Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend Update

Sam is feeling just a bit better today, although he is still not well. His poops are still not quite normal and he seems very tired. The medicine is helping control his coughing and sneezing, but his nose is very runny.

Since Sam is not well enough for any special treats we will postpone his birthday a couple of days. I've been collecting recipes from Sam's friends in hopes of making his day very special. Since his tummy is not quite normal, we've decided not to take a chance!

However, even though Sam understands about missing his birthday, he doesn't want to miss out on Halloween! We have been very busy this weekend decorating pumpkins and getting his costume ready.

Here Sam is inspecting the pumpkins. Since I am very dangerous to myself when armed with a knife, I decided to paint a pumpkin instead. Aaron and I went to Hobby Lobby and found these very life-like fake pumpkins. We still bought a small pumpkin, but it will stay just as it is - unharmed.

Here is the first template for the pumpkin.

Then the second...

The painted cat side - Sam was very nervous around this cat!

The finished dog side... The pumpkin is not quite done yet, I need to add a few small decorations.

I am making a few modifications to a childs bee suit for Sam. Here he is modeling the hat - this is actually the first smile we've seen on him all weekend!

The wings:

Modeling with his pumpkins:

"Ummmm, Mom? This isn't going on my blog, is it Mom? Mom?"

In other news, we are still busy taking care of my sister's pets. We snapped this picture of Caspian playing with the bones of his victims. Sam would like to point out that we should never turn our backs on cats!

My ornamental pepper plant bloomed. I had no idea these things would bloom! I thought the flowers were rather pretty. They are only about a 1/4" in size.

We managed to get one more of the stray cats spayed - another female!

We have three more to do. The one on the far right has already been spayed. The other three still need to be done.

Sam had a very close call, too! Aaron and I thought about giving him a bath this weekend...

...but decided he could wait until he is feeling a little better!

Thank you everyone for keeping Sam in your thoughts. My little guy is still pretty sick, but every day seems a little better. I will keep you all posted!


  1. Glad to hear that he is coming along slowly but surely. We are thinking about him and wishing him the very best. Please share the recipes that you get for Sams Birthday, as Echo's is next weekend and we will have his brother too and want to make it special as well.

    Tabatha and Echo

  2. Very good news about Sam. I hope he continues to get better each day. The Halloween costume picture is wonderful. He does look very very happy!

  3. Hey there, Sam!
    What are your humans making you do...getting all dressed up like that!? We don't have halloween here, so it's all very confusing seeing you like that. (But we can see that you guys are having lotsafun!)
    Well, I hope you are feeling better soon...Those pictures of you on the couch, in the previous posts, tell it all. Poor pup!

  4. Hey Sam

    We are glad you are feeling a little better and hope you feel 100 percent soon. Love your costume, it's so cute. You shouldn't be so worried about cats, they can be your friends. Our Leo is, except at dinner time when he tries to steal ours.

    Tucker and Daisy

  5. Aw, poor Sammy. I'm sorry to hear you're still not feeling well.

    However, good to see you smiling and rockin' the bee costume. :)

  6. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh sweet Sam!!!
    Poor boy!!!
    We're sooooooooooo glad to hear you're coming better now....
    we're soooooooooo sad when you doesn't feeling well....
    you deserve only wonderful things in your life.....
    Our paws are still crossed for you and we'll continue to keep you in our prayers until you'll be ok!!!!
    Pleaseeeee....take care of you....we know your mommy and dad sure are pampering you a lot!!!
    We love your Halloween costume....
    you look soooooooooo sweet and adorable!!
    Here we don't have Halloween....but we would love celebrate it with you!!!!
    HAve a wonderful day!!
    BE strong sweet Sam!!!
    Tons of love and kisses!!!

  7. What an amazing artist you are, even with the templates! And Sam's hat is pawesome - He wears it well and looks so cute in his bee outfit! Oh Sam... GET BETTER - 100%! We think of you lots and send golden vibes out to you this morning!
    Hugs xo dear pal,

  8. Sam-
    Good to see you feeling well enough to model your halloween costume. My peeps are way behind and we haven't even bought our costumes yet.

  9. Keep getting better Sam. Maybe when you get much much better, you can get that cat on the pumpkin!

    Sam & June

  10. We're still praying for you, Sam! (And we hope you can get over the posting of those pix of you in a costume! EEeesh!)
    Way to go on the kit-cats, Mom-o-Sam!
    Play bows,

  11. Hi Sam, glad your on the mend!!! I looooove your picture's!!!! You look so handsome in that costume!! BOL!!!

    lotsa licks,

  12. Wow, the pumpkin looks great! Sorry that Sam is still feeling sick, but he makes the cutest looking bee EVER!

  13. Oh Sam! We wish we could hug you into health. Get better my friend. Your costume is fabulous, and we're glad we got to see you model it. The pumpkins are turning out wonderfully!!!!

    Thinking of you!
    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  14. Happy Birthday Sam!!! Always thinking of you lots and lots and sending get-weller wishes on this special day of yours!
    Huggers xo

  15. Sam -

    So happy to hear you are on the mends. The photos of you in your costume are giving Mom ideas. I'm not a costume lovin' dog - but she said if SAM could wear one - even when he's not feeling well - I should just "DOG UP" - whatever that means.

    Hope you continue of the road to recovery - quickly.

  16. Hope you feel better Sam! Very cute costume!!

    Elizabeth & Luna

  17. Woof! Sam - Glad you are doing fine. Mom loves to cook so she's looking forward to know your mom's recipe for your birthday. LOL with your bumble bee halloween costume - Pawesome. Great job on your pumpkins. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  18. Glad to hear Sam is feeling better each day. Hope he is all recovered soon! He looks so cute in your halloween costume!


  19. Poor Sam, we sure hope he finds his way back to good health soon - he needs to be able to celebrate his birthday AND Halloween. His costume is so cute.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  20. Sam looks adorable in his costume and we are so impressed with your dog pumpkin!!

  21. Sam you look so adorable in your Halloween costume. I hope you are well enough to celebrate your birthday soon and completely healed to trick or treat. Take care Sam!