Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween 2

Tonight we just had 25 ghost and goblins singing outside our door- Halloween is tomorrow night though! However they were very polite saying "merci madame" after i gave them candy.

One of these days i will figure the European Halloween rules.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Bonjour from rainy Brussels…it hasn’t rained for a week and now we are getting the rain again. Of course I can’t remember when I saw the sun last.

Saturday was the 5th Halloween party on our street. They blocked the street off and mobs of kids run around till they go house to house. After trick or treating they gather in the middle of the street for ghost stories and fire works.

The sad thing this year is they didn’t come to our house, or I missed them either way I have a ton of candy left over.

We can’t wait to have our Halloween party again; I really miss Halloween and hope everyone has a great one!

I tried to upload a photo of last year and it isn’t working…I’m still very new at this blog thing. I hope I figure it so I can share our upcoming Rome trip with you.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Teeth Wash

Saturday Foxy went to the vet to get her “teeth washed”. She had some bad teeth and now we have noticed some were loose. We reluctantly put this off due to the fact we did not want her to have to go under general anesthesia. That really scared Joe the most because she is so small and has breathing problems.

At the vet he explained they use a series of shots not anesthesia. The first shot made her very sleepy, we were asked to take her outside and wait for it to take effect. Let’s just say it worked really fast. We brought her outside and she was already standing like the leaning tower of Pisa…then her eyes got heavy and the she fell over.

The second shot was what he called a Valium, and that she would now see “pink elephants” after this shot. He gave her the shot and we were then directed to come back and get her in a couple hours.

After a couple hours we entered the vet’s office again to find that she was o.k. but had to have 6 teeth pulled. Yes he showed us the little bowl full of teeth. Then he brought her out to us… she was absolutely hyper. I was expecting a nice mellow dog that I would have to carry home, but that would be the 3rd shot taking effect to wake her up from the other 2 shots. He stated that she would be acting “drunk” for a while.

As we started to head home she was walking a mile a minute and swaying the whole way. Not to mention she was shaking like crazy. She also had a little trouble doing her business and fell over one time. Yes indeed she was acting like a drunken college student on a Thursday night.
When we got her home we checked out her new toothless grin. Her 2 top front teeth were gone and her 4 bottom front teeth were also pulled. Joe thinks her modeling days are done…but I reminded him that Lauren Hutton had a big gap in the front and she was a good model. Foxy has secretly asked for new front teeth for Christmas though.

The remainder of the day she slept it off and was ready to watch the rugby world cup on TV with us. Since I don’t have American football here I have discovered I like rugby.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I did it!

Welcome to my first blog. I have successfully set up a blog and in English...for some reason kept bringing me to blogger.com in dutch. Now my next task will be figure out the rest of this blogging stuff.