Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day.....

This will be my second to last post......when Lizzy dies will be my last. I was hoping that this blog would take on a wonderful group of people.....it 's unfortunate  that did not happen. I wish you all the best......

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Tough Week......

Haven't blogged in over a week....so many things going on.....pretty much all bad. A week ago Sunday our AC went off again...this time it was a leaking coil. Had to get that replaced, I waited a week so I could use the guy I had used before....so it was a bit muggy in the house for the week. But by far the worst for me is my Lizzy girl. Saturday I took her to the vet in an emergency situation...she could barely get her back legs up. We put her on a combination of Rimadyl and Tramadol....it's only been two days....but it's not better. A week and a half ago we could go for a mile walk....now she can barely make it 20 steps down the street.....it makes me so sad. I know we are reaching the end...her cancer makes her so weak that she can't combat the arthritis. Here she is in her fav spot......
Please keep her in your thoughts......

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Fun Friday......

This last Friday Elsie, Denise and I got the pleasure of visiting TMR Rescue. This is a sanctuary for over 400 donkeys, mules and horses. Most of them had been neglected or abused and some of the horses were used for medical experiments. At TMR they get to live out the rest of their lives on a peaceful sanctuary. They also had some dogs they would like to get adopted, some babies just dumped there. Donkeys don't like dogs , so the dogs have to be confined most of the time. I know some all breed rescues , so I'm going to help with the dogs. We did get to have a tour of the 207 acre ranch and it was great!!!!
Here's what we saw......











Oreo.....looking for a new home!!


Ariel is looking for a home too!!!
We saw beautiful horses and donkey's in ever size, shape and color!!! I could have stayed up there all day...it was truly a great experience....and a fantastic group of people taking care of all these guys!!!
That was my Friday....hope you are having a good weekend....to all you mom's....Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad!!!!!

Just a quick post today to wish my Dad a happy 89th b-day!!! He is doing great and I fully expect us to be celebrating 90 next year. He and I didn't always get along....but we are very tight now.
About 20 years ago....

The guy on the right is Dad....picture is from 1950!!!
So Happy Birthday Dad and many more to come!!!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Weekend......

So this weekend had a sad and some happy things. Friday I went out to check on the birds, like I do every morning. The nest was empty and Mom, Dad and the five babies had taken off. I wished them a fond farewell and went on with my day. About 2 in the afternoon I let the dogs out and all seven birds were in the middle of my yard. Only Lizzy was interested......unhappily only 5 got off the ground....Lizzy got two of the babies before I could get to them , they couldn't get off the ground fast enough. I felt bad......I watched them every day for over two weeks. I took out a couple of pots, bought a couple of plants and buried them....just couldn't put them in the trash.....know it sounds silly....but so be it.....
Saturday started out weird......a terrible storm rolled in and took out power lines, lights....it was crazy and of course we had a show. Everyone showed up...thanks Brittany, Denise, Cyndii and Michelle and of course, Rama, Sita and Onyx. These three were great at the show together.....so impressed!!!!
Sita, Rama, Onyx.....what a great threesome!!!

Onyx with Sita in the background...

Onyx getting some love!!!!

Rama checking things out....

Denise and Brittany......
We had a good time....it was however about 90 degrees by the time we left!!!!
My son and I did this on Sunday........


I'm very excited!! With my schedule I never know when I can get to the gym, and the one I go to doesn't have super early or late hours, now I can fit my workout into my schedule anytime.......
Have a great day......
Go Rockets.....second round!!!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Whew.....

Had a bit of a scare last week....I posted on FB Lizzy was having some issues.....mainly getting up and at one point fell completely down. Of course I was worried it had something to do with her cancer.....took her to the vet, arthritis. I breathed a sigh of relief.....just on prednisone for a few days. My friend Cyndii was getting rid of a large area rug , and brought that over to help with my slick floors. Thanks again Cyndii!!!! All the dogs love it!!!

Especially TJ...even if it wasn't for him all can fit!!!
So this happened on Sunday.....
I heard a terrible noise outside.....it was hail....haven't seen hail in ages.....
Then this pic.....I know it's hard to see but some wren's have set up house in an old soda box I forgot to throw away. The mom spends all day feeding them , and dodging the dogs!! What a life......
I am so happy Lizzy was ok....the vet calls her a miracle....it's been exactly 9 months since she got ill and we never expected her to still be here!!!! You just never know.....
Have a wonderful evening.......

Friday, April 10, 2015

An Un-Husky Post....

I wanted to post about a few dogs.....not Huskies this time.
First up is Miss Lilly...she was a foster of my friend , Becky, for about two years. Don't really know what kind of dog she is , but a real sweet girl. In an unfortunate accident she lost her eye so she was harder to get placed. Someone networked her out of state.....as I've said before the south is terrible, no regulations....dogs getting bred all the time.....harder to place here. But not in the northwest and Northeast. Someone saw Lilly and wanted her to have a new home in Portland, Oregon!!! I know Becks had a bit of trepidation.....what if she doesn't fit in, doesn't like her new pal.....I know it's hard sight unseen like that. It looks like she shouldn't have worried, she's fitting right in and they are working with a trainer to make sure the transition is very smooth.....lucky Lilly!!!


Miss Lucy is a darling Beagle that ended up in animal control. She is about 7-8 years old and I know my friend Jen tried very hard to get her a home....in the end she joined Miss Lottie and Miss Dixie in their home. She had a bit of a respiratory problem when she got out of animal control......I think it was stress and some antibiotics and she was much better!!! She's enjoying her life with her two sisters...and they just bought a home so the three of them will have a yard to run around in really soon!!!!


 Oh...she likes to sleep in the hamper!!!!
The last dog is Beau.....I was involved with this myself. I got a call a week and a half ago about a found dog swimming in a neighborhood lake. A very nice family took him in, but had four yorkies and needed a place for him. I started posting all over FB and anyplace I could think of to find out if he had an owner. Of course, no tags or microchip. One of my friends said he would take him if the owner wasn't found and after three or four days he picked him up and fell in love. He had just lost his buddy and was looking for a new pal. Of course after he took the dog a woman contacted me and thought it was hers. I was really upset last weekend....didn't really know what to do when the problem resolved itself on Monday. The woman who lost her do got him back, so my friend got to keep Beau. Rarely in rescue do we get a win-win, but this was one of those!!!




I know that Beau, Lilly and Lucy are in great homes now......just wish we could do that for all dogs!!!!