Monday, December 8, 2014


Have you ever had so much to blog about that you don't know where to start....and have you ever felt like you are so far behind on commenting on your friends blogs that you don't know where to start...and have you ever had a crappy little computer at home that refuses to let you blog from home?  Whew....that was a big question so anyway we have alottttttttt to blog about.

#1  We have a new girl grandmonster in our family now.  She was born on Saturday.  Mom says she is very healthy, and very beautiful.  Momma says grandmonsters make your heart fall in love with them in one second.  I asked her like she fell in love wif us, and she said her heart has room for everyone.  So now Momma has 4 girls and 5 boys.  She says when she is really really old she will have lots of love surrounding her.   She toles us when she got home last night (yes she had to be gone from us overnight) that the little boy grandmonster and hers had such a good day waiting on his new sister.  It was the best Christmas present.

#2  We are still working on our Christmas cards.  Every night Mom has plans of working on them, and she has slowly but she needs to get faster.  We are behind and we are getting ours in the mail.  Today we read on that they need us to save our stamps that we receive in the mail to help out other doggies.

#The latest update with our Macey is that they are very positive it was the bacteria called Bartonella henselae is the evil germ that has caused Macey's illness.  We have since found out it affects, heart, liver, spleen, lymph nodes, and several people have came up to us and told us stories of friends or loved ones, that have had to spend a long time in the ICU just recovering from this bacteria.  We believe since Macey was so healthy when she got it that has helped her to be not as sick.  So far this evil germ has created a heart murmur, blood cells that give the appearance of blood cancer, anemia, and of course the swelling of her leg and foot.  The CDC doc did tell us it could take a long time for her swelling to go away.  We are still waiting on them to get smart enough to decide which antibiotic to put her on and when that happens we get worried that aren't really all that smart and even know what they are talking about..  We feel even though these past months have been scary and heart hurting we have also been blessed by how well it has turned out, and all of our family (you) and others that have stepped up in one way or another.  We will never forget it.

#4  Mom has mentioned a few times about her job and if she would still have it after the election.  Well, her boss did not win the reelection but last week she found out she will be staying on as his fulltime private legal secretary.  That was a real blessing and took a lot of worries off of her shoulders.  She is very thankful.

Well it is Monday and we have GOBS of catching up to do on your blogs.  Plus Gussie is working hard on his application to Santa concerning being his own private body guard.  Mom and I just shake our head.  We personally think it should be Maggie who applies cos she is one at our house that is the tough one.

We are also remembering our families who are waking up to loved ones, looking down upon them.  All our love.
Stella Rose and Momma


  1. That is a lot of news! Kind of the "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". Focus on the "Good" and try and furget the rest. All of Blogville is here to try and help absorb some of the "Bad" and the "Ugly".

    Always keeping Macey in our prayers for a quick recovery with no lasting problems.

    And sending loads of love too...

  2. It's just wonderful that a little girl grandmonster was born on saturday! That's really a super christmas gift, I agree! I hope your Macey can recover now when they found out what caused her illness and I hope the meds will help her to kick out this evil germ. And that your mom can stay in her job is a fabulous news, that's a little like a christmas gift too.
    Easy Rider
    btw: if Santa needs no bodyguard you can be my momma's bodyguard, but that's a really dangerous job...

  3. Wow, that is alot of news! we thought about you alot all weekend! Congrats on the new grandmonster - you have a ways to go to catch up to our mom though (23) BOL. Relieved to hear you will still be employed! and they have finally got a bead on what is going on with dear little Macey. Whew!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  4. Many congrats on the new grandbaby's arrival. OMDs you all have a lot of grandbabies to love. We are so glad to read the positive news on Macey. You are correct she must have been very healthy to have fought it off like she did. We hope and purr the heart murmur will go away and they find the right antibiotic.
    WooHoo on your Mom's job. This is truly good news monday
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Hey Stella Rose!
    Wow, that really is a lot! BOL Glad to hear about the baby and the diagnosis and the continued job. *whew* :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  6. Oh, no! We forgot Blogger sometimes deletes our comment while we're signing in and we forgot to save a copy. And we don't remember what we said. :(

    Congrats on the new grandchild. And on your mom still having a job. We imagine she was sweating it while she waited to hear.

    Thanks for the news of the stamps. We hadn't heard of that before but if all we have to do is to cut them out and mail them, we can do that.

    We hope this news means Macey will soon be on the road to a full recovery.

  7. That is all excellent news. We are so, so glad everything is coming up roses for your family. You deserve it!

  8. That was a lot of news to take in but pretty much all of it good! Congrats on the new Grandmonster and job status. And I am so happy the Docters kinda know what is going on with Macey. I am still doing a juju dance every night before I go to bed JUST FOR HER!
    Love Noodles

  9. All great news. Hip, hip hooray and we are doing a happy dance for you all. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Wow! What a lot of good news from you guys! Congrats on the new grandbaby. And hope Macey gets better real soon! We think you're going to have a wonderful Christmas. Hooray!

  11. Super baby, getting better sweet girl, and a job. We are behind on our cards too...which makes me steamy mad as I have had them for a WEEK!

  12. Sounds like something can be done for Macey now! We'll keep the POTP coming so the bacteria can be rid of quickly! Congrats on the new grandbaby.

    Now, Gussie DOES UNDERSTAND that it is VERY COLD where Santa lives.....

  13. Wow, that's a lot!!! Congrats on your new grandbaby!! So glad they finally know what is making Macey sick. Paws crossed they figure out the medicine and that she feels better soon

  14. Hi Stella
    Thanks for the comment. I do recall Gussie's failed campaign. For what its worth, I did send a reference letter for him to Santa. Maybe starting lower than REINDEER will help him get his foot in the door? Just a thought.
    Love Noodles

    your mom has trouble with toast. My mom is much of a baker either. lol
    hugs madi

  16. Road to recovery Macey, really pleased for you, if you read the cat on another fing you will realize stuffs happen. So pleased you know what it was and LOVES TO MACEY BIG TIME.
    Congratulations nana . PHOTO'S PLEASE.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom and the cat x

  17. OMD yes, blessed indeed!!!!

    Aroo to you,

  18. FURST.... and mostest IMPAWTANT... we KNOW that YOU, Stella and Maggie and Angus Mac are TOTALLY INNOCENT of this bidness of sending another UNWANTED Snow Freak to our house... We KNOW that you were VOTING fur the KITTY Card... and just beclaws... SHE has the Thumbs... In the Envelope went the the Snow Freak Card. Mom's are SNEAKY sorts... sort of like SQUIRRELS sometimes... ... and WE have YOUR Mom's Number now... and it is NOT our beloved 87, either..... Just sayin.
    NOW fur the good news about Macey and your Mom's Job... THAT is EXCELLENT OUTSTANDING NEWS.. for BOTH of them.
    AND the NEW GRAND PEEP... OMD a new one... Like a Christmas Baby.
    Now do NOT be stressing about not being around much... WE of Blogville TOTALLY understand... we MISS you...BUTT we DO understand... as they say Down Under... NO WORRIES

  19. Wow!!!!!!!! This is all such amazing news! A new baby and good news for Macy

    retro rover

  20. We are ever so happy they finally know what is going on with Miss Macey!!!! We are also thrilled to hear about the new grandmonster in your family!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

  21. I feel like I am always the last to read the blogpost... but I am so glad for all the good news! YAYYYY!

  22. AMEN!!! AMEN!!! So glad to hear all this stuffs!!!!!!! YAHOO!!!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  23. sure is good that they FINALLY found the problem, now lets get it fixed, POTP for good stuffs to work.

    Oh My , you guys do gots a looootttt to do!

    The Triple Mad Scots

  24. Glad dat da doctors have figured out what's been causin Macey to be sick - hope she are all better soon.

  25. Even though it wasn't the best news - at least you now know what it is and have a name for it. We hope that she will start getting better. Congrats on the new family member

  26. Wow - so glad to hear they have some answers (not all the answers yet, but at least some - and good ones too!) on Macey's situation. I'm so glad to hear it is a bacteria and nothing to do with that evil C word. An evil bacteria is bad enough but hopefully they'll pick the right medicine for her and she'll be healing up quickly!! Congrats on the new grandbaby and also on getting to keep your job!! Hooray for lots of good news!

  27. Well, this sounds like a pretty good report. Great news on the job, congrats on the new little bundle of joy, and at least things are moving in the right direction with little Macey. We hope there is a treatment to make her all better. Please tell your Mom not to sweat the small stuff - forget about the comments (and thank you for visiting us), and no worries about the cards - save them for next year. Everyone totally understands that your world has been in a bit of a tizzy for a while now Relax and enjoy the family at this special time of the year.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  28. Congrats on the new grand monster We always have prayers for Macey. That sounds like a nasty illness and we are sending her strength

  29. Congrats on your new grand baby. That sure is a lot of news to catch up on. We hope the doctors can figure out the right drug to help Macey and thanks for telling everyone about our Save Those Stamps! campaign.

  30. A new baby to drop foodables, whoooa
    Lily & Edward

  31. We are so glad you have a diagnosis on sweet Macey! Maybe that and the job assurance will help get things back on track.
    Concatulations on the new grandmonster! MOL!

  32. Thank you so much for the updates! It was all stuff we've been wondering about and prayed for. We're happy you still have a job! That is fabulous news!!! Hooray for Macey! I'm sure it is a big relief to be on the right track. I haven't even taken my Christmas photo yet! You're not behind at all. We can't wait to see pics of your new addition!

  33. Congratulations on the new grand baby!!!
    Yes, you got lots happening,,, at this busy time of year..
    My mommy had that bacteria once,,, she had to take doxy ,,,,,,,,
    antibiotic,, and got all better.

  34. Crikey ..... there's sure been lots going on in your corner of the world, aye?? A new baby ....... how good is that?? Babies are the best!! AND Macey...... Finally some real answers! Mum and I think of Macey every day and she is always in our prayers. Hugs and love to her from us and that includes Miss PPP's of course. AND your Mom still has a job. Things are definitely looking up, aye??

  35. Congratulations ... hope the three of you get to meet the new grand-monster soon!

    Hopefully Macey will recover soon now that they know what is going on ...

    We're still working on our cards, too! Yours should be in the mail by the end of the week.

    Love, Ellen & The Pugs

    PS ... We think this is your year Gussie! Santa didn't need another reindeer but the way things are in this crazy world we live in he is definitely going to need some security!

  36. Hi Stella, Gussie and Maggie... Yay! I'm so glad your family finally got some good news! A new baby, little Macey got a diagnosis, your Mama doesn't have to worry about her job and Gussie is working on his application for Santa! Hope all continues to go well.

    xoxo your friend from NJ, Patty

  37. Congratulations on your new arrival
    This is more positive news for Macey, now if the Doctors could just get themselves sorted out!
    Good news for Mom as well, yeah!
    Lots of loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  38. So much good news! A new grandmonster and a stable job are such amazing things to be thankful for. And we are so so so so SO relieved that they've figured out what was hurting Miss Macey. Now if they can't figure out the right medicine for it, you three can go growl at that nasty bacteria and tell it to GET OUT NOW! Angus is a police officer, it HAS to listen.

  39. Oh my goodness!!!! I am as far behind as you are.... but I don't have the kind of awesome news that you do. A new grandmonster and Macey's illness is treatable. And then the job. Yipee, yahoo. I'm so happy for you.

  40. Well we are as behinder as you all are :) So VERY VERY happy to wish you congratulations on your newest family member! Over the MOON that they have pinpointed Macey's causitive agent! Have now hit the mini happy dance over your Momma keeping her job!!!!!! This is the happiest blog I have read all week!!!!!!
    Luvs to you all!
    Marty's Mom