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  1. Dear Cindy, Glad to see that the boys are both on nice looking trains again! Tuck and Justie, keep up the good work. There are lots of prayers hugs and good thoughts for all of you from me and Puddin. Here's a pair of cute Halloween pics I found last year (don't remember where) Hope you get a smile from them. HUGS, Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  2. Jack Nadolski, Siberian Husky

    Thinking about Amy 's white coat ceremony on Oct. 19(just 6 days away!) and knowing how wonderfully proud her mom will be to give her that white coat. Kudoas to Amy and to you for raising such a fine young lady. Prayers for Jack and you and hoping that your roof will soon be whole again before winter and that you aren't killing yourself too much with that class load of yours :-) SOrry I missed your birthday, but Happy birthday a little late, HUGS, Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  3. Daisy: Needs Chemotherapy for Cancer

    Glad to hear tht Daisy is doing well with her CHemo and that you and Blue are doing good too. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. At least you know that Daisy will enjoy her "day at the spa" since you have to drop her off again. Sounds like she enjoys the pampering. HUGS, Kathy, Puddin and Ange lLucky
  4. Sydney - Part 2

    HUGS, Michelle Hang in there! Glad to see that Sydney's labs are good. Sorry that the kids' allergies are acting up. Ben has fall allergies too, made worse when he is out in the hills or working with hay, alfalfa, etc...He uses Zyrtec(the walllgreen's store brand generic version isn't too expensive) and that has made a big difference for him. (it also makes it easier for him to pet Puddin when she's shedding) HUGS, Kathy, Puddin and ANgel Lucky
  5. WOWZER! Cindy! Both boys passing 10 days now! You must be better rested now, I hope and enjoying their outdoor antics. The pics posted are adorable and warmed my heart. Gotta love those boyz ! HUGS Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  6. Lucky Bookbinder

    Dear Cindy and everyone, I am hanging in there. I gave up on UCSF, as I still hadn't been able to get a follow up appointment to my march 7th appointment. My tests, lab work and any information and recommendations were sent to my primary physician. I have an appointment this month on the 23rd, if not sooner(I am first on the cancellation list) with a very good rheumatologist. My labs showed an elevated Rheumatoid factor and my doc is repeating those labs and thyroid and some others. When the weather started changing, I began having some of the same symptoms that took me down last year - severe joint pain and swelling is greater than before, but I have been getting tired really easily and have been having some of the tremors again, though not as intense. Hopefully this new doc will be able to help me. I also had alot of problems with my left shoulder after a fall I took during the move. I have had it x-rayed twice and examined and nothing is broken and there is no apparent rotator cuff tear, so it is probably related to the joint pain. It seems to be healing slowly now. Other than that, I am ok. Puddin, Ben and I are adjusting to our new place and slowly but surely getting unpacked and moved in. He is in the same school as he was before the move, which is a good thing. He's been having chronic throat infections with tonsils that are very swollen and need to come out, so I am trying to get him approved for Healthy Families for insurance to cover that. I have been trying to get out of the apartment more, and have actually made it to church and a church dinner last week, so I am getting around better than I was. Our neighbors are nice, for the most part and there are some young girls (1-3 grade) who like to come over to my porch and do craft projects with me. I have a bin that I put craft supplies in as I unpack them and the girls come over and ask if they can make something almost every day. This week they used pom pom balls and pipe cleaners to make critters. The past 2 weeks we made shrinky dink decorations for Halloween. I also found some stencils that they enjoy using and some stampers. They are nice girls and this keeps them busy and out of trouble(and keeps me busy and engaged.) Puddin is warming up to them and will consent to being pet, but draws the line at being picked up - she is nice about it and doesn't hurt them but they know not to pick her up after the looks she gave them and low growls she made. I miss Lucky so much, and have found lots of pictures during the move and am putting them up on a shelf. I found a box of her puppy coat that I had combed out and saved to felt with. We can't have dogs at this apartment complex as they can't get insurance if they have them living here, so when I get back on my feet I will have to find a place to have a pupper. For now having my Puddin is just right. She lets me know when her food or water bowls need filling and Ben keeps her litter box clean. She doesn't need long walks - just comes out on the front patio with me and doesn't stray far from my side. We still have Crystal the goat on a hillside not too far from here. I haven't been able to get up the hill to go see her, so Ben has been taking her feed up and checking on her. The woman who keeps her for us feeds her every day when she feeds Opie, her old sheep. Ben is looking for a new home for her with a younger 4H family as he will be out of high school this year and he wants her to be somewhere where he and I can visit her when we want to. Thanks for caring about me. I am sorry that I don't get here to visit as often as I would like to and am glad that your puppers are doing better than they were. You remain in my thoughts and prayers, as do my other IMOM family members. This is such a special place to be! Love and Hugs, Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  7. Wow, Cindy, Puppers playing outside in the fresh air and sunshine....Justie at 7 days and Tuckie making it to 5....Justie's liver clearing up....catching up on sleep! Sounds like you all are doing better since I last made it here. Glad that there is some joy in your home. Am just sorry that Tuckie is having CPs. Prayers and Hugs for all of you. Love, Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  8. Priss McMurray - Beautiful Rottie

    Debbie, My heart feels for you, knowing what it is like to loose a very special girl to cancer. It was a little over a year ago that Lucky went to the Bridge to be with my Mom. My prayers are with you, your dad and your family. May you have some peace knowing that Priss is up there, waiting to help guide the way for your Dad. Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  9. Dear CIndy, Big HUGS and lots of prayers for you and Justie and Tuckie. I will be thinking ouf you on Tuesday and hope that the liver biopsy isn't in Tuckie's near future. It would be great if that happens. I wish someone could be there with you either way, even if there isn't a procedure. Think of me holding your hand through this - I wish I could be there for you. Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  10. Mollie Baxter

    I empathize with you Gail! HUGS and am glad you are on the mend. I was down much of last year - still have symptoms, tho not as bad as they were. They never have figured it out. Puddin has been a great friend since Lucky went to the bridge. Sounds like max is pretty special. Take Care, Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  11. Introduction

    Ahhh a fellow goat mom. My son is in 4H and we have had sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits and goats, as well as a dog(at the bridge) and a cat. (He wanted to raise a steer but couldn't find a place to keep it!) Of all of his livestock projects, raising goats has been my favorite. We still have one older toggenberg gal and she is my special lady. She lives on a 2 acre hill in a dear lady's back yard and lives out her days with an old wither sheep who is kind of cranky (a 4H project lamb who's 4H kid couldn't bear to sell it as food.) IMOM is a very special place with wonderful caring people who become good friends. I hope you find the warmth and caring here that I have! Welcome, Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  12. Zoo Angels

    Dear Vicky, Reading you letter from Finn and what you wrote before reminded me of bringing Lucky home for the first time after her rescue. My heart goes out to you. It has been a little over a year without my Lucky girl and wind up with a wet pillow when I am really missing her. I have some wonderful pictures and a box of her first puppy shedding that I brushed out, found when I was unpacking at our new place, and a bazillion memories, but wish that she was back with me every day. HUGS and prayers for you and when it is time, Finn will be waiting for you at the bridge. Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  13. Dear Cindy, I am sorry that you have so much more on your plate since last time I visited. You Tuckie and Justie are always on my heart and in my prayers. I hope that tuckie will see more clear headed time and improve and hope that things level out for Justie. Things are going a bit better for me healthwise. Things ruled out but nothing daignosed. Still no follow up at UCSF, but it is nice to know that I have an internist with a heart and great brain. She keps me going and is trying to find someone who can help diagnose me. Ben is doing well, is back at school and 4H and hanging out with his friends. I see alot of them since we have a small pool at our new apartment, so they are up for a swim. I have been baking some so there are treats for them and have been keeping a pitcher of kool aid on hand. I spend most of my time at home, but at least I am not sleeping my life away like before and can work on settling in to our new apartment. Puddin keeps watch over the place and hangs out with me. Our patios are in front of our front doors, and when I am sitting in my chair on the porch, puddin sits in the doorway. The neighbors know who she is just in case she was to get out. She hasn't seemed to want to unless I am out front, especially when the kids are out playing and making noise. Love and Hugs Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky
  14. Where do pets come from?

    Where do pets come from? A newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has provided the answer to "Where do pets come from?" Adam and Eve said, "Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us." And God said, I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves." And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal." And God said, "I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you. His name will be a reflection of my own name and you will call him DOG." And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail. After awhile, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well." And God said, I will create for them a companion who will be with them and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration." And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve. And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings. And Adam and Eve learned humility. And they were greatly improved. And God was pleased. And Dog was happy. And Cat didn't give a darn one way or the other.
  15. Cindy, Justie is at the top of my prayer list tonight with you and Tuckie too. I hope they can find out what is wrong and help your little guy! We are all in at the new apartment and starting to settle in. Miss Puddin sends purrs to the boys. Love and hugs Kathy, Puddin and Angel Lucky