Friday, February 27, 2009

$186 later...

Wednesday night after Matt got Whiskey home from the trainer, he fed him dinner as usual. Normally, Whiskey eats his food in 2 seconds flat. But that night he was eating slowly and even paused during his meal. Matt called and told me about how Whiskey was pacing around the house and looked slightly uncomfortable. When I got home, I looked at him and also saw that there was something wrong with him so we decided to take him to a 24 hr vet. Matt's first suspicion was that the trainer accidentally fed him a dinner-all of the dogs at the kennel usually stay Monday-Friday so they all get fed except for Whiskey.

So the vet takes him in and decides that he is distended and should get an xray. We thought that maybe he had "bloat" or had eaten something that obstructed in his intestines. Nope, he really did just eat too much. He had two full meals in his stomach-almost 6 cups of dry food + water=distended stomach and one uncomfortable dog.

We laughed so hard because it was SO benign and we were so worried. So $186 later, and Whiskey missing a couple of meals, and he is a brand new pup!! I have my work cut out for me today because he is in a very GOOD mood!! He has jumped on top of me 5 times already today. Oh, he also weighs 72 pounds now...

On another note, my house always seems to be in shambles after I work my stretch of days. This week was crazy, so I have extra work to do here at home. Luckily today is SO beautiful, I have a reason to get outside and procrastinate on housework/errands for awhile!

I let Whiskey lick my plate the other day and apparently he wanted to play with it.

The xray from the other night...with trees behind his enlarged belly

Whiskey with his new duck

Monday, February 23, 2009

The happenings

3 days of very busy work over the weekend and I am still thankful to come home to a good husband and a cute pup. Today I am catching up on housework and studying for my study group tonight. Then it's time for 3 more work days. Here are the latest pics of Whiskey.

on a walk

MUDDY after backyard play

Running down his favorite hill (can you see the excitement!?)

Friday, February 13, 2009


This is Whiskey when he "pounces" on his toys. He reminds me of a tiger trying to get his prey. Although he went the wrong way and got distracted in this video.

Today was a productive day. Here is the list to make myself feel good.

Got up at 7-got to sleep in!
Took Whiskey to the vet by 8:30 for exam/check-up
Went swimming at local pool
Went to the dentist for cleaning-no cavities!! WOOP!
Dropped off Matt's dry cleaning
Picked up previous dry cleaning
Unloaded the dishwasher and filled it back up
Spent a lot of money at Target for things I "needed"
Put money INTO the ATM-YEESSS!
Bought some Claritin D at Safeway (none at Target-BOO)
Picked W up from the vet and spent more money on "stuff"
Started a load of laundry
Washed my car-yes, in my own driveway with my own soap on my own!
Took W for a long walk...he found a friend got to run A LOT,
but then jumped in every pond possible!!!
Gave W a bath
Started dinner
Blogging...with wine...


Monday, February 2, 2009


I did it. I actually drove my butt to a pool I have never been to, and I participated in lap swim for the first time in my life. I am exhausted. And I only did 6 laps-2 with a kickboard. I realized once there that I don't have any goggles. My first lap I swam with my head out of water...ok, I think I can do this... 2nd lap, I swim crawl stroke and I totally messed up my breathing and I felt like water flooded my ears! P.S. DO NOT WEAR JEANS TO GO TO THE POOL. I could NOT get them back on me after swimming. I think it took a good 15 minutes to get them on with them being so stinking tight...

All of this is part of a bigger plan: a sprint triathlon sometime this year :) That's it. I said it, which means I really have to do it now. Matt and I bought bicycles over the weekend and I have not felt like such a kid in awhile!

This weekend was Superbowl Slumberparty weekend at my house. Saturday, we enjoyed a walk to the park with the dogs and then a large lasagna dinner. That night, we went to the casino for some penny machines (I'm cheap), but I didn't win a thing. At home we played a game called Identity which was very fun! You just try to have your teammates guess the person or character you have on your card.

Sunday morning, we all ate some breakfast and then ventured out to Rattlesnake Lake to hike and get some fresh air. Boy am I really out of shape. It wasn't bad at just reminded me that I haven't really worked out in awhile. (Hence the swim today)

After our hike, we all munched on a lot of superbowl food all day and watched the game. I took a little nap and Matt chased the dogs around so they wouldn't cause trouble.

Great weekend!!