Saturday, May 17, 2014

Catch Up Saturday - a More Normal Week

Last week felt more normal, although I am still behind on life and am desperately trying to catch up before my trip to Chicago this coming week!

We are all happy to report that the Man is all better. He was back to work last week, he is eating like normal. He is a little fatigued by the end of the day, but overall he is all better.

Hailey has had a very good week. We had some serious rain and while she was nervous (and couldn't settle and kept us up a lot of Thursday night), when she was alone, no destruction!

Thank you all for the Mother's Day wishes and Aunt C says thank you for all the birthday and anniversary wishes. I love that picture of Aunt C and Lee too, it shows how much Lee loves her Aunt C.

One thing people may not know about me, is I am a planner. I like things to go according to my plan A, B, or C (I usually have many plans to help plan for the unexpected). I CAN roll with things that are unexpected, but I hate it. Half the stress for me when the Man was sick, wasn't his health (although I was concerned), it was my week not going as planned LOL!

We are also impressed at how well the cats and dogs get along. The cats have been tolerating dogs of some sort for about 12 years (they have had some practice).

One of the biggest drawbacks to loving, is that we have to learn to say goodbye. The scars on our hearts, remind us of how lucky we were to love so deeply.

We got Mail
For those of you who may be interested in learning more about K9 Kelp (it is a Canadian company), you can visit their site at: We have noticed some bugs the last few days, so will be able to talk about how it works as an insect repellant. It does seem to be doing a nice job at keeping the dog smell sound down now that it is very wet out. I am also happy to report that putting it on the dogs is going much better, they don't love it, but don't look terrified!

A Comfy Nap
Lee sleeps like this a lot, so it must be comfy. I think she likes it because she hardly has to move if she hears things on the TV that need to be checked out.

The Beach is Back 
The lake is still very, very cold, but that doesn't bother Phod. Hailey is not a swimmer, she will go in to her "knees" and she loves to snap at the waves. Lady and Man were very proud of us for our polite manners with the neighbours. We don't see many dogs in our daily lives, so we don't get a lot of practice being social.

We don't like the litter
The lesson is that change is not good and I need to listen to my old cats. Given the amount of $ I spend on extras for the dogs, buying more expensive litter for the cats is within the budget (and isn't the place to go cheep!)

Have a great weekend!


  1. Great catch up and have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I mus admit I am bit that way too - I like my routine such as it is - and get stressed if things interrupt it :)

  3. I'm with Hailey, it's better to watch the swimming dogs from a distance :o) Have a great saturday!

  4. Glad to hear the man is doing better and things are getting back to normal!

  5. Glad to hear that he is doing better. Hope things get back to Normal

  6. Sounds like things are moving ahead rather smoothly. Here's hoping that continues with your trip to the Windy City!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Progress woohoo. Love your photo.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Hi Y'all!

    Glad to hear the Man has our house even I have to "swing with the punches"...since you just never know what's going to come up and the Humans change plans in a heartbeat! My Human keeps a list of must do stuff, but not when it must be done. Like right now she has some important must do stuff at the shore, but we're in the

    Put the kelp on the dogs? Did I read right? My Humans used to get huge buckets of the stuff for the horses, but it was a food supplement. The horses ate it.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  9. Lee - that looks like a pawesome roll in the grass!
    Phod - you look very happy with your Man. We are glad he is feeling better.

    And we are glad that your Lady is less stressed. Stressed people are not much fun. Have a pawesome weekend!


  10. Around here, we think a normal week is actually abnormal. Now dogs, you need to take Lady out more often so she can de-stress.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  11. Terrific recap and we hope things will now go back to the way you planned (either A , B or C)! MOL

  12. Hi there, So glad your man is feeling better! I can relate to having plans and not enjoying changing them-I used to be very rigid about having advance notice for engagements but not am a little more relaxed. Hope you have a great evening.

  13. So glad to hear you are enjoying your K9 Kelp!
    We just loves their stuff! The dogs do get used to it, they aren't to fond of having something sprayed on them though! haha!
    |We have had some crazy mosquitoes around here lately so we have been watching closely to see how it works as well, so far as I can tell, it seems to be doing it's job!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  14. Oh boy, I'm a planner too, and I also hate it when my plans get disrupted!
    Glad that things are getting back to normal for you now. I'm perpetually behind on everything as it is, then when something disrupts it I feel like I'll never be caught up again. I have jury duty this week and it's totally disrupting my life!


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