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Hi All, I was just thinking of Roz. Of course wishing I was on a cruise right now. It's finally getting cold here and makes me think of our cruise in December. Brrrrrrrrrr
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Originally posted by rangeley
Hi All, I was just thinking of Roz. Of course wishing I was on a cruise right now. It's finally getting cold here and makes me think of our cruise in December. Brrrrrrrrrr
I know what you mean about the cold Cindy. I got to work this morning and turned all the thermostats from A/C to heat. It was 62 in the office. And they are predicting a very snowy winter for the east coast.
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Originally posted by DisneyKidsDad
I know what you mean about the cold Cindy. I got to work this morning and turned all the thermostats from A/C to heat. It was 62 in the office. And they are predicting a very snowy winter for the east coast.
Didn't want to hear snowy!
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And we are still in the mid 90's to high 90's.It cooled off, then the next week got hot again. I wish it wouldn't have teased us and just stayed hot until it got it out of it's system. The mornings are lovely, though.
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Originally posted by S.S. Cruisers
And we are still in the mid 90's to high 90's.It cooled off, then the next week got hot again. I wish it wouldn't have teased us and just stayed hot until it got it out of it's system. The mornings are lovely, though.
OMG Nancy I don't know how you can stand the heat!! I'm not a summer person, I would rather have it cold!
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DKD: Will send you some sunshine, fast. It says high of 79 & low 53, Friday, then on Monday, back up to 93 and 62. This is what I am talking about, the roller coaster. If you are going to cool off, then cool off. Quit cooling off then slamming us a few days later with warm weather. I am not complaining. I will take 93 degrees any day of the week, compared to 115 + any day!
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Originally posted by DisneyKidsDad
So do we think Roz is having an umbrella drink or thinking about us? (and laughing)

I think both!!
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Cindy-------- is that Wex in your Avatar? I don't want to be looking for a black dog and he is brown. Counting down the days.
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Originally posted by trudle
Cindy-------- is that Wex in your Avatar? I don't want to be looking for a black dog and he is brown. Counting down the days.
It is Trudy. And he is black. I don't think it will be to hard to find us! Here's his website http://wexler2009.shutterfly.com/ Check it out. We are getting excited too!

Yesterday we noticed that the cyst on his ear is now gone Kind of strange but good for him and us, no surgery (I hope). We have no idea where it went.
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Originally posted by rangeley
It is Trudy. And he is black. I don't think it will be to hard to find us! Here's his website http://wexler2009.shutterfly.com/ Check it out. We are getting excited too!

Yesterday we noticed that the cyst on his ear is now gone Kind of strange but good for him and us, no surgery (I hope). We have no idea where it went.
Loved the pictures of Wexler and you and John. It is so wonderful to be able to have these service dogs.

Maybe the cyst was a blood blister----I remember my dog had a big blood blister, on her ear----I guess a vein in her ear broke but it also went away before it was lanced.
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Originally posted by rangeley
It is Trudy. And he is black. I don't think it will be to hard to find us! Here's his website http://wexler2009.shutterfly.com/ Check it out. We are getting excited too!

Yesterday we noticed that the cyst on his ear is now gone Kind of strange but good for him and us, no surgery (I hope). We have no idea where it went.
Hershey had her ear swell up a couple times and after I googled it and called the vet to confirm & he said it was most likely a hematoma from shaking her head and hitting her ear on a doorframe/ chair leg or something similar. Due to her age the vet recommended letting it be and see if it re-absorbed which it did over time. Her ear was HUGE the first time and stuck straight out but the second time it was much smaller... Google dog ear hematoma and see if that's what he had... The surgery pics / description were way more than I would put her through at any age let alone at age 11-12!... Would have had to have the "cone of shame" on for a long time after it too! The ear returned to about 95% normal- was a little bit misshapen but nothing anyone would notice unless she was a show dog! Luckily the 2nd time it was the opposite one so they matched again lol




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Marcia, wait a minute......YOU'RE NOT going to be out to sea when I am? What's going on here? We ALWAYS cruise at the same time.

I look forward to the day that we can!

Thank you for your good wishes, I miss you!
Sometimes I need to take a vacation with DH. We went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Here are some pics I posted on another thread: http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/s...postcount=3611

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Originally posted by Beth C
Hershey had her ear swell up a couple times and after I googled it and called the vet to confirm & he said it was most likely a hematoma from shaking her head and hitting her ear on a doorframe/ chair leg or something similar. Due to her age the vet recommended letting it be and see if it re-absorbed which it did over time. Her ear was HUGE the first time and stuck straight out but the second time it was much smaller... Google dog ear hematoma and see if that's what he had... The surgery pics / description were way more than I would put her through at any age let alone at age 11-12!... Would have had to have the "cone of shame" on for a long time after it too! The ear returned to about 95% normal- was a little bit misshapen but nothing anyone would notice unless she was a show dog! Luckily the 2nd time it was the opposite one so they matched again lol




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OH NO Not the cone of shame!!!!
I looked it up and it's not a hematoma, looks more like a black cyst, well it did before it came off. We are not sure where it went. Gonna call the vet and see if we should bring him in. There's just a little bump now and I think that is going to scab over and disappear. Saves us probably 300 or 400 bucks!
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Originally posted by dobiemom
Sometimes I need to take a vacation with DH. We went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Here are some pics I posted on another thread: http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/s...postcount=3611

Hope you had a great trip... can't wait to hear all about it!
Wow Great pics!!! I love seeing all those balloons.
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Originally posted by trudle
Loved the pictures of Wexler and you and John. It is so wonderful to be able to have these service dogs.

Maybe the cyst was a blood blister----I remember my dog had a big blood blister, on her ear----I guess a vein in her ear broke but it also went away before it was lanced.
Less than 8 weeks now Trudy. Well even less for you!!!
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Originally posted by dobiemom
Sometimes I need to take a vacation with DH. We went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Here are some pics I posted on another thread: http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/s...postcount=3611

Hope you had a great trip... can't wait to hear all about it!
Thanks for sharing those pictures with us. My niece lives out there and she also posted some pictures, you had a few different then she had. I hope to get out there some day to see it. Did you have a camper or stay at a hotel? Looks like a lot of fun----I think it goes on all week.
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Hi, Wizard of Oz,
So glad I found your post.. We just recently booked a cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy , and we are going to take my service dog. This will be our first cruise. I have to say we are both a little nervous about this.. We are just going to the Bahamas, so
we probably will stay on the boat. I understand it is a real hassle to get all the paper work and permits to go on shore.
We have been there many times but it would be nice. My question is can you please give me advice on the do,s and don,ts and HELP!!
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I am really enjoying reading about everyones cruises with thier service dogs. I not quite as scared as I was.. But I still have questions. If the dog uses the mulch or pellets, to pee, what do you have to do. Does it drain or soak up, how do we clean it?? I have the bags for the poop but how does it work for the pee..Sounds stupid I know but this is all new for us..Thanks for any help all..