Sunday, September 27, 2015

Another Weekend Ends

Another weekend has come to an end.  Our friend from Pennsylvania came for a couple of days, and we could not have enjoyed her visit any more.  At the moment, "Sid" is dog-less, and she said that she needed a "dog-fix" --so where is a better place to come than our house?  The dogs absolutely adore "Sid,"  Even Charlie put his babysitting duties with the kitten aside for her visit.  He is crazy about Sid, and even goes as far as sleeping with Sid at night.
Todd made me proud by (again) remembering his manners and more than once came to Sid for attention.  
Our friend may have come for a dog-fix, but I had something else in mind for her visit.  On Saturday we were off to West Virginia to an Apple Festival.  It was day of apples...
Apples of just about every kind -- Some varieties I'd not heard of.  
and many, many more waiting to be picked.  We chatted with someone from the orchard, and he told us that for every tree that he picks an apple from, he takes a bite from one apple. That's a lot of bites!
And if you wanted something besides apples, there were lots of varieties of pumpkins to choose. These "warty pumpkins" were interesting.
You could even "smooch da pooch" to help a local rescue.
It was a good day spent with a good friend.  The good energy from the weekend must have rubbed off on Dusty, who is definitely feeling better. His appetite seems stable, and he's up and around more.
~Dusty with Bella in the background~
Buddy lost his appetite a few days ago.  Nothing I could give him, could get him to take as much as a nibble.  So I cooked ground beef, and added a couple of scrambled eggs and pasta, topped with cheese for good measure.  It worked, and he's eaten the last two meals.  But he's turning his nose up at kibble or anything dog-food.  I'm trying to stay positive that Buddy is at least eating, and I just hope we can figure this out sooner rather than later.
~Buddy, feeling a little better~


  1. Todd, your seems impressed that you chose to use your manners. You need to remind her you are a Scottie and dignified.

    Aroo to you,

  2. Your place is definitely the best place if one needs a 'dog-fix'! The Apple Festival sounds like a lot of fun, too.

  3. Hmm, has buddy got a bad tooth or sore gums or something hung up OR found out you feed him goodies instead of kibble if he refuses it?

    Oh all those lovely apples, gives me a hankering for a big Rome backed with sugar and cinnamon, MMM!

    Happy you had your friend visit! Always fun.

  4. Morning Kim, I would have loved to go to the Apple festival, great worth pumpkins too. Hope Buddy if feeling better, getting old sucks.Blessings Francine.

  5. Hello Kim, I am glad the dogs are all doing well. I hope Buddy keeps on eating :) . Charlie is just a sweetie. The Apple festival sounds like a fun time. The warty pumpkins do look stange. Wishing you and your furbabies a happy day and week ahead!

  6. Glad everyone is doing well. Looks like a great Apple Festival! Thanks for sharing!

  7. oh dear heart! SO glad you had a wonderful weekend!
    and unusual out of the norm kind... the best!
    poor little thin buddy.
    maybe you'll have to think of him as another human in the house and just fix a plate for him and you and carl! LOL.
    you have my admiration.
    you have the patience of job.
    you are the best.

  8. So glad you had a good weekend with your friend . Good to hear everyone is doing well . Lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  9. oh, with your crew there's always ups and downs, isn't there? glad you had a good visit!

  10. Glad things are going well. I remember Grimes Golden as a child but haven't seen them in stores for years.

  11. Oh yes,, your home is perfect place for someone to go and get a dog fix!!!

    Were so glad Buddy is better.. and hope he keeps eating.

  12. Hugs to Buddy. I'm not surprised he doesn't want kibble after Mama"s homemade cooking! Here's to hoping, kibble starts smelling good to him again with his yummy cooked dinner(;
    So glad, you enjoyed your weekend. Those apples look wonderful. I bet they really perfumed the air. I love Fall, my favorite season with the cooler air and beautiful changing leaves.
    Gus' Mom

  13. I think I need a DOG FIX too!
    Delightful . . .

  14. How could your friend go home without taking one of the Goldens with her? Perhaps it was too difficult to choose which one to take - they are all so gorgeous !

  15. Please post if you find the issue with Buddy. My 12-year-old Heinz 57 named Samson is having the same problems. There are days he won't eat anything at all. I prepare all of his favorite foods and he turns his head away as though he's offended by the offer (as he looks at me out of the corners of his eyes). He absolutely refuses dog food of any kind. At one time, he loved it. I finally gave up on that and I prepare his food. He does have a tumor on his parathyroid gland (for about a year now). The vet says it will eventually end his life and I can see it's taken a toll on him. I adore my Samson. I hate for him to miss one meal. I hope Buddy is eating heartily soon.

  16. I think your house is the perfect place for a DOG FIX!!!!

    I sure hope that Buddy feels better soon. He's lucky to have a gourmet cook like you to help him eat!


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