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Okay... so I spoke WAY too soon about there not being any snow in Maine!! We woke up to about 6 inches of snow on the ground on Friday morning! I was right about Hailie's reaction... she HATED it... she is such a princess that wet feet are not an option, not to mention wet, COLD feet!! After a few times outside, however, she adjusted nicely and wanted to stay outside to play in it... so, the novelty of winter has quickly faded... more snow and ice expected tonight!

Also, I was reading someone's post about taking their dog to work with them... a great topic! I am a Registered Nurse and the director of a 30-bed Alzheimer's Residential Care Center... I have been bringing Hailie to work with me since she was only a few month's old... she LOVES it here... she knows when it is time to leave for the day... it is amazing to me that a new little puppy, very high strung, can settle down in the arms of an elderly person with Alzheimer's disease... it is like she realizes the deficits and accomodates for them... pretty amazing, as I was nervous about bringing her with me initially. The folks here LOVE her and they get upset when I don't bring her in... but, even high strung puppies need a day off now and again! She is so busy here at work spreading her love that she is totally exhausted by the end of the day and sleeps all the way home and most of the evening! She does very good work, though.

I even wrote a "Bring Your Dog to Work" policy for the facility... just for Hailie... who already was well aware of her importance and superiority!!!

Have a great day all!!!
 

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That is great that you get to bring Hallie with you. I wish my company allowed this. We tried to get them to let us on Bring your dog to work day but they didn't go for it.

We got a little (less then 1/4") last week. It was just enough to make the grass wet but not the side walks. Lexi was not sure about it. It took some coaxing to get her to go onto the grass. By mid morning it was all melted so I'm not counting that as her first snow. Plus I didn't have my camera with me.
 

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Originally posted by Nichole@Dec 6 2004, 04:38 PM
Where in Maine are you located?  I vacationed there a few years back and had the best time.  I white water rafted and kayaked--sooooo much fun.  We were in Bar harbor and another town which the name escapes me right now.  I have a dream to build a log cabin house up there some day.  It was so cool to wake up and see moose wandering around outside our cabin.  We have deer here, but nothing like that!

We had snow for Thanksgiving, but it has all since melted.  I was so excited to see what Toby was going to do.  At first he was leary, but soon he was running in it and eating it.  Then he decided to stand in it and not move.  Weirdo!  I guess he doesn't mind it.  It also helps that Wally (our Beagle) kind of shows him the ropes.
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We live in Augusta, the capital city of Maine... central part of the state... there really isn't much that compares to a moose, for sure! I live in the city now... but grew up out in the woods with the deer, bear and moose!! I love Maine... in the summer, but could easily move somewhere else in the winter... I can handle the first few months... but after that... forget it! Nine months of winter is a lot for anyone to handle!!
 

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Originally posted by Nichole@Dec 6 2004, 02:38 PM
Where in Maine are you located?  I vacationed there a few years back and had the best time.  I white water rafted and kayaked--sooooo much fun.  We were in Bar harbor and another town which the name escapes me right now.  I have a dream to build a log cabin house up there some day.  It was so cool to wake up and see moose wandering around outside our cabin.  We have deer here, but nothing like that!

We had snow for Thanksgiving, but it has all since melted.  I was so excited to see what Toby was going to do.  At first he was leary, but soon he was running in it and eating it.  Then he decided to stand in it and not move.  Weirdo!  I guess he doesn't mind it.  It also helps that Wally (our Beagle) kind of shows him the ropes.
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I forgot that you guys got a lot of snow. It missed most of Iowa. My aunt lives in Missouri and she said they got a 6 inches or so but that it melt pretty quick,
 

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I woke up to snow this morning...
That's Michigan for ya... I can't believe it has taken so long to start with the bitterly cold weather....

I take Tini to the nursing home whenever I go to visit my Nani (my mom's mom) who has Alzheimer's. Some days she thinks she is cute and some days she just thinks she is a part of my shirt
She is so cute though...all of the ladies on Nani's floor just love her.
 

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that is great that you can bring her to work...good for her socialization and good for all of your patients!

we dont get snow here in louisiana..parker will have to wait until i finish vet school and we can travel to coler places. i would like to experience snow myself, even though i know most people hate it...it seems so beautiful on tv


cant wait to hear more about the adventures of halie
 

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I love the thought of your patients holding and cuddling her! That is so great. You are doing wonderful things for your patients in more than one way.

No snow in south Mississippi. Can't say I miss it, but bet its beautiful.
 

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Originally posted by nataliecmu@Dec 6 2004, 03:53 PM
I woke up to snow this morning... 
That's Michigan for ya... I can't believe it has taken so long to start with the bitterly cold weather....

I take Tini to the nursing home whenever I go to visit my Nani (my mom's mom) who has Alzheimer's. Some days she thinks she is cute and some days she just thinks she is a part of my shirt 
She is so cute though...all of the ladies on Nani's floor just love her.
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My aunt and cousins live in Linwood, Michigan... they are always calling us to tell us they have a lot of snow!
 

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im so jealous that hallie seems totally perfect. our dogs still want to play a little rough with my grandma.
but she doesnt care most of the time,thank god. she has alzheimers and every now and then she gets in her moods and tries to push the dogs away.
they dont understand why.

anyway, its awesome to see another parent thats totally active with their baby.
 

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Originally posted by Kaley@Dec 6 2004, 08:48 PM
Never seen snow! 

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Okay already!!! It is STILL snowing in Maine... and I can't help but feel responsible!!!

For those who have never seen snow... consider yourselves lucky! The driving is terrible today... and it is not supposed to stop until tomorrow!!
 
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