Tuesday August 28th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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157 Responses to Tuesday August 28th – Open Thread

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  2. Jeff says:

    Treepers, this isn’t the kind of thing we normally talk about, but I need advice from people I trust.
    I was bitten today in the course of my job as a delivery person in a rural area. It was a large dog, it may have been a Rottweiler. It happened at a horse ranch, the dog’s owners were not present, but the workers were there.
    As I entered the horse barn, I called out to announce my presence. The dog appeared to have been resting and perhaps my call-out startled him. He got up and immediately rushed me. I deal with dogs in rural areas on a daily basis, so I wasn’t too concerned until he got about 5 feet away, and then I could see that he was serious. I turned to the side and put up my arm defensively, and he got me on my tricep. The wound isn’t too deep but it bled moderately. I’m looking at it as a first aid situation, nothing requiring professional medical treatment. I’ll re-assess in the morning to see if there’s any undue swelling.
    Here I have to put in a word. At the sound of the commotion, the workers came out and one of them gave a command which the dog instantly obeyed. Thumbs up for the good training, because after the first strike I could see that the dog was preparing for a second strike. I think against a dog that size I would have been in deep trouble had the dog not been heeled.
    I have not spoken to the owners of the dog, only the workers. They provided first aid and bandaging, and said that the dog is not normally prone to attacks like this. Again, as a rural delivery driver, I hear this statement constantly and always take it with a grain of skepticism. I did not think of it at the time, but when I returned to my shop a co-worker raised the possibility of rabies.
    What do you suggest I do? I have no hard feelings against the owners or even the dog; he was just doing what dogs do. I’m fully prepared to just shake it off and move on, but now I’m concerned about possible rabies. I don’t want to have the dog put down to be examined for rabies. Are there any options which do not involve that? I plan to go back there tomorrow and speak with the owners of the dog about vaccinations, but they are strangers and I have no way to gauge their veracity, being that most people are fiercely protective of their dogs.
    Again I must emphasize that I am not angry about this, I’m just filing it under “s*** happens.” But I am concerned about medical issues arising from the bite of an unknown dog, especially a rural dog who’s been snacking on who knows what.

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    • Chris says:

      Jeff, at a minimum, it would be a good idea to go back and check the dog in question is up to date on all vaccinations. in the meantime wash affected area with soap and water. .do a quick duck duck go search.. what to do if biten by strange dog. If it was your family dog..it wouldn;t be strange.. you would know if it has had the vaccinations and also hve records. Ask to see the dogs records to be sure .

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    • wondering999 says:

      Jeff, this happened in my household. When I moved into my home with three young kids, I took over care of a chow dog that “came with the house”. The owner was moving to a condominium and could not take the dog, and had requested that the dog stay put.

      I had some doubts but I do like dogs, and for several weeks all went fine.

      Then a group of neighborhood kids went into the garage (which was the chow’s domain” and Mr. Chow bit one of the kids on the butt. Mr. Chow bruised/broke the skin underneath the child’s jeans.

      Fortunately the child’s mom is a common sense woman. She called me over to show me the damage on the child’s posterior, and asked to see Mr. Chow’s vaccination records, which I had handy. She said that I was lucky because she’s not a person who believes in suing over this kind of thing. I did feel lucky… and Mr. Chow moved to the farm he originally came from after consultation with the former homeowner.

      The dog did not bite the child because of rabies. He bit because he felt his territory had been invaded (and earlier homeowner later told me that these children had a history of teasing him, which you should NEVER do with a dog on a chain, but I digress).

      I do NOT think that the rottweiler has rabies (especially because he responded so well to the workmen’s commands? Would ask a vet about this, but it seems that would be a good indicator) but you are not out of line to ask the dog’s people for recent vaccination records. It may help them if you reassure them that you are not a suing person and you care about dogs — you just want to reassure yourself about the health implications.

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      • Jeff says:

        Thanks for your response. When it happened yesterday, I couldn’t get a good look at it because it was on my tricep. When I got home and looked at it in the mirror I saw that it was not as bad as I thought. Just a couple of deep scratches and a few lesser scratches. Removing the bandage made it start bleeding again, but I don’t mind that because it helps to flush out any contaminants. I’m going to stop at CVS on the way to work and get some antiseptic spray and some fresh bandaging and I should be up and dancing in no time.
        “Doc! Doc! Will I ever be able to play tennis?”
        “I don’t see any reason why not.”
        “Great, Doc! I never could before!”

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