Friday, June 22, 2018

never again

bailey sleeps on my side of the bed, so i’ve always had a guard rail to keep her from falling off. earlier this month, when she fell off the bed, she had crossed over me to be between me and hubby. when he got up to go to work, that left her on the unprotected side of the bed and she fell off. (hubby doesn’t have a guard rail.) to prevent this from ever happening again, bailey gets harnessed, and leashed, every night. then we tether her leash to the shelving next to our bed. she can still move around, she just can’t reach the edge of the bed. it’s better to be safe than sorry.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, June 21, 2018


we think the best way to shoot an animal is with a camera and the best place for an animal’s head is on it’s body.

bailey is feeling very sad for this poor guy that someone has mounted on a piece of wood as some sort of pseudo trophy.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

bailey knows #tot

bailey has me wrapped around her little finger paw,
and she nose it!

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, June 15, 2018

yarn barricade

poor little bailey. she is so helpless. here is her dilemma: i have a crochet project sitting on the table and my ball of yarn is on the floor in the orange tub. see that single strand of yarn going from the ball to my project? it might as well be a 10’ tall brick wall.

she looks at the yarn blocking her path from getting to me.

then she looks at me for help. this is typical bailey. she is afraid to go under it, she can't jump over it and there’s no way she would just push through, so she just stands there, helpless.


until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, June 14, 2018

bright eyed and bushy tailed

the sparkle is returning to bailey’s eyes.

and speaking of bushy tails, this little guy came for a visit yesterday. i leave walnuts on the wall for him to find...

so i can get a picture like this one!

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

dream on

do your fur babies sleep with their eyes open? and do they snore? sometimes bailey does, other times she doesn’t. yesterday she did both.

you’re gonna have to put your sound up for this one :)

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


"hi friends! thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes.”

”i’m sending each and every one of you a big, fat, wet kiss! BOL"

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, June 11, 2018


we had a very good vet visit on friday. doc was impressed on how bailey looked compared to how she looked one week ago. she’s still a little wobbly but her spine has straightened so her walk isn’t as crooked as it was. yay, bailey!

in the late 90’s, chumbawamba released a song called tubthumping. the main verse is: i get knocked down, but i get up again, you're never gonna keep me down. bailey has taken that song on as her personal anthem.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, June 8, 2018

day 4 of recovery

today is our recheck appointment and i have so many good things to tell the doc but i also have to bring up her balance. even though this picture looks like she is just enjoying the outdoors, she is lying on the lawn because she lost her balance and it was just easier to stay put rather than to try and get up. her back leg is the culprit and the reason for her crooked walk as well.

on a happier note, she wasn’t as lethargic as she had been. she had much more awake time and a healthy appetite to boot. at dinnertime she ate all her chicken and veggies!

yesterday was definitely more good than bad. she even did a little sprint across the long runner we have in our dining room, after coming in from outside. (because we have wooden floors, we’ve put runners and throw rugs everywhere to make it easier for her to walk.) oh, and in this picture, she really is enjoying the outdoors.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, June 7, 2018

day 3 of recovery

bailey is doing well. she is still sleeping a lot but when she’s awake, she’s alert. look at how focused she is on her cosequin chew. she loves them and thinks they are the best thing since ground beef! BOL

take a gander at what she did at dinnertime. she ate from her bowl! of course she only picked out the ground beef, but the point is she ate on her own.

she looks so peaceful when she sleeps. sweet dreams baby girl.

her balance still has a way to go but she never did fully regain her balance from the first fall. also her walk is still a little crooked but maybe she just needs more practice. maybe if she’d stay awake a little more, she could walk a little more. just a thought :)

praying for more improvement tomorrow.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

day 2 of recovery

first off i would like to thank y’all for the outpouring of love. it really means so much to me. i don’t know what i would without you. i love y’all.

we had a pretty good day yesterday. in the morning, i carried her outside and had her harness at the ready but she was able to walk on her own! it’s a little crooked and wobbly and she stumbles a little but she's able to get from point a to point b unassisted. all things considered, i decided to postpone her vet appointment until friday.

even with all the sleep bailey got monday, she still managed to sleep all of yesterday. if i didn’t wake her to eat or to go out to do business, i really wonder when she would have woken up. mealtime was a bit of a challenge. she didn’t really want to eat so i had to convince her that she was hungry. and the only way she would eat was out of my hand. as long as the food got into her tummy, i guess it didn’t matter how it got there.

this look on her face was because she was hearing sounds outside the front door. it took a moment to click, but when she realized it was mail being delivered, she went into a tizzy; barking and huffing and puffing at the door. after our mailman left, i had to open the door to show her the coast was clear and that she had scared away the “monster" outside the door. good job bailey. thank you for protecting me.

praying for more good news tomorrow.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

déjà vu, potp needed

y'all aren’t gonna believe this but once again i find myself with an emergency visit to the vet because bailey fell. this time she fell off the bed. after her fall she went into a seizure, rendering her paralyzed and unresponsive.

she also lost control of her bowel & bladder and soiled herself, the pajama she was wearing and the bed she was laying on. when she was coming out of her seizure, she kept trying to lift her head and tried to stand but her back legs didn’t want to cooperate. by the time i made it to the doctor, she was responsive and making eye contact but still not walking. she even snapped at the doc during her exam. we both were happy ‘bout that because that showed that she was aware of what was going on. he checked her pupils and said they were a little off but her heart sounded good and she was able to follow his hand with her eyes. he gave her an anti-inflammatory injection and sent me home with anti-inflammatory pills.

on our way home from the vet i stopped at in-n-out for a meat patty. i figured if i had to give her a pill, i’d have to put it into something she couldn’t resist. (it did work, but just barely.)

as of this writing (monday 8pm) she is still having trouble walking. she's been asleep since we returned from the vet but we woke her to eat the in-n-out patty that she didn’t want earlier and now she gobbled it up. we also gave her some water. doc called to check on her and he was very happy to hear that she ate. we again, have to help her walk because her back legs seem to have a mind of their own. doc said to keep an eye on her eyes. if one gets bulgy, that’s a concern. also if she starts dragging her legs, i should bring her right back in. we still have to be mindful of her brain swell. i have an appointment for the morning but if she is doing fairly well, then i can cancel it and reschedule for thursday or friday.
so once again i’m asking for POTP for my little girl. she is a fighter but she could still use all the prayers she can get. thank you so much.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, June 4, 2018

it’s getting hot in here

we had a pretty hot weekend. yesterday hit 90°!

"you do realize i’m naked, don’t you?"

so bailey had to go au naturale.

"i’m so embarrassed"

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, June 1, 2018

shunning the puparazzi

bailey is totally ignoring the fact that i’m trying to get a picture for today’s blog post. well, she did just notice hubby pulling in the drive, so i guess that is more important than posing for a pic.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, May 31, 2018


i have a little area in my backyard where i feed the wild birds. i give them seed, fresh fruit and of course water. we get dozens of birds every day. so where are the birds you ask? well, see the white arrows in these pix?

SQUIRREL! caught in the act. you can enlarge the pix to get a good look at him, if you’d like. he scares the birds away and eats their food! i can’t keep him out because he dug a hole that goes under our fence to the property behind ours. we’ve filled his hole with gravel, dirt, rocks, it doesn’t matter what we fill it with, he always manages to find a way through, under or around it.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

clover field (& mockingbird update)

update on my baby mockingbirds:
they have flown the coop. i noticed the parents had stopped coming to feed the babies and i didn’t hear any more chirping. i’ve been expecting them to leave any time now so i peeked in our orange tree to see if they had left. yep. all i found was an empty nest. sorry i wasn’t here to bid you farewell, little birdies. stay safe out there.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


the funniest thing about this picture isn't that bailey has yarn on her nose, it’s that she didn’t even realize i put the yarn on her nose. poor little bailey. BOL

"why are you laughing?"

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, May 28, 2018

memorial day

to the men, women and canines who gave all, we thank you.

“thank you!"

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, May 25, 2018


bailey seems quite content to be eating her lunch while standing half on her bed and half on the floor. i have no idea why she is standing like that but i don’t think that’s very good for her digestion. BOL

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, May 24, 2018

red nose day 2018

so where is bailey's red nose? well, she said no, so instead she is wearing the red nose day bracelet on her head. BOL

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until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


a mi casita. my door is always open. come on over!

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, May 21, 2018

more babies

3 years ago mockingbirds built a nest in my orange tree and we had two sets of babies. earlier this month, i noticed mockingbirds returning to my orange tree with twigs in their beaks. could they be building another nest?

all about birds says “mockingbirds rarely ever reuse their nests,” so imagine my surprise when i peaked into my orange tree and saw that they didn’t build a new nest, they just remodeled the old one!

feeding their little babies is a full time job!

i finally got a glimpse of the babies yesterday. i don’t want the parents to think i’m going to harm their babies so i time my snooping in between their feedings.

oops, the baby heard me rustle the leaves so he thinks his parents are here to feed him. sorry little baby, it’s just me.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, May 18, 2018

daddy’s home

this little girl absolutely loves her daddy and literally melts in his arms.

everyday when hubby comes home from work, as he unwinds from his day, bailey will jump on his chest and fall asleep.

until we meet again my friends-