Saturday, September 26, 2009

2 pics 2 pups

Nothing much today. Just wanted to share two pictures I took of my "girls." I'm totally out of automatic mode and I'm not going to look back. PSE is also kicking my butt, however I know I will be better for it! So much to's overwhelming!

Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Anna E visits!

Anna Elizabeth came for a visit on Saturday. She was supposed to have her 3 month pictures done by her photographer, but the weather didn't want to cooperate. Later on, the sun came out so we took a few pictures here. Anna was not in the mood for all that. The only grin we got out of her was when Mommy did "flying baby." Apparently, it can't be resisted!

This is my favorite from the day. She looks so serious in this photo. I played around in PSE (still so much to learn) with an action that I downloaded. I just love the result!

Such a Daddy's girl :)
Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 21, 2009

Poor Jew Jew Beans!

My sweet Schnauzer, Jewel, had to have surgery last week. If you have a schnauzer, you may have been through this already as it appears to be a common ailment with the breed. Last Friday, my husband took her outside for a potty break and noticed two small stones fall from her urine. He couldn't decide if they came out of her, or if she had picked them up when she stopped in the driveway to scratch and they fell off while she urinated.

To be on the safe side, he collected the stones and took them to the vet on Monday. The vet said that they looked like other stones she had seen dogs pass. She did an xray on Jewel and saw about a dozen stones in her bladder-one the size of a silver dollar!

Our vet arranged for surgery on Wednesday. For the rest of that Monday and Tuesday, I was in a total panic. My schnauzer is no spring chicken. As a matter of fact, she was turning 12 that Thursday. I hated the idea of her being put under anethesia, but I knew she was uncomfortable. She would make a potty but continue squatting like she still had to go. She had also had a couple of accidents inside, which she NEVER does!

So, poor Butters (yes, she has a gazillion nicknames) goes in for surgery Wednesday morning.

It actually didn't take them long to complete the surgery. This is our old girl on some pretty darn good drugs when we picked her up.

Poor baby had drooled on herself....LOL!

It turned out that she had nearly 100 stones in her bladder! This is what they looked like! These were not coming from her kidneys, they were being formed in the bladder. So, they will be sent off for analyzing, and we can determine what kind of preventative diet to put her on.
Dr. Loper is such a great vet!

My sweet girl, home and resting.

Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Few More Layouts

Loving the KI Memories Flouish collection as well as October Afternoon's Ducks in a Row. What a sweet collection for baby pictures! I've thrown a Basic Grey layout in for good measure. :) It's hard for me to resist BG!

Posted by Picasa

American Crafts and Fancy Pants

A couple more layouts using American Crafts and Fancy Pants products. Combine these two with Basic Grey and you probably have my top three favorite companies. Thanks for looking :)

Posted by Picasa

Doodlebug Sweet Shoppe

Been doing a little scrapping this week and came up with these three layouts using the Sweet Shoppe collections from Doodlebug. Such pretty patterned papers, embellishments, and glittery goodness! Enjoy!

Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What Catches!

Bobby and Jay were able to do a little fishing Labor Day weekend. Although, the fish weren't hitting as much as the last time, they had a good time. They also learned a thing or two about "baby reds" or "croaker fish." :)

Posted by Picasa

Labor Day Weekend pt 3

Group Shot

and, FINALLY, pictures of me and Bobby! Thanks to Jay and Emily, who took the camera away from me, we have some recent pics of the two of us. Yippee!

Posted by Picasa

Labor Day Weekend pt 2

Three more of my favorites.

Posted by Picasa

Labor Day Weekend pt 1

Woohoo! Another beach trip! This time we let our other halves come with us! :) I was able to do a quick shoot with Jay and Emily on the beach. These are some of my favorite pictures of them.

Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Joy in the Form of Four on the Floor

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. ~George Eliot

This post is simply about nothing other than our two sweet fur babies.

These two are getting old. They will turn 12 and 9 this fall.

They have never judged, withheld affection, or said a harsh word to us. :) They make us laugh, they comfort us when we are sick, and they snuggle us all the time.

They have their own personalities, their favorite toys, their hiding spots, and their funny little quirks.

The have their own language of barks, erfs, growls, and songs. We are FLUENT in their language, recognizing their every sound.

They have many nicknames and answer to them all.

They tell us when it's bedtime.

They tell us when it's potty time.

They refuse to tell us where they've hidden our favorite shoe or when and where (or why)they've thrown up last.

They are our girls. We love them to pieces. :)

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras

Posted by Picasa