Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Decisions, decisions

Happy New Year!

The holidays gave Byrd the opportunity to re-side the back part of the house. We're finally ready for exterior paint! (OMG OMG OMG)

The only question is, what color? We're partial to the green one.

Dozer was predictably naughty at the vet, for his eyelid surgery. He pulled out the IV when no one was looking. The techs ran a new IV, with a special cuff to hold it on more securely, and he pulled that one out immediately. At that point they decided to wait until he was asleep before running the IV. Anyway, the surgery went great, and Dozer's eyelid is almost healed already. Despite the success, Dozer was a whiny, pathetic baby for three days afterward. He has to get the stitches removed in a few days... I suspect that will be the most difficult part of the whole affair. Sharp implement + eyeball + squirmy dog = disaster.

I couldn't have two more different dogs. Star thought her dental cleaning at the vet was an amazing vacation. I dropped her off in the morning and she ran off with the vet tech, tail wagging wildly and ridiculously huge grin on her face. She didn't even look back at me. In the afternoon, she came out of the back wagging her entire butt despite her groggy stupor; crashed into a wall, the door, and the side of the car (with the same giant grin on her face); and did drunken zoomies in the backyard before collapsing on a dog bed to sleep it off. The dental was well worth it--she no longer has breath that would cause buzzards to circle.

I hope you all had a great holiday season! Here's hoping 2011 is a good year.


Kari in WeHo said...

I like the green one too!


forsythia said...

Although I love blue, I don't particularly like it on houses. Unless they're in Bermuda.

Jess said...

I vote the green or the blue!

Daisy Dog said...

Happy New Year! As you know I am partial to the green! The house look great. Glad Dozer is doing well and I hope the stiches come out easily, I am surprised they didn't use the dissolving ones.

PoochesForPeace said...

I like all the colors!! Shadow is like Star at the vet.

Katrina Gelino said...

This has nothing to do with your most recent post, haha. As a new follower, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a blogger to, and while I follow mostly baby blogs (we're trying for a family)I wanted to find a pit blog where I can hear some funny stories and such, as I am also a Mom to a 2 year old pit mix, who is the love of my world, and best friend. -Kat