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The Weekend Just August 23, 2010

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I swear two day weekends are just too too too short. On Sat we attended Growing Up Gifted’s trial class, I’m pretty happy with it, the teachers are nice and they speak well. Rylen also connected with a lil girl there… till she pulled her hair :(.  A few minutes at the play gym and then we headed for lunch. It is a joy to have lunch with her these days since we can give her a lil of something or another from our plates and it keeps her happy.

Dropped her off at home for her nap and we head down to Middle Road to get party supplies, it’s not easy this Minnie Mouse theme, everything is MICKEY! Blah. Had about 15 minutes to lie in bed before she got home from her trip to the park and the madness starts again :).

Sunday, R dragged me to Orchard to help him get pants and he decided that nothing was to his liking and/or everything was too expensive, sigh. We did get her stuff:- her own fork and spoon, crayons, a stuffed unicorn which for some reason I want to name Unagi could be due to this *click* har har heh.

Did manage to get in a nap, oh bliss… till the rag and bone man came *honk honk honk* so annoying and if that doesn’t get to you, Deza stomping around and singing will, sigh. A walk to park with the two mad dogs and the very quiet baby girl and I was soooo tired.

It’s still not over cos I had promised Axl Liver Treats for his birthday, so while cooking dinner I’m blending stinky liver, adding oats and wholemeal and eggs and oil and then kneading the smell mixture into little balls, gag. I really do love my dogs. They (the dogs) then spent the rest of the hour watching the oven and Stomper was left to ‘guard’ the treats and Axl was sent to beg.

Did I mention that Rylen’s 6th tooth is making an appearance so she woke up at 10pm, 2am and 5.30am oh and that I had/have 2 boring meetings to attend…zzzzzzzzzz. 5 hours sleep is just not enough.

Axl and that Old Hag July 21, 2010

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Rylen was a joy last night.

Of course, something has to HAPPEN… this time it was Axl, the dude is an over sensitive asshole, yes, I’m that annoyed. Now, I’m all for letting my dogs off the leash cos I trust them enough to know that 1. they aren’t going to bite anyone 2. they won’t run away 3. they come back when called. So especially when it’s late and hardly anyone’s around, freedom is great joy. Axl the Asshole however…. grrr… all I did was tell him No, stop barking and he got all upset and decided he didn’t want to come within 50 meters of me, ass….. hole right? *rolls eyes*.

Then to add to this a naggy old woman with a very cute but VERY smelly  retriever starts giving me grief about leashing him and OHMYGAWD I’m TRYING, can you NOT see, I’m TRYING. 5 minutes later and we’re closer to my place and I know I need the husband’s help cos well, the lil bastard ain’t gonna wanna be going into the lift with me. So I’m waiting under my block, Stomper’s off the leash and Axl is 50 meters away. And the stupid old women comes and again…. sigh. So this time she starts nagging at R and threatens to complain.

OW – I’ve asked you to leash your dog many times
M – have you not seen me try?
OW – I don’t care
M – What?!
OW – what if your dog bites me?
M – are you crazy, he’s smaller than a cat and he’s only trying to make frens with your dog!
OW – that’s not my business
M – ok, then go AWAY
OW – leash your dog
M – seriously, you need to shower your dog
OW – that’s not your business
M – it kinda is cos it’s animal abuse
OW – leash your dog
M – ohmygawd woman, I’ve been trying to do just that, now go away and mind your own business
OW – I’m gonna complain
M – go ahead
OW – I am
M – I said go AHEAD

Fact is, she can complain but she’s not suppose to keep a retriever in a flat either and OHMYGAWD I WAS TRYING TO LEASH THE BLACK BASTARD UP!! He was also punished and will not be off the leash for a week.

Note to oneself – Do not ever become like that, EVER!!

Gentle Giant December 23, 2009

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Steel took his last breath this evening. He’s been skin and bone this past year having lived way above the lifespan of a Great Dane. While at T’s annual Christmas Deco Party, I insisted on taking a photo with Steel, hugged him and kissed him goodbye, I think deep down inside…. He vomited blood a few days ago, his family was in Perth, he waited for all of them to get home first and died at home, I’m sure feeling more loved than any dog out there.

Say hi to Brandy for us.
Steel

Doggy Day Out August 24, 2009

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Axl’s 1st Birthday is this Friday and there were plans for a small ‘do’ but frankly in this current state, I’m just too tired. So instead, we woke up early and took them to East Coast and as usual they had a blast. It’s such a shame how gross our beaches are.

Some videos of the madness

Stomper managed to get the coconut to shore then…

My Spoilt Pets July 31, 2009

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Just ordered 12 cans of dog food, biscuits and 2 types of snacks for the furbabies. I know they are spoilt and I’ll share their schedule :P.

AM: Vitamin (plus a lil treat from me), Walk, Biscuit, Breakfast (1 scoop dry and wet food mixed)
NN: Short Walk, Lunch (1 scoop of dry food), Treat.
EV: Walk, Dinner at 7pm (2 scoops of dry food and fresh minced beef, pork or salmon, sometimes with brown rice and veg).
NIGHT: Walk, fruits (shared with us) and maybe a biscuit or a treat.

I know they have to wash their feet 4 times a day, after each walk and sometimes they get 5 walks!! ahaha. But it means no pee or poop in the house.

I still don’t know what to do for Axl’s birthday and I know it has to be celebrated early… however, I believe Axl enjoyed himself more during Stomper’s birthday than Stomper did but I have no intent on revisiting the Dog Run, Stomper slamming into my belly every time a dog comes too close is just not funny right now. We need to make some time this weekend to groom both dogs and the weekend after (National Day weekend is just not dog friendly, blah) to bring them to East Coast. Between looking for a place to stay, getting baby stuff sorted and keeping sane, my days sometimes feel wayyyy too short.

And just in case I forget…

PitaPata

Giggs is okay for now July 9, 2009

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Got her blood and organs checked, cancer free for now. I think they removed it when they removed the lump on her thigh. Gotta try and make some time to go see her and bring her the liver treats soon.

Giggs July 8, 2009

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Giggs has Lymphoma. We don’t know what to do.. the vet says she’s old and doesn’t recommend treatment but according to websites this cancer is very treatable but… how will we know how much pain she’s in receiving chemo, should she just be made as happy as possible for as long as possible? She’s already 12/13 years old!! I know that the ex is hurting and is looking to me for answers, treat or not to treat… most of me is leaning towards making her comfortable… I mean in human years she’s over 80! When I’m 80, I’d want people to just leave me be.

Stomper & Chutney’s Turn 2! June 26, 2009

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Stomper turns two today and I’m like REALLY? Then it hits me in less than 2 years, I’ve managed to get a darling puppy; who to me is the best puppy ever! Get married to an amazing man. Get another puppy who is still a work in progress but a gem for sure. AND get knocked up… in less than 2 years!! Whoa! I’ve been busy!

Stomper & Chutney_ECP

Flash back of the b’day puppies, just a few months old.

Axl in a Cone & Stomper in a Dress May 29, 2009

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I know… evil Mama….
Happy Puppy in a Cone

Happy Puppy in a Cone

Stomper in a Dress

Stomper in a Dress

Stomper wasn’t too happy being in a dress 🙂

I Baked a Cake that Stuck May 26, 2009

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I don’t know why but every time I’m on leave I find myself busier and more tired than I am when I’m at work! Here’s my proof…

Friday, I wake up super early, walk the dogs and have breakfast. Thinking that the new vet I’m made an appointment with is 10 minutes away (I checked the website and rang the correct number), I decide to walk both the dogs there… only to find that… the vet has moved to a nearby but not near enough neighbourhood for me to walk to!! Argh. Thank goodness my dear MIL has the car so she picks us up and we get there in a piece. Since Stomper’s there she gets her yearly shot too. Now being late getting Axl in and getting Stomper sorted has blown my timetable. I’m suppose to be getting my hair done at 10.30am! So I get home, shower cos it’s so darn hot, grab a cab and I’m back at Tampines  at 11.15 am, I got my hair, cut, coloured, highlighted and washed for 138 bucks… how that’s a steal and they weren’t playing the Best of Michael Learns to Rock!! Yay!

So now I’m running really late and I had an appointment to have a tour of the hospital at 1.50pm and I left the salon at 1.35pm, the husband can only drive so fast. So ok, missed it and we wait to see my doctor…. who is in delivery and will be late which causes my bloody pressure to spike to 135! Retest. ahahaha. So we wait. We leave and it’s about time to go get Axl, yay. But first, I need to get Buttermilk and I’ll explain why soon. So we get to the vet at 4.40pm and we have  to wait and wait and then they call for Lucky’s owners and I’m weird like that but I wanna see what Lucky looks like…. wait a minute.. I see Axl, so unless Lucky, who I happen to know is a cat and Axl are related… which would explain a lot about Axl in general… there’s been a mistake. Of course the owners walk all the way into the vet’s office just to exclaim “That’s not our cat!!”…. you  think? I get home and have to boil chicken and brown rice for Axl. The great thing is; that he seems fine, so we have an hour nap. The rest of the night was rather uneventful, thank goodness.

Saturday, I wake up super early again cos I need to make sure Axl can pee and poo and in general see if he’s in any pain. It’s early and I’m bored so I decide to make Smitten Kitten’s Raspberry Buttermilk Cake. I start this knowing I have to go to the gym before lunch… Everything seems to go according to plan and I’m liking the smells. Now I’ve been baking and cooking since I was 12 and so far I’ve had 2 failures – chocolate chip cookies and muffins. I’ve gotten over the failed CCCookies and I will never make muffins or cakes from a box ever again. I’m sad to say, this cake failed. It smelt heavenly, it taste so bloody good but it stuck to every side and bottom possible making it the fugliest cake EVER. I’m crushed, really I am, my cupcake versions stuck, my cake in the pan stuck… sigh. However, it is so darn good I wanna try again. Anyways, I sulk for 30 mins then pack my stuff and go to the gym for a great workout… after which, we reward ourselves by having Carl’s Jr burgers which are freaking awesome. Oh I forget to mention I also need to cook dinner at my Mom’s place that evening. ahahaha. So we get home, I crash for an hour and off we go with the dogs to see my parents. I make lean pork loin chops, baby spinach and mashed potatoes with red wine pineapples. Healthy-ish. I serve my fug cake anyways.

Sunday, up by 7.30am again cos I’m just worried about Axl, he walks a lil funny but once he’s pooped he’s all good. I have brunch with the girls to celebrate Ann turning 30!! and together with Stef who’s birthday (BTW) is today!! Then we go ‘sing’ karaoke. Now I can’t sing, I know this… neither can I rap and I’m basically tone deaf but I will sing and rap cos I hate just sitting there. The highlight was getting Ann to sing with a Hong Kong accent, I laughed so hard I was worried I’d pee in my pants (frankly, these days it wouldn’t surprise me). I finally got home and into bed for my nap(2 hours this time) at 5.30pm! Now usually I hate taking a nap so late but I needed it.

That, folks was my crazy weekend… imagine I really thought I could add in a swim in there somewhere…. I am not Amy.