Monday, April 27, 2009

She did it again!

Well our little Patches did it again. Ken and I went to do a small bit of shopping this morning and while we were gone Patches got out of the fence again. We were not gone much over an hour and when we got back no Patches could be found. We looked everywhere and called her to no avail. Then we rode the neighborhood looking for her. We were both really worried. After a while when I was cooking I heard the dog next door barking and asked Ken to see if Patches was outside. There is a man that takes his walks on the neighborhood streets, he walks really fast and looks neither right nor left. Well he had already passed our house and was at the driveway next door. Patches was running along in front of him just like she belonged to him. Passed our house right by. Ken called her the second time and then she looked around and saw him and came running. We don't know if those National Guard guns went off while we were gone or not. They scare her so bad that she doesn't look like she knows what is going on.
We think she is climbing the fence to hunt us down. Guess we will have to shut the doggie door when we leave from now on.
My daughter's back is not doing any better so the doc went ahead and ordered another MRI, it will be done this Thursday then she will see the doc next week. I am looking for more surgery to follow. Thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts that all of you have sent her way.
I did get a few tomato plants put out but not all of them, then I stayed in bed most of the next two days with this back using ice packs.
Ken has been repairing the rails on the patio/porch and then he got that painted plus the floor. Guess he will get a couple of chairs to put out there and do away with the metal glider swing since one foot is rusting out.
Here is a Columbine I got last week.

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Have a blessed evening everyone. Helen

29 comments:

  1. I am so glad your dog is okay! Yes it does appear as if the doggie door will have to be closed or she will run out to try and find you again. Sorry to hear about your daughter. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to have to live with all of that chronic pain.

    Your Columbine is gorgeous! Such great photos. I can't wait for mine to come up.

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  2. HI HELEN, AM HAVING A PROBLEM GETTING THE COMMENT THROUGH. HAVE CREATED A NEW PASSWORD, NOW MAYBE - -
    THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.
    IT WAS ODD WITH PATCHES BECOMING DIS-ORIENTED.
    SURE GLAD YOU GOT HER BACK.
    I PRAY FOR YOU AND KEN BE HEALED OF ALL AFFLICTIONS. sam

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  3. Patches sounds like she's being a little rascal. Guess it is time for her to be "grounded" :) So, glad you got her back safely. Maybe she saw an animal or something and went chasing after it?

    Sorry to hear your daughter is still not feeling any better. That must be so frustrating for her, especially after having surgery. I am sure you worry about her a lot.

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  4. That Patches is something! Could be she is just looking for you and Ken...after you leave...good idea on closing up the doggy door when you both go again, just to be on the safe side. I feel so bad for Mira...praying if she does have the MRI it shows nothing major...hope you have a relaxing evening and a better tomorrow. Hugs and love, Joyce

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  5. oh Helen,i am so gappy Patches was found...Please please lock the doggie door when yall go from now on....
    i believe she is hunting you and Ken.
    love,
    carlene
    ps
    still praying

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  6. Helen, Lady! You are going to have to get Patches a cell phone. LOL
    Hope they can locate the main problem that is bother Mira. The back affects everything and is so frustrating (and debilatating). The flower pictures are beautiful.
    TAke care...
    Jack & Sherry

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  7. It just worries you so much when your pets are running amuck but they have so much fun you can't get mad. Glad he is back and safe. Love the flowers.

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  8. I would close the doggie door for sure. What a worry those dogs can be. Sorry to hear that your daughter isn't doing any better. I'll continue praying. Your flowers are beautiful! Both the rose and the colombine.

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  9. I know how you felt about Patches. The few times Sadie has gotten away, it scared me to death!

    I so hope the doctors find something that will help your daughter.

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  10. I hope they are able to help your daughter without any more surgery. So glad Patches made it back. The columbine is so pretty. In my prayers, Sheila

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  11. Oh I bet you were so worried over her!! So glad that you saw her going down the street. So sorry to hear that your daughter is not doing good. I pray that the MRI shows that she does not need more surgery. Will keep her in my prayers, and you too. The flowers are beautiful. I really need to plant some flowers this year. I have been lazy!! God Bless and hugs, Janie

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  12. Patches is beginning to scare me! She is too cute to loose! Now that she knows she can do that she will continue to do it... sigh.. bad habits are hard to break!

    Sorry to hear your daughts back is no better...I sure hope they find a way to help.

    as always you take beautiful pictures Helen

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  13. Very happy that Patches is back home and safe. I know when my fur puppy got out on me I was worried sick until I found him.

    I sure was hoping to hear better news about your daughter. Hopefully the MRI will find what ever is still not quite right.

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  14. Mother, the second yellow finch picture... I laughed when I saw that bird that's completely upside down! haha! strange view... he's black and white underneath.

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  15. OMG...I know that terrible fear. Thank GOD you got Patches back. You, Ken, and all of US would have been devastated!!

    oh, and such incredibly lovely photos my friend.

    Nancy

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  16. I'm so glad that Patches was okay....the little stinker. LOL I'm sorry your daughter is still having problems. My hubby has back problems too. Last summer he had an MRI & then he had the epidural in his back .....he has done realy well. It worked better than aything we have every tried. Now, it seems to be flaring back up though.

    I'm glad you got some tomato plants in the ground. Mine seem to be growing a little. You take care of yourself & keep us posted about the MRI.

    Hugs

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  17. Oh Patches is a stinker isn't she? That columbine is beautiful!

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  18. That flower (S) are awesome! You definitely have a green thumb! Be proud of it, I do NOT. But why do you do all that digging and work if you have to hurt and have ice packs?? I wouldn't! Or would you hurt anyway? We always leave our little Maltese, Kaycee in her kennel when we go away. She would be fine in the house, but when we had Teddy the Bichon too, he would sometimes pee on a rug if left to roam. But it's not like punishment both dogs would always go in their kennels to snooze with the doors open in the daytime when we are home. We keep kenneling Kaycee for safety reasons. I don't know why as the house is locked. But she could still hurt herself somehow. Once we had a Bichon (Maggie) who tore out her back knee jumping off the couch in the basement. Little dogs are touchier. We were use to Collies. Still praying for you & your daughter, too. As you know, surgery sure doesn't solve all. I know from experience, but when you are in pain and the doctors tell you it will help, well, we tend to do it. Keep mosting about her and your own health here. Cuz I really want to know how you all are! Merry

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  19. Those flowers don't look real, they are so perfect! They are beautiful Helen, your yard always has something beautiful in it, birds or flowers, either one is fine to look at. :) Thanks for sharing these beautiful sights with us. Sounds like Patches has decided she doesnt want y'all going anywhere without her. I agree, just going to have to lock the doggie door while y'all are gone. Glad you found her and she was okay! Love, Kelly

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  20. Hi Helen,
    Thanks for the comment about the apple blossoms. To answer your comment I should tell you that no matter how hard I try, the squirrels or some bird almost always gets the apples before I can get one when it is ripe. There are so many blossoms this year that there might be enough apples on the tree for me to get one. I hope so.

    I am glad you got the dog back. And the flower photo is just stunning.

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  21. Hi Helen...I am cathcing up with the blogs...slowly but surely...sorry the dau isn't getting any relief...back pain and surgery are so hard to clear up...if ever you do!!! your flower pics are beautiful as usual...and that Patches...she is a scamp for sure...and I know your heart just stops when you cannot find her...mine does whenever Max skips out...sheesh...but we do love them right??? it rained all morning...now the sun is trying to pop thru...I am getting ready to plant my topsy turvey....again this year LOL...I think they are fun...and we have other tomatoes in also...take care now...hugs to ya both...Ora

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  22. You take beautiful pictures of blooms. Awesome.

    Hope you and your daughter will recover soon enough.

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  23. So sorry your daughter is still having so much pain and you too. I pray you can both feel better. Your camera takes such awesome pictures and you must really know how to use it. They are beautiful, look like in a magazine.

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  24. Thanks for the link Helen! I went over & took a look...wow, what gorgeous pictures!!!

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  25. So glad you found Patches! Your flowers are gorgeous! Hope your daughter will be feeling better soon.

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  26. These are so beautiful. BTW...can you resend me that link for the blogspot backgrounds? I accidently deleted the comment you sent to my post.

    Kay

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  27. I'm so happy you have your dog back. It made me smile when you said she walked right by...she must have thought the person 'walking' her was going to bring him home.
    Your Columbine is such a beautiful color. I hope I get some flowers on mine this year. It's been warmer now and the flowers are blooming and the leaves are beginning to come out. I especially like the leaves of my red maple this time of your. I haven't been well so I didn't get to many blogs to read for a while but I always love to visit yours.

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  28. HELEN, I PRAY FOR HEALING FOR YOU AND KEN AND OF COURSE FOR WE ALL INCLUDING MYSELF.

    I HOPE THAT YOU AND KEN WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK ON THE LAKE AND BE PULLING IN THOSE CRAPPIES.

    A LAKE CALLED THE POMM-DE TERR IN MISSOURI NORTH OF SPRINGFIELD WAS A FAVORITE. LIMIT OF 35 CRAPPIES. THERE WERE LOTS OF BASS TOO. GOOD MEMORIES.

    OKLAHOMA HAS GOOD FISHING TOO. SEVERAL NICE BIG LAKES. CATFISH IN THE NAVIGATION CHANNEL NEAR TULSA. BARGES CAN COME ALL THE WAY FROM THE GULF TO CATOOSA OKLAHOMA NEAR TULSA.

    KEYWORDS NAVIGATION CHANNEL CATOOSA OKLA. THERE ARE 4 OR5 'LOCKS' ALONG THE CHANNEL.

    BEST TO YOU AND KEN. sam

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