Friday, March 23, 2012

Sleeping with The Devil

As you know, I have a dog who I refer to with all the love in my heart as "Devil Dog". He brings me lots of joy and happiness and there is nothing like coming home and having somebody there who is just beyond himself with excitement to see me (that or he is excited to be let out of the crate and fed). At the last vet visit, he weighed in at about 40 pounds, so while not huge, he is a good sized fella. Unfortunately, I have allowed him to sleep with me and well here are some Picaso-esque renditions of how a typical night goes:
Lights Out - In this rendition, we are settled in. I am the greenish blob, usually sleeping on my side facing out. He is the brownish circle usually curled nicely at my knees or the small of my back.
Midnight-ish - You will notice that our positions are beginning to shift. I am now on my back and he had curled up under my arm with his head on my chest and often times breathing hot doggy breath in my face.

3 AM - I have started to shift to my stomach and he is taking over my pillow. I probably should have turned him around at this point because often times his legs are now poking me in the back and he is kicking me as he runs in his sleep.

Alarm Goes Off - You will see that I have pretty much shifted way down on the bed or more often than not, I am clinging to the side as he completely and totally takes over my spot in the bed.
On top of this, he snores. Not the sweet puffy kind of snoring but the peel the paint off the ceiling, 80 year old man with sleep apnea kind of snoring.
I know that I did bring this all on myself and I could easily correct this by not allowing him in my bed, but I'm just too soft....

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sara!!

I hope you have a birthday to beat all birthdays this year. I'm so happy to have you as a part of my life!! You deserve nothing but the best in all things and with your determination, big brain, sense of humor, and joyful soul I know that you will achieve exactly what you set out to do. You have taught me, your elder by many moons, so many things especially about how to face life head on. Thank you.

Also, we REALLY need to get some more pictures together....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

National Extraterrestrial Abduction Day

Yesterday was National Extraterrestrial Abduction Day, and sadly I missed giving it an appropriate shout out. Here are a couple of pictures of the Extraterrestrial Highway through Nevada. I actually took this road while traveling back to Texas from California. I have to say that drive was actually quite interesting. It was a couple of hours completely alone on the road where I did not see a single other vehicle, after a pickup truck passed me, where I had no radio reception and no phone reception....just me and my thoughts and a long straight road...

Now, if you are looking for a house and maybe want some excitement, I did find the following: Five Homes in UFO-Heavy Areas for Sale.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Yesterday was a bit of a disappointment. Sara and I were scheduled to go sky-diving yesterday morning, but stupid Texas weather caused us to have to reschedule. We went out to the location and, even though the instructor started off with "You will not be jumping today", we still went through the training. We rescheduled for April 7, so I have time to get all hyped up about it again.

Since we could not jump, we decided to stop off and have brunch at a cute little spot in downtown McKinney. We then wrapped things up and went our separate ways. Sara, I do believe, had a massage scheduled and I went home and tried to take a nap, although the hound was not in the mood to allow that.

The afternoon was wrapped up with me taking the hound to the vets as his coughing and sneezing is back. The vet informed me that his lungs are getting cloudy again, as they were before and his CBC came back showing he has another infection. They have referred me to a diagnostics center for animals for some more testing to determine exactly what is causing all of this chronic ickiness. Sigh, this free dog is getting very expensive...but I do love him and will have to make a decision about what to do with him depending on what the diagnostics are going to cost....