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NicoleLJ
05-16-2010, 07:08 PM
Have taken Sheena to the dog park for the past several days and now have a slight sun burn. OUCH. Oh well. Totally worth it. She loves swimming in the river for as long as Doug will through the stick. And meeting tons of other dogs and puppies is a huge plus for her. Add to that the fact that she loves to have people admire her. We just mention Dog Park now and she goes crazy.

Now that the weather is nice and it is dry we are taking her there every day. THe days Doug works we go early in the morning, the days he doesn't we go in the early evening. Both very popular times of day so the park is usually very busy. Tomorrow I will bring the camera and post some pictures and videos of our adventures. I love going not just for the exercise but because I can help people agian and dogs. Many people with new puppies are there and ask me for advice when they see how well behaved Sheena is. Plus a lot of new people working with the shelters are there trying to work with rescue dogs so Sheena and I help out with socialization and training advice. I have so missed this.

Taz_Zoee
05-16-2010, 10:13 PM
Ouch on the sunburn. Those are not fun. :(

I saw a beautiful White Shepherd the other day and instantly thought of Sheena. :D

Karen
05-16-2010, 10:15 PM
I burn so easily that I am now very careful - I hate getting sunburns!

Congratulations on finding a park you can all enjoy! We look forward to the pictures, now go pick yourself up some sunblock and a wide-brimmed hat!

kitten645
05-16-2010, 10:59 PM
One very important word ladies....SUNBLOCK! It's really a must no matter the time of year. Afraid I don't take my own advice though...spent the day chasing 20 six year olds in overcast SF and am pretty pink for the honor. LOL!
Claudia

Marigold2
05-17-2010, 08:41 AM
Careful one sunburn can turn deadly years later. I always latter and slatter myself especially my face around the eyes where many people get cancers and on the nose.

kokopup
05-17-2010, 10:27 AM
In my younger years i always had a great tan before the summer was over. I was not a sun bather but got my exposure just being out and about. We did not have sun screens during those years so most of my time in the sun was unprotected. i cant count the times I got that initial sunburn. Now in my old age I am paying dearly or my exposure. I have had numerous skin cancers removed from various places on my body but my face has caught the worst. i am scheduled for my 4th Mohs micrographic surgery next week.

My advice to all is to use an appropriate sun screen when in the sun, better
yet avoid sun exposure all together. Take vitamin D supplements and just hide in your basement.:D

happylabs
05-17-2010, 10:37 AM
In my younger years i always had a great tan before the summer was over. I was not a sun bather but got my exposure just being out and about. We did not have sun screens during those years so most of my time in the sun was unprotected. i cant count the times I got that initial sunburn. Now in my old age I am paying dearly or my exposure. I have had numerous skin cancers removed from various places on my body but my face has caught the worst. i am scheduled for my 4th Mohs micrographic surgery next week.

My advice to all is to use an appropriate sun screen when in the sun, better
yet avoid sun exposure all together. Take vitamin D supplements and just hide in your basement.:D

There was a very good article in our local newspaper I just read this morning. Everyone wants that "healthy" glow of a tan but in reality it is not good for us. People with fairer skin tend to have more problems.

My dad was a gardener by hobby and never wore a hat or sunscreen. He has had cancerous spots removed. It is very scary. My daughter is fair skinned and I am constantly telling her to use suncreen and not be so careless. She has a friend that lives at the tanning bed place. I fear for the younger generation.

RICHARD
05-17-2010, 11:06 AM
spent the day chasing 20 six year olds in overcast SF and am pretty pink for the honor. LOL!
Claudia

I'd chase 26 year olds in exchange for a sunburn....:confused::eek:;)

Wait, that's not right........

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Seabreeze is good for a sunburn.

Marigold2
05-17-2010, 10:37 PM
The one Dr I work for does Mohs, is it under your eye and by your nose?
I am so sorry to hear this, seen the pictures and now how damaging it can be. However with a good plastic surgeon the wound should be closed and almost invisible.
I wish you the very best of luck. I am glad you are keeping on top of this.


In my younger years i always had a great tan before the summer was over. I was not a sun bather but got my exposure just being out and about. We did not have sun screens during those years so most of my time in the sun was unprotected. i cant count the times I got that initial sunburn. Now in my old age I am paying dearly or my exposure. I have had numerous skin cancers removed from various places on my body but my face has caught the worst. i am scheduled for my 4th Mohs micrographic surgery next week.

My advice to all is to use an appropriate sun screen when in the sun, better
yet avoid sun exposure all together. Take vitamin D supplements and just hide in your basement.:D

kokopup
05-18-2010, 12:24 AM
Marigold2

The one Dr I work for does Mohs, is it under your eye and by your nose?
I am so sorry to hear this, seen the pictures and now how damaging it can be. However with a good plastic surgeon the wound should be closed and almost invisible.
I wish you the very best of luck. I am glad you are keeping on top of this.

The one I am having done next week is in an ideal place not to show. It is just below where my sideburns would end. The previous ones were beside my left eye and beside my nose. Neither of my previous procedures shows a scare that is readily visible. All of my procedures were performed by a very good Surgern at UAB.