Saturday, September 30, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4185

HappyUP!!! - my partner
Why it happened -I stunk
Why it makes me happy -Mr JG was a very good sport dragging me around today....and I am thankful for that

HappyUP!!! - the greens are back
Why it happened - aeration
Why it makes me happy -they aren't perfect but recovery was just over 2 weeks this cycle. They can take a lot longer than that to get back up to snuff

HappyUP!!! - Leftovers
Why it happened -Mac Grill last night
Why it makes me happy all know that I am a leftover junkie.  When it's great food that someone else made?.....I'm junkier!!! Delicious

Friday, September 29, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4184

HappyUP!!! - playing taxi service
Why it happened - I was asked
Why it makes me happy -my fallen buddy needed to be at this appointment to get a picture taken of his head....not a time for Uber! Sacred privilege to help out

HappyUP!!! - holing bunker shot on 1
Why it happened -I'm ok in that area
Why it makes me happy - "one off" great shots are always fun...but....there is something extra about when a sand shot goes in the hole.  It's almost like ya stole two shots from the golf course.  Legal stealing is very uplifting!

HappyUP!!! -Macaroni Grill
Why it happened - dinner time
Why it makes me happy - we popped in to this old haunt tonight. Is it the most fabulous place in the world? Nope. is a place that is very consistent, clean, great food....and they can get you in on a Friday night when you didn't have reservations. "Hey, how about Macaroni Grill?" rarely gets met with a "NO!"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4183

HappyUP!!! - Road Trip coming together
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - always nice to hit the road! Can't wait! Got some cool things planned

HappyUP!!! - Super walk
Why it happened -I was inspired
Why it makes me happy -I seemed to be more taken with my surroundings today. Yeah, it was kind of approaching that "zen/meditation" zone. I often try to get there....and...more of the time...I get there by trying easier.  (<-----wow did="" easier="" either="" i="" it="" just="" love="" not="" of="" p="" sure.="" term="" that="" think="" trying="" way="">

HappyUP!!! -ball smacking
Why it happened -I am diligent ...well....sometimes...LOL
Why it makes me happy - very productive session out on the range today. This is not always the case

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4182

HappyUP!!! - calamari salad
Why it happened - it was a special
Why it makes me happy - what a great idea!!! Glad I looked at the menu at the club tonight. Killer!!!

HappyUP!!! - Dinner with the 'soni's' 
Why it happened - it's a club
Why it makes me happy - great time with a fabulous couple

HappyUP!!! - coffee time
Why it happened -it's a ritual
Why it makes me happy - fantastic conversation this morning! YOU would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that one!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4181

HappyUP!!! - Icebreaker
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy -it's like starting all over 30+ years in the future! Pathways is here and officially in practice by our club!

HappyUP!!! - big KF time
Why it happened -I swung by the club
Why it makes me happy - love hanging with this guy. He's larger than his mind...LOL. He's pretty big stuff. Great convo

HappyUP!!! - Leftovers
Why it happened - Carolina's last night
Why it makes me happy -nothing better than deliciousness waiting in that fridge for a sumptuous lunch. Just LOVE great leftovers!!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4180

HappyUP!!! - visiting the couch bound
Why it happened - it's just a nice thing to do
Why it makes me happy - don't YOU feel GREAT when you do something nice for someone else

HappyUP!!! - a coaching session
Why it happened - I'm coachable
Why it makes me happy -got some really good stuff today. Can't wait to go out and bang it around a bit

HappyUP!!! - helping out the nephew
Why it happened - he asked
Why it makes me happy - see HappyUP!!! number one and multiply it by 2. Nobody likes that pesky "check engine light" on....glad TC could fix it

Sunday, September 24, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4179

HappyUP!!! - offloading the pinwheels
Why it happened - extras were made
Why it makes me happy - my pinwheels are killer! BUT...they come with calories....BIG calories. Nice to offload to the neighbor and kids

HappyUP!!! - a chance to win
Why it happened -a late rally
Why it makes me happy -it looked like yours truly was going to be last in the numbers game. On 18, fortunes had changed...and the win secured. LOVE to WIN!

HappyUP!!! - great bounce on 12
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy -they say "breaks all even out"...well...I hope that the bad breaks were already experienced because that GREAT bounce today probably counts for 3 bad breaks. was that good!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4178

HappyUP!!! - riding the fam to the airport
Why it happened -they asked
Why it makes me happy -sure, it required getting up early. Who cares? It's nice to drop people off on their way to fun times! Kinda like going on vacay yourself!'s nothing like going oneself...but it's still fun

HappyUP!!! - Driving the ride
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy -for the next week, the new car is in my possession. All those bells and whistles. How much fun is coming? OK....none. Hey, one needs training to drive the technology these days!

HappyUP!!! - great read re-found
Why it happened - searching for something else
Why it makes me happy - you know that feeling when you stumble across a lost/forgotten treasure? was like that!

Friday, September 22, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4177

HappyUP!!! - driving a friend
Why it happened - he's struggling
Why it makes me happy - blessed that I have been put in the space to take advantage of taking someone to the doctor that could not make it on their own. It eases their struggle

HappyUP!!! - winning at the Sp Contest
Why it happened -my dudes are gooooood
Why it makes me happy -hey...if you are going to compete......WIN!!! Screw that "every one is a winner" crap!  That comes from someone that didn't win.  Go kick some butt!!!...and we did tonight.

HappyUP!!! -partnering with the bro
Why it happened -it's how it worked out
Why it makes me happy -I made a birdie on 3 at Del Webb...birdies on foreign courses are always delightful. My bro played solid...and we got a little cash for the effort.  What was that thing I said about winning not to long ago?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4176

HappyUP!!! - great blood pressure
Why it happened - been doing stuff
Why it makes me happy - you have to keep an eye on this deal.  Keep it in check before it becomes a problem. Yeah, they SAY they are fine don't want to be on BP meds the rest of your life. It just seems to screw people up by my observation

HappyUP!!! - Visiting my buddy
Why it happened - he was feeling shut in
Why it makes me happy -nice to be able to help someone convalesce and have great conversation. A CAPTIVE audience!!!

HappyUP!!! - bank walk
Why it happened -why not
Why it makes me happy -I made it part of a 5 miler today. All the things were in place for this to be a fabulous stroll.....and it was.  I was smiling all the way!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4175

HappyUP!!! - return to the Ah Masters
Why it happened - they needed extra assistance
Why it makes me happy - glad to provide this now that we are live. It is good to be of service

HappyUP!!! - Bro and Mason stopping by
Why it happened -they needed something
Why it makes me happy - it saved me a trip. After all, when you are loaning something to someone, it's always nice if you don't have to take it to them.  In this case, I found a mule (and a cute little mule assistant) to do the job

HappyUP!!! -the Springs
Why it happened - they were handing out
Why it makes me happy - great spending some time tonight with these good peeps

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4174

HappyUP!!! - Pathways goes LIVE
Why it happened - we were waiting
Why it makes me happy -finally....the exciting day has arrived when the new program launched. Now, I get to put my grubby little hands on this as opposed to just yakking about something that I don't know the nuances of

HappyUP!!! - 3 speeches
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - nothing better than starting my morning with three great and well delivered messages.  UPLIFTING

HappyUP!!! - chatting with my buddy
Why it happened - he's suffering
Why it makes me happy - my heart goes out for the malady this guy is dealing with. It's just nice to have the time to be there for him.

Monday, September 18, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4173

HappyUP!!! - the TraderJoes guy
Why it happened - he works there
Why it makes me happy -if you go to my TJ's enough, you KNOW who this guy is. He is the original Mr Positive/Mr Always Has Something Nice to Say.  Yeah...if I was around him all the time, it could get on the nerves a bit....but I am not around him much so he ends up being a nice treat whenever I come across. I can learn from this dude

HappyUP!!! - Vietnam show
Why it happened -I am into it
Why it makes me happy -this doesn't make me happy other than acquiring some insight into this little skeleton in my country's closet. It's a well done documentary

HappyUP!!! - quick feedback 
Why it happened -I'm the captain now
Why it makes me happy -nice to help out my buddy and take on some responsibility while he is incapacitated. The guys are responding well so this is going to help the task/project run more smoothly.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4172

HappyUP!!! - Brekko w/the Buddies
Why it happened - they invited me to join
Why it makes me happy -a little food before golf in pleasant company to start this wonderful Sunday was just lovely

HappyUP!!! - birdies on 8 and 10
Why it happened -good shooting
Why it makes me happy - not making a lot of birdies these days.  This was a nice little stretch to pep me up a bit

HappyUP!!! - weather and company
Why it happened - I can't control the weather
Why it makes me happy -it was just a gorgeous day to ride around the gorgeous confines of my club with my friend.  Wonderful way to spend a few hours.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4171

HappyUP!!! - today's group
Why it happened - it just happens
Why it makes me happy -Gman, Soni, and JB?....all in one group? Hey, that is just a recipe for a good time....and the stew was delicious!

HappyUP!!! -  big number, small loss
Why it happened -the opponents didn't exactly tear it up
Why it makes me happy - came close to breaking even despite tossing an 89 on it (Have I ever played golf before in my life?)..  Yes...those days happen....NICE when they happen inexpensively

HappyUP!!! -Gout Fun
Why it happened - there have been reports
Why it makes me happy - nothing happy about Gout.....but that still doesn't put it off the table for us to  make a lot of jokes about was kind of a theme song! Hilarious

Friday, September 15, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4170

HappyUP!!! - DD...Agent 71
Why it happened -he's good
Why it makes me happy -he was my partner today....cha CHING

HappyUP!!! - the Klog man
Why it happened - I golf
Why it makes me happy - he and I hadn't teed it up in awhile. Lots of fun today

HappyUP!!! - buzzKILLEDem
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy -snuck in a birdie and unlikely par finish to TOTALLY take the thrill the opponents had been looking at standing on the 17th tee.  The par on 18 was just the best of ways.

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2017

Days Predicted: 10-14
Days to Date: 34

The Days -  1) 6/16 100  2) 6/17 100  3) 6/18 107  4) 6/19 108 5) 6/20 107  6) 6/21 106  7) 6/22 107  8) 6/23 105  8) 6/24 100 9) 7/6 104 10) 7/7 108  11) 7/8 107  12) 7/9 103  13) 7/10 101  14) 7/15 101
15) 7/16 106  16)7/17 103  17) 7/22 102  18) 7/23  103  19) 7/23 103  20) 7/27 102  21) 7/28 103   22) 7/30 101  23) 7/31 102 24) 8/1 106 25) 8/3 104  26) 8/26 105 27) 8/27 106  28) 8/28  109          29) 8/29  104  30) 8/30 100  31) 8/31  101 32) 9/1 107  33) 9/2  107  34) 9/3  107

Update 9/15 -'s over.  Finally!!!! It was hotter than last year's BAKE!  2018....I can only beg that you be more kind than the last two years.  We'll see you all a bit after Memorial Day 2018

Update 8/31 - well....August WAS kind of nice....until that last week! We closed out the month with 6 days straight in triple digits....after only a couple at the beginning of the month. Man, I am SOOOO hoping we don't catch an indian summer in Sept....ENOUGH!!!

Update 7/22 -  well....we all know July is our hottest month. It DELIVERED on that this year. I think overachievement would be a better word.  August....can you please be nice

Update  7/15 - another heat wave hit the town last week....the Almanac is TOAST again this year. Maybe global warming is really a thing.  This is the third straight year that the Almanac is not even going to be in the ballpark!

Update 7/1 - things have settled down a bit the last few days. But that 6/16 - 6/24 got to everyone! 8 days used up toward the prediction in ONE heat wave.

Update 6/15 -  it's been all good so far.....but we have a heat wave acomin'. This could be brutal

You know the drill - we look at the Memorial Day Weekend weather as our guide

As usual - we will use the reporting by as our verification tool.

This year - it was a little trickier....and a bit disappointing to people like me that hate the hot weather.

Yep - I said HATE! Why?  1) I don't like to be hot  2) Everything is more expensive when it's hot.

A bit of a mixed bag - we had that 100 degree day slip in a bit early this year which is of concern. Based purely on Memorial Day weekend, we could be doing less that 10 days of 100 or more. But...I just can't buy it based on last year.

For that reason - we will be looking at 11-15 days at 100 degrees or more.

2017 Ol Nutter Almanac   10-14 predicted.....34 actual
2016 Ol Nutter Almanac  15-18 predicted .....30 actual
2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Thursday, September 14, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4169

HappyUP!!! - aeration
Why it happened - the dude caught up to me
Why it makes me happy -we usually do this in the spring...missed my guy this year when he stopped by.  Kind of wrote it off this year. It's a good thing to do though so I'm glad he was persistent

HappyUP!!! - neighbor and dogs
Why it happened - I live here...she lives there
Why it makes me happy - I now know the procedure to follow the next time I rescue the pooches when they escape.  It seems to happen frequently. Glad to know exactly what my neighbor's wishes are procedurally

HappyUP!!! - stumbling upon some information
Why it happened - I was looking for something else
Why it makes me happy - sure, it was a distraction....but...what is it about coming across something that makes you think back to when you first saw something...something you had sought out...and then...years later see that information as having helped back then....and is still relevant today?  It's a cool feeling

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4168

HappyUP!!! - The Place
Why it happened - food club needed a new place
Why it makes me happy - I actually have been to this place, The Place, once before. It was awhile back. For the life of me, I do not know why this place, The Place, isn't on a more regular rotation. It's nearby, service is great and the food is fabulous.

HappyUP!!! - general cleaning
Why it happened -I got the lead out of my bottom
Why it makes me happy - got a bit behind in chores...but...boy did I make up for it today. I was the energizer bunny!!! "Sparkling" might be a stretch...but it is along those lines!

HappyUP!!! - PRIDE
Why it happened - Pathways
Why it makes me happy - great happy I got to present in this venue.  Very high tech. The company does great things in our community. It was a sacred privilege to "help the helpers" become even better in doing what they do

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

HappyUP!!!! Day 4167

HappyUP!!! - club contest
Why it happened - it's a semi annual thing
Why it makes me happy - we had a FANTASTIC competition today. Everyone that competed grew....and we are sending some champions through to the next round

HappyUP!!! - color copies for B&W price
Why it happened -their error
Why it makes me happy - I love it when a business makes a mistake...owns the mistake...and then pays me for enduring their mistake.  Everyone ends up happy...well....I'm not sure that the business does in the moment. They will in the long run because I will return again and again because they did the right thing

HappyUP!!! -new member
Why it happened - she liked what she saw
Why it makes me happy - another person to educate and assist. It is what we do!

Monday, September 11, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4166

HappyUP!!! - Giants whoop on Dodgers
Why it happened - good guess
Why it makes me happy - uh....if you are a Giants explanation is needed here

HappyUP!!! - Dodgers 11 game losing streak
Why it happened - they are stumbling 
Why it makes me happy - the term is schadenfreude!  If the Giants have to stink like they do, I want the Dodgers to stink as well. Yep....THAT is how that works

HappyUP!!! -Nurse Ratchet
Why it happened - I get checked out
Why it makes me happy - she's the bad cop of my good cop/bad cop hygenist team....but I love her for what she does.  She's tough...but she's fair....and pretty darn funny too!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4165

HappyUP!!! - Grandparents Day
Why it happened - a nice try
Why it makes me happy - what a massive fail this one has been for the marketing industry! C'mon...trying to sneak a Sunday in for yet another "Mother's/Father's Day" opportunity to sell some greeting cards?  G-parents are great....but...really? they need a day? NO...yep...that is what I said because that is what the answer is.  The marketing machine defeated!!! (Though they did make it to the calendar.....Be VIGILANT, people and continue to boycott the Madison Ave scourge)

HappyUP!!! - DVR football
Why it happened -I got one earlier this year
Why it makes me happy -I don't have to watch football (and the commercials) live anymore. What a timesaver! I actually don't even care about the NFL much...but...if I do need to be entertained...I am digging on keeping it to being entertained!

HappyUP!!! -Raiders!!!
Why it happened - It's football
Why it makes me happy - Lynch and Cook looked pretty stellar today. Let's go Raidahs!!!!!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4164

HappyUP!!! - Oklahoma beats "The Ohio State"
Why it happened -it's football
Why it makes me happy -OK....I have a pet is any college that has to put "The" in front of it. If I am not mistaken, Ohio State was the first. If not the first, they put the most emphasis on it.  Arrogance got a little butt kicking today....and that pleases me.  Schedenfreude?

HappyUP!!! - 5 miler
Why it happened - I really needed it today
Why it makes me happy - great day for meditation in the outdoors. My head appreciated the recess and the opportunity for renewal. My spirit was nourished

HappyUP!!! -truck wash
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy should NOT let one's auto get to this stage.  BUT...when one has done that already....and then remedies the has a greater appreciation for the transformation. My baby is ready to haul and roll again...she is soooooo sparkly!!!

Friday, September 08, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4163

HappyUP!!! - Pathways Auburn
Why it happened -I am a volunteer
Why it makes me happy -this group was absolutley FABULOUS today. It was so glad to visit them. Many of them are old friends and acquaintances. LOVED helping them out

HappyUP!!! - GREAT round of golf
Why it happened - talent on display
Why it makes me happy - my nephew had the best round of his life. It makes all the things that I am doing worth it. I tossed in a little 37 on the backside that didn't hurt either.  A birdie...some bullets...and quality shots were flying on the back 9!

HappyUP!!! - D Jax chat
Why it happened -I was curious about something
Why it makes me happy - when you want to know something, go to the expert! Great catching up with this lady today.  I got an earful of good stuff

Thursday, September 07, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4162

HappyUP!!! - Patriots loss
Why it happened - they stink?
Why it makes me happy - I really get tired of the Patriots.  I just do.  So...yeah....there is a bit of schedenfreude involved in my happiness.  There....I said it!

HappyUP!!! - cauliflour rice
Why it happened - it's a thing
Why it makes me happy - been doing this more and more. It really is a nice base to work with sans the carbs...not that I am a big watcher of carbs. Still, better a vegetable than a starch

HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened - I waited
Why it makes me happy - this comes up time and time again. I LOVE thinking, "I gotta mow the lawn" all day long....then procrastinating....and waiting until it cools down....almost waiting too long....and then.....BOOM!!! a NINJA....I attack and sneak it all in just as I run out of sunlight. Don't ask me why it gives me a just does! Hey....getting a rush out of mowing has to be a good thing in anyone's book

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

HappyUP!!!! Day 4161

HappyUP!!! - Hewlett Packard
Why it happened - Pathways
Why it makes me happy - fantastic place to give a talk today.  The venue was just fabulous

HappyUP!!! - skipping out on golf
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy - I got sooooo much more by giving to that group today than I ever could have gotten on the links today. Well...wait a minute....maybe I would have had a hole in one....oh, c'mon now, who am I kidding? That's only happened once.  It was a great day to do something else

HappyUP!!! - chat with Wes
Why it happened - I made an inquiry
Why it makes me happy - I haven't spoken with this sage (yes...I MEAN "SAGE") in quite awhile and it was wonderful to reconnect.  He has volunteered some assistance.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4160

HappyUP!!! - dues checks flowing in
Why it happened -I sent an email
Why it makes me happy -nothing pleases a Treasurer more than dues arriving in prompt fashion and ahead of deadline.  Awesome members

HappyUP!!! - Rob S
Why it happened - he heard about us
Why it makes me happy - love love LOVE it when a guest comes...and when we.....

HappyUP!!! -.....have a GREAT meeting
Why it happened - extra energy
Why it makes me happy - hey, even our "bad" meetings are pretty good. We have standards. Often, however, we knock it out of the park.  It makes it a GREAT way to get the day started!!!

Monday, September 04, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4159 It's LABOR DAY!!!

....and I am soooo happy I don't labor for a living any more!!! But, I will still celebrate!!!!

HappyUP!!! - Monday Golf
Why it happened - it's Labor Day
Why it makes me happy - great to get a bonus day in this week.

HappyUP!!! - old golf pal joined us
Why it happened - it's Labor Day
Why it makes me happy -I played in high school and JC with this dude. Worked in the pro shop with him as well. GREAT to get to slap it around with him today! 

HappyUP!!! - "A Guy Walks into A Bar"
Why it happened - I looked it up
Why it makes me happy - love this song!.....found the's kind of a fun one to noodle around and sing with.

HappyUP!!! - Cart BUDDY
Why it happened - it was hot today
Why it makes me happy- nice time with the Budman today....some good chatting going on

Sunday, September 03, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4158

HappyUP!!! - Spanish Feed
Why it happened - sis in law
Why it makes me happy - hey, who doesn't love a nice festive meal prepared on their behalf? wasn't on my kinda was....I did have a birthday not too long ago.  No matter! Great stuff!!!

HappyUP!!! - an after round guest
Why it happened - Lopes invited her
Why it makes me happy -it was so nice to have S join us today.  She's aces in my book!!!

HappyUP!!! -fabulous day on the course
Why it happened - lightning strikes
Why it makes me happy - my buddy shot a 71 so I KNOW he's thrilled and they are always great to watch. I tossed down a couple of birdies myself along with a sandy par. Some solid golf going down!!!

Saturday, September 02, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4157

HappyUP!!! - partner taking it LOWE
Why it happened - he's good
Why it makes me happy - no...that wasn't a misspelling....when you bring it in at under get an extra E!  Great to watch...great to benefit from

HappyUP!!! - sauce bunker shot on 2
Why it happened - I put some junk on it
Why it makes me happy -nice that I can find those skills from someplace when I really need them. No green to work with but I got that baby to dance and stop in a heartbeat

HappyUP!!! -playing early
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy -.....especially when OL Man Summer is being a pain in the are!!! Though we may have been done but we are getting an extra summer ending ZAP of daily doses of 107. 107? Yep....that's when you are happy to have gotten off the course and be cool!!!

Friday, September 01, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4156

Remember -all days aren't happy ones...but there are things to be happy in those days.  Today was one of those

HappyUP!!! - Shadow came home
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - she had been missing for a few days....not totally abnormal but out of the ordinary. I went looking....couldn't find her.....and then she appeared.  I was so happy to see my furr ball again!!!!   ............but............then...................

HappyUP!!! - I was able to make an emergency appointment
Why it happened - Shadow wasn't in good shape when she came home
Why it makes me happy -my regular vet just couldn't squeeze her in. My baby was hurting...I could hear her even though she wasn't talking.  So glad I could get her to some immediate relief........but ......then..........

HappyUP!!! - Euthanasia
Why it happened - I had to make the call
Why it makes me happy - now, there is no way putting my baby down for the last count made me happy.  QUITE the contrary.....I balled like a baby! However, I had a long run with her....about 13 years with an indoor/outdoor kitty.  She was incurably suffering....and I was overjoyed to ease her pain and allow her to go visit her big brother, Stogie, in kitty heaven.  

HappyUP!!! - Dr Niki
Why it happened - she was who I got
Why it makes me happy- she was one of the most compassionate vets I have ever met! Truly a gem. I don't know how she puts up with people like me on a daily basis (and...yeah...if you work at the emergency vet's a daily basis). She was truly an angel!

HappyUP!!! - my good friend
Why it happened - I texted an update
Why it makes me happy - I said I didn't need it......but it was really nice of my buddy to drop everything and come see Shadow and I before that final needle was inserted.  Who does things like that? I know this.....I will  if I ever get that call!!! Sure...could have gone it alone...wasn't nuts about being seen as the sniveling mess that I was.....but it was much better with someone there.