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Old 01-16-2009, 06:26 PM   #91
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If anyone has dave's home address, could you pm it to me. He helped me when I put my dog to sleep and I'd really love to have a card of support waiting for him when he gets home.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:33 PM   #92
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Scientific evidence now indicates that an apple a day does indeed keep the doctor away...

The trick is hitting them hard enough with the apple!

I have the address I can PM it to you if FM hasn't already.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #93
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Dave, so you think a life couldn't get more boring than yours.
Ha!
Yesterday I volunteered to take the neighbor's puppy while she went to work. She only works part time, but left it outside, on her lanai (porch-to you northerners) in its crate (I don't like crates) in the cold. Yes cold. It was in the 50s and windy. Ok you northerners, stop laughing. I said cold-not freezing. I heard it wimpering when all the neighborhood walkers did their doggie afternoon walk, and I'm a sucker. So I volunteered for today.
I have an ornerary weiner dog who doesn't like anyone or thing but me, so it was iffy at best. I can't tell you what kind of dog this other thing is, but do know it's part kangaroo (explain later) and looks like a short gray haired with brown freakles in varying sized from a dallop to an icecream scoop (I like the food comparisons) all over him, lean, slender body and gives the impression of a dingo. And creepy dark gray eyes. But he's a cute, odd thing.
So promptly at 7:30 this morning I walked over with my baby to pick him up. (His name is Zepplin, my baby is Parker) I figured if they walked into the house together my guy would handle it better. Well they began with the doggie intro thing (ya know what dogs do-yik!)
Then Zepplin promptly inhaled Parker's food bowl in
what? like 10 seconds flat, washed it down, all the while Parker checking him out.
This dang dog wouldn't calm down, bouncing off the walls, and I saw Parker reaching the end of his rope after 2 1/2 hours. (Zepplin's about 6 mos. old, Parkers 8 1/2 yrs old.) So out we went to the canal, where I see all the wildlife. Parker-no leash, Zepplin-not walking a straight line, but running around in circles and hopping/walking on hind legs.
In the mile Parker and I walked this thing must have walked 4!
I thought they'd crash when we got back, but Nooooo, more of the same.
Finally, around noon they crashed. My guy was out like a light. Zepplin lasted 20 minutes.
Well, yaddy, yaddy ya.
We wound up taking 2 more similar walks before I was able to bring him back at 4pm. And I'm exhausted.
Parker has stirred to eat his dinner, but has had I think the ruffest day of his old doggie life.
And I don't think he'll forgive me or forget for awhile.
Understand that we live like monks (are there female monks?), and we like it like that - here in Paradise. LOL!
Oh, and the only wildlife I saw was the gator sunbathing on the bank of the canal. Thank God it was the far side.
Parker will go after anything that moves. His favorite passtime is chasing and capturing those little lizards we have. 2 years ago was bitten by a pigmy rattlesnake sticking his nose where it didn't belong.(That's why I call him Parker - short for Nosey Parker!) So I gotta keep my eye on him all the time.
So other than visiting here on and off most of the day, that's all she wrote.
I hear you've been getting calls from some of us.
I told Fisher's Mom I wouldn't call, as I didn't want to disturb you. I know you're there to get well, and even though meds matter, rest and sleep are the best meds.
But she said your feeling alot better and may leave sometime early to mid next week. Yahoo! Can you see me smiling? .
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:20 PM   #94
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Dave, so you think a life couldn't get more boring than yours.
Ha!
Yesterday I volunteered to take the neighbor's puppy while she went to work. She only works part time, but left it outside, on her lanai (porch-to you northerners) in its crate (I don't like crates) in the cold. Yes cold. It was in the 50s and windy. Ok you northerners, stop laughing. I said cold-not freezing. I heard it wimpering when all the neighborhood walkers did their doggie afternoon walk, and I'm a sucker. So I volunteered for today.
I have an ornerary weiner dog who doesn't like anyone or thing but me, so it was iffy at best. I can't tell you what kind of dog this other thing is, but do know it's part kangaroo (explain later) and looks like a short gray haired with brown freakles in varying sized from a dallop to an icecream scoop (I like the food comparisons) all over him, lean, slender body and gives the impression of a dingo. And creepy dark gray eyes. But he's a cute, odd thing.
So promptly at 7:30 this morning I walked over with my baby to pick him up. (His name is Zepplin, my baby is Parker) I figured if they walked into the house together my guy would handle it better. Well they began with the doggie intro thing (ya know what dogs do-yik!)
Then Zepplin promptly inhaled Parker's food bowl in
what? like 10 seconds flat, washed it down, all the while Parker checking him out.
This dang dog wouldn't calm down, bouncing off the walls, and I saw Parker reaching the end of his rope after 2 1/2 hours. (Zepplin's about 6 mos. old, Parkers 8 1/2 yrs old.) So out we went to the canal, where I see all the wildlife. Parker-no leash, Zepplin-not walking a straight line, but running around in circles and hopping/walking on hind legs.
In the mile Parker and I walked this thing must have walked 4!
I thought they'd crash when we got back, but Nooooo, more of the same.
Finally, around noon they crashed. My guy was out like a light. Zepplin lasted 20 minutes.
Well, yaddy, yaddy ya.
We wound up taking 2 more similar walks before I was able to bring him back at 4pm. And I'm exhausted.
Parker has stirred to eat his dinner, but has had I think the ruffest day of his old doggie life.
And I don't think he'll forgive me or forget for awhile.
Understand that we live like monks (are there female monks?), and we like it like that - here in Paradise. LOL!
Oh, and the only wildlife I saw was the gator sunbathing on the bank of the canal. Thank God it was the far side.
Parker will go after anything that moves. His favorite passtime is chasing and capturing those little lizards we have. 2 years ago was bitten by a pigmy rattlesnake sticking his nose where it didn't belong.(That's why I call him Parker - short for Nosey Parker!) So I gotta keep my eye on him all the time.
So other than visiting here on and off most of the day, that's all she wrote.
I hear you've been getting calls from some of us.
I told Fisher's Mom I wouldn't call, as I didn't want to disturb you. I know you're there to get well, and even though meds matter, rest and sleep are the best meds.
But she said your feeling alot better and may leave sometime early to mid next week. Yahoo! Can you see me smiling? .
you are too funny.....thanks for the laugh and I hope that Dave sees it......debs
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:31 PM   #95
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Just talked to Dave..He sounds so good..It's wonderful to know he is home and had a good dinner tonight...He goes in tomorrow at 10 for the first of his treatments..I'm sending him good thoughts and many many prayers that all goes well and does what is needed.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:40 PM   #96
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Thanks for the update, and prayers for his ordeal starting tomorrow.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:17 PM   #97
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Dave, you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. I hope today is a good day and tomorrow is even better.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:24 PM   #98
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Hey, Dave for whenever you get this {{{{HUG}}}}

Anyone speak to Dave today?
How'd he make out with his 1st? treatment.
Please remind him he's probably gonna lose his appetite, or things are gonna taste funny and he may lose taste of some of the things he use to like. But eating several small meals a day, instead of main meals is critical.
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As far as I know, no one has been able to reach him today or yesterday. The hospital says he was discharged today but there is still no answer at home. I suspect, as you say Quicksilver, his first day of chemo was a rough one but I will be sure and post as soon as I hear anything.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #100
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Send him my best when you can. Thanks, FM.
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