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MontanaMama's Journal
MontanaMama's Journal
February 16, 2023

I brought home 6 new chicks yesterday! Photos!!!

I have four adult hens that are four years old...they're slowing down in terms of egg laying so it was time to pull the pin on an additional flock.

Meet Peep Team 2023! This is so much fun.







February 16, 2023

Montana youths take climate case to trial in historical first

Some Montana youths say they are fed up with their big sky being polluted in Big Sky Country and their Treasure State losing its value to the obtrusive hands of climate change.

On March 13, 2020, 16 young Montanans filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the state of Montana — two days before COVID-19 started shutting down the United States. Held et al v. Montana is now the nation's first-ever youth constitutional climate case set to go to trial.

This is our nation’s first ever youth climate lawsuit. I don’t know what will happen…but I am hopeful. I have a 17 year old kiddo…I work every single day to model hope for him. Our kids are losing hope for their future and I lose sleep over this fact.

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February 15, 2023

She's BACK!

Maybee is playing frisbee, running and jumping…good as new. X-rays confirmed no shoulder fracture. The vet says she can do whatever she wants to do as long as she’s not painful.

Can’t put a price on youth and excellent anti-inflammatory meds. I’m so relieved and happy to be back in action with my sidekick again. Thank you all who wished her well after she got hurt.


February 10, 2023

Injury update on Maybee....she's so much better this morning!

My girl is much improved this morning. We thought we were headed in for X-rays first thing this am…the emergency vet was so busy last night that we opted for an exam and a carprofen rx to get us through the night. She wants to play and we can’t because last night she could barely walk, sit or anything else. She wouldn’t even eat last night. I’ll keep her busy today with puzzles and we will reevaluate frisbee fun in a couple days.

I’m grateful for the well wishes of DUers last night. I was really scared. I think she’s going to be okay.

Maybee at the door asking for a play:

February 10, 2023

Healing vibes for my sweet Maybee, please.

My husband was bringing her home from work tonight…Maybee ran out of our shop and sped around the truck…she turned quickly and hit her shoulder on the hitch…she piled right up in pain. When he got her home, she couldn’t walk straight or put any weight on her front right shoulder. We rushed her to the emergency vet. Dr. Briggs felt she had good range of motion but definite gait deficit. Not sure if we have a deep tissue injury or something more serious. We got a carprofen rx to get us through the night and brought her home. The per ER was very busy tonight and Mabes was really stressed out. We will go back tomorrow for films and whatever else she might need. She’s resting on my bed for the moment. Keeping a border collie pup quiet is a challenge but as of right now she’s complying.

February 8, 2023

My personal favorite Biden SOTU phrase tonight was...

“Look it up!” Knowing those tools don’t even know what it means or how to do it. Suck on it Kevin.

On a side note, Moscow Mitch looked ill tonight. Discuss.

February 8, 2023

Maybee relaxing on the hooman bed

after getting me up four times last night so she could run around the back yard like a crazy person. Didn’t have to potty…just needed to run around. She is truly bonkers.

January 28, 2023

Maybee! North American Slush Puppy...

In her natural habitat. All weather is frisbee weather. I love this dog.

January 25, 2023

My kiddo had his wisdom teeth extracted today. Healthcare in America.

I took my 17 year old son into an oral surgeon today to have 3 third molars extracted. I'd been preparing for this...meaning saving money for the procedure for months...we don't have dental insurance. The bill was $1700 with no discount for cash. I had the money set aside and we got it done.

While I was in the waiting room, an older man was waiting go back to have all of his remaining teeth extracted. I know this because the front desk person spoke to the man loud enough for me to hear even with my ear buds in my ears. She told the man he owed $7000 today and it must be paid prior to the procedure. He asked about his insurance and she told him it would pay $1500 (typical dental annual maximum benefit...actually better than typical)of the $8500 bill. He said he didn't have the money. I mean, who has seven grand lying around?

I was embarrassed for the man and angry that this conversation took place at the front desk for all to hear. It is NOT how to treat people...and this man was clearly upset and told the front desk person he had infection and pain. He also said he did not have a ride home as was required by the office for any surgical procedure. It was a mess.

A second person came to the front desk and told the man the procedure would have to be postponed and could he come back next week (another week with dental infection and pain) and meet with her to discuss something she called "compassionate care financing". He agreed to do this.

Then the surgeon emerged from the OR area and called the second woman back to talk with her privately. She came back up front and told the man they would do his surgery today if he could arrange a ride home which he did after making a couple of phone calls.

The whole thing made me sick and sad. I'm just glad the man got care today. How he will pay back $7000 I have no idea.

January 16, 2023

I met the wonderful former MT Governor, Steve Bullock

today at the airport in Missoula! I was dropping off some friends and there he was loading his bags into the back of a vehicle. I’m usually pretty darned shy…but I walked right over to him and introduced myself and told him how much we missed him. He shook my hand and said “Thank you.” My husband walked over and shook his hand and said the same…Governor Bullock looked at us both and said “what a time we’re in, huh?” We agreed…Montana is in a scary place.

I didn’t bother him any longer…I wished him well and thanked him for his time. It was a cool Montana moment.

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