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The Worst Thing Today

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 4:39 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:Pretty much snowed in today. London has ground to a halt. It not only snowed heavily overnight but continued for most of the day. Very few people made it into work I understand. I worked from home but haven't really managed to get that much done. More is expected tonight.


My snow is kind of a 'Best thing Today' because it's ten years since we've had any here and as I work from home anyway and the dh is retired, we've been enjoying it. It's still snowing now, but very tiny snow, almost sleet and the temperature is 0 degrees outside. Suppose it might drop by full dark.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 6:48 pm

Loads of snow here today and more expected tonight. My daughter was unable to go to school and looks like she'll be unable to go tomorrow, too. She's been loving it, though - sledging and building snowmen!!
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 9:21 pm

horrific head cold

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed February 4th, 2009, 9:59 am

As of about 2 hours ago, the clutch in my car is completely #@&&!!.

Expensive repairs dead ahead. :mad:
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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Wed February 4th, 2009, 6:50 pm

The little male puppy I had on deposit had to be PTS the other day. There were only two puppies born in the litter and the little male just never thrived and had difficulty nursing so after three days the awful decision was made. The owner of the Mama dog was an incrediblely nice man, doesn't breed for profit, and is very involved with working his dog. He also said even though I couldn't end up getting a dog from him that he is available for any questions or anything I need. There is another litter available from one of the very very few breeders I'd buy a dog like a Presa Canario from so I'm contacting them to see about getting one of their puppies. Hopefully something will work out!
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Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed February 4th, 2009, 6:55 pm

Oh LCW how awful! That poor little puppy! *sniff*

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Wed February 4th, 2009, 7:42 pm

Thanks, Sonja! I keep thinking how unfair it is that backyard breeders and irresponsible pet owners can have litter after litter and here is someone who did everything right and not only did they only have two puppies but only one survived! :( It's a good lesson on how dog breeding is not all cute puppies and happy smiles. It can be heartbreaking as well! As dissapointed as I am it's so much worse for them as they spent months anticipating the puppies, even longer than that planning the breeding, and then three long sleepless nights trying to pull this puppy through. My heart aches for them!
Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed February 4th, 2009, 7:49 pm

You're welcome!

I don't know if you've heard about this, but in my state, hundreds of puppies were taken from puppy mills. Most were found in deplorable conditions, had parasites and diseases and left to fend for themselves!

They are trying to rehabliate them and hopefully one day they will be found loving homes. It was just appalling to see and hear about, I had to cuddle Jasper a lot!

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed February 4th, 2009, 10:58 pm

head cold is worse and now in my chest. I'm keeping in a coma like state of mind to numb the voice in my head saying 'you really didn't need to miss work but you did anyhoe...'

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Wed February 4th, 2009, 11:06 pm

LCW, so sorry to hear about losing your puppy, poor little mite. Here's hoping for a happier outcome in the future.
Les proz e les vassals

Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



www.elizabethchadwick.com


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