Monday, October 12, 2009

Back from Montana!

Hey everyone! I'm back! So glad to be home but unfortunately as soon as I walked in the door I noticed Emma was in an asthma attack. *sigh*. I no sooner put my suitcase down then threw her in a carrier and rushed her to the vet again. They got her in the oxygen chamber and more steroid shots and after a few hours and an afternoon in the emergency vet she was stabilized. This time they sent me home with the inhaler and a chamber they made out of a toilet paper roll (the cardboard part) and a dixie cup taped to the end that will go around her nose. I'll squirt the inhaler on the other end, let it dissipate a bit and put her nose in the dixie cup. Lol! Poor thing! I will be bringing her into the regular vet Friday to see the naturopath. She is home next to me, happy and doing fine. In the meantime, here are a few fun pictures from Montana!

Downtown Whitefish.

The ranch owner's cabin right across from ours. Isn't it just adorable?

Look at beautiful scenery!

That's my brother-in-law out there trying to catch some dinner!

Isn't this store adorable? I bought a few things from here to bring home.

Me and Tank. One of their seven sweet dogs in his "show" pose. Lol!

Tank and Hemi checking out Friday morning snow!

Relax time for these two!

Squeegy and Paris. Squeegy is my niece's favorite horse at the ranch.

Friday morning snow! It was typically 25 degrees during the day at 10 or less at night! Burrrr...wasn'st ready for that.

I rode Ricki on the only trail ride we were able to get in before the cold front hit!

Big 'ol Tank sitting on our doorstep.

Coconut saying, pleassssse pet me!

Paris enjoying a ride on Surprise.

Paris and Nancy (owner of the ranch). It was just the three of us!

Turning leaves in Montana.

Paris riding the barrel.

Me and Tank again.

Sis and Tank. Tank got his fill of pictures if you can't tell. Brother-in-law was taking most of these pictures!

Me and sis! Best friends!

Good morning! Where's our treat?

One of the many beautiful deer we saw.

At a reigning event.

Ride 'em cowboy!

The horses....relaxing.

That's all for now!


Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh welcome back honey.

Those photo's are the best, I love them all. What a gorgeous place. Tank is awesome.

You and sis are so pretty.

Hey that is so sad about the asthma.

Love your sidebar pic's of your cats, some new ones by the look.

take care,

Tracey said...

Welcome Home! You have been missed, but you look like you had a great time with family. Your niece is beautiful and you and your sister look so similar. Love the scenery and the dogs!! Oh,, I want a Tank too!! Glad you were able to get some down time and spend with family.. it's soooo important. Have a good week and again,,missed you!

Tammy said...

Oh my...what a fun, fun, time you had!! But, they can keep that snow...don't want no part of it, even though I know it will be coming soon...just a fact of life here in Ohio...sigh!! are one beautiful gal!

Erin said...

I LOVE those dogs. What a neat trip.

Lisa said...

It's so fun to be with family...especially a favorite sister.:)
PS I'm in love with Tank.

Kathleen said...

Big sky Montana....I admit it. I am so jealous. Everything I love, horses, dogs, deer, and nature. Looks like you had justa super great time. And with your sister, too. Hey life dosen't get much better than this. I bet those little fur babies were thrilled to have you home. Hugs, Kathleen

Brandi said...

Oooh welcome back. Looks absolutely lovely. : D

Randi Troxell said...

beautiful pics! and awesome dogs too!

hope emma gets to feeling better... i'll be thinking of her!

Anonymous said...

You and your sis are beautiful! And the resemblance to each other is so obvious. My sis and I don't look a whole lot alike, but we're best buds too.

I adore Tank and Hemi...are they St Bernards?

Extra big hugs for Emma, poor little dear!

MJ said...

Great pictures, Michelle! You and your sis sure look alike! I would also like to know how in the world you are going to be able to put that thing on Emma's nose???!!! That is going to be a chore! Glad she was okay!

Janet said...

Wow sis, great pictures and a great story to boot! lol

Rainy Day Farm said...

So glad you had a great trip! What beautiful pictures! I love the dogs.

fairmaiden said...

Poor little mocha. I'm glad she is okay though.

Looks like a place you could live, except for the cold!!! Love those dogs. So glad you had a wonderful Autumn holiday.

fairmaiden said...

Oops, I mean Emma not Mocha. Now, I am confused. I thought mocha was your sick kitty. Emma too?

This is why you needed a holiday dearie.

Your sis and you are so pretty. How blessed you are to have each other.

Zaroga said...

Glad you had a great time... so cold though. I don't like cold :-)

Dawn said...

"good morning where's our treat" LOLOLOL! Love that.
I'm sorry about your kitty. I pray someone good was taking care of them while you were away??
I just loved all the photos.

Chrissy said...

Glad your back safe and sound,thought of you today cause I spent the whole day baking!! Talk soon,Chrissy

Heather said...

oh how i wish i had gone with you! beautiful photos. i'm totally living vicariously through you Michelle! Your poor kitty. What a horrible thing to come home to after vacation. I hope she starts getting better soon.

Sandy said...

I just found your blog! I feel so lucky! I am also a horse lover, and my brother owns a condo in Lakeside Montana. I got to go up there for the very first time a few months ago....I also got to go to Whitefish! I really loved it up there! Your vacation looked incredible! I am so glad that I found your blog! Sandy @

Priscila said...

oh my gosh...montana looks fab! Looks like u had an amazing time!
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cathleen said...

Welcome back, Michelle! All your photos are gorgeous. So sorry Emma wasn't feeling good upon your arrival home. Your sweet kitties are probably so glad their Mommy is home!

Allison said...

Oooh, I love Tank! there is a smooth coated Bernard down the street from my parent's place that caught my heart a few years ago. Oh, great pics, and love that name Squeegy!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Welcome back! A vacation starts as soon as someone cooks for me.
The pics of you and the dogs were so cute, they're much more cooperative than my cat. Our photo shoots consist of a lot of finagling with a pound of kitty treats tossed in.
I had no idea cats could get asthma.... how sad to see poor Emma with the paper roll on her little nose...better stock up on the treats, just in case. Maybe you could spray the roll with catnip.

Now that your back I've got a couple questions ( that I've been siting on....
Can you use a Moscato in the Autumn punch?

Will the apple chips say crisp?

I've got a couple Halloween candy ideas coming up, that I think you'll like.

Sweet wishes,

Patti said...

Welcome home!!! That;s so sad about Emma- I hope all goes well for both of you~ Your pics look like you and the fam had an amazing time! Can't wait to hear and see more!

Anya said...

Welcome back Michelle
I am missing alot :(
Your sis lives BEAUTIFUL :))))

I PRAY for Emma !!!!!!!!

Poor Emma we think on her :))))))

( I can not long sit behind the pc :(

Coastal Sisters said...

Michelle! Wonderful pictures my dear! I do hope Emma is feeling better!
I am trying to catch up on my Blog visits today so I am off the read the rest of your posts I missed :)