Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas round-up

Hello to all our friends.  We  had a great Christmas, and hope you did too.  We got a nice selection of presents from our good friend Cathy, and enjoyed a nice Christmas day.
Daisy with the tree

Leo under the Christmas tree

Daisy with her new lamb.  Thank you Miss Cathy

 Leo with his new blanket.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Tucker has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Tucker's Mom here again.  Our beautiful boy had a good day yesterday, but today was not good and he told me it was time to go.  The world has lost one of the sweetest, most noble dogs who ever lived.

These are a few of my favorite photos of my boy

Tucker's first snow, he loved it.

Tucker and Leo soon after Tucker came home.

Leo can be a brat, but he did love his dog (sometimes)

My handsome, happy boy.
Thank you to everyone who sent Tucker the Power of the Paw, I think it helped him to have a few extra days to be with us.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Power of the Paw needed.

Tucker and Daisy's mom here.  Tucker went to the vet on Wednesday because he has had a cough for a couple of weeks that I wanted to get checked out, and Wednesday he didn't really want his breakfast.  Initial tests were not good, it looks like he has cancer metastasized in his lungs.  We haven't figured out of he just has lung cancer or another tumor somewhere else.  I am having real trouble getting him to eat, and if we can't solve that problem his already not good prognosis gets much worse. His vet did put him on medication today to try and stimulate his appetite, I hope it works.  We hope you will please send us good thoughts and vibes and the power of the paw.  Poor Tucker is only 8 and he really needs it.  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Good news

Daisy is home from the hospital, and seems mostly to be her normal perky self, though she is resting now.  Just after eating the meal the vet said she should have when she got home, she passed a piece of corn cob about 2 inches long, as well as at least one smaller piece.  Hopefully that was all that was causing her problems and she will continue to improve.  Thank you for all the kind words and good thoughts.  We are so glad she didn't need surgery.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Power of the Paw, Please-UPDATE

Please keep our Daisy in your thoughts.  She is at the emergency hospital tonight, x-rays showed a possible intestinal blockage, but her ultrasound showed it may be passing on it's own, so she is staying overnight to be monitored, hopefully she will not need surgery.  We will know more in the morning.
Just talked to the vet.  She is perky this morning and hopefully everything is passing through.  They are going to give her some food and see how it goes, hopefully she can come home tonight.  Thank you for the kind thoughts and words, please keep the good thoughts going until we are safely home.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway.

Tucker and Daisy's Mom here today.  I received an e-mail from a representative for Barbara Lampert, author of "Charlie: a love story", asking me to feature this book on our blog.  I agreed if I could have a copy for review, as I didn't want to feature a book I didn't read.  Below is a synopsis of the book

Charlie: A Love Story tells of the beautiful love between Charlie, a Golden Retriever, and his best friend Barbara. When Charlie turned eleven and started having some health problems, a gardening journal Barbara was keeping quickly became mostly about Charlie. His story is told in journal form while it is taking place, and because it was not meant for publication, it is an intimate look at an incredible connection between a canine and a human. The story of that connection is told by Barbara, a psychotherapist who specializes in relationships.

Charlie’s story is far more than a depiction of his struggles against illness. Those years revealed the depth of his character, the wisdom he had gathered over his lifetime. And those years contained some of Charlie and Barbara’s most memorable times together, the culmination of their connection.

MY REVIEW:
First up, the fact that Charlie is dead is not a spoiler in any way.  The events in this book start in 2002, when Charlie is already eleven.  With that said, I did not really enjoy this book.  The journal format of this book means that we don't get Charlie's whole life story.  Ms Lampert does go back and give a short recap of how Charlie became part of her family, but there is not a lot of detail about how Charlie became her heart dog.  We are just expected to believe it because she tells us it is so, though to be fair you can feel how much she loved Charlie from the way she writes about him. However, if I am going to read a dog book that is going to make me cry, I want to share in the dog's whole life, not just a little time at the end.  The book was not awful, but not great either.

However, your mileage may vary.  So if you wish to read this book, I will be happy to share my copy.  If you want to be entered to be the new owner of my copy of this book, leave a comment on this post.  I will draw a winner if more than one person wants it.  United States residents only, please.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Family ties

Fun with our family while visiting our birth home in New York

Tucker, Daisy and our sister Sera
 Our niece Star.  She will be a year old next week.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

We medaled

There was some tough competition in the Synchonized Snoozing event, but we pulled off a bronze medal.
Congrats to the silver and gold winners, and thank you to The Island Cats for hosting this great event.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

In our garden

We grow Dahlias


 Zinnias
Hibiscus
 Vincas
 Morning Glories
 Mandevillas
and Daisys

Monday, July 30, 2012

Please vote for us in the Cat-O-Lympics

Hi Friends  
Our Mommy was lazy and only entered us in one event in the Cat-O-lympics, but we (Daisy and Leo) made the finals in the Synchronized Snoozing category hosted by the Island Cats.
We hope you will pop over to their blog at http://www.island-cats.com to vote for us.  We would love to medal, and there are lots of cute pictures of all the finalists.

Thanks, Daisy and Leo.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Q: What does the Daisy see?

A: Goats. (They all ran away and we couldn't get their picture.)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday walk

We think Mommy should spend every moment with us, but she thinks it's fun to read the Sunday paper.
So, some Sundays, we walk to the market to get the paper.
Here we are waiting outside.
We always stop by this tree on the way home for a drink and a short rest.  The walk home is uphill, and we have to pull Mom, so we get tired.
The view from our tree yesterday.
Back  home in our garden.  Hope you had a good Sunday too.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012