Monday, July 4, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! O~~~

It's been one of those kinds of busy weeks here Mom is currently into her 2nd week of 6 weeks of rehab trying to get her moving better! She is the most unmotivated 92 y.o. they have, in fact she is the only 92 y.o. they have.  She has been in "are we there yet" mode since it began.  Her old Dr was a DR she inherited when her Dr retired.  I never did like this dude...he never spoke to mom he always wanted ME to talk to him...so finally I got Mom a new Dr a lady in her 50-60's she has real interest and her plan is a good solid one...and included 6 weeks of Physical Therapy for her lower extremities to help her get stronger and have more energy. Mom does not think its necessary I DO so she goes, she has been asking me can she stop going I just say NO...sorry this is for your own good..its easy and physically she aces it....Mentally not so much.  I wish the Dr would order a month of Psychotherapy------------------> for ME! HA



SO its July 4th and hot as such!! Happy Independence Day to all of YOU!

I am keeping my sisters Dog for a week while she vacations, and today is Flossie and Annie's birthday so we are celebrating! I found them in Oct of 2008, so counted back 4 months and came up with July 4th as their birthday.  Can't believe its been 8 yrs since these Girlz came into our lives--in fact during that time is when Mom's first hip fracture occurred and she ended up in the hospital getting a new hip while I tried to manage 7 new mouths to feed! Yep to start with it was a litter of 7 pups about 4 months of age who got dropped off in our area...I called the dog shelter they did NADA to help me. SO in the end I found home for 5 of the 7 and the last 2 I just ran out of steam and said they can stay here!!

Flossie is what I call Big Sister, if she was a human she would be a Librarian, this gives you a peek into her personality.  She is a big girl at 66 lbs, but she is so dainty.  She has long hair and so her full name is Flossie Longhair.  Here she is at about 4 mos old these poor pups were left to starve and were so thin...we had taken them in about 2 weeks prior to this photo..now she loves to eat and battles being fat! Last yr she tore her ACL trying to run too fast for  her conditioning, and I decided to NOT do surgery...she has healed very well, she will limp some if she over does it tho...


She is such a joy to have in my life



Her sister is Annie Boo Bear! She is the alpha of the pack which includes Casey as you all know.  I celebrate his birthday on Labor Day since I found him Labor Day weekend in 2014, I have no clue how old he is...

Annie @ 4 months
Annie is the opposite of Flossie she gets more anxious over piddly things like if she doesn't get to follow me somewhere she whines, she  loves to run, play games, and go hiking.  Floss loves to hike also but she always wants to stay on the trail close to me and take frequent breaks...I would say I've neglected these girls getting to go hiking since Floss injured the ACL.  Maybe this will be the fall they get to come on some hikes. 


If Annie was a human she would be be an Explorer, Lewis, Clark & Annie.  She always wants to see whats around the next bend, to chase game, and investigate every scent on the trail.  She has never met a stranger, Floss is not too fond of strangers!  


Look how happy she is to be in the wilderness exploring.  They have never spent one day apart their entire lives...They are best friends and SISTERS through and through...

Happy Birthday Girlz!! 





PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

11 comments:

  1. I'm sure my father would seriously object to physical therapy too. At that age I guess they feel they shouldn't have to do anything they don't want to do. Happy fourth and happy birthday to the girls. They and their siblings are sure lucky to have found you.

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    1. Yep I for (two) will be happy when Mom's PT is over so she will stop asking me when she has to go again, she is wearing me down.
      I don't know who is luckier; me or the girlz, they sure have brought me some wonderful times!

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  2. Happy Birthday Girlz, such beautiful coats they have which means they are well cared for. I love the last shot of them and the water falls.
    I hope the PT works for your Mom. My dad was so strong almost all the way to the end. He was not happy to slow down one bit. Hange in there my friend.

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    1. Thank You Jo, She is already walking with more confidence, I want my Mom to make the Century Mark!

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  3. you know that if your mom is the only 92 year old at Rehab she is also the MOST motivated 92 year old they have! (I always like to look on the positive side of things.) Hope it goes well for her -- everybody i know hates PT, but most are glad they went when it is over.

    Happy BD to the beautiful dogs -- you certainly did a wonderful job rehabilitating THEM!! They are so happy and healthy looking.

    Thank you for the help IDing the Western Kingbird -- i fixed my post and credited you!

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    1. aww, so it was a King Bird, I thought so having seen soooo many when I am out and about in CO with my sister and in Oklahoma, they are on every wire! My Mom loves the one hr while she is there working with the trainer....it's the Knowing she has to be somewhere at a particular time that makes it hard..and to make the whole thing even more interesting I have been called for Jury Duty! I hope the judge will have mercy on me...this is a hard week, Im keeping Maggie and she is one of those intense afraid of most everything type dogs she spends more time trying to hide in the corner than any dog I've ever seen, (she hates storms, fireworks, any clouds, airplanes, wind, the dark) so keeping her 10 days is a challenge, got Mom to help on a daily basis, the PT appointments 2 times a week, and now Jury Duty tomorrow!! All in one week>>>I'm ready to join Maggie in the corner.

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  4. Such beautiful dogs. THE very best friends any man or woman could have.
    Here's to many more birthdays.

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    1. Thank you for those kind words Keith...I do consider them my best friends!

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  5. I feel its so important to keep active, but then I'm not 92. In our cycle club the oldest is 86 and he is a fantastic role model and still no slouch on the bike either, still very capable of putting the miles in. You have wonderful dogs, Flossie and Annie look like Labrador Retrievers to me, and they usually have nice temperaments. I wouldn't fancy your pet food and vets bills though! I would love a dog again but it would be difficult to fit in with our lifestyle.

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    1. It certainly can get expensive! I take my dogs to the mobile vet for their vaccinations, and Mom and I split their expenses, because we both get to share the love..:o) 86 and still cycling! That is wonderful!!

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  6. Sweetie pups! Happy birthday to them. You are up to all sorts of goodness and a visit with more family....awesome. I hope your damaging storms are over for a bit. Send the rain our way! We are in desparate need though it eventually has to come, right? :) Happy 4th to you!

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