By beckysdad on Apr 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM
It is good to get out and enjoy some fresh air...particularly if you feel the apartment is small. 1am is an interesting time to slip out for some air. I can appreciate it for the chance to peek at our nocturnal friends but I prefer to be sound asleep at that hour. Roxie's little adventure would have set my teeth on edge. I'd have gotten worried about her being out there with the critters. That's sad news about Sam. Based on what you'd said previously it's not a big surprise but it's still tough to see things move to that stage. I hope he finds peace.
By venusdemilo on Apr 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM
Bah Humbug! Take the compliments & leave it at that! I meant to add in that "why am I not surprised that you at least mentioned sex in the interview". I go outside for ME! Always have--especially in the summer when I could tan. Boy, the 3 summers I worked at the pool were fantastic! But now in these dinky claustrophobic apts.,I have to get out or go crazy. I couldn't get to sleep last night (or morning). I'd already taken Roxie out twice, so decided to take Millie out with me at 1 am. That's a good time to see the bunnies & there's also a fox roaming around here. Roxie went bounding past us to outside & she roamed for an hr. Could have killed her if I wasn't already afraid that's what might happen. She went up the hill & climbed BB's tree & many other places I couldn't get to for all the money in the world. Finally took a favorite & noisy toy to her & accidentally stepped on her tail. She screamed bloody-murder of course, but I had to seize the opportunity to grab her up. Have had to keep the water bottle at the door all today. And the bad health--forgot about Mike & the woman across the street from him had a heart attack & a triple by-pass. This is a Seniors' Community & the last place most will live unless they have to go to a Nursing Home. On the personal serious side, we got the update from Sammy's follow-up yesterday. The Dr.is removing the defibulator & calling in hospice. We are all crushed. But this is a part of life whether we like it or not. Keep us in your thoughts, please. You know what it's like to lose a good friend. So to my good friend & his pooch, 'night!~~
By beckysdad on Mar 31, 2014 at 3:48 PM
That was a heck of a comment you left on the blog. Becky isn't a perfect pooch though she is a very happy one. That's about all we can reasonably strive for. I'll settle for the title of happy hoomin as anything more is laughable. Actually the second ear went pretty quickly and easily after learning on the first one. Take care of your girls and that knee.
By beckysdad on Mar 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Excellent! I was afraid that your knee problems would impact your ability to get the girls outside for some fresh air. I should have known that BB would help draw you out in spite of the physical discomfort and less than stellar weather conditions. My gosh, the list of folks in your life having health issues keeps getting bigger. That's a trend that needs to stop. Warm weather and better health headed your way!!
By venusdemilo on Mar 28, 2014 at 5:43 AM
Au contraire, Doubting Thomas! The stroller gets twice as much use as long as it's not WET or so terribly strong & cold WIND And esp. since BB is back. But I usually always take it to the mailbox & I've started walking with Linda & her ferocious 5# Yorkie & I made her so nervous swaying when just using my cane, so I use my walker or take one of the girls on a ride. (Oh yeah, there are several females hanging around, but no one is interested yet.) The stroller has always 'doubled' as a walker for me, though if I fell, I'd had one less mouth to feed Yes, the situation with Sam is heart-wrenching, but we'll just have to play & pray it out. But in addition, my aunt has been in intensive care for 3 wks. & is now in rehab (she's going to start yelling soon to go home to hubby of 62 yrs.. Uncle had hip replacement repair the other day since she's gotten better. Carol had to be taken to the hospital Monday, but she was in a good mood yesterday afternoon. I'm not sure if the 'rehab center' has sunk in with her either, but we're better than many, many others. So fill your glass up a little more. & I think I'm going back to bed as it's one of those rainy soggy days when you just want to pull the cover over your head since the cats had you up between 1am & 4:30 am. Later~
By beckysdad on Mar 27, 2014 at 9:27 PM
Well I hope you and your medical team are able to come up with something that brings you some relief and allows you to come back to play. I suspect the stroller isn't getting much use these days. That's too bad. I'm very sorry to hear about the situation with your friend too. It doesn't seem like anybody is catching a break back there. I do hope that changes
By venusdemilo on Mar 27, 2014 at 7:49 PM
WOW! Thanks a bunch. Once you know where it is, it's a lot better than before. But we 3 girls are about ready for bed now, so we'll try it tomorrow. I'm gonna set a goal to reply to one message & do one LOL. That shouldn't be too painful to my butt & keep my spirits happy with Rx laughter! How did you know *I* was the brainless beauty? Oh, yes, that darn beautiful avatar always gives me away. ~~
By beckysdad on Mar 27, 2014 at 7:05 PM
Right next to your avatar in the upper right hand corner is the Create link. That opens a pop up window and in the bottom corner of that one you can find the button for making a comic strip. Have fun!
By venusdemilo on Mar 27, 2014 at 5:33 PM
Hi Guy--The brainless beauty can't find the location for making comix Lols! Help!!
By beckysdad on Mar 25, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Dtoh...I'd typed out a message to respond to your note about mixed reviews from the kittehs. I don't know what happened to it. The kisses are more telling than the hisses. All cats hiss...not all cats kiss so you must be doing something right. I'm glad to hear that BB is serenading you once again. Is he still cheating on you with that other bird? Now it's not just the knee...you suspect you've got a brain problem? I could have told you that. But I suspect you're more concerned about the falling and the dropping rather than smart aleck comment I'm making. I hope either they find nothing (meaning no problem...not no brain) or that they find something very minor that was causing the problem that they can easily fix.
By venusdemilo on Mar 25, 2014 at 8:13 AM
I meant to say thank goodness about your Dad & Sylvia & sad about cataff's puter. Geez that's a huge typo that could make one to lose a very, very, good friend!
By venusdemilo on Mar 25, 2014 at 8:06 AM
Thank goodness about your Dad, Sylvia, and cataff's puter. It's because she's on it constantly! But she needs it desperately! Did you read my message earlier? A few weeks ? maybe a month? About my "pets"? I still can't believe that deal with Millie! Even though she hasn't 'kissed' me again, she still does my fingers & maybe one day she'll do my lips again. No the knee isn't really behaving, but it may be more then the knee. For the last several months I've been falling alot, dropping things, other crazy things, etc. Instead of ortho, may have to see neuro doc.I think I REALLY want to talk to him. Say hello to the folks & I am really happy about the good results from his surgery. ~~
By beckysdad on Mar 25, 2014 at 7:48 AM
Dad is recovering from surgery to have an aortic aneurism repaired and he's doing well. Syl is safe and sound. She's living down in Bend Oregon now so she's way out of the affected area. I'll tell her you were worried about her though. I hope your knee is behaving itself.
By venusdemilo on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:52 AM
Sent you a message, then EDed briefly that something happened with your dad. So very sorry and hope all will be okay. Heavens, someone send a message after they hear from Syl,. dgreenspot, & others from the othhers near that horrible mudslide.
By venusdemilo on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:38 PM
Just popping in for a few minutes to answer messages & check on peeps. BB is back & serenades me when it's not raining. Millie kissed me for the first time ever (licked my lips--had started licking my fingers some months ago), & Roxie HISSED at me! I guess 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Hope this finds you & Becky & the folks doing great! Scritches & smuggles~~
By beckysdad on Feb 13, 2014 at 5:49 AM
I'm glad to hear that your utilities are hanging in there. That sure allows one to focus on the beauty rather than the harsher potential realities. Winter is best viewed from inside a window...near a roaring fire...with your favorite hot beverage. Paws had already EDd here so she could learn if you were okay and she was quite relieved...we sure have some good peeps around here.
By venusdemilo on Feb 13, 2014 at 2:20 AM
Snowed all nignt. but still have power. Not so in many parts of the state. Is beautiful with the security lights shining on it. Proves pictures can be deceiving. Anyway, pass it on please==I'm going back to bed!
By beckysdad on Feb 12, 2014 at 9:27 PM
In September the folks and I are renting an RV and driving up to Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. It will be just less than two weeks we'll be gone. We're all very much looking forward to it. I'm reading that power is out to 400k homes in Atlanta...nasty. I'm glad you're safe inside and I sure hope you've laid in a bunch of supplies for the duration. I was also hoping to hear some better news on the knee front for you. Short of another surgery is there something concrete that can be one to improve that situation? Enjoy the beauty of the storm from safely inside your home and be well...K?
By venusdemilo on Feb 12, 2014 at 7:14 PM
I know it's my fault, but I don't know anything about "the big trip". And it seemed like you were a little hesitant like there's been some problem, but I sure hope not. Thanks for the well wishes for me. My Dr. is going to be so p'd at me as I still haven't gone back to him or had the MRI. Haven't had the horrible leg junk as before, but of course the right knee is ALWAYS in pain & now I'm beginning to notice it some in my left knee. I just don't want any more surgery, so I'll take it a step at a time. We got the whole package of the storm, except we still have power--so thankful. I told Mike that if the power went out for an hour, I'd be calling him & going to pick him up to get his 'warmth'. That won't happen no matter what. Went to investigate much earlier today & my car is totally covered in ICE & frozen shut. And walking is almost impossible.The pics on the news with the x-way today is totally different from 2 weeks ago. Virtually no one on it. It's absolutely beautiful as it is though one of the cedar trees is leaning 2 separate ways. I think we've gotten all we're supposed to, but it will freeze REAL good overnight. J is bracing for it now. I see beside me where Paws was telling you she hopes I'm okay. Please have her ED this & I thank her so much, but I need to get off here now. Want to be able to come on maybe a few days each week, but just have to take it a big slow at first. Take care, my friend. "Sooner"~
By beckysdad on Feb 11, 2014 at 6:26 PM
I guess it's no great surprise that Mike wasn't doing what the doctors wanted...and that there's been a price to be paid for that. I hope they're able to get him patched up despite his activities. Becky came through her surgery just fine and has totally healed. You'd never know she had the surgery at all other than her long whiskers haven't come back fully yet. That's all behind her now and she's doing great. The folks are hanging in there pretty well. Knock wood...but it seems like we should be able to do the big trip in September. Something could come up between now and then but all indications are that they'll be good to go. We've had fun doing a bit of planning each week when I see them. In reality, I pretty much have it all planned out. It won't take long to do the rest of it and there's time still. Since we're going right after Labor Day there's less of a crush or need for reservations. I'll still do that, though. Other than fatigue coming easily, how are you holding up? It sounds like the kittehs are a real joy though I suspect there are some Roxie stories. It's good to hear from you.
By venusdemilo on Feb 11, 2014 at 5:07 PM
Your message got buried under others. Mike is doing ok. Got tubes, etc. taken out somewhere around end of year. As I suspected, he hardly ever used his wheelchair & the incision up at the top of his foot near his toes (on bottom of foot) did heal like it should, so he's still having to go to the wound Dr. & also get grafts applied when it has healed correctly. The grafts comes from infants foreskins. So now we know they had an important role, but it made both of us shiver. Poor babies. I've always wondered why in the world don't they numb it some--or at least give them a few squirts of Jim Bean. How's Dad &, of course, Mom? Anything concerning Becky's surgery? I sure hope she won't need plastic surgery or a face lift. We're predicted to have a terrific ice storm coming in overnight. I'm stocked up on everything but heat. I terribly anxious about losing power. Today would have been Mother's 78th birthday--an easily attainable age, but -----. Dad & Jeane are coming about once a week & work so hard, I get totally exhausted--takes me 2 days to recoup! Millie is more loving than she's ever been & little stinker, aka Roxie, is a rebellious teen, but continue to give me lots of laughs. Hope all is well with all there--& that y'all will start getting record breaking rain.Scritches & smuggles from bonks & licks!!!! ~Deb
By beckysdad on Jan 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM
That's a cute and heartwarming story. I'm glad to hear the the item tossing off the headboard has stopped. How's Mike doing?
By venusdemilo on Jan 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM
So, I had accumulated a large basket of cat toys & actually Millie hadn't played with them for some years. She & the others mostly laid out on the chest to do bird-watching & then fall asleep right there. When it was final that she & I were to move, I kept 3 toys just in case & gave the rest for my sis to take to her shelter. And sure enough, she didn't play with anything except the turbo-charger. So in comes Roxie & right after using the litter box, she went to the tubo (why I think she had been an indoor cat), but soon had dug out the toys & almost played them out. The next time I was at the store, there was a mouse--big enough that I could barely close my hand around it--& if you shook it from it's tail, it squeaked (nearly scared the cashier to pieces). When home & gave it to Roxie, it was love at first sight. She played with "mousie" almost non-stop. If she couldn't find him, she'd cry for me to help. If she found him, she came running to me with him in her mouth & meowing loudly to let me know. I noticed many times she played herself out & was cuddling him to her chest. Sometimes she didn't make it that far, so I'd put him to her chest. He was instrumental in stopping her from throwing things off the headboard. We played a game of throwing him back & forth from the headboard until I slowly calmed her down & we both fell asleep. About a month or more ago I was feeling bad (no hollering "so what's new") but since the fibro has flu-like symptons for a day or two, I really didn't pay much attention to it. But on the 3rd day, I knew I had something--a slight fever & didn't get out of bed most of the day (that I remember!). Sometime later in the day, I felt something very soft & fuzzy nudging a lot at my neck. Then I felt something not as fuzzy & had a hardness to it. I konked out for a while longer & then woke up all wet--I did have a light fever & it had broken. But then I saw "Mousie". Roxie realized I was sick & brought him to snuggle with me & make me feel better. In all the cats (& dogs) that I've had, I've never had one do that. I still marvel at how sweet & even how smart she was to do that. For a couple of weeks, she left him at the bed--like I needed him & she had 'given' him to me. If you think this is worthwhile & other friends would enjoy it, feel free to ask them to ED it. That is all for now~
By beckysdad on Dec 31, 2013 at 8:09 PM
Faved...and thanks. I hope you have a great new year. Skritches all around.
By venusdemilo on Dec 31, 2013 at 7:48 PM
http://cheezburger.com/7980682752 // Hi Guy! Whoops & Becky! I made this LOL 3 hrs. ago & it hasn't made it to DBs yet. Will you see if you can fave it? And of course, it's meant for you too--maybe especially. The 'story' will be coming up next, I promise! DMR~
By beckysdad on Dec 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Merry Christmas to you as well. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
By venusdemilo on Dec 25, 2013 at 8:35 AM
http://cheezburger.com/7972732416 // Late as always & need to get off here for a while. Would you send me a "testing" email so I can tell if ICHC has repaired my getting messages sent to email. Thanks & all the sentiments at the end are for you & precious Becky.
By beckysdad on Dec 18, 2013 at 1:56 PM
Most of the family will be gathering at the folks' place on the 22nd as there are so many different plans people have for the day itself. It will just be my older sister and I with the folks on Christmas Day. I'll be around for both parties, of course. The great grandkids will be getting their cradles on the 22nd. Enough about me...let me hear and endearing Roxie story.
By venusdemilo on Dec 17, 2013 at 8:54 PM
Yep to all you said--but I'm miffed about not getting my last 10 messages sent to my email. I don't think anything would change Becky, esp. her beauty, which I can tell comes from within. Looks like you've done a good job Dad! What are your holiday plans? Delivering the doll cradles? I've got a really great, sweet & precious one about Roxie next time! Soon~
By beckysdad on Dec 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM
It sounds like your holiday will be fairly low key. Just get through it with a minimum of pain and the maximum of snuggles with the kittehs. I'm glad that Mike is nearing the end of his treatment and that he's maintaining a sense of humor about it all. Becky is doing fine after getting her stitches out. Nobody has ever made any comment about her lip, either pre or post surgery. A black growth on a black dog doesn't attract much attention. The doctor did a fairly good job so once the fur grows back it will only be noticeable if you're looking for it. Regardless, she's the same sweet energetic dog that she was before so any small blemish on her face is of no moment. That's a cute story about the cats and the doors. It helps to have a fool proof routine to keep them from scampering out when you're coming in. The promise of cookies is a very attractive lure.