Monday, October 30, 2006

Wednesday on Tuesday

This is Wednesday. She is the most illusive of the three cats. She is quiet and sweet, and rarely makes trouble. She is also so sneaky that it is fairly difficult to get photographs of her.

The last photo that was taken of her was taken for our group Christmas card last year. Although, now that I think about it I should have saved these photos for the card. Oh well, enjoy your Christmas Wednesday early.

Here is a special shout out to Wilson, her first love. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The fuzzy has returned

Ruby is recovering well. Her fur is growing back quite well. She has this very soft short hair that acts like a lint brush (she is always carrying around fur that doesn’t belong to her)

She rarely limps and keeps wondering when she will get to go for a walk (next Wednesday, shhhh don’t tell her it’s a surprise)

Ruby has adapted to life in the living room, although she is thinking it is time to buy her a new couch.

“Later dudes, its time to Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

An update of and to my husband

As most of you know my husband off getting “trained” as Harper put it. He is well into his second week and working hard. We finally have an end date to this training, which I will not post here. (I’ll email it out later)

We still have no idea where we might be going next. However I think we are prepared for anything.

Now to my husband…

This is what I got done today.

Before (actually way way before).


Do you like it?

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Celebrations, Birthdays and Blogs

Well it was a busy, busy week for practically everybody I knew. And luckily I got to see almost everyone. We celebrated my grandmothers 90th birthday (although she doesn’t turn 90 till December 9th).
We celebrated Uncle Frank’s 95th birthday!!!


We celebrated Harper’s 1st birthday.


We talked about kids and blogs, and blogs and kids, and how lucky we were that we didn’t burn the place down with grandma’s cake.

I’m glad I got to see everyone.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Forgive me. I had to post this little guy. Who ever thought of this is a genius.

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Part carpenter, Part magician.

The stuff I have to do to be able to fix things around here is unbelievable. Anybody looking for a house to buy? (I’m not kidding) It’s just a quick walk to the beach. :)

Ok, so in trying to fix the wall I had to come up with a way to hold the wall together without having to stand there for an hour and a half while the epoxy sets up.

I kept walking all over the house looking for things to make this work. Ruby must have thought I had lost my mind. This didn’t bode well for her since she is still caged and wouldn’t even have been able to eat my lifeless corpse after I ran amuck with the screw gun.

Don’t worry I haven’t gone mad, yet. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Felcro Please.

Ruby is zipper free and loving it.

We went to the vet's office to get the staples removed today. Ruby headed into the office just fine. She even met the doctor with licks and wags. When she left the office she bolted for the door and almost broke the glass, and considering that the floor was slippery and she was wearing her spiky collar it was quite a feat.

Only 6 more weeks to go. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 16, 2006


He made it. He is working hard already. If you would like to send him some regular mail (he wont have much time to check his email) email me and I will send you his address (If I haven't already).
You can always leave him some comments here.

Thanks for everyone's support, you all have been great. I'll update as soon as I hear anything else.

umm... excuse me? I was here first.

Sometimes there is never enough personal space, even in the living room.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

and so it begins...

Night One Directions:

Take a deep breath
Let it out slowly
Repeat (as many times as necessary)

Only 4 or 5 months to go.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I, much like a chili dinner, am quickly on my way out. Emily will be checking in on the cats, and Swampthing will be crying himself to sleep every night.

We will get back to you with updates as soon as we have updates to give.

And with that, I leave you with this joke....

Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshipper?
He sold his soul to Santa.

The Others

In looking over what has been written so far I realized that there was an important part of the family that has yet to be introduced. In fact, they are quite upset that I have not mentioned them. So upset that they out right refused to help me with this post.

So in my attempt to appeal to their egos I am posting a few videos of critters like them. (Hopefully they will start speaking to me again.)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Final Countdown

As we head through this final week of freedom, we are reminded of how many people there are out there.

We just thought we'd share the current theme song with everyone, so they can share our pain.


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Zipper Knee

Ruby is doing significantly better today. The swelling in her knee has gone down and the color (bruising) has started to fade. She is eating her normal diet (still not much).

She also more active, which is good and bad. She is able to get around easier and is starting to put her foot down and step on it. The problem is she is more active and wants out of her pen.

A week and a half till the staples are removed.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ruby's New Digs

When we brought Ruby home we realized we had a problem. Ruby couldn't turn around in her kennel with the E-collar on. This made her very nervous and not very comfortable. So I ran to the store and picked up an exercise pen, it is bottom and top-less but keeps her in one area so she wont hurt herself accidentally.

Ruby has been confined for three days now. She has another 2 months to go before she can resume normal activity.

Yaaaawwwnnn "Um, hey mom. How long is 8 weeks again?"

"You're kidding right?"

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I think she might have a bionic implant. I hope they can fix the others to match so this wont keep happening.

She's Home.

They shaved her leg and her butt. She has staples in her knee and that is all. She gets to wear the lovely E-collar for 2 weeks until the staples come out, and she is on cage rest for almost a full 2 months. She is on pain meds and antibiotics for about a week.

We are going to take it one day at a time.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


She is out of surgery and in post-op she should be home tomorrow.

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

One of the hardest things for me to have to deal with is watching someone I love go through a very painful ordeal. About a month ago my pup tore her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) while playing with a neighborhood dog. Today we dropped her off for knee surgery.

We have opted for the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy - TPLO is a procedure where when they go in and change the knee joint to not need the ACL.

In traditional surgeries they repair the ACL and hope that it holds. With younger dogs they often re-injure their leg later on in life. The ACL will never regenerate on its own and traditional surgery helps to create scar tissue that holds the knee together.

We are hoping that with her new knee she will be just as active as she was before. It take 6 to 8 weeks for recovery and for the bone to heal.

So for today there is an empty space on the couch, waiting for its owner to return.

Monday, October 02, 2006


I became acutely aware that it was suddenly October. Did summer pass so quickly? Do I have time to enjoy outside before the snow starts to fall? Am I getting so old that a year can pass in the blink of an eye and I only notice when strange things begin to appear on the internet?

overly large vegetables.

and then I found these.

These poor little pups made to dress up in the uncoolest of cool outfits. Why couldn't their owners understand that dogs want to be cool for Halloween.

Now Superheros are cool!!!

What pup wouldn't want to dress up as batman, wonder woman or superman for halloween?