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Turning 43 was fun.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Well, as of today I am no longer the answer to the ultimate question of the universe. Hey, Douglas Adams could only do so much!

My dad and sister got me a birthday cake yesterday. That was our Easter desert. I had a small piece with no icing. We had a fun time.

Now, today was my actual birthday. First, I got to sleep in until 7 am. That is almost unheard of for me. Hubby and boy child took care of the girls and left me sleep. It was so nice to really get rest and just wake on my own.

Then, I got dressed up full Morticia look. And we decided to do breakfast and go to the zoo. Had an awesome time at the zoo! There was a 5 month old baby gorilla and a 6 month old baby wombat. They were so cute. It was a bit overcast but nice out. We were there for a bit over 4 hours.

Then we stopped at my favorite Hot Topic to use my birthday coupon. It is funny how I can wear anything from a small to large depending on cut! Crazy.

Were home now and going to just enjoy a movie and some Chinese food. Tomorrow I will return to real life work, gym, work-out, etc. I will also be re-visiting my goals for the upcoming year. Im not certain where Im heading this year so I need to set up a definite plan. Im at 80 days of making my 10,000 step goal. So that would be somewhat of a direction.

More soon. Warm wags and Happy snuffles!

  
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SOULFISH80 4/24/2014 9:33AM

    Sounds like a wonderful birthday!!!!!! You deserve the best! Rock it girl!

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LIVINGFREE19 4/22/2014 8:42PM

    emoticon ! Sorry for the belated wishes. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself so much on your birthday!

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FLORIDASUN 4/22/2014 8:13PM

    emoticon Happy...happy...spending your special day with your beloved...the ONLY way to celebrate! Sooooo happy you got to sleep in and enjoy the zoo...I LOVE zoo adventures! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 4/22/2014 6:41PM

    Happy Birthday a bit late!! Wishing you the best today (and yesterday) and always! Glad you had such a great day!

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DARLENEK04 4/22/2014 2:54PM

  Happy Belated birthday...sounds like you have
everything under control and are installing your plan.
Good going.....

DarleneK

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/22/2014 1:10PM

    Sounds perfect! emoticon

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STARTINGINLIMBO 4/22/2014 1:03PM

    Aw, happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was a nice one!

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ONMYMEDS 4/22/2014 9:33AM

    Happy Birthday!!

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RACEWELLWON 4/22/2014 9:06AM

    Good for your Kitty - sounds like a perfect Birthday Celebration well there was no Goodies for Mary Jane's boots so I sent the heals instead lol - nice that you slept in - wow I will have to get over to the Zoo - You rock with the 10,000 steps !! Hugs k

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JUSTME29 4/22/2014 8:56AM

    I'm sorry I missed your birthday yesterday. I'm glad it was a good one! I love the zoo, what a great place to spend your birthday.

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REEDWEEB 4/22/2014 8:07AM

    Happy Birthdday! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 4/22/2014 7:12AM

    glad you had a fun day!

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TWEETYKC00 4/22/2014 7:10AM

    Happy Birthday!

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PHEBESS 4/22/2014 6:51AM

    Happy happy happy birthday!!!!

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CIPHER1971 4/22/2014 3:58AM

    Sounds like a great day.

Belated Birthday Wishes.

Have a great day

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JACKIE15108 4/22/2014 3:21AM

    Happy Birthday!

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JENNEINAZ 4/22/2014 12:23AM

  Happy Birthday!

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REGILIEH 4/21/2014 11:20PM

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2BDYNAMIC 4/21/2014 10:35PM

    I love you Kitty! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 4/21/2014 9:26PM

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So glad you had a wonderful day!

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_JODI404 4/21/2014 9:22PM

    emoticon Kitty!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Glad to hear it was a wonderful day!!



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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/21/2014 9:21PM

    Happy Birthday! I'm glad you're having a great day!

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MAVERICKDR 4/21/2014 9:16PM

    emoticon to you. Best wishes for your new year ahead.

Your attitude determines your altitude, so there's no doubt you had a hot air balloon ride at some point, too.

Congratulations on your step streak. Outstanding! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/21/2014 9:13PM

  emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday to you.

Glad you had a good one!

HUGS and keep up the work on that step goal.



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LESLIELENORE 4/21/2014 8:42PM

    emoticon Makes me want to say "So long, and thanks for all the fish."

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CHERYL_ANNE 4/21/2014 8:39PM

    Glad to hear you had such a great birthday!

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Rocked Bunny Rock!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Race day always means up bright and early but today was even earlier than normal. I was so uncertain about the weather; I packed extra clothes to take with. Decided to go fully covered but light weight (worked out perfect). We had to take the boy child with as he is staying the weekend with my sister and she was meeting us at the race. Also, hubby didnt want to leave Bilbo alone. He arranged a squirrel sitter (Evil cherub).



So up early, get everyone ready, pack warm clothes, bundle up squirrel, out the door, drop off squirrel, get gas, get food, and drive downtown. It was a bit more hectic than my normal race morning but we pulled it off.



The wind was cool off the lake but the sun was nice and warm. I decided on just going with my legging and shirt. Glad I did. I also went with my MCRs Greatest Hits CD. This ended up being another good choice. Alternative rock is a good beat to run to.

We played at the petting zoo a bit before the race. The baby donkey was adorable.


(that is boy child in the brown jacket next to me!)

I lined up closer to the back of the pack than normal. Ive been having some leg pain, so of course I wait until the night before the race to get new shoes and wear them untested. Some day that isnt going to work for me, but it did today.

I started out at a nice even pace. I was passing a lot of the people I started with but my pace felt right. I didnt have a rabbit this race but I concentrated on my music and just putting one foot in front of the other. I never saw the 1 mile mark but my legs felt good as I approached the turn around. I kept up my pace, not a fast run but quicker than the jog I use as warm up on the treadmill. I was getting a bit winded at the 2 mile mark but I just started playing games with myself.

If I can do a mile on the treadmill after my ab workout, I could run a mile now. I just keep pushing, trying not to let my pace change. I kept passing people, but didnt think anything of it. 4, 4 beat in my ears and one foot in front of the other.

I saw the 3 mile mark and continued the head games. One tenth of a mile, you are NOT going to walk now. My shoe was untied so I did stop for a quick moment. I caught up to the people I was with passing the 3 mile mark.

I really tried to sprint when I saw the finish but my lungs had other ideas. There was no more air to be had. I finished at my better than jog pace. I was really proud of myself as I didnt walk once the entire race. Not something I have been able to do in the last two races.



I ended up with a 32:25 time! Thats a pace of just over 10 minutes per mile. My second best time ever!

When to China Town for lunch and now kicking back at home. Im also at over 19,800 steps on the day. Im going to make 20,000. Havent done that in over a year! I so dont feel 43 right now.

  
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WICKEDMELISSA 4/22/2014 11:04PM

    Congratulations on No Walking, and on your Time!! I am so glad you wore your Tutu.

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PUPPYWHISPERS 4/21/2014 5:42PM

    You sure did rock the Bunny Rock! Have I told you today how emoticon I think you are??

Rock on, my friend!!

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MLH148 4/21/2014 4:19PM

    Your race stories are so fun! Great job!

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CATIATM 4/21/2014 11:24AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job!

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LJCANNON 4/21/2014 12:17AM

    emoticon Congratulations on No Walking, and on your Time!!
emoticon Great Race Outfit!!

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JAXMOMMY 4/20/2014 9:36PM

    Well done!! Older or younger? Bilbo got a babysitter! You and your husband are just loveable kooks! I hope you know I mean that in a much loving way!! Rock on!

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TWEETYKC00 4/20/2014 4:34PM

    Whoohoo, you rock baby!

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JUSTME29 4/20/2014 3:32PM

    sounds like a great day! And that is a too cute race outfit.

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/20/2014 3:26PM

    I am so proud of you! emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 4/20/2014 11:22AM

    emoticon Happy Easter !! emoticon you look incredible !! hugs K

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RACEWELLWON 4/20/2014 11:21AM

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PKCTTS 4/20/2014 9:20AM

    Great job with the race! And, love the outfit. Glad you had a wonderful day.

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TINY67 4/20/2014 8:27AM

    Looks like a fun time, also cute outfit.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/20/2014 4:09AM

    Love, love, love your outfit!!! You look so cute in that outfit! Great time and great job on not walking at all during the race! I don't feel like 43 or 44 or soon to be 45 either! emoticon emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 4/20/2014 2:46AM

    What a cute Bilbo! You did awesome! Blessings emoticon

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FAITHGIRL91 4/19/2014 10:53PM

    Great job, Kitty! You are an inspiration! emoticon


And... I LOVE THE SQUIRREL!!!! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 4/19/2014 10:49PM

    Congratulations! What a great accomplishment.

You looked fantastic!

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STARTINGINLIMBO 4/19/2014 10:43PM

    You didn't walk at all- cool!!!!!!


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CHRISTINEBWD 4/19/2014 10:40PM

    You are an inspiration to all of us!!!
Christine

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RONI122 4/19/2014 10:05PM

    Nice time on your race. Love the outfit!


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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/19/2014 9:53PM

    Congratulations! Great job!

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LIVINGFREE19 4/19/2014 9:36PM

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You did so well at the race! You rock!



Happy Easter!


~Denise

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HOLLYM48 4/19/2014 8:35PM

    wow, awesome time! Way to go! My next one is next Saturday and I am hoping to do as well as last October which was just over 33 minutes! You did great!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/19/2014 8:29PM

  I LOVE you leggings . . . and the tutu. Adorable!

You look like the invincible woman crossing that finish line. Good job!

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Have a wonderful Easter.

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MAVERICKDR 4/19/2014 8:08PM

    I love the way you wrote about your experience, and I'm very proud of you. What a good result and achievement.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/19/2014 7:24PM

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2BDYNAMIC 4/19/2014 7:20PM

    you wild woman you! Having so much fun just like a kid ...... and I can't remember what 43 felt like! .......... hmmmm .......... btw: your boy child looks cute!

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REGILIEH 4/19/2014 7:17PM

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CIPHER1971 4/19/2014 7:06PM

    Awesome pace, and you look incredible.

Have a great day

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ONMYMEDS 4/19/2014 6:56PM

    Nice job!! Nice pics, nice report. Love the outfit. You rock!!

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LESLIELENORE 4/19/2014 6:43PM

    emoticon That is a GREAT time! Way to go! Love the outfit.

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WDIPIM 4/19/2014 6:39PM

  Have a great day

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SAMMI-SAM 4/19/2014 6:35PM

    haha... I love the fights & you aren't looking bad in those leggings!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 4/19/2014 6:32PM

    Love those tights!!!
Great job with your time:)

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Weekly Review

Friday, April 18, 2014

What a week it has been!

The baby squirrel is done great and has bonded with hubby. We are calling him Bilbo (hubby is a huge Tolkien fan). He likes the puppy milk and is eating round the clock. Front teeth are just starting to come in and tail is starting to bush up. So he is doing well. He may have bonded a bit too much with hubby, last night he woke us up screaming. We both went running to his cage. Seems Bilbo just wanted hubby. And my hubby puts on a pocket t-shirt and lets Bilbo sleep in the pocket the rest of the night! UGH!

The girls are both more or less to normal. Gypsy still tries to mother Bilbo when Im holding him (grooming and such) but otherwise, they are ignoring him. The three of us are back to walking every day. It is good for all of us.

I have been religious about my 4 days at the gym. Ive got my workouts from my trainer and Im doing them. Im starting to get little girl muscles in my arms. Tummy is still jelly belly and I dont feel that my endurance is picking up yet. But I work us a good sweat and feel pretty good when Im done. So Im just going to stick with it.

I keep gaining and losing the same 2 to 3 pounds. It is really getting frustrating but I know it is all due to diet. Ill be so happy when Easter is over. I can resist Halloween candy, but Easter candy I lose all will power. I should just be happy that things are not worse.

Im also proud of myself. I turned down my first client. I know that sounds weird but it is a huge step for me. I didnt agree with how the woman wanted to train her dog (prong and shock collars) and I felt that the real issue in her pack was the small dog. He was aggressive with me and the larger dog. She kept calling him cute. Everything I said she was against, so I told her that I didnt think we could work together. I stood up for my methods and beliefs. That, to me, is a good thing.

Have a great weekend all. Warm Wags and Happy Snuffles!


  
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FAITHGIRL91 4/19/2014 5:16PM

    Proud of you, Kitty, on the fitness front, and the prong-collar lady - I would have done the same thing! and oh I love hearing about the baby squirrel! I want more pictures!!!! :)

Ooh get a pic of the squirrel in hubby's pocket! :)


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BONNIEMARGAY 4/19/2014 2:09PM

    I am so proud of you for going to the gym, and ESPECIALLY for saying NO! You have to be true to your values and live your life out loud! Good for you, beautiful!

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LAILATN 4/19/2014 11:03AM

    Wow - what a great blog! I love the whole baby squirrel sleeping in your husband's pocket thing. So cute!

Also, terrific job on turning down the potential client. You really stood up for your beliefs.

I hear you about Easter candy,BTW. I keep losing and gaining the same 2-3 lbs too. What is it about those darn pastel wrappers???

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STARTINGINLIMBO 4/19/2014 10:08AM

    Wow, that's amazing about your baby sleeping in hubby's pocket and all. So neat.
Good for you turning that woman down!

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RACEWELLWON 4/19/2014 9:44AM

    Love the name Kitty - very huge step turning down that client as I know your love animals is phenomenal so I know that had to be a very difficult decision for you as I know your best interest is at Heart for the well being for the Dog . Good for you on the gym workouts and the trainer - hugs Karen emoticon

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JUSTME29 4/19/2014 9:27AM

    Turning down the client is a big step. Those aren't the methods you use, and if she doesn't recognize the real problem is a vicious little ankle biter (see how much nicer and more diplomatic you are than me?) then all the training in the world for the big dog won't make a difference.

It may not feel like you're making much progress, but one of these days you'll do something without even thinking about it and surprise yourself. That moment you will realize just how much you really are building.

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LIVINGFREE19 4/18/2014 10:51PM

    That is great that you stood up for what you believe in with the client.

Glad to hear that Bilbo is so happy and healthy!

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TAZINITE 4/18/2014 10:21PM

    You are doing great! Careful squirrels can get very nasty.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2014 9:09PM

  You are awesome! Good for you for standing up for what you think if right. Way to go. And as for Bilbo, I an thrilled he is doing so well! I think that's so cute that he wanted to be w/your DH sleeping in his pocket! That's adorable!

HUGS and a very happy Easter to you.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/18/2014 7:45PM

    emoticon glad to hear Bilbo is doing well! I know that must have been a tough decision to turn down a potential client but I think you did the right thing! emoticon It's good to stand up for what you believe in! emoticon emoticon on keeping up with going to the gym! You'll get there with the weight. You are gaining muscle so that's really good news! emoticon Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 4/18/2014 7:44PM

    I'd be afraid I would roll over and squish the squirrel in my sleep. Good for you for standing up for your beliefs. Some people just don't get it. Just watch out for those after Easter candy sales. They get me every time!

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MAVERICKDR 4/18/2014 6:02PM

    I am very proud of YOU so here's encouragement for the encourager. emoticon emoticon Anyone who would adopt a squirrel and nurse it to health can confidently decide whose dog you're going to train. Your values come through loud and clear. As for sleeping with a rodent...I'm out. emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/18/2014 5:54PM

    Yo gyo girl! Keep up the great work!


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SOULFISH80 4/18/2014 5:32PM

    Way to go on the consistentcy in your work out routine. Sounds like a good solid plan. Also a big thumbs up to standing your ground. It sounds like that was definitely the right decision for you. Working with people that are your polar opposite is not usually a healthy decision, just leads to lot's of tension. Easter is almost over, so I think you will be able to get through the candy temptation and move forward without any more candy holidays for awhile! One last hurray for your little guy! I am so glad to hear he is getting stronger by the day. What a great testament as to what a great surrogate mother you are! Very sweet.

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TWEETYKC00 4/18/2014 5:21PM

    I am glad things are working out. Now if only Dh will not sleep with the squirrel! lol

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JAXMOMMY 4/18/2014 5:03PM

    Tough decision to turn down a client, but how wonderful to stick to your values!! Good for you! Wish you would make a training video now or write a book so those of us far away could benefit! The first trainer we had I loved, but have not been happy with the second after the first got sick and left! We have not been back and Sassy could use some more training! Great job with the gym and everything else! sounds like Bilbo is already terribly spoiled! Love the name! Keep having fun and those body changes will come! It takes time!

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CIPHER1971 4/18/2014 3:53PM

    Great job with the gym, and great job with your training methods.

Have a great week

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COMPCHIC52 4/18/2014 3:38PM

    good for you standing up about the dogs emoticon . good job with the squirrels emoticon . on the 2 or 3 lbs don't worry about it you are probably gaining a little muscle emoticon it will catch itself up and fall off. unless its more then 5 lbs your still good. measure! emoticon I can`t stress that enough. measure, hips , waist and upper arms , thighs at least. your doing great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Girls and a Squirrel.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I forgot how tiring it is to have a baby in the house. I fell like I haven't slept, wow. I've been so worried about my little guy I'm constantly checking on his breathing.

So, a few people asked me how the girls are dealing with this. Gypsy has decided she is mama dog. She's all protective, she is sleeping where she can see his cage, and she tries to groom him every chance she gets. He's not found of her grooming, there's a bit too much slobber for him.

Tazzy just wants to sniff. However, as of this am, Gypsy is no longer allowing her within 2 ft of him. Gypsy has chased Tazzy off twice this am. The whole thing is pretty sweet.

Also, I opted for a run with the girls this am over going to the gym. Of course we saw squirrels on our run. At one point, Tazzy chased one up a tree. I'm used to her barking at the treed squirrel so I gave her a minute. Instead of barking, she cried at it and tilted her head. I think she wanted the squirrel to come down and play.

I'm ruining my dogs!

As far as names go, we are between calling him Bo or Chuckles. I'm not certain. We usually take a few days to decide. Also, I'm not trusting he will be 100% ok for about 4 or 5 days. I can't say I'm not getting attached, I already am but I'm trying to be realistic.

Will keep you all informed.

Well, it's bottle time again. I'm so happy he likes puppy milk. We are going to try leaving out some paste (peanut butter) for him tonight. He is starting to chew on the bottle so that's a start.

Finger's crossed.

  
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SOULFISH80 4/17/2014 6:23PM

    So sweet. I love to hear about how your girls are reacting to the little guy. I am sure he will get stonger and healthier everyday, you are a wonderful squirrel Mommy!!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 4/16/2014 3:03PM

    Aw, how cute! Have you ever thought about becoming a wildlife rehabilitator? It takes a very special person to do what you're doing for little Bo Chuckles. How lucky he is to have fallen into such gentle, loving hands.

I second Jan's opinion about watching Gypsy's protective instincts very carefully. While not intentional, she may become aggressive and injure Tazzy or you.



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CATIATM 4/15/2014 2:49PM

    Awwww ... sweet!

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RACEWELLWON 4/15/2014 8:43AM

    I like the idea of Mr. Bo chuckles too just like Mr. Belmont :) - its incredible how fur children respond to needs of others - I am do happy for kitty - hugs K

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A-STRONGER-ME 4/15/2014 7:54AM

    Please be careful of Gypsy's "guarding." While it appears very sweet, it can be very dangerous.

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/14/2014 1:40PM

    Thank you so much for your loving kindness.

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RIDMYCOCOON 4/14/2014 12:51PM

    Mr. Bo Chuckles

I love it! Whatever you call him. Sounds very exciting! You are a good mama!

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OHANAMAMA 4/14/2014 11:30AM

    How sweet that Gypsy wants to be mommy to this little guy! I hope he makes it... those are cute names... my cousin's squirrel was called Marcel.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/13/2014 10:30PM

    I'm so lost...baby? What baby?

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LIVINGFREE19 4/13/2014 10:28PM

    You are an angel!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/13/2014 9:56PM

  Awwww, that little guy is well taken care of!

HUGS

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ISLAMOM 4/13/2014 8:58PM

    wonderful news that he/she is doing well so far! you are a super star!

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FAITHGIRL91 4/13/2014 8:39PM

    Oh I hope he makes it! and how sweet of Gypsy! My Missy probably would've done similar... she was great with my ferrets and when she met other small pets. yes, keep us posted! More pictures, more pictures! :)

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STARTINGINLIMBO 4/13/2014 7:15PM

    I don't know anything about raising a squirrel, but I do know that salt can kill a rat (happened to my friend's pet rat), so I hope that the peanut butter doesn't have salt in it. Just thought I'd share that in case it's helpful.

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JAXMOMMY 4/13/2014 6:53PM

    Oh that Gypsy! What a Mommy Dog she is! I bet Mo/Chuckles is scared to death of that extra large tongue wanting to groom him! Seems like she could just lap him up and into her tummy! Sweet Tazzy wants to be friends with all squarrels now! So sweet! I'm partial to Chuckles myself. I'm think too that my Sassy would eat him up! Thanks for sharing and do keep us all posted!

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LESLIELENORE 4/13/2014 6:36PM

    Aw, good Gypsy. Poor Tazzy is probably confused by those wild squirrels. I will hope and pray that the little guy makes it!

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/13/2014 6:20PM

    Awwww!! So cute! It sounds like Gypsy is a good mama. So funny that he's not fond of her grooming him. Even funnier that the squirrel was confused by Tazzy's crying. I really hope the little guy makes it. It does sound like he's doing pretty well so far. Keeping my fingers crossed for the little guy! Give him a little kiss for me if you can. emoticon

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CIPHER1971 4/13/2014 5:59PM

    Awwwww - just awwwwwww.

So cute.

Have a good day

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MAVERICKDR 4/13/2014 5:59PM

    Very interesting. You have a very big heart. How about Bojangles? As in the song, Mr Bojangles.

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JUSTME29 4/13/2014 5:41PM

    How fun that the dogs are looking at him that way instead of as lunch. It sounds like Gypsy is just a great mamma dog.

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TWEETYKC00 4/13/2014 5:32PM

    I love it! I hope he does well.

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MJREIMERS 4/13/2014 4:47PM

    I can imagine a slight confusion for your pups! It will be interested to hear what your girls do once he is released. Will they pick up their squirrel chasing days or will they assume every squirrel should now be a friend. How cute they must look!

emoticon taking such good care of the little one! Take a nap when you can!

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DOGLADY13 4/13/2014 4:43PM

    You are a good mama to that squirrel. Had a good laugh about the dog being confused by the squirrel, too.

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My Excitement Revealed.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I was waiting to say anything until I was certain everything would be ok.

Yesterday morning when I got to work there was an electrician working in the netpop out back. I didn't think anything of it. About 5 minutes later my co-worker walks in and asks if I saw the squirrels?

What?

Out back, the guy is taking baby squirrels out of the thingy (netpop) on the building.

Well, I raced out back fast a I could. I discovered that "someone" had eaten electrical lines for the building next door, shorting them out completely. The guy showed me the wire with some fried fur. He said he didn't find a body but didn't think a squirrel could survive what was running through that line.

There were 3 babies that he had dumped on the ground (dumped being the nice term). One had already made a run for the dumpster. One was screaming it's head off and attracting every squirrel in the neighborhood. The third was just kind of lying there. The runner and the noisy one were a good inch or two larger than the third.

I pick the runt up. Healthy, clear eyes, good coat - just really small and thin. I know most mother squirrels only raise one or two babies successfully. This little guy was not meant to make it. And we're not even certain mom is alive. Trust me when I say NONE of the gathering squirrels were acting like a mama.

I got a paper box for the store room, cut some holes, and lined it with paper towels. I had one of the girls help me as I popped him in. Fortunately my big boss's only comment was "keep it in the box until it becomes a hoosier".

I got him home and gave him a good check over. Blue eyes, milk teeth - this guy is really young. He would have been a meal had I left him.

This am, he started taking puppy milk by syringe. We've had about 2 tablespoons so far. He is active and alert. I'm really hopeful he will survive. I've done this several times in the past. Usually I release once the squirrel is grown but I did have one baby girl stay with me over 5 years. I'm not certain how this little guy will turn out but for right now I'm in heaven.

Here he is:




And eating:

  
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OHANAMAMA 4/14/2014 11:23AM

    he is precious!
I've never had a squirrel, but my cousin had one for a long time, kept it in her room in a huge cage.... that was so many years ago.

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MAVERICKDR 4/13/2014 8:44PM

    Believe it or not, even as I was chasing a pesky gray squirrel off the bird feeder (multiple times), I am pulling for your little guy. emoticon

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 4/13/2014 7:46PM

    You are a fantastic person for caring. And he's a beautiful runt!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 4/13/2014 7:05PM

    He's a cutie
I am Pulling for him.

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DOGLADY13 4/13/2014 4:13PM

    Squeeeee!!!!

What a lucky critter that you found him. Most people (me included) would not know how to help the little guy.

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RACEWELLWON 4/13/2014 2:35PM

    Kitty , how incredible you are !! I love it - Hugs K

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FAITHGIRL91 4/13/2014 2:14PM

    Oh that's so adorable, Kitty! Oh I want to hug him! :) I'm so glad you're helping him - that's something I would do and have done! Beautiful! emoticon emoticon

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WICKEDMELISSA 4/13/2014 1:16PM

    Awesome Kitty, Thank you for having a big heart! What did you name him/her?

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BOILHAM 4/13/2014 7:58AM

    I totally understand you on this. We have lots of squirrels in our yard - the DW and I have squirrel feeders out, so they are plentiful. Good luck with the "runt" hoping he will grow strong and stay a while.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/13/2014 4:19AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon this blog!!!! I'm so thankful there are other people out there like me who would do such a thing! I've never seen a black squirrel though. He's awfully cute! I sure hope he makes it. Please keep us posted!

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LIVINGFREE19 4/13/2014 2:51AM

    Love the pics! You are so wonderful to help him!

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RIDMYCOCOON 4/13/2014 2:31AM

    OMG~

You, seriously, amaze me!

I would love to raise a squirrel! Save a squirrel! My husband and I decided several years back that if I were ever to become a super hero I would have squirrel powers.

Squirrel Girl! You are a Wonder! Love what you do in this world!

Signed,

Your emoticon FAN

PS. will you tell me if you name -im?

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LAILATN 4/12/2014 9:59PM

    Wow. you're amazing! Such a big heart!!

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_JODI404 4/12/2014 9:15PM

    You are amazing to do this!! HOW sweet!

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MJREIMERS 4/12/2014 8:47PM

    Aww, he is so cute! What happend to his siblings? Did they just make a dash and were gone? You are so sweet to take him in. I hope you will keep us updated!

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LYDDIECAT 4/12/2014 7:48PM

    Aww! You are a DogMama and a SquirrelMama! How fortunate for that little guy that you have done this before and you know how to take care of him. :)

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2BDYNAMIC 4/12/2014 7:18PM

    You are a Saint! emoticon Good luck!

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CIPHER1971 4/12/2014 6:29PM

    Beautiful

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1CRAZYDOG 4/12/2014 6:08PM

  OMG! That little one is adorable. I can't believe that electrician was so heartless! People. UGH Oh I am so glad that you rescued that babe.

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LESLIELENORE 4/12/2014 4:48PM

    Awesome! But what do your girls think of him?

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TWEETYKC00 4/12/2014 4:34PM

    That is good news, just keep him away from wires!

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KELLIEBEAN 4/12/2014 3:48PM

    You are a very special woman!

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SOULFISH80 4/12/2014 3:03PM

    So sweet! He is adorable. What a heartwarming story. BTW, it is really wonderful to be back on SP reading your blogs. I missed your adventures!!!

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GARDENCHRIS 4/12/2014 2:41PM

    your a better woman than I am! Those things are rodents as far as I'm concerned! emoticon

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 4/12/2014 2:33PM

    What a cute little thing! How nice of you to rescue it!

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STARTINGINLIMBO 4/12/2014 2:09PM

    How cute. How sweet of you!

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JUSTME29 4/12/2014 1:59PM

    Awwww - what a sweetie. I hope he makes it, I know how touch and go it is when they're this tiny. He sure looks alert and healthy though. Good for you.

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CASEYSAUER 4/12/2014 1:52PM

    He/she is beautiful! I will say a prayer for it to make it! We actually had to get a generator because of all the squirrels in the neighborhood! They're cute but can be a menance. I know my DH only likes to live cage them and take them as far away as possible!

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ELRIDDICK 4/12/2014 1:17PM

  Thanks for sharing

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/12/2014 1:07PM

    Thank you so much for your loving kindness!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/12/2014 12:59PM

    sweet.you did a great job taking him in.i will pray that he survives. emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 4/12/2014 12:59PM

    OK, this confirms to me what a wonderful human you are! So sweet! Take care of him and hoping he makes it under your TLC! Send him some air smoochies from me!

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ALICIA214 4/12/2014 12:52PM

 

Good for you hope he survives..

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PICKIE98 4/12/2014 12:44PM

    Baby squirrels chew through the electrical lines every other year here, leaving me with no phone.. I never see any bodies, so assume they have little rubber boots on as they teethe..

I see you have black squirrels there,, we have fawn colored ones here, but about twenty miles west of us, they are also black...

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WDIPIM 4/12/2014 12:41PM

  how sweet


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