Personally, I like a margarita to lead me right into the weekend, but that will come later... As I post this, it's a little early to start drinking.
|Sampson & Delilah from Heart Like a Dog - gorg, right?*|
Since this is my first FUF post, I have a lot to catch up on, so we'll go back a little more than a week to wrap up:
Back to Normal(ish) - Update
I wrote this post while the hubs was still in the doctor's office getting his stem cell procedure done on his knee, so even though I knew it sounded like no fun, I didn't realize - and neither did he - how bad it was going to be.
Sadly, he opted out of taking the Valium they offered before the procedure. (Silly, silly boy. If you should ever find yourself in this situation - Just Don't Say No.) They'd said it wouldn't hurt too bad, so that's what he was expecting. Wrong! They had to use a little mallet to get the needle into his hip (really more like his lower back - you know those little hard spots on either side in your low back?). Then they would aspirate the bone marrow out. Neither of these processes was fun. And he had to sit through it 8 times! He practically passed out when he came out of there.
Also, I had joked about being his fat donor (they hunted around for a while apparently in search of some fat in his bum - no hunting would have been necessary in my case!) for the fat they shot into his knee. But, in all honesty, I think having your fat vacuumed out of you sounds horrifying and I'd rather just lose weight the old-fashioned way! (or not at all...)
Anyway, many commenters wished the hubs well. He's doing...okay. He can walk, but not super far, and (for those of you that know him) the not-working-out thing is kinda killing him. (He's very much like a dog in that respect!) But he's hanging in there. We won't really know if this worked for a long time - maybe as long as 6 months. I'll let you know.
Please send a good vibe, prayer, spell, whatever you're into his way - cuz he NEEDS to get back to working out. (Imagine if your dog couldn't run and play anymore?? Yeah. It would be like that.)
That Was a Dumb Idea - A Briefer Update
I just want to say thank you to everyone who commented because I know you had to exercise restraint in not saying, "Well, you dumba$$es should have known better!" It's okay if you said it in your heart. I understand.
Jan of Wag N Woofs Pets politely said that it "falls under the 'live and learn' category." Yes, next time we'll know! Of course, one complication here was that we weren't at home, and I didn't want to just show up at my sis's house, then dump the pup and leave. Next time we'll plan better. Or just not stand so close to the finish!
Flea (the "good" Flea) of The Jones Natural Chews blog said of this photo where Rita was busted attempting to eat my sis's cat's mouse toy:
"That mouse tail shot would have been better if it was a real mouse."
If it had been a real mouse, I would not have been snapping pics. I would have been standing on a chair like a cartoon housewife, screaming and grabbing at the hem of my skirt. (Or shorts, as the case was.)
A Bedtime Ritual - Fun Comments
After sharing the video of Rita, I asked if your pups have a bedtime ritual.
Sue from Talking Dogs blog said, "Rudy does the same thing. He also does the same thing - during the day - on OUR bed. One of us will walk in the room and there's this blob of sheet and comforter usually in the middle like a small mountain. LOL Then, of course, Rudy is lying NEXT to it. Go figure...?" At least Rita doesn't do this on our bed!
Taryn from A Tail of Two Cardis said, that their pup, Jimmy will "walk over to the bottom of the stairs and stop. He looks at you, he looks at the stairs, he looks at you. That's his way of indicating he wants to be carried up the steps! If you go up w/o him, he just stays at the bottom and waits. Eventually we give in and go back down and give him his ride up." Hysterical. I would love to see some video of this!
I love how well our pups train us!
Rise & Shine Kampers - Super Quick Update
I'll do a full-on update of this next week for the FitDog Friday hop, but for now - are any of you K9 Kamping along? Did you see the challenge? (Try to add an extra 20-30 minutes to your usual fitness routine 3-4 times/week.) It's... challenging, right? Go read about it and enter the giveaways either at Kol's Notes or Peggy's Pet Place.
Cats Cookies for People for Our Pup - A Question Answered & A Supreme DumbA$$
A couple of folks asked if we thought the head tremors were from low blood sugar. Yep, that's what we think - cuz that's what the folks we discovered via Dr. Google said.
Pam of Words with Wieners wrote, "Low blood sugar can definitely cause seizures in people, so it's possible that Rita could be having minor focal seizures related to low blood sugar. Giving her a quick snack in the morning may be all you need to prevent them. If the cookies are indeed working, you'll know your Googling served you well." Then, hysterically, she went on to say, "Cookies are certainly a wonder cure for my ills (so I pretend). In fact, the idea of having cookies in my nightstand cracks me up, because they'd most certainly be used to cure any number of ailments I diagnose myself with during the night." The only reason I am able to resist doing that is because they are not chocolate, and I'm a chocolate girl. If they were chocolate chip cookies, it would be another story. But then, of course, I couldn't give them to the dog!
My sis also commented (on Facebook) that once when she was buying the cookies for her hubs, a woman asked her if they were MADE OF CATS??! I wish my sis had answered, "No. And just so you know, baby food isn't made from babies either."'
As a side follow-up, while we are talking about Pam from Words with Wieners, I also want to thank her for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! It was very, well, sweet of her to nominate Pooch Smooches! (But I didn't do a whole post about it since we already won it previously.) Thanks, Pam!
Are You Going to Our County Fair? - Thanks!
Big thanks to all who agreed (which was everyone, right?) that we outta win the first place ribbon - whatever the heck color it is. (I thought blue, but Fisher & Staff of Ask Fisher said she thinks they are purple. Hopefully we SHALL SEE!) And hopefully there will be a future FUF post where I'll be showing off a photo of our 1st place ribbon.
How about you? Have you got things you need to follow up on for your blog? Then HOP ON!
* Note - pic originally thieved off of Facebook without permission. But permission later granted.
As a general rule of thumb, any time an offer of valium is on the table... take it! There's probably a good reason! :) Hope he gets well soon!ReplyDelete
I know, right?? That is a good rule of thumb to live by!Delete
Great follow-up Jackie and Rita, I did laugh out loud a couple of times. Thanks for joining the blog hop and above all else, thank you so much for co-hosting. I hope it wasn't too painful and that you'd be willing to do it again.ReplyDelete
And yes, I like Margaritas to lead me into my weekend too. In fact I'm planning on at least a couple of them tonight!
Have a great weekend!!
Thanks for asking us to co-host! It was fun and we would definitely be up for it again!Delete
Enjoy your margaritaS!
It sure sounds like you have had an action packed couple of weeks. Thanks for hosting the hop! :)ReplyDelete
It's been a little crazy busy around here. Things seem to be getting back to our usual boring routine - just like we like it. :)Delete
Yes, TGIF! :)Delete
Agreed with you and Coralee--anytime pain killers are offered, take them. Sounds awful. And the not working out would be a big bummer. Hope it heels fast.ReplyDelete
Yes, the not working out thing is really bumming him out!Delete
For whatever reason, the video camera is almost always an action killer! The camera can be as well sometimes. Jimmy has another cute habit I've been trying to catch, but every time I get ready to snap the picture, he stops the behavior!ReplyDelete
Hope your husband feels better soon! That procedure sounds pretty awful! I wonder why the don't just knock you out for something so painful?
Same thing at our house - the video camera makes her stop doing whatever cute thing I'm trying to capture!Delete
If he has to go back for a follow-up he'll probably beg them to knock him out!
My mom enjoys a Friday Skinny Girl Margarita. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, SugarReplyDelete
I like a Fat Girl Margarita myself. :)Delete
Actually - those Skinny Girl ones are pretty good. Happy Friday!
I like that Margarita idea. Best idea ever for a Friday Blog Post. I think we should have them before we write our posts and see how it goes! Have a great weekend. Hope the hubs is on the mend and back to his exercise routine soon.ReplyDelete
Yes, that would make for some interesting posts!Delete
By putting Good in quotation marks next to my name, are you implying that I am not actually good, but am applying a moniker to myself which may or may not be true? Hmph. I'll forgive you if you'll eat some deep fried beer for me.ReplyDelete
Sorry - I should have said "the *good* Flea"! I was just trying to emphasis that you are the kinda Flea a dog wants in his/her life. Wasn't trying to imply htat you aren't *really* good! :)Delete
And, yes, to the deep fried beer.
Oh how funny. I never think of my name the way others do. I keep forgetting that fleas are really nasty creatures.Delete
I certainly hope your husband's ordeal results in him feeling better than ever when he's fully recovered.ReplyDelete
When Honey was recovering from surgery we did a lot of nose work. I guess that wouldn't work with your husband, huh?
He doesn't have a very good nose, so he probably wouldn't enjoy it. :)
You too! TGIF!ReplyDelete
Woooo, great Follow-UP!! I'll send some *Cairn cuddles* to your hubby so he feels better but tell him next time, "Take the meds they offer you!". I hope you have a great time at the fair.ReplyDelete
Oh, Oz, you have no idea how much he would LOVE some Cairn cuddles so thanks for sending those!Delete
So THIS is how Follow Up Friday works! Great post, Jackie! Maybe I can participate in Follow Up Friday at some point... when I have enough time to crank out some actual posts to follow up on. I've been so busy, the blog's getting seriously neglected... not that you'd know it, what a wreck around here.ReplyDelete
"... a woman asked her if they were MADE OF CATS??!..." I about spit my drink out on that one. Your sis had a great retort! Mine probably would've been worse. "Well, they used to be, but too many people complained about the texture, so they changed the formula to be 97% cat-free."
Re: your husband... What was he thinking skipping the Valium??? Just your description had me gritting my teeth. Poor guy! My hubs had a procedure recently... and he's pretty anti-meds, but he took the Valium offered. He probably would've done okay without it, but it was a minor procedure compared to your husband's. Best wishes and prayers for him. I'm admittedly not an active person who would go crazy without working out, but I know folks who are; and they get downright depressed when they are unable to be as active as they want to be, so I really hope the very best for him! Having to wait so long to find out if it "took" sounds like it's going to be a real challenge.
Yes, it helps to have posts to follow up on! Sorry to hear things are a wreck over there. Hope it all calms down soon!Delete
I know, right. I never woulda skipped the Valium. But he's mister stoic, and they claimed it wasn't going to hurt too bad. Well, yeah, it doesn't hurt too bad IF YOU TAKE THE VALIUM! D'oh. Thanks for sending good wishes for him. He does get very depressed when he can't work out. :( (Not me... I'm like "whoohoo! An excuse to just lay around and read!")
What your hubs went through sounds very painful. Hopefully he will feel better from all that.ReplyDelete
What your husband went through sounds awful. Hope it works! And I would have seriously taken the meds without any hesitation at all!!!!ReplyDelete
Great FUF! Thanks for co-hosting.ReplyDelete
Oh your poor hubby, hope he feels 100% soon.
I like to enter my county fair too.
Great follow-up, Jackie! I totally get it about the husband. Mine is in the same "place" - can't work out and run as normal. Different health issues, but sorta same situation. And he is just like a dog unable to run and play! Hoping this procedure works well and the pain is worth it in the end.ReplyDelete
Great FUF, thanks for stopping by my blog during the hop. Great picture of the mouse tail! Sending well wishes to your husband. See you soon.ReplyDelete