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by Tabby
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Knitted hats/skull caps already knitted or easy patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Knitted hats/skull caps already knitted or easy patterns

What a great suggestion, Canyon! I don't sew but I probably could find someone who does and pick up the materials. I like that pattern because it allows you to make specific dimensions. My friend is so discouraged because every hat she tries is too big. I'll ask the girls at work tomorrow and see if...
by Tabby
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Knitted hats/skull caps already knitted or easy patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Knitted hats/skull caps already knitted or easy patterns

A friend of mine is in stage 4 lung cancer and has reached out to her FB friends for knitted hats/skull caps as she's lost all of her hair and she's cold. She has a very small head - 21" circumference (most hats are 23" and just fall off). I have rudimentary knitting ability and probably c...
by Tabby
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Military Parade
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Military Parade

Thank you very much Literiding for your insight into the military. Though most people have no trouble grasping that some people are either suited or not suited for any particular job or career, in the military it can be much more serious. There is a big difference between depending on someone to mee...
by Tabby
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

Re: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal

I've always stayed with my animals but I can think of a number of situations why someone wouldn't. My MIL's old cat was not doing well and when my FIL died suddenly, she couldn't take care of her anymore so BIL took her and dropped her off. It sounds cold but MIL was a complete train wreck and it re...
by Tabby
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Any Spanish or Catalan DDBB members?
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Any Spanish or Catalan DDBB members?

I had the great fortune of being in Barcelona shortly before all of this erupted, which is probably why I'm interested. But there are a few other things that pique my curiosity. Let me be frank - I really haven't got a clue what is behind the whole thing so all of my opinions are based on observatio...
by Tabby
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 2875

Re: Calling all enablers....

No idea what the privacy settings are on this but photo is here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Kate is the calico. William is orange.
by Tabby
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Do you own a rental property?
Replies: 16
Views: 3143

Re: Do you own a rental property?

We are accidental landlords. Back when the 2008 crash was in progress, I was selling my house to move in with my then BF, now DH. The plan was to subsequently sell his townhouse condo and buy our own place. Well, not only did prices crash but there was also a $5K/unit special assessment levied again...
by Tabby
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: KITTENS!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2917

Re: KITTENS!!!!!

Beautiful!!!!!
by Tabby
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Puerto Rico ( Irma sounds terrifying)

I love all of those islands. I hope they fare well during this. So far no reports of death. I'm crossing my fingers.
by Tabby
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 2875

Re: Calling all enablers....

I should mention that I've already named them Kate and William. In case that makes a difference :)!
by Tabby
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Calling all enablers....
Replies: 17
Views: 2875

Calling all enablers....

One of my old cats was sadly PTS this past January leaving his sibling very lonely. I've struggled over the decision of getting another cat/kitten - even posted here. She's doing alright but she's still awfully needy. But she's old and probably won't take well to another cat/kitten - at least not ri...
by Tabby
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 7775

Re: Please tell me it can stop

Do you really think he'll make it around to another election? I'm pretty sure there will be a war before then, if he's not assassinated, which would probably also cause a war.
by Tabby
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 7775

Re: Please tell me it can stop

That's all you've got to say? He won't get away with it but we'll die so that's just that? Where did this insanity come from????
by Tabby
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Please tell me it can stop
Replies: 57
Views: 7775

Please tell me it can stop

Peacefully. I mean really. WTF is the world coming to?? Why is the POTUS defending Nazis and getting away with it? Is it possible that North Korea is the good guy? Why the hell did I type that? WTF is going on and is there anything can be done to change this course or is it too late? My dad fought i...
by Tabby
Sun May 07, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Can I be a hunter princess AND a dressage queen?
Replies: 14
Views: 2932

Re: Can I be a hunter princess AND a dressage queen?

Unless you are going for elite levels, I can speak from experience that the hunters are actually a little wowed by decent dressage - though they don't approach their training in the same way and will likely poo-poo your routine schooling sessions. Where I live, there are more hunters than anything a...
by Tabby
Sun May 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lonely cat
Replies: 13
Views: 3056

Re: Lonely cat

Hmmm - two kitties..... I wonder how I can convince DH of this? It does make a lot of sense! I worry about going away because I had this situation with my previous pair of cats. The male died leaving the female alone. These 2 never seemed to really care about each other - they coexisted and didn't f...
by Tabby
Fri May 05, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Would you refuse to buy/sell over party politics?
Replies: 16
Views: 3339

Re: Would you refuse to buy/sell over party politics?

The only way differing political views would sway my business dealings (buying or selling) would be if the person said or posted so much stuff I found offensive that I ultimately unfriended/avoided them. At that point, I wouldn't know if they were selling anything and I would let them know if I was ...
by Tabby
Fri May 05, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lonely cat
Replies: 13
Views: 3056

Lonely cat

Some of you may remember my posts on my old cat with the dietary issues that eventually developed cancer and was PTS this past winter. I still have his sister and I think she may be suffering loneliness. We try to give her as much attention as we can, but we still both work full time and aren't here...
by Tabby
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

Re: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?

My old PT was actually in my doctor's office when I first went and it was great. The first thing I went for was my hip. Doc sent me for x-rays and told me to start PT right away, which I did since I could make the appointment while I was still there. I saw my doctor a couple of days after the x-ray ...
by Tabby
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

Re: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?

I have a herniated disc in my lower back. From what I've read about it, many people have these with no symptoms at all. About a month ago, I went to a trampoline park and felt a "twinge" while I was jumping. I was stiff and sore all over for 2 or 3 days, with particularly sharp pain in my ...
by Tabby
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

Chiropractor, physiotherapy, doctor or other?

Who do you most rely on for treating pain due to injury? Does it make a difference what kind of pain/injury? Typically I go to the doctor who, at least in the case of my doctor, sends me to physio. I've asked my doctor about chiropractor before and though she didn't say anything specifically bad, he...
by Tabby
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Major Jingles to Chancellor
Replies: 44
Views: 7894

Re: Major Jingles to Chancellor

Jingles for a full and speedy recovery!
by Tabby
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 1st World Whine about the weather
Replies: 15
Views: 3316

Re: 1st World Whine about the weather

Still whining here! After a couple of lovely sunny (still cold) days, here we are at the weekend and it's snowing again. Grrrr. I sat in the carwash line up for 45 minutes the other day because I had zero visibility out of my windows and you couldn't see if my lights were on due to the salt. I want ...
by Tabby
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 1st World Whine about the weather
Replies: 15
Views: 3316

Re: 1st World Whine about the weather

:shock: I feel your pain. Please raise a glass of "whine" with me (red, white or other) so I can properly toast your misery Amado. Maybe you and I can find an island to escape to next winter (provided this winter actually ends).
by Tabby
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: 1st World Whine about the weather
Replies: 15
Views: 3316

1st World Whine about the weather

It's the middle of March and here we are buried under some feet of snow with a temperature of minus something and a wind chill of minus ten times that. I appreciate that we had a mild January and February but come on - we're supposed to be gearing up for spring now. What the hell???? I'm so cranky I...
by Tabby
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: OMG, Off The Rails!
Replies: 22
Views: 4397

Re: OMG, Off The Rails!

I didn't mean the Queen story. Just that some of these people don't believe what's obvious - stating it to be fake news, while crazy shit like this is taken for gospel truth. I don't get it but the world seems upside down these days and that's just the way it is.
by Tabby
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: OMG, Off The Rails!
Replies: 22
Views: 4397

Re: OMG, Off The Rails!

Why not? Anything that sounds half normal is fake news nowadays.
by Tabby
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone dealt with a fence-jumper before? UPDATE WITH PHOTOS!!
Replies: 34
Views: 6696

Re: Has anyone dealt with a fence-jumper before?

There was a pony at my barn who was the buddy of an old retiree. When the old retiree died, there was nothing that would keep this pony in. He either jumped or rolled out of every enclosure. Fortunately, he stayed on the property - just not in any paddock or field. He was clearly looking for his old...
by Tabby
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Moving forward after an SO's family member is less than polite
Replies: 18
Views: 4013

Re: Moving forward after an SO's family member is less than polite

Every family has piles of dirty laundry that they keep to themselves. They aren't likely to share that with someone that one family member has been dating only 5 months. Especially a close-knit family. You can't really know what that oldest sister is truly like or if her behavior was typical for her...
by Tabby
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: April 22 March for Science
Replies: 13
Views: 3318

Re: April 22 March for Science

Yay - my small city is also planning an event!
by Tabby
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question for those mid-40s and older.
Replies: 30
Views: 5573

Re: Question for those mid-40s and older.

I board my horse and work and office job so I generally live a pretty sheltered life, physically speaking. I noticed my lack of physical capability a few years ago - about age 45. I'm approaching 50 now and I'm honestly considering joining a gym of all things. I hate regimented exercise and loved th...
by Tabby
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: To shavings/wrap or not to shavings/wrap - Trailering debates
Replies: 27
Views: 4697

Re: To shavings/wrap or not to shavings/wrap - Trailering debates

Just curious as I haven't shipped my horse in 7 years, but what is the reasoning behind no wraps? I was also raised in Pony Club and would never have considered shipping with no wraps. When I did short trips, I was lazy and used boots. A former instructor from back in the 90's had a promising young ...
by Tabby
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vacuum Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: Vacuum Recommendations

I do prefer the canister vacs all around. Dyson has one, but again it's quite heavy. I may just go for a cheap one again. My old one lasted a long time. No matter how well a vacuum performs, none of them will reduce the frequency in which I have to vacuum. My cat doesn't stop shedding just because t...
by Tabby
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Two thirds done with chemo
Replies: 27
Views: 5138

Re: Two thirds done with chemo

Excellent news! Hang in there!
by Tabby
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vacuum Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: Vacuum Recommendations

I am also looking for a new vacuum. I looked at the Dysons but I find them to be very heavy. Are there any decent vacuums out there that don't weigh a ton? I have a lot of stairs.
by Tabby
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom
Replies: 34
Views: 6470

Re: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom

Thanks everyone. It is sad, but I do feel I did the right thing. I could have waited one more day probably but that would have been one more day of suffering for him. He was stoic to the end. My last cat withdrew from the family when the time came - T.J. never had to do that. He was still present ri...
by Tabby
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update at bottom
Replies: 34
Views: 6470

Re: Ideas for an old skinny cat with urine crystals - update

Sad update: Kitty was PTS Sunday night due to advanced lung cancer. That is probably why he went off his food. I managed to get him to eat a little more by switching flavours every day but that only worked for about 2 weeks. We were away last week and my SIL was looking after him. By Friday he stopp...
by Tabby
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: A ban on people based on their religion
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: A ban on people based on their religion

Is there any way to alter/adjust/overrule an executive order? In Canada, constitutional things like this work their way up to the Supreme Court. Our last PM had nearly 40 laws overturned because they were unconstitutional. It takes time but it happens. What is the process in the US?
by Tabby
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Canadian shopping favor??
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Canadian shopping favor??

Where do you live? I'll be going to the US next Saturday with stops in Buffalo and Ft. Lauderdale. If that doesn't work, I'd be willing to trade you these for some Mentadent toothpaste - you ship to me and I'll ship to you!
by Tabby
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hep C
Replies: 25
Views: 3448

Re: Hep C

How does testing ( doctor and lab company) benefit " big pharma" ? Yes i get that vaccines and treatments do, but not testing. I'm not sure if this is the answer you are looking for, but testing for Hep C in particular could benefit big pharma in the sense that many people have Hep C but ...
by Tabby
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 16760

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

Thanks for the link no.stirrups.
by Tabby
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hep C
Replies: 25
Views: 3448

Re: Hep C

You can ask to have it done and it's covered. The Twinrix vaccine (hep A and B) is not unless you have a drug plan at work (they'll administer it for free but you have to buy the vaccine). Colonoscopies are done beginning at age 50 every 10 years unless you have a family history in which case they b...
by Tabby
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Do you believe the report?
Replies: 14
Views: 3303

Re: Do you believe the report?

I don't see why it even matters. Everything we know to be true about Trump is already frightening. I don't see how anything in this report can be any worse whether it be true or false.
by Tabby
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hep C
Replies: 25
Views: 3448

Re: Hep C

Hep C is also sexually transmitted. You can also get it from a manicure/pedicure or piercings or tattoos. There's no harm in being tested.
by Tabby
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Your Political Influences
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: Your Political Influences

In the old UDBB days, these questions would have started a battle. I think we're a little more civilized now. I'm also answering this as a Canadian (loved your dig by the way Boots - our weather is awful!). -What are your assumptions about the direction of your country? What do you like and value? W...
by Tabby
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: So Rich So Poor
Replies: 42
Views: 8293

Re: So Rich So Poor

So, this is what drives ME nuts. What I am saying is that people should not look at these jobs and think "hmm, I can have a family and support myself on whatever the 40 hr per week wage is at McDonald's now". The problem is that people DON'T think ahead. They get pregnant and then figure ...
by Tabby
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: So Rich So Poor
Replies: 42
Views: 8293

Re: So Rich So Poor

I am frankly not in favor of unions but many of the service oriented jobs could just be dispensed with, either by the consumer or the provider if the service is too expensive, either to pay for or offer. At least IMO. I just don't believe that going forward with both increases in population, job of...
by Tabby
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: So Rich So Poor
Replies: 42
Views: 8293

Re: So Rich So Poor

SOME of these jobs were never meant to be full time jobs for people supporting families. To me, it is ridiculous to think one could support a family slinging hamburgers at a fast food joint. And, when I was growing up, that was a first job for teenagers etc. Now, you go there and you see adults try...
by Tabby
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Jan 21 Women's March
Replies: 90
Views: 16760

Re: Jan 21 Women's March

I haven't heard of any such thing here in Canada so maybe it is anti-Trump. I'm actually going into the US that day. I figured Trump wouldn't have enough time to ban Canadians from entry in his first day and perhaps this will keep him distracted. If, however, he gets around to it later in the week, ...
by Tabby
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: So Rich So Poor
Replies: 42
Views: 8293

Re: So Rich So Poor

Wow - one of my favourite topics. Where to start? First of all, I doubt anyone would dispute that the poorest American is still far better off than those in developing/3rd world nations. That's probably the biggest reason why the US is such a great country and why so many people want to go there. Bu...

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