Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!

From a real party animal. No, not Joe but me Rick.  The best to you for 2017!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Monday Memories

I can't believe both of my girls are gone now. Thirteen years ago this week, I brought a puppy home that I named Sable for Lucy.  Lucy took good care of Sable and showed her the ropes and taught her the law of the land.  If someone had told me 14 years ago that I would have 3 big ass dogs in my home one day I would have laughed out loud.  Now my girls are just memories.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Is That Santa?

Well at first that's what Joe thought but it's just rain and the wind chimes.  Just two more days Joe.  As we wait we wish you a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Bye Bye Sweet Sable

I had to let my sweet Sable go yesterday.  It was so difficult yet knew the day was coming sooner than I wanted with her decline this year.  Her weight continued to fall off despite the thyroid meds and I noticed earlier this year that she could no longer stand endlessly on her hind legs and look down the road as I drove.  The last few weeks I have had to pick her up most of the time to help her walk and then she would always fall going potty.  Even with all this I was hesitant as I sat in the vets parking lot yesterday.  I was thinking I'd wait till after Christmas but that's what I said for  her birthday in November.  I knew it was time and I think she did too.  It was the first time she was ever shaking at the vet's office.  I loved this girl.  She was a lab and chow hound mix.  The man I got her from said she was the first one on and the last one off her mother.  I already miss you so much Sable.

Big Ole Girl

Sable weighed in almost 100 pounds at one time.  She weighed just 45 pounds yesterday when she took her last breath.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Get Some Rest This Weekend

My sweet Sable is hanging on for dear life. She continues to lose weight but still a chow hound? Darn thyroid. When she is not following me around the house or yard she is passed out getting some much needed rest.  We hope you have a restful weekend during this most hectic time of year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday Memories

My sweet Lucy would not have enjoyed today in southeast Texas for it was in the low 80's and very humid. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday Memories

It's been a bit cooler here in southeast Texas and my sweet Lucy would be especially frisky if she were here.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sable Is 13!

On the 13th of this month my little green eyed monster turned 13.  Just a few months ago I wondered if she would last with her hip dysplasia progressing.  I still have to help her up much of the time but she follows me around the house and yard and still seems so happy.  I don't want to let her go. I'm hoping to spend one more Christmas with my girl.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday Memories

My sweet Lucy always showed her sister Sable so much affection and who was the boss.
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Memories

I miss my Lucy's sweet smile.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Staying Cool

Sable always finds a cool spot to relax.  It is still hot here in Texas.

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Sable enjoyed the cooler temps (finally) and low the humidity today while soaking up some vitamin D.

Sometimes She Scares Me

Sometimes when I come up on Sable and she's asleep I think the worse.  WEith her failing health it's only natural to think the worse.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

My Gargoyle

Joe loves sitting guard at the front door.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lay Low This Weekend

It's still hot and the mosquitos are swarming in Texas so we're staying in this weekend.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Eat and Sleep

It's not such a bad life.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday Memories

My sweet Lucy just after a grooming, smiling as always.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Weekend Wishes

My sweet Sable bear, she's no longer a bear since she is down to 50 lbs. from a high of 95 lbs., wishes you a happy weekend.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday Memories

My sweet Lucy with her favorite toy, the porcupine.

Friday, August 26, 2016

It's National Dog Day

My three babies back in 2012 at Millie Bush Bark Park.  Lucy was still with us and Sable was healthy and Joe and my late Father had just moved in with me.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Poor Sable

Sable always manages to find the coolest spot in the house.  Unfortunately, with her hip and leg issues she has a difficult time getting up unless she is on carpet.  She seems so happy but she must be in some pain.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Memories

I miss seeing the sunlight in your hair Lucy.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Enjoy Your Weekend!

Sable can't stand on her hind legs and look out the front window any longer but she is still happy to go for a ride.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I Told You STOP!

Yeah, I know.  It looks as if I slammed on the brakes and my boy Joe was not aware. Not true.  It seems they are always aware when I go for the brake: they brace themselves.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Memories

My sweet Lucy loved Sable as her own. When I brought 6 week old Sable home Lucy was about 9 months old.  It was one of the best decisions that I made as a pet owner for they were inseparable till Lucy's death.  I wish that I had more pictures of them at this time but I had just got my first digital camera and was a bit skeptical.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Healing Process

Sable's sore spot seems to be healing ever so slowly.  I'm sure hampered by her thyroid condition.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Weekend Wishes

Despite it being so hot here in Houston, Sable insists on wearing her opera gloves for the weekend.
Have a good one!

Mondays, Mondays

Yeah they always get me down it seems.  A couple of weeks ago I took Sable to the vet.  I had been feeling a scab and noticed, what I thought, was one of those hot spots that first started appearing when she was diagnosed with her thyroid condition.  In addition to this, Sable is showing a general decline with her hip dysplasia and thyroid.  So...just as we get to the vet it starts to rain like it only can in Houston.  For such a water loving dog Sable does not like getting in the rain.  So I have to carry her in the vet, luckily she is down to 57 pounds from her high of 95.  As soon as I get in the office I fall due to my wet feet. Then in the bright lights the vet shows me this hole in the side of Sable's head.  She ask me if it could be a spider bite?  I'm thinking: you tell me.  It looks more like a gunshot to me.  Now Sable's wound is healing slowly.  But wait, on the return home from the vet the power is out here at home and the garage door will not go up so again, I get to carry Sable in the house. That's about as bad as my Mondays get, thankfully.
Keep my girl Sable in your thoughts as we navigate these final months of her sweet, sweet life.

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Eyes Have It!

Enjoy your last weekend of July.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Memories

My sweet Lucy inspecting the backyard after a heavy rain.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Joe is laying low on this hot summer day.  We've got the blinds pulled and the fans on high.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday Memories

My sweet Lucy loved the water.  That's where she would want to be on a hot day like today.