Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Aspen goes to Michigan

It is a happy day for one lucky dog named Aspen. He went to a great family in Michigan who will take him to social dates with other show dogs. The lady's daughter is a groomer so he will keep up with staying beautiful.

I will miss him dearly, aand I still cry when I think about it too much. He was such a wonderful dog, I just couldn;t take care if him by myself since getting ill. I want to get a small one,one that I can bath and groom myself - and take care of any little things that may come up. I wonder if its too soon, but yet I have not been without a pet in over 30 years.

I'm looking at the shelters to see if there is one that needs a home - and that would fit in my home......

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Panasonic SD-YD250 bread maker

So excited to make some fresh bread! I have been wanting to get this for years and even more recently for months! The opportunity made it available and now I'm just dying to try it out. Fresh warm bread sounds awesome! When was the last time you had fresh homemade bread? Updates soon!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Allergies and without my dog

Several weeks ago I made the decision to have my dog rehomed. It was a very difficult decision nd one I made with much heart ache. Aspen probably saved my life when I passed out and was down for several hours. I was out cold and I was unresponsive at the hospital, I believe I owe it to him that he probably kept touching me to keep me breathing, but I'll never know for sure.

That made it even more difficult to make the decision to rehome him. However, now I can't breathe because of him. His smell and body odor make breathing so very hard for me and I have COPD and emphysema - if you know anything about that, you know breathing is a daily struggle without any additional interference - Aspen (my dog) was too large for me to bathe as he is 73 pounds. He does bathe easily, but it was still beyond my ability.

Having family that I could depend on to find him the right home made all the difference also. I have talked to Jamie several times about the people who have called that are interested in him. I am really hoping that the lady that said she may drive down today (Monday), will indeed come. She sounds like the perfect home. But we will wait and see. I pray that the right family/home is chosen. He is truly a dog that is willing to do whatever is asked of him.

Sine I am involved in the rescue and rehoming of horses, I truly understand what people go through when they give up an animal they love. We do the same thing with horses and finding them the right home, not just the first home that comes along. A former dressage horse will NOT make a good barrel horse - and will not train your 12 yr old how to ride. We do right by the horse and the adopter - sometimes they just don't agree.

I hope my family and friends know that I am hurting, but I will get another dog when the time is right. I had to make the decision that was right for me - no matter how much it also hurt.

Friday, February 8, 2013

American idol

I have to say I'm enjoying some of the changes in the program this year. Putting people in groups instead of letting them pick their own makes for some good matches. I liked seeing the guys getting cut during the same show and not having to wait. Some shocking cuts but even more shocking seeing some get through. Now we have to wait another week for the girls....

I love watching Idol and picking who I think will make it to the finals!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Eye glasses and swelling

I need new glasses so after getting everyone ready and loaded up, it was off to the optical store. It didn't take long to pick out glasses and decide on getting transition lenses - the kind that lighten and darken automatically.

Then it was meeting Tony at Menards to pick up windows and look at vanities for their house. The kids did great at both places. It was me who started getting cranky since I hadn't eaten all day!!

So we were off to dinner at Texas Roadhouse! I called ahead to make sure we could get seated and we got right in. Our steaks were awesome with salads and potatoes. It was all marvelous.... Until I began feeling my ankles swell. OMG. And swell they did! By the time we got home I could barely get my feet in my shoes. On went my anti swelling socks - whatever they are called- and up my feet went. I also started on the lasix pills to get rid of the water. I'll be miserable for a day or so, but boy it was worth it. Thank you Texas Roadhouse!

I won't get my glasses for a few days since I got transition lenses - so I'll be going to pick up some cheater readers until I get them in. Thank you Rose Optical for all your help today.