I know I've been totally MIA here lately. Things got really complicated here. 1st off all the babies are doing great. Nanuchy (terrorX) even let Sonja (sheltie) sleep on her doggy bed with her (well only the one in the living room lol).
Well everyone let the voting begin :) Dory from Dory's Backyard has open up the voting polls for her 2009 smiley fest. If you check out the post from 10/26/09 you can see all the pics of all the pets entered :) There are 4 polls and Patachou is in the first one. Please please vote for my smiley boy!!!
(I know this is a day early but since I have all my pics on this computer I wanted to make sure I got them out there)
Tomorrow (10/24/09) Nanuchy will be 14 yrs old. Woot. I'm extra excited about this since she was sooo sick back in Aug. Happy Birthday baby!! Mama loves you lots!! She was my very 1st completely my dog!
This morning is was raining buckets lol (well actually it's still raining buckets lol). I'm not complaining since it seems everywhere around Houston got rain except where I live. Nanuchy (terrorX) was extra grouchy. Not only did I wake her up before 9 am (considering I have to be at work by 8:30 lol), but when we went on a walk I made her wear her rain jacket (see not smiling in this pic sigh). Sonja (sheltie) isn't exactly excited about either. Then again it had been thundering and she hates thunder, and I had an umbrella and umbrellas worry her lol. But when you live in a 1 bedroom apt, 2 wet dogs can smell well kinda damp lol. Also I groomed them on Sunday I would like the bath to last at least a couple of more days lol.
I know I haven't posted much about Czarina (Russian Tortoise). I wanted to give her time to settle in and get bolder and more comfortable with me before going all paparazzi on her lol. I was trying to get a nice profile pic of her but she wasn't too happy with me holding her like that lol.
Well I'd actually planned on doing this blog yesterday but totally forgot lol. I took some pics of my girls out for a walk the other day. Weather is beautiful and for once the humidity has been low too. Nothing like 70 in the am with only 50% humidity.
I just realized my blog had received several awards and I had forgotten to post them (roll up newspaper and hit myself over head lol). So here we go. On all the awards, I'm passing them on to all of you!
Here are the rules:
"When accepting this award, you must blog about the food you have stolen when your humans were not watching. If you have never stolen any food, you must have been a really good pup! You can accept this yummy tray of cookies as your reward! Next add the logo for this award to your blog (optional!), then nominate at least 5 other furry blogs and let them know by leaving a message on their blogs"
On Monday I had to take Nanuchy back to the vets. You can imagine how thrilled she was to be back, and for you who are keeping count that is 3 vet visits in 2 weeks. Unlike Patachou who loved going to the vets, Nanuchy not so much. The night before she had had horrible diarrhea. It seems Little Ms Thing decided to pick up something on one of the walks (since really she didn't have enough going on lol) and she was loaded with bacteria (vets words lol). So she got 3 additional meds to help her feel better. She lost another lb between Friday and Monday. She has lost 4 lbs since May and now weighs 23.5 lbs.
I dropped Nanuchy off at the vets this morning for her ultrasound and urine culture. I just got off the phone with Nanuchy's vet. It's official she is in kidney failure, sigh. Because her kidneys aren't working well, the toxins are getting into her system which is why she is throwing up. And also which accounts for her drinking so much water. Her vet wants to try a few things out to keep her quality of life good and was happy to hear that her quality of life is the most important thing to me and that I will let her go when these things don't work anymore, but without going to extremes.
I meant to post this on Friday. On Saturday Sonja turned 10 yrs old. She has come a long way in the last 6 yrs especially the last 3. As sweet as she is, she really isn't too bright lol. A lot of the time you look into her eyes and I swear her brain is out to lunch LOL.
Mother Nature is just having a great old time here in Houston TX. In the last 10 days we have gotten around 14 inches of rain, which would have been ok if it had been around an inch a day, but nooooo it is coming in batches and we are flooding all over the place. Last night the storms were going on forever and we woke up to a flooded Houston again. Most of the schools are closed today or will open later.
This is Czarina. She is a female Russian tortoise. I decided she needed a regal name lol. I think she is 3-5 yrs old, will get confirmation from my reptile vet when she goes in for a visit. I haven't measured her yet but think she is around 4 inches from head to tail across the shell not counting head and tail. She might grown another couple of inches. She didn't come from the best situation. She is in need of some really good food and TLC. Overall she looks pretty good considering her beginning in life. I hadn't planned on adding her to my family but you know how things work out lol.
Here you see Pookie (smaller turtle on left side), Pebbles (larger turtle on right side), Hoover (pleco on left side) and Humphrey (pleco on right side). They have been living in my 125 gallon tank. The turtles are Red Eared Sliders. Yesterday was a full day for them, but let me give you their background story first.
Almost 6 yrs ago my late ex-mil adopted Sandi (sheltie) at 4 yrs old. Sandi also known as CH Kismet's Sandra Dee, totally bonded with her. After ex-mil's death I inherited Sandi and Sonja (her cousin). Sandi was never the same, her little heart broke when her mama died. She still was flirty and outgoing, and very much independent, and she never forgot her first mama.