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Tracy IMOM

CoCo Gatica - Rainbow Bridge 9/03/10 - always loved

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Hi Anne,

Thanks so much for the information. I'll pass it on to my applicant. She's a rescuer so Freecycle should come in handy. I'm glad your heat wave is gone. Unfortunately, ours got worse :wacko: We hit a high of 113 yesterday. Yech! In good conditions, I can run 5 miles without a fuss, but yesterday I was wiped out after just walking to the mailbox and back! :ohmy: I live in the eastern part of San Diego county.

Oh, your family reunion sounds like it was so much fun. I'm glad it was close enough for you to drive up and back. Those ducks sound so cute! I have fond memories of feeding the ducks at the golf course when I was a little kid and we could mostly afford entertainment only if it was free. So that was one of our ways of entertaining ourselves :P

I hope the pain from your tooth ordeal starts going away, though. I've had you in my thoughts.

:hugs:

Tracy :butterfly::heart::brownpup::kittydrinking:

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Hi Anne,

I'm glad Coco is doing well. She sounds like such a sweetheart! I hope by now your tooth is feeling better. Having a toothache can really make you feel terrible :angry: .

Thanks for the info on freecycling. What a great concept! I checked out my local group and it looks pretty active. I am happy to report that the rules prohibit offering animals :aktion033:. They provide a list of links to rescue agencies. I was surprised, because I don't live in a progressive area and animals are often treated as expendable here. Guess the people running the group are a little more enlightened!

:hugs: to you and Coco!

Leslie :whitekitty:

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Hi Tracy,

I missed this post, too, hmmm....thought I had fixed it so I would know about any replies. Back to the drawing board for me.

113??? Wow... Guess we have it good compared to you guys. I didn't know you were such a runner, wow! Good for you! I'm glad you don't try in this heat, though, of course.

Bye for now, pets and chin chucks for Cody boy, OK?

Hugs,

Anne and CoCo

Hi Anne,

Thanks so much for the information. I'll pass it on to my applicant. She's a rescuer so Freecycle should come in handy. I'm glad your heat wave is gone. Unfortunately, ours got worse :wacko: We hit a high of 113 yesterday. Yech! In good conditions, I can run 5 miles without a fuss, but yesterday I was wiped out after just walking to the mailbox and back! :ohmy: I live in the eastern part of San Diego county.

Oh, your family reunion sounds like it was so much fun. I'm glad it was close enough for you to drive up and back. Those ducks sound so cute! I have fond memories of feeding the ducks at the golf course when I was a little kid and we could mostly afford entertainment only if it was free. So that was one of our ways of entertaining ourselves :P

I hope the pain from your tooth ordeal starts going away, though. I've had you in my thoughts.

:hugs:

Tracy :butterfly::heart::brownpup::kittydrinking:

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Hi Leslie,

Sorry I missed your post, too, hmmm....again!

Oh, I'm so glad your local group prohibits offers of animals! I sure wish our group would get with it. They have had two votes on it now and both times, it was overwhelmingly FOR offering animals, ugh.... Like 75% to 25% or worse, maybe.

Hope you and your furred friends are doing well this weekend!

Hugs,

Anne and CoCo

Hi Anne,

I'm glad Coco is doing well. She sounds like such a sweetheart! I hope by now your tooth is feeling better. Having a toothache can really make you feel terrible :angry: .

Thanks for the info on freecycling. What a great concept! I checked out my local group and it looks pretty active. I am happy to report that the rules prohibit offering animals :aktion033:. They provide a list of links to rescue agencies. I was surprised, because I don't live in a progressive area and animals are often treated as expendable here. Guess the people running the group are a little more enlightened!

:hugs: to you and Coco!

Leslie :whitekitty:

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Hi everyone,

Wishing you all a good week ahead and a really nice Sunday.

It is still very hot here and will get worse tomorrow and Tuesday but then, there's a cooling off in sight. The dogs love the A/C but the cats like the heat just fine, it seems. I got a molded plastic pool on sale on Friday and filled it up for the dogs yesterday. It is about twice as big around as the old one. I thought they would love it but all they wanted to do was go back inside in the A/C!!! What up wit dat, ha!

CoCo is doing very wll still. Her butt and tail are still itchy, though. I gave her another Aveeno treatment yesterday and it did help but I am wondering if it keeps coming back like this, then I will have to get her to the vet. She is doing well otherwise, though. Her blood glucose on Thursday night, right before her shot was 228, which is pretty good for her. Her urine was good, too, on Monday, using the sticks.

I have a nice treat to see after I mow the back every time. I don't have a bagging system for the cut grass so it lies on the top of the lawn. It is ritual that CoCo has to come out, all excited, and slowly lower herself on the cuttings and then, roll like crazy! It is so cute!

Well, gotta go feed the kitties, the dogs are fed. I ohpe to figure out how to add CoCo's picture to my posts and also how to use the emoticons, by next post.

Bye for now,

Thanks for stopping by to read about CoCo, she sends big tail wags,

Hugs,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup: (hmmm..think I just figured out the emoticons and graphics!)

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I'm always happy to read that Coco is doing well :biggrin:

Ain't this weather something! I tell ya I don't know what people did without a/c and when women had to wear all the heavy clothing. Me, I'm sticking close of home as much as possible.

Hope you and your furry ones have a good week!

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Anne,

Awwww, CoCo sounds like she is SO cute when she rolls around in the cut grass! I'll bet that's great fun to watch. :minichien6:

I hope your weather cools off soon. Ours sure did - this Saturday was, oh, about 40 degrees cooler than the previous Saturday. Very weird, long-lasting cool rainstorm (well, cool for our neck of the woods at this time of year, anyway.) And extremely humid. It was so humid, even in the house, that the papers in my printer tray were wet, and some moisture got into some of my belongings. We have a little weather station in the living room, and at one point it read 84% humidity. Wow.

I'm glad you have A/C. I can't imagine life without it anymore, although somehow, I managed to survive childhood without it. Hard to believe sometimes :icecream2:

Aww, I hope CoCo's itchies go away soon! Hopefully repeated Aveeno treatments will make it go away. :spot

:hugs:

Big hugs to you and all your fur babies. Cody sends head butts and purrs.

Tracy :cat:

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Hi everyone,

I hope all is well with you and your fur friends and humans, too.

CoCo had a good week. She enjoyed the cooling off from the heat wave a lot. I used Advantage on her, in case her itchiness was due to a flea allergy, although I couldn't find any evidence of fleas, and have added fish oil to her food every day, along with the occasional Aveeno bath. She seems less itchy now, glad to say. Her eyes are good and her pee checked out fine. Her blood glucose was 246 last night before feeding so that was pretty good for her. :)

Thanks so much for reading this, CoCo sends big toothy grins to you all and send lots of hugs for your caring, :heart:

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

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Please thank CoCo for the toothy grin and the hug -- I am sending lots and lots of hugs right back, and sure hope that the itchiness has gotten better. It's bad enough with the heat, without adding itch to the uncomfortableness. (((Hugs)))

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Hi everyone,

I'm afraid I still am not that proficient with this new IMOM board. I keep checking that I would like to know if a reply was posted but I don't get the notices. Not sure what I am doing wrong, plus I just read three very nice messages that I should have seen at least when I dropped by last Sunday. Two of them, anyway. Your nice message, Kay, was after that, too. Tracy, I am just now reading about your strange weather and the 84 percent humidity in your own place, wow! Truly weird weather going on, that's for sure.

I will study the help list after I'm done here to see if I can shed some light on my own posting problems here. :unsure:

CoCo had a good week. Her blood glucose on Thursday night was 258, so I was happy with that. It was right before she ate, too, and got her insulin. Her itching seems to be better but she still goes at it now and then. I have a couple of cats that are still itching, too, and I treated all the cats and dogs with Advantage, too, except for the two that I can never catch. One of the two cats is a feral that I trapped a few years ago. PK, or Pretty Kitty, is very sweet but never has let her guard down with me. That's OK, though. I just worry if she will ever need vet care, how I will get her there. That reminds me, you guys might like this, a lady on one of my cat lists just took in a feral kitty and named him "Will Feral". :)

CoCo is doing well, though, playing and being CoCo-ish. She doesn't like her new non-leaky pool, though, yet. Not sure why. It is about twice as big. I thought she would love it. Oh well, maybe soon.

Well, bye for now and thank you all for stopping by and checking in on CoCo! Thank you so much to CoCo's sponsors, too. How wonderfully caring you are and I sure appreciate it. :heart:

Bye for now,

Hugs from me and toothy grins from CoCo,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

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Hi everyone,

Wishing you all a great week ahead. :minichien6:

CoCo is doing well. She has been a happy girl this week with the nice weather. I have been giving her fish oil in her food for her itchiness and I think that helps a bit. My Great Dane, Norman, is itchy now, too, and he is easy to check for fleas, being so short haired and bare on the tummy, and he is flea-free, so I am wondering if there is something around that is making the dogs itchy? They eat different foods so I think I can rule foods out. Hmmm..... :unsure:

CoCo is happy today especially because my oldest son brought a lot of pizza over yesterday and there are lots of left overs. :beagle:

Bye for now, thank you for checking in on CoCo! :thanks3:

Hugs,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

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Hi Anne,

I'm glad that CoCo is doing so well! Sorry about all the itchies, though. Perhaps there's something new blooming in your area? Fish oil in the food seemed to help Cody with his itchy skin. Hubby uses it too for sebhorrea (sp?)

Hugs,

Tracy :beagle:

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Dear Anne,

I am so glad that CoCo is doing well. That makes me very content to hear. I am sorry I have not posted for so long. We moved back to Brazil so was very busy. We packed suitcases and also sent some barrels so there was a lot of sorting out and packing to do.

We sold the house we had in the States and we left a lot of things in the house not only all the furniture but curtains, some dishes, nic nacs, my computer and a lot of other odds and ends. When we got here we had to buy new furniture, computer, dishes and other things. We are in a rented house now but hope to buy a house the end of this year or first of next.

I feel so sad that you lost Isabella. I still hurt from losing Prince so I know how you feel. We brought our four animals to Brazil. My two cats were born here in Brazil so we took them to the States and now brought them back to Brazil. The dogs were born in the States.

I think in one of your posts you wrote about a risk of losing your house. I sure hope not.

Take care and God bless you.

Love,

Lori, Princess, Queenie, Dutchess, Sylvia and Prince in spirit :rose::whitekitty::stripekitty::pug::pug::wolf:

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Hi Tracy,

I do think the fish oil is helping CoCo as she is itching less and less, Norman, too. The raw spot on her back by her tail has healed completely so I take that as a good sign. :aktion033:

Thanks for writing. I still have not figured out how to get notice of posts that have come in, hmmm..... I used the help section and found three places to check that asked to be notified of new replies but it still won't work. Oh well, I will just have to remember to stop by whenever I think of it. Sorry I missed this post earlier. :mellow:

Hugs,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

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Lori,

So good to hear from you! It sounds like you and your hubby and your furry friends are all in good health, then? Sure hope so. I hope the move back to Brazil is fine with you. What a lot of upheaval, though, I don't envy you that. I am glad you were able to re-settle all right, though, and I had to smile when I read you took all of your animals. I guess I would have been surprised had you not, knowing you, Lori! Heart of gold you have. :heart:

Yes, I still cry about Isabella. It is one of those losses that will take a loooong time to heal, I am afraid. I can sure understand why you still hurt for your beloved Prince. :broken_heart:

I got some refinancing which saved my house for now but I am still struggling, day by day, and it is very scary. I am trying to find a job I can handle, one that won't be affected by my disabilities. My knees are my newest disability, arrggghh.... I may need surgery soon and I dread it. I have also thought about taking in a roomer but need to read up on such things. I need someone quiet and nice and who loves animals, as someone who couldn't stand animals would not last long in my house, ha! :P

Thanks for writing, Lori. I hope you find a house you like soon. Hugs to all your babies for me. I remember one of your dogs was having a problem so I am assuming all is well there now? I sure hope so.

Love and hugs and big CoCo smiles for you,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

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[attachmentid=155]Hello everyone!

I hope you and yours are all fine this nice Sunday and always.

CoCo is doing pretty well, although I was unhappy with her BG reading last night. It was at 433, which is high for her, of course. I have been watching her food and will retest later today as a recheck. Her urine was fine, though, so always glad to see that. She seems fine, though. Her whites of her eyes are nice and white which is always a good sign, as she tends to develop uveitis when her BG is off. No problem with excess peeing and drinking, appetite is great and she seems in great spirits. She was really scared of the recent storms, though, hiding behind the toilet bowl, her favorite refuge, so I am thinking maybe the stress really spiked her reading?

Bye for now, thanks for stopping by to check on CoCo and many, many thanks for all your help to those who have helped now and in the past, it is so appreciated. :rose:

Hugs from me and big doggie kisses from CoCo,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

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Dear Anne and CoCo,

Hope CoCo's numbers have gone down now and that she is okay. I am glad your house is secure for now but hopefully you will find a solution so you will not have to worry about that. We have found a house and in a few weeks it should be ours. It is kind of different but has the room we need. It looks more like a castle than a house. The man that is selling it is a builder so I guess he was trying to build something out of the ordinary. I like things that are different and it should be better for the animals too.

Dutchess is the one that was sick and she still gets sick but it is the stuff she chews up. She has a dirty habit so that makes her sick too. People give advice including the vet but does not seem to be a cure. Sylvia is a little that way but not as much so she hardly gets sick.

Thank goodness the cats are fine and hardly ever have a problem.

Take care and God bless you and CoCo and your other furbabies.

Love,

Lori, Princess, Queenie, Dutchess, Sylvia, and Prince in spirit :rose::stripekitty::stripekitty::brownpup::brownpup::wolf:

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Lori,

I am so excited that I actually got notification that you wrote! Yes, CoCo's numbers were back in her normal range, pretty much, this AM, at 219. Thanks for asking about her.

Oh, your house sounds wonderful! I love unusual architecture. Nice that you and the animals will have lots of room, too. Will you be posting some pictures?

Ah, Dutchess, now I remember. I hope she will eventually decide to quit with her worrisome habits. I know CoCo used to want to roll in kitty poo outside and get it all smeared in her coat. It was really hard to get it all out. She has outgrown that now, though, it seems, has no more interest. I am so glad. Hope I didn't jinx us by saying that, ha!

Bye for now, hugs to you and your sweeties,

Love,

Anne and CoCo and the bunch

Dear Anne and CoCo,

Hope CoCo's numbers have gone down now and that she is okay. I am glad your house is secure for now but hopefully you will find a solution so you will not have to worry about that. We have found a house and in a few weeks it should be ours. It is kind of different but has the room we need. It looks more like a castle than a house. The man that is selling it is a builder so I guess he was trying to build something out of the ordinary. I like things that are different and it should be better for the animals too.

Dutchess is the one that was sick and she still gets sick but it is the stuff she chews up. She has a dirty habit so that makes her sick too. People give advice including the vet but does not seem to be a cure. Sylvia is a little that way but not as much so she hardly gets sick.

Thank goodness the cats are fine and hardly ever have a problem.

Take care and God bless you and CoCo and your other furbabies.

Love,

Lori, Princess, Queenie, Dutchess, Sylvia, and Prince in spirit :rose::stripekitty::stripekitty::brownpup::brownpup::wolf:

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So glad to hear that CoCo's numbers did go down. That is nice that CoCo outgrew her bad habit. But rolling in it is not as bad as eating it. She eats hers, Sylvia's and the cats. I usually get ahead of her and clean the litter pans before she can do anything. But with her's and Sylvia's she gets ahead of me a lot of the time.

It will be several weeks before we can sign the papers for the house because we have to wait for some papers of the present owner. There is a lot of work to do on the house. It is well built and most of the big things are done but a lot of smaller finishing touches that take time needs to be done. We hope to move in sometime before Christmas if everything goes through alright.

I guess I better go as I have to get supper soon.

Love,

Lori, Princess, Queenie, Dutchess, Sylvia and Prince in spirit :rose::stripekitty::stripekitty::brownpup::brownpup::wolf:

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[attachmentid=167]Hi everyone,

Happy Labor Day to you all and I hope your weather helps it be special.

CoCo is doing very well. No itching this week! I am very happy about that. She is just being a sweet girl and being CoCo-ish this week. Her blood glucose was 337 last night before eating. No excess peeing or drinking noted. She is playful and cute and funny and is sleeping very well in this cooler weather. :minichien6:

Well, not much new here so I will bid you all adieu and see you soon. CoCo sends her doggie kisses and I send you all hugs and thanks for all you do for CoCo and for your continuing interest. :thanks3::pawprint:

Hugs,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

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Hi Anne,

Oh! What a beautiful "thank you" card with CoCo on it!!! She is so gorgeous.

Unfortunately, our weather is putting a damper on anything I might want to do outdoors, except swim. Temps in the 100's, yech :wacko: I hope your weather is better than ours.

No itchies for CoCo!! YAY!! :aktion033::) That's great news. Itchy skin problems are so frustrating, especially if we don't know exactly what's causing it, which is often the case. Cody agrees.

I am so glad to hear that CoCo is doing that well. I know a lot of it is because she's got such a great mom taking care of her :wub:

Have a great Labor Day!

:hugs:

Tracy

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Oh, I am so glad that the itching is getting better for CoCo and that there is "no news" -- ah, that is so often good news!!

Happy Labor Day to you and CoCo -- hope it was full of fun and no labor at all!!!

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Hi Tracy and Kay!

I'm sorry I missed your posts until just now! Sigh... I have got to get myself organized to check for posts manually as it seems I have not "cracked the code" yet to get emails announcing posts about CoCo. I did get ONE, though, and I guess that gave me false confidence that I was all set. My computer is messed up, though, I think. Microsoft is working with me as I can't install the latest updates and you should see the stuff they ask me to do! Yikes.... It scares me since I am so clueless and I keep thinking I am making things worse with my tinkering. :huh:

Tracy, I hope your weather has cooled down by now! Ouch. It's been cool here and I had to close all the windows last night but the dogs and I loved it, such nice sleeping weather.

We did have a nice quiet Labor Day, hope you guys had the same!

Hugs,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

Oh, I am so glad that the itching is getting better for CoCo and that there is "no news" -- ah, that is so often good news!!

Happy Labor Day to you and CoCo -- hope it was full of fun and no labor at all!!!

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Hi everyone,

Hoping you all are having nice cooler fall like weather, if you like that sort of thing, as we do.

CoCo is doing great! Her blood glucose checked in at 177! Very good for her. I noticed her eyes are nice and white, too, always a relief for me to see. I do have to watch to make sure she doesn't go the other way to become hypoglycemic, as she has twice in the past, so she gets a little bread before she goes to bed and upon rising. She loves bread so much. Naught diabetic girl! :) I ate a raisin English muffin last night all by myself, happy to see no dogs looking pitiful at me. I thought I got away with it but soon after I ate the last bite, along comes CoCo. You should have seen her face! It was a combination of horror and accusation and such a mournful expression, too, ha! She couldn't believe I didn't save her any. :sad: Poor girl, must remember her nose can pick up stuff from afar. No more muffins all to myself, sigh... Do you guys get a lot of pleasure eating out, too, where you don't have to feel guilt from sad eyes everywhere you look? I sure do. And I sure don't eat out much, either, so it is an extra treat. My oldest son's birthday is Friday and we are going out to eat, yay. :aktion033:

CoCo is such a sweetheart with her tail wagging. I have not had such a nice doggy before with all the gratitude and happiness from small things. I get up in the morning, tail wag. I get dinner ready, tail wag. I take them outside, tail wag. I say hi to her, tail wag.

I guess that's it for now. Wishing that all of your fur and skin loved ones are doing great and yourselves, too, and thank you for reading this and for all your support.

Hugs,

Anne and CoCo :brownpup:

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Hi Anne,

Our weather has cooled down quite a bit - mid 80's, at most, usually cooler. :) And nights are cooling down, too - makes it much easier to sleep -_-

Wow, 177! That's a really good BG reading! LOL, CoCo the bread fiend :lol: Cody will even eat bread if I let him. I can't eat anything all to myself. It doesn't matter what it is. If it's people food, Cody wants it, or at least he has to sit there and watch us eat.

Do you guys get a lot of pleasure eating out, too, where you don't have to feel guilt from sad eyes everywhere you look?

LOL, yes. And freedom from playing blocker to a kitty trying desperately to climb up onto the table and steal the food :lol:

Enjoy your son's birthday dinner! :bdayrose:

Hugs from me and kitty kisses from Cody

Tracy :heart::kittydrinking:

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