Meet Nala, Volunteer Extraordinaire

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51 Responses to “Meet Nala, Volunteer Extraordinaire”

  1. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:32 am on April 13th, 2015

    Good morning all. That was a very touching feel-good story. Brought a little tear to my eyes. It’s a safe one to read Howlers.
    Nala is doing good work and cheering up many elderly.

    Rainy here and warm. You can almost see things growing. My favorite time of year.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 am on April 13th, 2015

    Good morning, B&M&L and everyone! Glad it is getting to growing season for Barb. Rainy here too, probably for the next week.
    The Nala story is wonderful and happy :)
    Have a monumentous Monday.

  3. ML
    9:23 am on April 13th, 2015

    Good morning all. After having me go to work before the sun came up this week I am going in mid-morning. I am all out of sync. Hope everyone has just the kind of day they want.

    bbl

  4. B.Stover
    10:07 am on April 13th, 2015

    What a wonderful dog you are Nala.

    Good morning all.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    10:21 am on April 13th, 2015

    Nala! Sob, sob!

  6. dawson
    11:13 am on April 13th, 2015

    Our hospital in Canada has a new policy: no dogs. Makes no sense. Hooray for Nala, the staff and the administration of the hospital.

    Thunderstorms last night had Alice looking for cover, Abby not bothered and the black kats begging to go out.

    ML: We are having a sunny day.

  7. Alice M. Johnson
    11:21 am on April 13th, 2015

    That Nala is a special dog!

  8. Staff
    11:22 am on April 13th, 2015

    That Nala is a special dog!

  9. AbbietheKitty
    11:23 am on April 13th, 2015

    I suppose I should get in on the fun…

    That Nala is a special dog!

  10. Masquers
    11:37 am on April 13th, 2015

    Alice & Abbie: And youse are special kats for saying so.

    Message to another special kat – Blukat – Please check your SDD ^..^

  11. BearSpiritDog
    11:38 am on April 13th, 2015

    Dawson: Not Allowing admittance to the Nation Within?
    How Heartless!

  12. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:43 am on April 13th, 2015

    Probably some administrative dope who thinks dogs will carry in diseases. Or perhaps bite someone.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    11:48 am on April 13th, 2015

    Only if they desperately need it.

  14. Diane C.
    12:28 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Good Dog Nala! Good morning to all and best wishes for the day.
    I am back to work and have mixed feelings about Conan, who seems a bit sad (or possibly traumatized by his three days in hospital) despite his healthy enzyme levels. May I send him for a brif stay under the quilt so he can recover his good spirits?

  15. Diane C.
    12:30 pm on April 13th, 2015

    …and that should have read “brief”…

  16. BearSpiritDog
    12:53 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Conan: The Quilt awaits!

  17. BearSpiritDog
    12:59 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Speaking of Biting Someone…I’m on my way to Canada to see a certain Hospital Administrative Official…would anyone care to join me?

  18. Herd of Hounds
    1:25 pm on April 13th, 2015

    BSD, Blondie here, May I join you in your trip to Canada to grab a hospital administrator’s pant leg. Sounds like fun and something goos to include in my puppy resume. Be right there.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    2:03 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Welcome to the Mission, Blondie.
    Look, there’s Rio with his little knapsack Preparing to Leave his Backyard.
    Perhaps we could Convince the Royals and a certain Pink Bulldozer to also join us in this Caper?

  20. Herd of Hounds
    2:10 pm on April 13th, 2015

    YOu’re the boss dog. Don’t imagine it could hurt.

  21. B.Stover
    2:49 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Future Learn is beginning an online course today on World War I. Here’s a link for any interested:

    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/ww1-stories/todo/1515?utm_campaign=Course+Notice&utm_medium=email&utm_source=course_notice

  22. Diane C.
    3:06 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Bear! “Speaking of biting someone” what a great start to any sentence! Godspeed on your mission y’all (will you be working undercover? Disguised?)
    Howlers–thank you for the Vicktory Dogs update. I just forwarded to everyone I know. Off to continue my survey of public transportation in Southern California…

  23. BearSpiritDog
    3:10 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Commander Rio: Requesting Permission to Blurr North.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    3:12 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Public transport in So cal. What a concept. Mom lived in LA/OC for 50 years and everyone pooh pooed everything but the CAR. Within a couple of years after leaving the land of granola (fruits, nuts and flakes) there are metros and subways and trains. Whooda thunk!

  25. Herd of Hounds
    3:12 pm on April 13th, 2015

    We are locked and loaded, awating final permission.

  26. Masquers
    3:19 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Whilest the motley crew proceeds on their most important mission, I will check out the latest class offered at Future Learn.
    B: Thank you for the link.

    Note to DianeC: They may, or may not, be in disguises. If they stopped off at the kennel on their way to the northern destination (and I suspect as much) several of the Snowhook dogs will have ideas on how best to proceed uncover.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    4:50 pm on April 13th, 2015

    (psssst, BSD, what happens if we have a wardrobe malfunction?)

  28. BearSpiritDog
    5:08 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Hounds: That would be Very Unprofessional, to say the least, and in the event of such an occurrence you will be on your own.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    5:35 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Sorry, Hounds, But it’s called a Dropped Dog Policy. This is Mas Importante and we Cannot Risk Discovery of our Secret Mission.
    Just keep yourself together, No Barking, and there will be No Problemo.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    5:43 pm on April 13th, 2015

    AOK (we mean aok).

  31. dawson
    6:41 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Yeep!
    Have I started a mission? The thing is, although the no dog policy is in effect, security is nil, the administrator is rather unaware, and the nurses are dog-lovers soI had no problem bringing in a little dog to an inmate of the long term care right before I left the country. Stand down, Plunderers.

  32. Tupper's Mama
    6:45 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Aww carp! And we were just getting the bulldozer oiled up.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    6:50 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Mission aborted! I repeat. Mission aborted. Everyone return to their yards (that means you, Blondie, and Macy Min-Pin & crew).

  34. BearSpiritDog
    6:52 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Tundra! Get Back in Your Yard. Pronto.

  35. Herd of Hounds
    6:57 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Oh, carpola (as mom would say). I was looking forward to my first mission.

  36. Masquers
    7:25 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Youse realize of course that Commander RiƵ is in charge of all missions? At no time did I hear him barking the go ahead.

  37. Herd of Hounds
    7:37 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Oh, I understand, we were getting prepared just in case. Gotcha.

  38. Kat
    9:20 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Nala is a Good Dog. The best. I have to go lick some salt off Momma’s face now.

    But first: she finally took me to the doc about my hurtin’ paw. I got a shot. Momma says I will hopefully be better by this time tomorrow.

  39. Tupper and Gilly
    9:31 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Oh Kat – we thought the paw was all good. Are you OK now, sweet girl?

  40. Diane C.
    9:39 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Well, this is a bit of a disappointment, but OK. I’m sure there will be other Missions in future (exciting ones).
    I owe everyone some gratitude as Conan seems to be benefiting from his quilt time and may be checking back in during the week if that’s OK (he can contribute some of his stash of special liver/kidney food to go with the Cheetos).

  41. Kat
    9:44 pm on April 13th, 2015

    My momma thought it was getting better, and she was giving me pills. Then we went for a walk and I was worse. This morning, I couldn’t put my paw down. It is one of my toes that is sore. Neither the dov or my ‘rents can see anything, but the doc thinks it is bruised. He is wrong. What it is, is “hurt”. He gave me a long-term steroid shot. Do youse think I will now bulk up and get mean?

  42. Diane C.
    9:49 pm on April 13th, 2015

    In other news, yesterday I met a Ladybug–a canine movie star. One of the AALOC (Animal Assistance League of Orange County) dogs was adopted and recently made her debut in a new movie about an International Wiener Dog competition. She plays the British dachshund entrant and it’s quite a demonstration of her range as an actor since she’s a chihuahua mix. I’ll let y’all know how the flick fares on the local festival circuit.

  43. Diane C.
    9:51 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Dear Sweet Kat–Nothing could make you mean, but the shot may make you a little more comfortable–I’m hoping so, anyway.
    HOH–Did I tell you about being thrown off the subway (not just me–everyone) two weeks ago? If not, I’ll let you know via backchannels…

  44. Herd of Hounds
    9:54 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Kat, we think the shot will help your foot feel better. Diane, it is so gracious of Conan to share his special food under the quilt.
    Rainy, rainy, rainy here and the pattering on the roof is making us all sleepy.

  45. Tupper and Gilly
    10:05 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Kat – the only thing that may bulk up could be your appetite.
    And we know for FACT that ice cream is very good for hurt toes. Especially if you eat it.

  46. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:19 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Feel better, Kat. Ice cream sounds good. Have some coconut ice cream bars in the freezer. Night all.

  47. AbbietheKitty
    10:19 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Diane, Conan is always welcome under the quilt. Anyone can propose themselves for quilt time, you do not have to be invited. It helps if you bring treats and if you want to play cards with Tenzing you usually have to wear collars, harnesses, booties and extra tags on the collar. They like to play strip poker.

    nuff said.

  48. Diane C.
    10:50 pm on April 13th, 2015

    AbbietheKitty–thank you so much for the elaboration. I will see that C. is appropriately accessorized (cummerbund, ascot, etc. should a card game break out).

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    11:19 pm on April 13th, 2015

    Diane – pretty safe bet that it is WHEN a card game breaks out, not IF.
    Tenzing not only makes a great pillow, he also consistently draws an inside straight.

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    Suggestions_77. Never allow wet concrete to remain in contact with all the skin while placing or finishing concrete, or to saturate clothing, enter boots.

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    Concrete Flatwork Alternatives
    Not all concrete flatwork is created equal. That is true of both its structural integrity and function that is decorative. Superior quality concrete demands exactly combining quick delivery to make sure proper curing, aggregates, and delicate application methods to accomplish a lasting finish. Various approaches will produce different kinds of finishing. Smoother finishes should be preserved for inside. Smooth concrete may be slick when wet. Brush-textured concrete is not worse for exterior concrete flatwork.

    There’s more to finishing than just strength and security, though. Decorative concrete contractors can utilize this finishing process to help them create all kinds of interesting, warm, and inviting effects. Coffee tables, Countertops and other interior concrete installations generally supply the challenges that are best, but your concrete driveway may be finished and dyed to appear to be a stone drive. Your neighbors won’t believe it’s not abstract.

    Using concrete stains or dyes, a contractor could make your concrete flatwork look like almost any material, including your cellar floor to seem like hardwood. Given that below-grade hardwood flooring is a big nono, many homeowners locate their way to ornamental concrete flatwork for their cellar floor.

    Difficulties with Your Concrete Flatwork
    Problems can still happen, though concrete is one of the very durable materials available to homeowners. Distinct difficulties tend to have different root causes. Chances are your problem may be dealt with using these suggestions in case you are having trouble with your concrete:

    Stained or dirty Concrete: Splotches or spots on concrete surfaces can normally be removed with a professional powerwasher. Sealing the surface against spillways can prevent this.

    Cracked or Chipped Concrete: Frequently fissure openings in little pieces breaking away or the top are hints of future issues. Take these miniature signs seriously and have a contractor check out the difficulties and also make repairs.

    Broken or cracked Borders: Sadly, any hard surface can chip or break away in the edges. Typically due to impact or erosion, cracks can be repaired in the event the issue is modest.

    Flaking Concrete: This could indicate that the concrete mixture might be flawed, in case you start to see the surface breaking away. The unique mixture of elements of concrete gives it endurance and strength. Flaking isn’t a common feature.

    Settling: As soils shift down and up over time settling is a standard source of damage. Concrete is intended for strength, although not necessarily for extreme flexibility. Little shifts are fine, but shifts that are larger will damage concrete. Settling is frequently a serious and expensive issue. In most cases, repair is just not an option.

    The review concludes with some perspectives on research needs for the long run.

    1. When possible, place concrete on earth that is undisturbed, firm.

    Suggestions_22. So the concrete slab surface slopes the absolute minimum of two percent, or 1/4 inch per foot, to supply adequate drainage. set forms

    Tricks_33. Work with a scratch template, generally, a section of 2-by-4 or 2-by-6 lumber equal to the specified slab depth with positions attached to the top surface at every end, or a string line over the very top of the forms to make sure suitable slab thickness.

    tips_44. Order air-entrained concrete if the flatwork will soon be exposed to
    The absolute air content must be five to eight percent for concrete using a maximum size aggregate of 3/4 to one inch). Do not hard-trowel air-entrained concrete.

    5. Specify the absolute minimum cementitious material content in regard to the most aggregate size as shown in Table 1, to ensure great finishability of the fresh concrete and good durability of the hardened concrete.

    tips_66. Do not use high-slump concrete. Control water improvements at the truck. A good recession for most flatwork set by hand: five inches.

    Hints_77. Never enable wet concrete to saturate clothing, enter boots, or to stay in touch with the skin finishing or while setting concrete.

    Suggestions_88.

    tips_1010. Don’t perform any finishing process while bleed water is present at first glance. Don’t dust dry cement on the surface to soak up water that is bleed.

    Hints_1111. Use a groover to make contraction joints in the concrete that is fresh. Make sure that the groove depth is one-fourth of the slab thickness. As an alternative, saw the joints using an early- cut tool or a conventional tool. Early jointing helps prevent cracking.

    Tricks_1212. Do not steel trowel concrete that contains more than 3 percent entrained air.

    13. Start curing the concrete immediately after completion of finishing procedures.

    Tricks_1414. In places with freezing and thawing cycles, if concrete is set late in the fall, use wet-curing approaches rather than membrane forming curing compounds. This enables the concrete to dry before the first freeze. Whatever the case, tell the owner to not use deicing agents during the initial winter.

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