The cone of shame

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My poor baby.  She got fixed at the beginning of March and hated the cone.  I felt so bad for her.  Luckily though she didn’t have to wear it all the time.  I did have a big problem though when I got her home.  My other cat, Spot, who was her best play mate no longer recognized her.  She had to stay over night at the vets.  She came home with all these different scents on her.  It took him several weeks just to get close to her again.  It was so sad.  She couldn’t figure out why he was being so mean to her.  He would walk up to her and hiss, growl, spit and then hit her on the head.  The look on her face was that of total sadness, I do believe she was crying.  But now they are doing better, still not like they used to be, but better.  Spot is still a little stand offish with her, but at least they are playing together again.  Arainia is our little Princess Purrs a lot.  I am so glad that I found her that fateful day back in November.

Soft spot for animals

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So, I have this really soft spot for animals that need help.  This is Duke.  He literally showed up at my front door last month.  He was very emaciated.  We didn’t know what to think of each other at first, we both jumped when we saw each other.  I took a chance and put my hand out…he licked it and wagged his tail.  I called to my husband who came around to the front of the house and Duke went to him and just wanted some lovin’s.  I don’t have the dog from before, I found him a great home with a great kid.  I didn’t have any dog food so I gave him some cat food.  I think that is why he came to our door, he smelled the cat food.  He showed up on a Friday, the day before I was telling my husband, “I wouldn’t mind having a dog, if he was a little older, used to being outside and didn’t bark at everything.”  I got exactly what I asked for.  He rarely every barks, but when he does the whole neighborhood knows.  He has put on at least 15 pounds this month already!  He has been to the vet and is getting his vaccinations.  He is a big lover with us, but very protective.  He is mostly German Shepherd.  I will say though, that he hates weed eaters!  He almost ripped the leg off the guy that cuts our yard, luckily we got there in time to prevent any damage.  He listens very well to us and is very intelligent.  I feel a lot better having him here.  We hardly ever have to chain him up, he stays right around the house.  I even learned how to bake homemade dog biscuits for him and he loves them. I do believe that this dog had a guardian angle, guiding him to our house.  I had never seen him before in our area, we have a lot of stray dogs around.  He is a very good boy and I already love him.

Getting stuff done

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This is our neighbor, Carlos.  He has done all the work on our house for us.  Down here almost all of the roofs are metal and need to be painted in order to prevent them from rusting.  This paint is not cheap, to say the least.  We also chose a very unusual color for our roof, white.  Most people have them painted red or green.  The red and green cover better and the red will not show rust as bad.  But of course those colors would not match my cute little lilac and white house.  Also, white will help to reflect the heat of the sun and keep the house a little cooler.  Carlos is a very hard worker and has done everything wonderfully.  If something hasn’t looked right, he made it right.  He takes great pride in his work.  Just this month we had him extend the roof out on the other side of the house and extend our outdoor patio and then paint the roof.  He is also the same person we bought the house off of.  I am glad that we met him.