Friday, December 26, 2014

Limping Along for Christmas but Happy Just the Same

Christmas morning (cats upstairs)
Christmas Eve morning, I noticed Abby (our dog) came limping to breakfast and walking much slower than usual.  Then when it was time for her walk, she just sniffed around by our bushes, then walked as far as the sidewalk and sat down.  We knew for sure something was wrong so called our vet and they said they had an opening at 9:00 and of course recommended that we bring her in to have her checked out.

We lifted her in and out of the car and the vet turned her leg and neck in all directions and proclaimed, nothing seemed broken.  We increased her daily Metacam dosage to the max allowed for her weight and put pillows by the furniture that she jumps off of to soften her landing.  All we can do is just take her out to do her business to rest her leg and see what happens.

Cookie from Moochie's
I am pleased to report that it seems to be getting better.  She still limps along, but much quicker than the first day and acts normal in all other ways.  For Christmas she gobbled up her special cookie before Gerard even could see it.  We put her new dog tag on along with her Canine Good Citizen tag with her new Links-It holder.  But the present she liked best and that the cats were
Blue Senior Turkey & Chicken Grill
interested in too was the Blue Mountain Senior wet canned dog food.  Oh, she was so excited for that and the cats both came over too trying to get some.  We gave her half on Christmas and she'll get the other half of the can today.

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Here's just a short video to show how she is limping along this morning.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Already!

It's hard to believe Christmas is this Thursday!  I guess without snow and real cold weather, it doesn't seem like it should be here yet, but it is!  I put up our tree this year and the manger scene, got my shopping done early, mostly from catalogs, and even bought some Christmas cookies yesterday!  

We have a quiet Christmas around here.  Sometimes I miss the family get-togethers and not having children makes for a lot less fun, but it is a relaxing time for us.  We exchange gifts, give our pets something special and just enjoy the time together watching movies or going for walks looking at the neighborhood lights.   

I do look forward to going to the Christmas Eve service at church which is always uplifting.  It was a blessing to see two of the kids in my Sunday School class get baptized this morning, but was a bit disappointing that I only had two in my class today.  Guess some families have their family Christmas gatherings today.

We wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas! 

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

I Turned 61 Today--Am I Old Yet?

Cake I picked out at Giant Eagle for myself--very sweet but the penguins called to me!
I had a nice birthday today and was showered with gifts.  We splurged a bit and had lunch at Cracker Barrel to celebrate using a gift card we bought at Giant Eagle so we get fuel perks out of it too AND guarantees me getting to go back again since we spent less than the $25 gift card amount!

Before we left, the first present I opened was from our cats, Spunky Doodle and Manny Boy:
"You've Cat to be Kitten Me Right--Meow"
That's what the puppet team's thought was when I told them I was 61 today.  It always makes me happy with people think I'm at least ten years younger or more than I really am.  Peter Pan is my hero! 

Go Browns!
This Browns sweater is from Abby who cheers along with me when the Browns score.  I always wear orange and brown on Sundays and Fridays during football season to show my support and sometimes even on Mondays if they win on Sunday.  Now if have another orange sweater I can wear besides the same one all the time--thanks, Abby!

Furry Siberian Tiger leg warmers!
When I opened the package, all I saw was fur!  I couldn't tell what they were but then Gerard told me.  I love leg warmers on really cold days and expect these will for sure keep my legs warm!  They are very soft too but don't worry, it is from Fabulous Furs, the Faux Fur experts.   

Of course, the best part of my birthday was that it came on Saturday so I could spend it with my husband and our pets, watched the Army/Navy game.  Funny, I don't feel any older.  Thanks for making my birthday a happy day!

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