Posted in A Dog's Life

Royal T’s Lord Baden Powell-A Journey

     So it has been a few days since I blogged, Dear Bloggites. I am sorry. See I had a mini crisis with my wonderful dog, Baden. He is a black and white Chihuahua, yes, he is black and white.
     Baden came into my life eight years ago (once December hits) via my sister, Kathy. See, this puppy of 5 weeks old showed me an attitude when I paid attention to the other puppies…yes, would not look at me, turned his head away as far as he could when I went to go give him a kiss…a major attitude. If he was happy he would stick the front of his tongue out of his mouth with a smile on his face (yes-my dog smiles!). That attitude and tongue smile is what made me fall in love my Baden.
     He is named after the founding father of The Boy Scouts of America. He hikes, camps, plays, and loves. He always greets anyone who comes to the door and welcomes them for visiting HIM… 🙂
     Well my sweet little doggie with the attitude had a regular visit to his vets this past Thursday. He was supposed to go in and get his teeth cleaned and his nails dremmelled down. A total cost of $100. So I get up at the crack of dawn and put my dog into my Jeep and we head to the vet.
     I dropped him off and found he was going to be ready by 3pm that afternoon. I go visit my mother and father who live right up the road from my vets while I wait. About two hours goes by and I get a call to inform me that he is nice and sleepy with the medication they gave him to sleep through the procedures (side note: my vet is Awesome-they call every step of the way, send Christmas cards, birthday cards for my dog, and updates).
     About another hour goes by and I get a call, they are cleaning his teeth and find several loose teeth in his mouth. They said one is very infected, so much that when they touch it pus leaks from his gums-OUCH!
     So they say he will need about 10 teeth pulled. I tell them do what you have to so my baby is fine. They let me go and proceed to do as I ask. I recieve another call telling me that two of his teeth fell out as soon as they removed the tartar from around them. They pulled some teeth and were going to start pulling his back molar when suddenly my baby turned blue!
     They immediately stopped all work and revived him. He recovers well enough but is in a whole bunch of pain. Vet said to make sure he only eats soft dog food for the next two weeks and take his antibiotics for ten days. If he runs low, call and they will give me more to ensure he gets that infection gone.
     They call me and said I can pick him up early (2:30). I get to the vet’s office and they said he is going to be in alot of pain and his tongue will stick out some from the front of his mouth. He lost his two top canines and so his tongue is not able to be held in as well.
     I informed the vet that my dog has always stuck his tongue out so it sticking out a little more will not be a problem. I pick up my dog and we head home. He is totally drugged up and sleepy. I can tell he is in a lot of pain as well.
     We get home and I check out my dog’s mouth, and I find that I left my dog at the vets in the morning with only a $100 planned on being spent and brought home a redneck dog and a pocketbook $330 lighter!
~4-Ever, P
Posted in This & That

Burned My Mouth

So I decided that I and my best friend, Tracy, needed to get away from life for a bit and so we went out to lunch together. That is great, we decide to go to Applebee’s because I wanted some fried cheese.

We get to the restaurant, get seated, and our waitress comes to see us and we order our drinks and I got my fried cheese ordered, Yeah!! So about 20-30 minutes goes by and still no fried cheese. Finally it gets there, we eat.  Another 15-20 minutes goes by then our waitress came and took our order.

Now, I must make a side note here, I am a VERY, VERY picky eater and am very specific about what I get on my plate. I read the food choices and chose a good meal-grilled shrimp with island rice. Nothing noted on anything other than those two things-PERFECT!

She takes our orders, 30 or 40 minutes goes by and our food finally gets there. Well, lo and behold, my shrimp has some sort of glazed sauce on it. Okay, I will deal, right, it is grilled shrimp, nothing was mentioned about the sauce on top of it in the menu, how bad is it…probably just a sweet glaze to add to the taste…

Well I get the first shrimp off the skewer and cut the tail off then took the bite…OMG! I about puked with the flavor of the sauce…it tasted like some sort of Cajun seasoning-I DON’T DO CAJUN! I force myself to hold my stomach and eat that piece of shrimp.

Now my mouth is on fire…I am guzzling down a glass of Pepsi to stop the fire that is igniting in my mouth from the sauce. Tracy looks at me and gets this look on her face. I say, “They have some kind of hot seasoning on this shrimp.” I said it tasted like some sort of Cajun seasoning and my mouth is on fire…I am imagining smoke ensuing from my ears like the old cartoons of Elmer Fudd.

So Tracy, being the ever wonderful best friend that she is, takes one and tries it. She agrees with me on the flavor it is a spicy sauce.

I push the plate away because now I am sick to my stomach. I said, “I am not eating this crap.” She said to ask for the manager or order something else. I said I just wanted another glass of Pepsi to try and kill the inferno in my mouth.

The waitress comes back around and asks if there is a problem. So I proceed to tell her there is a spicy sauce on my shrimp and I ordered my food with the expectations of what the menu said-grilled shrimp and island rice. So she asks if she could get me something else. I say no I will just not eat anything else. So she sends the manager to our table.

Then the manager comes over and apologizes and offers to bring me something else because I came to the restaurant to eat and not leave hungry. I said I was fine I had the fried cheese and she offered some grilled shrimp with nothing on it, I said that is what I thought I was getting…so I say yes and asked for the other glass of Pepsi that I still have not received-I swear my tongue has to have burned completely away from the fire in my mouth by now.

So a few minutes later I get my Pepsi and she brings me some grilled shrimp with nothing on it and some more rice. I take one bite from the shrimp and look at Tracy and say, “I cannot eat this, I have lost my appetite.” So I wind up taking the shrimp and rice home with me.

Well on a good note, after the two hours or more of being at the restaurant (it seemed), my bill that should have been around $20 bucks was only $8. Coolness.

Now, as I end this blog for the night, Dear Bloggites, I am glad to report the inferno that burned my tongue off is out and I can feel the tongue again…thank God for small favors!

~4-Ever, P

Posted in This & That

All Nighters….

So it is going on approx. 40+ hours since I last slept….you would think I would be tired, but I am not. Strange. I am going to try & get some rest in a little while but wanted to check in with you, Dear Bloggites, to let you know I am thinking of you & hoping you have an enjoyable evening or day, depending on where you are in the world, & that this day has provided some kind of Wow Factor in your life.

Until tomorrow, Dear Bloggites, Good Night.

~4-Ever P

Posted in This & That

UberGoofy World of P

Well I have finally done it. People keep asking me if I have a blog, people keep telling me to create a blog…apparently people think other people want to experience the UberGoofy World of P!  LOL

What can I say?  I am an outdoor chick who loves to ballroom dance.  That is me in a nutshell.  I love life and life loves me.  I embrace all that is thrown at me and sit back and enjoy the ride.

I know invite you to join me on my fun adventures as I journey through this life.  Come.  Sit.  Put your feet up.  Grab a drink and enjoy the ride! 🙂

~4-Ever, P