RVery Best Nest

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our Time While Back At Resort In Robertsdale, AL


                                     Saturday 12/1/2012

After Joe got back from Myrtle Beach, we moved our Nest from the resort in Gulf Shores back to Styx River Resort in Robertsdale, AL. We can stay at Styx River free for three weeks with the membership we purchased last fall.

During the week, I don't get to see the girls or the grand kids, because they are working and in daycare or school. On the weekends, we drive in to spend some time with the kids. On this Saturday, we walked Lennox to the park which is only a couple of blocks from his home.

It was a beautiful day at the park.

Lennox ran from one thing at the park to the next thing the whole time we were there.

Joe watched Mallery ( who was not allowed in the playground),

while I ran around watching Lennox.

The next weekend we brought Lennox back, because he had such a good time expending his energy. This is a fun game in the park that flashes lights, and the participates run from flashing light, hitting them and trying to get as many lights as possible, to get the highest score when the game was over. Joe was playing the game with Lennox in this picture.

Lennox tried real hard not to cry when it was time to go, but that is a pretty hard thing not to do for a four year old. Here Lennox was trying real hard to follow his mom's instructions to be good and come home when Nana and Papa say it was time to go. He starts to whine, then got it together, than got a little upset and pushes his big wheel, then got it together again. When we got home he finally gave into his sadness and lets it all out!

We stopped down to see Alisha after we dropped Lennox off at home. Robbin had climbed to almost the top of the Christmas tree. Can you see Robin ( the white spot )  near the top of the tree.

Robin was enjoying his time in the tree,

trying to bat at the ornaments balls.

" Oh I just can barely reach that ornament"!
Noah and Maddie were at their Nana Cathy's in Spanish Fort that weekend so we didn't get to see them.

One morning, while I was still in bed, Joe got out of bed and said, " I thing something is wrong with your dog"! I jumped out of bed and found Mallery laying at the end of the bed between the footstool (that she uses to get into the bed) and dresser draws. She had her eyes open, but she just laided there. I told Joe to watch her,while I got my cloths on, and then when I got dressed, I told Joe to get dressed. I knelt down and comforted her, asking her if she was OK. I was afraid to pick her up, because we didn't know what had happened to her, and we were afraid she might have hurt her spine. Joe was just finishing getting dressed, so I told him to call the resort office and to get the nearest veterinary number. As Joe called the office, Mallery started to lift her head, as if to try to get up. Her second attempt managed to get her head and shoulders off the ground. At that point I picked her up. Joe called the veterinary and they told us to bring her in. When we got outside, I asked Joe if Mallery had been outside yet that morning and he said no. I set Mallery down and she got up, and stumbled a little. After getting her balance, she went to the bathroom. Joe asked if I still wanted to take her in, and I said yes. After blood work and exam, the veterinary thought she had an seizure. Mallery's heart was fine, but she did have a high calcium count. We were instructed to take her home and watch her. If she continued to have more seizures she would be put on medicine. That was about a week ago, and everything has been fine. We do need to take her in and get another calcium check. If her calcium is still high, it could be some other problem. While I was in the Veterinary office I saw this chart. According to this chart, Mallery is only 60 years old. Because she is 11years old, I thought she was 7 times 11 or 77 years old. But because she is under 20 lbs, she ages slower than big dogs.

Here is the bottom of the chart for those who  have older dogs.

This chart is for cats. They are on the same schedule as small dogs.

Joe has been playing Texas Hold -em, every night here at the resort. He is way ahead and can play10 nights at $5 a game, before he would have to pay to play. We will be moving back to Gulf Shores on Monday for a month, which I am glad about. I don't like being so far from the girls and kids. I told Joe next year we are not staying at Styx River as long as we have this year.


  1. Hi Mallery, Diane and Joe,

    It's Leslie from Eureka. I've been having trouble when I try to leave a comment the last 2 times, I hope this one goes through. Diane I know how deeply you love Mallery and everytime you write about a serious health issue with her I have a lot of anxiety reading your story as I'm so afraid of the outcome. It is such a huge relief when she is ok. You see my passion in life is Dogs! I have always loved them. When my last fur baby died in front of me in my husbands arms I was devastated. I didn't even eat for 4 days, and cried constantly. It took a long time to feel better. I was not able to have children so maybe that is why I love my doggies so much. Anyway so glad to hear she is ok and that you are taking such wonderful care of her. We are in Bullhead AZ for the winter. I enjoyed your blog about the area when you guys were here. Merry Christmas and I wish you and your family a healthly, happy and fun New year. God Bless +_+

    1. Hi Leslie, I have been getting some spam comments, so I have the comments saved until I can check them out to make sure they are not spam. Once OKed by me, I publish them, that is why you do not see your comment until I check them out. I can imagine the saddness of losing a best friend pet. I know someday I will have to face it and I know I will be just like you. When they have been in your life so long, they are like a family member. It did scare us so much to see her just laying on the ground and unable to move. I was so glad when I realized she was not paralyzed. Thank you for the sweet comments and hope you have a great time and Christmas in Bullhead City. God Bless you also!