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Chantel (#47171177)
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Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
So does your Mom have both cats? I am glad Skitty is home. I could bet she is to.
And My Schnoodle still has not gotten used to the holiday. The tree takes her space. Oreo chose the door or the fire place. Both spaces Schnoodle seems to find chilly. Without our crazy Oreo eating and scratching at the beds, Schnoodle has a huge New bed. We fold it and she sneaks into the middle so she has a cover. This is a 50 pound dog. it is so cute to watch. she is shedding bad right now and I keep telling her she wants this puff of fur to warm up.
You can hear her teeth chatter and the other day Bill put her outside and she is looking at me through the door and a shiver ran through her body. She definitely takes after both of my guys..
. This is our 30th Christmas. We have had MAYBE 5 Christmas's off at the same time so we are used to it. NEVER Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so we sneak out those little special times as family.
Right maybe that is the good thing. When we do have the entire Holiday off at the same time, the carbon monoxide detectors go off.
My tree is still up so the dog still has not gotten her favorite space in the Living room. My village is still up. But I have to wait for my hubby to get time off to go into the attic for the storage bins.
I have my son's birthday on the 9th and I can Finally have some down time with Season Celebrations.

STUDY HARD I KNOW you always do. I Think about you all of the time.
Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Jan 02, 2016 10:57 AM
Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
My hubby has to work tomorrow. I probably will not be awake to see it. I cannot complain tooo much; he had Christmas Eve and Christmas Off.
The kids were staying here Christmas Eve and everyone was exhausted. Hubby worked most of the night, Son worked 15 hour days the week prior and his GF worked that day so they all crashed early.
I finished playing Santa and Just laid down when the carbon monoxide detectors were going off. Upstairs and downstairs where the kids were.
They had been drinking and ALL They wanted to do was STOP THAT NOISE.
I Forced them out. Called the Fire Department.
When they got here, Their alarms was going crazy and told us NO ONE Sleeps here tonight. IF we came back in the morning with the WINDOWS open we could open gifts but "YOU CANNOT SLEEP HERE TONIGHT"
They called Questar. They would be here within the hour.
We turned off the furnace and opened a window on every side of the house. that shut down the alarms and the numbers were dropping dramatically so we knew it was our furnace.
Questar CLEARED the house. Every thing Gas and Every Room and told us we could stay with the Furnace OFF.
Lots of Quilts.
I could not sleep a blink waiting for more alarms and by 6.30am I was downstairs listening for the kids breathing or snoring or ANYTHING. My son saw my shadow and asked what I was doing. No Rush for gifts. I just wanted to make sure you could wake up.
We had lots of quilts and all slept warm. Opened gifts with a fire in the fire place, pj's, robes, slippers.
Fed them a huge breakfast. Warmed the kitchen.
They left for about 2 hours for her family and came home we fed them a huge dinner and ate in the kitchen instead of the dinning room table nice and warm.
Bathroom was freezing. Bill started a bath forgetting the quester guy had turned the water heater way up to check it. he said his frozen skin about melted and the room was warm and cozy.
We had a FANTASTIC Day.
Sat. they all left for work and I ran around the house, stopping in front of a space heater when I got tooo cold. I was not bad until the last two days, and hid under blankets when I was not straightening up.
My son and I Fixed the furnace Mon???.
We had angels watching out for us.
I DID THANK THEM Christmas Eve and the other day I stopped at the Cemetery. If it was not them Please pass our thanks along.

years ago they Upstairs went off. Fire department could not find anything. We discovered it was the car in the driveway next door right by our windows. As a courtesy now all of us pull down the driveways so we do not warm up our cars between houses.
This is why my hubby did not think it a big deal.
Both of my guys THANKED ME for waking them up.

But I HOPE you have Carbon Monoxide Detectors in your home. LISTEN to them and respond DO NOT just unplug.

Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Dec 31, 2015 10:39 PM
Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
RE: Hi :)
Hi there sweet one.
I am so glad to hear you are a little closer to done, but I bet you did more then just squeaked by your classes.
I hope you are ready for a very Merry Christmas because you are about out of luck if not.
We have been running around with the kids doing little Christmas traditions so I can ALMOST forget they go to a different home when we are done.
Everyone is off on or early for Christmas Eve and the bunch is off for Christmas. {rare for hubby on his rotation.} so they are spending the night here.
We are having Christmas dinner on Christmas eve, wake up in the morning for presents and a huge Christmas breakfast and likely spoil their appetite for her family dinner about 5.:P.

SWEETHEART I WISH YOU A VERY MERRY and WARM CHRISTMAS. You are already an angel you just hide your wings.

Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Dec 22, 2015 5:37 PM
Disregard my last message
I am new to this and just realized I can change the name myself. Sorry about that! :)
Added by Kgilbert5 on Dec 20, 2015 12:14 PM
Spelling correction
Hi, the correct spelling for #57753654 is Bithiah (with an H).
Added by Kgilbert5 on Dec 20, 2015 12:11 PM
Nancy Berntson
Mary Pulley
The picture you took is of the headstone but it doesn't show up on the list as a headstone.
# 42415475. I am checking to see who needs photos and noticed that.
Added by Nancy Berntson on Dec 11, 2015 8:06 PM
Kris Mackay
RE: Durward Budd
Thank you for caring enough to make that page for him, my grandmother never got over the death of her son. Are you related at all?

Kris Mackay
Added by Kris Mackay on Oct 31, 2015 1:14 PM
Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
RE: Hi friend
You are a sweetheart. I cannot go to Pet adoptions without wanting to bring one-two or ten home.
Growing up with the dog, like you did Princess are probably harder to lose. They share everything with you.
Talk to your Grandma. Aloud or in your head. Ask her for help when you hit a wall and then Feel for her answer. Because she is trying. This is for Your Research or ANYTHING you come through. It's A feeling you will learn to recognize and start looking even if you think you already have or it is something strange. Be SAFE about it but trust the feeling.
I have four Strong ones. My Mom and her Dady. And TWO I never met in this life.
Mom comes through a feeling in my chest. My Grampa comes through my conscience. The oldest of them connects with me in my elbows and she is the strongest. When my elbows feel strange Anything can happen and I look forward to the search.
The fourth used to use my printer. She is a little more subtle this last while.
But the printer came on rather I was in the room or not. When I was NOT even needing the printer, it would come on and I started looking closer. I ALWAYS find what I THINK or Hope is what they wanted me to find.
I KNOW this sounds committable.
EVEN if you do not know who your guild is THANK your Grandmother. She will get your message across. I KNOW she is looking out for you the same way you are looking after her memory and her family.

Oreo was the second one of dogs I called mine I lost. She went on her own. Coco we had from puppy, we lost in October also. we had to put her down. That was hard but we promised her when she could not run the mountain, we would not make her suffer. She ran like a puppy the week before and could not eat another bite of food. she would drink and puke it up. Oreo was mine and my hubby's trying to fill the void coco left; we adopted her A month Later for Thanksgiving.
This camping trip, we were all talking about how we thought she was born blind and deaf. She would run smack into the brick wall coming into the house. A couple times a year, I would be nursing some kind of a wound on her head and this was ALL of her life. I could see a look in her eye and I got off the porch to have her hit me instead of the wall, or I would have been nursing more wounds.
We had her for 17 years, Which is OLD for a dog. My son said he tells people about her and they think he is exaggerating. He said nobody else on this earth would have put up with that dog.
Last night was the first All nighter my hubby had since that night. I was weird, Schnoodle was weird.
The house is NOT ON LOCK DOWN to keep Oreo under control. I am not stepping over TWO dogs during the night to run across the hall.
Schnoodle can eat whenever she wants to which she Always leaves some; Oreo ate every bite in one breath and went after hers.
James started calling her Oreo Double Stuffed. That actually became the ONLY way we could keep her WHERE we wanted her. She was too fat to fit through the small space between gates or under the gate, she was Houdini. What she could not fit through she ate and clawed her way toward a that opportunity.
Leave anything on the floor she was going to eat it. SOMETimes it came back up with her retching.
the vet told us he want Schnoodle to GAIN and Oreo to LOSE weight so feeding them Separately we brought Oreo from Double stuffed [ When she passed she was skinny and still swallowed her food in one breath.
If my eyes or ears were not on her, she was looking for something to get into trouble.
This house is really quiet.
Which is why my hubby and I adopted Oreo seventeen years ago.
This time we have Schnoodle. Almost like they are not even the same species but...maybe like Jekel? and Hyde in the doggy world..
Schnoodle seems to be looking around A LOT.
She does not seem to understand "Stay" to Oreo with a small block meant saving her life.
Schnoodle Stayed with her.
Schnoodle does not eat everything her nose smells, that can rip out her stomach and everything else coming back up or on the way out. She does not run into brick walls.

I am in the room she is FINE. [most of the time} 24 hours straight and she will not even need to go out, she stays by me follows me she is fine. I Blink and she is c[r]apping and in the trash, she would eat my pens. I stopped buying those with lids because it was one less thing for her to find and rip out her stomach. When she would get sick I watched what she brought up. I cleaned her kennel, I saw almost everything she would not digest.
I was told a dog instinctively will not eat themselves into obesity or death.
NOT True. I learned to keep Oreo safe by watching Schnoodle

Last night was weird. there is no panting, slurping, her paws to the point where she leaves puddles on the floor. She was not finding something she KNOWS she cannot have and hiding her face in the corner, like I WON"T See her. That dog was a Full time job just keeping her from eating. It must have worked.
She was 17 years old.

Bill is glad she went on her own. She has had bad spells over the last few years and she rallied. He is a little surprised we did not get another Rally. I know I am still in Healing mode even though I knew this was coming.
James comes over and he still looks for the double attack saying HI. We Miss you.
Sorry for the novel

Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Sep 19, 2015 11:46 AM
Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
RE: Hi friend
You have a guild my friend. Keep an eye out for that Old man you did not recognize. he peaked your curiosity about the eyes. See if you do not see him in any of those photos you looked through.
It is probably Normal to think you are losing your memories about your grandmother but when you carry her in your heart the way you do, when you need them those memories come back with Memories you never realized you had.
A Song or a Scent or a certain place will spark memories and maybe tears. Those are good too.

I messed around with the spelling. Miss Aslone Saxton We can HOPE someone finds them and gives us the details. It would not be the first time I found a baby in the records, with No stone WHO NOBODY knew nothing about. The message I got from that guy made ME Cry. But then I am a big baby.

I just spent last Sunday with the kids. They went home and Bill went to work and when we tried to settle in for a long night with Daddy not only last night of the week but the last night before his vacation, in and out all night long; Oreo would not settle. She paced forever and would lay down and cry out and stand up and PACE. Whacking her head on everything including Schnoodle who is our Shepherd/Airedale mix.
Dad came home and saw what I was seeing and thought 'geez I wish we could put her out of her suffering.' I took a deep breath and thought Okay I am not a b/// for thinking the same thing. He had to leave again worried for both of us. She settled enough I called him and told him not to worry; I hung up and she was UP again.
By 6;45am she passed.
We had her from the time she was 4 months old and and that was 17 years ago, next month. SO Age she Needed to go. Bill came home and I told him I was staying with her. Go to bed and get what sleep you can before your phone rings and tomorrow you will need to spell me.
He did not get that 6:30am call, he Always gets and I went up and told him Oreo was gone and he was surprised. There have been several times these past years we thought we would Have to put her down but she rallies. Bill was hoping for ONE MORE Rally.
It was just sooooooo weird James saw her Sunday and she was fine. I called him and told him and he was in shock.

We just got back from a quick camp out and The WEATHER was SOOOOOO Cold at night and actually cooler during the day. I LOVED IT.
We Have been cooling off slightly in the night here to the point where I was able to shut off the fans and hear absolutely NOTHING.
Today we come out of that canyon and HEAT just about got me and Schnoodle. We stopped in Springvile? and they went inside I stayed with Schnoodle Thank god I had water close for her. Bill forgot to bring me out a drink. and I did not pull water out of the cooler thinking he would bring me a drink. I am not going to stop on the freeway for ice water I know is in the cooler so I fantasized about it.
We pulled in our driveway I downed about a gallon of water. About a quart of that was STILL ICE Cold Yum.
Schnoodle was guzzling still more water.
How ODD is your world when the member of your family you resemble the most is your dog. She does not like the heat. She will drink water 24/7 AND She Whines when Daddy is out of sight.

You DO HAVE a Guild. When you feel like you have hit a wall ASK them for help and they most often will show you another clue OR It is time to just let it drop for a while and come back with fresh eyes.


Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Sep 13, 2015 4:53 PM
Brent Bruderer
Bruderer family
Chantel, Thanks again for transferring the Bruderer family memorials that you created. It means a lot to me. Much regards, Brent
Added by Brent Bruderer on Sep 12, 2015 9:21 PM
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