Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The weather person warned us about the snow flake, but not about ice. We were quite shocked at 3 a.m. this morning when nature called us. No, we were not shocked that nature called us, but what happened next. The porch looked wet, but Mama didn't expect ice and it was 3 a.m. and she wasn't really awake. We started slipping and sliding. Mama tried to stop us, but then she started sliding. It happened so fast and soon we were all off the porch. Mama thought for sure that I would be hurt, but we were all fine. It was scary! Mama said that we better make good use of the 3 a.m. potty break and we did not disappoint. The porch was still ice covered at 8 a.m., so we went out through the garage. I don't like those steps, but I'm going to have to get used to them during the winter months. Mama went to the store this morning and bought ice melt for the porch. She didn't think Daddy would want her to use it on the porch, but he said he doesn't expect the paint to last any way.
I think it's going to be a long winter!
Oh, guess what? I am now walking on my foot 95 to 98% in the house. I'm doing so good! I'm so glad that adventure on the porch didn't mess me up.
The Greyhound Who Went Slipping And Sliding This Morning
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Today, Mama ordered more ram for her computer and then realized that she ordered the wrong size. She thought she had two expansion slots on her computer, but she doesn't. She had to hurry up and call Dell and ask them to cancel it. It took about a half hour to get it canceled. She had to hold, talk to someone, hold, talk to someone, hold, get transferred to someone else, hold and then talk to another person and then it was canceled. She then had to order the correct size.
This evening, Mama decided to put up a tree in our house. She had been debating it. I don't totally understand why there is a tree in our house with lights on it and ornaments, but Scout says it's what we do at this time of the year. Scout said that our tree looks different than other Christmas trees. I guess the house that they lived in before this one was rustic, so that's why we have a rustic tree. Mama said it's a good starter tree for me because there aren't any low branches. Mama put ornaments on it that look like candy, but there aren't any hooks. She is scared that I might swallow a hook. Why would I do that? I haven't really gotten close to it because Daddy keeps making a noise that I know means "NO".
Here's our tree without a flash so you can see the lights better. The Santa at the bottom is a bank that Mama's brother got when he was born. He's almost 52 years old. He didn't want it, so Mama has it. Every year it was under her family's tree and since she and Daddy have been married, it has been under their tree.
The Greyhound Who Has A Tree In His House
Friday, November 25, 2011
Grandma and Grandpa watched a few of my races that are online. They cheered when I won. They saw the one that ended my career. They were amazed that I finished the race. I came in last, but I finished.
We are headed out to the park today. The rest of the weekend is supposed to be cold and rainy. Today, it will be near 70 and sunny, so we are going to enjoy the weather!
The Greyhound Who Likes The Long Thanksgiving Weekend
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Scout and I are taking a much needed break before Grandma and Grandpa come over. They are bringing dessert. I am not sure what that is, but Scout says it's good!
The Greyhound Who Really Likes Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Greyhound Who Is Doing Much Better
Monday, November 21, 2011
Okay, I just have to say it. Have you seen the size of Joey's tongue? It's huge. Mama should crop it in the photo. It's going to ruin our Christmas cards. Joey said that if his tongue gets cropped, then my tail should be cropped. Yes, I have a long tail, but it's not taking over the entire photo! Boys!
The Greyhound Who Is On Santa's Nice List Unlike Her Brother
Sunday, November 20, 2011
That's right, I asked the big guy if he could bring Joey a clue because he is totally clueless. Just look at him! I probably would have let it go except this morning he stepped on me. I was laying on the floor and he was busy looking everywhere but where his feet were and he stepped on me. Mom warned him to be careful, but he did it anyway. Mama says that he has ADD. His attention span is about 3 seconds.
Anyway, Santa said he didn't know if he could bring Joey a clue, but he would try.
The Greyhound Whose Brother Is Really Clueless
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Greyhound Who Is 6 Today!
Friday, November 18, 2011
She found a coupon for Groupon and so she got it for half price. She found another coupon for Groupon that appears to be active today, if anyone is interested: Groupon The company is PhotoWeavers They have a video on the website that shows you how they make the blankets. The ordering was really easy. The hardest part was picking out the pictures she wanted to use. They tell you if the quality is not high enough and there were a few photos that Mama wanted to use of Jack that she couldn't. I had to have a photo session for my photo because I didn't have any that she liked enough for the blanket. She finally got one of me that she loves. I think I look pretty good on a blanket.
Mama is not getting anything for telling everyone about the blanket. She just likes to share when she finds something she likes and thinks others may also like it. :-)
The Greyhound Who Is Woven Into A Blanket
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I thought today was Saturday. This morning, Daddy was sitting in the recliner using the laptop, so it has to be a Saturday, right? Nope, Mama said it's Thursday. She asked me if I remembered watching Survivor last night. I didn't remember that, but I don't pay much attention to the TV. After she told me it was Thursday, I did my usual horse sound and went to sleep. I was very disappointed. Oh, my horse sound? It's hard to describe, but I blow air through my mouth and I sound kind of like a horse. Scout does it now, too which Mama thinks is really funny. She doesn't know how I taught Scout to do it.
My leg is already returning to his regular size. It had shrunk while it was in a cast and bandage. Mama said she gives me a "C" grade for walking on it. I'm doing better, but I still prefer to three-leg it. We are working on it every day and it is getting stronger.
Mama is getting ready to work three jobs and she had to turn down a fourth one yesterday. Do you believe that? She only has one job that is permanent and the other two are more seasonal although she may be working them every month to stay active with the companies. We just has to wait and see. She discovered yesterday that she shouldn't take on hours after 4 p.m. because Scout and I don't like that. We are ready to play at 4 p.m. She is not allowed to have any background noise and we started whining. She was very happy when her shift ended and so were we. I really hope that she doesn't stress out as much with her training of job number three, like she did with job number two. She was not fun to be around. I really think she should just retire like me. She would be much happier.
The Greyhound Who Prefers Weekends To Week Days
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Greyhound Who Is Going To Meet Santa Soon!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Daddy winterized the RV, so that means no more camping this year. We planned on camping on Thanksgiving weekend, but our plans changed. I'm disappointed, but Mama says we will have fun at home. I'm hoping I will feel better by then and we can visit some parks.
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Like It Getting Dark So Early
Friday, November 11, 2011
My leg has a few sores on it. It looks pretty pink in some areas and we didn't want to take close ups of that. I need to get my nails trimmed as they have gotten long in the past 11 weeks. My leg is quite a bit smaller than the other three. We expected that. Mama didn't know what to expect it to look like though. She says it's a little nasty looking, but not as bad as she had feared.
As soon as I got in the car after getting my bandage off, I started biting my foot. I didn't know what it was. I haven't seen it in so long. It feels so good to have my leg back. I have to work on walking on my foot in the house. I do okay outside, but I still like to three-leg it in the house.
No more socks. No more boot on my leg. I can go out in the rain without fear of getting my leg wet. I can take a bath. No, wait, I don't want to get carried away on the bath thing. I'm sure the vet would say that I shouldn't be getting in a bathtub for a several months.
It's so nice to only have to put my leash on to go outside instead of a sock and a boot. That was such a pain. Mama and Daddy both got aggravated with me because I didn't want to stand still and I would go around in circles and they would have to catch me and hold on to me.
I'm very tired this morning. The vet gave me some pain meds to take for a few days. He said it will help keep me quiet while I adjust to not having any protection on my leg. Mama said she would like to stock up on those drugs for the days that I'm a little to wild. I don't know what she is talking about. ;-)
The Greyhound Who Is As Naked As The Day He Was Born
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Greyhound Who Is Ready To Be Naked!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Mama is not sure she will be able to get a good photo of us together for our Christmas photo. She took a few practice shots yesterday and these were the results.
Mama has been debating buying a new Christmas tree. She donated our old one last year when we moved. She found one she likes at the store and has been thinking about buying it. However, she is worried that Joey will mark it. He's been really good, but we haven't had a tree in our house. Someone threw an artificial wreath in the field next to our house and Joey loves to "mark" it. It's really making her wonder if she should chance a tree this year. Mama is really the only one who cares about a tree and decorations. I think they are just clutter and I bet Joey will think everything is a toy.
The Greyhound Who Hopes She Doesn't Have To Wear Antlers For Her Photo
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Yep, a tractor ran over it.
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Like The Tractor Being Parked Next To His House
Monday, November 7, 2011
We had a fun day yesterday. We went to a state park that I hadn't been to before. Well, no one could remember for sure if I had been there, but Mama said I hadn't. Scout and Daddy thought I had. I couldn't remember. Daddy says I'm clueless most of the time. I'm not sure what he means by that. Anyway, we walked around the campsites and looked at all the lucky people that were camping. We talked to the host and then we came home and slept. We watched a football game that was really good until the end but then the Rams lost in overtime. Mama screamed at the TV and then left the room. We thought we might be on a winning streak, but we were wrong.
There was just a break in the rain, so we rushed outside as fast as we could and did our business. We should be fine until this afternoon That's a relief!
The Greyhound Who Plans On Sleeping Away A Rainy Day
Sunday, November 6, 2011
It's me, Joey, telling you how this thing called Murphy's Law struck our house on Friday. Mama applied for a second job a few weeks ago. She had to take two classes and do a lot of homework and studying. She has been so stressed about it especially since Daddy kept asking her about it. It's not a job that will replace her other job. It's just a second job that is really just a seasonal, part-time job, so why worry right? Well, she didn't want to fail again after taking a second job over the summer and absolutely hating it. She worked really hard to get it and then found that it involved a lot of upselling which she hated doing. She didn't like customers yelling at her because she pushed products on them and she didn't like trying to talk people into buying more things that they probably couldn't afford. She doesn't like when people try to do that to her. She really hates sales.
She scheduled the second and final class for Friday morning. She scheduled a time when she knew that Scout and I would be napping and not making any noise. It's not that we are noisy anyway, but she wanted to be sure because this job requires no background noise AT ALL. If you get caught with background noise of any kind you are suspended. Well, Friday morning I woke Mama up at 4 a.m. because I had the "Big D". Mama thought everything was okay, but took me out at 9 a.m. again to be sure I would be settled down before her class. She should have let me sleep. I couldn't settle down and I kept running through the kitchen. My nails were going click, click, click. I would then come in Mama's office and whine, whine, whine, huff, huff, huff and then run back in the kitchen and click, click, click. I did this through Mama's entire class and verbal test. She thought for sure she would get in trouble. She kept muting her phone. The instructor kept asking her questions, so there were many chances for her to get caught. She almost just hung up the phone a few times, but she didn't. Finally, two and half hours later, she was told she passed and could hang up the phone. She hurried and put my boot on me and we ran outside and I did my business and then I was happy. We came back in and I promptly slept the rest of the day. That's the story of how Murphy's Law struck our house.
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Like Murphy's Law
Thursday, November 3, 2011
This past weekend, the park was almost full. We stayed until Monday, so we watched everyone leave on Sunday. It's really strange to see a park go from being full to empty. Sunday night, it was just us and a pop-up at the campground. Mama took pictures of the empty park as we were leaving. It was sad saying good-bye to the park.
We followed Daddy home instead of riding in the motor home because Daddy was concerned about the brake that the cars uses when it is towed. We were only about 40 minutes from home, so it wasn't a big deal to ride in the Jeep.
The Greyhound Who Likes Camping As Much As His Big Brother Jack did