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#46 psawyer

 
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:58 PM

Cat lover? That would be me. Jacquie and I are owned in a time-share arrangement by five cats. Three of them live in our house, and tolerate our presence as long as we feed and otherwise spoil them.

There is a pet food and supply store in North Toronto where we are allowed to do business at the direction of the two cats who own that place. People who shop there think that we own the franchise, but we know the truth. B)

So, if you are still with it, we own and operate a franchised pet supply business. There is a link in my profile and the postal code there is M5M 1S6.
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Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:39 PM

Cats? CATS??? I haven't noticed any cats around here. Well unless you count the 16lb behemoth who rules this house. And who is having a fit of pique because we are now feeding the neighbours' cat, since they couldn't find her after the earthquake when they moved to Oz, and who has always inhabited our yard anyway. Cats?? Not that you would notice :P
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#48 catsmeow

 
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:49 PM

I cannot stop laughing!!!! Even you guys who do not have cat avatars are cat lovers!

Yes, count me in. My cats rule the roost too. They are loyalty and know it!

My husband is in the background laughing and saying that Cat's cause celiacs and wheat allergies.....he's joking of course. I say wheat allergies and celiacs cause a deeper love for cats!!!

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You've cat to be kitten me right meow

Wheat Allergy-April 2010
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Dairy/casien intolerant-Aug 2012
Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:54 PM

Cat lover? That would be me. Jacquie and I are owned in a time-share arrangement by five cats. Three of them live in our house, and tolerate our presence as long as we feed and otherwise spoil them.

There is a pet food and supply store in North Toronto where we are allowed to do business at the direction of the two cats who own that place. People who shop there think that we own the franchise, but we know the truth. B)

So, if you are still with it, we own and operate a franchised pet supply business. There is a link in my profile and the postal code there is M5M 1S6.


I checked out your link, awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.
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You've cat to be kitten me right meow

Wheat Allergy-April 2010
Gluten Intolerant-April 2010
Dairy/casien intolerant-Aug 2012
Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:02 PM

We have a cat too. She first started coming around when my husband got a pellet gun and was shooting squirrels. She would go get them after he shot them and would eat them up... she was not getting fed, was hungry and so skinny. Sorry guys if there are squirrel lovers on here, but we do have a population problem with them. :blink: Anyway, she then befriended my oldest son and has never left. When we brought our adopted german shephard home she was none to happy. She stood her ground with a look, and hiss, that said "this is my house and I'm boss." The dog still gives her a wide birth. She has made up to him, as she will lay with him and groom him. She still occasionally will swat him and make him yelp just to let him know she is still in charge. Oh, now she his well fed and taken care of and has no intrest in squirrels anymore at least not to eat. :lol:
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Me:
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 09:06 PM

Wow, you guys are a talented bunch! :)

Right out of high school I went to Culinary Arts school and worked in a variety of restaurants, had my own catering business, did wedding cakes etc. I loved cooking, but the hurry hurry stress of professional kitchens sorta took the fun out of the process for me. I was going to open a bakery at some point...but I think normal bakery is out now. ;)

When Hur. Katrina hit it awakened a childhood dream I had to volunteer with the Red Cross. Spent almost a month in Louisiana and was hooked! Did 5 other national disasters and began volunteering in my local area. Discovered that the college I was looking at for a generic degree also had a degree in Emergency Disaster Services and I was accepted into the program because of my 1000s of volunteer hours in the field.

Now I work for the State of Idaho as an exercise and training coordinator. Bottom line, I get to work with Sheriff's, Chiefs of Police, Firemen (swoon!) etc making sure that their training complies with federal grant regulations and I get to plan and facilitate disaster scenarios for training (both discussion and operations based).

I'm the proud momma of 2 fish: Steve and Bob, and my plants are beginning to take over my office and house. :)

Last, but definitely not least....I am a BSU alumni and an avid fan of Bronco football! :D
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:57 PM

I work at a drug and alcohol treatment center, and am currently in school to become an LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) :)
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:29 PM

I used to be in software development and management but for the past two years have been in school working toward being able to sit for the landscape contractor's exam. I'll have my design, management, and construction certificates and an AA in landscaping within the next few months. I also recently got the Permaculture Design Certification. My partner is working toward her Masters in Teaching for high school science, and tutors and cleans houses on the side.

We also have a little urban farm with chickens, rabbits, worms, and veggies. We give workshops where we teach people how to care for and slaughter rabbits. We homeschool our 2 kids and have 3 cats, 1 dog, and a snake.

As soon as I'm done with school, my partner and I are going to start our business in earnest. (The Liberated Kitchen - we have a blog going now, linked from my profile). We will support people in their dietary changes by helping them establish systems for their home and garden. We will also do the work - decluttering, organizing, cooking, shopping, developing meal plans, and designing & installing food & healing gardens.
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Our family is transitioning off the GAPS Intro Diet and into the Full GAPS Diet.
Gluten-Free since November 2010
GAPS Diet since January/February 2011
me - not tested for celiac - currently doing a gluten challenge since 11/26/2011
partner - not tested for celiac
ds - age 11, hospitalized 9/2010, celiac dx by gluten reaction & genetics. No biopsy or blood as we were already gluten-free by the time it was an option.
dd - age 12.5, not celiac, has Tourette's syndome
both kids have now-resolved attention issues.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:58 PM

Hi! Im new here. Im a stay at home Momma of three beautiful girls. My daughter and my husband are my world.
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:29 PM

Like Jestgar, I'm in research, but nutrition, and I'm still an underling. Likely to remain that way for a few more years, but the PhD track is calling the siren's call. And, admittedly, I'm an academia junkie. Give me a nice set of stacks and good database access...

Outside work: listen to the cat, spin yarn, bike/run, garden/cook, and recently, blog fairly faithfully.

My theory is the ESl folks are just into communication!
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2/2010 Malabsorption becomes dramatically noticable
3/2010 Negative IgA EMA; negative IgA TTG
4/2010 Negative biopsy
5/2010 Elimination diet; symptoms begin to resolve on gluten-free diet round two (10 days)
5/2010 Diagnosed gluten sensitive based on weakly positive repeat IgA & IgG TTGs and dietary response; decline capsule endoscopy.

Now, what to do about my cookbook in progress? Make it gluten-free?

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:53 PM

I'm a graphic designer/art director for a local company's in-house design department.
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

I'm a Criminal Justice Social Worker. Our hobby(my husband, Alan, and I) is capris. We have a mk 2 with a rover V8 engine and much of our social life from spring to autumn revolves around it. So far this year, we've been to two classic Ford meets in the North of England,part of 70 capris at a Lancaster Bomber museum meet in Linconshire and a classic car meet in Stirling. This weekend we're off to Orkney for a capri rally. Watch this space for the rest. We additionally go to concerts and have weekends away in the Highland and in Shropshire, where one of my daughters lives. Off again to the South of France in the capri( affectionately known as Rumbly) this year.
Was privileged to host a fellow capri member from our forum last month for four nights all the way from California. Route 66 here we come!!!
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:38 AM

Registered Nurse and American College of Sports Medicine, Clinical Exercise Specialist. I do nuclear stress testing in a large cardiology practice.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:52 PM

heya, Josh here.
ima computer geek, broken and fixed my own comptuers for the past 6 years. Made a business out of fixing them for the past 3 (hint hint lol)
I work at a Night Club down here in pittsburgh, and its honestly the best night club in pgh, if im not doign either of those though then im a massive gamer, pc games and 360 games as well. =D
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:29 PM

I was in retail management and then quit to go operate a franchise that my mom purchased in October of 2006. I was there until my daughter was born (almost 21 mos ago), and then I decided Why not do what I love? Last September I started a gluten-free baking business from my kitchen. Have loved it since I started it!
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IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive
Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008
Soy free Jan 09




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