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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:46 PM
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I learned more than I ever cared to today. And, PM's are not getting through. And,
fuck the flame wars.

And, it's booming up a fucking storm here today.(My dog is scared.)

And, my dog is getting old.

And, dog is having accidents.

And, he's not himself anymore.

And, I'm really hating the idea that I might have to consider him ready to put down. :cry:

And, stop hating each other, people. It's just a message board.

And, life is too short. Really, it is.

And, consider those you see today, might not be here tomorrow.

And, live today like it will be your last day.

And, give a shit whether you live another day. (I don't)

And, be nice to the mods, be nice in traffic, open doors for people, even if they don't thank you. It's good karma.

And, well just be nice ....
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM
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1. (I don't).... and i am sorry.
cause you are here today you wrote this post and my favorite

"And, be nice to the mods, be nice in traffic, open doors for people, even if they don't thank you. It's good karma"

so thank you for being here today
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:58 PM
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5. (I don't) Yes, every day is a crapshoot. And I don't care to be here anymore.
But yes. Be nice.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM
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2. Yes.
:hug: :hug:
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:56 PM
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3. I give a shit whether you live another day...
and so do others.

My girl dog is going downhill...I feel for you, and I wish our pets could live as long as we do.

It will be alright, Lil Missy :hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:03 PM
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6. I give a shit about you too, Anthony. But no, it won't be alright.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:12 PM
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7. Your OP is excellent and well taken, but I am a little worried for you.
If you are going through a bad time right now...please try to remember that these times are usually temporary.

If you are suffering from depression, would you please try to get some help?

Lil Missy, if you are worried for your dog, I understand this so well. I know exactly how bad I am going to feel when the time comes...but I look at it this way...the best we can do is to love them like crazy while they are alive, and to give them a great life. If we do this, then we can be proud.

Please take care of yourself.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:25 PM
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14. I know the depressions are temporary. And the dog, as well as my son, have, or had, a happy life.
I'm just tired now.

I have a couple friends who are looking out for me right now and keeping tabs on me. As if they don't have their own problems. *groan* But if they are willing to help, I will try.
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:56 PM
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4. if he needs special help pm me
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 06:00 PM by backwoodsbob
I have TONS of room where they can enjoy there last time.

I know it hurts..I lost my baby bear(shepperd runt) to a bear two weeks ago.It hurts.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:13 PM
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8. He doesn't need special help. But thank you.
He's just getting old, and needs more cares now. I don't think it will happen soon, but it's enough that I'm preparing myself.

There is no way I'd ever part with him. I'll see him to the end. He was faithfully with me through my worst times, and I'll return the same to him. But thank you for the offer, that was really nice of you.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:16 PM
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9. End of the world is coming soon.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:35 PM
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16. Thanks.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:16 PM
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10. what do you mean:
'And, PM's are not getting through.'

why not?
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:32 PM
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15. I don't know why.
I sent one, and it was not in my sent box.

I was told to check one, and I didn't receive it.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:17 PM
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11. ...
:hug:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:18 PM
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12. This is what I learned today
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:32 AM
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39. Poppies...Poppies will put them to sleep!
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 12:33 AM by GoddessOfGuinness
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:37 AM
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42. Thanks. I didn't know how to respond to that.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:21 AM
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47. I've often found words are the best response, though sometimes pictures work. nt
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:22 AM
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49. That's cool. I just wasn't expecting to get sunshine blown up my ass.
I was looking for words. But sometimes the sunshine up the butthole works.

:hi:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:51 AM
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52. I was just being nice, per your request.
:)

And I've recently lost a pet after a painful illness, so I fully sympathize.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 10:41 AM
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53. I hear ya. Thanks!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:20 AM
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46. No witches, no sleep, just poppies. It's an annual thing.
http://poppy.georgetown.org/

Spent my day looking at and photographing poppies.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:58 PM
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61. Sounds like fun! But the homepage has
cars all over it! :rofl:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:04 PM
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62. That was the parade. The pictures changed from earlier. nt
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:24 PM
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13. *Hugs Lil Missy and her dog*
:hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:26 PM
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37. And you'd love my pooch. He's adorable!
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:42 PM
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17. Not sure about most of what you typed.
But I so rarely recieve emails or PMs I have assumed they are blocked or rerouted.

even after 1000s of post on a few different sites, I recieve no non 'mailing list' emails, and almost no PMs.

Doesn't matter to me, I have a few guesses why this might happen...

either way, I like public post better anyway :)
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:13 PM
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20. You're not sure what I typed? Do I need to clarify?
Oh, I hate the "mailing lists", except for the joke one I like.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:34 PM
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22. Well I just was not advocating for or against the rest of your post in that actual post.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 07:35 PM by RandomThoughts
Although I agree with many of the other things you typed, and at times disagree with some. But the comment on PMs was what I was commenting on.

I think most of the rest of your comments are pretty good comments also :) With condolences for the sadness with your doggy, sorry to hear he is having problems
:hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:54 PM
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25. Maybe the PM thing was just me. I did it wrong.
I am worried about the pooch. He's been my best friend forever.

It won't happen for a while. But I'm really hating this.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:45 PM
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18. So sorry about your dog, Lil Missy.
It's so hard when their health begins to fail.

Good advice. We all need to be nicer to each other. :hug:
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:13 PM
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19. First, I'm sorry about the dog
Second, I don't hate you. I don't hate anyone. I have, however, decided to make extensive use of the "ignore" feature

Third, three lines you have here, as an aggregated sequence, concern me:

<<And, consider those you see today, might not be here tomorrow.

And, live today like it will be your last day.

And, give a shit whether you live another day. (I don't)>>

I can read that last bit two ways. You might be saying that "I should care whether I live, because you don't care whether I live." If that is true, so be it -- it's not your job to care about me. If, on the other hand, you are saying "I should care whether I live, because you don't care whether you live", please take care of yourself, and realize that you are a valued person -- even if that is coming from persons who only know you in cyberspace. I think most here would miss you.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:30 PM
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21. Oh, don't be silly! Nobody would miss anyone in cyberspace!
I do have my low times, but they pass.

In fact, I have a couple good friends looking out for me right now. Just a particular problem they are helping me through.

It's nice to have friends. :)
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Mollis Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:41 PM
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32. I would.
I really like talking to you, even if its just a few sentences here and there. :hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:49 PM
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34. Well, thank you. That was very nice of you to say
Be well. And go places! :-)
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Mollis Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:24 PM
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36. Well, you too
:)
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:41 PM
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23. Sounds like you need a break from the computer
Are you able to get out of the house for awhile?
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:57 PM
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26. Thanks. That would help.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:51 PM
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24. Some people forget that there's another person
on that other keyboard, and say things that are hurtful or merely callous. I don't understand that mind set myself, but I try not to take it too personally when it happens.

My dog is getting really old as well. She's lost most of her hair, and now needs to go out every two hours to avoid accidents. But she still enjoys the hugs and the treats. I'm no spring chicken myself, so I can empathize.

In the meantime, here's a hug. You can never get too many hugs.


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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:09 PM
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28. Oh, I can avoid the keyboard crap. I like everyone, with few exceptions.
I don't even have an Ignore list, for cripe sakes. (But I probably would if I went into the GD's, LOL!)

Thanks for the hug! My pooch does love his treats too! And at least his recent pissing mishaps have been in the kitchen, and not on the carpets.

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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:58 PM
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27. You are so right. I never leave my family with harsh words being spoken.
Those will never be our last words with one another. We never know when our time is up or our friend's time is up. No regrets if I can help it.

One of my dogs is getting up in years her own self. I worry about how I will deal with it. She has been with me for a long time. Seen me through many of times. :hug:

I really hope all is well with you! :hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:33 PM
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29. Well, frankly, I feel like shit. But all is well with relatives. The ones I have left.
I'm just in a pissy mood. And tired. Sick and fucking tired.

The pooch will be okay for a while. I'll see to it.

Nuff.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:37 PM
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30. We find wisdom the hard way,
don't we? You're smart and wise and very nice.

Losing is hard. Only people who've lost big, as you apparently have, know how hard it is. Sadly, I know.

When my best friend, she was named Happy, was sick and wasn't going to get better, I sat on the floor at the vet's office and held her in my arms as she was relieved of her pain. Her eyes were locked onto mine, and it is still one of the moments in my life when I knew I was doing that absolute right thing, the best thing I could ever do for someone who had never let me down.

I'll just hold you in my heart a little bit for now, and wish you strength and love.........................
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:36 PM
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31. Oh, I don't know that I'm so smart or wise. Or even nice. I can be tested, and become ugly.
It was hard to read your words about holding and sending Happy off, with love.

I did that with my son; held him and told him it was okay to let go. He just couldn't help it, and I didn't want him to struggle anymore. Hardest fucking thing I've ever done in my life. And the most devastating.

I don't ever want to go through that again. I think I'll just go numb if the pooch dies. I can't stand another one.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:43 PM
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33. I'm feeling for you tonight...
You have been through a lot, more than most people have.

I hope you can gather strength from the fact that you were able to survive it.

I know this is only cyberland, but here is a heartfelt hug for you :hug: , and one for your puppy :hug:

My dog has some sort of pathology in her nose that is giving her nose bleeds and hampering her breathing. It is most likely cancer, and the vet said that the surgery is worse than just letting nature take its course. She had a difficult time breathing today, so I put on the central air, and that seemed to help her considerably.

Just do the best you can Lil Missy. I'll be thinking about you.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:56 PM
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35. Thanks LFP. You flatter me.
I don't survive anymore, I just live.

But I won't step in front of a bullet. I'll wait out my time.


:hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:20 AM
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38. shoot it up!
:kick:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:35 AM
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40. Awwww,
:hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:42 AM
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43. Thanks, lovely lady. Got plans for next Saturday?
:)
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:36 AM
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41. I'm sorry you had a tough day...
:hug::hug::hug:
I hope things are better soon. Try not to take asshole posts too seriously. They aren't thinking about how their words hurt...it's pitiful really.
:hug::hug::hug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:47 AM
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44. Asshole posts? Remind me again, (or NOT!) I forgot about them already!
:rofl: :rofl:

I'm just an attention whore now.

:)
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:49 AM
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45. I'm not sure myself...
I just inferred that you encountered some poorly-thought posts.
I'm glad you forgot them! :toast:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:56 AM
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48. Yeah, I guess I did encounter some nasty posts. But that was yesterday.
The Lounge is fluid. I shook that off already.

:)
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:43 AM
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50. One of my dogs is nearly 15.
A rescue also and a big, beautiful sweetheart.

She is scared of storms too now - I find benadryl or melatonin works well.

Showing some signs of doggie Alzheimer's and has had an accident or two. I just clean it up and tell her it's OK, because I know she would never do that if she could help it.

I had to put two to sleep years ago and have vowed not to do that this time, if I can possibly help it; only if she is in obvious discomfort.

But she is still loving life and going for her walks, enjoying food.

Look into vets who will come to your house; that is what I did with my last two old girls. So they died at home surrounded by their cat and human family.

Hang in there.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:11 AM
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51. I can't imagine the vet coming here, but I've never asked about that.
My pooch is really pretty spry, so I don't think I'll have to deal with this anytime soon.

It's just that his anal glands need to be squoze more often, and he is having pissing episodes that he doesn't even ask to go outside. If I'm not around, my mother is, and just goes to piss in the kitchen. (thank god not on the carpet.)

My mother flips out when he does this, and smacks him. He comes running to me for protection, LOL! But I feel like I have to teach both of them. First of all, I don't want her hitting him. And second, I run his ass outside when that happens, because I want him to know he has to go outside for that.

I just think he is getting old. Hell, my bladder is not as good as it used to be either. I'm just fearing this age thing with him. He's been my best friend through "sick and sin". I'm just afraid, and preparing myself. I really cannot stand another loss right now. Not now.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:29 PM
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54. now wait a sec. Competition needed here.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:42 PM
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55. A woman got mad at me last week for holding the door for her.
So I shut it in her face. Guess my karma is in the negative...like I didn't figure that out a quarter century ago. :P
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:47 PM
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57. Well, why would she get angry about holding a door for her? She was rude.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:49 PM
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58. Quote..."I don't need a man to hold a door for me."
Quote back..."Ok."

Door closed.

I love being out in public. :scared:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:00 PM
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59. Well she has some problems if she cannot accept common courtesy.
I hold doors open for any man or woman, young or old.

She was just rude.
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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:47 PM
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56. I feel ya
Mean people suck and we should all, even if we don't like each other, have a universal respect for everyone we encounter n.t :pals:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:02 PM
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60. Good idea!
:thumbsup:
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