What a day today has been!!!! So first of all Bumble went to the vets to have his ears done under sedation, all went well and I picked him up at lunchtime then....... i was looking after Alila today, Jackson stole her fruit bar which was full of sultanas, he had to go straight to the vets to have an injection to make him sick and then another to reverse it. What a stressful (and expensive)day! Who’d have dogs🙄...Good job we love them!
Remember last week’s #tbt of baby Pudge’s 3 month old pics? Well, here she is at 4 months old and weighing only 2lbs. 🙀😻😩❤️ This was the moment I decided on the name Pudge, and possibly the moment Pudge went from kitten to grown-up kitty. Up until this photo, I couldn’t decide on a name for her (and this is why she responds to “hey” and not “pudge”) but when I saw how pudgey the camera makes her look, I made up my mind. To this day, her size is always the first thing you guys remark on when you see her in person. She’s much smaller than she photographs and only weighs 8lbs today. #thecameraadds10lbs#babypudge
Last night we watched the sunset at one of my Dads favorite local fishing spots. We walked along the water, stopping at some of the spots my Dad would stop at and patiently look at the water, checking for signs of salmon. I was always so impressed by how patient my Dad was. I would want to keep casting out and hope I catch something. My Dad would sit back and wait, sometimes not casting at all. But I swear whenever he would cast his line he would get a bite almost as soon as that hook hit the water. He was an amazing fisherman! One of my favorite memories here is actually whenever my line would break. My Dad would hear it snap and almost instantly reel in his line and get everything needed to fix it. I’ve known how to tie fishing line forever, my Dad and Uncle thought me a long time ago, but Dad would come over without hesitation and fix my line so we can both fish together. I would just look at him and smile. I don’t know if he knew or remembered I know how to tie a fishing line, but I’m so happy for those moments.
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I’m going to miss you so much Dad. Thank you for everything. Thank you for telling me you loved me every time you saw me. Thank you for constantly telling me how proud of me you are and who I have become, that was all because of you. Thank you for always being there for me no matter what was going on. I could literally always count on you. Thank you for telling me things are “no big deal” when I was upset. Thank you for being the best grandpa Willow and Olive could have. I still can’t believe that year hatchimals were the popular toy you waited in line Black Friday just to get the first one at Walmart. Willow still talks about how happy that made her. I hate that you won’t be here to see them grow, but I will make you proud Dad. I will love them as hard as you loved me and try and be the strongest man in their lives like you were in mine. And most of all thank you for being the best Dad ever. There is no way to possibly describe how good of a Dad you are, you were perfect. I love you so much; so, so, so much.
Today they checked Dads brain for activity. They did a test in the morning and had no response. A couple hours later they did another test and a scan of his brain to check for any activity. The second test he had no response and the scan showed little to almost no activity in his brain. We were told that the amount of damage caused from the lack of oxygen to his brain was irreversible. He takes periodic breathes on his own which is the only reason they can’t declare him brain dead. My brother and I had to make the most difficult decision of our lives and say to take our Dads life support away on Friday. I never thought I would have to make a decision like this. I never thought this day would come. My Dad is an amazing man, incredibly strong, and can always make the best out of the worst situations. We are still hoping for a miracle, for my Dad to open his eyes, or wiggle a finger, something! All I want is for him to come out of this and make a joke about the whole thing. The photo is from when Dad and I drove Goldie back from Corpus Christi, Texas to Washington. This was our first time we did anything like this together. That long drive will always be one of my favorite memories. The stories we shared, the laughs we had, the things we did and saw, and Dad telling me “I love you buddy” before we went to sleep each night. I wish I could relive those days again and again.
#ad Walking around low to the ground. Tail between their legs. Eyes as big as saucers. Sound familiar? When Sam gets nervous, he looks just like that! If that sounds like your cat, give Comfort Zone a try. It’s proven to calm stressed cats, and it’s vet-recommended. Swipe up in Sam’s story to find out more about how Comfort Zone can calm your pets environment and where to get it!
Behind the scenes with “Instagram model” Eleven the bunny 📷. Eleven aka “Ellie” was discovered in some blackberry bushes on the side of the road #rescuebunny#werkitgurl Photographer @bunnymama Hair & makeup @worriedpotato
“What a delightful morning! I spent it strolling around the Art Museum area with my best gal, DeeDee, exploring all the public art. Thanks @assocpublicart for showing us #artpups the amazing art in Philly!”
If ur wondering wut It’s like trying to get my 🍞🍞to walk when it’s 90°F outside- goes something like this: I calmly walk over to this beast (who, yes, is chilling RIGHT infront of the air purifier-cold air blowing in his face), then I hold up his harness n say, “Corgi!! It’s walk time!! Yaaay!! *me jumping up n down* walk!! Whooo!!yayayay!!” And this is his reaction every friggin’ time- disgusted look (pic for reference), loud annoyed sigh, & head turned upwards n away from me. #me* #ohmygaw.. #nervouslaughter* #ididntrealizethesunwasstillout #please#forgivemedoncorgnelone#kissingpaw* #backingawaycrying*
[walking w the boys] Stranger: Ur dogs are so cute, r they wearing vests? // Me: No, they’re in harnesses. // Stranger: Oh, how cute! Are those better than collars? // Me: i have no idea- I just personally use harnesses cuz collars... well, they gotta go around a dog’s neck and I have NOO idea where their necks are. // Stranger: ...huh? #iknowyallgetit#itdbelikecollaringabodypillow#oranawkwardegg
I just wanted to take one pic w the boys where at least one of us wasn’t blurry. Instead, i got this!! Special shoutout to the neighbor who got us to simultaneously look up by setting off a firework. Thank u, sir! But also, WHY. IT’S JULY 12th. #why
Pudge was born on July 5th, 2010 (#cancer♋) and - just like I take a photo with her every year on her #pudgeversary - when she was a kitten, I would take pictures of her on the 5th of every month. I believe these are her 3 month old photos and this is my absolute favorite version of Pudge 😩😍❤️ She only weighed 1.2lbs and was 100% fuzz, eyes, and paws. #babypudge#tbt
Whether you're a first time cat parent like I was or you're an experienced pro, the One Stop Cat Shop on Walmart.com has all the Purina products you need to keep your little one healthy and happy...and they have a ton of info to help us all be great kitty parents! #walmart#ad#purinacatshop#mustachecat
“Hey, Philly friends! What are you doing tomorrow morning? How about a public art stroll with your pup along Kelly Drive and the Art Museum?! It’s part of the Association of Public Art’s #artpup campaign. I’ll be there - hope to see you!” • • • More info: https://www.associationforpublicart.org/program/artpup/#events