Sunday, January 27, 2008

How to Save a Dog's Life!

About a week or so, I came home to a shocking scene. I had a candy dish on my coffee table that was full of chocolate. Mind you it had been there for a few days, undisturbed. I noticed on the floor all the chocolate wrappers all over the living room floor. I looked up to see the candy dish was empty. Only one culprit, Addy, my six-year old Golden Retriever.

She seemed fine, but I knew chocolate could be deadly to dogs. It was around 8 or 9 on a Sunday, so I knew I couldn't take her to the vet. I called the animal emergency clinic, knowing what they would tell me. The vet there told me to give her some peroxide and make her throw up.

I grabbed the $0.33 bottle of peroxide and proceeded to try to force it down her throat, which of course she was not going to have it. So I thought I'd just see if she'd lap it. To my surprise, she lapped right out of the measuring spoon. Presto, within 5 minutes, problem solved.......all over the kitchen rug.

So Addy is a survivor! It just goes to show that my dog, will truly eat anything!

The Evidence

Little Miss Innocent

The Solution

Aren't you glad I spared you the aftermath pic?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Good Day!

Even though this has been the last day of break for me, and I have been dreading going back to work, it has been a great day!

I got a call from Jeff Gearhart this morning and I was able to talk him into bringing the fam to meet us for lunch after church. I love the Gearharts, Jeff and Amy. I am IN love with their precious kids. If you haven't had the pleasure of their company, it would be worth your time. The whole family is a delight!!!

I went to workout this afternoon, and went back to their new house. I got to be in charge of playing with the kids while Jeff and Amy worked on the house. We put Cooper's Hot Wheels Construction Rig together, and colored in the big Barbie coloring book with Noelle (Noni) and Abby.

Sigh, a good day indeed!

Abby, Cooper, me, and Noni (check out her cutie little smirk!)