Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Texas Wolfdog Project

This last Saturday got to visit the Texas Wolfdog Project. I have been wanting to check it out, but my schedule is usually pretty crazy....so this was the first time I made time to make it happen. My friend Denise and I went....meeting with my friend Elsie to attend a presentation. I really just wanted to see what my friend, Austin, had put together. A couple of years back he bought the five acres that the TWP sits....he also lives there to take care of the wolfdogs personally.
When you drive in it's absolutely beautiful....so peaceful!!
As you can see the enclosures are huge and have usually 2 wolfdogs together.....they have a large covered area inside and lots of room to roam around. I actually did learn that there are high content and low content wolfdogs.....with the low content , of course, being closer to dogs. In fact many of the low content wolfdogs reminded me of Huskies or Mals.



These guys just wanted a ton of love!!!!


There were so many people on Saturday that they didn't want people just wandering.....I understand...and we really couldn't stay for a tour.....but I hope to go back soon and spend more time checking out the wolfdogs. If you are interested in more info go to Texas Wolfdog Project and check it out.
Have a great evening....
See you soon.....

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hi I'm Miss Baci.....

So Beth let me take over the blog just for tonight....I know she wanted you to hear what I had to say. I am Baci....a ten year old girl. I was left in Giddings Texas just running around. Actually don't know how I got there....I know I had a family at one point...but didn't know where they were. So some guys from Austin picked me up and I thought......I'm safe!!! They contacted Pat...I had a microchip from Husky Haven. But what they told her made me question....if I wasn't picked up within a couple of days they would move me to another place on the EU list. What is that...I knew it was bad.
I know I was there too....
Oh hi Kaila....you were also in Austin....how was it for you???
Same ....I was also on that list....old girls usually don't make it out.
Girls...Beth speaking....both of those girls would not have been alive without microchips and a determined group to get them back. I know old dogs don't get adopted but they are the best....please consider....
Hi Baci back....man that Beth....I want to thank Miss Elsie for picking me up to safety....
Hi Kaila...want to thank Lee Ann for helping me....
Do you think Beth will let us show some pics???
Go a head girls......
Miss Baci

Kaila
 Please consider older dogs ...they need love too

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Good and Bad so Far......

My goal this year was to write more.....here it is the 18th and my first post of 2016. In my defense,I had a very sick client's dog to take care of and was spending a lot of time there......much to my dogs unhappiness. I plan on doing a post on ailments in older dogs and what happened to this sweet girl...but that is for another time.
The bad started out the year.....on January 1st beautiful Albus had a series of seizures....he seemed to come out of it but was going to the doc on the 2nd. Sadly, when Ron his foster dad came to get him that morning he had died in his sleep. I know Ron was very upset, as were we all...Albus was a young boy...probably no older than four....we will never know what happened so fast...just hope he is running and playing on the Rainbow Bridge with all of the great dogs and cats that have passed before......all love to you Albus.....you will be missed.........  

Albus with his buddy, Ron
On the good side a few things since the beginning of the year.....
Miss Kaila got to have a few week in a foster home...we love it when people can foster. Gives the dog a break from the rescue with more attention!!!
Miss Kaila....
Our boy with the skin problem also got some good news. Malbec was taken to foster by our good friend Elsie....but she and her husband decide to adopt and he got his new home this weekend. We know Shiloh...yes, he already has a new name...will be well taken care of and his mange will eventually go away with the TLC he will be given!!!!

Shiloh and new mom Elsie!!!
I hope you are having a good new year.....Miss Lizzy is doing well....I am so glad to report!!!!
Have a wonderful evening......

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year's Eve.....

I want to wish all of you a great new year's eve and wonderful 2016!! It's been a good and bad year for me....the good Missy Lizzy had a death sentence for last December...but she is doing well...my house is crap....but I have more than so many people I'm fine. A few pics from our Christmas...



I didn't have my big tree up this year again....when your house is trashed it doesn't matter.
I want to thank all of the Husky Haven volunteers, donors, and fosters....all of you who have worked with us in 2015. I appreciate and love all of you....it couldn't work without you!!!
Before I close for the year I want to put up some pics of the babies that didn't make it through this year...............
Beautiful Mr Winston....he never had a home and died so suddenly....
Tamara... who had a home and was brought back in terminal condition.....
Champ...our directors kitty
Last but not least our beautiful Miss Kay....I will miss her the most....
I hope all of you are having fun at the Rainbow Bridge....
As we walk into 2016 I wish all of you the best....take care and see you in the new year....

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Story and Some Pictures......

The story first......a couple of weeks ago we got a really great application for Miss Liesel. The family had apparently been fostering a Husky that looked a lot like Liesel and were very excited to see her!!! We got her all ready for Christmas.....

Look at that beautiful face!!!
She looked so pretty and was on her best behavior. When the family walked in the door, I knew it wasn't going to happen. I have worked so many adoptions....and very few don't go through, but this
one wasn't. The mom and daughter were excited but dad just came along. He was totally disinterested and after a half hour said they would break for lunch. I was hoping they would at least have the courtesy to call and let us know they weren't coming back.....they did.....so beautiful Liesel is still looking for a home......Luckily she is so sweet and we will find her something after the Holidays!!!!
Had to add a couple of pics......

Yes...that is BLD giving us the evil eye Christmas night!!! Pat dressed him in the Santa suit and posed the Christmas Bear right by him....had to give him credit, he actually sat for about three good shots before he ran out of the room and pulled off the suit......but better than you would have gotten with any of my dogs!!!

My son took this selfie of TJ and himself before he left for Michigan......have no idea about the vicious look on TJ's face, he's the most docile dog I have.....but he sure looks mean there!!
I will be back before the New Year.....now that I can get on my computer I can write again....
Have a wonderful evening!!!!!




Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy Holidays!!!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a prosperous 2016!!!
I haven't been writing much because my office is a shambles. Last month I had water in my office from a leaky roof, as I was about to get that taken care of my hot water heater in the attic , blew it's spigot and dumped about 200 gallons of water in my house. All of the rooms except the kitchen had flooring and baseboards removed and drywall is out in my hall. My poor office is in worse shape now!!! I haven't gotten the floors fixed yet just couldn't handle it before the Holidays!!!! Next week I'll be working on that........
Other than that, myself and all the babies are doing well!!! I asked them to put on their Christmas stuff, but they all refused.


We had a very nice Holiday season so far...spent lots of time with friends and family. This was my son's first Christmas out of state.....a bit of an adjustment for me. But I realize that's the way it goes.
I have to finish with my favorite outside decoration....almost got into a wreck checking it out last week!!!!
I have never seen a pig before....I want one of those!!!!
I will be back before the new year.....
Happy Sunday....Go Texans!!!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nineteen Years Ago......

Sounds like so long ....but I remember like it was yesterday. I wrote here about my auto accident that many years ago, but I never included pictures.
Right before Thanksgiving.....I was driving home from work.....like any other day. Stopped to get my son some dinner , was going to a local sports bar to watch a game with my boyfriend (even remember the game....Dallas vs Green Bay). Was about a mile from home.....caught in some construction. Cars waved me through, but not everyone was paying attention. My car was struck from the back and pushed sideways into a truck going about 70 in a 30 mile an hour zone. I lost that particular battle....in fact, I woke up covered with a sheet.....basically was declared dead at the scene. I scared the crap out of those paramedics.
On to a backboard and off to the hospital.....I will spare all the details of that trip except an incompetent doc almost killed me , but a competent tech saved my life. I was back in the ambulance going downtown......broken C1 through C4......a bit much for a local hospital.
When I got there it was the first time I felt safe. They took care of all my other wounds....of which there were many, stabilized me and gave me a shot of morphine for sleep and pain.
The next morning I was put in a halo......basically a metal halo screwed into your skull so it remains stable....attached to a vest you can't get out of via metal bars.......like this.....

You can't move your head , obviously. So range of motion is zero. I spent that week in the hospital and the next 6 months in the halo......basically stuck at home. You can only watch so many movies or read so many books. When they finally took it off that April.....I was seriously scared my head would fall over like a bobble head.....but no. I spent three months after that at home before they would let me come back to work.
This is the most profound thing that's ever happened to me in so many ways.  I was so lucky in the long run that I had no other major physical damage.....but it also made me rethink my life. I hadn't been happy at work and basically wasn't so happy with me. I was given a second chance, really. I changed how work was for me......got a great gig travelling all over the world.....and I also realized I needed to give back somehow. That's how I got to rescue......one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. I have helped, with friends and rescues, to save so many dogs over the years.....so glad nineteen years ago didn't have the grimmer ending......
There are so many things I didn't add.....I could really write a book.....but I'm very happy to help the furkids and live to write about it......