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Since: Jun 09

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#92406 Oct 6, 2013
Mimi wrote:
<quoted text>
Stop cleaning and rest. Let her help you, she's your mom. It will probably help her deal helping do mundane stuff.
Agree.

We have a family story about how my mom came over to my apartment to nurse me through some bad flu not long after I separated from my ex. My entire kitchen was cleaned, cabinets relined and the old copper tea kettle was shined for the very first time.

Doing mundane stuff allows you the solace of habit, something you can DO without thinking.

It is now 11:51. Have one more piece of chocolate and go to bed

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#92407 Oct 7, 2013

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92408 Oct 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>She's beautiful, there is a spaniel breed, a bit large and she looks somewhat like that, and your right...Burnese Mountain dog...we thought of that puppy, years ago...but the people wanted $900 a puppy, and...well...we got our chocolate lab....plus S.Fla is kinda warm for that much fur....Had friends with a Great Pyranees and she alway's looked uncomfortable....
Great Pyrenees is my FAVORITE breed in the world! I grew up with them! They are actaully pretty adaptable. Their fur is like a Thermos, keeps them cool when it's hot and hot when it's cool. But if I get one (probably my next dog), I will probably have him shaved in the summer. The one in the picture gets shaved inteh summer because she gets sweaty and itchy if we don't. THe vet advised it.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92409 Oct 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I haven't finalized it yet-- just set it up to keep myself occupied, and it was a concrete way to not crap all over FB.
But I will post it here!
Facebook I get, but please feel free to crap all over the place here.
:)

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#92410 Oct 7, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Great Pyrenees is my FAVORITE breed in the world! I grew up with them! They are actaully pretty adaptable. Their fur is like a Thermos, keeps them cool when it's hot and hot when it's cool. But if I get one (probably my next dog), I will probably have him shaved in the summer. The one in the picture gets shaved inteh summer because she gets sweaty and itchy if we don't. THe vet advised it.
We had friends, years ago that had a Saint Bernard...i thought it was cool as hell, till he told me the rest of the story...lol...the drool get's flung all over everything, when they shake their head...and sadly, he said they only live like, 8-9 years max....i have a rough enough time when they live 12-14 years, that is one reason we always have 2-3 at a time....

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#92411 Oct 7, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Facebook I get, but please feel free to crap all over the place here.
:)
Absolutely!

And, FWIW Angela -- know someone who received a diagnosis and the doctors were so off, so wrong! This after getting 2 opinions of the same thing but the treatment wasn't helping her. So she went to a better place and THEY found out what was really wrong and she's finally on the mend.

It's not unusual for them to not guess correctly, especially before they have all the tests in.

I'm going to think positive about this whole thing.

Plus, Red is strong.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92412 Oct 7, 2013
I have a nephew who, I just found out, is moving to Hawaii.

Hmmm, might be nice having a relative in Hawaii to visit!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92413 Oct 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>We had friends, years ago that had a Saint Bernard...i thought it was cool as hell, till he told me the rest of the story...lol...the drool get's flung all over everything, when they shake their head...and sadly, he said they only live like, 8-9 years max....i have a rough enough time when they live 12-14 years, that is one reason we always have 2-3 at a time....
Yeah, I was the droll cleaner-upper as a kid. Ugh! They don't live long. We had one die at 8 and the other, I believe was 6. They're such a perfect combo of sweet and protective, though, and so beautiful, I can't stand it! I have another dog (a Heinz 57 mix), because I like having 2 at once. Plus, they keep each other company. My ex has a Golden (that he got in the split only because he has a large yard and, at the time, I didn't) and he got a sweet choc lab last year. Mt daughter is awash in dogs!!!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92414 Oct 7, 2013
Toj wrote:
I have a nephew who, I just found out, is moving to Hawaii.
Hmmm, might be nice having a relative in Hawaii to visit!
Sweet!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#92415 Oct 7, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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Yeah, I was the droll cleaner-upper as a kid. Ugh! They don't live long. We had one die at 8 and the other, I believe was 6. They're such a perfect combo of sweet and protective, though, and so beautiful, I can't stand it! I have another dog (a Heinz 57 mix), because I like having 2 at once. Plus, they keep each other company. My ex has a Golden (that he got in the split only because he has a large yard and, at the time, I didn't) and he got a sweet choc lab last year. Mt daughter is awash in dogs!!!
..6?....I'd still be grieving over that young....i guess we've been blessed that 12 is the youngest, over the years....I'd love to have a Golden, since my wife is in charge of fur management and collection....lol....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#92416 Oct 7, 2013
Everyone feel free to mock me and my Giants. I have rubbed your noses in it, payback is quite the beiotch.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92417 Oct 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>..6?....I'd still be grieving over that young....i guess we've been blessed that 12 is the youngest, over the years....I'd love to have a Golden, since my wife is in charge of fur management and collection....lol....
Yeah, it took a loooong time to get over him!!! If your wife is in charge of fur, go for it! Goldens are awesome!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92418 Oct 7, 2013
RACE wrote:
Everyone feel free to mock me and my Giants. I have rubbed your noses in it, payback is quite the beiotch.
I'll wait until Thursday.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92419 Oct 7, 2013
Speaking of dogs....

My lab mix Jessie passed away over the weekend. She was around 15 so it's not a total shock, just how quickly it happened. Last Tuesday she was lethargic and blah but then snapped out of it, then relapsed on Saturday. Didn't want to eat or do anything, and she could walk on her own but it was unsteady and whenever we stopped, she'd lay down. I thought she'd rebound again but planned on taking her to the emergency vet if she wasn't better the next day. She passed away in her sleep sometime early Sunday morning.

At first, I was beating myself up for not taking her in on Saturday, but the vet at the emergency clinic on Sunday said that if things happened this quickly, there's nothing they could have done anyway. And she said that I'm lucky because my dog went peacefully at home and I didn't have to make The Decision or put Jessie through the stress of going to the vet, etc. That made me feel a LOT better.

And D has been amazing through this; he did all the difficult stuff for me and has been supportive and sweet.

I spoke to J, who I think was blindsided. He was supposed to visit the dogs on his way to Miami the weekend before last but his girlfriend didn't want to (they were on their way to the port for a cruise). I know he wishes he would've done it anyway.

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled political arguing.
;)

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92420 Oct 7, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Speaking of dogs....
My lab mix Jessie passed away over the weekend. She was around 15 so it's not a total shock, just how quickly it happened. Last Tuesday she was lethargic and blah but then snapped out of it, then relapsed on Saturday. Didn't want to eat or do anything, and she could walk on her own but it was unsteady and whenever we stopped, she'd lay down. I thought she'd rebound again but planned on taking her to the emergency vet if she wasn't better the next day. She passed away in her sleep sometime early Sunday morning.
At first, I was beating myself up for not taking her in on Saturday, but the vet at the emergency clinic on Sunday said that if things happened this quickly, there's nothing they could have done anyway. And she said that I'm lucky because my dog went peacefully at home and I didn't have to make The Decision or put Jessie through the stress of going to the vet, etc. That made me feel a LOT better.
And D has been amazing through this; he did all the difficult stuff for me and has been supportive and sweet.
I spoke to J, who I think was blindsided. He was supposed to visit the dogs on his way to Miami the weekend before last but his girlfriend didn't want to (they were on their way to the port for a cruise). I know he wishes he would've done it anyway.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled political arguing.
;)
Oh, Jamwow, I am so sorry you lost your furry friend. It does sound like he went peacefully and in a comfortable, loving home.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92421 Oct 7, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Speaking of dogs....
My lab mix Jessie passed away over the weekend. She was around 15 so it's not a total shock, just how quickly it happened. Last Tuesday she was lethargic and blah but then snapped out of it, then relapsed on Saturday. Didn't want to eat or do anything, and she could walk on her own but it was unsteady and whenever we stopped, she'd lay down. I thought she'd rebound again but planned on taking her to the emergency vet if she wasn't better the next day. She passed away in her sleep sometime early Sunday morning.
At first, I was beating myself up for not taking her in on Saturday, but the vet at the emergency clinic on Sunday said that if things happened this quickly, there's nothing they could have done anyway. And she said that I'm lucky because my dog went peacefully at home and I didn't have to make The Decision or put Jessie through the stress of going to the vet, etc. That made me feel a LOT better.
And D has been amazing through this; he did all the difficult stuff for me and has been supportive and sweet.
I spoke to J, who I think was blindsided. He was supposed to visit the dogs on his way to Miami the weekend before last but his girlfriend didn't want to (they were on their way to the port for a cruise). I know he wishes he would've done it anyway.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled political arguing.
;)
I am so sorry to hear that! You should be so very thankful that she went peacefully in the comfort and warmth of her own home. That means a lot.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92422 Oct 7, 2013
My weekend sad story: My daughter was at a friend's house for a birthday party (we are friends with the family). I went to pick her up and we were hanging out. Then, a neighbor brought her dog over and the dog got into the guinea pig's pen and snapped the poor thing's neck in front of a bunch of the girls (including the b-day girl). It was just horrible. At least the pig went quickly and I don't think she suffered too long. It was very sad, though.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#92423 Oct 7, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Speaking of dogs....
My lab mix Jessie passed away over the weekend. She was around 15 so it's not a total shock, just how quickly it happened. Last Tuesday she was lethargic and blah but then snapped out of it, then relapsed on Saturday. Didn't want to eat or do anything, and she could walk on her own but it was unsteady and whenever we stopped, she'd lay down. I thought she'd rebound again but planned on taking her to the emergency vet if she wasn't better the next day. She passed away in her sleep sometime early Sunday morning.
At first, I was beating myself up for not taking her in on Saturday, but the vet at the emergency clinic on Sunday said that if things happened this quickly, there's nothing they could have done anyway. And she said that I'm lucky because my dog went peacefully at home and I didn't have to make The Decision or put Jessie through the stress of going to the vet, etc. That made me feel a LOT better.
And D has been amazing through this; he did all the difficult stuff for me and has been supportive and sweet.
I spoke to J, who I think was blindsided. He was supposed to visit the dogs on his way to Miami the weekend before last but his girlfriend didn't want to (they were on their way to the port for a cruise). I know he wishes he would've done it anyway.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled political arguing.
;)
I am sorry about your dog. It's good that D is being supportive. I am ashamed to say that I am feeling smug about J's missing the goodbye because of the girlfriend.

Remind me- you have /had two dogs, right? How is the other one doing?

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92424 Oct 7, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> I am sorry about your dog. It's good that D is being supportive. I am ashamed to say that I am feeling smug about J's missing the goodbye because of the girlfriend.
Remind me- you have /had two dogs, right? How is the other one doing?
Yeah, I have moments when I'm fighting the smugness myself. D said that if he was in J's shoes, he'd be angry with the girlfriend/would have told her he was going to see the dogs anyway and she could stay in the car if she wanted to. Mostly I feel bad for J though because I think he's really taking this hard. Having regrets sucks.

Yes, two dogs. Binky, my maltese, is pretty much acting normal. I'm sure she misses Jessie but so far she's eating, sleeping, behaving normally. I wonder if she'll become more clingy.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#92425 Oct 7, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
My weekend sad story: My daughter was at a friend's house for a birthday party (we are friends with the family). I went to pick her up and we were hanging out. Then, a neighbor brought her dog over and the dog got into the guinea pig's pen and snapped the poor thing's neck in front of a bunch of the girls (including the b-day girl). It was just horrible. At least the pig went quickly and I don't think she suffered too long. It was very sad, though.
Yikes!

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