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Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 | Animals, Nature, Personal with 2 Comments

I’m in Orlando for a vacation. All the times I have been coming to Florida I have never made it to Disney. This trips going to remedy that and fast. Today I went to Animal Kingdom. Rode a couple rides, saw a few things. This was the Safari tour I did. I saw

More to come later 🙂

Meet Me on Monday #53

Monday, October 17th, 2011 | Animals, Personal with 4 Comments

I found this meme on another blog and tracked it back to the originator. There are some interesting questions and a great way to know me a little more. You can check it out at Meet Me on Monday Meme. Here goes…

1. The thing that scares me the most is __________?
Water bugs, nasty vile insects.

2. Do you like nuts in your Chocolate Chip cookies?
I could take it either way so long as they were dark chocolate chip cookies 🙂

3. If you couldn’t change the channel, what tv show would drive you from the room?
The Brady Bunch, never could stand watching that.

4. Pulp or no pulp in your Orange Juice?
No pulp, can’t stand the pulp getting stuck in between my teeth.

5. Who do you miss the most?
My cat Inky. She was my confidant. I can’t wait to get another cat.

Milk-Bone Soft and Chewy

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 | Animals, Health with 4 Comments

I’ve always hated shoving pills down animals throats when they need to take them. It is way easier on everybody if you hide it in food or biscuits. Since one of my dogs needs an allergy pill on a daily basis I was using cheese as the cover up while I searched for soft biscuits to shove it in. I swear soft biscuits are hard to come by for dogs. Soft cat treats no sweat but I really don’t want the dogs to have diarrhea from eating cat treats. I mean if they get diarrhea eating cat food why not cat treats.

Anywhoo, I finally found some soft and chewy dog biscuits. Milk-Bone to the rescue! I opted for the beef and filet mignon flavor. I swear the dogs think it is crack. I grab the bottle for the Claritin to open it and the dogs are all over me because they know it is biscuit time now and I need to be pretty damn fast getting my hands away from their mouths when they grab the biscuit because they essentially inhale them. I got the big container for about $15.00. I’m going to try the chicken flavor next but I have a feeling it may not go over as well as the beef flavor but we’ll see. It is a win win situation now though, one dog gets a free biscuit while the other one gets her medicine.

The downside is when I grab the bottle for my Zyrtec since Claritin doesn’t work anymore on me they think it is more biscuit time which it isn’t. You hear that dogs, one biscuit per day only!

The Jokes on Me

Friday, April 1st, 2011 | Animals with 2 Comments

Well, I took the dogs in for their yearly shots today and came out with antibiotics and two, count em, two separate surgery dates for each dog. The antibiotic alone was $102 for 3 weeks because Pepper has an abscessed tooth which is infected. Her surgery is scheduled right after she finishes the antibiotics with the possibility that she will lose one of her teeth and possibly a canine tooth too.

Digging around in Stormy’s mouth revealed a tumor on her gum which is more likely than not cancer whenever found there. So her surgery is scheduled for May to excise the tumor, hopefully all of it. She may or may not lose any teeth depending on how deep the tumor is and then it will need to be sent off to verify if its malignant. Then we have to decide whether chemotherapy or radiation would be needed or not. She’s only 5 and coupled with her having seizures too I dunno how that’ll work.

So I walked out paying a $361 bill for today with estimates on one surgery between $480-$550 and the other of $480-$660. Yeah me :/

And I still forgot to get my damn oil changed in the car. Gotta remember this for tomorrow cuz its 1000 miles over due :/

Dog Sitting

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 | Animals with 2 Comments

So I’ve been dogging sitting for a friend since last Friday. They get picked up today and man I can’t wait. I love them to death but they are driving me crazy at this point lol.

As you can tell they got comfy pretty fast which is good but the puppy is so hyper. I completely forgot how hyper puppies were and ill mannered. He’s still nippy and annoying the heck out of my younger one who is 4. He whined when I put him in his kennel for the night and barked some too which is to be expected. Finally, he is an even bigger digger than my two combined. I’m going to have to buy a bag of dirt to fill in all the holes because he flung the dirt far and I can’t move it back into the holes.

The elder dog is so mellow. He just let’s things roll unless he’s chewing on his bone, then you better stay away.

I know they will both be happy to go home but I think they had a good time. I can finally leave the doors upstairs open now too. The puppy is an excitable piddler so he wasn’t allowed in any of the bedrooms.

Puppies are gone at 11:30 PM – I’m out!

What a Day

Friday, March 11th, 2011 | Animals, Personal, Technology with Comments Off on What a Day

Well my day actually sort of ended around 2 AM as I finally painted the kitchen. The only room not painted now is my bedroom and I’m thinking it ain’t gonna get done for years to come lol I still have the trim to do on the stairs and the hallway trim upstairs and the bathroom trim actually since I never did it when I painted that room. Then I’ll be done with the painting for some time. I then had to get up at 7 AM because a friend was dropping off her 2 dogs for me to watch as she goes to Disney with her kids. Little did I know one of them was a 7 month old puppy. I knew she had 2 but I hadn’t been over to her place since she got the new dog so I was a little surprised to say the least lol. As any animal person knows it is nothing but excitement for this little guy and he’s one of those piddlers when he gets excited kind too :uhh: So ya, this will be interesting. At least it really won’t matter for the living room carpet since I’m going to rip it out and replace it with vinyl anyways. She was late dropping them off though. Should have known really because she’s late for everything.

Since I was off I had scheduled my cable company to stop over to give me my digital box and swap my internet outlet to my room. I don’t know why I couldn’t pick up the box, I can hook it into my TV just as well as that guy did. But then the snafu came when I left and came back and couldn’t get it to work. I had to call them up to get it figured out. Apparently you have to use THEIR remote to shut off the TV and turn it back on for it to catch the TV and cable box because the box turns off when the TV goes off. That’s messed up because on my way out in the morning I push the button on the TV because the TV’s right next to the door.

Then I also had the plumber to come by to see if he could do something with the fiasco of a tub I have. I tell you the mickey mouse job on this is horrendous. Never get your friends to fix things like this owner did. It just goes bad. I can’t clean this shit because the silicon comes off when I scrub it. I bought new handles the other day since the guy was coming and I have to go back out to get another set because for some stupid reason they decided to change some of the stems and the cold water stem is larger than the other 2 so the knob doesn’t fit that one. Idiots. As you can tell they actually used a butter lid to do that redneck fix. :nono: In the end I didn’t get him to fix it because he gave me a quote of around $200 and I wasn’t willing to shell that out. I was willing to do under $100 just to get it fixed. Now I’m going to have to beg to get it fixed like everything else around here.

Then I trekked my 2 dogs down to the vet to get their nails cut because I can’t grind one of them because she refuses to sit still for it so it’s the old fashioned clipping with the nail cutter. Pepper gets the nail cutter and then the grinder because hers grow so fast. She’s had her nails quicked like 3-4 times when she’s has surgery to remove lipomas. She actually could do for another round but I’m not going to do it because she’s getting older. She’s due for her annual exam this month I found out as well as Stormy so I’ll get that done in the next 2 weeks and make them draw some blood on Pepper to make sure her innards are doing okay. She had a semi elevated liver panel last time.