Sunday, December 16, 2018

Albert's Christmas Party and Final Preps for Christmas

This is a dog that has an annual Christmas party.  Meet Albert.  We went to Albert's annual Christmas Swap at Paul and Judy's house.  What fun, every year.  

I ended up with the ornament I bought!  And I'm happy with that!  Albert looks a little grumpy below.  But perhaps the crowds make him a little worried.  

Once most were gone he wanted a tummy rub!  I kept him from getting into the treats on the dining room table, b/c he could reach if he stood on his back legs.  lol  And when we left, he seemed to say...."Why are you leaving? Don't go!"  I love Mr. Albert.  He's so cute.

All of our dogs got their grooming yesterday.  We made it to the party on time.  
We came home and then worked on cleaning up and picking up the house to get a head start on today. 

Today we have to go get George's tires fixed and my oil change and get some birthday wrapping paper.  I have to finish up the wrapping and do some planning for the next week. 

I've invited Mom to come visit and I would go get her on Friday and take her back on Christmas Day.  We have snow in the forecast possible for that day, of course.  But they are not sure of the forecast - so we might have to alter our plans a bit on the timing if it IS going to snow.  But we will get it figured out.  

I got up about 4:30 or 5 this morning, woken up by Tugie who was trying to make a bed out of my chair pillow.  I guess I need to redo her bed with a fresh blanket b/c she is tired of her bed.   So I'll work on that today.  

We stopped and got diapers for Tugie on the way home from the party last night.  She has been peeing "lakes" and my guess is beginning to lose her control.  My guess is her kidneys are starting to fail as she is drinking a lot of water and the peeing massive amounts.  We are amazed that she is still with us.  Bless her little heart.  She walks like a really old woman but she still eats like a horse. She has been very sweet to allow me to put her diaper on.  She has always let me dress her.  So when we go outside we have to take the diaper off and put it back on.  Thank goodness it is velcro like so you can reuse the diaper when we come back in if it is not soiled already.  

The diapers were $16 a pack.  I looked at a diaper made of material.  I told George we'd have to have several if we went that way b/c I can't wash it every night.  So we just went with disposable as at least we got a pack of them.  

I need to order her more doggie shirts.  I have two but we need to change them more than a couple of times a week.  I do towels and such about once a week so how many ever will get me thru a week.  A couple more would help.  She loves her doggies shirts.  It's hard to find just a basic doggie shirt in the store that is not a costume, really heavy, or has something stupid on the front.  lol  So Amazon here we come. 

Oh that party was wonderful yesterday.  So much food! Good people! Made new friends! Got to catch up with some old friends.  Oh so fun!  

Anyway, George is up so I'm going to fix us some eggs and get ready to go drop off his car.  Ya'll take care!  


  1. Sounds like a busy day ahead, but when things need done, you just have to do it. Sorry your Tuggie is having problems. It is a common thing though when they get older. Good thing they make disposable diapers for doggies. It would be nice to have your Mom come for a visit. Hope it all works out. Have a wonderful Sunday. Only rain expected here.

  2. albert looks handsome, indeed. poor tugie.

  3. Nice post!
    Albert is adorable 🤗

  4. What a shame I wrote a long message and it has just's so annoying....I was saying how happy it makes me to see how much you have changed from how you were a year ago. You seem to be so much more relaxed, you know now that you are you and you can only do as much as you can and don't bang yourself over your head as you used to do, you truly no know that you are a daughter of God and live your life with him. He is always there the only person we can rely on at all times..he may not give us all we want or think we need but he always knows what's in front of us so only gives us what he knows we can cope are just so wonderful now at handing things on to him and truly knowing he will sort things out..........I was also saying that this Christmas is going to be different for you and George there will be times when tears will come when you think back on some event with Katie or even in your own lives just remember to support each other....Also you have poor old Tugie who is nearer her last days, I know how very much you are going to miss her so just love her all the more...if that is possible.....goodnight. God Bless. Xx

  5. I love the pictures of the cute dog. I hope you get to spend some time with your daughter. I know how much you miss her. I am wrapping and almost ready for Christmas.


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