Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday With Spike

 Sable's brother, Spike has a lot of energy.  He could fetch Frisbee till a person dislocated a shoulder.
 Spike is lean because of all the attention he gets from my brother's brood.
But, like Sable, he is 10 years old now and does get tired.  He is not quite the "chow" hound like Sable though.  But he is just as lovable.  He just can't get close enough to you when he sits next to you.  He loves nudging you with that cold nose.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Best To You!

I hope the few of you that find us here and have commented through the year will have a wonderful Christmas.  I'm not great at networking, so I know my readers are few and far between.  I suppose that I started this blog out of the love I have for my girls and now my Father's dog Joe.  As a result, I don't have to embarrass myself talking about my pets as though they were my children(aren't they?) in social settings.  So Sam, Monty, and Harlow, Tim and Lulu, Sean and Truvy, Howard, Stan, Coco, and the others who have stopped by through the year we wish you the best for the holidays and a Happy & Healthy New Year!

The Sweetest Story

 One of the sweetest stories of 2013 is that of Mr. Cecil Williams and his seeing eye dog Orlando.
 Mr. Williams fell on to the subway track in NYC and Orlando followed suit staying with his master as a train passed over them.
Thanks to many donations after this story the aging canine will stay with Mr. Williams while he gets a new service dog.  Good for you Orlando!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I Love This Time Of Year

 The kids do too.  With the cooler temps, they get to ride with me and I don't have to worry about leaving them in the truck if I get distracted and stay in the store too long.  Joe has taken Lucy's old spot by the window.
 Sable doesn't seem to mind too much that she has taken a back seat.  Just so she gets to ride.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sunshine On My Baby Makes Me Happy

Today is the first sunshine we've seen in almost two weeks.  Although in the 40's, Sable took advantage and soaked up some rays.  When the pooches aren't underfoot, I become concerned thinking that they got out of the yard some way.  So when I look outside and see my baby I have an ahhhhhh moment.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter Blast

 My Father, Sable, Joe, and I just returned from our trip to the Ozarks.  What perfect timing on my part.  I knew the weather predictions for the end of the week were bad but I just didn't believe.

After a 15 hour drive Saturday, that usually takes 11 hours at the most, we are back in southeast Texas.

 By Friday evening, 12 inches of snow had fallen in the Ozarks.
 I downloaded these photos from the area.  I hate to see cattle out in this weather but I understand that horses don't mind the snow.  I guess Mr. Ed started that rumor.

The stuff was beautiful (I left my camera in the garage with other things I forgot to load up) but I couldn't really enjoy it knowing I had to drive back in it with my father and the dogs.

Monday Memories

It appears that Lucy did not appreciate Sable's attempt to shade her from the sun in this 2008 photo.  Poor Sable knew how you red heads burn Lucy.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

All In The Family

Sable's brother, Spike, appears to be as much a chow hound as Sable.  Yet, he manages to stay somewhat lean.  How is that?  Oh yeah, my Dad is not around feeding him scraps all the time.  Plus their house rule of "no scraps to the dogs".  What a downer.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I saw this online and thought it was so cute.  Enjoy your holiday!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bed Warmer

With some cooler temps I decided to get some flannel sheets.  I've never had flannel sheets before and frankly, could not imagine ever having them but... My father has been complaining about how cold it is so I got a set of sheets for him and for my bed as well.  It seems Joe loves them too.  Since I have had to take down one of my pet gates to make it easier for my father and his walker, Joe has taken to my bed.  When I look around and he's no where to be seen chances are good that he's in my bed.  I'm glad I gave him a bath last week.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sable's Follow Up

 Sable looks to me for comfort as we wait for the vet.
 Sable's blood work numbers looked better with a 4 pound weight loss.  My $$$ numbers didn't look so good but when there are positive and visible results it's worth it.
 It was unpleasant being in the room where I said good bye to Lucy.
 On the way home, we decided to celebrate Sable's weight loss at Sonic.  Okay, it was my decision but...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Under Joe Watch

My Father has apparently had a light stroke recently (more tests tomorrow) so I'm feeding him in the den now in front of the tv.  Joe knows something is up and keeps a watchful eye out for any dropped morsels of food.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Poor Sable

 I didn't realize just how bad Sable's skin condition had got till I saw her out in the bright sun light the other day.  I had been putting the ointment for "hot spots" on her but it apparently is of no help.  Her hair has only grown back in spots after being groomed in June.
So I got a chance to take her to the vet this week.  They reaffirm that it is her thyroid that is causing this hair loss.  In addition, she had ear infections in both ears.  I don't mind saying that I resent it when they will only give me two weeks of meds wanting to see her again.  When I drive up to the vet office I see Cadillac Escalades and Range Rovers in the parking lot and they see $$$ signs when they see me.  They wouldn't bat an eye to charging me, or anyone else, $2000 a month if I'd keep going.  I told her that I wanted 3 months supply of thyroid meds the next time I come back.   We'll see how it goes?  I might be looking for a new vet after 10 years.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Mourning

I was working in the yard  over the weekend and found Lucy's porcupine among the weeds in the bushes.  It brought back a flood of memories.  It was her first toy.  I would tell her that it was her baby.  I miss my Lucy.

Sad Boy

I don't know if Joe is grieving for Lucy or just sad that he is wearing his bark collar again.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Not My Girl!

No that is not Dumbo.  My Sable girl has got in her head that she wants to go trick or treating as Miley Cyrus.  No way! Not my girl!

Monday, October 21, 2013


Sable's brother, Spike, came over for a visit over the weekend.  Sable is not too interested and shows no connection but Joe loves to pester him when he is here.  Spike is a few inches taller than Sable and about 15 pounds lighter.  He's very affectionate/friendly like Sable.