Friday, December 19, 2008

Our first Award!

LOL, and it couldn't be more appropriate! We got this form Sophie, Dixie and Harley's mom; thank you! How perfect is this:

The 'Strange Dog Warning' award! lol! That certainly describes our hoursehold!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I know it's supposed to be Wordless Wednesday but the vet just called with the results on Ickis' biopsy! It's benign! Woohoo! I can't remember the term she used for the tumor but it sounded bad so I was very anxious until she told me it was benign and they got all of it so once he gets his stitches out he's cured!

Thank you all for your well wishes!

*does the happy dance*

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Decorating

We finally got our tree on Friday night, Ickis stamped his approval on it Saturday morning by peeing on the lower branches. :p Hubby trimmed the lower ones off to give a less inviting place to pee and so far it has helped. We let it open for a day and then decorated it Saturday night. Here are a few pics; one taken Saturday night and then brighter one taken Sunday morning:

As you can see we have a red and silver theme going on for the tree. I love it. I didn't even get all of our ornaments on it this year; I have a bunch of silver roses that I usually put on but they are just a bit too heavy for the branches I think. I still like how it turned out though.

Did you notice all the stockings by the fireplace? Everyone in our houst gets one; Me, Hubby, Ickis, Tank, Pearl and our two cats Neko and Carmy. :) Santa already actually visited our house for the stockings as they are filling up; Santa likes to keep the things he picks up in one place and its easier to stuff the stockings than to try and store things. ;)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Miss High Maintenance

Pearl is alot of work. Every morning she is the first one up; as soon as the alarm goes off she is bounding around the bed waking the rest of us up. She has to be monitored during mealtimes or else she will eat her brothers meals as well as her own which she bolts as soon as the bowl is set down. Anytime I sit somewhere she has to be on me and has to be getting loved until she falls alseep. Once she is sleepy though she doesn't want to be moved even the slightest bit and will grunt her displeasure if you do.

Hubby brought home this t-shirt a little while ago and I snapped a pic of it this weekend.

I think it fits in more ways than one. ;)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ickis is out of surgery

He is waking up, doing ok and the growth has been removed and will be sent out for biopsy. I should know something within a week. The cost of today almost doubled from the quote I got last week(from $235 to $425); he needed all his vaccinations done too as well as bloodwork this morning. So I'm stressed out about that but there is nothing I can do about it. Thank goodness both Hubby and I got paid today as well as my bonus came through.

On a bad note the doctor called me this morning and wanted to do a dental cleaning on him because she said he has dental disease and may have to have three teeth extracted. :( I told her we couldn't afford it todday but she mentioned that they were having 'Dental Month' in january and february and it would be 10% off so maybe when we get our taxes I can get the pugs done. I hope.

Thank you all for your well wishes on this, please continue to send good thoughts until we get the biopsy results back next week.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My favorite snow picture

The above is my favorite snow picture of all time. It was Ickis' first snowfall and he was a little hesitant at first but soon was racing around the yard in it. He was bounding in great leaps over the snow when he came to his first snowdrift. The above was taken the second he went face-first into the snowdrift and emerged seconds later shaking himself off and very unhappy. ;)

It's been pretty cold here in North Texas; it was in the 20's this morning! No snow yet but there has been snow south of us already so I'm sure it's just a matter of time! We hope everyone out there is staying warm!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pics from Saturday

This is another hobby I have when I'm not at home with the pugs. I'm the one with the red hair and red roses on my half turban. ;)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday Mornings

Oh how I loathe thee. Why is it the bed seems more comfortable, the pugs seem more cuddly, the air outside the bedcovers so much colder? Today is a cool, cloudy day here in Texas and I did NOT want to get out of the bed. Tank was cuddled up at my belly, Pearl at my feel and Ickis at my back. Hubby was snoring softly nxt to all of us. It was blissful.

Until the horrible alarm clock put an end to it all. *sigh*

This weekend was a nice one; Hubby and I stayed home on Friday night with the pugs, lit a fire, had some drinks and relaxed. it was lovely. Saturday I had a bellydance show that night so the morning was spent sewing, the afternoon was spent getting ready for the show and I was off at 5:30pm with my dancemates to the restaraunt. The show went really well, the food the fed us was outstanding too. I ended up walking away with a chef catered sushi party for 6 which I bid on at the silent auction they were having. Yum!

Sunday lots more cuddling. Ickis goes in on Friday to have his growth removed from his face so he is seeing a little extra loving from me right now much to his dismay. lol. The pugs like to ALL lay on top of me when I am on the couch; here is a pic I snapped of them this weekend:

You can see Ickis' growth on his cheek; he's in the middle. I hope it turns out to be nothing!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Money Money everywhere

Well everywhere but here. :( Just got the information on how much my bonus is going to be and its about $600 less than what we were expecting thanks to the economy. So now we can't afford to get the dogs teeth done especially since its not covered at all by the pet insurance that we pay SO MUCH for (I am exceedingly upset about that).

Ickis will still be going into the Vet on the 12th to get the growth on his left cheek removed and biopsied if it looks suspicious. It will still be a stretch for us to pay for that but at least the insurance will return some of that money to us.

Money is so frustrating. There is never enough.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Long delayed post

Wow its been a bit since we updated! I don't get as much time in front of the computer at home when I am not in work and I haven't been at work since the 25th. :p Thanksgiving was wonderful and relaxing; Hubby and I stayed home with the furkids and did dinner on our own which was lovely. I made a 6 pound turkey breast in the crock pot which came out really moist and yummy as well as all the fixings for it. The pugs were VERY interested in the goings on all day and yes; they did get some yummy turkey with their dinners. ;)

The rest of the time off I spent relaxing, visiting with friends that were in town for the Holiday and also doing a little bit of sewing. Need to do more of that!

Hope everyone had a great Holiday!!