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Borrego Springs, CA

Monday, January 28, 2013

The ‘wild child’ returns

Not much happened the last five days.  It’s been rounds of PT exercises and not much else, but this morning it was time to pick Emma up from the kennel.

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As usual, she ignored me when we went to get her.  She’s spent three weeks romping around with other dogs each day, so she’s had more exercise than I’ve been able to give her in quite some time.  However, I think she was happy to be home.

This afternoon, Kurt and I went back to the refuge to be sure I am able to drive my car.  The plan is for him to head home to Arizona on Thursday, and I’ll move back to the refuge on Friday.  Before I relieved him of duties, I needed to be certain my leg worked for driving my little car.  I left it on the refuge these last three weeks, and things went smoothly as I took it for a test drive.  So, it looks like a go.

Took a walk around the campground this afternoon and found something interesting.

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There’s a pond on the north side that I hadn’t been able to investigate before.  I think I’ve mentioned that the owners of this campground are a little different, and this reinforced that for me.

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I’m not really sure what all this UFO stuff is about.  I especially found the white sign with “Use of deadly force authorized” a little odd.  Then there was the light leaning out over the water that is on 24/7.  I have no idea what that’s all about.  The owners are on vacation for the month, so I may never find out the significance of this stuff.  Maybe it’s just a hoax.  Who knows?

That’s about it from out in the swamp for now.  I’m hoping we’ll have an exciting tour on Wednesday before Kurt leaves.  It all depends on the weather.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

43 comments:

  1. Don't know about that UFO stuff but that light may be to attract bait fish which in turn attract the eating size fish. Lots of people have lights running off a battery in their boats. There are even floating lights one can buy or rig. Try fishing there and see if you catch some good ones.

    Glad to hear you are doing so well and have Emma back.

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  2. It sounds like a "take-off" of Groom Lake Area 51 in Nevada... the UFO stuff and military BS.... at any rate, I hope you find out what it's all about before you leave. Happy to hear the rascal is back with you, that you're able to drive and that all is coming together nicely. YES!

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  3. Judy...I have a feeling that those CG peeps have a fabulous sense of humor..which I am familiar with...Sooo glad you are doing that well to drive..YOU ARE AWESOME...It has not been that long...Kudos, girlfriend....you make us proud..

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  4. Good to hear that all systems are a go and you will be getting back to normal soon, although I bet you have enjoyed your extended visit with your brother.

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  5. Wow, you have made a marvelous recovery. I'm sure they'll be glad to have you back at the refuge. As for the campground strangeness....they just be funnin'ya. :) Or maybe they ARE a little off kilter.

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  6. I'm glad you're feeling better, Judy. I bet you were glad to get Emma back. We once drove from Maryland to Las Vegas and back for a wedding in order to take our dog with us so we wouldn't have to board her. That must have been terrible for you to be without Emma for so long. It's great to see you reunited!

    That UFO stuff is a hoot! Well, if they're joking, it is anyway. If they're serious that's another story. I'd be dying of curiosity to hear the story behind it.

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  7. Glad to read you are popping along nicely so soon.

    You just gotta do a bit more investigating. Now, realize those green creatures you might see could be Aliens, Leprechauns (sp) or just frogs.

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  8. OMG, the look on Emma's face is just priceless. Don't try to tell another dog lover that she didn't miss you.

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  9. Hmmmm. . . UFO crossing??? Would be curious to know if they're serious or just kidding.

    Yay, Emma's back home! Know she's glad to be back home with her mom.

    Glad you're continuing to do well with your recovery.

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  10. aw ... Emma's so sweet looking! whatta face! UFO? cool

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  11. You can drive now, woo-boo! You sure are recovering wonderfully! Bet it will help to have Emma back, too! If she doesn't wear you out! Kinda like kids who love their babysitters almost more than their mommies because they are with them for so long during the day! She might get bored for a day or two, but she will help you keep exercising, that's for sure!

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  12. Nice to see you making such wonderful progress. Great to have Emma back, too. Now you'll get some exercise for sure, right?

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  13. Sounds like you are making a splendid recovery!

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  14. OMG!!!! Just what that campground needs - more signs!

    Sending a huge "ATTAGIRL" your way. Now that Emma's home things can really get back to normal.

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  15. It seems like just yesterday you were wishing the Dr.s would hurry up and set the surgery date. My how time flys and look at you girl!! Just thrilled at your progress. I'm also happy you have Emma back.

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  16. Driving is always the big test. Happy you did well and happy to hear Emma is home again.

    And Kurt is heading home soon to I hope better weather than we have been having agian.

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  17. Cue the theme from the Twilight Zone ... do share the significance of all this stuff if you find out ... inquiring minds want to know ;-) Good job with the speedy recovery ... Bionic Judy ready to report to work soon.

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  18. Wow, I can't believe you're driving already after just 3 weeks...amazing how fast you're recovering! Bet your glad to have Emma home (and amazed she stayed still enough to get that close-up).

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  19. I am sure Emma is thrilled to be home. She just has a funny way of showing it.

    So glad to hear that you are doing so well. I guess the nurse can head on home.

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  20. Man, it'll be good to get back to your own routine, won't it?

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  21. Glad you're getting back to some level of normality. Miss your blogs.

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  22. Glad you're getting back to some level of normality. Miss your blogs.

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  23. George Stoltz said

    Good to see you "back in the saddle."

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  24. You are absolutely amazing. Cannot believe you are walking, driving, and soon to be back at the refuge working again. Sounds like you are on the right track and that Nurse Ratchet must have done his job well! Best wishes for a continued recovery. So good to see Emma back where she belongs.

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  25. Glad to hear you are truly back on your feet and with wheels even (the car). And yes, I too think Emma was glad to be home.

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  26. So glad you are getting back on your feet so quickly. And glad Emma is back. I'd wondered if the UFO trappings were still there. We always chuckled when we drove by.

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  27. The light over the edge of the pond is apparently a Southern thing. At night, the light draws the bugs. They swarm the light...some fall in; some the fish jump out of the water and get. Gives the fish something to do and entertains the good ole boy watchin' from the bank. Kinda like throwing hush puppies to the coon dogs, lol.

    Cat Lady

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  28. Amazing! You must have the world's record for rehab after hip replacement. Imagine back to driving already. You go girl!

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  29. When you wrote "Wild Child" I was sure you were referring to yourself.

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  30. I am impressed with your recovery. My husband took a while longer. Of course, he was noncompliant from the beginng; that might have been part of it.

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  31. YEA EMMA!! She is my favorite part of Travels with Emma!!!

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  32. I'm pretty sure that Emma was very happy to be back home with you again. Those signs are indeed strange.

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  33. So glad to hear that you have been doing so well and will be back at the refuge. I am sure that you were happy to have Emma back with as she is to be back home with you.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  34. IF the park owners are just joshing with their Area 21 - then that is funny. IF they are serious about UFOs - then that is hilarious.

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  35. Is is great to be looking forward to the "usual" pattern of daily living. Emma is one sweet looking pooch.

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  36. Judy this all sounds great. Sorry I'm so late for the party. I'm in Big Cypress Swamp where the internet is VERY sketchy. I drove out to post the blog but didn't have time to check on my favorite bloggers.

    Emma looks very subdued. I suppose that was for about 2 seconds. Nice picture of her though. You seem to have landed in a new time zone. Too funny! Glad to hear you are out taking a walk. Amazing I say! And your nurse is going home already. That's fantastic!

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  37. You amaze me girl...It took me longer to recuperate from a hyper-extended knee than it took you to be up and at 'em with a hip replacement...Just goes to show..you can't keep a good gal down !!! Glad you are doing so well

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  38. butterbean carpenterJanuary 29, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Howdy Judy & Emma,
    Emma looks like she's waiting for a treat; she's getting white around her muzzle, do you know her age??
    Tell Kent he and the Physical Torturer must have done a bang-up job to have you this far along; he needs another big sis hug!!! Hope y'all are having a good time, but there's wind & rain headed your way; it's been blowing 30-45mph all day here in Central Texas, out of the WEST!!! Give Emma a hug for me...

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  39. Yaaaay, Emma's home. Now all is well & the family is complete again. Have you thought about 'running on the spot' & 'jumping jacks' for a little exercise:))

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  40. It's great that you're able to walk around, must make you happy.

    That's a great picture of Emma.

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  41. Perhaps a Halloween thing left behind? Who knows...but it's pretty there. Good headshot of Emma.

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  42. I am sure Emma is really happy to be home:) Glad your fully mobile again and so quickly!

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  43. I'm so glad you are doing so well. What a face, I'm sure she is glad to be home with her Mom.

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