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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year

Quick update. Mom is getting better and we hope to be back in the swing of things very soon. (She hasn't been by to comment, but plans on catching up as soon as she can) We want to wish everyone Happy New Year. Mom says 2009 is gonna ROCK!
Here are some pictures of us tracking (during Oct.) Dang squirrels!!!
Mom says this last picture shows how she feels about our luck lately... heh
Happy, happy New Year to you all!!!
Sunny & Scooter

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Sunny here. Things have been not so hot(no0 pun intended). Mom got an infection followong the roid shot. It is starting to come back under control. We will be off for a bit. When we come back we will have a worthy pic . Until then, Merry Christmas all of you. we love you all. Mom's timing is sucking at the moment. We promise that she will get better and we will have nice pictures.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No hulks, weather report & someone is naughty

Sunny here. Mom went to the dogter Friday, got her roid shot and then Scooter watched her for days. He was waiting to see her turn into the hulk or some nonsense like that! I tried to tell him it wasn't going to happen, but when that little guy gets something stuck in that little brain of his, (and I do mean little..hah!), you just can't shake it loose. Mom says it helped some and thanks for asking.

So far, the elusive Christmas shot of moi and Scooter has not happened. Hope springs eternal with mom though, so we shall see. (Once again, Scooter holds things up. Mom says if she had 2 more hands it would help..I say if Scooter would ever listen and behave, there would be no need for extra hands)

It is cold here today. Only in the mid 20's and it is the middle of the day. Brrrr. Scooter is under his blankie and mom is in sweats under her blankie. I am not as cold natured as those two but will admit it is pretty darned "brisk" outside. And there has been ice on some bridges, snow flurries here and there. It was 80 on Sunday......Texas weather. If you don't like it, just wait 15 minutes and it will change. That's an old saying around here!

Mom took a couple of shots of downtown Denton's Chritmas decorations from the car.

The old courthouse in the town square.

A bank.

Traffic which makes Mom say bad HBO words!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!



pee ess and I do mean "pee". Scooter may be on Santa's naughty list. He sure is on mom's. While she came in here to turn the 'puter on for me, Scooter got out from under his covers, took off his belly band and PEE'D on mom's PILLOW!!!!! In HER bed!!! oooooo-hope y'all did not hear her HBO words all over the world! I better go save the little brat's neck.....

Friday, December 12, 2008


hay, hay eferybuddy!!!! ok anok. so guess whut???? NO mor spellin lessonz fur mee!!!
2 reezunz. #1 iz that sunny sez nun ov us wood lif long enuff fur me tu be abel tu spell gud. hahahaha i haf eferywon foolededed. i jus doan wanna. i haf bedderer fings tu du. ok anok. so #2 iz becuz lotz ov mi frenz say i do not needz lessonz! specially my petrapotpie. mi twinnerer tannerer sez i iz too cool fur skool enywayz. hahahaha i iz freeee ov lessonz.

i am puttin theez picshurs on heer tu sho u whut i go froo.
mom got that gas bill the day befor this day. she sayeded AACCKK an then it getteded efen COLDERER in this place!

ok anok. so now i iz reeelee freezin. but look. i iz tryin ferree hard tu stay warmz. so whut duz she du? she keepz boverin me under mi coverz?!?!? i doan fink that iz ferree nice at all. is santa watchin hur tu?!?!? an she wantz me to bee still fur sum krismas picshur. HA whi shood i when she iz so meenz.
ok anok. i fink i needz a snak now.
hi 5s
pee ess mom iz gonna see a dogtur this day. she sez she wil get a roid shot tu make hur neez feel bedderer. hope she doeznt turn intu the hulk!
an Stan sayeded how liddol i wuz an how big mi eerz wuz in that picshur down there on that post sunny didded. Mom sez i did grow tu mi eerz!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Meet Coco (and spellin lessonz)

Hey. A quick note from me, Sunny. Mom got over her mad...and took lots of y'all's advice. We will ignore anything further. (Funny-we haven't had anything to ignore. lol-) We apprecate all of you so much.

We have a good friend named Coco. (ok, I tried to make it link. Once again, I did not do it right. Another bridge to nowhere. Sheesh)Mom about fell out of her chair when she first saw Coco, because she looks sooo much like her Tess. (The last 2 pics are Tess. It is hard to tell because of the poor pic quality, but they look very much alike)

Coco and her Mom made this for us and did a post about it. Mom says she sure appreciates the time they took.



Tess(with friend Sammy Whippet)

Tess with Scooter (I know. Hard to believe that is our Scooter!)
We hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful holiday season. We are determined to get our Christmas picture this weekend one way or the other!! (Says Mom....)
Thank you all, and thank you Coco. Friends are the best gift!
pee ess wwaaaassssuuupppp Tan? i am takin spellin lessonz frum sunny du tu popular demand. (whut did that meen, sunny??) ok anok nefer mind she sez. bruver.
hi 5s

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Attitude Adjuster part 2

Just a quick note. I had turned on comment moderation. This is not fair to me or my friends. Way time consuming. (And my knees are killing me-dam cold weather ) Soooooo. I am turning that off.

Since no anonymous commenters are allowed, I assume whoever comments has a way in which to track them. you, Jerk, I will not tolerate it if you continue. While I am puter illiterate I know computer gurus. Your comment is not gone. Let's don't get messy, shall we???? THUMP

I will still delete hateful crap when I see it. OK ANDOK!

Again,to you,hateful commenting person, God Bless You. (He does believe in you, you know)

Hugs to all

Jamie-feeling strangely zen like now :)

Meet the Attitude Adjuster

Hi everyone. I have taken gazillion deep breaths. I have calmed down. So, as calmly as possible, I will introduce my "attitude adjuster". A close cousin to the "can of whoop ass".

It hurts me to have to write this post after yesterday's. It hurts me that some poor souls like to hurt others, ridicule and generally be mean spirited. It is not for me to judge, but I wonder if these type of folks are good stewards of their dogs. Or anything else. *sigh*

This is an ax handle that belonged to my grandfather as long as I know. And it had many different ax heads over the years.

I used to live waaay out in the boonies-in the country in East TX. This ax handle has been carried in my car for years. (It still is-habits are hard to break) If one had a car breakdown BCP, Before Cell Phones, one walked a long way. One could encounter various things one might want to thump. For example, a wild animal or maybe a "wild" human-lol. The attitude adjuster was very effective. And my preference over my pistol(last resort-only for a wild, bad human would I have used that to wound-yep, we do carry here). This comes from someone that carries insects outside instead of killing them if she possibly can.

ANYHOO-here is the point. And I do have one.

Whoever came by here and left that comment, which I will not dignify, consider yourself THUMPED. Don't come here. Believe what you want, but do NOT come here. And if anyone comes by here, does not like what I write, does not agree with it, that's just fine. Move on along. Nothing for you here. But DO NOT think you will be allowed to ridicule, insult or otherwise pi** me off. ARE WE CLEAR?!

Sorry for the yelling, but somebody needed yelling at. And a THUMP.

One last word to you who shall not be named. Please feel free to bigify the pics. And, God Bless You :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Did you mean for us to call it DOG? A Christmas Prayer

God, it's me again. I know we talk alot, but this seems like a very special time of year to many of us.
I ask, as I do daily, for you to keep my son and all the other sons and daughters, husbands and wives, safe that are scattered around this big world. (And you know Peanut's Dad, we've talked about him before.) And for "Peace on Earth. Good will toward man".
I ask for our country to heal. And others to heal too. So that we may all get along.
If the lion can lay down with the lamb, please let us humans at least get along.
I thank you for letting me have 2 children and a grandaughter to love.
Because this is on a DOG blog, you and I will talk about other things later, but now may I talk to you about the great gift of DOGs. Yes, I know. Did you mean us to name them with yours backwards?? I think so.

I have been blessed with so many of your wonderful DOGs over the years. Thank you. They have brought me such joy. And pain too. But what is one without the other?? Is that the lesson??

Or is the lesson unfailing devotion, loyalty & unconditional love. That no matter what, our DOG is there for us. From the poorest to the richest, from the kindest to those who would exploit & mistreat, the love and devotion remains. That the DOG will lay down it's life for us. Is that the lesson?
So did you know it would end up being just me and my DOGs? Guess you did. What would I do if not for your gift of DOGs? It would be a very lonely existance for me. Thank you.

Thank you for my DOG of 7 years that helps me out so much. Did you make sure I got just the right DOG for that job? I sure didn't know what was coming down the road, and yet I got a DOG that just was the right "fit" for helping me out when part of my body failed. Was it in a master plan??? Sure wasn't in my plans, but yet I have a DOG perfect for the job of helping me everyday. Thank you. May she have a very long life? Please?

I watched my 11 year old DOG last night. He is slowing down. His face has turned white over night, it seems. Yet, he looks at me, with eyes beginning to cloud, and I see the same devotion and love that I have seen for 11 years. May I keep him alot longer, please? You know he is the last one to know Dad. Somehow, that seems to make it harder to think of him leaving me. When the time does come, can it be peaceful with no suffering? Over the years you know I have always tried to do right with my DOGs. When they have needed help, I have always stayed with them, right to the last breath, as they stayed with me loyally during their lives. Part of your lesson too, God?So I ask to keep my DOG that is growing old, as are we all, longer, please.

There is much suffering in the world, God. Some things are not meant for me to understand, and this is one of them. Since we are focusing on your gift of the DOG here, can I ask more? Can I ask that abuse stops?? Ok, I know it won't stop. But can you see to it that there is much lesss of it? That these wonderful creatures you have given us, these animals we named after you, DOGs, are treated as well as they deserve to be treated? I don't have to tell you about all of them that need help. You already know. Please let humans be better caretakers of your precious gift of DOGs. I am sure you will help them as much as you are able. But I know you expect us humans to do a much better job.

God, I don't ask for money. I do not want fancy clothes or new cars. I can live without most material things. I do ask that you answer my Christmas prayer for one of your greatest creations: the DOG.

this is in no way meant to offend anyone of different beliefs. something I wrote last night .

Monday, December 8, 2008

What is this? A Soap Opera?????

Ok, since Mom can't email all our friends or comment at everyone's blog, she wants me to explain.
Mom (for those of you that do not know) is an RN on disability after she got hurt in ICU. She has had 7 surgeries on her R. knee and has a tendency to fall sometimes. (Uh- last surgery was failed knee replacement. She doesn't even want me to comment on how this could have been avoided. TICKS her off). I help her out when I can. I stand for her to get up, and sometimes can help her avoid a fall. Not always. AND she is VERY proud and stubborn. She does use a cane, and she does not use the riding carts at stores. She uses the baskets to help. She tells me if she can't walk, she won't go-told you she was stubborn. (She has a brace and Canadian crutches but she doesn't use them unless she has to. She has a wheelchair too, but the last time she used that was after the last surgery.) And yes, she hurts even when she does not fall. It is something called RSD. You can google it if you are that interested, but it just means she hurts in that knee when it has been replaced, just like it did before.
She walks with a limp and compensates with her other knee alot. Which makes that one hurt sometimes, but not nearly as much. Tolerable she says.
This time when she fell(lordy, just going to the restroom at night) she hurt both of them. I couldn't help her up this time. She just scooted! You should have seen it. It would have been pretty funny if I hadn't been so worried. If she hasn't mastered walking on one leg, she sure hasn't on none! lol
Soooo-rather than let the docs scope her good knee for a probable torn medial meniscus,(yeah, I don't know what it is either, but she says it helps support the knee and hurts if it gets torn.), she wants to give it time. She is real reluctant to let anyone touch her in an OR after her past experience. Can't say as I blame her. Oh, and she has gone to soooo much rehab places, she thinks she could pass their state boards!
The puter is in the front bedroom and it is uncomfortable-it hurts-to sit with knees bent. So she hasn't come to the puter much.
Uh, Mom, have I explained it enough??? HU? Ok, she says yeah. She has a tendency to go on and on and on.....
THAT is why we aren't around much. She managed to get to the mailbox. OH. MY. DOG.
She cried over so many cards. Lots of DWBers we don't even know!!!! She meant to count them before we came in here, but it's alot. She never got Christmas cards like that in her whole life, she said. (and that is a very long time) WHAT Mom????? nuthin. I didn't say anything... ANNDDD we have gotten lots of e-cards too!! I really need to bring her a box of Kleenex in here for all the blubbering she does over this stuff. OK, OK, OK...she says stop making fun of her.
If anyone is still reading, thanks again for all the offers of help. She has an idea for a picture she hopes she can get. It may just end up being on the blog. She really doesn't want any other doggies people to have to take their time making a card she can't probably sit long enough to type all the e-mail addresses in. Besides, it is a busy time of year. We love all of you. Dog people (with very few exceptions) are the BEST!!!!!!! (and some cat people Mom says....she just has always known dog people.)
Are you finished Mom????????????? Whew. ok then.
pee ess hay Tannererer!!!! hay Petrapotpie!!!!! bet u doan no hoo rote this!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thank You

Man, I don't know how to thank y'all for all your offers of help. DWB ers are a great family to belong to. With alittle more recuperating, we'll be back soon. I won't be on the computer much til we do get back.
Thank you to each one of you who has offered to help me. I swear, it brought me to tears, the kindness.
We'll try to catch up with everyone soon. Thank you, thank you.
BIG HUGS to all of you
Jamie and Sunny&Scooter

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!!!!
Sunny (& mom, the gimp)