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Old 10-14-2014, 11:56 PM   #3501
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I have these: HICKIES - Laces out, HICKIES in! Shoelaces just got stylish...
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:11 AM   #3502
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*sigh* Once again, our internet went down. This has been a recurring problem late at night. We figured they were doing some sort of updates on the line - probably because they figure everyone is sleeping in the wee hours. Well we showed them! Tonight was the final straw. Himself called to see what was going on. So, of course, I went into the room to kibitz. When she asked it there was anything else as they were wrapping up the call, I queried about a credit. Didn't expect much because we aren't out for that long (I think the longest was 1 1/2 hours) but it doesn't hurt to ask. We have $10 coming off our next bill! Better than nothing! The good news is, they are almost done with all of their updates and this should be ending soon.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:10 AM   #3503
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Best thing, once you get them tied comfortably, it turns your shoes into slip-ons...
My grandson has these for his shoes. I think they're a great idea.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:41 AM   #3504
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We had a visit from The Henderson County Animal Control people today. Someone (a lady from work) reported us for cruelty to animals, abuse, and neglect.

I had mentioned we had eight cats here, and that lady said she had a sister who worked for Animal Control. I didn't know she would report us to her sister.

It was heartbreaking. Our home is very, very clean, and we showed her all eight perfectly scooped and clean litterboxes (three times a day with 8 cats, of course), plenty of all foods and water, the immaculate back yard where my Lilly runs, everything nice and neat...the way we live.

This woman even inspected the bathroom, which of course was beautiful as always, and she went through both bedrooms and our computer room which are very nice and pretty. She commented that our house might be clean, but she said it was tacky.

We smoke, but never in the house and garage, so she found our ashtry on the table on our front deck and by that time I was furious. I told her we never subject our pets to second-hand smoke. She called me a liar and that's when I called the sheriff's department. Enough was enough. The deputy arrived, looked at the pet areas, met some cats and my dog, and sent her packing.

He said they're only supposed to check on the well-being of the pets in or out of the house, and she had no right to look in our bedrooms or bathrooms. He said our pet areas were pristine and we had nothing to worry about.

Of course we don't! Just because we have eight cats our home is nasty?

When I get to work tomorrow, with the paperwork I have, I'm going to our store manager. This has to be harrassment or something. Many of my co-workers have visited here, our home is very nice and we love our pets and take very, very good care of them. They have all their vaccinations, although the cats don't go out. Everyone is fixed, we have wonderful and consistent vet care, and this happens?

I really have no use for nosy people!!
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:26 AM   #3505
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Certainly cuts down on being chatty with your co-workers.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:59 PM   #3506
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CCL, your manager can't do anything about the Animal Control inspector's behavior; your co-worker isn't responsible for that, either. You would have better luck, and possibly prevent other people from having to go through that, by contacting the inspector's supervisor and sharing the sheriff's report with that person.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:28 PM   #3507
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The deputy called today, and he did that just this morning. He contacted the head of Animal Control and reported her and sent his report over to him.

The thing the deputy was concerned about was this: Had my co-worker ever come to our home? I said no, never at first, but then I did remember she had! Three years ago, she and her husband came to our house to pick up an almost-new Bowflex we had to give away and some other good things we weren't using any more for a store associate who lost everything he had in a flood. We loaded everything through the garage, but they never came inside. We had 5 cats then, and of course, our dog.

He said he'd add that to the report before he sent it, but that it really didn't matter. He said it was a breach of protocol to inspect a home without a formal, registered complaint filed through either the Sheriff's office or Animal Control, which is a part of the Sheriff's office.

Grrrrrr!! I told our store manager about it today, and apparently she has done this to others in the store who have pets. I'm the fifth person she'd turned in! I only had a half day today, so the manager said she'd talk to her and possibly turn this over to our district manager. Good. The district manager is my husband's cousin. This should be fun!

I know there are so many people out there who really don't take care of their pets, and that does make me very angry. I know, believe me, how much work it takes and how expensive it is to take care of now eight cats and a dog, but they are like children to us. They're all fixed, healthy, flea-free, have all their shots, our vets are less than 2 miles from our home (yay!) and the litterboxes are scooped whenever there's a clump and every other day they are bleached and changed with fresh litter. It's a nasty job, but if I like a clean bathroom, so do they.

The deputy said he'd either be in touch for a follow-up or the Animal Control guy will call. We'll see what happens.

Meanwhile, I'd better go look for a clump!
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:22 PM   #3508
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Glad things went so well, CCL
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:52 PM   #3509
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Good for you Crazy Lady. Make sure you follow through .
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:56 PM   #3510
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I know this is a small vent but it bugs me, I hate it when a checker or clerk in a store calls me dear, honey or sweetheart.
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