Milkshake the Cow

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83 Responses to “Milkshake the Cow”

  1. Kat
    8:06 am on June 11th, 2014

    Good morning. First off, my very own cat, Buddy, was pawsitive he was a dog. Some days, I was not so sure myself.

    I want youse to know that I am already here at Golinka’s ready for Smooch Duty. My BFF Callie wanted me here to dance with her and the giraffes. We are, and that is making the Stinky Mama laugh. Laughter is a good thing. And breathing.

    I asked Momma about those “hospitalists”. She never heard of the term. She said back in our Penn’s Woods State, we use Primary Care docs, as well as whatever specialists at the hospitals. She does not like the idea of revolving hospitalists. And she does not like the idea of Golinka’s brother being messed up. And she REALLY REALLY REALLY does not like the idea of Golinka being stressed out by all of this. So we need all smoochers to come give Tupper and Gilly a hand in holding down the Pink Bulldozer.

  2. Kat
    8:07 am on June 11th, 2014

    Good morning. First off, my very own cat, Buddy, was pawsitive he was a dog. Some days, I was not so sure myself.

    I want youse to know that I am already here at Golinka’s ready for Smooch Duty. My BFF Callie wanted me here to dance with her and the giraffes. We are, and that is making the Stinky Mama laugh. Laughter is a good thing. And breathing.

    I asked Momma about those “hospitalists”. She never heard of the term. She said back in our Penn’s Woods State, we use Primary Care docs, as well as whatever s-p-e-c-I-a-l-I-s-t-s at the hospitals. She does not like the idea of revolving hospitalists. And she does not like the idea of Golinka’s brother being messed up. And she REALLY REALLY REALLY does not like the idea of Golinka being stressed out by all of this. So we need all smoochers to come give Tupper and Gilly a hand in holding down the Pink Bulldozer.

  3. Kat
    8:07 am on June 11th, 2014

    First comment was in moderation. We all know why.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:04 am on June 11th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Cute cow story 🙂 Need to be careful with cows, though, like the large breed dogs, they really do not have a clue about their size. DDD has a friend who lived in rural VA and let the calf follow him around and play. Folks warned him but one day the full grown cow head butted him…through the barn wall and broke his arm and dislocated shoulder. No more free-range for cow.
    Hope those under quilt and Golinka have better days.
    News flash! Blondie isn’t here this morning. Mom says she is visiting the v e t and will be home tomorrow. Wow, a sleepover and we weren’t invited 🙁
    Have a welaxing Wednesday.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:14 am on June 11th, 2014

    Good morning all. Cute cow video.

    Quiet day here, rainy and cool. Guess we’ll just stay in and enjoy some downtime today.

    Hope Golinka’s bro is better today. We have heard that lung surgery is very painful, so he might have to be on heavy meds.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    10:32 am on June 11th, 2014

    A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy. (ba-dum-dum)

  7. B.Stover
    10:49 am on June 11th, 2014

    I like the name Milkshake.

    Good morning all.

  8. BooBear
    10:52 am on June 11th, 2014

    Hope Golinka’s brother has a more peaceful day. Sounds like a high fever or infection causing the irrational behavior, or possibly bleeding or swelling in the brain. (although, we are sure all those things have been checked). Deep breaths, Amalia.

  9. Masquers
    11:16 am on June 11th, 2014

    Royals: Heavy medications can cause unusual side effects. Paws crossed this is figured out and soon.
    BSD has been sending positive thoughts and powerful prayers.
    I will be joining my friend Kat on smooching duty.

  10. Staff
    12:13 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Dentist today, then lunch with a friend.

    I tried a new way of frying bacon on Dad today and he approved! You put water in the pan and sort of simmer it. It is supposed to make it more tender. Dad said it did!

    Gotta run.


  11. Barb & Maggie
    12:57 pm on June 11th, 2014

    We are wondering about the bacon. Do you start out with a little water, then let it boil dry and then fry the bacon? I wouldn’t think it cooked in water the whole time.

    Reading The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen. It is a really good one. T.G. is Chinese, and this book has a lot of Asian mythology in it. Quite interesting, and different from her other books in that regard. The only book in the series that we didn’t like was The Mephisto Club. Read half of that one and quit.

    Turned the heat on this morning. It was only 58 degrees.

  12. O'Howlers
    1:07 pm on June 11th, 2014

    B&M, It is only 65 here today, with a good breeze, and very damp. We don’t have the heat on, but Mom thinks it is too chilly outside for her.

  13. Thieves!
    1:12 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Bacon? Don’t mind if we do. We will even share with Golinka’s brother for medicinal purpose only.

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:17 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Bacon!…Soggy!…No thanks…grunt!

  15. O'Howlers
    1:31 pm on June 11th, 2014

    We will eat Rio’s portion.

  16. Tenzing
    1:48 pm on June 11th, 2014

    There may or may not have been a brief period in my youth where I thought I was a kat. I use to sit on the back of the couch just like a kat.

  17. Siber-H
    2:21 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Smart cow…wants to hang out with dogs.

    Staff, Please tell us more about the bacon. Any news about bacon is good news.

    Macy, Therapist in RR…my city got a mention on Breaking Bad!

    Thinking of Golinka and her brother today.

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:31 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Bad!…Fathers day tribute to Walter White of Breaking Bad…chorkel!

    Warning!…**SPOILERS** (macysmaw) **Violence** (staff)…sniff!

  19. Mollypop's Mom
    3:11 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Staff, that’s not nice – frying bacon on Dad. Shame on you.

  20. Masquers
    3:21 pm on June 11th, 2014

    I’m sorry some of youse didn’t get the “regretful rat” humor yesterday, but explaining it would defeat the purpose.
    MPM: You appear to have lost your avatar.

  21. Herd of Hounds
    3:25 pm on June 11th, 2014

    All this talk of bacon made us wonder: why do we cook bacon and bake cookies?

  22. Herd of Hounds
    3:27 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Masquers, we understood (and liked) “Rats”. Does that make us sick puppies?
    Hey is that why Blondie is having a sleepover at the v e t ?

  23. Mollypop's Mom
    3:34 pm on June 11th, 2014


  24. Siber-H
    4:07 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Rio, That is funny!
    There is a candy shop in Albuquerque making a fortune selling candy that looks like the meth on Breaking bad.

  25. BearSpiritDog
    4:08 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Milkshake is an Appropriate Name for a Cow.
    A Cow that thinks it is a Dog is a little strange, but kats that think they are dogs?
    We have a couple of those around here.
    Tenz: Puppies can Be and Believe anything they choose.

    Royal Mum: Could the Medication your Brother is on be a contributing factor? One or a combination thereof could be causing a bad reaction.
    Nana has had bad experiences with medications.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    4:13 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Still don’t get it. Could you please explain about the rat thing?

    Just made a corn salad/relish as a side for grilled chicken tonight. It is corn, red bell peppers, onion, garlic and fresh ginger, all sauteed. Then after the mix is cooled, mix in jalapeno pepper, oil and vinegar and a big handful of chopped cilantro. Chill and use as a topping on the grilled chicken. The cilantro is from our herb garden.

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    4:19 pm on June 11th, 2014

    We loved Rats! too. Made us snerkle.

    Ok – brother had a major meltdown last night. Still highly agitated today, but he is installed in Gramps office/now spare bedroom.

    Had a loooong talk with nurse practitioner today. She suggested involuntary commitment as she (a former psych nurse) feels brother has schizophrenia. We declined as he was already so agitated that telling him he was staying would have brought about nuclear battle.
    So he is at the house. Calmer but still not totally rational.

    I am asking for the combined knowledge of the Plunderers. I must get him psychological help. He needs meds and a doctor. How do I start this process without having him committed?

  28. Barb & Maggie
    4:22 pm on June 11th, 2014

    BSD, I think it is fairly common for animals to imprint on another species. We had a mother hen hatch out some baby ducks one time, and they all thought they were chickens. We also had a baby raccoon who thought she was a dog. She never bothered the chickens and used to sleep with the two Springer Spaniels. This was all back in the day when Barb’s kids were little (in her other life).

  29. Barb & Maggie
    4:27 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Gosh Amalia, that is not good news to hear. We have no experience with mental illness, just some substance abuse problems in our family. However, schizo. problems usually start showing up in teen years or early adult years, right? Have you had a feeling that this has always been an issue and just made worse by the surgery and drugs? To suddenly appear at his age would be unusual.

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    4:54 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Barb – brother has always been unusual. We always classified it as depression. But he doesn’t usually have much to do with the family. There have been years when we would only see him on the “good holidays” even though he only lives 20 minutes away. He has lived in his current apt for 20 years, and until last week I never even knew which apartment was his. Never been allowed to visit.
    To the public he is funny, happy and a great guy. To the family, he is sullen and moody and cannot have a conversation without bringing up his ex wife. Divorced 25 years ago, but he still blames her for everything.

    The nurse thinks that he is able to hide his illness very well, but the combination of anxiety over the cancer, the heavy meds and the sleep deprivation that happens in hospitals just tipped him over the edge.

    Now we gotta tip him back.

  31. Staff
    5:01 pm on June 11th, 2014

    About the bacon. You start out with a little bit of water. Not enough to cover. Simmer simmer simmer. After a while you add a little more water.
    When it has been simmering for about 5 minutes or so (I did not measure time) I let the water simmer out and let it brown a bit. As soon as it gets nice color I turn off the heat and remove the bacon.
    Usually it just right and is not limp at all. It really does work. I suggest you just try it yourself as I did it all by trial and error.

  32. Staff
    5:22 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Dear Amalia, I hope someone with some knowledge can help you. We here are clueless. It seems as if you are working with very little knowledge about him which makes it worse. Good luck with this.

  33. c.hobbit
    5:40 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mom: Such a sad situation. It seems like someone at the hospital could advise you about what to do if you want to get him help but not commit him. Otherwise, see if you have a local NAMI office and contact them (National Alliance for Mental Illness).

  34. Barb & Maggie
    5:57 pm on June 11th, 2014

    We agree, Amalia, you definitely need some good professional advice here. Good that you are trying to help your brother, but obviously he has some major issues if you have never been invited to visit him in 20 years. The most important thing though, is to keep you, Leonard and your dad safe and not at risk.

  35. O'Howlers
    6:20 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Staff, we will try it ourselves. Please send it our way.

    Amalia, we think you are taking on too much. This is a job for professionals. We are very worrit about you and your family, 2-leggeds and 4-leggeds. You have your shows coming up too. You cannot let your brother with just Gramps. We have no experience dealing with anything like what your brother is going thru, but if the PA recommended committing, then keeping him at your home is simply not safe for you or for your own health.

  36. Siber-H
    6:33 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Amalia, I am agreeing with the Howlers. The quickest way to get your brother a doctor, a diagnosis, and meds is to have him committed. I don’t believe they would keep him for very long once they got him stabilized, and surely they would point him in the direction of follow up care once he was released.
    I realize what I am saying is much easier said than done.

  37. Herd of Hounds
    6:52 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Golinka, DDD’s family is full of crazies (literally) and the adopted son has schizo affective disorder. You need a mental health counselor (psychologist or psychiatrist). Most people resist this. Commitment is generally about a 2 week “vacation” to be sure of stabilization and reaction to medication. The problem comes when people want to “self medicate” because they feel better. It is a tough thing to go through. Sorry we are being depressing.

  38. c.hobbit
    7:32 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Well…I emailed in my application to be a foster dog/cat person. I just got a phone call to foster a puppy for 2 weeks prior to it being adopted. Yeep! I have not had a puppy in years. Any advice? From the photo he looks like a baby Sadie Bear. I’m off to pick him up. Sadie will either be very happy or not (me too). heh

  39. Tupper and Gilly
    7:38 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Dear Family – we are safe. Brother was agitated about the hospital. Now he is at our house, he is cranky and sullen, but not bouncing off walls.
    I have contacted NAMI – there is a meeting in our area next Tuesday. I plan to go.

    Brother is ( thank goodness) intimidated enough by pink bulldozers to behave. He may not listen to Gramp, but by dawg if I tell him to sit and stay, he dam well better do it.

    And now to add to the joy, all the power in the neighborhood is out.

    It just keeps getting better and better.

  40. Mollypop's Mom
    8:00 pm on June 11th, 2014

    CHobbit, that puppy does look like a little Sadie bear. I hope Sadie likes having a companion. She may not at first but then she may enjoy it.

    Well I’m a glutton for punishment. There is a hockey game on tonight and it could be the end for the Rangers.

  41. Diane C.
    8:01 pm on June 11th, 2014

    T and G–that which does not kill you makes you stronger. (Yeah, I’m sure you’re all comforted by that.) I’m glad to hear that Brother is doing at least a bit better, and that your Mom is acting on C. Hobbit’s good advice. I have nothing substantive to add despite having a few borderline cases in my own family (they tended to just live in isolation). Meanwhile, pawrayers for you, your family AND the power (although how are you accessing the internet, then?) Get your Mom under the quilt as soon as its feasible. How’s Callie doing? And the giraffes?
    Everyone–A belated greeting. I finally turned in all grades and have so far received only 3 emails requesting higher grades (on the grounds that the writers worked really hard–although it didn’t pay off in the area of exam results.)
    HOH–You deserve a medal for your literary feat (go ahead, make a pun, you deserve it).
    C. Hobbit–I’ve never had a puppy, but I’m a big fan of putting those training pads out for any new-to-your-home dog just on general principles. (Go ahead, Sharon–another pun opportunity).

  42. Siber-H
    8:03 pm on June 11th, 2014

    C.Hobbit, Adorable puppy.

    Advice: A tired puppy is a good puppy.

  43. Tupper and Gilly
    8:10 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Interesting that even without power and Internet, iPhones still work. Cannot get online on laptop or pad. Hmmm.

    Callie is doing great. She HATES taking pills, as some of you may remember. She spits out anything containing a pill, or eats the container and pitooies out the pill. Until we had a brainstorm. Ground up the pills, stirred the powder into a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter, then stuck spoonfuls if that to the roof of her mouth. VIOLA! Pills that cannot be spit out.
    Worked like a charm.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    8:24 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Puppy pun for DianeC. CHobbit ans SadieBear:
    A puppy swallowed some coins and was taken to the v e t. Later that day his human called to ask about him. The reply, “No change yet”

  45. Luna
    8:30 pm on June 11th, 2014

    CHobbit: Advice! On your way to pick up Sadiebear Jr., my mama suggests stopping by the store to pick up some extra patience and salve for what those puppy teeth can do to your hands. I suggest a firm but loving paw in the form of consistency and snuggles. The Theives offer their puppy sitting services.

    Golinka: the Quilt is wrapped around your shoulders and the Theives just filled up the tank of the bull dozer. Head bumps.

  46. dawson
    8:37 pm on June 11th, 2014

    CHobbit: What a cute puppy! That puppy looks very mischievous.

    Tupper’sMama: Hoping your brother regains his balance soon. You have so much already on your plate.
    Callie = a good patient!

    Mollypop’s Mom: I will watch the hockey game.

  47. Belle Starr
    8:40 pm on June 11th, 2014

    If I don’t get a Sadiebear Jr. of my very own, I’m going to be in a very bad mood. That Damn Pixie says no. Gah!

  48. O'Howlers
    8:42 pm on June 11th, 2014

    T&G, we are glad your mama sounds like she has things under control. If not, make her follow the PA’s advice.
    Hobbit! Awwwwww. We here are suckers for puppies. Our advice is CRATE. it will save you accidents, help with training, and her future adopters will thank you. But then, you probably already know that.
    Now about the future adopter: Kat’s godmom Leslie flunked with her first ever “foster”. His name was Cherokee. Just sayin’.

  49. Barb & Maggie
    8:50 pm on June 11th, 2014

    That is a very adorable puppy. Sounds like he already has a new forever family so guess you can’t follow Cherokee’s example.

  50. Masquers
    8:51 pm on June 11th, 2014

    CHobbiti: That puppy is just too cute! The Howlers have made a very good point. Two weeks is just enough time to fall in love.

  51. c.hobbit
    9:12 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Well…the puppy is much smaller than the photo would indicate. At first he was in a crate in the back of the car. Upon commencing crying, he was put in laundry basket on the passenger seat in front. I went around to the driver’s seat and opened the door to find said puppy waiting for me on “my” seat. So he rode home in my lap nibbling at my arm, blouse and hair. However he didn’t pee or throw up so he is already doing better than Sadie in a car.

    Puppy is the size of Sadie’s head or approximately two Mr. Carots. His name is Ike but I call him Ikette. Ikette latched onto Sadie right away following her around. It is a trip to see him go up and down stairs after her. Sadie is mostly confused as Ikette is too little to play with so is just annoying. I am already making a list of puppy items to buy in the store. I was unable to shop before going to get him.

  52. c.hobbit
    9:14 pm on June 11th, 2014

    O’Howlers: the reason I took Ikette was because he had an adopted home to go to in two weeks. I am not sure why he has to be fostered first but that is the routine.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on June 11th, 2014

    CHobbit!….Sounds like you have gone over the deep end for sure…snort!

  54. Tupper and Gilly
    9:33 pm on June 11th, 2014

    The lights are back on!
    Mama can now feel ok about opening the freezer and getting out a slushy cup.
    AND she can watch Midsomer Murders on tv.
    AND grumpy brother has gone to bed – all is calm, all is quiet. Now we get to climb in her lap and give her cuddles and nose bumps and look soulfully into her eyes.

    Whew – one day down. We feel ourselves getting stronger as we speak. Betcha we can bench press that bulldozer before this is over.

    CHobbit – that puppy is way too cute. We would have a very hard time with fostering for two weeks. You are a really good person.

    Theives – have we told you lately how much our Mama loves you?

  55. c.hobbit
    9:38 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Ikette knows where the kibble is kept and has toppled the bag and climbed inside. 🙂 He has been a little vacuum with the kibble I have laid out. Plus drinking lots of water.

    We were on the deck and I closed the sliding glass door that we had been going in and out of. When we started to go inside, Ikette galloped ahead and bumped his head on the glass. One of us may end up in a cone within the next two weeks.

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on June 11th, 2014

    CHobbit!…My bet is on you!you!you!…heh!heh!

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on June 11th, 2014

    OMDAWG!… We are watching the latest episode of 24 and it is EXCITING!….WOOOOOO!….Change-up from watching the Rockies lose night after night after night….wheeze!

  58. Siber-H
    10:20 pm on June 11th, 2014

    after night

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on June 11th, 2014

    SiberH!…Tonight they are winning ((so far))…heh!heh!…Am I dreaming or in Wonderland?…snort!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Pitcher!…I think we have a new pitcher. Makes all the difference…snort!…All of our other guys are either on the DL or dudds….grunt!

  61. Siber-H
    10:31 pm on June 11th, 2014

    They are winning tonight…a decent lead.

  62. macy the min-pin
    10:36 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Thieves filling the bulldozer tank. Does someone have gasoline on their breath. Giant might want to check his tank.

    Diane, you said you had some borderline cases in your family. Do you mean Borderline Personality Disorder, or mild cases of something else?

    Sadie Bear, Jr. What a cutie!

    I have big pills to take and it is supposed to be on an empty stomach. Mom says the little bit of peanut butter won’t hurt. Hope she is right, cause that is the only way they are going down.

  63. Wolfie
    10:37 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Wow, lots of us seem to have interesting lives! We are still trying to get Cody into a rehab. Turns out that the verbiage on mom’s insurance policy is written such that it excludes any and all facilitites. Now that her employer recognizes the issue, we believe that things will work out in the long fun. He sees a doctor on Friday to get a formal verdict of medical nessecity.

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Blow-Out!….Wouldn’t it be awesome if they blow-out Atlanta?…snort!…Then I know for sure it would be a dream…chuffle!

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:43 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Wolfie!…My life is not interesting at all…HooooHumm…sniff!…Every day the same. Get up, Go out, Come in. Eat!Eat!Eat!…Go Out. Come In…sneeze!…Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. ..Go Out. Come In…Eat snacks with Beau and Mother…snort!…Sleep. Sleep. Sleep!…burp!…Friend is HOME!HOME!HOME!…sniff!…Beg. Eat. Beg. Eat…WALK!WALK!WALK!…wheeze!….water!wheeze!water!…Baseball hopefully…heh!

  66. Masquers
    10:50 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Riö: You just plumb wore me out with that last post.

  67. c.hobbit
    10:51 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Sadie Jr is taking after Rio and doing his business on the newly painted deck. Fortunately, puppy pee is tiny.

  68. Barb & Maggie
    10:51 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Nighty pasta. Be back tomorrow.

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Pee!…Puppy Pee is tiny?…heh!heh!…CHobbit you have never seen Pug-Puppy-Pee, have you?…snort!

    GAME!…Wow!…Our newest addition, Matzek the Amazing Magical Pitcher, is awesome and has saved our soggy bacon….Wooooo!…I am actually getting excited about our team again..snort!snort!

  70. Herd of Hounds
    10:58 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Rio, you forgot FART! Nighty night all. Bed calls as mom has to pick up Blondie at 7:30 in the morning…does that hour still exist?

  71. Siber-H
    11:03 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Go Rockies!! They will win this one.

    Night All

  72. Staff
    11:03 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Rio, bacon simmered in water is not soggy. Try it.

    Amalia, sleep well. Tuck that quilt in snuggly. I hope the brother keeps getting better.

    Nighty noodle all of youddle

  73. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Staff!…My friend is always the “bacon & egg cooker”…sniff!…So maybe she will give it a try. BUT she will have to do it while someone else, namely her mother, is not looking or all hell will break loose…sniff!…”Cook Bacon in Water ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”…grunt!…I can hear it all now…gah!

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Pitcher!…So they take out Matzek The Magical Pitcher and Morales comes in and gives up two runs lickety-split…grump!….Now the score is 8 ta 2 instead of 8 ta NUTHING!…wheeze!

  75. Aj
    11:24 pm on June 11th, 2014

    On the menu today was burgers and ice cream which equals weight loss given my chore list.. Especially since my usual handlers Melanie, Dawson and Maury refused to help shovel gravel and play instead.

  76. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Matzek!…Tyler is his name. Everyone is excited cuz we actually have a pitcher who can go to the 8th inning and not give up runs…snort!…It is wizardry and magical for us here that such a creature does exist and is on our team….gurgle!


  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:30 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Wow!…AJ the Giant snuck in a post on me tongight!….heh!…That is a big load of gravel to shovel…Zowie!…I would help, but I am on my way up to my cool soft bed right now…snorkel!

  78. c.hobbit
    11:47 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Taking bets on how much sleep I get tonight with a puppy confined in his kennel (on top of the bed). Keep in mind that it doesn’t get dark so little guy has no concept of night time. Will be up another couple of hours and will play with him to make him tired.

  79. c.hobbit
    12:07 am on June 12th, 2014

    I put Ike in my spa bathtub which I don’t use. As long as he doesn’t grow in the next two weeks, this will work [fingers crossed]

  80. macy the min-pin
    12:53 am on June 12th, 2014

    I cover Annie’s kennel like a parrot cage.

  81. Peck of Parrots
    6:55 am on June 12th, 2014

    You just try covering our cages and we’ll shred the blasted cover. Squawk!

  82. Wose-the small and meek
    7:26 am on June 12th, 2014


    I have not been on this here blog in a couple of days, since I am participating in a partial hospital program. This is where you go if you were in-patient, or to avoiding becoming an in-patient.

    Sadie Jr. Is so adorable! I want one!

    Belle Starr was the most wonderful, sparkly nurse ever! And she is very good at accepting belly rubs!

    I am thinking of all of you, sending love, positive thoughts, and strong, healing prayers to those who need them.

  83. Diane C.
    8:21 pm on June 12th, 2014

    Macy–I was thinking specifically of one aunt who had I think dementia. She lived by herself in a big house and occasionally would report things like being able to see long-distance events in Oregon (next state up) like one of her sisters committing suicide, or claim to have heard her neighbors sneaking in downstairs to steal the pipes from the plumbing. She did indeed have delusions but was harmless and able to otherwise carry on a solitary existence. (Once when I was over she asked me if I thought she was paranoid, so perhaps not completely out of touch.) As she grew older and it became apparent that this was going to become an obstacle to activities of daily life she went into a home and was put on meds, which vastly improved things. It took a while to persuade her of the good intentions of all involved and of the benefit to her. Once settled however, she lived a fairly long and happy life at the facility–made it to her 90s.
    The others have anger management issues, but so far nothing to require intervention, although it’s hard to be around them for extended periods.

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