Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Juggling and when the balls fall

Now that we are past Monday, I really hope this week improves. I got home last night, hugged the dogs, and remembered how wonderful dogs are. Give me dogs over people most any day.

I guess I'm trying to juggle too many commitments and failing at them all...but would you believe the worst experience of the day came from my sons Boy Scout scoutmaster? They should really raise their standards for people who take that position....I know some men who are awesome scoutmasters, and the good have outnumbered the bad overall, I guess. I did call one of those awesome scoutmasters and talk to him about the evenings experiences. I hope it helps the boys in the troop.

I'll leave you with a picture from last weekend-of Thumper helping me fold clothes. I think he was trying to tell to play with dogs not laundry. Once again I think dogs are smarter than us. They live. We just juggle until the balls fall, and go home to furry friends and start to pick them up again.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lightning Speaks

Hello everyone,

Thanks for checking on me. I'm not sure what happened. First I was going for a car ride, then I was in the vets but trying to leave with mom, then I was in a crate, then I woke up and was confused so I went back to sleep. I slept at the vet place, in case you didn't know. I missed home but slept alot. Then mom got me and I came home. My leg has stitches but I can run and play anyway. I've been a good dog and I haven't chewed on them and had to wear the cone of shame. I want mom to put that on Thumper so I can laugh at him. Here is a picture of me so you can see I'm doing good. The best thing is when I got home I got to eat soft dog food that was yummy. That made me happy. That, and being back home with my boy. I missed him the most.

Friday, April 19, 2013


Thank you for your kind comments. Lightning is doing well but is staying overnight at the vet's. She said the masses were lipoma. I'm relieved. Looking forward to getting him home tomorrow. :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Lightning is having surgery tomorrow to remove a couple of masses. Our vet says one is definitely a lipoma, and the other is likely a lipoma. I'm anxious about this. The thinking part of me knows, as far as dog problems go, lipoma is the least of them. But one is large and in his armpit (if dogs have those), and I'm afraid it's going to hurt him alot. I'm a worrier by nature, and my fears run rampant about the second one that is "likely" lipoma. I've never had to care for a dog with stitches like this either, so that's got me worried too. I'm afraid for my boy. And me. The Bible verse "Let not your heart be troubled.." keeps running through my head, but my heart isn't listening. It's troubled. It's as stubborn as Thumper.

Monday, April 15, 2013


I wrote the Monday mischief post and then heard about the explosions in Boston. I don't understand this world. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

Monday Mischief

Hi everyone,

This is me with my frog. It's not a real frog but Mom thought it was at first and she was scared and she screamed. It feels like a real frog. It's stretchy and squishy and it flops like a real frog. It's my favorite. I just found it in the yard and I don't know who put it there but if I did know they would be my best friend forever.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Aries got his wings

Good morning, friends.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers the last few weeks for Aries. After a good fight, he has gotten his wings. He left us Friday. He was a special boy. Run free, sweet Aries, and run to your hearts content.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Uncaptured Creativity

I know I've been absent lately.  I just haven't been much in the blogging frame of mind.  I have spurts of creativity, but that's usually when I'm captive in a meeting and my mind wanders, and of course I can't bust out the lap out and capture whatever genius just popped into my head so I lose it.  I could never be a real writer...lol.  How do you handle it when you get into a rut like this?  I'm interested in how other bloggers deal with it.

Aries update - Thank you for your comments and concern about Aries.  He is still in need of prayers for his recovery.  I didn't go into details before, but he was diagnosed with spondylosis and lost the ability to move his hind legs or stand.  His mom and dad have been taking care of him, trying to get him stronger so they can try alternative and physical therapy.  Please send up some prayers for them.

Lightning and Thumper update - We were out of town last week, and I boarded the dogs.  If you followed us last summer, you may remember what a horrible experience they had, so I was a bit concerned about it and had no plans to send them back to that place.  Several people recommended a local vet practice that also has a boarding business.  The boys had an indoor/outdoor run with freedom to move about through a doggy door, and there was more than 1 person there as staff.  Quick access to a vet was a plus.  I hoped they would like it as much as I did.  At drop off, Lightning figured out what was up and kept leading me to the door to leave.  Thumper saw somebody (the kennel manager) there to pet him so the little traitor ditched me.  Lol.  When I went to pick them up, they were both happy to see us and did not have the stressed behavior of last year's experience.    YAY!  They both did well and fell back into their usual routine at home.  I'm glad there's no wild tale to tell this time.  

Have a good evening.  Tomorrow is Wednesday already.  Maybe I can find a good picture to post...Wordless Wednesday should be a breeze, right?