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    Unk and Unc: I can't bear to think of times ahead when either of my two leave for Rainbow Bridge. It is always too soon.

    UncleDavid: What a sweet love story of your Mom and Kimby. And what a loving son you are to consider giving Greta and Ella to your mom, if only for a short time. Does your mom live far from you? Could you visit your girls?

    Unk: They say that the purr of kitties is very healing, so since you are getting a double dose daily, I'm expecting a quick recovery from you!

    prhoshay: Socks? My kitties could care less. I've love it though if they could find the ones the washing machine ate and put them together in pairs!

    myrosiedog: chewy slobbery dog bones in your bed? Um, I think I'll stick to cats, thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty;2254770;
    Does your mom live far from you? Could you visit your girls?
    A couple of years ago, when it became obvious I would need to attend to my mother more often, I realized I’d have to make a change. Now, I love my mother, but there’s not a snowball’s chance… I could live in the same house with her, so I moved us both into the same apartment ‘complex’ but into different apartments. Against her desire to have me literally in the next apartment, I moved 5 doors down. (pretty smart, eh? ) So, yes, I’ll be able to visit the girls often, but it’s not the same.

    I’m used to them being a big part of my life at home. I hate the idea of not being able to watch them play and sleep together, rub up against my legs while I work on the computer, play ‘fetch the mouse’ just before bed, and so many other things that enhance my existence. Darn, I’m getting sad just thinking about it.

    Oh well, they’ll have each other and my mom will eventually come to love them as much as I do. And through that love my mother will have a happier, and, hopefully, longer life.
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    David, that's very admirable of you. At least you'll be able to see the girls quite often but I'm sure you'll miss them terribly.

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    My son got me a gel medium ant farm for Christmas and they wouldn't deliver the ants when the weather was so cold. I got them today and have been fascinated! I had the standard ant farm as a kid and loved that, but this is a clear blue gel with four blue LED lights shooting up from the bottom like spotlights. It makes it look like they're mining diamonds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle David;2254851;
    A couple of years ago, when it became obvious I would need to attend to my mother more often, I realized I’d have to make a change. Now, I love my mother, but there’s not a snowball’s chance… I could live in the same house with her, so I moved us both into the same apartment ‘complex’ but into different apartments. Against her desire to have me literally in the next apartment, I moved 5 doors down. (pretty smart, eh? ) So, yes, I’ll be able to visit the girls often, but it’s not the same... Oh well, they’ll have each other and my mom will eventually come to love them as much as I do. And through that love my mother will have a happier, and, hopefully, longer life.
    UncleDavid: What a thoughtful and dear one you are! And smart! Same building, same floor, 5 doors down! I'll remember that one as the years go by for my folks.

    ...I’m used to them being a big part of my life at home. I hate the idea of not being able to watch them play and sleep together, rub up against my legs while I work on the computer, play ‘fetch the mouse’ just before bed, and so many other things that enhance my existence. Darn, I’m getting sad just thinking about it.
    Oh my yes! It is those little everyday moments that really warm the heart: the gentle headbutts, the lovings looks, the hilarious unplanned playtimes ..

    Gutmutter: I have to say I've never seen an art farm in blue gel with LED lights....can you capture a photo of that? That would be tres cool to see!
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    My daughter has taken over the control of our digital camera. Try going here... Antworks Tunnelvision Habitats and Illuminated Buy ants Be sure to check out the space program that started it all and upcoming products from the menu at the left. If I had a young child this would definitely be their night light. I couldn't wait to see what they had done this morning. The first tunnel is almost to the bottom of the unit and they've started another one.
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    That is a TOTALLY COOL ant farm Gutmutter. I'd love to have one, but at this point I'm afraid Waldo would eat it.
    Yes, we got another dog while you were gone. He was a stray my friends found and couldn't keep. He has taken over our hearts in less than a week.

    The Continuing Adventures of Waldo the Wonder Dog

    My daughter caught him with feet on the kitchen counter, licking the butter this morning. He loves the garbage can which is now in another room where we can shut the door. I have not gone to the bathroom by myself in 5 days. I have a parade that follows me. He won't come in out of the rain. And he managed to get in my lap and sit on my lap like he was a little lap dog.
    He defintly needs to learn some manners and we are working on it, but even my non tolerant husband was rubbing his head and saying: "it's hard to get mad at such a lovable and goofy dog like this" (this is from a man, that while he loves the 2 we have is not particularly tolerant of bad dog behavior and gets on to the other 2 when they are bad. But they know what "bad dog" means and they react accordingly. Waldo thinks "bad dog" means, "come here, I love you, let me pet you")
    He has torn up a set of blinds trying to see out the window and has eaten my aloe plant.
    But he's just so goofy and happy that it is hard to get onto him, but he's GOT to learn as he's too big to get away with this stuff. We are working on the reward system, but when I reward Waldo, Rosie and Bogie think they deserve reward treats too.
    My daughter is doing great with him on the leash, so there is at least one aspect that he is doing well on right now. Just need to get the other areas under control.
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    Gutmutter: Thanks for the link for the illuminated spacey ant farm! WOW. Trez Kool... but I won't be getting one. How do they breathe in the gel?

    myrosiedog: Glad to hear that Waldo is bringing you lots of joy and laughter. He sounds like a real sweet dog!

    FYI = There is now a Web site where you can find a partner compatible with your dog, cat, snake or spider. A new Dutch Web site -- Dier-en-Mens Datingsite -- says it is a meeting place for all animal lovers, whether you are looking for a partner, someone who also likes snakes and spiders or someone who takes care of your chickens when you want to go away for the weekend.

    I saw a news story recently of a singles website for horse lovers as they usually don't have a lot of time for socializing because of their chores on their acreage or farm.

    i think this is a great idea.
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    Uncle David, I read your posts about Greta, Ella and your mom to Mr. Rattus and we both think it's a lovely thing you're doing. I've got to admit, though, that I don't know how happy I'd be not having my boys hanging about, making me laugh, keeping the top of my head warm at night, pointing out where all the stray twist ties and bottle caps have gotten to, and acting as my back up alarm system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;2257509;
    ...pointing out where all the stray twist ties and bottle caps have gotten to...
    Greta has this game she likes to play when I brush my teeth.

    I use an electric toothbrush. When stored in it’s stand it has a plastic cover to protect the bristles. When I’m brushing my teeth I set the plastic cap down on the bathroom sink counter. Well, I set it on the counter when I forget that if I leave it on the counter Greta will take it and hide it from me.

    Remember, it only takes 2 minutes to brush your teeth with the electric toothbrush. All I need do is turn away for a split second to watch the telly and she’s in there grabbing it without a sound. Mind you, she doesn’t sit on the counter waiting. She’s a devious little bugger. She knows that if I see her there I’ll remember and take it with me.

    OK, maybe I won’t miss searching for the plastic cap, but there are plenty of other things I’ll miss.
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