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post #7531 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 07:14 AM
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Good morning all.
Stan, I still keep God's ear for you some rain..

AlexS,,You have my admiration!!! My wife and I raised my 2 oldest girls, our youngest daughter, her son who is the oldest of all and occasionally my 3 rd daughter from the ex wife. 1 boy and 4 girls.
We are down to my youngest daughter ( Amber 12) and my 2nd daughter (Alicia) and my 1st grandson (Jarret) in house..Oh, Can't forget the M-I-L who lives with us also.
We have discussed on several occasions of becoming foster parents and a possible adoption once all of our kids are out on their own.

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post #7532 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 09:08 AM
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My own kids presented all the challenges that I could face. They are good kids too. Just things like making sure they got their education and wore the right clothes were enough challenges. The only trouble they got into at school was the time my son decided to drive his 4-wheel drive truck on the grass at school. He had to park off campus and walk for a semester. It did him good to see that there are rules.

I could not deal with kids that other people have already ruined. My nerves won't take it. I truly admire people that do it. If you can't keep dealing with it and throw in the towel, you have more than paid your dues. The knife incident sounds scary.

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post #7533 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 10:26 AM
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Just a quick moment to drop a line of support, AlexS. You have our admiration; I don't think I have it in me to foster others, especially not the dangerous ones. Sounds like you have your hands full and you are spending your time on the right priorities.... Lucas will be fine and you can pick right up where you left off with him. Farrier understands this is new for you and BO knows what you're going through. So.... don't stress over not being able to do it all, just do what you have to do. And be safe. Heed Stan's comments. Keep us posted; we're praying for you to get through this in the best possible way.
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post #7534 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 12:24 PM
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AlexS I hope all works out

Stan I'll do a rain dance for you.


Docs Sheath is swollen again. The vet said it is not uncommon and to give him bute for 2 or 3 days and exercise at a trot for 20 to 30 min. And if that don't improve then we will vetlog...

Here is Bre and Doc relaxing last night.. I thought the would both fall asleep sitting there.

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post #7535 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 02:57 PM
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In the early morning hours, I have been up and down all night, unable to sleep. One of those times the brain would not stop working, and it started, light rain. Its not a drought breaker but I whipped on the outside lights, rushed outside, soap in hand and had a shower. This time it lasted long enough to rinse the soap out of my hair. Most refreshing. The weather outlook is rain for today. As I said, not a drought breaker at this time so keep those rain thoughts and dances going. We need at least a week of solid rain.

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post #7536 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 03:09 PM
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good to hear stan. I been doing my rain dance this morning for you.but some how it started dnowing here. Hmm. Maybe I confused my nz rain dance with my montana snow dance. I hate it when that happens.lol. Glad you could actually rinse. Ride safe every one.
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post #7537 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 03:11 PM
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hey critter. Little tip I just learned not to long ago.. when I mount up on my horse. If I have to turn around to see his ears.im pointed in the wrong direction. Just thought I could help your daughter out on that..lol..
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post #7538 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 03:39 PM
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Have a full plate going on this evening. Get off at 3pm, stop by local tack store I just found out about to see if they have a french bit, meet trainer at the house, hopefully meet guy from 2 hours away that wants my old pool cleaning equipment(Polaris tractor,booster pump and assorted hoses/wand attachments), then having some new people over that I met through bartering for horse tack on CL.

Will keep the talks open towards more rain for you Stan..
Bre must have mucked one too many stalls to think that smelling end is the correct end to be facing,,Critter...lol

Hope the rest of the weekend is awesome for all of you.

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post #7539 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 04:55 PM
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Thanks for the support and well wishes everyone. I didn't know that you were a PO Stan, I'd like that job. I've been really thinking about going back to school, or doing something online so I can be a PO when I am done with fostering.

I didn't want the knife kid back, but I understand his counties concerns about him changing schools just for a 30 day period. So at the moment he is here during the week so he can go to school, and going to other foster parents for the weekend so I can try to keep some sanity and get a break.

MY BM didn't mind holding him for the farrier, she holds all the other horses anyway, and I am usually the only boarder there. So it wasn't a big deal.

My rain dance for you Stan provided snow for us here, I think I am doing it wrong.
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post #7540 of 29437 Old 03-16-2013, 04:59 PM
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hey critter. Little tip I just learned not to long ago.. when I mount up on my horse. If I have to turn around to see his ears.im pointed in the wrong direction. Just thought I could help your daughter out on that..lol..
Haha ya I think she rather likes to ride backwards.
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