouch SENSE-ation Harness and loves it. She even knows that she should act better when she has it on and does. And now that my broken ankle is healed, we are taking longer walks so more new places to explore.

And the girl who walks Lucy when I need to be away brought her this little book.
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How is everyone? I'm sure you are safely back home Sandi. Thanks for the book share, Jeanie. How's Lucy coming along Mauitn/

We are well here. Right now, DH, Charlie and Tony the cat (all the boys) are sleeping in bed and Molly is waiting for me to get ready so we can walk. Everyone is as healthy as can be so hooray for that. DH is currently doing Aquatic Therapy for his mobility problems. It is amazing to see how much better he can do in the water compared to on land. That hasn't helped the pain level but if it helps the mobility, that's one problem less.

We were gathered as a family about two to three weeks ago expecting my stepmother to pass but she came around after six days of no eating or drinking. Apparently she was overmedicated and after changes in her meds were made, she is better now than she has been since about August. Still has dementia, of course, but she interacts and is feeding herself sometimes. She's also trying to move around on her own more which isn't a good thing since she falls then.

I hope you all have a great day. In Wisconsin, we are enjoying wonderfully warm conditions this Fall. Two years ago we had already had five snowstorms. This year, we are in the upper 50s to lower 60s day after day. I enjoy winter well enough but I don't mind delaying it either.

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