Thursday, September 3, 2009

Post OP

Well I guess Dottie's pain only lasted for 36 hours which is good as far as being in pain goes. But not so good from the "keep her calm for two weeks" stand point. Seriously Dottie you can't rough house with the other dogs and water is off limits........ swimming in it that is!

Is it September 15th yet??

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Baby

Poor Dottie had her "surgery" yesterday. Oh my word I've never had a dog cry so much, the poor thing just didn't know what hit her. On the ride home I sat in the backsit because she was so restless and uncomfortable and wouldn't stop moving around. Once home she got her pain meds but still cried. She just wanted me to hold her..............I'm tellin' you this dog is part human!!

Poor poor sad Dottie!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Over the past two weeks or so I have thought a lot about Mom, aka Nana. Sometimes it is just hard to wrap my brain around the fact she is not a phone call away. But I've learned I don't need a phone call to talk to Mom. I've learned that when I try to emulate her example of caring, sharing, and friendship (and the list goes on) I've actually grown closer to her and feel her spirit live on in me.

Recently our Relief Society lesson was on friendship. Joseph Smith taught that friendship unites the human family, dispelling hatred and misunderstanding. This really struck me as I read the lesson. We always tried to teach our kids......friends may come and go but families are forever. That's not to say we haven't had our differences but as Joseph Smith taught "I don't care what a man's character is; if he's my friend -- a true friend, I will be a friend to him...helping him out of his difficulties."

Today I'm grateful for the wonderful example of Mom.