Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hello on Tuesday Night

WOW!  Did Jerry ever surprise me today.

Not ONLY did he work all morning at his desk, have a man come to the house for a 2-hour interview, do payroll and take it to the Post Office -- all of which ended about 4:30 this afternoon -- he told me he felt better today than he has felt since this started.  Then I asked him if he felt good enough to go out for a steak dinner so we could use the gift cards we received for Christmas.  He said he would love to have a steak.  I was shocked!  He hasn't been eating hardly anything, never mind steak!

He drove and we went to Longhorn.  I had a delicious steak with crab meat on top of it, and Jerry had prime rib.  We both had a baked sweet potato.  Yum, yum!

Chemo treatment #2 is tomorrow morning at 9:00.  It will take 3 1/2 hours.  We are glad but not glad.  It has to be done.  It is just so nice to have Jerry feeling good!

This doggie is keeping me running.  HOW LONG does it take to potty train one of these???  I've taken her out 100 times, but still she will go on the floor if I don't grab her butt up faster than lightning and put her outside.  Her "babies" were smelling so nasty, I just put them in the washer.  It is a good thing she is so cute.

Speaking of said doggie, I have to go!

Hugs, Joy  


  1. Hello Joy, I'm so glad Jerry is feeling better.
    I got a puppy last June. What I found helpful was when I took him out and he went potty I would praise and give him a treat. If he went in the house I would tell bad boy still take him out and telling him to go potty. Now he come to me when he wants to go potty and he still wants his praise & treat. His name is Moose, because he is. Good luck with your new baby.
    Jerry & you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  2. Glad Jerry had a good day.
    The catch phrase in our house is "be quick" - We always seem to get puppies in the middle of winter so it's cold. wet and windy waiting for them to toilet. Lots praise when they do go is good positive reinforcement.
    She will be trained before you know it.

  3. I'm glad Jerry felt better today!
    Jackie will learn. It does take a while. I took mine out every hour (not at night) and immediately after feeding. I didn't scold him when he had an accident, I just took him out. As soon as he went when he was outside I said "oh good good boy!!!"...the same words every time. I have 2 springer spaniels...Buddy and Finn. The sweetest dogs on earth.

  4. Jackie is smart and will have you trained before you know it! Seriously, I have two standard poodles and always specifically "praise the deed". That way if my female overlooks going to pee, I can remind her and she will comply? Very handy! I'm sure that you are a wonderful mama. Diane from Indiana
    PS glad Jerry had a great day!


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