Friday, July 18, 2014

AS PER A REQUEST FROM DIZZY DICK.........'s been 3 months and 13 days since I last blogged.........and.........I guess people are wondering....worrying....watching.   Where to start?

First, Dad is about the same.  He is mowing his yard, but, cleaning the mower is a chore.  His neighbor was over yesterday and in a flash was down on the floor and cleaning it out.  He has such good neighbors.  Dad turned 96 a couple of Sundays ago and all of his neighbors threw an ice cream and cake party.  He was really surprised and pleased.  They all look out for him.

Critters are all  Had an issue with Coco in June.  Was getting ready to comb her out and noticed a grease spot on her left side.  Got a gob of wet paper towels and started to wipe only to find it was blood and a hole the size of a quarter opened up.  Got her to the vet who immediately started poking and pushing and another hole opened up.  She then said it looked like a dog bite to her. 
Which meant Daisy.  They do freak out when anyone, especially Amish, goes by.  Being in the house and no way to relieve the aggression and turn on each other.  They did just that 3 days later when I installed a new fire/smoke/co2 alarm.  So, Coco was stitched up and sent home that night with meds and the 'collar of shame'.  Hair's growing back, scars almost hidden.  June also found me saving a kitten out of my maple tree.   He is grey with white socks and belly all the way up under his chin.  Named him Dexter.
Then, Archie started screaming one night.  Got him to the vet and she determined it was a pinched nerve or maybe be muscular.  Gave him a shot, sent home with meds.  Had to buy a harness and stop using a lead on the collar.  He's doing much better.  Told them all that the 'vet account budget' is tapped out
Storms about every week.  Some up close and personal.  Corn is looking good.  Haven't been doing much to the house.  Trying to keep the weeds out of the flower beds. 
Having breakfast with the usual gang on Fridays, but, haven't been meeting the girls for supper like before.  My day is split between this place, these guys, and, going over to dad's until 4, 5 sometimes 6, depending on what he is into.  Just too tired to go out for supper. 
So, there you have it.  Sorry for not posting in a while.  Hope all who read this humble blog are well and having a good summer.  Will try to post more often.


Dizzy-Dick said...

Thanks for the update and I am glad that your Dad is doing well and that he has such great neighbors who help him out. Glad Archie is ding well after being in pain. I remember pictures of Archie in his blue jeans. Don't be a stranger to the blogging world. There are some out here who care and get worried when there is no post for long periods of time. Welcome back (grin).

SHARON said...

Awww, thanks Dizzy. I just need to sit down and find the time to blog.

Anonymous said...

So good to know you are well and good and your Dad is well and good..The doggies and the new kitty cat keep you busy and your vet well let's just say in business well..hoping you can get some time just for yourself and to see your friends for a dinner or two, summer is going fast, take care and ciao!

HermitJim said...

I'm glad to see you back on the air again! We was a-missing ya!

SHARON said...

To Anon and Hermit Jim...thanks guys! It's nice to feel wanted.