Victory Over Da Agony Of Da Feet

I have really messed up feet. It used to just be a hassle to get shoes because my feet are two different sizes and they are also wide, but after having kids my feet became a nightmare. They hurt all the time. They make it hard to fall asleep and then they wake me up repeatedly, and if I am in a sub-par pair of shoes, my feet cripple up my whole body in muscle spasms and walking all our dogs is misery.

Visiting brick and mortar shoe stores has long been an exercise in frustration and futility as nobody around here carries decent wide shoes and even if I find a wide pair the fit is still all wrong somehow but it often isn’t that evident until I wear them for a day or so and then I get to regret wasting all that money and the shoes get passed on to somebody who doesn’t mind slightly used nearly new shoes and whose feet aren’t all messed up like mine are.

So I started shopping for shoes online, preferring places with free return policies because I know the odds are slim that something I buy will actually fit. Again I had problems, because some shoes that seemed ok at first turned out to have been cheaply made and hurt my feet within a few days but they are already “worn” so they can’t get sent back and some relative of mine gets another “new” pair of shoes or they go to the local donation box.

However, about a month ago, I decided to invest in a pair of Dr.Comfort brand shoes, that I saw on Amazon, because they claim to be designed for people with bad feet. I got a pair of cute “hiking” shoes, and let me tell you, they are the first pair of shoes I have worn in well over a decade that do not make my feet feel worse! They don’t squeeze my toes, or press down on the sensitive tops of my feet, or make my arches spaz out, and no matter how many darned dogs I have to walk every day, these shoes do not make my feet cause my back to hurt! The soles don’t slide off to the side like every other danged pair of shoes I’ve owned in the last 20 years, and they are not hard to get on and off, which is important to me because my hands are kind of messed up too. They weren’t cheap, but they also aren’t cheaply made and I have paid more for poorer quality shoes before so I am satisfied. Finally!

By the time I am done with THESE shoes, they will be worn out completely, so apologies in advance to the people who used to get my barely used shoes.


Dr. Comfort says their shoes are for diabetics, but really, I think they’re great for anybody who has failed to find a decent fit in other brands, and if you shop through my Amazon links, I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

 


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Gone to the Dogs

Who wants to see some adorable puppies?

I do eventually get around to doing what I say I’m going to do sometimes. I finally put the pictures from my old phone onto a computer so I can add them to blog posts. Yay, me!

On October 7, 2016, our Bella, the beautiful white Siberian Husky, delivered six little half breed pups, who were fathered by Oreo, who is a Dalmatian Black Lab mix.

Bellah’s Siberian Husky Dalmatian Lab Puppies.

Here is my little Bessie, who fit in the palm of one of our family’s Best Friend’s hand when she was just a day old:

They grew fast, and there was so many of them that Bellah needed my help around the clock for several months, but now they are nearly as big as their parents, or in puppy Becket’s case, bigger than them already!  Pic dump time!

Slatey Cat babysitting puppies
Puppies with Pumpkin Kitten
Slatey Cat with Misty Puppy
Misty Puppy at puppies’ 1st vet visit
Bellah insisted on going with her puppies to vet visits
Sleepy little puppies

Now they are much bigger (and they tore up the floor – good thing we will replace it one day anyway):

Bessie! So little at the time
Bessie, getting bigger!
Momma Bellah, still lovely
Pumpkin Kitten is still little!
Bessie and Misty, Teddy or Becket in back
Becket, once the runt, now the largest of all pups!
Teddy!

Zeke the cat with puppies when they were still little.

We gave two puppies away to our family’s best friends, and we kept four. They are almost 6 months old now and they are big beasties. We have two girls, Bessie and Misty, and two boys, Becket and Teddy. They are getting huge, but the girl puppies are spoiled like their mom and hog my bed along with Bellah and a bunch of cats. The king sized bed barely has room for me and hubby, but at least it’s warm! Here are pictures of the puppies taken just a few days ago while they played in their puppy yard outside:

Bellah and Misty

Bessie
Misty
Teddy
Becket

Their father, Oreo, only liked the pups until they became bigger than cat sized, now he prefers the company of the cats again, and he’ll try to bite the pups if he gets the chance so we keep them apart for the sake of harmony. I did get a shot of him with Bessie before he started biting everyone again though (please ignore the peepee pads, potty training pups ain’t easy):

I hope you enjoyed the puppy show! They are mayhem, but the cats love them (especially Slatey, he can’t get enough of the dogs, and Pumpkin Kitten who sees them as siblings – she even wags her tail like a dog when she plays with them), and so do all the people here. Life is better with puppies no matter how hard you have to work for them. Everyone has all of their shots and their momma Bellah is spayed now, so the next big thing will be to get the puppies neutered. If you’d like to help make doing that a little bit easier for us, please consider hitting ye olde tip jar if you can, thanks!

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#TrumpDay – Keep Calm And MAGA On Edition

The moment you have been waiting for all week has finally arrived. Yes, it is, again, TrumpDay!

My Donald is still facing opposition from the loony left and their duplicitous elitist  enablers who are allegedly on the right, but that didn’t stop him from continuing his mission to MAGA:

Trump takes a chainsaw to another major Obama-era green rule

Adrienne offers some helpful suggestions for how patriotic Americans can keep the faith and their sanity in this era of hyperventilating fake news that is intended to make people think the worst of President Trump no matter how freaking awesome he is:

  • Quit watching the Sunday talk shows and becoming outraged over stuff you can’t do anything about.
  • Take walks and connect with nature.
  •  If you have a hobby that has taken a back seat to all this turmoil maybe it’s time to get back to engaging your creative self.
  • Read a book
  • Start a garden
  • Build something
  • Keep a hand-written journal
  • Pray

RTWT

Bill Quick (the guy who named the blogosphere) is well aware that the GOP jerks (and the lunatic left, of course) are attempting to undermine My President  at every turn:

It’s now fairly obvious that Trump is under siege from both the Cuck GOPe right and the Socialist Democrat left.  The right, controlling congress, is seeking to stymie him at every turn, simply by refusing to pass the campaign priorities on which he was elected.

The left, on the other hand, is seeking to stymie him via their effective control of the judicial system, launching hundreds, perhaps thousands of suits seeking to tie up anything he tries to do directly from the White House.

And make no mistake, this is a full mobilization of the Ruling Class and its Ruling Party in a war on Trump.  That given, I’m not sure that simple “deal making” will be able to deal with forces like these whose only objective seems to be to destroy his presidency.

It may take more.  We’ll see if Trump has anything more up his sleeve.

I’ll back him all the way if he wants to go the full nasty.

If My Donald decides to take the gloves off and get “nasty” with those sumbitches, I will also not just continue to support him but I will do it with great enthusiasm and cheer the whole effing way when he beats those jackasses down. They hate regular working people and their families, and this becomes clearer every day, so screw them. Build the wall, deport the invaders, enforce our laws and put an end to the ridiculously suicidal practice of islamocoddling that this country has been engaging in since September 11, 2001 when our response to the murders of thousands of our own people by muslims for islam was to bend over and kiss their raised behinds.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, I give you another memetastic Trump movie parody video, TOTAL MAGA, enjoy!

Happy TrumpDay, y’all, MAGA!

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#TrumpDay – Spring Cleaning Edition

Happy TrumpDay, once again! Today is the third day of Spring, which means that, for many people, is also time to get ready for spring cleaning. I know My Donald is hard at work trying to Drain The Swamp despite massive opposition coming from left and right by elitist dweebs, and it is my fervent hope that he will include some deep cleaning of the corrupt and/or incompetent Secret Service employees whose disgusting failures continue to put him in danger.

Daily Pundit heads up a post with a question to which the answer is, “Yes”:
Is The Secret Service Another Swamp In Need of Draining?

At iOTWReport, BigFurHat makes this observation:
One Gets The Sense That Trump is Being “Serpicoed”

Frank Serpico wasn’t shot by his colleagues, they just weren’t there for him when he needed them most. The atmosphere around the white house has that feel.

With the amount of ever increasing hostility directed at Trump and the ever increasing propensity for violence demonstrated by kooks who’ve been protesting rioting across the country, I hope and pray that My Donald has some trusted PRIVATE security folks protecting him until he gets the chance to clean out the dead weight of slackers and commies in the Secret Service.

Speaking of dead weight, why does James Comey still have a job?

Moving on to better and happier news…

President Trump continues to MAGA and has signed NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, returning to us NASA as a space agency instead of its most recent incarnation (under Obama) as a government agency whose primary mission was to make muslims “feel good” about themselves and their imaginary contributions to civilization. Good.

 

Here’s something interesting, watch Legal Latino Heat melt a stupid snowflake on a train in New York City (language warning: Legal Latino curses the leftist jackass out, in NY style, cuz the jackass deserves it and those antifa goons ARE assholes):

 

Let’s wrap this post up with a tribute to special melty snowflakes everywhere with Friends in Safe Spaces:


Here are the lyrics:

Blame it all on our roots we never wore boots
and never once played in the street
We feel very bitter
get our news off of Twitter
And we just can’t handle defeat

You saw the surprise and the fear in our eyes
When Donald became president
Screamed this can’t be true
Americas through
And to the safe spaces we went

I’ve got friends in Safe Spaces
And If you don’t go with us
Then you must be racist
That is our catch phrase
Where is my latte

Come on in and let’s get cozy
Showing off participation trophies
Watching CNN
In Safe Spaces

Well we all get along
And sing happy songs
And watch movies by Michael Moore
We hate the alt right
We’ve got puppies on site
And we lay around on the floor

Oh there’s coloring books
And sad long faced looks
And tears just explode from our face
But give us an hour we’re delicate flowers
We just need an embrace…..

Oh I’ve got friends in Safe Spaces
If you don’t go with us
Then you must be racist
That is our catch phrase
Where is my latte

Come on in and let’s get cozy
Showing off participation trophies
Watching CNN
In Safe Spaces

Happy TrumpDay, y’all, MAGA!

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Slammo Bammo

It takes me forever to get around to doing much of anything that isn’t pet or childcare related these days. Sorry about that! BigFurHat at iOTWReport interviewed me about my trip to The Other Side about a month ago, and now, I am finally posting it here:

 

One of my most favorite places on the interwebz is the comments section beneath posts at iOTW, and in the comments section the day BFH posted my interview, the big takeaway was my use of the term “Slammo Bammo”, which I don’t think I ever used before that time. Check out the post HERE.

In other news, you may have noticed that I removed “of the Resistance” from this blog’s tagline (or whatever the heck you call it). Why? Because the language butchering commie pinko rat bastard jackasses of the proggy left have decided to use and abuse the phrase in their “resistance” to my Donald and all things that are patriotic and or sane. I don’t want any new person who may stumble across this humble website to get the wrong idea about which side I am on! I am on America’s side, always have been and I always will be. Heck, one of the reason’s why I asked to get sent back from The Great Beyond was so I could live to see Donald Trump get inaugurated and to enjoy watching him work to Make America Great Again!

In dog news, we just got momma Bellah spayed, and she is recovering well. Puppies are now five months old and they are nearly as big as their parents. We kept four and gave two to our family’s best friends. The bulk of my puppy pictures are on  my old cell phone, and I promise that I will eventually get them posted here. I think part of me may be afraid of jinxing these dogs after the tragic loss of our first set of puppies, which we are all still hurting over. Our first puppies would have celebrated their first birthday at the end of this past February had they lived, and they are very much on my mind even as I am surrounded by the puppies we have now. I don’t think I’ll ever get over losing my Boys, but I am determined to do the very best I can for the puppies we have, even though it has already killed me (briefly) once. All puppies are fully vaccinated and they will soon be getting spayed/neutered (we have two girl pups and two boy pups). They are very good dogs, and the cats, especially Pumpkin Kitten, love them very much.

It is now time for me to get back to home stuff. I’ll be back to the blog when I can. See ya soon!

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#TrumpDay Classy Edition

Let us begin with something lovely – here is our First Lady, Melania Trump, as she receives a standing ovation at last night’s big speech to Congress by President Donald Trump:


No scowl there. How refreshing!

Here is the speech, in its entirety, for your enjoyment:


MOTUS reveals to us that President Trump was so awesome that even the fake news of the opposition party propagandist media had to admit it. Read all about it HERE!

Doug Ross has a virtual cornucopia of post-address coverage, with his inimitable Larwyn’s Linx, HERE – Doug’s site is a great place to find news and blog fodder every single day so bookmark his homepage if you haven’t already!

Pamela Geller kindly provides the full text of President Trump’s magnificent speech – and she also gives us the best headline of the day:

Trump’s First Joint Address: Historic, Spectacular — President’s Shining Hour: Trump Era is Born

The Democrats in attendance showed their standard level of class in their behavior last night:

Democrats Refuse To Applaud America Putting Its Own Citizens First – iOTWReport

Dianny at The Patriot Retort sums up how the commies Democrats in the audience responded to President Trump’s fantastic address, HERE, be sure to read it all!

A bunch of frumpy sourpuss dems commies in attendance wore white last night, apparently a nod to the Ku Klux Klan’s white robes (the KKK was founded by the Democrats, after all). The ugly marshmallows gesticulated a bunch of thumbs downs, and they booed and hissed at the President, especially when he announced that the government would be doing outreach to the American victims of foreign criminal invaders. Stay classy, bitches!

The Communist Democratic Party “rebuttal” wasn’t any more winning than the way the jackasses behaved at the address, in fact, it sucked, bigly:

Weird, No? Democrats Replace Rebuttal Speech With Lunesta Sleeping Aid Commercial… – The Last Refuge

Lots of good stuff out in the Dextrosphere today. Here is a great quote from Professor Donald Douglas at American Power:

President Trump, more than any time I can recall, proved that he’s the man we need for this country at this moment in history. It was freakin’ beautiful.

It sure was!

Here are some more great headlines and links to entertain and enlighten as you go about the rest of this glorious TrumpDay:

#trumpaddress The Worst Day #NeverTrump and Democrats ever had – DaTechGuyBlog

Trump: ‘A New Chapter of American Greatness Is Now Beginning’ – The Other McCain

Do the Democrats Have Anything Left But Vapid Gestures and Derangement? – Gay Patriot

It Was A Bases Loaded Home Run – Diogenes

Jamiel Shaw, Sr. – Father of Son Killed by Illegal – on Democrats in Congress: “I Ignore Them Like They Ignore Me” (Video) – The Gateway Pundit

Dems Response Address After Trump Punctuates How Lost They Are – iOTWReport.com

Happy TrumpDay, y’all, MAGA!

 

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#TrumpDay Depends On Your Time Zone Edition

Here in New York it is already Thursday as I write this, but in other parts of the country it remains Wednesday for a wee bit longer, so as part of my grand back from the dead and beyond celebration, here is my first post-election TrumpDay post for you!
Dancing Donald, because it’s cute:


This next one explains how President Trump won the world with the help of memetastic awesomeness and gives a great overall review of the past year’s leftist and psuedo-right-wing insanity:


God Bless America and God Bless PRESIDENT TRUMP!

MAGA!
 

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Yes, I AM Back (from the DEAD, even!)

So, I had a heart attack, and it killed me…

Hi everyone, it has been a while, hasn’t it?

If you read Da Tech Guy Blog (and you should), you may have noticed that there is a new article by yours truly posted, HERE – it is my first published work in many months and the first of 2017. I hope it will be the first of many but with my medical issues we just can’t place any safe bets.

About a month ago, I had a severe Adrenal Crisis from my Addison’s Disease and it killed me, briefly, stopped my heart and sent me out of my body and to the Other Side before The Lord very kindly sent me back. I am still recovering, but I remember everything about the experience and am changed in ways that I cannot even begin to explain or understand because of it.

After five long and brutal years of treatment for late stage Lyme and other tick borne diseases, I am in remission from them and have much of my mind back and I can move around much better than I used to be able to and that has been a godsend.

Now I just have to get a handle on the Addison’s Disease, which has been out of control since late fall and caused me to lose sixty pounds in four weeks right before I died (and came back). I am happy for the weight loss even though it was scary to lose so much so fast, as I am finally back to my normal size (which is that of a small person) and I can wear my old clothes that I like again.

Please keep me in your prayers, if you don’t mind!

I have a lot more to say about a lot of things, but I wanted to quickly get this up here so you know I’m alive and that I am returning to blog about puppies (and share their pictures) and MY President Donald J. Trump (oh, yes, it IS Trump Day so stay tuned), and whatever else comes up as soon as I can.

I am still very weak from my little Heart Attack a few weeks ago, but I am a little stronger every day and with some prayers from my friends perhaps we can expedite my healing. I love and miss you all and look forward to hanging out with you in the comments here and at our friends’ blogs’ comments sections again soon!

Sincerely Yours,

Mare (Zilla)

 

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Puppies for Trump

Yesterday was, again, TrumpDay. This blog proudly and enthusiastically supports Donald Trump for President of the United States of America – no matter what the left, and their sycophantic elitist enablers on the right, say or do. MAGA!

It is important that the above was said before saying anything else after a whole Wednesday went by and for the first time in months I failed to put up a TrumpDay post. I would not want anyone to think that I had been moved in the slightest away from my Donald by the ridiculous stunts being pulled to try to derail the Trump Train.

I have just been very busy at home.

Six Baby Siberian Husky Dalmatian Lab Puppies.
Six Baby Siberian Husky Dalmatian Lab Puppies.

 





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#TrumpDay Gladiator Cowboy and Cube Edition

Guess what day it is? That’s right, it’s TrumpDay again!

What time is it?

Here’s something for The Lord of the Rings fans – Lord of the West: The Trump Towers

This one is from primary season, but still totally awesome: Donald Trump – The American Gladiator

Here’s something for the ladies! The Naked Cowboy endorses Donald Trump, a lot!

Here’s one for the guys: beauty and brains for Trump!

Happy TrumpDay, everyone, MAGA!

 

 

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