A Note from Mom and a different kind of trick.

Hi all you pups, kitties and peoples:

I am writing this because I wanted to let you know that I was going to have a knee replacement on August 3, but it was postponed today because of an infection . I expect it will be resumed in two or three weeks, so things will be fine with that. We will have a little absent time when it is rescheduled.

However, Stella has become quite disturbed about this trick business. She saw someone on TV doing card tricks, and found a deck of cards, and now that is all that she does. She tries to get Ali Zophia to play with her, but of course she won't! She has just had too many tricks from Stella to want to help her out. All I hear all day long from Stella is "Pick a card, any card at all, but don't tell me what it is and put it back in the deck." This is most disturbing to me because this is no life for a dog, but she won't quit. She won't allow me to take pictures of her because she says it ruins her concentration. I will continue to watch her and let you know how this unfortunate game ends up.

All good wishes to everyone out there!

Jo, Stella's Mom


Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Jo! Hoping all goes well wiff the knee, we will be thinking of you. And I can just imagine Stella doing card tricks, BOL! Such talent!!!


GoldenSamantha said...

Hey Stella! I got a poker game going tonight - and YOU ARE Invited!!!! Hehe!

And so sorry about the knee replacement with the infection. We are thinking about you and sending pawsitive thoughts.
Hugs xo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh no!

Reskhheduling the surgery!?! Hmmmm!

Paws khrossed the infekhtion is taken khare of so woo get your bionikh knee!

Khard trikhks! Perfekht!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Fergi is paying close attention to the idea of card tricks. Paper stuff is right up her alley.

Tell your mama good luck with her knee surgery. Our uncle just had his second knee done. Soon he'll be chasing his little dogs at full speed! So will your mama.

Jake (and Fergi)

Cori said...


It must be frustrating but I hope the infection heals quickly and you can put the operation behind you.

Hoover hopes Stella is helping you to destress.


Lorenza said...

Paws crossed for you! I am sure everything will be ok with your surgery!
I can't wait to see Stella doing her card tricks!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Reese =^..^= said...

Sorry to hear about the delay on your surgery. I'll keep in in my thoughts and purrayers.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Good luck with your surgery -- we'll be wishing for your speedy recovery!

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Stella,
A word of advice - this trick business - just leave it well alone, please?
About your Mom's knee replacement - I am sorry about the postponement, it must be very frustrating for her. My human granny had her knee replaced about 5 years ago, and her leg has been right as rain ever since.
I wonder if they do all over skin replacements? I'd really like some new and non-itchy skin just now!
Cheers, H.

Mango said...

Miss Stella,

This does not sound good. I believe gambling can lead to hanging out with a fast crowd full of rough trade doggies.

Please reconsider the joys of a well executed rollover.


MAX said...

Hi there Jo
We are so sorry to hear about the infection...hope it clears soon. It's not a nice thing to go through, but we will be thinking about you constantly. The blogging friends will help for sure when you are confined to bed.
Perhaps Stella should learn the trick to tell someone you need 'TEA'...you have a few weeks to teach her that.
Tons of love
Caryl, Maxdog and gang in SA

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Starts with a simple card trick, then it's wanting to saw Ali Z in half!

Good luck with the infection & surgery!

Princess Eva

Hero said...

I hope your infection heals quickly and that your knee replacement surgery goes well. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

The Army of Four said...

Oh, woo. Stella, come on down here. I love to play Poker! (ZIm will tell you he does, too, but he means "Poke Her", where he pokes mom in the butt with his cold nose then runs around yelling "ha roo roo roo!")
I hope your mom's infection clears up!!!

Patience-please said...

We'll be sending miracle whippet best wishes for your knee!

wags from the whippets

Painter Pack said...

I so hope the surgery goes well...mommy said woo will have drugs, so I guess that is a good thing!! Get well!


Ludo van Doggy said...

Hi Jo!
Sorry bout your infection, that not sound good. I hope you can get your knee all sorted soon and we will be thinking good healy thoughts for you when you go.

As for Stella, well, she clever enough to do card tricks I thinks. But it not sound like a very good thing to get obsessed about, cos they does not squeak or roll, or taste nice or anything like that. So I think it a bit weird really. But hey, any kind of trick be good in my books.
~lickies, Ludo
pee ess: Mum is chuckling at you!

The OP Pack said...

Maybe you need to send Dr. Steve a query and see if he has a prescription for Stella:-)

Good luck with your surgery, hope it goes really well.

Woos, the OP Pack

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Good luck with your surgery. I can't wait to see Stella's magic tricks!


Joe Stains said...

Oh no that stinks about the knee surgery, we are sorry to hear it. As for Stellas card tricks, maybe she can go to Vegas and make a ton!