Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This Morning

This is the first thing I woke up to this morning:  Walter asleep on his back on the sofa.  Can you see why there's hardly any room on the sofa for me or my husband?

And here's the second thing I woke up to:  flamingoes on my lawn.  There was a note taped to the front door announcing we'd been flocked!  It's a fundraiser for a youth group.  I love these flamingoes so much I would have them on my lawn year round.  There are 50 flamingoes, in three different sizes.

The third thing that happened this morning is that I got scheduled for knee surgery - again.  The doctor said the meniscus in both knees was shredded.

It's been an eventful day so far.  I think I'm going to relax now!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Walter's Weight

I brought Walter to the vet just to use the scale to find out how much Walter weighs.  He's 52 pounds now.  He was 29 pounds when we first adopted him in January.  The vet technician said she didn't think Walter would get any bigger, now that he's almost a year old.  He'll be one year old next month.  Then I can register him as a visiting pet, and we can start the process to have him be an official visiting therapy dog.

In the picture above, Walter looks like he's smoking a cigar, but it's his rawhide roll-up.  It cracks me up when he runs around the house with his "cigar."

I just noticed today what he does when the phone rings.  He's sitting right by my feet when I'm on the computer, and when the phone rings, he gets up and trots in front of me into the other room so I can answer the phone.  He's probably been doing that for a while, but it's just taken me until today to realize it.
He started doing something else that I noticed today.  When Harry, one of our "inside cats," sees the "outside cats" on the patio in the backyard, he lets out an awful scream.  When Walter hears Harry doing that, he runs to the window to see the "outside cats," and he starts raising a ruckus, too.  He barks and whines so much, that it makes you think something terrible is happening in the backyard.  Three of the "outside cats" don't even let Walter's barking and Harry's yowling phase them one bit, but poor Sally goes running for cover when she hears them.  Moneypenny, James Bond, Jr., and Linus just make themselves comfortable on the chaise lounges we have.  They only run when Walter blasts through the back door.  Sometimes they stand their ground, fluffed up like Halloween cats, hissing and growling enough to make Walter pause.  I tell him, "Leave it!" and that makes Walter back off a little bit.  Then he's distracted by whatever else is in the backyard, and he's off and running again.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mash Potatoes & Ice Cream

I came home and found two huge boxes of mashed potatoes on the counter.  I asked my husband what they were for, and he mimed that they were for him.  He also got out, "ice cream," so I went to the freezer and found three gallons of ice cream there.  Yay!! I love ice cream.  He got two gallons of his favorite, Dutch Chocolate, and one gallon of my favorite, Mint Chocolate Chip.  We try to stay away from ice cream because I have no willpower to resist it.  But today Wayne had oral surgery to remove a tooth, so he is on soft foods.  He has an ice pack on his face and gauze packing the space where his tooth was. The up side of all this is ice cream!!!!