Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Day Off

My day off work today took Carl and me to Old Towne Alexandria for a little business. We made the nearly 2 hour drive with no problem and arrived on time.  However, the trip home there were a few wrong turns that even our navigation app couldn't keep up with.  Eventually we found our way, but we were on the opposite side of town from where we needed to be, passing near the Washington Monument.
After stopping for lunch, we were finally home by late afternoon.
In the warmth of the late afternoon sun, we spent some time outside with all the dogs. Cricket was having a pretty good day today, but still seems to tire easily.
She has pretty much gotten over her bout with vestibular syndrome. However, she's has had a couple of days this week that haven't been the best. I think it may be her arthritis that's bothering her, because she sometimes has problems walking and staying on her feet. But her appetite is good, thanks to the added cat food! So, we'll continue to take each day as it comes for this little lady that has just less than 3 months until her 17th birthday.
I hope you've had a pretty good day too. 


  1. Wow...little Cricket looks amazing for 17! Would an acupuncture session help with her arthritis pain and balance issues?

    I've had a few wobbly days myself these past few weeks so I know it can be very frustrating. Trying to build up some strength to help my balance.

    More good vibes are coming Cricket's way this week.

  2. We don't know if we would trust those apps or not. We get so many people out here who are lost-- and their app brought them a total wrong way.
    The place you had lunch was very beautiful, but its no fun taking the long way home is it!
    Cricket-- your looking soo beautiful and happy,,and soon you will be 17 So wonderful to have some warm afternoon sunshine!
    And I am sure the best part for the Goldens was when you and Carl came home,
    Todd,, you just make us smile. You sure have some white toofies!

  3. Cricket, you are one lovely girl, just keep putting one foot in front of the other, slowly and steadily. Todd, you keep up that good work, your smile will make everyone feel happy, Kim, even down here sometimes our GPS takes us another way. The first TomTom, it was so faulty, returned and now the Garmin is lots better. Jean.

  4. Recalculating.....recalculating....recalculating....I calculate that we're lost.

  5. Glad Cricket likes the cat food added - at her age, I would feed her anything she wanted, minus the salt and spices, of course.
    GPS... hateful things.
    Todd's looking good!

  6. Great picture of Todd! Those expressive eyes!
    My goodness, at little Cricket's age, I think she has a right to get a little tired. She is adorable. Sending good wishes for he continued improved health. Almost 17, amazing. I think it has a lotto due with all of the loving care you have given her.
    Hoping all of Buddy's eye ointments and shampoos are helping him to feel better.
    It looked like a beautiful day, despite getting lost. Your salad looks delicious!
    Gus' Mom

  7. Spent my young adult years in Old Town...just loved it. Haven't been there in years!

    Seventeen is incredible....actually, so is sixteen.

  8. Cricket does look amazing! Looks like you guys had fun on your outing! What I would give for blue skies and sunshine right now! I am so sick of snow and cold and it isn't even December yet!!

  9. 17 !!! What an amazing doggie do, she must have lots of sage advice to give a young 'un likes me
    And I do luffs those smiley white teefs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  10. Old Town Alexandria looks a lovely place. Good vibes being sent to Cricket :-)

  11. My day is going pretty well so far as I;m just sitting catching up with blogs. Have done my stint in the school library and sorted out my mum so lunch and a walk with the dogs are pending. Lovely to see your sunshine Kim; it's very, very grey and drizzly here. xx

  12. Starting my morning off reading your post is better than a cup of coffee. Every photograph of your "crew" makes me smile . . . .

  13. BOL @ Todd he always makes me smile! Have a great weekend.

    Aroo to you,

  14. Cricket is such a sweet little lady, hope she has many days ahead of her.

  15. 17 ! That's quite something.

  16. Oh Cricket, you are such a sweet old soul. Wish I could give her a gentle hug.

  17. that little cocked head... she is a treasure.
    and smiling wee todd. he never fails to make me smile in return.
    love my visit here. as always. beautiful pictures.

  18. Glad to hear sweet Cricket is doing better from her vestibular problem. How amazing that she is almost 17.

  19. Isn't it nice to finally have a warm afternoon? I'm sure the dogs loved playing with you and each other.

  20. Yes it has been a good day...sunshine and been quite....but the best was that smile at the end of your made us smile!

    The Mad Scots

  21. Cricket will always be an Ewok to me and her charming smile warms a heart even when she is not herself, Kim!...:)JP

  22. Hi Kim, love Crickets face, so so sweet. Glad you enjoyed a warm afternoon, those are long gone here.Happy Weekend, Francine.

  23. Hi Kim and pupkids!
    Its always nice to stop by and see how you all are. Every pup seems to be looking fine , I read from this post to the post with the rude vet that got snapped at and cheered the pup who dun it!

    Blessings for all,

  24. Wow, Cricket is almost 17, amazing.. I hope she continues to do well.. Cute puppydogs..Love the photos.. Have a happy Sunday!

  25. Dear Kim, Golden hugs to you and the pack this Thanksgiving. As you can tell, I'm behind with blogging and I've missed you my friend. I hope you have a day filled with wonder and joy(nice weather too).
    Lots of love,

  26. Beautiful town; beautiful lunch; beautiful dogs.

  27. Hi Y'all!

    My Humans have had their retrievers celebrate 15 and 16 yrs, but never 17! That's amazing!

    Y'all come on back,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  28. I love Cricket's flying ears! Such a sweetie!

    Monty and Harlow


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