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Life & Events > Holiday Weekends, an Earthquake and Doggie Mistake

Holiday Weekends, an Earthquake and Doggie Mistake

I really don't like Holidays since I retired and I guess
that is a supremely selfish viewpoint. I loved that extra
day off when I was working.

We had the worst earthquake ever this morning. I was
sitting on a bar stool drinking coffee and it shook me
and the house to pieces. Rex was really frightened. Ted
was asleep and it woke him up. It was closer or much higher on the Richter scale than usual.

Jose is a trailer trash dog. I haven't been as vigilant
about walking him or have not walked him in time and he
has had 2 accidents. This is apparently why he had so
many return trips to the shelter and why he has such severe
seperation anxiety. He is ok with Rex but left alone, he
cries and whines. We are determined to lick the problem
because he is such a sweet little guy. All that walking
does me good anyway.

We are going to see Bad Mom's this afternoon but don't
have anything else planned for the weekend. Linda and
our Laura were here Tuesday and spent the night. I got
Laura's senior pictures. She is so beautiful but not any
more beautiful than her Mom was at the same age. All my
grandaughters are pretty and very sweet but then, I am

I am trying to get some much needed things accomplished
in the house. the carpet needs shampooing and the curtains need washing and the bathroom needs regrouting.
Wish me luck.

By the way, why is the internet so riddled with lies and
misinformation? I guess the responsibility lies with
people who have no respect for the truth. I am going to
watch the news on educational tv from now on. It has
been so distorted on the regular channels. I hate the
fact that every word out of Donald Trump's mouth is
quoted ad infinitum on all the channels.

posted on Sept 3, 2016 6:53 AM ()


I'm no fan of weekends or holiday weekends. We didn't even bother with yard sales today since I figured that people sold any good stuff in the spring. But the weather was wonderful and I got a lot done. I was waiting to hear fracking associated with your quake but it didn't happen on NPR this morning and that is the first and last news I listened to today.
comment by jjoohhnn on Sept 3, 2016 4:06 PM ()
I am surprised that there ways no news of this earthquake since it was
the worst one we have had and of course frakking is the problem. The
weather is glorious here too.
reply by elderjane on Sept 4, 2016 5:34 AM ()
Many who adopt pets from a shelter have very little understanding of what they have been through. Returning them is their solution and this is devastating. I have had initial behavior problems with my adopted cats and time and love solves it all. It's why we get someone to come to the house and cat sit when we go anywhere overnight instead of boarding them. Our Brunswick, the best kitty ever, had pneumonia and a volunteer nursed him back to health and then returned him to the shelter where we eventually found and adopted him. Think how he felt when he thought he had a home and then found himself back in bedlam. So he was schizzy for about a year and didn't want to trust anyone. But we finally got through to him. He was wonderful.
comment by tealstar on Sept 3, 2016 3:58 PM ()
We are working with Jose to correct the problems. He is so cute and has
such cute ways and is good for Rex. I am dreading his dental appointment on the 20th. It will be painful but no one ever took care of his teeth and he needs five pulled and a cleaning.
reply by elderjane on Sept 4, 2016 5:37 AM ()
Jose is lucky he has Rex there. I have thought of adopting a chihuahua in the past, although I usually don't go for tiny dogs, but some are really cute and I could name him Ricardo. If you get inspired to do that regrouting, send some inspiration my way to recaulk my shower!
comment by drmaus on Sept 3, 2016 1:28 PM ()
Ricardo is a perfect name. The mix with Pomeranian has made Jose a
better dog and I hope a healthier one. He is very sweet and loving.
The Vet just marveled at his temperment and of course he is cuter than
an all chihuahua. I hope I can do the re grouting myself.
reply by elderjane on Sept 4, 2016 5:48 AM ()
Eek Separation anxiety is quite a problem in some dogs.. Consult a positive trainer if needed! It took lots of work with my Kraymer but he did get better...
I'm glad ur ok after the earthquake!!!
comment by kristilyn3 on Sept 3, 2016 10:44 AM ()
Jose does well with Rex and he has made Rex act way more youthful. Rex
plays with toys again although he had given them up several years ago.
reply by elderjane on Sept 4, 2016 5:53 AM ()

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