I have an 11 year old dog named Bella. She has been with me since she was 5 1/2 weeks old. She is one of the loves of my life. Greatest dog, well trained and so well mannered. Loves everyone and everything.
In the past few months my 2 year old fell on top of her and hurt her pretty bad. She was treated and had gone back to normal. Now with the bitter cold weather here and the snow within mins of letting her out to go potty her arthritis starts to kick in and her joints start to lock up. Today was the worst and I was to the point where I wanted to run out and pick her up and carry her in. My heart sank to see her in that condition.
She has been started on Glucosamine, and is perfectly fine when she is indoors. Even still jumps over the baby gates and up onto furniture and beds without one issue.
I am looking for any suggestions on how I can make her life easier when she goes outside. Is there any other vitamines or anything that I can do that has maybe worked for you before?
Mind you I am not dog stupid. I do a lot of work in rescues and with bully breeds of all nature. I know a lot of tricks of the trade, but I guess when it comes to one of your own and your heart is breaking you tend to have a laspe of memory.
What would you do? Please don't say put her to sleep cause she is not at that point yet. I will not let any dog suffer and if she gets to that point I will do right by her and not let her suffer.
As of Jan. 5th 2009 (yes right after x-mas) my 16 years old son's school decided to put this dress code into effect. I can agree with some dress codes in school but I think this has gone to far! I am pissed as are other parents and we want to know what we can do about it?
Dress Code Policy
The intent of this policy is to ensure that our students dress appropriately, are not disruptive to the educational process, and do not compromise the safety and security of our school. While requiring a specific type of clothing, it is not our purpose to interfere with student decisions or freedom of expression. However, the safety of all students, the security of the building, and the environment in which our students learn must be the foremost objectives of our school.
I. PANTS: Should be casual/dress/corduroy pants of a solid color:
• Khaki (Beige)
• Navy Blue
• Striped, plaid, or print
a. Pants must be sized to fit the student (i.e. one size to the student’s measurement).
b. Pants must be secured at the waist
c. Pants are only permitted to have two pockets in the front. No cargo pockets are permitted.
d. The following types of pants are not permitted:
• Cargo Pants with hidden pockets
• Spandex or biker pants
• Baggy/Skateboard Pants
• Extra Wide/Extra Full Pants
• Military Fatigues (NO camouflage)
• Pants that are excessively tight
e. The following may be worn for gym ONLY
• Wind Pants
II. SKIRTS: Should be of a solid color:
• Khaki (Beige/Tan)
• Navy Blue
• Prints, plaids, striped
a. Can only be worn knee length to ankle length.
b. No hidden pockets will be allowed.
III: SHIRTS: Must be striped or of a solid color and must have a collar.
a. Golf shirts (short/long-sleeved) and button-down dress shirts (short/long- sleeved) must be worn.
b. School District logos or a manufacturer's logo no larger than 2" x 2" will be permitted.
c. Dress shirts must be tucked in and polo shirts may not extend past the middle of the pants pocket.
d. All shirts must be buttoned or zipped to just below the neck.
a. Crewneck sweatshirts and sweaters may be worn with an approved collared shirt underneath. Crewnecks and sweatshirts must be of a solid color.
b. Sweatshirts may not be ripped or torn and must be sized to fit.
c. Must not extend past the middle of the pants pocket.
d. Hooded sweatshirts are not permitted.
e. A solid turtleneck will be permitted in an approved color under a sweatshirt/sweater.
f. V-Neck sweaters are permitted in the above mentioned approved colors as long as there is an approved shirt underneath.
a. Students will be permitted to wear solid color dress shorts sized to fit.
b. Approved colors:
• Khaki (Beige)
• Navy Blue
• Plaids, stripes, prints
c. Shorts can be worn no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.
d. No cargo shorts will be permitted.
e. Capri or Crop Pants are permitted
f. Pleated or plain shorts with two pockets in the front and two in the back. (No hidden pockets)
a. Must be solid in color - no color preference.
b. No emblems or logos will be permitted.
a. Backless shoes are not permitted, including clogs. Shoes must be secured to the foot.
b. Some style of shoe/sneaker must be worn at all times.
c. No open toes - flip flops (shoes without backs) are prohibited.
d. Any footwear that poses a safety hazard is not permitted.
ARTICLES OF NON-COMPLIANCE:
• Cargo pants
• Hensley shirts
• Spandex Pants
• Hats, Caps, Headbands, and Bandanas
• Display of any undergarments will be strictly prohibited
• Chains, dog collars or spiked bracelets/necklaces
• Articles deemed offensive; sexually suggestive; condoning violence, drug/alcohol/tobacco use, suicide, or vulgar language
• Sunglasses (except for medical reasons)
• Torn/ripped clothing
• Coats are not permitted to be worn during the school day
• Hoods are not permitted on any garment
• Head to toe BLACK is not permitted
Parents or legal guardians who object to the policy based on religious or medical grounds must present to the Building Principal in signed letter detailing the reason for the objection. The parent or legal guardian and the Building Principal will meet to discuss the exemption.
NOTE: The above dress code may be amended at any time at the discretion of the School Board.
I am a mom and a wife. Happily married and a very Happy mother. Here On Fu to make new friends, THATS ALL! I am not interested in making a love connection or a sexual connection with anyone, I have that here at home, IN REAL LIFE!
I am not out to "grab" your boyfriend or girlfriends attention. I am a friendly person with a big heart. When I make new friends I try to show the appreciation.
Because I live in the mountains and they are not "up in the times" my only option for internet is dial up. WHICH SUCKS! So with that I do not do many profile comments. But what I do like is sending gifts and yes I know that means spending Fubucks but it worth it to me.
I am a status reader!! I try to read any and everyones status's they put up and if they ask for help, or they need a drink etc I try my best to do so. I do not have a lot of money to buy bling, the money I do have gets spent on bills and my children, but if there comes a time that I do have extra cash and can buy bling I return the love to those who have bought me bling.
I rate everyone a 10, no matter what. I am not cruel and I do not judge and everyone in my heart is a 10 in there own way. I am here to play the Fu game as much as anyone else. All I ask is that if you come to my page just give a rate, thats all!
Point blank, if you dont like me then delete me!
Your rescue "kit" should include:
A heart of gold to accept those creatures that don’t measure up as "perfect" in the eyes of the rest of the world.
The people skills of a salesperson....to convince those that are looking for perfection that they will find it in a rescue dog if they are willing to look a little deeper.
A heart of steel to be able to say no when there just isn’t any more room for just one more dog.
Strong arms and cases of tissues for holding those that must die because there just isn’t any other way.
The knowledge that you cannot save them all and that the choice to euthanize is ending the suffering and not the end of the world.
The ability to smile and speak rationally when the 10th person for the day says "I don’t want this stupid dog anymore...take him or I am gonna shoot him."
Some medical knowledge...or your rescue vet bill will be bigger than the national debt.
The fine art of fund raising....so your vet bill can be reduced to just under the size of the national debt.
Patience for: breeders who don’t care, won’t help, turn their backs and say it’s not their problem.
Patience for: dogs that were incorrectly placed and come to rescue with so much excess baggage that you think they will never be adoptable.
Patience for owners who want a quick fix.
Patience for: a world that no longer looks at life as a gift and the lives that we create as breeders as nothing short of miracles.
A sense of humor....because sometimes a smile on your face is the only way to hide the agony and turmoil in your heart.
A husband with housekeeping skills that are so outstanding that they could be highlighted in Good Housekeeping Magazine....so you can devote your time to all the rescues and be secure in the knowledge that the local Board of Health will not condemn your house.
Personal dogs that will tolerate the never ending stream of four legged orphans, waifs and street urchins that will start arriving the moment you say..."I have room."
Children that like being the "token" child to socialize every dog that comes thru the door....being able to say "good with kids" is a real selling point.
Magician skills so you can change anything that comes thru the door, from black tri male to long tail and brown eyes, into blue merle female, good with kids, housebroke, crate trained and obedience trained.
The ability to face the paperwork head-on and deal with it....or someone you can send it to and say..."Here, do something with this mess!"
Grooming skills for those ugly ducklings waiting for their chance to be a swan.....with a little help from you.
I could go on but you probably get the picture.... None of us have all of these things but we all know that the business of rescue is a team effort. Each of us contribute what we can as a team member. Some of us cannot handle the dogs...but...there are other things that must be done.
Some only want to work with the dogs.....so leave the paperwork to those that like it. No matter what your situation is....it is your willingness to help that is important.
For those Mercer County, NJ friends!
Current mood: amused
You know you grew up in Hamilton if...
1. You remember The Parfait House on Rt. 33.
2. At some point in high school, you worked somewhere on Rt. 33. Bonus points if it was at the Roy Rogers (now Applebee’s).
3. You know the Big Tree in the middle of Quakerbridge Road, and it doesn’t impress you anymore.
4. You remember when they had a movie theatre at the Quakerbridge Mall across from Space Port.
5. You run into old teachers when you go drinking at Bill’s Olde Tavern and it freaks you out every time.
6. You went on at least one date to the Golden Dawn.
7. You used to buy your school clothes at Clover and now it’s some fancy gym that you can’t really afford.
8. You went on a school trip to Safety Town by the Hamilton Police Station and you remember it like it was yesterday.
9. You know of at least five places to get a good pork roll sandwich, and you know at least five places where the pork roll sucks.
10. You still remember the school colors of all three high schools no matter which one you went to.
11. You remember the Electric Playground. Bonus points if you contracted Mono from someone there.
12. You still laugh at the various things that IROC (the car) stands for.
13. You left Hamilton to buy your WigWams at Trenton Joe’s and bragged about it. "Yeah, I got these at Trenton Joe’s."
14. You don’t think you have a Jersey accent because you’re not from North Jersey. But guess what? You do.
15. You’ve eaten some sort of pastry from Eet Gud Bakery. Bonus points if you remember that Eet Gud Bakery was located at the corner of Grayson Ave. and Nottingham Way before it burnt down.
16. You’ve gone to Midnight Bowling at Hamilton Lanes and liked it.
17. If you went to Nottingham, you thought you were upscale enough to go to Steinert, but you weren’t. If you went to Steinert, you thought you were tough enough to go to West, but you weren’t. If you went to West, you thought that you could beat up every kid at Nottingham and Steinert simultaneously with your hands tied behind your back...and you really could. Bonus points if you remember when Steinert was built.
18. It seems weird for you to call someone "Mayor" other than Jack Rafferty.
19. You were kind of proud when the Anthrax scare came from Hamilton because the town looked badass to the rest of the nation.
20. You wrote your term papers at the Hamilton Library when they still had the card catalogs. And the librarians actually looked like librarians. You also hated going upstairs to retrieve a book.
21. You’ve done some serious grocery shopping at a Wawa or 7-Eleven.
22. You played some sort of organized sport that was sponsored by a Hamilton body shop, pizza place, or printing company and you got your gear at Four Seasons. You also got your High School jacket from there.
23. You bought your shoes at Carella’s shoe store. Bonus points if you remember the original shoe store was next door at the card store.
24. When giving directions in Hamilton, you will often use Five Points as a reference.
25. You’ve narrowly missed many accidents at Five Points. Bonus points if you remember Five Points didn’t have traffic lights.
26. You remember Mercerville Fire Company blowing out for fires. Bonus points for remembering the volunteers driving their cars into the gas station (was it Exxon?, now Trent Jewelers), jumping out and dashing across Five Points to get on the trucks. Extra bonus points for remembering when volunteers stood on the back of the fire truck and waving to the kids as they went by.
27. You remember Mercerville Shopping Center having an Acme where Ace Hardware and Party Fair are now. Bonus Points if you remember A&P being where Hamilton Farm Market and the Carpet store are.
28. You remember when the Quakerbridge Mall had a kiddie play area that was carpeted and set deep into the floor.
29. You remember the Old Heidelberg Restaurant, now DeFranks Appliance Store.
30. You remember the old Donnelly Hospital that was used for TB patients. Bonus points if you remember it being used for Mercer County Vo Tech classes.
31. You still call Cost Cutters "Throat Cutters".
32. You know the urban legend of "The Cypress Lane Killer" and kind of believe it to be true.
33. Officer Friendly came to your school and you couldn’t stop staring at his gun because you’d never see a real one before.
34. Your parents took you to Columbus Farmer’s Market and it seemed really far away.
35. You remember Charlie Brown’s as Brother’s Bar.
36. You’ll probably take your kids for breakfast at the Golden Dawn after church or a soccer game and you’ll smile.
You know your from Jersey.... Yes I am a Jersey Girl and forever will be!!!
Current mood: amused
You Know You're from New Jersey When...
...you recognize or can relate to at least 10 of these:
* You've been seriously injured at Action Park.
* You know that the only people who call it "Joisey" are from New York (usually The Bronx) or Texas.
* You don't think of citrus when people mention "The Oranges."
* You know that it's called "Great Adventure," not "Six Flags."
* You've ordered a hard roll with butter for breakfast.
* You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
* You've eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 am.
* Whenever you park, there's a Camaro within three spots of you.
* You remember that the "Two Guys" were from Harrison.
* You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.
* At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen, and you know what town Jon Bon Jovi is from.
* You know what a "jug handle" is.
* You know that a WaWa is a convenience store.
* You know that the state isn't all farmland.
* You know that there are no "beaches" in new Jersey - there's "The Shore," and you know that the road to the shore is "The Parkway" not "The Garden State Highway."
* You know that "Piney" isn't referring to a tree.
* Even your school cafeteria made good Italian subs, and, you call it a "sub" not a "submarine sandwich" or worse yet, a "hoagy" or a "hero."
* You remember the song from the Palisades Park commercials.
* You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.
* You knew that the last question had to do with driving.
* You know that "Acme" is an actual store, not just a Warner Bros creation.
* You know that this is the only "New..." state that doesn't require "New" to identify it (like, try ...Mexico, ...York, ...Hampshire (doesn't work, does it?).
* You know how to translate this conversation: "Jeet yet?" "No, Jew?"
* You only go to New York City for day trips, and you only call it "The City."
* You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich.
* You consider a corned beef sandwich with lettuce and mayo a sacrilege.
* In the 80's you wore your hair REALLY high.
* You don't think "What exit" (do you live near?) is very funny.
* You know that the real first "strip shopping center" in the country is Route 22.
* You know that people from 609 area code are "a little different."
* You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton - that's for out-of-staters.
* The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.
* You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
* You can see the Manhattan skyline from some part of your town.
* You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
* Every year, you had at least one kid in your class named Tony.
* You know where every "clip" shown in the Sopranos opening credits is.
* You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of Willowbrook Mall.
* You've eaten a Boardwalk cheesesteak with vinegar fries.
* You have a favorite Atlantic City casino.
* You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.
* And finally...
* You've never pumped your own gas.
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