Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why did you do that, Penny?

We were really careful for the last week before Belle's surgery, because the tumor had grown so large we were afraid she might tear the transparent ugly thing open when she ran. So she sported a tee shirt and I added these glasses, they went so well with the purple shirt.
She loved them as you can tell.

Today Belle had her tumor removed, and while Penny was "home alone", she redecorated Belle's sleeping kennel !





She tore the bedding to shreds! What was going through that dogs mind? Ok, I made up some answers I think might have come out of her smiling(toothy grin) she had when I exclaimed,

"Penny, what have you done to Belle's kennel???"


"Mom, I was scared and alone so I went searching for Belle where I smelled her, and I dug and dug, but I couldn't find her!"

or

"That bitch went for a ride with Dad and I couldn't go, so I trashed her kennel".
or

"Those cats made an awful mess even though I tryed to stop them."


Belle is home and the D.r removed the large tumor and a small one that had started on her left shoulder. They are sending the mass in for a biopsy. The Dr. suggested this saying it was very 'funky' looking...his words. Apparently there was alot of blood going to it, so he suggested I keep a tee shirt on her tonight and possibly tomorrow...

Poor Belle, she is drugged to the max, and doesn't seem to want to eat, although she drank half a bowl of water down and had a couple of treats.



She's pathetic. I promised her no more t-shirts, and now she has to wear one again. She's such a good girl..




Meanwhile Quarrie, our cat that had surgery last week for swelling and an infected tooth, seems to be doing really great. He eats well and looks like his old self and is fighting more when he is given his 2x daily antibiotic pill.

Belle will have 2 weeks of antibiotics, 3 days of pain pills and then another vet visit to remove the stitches, which I have not even looked at yet...maybe tomorrow I can stand to peek...makes my stomach flip just thinking about it...


Hope these 2 furry critters will heal and that there is no cancer in either one...only time will tell.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Best friends can be costly

Belle's tumor has grown to the point where her Vet is uncomfortable with it, as she must be. It is right between her front legs, so it does not rub when she runs, but we and the Vet are concerned that she may rupture it while running through the woods chasing things. Today I put a t-shirt on her for her run. I just don't want to take a chance since she will be operated on next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, this week has been a bear. I have pink-eye (conjunctivitis) and have to put drops in my eye every 4 hours. I am allergic to sulphur drugs, so the drops aren't what the Dr. wanted to give me, and aren't as strong, hence the longevity of the cure. My little school mate also has it, and I am sure shared with me...
Quarrie had to have surgery this past week..brought him in because his face was swollen and it wasn't getting better after a couple of days...so Tuesday we brought him in, and Wednesday the took his left canine tooth out, and sent him home with 2 weeks of antibiotics and the question of "is it cancer,or infection?" still unsolved. Only time will tell, and of course we are hoping and praying for it not to be cancer, because that would mean the end for our little 'dog/cat' Quarrie. The only thing to do would be to put him through a lot of radiation down somewhere in N.C., and we not only could not afford that, but also, would not put a 10 year old cat through that hell.
So, we wait and hope. ..He does seem much better, and the swelling is down, and he's eating well and happy since he can now go out doors again!



So now we bring Belle in to go under the knife, and hope and pray that goes well...
I put in eye drops, we both get a pill into Quarrie 2 times a day, and I don't know what the surgery for Belle will bring for at home treatment...
I do know one thing, the Vet bills are tough to take right now, but you do what you have to for your best friends....
Will let you all know what happens ...later.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Paw-Paw fruit

Paw-paw...yum...
Becky brought by a few to melissa and she passed a few on to me...
whats a paw-paw you ask?
here's the link....
Check it out Adam...
Asimina...thats the name of it here,technically.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimina

When traveling through the forests...especially by a creek, you can smell the sweet smell of the fallen and ripe paw-paw fruit...the critters love them...
Bob doesn't.
more for me

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lack of blogs

This is Sam and Izzy..








I just haven't been good about blogging and reading all my friends blogs. Sorry about that. Life seems to get in the way sometimes. Bob had to go south to work and that left me to fend for myself and all the furry critters, and do my full time job as a paraprofessional, a word I am having a tough time getting used to. I am what I would have called a Teachers assistant a while back...but I actually work one on one with a handicapped child plus work with a class of Kindergarten kids. At any rate, this old Gal gets pretty pooped out, and I like to sit and play mindless computer games as a release. Mind numbing. I like it. So , lack of blogs.





We finally got a few days of rain, so our grass is greening up, and softening. It was crunchy. But, that means now we have to mow. Ya just can't win....The creek is up enough so the girls can get wet in several spots, so they are very happy again.





Bob and I are settling back into the work week/weekend routine, so this evening we loaded up the pickup with the trash in the bed of it, and the dogs in the back seat and rode to the trash dumpsters and then had a DQ, and took the'scenic' route home..(back roads)...it amounts to about a 5 -8 mile journey, and we counted 23 deer enroute. I just love that! Deer hunting with only our eyes !





Our neighbors went to Hillsville last weekend, but Bob was expected home and I really had no desire to drive down to where they camped (about 1 1/2 hours one way) so I watered and fed their critters along with mine and stayed home for the Labor Day weekend. When they returned their little girl, whos growing up quick, stopped by to get their mail I had collected for them. There's a couple of pictures of her in her get-up in the start of this blog..She's redneck to the bone... with her ever-present-dog...Izzy.I didn't get the picture of how she came down to get the mail dressed like this. She drove her bicycle, with a childs seat ( a real childs seat) the type that is set behind the bicycle seat above the back wheel... and strapped into it , safety harness and all was Izzy, her little dog...That dog lets Sam do anything to her...she even rides on her pony with Sam. Too much !

She is a hoot!

I will try to be better and blog a little more, and check in on all my blog friends who are so creative and well written...I've been missing hearing from all of you!

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Loving my Grandson, Caine.I work full time as a paraprofessional at Lee M Waid elementary school in Rocky Mount Virginia,in the Kindergarten class this year, following my one-on-one child, Kris.