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  1. Posting a quick thank you to Judy for our goodies! I took pictures and a video, but I'm not so swift with Flickr, and I've been sick, so posting that will likely be a couple days more till I'm at home to be able to focus on it. But Calvin loves the VERY LOUD stuffed frog and squeaks it frequently. He also is enjoying all the cookies. I loved the Alabama clay ornament....so neat to get that from an area I haven't been yet! And the canine enrichment book..... I'm actually a member of that group on Facebook, so I'm familiar with the author and her work. So excited to get her book, thank you! A better post is forthcoming... But I didn't want to delay any longer. Thank you! Happy New Year! Cathy & Calvin
  2. The package arrived this morning! Though I am feeling impatient, I'm going to try to wait until Christmas, if that's ok? Then Calvin's nana can watch the fun too.
  3. deliveries have been tricky around here lately....even Amazon packages are late! And there was apparently a natural disaster in Warwick, RI, that none of us who live in the area heard about, but FedEx said it delayed their shopping, so it must be so! Lol. I will keep an eye out for it, thank you! And I'm a little sicker than yesterday, so I have a feeling I'll be here till Tuesday, so there's time.
  4. Mailed, but haven't received. Hoping it arrives before I leave for the holiday, and the person just didn't tell elfster it was sent. I was going to leave tomorrow morning, but might stay till Tuesday morning due to getting sick. Though a small glitch with elfster is that I was able to see who has me. Fyi.
  5. Dear Santa, I haven't put up a tree in the past two years, for various reasons, so I'm pleased to be able to respond that I got me a big 7 foot tall one this year! Calvin curls up in his slumber ball right beside it, wondering what's up with his weirdo human THIS time and eagerly awaiting Santa's visit. Thank you for asking! Cathy & Calvin
  6. Calvin thinks I should get involved in this. 😝
  7. I got my match, and though there's no info except the person's name and address, I can tell who it is so will be looking it up on here for dog name. Excited and hoping someone got me!
  8. Love it every year. So glad I remembered to log in today.
  9. Holy cow. Thanks for sharing. I hope she had another home and only recently got loose. I would hate to think of her alone for 12 years.
  10. Robin1017


    This makes me so sad. I've been a fan of Lexie's from afar for many years through GT, both here and on FB. Having lost a dog suddenly this summer, in less than 5 minutes, I know how utterly shattering that is, even when you knew it was likely coming soon. My heart breaks for you, but it was her way of taking the decision out of your hands and going on her terms. You asked for favorite memories of Lexie. I would say mine would be the wedding, of course, but also the many many MANY pictures of her posing with food and in hats over the years. You and I actually were facebook friends for a while after a June a few years ago when you did a photo contest for her birthday celebration. (Her 10th, maybe?) I just loved her in the hats, and hearing the stories of her therapy dog exploits. The hat pictures also reminded me of BowWow Bonnets, a wonderful lady we lost a few years ago, who once sent me a couple of hats for my Robin's therapy dog work. She was a special girl, loved by thousands of people all over the world. May her memory soon bring you peace, smiles, and laughter to replace the tears. <3
  11. Searching around the internet last night about things to help Calvin's anxiety, as I often do, and I came across Purina Calming Care, a daily probiotic supplement with a specific strain of probiotic to help with anxiety. Apparently it came out late last year and it looks like it's prescription-only. It says it can take 6 weeks to see an effect, which is one box. The box is a bit pricy, $49.99 on chewy.com, but if you order directly from https://www.proplanvetdirect.com/ there's a $10 off your first order code. And I gotta say, if it helps, that's not so expensive that it wouldn't be worth it. Has anyone tried this? The reviews are surprisingly good, both on chewy and on that website I just linked to. I'm thinking it might be worth trying, but I was curious if anyone here had tried it yet. I've tried so many other things, and he's much better than he used to be, but I haven't found anything that really helped much, honestly. Thoughts?
  12. Hi there! I remember you of course. Sad to hear you lost your 'core' pack, who I remember fondly, but that is how it works with time passing, unfortunately. I hope all is well!
  13. Oh, I'm so glad! I'm always a bit nervous when there's no update and it didn't sound good prior to no update. I'm so glad he's doing well. <3
  14. Just seeing this today. Any updates? How is Milo feeling? I hope he's improved?
  15. Wonderful news. Congratulations. I hope she helps to heal your heart.
  16. I am so sad....I had hoped to manage to go this year.....but I will be having knee surgery and will still be in recovery at that time. No Gettysburg for me....it's been a couple of years. I can't wait to go back. Maybe next year....
  17. I got your card today and thought to myself that I didn't remember you losing Trevor. Checked in to see this. I'm so sorry.
  18. Calvin got very sick this past winter. He started out limping, but then became very weak and feverish. Found a UTI, treated with antibiotics, trip to the e-vet, switched antibiotics.... Limping went away, but had very bad back end weakness. Eventually he got better, UTI was gone, etc, but the back end weakness remained. This was in a 4 year old greyhound. We tried a variety of different things, and no effect. Considered spinal infection, all kinds of things. Our vet (possibly the one you went to--extremely greyhound-savvy, friends with Couto, etc.) couldn't get a handle on the neurological aspects because he was presenting differently every time he examined him. Finally, we were at the point of, hopefully this will improve and maybe I should try physical therapy for him, when the vet said, "we haven't tried aspirin on him, have we?" TWO days later....Calvin leaped onto the couch and then that night leaped onto my very high bed. He hadn't been able to even climb on the couch in 6 weeks. He continued to get better and within a week was back to normal. RIDICULOUSLY fast and crazy. He's been fine ever since, thank goodness. Final assumption based on his response to the aspirin is that he is one of the greyhounds they have found that seem to get micro-clots here and there. The clots form, cause lameness, etc, then break up and go away. Then they happen in a different spot. They don't know why, but Dr. Couto has taken note of it. (Although Calvin did not present as they usually do, if I recall. Of course. Apparently they usually throw a clot much more suddenly and have much more dramatic paralysis.) To prevent further ones, I have had Calvin on 1/2 81 mg of aspirin daily since. (We don't know 100% that this is what happened, but I was told that this amount of aspirin is negligible as far as his system goes, so it's pretty much harmless.) Since I worry about this happening again, or worse, I have kept him on it. So far, so good. Interestingly enough, he is also prone to small hemangiomas (little blood blister thingies). He has several, and has had others cauterized. They break open every now and then and bleed like a murder scene. I can't help but think it could be related somehow.....)
  19. I just signed up for 2 packages. But they didn't ask for my mailing address, and when I look at them it says "none" for pets, even though I gave the names. Is there a glitch in the matrix, or have report cards and progress reports fried my brain? Never mind, I think I figured it out. My brain IS, in fact, useless. Gonna go to bed.
  20. My email address is an old work one, since at that time I couldn't use any free email addresses. Am I reading this right, that we can use those now (what does it mean, that you cleared them)? I have a yahoo and a gmail that I could use, but I don't want to change it yet until I am sure I'm understanding that right. I do, however, know my password, so I can log in fine. But I should probably get an active email in there just in case. Thanks!
  21. I'm so sorry. I followed the addition to your pack, so happy that you were able to take all three together....and now my eyes are filled with tears at this news. Thank you for being there for her and her friends.
  22. I saw this on facebook and was overwhelmed by sadness. I'm so sorry. I can't imagine the sadness...
  23. Robin1017


    Oh, so very sorry. She was a beautiful girl...
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