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Re: I'm exhausted

This is definitely a monday. Gracie is sleeping peacefully at the moment. I
just got out of the shower. I colored my hair last
night................they've discontinued my old favorite, which is red, as
in orange red. I tried a new one. My hair is maroon. All of it. I just
washed it 5 times, twice with laundry detergent to try and get some of this
out. It's still maroon. Sigh. I know it will fade (probably to pink and
I'll look like an Easter egg) and grow out, but for the love of God.
Maroon? That was NOT what the box had on it. I look like an idiot. I wore a
baseball cap to the vet this morning after I looked in the mirror and
gasped in horror. LOL!

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 

> [Original Message]
> From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 7/11/2005 11:29:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm exhausted
> Good grief, Andrea, that is awful!  I'm so sorry for Gracie -- and you,
> I recently heard of a man who was charged several thousand dollars for 
> copperhead anti-venom.  I, knock wood, am just about the only person in
> who has not had a problem with snakes, and I believe it's because of all 
> these cats.  They seem to keep just about everything under control.  Hope 
> Gracie gets back to normal very soon.
> zem
> zone  7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 9:33 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] I'm exhausted
> > and it's only 10:30 in the morning. Was out drinking my coffee on the
> > porch this morning and two of the dogs started raising a ruckus behind
> > the house. Saw my Lab, Gracie jump backward and shake her head and
> > though Oh Sh--, it's a snake. It was, she got it in the nose three
> > times. Copperhead. I've spent the morning at the vet with her. Raced to
> > another vet to get antivenom as mine was out due to this being his third
> > dog/snake bite in less than a week. Fortunately, I had just given her
> > benadryl for breakfast for allergies. So, he pumped her full of
> > steroids, more benadryl, antivenom, antibiotics, and fluid. I've got to
> > take her back this afternoon for another round of fluid. She's resting
> > in her crate right now.
> >
> >
> > I'm getting ready to go clean all the crap out from around the back of
> > the house. Pots, shelving, etc and mow down some of the more prolific
> > jungle in which they can hide. By the time I got the dogs into the house
> > and went back out with shovel in hand it had disappeared, of course.
> > Normally, I don't go after things with a shovel, but I would have killed
> > it had I been able to find it. I am now probably about $600 poorer, the
> > antivenom alone was $300. Ouch. Poor Gracie looks like a Labrador
> > balloon.
> >
> >
> > I swear I'm going to move someday. The heat, bugs, expense of living on 
> > the coast, and now the local wildlife are making me crazy.
> >
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
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