Sunday, May 16, 2010
Hello to all our furry and not-so-furry friends! It's me, Patches! We've been bloggin' for over 2 years and we just now got to our 200th post. That's pretty lame, Mom! Lots of our blogging buddies post nearly everyday, and it took US over two years to get to #200! That's pretty sad!
Our lazy (SHE says "busy") mom finally got some pictures of the Peonies that are on one side of our driveway. Since stoopid Vista won't show them to us anymore and our old mom doesn't have that great of a memory, we'll just show them to you!
I hope you enjoyed the Peonies. Some of them are looking kind of sad, now, because we had really, really, really heavy rain last night. At least it waited until our mom got home! Penny and I would have been really freaked if Mom hadn't been home when the thunders started! Penny taught me to bark at the thunder because it makes it go away. Okay, it only goes away for a few seconds, but hey, it WORKS! We keep barking and it keeps stopping! For some strange reason, our mom just doesn't "get" it. She yells at us and squirts us with a water bottle, but it doesn't stop us!
Yesterday, the hospice that took care of our dad, had a Celebration of Life service and our mom went to it. It took her a loooong time to get there and a looooong time to get home, but she said it was very nice. Kind of sad, at times, but still nice. They gave our mom a teddy bear made out of a pair of our dad's pajamas. She knew they were making the bear because they asked her for the PJ's, but she thought it was going to be a very small bear. She was wrong! This bear is about 2 feet tall! We'll have to show it to you later because Mom forgot to take a picture. Now, the bear is sitting on what used to be Dad's dresser so he can watch over us as we sleep!
Penny is going to the groomer on Tuesday! Heeheehee! It's her turn to get the whole works! The place on her back is almost all healed up now and the test results say it is nothing to worry about. Her nipple that was swollen is a different matter, however. It had some melanoma cells, so we have to keep a close watch on Penny to make sure she doesn't have any problems breathing and doesn't have any unexplained weight loss. Our v-e-t says he thinks he removed it before it could spread, but he just wants our mom to be aware. He says it's kind of common in older doggies and right now, Penny is acting younger than she has in a long time, so unless there is some kind of change, we aren't going to worry about it.
Well, everybuddy, I have to go and get psyched up for the thunder boomers that we are supposed to get AGAIN this afternoon and evening! Our mom sure hopes it stops before it's time for us to go to bed. I guess she thinks it's hard to sleep with 2 barking dogs! While Penny and I get psyched, our mom will be watching the Nascar race. Yep, she's a closet redneck! She never paid any attention to Nascar races until she moved to Georgia and pretty much everybody talked about the races on Monday. She figured she needed to know what everyone was talking about so she started watching the races. She's not such a fanatic about it anymore since Dale Earnhardt was killed in the Daytona 500 in 2001, but she watches just enough to know who wrecked and who won the race. I guess that makes her only a partial redneck!
Patches (and the soon-to-be pretty Penny)