Monday, April 9, 2007
The morning after the Easter holiday. My children's Easter baskets are almost empty. I see belly aches in their immediate future's. What a nice quiet dinner we had and then we decided to play the card game Uno. This is a really fun game for children and adults. I have to admit when my daughter first got the deck as a gift from one of her classmates, I could not fully figure the game out, then my oldest daughter's boyfriend (hi CJ!) taught us how to play. Lots of fun and my five year old has a full grasp of the game too, it didn't take him as long as it took Mommy ;)...I'm sure it will continue to be a game of choice in our home. Oh and a quick update on 'Oliver'. He's fully on the mend and getting back to his full activity level after his neutering surgery last week. I am enclosing a sweet photo of him from a couple of weeks ago. He adores the snow and I refer to him as my 'Snow Dog' because he loves to stick his face in the snow and eat it. He also runs exactly like the snow dogs that pull sleds. Very cute stuff! Until next time,
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
My little guy 'Oliver' went in this morning for his neutering...ouch! I felt terrible and sad dropping him at the vet's this morning. He couldn't eat this morning and of course I felt bad about that too. He knew, as I'm sure most animals do, that something was coming. He was whimpering in his travel crate and I just let him lick my hand while I talked softly telling him he would be okay and home very soon. It's now 1:54 p.m. and he's been gone since 8:00 a.m. this morning. We miss our little guy terribly and can't wait to pick him up at 4:00 o'clock this afternoon. Being the new mommy that I am, I had to run out and get him treats and a new squeaky toy to play with when he feels better. I probably got more accomplished today not having to take him out every hour or so, but it is strange not having him home. He'll be home and feeling better very soon, but it really wears on your heart strings when your children or pet are sick or under the weather. Here is a photo of my 'Oliver', taken January 13, 2007 three days after we got him.