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(Vanity) German Shepherd Needs Good Home Quickly (Help a FReeper out -Mod)
Self | 3/30/12 | Pops88

Posted on 03/30/2012 7:26:44 PM PDT by pops88

I just sent the following to someone involved with animal rescue, and wanted to share with Freepers. It's been a very hard day here :

I found out last night my family has to move overseas in the next 5 days because of my husband's job. I have a highly intelligent, well trained, well behaved, 4 year old German Shepherd. If I can't find a foster or permanent home, he will have to be euthanized. I've worked with him extensively. He's obedient and knows many commands, but he's not been able to be socialized to other people or animals. From the time he was a puppy he was fearful of other people and I was unable change that behavior. As a family pet, he has been wonderful. He was neutered as soon as possible to avoid problems with dominance issues. Some of the commands he knows: sit, stay, lie down, leave it, drop it, take, put (here,) give, find (person/specific toy), back up,wait, shake,kiss, crate, etc.

He is pool safe. He does not enter bedrooms or bathrooms unless on command. He does not get on furniture or eat food that has not been given to him. He will not take food from counters, coffee tables or the garbage. He is housebroken. If his water is empty he will nudge his dish and sit and wait. If a toy is taken away and put up he will not try to take it back. He doesn't beg at the table. When I'm cooking he goes and lies down. He is in good health and not over weight.

He can be a big ham with doe eyes or a head plant on a knee when he wants attention. He's so smart and communicative that I've referred to him as our toddler. He was taught to heel as a puppy, but because of his fear and aggression with strangers and other animals he has not been walked on a leash for several years. He's had to be confined to our home and backyard. My husband is a pilot and was unemployed several times in the last few years because of the economy. It's been a real struggle for us. We didn't have the money to take him to a professional trainer to deal with his socialization issues, and he was too big for me to handle on walks. He would be an absolutely wonderful dog for someone willing to work with him.

I've kept a file on all his vet records and papers (purebred from East German blood lines.) We absolutely hate the thought of having to take him to the Humane Society and be put down when he's such a wonderful dog otherwise, but again, we have to move overseas on extremely short notice and we're all pretty much in shock. I live in Las Vegas and expect to be driving to Los Angeles on Tuesday.


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Maybe there's a Freeper that would like to foster or adopt my "puppy" that's a good dog, but just needs a bit of work on socialization.
1 posted on 03/30/2012 7:26:54 PM PDT by pops88
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To: pops88

Contact German Shepherd rescue of LA:

http://gsrescue.org/index.htm


2 posted on 03/30/2012 7:29:46 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: pops88

have you thought about contacting Cesar Milan to see if he could help place the dog after working with him?


3 posted on 03/30/2012 7:32:30 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: pops88

If you are going to LA, Ceaser Milan will find a home for him. No need to put him down. Sounds like he could use Ceasers help anyway. Good luck.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 7:33:59 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Oh My! I wish you good luck in your life saving effort for your Pup!


5 posted on 03/30/2012 7:38:26 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: pops88

I agree with post 2,,,,contact a German Shepherd rescue. They will know best how to place the dog in the right home.

We have rescued 2 dobermans through area rescues (IL and WI) and they are wonderful and loved just as much as the dobies we got as puppies.

A breed specific rescue knows how place their dogs. The rescues we have used keep the dogs no matter how long it takes to place them in a new home and no matter what the dog’s medical needs are.

Best of luck to you and may your doggie find it’s “forever home” as soon as possible.


6 posted on 03/30/2012 7:40:34 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

7 posted on 03/30/2012 7:41:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pops88

9 posted on 03/30/2012 7:42:40 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

Posting a photo will boost interest by 500% at least:

Snap photo, save on computer, go 2 http://www.tinypic.com.

Attempt free upload, enter the code to prove you’re not a robot.

Copy the URL you see in the bottom text cell on the page that displays 10 seconds later.

Then in a response to this thread type < img src=”” >, omitting the spaces and pasting the URL between the quote marks.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 7:46:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: pops88

Nice looking guy, pops. If I didn’t have two dogs already, I’d think about it.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 7:46:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: TheConservativeParty

I’ve contacted 2 people locally. One a professional trainer who does rescues with problem dogs, but he currently is full up. He said he’d get on the phone immediately to see what he could do with various groups. He recommended another person locally involved in rescues who asked for the email to send out to various groups/people. She said most people that do rescues have other dogs, but with my dog’s socialization issues he can’t go to a foster or permanent home with animals.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

You might try on this forum, but be warned, this can be a rather blunt bunch of GSD experts (and not so experts):

http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/


13 posted on 03/30/2012 7:59:05 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: gaijin

Yeah, took me a little while. I’ve been scrambling here today with packing and a bit frazzled.

“Contact German Shepherd rescue of LA”

Done.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 7:59:11 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

I don’t know what I’d do if I had to give up my dogs, let alone so quickly like that. I am sorry for your heartbreaking situation. I bet there is a rescue out there that will take him. Keep looking. When we last needed to add a dog and found that the Wisconsin Doberman Rescue had no dogs available, we easily found the Illinois Doberman Rescue and had a dog within 2 weeks. The internet made it so easy to find a doberman who needed a new home. That rescue takes in dogs with all kinds of special needs, physical or behavioral. They even take non-dobermans and cats. Perhaps the trainer you mentioned will come up with a solution for you. I sure hope so.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 8:00:00 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: pops88

Beautiful and kind puppy!
God Bless him and find him a new home!


16 posted on 03/30/2012 8:03:01 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: the OlLine Rebel

In case you’re not pinged...


17 posted on 03/30/2012 8:05:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: nuconvert; SunTzuWu
Unfortunately Ceaser Milan nor his organization can help.

From their website:

We appreciate your concern and your passion in aiding dogs in very unfortunate situations. Cesar and his entire team wish that there was something they could do personally for every one of these dogs, but as you can imagine, we receive hundreds upon hundreds of these requests each week, and sadly, it just isn’t possible. Please know that we are working diligently through the non-profit organization, The Millan Foundation (http://www.millanfoundation.org), to support the work of shelters and rescues across the country that are doing all they can to fight pet overpopulation. It is our hope that one day we will be able to help each and every dog that finds itself in such horrible circumstances.

18 posted on 03/30/2012 8:06:51 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: SunTzuWu

Per Caesar Millan’s site FAQs:

“15.I know of a dog that will be put down unless someone helps.
We appreciate your concern and your passion in aiding dogs in very unfortunate situations. Cesar and his entire team wish that there was something they could do personally for every one of these dogs, but as you can imagine, we receive hundreds upon hundreds of these requests each week, and sadly, it just isn’t possible.”


19 posted on 03/30/2012 8:12:18 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

pops88,

You are in a very tough situation regarding surrendering a dog to a German Shepherd rescue in the LA area.

The typical wait time to surrender a GSD is about two to six months for the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, likely the same for Westside GSR, Coastal GSR, and GSRLA (you can try the others, though).

Here is information on surrendering your dog:

http://www.gsroc.org/surrendering.asp


20 posted on 03/30/2012 8:16:49 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: pops88

PLEASE don’t put that healthy dog to sleep. Thst would be horrible.

If i can be of any help, just let me know. I would be glad to research places that help, and ask a local place i have fostered through if they recommend a local place.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 8:20:25 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: pops88

Have you tried calling your local police/sheriff’s offices, or the local Army recruiter?
They might be able to use a 4 year old, well-behaved, good looking dog like him.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 8:27:25 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: pops88; HairOfTheDog

I can’t remember who has the latest doggie ping list. It was Hairofthedog a long time ago.

I would try posting it on your local FR board (Vegas? possible LA delivery?)

Love the doggies. Let’s see what I can do about alerting your local board.


23 posted on 03/30/2012 8:40:29 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: pops88

Once again I am disgusted and upset that when “plans change and a helpless and dependent animal becomes inconvenient to his family, the phrase “put down” is used. Kids can be inconvenient too Hope and pray this beautiful dog finally gets his ‘forever’ home with people who will truly love him this time around.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 8:49:21 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: pops88; Brad's Gramma

Perhaps Grammy can help?
I wish I could take him, but I’m too far away..
He’s beautiful!
Praying for you both!


25 posted on 03/30/2012 8:50:48 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: mplsconservative; Jim Robinson

Jim,

I’m pinging you to this thread because I tried to post on other state boards and was flummoxed. Wouldn’t be the first time. :)

Is there anyway we can help these folks out with the local boards? Sounds like some loving people with a great dog. Thanks!


26 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:24 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: tumblindice

“Have you tried calling your local police/sheriff’s offices, or the local Army recruiter?
They might be able to use a 4 year old, well-behaved, good looking dog like him.”

Hadn’t thought about that. Hard to have a clear head when I just found out last night we’re moving and I’ve got about 4 days to pack. Our living conditions have been pretty stable the last 8 years. When we’ve moved we’ve accommodated the dog. Back in 2000 we had a Shepherd we were looking at spending a lot of money on and putting into quarantine because we had to move to Hawaii. We had travel arrangements made for him, vet lined up, etc. A friend said he knew someone with the police who worked with their dogs and if we wanted he would come and evaluate him. The dog passed, and we thought it would be kinder to the dog to let the police use him than put him in the belly of a plane for hours and then in quarantine for 60 days. It was pretty heart wrenching. If there was any way I could take “puppy” I would.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:54 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; pops88; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

Off-topic ping.


28 posted on 03/30/2012 8:56:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pops88; Joe 6-pack

What state are you in?

Joe...did you see this?


29 posted on 03/30/2012 8:57:29 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: DefeatCorruption

“Once again I am disgusted and upset that when “plans change and a helpless and dependent animal becomes inconvenient to his family, the phrase “put down” is used. Kids can be inconvenient too Hope and pray this beautiful dog finally gets his ‘forever’ home with people who will truly love him this time around.”

And what would you do if you were told you had to move overseas in 4 days? Should I leave my husband? Oh, maybe the real kind thing to do would be to abandon the dog on the street or drop him in a field /sarc. My dog is at my side all day long except the few hours I run errands. Like I don’t already have a dagger in my heart.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 8:58:53 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88
Ping to keep this thread up.

German Shepherds are great dogs. Wish I could take him.

31 posted on 03/30/2012 8:59:13 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’m in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m going to L.A. on Tuesday or Wednesday. The 727 captain already bought us an extra day.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 9:02:01 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; pops88

Thanks, MS.B....

pops, another thing....ask your vet!! Does he/she know of any kind soul??


33 posted on 03/30/2012 9:02:01 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: pops88

IF you have a Facebook account, FRmail me your name....we can do all we can THERE to network in this short time...

Geez, I feel bad for you...


34 posted on 03/30/2012 9:04:37 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

“pops, another thing....ask your vet!! Does he/she know of any kind soul??”

My vet was the person that hooked me up with the professional trainer locally that works with rehabilitating and re-homing problem dogs. He’s full. He did say he contact some of the groups/people he knows.


35 posted on 03/30/2012 9:04:55 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

we have a german shepard ping list I am contacting.


36 posted on 03/30/2012 9:10:47 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: pops88

Contact German Shepherd Rescue!!! I donate to Coastal German Shepherd Rescue regularly

I think it is extreme to talk about putting the dog down if you don’t find a person to take him in 5 days

That is what breed rescue organizations are for

And our SPCA is a no-kill shelter for adoptable pets that are surrendered, though not for strays. So talk to the SPCA and also talk to folks on the military base, your veterinarian, and the police department about fostering your Shepherd if necessary unitl breed rescue can pick him up


37 posted on 03/30/2012 9:11:01 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: pops88

I’ll talk to my daughter and her husband in Santa Clarita, Ca. She has a male GSD who is getting very old and his hips are shot. They love the dog, but how much longer he’s going to around is anyone’s guess. That dog is spoiled rotten. Based upon what you wrote it looks like it would be a good fit. I’ll private email you with my contact info. as well as follow up that way to let you know one way or the other.


38 posted on 03/30/2012 9:11:51 PM PDT by airedale
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To: pops88
What a beautiful dog. I'll be praying that a wonderful Forever Home will be found.

How heart-breaking for you. Please do everything under the sun so euthanization is not an option.

39 posted on 03/30/2012 9:14:14 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: pops88

Sounds rather strange that you can’t spend several more days stateside to take care of personal business while your husband travels ahead to take care of arrangements at your destination.


40 posted on 03/30/2012 9:14:38 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: DefeatCorruption
Once again I am disgusted and upset that when “plans change and a helpless and dependent animal becomes inconvenient to his family, the phrase “put down” is used. Kids can be inconvenient too Hope and pray this beautiful dog finally gets his ‘forever’ home with people who will truly love him this time around.

What a freakin' putz you are to say such words to the OP. You disgust me. Your compassion extends to your elbow.

This dog is obviously well-loved. Socialized, not so much. But I don't blame it on the owner. Some just don't take, and I've had a couple. You just deal with it.

No way do I take that these folks don't love this dog. They're trying the best to assure he finds a good home, because they love him. As an add on, he sounds like he'd make a great police dog if there's a precinct that might want to adopt him.

41 posted on 03/30/2012 9:15:53 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: pops88; USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; ...
Emergency adoption alert!

GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

Flora Berkemeyer

This is a low-volume list………so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

42 posted on 03/30/2012 9:22:10 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: pops88

http://www.nevadaspca.org/
Nevada No-Kill SPCA

http://www.lvvhumane.org/index.php
Las Vegas SPCA

No Kill Animal Sanctuary- Heaven Can Wait
http://hcws.org/aboutus/hcws-overview

A reference list of animal shelters
http://www.pgaa.com/nevada.html


43 posted on 03/30/2012 9:24:06 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: pops88
...but he's not been able to be socialized to other people or animals.

What exactly does that mean, he's hostile and needs to be restrained?

44 posted on 03/30/2012 9:24:53 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Darnright

Good point. I can post if she needs it. I’ve been a member for years, but rarely read or post anymore.


45 posted on 03/30/2012 9:27:17 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: mplsconservative

“This dog is obviously well-loved. Socialized, not so much. But I don’t blame it on the owner. Some just don’t take, and I’ve had a couple. You just deal with it.”

I took my puppy to UNLV 4 days a week for an entire semester. I did everything the experts recommend. When he started showing fear, I put up a presentation board with treats by it that said “Puppy 101- help my puppy be socialized by tossing him a treat.” I sat in a recessed area with him so people weren’t too close. The best I ever got with his progression was gingerly accepting a treat by had and retreating. When he was about 3 months old, a neighbor said, “my dogs just want to say ‘hi.’ They won’t hurt him,” which was followed by him being attacked leaving him afraid of other dogs. I’ve invested a huge amount of time with my dog. Just a few days ago I sent my clicker to my parents that are working with a beagle puppy. I almost sent them a training dvd set that I was alerted in email that was on sale, but I thought that might be an over step. I’ve had dogs all my life and they’ve all been loved and obedience trained.


46 posted on 03/30/2012 9:32:09 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: DefeatCorruption

Completely out of line and beyond the pale.


47 posted on 03/30/2012 9:34:29 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: tumblindice

“Have you tried calling your local police/sheriff’s offices, or the local Army recruiter?
They might be able to use a 4 year old, well-behaved, good looking dog like him.”

That is highly doubtful with a clear temperament issue.


48 posted on 03/30/2012 9:36:52 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: pops88

Please contact GS Rescue of Orange County too. There is no need to put this dog to sleep. That’s just crazy talk. No one would do it anyway.


49 posted on 03/30/2012 9:38:03 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: silverleaf

Thank you for that list. It’s hard to think very clearly when your world gets turned upside down. As for the questions about time frame, the reason it has to happen so quickly is because of circumstances unique to my husband’s job and situation that I don’t want to go into. There is just plain no me staying behind and him making arrangements ahead.


50 posted on 03/30/2012 9:41:14 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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