General Discussion, Sunday, February 26, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Good, no over here yet, I can sneak in and polish off the chocolate chip ice cream

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  2. texan59 says:

    Sleep well my friends. Coffee up when y’az get ready for the battle. Yet. today should be a day of rest.

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    California, of course…

    AB250: Democrat Bill to β€œSend a Poor Person to the Beach”β€”NOT a Joke

    http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/ab250-democrat-bill-to-send-a-poor-person-to-the-beach-not-a-joke/

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    • Sharon says:

      Oh, for stupid.

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        Next up: “Send a poor person to Hawaii”. The bill is undoubtedly being written as we speak.

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        • amwick says:

          How about “cruises for the poor”? Anyway, I have been on a couple trips where there were groups of mentally handicapped adults, that someone has treated to a cruise. They looked like they were having a blast. That seemed like a very, very nice thing to do.

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          • Okay, mentally handicapped I’m okay with if that’s a thing. It does seem like a nice thing to do.

            No cruises for the poor. If they can’t pay their way they don’t need to go on any taxpayer’s dime. I’m tired of “poor people” in this country having more then the middle class!

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            • amwick says:

              I used to have a retirement job, driving for a company that provided transportation for seniors, and welfare people… The seniors could schedule a trip(shared) for $.50 welfare recipients got free transportation to all their free medical appointments. The funny thing is it cost the company more than $.50 to do the accounting for the fare,,, but it was a matter of pride for the seniors. They wanted to pay. I always enjoyed driving the seniors.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              “they don’t need to go on any taxpayer’s dime.” That goes for everybody.

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        • Sharon says:

          Yes.

          The concept of acknowledging, “There are things I would like to do that I can’t afford to do, and therefore I will not expect to them” has long disappeared into the smoky ruins of personal ethics. About two-three generations ago, I would estimate.

          Fifteen years ago I was program director for a ‘seniors program’ (not poverty-related, only age-related) in our small Minnesota town. I almost didn’t take the job because it was a ‘non-profit’ (which just means using other people;s money to do the job) – anyway, I took the job.

          At of the state meetings, other program directors were arguing for more and more and more grant-gifts to the seniors (just because they were seniors) in terms of covering living costs, and I raised the question, “Where does it stop? Seriously. Where does it stop?”

          If you can make an argument for the out of pocket or OTC meds, then why does that same argument not apply to their bath towels? Or their bedding?

          And I pointed out specifically the issue in this link – “What if we decide they can’t afford a vacation? Where does it stop?”

          The other program director got very angry at me, claiming I was distorting her reasoning.

          Of course, I was not.

          I was simply extending it to the logical conclusion.

          Funny how that doesn’t go over so wello when groupthink rules.

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          • Menagerie says:

            About the time of the Fluke fiasco, I was following the conversation of a rather distant relative on Facebook. This young woman was advocating for fre birth control and free tampons. I just don’t know where the brainpower of the human race went, but we have to be dumber than we used to be.

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            • Apparently the young woman you were dealing with did not have a stake in the game.

              Fluke infuriated me, simply because she was going to $30,000/year (at least) Georgetown while I was at the time still at my local commuter college and working two jobs. She can kiss my backside.

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          • joshua says:

            that is what happened to the public school system too.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Hm. Would this be considered “a genocide plan” for a certain group? Guess who comes from the inner cities and can’t swim?

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    • joshua says:

      gives new meaning to a resort named “sandals”…..

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  5. amwick says:

    The sun finally spilled into my sunroom.. πŸ™‚

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    • amwick says:

      49 here in Myrtle Beach,,,, 73 in the sunroom. πŸ™‚

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      • stella says:

        It’s cold here again in Michigan, but the sun is shining brightly!

        I heard back from the breeder. She will reserve a puppy for me, and will send pics later today.

        Am I doing the right thing, taking on a puppy at my age? I so want to do this, but is it right?

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          Morning Stella, No Sun here, heavy overcast………and Yes you are doing the right thing….

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Since you asked. I think you need a doggie companion. She won’t replace Stella, but she will add to your life. I selfishly got an older dog because I didn’t want to deal with potty training in an apartment. If you are worried about someone taking care of her if you can’t manage later on, choose somebody and set it up beforehand.

          A couple that live here never had a dog, but her elderly mother was lonely after her father died. So, they got her a little dog. She enjoyed the dog so much, then after several years, she got sick and died so the daughter and SIL kept the dog. They were a little concerned about taking on the responsibility, but they just love having him. He is really enriching their lives.

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        • lovely says:

          I’m so happy for you Stella. Are you doing the right thing? You have an empty spot in your heart that want to fill and share that love with a new puppy who will be given a beautiful life of pampering and exceptional care with you, you will share many many happy years together, sounds right to me.

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        • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

          A new puppy will keep you so busy, but there’s nothing like a baby raise! It will be good for you both.

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        • amwick says:

          It is not healthy to walk around with a hole in you heart. You are ready now to take care of that, don’t waste a single minute. I am so happy for you. Remember puppy breath? Remember little fat tummies?

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        • joshua says:

          absolutely…the puppy will always know you and get ALL your special love, and they do not stay puppies all that long…We got a really tiny dachs girl like that, and she was part of everything we did…..your age is not so important to a new puppy, but if you are worried about the puppy outliving you, get a breed with a specific rescue group that will take the dog as a senior animal and get it placed in a safe loving forever home….but do not deny yourself the joy of one of God’s special companions he made just for us….oops…I got all wordy and wisey there…..do what works for you…you have great instincts.

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          • stella says:

            Thank you, joshua! The breed I am selecting is very easy to place, if that is needed down the road. They are beautiful and sweet natured, good hunting dogs, and great family pets.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        We done gotbto 40 last night and as March is right around the corner I’m bettin’ that’s the end of the ‘cold’ weather. These last few days with highs in the low to mid 80s but with low sun angles have been super.

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  6. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  7. Truth hurts:

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  8. Howie says:

    Not looking good.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      And there you are, what I deal with except mine is on a much smaller scale. Looks like the concrete spillway was undercut and collapsed. State will probably blame it on anything that will deflect blame away from them while, had it been a private owner, it would all be due to the owners ignorance.

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  9. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  10. czarowniczy says:

    Last night’s Mardi Grad crash is starting to winnow out. Drunk driver is 25-year old male and it looks like he will ve thin pickings for the tort lawyer crowd. Still no spin from his side, no defense lawyer to be seen yet but if he’s looking for a public defender he’s in for a wait as the state only has about 20% of the public defenders it needs….not enough $$$$$ to hire them.
    Seems what saved the situation was the driver hit a garbage truck and that slowed him down before he nailed the crowd more worser. Body count sits at 28 injured with 21 opting for a trip to the hospital, had that trash truck not been there there’d be dead bodies in the mix.
    Msyor gave his usual BS ‘say something just because he feels the need’ speech, saying he’ll look at closing the opposite side of major streets while parades are ongoing (don’t bet on it). Most telling was not a word from him as to cracking down on drunk drivers during Carnival, most likely as being totally-sotted-s@@tfaced during the entire Carnival season is not only a sacrament but a mainstay in the city’s funding.

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Flying with FiFi. Much of the $$$$ necessary to rebuild and maintain FiFi came from the Midland/Odessa area where the CAF was headquartered forever.

    http://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/b-29-takeoff-filmed-from_cockpit-x.html

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  12. stella says:

    Puppies with mom (left) and grandma (right).

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    • shiloh1973 says:

      That is a lot of puppies! Maybe one of each color Stella.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Pretty doggies. πŸ™‚

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    • They are gorgeous!!! ❀

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    • Sharon says:

      Mama really looks like your Stella, doesn’t she? Just beautiful – can’t wait to see your take-home choice –

      In my ignorance, I ask – are those on grandma nursing or just cuddling?

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I wondered, too.

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      • stella says:

        I think she (Josie) does look like Stella, but most of that color look pretty much alike.

        I think grandma is just cuddling, although grandma is only four years old and had a litter a few months ago.

        The breeder has three females of breeding age, doesn’t breed them until age 2, then twice, two years apart, after which they are ‘fixed’. She has a total of six dogs right now (plus the puppies). She sounds like a true lover of her dogs, they live with the family in the house, and she is quite concerned about where her puppies are going. She has already sent me masses of pictures, and will continue to update week by week.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Yeah, those are breeders you want to deal with. I remember having to get vetted for Zauber, including my vets getting letters. We had contracts to sign with non-breeding agrements. Breeder stayed at the Detroit airport until the pkane he was on took off and called me so we could be at the NOLA airport to get him as soon as he landed.
          I would love another GSD but, asI said, someone keeps arranging otherwise…

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          • stella says:

            This breeder has sent me quite a few pics of all of her dogs, and about 20 texts discussing and asking questions. She won’t let her dogs go to a home where the dog doesn’t live in the house with the family, or where they don’t have a fenced yard or other area to run.

            This might interest you. She advises not “fixing” your dog until after age one. This came up because I told her Stella had ccl (ligament) surgery on one leg and damage to the other rear leg. There is increased risk of ccl problems later in life, as well as hormonal imbalance issues, in dogs that are neutered prior to one year of age. I since found info on line about this, and it appears legitimate. I’m thinking about it.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I think that sounds reasonable. I have had some concern about fixing animals so young now,

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Agreed totally. Your spaniel is a medium sized dog and won’t have finished its growth until at least 12 months. Those doggie hormones have a function in growth and I don’t like messing with Mother Nature. A responsible owner can keep his/her dog from making unwanted new dogs until the ‘time’ comes.

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          • stella says:

            She also told me that she will spend about 1-1/2 hours with me on the day I pick up the pup, going over paperwork etc. I vaguely remember doing that with Stella too. I will visit the breeder (since she is local) in a few weeks to see the dogs in person. She won’t release the puppies until they are eight weeks old (which makes perfect sense).

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Seems like you got a good/legit one. Bring your vet’s phone number for her so she can…pun not intended..vett you. I found also saying you’ll clear it with the vet for her to call and see how the pup’s progressing eases the breeder’s mind.

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    • amwick says:

      Squèeeeeeeèe!

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    • joshua says:

      101 puppies

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    • czarowniczy says:

      In the last 35 years Czarina and I have bought exactly one dog, Zauber. Every other dog or cat, and there has ben a ton of them, just show up.
      First dog we had together just saw us one day while we were out on a walk and stayed with us for the next 17 years. He died while we were building up here and, about three months after we moved in with Z as our only dog…Daisy shows up at our mailbox. Three years later, just before Zauber passed, I found BD 95% dead by the side of the road. Two years ago puppy Cherchez is at the same msilbox and last summer Lucky is in a box in the middle of the road.
      That doesn’t count cats, they just move in and make themselves at home and everyone just flat gets along.
      I flat forgot what it’s like to shop for a dog, someone keeps delivering them to us on acregular basis like Nutrisystem..

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      • stella says:

        I never bought a dog before getting Stella, but I always wanted a Brittany. I will never regret it, I must say. I have had mongrels that were great dogs, and one other pedigreed dog, a dachshund, when I was five years old.

        When you live in the country, that is what happens. I remember my mother constantly taking in cats.

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        • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

          I’ve never bought a dog, other than adoption fees from a shelter. I have bought 2 Persian kitties in the last 25 years.
          I now have a kitty that I’m taking to the vet for shots next week. I wasn’t sure he would survive this long.
          Last Christmas, a pitiful black cat showed up on my front porch that looked so awful, I started to call him “Zombie”. But I thought that was cruel, so we called him “Boo”.
          He looked like he had been either hit by a car, or savaged by a coyote. He smelled like a dead thing, and I was in no position (financially) to take someone else’s cat to the vet. I really thought he would just die, but I gave him some food and water, and let him sleep on the porch in an old dog bed.
          He now seems a lot better, and he is really affectionate. He’s solid black with pretty green eyes, but his mouth is all jacked up, and can’t meow much. He just sort of hisses. He also still stinks a bit, but not as bad. I hope the vet doesn’t charge a lot, because my hubby wants to take him to be put down.
          I’d appreciate a little prayer for poor Boo, that he isn’t totally hopeless.Thankx ya’ll! You guys are the best!

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        • joshua says:

          our lakehouse is a secluded circle of houses, many permanent residents…constant animal dumping…we just plan for flea control and fence in our area to prevent conflicts…but the worse are cat dumpers, as cats can life as ferals and make tons of babies…there is a push to catch, spay and release the females back to prevent additional ferals from being conceived and the population reduced. animal shelter charges 35 bucks to take an animal in, and dumping costs a couple of gallons of gas in the car….

          My last and latest doggie was dumped at 5 weeks old at a Valero filling station over Memorial Day….I took him home with me, and now he is a loved family member…turned out to be an Australian Cattle Dog…full of life, and loves our female dachs…they have become a hoot to watch as he tried to “herd” her….sure…dachs don’t herd…..

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          • amwick says:

            DH and I had a mini pin…She died in my arms and we talked about getting another dog for a long time. He thought a small Jack Russell Terrier would be perfect… We discussed names, more than once, and he wanted Stella, after the dog on the Red Shoe Diaries. Long story short, Dh was a dog trainer and had clients etc…. one of them had rescue Jacks, and her friend was a private breeder,,, who had the perfect puppy…. It was a bit older, 3 1/2 months but the best pup ever… the breeder wanted Dh’s client to have this sweet young dog…The only big issue was that the puppy already had a strange name,,,, and you guessed it.. her name already was Stella…. It was fate.. or angels… πŸ™‚

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          • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

            Lol! I have a Border Collie, so I know about herding! I think your Dachs are like my grand daughter, she would get so mad she just stomped her feet, but that dog made sure she went nowhere!

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      • amwick says:

        I really like the name Daisy for a small dog… with a lot of white… πŸ™‚

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        • czarowniczy says:

          That was Czarina’s call. She said she’d always wanted a dog named Daisy. As for Daisy, as long as she get three hots and a cot plus lotsa petting she doesn’t care what you call her.

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          • amwick says:

            I was thinking about that this morning,,, before I read your comment… sweet…

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            My doggie is a rescue. They told me her name was NeNe. She never would answer to it. I even asked people who speak Spanish how they would say it. So after a couple of weeks I change it to Foxy because of her coloring. She started answering to it in a day. I have no clue what that was about.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Did you use the new name while feeding, petting or giving her positive attention? I really don’t think dogs have names for each other, I believe they just learn to associate that particular vocalization with something positive. Daisy and BD had ‘names’ prior to ending up here but adapted to their new ones overnight. I can yell ‘Calvin Coolidge’ and havecat least two show up.

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  13. texan59 says:

    Ms. Clinton, the Younger, does not seem to have a good grasp of exactly how to snark properly on teh Tweeter. Bless her heart. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/326799-chelsea-clintons-epic-fail-shot-at-rex-tillerson/

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  14. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    I just saw this floating around on Facebook and thought I’d pass it along.

    If I were in the states I’d send at least 5-10 postcards to the President so that the target is reached. Considering how much flack he receives, I think this is a nice gesture. Here’s the post:

    “Trumpsters are sending a card of encouragement or Thank You to Trump. All of us are mailing them on the same day, March the 15th.

    Hank Aaron holds the record for the most fan mail at 900,000, we want to set a new record, we want to send witty, bright messages and thank you’s, about our country, and what we want President Trump to accomplish.

    You can use an unlined 5×7 card, post card, or just a regular card.
    Mail them on March the 15th to:

    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20500

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  15. ZurichMike says:

    Can’t identify today’s photo, but also looks like something from the Amalfi coast, to go with the Cathedral of St. Andrew posted previously.

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  16. joshua says:

    the Texas wrestling kid is going to come up loser in a short arms contest though….

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  17. auscitizenmom says:

    Stella, have you watched Monarch of the Glen. They have the series at Netflix. It is about a young man whose father tricks him into coming back to his home and wants him to become the next Monarch. I really enjoyed several seasons of the show, until the guy who plays the Monarch decided he didn’t want to do it anymore. It is in Scotland, in a town where there was absolutely nothing to do and the weather was ALWAYS cold and damp.

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    • stella says:

      I DID watch that entire series and enjoyed most of it; I agree that the last bunch weren’t very good. Remember when his father died (blew himself up, if I remember correctly)? I really liked the mother, and Lexie.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        The mother was played by Susan Hampshire. She is so beautiful, has such a sweet voice, and moves so beautifully. If you look her up, you will find she has been in all kinds of things, including the Forsyte Saga. And, yes, I liked the Dawn Steele, the woman who played Lexie, too. And, I adore Richard Briers, who was the older Monarch.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I am watching Them! After I wrote that last post, I looked up and there was James Arness. My heart did a little flip. I always loved him, especially after I read about what he did during the war and how he limps because of an injury in the war.

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          Mom, you don’t remember this, cause your too young, John Wayne gave James Arness the introduction to Gunsmoke. Gunsmoke was considered an adult western, the themes and Ms.Kittys low cut dress………

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Yes, I am old enough to know that now. And, when I was a about 12 we used to play Gunsmoke and I always got to be Miss Kitty. The reason was I was the only one mature enough to wear the formal gown that a friend’s mother gave us to play in. An orange tree was our stagecoach and doubled as Matt Dillon’s office. The only thing I knew about Miss Kitty was that she was pretty, got to wear beautiful dresses, and loved Matt Dillon.

            James Arness was in at least a couple of John Wayne movies. Did you know he was a war hero in WWII? He got a Purple Heart. I believe he lost part of his foot, or at least it was injured and he had a lot of operations on it. This caused him to limp sometimes. I noticed that when he was in Gunsmoke.

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  18. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  19. jeans2nd says:

    Since it is late and no one will read this, a small piece of hope –
    Seems Kim Dotcom escaped extradition from NZ to the U.S. on copyright infringement. Dotcom is being extradicted to the U.S. for RICO charges.
    Am thinking Clintons here. Where there’s a will there’s a way.

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  20. stella says:

    Melania Trump chooses the theme Β΄SpringΒ΄s RenewalΒ΄ for tonightΒ΄s Governors Ball which takes place during the Oscars

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4262140/Melania-picks-Spring-s-Renewal-Governors-Ball-theme.html

    Tonight marks first lady Melania Trump’s first big hosting gig, as the White House throws the annual Governors Ball.

    The theme of the dinner will be ‘Spring’s Renewal,’ the White House announced today, adding that the executive mansion has ‘come to life, gleaming with the dazzling, senorial experience of eternal spring.’

    Melania Trump added that ‘the scents of jasmine and roses fill the air as we give thanks for this great nation and the glory of renewal.

    ‘I am proud to invite all the governors to the White House for this important annual event,’ the first lady said in a statement. ‘Tonight, we come together as one Nation, leaving political labels and partisan interests behind.’

    The ball will take place at the same time as the Academy Awards.

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  21. texan59 says:

    If any of your lib friends are all happy about the way the DNC chairman race went, you might want to remind them of some of Mr. Perez’s “issues”.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/just_how_bad_is_tom_perez.html

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Tex, if you and I did this crap, we would be publicly shamed. This guy and other walk around and proud of what they have accomplished……… what a tool…..or POS!

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  22. shiloh1973 says:

    I have had a very terrible day. I have two cats and a dog. The dog is/was four years old. They were all suffering from ear mites. I used medication on the two cats, and while tying to treat the dog, he attacked me. He tore up both of my hands, and I had to body block him as he went for my throat. On my way to the hospital I called my neighbor to put the dog down. He missed and now the dog is in the wind. He had never shown aggression before. He was the love of my life. I am in a severe amount of pain and my heart is breaking. I don’t know if he is alive or dead, or suffering. Please say a prayer if you could. My two cats are stressing, because they were all very close. Also please excuse any typos, my hands are not working very well right now.

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  23. amwick says:

    Dear Lord, please watch over Shiloh1973, in this terrible time.

    Oh, I am so very sorry.

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  24. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    Praying for you, Shiloh. Sometimes things happen and we’ll never figure out the why.

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