Opi and Nellie Belle celebrated Christmas with their cousins Skeeter and Susie. Of course, there were a few humans present too. After all, who was going to bring presents and dish up the food? Hope you enjoy. Hugs and wagging tails...
Here's Opi and he doesn't feel well. In the picture, he is all bundled up and ready to go to the vet.Opi had been complaining of his chest and abdomin hurting for the last 3 days by letting out a loud, painful sounding yelp. When we got to the vet's office, he was fine and didn't let out a peep even when his temperature was taken rectally. The vet had him walk across the room and was surprised and told Opi's mommy "that's a bow-legged little guy!" There were 2 other chis at the vet's office and one was so petite next to 7lb Opi. After the vet visit, Opi was taken to Feeder Supply and got his usual after vet treat.
Our "grandma" or "omi" as she likes to be called went on a cruise recently. That meant that our "aunt" Sofia had to stay with us for a whole week. Our mommy and daddy like Sofia but Nellie Belle is a bully with Sofie. Barney and Opi could really care less if Sofie visits, but Nellie is more spoiled and a real diva at times. Here are a few pictures of Sofie's visit.
This is Barney (on your left) and Nellie
Barney (front) and guilty Nellie Belle
Sofia--she wouldn't hold still for picture
Opi was sick this past week. Probably had some kind of bug. The vet didn't know what was going on but he knew Opi wasn't feeling too chipper. One good bit of news from that visit--Opi has lost 1 1/2 lbs! Yippee that expensive Science Diet Light has done some good! Now that Opi has gone from 8lbs 9oz to 7lbs even we still have a ways to go until he is in the 5lb range. This picture isn't recent, for some reason he managed to escape the camera fanatic in our house lol.
This is it for now folks, so hugs and puppy kisses for all!
Opi and Nellie Belle have a new crocheted mat for their naps on the cold floor. Their mommy made it for them. Here's some pictures of them using it:
Our sister Barney has had a lump on her bottom for several years. The vet has said that we shouldn't worry about it. He didn't want to take it off because Barney might have problems from the general anesthesia she'd have to have if it was removed. No problems for years until mommy came home from work a couple weeks ago and found blood all over the house. Barney had chewed on it. Mommy loaded Barney into the car and rushed off to the vet. Barney had to wear one of those things mommy calls a funnel collar and take antibiotics. Barney is ok now and we're happy. We all teased her and called her "Funnel Head" but we are really happy she is ok now.
That's it for now! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Wagging tails and puppy kisses...
Here is a slide show of Barney and the chis--Nellie Belle and Opi. They run when their mommy comes near them with a camera. I pulled them out from under blankets, under chairs and grabbed them as they dashed outside. Barney is the old gal and she just puts up with her mommy's crazy ways. So here's the show for your enjoyment....
No sound because every time I try to put music with a video here it comes back as a copyright violation and we don't want that, oh no.
Hugs and wagging tails...
This is Nellie Belle. She is resting on the chair outside because she is tired from watching her human brother Justin and her human dad Ray working hard building shelves for a closet. Nellie is all recovered from being spayed on September 25th. Her human parents were very reluctant to have this procedure done because Nellie is such a small little girl but they finally did the responsible thing. Nellie doesn't like going to the vet because there are such BIG animals there! Anyway, Nellie had a very quick and easy recovery and had no pain afterwards. She had the procedure done with a laser.
DH was sitting in his recliner dining on one of our favorites in hot weather--cottage cheese. Well, Miss Nellie hopped in his lap and gave her daddy sad eyes. DH allowed Nellie to put her head in his dish and she really enjoyed finishing up the cottage cheese as you can see in these pictures. Dog Food Sales
Opi claimed the new afghan I made. I made a round ripple afghan that you can see more pictures of on my other blog. Opi knows he's special and thinks that whenever his mommy crochets an afghan it is for him to burrow under. Gee, what a character! Hugs and puppy dog kisses...
Nellie Belle and Opi were having a great time cavorting in the sun. I was busy trying to get my house clean before my mil came over to babysit the chis and their big sister Barney. DH and I were going to Illinois to visit some of my family. During break-time, I broke out my camera and started going to town filming them and taking their pictures. This video is 3 separate small clips that I have joined together. There are some talkative people in the background so just ignore them when they start talking local politics. It's not the best quality but you can see the "kids" having fun. After we returned from Illinois, the "kids" were scratching themselves raw so we took them to the vet. No fleas but they were having problems with allergies. The vet told us that we live in the allergy capital of the USA. Oh, and Opi, our "chunky monkey" needs to lose about 3 lbs! I had the vet tell that to dh because dh never listened to me when I said Opi needed to lose weight. We had been free feeding all 3 of them but we had to put a stop to that. Now, all 3 of them are put out with the new feeding schedule!
Opi and Nellie Belle are having a hard time with itching this summer. They do NOT have fleas. Here they are enjoying getting brushed by their daddy with a rubber like brush that is actually made for cleaning fur off of furniture. Opi and Nellie have only one thing to say today "Happy Father's Day Dad!"
Not too long ago, I saw Barney sitting on one of the chi's beds. She had her ears all perked up and pointing like a chihuaha's ears! How funny is this! I thought to myself "Barney is a 'wanna be chi'!" Here's the picture and I hope you get a chuckle out of it like I did.
Barney is big sister to Nellie Belle and Opi. Here Barney shows off her new pink bandana with peace symbols on it. She recently had her hair cut too and is looking pretty cute for an almost 15 year old girl. That's it for now folks and we're leaving you with wagging tails and hugs...
People tend to treat their dogs, especially small dogs like children (me included). I've seen folks taking their dogs for walks so they can have the benefit of exercise for both master and dog. Now I think I've seen just about everything--one of the latest things is for the little doggies to ride in a special stroller! Isn't this going a bit far with our furry little ones? Although, my Opi tends to be a little lazy so maybe this isn't such a bad idea after all. What do you think? Hugs and wagging tails....
Here are my 2 kids dressed for Easter last weekend. Nellie is pretty obvious in her dislike for dressing-up. Opi on the other hand goes with the flow and whether he's nude or dressed to the nines is ok with him.
I recently finished crocheting a new afghan and Opi staked a claim to it right away. He loves to wrap up in blankets, afghans or throws to stay warm. He has claimed this new one too but I think he'll have to wrestle with his "parents" or share it.
Nellie Belle, Opi and their big sister Barney (yes Barney is a girl) love the attention from brother Justin and Leslie. Here they are earlier this year getting and giving lots of love. Nellie's cute little hoodie is actually one for a preemie baby. It's a tad bit too big but otherwise not too bad of a fit and she didn't complain too much earlier this year when we had an ice storm and power outage and I kept her dressed in it.
My neighbor is having a large tree cut down in his backyard. An ice storm earlier this year did severe damage to it and it was a danger to his house. Opi and Nellie Belle have been on guard duty the entire time the tree people sawed and chopped! Very aggravating to me but also reassuring that despite their small stature, these guys are on the alert for potential "invasions." See this short video clip of them on duty.
Everyone is Irish for one day out of the year so it's no wonder that Opi and Nellie Belle are putting on the green for the day.... Here are my kids all dressed in their greenery for St. Patrick's Day! Opi could care less if his mommy dresses him up or not. He's really been blessed with a ton of patience for his human family. Nellie B. is pouting. She does NOT like it when her mommy dresses her up! Nellie B. would rather be running around the yard like a nudist.
I got these cute little tees for them at Old Navy. I have found that they get some cute little dog clothes in and the prices aren't too unreasonable. The basic tees are usually priced lower than Wal-mart's.
Opi and Nellie Belle are sending this Irish blessing to you and those you hold dear: