Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What a Week!

Have you ever noticed when someone asks you, "What's new?" or "What have you been up to lately?" it's hard to answer the question?  You know you've been busy.  Days are filled with activity and weeks start running together.  Once you sit back and think about it, things start to become clearer and you remember all the stuff you've done!

Well, we've had one of those stretches!  Mommy officially graduated from PT.  She will continue on her own and hopefully keep progressing with the nightly walks she takes with Daddy.  It's probably a good thing her PT is over because we found out Daddy's surgery will be on Friday, April 29.  It will fix his ruptured bicep, so he won't be able to use his right arm for a while.  That will be tough because he is right handed.  Ringo and I are going to have a sleep over at our friend, Jennifer's house for the first few days after the surgery.  The doctor said Daddy will have some discomfort, so he will have some "happy" pills to help.  Mommy will also take care of him.  When Ringo and I come home, we will help, too.

Last Friday, Mommy and Daddy went to a concert.  They saw Pat Benatar, Mommy's favorite female singer.  They had a great time.

The next morning, Mommy and Daddy went to a Donate Life Ambassador recognition brunch.  They met a very nice man who was an outstanding keynote speaker and kidney transplant recipient just like Mommy.  His name was Bruce King.  It was a beautiful day, so we spent some time outside when they got home.

We celebrated Rudy's Birthday on Sunday, April 24.  He would have been 12 years old.  We think of him often and really miss him, especially Mommy.  He was such a cool little guy with tons of energy (even more than little bro, Ringo!).  Without Rudy, there would be no Rudy's Little World (or Blog-spot)!

Along with all of the activities I just told you about, we have been doing stuff around the house to prepare for Daddy's surgery.  He has been working on a massive project for school.  We have also filled a few book orders and prepared for an event in May.  So, I guess we have been busy!  Now that I remember all of this, do you think anyone will ask me, "What's new?"

Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Injuries, Surgery and Real Shoes, Oh My!

A couple months ago, I hurt Daddy.  I didn't mean to, but it happened.  We were playing tag on a nice sunny day.  Daddy reached out to tag me and I ran right through his arm.  All of a sudden the fun stopped.  Daddy was in pain!  Ringo and I ran over to him.  Ringo jumped up as if to say, "Daddy, Daddy are you okay?"  I looked down because I felt really bad, then looked up with my big brown eyes saying, "I'm so sorry Daddy, I didn't mean to hurt you.  We were playing, right?"  Daddy looked down at us and said, "Come on fellas, let's have dinner.  I'm okay."  His arm was dangling and looked really weird.

The pain was constant and his arm turned black, blue, purple and other colors!  Mommy asked him to go to the doctor many times.  He finally did this week.  He needs surgery!  Daddy has a ruptured bicep.  The doctor wanted him to have surgery next week, but Daddy wasn't ready.  He has a big project at work and wanted to do more research on the procedure.  He and Mommy are going in next week to talk to another doctor and ask questions.  Anybody know a really good orthopedic surgeon? We want this done right the first time.  Daddy will be out of work at least a week, not able to lift any thing for three weeks, weight limits for 4 - 6 months and a cast!  We will have to figure out how to do many things around the house without Daddy's strength to help us.  A few projects around the house will be put on hold.  The worst thing for Daddy - no motorcycle.

It's a good thing we are a great team!  That is our big news... on the lighter side, Mommy wore real shoes for the first time in over a year and a half!  She said it felt strange!  She was very careful and walked slowly for a short time.  She gave herself a mild concussion earlier this week, but at least she got to see many colors of stars in her head!

Ringo and I are great - someone needs to be healthy in this family.  We are excited about spring and the book orders we've been having lately.  A nice size order was sent to a hospital, a few books to our Canadian fans, one out East and six titles locally.  Not a bad ten days!  We hope it continues!  I think we are in for an unusual and exciting Spring!  Wish us luck!

Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab