Saturday, January 24, 2009

So Fresh and Clean

Today Lucy had her bath. As always, Papa helped.
I had to take her picture and post it.
Gotta capture the moment!

Oh Lucy... I love it when you smell so fresh and clean!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lucy...Our Polar Puppy

This past week Papa has been taking Lucy outside to see the snow. She loves it! By the way... Lucy is bi-potty... meaning she goes potty outside or inside in a "puppy-paper-padded potty-box," depending on the weather. This has actually worked out wonderful for us because when the weather is bad, Lucy uses her potty box. ( I know... this is way too much information)

It has been so very cold outside that all of the snow froze solid. Today, Lucy discovered that she could walk on the snow. Now of course... Jesus walked on water, but Lucy didn't need faith or any miracle--- it just happened, because she only weighs 5 lbs. OK, you would have had to have been there to see it. Unlike other times in the snow when our little bunny-pup sunk... this time she stayed on top! And I think she knew there was a difference! So, I had to post this picture of her. She looked like a baby polar pup to me!

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Shot" Down for a Week

Last week Little Lucy had her Rabies shots. She came home and acted very tired. I thought this was normal, but it carried on late into the evening. By morning it was evident that something was very wrong with Lucy. She would not play. She would not walk. She just stood. When I picked her up, she cried out in pain. I was devastated and called the vet. They told me to bring her right in for the doctor to see her.

To make the long story short... Lucy had a terrible reaction to the vaccination and had to have some sort of a counter-reaction shot to reverse the effects. We could have lost her! Everyone in the family has been praying for Little Lucy. Even Megumi in Japan prayed for her. And our prayers were answered! It took about a week... but finally Lucy turned around and is now back to herself once again. Thank you everyone for your prayers! It made a difference!

The picture I posted is Lucy after coming back from the vet. She wanted to be everywhere we were. We couldn't leave her side for the rest of the day. Now... as a disturbing bit of information... I started doing my homework on vaccinations for dogs. Did you know that a 1o0 Lb. German Shepherd gets the same amount of vaccine as a tiny 5 lb. puppy? Well... it is true. All dogs get the same amount! And... you can ask your vet for a Titer test to check for your dog's immunity. Chances are that your dog will keep its immunity to a shot for several years and will not need a shot. Bottom line--- you do not need to give your dogs the amount of vaccine shots they say you do. Check out K9author on YouTube who also wrote the book, Scared Poopless.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Today marks the beginning of a New Year, and a new beginning for me. Today I am beginning my blog. Yep... it's about time I learned how to blog! To be honest, I have felt rather intimidated when it comes to things like- learning how to use my camera, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, my Cricut.... you get the idea.

Like so many others, I decided to take part in Ali Edwards one-word challenge. What a great idea! As I read through the list of words on Ali's blog I felt so inspired. One cannot read through a list like that without having a bit of positive energy flow through ya. Try it... it's a feel good feeling! For me, choosing just one word was kinda tough, but I am sticking with my first choice. Drum roll... My word for 2009 is...
I looked it up in the dictionary and it says...
success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

That is what I need for 2009! Lots and lots of Success!
And by the way... learning Photoshop and InDesign, and how to use my camera and my Cricut are just a few of the goals I plan on successfully succeeding in 2009!
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