with all the focus being on my mom, poor bailey's been neglected. last night, quasi and i took her out to dinner with us on the patio of a restaurant. because she was (surprisingly) so well-behaved, we decided to take her shopping to one of her favorite stores in the world - petsmart. we let her peruse the stuffed animal and chew toy aisle, and she sank her little sharp teeth into her new favorite toy... meet mr. monkey:
please excuse her leash. she has this thing with keeping it on. i guess she likes to be prepared to leave at a moments notice. anyways, here she is being all (unsuspectingly) sweet and nice with her new mr. monkey. she was loving on him, cuddling with him, licking him, and even giving him sweet little kisses. please notice her paw on mr. monkey's chest. he is her man, and she doesn't like to share.
fast forward to 10 minutes later. mr. monkey is now missing his nose. bailey has apparently determined that mr. monkey no longer has a need to use his olfactory senses. i think she thinks she was doing him a favor. plus, i'm sure she smells good enough for the two of them.
uh, oh. not only does mr. monkey not need to smell, he apparently doesn't need his left arm either. many of you may remember me discussing bailey's issues with men here - poor mr. mouse met such an early demise. seems like it was only fair for mr. monkey to follow suit. i'm beginning to think that bailey is part black widow spider - female black widows kill their males after mating with them. or maybe my baby girl just has an affinity for men full of stuffing.
update on my mom: thank you so very much for all of your words of comfort, thoughts, and prayers. you all have been such a comfort to me. my mom is doing slightly better than she was yesterday, which is a huge plus in my book. her asthma and allergist doctors *think* she was reacting to the steroid treatments they had her on, so she's switching. she's at home, but must be taken to see her asthma and allergist once a day and call in every couple of hours. they also gave her two new medications: one for the angioedema (swelling) in her tongue and throat and one for her constant itching and hives. i think she's taking 12 different meds at this point - all with the primary function to keep her breathing and keep her airways open! they've got to constantly monitor her to make sure she doesn't have any further adverse reactions to all the medications. we're taking things day by day right now, so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
i hope to be back later with a new edition of take me back tuesday (TMBT)!!