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You must hate cats .... we lived out in the country and the coyotes ate all our cats .... it was difficult keeping cats to keep down the rodent population ... but it was always open season on coyotes. :) There was a pack that lived near our house .... we had all 19 acres fenced in to protect the kids from them.

We have had coyote problems here the past few years, getting worse. They do go after the pets, and even the horses. (We don't have horses, but many neighbors do.) Luckily a couple of our neighbors got a bunch of donkeys, so that has helped a lot around our place.

Donkeys scare the crap out of coyotes, and will even attack them. I don't know why, and didn't quite believe it at first, but it turns out it's true!

Have lost EVERY shred of mojo I ever had. This time, it's pretty serious. Back on antidepressants, full dosage......not the low maintenance dose I take - which is every three days or so.

Am I STILL bipolar? :( Sorry - - tale for another thread.

Lots of love :wub: :wub: :wub: and big (((HUGS!!!))) Susie. Let the medicine do it's job, stick with your healthy foods, and try not to stress about the labels and categories of what's wrong right now.

PS- You can always post stuff on my Ezra Thread, if you don't feel like starting a new one. I need to update it, he's doing really well!

OMG - there is almost nothing better than the sound of coyotes in teh distance.........

I have to admit, I agree! Though I can't admit it to anyone around here. It's a beautiful sound, and eerie...


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

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Oh gosh- no! Not cat and kid eating coyotes! I like them at a distance too! Although I met a pack in Death Valley that I really liked. was walking out of the campground store and almost had to share my ice cream with one :o

But I like the sound of them in the distant woods....fisher cats and mountain lions at a MUCH further distance.

:lol: I know what you mean! I don't want them up in my yard, but they really are beautiful animals. Supposedly there are a few big cats around here, too... but I'm still undecided as to whether I believe that one. My mother-in-law swears that she's seen one.

Every once in awhile we hear strange noises out in the woods and we try to figure out what beastie we're hearing...


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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speaking of funny noises....I think we have a ghost at our house...I know the cat has been acting strange hissing and jumping at the wall for no reason...I look for bugs and nothing....

Ghosts I tell ya!


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We have had coyote problems here the past few years, getting worse. They do go after the pets, and even the horses. (We don't have horses, but many neighbors do.) Luckily a couple of our neighbors got a bunch of donkeys, so that has helped a lot around our place.

Add me to the dissenter's list . . . grew up in rural Illinois . . . too many problems with coyotes to like them. Although a baby anything is pretty cute. I think baby alligators are cute but not so much the big ones. I live in a pretty citified place now and someone in our neighborhood ('bout a block and a half away) had a dog that was attacked and lived but ripped up pretty good. We had several attacks (about a mile away) a little over a year ago - mostly cats and little dogs - and most did not make it.

Hugs and well wishes for everyone who's feeling blue, mojo-less, under the weather and such. Speaking of weather (how was that for a segue), they reported that we got about four inches of snow last night. I look out and see maybe two . . . conclusion? . . . must have been a male meteorologist. ;)


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I know we got snow today, there is a covering out there. It looks like its not sticking on the roads but I hear they are slick. The commute home will be so much fun. This is the first snow of the season which might impact traffic.....crazy's will be out!!!


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Tom do you have a name for you avatar yet?

D'oh!! Were we supposed to be naming our avs all this time??

Although I met a pack in Death Valley that I really liked. was walking out of the campground store and almost had to share my ice cream with one :o

I've seen them shun neopolitan before. Hmmmm did you get roadrunner flavor?

The odd little growl when I had the tape measure near parts he wanted protected, but nothing else...

:rolleyes::lol:

"Odd little growl"? *snort* puh-leeeze! It sounded like a bit of a moan to me, followed by what sounded like a very long outstretched arm locking the door!!

Donkeys scare the crap out of coyotes, ...

:lol: why does that crack me up?

What a wacky discontinuity in the food chain! Who would've guessed?

. . . must have been a male meteorologist. ;)

<_<:lol:


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Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

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:lol: why does that crack me up?

What a wacky discontinuity in the food chain! Who would've guessed?

I laughed my butt off the first time I heard that! ...which did not endear me to the person who said it. :lol:

*giggles* ...male meteorologist.

Amanda, I totally think animals see things that we can't! Do you live in an old house???


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Sarah-- House is actually an apartment/condo kind of deal. Only about 15 yrs old. My kitty is silly, I will make him my avatar one of these days. I think we are going to do pictures with santa this year.


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Couple of items I need to catch up on . . . oops . . . Up items I need to catch on . . . wait . . . I need items on catch up . . . hmmm, I need to ketchup.

Tom - is this really you??

Tom

Whatever it is, it sure put a halt to yesterday's posting!!

(Whiney, taunting voice): Yeah, Way to go, Jess! <_<

(Startled, confused and slightly askeert voice): And . . . WTH is that!!!!! :unsure:

and look what I found!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

order yours now:

http://www.caninehorizons.com/The_Ponydoodle.html

OMG - don't let my daughter see that!!! She luuuuurrrrrves dogs and horses. Can it get any better than that! It is a wonderful doo for the labradoodle . . . makes more sense in a way. :lol:


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"Odd little growl"? *snort* puh-leeeze! It sounded like a bit of a moan to me, followed by what sounded like a very long outstretched arm locking the door!!

Tom! That's so...Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....!!! Don't even have a fitting emoticon in the emotilibrary for this...Goes beyond this :o , and this :blink: ...C'mon, it's not like I've been wearing a French maid costume whenever I've had to measure said yeti's inseam...HONEST!!...


Emily

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diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Wow-almost time to venture out of work and onto what I am hearing are some very slick and ugly roads. I hear there is alot of accidents..John's driving though :)


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Wow-almost time to venture out of work and onto what I am hearing are some very slick and ugly roads. I hear there is alot of accidents..John's driving though :)

Good luck braving the mess, Amanda! Around here, they close the schools if it flurries! :lol:

.... of course, I laugh, but I'm a big wimp when it comes to driving in snow. I used to not mind snows, just ice. But when I was pregnant with Ez, I was driving home from work one night in the snow, and was totally traumatized.

Ran off the road (a mountain road, switchbacks, etc,) there was a pileup, multiple wrecks, people standing all over the place in the dark (no streetlights out there and NO cell-phone service.) An eighteen-wheeler fishtailed, sliding down the hill, hit several cars (including a cop car and a plow,) nearly ran a bunch of people down, everyone running and screaming, jumping over the guardrails, etc.

At least I had my Mom with me, lol. She and Dad carpooled at the time, and saw me on their way home. Mom jumped out- Dad never totally stopped the car, he would've gotten stuck too. As soon as he got home he called a tow truck for me. When the tow truck eventually got there, I thought the crowd was going to jump him! But he walked around calling out my name, "Sarah, your Daddy called me!"

*shudder* I hole up when it snows now! We don't have enough plows and trucks to handle bad weather, because we don't get it often. So when we do, it's chaos.

OKAY! I need to go recover from reliving that event. :lol:


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Whoa, Sarah! What a nightmare...

Just forked out for some brand-new snowtires, and I really needed to hear your story, because I'm not complaining about the expense any more!


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Couple of items I need to catch up on . . . oops . . . Up items I need to catch on . . . wait . . . I need items on catch up . . . hmmm, I need to ketchup.

:lol: HAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!! :lol:

Yes, the pressure of an ever-watchful Co-Poohbah can be a bit much.


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

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Hugs and well wishes for everyone who's feeling blue, mojo-less, under the weather and such. Speaking of weather (how was that for a segue), they reported that we got about four inches of snow last night. I look out and see maybe two . . . conclusion? . . . must have been a male meteorologist. ;)

I don't have the energy to go so far as to give this a :lol: but will give a :)

Um, thanks for the hugs everybody. :) I took a long walk with dingos and then did some errands, now will be in seclusion. :ph34r:

and OMG, had my last Spanish class last night, I do not have to take the final, and squeeeeeeeeeeeeeked by with an A. ;) I am so happy. Dear gawd, I hope I don't take Spanish 2...... :huh:

Um, I think........to punish the people who cut down the trees...........AND my stepford next-door-neighbor (she said she had "mixed feelings" about the trees being cut down, which she could see from her second-story bedroom, "because there were just so many birds in there" that annoyed her) GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! :angry: :angry: :angry: - - - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE??????????????????????

anywho I think to punish these people around me I am going to go get a pack of coyotes and fisher cats and beautiful little foxes and just let them loose in the 'hood.

BAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

:angry:


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...C'mon, it's not like I've been wearing a French maid costume whenever I've had to measure said yeti's inseam...HONEST!!...

Perchance 'twas a Quebecois Cleaning Coquette costume?

Ran off the road . .

SARAH!!!!!! You CAN'T just start a story like that w/out the requisite 'butiwasfineandezrawasfineandnoonegothurtatall' !!!!!!!!!! :P

:lol:

"Sarah, your Daddy called me!"

:lol:


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Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

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SARAH!!!!!! You CAN'T just start a story like that w/out the requisite 'butiwasfineandezrawasfineandnoonegothurtatall' !!!!!!!!!! :P

:lol:

GAH!!!!! I am so busted!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

As a matter of fact, no one did get hurt, which was simply a miracle in that mess!


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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MOJO FINDING EXPERIMENT

Okay, this is a bizarre piece-together from assorted scientific data, and the gist is this:

Substance P is a response to pain.

Substance P is also involved in mood (negatively).

theory: Removal of free substance P will elevate mood.

Experiment:

Eat a lot of spicy food. You'll send all your substance P to your gut, remove it from your neurons, and elevate your mood.

Expected results:

1. No physiological change in substance P, but mood is elevated because you've just eaten fabulous spicy food.

2. Substance P is removed from neurons. Mood is elevated because of decrease in free substance P.


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MOJO FINDING EXPERIMENT

Okay, this is a bizarre piece-together from assorted scientific data, and the gist is this:

Substance P is a response to pain.

Substance P is also involved in mood (negatively).

theory: Removal of free substance P will elevate mood.

Experiment:

Eat a lot of spicy food. You'll send all your substance P to your gut, remove it from your neurons, and elevate your mood.

Expected results:

1. No physiological change in substance P, but mood is elevated because you've just eaten fabulous spicy food.

2. Substance P is removed from neurons. Mood is elevated because of decrease in free substance P.

Gah.....

Jess, you may have once again provided us with a post-halter. This has a whiff of syllogism to it, which makes me askeert. I am left with one intriguing question: What the hell is substance P? Peroxide? Pineapple juice? Pee? I know my mood is markedly elevated when these substances are removed from my gut. :lol:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Perchance 'twas a Quebecois Cleaning Coquette costume?

Ah! Got me....I actually have a couple of QCCC's, in contrasting colours....


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Gah...... .. ..

. . . What the hell is substance P? Peroxide? Pineapple juice? Pee?

Hehe you Pooh-bahtically Grand grammarians just don't like to embrace the scientific or mathematical concept of the unknown variable, do you? ;)

We don't need to know what substance P is to run a successful experiment. :P

Personally, I'd have to question the part of the hypothesis seemingly suggesting a direct relationship between spicy food & gut pain. :o


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Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

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"Sarah, your Daddy called me!"

:lol: had to go back and reread that saga. Good gawd, thank the Lord you're all safe.

Gah.....

Jess, you may have once again provided us with a post-halter. This has a whiff of syllogism to it, which makes me askeert. I am left with one intriguing question: What the hell is substance P? Peroxide? Pineapple juice? Pee? I know my mood is markedly elevated when these substances are removed from my gut. :lol:

:lol: I, too, am askeert!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell IS substance P? We HAVE to know!!!!!!!!!!! :huh:

Hehe you Pooh-bahtically Grand grammarians just don't like to embrace the scientific or mathematical concept of the unknown variable, do you? ;)

We don't need to know what substance P is to run a successful experiment. :P

the HELL you say! We do TOO need to know what substance P is!!!!!!!!!!! how can we ameliorate the situation if we don't know what substance PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE is????????????????????

spicy food does NOT hurt the gut, BTW.

;)

OMG - I have just had THREE glasses of $2 chardonnay. :huh: Two-buck Chuck they like to call it here.

I think I may have to barf now (am somewhat of a bulimic drinker) :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

but........I'm not as sad as I was earlier today.

:lol:

:blink:


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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On Saturday night I have 5 cosmo's with potato vodka....we had been watching a movie just sitting on the couch....it hit me when I stood up! I am usually not a big drinker at all :)


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:lol: I, too, am askeert!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell IS substance P? We HAVE to know!!!!!!!!!!! :huh:

Do Nah-ahht!!

the HELL you say! We do TOO need to know what substance P is!!!!!!!!!!! how can we ameliorate the situation if we don't know what substance PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE is????????????????????

:lol::lol:

OMG - I have just had THREE glasses of $2 chardonnay. :huh: Two-buck Chuck they like to call it here.

Hehe I couldn't beLIEEEEVE at a Phx T-joe's they were selling it for THREE bucks!!

Charles Shaw isn't it? I made mention of it not being 2buck Chuck anymore & they looked at me like I was nuts and making sh.... stuff up!

But in SJ it's the expected $2.


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I wonder if our yeti howls?

Only when he was home sick and got a tad upset

Absolutely no coyotes wandering around London - but we do have loads of red foxes who would eat up kitty Will without a second thought <_<

LOVE the ponydoodle!!! <ahttps://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/uploads/emoticons/default_laugh.png' alt=':lol:'> ....... but someone's got to get Bev one of these - she'll love it!!!!!!


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