Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Road Trip......

Most of my friends know that I really don't like road trips.....I guess driving from L.A. to Houston in my younger years about ten times and everything in between...just got me tired of trips. But recently I got a new car (for me) and decided I wanted to just take it for a spin.
My opportunity came up a couple of weeks later when my friend asked if I could drive her to College Station. The event was to pick up her new Bulldog puppy....I had written how she had lost her beautiful Harley. She had looked at rescues....Bulldogs are hard to find....and decided that since Jazzy was an alpha female....it might be easier to go with a puppy.
So we started off on a Saturday morning....with my luck, it was raining almost the whole way. But my new Jeep was pretty fun to drive and we made it there in pretty good time!! It's too bad that there was an Exxon on every exit and she wasn't too specific....but we finally found them and this......

Mr Howie....how cute. I love puppies as long as they aren't mine!!!!

Apparently he slept the whole way from Waco.....so he was super awake all the way back to Houston. There he got to meet Miss Jazzy....

She did check him out. Didn't know what to make of him....but was really good considering how much bigger she is ( by the way she thinks she's a lap dog!! ).

Told him to look at the camera....can't depend on dogs!!!!

Settling in.......
I will definitely update you on this little man....probably not going to be little for too long!!!!
Have a wonderful afternoon...
See you soon.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July.......

I wanted to wish you a wonderful day. Be careful out there....always a lot of people partying on a holiday like today. Make sure your fur kids are safe too...mine don't really like the fireworks, I agree with them. I decided to repost pics of my kids from last year I liked them and thought they would be fine for today.....


TJ doesn't like having his picture taken.....probably be pretty embarrassed if he saw what I did to it!!!!! 

Tank on the other hand is always up for a photo opportunity!!!
Faith too!!!!
Sadly Sweet Lizzy is no longer here with us this holiday.....shocking that it's almost been a year since her passing to the Rainbow Bridge.....
Miss you baby girl......


I do wish all of you a safe and happy holiday....
See you soon.....

Friday, June 16, 2017

Another Sad Day......

I hate to write this after my last post....but bad things happen. My great friend, Elsie, lost her beautiful baby girl , Shadow, on Wednesday.



Poor baby had been in failing health over the last few months....not moving much and finally just stopping eating.I know her mom had been terribly worried.
She was a Husky Haven dog.....rescued from a puppy mill about 7 or 8 years ago. I actually remember her and some other dogs from that puppy mill coming in at the same time. They were all a little standoffish....the terrible conditions and abuse. Shadow also had 6 puppies that died of parvo...and of course she was heartworm positive. We are so grateful that Elsie chose her and gave her a wonderful home.....



Run free with all those friends that have gone before you to the Rainbow Bridge......we will miss you sweet girl.....







Wednesday, June 7, 2017

For Harley....

So once again a new angel has made his way to the Rainbow Bridge.....Harley succumbed to his tumors a few weeks ago. It always makes me sad to write about my client's puppies as they leave this world. As with Duke a few months ago I felt as if Harley was one of my family.



Harley loved to hang with Jazzy...he's the guy in the back. I had so much fun taking care of them...they were both big dogs but loved hugging and tons of attention. I know Jazzy and her Mom , Mary, miss Harley so much.....



Here is one of the last pics of the beautiful blue eyed boy.....and I don't need to fill in the blanks.
Here is Harley today.......


But this is how I prefer to remember him.....


We will miss you big boy....have a wonderful time with Lizzy and all of our other fantastic friends at the Rainbow Bridge........

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day......

And I'm back. I know it's been a month since I posted....really so many things going on and I have been working on some other projects ( a book , for one ) so I've kind of been ignoring my blog. I am going to make up for that because I do really enjoy it. So, let's have a few updates!!
Miss Sukari finally found a wonderful new home last month. After her disaster of an adoption and return in November we tried really hard to find her a good home. A young couple from Louisiana came in with their dog , Blue, to meet her.....and although it wasn't love a first sight they were good together. The next week Denise and her husband drove Sukari to her new home. Things are going great!! She and Blue are having a wonderful time!!


Hoping our pretty girl is going to have a long, fun life in Louisiana!!
I get pictures and updates about once a month from Kaskea's mom and dad. They also call me once a month just to let me know how happy they are with him. I love that. He is doing great with Mya, they love to play and run around. So happy for him!!!

They are also very diligent about grooming since he is a wooly.
My last pic of the day is one very familiar guy, BLD. Apparently he loves to sleep in front of the fridge.....


Charlene says he is helping to keep everyone from over snacking!!
I don't have much news about our director.....she has been going to chemo treatments and I guess we will see how it goes. I like to be optimistic..
Once again have a safe holiday....
See you soon.....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

So the Cat's Out of the Bag......

I know I haven't been here for almost a month. I'ts a combo of many things...lots of work , my Dad having about ten Dr. appointments this last month ( That will sap the energy out of you).....and finding out that Husky Haven's director has cancer. I had known she was sick for some months but it wasn't till late last year she started going to a series of docs......diagnosis was about a month ago and I have been trying to get the last six dogs into good homes...depending on what happens. Our director is going through chemo, so we don't know what the future holds. I will be featuring the dogs on my FB and this blog in hopes to get them a new place. Please send good thoughts.......
See you soon.....really.....

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

For Duke.....

I'm going to get back to the title in a minute...it really all goes together. I don't talk about what I do a lot...but 5 1/2 years ago I was working for a large company and was basically retired out. I got a pension and all but wasn't planning on leaving so soon.....I really hadn't made any plans. I had made jewelry as work on the side for 15 years and I planned to continue that....but needed something to get me out of the house and have fun at the same time. What do I love more than anything...dogs...pet sitting seemed a good fit for me. I spent the next few months getting certifications and getting paperwork and stuff together and I was ready to go. Yes...my first few clients were my rescue friends...thanks Becky for getting me on my feet...but then I was sending out fliers and cards and the jobs really started coming in.
That gets me back to Duke. One of my very first clients , after I had passed out a ton of cards, was a Scottie breeder. She is a wonderful breeder and loves to show her dogs so I was called upon often to take care of the kids while she was at a show.



I love taking care of these babies, but in the midst of all this there was Duke. A big , old goofy Golden. When I would let a bunch of them out to play and Duke too....he would kind of walk right through them to get to me.....basically" She's here to see me so move along"!! He just loved running around and digging with them....
When she texted me last week to get me over, she gave me directions....but Duke wasn't on there. She let me know he had a problem with his spleen....had surgery....but didn't make it. I burst into tears as I have had a couple of times before when client dogs had problems and they were gone. Duke was a very special boy and I will miss him......
Hope you are having fun with Miss Liz.....
Bye boy....