Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Short Day and Long Night

A brilliant sunrise started the weekend when I was off first thing to the vet with Beau and Buddy for rechecks.
Buddy is much, much less itchy these days and no longer has to wear the 'cone of shame.' His skin still needs to heal a bit more, but his new coat that is growing in is soft and healthy.  
Beau had a recheck of his ears and there is some improvement, but both are still infected. He'll continue on a steroid at least until he sees the dermatologist on the 30th.
With a lot of last minute things to tend to for the holidays Saturday was a busy day.  But we weren't too busy that we couldn't meet some friends who are in town for the holidays to visit family. It was an unplanned get together, and we met at a nearby winery. I'm glad we made the time, it was an enjoyable visit with them while we listened to a jazz band.
It's the winter solstice, and the sun has now set on the shortest day of the year and the longest night has begun. Sheba is ready for the shorter days that take us closer to Christmas.
And Todd is ready for the longer nights to recharge his batteries.
Are you ready for the week ahead?  


  1. Well, I've been pretty good just one incident under the Christmas tree but I got my paws crossed that Santa Paws will come anyway.....he just needs to watch where he steps. Merry Christmas to you and gang.

    Aroo to you,

  2. Don't think we've ever seen Todd asleep before...BOL! Seems you've got everything under control.

    Sunset Hills. That's where HER niece had her wedding reception a few years ago.

  3. How wonderful to have the unexpected get together with friends. Where you went looks cozy!
    Its good to get those re-check vet appointments taken care of- isn't it Kim
    So good that Buddy's skin is getting better! And hoping Beau's ears get better with the medications and vet check on the 30th.
    Beautiful photo of Sheba with her stocking! And so cute of Todd napping!
    Were waiting for the longer days now too!! Hybrination needs to end!

  4. Oh it's good that Buddy is feeling better and Beau's ears are slightly improved. I do hope they are much better by his next visit to the Vet. It was good you were able to catch up with your friends at the winery. It sure looks like a nice place. It looks as if you are all prepared for the coming week. Mum's been running around like crazy but I think she has it all under control for Christmas now. I can't wait. I love Christmas.
    Merry Christmas to you all!!

  5. What a lovely sunrise and wish Buddy a speedy recovery. Have a Blessed Christmas!


  6. Amidst all the things that "have to get done", it is wonderful to take time out just to spend time with friends.

    Have a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

  7. Love your photos....have a great Christmas :-)

  8. Your pictures are just beautiful Kim! So glad you got to visit with friends...that is always nice!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! And all the pups!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  9. Beautiful sunrise, Kim! I hope Buddy & Beau continue to improve.. I do love all your cute doggies.. The winery looks like a nice place to meet..Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. Humans are always so busy this time of year while the animals happily snooze. :)

  11. Love the pictures of the kids, especially Todd sleeping - something we don't see much of. He's a busy boy. Sheba's ready for Christmas - cute!

  12. glad one is improving and hope the ears clear, too. love these sweet babies!

  13. Glad to hear you had a good week. Merry Christmas!


  14. oh dear heart.
    good news here. so glad the cone of shame is history and new soft fur is coming in. and the ears . . . well. keeping hope there!
    and the pictures. ALWAYS steal my heart.
    the christmas stocking in place of a frisbee. LOLOL.
    and that tiny pink tongue showing at naptime. so dear.
    happy egg and nog dearest bean! XOXO

  15. Nbeautiful sunrise, Love the cute the furry kids are, hope they are feeling better. Nice to be with friends, Hugs Francine.

  16. All the pups seem to being doing well. Keep this peaceful feeling through the new year!

  17. We hope everyone starts to feel better real soon, our mom says she has over million X 12 things to finish up yet so hers is hyperventilating.....stella rose

  18. Yes. I think i'm ready. Maybe! I'm glad there is improvement in Beau and Buddy! And i agree with Todd. Time to recharge!

  19. Sometimes those unplanned get-togethers are just the ticket. Especially if you have them at a winery. Loved this post.

  20. I can't help but wish we still had several more days! I'm glad you got to visit some friends, and that both pups are doing better.

    Monty and Harlow

  21. You had me at winery. . . .

  22. Love the picture of Sheba with her stocking.


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