Friday, April 23, 2010

Cheeza Louiza!

If you read this blog, then it is common knowledge that we have had to give up our dogs due to this...

This is right before Linus' first ambulance ride which he calmed down and really enjoyed.

The rest of the these are him in the hospital. I figured I'd post pictures since I finally figured out how to pull the pics off my phone instead of emailing them all to myself and then downloading them to my computer...blah blah blah.

After this awesome experience, his allergist did the scratch tests and he is allergic to not only dog dander, but to the saliva as well.

 So..........good by my precious dogs.

Moxie is with Bethany.

Blue is with Linzy and her son Xander.
And Pali is with Michael downstairs. As you can see, they love each other. :) So, at least that makes this whole dog thing better. I can see my dogs whenever I need to and know they are being well taken care of.

The allergist also said that we will probably want to get rid of the furniture and carpets as soon as we can to fully see the benefits of Linus being allergy free. Since the dander and hair is all over them. AND the dogs licked and chewed on the couch. We have sold one couch, still trying to sell the other one, and working on getting rid of the carpet and buying new carpet. And can I just say that the dogs that lived here before...ew. There is still so much long hair that has settled under the carpet and I know they weren't as taken care of as they needed to be with their long hair. AND there are some major dog pee stains on the pad. Those weren't my dogs. I remember the few places they peed.

So, with all of this...Good-bye $$$.

Only to find out, we have a leak in the water main on our side of the piping.

Good-bye more $$$. When it rains  it pours right?

Matt started to look online to find a plumber who would fix the water main, who wouldn't tear up the front lawn and rip down the yard, and wouldn't tear out two walls of sheet rock that we'd have to go back in and fix. We've had ENOUGH sheet rock fixing in this house to last a while. Only one company out of 12 fit the bill AND he was super competitive with the pricing.

This is what it looked like when they got done digging up our yard.

And this is what it looked like when they were done.

Notice they planted our bush back where it was.

They did a great job. In and out in 3 to 4 hours. What a welcome change of pace when most things go so wrong around here.

And last but not least, I just wanted to leave you with a cute picture to remind you to stop and smell the flowers...


melorna said...

aww... poor Linus... i love your last pic... its really cute... ^^.

Jinksfam said...

Poor little kid! Pet allergies suck! I can tell you first hand. Im glad they are all with good people. Oh and what a cute pic of Linus smelling the flowers!! So cute!