Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hello there ... it's been a long time!

Hi everyone! Some of you may remember me, but I've been gone for almost a year. Been busy mostly with my health and find Facebook more efficient for me to handle.

Without going too much into the boring details, I survived a six-months anti viral treatment and have been Hep C free for several months. My six-months check up will be in a couple of weeks and I hope for good results.

During that time I was anemic and so weak that I could no longer keep up with Romeow and had to find him a new home. I still miss him, but I know he's happy. I periodically hear from my friend and he says that Romeow is a happy boy and that he is very well loved.

I did however adopt another Peke from Facebook. Teddy is from Alabama and he came to me in December. On the day I picked him up, I ended up in the ER for another surgery and my neighbor took care of Weezie and Teddy for the three weeks over Christmas and New Years while I was hospitalized.

I'm feeling better now, but I know I'll never be well again since I suffer from chronic infection (I was on a PICC line for 8 weeks) and was seen by an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in exchanging hip implants. His office is in Atlanta at the Emory University Hospital. I was going to go to the Mayo Clinic because of the complicated procedure of the process, but they were not accepting any new patients at the time. My metal implants are leaching Chromium and Cobalt in my blood and that is poisionous and can cause all sorts of serious health problems, but that's another story.

Right now I just want to introduce you to Teddy, who is about 4 years old and a riot. He's a silly boy and loves to play with his squeaky toys and enjoys his food more than any dog I've ever had. He wants to try everything I eat and even enjoys some fruits and veggies. Weezie is basically a meat and potato gal, but she loves cheese.

I'm so glad I have my energy back so we have been walking around the lake every morning, except today is raining again - our third day of rain in a row. Teddy's not happy and he makes sure I'm not either ;-) I may try taking them and bring my rain coat. The dogs need a bath anyway. They don't exactly love each other, but learned to accept each other and more or less pass each other like two ships in the night. Weezie is slowly coming around and it may take a while, but at least we have no confrontations. Teddy is not pushy with her and considers her moods and follows her lead, so all is well, but he does torment me sometimes, simply because I let him. I'm afraid I have spoiled him rotten, but I call it: customized to my needs.



Teddy at Lake Irma

Teddy and Weezie on my rollater/walker when I pushed them home

Weezie (l) and Teddy having a conversation


Weezie in back and Teddy up front

A collage of my three dogs, past and present in the same kiddie swing at Roquemore Park (and a dragonfly that I photographed.) Gizzy is top left and Teddy beside him and below is Weezie.

My pretty Weezie girl

Our new neigh-bors!

Looking pretty in her new summer cut (from last Spring)

Recent photo of me (from last week)

Last but not least, my Gizzy boy in heaven, whom I still miss very, very much!

Have a nice weekend everyone! I'll try to write more and share more photos, even if it's just with my cell phone camera because my digital broke and I don't know when I can get a new one. Take care and stay healthy!


Sherry said...

I was happy to see your post on my blog list. I was sorry to read that you have been having health probems. I am still enjoying the things you sent to me in the fall swap we participated in a couple of years ago. Are you doing much crocheting? Have a great weekend and I hope to hear more in the future and that your health improves.

babymotte said...

ohhhhhhhh....liebe Doris ♥♥♥
ich freue mich sooooooooooooo... sehr von Dir zu lesen :O)
ich drücke Dich ganz feste und freue mich wieder mehr Bilder von Euch zu sehen...
auch Bilder von Gizzy gucke ich immer noch sehr gerne ♥♥♥
♥-liche Grüße Heike

gin said...

Hi Doris. SO good to hear from you. Sorry about your ill health. Hoping you begin to feel better soon. Congrats on adopting Teddy. I'm sure Weezie and Teddy are keeping you on your toes. I too still think of Gizzy often. I loved seeing yalls walk around the lake. And, I thought you were going to be moving out of state at one time. What's your status on your home location at this time? Do keep posting your pictures of your day, I always look forward to seeing what you are up too!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey stranger. Glad you are Hep. C free. I am not sure I remember about the pic line and hip. I have had a hip replacement at Emory!!! I love the new pup. sandie

Val said...

So happy you are feeling better. I was so happy to see you blogging again!!!Praying for you.

Furry Bottoms said...

Good to see you back! I'm sorry you've been so sick, but I'm glad you're doing better. Teddy sounds like a character! I love that.

Sandra said...

Welcome Back!
You sure have been missed.
Your family looks sweet and all happy.
Hang in there with your health. Good news and bad often goes hand in hand with health.
You look beautiful in your photo.


Doris Sturm said...

Thanks everyone for your warm welcome! I will visit you soon and reply to each individually as soon as possible... I'm packing because I'm moving in a couple of weeks to a new apartment, so I'm not doing a whole lot of computing...Happy Mother's Day to you all!