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    But you were so good about being an adult & responsible. Now it is time to let that big kid have a little something.
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    Agree with NP. Have seen the horses mounted on a base. Heck ask to purchase the base it is already on. Jubal, seem handymen are good at having the money put in their hand but not a hammer. We are far from redoing the business car. Told hubby when we get to the point of starting the project will have to take photos along the way & have a friend write a story. Then submit it to Better Homes & Garden as a spread piece. It would definitely be a different remodel project.
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    LC, the joys of school once again starting back up. We all get sick in some form or fashion. When working in the nursing homes generally 2 weeks after school started residents would get sick.
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    LC, sure hope you feel better real soon. Take care of yourself. Jubal, what a shame about the antique shop. There are some beautiful items & seen some chandeliers that would be perfect for my business car. Oh just splurge on yourself & get the horse. You don't have to feed it only dust it.
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    Here, however been getting my butt handed to me. Housekeeper not able to work for the week. So needless to say have no time to stop when there are 12 rooms to turn over b4 3pm. Luckily my hubby comes in & vacs the rooms for me to be of some help.
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    How can a perfectly good day go in the dump in less than an hour? That would be my afternoon. A room not turned over Guests letting Odie out & not bothering to put him back in. Found him running at the fairgrounds on the other side of the fence. Can't forget the stink eye for not getting checked in RIGHT at 3pm ( because I was tethering Odie from the opposite side of the fence) Think it is time to make a fresh pot of coffee. Could thing of many more beverages that are stronger but the coffee will be better.
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    At this point just would figure his body can't process the higher protein diet.
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    Old food has less protein & more corn product.
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    Jubal, that was something that I was wondering. Their bodys were maintaining well with the underfeeding on the old food compared to the new. So with the help of your input, talking with hubby & a staffer we will just put George back on the old food & keep Odie on the new. We will see how it goes from there
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    Nothing wrong in check up. I have always slightly underfed my dogs to keep the added weight off so as they get older they can get around just as easy. Just find that with the slight underfeeding that when they get older into teens they don't keep on the weight. This is what happened with our Willy but we did keep him going till almost 14 & he was lab/chow. Like the suggestion of continuing the extra feeding for a while & see how it goes. Otherwise I have have been leaning towards mixing the two blends.
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    George is 8yrs & that is why vet suggested the higher grade of food. George is typically 25-28lbs Odie is 6yrs & around 88-90lbs. They get the same amount of exercise. If it helps Odie usually gets 2 1/2-3 cups of food at day, George gets 1-1/2 cups but now have added an additional feeding of about 1/2c at night. Since changing from the previous food I have upped the amount they get.
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    In need or your opinions: So March dogs we to the vet. Vet suggest putting George on Purina Brightminds. Looked up the food & well being me I was not going to pay $51 for a 30lb bag of food. I have always fed my dogs Purina Dog Chow with no problems & it maintained their weight. So I did a little research & decided to go the next step up with Purina Smart Blend (they have been on it a good 2-3 months now). On Smart Blend Odie has been doing great. Maintaining his weight, not eating grass like a cow & breath is better. Now for George he isn't eating the grass & same with the breath BUT: he is not maintaining weight in fact he is loosing it. (He is parasite fee) Would you: A: go back to the previous food for both B: mix the two feeds together for a blend C: buy the two feeds so each dog has its own blend D: what would you do? Thank you for your input on the subject & I will truly digest your comments.
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    All is well here. Been busy & doesn't look like it will let up until November. If the nice weather holds out that will make a difference. Sorry I didn't make any coffee this morning so you are all on your own today. Have a good one.
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    You could have move him with a garden rake. Nice of you to move & that DG didn't end its life. If it were my two that would have found it I am sure Zip & Magoo would make sure it never visited again. Heck, the cats are never sure if it is safe to go through the paddock. Oh I enjoy making his costumes. Believe only have 2 that didn't keep, otherwise they are all in storage. The making of costumes is my something special for him. Some make scrapbooks write journals for their kids but that isn't my thing. So guess making costumes will have to do.
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    See that your weather radar is working. Guessing it also has a siren to let you know when the storm hits. The costume isn't about peer pressure. For couple months its been about star wars. The other day he said something about his hair & how it will be perfect just like the character. I figured he would go as a storm trooper. Last couple years tried to talk him into being traditional Dracula He would look really nice in a black suit & a cape with bright red satin. Then again he always comments about how I sew his costumes. Believe it has more to do with that.
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    LC, I tried my best to talk him into going as Ed Dickens head of the Union Pacific steam program. Ed is Shortman's idol. Farah, thanks for the link. That is the kind of place we would drive to the cities just to go & eat. Told hubby about it & we will have to try & make our way there with an empty stomach.
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    LC it is funny how certain things in our lives go full circle. You helped him once before & the big guy decided he needed to find you again. You'll have your work cut out for you with "Gus" but in the end you are helping with his life once again. I could just cry. The days are much shorter already & the ponies are shedding out getting ready for winter. School started today & we didn't have any breakdowns of not wanting to go. Then this morning seeing as Halloween is a mere 7 weeks away, its time to find a pattern for this years costume. Going as Anakin Skywalker the clone wars version. I did my best to suggest going as people Shortman really looked up to but it was a no go.
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    Jubal, it is actually orange. Just depends on how the lighting is at any given time makes it look different. Tomorrow is the start of going to school battle that will last until the school year is over.
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    This is why we don't want to go back to school. This kid would ride the cab all day
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    Not on FB either. Was on a private but that died & I refused to join FB. So HC is stuck with me till whichever dies first.
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    QB, you will know when the time is right for your old girl. She'll let you know.
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    Hi. PD BYE. PD
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    We went up to Door County. Got our last views of Lake Michigan. Stopped for a very yummy piece of cherry pie. Door County is known for cherry & apple orchards. Now we are heading towards home. PD if we take hwy29 I'll be sure to wave hi. Last pics of the lake. Oh & Lake Michigan doesn't scare me nearly as much as Superior. If that ferry was across Lake Superior not sure as I would take it across.
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    LC be safe & hope all will be tied down at your farm. Our friend from FL is up for the summer. His renters brought in all the outdoor furniture & headed to Atlanta. We believe that he will not be terribly upset if the house we destroyed. A reason for moving out of FL.
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    Jubal about the 1/2 way mark the waters were calmer. We did try to go top deck front but the wind was way to strong. Tonight we are staying in Sterguon Bay. Very nice drive along the shore & some beautiful farm country. Tomorrow we work our way home. Only have maybe a 6hr drive