Monday, April 5, 2010

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER--ALREADY!!!!!!!

HOPE

We just returned from the Vet for our 10 year Old labs check-up, and Glory Be, all is well! We even got a Chest X-ray on her because one Lab (HA HA) was slightly elevated. A Creatinine level, that is used to measure Kidney Function and Output (same test in Us is used) was .1,  or 1/10 th  of a point high. Absolutely nothing to worry about, but as responsible pet owners we wanted to make sure.

Her Chest X-ray was Normal, and we'll take her back in 3 months to get the last of her shots. We have to divide them up as she is allergic to one of them, and we're not sure which one--so we do divided doses.

NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION, AND KNOW YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR THE REST OF THE STORY, HERE IT IS!

WHILE THERE I NOTICED HOW CHEAP IT WAS TO NEUTER A DOG OR CAT VERSES SPAYING A FEMALE DOG OR CAT. SINCE SPAYING INVOLVES SURGERY, ANESTHESIA AND MORE PIECY PARTS!

WELL, I THOUGHT--WHY NOT!

I OPTED FOR THE NEUTER SINCE IT IS 200 TIMES CHEAPER THAN A VASECTOMY! TRUE I'M 56 AND WE CAN'T HAVE CHILDREN AS MY WIFE WAS SPAYED WHEN WE GOT MARRIED. (NO OPTION-SHE HAD TO!)

BUT I WANTED TO SHOW HER I WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME- TO LET HER KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED HER!

THE PROCEDURE WAS PAINLESS, AND TOOK NO TIME AT ALL. I KNOW....YOU THINK I'M NUTS, RIGHT? WELL I HAD A TEST TICKLE BEFORE I LEFT AND ALL WAS WELL.

THE ONLY SIDE EFFECT YOU MAY NOTICE IS A HIGHER PITCH IN MY FONTS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS! PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME, AS I SHOULD RECOVER WITH NO ILL EFFECTS. I CAN'T LICK FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS, AND THAT WILL BE HARD! and the color blue! does that ring a bell, males????

DESPERATE FOR A POST! duh!!
NEUTERED IN SC,

I AM

AS ALWAYS,




JUST JOHN

ANYONE SEE A BIG FACE? CAROLINA BLUE SKY! (it's more apparent on the thumbnail, but why post that!? Neutering is much more fascinating!)






OK, OK--CAN YOU SEE HIM BETTER NOW? ME EITHER!

CLOSE-UP OF SCAR FROM LIGHTNING STRIKE! PROBABLY AT LEAST A 100 YEAR OLD PINE! WHAT CHARACTER IN THIS BAD BOY.



TREE SCAR- FROM LIGHTNING! TREE STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE! AND THIS IS AT THE BASE! TWO PEOPLE COULD WRAP THEIR ARMS AROUND AND THEY WOULD BARELY TOUCH HANDS!
CLOSE-UP ABOVE THIS ONE- AND I'LL POST SOME LATER OF CLOSE-UPS OF THE SAP THAT LOOKS LIKE THE INSIDE OF A CAVE- WHERE IT ACTUALLY BOILED FROM THE HEAT OF THE LIGHTNING!

THIS IS A VIEW WITH THE CAMERA RIGHT ABOVE THE SCAR LOOKING STRAIGHT UP. THE LOWER BRANCHES ARE ALSO DEAD, BUT RIGHT ABOVE THIS- LIFE BEGINS AGAIN. NOTICE THE NEST ON THE RIGHT?  THERE IS ALSO A GIANT SQUIRRELS NEST ON THE LEFT, BUT IT IS BLOCKED BY THAT ONE LOWER LIMB STICKING OUT!

I LOVED THE SEPIA- THANKS MY FRIEND-WINK!!!!

I WONDER HOW MANY ANIMALS HAVE SOUGHT SHELTER FROM THE STORM, BUILT HOMES AND RAISED FAMILIES IN THIS GIANT OLD MAN?... THIS IS THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD!  

# 1 PINE 
POLLENVILLE USA!!!!!!

I CAN'T EVEN GET A PICTURE OF THE TOP OF IT FROM THE GROUND, TO DO IT JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE WISE. THERE IS SO MUCH LIFE GOING ON IN THE CANOPY 100 FEET UP!

WHICH REMINDS ME OF THE WHOLE POINT OF ALL OF THIS DRONING ON.....

STOP EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, AND LOOK UP!!!

SOMETIMES WE LOOK, & STAY DOWN:  TO MUCH!!!