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Trip coming to an end.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We will drive 3 hours back up to Orlando today and stay near the airport so we can fly home tomorrow. I am looking forward to being home but hate the travel part. Although happy that we get to fly in first class as my DH who is a million mile travel guy got upgraded. That makes things a bit better. I hope they once again have something I can eat. We will see. will still carry the tuna fish just in case.
All and all it has been a wonderful time and trip. No real complaints accept internet connections.

I do have a problem when I get home. Our two dogs do not get along and they get in nasty fights. My girlfriend who has been watching them was traumatized as they got into a very bad on and the bigger dog, Morgan got the worst of it and they had to take her to the vet. Pita the smaller one ripped open her leg so she has stitches. I have to take her back to the Vet on Friday for a check up. I guess I will try and find a home for Pita the smaller one as they just can't get along. Our gardener loves her and has a nice back yard so I will see if I can pay him to adopt her. It is really hard to find homes for dogs down where we live as there are so many street dogs. That is how we ended up with both dogs they were street dogs and we felt sorry for them and adopted them. So that will be a big challenge for me when I get home. It's funny I am not as "bonded" to my dogs as I am to my kitties. I would actually like to find them both loving homes but I know that will be really hard. I sure wish they didn't try to kill each other.

On the other hand it bothers me that my girlfriend would write to tell me how she is so upset by all of this and not sleeping and emailing me at 3am saying how upset, etc. I am so sorry this happened to her but if it were me, the last things I would do is want to upset my friend who is on vacation by saying over and over how much trouble it has been and how she is traumatized, etc. I know I wouldn't want to upset my friend and would keep that to myself. People are different though. I have apologized like crazy and I have told her I would never ask her again to watch my home or animals. I will have to find someone else and pay them to take care of things for me. These are the people too who we bought the house next door so that they could move here from Washington State as they really wanted to live in Mexico but couldn't buy so we did and they rent from us. And also when her husband needed back surgery and the insurance ended up not covering it they had to put it on a credit card so they had high interest we loaned them the money to pay off the credit card to say them the interest. They have paid us back, but just saying. Okay ranted enough. Things like this do change relationships. I just would never want to make a friend, who is away feel so bad when there is nothing they can do until they get home. Just saying.

Hope all my sparks friends have a great day.
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    I am sorry about the dogs fighting, I would want to be notified, but just the once.

    My rant was about family, the decision I finally made has settled my stress levels!!

    Have a safe journey home!
    1775 days ago
    I am so sorry about your dogs - Its not your fault . I feel that perhaps your friend was freaking out a little and perhaps worried that you would blame her for the fight - I mean who knows what really happened -. Unnecessary to email at all hours of night. I have all rescued pets (dogs) I have one dog Mr. Belmont ( a Maltese ) that is vey difficult still after four years . When my husband attempts to take him to the groomer he has to wear Falcon gloves to load him into the car - The dog is wild and bites. I do not allow my granddaughters near Mr. Belmont or neighborhood children in fear that he will lash out . Perhaps separating the two dogs would the solution the gardeners house sounds lovely. Have a safe trip home and Thank-you for visiting my Elk !! emoticon K
    1775 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/11/2013 10:31:05 AM
    Wising you a safe trip.
    1775 days ago
    Have a great trip home. So sorry to hear your friend made such a big deal our of carrying for your dogs and checking on your house. She should not make such a big deal out of it and upset you on your trip. Apparently they know how to play her and take advantage of her while you are gone. Maybe she is just not an animal person (hard for me to understand as I have never met an animal that is not a potential pal) Maybe she read your articale that you might be thinking of a place on the canal and she would be out
    1776 days ago
    Sorry your friend felt it necessary to upset you when you can't do anything until you get home.

    1776 days ago
    Wow, I know what you mean!!! Your friend shouldn't have been bothering you on vacation. Oh well, I guess we live and learn, huh? Have a safe trip home!!!!
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    1776 days ago
    I don't get why she offered to watch your pets she knows them right .that's like if you were watching your friends child and he got a fever and then threw up everywhere and you had to clean him and yourself you wouldn't call and email your friend constantly. you would just say johhny was sick no worries he is now better. she could have sent one email your dogs got into a little fight one has stitches no worries enjoy the rest of your trip some friends are not. have a safe trip home
    1776 days ago
    I know what you mean I am upset about an issue. My cousin let my brother park his camper on their property, & they are paid rent on time. Suddenly they bought a small camper from our neighbor which use to be ours.We received a phone call which was snappy in tone saying you need to get the camper out of here. First the attitude was sharp, second I know it is their land ,but they have plenty of it for him to leave it there till next spring. third we paid for their heating bill many times, & for their mortgage when they were short of cash . They forget that. Plus they backed up into my brothers camper with their truck & put a huge dent in the back . I am mad about every thing to do with this.
    On the other hand to bad about the dogs, plus I would NEVER have your friend baby sit any thing. What is wrong with her acting up like that when you are on vacation!!!!
    I baby sat for my neighbors dog when they went to Florida. I had an awful time with her, first she bared her teeth at me like a vampire ready to pounce on my once slender neck. Took her 3 days to stop that. Then she drug Marge's clothes down the hallway which included her underwear ,bras ,shirts & slacks to the front door & tore them up. She growled at me when I tried to retrieve them. When I took her out to go to the bath room she would not go, but when I walked her she would POOP on the neighbors sidewalk!!!! Then to top it off she would pee on the carpet, she never did that as long as Marge had her. I had to get that cleaned up quick. It was like she was so mad for her mistress leaving that she took it out on me.The whole thing about this ,she knew me I live next door, she was use to me. Marge called me from Florida to see how everything was going. I told her fine. I never told her or let on it was a trying time . When I told her what all went on when she came home,we both had a good laugh although at the time it was not funny. We both could not believe she tore her clothes up. A year later she passed away ,that was another thing she was a heart patient & Marge left me directions of where to take her to be cremated, I ask God please do not let her die on my watch!!!! I am happy you stayed well & enjoyed your vacation! Take care Sallie
    1776 days ago
    Yes people are different. I wonder if she is not to blame for the fight as her reaction is a bit extreme. Doesn't really matter. I trust you will be able to find a home for the dog.
    1776 days ago
    we just got back to the Orlando area today too. Of course we live here. So glad you had a great trip
    1776 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your dogs. I didn't know they didn't get along.
    1776 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Totally agree it was unnecessary of her to inform you of the situation while you are still away and can do nothing about it. Deep breaths Sallie. You know you won't plan on asking her again...
    Have a safe trip. Hope they do have something yummy for you on the flight! emoticon emoticon
    1776 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/10/2013 1:55:26 PM
  • 123ELAINE456
    Hope that You have a Wonderful Flight back home with plenty of good things to eat on the plane. The situation with your friend watching the home and pet is not good at all. Get rid of at least one on the dogs if not both. You don't need pets that is fighting and causing problems all the time like this. Everyone will be much happier. Have the Gardener take the small dog. Sorry about the constant emails from your Friend venting all of this on you. Maybe she has no one else to help her with like this but You and your Husband too. Have a safe road trip today. God blessings to You and Everyone. Have an Enjoyable Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1776 days ago
  • LIS193
    Sorry your dogs got into a fight and your friend was so upset and felt it necessary to upset you as well.
    Hope you can get it all sorted out and find a nice home for one of the dogs.
    Have a safe trip home!!
    1776 days ago
    Your friend could have just said what happened
    once. I can understand how it spoiled your holiday.
    As for lending friends money, I too have gone down
    that road and we are no longer friends...She may
    well be envious that you are travelling because
    you can and she might be upset about that.
    By the way Sallie, I know if you give the airline
    notice, they will order your special food needs.
    Just ask, you might get a positive answer. Have a
    safe trip back home and get those doggies sorted out.
    1776 days ago
    I am sure your friend had good intentions.. to tell you about the dog fight and the vet visit, but should have just reassured you that 'your pets' were fine and being taken care of. Sounds like a lot of drama over a pet that you apparently do not really care that much for. (I wouldn't want it ALL to be a big surprise upon returning).. I am sure when you get home you can handle it appropriately and feel more comfortable about your friendship and your dogs.
    Enjoy the rest of your vacation - enjoy the flight - and I hope they do have something yummy for your meal.

    1776 days ago
    Learned very early in life do not borrow items or ask friends to do favors, unless you want drama. It took me much longer to learn not to loan or tell friends sure I will help. The incident you just experienced will is a typical example. She is probably jealous you are on vacation, she is not. You and your husband are in a superior financial situation - that creates all kinds of jealousies. I know you like to read, you might want to pick up a book called Boundaries or Dr. Phil's new book Life Code. People today have a totally different outlook and perception on human decency. You just have to learn not to take it personally. It does sting at the moment and then you are irritated. Just look at it for what it is and do not let it disturb your vacation. Travel safe. emoticon
    1776 days ago
    I'm so sorry you had to hear the bad news about your doggies! That's very stressful... Here's wishing you a safe and comfortable flight home.
    1776 days ago
    I'm sorry your friend has put a damper on your vacation. I know she must be upset and probably feels guilty, but it's a shame she feels that venting to you is necessary to ease her discomfort.

    Try to enjoy the last of your vacation and have a safe trip home.
    1776 days ago
    safe journey home Sallie
    1776 days ago
    I can tell you from experience that getting rid of a problem pet is very hard.....for about a week. After that the peace and quiet overrides any guilt. I had adopted a cat one time from a co-worker who said that her youngest daughter had developed a cat allergy. The real reason was that he peed all over the house, the primary reason people turn cats into the shelters hoping for another sucker to adopt. He was a love, but the one thing I won't tolerate from a cat is failure to use a litter box. I finally took him to be put down, even though he was only 4 years old. I figured he was better off dead than in a home where someone would beat him, an inevitability with a cat that pees in the house. I felt awful....for a week. I got another cat (and several since then) and have never looked back. I'm sure it was terribly traumatic for your friend who had to endure dreadful dog behavior on her watch. I'd feel that way, too. A pet is supposed to improve your life, not give you more grief. Give yourself the week and know you'll feel FREE! when you don't have to deal with a violent animal in your home anymore.
    1776 days ago
    OH my goodness . . . that is really all kinds of annoying! **SIGH** I hope things work out for adopting the little one.

    HUGS and travel safe.
    1776 days ago
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