Sunday, September 29, 2019

Fall is Here!

Fall is here, and we are enjoying all of the seasons on our walks!

Today, the Donner Party set out...

Daisy rapidly became covered in vanilla sprinkles!
I don't mind going on Donner Party walks. I mean, not only does the weather keep me cool, but what with me being radioactive and all, I am certain that Lucy-Fur and Daisy will get eaten long before me...

You mean there were other doggies with us?  *smacks lips* 
Okay, I'm just kidding - I didn't eat my sisters. Too much fur and that black dog is possessed... Seriously, look at those eyes in the first photo!

But in the last week, we've had all sorts of seasons on our walkies...

Lookit the leaves!
You will notice that on the weekends I am still going on the 5+ mile walkie with Mom and Dad and the crazies.  I am feeling good, and eating many meals a day, and enjoying the walkies, and swimming, and all my usual funballs activities.

I really have been having fun with my swimming!

Tennis ball time!

Angela is definitely getting ready for the baseball post-season!

Kicky feets!
I have also been doing lots of posing for Mom, because, well, I can.

Mom is so keen on this photo that she printed it on a 20x30" metal. I look rather stunning, if I do say so myself!

That radiating light is all natural!

Did I mention that Fall is here?

My sisters are slowly learning how to pose, but I fear they still need some work. Still, it's a start!


The weather was wet this weekend, so Mom got some "dramatical" photographs of all of us.

Mom did try to get a photo of the three of us... I think she needs Dad's help to get all three of us together.
I try to keep my distance from them..
In my spare time, I have been helping Mom with her work (she sometimes works from home, and I have a nice comfy dog bed in the office so I can Think Deep Thoughts while Mom is working).

Zzzzzz... Mom.... Your works seems sort of boring to me; I'll just nap a bit...
And in case you needed a few more photos of me, here you go!

A rare sighting of the Loch Ness Fi-sters! Heehee!
Happy Fall to everyone!

*kissey face*
Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur

Monday, September 2, 2019

It's Been a While!

Hi! It has been something like 87 weeks since I was able to last cajole Mom into helping me with my bloggie, but here I am!  Before I catch you up on all that I've been doing (and I've got a gazillion photos for you!), Mom has something she wants to say....

Mom here. This is always a hard announcement to make, but for those of you who have not yet heard, three weeks ago an ultrasound found thickening in Fi's intestinal wall, and a week later she was diagnosed with T-cell GI lymphoma. Lymphoma is incurable in dogs, and the T-cell variety is terrible - the survival time can be short (median survival time is 3-6 months, although there is a fair amount of variance on either side of that median range), and for the best quality of life, Fi is on an aggressive chemotherapy treatment. The good news (such that it is) is that dogs tolerate chemotherapy well, and our insurance is very good about covering it. So, while the news is terrible, we will do everything we can to give her the best quality of life possible, and enjoy the time we have with her, however long that may be. Of course, we will keep you posted. For now, Fi is comfortable, eating well, still swimming, and in good spirits, and that is all we can ask for.

Blah, blah, blah. Mom talks a lot, and I have No Idea WHAT she is talking about. All I know is that I get lots of snacks, walks, and smooches.

I have been doing lots of the usual stuff, like going on long walkies....

I'm not all on my own - Mom just photoshopped Dad out of the picture!
And swimming (and getting massaged, of course)!

I have Crazy Toes and Angela has been temporarily decapitated!

Froggie leggies!

Turning kicky feet!

And even some tennis ball action! (Although I think the thrower/photographer is a bit out of practice - something to do with the next generation not ever quite figuring out what to do with tennis balls...)

What kind of throw was that?!?

Still the Queen!

I have also been spending lots of quality time with Mom and Dad, snoozling and letting Mom cook me all sorts of delicacies! 

The youngsters are still Complete Nutjobs.

Just. Plain. Nuts.

Um, yeah. And you wonder why Mom's tennis ball throwing is a bit rusty.

And they both are running around like Crazy Nutters.

And while Daisy can pull off the "No, I'm really totally normal look"....

It's all an act.  She's completely nuts.

Notice that eyeball that glows like the fires of Hell? Yep, total Demon Dog.

Even when I'm trying to look all regal, Crazy Daisy goes all "Dead Beetle" on me...

But lest I leave you with photos of the Crazy Youngsters, why don't you gaze upon me, instead? Mom has been doing some online photography classes (something about 'being in a rut' - I don't know what she means - unless photographing the Nutballs is making her feel like she's shoot the Same Thing Every Day - but it does mean lots of quality one-on-one Mom and Me time, and lots of snacks!), so there are lots of photos of me!

Mom keeps going back and forth on this photo - she doesn't like the harsh shadows on me, but she loves the colors. I personally love the snacks!

Mom says these never get old. I have to agree!

Mom has been working on getting better with backlighting - I like it because I'm not squinting into the sun!

Not part of what Mom has been working on, but I wanted to thank Granny and Grandpa for this really cool carpet!

Yes, I am stunning!

Have a great week, and I am sure Mom will keep you posted on all the stuff she was blather on about up above (I think she said something about LOTS of trips to the Magic Cheeseburger Window - and more ground bison for me!)

*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur