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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This&That but not the little dealie,sunny&scooter make an appearance

As evening approaches, the little dealie that take pictures out of the magic picture box is still MIA.......*sigh*

However, there is spot of good news. Sunny & I may get to go on a small vacation! Just us!

I was thinking about it and not counting the trip to SA last week with Mom, it has been either 4 or 5 years since I have been more than 50 miles from here. I think 4 but who knows?? Just me and Sundog in the car!!! (Mom is always flying to California and stuff and Hawaii with my sister. So I have watched her dogs many, many,many times.) So Scooter will stay here and play with Mom's chis. I will go see a friend of mine who is also a nurse. She lives around El Paso.

Keep your fingers crossed that it all works out!! It might not sound all that exciting to some, but it is to me!!!! And the country in Texas is beautiful.

So, hopefully, this will come about. If I can get Mom's doc appts taken care of and get her to not make any next week, I'm hoping next week. My daughter and her family want to take me out for my bday, otherwiseI might think about sa or su. But....we'll see. Anyhow I'm going on a roadtrip soon! Hooray!

Ahem-yesterday was 9 weeks without a cigarette. I would like to know when it is that I will not want one again. However, all I have to think about is my granddaughter's face when my mom got sick and the ambulance was called while she was here. Just a few days earlier Sammy Whippet had died. She looked at me, said "this week can't get any worse , can it?" Then later as we drove home(Mom stayed at hospital) at 4 am she says to me "Gammy, will you PLEASE quit smoking. I can't stand it if something happens to YOU" gives me this look that would break anybody's heart, and starts quietly sobbing. You tell me... That little girl is,well,just everything to me. I imagine most grandparents feel like that, but she and I have been extremley close ever since she came out of the chute. Ya'll have probably heard enough about this on my dog blog for now! ha (hey,I'm also saving money. Cigarettes have gotten ridiculous expensive)


ps-earlier there was anothr pic on here. I took it off, it was stoopid


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Great shot!

Great plans!!



Winterdark said...

YAY to finding the camera! Gratulations!
In answer to your questions from yesterday: Mom has an 18-135 zoom on her Nikon D40; not a lot of lag time between turning it on and taking the picture (like less than a second); and not a lot of lag time between pictures (unless the flash isn't ready or it's. She also has continuous shooting. 3 pictures per second.

Lacy said...

w00f's Sun Pups, wow, congrats on no smokin, wish i cood say the same fur my mama....and hope u has a pawtastic time on ur and guess watt, me founded scooter a girlfriend....

b safe,

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

What a beautiful sunset!


The Girl said...

Very well done on the not smoking! That is a huge accomplishment, so wroooooooooo wroooooooooo wroooooooos to you, Jamie!

We hope the road trip works out for you. You totally deserve a little holiday, something just for you.

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

Asta said...

Sowwy I haven
t visited in a while..stoopid mommi gets caught up in stuff and "wuns put of time" I don't see what could be mowe impowtant than my fwiends..anywaycongwatulations on the no ciggies(Mommi is still a bad smokew)it's hawd , and we send you ouw love and kudos! I loved youw stowy, and I hope you had a gweat Birfday! I think youw twip sounds gweat!!!! can't wait to heaw about it
smoochie kisses
pee ess..hope you have a good time scootew at camp

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hi Sunny and Scooter...tell ur mom that Mumsie's been using Bruvver's's a Nikon D40...set on AUTO...she's a numnuts...takes fab pics!

Oh my run and get the phone for ur mom...that's pawsome. Sounds like you have a lot of wonder it took a WHOLE BLENDER full of Smoothies before I got ya to giggle...and you giggled for hours...some of those jokes you told were HILARIOUS!!!

Now now sweet Scooter...I love all my do have a few of them...and of course I love you too!!! So when do we get to go on our date? Maybe if your mom goes outta town??? Giggle!!!!

Anyway...Mumsie just got home from workie so I need to get her a little snack....

Barkin' at ya dogs!!!


Anonymous said...

It's great that you quit smoking! My mom quit smoking back when I was in high school and she said it was the hardest thing she ever did.

Sunny IS a hero. What a good girl to stand for you like that (and how smart of you to train her yourself) and to go get the phone! Good girl, Sunny.

I hope you get to go on your trip and you two enjoy it!

I got a Rebel XTi for my birthday and I am still struggling with using it. I need lessons!!!!!

Sharon (Rusty's mom)

Toffee said...

Road trip yay!

9 weeks without a ciggy? Yay!


Abby said...

Hi, Sunny, Scooter, & Jamie...

Just wanted to stop by with an update on AutoBiography Week...

As you know, it's gonna be Oct 20 - 27th, but you can start putting your post together now...

When you have it ready, please email it to one of us: or

Let's try to keep our posts to your 2 favorite pictures & under 500 words...

Our Mom's will get your post published on the "Littlest Memories" Blog during that week of Oct 20th thru 27th...

Thanks, & we hope you enjoy it...

Chef & Abby

Blue said...

Gosh, I'm so behind with my visiting...

Sunny did so well, she's a clever girl; and well done you re the smoking.

TY for the choice of award - I'm choosing the Golden Paw, to remind me to keep up with my DWB contacts, as most came long before the purely human blogs, I'm now in touch with via photo memes.

Love, pats & pets

Stanislaw said...

Congrats on your human not smoking! Tell them to keep in mind that any time they smoke inside around you pups, that the pups smoke too!

It's quite a feat and your person is doing great. Get super snuggly tonight to let them know you're proud!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello texas sun dogs its dennis the vizsla dog um hay abowt the smoking thing thats not reely a seegar in that pikcher of me so dont worry i hav not tayken up the habit eether congratchoolayshuns on the nine weeks ok bye

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hooray! Congrats on the no smoking. It takes lots of courage to stop. Mama's Mom, MIL, Grammy & both grampas smoked their whole life, but Mama's Mom finally quit at about age 50, so she hasn't smoked for over 25 years now. So far FIL & one grammy died of lung cancer from smoking. Not a pretty scene at all. Keep up the good job!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby & Mama

Gus said...

Hooray for Sunny for doing a great job!


Hope you find the connection cord soon. If I were you, I would ask Scooter (we are reading these with the newest first.)


pee ess...we have a really old Canon with all of the drawbacks you have mentioned. But we only take doggie pix, so.....

Lady Kaos said...

How exciting! You 2 will have a blast!!
My dad quit smoking a year and almost 2 months ago. Dad used a drug called Chantex though and recommends it to lots of people because it worked so well for him. It's great because he doesn't get winded like he used to and he doesn't cough like my Grandma does and we get to spend that money on fun stuff for us dogs and my Jeeps.
Congrats on making it this far and I bet your granddaughter is extemly proud of you.
Big hugs to you!!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a gorgeous sunset!
We can't wait to hear more about your trip!
Congratulations to you mom for staying away from the cigarettes! She should be very proud of herself!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

I am sure the trip is going to be pawesome!
Congratulations to your Mom for quitting cigarette. My mom did it too and she says it was not easy.
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

your posts didnt update in our reader, and we missed these. congrats on the smoke free, our Dad quit a few years ago and it was not easy, but he did it!