Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Keep Your Fingers Crossed......

Adam....our beautiful big boy, finally had a great family send in a foster application for him. We have been taking him to shows trying to get him some attention....don't know if that was it , but that's the story I'm going with. They came to see him last Friday and just fell in love. He is great with small kids, not all larger dogs are, and their one year old and three year old had a great time!!! I think they really wanted to adopt him on the spot....but he has one small problem. He's very storm phobic. We were going to have another round of storms that weekend and wanted them to be able to deal with that. The great thing is that the mom works from home so he will always have someone around. Haven't heard anything so hope no news is good news......
This beautiful picture was taken by one of our volunteers after she took Adam for a  walk....


Have a wonderful evening and keep good thoughts for our boy!!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Lot of Work.....

This last week has been so busy. First cleaning up after that terrible storm.....some of my friends had flooded houses....and we were really close ourselves. I have been getting my dads house ready for an estate sale and then house sale and planning his 90th birthday party for next week. But when those things weren't happening we did manage to get some dogs out to a show or two.
We have been taking Onyx, Liesl and Adam out....they get along pretty well together. We have gone to two shows with these guys and they sure had a lot of fun and so enjoyed all the human interaction....but pictures speak louder than words!!

Onyx getting a  friendly pet.....

Liesl and Onyx having a conversation....

Adam getting some love....

This young man loved petting Onyx....

Dogs make good pillows too!!!

Adam on the way home....

Such a cute pic of Onyx I couldn't resist!!!
I'm hoping we will get in some applications for these sweet kids.....they all deserve wonderful forever homes!!!!
Keep us in your thoughts , seems we are going round 2 with Mother Nature this weekend....just what we need more rain!!!
Have a wonderful evening.......

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A New Definition of Crazy....

I figure everyone now knows that Houston is screwed. 16 inches of rain in some parts of the city....where I am in the northwest part of the city I have about two square miles I can drive , everything is completely covered. I can't get to my rescue dogs to help and worse I can't even get to my Dad to visit him. The pictures I have are from my general area....the sad part is it's supposed to rain again today and the creeks around me are continuing to rise...after more rain I don't know what will happen.

The street my Dad just moved from....


From the driveway....
Grant Road.....
There has never been water on the streets of my Dad's old subdivision.....that's with about 5 hurricanes and tropical storm Allison......
The worst for me personally is that my son came to visit on Thursday from Michigan. We had a great evening and he left to visit some friends in Austin Friday but was coming home for the next few days yesterday. Of course he couldn't make it and there might be a chance that he will just have to go straight to Michigan without coming home again.......damn rain.......
Please keep a good thought for all of us stuck in this mess.......

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bittersweet......

I've been MIA the past couple of weeks......very busy. About 3 weeks ago my Dad decided to move into an independent senior home. He's been living in that house for 42 years....but in the last few days since he's moved he seems very happy. I know he hated living in that big house by himself....since my Mom died ten years ago he had the place to himself. We spent the last two weeks packing and getting ready to move and now I get to figure out how to get all the furniture and other things out of it and then sell it. I was happy he had no problem just walking away.....thought I was going to be ok too.....till yesterday. I realized I have spent every Christmas there for those 42 years as well as birthdays, thanksgivings and every other holiday and fun time imaginable. It was strange to think that all we will have now are the memories. I know change is good....this one for my Dad especially...we will all move on to a new phase in life.....
I wanted to post a pic I found just last week when I was cleaning out some drawers.....
This is a pic of my grandma, me , my son and my dad about 25 years ago. Those blinds and wallpaper are still there!!!
Here's to moving forward.......

Monday, March 21, 2016

Now I've Really Done It........

A couple of weeks ago I was walking to the grocery store when I heard a voice call out to me.....please come over and take a look , my adoption fee is half price today. I have a real thing for bulldog's and that's what it was. I decided five really isn't too many and decided to adopt. Here is a first picture of Joe with the kids.....

He fits in great with everyone else....actually Faith would like to love him to death!!! He eats very sparingly and really is no trouble at all.



He's just so cute!!!! He'll work out great here!!!
So I just want to know who said it could be 35 degrees here this morning.....it was 85 last week.....
Have a nice evening and we'll see you soon.....



Monday, March 14, 2016

Well......

     I was so excited a couple of weeks ago to start year number five with my blog......then a lot of things happened. My dad is nearing ninety and was having a lot of recurring health issues....took him to a million doc appointments in the last couple of weeks....cleared most things up, but he has also decided to go to senior living....such a relief to me....24 hour monitoring....I get a bit of a break.....don't have to worry every minute of the day.
     So you know I told Lizzy a couple of weeks ago that I would devote more time to her....so that's what I'm going to do. Pretty sure she will be very unhappy when she reads this....she truly hates her baths. Since she's been sick I haven't bathed her as much , but with the weather getting warmer (it was almost 90 in Houston today!!) , and the fact she can't handle most flea meds, the bath will be the thing.
    Denise and I took her to Earthwise.....very cool pet store...we will be doing some adoption events there. They have a combo shampoo/rinse system so you don't have to bring shampoo with you and you don't need to pause between the shampoo and rinse...a plus for my girl!!!
     Started out ok.....like this....

     Then it went to this......tried to get a video on this blog since 3 am this morning...after two or three hours I'd try again....never worked....I think my computer is dying.....
     No video...but suffice to say Lizzy was crying so much the whole store had to find out what horrible things we were doing to her. Poor girl.......just trying to keep you clean!!!!
Have a wonderful evening and keep your fingers crossed I don't have to get a new computer just yet....




Monday, February 29, 2016

Four Years Ago.......

On February 29th , 2012 I started my blog. It's been a lot of fun....had it's ups and downs. I was talking to myself the other day and lamenting the lack of stories from Husky Haven when Lizzy walked up to me......
Mom we have to talk.........
She reminded me that it's really her blog and that the rescue would be secondary........but that's not how it turned out. As I walk into year number five with my blog we will be changing a bit. My four beautiful kids will be the focus...they are my babies. Their lives will be what is primarily in my blog....Husky Haven will be there , but not at the top anymore. As Lizzy especially goes through her journey......I want to blog every minute. On to year five....I hope my girl is happy now!!!!
Thanks for reading....
Have a great evening....