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Repairs...

November 2nd 2012 10:47 am
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Well, pawppy got an estimate to repair those pawprints...all of the twentyfive foot long trail of them...so now the insurance peeps will look at it and let us know if they approve...and the neighbors may gulp when we present them with the bill for our deductible...

Well, at least I can now run free again in my yard and there are long paths of clean concrete to hone my claws on...though I haven't tried that, BOL! I would much rather dig up the bare dirt beside the new walks, BOL! Then growlmy has to get out her broom to clean it up...and now of course there are plans to sod/seed or plant ground cover in those places...I wonder how they will keep me off of that in the spring?

Boss boy was trying to come home, but he wasn't able to do so on account of a big load of school assignments that were due shortly, so I shall have to wait until Thanksgiving to give him a lick. Sigh...I miss him so much! But I got to kiss the concrete dude who was here talking with pawppy this morning, he even rubbed my ears, he says he has dogs, too...Yeah!

Pawppy 'graduated' from PT this week, so he is making good progress!
He will make driving his next goal.

Well, now growlmy has to go to work...at least today pawppy is still at home...I shall beg him for a morsel when he makes his supper!

 

Pawppy is OH-SOOOOO-Angry:(

October 29th 2012 5:47 pm
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And so is Growlmy, actually.
The men that have spent hours of labor and hard work here over the past week or so, had just left after completing the final pour and smoothing out of the driveway. It looked wonderful. I had to stay on a leash, because the gates were open, and the concrete is still soft and wet.

Pawppy got into his car and was getting it out of the yard and onto the outside part of our yard that isn't fenced, because it is county property...his car had been in the yard since his surgery...and he hopes to be able to use it in due time, but since all the heavy trucks are gone for now, and we are going to get a lot of rain, he wanted it out of the yard again...whatevfur!

Anyways, growlmy had me on the leash, doing what I needed to do, and pawppy was getting out of his car...suddenly there was Bandit, the neighbor's dog. OMD! ACK:(
He saw us and wanted to come and visit...furry BAD timing.

He was supposed to be under the scrutiny of his furmily and on leash, the neighbors knew what we were doing to our driveway...Bandit ran right over that pristine and fresh concrete, leaving a whole trail of paw imprints, UGH!

Pawppy about had a heart attack, he was so upset.

The concrete dudes were summoned back, but they said since there was a coating on the surface, they could not do anything at this time, it has to wait until it hardens, then they have to cut out those areas and redo them...OMD, it wasn't even an hour old...
They suggested that pictures be made of the damage and that it be submitted to our insurance...yikes!
So Pawppy went out and got some pics...

Then later the peeps from next door came and apologized, but that may be nice, and the right thing to do, but it doesn't fix the issue...sigh...

And we worked so diligently to keep ME off of it, if it wasn't so bad it might actually be funny:(


Well, I was upset, too....last night, my big kitties, The Detroit Tigers, lost the World Series...they never even got to feel the joy of winning one game...sigh...sniff...
Congrats to those Giants...I know their fans are furry happy indeed.

We are also worried about so many of our furry furends in Dogsterland, (and Catsterland), as they are being negatively affected by this monstrosity of a storm called Sandy. What a tame name fur such a bad witchy storm.
We are getting a lot of strong winds, and rain and maybe some snow later. My auntie and some furends in Ontario are getting buckets and buckets of rain. Way too much.

Stay warm and dry and SAFE, evfurryone!

 

Dirt, Noise and Invaders!

October 23rd 2012 7:33 pm
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Today, growlmy drove pawppy to his office. Wow, were they happy to see him!
And he said his desk was overloaded...sigh...
He hopes to go there 2 or 3 days a week, as growlmy's schedule allows. He could go in evfurry day, but if growlmy is working there is no one there who comes out this way...he really is itching to drive...soon enough!

This morning there was a different routine, and I was shut up into the house instead of being allowed to have yard-guard duty. I wasn't to happy, in fact growlmy said I looked confused, because it wasn't raining or cold...

Then it started.
A whole convoy of trucks, men and noisy equipment came into my yard, they even left all the gates wide open...OMD, I could have had a lot of fun!
Those dudes dug up the stairs to the front porch, yanked up a lot of dirt and sod, and made a lot of noise in the process. I was only able to bark through the window at them...and give them a piece of my mind, but I couldn't do inspections or help with the digging...didn't they know digging is one of my best talents??

Well, they laid some flexible wooden forms, some wooden steps and then dumped in tons of sand!
Oh My - Sand...the best stuff fur digging!

Growlmy said these guys, about 8 of them, are coming back a lot more, to swarm over our driveway and yard, to pour concrete sidewalk and driveway, and replace old steps. They also are going to build a patio at the back.
I may not be able to run free for days and days...ACK!

Today when I finally got to go out, I had to be on a leash...in my own fenced yard...go figure...sigh...well, eventually it should be nice again, at least that is what growlmy & Pawppy say.

I wonder if any dirt piles will be left for my personal digging needs.

I don't think I shall be able to dig on/in the concrete, though maybe then I won't need growlmy's manicure services...BOL!

When I had to go back inside I went crazy and did lots of zooming all around the dining room table...that was my letting go of pent up JRT energy!

Tomorrow there may be noise n the house, too...some other dude is going to invade the cellar to replace the water softener...sheesh, didn't those guys outside make enough mess, and now this too...and later growlmy & Pawppy may make their own noises as they watch the first game of the world series...between the Detroit Tigers and the SF Giants.
Even though they are cats, I think this pup will root fur the TIgers!

Woofs to all!

 

DDP!!

October 18th 2012 10:59 am
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OMD!!
I am a DDP,today!
Thanks fur making me that, Diary Gal...maybe the doggies should have a Meatsy Gal...let the kitties have their dairy...um Diary...BOL!

Cooper and his furmily sent me a nice pic, its in the biofields of my page...thanks so much you pups!

Thanks fur stopping by and fur the gifties, too.

Pawppy s doing great, growlmy is going back to work in a few minutes, so I will have to wait till later to woof at you all!

BAYL!!

 

They All Said Wow!!

October 14th 2012 4:49 pm
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Yup, they sure did, and they also all said Praise the Lord!
Growlmy said I had to do guard duty this morning, and she helped pawppy get into the van, and off they went to church!
Pawppy walked into the sanctuary with his cane, and evfurryone turned to look...and smile at him & growlmy...
After the service he was 'mobbed'...growlmy giggled and said peeps you better not get too close, cause he has a weapon! BOL!

Then as is likely natural, a lot of peeps began to share their own similar health stories of woe...OMD!
Soon, pawppy & growlmy came back home. I sure was glad to see them, because it had been storming off and on since they left, and still is...thunderstorms and buckets of rain all day long! UGH! A while ago we would have been rejoicing at that amount of rain...sheesh, peeps are nevfur happy, BOL!

The peeps here are happy too, because the Tigers have a 2 game lead in the current series...go Tigers!!

Well, that's all folks!
BAYL!

 

On The Mend!

October 11th 2012 11:05 pm
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Growmy took Pawppy to PT, today. Other than he is stiff, he seems to be doing furry well.Usually PT starts at 3 times a week, but they thought he would do fine with twice...that makes it easier fur Growlmy to 'regulate'!

It was a bright sunny day, not too warm, and still furry windy, but much nicer with no rain.

Growlmy took her medicine early in the morning, and then realized that she hadn't needed it until the afternoon...progress!
She feels rather washed out, and fuzz-headed as she puts it, but the major headache hasn't come out of the closet today at all...yeah!
Thanks fur all the woofs and pawyers, today growlmy has felt the best in several days.

Those orange burds known as Orioles won their game tonight, so perhaps the Tigers may be playing against them later, since they won their series tonight! Hooray! Go Tigers! Go Detroit Tigers!

I got to bark like a silly pup at the dude who came to pick up some equipment at the house today...but that man just grinned at me, and didn't touch me at all:( I would have enjoyed a nice rub.

Well,I laid under the livingroom bed while growlmy watched that baseball game, those rascal kitties were on top of her, the nerve!

Now I am off to my nest, because that is where the pawrents are going...OMD, they are late tonight!! BOL! Baseball and politics will do strange things to schedules.

 

Fevers...EB and Cabin

October 10th 2012 7:13 pm
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It was a grey, dreary, cold, windy drizzly day, here, today...just the right combination for feeling yucky and getting cabin fever!

Growlmy went to her MD today...sure enough, the EB Monster bit her again...sigh...so she got to tell the work place that she had a note for yet another week off, of course they were not too happy about that, but She didn't think they wanted her to be there as ill as she is...so I too will have her feet to snuggle on! Yeah!

Pawppy said he needed to go and try going into a restaurant...but I really think he wanted some time out of the house, he seems to be suffering from real cabin fever! BOL!
So I watched him get ready,and Minko tried to help by playing with the cane handle's loop...and Pipo was trying to put furs on the pants he wanted to wear. I was better behaved...until he tried to leave...then I shoved myself through the door first...until growlmy coaxed me back in with a treat...then she had pawppy go out while that bribe occupied me...hmmm a new way to get treats, who would have thought!?!

Well soon enough they were gone!
And Growlmy said they got to use the placard with a wheelchair on it, though pawppy doesn't even use one of those! Growlmy calls that placard the privileged parking ticket! BOL!

Eventually they came back, and I of course was ready to load him up with plenty of my licks...

Growlmy feels not too bad, if she keeps loaded up on the meds to control the fever...she alternates acetaminophen with ibuprofen...she also has special headache meds but they make her feel furry strange...

 

Pawppy Is Home - Growlmy Is Sick

October 9th 2012 10:47 am
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Pawppy is HOME!
He came home yesterday afternoon.
Doing so well, that they said he could even use the stairs to go to bed! Wow! And of course he did. But Growlmy told him that he needed to choose his clothes before going to bed, so she could take them downstairs with herself, so he would only need to negotiate those steps once a day...

Me and my brofurs swarmed him! Growlmy made sure he was sitting down before she let us get near him...
I gave him some of my patented MJF licks, right on his nose! OMD, I was SO excited!
So that chapter of hospital junk is now closed.

He starts outpatient therapy on the 11th.

Now we have another problem...all this stress has wreaked havoc on Growlmy's body, and the EB Monster she had in June, has returned with a vengeance, UGH!
Her head feels so awful, She can hardly function. Her teeth chatter every evening, that seems to be the time when her temp elevates. She can smash down the headache by alternating motrin and tylenol, but how long can a peep do that?
She tried to get into the doctor today, but they can't see her till tomorrow, since she thinks she knows what her trouble is, she doesn't think she needs to go to an urgent care, just to get a note to get off of work this weekend...won't they love her!? Its almost funny, except her head says no it isn't...

I hope you had an enjoyable time with the Thanksgiving gatherings, if you are Canadian furs.

Well, my dogretary needs to rest her weary head again...and stew about all the chores not getting done, BOL!

Pawppy says hello! (He is almost not using his pain meds, wow!)


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Growlmy got a note from a non-Dogster furend who just adopted a dog...here is her news quote:
"We adopted our 10-month-old, 90-lb. beautiful mutt (Lou) on Friday afternoon. He was a good boy (did not jump up) meeting all members of the family (my parents, P & girlfriend (E) after dinner yesterday. We gave him a raw meat bone to eat (from a place that sells that sort of thing for dogs) while we ate dinner. We have to put him in our fenced yard with his own food & water while we eat our meals and we have been giving him three long walks a day. When I go back to work tomorrow, I will give him a 30-minute walk before leaving for work and then he will be partly out in the yard and partly indoors with J (who still has his right arm in a sling most of the day). He understands the command “sit” and “no”, but not “heel” so M and I are trying to train him with that. My plan is to walk him again when I get home from work. However, he is very high energy and I wonder if this will be sufficient for him. He goes to bed the same time we go to bed each night on his doggie bed inside his wire crate (really a cage). He is good during the night. Fortunately for the neighbours, he is not a barker."

She didn't provide any pictures...
I would love to go and visit this furmily sometime, I have been there befur, but then they had no pup!

 

Strides, Steps and Smiles!

October 6th 2012 3:16 pm
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Yes, and grimaces too, like when the PT gal challenged pawppy to do some things he could do, but OMD, it was hard...
Pawppy did a lot of walking using a quad cane, graduating from constant use of the walker. He walked all the way around the whole building with that device. Then he grinned and said it would be great to use as a weapon(!) if I try to get under his feet...what?!!
He got into the bathtub, not to have a wash, but to try & see how that would go when he gets home.
He practiced some more stairs and did some strange exercises on a squishy sponge...to work on balance he was told...and to make some other muscles and tendons get stronger, too.

He had a big grin on his face when the PT said how awesome he was! I, of course, agree!
Then he got to finally sit down and get time to himself...to watch the football game: Go Blue!!

 

Hard Work

October 5th 2012 8:18 pm
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Pawppy is amazing!
He wowed the PT Peeps, he wlked so far that they finally told him to sit down, BOL! He could have kept on, and he told growlmy & the PT Gal that this walking thing was great, it was good to get out of that chair, moving with little pain, and feel like he didn't need to be there, BOL!
He did a lot of other exercises, too, finally conceding that yes he was feeling some discomfort...then after a rest, he was challenged to try the practice stairs...yup, you guessed it...he did them 3 times!


Then back in his room he asked for a pain pill, BOL! And an ice pack!

He might be able to come home earlier than the predicted Oct 10th! Hooray!

And on another note of hard work: Go Tigers! Well, OK they are cats of a sort, but we were all happy to see them win their division!

Hard work does pay off!

 
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