Saturday, November 7, 2015

We're still here

Hi furends,

We've been so busy since moving into G-PA Bob's house in Florida. Mommy has cleaned out every cabinet in every room in the whole house. She kept lots of good stuff & then added our stuff in there too.

She learned how to strip wallpaper off the walls. Thanks to Pinterest she thinks she can do anything! So she's been going to town starting in master bathroom.

Then she picked out some paint & Daddy got to do the painting.

Then they worked on the den. Mommy is making that her office. Daddy patched & then painted the entire room.

She kept G-ma's furniture since we didn't bring any desks with us from NY. Now, don't mind the mess bcuz she's just getting around to unpacking the boxes in there.

Daddy painted the whole hallway, baseboard & ceiling. Today they unpacked & hung up some pictures. It looks nice & it's good to see family pictures hanging up. Mommy said it's bittersweet then started to cry.

While all of this is taking place I, Lily Belle, was itching, scratching & nibbling my skin like crazy. It's been going on for a few months and it was getting worse. I saw the Vet (again) & he did 3 skin scrapings! Ouch!!

This is what I'm talking 'bout! Itches galore.
I was a very good girl & as G-PA Bob would have said "throw yourself on your sword." In other words, put on your big girl panties & buck it up. So the scrapings showed nothing. The big ZILCH! Crap. Then they took 87 gallons of blood for a specialized thyroid test. That would take a few weeks to get results and thankfully came out just fine. The Vet put me on 2 new meds & a special shampoo. They also put me on a rabbit food diet. Just rabbit and nothing else. We had to be sure it wasn't from the food I was eating. Today, all the lumps are gone and I'm almost all healed up. I took my last dose of medicine a few days ago and will stay on the rabbit for a while. We will see if the lumps come back now that the meds are done. If in a month they don't return Mommy will slowly start switching my food back. That's one way to know if it indeed is the food.
The weather in Florida has been beautiful and Muffin and I love being outside watching the birds and laying around in the sun.
In the late afternoon, Mommy moves our bed into the kitchen for the first glimpse of the afternoon sun.
We don't often open the front door in the afternoon because it makes the living room really hot and holy guacamole the electric bills here in Florida are outrageous! Mommy said we'd have to give up our bones to pay for it, so we are thankful for the sun coming in the window. We were used to paying $80.00 a month in NY and here we're paying $380.00!!!!! A BIG adjustment that's for sure.
Mommy & Daddy went out to a free concert in the park the other night and said it was wonderful getting out! Every Friday night the next town over (Winter Haven) has free concerts. So they picked up some sandwiches and brought their lawn chairs. I have a feeling that they will be going again.

Mommy collected up G-Ma & G-Pa's golf bag tags and made this little doo-dad on G-Pa Bob's golf club and hung it over the garage entrance to the house. She thought it made a nice little remembrance.

Our zinnia garden is in full bloom

And our sunsets have been amazing!

Daddy enjoying the sun & front yard. He is really enjoying being here full time.
Mommy joined the Facebook movement as she calls it. We have some furniture to sell and since our homeowners community has a swap shop on FB, she had to join in order to list the stuff. It's interesting connecting with old friends again.
So furends, that's what we've been up to. Busy, busy, busy! Mommy's next project is either taking off the wallpaper in the kitchen or the 2nd bathroom. Daddy is trying to convince her to take some time off from doing these big projects, but if you know our Mommy, she can't sit still too long.
We love you all.
Lily Belle & Muffin


  1. Wow!!! You sure are busy!! Your home looks wonderful and I sure wish I could you watching those gorgeous sunsets. Thank you for updating us on what's going on in your life!

  2. You HAVE been busy. Mom said that green paint color is just beautiful and perfect for Florida. We hope you are all settled soon, living among all of those memories.

    Abby Lab

  3. Hey darlin' friends we have missed you but look at all you have accomplished. Well done.
    We are thrilled the itches are gone too.
    When your mom finishes send her up here. One thing for sure you won't have much heating to pay for come winter‼️Hugs Madi your bffff

  4. love the golf club decor idea! Glad to see you adjusting so well. What food is Lily Belle on? Sweetie has allergies again and WHN wants to change her food.

  5. It sounds like you are making it very homey with a nice mix of new while still holding on to memories. That sounds pawfect! We hope you get rid of those itchies! And if your mom removed wall paper and is willing to do even more then we think she must be Super Woman!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Howdy Mates. Glad to hear things are well in your place. Florida sounds like a nice place to live, well, except for those electricity bills, yowza!! HOpe the itches don't come back. Take care mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  7. We are glad you are settling in and finding extra special ways to remember Grandma and Grandpa. Stay cool!

  8. You have been BUSY, lots of snoopervision for you pups to make sure everything is done correctly! Hope those lumps are gone for good.

  9. Wow, your peeps have been super busy! I love the remembrance for Gpa Bob. Hope your itchies stay away and I'm sending you some really strong healing vibes.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  10. The house looks absolutely gorgeous, LB. The colors are soothing and cool. And I love the golf club tribute. Nice.... I'm happy the itchy spots are healing up and that things are going along nicely.

    Love and licks,

  11. Wowsers, you and your peeps have been real busy! We are glad you are getting settled in Florida! Arty knows all about those stoopid itchies and is on a special diet the V-E-T gave him to see if it helps!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  12. Goodness you have been busy bees!! Glad that the itchies are better. Our Angel Greta did real well on Natures Variety Instinct Limited Ing Duck.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. Wowsers!! You guys all been so busy!!! And Florida looks like heaven...*sigh*;s bitter & cold here in the north east. Someday....we hope to visit your warm state!!

  14. I am so glad to see you all and your house looks very nice. I can see that everyone has been very busy. I hope the itchies get way better. Mommy says Angel Sasha had those and they never could figure it out. I can't wait to see more of your estate.

    Ziggy Out!

  15. Lily Belle & Muffin,

    We are so happy to read your pupdate! We are sending lots of love to your amazing mommy. She's the best.

    Your mommy's remembrance for Gpa Bob is fantastic. It's inspired my mom.

    Hope those itches go away.

    Lots of love,
    Tootsie & Renee

  16. Hey!! We are stopping by to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


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