Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas time is here,... what..aready!?

Yes folks it's finally the weekend and only 4 days until Christmas! I am still pondering how this happened upon us so quickly but here it is again! Of course I am in my usual spot of behind the eight ball with gifts and such but that is the norm. To make things even more stressful I lost my keys but lets not get derailed with that dilemma. 

Nala has been constantly whining and I am pretty sure it's mainly for attention. Meanwhile Sylva has also been pining away for his pop who has been out of town a couple of days. No one appreciates the mom who does all the dirty work. Though when it comes dinner time I am a celebrity around here! 
I have attached a link for 10 things you can do to keep your pet safe during the holidays. My personal recommendation is to monitor carefully relatives who feel it's okay to share their piece of chocolate cream pie with the dog. If you don't it may result in a all nighter cleaning up unidentifiable piles of poop/vomit!

From our family to yours wishing you all a joyous Christmas and a happy New Year!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Finally Friday and Saving Sullivan

Whoa this week swept by like a rushing river! Before you know it, it's going to  be Thanksgiving and the holiday season! I am as usual stunned by this fact and like a deer in headlights have not a direction planned for escape! So I began with sending out an email to the usual suspects to invite them all for Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily I have already hit the $400.00 mark at Shop-Rite which entitles me to a free turkey! Though it is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dining I need to start planning the rest of the meal! I have had Thanksgiving dinner at least a dozen times but it still perplexes me how to pull it off without the usual hitches!

Sylva has taken a liken to sitting right in front of the sink so as not to miss a scrape of food that may come his way. This is going to be difficult with the holidays and there is not a place to put him except outside in the cold which I won't do. Looks like his Pop will have to be herding him and Nala out into the back 40 on days I am busy in the kitchen!

Today we came across a lost dog on our street. We were headed off to the local Lowes store when we spotted a yellow Lab casually  sniffing at a neighbors front lawn. I immediately screamed out to my husband to stop the car and carefully approached the wandering canine. He seemed friendly enough and came right over to me. Though he had no ID tag he did have a tag with an 800 number for a"Return them home" organization. Fumbling for my phone and glasses I called and the service rep who informed me that the number on the tag told him the dog's name was Sullivan. He was going to contact the owner and then call me back. In the meantime it started to rain and I didn't want to let our wayward friend  run off. I calmly enticed him into the car and he was more than happy to step out of the rain! As we drove up to the front of our house we noticed a boy briskly jogging down the street. We called out and asked him if he lost his dog and sure enough ...yup he was looking for his Lab! So we met Sean and Sullivan today who happened to live right down the block from us! Sneaky Sullivan managed to slide out the back door when no one was looking. It's good he had the tag with the 800 number but it would of been helpful if he also had one with his name and address and the owner's cell phone number.

Oh well, all is good and the weekend is here! Wishing you all a peaceful, productive weekend!

"So what's for dinner Mom?"

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Long Time No Me

So it's been a while since I have posted anything to my blog. I shamelessly admit I have been either too busy or too tired at night to sit in front of the computer and think. My apologies.

In the meanwhile Nala and Syla have been good. Sylva has transitioned into the fall season with his usual dermatitis. It has started to calm down and with a good bath he may just smell acceptable again!

Nala is very whiney lately. I am a little rusty with my bulldog translation but I think she is just demanding more attention! She will typically lie on her couch ( and I mean her couch ) and do that whiney bulldog thing until someone comes over and pets her. My husband over indulges her. He will pick her up and have her sit on his lap and look at the computer with him. Hopefully he hasn't given her my password to my Amazon account! I am not sure what has sparked this endless need for attention. Perhaps just a phase, time will tell.

That's all for now, I need to start slowly as I get back into blogland. I don't want to trigger my carpal tunnel and then I couldn't go to work tomorrow. Hmm not a bad idea...