Explain Yourself!

Hello All of you Pups and Kitties!

Mom here:  Here is our first promised Saturday post and the whys of it. Now after all your curiosity, I really wish it were an around the world cruise or something quite exciting, and its not.  Oh, to me it is, but its not.

                        On April 26th I will be going into the hospital for  surgery on my knee.  I will be requiring a total knee replacement, which I have needed for a very long time.  The aftercare part of this is extensive physical therapy, 3 days a week for about 8 weeks.  At first I will walk with a walker, then a cane, then hopefully, just dancing about on my own.  The PT people also require doing exercises on your own at home.  So I felt,I just wouldn't be up to helping Stella with her blog for quite a while, not to mention not doing much of interest to anybody.  Then the more I thought of a once a week blog, the more I liked it.  We could feature Stella, Ali Z and myself and each have some different say-so.  We'll see how it goes.

Stella here! Now I am going to miss my Mom for the few days she will be in the hospital.  BUT I have A TEAM who will be taking care of me and Ali Z.  Yes, I think this TEAM will be furry important to keep me and Z fed and watered and outside!  Our neighbor Adam, our librarian Lori, our sister Laura will all be looking out for us, so don't you worry about us  even one bit!  We won't like it that our Mom won't be here, but we like our TEAM so that will work out good, don't you think?

   Z here!                        I can tell you, I am not going to like this one bit.  I will be alone in this house with Stella who just loves to chase me around and she thinks its FUN. What she doesn't know is that I have more hiding places than she ever thought of in her whole life.  I don't care what anyone says, dogs are NOT all that smart.  Uh, probably next week, Twinkie Twinkerson will be taking over my Advice Column and you should watch for it, it should be pretty good, heh, heh!

Something interesting tonight, for those of you who read Ludo's blog and he spoke of a fellow who likes to build arty things with stones, and did so on Ludo's beach.  I have long been interested in the Inuit Inukshuk  which is a statue made of rocks to help the Inuit of Alaska to find their way about in the winter when there are no landmarks.  You can see some photos of Inukshuks here .  It is my wild wish to make one of these before our next winter if I can add enough stones to my collection!

So thats all for now.  Try us again next week and we won't be talking about surgery or TEAMS.  We will find somethings that will be of interest to all of us!.

Kisses, Cheers and Meows,

Stella, Jo and Ali Zophia



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

Furry nice plan going furward!

Thanks fur sharing!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie By Proxy From Wherever She's Hanging Out!


Dear Stella, Ali-Z and Mommy,

We wish your mommy a speedy recovery and we will keep her in our prayers.

Stella, you will never find Ali-Z! You may have to call 911!

Take care all.

Riley and Star.

The Thundering Herd said...

Best of luck with the knee replacement. We are rooting for you.

Good idea on cutting back on the blogging for a while, but we still want to hear from you.

I have a small Inukshuk (ok, not just balanced, but looks right) that was given to me by some of the Canadian team that I work with. It has a prominent place on my bookcase. Very interesting.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

The surgery won't be fun the the result will be miraculous! I'll congratulate you now on your new knee!

We'll be looking forward to hearing how you're doing. 2eep us posted!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Well, what a stupid post.

OF COURSE it interesting to hear about your surgery silly Jo, we very interested in you because we care about you lots and I expect to get all updated on how it goes and how you hobbling about after!

ok. Now I has done my tellings off I think that your saturday posting a good idea and I likes your little piccures! I hope you does manage to make your Inukshuk.
~lickies, Ludo

Sagira said...

Oh no...I hope the surgery goes smooth and your mommy has a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

I hopes your knee gets better real fast and you are dancing a jig in no times! I will very much look forward to Saturdays knowing I gets to hear from you and Stella and Ali Z!

Wiggles & Wags,

Remington said...

I like your new blog. Once a week is fine as long as you don't stop! I love reading your blog! Have a Happy and Blessed Easter.

Sue said...

We think you new plan sounds very sensible. You'll be able to collect ideas and events all week to share with us.

KB said...

Now, Stella and Ali Z, no bickering. This is the time when you step up and help your mom, OK? Got it?

And, to your mom, I'm glad that you're doing this surgery. I've known people who've had the same surgery and it's been miraculous. They can walk and be active without pain after the recovery.

You're very wise to cut back other things so you can focus on recovering. If you follow all the PT instructions, it can take all day long :)

BTW, Ali Z, in case you care, you contradicted yourself. If dogs aren't smart, then why should we even look at Twinkie's new column???

Stella said...

Ali Z here: I really meant to say that MOST dogs aren't all that smart. But Twinkie has an edge on them, he is smart AND funny. I mean when you are a teacup chihuahua,with three good legs and weighing in at 4 lbs. you gotta have some extra stuff going on, right?

Meow, meow!

The OP Pack said...

Every time we see your new blog look, we just love it even more - it is so beautiful and tranquil and peaceful. We wish you the very best for your surgery and recovery, Jo. Do take care of yourself and accept all the help you can get. And good luck with your rock project.

Happy Easter.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Stella and family!

Hope your mom will have a speedy recovery and all will be well!

Happy Easter Sunday!


AC said...

Stella's Mom: I hope that day of dancing on your new knee comes sooner than you think.

Stella and Ali-Z: I hope you treat your mom well and let us know how she's doing. I'm sure you'll survive each other's company.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stella, Ali Z and Mom!
Now we know!
I am sure everything is going to be fine!
You have already a good plan!
I will have my paws crossed for you Mom, wishing you a veeeery fast recovery!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Twinkietinydog said...

That's a cute format and nice choice of photos too. :) I'm aiming for Tuesday and I'm aiming to make you proud, okay maybe just not embarrassed.
We hope all goes well and you exceed all expectations and deadlines. You also owe us a dancing shot, mommy :)

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

We hope you and Stella are dancing about very soon. Best Wishes for the surgery!
Your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Best of luck with the surgery -- hope it goes well and you are back at 100% very soon! Stella, it sounds like you have a crack team (an A-Team, if you will) to take care of things during your mom's recuperation, so we're sure everything will be fine!

Dory and the Mama said...

We are wishing you the best for the surgery and just know that Stella and Ali Z will be great urses!

Dory and Beth (the Mama)

Samantha said...

We will be thinking lots about you - I like your thoughtful idea about blogging in the next bit of weeks and know how hard you will be working on your recovery. We want to say Happy Easter for today and will check in to see how you are coming along.
Big Hugs xo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

It sounds like you will have your hands full so blogging once a week is fine. We hope that your knee surgery goes okay!

Steve and Kat

Life With Dogs said...

Oh shoot, I was so excited. Now I'm a little worried. I really, really hope you are back to your snarky self in no time. :p

Michelle said...

Stella is so cute! Best of luck with the knee surgery. Can't wait to see you back next week with an update!

Madi and Mom said...

Stella best wishes to Mom with her surgery. She has a great support system so we know she will be dancing on the table top before long.
Ali you find a nice warm spot to hide during the daylight then come dark you can roam about the cabin freely.
Madi adn Mom

Gail in Aberdeen said...

Hi Jo, Stella and Ali Zophia,
Now I shall always have something to look forward to on Saturdays. I hope there won't be any quarrels about who gets most 'airtime' on the new style blog!
All the best with the surgery - my mother had a knee replacement operation about eight years ago and hasn't looked back since. Hope it all goes well for you too.
Cheers! Gail.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Dear Stella and Ali too,
Mom and I hope all goes well wiff your mom's surgery and we wish her a fast recovery. We're glad that you're going to be keeping us updated weekly.

We love you!
Cloud and his mom

PS. Stella, be nice to Ali and don't chase her TOO much...! :-)

Remington said...

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Joe Stains said...

We think this is a great idea for sure. We will have paws crossed for your Mom and her surgery. We hope she has the most perfect knee tonight.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh boy--we are so sorry about the surgery but looks like it will make life better in the end. and we are so pleased that your momma has a team in place to look after you! Stella, we love you so much, we wish we could be part of the team that looks after you. you be good while your mom gets better and don't chase that Ali-Z around the house!!!

take care and best wishes! the wolf-pack!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Woof Stella, Jo & Ali-Z,

Thank woos fur visiting our blog.
We hope Jo's surgery will go smoothly and that she will have a speedy recovery.
We are glad to hear that there will be a good team taking good care of Stella dns Ali-Z.

Samantha & June

Huskee and Hershey said...

We hope that your mom's knee surgery goes well and she'll be back on her feet (dancing no less) in no time!!