Monday, December 13, 2010

Sprite's Slow Recovery / Kitchen Sink Drain Breaks!

It's Monday and we're had a couple more challenges to start the week. 
SPRITE UPDATE: Our little foster Dachshund is still recovering from his surgeries, but SLOWLY. His mouth is healing fast, and so is the surgery on his neck, but his tummy (he was neutered) is not. It keeps oozing, so we had to put a big plastic collar on him to get him to leave it alone, and I have to keep dabbing it with tissue to absorb the blood serum (it's not bleeding, just oozing). The reason why its happening is because he had to undergo exploratory surgery (to find his second testicle, which just wasn't there), and the doctor had to cut through several layers of fat, which is still healing inside - and oozing). We've washed his blankets daily, washed his back legs, and keep cleaning him up while he lays in a stupor (we had to give him tranquilizers to get him to stop walking around). Poor baby. So, we have another vet appointment later today. 
DRAIN TROUBLES- Last night after our friend Phil visited Tom happened to go under the kitchen sink to get paper towels. They were saturated. Turns out the drain catch has rusted out!  SO, we can't use the kitchen sink or do laundry (it feeds into the kitchen sink from the pipes below). Tom is getting a replacement part on the way home tonight to repair it. *How fun to run into the bathroom to get water for coffee and washing doggy dishes....not.* This happened right after we replaced the dead hot water heater on Friday. Always something!

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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14