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Roxy Update

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Roxy is doing much better today. Yesterday she was quite out of it most of the day and fairly freaked out by the buster cone collar. She then spent most of the evening last night doing one of the following things:

  • Trying to get the buster cone collar off. At one point she successfully removed one of the bands holding it on. Luckily we caught her doing that.
  • Staring at us with an expression of WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?
  • Resisting sleep. We weren’t sure if it was because she didn’t like trying to sleep with the collar on or if it was her leg that was bothering her or if it was a bizarre reaction to the medication but she would refuse to lay down. She would just stand in the middle of the room like a cow in a pasture with a blank look in her eye. Towards the end of the evening she would sit…but refuse to lay…which meant she was either leaning up against a chair or a bed sleeping in the sitting position or she would dose off til her head fell forward and the collar hit the ground and then she would wake up again.

She did eventually settle down in her kitchen bed (she has a bed in a couple of places throughout the house) and sleep. She isn’t suppose to jump so we lock her into the kitchen with the baby gate.

Today when I went home for lunch to check on her she seemed a lot happier. She seems to have gotten use to having a conehead and is getting better at judging distances with it on. She still freaks out a little bit if she hits it into something and it makes a loud noise. Over all though she was just a happier dog. Don’t believe me? check out this picture:

Roxy Feeling Better and Taking Satellite Signals

Roxy Feeling Better and Taking Satellite Signals

Roxy the Conehead

Roxy the Conehead

Roxy had minor surgery today (tuesday) on her back leg to remove a cyst.  She hates the Buster collar.  She tries to remove it constantly, when she is not staring at us with this WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME look on her face, or trying to sleep standing up because she doesn’t want to bend her leg.  She is really quite pitiful and paces around. She doesn’t want to lay down- its obviously hurts her little leg. She has to wear the collar for 14 days…but I don’t think the collar will make it that long frankly. We will see.

I have Klutz bred into my genes.  My father and brother are both sure-footed avid outdoorsmen. They fish and hunt and most recently do some mountain biking.  My mother however can trip on an “air pocket” on even, paved ground and unfortunately I have her genes.  Let’s not even start about walking on uneven ground.

Anyway, last week was a particularly bad week for the non-gracefulness that is me.  My mom was sure I was on some sort of self-destruct path.  It started with a simple walk down the hallway at work.  I whacked my arm so hard into the door jam that it literally ached for hours.  I called my mother an hour after I did it and asked her how do you know if you have broken a bone.  It hurt that bad.  You would think that with it hurting that badly (I have a fairly high pain tolerance) that I would have at least a bruise. Not even a mark.

Then last week I was walking into work with one of the techs. We are just walking down the hall and talking when I trip over nothing and go flying down the hall.  Now picture in your head me carrying my big pink and brown tote bag and I start to trip and my fall is broken by a lovely rolling table that is smack in the middle of our hall. Because of the force I hit the table  and because the table has casters (wheels) – I end up ON the table belly down flying down the hall on the rolly-table heading towards the back of a gray leather couch.  Now on the other side of the gray leather couch is a gorgeous frosted glass coffee table.  If the tech hadn’t jumped in between the rolling table and the couch and stopped me from my wild ride down the hall I probably would have ended up hitting the couch sliding off the table  over the back of the couch and right into that lovely frosted glass coffee table.  I called it my flying walinda act. My mom called it table surfing.  Whatever you call it, I was MORTIFIED.  FREAKING MORTIFIED.  It was definitely worse than the time that I was walking down the stairs in my building two buildings ago and ended up tripping and falling down half a flight of stairs.  Yeah. I told you I was a  klutz.  I just hope my nephew has graceful genes.

From Lisa the Bolds are the ones that apply to me:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland


I know there is an incredible amount of stress and worry in everyone’s lives right now because of the state of the economy.  How are you dealing? I am imploring you- my readers, stumblers into my domain, and all else who end up at this entry for whatever reason- to share with me. There are times right now  where I am completely and totally overcome and overwhelmed with the heaviness of fear and worry about things like my job, the jobs of my family and friends, that it is nearly paralysing to me because the “what-if” worrier in me takes over and says things like “what if you get laid off, and then what if you can’t find another job” and on and on until I have dug myself firmly into a spiraling black hole of worry and despair.  It’s scary out there people. SCARY. How are you coping? Cuz I barely am.

The First Line MI-5: Lisa Sez: Take five different books, and type in the first line of each book.  You can pick a book you just read, a book you are reading, and a book you want to read.  You can use fiction, non-fiction, poetry, textbooks, whatever.  If you want to create your own similarities among the five books, you can.  However, you can pick any random five books you want, whether you have read them or not.  DO NOT post the name of the book, nor the author. Only list the first line.

Over the next week, visit the blog of each MI-5’er. Make yourself post a comment.  It can be any comment, with one exception:  DO NOT TRY TO GUESS THE BOOK OR THE AUTHOR. This is to the keep the “surprise” for those of us who like to guess.  You may indicate that you’ve read the book, that based upon the first line you’d like (or not like) to read the book, or you canindicate that you know the book (just don’t name the book or author).

Next Thursday or Friday, each MI-5’er should add the title and the author to their original entry.

1. When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house I had only two things on my mind, Paul Newman and a ride home.

2. When Uther Pendragon was king of England his vassal the Duke of Cornwall was reported to have committed acts of war against the land.

3. I was ninety nine percent sure I was dreaming.

4. “You must not tell anyone” my mother said “what I am about to tell you.”

5. Witch: When shall we three meet again- in thunder, lightning or rain?

And Now Friday Fill-In #108

1. Oh, I am so done with this week!

2. Learn to live with changes, big and little.

3. During a NASCAR RACE, I am quite animated.

4. WTH; are you kidding me???

5. Right now I’d like to be at a race.

6. My ipod is my favorite gadget.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to just going home, tomorrow my plans include catching up on chores I missed while sick last weekend and Sunday, I want to catch up on my dvring!

Remember this entry about trying the Rachel’s yogurt and spilling it all over my shirt because its all runny- and deciding to return to my regular yogurt (what ever is on sale?). Yeah I do too, mainly because I still have one Rachel’s yogurt left (you had to buy three for the coupon…and so far two of the three were runny so it wasn’t just a fluke).

Because of that post I got an email offer for my readers (you may have to download a coupon printer to access coupon). It’s a coupon for Yoplait who introducing two new flavors of their Light Thick and Creamy yogurts: Cinnamon Roll and Cherry Cobbler. The Cinnamon Roll is described as having an indulgent and rich with swirls of cinnamon-sweet flavor while the Cherry Cobbler is described as a smooth, comforting mix of tangy cherries and sweet buttermilk biscuit topping. I personally think they both sound decadent (my favorite currently is Key Lime Pie) and I can’t wait to try them. As soon as I try the new flavors I will let you all know what I think of them!

Work was absolutely insane yesterday. The first day of the semester and after a long weekend- they always are.  It was good though because it made the day go by very quickly. Of course I have had TWO klutz moments at work that I will have to tell you about soon. But I digress…

The countdown to the DAYTONA 500 is at the under a month mark.  Its starting to make me crazy because I can’t WAIT for the start of the 2009 season. I long for it the duels and the shootout.  Even more…I long for the smells and sounds of the racetrack. I can not wait…its almost worse than waiting for Christmas.  Ok- that was maybe a slight exaggeration, but at the very least it is about the same as waiting for Christmas- only thankfully, NASCAR lasts far longer!

For those protesting the fact that Tony Stewart was not going to be in the Bud Shootout this year, fear not. NASCAR revisited the rules of the Bud Shootout and allowed for several wildcard entries- that will allow for Tony Stewart to participate in the Shootout. I was thrilled to hear it frankly, because I wasn’t looking forward to a Stewartless Shootout.

Speaking of Tony, he will be attempting to qualify into the February 14th Nationwide race in a Hendrick Motorsports prepared entry, car #80. I hope he kicks butt.

Do you feel behind on the Stewart-Haas news? Feel this way no longer. Check out the Stewart Haas Fan site for all the news. We work hard to bring you up-to-date news on Tony, Ryan and the entire Stewart Haas organization.  There is even a Stewart Haas fan twitter feed, because if you are like me- you live on twitter. Also- if you know wordpress and want to help out with the StewartHaas fan site- email admin@stewarthaasfan.com