Monday, January 19, 2009

Funny Boy

Mark comes out with the funniest little "sayings" & I've got to start recording them. Today when we were doing an art project that involved glue (which was all over his fingers) he said, "Mom, I'm as sticky as a porcupine in bubble gum!" :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Growing Up

My little boy is growing up & I am loving it!
More & more I am seeing him acting like his Dad. I'll be carrying in bags of groceries when he'll take them ALL from me to help. Or he'll open a door for me & say, "Ladies first!" "Being good" has not always been easy for my little boy, so I am rejoicing over him & so proud of him as I see him maturing & practicing kindness.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ben is Doing Better

We are so thankful that Ben is doing better! We thought it was basically resolved after the first vet visit & that he was going to be fine, but it ended up pretty scary with him having to be taken back & then staying at the clinic over 24 hours! He is finally supposed to be on the mend & I'm going to go pick him up today as soon as they'll let me.

Ben is a Pit Bull/Border Collie mix we rescued over 9 years ago. He makes us laugh every day & is such a sweet little guy.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Helpful Tip: Do Not Give Your Dog A Ham Bone!

Warning: Do not read this post on a full stomach.

Yes, I do know about how it can be risky to give your dog a bone to chew, but this ham bone was "gigantanormous" so I thought it couldn't possibly be a problem & wouldn't Ben just love to nibble on it?

Two days later...... he has been straining to have a BM since 4 am. Ugh! I take him to the vet, feeling really bad for getting him into this fix. The vet says, "Well, the good news is, a dog this size can usually pass a truck!" After an examination, he prescribes enemas and feeding him small meals with vaseline (to eat) for the next three days.

I am here to tell you that if you haven't yet given a dog an enema in your life time, take heart, it's not as bad as you would think.

Still NO BM enema at 9pm! Someone please call me around that time with something urgent so maybe John will do the honors this time! :) Ha!