Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday!

Hi everybody! It's me, PorkChop! I got to go outside, today to check on the birdie's food. Their water bowl looks okay, but there are no meal worms in this container. It could be because Mason and Mena are such hoggie birds!

They ate the wormies all up and Dad won't put anymore out until the sun isn't shining on the table anymore. That will be about 5 p.m. or so. If he puts them out too soon, the birdies don't eat them fast enough and the wormies die. They must be yucky, once they die because then Mason and Mena won't eat them.

Poppy's got her sad face on, today, because she knows that Mom and Dad will be gone most of the day. Our dad is having surgery at 7 a.m. and they won't be home until some time in the afternoon. He's having a spinal cord stimulator implanted to stop the pain in his legs. We are all really hoping it works! He's had a lot of pain for a really long time and if this works, he will have to go back to the hospital and have a battery pack surgically implanted in his lower back. He has to wear the stimulator for one week and then they will know if it is going to work.

While I was out checking the birdie food, I also decided to check in on the tomato plants. These two red ones look great! One of them even has 3 tiny yellow blossoms! Woohoo! We know that we get a tomato for every blossom.

These yellow ones look good too. They are a little smaller than the red ones because it took an extra week or two for Mom and Dad to find them. It's a good thing those real doggies only eat the tomatoes and not the vines. The vines are poisonous to doggies! Fortunately, Poppy and Penny are old enough to not put EVERYTHING into their huge 'dale jaws!

This is the video that Mom tried to upload the other day, but blogger ate it. She was able to retrieve it. Sorry it's kind of dark and hard to see. The camera was set up on a tripod, in the living room and everytime Mom went to turn it on, the Bluebirds flew away. She was finally able to sneak up on them and push the "on" button, but she forgot to push the button to make it closer. That blond hair must be shrinking her brain!

This is PorkChop signing off until next Wheelie Wednesday!

PeeEss: I barked this to Mom on Tuesday so she could post it very early on Wednesday!




Cassidy said...

Good luck to your daddy for his opawation, me hopes it will be a great success and stop his pain.

Cassidy x

Molly the Airedale said...

We're sending lots of AireZen to your dad! We hope his surgery is a huge success!
Your bluebirds are just beautiful, PorkChop!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

What bootiful birds, Penny and Poppy!!! We woulda barked and barked!!!

Now Girls, if ya need any nursin' help with ur Dad, let me know...make sure to check his dressin' every couple of hours...some soft noorishin' food after surgery would be good...soups, toast, tea etc...no major decisions should be made today and no drivin' or operatin' the lawn mower etc...He should exercise his fingers by providin' good Dale scritchies to your heads at least once every hour. Runnin' his feet through your soft Dale fur would be good for his leggie circulation, too....oh...and tossin' ya some treats is excellent to improve his upper extremity range of motion....lotsa treats....

Great job to Pork Chop for his reportin' skills....

Nurse Lacie

Kirby said...

Hi Porkchop,

I've got my paws crossed for your dad. I sure hope everything works and he will no longer have his pain.

Your pal,

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Pork Chop,
Good luck to your daddy... don't forget to give him some snuggles when he gets home..
Hope everything works out and he'll no longer have the pain!

Linda said...

Hey PorkChop,
Nice bluebird video. Our hummingbirds came back 2 days ago so Mama is hoping to get some videos of them this year. Good luck to your Papa. We're hoping the stimulator works for him. Many people are trying those now with good success. Mama knows a lady that also has fibromyalgia & stuff like her & they implanted one in her head, but the wires kept coming out. So they were going to have to do a new trial run. Mama is not eager to try that for herself. She has too many bad pains from different things so she doesn't think it would work right for her. Let us know how your Papa does. Have a great week.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hello PorkChop. that video is nice. I can see the birds in there.
I hope your dad will heal soon and come home to be with you doggies

~ Girl girl

Noah the Airedale said...

Porkchop, we're hoping all goes very well for your dad. Here is some aire-zen just for him.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Penny! Poppy!
I will rest up real good right now so I can send out some intense ESP to your Dad!!! If he twitches a bit don't worry okay...it's just some ESP gettin' to him!

Also, Happy National Stuffie Appreciation Day!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Joe Stains said...

We sure hope the surgery went well! Those birdies eat worms, yuck!