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Reasons to be cheerful!

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4500 on: November 28, 2020, 06:59:30 PM »
Yesterday was Thanksgiving day for us here in the U.S. I thought of something that I'm truly thankful for. Actually, it is someone I'm thankful for. I don't know if any of you remember me mentioning Crystal in the past. We've kept in contact for several months now. Our friendship has blossomed into something extraordinary. I'm glad to have her in my life.

That's excellent news, Randy!


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4501 on: November 28, 2020, 07:03:09 PM »
So I adopted a new puppy. It arrived last night. :grin: :love:

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Her name is Joy.

One note to keep in mind: If she hasn't been spayed your vet may recommend spaying soon. That is not advisable, for the health of the dog. It's better to wait until after she's at least a year old. That means dealing with her first heat, which can be tiresome and requires extra care that she doesn't meet up with a ready suitor, but it's better for the dog.

"Health Risks of Early Spay/Neuter" | Dogs Naturally

Oh boy  ;D

I guess I'll have to add doggy panties to the shopping list in a few months.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4502 on: November 29, 2020, 01:20:40 AM »
So I adopted a new puppy. It arrived last night. :grin: :love:

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Her name is Joy.

One note to keep in mind: If she hasn't been spayed your vet may recommend spaying soon. That is not advisable, for the health of the dog. It's better to wait until after she's at least a year old. That means dealing with her first heat, which can be tiresome and requires extra care that she doesn't meet up with a ready suitor, but it's better for the dog.

"Health Risks of Early Spay/Neuter" | Dogs Naturally

Oh boy  ;D

I guess I'll have to add doggy panties to the shopping list in a few months.
Do they make such a thing?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4503 on: November 29, 2020, 02:10:37 AM »
You bet! One of my parent's friends had a toy poodle that weighed maybe 5 pounds. They never had her fixed, and whenever she came into heat, they had these diapers for her. Our Maltese "Daisy", when she got up to 18 YO had to wear diapers at night due to incontinence. Baby diapers with a tail hole, essentially. :lol: I would have put her down earlier, much as I loved that little girl. She was done long before my wife could let go. I thought about euthanizing her myself, given the suffering that I perceived that she was suffering. But if I had botched it, I'd be pretty damned mad at myself.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4504 on: November 29, 2020, 10:25:50 AM »
So I adopted a new puppy. It arrived last night. :grin: :love:

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Her name is Joy.

One note to keep in mind: If she hasn't been spayed your vet may recommend spaying soon. That is not advisable, for the health of the dog. It's better to wait until after she's at least a year old. That means dealing with her first heat, which can be tiresome and requires extra care that she doesn't meet up with a ready suitor, but it's better for the dog.

"Health Risks of Early Spay/Neuter" | Dogs Naturally

Oh boy  ;D

I guess I'll have to add doggy panties to the shopping list in a few months.
Do they make such a thing?



It's not too expensive, at least. :chin:
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I don't embrace your make believe
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4505 on: November 29, 2020, 10:30:49 AM »
You bet! One of my parent's friends had a toy poodle that weighed maybe 5 pounds. They never had her fixed, and whenever she came into heat, they had these diapers for her. Our Maltese "Daisy", when she got up to 18 YO had to wear diapers at night due to incontinence. Baby diapers with a tail hole, essentially. :lol: I would have put her down earlier, much as I loved that little girl. She was done long before my wife could let go. I thought about euthanizing her myself, given the suffering that I perceived that she was suffering. But if I had botched it, I'd be pretty damned mad at myself.

It's a tough decision.  :( With my last dog, a 13 yo German Shepherd, we waited too long until finally deciding to euthanise her. She had become paralysed and these huge bed sores opened up on her legs, despite us always picking her up, moving her and changing her position. She suffered a lot before we finally made the merciful decision to end it. If I could go back and change things I would have definitely not have let her suffer that much. Lessons learned for the dog I have now and those to come.
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I'm not a slave to greed
I don't embrace your make believe
I've never been for sale no matter what they think I need



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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4506 on: December 08, 2020, 10:53:10 PM »
It's nearly the holidays!  :ppe:
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4507 on: December 09, 2020, 12:44:57 AM »
It's nearly the holidays!  :ppe:
I love this time of year. I can't exactly participate in it now but I have my own traditions such as watching the various versions of "A Christmas Carol" before Christmas. I'll find someway to celebrate and enjoy. :)
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4508 on: December 09, 2020, 12:58:38 AM »
It's nearly the holidays!  :ppe:
I love this time of year. I can't exactly participate in it now but I have my own traditions such as watching the various versions of "A Christmas Carol" before Christmas. I'll find someway to celebrate and enjoy. :)

Me too, even though Christmas has no religious meaning to me, it's a special family holiday.
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I'm not a slave to greed
I don't embrace your make believe
I've never been for sale no matter what they think I need



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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4509 on: December 09, 2020, 02:20:37 PM »
It's nearly the holidays!  :ppe:
I love this time of year. I can't exactly participate in it now but I have my own traditions such as watching the various versions of "A Christmas Carol" before Christmas. I'll find someway to celebrate and enjoy. :)

Me too, even though Christmas has no religious meaning to me, it's a special family holiday.
When I think of the holidays I think of Santa, tree, and gifts. Deity's birthdays I don't recognize.
"Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happens." -- Homer Simpson
"Some people focus on the destination. Atheists focus on the journey." -- Barry Goldberg

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4510 on: December 09, 2020, 02:29:59 PM »
Holidaze are a bonding time for a decent chunk earthlings. Even those that are members of non abrahamic faiths, tend to revel in their merriment.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4511 on: December 09, 2020, 02:38:06 PM »
i dont do much for holidays. no traditions, no celebrations.

just another work day, generally with less traffic.


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4512 on: December 09, 2020, 02:48:02 PM »
Angela Merkel plans to lockdown Germany completely at X-Mas time. Our trip to my wife's mother now has to be cancelled  >:(.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4513 on: December 09, 2020, 02:53:54 PM »
It's just a ploy, she heard you're a real party animal!

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4514 on: December 09, 2020, 06:26:16 PM »
It's nearly the holidays!  :ppe:
I love this time of year. I can't exactly participate in it now but I have my own traditions such as watching the various versions of "A Christmas Carol" before Christmas. I'll find someway to celebrate and enjoy. :)

Me too, even though Christmas has no religious meaning to me, it's a special family holiday.
When I think of the holidays I think of Santa, tree, and gifts. Deity's birthdays I don't recognize.

Same.  :)
I lose myself infused in something more than what they've seen
I'm not a slave to greed
I don't embrace your make believe
I've never been for sale no matter what they think I need