Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Where Does E-Mail Hide?

There's a lot going on this week. A lot of us are watching the Olympics. Rob and I caught a little of the skiing and skating over the weekend, but the last two evenings have been taken up with The Westminster Dog Show.

Congratulations to Sadie, the Scottish Terrier who won the show this year. She's been a big winner with 111 Best In Show wins. That's really big! Also, congratulations to LadyBug, the Portuguese Water Dog who finished third in the Working Group.

Personally, I thought this was the worst production of the Westminster show I've ever watched. The announcer had a terrible time reading his script and mispronounced several of the breeds. He skipped one altogether and read the same description twice. He could also be heard complaining several times over the air about various things. Not very professional. The camera angles were also bad. We saw more of the judge's rump than we did the dogs.

Last weekend Fudge was feeling romantic and sent valentines to several doggie girls that he finds very attractive. Each of them answered him and some sent him valentines in return. He wants me to show off his valentines.

I was sick over Christmas and didn't pay much attention to my houseplants. My Christmas Cactus decided to wait till I was feeling better to flower. There were a few scattered blooms at the holidays, but now they're both in full bloom.

This is the old girl who flowers every winter for me and has for over thirty years.

This is the newer plant. The secret seems to be a bright, cool place.

The dogs and I have been snacking on animal crackers in the afternoons. It started when I was sick and could only eat bland food. Animal crackers fit that description. When I was restocking this weekend I found these. What better snack for water dogs than Sea Creature animal crackers? They tasted really good, more buttery than the regular ones.

Now for an apology. Several of you have sent me e-mails over the last several months that I never received. Yesterday my e-mails found me. 8419 e-mails to be exact. Where have they been? They went back almost two years. There were a couple from people who I had requested information from and when I never received an answer, I got annoyed. I apologize. You did answer and the great email hiding place was holding your answers.

I skimmed thru all eight thousand, deleting a hundred at a time. I'm hoping that now that g-mail knows I'm here, they'll let my mail come thru and not hold it in outer space for months or years at a time.

Now back to fun stuff.

Samba found a big stick.

This may not look like much to you, but it puts a big smile on my face. To see Samba chewing a big stick is a great accomplishment.

Dr B says she has 90% of her jaw movement back.

We'll settle for 90%. She's in no pain and having very few side effects from the steroids, except the hair loss. The hair on her legs has grown back in, but her tail is practically naked and she's lost a lot of hair on her body. No problem. We have sweaters and jackets for the cold weather and soon it'll be warm again. She also has a good chance of growing the hair back as the dosage drops.

Not to be outdone, Morgan had to have a big stick, too.

Morgan is a power chewer.

Bailey felt the need to get in on the stick chewing. It was a good way to pass a lovely afternoon.


Rufus and Indie said...

So many e-mails! Good luck with those! We wacth the olympics everyday, we are big fans!
Your plants are so beautiful!

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations to Sadie the Scottie! She sure is a beauty! Mom and dad were watching American Idol and missed the dog show. OOPS!
We're so happy to hear your great news, Samba!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

SissySees said...

YAY SAMBA!!!!! (And yes, I'm shouting.) Isn't Sadie adorable? I suppose I have an adopted Scottie brother, since my mother has Wallace, the Scottie...

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...


Strange about those emails, isn't it? Wonder where they float around?

LizzieJane said...

Goodness that must have been a surprise to see all those emails. I imagine it was a bit overwhelming.
You cactus' are beautiful Sue. They must really like the spot you have chosen for them. It is so great that Samba has recovered to be able to chew on a stick. Keeping fingers crossed that she will continue to do well.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is so funny about your emails. Glad they finally arrived and hope there wasn't anything terribly important in there.

Funny that you posted about your Christmas cactus. Mom just noticed today that both of hers are now in their second blooming. Both bloomed at Christmas and now again.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

gMarie said...

Oh yea! For the girls. Does this mean I can finally email you? g

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

I am really pleased for you about Samba, things are looking good and he looks quite happy chewing that stick. I have never found the right place in my house for a christmas cactus, they never last for me. You have done very well with yours, they seem pretty hardy plants. Heck I hope that dose not happen too me with the emails, what a task. best wishes Julie.C

Dianne said...

Yay, Samba! 90% is super-fantastic!!!

My babes get those animal crackers as treats all the time now. Not the sea creatures, just the regular ones. I've never seen the sea creatures--will have to be on the lookout! After the mass dog food recalls a few years ago, I stopped buying dog treats, and my gang is quite happy with "people" animal crackers!

Marjie said...

I'm so happy that Samba has made such a good recovery! And I'm glad you're feeling better, too, although I'm sure your 8100 g-mails could have created a wondermental headache!

Stella said...

Yea for Samba! Cheers for Mom too because she didn't waste a minute in diagnosing him, getting good treatment and following through at home!

I can't imagine having some 8K of emails dumped on me at one time! I think I will go and check!

Cheers and hugs,
Stella and Jo

Nicki said...

whoa, that's a lot of lost emails!

Dawn said...

Wow so many emails.....mine was probably in the mix!

Yeah beautiful pup!

Love the Valentines...tooo cute!

Lapdog Creations said...

Great pics! Congrats Sadie!

soulbrush said...

sadie is a cutie pie. what so many e mails? that seems crazy! i don't think we know half of what goes on in cyber space! 90% is fantastic, so glad, and woofie thursday to you and the gang.

GoldenTracks said...

Oh, Sue!!!! How great that Samba has gotten so much better! ....and that stick!
Your Valentine Cactus is gorgeous.
good luck sorting thru all that email. thankfully gmail has never done that to me. there are 1100+ emails in my in box...most have been read.

Anonymous said...

I have to say, i never watched westminster. in fact, i never even watch or go to conformation shows. i did one "fun match" show with my sibe (for fun, altered dogs could enter etc.)... but i didn't enjoy it. we liked the weight pulling and activities though during the event. i tend to like ring sport shows, like knpv and agility shows. ANYWAY: when i watched the herding group (Loki's group, i missed juno's group)...i found the same thing! the announcer was a dope! you think they got him off the streets for cheap or something? cheesh!