Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Super Fast

Lots of exercising on the elliptical.

One mile in under 7minutes 18seconds! At full resistance on the elliptical setting.

Snowed over 8 inches starting early this morning. Shoveled decks and it took me over an hour to get them cleaned off. Wind is starting up now.

Hubby took my chocolate chip cookies into work with him yesterday. Said everybody loved them.

Black Kitty went back to the shop last night. He was in much better spirits. The house does not smell like cat & cat litter now.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Snow Snow & Sleet

It snowed and snowed and snowed this week/weekend. We got over 12 inches of snow.

Took the dogs for a walk in the park on Sunday. They had lots of fun. Wild dog walk as there was nobody else that ventured out into the weather!

I made chocolate chip cookies on Monday for hubby's work friends. He said Dave R came and kept him company in the shop on Monday night.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

FOUND - Schipperke

Snowed quite a bit on Sunday night/Monday morning. Had about another 3 inches of snow on ground.

On his way home from work Monday night, Hubby found a Schipperke on the road wandering around. He thought it was our own Lil Bit at first, but then got closer to him & discovered that the dog had bug eyes. Hubby brought it home and we fed him. He was a nasty mean little dog that bit! Hubby has one finger that is bleeding & infected. I immediately put a FOUND dog advertisement on Craigslist, but nobody called.

I took the dog into our Vet early on Tuesday morning to scan for a microchip. Alas, no microchip. But the vet did go through his list of clients & found a woman that was missing her dog. If it indeed belonged to her, the dog had traveled about 8 miles from its home! I left the dog at the vet with our smallest kennel.

Went to get my nails done at 12:00 today. Took Bud & Lil Bit with me. Afterwards got burgers at McDonalds. Then stopped at grocery store for a kitty pooper scooper.

Barely got home in time to run Black Kat into the Vet for his shots & Feline Leukemia test. Also ran into an associate that I used to work with at the Verizon NOMC; Leslie D. She had taken her dog into vet to test it for Aspergers.

Got home in time to make dinner for hubby.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Black Kitty at House

Kids came to pick up Beebo. Heather dropped off KRN. Matt arrived shortly afterwards.

We had gotten 6 inches of snow overnight, so hubby and I had to clean that off the decks before we were able to go get him a latte in A-town.

Hubby plowed driveway. Brought Black kitty up from shop and put him in basement bathroom. We think he is sickly as he is skin & bones; also has a little infection in his eye. Neither he nor Grey kitty were friendly enough to get close to so that we could get them into the vet. They have finally come out of their shells enough that we could capture them & get them in the car. Cleaned Black kitty up with a wet towel and cut away the matted hair. Then I brushed him for over an hour. I will get him an appointment at the Vet's this week. Then we will have to do the same with Grey kitty. They both need shots.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Beebo Babysitting

Babysitting Beebo today. Matt brought him over about 4:30. Poor little guy has lots of antibiotics & cough medicine. Eyedrops, too.

Winter storm moved into the area. Went down to get hubby from shop at 7:00. Already 2 inches on ground by then.

Angus decided she was going to eat her food too fast (again) and threw up in several areas. I removed food from the dog bowls. They only get water tonight!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Great Dog

I love that song from the Westminster Kennel Show commercial Purina. GREAT. All my dogs are GREAT dogs.

Had to run Lil Bit into the vet on Thursday. He has been honking. All day Wednesday and into that night. By Thursday morning he was not better. Dr Mike said it was NOT kennel cough. KRN took Beebo into the vet also and her vet indicated that the poor dog was exposed to an Upper Respiratory infection. Probably from Archer, KRN's temporary dog. Dr Mike prescribed antibiotics and cough meds.

Bit improved a little, but by night he was honking again. Poor little guy. Talked to the vet and he said give him double the prescription.

Harriet started bleeding on her toe late in the afternoon so I had to bandage it up. She did not like that!

I am doing one mile in less than 8 minutes on the elliptical at full strength resistance. It seems like it should get easier if I am building muscle, but it is just as difficult as it was at the beginning when I first started exercising. Still on eating Rehab. No SUGAR. No PROCESSED FOOD. No CAFFEINE. My body feels better. Along with the melatonin, I am sleeping much better.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Hubby whined about going in to CDA on Saturday night for shopping. So we stayed home & went to bed early.

Sunday morning February 12 we got up extra early. Got everything packed & went to Albertson's grocery to pick up balloon, cheesecake, chocolates & gifts for KRN. Drove to Spokane to Edible Arrangements and picked up gift at 9:30. Walked Bud & Bit underneath the overpass where the bums congregate.

Got to KRN's at 10:00. Beebo was happy to see us. KRN opened her presents. Kids wanted to go out to eat for lunch at Outback. We left dogs at their house & drove in their Jeep to Northtown Outback. Was real good food, I got lobster & filet.

Drove past the espresso stand that KRN is thinking about buying. Needs lot of updates to it.

Then back to their place to talk for a while. Hubby and I left at 3:30 to return home. Hubby showed me the house in Post Falls by the water, we walked the dogs again, got burgers at Wendy's on the way home.

Dogs at home were overyjoyed to see us. House was cold. About 56 degrees. We had left door open so they could go out to potty.

On Monday February 13 morning I had to run to Spirit Lake to pick up baking supplies for cupcakes. Made cupcakes & frosting all day long.

Squirrelly made a visit to the dogs, he ate the apple pieces I put out for him.

Hubby had me go with him and we took all the dogs to pick up a truck on the trailer from Post Falls. The dogs were happy to ride in the Dually. Lots of room for them. We got back about 7:00 after getting more burgers for dogs at McDonalds in Rathdrum.

I frosted more cupcakes when we got home, then hubby went to shop to work. He was down there until 11:00. I was really tired by the time he got home.


Hubby brought home flowers. Made me dinner. Yum. Gourmet tomato soup. Garlic shrimp, Scallops, Tomato Cheese bread & pasta.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cleaning Day & Shopping for Valentine's

Harriet got up this morning and we noticed that her back left leg was gimpy. She was limping around. Don't know what she did now...

Went to get latte for hubby & stopped at Bakery to see Gwen & Louise. Gave Gwen her belated birthday card and gave Louise a small Valentine's heart with candy.

Getting ready for Valentine's Day. Cleaned the house today including vacuuming, dusting & mopping floors. Dogs were not happy. They ran outside to get away from vacuum cleaner.

Washed Lil Bit because he had poop on his fur. Bad dog.

Need to go into CDA tonight to pick up Valentine's day gifts.

 Lil Bit hiding from vacuum

Friday, February 10, 2012

Luncheon Date

I got my nails done on Wednesday, February 8 at 3:30. Just a new nail polish (deep red) and took all the stuff off my toes. Met hubby after work so that we could go to Costco. Got a huge Moose for Valentine's Day.
Hubby holding Moose at Costco

After shopping, we went to Wing Stop so hubby could get hot wings for dinner. Then I shopped at Rite Aid really quickly. Stopped at WalMart really quickly so that I could go in for apples, but they only had small ones.

My personal online trainer wants me to lose 6 pounds in the next 2 weeks. I am already at 1100 calories on the elliptical everyday. Plus, I can do a 8 minute mile at the highest resistance setting. But need to work harder.

Harriet went to the Vet at Noon on Thursday, February 9. She had a slight ear infection in one year. But she has gained 3 pounds from the last time she visited! All that egg nog and heavy whipping cream are really helping to add weight. No more boney dog. She weighs 53.6 pounds now. Dr Mike said that he would like to see her go no more than 55 pounds as an ideal weight.

Deralee was not at the espresso stand so I did not get a chance to talk to her when I drove by the place.

After I dropped Harriet off at home, I drove down to Post Falls to Willie's BBQ to meet hubby for lunch. He had chicken bbq special while I had coffee, tea and corn on the cob. Yum.

Then we drove to Rathdrum so that I could go grocery shopping at Super One. Got apples, tea. Forgot heavy whipping cream for Harriet. Dumb.

Purchased cheeseburgers at McDonalds for dogs. There was a long line at 2:30 in the afternoon. Then home to dogs. They loved their burgers.

Hubby got home late about 6:00. Took Melatonin and slept really good!

Friday February 10 was just another day for me. Exercising on elliptical, I noticed that there was blood all over the floor. When I went to clean it up, Harriet came limping up to me. She was holding up her paw & blood was dripping from it. Called vet and rushed her into town. The poor dog had torn her toenail all the way off. He patched her up and I returned home.

No more excitement for me...

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday February 5 Walked the dogs at wild dog walk up by the river. Of course, hubby said that NOBODY would be driving down there to bother us because they had not plowed out the roads. But somebody DID come down and sit in their car. OMG. Never any privacy anywhere. So thankfully Harriet did not see them & tear their throats out! Tied up all the dogs on leashes and went back to the truck.

Drove up to Sandpoint & got groceries at WalMart then to Arby's for burgers for the dogs. Then home. Unpacked groceries, ate lunch & watched PPV movie on TV - Real Steel. Real boring.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

New Month

Still losing weight. Still exercising. Not much changes. Had a couple days of severe snow followed by a melting. Our driveway was a total ice skating block! Hubby's friend came by with sand to spread on it, but it did not make it much better.

Got my nails done on Tuesday January 31

Last Sunday January 29 Isabelle had slipped on the ice when she was down at the shop so we thought it better not to walk the dogs in the park. Hubby took a few xmas items to the basement to put away, made burritos, then slept for the rest of the day.

February 2 the Groundhog saw his shadow - SIX more weeks of winter. Boo.

Friday February 4 KRN came over to drop off Bravo so I could babysit while she went and got her haircut then went to a movie with her friend Heather in Sandpoint. Her hair looked real nice by the time she got back here late to pick up Beebo.

Matt & KRN returned on Saturday February 5 to show us New Dog. New dog was super stinky & needed a bath in our tub. They picked up a Schipperke cross as a companion for Beebo. "Archer" is lanky & skinny. Not too sure if Beebo likes him yet. Brought Lil Bit inside to let him play with new dog. Bit seemed to like him after they tore around the house for a while.