Friday, September 17, 2010

The Vet Visit Adventure

I took the dogs to the vet yesterday.  Wow, I had forgotten how difficult taking them in to see the vet could be!!  I definitely could not have handled both dogs without help.  I was glad to have my FIL along for a helping hand since DH had to work. 

Both dogs got good reports overall, thankfully!!  Rebel was due for 2 shots and a nail clipping plus his well dog check.  The good news with him is that the little growth on his lower eye lid isn't especially dangerous and is typically totally benign so we didn't even need to biopsy it!  We will just need to watch to make sure it does not grow or begin to bother him.  Also, Rebel had lost about 16 lbs since his last visit down to 80 pounds and almost a healthy weight for him.  Suzy had also lost a little weight which was good for her as well.  I guess all that cooking for them has helped with their weight as well as the seizure prevention.  Suzy was just due for 1 shot and a nail clipping plus her well dog check.  The good news with her is that her occasional limp should not require surgery unless it progresses to an all the time thing.  The vet thinks that it is a possible ACL injury which isn't great news though. 

Because Suzy was badly abused before we adopted her she went first with Rebel there to help keep her calm.  I muzzled her for the nail clipping more for her safety than anything.  She was so good for it and didn't even paw at the muzzle!  I was so proud of her!

I had my FIL take Suzy out while the vet took care of Rebel as she is very protective of him.  Rebel was a little baby about the nail clipping as expected and whined and acted like he was being killed when he really wasn't at all.  So it was a good decision to have removed Suzy from the equation. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Turned on the Heat :(

Winter has come at least overnights here in Wyoming.  We have had to turn on the heat already!  The turning on of the heat is a sad event for me.  It means that Summer truly is gone and I must face the reality of snow soon to fly.  The season of mourning has begun...

Friday, September 10, 2010


It has frost here more than a few times now.  My poor little garden is definitely worse for wear.  However, everything isn't dead just yet!  We are still enjoying the lettuce at least :) 
Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Anti-Haircut

I went in to town with DH on Friday.  We had plans to go on a date after he got off of work.  The date was fun :)  We ate a late lunch, caught a 4 pm movie (The Expendables), and walked around the farmers market in Laramie.  It was so nice to get to spend some quality time just he and I!

Now you are probably wondering about the title - The Anti-Haircut... Well while I was in town and waiting for DH to get off of work I planned on running a few errands which included going to get my hair cut.  I had a VERY SHORT hair style last winter and had finally grown it out enough to go get a different style.  I did indeed go and get a haircut.  However, you can barely can tell and it still has no style!!  I went to Great Clips which in hindsight that was my error.  I asked for a simple chin length forward bob with an undercut and emphasized that I wanted to be able to pull the front up still.  What I walked out with was a slight trim and some light layers... Ugh!  Nowhere near what I asked for :(  I even let her have a second shot at attempting what I asked for.  I didn't ask for another re-cut for fear of her chopping out a chunk of hair or something.  So now I have to deal with this haircut until I get back into town again.  Hopefully that will be Thursday... Looking on the positive side is that DH said that due to my hair trauma I can get a little something more than just a cut.  Thinking that some highlights or color are in my future :)  Let's just hope that my normal stylist at Smart Style can fix this mess and still give me what I want!