Friday, September 28, 2007

Deaf Humor!

Hello Friends,

I got some really funny deaf cartoons in the mail this week but I am not sure about the copyright laws regarding posting them here, so go to this website and look at the t-shirt section and it if you click on the pictures they will pop up and you can see the cartoons. Funny and so accurate!

Folks, I am not sure this dog is going to live much longer. I just don't know if I am going to be the one to do her in or if she is going to take herself out. I just went to the bathroom and in the 3 minutes I was gone, she jumped up onto the table and was chewing on my brand new watch. (The one I got for my birthday last week) Yes, I know it is my fault for leaving the watch down but it rubs when I use the laptop so I pull it off and then put it back on once I am done with the computer! I could understand if it was a leather band but it is an all metal watch (bracelet type)Do you think she has Pica disorder? She HAS backed off on the power cord habit so that is good. Why can't we ever get a normal dog? Or is that a misnomer?

Hope you all have a great weekend! Blessings!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Can You Believe, She Struck Again!

Yep, we have another item in our house with a decapitated plug. This time she crawled behind the couch to get to it and had it in multiple pieces before I could even get to her. (if you have no clue to what I am referring to, please read my previous post)

So the dog is now in "time out" in her crate! I really don't wish for her to spend her entire life in the crate but am running out of ideas on how to stop her from chewing. She had already had two chew bones this morning!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It's A Good Thing She's Cute

Because if she were not so cute, she'd definitely be dead now! Now before you all go calling the SPCA on me. Let me disclose that no Dogs were harmed in the writing and producing of this blog!

This dog must have 9 lives like a cat because she has developed an unhealthy habit of chewing through power cords. Maggie's first victim was the A/V cable to the Karoke Machine which was plugged into the machine which was plugged into the wall socket when she chose to chew the plugs off.
Then I caught her licking the end of the computer cord while it was plugged into the wall socket. Her second victim was the afore mentioned laptop cord, she managed to completely decapitate the plug in a matter of seconds.
Maggie's third (and we hope final victim is the fan plug which again in mere seconds she managed to almost decapitate. Sorry, victimization number three just occured so I do not have a picture yet.

Now before you all start filling my comment box with all your helpful suggestions on how to stop her there are a few things I wish to remind you of

1. She can do this in a matter of seconds, so it is hard to stop her once she has a cord in her mouth.

2. I have tried Nature's Miracle Best Behavior spray (which is supposed to stop chewing) and Tabasco (this works a little but stains if you get too much on!) We used Bitter Apple with our other Bichon and it did not work so well either.

3. We have given her loads of toys and chews. Bullysticks, rawhides, Kongs, balls, you name it we got it!

Keeping those three thoughts in mind, if you have some ideas on how to stop this irritating and dangerous behavior please feel free to leave me a comment! My Husbands suggestion for a solution is to leave the cords plugged in,,,,he thinks in time that will take care of the problem! But I think that is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Maggie also managed to climb up in a chair and onto a table and snatch a pair of fingernail clippers. When I found her she had dismantled the clippers into three parts but had not actually eaten any of the parts. It really makes me wonder what the dog has eaten that we don't know about. CRAZY DOG!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

What Do You Think About The Blue?

Ps. Maybe I should use this as my portrait on the looks a lot like me...short, round and with black circles under my eyes!!!!!

Did Ya'll Know There Was a Hurricane?

My Mom got on chat (instant messaging) with me yesterday and was complaining that she was tired. I am like "why are you tired Mom?" and she said "well I did not get much sleep with the Hurricane coming through here and all."

WHAT HURRICANE? Apparently, there was a tropical storm sitting in the Gulf, just offshore of Houston and it became a Hurricane and the eye went right over my parents town! The national weather service did not even call a Hurricane Warning, it happened so fast! Most of the town lost power (but not my parents) and they had some wind damage to the area. My parent's patio cover lifted up and got folded back onto itself, so they are waiting to hear from the insurance people.

Guess my brother is busy again, he is the Fire Chief and has to go around rescuing people and making sure the places are safe. Fortunately, it was just material damage in their main area and no one died. Although in a town nearby they did have a man killed when part of his house collapsed. That area was really hard hit during Katrina two years ago, it is sad that they got hit again.

It is funny, all the years we lived there, I can't remember evacuating (we came close once or twice) and just vaguely remember some wind or water damage once every 10 or 15 years and now twice in two years time, they have had a direct hit! May be time to start thinking about moving farther inland.

I guess I need to check out the Hurricane tracking website more often huh!!!! Oh What a Bad Daughter I am!!!! Just glad they are all safe and sound!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Yes, we are all still alive here!

I haven't been real good about keeping my blog updated but here goes for the couple of you who still read me. School is back in session here, we are getting back into the routine of things. Darling daughter is doing well so far in school. They have already put me to work in the copy room and I will work for darling daughters' teacher on Weds. They strongly believe in volunteers in this school district.

We are still working with the signers at church. Some of the kids are learning a song to perform at a fund raiser for SWCC in a few weeks. We have held this fund raiser at our church for the past few years and it is always a lot of fun with some really good singing. This is the first year that the signers have been asked to perform, it should be a lot of fun for the kids....they range in age from about 7 to 17.

We are taking a trip soon and I will be posting about that later. You know how I like to leave you guys hanging and in suspense! Actually, that is the only way I know of to get people to read my blog. :0)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Stacey is going home!

Hey everyone, I heard from my Aunt today and Stacey is being released from the hospital. Please continue to pray for her, as she has a long way to go on the road to recovery. I thought she was going to rehab but from the email, it does not sound like she is going at least not at this time. Thanks to all of you who prayed for her recovery and posted comments on this blog. It was a great comfort to my family that so many people were praying for her.