The Nation Within on the Medical Front

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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:44 am on August 12th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Wowie! Dogs helping AND getting to greet. Loved the pixie on the blog from last night, good cause. Mom says that if she is not quite tip top, she is getting closer :)

    Have a mahvelous Monday, dahlings.

  2. O'Howlers
    8:45 am on August 12th, 2013

    Howdy! We said it at the end of last night’s post and we’ll say it again. We love Rebecca’s new do. Even Kat loves it, and she was worried, believe us. Mom has her summer haircut which is shorter than most boys just because she hates blow-drying her thick hair in summer, but she wishes she looked that good.

    Dima is still not eating, and didn’t want to get up again this morning. And here we are almost at our big mountain hiking trip.

  3. B. Stover
    9:09 am on August 12th, 2013

    Interesting article.

    I like Rebecca’s haircut. Her generosity is for a very good cause. (For some reason I’m reminded of “The Rape of the Lock,” and poem in five cantos by Alexander Pope. In the end the lock is immortalized as a constellation.)

    Good morning all.

  4. steve
    9:29 am on August 12th, 2013

    I thought my dog was just being rude when he stuck his nose in lady’s crotches and all the while he was just checking for cancer.

  5. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:31 am on August 12th, 2013

    Steve!…snort!

  6. Dima
    9:38 am on August 12th, 2013

    It is what we do best, Steve.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:40 am on August 12th, 2013

    You mean that’s not shaking hands?

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    9:46 am on August 12th, 2013

    Good morning all.
    Steve – our Gramp’s favorite joke: Why do big dogs sniff butts? Because they can.
    Cracks him up every time.

    We are taping Mama back to her work table. On Sunday they leave for the week long Really Long Shew and she wants to have oodles and buckets of stuff to sell so she can be rich, rich, rich. We think that means having more dollars than two.

    Bella – love the hair.
    And Macy – your mom is right. Her face is shaped like a heart. So her personality really does show on her face.

    See ya all later.

  9. Rose
    10:00 am on August 12th, 2013

    HRH B and KATS: Please see GOOGLE Doodle.

    Rebecca: You are so beautful! Your Pixie cut suits your face and your personality. GRIZZ and I LOVE it! Tenzing, hope you are feeling better. It was a rough night under the quilt with all my tossing and turning.

  10. BooBear
    10:08 am on August 12th, 2013

    Tenzing and Dima, feel better soon, guys.

    Bad morning for Gus. He had a short seizure. Luckily, Mom was still home with him and about to talk to him and massage him. It only lasted about 10 seconds but still scary. We are afraid it is the beginning of the end. I think he hears the guys across the bridge calling.

  11. Melanie
    10:12 am on August 12th, 2013

    Good Morning from the Doc’s new office! They have public wi-fi.

    Zoe is getting checked out and I’m laughing hysterically. After the nuse leaves I read Steve’s comment to Zoe, now she is laughing at that and everyone eles comments.

    SnowBella, both of us have decided you look beautiful sith long locks and with your short do. You have made someone’s day a bit better when they get that beautiful hair.

    I still have to read the rest of last night. I should also pay attention when the doc comes in . .
    BBL

  12. Melanie
    10:13 am on August 12th, 2013

    Boo Bear, sorry to hear about Gus. Give him a lot of love from The Newf Pack. (Tell him to ignore the drool)

  13. BearSpiritDog
    10:31 am on August 12th, 2013

    Good Morning All.

    Steve: Funny, now true.

    Tenz, Wose, Sharon, Dima & Gus stay under the Quilt!

    SnowBella: We Love the Photos of your Before and After Do!!! Locks long or short you will always look like a Fairy Princess.

    Alice: Great photo of Staff with Abbie Quilt Testing.

    Rio: Breaking Bad! We are going to re-watch it On Demand. These Final Episodes (Sob) are going to be Explosive to say the least.

    Off for Breakfast!

  14. Masquers
    10:50 am on August 12th, 2013

    Cloudy & cool…that’s the weather so far today. Fortunately the skies stayed clear last night for the meteor shower…not that we saw very much. They are always best viewed from a mountain top.
    Bella: Your new do is VERY kool. It will be a breeze to care for too.
    R$R…the purrfect name for our fund raising pair extraordinaire.
    Riö: Yeep & YEEP!

  15. Dima
    10:57 am on August 12th, 2013

    Gus, I love cats…snuggle up close to me.

  16. B. Stover
    11:08 am on August 12th, 2013

    Schrodinger’s Cat….I love it. Thank you Rose.

  17. Masquers
    11:12 am on August 12th, 2013

    Love it Rose!

  18. B. Stover
    11:30 am on August 12th, 2013

    Here’s an article on Schrodinger’s Cat.

    http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Schrodingers-cat

    I’ve often associated it with the philosophical question, If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound?

    The usual answers seem to me to base reality only on the human being which I find irritating. (I think I’m getting a headache.)

  19. Herd of Hounds
    11:51 am on August 12th, 2013

    Schrodinger must have really hated kats. Who put him in charge?

    Mom’s oldest g-son became a teenager yeaterday 3/4 of a continent away :( He sometimes gets to come to TN for summers. Likes it here and takes us to the dog park!

  20. BearSpiritDog
    12:08 pm on August 12th, 2013

    B: Quantum Theory…Always an Interesting Subject to Bear.

  21. T.C.
    12:19 pm on August 12th, 2013

    I do not understand any of that quantam stuff, but why did that dude pick on one of my guys?

  22. B. Stover
    12:19 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Bear: You would enjoy talking with my physics prof friend.

  23. Siber-H
    12:26 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Rebecca, You shine with your new haircut!

    Gus, Hugs, We love you.

    Dima and Tenzing…Feel better guys. You two and Gus are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dima, Let us know about your trip to the vet. Mom worries.

  24. B. Stover
    12:30 pm on August 12th, 2013

    By the way: Schrodinger’s experiment was a thought experiment. It was never actually performed.

  25. Siber-H
    12:31 pm on August 12th, 2013

    ATTENTION RIO!!!

    Tonight at 8 our time the Mythbusters program on the Discovery Channel is going to do Breaking Bad.
    I may even watch it.

  26. Masquers
    12:48 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Solving the age old zen koan: “If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it will it make a sound?”
    ZenKat here. As B pointed out: Humans are not the only ones with the capacity to hear so, of course, the tree would make a sound if somebody, something were present to hear it fall.
    But suppose no one, no thing was present? According to quantum theory the objects of sense exist only when they are perceived. If there are no ears to ear there would be no sound.
    However: It would be possible to see something, but not “hear” it or hear it, but not “see” it.
    B: Gah. I’m getting a headache too.
    Thank Kat Schrodinger’s experiment was only a “thought experiment”!

  27. Dima
    12:53 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Siber, I am hoping I’m buried too deep under the quilt for them to find me.

  28. Abbie the Kitty
    12:55 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dear Gus, Hugs and licks out to you. Remember there are lots of friends already on the other side and they will help you across.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    12:56 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Exciting! A 5-banded skink in our kitchen window. Check out this dude’s tail, amigos.

  30. Alice M. Johnson
    12:56 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dear Gus, Abbie and I are thinking abut your and hoping that you are in no pain for this last journey. Remember how much BooBear and your Mom and Dad love you and wish you the best. Peace, Alice.

  31. Siber-H
    12:57 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima, Mom says you have to cowboy up and go to the vet.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    12:59 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Siber, B, Masquers: Then we get back to: if the potential (ie: sound waves) for sound waves is there, does it or does it not mean sound?

  33. Herd of Hounds
    1:01 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima, Gus and Tenzing: all our paws are crossed in paw-rayer.

  34. Siber-H
    1:02 pm on August 12th, 2013

    HOH I first read that as skunk not skink and started jumping up and down for joy, but it is a big lizzard. Wow!!

  35. Macy the min-pin
    1:03 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Physics = headache Oh, and good mor…oops now afternoon. Do you know what happens if you say good morning to Siri, the iPhone assistant in the afternoon? She says good morning, then says something like “it is 3 p.m. by the way”. Smarty pants!

    Just substitute chickens.

  36. Staff
    1:03 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima we are praying for you. I hope things work out for the best.
    Seems like this is a hard part of the summer for many of our 4 legged friends.

    Skink! When I was a child we lived in Southern Indiana for several years. There were blue tailed Skinks there. We always tried to catch them and failed. If you caught the tail though, it would detach and you would have a blue tail in your hands and the Skink would run away. Awfully exciting to a young child.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plestiodon

  37. Macy the min-pin
    1:06 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Gus,cat buddy, dainty licks, as many as you need. Tenz and Dima, you too, there are enough to go around since THE OTHERS moved back in.

  38. Siber-H
    1:15 pm on August 12th, 2013

    We have lizzards here but no skinks.

  39. Melanie
    1:18 pm on August 12th, 2013

    OKAY ALL YOUSE GUYS THAT ARE NOT FEELING TIP-TOP . . Get better. Speaking from my own point of view? I’ve had enough this year.

    Since sound waves are vibrations in the air, sea and ground, that means even if no animal is present, the plant life would feel the vibration or “hear” it.

    Snakes don’t have ears, does that mean they are plant life?

  40. B. Stover
    1:20 pm on August 12th, 2013

    My answer to the tree falling question has always been the same as Sharon’s: There are still sound waves.

    And I’ve always thought immaterialist philosophy ridiculous. (George Berkeley is an example.) Material substance doesn’t exist unless it is observed??? The joke was always, then tell Berkeley to walk in front of a Mack truck.

  41. B. Stover
    1:29 pm on August 12th, 2013

    That should be: …that material substance does not exist unless it is an observed idea…. In other words, that only ideas exist. Bah!

  42. B. Stover
    1:30 pm on August 12th, 2013

    And I didn’t know that snakes don’t have ears. Interesting.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    2:24 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Interesting! Snakes Without ears, Skinks With detachable tails, RedNeck Lawnmowers doing double duty.
    O’Howlers: Macy has the answer for killing 2 birds with one stone.
    Oops. Perhaps NOT a good example.

  44. Rose
    2:32 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Oh, Gus, I’m sorry that my snuggling under the quilt with you did not make you any better. Always remember, you Mom, Pop, and BooBear love you, and their hearts will always be filled with the good memories of the fun you had.

    There will be many friends waiting for you at the Bridge who love you as well.

    Love you Gus!

  45. Rose
    2:33 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima, I hope you will tip-top soon!

  46. BooBear
    2:52 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Mom took a long lunch and drove home to check on Gus. He was a little bit better, actually ate a little lunch and drank some ice water (he likes his water with cubes in it.) Paws crossed for him to keep getting beter. Thanks for all the pawsitive thoughts and prayers.

    Melanie, Mom took the pictures of the auction items with her iPad. Did they come across too big?

    Bet Rebecca’s hair is long again by the time of the race! It is a very cute cut on her.

  47. Barb & Maggie
    2:58 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Busy day on the blog! We are stopping by for a quick hello and then off for a nap. Barb has been at the neighbor’s all morning, helping her decorate her kitchen and breakfast area. It turned out really cute, but now Barb is tuckered out.

    We hope good thoughts for all of the guys who are not feeling tip top today. These things are always so difficult. Maybe Amalia and The Storyteller could give us a short prayer when they have a few minutes.

    Barb says she totally LOVES Rebecca’s new do. It looks so sophisticated, plus it will be so easy to care for.

  48. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:06 pm on August 12th, 2013

    SiberH!…Mythbusters. I wonder what the heck they are going to try and disprove about Breaking Bad…heh!heh!…A few gross things come to mind immediately…gah!

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:09 pm on August 12th, 2013

    CHobbit!….Get this. A realtor called my friends’ mother today and asked if she could bring some people by who apparently love the way my house looks from the outside…sniff!…They want to see the inside now. But as far as I know my house is not for sale and neither is my other house….grunt!…Her mother said, “No.”…heh!heh!

  50. Melanie
    4:13 pm on August 12th, 2013

    I will be looking at mail and working on photos tonight.
    Need to rest . ,

    Any way, does any one know a good recipe for the UFO squash? I know it has another name, but hey, I am a sci-fi freak

  51. Staff
    4:20 pm on August 12th, 2013
  52. Tenzing
    4:32 pm on August 12th, 2013

    My Lady is blush, blush, blushing with all the compliments about her pixie do. She says she feels nekkid without her long hair.

    Dima: I know you don’t want to go to the v-e-t what with the poking, the prodding, and the temperature taking. I’m happy and proud to stand between the v-e-t and you buried under the Quilt, but—-and I hate to say it—I think you need to let the v-e-t have a little lookie-loo at you. If nothing more, it might make your mama feel better to have the v-e-t’s opinion.

    BooBear: Pawsitive thoughts for Gus. The veil is thinned when one of our kind is in need or hurting; those who have already crossed the Bridge, tend to us from the other side whether it is our time to cross or not. I know you know this, but your parents may not. Siezures are scary things. I had a son that had them throughout his short life. It was hard to watch. I’d try to hold him still. My Lady would hold him, sing to him and tell him his stories until the seizures would stop. As hard as it was, I knew that others from the other side helped him through the seizures, and when it was his time to make the journey, he was escorted and welcomed.

  53. steve
    4:34 pm on August 12th, 2013

    If a man says something in the woods and there’s no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:47 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Steve!….snort!

  55. Barb & Maggie
    4:49 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Steve, Love that!

    Tenzing expressed thoughts so well. Nothing we could add to what was just said.

    Melanie, You can use patty pans wherever you would use zucchini.
    I Googled UFO squash and about the 3rd or 4th link had Recipe for stuffed patty pans” They had several recipes on that link. The stuffed one used Quinoa and corn. Can you eat either of those?

  56. Barb & Maggie
    4:50 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Steve, Love that!

    Tenzing expressed thoughts so well. Nothing we could add to what was just said.

    Melanie, You can use patty pans wherever you would use zucchini.
    I Googled UFO squash and about the 3rd or 4th link had Recipe for stuffed patty pans” They had several recipes on that link. The stuffed one used Quinoa and corn. Can you eat either of those?

    Our hot corn salad turned out great. We sauted the pepper and onion, added raw corn, then a can of black beans and one small jalapino pepper diced. Then topped with diced tomatoes at serving. Everyone raved!

  57. B. Stover
    5:03 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Steve: Yes!

  58. Pancho & Lefty
    5:22 pm on August 12th, 2013

    We have a question about evil pugs, too many Slim Jims, passing gas when no one is around and its effects on nearby vegetation, but our Lady says it isn’t a topic for mixed company.

  59. Mollypop's Mom
    5:33 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Tyb sent me a spam. If you get one, don’t open it. I alerted his Dad and asked why Tyb isn’t supervised when he’s on the Internet.

  60. Tupper and Gilly
    5:47 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Steve – Bee beat us to it, but Mama agrees.
    What’s more, she says that if a tree falls in the forest, the man standing there will most likely have a guilty look on his face when the woman asks “Exactly what happened here?”

  61. Wose
    6:11 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Tenzing: Your words were beautiful. Hope you are feeling better.

  62. Dima's Mom
    6:14 pm on August 12th, 2013

    I feel like I was just hit upside the head with a 2×4. Dima has a very large mass in his liver, or next to his live or something. I couldn’t hear much of what was said because my head was, and is, spinning. My universe is falling apart. He has a high fever and is very anemic and has lost 4 pounds just since his regular checkup in June. He is getting exploratory surgery on Wednesday, and it looks like Barkwells is not gonna happen either. This is the worst year that ever was, and Dima, my most perfect dog who is loved by all is really really sick.

  63. Wose
    6:15 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Siber-H: Your handsome self is up top.

    Belle Starr: Are you there? Do you have enough sparkles for the Giant’s ice cream cake? Now that your two-legged has such a beautiful new haircut, and looks like a sprite pixie, she may have stolen some sparkles to decorate the cake.

  64. Wose
    6:17 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Oh, Dima’s Mom, I am so sick at heart hearing this new news. Know that I send loving thoughts and strong prayers out to you.

    Maybe it is a sign that the Howlers are up top right now…..

    Sniff. Sniff.

  65. Mollypop's Mom
    6:19 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima’s Mom – we are here for you. Many prayers for Dima.

  66. B. Stover
    6:33 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima’s Mom: Thinking of you.

  67. SnowBella
    6:51 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Is anyone else interested in a prayer offering at PST (Prayer Standard Time) on behalf of Dima, Gus and those who love them the most?

  68. Siber-H
    6:53 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima’s Mom, We are praying for Dima. This is a horrible shock to you and us because it was so sudden. We are going to hope and pray for the best. Mom and I feel especially close to Dima because he is a guy Siber.
    As Mollypop’s Mom said, we are here for you.
    All our love
    Siber-H and Mom

  69. Macy the min-pin
    6:55 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima’s mom, our whole pack has gotten together to send you extra special kisses and dainty nose bumps for Dima.

    Gus, there are still plenty for you too, and Tenz, and Oh Dawg, everybody feel better.

  70. Siber-H
    6:55 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Rebecca, Please and most definately about the prayer.

    Mom is alternating between tears and getting totally pissed off about this bad stuff happening.

  71. Herd of Hounds
    7:08 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima’s Mom: we are with you and sending strength.

    Rebecca: YES to the prayer.

    Gus: You are in this group for our hugs and prayers too.

  72. Staff
    7:08 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Yes Bella we all need a prayer tonight. sniff sniff. Good luck Dima and I am glad you decided to go to the Vet today. Dima’s Mom I am so sorry about Barkwells.

  73. SnowBella
    7:09 pm on August 12th, 2013

    I am happy to write and post the prayer.

    Golinka: Please check your SDD.

  74. BearSpiritDog
    7:23 pm on August 12th, 2013

    SnowBella: A Big Yes to the Evening Prayer.

    O’Howlers: Strong Prayers going out for Dima. That he will get through this and recovery quickly. We will be thinking of everyone at Oley and are sending lots of love to all of youse.

    BooBear: That is Very Encouraging News about Gus. Paws are crossed he continues to improve. Sending Kitty Kisses & Gentle Bear Hugs.

  75. Meashka
    7:26 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes for Dima. I wish the same for Gus and Tenzing.
    And now, Kat is not eating either. :(

  76. Masquers
    7:30 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Bella: Will you be posting the prayer at the regular 9 pm EDT?

    Riö! The little box arrived! It couldn’t have gotten here any faster if it had been sent Priority Mail. As per usual it was packed beautifully and the contents a joy to behold. Love the tiny envelope on the back to enclose the gift card. That is if we can bear to give it up…highly unlikely.

  77. Masquers
    7:32 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Meashka: I am sure it is only because Kat is very worried that she is not eating.

  78. Melanie
    7:33 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima Love, We here at Riverbear are thinking of you and your loved ones.
    No need to be strong right now. Let others shoulder your worries, your cares, your fears as you under go the trial you all are facing right now.

    To the two legged of the O’Howlers . . Center yourselves and breathe. Let love in and then out to all of your Pack.

  79. SnowBella
    7:39 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Masquers: Yes, tune in at 9pm EST for the prayer. Either Golinka or I will post it.

  80. Wose
    7:43 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Nine o’clock is a bit past my bedtime, but please know I am praying for Dima, Gus and their people. Amen.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:43 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima!…Oh no….sniffle!…Me and my friend are sending you our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time…sob!

  82. Meashka
    7:48 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Pop says that while the doc originally thought he felt it near the liver, the X-ray actually showed it near or attached to the spleen. Mom was nearly passed out by then.
    Melanie, I will be sure Mom reads your beautiful suggestion. Thanks.

  83. Wookie's Dad
    7:52 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima and family. Strongest possible prayers for you from here in Chevy Chase. We will definitely join the group prayer at 9:00. As we know, our collective prayers are very,very powerful positive medicine.

  84. Herd of Hounds
    8:02 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dima: Our mom told us all about spleens. You and she have something in common. We are really with you tonight.

  85. Barb & Maggie
    8:02 pm on August 12th, 2013

    We are not professionals, but the spleen sounds better than the liver.
    We will be here for the prayers, and willl be thinking of you all this evening. Stay strong.

  86. Meashka
    8:43 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Doc just called with Dima’s blood test results. His liver and kidney function is good. His red blood cells and hemoglobins are only a little low. He is slightly anemic, but the doc is not too worried about that because he will be getting 100% oxygen. Sounds like my boy is up for this. Paws crossed.

  87. SnowBella
    8:56 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Meashka: This is good news. Remember, he and Gus are in the caring paws of those on this side and the other side of the Bridge.

    I will be posting the prayer written by Golinka in the next few moments so the Storyteller and Golinka can be in their backyard for the prayer offering.

  88. SnowBella
    9:00 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Creator – as this evening falls around us, we thank you for the universe you have created. We thank you for the beautiful things that light our lives, that make our paths through this world lighter. Creator, we thank you for the sun dancing through clouds of rain, making rainbows to delight our hearts. We thank you for cool breezes and colorful bursts of summer flowers, joys that make our spirits smile.

    On this night, we thank you for the marvelous sight of shooting stars across the indigo sky. How magical their trails seems, brilliant streaks in the dark.

    Creator – on this night, we open our hearts to the messages you give us in your world. The stars, those beautiful dancing diamonds of the night are your children. You have set them in the sky for us to see. And yet, when their time is finished, they streak across the sky in a last burst of glory. And when we have seen that light, we will never forget it, that trail of luminescence leading to a horizon we have yet to see.

    On this night, when the stars are making their journeys, we know that we must also be prepared for the journeys of those we love, and for ourselves. We ask you to give us the strength to allow any travelers to go on their way. If it must be that they journey on and leave our hearts aching, help us to know that their light is dancing across this velvet sky toward that other horizon. We are grateful to be able to see the tokens of our beloveds in the night sky. Thank you for this gift.

    We thank you for the wonderful gift of medical knowledge, of medicines and procedures that can heal or comfort. Guide those that care for those we love and help us to understand that there are times that it is necessary for a spirit to leave this world and make a new path to the next. We weep and mourn for the loneliness that fills our hearts when we are left behind. We ask you to heal those pains in our hearts, and allow our loved ones to leave on a peaceful journey, knowing that we will remain strong, and love them in our memories.

    Creator, on this night, there are some who are looking towards that path. We do not wish for them to go, but if they must, we ask you to carry them gently in your arms. Carry them so that there is no pain. Carry them so that there is no fear. Carry them to the place where they will see old friends, and wait for us to join them. Carry them on that dance across the sky with the songs of stars all around them.

    Creator – we ask you to open the hearts of the caregivers so that they may hear those joyous songs of the stars. Lift their spirits in knowledge of the love that has been both given and received. Let the comfort of this family of friends hold up the souls of those who feel adrift and give them the support they need. Let our shoulders bear their hurt of not knowing and the pain of feeling helpless to heal. Through our love, let troubled hearts and weary minds be comforted, and let they hand be felt.

    Creator – as this evening falls around us, we thank you for the universe you have created. We thank you for the beautiful things that light our lives, that make our paths through this world lighter. Creator, we thank you for the sun dancing through clouds of rain, making rainbows to delight our hearts. We thank you for the marvelous sight of shooting stars across the indigo sky, their magical trails brilliant streaks in the darkness of the night.

  89. Melanie
    9:07 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Amen . .

  90. Herd of Hounds
    9:08 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Amen.

  91. Wookie's Dad
    9:15 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Amen.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Amen!…snort!…And thank you Golinka for a most wonderful heartfelt prayer…..sniffle!

  93. Masquers
    9:30 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Amen…thank you for the beautiful prayer.
    As always your words soothe our weary hearts.

  94. Staff
    9:39 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Dear Leonard and Amalia. I thank you for helping me to focus on the positive. Your prayers always make me happier.

  95. dawson
    9:40 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Amen, and thank you.

  96. SnowBella
    9:41 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Staff & Masquers: I couldn’t agree with both of you more. Golinka and Storyteller’s prayers are gifts.

  97. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 pm on August 12th, 2013

    That was truly wonderful. Thank you and Amen.

  98. Siber-H
    9:42 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Amen Thank you for the beautiful prayer. Our hearts are less heavy now.

    Dima, Gus, and Tenzing, We are all with you.

    Meashka, Thank you for the update with the good news about Dima’s labs.

  99. Melanie
    9:50 pm on August 12th, 2013

    I am shutting my eyes now.

  100. Princess Sam
    9:50 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Beautiful prayer. Thank you and amen.

  101. BearSpiritDog
    9:52 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Amalia and Leonard, Thank You. Your Wonderful Prayers always give great comfort to all of us who need to hear those words.
    SnowBella: Thank you for posting it.

    We are turning in early. All of you with troubles to bear are in our thoughts & prayers tonight. We are with you in spirit.

    Good Night Everyone – Bear

  102. Herd of Hounds
    10:07 pm on August 12th, 2013

    We are saying nighty night. Positive thoughts and prayers to all in need.

  103. SnowBella
    10:17 pm on August 12th, 2013

    HOH: We want your mama tucked in under the quilt until she’s feeling tip-top. She is in good company.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Snacks!…I would send Dima some Hot-Wings but I don’t have any right now…grump!

  105. c.hobbit
    10:31 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Thinking of everyone. Prayers to everyone whether you need them or not!

    Rio: I can’t believe you actually have a stranger wanting to see your house without a “For Sale” sign in the yard. No fair! However, my house has gotten 3 more showings so I am hopeful that something will break for me sooner rather than later.

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on August 12th, 2013

    CHobbit!….I’ve over-heard that it is definitely a Sellers Market in this town right now…snort!… The reason is the town is close to two other towns that are more expensive and trendy…grunt!…Our claim to fame is cattle and farmland…sniff!sniff!….When it rains it sticks. The old-timers call it the smell of money…heh!heh!…So anyways, the houses are selling like hotcakes because they are still a bit lower priced…chuffle!

  107. Belle Starr
    10:39 pm on August 12th, 2013

    Wose: I think my Two-legged-sprite-pixie mama is threatening to move into my sparkly territory. I think I’ve caught her eyeing my sparkly, pink collar that I save for special; I bet she wants to wear it as a bracelet. I must hide it. I do have extra glitter on paw to decorate the Giant for his birthday tomorrow! Yeep! Twirl! Sparkle.

    My Two-legged is going to pull an all-nighter tonight for work. Not me, no sirpuggy. I’m going to sleep, sleep, sleep.

    Nighty noodles.

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on August 12th, 2013

    All-nighter!…yeeep!…That sounds like someone is not going to get any sleep at all…yawn!…How can anyone in their right mind do something like that? ….wheeze!… We are watching the game and both of us are having a hard time keeping our eyes open…wuffle!….Beau is on top of the stairs wuff-wuffling at us to come up to bed…heh!…He is such a wimp. There is no way he can stay awake past 8:30.

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on August 12th, 2013

    GIANT!…Everyone, tomorrow is the Giants Birthday so lets make it a good one!…heh!heh!

  110. Siber-H
    11:10 pm on August 12th, 2013

    E-STORY tomorrow!!!!

    Night All

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:19 pm on August 12th, 2013

    E-STORY!…GIANT!…E-STORY!…GIANT!…Wow!..sneeze!…It is gearing up to be a very exciting day…chorkel!….Goodnight!

  112. BooBear
    12:35 am on August 13th, 2013

    Thank you for the prayer and for keeping Gus in your hearts. He has surprised us before, perhaps he will again.

    Dima will be fine. They should be able to fix him up good as new. Luckily, his mom knows her Sibes so well, she knew something was wrong and hopefully, got him to the doc in time. And the power of all our prayers and pawsitive thoughts will help pull him through. Plus he has a smoocher in residence to take good care of him.

    Good night, all.

  113. SnowBella
    12:43 am on August 13th, 2013

    I was supposed to be working, but I couldn’t resist. A certain e-story was calling my name. I took a break to read all about Chet’s best pal. Does Spencer have dog in his soul?—You tell me.

    SQPA: Thank you for writing such a wonderful story about Iggy and the partners in the Little Detective Agency. Chet the Jet!

  114. Melanie
    3:54 am on August 13th, 2013

    Hello All Nighter, Zombie Melanie here . . Snicker

    Thanks for reminding me! I turned on my Kindle app and there was Iggy being downloaded for me.

    Not goimg to start it now, I’ll never get back to sleep. It’s nice to know it is waiting for me.

    I will be thinking of the Giant tomorrow, and how lucky you both are for him to be around.

    Is his fork ready for his ice cream cake?

    Time to go back to bed. TTFN

  115. Meashka
    8:11 am on August 13th, 2013

    Thank you, Boo. We are thinking pawsitive here also. We will not even contemplate anything else. Thanks for the prayers to everyone, but it was not a pawsitive one imo.

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