THE SPARKY REPORT #45

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Greetings, Sparky fans! That cat has been getting into trouble big time. Every time I hear a thud or crash, I know who the culprit is. It's amazing how she can make a toy out of the most mundane things. Case in point: something that tears easily and makes a pleasing sound when doing so.

Yesterday, I bought a set of drinking glasses. When I got home, I unwrapped the glasses, leaving the cushioning newsprint on my desk. Sparky discovered it, and pretty soon I heard tearing and ripping. I grabbed my camera, and this is what I saw:

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CatChew2In the below picture, Sparky is getting ready to spit out a piece of newsprint. You can see it just below her nose.
CatChew4But getting  p a p e r  stuck in her mouth doesn't stop Sparky from her mission to annihilate the entire batch of it.
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However, Sparky's thirst for destruction was not slaked by all that  p a p e r. Before she bedded down for the night, she embarked on one more adventure with her lethal teeth: chewing the ears, nose, leg, and flank of my Sandicast collector's edition Doberman statuette. If Sparky keeps this up, she'll never have a problem with tartar build-up on her teeth!
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75 thoughts on “THE SPARKY REPORT #45”

  1. She’s a riot! I know cats find paper irresistible to play with, but I haven’t heard of one eating it before. I’m sorry about your statuette; that’s the sort of behaviour one expects from a puppy rather than a cat!
    But it’s so lovely see that her mischievous spirit is undaunted.

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  2. She’s a riot! I know cats find paper irresistible to play with, but I haven’t heard of one eating it before. I’m sorry about your statuette; that’s the sort of behaviour one expects from a puppy rather than a cat!
    But it’s so lovely see that her mischievous spirit is undaunted.

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  3. She’s a riot! I know cats find paper irresistible to play with, but I haven’t heard of one eating it before. I’m sorry about your statuette; that’s the sort of behaviour one expects from a puppy rather than a cat!
    But it’s so lovely see that her mischievous spirit is undaunted.

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  4. She’s a riot! I know cats find paper irresistible to play with, but I haven’t heard of one eating it before. I’m sorry about your statuette; that’s the sort of behaviour one expects from a puppy rather than a cat!
    But it’s so lovely see that her mischievous spirit is undaunted.

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  5. She’s a riot! I know cats find paper irresistible to play with, but I haven’t heard of one eating it before. I’m sorry about your statuette; that’s the sort of behaviour one expects from a puppy rather than a cat!
    But it’s so lovely see that her mischievous spirit is undaunted.

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  6. Ah, this was such a good laugh and an “ahhhh” moment. It is wonderful to know that there is joy in this world. Right now, I needed it. A lot.

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  7. Ah, this was such a good laugh and an “ahhhh” moment. It is wonderful to know that there is joy in this world. Right now, I needed it. A lot.

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  8. Ah, this was such a good laugh and an “ahhhh” moment. It is wonderful to know that there is joy in this world. Right now, I needed it. A lot.

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  9. Ah, this was such a good laugh and an “ahhhh” moment. It is wonderful to know that there is joy in this world. Right now, I needed it. A lot.

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  10. Ah, this was such a good laugh and an “ahhhh” moment. It is wonderful to know that there is joy in this world. Right now, I needed it. A lot.

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  11. I am so happy to see Sparky “back to normal”! Funny you should mention your Doberman statue… I just discovered this morning definite scratch marks in my Doulton water filter! It’s stainless steel for pete’s sake!! I keep thinking he’ll calm down; he’s now six. Andrew at seven looks at him rather disdainfully.

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  12. I am so happy to see Sparky “back to normal”! Funny you should mention your Doberman statue… I just discovered this morning definite scratch marks in my Doulton water filter! It’s stainless steel for pete’s sake!! I keep thinking he’ll calm down; he’s now six. Andrew at seven looks at him rather disdainfully.

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  13. I am so happy to see Sparky “back to normal”! Funny you should mention your Doberman statue… I just discovered this morning definite scratch marks in my Doulton water filter! It’s stainless steel for pete’s sake!! I keep thinking he’ll calm down; he’s now six. Andrew at seven looks at him rather disdainfully.

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  14. I am so happy to see Sparky “back to normal”! Funny you should mention your Doberman statue… I just discovered this morning definite scratch marks in my Doulton water filter! It’s stainless steel for pete’s sake!! I keep thinking he’ll calm down; he’s now six. Andrew at seven looks at him rather disdainfully.

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  15. I am so happy to see Sparky “back to normal”! Funny you should mention your Doberman statue… I just discovered this morning definite scratch marks in my Doulton water filter! It’s stainless steel for pete’s sake!! I keep thinking he’ll calm down; he’s now six. Andrew at seven looks at him rather disdainfully.

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  16. Sparky strikes again! That texture has to be close to the packing paper I used. I am delighted to see her spirit is undaunted 🙂 It made my day. I’m pretty discouraged today so a dose of Sparky was just what I needed.

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  17. Sparky strikes again! That texture has to be close to the packing paper I used. I am delighted to see her spirit is undaunted 🙂 It made my day. I’m pretty discouraged today so a dose of Sparky was just what I needed.

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  18. Sparky strikes again! That texture has to be close to the packing paper I used. I am delighted to see her spirit is undaunted 🙂 It made my day. I’m pretty discouraged today so a dose of Sparky was just what I needed.

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  19. Sparky strikes again! That texture has to be close to the packing paper I used. I am delighted to see her spirit is undaunted 🙂 It made my day. I’m pretty discouraged today so a dose of Sparky was just what I needed.

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  20. Sparky strikes again! That texture has to be close to the packing paper I used. I am delighted to see her spirit is undaunted 🙂 It made my day. I’m pretty discouraged today so a dose of Sparky was just what I needed.

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  21. Hi, HJ. Thankfully, Sparky doesn’t eat it–she just tears it in little bitty pieces and then spits them out. And yes, one would expect her “gnawing” habit to belong to a dog, not a cat! She isn’t even teething!

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  22. Hi, HJ. Thankfully, Sparky doesn’t eat it–she just tears it in little bitty pieces and then spits them out. And yes, one would expect her “gnawing” habit to belong to a dog, not a cat! She isn’t even teething!

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  23. Hi, HJ. Thankfully, Sparky doesn’t eat it–she just tears it in little bitty pieces and then spits them out. And yes, one would expect her “gnawing” habit to belong to a dog, not a cat! She isn’t even teething!

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  24. Hi, HJ. Thankfully, Sparky doesn’t eat it–she just tears it in little bitty pieces and then spits them out. And yes, one would expect her “gnawing” habit to belong to a dog, not a cat! She isn’t even teething!

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  25. Hi, HJ. Thankfully, Sparky doesn’t eat it–she just tears it in little bitty pieces and then spits them out. And yes, one would expect her “gnawing” habit to belong to a dog, not a cat! She isn’t even teething!

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  26. Shannon, joy sometimes appears when and where you least expect it. Sparky certainly sheds a fair amount of joy around here.
    I’m so sorry to hear you need some joy in your life right now. I hope it is a transient thing and that you’ll soon welcome joy into your household once again. {{{hugs}}}

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  27. Shannon, joy sometimes appears when and where you least expect it. Sparky certainly sheds a fair amount of joy around here.
    I’m so sorry to hear you need some joy in your life right now. I hope it is a transient thing and that you’ll soon welcome joy into your household once again. {{{hugs}}}

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  28. Shannon, joy sometimes appears when and where you least expect it. Sparky certainly sheds a fair amount of joy around here.
    I’m so sorry to hear you need some joy in your life right now. I hope it is a transient thing and that you’ll soon welcome joy into your household once again. {{{hugs}}}

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  29. Shannon, joy sometimes appears when and where you least expect it. Sparky certainly sheds a fair amount of joy around here.
    I’m so sorry to hear you need some joy in your life right now. I hope it is a transient thing and that you’ll soon welcome joy into your household once again. {{{hugs}}}

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  30. Shannon, joy sometimes appears when and where you least expect it. Sparky certainly sheds a fair amount of joy around here.
    I’m so sorry to hear you need some joy in your life right now. I hope it is a transient thing and that you’ll soon welcome joy into your household once again. {{{hugs}}}

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  31. Oh, yes, Donna, Sparky is definitely back to “normal.” (Or at least normal for her! She does like to dig and scratch at interesting things. I think she’s a very touchy feely individual. She just likes things that crinkle and rustle.
    LOL re Andrew looking at Pierce disdainfully! I’ll just bet Andrew does a few things like that, himself, but probably in a more subtle way! Cats! Gotta love ’em.

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  32. Oh, yes, Donna, Sparky is definitely back to “normal.” (Or at least normal for her! She does like to dig and scratch at interesting things. I think she’s a very touchy feely individual. She just likes things that crinkle and rustle.
    LOL re Andrew looking at Pierce disdainfully! I’ll just bet Andrew does a few things like that, himself, but probably in a more subtle way! Cats! Gotta love ’em.

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  33. Oh, yes, Donna, Sparky is definitely back to “normal.” (Or at least normal for her! She does like to dig and scratch at interesting things. I think she’s a very touchy feely individual. She just likes things that crinkle and rustle.
    LOL re Andrew looking at Pierce disdainfully! I’ll just bet Andrew does a few things like that, himself, but probably in a more subtle way! Cats! Gotta love ’em.

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  34. Oh, yes, Donna, Sparky is definitely back to “normal.” (Or at least normal for her! She does like to dig and scratch at interesting things. I think she’s a very touchy feely individual. She just likes things that crinkle and rustle.
    LOL re Andrew looking at Pierce disdainfully! I’ll just bet Andrew does a few things like that, himself, but probably in a more subtle way! Cats! Gotta love ’em.

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  35. Oh, yes, Donna, Sparky is definitely back to “normal.” (Or at least normal for her! She does like to dig and scratch at interesting things. I think she’s a very touchy feely individual. She just likes things that crinkle and rustle.
    LOL re Andrew looking at Pierce disdainfully! I’ll just bet Andrew does a few things like that, himself, but probably in a more subtle way! Cats! Gotta love ’em.

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  36. Theo, you’re right. it as just like te packing stuff you used when you sent me the Nook. As I mentioned above, Sparky is a very touchy feely cat, and if it makes noise, all the better!
    I’m so sorry to hear you’re discouraged today. This does seem to be a day for discouragement. Even my elderly computer is discouraged. Despite having the most up-to-date antivirus program and running full computer scans every day, a malware/adware virus slipped through today and now I’m bombarded with pop-ups and other things. Not fun. Especially when it adds links to my post without my permission. (So for safety’s sake, do not click on any links in my posts. I’m working to fix the problem.)
    I sure hope your discouragement turns into encouragement. Outside influences can affect how we feel, and some of those outside influences can be persistent and negative. As well, maybe it’s a small outside influence, but one after another can have the same bad effect. Hang in there, sweetie. Whatever it is, it’s probably temporary and a week or month or year from now it’ll be water under the bridge.
    Not that you want to hear that while in the midst of it all. “Helpful” advice from well-meaning but clueless friends sometimes makes you want to bop them on the head, doesn’t it? *g*

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  37. Theo, you’re right. it as just like te packing stuff you used when you sent me the Nook. As I mentioned above, Sparky is a very touchy feely cat, and if it makes noise, all the better!
    I’m so sorry to hear you’re discouraged today. This does seem to be a day for discouragement. Even my elderly computer is discouraged. Despite having the most up-to-date antivirus program and running full computer scans every day, a malware/adware virus slipped through today and now I’m bombarded with pop-ups and other things. Not fun. Especially when it adds links to my post without my permission. (So for safety’s sake, do not click on any links in my posts. I’m working to fix the problem.)
    I sure hope your discouragement turns into encouragement. Outside influences can affect how we feel, and some of those outside influences can be persistent and negative. As well, maybe it’s a small outside influence, but one after another can have the same bad effect. Hang in there, sweetie. Whatever it is, it’s probably temporary and a week or month or year from now it’ll be water under the bridge.
    Not that you want to hear that while in the midst of it all. “Helpful” advice from well-meaning but clueless friends sometimes makes you want to bop them on the head, doesn’t it? *g*

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  38. Theo, you’re right. it as just like te packing stuff you used when you sent me the Nook. As I mentioned above, Sparky is a very touchy feely cat, and if it makes noise, all the better!
    I’m so sorry to hear you’re discouraged today. This does seem to be a day for discouragement. Even my elderly computer is discouraged. Despite having the most up-to-date antivirus program and running full computer scans every day, a malware/adware virus slipped through today and now I’m bombarded with pop-ups and other things. Not fun. Especially when it adds links to my post without my permission. (So for safety’s sake, do not click on any links in my posts. I’m working to fix the problem.)
    I sure hope your discouragement turns into encouragement. Outside influences can affect how we feel, and some of those outside influences can be persistent and negative. As well, maybe it’s a small outside influence, but one after another can have the same bad effect. Hang in there, sweetie. Whatever it is, it’s probably temporary and a week or month or year from now it’ll be water under the bridge.
    Not that you want to hear that while in the midst of it all. “Helpful” advice from well-meaning but clueless friends sometimes makes you want to bop them on the head, doesn’t it? *g*

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  39. Theo, you’re right. it as just like te packing stuff you used when you sent me the Nook. As I mentioned above, Sparky is a very touchy feely cat, and if it makes noise, all the better!
    I’m so sorry to hear you’re discouraged today. This does seem to be a day for discouragement. Even my elderly computer is discouraged. Despite having the most up-to-date antivirus program and running full computer scans every day, a malware/adware virus slipped through today and now I’m bombarded with pop-ups and other things. Not fun. Especially when it adds links to my post without my permission. (So for safety’s sake, do not click on any links in my posts. I’m working to fix the problem.)
    I sure hope your discouragement turns into encouragement. Outside influences can affect how we feel, and some of those outside influences can be persistent and negative. As well, maybe it’s a small outside influence, but one after another can have the same bad effect. Hang in there, sweetie. Whatever it is, it’s probably temporary and a week or month or year from now it’ll be water under the bridge.
    Not that you want to hear that while in the midst of it all. “Helpful” advice from well-meaning but clueless friends sometimes makes you want to bop them on the head, doesn’t it? *g*

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  40. Theo, you’re right. it as just like te packing stuff you used when you sent me the Nook. As I mentioned above, Sparky is a very touchy feely cat, and if it makes noise, all the better!
    I’m so sorry to hear you’re discouraged today. This does seem to be a day for discouragement. Even my elderly computer is discouraged. Despite having the most up-to-date antivirus program and running full computer scans every day, a malware/adware virus slipped through today and now I’m bombarded with pop-ups and other things. Not fun. Especially when it adds links to my post without my permission. (So for safety’s sake, do not click on any links in my posts. I’m working to fix the problem.)
    I sure hope your discouragement turns into encouragement. Outside influences can affect how we feel, and some of those outside influences can be persistent and negative. As well, maybe it’s a small outside influence, but one after another can have the same bad effect. Hang in there, sweetie. Whatever it is, it’s probably temporary and a week or month or year from now it’ll be water under the bridge.
    Not that you want to hear that while in the midst of it all. “Helpful” advice from well-meaning but clueless friends sometimes makes you want to bop them on the head, doesn’t it? *g*

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  41. Hillary likes to rip up paper too. I don’t mind so much when it’s the weekly puzzle magazine but I have to keep my knitting magazines away from her. Makes life difficult when following a pattern. That’s why I like Zinio.
    Good to see Sparky lively and happy.

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  42. Hillary likes to rip up paper too. I don’t mind so much when it’s the weekly puzzle magazine but I have to keep my knitting magazines away from her. Makes life difficult when following a pattern. That’s why I like Zinio.
    Good to see Sparky lively and happy.

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  43. Hillary likes to rip up paper too. I don’t mind so much when it’s the weekly puzzle magazine but I have to keep my knitting magazines away from her. Makes life difficult when following a pattern. That’s why I like Zinio.
    Good to see Sparky lively and happy.

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  44. Hillary likes to rip up paper too. I don’t mind so much when it’s the weekly puzzle magazine but I have to keep my knitting magazines away from her. Makes life difficult when following a pattern. That’s why I like Zinio.
    Good to see Sparky lively and happy.

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  45. Hillary likes to rip up paper too. I don’t mind so much when it’s the weekly puzzle magazine but I have to keep my knitting magazines away from her. Makes life difficult when following a pattern. That’s why I like Zinio.
    Good to see Sparky lively and happy.

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  46. We have to be out of the house by 9/30, the house we offered on, we pulled because they’re idiots (the sellers) and we have nowhere to go. And everything I looked at this weekend is…no. Just…no.
    Can you do a system restore to yesterday or the day before? That might rid the computer of stuff. Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look. I do this for others all the time. I have one friend who thinks if it’s a link, it should be clicked… *sigh*

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  47. We have to be out of the house by 9/30, the house we offered on, we pulled because they’re idiots (the sellers) and we have nowhere to go. And everything I looked at this weekend is…no. Just…no.
    Can you do a system restore to yesterday or the day before? That might rid the computer of stuff. Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look. I do this for others all the time. I have one friend who thinks if it’s a link, it should be clicked… *sigh*

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  48. We have to be out of the house by 9/30, the house we offered on, we pulled because they’re idiots (the sellers) and we have nowhere to go. And everything I looked at this weekend is…no. Just…no.
    Can you do a system restore to yesterday or the day before? That might rid the computer of stuff. Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look. I do this for others all the time. I have one friend who thinks if it’s a link, it should be clicked… *sigh*

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  49. We have to be out of the house by 9/30, the house we offered on, we pulled because they’re idiots (the sellers) and we have nowhere to go. And everything I looked at this weekend is…no. Just…no.
    Can you do a system restore to yesterday or the day before? That might rid the computer of stuff. Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look. I do this for others all the time. I have one friend who thinks if it’s a link, it should be clicked… *sigh*

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  50. We have to be out of the house by 9/30, the house we offered on, we pulled because they’re idiots (the sellers) and we have nowhere to go. And everything I looked at this weekend is…no. Just…no.
    Can you do a system restore to yesterday or the day before? That might rid the computer of stuff. Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look. I do this for others all the time. I have one friend who thinks if it’s a link, it should be clicked… *sigh*

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  51. Oh, my gosh, you too? One of the Wenches just went through a very trying 3 months selling her house and buying a new one. That’s one thing I love about the Wench community–the support we extend to each other. All the Wenches offered boundless support to one of their own, and it’s such a good feeling to know that no matter what, there are others to hold you up.
    I’m so sorry you are having to go through the same thing. I haven’t moved in 40 years, and I’m emotionally ready for a move. But I could never afford what I already have–a house, acreage, and a barn–all paid for. So here I sit.
    I hope you find the house of your dreams. Moving is so disruptive and emotional, bu also exciting. Hang in there bud!
    **Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look.**
    Theo, are you SERIOUS??? Awesome! This is what I mean about the Wench community. Not only are the Wenches super-supportive (and no, they didn’t pay me to say that), but the visitors to this site, especally the Sparky fans *g* are just as supportive. I have “met” some wonderful online friends through this site, and I’m the richer for it. Thank you for being one of those friends, Theo, and for the offer of remote help should I need it. Today I had a meltdown and I’m just not ready to go through that again. I have the Norton support phone number, so I’ll give them a call and see if they can help. But believe me, if I need your help, you are going to hear from me! Thank you, dear Theo. I am so blessed in the friendships I have made through the Wench site and from all the Sparky fans.

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  52. Oh, my gosh, you too? One of the Wenches just went through a very trying 3 months selling her house and buying a new one. That’s one thing I love about the Wench community–the support we extend to each other. All the Wenches offered boundless support to one of their own, and it’s such a good feeling to know that no matter what, there are others to hold you up.
    I’m so sorry you are having to go through the same thing. I haven’t moved in 40 years, and I’m emotionally ready for a move. But I could never afford what I already have–a house, acreage, and a barn–all paid for. So here I sit.
    I hope you find the house of your dreams. Moving is so disruptive and emotional, bu also exciting. Hang in there bud!
    **Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look.**
    Theo, are you SERIOUS??? Awesome! This is what I mean about the Wench community. Not only are the Wenches super-supportive (and no, they didn’t pay me to say that), but the visitors to this site, especally the Sparky fans *g* are just as supportive. I have “met” some wonderful online friends through this site, and I’m the richer for it. Thank you for being one of those friends, Theo, and for the offer of remote help should I need it. Today I had a meltdown and I’m just not ready to go through that again. I have the Norton support phone number, so I’ll give them a call and see if they can help. But believe me, if I need your help, you are going to hear from me! Thank you, dear Theo. I am so blessed in the friendships I have made through the Wench site and from all the Sparky fans.

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  53. Oh, my gosh, you too? One of the Wenches just went through a very trying 3 months selling her house and buying a new one. That’s one thing I love about the Wench community–the support we extend to each other. All the Wenches offered boundless support to one of their own, and it’s such a good feeling to know that no matter what, there are others to hold you up.
    I’m so sorry you are having to go through the same thing. I haven’t moved in 40 years, and I’m emotionally ready for a move. But I could never afford what I already have–a house, acreage, and a barn–all paid for. So here I sit.
    I hope you find the house of your dreams. Moving is so disruptive and emotional, bu also exciting. Hang in there bud!
    **Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look.**
    Theo, are you SERIOUS??? Awesome! This is what I mean about the Wench community. Not only are the Wenches super-supportive (and no, they didn’t pay me to say that), but the visitors to this site, especally the Sparky fans *g* are just as supportive. I have “met” some wonderful online friends through this site, and I’m the richer for it. Thank you for being one of those friends, Theo, and for the offer of remote help should I need it. Today I had a meltdown and I’m just not ready to go through that again. I have the Norton support phone number, so I’ll give them a call and see if they can help. But believe me, if I need your help, you are going to hear from me! Thank you, dear Theo. I am so blessed in the friendships I have made through the Wench site and from all the Sparky fans.

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  54. Oh, my gosh, you too? One of the Wenches just went through a very trying 3 months selling her house and buying a new one. That’s one thing I love about the Wench community–the support we extend to each other. All the Wenches offered boundless support to one of their own, and it’s such a good feeling to know that no matter what, there are others to hold you up.
    I’m so sorry you are having to go through the same thing. I haven’t moved in 40 years, and I’m emotionally ready for a move. But I could never afford what I already have–a house, acreage, and a barn–all paid for. So here I sit.
    I hope you find the house of your dreams. Moving is so disruptive and emotional, bu also exciting. Hang in there bud!
    **Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look.**
    Theo, are you SERIOUS??? Awesome! This is what I mean about the Wench community. Not only are the Wenches super-supportive (and no, they didn’t pay me to say that), but the visitors to this site, especally the Sparky fans *g* are just as supportive. I have “met” some wonderful online friends through this site, and I’m the richer for it. Thank you for being one of those friends, Theo, and for the offer of remote help should I need it. Today I had a meltdown and I’m just not ready to go through that again. I have the Norton support phone number, so I’ll give them a call and see if they can help. But believe me, if I need your help, you are going to hear from me! Thank you, dear Theo. I am so blessed in the friendships I have made through the Wench site and from all the Sparky fans.

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  55. Oh, my gosh, you too? One of the Wenches just went through a very trying 3 months selling her house and buying a new one. That’s one thing I love about the Wench community–the support we extend to each other. All the Wenches offered boundless support to one of their own, and it’s such a good feeling to know that no matter what, there are others to hold you up.
    I’m so sorry you are having to go through the same thing. I haven’t moved in 40 years, and I’m emotionally ready for a move. But I could never afford what I already have–a house, acreage, and a barn–all paid for. So here I sit.
    I hope you find the house of your dreams. Moving is so disruptive and emotional, bu also exciting. Hang in there bud!
    **Try Malwarebytes. If not, let me know tomorrow and I can hook in remotely and take a look.**
    Theo, are you SERIOUS??? Awesome! This is what I mean about the Wench community. Not only are the Wenches super-supportive (and no, they didn’t pay me to say that), but the visitors to this site, especally the Sparky fans *g* are just as supportive. I have “met” some wonderful online friends through this site, and I’m the richer for it. Thank you for being one of those friends, Theo, and for the offer of remote help should I need it. Today I had a meltdown and I’m just not ready to go through that again. I have the Norton support phone number, so I’ll give them a call and see if they can help. But believe me, if I need your help, you are going to hear from me! Thank you, dear Theo. I am so blessed in the friendships I have made through the Wench site and from all the Sparky fans.

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  56. Oh deary me – Is the Sandicast Doberman statuette still a colelctors’ item? It was probably Sparky saying just what she thinks of ‘stuffed’ dogs. At least with the newspaper you don’t have to worry about toys I suppose. At Christmas you just have to give her a ball of paper wrapped in paper.
    I hope your computer is easily fixable. I would love to be able to help, but unfortunately, apart from typing and reading I am really quite computer illiterate (I had to look up malware to see just what it was). I suppose the mal part of the word was a giveaway – I just noticed it. Good luck.

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  57. Oh deary me – Is the Sandicast Doberman statuette still a colelctors’ item? It was probably Sparky saying just what she thinks of ‘stuffed’ dogs. At least with the newspaper you don’t have to worry about toys I suppose. At Christmas you just have to give her a ball of paper wrapped in paper.
    I hope your computer is easily fixable. I would love to be able to help, but unfortunately, apart from typing and reading I am really quite computer illiterate (I had to look up malware to see just what it was). I suppose the mal part of the word was a giveaway – I just noticed it. Good luck.

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  58. Oh deary me – Is the Sandicast Doberman statuette still a colelctors’ item? It was probably Sparky saying just what she thinks of ‘stuffed’ dogs. At least with the newspaper you don’t have to worry about toys I suppose. At Christmas you just have to give her a ball of paper wrapped in paper.
    I hope your computer is easily fixable. I would love to be able to help, but unfortunately, apart from typing and reading I am really quite computer illiterate (I had to look up malware to see just what it was). I suppose the mal part of the word was a giveaway – I just noticed it. Good luck.

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  59. Oh deary me – Is the Sandicast Doberman statuette still a colelctors’ item? It was probably Sparky saying just what she thinks of ‘stuffed’ dogs. At least with the newspaper you don’t have to worry about toys I suppose. At Christmas you just have to give her a ball of paper wrapped in paper.
    I hope your computer is easily fixable. I would love to be able to help, but unfortunately, apart from typing and reading I am really quite computer illiterate (I had to look up malware to see just what it was). I suppose the mal part of the word was a giveaway – I just noticed it. Good luck.

    Reply
  60. Oh deary me – Is the Sandicast Doberman statuette still a colelctors’ item? It was probably Sparky saying just what she thinks of ‘stuffed’ dogs. At least with the newspaper you don’t have to worry about toys I suppose. At Christmas you just have to give her a ball of paper wrapped in paper.
    I hope your computer is easily fixable. I would love to be able to help, but unfortunately, apart from typing and reading I am really quite computer illiterate (I had to look up malware to see just what it was). I suppose the mal part of the word was a giveaway – I just noticed it. Good luck.

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  61. Elaine, it looks like my reply disappeared earlier, so I’m re-doing it. Like you and your knitting magazines, I have my rubber stamping and crafting magazines that I must keep away from Sparky. She likes to chew on the corners.
    I own several books that are dog-eared (cat-eared?) because of Sparky gnawing on them. I think she just likes things to chew on. It must satisfy some sort of craving. Or at least I tell myself that!

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  62. Elaine, it looks like my reply disappeared earlier, so I’m re-doing it. Like you and your knitting magazines, I have my rubber stamping and crafting magazines that I must keep away from Sparky. She likes to chew on the corners.
    I own several books that are dog-eared (cat-eared?) because of Sparky gnawing on them. I think she just likes things to chew on. It must satisfy some sort of craving. Or at least I tell myself that!

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  63. Elaine, it looks like my reply disappeared earlier, so I’m re-doing it. Like you and your knitting magazines, I have my rubber stamping and crafting magazines that I must keep away from Sparky. She likes to chew on the corners.
    I own several books that are dog-eared (cat-eared?) because of Sparky gnawing on them. I think she just likes things to chew on. It must satisfy some sort of craving. Or at least I tell myself that!

    Reply
  64. Elaine, it looks like my reply disappeared earlier, so I’m re-doing it. Like you and your knitting magazines, I have my rubber stamping and crafting magazines that I must keep away from Sparky. She likes to chew on the corners.
    I own several books that are dog-eared (cat-eared?) because of Sparky gnawing on them. I think she just likes things to chew on. It must satisfy some sort of craving. Or at least I tell myself that!

    Reply
  65. Elaine, it looks like my reply disappeared earlier, so I’m re-doing it. Like you and your knitting magazines, I have my rubber stamping and crafting magazines that I must keep away from Sparky. She likes to chew on the corners.
    I own several books that are dog-eared (cat-eared?) because of Sparky gnawing on them. I think she just likes things to chew on. It must satisfy some sort of craving. Or at least I tell myself that!

    Reply
  66. Hi, Jenny. Nope, the Sandicast Doberman is no longer a collector’s item, thanks to Sparky. I’ve had that statuette for many years, and I was devastated when I discovered what Sparky had done. But such is life. I have some of that special oven-bake clay that crafters use, so I’ll see if I can sculpt replacement ears, as well as disguise the teeth marks on the nose and the rest of the body. *g*
    I had to laugh at your description of a Christmas present for Sparky. Yup. Just wrap a paper ball with . . . paper!
    My computer probably isn’t easily fixable. It’s 8 years old and in the computer world, that is ancient. Many of its programs are no longer supported by Microsoft. I just hate the thought of having to go computer shopping. Ugh. But life goes on, doesn’t it? Onward and upward! If you aren’t willing to embrace change, it will run roughshod right over you.

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  67. Hi, Jenny. Nope, the Sandicast Doberman is no longer a collector’s item, thanks to Sparky. I’ve had that statuette for many years, and I was devastated when I discovered what Sparky had done. But such is life. I have some of that special oven-bake clay that crafters use, so I’ll see if I can sculpt replacement ears, as well as disguise the teeth marks on the nose and the rest of the body. *g*
    I had to laugh at your description of a Christmas present for Sparky. Yup. Just wrap a paper ball with . . . paper!
    My computer probably isn’t easily fixable. It’s 8 years old and in the computer world, that is ancient. Many of its programs are no longer supported by Microsoft. I just hate the thought of having to go computer shopping. Ugh. But life goes on, doesn’t it? Onward and upward! If you aren’t willing to embrace change, it will run roughshod right over you.

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  68. Hi, Jenny. Nope, the Sandicast Doberman is no longer a collector’s item, thanks to Sparky. I’ve had that statuette for many years, and I was devastated when I discovered what Sparky had done. But such is life. I have some of that special oven-bake clay that crafters use, so I’ll see if I can sculpt replacement ears, as well as disguise the teeth marks on the nose and the rest of the body. *g*
    I had to laugh at your description of a Christmas present for Sparky. Yup. Just wrap a paper ball with . . . paper!
    My computer probably isn’t easily fixable. It’s 8 years old and in the computer world, that is ancient. Many of its programs are no longer supported by Microsoft. I just hate the thought of having to go computer shopping. Ugh. But life goes on, doesn’t it? Onward and upward! If you aren’t willing to embrace change, it will run roughshod right over you.

    Reply
  69. Hi, Jenny. Nope, the Sandicast Doberman is no longer a collector’s item, thanks to Sparky. I’ve had that statuette for many years, and I was devastated when I discovered what Sparky had done. But such is life. I have some of that special oven-bake clay that crafters use, so I’ll see if I can sculpt replacement ears, as well as disguise the teeth marks on the nose and the rest of the body. *g*
    I had to laugh at your description of a Christmas present for Sparky. Yup. Just wrap a paper ball with . . . paper!
    My computer probably isn’t easily fixable. It’s 8 years old and in the computer world, that is ancient. Many of its programs are no longer supported by Microsoft. I just hate the thought of having to go computer shopping. Ugh. But life goes on, doesn’t it? Onward and upward! If you aren’t willing to embrace change, it will run roughshod right over you.

    Reply
  70. Hi, Jenny. Nope, the Sandicast Doberman is no longer a collector’s item, thanks to Sparky. I’ve had that statuette for many years, and I was devastated when I discovered what Sparky had done. But such is life. I have some of that special oven-bake clay that crafters use, so I’ll see if I can sculpt replacement ears, as well as disguise the teeth marks on the nose and the rest of the body. *g*
    I had to laugh at your description of a Christmas present for Sparky. Yup. Just wrap a paper ball with . . . paper!
    My computer probably isn’t easily fixable. It’s 8 years old and in the computer world, that is ancient. Many of its programs are no longer supported by Microsoft. I just hate the thought of having to go computer shopping. Ugh. But life goes on, doesn’t it? Onward and upward! If you aren’t willing to embrace change, it will run roughshod right over you.

    Reply
  71. Sherrie, I had that. I forget the name of the solution, but I found directions on the internet. As I recall, I found two files in my program file, I deleted, rebooted, and the problem was fixed. I think the name was green link, but it was six months ago. I also use Firefox, and I think I found out how to restore it to original settings. That helped too.

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  72. Sherrie, I had that. I forget the name of the solution, but I found directions on the internet. As I recall, I found two files in my program file, I deleted, rebooted, and the problem was fixed. I think the name was green link, but it was six months ago. I also use Firefox, and I think I found out how to restore it to original settings. That helped too.

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  73. Sherrie, I had that. I forget the name of the solution, but I found directions on the internet. As I recall, I found two files in my program file, I deleted, rebooted, and the problem was fixed. I think the name was green link, but it was six months ago. I also use Firefox, and I think I found out how to restore it to original settings. That helped too.

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  74. Sherrie, I had that. I forget the name of the solution, but I found directions on the internet. As I recall, I found two files in my program file, I deleted, rebooted, and the problem was fixed. I think the name was green link, but it was six months ago. I also use Firefox, and I think I found out how to restore it to original settings. That helped too.

    Reply
  75. Sherrie, I had that. I forget the name of the solution, but I found directions on the internet. As I recall, I found two files in my program file, I deleted, rebooted, and the problem was fixed. I think the name was green link, but it was six months ago. I also use Firefox, and I think I found out how to restore it to original settings. That helped too.

    Reply

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