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#94642 Dec 18, 2013
Speaking of dogs... I was in the hospital from 12/2 to 12/11. Had lung surgery. It was a rough stay and I was very sick. Inability to sleep made me a little insane. It was ugly.

Then a dog appeared in the doorway to my room. A hospital tech person had enrolled her dog in the animal therapy program. Next thing I knew, the Australian shepherd mix Molly was on my bed, getting all the love she could get. Total sweetie pie. What a great program. I had the tech person take our pic together, and even though I looked like complete shit, I put that pic on FB. Nick: "but you were smiling!"

I love dogs.

Since: Oct 12

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#94644 Dec 18, 2013
Over the years, i have known several retired couples that knew and loved our dogs....some admitted just how boring, their life in retirement was...up until they acted on my suggestion and got a small dog, that changed everything...You could see it in their eyes, and how they would just light up.....telling me about how, now they can't wait to get home and see how the dog is....How they seem to look forward to everyday much more.....Dogs are magic.....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94645 Dec 18, 2013
This is a great testimonial to that program!
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Speaking of dogs... I was in the hospital from 12/2 to 12/11. Had lung surgery. It was a rough stay and I was very sick. Inability to sleep made me a little insane. It was ugly.
Then a dog appeared in the doorway to my room. A hospital tech person had enrolled her dog in the animal therapy program. Next thing I knew, the Australian shepherd mix Molly was on my bed, getting all the love she could get. Total sweetie pie. What a great program. I had the tech person take our pic together, and even though I looked like complete shit, I put that pic on FB. Nick: "but you were smiling!"
I love dogs.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94646 Dec 18, 2013
7 more hours and I am done working for the year!
Whoot!!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94647 Dec 18, 2013
I hope so, He's looking much better today, I can see he's starting to put more weight on it.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> We had a black lab, Soot.... that played frissbee too rough with her sister and had both knees done....first one, rehab, then the other....she came out okay....i remember using the plastic from the newspaper to protect her leg wraps.....they recover really well, you know?....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#94648 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
7 more hours and I am done working for the year!
Whoot!!
Are you going away or is your daughter coming to visit?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94649 Dec 18, 2013
Who brings their kid up this way anymore?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flor...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94650 Dec 18, 2013
I am staying here, much to do around the house, and of course mutt needs attention.
PEllen wrote:
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Are you going away or is your daughter coming to visit?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94651 Dec 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Love you guys.

I'm trying to get better at using the L word. It's not something my family says a lot, but my girlfriends do a lot, so I'm warming up to it.
You are missed here! I "stalked" your CaringBridge the other day and filled J in a little. I know you are struggling, but your humor and candidness in the face of such a shyte situation are freaking amazing. Keep positive.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#94652 Dec 18, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Perhaps.
Except that the stores that have been sold thus far ( 15 stores) have gone to companies whose work force is unionized.
Both Jewel and Mariano's are union shops. The 11 Mariano-acquired stores terminated everyone and have held job fairs. The press announcement says that everyone has to reapply and that there is no preference given to existing Dominick's employees. To that extent the sale negated seniority systems, but they will still be a union shop.
That leaves roughly 57 stores which will close and have no present plans for re-opening. Separate and apart from the union issues, that leaves some very significant service area gaps, mostly in the city proper. It is hard to explain because even a minority focused chain like Moo and Oink couldn't keep in business.
What I found rather interesting were the things on the shelves that were not sold. I assumed that the checkout computers provided data on inventory and that the store could stock its shelves with things that sold at that particular store and drop or reduce shelf space for slow moving items. I am aware that food manufacturers can purchase prime shelf placement and that there is a competition for shelf space, but even so, if the items don't sell, no one makes money.
(Are you old enough to member the newspaper columns called Bag Boy about a guy at the Treasurer Island on Wells? As I recall they ran in the Daily News.They made it int a play, too)
I remember that. That's the only thing I liked that Bob Greene wrote. He ended up resigning in a scandal when he was having a relationship while he was married with a HS student.

From Wikipedia for details:

"In September 2002 Greene was forced to resign from his newspaper column after admitting to an extramarital sexual relationship 14 years earlier with a high school student. The student had visited Greene at work for a school project and became the subject of one of his columns. Admission of the affair attracted considerable attention, partly because Greene had made a name for himself as an advocate for abused children and family values, notably in his bestselling Good Morning, Merry Sunshine: A Father's Journal of His Child's First Year. Neil Steinberg said on CNN that Greene was "famous for using his position as a columnist... to try to get women into bed."

The woman with whom Greene had a relationship was 17, legal age in Illinois, and had graduated from high school in the months between their first meeting and his invitation to take her out to dinner. Their sole hotel tryst was euphemistically described in the Chicago Tribune as a "sexual encounter that stopped short of intercourse," and Greene told Esquire that he demurred at going further, telling her, "You should wait to do this with someone you love".

Four months after Greene's resignation from the Chicago Tribune, his wife Susan died of heart failure following a month-long respiratory illness."

Heh. I knew I didn't like him. I did like the Treasure Island stories, though.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#94653 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
Who brings their kid up this way anymore?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flor...
I can understand it. I wouldn't have done it if I was him, probably. I'm not that kind. But I used to be in competitive swimming when I was younger and you see the same people year after year that are your "rival". There's a lot of training and what's in your head in the miles of swimming practices in the pool is how you're going to beat your rival the next time. It's motivation. Also, many of your rivals are really your good friends. They become your good friends b/c you see them all the time. Just b/c they're your friend, though, doesn't mean you don't want to have a faster time than them.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#94654 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
Who brings their kid up this way anymore?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flor...
Some of us try.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94655 Dec 18, 2013
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.

I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#94656 Dec 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.
I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.
we have granola bars in a canister on the floor in the pantry so the kids can get to it. Someone forgot to close the lid and the door. Came home and found 9 wrappers and granola remnants in the dog bed and on several spots on the couch

Since: Oct 12

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#94657 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
Who brings their kid up this way anymore?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flor...
Feel so jaded, in that everytime i see a story like that...i automatically see some dominating parent's behind it, trying to draw some positive attention toward their own child......like stage parents.....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94658 Dec 18, 2013
They didn't charge you?
cookies AND a gift card.
Matilda77 wrote:
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.
I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.

Since: Oct 12

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#94659 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
I hope so, He's looking much better today, I can see he's starting to put more weight on it.
<quoted text>
We had an elderly dog with arthritic hips....found out that they can have glucosamine-chondroitin in the generic human pill form, and it did wonders for all joint difficulties.....i just mixed one pill into her dinner.....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#94660 Dec 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide.
Um... how did you do that, exactly?

Do they actually ingest the peroxide? Isn't THAT poisonous?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94661 Dec 18, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Um... how did you do that, exactly?
Do they actually ingest the peroxide? Isn't THAT poisonous?
That was the fun part. I had a small plastic syringe from some other dog medication. It took several syringes full for each dog--I need to get a bigger one to have on hand if it happens again. Syringe full, bit of cheese, syringe full, bit of cheese and so on. I guess it's not, it just foams up and makes 'em barf pretty quickly.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94662 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
They didn't charge you?
cookies AND a gift card.
<quoted text>
Hmm...It's right near a McDonalds, but a Starbucks gift card might be better.

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