Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saying Good Bye to 2014

Our family really tried to get into the Christmas spirit, then it hit the wall.  Choral Concerts, shopping and wrapping for our church's "Adopt a Family," donated books to a Children's Hospital, two parties and a nicely planned Christmas dinner turned into quiet, lay low and try to keep any thing in to stay hydrated.  That's right - Mommy and Daddy got the nasty flu!  Not the short kind, either.  The long, lingering body aches, high fever, nausea, feel  like you are coughing up a lung kind.

Ringo and I did our best to take care of them.  They rested quite a bit (not like them at all) so we tried to be really quiet.  We like taking naps anyway, so it wasn't too hard.  Every once in a while, we gave them a kiss to make sure they were still breathing.  It's a good thing I don't have to write an essay on "What I did on my Christmas Vacation," it would be pretty boring.

They are starting to feel better now, just in time for Daddy to go back to work.  They still have the cough.  Mommy had to go to the doctor Monday for her yearly cancer screening.  That always causes a little stress.  Ringo and I are keeping our paws crossed.

The last few days have been extremely cold!  Below zero!  At least the Sun has come out!  We had a couple inches of snow, so that was nice to play in for a while.  We are ready to start a new year!  We hope you all have a great new year in 2015!  Thanks everyone for a great 2014!

Boomer! the Mellow Yellow Lab

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ringo!

Ringo turned one year old today.  He's very excited!  He loves his new birthday toy, and had us sing "Ringo Bells" all day.

Boomer!  The Mellow Yellow Lab

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Cheer

It has been a busy month for us.  The first weeks Mommy and Daddy went to a beautiful Choral concert - a real treat for them since they both were in choir many years ago.  The next day, they bought gifts for our church's "Adopt-A-Families" and then wrapped them.  They said that was very fun.  We also bought a couple of gifts for the "Toys for Tots" program.

Daddy had an all day seminar, so Ringo and I went over to our friend, Jennifer's house for a play date.  We really enjoyed playing with our puppy and human friends!  Ringo is a real character!

This past week Mommy and Daddy went to two Christmas parties.  The first one was for the Writers' Group.  It was great seeing all of our old friends and catching up.  The next day they went to a party at Mommy's friend Sheila's house.  They have known each other for many years.  It was very festive and had a Danish theme!  A lot of fun!

Our dear friend, Kathy gave Ringo his first Christmas present.  It was for both of us, but I let Ringo open it.  He was very excited - they were home made doggy treats!  I know he will share with me because I taught him how to share.  He is a good boy!

Ringo's first birthday is December 22nd!  We are very excited about it, it is hard to believe he has been with us for 5 months - time really flies!

Along with all the outings, we managed to hang up our Christmas stockings, send a few cards and wrap a few presents.  We don't put up a tree because the ornaments are too tempting for a puppy!

We also donated a few books to a Children's Hospital in Wisconsin, filled a few book orders and sent out a couple promo videos.  Very, very busy!

Mommy found out her foot had multiple fractures and three torn tendons, so she is in a tall boot and on crutches.  It had been misdiagnosed a few months ago, so there are some stress fractures, too.  She is adjusting quickly and chasing us around with her little scooter.  It's race time down the hallways at our house!  Never a dull moment.....

Boomer!  The Mellow Yellow Lab