Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Photo Hunt and Update


Grandpa was put on a ventilator Friday afternoon.
It eased his breathing and his oxygen level went back to a normal
range.  The doctor plans to keep him on the ventilator for at least a week.  We are taking it one day at a time and we truly appreciate
everyone's kind words and prayers.  We will try to catch up
with everyone as we can.
Last weekend Mom prepared nearly 10 days of auto post so we'll be adding updates to them as we have new news.
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Now for some happy pictures....

HAPPY SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT...

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF WORDS
TODAY'S WORD IS

SCRUMPTIOUS

is defined as: extremely pleasing,

SUCH AS

A good rub from Dad


An ice cream cake 

FRESH FLOWING COOL WATER FROM MY FOUNTAIN

The peeps:TRIPLE CHOCOLATE FROZEN YOGURT

And last but not least my Fancy Feast that I just gobbled
up in nearly on bite

Friday, April 12, 2013

Update on my Grandpa




Dear Friends

My Grandpa  took a turn for the worse overnight.  He now has pneumonia and started with what appears to be some seizures around his face and mouth.  He has been on seizure medication since his surgery; however, last night they inserted a pic line (fancy intravenous contraption) to get all of the meds into him quicker.  He is on a high powered antibiotic and they also put him on a ventilator to give his lungs a rest. CT scan this morning showed more bruising on the brain currently they will watch that until they get the pneumonia better controlled.
Needless to say my Grandpa is very sick and we would greatly appreciate your prayers.
We will update you as we have new information
Hugs Madi and Mom

THIS MOMENT {SEE BEAUTIFUL}

WHEN I LOOKED INTO MADI'S EYES
EVERY MOMENT, I SEE BEAUTIFUL
SHE MAKES MY HEART SING.
Update:  There was not much change in my Grandpa from
Wednesday to Thursday.  He is moving his hands and legs though

And that is truly beautiful
Mom spent Thursday afternoon with my G-ma trying to
keep her mind in a happy place. They did a little shopping with the help of Kathy G-ma's aid, they had some coffee and went to the grocery story.  They had a beautiful afternoon.


From Sugar the Golden Retriever: "{This Moment} See Beautiful is a once a month Blog Hop,every 2nd Friday of the month. Simply create a blog post that made your day,week, and/or month … inspiring you in Seeing Beauty. Blog Hop inspired by See Beautiful."

Thursday, April 11, 2013

CPI, PARK DAY REMINDER, AND UPDATE

THIS IS
C(at)P(atrol)I(investigator) SECURITY LEAVE THE PREMISES NOW THE POLICE HAVE BEEN CALLED

DON'T WORRY MOM I HAVE MY LASER EYES ON THEM
 I'LL STAND GUARD UNTIL THE POLICE ARRIVE
OR MAYBE I'LL SIT

 OR JUST TAKE A SHORT NAP..
I'M PURRTY SURE I SCARED THEM WITH MY CPI SECURITY VOICE


REMINDER
FINN AND GIZMO 

 Have declared April 26th Blogville’s Park Day!  


That means between now and April 26th (you have three weeks!) you need to take your peep to a park and get photographic evidence you were there.  Then, on that day, April 26, write a post about your park visit, and leave me a comment on Finn's blog, letting them know you went to a Park!  We will have a random drawing for some prizes with all those who enter.  And, I have to tell you, we have been getting some great prizes for this.
Now, I just said “we.”  You didn’t think I could do this event all by myself, did you?  No way!  I am happy to report that our Blogville Outdoor/Woodsman Guide, Gizmo, is co-hosting this event with me!  And tomorrow, you can head on over to his blog for some tips on how to find parks in your neck of the woods.
Grandpa update

When the peeps went to the hospital

they were told the bruising on my 

Grandpa's brain is swelling

this is being watched carefully.

In extreme cases, they can surgically

remove it but it involves going into the

brain.  Grandpa is still in very serious

condition...the Doctor wants him to get 

as much rest as possible and be very 

still.  He has not awaken from the 

surgery either.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A MAYOR'S, Thank you and UPDATE

CALENDAR

 IS EXHAUSTING
Pictures from Mom's iPad...I like it because it doesn't go flashy in my facey!!

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DEAR FRIENDS 
WE THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS, SUPPORT, CONCERN, COMMENTS, EMAILS
AND MOST OF ALL BLOG-LOVE.
GRANDPA'S brain surgery went just as the surgeon predicted.
No surprises. Now we well patiently wait for Grandpa, to slowly wake up and start to heal.
We hope and pray he will awake like he was before the surgery.
The trauma of the head injury, surgery and anesthesia often
affects the elderly more severely so keep the good purrs coming.
With lots of hugs and Love
Madi and Mom

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TUESDAY B-day TALE,Giveaway and UPDATE

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
THE PERSON TO 24 OF HER OWN ANIMALS
The Cats of Wildwood are having a party
click here to attend and click here to go to Marg's to say Happy Birthday

Marg is the lady who runs the auction site anytime we are trying to raise money for furiends in need.


Marg we thank you for all you do for the critters near and far.
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BREAKING NEWS
SUGAR MY GOLDEN RETRIEVER FRIEND IS HAVE A MOST 
EXCELLENT GIVEAWAY TODAY....JUST FOR

F E L I N E S 
CLICK 


HERE 

TO POUNCE ON OVER TO SUGAR'S BLOG
SUGAR YOU ARE JUST TOO SWEET
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Update on my Grandpa 
Mom has a week's worth of auto posts set to go up
As she has new information on my Grandpa's condition we'll post at the end of each day.
As of late Monday night he was still in the ER
waiting for a room in ICU.  There will be another
CAT SCAN sometime today to check the bleeding 
injuries to his head and to determine if he needs surgery. He has a skull fracture,
subdural hematoma and some bruising on his brain from a fall in his drive way Monday Morning.
thank you all for your prayers.
Hugs madi and Mom

Monday, April 8, 2013

Meet My Cabinet: Goose


Today we are featuring 
Chaplain Goose from Gospel of Goose

1. Please introduce yourself(selves), tell us your age and a very special trait. 
They call me Goose and I am 13 years old.  My special treat...hummm I guess MOM's homemade salmon jerky.  Huh?  Oh trait.  I guess my special trait is that I can figure things out pretty quickly.  You know how to open a gate, figure out those dog puzzles in seconds, and how to catch fish.


2. If you had and alter ego, who would you like to be and why
I like being me.  Oh sure I admire Bert and his ability to do search and rescue, but really what would this world be with two Bert's and no Goose. 

3. What do you like best/least about where you live
The best part about where I live is that my MOM lives here and we have the most beautiful mountains to explore.  Least, well it's not worth mentioning.

4. Who are some peeps/furiends you'd like to meet and why
Oooo there are a few.  But the first that came to my mind is Lilly and Buddy.  They live in Georgia and we are friends and our mom's are friends but we have never met in the furs and I would really like too.  

5. If you could give one piece of random advice what would it be?
That no matter who you are, what you look like, where you live, or where you come from, you are beautiful.  You were created beautiful and don't let anyone, ANYONE, tell you otherwise.  Also don't lick a toad.

6. What do you do for fun
What DON'T I do for fun.  Life is an adventure and is to be lived and enjoyed and shared.  So no matter what I do it is fun.  But my favorite thing is backpacking with my MOM and fishing.

7. What is the first thing you do each morning
Open my eyes, otherwise I would fall out of bed and hit my head.  Then I get a hug from MOM and then I pee., then I eat a strawberry or raspberry.

8. What is the first thing you notice about a new furiend
Their smile.  Or if the other end is facing me the wag of a tail.

9. Tell us how you came to live in your family and how you got your name.
That's a long story so I will try and give you the cliff notes.  MOM went into a pet place for rocks for her Gecko Lizards, a rescue group was there and I was with them.  She saw me, I saw her.  She took me for a walk because the rescue lady shoved my leash in MOM's hand.  She called a friend and said, "Do you think it is time?"  (Note that is ALL she said).  Her friend said, "Yes it is time you had another dog in your life."  She went back and said "OK I'll take him."  But then the rescue lady said I was $600.  Which MOM handed the leash back and said, "Oh I can't afford that."  The lady talked with MOM a while about her Heart Dog, Pete, who went to the rainbow Bridge and they talked about the rescue place and other stuff.  Then as MOM started to walk away the lady put my leash back in MOM's hand and said, "Here he is yours.  He belongs to you and I know you two will be very happy together.  There will be no fee."  MOM walked out of the pet place with me and forgot to buy the rocks for the lizards.  I came with the name Goose.  Actually my full name is Sir King Goose III.  But MOM soon found out that I liked to Goose her in the butt. So Goose was the perfect name. hahhaha

10. What is your absolute favorite food
Anything eatable.  But I guess absolute favorite is whatever MOM is cooking, except beets.  YUK!  OK I have to say I have never had a beet but whenever beets are mentioned my MOM says "YUK"

BONUS Question:  Goose we all know you are a stick aficionado...please tell us the very best place to find sticks and what qualities you look for when hunting for one?
STICKS!!!!! Oh I love them.  Big ones, small ones, fat, skinny, with or without bark, dry or wet, brown or green, with or without leaves.  Really there is no such thing as a bad stick.  However!  I love love love sticks that are stuck in the water, or floating down a river.  The extra moister makes them all the better.  And the great thing about sticks is you can find them anywhere.  But you know the coolest place to find a stick.... a Beaver dam.  It's like hitting the mother lode.
Goose has never met a stick he doesn't like....and no stick is too large or too small.  Thanks Goose and Mom for pawticipating in Meet My Cabinet.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

EASY LIKE SUNDAY


MOM LIKES MY REFLECTION IN THIS PICTURE..EVEN THE GRAY PATCH ON MY CHIN IS SHOWING.

REMINDER 
TOMORROW'S MET MY CABINET WILL FEATURE
OUR CHAPLAIN 

GOOSE