Sunday, September 28, 2014
I borrowed this from BARBIEE52...It just made me laugh
TEN FACTS ABOUT YOU
1. You're reading this right now.
2. You're realizing that it is a stupid fact.
4. You didn't notice I skipped three.
5. You're checking now.
6. You're smiling.
7. You're still reading this even though it's stupid.
9. You didn't realize I skipped eight.
10. You're checking again and smiling about how you fell for it again.
11. You're enjoying this.
12. You didn't realize that there is only suppose to be ten facts.
Have a good and safe Monday!!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Some of you might have wondered why I haven't been around as much. This is the reason. I was brushing Alice one day, and noticed a small squishy bump on her side. It didn't get any bigger, so I really didn't worry about. I thought maybe it was a fatty tumor. I kept my eye on it of course. Then on the other side another small squishy bump showed up on her side/hip area. It stayed small for a while then this summer it grew to be a large mass. We were surprised on how much it grew. We took her to the Vet on Friday. They took Xray's of her lungs to make sure there were no masses there. Luckily her lungs are clear. They also did blood work. The results didn't come in until today. The blood work came back fine, so Alice will have surgery within a month. I have been so worried about her this summer thinking if the mass is that big, she must have cancer. I kept praying that wasn't the case. Talking with the Vet she said it is possible to be a cyst, fatty tumor, or it could be a benign tumor. I feel a bit better after talking to the Vet. Also there has been the money aspect of this. I hate even thinking oh no, more money when Alice is such a sweet beautiful dog. We had Henley in not long ago with his nose problem. Then Sarge started having problems with his back legs. In about 2 or 3 weeks we will have to get blood work done for him with possible Cushings Disease. This has almost been to much for me emotionally. I barley get out of my front or back yard with my camera. Also I haven't been participating that much with Spark People. I am trying to keep a stiff upper lip as they say. Please pray that Alice will be ok. She is only 8 yrs. old. I still have pictures to transfer to my folder from the 8th of this month...Jeez.
Last night I went to a family reunion. Not everyone was there. Some of my Nieces, great Nieces, a great great Niece, and a great great Nephew. It was a fun night. Tuesday I will be taking the train down to Anaheim to visit with the Sister I grew up with. She actually lives in Boise, but is on vacation. They will be in a resort, so I am going down and spend some time with her. I won't be here in Sparks for 2 or 3 days. I really need to get away, and I look forward to the trip.
At least I have a few pictures for this blog. Things that make me smile.
Henley the Hero
Sarge..Not sure what he heard, but one ear shot up.
I asked Sarge to smile, but he wanted to give me his noble look.
And our sweet Alice
Friday, September 19, 2014
On the 1st of this month we had a pretty sunrise.
Around 7am My Hubby was on his computer that sits in front on our back window. You can see most of our yard, and watch birds etc. He heard a splash in our pool, and then noticed ripples. He went outside to investigate. There was a Dove that had landed in the pool. It was using it's wings to swim from the deep end to the shallow, then just floated like a Duck. Poor thing was scared. Dennis used the pool net to remove the Dove. He then put the Dove by one of our Rose Bushes and Garlic Plant to dry off.
We walked around the Dove to make sure it was ok, and it just watched us. About 4 hours later the Dove flew into our front yard. We were relived. The next day we saw it on our fence in the front yard, once again, just staring at us. Maybe it wanted to say thank you.
Now this is the culprit that knocked the Dove into the pool. A Coopers Hawk. The Hawk never shows up here until Fall. Makes me wonder if we will have a early Fall this year, as this isn't the first time we have seen this Hawk. Hawks will fly into a Dove etc., knock them so hard they fall to the ground, then grab their prey. It didn't work out for the Hawk this time. It stayed on the telephone wire for a bit, and watched the Dove swimming, but became nervous when Dennis was taking pictures of it. It flew off.
Around 10am I saw a different Dove in our front yard.
House Finches and Sparrows where having a feast also in the front yard.
In the afternoon the dogs got a bath. Henley the Hero looked the saddest, so I had to take pictures of the poor lad.
After that we exercised Huck and Meg's.
My friend, who owns Huck and Meg's had 2 huge Pumpkins on her table. This was the beginning of Sept. Early for Pumpkins, but they look nice and healthy. The nurse that takes care of my friend's Mom grew Veggies etc. in her Mom's back yard. A green thumb for sure!
DH just informed me we need to go grocery shopping. I will finish my blog later.
Thank you for your hugs and comments from yesterdays blog. Your kind words put a smile on my face. Nothing like having good friends!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The other day I had half of a blog put together. I copied and saved what I had written thank goodness, because my computer froze. My computer started running again, but went into snail mode. I got frustrated, so decided to run over to Albertsons, and finish the blog when I got back. Albertsons is real close to our home. A 2 minute drive. I grabbed what I needed grocery wise. I had to buy my favorite drink, Peppermint Mocha, from Starbucks that is inside the store. I have a friend who is the manager of Starbucks at Albertsons. The sweetest person ever. She has Horses. When we were looking for a new place to board our Horses a few years ago she asked if I wanted to board at her place for a real reasonable fee. We would do the feeding and cleaning up after our Horses. She lives in the hills, and there are nice trails there to ride. We were looking forward to riding together. However, she was renting her home, and the person that owned the home didn't want to be responsible for a border. So that canned that idea. Anyway, I would see Kathy now and then and we would chat...I hadn't been to Albersons for about a month, and I want to kick myself for not going there sooner. After they gave me my coffee, I started to walk out of the store, when I noticed a framed picture of Kathy with "we love you" and pretty roses around the frame. I thought "oh, it must be her birthday. I will have to come back". Then I saw "In loving memory". I about passed out. It took everything I had to keep from bursting into tears. I asked the gals that worked behind the counter what happened. They said Cathy died 3 weeks ago of natural causes. Not only was I stunned, Dennis was as well. I am 64, and Cathy was about 10 yrs. younger then me. You just never know what is going to happen in life. Like I said Kathy was the sweetest person. Always a smile on her face. I never saw her in a bad mood. Even when she wasn't feeling well (cold etc.) she was friendly. I loved her red hair. In the summer she would get little freckles that crossed her nose, and they blended in with her red hair. She was cute as can be. I told Dennis I wanted to buy a new plant in her honor and put it in one of my pots. We went to Lowes and I found a red Mum. Perfect. Here is Cathy. I hope her spirit enjoys the Mum's that I bought for her.
Later that day, our Daughter informed us she was giving her bird, Oro, to a friend of hers. I love her bird, but Kathryn thinks her allergies have been acting up due to the bird...I can't blame here there...The minute Oro heard me get up in the morning he would call to me. I tried teaching my birds the "wolf whistle", but the only bird that caught on was Oro lol. I was a bit worried about a new home for Oro though. Some Parrots have a hard time adjusting. When Kathryn's friend came to get Oro, I remembered her from the beauty school Kathryn went to. She is a sweet girl. A quiet demeanor. So Oro should be ok. The gal lives not far from us, so at least we can go visit Oro. I had just taken these pics of Oro, so thought I would share them. It is quieter without him here. What a beautiful bird.
Sorry this blog is a bit of a bummer. I have a ton of pictures to upload, and the rest of my blogs will be of good cheer.
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