Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Life Is Good,Bliss To You

I turned on the noon news today only to see a new book out by suspense/thriller author Dean Koontz called,"Life Is Good,Bliss To You,Trixies Guide To A Wonderful Life".Turns out I am not the only person who has lost a dog and had a hardtime accepting it after being used to them being around so long.He got Trixie when she was older and she was finished her career as a service dog.According to Dean Koontz he goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning and has a new chapter written for his book (lol actually its Trixies book),I havent read it yet but its a non-fiction book from Trixies perspective of life and I have included a link at the side of the page that can take you to a site you can find out a bit more about the book.I plan on buying it tomorrow and reading it so I will let you know.WHISPER

Friday, September 12, 2008

Andrew "Drew" Grenon

I have to commend all the police,firemen,legion members,politicians and the public that lined the 401 highway and over pass's for HUNDREDS of miles holding flags and saluting Andrews hearse (hate that word especially used for a 23 yr old) and his family and friends as they brought his body back to Windsor for burial .When the family arrived in Windsor they found Andrews friends,teachers and family members had a candle light vigil for him at the Peace Fountain here in Windsor and yellow ribbons tied all over the city trees.People were asked to wear school colors (St.Josephs.High School) or military color and bring white candles.I know there have been thousands killed over there but this hit hard here because Windsor is a peaceful city and this is our FIRST and hopefully our last.And to see people come out and support his family just as they did when we lost Windsors first and only police officer killed in the line of duty,to me its amazing how people can pull together at time when needed and makes me wonder why the world doesnt more often,,WHISPER

Remembering September 11, 2008-7th Anniversary

I woke up wanting to turn on the T.V and see a few memorials for September 11.But apparently over the years it has gotten forgotten about more and more and thats bullshit.I guess I do think the world should stop on Sept 11!!But for some reason around here the worst mayor in America Kwame Kilpatrick and his side piece (actually 1 of them as now we are learning through more text messages there are 3 others) still seems to be the main topic even though hes been booted from office and EVICTED from the Manoogian Mansion.Not sure if a mayor anywhere has been EVICTED from the home supplied by the tax-payers!!But no we had to hear all about his plea deal,his hussies refusal to plead guilty to 2 felonies (out of 13) she would get 3 months jail time.But shes to good for jail because shes got small kids!!Well BOO-HOO maybe if you hadnt used the cities monies to buy 2 new homes,fire cops that actually had the nerve to give you a speeding ticket like you were some kind of commoner oh my ,what is the world coming to??But I flipped around the channels finally found a memorial service going on and sat and REMEMBERED that whole day.Im sure everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing that day when it happened.I got up and did my morning ritual of filling food and water bowls of the outdoor cats we feed till we can catch them and spay/neuture and adopt out.Then feed the indoor cats,fill dogs food/water bowls.walk around opening all the blinds,doors,windows.Then around 8:40 sit and turn on CNN and called my monster-in-law to see what kind of night my father -in-law had as he was terminal with bladder/liver cancer at the time.I would find out what his pain level was at,did he have a good night/bad night,and what he wanted me to make.He had gotten to the piont at the end that unless I made it he wouldnt eat it.The DRs loved all the pails of pasta salade and homemade braided rustic bread I would bring with banana breads etc.And I was talking to her and glanced at the T.V screen and saw a plane come around a building hit and I screamed and jumped and asked her what the hell was going on!!??I was trying to be kinda quiet because Chriss had worked midnights and had just gone to sleep.All of a sudden my front door flew open and Scott a 25 yr old that had recently bought the house 2 doors from us came flying in,he was freaking out and didnt want to be alone.For those that dont know we live on the border literally.We are on the river and you could swim to United States from here.And they were saying that our border since its the longest but shortest width was the number one target now because we have thousands of transports from Fords,G.M,and Chryslers that cross each way all day and night.Not including the other business that also cross's.The bridge is about 1.5 miles up from us to the west and the tunnel is about 3/4 of a mile from us but the tunnel and other tunnels from the days of prohibition in the twenties and the freedom tunnel that slaves were snuck through from states to Canada run underneath us and are watched by customs because of people sneaking across or over to states from here.So we were kinda scared by all the army helicopters,coast guard helicopters,also coast guard and army boats in the river.I honestly didnt know until that day that we lived so close to a army base called Southridge Army Base across from us I believe in Southfield.But I remember going up to the school and grabbing my kids thinking I would be the only nutbar there doing so only to turn corner and see line ups around the block of parents that left work to grab their kids.I remember sitting watching all day as CNN ran stories back to back of the families that got phone calls from the loved ones on the planes getting ready to hit in P.A,the families getting calls from loved ones trapped in the towers.The Pentagon being hit and how on that plane a little 5 yr old was on her way to Disney Land for the first time and never got there.The familes that got calls from loved ones saying goodbye knowing they werent gonna be having dinner with them that night.All of the thousands down at ground zero with pics of family members they couldnt find and the CNN reporter was down there and they were mobbing her to get the pics on T.V pleading for people who might see them in hospitals and not know who they are were and the reporter just had a complete meltdown crying on live T.V which then made the reporters inside the studios have a meltdown and of course at home I was already having mine but it showed that the reporters arent cold and dont just go into robot mode with no feelings.And I remember hearing those high pitched screechings for days and not knowing what they were only to find out 2-3 days later they are the fire dept mens alarms,if theres no movement for few minutes the alarms go off to help theyre buddys go in and find them in a fire!!So here were over 300 firemens alarms going off and no matter what theyre buddys couldnt get in and find them because they also were in there waiting to be found!!So yeah I think the world should stop on September 11 and I think it sucks that 7 yrs later its down to a mention on the news,even on Charlie Gibson and the other late night news shows had maybe 5 minutes about it and thats not right.So hopefully we can get our shit together by next yr and demand more respect for those who died and those who lost family & loved ones & those with family and loved ones over there fighting to make a differance and make sure you stop and thank them because if that was your child,father,mother,uncle,neice,nephew whatever/whoever you would want to make sure they are being noticed and thanked!!WHISPER

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rest In Peace "Andrew "Drew" Grenon & Thank You


Rest In Peace "Drew" and Thank-you

Monday, September 8, 2008

When We Realize Our Pets Are Getting Older

I received a phone call today from a longtime friend that I talked into getting a cat 16 yrs ago.Mary-Ellen loved pets but worked lots of hours (with me at Maisonville Court Nursing Home) and her sisters cat had kittens so I managed to talk her into it!!Well she never had kids and so "Wendy" became her life.I soon got phone calls 5x a day asking questions,she would put Wendy on the phone(I swear its true).For the last 16 yrs Wendy had found her way into each coversation,from the "you have to keep her for the week i'm going away on union business", to the "no one else can handle her she flips out ,you have to keep her".So along the 16 yrs she has ran that house.So when i saw her name on phone didn't think much of it till I heard her panicked tone explaining Wendy had lost weight and been "bitchier" then normal so she took her into vets.Well Wendy has a Hyper Thyroid and will be on daily meds for the rest of her life and when Mary Ellen realized what came out of her mouth she had a total breakdown.I really didnt think I would be any good to soothe her as I lost my Princess in june and we had her almost 15 yrs and even though the last week we knew we were gonna have to soon make the decision of deciding when it wasnt fair to her.And I never want to wish that on anyone.We went into denial mode feeding her people food ,literally going to McDonalds buying cheese burgers,sitting on the floor feeding tiny pieces for her to eat,buying lunchmeat,pate' anything just like when a childs sick you feed whatever they will eat not caring what it is as long as they are eating something.On Sunday when she wouldnt eat even cheeseburger from her favorite place we knew it was time to make the call so asked everyone to come say their goodbyes then please give us the rest of Sunday alone with her,so we could say ours and just love her up till Monday.Monday morning came and we knew we had to call our vet.And he was so supporting said to bring her when we were ready to put her in the car and bring her to him.So at 1:45 we decided it wasnt fair to her to be like that(im not sure if we really feel that way or are trying to justify to ourselves to the fact your making a choice for her) its a horrible feeling making the call. So we took her and our vet was at his other clinic and would be back in a hour,vet tech asked if we wanted to take her home and bring her back and I said no because if we took her home we wouldnt be bringing her back.So he told his vet tech and us he will rush through what he was doing and get back as soon as possible.He called at least 4x checking to see how we were(we heard Mary Jo s side of conversation).And i'm sorry but I cried non-stop,she asked if we wanted to take her into a room till he got there and I said no,I didnt want her last hour couped up in a tiny room.We took that time for more of our goodbyes.A woman came in to buy advantage flea meds and within 2 minutes she was bawling her head off and had to leave the building and go out to her van for few minutes,Chriss went after her to apologize and she said no problem because she had been in that position before and all 3 vet techs were bawling so I felt so bad but I just couldnt keep it together,I would be fine for few minutes then just have a melt down.We were asked if we would rather just leave her there and Dr.Lutzman would do it as soon as he got there and we said NO WAY.After 15 yrs there was no way we were going to abandon her there like that.So Dr got there we said our good byes again and Chriss took her into room to sit with her and hold her while it was being done.He said she was so calm and was gone before shot was even done.We came home and Chriss had to go do something . I got the news exactly 1 hour later my best friend had died from breast cancer.We had been having a week long vigil bedside at her home instead of passing in hospital.But back to Wendy,Mary Ellen is now in a denial mode that we all go through but she may have many yrs to come .Its like watching a aging parent you see them slow down and react differently to things and then denial sets in.So its a crappy thing in life but everyone ages, including my 12 yr old cat BOBO who had to go to emergency clinic last week because he was constipated(yes I said constipated) older male nuetured cats for some reason get this so just like a old man BOBO now every day must take geriatric stool softner that you have to ask for behind counter at pharmacy!!Because it was emergency clinic we ended up paying almost$ 200.00 for a enema ,for that price they should have bronzed the bowel movement!!But my point is animals grow old and have many of the same problems as old people!! So love them up and spoil them while you have them,and remember Sylvia Browne says that all of our pets are waiting for us when we die so if thats the case I must have my own ranch up there,,WHISPER

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cpl.Andrew Grenon

I am sitting here watching a tribute to the troops and I thought I was doing good keeping my composure until my husband walks into the room and I start bawling.I'm good at that,I can have the worst day in my life hold myself together and my mom will call and as soon as the first word is out of her mouth I bawl!!As soon as I hear her voice I lose it.I was never good at keeping secrets from her as a child because of that lol.But today is about Andrew "Drew" Grenon from Windsor here.He was 10 days away from coming home from Afghanistan from his second tour of duty,and was killed by the Taliban.He recently had been awarded the Medal Of Bravery for saving 2 other soldiers lives.I know compared to the States we haven't lost even close to as many as they have,but I find myself getting insulted when I am sent emails from someone and at the bottom of the email it has a count of soldiers killed.It has American Soldiers killed 4850(or whatever the number is up to),Great Britain (whatever the number is) and then OTHER 98!!I get insulted because we arent "other"we are Canadians over there losing their lives in a war that I still haven't figured out what happened.Bin Laden attacks America,runs to Afghanisatn so Bush sends his American Soldiers to IRAQ and we are sent to look for the bad guy in Afghanistan???I don't get it,,why didn't he send them after the ass that attacked America??So yeah I still have no clue what happened.But I sit here crying because Drew Grenon is our first soldier from Windsor killed and he was 23 yrs old,my Casey is 23 and I'm sorry I'm not strong enough to go through that .I sit and read the paper how his "devastated mother" sits and says she is proud of the way he died.And I believe she is,but I also believe now that his body has been repatriated and services are being set up,when everything is done at end of week she will still be very proud(and she should be) but anger will start to set in and if shes a comp user will come across a email and at the end it will say American Soldiers Killed To Date 4850,Great Britain Soldiers Killed To Date (whatever the number is) and then boom she will see Others Killed To Date 98 and that sucks because her sons not a "other" hes a Canadian Soldier that she probrably sees as a child(I know I still see Casey at 12 or younger) will be angered like I am that for some reason her son was killed because Bush doesn't know where Iraq is or Afghanistan is because if he did maybe they would have caught Bin Laden by now instead of sending all those soldiers to a country that was a horrible mess BUT WAS NONE OF HIS BUSINESS except big daddy Bush didn't get to finish the job before he was voted out of office.So as far as I can see big daddy Bush made sure his "boy" got into office to finish his job for him.And as a closing note I still laugh when I watch a tape that some Canadians did to show Bushs stupidity the reporter put a mike in his face and told Bush to wish our President"PUTIN" a happy birthday and he actually looked into camera and said "we would like to wish Canada's President "PUTIN" A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!Shouldn't you know the names of those you have to be in contact with 24/7??And we have Prime Ministers not Presidents.So he summed it all up in that sentence,without teleprompters to read he hasn't got a clue(and i've seen with teleprompters still hasn't a clue)So please remember all the soldiers killed over there and the ones still fighting and thank them and their families,,WHISPER

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chatroom #3 Friends

I know I said I wanted to move away from the death aspect of this blog a little.But I just seem to get drawn back to it.I got a email last night from my friend Cathy and another today from a friend Mary to let me know a really great lady had passed away from what else CANCER!!I think I have had enough of this Cancer to do me a lifetime and more.Diana found her way into chatroom #3 about 5 yrs ago and she somehow fit from day 1 with her quirks!!We all have them and we all share them along the way but hers were the neatest!She had a new word sent to her each day and she would learn the meaning and use that word all day!She literally kept notebooks by her computer with everyones names,ages,married,divorced,how many kids we had and even my high score at addiction that was her goal to beat still after I had forgotten about it 2 yrs later!!She would sit and chat while she boiled her chicken for the up coming week as soon as Desperate Housewives came on at 9 pm she was gone.She would come back say goodnight.She told every new person that our chatroom was the best one on the net and how we accepted her from day 1 but I think she accepted us,she would tell the new person to make sure it was chatroom #3 they came back to and they normally did.She gave everyone a chance.I would be getting ready to leave work at 6 am and be on comp killing time and she would sign in before she left for work and tell me every morning that she would love to be me and come home to my house full of kittens and cats(from the rescue).She told me that everyday.I know she had pets she loved and kids she adored .It seems that all the good ones are being struck down by this nasty cancer while evil ones go through life free and happy and they dont deserve to.But I guess that just means Steve(Van Gogh),Diana(LawBroad),Kristin,Tribe,and all the ones we have each lost personally(and there are alot)!!Will be there when we get there I guess waiting to beat us at Addiction,beat us at Literati,Slingo or whatever game it was at least they are there with the games set up and ready to go.We have lost alot of roomies over the past couple years and its sad but they arent in pain anymore and are waiting to kick our butts at the games and I know Esther is up there walking my dog princess all the while chasing her idol Dale Earnhardt and talking his ear off lol.So to the right is a link to light a candle if you like or build a web page memorial for pets but you can also build one for friends that have passed,,WHISPER