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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tuesdays Tail and a Tale

 I will be glad when it is over - and may the best man win.

Today is also my husband's 66th birthday!

Okay I have had a rough week.  First of all we had our chocolate episode with Disco.  Then at my grandson's school one of his classmate's father died.  He was 51.  Just up and died.  There are only 22 in his class they are family so all the kids were upset.  We went to the wake on Sunday.
Then - ask Debbie at Just Breathe - I was trying to figure out how to add my friends to my reader - ahem - and I played around so much I lost everything!  So I have been working for a couple days to get things back.  So if I don't read your post I'm sorry.  I am trying to find what the heck happened.

So a little humor will help me - what about you?

Thank you for sending this to me Angela of West Virginia's Treasures.


This was my little grandson (Disco) the night he ate chocolate - my other grandson is the real hero here.  My hubs and I thought - well he had eaten it before and was okay ....anyway grandson begged us to take him in to the Animal ER - and when  we did the doctor said he had a 50/50 chance of surviving!
He had IV fluids - charcoal treatments - they shave his little leg to put the IV in and he had fluids all night.  He was also made to throw up.  His heart rate was 260 and was very legarthic.

I hope he forgets this - he was abused as a puppy and I'd hate to think he was abused more.

Now you are going to laugh so hard you will almost die - I did - so I know.

Do you know what this is a picture of?  Yes Disco.  Yes on our sofa.  Yes on his pillow. Yes upside down.

Poor baby thinks he paralyzed!  It is getting cold here so we bought him a coat!  Put him it on him.  And he won't move!  He turned over and refused to move.  He played possum.
Now how will he keep warm upside down?

He must think what kind of crazy family did I get here - they let me eat chocolate, put me in a place where I get needles in my leg, then I come home and they put me in a straight jacket.  

Although I do have my  problem solved when people come over - lol. 

Please check out Tracie's Blog!

I watched Katie on television yesterday and saw the devastation in NY and NJ.
We still need to pray and help them too.

And don't forget to vote.

Oh yeah and something I heard today on Good Morning America - sitting straight and not slouching can help rid depression.  I guess it makes you feel better about yourself and people who stand straight do better at job interviews.



Cheri said...

So sorry to hear about frightening. Glad the little fur grandbaby is OK.

Sandra said...

i was laughing out loud, and bob asked why, i said come see Disco. he laughed to. he said to tell you his daughter put one of these on her cat years ago and the cat did the same thing. if she put it on, the cat would lay like this and no move until they took it off. i have been thinking of one for Jake since he gets cold, but now i am wondering if i should or not. good thing you listened to GS and went to ER.

Jeanie said...

I'm am so glad you got Disco the help he needed and that it all turned out okay and that he can keep on bringing love and laughs to your family.

Shelly said...

I"m so glad Disco is better- he is too cute!

I'm also so sorry about the 51 year old dad- was it a heart attack? That is too young!

jack69 said...

Good entry. I never knew until the last year or so that chocolate would hurt a dog. Glad the little fellow is okay.
You are one more Dr. Doolittle I know that talks to animals and know what they say. You along with the girls from WI and The BRBOOMER have great conversations with the animals. LOL

Love from here!!!
Vote early and vote often. LOL

jack69 said...

Oh I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the hubby. It is my girls BD also! Ain't we lucky?? YEP!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That is so scary about Disco! I'm so glad he's gonna be ok though.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh poor disco, I'm still laughing!!!Poor little guy, hope he recovers,

TexWisGirl said...

poor disco...

and i'm sorry about the death of the classmate's father. so very sad.

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to your hubby!

Beth said...

I am so sorry about the death of a classmate's father. that is so sad.

I am glad Disco is better. I have heard that chocolate can be fatal for a dog.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Hope poor little Disco will be okay now after that scary ordeal. And hope you get your friends list restored!
Take care and I hope we're celebrating tomorrow!!

Jhona O. said...

I'm glad Disco is doing well! It's scary when our fur babies are sick, too. We got Benny a shirt to wear on Halloween and he LOVES it...he follows me until I put it back on. I think he likes the pressure from it. It's like a hug:)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Happy Birthday to hubby!

So sorry about the rough week. -sigh-

Oh and poor little Disco. Pooooor little doggie. IV, not fun. -pout-

But so glad you got him to the vet, in time. No-more-chocolate, Disco! "Auntie" sezzzzzzzzzzzzz... :-)

Quite a funny pic! Poop Factory! -chuckle-

Gentle hugs,

SweetMarie said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby!!!
Disco just gave me tears from laughter! He's adorable!!! I'm so happy he's better, :)

Betty WSch. said...

So glad Disco will be ok. He is just too funny, playing dead like that. Happy birthday to your hubby and hope you have a good election day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I needed this laugh also! Poor Disco! But it is funny (the coat part not the chocolate). So glad he is OK> and Happy Birthday to your Hubby. hugs, Linda

From Tracie said...

Happy birthday to your husband!

Disco is a cutie. I know that must have been a scary thing for all of you.

Thanks for sharing my picture! =)

andy said...

51 wow to early thats sad! Happy voting day to you too im way ready for it to be over! Happy birthday to your husband . Take care

Lynn said...

I'm a bit of a sloucher - I'll try that sitting up straight. I'm glad Disco is OK!

BECKY said...

Gosh, I swear if I don't stop here every single day, I miss all kinds of stuff! I'm so sorry about little Disco, but glad he is okay. That picture of him is a riot!! And the fact that he thinks he should lay like that! I would pick him up and hold him like a baby that needs to be burped! Awww...! We got Vern a coat, too, because he seemed cold outside...and sometimes inside! Happy Birthday to your hubby! Love your new template/header...but sorry you "lost" some stuff. That's why I'm always afraid to change things on my blog. Although I'm gettin' a hankerin" to change it! And On a serious note, how sad about the man who died.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

First of all, Happy Birthday to your hubs! Many happy returns for today and all through the year to come!

And Poor Disco! I'm so glad he's okay. And I love the pic of him playing possum. LOL So cute.

And don't throw me of the bus, okay? I haven't been blogging as much (I come to visit, but I'm still computerless... this is an PIAD and I cen't work the thing). But pleae don't throw me off the bus. Sob!



The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. I voted! :-)

Gloria Hood said...

Sure glad Disco is OK! Love his coat!

Dar said...

Poor little Disco. I'll tuck him in my pup prayers. He's such a cutie, even upside-down. So, tell me that by now, he's upright! happy Birthday to your guy.

StayWarm and BlessingsAllRound

Ms. A said...

Poor baby! Are you sure you didn't velcro his man parts and he can't move? You know how guys are about their parts. LOL! Get that boy a soft sweater, with no straps.

Happy birthday to your hubby!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby today! Glad Disco is doing better. Choc is bad for dogs . Years ago my aging beagle ate a box full and was never the same. She lived a good while after that though and I think it was just old age when she died. Hope the rest of your week is a good one!

Nonnie said...

Yay to your hero grandson for being so concerned about dIsco. That is hilarious of Disco on the sofa. Trudy doesn't like it when I put a coat or sweater on her. She acts as though it restricts her movements. Happy Birthday to your hubby.
Very sad to hear when someone so young passes and very sorry for his family. I like it that your grandson is in a group of caring people. Sweet.

Betty Manousos said...

happy birthday to your hubby!!


Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

That is definitely a challenging week. Hope things are going better now. And that the little guy in the red plaid coat has decided no one is trying to be mean to him. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh those photos of Disco in his jacket just cracked me up! Thanks I needed a laugh. Poor thing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Glad to hear Disco is doing better! Funny shots in the straight jacket:@)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

How Funny- NOW! Disco has on a coat, but he lays on his back where his bare belly isn't covered and open to the elements - of your house!! Glad he's better!
Terrible about the father --- we're not promised a tomorrow!

Ann said...

I am laughing at Disco, that is just too funny. You should see Duke when I get out one of his sweaters. He goes nuts because he LOVES clothes

Bev said...

Happy 66 birthday boy... thanks for letting me know slouching can cause depression;))) hugs

Renae said...

Oh I loved your Scooby-do signature guy.

My goodness, hope your doggie is all better now. My doggie is more mature acting FINALLY! Man her puppy stages were so hard (poop issues). LOL

Hope this is a much better week for you!

Shug said...

Disco is quite a dog character! So cute! sorry that you have had a somewhat bad week..Hope things turn around real soon, as I know they will. Hang in there..

Mevely317 said...

Disco is a riot! ... That pix is contest worthy!

... and yes, come your last line I made myself sit up straight!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I hope you find your reader. I love our conversations each day.
We know who the best man is :)
I voted. Again I am so happy that Disco is okay and can't believe him on that pillow...too cute.
Love the poop factory! Have a nice evening. I'm to tense to watch.

Betsy Adams said...

Bless your heart, Sandie... I'm so sorry that you have had a rough week...

That Disco is a funny one though... Funny about him playing possum.... ha ha

Sorry about your computer problems... It's NO FUN for sure!!!!!! Hope you got all of your info back.

I'm watching the election results.....

Paula said...

Well gee Sandie you had more then your share. Hope things are better now and hope your hubby had a nice birthday in spite of all your hassle.

That corgi :) said...

Happy birthday to your hubby, Sandie! I hope he had a good day! Disco is so cute in that coat; wonder if he will ever get used to it? So glad he made a recovery! I bet he won't be too traumatized, unless you take him back to the vet's for any reason, but then maybe he won't even then. Koda, with all the things he's gone through, he loves the vet's (because they of course give him treats :)


Mary said...

Yes...nice matters. I hope Disco is feeling chipper by now. Poor little guy.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope Disco feels better...he sure is a cutie pie! I voted!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

And Happy Birthday to hubby! I hope he had a fun day...and got some cake! Maybe not chocolate though! Better keep that out of the house for awhile! Hugs!

nancygrayce said...

I had a similar problem a few days ago and I went ballistic! You probably had a much better sense of humor about it than I did!

Bless your little granddog's heart! But I must get those coats for my two crazy dogs.....glad the little fella made it!

Dolores said...

I lost all my blog friends once....I never knew what really happened, but after much work I was able to reconnect. It sure is frustrating.

Cute , cute pictures of Disco!!

So sad about the young father.......

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sugar, I have a new address. I am going to try and email you so be looking, otay? Coming at you soon.



Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sorry bout the puppy! I've heard chocolate is poison for puppies.

And he best man just won. Thank goodness.

Susan said...

Oh Sandie...Soooooo glad Disco is alive and recuperating. He is a riot, isn't he?

Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog, Sandie. You are a dear. Susan

Sharon said...

Oh Sandie.

Only you can make me tear up about Disco's plight - and then laugh out loud at the possum in the coat! I am thrilled to hear that he's OK - and give the GS a big hug for being such a hero!

Happy birthday to Hubby. And my condolences to GS's classmate (and to all the kids) - what a tragedy. Prayers to the family.


Granny Annie said...

It is obvious Disco has a statement to make about the jacket. LOL

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I love the "straight jacket" trick for when company comes... an inadverdant discovery! Excellent!

That is really sad about your GS's classmate's dad. Just goes to show how precious each day of life is.

I'm sitting straighter now! ;)

Debbie said...

Disco the possum is hilarious! I've never seen anything any cuter. I'm just so glad you listened to your grandson and took him to the Animal ER.

Sitting up straighter now. I need all the help I can get with my depressed spirit this morning.

Happy Birthday to your husband!

Debbie said...

BTW, it's hard to sit up straight when your boobs pulls you forward.

Don't ask me how I know.

EM Illustrator said...

Sorry to hear about Disco...he looked a bit cute in his coat. And he was laying like that?! Glad he is ok now!
Sad about GS school mates Dad :(

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Happy Birthday a day late to your husband.

I'm sorry to hear about your grandson's classmate's father. That is so young and must be very hard for a child.

Poor Disco, but hopefully he was too sick to remember most of it! I think I'd forget about the coat.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Wow, what a week! So sorry about your grandson's friend's father, wow, we never know do we? Hope your sweet doggy recovers quickly!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday to your husband!

So sorry to hear about the father of a child dying like that at such a young age. My daughter had a friend whose dad died at the age of 40.

Disco is a hoot in that coat upside down! I think he's spoiled and not abused at your house! lol I'm so glad that he is all better now!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

oh Chatty....I'm sorry the week has been rough for you....usually when I have a week like that the next one is the opposite. Praying that for you. Happy B to your hubby and tons of hugs to you....

Jim said...

Hi Sandy ~~ I am sorry about your losing everything. I always liked the clever headings that you had.

If ever you can think of something I might have (link, common friend link, or e-mail and the like) that could help you please let me know.

Disco is the perfect dog for you. He is the luckiest dog too to be able to live with you all.

When Adi swallowed a can opening key with the spiral of tin from the open can the vet made her vomit by putting drops in her eyes. Withing ten minutes she OD'd if they didn't want to make such a bad scene. Their objective there is to make them NEVER want to go through with OD'ing again.

You can see we are home and I got long as I often do. KP is on my latest blog and looking at her smiley face might cheer you up a bit too.

Re: grandson's friend's 51-year-old father, we never know which of our day's will be our last. Always be ready for that so that it will be a joyous occassion.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Oh, Sandie, Disco's reaction to the doggie coat is sooo funny! Even funnier was your line about knowing what to do when people come to the house.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Sorry to hear about Disco eating chocolate. It's hard to believe that chocolate can be deadly to dogs if they eat it. Hope you have a good week-end.
Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron

Grandma Bonnie said...

I am so glad Disco is OK. I am very glad the elections are over! I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Sue said...

glad to see Disco is back home and enjoying himself...sort of...on the sofa....I still think dogs are not meant to be put in more thing and he might just turn you guys in for a new family.....never happen...your the best!!

Dee said...

I am still laughing at Disco's photo LOL LOL....Your week sure was a downer...i pray all is better.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
I hope your grandson's dog, Disco is getting better by now.
I love his pictures.
Thank you for sharing your world!
Have a great weekend, Sandie!
Poet Starry. said...

Belated Birthday to your Husband .

I guess hubby is second best with Disco having al the attention.

Oh my I cannot stop laughing at Disco. He is so stiff and looking so uncomfortable but wants someone to pick him up it looks.For goodness sakes someone give the poor babe a T.L.Care Hug.Poor Babe.

Oh how sad for the man's family that loss him so young.

You sure have had a bad week girl.

I kept looking for your blog to pass down on my list and know you.

Now I know.

I did like the youtube on forgetting. Is that funny.

Yes , the vote is over. Well I never thought you guys would see another 4 years of the bad and the ugly again.

Do you need prayer for your country.

Carol Ann

Parsley said...

Our labradoodle ate an 8 oz box of chocolates one Christmas. We came home from church to find her running around in circles. Scary. Luckily she made it through and I'm so glad Disco did as well!