Monday, May 30, 2011


Yesterday hubby turned Gracie over to show me her belly.  "Ringworm!" he said.  "What next?"  

"She's had that before," I said.  "I think it's just because she was cut so close at the groomers."  Ginny had to shave her because she'd become matted and a real mess. We had to wait so long and I had snipped at her in the middle of her being sick.  
Today her belly is clear.  She's finally getting back to her old self again.  
Every night, around 7 PM she bounces out of her chair and stares us down until we leash 
her for our nightly walk.

"Gracie, look out!" I screamed as I yanked her away from the ants that she was walking through.

Gracie has been very clingy lately.  

Today it was burgers and hotdogs on the grill.  Rissie performed her 'God bless America' from her dance recital.  It was too cute!  Just when I think she can't get any cuter... she does.  AND>  Speaking of cuteness...


This is Lindsey, Rissie's Mama.  We got the news a few days ago.  Rissie is going to have a baby brother or sister in December!  So we will be grandparents again!  

Can anybody tell me what tree is?  It has the sweetest smell and we pass by every evening during our walk.  Is it magnolia? or what?

Hope everyone had a great memorial day.


  1. It sure looks like a Magnolia.
    Hooray - - another baby for you to love!
    Gracie and clingy - - - guess it makes sense with what she's been through. Tell her she's healthy and clean so life is on the upswing again.

  2. Poor Gracie, she's been through the wringer lately. :(
    Jill whines and sits looking at me as if her back teeth are floating - she still has to go out a lot, and she's almost two.
    Another baby, you will have to baby proof the house again.
    Ants are everywhere!
    Yep, that's a magnolia. Our neighbor has two huge ones and the leaves are always in our yard - the blossoms smell really good!

  3. A new grand-baby, how wonderful and exciting!!! I am so glad you shared this news with us!! We are going to have a new grand-baby, too!! I have only told a few people so far, but just couldn't resist now! Wednesday is almost here, I am waiting, but how could you get more exciting news than this? I think the tree is a magnolia.

  4. Congratulations! Another baby, hurray! Poor Gracie, she really has had a hard time lately. My paws are crossed for your sweet girl!

    Your pal, Pip

  5. Oh Gracie,, things will get better ,, I just know it.
    Maybe the new baby will also make Gracie happy

  6. Congrats on the wonderful news of the baby.... I know y'all are just over the moon, and I am thrilled for y'all!

    That is def. some kind of Magnolia... kind of looks like a "Little Gem" dwarf Magnolia to me. Would have to see it up close. We have a HUGE ol regular Magnolia across the street from us, and we also have them in our Church yard..... they do smell good!

    And poor Gracie, no wonder she is clinging to Mommy! She's had a "Ruff" time of it lately...
    (sorry, couldn't resist, Smiles)

  7. This sure is a "good news" post! Just wonderful! Keep healing Gracie!

  8. Aww. Get well soon Gracie. Do visit my blog and leave your footprints by posting comments

  9. Is it possible Gracie got da ringworm from da groomer? I heard dat happens alot so they has to be real thorough cleaning their supplies. Gracie can't win fur loosing...poor thing!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming freakin' exciting fur ya'll!!!!!!!
    Yeppers, dat be a magnolia...we from da south so we knows dat tree!


  10. Happy to hear Gracie is on the road to recovery.
    Rissie is cute as can be; congrats on the new grandbaby. What a lovely blessing just in time for Christmas!
    Oh, the magnolias smell heavenly - enjoy those blossoms!
    Have a great day.

  11. Sure hope little Gracie gets all better real soon!... congratulations on the new grandbaby coming!... hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Let me know about the house by you and what is going on???

  12. A new grandbaby! Just think of all the cute-ness that will be abounding when there's 2. I think Gracie has good reason to be so clingy right now. Poor baby! She's been through a lot.

  13. A new G-baby !!! Nice!!!
    That tree looks like a southern magnolia and you say it smells like one. Ours are so big I don't get to smell them except at night.
    Good to visit with you my friend.
    xx, Bambi & Fern

  14. I just want to know where the heck all these ants come from? We've got them too and they always always have friends.....

    I'm glad Gracie is better, and what wonderful and exciting news for your family!!!

  15. Hi Bobbie what a wonderful post full of exciting news. Congrats on the new g-child to be and we hope Lindsey is feeling ok.

    Thank goodness you saw the ringworm early on.
    Tomorrow is the big day we are eagerly awaiting your news.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  16. Bobbi, It certainly does look like a magnolia..they smell so sweet!
    Congrats on being a Grandma fun and I'm sure they are most excited!
    I hope you are doing well...

  17. Yes it looks like a Magnolia.....usually can tell by the sparseness of the green leaves while it is blooming.
    Grandparents again soon.......yeah!
    I have found that when animals get a older they want to be as close as possible to us.

  18. So much news! I hope Gracie feels better soonest. I can't stand to see her little face looking sad. And congrats on the grandchild! Rissie is so adorable. You will all be so blessed!

  19. congrats on the new baby in the family come December!! I can imagine Gracie is clingy after all she's been through lately!


  20. Pretty certain it's a magnolia and Gracie it's time to take matters into your own hands's called Girl Power! PS..Happy Grandparents again to you!

  21. So glad that Gracie is finally feeling better! Congrats on the new Grandbaby!


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