Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Where Does the Time Go...

The Girls are already 7 weeks old!

Lucy, looking better than ever! She's such a good Momma!

Lily is full of spice! She is very active, running and jumping and attacking everyone else. I think she's the most curious of the bunch. Lily was the first born and is the largest of the pups. Her coat is the smoothest. Lily's new family includes a stay at home Mom with four children, ages 6 to 14. I'm sure she'll have plenty of time to run down some of her energy with this young family.

Tawny is precious! She will snuggle with you, cooing and kissing the whole time. The last born, she ranks third in size with her sisters. Her new parents are in their mid-sixties and just love her. They will give her a home full of love and attention. I might cry when this one leaves our home.

Baily looks so much like her Mom, Lucy! Full of cuddles, she will sit with you making those sweet baby pup sounds in your ear for as long as you want to hold her. She feels like a soft teddy bear! Baily's new family is a house full of boys, 14 to 4 in age. Her new family also has a 1 year old Yorkie! I'm so happy she won't be alone and will have someone to play with.

Sadie... last, but not least. The smallest of the pups, we plan on keeping her. I have been offered $1000 by three separate families, but still cannot make the decision to sell her. Sadie is quite the character, comes running, as fast as she can when called. She gives Peanut, what for. And she's in Rodney's face all the time. Sadie is right in the middle of all our bigger dogs, part of the gang! Yep, I think we're keeping her!

Last week, the puppies were 6 weeks old and running all over the house! As hard as I tried, I couldn't get a photo of them all together. They were all wigglely and racing around the house as fast as their little feet would take them! So, here's the best shot...

Update on my world...

My Mom tolerated her first chemo treatment well, a couple of weeks ago. She goes in for her second treatment tomorrow. In between chemo treatments, she has to give herself daily injections of another medicine. She's a retired Registered Nurse, so she's comfortable giving herself injections.

My brother's both came from California for a few days to visit with my Mom. They were here on Mother's Day. It was a gorgeous day (photo above). We had a really nice visit, justus kids with our parents. None of the grandkids were there until my son arrived on his split shift break. My Dad bar.b.qued his famous tri-tip steaks. I think my Mom really enjoyed her day with her kids. We took some family photos I'm sure we'll all treasure for years to come.

My daughter phoned on Mother's Day. I thought she might skip this holiday, but I was glad to learn I was wrong. She sounded good. Her job kept her at work most the day, she called me during her break that afternoon. It's always good to hear from her, she sounded real good, almost her old self. It was a good day!

My Gramma had us all in a scare this last Saturday. I received a call from my Mom Saturday morning, saying Gramma had been taken by ambulance to the hospital with a possible heart attack. I insisted my Mom stay home and stay away from the germs of the E.R. She insisted on going and making sure Gramma was doing okay before she decided she better get out of there. I spent the rest of my day with Gramma, by her side until late evening. The hospital ran all sorts of tests at specific time frames to insure her heart was okay. Gramma and I had planned all week long to have dinner together Saturday, so I stayed through her dinner there at the hospital. The nurse taking care of Gramma insisted we splurge and have a good dinner there, she would make sure of it. Gramma's heart was fine, no heart attack. Dinner together was fun for being in the hospital, in a room for testing that had no windows. Gramma was released to go home about 9:30pm that night.

My son is learning to manage his time. When he turned 16 years old a couple of months ago, he bought a truck. Now, he has to work to support the gas it takes to run this old truck. About a month ago, he found his first job. The rules of the house are, he must maintain a B average with his grades to be able to keep his driver's license. He's doing well, straight A's at the Charter High School. I'm pretty darn proud of my little guy.

My guy is gone more than I like him to be, at least, gone days when I'm off which I'm finding hard to handle. I have found myself at midlife and my empty nest has hit me from behind while I wasn't looking. I never thought I'd be my age and home alone all the time! I do not like this! (I hate it.) I'm ready for traveling, seeing places I've not seen before, enjoying life with my someone special... hmm, life. He'll be home tomorrow night for a few days. I miss him.


mosie1944 said...

Thanks for the puppy update. I'm glad you're keeping the tiniest one.
Comment from mosie1944 - 5/17/05 3:39 AM

kath said...

The puppies are all so adorable, I would have had a hard time getting rid of any of them! My prayers are with you , your Mother and your Gramma!
Comment from dklars - 5/17/05 6:30 AM

di said...

Lucy is so adorable and how cute are those puppies, are you going to keep any of them? I have a Yorkie 11 years old (wow where has all the time gone) her name ifs Teddy B (she looked like a little black bear when she was a puppy) she lights up my day!
As for being home alone, embrace this change in your life and use this time to explore all those things you also thought you didn't have time to explore!

I will you your Mom in my prayers going through Chemo!


Comment from jolie424 - 5/17/05 7:01 AM

robyn said...

Love the pups!!! So glad your mom is doing well !

Robyn :)
Comment from mum24boyz - 5/17/05 8:18 AM

sonya said...

The fur babies are adorable and it is nice to read that they are all going to nice places to live where they will be loved. And....so glad you are keeping SADIE! Now we can keep up with her and see what she is up to with the rest of the gang.

So glad you gave us an update on yourself and your family. Glad you had a great time with your family - those times are nice when you all get back together.

And glad your daughter called you too! Hope your Granny is better and you are sweet to give her attention. Granny's are special.
Comment from bookncoffee - 5/17/05 11:34 AM

jen said...

I would NOT be able to give those pups up. I know you HAVE to, but they are just SO PRECIOUS!!!! And Lucy...she is a gorgeous momma! That photo looks professionally done! Kiss those sweet puppy heads for me!
Comment from jjsilcocks - 5/17/05 4:17 PM

monica said...

I wouldn't be able to give up those puppies they are too ADORABLE! I have to admit there was something about Sadie that drew me to her. I hope you keep her so I can see and hear about her growing up. :-)

Comment from sonensmilinmon - 5/17/05 6:47 PM

becky said...

If your man can't find the time to travel, go with a buddy instead! I'm about ready to do that very thing. My guy isn't interested in taking a cruise, so I think I'll go with a pal and her two kids next year.
Comment from ryanagi - 5/17/05 8:39 PM

becky said...

p.s. I want to take ALL the pups home with me! They are soooo cute!!
Comment from ryanagi - 5/17/05 8:39 PM

jae said...

Precious little girls! No wonder...their Mama is probably thee most beautiful girl I have ever seen! JAE
Comment from yakima127 - 5/17/05 9:17 PM

astaryth said...

Those pups are all sooo adorable! Love hearing about the nice families they are going to... and look forward to updates on the little girl you are keeping!
Comment from astaryth - 5/18/05 6:10 PM

nettie said...

Your son is doing great, you must be so proud. and as for the pups....adorable....they're getting so big too!
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Comment from cneinhorn - 5/18/05 8:33 PM

krissy said...

oh, Keep Sadie! -Krissy
Comment from fisherkristina - 5/19/05 12:59 AM

carolyn said...

Great Pictures! Those Pups are way tooooo CUTE!!!

Comment from shelt28 - 5/20/05 6:29 PM

monica said...

I just came back to read the updates - sounds like a wonderful Mother's day for you and your mom. Wishing you and your mom the best - keeping her in my prayers.

Comment from sonensmilinmon - 5/22/05 10:41 AM

holly said...

aww...how cute!! love them puppies...
I had to stop in..your journal title is almost the same as mine..lol

Comment from lvrs4evr28 - 5/26/05 1:45 PM

dona said...

Seven weeks! My oh my, has it really been that long? They are so very precious though. How in the world will you ever part with them?
Comment from delela1 - 5/28/05 9:36 AM