2/28/20

Sunset with Daddy

Sunset with Daddy
by Rosy

Birdies playing in the ocean tide
Pretty colors dancing in the sky
Cool breeze blowing on my side
Warm Daddy snuggling nearby  









 

Today we are joining YAM Aunty FFF,  where we get to pick a picture and tell us its story! Make sure to visit YAM Aunty HERE to get the New Rulez and join the FFF fun!!






 Show us your nature! It can be flowers, your current weather, a scene out of your window, or maybe a picture from a vacation, walk or other journey! Any kind of nature picture will do! If you don't see a link below, click HERE 
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2/27/20

Driving Miss Rosy

 
Today I'm thankful for Mama letting me be able to be Daddy's Co-Pilot for a few minutes!
(Please note I am buckled in for safety)





 We are joining Brian for the 
Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!



2/25/20

Keep Calm and Throw Beads!

 Happy Fat Tuesday!!! 
A day of fun, beads and if we're lucky...a bite or two of King Cake!!



 Did somebody say they wanted me to throw beads???



 More importantly, did somebody say CAKE???





Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!




We are joining our friends at  Comedy Plus for the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop this week!


2/24/20

How to Score Extra Cookies...

 But Mama...I really thought that photoshoot deserved 3 cookies....
"sniff sniff"





*wink wink*
The sad eyes get me an extra cookie or two every time!





We're joining Comedy Plus for the
Awww Monday Blog Hop!

2/21/20

Enjoying the Journey on Nature Friday - Part One

After my trip to the eye doctor last week, Mama thought it would be nice to break up our journey home with a few nature stops.
 Today, I am going to show you two of the greener stops we made.



Our first stop was at Valley of the Rogue State Park, only a short nap from the eye doctors office!



I did some surveying of the park from the vantage point of this tall tree stump. What a beautiful park with bunches of places to walk and sniff emails left by pups who had visited from all across the country!


The trails are nestled up to the beautimous Rogue River!



...if you look to the distant left of the picnic table, you'll see a fenced area. That is actually a large dog run!
Unfortunately, it had a large dog in it but Mama said maybe next time we visit we could check it out.



After a nice walk around the park, we hopped back in the car and made our way back to California.


The next green place we stopped was a familiar one, Lagoon Creek Picnic Ground.  Mama goes here sometimes to find Serenity during trying times.



Lagoon Creek makes me smile because it is close to my ocean. I could even hear the waves crashing!




In fact, I was serene just listening to the waves and knowing I would see my ocean soon!




 Mama made a short video so you could hear the waves too!


You can also view the movie HERE on YouTube





 We hope you find periods of Serenity this weekend!



Make sure to join me two weeks from today when I show you where else we visited on the way home from the eye dogtur!


Rosy will be here next week for:


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 Show us your nature! It can be flowers, your current weather, a scene out of your window, or maybe a picture from a vacation, walk or other journey! Any kind of nature picture will do! If you don't see a link below, click HERE 
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2/20/20

Thankful for Snuggles Thursday

 
Today, I am thankful for warm Mama snuggles on a chilly day... 





 We are joining Brian for the 
Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


2/18/20

Happy Eyes Tuesday

 Today I want to tell everypawdy about my trip to the Pet Eye Dogtur!! As I mentioned in my post last Monday, we don't have an eye dogtur for pets near us. Mama and I didn't mind traveling the 3 1/2 hours to Medford, Oregon to visit Bliss Animal Eye Care. It was a nice, well managed office and they really did go out of their way to make sure Mama and I were comfortable and relaxed during my visit!



 When we got there, Mama had to fill out some paperwork so I scoped out the place. 



 They had a whole toy box full of toys to play with!  I'm not a big toy guy but Jakey and Rosy would have had a blast playing with these!



 They had fresh water guarded by this little guy, Mama insisted I sit next to him so she could get a picture....Mama thought it was a SCUBA dog but I explained it was a doggy that was modeling a halo that helps puppies who can't see well.

Sigh, Mamas, am I right??


 
After a very short wait, they called my name and we went into the exam room!




First, Ericka, my Vet Technician(seen here on my left) did all the usual eye tests. You know, the paper in the eye test, checked my eye pressure and put that icky green dye in my eyes test. Mama had to help with that, so she couldn't take pictures. Then my Eye Dogtur, Dr. Schorling, came in  and took a look into my eyes. 

Mama and I want to let everybody know the muzzle is just a precaution, and since I wear one while Mama gives me baths, I am comfortable in a muzzle. I am NOT fond of anyone getting in my face and Mama thought we should be safe...so I wouldn't have to be sorry later.

I was a very good boy and hardly even growled while the dogtur was looking around. After the dogtur finished, the muzzle came off, and she and Mama talked about my diagnosis.

The good news was, I don't have cataracts, I don't have dry eye, and I don't have glaucoma.


I do have a condition called keratitis. This means my corneas are inflamed. It is common in Shih Tzus, and other small dogs with short snooters. It can cause cloudiness, redness of the eye and vision impairment if  left untreated. Luckily, my condition was caught early and is pretty mild. Dr. Schorling prescribed anti-inflammatory non-steroidal eye drops to help clear up the cloudiness and prevent the progression of the condition. I will always have to take the drops, but since they don't hurt AND I get Zukies afterwards. I don't mind. 



 
 I also have a condition called Iris Atrophy. This means my iris tissue is thin and isn't constricting in the light as much as it should. This condition is common in Poodles and Shih Tzus. There is no treatment for Iris Atrophy, and that is why sometimes you might see me squinting in some of my pictures. The iris atrophy is also why my eyes are cloudy sometimes. The irises don't constrict and, as a result,  you can see the cloudiness in my eye from the keratitis. 

Weird, huh??



Mama and I will go back to Medford at the beginning of May to make sure the drops are doing their job. After that visit,  hopefully I will only have to go back once a year! 

Mama and I want to thank Erika,  Dr. Schorling and the staff at Bliss Animal Care for doing such a nice job of making me feel at home and for explaining everything thoroughly to Mama, not to mention summarizing everything in print(making it easier for Mama to explain it to Daddy!).


We are joining our friends at  Comedy Plus for the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop this week!





2/17/20

Five More Minutes Mama!

 When you are watching a good movie...



...and your Mama says it's time to turn off the TV and go to bed!



We're joining Comedy Plus for the
Awww Monday Blog Hop!

2/14/20

Happy Valentine's Nature Friday

Happy Valetine's Day!! 

We thought we'd keep the words to a minimum this week, and just show you a few pretty roses in honor of this day of love!!











"A Rose Speaks of Love Silently,
in a Language Only Known to the Heart"
Anonomys















Wishing all our friends love throughout the whole year!!




 Show us your nature! It can be flowers, your current weather, a scene out of your window, or maybe a picture from a vacation, walk or other journey! Any kind of nature picture will do! If you don't see a link below, click HERE 
to our Hoppity Page.