Saturday, February 12, 2011


Went to a wonderful event today. A local Pet Food Store had a get together called "Meet the Breed and Fall in Love". Not just greyhounds, but all kinds of dogs were there. Got to see my buddy Dave-O. Dave-O holds the record as a foster at my house. He was here for 9 months! I am so glad I got to see him and get some good kisses.
There was a fellow greyhound owner there with her newly adopted girl. They adopted this senior brood momma last October. (For the life of me, the name escapes me) They had lost both of their greys within 3 months of each other to osteo. Now why does it seem that this demon cancer follows some families? She told us today that in December this lovely senior lady had a nipple that was bleeding. Turns out it was breast cancer. They removed the tumor and said they got good margins, things were looking up. A couple of weeks later she started the dreaded limp. Yep, you guessed it, she has osteo. I had to walk away, I almost started crying...why? Will they ever find a cure for this demon cancer?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just When You Think You Are Dealing With It...

I asked yesterday when I was preparing the dogs breakfast, "where is Dixie's bowl?" It will be 3 months ago tomorrow, I lost my girl.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Leavin' on a Jet Plane...hopefully

Well, my friends, I just haven't been too motivated to post much lately. For those of you that follow my "dog blog" know that I have had an extra dog here since August. His name is Jax. You would have to read the earlier posts to know the whole story and it is way to long to go into it here. Anyway, I got word last week that his family finally has a house in Honolulu and will take possession of this house on February 15th! This picture was taken out of the window of the plane we were on when we went to Maui in 2009. This is the big island as we had to switch planes there.

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...