Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall is a Great Time for the Sports Loving Sheltie

Katy here. We love watching sports with Papa and now we are sporting our Patriots and Red Sox fleece. We really do love our fleece. Yesterday we routed the Patriots on to victory while happily curled up on our favorite team fleece.

I've been causing a bit of mischief lately. While Mom and I usually enjoy curling up while she reads and I sniff my way through her books. A few weeks ago I snuck into Mom's library bag and attacked a paperback book. I was so stealthy that it was only because I was so quiet that she came to check on me and realized what I had done. She was so embarrassed that she had to tell the librarian I chewed a book. Well actually she made Dad tell the librarian. Now Mom doesn't let me sniff the books and she's moved the bag off the floor to higher ground. I miss sniffing the books. They have such an interesting smell.

Bailey's finally off his meds, which means he's back to eating again. It is so hard to watch him not eat his kibble. I thought I was being helpful when I offered to eat it for him, but neither Mom or Dad was amused.

I am trying to reform, but there are just so many temptations.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Good News!

The Vet called yesterday and Bailey does not have Lyme disease. Last Friday Bailey started limping and we noticed a sore spot on his side he'd been working on. We called and got a rare last minute Saturday slot to see the Vet and she was concerned he might have contracted Lyme disease and put him on meds after doing some tests. With the holiday there was a delay in getting the labs out and returned. However, we are pleased to know it isn't Lyme.

His limping cleared up quickly, but he still has his rash. She wants to see him if it hasn't cleared up with the meds in 10-14 days. He's very frustrated because he's been forced to wear a t-shirt to keep him from going after his hot spot. He's requested no pictures be taken until he's shirt free.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Katy's 3rd Gotcha Day

It is so hard to believe that three year's ago Tuesday, we made a long trek to CT to bring home Katy. Poor Bailey was terrified until he realized it wasn't a trade in, but an add on. He finally relaxed and started to make friends when they were both strapped into our now deceased blue Saturn.

She was so scared and so afraid those first few weeks. It took her a very long time to believe that she had arrived in a forever home, not another foster home. When that line was crossed she started to truly open up and it was wonderful to see her truly discover her world.

This year one big advancement has been making connections beyond DH and I. This summer we had to travel out of state to a wedding and Katy got one of her favorite people to stay with her and Bailey while we were gone. She was so disappointed when her dog sitter had to head home. That wouldn't have happened a year ago.

We are so proud of you Katy. You continue to amaze us.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Where Did the Summer Go?

We can't believe Labor Day has come and gone. We had such a busy summer with Mom and Dad that we never got around to posting for the whole month of August!!!!

We got on Mom's case when we realized yesterday was Katy's 3rd gotcha day and she forgot to post anything. She promises to post something tomorrow dedicated to Katy. This has been a big summer for Katy. She has really come out of her shell.

Bailey's dealing with some health issues. We are waiting for some test results. We will post news when we know more specifics.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Will Someone Please Get Polly a Cracker?

Years ago our Aunty discovered these amazing toys that speak. We've had dogs that barked, fish that make bubbly noises, ducks that quacked and we have loved them all. Lately Katy's favorite has been a Koala that sounds like a child when it laughs. Katy got some new ones for her birthday and Mom recently has taken to asking why someone won't get Polly a cracker? She doesn't seem to understand the joy of biting into a toy and have it talk to you over and over. She said something about her sister getting even with her for a See and Say toy she bought for her nieces years ago. Despite the fact that she questions her sanity, it hasn't stopped Mom from hunting down new ones for our birthdays.

I'm awfully glad Mom makes us share because Katy got the best toys ever this year. Polly is so much fun to make talk.

Monday, July 8, 2013

We Celebrated Mom's Birthday with Frozen Dog Yogurt

We've been celebrating Mom's birthday all weekend and one of the best parts was the frozen yogurt. It's nice to know Mom and Dad don't leave us out of the celebrations. We just can't understand why Mom can be so excited over presents that don't squeak.

Things have been busy around here with Mom and Dad working on the summer gardens and doing more cooking. We have never understood why it takes so long for humans to make a meal when we live on kibble.

Mom did finally find a solution to her disappearing Blogger Reader. She's using The Old Reader to follow all her friends. For various reasons she didn't want to move to Google + and she wanted something simple. While she couldn't get the import all at once to work, she was able to manually load her friends on to the new reader and she doesn't think she lost anyone. It isn't quite as good as the old system. However, by creating folders by topic, she has at least found a way to get the latest updates by category. For the moment it is a solution to a problem she was avoiding.