To My Readers and Friends,
I am sorry for my extended absence from my blog. I will be taking the next few months off. I was recently diagnosed with a nerve injury in my right arm and am not able to use it properly right now. Although I am doing well and able to do pretty much everything I need to in order to continue to work and take care of my girls, it leaves me tired and sometimes in pain. You may have noticed I’m not getting around to read your blogs as much-I’m really sorry about that! As many of my regular readers know I am scheduled to work many days with long shifts, and now, I will be having to go to physical therapy on my days off. I will be learning to deal with the movement issues I have and strengthening the muscles that still work. I am very lucky-this injury is not permanent. I would just like to focus on things other than the blog for the next few months.
So, I will miss our conversations and hearing from you here on the girls’ blog for the next few months. Right now, I DO plan on coming back. I will be reading your blogs regularly but I might not be commenting as much. Also, please, please like the girls on Facebook! I am on their frequently and the microblogging/status updates/pictures will continue on over there while I am on a blogging break. I think the shorter comments and general nature of Facebook will be easier for me to keep up with in the near future.
I will see you again soon,
The Lady in Waiting
The girls didn’t just get gifts this year. They actually planned ahead to get something very special for Grannie. Well, something both grandparents can enjoy, but really for Grannie.
In November we had a professional photographer come and take photos of the girls. If you have multiple dogs you understand how difficult it can be to get two (or more) dogs in a photo together, not blurry, with good lighting, ect…
I was worried about Bella but she did sooo good with two extra (female) strangers in the house! The photographer was able to get some of the shots I just can’t get by myself. The girls together, Bella baying, Bella standing on her back legs, and Daisy playing with her toy. Since this was a flirt pole toy she was able to photoshop out the rope in a lot of the pictures. So Grannie got a coffee table book and some single photos of the girls. I hope you enjoy some of these pictures too! The new header is from this shoot as well! I’ll be sharing other later for sure!
A special thanks to Angela from Angela Hopper Photography and the Canvas Dog Studio for her work! (and she knows I’m blogging her pictures)
This year with the girls was so much fun! Grannie and Grandpa came bearing a TON of gifts! Now, They get excited just having company but when company comes in with bags and boxes (some of them smelling very good) it is all the more reason to get excited.
Daisy takes the approach of “try to open every present at the same time while wiggling your butt back and forth in excitement”. Bella is much more methodical, waiting to be presented with the gift that is hers then smelling it up and down very thoroughly before deciding if she likes it or not.
Daisy checking out all the gifts
The thing is-Daisy is just as happy when you open your own present. She just wants to be a part of things. The only human gift she tried to steal was Grannie’s praline scented candle (Pralines are a very popular candy here in Savannah). I guess it smelled so good she thought she’d try to eat it! One of her favorite things was a toy in Bella’s bag. A long green squeaking dog thing. If you are on our Facebook page-its the toy she was laying on in a recent picture.
Daisy with her head IN the bag!
Bella did so good this year! The noise of tearing paper and the camera and all the excitement didn’t bother her much at all. She stayed right in the mix the whole time. If you held out something for her to sniff, she’d very gently sniff all over then wag, wag her tail to share in your happiness.
Bella sniffing my present
One of the funniest things was towards the end of the morning. Daisy had been all wound up and excited. She eventually ended up near Grandpa asking for belly rubs-which he happily obliged. He stopped rubbing but she didn’t move-and about 30 second later her head is resting on his shoe and she is just snoring away!! Like a little kid who just collapsed from exhaustion after too much excitement.
The girls came away with some serious swag. New collars, lots of treats, new toys, and a new sweater for Bella. They’ve already been enjoying a lot of it. We hope your holidays were just as fun!
Yay! New flirt pole!
It’s been a while but we are back in the blog hop! Good to see y’all again!
OK, Christmas updates are coming soon. But I had a friend share this with me and I HAD to share it with all of you. Now, we don’t have a dog park here but we used to go everyday. If you ever go to the dog park I am sure you will understand the humor in this clip.
And although I’m not posting as much at least I am keeping up with reading blogs! It is a start, right?