Thursday, January 19, 2017

Zane.....

So I went and picked up Zane today.....going to give him a couple of weeks at my house to feel better and get some meds in him. I really hate people that just decide they don't want their dog and give it to a friend rather than sending him back to the rescue, which is what their contract says. We don't know how long he was on the streets with whoever he was with, but we have to say thanks to the lady who ended up saving him. She saw him a couple of weeks ago with someone that looked pretty shady. One night he was on his own and she grabbed him and let us know. He's in tough shape....UTI, infections, heartworm +, major damage to his ears and eyes that probably could have been prevented....but now it's too late. I'm glad Denise could get him to the vet so he can get on the road to recovery. Of course, not everyone is so happy with this new wrinkle. I have Zane in my kitchen....which is baby gated off at both entrances. Tank managed to throw himself over the gate in the first five seconds....but it was ok. I wanted  Zane to be stressed as little as possible, but the other three are sleeping by those gates.....silly kids!!!



I've been in the kitchen most of the afternoon and this is what he's been doing.....looks pretty relaxed. Hoping we can find a good home for him in the next few weeks......
And to prove TJ is adverse to change.....his crate used to be in the kitchen......

right where he is laying.....by the time he figures it out Zane will have moved to a new home!!!!
Have a great evening......

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nine Years Ago This Week.....

I knocked on a door that would profoundly change my life.
Let me backtrack a bit...I never was a dog person...always had cats. My son got a Husky and I was happy about that...but for so many reasons it didn't work out. Because of that I wanted to use my time for rescue dogs. I figured there had to be a husky rescue in Houston and I found Husky Haven. At the first of the year in 2008 I contacted them and found out they had a work day on the 8th of January. So I knocked on that door....and when I opened it an 80 pound Husky bounded out. I know I stood there for about  2 minutes....should I go back to my car and get away or should I suck it up and walk in....of course I walked in and the dog was picked up by the girls a minute later. I have learned so much , and found my best friends through Husky Haven
. I never knew rescue could also rescue me. Love you and Happy Birthday Pat.......



Miss this girl.....

TJ,Tank and Faith getting Christmas Eve treats!!!
Have a fantastic evening......

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year.....

I wish all of you a very happy 2017. 2016 has been a bad year for me starting with a death of a friend....my dad moving and leaving me with a house and 50 years of stuff to deal with and then I lost my beautiful Miss Lizzy. All I hope is that this year will be a bit better. I have to thank my friend, Denise, without her the house thing would have driven me crazy. Also all the volunteers for Husky Haven...we can't get along without you. I have much more to say, but have been working a lot and am tired. I am happy to have my other three babies, TJ, Tanky and Faith happy and healthy. So one more pic of my girl before the end of the year......

Miss you.......
Happy New Year...be careful....

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Few Things.....

Just wanted to post a few pictures as we get to the end of 2016...crazy to think another year is gone already.....or maybe as you get older it feels shorter!!
On Monday our wonderful volunteer and friend, Michelle, drove over to get a new foster companion for her boy Jake. Miss Amika is a beautiful red....and she hardly ever gets a look. We decided to see if she would be friendly with Jake and in no time they were fast friends. Just on the rescue side, fosters are so important...they teach a dog how to be in a home and deal with people and other dogs....thereby making them more adoptable. As you can see they are very pretty together....


Amika is on the left and Jake on the right...they do look good.....
Every day I spend doing a lot of driving....I'm a petsitter and have a ton of clients. I really love checking out the decorations at this time of year and especially like those blown up figures. Last year I loved the pig, but this year I saw a ton of those. My new favorite is this one.....never seen him before.....
Love that Hippo...reminds me of that Christmas song....
Have a wonderful evening...
More as we get closer to 2017....

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mr Kaskea.....

Last week when I posted I mentioned that we had a couple of great adoptions....but I didn't want to jinx them so I just didn't write about them. But right before Christmas I got a call from Kaskea's new family and they love him so much!!!
His journey to Dallas ( yes, the boy is up north) began about 2 months ago. Sandra and Harold had lost their sweet Husky a month or so before that and he was looking on HH website and saw Kaskea's picture and they made a decision that he was going to be their boy. He had to have a couple of tests run which delayed them picking him up.....but finally December 19th was the agreed upon date for them to drive to Houston. I had a couple of the girls, Michelle and Ally, come over on the 17th to help clean him up and get him into great shape. Kaskea is a wooly , which means he has a much fluffier, longer coat than a regular Husky.  So it was a bit more time consuming than usual.....but here's what he looked like when we were finished......
Pretty good looking!!!
Since he loves puddles we literally had to keep him crated and took him for walks to keep him clean till Monday....he hated us....but our hard work was not going to be trashed before he met his mom and dad....after that....well....
They drove down that Monday and it was an instant attraction.....they didn't bring their other dog because of the length of the drive , but since they'd had many Huskies we figured they knew the breed. He has since met his friend , Mya, and is having a great time in his new home.....

With his new mom and dad....

Getting ready for the long drive!!!
I got a note today that they had taken him to the vet and he is in perfect health.....so glad to hear that!!! He has a great new home....wish you the very best little boy. I am expecting pictures of him with Mya....when I get them I will update. 
More adoptions and fosters before the end of the year....other fun things too!!
Have a wonderful evening......

Thursday, December 22, 2016

My Christmas Dogs.....

So we had a couple of adoptions this week and I was going to post....but I figured I jinxed Sukari by posting.....so you have to see my dogs instead!!!! When Lizzy got sick two years ago I stopped making the dogs wear any kind of Christmas stuff.....just didn't want to bug her...so they didn't have to by default. In Faith's case she came to me around that time so she never had to partake. Sorry guys it's Christmas...and we are going to start that tradition again!!!!

TJ just decided that he would fall on the floor and ignore me.....I guess he has taken Lizzy's place as totally non-interested!!!(The collar was kind of small for him too!!)

Tank just looked at me...again Mom....if I have to I will give you the full Tanky charm!!!

And Faith....she actually stood like that looking at me for a full five minutes wondering what was coming next....as soon as I took it off she ran to the other end of the room!!!
I think they look so cute....probably have to mix it up with some other collars...bet they can hardly wait!!!
Miss you Miss Lizzy....know you are happy you don't have to deal with that anymore.....
Have a wonderful afternoon!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Some Adoptions I Missed.......

Well...I didn't exactly miss them...just need to catch up. It is true that losing Miss Lizzy threw me for a bit...that was a hard one for me.
Anyway...in September we had a couple of really wonderful adoptions. I posted this pic of Miss Liesl last December when we thought she had a potential adopter......
Turns out....they weren't really interested at all....could never figure that out......
But as usual, we work shows , pics on social media and whatever we can do to get our dogs in great homes. Turns out, for Liesl, that she found the perfect home from someone that had helped Husky Haven at a show a couple of years before but wasn't ready to adopt just yet. Huskies have pretty high prey drive.....not good with cats or small dogs...but Liesl didn't have that problem. She now has a fantastic home with a couple of new friends.....
Getting ready to move into her new house!!!!
She is so sweet and gentle.....and loving her new life......
Onyx also was a sweet girl and when we got an app to look at her and three other dogs I immediately wanted to get her in a new home. She was the only one that I thought might be ok with smaller dogs. Over Labor Day weekend we took her to meet her potential adopters, and see if she would be ok with some occasional visitors.

A new friend....
                                       
A couple of more new friends....
We went on a walk and to the dog park with these guys and , as you can tell, all was well. I know that her foster Michelle was sad to see her go, but she knows we want them to have a wonderful future....

Onyx enjoying herself.....


On a less happy note before I close.....Miss Sukari was brought back after a month.....supposedly Dad developed an allergy. I feel very bad for her....but I'm going to try to work on a new , wonderful home for her. 
Have a wonderful day.....
Love you girls but enjoy your new homes....
Miss you Lizzy......