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The Colds from Hell

Evidently my sinus infection was a virus which I passed on to Ted. He has returned the favor and now I have the drippy, sneezy, old fashioned cold that we all hate. For days, if we leave the house, we have to take a box of kleenex with us. The only place we go is to the grocery store and I am religious about disinfecting my cart when I am through with it.

I have found an author that I love. Her name is Ruth Ware and she writes the delicious, spooky British mysteries that I particularly enjoy. I just devoured "The Death of Mrs. Westaway" in one sitting.
I read too much, particularly when it is cold and dreary outside.

Jose gets up with me and is content lay at my feet. I never thought that we could love another dog as much as Rex but each one brings their own personality and characteristics and captures our hearts.
He is such a smart little fellow. When he feels ignored, he sits up to get attention. We have found that he was raised on all sorts of things that were bad for him. He is no stranger to ice cream, candy or cheese crackers but we don't indulge him. He gets dry food and boiled chicken.

Love the new avatars.

posted on Nov 9, 2018 6:07 AM ()


I need to try some of the authors you recommend!
comment by jerms on Nov 24, 2018 7:13 PM ()
It was smart of you to bring Jose home, just imagine how lonely it'd be without Rex and nothing to distract you except Ted.
comment by traveltales on Nov 10, 2018 6:32 PM ()
Yes, Jose is another great dog. we are blessed in that area.
reply by elderjane on Nov 16, 2018 2:11 AM ()
I find that gargling with Listerine at the first sign of a cold usually stops it overnight. Hugs to you and Jose, super dog.
comment by tealstar on Nov 9, 2018 9:28 AM ()
Thanks, I will try t hat along with lots of vitamin C.
reply by elderjane on Nov 10, 2018 5:09 AM ()
I don’t think it’s possible to read too much! I miss reading. I have a whole book to read before my next book club meeting next weekend Eek!!!
Jose sounds adorable. They do have a way of capturing our hearts.
comment by kristilyn3 on Nov 9, 2018 9:22 AM ()
I have always lived in fantasy land with books. I get lazier by the day.
reply by elderjane on Nov 10, 2018 5:11 AM ()
Buster was raised on a proper diet but age seems to have affected his taste buds. It's obvious that his appetite is still good but he doesn't prefer dry dog food. So we began by moistening it. Now it has to be flavored. Naturally he prefer beef pan drippings but he settled for watermelon chunks and chicken bullion this morning. At 16+ he can have whatever makes him happy.
comment by jjoohhnn on Nov 9, 2018 8:38 AM ()
You are absolutely right. When a dog is old he deserves to be pampered. I am afraid that Jose is older than we thought. He is beginning to get gray under his chin.
reply by elderjane on Nov 10, 2018 5:13 AM ()
Healing HUGS to you and Ted! Special cuddles for Jose! Take best care of yourselves.
comment by marta on Nov 9, 2018 6:14 AM ()
We are trying to rest a lot. I am doing research for investment club and I wish it was more entertaining. It is probably good for me.
reply by elderjane on Nov 10, 2018 5:15 AM ()

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