Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

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.
Well, after a lot of thought, a lot of looking into who would be a good stud for Saucie I decided to go through with it.  Saucie came into season about 6-8 weeks sooner than I expected so all the decisions had to be made very quickly.  I took her to the vet on Thursday and had a Progesterone Level drawn that indicated the time to breed was NOW!!!
I traveled to Reseda on Friday and Sunday where she was bred with a beautiful little cream sable boy that was imported from Italy and owned by Leesa.  I'm excited and hopeful that my next little show dog will be in this litter but a healthy, free whelped litter of puppies with great temperments is my biggest desire.