Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Greyhound Who Can Hold Her Own Next To The Big Boys
Monday, January 30, 2012
We are tired this morning! We went to the park yesterday and I think it was more of a short hike than a walk. We walked through mud, water, tall brush and we climbed over trees. I kept thinking that this must be what the hikes are like for my sister, Bunny. I didn't know that you could go off the trail. I thought you had to stay on it, but we there was a huge tree blocking the road and we had to go around it. It was fun. The trail ended at a cemetery that was started in the 1800's. It's where the founders of the town are buried. Their family gave the land to the state and that's why it is a state park now.
We came home and slept.
Then we watched the sun set.
Then we chewed some bully sticks.
Okay, so do you want to hear the funny about Mama. Scout said I should tell everyone. I'm not sure why she wants me to do it and not her. Do you think she is trying to get me in trouble? She's actually smarter than she lets on. Anyway, I'll go for it. Mama hurt her back on Thursday. She wasn't having the normal spasms that she has when it acts up, so that was good. However, on Saturday, her legs were really, really hurting. She said her legs had never hurt that much before. It was really hard to walk with a back that hurt and now her legs hurt, too. She thought maybe her legs were hurting because she was walking funny. See, when her back hurts, she can't stand up straight and she kind of tilts to the left. Saturday night, a light bulb went off in her head. She was really embarrassed when she realized why her legs were hurting. Are you ready for it? Her legs were hurting because she had been told to stretch her back out by laying on the floor and lifting her knees to her chest. She did that several times on Friday. Well, Mama is so out of shape that her legs were just sore from exercising. ROFL Her legs were okay on Sunday. Silly Mama! Her back is better. It's still sore, but she can walk pretty normal now. She can almost turn over in bed without too much trouble. I think she will be all better in another day or two. She thinks her back problems stem from a car accident she was in when she was 12. She hit the windshield and broke it. That was before you had to wear a seat belt. That car didn't even have seat belts! Can you imagine? Well, she hurt her neck in the accident. About ten years later, she remembers her back going out and since then, she has had trouble She tries not to lift anything heavy, but sometimes it just goes out.
It's going to be a beautiful day here. I am going to spend the day on the deck.
The Greyhound Who Has A Funny Mama
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Mama's back has been hurting since Thursday. She lifted up a bag of salt and that's all it took for it to act up. Scout says it doesn't take much for her back to get messed up. You should have seen how funny she was walking yesterday. She said it's feeling better today, so we might be able to go to the park. We are just waiting for the final word on that.
Here we are waiting.
The Greyhound Who Loves The Weekends
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Mama said I pushed her buttons yesterday because I wanted to be out in the rain ALL DAY. Honestly, I don't know why I can't just stay outside. It's a lot more fun than being in the house.
The Greyhound Who Likes A Rainy Day And A Rainy Night
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
We were asked how my leg is doing. It's not as good as Mama hoped it would be, but we are still hoping it will get better. We are hoping that once the plate and screws come out that I will feel better. I took off running in the house right before Christmas and that hurt. Little red dots showed up along my scar, so we think that was from the screws. I limped for quite a while after that and Mama put me back on full doses of my medication. I'm better now and normally just take a half of a pill a day, but some days I need a full pill. I'm stiff when I first get up, but I think that is just normal for me. My foot doesn't really place correctly when I stand, but that could be from my bones being fused together. I don't always put full weight on my foot. The cold weather bothers my foot because that plate gets cold in my foot. I'm supposed to be able to run in another month, but after my house run in December, Mama doesn't think I will be able to run until the plate comes out because of those screws. I will have to have a surgery to get the plate out, so that's a little scary, but in the long run, it seems like it will be for the best. Don't get me wrong, I really don't feel bad. The pain medication works. Mama just didn't think I would still need it. I hope this doesn't sound like we are down about my leg, because we are not. We are just hoping that it improves after the plate comes out and if it doesn't, well, I may just have to take medication when necessary. It's definitely better than it was six months ago.
This is how I spent my six month anniversary.
Daddy is out of town this week. Mama said we are not driving her too crazy this week. The last time he was out of town, we really pushed her buttons. LOL
The Greyhound Who Is Very Happy But Will Be Happier When His Daddy Is Back Home
Monday, January 23, 2012
I don't think we are doing anything to celebrate. Daddy is in Los Angeles this week. I wanted to go, but he said I wouldn't pass for luggage. Mama said we can break open the big dog sampler pack that we got from Best Bully Sticks last week tonight to keep us entertained since we really miss Daddy when he is away.
We did go to the park yesterday. We saw deer and I got really excited over them. They were shaking their white tails at me. They reminded me of bunnies with their white tails. We walked in two different area of the park, so that was really fun. The new area had all sorts of new smells and Scout and I could have stayed there all day. We hope the weather remains good so we can go back next week.
The Greyhound Who Has Been Home For 6 Months
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Yesterday, Mama and Daddy brought home a fireplace. It's actually for the motor home, but we are going to use it until we are ready to go camping. Daddy has been talking about getting one for the motor home for a while and Mama didn't pay much attention until they went to the RV show last week. She loved how they looked in the RV's. We have the perfect spot for it in the motor home. We will use it instead of our space heater. It's electric.
Here it is in our house.
Remember the blanket that Mama got for Christmas? It's behind me in these pictures.
Mama received a coupon code the other day and wanted to pass it on.
Offer good for our Large Woven Photo Blanket (71" x 53")
Discount Expires 2/20/12 12:59 PM EST
Normal price is: $128.00 Price after discount is applied: $76.80
Hope everyone has a nice "Fun Day"!
The Greyhound Who Is Headed To The Park
Friday, January 20, 2012
Last week, there was snow on the ground. Scout was outside in the enclosure and she was barking. Daddy was outside watching her and Mama asked who was barking because we are not allowed to bark. Daddy said it was Scout and Mama was amazed that Daddy was allowing her to bark because he really does not like us to bark. He said she was barking at the rabbit. Daddy then did something really amazing. He took some snow and made a snowball and then he threw it at the bunny and hit it. LOL That bunny didn't know what had happened. The bunny ran into our shed. Mama was amazed because Daddy was on the deck and it is a pretty good distance to the bunny.
The Greyhound Who Is Plotting A Way To Get The Bunny
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Our four day weekend has come to an end. We had fun. We didn't do a whole lot, but we were with both Mama and Daddy and that's always fun, well, almost always. We did go to the park on Sunday. We didn't walk as much as we did the week before because Mama felt I overdid it. We only did one lap around the campground this time. I wanted to do more and even Scout wanted to walk more, but Mama said NO. We drove around and saw all the other dogs that were walking. I whined, of course. I always whine when I see other dogs. Heck, I whine whenever I ride in the car. I drive Mama crazy with my whining. I drive Daddy crazy with my drool. I have a tendency to shake my head and drool flies in the car. He is not amused.
Any tips to help me stop whining?
The Greyhound Who Likes Four Day Weekends
Friday, January 13, 2012
I drove Mama nuts with wanting to go outside. She said "Joey, I don't think you are a greyhound. You are not supposed to like the cold weather. You are not supposed to want to play for more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time. Are you sure you don't have a zipper on you that will expose another breed of dog? Mama says I'm crazy, but I think she is crazy. What dog has a zipper? So, I spent the day whining because I wanted to go outside and sit in the snow. Mama gave in more than not, but she says that is going to change. She was nervous each time I went out, but I was good and just walked around and sat in the snow. Daddy doesn't believe I was a pain because when he came home I went to sleep for the night.
Daddy is off work until Tuesday! That means Mama is off, too! We have a four day weekend! They are going to the RV show later today. Scout says they go every year. Daddy likes to look at the new models and dream and Mama likes to look at the gadgets and maybe attend a cooking show. We will be camping in just a few months!
The Greyhound Who Likes Snow
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Mama is very nervous about me going outside. She is so scared that I'm going to get hurt. Are all Mama's nervous like that? I've been good and haven't gotten too crazy with the snow. I've done a couple of dances in it, but no zoomies. I actually sat in the snow for a while. It was cool on my bottom. The cold and snow does bother my foot. Mama says the Greyhound Expressway will be used on a limited basis today. It's very cold here and the wind is going to get strong later in the day.
The Greyhound Who Would Love To Be Able To Play In The Snow
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
JANSAVE10. It's for 10% off. It expires on Friday. It's not the best savings, but I think the most they ever offer is a 15% off coupon and that only comes once a year.
The Greyhound Who Is Waiting Impatiently For Bully Sticks
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I think today will be just a regular day and I hope I can catch up on the sleep that I didn't get to catch up on yesterday as planned.
The Greyhound Who Knows How To Entertain The Ladies
Monday, January 9, 2012
Saturday night, Grandma and Grandpa came over and got to see our Greyhound Expressway. Grandpa had helped build it, but he didn't see the official sign until Saturday night. He thought it was pretty cool.
Yesterday, we just hung out. I was tired.
The Greyhound Who Is Going To Relax Today
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Greyhound Who Wonders If All Brothers Are Silly
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Greyhound Who Has His Own Expressway To The Yard
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
If I had my way, I would be outside a lot more than I am. I was outside yesterday and it was 24 degrees. I just laid in the sun.
This morning, there was a bunny in the enclosure. I swear those bunnies are bold.
Do you know what? Dr. Bone, a doctor from the hospital that fixed my leg, was on TV last night. He was on My First Place on HGTV. They showed the hospital. I thought for sure that I would be shown since I was there so much, but it was taped before I even came to St. Louis. We thought it was pretty neat to see him on TV. He is one of the people that signed my cast!
The Greyhound Who Loves Being Outside