Friday, January 25, 2013

Meet Josie...

Lounging on the deflated air mattress...Shelby tried to sleep on.
Allow me to introduce you to Josie.  She's Dumpling's not so little neurotic black lab.  She has a lovely huge yard to play in all day long, but sometimes when her friend across the street is out, she decides it doesn't suit her fancy, so she escapes.  She's never bothered anyone, that we're aware of.  Well, until right before Christmas.  The neighbors across the street called 911 on her...SERIOUSLY?  We're pretty sure she was just sitting in their driveway barking for her friend to come out to play, but they decided she was a nuisance.  (I should mention that their dog has shown up multiple times looking for Josie since she's been in lock-up) The officer that showed up apparently felt the need to call for backup...Josie decided to RUN!!  The officer said that she took off behind the fence and the next thing he knew she was back on the right side of the gate.  Crazy ass dog.  

Please, pretty please let me out.  I'm sooooo BORED!!
Thinking/hoping that she learned her lesson, Dumpling left her in the fence again the next day.  Unfortunately, when he got home there was another neighbor walking Josie down the street, trying to figure out where she lived.  Her leg was mangled and bloody...we assumed from getting hung up in the fence during her escape.  After a pricey trip to the Emergency Vet, we were pretty certain she was hit by a car and would probably need surgery.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!  Roughly $3k later, we've got a gimp dog that thinks she's Wonder Woman.  Other than her peg leg (splint), you wouldn't know she's been hurt.  

I began this post a month ago and just haven't had a chance to come back to it.  I believe we're on week 5 of that crazy ass dog's recovery.  She has been serving time in Dumpling's mom's garage.  Bless his mom's heart, she's been having to walk her twice a day...and when I say that I really mean Josie walks her.  Josie's adjusted well to prison life and having to be walked on a long as she doesn't go home.

Josie trying to break up mine and Dumpling's goodbye kiss.
When I say crazy, I'm really not kidding.  She is an attention whore.  She's worse than the girls when it comes to trying to separate me and Dumpling from moments of affection.  If we're standing up, maybe kissing hello or goodbye...she's using her whole body to push in between us and jump up and join the party (and she's successfully slipped me the tongue TWICE).  If we're sitting on the couch and she hears us even move a muscle, she's up making sure we're not doing anything we're "not supposed" to be doing...she'll typically push between our legs and the coffee table and slap her front paw in one of our laps, holding our hands down and trying to get in one of our laps.  Yep, she's a 90+ pound lap dog.

At night, she's not allowed to sleep in the bedroom with us.  But as soon as someone gets up to go to the bathroom, she's like cat burglar waiting for her window of opportunity.  Dumpling's bedroom is DARK and Josie is BLACK.  Well one night, he got up to grab something to drink or something.  He came back in the bedroom, shut the door, crawled back into bed...and all the sudden we both said in unison "She's in here!!"  She was right at my ear before she chomped her jaw!!  Dammit Josey!!! 

Dumpling sprang her from captivity last weekend to try and give his mom a break, but that crazy ass dog WILL NOT do her business in HER yard while on a leash.  She's too busy sniffing around, trying to figure out who's been in HER territory!! 

Yeah, sit right I'm gonna FART on you!!
She's already been welcomed into our family, as if she's been there all along.  While she was out on her weekend pass, she got to hang with my dad and Snickers while Dumpling & I went out to dinner.  When we got back, she was laid out on the dog beds in dad's room.  She's also already decided that my house is her territory too.  She barks at anyone in their own driveways on my street...she even let Slou have it for walking up the stairs.  It's hilarious to watch her think about playing with Snickers and him completely going limp and letting her be the dominate.  I can't wait to see them interact once her cast comes off.

All parties involved are praying that next Wed. will be her release date. Last weekend she was dreaming of chasing squirrels and whimpering in her sleep.  I really think we should record her release back into the wild...something tells me it's gonna be a moment worth capturing on video....and then she needs a BATH!!!

I'm totally out of practice!!  I forgot to remind you new readers to follow me on Facebook here and on Twitter here!!  Thanks y'all!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

GFC Blog Hop

It's Tuesday again which means it's time for the GFC Blog Hop!
When I want to follow a blog the first thing I look for is GFC (Google Friend Connect), it's so easy and  nice to be able to go and see all of the blogs you follow in one spot. It's really a great tool to have. 
One side note- Did you know you can follow through GFC using your Twitter Account? TRUE, it's definitely an option!
Ok, so let's get to the party, shall we?
RULES are simple:
1. Follow your host via GFC
The First link below
2. Follow your co-hosts via GFC
The Next 8 links below
3. Link up below using your main blog url not a specific post.
4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link up and follow them via GFC 
and if you want to leave them a comment, I'm sure they'd appreciate that as well.
5. Tweet about this blog hop
6. Share about this blog hop by grabbing a button and putting it on your sidebar!
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Monday, January 21, 2013

2013...So Far Kinda Blows

Don't let the title of this post confuse you.  I'm happier than I have EVER been.  I'm in love with an amazing man that would move heaven and earth to make me happy.  I have high hopes that in reality 2013 is going to be an amazing year for us.  But right now, 21 days into the year...I'm just sad.

My Gramma passed away week before last...and although it was expected and it was definitely her time, I miss her.  I really didn't shed many tears at the time, but I think it's caught up with me now.  She was an amazing woman and I'm so grateful that God picked her to be my grandmother.  She was a feisty fun Gramma.  She clogged long into my childhood.  She sang all the time.  She was a talented artist...and she had a hysterical sense of humor, even after Alzheimer's took most everything from her; she would crack jokes and act silly.  I love you Gramma.

My morning started off great today.  Most Monday mornings don't begin with me waking up next to the man of my dreams.  It just so happened that it's MLK day and the girls are not only out of school today, but they were both spending the night out last I got to spend an extra night with him.  So for all intents and purposes, I should be in a fantastic mood!!!  I was...even when I was walking his crazy ass dog up and down the street begging her to poop.  Even when I had to leave before him to get to work.  

But then as I was making my trek into the office, I had to pass the cemetery.  The one where my best friend is buried.  The one that I pass on a regular basis now, but haven't made the time in a while to just stop by.  I always think of her when I drive past.  Some times I even say "hi" out loud.  This morning I said "Good Morning Ter...I miss you!!" and then I promptly lost it.  I haven't truly shed tears for her in months.  She's been gone over 7 years now and not a day goes by that I don't think of her, but I haven't bawled my eyes out over the void she left in my heart in a long time.  Apparently today is the day that I'm making up for that lost time.  

I called my sister wife, expecting her to cheer me up.  But what does that bitch do?  She starts crying with me!!!  I had an intense dream on Friday night that I lost her too.  I don't remember the details of the dream, but I woke up devastated and paralyzed with fear.  It took a while to catch my breath and convince myself that it wasn't real.  So, just so we're clear...Chiquita, Lollipop & Sunflower; y'all are not allowed to go anywhere for a VERY long time.  I need your crazy asses to balance me out...and Dumpling, I love you so much it takes my breath away and this sadness has absolutely nothing to do with "us". 

Then add that the Falcon's broke my heart just a little bit yesterday too...and you've got all of the ingredients for a perfect storm.  Hopefully writing about all of this will get it off my chest and I'll be done with the tears and go on to have a fabulous Monday.

PS: I'm co-hosting the GFC Blog Hop tomorrow.  Check back in the morning to hop along with us and find some new blogs worth following.