Monday, May 22, 2017

Storytime!

Settle in, Jessie, I have a story for you.


Really? I loves stories! Is it about a dragon? Or an ogre? Or--

Jessie! Let me tell the story! Okay, once upon a time, there was a beeYOUtiful cowgirl. 

Oh Casey! I love cowgirls! They're so much better than silly princesses.

Listen to the story, Jessie.


Sorry! I'm listening. Look how good I'm listening.

Okay. SO. Once upon a time--

You said that part already!

--There was a beeYOUtiful but annoying cowgirl.


That part sounds a little rude.

And she ended up in a skeery place. She was away from her family and the wonderful life she was SUPPOSED to have. Instead, she was all alone in a cold concrete cage at a place called a SHELTER.

CASEY! Those places are skeery! Does the cowgirl escape?? Does a handsome prince come???


Just listen to the story, Jessie!!

Ow! Sorry, I'll listen, I'll listen!

ANYway, the cowgirl didn't know what would happen to her. But THEN a magic fairy godmother appeared in the shelter. And she said, "Hello, beeYOUtiful cowgirl! I'm from LBR, and I'm here to rescue you!"

CASEY!!!!!! I know this story!!! I know who the cowgirl is!!!


Look, it's ME! I was the cowgirl in the skeery shelter, and the magic LBR godmother came to take me away!! I was so skeered still. I wasn't sure what was going to happen!


That's right, kid, but the LBR godmother took you away, got your vet care, and got you all ready to come meet your foster home. Which was US.


It was wonderful, Casey! And that's why yesterday was my birthday, right? 

Yes. You turned three years old, two years since you left that skeery shelter.

And we lived happily ever after, didn't we, Casey?



Of course we did, Jessie. That's how all good stories end.


....Is she asleep at last?


Dawg, this storytelling is hard work!

 Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESSIE!!! We're so glad to have you in our lives. Here's to our happily ever after!

Friday, May 19, 2017

So sue me!

So I'm thinking I may be in need of Ernie the Attorney. Isn't improper use of one's image something you can sue for? Take a look at this!


They even called it "Casey"! And I was obviously the model for it. Whaddaya think, folks? Should I sue?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

We're still here!


Sorry for all the silence lately, folks! Momma took a few days off work and thought she'd spend plenty of it updating for us, but she didn't read or post once! We spent some extra time at Auntie's, and she and Momma got exhausted doing the Student Day at their Renny-sauce faire. Plus she celebrated Mother's Day with Grandma! So sorry for all the silence. We'll start reading again, but if there was anything big we needed to know about, please let us know!!

We could really REALLY use some POTP today. Yesterday Jessie went back to her kidney specialist for another blood test to see if her daily camel treatment and new meds have had the desired effect. We'll get the results sometime today, so please cross your paws!


Edit: Good news! Jessie's kidney levels are dropping, though they're not at the level we want them to be yet. She needs to get her creatinine to under 3 and BUN to under 50. Currently they've dropped from 6.1 to 4.4 and 76 to 52. So doing good, but not there yet. We're going to keep doing the daily camel treatments and test again in two more weeks. Hopefully we'll be at the magic levels by then and she can drop to camel treatments just three days a week. Thanks for the POTP!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Good news!

Momma said she could use some GOOD news this week. We headed back to the specialist again -- this time to check on my heart instead of Jessie's kidneys! You might remember that a few months ago I was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia. I take medicine every day to control it. This week we were checking to see if it was doing its job.


I was a VERY good boy in the waiting room and had another momma telling her pup to behave like me. BOL. Then I went back to see all my girlfriends and get the EKG test on my heart. And....


PAWFECT!! My medicine is working grreat, which means my heart is pumping away like normal. Momma and I were SUPER happy.


We even stopped at Sonic on the way home. I got a celebratory cheeseburger, and she got a celebratory shake. Woohoo!!!

Monday, May 8, 2017

The most comfortable spot in the world


Touching your momma is always the most comfortable spot anywhere.


Jessie!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

News

Hey folks, Jessie here! OMD, I had a fun day yesterday! Momma came home early from work, and we went off on an ADVENTURE! We went to see the special vet, which I guess is only for really special dogs. The vet tech loved all over me, 'cause I'm Jessie. And also 'cause I'm a boxer and she loves boxers. She remembered Casey pawfectly even though he's only been there once a couple months ago. I got scritches and pets from her and the dogtor, and I even got the coolest kind of belly rub. They put me in a special pad that let me lay on my back comfortably, then the dogtor rubbed my belly with gel. It was cool and tickled. I even got to go back this morning so they could steal my blood real quick before I had breakfast. I think overall it was a pretty cool visit.


The Momma here, and sadly I'm not as happy about the visit as Jessie. Nothing dampens her spirit! But her little kidneys just can't keep up with the rest of her. They're getting worse, and there's not a lot we can do. We're moving at the specialist's recommendation to a more aggressive treatment, switching her to a stronger med and trying daily camel treatments. We went in this morning for a baseline blood test (she wasn't fasting yesterday and couldn't do it then), and we'll re-do the test in two more weeks to see if the new treatment is helping. But the vet warned me that it's a progressive disease and there's really nothing we can do but try to ease the load on her kidneys so they can work as long as possible. If she was human, she'd be on dialysis right now and on the list for a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, neither of those is an option for dogs. So we're just going to keep doing all we can to keep her with us as long as possible. She barely shows any symptoms and doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort at all, which is the biggest blessing. She doesn't have any idea she's sick, and we're not going to tell her! Casey, Pigeon, and I are just going to keep loving her as long as we have, whether that's 6 weeks, 6 months, or 6 years.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weird weather

We had some weird weather predictions in Texas this week. All the weather dudes were saying we had a 100% chance of rain on Saturday, with bad storms and stuff. Then the system unexpectedly went east, and we ended up with bright sun, 90 degree temps, and 90% humidity. YUCK! But then the cool front blew in Saturday night, and yesterday was sunny and 69 degrees, low humidity. What weird weather we have.



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Throwback Thursday and POTP

Hey folks, Jessie here! Back from when I very furst met her, I've always been able to amuse Momma from how comfortable I could get anywhere.






(All of these pictures are from my furst few months of living with her, btw!)

We'd also like to ask for a little Power of the Paw. I went to the dogtor this week to have more blood stolen so we could see how my camel treatments are working. Momma was a little concerned because they don't seem to be making me feel any better, and I actually lose my appetite for a day or two after the treatments. Unfortunately, the blood tests don't show much of an improvement, and the dogtor isn't really sure what to do. So we're going to go back to visit the specialist who diagnosed me in the furst place to get another view of how my kidneys are working and see if he has any more suggestions. If you could keep your paws crossed for me, Momma and I would appreciate it.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Our new pack member!

That's right, we added another member to the pack this weekend! Momma came home from her Renny-sauce faire on Saturday talking ALL about this pawesome doggy she met, who was the best cuddler she'd ever met. (I'm sure she just assumed the "except for you, Casey" was implied.) And would you believe it, he followed her home and turned up on her pillow that night!


He IS pretty cute. I can't speak for the cuddly part, since Momma said Jessie and I can't cuddle or play with him. HMPH! BUT he's a really good listener.


Momma found him a pawfect spot in the bedroom so he can hang out in the day with Jessie and me. I think he'll be a pretty good new pack member.



Edited to add:
Silly Momma furgot to type the pawt of my post where I told you our new pack member's name! Momma asked people all over her Renny-sauce faire what he should be named, and then she picked her favorite. So his name is Patches St. George III! Just Patches to us, since we're his pack.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Flowers for Dory!

Today we all come together to remember a very special furiend. Dory loved everyone, and she had the sweetest nature of any furiend I've ever met. She was a true princess, and a supermodel! One thing Dory loved more than anything were flowers. She hosted Flower Fridays every week, and I know she's surrounded by lots and lots of beeYOUtiful flowers up there on the Bridge.


Today Jessie and I are in a field of Texas bluebonnets in Dory's honor. We'll never furget you, Dory!!



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

"Hey Casey, did you hear--"
"Shh! We're supposed to be wordless!"

Monday, April 17, 2017

Our adventure!

Oh boy, folks, you won't BELIEVE what we did this weekend. Momma's Renny-sauce faire was this weekend, of course, but since she didn't have to work on Good Friday, we headed down to Auntie's early. Momma was going to go visit Grandma and Grandpa later in the day, and it would be just generally a nice, relaxing day.

Uh, then we ended up here.


We were driving down the highway, about halfway to Auntie's, when Momma suddenly said a lot of HBO words and started pulling to the side of the road. Our tire went flat right as we were driving! We ended up in a VERY skeery spot, right where two highways were merging. We barely got onto this median before it ended. Traffic was flying by on both sides of us. It was too dangerous for Momma to get out and try to fix the tire, so she called her roadside assistance. Well, long story short, we are getting NEW roadside assistance today and two and a half hours later we got our tire changed by the VERY nice people with the Courtesy Patrol. Momma was pretty skeered and alternated between crying and saying HBO words. Jessie and I were super good copilots and just chilled out. (Well, we got a little kerazy when Courtesy Patrol first opened up the back door to get to our spare tire, but c'mon!)


So now we were on a little donut spare tire, which meant we couldn't go very fast or far. Momma located a tire shop not too far away on our route, so we limped there. Turns out her GPS was wrong -- nothing was there! So we started heading further down the way where Momma knew there was a Wal-Mart, and she hoped we'd find something else closer. Yay, we spotted another tire shop! Momma pulled in...and they were closed for Good Friday! We limped a little further down the road, and thank heavens we found a Firestone Tires!! The clerk made Momma cry when he was trying to lighten the mood and said they didn't have our size tire in stock. She wasn't really in a mood to joke. They wouldn't let Jessie and me inside the waiting room, so Momma took us to hang out in a little grassy area nearby until we got a new tire.


 Momma might've cried a lot more in the car when we finally got going again, but I promised I wouldn't tell on her. We have NEVER been so happy to get to Auntie's!! Jessie was pretty freaked out by everything and was super clingy the rest of the night.


I just made sure that Momma got to bed at a reasonable hour and snuggled close so she wouldn't be so freaked out anymore.


So that was OUR weekend. How was yours?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hoppy Easter from the Easter Boxers!

As Jessie and I go off to the Rennysauce faire, we'd like to wish everyone a very hoppy Easter!



Friday, April 14, 2017

See Beautiful for Sugar

Today we are Seeing Beautiful in honor of Sugar the Golden Retriever, who gave us lots of golden joy as she sought beauty everywhere.

We see beauty in a good walk with your family (and maybe some bunnies!)....


In fresh green grass just meant to be rolled in...


In siblings we love....



In memories of those we've lost...


And in Mommas to love!!


Thank you, Sugar, for always helping us see golden beauty everywhere!