Thursday, November 30, 2006
Griffin ended up having sugery to get the bump removed. It ended up being a benign tumor. I was so relieved after hearing the results of the biopsy. He is doing great now, the stitches have almost all dissapeared.
This saturday he has a visit to the nursing home, they are throwing a surprise birthday party for him, since his birthday is Dec 18th. I am making scooby doo cupcakes for everyone to enjoy, so we will have lots to look forward too.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
I have some sad news about Griffin. About three weeks ago I noticed a bump on his foot. I had the vet check it out and they thought it was just a zit. They told me to keep an eye on it and if it was still there in a couple weeks to call back and they would check it out again. Well it hasn't dissapeared and its getting bigger. I called the vet and they came to the conclusion that its a tumor. He is scheduled for surgery on the 28th to get it taken off. They said that they don't think that its cancerous, but there is no guarantee. They are going to get it send into the main lab for further testing. Hope for the best for our baby boy.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Thought I would update everyone on how all the pupkids are doing. Trinity is getting very mature, she is turning into a beautiful young lady. She is a breathtaking steel blue color and has just the best personality. Her and Kane are connected at the hip, although lately she has been starting to warm up to Griffin. She is such a lover, she loves to snuggle and give kisses, oh and loves to be rubbed on her belly for any amount of time. She would lay there all day if we allowed...lol...Her recent weigh in was 107 lbs and almost 30 inches at the shoulder.
Kane is as layed back as ever, and very handsome. He has an awesome personality and so well behaved. He loves to run around with as many toys as he can fit in his mouth and show them off to whomever is around at that moment. He is getting very good with strangers that come to the house. He used to hide behind me and growl, but now as long as I give him the ok, then he knows that the person means no harm. He just loves Trinity to pieces and wants to be anywhere that she is, I don't know what they would do without each other. His recent weigh in is 147 lbs and 35 inches at the shoulder.
Griffin is now coming to work with me every Saturday and to the nursing home every Thursday. He is a registered Therapy Dog and just loves his job. He has an awesome personality, one to whom you can sit down and feel like you are having a conversation with. He wins the heart of many people doing what he does. He is always excited to go on rides and meet new people. His recent weigh in is 118 lbs and 34 inches at the shoulder.
We just love our puppers, they are the joy of our life, I don't know what I would do without them.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
We had a terrible mishap yesterday at our farm. While Jason and I were at work, my quarter horse "Nicki" got caught up in the hay elevator, that we had butted right up to the back of the barn, and gashed herself up in many places and laid her chest/belly area wide open.
Jason went to feed them there supper last night and came into the house, and said "you have to call the vet, Nicki is hurt" I instantly called the vet and told them what Jason had told me and I was second in the list on emergency call. We called the vet around 5:30 and they showed up at 7:00. Two vets ended up coming out. They sedated her, cleaned up all he wounds, gave her a tetanus, antibiotic, and pan killer. The vet said that she has already got infection, it is a deep, long, wide gash. He was unable to stitch, since the skin was already dead and infection already begun. So he sterilized the cut, removed all the dead skin, and crimped (maybe not correct word use) the veins off so she would stop bleeding since they wasn't able to stitch her wound. She is one 6400 mg antibiotics twice a day and 1 mg of butte twice a day. I am so worried for my baby. Please everyone say a prayer for her in hopes she will be strong and get through this
Monday, September 11, 2006
Jason and I had a wonderful weekend. My brother and his girlfriend Stephanie came to visit. The four of us went out to eat saturday night and watched the BIG Ohio State vs Texas game. Buckeyes WON!!! Yipeee!!!! I attempted to make Buckeyes for us all to eat. They were pretty tasty, but weren't the prettiest looking...lol....Then sunday morning when we all woke up my brother Josh and I made everyone a yummy breakfast and lots of coffee.
Jason and I are both so happy to have met Steph she is so nice and her and my brother Josh make such a wonderful couple. I am so happy for them both and to see such smiles on their faces when they are together.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I just wanted to give everyone an update on Snickers situation. Snickers is a rescue cat Jason and I have had as a member of our family for about 3 years now. We just love her to pieces, but ever since we have welcomed Kane and Trinity into our family, she has been stressed out to the max. She is afraid to come downstairs, she starves for attention, and just not a healthy environment for her. Jason and I have talked over and over about what would be the best for Snickers. Jason and I would hate to see her go, but don't think its fair to keep in her that type of stressful enviroment being 7 years old either.
Grandma and I went to a nursing home visit with Griffin yesterday and an idea just struck me right across the face. My Grandma is like my Mom to me, her and I are VERY close. She is fighting cancer and also taking care of my uncle, who is slow. So she has a VERY stressful life. My Grandma used to have a cat, when my Dad was little and she talks about that cat (Kathy) all the time. So I talked to Grandma about Snickers situation and offered Snickers to Grandma. She had told me that she would love to have her, but afraid what Grandpa might say.
Yesterday afternoon Grandma went home and nothing but 1 hr later she calls me up in high spirits and says that Grandpa says that she can welcome Snickers into their family. She immediatly had a pen and paper to write down all the items needed for Snickers to feel at home with them and off to the petstore she went. I have never seen my Grandma so happy in such a long time. I am heartbroke that Snickers will be leaving us, but at the same time, so happy to see such a smile on Grandma's face. She is already talking about making her a special bed and making toys for her with catnip. Grandma will be over tonight to pick Snickers up.
I just wanted to pass this short story along about Snickers, our loving little furbaby.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Hey everyone! Been a while since I have posted an update of any sort, so I thought I would update you all. Jason and I are doing wonderful, not much new in our lives at this point, just trying to get through the summer heat.
The pups are doing great. Griffin has come allergy issues, but we are working through them. Trinity is getting bigger by the day and just maturing so quickly. Kane is just being Kane....lol...laid back as ever. Griffin has two more observations before becoming a certified therapy dog. He has a visit on Aug 14th and the other is the end of September. In the meantime we have been going to the local nursing home in Upper Sandusky (Fairhaven) and having lots of visits. We have had allot of wonderful quality time together and brought smiles to allot of peoples faces.
Jason and I are both looking forward to the fall, so we can enjoy outdoor activites a bit more. We were just talking this morning Oct is our year anniversary, seems like our wedding was only a few weeks ago...lol Jason is the love of my life, I love him dearly.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
The special bond and memories you shared will never let you be apart
I love you Anne!
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Went great! Griffin passed. The only somewhat mishap that happened, was when we took a walk with the trainer to see how he handled, there was some kids be VERY loud and obnoxious in the front yard of her neighbors house. There was a aluminum boat sitting out front and a metal truck cap, and the kids were jumping off the boat onto the truck cap. It went on for at least 20 min. The kids were very young like age 3 to 7. So he was preoccupied and wouldn't listen very well, but the trainer understood. We took him into the garage and he listened like and angel. He was such a good boy. Now we have to be observed three times with the therapy group. If he passes the three observations then he will be certified. Yipee!! He is on his way.
Griffin has a big day on July 5th. I have made an appointment for him to take a test, if he passes this test, he will be on his way to be a certified Therapy dog. I am so excited. I am sure this will be something Griffin and I can both enjoy. I found out that there is a group of people that go to all the nursing homes and hospitals with in a certain mile range of were I live and visit a place once to twice a month and there dogs visit the patients. If Griffin passes we will to them become a member of this group. The other exciting thing it that my Grandma is going to share the enjoyment with me. I am so nervous for Griffins big day. If he knew about it I am sure he would be too...lol...
P.S. Mommy loves you Griffin I am sure you will do fine.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Tornado sirens sent residents of Findlay and Hancock County running for cover Thursday afternoon, as severe thunderstorms pounded northwest Ohio for the third time in less than 24 hours.
I was at work frightened. The sky got terribly dark and it looked as evil as I ever saw it before. I was hearing sirens go off all over and the storm just getting closer.
Then all the sudden the rain started pounding on the roof, 4:00 in the afternoon at work. All the sudden my name gets paged over the intercome, I pick it up and its my friend Laura from Findlay. She warns me about the storm that is heading our way, 80 mile mph winds, 1/4 inch size hail and tornado warnings sorrounded us. Then all the sudden I hear the dial tone. As of now I still haven't got ahold of her, but I am in hopes that her electric just is out.
In the town of Upper Sandusky, 13 miles south of were I live, which is were my Grandma lives and many of my family members. It looks as a war zone in that town. Trees fallen straight through houses, shingles and siding ripped off house, cimis turned over left and right, and lightening struck the hospital and put a hold straight through the roof. People were evacuated from the hospital as it was just running on generator. I am thankful that nothing has happened to us and no deaths have occured to my knowledge.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Griffin presented the fathers day present to Jason early Sunday morning and Jason broke out in tears when he saw it. He couldn't believe we did all that just for him. Then I got him a card with dogs on it and wrote a note in there from the pups. I also bought him a hat that Trinity had tore up about a month ago, he had this Dale Jr. hat he wore ALL the time and it was his favorite, well one day Trinity thought it was a toy and chewed it up.
So low and behold I found another hat just like it on Saturday and wrapped it up. Then I wrote a sorry note from Trinity to Jason and gave him the hat. I think his fathers day turned out pretty good.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Last night the pups and I worked a few hours on a present for Daddy. The pups wanted to make something special for Jason for fathers day on Sunday. So they decided they wanted to make him a special blanket to cuddle up with, but add a bit of some puppy love. This is what they have come up with so far.
Trinity had so much fun running around with paint on her feet making footprints, Kane wasn't sure what was going on he just wanted to eat the paint, and Griffin didn't want nothing to do with paint on his paws, he was a happy camper when I washed his feet.
But they all decided that is was all worth it for Daddy.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Last night I came home from work and feed the pups their supper, and as I was looking out the back window I seen Nicki (my Quarter Horse) just staring at me. Just fealt like for a second we connected. After the pups were through with supper I went to the barn and got Nicki's halter and lead. Usually Nicki gives me a bit of a hard time when I try and catch her, but not today. She came right up to me and slipped her head right in the halter. So I got Nicki out and we took a short ride down the field. By the time we got to the other end of the field and turned around, I looked off in the distance and could just see the sun beginning to set. We stopped and just enjoyed the peace and quiet and the beautiful scenery. I layed my head on Nicki's main and gave her a big hug around the neck. Granted I have had Nicki for almost 6 years now, but just at that very moment it just seemed like we connected like never before. I realized that I need to be taking more time out to spend with her, even if its just for a 10 min ride. Last night was just a wonderful evening! Nicki I love you!!!!
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
My weekend was just wonderful! Friday Me, Griffin, Brianna, and Titan all went to the Pet Store and had a blast. Titan and Griffin got along wonderfully, which really surprised me. Griffin went up to a little girl and gave her a big kiss across the face and the poor girl didn't know what to think, but Griffin's tail was going 100 mph....lol
Saturday I spent most of the day with the pups. Kane and I went to a car show down the road at an ice cream place. Kane had his very first ice cream cone. He wasn't to sure about it, he made me spoon feed it to him. Everyone got a kick out of that. He got hot real quick, so we weren't there to awful long and headed back home to Griffin and Trinity.
Sunday we headed out about 10:15 a.m. to the Dog Park for a wonderful afternoon of playing with other pups and a yummy cookout. Suprising enough Kane was the best behaved. For some reason Griffin fealt that he had to dominate another husky and tried mounting him, I don't know why he did that for sure. And Trinity, she is a story in herself...lol....We all got there early, Nate and Brianna went and they took there to dogs, Titan and Libby. None of us knew how our dogs would act for sure, so we wanted to get there before anyone else. Wonderfully enough they all acted great, but since we got there before anyone else did, Trinity must have thought she could run the joint...lol....she inspected every dog that came through the door, if she didn't like them she would bark at them, but if she did like the she would wage her tail and wanna play. Towards the end of the afternoon she was quit the agrivated little girl, so anyone that would come in her little area of shade was sorry...lol...so needless to say she was on the leash for the remainder of about 1/2 hr before we left. Overall we all had a blast.
Monday we spent the morning with the pups, I took them a ride in the vehicle up town, they always love that. Then around 3:30 we headed to Jasons parents for a cookout and motorcycle ride. Got home around 6:30 and we were all tired for the rest of the evening.
I have to admit I have had the most fun this weekend than I have had in a long time.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
I was just sitting here thinking how lucky I am and how wonderful life really is. I am the type of person that is always on the go and hurry from one task to the next, and hardly ever just sit back and look around me. If anyone is familiar with country music the song that goes "Rushing Rushing till lifes no fun, All I gotta do is live and die, but I am in a hurry and don't know why" that totally describes my life.
But just at this moment I am sitting back thinking about how I have a wonderful husband, three loving dogs and a secure job. Some people may never have that in there whole life. I went shopping with my Grandma last night and that was the most fun I had in a while. Just spending time with her, talking, and going out to eat. Last night made me realize that life is there to be enjoyed and I need to do that more often. It is like I just woke up and smelled to coffee, so to speak. I love my life, my husband, my family, my friends, and my pups, I wouldn't want my life to be any different. I have such loving caring friends that always lift me up when I am down and that in itself something that I thought I may never have. I just want to thank my family, friends, and husband for making my life to wonderful.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Yesterday I picked Trinity up shortly after 12:00 and the poor girl had this big ol e-collar on and didn't know what to think of it. She looked real scared and sad. I got down on my knees and said "baby girl its me" and gave her a kiss on the nose. She then started wiggling her little but in excitement. I took the car to pick her up instead of the expedition so she could get in it without any pain, but then the problem I had was that the darn e-collar was so big, she could hardly fit in the front seat. Everytime she turned around she would bonk me upside the head...lol...so the e-collar came off. I got her home and put her on the leash, while the boys acted like crazy men, because their baby sister was back. As soon as everyone settle down I took the leash off baby Trinity and ever since then Kane has not left her side. The boys know that she is hurting so they are being really good about not being rough with her. Jason and I couldn't bare to leave her in the kennel all night, so I carefully picked up her behind and Jason picked up her front by hold her chest and we ever so gently layed her in bed. Thats were she stayed the rest of the night. The incision is about as long as my hand (exactly as Lisa told me it would be), the vet ended up using staples instead of disolvable stitches, so she has to go back in 10 to 14 to get them removed. You can tell she is in pain because she isn't herself, but hopefully in a few days that will change. I am just so happy our baby girl is back and in our arms.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Our baby Trinity is going under surgery tomorrow morning. She is having the Gastropexy and Spay done, also removing a hernia. I know this may sound like a simple surgery, but I know anything can happend under surgery nomatter how simple the surgery is. I am praying that all goes smooth and that she has a quick recovery. We love our little girl and just hate to even think of her to be in pain. I ask you to please pray for our baby girl.
Monday, April 17, 2006
One of my best friends Brianna is going through such a hard time right now, and her husband Nate. You guys I love the both of you and I am just torn to hear what has happened. Ever since I heard the news I have been crying. I just hurt so bad for you. Please know that I am hear for you both. I just can't fathem what you both are going through at a time like this. I just wish there was something I could do to take this horrible pain away. Just know I love you both and if there is anything I can do please know that I am here for you. When you are ready to talk I will drop everything and be there for you. You are both in my thoughts and prayers, may god be with you both.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I am just sitting here thinking of two of my dear friends Anne & Lisa. They are both going through a VERY hard time right now. Their Dads are very sick. My heart goes out to the both of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know its very hard for both of you right now and very stressful. Just remember you are there for your Dads when they need you the most, and they are VERY thankful for that. You are both so sweet, kind, and caring and that just shines off of both of you.
I wish you both the best and for happiness and good thoughts to come your way. I am always here to lend and ear at anytime and here for anything. I know I am many miles away, but only a phone call away. I love you both!
Friday, March 24, 2006
Have you even just sit back and think about the past and how so many things have changed? I just ran across this picture of my brother and I and thats now what I am doing. I am just thinking about that past and how we always used to do things together and go to horse shows all the time. If we ever needed anyone to talk to we always knew one of us was right aroung the corner. As we've grown older we seem to have also grown apart. To me its just so sad. With work, relationships, and many other speed bumps in the way, things just arn't like they used to be.
So this post is a tribute to my wonderful loving brother. I just want you to know that I love you and I hope and pray that some day we have again what we had long ago. I miss hanging out with you and just sitting and talking when we need someone to listen or a shoulder to cry on. I want to stop growing apart and start to build our relationship back like it always was. Never forget I love you and I will always be there for you.
Friday, March 10, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KANE! I can't believe it, a year ago today our little Kane was born. Tonight Kane is going to have a party with his big brother Griffin and baby sister Trinity. Mommy is making brownies (with carob) and plenty of treats and toys.
Monday, February 27, 2006
I haven't posted in a while, I have been very busy with work and many other events. I wanted to update everyone on what is going on with the three furkids. Trinity had a trip to the vets on Friday because of a little bump on her head, that had a green color to it. Dr. Kerns checked it over and drained the fluid, he said it was and infected hair folicle. . So now little Trinity is on antibiotics for 2 weeks. Needless to say we think it was from the tape on her ears and how we had her taped at the time, we believe it rubbed the top of her head and caused the infection. So she hasn't been taped all weekend. The bump was drying up by Sunday evening, so we went ahead a retaped her ears for one last try. Trinity weighed in at 42.8 lbs. As you can see we got her ears to stand, but without at least a week straight of taping they won't stay.
On another note, March 14 is Kanes first Birthday. We are so excited!! The birthday party planning has begun. I can't believe our little boy is going to be a year old. We haven't got a recent weight on Kane, but we are guessing him at around 155 lbs. and measures 32" at the shoulder. We just love out big ol Kane Bane.....
Griffin is growing up so quickly, he is no longer the pup thats running mad around the house and throwing toys around. He mostly sits on the couch and watches tv and hope not to be disturbed by the craziness of Kane and Trinity. It just amazing how quick there personalities change, its almost like its overnight. Our beautiful Griffy Biffy doesn't have a recent weight either, but we are guessing him around 120 lbs and measures 34" at the shoulder.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Yesterday when I went home from work for lunch I noticed a big bump on Trinity's side. I got real upset and immediatly called the vets. They couldn't get me in till 5:30, but they informed me that they didn't think that it was any emergency. When I left for work at 6:00 a.m. I know the bump wasn't there, but when I showed up at 10:30 a.m. to check up it was there. So its something that came on very quickly.
So I went back to work and worried all afternoon about what could it possibly be. It was the size of a ping pong ball. Finally 5:00 hit and I was off to the vets. Dr. Kerns did a biopsy on it and determined that it was a spider bite. That was a bit of a sigh of relief, but I am still worried till the bump is gone. So now she is taking benadryl twice a day for 2 weeks. Poor little Trinity!!!
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Trinities Mommy Nina went in for a simple spay surgery and it has taken a turn for the worst. In the evening at home she managed to take her e-collar off and take her stitches out in the middle of the night. Lisa ran her to the vets first thing in the morning to get her stitched back up. The vet stitched her back up and assured her that everything was ok. They wanted to keep her for the weekend for observation, still assuring Lisa that all was fine. Poor Lisa got Nina back yesterday and everything is not fine. Nina has an open incision so big that you could fit a softball in it and the vets sent her home that way. I am praying from the bottom of my heart that Nina is ok, Lisa and Charlie I love you both and I wish you the best. I can't imagine the horrible feeling that has come over you and the feeling of helplessness. If there is anything I can do, I am only a phone call away. Please anyone that reads this message please pray for our baby girl Nina.
Monday, January 23, 2006
On of my best friends birthday is today, Mrs. Brianna Miller. She's not just my best friend she is now family, July 05 she married my wonderful cousin Nate Miller. Brianna I hope you have a wonderful birthday and Titan and Libby spoil you on your birthday as much as you do them. I love ya girlie!!!!!!
Friday, January 20, 2006
Trinity is back from the vets and doing just wonderful. She acts as though nothing has happened. I took her home, thinking I would have the guard her with my life to keep the boys from playing with her, but the minute I put her down, they knew that something was wrong. They both just layed down beside her and looked at her ears. But before you know it she is ontop of Griffin chewing on his ear. So the task that I am having now is actually keeping her from playing with them, I thought it was going to be other way around...lol
They vet that cropped her ears is my cousin, his name is Dr. Robert Cope. He also cropped Griffins ears. He does a wonderful job! I have no doubts that hers with turn out as beautiful as Griffins. So all in all she is handling it wonderful and she gets her stitches out next thursday. Then we are on the home stretch. She is a tough little girl, this girl can handle most anything, even better than the boys....lol
*Kisses to Trinity from Mommy, Lisa, and Alex*
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Yesterday I took Trinity to meet our wonderful vet, Dr. Kerns. She was due for her 2nd. Booster. Dr. Kerns gave her a full check from head to toe. Little Trinity still has a bit of puppy acne and and small hernia, but no major problems at all. She's growing at a rapid pace, weighing in at 21 lbs. Trinity just loved Dr. Kerns, she didn't want to leave, everyone in the office just ewwwed and ahhhhed over her beauty. She even got to play with an orange kitty at the vets that looked just like her brother Cheeto. Overall she is a happy healthy little pup.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
There is a group of people that have come together as a community of dog owners and fanciers, to support each other financially in a very small and very unique way, should the malady that we call “Bloat” hit their household in one of their beloved pets.This list is a membership list and is a new concept of support for each other like no other. We here are all concerned for one another and desire to be a support emotionally and financially.You must visit the temporary page first at: http://www.daystardanes.com/bloatsupportgroup.htm or email the manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details. Then, if all goes well and you decide this is for you to commit to this group and move forward in joining this community, you will join this restricted group and become a part of this community that one day may change your life and minister to your heart and to your family in a way you could never believe possible.
Today is my sweet loving husbands birthday. He turns 29 today!!! I am so thankful that god brought my wonderful husband Jason into this world. I love him dearly, he means the world to me. This day means so much to me because that's when a wonderful loving boy was brought into this world back in 1977.
And to my husband Jason, I love you more than words can say. There's never a day that goes by that I am not thankful that our hearts joined as one. You are the world to me! Thank you for everything that you have done for me and always being there for me. Thank you for putting up with me, when sometimes I can't hardly put up with myself. And hunny, Thank you for being my husband.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Trinity is home. She is getting along wonderfully with Griffin, but her and Kane are taking a bit to warm up to each other. They are getting better slowly. Griffin and Trinity even sleep together at night. Its so adorable! We love our new little girl and we are so happy to have her a part of our family.