OMG, im so glad its over. are you?

coco with big bone - coco with the big ham bone, son had to get away from her
@bunnybon7 (32638)
Holiday, Florida
January 3, 2011 4:03pm CST
The holidays I mean, for a couple months. Until Valentines. but I wont have much to worry there as I dont have anyone that buys me candy and flowers any more. or anyone I do either. Anyway, we got a ham for thanksgiving besides the small turkey. and man is my son good at picking ham After the ham dinner, and ham sandwiches, I made potato soup that was as son said "out of this world good"! so, when xmas came, i said lets get another ham and Ive made chefs salad, yummy, and cooked a delicious pot of beans, plus more soup, in fact still today, im smelling a great pot of potato soup we are going to have in a few. son gets a ham you have to bake and its already sliced, plus its got a bone and you put the honey glaze on it. Did you have ham? It seems to have been better on my stomach this year then the turkey. He did make the mistake, of which he got hollered at, of giving coco the big bone out of the beans. as I told him, she can chew anything up so he was the only one could get it from her as she ran from me after i seen her chew a piece off. Some times I worry about whats going to be come of her when im gone and hes left with her. Does your dog chew anything up? no matter how big and hard it is?
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@laura27 (74)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Yes I had enough of the holidays also knowing the fact that you can't go outside cause its either freezing or more snow on the way. Ordering something from a source between December and January gets annoying, cause you'll really have to wait if sended by standard mail. I know what you mean about the dog chewing on stuff, my sister dog likes to chew. Most dogs have this problem unless they're always trained to not chew on anything 24/7. So sad I can't touch no ham. I say no to pork.
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@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
yes some people cant eat pork either because of health reasons or religion. coco loves to chew bones but not chew other things as she learned as a puppy after she had a bad bout with her stomach from a toy soldier, plastic, she chewed of my grand sons
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Jan 11
I'm SO with you bunnybon!! I'm SO glad it's over! The holidays are gone for another year! I hate the time from Thanksgiving to New Years because of all the hustle and bustel going on because of people going nuts with their shopping escapades. I do enjoy the decorations that people put out but not the nut raving crowds that we have to put up with. As for Valentines Day, it's ok. Hubby and I will probably go out to dinner and that's about it. Frugal living at it's best. lol We have two German Shepherds that love to chew on anything that they get in their mouths. I mean, they chew on their bowls which is very hard plastic but there's teeth marks all around the top. The go into the woods and bring out branches that have fallen and chew on them. One will be two next month and the other is just over a year old so it's to be expected but gosh, the mess they leave behind for us to clean up. bleh
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Jan 11
my youngest son has a dog,i think its a husky or chow, forgot now, but it chews everything. he said its even chewed their mattress up im at a loss as to why some dogs cant be cured of this. is it a puppy stage? or do you know why?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Jan 11
Yeah, puppies will chew on everything and anything in sight till they're two years old or older because they're teething. Chewing helps ease the pain in their gums while their teeth grow in to fit their mouths then their adult teeth grow in. All puppies chew, some chew and never stop. Labs are well known to chew all of their lives. What your son needs to do is get his puppy a doggie crate so that when he leaves, the puppy can stay in the crate and not chew up everything while he's gone. Put some doggie toys inside for it to have something to play/chew on and of course, a bowl of water. It trains it to not urinate in it's little area as well so when he takes him outside, it learns that that's where it goes to relieve itself. He puppy will cry out at first but then it will eventually learn that that's it's safe place to go to to sleep and will go there on it's own. Now at first, he can leave the puppy in the crate for about two hours the first week before letting it out to relieve itself then the next week for four hours and gradually increase the amount of time to no more than ten hours. Hope this helps!
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 11
Ham for Thanksgiving, turkey for Christmas. We don't have a dog, so we had to eat the leftovers ourselves.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
i know but you can always freeze it for when you feel like making other soups or something with it.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 11
Yep, I've been doing that.
@celticeagle (114478)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 11
Oh go on about it. I wanted ham for either Thanksgiving(couldn't do that) or Christmas and it never happened. What you cooked sounds really good. Why did you take the bone away from the dog? Isnt it good for his teeth for him to chew on such things? If he can chew anything up I'm not sure where the problem lies. Are you sure the dog will be around a long time and be around after you're gone?
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Jan 11
im not sure she will be here after me. but im hoping i dont have to loose her before i go. you see, if a dog chews a piece off and cant swallow it, she could choke trying to or she could swallow it and it gets lodged in their stomach and has to be surgically removed or they die from that. coco gets special pressed bones that breaks up small and is natural ingredience she can digest. they are good for her teeth. i do a lot of reading up online about such things because i want her to be around a long time.
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@celticeagle (114478)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan 11
I thought that was just with chicken bones and such. Not a big bone like that.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
7 Jan 11
You forgot about the no matter how disgusting that it might be. Try as hard as I possibly can, I can not get our older and bigger dog to stay out of the trash can. When Paul, Lilliana and Kaylen were in diapers and I was babysitting the girls I swear that Michela would wait until I threw a diaper into the trash can so she could go get it and chew it up. It is so incredibly disgusting and let me tell you, that gel stuff in diapers is almost impossible to clean up.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
7 Jan 11
yes for some reason dogs like to chew disgusting things with human waste on them. my grand daughter , i had to share a room with for about a yr. never kept her clothes picked up no matter how much we tried everything to make her. it was disgusting. i was so glad to get my own place. till the snakes ran me off from there. but coco used to get her underwear and try to lick them clean...yuk
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
4 Jan 11
My dogs would chew bones all day but I don't let them have any. They can splinter and injure them internally! Still, people who see commercials and remember the old cartoons think that bones are harmless to dogs. I feed mine bully sticks. They last hours, sometimes a couple of days. Good for the teeth and gums, totally natural and digestible (unlike rawhide) and they love them! I've found that they also keep puppies from chewing that they aren't supposed to.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
see dragon, you are a good mom just like me coco gets some bones called chicken kabobs by waggin train. shes never had a problem from them. they are pressed bones and natural ingredients.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
4 Jan 11
i didn't do much for christmas this year... so it is already over for me the next day after... i don't like big parties... i always like everything small and simple... that way, i don't have to have lots of headache... i'm kind of glad that christmas is over as i don't like the crowd and also how businesses use this time to commercialise their businesses... take care and have a nice day...
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
sounds like you and i are both a bit scroogie on these holidays lingli. you take care to
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Actually I cooked a big pot of chicken corn chowder potato soup. This Christmas was different around my house. I have some family members living with me, their stuff is piled up throughout my house. no place to sit and have company over. I usually make a big dinner with yummy ham for Christmas, not this year. I love the spiral honey glazed ham with the bone in it. The ham you get with the bone has more flavor, then you can use the bone and the meat left on it to make a big pot of soup, thats some good eatin. I am so glad the holidays are over with, it just wasn't good this year. Hopefully this next year is much better then last year.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
yes. so many people could not even afford a lot of extra food. but that you had sounds really good. my son likes chicken corn chowder. im going to have to try and remember how i made it yrs ago. his ex made that really good. yes thats what he got bone in spiral honey glazed ham. it was well worth the money because its lasted several meals and we still havent gotten tired of it. still some in freezer.
• United States
4 Jan 11
i don't mind the holidays so much as the commercialism. especially christmas.it gets really irritating 30 days in. i look more forward to cooking anyway. we usually get turkey,ham is more of an easter thing.my family's set in what they want,so if i changed it they'd grump. no dogs here,but the kitties usually get a good portion of whatever we're having.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
yes kitties seem to love the special food also. and my cousin is like your family. he has to have only certain things on certain days. even weekly food on ordinary days have certain menus. myself, i got tired of eating the same things all the time when i stayed there. friday some kind of fish, even though hes not catholic. sunday always chicken etc. etc.holidays only one menu for what he thought was for that holiday.
@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
4 Jan 11
The roomie's mom cooked ham and turkey for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I ate turkey. The roomie got both, but I don't mix my meats because of my food allergies and rotating my meats (I'm supposed to rotate everything, but meat seems the worst of what I do eat, the few veggies I have real problems with I just avoid.)
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
so sorry you dont enjoy a lot of good food. its tough when you cant eat a lot of things.
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@dodo19 (27793)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Jan 11
I am glad that the holidays is over, as well. The Christmas holidays are a stressful period of time. A period that I'm not always fond of. I'm always glad when this period of the year is over. I feel relieved when it is. A lot less pressure when this is over, which is always nice.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
oh me to. ive had such a time and my youngest has not even called to say if the babies really liked everything. i mean most family is so ungrateful.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
4 Jan 11
I love HAM! It's the best Christmas food for me. We don't have turkey for Christmas, so It's just usually the ham. Here in my country, people give ham to others. So we have commercialized ham which are round or pear shaped. These are already cured (and probably has a lot of extenders, but it's still yummy! Even better than some hams that are whole meat). They taste sweet and salty. There are of course traditional hams that are smoked in ham nets, and still has the bone in it! Yum! It doesn't taste as good as the commercial ham because you still need to add a little flavor in it. The meat isn't as tender, but, you are sure that it's whole meat and doesn't have a lot of preservatives.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
ours had the bone in them. i think the bone is what makes the most flavor. i got pretty sick of turkey every year, plus we seldom have ham anyway. just for special occasions.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
3 Jan 11
I give my dog a bone every once in awhile. I don't think it hurts them. U are just a 'mother hen' when it comes to coca, lol. I didn't cook a ham or a turkey for chtistmas & i missed having them. Noone was coming Christmas day so i had leftover lasagna I made CVhristmas eve.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 11
well thats good. at least its something no one was tired of already. i have a few family members that make tomalies, tacos, or some mexican dish. just so no one is tired of turkey or ham. but you can freeze some and have it later in beans or soup if you get you a ham.
@Hatley (158030)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jan 11
hi bunnybon we had ham and sweet p otatoes for New yearsl oh Christmas they went all out with chicken condon blu and dressing and salads and pumpkin pie and cranberries I was so glad no turkey as we get fed that at least once a week and I am not really fond of turkey chicken or ham are my favories. I was just rememberin the tail of the beef tongue. My husband was found of beef tongue so I had cooked it and pyut it on the dining room table to cook before slicing it. My mom phoned me and I w as engrossed in talking to her and I never noticed my dog Swap. all of a sudden I looked through the pass through and Swap had managed to get the edge of the table clothe and now he had my tongue. I yelled"No drop my tongue.ouch will you let go" and ran over and pulled it out of his mouth. Now I had a decision to make throw the whole thing out or just what he had his mouth around. I qui ckly cut the part off my dog had touchedc and put the tongue back in the pot and turned it back on to heat up and kill any bacteria. then I grab bed the phone. My mom said "ARe you okay, did you hurt your tongue badly? " I laughed and told her about the dog and the whole tongue. My son and my husband never did hear about it as I did not want to put them off eating their dinner lo l loll Yes I am glad the holidays are over now. Valentines day never means much to me anymore as I am a widow so nobody to buy a valentine for anymore. I do get valentine candy for my low sugar cache but I only eat it if my blood sugar is low. I never got flowers for valentines but always a b oc of sees which I loved but was not good for me as I could not resist and a lo vely valentine from my husband and my son. Myhusband could not get the idea of women loving flowers lol so he would get me a potted plant and really that was wonderful as I could have them as house plants or flower garden plants.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Jan 11
it really sounds like your husband was a very wise man. thats a very funny story. your poor mom must have been panicked over your tongue for a while good thing you caught it before the dog ate the whole thing. coco probably would've had it all quickly because she hides when she knows mom dont want her to have something. Im so very glad they at least fed you good over the holidays. sometimes us widows dont have a lot else to look forward to then a good meal.
@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 11
Oh, I am not quite done with Christmas. We did get a ham, and it was yummy. I have put some in the freezer for later. I will make my beans soon. I made ham salad out of some of it, and sandwiches were good as well. I am mainly trying to clean and organize a lot of stuff now. Have a great evening and watch out for your dog.
@bunnybon7 (32638)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Jan 11
i know. sometimes i think she thinks of nothing but food. shes way to fat for her size. im always telling her shes a little piggy in a dog suit. she actually growls at me when i tell her she has a fat booty!! wonder how she knows what that means