Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Sister - My Friend

Not too long ago I was at my sister's house when I noticed this lil' Sister Book that I had made her a few years 6 years ago. I picked it up and begin to browse through it - remembering each page as I had so lovingly created it for my dear sister, Sherri.
Then I noticed something I hadn't noticed before...our hairstyles had pretty much stayed the same for all those year! Oh, my heavens...can you believe it?
The photo above is one of my favorite of Sherri and me. We were up in the mountains for a "sister weekend" in January. Now notice our enduring hairstyles ---

Here we are at approximately 3 and 4 years old - me with my lil' pixie and bangs (with a Tony perm) and her with her pretty blonde hair.

And once again..we are in the mountains with our parents here. We are about 6 and 7 years old - me with that lil' pixie and Sherri with her beautiful blonde hair. of us is missing an eye! It's all fun and games until someone gets an eye poked out!
(Then it's hilarious! :D)

This photo was actually taken the morning of my wedding in 1974. We had both just woke up and our dear mother took our picture before the big day. Pixie - without the bangs! - and blonde hair.

This photo was taken at my father's 80th birthday party. You guessed it...blonde hair and a pixie with bangs.

Isn't it funny how in spite of all the many things that change in our lives some things always stay the same? Like the love of family? Or the friendship of a sister?..and the beautiful blonde hair and pixie haircut!
May your memories of the things that have changed and those that have endured time always be pleasant and bring a smile to your face.
denise :D

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Mama Loves Me!

Man, oh, mama must really love me. For two days now she has carried me around wherever she goes. You see, it all began Friday night when she got home from a week vacation. I was so excited to see her that I was jumping up and down - up and down - up and down from the bed. I must've hurt my lil' leg on one of those jumps...

My right back "heel" hurt a whole lot. It is swollen about twice as big as the other "heel".

I guess my mama thought I'd get better over the weekend...and I did...a little, but not enough. So today she took me to the vet. I love car rides - even to the doggy hospital. :)

Dr. Randy said I needed an x-ray. So off the vet tech took me the x-ray room. They wouldn't let mama come in there with me, but she could take my pic from the doorway. It was dark in there.

Then Dr. Randy laid me on this really hard bed. (I'm sure glad mama's bed at home is soft.) He wore a heavy blue apron...not me though! Dr. Randy was very gentle with my lil' leg. :)

Afterwards Dr. Randy showed my mama the picture he took of my leg. The good news is it isn't broken! :) The bad news is it is tendonitis (what would be the Achille's Heel on you humans) and could take 6 - 8 weeks to heal completely. Mama has to carry be for at least a week or two - no walking, running, or jumping.

If it's not getting better by Wednesday (day after tomorrow) mama has to take me back and I may have to get a cast. No weight on my leg or bending/flexing it. :(

Yep, my mama must really love me! And so does my buddy Belle. She stays right beside me and keeps me company. What more could anyone ask for?

Hug your four-legged friends today, Roxy xoxo