Tuesday, August 4, 2015

trail scenes + tracy aviary

 trying out the salomon speed cross. i will see if i like them as much as the xt wings for technical trail. i love the xr mission for the lighter trail stuff. i have burned through two pair of each so far. the salomon shoes just fit my foot like a glove and they are well built, quality shoes.

i went up flagstaff mountain via days fork on saturday morning. i didn't see a soul until i was well into my hike down. the growth up in there was freakishly thick and overgrown! i stayed up on the ridge for a long time hoping to run into a mountain goat, but no such luck.

when i got home from the wilderness and went inside, o came walking into the kitchen to say hi and he had a sweet mustache! i was like, "what the what? you have a mustache!"(o does not like having facial hair much) and he was like, "no i don't? and was like, "dude, yes you do." then he walked over to the mirror where i hang my little back pack and started laughing and said that he did not do it on purpose. he was shaving really fast and then he just hopped in the shower and didn't ever look in the mirror. then we both started laughing really hard because he totally had a gomez stache and it was awesome.

then he shaved it and we went on a date. i took him to saffron valley. if you haven't been, go. now. it is tops! delicious. afterward we went and saw the new mission impossible flick. then we went home and yada yada yada it was a great night;)

we walked with friends/neighbors to the tracy aviary last night. $5 after 5 o'clock on monday nights through august friends! the aviary is awesome. if you haven't visited, you should.

so, we haven't gotten too much further with my leg yet. i do have some bone marrow edema in the tibia which explains some of the pain, but not all of it. not the pain in the rest of the leg. crikey!

i have something exciting in the works for the coming weekend. it involves mountains of course!

well lovers, hope your tuesday is smooth like butta.

toodles for now.



Friday, July 31, 2015

friday + full moon

a blue moon as a matter of fact! i have on my moon earrings and my moon bracelet. i should probably put my moon shirt on when i get home;) you know how i love a big full moon!

we don't have anything big planned for the weekend. which i can appreciate this week. i will get up in the mountains for sure. i can't believe it is august tomorrow! my birthday month.

i don't have much to say today. so happy full moon and happy weekend. do something adventurous and out of the ordinary!

toodles for now.



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Thursday, July 30, 2015

trail scenes //\\ standing on top of pfeifferhorn and stuff

bzzz...back off biotch (says the big, fuzzy bee)

upper and lower red pine lakes

i took my little self up to the top of pfeifferhorn on friday morning. it was glorious. i had so much energy. i had to load up on ibuprofen to get that left leg going, but once that kicked in i was golden.(i have been working with a doctor on figuring out where the pain is coming from in my leg, but we are getting nowhere fast. he said that we aren't giving up. he is talking to some colleagues to get some other input. the people at mri know me too well at this point.) there weren't many people on the trail and you know i love that! i stayed on top for a long time and just enjoyed it. i never felt fatigued. i just felt powerful the whole time. that is the best feeling. i love the wasatch mountains so much. so much!

we had a bbq and fireworks with the neighbors friday night to celebrate pioneer day. o did some BIG fireworks for the kiddos. he had them draw names to see who got to light them:)

i hiked with vic on saturday morning. we hadn't been able to get together for a long time. we just hiked lambs canyon and then went out for breakfast at straw market in the aves. super cheap and very fresh and yummy. i had an omelet and took my cinnamon roll home to o and he was a fan.

we worked in the yard and i don't remember what else we did. i cried a lot on sunday because i missed gus. it was the first weekend without him and sundays were our slow cuddly day:'(  i was actually so sad that i took a nap. cyrie fry does not nap! it was the only way to escape the way i was feeling. man, it is amazing how much a pet can own so much of your heart.

anyway...it was a good weekend. i wish every weekend was three days long! hope your weekend was awesome.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

RIP bonedoggy

sweet gussy passed away on tuesday afternoon. our hearts are broken. our family is missing it's sweetest, silliest, most cuddly likable member...

i know this will be long, but i need to write it out for myself. because this is my journal.

he stopped eating on friday. had been vomiting a little, but he was still moving around and drinking water and going to the bathroom and we thought he would be ok. it was the beginning of the end. on monday we came home from work and i sat outside on the back porch with him and brushed his hair and petted him and talked to him and decided to give him a bath. he loves taking a bath. i could tell he was not comfortable and kind of rigid. when i checked his ears to see if i needed to clean them, i saw that they were super red and swollen. i immediately saw that his paws were red and so was his belly. i took him out and dried him off and we went up stairs and i laid him down in his favorite spot, but he got up and kept moving from room to room. i took him in the bedroom and laid him in his dog bed and i sat on the bed to keep and eye on him. he started to have really labored breathing, his chin and jowls were now swollen and red and he was shuttering.

o and i carried him in his dog bed out to the car and took him to the emergency vet hospital. by this point his breathing was really bad and he couldn't move or walk well and he was miserable and scared. they kept him over night. he had chest x-ray, ultrasound of his tummy and blood work. he had an iv to keep him hydrated. it was soooooo hard to leave him there. i could barely handle it. i knew he was scared and didn't know what was happening or why he didn't feel good. that broke my heart the most. i wanted to climb in the hospital bed with him. 

they called in the middle of the night to tell us they had to move him to an oxygen bed because his saturation was dropping and his heart rate and temperature were rising because of the stress on his body. they gave him a sedative so he could calm down and sleep. but, his saturation continued to drop even with the oxygen and all the tests came back normal. on tuesday they gave him anesthesia to do an airway exam. 

the doctor called o and told him gus had an elongated soft pallet that had become so bad that it was severely blocking his airway. this is why he wasn't eating, throwing up and was becoming red and inflamed. there is a surgery to repair this, but the doctor did not recommend it for gus. he wouldn't recover from it. he wouldn't do well. he also said we could try a large dose of steroid and send him home, but he wouldn't do well either way. we knew neither thing was right anyway. we knew it was time. 

we decided a long time ago that we would not keep him around for our sake and have him suffer. he was suffering. o called me at work around 3 o'clock tuesday afternoon(right after i had put up the last post about gus) and both of us were sobbing. we left work and met at home so we could go together to the hospital to say goodbye to gussy. 

we cried all the way there. they brought gussy wrapped in a blanket into the exam room where they put us and told us to spend as much time as we wanted. he sounded like he could barely breath. he laid on the blanket and didn't even move. we just cuddle and petted him and talked to him and told him how much we loved him and we bawled our eyes out. like i am right now. we called the doctor in and i left the room because i could not stand to see him take his last breath. o held him while the doctor injected the drugs and seconds later gussy wasn't suffering any more. 

they wrapped him up in the blanket and put him in a box and loaded him into the back of our car. we buried him right away in a special spot with the help of o's dad and older borther. we planted a pretty plant on top. when we came inside, micah and noble came over and brought us flowers and treats and cards they each picked out. it was very very sweet.  

i cried until midnight. i could not get a hold of myself or catch my breath. gus has been my shadow for 11 years. my best buddy. he lays laid on the bathroom rug while i showered every morning. he sat next to the toilet when i went to the bathroom. he followed me down the stairs to change the laundry. he sat at the end of my mat when i did yoga. he watched me workout. he sat next to my seat while i ate dinner. he laid on the back porch while i pulled weeds. he sat under my feet while i prepared breakfast, lunch or dinner. if i left the house, he sat on the rug by the back door looking out the glass until i returned. he slept on his puffy dog bed right next to our bed on my side and kept we awake some nights with his loud snoring...he loved o too of course! but, i was his favorite;) gus and o adored each other. sometimes i thought maybe he loved gus more than me! i kid. 

yesterday i was super busy at work imaging in the nicu, the or and in clinic and it was a really good thing for me. we had kimberly over after work last night and the three of us made the best taco salads and watched a funny movie. kimberly got us both our favorite treat to cheer us up. she cheered us up just by being there because she is bright and funny. gus liked her.

emmett and marrisa stopped by last night while we were making dinner with kimberly, with a very sweet gift from all of the neighbors. it was a pretty card that everyone wrote personal messages in(that we will keep forever and ever) and a big, beautiful hibiscus tree full of blooms:) we will think of sweet gussy every time we see it. thank you so much. 

i am so glad we spoiled gus endlessly and gave him a comfortable and happy life. he was a healthy and happy dog until his last few days. he lived a long time for an english bulldog. thank goodness. i'm glad it happened quickly and that he didn't suffer long.

we will miss you gus the bonedoggy. you were the best of all of us.



ps so many pictures, but i couldn't pick just one.