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Catching Up

It has been awhile since I have posted a blog with more than a few words and a couple pictures. Life tends to do that sometimes. It has been a really long and cold winter and even on Easter it was snowing here.I was invited to my sisters house for Easter Dinner but didn’t go. I was exhausted and I hate driving in bad weather. So I had a ham sandwich and gave all my animal children some extra special attention.

Easter Day Weather in my Area

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Update : Sadly David passed away June 18th 2016.

My Ex  David whom I stayed friends with and but don’t live with for years now had a stroke a few years ago. He had some side effects from the stroke where his blood pressure goes to low and he falls down. He has fallen but never seriously hurt until January. He fell about 20 times in his apartment and had to be rushed to the hosiptal where I was told he had bleeding on the brain and broke his neck in 3 places. He had to be transferred to the city to a better equipped hosiptal. While there he was eating a meal and all the food went to his lungs instead of his stomach . He was found unresponsive and his heart stopped. They revived him but at the time they didn’t know about the food in his lungs and found out where the food went when they tried to hook him to a breathing machine that would breath for him. His brain has been without oxygen for a bit now and they called me because I am his health care proxy. They had to do surgery to remove the food but called me to get permission or let him pass away. I said do the surgery. I became overwhelmed, stressed out and anxiety kicked in from making this decision. I waited about 3 hours when the doctors called and said he made it threw surgery. Now we had to wait for him to be conscious  to tell what the damage or if there was damage from his brain going so long without oxygen. It was a hard 2 days wait to see if I had made the right decision. I was called by the ICU nurse to let me know he was awake and responsive and doing well. She told me she never seen anyone who went without oxygen that long and doing as well as David is. Even though I knew he was ok it took me a long time to recover from me making the decision I did. I could not shake the anxiety and stress. When I talked with David he said he did want to live and I made the right decision. He spent 2 months in that hosiptal and he has transferred to a nursing home by my house for rehab . He is on a feeding tube and has swallow  exercises so he can eat again. He has not eaten in 3 months. I was planing on going to visit him with my dog BabyGirl (nursing home allows pet visit as long as their shots are up to date) who originally was David’s dog but she  lived with me most of her life because David said I can take better care of her than he could. He loves her that much. So they always have lots of visits. Well they have not seen each other in 3 months and you could see it affected BabyGirl that she hasn’t seen her daddy. All was planned when I get a call that David is in ICU with pneumonia and is blood pressure dropped to a dangerous level. He was in ICU for 4 days. Yesterday BabyGirl and I were able to go and visit him. It did her a world of good to go see him and she was very well behaved while there. Here they are together after not seeing each other for 3 months. David also beat me in Gin Rummy so his brain is doing well.

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 Staying in all winter I did a lot of bird watching.

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The pictures are far from great. I remedied that . I ordered my camera today!

Sasha the Bird has been busy also you can check out her video’s here.

I can not forget Mary Jane the cat this is her latest mischief. I was filling her food storage container . I turn my back for one second and saw this. She has taking trough feeding to a new level hahaha

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 BabyGirl and Midnight got their new fancy custom collars !

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Winter Storm and Etc…

I live in the area where we were hit by the snow storm in Western , NY. We were not hit as hard as a couple of towns that got 64 inches in 24 hours but it still was a lot of snow for a 24 hour period. We are to get pounded with more snow tomorrow. But I have to say it is beautiful and I have a great big window in the warm to enjoy the view! 

About a week before the storm I took this picture because I thought the moon threw the trees looked awesome

.Last but not least I was at a friends house today and I was looking out his balcony doors and saw this little chubby Robin and had to take it’s picture. This little lovely has been eating well. My friend said his neighbor has a bird feeder at the bottom branches of this tree.

Today Spring Begins……NOT

Today Spring Begins......NOT

Can you see the doggie?

Can you see Babygirl in the pictures? Out of all the years we have lived here this was BabyGirls first time going into what I call the reeds. I don’t know what this plant is yet but it is very aggressive growing and winter time is the only time there is a chance to explore there. They are however very pretty in the fall. Also that snow they are on is actually a bunch of those reeds flattened to the ground from our windy winter and heavy snow.

 

 

 

Midnight was much easier to keep track of with her bright red collar and brigh green tennis ball.

 

Pictures I took but didn’t get to post.

These are just a few pictures I took but never posted them. So I’m doing now. Some just because they are pretty. Others Just because.

In November I happen to catch snow on a dandelion that seeded.

In November Winter begins.

 

The wind was blowing so hard My lilac bush and Humming bird feeder pole were going sideways.

 

I thought just so pretty.

 

Another just so pretty.

BabyGirl coming in from  on Last call for the night. Earlier that day there was no snow.

 

BabyGirl coming back in from First Call of the morning. Of course even more snow.

Snow Play

So BabyGirl and Midnight did get out this winter to play in the snow. When we first went out it was daylight but dusk approached us and we stayed out anyway.

 Not a snow ball. It is a tennis ball in disguise                 

    I thought catching the wind blowing the snow up in the air was cool.   

BabyGirl is a 65 Pound German Shepard Mix and look how high the snow is on her.

       The Money Butt shot Hee, Hee

    That BabyGirl sure Loves to go in the snow!

   BabyGirl and Midnight finally meet up.

     My ball, oh where is my ball!

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