Monday, May 3, 2010

The clock is ticking!!!

I can't believe the family wedding is almost here! We leave for Germany next Wednesday and I still have to hem my dress!

But at least it appears to be acceptable and all I have to do is hem it.

I went out to my parents' house last weekend so my mother could pin it up for me. That poor woman had to lie on the floor for I bet a half hour getting it to just the right length.

Luckily Wilbur was a good boy and spent hours chewing on Kissy Pooh's collection of marrow bones. Kissy Pooh, on the other hand, was a very ungracious hostess and shunned any attempts on his part to become friends.

She sulked upstairs, downstairs, and on the porch. And finally the time came when Wilbur, with tail wagging madly, tried to play with Kissie Pooh and she lunged at him in a very nasty way and sent him running with his tail between his legs.

I swear I saw my dad smirk but I'll let it go.

This is Wilbur after spending hours chewing on the big juicy bone we bought for him on Sunday.

He was beyond exhausted.

Actually he's just about the most relaxed dog I've ever met. He's sleeping beside me right now, and all I have to do is pick up his head, give him tons of big smoochy kisses, and he never wakes up!!!

But he's very needy and doesn't want us out of his sight. Luckily while we're gone, Vet Tech Girl will be taking care of him and he adores her.

I'll try not to worry too much while we're gone.

Chlorox is coming along much better than I expected. She's made several forays from the bedroom to the kitchen and thank God Wilbur, while curious, gives her her space. I spent hours this morning elbow deep, grinding raw chicken thighs (with bones), livers, and hearts and gizzards. Wilbur is on a raw diet and while it's actually very cheap it's a bit time consuming. Anyway Chlorox made several appearances all the while sneering at Wilbur, who would really like nothing more than a good cuddle with her!!!

Here is Chlorox on our bed, and it's the only place Wilbur is not allowed.

I call this shot: Camouflage.


Cyndi said...

Laura, your dress turned out beautiful! I hope you and Hans have a wonderful time at the wedding, and in Germany no less!

Wilbur is just the cutest thing...and it looks like Hans adores him; I think Kissy Pooh is a brat; and Chlorox looks so cute up there hiding with her "curling" buddies!

In case you don't post again before you leave, have a safe and wonderful time!



Schwang said...

The dress looks fantastic! I can't wait to hear more about the wedding of the century. I also want to hear more about your raw food diet. The food we buy now is more expensive than just making it ourselves. Maybe that could be my summer project.
I love Clorax's camouflage...I could barely see her.

laura said...

Cyndi, Hans is surprised himself with how much he loves Wilbur! And Kissy Pooh is indeed a brat!!!! I'm taking my computer with me and hope to post while we're gone, and I'm sure it will be an interesting time indeed!

Schwang, I never would have done the raw diet for Wilbur on my own but my daughter swears by it. Duncan and 4 of her 5 cats use it (one cat is a snob and will only eat store bought food!). I would be glad to get the info to you if you'd like, it's very easy! My email adress is on my 'about me' page.
If I don't hear from you, I'll write a future post about the particulars.