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By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Thanks for passing that message along. I hope that means Bryan found some capable help. Two nurse nieces! I admire anybody who takes up nursing. I couldn't do it. My friend Susan was a nurse also, until she started having her own kids. It's always been a tough job and like you say, it's only getting harder. We had another big storm blow through here earlier. Another round of power outages, naturally, but ours didn't even blink this time. Yay! The birds are currently mobbing the feeder. Arguments are breaking out over who gets to eat first. They all look bedraggled and pathetic. Elf is really enjoying the show. =)

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By venusdemilo on Jul 29, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Just a quick 'hi ole friend'. My keyboard is a mess still. Have missed being here & come back to learn about Syl. Scares me to wonder what may have happened these past 2 yrs. We'll talk later, just had to say HI & Scritches (& glad all is well with you, Becky & your parents! Tell paws "hi" also, I got a lot of catching up to do & time on here limited cause of so much other stuff going on! Deb

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By catsuberalles on Jul 29, 2016 at 3:13 PM

AND Grace Slick! Legend. Spoke to Bryan a bit ago, he's going to keep Sylvia home. More details later. Please pass to paws (say that ten times etc) *** ( By beckysdad on Jul 29, 2016 at 8:49 AM I love Stevie Nicks. I saw Heart in concert many years ago. About halfway through the show Ann announced that they were going to bring out a couple of friends to do some songs with them. Out onto the stage walked Stevie Nicks and Grace Slick. It was pretty amazing. Let's hope Bryan gets some help and relief soon. Syl is a force of nature. I wouldn't have wanted to be on the other side of a problem from her.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Eh, the knee has it's fairly good days punctuated by periodic bad ones. The bad ones don't last too long at least. I don't like to complain about it, seems rather petty in light of what's going on with Syl. It does seem unfair what's going on there. I remember with Chuck's dad, there were no openings at assisted living places anywhere in town for someone needing critical care, and I'd imagine it's even worse in Bend. I hope things pan out for Bryan soon. I'm sure he's going through hell.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 29, 2016 at 7:35 AM

Vin and famous admirer: http://cheezburger.com/8965894400 Bryan's off to check out a place this morning. I probably won't speak to him again until Sunday. It's ironic that if Syl was in charge she'd be kicking insurance company butt and getting things done.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2016 at 3:36 AM

Nice score, Becky! I'm glad she gets to tag along Saturday. I have no doubt she'll be on her best behavior. We never did get any rain yesterday so the grocery run was dry, but my knee sure got cranky. I was limping pretty good by the time I left the store. Stoopy knee. Upsetting news about Sylvia. I feel so bad for Bryan. If I was a qualified nurse, I would seriously consider flying up to Bend and offering my services for free.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 28, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Will do. Absolutely. He was crushed.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 28, 2016 at 3:17 PM

I see you saw it. A cheezfriend emailed, saying they should be able to get home hospice. I passed it on (text) to Bryan. Speaking of emails - your address was inadvertently "leaked" to me. Do I have your permission to include you in the update email group?

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:44 AM

Those calls are SO annoying! And no matter what you do they ignore the rules. Three calls in an hour and a half is ridiculous. They do target old folks, tho. We keep getting calls saying we owe the IRS money. Those have been a problem in this state. They quit calling for about 6 months but we got one again just the other day. Bunny showed up late, but I went out and tossed some extra birdseed his way and passed along your hello. He looked at me, twitched one ear and went back to eating. Maybe that was an ear wave of sorts. =) We're supposed to get more rain, but it will be hit or miss again. I need to make a grocery run, so that's probably when the "hit" will happen. I might as well own a dog - I'd probably be up before he or she needed out every morning anyway.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 28, 2016 at 4:28 AM

Well phooey, Giants! If it isn't one thing, it's another. Good deal with the Nomorobo. The last thing your folks need is nuisance calls. I'll see if Mr. Bunny shows up today and be sure to tell him hi for you, since it was too late to tell him yesterday. Sometimes he doesn't show up the morning after it rains here, for whatever reason. Maybe he doesn't like getting mud on his paws and just sleeps in. I would have enjoyed sleeping in this morning too, but no such luck.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 27, 2016 at 4:01 PM

It'll be good when Cain gets up to full strength. That 3-run homer sure helped at least. A retractable roof - hah! You know they would if T-storms did hit and we got plenty of rain - finally! After a while it turned to rain only and we decided to go out for lunch, figuring most places wouldn't be busy. Went to our favorite Reuben sandy joint and pigged out. Ahhh... Wow, mid 90s there. And it's even hotter inland. I hope that doesn't last too long.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 27, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Yup.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 27, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Episodes 2 & 3 even better. Loved the beers piling up and the empty restaurant, piling up the chairs. Say hey!

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By catsuberalles on Jul 27, 2016 at 2:49 PM

One of Vin's expressions has been, "painting the word picture," so I sometimes refer to him as "the great Baseball Impressionist word-painter, Vincent van Scully." I was selfishly hoping he'd live forever and broadcast forever. Kinda like Syl. *sigh* Right, hope Syl's not so weak a pouncing cat will hurt her, particularly that pudgy cat Brodie. ********* ARCHIVE ********* By beckysdad on Jul 27, 2016 at 1:33 PM Ah, got it. I'm that way with a number of shows. Jack Klugman was great as Oscar, though. I can understand taking a break to listen to Vin. He's a god. Baseball is always better with a dead body story or two...or whatever that talking almanac chooses to share. Be sure to get back to those videos for a Vin update. I understand and absolutely agree about leaving Bryan to the business of the day. Gotta make sure our girl is as comfy as possible. After getting her settled he's going to have to settle the cat rotation schedule. I do hope there's nothing that prevents her from having a kitteh with her at all times.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:50 PM

OMG Scully's stories. "Wade Hoyt's father was an undertaker in New Jersey. He was working for his father while pitching for the Yankees. There were times Hoyt would pick up a body, drive to the Bronx and pitch, and then drive the body to his father's mortuary in New Jersey." oookaayyy... not sure why he mentioned it, must have missed a few seconds.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:39 PM

oh PS yesterday Bryan agreed "yes talk to you tomorrow" but this isn't the day to bother him and I won't.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 27, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Odd Couple was one of the shows everyone talked about I didn't watch. ay caramba, inter-sports dating! hm, the Dodger fan is the pretty young woman. Ha. Stopped watching after the first episode to listen to the great Vin Scully.

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By catsuberalles on Jul 27, 2016 at 8:26 AM

You've been "cat-bombed," something you never expected when you signed on here. Wasn't a big Felix fan beyond the theme, don't remember Oscar, always loved Snoopy, ironically. You made me hear Rod Serling: "Imagine if you will, a cat-loving, Dodger fan and a dog-loving, Giant fan..." Right you are, I'm calling my new batch of friends (63 [!] so far) "Club Sylvia." Thank you for the kind words. Everyone's support has made it easier than it might be otherwise. Funny thing, at the beginning my only concern was that Sylvia not stress over not being able to keep her friends apprised, I wasn't thinking about benefit to anyone else. I can be terribly myopic. PS I delete messages, so occasionally I will quote people back to themselves for archival purposes. Here goes: By beckysdad on Jul 27, 2016 at 6:03 AM We're complete opposites on two very key areas. I grew up not liking cats but the great folks around here have softened those views. Imagine a cat-loving, Dodger fan and a dog-loving, Giant fan finding common ground. Could anyone but Syl bring us together as friends? Do you identify with Felix? Because I'm most certainly an Oscar. I've got to tell you personally how much I appreciate the effort you've put forth being the conduit between Syl and Bryan and the cheez community. You've struck a good balance between empathy and humor all along. It sucks that the role has been necessary but you've done great honor to it.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 27, 2016 at 4:19 AM

OK, Giants won yesterday. Maybe they're done screwing around now. I wonder if Syl's bed fits through the door. Maybe if the weather's nice, they can just roll the bed outside. Heck, they've already built ramps everywhere. I suppose I'd better coat myself in deet again this morning and water the flowers again. They're calling for rain again today, but they've been saying that for over a week now and we still having gotten any. *sigh*

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By catsuberalles on Jul 26, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Well! Honored, sir. Welcome. :kidding: not sure if you requested for Syl or because you saw me tell Linder I concede the division to the Giants :/kidding: Lovely leaky lol. I don't favorite dog lols but I do vote up. As a kid I hated dogs; as an adult I've made my peace with the nicer breeds. Friend of a friend had two golden retrievers. Almost too friendly. Fun duo, full of energy.

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