Dispatches from the Swamp – the ‘I need the plague to go away’ edition

  • We decided to get Bella groomed this summer. Mostly the decision was made because I was going away for a week and she mats as soon as I am away. She got a lion cut. She looks absolutely adorable. We could certainly see all the weight she lost as a result of her hyper-thyroid. She lost about 8 pounds. It was very hard to see how much she had lost under all that hair. Her demeanor has completely changed since she was shaved. She is much more interactive and demanding for attention. She preens around as if to say: “look at me, aren’t I cute?” It is too funny!
Isn't Bella adorable!!!
  • I have named this virus the ‘motherfuckervirus.’ It is one of the worst illnesses I have had in a long time. I have had a sore throat, congestion, fevers, hot sweats, cold sweats, and fatigue plus it has settled in my lungs and I am coughing. It also never seems to get better. It is slowly going away but after being laid out flat for 3 days I have to go to work now. I am tired of sweating and feeling like I am going to pass out every time I move. It looks like everyone here is coming down with it too. I am very sorry.

Gratuitous Piper Pug picture.!

Piper is so cute!

Too Freaking Funny

THE CAT - Bella
THE CAT - Bella

I am seriously going to pay for this later but I can’t help myself.  A week ago, Deb went to the doctor. I wasn’t there. Deb told me that our doctor came into the examination room and informed her that she smelled like cat pee. Deb thought she was crazy.*  Today we were sitting in the MS Clinic and Deb exclaims: “The cat has peed in my shoes!” Sure enough, I get a whiff of it too. Then she goes into another exam room and when I opened the door to go in all I could smell was cat pee!

Now I would not find this so funny except it is divine retribution. Many years ago, Madison used to pee on my side of the bed. Deb would always blame me. She would say: “What did you do? You must have done *something*. She doesn’t pee on *my* side of the bed. Well, dear, the cat does not pee in my shoes!


*this was a week ago that our doctor said she smelled like cat pee!