NO DD .. WE ARE HAVING PUPS LAINIE HAS SPO FR HAD 2 VERY BLACK MALES.. ALL LOOKS GOOD
RE: THE CARE OF DOGS------THANK HEAVENS FOR THE VOLUNTEERS AND CP'S WHO REALIZE THE ONLY TIME IT IS NOT 365 DAYS IS LEAP YEAR AND TO BE HAVING PUPS ON TOP OF THAT MAKES IT A CHALLANGE.
When I took over all the bills/paperwork for my parents, who were mid 80's at the time, I too noticed all the "renewal" notices from AARP. I knew my mother well enough to know she probably paid them every time they sent her one. The subscription lasted for one year, but I would get a renewal notice at least every 3 months. My father passed away 3.5 years ago, and I am still getting them for him even after notifying them that he passed away. Very sad that they take advantage of people of any age at any time.
After reading today's DD, it reminded me of my go-around with AARP several years ago with my renewal.
I knew I had paid my renewal but I kept getting notice after notice until I finally picked up the phone and called. It was then I discovered that what I thought was my renewal was in fact, a donation to the foundation. I had my paid receipt but didn't pay close enough attention to what I paid. So I still had to pay my renewal! It was then I decided that the mailings were so deceptive, I would never pay a donation to the foundation again.
So Beware of AARP too!
Feel free to post this email, just not my name, thanks.
Holidays are a good time for reflection, and Seagram is the best Christmas present that I could have received -- and all the better, because we were paired well before Christmas, so that we could get our routine down by now!! I even joked with my husband about whether or not to put a big bow on Seagram, since she is too big to fit into a stocking!!
Last night I realized how much more normal life is with her, after a busy day with her. Seagram & I took advantage of the warmer weather. First, we walked to the beach, and Seagram got to run and enjoy some freedom. She looked so happy zooming around!! And she is definitely becoming more comfortable with the beach...Then we came home and with her help, I did some gardening (tidying up the herb bed in preparation for winter).
In the evening, we went out again with my husband. Pizza is a weekly tradition in our household, and we almost always make the pizza at home (largely because it was such a bother to go out, with my cane or walker). This time, my husband ordered pizza, and we went along with him to get it.
While the pizza was being prepared, we all went to the nearby grocery store to pick up a few essentials. This sounds seemingly insignificant, but is actually impressive -- I had been in the grocery store only a couple of times this year before Seagram & I became a team. In fact, during training, I had told Megan that we don't need to practice in a grocery store, because I get all my groceries delivered...anyway, yesterday as we were shopping, Seagram and I ran into the usual questions and comments. I was happy to explain that Seagram helps me walk, and so on. One interaction was particularly remarkable, because the woman asked me if I could get better -- and it was wonderful to be able to tell her that I am already walking better because of Seagram's help, after just a few months!!
On the way home, with pizza and groceries in the back of the car, my husband and I talked about our outing, which would have been so difficult in the days before Seagram. I said that it felt normal, and he responded, "Normal is good." He also adores sweet Seagram, because she is wonderful and takes good care of me. This is all that I could want for Christmas!!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!