Monday, September 07, 2009

Pictures, ok, just pictures

Some summer pictures. Brando, Cody, My new outfit and hat. Then the group of us who went to the Ren fest in Battle creek called Silver leaf.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Finally, we did it.
After a year of talking about it, we put a fence up for the dogs.
Now, we only had Brando last year, so it wasn't that big of a deal. He did very well on the cable run out for part of the yard, but that does not work with two dogs.
Especially since Cody does not do well with a collar on. He scratches and scratches until he gets his neck all infected.

The good news is that it didn't cost as much as we feared. Although we had to get a building permit from the city, then we had to get dog licenses for the county. BTW - Oakland county people have to license their dogs. I don't remember us having to do that in Monroe?? Anyone else???
So, we have a big gate on the side by the garage and a little gate on the other side, just to get the lawn mower between the house, the old fence and the tree.
Yeah, the blue spruce out back is soooo big that you cant get around it anymore. I don't know if we should trim the branches on the side by the fence. I never tried trimming anything that big.

Anyway, the dogs are pretty happy, we now leave the door to the neighbors open. Maggie comes flying over here and Cody goes flying over there. More room to run and chase things.
Just want to get a big twisty or fake lock thing to put on the big fence. Don't want any of the neighborhood kids to just walk through the yard any more. I feel bad, between us and Risners we have throughly blocked the fast pass from one side of the sub to the school.

Off to cut the grass.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Start your summer off right.

What better way to start your summer off than to go camping and bring home a new dog?
The camp ground and the rescue center share space.  The dogs kept the woodland friends you would rather not meet off the property.  No skunks in our world.
Cody is a Fawn Boxer who I think is too thin.  He ran with at least 50 loose dogs and had to probably fight for his food.  I should fatten him up in a couple weeks. 
We are off to the vet today to make sure we got all the bugs out of his ears.  I have a feeling we didn't.

I know, I have to take pictures with Brando.  Yes, they get along very well.  Cody is soooo very laid back that Brando really can't find anything to complain about, except for Cody sitting on me.
It took us two days to get home from Missouri, in the middle of no where.  He seems comfortable here and happy.  He has not met the pigs yet.  I already know he chases squirrels.

Come meet him soon.  He may be going to work with me this week.  I need to check for permission first.  I have some editing to do at school.

Have a great day,  my first real day of vacation at home begins today...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

End of the school year

As you would guess I have a gazillion things to do in the next week & a 1/2.

Graduation, and a Musical  plus giving finals - editing programs and making copies for parents.

I have become the stopping ground for a large group of students.
My hour off is not even for me anymore.

oh well,

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


If you can believe it -  I am in a Play.

I am really in only one short scene.  We are doing it on Friday April 24, 2009.
Probably between 6 and 7 pm at the Barnes and Noble in Ann Arbor.

3235 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI  48104

I'll post again when I get the time.
Just thought I would remind people.

It is some different pieces of Shakespeare.  I'm Emilia in Othello.

Come down and watch me embarrass myself.

What Spring Break???

So, life was weird this spring break..

It was very productive, but a little overwhelming.  I was losing it by Saturday when I realized I had NOTHING done for school.  I owe a lot of stuff to the main office and still nothing is done.

But my Bedroom and my Bathroom look AWESOME.  
Thanks Mom,  and thanks Aunt Shirley.

CLick to take a look.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Fiona issuses

It Seems that Fiona has a bit of a problem.
Someone bit her. I would guess it happned in the last week. I don't remember anything last week, when I weighed her last.
I felt the bump today when I picked her up to torment her. ;)

So, I have started treatment like we did for Lenny.
I found Antibiotics, and some metacam for the fact that I was squeezing stuff out of it. This one is still a little juicy - unlike Lenny when it was a big hard mass.

I will be calling Dr. G in the morning. Need to get the right amounts for meds. She is still a big girl. 1200 grams.

It figures.. I also need some meds for Winslow. The last doxy was really weird and I stopped giving it to him. The consistency was way off. I did some nose drops today and he is a bit better.
Have to get him again in the morning.
Ah the morning medicating again. ahhhhhhh now plus Hot compress on Fiona. She was really good for me today. I think she was happy that I found it.
good night and here to hoping the Spartans win!!!
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rough day

Worst St. Patrick's day ever.

Nothing to do with Beer.

Tuck Guinea Pig died this morning at the vet office.
I found her with very goobery eyes at 5am and called as soon as they were open.
Tom stayed home and took 3 guineas to the vet's.
She made it to the office and got a look over and the vet said she was in bad shape.
He then looked at Winslow and Sammie - as I was worried they might also be sick. As everyone lives in the same cage.
When they went to get Tuck back out of her carrier, they found her dead.

Dr. G is going to see if he can figure out anything. We want to make sure it wasn't horrible contagious. If I need to I'll get antibiotics for everyone tomorrow. I feel terrible. We have only had her for a little over 2 months.
I am worried for my other piggies.

Hope you had a better holiday. Maybe I'll go look for a beer.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009



We return and work is kicking my butt.
Tom reminded me that I haven't put up any vegas pictures yet.
So, here is the link to the batch.

Firemen for Hillary.
Shots from the Eifell tower, very cool view.
The contruction tunnel we had to walk through too much.
Our favorite casino's and the Spice Buffet, still one of the best on the strip and only $28.
We took a trip to the old part of town and took pictures and gambled. I found my favorite game Flip-Flop at the Fiztgerald casino and saw a piece of the Blarney stone. They claim it is real, I'm not so certain.
Yeah, I should have taken a picture of that.

Yes, I did take a bunch of pictures from the bus. The double decker that takes you from the strip to downtown and to the shopping mall. Must remember to get the 3 day pass next time we are in town. Totally worth it. IF you get tired, just hop the bus.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Tuck meeting the others.

Here is the link to the many pictures that were taken during the introductions down today.
I think it went well.

Tuck Pig intro to everyone else.

Introducing Tuck to the rest of the pigs. They seemed to do ok. As far as we know Tuck has lived alone for years, so this is so very new to her. I just checked on them and everyone has basically gone for a nap.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Tuck photos and a Movie

Hopefully I'll get the stuff up before the Blogger outage today.
I took a few pictures of Tuck.
I also took a short video. Hope you can see it.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Busy January

Oh yes.
Here is the New (to us) snowblower.  The guy used it once, got hurt and his wife told him to get rid of it.
Needless to say it is plenty big for us and sure is good in the TON of snow we got.  So far it is great.
Here is the New Guinea pig...   Her name is Tuck.
She'll be in Quarantine for a few weeks.
She is sooo cute, and a little cuddly.  She even knows how to get hay out of the wheel thing.  I'll put more in a little later and try to get her to use her foot.  It is so very cute.