Little Miss Sadie...She's 10 weeks old this past Monday and doing great. The vet checked her out and gave her a perfect bill of health a couple of days ago. She weighed in at just about two and a half pounds. Did you notice, her ears are up! Yorkies come in all shapes and sizes, some with ears up and some with ears down. AKC standards prefer ears up, so we're excited. Isn't she just adorable?
And, Molly's baby girls... are three weeks old now. I've moved them from the privacy of our bedroom corner to our livingroom. Their little eyes opened last weekend. Molly is such a good Mom. We worried she wouldn't have anything to do with the babies, but nature's mother's instinct came on strong with Molly. She barely lets us hold these girls. I think being in a more public room will help Molly be less stressed when one of us picks up her babies. She's very protective of her little ones.
Molly's Girls, three weeks old... All babies are so precious, animal or human. Tonight, they tried to walk around the newspaper in the bottom of the kennel and looked like Bambi on ice! It's too funny. They can lift themselves with their front legs, but their back legs haven't quite figured out how to maneuver...just too cute!
Other things happening here in My World...I received my son's report card in the mail this week... he got straight A's! I cannot be any prouder of him. He's done a fantastic job keeping his grades up at the Medical Arts Charter High School, which grades much harder than the regular High School here. He'll be a junior next fall.
My Mom's chemo treatments are pretty rough on her. Seems it takes nearly two weeks to recover from the treatments only to encounter another one. She has a couple of good days, just before the next treatment. There will be 16 chemo treatments in all, one every other week. All her hair has fallen out, she wants me to photograph her and my Dad together... they now have the same hair do - fuzzy bald. Before her treatments, she did purchase a couple of wigs, which look really nice on her, and had her eyebrows tattoo'd. Her treatments will go through November.
If my Mom's present health condition wasn't bad enough, my Dad had another heart attack a week ago. I spent last Sunday and Monday at the hospital with him. Sunday, when he was rushed to the ER, my Mom stayed with him as long as she could. She wouldn't leave him until I arrived. Monday they ran tests. He has two collapsed arteries and he's not strong enough to tolerate surgery to repair them. His main artery is good. For now, the docs want to wait before they do anything more for him. He had a massive heart attack in Jan 2004. They did bypass surgery then. My Dad's home now.
I tried to call my parents today, to see if there's anything I could do for them. There was no answer, they never called me back. This photo of them was taken in May, last month, just before my Mom's treatments started.
I did talk with my daughter today. She would like to come home to visit her grandparents. I told her I would help pay for her ticket home, she lives in Seattle. We'll see if we can work it out so she can be here in the next few weeks for a couple of days. We'll try to make it on one of my Mom's good days, just before another treatment.
My guy is on the road, this time he brought along his nephew, Jake. The truck has an upper bunk in the sleeper. I think Jake is 14 years old. He was pretty excited about going trucking to Nevada, California and Oregon, and back. He'll be great company for my guy. Of course, Ozzy is with them, he's the truck dog. They'll be back Tuesday or Wednesday.
Until next time...