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  • Living Heating Pads (Too Funny!)

    11 posts, 7 voices, 568 views, started Sep 18, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 by Queenbee

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    • Aquamarine
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      The National Fibromyalgia Association newsletter has an article about little dogs that are Service Dogs for people with Fibro and chronic pain.  They serve as heating pads and even retrievers.  This dog on the video knows how to tell the difference between various remote controls and the cordless phone and a cell phone.  They‘re little dogs...similar to chihuahas!  They‘re called Xojo - or Mexican Hairless.  What a great story!  They are actually registered as Service Dogs so they can go into all public places!  I’ve got to get me one of those!!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Sep 22, 2008
        • I can so totally see that! I love it when one of my cats curls up on me, helps hold the heat in! Now I wonder if I can get some relief with my Golden Retriever?

          ; cindy



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          Queenbee wrote Sep 22, 2008
        • I’ve got some furry little helpers, too. I bet the Golden would be a great heating pad!
          Isn’t it awesome that pets can tune in to your feelings? Now is we could only train our husbands as well as our dogs are trained....I think that’s the topic for a different group!



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Sep 22, 2008
        • LOL Queenbee. My hubby is pretty tuned in. He knows just when I need a back massage! :)
          My four legged critters are dairy goats and horses. I don’t think either would make good lap buddies. Thankfully my days of aches and pains are pretty much gone, unless I work too hard with the horses or out in the yard... and that is just plain old ‘out of shape aches‘, nothing like fibro ‘to the bone’ pain.



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          Queenbee wrote Sep 22, 2008
        • Nice visual...getting snuggly with the goats!!  I had pygmy goats for a long time...they were cute but I don’t think they’d be as cuddly as my little dogs!!



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Sep 22, 2008
        • Especially this time of the year. LOL Breeding season is the time of the year I prefer to keep them at arm’s length. :) Thankfully dairy goats are seasonal breeders so we only deal with the musky odor from Sept to Jan.



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          Dianne67 wrote Sep 26, 2008
        • I have been a cat lover for a long time.  I have two that are my babies.  Both are torties, a 15 year old and a 2 year old.  However, these hot dogs really peaked my interest.  My boyfriend did not think they were cute, especially one I showed him with no hair except for a few strands on the top of her head.  He said he would only walk the dog at night when no one could see it.  I so one also on petfinder with a cute under bite.  I love the idea, especially when I am in so much pain I can’t move and need my meds.
          Thanks for sharing with us.
          Dianne



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          Queenbee wrote Sep 28, 2008
        • Aren’t they....cute?!  Intersting little dogs, don’t you think! I got such a great chuckle out of the whole thing that I just had to share!
          At least they wouldn’t shed, much, huh? I wonder if you could put a little bow in that poof on top of their heads! I know I like a nice puppy to snuggle up to when the pain is so bad all I can do is cry!



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          Rena Bennefield wrote Oct 9, 2008
        • **My doggie Buddy can tell when I don't feel well or when I am in pain...I had a sever flare of IBS last Sunday..I spent an hour and 35 min on the bathroom floor crying and praying and quite literally doing anything I could to stop the pain and cramps....Buddy came in the bathroom when he heard my first cry of pain..Only problem is when I get like that he tries to bite anyone who tries to help me...If I get up 50 times he will also...he follows  me all over the house..Buddy is a Boston Terrier...



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          Ann Gourieux wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • I actually know the woman who trains and sells these adorable little dogs.  She is a fibro sufferer herself.  The little guys are pretty expensive, but that is because of the training.



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