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  • TacomaDiver
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    After a mix up at the post office, this beautiful book arrived today:
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    I really love this series has turned out and it looks great next to its matching friends:
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    (The angle makes it appear as if Speaker is a tad shorter - Jerad even asked me about it. I double-checked and it's the same size as the others.)

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Today and yesterday brought some fun new books:

    Suntup's Artist Edition of The Island of Doctor Moreau by HG Wells
    Earthling's Dark Across the Bay by Ania Ahlborn
    SST's Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

    The Amazon driver should also be dropping off Chasing the Boogeyman from a Richard Chizmar later tonight too.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    That’s a great looking puppy! Congratulations!

    We lost two of our pack in January of this year, one week apart. The first was only with us a year and we took her in from my wife’s grandparents who couldn’t take care of her any longer. The second was the heart and soul of the house and was a pretty hard hit. We still have two other dogs, a rabbit, and a year-old disabled cat. We’ve thought about a getting a puppy, but we’re just not ready yet. Maybe one day.
    It's hard losing a pet. For me they've always been more than just a pet - they're family.

    When I got divorced, my ex tossed all of our cats (I could only take mine - I had him prior to that relationship) outside. They were all declawed house cats. They stood no chance. Still infuriates me.

    Olive was my best friend - I still believe I was more devastated when she passed than I was for family members.

    One day you'll find the room again for another.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Last weekend, we did another marathon drive back to Washington - 1300 miles each way.

    The reason - to pick up this little bundle of joy:
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    Her name is Rocinante (or Roci for short.) She just turned seven weeks old yesterday and is proving to be a lot of fun and quite the handful. I forgot how puppies were.

    My brother sent us a text message last month about finally getting a new dog (his dog, Koda, passed away a few years ago) and I thought it would be fun to get a sibling from the same litter, if available. And there were two black females left, so my wife and I talked, and the next thing you knew, we were driving to Washington to pick her up.

    Ember, my brother's dog, is the little charcoal lab in the lower right hand corner.

    We tried to avoid the breeder situation, but after so many failed and frustrating attempts at a rescue, we gave up.

    After my Olive passed away in March of last year, it took us awhile before we wanted another dog. Roci is the perfect fit - even if the two cats disagree.
    That’s a great looking puppy! Congratulations!

    We lost two of our pack in January of this year, one week apart. The first was only with us a year and we took her in from my wife’s grandparents who couldn’t take care of her any longer. The second was the heart and soul of the house and was a pretty hard hit. We still have two other dogs, a rabbit, and a year-old disabled cat. We’ve thought about a getting a puppy, but we’re just not ready yet. Maybe one day.

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  • mhatchett
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    Very sweet!!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Last weekend, we did another marathon drive back to Washington - 1300 miles each way.

    The reason - to pick up this little bundle of joy:
    IMG_5534.JPG

    Her name is Rocinante (or Roci for short.) She just turned seven weeks old yesterday and is proving to be a lot of fun and quite the handful. I forgot how puppies were.

    My brother sent us a text message last month about finally getting a new dog (his dog, Koda, passed away a few years ago) and I thought it would be fun to get a sibling from the same litter, if available. And there were two black females left, so my wife and I talked, and the next thing you knew, we were driving to Washington to pick her up.

    Ember, my brother's dog, is the little charcoal lab in the lower right hand corner.

    We tried to avoid the breeder situation, but after so many failed and frustrating attempts at a rescue, we gave up.

    After my Olive passed away in March of last year, it took us awhile before we wanted another dog. Roci is the perfect fit - even if the two cats disagree.
    Beautiful pup, congratulations! the cats love him, they have to play tough to set boundaries!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by mulleins View Post
    The two cats will come around. A stunning dog welcomed into your family. Congratulations.
    Thanks!

    Our older cat seems to be the most accepting of the new puppy, We think he doesn't mind other pets, he just wants to be the only cat. Whereas our younger cat is being a punk.

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  • mulleins
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    The two cats will come around. A stunning dog welcomed into your family. Congratulations.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Last weekend, we did another marathon drive back to Washington - 1300 miles each way.

    The reason - to pick up this little bundle of joy:
    IMG_5534.JPG

    Her name is Rocinante (or Roci for short.) She just turned seven weeks old yesterday and is proving to be a lot of fun and quite the handful. I forgot how puppies were.

    My brother sent us a text message last month about finally getting a new dog (his dog, Koda, passed away a few years ago) and I thought it would be fun to get a sibling from the same litter, if available. And there were two black females left, so my wife and I talked, and the next thing you knew, we were driving to Washington to pick her up.

    Ember, my brother's dog, is the little charcoal lab in the lower right hand corner.

    We tried to avoid the breeder situation, but after so many failed and frustrating attempts at a rescue, we gave up.

    After my Olive passed away in March of last year, it took us awhile before we wanted another dog. Roci is the perfect fit - even if the two cats disagree.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Jargendeli View Post
    Reading ROVERS now. Highly recommended.
    That's great to hear. I keep coming back to this one, but haven't pulled the trigger on it yet. But I've sure come close several times...it really sounds good, and I like what I've read previously by him.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Jargendeli View Post
    Reading ROVERS now. Highly recommended.
    Starting it now. The SST edition of the new Dean Koontz book, Devoted, came in today's mail, and I sat down with it at 4:30 this afternoon and didn't stop reading until the end (574 pages). Great book!

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Jargendeli View Post
    Reading ROVERS mow. Highly recommended.
    1976 the year I joined the Army!! The book is really moving along. I like it a lot.

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  • Jargendeli
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    Reading ROVERS now. Highly recommended.
    Last edited by Jargendeli; 08-04-2021, 12:33 AM.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    My copy of Richard Lange's Rovers Arrived today. Jumping right into it!

    https://smile.amazon.com/Rovers-Rich...7944849&sr=8-2
    That sounds good! I'll have to pick that up.

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  • mhatchett
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    My copy of Richard Lange's Rovers Arrived today. Jumping right into it!

    https://smile.amazon.com/Rovers-Rich...7944849&sr=8-2

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