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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the USA. I sure do have a lot to be thankful for today. First of all I’m thankful to all my friends for all the Power of the Paw and prayers everyone sent me during my big day at the vet yesterday. Let me tell you about it.

This is not my regular vet.

It all started when my mom’s alarm went off earlier than it ever has. By 6 am we were on the road. It was a long drive and I mostly slept until the sun came up. When we stopped we were at Animal Dental Specialists of Upstate New York.

While we were in the waiting room a couple of the vet techs came out to meet me. They were all very nice.

Don’t I look great in this special bandana?

Once we were in the exam room Laura the vet tech gave mom a bandana to put on me that was sprayed with Adaptil. It’s supposed to help dogs feel “calm and relaxed in stressful situations”. I’m not sure how well it worked because I was still a bit nervous about being there.

Next the vet, Dr. Davis, came in and he got right on the floor and greeted me. I gave him lots of kisses and he thought I was very nice and soft.

These are not the kind of pictures mom and dad take.

After getting to know Dr. Davis he put a glove on one of his hands and then he put some peanut butter on the glove. I didn’t mind too much that he was sticking his fingers in my mouth to look at my teeth because that peanut butter tasted good.

The peanut butter fingers tasted good.

Dr. Davis took pictures of all my teeth. Then he put the pictures on the computer and showed my mom what he planned on doing to them.

We all had a laugh after they were done taking pictures.

The plan was to remove the teeth where the lump, that I had removed earlier, was but Dr. Davis was also concerned with how some of my other upper front teeth were effecting my mouth because of my underbite. He went off to work up the estimate and mom and I waited in the exam room some more.

Mom took this selfie of us sitting on the exam room bench.

Before long Laura the vet tech came back and she and mom discussed the estimate. Mom signed some papers, gave me some hugs and kisses and promised she would see me before I knew it. Laura took me in the back and mom headed out. I have to admit that I was a bit worried about being left there but Laura treated me very well.

Laura gave me lots of cuddles while she was taking my blood pressure.

It wasn’t long after the picture above was taken that I started to feel sleepy. I slept for a long time and when I woke up my mouth felt funny. The vet stole 5 teeth from me. Three where the lump was and two that were causing sores from where they hit my mouth. It took me a long time to wake all the way up and shortly after that my mom came and got me. By the time we left the vet it was dark again. I was still a bit woozy from the operation so I slept all the way home.

It was great to finally get home and see dad and Millie.

I felt better this morning.

After a good nights sleep I was feeling a bit better but I noticed a few things missing from my mouth. I think my missing upper teeth are causing me to have more of a snaggletooth look. I hope my sweetie Tuiren doesn’t mind the new look to my smile. Well as you can see I’m thankful that everything turned out well yesterday and I’m thankful for the pain medicine I’m taking too. Mom says she wants to say a few words now.

Hi everyone. I want to say how thankful I am for everyone who was thinking of Walter and I yesterday. While he was at the vet I was trying to relax in a nearby hotel.

My accommodations for the day.

I was lucky that there was a local hotel, the Craftsman Inn, just down the road from the vet. A few weeks ago when I knew what the date of Walter’s appointment was I called them and explained that I was looking for a place to stay while my dog was having surgery. The problem was that I wanted to be able to check in around 9 am instead of the usual check in time of 3 pm. After conferring with a manager they said they would be able to accommodate me. Of course I still had to pay a full nights room fee even though I actually checked out at 4:30 pm.

I was glad I had someplace to try to relax for the day. I spent some time reading blogs and doing a bit of crochet and after I knew what time I could pick Walter up I tried to rest for the ride home. That ride home was a bit nerve wracking as it was raining and the high winds that were predicted had started to whip. I can’t imagine what I would have done with myself without a place to stay for the day.

That’s about all from mom. Well as you can see mom and I are both thankful for lots of things but mostly we are thankful for our family and friends that were thinking of us and helped us get through the day. We are also thankful for the wonderful staff at the vet hospital who took such good care of me.

We are joining Brian for the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. We enjoyed a beautiful day outside today with a high temperature around 58°F. Mom and dad were telling me that it would be the last day in a while that I could play outside.

I sure love playing in my yard

Tomorrow my mom is taking me to a special vet. Remember when we told you about it? It was supposed to happen a couple of weeks ago but we had a freak early winter storm so my mom cancelled it but it’s back on for tomorrow.

I hope I get to stand on my stump again soon.

The weather is supposed to be much better tomorrow compared to the last time we were supposed to go. We could get a little wind and rain for the trip home but no snow. My mom said she is spending the day in a nearby hotel after she convinced them to let her check in around 9 am instead of the normal 3 pm. She should be able to pick me up between 4 and 5:30 pm.

The bottom line is I could use a little POTP and my mom says she could use some too as we will be leaving here around 6 am to make our 8 am appointment. It’s going to be a long day for both of us but I probably won’t remember most of it.

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Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here. A few weeks ago Charlie and I ventured up to Webster park again in hopes of seeing another beautiful sunset. We weren’t disappointed.

Sunset at Webster Park
(click on the image for a better view)

A little later sunset at Webster Park
(click on the image for a better view)

I’m joining Comedy Plus for their Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

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Hi everyone. It’s Millie and Walter here. We’ve been enjoying playing in our snowy yard. One of the things we like doing is hopping up on the stump of the big ash tree that was removed from our yard this summer.

You can really do some regal looking poses on the stump.

It’s also a great place to look out over the yard.

Of course sometimes we both get up there and, well…

It’s Wrestle Mania Time!

Don’t worry. We take turns with each other’s scruff in our mouths. This time Millie happened to have the upper paw.

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop.

You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. Well you might be wondering how Walter’s surgery went yesterday. The truth is it didn’t happen.

This butterfly has quite a lot of snow on her back

On Monday the weather peeps were telling us that we were getting a big storm on Tuesday that would make travel difficult to the vet (remember it is a 1 ½ hour drive from our house). Our mom made the decision to cancel the appointment for safety sake. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 27th.

Instead of having surgery I got to do lots of playing in the snow

Dad made lots of snowballs for us to retrieve

We had about 15+ inches of snow in the past couple of days (this broke records for snow fall amount and low temperatures). It was light and fluffy but packed well for snowballs.

I still have all my teeth.
Don’t you dare chomp them on me.

I love sticking my head in the snow

We sure had a great time playing in the snow

The snow won’t last for long as the temps are supposed to get above freezing during the next week.

We’re sorry we haven’t been around much this past week. Our mom had family visiting and got a little behind in commenting on our friends blogs but she promised to get caught up soon.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. Thursday we enjoyed our first snow of the season. That is a few weeks later than our average but we aren’t complaining.

We enjoy watching all the critters in our yard.

To warm things up we wanted to show you some of the last bees that were hanging out in our yard a few weeks ago.

Honey bees on the hydrangea

There were just a few hydrangea that the honey bees could enjoy so they were working hard for what might have been their last supper of the season.

The perennial geranium was also still blooming.

The honey bees were also enjoying the geranium that was still in bloom.

We’ve learned to stay away from all those stinging insects.

The bumble bees were lapping up all the nectar they could find from the eupatorium.

Bumble Bees were all over the eupatorium

This is bumble bee heaven.

Here is a little video of the bumble bees in action on the eupatorium.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to see it.

I’m dreaming of the last of the warm fall days.

By now the perennials have all been cut down and the bees are all hibernating (or whatever bees do during the cold weather). We’re watching the snow falling outside and hoping that it accumulates enough to enjoy our first snow zoomies of the year.

We hope you enjoyed seeing some of the bees enjoying the last flowers in our yard.

Join the Nature Friday Blog Hop

We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

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