Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tasty Tuesday and Then Some

 Mom was on FB and saw a Crustless Spinach Pie that looked so yummy and she decided to look for a recipe and make one~

Watch where you put that spoon, mom!
The Spinach Pie is delicious but a tad bit on the salty side.  Next time, mom won't add so much Parmesan cheese.  
And then the unthinkable happened.     I licked and chewed my two front paws - yes, again, and I am limpies and not happy.     Mom has had it with exercising with Jane Fonda.  She has been threatening me for quite awhile that she was going to go for a walk without me and she finally did it!
Those are our Forsythias mom and I should be in that photo!
Mom has never walked alone - not in many many years.  She says thank goodness for her camera to help keep her focused and less sad.  
In all honesty,  I don't mind that you walked alone, mom.   You gave me a cookie before you left and it's okay.   I can deal with it - for now~~
Happy Tuesday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Friday, April 12, 2024

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy and Sunny this week for Nature Friday~~

We still have Daffy's blooming~

Our pretty pink Hyacinth from our garden opened!
Landlord Bob's Quince came into bloom and what a beautiful color!
Once again, the stoopid robins decided to build a nest in our Rhododendron.  Mom doesn't even want to watch their progress because we already know what's going to happen.    Why do the robins choose such a dumb spot?!
We spoke too soon on Wednesday about me not having any more reactions to my Anipryl.    I had another reaction and this one happened right before I was to go outside for my morning business.   Mom had me in my harness and was trying her best to keep up with my stumbling and disorientation on the stairs and outside in the yard and she did a great job.  She was able to keep both of us upright and safe but she's decided from now on - we do morning business BEFORE I eat my breakfast, just in case!  What she can't understand is how did the reaction hit me within five minutes of swallowing the Anipryl tablet?
Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Plan C

 On Monday, mom removed the books and chimes that were next to the TV and put our air purifier in their place.    It's larger and heavier and taller.  This has to keep Molly safe from the power strip!  BTW, the air purifier isn't plugged in.  We don't use it when the windows are open or the AC is on.  

On Monday night, there was no hanky panky and no issues with the air purifier and I had a great night and mom got a great nights' sleep and both of us couldn't be any happier!   The air purifier worked!!!

I have not had a reaction to Anipryl since the first time on Saturday morning.   Could the Anipryl be working its magic?    Time will tell~~

Happy Wednesday and Happy National Siblings Day!
This is mom and her brother and few years ago☺
Love ya lots♥

Monday, April 8, 2024

Molly Monday

About that box with the chewed hole in it~

Do you see that power strip behind the box sitting on the books?   The box was sitting in place of those books and last week and I decided to pull the box out from underneath the power strip.   The box is full of wine corks and it is heavy and I did leave it alone for quite a few days before I decided to be brave and move it and chew a hole in it.  
Mom keeps telling me that this power strip is dangerous and to leave it alone, Molly!!!!   Because of my dementia, I'm awake all night looking for things to push and move and to challenge mom.    She decided to put the power strip on top of books this time to see if this might work.
Then she put these chimes in front of the power strip hoping that if I dare to touch this newest challenge, the chimes will ring and mom can address the situation  and come up with another idea.   
Update - the chimes were pushed so mom taped the chimes to the top book with packing tape.   We will see how that works!
Another update - the didn't work.   She will have to come up with Plan C.
This is my bed in the bedroom and if mom feels unsafe about me "touring" the living room while she is sleeping or trying to sleep - this happens~
Seeing as I don't like crates and never have, I am hooked to these three leashes that give me about 15 feet of room to move.   My bed is softer and cushier than a crate floor and I need that for my old bones with arthritis.   
I have only been hooked twice so far and I spend my time touring the bedroom trying to challenge mom further.   I don't sleep at night and I don't like mom sleeping at night either but sadly, she does like sleeping at night so until she comes up with a different idea - this is the way it works to keep me safe.   

My Anipryl prescription did arrive on Friday afternoon and I did take my first dosage on Saturday morning at 6am.     We had a sunny morning and I found a nice warm sun puddle and was enjoying myself.   Mom was busy cleaning and I decided to get up on all fours as she entered the living room.    I was unsteady, stumbling, disoriented, drooling and very loopy.   Mom immediately called my vet.    He was with a patient at the time and when he did call back, I was doing much better.   He wants us to give it a week so that my body can adjust to it.  
Update - Sunday morning, I had no reaction to the Anipryl!  YAY!  
We are so hoping the reaction only happened one time.  
The Anipryl isn't a miracle fix like the Librela was for me.   This med can take one to two months before we see a change.  
Happy Monday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Friday, April 5, 2024

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy and Sunny this week for Nature Friday~~

We did get out for one short walk this week and it's been raining ever since.

My sissy brought mom beautiful pansies for Easter!
Mom has researched and taught herself how to repot orchids that came from the grocery store and she had so much fun!
So far - so good!
She was in the basement earlier in the week and noticed that our Amaryllis is active so she brought the plant upstairs and so far it's growing.  Will it bloom?  We shall see!
What makes you think that I know anything about the hole in this box that happened overnight while you were sleeping or trying to sleep, mom?
Seeing as the hole has been started, I might as well investigate!
Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Wordy Wednesday

 Mom and I had a consultation with my vet one week ago today.   We discussed a lot of things and he gave mom a couple of choices about how to proceed.   She chose the Anipryl aka Selegiline tablet given once a day.    

Mom remembered reading about this drug in our Remember Me book by Eileen Anderson and she couldn't wait to get back home and reread what Eileen wrote.    Eileen's book is very informative with lots of great information.   She had a dog named Cricket, who was a Rat Terrier who had dementia and once Cricket started taking the Anipryl, she lived two years longer.   She passed when she was almost 17 years old.  

We have not yet received the Anipryl.   It's due to arrive on Friday.  It's suggested to be given in the morning, so I will be starting it on Saturday morning if all goes as planned.

I have never been a dog that can cross paws.  Mom has tried multiple times and all she gets is a scratched hand from my nails~
How about this, mom~
Or what about this cross~
My vet shared with us that this drug can go either way.  Either it works or it doesn't.   One of his patients with dementia took the tablet and started racing around the house and peeing and pooing everywhere.   A patient that was coming in on the day that we were there was doing fabulously.    Paws are crossed that I am that patient!

Happy Wednesday!

Love ya lots♥

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Saturday before Easter Sunday

 First off, we have to tell you that on Thursday evening, the UPS man rang our doorbell to let us know that he had made a delivery.  I was pleasantly sleeping away and didn't even hear the doorbell.   The UPS man delivered a package from our longtime blogging friends, Miss Phyll and her Cattledog, Willow.   They sent me an Easter basket!!!!!  How generous and thoughtful is that!

Inside the brightly colored bag are handmade treats from Kerri's Pawsome Bakery, where Miss Phyll and Willow visit all the time!  Miss Kerri calls my Easter basket - the Hazel box.   
These treats smell so yummy!    Miss Phyll told mom to try one as these treats are made with hooman grade ingredients.   
Yes, please!!!!!
Thank you so very much, Miss Phyll and Willow♥    You have made one little AireGirl very happy and I have more treats for a DAYS to come!
Let's get Nonna's Rice pie going, mom!

If you don't like to make pie crust and you like a simple and easy pie to make that works for Easter or any summer day, this is the pie for you.

Mix together:
1 pound ricotta
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
Approx 1 cup of whole milk (mom uses a little on the lesser side of a cup)
1 cup cooked and cooled rice
1 teaspoon vanilla, a dash of rum extract and a few shakes of cinnamon.

Stir it all together in a bowl with a spoon.   EasyPeasy, right!   Pour mixture into a greased 8" X 8" pan or pie plate.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes to one hour depending on your oven.  It could go a wee bit longer and mom always puts a knife in the center to be sure it's done.    

Come on, mom, enough about the recipe! 
Official bunny taster at your service!
Thank you so much for not liking Nonna's Rice pie, Francesca!  I don't need help with the tasting!
The original plan was that mom and I were invited to my sissy's house for Easter but because of all of my recent issues,  Missy and mom decided to have Easter at our house and we will be celebrating today!

The pie is ready and waiting, Missy.    See you soon!

Love ya lots♥

Friday, March 29, 2024

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy and Sunny this week for Nature Friday~~

No walkies have happened lately but we do have blooms in our yard~

The Periwinkle patch is going nuts with flowers!

The Hyacinths are still blooming.   Picture mom with her nose buried in the flowers and her butt in the Aire and you would be right.   How I wish I knew how to operate her camera!
Our crazy Christmas Cactus is flowering!
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Monday, March 25, 2024

Molly Monday

 Do you see that I have two socks on two different feets?     I don't lick up inside my pads anymore and make it raw.   Now I've decided to just eat the pads off my feets.    Mom says it smells gross and looks sore and horrible and we are washing my feet twice a day trying to keep them from getting infected.  

Destroying my pads has me limping longer and it takes longer to heal.    Mom finally gets one foot healed and I start in on another one.
My vet doesn't want me to wear socks.   He wants the Aire to be able to get at my feet but the carpeting is abrasive and hurts my feet and the grass hurts my feet and the driveway hurts my feet.   Mom doesn't want me to wear the Kong donut 24/7 but what choice does she have.   Walking in the neighborhood is impossible and springtime is here and the weather is going to get nicer and she wants to walk - but not without me.   

You can't hear me, but I'm snoring in this picture.   My hearing is not as sharp as it used to be so mom is able to sneak up on me with the camera. 

Yesterday, she shopped on Amazon for larger cotton crew socks and some sort of self-adhesive pet wrap.     We will be calling my vet again today.    Mom is pretty much at wits end.  

Happy Monday, everybuddy.

Love ya lots♥