30DOC – Origami Butterflies … Friday Day 11

Guess what? I’m playing catch-up for two days of missed posts. This one is for the missed Friday entry for my 10 Days Of Creativity Origami Butterfly project.DSC00137


I thought it was a good choice because I received this year’s U.S. Postage Butterfly stamp.Butterfly Stamp

In case you’re wondering, the butterfly being honored is the Great Spangled Fritillary.

My Friday was rather busy. In addition to playing nurse-maid for my beloved canine companion (washing her ears out twice a day an applying healing medications), I had to go to my eye doctor to pick up my new glasses … get my hair cut and do some grocery shopping. Renee is being an angel about the medical treatment … except for washing her ears out. I have no problem getting the soap solution into her ear. But she shakes it out before I can wash out the ear. Her ear is getting better, and the swelling of the ear flap is going down. She’s also returning to her happy dog demeanor.

One of the things I went to the stupidmarket was to get some watermelon sticks for myself. While I was in the produce department I was conned by a sweet little old lady into sampling a Rainier Cherry. Rainier cherries are yellow inside and out, with just a bit of red blush on them, and exceptionally large. They are quite sweet, very firm and totally delicious!DSC00127And no, I didn’t buy that little dish of cherries!

I bought an entire bowl of cherries. DSC00129

Proving once again that life really is just a bowl of cherries!  (Groan!)

I moved on to the bakery department to pick up a loaf of sour dough bread where another little young lady conned me into sampling a bite of Oreo Gooey Butter Cake. (Hopefully, Gooey Butter Cake is a Saint Louis tradition with which you’re acquainted. I only bought a single slice.DSC00124

But I’ll be able to cut it into four brownie-sized portions that will last me four days. Then I hurried out of the store before I could be tempted into buying other treats for myself.

And yes, Mlle. Renee checked out my grocery bag as soon as I got into the house.  And she found nothing for her. That’s when I got her “See If I Let You Pour Soap Water Into My Ears Tonight!” look!


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on July 13, 2014, in 30 DAYS OF CREATIVITY, LIFE WITH BOB and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Did she get treats after her ear washings? I take six treats with me when we give Guinness her sub-Q fluids. One each for her and Margot as soon as the needle goes in, one each midway through the fluids, and one each right after the needle comes out. I’m sure Guinness doesn’t understand why she gets all the sticking and Margot still gets treats!

    • Yes, she has me wrapped around her puffy little ear. The lab had a problem with her blood test for throid problems and the vet had to draw another sample. He couldn’t hit the vein in her right leg so he had try the left leg. When he got the sample, he patted her head and said, “You’re a real good girl.” She gave him her happy face grin, and I had to translate that she was asking, “Don’t I get a cookie?” He gave her a cookie, and now he’s probably her forever friend.

      • She knows how to use that winning smile! Do you remember River, the dog Tim took in from the streets? He had lumps on his ears from broken blood vessels caused by ear shaking. The things you learn about dogs…

      • Little known fact about me. When I was in the army, I was a Food Inspector in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corp. Except from 6 am to 7:30 each morning when I had to clean the pens and feed the quarantined and imponded animals, and on Friday afternoon when I had to assist the Major (aka. The Vet) at the weekly animal clinic. I learned a lot about dogs and cats.

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