This Week in Pictures: The Bee’s Knees

August 2nd, 2015 3:00 pm by Kelly Garbato

— SUNDAY —

2015-07-26 - Rennie, Mags & a Gecko - 0014 [flickr]

Mags, helping me test out a parasheet blanket I received for review.
She either really loves it or is rilly rilly hot. Or most likely both.

2015-07-26 - Dogs Outside - 0010 [flickr]

Mags, Finnick, and Rennie take turns rolling in … something.
It’s not poop, which is all I need to know.

 
— MONDAY —

2015-07-27 - Hand-Feeding Mags - 0009 [flickr]

Mags makes me feed her all her meals by hand, preferably while lying on her blanket in the office. I’m just a step or two away from chewing up her kibble and regurgitating it into her mouth, mama bird styley.

2015-07-27 - Hand-Feeding Mags - 0004 [flickr]

Aaaaand she’s such a slow eater that we tend to draw a crowd.

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— TUESDAY —

2015-07-28 - Watching Teevee - 0011 [flickr]

Watching The Fosters, binge-eating popcorn.

2015-07-28 - Watching Teevee - 0002 [flickr]

Mags despises my salt & vinegar seasoning, so she got homemade biscuits instead.
She’s too lazy to so much as lift up her head, so here she is taking her snacks laying down.

 
— WEDNESDAY —

2015-07-29 - Playing Dressup - 0007 [flickr]

2015-07-29 - Mags & Rennie - 0011 [flickr]

2015-07-29 - Playing Dressup - 0016 [flickr]

We were outside enjoying some afternoon sun and snacks, when it occurred to me that I should really make them earn their treats. Plus playing dress-up is one of the few items on Peedee’s bucket list that I’ve mostly overlooked, on accounta the hot weather. (Who wants to wear a Jayne hat when it’s 90 degrees out?) So I reached into ye ole grab box of outfits and out came…

2015-07-29 - Playing Dressup - 0028 [flickr]

a flowery bikini top for Peedee (who wore it better?);

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a bow-tie for Rennie, who is happy to be ur escort 2nite;

2015-07-29 - Playing Dressup - 0046 [flickr]

a snazzy plaid tie for Finnick, who will totally do your taxes (and probably get you audited);

2015-07-29 - Playing Dressup - 0081 [flickr]

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and a little bee tutu for Mags, who couldn’t be bothered to get up for her photo session. Still cute tho! And a little horrifying. But mostly cute.

2015-07-29 - Walking Smoke & Davey - 0029 [flickr]

Then it was off to the marina end of the Smoke & Davey (who comes up with these names?) Trailhead for an evening walk. Supposedly the trail was closed, but we don’t obey posted signage. Also, there were a ton of bikers coming and going, so.

2015-07-29 - Walking Smoke & Davey - 0019 [flickr]

2015-07-29 - Walking Smoke & Davey - 0016 [flickr]

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2015-07-29 - Walking Smoke & Davey - 0025 [flickr]

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2015-07-29 - Walking Smoke & Davey - 0047 [flickr]

 
— THURSDAY —

2015-07-30 - Going to the Drive-In - 0015 [flickr]

GOING TO THE DRIVE-IN. We haven’t missed a week since Peedee got sick, yo! This time around we saw Vacation (eh) and Trainwreck (yaaaaaas!). We got lucky: the original lineup was Ted 2 (which we already saw) with Trainwreck, but they switched it up at the last minute. Down with mediocre repeats! Also cool: we arrived more than a hour early, so the dogs got a nice, leisurely walk around four mostly-empty lots. Plus there was a fox skulking about our lot in search of food during the second show, so Peedee was doubly entertained. But without the barking! Credit where credit’s due.

2015-07-30 - Going to the Drive-In - 0018 [flickr]

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2015-07-30 - Going to the Drive-In - 0026 [flickr]

 
— FRIDAY —

2015-07-31 - Popcorn Hangover - 0002 [flickr]

MAJOR POPCORN HANGOVER. PLS SEND HELP.

 
— SATURDAY —

2015-08-01 - Dogs Outside - 0001 [flickr]

Hey, look! I captured all five dogs in one picture! Of course, most of them are gathered in one spot solely for the purpose of spraying it with urine, but still. MEMORIES.

2015-08-01 - New Toys! - 0036 [flickr]

2015-08-01 - New Toys! - 0011 [flickr]

2015-08-01 - New Toys! - 0016 [flickr]

I had to replenish our stock of dog toothpaste this week, and OF COURSE I couldn’t help but throw a few more dog toys in my shopping cart. Especially since I found a good deal on the talking Multipet animals that Peedee so loves: in this case, a dog and a cat. The cat sounds totally fake, but I love the panting dog. So cute!

2015-08-01 - New Toys! - 0027 [flickr]

The honking duck and goose also proved a big hit…

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except among Mags, who as per usual has no fucks to give.

 

& now for this week’s uber-important Peedee update: Our oncologist finally got a chance to look at last week’s x-rays, and her news was cautiously optimistic. She did note some progression in the primary tumor, as well as the smaller nodules scattered throughout his lung; but no fluid in his lungs, and she was impressed by his weight gain. (Which wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if she could see how much we’re feeding him. Still, I guess cancer patients aren’t exactly know for their hearty appetites.) However, the cancer is developing more slowly than she predicted, so she’s upgraded Peedee’s life expectancy from the one month he had left (i.e., on the high end of her original estimate) to another two to three months. That’s good news, right?

There’s not much chance that he’ll beat this, but at least we have a little more time than we thought. Well, maybe. Cancer’s crazy unpredictable, so we never know what might happen. I’m still trying to temper my expectations so that I’m not disappointed, but hey. We still have August, and anything beyond that is gravy.

x-rays are suspended for the time being, but should October roll around without any obvious symptoms, curiosity might compel me to push for a third round. Until then, it’s cannabis oil (we’re up to three brands now!), Beta Glucan, and curcumin up the wazoo. It’s impossible to tell if it’s helping, but I like to think so.

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