Wednesday, November 25, 2015


WE won't be back until we wanted to wish everyone a very nice and safe Thanksgiving.  We will be keeping you all in our hearts.

We know we sure have a lot to be thankful for..................Stella Rose, Maggie Mae and Angus Mac

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WE HAVE A QUESTION????????????????????

Our cousin Charlie  Mom and Dad (our grandpa and ma) has a new big bed.  The problem with the bed is it is MUCH taller than the bed he used to sleep in wif them, and Grandpa and ma are worried he is going to hurt his back or little short legs jumping off the bed.  I guess yesterday he fell off of it twice.  Grandpa rigged up something to help him down for the time being, but Mom wanted us to ask if any of our friends used doggy ramps and what kind you use.

The ones mom has looked at appear to be very steep and she is worried Charlie will not walk down it.  Any ideas???    Stellie Rose

Monday, November 23, 2015


FURST....Dad had another night (on Friday) of puking and puking some more ...all night long, MOM says he is NEVER EVER to take Codine again, we are pretty sure that is the culprit.......he got up on Saturday afternoon, feeling a little better, by Sunday he was fine.  Today will be his first day of PT. 

Mom cleaned the house on Saturday and caught up on all the would think 100 trolls live at our house, mom had that much laundry.   We helped her by getting under her feet, and tripping her, we figure it is the best way for her to get some exercise.

ON Sunday Mom ran to Walmart to get her Thanksgiving foods........guess what.....the power was out, trapping people in and no one could come in, no registers were working, it was dark Mom went to Hy-Vee instead.  Apparently she is not a true blue loyal customer.  She says she drove 30 min....she was coming home wif food!  We wonder if those peoples had to stay the night.

Then ALSO on Sunday this little girl wanted to come down to see us....well the truf is she wanted to see our Mom .

Piper making a cake.  You can see we practice the upmost safety by letting her stand on a chair that is nearly 60 years old.
She is testing the batter....we usually get to do that...........darn it.............our DAD is snoopervising...I fink our mom is somewhere banging her head on the wall.

Does she look naughty to you?

Painting our DADS toenails a nice bright neon green.  Mom wonders what the PT peoples will fink of those colors...........

She is telling Dad to hold still, she is very bossy.

And finally Mom worked on Grandma's Christmas wreath yesterday.....she still has to add a few red ornaments and then it is ready to Grandma's this coming week.

We hope you all had a great weekend also.  P.S. we only gots like 1 inch of snow........but peoples around us got lots more.

STella Rose and Momma


Thursday, November 19, 2015


Yesterday Dad and Mom went back to the UNI for another doc. visit.  They said his spine looks good, and that everything was in place ...that they do not foresee any need for surgery in the future.  They showed them the xrays and you could see where one vertebra had burst and the other breaks, so the bones are very slow healing.  It has been  6 weeks.    One of the doc's said it could take a whole year until he has recovered, and that it may not ever be the same.  

He is going to start PT on his neck and left shoulder next week. They are thinking the brace is pulling his body forward and this is causing these new issues.  He also can take his brace off for one hour in the morning, afternoon and evening.  He tried it last night and after the hour was more than ready to put it back on.......his back muscles are very weak.

We may get some snow tomorrow night, so Mom said at least she does not haf to worry anymore about dad having to drive on bad roads.........that is the silver lining to this

Dad is working on car models to keep himself busy.  What that really means is Mom comes home, to paint that WILL NOT wash off on her table and chair and anything else it happens to land on.  It also means that the house smells like paint thinner.  Our Dad is the grown up version of that little boy "pig pen" on Charlie Brown.  Mom has to bite her tongue, a few nights ago we finks she drew blood.   Today mom ran down to the gas station and gots him lots of newspapers to lay all over the place............................

We will try to be around more next week, ............we know everyone is super busy this time of the year.....hugs and our love...............stella rose and momma

Friday, November 13, 2015


Its her birfday.




Its my moms birfday on Friday the 13th, and hers is way older than the hills, and stars, old......Happy 60th Mom.......................Stella Rose

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Dad did not go to the University yesterday for his checkup because he was playing sick.  Mom said he had a migraine that made his tummy sick and she did not want to drive two hours wif a sick he goes next Wed.  We do fink he is feeling betters though cos we saw lots of glimpse of our old dad and not imposter dad yesterday.

Grandma had her 3rd round of chemo yesterday and today her infusion shot. The shot most have been made in hell cos it makes her sick for about 1 1/2 weeks, wif bone pain etc.......we fink hers is so strong.  Her blood work looks really good though so maybe in December it might be her last chemo........and then onto radiation...we sure hopes so.

So Mom enjoyed the day wif us and imposter almost normal dad yesterday.  While they were relaxing out on the porch they heard a Mom went out in the yard to find where that annoying (sorry madi) noise was coming from and there in the garage was a baby kitten.  It even let mom pick hers up.

Mom brought her in and fed her, (1st mistake) and held her (2nd mistake) and loved on her (3rd mistake) and then handed her over to imposter dad.  WELL........friends I was sitting on my dads lap guarding him from all fings not normal like this small cat........and the next fing I knew this happened.  Mom is reenacting it because hers couldn't get hold of the cameral cos Stellie and Maggie had their big butts on hers lap.

First this
(this is not the real kitty...but a stuffed one..........but it looks like that cat)   Anyway it liked me, and laid on me, and played wif my face with her talons.  I was frozen in fear.

Then this happened.........
Mom and dad laughed and laughed.  I did not.  

So later the baby cats mom came looking for her and took her home to kevins....I am afraid, this is only the beginning....................................Angus McConnell