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 Chili (original poster Member #35503) posted at 1:35 PM on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

My recent slow on the uptake moment:

Middle-aged dog acting plum goofy the last couple days. Pacing, not eating, distracted, nose all up the air when we're in the back yard. Thought it might be the cat I caught a glimpse of wandering around. Then last night - I'm all tucked in with my book - he's sleeping on the floor next to me and he pops up with the nose in the air thing again. Runs to the front window and just howls. HOWLS. I'm such a dumbass. There's got to be a female somewhere (within a mile I think it is) in heat. Geeze Louise - his poor little dog brain.

Been a long time since I had a male dog do this. Lawdy lawd.

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tushnurse ( Member #21101) posted at 2:10 PM on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

You may want to stick your head outside the next time he does that.

I have coyotes something awful this year, and they have been yipping and carrying on almost right after sunset in my area this week. The reason I know is because it's been unseasonably warm (not complaining) and had the window open.

They also woke up Friday night before midnight, and swear they were on my deck they were so loud. My H ran out w/ his rifle, he said they were definitely close, but not in the chicken yard or on the deck, so they lived to see another day.

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 Chili (original poster Member #35503) posted at 2:20 PM on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

That's a great thought tush - very well could be. Neighbors have said they've seen them around off and on this past year. Or some variety of cydog.

I haven't heard any myself - doesn't mean my guy can't hear or smell them. He definitely does start getting more agitated right at dusk.

He's not a howling breed, so it's really a trip (and startling) when he gets a'going. Sounds like a big ol'coon hound who's got something treed.

What have your guys been doing? They acting extra vigilant too?

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DragnHeart ( Member #32122) posted at 3:18 PM on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

My dogs are useless when the coyotes are around. They dont even bark.

The geese however put up such a racket no one can sleep.

Today is supposedly the last day of above seasonal temps. 20 degrees has been awesome.

But as Tush said the coyotes have been out alot more.

My brother gave wh a set of small fire crackers. Not sure how legal they are and they come in a big string all attached....but if you take it apart and light each one on it's own it makes one hell of a boom that sounds like a gunshot. So we set them up and then if we hear coyotes we run out and light one then run back inside.

Did that a few times and so far they haven't come back.

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

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tushnurse ( Member #21101) posted at 1:41 AM on Thursday, November 12th, 2020

What have your guys been doing

Honestly not much. I think they smell them all the time. It is breeding season for them so he may just be smelling them too.

When they yip and howl my two will listen and occasionally they will bark but no singing. Now my former Great Dane was a singer. She would howl at duck calls, musical instruments, and some singing.

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 Chili (original poster Member #35503) posted at 7:57 PM on Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Hope everyone is finding a way to take care of themselves on this Thanksgiving.

I'm playing lots of good music (I miss live music so). Dog sitting and spoiling them all rotten. I'll take it for sure.

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Things no longer suck.
Loving flying solo with the co-pilot chili dog.
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 Chili (original poster Member #35503) posted at 11:52 PM on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

I totally think I'm going to be able to claim this title. Especially with all of old school tk vets gone incognito (laughs maniacally)

2012 pretty much sucked.
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DragnHeart ( Member #32122) posted at 12:12 AM on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

This thread shall never die!!!

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

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 Chili (original poster Member #35503) posted at 12:41 AM on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

How did I know you'd probably be the first one to poke your head in Drgn? Hang in there sister - know it's been a rough go for you.

2012 pretty much sucked.
Things no longer suck.
Loving flying solo with the co-pilot chili dog.
"Life teaches you how to live it if you live long enough" - Tony Bennett

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DragnHeart ( Member #32122) posted at 2:30 AM on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Because im always lurking in the shadows lol

Thanks. Been shitty lately. Just need some good or just no bad for a while. And a new knee.

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

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silverhopes ( Member #32753) posted at 3:41 AM on Friday, December 25th, 2020

How are you all doing? Is everyone safe?

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

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 Chili (original poster Member #35503) posted at 3:42 PM on Friday, December 25th, 2020

silver!!!

The question is - are you safe and well? I always worry about you when you go on your walkabouts and we don't hear from you.

Christmas cheers to you today.

2012 pretty much sucked.
Things no longer suck.
Loving flying solo with the co-pilot chili dog.
"Life teaches you how to live it if you live long enough" - Tony Bennett

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silverhopes ( Member #32753) posted at 3:46 PM on Friday, December 25th, 2020

((((Chili))))

I am safe (left my ex in October 2019) and relatively well all things considering. Still dealing with some unhealthy things, but it’s a process, and I am making progress. I’ve gotten better about maintaining my boundaries, and of taking care of my own problems.

How have you been? Merry Christmas cheer to you too!

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

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Tallgirl ( Member #64088) posted at 12:16 AM on Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Nice to see this thread is still waiting for me to kill it.

Legally separated, one more step.

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 Chili (original poster Member #35503) posted at 12:25 AM on Sunday, January 10th, 2021

TG! I noticed you popping in around here from time to time. Hope you're continuing to take good care of yourself in these exhausting days.

(Oh and nice try at a little thread-killing. That was cute).

2012 pretty much sucked.
Things no longer suck.
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DragnHeart ( Member #32122) posted at 12:31 AM on Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Still a ways to go before the thread is killed. Im just sitting in the corner waiting to pounce on that last post and claim the title of thread killer *evil laugh.

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

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pureheartkit ( Member #62345) posted at 4:14 AM on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

I don't know, it might be my health talk that kills it. I'm trying to eat for gut health now and adding this to the anti inflammatory diet I'm already doing. Sugar bit the dust a long time ago along with anything artificially made in a laboratory. Now goes the nightshades and grains and fruit juices. I feel pretty good and zero headaches.

I increased the olive oil and sesame oil and starting to grow leafy greens all over the garden so there's a constant supply. Sister said my skin looks great right now. I miss corn chips and salsa and potato chips but the extra avocado is tasty and better for me than chips. Puffed Millet tastes like popcorn so that's good.

Sometimes I have to crunch something so I have some rice chex but not too much. Ill let you know if I start sprouting rabbit ears.

Thank you everyone for your wisdom and healing.

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DragnHeart ( Member #32122) posted at 4:38 AM on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

This meme seems to fit how i feel about eating healthy IF it means being subjected to avocados...

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

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pureheartkit ( Member #62345) posted at 4:03 AM on Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Yea tongue gets all the blame sometimes but it's fascinating how much is being learned about the microbiome. I always thought, no the brain is responsible for the cravings but these gut critters are ordering off the menu all the time. Especially th ones who love carbs. So when they are screaming to be fed the brain feels the pressure.

Two interesting things I read were that moms milk feeds the baby AND the baby's microbiome. Also these guys send signals to our mitochondria to get busy or slow down. So that can boost how much energy we feel if we can make them happy.

It's a symbiotic relationship that we are just now understanding. Some day the doctor will look at your microbiome and take that into account along with your blood work. We may be taking prescribed groups of friendly bug teams targeted for this or that instead of pharmaceuticals to help us.

We're all just big homes for our bugs.

Thank you everyone for your wisdom and healing.

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DragnHeart ( Member #32122) posted at 3:51 PM on Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Knew a woman who gave herself an actual bath in a tub of bleach after finding out theres microorganisms on us.

I figure you only live once so ill enjoy the carbs and sugar while i can. All in moderation of course lol

Have you ever seen a giraffe with dwarfism? Same neck length but short legs. Two males discovered. How cool is that lmao.

[This message edited by DragnHeart at 9:51 AM, January 14th (Thursday)]

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