Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MO Monday...On Wednesday...All About Abby.

Poor sweet Abby!

All day Monday she was doing the "reverse sneeze". The very dramatic snort that dogs often do, and sounds like they are going to croak any minute! She does this often, so I wasn't phased. BUT.....when I got home from work that evening, she was outwardly sneezing uncontrollably! Like 40-50 times a minute! She could not sit still, roaming, panting, sneezing, wanting to be held, wanting to be let down, very uncomfortable. So I decided to give her Benadryl, and run her up to the 24 hour Vet Clinic. As I was holding her, getting the phone number of the clinic, she began foaming at the mouth, bubbles coming out of her nose, her eyes glazed over, and SHE QUIT BREATHING!! The professional nurse that I am......totally freaked out, just knowing that I had just killed her with Benadryl! I started shaking her all around, pumping on her stomach (you know official dog CPR, I guess?), screaming for Glen and the girls to get in the car!

We hustled up to the Doggy ER, which may I add, Glen should really open up a Pet Ambulance Service, with his "speed racing, but not get a ticket" driving he did that night...all on an EMPTY gas tank (don't judge)!!

By the time we arrived at the ER, of course, the Benadryl had kicked in, Abby was panting freely, sneezing a little, and smiling. The front desk lady quietly asked, " so your dog has a sneeze?" WAS ALOT worse 10 minutes ago!!

Meanwhile, I look around the clinic to see a family of about 10 in a room all crying their eyes out as they had just lost their furry family friend, another family covered in blood as their dog had just lopped his paw off....and here I am with a sneezy Yorkie, WHO I WAS SURE NEEDED A VENTILATOR!

The front desk lady I believe was mocking me.

Lucky for us, the sneezing got alot worse, and it appeared like we sort of needed to be there by the time the vet saw us. He shot her up with some steriods, Afrin, and more Benadryl, and gave her a diagnosis of "sinus infection".

Glen just shook his head and laughed at me......a "sinus infection, really"!?

Thankfully, she is improving! Still sneezing her head off though. Glen thinks she has a bad case of the MO! He thinks she is allergic to him.

Speaking of MO he is at the groomer, getting all of his hair shaved off, just in case Glen is right.

Pictures to follow.

Monday, May 16, 2011

MO Monday!

Happy Monday from MO!

Mo continues to grow like a weed, eat everything in sight, and keeps my pocketbook smokin' hot at the vet!

This week it's a staph infection on his skin.......treated with Keflex (which of course, He loves!) He is the only dog I have ever had that doesn't need the medicine disguised in a hunk of meat.

Apparently, it makes him very thirsty too! He has finally discovered that giant wonderful water bowl that NEVER goes dry!

The month of May has brought us perfect weather, and MO LOVES to play ball out in the backyard, he prefers to BAT or at least run from us with the bat!

We love our MO!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Austin: As Seen Through The Eyes of a 10 Year Old!

Hallie took a disposable camera on her Austin Field Trip this week! She couldn't wait to get the pictures developed and share the exciting moments that she had captured on film!Once we looked at the pictures, I asked her, "Well, how did you like them?!"

She replied in disgust, "Dumb camera!"

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's The Little Things That Make Her Happy!

I packed my baby onto a BIG BIG BUS this morning and sent her off to Austin for her 4th grade Field Trip! Of all the AMAZING things that she will get to see today.....the State Capitol, maybe a glimpse of Obama (as he travels into Austin this afternoon), possibly a chat with Governor Rick Perry, a tour around an awesome historical museum......she was MOST excited about getting a peek inside the BIG BUS BATHROOM!

(That's my girl!)

She even promised me that she would take a picture of it for ME!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

MO Monday (and some other stuff)

MO gave me his own Mother's Day gift, a whole roll of paper towel....shredded. He loves me!
Last week started with Glen getting a wild hair and cutting out all of the cabinets in our game room? Apparently it is time for a remodel.

I had a photoshoot with some ADORABLE little boys! Look at the RED HAIR! Loved those little cuties! Prince Harry ain't got nothing on that little blue-eyed beauty!

Friday I got to go back in time to 1912 during Immigration Day at CES. I was the nurse on Ellis Island that examined the immigrants before they entered the states. What a fun day! The kids were great and were very convincing!! My favorite part of the day was when I ran into the post office on my break and the postmaster thought I was a "Singing Telegram"!

Sunday we hosted Mother's Day at our house.

We celebrated all of the mothers in our family and had so much fun!I had such a wonderful day!! I LOVE my girls, they make being a mom the easiest job in the world! I thank God everyday for HIS gift of allowing me to be their mom, what an AMAZING job! I am truly blessed and ever so lucky!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MO Monday (on Tuesday!)

NOTHING and I mean NOTHING is safe when this fella is around!

Three pounds of bacon & 1/2 a pork loin that was cooked and placed on the kitchen cabinet, Glen's glasses, a light bulb, countless ball point pens, and my camera's memory card fell victim to MO's digestive system this past weekend!

I was hoping the bacon would grease the way for the camera card to come out...

but it just made him sleep really good!