for submissions for the Stracensky Family Calendar. If you haven't mailed 'em out yet, gotta do it today. The goal is to actually get the calendar out on time so if I don't have it next week, it's not getting in.
Mom and dad have left Oklahoma. This is what they write:
8 days until the due date for the 2006 Stracensky Family Calendar. Please remind any family members who may have not checked this blog lately (or ever).
And I'm up early waiting for the guys to come back and touch up the stain on the door. It's raining today, so I don't think they're going to get both the stain and the poly done today and I think it'll probably take all day for the stain to dry again. Ugh. Also LoJack is coming out to verify something with my car. They'll be here between 8 and 12. Cisco and I are heading out to help Kathy with an agility demo. Actually I might bring Berkley too, he could use the practice and she might need a dog to help administer the CGC test. Even though they've both passed, Berkley is definitely the better demo dog.
Happy wet and rainy Saturday! Oh and I turned the comments back to letting anyone comment. Hopefully I won't get too much spam, we'll see what happens.
Just some randomness:
They were back on Friday with our new door to stain it. Well Friday ended up having a lot of moisture in the air and the stain never dried. We ended up Friday night with a single screw being the only thing to keep the front door from opening. As the stain started to dry, we noticed a bunch of areas that are going to need to be touched up. So hopefully in one one day we can get the stain touched up, the door poly-ed, and all the walls and trim touched up too. But the color is a lot closer to the original color.
They also had to replace the hardware as the previous painters managed to sand off the finish. Well, we had already replaced the hardware with a better set than what the builder installed. Fortunately, they ended up replacing it with the better quality stuff than what the house came with. (The builder is billing the painters.)
Friday Cisco's official NA certificate came in the mail. And his pictures are finally online. I haven't decided what, if anything I'm going to get. You can find them on Karen Hocker's Website. Go to this page and scroll down to the bottom, the one's that say Cisco are him.
We took Berkley to the internal medicine specialist yesterday. Our vet suspects that he may have inflamatory bowel disease. In her exam yesterday, she said he looks great: his coat looks great, his heart sounds great, everything feels good, and he's got great muscle tone.
She told me that we seem to be doing a fairly good job controlling everything with food and that we'd want to get our money out of the procedure and don't want to do it until he's having a episode. Based on our conversation, not only does she recommend the endoscopic biopsy that our vet recomended, but she also recommends doing a colonoscopy.
She sent us on our way with instructions to add a little fiber to his diet (either canned pumpkin -- not the pie filling or unflavored metamucil) and to call and schedule the proceudre if/when things flair up again.
I've been looking multiple times a day at Karen Hocker's website hoping that the photos for the Golden Retriever National Speciality Agility Trial have been posted.
I'm really hoping that she managed to get a good picture of Cisco. We have such great pictures of Berkley Tien Tran from the Bernese Mountain Dog National Speciality Agility Trial that we'd love to have something close of Cisco. I'm still debating about getting the Superman Cisco picture from Stewart Event Images.
My Maid of Honor, Kelly got married yesterday. I couldn't be happier for her.
Here we are half way through the reception. I ask chris why he didn't tell me I had make-up under my eyes (happens every time I wear mascara). He said he thought I was just really tired. Ummmm... thanks Chris.
He lovely bridesmaids. Gotta love the flowers done by my friend Gerry at Petal's Edge
Kelly and Matt saying their vows.
Cutting the cake.
The candy buffet was a big hit. The tags were something I added to the press sheet when we ran the invites. They came out really nice.
The obligatory everyone who went to High School together picture.