Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday Evening

            this tag.  Grizzly is a black and white mixed lab but it so reminds me of his "naughty" days as a pup.  And the eye...Grizzly was always peeping out of one eye to see if he was in trouble.  He didn't eat flowers.  His object of choice was plastic...tupperware bowls, lids, two liter soda bottles, and his dog dishes.  He ate a dog dish along with his food at least once a week until I bought stainless dishes.  He hasn't done this lately but every once in a while, he'll eat a plastic glass but his old stomach can't take it, and he throws up.  My boy is definitely turning into a grumpy old man.  I will get his bloodwork results tomorrow so it's a wait and see thing for now.

Walking...oy...more like him trying to walk me.  He was kicked out of obedience school for misbehaving.  He doesn't know the meaning of the word "heel."  I hesitate on a choke chain but do have a lightweight leash that fits like a choke collar.  He hates it but I may need to train this boy to walk like a gentleman.

Beautiful spring weather in Pa. today.  I hear birds chirping in the morning and actually just saw my first robin.  Buds are forming and there is green on the hillsides.  I'm getting my snow tires removed Wednesday so Murphy's law will mean another dumping of the white stuff...hope not.

I'm still taking Wed. off this week.  I had intended on taking Griz to the vets then.  I also made a hair appt. for that day which took two weeks to get.  I look like a sheep dog.  I simply can't wait two more weeks to get another appt.  I'm hoping it's a nice day so I can clean the yard a bit and the house, of course.

I mentioned in my tag journal that tomorrow (Monday) is Donna's birthday...Donna is our #1 tag/graphic lady in JLand.  Stop by or send her a greeting.  I know she will appreciate it.  Life has been tough for D recently.

This and that, and hockey!

That's about it for now.  My son requested beef stew for dinner again tonight.  Had to laugh at that.  Beef stew on a 70 degree day.  I'm putting a meat loaf in the oven now for him for tomorrow with some Julienne potatoes. 

Blessings & Smiles for the week to come!

Thanks, LJ for this graphic.  Wish I had the patience to figure out how to do something like this.


penniepooh said...

Hi Chris, I know these warm temps have got you feeling good! :)
Your food sounds yummy.
Have a great evening. :)
Love ya

my78novata said...

Pepper was perfect in obedience school cept when the judge watlked around on Rachaels side and he would nip at him to keep him back. So thus he flunked!!!!! But he can do recall and all. Ihope griz hasnt goten some of that tainted dog food. !!!!!!! we use the chocker that has prongs they do not hurt their neck cuasing problems later on in life. they are much better na ddont chocke al the way down.

princesssaurora said...

Blessings and smiles to you too... dear Chris!!!  

be well,

lisa41076 said...

Chris, I hope Grizzly is feeling better, buds are blooming here too, my mom's birthday is tommorow too, Hugs Lisa

gehi6 said...

Grizzley has personality!  But he sounds like he really has a hold on your hewrt despite his devouring of dog dishes and the like.  I do hope he lasts more yers with all the care you are giving him,  he ought to!   Gerry

pippa1116 said...

poor grizzly.  it is no fun getting older.  Rufus has been like a different dog now that he is with his "daddy".  i think the poor ol boy was depressed!
Have a great week,

dwhee70041 said...

Please give Griz a big hug for Milo and I.  Woof , woof!!!

lanurseprn said...

Give Griz a hug for me ok?

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:)


am4039 said...

that tag is great. Love it. Good luck traing him. LOL It has been a great day in IL. too. Nice and warm.

astoriasand said...

Sure sounds Grizzly was a funny LOL pup.Heard of pups eating alsorts but never plastic dishes LOL.Sure he hasn't got any GOAT in him Haaaaaa.They eat everything I am told.I hope you get your hair done.So you look like a sheepdog do you,well let me tell you ,you have a double over the pond just now Chris(ME) haaaaa,when I wake in the morning and thats putting it mildly Haaaa.Iv'e been over early this morning to wish Donna "A Happy Birthday" and to have a good day.Going over now to check my candle for her sis see if it is still alight.Have a good day yourself hope the sun continues to shine for you.Take Care God Bless.Yes the jigsaw graphic is most unusual.

queeniemart said...

Grizz and i would get along fine....i am a grumpy old beagle, Maddie, is a big grump too but you gotta love them. That beef stew sounds good! I need my hair cut too..another thing i never got done this weekend. I know you are damn beautiful whether your hair is cut or not!

jeadie05 said...

Sounds as though your Grizzly was as much fun as our little kizzy is at the minute ,cant take her on the lead yet ,have that fun to come lol Jan xx

springangel235 said...

Grizzly was one busy doggie back in those days...he had a pretty big appetite.  Working for my Vet we used to see, one dog come in on a regular basis, that ate the shingles off his dog house...and the nails too.  Grizzly reminded me of him.  Such a cute tag...I agree.  Sounds like a busy week for you...keep us updated on Grizzly.  I think meatloaf is on our menu this week.  Meatloaf sandwiches are so good the next day...have a beautiful spring week.  Hugs and love,

rdautumnsage said...

Hope Grizzly's bloodwork turns out ok. Pickles latest thing is trying to pick up a mouthful of the pebbles we have in our driveway. She doesn't swallow them just sucks on them. When I see her do it , I tell her to spit them out. She is so stubborn she will spit out a few at a time. I end up telling her, I know you have a mouthfull, if you don't spit them out your not going into the house. Somehow she understands that and spits them all out. LMAO!! Dogs never cease to amuse us. I'm wondering on the pulling when you walk Grizzly. Pickles has been through training and from time to time she still does it. She's a Lab as well maybe it's somewhere in the makeup of these dogs. Then again she is also part Husky lol!! (Hugs) Love Ya Indigo

jlocorriere05 said...

Grizzly certainly has a strange appetite! My two cats like to eat rubbish sacks! I can't leave a bin liner laying around without it disappearing down one of their throats! Lol! Donna is so good at graphics, I remember when she first thought of making a tag journal, she emailed me and asked if I thought anyone would be interested in it! Lol! I told her to start one, if nobody came to visit she was going to close it! The rest is history! Jeannette xx  

shayshaydc said...

Take those tires off Chris and it's bound to snow butt deep!!!!!! LOL!!!! I need something done with my hair too!!!! I have an appointment on the 12th!!!!

helloimkara said...

My Dog Luke loved to eat remote controlls and my glasses of all things! He is lucky he is still alive after he ate the second pair of $200 glasses haha!  Now my puppy will be 8 years old this month and he still LOVES to play fetch with his trusty old tennis ball!  I was meaning to tell you check out Dr's Foster and SMith "joint care" suplement.  Both my Mom and I have been giving it to our old dogs that have been limping so bad and it has done wonders for then and way cheaper than the prescription stuff. Just go to

Kara :)