Tuesday, December 14, 2010

1st Snow of the Season / Fright Night Sprite

FIRST SNOW- We received the first snowfall of the season here (east of Washington, DC). Other areas north and west of Washington, DC got snow earlier, but we didn't- that's a benefit of living closer to the Chesapeake Bay. The Bay moderates the air temperatures and keeps them warmer. The first snow coated walkways and the street, but the grasses were clearly visible. (See photo)

SPRITE'S FRIGHT NIGHT  - What was scary about last night is that 1 1/2 pills of tranquilizer didn't work on our foster Dachshund, Sprite last night. Yes, he's still oozing from his surgeries (this is almost a WEEK), and he's in pain, so he's also on pain pills and antibiotics. Now I can finally do hot and cold compresses on his abdomen. (his neck surgery and teeth removals are healing very quickly, unlike his tummy). So, last night, after the tranquilizers were given at 7pm, he was restless until 11pm!!! (we get up at 4am) - so Rob had to keep going out into the kitchen (Tom was thankfully asleep and didn't hear the commotion).
 - Last night before we turned in, we bought dog "pee pads" and put them on his bed so he wouldn't keep bleeding onto the bed. Well, it was shredded at 10pm. He also pushed the blankets off and laid in the bed, getting it wet from his surgery. EEESH. We've been washing him and a lot of blankets every day, and hope he heals soon. We also put him in a small tee shirt and carry him outside to do his business. At least he's had no accidents. Hopefully, he'll heal quickly. We really have to keep an eye on him (and yes, he's still wearing a plastic collar to prevent licking the wound).

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next