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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:19 am

Oh I got some good ones from Kayaking this year and my wee garden was fabulous in the lovely sun . I shall try and get my tech team to help me cos it so is not happening on my own abilities.
:D Stu
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stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby peanut_8 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:20 am

Looking forward to your pics Stu.

mob, love the hibiscus in the tea cup! So pretty!

Your mobile container garden is such a good idea, BS. Love the pics of your harvest. Makes me want to visit the local produce market. And your succulents are beautiful! Love the artistry.

Lee so sorry to hear of Harlee's passing.

Karen, any chance we could see some pics of Abby?

Misplaced my phone. When I find it, I'll post a few more pics of the race this past weekend.

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:00 pm

bitchslapped wrote:I'm loving that teacup, mob, but more so the flower in it. What is that? ............

BS

As peanut noted it is a hibiscus. Definitely not native to Canada!! I loved seeing them when we went on vacations to Jamaica. They grow to be chest height bushes there. Mine won't. I'll have to bring it inside in just a few weeks as nights here will be too cold. :(

Your nephew did a terrific job on the wishing well by the way. Every layer lines up perfectly. And the staining job is equally as good.

8) mob
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby bitchslapped » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:11 pm

MissMolly wrote:I appreciate being able to stop by this thread and enjoy your gardening adventures and musings on life. A lite pick-me-up. Keep it coming


It IS meant to be a diversion from the harsh realities as our "Off Topics" are. I'm glad you pop in Karen & seem to get a kick out of it here & there. Interesting what people share. Thanks for the thumbs up.

Thanks mob. Woodworking is my nephew's talent. Don't see Hibiscus too much in my parts, though I did have a beautiful passion flower vine @ one point. But I moved away from vines & keep the fences clear. Not sure I've even seen Hibiscus offered @ the nurseries around here. I don't buy plants I have to pamper. Ya gotta be able to take care of yourself around my place anymore.

Thanks Peanut. Mobile container garden not particularly attractive no matter how I arrange things, but so long as I get a few things I'm happy. Successfully grew zucchini which has been my goal! Cukes did well. Not ONE blossom on green beans so far. Then I read you are not supposed to fertilize with nitrogen on legumes b/c they pull it out of the soil + they don't like weather over 85 degrees. Didn't realize they were that fussy. :roll: My friend's did well in her in-ground garden; different kind of green bean.

How would you like to live next to THAT :?: :!: Well, I don't. Now they have cats that have adopted my front & back yard that shit in the flowerbeds & Chloe is eating it. :? Disgusting. She has been pretty much trained to stay out of the flowerbeds, but now she goes looking for it. Don't know what it is about cat dung dog's seem to like, but she hasn't done that in years.



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Stent 9/'14
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:20 pm

Got an email from Karen (Miss Molly), and she sent this pic.

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Karen says,

Here is Abby. 9 months of age. 6 pounds.

Abby is everything that I could hope for in a new little heartbeat. She is bright and inquisitive. Fast as a cheetah on her feet, playful and engaging. Abby loves to cuddle. She is a true cuddle-monger - which I love. Abby brings smiles and sunshine wherever she goes.

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MSS
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June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby Lee » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:09 pm

bitchslapped wrote:How would you like to live next to THAT :?: :!: Well, I don't. Now they have cats that have adopted my front & back yard that shit in the flowerbeds & Chloe is eating it. :? Disgusting. She has been pretty much trained to stay out of the flowerbeds, but now she goes looking for it. Don't know what it is about cat dung dog's seem to like, but she hasn't done that in years.


I have 2 ferals and 1 abandon cat living in my back yard. Don't know if you followed, butt 2 summer's ago I found a 3 1/2 week old kitten in my backyard. Miss Kitty. Here is here thread

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54823&hilit=ot+found+feral+kitten

Anyway, Miss Kitty's mom and dad are welcome to live in our backyard. Since Harlee has passed, they have become much bolder about hanging out in the back porch. We also acquired an orange cat that I believe was abandoned and days away from death. Thus I started feeding them. When the monsoon season hit, I started feeding them under the porch. They know when it is dinner time and sometimes come around in the morning to say. Can we have breakfast too???

We have coyotes around here and cats are an easy meal especially those abandon and declawed. We also have owls that hunt them. We have lots of cover in our backyard and I believe they are mostly safe.

I remember when Harlee was a puppy and would eat those little snackers, GROSS :shock: She finally out grew them at about 2-3 yrs of age. My daughter was convinced she was keeping s stash behind a certain bush.

Lee
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46 yrs old at diagnoses
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby Lee » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:05 am

peanut_8 wrote:Got an email from Karen (Miss Molly), and she sent this pic.

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Karen says,

Here is Abby. 9 months of age. 6 pounds.



peanut


Karen, Your Abby is ADORABLE!!!! Puppy hood is so much a wonderful experience. Enjoy her and all that she gives you,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:39 am

Karen, I second Lee's comment. If a dog could smile, Abby surely looks as happy as can be :) Sounds like she's going to be a bit bigger than Miss Molly who was exceptionally tiny IMO. Not sure I could keep up w/that kind of energy. Chloe & I are pretty much @ the same speed these days. As I've said before, Abby is cute as a button & sounds like a personality to match. Love her apricot markings. So what have you & Abby been doing lately w/all that doggie energy? Gone to the park? I've kind of slacked off of walks & parks as of late, partly due to heat & partly due to yard work. Did go to the DQ yesterday & Chloe had a "doggie cone" of which I don't let her have the whole thing. One time she got "brain freeze" as she chows down so fast you can't get it away from her. Anyway a diet of ice cream & cat shit = she's livin high on the hog.

BS
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby zx10guy » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:54 pm

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:35 am

Zx10guy ,
They are fantastic photos you have a good eye .
Peanut , do you post for the technically challenged ? I could possibly manage to email mine . My guys are caught up in the football season !!
Stu
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stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:18 am

Stu, it is really easy to post pictures here.

You first need to upload your photos to a picture hosting site. I used tinypic.com. You don't need to set up an account with them if you don't want to, it's free, and they have very simple instructions to guide you through the uploading and sharing process. The only downside to picture hosting sites is that anyone can copy your photos, so be careful on what you share.

Sorry I am in bit of a rush now, or I would give step by step instructions. Give it a whirl and if you have difficulties I can help later today?

cheers,
8) mob
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby MissMolly » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:35 am

A standing ovation to Peanut/Terri for extending a helping hand of friendship and technological expertise in posting photographs on my behalf of both sweet Molly (departed) and Abby.

Thank You, Peanut.

Abby is a gem. I honestly believe that a thread of Molly’s spirit continues in Abby. Abby is completing certification as a service dog. A local organization and dog behaviorist has been working with Abby to be able to detect (by canine’s keen sense of smell) impending low cortisol/Addison’s crises.

BS, I had to smile on reading about your outing to Dairy Queen for a doggie ice cream cone. Molly adored going through the local drive through for a shared milkshake. She wore the resulting milk mustache with pride.

Portland, Oregon is a Mecca of coffee cafes. A local coffee cafe offers “puppa-chinos” to dogs visiting with their latte sipping owners. The “puppa-chino” is a 4 oz cup of chilled goats’ milk with a sprinkle of diced, air-dried lamb treats. The dogs, universally, enjoy the treat. Abby laps it up.

Adopting Abby was the right decision for me. I found that I have more love to share.

Sending tail wags and gentle belly rubs to Chloe,
Karen
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:14 pm

zx10guy, love your pics. Reminds me of film noir.

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JUST IN, Pics from Stu!

Maybe we can get her to tell us about them.


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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby bitchslapped » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:22 pm

Yes, Lee, I do remember your thread, but I know basically 0 about cats other than if you feed them they are yours forever. They also are predators to wildlife so you do get the birdwatchers, squirrel lovers & the like that would like to see licensing required. I agree on the licensing for cats. How about an update or pic of Miss Kitty? She was a cute kitty.
Hairdresser I used to take my DM to would take the ferals in to be neutered & feed them. I think last count was about 25 cats hanging around her place, about 10 of which were allowed indoors as her favorites & pets or she had some before. Wonder how her neighbors in the mobile home park felt about that. :shock: Constantly see posts on the neighborhood website for people in search for their lost cats. Much safer for them to be kept indoors.

Karen, I really like your sense that the essence of Miss Molly continues on in Little Miss Abby. Sisters in Spirit so to speak. My son has taken Chloe to Starbucks for puppa chino :) . He just tells me it is whipped cream, so glad to know all what's in it. Ran to the one-stop-shop one recent morning. Plan was to hit up the garden center w/Chloe, drop her back home & then return to pick up Rx for her & some celery. Well, the gates are now locked to the outside entrance to the garden center so had to go through the store. So through the store to the garden center we went. Then I needed non-grocery odds & ends near the garden center, but INSIDE the store. So inside we ventured, Chloe in the basket where we girls tend to put our purses. Anyway, being the people magnet she is, we get delayed by the attention from shoppers + some employees. Next thing you know I'm headed over to the dairy section, then even more brazen head over to produce dept & on over to the pharmacy. Told clerk in Produce who was smiling @ Chloe: "Shhhh...you don't see her". She told me that unless the dogs pee on the floor, they usually didn't ask for I.D. Bingo :!: It occurred to me :idea: ...I bet everybody thought that old lady has a service dog :shock: :mrgreen:

So I run into this guy one time last summer in a store. I have Chloe of course & he has two large service dogs. He had a cap on, sunglasses. Service cloak on the dogs: PTSD . I thought, Oh God, don't set this guy off...be careful what you say. I just want to compliment him on his dogs, ask couple qx's on breed, etc., give 'em a couple of pets. He definitely had that ex-military look going on.

zx10guy, After I looked it up & discovered peanut wasn't talking wine, she is 100% spot on for the lower 2 pics, however love what you also captured on the first two...contrast between color & black & white. Me thinks you have had some practice.

Stu...You've got some "splainin" to do. You said "kayaking". Did you just stick the camera in the water? :wink:


BS
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:39 pm

Thank you Peanut . Getting by with a little help from my friends . Mob I would appreciate that and I will try it when you have the time .

We were out Kayaking and up they popped. Very friendly and happy to approach the kayak . I have a GoPro camera and my husband just placed it underwater as the seal was playing . They enjoy swimming underneath us . Proper hide and seek .
Take care
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared


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