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Monday, December 1, 2008

We interupt this blog for a nervous breakdown

Sunny here. Poor mom had a bad fall yesterday. Sometimes her bad leg just gives out and she has not mastered the art of walking on one leg, so down she goes like a ton of bricks. (Last thanksgiving when this happened she got a black eye from hitting my cow femur bone with her face..) And no she doesn't drink, especially since she quit smoking. (Ahem-she says it is now around 4 months. She also says she would kill for a cigarette! ha) So last night and today she is in some serious pain with a headache to go along with her knee pain. Poor mom.
She is also panicking about the Christmas cards for 2 reasons. She has been trying to get the both of us in a nice holiday shot. While I know how to stay when she tells me to, Scooter is all over the place. She is going to try to get someone to come help her. (She says it is times like these when living alone sucks) Also, as all of you know there have been some economic setbacks lately. She has found out that her little bit of retirement from one of the hospitals is gone. At least that's what they tell her. She's trying not to freak out about that. She also wishes her disability had cost of living increases! lol So now she is thinking we had no business signing up for the card exchange. I told her to take it easy, but sometimes she gets out of hand. We will get a picture and we will send cards. Probably mostly e-cards if she can figure out how to do it. (She had no idea that e-card places cost money and besides, she wants to try to send one with our picture on it) She really wanted to send mostly snail mail cards, but that may not be feasable due to $$. Have I mentioned she is pathetic when it comes to the computer??
So she is hobbling around having to use her walker and leg brace today, and trying not to do much but stay in the bed with her leg up. Her knee is about the size of a soccer ball. Kinda cool, but she doesn't think so.
So it may be a day or two before we post again. Mom wanted me to tell y'all this not so you'd feel sorry for her or anything, but to explain our absence. She says if she gets on the computer, she has to figure out the card thing. A couple of people have offered to help her with the e card making and she appreciates it a ton. She is determined to get a nice picture. We'll see.
Also, we will catch up on visiting real soon. We are behind again and are likely to get behinder for the next day or two.
See y'all soon. I'll look after Mom. Oh for opposable thumbs!!!!
Hugs
Sunny (& mom, the gimp)

38 comments:

Eduardo said...

OMD! I will be doing some deep snuggling for you Mommy! My Mommy wants to know if your Mommy has a printer because she knows a free website for holiday cards, Here is the link:http://g4w0500.houston.hp.com/activitycenter/us/en/customizable/hfc_holiday.jsp
Check out all the different desings, Tell your Mommy to not pay for any e-cards because there are plenty of sites that will do it for free!
MANY BIG Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My Sibe Paws are khrossed and my tail is waving fur all of woo!

I think woo should just blog a khard HERE fur all of us and not worry about the other 'stuff' when it is way way way WAY more important to get healthy!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Maggie and Mitch said...

We totally agree with Khyra! The holidays and the cards are supposed to be fun!
We hope your mom feels better soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Peanut said...

Don't worry about the cards. They are no big deal. Mom hasn't done ours either. We hope your mom is feeling better soon

Lacy said...

w00f's Scooter and Sunny, tell u mama to chill...if u cant get it done its alright...mama will email ur mama on a idea she has..

b safe,
~rocky~

Dannan and The Girl said...

Oh Sunny, give your Mom extra snuggles and brown dog kisses, and hugs from The Girl! We are sad to hear that she had such a bad fall.

I think that Khyra's idea is pawfect! Just post on your bloggy this year, and we'll all come to "get" our card that way! Then, she doesn't have to worry about time, and maybe she can not be quite so stressed! (And you know, if you do it on the bloggy, she can take separate pictures of you and Scooter, since he's being a booger and not cooperating!)

The card exchange should be fun, and it sounds like it's just become a big weight on your Mom's shoulders. We all love you and Scooter and your Mom, and we want what's best for her! So tell her to not worry!

And The Girl says she totally gets your Mom's financial worries. We hope that the retirement issue gets sorted out so that money isn't quite so tight again.

I'm not even going to try to flirt in this message, cuz it's serious stuff. Lots of love to you all,
Dannan and The Girl

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Paws crossed for your Mom!
I hope she is not in a lot of pain!
Tell her to relax! Everything is going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

MJ's doghouse said...

Hey you guys...I am with the rest of the gang..just use your blog for your christmas card...it is just as good...and we will still send you a card anyhow...dont feel guilty...i hope your mama is better soon...

Joe Stains said...

We are so sorry to hear this :( We sure do wish you guys the best, and that your Mom's leg feels better really soon. Don't even worry about cards, everyone understands that, as tanner would say, SH%# happens!

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

hey buddies,

firstly - make sure you look after your mum, okay - she is a pretty special lady and needs you guys to make sure she is okay.

secondly - don't worry about the cards, ecards are great and don't cost a cent. Tell your mum if she does get a decent pic of you guys - to send the picture via email to me and I will get my dad to make it into a card for you - and we will send it back and you can send it out via email to all your pals - no problem :)

love

Opy

Abby said...

Hi, Sunny...

Take good care of your Mom & tell her not to worry about cards right now...

Abby xxxooo

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh please give your Mama some loving and warm hugs and kisses from me and my Jeannie!

Please do not stress about the cards, everyone will understand. My J got stressed the first time around, and had to back out about the third of the way through!

Jeannie here - I know of a brilliant website, for ecards, ok they are not personalised by your own pics, but google Jacqui Lawson website - I have been a member for a year, the cards are animated and such an easy site to use.

I cannot convert the cost to dollars, but it is about £8 for a whole year membership and you can send as many as you like, lots of variety as well.

email me if you want any more details!

Keep well, bloody Credit Crunch taking all our money away eh?

love and light, Jeannie
xx
Love and healing licks Marvin
ps
try htt://jacquilawson.com

Stanley said...

Hey, Sunny Girl!

Please give your mama some big juicy soothing goober smooches! Bummer about her fall and all of the other stuff she has on her mind! Tell her to not worry about the cards... I actually like to get something in the mail after Christmas (if it comes to that)!

Know that we're thinking about you guys and understand you all need a blog break. Tell your mama we won't forget you. (How COULD we?)

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

We hope your mom is feeling better. Our mom hasn't made our cards either because she doesn't have a picture for this year. She is even thinking about recycling a picture. She did make cards for Mona and the Mommy and special return address labels.

Don't worry about the cards.

Mom has to let everydog know that ecards are fine. Somehow she marked "no ecards" so none of our ecard-only friends know to send us cards. If you decide to send out ecards, please send us one so we will at least get that one. (We have gotten 5 snail mail cards so far.)

If your mom gets a good picture and knows what she wants the card to look like, she can send it to us and we will have Mom make up the card for your mom and email it back. Let us know by email (found in our profile). She can even call you if you trust her with your phone number.

Cuddle up with your mom lots these next few days. Cuddles make everything feel better.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Gus said...

Love the whole group of you who responded so far to little smithereens! Bloggers are great people.

To recap:

DO NOT STRESS ABOUT THE CARDS - EMAIL, SNAIL MAIL OR POST IT ON YOUR BLOG...ROOM FOR ALL ON THE CARD EXCHANGE.

A little seecrud...last year we used a photo of Gussie that was taken by Linda at Snicker's birthday party in July. We mailed them a bit late..no one hollered at us.

This year we are not mailing Cards to everyone - maybe about half. We are sending everyone an e-card and posting on the blog.

However

We do not have a photo yet
Muzzer has not started checking card prices

She gets LOST every time she goes to the post office here. (and it is not in the best of neighborhoods)

We have a "semi" official open house for some of Dad's colleagues on Sunday. She doesn't know what she is going to serve, she doesn't know how she is going to handle two terriers and lots of strange (in several meanings, we are sure) people.

OH Yeah,

And brilliant person that she is, she got rid of almost all our Christmas stuff before we moved. So ....

Tell your mom we share at least some of her pain....and ask for her favorite appetizer recipe?

Gussie

Pedro said...

Oh no! I hope your mom feels better soon. Tell her not to stress about the cards. It's more important that she get better!

Pedro

Amber-Mae said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mama's bad fall! Yes, please don't stress too much about the cads. The most important thing is that your Mom gets better.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello texas sun dogs its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer abowt yore mamas fall hope she is feeling better soon and dont swet the krismas cards my mama and dada can barely manadj to git theres owt the door eether ok bye

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee guys...

Sorry ta hear about all yer Mom is goin' thru....hope that leg is better soon....tell yer Mom ta download SMilebox....it's free and ya can send a free vesion of an ecard and include more than one picture along with music.....here is the link fer the program

http://www.smilebox.com/mac/?partner=neverblue

Hope ya can use it and that yer Mom can figure it out...it's pretty easy but if she has any problem tell 'er ta just ask Gram......

Dewey Dewster here.....

Dewey Dewster said...

Oops...

Gave the link fer Mac users...if ya have a Microsoft pc go here.....
http://www.smilebox.com/

Dewey Dewster here....

Petra said...

Hey Sunny, you tell Scooter to tell your mom not to worry about the cards because the holidays can totally stress you out and they're not supposed to. And guess what? My mom didn't even sign us up to do the dard exchange and I wanted her to but I'm not going to let that stress me out either!

I hope your mom feels better very soon so she can shop for your present. That's more important than cards, isn't it?!

Mack said...

Guys,
Take good care of your momma!

Tell her she shouldn't worry about the cards- it's just for fun.
Mom's in the same boat. We are getting such nice photo cards and mom didn't even think to take our Christmas picture! Oh well!

Sugars to your mom,
Mack

Tracey and Huffle said...

Hey pups and Jamie

Look after yourself. Don't worry bout no cards. Go for Khyra or Opy's suggestions. Opy's dad is very clever (I know him personally you see) and he will be able to help you out with an eCard, or else just put a photo on your blog and leave messages on everyone else's blog to come see it! Don't stress.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Eric said...

Hey Sunny, you look after Mom. I'm sure you and Scooter are the bestest medicine. Tell her no worries bout the card thingy, no doggie will mind. You have some very good suggestions and offers of help and my Mom too would be happy to design a card for you anytime you need one which you could put on your blog or pee mail.
Wags, Eric x x

Rambo said...

OMD Sunny,
I am so sorry for your gimpy Mom. My Mom gets gimpy sometimes too when she does things she's not suppose to. She had back surgery and is not supposed to lift heavy things. She doesn't listen.
I hope you can help her out somewhat!
Tell her not to worry so much about the cards. We all understand her situation.
Take care of her.
love,
Rambo

JB's Big World said...

I am so sorry your mom fell and is hurt. I hope you guys are taking care of her. I will send some purrs over that she feels better soon.
Oh, and by the way, I think my mom is going nutso like your mom with the cards and all! hee hee
--JB

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Sunny and Scooter,

I'm Scottie...nice to meet you! Sorry to hear about your Mom's fall...hope she will feel better by now! E-cards are just as great as snail mail cards...so, if your Mom can send those, it'll still be great...we hope your Mom won't fret too much. =) Hope she'll get that perfect photo of both of you...*wink*

Scottie

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Hi guys! You two need to take good care of your mom! It's no fun being in pain! On that card thing, our mom used dogchannel.com and it didn't cost anything! You kind of have to search around, but if you go to the site map, it will show you a place called dog e-cards. It's very easy! (or our techno moron mom couldn't have done it)

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

If you dip you nose in ice water and put it in you mums back that should help her heal. We now it gets dad moving.

Essex & Deacon

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Oh, so sorry! We hope you get better soon!

Love,
Gus, Waldo, and Dog Mom

Moco said...

The card we sent you guys came back. We will check the address and resend it. Our picture is pretty sad and not very Christmasy. Tell your mom not to worry. There are different sites that have free cards. We sent some from 123greetings. Tell her to take it easy and take care of herself.

Amber-Mae said...

Please get better soon okay?

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lady Kaos said...

Tell your Mom to stop worrying so much! We are going to do ecards, Mom's given up on the festive pictures and is looking for separate pictures of us that she likes. If she needs any help, let us know! Tell her to relaz and take it wasy so she'll feel better soon and NO MORE WORRYING!!!!!
Kaos

The Meezers said...

oh oh oh purrrrss to your mom. please tell her to not werry, we all knows that there is lots of prollems out there with green papers lately. it's all ok. the most 'portant thing is that she takes care of herself and gets well

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

Oh my, Sunny...I'm flyin' down for the evening and if it's ok I'll stay the night. I'm gonna bring the blender...sounds like ur mom has her panties all in a ruffle...I think she needs a relaxin' smoothie fortified with non worryin' additives...it's a very special mixture...

I promise I won't bother Scooter, kay? I think ya need a break too, Sunny...

Hang in there Sweet Girl and give your mom tons of love, hugs and kissies from us.

Sounds like lotsa people have good ideas for e cards...we didn't know ya had to pay for em either, and the couple of times mumsie tried she couldn't get em to work...ur mom's not techno confused...some of this stuff isn't very user friendly...grrrrrrrr...but the bottom line is it's supposed to be fun and not drive ya nutso!

Love to all of ya!

Laciegirl

Asta said...

Sunny
I am so vewy sowwy about youw Mom's leg and knee..that's awful..I'm away fow a week and this happens..I'm tewwibly upset that I didn't know this..can I do something???

Do you need nuwsing help??
Mommi sends get well wishes and 'm sending healing smoochie kisses
love
ASTA

Jake of Florida said...

We're kind of late sending calming words for your mom 'cause our mom has been neglecting her secretarial duties.

Now we just hope your mom is feeling better and want to reassure her that cards are NOT an obligation. The exchange is supposed to be fun and there are lot of ways to have fun -- including sending everyone greetings via your blog.

So, do not fret!!! We're all in this together -- we all have lots of external things that happen and we all understand!!!

Wirey woofs and best healing wishes to your mom!!!

Jske and Just Harry

The Zoo Crew said...

Tell your mama not to stress about the cards...to spend her energies on getting better!

Thinking about all of you....