Friday, January 10, 2020

2020 Is Here

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Hopefully by now everyone has recovered from all the celebrations for the new year and new decade. Jim and I and the pups celebrated by going to bed. No resolutions made at our house because they wouldn't make it to the second week of January.

We have had some rather cool weather. The snow level dropped and the Four Peaks were covered with snow which made for this absolutely fabulous picture taken by Zach Testa and posted on Fox 10 News. Zac takes incredible pictures and you should check him out on Instagram.  (We can see the Four Peaks from here in the park but I didn't get a picture of them.)

However, I did get this picture of our fabulous sunrise Wednesday morning. No touch up needed.

Saw my doctor yesterday and I am now on a gout preventative pill and a bone builder pill. The older I get the more pills that I have to take. Hopefully I won't see her again for a long time.

We really don't do very much and a lot of that has to do with having old dogs. Rocky had a horrible night last Sunday and I did not think he was going to make it another day. But he rallied a little on Monday after I increased his furosemide which removed a lot of fluid from around his heart. His appetite is still good - picky picky picky though. By Tuesday he was breathing better but Jim and I had some errands to run so Paula agreed to stay with the pups. 

Today he is doing as good as a dog with a greatly enlarged heart can do. However, we know his time with us is limited so we are loving him for every minute. Skittlez is still doing really good. Very few problems other than not being able to see or hear. Food is still her great motivator and she always knows when someone is walking into the kitchen. 

I really do hate blogger. It does strange things when I'm trying to type and so I never know for sure what my post is going to look like. I guess everything is centered now.

Like I said, not much news from here. However, the sun is shining and that makes for a beautiful day.



  1. I hate it when our pets get older. My daughter's 16 yo cat recently passed and the only thing that helped my daughter survive was that the cat would no longer be sick. She still cried over her forever. Our pets have a place in our hearts and a loss is painful.

  2. My dog is still a youngster and I live with the dread of what will happen to him when I am no longer here. I don't think anyone else would put up with him!

  3. I know what you mean about the pills.

  4. Look at the top line in the window where you compose the post, it has the boxes that say Compose and HTML. Look over to the sixth icon from the right. If you hover over it with your cursor, it will say Alignment. Highlight your text and click on the left justify icon.
    Sorry to hear Rocky is failing. Dogs just don't live long enough.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous photos. So sorry to hear about more pills. We know just how you fell. Hope y’all have a wonderful new year.

  6. It is sad to see loved ones and pets as they struggle through their senior years. We'll keep you all in our prayers.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  7. Our pups do have a way of keeping us grounded don’t they? Beautiful favorite time of day!

  8. Great pictures Sandie! We miss you.

  9. Happy New Year Jim and Sandie! Emmi will be 11 years old in June and I dread the day she leaves us--she has been such a joy to us and as another person said, dogs just don't live long enough.

  10. What great pictures and of course the pups in front of the fire is adorable. Noticed Fred who is about 10 has a little hitch in his right back leg or hip but he doesn't complain and when the kids come here you would think he was just a puppie running around with them.
    Have a wonderful New Year and best of health to you both.


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