Thursday, May 15, 2008

Simba & Me

I just finished reading the book, Marley & Me
I laughed out loud through most of it, and then cried like a baby through the rest of it. I loved it. I totally could relate to the the characters and the dog. We've had three great dogs in our years together (Skanzi, Rafiki & Simba) and I could find some of each of them in Marley. Anyone that has ever owned a dog, will get a kick out of this book, and even those who aren't dog owners will enjoy the story. I highly reccomend it to everyone!! When I finished, I wanted to run out and buy like 25 copies and pass them out to everyone! Spencer enjoyed it too. I heard him laughing out loud himself while reading it. I got the uncontrollable giggles in the middle of the night using my night light while Dave snored beside me. What a fun read.

Simba and I have been palling around together the last several days. Last night we went to the dog park with Jacie and Mokie (Simba's girlfriend!) for an hour and a half while we waited for our girls to finish acrobatics. Then we met them at Puparazzi this morning for pet pedicures (toe nail trims) and self service bathing! They both came out all clean and shiney and fluffy!!! Simba got to pick out a toy when he was done (check out the best selling Marmut in the photo below, with a long tail and not one, but two squeakies!!! One in the tail and one in the body, both sounding different!). Afterwards, we hit the Carriage House to get the car washed and vaccuumed out! Simba and I sat outside in the shade while we waited for the car. He played with his toy and I read my book. Then we went and picked up the kids together after school. He's already gotten one squeakie out of the tail and is working on the body now. His toys never last long but boy does he sure enjoy them while they squeak!

Here's a photo of Spencer in all of his glory. Sitting at the table, a bowl of Cookie Avalanche soy ice cream in one hand and a video game strategy guide in the other. He turns 13 next Wednesday!! EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek. I'm going to have a teenager!
Tomorrow morning I have to drink that stupid CT scan prep stuff at 740am and then get a CT scan at 940am. I'm NOT looking forward to it. Maybe it will give them some more answers and they can figure out a better plan of approach. I just don't have a good feeling about it because I can feel it inside of me and it seems to be spreading over a larger area. It's like I can feel the underside of my skin and it's like having open sores on them or something. That's how I'd describe it anyways.
But I will follow that up with a fun day. Lunch with a friend, a pool party after school and a movie with more friends (Prince Caspian, the new Narnia movie).
Dave's going out of town this weekend to a hoop tourney in Yakima and we have a soccer game, Acrobatic photos, lunch with a friend, an end of season soccer party and a birthday party to attend. So it's another busy one!
Hope you all have a great Friday! I'm off to watch Smallville and Lost and do laundry!


Paris said...

Look how cute my Simba baby is... love that dog :) He is all sparkly clean! How fun for you and Jaci w/your pups.

I will be thinking of you tomorrow. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Glad to talk to you today... I miss you already. We are having a really nice time... Phantom was awesome. We were in the 3rd row!

Love you, p

Anonymous said...

Well Miss Moki and I have had a blast with you and Simba too. I love having them play so hard at the dogpark while we get the walking in. Nice to have tired dogs though I think with a 5 min rest they are ready to go again. Also love having a clean and nice smelling pup. Mmmm.

We're with you on this battle Shauna, behind you with every step of the battle on this. You will beat this dreaded disease. I know you will.

Hugs! Jaci

laura said...

dogs are the best, aren't they? i really need to get that book...

omg - i can't believe spencer is going to be 13?!?!?! WOW! i hope he has a great birthday - that is definitely a big one! :)

hope the CT scan went well this morning! (((hugs)))

Laura Nicholas said...

Shauna -

I hope your CT went well today. Hoping for good results...

I have heard great things about that book. We are not dog owners, but could use a good laugh book. Think I will get that one next when I finish my current one.

Enjoy your weekend - sounds like you have lots planned.


Angie said...

just wanted to say "hi". Thinking about you a lot.

JO said...

Hi Shauna:

We have been out of town so I was anxious to get home to read your blog. Sounds like you are doing well and enjoying the nice weather.

I hate the icky stuff you have to drink for a CT scan also. I prepared it the night before last time I had it, and it worked much clumps, yuk!

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Hope you will have your CT scan results by then so you can share it with the class. And it will be good news. Remember when you were so worried about your eyes and everything turned out great?!

Love ya, JO

Nightscrapper said...

I loved reading Marley and Me. One of my favorite books. I had a Marley, a black lab. He was just too wild for us. We had to give her to a family that had time for him. Your Simba is a cutie!!