And We Shall Call Her Frankendog

Daphne had a quick procedure this morning to remove a tumor/growth on her forehead.  She did very well and was more bothered by the noise from the clippers as they removed her fur.  She didn’t flinch when they gave her shots of ladocaine to numb the area.  She didn’t even mind the actual procedure except that she had to remain pinned on her side.  I was able to be with her through the whole thing and it seemed to help keep her calm.  The tumor will be sent out for pathology and we will know in a week if it is anything serious.  In the meantime she is all set for Halloween with shiny new staples in her head that will remain there for the next ten days.  I have lovingly been calling her Frankendog.  Perhaps next year we can just buy her a costume, it would’ve been much less expensive.

Resting Comforably At Home
All Tuckered Out

Joy of Love ~ Day 10

Day 10 Theme ~ Spaces

Our kitchen is the main hang out spot in our house.  Our kids do their homework at the counter, they eat breakfast there and they seem to snack there all day long.  We also play card games, board games and even watch TV in the kitchen.  There are other places in the house that are special to each of us.  One of those spaces is our pool table room.  Mike uses this room for his guy nights.  Pool, darts, TV and few snacks and beverages makes it a perfect hang out for his friends.  They don’t get together as often as they would like, but do manage to have a pretty good time when they do.

The Hang Out Room


Daphne has her favorite spaces too – anywhere warm and comfortable.  She has a dog bed in our bedroom and another in the living room.  When we go down to our family room to watch TV, her “warm and comfortable” spot is Sophia’s bean bag chair.

Bean Bag Chair

Sophia has all but given up rights to her bean bag chair.  Too much dog hair and a not-so-fresh smell has made her realize that she has doesn’t want to reclaim her once cherished spot.

I had to post this photo too – Daphne just hanging out in the living room on one of  her dog beds.  Isn’t she sweet?

Soaking Up Sun