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by holisticmom
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Hypothyroidism?
Replies: 60
Views: 17617

Re: Hypothyroidism?

Having a funky thyroid myself, I can tell you this: if you give her broccoli or cauliflower for snacks, steam them first. There's a naturally occurring compound in them and other cruciferous veggies that suppresses thyroid functions. Same with soy, processed or not. Green beans. 30 calories a cup an...
by holisticmom
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Confess, people...
Replies: 22
Views: 12885

Confess, people...

What nicknames have you called your dog? You know, the ones that would drive a human child into therapy? :wink: I have called Orion: Baby, Mr. Puppy, Puppy, Goofy Mutt, Silly Mongrel, Your Royal Arfness (when he gets too pushy--he backs off), and Mommy's Precious Piece/Sweet Slice of Puppy Pie. If I...
by holisticmom
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Breeds
Topic: Chena Crossed the Bridge
Replies: 22
Views: 11501

Re: Chena Crossed the Bridge

I echo the others' sentiments. Orion and I will be keeping you in our quiet times.
Any chance we could see a pic of her as flower girl? I have no doubts that she was just gorgeous.
by holisticmom
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Has anyone dealt with: Perianal Fistula???
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

Re: Has anyone dealt with: Perianal Fistula???

That puts tears in my eyes just reading about it!
by holisticmom
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maggie and pups
Replies: 14
Views: 5068

Re: Maggie and pups

I noticed that a couple of them had their brain wave transponders installed. You know, the spots in the blaze at the top of the head that some people call "kiss circles?" No, those are brain wave transponders. Orion has two. He uses them to make me slice his bananas for him, or feed him biscuits, or...
by holisticmom
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Adjusting Orion's activity level
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Adjusting Orion's activity level

The good news: Orion just hauled me around the big park for an hour and a half. The problem: he was starting to pant like he does on really warm days (about 60 here today, usually he doesn't pant like this until it's at least 75). He doesn't seem to be suffering any ill effects from it. The problem ...
by holisticmom
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: In case you were wondering......
Replies: 18
Views: 6182

Re: In case you were wondering......

What's this moderation that you mentioned, Barb? :wink: I've heard of the concept, but don't understand it.
by holisticmom
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ticks already!
Replies: 28
Views: 10441

Re: Ticks already!

Gentle ABR forum members, do NOT do this at home. One fine day several years ago, Orion and I were on our way home from the park. I found a tick on him. Pulled it off and threw it out the window. Thought nothing more of it until two days later when my scalp started itching. I started scratching, and...
by holisticmom
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bad joke of the week
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Bad joke of the week

Q. Why are pirate jokes funny?
A. Because they ARRRRRRR! :D
by holisticmom
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: tick bites-tell me again
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: tick bites-tell me again

Do you have tea tree oil handy? It smells like death, but it helps to mitigate effects of tick bites. :shock:
by holisticmom
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chicken redux
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Chicken redux

Q. Why do chicken coops have two doors?
A. Because if they had four doors, they'd be chicken sedans! (coop? coupe? get it? get it? 8)
by holisticmom
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm surprised this wasn't a Brittany pup
Replies: 3
Views: 2627

Re: I'm surprised this wasn't a Brittany pup

Too cute!!
by holisticmom
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Abby to the Bridge
Replies: 39
Views: 8993

Re: Abby to the Bridge

:( Holding you and yours in our quiet times...Fran and Orion
by holisticmom
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Health/Medical
Topic: Umbilical Hernias / "Delayed closures"
Replies: 7
Views: 4207

Re: Umbilical Hernias / "Delayed closures"

He's still a cutie pie!