Monday, October 5, 2015

Lida Rose

I got the results for the biopsy on the little growth that was on Lida Rose's gum. It is a benign inflamed gingival fibromucosal polyp. Such good news!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lida Rose's First Slumber Party

Lida Rose had her first sleepover last weekend when Mr. Bond and Roscoe's parents went out of town. Everyone got along great. If you look at the picture of Lida Rose in the bottom picture you can see what looks like a tiny tongue. She had this removed on Tuesday when she had her teeth cleaned. The doctor thought it might be cancerous so it was sent out for a biopsy. I probably won't find out until Monday.

Lida Rose and Friends

These are the two dogs I dog sat for last weekend with their parents, and of course Lida Rose who always has to be the center of attention. The little pom is Mr. Bond and the fluffy white dog is Roscoe.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Staying Cool

I bought this little pool for Lida Rose. After she figured out it wasn't a bath she seemed to enjoy it. I didn't put too much water in it, just an inch or two to let her get used to it. It cooled us both off.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Kiva Loan to Nelson in Honduras

From the Kiva website:
"Nelson is married and has two daughters. He works different jobs to support the needs of his family. The production of 100% organic coffee and vegetables is his main source of income.
Nelson dreams of being able to give his daughters the best opportunities in life, especially for them to have a good education. Currently, organic passion fruit production is becoming more popular in the region; the fruit is sold through Colmena, of which Nelson is a member. Passion fruit is a novel crop since this area has the appropriate conditions to farm it without any problems.
Nelson is requesting a loan to plant 0.6 hectares (roughly 1.5 acres) of organic passion fruit under the technical supervision of Colmena. With the profit from the production, he wants to improve his family's quality of life and continuing working to accumulate assets for his children's inheritance. A loan helps Nelson purchase passion fruit plants, posts, an irrigation system, and pay for labor on his organic passion fruit farm."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cameron and his parents were in town yesterday. We were supposed to have lunch and then go to Taming of the Shrew at the Houston Ballet. We had a wonderful lunch at Jenni's Noodle House on Shepherd but when we got downtown found out that the ballet had been cancelled. They had a roof leak and there was water on the stage. After returning to my apartment for a short visit with Lida Rose we decided to go to the MFAH. There were several photography exhibits Cameron wanted to see. The pictures are from Shadow Monsters, an interactive exhibit by Philip Worthington. The 3 people on the left are Cameron and his parents in case you can't tell. The two space looking pictures are from an exhibit called Hydrospatial City by Gyula Kosice. Not sure what the other picture is but I thought it was interesting.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Lida Rose at the Pug Meetup

Lida Rose and I went to the The Danny Jackson Dog Park for the monthly Pug Meetup. She made lots of friends, mostly the 2 legged kind and ventured into the swimming pool a few times.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lida Rose's First Photo Shoot

Thanks to Cameron for these lovely pictures of Lida Rose and to his family for the lovely flowers in the background.


Cameron and his parents and their two dogs came for a visit yesterday.  We went to lunch at Nippon and then I dog sat while they went to the ballet.  When they returned Cameron did a photo shoot with Lida Rose. Here is a picture of Pat, Dundee and Pearl.  Lida Rose was a little intimidated by them at first but eventually they all played well together.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lida Rose

Lida Rose

I adopted this cute little pug from PugHearts, a pug rescue group in Houston on Saturday. She is about 6 and is everything I wanted in a dog.
She's a great walker and when she isn't walking she just likes to cuddle up next to me. She sleeps next to me all night and doesn't snore like most pugs, not that I would mind. I choose the name Lida Rose, the name of a song from The Music Man, so I could sing that song to her whenever I see her. I also wanted to give her a name that honored Rosie, my first pug.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Visiting Denton

I went to Denton this past weekend to visit my daughter. Rather than flying or driving I decide to try the new luxury bus service Vonlane. I felt like a first class customer and will definitely use them again.
On Friday night we went to a wonderful mostly vegetarian restaurant called The Bowllery. I had the Quinoa Falafel Burger and my daughter had one of the bowls. Not sure which one. We also shared sweet potato fries. It amazes me that Denton has more vegetarian friendly restaurants than Houston. The Seven Mile Cafe where we had breakfast Sunday morning has 2 kinds of vegetarian sausage. I have a hard time finding even one kind of vegetarian sausage in Houston. We also ate at a wonderful Thai restaurant Andaman before going to see a play, The Wedding singer, at The Campus Theater. After the play we had ice cream at Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream. Denton also has 2 really nice health food grocery stores. We picked up some delicious prepared food from one of them for lunch on Saturday. Denton has a beautiful courthouse and many interesting little shops and restaurants in the square and there always seems to be live music.