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Old 08-31-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default The straw that broke the straw that broke the camel's back

Seriously, I am SO tired of 2013. It has been the year of crap for the most part. And today I got more crap. Literally. My dog, who's been ill and is now on antibiotics had a blowout on the carpet. Again, literally. It looked like it blew out of a cannon instead of his backside. I SO do NOT blame the dog. He's my bud, and he's sick and I wasn't available to get him out when it happened, so what's a dog to do? It was an accident. One I sincerely WISH could have either not happened or at least happened on the linoleum. But, several bottles of carpet cleaner and not one, but 3 shampooings has finally convinced me that the carpet is clean again. In fact, I've created a new problem. I only shampooed about 1/3 of the carpet in the living room, because this is where the mess was. As I am finding, I now have a "clean spot" where I shampooed, making the rest of the carpet look like crap. Joy. After this is completely dry I will go back and do the rest. I just don't have it in me to do it all today.

I'm feeling a scream coming on.

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Old 08-31-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Oh, ugh! Many hugs to you.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear your dog is sick and this year is not going well for you.
In August 2013, I wasn't sure if I could try to lose weight again, but I convinced myself to give it all I had just until October 31, 2013, at which point I would revisit my goals. I told myself I'd be pleased with my decision in the future. When October arrived, I felt deeply grateful indeed. It's been 24 months and over 121 lbs lost, and I remain deeply grateful every day. There are no words to explain how worth it the hard work is.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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2013 has been a major suck-a-roo for me and a lot of my friends/associates.

I've been there with doggie diarrhea and you have my extreme (gagging) sympathies. Pets are pretty much why I have no carpets except in the bedrooms, and I keep the doors closed. I still have cat barf stains everywhere.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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Oh, no! I'm sort of laughing (in sympathetic horror) because for 13 years I had a dog with a very sensitive tummy who would have that kind of blowout about once a month. We called her cannon-butt, and it was just awful. It was truly horrific and I can't begin to tally up the items that were ruined. We eventually tiled the whole house, really no other choice.

I'm sorry you are going through this, sounds like it is the poop-cherry on top of an already crap sundae year.

Hang in there!
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:48 AM   #6
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So sorry about your dog being sick and for your frustration. I am sure your dog appreciates that you are so understanding.

I had an old cat who used to throw up on my light colored living room carpet twice a day, every day for 6 months. As soon as this started, I took him to the vet time after time and had many tests done but they could never find anything wrong.

I used to beg him to please throw up on the tile instead, but he insisted on the living room carpet. I know that feeling of wanting to scream. I was always very sweet to him, and told him that I understood, but it drove me crazy!

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:05 AM   #7
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Poor puppy, and poor you! I also have a dog who has/had sensitive tummy issues (she has outgrown it for the most part) and there have been a few times where I broke down crying at the mess, and I do not cry for anything. lol

For your pup you might offer a little bit of canned pumpkin (100% pumpkin, not pie filling) and/or some plain yogurt with probiotics to help settle his tummy. I hope he feels better and your carpet recovers asap.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #8
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"2013 Bites" vote here too.

Lost my beloved husband of 15 years to stage 4 kidney cancer in Jan 2013, and currently my 75 year old mother who has been living with Altzheimer's the last few years and is in a facility in Washington State (a great place by the way, no worries there for me) in hospice and is facing death. The kicker is I live in Illinois and no $$ to move to closer to her (with all the cancer debt that was left on my plate).

So, if she passes away in 2013 to be with God, it will officially be the worst year of my life.
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