When Pigs Fly

Above – Kando is 7 months old.

Below – Alo and Kando show off their Easter craft projects. 

Below – Selfie with Ziggy the day after his entropion surgery. Entropion is an abnormality of the eyelids in which the eyelid “rolls” inward. This inward rolling often causes the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub against the cornea (outer part of the eyeball) resulting in pain, corneal ulcers or corneal erosions. He had the surgery before we rescued him, but the right eye was still rubbing so he needed to have it again. We thought the vet would only be doing the right eye, but when we picked him up both eyes had been done again. What you see in this picture is the left eye which has 2 stitches. The right eye has 3 stitches. The surgery is similar to that of a face lift and not as bad as I thought it would be. Ziggy’s taking it like a champ!

Last Wednesday after ‘nastics Maya enjoys a bowl of popcorn she helped make with our new popcorn popper that we bought just for the grandkids. It’s way cool. It’s got a crank you have to turn the entire time the popcorn is cooking (Maya’s job), so there’s a lot of interaction. Next time we’ll get photos during the cooking process. BTW, she ate that whole bowl. Sorry Ron & Jen if she didn’t eat her dinner that night!

We had Maya & Sparty for a few hours yesterday. This is what they had for dinner. They pretty much put away all of it (except the salad, of course). The cheesy garlic bread (left over from lunch at Pizza Nova) was a hit!

Below, bathing in the big bathtub upstairs with the air bubbles on. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before, but this bathtub is perfect for them.

Me: “Don’t drink the bath water because you never know who pee’d in it.”

Maya: “I did & you do not want to drink my pee. You do NOT.”

This pig flew to the credit union last week full of quarters, dimes and nickels. It was pretty heavy, and I thought maybe there’d be about $200 worth of coins. Well, the credit union didn’t have a coin counting machine so Bruce sat for 3 hours yesterday rolling them (while watching Bat Masterson and/or John Wayne or something of the sort) and got a whopping $113.60 out of it, which included the coins in the plastic cup Bill saved for the kids. We’ll split it up 4 ways and make deposits for the grandkids and start all over again. When pigs fly …

I received word yesterday that my dearest and best friend of 24 years got bad news from recent scans after finding out 2 years ago that he has stage 4 lung cancer. Please hold him in your thoughts and prayers as he continues with more aggressive treatment to get this beast under control.

Never take your loved ones for granted and let them know you love them always. I love you all.

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