just looking for your thoughts and prayers, please

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MT Lady
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   Posted 12/28/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My son, DIL and grandson leave St Louis today for a suburb of Sacramento, CA...and they are DRIVING and STRAIGHT THROUGH. They have two dogs and refuse to ship them via air, so after the movers have everything packed, they will get into their van and make the drive. I'm somewhat crazy, sitting here, hoping and praying they will be safe, with all the crazy weather there has been across the country. If you have a minute, please keep them in your thoughts, wishing them a safe journey. Thanks so very much,
be well
Miriam

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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/28/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Miriam, I'll definitely be praying for them.  I'm sure they will be fine but I know how horrible the weather is.  I have a dog and I'd do the same thing.  No way would I ship her anywhere.  So I do understand why they are doing this. 
 
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   Posted 12/28/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Will keep them in my prayers Miriam. I hope they took the southern route, they should be fine when they get far enough south to escape the snow. Been to Sacramento myself in Dec., stopped in Arizona and had a picnic and called home, where it was 20 below zero, to rub it in. I sure wouldn't want to drive it straight through.
 
I'm with Sherrine I don't think I could ever ship a dog.
 
How are you feeling???
 
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   Posted 12/28/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Me too...I'll be praying for a safe trip for your family.

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MT Lady
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   Posted 12/28/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks so much girls, I so appreciate your warm thoughts. I am a crazy dog lover, I think you all know that, so I certainly understand why they are doing what they are doing, but I'd feel better if they broke up the trip into two or three days. There are tons of motels/hotels that allow dogs, then again, there are two and they are both very large dogs, so maybe it's just too difficult. I'll just feel a whole lot better once they are in Granite Bay.
Marlee, I am so much better, thank you for asking. I guess the steroids are finally kicking in. I am on a Medrol dose pack, just two days left on it. Of course, taking muscle relaxers, Lidoderm patches and vicodin I'm sure helps, LOL. The pain was awful last week, I was so miserable, so down and in pain. I'm so glad that is behind me and so are my dogs. It was amazing, watching them watching me. I was hobbling about, barely able to make my stairs and they just stood there, watching me, like they were trying to figure out what was wrong. It was very sweet indeed.
You girls are the best, you really are. I love you all
Miriam

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   Posted 12/28/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm happy your better. The joints between my thumbs and wrist are nothing but globs of calcium deposits from arthritis and I don't know how Krissy knows where I am hurting but she kept licking my right hand, which is the worse, last night. Yes, she is still pushing me to my limit some days but she is the smartest dog I have ever had, that is probably her problem she is smarter than me.
 
Ken took a picture of me lying on the couch yesterday, Tique curled up in the bend of my knees and Krissy snuggled up against my ribs. I told him if I had a few more little dogs I wouldn't need a heating pad.smilewinkgrin
 
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MT Lady
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   Posted 12/28/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, I believe you are right about the smart thing. My little Herbie, the Bichon we had was the smartest little guy and I think that was his problem. As cute and loving as he was, he knew how to push my buttons!
You know, I've read/heard that dogs can sniff out malignant tumors in people long before they are diagnosed, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised when our babies can sense our pain.
take care
Miriam

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   Posted 12/28/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope they have a safe trip, sounds like quite the adventure! Keep us updated when they arrive
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   Posted 12/28/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I will certainly keep them in my prayers.
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   Posted 12/28/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Miriam, I am praying they will have a safe journey!

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   Posted 12/28/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Miriam, of course I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I hope their entire move is a great success.
 
A few yrs ago my BIL and his young son drove from MO to NJ for a family shindig. My BIL drove strait thru, stayed a wk, then drove right back. He and my DH compared notes on all those drives they did yrs ago when they were 'young and stupid' (I'm quoting them, not commenting) My DH asked 'Are you breaking up the trip going home?' The response, 'Nope, now I'm just old and stupid' (Still quoting, not commenting) lol.
 
Hopefully, the weather will be be good to them and they decide to stop each night. Are they going to call or text you each night to let you know they are ok, or just when they get to their new home? Now you know how bad I am when my children go someplace. shakehead
 
I would have to take my puppy w/ me, too. He is never more than a couple of feet from my feet, so unless I want to travel by crate, he will be in the car w/ me.
 
When you know they are safe, pls let us know. Try to rest tonight, it will help you deal w/ tomorrow.
 
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 12/28/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alice,
Call me or text me? Are you serious? I only wish!! I'm not sure when they left. They said they'd leave once the moving truck was loaded and on the road. I'm going to wait until tomorrow some time and give them a call. I'm just concerned about the stress in that car...can you imagine? One dog is well over 15, probably closer to 17 years old and she's over 100 pounds, amazing she's lived so long. The other is an 85 pound baby, a Rottie mix, not even a year old with energy and then some. Then there's my energetic 7 year old grandson...I can't begin to think of the goings on in a 28 hour drive straight through. I hope they don't kill each other before they get there!!! :)
thanks again everyone for your kind thoughts and words. I will keep in touch,
Miriam

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MT Lady
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Morning everyone,
Just a quick update....Just heard from my son...I called earlier and left a voice mail on his cell and he returned my call. They are just outside of Albuquerque, NM. They left St Louis last night at 6pm. He said all is going well. I could hear the tone in his voice....the determination...no one is going to stop me from getting to my destination tone. Shouldn't surprise me. He has always been that way...so much determination, self confidence, self assuredness...I wonder who raised him??? I'm just the opposite...no self esteem, no self confidence....anyway, let's hope he allows his wife to take the wheel some of the time. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed and everything else!!!
be well and thanks again
Miriam

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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my, can't imagine being in that van for that long. turn They are making good time. My son and DIL made it home safely yesterday so I can give a little sigh of relief too.
 
When your young and healthy you can do things like that. I agree with your BIL Alice when you start getting older it is just stupid, hehehe. I can't sit in a car over 4 or 5 hrs a day now without being in horrible pain and having to stop for the day. I squirm like a worm the whole time I am riding.
 
Krissy's energy needs to be channeled into something useful if I had the energy to do so.
 
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MT Lady
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   Posted 12/29/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee,
Does Krissy like to chase balls? If not, then food? If food, you can cut up things like apples, cherry tomatoes and take her outside and throw them and have her chase them. Seriously, I know it sounds crazy. I have a Golden Retriever that doesn't like to chase balls (I know, impossible) but he LOVES food, very food driven, haven done all his training with food. I cut up a bowl of strawberries, apple, cherry tomatoes and take him out in the yard and throw it and he runs like crazy....even in this cold weather. I don't have the energy anymore to walk him, so I had to think of something. Also, if you have stairs in your house, yoiu can call her upstairs, give her a tiny piece of food, then have your husband be downstairs and have him call her and again give her a tiny piece of food. Just bits of food. My dog has actually lost weight since I began this 18 months ago. He's taken off 24 pounds...yeah, I had been sending him to doggie day care where they were stuffing him with cookies and he went up to 98 pounds! And I thought he was getting exercise there!
By the way, I agree with you both, about it being nuts to be in the car that long... honestly, I could not live with my son, I don't know how my DIL does it...bless her heart. Don't get me wrong, I ADORE him...we just can't be in the same house for very long together. He has boundless energy and that in itself exhausts me!!

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