Saturday, February 17, 2018

Katie and I are fine - well...

I wanted to post to let everyone know we are still rolling along. I couldn't believe it when I pulled up my blog and saw the last date I posted something.

When I started doing the Art Challenges on other blog posts, that really got me going and most of my creative moments have been spent doing digital collage art for the challenges.  I'm still really into that, but I haven't stopped posting here, just a looooog lull.

Sorry for the "title tease" - I'm fine, but Katie is having some issues.  I think she has congestive heart failure.  She went to her vet in Arizona on December 30, but since then other symptoms have occured.  We're going to her vet here in New Mexico on Monday afternoon.  She's happy and fine and a constant tail-wagger still, but having problems sometimes.  I'm hoping medication will ease things for her.  Fingers crossed. More on that next time.

I'm making some changes to our normal travel/living routine and will tell you about that soon, too.

Just to throw in a few photos...  We drove to San Diego the first week in February for a project my son did on The Palms - here's Katie in their backyard.  She just loves it there, she has so much room, she actually runs around and seems like a pup again.   Or lies in the sun.

We're back on the road again, in New Mexico now.  Katie wouldn't let me lift her into bed Thursday night so we slept on my couch - it pulls out into a bed.  It's pretty comfortable, but there's no way to tuck in the covers and she burrows under all day, so The Palms was crowded feeling and in a state of "not neat" for two days.  Kind of drove me crazy, but Katie loved it.

In the midst of that, our campsite was flooded last night and we ended up packing and moving in the rainy dark early evening to a new site.  Such a pain!  No room in The Palms, everything was WET and SANDY that was outside, rugs, tables, chairs, her fencing, light cords, electric cord.
Geez - then I lost my keys.   It was So Not Fun!  😣

So, anyway, I left the bed this way for the last two days and we're going to try going back up to the bunk tonight.   She LOVED having covers easily available to snuggle under.  It's been rainy and cold and she was like a little bug in a rug all day.

When she wasn't laying on a heap of the covers she made, she burrowed under.

And under further... just a nose poking out:

I'll post again soon - I have a HUGE RV mod to post about and show you.  I'm SO excited about it.

Another thing that's new - that I'll just mention here but will tell you more later - is our friend Kim, you know - Kimbopolo - has a new on-line store!  I'm putting the link here, and will also add it to my sidebar soon so you won't have to search for it if you want to check it out in the future.

I purchased two things today, a spiral notebook and a coffee mug - both with her original art.  I can't wait for them to arrive!  When they do, I'll post a photo.  She has different designs and various items you can choose - I also loved the tote/shopping bags - REALLY beautiful!  So check it out, get yourself a present, or two like I did, or purchase a great gift for someone else.  She's always adding her own new, original artwork; check back from time to time to see what's new!  Click on this link to go to her shop!

That's it for now - I need to take some photos of my new RV MOD and will post again soon.  I promise!

From Me and Katie, have a great weekend, everyone!   ❤❤


  1. Our 15 year old pup has that and is on heart medication and also medication to remove built up fluid in her lungs. They told us that only half her heart was working. She has had two heart attacks. I am afraid if she has one more, it will be fatal. Hope your pup gets feeling better.

  2. Glad to hear that you are still alive and well and travelling in the Palms. Hope Katie does not suffer too much. She looks comfortable all snuggled under the covers. Can't wait to hear about your renovations..

  3. Sorry Katie is having issues. I hope the Dr will have something to help. Good you're doing well.

  4. Maybe Katie is playing up this CHF for more blanket time ... she's a smart dog. :o)

  5. How nice to hear from you but sorry that little Katie is not 100% She sure looks happy in those blankets! :)
    Anxious to see your renos, seems like a lot of our friends are doing that. :)

  6. We were starting to wonder what had happen because these days you never know. Your spot in La Posa South has been occupied the entire winter.
    Hoping Katie's vet can help her out.
    Looking forward to seeing your RV Mods.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  7. Dale and I were JUST talking about you yesterday and wondering where you currently were camped, because he hadn't seen or heard from you in a while. Thanks for the update, but that's kind of sneaky to tease us about your "HUGE RV mod" and not tell us what it is! Lol!! Hope you don't keep us in suspense too long. Those are my very favorite posts of yours because I get inspiration and motivation for my own rig.

  8. Bless her little heart! What a sweet girl. Thanks for the mention of my shop!

  9. I'll keep my fingers crossed for Katie. Look forward to hearing about your art projects.

  10. Fingers and toes crossed for Katie!!! Good to hear from you. Can’t wait to see the updates to the Rv. I have a 26’ Class C so I’m hoping for some inspiration.

  11. Bless her heart...she looks so snug and comfy under that blanket!!! I sure hope the Vet has a nice fix for her so she can be comfortable and happy!! Please keep us updated!!
    Looking forward to seeing your RV Mod!!

  12. Hope to hear some good news about little Katie. And I'll go look at Kim's site!


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