Good morning friends. It is raining for a change. For the last three months we have had only 1.6 inches of rain!!! Before yesterday we were 18 inches short of normal rain fall. It rained yesterday and it is raining today at least for now!!! The first week-end Bambi spent with me it rained all week-end long!!! It never stopped. She was a puppy, well 5 months old and she wanted to be out side and she wanted to play too!! So we were outside and we played in the rain!!! She loved it. I and she were wet the whole week-end long!!!! We walked and walked!!! She never did like to play ball. I think that is the sight hound in her. My other sight hounds didn't like to play ball either. They loved their stuffies and loved to chew on bones and play tug of war but no ball.
Amanda Joker Bruce My Babies for the last 30 years!!! All now at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for their mommy. All out there in our pet cemetery with a few cats.
We had high hopes for a garden this year and some things have been wonderful, but not everything!!!! It has been too HOT HOT HOT!!!! It has been to dry. Although the last 3 days it has rained a little. One day we got a tenth, the next 2 tenth and yesterday 5 tenths. It is heading in the right direction. I love all of you my Friends, Fern
Hi Friends in Blogville, Today's post is all about you!! You my friends!! When I lost Bambi 3 weeks ago tomorrow you were all there for me. Saying the words that I needed to hear. You were so sympathetic and kind with those Oh so important words. You all have helped me more than I can express. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. I miss her and I talk to her all day long!!! She will always live in my heart forever. I received 106 comments from you who came to visit and tell me how sorry you were that she had died. It was such a shock to me b/c she had not been sick until she was so sick so fast. It was all over in 2 days!! She died with her head in my lap, me sitting on the floor with her talking to her with my hand on her chest feeling her heart!!! I felt it stop, it just stopped!!! I was in shock!!!! Anyway people and dogs and cats thank you so much!!! I don't know what I would do without you all!!! I would be a very lonely old woman with out you guys!!! Thank you!!!
Morning Blogville Friends. Having trouble loading pictures today. I will try again. These are not my first choice but I'll take what I can get. The picture of me wearing my Love vest (that is what I named it) that I put on my lost post I thought I would show the front here. The vest got some interest. Then sweet Bambi in her chair. Bambi loved her chair and that is where she was in the day time until she got where she wouldn't get in her chair any more. Some people said get her a stool so she could get in and out of her chair. I did that. But she never got in her chair again. I think it hurt her to move her body the way she had to to get in or sleep in the chair so we got her some joint pills hoping that would make her more comfortable. The pills did help her a lot but she she still never got back in her chair so Tom took it to the shop for people to wait in. The picture above that is our one and only pet now who is also very old. She is 18 to 20 years old and she takes Joint pills meant for a cat too!! Summer starts tomorrow and we have had the HOTTEST spring on record and one of the dries.
Hi dear Friends, Above a Baltimore Album quilt I saw and took a photo of in the big quilt show in Paducah Ky back in 99. When I lost Amanda I made this vest in her memory. I wish I could make something for Bambi. We are talking tree in Bambi's memory . Maybe a pink dog wood tree.? We use to have 8 to 10 hummers every year. Then 04 happened and we had one hurricane scare after the other all hurricane season. The hummers left that season and didn't come back for two years. Then when they did come back they came in fewer numbers. This year we only have two and neither is male. Bambi Bambi Bambi why did you leave me????????????? When we first started our life together she had been adopted out 3 times before me. People had her spayed in fact she still had her stitches in her when I got her. People had bought her a crate and some toys and all that came with her when she came home with me that day. People kept bring her back to the shelter and I have no idea why. She was the sweetest puppy you ever would meet. She wanted to please so much. Probably about 2 weeks into our life together we were coming home from an outing and I stopped out at the mail box. I use to drive a Ford extended cab truck. I opened the door to get out and she came out and I caught her in midair!!!!! I shoved her back in the truck and said NO NO and she never again got out of the truck until told to, including she last trip to the vets 2 weeks and a day ago. One time was all it took!!! she was so smart!! Love coming your way, Fern
Friends we are still eating strawberries from the garden everyday!!! They just keep giving and giving. We have had to share with the coons and who ever else is robbing the garden every night. But we still have had plenty for us and I'll tell you we never get tired of them!! It has been so hot the coons can't sleep through the day so they are up and about. It has been 98 or above for over 2 weeks and no rain. We are 15 and a half short of rain fall so far this year. We have been having a low temperature of 82 to 85 at night. This is just one pot of our purple basil. We have three. This stuff is sososo good if you like basil and you have a chance try some for sure try some!!!!! After Bambi got well from kennel cough we started our longer walks. She loved our walks and she got a lot of them. In the beginning we would go to parks. She was so happy!! I work in the gardens 2 to 3 hours every day and it is so hot I am dripping wet when I come in from the garden and it not from water from sweat !!!
Good Morning Blogville Friends, The pic above is when I first got Bambi way back in the first of March 98. I didn't have a camera in our early days so I have very few pictures of her. The few I do have were taken with Tom's camera. When I first got her she was on deaths door with kennel cough. She went to the vets on the way home from the local shelter were she had spent most of her life up to that point. We hit the vets office at just the right time and he took us right in. The vet was over joyed that I had another dog!! He really liked Bambi from the very start. He told Bambi that she had hit the lotto!!! He told her she could not find a better home. He gave her a shot and we had pills that I was to give her 3 times a day. Bambi had been coughing a lot on the way to the vets office. With in 24 hours she was noticeable better. It was up hill from there and with in days she was playing like the puppy she was. This was taken last year about March 2010. Clematis,, this year!!
I am going to blog about her, celebrate our life together. She was just the best, most wonderful dog you could ever meet. I wish you all could have met her!!
Dayliliy!!! Tom and I when we were young!! Last night I couldn't get 4 comment frames up. This morning I haven't been able to get 5 frames up!!! It takes soso much time to go to your blog and I want to go & read your blog, but then I want to comment and the frame will not come up and I have spend an hour on it and you don't know I tried to visit with you!!! Darn!!!! Today is Tom's day!!! His birthday!! So I am going to spend all my time with him. I asked him last night if he wanted to go out and he said no!!!! He said he had a special dinner planned for tonight with candles!!! Oh Boy!!! His birthday and I get a special dinner!!!
The pic of Bambi and Tom was done one Sunday morning. B/c this is what he did every Sunday AM. He filed her nails. Before he did he would hold her and love on her a while so the nail thing wasn't so bad!! Have a good week-end people. I think ours will be real good!!
Hello Blog Friends, Hope you have a good week-end!! Tom is going to have a birthday tomorrow!! The picture above is when we use to go out to dinner every Saturday. Usually it was Mexican, but that made us fat and old and now we never go out to eat unless my son David and his wife come to visit. Tom wants to control what we put in our body. Be leaner and healthy is what he wants now. That happens when you start getting older. LOL Bambi having fun rolling in the sun and dirt !!! She did love to roll in the sun!! She was a wonderful dog. She never did anything wrong ever!!! If she did start to do something wrong I would catcher her and tell her NO and she never started or did that thing again. One time was all it took!! She was so smart!!!!!!! Love coming your way, Happy & Fern PS, I miss her so!!!
Tom and Joker rescued when he was 5 and a half years old. Amanda rescued when she was 4.7 years old. Bambi rescued when she was 5 months old with kennel cough and almost died poor baby!! Bruce gotten from the ex's dog Hank. Bruce was brought home to me when I had just come home from a full hysterectomy b/c I had stage 4 cancer. He was 7 weeks old. I know how to take care of a puppy and he was so smart. I had him house trained in two days!! We were never apart. That is the key to a wonderful dog.
I want to thank everyone for their kind, loving words to me when I so need them!!! I am in shock that I lost my sweet Bambi so fast but I am glad she died with me with her in her own home. The last hour and a half she had a very fast heart beat and then it just stopped!!! Just that simple, her heart stopped!! During the last couple of years I was hoping I wouldn't have to put her to sleep. I hate to do that, even when, you are doing it out of deep love for your fur-baby. I didn't have to!!! I would love to get to you all and say thank-you so much for your wonderful words of wisdom but on dial up it would take me months. I had 71 comments---- THANK_YOU!!!!
Thirty hours and counting! In 2008 when she started getting lumps we took her to the vets of course. The vet did a MIR of her that cost 650.00$. All her lumps except one was on the outside of her body cavity. She had one pretty close to her heart. The vet did surgery and removed 5 lumps that were on the outside of her body cavity. Three came right back with in a month.
Bambi was fine Over the Memorial Day week-end. Tuesday evening she turned her fist meal down ever. I knew something was wrong. Wednesday morning I called the vets and they could not see her b/c they were booked solid. The earliest he could see was Thursday 5:15 PM. We walked Thursday morning as usual. But I knew she was in bad shape. I cried!! She was trying to cough up fluid. We had a ruff day. When Tom took her to the vets Thursday the vets was sure it was the lump by her heart that had grown and causing the fluid. He wanted to do another MIR for 700 hundred dollars. We don't have that kind of money. Tom made the appointment for surgery for Friday 7 AM. The vet was going to go in and remove the lump next to her heart. I stayed up with Bambi all night holding her, cleaning up the fluid coming out of her mouth. It was her time to go! She died of Congestive Heart failure at about 5:30 A.M. June 3th Friday. I don't believe that the lump hear her heart had anything to do with her death. I really don't......
I am in shock!!! I am devastated!!! I am in morning!!!! When I lose a fur-baby I can not go right out and get another dog. I don't know why. I have to have time to grieve, I just have to. I am so very sad, so lost. xx, Fern
Bambi is going to have surgery tomorrow for a lymphoma that is pressing on her heart!!!! She is having a hard time. She has had a seizer like episode this everning. It only lasted about 30 seconds but it scared us both. This surgery is major and I am scared to death!! She could not make it!!!!!!!!!!!! We need all the prayers vibes and good thoughts we can get. I wish it had just been the heat. She will not be home maybe not tomorrow but maybe if she does well......... I will let you know. If we lose her it is going to be so hard on us all isn't it?? xx, Fern
It is Hot!! Yesterday it got to 103 degrees!!! This was the front garden in the heat!!! This is Bambi in the heat!! Yesterday she turned down food and acted like she was not feeling well. I called the vets and they couldn't take her. So we had to settle for today at 5:15 PM. Today she is throwing up!!! Bambi is sick!! Is this what I dread so so so much!!!!!!!! The beginning of the end???? Oh Lord !!!! xx, Fern