It's hard to believe that Jake is 12 years old now. He still is my baby. How did he get to be 12? It seems like his homebirth just happened... He's currently into Minecraft, YouTube videos, making funny craft projects, creating his own show (Yellowbross Animations), and drawing anime characters (although he doesn't like to … Continue reading Happy 12th birthday, Jake!
It's been six months, Gramma. I miss you every day. Death Is Nothing At All By Henry Scott-Holland Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old … Continue reading Poetry – Death is Nothing at All
I ran across an online Halloween cookbook written for kids earlier today while searching for books for my second graders, and I just knew Jake would love it. He looked at it in the car on the way to speech, and he chose Mummy Dogs to cook tonight along with mac n cheese and baked … Continue reading Jake cooked tonight!
I think I know why these hanging baskets died now...Luci lays in them constantly!
...what a full night of sleep can do for a dog. Puppers is convinced she's ready to jump and run again! She wanted to play with DG this morning, but I wouldn't let her. She wanted to go down the porch steps with Ted to burn trash, but he wouldn't let her. She wanted to … Continue reading It’s amazing…
Puppers has an eight week recovery period (minimum) ahead of her. Her CCL (knee ligament) was torn completely in two. The vet snipped the torn ends and put a bolt and wire in that will now take the place of the CCL. He also released her meniscus (she had scar tissue in the knee that … Continue reading My poor girl!!!
My poor girl has a torn CCL ligament (like a torn ACL in a human - the ligament over the knee). After two appointments, medication, and xrays, the vet said she needs surgery to fix it because it could wind up tearing the other back leg which is overcompensating for the injured one (she currently … Continue reading Ouch!
We both have bifocals now. The difference is that I wear mine 24/7 since picking them up just over a week ago, and Ted "forgets" his constantly even though he's had them for a year. In the photo above, we were at his favorite local Mexican place to eat, and he has the menu that … Continue reading Yep. We got old.
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." -Claude T. Bissell When I brought home that little calf who grew up to be Bessie, the matriarch of our herd, people thought I was nuts. Now … Continue reading Quote for my life right now