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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 5:21:28 PM PDT
oldreader says:
@Nospin, that is an excellent idea. It is just like the one our doctor used after surgery on his leg due to auto accident. He would ride around in the office without a problem while his knee rested on the 'bike' as he called it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 6:14:15 PM PDT
That's so cool! (Pun not intended) :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 6:18:26 PM PDT
I've got some swarovski crystals and crystal glue. We can totally bedazzle it. ^.^

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 6:35:18 PM PDT
Panger says:
One of are dogs is getting older and really shows it. We now have to sometimes help her get up on her feet because she is getting so stiff in her hind legs. I am dreading the time that is coming. It is especially hard because we are the one, with vet, that decide when that time is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 6:41:00 PM PDT
Tyger0902 says:
Yes, they have. Problem with the knee walker is I would have to use my left leg to move around which is worthless much more so than the right which is the one that is injured. Permanent nerve damage below the knee plus weak muscles on the left (reason I needed the leg lifter).

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 6:53:34 PM PDT
Suze says:
Hi Panger,

It's hard to feel happy watching this happen! You don't know if it would be better if you just find them gone some morning. I can't imagine saying goodbye to her and having it happen right then. I've had dogs my whole life, except right now, but Snickers is my first cat ever and I never knew I could feel so close to a pet!
What kind of dog is yours and how old? I'm here to listen if you want to talk about her and what this is like. Not fun, that's for sure!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 7:17:41 PM PDT
Panger says:
We have two dogs, one is a little over 13, she is a Border Collie mix. The other is a lab/retriver mix and she is a little over 3. The older dog has her good and bad days. Once she is walking she does well but the other day she slipped while coming upstairs. Her eyesight is going and she seems to be developing selective hearing. Yet we can tell life is still good for her.
I have had one cat. It was a wild cat that decided to adopt us while we were building our house. She moved into the trailer we lived in while we built the house and then moved into the house. One week a lot of animals disappeared around here, we think it was coyotes, and she was one of the animals that was gone. I cried and cried. She was not overly affectionate but she trusted us and I felt so bad.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 7:36:25 PM PDT
Hello, everyone :) I came to post some of my picks for the day - if anyone is interested. I haven't read through this thread in a bit, so I am off to do that. I hope to find that everyone is happy and healthy!!

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Cake Pops: Recipes & Tips for Perfect Cake Pops! Cooking
***I have never even had a "cake pop"***

Decadent, Sinful Quick Breads (In the Pantry Quick Breads) Cooking / Recipes
37 Quick Bread recipes
21 Curd, Custard, Sauce and Syrup recipes

30 Delicious Refrigerator Cake Recipes Recipes
Make mouth-watering, delicious cakes that require little to no baking in an oven! Best-selling author Lori Burke brings you 24 Refrigerator cakes that are fun and easy to prepare. In addition she includes recipes for 6 Refrigerator Poke cakes that require minimal baking but are fun to make and so delicious. That's a total of 30 crowd-pleasing recipes! If you love desserts that melt in your mouth and make you go "Mmmmmm" then this is the book for you!

Here's a sampling of just a few of the recipes in this book:

* Ambrosia Refrigerator Cake
* Banana Icebox Cake
* Brandy Refrigerator Cake
* Banana Split Poke Cake
* Chocolate Eclair Refrigerator Cake
* Coconut Refrigerator Poke Cake
* German Chocolate Icebox Cake
* Happy Holidays Refrigerator Cake
* Holy Cannoli Refrigerator Cake

'Lord God, here comes the devil.' Volume 3. True Stories of American Slave Encounters with the Ku Klux Klan. History
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(I actually got a warning from Amazon regarding inappropriate postings :/ I didn't realize the description of this book use of a word.....)

Soup recipes. Healthy nutritious and full of goodness

100 Year Old Recipes You Can Still Make Today: DRINKS FOR ALL AGES

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 5:25:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2012 5:28:25 AM PDT
Grammiam says:
Good morning everyone! Fed DH, packed his lunch, and now I get to sit with my SF latte and read the paper.

Death of the Couch Potato's Wife: A Suburban Suspense, Women Sleuths, Cozy Murder Mystery (Cozy Mysteries New Releases)


ETA... I am so leary of getting any of the cookbooks. I miss our experts. :-(. I don't want to contribute to the cut-n-paste experts out there.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 5:49:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2012 5:50:52 AM PDT
@ Suze - Be still and listen to your heart. I think you'll know when it is time to have the vet help your beloved Snickers move along. You'll have said all you need to say to her and had the last cuddle. Hold her paw as she gently moves along. IMHO I wouldn't want to find my pet gone. That occurrence would just destroy me. I'd rather be with my pet as he/she passes - same as I would any other loved one. ((((Hugs))) at this difficult time.

*edited to correct pronoun usage!

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 5:56:35 AM PDT
Arieswoman says:
I, too, miss our experts on cookbooks. Especially Grandma. :-(

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 6:25:22 AM PDT
Suze says:
Thanks for your kind words, Rahoo Tigaroo!

The heart of our family, my Dad died at the start of 1996. He was only 63. We got Snickers as a little kitten at the end of that year and she let happy life start again. My 2 boys were in the middle of their teens and she brought us all together, laughing at her silliness every day at a time when moms feel separated from their teenage kids.

I don't expect to ever feel this way again about an animal, but I am so grateful for her these last 16 years! We are the same spirit, her in cat form and me in human.

Ok, I better stop now. I know some will totally understand this, but others will think it's too weird. thanks again, Rahoo!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 6:26:55 AM PDT
Suze says:
@ Arieswoman

I miss Grandma too! I told her so, but I also told her I understand.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 6:39:34 AM PDT
Suze says:
@ Panger

That's so sad about your 1 cat! Isn't it neat how she chose to adopt you?

It is a decision about what quality of life they have...I've only had 1 dog we had to have put to sleep. Gumdrop, a Basset Hound was 13 and she stopped eating....wouldn't even eat canned cat food which she loved! She went to the bathroom in her bed one night and then couldn't get up. She told us it was time! Very sad, difficult thing to say Good-bye. You can let me know how things are going....I will understand!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 7:10:09 AM PDT
Arieswoman says:
I also told Grandma that I understood. I get emails from her blog!

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 7:48:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2012 7:49:51 AM PDT
Grammiam says:
I got this info from

For those that have an Amazon Rewards Visa, you can use promo code KINDLE40 during checkout and you'll get 40% off on the purchase of a Kindle (no ads) or Kindle with Special Offers and any Amazon accessories for Kindle on the same order, up to $100 total credit. You can combine two or more Kindles on the same order and get 40% off of each, up to that $100 limit per order or just get accessories only.

The Kindle with Special Offers works out to $47.40 using the discount. If you add the Kindle US Power Adapter (which no longer ships with the Kindle) to the same order, you only pay an extra $2, as you get both the 40% off discount ($8) and a $10 discount for purchasing both at the same time as the Kindle.


ETA... Note that the discount doesn't work on the Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle DX or Kindle Fire. Still, this is a great discount on the entry level Kindle, which works perfectly well for most people who only want to be able to read.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 11:08:35 AM PDT
Grammiam says:
Lost Girls (Black Ops). Follow up to
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Posted on Jul 31, 2012 11:42:10 AM PDT
B.J. says:
I don't mean to interrupt a conversation in progress, but I just wanted to mention my scooter. I was approved primarily because I had COPD and couldn't walk and breathe at the same time. In addition to that, I have neuropathy in legs and hands. Any med store can get them, but when I checked a few local stores, they just handed me a form and I was on my own. I'm not advertising, just telling you my case. I called the Scooter Store, and they took it from there. When I broke both my legs a year later, I felt like it saved my life. They come from Louisville or Knoxville (approx. 300) miles to service it, replace battery, do anything I need. I paid 20% of the cost of the scooter in very low monthly payments. With a few alterations to my house (ramp, remove one door) I can go in and out, even take my garbage down to the curb (wheeled garbage can). Maybe one would help you.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 11:59:14 AM PDT
Zoo Keeper says:
Hope you all don't mind my jumping in. Seeing some faces I've missed.
Been concerned about you Tyger0902 and your father.

I'm with B J on the scooter. The Scooter Store was great in getting Dad's scooter. And getting as much of it paid as possible. (He had great secondary ins in addition to Medicare) They spent all the time he needed in order to operate properly.
It might help you out, especially if you'd like to actually leave your town house once in a while. You could at least get outside on the porch, patio, yard, sidewalk, whatever you have, without worry of a fall. I'd see Dad "driving" around the yard, to the barn, down a gravel driveway to the mailbox. It has nice fat wheels so you can get around on less than ideal surfaces. (you know if he got around the barn it handles surfaces well)

Wishing you and your father the quickest recovery.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 1:12:20 PM PDT
Finding your pet gone is terrible. I found my buddy gone on my mom's birthday last year and it still hurts. I still don't know if I could consciously decide when to end it for him though. His downfall was so fast it never became an option.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 2:08:45 PM PDT
Suze says:
Hi Kitty,

How old was your buddy? I'm sure it was painful to find him! Did he get sick suddenly?

I'm assuming he's a cat, but I'm not sure. Do you have other pets?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 2:23:02 PM PDT
He was a 7 year old labrador. One late night his arthritis was acting up pretty bad so I made a note to give him something for it in the morning, then it got real hot and both it and his heartworms (we had treated him before, but they never left completely and the medicine caused him to be greatly depressed) flared up and he went under the house where it was cool, and then he died.

I still have my two cats, who will be eight this year and are as feisty as ever. They have definitely helped. Cats seem to know when you need them to be extra cute and snuggly.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 3:42:55 PM PDT
So sad about your lab.

I have had two cats die on Christmas Day when they were 18.
Years apart and unrelated to each other.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 4:17:21 PM PDT
Robin says:
Hi :-)

What a pleasant surprise! It is so nice to see familiar folks.

Thanks so much for starting this thread, EC.

Heading off to gather some books to post ;}

Take care, Robin

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 4:17:31 PM PDT
Thanks Nospin.

That's sad about your kitties. A terrible time to lose a dear friend.
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