Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blind Dog

Well, our small fat, watermelon-shaped dog lost a lot of weight, so I took him to the vets - turns out the poor thing has diabetes.  I get to give him insulin injections 2x a day, plus he has special food.  Turns out he's gotten cataracts that came on very quickly too, so he's unable to see.  When he has to go out to potty, I snap my fingers low along in front of him to show him where he can safely walk without running into stuff.  

From everything I've read, dogs will adapt to being blind, varying from a short time to up to three months. 

For exercise I am going to take him on a walk a couple times a day - which is good for me also. 

Hubby was all for "one shot - either me or the doc" fix for Rocket, but I nixed that - I said that if Rocket was put down, then I'd bring home the baby kitten that was for free at the vet's office. LOL that went over like a lead balloon! 

Here is what is happening in our county: 

The 2012 Bay City Bull Blast will be held October 20th at 7pm. The Bull Blast is presented by the Matagorda County Fair Association. This year they will feature 30 Championship Bull Riders, Mutton Bustin' and Junior Steer Saddling.

With your ticket purchase you'll also have the opportunity to dance to the sounds of the Sour Mash Band that starts playing at 9pm.

For ticket information call 979-245-2454 or visit  Adult tickets are $15 in advance - $18 at the door. Children tickets $7 in advance $10 at the door.

If you've never seen Mutton Bustin', you're missing out on a treat! It's where the kids (usually 60 lbs and under) get on a sheep, and ride. 

That idiot that was saying he was going to kill schoolkids and stuff a couple of years ago - here is some new info on him.  Turns out the guy was a SUBSTITUTE TEACHER also! 

Paul Nolan May, the individual convicted of making terroristic threats against our children and teachers is eligible for parole. Just weeks ago May plead guilty to 12 counts of terroristic threat. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison.  Due to his receiving time served credit for his time spent in county jail awaiting trial, Paul May is already being considered for parole.

At the time of his crime the Bay City community pulled together, living in fear, yet refusing to let a terrorist win. Many children continued to attend school even though there had been multiple threats, bomb threats, and the distraction of national news media invading the campus.

Paul May's parole is not automatic. Paul Nolan May will have to appear before the Parole Board who will also consider the input from victims and people of the community. The board wants to hear from citizens and they've made it easy to contact them.  You can fax, email or snail mail the Parole Board about this individual. Be sure to include his name and State ID Number in your communication. 

Paul Nolan May State ID# 08763442;

Send your email to

Snail mail:
TDCJ, Victim Services Division
8712 Shoal Creek Blvd, Ste. 265
Austin, Texas 78757-6899

Or Fax: 512-452-0825


  1. Diane:
    Sorry to hear about your doggie.
    When I was a kid, we had a beagle that also developed cataracts, but we also had a German Shepard that used to "herd" the beagle around, so that was fine until she passed at the ripe old age of 16.
    Tell hubs you can also ALWAYS bring home a seeing-eye dog for Rocket...maybe TWO?
    (Border Collies work well)

    Mutton-busting...LMAO...that is cool (and kinda wild at the same time). But it keeps kids off the streets, right?

    As to that parole?
    Are they freaking kidding you people???
    Tell you...things like THIS are why I can't sit on a jury.
    That perp would be in a very dark AND deep place (for-EVER) if I were running that system.

    Good post.

    Stay safe (and mutton-free) down there.

  2. As much as I'd like to go see the mutton-busting, that's really the only thing at the Bull Blast that I enjoy watching.. so we will probably skip it.

    The dog is learning how to get about without being able to see, and he doesn't seem to mind getting insulin injections. Turns out it's not so hard to give a shot.