Saturday, April 25, 2015

CRANKY PANTS
I apologized in advance to those around me… I've been little miss cranky pants because I'm in so much pain - all. the. time.  We're not sure what's causing it - if it's the meds or something else.I can't even move and I hate working on the weekends. ;-(  I need a reflexologist - STAT.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"I LOVE HER AND SHE LOVES ME"
Here's a short clip of a dog that visits a nursing home in Oklahoma. She is much like Lily except I don't let her run around by herself. I'm still pretty paranoid she is going to "catch" something  - so much that I'm thinking about putting socks on her.  I'm also afraid she's going to pick up a pill or something she shouldn't off the floor.  I try to not be so paranoid about it but it's difficult.

The residents wait for her and always say she made their day!  I hear stories of their own pets or lack of them.  Their mom's that wouldn't let them have a dog… how they miss the ones they had.  It's heartbreaking and joyful at the same time.  They have their family bring treats in for her… She's like a little celebrity. She puts in a good day of work and is so tired when she gets back. She's the best pup around.



Thursday, April 16, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AUNT GLORIA
Chrissy should be home packing for her cruise but, instead, she came out to celebrate Glo's 87th Birthday.  Glo didn't have any idea it was her birthday and when we told her it was she really didn't care. She didn't know why we brought packages with us or to even open the gifts when we told her what they were for.  We finally convinced her to go to lunch. She got crab cakes and french fries.

After lunch we went to Oakmont Bakery and brought some things back for the nurses and some treats for us.

Later, Cara and I went back in the evening. We brought Rita's with us.  

Glo was thrilled.  She didn't know why we were celebrating, though, and said she was starving. I asked if she remembered if she went to lunch earlier in the day and she said no and, her normal response -  "I haven't eaten in three days!"

Click here for Glo's birthday video - it's equally sad and adorable.

Monday, April 13, 2015

PUPPY LOVE
I wonder how many times I've used that term on here?!?  More than once, I'm sure.  ;-)

I have a bunch of "drafts" - posts that I started and never finished for one reason or another... because I thought I should keep my mouth shut or I was a looking for a picture or because I couldn't get my thoughts together.  I know I had this link in one of them. I'm not sure if I ever posted it so I'll do it now.  It's a tribute to a dog named Duke. Photogtapher Robyn Arouty photographed a friend's dog on his last day on Earth.  It has resurfaced so that's what reminded me of it… Click this link: I DIED TODAY.

I've been thinking about RoseBud lately… I guess because her anniversary is coming up.  Some times when I pull out of the driveway I go right back to that day she collapsed in my arms and David went flying to AVETS.  I can still hear us screaming and telling her we love her.  Isn't that weird?

I don't know what was wrong with her or how long she would have lasted if she didn't but I do know she never should have gone on with that hike. I tried to carry her but couldn't…  she never should have been forced to be a "big dog."  It makes me sick.  I hope he thinks about that for all the days of his life. He probably won't, but he should.

I still hear her coughing like she did in the car at that bagel place and that night that I stayed home because we didn't want her to be alone while he went to Paula's for one of the boys birthdays…

Every time I go to the vets and put Lily on the table I see her.  Maybe it's because the vet STILL has one of our old RoseBud Christmas cards in Lily's chart - but still!

Funny how she's still around - everywhere.

Love The Bud.

...wherever, wherever, wherever you go...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

JUNKING WE WILL GO
My co-worker and I are a dangerous combination.

Friday, April 10, 2015

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
I'm going to all the high school musicals for work… do I have the best job around or what?

Monday, April 6, 2015

PUPPY LOVE
We got the sad news yesterday that Sabrina passed away.  She was such a good pup and the sweetest Doberman around.  Lily would torment her when we would go over for dinner and wanted to be chased around the dining room table.  They were buds.  We'll all miss you, Sabrina.  XOXO