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        07-22-2013, 10:26 AM
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    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    So happy to hear that some of you are getting in some quality horse time & some nice rides. The breadmaker I wanted off CL-well the guy was a flake, so it didn't happen. But I have one coming from a friend in PA-might even get here this week. Looking forward to a nice fresh loaf soon. Our thunderstorms & rain are coming on at night now-my poor dog is freaked out, but is OK come morning. I hate that she is so frightened of the noise.

    AlexS-my dear friend back in CA had to put her old dog down-she has the vet come to her home, & then they bury in the back yard. Her dog was thirteen & I hate to think how much she had paid in vet bill's over the years, as the dog (Belgian Malnois) had better care than lots of people do. She got a pup at the same time I got my last one, & she is already hating to think of how her heart will hurt when this one gets older.

    I'm making pancakes this morning, so about time to get busy w/that.
    That chihuahua in my daughter's lap is also frightful of the loud thunder booms. We give him Benadryl to help calm him down before the storms roll in. Works great..

    I'm hoping there are a few more years in Bud before that time comes. My wife got him for me the summer before Amber was born. She will be 13 on Halloween, so I know there are only a few more years at best to enjoy his presence in my world.
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        07-22-2013, 12:11 PM
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    Sandi, so happy for you with Scotty. What a good DH you have! I am so happy that you finally have what you have been looking for!!!

    Alex, I am so sorry about your baby. I agree they are not just dogs, and my horses are not just horses either. I actually love my animals and hate to lose them ever. We are here for you if needed. Just love her while you can. Save the tears for later.

    Stan, I agree. When it happens it will happen fast. Someone will fall for Stella and that will be it. And hopefully that will be good for everyone.

    Rick, love the pictures! Amber is such a cutie, you have a gun right?? Bah ha ha. She is going to have the boys swarming. LOL.

    NM, well, I have always wanted to take a night ride in the moonlight. And it has been so warm and clear. Today is the day, or should I say tonight is the night, we ride! LOL. Today is a full moon and we will saddle up around 9 pm for a ride with the big bright full moon above us. I hope to get a picture of the full moon between my girls ears while on her. Will be a nice memory.

    LT, glad you enjoyed the pic. I have to remember not to use their names to scold them because it is a pre-preemptive cue with the driving. When my girl is acting up I say her name in just a way and she stops. Well, um, not a good idea with the team, lol. I said, BEA! And well, will not be doing that again, lol. She got all squirly and I got scolded, lol. It is fun but lots to think about. Does help knowing horses but also hurts because of things like that. I still prefer being on a horses back but the driving was fun too.

    Cowgirl, yummy! Bread and pancakes, I am coming to your place.

    Well, time to go put the critters out. Will be checking back in later. Enjoy the day all!
        07-22-2013, 12:23 PM
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    The pancakes were quick-almost faster than toast! I'm using up pantry items-made biscuits yesterday to go w/a creamy corn soup-that was yummy. Tonight I'm going to use up the last of my fresh potatoes (with an onion) fry that up & fix some eggs on the side. Also have a watermelon in the fridge-probably cut that up for lunch, so today's meals are all planned-Yay!

    Next trip in town I will look for Benadryl & see if that helps calm my dog down. It's a cold remedy, isn't it?
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        07-22-2013, 12:42 PM
    Cacowgirl, my SIL just got some kind of vest for her lab who's afraid of storms. I think it is supposed to wrap snugly around the dog to help it feel more secure or something. That might be a possibility for your dog if they make them in tiny sizes.
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        07-22-2013, 01:07 PM
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Kittens do better if you get two. That gives them somebody to play with and they are therefore more content and less destructive.
    Totally Agree and if everything goes ok Melinda will be getting lots of kitten loven.
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        07-22-2013, 01:15 PM
    Good morning everyone great to see you all again
    Thanks for everyone
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        07-22-2013, 01:19 PM
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Am not ready Stan, I know it's been coming, but I am not ready. I've had her 11 years now, and she is never not at my side. I got her from a shelter, and all dogs there were puppies or 7+, so she could be 17 tops. I think she is really in the 14-15 range.

    Am just not ready to lose her. She's my best friend, always at my side, can read every emotion I have and react accordingly.

    I don't have to ask her to do something, I haven't for years, she just does it, as she knows what I want her to do. In my house, that's not easy, but I don't leave the kids with the dogs if I go to the bathroom, that's rough to walk past the cat litter room, I have to hold Wink. I don't with Tala, she just does what she should do.

    Maybe to the farmer types, it's just a dog, but to me, she's been my best friend for the past 11 years, and I can't stop crying.

    And it's not even time yet, but it's coming soon.
    Reading this had me in tears for you Alex. Loosing 2 dogs in the last year and maybe a possible third has been very hard. Amy my Golden is up there in age. It will be hard to see her go. Hugs it is never easy losing a family member.
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        07-22-2013, 01:30 PM
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    That would be a Thunder shirt. My dog is a small German Shepherd-about 45-50 pounds. I'm going to try the Benadryl. After a trip to town.
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        07-22-2013, 01:33 PM
    Well I drove 700 miles yesterday to take the inlaws dog to his new home. I was Beat by the time I got back home.

    Bre and I did stop by the The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument on the way back and go through it. I think we had more fun in the human maze than the actual arch.

    I did ride Cody in the pasture at a walk on saturday but I think he is still a tad stiff. He needs to stretch and move a little. I may take him to 4h practice tonight and just walk him.
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        07-22-2013, 01:35 PM
    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    That would be a Thunder shirt. My dog is a small German Shepherd-about 45-50 pounds. I'm going to try the Benadryl. After a trip to town.
    another thing that helped my fearful pu was a product called calm moments you can get at pets mart or pet co it is a bit safer than the benadryl.

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