Sunday, August 14, 2022

Serene Sunday

It's a Serene Sunday here despite the heat.  We hear there could finally be a break next week with some cooler temps headed our way.   We hope you find some relief too.  It has been a very long and hot summer.

Mom caught our Ussie by the garden this afternoon.  Sorry we are not all smiling, but we are sad to say that we are going to be taking a break and putting things on "paws", or is that pause.  We send you all the very best in good thoughts.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Time for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wordless Wednesday


Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber - having a lazy day.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

Woos - Timber

Good boy, Timber - you were actually Wordless for the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by Comedy Plus.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Happy Tuesday

 How about a change of pace from the drearies?

Dylan is in the middle of his summer molting season, and typically would not be singing.  But he keeps bringing us smiles with his daily trills.  Hope you enjoyed listening to him.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

It's time for the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop sponsored by Comedy Plus.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Monday Mourning

 Awww - so we are here to share some sad news that we alluded to yesterday.  We are feeling very sad for our human sister and her whole family. They had to say farewell to one of the sweetest pups ever - Ruby Blue.

We thought we would honor her today with a few photos from the past all the way back to her first days with the family.

Puppy Ruby Blue

Adorable Ruby

Ruby and our dancerella Cambrie 

Ruby and her reading buddy Jack, twin to Cambrie

Cambrie, Jack, and Kaeleigh with beautiful Ruby

The perfect family pup enjoying the good life.

Resting after some zoomies with Misty - they were born about two weeks apart and had a lot of fun together as puppies.

Our special sweetheart - gone so suddenly and so young - she would have been SIX this week.

Godspeed, dear Ruby - we love you so much.

Ruby Blue became ill last Thursday; she didn't want to eat and had no energy.  Friday was much the same, but now her stool was mostly orange in color.  A trip to vet revealed issues with her blood.  Very low platelet count and her red blood cells were not regenerating. She was to see a specialist today for an ultrasound and further testing.  On Saturday she seemed a bit better, taking small tastes of chicken but still very unsteady on her feet. But early Sunday morning, she had a seizure.  She was not able to stand on her own, and the beautiful fluffy tail had stopped wagging.  Her Mom and Dad rushed her to the ER, but it was too late.  Additional bloodwork revealed that her red blood cells were sticking together and clotting, her heart rate was very high, her breathing was labored, and she was in critical condition.  The diagnosis was IMHA - immune mediated hemolytic anemia - dej√† vu for us as that is what took our Angel Thunder so suddenly too.  The IMHA may have been the primary cause, but the specialist thought it was secondary to something else, like cancer or a tick-borne disease.  Who would have guessed - she was always very healthy and there were no signs of illness until last Thursday.  After discussing their options with some pretty low odds of recovery, the best decision for Ruby was to let her go. Throughout the whole ordeal, Ruby never complained.  Mom went to see her on Saturday and Ruby just kept thumping her tail while Mom rubbed her tummy.  She was a treasure and she will be missed so much.

Hug a loved one today and tell them you love them, furry or human.  You just never know what the day will bring.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Let's join in on the Awww Monday Blog Hop sponsored by Comedy Plus.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Sunday Ussie

With a little help from the flashy beast operator, a.k.a. Mom, we think we captured a pretty good ussie.

What do you think?  A smile from each of us!!!

A little followup on the birthday weekend for Dad.  It didn't all go quite as planned, but it was still a lot of fun.  The day before grandson J. was to arrive, our human brother-in-law here in the area tested positive for the dreaded virus.  That pretty much knocked out our human sister, BIL, and the two boy grands T and B since we have to be very careful with our Dad's kidney issues.  And actually the next day the three of them also tested positive.  They were pretty sick but are better now.  That was the second disappointment since we already knew that J had to come alone from Texas without his Mom and Dad since his Mom, our SIL, had rotator cuff surgery on Wednesday and our human brother had to stay in Texas to take care of her.  Then the horrific heat put the kibosh on the big Friday night Royals baseball game.  It was still over 100 degrees at 6:00 p.m. so the rest of them decided a game night at home with pizza sounded a lot better.  The escape room was a big hit with the four grands that were not sick and able to go.  Then we had a fantastic dinner at J. Gilbert's Steakhouse Saturday night.  And Mom made a delicious chicken marsala for Sunday dinner.  Then everything went haywire again.  J was on a flight home to Texas that was to leave at 9:00 p.m Sunday night.  During dinner, one text after another kept coming in, each delaying his flight a little later.  After a lot of discussion as to what might happen if the flight ended up cancelled, J's Dad rescheduled him for a Monday morning flight.  Mom got J to the airport with time to spare, and this flight took off on time.  Then about a half hour after his flight left, Mom got a text from J's Dad that J's flight was diverted to Tulsa because of the shooting at Love Field in Dallas where he was supposed to land.  Luckily J is now 18 and a pretty seasoned traveler.  He handled it all well.  His Dad booked a backup flight into DFW in case his original flight got delayed for hours and hours.  But in the end he took off again for Love Field about three hours later.  To say the least it was an adventurous return home for J.

Mom says she is more than ready for 2022 to be over.  Without a ton of detail, we have had way too many family crises.  It seems like each week brings a new problem.  Since January, there have been at least five major family medical situations.  It is hard to remain positive throughout it all , but we do our best to keep the peeps smiling.  Sadly today brought more sadness to the family.  The smiles in our ussie have slowly turned to tears.   We will wait to share it with you this week as the hurt is still too raw.  We lost one of our canine cousins:(

Life goes on, or so they say.  We do want to wish you all a Happy Sunday and hope you find many reasons to smile.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Note from Mom:  I am not sure what is happening or how to fix it, but it appears that many of our blog feeds in Feedly are not appearing.  That is our main source of keeping up with your new posts.  We started to notice that several of our friends were not posting, but when we went directly to their blog, they actually ARE posting and we are just not getting notified.  There are several, including Zoolatry, Four Paws, Madsnapper, Molly the Airedale, Aunty Yam, and many more.  We feel so badly that we don't even know when we are missing posts.  Is anyone else having this problem and do you know how to fix it?  Thanks.

Time for the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop sponsored by The Cat on My Head.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thankful Thursday Birthday

 Our sweet Princess is celebrating her SIXTH birthday today!!!

We are all so happy that Misty is here with us to enjoy this special day.  As many of our readers may remember, she had a rough few months when she wasn't with us back in 2020.  But that is all a long ago nightmare, and life is good now.  Every day with Misty is a blessing.  She is still facing health issues with her tummy, but Mom and her vet are doing their best to get things resolved. 

Don't you just love that head tilt?  Happy birthday, sweet girl - we all love you so very much.

Woos from Timber and Lightning, and lots of love from Mom and Dad.

We are joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop today.  Come hop along with us.  And let's also remember to send thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for our beautiful birthday graphics.