Sunday, November 27, 2016


Click on the picture above for the usual Facebook album of pictures :)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My dog is so lame....

So we thought Holly was finally on the mend, and then on Thursday night she went out for a final pee and saw a cat in the parking lot and took off after it. She managed to undo all the healing she's done and came back unable to put her right, front paw on the ground.

We went to the vet on Friday, and she confirmed that nothing is broken and she has torn something in her carpal (wrist) joint. In an ideal world she would be put on total "crate rest"- in the crate 24/7 unless she's going outside to pee or poo, but that is just not feasible for her sanity or ours. So we're going to try and do what we can to let her heal by keeping her as quiet as we can inside and immobilizing the joint as much as we can when she's outside for very limited walks.

We have gotten her a "wrist wrap" that wraps and supports the joint while she's in the house, and she'll wear that all day and just take it off when we go to bed. And we've also got a full carpal splint that goes from under the paw to about half way up her leg and straps tightly to keep the joint immobile and supported, and she will wear that  whenever she goes outside.

She's not crazy about it, but she already seems to be getting used to it and is putting weight on that leg when she's wearing it. We took a very gentle stroll around the short church block this afternoon and she did very well.

We will continue the Rimadyl that she is on, and I will probably also give her Benadryl during the day when she's in the house alone (this is the vet's recommendation to mildly sedate her).

It's gonna be tough, but with luck we can get her back to (or close to) normal :)


Note it's dark we can see what sort of job we did... Looks pretty good :)

That time of year again...

Mr MacKenzie putting the lights up on the Christmas Tree :)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Mr Trump ...

... is not the only one who can build walls ;)

Closing in a doorway in Robyn & David's new house :)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

And now....

...dessert :)

(I think we need a few more pies!)

The Groaning Board


And after-

Now for dessert...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey and 2 apple pies in the oven, and stuffing about to begin (cooked separately for the vegetarians). My wife is truly the master of this :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Clever girl

Crisp got onto the high honor roll yet again with her 1st quarter report card- a 100, a 91, and 4 95s in between :)

And she got the Phys Ed award at the awards assembly this morning!

This kid never ceases to amaze me ;)

Local walk

Just a quick walk around the block this afternoon, partly coz Holly is still limping (I've actually ordered her a splint to completely immobilise the joint that should arrive on Friday- more on that later), and partly coz I don't want to go anywhere near i95 on the afternoon before Thanksgiving- not even the one exit between here and the woods ;)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

New window sign

We realized that there was nothing on this side of the building that actually told you that this was Christ's Church (or the address). $40 later (including shipping) and our new static cling looks very sharp :)

Monday, November 07, 2016

Street walking

Holly still can't shake this nagging limp, so we're going to do a week of gentle walks on the leash, starting short and working our way up, to see if we can get rid of it.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

New do

Cris's fantastic new hairdo :)

Thanks to Danielle for the color and Lindsay for the cut (at The Beauty Box).