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    Youre right! It was almost like they were having a conversation when I interupted them for a pic. Ive seen tomato cage trees and I love them! They would be really cool to use to display hand made ornaments for sale at a craft show.
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    And a pic of my Xmas "tree". I dont usually do a tree just because its just me and my pups. But, this year I figured why not. So, I have this old wooden ladder in my kitchen that I use to put my plants on in front of my big windows. A tree is really just an a frame, so I decorated the frame of the ladder.
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    Just a pic of my rotten girls
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    She likes Sonic so much that Im sure she'd do it for free, but its not fair to take advantage of her.
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    I just cant wait til shes old enough to drive so she can go let my dogs out to potty while Im at work too! Lol. I have no idea what she plans on buying but I bet its burning a hole in her pocket.
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    Just checkin in. I'm still around. Yall can keep that snow, eww ewww ewww! My Thanks giving was ok. Went to my brothers house and spent time with my niece and nephew and sister in law til my brother got home that evening, and then we had dinner. I honestly think I had the flu last week (not paying a doctor to tell me that when theres nothing to do for the flu except be miserable and let it run its course) and was still getting over it at Thanksgiving. I'm feeling better now, still have a cough but its getting better. These days here its cold at night and in the 50s during the day, so Sonic is blanketed at night. On the days I have to work Ive been paying Zarinna $10 to take his blanket off for me. You'd be amazed at how much $10 motivates her, lol! My landlord told me that I didn't need to pay her, that she should just do what I ask. But, I told him that shes doing me a huge favor and in the horse world nobody does anything for free. What he doesn't think about is that shes bringing him in from the field, and shes watching how he moves. If hes bleeding or hurt, shes gonna call me. If hes limping, shes gonna call me. If hes ripped his blanket to smithereens, shes gonna call me. She then puts him in the paddock and feeds him a small scoop of grain (so he stands still, lol) and takes his blanket off. She hangs it neatly for me on the fence and when hes done with his grain she puts him back out. She kisses his nose and gives him a pat and sends me a picture of him so I know everything went fine. I think that's worth $10. Some days shes done it before catching the school bus. I got all my Xmas shopping done yesterday, and didn't even have to make one step into Walmart! LOL
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    Well, here I am sitting at the dental clinic waiting to have a wisdom tooth pulled. Then its back to work tomorrow. Jennas passing didnt go as easily as I had planned. I had her outside so we could put her down in the yard where she was familiar and comfortable. She was having a good day, which made things harder. The closer the vet got to my house the more she tried to climb the stairs to the porch to go inside. I kept making her stay outside, and I think at that point she knew something was up. Broke my heart. The vet warned me that the first shot might sting and it did, she hollered so hard and so loud it was as if she'd been shot. She had never once whimpered in all the 7 years I had her and so that really hurt me bad. She layed there with a confused look on her face, and then was eventually snoring. I thought about not going through with it, just letting the sedation wear off and then taking my old girl inside where she could just lay on the couch like she wanted. But then I thought about all the days shes looked absolutely miserable, the way she keeps her tail tucked close to her body because shes in pain, and the necrotic tumor hanging from her belly that would eventually make her septic. And I cried. The vet came with the injection and Jenna being leary of the vet now immediately came to and I had to restrain her while he gave the injection to stop her heart. I felt awful. I still feel awful. My landlord came pretty quickly and buried her in my yard next to the woods. I think he was taken aback when he saw me crying. Faith and Benny miss her.
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    Hey everyone! Just checking in. I need to go back a couple pages and catch up but just wanted to swing by and say hello and let everyone know that I'm doing ok. The weather has been gorgeous and Ive been riding Sonic, although we've had a couple days of much needed rain here. My old Jenna dog has finally let me know that shes ready to go, so the vet will be coming to my house tomorrow to put her to sleep in the yard where she's familiar. My landlord has been gracious enough to let me bury her there, and he's coming with the tractor tomorrow morning. I'll give her a can of food tonight, a nice warm bath and some kisses. Saying goodbye is never easy, but shes lived a good long life.
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    I love that spider! Hey yall! All is ok here. Unfortunately just as quick as I was busy with the kids and ponies again, they vanished..again. Poor Margarita and June are full of burrs already and look lonely. I filed their little hooves the other day..our farrier has been missing in action for some time now. I think when he shows back up Im gonna see if he will teach me the basics of trimming. I know its not easy and Ive been very intimated to trim myself for many years. But, Id like to give it a whirl, not make a job out of it or anything, just trim what we have at the farm. Got some sad news the other day..the Appy I gave away with Mr. Butters passed away. Complicated Colic. I havent told Zarinna yet. She was a great horse and she lived a wonderful life with me and at her new home. Lots of people from her new home were very sad. Im starting to think that maybe Im not depressed after all and just more of a home body these days lol. Still sorting it out/working on it. Looked more into what I need to do to get my real estate license and it doesnt look too bad. I want to sit down and talk to a realtor friend of my landlords though before I make any major decision. Been thinking about hanging up my saloon girl outfit...or just parting ways with the western group really. Long story that Ill post about later ;-) Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. The weather has turned quite beautiful here lately.
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    RRW I always love your adventures, and your pics! Welp, you guys were right, Faith shredded the diaper. I give up. Ill just deal with the couch, but it is pretty frustrating at times. On a good note, she hasnt peed on the couch in days for whatever reason. I came home from work and everything was unbelievably dry. Guess shes been in a good mood lol. My old Jenna dog has 3 paws in the grave and Im struggling with whether to euthanize her. I never thought Id struggle with this decision for her as Im not as attached to her as the other 2. Jenna is 17. Shes lost weight, primarily muscle in her hind end making it difficult for her to get up and down. Her appetite isnt as it used to be, probably not even half. Id say 90% of the time she keeps her tail tucked tight to her body, so I think its safe to assume shes in some pain. But she does still love to lay on the porch and watch the cars go by or the neighbors kids play in the yard. She loves to lay in the sunshine and she does (today in fact) have a good day here and there. I think her body is ready to go, but not her mind/soul, if that makes sense. I dont think it would be fair to her just yet to euthanize her. Its become apparent to me lately that I am having some issues with depression. Depression runs rampant in my family and I think with everything that has happened in the past couple years it has just really thrown me down a hole. But, Im determined to overcome this. I am making myself get my crap together, get out of bed, be productive. I have spoken to my manager at work about it, and we had a really good honest conversation. I think Ill also talk to my brother about it, just so hes aware. Right now I havent talked to my doctor about it. If I cant shake this on my own or at least get a handle on it, then Ill go the medication route. Either way, Im going to be fine. With that said...guess what....pony time at the farm is back in full swing, with an extra little girl this time too. The weather has gotten beautiful, Zarinna is back in action and suddenly I dont have enough ponies/horses! Lol. P.S. are any of you real estate agents? Im thinking about taking some real estate classes ;-)
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    Welp, Faith wasnt humiliated enough apparently. Came home to a super soaked couch tonight. Im off this weekend so my plan is to give the diapers a trial run. I don't think she would be able to get to the diaper to shred it, but wonders never cease. So Ill diaper her and leave for a little while and see how it goes. I did speak with a coworker today who used to train dogs for people and she says that given Faiths age I probably wont be able to train her not to pee on the couch at this point. Coworker says shes doing it because shes angry and those behaviors are the hardest to fix. She suggested removing Faith from access to the couch but I explained that that would isolate her from Benny (who is crated in the living room and loves her crate) and Jenna (who sleeps on the couch all day and whose days have become very limited...as in I think its time, if you get my drift). The coworker agreed that isolating her would probably be worse, she'd probably resort to being destructive even though she has never been. So...wish me luck and that the diapers at least help some!
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    Ha! I love those!
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    So on my days off I ventured next door to the thrift store and picked up a couple pairs of toddlers/kids pants for a quarter a pair. I cut a hole for Faiths tail and put them on her just to see her reaction. I think she was so humiliated that when I left the house for hours yesterday, I came home to a dry couch. Lol. I included a pic of her in her hot pants so you can see her poor expression. I didnt leave them on long, her poor little sad face got to me. Dont get me wrong, I dont at all think she's fixed and my coworker brought me actual diapers to try today, but I thought it was pretty coincidental amd funny that she didnt pee on the couch for 2 days after having on a pair of pants lol.
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    She still gets the same amount of attention she was getting before Benny. She still sleeps with me at night all snuggled up tight. Neither of them have been to the farm in a good while because its just been too hot. When I do take them I take them together to avoid coming back home to a pee pee couch. BUT, she was doing this before Benny came.
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    (Wheres that little icon with the head banging on the brick wall? Lol, thats what I feel like) Any chance that once she pees on herself a few times and has to have a bath (which she dislikes), that she'll stop this nonsense?? Maybe?