Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Birthdays and Birds

Jason left almost 2 weeks ago and things have been going well.  He is enjoying Chester, UK and seems to have settled in with the time change.  He said the town is touristy, but that means I will have plenty to occupy my time while I'm there.  2 1/2 weeks until I go! Woot!  We will be in London the first weekend and then Chester for the week and then Scotland the last weekend.  So far, Cali is holding up.  She is quite enjoying her 2/3rds of a King bed every night at this point!
But this month we will celebrate 2 birthdays.  My Shiloh and heart dog turned 16 on August 1st.  She is deaf, partially blind, very wobbly and frail..but she still likes to run around like crazy and get love.  So I think she's pretty happy!
 Dante will turn 15 on August 13th.  He has recovered from his dental work even though he now has a permanent fistula between his nose and mouth..extra breathing hole?  He seems Ok with it.  He is a mess and as we say in the horse world  a "hard keeper" but he is Dante.
We will also pause to remember Henry on August 16th..he was a good boy.
I've been stalking my hummingbirds, but haven't really been able to get a good shot lately.  I will keep trying
While taking these photos, I happened to see a shadow and noticed this...
Does he eat hummingbirds?  Maybe Dachshunds?
And I made a purchase that only dog people will understand...I don't have a baby nor do I have any plans to have why oh why did this arrive for me today?
Shane has always worn a belly band with a Poise pad at night.  But rarely did he use it..but often enough that he wore it nightly and if we were ever gone for very long.  I am not longer embarrassed by buying the largest package of maximum absorbency Poise pads in the grocery...but when this arrived..I hurried it off the porch and covered the box in the garage.  But you Shane has taken to peeing EVERY night..which means 7 wet/nasty Poise pads in my trash every week.  it is just me..I recycle..trash goes out once a week if that.  That is smelly!!! SOOO I am hoping that this little contraption works.  I just got it..I will let you know.  If it means I can throw a paper towel away without gagging, it was worth every penny!  Not something you see too often in a house with no babies..but I will let you know how it works in case any of you have this issue in the future.


Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I've already said Happy Birthday to Shiloh on Facebook so I'll wish Dante a very happy 15th birthday for the 13th. What great ages they both are and in relatively good health. I think I've only had one dog make it to 15 and he wasn't a pretty sight by then.

We don't really have any pretty birds here to photograph so it's neat to see what other people have got :)

Well, I've learnt something today, I had no idea what the contraption you bought was for. Seems like an excellent idea, I hope it does the trick for you.

Glad Jason is enjoying the UK. Hope you have a marvellous time over there :)

What Remains Now said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip. Happy Birthday to Shiloh and Dante! I will be interested to hear your review. Currently, I don't have the problem, but it will be good to file in my memory.

houndstooth said...

Happy Birthday to Shiloh and Dante!

Your trip sounds incredible! I'd love to see Ireland and Scotland.

I am very curious to see how the Genie works!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to Shiloh and Dante.

Hope the nappy bin thingy does the job.

At the moment the weather is nice over here, so I hope it continues for your visit.

gyeong said...

Happy Bday to the two oldest of your geriatric crew. Shiloh is such a crazy old lady. Parker's not far behind. Those darn elusive hummingbirds.

Hazel said...

The diaper genie is great. I used one for years to scoop cat poop into!

Later I used it for my dad's "diaper" disposal.

Happy birthday to the senior statesmen of your home!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday to Shiloh and Dante! That's funny, I have two babies and have never owned a diaper genie, but I hope it does the trick for you!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh and Dante!