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7 Things List:


7 things I can not do:


  1. Stay awake while getting a back massage. (Zzzzzzz)
  2. Keep my house free of dog hair. (It’s everywhere….)
  3. Eat liver. (eww)
  4. Sleep all night long.  (I’m up and down all night)
  5. Go anywhere without a bunch of dogs following me.
  6. Clean up throw up.  (Makes me throw up)
  7. Date (Seems I have forgotten how)




7 Movies I would watch again and again


  1. Shawshank Redemption  (I just love this movie)
  2. Mask  (A must see for pre-teens)
  3. 16 Candles  (takes me to another time and place)
  4. Absolute Power  (A must see…twists and turns)
  5. The Goonies  (Great movie to watch with your kids)
  6. The Little Princess (the MGM one)   (My all time favorite children’s movie)
  7. Sweet Home Alabama  (Eye candy)



7 Reasons why I BLOG


  1. I love to write
  2. Reading Darlene and Kenny’s made me want to do my own.
  3. To keep in touch with my ex-brothers-in-law.
  4. Marcus the dork is addicted to reading it.
  5. The regulars who visit are the best.
  6. Hopefully to touch lives in regard to Shelter Dogs.
  7. One day, my children will have my thoughts on paper to remember me by.


7 Books I would read again and again


  1. Look to your left and pick 7, I love all of them.  My favorite two being “Found Dogs” and “Second chances”.  (I DID receive my autographed copies!)  Woo Hoo




There it is Tani!  My 7 list thing as requested!



Sorry guys……I have been MIA for a few days.  Doctor says I have a sinus infection, ear infections and bronchitis but I am convinced I was secretly hit by a train while I slept one night…….Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I also have the flu to ad the icing on the cake.  I spent all night last night hugging the toilet.  Even got a Charlie-horse in the mussel in my stomach right below my left breast while hunched over the toilet.  Got to say that’s a first for me……


In the midst of all of the running down the hall and barfing, Franny proved to be the only truly brave dog….. she is the only one that didn’t run, tail tucked away from the bathroom while I was inside yacking then dry heaving for what seemed an eternity…….maybe it’s not actually a sign of her bravery but possibly a sign that she could of previously lived with a drinker and has experience many early morning hang overs…….who knows, but she did hang out with me, waiting patiently until I stumbled back down the hall and got into the bed……


I still think the Doctor is wrong…… I had to have been secretly hit by a train ……nothing else could feel like this…….not even falling down the stairs……




  1. You poor thing!!   Contrary to popular belief, trains can and do run over you in your own home.  They either bring illness and/or bad luck…  I really missed being able to "read you", and hope that you’re feeling much better soon.  I’m not "allowed" to be alone in the bathroom, if I do shut the door tight there will be a huge racket and little kitties slamming their minimal weight against the door trying to open it.  It’s funny because I live alone, and when I have company over I have to remember to shut the bathroom door.   
    Take care of you!!!

  2. I am so sorry to her you have been so sick,I never would a tagged ya had I known,I feel ya about the charlie horse in the abdomen,I started getting those a year ago,its a FM thing i think, get them in response to some type of muscle injury,had to stop getting chiropractic treatments cause afterward would have them repeatedly for weeks,now only get them when stretching to reach farther than my muscles want me to,try not to do that,those suckers hurt like hell.Hope you feel a little better today.

  3. Oh dear!!!  You’re pregnant- got to be!!!!
    Don’t hit me!!!!    Hope this doesn’t keep you down too long-
    Take care of yourself and make your children wait on you-

  4. I truly hope you feel better soon!
    Growing up I had a siamese cat who stayed with me alot, but when I was sick she never left my sight.   She was always better than a heaiting pad.  Have a good evening.

  5. Hello,
    I have never left a comment as of yet but I wanted you to know that i do read your blogs regularly and I so enjoy myself.  I am such a HUGH animal lover and have plenty of pets of my own and well we have just adopted another stray dog.  I love her to pieces but I am having trouble figuring out what kind of dog she is…not that it matters, I am only curious.  She actually looks Very very much like your oreo and I was wondering if you knew what mix that oreo has in her???   thanks so much!

  6. Sorry to hear that you have been sick and hope you are feeling much better today. Nothing like an animal to love you no matter what kind of condition you are in!

  7. Lots of rest, plenty of fluids, more rest….Feel better soon!!

  8. OY! I think you were hit by a train!  Sheesh, I hope you feel a lot better really soon!
    Great job on the tank.  Have you ever read Absolute Power? It’s even better than the movie!

  9. I’m sorry you’re sick. I hope you feel better soon. No matter how bad you feel its nice to know that our pets gives unconditional love.

  10. just wanted to say that i really enjoy reading your blog.  i’m an animal lover myself and you have great stories.  i don’t know how you do it all.  it’s just me, my husband, thwo cats and a puppy and i can’t seem to keep up.  also – i’ve got a doggy-package all ready to be sent to iraq.  thanks for letting us know about that!

  11. Hey Miss Laura…
    Time for a check up here with your friendly nurse….
    Are you better?
    Are you sure you have the flu along with all the rest…or are you on antibiotics that might be making you sick to your stomach?
    And one more thing….Listen to your body..Its trying to tell you something…its’ve worn it needs a rest….
    Hope your better soon…Diane

  12. I am so sorry that you’re so sick!  You are Darlene at the same time too.
    I read your entry to my hubby, and he said "it’s amazing that she can still show her sense of humor when she’s that sick!"  He meant it as a compliment and I just wanted to let you know.

  13. I’m sorry to hear that you’re sick.  Don’t know how you manage to keep up with everything when you’re well, never mind when you’re sick.  At least you have a bunch of furry friends to keep you warm and cozy.  I really enjoy reading your blogs.  Somehow you always manage to see the humorous side of things.  Hope you get better soon.

  14. oh dear!! My condolences @>-  I wondered where you were….  Hope it doesn’t take too long to get better, hope it doesn’t drag out. We’re thinking of you 🙂

  15. Oh Laura,  I do hope you will be feeling better soon … nothing worse then being hit by that train while you are sleeping!  And it had to be a train because I’m sure you went to bed feeling good, slept well and then woke up to … ugh!!  A train is truly the only good explanation, isn’t it?
    Feel better!  I would forward to you some chicken soup but I don’t think it will get there safely .. and the dogs may smell it in the package and get to it before you can. *smile*  So instead I will send you …
    chicken soup hugs,

  16. Ugh! Everyone is sick at my school…I keep expecting to wake up feeling the way you do any day now. I do nothing these days up there except wipe noses and disinfect my desk.
    Sorry I haven’t been around lately…life has been crappy for a few weeks now, but it seems to be calming down finally. Get well soon!

  17. I hope you start feeling better soon!
    I think I’m in the early stages of getting it.
    Curl up with a good book and your favorite blanket!

  18. Ooh, I got the worst flu last year….started at work and didnt end for days.  I had Elmo at the time and he took good care of me.
    I hope you feel better soon!!!!  and some gives the train a ticket!

  19. Sorry you’re so sick, my thoughts are with you.  I love reading your blog, I wish I could write like you!  I love seeing your animals and kids.  I laughed about your "lists" about your animals following you everywhere, mine has learned to push hard on the bathroom door and walk in!
    Keep up the wonderful work

  20. Did the train leave the station yet?  (Feeling better?)

  21. Hope your all better 🙂 I dropping via friends space. Take care!!

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