Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thellie has megaesophagus

She has to eat all her meals blended like a shake and she has to eat sitting up or she regurgitates everything. Here is a site on canine megaesophagus. And here she is in her Bailey chair made by my friend Jack White and decorated by me.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lake Evelyn and more

On Friday we drove more than 100 miles to do the Lake Evelyn hike! This is a hike none of us had done before and was only a 4 mile hike. It was an adventure getting to the trailhead, the road was horrendous. The hike was very nice and the lake was quite charming. The rest of the pics of the hike are here. (After the Bowen Lake hike pics) A video of Ola and Buckwheat can be found here.

Foxy and Bowen Lake hike

I lost my internet connection so had to wait until we got home to finish up the Colorado blog.I divided the pics onto 2 galleries. This is the beginning of the second gallery. The first few pics are of Foxy, the fox who hangs at Ola's house. The rest are pics of Bowen Lake and Lake Evelyn. On Th.we hiked to Bowen Lake. It is a beautiful lake pretty high up, lots of snow and part of the hike was above tree line. This was a 7 mile round trip hike with gorgeous views on the way up. You can see the rest of the pics here

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Another Moose Day!

Ola, Buckwheat and I (GiGi) took a no hike day. We kayaked this morning and had a bit of adventure when another kayaker had his kayak overturn. We were paddling to try to assist him, (don't know what we would have done)but then a motor boat came and fished him out of the lake and put his kayak on the boat. We decided to kayak into the channel and saw 2 moose at Point Park, right next to the channel. On the way back to the cabin we stopped and I got a couple of pretty good pics of the moose, nmaed Inspector Mooseau and Inspector Gadget. I think Buckwheat will have some better ones, but she forgot her card reader. We had a nice lunch at the golf course and then did some shopping. Tonight is "All Shook Up" at the theatre. The rest of my pics are here.

kayaking with the moose and the hike

We have seen a lot of moose this year. Monday night we saw a moose loose in the neighborhood (along with 2 deer). Tues am we had a great kayak, we got out of our boats and not a minute later Buckwheat and I heard Ola yell "there is moose swimming in the lake!" Sure nuff, he was swimming really close to where we had been kayaking! Way cool! If we had staying in another minute we would have been kayakin with the moose!
After kayaking for 1.5 hours we decided to go hiking. What started out as a nice hike turned into the hike from hell! We hiked first to Cascade Falls and had lunch, which was 3.5 miles in, the falls were beautiful. Then we hiked another 1.5 miles to Big Pool, it cooled down, clouded up and we thought we would have a great hike back, but somehow I fell down twice, BW fell once, and Ola got big blisters. We all got very tired and had nature calls. We did see 2 more moose though! See if you can find them in my pics. We were very glad to see the end of the trail and then we grilled steaks and had some wine to celebrate my benign results on my biopsy. The rest of our pics are here.

Monday, July 6, 2009

We're in Colorado!

We spent the first night in a great place in Green Montain Falls, Co. thanks to my BIL's brother Rob. Then on to Grand Lake. We had a great cookout with our friend Aurel last night and then a hike with Cindy, Aurel and me today. I snagged some good early morning foggy pics over the lake this am. The rest of my pics so far are here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The birthday girls video is up!

Thelma Lou and Dixie Lees video is up here .
They had a great day today. I can't believe they are 12!

This N That

Please keep my sister Cindy in your thoughts and prayers as she goes to Houston to get chemo tomorrow. And I am going in for a surgical biopsy for a lymph node on my neck. I am sure it is fine, but keep me in your thoughts and prayers also.

Today Thelma Lou and Dixie Lee celebrated their 12th birthdays! They have celebrated all their birthdays together except for when they turned 1. They had a grand time and were joined by Oliver, D'Leo,and my friend Janes new Dal, Sabrina. Ollie, D'Leo, and Sabrina are all from JLS Dals and are all related, so all of our Dals are related. I will have a video of their birthday uploaded soon.

Saturday I leave for Colorado with my friend Cindy. We will be gone for a week, but I have a petsitter living at my house! So if anyone sees my blog and wants to break in, the alarm will be set and the petsitter and my neighbors will be watching you!!