Saturday, July 18

This is not a good week for me.

Trophy is very sick. He keeps throwing up, and has been throwing up since monday - once a day every day the only exception is the one day i fasted him he did not throw up, but threw up 7 hours after his breakfast of rice the next day.

Took him to the vet, who suggested x-rays with his history of eating everything under the sun. Altho i didn't think it was a blockage as he's still WANTING to eat EVERYTHING. Mom said he's also still pooping, which points to no blockage. X-rays showed nothing anyway, but he woke me up to more vomit this morning, even tho i fasted him again last night.

At this point I'm insanely worried about him. he got a small breakfast of rice and 3 ounces of canned Quail meat (ingredients: quail, water for processing). So far he hasn't thrown up again, but he usually throws up between 1-3pm after his breakfast.

UGH! I do not need to lose my dog (who was my grandpa's favorite dog, btw) a mear week after losing my grandpa. I'm going crazy over here!!! :(


Monday, July 13

Scootering with Baxter

First I just want to say thank you for all the kind words and comments of support. Grandpa's viewing and memorial service are tomorrow so i will probably be a mess for a few days after that (I've been holding it together so well since Saturday).

Anyway, today I took Baxter and Koda scootering and my aunt went with me to take some photos.

A brief moment of calm in between trying to eat another dog on a walk.

We're off!


Woah. Check out that tongue action.

Let's see a closeup!

Baxter is so much more consistent than Trophy. Trophy is eithering hauling-ass or slacking completely off the pace Koda is practically dragging him down the path. >_< Baxter has a natural talent!


Friday, July 10

Update and taking a short break

Just want to fill everyone in.

My grandpa passed away early this morning. I'm taking it very hard since he and grandma have lived with us since i was 10 years old (~15 years). I'm going to be taking a break for a while to spend some time with my family, tho i will probably pop in to read some blogs.

Thank you,
~Lexi and the boys

Monday, July 6

need some good mojo


My grandpa turned 83 on June 20th this year. He has a heart condition where one of his valves isn't closing all the way (i don't know all the technical mumbo-jumbo). He's scheduled to have open heart surgery later this month (i don't know the exact date).

Anyway he's not doing well tonight. After a week of temperatures in the mid 70's with low humidity and air conditioning on to remove any lingering humidity in the house, today was HOT and HUMID in comparison. He's been on oxygen for several weeks, but tonight he's having a lot of difficulty breathing and getting comfortable.

Mom said he's rather gray in color, and his heart is working overtime trying to pump blood. Right now he's refusing to go to the hospital, but i think my parents are going to drag him out to the car if he's still in this condition in 20 minutes.

I love my grandpa. We nearly lost him a few years ago to a terrible freak traumatic accident - he was unhooking his car from his motor home on a trip in canada and the car was hit by another motor home pinning him between the two vehicles and nearly every bone in his chest was crushed. He miraculously pulled thru and other than his heart issue is in great health.

The pic above is from last April when grandma and grandpa came and visited me in texas and we took the boys (I only had Shiner and Qwill back then!) camping.

If you can spare some mojo, prayers, and good thoughts the broken butts and i would really appreciate it.

And since we're talking about heart disease, many of you will remember my Daisy Doodle who the Boys left behind with her mom in texas.

Banana Butt was born with a heart murmur, but it has recently gotten worse. She is still in good health, but her mom is trying to be very proactive in planning treatment. She is getting a consult through Texas A&M about a surgical procedure to fix her heart and add many more years onto her life. I don't have a lot of news yet, but i'll keep you posted. i'm sure her mom would appreciate your positive thoughts too.

UPDATE: Grandpa was admitted to the hospital last night for observation. Today it was decided to keep him hospitalized and move up his surgery date. He is being transferred to University Hospitals in Cleveland and will be having surgery at the end of this week or early next week.

Thank you all for your good thoughts! I appreciate it greatly!

Sunday, July 5

Can't get much better than that!

(looks much better in full, click to see the bigger image)

Thanks to everyone that voted. I think this was my favorite too.

I promise more updates are forthcoming, especially after i quit hell-job tomorrow and am only working at one place instead of two! Yay!

Thursday, July 2

OK! HELP ME PICK BAXTER'S FULL NAME! I've come up with these four I like:

BrokenButts Finally Home
BrokenButts Second Chance
Both of these play on his previous life, being dumped at the shelter and finally finding his forever home here.

BrokenButts Dr Jekyll Wins
A play on the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde book: Baxter transforms from an evil dog-eating monster (Mr. Hyde) to a mild mannered guy he his today (Dr. Jekyll)

BrokenButts Born to Fly
The boy loves his frisbee, what else can i say?

SOO! Please VOTE above! Poll closes SUNDAY NIGHT July 5th.

And for some comedy:
Koda went to sleep laying on top of a pile of pillows and i woke up to find him perfectly buried UNDER them! He didn't even knock a single one on the floor!


Wednesday, July 1

Still working on the blog, but the post i promised!

Trophy loves the water

blog redoux underway!

I am in the middle of totally reoverhauling my blog. yes, i do this a lot and will continue to do this until i find something i love too much to redo again :0

When all is said and done i promise a new blog post! :)

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