While we did manage to get through one of the most unpleasant election cycles in modern history we must now begin to comprehend what exactly just happened and go from here. I don’t know about you, but my skin is raw from constantly having to scrub the stench off of it. For now, I’m taking my cue from Sam and trying to to figure out what all this means. Fair warning, posts may be intermittent and/or grim for a while. 🙁
Live, love, bark! <3
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I am with Sam, most of the time these days.
Hi Sam, take care.
Snorts with puppy laughter. I need to remember this to maybe like get room service in my toddler bed in my bedroom. Thanks buddy! XOXO – Bacon
Good luck with that, B. Mom wasn’t overly enthusiastic about jumping to my snapped paws. BOL
This will no doubt be a struggle many of us will be forced to endure. My hopes are that we unite and strengthen along this journey. #keepinghopealive
We’re with you, Cathy, it will be a struggle for many of us, but I hope everyone knows the ranch will be a sanctuary for anyone who needs it. We need a community more than ever here. ღ
grieving is a process that I’m going to be working through for the days to come. I have no choice but to accept the decision that has been made. but I grieve for myself, all of us who had hopes for a better future and I grieve for our nation.
there is a blog bedlamfarm.com where he wrote a piece called a meditation on grief. his words seemed to sum up what so many of us are feeling in a non-judgmental , non-poltic way.
i found great comfort reading it and wanted to pass it on in hopes of sharing that comfort to all of us, men and woman alike sharing the feelings of shock grief and whatever other feelings you maybe experiencing.
hugs to everyone.
I think we all will be processing this for some time. I’ll check out the post. While I hope for the best, I am expecting far less and need all things as positive as possible. Know we share your thoughts and offer the Ranch as a sanctuary to all those who need one. ღ
Sam is smart … think he’ll share his bed?
I spent a lot of time holding and hugging Bentley and Pierre. It helps along with many prayers for our country and its healing.
I feel for you all. There is so much hatred in the world, and when it parks outside your front door and sits on your doorstep it can be overwhelming. This morning I watched Hillary’s speech of concession, and it lifted my spirits somewhat. Despite everything, there is always hope. And pets, of course – give Sam an extra hug just for being there…
Thank you. It is disheartening that fear and bigotry won out. Mrs. Clinton gave a terrific concession speech, with loads of class and dignity. Both Sam and Elsa are enjoying the extra hugs day.
Our grey skies today reflect the grey mood. When my little sister, Tallulah Bee and my human mommy were walking this morning, a lady came running toward Tallulah and said, “Awwwww, something to make us smile.” I have a feeling we’re all going to need a lot of pet therapy. We live in a bright blue dot in the middle of a red sea. Sad, frustrating, and scary to be surrounded by so much hate.
Yes, LOTS and LOTS of pet therapy. Sadly there weren’t enough blue dots to make a difference despite winning the popular vote.
heard the outcome early this morning. shock..kicked in the stomach feeling which still lingers.
was there that many people who prefer a bully over a woman. i realize theres more to then that but just wondering.
as for woman and other minority rights..I’m just terrified about the next 4 years. I know the fear in myself will die down but not so sure how long it will be before I adjust to the new normal.
I worry about how the rest of world views us. So much for the dignity of the white house and diplomancy.
I did’nt watch last night nor will i watch the swearing in ceremony.
these feelings we are all expressing here and else where are a freedom that can’t be taken from us. at least we have that.
as for myself the longest hottest shower wouldn’t make me feel any less violated. i won’t allow that feeling and the feeling of fear to take root in my soul but for a couple days I’m hunkering down in bed with reading and sleeping till the worst of thhe shock has passed.
hugs of comfort to us all from me.
I’m with you. No matter what happens, though, we’ve still got our dogs. They will always be a comfort to us, and that’s something.
Right now, the only thing!
It is not my skin that is still raw, but my mind. It still reels under the impact of the election results.
I feel completely sullied inside and out. The level of vitriol was staggering and makes me sad these people walk amongst us. 🙁
Same here. 🙁
Amen, Sam! Me, too!! I just want to curl up on the bed and sleep all day until it’s time to pick up Ducky at daycare!
Wondering if all the pets got together and voted because they didn’t like us putting their loose hair on their heads and “Trumping” them. I asked my cat and he didn’t say. :-/
Woke up at 5:30 my time zone and stayed glued to CNN until 9 to watch that Oscar-like acceptance speech. Then I dragged myself for a run to wash the whole experience off….
Sadly there hasn’t been enough shampoo or soap in our house to wipe away the stench of lies, fear and bigotry. This uncertain territory is beyond unsettling.
Sending you (((hugs))) and love. I feel the same. I have phone calls to make for my second job today and I think I am going to do them all tomorrow. I also have a blog post I HAVE to write for tomorrow and I am just not motivated to do anything. I am angry, depressed, I keep praying this was all a bad dream………….xoxoxo
Back atcha. I can’t eat, sleep or function. Learning to live with this decision is gonna be very, difficult. Can’t even begin to calculate how long shame will be my only emotion. Who’d have thought that bigotry, lies and fear would be preferable. Let the bullying begin. Woe to the rest of us. Hugs and puppy kisses.
That’s why I woke my husband and told him. I kept thinking I must be dreaming (having a nightmare) and he would wake me up. No such luck.
I awoke this morning at 4 and checked the results. Then I woke Jeff. Neither of us has slept since then. I may never sleep again. I am listening to a song, “There is light at the end of the tunnel.” It helps.
Like you guys, I’m just sick to my stomach. It is disheartening to know people were seduced by fear, lies, bigotry and obscene privilege.
Yes, that is what keeps making me feel so very sad. And either total disregard of his hate or haters themselves. I lay in bed thinking, the KKK has shed their white robes and donned I Voted for Trump shirts. 🙁
If you lie down with politicians, you’re gonna get stench.
It is totally unprecedented to elect someone who has neither political or military experience.
I now have a person to represent me as an American to the world, who’s behavior makes me physically sick. Let the world know I voted for the one who knows the constitution
I’m looking for the stash of catnip myself. Even the cats spent the night under the bed instead of on top.
Of course! Trump’s in… take shelter! 🙂
Easy for you to say…you have Justin Trudeau. 😉
Yes we do have Justin Trudeau and, bonus, I voted for him! I’m not really gloating…. just saying… eh! 🙂
Perhaps if you could persuade him to annex the blue states into Canada proper so we aren’t confronted by bigots, misogynists and other miscreants, cats and dogs can sleep safely again.
I think Trump may have an issue with annexing those States but then, does he know that they’re in the US? Hmmmmmmm!
I’m sure he’s got a payback list. Blue states and those who disapproved of or criticized him will be at the top of it.
I’m with you Sam… I want to stay under my blankie and wait for ice cream or candy and a hug…
Life was, still is, and always will be…………. choices. You can choose to accept your new Pres, or you can choose not to. You can choose to accept that he represents the greater number of voters,. or you can choose to believe devious workings. You can choose to go along with whatever policy changes are proposed and new policies submitted, or can can voice your objections. The bottom line is what is the least stressful for you because, so many people get so involved that their health suffers…. and that does not solve anybody’s problems!
Ironically Clinton won the popular vote but lost the election. Go figure.
Regardless….. how you react to it is very much under your control. Here is a very good Post!
I’ll wait to see how Trump behaves and acts. His past behavior is not enouraging.
Note to Trump: when you are president, you can’t declare bankrupcy to cover bad business decisions
Sadly I’m afraid his supporters will view the election as a endorsement, perhaps even a call, to bully everyone who is perceived as ‘different.’