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JessicaR
02-14-2006, 02:04 AM
I'm on vacation as of... right... now! Yeah! I even put a note on my phone number in the roladex that I'm on vacation and not to call me ;)

For those who don't know, I work at a very busy Target store. So after the holiday season and them cutting hours and me always being called to pick up shifts because they didn't have enough people, and working through the flu and this cold... *sigh* I'm ready for a break!

So, tomorrow I'm meeting up with Norman for a sock knitting class, on Wednesday (my birthday) is my SNB group and we may go out to dinner, then on Thursday I'm leaving for Michigan for a week to visit friends and family. :happydance:

Amber
02-14-2006, 02:44 AM
Sounds like you've got a great vacation planned! Enjoy!

Oh, and Happy Birthday!!!

JessicaR
02-14-2006, 03:53 AM
Thanks! :D

Ingrid
02-14-2006, 08:57 AM
:cheering: Gotta love a vacation! Enjoy it and get lots of guilt-free knitting in!

kemp
02-14-2006, 09:51 AM
Sounds like that will be a great vacation! Happy Birthday :)

dustinac
02-14-2006, 10:25 AM
Happy Birthday and enjoy your vacation!!! :cheering:

bjc1050
02-14-2006, 01:20 PM
For those who don't know, I work at a very busy Target store. So after the holiday season and them cutting hours and me always being called to pick up shifts because they didn't have enough people, and working through the flu and this cold... *sigh* I'm ready for a break!

So, tomorrow I'm meeting up with Norman for a sock knitting class, on Wednesday (my birthday) is my SNB group and we may go out to dinner, then on Thursday I'm leaving for Michigan for a week to visit friends and family. :happydance:

Have a Happy Birthday! That's my mother's birthday, also. :lol:

JessicaR
02-14-2006, 02:00 PM
I was due on the 3rd.. a little late there. Maybe that's why I'm always late to things! ;)

Jan in CA
02-14-2006, 02:04 PM
Yeah for you! Have fun!

BTW..I just looked at your doggie page..cute! I have one, too. LOL
http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=202244&j=t

JessicaR
02-14-2006, 02:07 PM
I swear I came across your Dogster page before but I don't know how! Cutie!

WynnieG
02-14-2006, 04:59 PM
Probably in one of the pet threads. Foofoo is so freaking ceeeyooote.

So is your beagle babe going on vacation with you, Jess? Happy Birthday, though it's a bit early!

Owen Potato says hullo - we were watching a replay of Westminster this morning. He's such a little sloth today. Every time I put down my knitting needles he's angling for a belly rub. Personally, I think my beagle needs to be chased by your beagle.

:lol:

butterflymama
02-14-2006, 05:30 PM
That sounds like a great vacation! Have fun! You deserve it!

JessicaR
02-14-2006, 06:17 PM
Nope, Rose is staying home with Daddy. Now he gets to get up 5 times a night and get kicked in the side while he's trying to sleep ;) Plus he'll take care of the rabbits who I just got done cleaning. It's a gorgeous day, 57! Hard to believe there's a winter storm warning for tomorrow!!! I have the garage open for the rabbits to get some fresh air and sunshine and Rose was rolling around in the grass and got brushed.

bjc1050
02-14-2006, 09:07 PM
Just saw FooFoo's photo. Is Coton de Tulear really a breed? My yorkie Pepper looks an awful lot like her...or would if his hair didn't tangle so easily, lol. How was the Coton de Tulear developed? Foofoo looks like she is just as loving and rambuncious as Pepper...always running...in a hurry, lol. He's a real clown...always making us laugh. He has the same sweet face as FooFoo when his hair is out of his eyes. Hoping to get him a puppy cut when the weather warms up.

WynnieG
02-14-2006, 10:32 PM
IIRC, the Coton de Tulear originated in Madagascar. They have not been available in the US for very long; first imported in 1976.

Last I heard the CTCA were not interested in promoting the Coton for recognition as a breed by the AKC, because "it is estimated that 1-in-4 dogs registered with the AKC show a severe, genetic health defect...[and] the AKC has proven a boon to the puppymill pet trade racket". The breed is gaining popularity in the US though, in spite of a schism between CTCA and FCI standards. FCI standards favor miniaturization of the breed, which goes against the grain with many European and American breeders.

I personally think they are beautiful... though I don't know if I would have the time to groom one. Looks like a full time job!

bjc1050
02-15-2006, 10:09 AM
Just found this page that gives more information. Guess there's no relationship with yorkies.
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/cotondetulear.htm

JessicaR
02-16-2006, 04:33 AM
Well, I was going to leave but the storm that they were predicting actually developed and I got a whole 2 hours of sleep at the best. So I am pushing my trip a day back. Looking out there with the white out conditions, I think I made the right decision!

Now I'll just work on my sock and watch the rest of Sex and The City Season 3. Snow day! :happydance:

JessicaR
02-17-2006, 12:17 PM
Ok, I'm off like a prom dress!

Jan in CA
02-17-2006, 02:42 PM
Yes, as you found out the Coton is a breed. She's a major cutie...as for grooming..yes they do take quite a bit. However, I keep Foofoo's hair cut so it's not too bad. I just bathe her once a week and brush her.

A few weeks before grooming.. I love it this way, but it's too much work and mats.
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/2591435-S.jpg
After..
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/5694739-S.jpg

Jenelle
02-17-2006, 02:58 PM
Jan your dog is just.. cuuuuute... :inlove:

Was she always this cute? :heart:

Jan in CA
02-17-2006, 03:14 PM
Jan your dog is just.. cuuuuute... :inlove:

Was she always this cute? :heart:

OMG yes! I'll have to see if I can find some puppy pics.

Jenelle
02-17-2006, 03:21 PM
Jan you torture us all with that cutie!! :heart:

Jouf
02-18-2006, 12:16 PM
Jan, I have to agree. That is one cute animal. I'm not a dog person, but if I was, that one could tempt me.

JessicaR
02-21-2006, 08:59 PM
Just wanted to stop in and say hey from MI. I'm on my dad's laptop. I'll be back Thursday night. I've got about 75% of my sock done. And tons of shopping in :D

JessicaR
02-23-2006, 11:40 PM
I'm back safe in Cornville USA.

Ingrid
02-24-2006, 09:03 AM
Welcome home! If that shopping included yarn, we want pics!!

JoshieLove
02-24-2006, 10:36 AM
Hope you enjoyed Michigan. You pass through Grand Rapids at all?

JessicaR
02-24-2006, 04:37 PM
Ha! That's funny. I spent 3 days in GR, we just moved here from Kentwood. My best friend and I enjoyed a pitcher of sangria at the Beltline Bar and a bottle of wine at Pietro's. We had food too, we're not complete drunks ;)