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Sunday, October 21, 2012


Hi all,

Well, the leaves are finally REALLY falling now. :) It is great.  I love, as I have said before, to see their different colors and feel the nip in the air. Also the trees here in the yard have some type of berries that are falling too. Can't figure out what they are though. 

The reason I am mentioning this is Princess Downy...since we have moved, and I hope that I am not repeating myself, she has been a little crazy. Her eating and sleeping schedule has been off. And she has been doing weird things.  

The Princess is used to having her own little yard. Well sort of, it is not fenced in and gets a visitor once in a while. But for the most part it is all hers. Here there is a huge front yard that is shared by all the tenets.  There is a common 'doggie area' that is around the building and across the  parking lot.  Since this place is 'used' by all there are many smells and surprises that she has never experienced.

Also, the lady who lived in this apartment before us had cats and a dog. I was told by neighbors that she never took the dog out when it had to 'go'. EWWWWW :(  The carpet, though cleaned, looked bad when we got here and we had wet feet for three days. We had it cleaned again. Downy lives on the carpet and breathes in the smells that come from the padding. You cannot clean padding so I am sure that there is 'stuff' under the carpet.  Anyway, enough gross stuff..on to the weird.

Downy has never eaten stuff of the ground, ever. Well, just grass like dogs and cats will do when they have tummy troubles. When I have had her out at our old house,  I have watched her nearly every second because she could just take off down the road. Well...remember the leaves and berries? Yes, she is know eating them.  Every two steps or so she will stop and try to eat one. She has succeeded  a few times. My goodness, what is going on here??? I have had to pull leaves out of her mouth bigger then she is. And berries with the stems still on them have been removed while others that been swallowed. 

As much as I like the falling leaves and all I am waiting very impatiently for the snow which will cover what is on the ground and stop this insanity.  I hope.

Now a mom update. I am still trying to figure out what to do. I want to thank those who left comments for your thoughts and prayers. You are so kind. I have not slept well for the past 8 years or so and even less so in the last little while. I could really use your prayers.  Please pray for us all. Ok?

Gotta run, have a wonderful Sunday.  Take care.



  1. Oh, I'm so sorry. I just caught up on the last 2 posts. That is a lot to cope with in a short time. Try not to make any rash decisions. You need to carefully consider your options and take a step back to assess. Perhaps you could investigate resources in your Moms area that could assist in the short term.
    Hugs, Kim

  2. Janet, your blog is so cute! I love the header and the falling leaves. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. I know it's a great weight on you heart and mind. Keep praying then listen, the answers will come. Maybe you should get a blessing to help you!

  3. Hi Kim,

    How are you doing? Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes is a lot to deal with. I wish that mom and sis were here, we are 1000 miles apart. :(

    I am hoping that I can get mom to cooperate and get help from the agencies in her city.

    Gotta run, give Millie a big hug. Cute little critter. :)

    Take care Kim

  4. Hi Janet...
    Did you get snow today?
    I know how you love snow..puts a smile on your face.

    Sorry about your Mom. I agree with Susan.
    Prayer is such a great blessing!

    Warm thought and wishes...


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