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    yoop
    Participant

      Maybe I'm a bad dad, my son sure seemed to think so yesterday after I brought him to his 6th grade (middle school) open house.

      Maybe I'm a bad dad, my son sure seemed to think so yesterday after I brought him to his 6th grade (middle school) open house.

      My boy was nervous and the auditorium was packed with newbie middle schoolers and parents so I thought he needed something to occupy his mind.  I told him that he better start practicing what he was going to say when he had to go in front of all these people and introduce himself, say a little something about himself and introduce his mom and sister.  His mom also jumped in to provide a little encouragement.  "Head high, shoulders back, don't say 'ummmmm' and speak in a loud clear voice," I told him.  His little brain was working overtime waiting for his turn to take the stage.  Oooops, I guess that wasn't part of the program I told him after we were dismissed to check out where his locker and classes were.  Panic was dropped and he then said anger took hold, which was directed at me.  Ya think this was a bad thing to do?  To me, and his mom, and the guy sitting next to me, it was pretty funny.  (I did take a mental note that the seating was constructed for kids and being six foot and 200lbs, comfort was out of the question.  I'm also sure the guy snuggled up to me on my right also thought the same thing, as we tried our best not to continually be pressing against each other)

      Okay, other issues.  Irene was bad and I hope the Easterners dry out.  Oh, RoxStar, I guess your dog is cute.  Glasses were in order as I checked out the pictures of it.  Wasn't there a Muppits creature like your dog, or a cartoon?  All hair?  The little bugger looks like a dried out hair clog.  heh,heh.

      Hey Jag, how is your dog doing?  I know you mentioned a while back that it wasn't doing too good.

      Bonnie Lea, I hope Life gets boring for you.  Ie. Health boring with nothing going on.

      Here's an update on me:  I am going to have my stupid, ugly, pain in the arse, passenger side baby toe taken off tomorrow.  I broke/stubbed it right after the fourth of July.  Then antibiotics.  After antibiotics ran out, the little f'er, swelled up like a Jimmy Dean sausage and another 5 hour stint in the E.R.  Note:  Do Not, I repeat… Do Not, tell the receptionist in the E.R. that your baby toe is bad and needs to be looked at…. they will not give two shi….s..  Finally I am laying on the bed in my E.R. room, holding my foot as high as it could go and waited for the Dr. (who did show up when the pretty red streaks were streaming up from my foot and towards my knee.  no b.s.)  Long story, long,.. I took my big antibiotic shot in the arse, he poked me w/a numbing needle (which didn't numb) then cut into the toe to get a culture.  I'm big enough to eat hay but squeeled like a school girl and threw out 'f' bombs.  Yes,… I am a wuss.

      Culture came back MRSA, then bone scans, which lit up like a Christmas tree and still no Dr. wanted to make the call on what to do.  "It's probably Osteomyelitis in your baby toe bone," but we are not sure was their conclusion.  I helped them out and said to just cut the f'ing thing off, which is what they will be doing tomorrow.

      They did say I couldn't keep the baby toe and use it like a lucky rabbit foot on my key chain, and no,… they don't provide a prosthetic for your baby toe, and no… they won't take off the driver side baby toe just to make it look even, and no… they don't use bolt cutters, and no… you can't go play during the Labor Day Weekend but have to sit in your recliner with the foot elevated and ice under your knee, and no…. there is no baby toe amputee club, and no… they will not provide psychological support for the loss of your toe..   whaaa, whaaa, snivel, snivel. 

      Besides this, life is grand.

      Yoop

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        TinaR
        Participant

          Two things…

          1. My puppy is adorable.

          2. Sorry about your toe, really. What's a pinky toe for anyway? Here's some practical fashion advice : your summer shoe go to style is boat shoe-forevermore. If you have to go into the water…water shoe 🙂

           

          TinaR
          Participant

            Two things…

            1. My puppy is adorable.

            2. Sorry about your toe, really. What's a pinky toe for anyway? Here's some practical fashion advice : your summer shoe go to style is boat shoe-forevermore. If you have to go into the water…water shoe 🙂

             

              yoop
              Participant

                1.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

                2.  Thanks for the fashion advice and empathy. 

                Think I should set up a paypal acct.?  Please send money to:  [email protected] yoop.com, sorry.. poor taste… ha

                Maybe I should take before and after pics.?

                I'm sure my kids will want me to come in for 'Show and share'.  I can hear it now, "Check out my Dads socket"

                yoop
                Participant

                  1.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

                  2.  Thanks for the fashion advice and empathy. 

                  Think I should set up a paypal acct.?  Please send money to:  [email protected] yoop.com, sorry.. poor taste… ha

                  Maybe I should take before and after pics.?

                  I'm sure my kids will want me to come in for 'Show and share'.  I can hear it now, "Check out my Dads socket"

                jag
                Participant
                  Trout is doing well-thanks for asking, he just had his 14th birthday, and may still outlive me, back in 2006-7, I definitely thought I ranked higher in the death pool, and nobody knows what could happen in the next year or 2. Still would be pretty sad to see him go.

                  You know, if you cut off your pinkies and other little toe, you might get to star in a Simpson’s episode.

                  jag
                  Participant
                    Trout is doing well-thanks for asking, he just had his 14th birthday, and may still outlive me, back in 2006-7, I definitely thought I ranked higher in the death pool, and nobody knows what could happen in the next year or 2. Still would be pretty sad to see him go.

                    You know, if you cut off your pinkies and other little toe, you might get to star in a Simpson’s episode.

                    LV
                    Participant

                      Wait, how does that saying go?  '…a pinkie toe is a terrible thing…'    no?

                      LV
                      Participant

                        Wait, how does that saying go?  '…a pinkie toe is a terrible thing…'    no?

                        jag
                        Participant

                          Oh yeah, your Jimmy Dean Sausage comment reminded me of this.

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4RNb3tt0LM

                          jag
                          Participant

                            Oh yeah, your Jimmy Dean Sausage comment reminded me of this.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4RNb3tt0LM

                            JerryfromFauq
                            Participant

                              Man, I don't want a dr like you found!  His name isn't Dr Thrasher is it?  Did he come there from Virginia? 

                              Sorry about the toe, Doesn't sound liike fun.

                              You now have the opportunity to start the first baby toe amputee club! 

                              We will try to give you the psychological support (positive or negative?) for this tragic event!

                              PS wishing you Good luck and little pain.

                              JerryfromFauq
                              Participant

                                Man, I don't want a dr like you found!  His name isn't Dr Thrasher is it?  Did he come there from Virginia? 

                                Sorry about the toe, Doesn't sound liike fun.

                                You now have the opportunity to start the first baby toe amputee club! 

                                We will try to give you the psychological support (positive or negative?) for this tragic event!

                                PS wishing you Good luck and little pain.

                                Bonnie Lea
                                Participant

                                  Oh Mr. Dear Yoop. 

                                   

                                  I am so sorry your broken toe is now gone.  Having had several body parts removed has become so passee (for me that is)  but a toe!  Since you cannot have it back like they used to do (not toes, but tonsils,  or gall stones)  can you at least give it a proper send off? complete with Slow Marching Band made up of trumpets, saxaphones, drums and a horse or two draped in Crepe?  I would have to get a passport to attend the parade, but for you I may just do that.

                                   

                                  I think 11 year old boys are way too self concious.  and I highly doubt you are a bad dad.  I am still playing the waiting game up here.  waiting for reports waiting for appts. wait wait wait.  Sure wonder if I could be a food server say at Some biker bar! ha

                                  Keep on gimping well Yoop.

                                  And Jag….have you gotten your van up and running?  tis past mid august.  I know things are hard and the set back of rotten weather of late.  But the animules need a guy like you driving about.

                                  I don't know that there are any vets that do that up here.  I know there is one who will come to your house to euthanize which makes it better for all concerned.  But  it all has to be approved by your own veterinarian. 

                                  take care everyone.

                                  Bonnie Lea
                                  Participant

                                    Oh Mr. Dear Yoop. 

                                     

                                    I am so sorry your broken toe is now gone.  Having had several body parts removed has become so passee (for me that is)  but a toe!  Since you cannot have it back like they used to do (not toes, but tonsils,  or gall stones)  can you at least give it a proper send off? complete with Slow Marching Band made up of trumpets, saxaphones, drums and a horse or two draped in Crepe?  I would have to get a passport to attend the parade, but for you I may just do that.

                                     

                                    I think 11 year old boys are way too self concious.  and I highly doubt you are a bad dad.  I am still playing the waiting game up here.  waiting for reports waiting for appts. wait wait wait.  Sure wonder if I could be a food server say at Some biker bar! ha

                                    Keep on gimping well Yoop.

                                    And Jag….have you gotten your van up and running?  tis past mid august.  I know things are hard and the set back of rotten weather of late.  But the animules need a guy like you driving about.

                                    I don't know that there are any vets that do that up here.  I know there is one who will come to your house to euthanize which makes it better for all concerned.  But  it all has to be approved by your own veterinarian. 

                                    take care everyone.

                                      jag
                                      Participant

                                        Bonnie Lea, 2 wks until van(I like to call it a procedure vehicle) up and running, it's a 24 footer.  I'll head up to Canada when it's ready and you can see it.  First veterinary vehicle built on a Mercedes Sprinter Chassis, custom designed by yours truly.  Went to see it in S.C, and it is a beaut.  Couple of problems fitting the anaesthesia, dental/surgical suite and x-ray machine, now solved.  Hanvey Engineering wants to get into the mobile veterinary market.  It will kill all of the current Laboit models-they want to film my vehicle for sales at conventions and describe it with a British voice (Curtis thinks of everything).  Didn't think the ceiling would be high enough(bumping one's head can bring on chronic pain when you have six surgery scars), actually can jump up and down in it, though.  Greenville South Carolina nothing like I thought it would be.  Expecting to see plenty of NASCAR and General Lee flags.  Instead it was a quaint artsy college town with nice restaurants.  Very cool.  Hope you are well.  

                                        jag
                                        Participant

                                          Bonnie Lea, 2 wks until van(I like to call it a procedure vehicle) up and running, it's a 24 footer.  I'll head up to Canada when it's ready and you can see it.  First veterinary vehicle built on a Mercedes Sprinter Chassis, custom designed by yours truly.  Went to see it in S.C, and it is a beaut.  Couple of problems fitting the anaesthesia, dental/surgical suite and x-ray machine, now solved.  Hanvey Engineering wants to get into the mobile veterinary market.  It will kill all of the current Laboit models-they want to film my vehicle for sales at conventions and describe it with a British voice (Curtis thinks of everything).  Didn't think the ceiling would be high enough(bumping one's head can bring on chronic pain when you have six surgery scars), actually can jump up and down in it, though.  Greenville South Carolina nothing like I thought it would be.  Expecting to see plenty of NASCAR and General Lee flags.  Instead it was a quaint artsy college town with nice restaurants.  Very cool.  Hope you are well.  

                                          Bonnie Lea
                                          Participant

                                            Oh Don't tease me.  (with visiting us) 

                                             

                                            I love the plan though.  We have a big driveway and you guys are always welcome.I would love to see as you know how I feel about me wishing I could have been a veterinarian my whole school life.  Why even we could sneak Chloe in for a hip or 'elbow?" xray.  I would pay you in CANADIAN DOLLARS and with a lovely roast beef dinner for us 4  (might even invite my kiddies and their spouses)

                                            I think it is a great idea.  Do not know if small animal practices do that here.  unlike farm animal stuff.  but how great is that, and I know how much it means to you.

                                            Congrats again. for everything.

                                            Bonnie Lea
                                            Participant

                                              Oh Don't tease me.  (with visiting us) 

                                               

                                              I love the plan though.  We have a big driveway and you guys are always welcome.I would love to see as you know how I feel about me wishing I could have been a veterinarian my whole school life.  Why even we could sneak Chloe in for a hip or 'elbow?" xray.  I would pay you in CANADIAN DOLLARS and with a lovely roast beef dinner for us 4  (might even invite my kiddies and their spouses)

                                              I think it is a great idea.  Do not know if small animal practices do that here.  unlike farm animal stuff.  but how great is that, and I know how much it means to you.

                                              Congrats again. for everything.

                                              jag
                                              Participant

                                                The best thing about it Bonnie, is that it combines all of my strengths, I used to deliver pizza, and flowers, I always liked the large animal lifestyle, and being stuck in a building for the rest of my life just wasn't in my plans (real estate around here is off of the charts).  Sure you make more money in a building practice, but this way, I get to chose who I see, and let me tell you, there have been some nice places I have been in.  Instead of being treated like a the animal equivalent of a dentist, the dogs love the attention they get and they actually are happy to have the attention they get (even if it involves needles) we have one crazy Vizla named Lucas, that is on to us, and runs and hides everytime he sees us.  People are very happy to see Merry and I(imagine that), the one thing that hasn't changed is thats cat's don't like you at all.  Nearly every house we have been to with a cat has involved overturning a sofa, crawling around on the floor, and a pair of welder's gloves.  Even though we pull up next to the rest of the staff (gardeners, construction workers, plumbers etc, miscellaneous delivery people, you name it) it is still plenty of fun.  I have actually lost 15lbs so far this summer(down from 205), and I spend money on getting my haircut instead the old do it yourself crew cut(good for business).  I no longer am the Elmer Fudd I used to be.  

                                                http://darien.patch.com/articles/summertime-hazards-for-dogs-2

                                                jag
                                                Participant

                                                  The best thing about it Bonnie, is that it combines all of my strengths, I used to deliver pizza, and flowers, I always liked the large animal lifestyle, and being stuck in a building for the rest of my life just wasn't in my plans (real estate around here is off of the charts).  Sure you make more money in a building practice, but this way, I get to chose who I see, and let me tell you, there have been some nice places I have been in.  Instead of being treated like a the animal equivalent of a dentist, the dogs love the attention they get and they actually are happy to have the attention they get (even if it involves needles) we have one crazy Vizla named Lucas, that is on to us, and runs and hides everytime he sees us.  People are very happy to see Merry and I(imagine that), the one thing that hasn't changed is thats cat's don't like you at all.  Nearly every house we have been to with a cat has involved overturning a sofa, crawling around on the floor, and a pair of welder's gloves.  Even though we pull up next to the rest of the staff (gardeners, construction workers, plumbers etc, miscellaneous delivery people, you name it) it is still plenty of fun.  I have actually lost 15lbs so far this summer(down from 205), and I spend money on getting my haircut instead the old do it yourself crew cut(good for business).  I no longer am the Elmer Fudd I used to be.  

                                                  http://darien.patch.com/articles/summertime-hazards-for-dogs-2

                                                  yoop
                                                  Participant

                                                    Hi Bonnie Lea,

                                                    I hope all is well with you and that you have good answers for anything in question. 

                                                    I like the idea of a Slow Marching Band…. something to pull out a couple a tears even.  And a couple horses?? Nice touch..  I'm sure if I was to do that the neighbors would really start talking about what a wack job lives within their vicinity.

                                                    The toe is kinda healed up and they took the stitches out yesterday with just slight pain.  There's really not much feeling in the socket area but still feels weird.  My poor daughter says she gets all tingly when she talks about it.

                                                    Anyway, Take care,

                                                    Yoop

                                                    yoop
                                                    Participant

                                                      Hi Bonnie Lea,

                                                      I hope all is well with you and that you have good answers for anything in question. 

                                                      I like the idea of a Slow Marching Band…. something to pull out a couple a tears even.  And a couple horses?? Nice touch..  I'm sure if I was to do that the neighbors would really start talking about what a wack job lives within their vicinity.

                                                      The toe is kinda healed up and they took the stitches out yesterday with just slight pain.  There's really not much feeling in the socket area but still feels weird.  My poor daughter says she gets all tingly when she talks about it.

                                                      Anyway, Take care,

                                                      Yoop

                                                      Bonnie Lea
                                                      Participant

                                                        well Mr. Yoop

                                                         

                                                        I go see the urologist (new doc for my herd of docs) on Tues 20th  find out more about this latest scare or what ever.

                                                        I keep seeing you learning to walk minus a baby toe.  When I told you about my husbands father and his index toe it was not a full toe amputation.  Twas only to the second (mid) knuckle hence the cork.

                                                        I do think your toe will be studied.  Alas  being in a foreign country to me, our parts won't be side by each in formaldehyde peering out over the lab workers.

                                                         

                                                        I shall plant (or buy) some succulent plants called (insert a Biblical name I think) second word is Toes.  tis a plant I shall hunt up and buy and call it Mr. Yoop.  My Mr. Basil Rathbone plant is almost eaten up….. and soon the winter cold will  be upon us.  So a Mr. Yoop will be perfect for my desk when Mr. Basil is gone.

                                                        Take care oh tommytoes Yoop

                                                        Bonniecool

                                                        Bonnie Lea
                                                        Participant

                                                          well Mr. Yoop

                                                           

                                                          I go see the urologist (new doc for my herd of docs) on Tues 20th  find out more about this latest scare or what ever.

                                                          I keep seeing you learning to walk minus a baby toe.  When I told you about my husbands father and his index toe it was not a full toe amputation.  Twas only to the second (mid) knuckle hence the cork.

                                                          I do think your toe will be studied.  Alas  being in a foreign country to me, our parts won't be side by each in formaldehyde peering out over the lab workers.

                                                           

                                                          I shall plant (or buy) some succulent plants called (insert a Biblical name I think) second word is Toes.  tis a plant I shall hunt up and buy and call it Mr. Yoop.  My Mr. Basil Rathbone plant is almost eaten up….. and soon the winter cold will  be upon us.  So a Mr. Yoop will be perfect for my desk when Mr. Basil is gone.

                                                          Take care oh tommytoes Yoop

                                                          Bonniecool

                                                        BethA
                                                        Participant

                                                          OMG, there is actually LIFE here, other than MM.  How nice to see some chatter!

                                                          BethA
                                                          Participant

                                                            OMG, there is actually LIFE here, other than MM.  How nice to see some chatter!

                                                            yoop
                                                            Participant

                                                              Whew,

                                                              Ok, the little f'er is off and I now know why they prescribed oxycodone.  It's actually not too bad as long I keep the foot elevated, nothing touching it, and stay really drugged up, so all in all no worries.

                                                              My little girl drew a picture of a jar with a toe in it to give the Dr.  She even drew arrows so the dr. would know what to do with the defunct toe.  Dr. didn't put it in there though.  She also added a P.S. that said  "Next Page" on this side she drew a picture of a tazer gun with on/off switch that asked the dr. to please not tazer me.  Evidently she remembered when we had to go to the E.R. and I was joking that the pain was making me all jumpy and they might have to tazer me to keep me still. 

                                                              Surgery was supposed to be at 2:40 but I didn't get in the O.R. until after 5. 'Twas a long day.

                                                              14 days to keep the foot elevated?  I will need a straight jacket if I did nothing all day and am expected to 'take 'er easy',  whine, whine, snivel, snivel and my arse is already getting sore.  I better find about 10 good books.  Any suggestions?

                                                              Thanks for all the good vibes.. Youze (Yooper slang) guys are the greatest. 

                                                              p.s. I looked all over the internet for a prosthetic hook for my baby toe but nothing out there.

                                                              Yoop

                                                              yoop
                                                              Participant

                                                                Whew,

                                                                Ok, the little f'er is off and I now know why they prescribed oxycodone.  It's actually not too bad as long I keep the foot elevated, nothing touching it, and stay really drugged up, so all in all no worries.

                                                                My little girl drew a picture of a jar with a toe in it to give the Dr.  She even drew arrows so the dr. would know what to do with the defunct toe.  Dr. didn't put it in there though.  She also added a P.S. that said  "Next Page" on this side she drew a picture of a tazer gun with on/off switch that asked the dr. to please not tazer me.  Evidently she remembered when we had to go to the E.R. and I was joking that the pain was making me all jumpy and they might have to tazer me to keep me still. 

                                                                Surgery was supposed to be at 2:40 but I didn't get in the O.R. until after 5. 'Twas a long day.

                                                                14 days to keep the foot elevated?  I will need a straight jacket if I did nothing all day and am expected to 'take 'er easy',  whine, whine, snivel, snivel and my arse is already getting sore.  I better find about 10 good books.  Any suggestions?

                                                                Thanks for all the good vibes.. Youze (Yooper slang) guys are the greatest. 

                                                                p.s. I looked all over the internet for a prosthetic hook for my baby toe but nothing out there.

                                                                Yoop

                                                                  Bonnie Lea
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    Dear Yoop of the 9 toe variety.

                                                                     

                                                                    My mind has been working overtime these past couple of days.  I see in my minds eye a sort of bionic lobster/crawfish/crayfish part.  use the best of super glue, and make sure the thing can accept the better adaptable chicken leg tendons.

                                                                    Now there may well be some mad scientist out there who is just aching for a change to prove it can be done.  crustacean man yep.

                                                                    If not, (as no critters are to lose their lives for anyone's toe)  well,  perhaps they can place a drill hole in the bone, instert a fine copper wire (or surgical steel if you want to be safe) and have a cork put on it, to prevent it from being stubbed.

                                                                    Now my Father in law lost the first joint of his second toe, and that was done!!! of course he had to wear shoes with that hole cut out to allow for room.

                                                                     

                                                                    Just a Canadian thought

                                                                    Love Bonnie

                                                                    Bonnie Lea
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Dear Yoop of the 9 toe variety.

                                                                       

                                                                      My mind has been working overtime these past couple of days.  I see in my minds eye a sort of bionic lobster/crawfish/crayfish part.  use the best of super glue, and make sure the thing can accept the better adaptable chicken leg tendons.

                                                                      Now there may well be some mad scientist out there who is just aching for a change to prove it can be done.  crustacean man yep.

                                                                      If not, (as no critters are to lose their lives for anyone's toe)  well,  perhaps they can place a drill hole in the bone, instert a fine copper wire (or surgical steel if you want to be safe) and have a cork put on it, to prevent it from being stubbed.

                                                                      Now my Father in law lost the first joint of his second toe, and that was done!!! of course he had to wear shoes with that hole cut out to allow for room.

                                                                       

                                                                      Just a Canadian thought

                                                                      Love Bonnie

                                                                      TinaR
                                                                      Participant
                                                                        Gosh, no action around here— toe update? . I've had plenty of trouble the last few days…but before that mess… I've found a site you might be interested in…something worth looking into…diy toe prosthesis!

                                                                         
                                                                        Now for that beauty remark… Behold THIS:
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                        AND this:
                                                                         
                                                                        uh, huh, I know, she's just the cutest.
                                                                         
                                                                        Water is a theme here…I wish I had a life vest the other day…stranded in York PA for a night- just my daughter along for the ride. Scary- almost swept off a bridge by cresting river only to be dumped onto this road while heading to doctor in Baltimore.- one minute the bridge is dry, the next it's flooded.   My eye is still twitching from the stress…I hope the driver of this car got out ok… 

                                                                         
                                                                        Hope your toe business is healing nicely…
                                                                        TinaR
                                                                        Participant
                                                                          Gosh, no action around here— toe update? . I've had plenty of trouble the last few days…but before that mess… I've found a site you might be interested in…something worth looking into…diy toe prosthesis!

                                                                           
                                                                          Now for that beauty remark… Behold THIS:
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                          AND this:
                                                                           
                                                                          uh, huh, I know, she's just the cutest.
                                                                           
                                                                          Water is a theme here…I wish I had a life vest the other day…stranded in York PA for a night- just my daughter along for the ride. Scary- almost swept off a bridge by cresting river only to be dumped onto this road while heading to doctor in Baltimore.- one minute the bridge is dry, the next it's flooded.   My eye is still twitching from the stress…I hope the driver of this car got out ok… 

                                                                           
                                                                          Hope your toe business is healing nicely…
                                                                          jag
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            You do look cute in that rat preserver Rox.

                                                                            jag
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              You do look cute in that rat preserver Rox.

                                                                              TinaR
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                Uh hun. My puppy is much younger and therefore looks so much better in her life-vest. She'd be insulted that you confused us. You poor thing.

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                TinaR
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  Uh hun. My puppy is much younger and therefore looks so much better in her life-vest. She'd be insulted that you confused us. You poor thing.

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Bonnie Lea
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    Even though it isn't me you are corresponding with re: vest confusion…..  You don't have black hair do ya?

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Bonnie

                                                                                    Bonnie Lea
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      Even though it isn't me you are corresponding with re: vest confusion…..  You don't have black hair do ya?

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Bonnie

                                                                                      yoop
                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                        All is well on the negative toe.  I am now into clean livin' and the pain isn't too bad.  The bandages loosened up so I had to take them off and take a peek at the empty space….   Hmmmm,,  made my mouth water a little bit and a little woozy but I hung in there, if there is a demand for a picture I will see if someone will post it for me.  I actually gave a picture story to my brother to show in his eigth grade class.  It went from the day after I wacked it, to infection, to pre-surgery and then post surgery.  Quite surprising how much more space there is on the side of my foot now.  His first two classes thought it was utterly disgusting and then his fourth grade class said I had nuthin'.. boring… must be the savage class.

                                                                                        I like the links for the prosthetic toe, maybe my daughter can create one in her art class….

                                                                                        Rox… your dog makes me smile.  Now… I am not sure if I am smiling/laughing at the dog, the clothing ON the dog, or merely a fascination that a dog that small still hasn't been culled by the dog gene pool.  Does it poop in a litter box?

                                                                                        Yoop

                                                                                        yoop
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                                                                                          All is well on the negative toe.  I am now into clean livin' and the pain isn't too bad.  The bandages loosened up so I had to take them off and take a peek at the empty space….   Hmmmm,,  made my mouth water a little bit and a little woozy but I hung in there, if there is a demand for a picture I will see if someone will post it for me.  I actually gave a picture story to my brother to show in his eigth grade class.  It went from the day after I wacked it, to infection, to pre-surgery and then post surgery.  Quite surprising how much more space there is on the side of my foot now.  His first two classes thought it was utterly disgusting and then his fourth grade class said I had nuthin'.. boring… must be the savage class.

                                                                                          I like the links for the prosthetic toe, maybe my daughter can create one in her art class….

                                                                                          Rox… your dog makes me smile.  Now… I am not sure if I am smiling/laughing at the dog, the clothing ON the dog, or merely a fascination that a dog that small still hasn't been culled by the dog gene pool.  Does it poop in a litter box?

                                                                                          Yoop

                                                                                          jag
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                                                                                            Yoop, do feel that now you can run faster? you know like Lance and that one ball? I wouldn't guess it would help with your swimming speed, being down part of your flipper.  Glad to hear that you are adapting though.  How about skipping ropes and all that? We should have gotten baseline data for all of these activities before you lost your piggy, that way we would know for sure.  Most dogs only have 4 digits and they get along just fine.  A horse holds all of that weight on it's middle fingers and it's middle toes (evolution).  Oh, and can you still drive a stickshift, or is that just a painful memory? 

                                                                                            jag
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                                                                                              Yoop, do feel that now you can run faster? you know like Lance and that one ball? I wouldn't guess it would help with your swimming speed, being down part of your flipper.  Glad to hear that you are adapting though.  How about skipping ropes and all that? We should have gotten baseline data for all of these activities before you lost your piggy, that way we would know for sure.  Most dogs only have 4 digits and they get along just fine.  A horse holds all of that weight on it's middle fingers and it's middle toes (evolution).  Oh, and can you still drive a stickshift, or is that just a painful memory? 

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