Sunday, February 1, 2015

Colours for Feburary

 Teddy is recovering nicely. His thyroid levels are back to normal and his fur is growing back nicely. He has now joined the pack in the house after being away from them for the past six weeks with a badly broken front leg. If you remembered in a past post he was hit by a car in mid December. He walks with a slight limp and hopefully it will become less noticeable when it becomes fully healed.
 Look at the love in his eyes as I take this photo!
 Pride of Dominica  aka Bois Caribe (sabinea carinalis) has just finished blooming.

I am so in love with this shrub. I have to thank Maureen Farmer from Floraterra  Nursery who sold me this plant.

 Albert Greenberg waterlilies surround a tiny Dauben.
Kalanchoe even though neglected have managed to put on a show.
 Clerodendron quadriloculare is now blooming

A special thank you to some very special people who follow my blog, Nick Morgan, Rachel Ramphal, Meta Reifer and Jane Price who have always inquired about my dogs especially Sandy and Teddy.  Jane I haven't heard from you recently and I hope all is well with you. Teddy is recovering nicely and has to go back to the vet in March. He is still on thyroid medication which will be reduced next month and another blood test will be taken when finished. We have become very creative on how to administer his medicine. He is very suspicious when we give him chunks of meat with the medication hidden in it. He has started chewing the chunks and then shaking his head until the tablet drops out. So when all else fails hubby whips out his precious Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream and drops the pill in. Teddy has no problem with this sweet treat. This dog is just too smart for me.  Have a great week folks.


  1. Hi Helen,

    Can't tell you how happy I am that Teddy is doing so well. He has been in my prayers. Will keep him there -- also dear Sandy.
    I've had trouble posting; don't know why. It just won't go. After two trys, I give up. Wanted to give you my opinion on your pond: BEAUTIFUL!!! Of course, it was beautiful when it had the leak, too.
    Your gardens are always so gorgeous. They look especially good, since the hard freeze got just about everything green in my neck of the woods.

  2. Oh Helen, it's so nice to read that Teddy is doing much better and has rejoined the pack.
    He is a darling.
    I know Chuck is spoiling him with more treats than ice cream!!!
    Love all your beautiful garden blooms, but am definitely coming over for a heliconia that one.


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