We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

4.3 LBS of Energy, February Update

Here is Sid talking to Roux.   She just loved to comb his chin hair every chance she could.  This month, Sid and Junior came down to spend Saenz's 14th birthday with us.  Both boys live in San Antonio and are financially struggling since neither have a job due to lay offs.   This economy is just not kind to 'blue collar' workers. 
Hubby was given a clean bill of health after a few tests.  Saenz, Zephyr, and I stayed outside in the parking lot when dad had to show up at 6:30 in the morning.  We had quiet the drive and could not believe how much traffic there is on the country roads now that the oil industry is DRILLING like crazy in South Texas.
We took the boys to lunch at Shorty's in Beeville after  their doctor's appointment.  Zephyr was impressed with all the animal displays there but, not so much with the quality of the food.  I have to say, I was disappointed as well and we are marking this one off our 'frequent list.'
Little Roux is growing up. This month, I tried giving her a bath in Dawn dishsoap to get rid of her fleas. Not only did it not work well but, she still smelled like a wet dog.
So I tried Listerine, and WAAAAA LAAAA! Success, those fleas just died on her pelt and then I washed her with Dawn --- no wet dawg smell.  No chemicals sprays or gels because she is just so tiny. We keep her indoors with us and until she reaches 6 lbs; I will not be allowing her around other dogs or to wander about in the yard alone. 
We put Banjo's old jacket on Roux to take a special picture for our friend Jennifer.  This week Jennifer had to put down her 15 year old Nimbi.  Nimbi was such a wonderful friend and diva that we are honoring her by dressing up.  May you find joy over the rainbow bridge Ms. Nimbi.  I am sure your sister Minki and humans Walt and Jennifer meet you there some day.

R.I.P.  Nimbi


floweringmama said...

Listerine?! I will definitely remember this!

Vickie said...

Listerine - hmmmm. that's a new one! You must be a busy lady right now - you've not been around much - hope good things will be coming your way soon!

That's a mighty cute puppy!

Sharon said...

Roux is just a little sweetie!

We don't have fleas here anymore, but with the extremely warm winter (over all) we find we are plagued with CHIGGERS!

Kids and Canning Jars said...

My darling Mel,
I just wanted you to know that I miss you in the blogging world. I hope all is well in your life....Melissa

Nekkid Chicken said...

Awe Thanks Ladies for inquiring. I am getting about much better. I am so looking forward to reading and writing more now that I am on the mend.

Hugs to you!

Yes Flowering, Listerine works (the original) and you can dilute it first with water.

I use clear nail polish on chiggers. Learned that the hard way in the military, Ms. Sharon.

Thanks Ms. Vickie, Just trying to get back to my normal.

Hey Mrs. Melissa, I am getting around much more. Yeah for proper meds. Thanks Mal

Talitha D'Andrea said...

That's funny that you used Listerine for fleas! My hubby had gotten Chiggers when he went to Florida for Firefighter training and we had tried everything out there, but only Listerine worked to get rid of them. Little Roux is soooo adorable!! :)