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penske212
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 7:14:13 PM

After having so many people admire my pictures on my profile someone suggested a "Pets" topic. Gas Buddy suggested I start it here. Here goes!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 4:45:37 PM

A female white German Shepard, a male Himalayan cat, and a beta fish named "Jimmy".

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 4:15:45 PM

Hello all:

Just snowed an inch last night. Still quiet cold out though.

Enjoy your day!!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 3:40:17 AM

Last night, Ritalin followed me down the hall. When I got to my BFF's bedroom, she kept thumping her tail against the door. The BFF woke up to see what the commotion was.

Tiger was fine at the veterinarian's office. They checked his testicles and commented that one of them wasn't yet descended but it should be shortly. Tiger got three vaccinations, one in each hip and one in the right shoulder. Every time they poked him, he tried to get back in the relative safety of the cat carrier. He's going in to be neutered and to get his second round of vaccinations in a few weeks.

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 12:45:37 AM

disappointed howdy y'all..

is it against the law to shoot a weatherdude when he says up to 10" of snow, and all we have to this point is about 1" of snow, some sleet, and a bunch of freezing rain ; (

DJ says "arf, woof"..

have a great Thursday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 12:50:57 AM

heyyyyyy y'all:

our basically snowless winter ended today..not much to brag about, but we got 2", which made some nice snow cream, and according to the NWS, after a high of 47° tomorrow the temps will crash, and overnight Wednesday til around noon on Thursday, we will have snowfall round 2, with an accumulation total of 3-6"..and on Sunday, we could get hit a third time..excuse me for not believing any of those forecasts-til they happen anyway-hehe..

DJ wasn't as thrilled this time, cause she couldn't slide on the driveway like she could when it sleeted last week..DJ does say "arf, woof" too all..

have a great Wendesday 2s and 4s ; )
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 12:57:03 AM

howdy all..

we had 2 days in the mid 50s..today winter returned, and once again, snow was in the forecast but never arrived..bummer, you say ??-but nooooooo, there is snow in Tuesday's forecast also, so the weatherdude has two chances to get it wrong..and another chance on Thursday too..

DJ is fine and dandy-currently she is upstairs bombed out-lol..

have a great Tuesday 2s & 4s..



[Edited by: 10k at 2/24/2015 12:58:24 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:04:47 AM

Sneakers:

sounds like you are the pet taxi this week..hope Tiger and you are ok..

sounds like Rocky got lucky for a few days, but i know how important those vaccines are..DJ will go in on her 2nd birthday-March 3, for her "wellness exam"..

good luck to Callie and Tommy also..

hope all 2s and 4s have a great Monday..40° here, with rain/snow-sighhhh..
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 2:31:47 AM

I'm going to be busy ferrying pets to the veterinarian this week.

Tiger goes back for an illness recheck Wednesday afternoon. He sneezes occasionally but so do I.

Rocky goes in for preventive care Saturday morning. He was supposed to have his vaccines just when things got hot and heavy moving into the house. I completely forgot about it.

Callie and Tommy also need to go in.



[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 2/22/2015 2:32:31 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 12:34:18 AM

good evening GM..

GM: every coupla days sounds like a great plan..hope you're doing ok ; )

oh yes, i got a mess-today we tore out those shattered water lines, and removed all that wet, dripping insulation..surprisingly, the lights burned today-i guess they just needed to dry out..we got the overhead water line installed, and ran the other lines, but didn't have time to finish..tomorrow we should be able to finish, and hope that line was the only prob..i will be crestfallen if there is another leak underneath the house ; (

the last post i see from mags was on February 3-hmmmm..

have a great Sunday 2s and 4s..


[Edited by: 10k at 2/22/2015 12:34:54 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 12:18:43 PM

Good afternoon all:

Hope all of you are well, I like coming back every couple of days to see what's going on with all of you and your wonderful pets.

Take care of yourself penske.

10k: I know you have a mess to clean up.

Haven't seen mags on for a while.

take care 2's and 4's
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 12:29:44 AM

Sneakers: lol on the headbutter..good ol' Rocky-always under the bed ; )

today i had a water line burst in the ceiling of my utility room-oh what a mess..i currently have no water, and the extent of the damage may make several attempts to locate ; (

have a great Saturday 2s & 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 3:41:09 AM

Tommy got up and he's in my lap now. He's a big headbutter!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 3:36:33 AM

Current status of my menagerie:

Callie the calico cat is sleeping in a box in the spare bedroom that's carpeted. (I've got two spare bedrooms, one is carpeted and the other just has a concrete slab. My handyman AJ wants to put laminate in the spare bedroom because it's easier to clean.)

Rita Lynn the German Shepherd puppy is sleeping in her dog bed.

Rocky the miniature collie is sleeping where he always sleeps, under my BFF's bed.

Tiger the white and tan kitten is sleeping in what is usually my seat on the recliner.

Tommy the black and white cat is sleeping on the floor in the spare bedroom that's carpeted.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:41:22 AM

howdy penske:

woohoo-cane lady..you can beat people with that thing too, ya know-lol..it's great to hear you are weight bearing with hardly any pain ; )

i guess you're glad you didn't listen to me, and not have the surgery-hehe..i'm glad you had it since you are doing so good ; )

record low of 6° or lower overnight, and a record low high of 21° tomorrow-with wind..possible snow late Saturday also-sighhh..i think i'm ready for 60°..

have a great Friday 2s and 4s..


[Edited by: 10k at 2/20/2015 12:41:52 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 8:15:58 AM

Hi ! 10k - I can walk really well with my cane! I am weight baring on my rights side. My hip doesn't hurt hardly at all! There's some things that are good!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 1:34:31 AM

howdy GasMiser, penske..

GM: we got more snow tonight also, but it was nowhere near 3"..it was a shame too, cause the flakes were those big ol' fat wet snowflakes..hope you enjoy yours ; )

penske: sorry to hear about your setback and especially those four days in the hospital..reading your list of what is wrong begs to ask the question, what is right ??..we had more snow tonight, but just enough to cover the spots where the sleet had melted..DJ actually loved playing in, and eating the sleet-her outdoor water buckets are frozen solid, so she's only getting water by eating sleet, or drinking it when she's in the house..

have a great Thursday 2s and 4s..

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 1:23:55 PM

Hi everyone. Sorry, I had a bit of a setback and was in the hospital for the last 4 days. I am going to copy from another post what exactly was wrong. I went in to the ER with pain on my non-operated side near my outer left chest wall. They told me this was directly related to having my hip replacement surgery.

They sent me home with oxygen. My percentage dropped to 83% while walking off it, which was low enough to have it covered by insurance. I went through all of my radiology reports and the list is staggering. DVT in rt. external iliac, common femoral, femoral, popliteal, posterior tibial, & perineal vein. Extensive clot in right main pulmonary artery w/ extensions into the right upper lobar artery, right descending pulmonary artery, left descending pulmonary artery. Trace bilateral pleural effusions, greater in left. Patchy atelectasis in both lungs. Multiple segmental and sub segmental emboli are in right and left upper and lower lobes, as well as probable linguist involvement. All that and my moderate sized saddle embolus of the pulmonary artery without acute corpulmonde.

Sorry some of you no doubt had some ice opposed to the snow I knowDJ and 10k would have preferred. We had a few inches. But the cold temperatures have been the worst. No body better be leaving their puppies out there for any length of time. Around here people get fined if pets are found outside and temp is below 20 degrees.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 9:59:23 AM

Good morning all.

Hope all is well with everyone, we got 3 inches of snow last night.

Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.

Time to go do the snow
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 12:46:37 AM

Sneakers: that's funny-the animals get filtered water, but if you drink water something is wrong-lol..DJ loves ice cubes-she just chomps 'em up into little pieces then leaves 'em to melt..i guess animals have strong jaws and teeth if they chomp ice cubes..

we had freezing rain last night, then it changed to sleet, with a little bit of snow-this morning we had a mess..the highways had not been salted or scraped..our mayor was not a happy camper..

have a great Wednesday 2s and 4s..

[Edited by: 10k at 2/18/2015 12:47:08 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 8:51:08 PM

I noted my BFF was watering the menagerie with filtered water from the fridge. The dogs will also sit there and lick ice cubes, Tiger will play with them but not lick them much. I commented about her giving the dogs filtered water. She asked if there was anything wrong with giving the pets filtered water. I didn't say "At least you aren't giving them BOTTLED WATER!" (which she has done).

BFF comments about me that something must be wrong if I'm drinking water.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 12:21:57 AM

howdy all..

weatherdude said 2-4" of snow today..precip finally came in after dark-as rain, freezing rain (it was 27° at that time)..it's been sleeting now for a coupla hours, and everything is covered, cause the ground was already frozen..it's 25° now-it would be nice for that sleet to change over to snow for the rest of the night ; )

hope everyone had a nice warm day ; )

have a great Tuesday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 12:26:44 AM

howdy GasMiser, Sneakers:

GM: i had a nice cold Valentine's Day-hope you did also..it was 32° here, and 29° today..ugly weather tomorrow afternoon-32 again, with snow, sleet, and freezing rain-ugh..

Sneakers: ain't nuttin' like a houseful of kitties, is there..you reckon Rocky likes the security of sleeping under the bed-he has a roof over his head-lol..i hope the meds are helping Tiger in his recovery ; )

have a great Monday 2s and 4s..we are gonna have some type of winter weather coming in this afternoon ; )
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 11:34:54 PM

On Feb 14, 2015 12:10:43 AM, 10k wrote:

>Sneakers: wow-you have a canine and feline zoo..and they all get along ??

Most of the time. Sometimes the kitties sleep with each other, sometimes they fight a little.

Rita Lynn wants to play with the kitties but the kitties respond negatively. Tiger definitely gets aggressive when he's perturbed.

>poor Rocky-sleeps under the bed, while everybody else has choice spots ; )

Rocky likes being under the bed. He's the only animal that can stay there when people are sleeping.

>it's amazing all the meds that are interchangeable with humans and pets..

There are a lot of veterinary-only antibiotics, particularly for livestock, so that antibiotic resistance can't spread from animals to humans. I was curious about the antibiotic that Tiger got so I looked it up. It's one that's only for cats and dogs.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 11:17:21 AM

Hello all:

Hope all had a great Valentines day.

Stayed warm it's below 0 here in Michigan today.

Have a great Sunday...
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 12:35:45 AM

howdy Driver..

welcome to the dog and cat pound where four leggers rule-lol..you think Ginger has passed her cold on to your hubby ??-hehe..by all means, play as much as possible with her, then you might be able to tell if she has arthritis, or not..she is still able to jump on the bed, right ??..

DJ says "brrrrr cold, maybe record cold, and maybe snow also"..and this is all.week.long.sighhhh..45mph wind gusts outside right now-wahhh..

have a great Sunday 2s and 4s..

[Edited by: 10k at 2/15/2015 12:36:33 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 1:05:11 PM

My cat, Ginger, is sleeping next to my husband who has a cold right now. She had been sneezing quite a bit a few days ago. I should logon here more often as you all post interesting things about your pets and/or their health. I think Ginger may be getting arthritis since it is getting harder for her to swiftly jump up on the bed. Either that or I need to give her more exercise by playing with her!
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Sneakers: wow-you have a canine and feline zoo..and they all get along ??..poor Rocky-sleeps under the bed, while everybody else has choice spots ; )

i totally understand about pushing pills down the throat of an animal..i could sneak up on Duke sometimes with a pill, but there is no sneaking up on DJ..it's amazing all the meds that are interchangeable with humans and pets..

have a great Saturday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 3:21:45 AM

Current status of my menagerie:

Callie the calico cat is sleeping in the cat carrier.

Rita Lynn the German Shepherd puppy is sleeping on the sofa.

Rocky the miniature collie is sleeping where he always sleeps, under my BFF's bed.

Tiger the white and tan kitten is sleeping in what is usually my seat on the recliner.

Tommy the black and white cat is sleeping on the sofa in the game room.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 12:20:36 AM

Tiger got three shots at the vet's office. He got a depot antibiotic (so much the better as I don't have to poke pills or drops down his unwilling throat) that works for 14 days, he got some meloxicam (used in human medicine as Mobic, I've had it before for arthritis pain) to reduce his fever until the antibiotic takes hold, and some fluid replacement as he also was having runny poops.

Right now, he's playing in his human daddy's home office. He got into a shoebox of Coke bottle caps for "My Coke Rewards" and started carrying them around in his mouth. Then he played with them like they were hockey pucks. He also started jumping in and out of an open filing cabinet.

He's sneezing a lot less and he's not blowing yellow snot out of his nose now.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 12:14:39 AM

well, we missed out on the snow again..it snowed west of us, in the mountains, and east of us in the northeastern part of NC and the northern OBX..there was extensive damage in some areas in the northern half of the OBX from a nor'easter, combined with the front from the northwest..

what we lacked in snowfall, we got in wind and falling temps..once more, the weatherdude promises what could be a major snowfall late Monday through Wednesday morning-same song, second verse..

DJ says "woof, arf" to all canines and felines ; )

have a great Friday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 12:27:06 AM

Sneakers: poor Tiger-has a cold and the BFF is sending him to the doc..good idea with the carrier, since he will be in the vet's office..good luck Tiger ; )

have a great Thursday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 10:02:21 AM

Tiger is going to go on another ride in the Escape this morning. He's got a cold and the BFF demands that he go to the vet. Except this time he will be in a cat carrier because he squirms too much to be in a vet's office.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 12:48:49 AM

howdy penske..

advice taken and appreciated..DJ will now sit on her side..

have a great Wednesday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 3:26:55 PM

Howdy all my pet lover friends.

10k - just offering some advice, about the pets in cars. Cause we love our kids!
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penske: glad y'all missed the storm, especially if there was ice involved..nice points about riding pets around..i never thought about the air bag-sometimes DJ crawls in front of my steering wheel before i see her..hmmmm..

have a great Tuesday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 3:43:00 PM

Good afternoon all! Another bust of a storm, but it was supposed to be an ice event so we're glad that didn't happen either.

My cats like to ride in the car too, but they need to be in their carrier, which has a grated top, so they can see out all around. Quincy likes when the sun roof is open especially. He lays on his back in the carrier and looks up. They are too big for my lap, and I always worry about them getting under the pedals if they were loose in the car. Be glad you had an uneventful trip Sneakers, the airbag would most likely kill Tiger. When the carrier is on the front seat in my car, it is not enough weight to activate the airbag to come on so they would never deploy. That makes me feel a whole lot happier.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 1:02:43 AM

howdy GM, Sneakers..

GM: i have to agree with you-Tiger was on the prowl today-lol..

Sneakers: musta been great to have one of your "kids" ride with you today-and even try to drive..i love that "tiger in my tank and a tiger on my lap."..poor Tiger-had to dig through old fast food bags just to eat-lol..

have a great Monday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 3:23:07 PM

Hello all,

Sneakers: sounds like tiger had a great ride.
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This morning, I had a stack of letters ready to be mailed. I decided to take them to the Post Office figuring that they could get off early Monday afternoon as I had some that I wanted to be halfway across the country by Friday. I also wanted to make a big loop through the area to get my daily gas prices.

Tiger went out the front door when I went out the front door. Tiger followed me to the Escape. I hopped in the Escape and Tiger was right behind me. So, I decided Tiger would ride shotgun while I got gas prices.

Tiger was generally a very well behaved passenger but he put his paws on the steering wheel part of the time. He also got in my lap. I wondered what would happen if the airbag went off but the trip was uneventful.

I did a number of stations including three Exxon stations. I had a tiger in my tank (the local Exxon is usually the cheapest in the area) and a tiger on my lap.

When I had three stations left to go before I got back home, Tiger started meowing and kept meowing all the way home. I think he wanted something to eat because he was in the old fast food bags that end up in the passenger footwell.

When Rocky the dog is a passenger, he shakes but he'll hop up in the Escape on his own. On the other hand, Tiger was purring until he was meowing.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 12:55:07 AM

howdy GasMiser, penske..

GM: 40 year old son in August, eh-congrats to you and your son..memories of years that flew by-sighhhh..

penske: my mom says tyty..so little Checkers was three in January ??-did he have a white birthday ??-hehe..

DJ will celebrate her second birthday on March 3rd..

have a great Sunday 2s and 4s ; )
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 4:38:21 PM

Hello all:

penske Happy Birthday to Checkers

10k I think your right about rowing in the same boat. Our son will be 40 August 24th.

mags hope the snow for you has slowed...
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 11:30:11 AM

I wanted to say that too, belated birthday greetings to everybody's mom or daughter. Checkers, btw just turned three in the end of January. All 14 pounds of him.

[Edited by: penske212 at 2/7/2015 11:30:49 AM EST]
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howdy penske and GasMiser..

penske: pain is mama nature's way of saying "you're mine..E-hehehe"..hopefully it will diminish soon..good for you and the cats-R & R (rest and read)..good luck with your surgeon..apparently your snow went north-to bad it couldn't have sank down to my yard, cuz today woulda been a great day for it-37°, cloudy, and very little wind..

GM: happy birthday to your daughter-woohoo..speaking of age, my son was 37 on October 26th..i think we are rowing in the same boat-lol..tyty for mom's birthday greetings..

have a great Saturday 2s & 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 5:14:03 PM

Good afternoon all my 2 &4 legged friends, and GasMizer, greetings and welcome aboard! I'm Hanging in there. Some annoying pain and some reoccurring plantar fasciitis to muck up my recovery but nothing too terrible. No body was due to visit today so the cats and I stayed in bed until about noon. I was reading and it was hard to put the book down. We go back to the surgeon on Thursday. It will be good to get out. We haven't had much snow but they predicted a storm the last two weeks and they never turn out to be anything and they are predicting another one for this Monday and Tuesday. I will be glad to have winter over!
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 12:14:08 PM

Hello everyone
Happy Birthday to your Mom today 10k, Today is my Daughter's birthday too she is 37 today. Hope that doesn't give my age away.
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 12:45:41 AM

hope everybody is doing fine, surviving the cold and snow..still no snow here-grrrrrr, but we're lookin' down at 15° Friday morning..and where is this 9" of snow we were told would be on the ground this morning ??..wahhhhhh..

y'all have a great Friday, especially the 2s and 4s ; )

my mom's 86th birthday is today, February 6th-you go mom ; )
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 12:10:22 AM

sighhhh..

we were like a sandwich today-it snowed north of us, and rained south of us..since mama nature didn't bring us the snow, she did at least let the sun shine on us ; )

hope all y'all north of me had a nice snowy day..hope all y'all south of us didn't get washed away..

DJ says "woof"

have a great Thursday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 12:26:09 AM

mags: we wasted a perfectly good snow chance last night-that was one evilly cold wind-brrrrr..looked like a snowman plowing eh ??-lol..is Haley helping ??..

have a great Wednesday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 5:21:11 PM

Hi 10K how you and the pup doing, I am watching the white stuff coming down again 2-3 more inches. You know if it weren't so cold out I could enjoy it more. Yesterday it was so windy I looked like the snow man plowing! LOL If I could I would send it down to ya, with lots of hugs. Take care my 2 and 4 legged friends I have to shovel out Haily's spot again!
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 12:52:11 AM

gimme gimme all that snow-Terry (me) luvvvvzzzzz snow-i got a friend in Michigan who got 11", and they ain't sharing-wahhhh..

mags: but y'all are missing the point with all that snow: 1) you build a snowman, then use food coloring in a spray bottle to make each part of it diffy colors, and 2) use the fresh snow to make snow cream-it's sooooooo gooodddd ; )

GM: 13.5" ??-wow..i'll take it all-snow cream for a week ; ) i can picture Cleo now with that shovel full of snow..Duke luvvved that also, and he loved to burrow down into the snow drifts..wow-you got a wife that helps dig out ??..the wife i had believed in letting it melt, whether it was 1" or 10", so i did all the shoving myself..

have a great Tuesday 2s and 4s..
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 11:53:55 PM

Hi 10K believe me when I say you are not missing a thing when it comes to snow! LOL Hello Gasmizer I hear your pain, we received 1 inches and a lot of drifting. Its horrible on the back but getting old is not for sissy's! LOL Hey you animal lovers out there take it easy love what you have and stay warm, I am so tired right now I feel like a baby falling asleep in their high chair snicker snicker. Wish that I were that young especially on days like this!:)
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