Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Someone I Want to Meet...

A part of my learning to grow up and become an adult blah blah blah, I have stumbled across a blog/vlog that gives me great joy and happiness (and its very funny and usually on point for me and how I view and feel about the world). If you have not heard of Jenna Marbles over the past few months then you do not belong on YouTube or the interweb.

Also, Jon despises her YouTube videos so much its heartbreaking for me because I can't watch them with him and have to sneak them on the fly. (And I will reference them in convo and he just gives me this "Dafuq!?!" look). And Duncan, well Jenna's co-stars are her two dogs and every video starts with a squeaky toy sound which makes him a) wake up or b) bark.

Jenna Marbles, curses and has inappropriate subject matter but the way she is willing to say what others are only thinking, and do it in a humorous way that can make her seem like a stupid woman is what I find so genius about her! Go visit her blog and watch a few of the videos! But be warned it is inappropriate but its so ridiculously funny I just had to share!

She puts it out there, even the behind-closed-door stuff like singing to yourself in a strange voice while making-up your own lyrics to a song! Everybody does it and she's willing to make a fool of herself and I want to be her friend because of that!

And in true Jenna sign-off: "Bye Spiderman, Bye Other Spiderman!"

Also, everything on there is her viewpoint and opinion and I do not share all of the same opinions as she does. I just find the manner in which she puts it out there humorous.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Return of the Cone of Shame

So, a few weeks ago, Jon and I had an unusual night off together and decided to go out for dinner! We haven't had a Friday night together since our anniversary back in November. I not thinking left a bag of almost brand new dog treats on the kitchen table and our little leaper, Duncan got on the table and ate the entire bag of treats in the hour we were gone!!

Okay not a big deal, right? Wrong! This will get a little TMI so just beware!

Duncan then became  all "backed-up" and when he finally went to the bathroom it was runny and diarrhea-y. Which apparently is not good for any dog because there are things called "anal sac's" right inside of their rectum. These sac's fill with the dog's fluid scent which are empty when they have sound poohs. So, if the dog has runny poohs they don't empty and they keep getting filled and eventually pop out. Which happened to Duncan, it looked like a hemorrhoid but it is not, its very rare for dogs to get hemorrhoids.

Now, it came out Sunday morning following Duncan's binge, and by 4:00p Sunday evening it had popped!!! And it was bleeding and mucus-y! I didn't know what to do and I started crying and put a doggie diaper on him (yes they make diapers for dogs), and put him in his travel crate, so I could figure out what to do.

Jon, was at work and I had to leave to go to work for a few hours as well that night, YAY! But I went online and found a site (I can't remember what now) that said to clean the wound with a warm water and hydrogen peroxide solution, so I did that and put him in his big crate (aka his bedroom) with a blanket and towel, so I could wash them later and the Cone-of-Shame! Since, this can become seriously infected if not treated.

Everything else said to take him to the vet immediately! So, the next morning, we took D-man to the vet and got him some antibiotics and doggie aspirin for the pain, and I proceeded to swaddle him in a blanket and the Cone-of-Shame for about a week.

He is doing much better but it was soo scary for me!

This was a warning tale to people in the Puppyhood, especially small dog breeds, apparently this is more common with small dogs! Again this blog is about life's little challenges and this one was a toughy for me until I figured out what to do!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dealing with Tragedy

Normally, I love to have an upbeat vibe to my posts but this will probably not be the case today. My best friend, Samantha, lost her mom last week. Samantha and I met in college, she was a year ahead of me and we met when I joined our sorority, Phi Mu. 

Now, since we met in college, I did not get to know her parents the way I did my friends from grade school and high school. I wish I had known Sara Jane, Sam's mom better than I did. She seemed to be just a happy person who loved what she did which was own and operate her own greenhouse, Farming with Flowers.

Anyway, the point I am trying to make is that I feel awful that even though I was there for my friend for all of the services, I was not emotionally upset by the loss. Now, I know this was not a personal loss to me but it was to my best friend and seeing her upset and in pain did make me deeply upset and sad.

However, I do not view death or the loss of a loved one as a bad thing. For me, as Christian and believer in Jesus Christ, do not fear death. I am not afraid to die because I would only be dead in body but made alive in my spirit and have no separation from God anymore. It was also reassuring that this is how Sam's mom viewed death as well, as a believer.

It has been years since I have lost someone close, unexpectedly and someone young and my view of death has changed in that I understand my faith better and am making an effort to actively live it. I know I have no idea the loss that my best friend is feeling at this time.

Death is a part of the human condition, and ain't none of us getting out of here alive. How do you want to leave this world? Do you want to know where you are going or just think you know? How do you view death?