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!!!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Birthday....

I adopted Mr TJ five years ago this month....love that guy so much!!! Don't know if he's seven or eight years old...don't care he is my sweet guy.....
Happy Birthday...hope you enjoyed your big treat!!!

Love you big guy!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Adoptions......

Well, today just about one adoption. When we were at the show a couple of weeks ago, and Saturday was the only beautiful day in three weeks, we had quite a few people come over to check out Justine and Kaskea. One really nice gentleman brought his two girls out to see about adopting another dog as a companion to their dog. They didn't bring their baby, but came to find out he was a little dog. And a boy. They really liked both of ours and we had a really great conversation. Had them fill out an app and see what would happen.
The next weekend they brought their dog for an introduction. They looked at two boys, Kaskea and Calypso, and really no chemistry and we felt both boys would be a lot of dog for the girls, as they are both big guys. Justine , however, had no problem. Walked right up and sat down next to him.....sweet girl that she is. Both the girls loved Justine, just needed to do a home check.
The next week I arranged to do the check and asked Dad about bringing Justine at the same time. We were going to do it during the week, but the girls wouldn't have been there so we decided Saturday. Then we agreed to surprise the girls on Saturday morning and get her there before they got up. I let him know my timing and brought her in then he called Mia and Morgan down for breakfast....I can't tell you how thrilled they were!!!! Then we had the home check.....the place was great, wish they were adopting me!!! The dogs were just great together and we had a good match!!!


Lovely Justine!!!!

Her fantastic new family!!!!
I'm very sure Justine is going to have a wonderful life.....have fun little girl!!!!
More adoptions and some un-Husky posts soon.....
Have a wonderful evening........

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wow....

I know I haven't posted since last week......still feel bad since Mr. Winston. I had some great things to say....but we have had nothing but rain for weeks. So cleaning my house 24/7 is what I do. See you soon.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Rest in Peace......

Our baby Winston passed tonight. I guess , thankfully, it was very quick. Two deep breaths and he was gone......










I wanted to include all these beautiful pictures our friend Farid took of Winston just a month ago....
Rest in Peace sweet boy......

Good thoughts......

Our senior fella Mr. Winston is not doing so well right now. I was at our directors to take care of a few dogs on Monday, he wouldn't eat and basically just laid there. She took him to the vet and they said he has a UTI and bronchitis. I saw him this morning and he was the same.....I , of course , want the meds to kick in immediately.....but we shall see.
Please send some positive thoughts his way.....I'm hoping he starts feeling better soon.
Thanks.....

Monday, March 9, 2015

Texas Paw Fest......

This weekend we went to Texas Paw Fest. A good friend of mine was putting it on so we decided to join in. It was a medium size show......about 20 rescues, some vendors and the dock dogs. We actually had a prime spot and were able to watch the dock dogs all day from our booth!!!! Saturday started out super cold......it's been unusually cold here in March, usually we are getting pretty spring weather by now.....not this year. I will say at least it got to about 55 by the end of the day. We decided to take two dogs that have not been to shows before and see how they worked out. They get along with each other so we were sure they'd be fine together at the show. They were really great for a first time....very well behaved!!!
Kaskea is a woolly so we took him for a bath on Friday, He hasn't had one since we got him out of the kennel.....and he stunk so it was good to get him cleaned up!!!!
Looking better!!! Smelling better too!!!

So we took Kaskea and Justine and actually had a pretty good show. There were quite a few people so we were talking all day. Some pictures of the occasion........
Justine taking a rest!!!

I wish I had a video of the paw thing Justine was doing....

Kaskea and a new friend.

Getting a brush!!! 
Time for a well deserved rest......


Kloe came for a visit....I fell in love with that white dog in the background....deaf and blind.....

Sunday we were not as fortunate....started raining Saturday night and it's still raining Monday afternoon.....needless to say we packed and took off.....but the dock dogs were still jumping, they were getting wet anyway!!!


You can barely see...but one of the dogs is getting ready to jump.....
Sad we had to have the nasty weather...we actually got a few apps in from the show!!!
Have a great evening......
See you soon......