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Gender: Female
Hometown: CA
Home country: USA
Current location: NC
Member since: Wed Aug 17, 2005, 01:29 AM
Number of posts: 22,236

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I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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Chase

This is a post i made on facebook. I've cried so much i have a headache but still wanted to share with DU, my little home on the web.

I had the urge for a chihuahua and found some in the Recycler. So we drove over to Paramount or somewhere off the beaten path to look at the puppies. They had a boy and a girl, and I wanted a girl. But the boy was smaller and as I approached him, he rolled over on his back and it was all over.

I was in love. He weighed all of 2 1/2 pounds. So I chose the boy and decided to let my son name him. But then I nixed the first name he came up with, so he said, "how about Chase?" and I liked that. This was in June 2004.

Chase was a joy of a dog with the disposition of a saint. He loved cats, dogs, and people without reservation. If you could bottle this dog's disposition you could be a multi billionaire, he was that wonderful. He was the reward for a long days' work, standing at the door with every part of his body wagging. He sprinted to the food bowl. Sometimes if it took too long to get his food he would squawk. He slept with me every night and was by my side through most of the days.

I wanted to breed Chase, so he could pass on that lovely disposition, but it was not to be, as one of his testicles never dropped. The condition if not treated carries a huge risk of cancer, so Chase was fixed without ever being with a woman. I don't know that he missed it though, he was such a happy dog. Until recently.

We said good-bye to Chasie today. I lost my best friend. He lost all his joy, his appetite. He couldn't walk straight. But mostly as we sat together through the day all day felt him saying to me, "I'm tired."

He got very tired and lost his joy. We took him to the vet 2 days ago and the doctor looked at his labs and noted borderline anemia, abnormal kidney and liver function, neurological deficits. She said "Old age is not a disease."
But it took him out regardless.

I had to wrestle so hard with the decision to let him go, because he probably would not have died today, tomorrow, maybe not for weeks. But all the life had gone out of his life.
Chase: 30Mar2004 - 09Dec2019. His little box of ashes will have those dates and the inscription, "The best dog there ever was"

Pictures at link. I can't figure a way to get the image on this post.
https://www.facebook.com/barbara.bales.54/posts/10162736578250716?notif_id=1575937805051350¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic

i put up a quick poll on Twitter

https://twitter.com/barbtries/status/1197176041237815296


I think some of the Republicans in congress are in it hook, line, and sinker, while others (Mitch McConnell) are simply feckless, greedy fucks who don't believe in democracy.

just saw a clip of Nunes catapulting the Ukraine interfered in 2016 bullshit.

and i realized, if that was true, they failed.

they also keep harping on the fact that the investigations demanded by trump never happened and that Ukraine did get the aid (in the nick of time). this supposedly clears trump of any impeachable crime.

so by their logic, there's nothing to investigate as far as Ukraine and 2016. which of course is just an outlandish conspiracy theory hatched by Paul Manafort and pushed by Giuliani as some sort of plausible deniability story to cover their crimes.

there's one thing i really like about scarborough

the way he trolls trump. straight to his face. he knows trump's watching.

PSA if you don't have cable but do have youtube

there is a selection of live streams of the hearing on youtube.
this is especially delightful for me, because i can stream youtube on my roku TV. consequently, i am now downstairs, watching the hearing on TV.

too many republicans talking right now, but still

New podcast from Al Franken



regarding The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Al has a podcast and it's pretty good!

great tweet to Republicans (not just in Congress, all of them)

https://twitter.com/Strandjunker/status/1181960567541686273


At this point in time, if you’re a Republican you’re supporting child concentration camps, pedophilia, sexual assault, rape, nepotism, racism, fascism, white supremacy, murder cover-ups, treason, and Turkey’s slaughter of Syrian Kurds.

In broad daylight. #KurdsBetrayedByTrump

Richard Engel discusses trump's move in Syria

and what it means to the Kurds.

i laughed so hard.

i watch morning joe if at all on youtube after it airs. they trolled trump so hard this morning it was hilarious. Joe was screeching and gloating and Mika just kept dropping in, "A Fox News poll" then they had 2 commentators both who mentioned the poll and one of whom asked for it to be brought up on the screen.

i laughed and laughed. i as a rule do not like joe scarborough, but i fucking loved him and the whole crew this morning.

i hope trump shit his diaper watching that.

Republicans HATE

not having the majority as much as i hate them. they'll run out the clock, lie brazenly about the Mueller report, do any fucking thing to try to keep the truth from the American people. point of order. parliamentary. take the roll. making them take vote after vote that they know very well they will lose, because the point to make sure the truth does not get heard.

Unamerican assholes.
motherfuckers.
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