Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An Update!

This past week a co-worker and I went to Paint Nite.  If you've never heard of this or have been afraid to attend one - you really need to check them out!  They are a lot of fun and you need positively no artistic ability!  Trust me art is not my talent but even my painting came out good:
Mine doesn't look like the artist's nor anyone else's in the room - but it looks like something!  I'm doing another in July and am really looking forward to it.
CC and I went yard selling and wine testing yesterday.  The one winery was having a festival in honor of their dog Rusty's birthday!  There was an artist there doing caricature drawings.  I showed him this photo on my phone:
And asked him to do just Keyser.   I LOVE IT:

Yes, I'm Still Alive!

I'm really really trying to maintain this blog, but blogger just isn't always cooperative and it does it on both my home and work computers.  I can only assume my account is corrupt or something......I really don't want to lose everything.

I like blogger better than wordpress, it is just so much more simplier to use!

So bare with me as I work out the glitches....

Monday, June 1, 2015


Friday the call came and well.....Keyser came home:

My dear sweet baby boy......

Friday, May 22, 2015


Last night our Keyser went to the Rainbow Bridge - we miss him so very much!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

My Keyser Dog

I received some bad news Friday – the unexpected, not ready for kind.

Our Keyser dog won’t be with us much longer…..   :(    I’m heartbroken.

He seemed fine yesterday morning; but when I got home from work he didn’t greet me with the normal beagle/hound bark that he normally does.  When I walked him he was very stiff and slow and really didn’t want to walk.  When I took him back in, he just flopped on the floor and wouldn’t take his treat, even though I topped it with peanut butter.  Definitely not good signs, but since he suffers from back and hip issues, I thought he just injured something again while jumping.

I called the vet and they told me to bring him in.  It became clear by both the vet and I that we weren’t dealing with his normal issues; that seemed fine; but his gums were pale which indicates anemia which indicates he’s bleeding somewhere.  He would tense up when she touched around his stomach.  She told me she suspected that he had a tumor that was bleeding into his stomach and wanted to do x-rays; if everything looked alright they’d proceed with blood work.  I went to sit in the lobby.
I knew when she came out and asked me to come review the x-rays that it wasn’t good news; had things looked right she just would of said that and said they’d continue with blood work.  I knew when I saw the x-rays it wasn’t good.

Keyser either has a tumor in the liver or spleen which is bleeding.  He’d need an ultrasound to determine which it is.  If the tumor is in the liver – nothing can be done for him.  If the tumor is in the spleen, it can be removed and with chemo he would live at the most another year.  ONE YEAR – that’s the best we can hope for.

Hubby and I have decided against an ultrasound – it doesn’t seem worth it.  It would just be prolonging his life to satisfy us!  I have a friend who’s dog had the same thing and she did the surgery and chemo – she said she’d never do that again, it was just too hard on the dog.
Right now, my Keyser is on pain meds until……well, you know – we have a decision to make.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


I've been having a HORRIBLE time trying to get into blogger to post.  It either won't connect or it freezes when it does.  It's making blogging almost impossible!!

Because of this, I'm moving over to WordPress - only one blog, I'm going back to do everything under The Dog Ate My Sofa name.

You can find us here:


I will not be importing the old posts here to over there; but I also won't be deleting this blog...everything hopefully will stay here, but all new stuff will be at wordpress.

Please come on over and join me there!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

It's Not A Diet....

"It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change"

That blip has been on my sidebar for ions......I just removed it.

Guess what?  It is a diet.  The diet shouldn't be your lifestyle change.  The things you learn from the diet is the lifestyle change.

With Weight Watchers the diet is points plus.  The lifestyle change is all the other things you learn with it.

PointsPlus is just a tool used to help you lose the weight.  All the other things are the tools to help you maintain for a lifetime.

You know the:  portion control, tracking what you are eating, being more active, making the healthy choices.  That's what you need to continue for a lifetime.  I wish I'd of learned that sooner.

Today went rather well.  It was beautiful out here so CC and I did some yard sales, thrift stores and consignment shops.  I really racked up the steps on my fitbit, which helped with the food choices.

When I'm out and about, I never know where we will end up eating and that makes planning meals ahead hard.  We ate at a local diner for breakfast where I had an omelet and toast.  Lunch was at another locally owned restaurant where I dined on a belgium waffle topped with bananas and maple syrup.  Hubby and I did a local diner for dinner, which was 1/2 a club sandwich and 1/2 an order of french fries.  Not great choices, but with all the steps I did I still have tons of calories left over.  They won't get used though, I'm full and almost ready for bed!

If I can control eating at my parent's house tomorrow - I know I'll be headed in the right direction!