Saturday, February 21, 2015

Some Odds and Ends......

I have some pictures that didn't fit a category really so I thought I'd post them together today. I have a bunch of adoption pics , since the start of the year, but these come first......
Last weekend our friend Michelle took Onyx home for the weekend. She was having such a good time with her dog , Jake, that she decided to foster her for the whole week. We had tested Onyx and Jake together and they really liked each other......still do!!!
Hanging out on the balcony!!!

Jake and Onyx posing!!!
One of our other adopters , Vanda, sent me a pic of her two.  As you can see Hudson and Murray really don't get along!!! I think these two are joined at the hip!! 


Hudson and Murray.....those crazy boys!!!
 This picture of Gunter just made me laugh.....apparently he doesn't like it when Yi leaves for work!!!
Oh Gunter!!!!
I wanted to put in a couple of B-Day pics too!! I went and bought myself some flowers on the 15th.....a bargain.My friend Cyndii made me these beautiful cupcakes....most of them gluten free and ingredients like carrots and pineapple. Lizzy liked them too!!!!



Lizzy and TJ in cupcake form!!!
Almost lost my hand there!!!
Have a wonderful weekend......
See you soon!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day........

Today is Valentine's Day and also my birthday. That's all great , but today is Lizzy's birthday too!!! When I adopted her 7 years ago, I knew she was born in February so it just seemed logical we share the same day. If you told me seven and one half months ago that  she would make it to today......I don't know if I would have believed that. She was so sick. After her surgery more that 6 months ago when they said she wouldn't live for more than 6 months, I started counting everything by the holidays, she feels good on Thanksgiving, going strong Christmas and New Years......she made it to her birthday.......I actually am so happy for everyday with her.....don't know how many those are, but they are all good.

So happy ninth birthday beautiful girl!!! So many people told me dogs sometimes defy the odds with pancreatic cancer.....I know she's terminal, but for now she doesn't......
Happy Valentine's Day.......

Friday, February 13, 2015

Senior Day at Kriser's.....

Last Saturday we had our monthly show at Kriser's, but I wanted to give it a twist by taking some of the senior's that don't have a chance to get out much. We took our two very senior dogs.....Winston who is about 7 and Kaila , she is around 8. Didn't know how they'd react to all the people, Winston was OK, Kaila was a bit timid. Our friend Michelle brought Onyx.....not technically a senior.....but she needs to be with people too!!! All three of them got along great and Onyx really became the official greeter, she was going to get people to talk to us!!! I got some good pics of both Onyx and Winston, but most of the pictures of Kaila were of her butt or her turning her head at the last moment.  Luckily we had our friend , Farid, from Austin, taking pictures of the dogs and he got a few great ones of her.
Onyx having a blast!!!

Our official greeter!!!

Winston

Kaila and Winston

Miss Kaila and me ....thanks Farid!!!
All of my dogs, except Faith are seniors and they make great companions. They really just want to be with you.....all the seniors we have are house trained, crate trained and want a wonderful family to live out their days. Older dogs are great........
Thanks Farid and his wife Denise for taking a ton of pics....
Have a wonderful evening!!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spencer......

Sometimes I just have to do an update on a dog from another rescue that I spent a lot of time with and wished I could have taken in. Spencer was one of those dogs. I've written about him before....he was in kennel for at least 2 years.....I'd go see him once or twice a week, and if I hadn't already had three and was fostering would have taken him. He was on a large transport to the northeast that I wrote about last spring, one of about 70-80 dogs going to new homes in Massachusetts , NY and other states that don't have the dog population issues we have in Texas and other southern states. He was taken in by a wonderful family and they have sent updated pics.....so I want to share them with you!!
As you can see he is wrapped up in the right blanket....he knows how to pick a team!!!!

Spence and his Christmas pictures!!!

Happy New Year!!!!

A far cry from Texas....his first real snowstorm!!!!!
I love it when you get updated....and Spence was always one of my favorites. You can see he is finally having a fantastic life!!!! Miss you beautiful boy!!!!
Have a great evening!!!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

2nd Annual Arctic Games

So last Saturday we had our second annual Arctic Games. We decided to have it in the same park as we did our first games......and it was a great success!! It's a joint effort...Husky Haven and TAMR (Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue) to educate dog owners on all the fun sports they can do with their pals. We have urban mushing, weight pull, backpacking and a number of other great activities. We also had silent auctions, the Arctic Marketplace and loads of baked goods for furry friends. The week leading up to the games we had rain, but Saturday was beautiful as you will see in the pics. This is a very picture laden post......so here we go!!!!


Backpacking.....


This is Martha.....a very sweet Mal....

Getting ready to take a hike!!!

Pulling a scooter......
Denise trying on new head wear!!!!

A couple of Huskies having a great time....

Arctica at the weight pull..... 


Max....a beautiful big woolly Husky!! 

One of our Husky Haven babies....
A Husky puppy pulling some weight!!!

Another HH beauty....
As you can see....we had a beautiful day with great weather.....fun was had by all the pups and owners.....looking forward to next year!!!!
Have a fantastic afternoon.....
Go Pats!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I'm back....I think

I haven't been consistently posting for so many reasons.....worried about Lizzy, my house is still a wreck, I'm in pain and my Dad is going over the edge. 2015 turned out to be the worst year ever. I lost my writing voice. But I'm back....many new posts starting tomorrow. Thanks.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!

I know it's the 11th......I'm a little bit late wishing you a happy new year, but there has been much going on. I haven't been ignoring you!! I've spent many a day in a dentist chair already this year.....have some issues that I'm going to have to take care of in the next month or so, and you have no idea how much I hate going to the dentist!!!
Then I had to deal with this.........






Yes.....I had to have foundation work on my house......and part of it was in my bedroom.....see above. I very unpleasant experience. I don't think it would have been too bad if it had just been outside. But inside is terrible. I have another hole in my closet.
This is what it looks like when they are finished.....I'm going to have to learn how to put in tile!!!!!
On a positive note, and there is one, Miss Lizzy is six months from having been diagnosed, they said she wouldn't make it this long. Every day is a bonus....but she seems to be feeling pretty good. She is still her crazy self and that makes me very happy!!!
So happy 2015.......
Have a wonderful day!!
Go Green Bay!!!!