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Still Talking...Blog #2

Monday, August 15, 2011


Went on a holiday to visit my Brother and his family. His wife took the picture and he is on the left with his kids. My Son (DS) {the tall one} and Hubby (DH) on the right, with me smack dab in the middle.

We left immediately after my Portrait class finished. That was the only thing I finished, as the housework and laundry was left undone until I returned. That is why I am running around with out my head to day.

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We did 4 days of driving for 3 days of visiting....hmmm....someone did not do the math correctly! Don't know how that happened!

Well, we were able to visit with my Grandparents who are in their 90's and whom I think are doing fantastic! They only have someone come in every other week to help with some of the cleaning. Still drive; shop; and do whatever needs doing.

Then we were off to Vancouver Island, BC to visit My DS's Godparents ; My brother and family; and various friends and relatives.

Yes we definitely did a lot in a little bit of time.


Castle Mountain in Alberta


The Pond on my Brother's place


Our Mountain Lakes


Swimming Day!

Anyhow, we had a great time. There are some issues that I am trying to sort out, may be a blog soon about it asking your advice... will see.

Love my family, sure wish we lived a little closer.

Hugs,
Angela

  
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MARTY728 8/17/2011 2:45PM

    Great pictures! You look GREAT! You can really see the loss. Was your brother and his family shocked?

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MDGARDENGIRL 8/16/2011 8:11PM

    WOW Angela! Where did you go??? And I'm not talkin vacation!!! You look fantastic and I know you feel good about your weight loss emoticon

I live on the East Coast, but we have skiied in BC and it was the most beautiful place I have ever been! The people were very warm and friendly. Sounds like you had a busy family vacation and I'm in awe of your grandparents. So independant..... good stock you come from!

Thanks for staying in touch with my blog. You are one of my favorites!! emoticon...... Marg

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PARKERB2 8/16/2011 3:52PM

    Great pictures. Wow, the grandparents are doing well! I know you enjoy visiting them. Glad you had a wonderful time. Have a good day. emoticon

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CHAS1949 8/16/2011 3:37AM

    What a wonderful trip!! Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures!

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SHIHJABO 8/15/2011 11:16PM

    A gel a, just asked about your holiday on your other blog before I read this one. Wow , the pics are amazing and that skinny chick in the middle is awesome. I can definitely see less of you. or should I say I can't see you. Well anyway, you loom great!!!!
Barb

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BOVEY63 8/15/2011 1:30PM

    Looks like an awesome vacation. I was on Vancouver Island in 1990 and thought it was beautiful - especially enjoyed Butchart Gardens and the fireworks display there.
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NOMORESTALLING 8/15/2011 11:59AM

    AWE COME NOW THE DRIVE WAS WORTH IT! WALT AND I TOOK THAT SAME TRIP LAST NOVEMBER BUT THEN IT WAS LESS THAN A DAYS DRIVE FOR US 'CAUSE WE ARE ALREADY IN ALBERTA AND CLOSE TO THE BC BORDER. I KNOW CHEAT! LOL BUT IT'S GORGEOUS ISNT IT!

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STUCKER28 8/15/2011 8:12AM

    Beautiful pictures!! Sounds like you had a great time. Dont forget to make some time just for you! You have been super busy and a little down time (even if only 30 minutes) might be really good. Love the pictures!

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LAURELSPARK 8/15/2011 7:53AM

    It sounds like you had a great time with your family. Worth the drive, right?

I got to see my two sisters this summer. We spent 4 days together; 24/7 and got along famously. We are different in many ways but still get along well.

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PCOH051610 8/15/2011 7:51AM

    What a good looking family! Aarrgghh, that long drive should have called for a much longer visit. I've got to check out whre you are from as you mentioned Vancouver Island and Alberta. I live in Newfoundland on the other coast of Canada!

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LYNMEINDERS 8/15/2011 3:59AM

    WooHoo...waht a reat time you had even if it took longer to get there than you were there.....

it is good to do things like that occasssionally....

OW...you are looking so so awesome....well done...you should be very proud of yourself.....I certainly am....
Go you

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CAROLEDENTON 8/15/2011 1:56AM

    Angelia,

Sounds like this is one of those times when you will have to go home and reflect on exactly what a great time you did have, no time to do that now! Have a wonderful, safe trip.. What fun, I'd love it!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/15/2011 1:22AM

    Oh, what a beautiful place! I really enjoyed your blog! Love ya, my friend, Angela! Keep safe and keep smiling! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/15/2011 12:48AM

    The picture above where you wrote "On Mountain Lakes" is so beautiful. I can imagine you painting that one. Nice that you had a wonderful time. Last summer my Dragon Boat team raced at Victoria, BC. I'm not paddling this year because of my shoulder injury but perhaps next year. you for sharing the pictuyres and your family.
Debbie

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Wow! Lots to say...Blog #1

Saturday, August 13, 2011



Finished my workshop Portrait Painting with the artist from Florence Italy.

Wow, I certainly had my ups and downs in this workshop. As you know from my previous blog, I was definitly in a funk for part of it.

Reality Check! I have work to do to improve myself as an artist.

I needed to know that.

I need to take drawing lessons, my drawing is not up to snuff. I knew it though. But when you paint other things, it can be camoflaged. When you paint people however, it hides nothing and certainly doesn't look like the person your supposed to be painting.

My model liked my portrait as I have seemed to capture him (yes it was him) but I captured his youth. My Model was 71 years old, and although he didn't look his age, I made him much younger.
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I was quite hard on myself during this painting session. And in hindsight, I didn't need to be so harsh. I wasn't as bad as I thought. Everyone there was an amazing artist, let me make myself clear on that. I think I fell somewhere in the middle, if I may say. Modesty be darned!

For a week's worth of painting, I think my portrait came along very nicely and guess what!

I LEARNED SOMETHING.....yes a few things sunk into this hard head of mine. So the course was a success!

I have to thank the artist, Martinho Correia. He was wonderful. Check out his work at martinhoart.com/

He is an amazing artist and I look forward to seeing him again.

Hugs to you My Friends!
Thanks for all your encouragement. Without you I may have not persevered.

Love ya!
Angela
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MARTY728 8/17/2011 2:47PM

    You are an AMAZING artist!

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SHIHJABO 8/15/2011 11:13PM

    Yea, Angela me too. Great job. Wonderful! Wonderful! Have missed you. how was your holiday
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PCOH051610 8/15/2011 7:47AM

    From somebody who can only draw stick figures and even then not with one bit of talent, I think your work is fantastic! I'm so glad you stuck with it because you obviously enjoyed it and are so blessed to have such wonderful talent!



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BOVEY63 8/14/2011 5:17PM

    I think your painting is amazing!
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JANDREWS031 8/14/2011 3:05PM

    Awesome!!!!!!!

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PURESTILLWATER 8/14/2011 12:09PM

    WOW Angela, you see you need to do work on it but I think it is FANTASTIC. You are gifted.

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XRAYLADY65 8/14/2011 8:13AM

    awesome work...

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LYNMEINDERS 8/14/2011 12:08AM

    You portrait is amazing...well done...you have made a superb job.....
And I am sure the model would have been stoked that you made him look younger.....

You have an amazing talent....go girl....

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MDGARDENGIRL 8/13/2011 9:59PM

    Angela.... that portrait is AWESOME !!! The detail is striking. I especially like the shirt, but as I look at his face, it is all striking!! I'm sure it is even better in person.

YOU ROCK !!!

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RESULTS361AP09 8/13/2011 8:25PM

    Angela-your painting is beautiful. Any portrait I would have done would have looked more like a cartoon character! I think you are being way too hard on yourself. You are really growing as an artist if you are still learning and don't get stuck in a rut. You rock!!

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STUCKER28 8/13/2011 6:12PM

    I think it looks awesome! Much better than the stick figures I would ever draw.

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GLC2009 8/13/2011 4:38PM

    very good portrait. people are very difficult to do. i can draw or paint most things and my animals look great, but, people just end up uninteresting.

i don't know why i can get the expression and look in say, a dog, but, people i can't. technically, it's correct, but, just flat and boring.

i think you are already doing great and can only get better.

ps: checked out your instructor's website. good choice to learn human form from. his work is lovely.

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 8/13/2011 3:52PM

    That is GREAT work and a lot better than the stuff I have done in college!! :)

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CHAS1949 8/13/2011 2:48PM

    Wow!! I love it!! You rock!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/13/2011 2:33PM

    What a great portrait, Angela. You do terrific work.

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FELICE73 8/13/2011 2:19PM

    Girl, you are crazy!!! This painting is AWESOME and you def have TALENT!! You are being WAAAAAY to hard on yourself!!

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In a funk today, but I will pull myself up and out!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Oh whoa is me....
yep that kind of day today. I have to say this is not like me...seriously it is not! I started out extremely positive and so happy to be in this art program with the artist from Florence Italy. I have hardly been able to contain myself in waiting to start this class.
First day was great, truly was. Second day was a little intimidating, I had to draw. Drawing is not my favorite thing to do, but I can do it... Let me stress I CAN do it!
I was nervous and ended up finishing my drawing at home.

I did get it.
This morning was the first time I have tried to draw from a real live model...this is intimidating. I can only say 'THANK YOU LORD FOR HIS HAVING CLOTHES!'
Yes, I am thankful...
Well, there is such a large class that we have one tiny room and one large room. I had been in the large one, but somehow have been placed in the tiny one for the rest of the workshop. That is fine, what is not fine is that the instructor RARELY comes into the room to give you guidance or support. He is monopolized in the other room. So if you start off wrong, chances are you continue doing so and compounding the problem.
This I did....
I tried and tried to fix it, but only got more frustrated and less done.
By the end I was almost in tears and thinking very negative thoughts, about my never painting again (seriously) and thinking of walking out....ripping all my hard work to shreds (I didn't)....
Very, very negative....this is not me.
Granted I was frustrated and expecting more guidance than I recieved, but I should of been much more positive than that. I know how to do it, I just needed to focus.
There in was my problem...
I was in a diabetic low....
It manifested itself into total negativity.
This was not me, no this was my medical condition. It had snuck up on me and if I wasn't so focused on what I was doing wrong, I would of realized something WAS wrong.
I am resting tonight and will go in with fresh eyes tomorrow and see.
Oh I pray tomorrow is better.
Hugs,
Angela

PS. Kirby seems better each day. Thanks for asking.
Luv Ya!

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BORIQUANMAMI 7/29/2011 8:40PM

    I can completely understand being in a funk. I so hope tomorrow is better!

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SONYALATRECE 7/29/2011 8:10PM

    You are a remarkable artist. Tomorrow will be better...Oooppss!
It's Friday.

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/29/2011 8:02PM

    Oh my. You are very talented. I am so proud to know you.

You will rock this! You are great!!

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BOVEY63 7/29/2011 1:25PM

    Your drawing is awesome - you are so talented!
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Hope you were able to get the nutrition and rest you needed from the diabetic low!
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Happy to hear that Kirby is doing better. I just love his name - it makes me think of my all-time favorite Minnesota Twins player Kirby Puckett! Wanted to name one of my boys Kirby, but ex didn't agree.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 7/29/2011 10:07AM

    Oh, I am in awe of those who can draw and do artwork! My stick people are pretty questionable, to tell you the truth! I'm so glad that you didn't give up! And I'm extra glad that you are physically feeling better! emoticon

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NORASPAT 7/29/2011 7:13AM

    Those hypos often sneak up on under stress. I carry Glucose tablets and my test kit everwhere. If I feel off in any way that is the first thing i do. Find a rest room wash up and TEST.

You might still share your feelings of neglect with the instructor in a positive way though. He may not realise what he is doing. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURESTILLWATER 7/28/2011 9:24PM

    Angela,

You are QUITE gifted. Love the drawing!

BE sure to take care of yourself. I know, easier said than done... but you are worth it!

SOO glad Kirby is better.

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LITTLETEAPOT17 7/28/2011 6:22PM

    It's easy to get so caught up in things that we forget to take care of ourselves! I am glad you are going to rest and focus on your needs. Take care, friend.
Paula
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SURENDERISNOTME 7/28/2011 4:38PM

    Very nice drawing Angela! Sorry to hear you are not feeling well though. I also suffer from diabetes. I need to go into see my dr. I have been feeling a little tired lately. BS's have been reading pretty normal.

HUGS
Debbie

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CHAS1949 7/28/2011 2:48PM

    I really like your drawing...it is something I'd love to be able to do since artists are all over my family...what the heck happened to me? lol

I'm glad Kirby is still improving!!
many hugs.
chas

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DIREXTOR 7/28/2011 11:37AM

    This is so cool. It totally shows your human-ness but also your ability to pull "yourself" out of the eddy of negative thinking. So a cornerstone of ongoing successes.

You CAN do all things...Remember?



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MARTY728 7/28/2011 10:48AM

    Take a deep breath and relax. You know you can do it and that is all that is important. Maybe it would have loosened you up if the model did not have any clothes on. I know that if I was a nude model, those trying to draw me would have problems due the desire to laugh.

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GIGALENA 7/28/2011 7:49AM

    Angela, you are amazing in many ways. Your ability to draw, your writing, your friendship and most of all you know yourself. I hope it is a much better day for you my friend.

Hugs
Angela

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TIBURONA 7/28/2011 2:35AM

    Your drawing looks great. You may want to drop an anonymous note to your instructor telling him to spread it around a little more (you are probably not the only person who feels this way) if you don't want to try the direct mode a note is nice. The instructor is there to instruct, a logistical problem should not leave you participants feeling small just because the room is.

BRING A SNACK OR TWO WITH YOU!!! Think still life in your pocket :)
Diabetic to Diabetic...Low blood sugar is not a fun experience, it not only bums your mood, but can lead to that dangerous yo-yo when you try to solve the problem as fast as you can, and other bad stuff that you probably know about.

Take care (really) and I applaud your talent!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/28/2011 12:44AM

    I Loooove the drawing. You are very good.
See what happens when prayers are sent up for Kirby? I am going to continue praying.
I'm losing weight finaally. 5#'s since monday. wow! I'm wondering if this s my sweet spot... I can barely get much in at a meal time before feeling full. I understand there's only 4cc's.
Hugs!
Debbie

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LYNMEINDERS 7/28/2011 12:38AM

    When we are not feeling good it tends to play out in ways that don't benefit us....i know you can do this and so do you.....like you said...fresh eyes in the morning will change everything....
You are doing so well...

have you thought that the ones in the small room are seen as more capable than the ones in the big room....just a random while writing this....

Will be praying for you that tomorrow goes well for you as I am sure it will....

So pleased that kirby is better each day....

Praying for you both....

Hugs

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LINDA! 7/28/2011 12:19AM

    Take care Angela. I am glad that Kirby is doing better. I think your drawing is very good.

Have a good day!

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Quick update on my Dog KIRBY....

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thank you my spark friends for your continued care and concern for my little dog Kirby! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your prayers, support and love.

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We are starting to decrease his Steroids and pain killers, as directed by our vet. Steroids once every other day instead of twice a day. Anti-inflammatories stay at three times a day. Pain killers reduced to twice a day, can increase if we need to.

We have not noticed a big difference, but there are some things for the better. He is able to move slowly and lie down on his own. He is no longer crying (quiet whine) constantly, it is only once in awhile. We carry him up or down for bathroom or in the house, as he cannot do stairs or anything like that. He is starting to try to lift his leg to wee, without falling over. Granted it is not lifted far.

There are other minor improvements, but any improvement is GOOD. We hope he continues to improve. We will have another vet appointment in approximately a week (or two) when the medication is getting low, and see what can be determined.

Thanks again my friends.

Hugs & Love,
Angela & Kirby

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NORASPAT 7/27/2011 5:13PM

    I am so happy to hear there is some improvement in Kirbys conditionn. I hope it continues and he will soon be able to function on his own, HUGS Pat in Maine, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonKIRBY

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L*I*T*A* 7/26/2011 2:21PM

    great to hear Kirby is on the mend........
blessings and hugs....lita

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SURENDERISNOTME 7/25/2011 10:10PM

    I prayers that Kirby continues to make progress for the better. My brother lost his his dog Willie, yesterday around noon. Fortunately Willie passed away quietly at the age of 14 due to cancer.

HUGS
Debbie

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 7/25/2011 8:06PM

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A big, wet, sloppy one for Kirby.

Laurie

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MISSILENE 7/25/2011 5:49PM

    I hope and pray that little Kirby has a speedy recovery. I know how precious he is to you and your family/

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PARKERB2 7/25/2011 5:32PM

    Hope Kirby gets back to normal very soon. Sorry he's under the weather. I know you are very concerned for him. Our pets are like family. emoticon

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CHAS1949 7/25/2011 1:36PM

    This is a difficult time for you...I hope things keep improving with Kirby.
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BOVEY63 7/25/2011 12:17PM

    Prayers that Kirby keeps getting better and better!
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NSPLADY 7/25/2011 12:03PM

    So glad to hear that he seems to be feeling a little better. Will keep warm thoughts and prayers coming your way!!!

Barb

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SHIHJABO 7/25/2011 11:19AM

    Thanks for the update, Cherub. Kirby seems to be slowly improving, but we'll keep praying.

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THEEXERCISER 7/25/2011 9:49AM

    I am so happy to hear that he is doing better I hope that it continues!

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JANET552 7/25/2011 7:00AM

    I am so glad you are seeing signs on improvement in your Kirby. Sending some prayers his way.

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PCOH051610 7/25/2011 6:52AM

    I really was encouraged by reading this update. I know the whining must have been really distressing to hear. Our Maddy was involved in a very serious accident about 2 years ago and it was touch and go for many months. I know this sounds really weird but I actually played lullabies to soothe him. You can actually purchase CD's called Canine Lullabies (google it as the story of how it came to be is downright amazing) and it seemed to really work in conjuction with the proper vet care. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/25/2011 12:47AM

    I sure hope little Kirby gets better.
I am continuing to pray for him.
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LYNMEINDERS 7/25/2011 12:13AM

    Thankyou so much for the update...like you said...any improvement is good....
Prayers continuing for you all...
Hugs & Love..
LYN

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PINKHOPE 7/25/2011 12:11AM

    I am going through something very similar with my little dachshund. I totally understand how you feel - Hugs! Hope your sweet Kirby improves quickly.

Press On!

Suzanne

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Am I leaking?! .... one sick puppy....

Friday, July 22, 2011

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No!

What happened? I am just not sure!

Went for my Lap Band fill (tightening) today, as I am getting closer to my sweet spot. I can't wait for that...

So based on all that I am eating and doing and weight loss, my Weight Loss Team and Surgeon decide to add 0.2 cc to my 6.4 cc's currently in my band. I figure baby steps are good, I don't want to overshoot my goal and back track by removing liquid from the band. All is good.

Well, he put it in and they always draw everything out to ensure the correct amount is in it and that all is well.

NOT WELL...

No instead of 6.6 cc's in my band, I have 5.6 cc's!!

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.... I went to AZ did it evaporate?? It was pretty darn hot....

or.... emoticon .... did I Leak??

Oh I hope not!

I think this could mean surgery to replace the tubing from the band to the port. I am really not sure, but I sure hope there was an error in withdrawal of the liquids and that the next visit shows no loss at all and that I am back where I should be.

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He is only 6 years going on 7. We love Kirby so much.

Yes, he is a dog. Yes we know .

However, he is part of our family and we took on a commitment to look after the little guy. We have had so much love back that we are truly blessed.

He has had back surgery 3 years ago, we came up with the money and had it done. He has been fantastic! We were so glad we did it and still are.

Well, the problem is that he is now having back problems again. We cannot do the surgery again for a number of reasons. He is in quite a bit of pain and we are doing our very best to relieve it, before we run out of options.

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We are trying steroids. He has been on them for a week now and no improvement. WE have one week left, before we see if there are any other options. They are looking slim...

I (we) want to cry at a drop of a hat. We don't want to have to let him go.

Yes, we are selfish (especially me). I will try to deal with it, it will be hard. You see he is my shadow; my baby dog...

Rest assured we are doing all we can to help him be better, and ultimately will do what is best for him.

This is very hard to write. I am afraid I am crying a river here and it is not pretty. Be thankful you can't see...



Love you little guy.

Hugs,
Angela

  
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MARTY728 7/25/2011 11:55AM

    Hoping all goes well with the band and your dog responds to the meds. and any additional therapy you are doing. I am also a dog person and our 3 dogs are all members of our family.

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QUESTFORLULU 7/24/2011 7:15PM

    I'm wondering if your doctor recommended complete kennel rest. One of my dogs has back issues also. And my vet told me that he develops "spurs" along his back bone and until they calcify over, he will hurt to move.

So during those "bouts' He gets four weeks kennel rest until the spur calcifies....we even carry him out to the yard to potty and pick him up and carry him back in.

Sending healing thoughts your way.

LuLU

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FITB4-40 7/24/2011 12:39PM

    I am sorry to hear about your dog. I totally understand how you feel. Pets are a big part of our lives and the decision we often have to make when the time comes is not easy. emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 7/23/2011 9:29PM

    I am so sorry about your handsome dog, he really is adorable to look at.
I know too well the troubles and heart break that we havae for our pets, I hope it will be better soon.

I am also hoping someone made a poor measurement and all is well for you with the lap band. Please do take care and do let us know the outcome. HUGs and so many thanks for commenting on my page. emoticon emoticon emoticonTake care please.

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SOPKAMANJU 7/23/2011 9:23PM

    I hope Kirby will feel better.

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CHAS1949 7/23/2011 6:14PM

    I will keep you and your little dog in my prayers...

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THEEXERCISER 7/23/2011 12:52PM

    I pray that you and Kirby will be alright.

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NSPLADY 7/23/2011 10:57AM

    Just wanted to say my heart goes out to you. Kirby is just adorable and I know you only what what's best for him. Wish I had some magic puppy treats to send to you to make his pain go away. I'll be praying for both of you. Try to take care of yourself and don't worry too much about the band. I have heard that over time there can be issues with that. You've been given some good advise here from others. Keep us posted. Lot's of hugs coming your way for both of you.

Barb

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BOVEY63 7/23/2011 9:01AM

    Kirby has my prayers too. Animals have such an amazing way of working their way into our hearts - they ask for so little and give us so much n return. They are one of God's greatest blessings.
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Also praying that all goes well with your lapband.
Leanne

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SURENDERISNOTME 7/23/2011 12:10AM

    Angela, sorry to hear about Kirby! Our four legged kids are very special to us. Katie means the world to me (see profile pic). The thought of her suffering would break my heart also. I will pray that both you and Kirby get the right answers soon. As for your lap band my thoughts are with you.

HUGS
Debbie

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PURESTILLWATER 7/22/2011 8:31PM

    Angela,

Oh my friend. I will be praying for you and your furry son Kirby. I can imagine your tears and they are understandable. Our furry family are very special to us and deserve our love like you have for Kirby.

As for your fill. First of all, good for you to just a tweak. I overshot with my fill 2 fills ago and had to get an unfil and now am PERFECT. It is so amazing to finally have all the stuff everyone speaks about withe restriction and being in the zone. I had overshot it by .5 cc is all so a minor adjustment really does make a difference.

I have a few friends who have had leaks. It is simple and easy for them so nothing to worry bout, but still a pain cuz it is a procedure. Here is hoping it is something else.



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SYLPHINPROGRESS 7/22/2011 7:55PM

    Oh, I like that -- one of your friends calls you Cherub.

You'll find out about the band soon enough. Kirby, on the other hand, is a bigger deal. I hope he responds to reasonable treatment, that the steroids will kick in. I'm here. Let me know if I can be of any help. I'll be watching for updates.

Laurie

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LYNMEINDERS 7/22/2011 7:05PM

    Kirby is just beautiful
I can fully understand how you are feeling...
I too had to let go of a shadow some years ago and it hurt....the vet had kept her going for a year or more and she had good times and not so good times and when the decision was made it was certainly the right time however...didn't make it at all easy.....
My thoughts and prayers are with you....
Remember it is fully ok to cry rivers of tears.....that is part of this journey....

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/22/2011 5:56PM

    Aww! Sir Kirby is the cutest! He looks like such a sweety hearty. I don't blame you one bit for being upset. You know how i feel about our tuffy. He's 15. I'll say a prayer for kirby. And you, too. How are youf eeling? do you ahve any sickness? vomitting? I worry about you.
Deb

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PCOH051610 7/22/2011 5:40PM

    Oh, my goodness! I feel for you right now with regards to your lapband but I know you are feeling worse about Kirby's ultimate prognosis! He is such a handsome little thing and I know all to well what it feels like to lose a pet.

My advice is to listen to the vet and then make a decision. Sometimes you have to make a decision that is for your pet's best interest and not your own. I really respect our vet and I've always made her promise that if it comes to the point that one our dogs is suffering and we are keeping them alive for our sakes to please tall us! I have a big lump in my throat right now as I'm typing this so I can only imagine how you must be feeling.

Please stay in touch and let us know how the little one is doing and what you've decided.

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Susan

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SHIHJABO 7/22/2011 5:35PM

    Oh Cherub, friend, I am so concerned about you and your baby. When will the doc have more news for you on the lap band?

And your little Kirby, my heart aches for you emoticon. It is so difficult watching our beloved pets suffer. It is so okay to be crying right now. Tears are a language of the heart. I wish there was something I could do for you. I will be praying for you and your little baby. They love so unconditionally. I am so very sorry. Keep us posted, please, on his progress. emoticon emoticon.He's beautiful!

Hugs, Barb

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CAT609 7/22/2011 4:31PM

    I am so very sorry. I hope he will get better and you won't have to. I think that is the most difficult decision to deal with when you own a pet. I love my dog, and it will be devastating to me when that time comes. Good luck to you. emoticon

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