Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
NOOOOO! Not again. I do the best I can to bandage it up, putting gauze in between the toe since it is folded over again. Call the vet. He says, just keep her calm and bring her back in the morning. I really can't believe this is happening again.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
It seems I have been doing a lot of walking down memory lane these days. The one year anniversary of Dixie's death is coming up, plus I have been feeling super guilty about not telling more about my beloved Brett and his passing. But that is another story for another day.
Anywho, my Dixie didn't fetch slippers for sure, but she had a special treatment for my slippers. I was super excited when I got these new fuzzy slippers on Christmas. Imagine my surprise when I got out of bed and couldn't locate said slippers. I get up to let the dogs out anyway to see not only one, but both of my new slippers laying out in the backyard! I'm sure she was disappointed in the slippers when she kept chomping on them and no sound was being released!
My Dixie girl was known for her love of the stuffies. She would have them strategically placed in the back yard and grab them on a run for the fence. Then she would proceed to shake them and squeak them like no tomorrow. I believe she was trying to show the animals in the woods what she would do to them if they every came in her yard. Of course, the only ones who didn't listen, were the dumb rabbits. We never had any other animals inside the fence. Guess she showed them, huh?
She spent her 7 years with us protecting us from the critters of the forest. So when she passed, my husband buried her on the outside of the fence. Thanks for sharing a sweet memory...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
I will have some framed shadow boxes made from copies of antique photos and such, belly bands, poop bags, photo mugs, travel dog beds and some collar accessories. I also have copies some of my old images onto fabric and made a few pillows. I hope to get a couple of tote bags made as well. Here is my dilemma, what should I call myself? Some of you follow my other blog, Mad Red Hare, and I was debating about using that. Any ideas?
Monday, September 5, 2011
On a happier note. I got to see my Bluto today! Some of my follwers might remember him from when I fostered him and dog sat for him before his family got too busy for him. If there are any of you out there who don't think these dogs remember you, I would disagree with you. He took one look at me, jumped up, put his front legs on my shoulders and gave me his signature hug. To say I was glad to see him too, would have been an understatement. We visited for a while. This included him laying in my lap. But I loved every second of it!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
On August 21, we got a new foster pup. Meet Annie. She makes number 16 for us. Fosters, that is. Annie, Annie-bananie, Annie-Mae, Little Bits & Pieces. Those are just a few of her pet names. She just turned 3 in February and weighs in at 54 pounds. A little bitty thing. She developed seizures a couple of months ago. Since being on her med though, she has never had another one. This picture is of her cuddling with my daughter, Megan.
Buddy went to a different foster home and they may even keep him. Now, don't get me wrong, I loved the Bud-ster. But I was having such a hard time making the decision to keep him, that I think it just wasn't meant to be. Well, for now anyway. If he comes back though, he most likely will never leave again!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
On another note, my foster Buddy left to go to a different foster home. We had to switch dogs around this weekend to find out if one of our hounds would be good as an only dog. The family that currently has Buddy has had their eye on him for a while now. It would be a wonderful home for him. I do miss him though. I have told the family, if he comes back again, he most likely will not leave!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
This picture was taken right after Dixie came home. Not only are we celebrating Tom's 8th anniversary of becoming a family member, the 21st would have been Dixie's 11th birthday.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Tom and Sadie are taking a break from heat. It is so hot here in Southern Indiana! You might as well give up watering your plants, cause they are dying even if you do. The dogs run out to potty and come right back in and pass out.
We had a little house guest over the weekend. Her name was Annie and her foster mom went out of town for the weekend. I didn't get any photos of her, but she is Sadie's twin. Sadie seemed to like her okay, but it was really too hot to play outside. At one point, they were laying on the dog bed together. Maybe Sadie liked her because she went home after 2 days!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
We have a house guest, Felicia. She came last Thursday and will leave next weekend. What a sweetie. I was able to get this picture of her tonight. She looks so sweet and innocent. Went to let her out to potty and she decides at 11:30 p.m. to take a swim in the pond in the backyard! Who would have thought?
Friday, June 24, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Some of you might also remember my story about Bluto and his battle with Lyme's disease. GREYT news there! Bluto is back to him old happy self again! They say he went back to the vet's office and was giving his signature hugs out! I am so happy about that!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
He still can't come back here until he gets his staples removed and goes back to Louisville for a recheck. Meanwhile, he is about 30 minutes from here. It seems he is being such a good sport and is tolerating spending much of his time in his kennel. The lady who is taking care of him said he wanted to lay out in the yard in the sun. She grabbed her lawn chair cushion and laid there with him. The things we do for these hounds! I feel bad for him because he loves to be outside. But, to get him healed up, he has to remain clam. No stairs, no furniture and no running.
I kept thinking he would be coming back any day now. But in all reality, it will probably be next week. So, I am going to visit Buddy tomorrow. I miss that big ole goofy boy!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Meet Felicia. Next weekend, she will be coming for a sleepover. She was adopted about 2 months ago and is currently an only dog. She is super sweet and I can't wait for her to stay with us. She is shy, like my Tom. She just turned 8 years old and this family is her first real family! She was a brood mom. Not sure how many litters she produced. Her family loves her so much and she has a wonderful home. But I'm sure glad she will be with us this weekend.
People look at me like I'm crazy when I say I miss having the 3rd dog around. Heck, at one point a couple of months ago, we had 5 dogs here.
If you have followed me for a while, you might remember Bluto. He recently became very ill. This time last week, he was knocking on death's door. Finally after almost 10 days of being seriously ill, his blood work came back positive for Lyme's disease. This guy has been through so much, I was just about heart broken thinking that he wouldn't make it. He is on the mend, finally. He could still use lots of white light and positive thoughts.
Buddy continues to improve. He is on very restricted activity and is being a very good boy. Not sure when he will be able to come back here, but I miss that goofy guy too!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
No stitches on the outside, just suture adhesive. The stitches on the inside will disolve on their own. Bruising is starting to appear today. I hear he is on some good pain meds though, so hopefully he won't be too uncomfortable. I feel so bad for him, I know he is confused. He has been with me since September. Hopefully since I didn't take him to the vet and am not poking pills down, he will be glad to see me. Here is a picture of Buddy's butt today. Hopefully with his brindle markings, the scarring won't be too noticeable once the hair comes back in.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The lady that took him on the home visit asked me if I thought Buddy was straining when he was pooping. Well, I thought about it. He poops a lot, but I really don't watch him. I mean, give a guy some privacy! So anyway, they decided to take him into the vet for a look see.
Ummm, excuse me! You are going to do WHAT???
In the meantime, they were watching Buddy do the number 2 and found that he had these bulges back by his tail. So he goes to the vet on Monday and after a very thorough exam, they find that Buddy has a perineal hernia. Click HERE for description and photo of an extreme case.
I am just worried sick about my boy. He will be going to Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists in Louisville, Kentucky (about 90 minutes from here). There were not vets in our area that were experienced enough to do the surgery. The president of our local adoption group will be taking him there for a consult. But he will most likely be having surgery. This is a huge expense for our group. The low ball figure is $1700.00 for this surgery. Good thing we just had a pretty successful fundraiser!
So if you would say a little prayer for my Budster on Monday, I would appreciate it!
Friday, May 13, 2011
It appears that he has a condition called Malignant Hyperthermia. Click HERE to read more info. So, factor in his kidney issues, we know that we can't put him under inhaled anesthesia again. So, keep your paws crossed that he can make it the rest of his life not needing any type of major surgery. If he does, we are kind of screwed.
Being a picky eater too, I am now faced with being creative to get his meds in him. He figured out that the meat balls from canned food had pills in them. This morning, he took them in pill pockets. Let's hope I can keep him fooled.
Needless to say, I had a pretty scary day yesterday...I am kind of spent.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Anyway, she gets the leash out and I am super excited! Then, like always, I get in the van the shakes come over me. I mean, I like to go, but I just get so nervous. But I always get the sympathy at the vet 'cause my nails click on the tile. You know they feel sorry for me and toss a cookie my way. Man, the things you do for a treat!
So, I heard them say that after they get the results back from the blood they stole from me, I might be getting a dental! WHAT??? Then I heard them say something about while I was out, they would take care of a few other things. I like my bumps, why do they need them?
So we finally get out of there...man they were putting things in the out door, if you know what I mean. I come home to my yard and there's mom following me. Sheesh, they were doing that at the vet. Can't a guy take a leak in peace? I mean, they got my blood, why do they need my pee? Well, I guess we will find out next week what fun I get to have next!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I must say, if anyone is flying a pet anywhere, I would highly recommend Continental Airlines. They have been so helpful during this whole process. The man at the Quikpak cargo desk at Chicago was so nice. He helped me get the kennel out of the van and into the terminal. He was so nice when I was standing there blubbering like a fool too. Gave me his direct number to his desk so I could call and make sure the plane got off. He told me he would keep Jax with him in the office until the last possible minute. When I did call back, he gave me all the details about how he behaved in his kennel while he was there with him. Reassured me that they do this everyday and that he was in good hands. Super, super nice guy. Also told me that the other airlines that I got quotes from (like $2,000) would turn around and fly him with them anyway. I was able to track him. See what time he was put on the plane, what time he got to the next stop, when he went on the next plane. Also, when he got to Honolulu, they told me when he went to animal quarantine. The only thing that would have been better,was streaming live video!
So after all of you who have followed this story, thanks for your support.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Don't let that face fool you! He loved he hat!!!
Although, he was a little exhausted from all the excitement...
He finally decided to get up and eat his cake! Happy birthday my silly goofy boy, you have come a long way in 7 years!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Anyway, please keep your fingers, toes, paws and everything else crossed that this works out for the family and they will soon be sending for Jax. The mom told me that her and the kids are flying out on Valentines day and as soon as they purchase some furniture and other necessities, they will get him on a plane.
I still miss my Dixie girl...