Friday, May 31, 2019

Parrot Day for Kismet

Dam that Bird, Kismet, fooled me again!  I thought he said Parrothead like fans of Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville and I got all dressed for the party. 

                                 Thanks for being a friend
                      Traveling down our road and back again
                     Your heart is true and your a friend of mine

                                    Sweet William The Scot

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happity Hippity Hoppity Easter

Our painted card 2019

I think the bunny brought the world a basket with all the wonderful flowers blooming.

Our Lilac bush is full of flowers and the butterflies are here.
          We can smell the fragrance when we open the kitchen window.
Our Spirea flowering shrubs on the hill are in full bloom.
The delicate Blue Bells are just starting to open.
And the hundred tulip bulbs that we planted are flowering finally without hobbit stems.
We have every color of tulips.

Spring has been kind to us this year with no late frost to kill the flowers.
Wishing you the kind of Easter
That touches your heart like a prayer and blesses
your life with the gift of amazing grace.
Best wishes for a joyous Easter

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down our road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine

Sweet William The Scot

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Bad Bad Vet

I Sweet William The Scot am still not well.

See this is why I am not well!  One incision is full of  fluid.  And the other incision well we don't know what is going on.  It could still be part of the tumor or it could be a hernia or the bad vet could have sewed me up wrong.
It will need more surgery.

We found out this veterinary office turned into a VCA office.
Here is one review
Veterinary Clinics Of America Aurora VCA They charged me $3000+ to Neglect and Kill my Dog... Inexperienced!! They lack basic medical knowledge!! Aurora Illinois

They buy up retiring vets offices and put in vets out of medical schools.
They don't say Veterinary Clinics of America the clinics keep their original name and no one knows.  Which was our case.  
There are more and more of these clinics across Canada and the United States popping up.  Their home base is Los Angeles, California.

They say With VCA's hospitals 4700 compassionate veterinarians, more than 525+ board-certified specialists and 750+ animal hospitals located in 43 US states and 5 Canadian provinces, you are always in good hands.

There was no compassion to us especially leaving my dog bleeding part of the tumor in and saying don't come back we will not be taking the stitches out.
I have been to a new vet three times getting myself drained.  And I am taking three types of antibiotics.

I beg you ~ Lee begs you if your original vet has retired check and see who has the practice now.

Google all the complaints yourself look at Yelp or other review sites.
Lee says be your dogs advocate.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down our road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Sweet William The Scot

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Lee's tongue-lash·ing

I, Sweet William The Scot, have had a tumor.  We have known about it for six months.  Lee finally decided we would do the surgery even with my liver numbers being high which Lee did not know about till the morning of surgery.
Surgery was Friday morning.

My old vet the one who has been our vet and her last Scots vet well he retired and sold the practice to three women vets.

I went in at 7 a.m. at 1:15 they called and said I was awake and I could be picked up at 4.  Well Lee arrives to get me.  I am a total mess not cleaned up at all and NO DRESSING on my incision which is still bleeding and still not awake enough to walk.  Lee is not feeling good about this!

We get home Lee carries me in puts me on her bed and is cleaning me up.  Apparently three legs had to be shaved because they could not piggyback my IVWhat the fu**!  Lee is dressing my incision so I don't bleed all over her bed when she feels a lump at the end of the incision.

First Lee thinks this could be fluid and should she stick a syringe and suck off the fluid.  But as she palpitated the area is soft but pliable not like fluid.

Lee got back on the phone and hit redial and said tell that vet not to leave we were coming back in within five minutes.

The vet had taken out only part of my tumor had stitched me up with the rest of the tumor left at the end of my stitches.  Anyone with half a brain could feel it see it.
  The vet then tried to tell Lee it was a second tumor they could show her my tumor they had it seal in a bag.  Like my Lee would not want to see!  WRONG!  Lee has seen a hell of a lot of worse things than a tumor.

The vet said she could give me a local and take out the second tumor because I was still out of it enough so I got cut open again because she would not open the first incision and the rest of my tumor was taken out!  Lee wanted it also.  Lee told them to get a dressing on the incision also because I go potty outside and Lee did not want me getting infected.

In the office Lee lined the edges of my gooey tumor up!  Yep it was one tumor that had broken apart and the vet was so careless not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoiding harm or error.

Even if it had been a second tumor right at the end of the first tumor why would you stitch me back up and not take it out since I was under anesthesia.  Anesthesia is a risk in itself.

I was awake enough getting cut a second time with a local that when we left I could see my Lee was steaming mad and the vet knew to keep her dam mouth shut!

Today I would say don't travel down my road again
Till my Lee can see straight!
Lee is taking good care of me.

Sweet William The Scot 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


I, Sweet William The Scot, on our genealogy trip came home a different way.  We came upon the Village of Owensville in  Stonelick Township, Clermont County.
The first man to be called "Surgeon General" of the United States, Dr. Richard Allison lived here on a Revolutionary War military land grant, which was originally 441 acres.

We had never seen anything like it, why Troop Banners adorn both sides of the street and go both ways at the cross roads and down side streets.
Why we saw WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War.
These banners are over five feet tall.
You can go here and see each one who served from this small village.
They say Owensville is proud to honor our men and women who are or have served this country through our banner program.  There are over three hundred of these banners now.

Here is the video of the story that was on the news.
In the video you can truly see how many there are and how nice the little village looks.

Lee said look Wills how many from this rural midwest town put their lives on the line for our freedom.  It gave Lee the chills seeing the faces of so many brave souls.  We wondered how many came home to their families.
Our flag belonged to one who did not come home.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine

Sweet William The Scot

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Seuss Day

Well it's time for the Dr. Suess Book Club and here we are, all
 my non blogging friends, in the Dr. Suess Garden each with our favorite book or quote.

Now Nessa with the dirty nose who spends most of her days digging for gophers says her favorite book is Fox in Socks.
 "New socks Two Socks Whose Socks"
 because that is what her Mama says when she finds Nessa sleeping on her socks.  What dog does not enjoy a snooze on their peeps socks.

Now for my dear friend, Bentley the dapper wheaten Scot, why he says his favorite quote would be

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."
How many of us wish we just had one moment to do over. So cherish those moments and make the most of everyone that you are given I, Sweet William The Scot, says.

Now for Winslow, Bentley's baby bro, well he thinks the bestest Dr. Seuss quote would be

"To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world."

Yep our peep is our one person, our world, the one to whom we give our undeviating love.
Be kind to us for we love you so.
Are they not the cutest pair?

Now for my quote
I'm a Registered Reader Dog!

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your a friend of mine
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, February 18, 2019

Hartman Log Cabin

The Hartman Log Cabin is in Williamsburg, Ohio.
The Plaque reads
Dedicated to Christopher Hartman who emigrated from Germany in 1753 fought in the American Revolution and settled in Clermont County in 1801; to his grandson John Kirby Hartman, who purchased this site in 1838; and to their relatives and descendants. Restored by the Clermont County Park Commission in 1992.
The Hartmans were early settlers of Jackson Township an built this log home in 1838.
This was here when Lee's ancestors arrived in 1846.
The historic log cabin is available for rent for family reunions, birthday parties or holiday dinners.
We saw a lot of those quilt patterns painted on barns and house when we were on Lee's ancestry trail.
When we stopped they were putting on a new wood slat roof.
Another old stone home but see the quilt pattern painted on the work addition.
You can find a map that takes you to each one of those quilt patterns.
Lee says some day we just might go and get close up shots of them.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine

Sweet William The Scot

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sale Shop Till Lee Drops

We have a small shop not far from our home that every nook and cranny is filled to the brim with delightful seasonal things.
I, Sweet William The Scot, always have to wait at the door for Lee when she goes in.
We do not sell on Etsy but we do sell our specialty items here.
This year besides Lee's hand painted porcelain tree ornaments which customers order Lee sold these.
Little houses that shine.  Lee custom made a few to look like buyers homes.
Today feels more like Christmas it is cold and we have snow.
Christmas day was warm and we did yard work.
 We just thought we would show you all the ornaments and baubles that this specialty shop has to offer..
 All the gorgeous whatnots for the Christmas Holiday that are now 50% off.
The embellished glittery adornments. 
The sugary candy cookie tree. 
The old fashion flowery look.
This little shop is filled to the brim.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.

Sweet William The Scot

Saturday, January 5, 2019

I Went To Podunk

'Where in the world is Podunk?' A correspondent asked that question of the editors of the Buffalo, New York, Daily National Pilot in 1846, then answered himself: "It is in the world, sir; and more than that, is a little world of itself.
Yep I, Sweet William The Scot, went to Podunk.
Lee drove us over this bridge, that is not a rail across the end but a guardrail to keep you from going straight down a hill once you are over.
Do you think America needs work on it's infrastructure??
We saw a lot of these.
Yep I sure prayed there was cell phone connection out here because most places seemed to be abandoned. Is it a fixer upper or a tear downer?? 
Wonder if the landlord would look the other way on rent for the people who are not receiving a paycheck during our government shutdown??  Maybe President Trump's Make America Great Again could slap some paint here. 
I got to see cows and horses.  Why I even got to smell a fresh cowpie or a meadow muffin. Neither words are appropriate.  Why Pies and Muffins look good and taste great.  I would not taste one of those things if I was starving!  They say burning cow dung repeals mosquitos, yep I can understand that.  This city dog was repulsed that a cow could do such a thing.  Why I did not even want to leave pee mail on it for another dog to read.
Well we finally got to where we thought it was and Lee was right!
Lee had found the grave of her great great grandfather from France.
(I think my nose is still smelling the cowpies in this picture or maybe it's not I see dead people but I smell dead people)

He left France when King Louis Phillippe was overthrown and with Louis Napoleon Bonaparte election to the Second Republic.  Oh heck it was a Revolution.
But being here fifteen years later America is in a Civil War where two of his sons fought.
Lee says the line in the OUTLANDER Books "We can't be on the wrong side of history again" applies here.  Leaving a war to come to a war CRAPS!  
Yep we were on Lee's genealogy trail.
Lee are we done yet!  How far from civilization are we? 
Oh that U.S. Geological Survey says for information write the Director Washington D.C. well you had better wait awhile because the Government is in shutdown.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.

Sweet William The Scot

PS ~` Lee is three times Daughters of the American Revolution, meaning her family was here when America was still a British Colony and the fourth side came before the Civil War being here over 183 years. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019

Wishing you a year of happiness, health, and the inspiration to follow your dreams.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine

Sweet William The Scot