One of My Most Interesting Weeks So Far

ISkyler smelling Basil and Sedum May 9 2015

It was a dark and stormy night…… Well, not really.  The phone rang this past Sunday,  and our sweet Sister In Law  (Jeannie) and her husband (John) needed a place to lay their heads.  They had driven from CT to their beach house in NC and found it covered in mold.  Surprise!  So while the mold people were beavering away, they came up here on Sunday  and stayed with us until Wednesday.  Wednesday morning, bright and early, our house cleaner was coming because we are having company tonight (Thursday) until Sunday,  we only have one guest room, and my Auntie Susan was coming all the way from Oregon.  Whew!  That is a LOT of activity for Mama and me.  But it all worked out.   There was seeing old friends, buying new pillows and comforters for their beach house – just a lot going on from morning to night.  Mama and I are not used to talking that much, or going that hard. We have decided that we are semi-reclusive.  Tuesday night, the night before they were to go back to the beach, Jeannie realized that she had lost her phone. MERDE.  Mama called around to everywhere they had been, they searched their cars, their pockets, their handbags a gazillion times.  Mama Googled Lost Phones.  They even tried to find the  through GPS.  No phone, nada. Reluctantly, they called it a night…..I was drained !

Skyler lying on tile floor, next to fridge 6 19 14

Wednesday morning, Mama got up extra early and started getting ready for our house cleaner.  Then she had one of her ideas.  When Jeannie came downstairs, Mama said, “Why don’t you get one of those burner phones, like the drug dealers use” ?  Jeannie said  “What on earth are you talking about”?  She’s pretty naïve.  So Mama explains that they can get a prepaid phone for the time being, and that became the plan.  Meanwhile, here comes  Aunty Becky, our house cleaner, with Kristy, her daughter,  and there ensued a Marx brothers scene with  EVERYONE rushing around, Mama yanking sheets and towels to put in the washer,  until Jeannie and John got loaded up and set off for Walmart and then, off to  the beach.  Jeannie and Aunt Becky hadn’t seen each other since Mama’s little incident a few years back, so they had to do some catching up.  Mama had worked herself up into such a tizzy that the suggestion was gently made that she take me for a walk.  That means get out of Aunt Becky’s  way, because the Mater was driving everyone crazy.  Mama took the hint.  She walked me, and then she walked herself.  WHEW!

We went to bed very early last night.Skyler and Dr B Christmas Eve 2015

This morning I had my annual physical.  Everything was very sporty with two exceptions.  I am one year older than Mama has been telling everyone…I am six for heavens sake.  And, my eyes are gradually getting to the point where I could have cataracts.  Key word, GRADUALLY.  Spin Dogtor said, “Michele, repeat after me – GRADUALLY !”   But other than that, I am good to go!  As soon as we got home, Mama finished up washing everything in preparation for company.  The dishwasher has finished and  as soon as this last load of laundry dries, we are going for a well earned walk.  And she better not short change me….I had a rough morning at the Spin Dogtor’s what with a heartworm vaccine, and that physical.  I was given four dog treats whilst there, but that’s because they all think I am so cute.  And I am.  I am a VERY GOOD DOG.  And I can’t wait to see my Aunt Susan!



  1. onespoiledcat · April 7, 2016

    Yay for you Skyler! Not a bad report at the Spin Dogtor’s place. When they say “beginning” they mean long time from now… no worries with the eyeballs. Sounds like your house will be full of company – again – so be ready for lots of attention and treats and fun!

    Love, Sammy

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    • Skyler Braveheart · April 7, 2016

      Sammy, Dude thanks for the back up on my eyes…you know what worryworts hoomans are……


  2. indyandlucy · April 7, 2016

    Wow. What a week.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Skyler Braveheart · April 7, 2016

      I know, and tomorrow is Mama’s little science experiment….timing is everything! Thank goodness Aunt Susan is coming to keep an eye on me! Well, Mama too, but mainly me.

      Liked by 3 people

      • indyandlucy · April 9, 2016

        Karen sent me a note that all went well. Glad. Write when you feel like it.


  3. Sweet William The Scot Lee · April 7, 2016

    You wore me out just reading about your week. I am six also.
    Sweet William The Scot

    Liked by 2 people

    • Skyler Braveheart · April 7, 2016

      Sweet William, it was crazy! Well actually, Mama was crazy….same difference I guess……


  4. theguster · April 7, 2016

    Skyler, you can really tell a story! We hope you enjoy your visitors! Your home sounds like it would be a great ‘Bed & Breakfast’ but don’t tell your mama that until she’s well rested!

    McDuff & Mom

    Liked by 1 person

    • Skyler Braveheart · April 7, 2016

      Good gracious! That could work if Mama had any culinary skills. The guest would have to like yoghurt


  5. The Scottie Chronicles · April 7, 2016

    Whew. That tuckered me out. But, you sure look cute in your Dr. Pokey’s arms. He looks like a nice guy.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Genevieve Petrillo · April 7, 2016

    Those were some pretty busy days. Mom and I are the same way. We like to be alone sometimes. You were a trooper throughout, S. Well done.

    Love and licks,

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    • Skyler Braveheart · April 7, 2016

      Cupcake, ya think there’s a book in this? I would have trouble typing or holding a pen, but Mama could assist……


  7. lauramarec · April 8, 2016

    Phew! You and your Mum have really been very busy! We hope you get to rest soon! That is a lot of activity!
    Rest up!
    Your pictures are so cute, Skyler!


  8. ginaandjordanandmolly · April 8, 2016

    Oh my word!! What a hectic time you all had. Glad things have quietened down again and yes, your Dr Pokey looks like the kind of Dr Pokey I would like to have if I lived in you country. Must say I love ours here too

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  9. easyweimaraner · April 8, 2016

    wow you must be the cutestest scottie pup of slice earth to get 4 treats from your dogtor :o) that’s super great, you hit the treat jackpot! My momma had the same idea as my dad smashed his phone and had to wait two months for a new one. She asked the phone-girl for a drug-dealer-phone, because she furgot the name of that thingies… the girl said she has no drug-phone, but she gave her a loan unit that my moma can stay connected with her dealer LOL

    Liked by 1 person

    • Skyler Braveheart · April 8, 2016

      Easy, Mama had the same problem! It’s always going to be a drug dealer phone to her…..


  10. speedyrabbit · April 8, 2016

    Great report from the Dogtor Skyler!What a busy time you have had ,now rest up for your Aunt Susan,I’m sure she will be spending lots of time with you,xx Speedy

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Skyler Braveheart · April 8, 2016

    Thanks Speedy! I am taking your advice!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Kismet · April 10, 2016

    Why is it these days that peeps can’t live without a phone>

    Liked by 1 person

  13. corkscot · April 15, 2016

    You have that visit to the vet one ear up and one ear down. I have never received a tweet and never sent one. I’ve had a cell for over a year and I have used 20 minutes total. I usually forget the stupid thing in the house.

    Liked by 1 person

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