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Old 10-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Good grief. I am overwhelmed just reading this. Even more sorry to hear you are suffering physically. Hopefully this isn’t a stupid question but you said ‘I have an appointment at the VA” so my first thought was Veteran’s…is that right or did you mean something different?
I have been a member for almost 2 year’s so I can only vouch for that time but you are the first person I have ever heard of attempting to raise an entire litter a pup’s with the goal of keeping them. So I find your stories fascinating and worthy of the utmost respect.
I will add fantastic parenting skill’s. It says A LOT that your son is willing to pitch in and help you take care of the babies. Most aren’t prepared for the responsibility of one so to have a kid that is willing to help with a pack? Good job mom. Good Job!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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WOW!! I would havefallen into a crying mess, but that is me, I cry...
You are trying to teach a teenage boy to pay attention... I am trying to teach husband...
"is the puppy annoying you and running nutty... take it for a walk"
"is the puppy stealing your shoes... shut the bedroom door"
"is the puppy running around the yard with your dirty underwear... put it in the washing basket"
"is the puppy standing by the outside door... open it, or you will have a mess to clean"
"is the puppy muddy... don't tell me, wash her, wipe her, hold her outside till I can get something to clean her"
Sometimes I think husbands don't take corrections as well as teenagers, teenagers are used to being told what to do (not necessarily doing as they are told), husbands, especially new husbands, can get rather narky!
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Good grief. I am overwhelmed just reading this. Even more sorry to hear you are suffering physically. Hopefully this isnít a stupid question but you said ĎI have an appointment at the VAĒ so my first thought was VeteranísÖis that right or did you mean something different?
I have been a member for almost 2 yearís so I can only vouch for that time but you are the first person I have ever heard of attempting to raise an entire litter a pupís with the goal of keeping them. So I find your stories fascinating and worthy of the utmost respect.
I will add fantastic parenting skillís. It says A LOT that your son is willing to pitch in and help you take care of the babies. Most arenít prepared for the responsibility of one so to have a kid that is willing to help with a pack? Good job mom. Good Job!!!
Aye, I'm an older Gulf War vet. I got out in 93. I have service connected disability rating but always used my private insurance until the economy got funky. We have a 2400.00 deductible that has to be met each year prior to insurance kicking in and since I have constant clinics that I absolutely have to use, I figured it was unfair to lay that responsibility on my family to cover this each year so I started using my VA benefits.

Sometimes I feel bad about using it knowing we have these kids coming back from overseas with all sorts of medical and mental health issues but then I remind myself that I earned the privilege of using it and its for my family. With all the clinics I have to use on a monthly basis, we'd be in the poor house really fast right now without it, or I wouldn't be receiving treatments, meds etc. Right now I have to use the Cardio clinic, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Anticoagulant clinic, Pain clinic, Hematology, rheumatology and physical therapy on occasion. Can you imagine if I had to pay my copay and deductible for every one of these trips? I do still have private insurance and Tricare but still. The cost of medical care and issues that come with Lupus combine to keep a person sick or poor.

As for my pack, well they keep me going and I wouldn't change a thing now that we made the commitment to keep them. I love everyone of them and can't imagine tomorrow without them. My son, well actually, baring the great teenage angst, he is wonderful really. He's overcome a lot of difficulty in his lifetime with his biological parents ranging from physical and emotional abuse to neglect. To make matters more interesting for him, he has Aspergers Syndrome with severe OCD like symptoms and social anxiety. However, he's an honor roll student attending all honors classes with a 3.8 GPA and as a sophomore, has already been invited to attend Austin Peay University when he graduates. He's my light at the end of every frustrating dark tunnel I have to traverse.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would never have made it through all that on no Coffee ! heck just seeing it would have driven me right back to that kitchen table and a whole pot first !! what a morning you had I can not do the s.a.h.m. thing it drives me nuts part of why I have limited issues being the breadwinner and letting my O.H be a stay at home DAD LOL not saying he handles everything but messes like that better him than me and I'm sorry you had to deal with it all and even good teens have times they are in their own worlds I know mine is known to "forget " things often and pay for it later with preventable messes also just a suggestion but we found Sam's club cases of tp lasted longer and were cheaper for puppy puddles than paper towels I still cant believe you kept them all I would have loved to keep a few when my Roxi had her oops litter but she had 12 and we have a limit of three dogs in town here and we already had three so ..... I am in touch with at least 8 of them still 3 yrs later though which is nice we have play dates with some of the closer ones still too
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I I don’t think you have spoken of the time you served so when I read VA I had to ask simply because I never miss any opportunity to say ‘Thank you’. You have earned the right to use that insurance and as far as I am concerned have nothing to explain. I can tell you are humble and your thought’s of other’s are selfless but imo, your service entitles you to be well taken care of and the families deserve the same.
I am rather in awe of you right now. Serving our country, adopting a child, raising a a herd all the while suffering physically. It isn’t my intention to make you uncomfortable by drawing attention but I think it is important to recognize and acknowledge something admirable. We don't see it often and we don't hear it enough. Thanks for sharing your story. I love getting to know the people behind the fur babies!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Whew. I'm tired from just reading your story! I give you props. Your story made me giggle a bit but I can imagine with your health that was hell.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Tracilee I see you are from Tn too! I live in West Tn just north of Jackson.


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Wow! That's all I can muster right now... Wow!


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Wow!! I so feel for your. I understand about the boy child & acting that way as mine are the same way. They will sit & watch me clean this or that and rush around trying to get stuff done and not once ask if there is anything they can do. If I would of lived closer, I'd of said give me a call & I will be right there to help you out. As for using your VA Benefits, don't hesitate to use them. My husband is currently still AD. I know there are a lot out there that are needing those benefits as well, airmen, soldiers, seaman coming home all the time with our current world affairs but you earned yours. I know there are a lot out there abusing those at the same time. In the current economy you have to do what is right for not only you, you have to do what is right for your family. We have said from the beginning that when my husband retires, we are sticking close to a military base (not sure which one yet) so we can use what we have earned. We got less than 3 yrs till he is eligible to retire. I wish you the best.
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Tracilee I see you are from Tn too! I live in West Tn just north of Jackson.


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I'm middle Tn, Dickson County area. Nice to meet you!
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