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Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:43 pm

Curlin wrote:My mom passed away 2 weeks ago. I guess you are never too old to miss your mother. :(
So sorry for your loss. :(

I can relate. I lost my dad 3 years ago on Oct. 25th. The hurt is something that never seems to go away. I never had a chance to say goodbye. I live in KY and he lived in MI. Each visit home he was a little worse. Cancer is an awful disease and it is so cruel. In 3 months he was gone. I miss him every day.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:01 pm

Sam Adams Hazel Brown is offending to my palate.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:31 pm

Just got back from what was supposed to be a powerball and food run. Supposed to being the key words.

Long story short I got the food but not the tickets.

Long version. Well the first store I went too said they had been having problems with the server for several hours now and were getting orders in on occasion. I remember thinking that was weird because Powerball should be set up to handle a rush of ticket sales right? After about 10 minutes of waiting and no sucess the clerk finally told me the tickets weren't going to print. He said I was more than happy to try the other stores but other people had come in trying to get tickets reporting the same problem at other stores.

Well never one to be completely detered I hopped in the car and sped a couple of blocks over to the Shell station to see if it was any better there. Almost bouncing on my heels I waited behind a guy kind of anxious to try my luck at getting a ticket. Since if it didn't work here I was going to try somewhere else. That was until the guy said he wanted to buy lotto tickets.

At that point the guy working the cash register said he couldn't sell the tickets. Not because he didn't want to but because no one in Colorado or North Dakota could get on the Powerball server on their machines. Apparently a store in Cleveland, Ohio was rerouting the server for their use (or something of that nature, I don't know how it exactly works, I just know that the store in Cleveland was causing the stores in CO and ND not to be able to buy tickets). The very same server CO and ND are supposed to be using.

If there was ever a time I really wanted the Powerball to roll over its tonight. I still have a ticket with one set of numbers thats good for tonight (thank god for being able to buy Powerball tickets good for the next five drawings and that I bought a ticket when the jackpot first started getting big). But I am still really annoyed.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:09 pm

First time every - I bought a Powerball ticket.

A $400 million jackpot, considered the fifth-largest in U.S. history, would be awarded to anyone who bought tickets with the numbers 7-10-22-32-35, with a Powerball of 19.

Naturally, I didn't even come close to winning. I hope whomever wins it has happiness and makes others happy, as well.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:03 am

Ballerina wrote:First time every - I bought a Powerball ticket.

A $400 million jackpot, considered the fifth-largest in U.S. history, would be awarded to anyone who bought tickets with the numbers 7-10-22-32-35, with a Powerball of 19.

Naturally, I didn't even come close to winning. I hope whomever wins it has happiness and makes others happy, as well.
I hope so, too. To someone who really needs it. Not that I really don't, lol.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:24 am

Oner winner from South Carolina. My goodness, that's a lot of loot for one person. But, I certainly could handle it - would probably give most of it away.
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The dog is not so bad.
I have a cat that is trying to teach himself to use the toilet. I am not encouraging this, mind you. He has been known to miss. Then he complains about it until I clean up after him. Clorox Clean Up does work fairly well. And I have a free supply of sterile gloves from my mothers hospice. It is just a pain in the patootie.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:05 am

iOS7 is hideous.
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Somnambulist wrote:iOS7 is hideous.
So true!
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:50 am

Le Beau Bai wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:iOS7 is hideous.
So true!
Why take a perfectly clean and crisp product and turn it into this ugly thing. I'm really unhappy with it.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:19 am

Somnambulist wrote: Why take a perfectly clean and crisp product and turn it into this ugly thing. I'm really unhappy with it.
I have no idea! It took forever to download and update the system and now I really wish I hadn't bothered...
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:41 am

ElPrado2 wrote:The dog is not so bad.
I have a cat that is trying to teach himself to use the toilet. I am not encouraging this, mind you. He has been known to miss. Then he complains about it until I clean up after him. Clorox Clean Up does work fairly well. And I have a free supply of sterile gloves from my mothers hospice. It is just a pain in the patootie.
"Nature's Miracle Just for Cats" (available from Petsmart and the like) is pretty good also. It's an enzymatic cleaner.

My older cat also loudly notifies me when she has missed or had an "accident" on the way to the pan.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:48 am

Catalina wrote:
ElPrado2 wrote:The dog is not so bad.
I have a cat that is trying to teach himself to use the toilet. I am not encouraging this, mind you. He has been known to miss. Then he complains about it until I clean up after him. Clorox Clean Up does work fairly well. And I have a free supply of sterile gloves from my mothers hospice. It is just a pain in the patootie.
"Nature's Miracle Just for Cats" (available from Petsmart and the like) is pretty good also. It's an enzymatic cleaner.

My older cat also loudly notifies me when she has missed or had an "accident" on the way to the pan.
Well, that is helpful when kitty notifies you. I had one that spewed up three hairballs this morning, nothing can shake you out of bed quicker than that god awful sound.
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Catalina wrote: My older cat also loudly notifies me when she has missed or had an "accident" on the way to the pan.
Well, that is helpful when kitty notifies you. I had one that spewed up three hairballs this morning, nothing can shake you out of bed quicker than that god awful sound.
I've always wondered whether it was by way of apology, or more like a call for room service.

Don't get me started on hairballs... One of my cats refuses to be touched. And yes, like you, I hop out of bed to clean them up then and there.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:36 pm

El Prado, don't give up on your guy...he will get better, and having a cat use the toilet is pretty convenient. Also gives you bragging rights with other cat owners. :D
I had a Siamese who taught himself to pee in the toilet (wish he had also decided to use it for #2). I remember sitting around the living room with friends one evening when the unmistakable sound of a urine stream hitting the water in the john came through the open door of the bathroom. After realizing that all the humans were accounted for, we went to the door of the bathroom..and perched on the edge of the toilet was my little Siamese boy. I shooed away all the surprised (and noisy) people, and then praised him when he was finished. Aside from a few dabs at the seat to "bury" his pee, he did a perfect job.
Used the john in that apartment from then on, until I moved. He never did pick up the habit at other homes, unfortunately. Guess he missed "his" toilet. :lol:
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I want to kill my dog, Joey. He simply won't let us cut his toenails. I gave him a couple of squirts of Rescue Remedy and 100 mgs. of Benadryl to zonk him out. Nope! No way. Wrasslin' with a 100 lb. dog when they don't want to do what you want them to do is nigh on impossible. We've tried everything. He simply won't cooperate. A new wrinkle for him. He was fine up until recently.
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Ballerina wrote:I want to kill my dog, Joey. He simply won't let us cut his toenails. I gave him a couple of squirts of Rescue Remedy and 100 mgs. of Benadryl to zonk him out. Nope! No way. Wrasslin' with a 100 lb. dog when they don't want to do what you want them to do is nigh on impossible. We've tried everything. He simply won't cooperate. A new wrinkle for him. He was fine up until recently.
Bal, do you use the old type of clippers, or the dremel like tool? I find the second one is much easier on my dog- I taught him to associate it with food- and the minute he sees the box- he starts to drool. I'm sure that you probably already know that, just throwing it out there.
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serenassong wrote:
Ballerina wrote:I want to kill my dog, Joey. He simply won't let us cut his toenails. I gave him a couple of squirts of Rescue Remedy and 100 mgs. of Benadryl to zonk him out. Nope! No way. Wrasslin' with a 100 lb. dog when they don't want to do what you want them to do is nigh on impossible. We've tried everything. He simply won't cooperate. A new wrinkle for him. He was fine up until recently.
Bal, do you use the old type of clippers, or the dremel like tool? I find the second one is much easier on my dog- I taught him to associate it with food- and the minute he sees the box- he starts to drool. I'm sure that you probably already know that, just throwing it out there.

ETA: How about doing like a homemade Thundershirt? If you have a old t-shirt that would be a bit snug on him and "hug" him, it might work.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:27 pm

We waited an hour longer for the Benadryl to kick in. It was still a struggle, but we were stronger than he was at that point. We have both clippers and a dremel. Ridgeback nails are hard, thick, and long. You have to clip first and then dremel. The clipping part is what he hates. Later, we'll dremel. He should be alright about that - at least I hope so. Tuffy's no problem. She doesn't like it, but she's smart enough to realize that the job will get done one way or another.

Saturday and Sunday are dogs shows here in Chesapeake. Their breeder is coming in from Kentucky to handle them.
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Root canal! Yay!
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