“…pure randomness.”

12 Apr

This past Tuesday, Joseph and I went to dinner with his parents, Lori, and Chloe.

If this isn't the cutest thing you have ever seen, then you need to get your eyes checked...

If this isn’t the cutest thing you have ever seen, then you need to get your eyes checked…but then again, maybe I am biased 🙂

Joseph put on his little kid smile to match hers.  Chloe really seems to like her Uncle Joseph a lot which is super precious.  It kind of melts my heart.

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So have you done your taxes??

If not, you better hurry up!  They are due next Monday!!

Also, Benjamin Franklin was a wise man…

Speaking of taxes, I keep hearing these commercials about getting your refund on a pre-paid Visa card so you can “have the money immediately.”  Do people not know that you can have your refund deposited directly into your bank account?  Then you have a pre-paid card called a debit card.  The only difference is that if you lose your debit card, you can cancel it and get a new one.  If you lose your pre-paid Visa, you are screwed.

I’ve also heard a commercial about a guy trying on tight leather pants and some other guy comes in and says something like, “Don’t spend your tax return on something stupid this year.  Spend it on whatever cell phone company (I don’t remember which one).”  Here’s an idea:  Don’t spend your tax return at all.  Put it in savings.  That’s the smart thing to do.

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So I heard the most depressing story the other morning on the radio when I was heading to work.

A woman, Shelia Stadler, in Indiana died of cancer.  Her dying wish was to have her dog, Toffee, buried with her.  Her dog was a service dog and I can see how she would want to be with him because a bond like that is probably incredible.  BUT the dog was a completely healthy, 5-year-old dog.

Her family euthanized him because that was her wish and in Indiana your dog is considered your “property” and you can do whatever you want!  They killed a perfectly healthy SERVICE dog!!  He could have been given to another family in need and helped someone for another 5-10 years!! How sad is that?!  On the radio they were dumbfounded by this (and I agree) but you would be SHOCKED at how many people called in saying they would do the same thing.  Many said, “My dog is my child,” or “No one could take care of my dog or love my dog the way I can.”  Seriously?!  So you are saying that if it were legal to kill your kids you would have them euthanized and buried with you, too?  And that there’s not a single other person that you know that loves animals and would be happy to take in your dog after you die?  You need better friends and family if that’s the case.

Just for the record, if any of my friends and family request this as your dying wish, I won’t fulfill it.  I will GLADLY take in whatever pet you have and treat it with all the love I have to offer.  I think it is incredibly selfish to wish death upon your pet because you leave this Earth.

Do you think this is crazy or do you think I am over reacting?  Either way, I stand by my opinion.  And I’m not saying that I will hate you if you disagree but we probably won’t be able to be friends anymore…so there’s that…

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In brighter animal news, Hemi had her 1-month check-up yesterday.

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They tested her blood and did a urinalysis.  She came back stable on all of her kidney levels AND she gained a whole pound back!! WHOOP!!  She still had some blood in her urine which points to part of her kidney being damaged which is not good for long-term but that is something we will have to take a day at a time.  Usually in dogs they put them on daily medication but the vet said she will have to check with some colleagues because this isn’t something you typically see in cats, and if you do they usually don’t survive through what she has already gone through.  But Hemi is stubborn and a fighter and as of right now she is stable and beautiful and I am so happy for that.  We will go back in another month then after that we will probably have 6-month check-ups.  The fact that the vet is planning on 6-month check-ups is comforting because that shows that Hemi can live for a while like this and that makes me the happiest Cat Mom in the world!

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While we are on the topic of cute animals, look who Mom found on our back porch Wednesday night.

IMG_3667It’s a little baby turtle!!  He was so TINY!!

I mean, look how little he is compared to this shoe box…

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I wear a size 6.5 shoe so this box is already a lot smaller than your typical shoe box.

I introduced the little guy to Hemi because she was very curious.

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Don’t worry.  She just gave him kisses on his shell.

It was so cold Wednesday night that Mom and I didn’t want to put him back outside so we thought we would wait until Thursday afternoon when it warmed up a bit.  So we put him in the shoe box and added some grass.

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He loved it!  He even popped his head out to say hello!  Isn’t he cute?!

Hemi ate some of his grass when I wasn’t paying attention then threw it back up on my floor but good news is that she didn’t eat him!  I decided to put his box on the bathroom counter and close the door so he would remain uneaten.  Thursday afternoon Mom let him out by the lake so he could go back to his normal little life. 🙂

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Anyways, IT’S FRIDAY!!!

Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.  –Enjoy getting that out of your head now. muahahaha (evil laugh)

My day has already been pretty great!  Let’s hope it stays that way!  Fingers crossed!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

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One Response to ““…pure randomness.””

  1. Kooken April 12, 2013 at 1:26 PM #

    precious picture! Chloe is so cute!!

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