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There's A Pill for That

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

There’s A Pill for That by Lorraine Brooks

And its what we look like that matters.

People make comments that sometimes are cruel

And can leave our emotions in tatters.

We live in a world where performances reign

And if we are lacking or tired…

Or even if we are in physical pain,

We still want to do whats required.

We’re told there’s a pill for whatever we lack,

From energy, to building breasts.

there’s something that soothes your aching back,

There’s something helps you to rest.

There’s something to aid with your bloating and gas,

There’s pills that will keep you from eating.

There’s medicine that makes erections to last,

And stuff that will aid with excreting.

So off to the pharmacy, scrips to be filled,

And looking for fixes and cures.

Just one more tonic, or two of these pills,

And perfection of health can be yours!

But all of these things, while they may work for some,

They also may lead to frustration.

There’s some things you cant easily overcome

By relying on quick medication.

But also there’s people who may need these aids

For reasons that suit their conditions.

And those are the people we shouldn’t dissuade

From listening to their clinicians.

For me, I am different, as 1 is my “type”

And I get confused and defeated.

because if I listen to all of the hype,

I sometimes feel like I’ve been cheated.

Pills and elixirs, and lifestyle adjusting

Are not part of my repartee.

What I need is the knowledge that people are trusting

That I’m making choices best for ME.

So here’s my 2 cents, and its just my own take.

Everyone’s life is unique.

Do what works for YOU, the decisions you make,

Will put you on your own winning.

My boy Ringo is going to the groomer's today. He smells like a dog. A very wet dog! And while he is gone, I am going to get my hair done too. Hmmm, sounds like a very good thing!

I started crate training this week with my boy. The first day was just getting him used to the crate- lots of praise, treats, and putting all his toys in the crate. We did this about every 2 hours over the course of the day. Now when I say crate- he walk over and stands by it. I have to throw a piece of hot dog into it, to get him to venture further.

Yesterday, he stayed in the crate while I went to lunch. He was happy when I got home and of course is glued to my side, but he wasn't as agitated. I rewarded him with a long leisurely walk so he could smell all the things that only a dog can smell.

Today I moved the crate over by the window and got it out of the middle of the living room floor! Hurray! I have a pretty small place, so the crate is going to be part of the furnishing. The look I am going for is Early American dog- LOL.. Someday the house will be furnished and finished, but for today, we are just soaking up the sunshine and getting ready for Christmas.

This afternoon, I will wash the dog slobber off the windows and put up my Snowman, I found some green washi tape and will make a wall tree, pin a few ornaments on it, and display the rest on the bookcase. HO HO HO!

I found a neighbor boy, 18, who has agreed to help me with the lifting and hauling. My ribs thank him from the bottom of my heart. So today, I am grateful for nice young strong fellows!

Have a great day everyone!
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  • no profile photo CD17198519
    Hope your dog enjoyed the groomer's after all. Animals do make such good pets. Have a wonderful Christmas, dear friend.
    1572 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/22/2016 10:10:29 AM
    Great blog! I hope Ringo likes going to the groomer's. Mom used to put an alarm clock in with a puppy. She said the ticking probably reminded the pup of its mother's heart beating. Bayau seems to know when we are going to church and she will go into her crate without being told.
    1572 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/22/2016 4:26:15 AM
  • AURA18
    emoticon emoticon Good Day to Beautify Thanks for sharing story emoticon
    1577 days ago
    Awesome! Our dogs LOVE their crates. We just have to say...time to go to bed...and they go running! Of course, we give them a treat when they are in...so I'm sure that helps. Hope you have a great Christmas. Take care! Thanks for the encouragement! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon
    1578 days ago
    Aw Ringo sounds like a good little boy. I'm glad he's getting used to the crate! I hope his groomer's appointment goes smoothly. My parents' dog gets super nervous and potties on the floor even if she's just gone (till we started walking her around outside at the groomer's before going inside), but she does pretty well otherwise.
    1578 days ago
    Great poem!!! You are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1578 days ago
    1578 days ago
    great poem my dog loved her crate now she goes under a table or undr my computer desk when she is stressed or there is a storm I dont mind but i there is no room for my legs with her there. lol I should have kept the crate my next dog if there ever is one will be crate trained.
    1579 days ago
    My dogs love their crates too - a place of safety and quiet. Riley likes his covered with an old blanket so it is den-like. Have started that with the puppy too. Lucky Ringo to have found you!
    1579 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    Love the poem.
    I'm with you on having the neighbor boys do the heavy lifting for me. Mine are awesome and I am grateful every time!
    Enjoy your day. emoticon
    1579 days ago
    My dogs love their crates! So glad you and Ringo are enjoying life together.
    1579 days ago
    1579 days ago
    That's right, Sunny - do what works for YOU! Love the poem, and I love your story! Keep sharing it!!!

    Hugs to you and Ringo!
    1579 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your poem with us Sunny.

    It sounds like you and Ringo are forging a great relationship.

    Take care.

    1579 days ago
    An interesting poem to be sure..and something to think about. You and Ringo go together like two little peas in a pod. I'm happy he is getting all spruced up and you to for the holidays. Great to hear the crate is working...very comforting for our doggie friends. I always thought it was like a punishment thing but the more I hear about them the more I realize they are their own little slice of comfort and joy.

    Keep sparkling dear Sunny!
    1579 days ago
    Ringo is doing so good,i can tell Sunny you love that little fellow! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What a cool idea a Wall Tree! emoticon
    1579 days ago
    Nice poem. And the wall tree is a nifty idea. Ringo will come to love hos crate.
    1579 days ago
  • LSIG14
    What a fantastic poem - and oh, so true! I take a ton of medications but need them to keep my heart beating but when I ask my doctor for a magic pill that will fix everything that's wrong with me, he just laughs! Everyone needs to talk to their doctor and understand what every medication is for instead of listening to your neighbor who says she has read about a pill that will take the place of it all! Do what you need to do and find what works for you!
    1579 days ago
    Loved that poem too... lots of truth in it. You've done a great job getting him used to his crate, that it's a good place, not punishment. I found that when I had dogs, they liked it even more with a towel draped over it; a dog cave... cozier and less of being in a cage. emoticon emoticon
    1579 days ago
    Merry Christmas to you and Ringo! The poem was great. I know that smell! You'll both be smelling like roses later. Good for you for crate training. It is a great thing when you are traveling to be able to take his "home" with him. When we were camping one year across Canada we put the crate on the roof of the car and the dog was thrilled to find it beside the tent to go into when things were louder or more exciting than he could handle. But I got such a laugh when someone commented on the crate and wondered how the dog liked it "up there" when traveling. Too funny - but she was serious! I got someone to come give me a quote today to help with cleaning the B&B. Big step for me! I can't afford to get hurt when things get busy so it would be great to find someone now who I can trust. Good job!
    1579 days ago
    Sounds like a hair cut day for both of you. Glad he is getting use to his create,
    1579 days ago
    Sounds great! Have a good day.
    1579 days ago
    Love the idea of a wall tree, Fun.
    1579 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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  • PROVERBS3128
    1579 days ago
    Thank you for sharing! LOVE the poem! And the meme....hahaha. Glad you found help so you can safely enjoy the season. Keep on Sparking!
    1580 days ago
    Well, hope Ringo likes his groomies. Mr. Spot hates it but he cooperates.
    1580 days ago
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