Monday, February 8, 2016
Life at the Rescue Ranch
Mon, February 8, 2016 | link
During the day, I don't get much time to do more than care-taking, feeding, cleaning, on and on. But during the nights,
when I have quiet in the house, even if someone is watching TV in the bedroom, I can concentrate on reading, research...all
while listening to talk shows on the radio overnight.
Last night, the man who write, Conversations with God, was on. He is up to nine books in the series so far--with a fascinating story of how they came to be! One of the many
pearls of wisdom that he shared, was that it is the intention behind what you do that really makes all of the difference.
I realized that a long time ago, but hearing someone like Neal Donald Walsh reinforce it was reassuring.
can try to do everything right--with the right intentions--but things may not turn out how we want them to. It doesn't
matter. What matters is your original intention.
Life at the Ranch has been an adventure as usual.
Last night though, in addition to Mama Mia in congestive heart failure and Kasey approaching 16 with low blood sugar, Pasha--one
of the wheelchair girls--had trouble breathing. I learned how to do "coupage" as a first aid technique but it sure was a lot harder with a dog who cannot stand up on her rear legs! It came
on so suddenly and repeatedly through the night that I was afraid that God was about to call her name (she is nearly 10 and
has been one of the bravest dogs that I've known.)
Pasha always gets so excited when she gets to
take her bone out side and enjoy it in the sunshine! Sunday was Super Bowl Day so every dog got a size-appropriate
marrow bone to keep them stimulated while we took a few hours off to watch the game. (My team choice lost but I was so happy
for the Denver QB.)
One of the homeopathic remedies I have kept on hand for over twenty
years is Oscillo by Bioron. It comes in little tubes of about 80 tiny "sugar" pellets that you just dump onto your tongue or your dog's tongue.
(For teeny dogs, under ten pounds, I would half the amount.) It causes the immune system to activate. I seem to
need them for someone nearly every day!
I cannot tell you how many time is has made a two week flu last
just a few days or how it saves dogs, over and over and over again. (It is on sale right now with the link above on
Amazon--I think every home should have it in stock. You need at least 12 doses to just be prepared but I would
suggest getting the 30 dose box which comes in sets of six.)
I hope you get some special time with your
animals and people in your lives. You just never know when life will take an unexpected turn. Please keep up with the
updates on "someone" by clicking on the RED box above or click on this link: https://www.gofundme.com/leveledbylewybody I hope more people find the time to help spread the word/link and to pray and to help. I can't handle this "storm"
by myself--and there is no one else...
I'll have more to write later in the week. Right now, I have
to get everyone into bed--that includes ear drops, eye meds, heart meds, antibiotics, supplements, syringe-watering, hand-feeding,
changing pee pads, finishing the 15th load of laundry (or at least getting it into the dryer), and on and on and on
it goes. Just know that I do this with love and honor in my heart, happily and gently helping each of these brave animals
and man. Losing the support of our primary benefactor due to illness, is a burden that I can't solve and ust have to leave
it all in God's hands and on our angel's wings.
Love and Hugs from the Herd!
Things to Know
Drug could possibly add five years to your dog's life/Link: http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2015/12/new-drug-adds-five-years-to-your-dogs-life/
VIP VIP Dingo Ringos (unlimited number needed--stock depleted.
$200 still needed in amazon.com e-credits. ($100 already
arrived. Thank you!) Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LLIKVU/gcrnsts?ie=UTF8&keywords=amazon%20e-gift%20card&qid=1454993093&ref_=sr_1_2&s=gift-cards&sr=1-2 (Please use the email: email@example.com to email any e-card. Doggie food order still pending.)
Yippee! The two waterproof crate pads on the VIP list were just delivered!!!---and just in time. Thank you!!
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Sat, February 6, 2016 | link
Friday, January 29, 2016
A Heart-Pounding Week
Fri, January 29, 2016 | link
Well, finally, I have a minute to sit down and write. Whew. What a week.
First, Mike is "sick
sick" (not common for him but nothing serious, I hope, and needs a 'nurse' to help him with his meds. I'll update
his status at least a few times a week at: https://www.gofundme.com/leveledbylewybody Please check the link later on Sunday or Monday if you have already read the updates posted or sign-up for email updates.)
I hope more angels, seen and unseen, known and unknown, come forward to help--both to share/tweet/post
the link (just copy it and paste on your friends' fb pages--the description and photo will automatically post--it is just
that easy)--and to contribute. I carefully calculated what is needed and right now, we don't have enough for scans and
meds before even the yearly deductible is covered! Did I say, H-E-L-P yet? Please.
The good news is that
I had already paid the dogs' meds for about six weeks (was $562 but was given a $100 discount to use for the dogs' medical
supplies--and did!) with last months' funds and got enough kibble and canned food that will last through this next week.
I have a pending order on amazon but have like $6 and some odd cents on the account for a $400 order. Amazon credits/gift cards sent to firstname.lastname@example.org can be sent for any amount, any time and I just apply them until the order is paid and
then they ship it for free.
Kasey, still a little wobbly, was enjoying the warm sunshine today after his bath and a dry
--before grooming though!
Two Dog Emergencies
Today, I was about to get in the shower when Kasey meandered over to the tub.
Usually, that means the dog wants a bath (a few want a shower) so I got out the baby tub that I put in the center of the human
tub and ran a nice warm bubble bath for him. I always take their collars off and soak and scrub them, too. They
usually need a few days to dry though...
The smartest thing, I've found, is to
soap up the neck of the dog first. That prevents any critters, who may or may not be there, from immediately scurrying
to the animal's head. After I soaped up his body and facecloth-washed his face and ears, I put him in the dry tub for
a second while I changed the baby tub water.
Suddenly, he wasn't able
to stand and literally just tipped over--but I caught him. He is going to be 16 this summer and is getting a little
feeble. I had to hand-rinse him quickly, get some peanut butter in him for energy and get him dried and wrapped in blankets
fast. I think my heart stopped beating for a second but all is well tonight and in fact, later in the day, he walked
around the yard a little and even ate dinner! Thank God.
Mama Mia and Poppy are seniors here, too. They didn't want to be too photogenic tonight,
although, Pops is smiling for you! They just wanted me to "pop" the baby gate so
they could follow me around!
Mama Mia has congestive heart failure
that we've been battling for a few years. Up and down, up and down but she is still my night warmer and bed guard!
This week, however, she literally fell off the bed--I always have blankets on the floor just in case. (I had a baby bed-guard
on the bed--highly suggested--but someone tore it accidentally so I have to make a new cover. I tried but can't replace
the one from the manufacturer.) I noticed that dogs start to lose their sense of stability, especially while sleeping, when
time is running out...
This morning in fact, she had a fit of heart-pounding
(mine) proportion at 6:30 AM. I had to get her heart medication, the oxygen tank and rub her throat to open her breathing
spaces. I was prayin' hard and when she finally calmed down enough and regained her self, I made up a nasal spray with
colloidal silver and other ingredients that I just learned about two days ago, that will reach their lungs faster and start
clearing up some of the liquid. Here's to hoping/praying. I need to get the professional mixture and applicator
then I'll explain it all to you--I just made up my own similar one since it was such an emergency!
(I was so glad I had everything on hand at that hour! I study every night 6-8 hours, natural healing for
pets and people, and keep some of whatever I can on hand, natural or not. Never hesitate sending things that you are
no longer needing or using. I will keep them until someone needs them!)
and Girl have both had notable progress this week with the Castor oil stuff that you've been so kind to send but I'll save
that story for another time so I can teach you, too, how to use them.)
This bed has become Kasey's BUT it is a constant source of "bed-stealing" by the
Bitties and Mama Mia. Everybody wants to be in this bed! I wish I could remember where it came from. I know
an angel sent it. Anyone remember it??
...and so another week at
the Rescue Ranch. I am sure the prayers of all of our angels--seen and unseen--helped us make it through! There were
several points where I had to say, "God! Help..." and He did.
a promise to the dogs that they would never be homeless or alone again and as God is my witness, I intend to make sure that
Mike, me AND the dogs all make it through this storm. No one else really wants to take the time and expense to take
care for special needs dogs--and frankly, I don't have the vast amount of time needed to try to get them rehomed.
With your help, we can make it through. Mike's disability company has until the
end of June and if they don't do the right thing, there are laws that will deal with that.
Sending love and Hugs from the Herd!!
PS The two crate pads and
Dingo Ringos from the Jan. 21 post/link are STILL very much needed. (just scroll down below.) Grateful!
help and/or catch up/read updates on what is happening with Mike at: https://www.gofundme.com/leveledbylewybody
Wanna know about the Zika virus and your dogs? Link: http://www.theinternetpetvet.com/zika-virus-and-dogs-what-every-dog-owner-needs-to-know/
Sunday, January 24, 2016
...and so the Lewy Body Journey continues.
Sun, January 24, 2016 | link
This post may not be about the Rescue Ranch dogs, per se, but it will give
you an insight into our lives. Although it was written by someone else (link follows), you can get an idea of what this
year will be like for us--and what the past year has been like. Angels are needed--known and unknown, seen and unseen.
"Hang out on a support group page and you’ll hear the word “Journey” used repeatedly
by caregivers as a way of describing their experiences while dealing with LBD. Considering most people think of a journey
as a pleasant experience, why would caregivers use that term for something difficult and often torturous? I thought about
that for some time before finally landing on a possible explanation. The experience of dealing with a disease like Lewy
can be envisioned as a journey through the highs and lows of a sometimes hostile terrain. For most, the journey goes something
The Valley at the foot of the mountain
Mt. Lewy looms
in the distance. We know it’s there, but our lives are still normal. We’ve heard stories of the journey, but
are convinced our loved one’s path will be smoother than the others. Our loved one walks beside us, helping carry
the supplies, occasionally offering advice. There are only glimpses of the difficulties ahead. As we approach the mountain,
our loved one begins to have trouble walking. His legs stiffen, his arms don’t swing. He no longer appreciates the
scent of the alpine flowers at our feet. His advice changes to criticism of our decisions, sometimes with anger or sarcasm.
Climbing the mountain
As we start up the side of the mountain, our loved one sees monsters, lurking
in the shadows. He questions our loyalty despite the fact we are now carrying his load. We work to provide food and see to
his needs, but he doesn’t see our labors. He accuses us of trying to control his life or even masquerading as the
one he truly loves.
Each step we take is uphill, one step for ourselves, and six for our loved one. The path is getting
treacherous now. We slip on unseen obstacles, sometimes falling, sometimes losing the desire to continue. There are times
when we feel as though no one else is on the mountain with us. We‘re carrying our loved one on our shoulders, dragging
our supplies behind us because our hands are full.
Our bodies ache and our minds are numb, the exhaustion of the
journey strikes at our core. The summit is still ahead, and we don’t know what’s at the peak. We don’t
know if the monsters our loved one sees are real and waiting on us once we reach the top. And there are moments when we
don’t know if we can finish the journey at all.
If we’re lucky, other climbers will find us and help us
carry the burden, but they cannot carry it all. They can lighten our physical load, but they can’t touch the grief
that weighs on us more with each step we take. Tears flow easily now. Our loved one doesn’t care, or maybe he just
We’re at the peak. Thick clouds block our view from the
path down the other side of the mountain. We know we will take that path, but we don’t know when we will leave or
when we will arrive at our destination. The medications that helped our journey to the peak are no longer as effective as
they once were, but our loved one’s symptoms have leveled off. The monsters rarely appear now. Our loved one travels
more in his mind than in the world we know. Moments of clarity are few and far between and much of the day is spent sleeping.
We’re bloodied and weakened, our minds drift between fears the journey will end, and fears the journey will not
end. We have moments when we wonder if we are succumbing to the same fate as our loved one. We can’t remember things
we should. We can’t focus on important things that should command our attention. Are we afflicted too? Are our minds
falling apart like those of our loved ones?
The descent from Mt. Lewy
We stay at the summit
for months, sometimes years, until our loved one starts for the valley below. We follow, no longer having control over the
direction or speed of our descent. More than once, our LO falls into a crevice, and we wait at the edge, peering into the
chasm, convinced he will not return, only to watch as he claws back to the surface once more. We are both relieved and saddened.
Relieved we don’t have to say goodbye, but saddened the journey isn’t over just yet.
The trip down the
mountain continues, the valley below still shrouded in the clouds of the unknown. We no longer remember life before Mt.
Lewy, those days before we started our journey. We dare to glance toward the new valley, then feel guilty for longing for
the relief that waits there. We don’t know what to wish for because we know the end of the journey can’t come
until our loved one is no longer by our side.
Then, on the final day at the bottom of the mountain, our loved one
lies down for the last time. If we’re lucky, we’re there to hold him and tell him we love him. If we’re
really lucky, he realizes what we’ve said and somehow, lets us know he feels the same.
The valley beyond
We leave our loved one at the foot of Mt. Lewy, but we don’t leave him alone. He is surrounded by the tens of thousands
who’ve traveled before him and will be joined by the tens of thousands who follow behind. Our heart is heavy, our
body exhausted, as we stumble into the new valley as an uneasy traveler entering a foreign land.
Battle weary, and
lost, we continue forward until the new valley is no longer strange, and we build a different identity, not defined by the
role we played as we traveled Mt. Lewy. Our scars are deep, but the pain is subsiding and finally we can smile with the
beautiful memories of life before the mountain landed in our path. We can remember our loved one from the time before the
monsters came and the body left. And eventually we realize, no matter how many times we fell into a puddle of tears or lost
our temper, no matter how many times we wanted to quit, we continued placing one foot in front of the other until the journey
Someday, when we’re strong enough, we’ll dare a glance back at the unforgiving mountain
that tried to take us down, but failed. And on that day, we will allow ourselves to take pride in knowing we gave 100% of
what we had."*
PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP MIKE AND THE RESCUE RANCH.
Click Here to READ follow OUR Journey--and a big one it is.
With the help of our angels and several volunteers, we were able to have a Project Hope, Canine Distemer booth at the Houston Pet Expo. Of course, "someone" was a volunteer!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
What a Week...and a little DOG needs a special home
Thu, January 21, 2016 | link
Mike had some medication complications this week so I've been very worried and very distracted. I'll update his godundme page a little bit later today with the details so sign up for the email notifications or HELP if you can and you will automatically get my updates in your Inbox.
My fingers are healed except
for the really purple one (see post Jan. 12 below for pic). There is a piece of bone that detached and is sitting inside
the skin. The only way to fix it is surgery but I'm not a surgery fan. I'm waiting to see if the pain and sensitivity
subsides and if leaving it alone to heal will be OK or if it will compromise my finger if I do that. At least
it is sitting on the side and not quite on the bottom surface but typing is still challenging so please bear with me!
take a look at the little dog below. If you can't read the summary that the owner wrote, just email me and I'll forward
the original email to you. We can't handle any more right now but I don't want to see this precious puppy abandoned
after trying so hard to live.
Everyone in the snow zone right now, please be safe. Keep your animals
inside. They do have fur but it is not enough to keep their feet from freezing or their bodies warm enough in weather
that is expected to be this extreme.
Again, I am exhausted and in great need of volunteers to post the
fundraiser link far and wide. If you just copy it and paste it on friends' or animal lovers facebook pages, the photo
and description will automatically post as well and the link. Just copy this into a message box and add a comment if
you can: I would be ever SO grateful. The link to copy is: http://www.gofundme.com/leveledbylewybody
VIP Needed for the RR Dogs:
VIP Two waterproof crate pads (need both size 42" x 28): http://www.jefferspet.com/products/prison-bed-crate-pads
VIP VIP Dingo Ringos (unlimited number--stock
depleted. Eek!): http://www.petmountain.com/product/rawhide-dog-treats/11442-508707/dingo-dingo-ringo-o-o-meat-rawhide-chew.html
VIP Pup-peroni Turkey ( need 8): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QX1V0TK?keywords=Pup-Peroni%20Mix%20Stix%20Snacks%20turkey&qid=1453394837&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
**The owner's email is: email@example.com We can't take on any more right now but I am willing to coach whoever does help this brave sweetie pie and if a wheelchair
or cart is needed, will help you connect with the right company if I don't have one that will fit her. Please let me
know if you do wind up helping her: firstname.lastname@example.org I'm praying that she does not wind up at a shelter.
Special needs animals are usually euthanized first--and right away. Please don't let this happen...
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Sat, January 16, 2016 | link
Life calls and my duties for the night continue. Please give me until Monday to update this blog and the fundraiser/red block here or above. I hope you never have to deal with some of the situations that I have had to in my life.
try to sleep on your left and on your right sides from now on. It is a way for your brain to "drain" and clear
out toxic stuff. People who don't, the doctor said, increase their odds of getting brain diseases like dementia. I'll have
more tips as this journey continues...
Please take your animals in or make sure that they are warm and
cozy. They may not be able to speak in words, but they can with their eyes, their body, their wagging tails. They
are willing to suffer through anything to be with us but our job is to make sure that they never do, and to take away any
suffering that they may have gone through. Replace their suffering and pain with love, even but for the blink of an
I will write this blog and the update on "someone's" situation by Monday morning--be sure
to click on the red box at the top of this page and it will take you to the original post and the updates I've written so
far. If you get on the email list, you'll automatically get the updates in your inbox. Please, please, please,
share/tweet/repost the page to help Mike. It is so important that people learn about this journey and it is so important
for angels to know that we are in great need--those known and unknown, seen and unseen. We don't have the luxury of
My hand is doing better but my left ring finger is still in great pain. I cannot put any pressure
on it. Thankfully it didn't split open. I was sweating that out for a good 24 hours, the blood inside from getting
it squished (see below) made it so swollen. A nurse told me that she did something similar to herself taking care of
a patient and by keeping ice on it 'round the clock, she prevented more damage--and so I did.
Love and Hugs from the Herd!
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Tue, January 12, 2016 | link
This is not food coloring! I was trying to move the kiddie seat
out of the way for the strong clerk pitching in bags of heavy dog food into my cart. I asked the clerk to wait a sec
but he didn't hear me. As I was trying to fold the seat back, the bags caught my hand, thankfully just the tips of my
fingers. The pain, when they got my hand free, brought me to my knees but there are no more tears left to cry. I may
lose at least one nail but the pressure should recede in a day or two and I'll write more.
you all for caring.
Please share and post and pray. My shoulders
are only so broad and my hands can only do so much.
Thank you again and
Love and Hugs from the Herd!!
Little 25 lb Cubby gives the best hugs ever!
He knows I have a boo-boo and has been so loving and affectionate, it makes me wonder if my gestures while taking care of
him, when he injured his tail last year (a story for another time) rubbed off a little bit--which is kind of neat.
This beautiful HOPE ornament just arrived...(I love HOPE)
and is now hanging in my kitchen with other precious momentos.
Thank you, angels,
for caring about me, too.
Friday, January 8, 2016
My Christmas Present
Fri, January 8, 2016 | link
We went to four or five grocery stores. I sat out in the car. I had no idea what "someone" was up
to but it was obviously a mysterious mission...
On Christmas afternoon, I was handed a simple, plastic
grocery bag and got a kiss on my forehead. The present wasn't wrapped, didn't have a ribbon on it but it was sweet, oh so
A single box of my favorite cookies was inside the bag. There didn't
need to be anything else. I could hardly speak. This may well be the last present I ever get from "someone."
I think my heart was still for a moment.
He apologized profusely for not
being able to afford more than one box, for not finding them more easily, for having nothing else to give me. My eyes
teared up. There was nothing else needed, no excuses needed to be delivered. This was just perfect.
I enjoyed each cookie, bite by bite (shared some) and knew that you would appreciate
the significance of this story..
Thank you for letting me share it and for letting
me share a little bit of our lives.
Love and Hugs from the Herd!
PS If you want to keep up with the latest on "someone's" condition, please click on the link
here Go Fund Me RED or on the red (his favorite color) box above. I just posted an update and will continue to post more photos as time
goes on. Thank you!
PPS I have updated the Rescue Ranch's Amazon Wish List--you'll notice the focus is on food, food, and long-term treats, especially.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
...and the new year begins!
Wed, January 6, 2016 | link
On New Year's eve, after giving out calming tabs and gel to all of the animals that are terrified by the fireworks, I went
to my room and sat down with my phone. I programmed my calendar to say, "Happy New Year. It will be fantastically
blessed!" every morning at 7 AM. I knew that I am going to need lots of positive thinking and support this year
and this message actually makes me smile every time I see it. I leave the reminder up all day and clear it when I go
As you know, my special "someone" has been diagnosed with early or youger-onset DLB and a bunch of other beauties, which is basically a fatal, degenerative disease of the brain, from the inside out.
For a year, he and I kept telling the docs that something just wasn't right, but taking only MRIs, everything looked fine.
I did tons of research and found the test names that go INSIDE the brain and then begged--in writing--for them to go further.
They wouldn't. Insurance expenditures basically are regulating our doctors...
When thing after thing after thing
happened, they finally took me seriously and sent him to an expert "genius" finally ordered the tests in the correct
sequence. In addition, the last one that confirmed the diagnosis had just been approved in Nov, 2016 in the U.S. which
was a blessing, despite the news.
It has been necessary to create the fundraiser--see red boxes on any page and click
on it to read more--since not only is it necessary to keep someone from being homeless but a whole bunch of special needs
animals will suffer since they have no place to go and I have been on leave since last January, having to be a full-time caregiver
and safety monitor. Falls only happen occasionally, but 240 lbs hitting the floor is a big deal. The disease eats
up their skin--his shins are raw and the top layers are missing, and more that I will write about in updates in the fundraiser
updates. This blog is not really for that purpose so please get on the list to receive updates--I think you may have
to contribute something so the program automatically updates you when I write or post new photos.
IF you could please
post this URL: https://www.gofundme.com/leveledbylewybody far and wide, that would help a whole lot. The more people who can see the fundraiser and have the opportunity
to help, pray, pass it on, too, the more help and awareness will come. There is so much about DLB that we ALL need to
know because not knowing some of them, can also make us vulnerable as well!
So as God continues to test us, knowing
that we are counting on Him to protect us and to bring us out of this, the New Year started with the washing machine breaking
(again)--I think this is the 28 or 30th call in a few years, and thankfully it is under the extended warranty still.
One TV went yellow last year, which we call our "lemon tv" but the main TV, first lost its sound and then lost its
color. So we turn up the lemon TV to watch the B&W TV in the den!...oh it didn't stop there!
Kasey, our little
Cocker Spaniel "vacation surprise" rescue, is on his last, last days. He is sleeping alot and we have to syringe-feed
him water and food. He will eat his special Christmas cookies and sometimes, his sweet potato and duck treats or chicken
jerky, but he's gone from four at a time to maybe one. Mama Mia's heart is getting worse and every night is a full-time
eight hours of high-stress nursing.
A few nights ago, I was walking the floor with Kasey wrapped in a blanket,
rocking him like a newborn, when my foot caught a rug or bed and I knew that I was about to go down. Eek! I was
close enough to my bed to "pitch" Kasey in for a soft landing in the middle of my comforter but I wasn't so lucky.
First I hit knees first to tile and then my head snapped and made direct contact with the metal bed rail. OMG.
The pain. The pain. I never knew I had so many veins in my forehead until the bruising started! I was more concerned
that the dogs were OK so I skipped the "put ice on your injury" part which would have helped.
I've had "The
Talk" with Kasey and Mama. I read somewhere that the animals always want to hear that they have been good and that
they've done their job before they leave us. They are concerned for our well-being so I assured them that I'll be OK--even
though I will be devastated--and that they need to go check in with God and Jesus first and foremost and then they can look
for their families and their Rescue Ranch friends. I also ask them, once they are settled, to come and visit me in a
dream to let me know that they are OK. Some have. It is a miracle when it happens and I know it, even in the middle
of my dream.
Wishing you, too, a Fantastically Blessed New Year!
Love and Hugs from the Herd!!
Rocky Rocks is THE nicest, gentlest dog ever--a fluffy, 60 lb mix--he is just hard to photograph
so you don't get to see him so often! His BFF at the RR is little 20 lb Gracie Grace--the black and tan Min Pin with the mouth
deformity. This Christmas, he let me even put a bow on him. He had hip surgery and wasn't recovering so we took him
in to nurse him back to health. Turned out, as I watch him day after day after day, that his leg wasn't stable so his
hips couldn't heal! An angel sponsored his custom brace and now Rocky can run with the best of 'em!
Bunny, out of her chair, gets around by "swimming" on the ground with her front legs.
Rocky was taking a break, just getting used to his new brace that stabilized his legs, allowing his hips to finally heal!
Sweet Gracie Grace's ears are like antenna--she can make they go together, back, forward, side to
side. I've never seen anything like it! Mama Mia was hit by a car when near birth, and the vets think Gracie must have
been the puppy that took the impact in her mouth--another day, I'll show you the inside. I tried to get her braces (yes,
they have doggie teeth braces!), but first she would need "stairstep" surgery of the upper palate so but it was
risky and painful. She can eat, drink, is in no pain, and chews a bone like the best, so I decided to leave well-enough
Thursday, December 31, 2015
His only Bucket List Wish. I promised to post...
Thu, December 31, 2015 | link
Struck down in his mid 50's by a fatal, progressive neurologic disease, "before his brain goes away," (which
broke my heart) "someone" has asked repeatedly if I would post that if anyone has gotten a new laptop for Christmas
and would like to pass down their old one, he would like to catch up on some things he loves to do before it is too late.
After thinking about it for awhile, he specifically asked for: At least 8 gigs ram, I-7 core processor,
large screen, desktop or laptop, (64 bit OS), no core 2 duo or I-3 or I-5 or to use for multiprocessing programming.
Brand: prefer Windows operating system. (I know that the stress was on the I-7 part. In my very humbled opinion,
a desktop would be too difficult to manage and mine is always tied up.)
I promised several weeks ago that
I would post this and so I shall--and leave it in God's hands. He does not want anyone to buy a new one. If you
even want to loan it to him, I will return it when he can't use it anymore. Keeping the brain stimulated is a part of slowing
down the progression of Lewy Body disease so this would be a good thing if it is possible. Thank you kindly.
Questions? My email: email@example.com Happy New Year!