Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Blog Hijacker

Anyone who reads my comments section has virtually met my Auntie Norma through her colorful and chatty opinions of my posts. She is a vibrant character, life of the party, great singer, and was a knock-out back in the day. I love this picture my parents took of her on their last trip to England. Look at her, she is so full of laughter she can hardly contain herself!

Auntie Norma

At work there has been a lot of sadness. The parvo puppy we treated all week was euthanized on Monday. This disease breaks my heart. The owners of this dog picked out this puppy from a shelter - it was to be their young son's first dog. 2 days after they brought him home, he started getting sick and needed to be hospitalized. The days I cared for him, it was obvious that he was a sweet little dog, responding to affection when he obviously felt like total crap. They made the right decision to euthanize him when it was obvious he wasn't improving, but it totally sucks - they spend hundreds of dollars on him, he spent the last week of his life in an isolation ward, and now they can't get another puppy because their house is likely infected with the virus (an adult dog might be OK). Also, one our receptionists had her adorable and well-loved Yorkie escape and he was run over by a car. On Tuesday I had to euthanize a cat that the young college girl had since 5th grade. We tried for several days but I could not make him get better.

Seeing Norma's picture, imagining her laughing, and reading her comments all bring a smile to my face.

PS Montana continues to have a good month.

10 comments:

paula said...

I'm really pleased you printed this pic of aunty Norma, it totally cheered me up when your dad posted it to me .... it looks like she's almost wetting herself with laughter (sorry Norma!!). Such sad news about all the little animals that have been lost, such a shame but I'm pleased that Montana is doing well XXX

Aunty Norma said...

Looking forward to my daily read of the Blogs I was amazed at the pic.that greeted me!!! the worst picture that Beverly has ever taken of me!! why didn't you finish the story,Jenn.and tell everyone that they all made me laugh so much that (like your English Nanna Emily) I wet myself!!hahaha ..mind you if I give you all a smile I don't really mind..but I am now going round thinking "If you look like THAT,Norma..shoot yourself!" P.S. I have now had a soft perm and look tons better.Am happy about Montana now knowing that she has her good days.xx

Aunty Norma said...

ermm it's me again..may I just say thanks,Jennifer for the glowing comments about me :o) it's all true,Folks! xx

Leigh-Ann said...

I had an auntie Norma too -- she was from Scotland. Unfortunately she passed away last year, but it's always nice to be reminded of her with a happy photo of *your* aunty Norma :) I'd don't think I've ever known of another "aunty Norma" -- perhaps we could start a club ;-)

Jennifer said...

Paula and my sisters could join the Auntie Norma club!

Aunty Norma said...

hahahahaa Hey! my full name is 'Norma Jean' and NO not named after Marilyn Monroe..I was born before her :o) so who will be the President of the club and who do I send the money to? xx

Emily said...

She's done it again (hijacked the blog by her witty comments, that is).

Sorry you've had a rough week, Jenn. Me, too.

Dad said...

There were better pics on the card than that one, but but we thought you all would like to see Norma's response to the Scottish Coal Miner joke.
For t5hose that don't know it, just ask Norma to send it to you.........

Dad said...

By better pics, I meant nicer shots of Norma!! By the way, she can hardly wait to send you all the joke.

Aunty Norma. said...

Okay,okay,Eric..I can take a hint.. it's as good as a mile! I am now sending all my Fan Club the Ozzie Radio Joke sent in by the Vice President of my Fan Club (he is the one that treats everybody to a nice meal out each year) what a nice man :o)..ermm better hide all the kiddiewinks before you listen,guys. xx