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Showing posts with label the dogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the dogs. Show all posts

Saturday, August 07, 2010

All Is Well - Kinda

Life can get so complicated at times. Perhaps I could replace the word complicated with busy, challenging, unpredictable - - - you get the idea.  I continue to improve from my accident each day, but not fully recovered.  Now when I can't remember something or spell correctly or forget someones name, I just say "It's the head injury"!  I don't think I will be able to use that excuse much longer and that is a good thing.


Now, back to the title of this post. Unfortunately, yesterday, Hans, My Special Man's Schnauzer started having some weakness in his back legs. And, then last night at my house the dog had a full seizure. Oh, so very sad!  His whole behavior pattern changed afterwards with signs of confusion and bewilderment. It was Friday night after office hours for veterinary offices and his vet does not take emergency calls. Living in the country can present challenges that "city folk" don't experience. Every emergency referral for care was far out of the community. And, most regular veterinary offices are closed on Saturday. So, today MSM is working on finding a vet that can assess the situation and prescribe some medication if need.

We were planning on driving out, further in the country, to his daughter's house today in the afternoon because she is having a large Boutique of craft items. I hope I do not miss the opportunity to see all the fun things and visit with them. That's it for now.

I hope you have a Great Weekend.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Through The Woods And To The Beach

This past Tuesday, we packed an overnight bag and the dogs hopped into the car and off we went to the beach.


Our halfway stop gave the dogs a chance to go for a  walk and then hang-out as we enjoyed some Sonic Burgers which we had never eaten in the past. It is like an old fashioned drive-in hamburger stop with a car hop on roller blades if you want to order from your car. You can eat in your car or at picnic tables. And, of course, you can eat indoors.  We were able to tie the dogs next to our picnic table. The food was good and it was fun for all.

 


Santa Cruz Mountain Highway



Santa Cruz Beach with Boardwalk and Amusement Park in the background.



We walked to the end of the wharf to check out a favorite restaurant of mine,  from many years past,  that serves the very best Clam Chowder. The wind was really blowing and it was quite cold! And, does he look happy? He tells me he is!
  

We decided to start collecting some ornaments to decorate our Christmas tree this coming Christmas, so it will be personalized as our tree.  Well, it was just eight days ago when we were in the grocery store line waiting to check out when I turned to look at the man in my life and he said to me "I am as happy as a clam". I didn't give it much thought other than the fact that I really liked what he said,  until I was in a shop in Santa Cruz looking for an ornament. And, much to my surprise, hanging on the ornament rack in front of my face was this darling ornament. I could hardly believe it. I bought it and returned to my man who was waiting outside with our dogs. I don't think I was in the store more than five minutes and we had our ornament.

In the evening we had dinner reservations for 7:30 PM at the Crow's Nest on The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. We had a window seat and the view of the lighthouse and many types of  boats was spectacular. 



We enjoyed steamed clams and I ordered the Hawaiian Opaka Paka with macadamia nuts in a soy ginger sauce. I topped it off with blueberry key lime pie. I had a happy tummy!




It looks like we liked the steamed clams.


The next day we enjoyed the sights of Capitola and had coffee and Cinnamon Crumb Cake at Mr Toots Coffee House.


This is some of the fun that was going on at the beach.


And, then there was this "eye catcher" of a vehicle in the parking lot.


 
We had a wonderful time.

We are continuing with our counseling and day by day our love for one another is being renewed - and getting stronger!

Have a great day and hug the ones you love!


Saturday, May 08, 2010

Do You Speak Dog

These dogs clearly have a language of their own. May I introduce you to Hanz, a Schnauzer who belongs to My Special Man. Hanz and my Lily have become very good friends. And, they can be very entertaining. After we ate dinner last night, I gave each of the dogs a chew bone to settle them down so we could sit, relax and watch a little TV. They played "yours is better than mine" for about five minutes until they actually traded bones and continued to merrily chew away until they completed eating them. Now, don't you think they have conflict resolution skills pretty well perfected?

They have been referred to as "The Lady and The Tramp" by our friends.  For the most part, Lily is quite "the lady" and when it comes to Hanz, he  is the robust "man of the universe".  However, he has a few idiosyncrasies like not going through a door unless it is open enough for his whole body to go through.  Go - figure. But, - - - - - Lily is perfect.  Now, wait a minute. What about how she runs like a dart to explore the neighborhood if she can get out of the fenced yard.



This is when they were "negotiating" the exchange!


Let's make up and kiss! OK.

Take care of your self and your dog. They bring so much joy to our lives.

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Some Additional Special Photos

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Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014