Thursday, October 30, 2014

My new shelter dog Lila and our rocky start

Last Thursday I had 2 friends that were sharing a shelter facebook page over and over. I should have just passed over but I stopped to look at the available dogs they had. This particular shelter is over capacity and were lowering their normal adoption fees more than half.  The dogs were also spayed or neutered and micro-chipped. I just had to register her micro chip online (55$ lifetime).  I came across this sweet face who  they named Sweets and was in love instantly. She was listed as a Chihuahua mix which is exactly what Jax is.  The problem was that I was at work and was about a good 45 minutes away from the shelter. Its first come first serve and a lady had commented above me that she was on her way.
 When I got home that evening I sent a private message to the shelter group asking for best way to reach them because I only got an automated message when I called. I didn't want to drive all the way  over there the next morning if she was gone. They replied back to me after 6 which is when they close and said she was still there. I was so excited! I had sent the picture to Todd asking her what he thought and if we could have her and he was OK with it.
So I had already taken last Friday off to finish decorating and getting ready for my party. I certainly didn't plan on driving a few towns over to adopt a dog.  Before I had left, the lady who was also interested had actually gone to the pound but wanted to bring her dog the next day to have a meet and greet with each other. She commented again that she was on her way.  I was the first person there when they opened and they grabbed her and put us in a little room so that we could get to know each other.  She was very curious and checked out the room because there was cat toys and a cat scratching post in there. I picked her up and held her for a minute and then I put her down. She walked to the door and then came back to me and jumped on my knees to pick her back up. That was it. I was in love and knew she wanted some attention and to be loved.  I paid for her and we were on the road less than an hour total.  I am not so sure she's a Chi mix though. She looks like a combo of Miniature Pinscher and Dachsund in my opinion.
I called Todd and we decided to name her Lila.  Lila is also a character off Sons of Anarchy like Jax.
Its kind of funny why we named her that. Lila on the show was a porn star and had had a rough life. She was married to Opie who got killed last season. She no longer stars in the movies but is the producer and director of the films and is kind of turning her life around for the good.  My little Lila has had a litter of puppies in her past life. Its obvious by looking at her little boobies. She was abused in the fact that there is a permanent dent in her neck where she must have had a collar that was too tight for too long and she has issues.  Lila will be spoiled rotten and have a good life once we can get her straightened out.  Friday was miserable. She screamed and howled like I've never heard when I would go outside to decorate the yard. She bit Jax and was way too aggressive towards him. She became very attached to me and wouldn't let him near me. If I picked him up she totally lost her mind! She jumped and screamed. I was in tears. To add to it she got out of the backyard twice from under the fence. She ran away when I opened the door and took off. I hadn't had her an hour and i'm chasing her down the straight screaming and crying. She doesn't come to any name yet ( then) and ran into the street. A white SUV SLAMMED on his brakes and almost ran over her. She ran back to the sidewalk and kept running and then down an alley. I was bawling my eyes out and huffing and puffing because I am too fat to be chasing her. She showed up in the alley from another yard and let me pick her up and carry her home.  When she got out from the yard, she at least ran to me and not away.
Lila is very sick. She coughed and threw up the whole night and I was exhausted. I took her to the vet and was there by 8am when they opened.  Because I was having my party and certainly hadn't planned on having a new dog, I had made arrangements for Jax to have a sleepover with his friends where he stayed when I went to Sturgis.  The vet boards for the night but they're not open on Sunday's which meant we had to leave Lila there until Monday morning.  The vet said she didn't throw up once. She wasn't home 5 minutes when she did her hacking like she had a fur ball in her throat.  Lila is having trouble breathing, she has a runny nose and she gags nonstop primarily right when we go to bed. Its terrible. She will be in somewhat deep sleep and then sit up and cough so loud. I haven't slept this whole week.  Todd is taking her to vet today because we cant do another night of this.  Y'all, I love this little girl and pray that she has nothing serious.  Lila is skin and bones and you can feel her whole spine. The shelter said she was between 2 and 4 years old. We have no idea what she's been through.  Jax is also sneezing now and choking and so she may be contagious. 
When I brought her home on Monday from picking her up, she was like night and day compared to the Friday before. She still doesn't like Jax all that much but she's calmer and not aggressive.  Todd met her for the first time Monday because he had worked another all-nighter and didn't come home Saturday until after I dropped her off at vet.




They both insist on sitting on me

Lila loves climbing in our laundry basket. So cute!



At our meet and greet in Shelter

I cant wait for her to be fattened up and playing and running like a happy dog.  Prayers please.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oceans by Hillsong

Hey guys, I don't feel good today ( fighting off migraine) and i'm kinda blue. My dad is back in hospital and i'm just sad. Too much drama and sadness going on around me and its affecting me.
When i'm really down my songs of worship truly help me.  Sometimes I don't have the right words to say while praying and songs seem to say it just right and comfort me.
Hillsong is a wonderful Christian band and our church band plays several of their songs at church. We had a guest singer a few weeks ago and she sang like an angel. They performed this song and I wish I had a recording of it. So this is the original which I like a lot.

This version is kinda long but there are actually longer versions. 

Have a Blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HOLLIween 2014

Its already Tuesday- wow! Its funny that I spent so much time planning on the party that on Sunday, I felt like I should be doing something for the party.  It was another very successful evening of fun with friends.  There was a great turnout and of course people who came last year couldn't make this year but we had new people show up so it all evened out.  One thing I didn't do a lot of which is aggravating is that  I was so busy being the hostess, that I didn't take many pictures. Matter of fact I think I lost my phone at least 10 times that night.
We had a keg a beer and I made a very yummy Sangria. I had chili and queso and cheese and crackers and salami's, and lots of people brought some yummy dips. No one went hungry or thirsty that's for sure.
This year Todd and I dressed up as Dog the Bounty Hunter and I was his wife Beth.  We had a themed for everyone to dress up as any character from TV or a movie.  There were a few that strayed from the theme but my goal was just to have them dress up so it was awesome.
Here are some pictures that I did manage to get from Todd or my phone.
Too many cameras - no one knows where to look

Girls only photo


Clay and Gemma from Sons of Anarchy. He even had the mouth piece and Gemma had the chest scar.

Some more pumpkins I did with hardware, earrings and stickers










Bruce Wayne and Cat lady


grabbed some hay and firewood from Dad's. We had smores later on.

 

I am so happy with how it all turned out and i'm already thinking of ideas for next year. I'm starting earlier next year for sure!! I am also still receiving pictures from others so I may need to post another one on this topic. 
 I sure hope our new neighborhood has lots of kids for trick-or-treating this Friday. The apartments we moved from didn't have any and I was so bummed. The front yard is decorated really cute and i'm leaving it up until after Halloween so the kiddos can see it.  Did yall go to any Halloween parties this year? 
I have so much to tell you in my next post about my new dog I rescued...... Stay tuned!  Have a great afternoon.  xoxo
 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Two more days until HOLLIween!

I've been a busy busy gal every night trying to get the house and yard decorated for the party.  I have accomplished a lot but have lots to do. Luckily , my cousin is taking tomorrow off as well and is coming over to help me. My poor husband is back to working crazy hours again so I don't have him to help when I need 4 hands.  I most likely wont be posting tomorrow with all my running around so have a great weekend!
I'll leave with you a few thoughts of Halloween and a few more crafts that ive done .

I have around 15 of these that I will be putting in the bushes with glow sticks. I've tried 2 of them out already and they look great!

I love the old creepy real pictures from long ago.


 
That's in my front yard. I may splat some glow juice on them from a glue stick .

Have a great day , yall!
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HOLLIween crafts

I have a list of things I have to get done every night leading up to the party.
My first project of the night was glueing magnets to some plastic bugs for my lampshade. I like the way it turned out! They were super easy to make. 

Then I started on decorating my pumpkins. I have 5 real ones and 3 foam ones to decorate and I got 2 of them done last night.  I used earrings, buttons, hardware , and Halloween
decorations. Nothing is safe around the house right now. LOL. 
I kinda like them - what do you think? 

My friend Debbie bought us this cute shower curtain for the guest bathroom and it's so cute! It's glow in the dark too. 


I made my destination arrow signs last night, now I just have to nail them to the tree tonight. Pictures will be tomorrow for that. 
 I was at target the other day and I can never resist playing with some of the cute accessories.  What's funny is when I first saw the red thing, I seriously thought it was a hair style like the Heat Miser from the Christmas cartoon. I laughed out loud at myself when I realized it is a beard and mustache. Heehee.  Maybe that means I have a creative mind. 

 
Did anyone else watch the Nightmare before Christmas last night?  ABC is doing 13 days until Halloween . I love it and wish I could find my DVD. This is the Boogey Man song.
 

And thats all I've got for today.  Hope you have a great Tuesday. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

State Fair and weekend stuff

Hey y'all , Happy Monday to you. How was everyone's weekend?  I took last Thursday off to spend the day with my husband at the Texas State Fair and we had so much fun as always.  The first thing we did was get some coupons for a Fletcher's corny dog.  So I am kind of weird when it comes to traditions. I've been going to the fair since I was a kid and our schools have fair days with free tickets. Anyways, there are several Fletcher's spread out along the fairgrounds but the only one I eat from is the one by Big Tex. I'm sure they are all the same but I HAVE to eat at that one.  Another tradition is to ride the giant Texas Star ferris wheel. Its so fun and it was the most gorgeous day to see all of Dallas from the top of the ride.   We saw all the cars in auto shows, walked through the farm animals, saw some trick dog shows, ate a funnel cake that was heavenly, had some fresh-squeezed lemonade, Todd had a beer, and just really enjoyed all the people watching.  Something I also look forward to is the butter creation that is made every year. This year was running horses. Very detailed and ALL made from butter.

I also had to work this weekend which doesn't happen too often and we had 2 weeks notice to not make plans. My team is considered part of IT and so we had to be the testers for some of the changes being made.  Saturday, Todd and I straightened out the garage enough to get his car back in it and to prepare some room for the party this weekend.  I had Todd also cut my wood I found for my signs to nail to the tree before he left for work.  I did a lot of decorating and hanging witch hats from the ceiling. I spray painted 2 candelabras that were brass and now they're black.  I painted another folding chair purple, and finally painted the candle holders. I got all that done by 3 when i had to start being on the conference calls.  There were some great movies on Lifetime channel that took forever to watch because i would pause it during the calls. I watched  Jaws, The Notebook and cried again. Then the Green Mile was on which is so good, and then a weird movie called The Driver which was written by Stephen King.  Todd came home from working most of the day too and brought a pizza home. Perfect day!


Yesterday, after church we had lunch with Todd's parents and his brother to celebrate my father-in-laws birthday that was 2 weeks ago.  Better late than never.  Todd spent most of the day at church because we had a special worship evening last night at the church. It was just the band and some guest singers from a few nearby churches and they were so great.  I have to say that i really enjoy watching my husband play the drums and do something he enjoys. He's good too!!

Its a busy week ahead because i have to finish decorating for Holliween that is THIS weekend!! Cant wait. I have so much to do. 
And because i love my Jax, here's a pic of him to make you smile.
Have a great day.