Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I took my very pregnant little Saucie to the vet today to discuss options with her new vet and get an x-ray to find out how many puppies she would be having. I have been feeling what I thought to be two puppies for the last week or so and was anxious to find out exactly how many puppies there were. Well, the vet came back after taking the x-ray and said that I needed to come back and see the picture myself. It was unbelievable, it was one, yes ONE BIG puppy that completely filled her from end to end!! You could see its head and you could see Saucie's pelvic bones and you knew that a scheduled C-Section would be the method of delivery for Saucie!!
I'm disappointed that I won't have a "litter" of puppies but excited that soon there will be a puppy in the house. Of course a c-Section will mean some bottle feeding and taking care of mom for a day or so but I'm excited and can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl and what color it is. LOL, it is kind of like having a baby .... anticipation.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I just came back from saying goodbye to a little girl that was gifted to our family for the last 22 years. Kelsey Jean, my little niece that came into this world to teach our family about LOVE was peacefully allowed to go home with Jesus this evening after a very quick progression of an illness. We were all blessed with her presence and are celebrating that she is now dancing in heaven , happy and perfect, our little Kelsey.
I can't say goodbye to Kelsey without also paying tribute to my sister and her husband who took care of and loved this little girl for 22 years. It wasn't easy but their devotion and love for her was endless. They made decisions for Kelsey that they knew were right and stuck to them . We all learned a lot from Kelsey, and even though she was never able to talk Kelsey could light up a whole room with her little smile.
I love you Kelsey, I know you are so happy to be with Jesus
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This picture of my knee at a funny angle but the incision is seven inches long, there is some purple ink visible from measurements also. Hmmmm.... when they said minimally invasive I was hoping for a 3-4 inch scar.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thanksgiving was spent at Kurt and Alisha's where they hosted the dinner in their new home. We enjoyed the Organic turkey and the Honey Baked Ham and shared the dinner with Alisha's parents and Justin and Barbie and Aubrey. We were thankful for their new home and their expected baby and for the fact that Daisy survived her life threatening catastrophe and trip to the vet.
It has been really nice having 5 days off but I think I've spent a lot of it fretting over the "SURGERY" that I am scheduled to undergo on December 2. Yes, that's right the day is almost here to have a "new knee". I keep having to tell myself that I'll be so much happier with my new knee but somehow the reality of the surgery keeps overshadowing my thoughts right now.
I don't look forward to those first couple of days with the pain and then everyone keeps telling me how the physical therapy is "bad" too but that the end results are worth it. Hmmmm.... I keep telling myself that. Funny thing is, at this point and time I probably have the least discomfort I've had for months or even years. Why does it happen that way? I mean, 8 weeks ago I couldn't even straighten my leg, had my brace on all the time and got very little sleep at night due to the pain . However, right now my knee is a nagging pain but I think I've limited my activity so much that I am not as aware of my knee as I usually am. Of course, there is no stability to my knee at all and grabbing on to things for balance has become a "norm" for me.
Oh well, pray for my surgeon and for God's wisdom as the doctor makes decisions about my surgery, pray for me to trust and for a speedy recovery.
Monday, November 10, 2008
For the past year as I have been showing Saucie I've wondered in the back of my mind if I would ever get the courage up to breed her. Now, I know that doesn't sound like a difficult decision but "Toy" dogs can have a lot of difficulties and frequently require C-Sections. The pregnancy could also put Saucie at risk.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Halloween has had an added interest for 23 years now, my youngest son, Kurt was born October 31, 1985. We celebrated his birthday tonight by going to Famous Dave's for a delicious dinner with Kurt , Alisha, her parents, Justin, Barbie , Aubrey and Brad and I.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
My son Jacob spent the last 2 months at home with his dad and I while working furiously on creating websites for people to earn more money to continue his journey into S. America. They left 2 weeks ago and according to my last conversation with Jacob they leave from Panama today paddling kayaks loaded with their bikes and gear to Cartagena which is 500 miles away. Yes, I wasn't to thrilled with the idea but he assured me they will be fine and he will be careful. He then tells me it is far safer than walking their bikes through Columbia where a whole squad of police were kidnapped 2 days earlier. Isn't that reassuring?
Friday, September 19, 2008
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Rise N Shine's Hot Property "Channing" Channing jumping for his ball
Channing returning with his ball
I got home last Friday afternoon after a very long and tiring drive from Washington. The journey wasn't without incidence and 3 hours from Bfld. on the I5 I lost my car-top carrier, bicycle, luggage and misc. going about 75 miles an hour. No injuries and I recovered the luggage contents but everything else was destroyed at a cost of about $5600!!
My trip was fantastic , I stayed with my friend Julie and worked in her boarding kennel cleaning kennels, exercising dogs, feeding dogs, bathed dogs, groomed dogs and played with Julie's dogs . Saucie did well at the huge Stumptown Show in Portland taking a Reserve in a 5 pt. major but that means we are still needing 2 points for her Championship.
I have much to write about and many pictures to share about the journey but I'm going to post most the pictures on my website.
Now, this was no surprise to my family but I really didn't think I was going to come home with another dog but guess what? Julie offered to let me bring Channing home and show him in Southern CA for a few months and get some more experience. I am so honored to be entrusted with this beautiful boy and excited to be able to go into the ring with an Open Dog. Channing gets along great with my dogs and as you can see by the pictures, he is quite a jumper!
Well, vacation is over . I had a fantastic time but it was good to be back home with my husband and all three of my sons and 2 daughter-in-laws. Of course, I missed Aubrey and it feels so good to hear her calling me " Kimmie" and giving me kisses!!!! An after bath kiss
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Hmmm... this looks fairly robotic doesn't it? I had an appointment today with Dr. ferro who is an Arthritis, Orthopaedic & Sports Specialist who is a total joint replacement specialist. His conclusion.... the Journey Knee is what I need. That really wasn't the news I was wanting to hear, I was hoping I would be a candidate for a partial but he says more than likely the Journey Knee will be the best choice for my knee . The good news was that I could return to work (depending on how I was doing) limited basis at 2-3 weeks and by 12 weeks you are pretty much recovered.
Check out his website: http://www.bonejointcenter.comThis doctor who does about 6-10 joint replacements a week and has been in on the development of joint replacement surgery. He is based out of Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo but comes to Bfld. once a week.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Aubrey is ready for the fireworks
Saucie isn't sure what all the fuss is about
4th of July Birthday Pizza for Justin's 28th Birthday
Aubrey riding her tricycle with Uncle Kurt