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Friday, December 29, 2017

Anecdote Two (With An Update On Reilly's Ear): That Time When Reilly Actually Cooperated In Getting Her Ear Medicine

Reilly's ear was itching really badly during the previous night, and Reilly therefore actually wanted the medicine for her ear that morning. She didn't even fight "Mom-Mom" on getting her ear medicine. Of course, she went back to putting up fights in subsequent medicine-receiving sessions (and Camille ran into her crate as usual, as she's still convinced that "Mom-Mom" will give her the ear medicine at some point).

As for today, Reilly has a vet appointment to see whether she still has to get the ear medicine for her most-recent ear infection. She may also be diagnosed with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and/or Chronic Otitis Externa, as "Momma" has asked "Mom-Mom" to ask the vet about that (and unfortunately will not surprised if "Mom-Mom" does not ask about that based on her answer 馃檮); and would not be surprised if she does have at least Chronic Otitis Externa

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Preview Of the Next Post: A Few Anecdotes About Reilly and Camille


Two of the anecdotes can be summed up as follows:
  1. On Wednesday, "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" noted that Reilly and Camille were together and apparently plotting something ("What are you plotting?") after "Mom-Mom" saw Camille in the family room and observed, "Camille, you're looking might guilty."
  2. Reilly actually cooperated with getting her ear medicine during the most-recent time for her to get the ear medicine.
PS In case anyone missed these earlier:




Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Stubborn Camille Still Does Not Want To Play A Variation Of "Find The Treat [Or Toy] Under The Blankie"

Having been able to get some Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for Reilly and Camille, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" was able to get a collapsible bowl which she forget is a bowl. She thought that it was a Frisbee, then she checked because she thought that she remembered that it might actually be a bowl. So came a variation of "Find The Treat [Or Toy] Under the Blankie" into her head when she tried to figure out what to do with it, since using it as a Frisbee would not be feasible.

Stubborn Camille still refuses to try to lift up the bowl with her paw or nose to get the treat or toy. Basically, she'll try for a few minutes then want "Auntie Nicole" to lift the bowl for her. She'll even get aggressive with Reilly despite that she knows that "Auntie Nicole" is Reilly's "Momma" and does want her dogter to be hurt. Even this morning, she gave Reilly an intimidating stare and puffed up her tail as well as put her tail to the right—she was quite happy to intimidate Reilly, notwithstanding "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma"'s warnings to be nice to Reilly—and notwithstanding that Reilly still has an ear infection and isn't feeling as well as she could, by the way. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Update On Reilly

As one may have been able to tell by some pictures alone, Reilly had a rough day on Friday with an ear infection and a Lyme's Disease vaccine booster. Today, per "Auntie Michelle", she was shaking because her leg was hurting due to the vaccine (and there can still be slight pain at the site with any vaccine after 24-48 hours; and her White Shaker Syndrome has been noted by the vet and is common for her breed, as the Maltipoo is a Maltese-Poodle hybreed¹.

(She also had some other stressors throughout the day.).

As for the ear infection, as "Momma" witnessed, it's healing despite that Reilly is not happy about getting medicine for it. Meanwhile, Camille had to be convinced that she was not going to be getting any medicine—"Auntie Nicole" had to explain that Camille had no reason to try to jump off of her lap and run because she didn't have an ear infection for which she needed medicine!

Nonetheless, Reilly is doing generally well despite the vaccine-site pain and the ear infection (and the other stressors of the day)—and despite that she was a bit sleepy.



¹Contraction of "hybrid" and "breed" (which "Momma" probably didn't coin, and she'd be surprised if she did coin it.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

More of Reilly's New Eardoo, And Incidental Notes




By the way, isn't this picture reminiscent of two other pictures (among other pictures)?

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Also by the way:


  1. ¡Feliz D铆a de Cristobal Col贸n 525o de ¨Mam谩¨ y Reily Rosalita 谩 t铆 y tus familias y amigos!
  2. "Momma" hates to think that she at least partly may have caused Reilly's otitis externa, and Reilly has to be as frustrated with "Momma" as "Momma" is with not getting clear answers about a certain subject.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Next Post, Part One: The Grooming Appointment For October, More Amusing Encounters, Etc..


  1. For Reilly, the grooming appointment was relatively uneventful expect for when she barked at "Miss Molly"'s kitties. For Camille, however...let's just say that one of "Miss Molly"'s puppies tried to dominate poor Cam!
  2.  There were two other encounters that amused "Momma", one of which was with a puppy whom became afraid because she smelled Reilly's scent on "Momma"'s hand!
  3. One of the happenings that wasn't amusing: Reilly spent her Columbus Day with having to go to the vet and getting diagnosed with otitis externa in her right ear. By the way, Reilly thanks everybody whom's been praying for her in general—whether or not they knew about the ear infection. Also by the way, Reilly has a new eardoo.




Reilly has a supportive "Auntie Michelle" and may have even tried to give "Auntie Michelle" a hint about something in turn!


Monday, October 9, 2017

Columbus Day Card From Reilly


PS "Momma" used a picture of Reilly from yesterday because Reilly has otitis externa ☹ (and she was not in the ocean blue!).

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Belated Shabbat Sukkot 5777 Card

L'Shabbat Sukkot Shalom u'Mevorakh. Shabbat Sukkot, 16 Tishrei 5777.



For some reason, by the way, Powerpoint did not save the background to the card as part of the picture. Reilly and Camille had their picture taken for the card after their grooming appointment, meanwhile.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Preview Of the Next Post: Grooming Appointment For October (Pending), Two Amusing Encounters, Etc..


  1. Reilly and Camille are going to see "Ms. Molly" this afternoon and get their monthly to bimonthly grooming (maybe in time for a Shabbat Sukkot card? 馃檪)
  2. Two encounters that Reilly had with other puppies recently amused an observant "Momma": one encounter was with Shelby, and one was with a puppy whom "Momma" had to assure that Reilly was not around at the time just before the encounter occurred—as he was afraid to let jealous Reilly's "Momma" give him scritches!
  3. Other happenings here and about have occurred, and "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" will try to write about some of those.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Autumn From Reilly!





PS Poor Cam couldn't be in the card, as she had to go to the vet and had a fever due to a possible UTI 馃檨. She is doing better now, though, and has a follow-up appointment tomorrow 馃檪! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Why Does "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" Make So Many Cards With Reilly And Camille?

The short answer is, "Why not?" The long answer includes that:


  1. So far, Reilly is "Momma"'s only child in any sense—whether a fur child or a human child—and firstborn "dogter".
  2. Having updated pictures of Reilly and Camille for "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" to share with others gives "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole"—among, admittedly, other things¹— a chance to share holidays' and other occasions' greetings on behalf of herself, Reilly, and Camille.
  3. At least somebody has to love holidays' and other occasions' greetings from (or at least on behalf of) Reilly and Camille.
By the way, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" plans to make a "Happy Autumn" card for everyone (including September babies and half-year babies whom saw the last card) that's a joint "Happy Autumn Shabbat" card.

诇砖讘转 讘专讗砖 讛住转讬讜 讟讜讘讛 诇讻讜诇诐 诪"讗诪讗" 讜专讗讬诇讬!

(Happy Beginning Of Autumn Shabbat From "Momma" and Reilly!)

¹ Including :
  1. Writing fodder—as photography and cardmaking are visual forms of writing (since, after all, "a picture speaks 1,000 words"), as opposed to phonetic writing (Even hybrid forms of visual and phonetic writing—i.e., "videophonetic"(?) writing—such as hieroglyphics fall into the category of phonetic writing as one of the categories by which they can be classified. By the way, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" found out Reilly's and Camille's first names in hieroglyphics—though given that Ancient Egypt generally worshipped cats, this maybe would not amuse Reilly or Camille.
  2. For family, friends, and others to be among the people whom see them (Who could resist wanting to have Reilly as a "dogter", for example and by the way?). Also, "Momma" did send one card to someone early once; so, she occasionally likes making special cards.

Briefly To Foray Into That World Known As Misbehaving...

Camille decided that refusing to come out of her crate while she had a toy with a squeaker in it was acceptable (By the way, the recordings are mostly-audio recordings, which were made on my cellphone.).






Incidentally, here are some (taken-on-my-cellphone) pictures of Reilly and Camille with their new toys—which were not intentional Yom Teru'ah gifts, I should add—and in case anyone's wondering, Camille's growling, barking, etc. were not teru'ot l'Yom Teru'ah—sounds (teru'ot) forYom Teru'ah 馃槈.










Thursday, September 21, 2017

L'Erev Teru'ah Tovah!



Hopefully, Yom Teru'ah 5777 will be a better Yom Teru'ah than Yom Teru'ah 5776 was—at least for "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole"! As for Reilly and Camille, they started off their Yom Teru'ah celebrations with peanut butter for (relatively) cooperating in taking pictures—so, Reilly's and Camille's 'Erev Teru'ah 5777 has been a Mo'ed Teru'ah l'teru'ot simchot—and Reilly got an extra treat because she patiently waited for "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" to get Camille into the picture and move in order for Camille to look directly at "Auntie Nicole" instead of be distracted by "Mimi"!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Planned Book On Camille, When "Mimi" Doesn't Spend Enough Time With Camille, Etc..

With the second edition of Reilly's book out, "Momma" gave away another copy (and as she's said, she really is working on trying to become an author)—and she polled to see if people would read a book on Camille (and "Auntie Nicole" made the giveaway a "no vote, no entry" one).The results are as follows:

If Nicole Czarnecki were to write a book on Camille, would you buy or try to win it?

Yes76%
No2%
More likely than not16%
More unlikely than likely5%


Incidentally, "Auntie Nicole" fails to understand why anyone who wouldn't read the book on Camille would enter the giveaway but for a few reasons such as:

  1. He or she likes trying to get free books, maybe even—in this case—to resell it offline if it's a paperback book, e.g.—and yes, there really are people whom hate "Auntie Nicole" that much (notwithstanding that, e.g., Reilly is currently napping by her "Momma"—at least some sentient creature loves "Momma" on a consistent basis, compared to even many fellow human sentient creatures in her life). If he or she also tried to get the book to resell it, or—on the other hand—get it just to make fun of it and/or have his friends make fun of it, that would not surprise Reilly's "Momma"—even "Mom-Mom" and "Auntie Michelle" made fun of it at first. 
  2. He or she is a big fan of Reilly and not Camille—poor Camille. 馃檨
  3. He or she wants to get a free book for a friend.
Meanwhile, "Auntie Nicole" can relate in filial and non-filial ways to Camille's filial pain—even "Mimi" doesn't spend enough time with Camille (Who shouldn't own a puppy, by the way "Mom-Mom"? Even "Mom-Mom" has acknowledged that "Mimi" doesn't prioritize Camille as much as she should, and how hurtful "Mom-Mom" can be only adds to when "Momma"'s Jirish temper can be affected.). As a result of "Mimi" not prioritizing Camille as much as she should, Camille can get sleepy and feel depressed—and as recently as Sunday, this happened—and Cam wakes, perks, and lights up when "Mimi" comes into the room to actually spend time with her and, e.g., puts that darn Kindle or laptop down for once—even under guilt of being teased that, e.g., "Auntie Nicole" will become Cam's "Momma" if "Mimi" doesn't come downstairs from a long-enough nap to spend time with Cam.

In a similar way, "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma"'s loneliness and confusion re what exactly Camille's possible "uncle" and Reilly's possible "Daddy" wants continues to affect una noche oscura del alma en parte de su vida—a dark night of the soul in part of her life—as she is trying to be patient and wait on God to have Reilly's possible "Daddy" reach out to her—and patience in general is all the harder for a person with OCD/Anxiety, Depression, and ADD to learn.

How fitting, by the way, that a converso coined that term!

Monday, February 20, 2017

When Reilly Brings Out An Ugly Side—e.g., The Jirish Temper—Of "Momma"

Give how Reilly caused a panic attack yesterday; take that she got into the bathroom trash again today and got "Momma" into trouble for it—this notwithstanding that "Auntie Michelle" left the bathroom door open again and that Reilly knows better; and add your understanding of the panic attack and trouble because of "Auntie Michelle" and "Reilly" to, e.g., the comments that maybe "Momma" shouldn't have a puppy because of C.P., etc—not to mention that she "shouldn't have kids" because Reilly can bring out, e.g., an irritably and a Jirishtemper to simmer, well, and/or flare up in her—and you will understand why "Momma" is less strong for Reilly than she can and needs to be. You will also understand why that Jirish temper quite a bit more often simmers, wells, and/or flares up in her.

By the way and just to clarify, "Momma" has never hit or otherwise abused Reilly.



*✡️ and ☘️

Sunday, February 19, 2017

"Momma"'s Near Panic Attack (Still Occurring As Of 1:58 PM EST), Trying To Take A Quiz, Etc..

Because of Reilly's barking and wanting scritches while "Momma" was taking scritches during a quiz for an online class which is taking, "Momma"—not withstanding that she did give Reilly scritches and persisted when Reilly wanted more scritches and had to wait to get more scritches after the quiz—got especially frustrated when Reilly barked and had no help from "Mom-Mom" despite that the quiz was timed for 60 minutes and "Momma" couldn't just get up to get the spray bottle—with"Mom-Mom" in fact categorically refusing to help "Momma" when "Momma" asked for help (something like, "I'm not doing that"—i.e., using the spray bottle or rolling Reilly over. "Mom-Mom" was also causing distracting noise by vacuuming after cleaning out the pellet stove—so, that really didn't help!)

...2:07 going into 2:08 PM, by the way, still has "Momma" having an audible heart rate, needing to really inhale for breath, etc. (2:09 PM, and Reilly is barking loudly again, and Cam is, too—still no rolling over or spray bottle, and let's see if "Mom-Mom" actually carries out her ultimatum to use the muzzle! 2:11, and like "Mom-Mom"'s simply telling Reilly, "Quiet", etc. is helping as Reilly continues to bark, stopping and starting—and 2:12 PM, and Reilly starts barking again as Camille barks! "Mom-Mom"'s closing the window is not helping, by the way!...

Does "Momma" really need to really emphasize, by the way, why she needs a helpmate for herself and a "Daddy" for Reilly, by the way? Is asking Reilly's possible "Daddy" to reach out to "Momma" too much—especially as her heart rate remains high (and reminiscent of when she had to go to the ER because "Auntie Michelle" scared her and effected her heart rate to go up to 133 beats per minute in later 2013, bruxism flared up, etc.?

By the way (at 2:17 PM), "Mom-Mom" finally got the spray bottle for "Momma" in case Reilly barks again—and "Momma" almost had to use it at 2:18 PM! Also, the spray bottle continues to be on standby for use as of 2:21 PM, and "Momma"'s ITB Pump hurt for a while at 2:21 PM due to an IBS flareup, the near panic attack, and stress now!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Reilly Could've Committed Negligent "Matricide" Today, And A Could-Be-Missed Opportunity?

For Reilly to be a loving "granddogter" to her "Mom-Mom" was fine for her, and to almost kill "Momma" today seemed better—this time, Reilly's getting the pink leash stuck in the crate entailed getting it stuck and tangled in one of the wheels to the point at which the cart is still basically rendered unhelpful for "Momma"—and Camille started it by running off of the porch while "Auntie Nicole" was going to get Reilly's leash unstuck from one being wrapped around on the sides of the cart.

"Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" ended up having to crawl on the ground to get back in the house (and roll over each of the girls and ask "Who rules?"), hold the girls' leashes while she crawled, and hold her left shoe and wait to put it on until she got onto the porch. Meanwhile, the left foot being bare (as has frequently happened when the right foot has been bare due to, e.g., Reilly not waiting for "Momma" as she climbs up the stairs) was the usual insulting reminderand of course without the hopeful side of the whole insult-to-injury ordeal. Of course, "Reilly's 'Momma'" remains the answer to the question of who misses an opportunity if "Momma" does decide to give up on waiting on Reilly's possible "Daddy".

Speaking of risk-and-reward and cost-and-benefit-analysis, by the way, that's part of why "Momma" tried to get the leash out of the cart wheel for as long as she could—the mud on her pant knees, shoes, and coat sleeves demonstrate that she had to take the dreaded risk of getting down on the ground and crawling instead of continue to try to get the leash out of the wheel and then instead of maneuver the cart with only three wheels available. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

"Momma"'s Exhaustion Again & Sweet Reilly, More Bathroom-Trash Antics, Excitement Over A Treat, And Still Waiting On Reilly's "Daddy"

Here's the promised post:


  1. "Momma" fell asleep briefly on the floor last night because she had a headache, fatigue, and a need to lay down last night. She was going to take Reilly upstairs a few minutes after Reilly went "potty", and a few minutes turned into a few hours. Laying by her feet that whole time, meanwhile and as she saw when she woke up, was Reilly.
  2. When someone else left the bathroom door open by mistake, only later did "Momma" catch that Reilly had taken the open door as an invitation to play with the bathroom trash—for which "Momma" scolded Reilly!
  3. As for this morning, something else excited Reilly—that something else was one of her favorite kinds of treats, and it got her excited enough to the point that she could've choked on the first treat alone—and "Mom-Mom" had to help calm her down!
  4. Meanwhile, "Momma" stayed up late on Thursday again still wondering and heartbroken for her and Reilly's sakes—and as "Momma" stated, she's is still waiting on Reilly's "Daddy" and wanting to know what the possible one wants 馃挃. If he is who she thinks he is, she wants to tell him that he doesn't have to be afraid to reach out to her—after all, Reilly wants to meet him 馃檪


Short Preview of the Next Post: "Momma"'s Exhaustion Again & Sweet Reilly, More Bathroom-Trash Antics, Excitement Over A Treat, And Still Waiting On Reilly's "Daddy"


  1. A slight cold catches up to "Momma" as Reilly lays by her feet, and blessing oil becomes a defiant treat.
  2. When someone leaves the bathroom door open by mistake, Reilly takes it as a play-with-the-bathroom-trash invitation.
  3. Let's just say that Reilly got very excited over one of her favorite treats this morning and almost choked.
  4. Of course, as usual, part of why "Momma" often stays up too late and often her and Reilly's detriment is still waiting on Reilly's "Daddy" and wanting to know what the possible one wants 馃挃.