As expected, my office was closed on Monday because of the snow. However it wasn't as bad as the weathermen swore it would be.
And it was just enough for the dogs to enjoy it.
Our first snow-days of the year, I was outside with the dogs, and I wasn't getting anything done.
~Charlie and Cissy in the background~
I think I've gotten it all out of my system because this snow-day was a productive one that consisted of cleaning and baking 4 loaves of banana bread. There's no question that bread is worth the work. But all the cleaning that was done, I think is a clear sign that the snow-days have to end!
Even if the winter isn't quite at an end, what is finally coming to an end is my not feeling well. Thank-you all for sending your healing-vibes, I think they made a difference! I hope you're doing well and having a good week!!
After a full day of a strict diet of oatmeal, scrambled eggs and a little yogurt to eat, this morning Todd with ears up and bright eyes again, charged right into the day. Todd can have a sensitive stomach and I am pretty sure that a suet cake for the birds was to blame for how he was feeling. I thought Sunny and Sheba were the only ones that had eaten it on Friday morning, but I now think that Todd enjoyed his share of the suet cake too. I'm just really glad he's feeling like himself again!
Me, I felt better yesterday, but today I'm not. The doctor I work for thought on Friday that I had the flu. I disagreed with his diagnosis, but secretly I now think he may be right. We'll see.
I know warmer weather would make me and everyone else feel better. Like so many, despite being a snow-lover, I am ready for spring, as are the Robins that were in this tree the other day.
But my feeling better and spring is going to have to wait a little longer. This evening another big winter storm has begun bearing down on us. Carl's office is already closed for Monday, and I am just waiting for my call to tell me that mine will be too. I hope I don't have to wait too long for both.
The very shaggy Todd and I thank-you all for the healthy vibes you've sent and we hope you've had a good weekend!
I'm really sorry I've not been around this past week. I've not been feeling well for most of the week and I have been going to bed early and sleeping in the spare bedroom with Ms. Yellow to try and keep Carl healthy. Ms. Yellow doesn't mind at all, and Carl seems to have avoided getting sick (for now).
But unfortunately, Todd isn't feeling well either. He didn't eat all of his dinner, and today while at work and three times this evening he's gotten sick.
I am finally feeling a bit better, and I just hope it's nothing more than a bad restaurant review that has put Todd under the weather.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are well...
~The lovely Miss Annie~
And I hope I can catch up on your news in a day or two!
A bright, warm and very sunny Saturday gave way to Sunday clouds with rain and perhaps snow in the coming week. Whatever the weather, you can be sure that the very shaggy Todd will be outside in it, and will probably need another bath afterwards.
I'm sorry that its been so long since I gave an update on how Sunny is doing. As you know he came to us in late July as a foster-dog. We were told that he was 12 years old, and taken to the shelter by his owner who could no longer afford to care for him. The dog I met in July is not 12 years old, and with all that happened, he has changed our household in a way that no dog ever has.
~Sunny in mid December~
Today Sunny is doing well. He is still doesn't like the camera and he still doesn't like stressful situations where he feels the pressure to do something. Fortunately, they don't happen often, but when they do, we leave him alone, we don't say anything and we give him a little space that allows him to make the decision to do what's asked of him. We work very hard at keeping things positive and as routine as we can for Sunny. It seems to be working because the dog I have gotten to know seems happy and is very relaxed, smart, vocal, gentle and a very affectionate boy.
Yes, we remain very mindful of what is below the surface. But the dog that sleeps next to my bed, loves his head scratched and that will now go outside after dark, and plays with Todd was a dog worth saving. He was truly a dog that did not deserve the bad hand he was dealt. I have no regrets.
If there are any regrets it's that everything that happened with Sunny and the rescue may have ended 14 years of fostering for them. We have not been asked to take a new senior dog since this happened in September. Perhaps there just haven't been any dogs that need us, I don't know. But I do know that I have to be rescuing something, it's part of who I am. So, on Friday, we welcomed a new foster cat, a two year old little girl someone named Ms. Yellow. Welcome to Golden Pines Ms. Yellow....