Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Our weather is supposed to be good all week, so I plan on spending as much time as possible outside.
The Greyhound Who Has Outdoor Toys
Monday, February 27, 2012
Yesterday, I was tired from my vet visit. They took an x-ray and then they took blood and did an EKG to make sure I was ready for surgery. I didn't realize how tiring it was until the next day. However, when Daddy asked if we wanted to go to the park, I was ready. He said I could jump in the Jeep myself, so that was cool. We went to the state park near our house. We walked in the woods which is my favorite thing to do. We didn't walk as far as we had on Monday, but it was enough. My vet was impressed that I walked a mile on Monday and it didn't bother me. After our walk, we drove through the park and looked for other dogs and deer. We only saw one dog. Mama kept telling me what a good boy I was in the Jeep. I didn't whine like I normally do. After we got home, everyone but Mama took naps. At dinner time, Mama said she had a coupon for a free pizza and asked if we wanted to go with her to get it. OH BOY! TWO RIDES IN ONE DAY! I was a good boy again and didn't whine. Mama commented that I seemed to have changed in the last week. I've become more loving, a little calmer and I was riding better in the Jeep. Am I growing up? Maybe, maybe not. LOL Mama said she hopes I continue being this good. I'm not saying what is going on because I have to keep her guessing.
This morning, I am still tired, but that's normal for a Monday. I look for rabbits whenever I go outside. How do you like my stand? Mama liked that my tail was up somewhat like a Pointer. I had been sitting in the yard, but stood up when Mama pointed the camera at me. Those darn bunnies drive me crazy!
The Greyhound Who Is Going To Teach Those Bunnies A Lesson Soon
Saturday, February 25, 2012
There is a concern that she never thought about and that is that there could be an infection living under the plate and when the plate is removed, it could run wild. The vet will send off a bacterial culture right away and hopefully it comes back okay. Yep, something else for Mama to worry about.
The surgery is set for March 13th. I will spend one night in the hospital. I will come home with staples and they will come out in 10-14 days. Oh, I will also be shaved in several places again. They are going to give me an epidural so a spot on my back with be shaved this time. I'm going to look like a patchwork quilt again.
I am no longer on any restrictions! However, that ends on March 13th when I get to start all over again. It won't be as bad as last time though. I don't think I'm going to do any real running until I'm all healed. My leg hurts when I have taken off in the house and it's just not worth it. I am able to get in and out of the Jeep on my own now, so that's really cool. That, of course, will end when I have my surgery.
Remember how I looked when I came home from the hospital in September. I looked pretty sad back then. This surgery will not be as bad, but I'm still going to be shaved again. Yikes!
The Greyhound Who Is Going To Be Plateless Soon
We showed Daddy our rooing video. He thought it was cute until we starting rooing live. He turned off our video and told us to be quiet. I told you he was the fun police. We are still happy that he is home though.
Today is my check up with the vet. I am ready to go now, but my appointment is not until this afternoon. I think we should go to the park, but Mama said it is too windy and cold today. It's going to be 45 later today, but tomorrow it will be 60. In a normal winter, we would be excited about 45 degrees, but we are spoiled this year. Our daffodils have already bloomed.
I guess that is about it for day. I'm just counting the minutes until I get to see my friends at the doctor's office.
The Greyhound Who Is Whining Because He Wants To Go To The Doctor Now
Friday, February 24, 2012
Can you believe that yesterday it was 69 degrees and sunny here and today it's very, very windy and there are snowflakes in the air? It's true. There will be no laying out on the deck today.
Mama recorded us rooing. Scout really barks more than roos. Mama said my rooing skills have improved. We first rooed to a YouTube video and then we rooed to our own video.
Rooing to our own video.
We normally get more wound up than this. I normally get off my bed and dance around, but I was tired. Hope your greyhounds are rooing along with us.
The Greyhound Who Likes To Roo, But It Is Very Tiring
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Since we really don't have much to report to you today, we thought we would show you our St. Pat's Day collars. I didn't feel like sitting up for the photos, so Scout is our main model today.
The material has shamrocks over a rainbow with sparkles. Mama fell in love with the material, but then didn't know if it was manly enough for me. She decided I could pull it off. She put a liner on the underside of the collar because the material is a little rough.
The Greyhound Who Is Ready For St. Pat's Day
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Today, I am hanging out on the deck. It's pretty windy. The temperature is about 50 and the sun is popping in and out. I wish the wind would calm down.
The Greyhound Who Wishes It Was The Weekend
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Greyhound Who Enjoyed Having Company Even If They Didn't Like Him
Friday, February 17, 2012
Mama is still unemployed. That's not a big surprise. It's only been a week. Mama received an email from the company today saying that the system would be open on Monday for anyone who wants to work. Mama emailed them and told them that she was told that everyone was let go. Apparently, there are still people working. Mama said she should have accidentally sent an email to the entire company to let all the others that still have a job know that their jobs would be ending soon, but she didn't. She did email the person who sent it and that person said she would take her off the email list. Mama wanted to say something rude, but she just let it go. Mama received another email saying that first email was recalled. I'm not sure what good recalling an email does. The damage has already been done. I guess other people who were let go were not happy to know that other people are still working either.
Mama made us two new collars yesterday. I have a pirate collar and Scout has a purple collar. Today, she cleaned up the junk room and found the collars that she lost. She has looked for those collars for months. She also found a missing glove. It was a very productive day. LOL
We are having company on Sunday. It's the Grandparents who think we should live outside. That's all I will say about that today. Our other Grandparents are headed to Florida tomorrow.
The Greyhound Who Is Happy To See The Sun Again
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I have an appointment to see the vet on the 25th. He is going to check out my foot and determine if the plate is ready to come out. Mama warned me that I may need to keep it in longer. I'm excited about seeing all my friends at the vet's office.
The snow is all gone and now we have mud. I think the weather will be nice enough to go to the park this weekend. We haven't been to the park for two weeks and I really need to get out and see some new scenery!
The Greyhound Who Is Getting Cabin Fever
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I don't think I like Mama being unemployed. I think we worked harder than on a work day. First, we had to look for and apply for jobs. Boring! Then, we started cleaning. We organized the linen closet. Then we washed all the kitchen cabinets and mopped the kitchen floor. We did some laundry and straightened up the house. Mama says that if she is not working, we at least need to have a clean house. It was a long day!
It snowed yesterday. I enjoyed being in it.
The Greyhound Who Wishes Everyone A Happy Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Mama and Daddy are doing much better. We all actually slept through the entire night last night. We haven't done that in over a week. Daddy was still not feeling normal yesterday, but sleeping through the night is a good sign.
Well, folks, my Mama is now unemployed. Yep, the company called her at 3 p.m. Friday to tell her that they were no longer using contractors effective immediately. She knew it was coming because it was hard to get work this past week, but she really thought they would string her along for a few more weeks. She was shocked that they actually called her. She expected to just get an email from them. She is sad. She has not been completely unemployed since she was a teenager. Mama said we will need to cut back a little, but we will be fine. Her job really didn't pay much. We got a bully stick order yesterday and I think that is it until Mama finds a new job.
The Greyhound Who Is Getting Good At Removing Tags
Friday, February 10, 2012
The Greyhound Who Might Be Trading His Spots For Stripes - Yikes!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Last night, I finally had the living room to myself. It's been a slumber party all week long and the first two nights, I just left and went to the office. Who can sleep with the humans making all sorts of noises?
Mama said she is going to disinfect the house today. I'm not sure if it does any good since they have both been sick, but it makes her feel better.
We hope we have some more interesting posts in the near future. Mama said giving details about this week would just be giving out way too much information and might turn off a number of our readers. LOL
The Greyhound Who Is Happy That His Mama Is Off The Couch
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
We wanted to have a fun time watching the Super Bowl, but it just didn't happen this year. We are going to try and catch up on our blog reading later today.
The Greyhound Who Wouldn't Get Near Mama For Two Days
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Well, the next day, another bee chased me. I ran into the house and hid. I stayed in for a while after that. I can't believe bees are already out. Mama said if bees are out, snakes could be out. Yikes!
Mama found out some surprising news yesterday. As you may know, Mama works from home. She has worked from home for 16 years. The first ten years she had a great paying job and she even had her own business for 14 years. The past six years have been tough. The great paying job went away and the economy caused her business to close. Six years ago she started working for company "A". She worked for them for a little over a year and they sent the job to India. She immediately started working for company "B". It's the exact same job except the pay is not good. Mama loves the work though and the hours are very flexible. Well, she found out yesterday that company "A" has purchased company "B". ::::sigh::: That can't be good. She figures it's just a matter of time before her job ends. Remember back in November, she had three jobs. Well, one job ended and they are still processing her paperwork on the other one. Maybe the other one will start when her current one ends? Mama says life is full of changes and we just need to go with it. At least she will be not loosing a big salary this time.
Mama was happy to hear that other people have seen the type of collar that she made Scout. She made me one and Daddy said it definitely pulls tighter on me when I pull. He said that's a good thing. I'm not so sure about that. She purchased more hardware, so it looks like more collars are headed our way.
The Greyhound Who Won The Battle With A Bee
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
(Yes, I do have a leash on. It's just not showing up in these photos.)
If you are interested in making your own collars, here is the place that Mama orders her hardware from. Martingale Collars You can order a kit to get you started. That's what Mama did. Mama doesn't get a commission or anything if you order. She just thought some of you would be interested in making your own collars.
The Greyhound Who Is Ready For February