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  1. Miss Nancy those poor, poor kitties in a house that is 90 degrees. That just doesn't sound right.
  2. Miss Jennie you DO live an interesting life! All I did yesterday was cancel my plane tickets and hotel reservation for Barcelona in October. Hopefully we will go October 2021 instead. Cruise company let us 'lift and shift' our cruise a year later. School is still up in the air around here. Department of Education says that SCHOOLS MUST OPEN fully and in person for any parent that wants that. No concern whatsoever for the teachers and staff that will be put at risk. It's like they want to pretend that everything is back to normal and that here in Florida we are not having 10,000 new cases a day. I don't know what I am going to do. I love my job. I need my job for my mental health and personal satisfaction. However, I simply cannot bring Covid home to Dan or get it myself. For you medical types, both my Mother and my Brother died from A.R.D.S., so you can see my fear. I have already spent 14 days watching my Mom die on a respirator in an ICU back in 1990. Don't want to experience that again., Ok Mama! Enough about you!! Dese here are MY friends! So .... I gots nuttin. Hope you are all doing good. Lub you all. Molly McPoodle.
  3. Today I went wif da PURKLE BUTTERFLYS! Mama says dat I can wear da PINK FLOWERS tomorrow and den da MERMAID tail on Turdsday! We is gunna take youse guys advice and put da red plaid away until Christmas!!! Mama is reel happy wif da quality of dese collars. If'n any of youse guys wear tag collars - side release ones - den she says you should check out da ETSY page of da lady who made mine. Da collars only cost $12 - 15 dollars. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwankyPaws Molly McPurkletoday!
  4. Well, I may knot want to jump into da swimming pool - eben dough I am supposed to be a water dog, BUT - I do sort of like ma shower/bath. Does dat count? Guess what comed in da mail just for ME? I gots FOUR new collars!!!! FOUR - all at once! I am so excited! Witch one should I wear first? Molly McFashionPlate
  5. Don't worry Miss Lucy, even da little one can ride on Rainbow!(Wif sum help from her Gramps!) I myownself hab nebber been in da giagantic bowl of water outside da door. Sumtimes I walk around da outside edge when da family is in da pool and supervise der splashing and stuff. Molly McLifeguard.
  6. IVY!!! I wonder if your new neighbor is a cousin of da one in ma pool?? Molly McCurious.
  7. Since ma advice photo was at da end of da last club I asked Mama to post it again. Hab fun friends but tell your 'rents to wear der masks. OK?
  8. As some of you may remember, way back in 2005, our crazy free spirited girl Specky dismantled a Santa Christmas ornament. I have no idea what crime Santa had done to so deeply offend Specky, but she certainly did a first class job of tearing him to bits! Literally! This is what the pieces I could salvage looked like after Specky got through with Santa! Poor Santa was quite the sad case! All of his body parts dismembered, some of them past the point of recognition! So I got out my glue gun, and did my best to reconnect Santa - sort of like putting Humpty Dumpty back together again! I really did try, but alas, my results were less then optimum. I really should have paid more attention in anatomy class! Here we are, 14 years later, celebrating Christmas once again. Specky sadly left us back in 2013. Gosh we miss that crazy girl! She brought so much joy and excitement to our lives! We now live with an almost equally crazy three year old Standard Poodle named Molly. There are times when we swear Specky is whispering in her ear - giving her ideas of new ways to get into mischief! Don't listen Molly!! Ok, maybe listen a little, because every home needs some crazy every once in a while! So let us all again remember the example of Specky. That crazy girl who knew how to live life to the fullest. Who was never afraid to do the unexpected. We can all learn a little from this tiny spark plug who taught us the meaning of fun!
  9. Affiliated Veterinary Specialists - or AVS - are wonderful! This is where GPA-GO has all their complicated ortho cases handled. They also use University Animal Hospital for the more simple ones. Dr. Privitte at University Animal is our own personal vet and we just love him. On a personal note, the specialists at AVS were able to keep our girl Lady alive for almost 3 years after a devastating diagnosis of PLE. I cannot praise them enough.
  10. Well, another year has gone by .... but we still smile when we think of Specky! She truly was a 'one of a kind' girl! Her enthusiasm for life was contagious, and she gave her all in everything she did. Unfortunately, that included her efforts to dismantle poor Santa way back in 2005. He started out as a simple ornament, living quietly on the Christmas tree, minding his own business. Ok, maybe not quite 'minding his own business' as he does have that pesky 'naughty and nice list', and now sends elves to people's homes to spy and report back to him! Perhaps that was why Specky decided that Santa needed to die! I'm guessing that she was on the naughty list! At any rate, I found poor Santa's body parts, and reassembled him as best I could! To this day, Santa comes out every Christmas to once again adorn our tree. Each time, we reflect on our special girl Specky, and relive just a wee bit of the joy she brought us. Specky and Santa on our tree 2018. Santa after the unfortunate incident 2005. Santa after my attempts at reconstruction. Obviously I went to one of those 'off shore' medical schools! So once again I ask you all to remember our sweet girl Specky by throwing caution to the wind. Throw a toy in the air! Make a snow angel. Or a snowball! Have fun and remember that life is short and regrets will get you no where. Live your life like Specky lived hers - always on full throttle and at 100% fun! Love to All, Carol Ann, Dan and Molly McPoodle.
  11. Some of you might remember my original post regarding the unfortunate accident that Santa had at our house back in 2005. This was our first Christmas with Greyhounds, and at that point we only had Gizzy (aka Miss Perfect) and Specky (aka Gets In Trouble!) That was the year that Specky chewed a Santa ornament into scraps! I gathered them up, photographed the evidence, and then glued poor Santa back together as best as I could. The end results suggest that Santa did not make a wise choice on the healthcare exchange! Well, Santa is still alive and sort of well and on our tree again this year. 2016 Update - Santa is still hanging on our tree in a place of honor. This year his presence is even more special since we last both Gizzy and Riley Roo less than three months apart. So to honor Specky, Gizzy, Riley Roo and all the hounds that are not here to spend the holidays with us, please have fun. Pounce! Throw a toy in the air! Play bow! Life does not give you any Mulligans so make the most of every single day. If you are having a bad day, look at your hound and take inspiration from them! They know how to have fun!! 2017 Update - Once again, Santa, in his state of disrepair, has made his way to grace our Christmas tree. Life has changed at our house since last Christmas. We lost our fourth Greyhound Lady, earlier this year. Three lost in eight months - that was hard on our hearts. So, to change things up, we got ourselves a Standard Poodle Puppy last spring! Molly is one year old now, and still 100% crazy puppy. Today we put the tree up and started decorating. Trust me when I say that Molly has her eye on quite a few of the ornaments to claim as her own! We think she might be 'channeling' Specky! To keep poor Santa safe - after all, the poor guy went through the wringer when Specky got a hold of him - we placed him high up on the tree in a place of safety and honor. While losing so many so close together was heartbreaking, I still looked at the Santa ornament today and had a good laugh. Specky you were one of a kind! For those of you who did not get the chance to 'meet' Specky, here is a small taste of what her beautiful spirit was like. Crazy!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zviQY3WGC4 Pre-Surgery 2005 Photo Post Surgery 2005 Photo - Santa should have sued for malpractice or at the very least operating without a medical license! Today 2017 - in his place of honor (and out of reach of Molly's teeth!) Please, as you start your Holiday Season, enjoy every moment. Don't sweat the small stuff - will it 'really' matter six months from now if you get everything perfect? Approach life like Specky did - with all your heart and soul. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season.
  12. Oh my. Lucy, you and Momo are in my thoughts and prayers. You are both very brave. Hugs, Carol Ann.
  13. If we had not had Lady on the high dose of Prednisone those first few months, she never would have survived. The pred saved her life. Yes, there were ugly side effects, but we learned to deal with those, and with time and her dose being lowered, they were manageable. When she had diarrhea we used Tyloson Powder. The key to managing this disease is consistency in diet. Do your best to pick a plan and stick with it. Jumping all over the place with different approaches is not a good idea. If it were my dog, I would get the endoscopy and biopsies done. You will never have a correct treatment plan if you don't know for sure what you are treating. Good luck.
  14. I just saw this thread. My Greyhound Lady was diagnosed with PLE at age 8.5 years old. Her condition was discovered through routine blood work prior to a planned dental. Her blood protein and albumin levels were extremely low. We immediately got her in to see a top notch internal medicine vet at a specialty clinic. They did an abdominal ultrasound and an endoscopy with multiple biopsies of her intestines. Tests confirmed that she had PLE. Prognosis was not good. IM vet had us switch her to one of two commercially available kibbles that were ultra low fat. She hated both of them - supposedly they don't taste very good. She was also allowed to eat boneless, SKINLESS, chicken breasts. I would grind up the kibble in a blender, add shredded chicken and fat free broth, spread this on cookie sheets and bake in the oven until like a cookie. Lady would eat that broken into chunks! That got us through those first few weeks. She also immediately started a high dose of prednisone - 40mg per day. Over the next few months, we were able to decrease her prednisone down to a maintenance level. For her food, we discovered that PASTA has almost no fat, plus lots of calories! So for the next 3.5 years, Lady ate two cups of pasta and a half a cup of chicken (Boneles/skinless breasts) plus one cup of the not so liked kibble two times each day. I was literally cooking her 5 pounds of pasta each week! Costco sells the chicken breasts for a reasonable price. Her vet called her a miracle patient! She lasted longer than any other patient of her with the diagnosis of PLE. Our vet was convinced that my dedication to keeping her diet exactly on track with zero deviations was the reason for our success. We lost Lady this past January to intestinal cancer at age 12.
  15. Jennie what day were you scheduled to fly to Miami? It is highly unlikely that the airport will even be open this weekend! All the airlines will be clearing their planes out of all the Florida airports long before Irma arrives.
  16. In Florida, we call basements INDOOR INGROUND SWIMMING POOLS! LOL! The water table is so high around here, we barely have foundations! Just concrete over sand! Carol Ann P.S. We are getting ready! We have a generator, so hopefully if we lose power we will still be able to keep the fridge and portable A/C unit running. Dan is picking up an extra propane tank on his way home.
  17. Ok folks, this is getting real now, and very scary. Irma is up to a Cat5 - which is high as it goes. Her winds are at 185 MPH, and she is huge. If you are inclined to pray, please pray that she somehow turns back out to sea and does not make landfall. I am truly frightened for the people who live on the islands in her path. They have nowhere to go to escape her destruction. Carol Ann.
  18. Mollie couldn't decide which necklace she wanted to wear - so she wore all five for the photo!
  19. Hello!!! It is me! Molly da Poodle Puppy! I yam back home again at ma berry own house, wif ma berry own couch and all ma toys! I had a super duper fun time being sat upon at Miss Mollie's house! I made two new best friends, and I had so much wif dem! We played in da yard, we ran, we played fetch, we played destroy the stuffie, we played chase each other over and over again!! I am now ex-sauce-ed!! I tink dat I will hab to sleep all day to catch up! Mama and Daddy had a berry nice time on der cruise. Dey too made sum nice friends, but I don't tink dat der new friends played chase or fetch wif dem. Too bad. Dey also met some GINORMOUS stuffies! Boy oh boy I would like to gets ma teeth on dose stuffies!! Dey also gots sum photos done wifOUT da giant stuffies! Merc? Did your Mama see dat ma Mama was wearing da bracelet dat your Mama made in da photos? I will try and catch up later. MMPP
  20. Blitz is berry old and he has no parts since forever. Hope dat makes a difference. Ma doggie sitter has da sheet wif da description of what to look for. Molly.
  21. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aKBo5PGGwi4 Here is a bideo of me and ma new friend Blitz playing dis morning in his Mama's bedroom! Hope you can see it!
  22. WBSB I had Mama change the privacy sett g to public on that video, so everyone who wants to should b able to see it now. I think! Molly.
  23. https://www.facebook.com/Cello56/posts/10211109826556226 Not sure if'n this will work. It is a videeooo of ma Mama making an ever loving fool of herownslf!! Molly.
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