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Surreal, I haz it

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 7, 2016 at 7:29am

We lost a pooch last year, and felt so lucky that she took her leave at home in bed. You always think you're never going to get another dog. Then finally one day remembering them brings a smile, and you do get another one, and it's always worth it.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 7, 2016 at 12:12am
Daniel, us dog lovers always want what's best for them. If they can pass quietly at home that would be wonderful. I wish that for you and yours.
I've never been that fortunate. It's always been traumatic and unexpected. Seizures in one, cancer in two, a heart attack with another. And these are dogs with regular vet care and the necessary preventatives. I grieve hard. Swear I'll never get another. Then always do. I tell my gdaughters that the time we had with them is more than worth the pain of losing them.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 11:59pm
Head and shoulders? Is got to try that. Sweet E has allergies bad. Scratches constantly. I give her a benydril (sp?) every six hours. And lots of exercise chasing the ball. Weather permitting.
The vet put her on a pill that totally stopped the itching for about a month. Then I had to take her off of it because of the side effects. She started vomiting around week three. Then lost her appetite and started losing weight. Became lethargic. Within a week of stopping the med she was back to scratching but otherwise healthy.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 11:47pm
Lol Carl. That's a good one. I can't figure out how she got them in her little, squashed, mouth :)
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 6, 2016 at 11:26pm

Kathy, I suppose you'll know when your boston is finished collecting eggs when you have an even dozen?  :)

Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 10:44pm
Ruth has been missing the last few days. And grinning cat too.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 10:41pm
She brought up two more unbroken eggs today. I'm sure that's all of them now. Because she went out in the pouring rain to get the last one and she hates rain :)
Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 10:34pm
This is my second boston and both have been the most gentle dogs I've ever been around. With everyone and everything. I had Rottweiler's when I was younger and they were wonderful too. And, with the exception of one, also very gentle.
Daniel, how is Charley doing? I hope he's still well and comfortable.
Comment by Daniel W on December 6, 2016 at 9:57pm

You know its bad when a snow plow loses control.  And plows into a cop who lost control.

Portland has about one ice storm every winter, with treacherous black ice. Black ice matters!  In a hilly town like Portland, there are lots and lots of sliders.

That reminds me of when I was a student.   lived uphill from the hospital.  During one ice storm I couldnt stand up, so I crouched on the slippery street and slid 3 blocks downhill, stopped by veering into a snowbank.  Those were the days :-)

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2016 at 11:40am

Carl, what a facinating pile-up!  I found some of it amusing, but I've slid out of control on ice before, and the loss of control and worry about the what I might hit was the opposite of amusing.  Luckily, I never hit any vehicle or person.  Just broke a barb-wire fence once, and ended-up in a deep ditch once.

 

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