Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rita Post Surgery

Here are a few photos of Rita post surgery. Today she had to go back to the vet for a cone. She kept licking her stitches and started pulling them out. The vet had previously said that she might need a second surgery because her leg was sticking out sideways, but after the vet saw it today, she was pretty sure a second surgery would not be necessary. We'll find out for sure on Monday when the vet takes her stitches out.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


This morning, Ryan brought me my camera, and just stood there with a giant grin on his face. Apparently, he has learned how to pose. He is also a ham like his daddy, so I think I have created a monster.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Poor Rita!

About a week ago, Phil and I heard a cat yowling in the yard, so we let Rita out to chase it away. We heard her skittering paws on the cement and the sounds of a cat's screeching meows. We were feeling proud of our protective little dog when suddenly, we heard a terrible yelping and crying coming from Rita so we ran to the back door. Poor Rita limped inside. I searched her paws and legs, but could find no injury. We decided to wait it out and see if Rita's conditioned improved as she has a tendency to be a baby about things. Since we saw no real improvement, we made an appointment with the vet. Phil took her to the vet this evening and it turns out she has a torn ligament and will require surgery. I felt so sorry for my poor little sedated dog as Phil put her limp little body into my arms this evening. She is snuggling on the couch with me right now. She did have the energy to get up and beg for some meat at dinner time so I know she's coming around. Her surgery is scheduled for Monday morning. I hope everything goes well.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

My Latest Project

This weekend Phil, Ryan, and I went to Morro Bay. On Saturday morning, we had a rain storm and we were stuck in the condo all day. I went to the Cotton Ball with my mom to do a little fabric shopping. My mom pointed out some black and white giraffe skin print upholstery that was great and inspired me to make a purse out of it. I found a pattern for a tote bag and went back to the condo to sew. This purse has consumed most of my energy this weekend, but I was determined to finish it because tomorrow I go back to work and will not have any time to sew anything. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, especially at a distance where I can't see any of my mistakes. Anyway, here is a picture of my work.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Glasses

After seven years, I finally decided it was time for new frames and I went to the eye doctor. Here is a picture of what I picked out. Hopefully I will like them when they arrive.