Thursday, August 27, 2009

This made me smile!

I recently received this message from one of my customers in Spain. It is SO CUTE, because she doesn't speak much English, but she still took the time to use an online translator to send me her note. What a sweet, sweet person. I will definitely be saving this one!

Hello Mandi,
I write to you with an automatic translator, because my level of English is of most basic, so I hope that you understand to me.
Your flower has arrived to me and it has seemed me a wonder. I am very contented with her and I am the envy of all the friendly have seen that it. Equal arrives more asking to you from my city, jaja. The unique problem is that I have the very small head and I have had to him to put a little tape, like a finger and means, more or less.
I put me the other day in the previous celebration to the wedding of my friend and was the sensation, so thanks again. It is possible that in September or October it requests another one to you, because fodder to collect them. Very many kisses and thanks again.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Coop is all better!

As you may or may not know, Cooper has just recently gone through a mini-trauma. This experience has really shown me how much tougher dogs are than humans...if this would have happened to me, I would be sedated in a bed somewhere.

What happened, you ask...

I took Coop for a little haircut/blowout action last Thursday (he had some mats and was in major need of a grooming sesh). Three hours later when the groomer called me to pick him up, his haircut was adorable, but he was acting super strange. We got in he car and he wouldn't open his eyes, and wouldn't for the rest of the night. I figured they were just irritated, so I put a wet washcloth on both eyes, hoping that would open them up overnight.

The next morning I woke up and he was still unable to open his eyes. He was bumping into things, and I was majorly worried by this point. When I got to work on Friday, I called the groomer and asked her what happened. She said she put a super-strong shampoo (flea-preventative) under his eyes, but used an eye wash. She suggested I should hold his head under the faucet. I didn't really like this suggestion, so I called Coop City Dancer's vet and they said to bring him in immediately.

When we got to the vet's office, she took him to the back and put dye in his eyes in order to see if the shampoo damaged his eyes at all. When she came back she said "I have no good news for you, you need to get on the phone with this groomer" and turned the lights out. She shined a light on Coop's eyes and told me a green glow on his eyes would indicate damage. Well...both of his eyes were entirely green. I kind of freaked at that point.

Dr. Anita told me that the shampoo had BURNED THE CORNEA ON EACH OF COOPER'S EYES. I started crying.

Dr. Anita said that the eyes may heal on their own or could require surgery. Coopac Shakur and I left the vet's office with eye drops and a lovely E-Collar (lampshade/cone) in tow. Coop wasn't allowed to be out in the sun and had to wear the lampshade at all times. I immediately called my Mom, and she was ready to kick some grooming butt (she is much better at confrontation than me. Maybe 27 is too old to have your Mom calling and fighting your battles...but it's also a very effective method.)

After talking to both me and my Mom, the groomer agreed to pay all of the bills involving this situation and refunded the money for the grooming with no hesitation. Honestly, this was not about the money at all...I was just upset that this happened to Cooper and asked the groomer to stop using the shampoo on other dogs so this wouldn't happen again. are some sad (and blurry, Blackberry) photos of Coop during the first 10 hours of his lamp shade period (referred to as L.S.P. from this point forward):

During the L.S.P., Coop became Houdini-like at working his way out of the E-Collar. Eventually, he became accustomed to it and didn't even try to fight wearing it. He actually used it as a tool to run into me sometimes, and it eventually became a carrier for the socks he steals. He also acted like I was trying to kill him the first time I put his eye drops in, but eventually he knew he would get a treat afterward, and would turn his head side-to-side so I could get the drops in each eye. So cute!

The below photo was taken Sunday night. I could tell he was starting to feel much better (notice the sock):
After work today, I took my little Boojie back to see Dr. Anita. She came in and told me that his eyes were basically healed and the progress was great. We were both so happy and the E-Collar came off immediately. I got to take it home in case I ever need it again (let's hope not!)
The photo at the very top and those below are from the A.L. (After Lampshade) period. I just took them a couple of hours ago. As you can see, he is much improved and I'm so happy my little guy is fine and his eyes are almost back to normal.

Monday, August 24, 2009

A new look...

Hi all! As you can see, my blog has a pretty, new look thanks to Ria at Poppy and Me! It will resemble my new website which is coming VERY soon. :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Christina's wedding - part 4!

More beautiful Shawna Herring Photo's! I think Christina and every single person involved with her wedding is a model...seriously!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Christina's Wedding - Part 2

More beautiful Shawna Herring Photos from Puerto Rico!

Check back tomorrow for more! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Pink Laptops ARE Exciting!

Ok, I know that you're not supposed to have any kind of "affection" toward THINGS...and most of the time this holds true for me. I really only love people and animal...however, I do LOVE the color pink and definitely love my new pink VAIO (I've wanted one for SOOOO long) that came in the mail today.

These photos really do not do it justice. The color is called "Cosmopolitan Pink" and it's a soft pink with a slight shimmer. No, I haven't taken the stickers off yet.

My friend Stephanie and I were basically freaking out when we opened up its pink wrapping and found that the keyboard, touch pad, and mouse buttons are all pink! A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

So far, I love everything about this compy...even the sound the keyboard makes when I type. Nerd Alert? Yes.

You can't see it in the photo well, but the upper left corner is engraved with a little "Mandizzle."

Sorry for this overall dorky post...but to me, a pink laptop is worth blogging about. :)

Christina's wedding - Part 1

I'm going to warn you (well, it's not a bad warning, it's a delightful warning) - I'm probably going to post 9 gazillion photos of Christina and Carlos' wedding, because it was so amazingly beautiful and I'm so honored to have been a small part of it. As you can see, the photos are absolutely stunning...all credit to Shawna Herring Photography...what an unbelievably talented photographer!

Don't worry - there will be more tomorrow!

Monday, August 10, 2009

So great to see good friends...

A few weekends ago, I was able to attend my good friend Amie's wedding. We met on our first day of college at OU, and I will never forget one of the first things she said to me: "When we met you, we thought 'that girl is so weird.'" I guess she was hooked to my weirdness, because we became really good friends...and I definitely don't get to see her as much as I'd like. She looked beautiful as expected, and I also got to see two of my other college biffs, Kelli and Allison.