Friday, October 09, 2009

DAY NINE...AND IT'S WET AND HORRIBLE

MY GIVEAWAY: DAY NINE

OOOOKKKKK.. today we have two KIWI Bags.... made of canvas... perfect to lug the groceries home in. Me foot is NOT included! *smiles*

The end of the school holidays is almost upon us.. three more sleeps! I can hardly wait.. as per usual. Even though the kids have been EXCELLENT these holidays.. they have both been sick and snotty... and I am over them!

I need my own space .. peace and quiet sometimes! They make CONSTANT noise.

TODAY: not sure yet... I will be back later....

Yes FELICITY, it is wet and miserable here today too. The poor kids have hardly spent any time outdoors these holidays!

ABOVE: Griffin and Teddy looking at all the entries for MY GIVEAWAY.. is YOUR NAME in there??? Tomorrow is the last day to enter.....

I'm going out later to look at Kayaks ..... I so regret selling our kayaks when we were down in Palmerston North... but hey, I didn't know then that we were moving up here did I? *sigh*

Griffin is keen as mustard for us to get some, he loves being in/on the water, and he wants to go fishing! Anything to get him off the Playstation I say! SANTA will have to start saving her money! lol

DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!..... MY FAULT.... SHIT I'M SO MAD!

Last night I decided to take Teddy's collar off... to give him a break from it... his chin was well on the way to being all better... and he's back on his steriods... so I thought he would be alright:


Was I EVER WRONG! That little bugger has totally munted his chin AGAIN! It's a huge wound again. I could cry.
COLLAR IS BACK ON... probably for weeks. ( AND THAT PHOTO OF GRIFFIN AND TEDDY WAS TAKEN JUST BEFORE I CHECKED TEDDY'S CHIN)

LYNDA: about 95% of the comments I have are from 'regular' commentors anyway... I'd like to think they will still comment AFTER the GIVEAWAY too. I will take your name out of the hat then.

Thank you Emily for all the advice. Teddy is on a special diet for Hyper Allergenic Dogs.... he gets NOTHING else to eat but his special food. The Vet has said he could be allergic to GOD KNOWS WHAT, and allergy testing is VERY expensive and we may still not find what he is allergic to! He is like a very naughty kid who picks at himself! Yes, he gets Evening Primrose Oil too. You are now in the GIVEAWAY DRAW (twice)! lol

End of Day: I had a great afternoon.... I found what I have been looking for! More about that tomorrow. Stew came home with Falafel mix from the supermarket... fresh mix... and I cooked them in the oven instead of in oil... it worked really well. So yum with a lettuce salad. nite nite.

37 comments:

  1. Have a lovely day :-)

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  2. The kiwi bags are nice. Did you make them?

    School holidays are coming up? I guess with the different seasons the summer vacation would be a little different. Cold and wet here. Love this time of year with the trees changing color.

    I noticed your photo is different, the look suits you.

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  3. I need those Kiwi Bags-most shops here in Brisbane you now have to provide your own bag 9or pay) so what better way to advertise who I am.
    have a great day.

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  4. Foot not included?? LOL

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  5. good morning Chris-hope your weather is better than ours down here in the sth...cold wet and miserable if it wasnt that I have to go out it would make for a GREAT duvet day. Oh well the garden will be enjoying the moisture. Have a GREEAT day.

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  7. Wow Chris, you're giving away a lot of "nifty-o-keen" items. Heh! Please count me in for the running, though you'll be mailing something all the way to Canada if my name is drawn.
    Fingers crossed, Kate.

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  8. LOVE the bags. Poor teddy, hope he gets better

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  9. Oh no! Poor little Teddy! What's the vet's opinion? Surely they can do something helpful besides dope the poor fellow up on steroids! How heartbreaking for you!

    Mum used to have a corella that pulled his feathers out, and used to make himself bleed badly. She ended up having to get rid of him because he just wouldn't stop. He even had a collar, but nothing seemed to work. Poor lad, broke her heart.

    I hope Teddy eventually realises the collar is to help. What does he scratch it on? Silly pup.

    good luck xxx

    Oh, and SA is a plastic bag-free state now, you must take a shopping bag where ever you go!

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  10. Poor teddy!

    Bags look gorgeous.

    Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  11. Hey Chris... not sure if I'm in the draw but take me off the list!! I only comment because I want to, not to be in the draw thanks :)

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  12. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Hi - look I have white haired dogs too (Westies) and they are prone to itchy skin as I am sure you know. One of my doggies was particularly badly affected by skin problems. I hated him on steroids it made him very lethargic and in the end I got a referral to a (dog) dermotologist. I was in CHCH at the time but I am pretty sure the dermotologist visited all the centers every second month or so. (He was from the north Island I think). My normal vet arranged the appointment for me. They tested him for potential allergies and arranged quite a specific drug treatment programme and I had to change his diet (to a form of protein he hadn't eaten before because he wouldn't have developed allergies to that, the vet suggested horse:( I couldn't do that but found venison bones.

    Anyway sorry this is so long but I know how awful this can be and how difficult and frustrating it is especially when they are in pain.
    Look it was expensive, time consuming and frankly a pain but only for 6 weeks or so. Archie is fine now, he eats anything, he hasn't had to have steroids for itchy skin for 4 years or so. He still gets itchy paws etc sometimes but nothing that affects his quality of life.I would really reccommend it. Poor Teddy I hope he is feeling better.
    Emily

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  13. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Also have you tried adding vitamin E/ flax/fish oil to his food? Archie refused to eat anything when I put it in his food but other people I spoke to swore by it and had no problem giving it to their dog.
    Emily

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  14. Awww poor Teddy!! :(

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  15. Poor wee Teddy. It is a shame it is so expensive to see what he is allergic to. Still, I bet he loves having a "special" diet - none of that cheap no frills food for him :-)

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  16. karen from windy welly2:03 PM

    Chris you must be pulling your hair out. (whoops that's not a joke) Poor Teddy. Poor you. But your prize is amazing. You are so generous. Im sure someone will appreciate all these yummy things. Have you made that new convergence quilt yet..

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  17. Very cute bags! I made my stepmom some bags recently for her shopping.

    Poor Teddy looks pitiful,but still so cute. One of my dogs has been scratching a lot lately but not that bad,thank goodness!

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  18. We have a lot of kayakers around here. I tried it once, but I wasn't so good at it..cough, cough, sputter, sputter. I hope poor little Teddy's wound heals quickly. I hope you draw a name of someone who lives close, that's a lot of stuff to send.

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  19. hehe, thanks Chris, don't need to be in the draw. About the kayaks... Helena had two for sale at their camping ground over in Whitianga. Email her and see if she still has them maybe? (Mercury Bay Holiday Park)

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  20. Amanda4:51 PM

    Weather Crap here too. Im starting to come right I think. That pic of teddy looks gross.

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  21. I am a recycle reuse bag FREAK I have so far a Pink Trelise Bag, 2 green bags a calico bag, a lovely black haeavy duty GIGABYTE (computer company) BAG and the compulsory 2 CHILLER bags for the summer when groceries need chillin!!!!

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  22. you know what is strange? when the kids are home i find it hard sometimes, need my space. but then i miss them when they go back. how long have you been there? after a year you should begin to not be lonely.
    x

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  23. OW!!! Poor Teddy.

    Enjoy the cold weather - soon it will be hot 'n horrible! Or isn't NZ summer weather hot 'n horrible? I hate the hot northerly winds.

    Has it been nearly 10 days since you started your giveaway campaign? Where does the time go?

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  24. ohhhhhhhh poor teddy thats looks a lot worse than the other day. That cone may be horrible for him but its the best thing eh

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  25. Oooh ... I love those bags!! Can I ask where you got them from - if they have somewhere similar in Christchurch I'll be off to buy me some.

    Poor Teddy. It's so frustrating when animals have long-term or recurring problems. I hope you find a solution that removes the necessity for the collar soon.

    Have a great weekend.

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  26. Oh poor Teddy! And I do hope he comes right soon! That looks so sore.
    And only only 2 more days left before the kids go back to school...

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  27. Poor Teddy, feel for him and you, Miserable bloody weather down here, hope it improves soon for us all.

    Have a great weekend anyway!!

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  28. Chris... poor Teddy... so sorry...

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  29. Poor Teddy it must drive him crazy!

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  30. awwwwww poor Teddy....

    Love the kiwi bags.

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  31. How does Teddy do that? It looks painful - you would think he would try to avoid that as much as possible! Poor little guy.

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  32. Ouch ouch ouch that looks sore. Poor puppy. It's wet and miserable here going on two weeks straight, we have only seen the sun for a couple of hours here and there. Lots of things going on with you as usual. Hope you survive the next couple of days with the kids. Have a fun weekend.

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  33. The kiwi bags are just lovely, Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Micki

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  34. Aww Teddy. Poor little guy! I hope he heals and stops itching soon.

    Good luck with the kayaks. I hope you can find exactly what you want. J and I want kayaks one of these days. He will do some fishing on his, and I'd just enjoy being outside on the water. If I tried fishing I'd probably dump myself over.

    Cute bags too! I'd love using them for groceries.

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  35. ohh I sooo want one of those kiwi bags...how cool..hugs Khris

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  36. Ouch! That wound reminds me of the time the surgeon had to cut into our youngest daughter's chin when she was hospitalized a few years ago.

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