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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Flying For Family Fun - Here Comes Daisy!

OK, this Yankee will FINALLY descend upon Clarksville and hopefully meet the Pet People groupies. I will be arriving on Wednesday, Nov. 7th and be departing Sunday, Nov. 11th, so hopefully we could plan a little get-together somewhere in between.

I will arrive with mixed emotions, after sending my only child with 2 legs away to college. Leave the hubby behind, along with my mom, and arrive solo to visit with my only sibling. Hmmm, a sister get together......don't think we could last more than 5 days without killing each other.

Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with their siblings? I sometimes think Sandy and I are like Scooter and Peanut......with Sandy being the nasty Scooter, and me being the docile but loving Peanut. It seems like Sandy and I can argue about EVERYTHING, but the one thing we always totally agree on, is our love of animals. My husband, on the other hand, is not much of an animal-person, even though his sister is totally animal crazy, with a whole host of creatures and her own animal cemetery in the yard for her beloved pets. So, are your siblings as pet-loving as you?

Picture is of my whole clan, which RARELY gets together. It's Sandy, Me, My Hubby, My Mommy, and My BabyGirl.

So get that hot-tub ready, and Dragon, the thong is already get the cameras ready and lets set a date!

posted by Daisylouu at 8/14/2007 08:39:00 PM


Blogger Stacey said...

Uh-oh Daisylouu, did you get the approval of the Blog Police before you posted that snapshot????

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:20:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

No she did not. But I will let it go because the main reason I removed yours was because of THE BOSS'S FACE NOT MINE. How many times do I have to tell you??????????

And sis is a big fat liar. I'm the mean nasty one and she is sweet and docile? HA! HA! HA! We are both a bit of both and a lot of like in many ways.

And once you meet her and hear her open her mouth, you'll realize how much alike we are. Fast talking Yankee wenches!

It might be a bit cool for a hot tub in Novemeber, but I'm sure dragon will blow some smoke to keep warn. That is, if he doesn't faint first after seeing Daisy Duke shorts.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yes yes, my sister and I have the same relationship. We disagree on so many subjects it's unreal. We can still get into fights like when we were kids if we aren't careful. My sister is the hottest headed and gets mad at the drop of a hat! And I do mean showing temper! Of course she would deny this. My husband and daughter say sis and I are like we came from two different planets. We've been known to get into fights over very unimportant trivial things. Like once we got into it over which color of cornbread was best to use and she hit me! I said yellow was best and she said white,ha. We were both married with daughters so not like we were kids or anything. We can't be together very long without disagreeing.
I am the biggest animal lover although she is still hurting from the loss of her sweet dog Brady a few months ago. You may remember me telling you all about him, he was precious but old and it was his time to go over the Rainbow bridge. She refuses to get another pet and in her case it is better not to as the pet would be alone so much of the time. she's never home.
There is a lot more I could say but will stop here. I will say though as much as we fight I love my baby sister and I would never let anyone else hurt her and I'd fight to the death for her!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 9:04:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

OK everybody--let me give you the run down--this morning I emailed Stacey and asked her to send a pet round email for no one to senf email to my job anymore as I had a round with the bosses ove my getting and sending emails "outside the sytem". I'll give you the full story @ our party, but to sum it up-I blew enough hell to scorch satans beard, and they pulled back alittle. SO IF IT"S Really important, send me an email at work--if it's just casual , send it to the home email

AMY, to keep up on the HS Halloween party, you can email me here anytime. Everyone be aware, that if you get your emails returned "undeliverable" or you don't get an immediate response, we do still have a new spy ware program that stops emails and delays them for several hours. Sorry for the merry go round ride. I came REALLY close to walking out this morning. ANYWAY--you all know I love talking to you and chatting our heads off, but my blog time is going to be cut too as we are now only allowed to enter the internet during our lunch period. Lots of crap, I know, but as it has to be. Thanks for everybody's understanding. Sorry once again

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I think we should start a blog, "Take this Job....." where everyone could vet about their work woes. I know my sister would fill it up daily! LOL.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 1:24:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Daily??? I could fill that blog up hourly! I can totally relate to the monitoring software and the email crap. The people where I work make 6 figures as "bosses" and spend 90% of their day being police officers, watching bathroom breaks, checking phone logs, and scanning websites visited online. We have a 24 page internet policy manual along with a 14 page dress code policy. They have now spent 2 weeks trying to "tighten up" the dress code policy trying to decide the difference between a sandal and a flip-flop and if all footwear that goes between the first two toes is a "flip-flop" even if it's leather and has decoration on it.

I can READ the blog online, but if I try to post, I am blocked. However, I can read and post on StoryChat. I figure when I get fired, I'll just move in with my sister and practice my southern manners.

Oh, and Pam, it distresses me that your sister is younger and is the one with the bad temper. I thought that was strictly for the OLDER sibling. Did I ever tell you the time she flipped out and threatened to kill poor innocent Zoe???

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 5:58:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Sounds like everyone had the day from hell. I know I did. It started last night when Stella got diapoo and had blood in it. A trip to the vet this afternoon showed a parisite infection along with vaginitis all caused by something she picked up from FEEDING THE BIRDS!! She is on 2 types of Antibotics and pills for shrinking her urethra (sorry I can't spell tonight) AHHHH! This trip was only a $178.

They moniter everything on the internet at my work too. We only have access to certain things from 12-1. So if you don't take your lunch at that time your just SOL. I think emloyers need to get a grip!

Being an only child the only person I argue with is my mother. We are too much alike. When we get together we argue non stop. She annoys me and I annoy her. She aslo has a hard time dealing with the fact that I have been married for 11 years and still wants to treat me like I'm 13. What is it with mother's? Do you know that when she was here in April she actually tried to give me a phone curfew IN MY OWN HOUSE!

Daisy quit picking on poor Sandy over Zoe. We all say things when we are annoyed with our siblings!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:47:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Daisy can give you some GOOD mother stories, as she has to live with ours.

I hope poor Stella gets better soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2007 12:02:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Adrienne, explain further on how Feeding the Birds had to do with Stella's infection....

We feed the birds and I need to know if I am doing anything wrong by my kitties....

Thursday, August 16, 2007 9:58:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Birds are nasty and by a feeder there's a lot of bird poop, so maybe Stealla ate some grass or something around the area, as all dogs like to much on grass--at least mine do--and maybe picked up some bacteria that way. Just a guess?

Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:14:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

That's pretty much it, she either ate grass or had some on her paw and she licked it. The vet said that this particular form is in birds mainly. I have several feeders that are going to the front yard where the dogs are not allowed. The parasite attaches to the intestinal wall and them causes the infection. He said left untreated she could have come down with chronic colitis. Thankfully we caught it at the first signs.

Today she is feeling better and no blood in her stool. We have to watch her weight though now too. A year ago she weighed 125, in May she weighed 116.5, last night she was 107.5. The vet said it could be from her getting older now or that she is getting more exercise with all the stairs as well as playing with Hunter. I just have to keep her aboove 105.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:34:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Hang in there Stella and get well soon!
We feed the birds but we have yard shoes that we put on when in the yard and take off when in the house. Not much poop under our feeders as it is mostly dirt from the black oil sunflower seed killing all grass below. The squirrels keep the ground roughed up so they get the poop on their little feet. And believe me, bird poop doesn’t hurt the squirrels because we have way too many if it did!

Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:42:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Adrienne, could you please find out what the parasite is? Our Aimee, dog princess, has lost a LOT of weight. She doesn't appear to have diapoo. She and the other dogs "guard me" when I go out to fill the bird feeders, and they run all over the area where the feeders are, so I am concerned now that she may have that parasite. She was vomiting a lot but has since stopped. We would like the vet to be able to test for a specific parasite. if you could find out what it is called, we would be very grateful!

Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Hey STELLAAAAAAAA! Get well soon dear, we're all praying for you and Mommie!

Friday, August 17, 2007 3:29:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I'm thinking maybe Dragon read that Daisy is coming to town and fainted. I can't BELIEVE he didn't post a comment to this exiciting news yet. Is he all smoke and no fire? Hmmmmmmmm. Me thinks he may be a chicken and not a dragon!

Friday, August 17, 2007 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Ok, So I got called the vet to get the name. It's campylobacter. He said it's more of a bactiria than a parasite. I was confoosed. HA! Nothing new there. Anyways, birds are the main carrier of it. Hope that helps.

Friday, August 17, 2007 5:53:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Thanks, Adrienne!

Friday, August 17, 2007 9:00:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Sandy, I think Dragon is too busy counting his money to be thinking about thongs and Daisy Duke shorts right now. Have you delivered Scooter (and the money) yet?? I'm eager to hear how this unfolds.

Friday, August 17, 2007 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Scooter is playing hardball. He says he needs Dragon to pay ME to make him leave his beloved home and siblings, where he rules the roost as alpha dog. He says HIS fee is $50,000 cash, then he will move and then Dragon is free to try and make money off of him, maybe by getting him onto the Dog Whisperer show,Animal Planet, America's Funniest Pets or a Hollywood movie.

Saturday, August 18, 2007 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger dragon said...

Sandy, don’t blame the poor dog. It is so immature—you know, “the dog ate my homework”—blah, blah, blah. I anticipated and expected you to renig on our agreement. Down south, our word is our bond and is better than a written contract. Up north, a contract is made to be broken. I should have known this would happen. What else could I expect from a transplanted Yankee???

Also, I told you all a while back that I was expecting company. It was a surprise visit for wifey poo. I have been cleaning house in preparation for their arrival. Therefore, I have not had time for blog posting.

Daisylouu, I eagerly anticipate your arrival. You must have the patience of a Saint to spend 5 days with Sandy before you start wanting to kill her. My timeline is 5 minutes. So, if at any point in your visit your timeline runs short and you need to escape, I hope to have pissed off wifey poo enough so that you will have a place to stay and recover. CORRECTION: Wifey poo is open-minded. She doesn’t mind if you come over and stay. Maybe we can recreate a popular game called “Dungeons and Dragons”. I’ll give you 3 guesses who is going to the Dungeon.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Oh Boy, Dragon is stirring the pot!

Monday, August 20, 2007 9:57:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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