Monday, July 5, 2010

The One with the Surprise

Nope, not THAT surprise! You think I'd tell you the big surprise almost a month early?? You still have to wait for that... though maybe I'll let another clue slip out this week.

Yesterday was HOT. Blazing! We mostly spent time in our beach while the two leggers swam in the pool. But we weren't allowed to stay outside too long.

Today was even hotter so we were inside again. I think my thermometer on my blog is acting up. This is the temperature at 2:47 this afternoon:

Phoenix didn't mind at all. She just spent the morning on her princess pillow.

The SURPRISE today was that I got up with mom and papa to get in the car. That's always a red flag. We dropped papa off at work and mom and I continued on to Dr. Mitchell's office. Alone. I didn't have my sister's as backup this time. That always makes me even more uneasy. Luckily when Dr. Mitchell comes into the room I do relax. A little bit. A teeny little bit but still it's something!

I got my annual shots (limited as they are) and have some medicine to take for some pesky bacteria that makes my chin itch. I need a booster for the Lyme vaccine in 2-4 weeks. At first mom figured I'd go to work with her and swing by in the afternoon but then they decided that Dr. Mitchell and her family would try to come out here so we could all have a BBQ to soften the prick of the shot. As my longtime readers know, I have the best vet EVER.

When we got home, we noticed the first tiger lily has bloomed!

Yesterday papa brought mom the first of the stargazer lilies.

Too bad the screen isn't scratch and sniff - they smell so interesting!

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day!


  1. Awwww, sorry about the LONELY trip to the VET !!!! BUTT it's all behind you now. Those are gorgeous gorgeous lilies!!!! My sister Lori LOVES those thingys and has lots of them. That would be (the totally SINGLE) Sarge's mom, you know. hehehehe

  2. Sory That you had to go to the vet's office today! Love the Picture of your Tiger Lily it is beautiful.

  3. Pretty flowers. I must have missed something impawtent, or else the heat is making me forgetful. I don't think I knew that we were waiting for a big surprise - in a month? That's a long time to wait. Don't you think you're in danger of bursting from holding it in all that time? Be careful about that.

    wags, Lola

  4. Gosh, sorry about the vet. I thought it was a holiday today! It's hot here too. I stayed inside most of the day.

    Your pal,Pip

  5. Oh, OK. I see the mentions of the surprise and the countdown clock. I think I was just focused on the other parts of those posts. But now I'm focused on the surprise like a laser beam. Does it have anything to do with cheese? I've found that some of the best surprises involve cheese.

  6. Your vet does sound nice! I think I like him!

    We are in envy of your Stargazers! We've tried and tried to grow them with no luck!


  7. I like my vet too! Very nice pictures! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Oh yes!

    We always know when we pass Stargazers on our walk -

    Thanks fur sharing!

    PeeEssWoo: I'm khurrently yapping at Mom trying to khonvince her that 93 degrees is a dandy temp fur our walk - she keeps telling me to wait - tooooooo warm fur me - what gives?

  9. Oh I knows you secret now, vet is coming to lives with you. Now what was da big deal in telling us dat?
    Beautiful flowers, I tried to smells them but da puter screen was in da way.

  10. Oh, your lilies are so beautiful. Mom loves them. We don't like going to the vet either but those shots are important. Glad to know you have a nice vet.

    Now about that secret - it isn't nice to tease us:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  11. I love the pictures of the Lilies they are so pretty. We are not fans of the vets around here
    either, sorry you couldn't bring any of your pals for support!

  12. There is nothing like a good vet.

    And air conditioning! :)

  13. Hi - a good vet is vital - we love our vet, he speaks to us in a friendly way and gives us treats and tells us that we're handsome so obviously we enjoy seeing him! We feel for you with the heat - it's scorching here and we don't like it much - we're not allowed out in it for long either, not that we want to be out there when it's like this. Beautiful photos of flowers - FH loved them! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  14. Nows yous tells us 'da screens isn't scratches in sniffs!! Me head hurts!! I's need 'da names of yous vets!!

    Sorry yous had to go, butt 'dats a good least 'dats what Mommy be saying...give sad eyes and maybe yous will gets some icee creams outs of it's!!

    Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

  15. Wow, what a cool doggy beach you have!!! I am going to have to talk to my mom and dad about making me one of those!!!

    My mom loves stargazer lillies and has them tattooed all up and down her right arm! =)


  16. Zona-
    Moms always think they are sneaky but I think the idea of a BBQ is brilliant. I think your vet visit deserves a nice burger on the grill!!! I think your tiger lillies are super beautiful.

  17. Zona,

    Hi and nice to finally meets you! I see you all over the bloggies (we has lots of the same furiends) so I thought I would stop by and introduce myself to you! I hopes that we can be furiends too!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  18. I wish the screen was sniff able too!
    I am sure you were very brave and didn't even jump for those nasty shots. And these days they last longer too.
    Wow- even now the temp on your page reads almost 100. It was close to 90 here yesterday, that's really hot for this place. I was worried about the big black dogs, and it was the white one that seemed to suffer most. (Not the little white one.) So his sister curled up next to him for moral support (sisters can be nice) and I (mom) use a spray bottle to mist him cooler.
    Glad to report this morning he is much better.
    Would be nice if we had a great beach for them like you enjoy.

  19. Oi! Zona ! Adorei as flores eu sou brasiliro e moro no sul, quando quiser vem me conhecer no blog!

  20. Wow! That is hot!

    Sorry I missed you in the video. I'll be sure to add a link to your 4th of July post.


  21. Hey there Zona! Love the pix of the lilies. I have lots of those in my territory. My mom loves them lots. I am really new to this doggie bloggie thingie, but I saw all those nice things you said about my pix. We sorta look a little alike. I think I'd really like to see you at the person and all. Maybe I'm in the "Zona Zone".
    Grr and Woof,

  22. Hi Zona
    It's nice to meet you. We're Ruby & Penny, Frankie's girls.
    It has been hot in Canada too, but only in the 80's.
    We read your name game post. You have really interesting names & stories behind them.
    Is Phoenix a dachshund like us?Love Ruby & Penny

  23. Why is that car rides without the brothers and sisters always end up somewhere like the vet?



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