Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday

Binny was wearing a short sleeve shirt and got cold, so she put on her puffy, down vest. Very logical, this child.


And like her daddy, when the temperature drops below freezing, she wears a hat on her head all day, even in the house.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Flash And His Cone

Poor Flashy was so excited Friday morning when I hooked up the leash to his collar and escorted him out to the car. He loves to ride in the car. Most times when he goes for a ride in the car, we go somewhere fun, like ice skating over at Grandpa's. Not this time though.

Even when I put him on the scale at the vet's office, he let out a little excited pee as the vet tech rubbed his head and told him how cute he is. He had no idea what he was in for, but in the end it's all for his own good.

He was neutered (ouch) and had all 4 dewclaws (thumbs) removed (quadruple ouch). The dewclaws were optional but since we live out in the country (read: lots of things to get into) and since he's a very active dog, we decided to have it done so they don't become a problem in the future. Dogs with dewclaws can get them caught and injured and while many dogs have the dewclaws clipped off in the first few days of life, our mutt didn't have that service being born in a calf barn and all with very little human intervention until we picked him up and brought him home with us. So Friday was the day.

Friday afternoon when I brought him home he was groggy and confused and not happy about having a giant cone around his head but after he slept off the anesthesia, he started to perk up. The vet was concerned that he'd be in a lot of pain the first few days but since we've been keeping up with his medication, he's been fine. He'd like to be running around playing fetch and hopping up on the sofa (a no-no anyway but try and tell him that). To amuse himself he's been running into the back of our legs with his giant cone, bruising all of us behind the knees.

The cone needs to stay on for at least 2 weeks until the stitches in his front legs can be removed.
2 weeks is a long time for an energetic puppy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday

I'm sick with a raging sinus infection, so this will be brief.



Yeah, I know this isn't very wardrobe-y, but the girls refused to let me take their photo yesterday wearing their matching Green Bay Packers shirts.

*One more thing. The linky I normally use for Wardrobe Wednesday is now a pay service and since we are saving every spare penny for our Jamaican vacation next month, no more linky. So from now on if anyone wants to participate in Wardrobe Wednesday, just do it. No need to link to me and I will no longer post links here. It's usually the same three bloggers anyway.

**And another thing. That's sparkling apple cider Binny's drinking.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mae's View

Mae hijacked my camera yesterday afternoon...






Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday

For the second day in a row, we're snowed in. Well, it's more like we're forced inside because of all the wind outside. School was called off yesterday, and today almost everything in southeastern Wisconsin is closed, so the Gardener is home today too. The only activity I've seen on our road today (a state highway) is the snow plow coming past trying to keep the road open and passable.

From what the weather people say, we received over a foot of the white stuff but since the winds were whipping at blizzard speeds for most of it, it actually looks like we have a net loss of snow in some areas of our yard. Our driveway only has a tiny drift in it and most of the front yard is blown clean but the orchard on the back side of our house is completely buried. Only the very tops of our apple trees are peeking out of the giant snow drifts.

Yesterday the girls and I spent most of the day baking and playing games and enjoying the day off but today the novelty of being confined to the house is starting to wear off. This morning was filled with fighting. "She hit me!" " Well, she took my toy!" "I had it first!" "NO, I did!" And on and on until I told them they were not allowed to play together if they were going to fight. Then something strange happened. They got out the dominoes and started building structures TOGETHER. It didn't last long but I did manage to snap a photo of them with smiles on their faces. Not any crazy outfits on this snowed in Wardrobe Wednesday but we're all warm and comfy. I'm not looking forward to venturing out in this crap weather to go to the farm tonight, but it is payday so that helps.

The linky I normally use isn't working today for some reason (I think our Internet connection is goofed up because of the weather) so if you have a Wardrobe Wednesday link, leave it in the comments and I'll add it to the bottom of this post.

Unschooling Royalty