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Old 08-19-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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[quote=CCc girl;36153349]LOL ani, Rescue remedy is for Zugor's dogs You can try it on hubby if you want ....

It warmed up by afternoon, short sleeves and flip flops, finally!

Brat, apples grow in AZ? Who knew![/quote]

LOL...not just apples but every kind of fruit you can think of. Oh my. It never entered my mind that people might think fruit trees don't grow here. LOLOL My granddad had 20 acres of all kinds of fruit trees here in the Valley. The rest of the state is super for citrus...and a lot more. I bet some of your winter lettuce comes from Yuma. At my last home I had plums, peaches, apples, pears and cherries. Well, not always because we would sometimes get a really bad freeze around Easter and all gone. But the good years were realllly good.

Have you never been to this part of the country? Just curious. I've never been to yours. The closest I ever got was Michigan and I always wanted to go check out NY and New England, especially in the fall. Never did get to though.

It's cold here right now. About 65 and probably gearing up for another big storm sometime tonight. I've actually had to close everything up, it's so cold to me. I guess I could just go put on some sweats...

 
Old 08-19-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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I tried it myself but have never tried it for my furkid. I should, though! Maybe it would help her. She gets separation anxiety and storms leave her huddled in the corner.
Rescue Remedy was a bust for me and both my fur babies. Wish I could get a refund.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Rescue Remedy was a bust for me and both my fur babies. Wish I could get a refund.
FWIW, I keep a small plastic envelope under the passenger visor of my car. As soon as I get into my car from a store, I put the receipt in that envelope. I do this for everything, from shrubs and flowers to underwear, cosmetics and supplements. When something I buy disappoints me, I bring it back. You still may be able to get store credit if you bring it back.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Another voice here saying that rescue remedy never did anything for any of my dogs, those I owned or those that were fosters. I haven't had any luck with thundershirts with a couple of my dogs but at least I've known a few that were helped by them.

The weather here was pretty nice yesterday, much better than forecast a couple of days ago and it's sunny right now although there is a small line of rain, thunder approaching us so there will be some rain but not much in the next couple of hours.

I'm getting together with some friends this evening at the local Italian restaurant to celebrate the birthday of one of them. While card shopping yesterday I did see one that made me smile. It said "don't think of us as getting older, think of us as flower children gone to seed."

On Friday Zack, my 80 pound black lab turns 14 and I'm so delighted that he is still in very good shape, EXCEPT that he's rather stinky so maybe I will take him to the groomer for a bath and nail trim. I suppose that would be more of a present for me than for him.

On my drive home from town yesterday I did see two maples that have already started to change color on their crowns. They sit out in a big open field and are very exposed. I did look for others but none of the others are showing any change yet. I'll have to keep a close eye on the one that sits in my neighbors side yard across the road.

Escort Rider and others who posted about traveling have put a little bug in my brain about taking some kind of a trip and I may spend some time looking at possible scenarios. In the 8.5 years that I've been here I've only been to DC 5 years ago to attend the No Kill Conference and a couple of one day road trips to transport rescue dogs to other states. When I was back in CA and working my vacations were always camping trips with the dogs, which I loved but maybe it's time I took a trip that was just for me alone.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Zugor,

Grooming is tonight for my fur brats - it's going to be 90F with high humidity so I figure they will feel better (and smell better) if they are clean.

I bought Rescue Remedy years ago because Sami can be a challenge to groom - which is why I do it rather than take him anywhere. It did nothing. Then I used it during my recent trip and again - no mellow dog. In fact I swear he gave me the "Give me a break - you don't think this is really going to help" look. He has severe separation anxiety.

Road trips can be actually quite enjoyable and relaxing. The only thing you have to do is drive.

Happy 14th to Zack

OK - had a time out. I heard what sounded like 2 dogs in a fight outside. Sami & Scout were out there and since they never fight I immediately thought of the recent reports I read on nextdoor dot com that many people have seen coyotes in the area. Grabbed my golf club ready for battle and there was a little dog (Homer) on the other side of the fence and he & Sami were going to kill each other. Sami went in his crate and Homer came into the yard - cute little dog. I called his owner and Homer is now home.

This nextdoor is the best site - I have met more people in the area since I joined then I have in the last 20 years. Everything from garage sales to give aways to names for every kind of service imaginable (handymen, carpenters, landscapers, roofers etc...) to recent break ins - there has been a rash of break ins to garages where bikes have been stolen. They schedule neighbor meetings for crime watch, dog park meet ups etc...

This is when it's nice to have younger people in the area. They show up and get involved. The only ones not getting involved in this are the same old sour pusses that only look for something to complain about.

OK - back to work.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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LOL...not just apples but every kind of fruit you can think of. ...
Back in the day (centuries, actually), Arizona was the food basket of the southwest. LA and San Diego have almost no water of their own - it's almost all piped in. Arizona
 
Old 08-20-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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gearing up for another big storm sometime tonight.
Has been thundering, lightening, rain, and inch-size hail for the last 6+ hours.
I still have power, but people south and east of me haven't since about 3 AM.

It's headed your way
 
Old 08-20-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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I tried it myself but have never tried it for my furkid. I should, though! Maybe it would help her. She gets separation anxiety and storms leave her huddled in the corner.
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LOL ani, Rescue remedy is for Zugor's dogs You can try it on hubby if you want ....

It warmed up by afternoon, short sleeves and flip flops, finally!

Brat, apples grow in AZ? Who knew![/quote]

LOL...not just apples but every kind of fruit you can think of. Oh my. It never entered my mind that people might think fruit trees don't grow here. LOLOL My granddad had 20 acres of all kinds of fruit trees here in the Valley. The rest of the state is super for citrus...and a lot more. I bet some of your winter lettuce comes from Yuma. At my last home I had plums, peaches, apples, pears and cherries. Well, not always because we would sometimes get a really bad freeze around Easter and all gone. But the good years were realllly good.

Have you never been to this part of the country? Just curious. I've never been to yours. The closest I ever got was Michigan and I always wanted to go check out NY and New England, especially in the fall. Never did get to though.

It's cold here right now. About 65 and probably gearing up for another big storm sometime tonight. I've actually had to close everything up, it's so cold to me. I guess I could just go put on some sweats...
WOW! Did not know that! Only been through your neckadawoods on a Greyhound headed for the NYC port authority after I ran away with a BF in high school. Saw the carved mesas of the desert out of the window. Breathtaking.

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Rescue Remedy was a bust for me and both my fur babies. Wish I could get a refund.
Sell it on ebay? Donate to a rescue and take the donation?

Zug, hope you had a great time, awesome card!

Unbria, good thing you don't pack heat! Nice of you to play referee.

Oddstray, did not know that about AZ. Very cool.

I love me a good storm, bring it on Gand!!!!!!!!!!



This morning I drove my rig up to the barn to unload stall bedding bales and the danged brake pedal went to the floor. Last month we had all the steel lines replaced on DH's rig. 800 bucks OUCH
 
Old 08-20-2014, 10:42 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Escort Rider and others who posted about traveling have put a little bug in my brain about taking some kind of a trip and I may spend some time looking at possible scenarios. In the 8.5 years that I've been here I've only been to DC 5 years ago to attend the No Kill Conference and a couple of one day road trips to transport rescue dogs to other states. When I was back in CA and working my vacations were always camping trips with the dogs, which I loved but maybe it's time I took a trip that was just for me alone.
Escort Rider has also said that he wouldn't allow an animal in his home.

I had to have surgery twice last year. I was gone for four nights the first time and three the second time. I really missed my dogs and my cat. I knew that I wouldn't have my older one that much longer (I lost him five months ago) and wanted the rest of his life and the lives of the others to be as happy as possible. There are several trips I'd like to take, but my dog does not like to travel. On my four hundred mile move here she held it in the entire distance. My cat was more sanguine about the trip.

Before you take a long trip, try one that only lasts a couple of days. Then you'll see whether you'd rather be seeing the sights or be home with your family.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Back in the day (centuries, actually), Arizona was the food basket of the southwest. LA and San Diego have almost no water of their own - it's almost all piped in. Arizona
Yup, I know. I was born in Phoenix, in 1942, and I can remember the miles and miles and miles of citrus orchards, cotton fields, corn, hay, just about anything you can think of. Sadly most of it is gone now, replaced by malls and subdivisions.
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