24 September 2008
21 September 2008
Our dog-sitter arrived last night a little early - so he could meet us and muzzer could show him the ropes. He kind of looked like a younger version of E.Beth's pals in Azrizona, cept he was more polite, I think.
He came fully equipped
He brought his i-pod
And his mobile phone.
Muzzer provided the canned cola, chips and salsa and the remote control.
Most of the time, he watched television, or talked on the phone. But he did give great butt scritches, and he kept Teka occupied so I could nap.
He gave us the treats muzzer had set out, but he did not give in to our earnest requests and begging, so we didn't get the cookies that muzzer has hidden, or any more than the two milkbone and one dental bone allottment (each) that she had specified.
He was quite good about letting us in and out. And in and out, and in and out.
Before he left, he turned on the football game for me.
All in all, it was not unbearable, and it did keep Teka from trying to rip my ear off when she got bored.
Muzzer and dad seemed to have a good time. Capitol Steps was funny, as usual, and one of the female members of the group is almost as short as muzzer (we all have things we notice, you know that!)
Muzzer said that they were equal opportunity, non-patisan satirists, which is always a disappointment to her. Dinner was good, but she was worried about me and Teka, so she and Dad skipped dessert after and came right home. First smart decision she made all day.
Her favorite song/skits of the show were "Midnight Raid on Georgia." and "Obama Mia" which you all can listen to on the Capitol Steps very own website.
That's all from here folks. This is Gussie, whining soff!
20 September 2008
15 September 2008
kisses to all
We got a box today with my name on it. Of course, it also had Teka's name on it. And this one had Muzzer's name on it too!
It sure smelled good, but we have learned to let muzzer open boxes, because sometimes we kill a stuffy or two before she even gets a picture.
So...the first thing out of the box is a book! Now, this box doesn't smell like books to me, but of course, we know muzzer and her obsessions, so what do you think she pulled out firstest?
Yup. And this is a book she hasn't read yet! That is not all that common, particularly if it has a dog on the cover! So she is looking forward to reading it tonight and tomorrow and maybe even a bit on Wednesday, depending on how much else she gets done! She says thank you thank you thank you.
But there were lots of other things too...a booda rope bone, some doggie cookies, and Sunny and Scooter's favorite brand of Bully Sticks! ymmmmmm..Cain't hardly wait to get my chompers into those!
And some neato dental chews, a whole whopping box of Jumbones, which Teka says are all hers because her picture is on the box. What do you think? Does that look like Teka? Oh, and this really cute little lambie! Kinda makes you smile just to look at her, doesn't it?
And yummy chicken chews.. there goes my diet! Muzzer has put all of them except the booda bone back in the box, and she will be passing them out for a long time. We do that mainly because Teka does not know how to share.
11 September 2008
And this is a lamp that muzzer is freaky about. Don't ask me why. I don't have a clue.
And this is a chair with an ottoman that matches. And it reeclinz. And dad thinks it is very comfortable, if only it had a lamp and a rug. But muzzer says to go eat grass, cause she is buying stuff when she finds it, and if he wants to help, he is welcome to come along. We gotted a sofa too, but it gots a cover over it to keep me and Teka from eating our bones and stuff on it. Someday we will put a pixure up, if we have company and the sofa gets out of the cover thingy.
There is some justice in the world, because muzzer came back to the house and gave Teka a bath in the kitchen sink. Now, this is no dog spa, but we do have a nice squirter thingy on a long stretchy hose, and if she puts towels down, Teka says it is not too bad. Muzzer used the good lavendar shampoo to see if it really has a calming effect. (NOPE!)
Bath is over, here is Teka counting spots to make sure Muzzer didn't wash any off.
And here is my saddle after I was groooommmmmed. I think she did a good job!
Here Teka and I check one another out carefully to make sure there are no impostors!
And here I am doing a quality control check on the shampoo to make sure Teka still smells kinda like Teka. So if she runs into Swede William, he will recognize her. Yup.
08 September 2008
Can you see the knots with the thread stuff hanging off? At first, muzzer thought those were the only stitches. But when the swelling went down, she could tell that there are six tiny stitches between the big knotty ones. And so you can all go OOH and AHH at the vets skill
07 September 2008
Actually, for all her other faults, Teka has been very accurate in reporting on how Gus is getting along. If anything, she has understated the improvement.
ALL of the swelling/fluid in the pocket has gone down. Rich says this is because he is the doctor in the family, and he was most diligent in applying hot packs. Seeing the state of the bathroom, I believe him.
Gus has much more pep than he did on Thursday morning when I left. My guess is that the Auntie Bye Otick has done a good job on the infection that no one but me could smell.
Rich reports NO leaking from the wound, and it has certainly dried up nicely to my uninformed eyes. My initial estimate of fourteen stitches was a bit short. With all the swelling gone, I can now count 26 on the surface. I will have to ask the Doctor if she wrote that down.
I will have pictures tomorrow, I promise.
As for miss TEKA, please do not be looking for any of my sweaters in the mail, regardless of her promises. I'm sorry...I have a feeling that this may be my first winter in many to really enjoy my winter clothes. Maybe next year doggies.
TEKA has been grounded from the computer for a week. Maybe more, I haven't had time to read all the posts, and I don't know what outrageous remarks and promises she made in comments, but I apologize/retract them. Sheesh.
Anyway, I am glad to be home. I think.
05 September 2008
Well, dad is in charge this weekend, so the treats are cut back, there are no leftovers, and we watch every baseball game on TV! The up side of this is that I pretty much get to run the place, and today, I cleaned out muzzer's closet and made a really neat pillow case out of two sweaters that said they were cashmere, but I thing they are only angora. That will teach them to lie on their tags! HAH.
Oh, you want to know how Gussie is doing?
OH! That Gussie. Well, I guess he is OK. Whatever they did to him when they made muzzer wait outside of the room must've been good for him, because his Rodney pocket is hardly swollen at all. Of course, he is sad because he misses his muzzer, but I told him that tomorrow I will make him a pillow cover out of two other sweaters that I found today. That should help, right?
I'm gonna go now and see if I can get that cell phone of Dad's to work so I can call Swede William.
03 September 2008
Well, we won. And so yesterday, the mail lady brought us this envelope, and after we said "Thank you, Ma'am" (this is Mayemphis you know!) me and Teka turned to muzzer and said "openitopenitopenit! nownownownownow!)
And, inside there were lots of really neat stuff...First there was this plasticpoopbag bag, an excellent accessory to use when walking doggies. It has a copper doggie on it, and Teka says it is definitely SwedeWilliam, not SamIAm!
Then there were two dressy collars, one for me and one for Teka Toy. This is Mayemphis you know, and we need to dress up more often than we did in Azrizona!
And Swede William sent Teka another heart to put on her collar, which we will do as soon as we wash the collar. My Teka is a dirty little doggie! We wash that pink collar about once each week. Sheesh. But she really loves it, cause it was her very firstest present from Swede William.
Then there was my ICE CREAM CONE!!!! I have been waiting and waiting for this to arrive. As soon as muzzer got it out of the wrappers, I ran for the safest place in the house......right under dad's desk, between his feet and the wall
The second picture shows a bit more of the Ice Cream cone, and why muzzer worries about me getting tangled up in cords and things when I go under there.
Here are two pretty good shots of me enjoying my cone.
You also get a pretty good shot of the rodney pocket and my stitches as a bonus prize!
And now, Teka has something to say:
The card you sent was very sweet
The collars are a special treat
I know you said the white was mine
I think the black looks very fine
The contrast is better, as you can see
And the black one makes me look SEXY!
many kisses to Swede William, and please tell him I will save the white one for my next visit.
Oh, and if the muzzer here can ever master photography, I will have better shots for his enjoyment!
xxooxxoo Teka Toy!
Still with us? Ok...here is a closeup of the curvy tip,
Hanging in there? Well, we didn't take a picture of the bowl we use to catch the drainage for the first few minutes, full or empty, it isn't very pretty.
And, finally, a fairly good view of the Rodney Pocket pre flushing this morning.
Umm...scuse me guys, my stomach is doing flip flops trying to write about this....so even though I really am feeling finejustfine, I am gonna lay down for a little bit!
(FINE in our house means, Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Excitable. muzzer)
02 September 2008
Then, my blog pal Abby was not feeling well yesterday and ended up at the vets. She is doing a little better, and gets to come home later today, but please go visit and tell her mom you are thinking of them. Moms and muzzers seem to have a hard time with sick doggies.
AND...when I woke up this morning I thought Rodney had come back to visit! Or at least a small part of him. And I got pretty excited. But muzzer had to go and freak out and take me to the vet again! And it wasn't Rodney. It was just some old fluid build up in the pocket where Rodney lived. Darn. But it was kind of amusing to watch muzzer during the process....
So, today it turned out that the vet was crowded in the back because they have, like, FIFTY evacuee animals that they are boarding! So the vet just called in the tech person and they lanced the two holes where the drains were. And it went WHOOSH! And I said "yike"