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6/2/13 4:39 P

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I'm so sorry Maw about your cat. I know that must be so hard. I'm sorry for everyone else here who mentioned losing their furkids as well. I have a mixed terrier named Lyric and I don't know what I'd if I had to do that w/ her. I can't even think about it. My heart goes out to you all.

As for what I'm doing today, just relaxing. I'm going to exercise, and keep Sparking and catch up on some programs I've DVR'd that need watching.

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6/2/13 3:41 P

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I've been out running around since first thing this morning. Loaded the boys in the car to "guard" it while I shopped, and then we went to Target for a few other things. We braved the freaky traffic (detour routes are unbelievably jammed while the bridge is still out) and took some stuff to my mom's, and now we're home. I'm going to love all over my boys today because I know how much it hurts to let go of a furry family member, Maw...


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6/2/13 3:19 P

Maw - So sorry for you losing your cat. Like a family member, I am sure.

Sometimes I hate to get so attached to our pets because I know my heart will ache so much when they go. We have always had little schnauzers, and they seem to have a life span of about 10 or 11 years. Not long enough for all of their unconditional love and loyalty.

Today, hubby and I had to go to my aging mother's house and fix her toilet stool turnoff valve, which she had tried to fix herself and broke it off. She had a house full of water.

Now, we are back home trying to get all of our work around the house done plus my hubby has to do more paperwork for his job.

Think I'll sit down and have some decaf coffee with a lot of cream in it. Then I need to watch Netflix while I iron for about 2 hours.


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6/2/13 12:08 P

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*sigh* Hate when pets are nearing the end of their time with us. When the kids were little we had pet rats - they're really lovable, smart little critters. But they only live about 2 or so years, and the toll was getting to be too much. We had 4 of them over a 4 year period.

Sadly, their POTENTIAL lifespan should be closer to 5-7 years, but virtually all pet rats from pet stores arrive with a chronic lung infection called mycoplasmosis. Ironically, there had been no treatment for it because, in humans, mycoplasma causes relatively minor symptoms (one strain causes "walking pneumonia") so they hadn't done extensive research using (you guessed it) rats. Now there is a suspected link between certain mycoplasma strains and cancer, so they may start focusing in on antibiotics to kill the mycoplasma. They will most likely run the tests on....rats. So many of those little furry guys will have to be sacrificed in the line of duty, but maybe their pet brethren and the rest of us will eventually benefit.

Today's mission is "Search and Destroy" paperwork. The kids are nearly done with school work, so I need to get camping forms, boy scout badge forms, employment apps, drivers license permits, and a slew of other minor bit of paper OFF OUR COLLECTIVE TO-DO LISTS!!!!

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6/2/13 11:41 A

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I'm so sorry, Maw.

Brought ground beef to work. Can't wait to eat it....yummy.

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6/2/13 10:39 A

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The first time Dad drove around in one of those carts was at Fred Meyers. In the Christmas department. Watching him trying to drive that thing around the displays of Christmas ornaments, Christmas china, glass decorative pieces, etc. was really something! Fortunately he didn't back into or run into anything, and we had fun doing it.

I hope they can do something to make your leg better, Russell.

6/2/13 10:09 A

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Budgetmaw I also had to put down my dalmation last year. It was very hard. My vet is wonderful. She let me sit with her and love on her..then she came in and as I held her she went to sleep. Not easy at all but she was out of pain.

God bless you.

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6/2/13 9:36 A

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I'm sorry to hear that you have to put your cat to sleep, BudgetMaw! I know it was a very hard decision for me to make a year ago with my Border Collie, who was 19yrs. When the time came, if your vet allows it (which he/she should), I kept my hands on her to let her know that I was there with her and that she knew how much I had appreciated her love and loyalty over the many years. I know I cried the whole time and still cry today when I think of my dog. I miss her! Like losing a family member. She WAS a family member to me!!

Anyway, today is going to be another nice, sunny, and warm day with a breeze. So I might go up to the boardwalk/beach and walk around and/or sit on the beach near the ocean and read a bit.

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6/2/13 9:36 A

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Watch out for the heat, and keep everyone hydrated. It is finally cooling off here. The last 2-3 days were humid, and mid-80's.

Sorry to hear about your cat BUDGETMAW. I had to put down my dog once, and knowing that you are easing their suffering doesn't make you feel better. emoticon

I have bursitis again. My right knee again. I have to go grocery shopping, so I took my Advil, which wore off as I slept, and my knee is almost unbendable, and slowly bending it to improve flexibility. When I get home, I have plans to ice, and elevate it, and watch TV, and maybe read for the rest of the day. Probably see a doctor Monday, and see if they have better anti-inflammatories. I already got a cortisone shot in this knee last summer when I had bursitis, so no more shots probably, but I also have gout, so want to make sure it IS bursitis. I don't feel a throbbing pain, so I am pretty sure it is just bursitis. It is painful, but I get to ride around in a cart at the grocery, so it has it's

Hope everyone has the best day they can

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6/2/13 7:35 A

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Staying home with the cat today. I am having her put to sleep tomorrow.

6/2/13 7:16 A

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Might get rain today, not sure. If it is hot, Andrew has baseball and soccer games. He got some heatstroke yesterday. I am skipping the games today as they are an hour away. I am going to check out the yard sales and either splash park or an indoor play area.
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