Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bridgeland 2014

So we had our show at Bridgeland last Saturday. It was a pretty day....actually it was almost 90...thank goodness we were in the shade most of the day!! We brought out four dogs, decided to give as many as we could a chance to show off!! This is going to be mostly pictures.....it will be a lot more fun that way.......
So we brought....
Cherokee

Sasika
Sapphire....her first time

Pacer
The kids got a ton of attention.....hopefully we will get a foster or adoption out of the day. The highlight of the day for me was being able to see the Olate Dogs. This father and son, with their dogs, won America's Got Talent a few years ago. I know these pics aren't great but it was the best I could do. The cool thing is that all the dogs are rescue dogs!!!!







Just a few more pics.....we were so happy to have some girls from club at Cy-Ranch.....that's how I got to go to the Olate dog show!!! Thanks so much ladies.

Becky hugging Cherokee....

Cherokee putting himself in time out.....it was a long day!!!

Our director's son's dog Chloe getting some kisses from the local sheriff...
We probably won't have too many more shows this year...the holidays are coming very fast!!!
Have a wonderful day........

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some Updates......

I've been pretty lax with my blog....but not going to use Lizzy as my excuse anymore. Time to update and tell some stories that have been out there for a while......
I will say upfront that Lizzy remains stable. Her weight has not changed in weeks and she is still walking with me every day.

Everything is pretty good!!!!
So I have a lot of good news.....we've had a bunch of adoptions, and one piece of bad news in the last couple of months. I'm only going to update one adoption tonight, so we'll start with bad news first.
A few months ago I talked a bit about Syd. He was found in a parking lot and we needed to get him out of there. One of our fantastic fosters offered to take him and he spent the next few months with her dog. He was in pretty bad shape......very low weight, lethargic.....she took him to the vet, they got some weight on him and he finally seemed pretty happy!!! After a few months his foster mom found him a great forever home in Austin. She came to Houston the first week of august to pick him up....

Everyone seemed so happy. Syd went on his way to his new home...but, sadly it was not to be. A week later our foster got a call from Syd's mom.....he had stopped eating and had lost nine pounds. For him that was of concern since that got him down to 35 pounds, much too low for a dog his size. We waited a couple more days, nothing, so to the vet. They ran a ton of tests , nothing conclusive....still wasn't eating. Before all the labs came back Syd died in his sleep. He had a pretty hard life before foster and adoption, at least he got a few months of pampering.....RIP Syd....we will miss you.....
So a happy story. Joelle and Solomon were two Huskies that loved to play together every day. One day earlier in the year Solomon got a great home!!! Joelle was not her usual happy self after he was gone and we tried some other combinations, but nothing really worked.A few months back we got an application for her....we never had many even though she was such a pretty girl!!! He came out to look at her and fell in love!!! She now get to travel , go boating....all the things she never got to do before!!! She finally found her home, there is someone out there for all of them.....
Have a wonderful life little girl!!!!

So this happened a couple of days ago......



I'm surprised my little car drives so well with that much mileage.....to 100,000 more!!!
Have a great evening , you will be hearing from me a lot more often.....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lizzy Update....Again....

I keep wanting to post about other dogs......but this is Lizzy's blog and she is number one. She'd been on the enzymes for about a week and a half......and of course I was hoping they would do the trick. The fact is , not much changed. It still looked like she wasn't processing much so we went back to the vet yesterday. Looks like she is processing about 25% of what she takes in. After this amount of time that won't change. I can give her anything to drink or eat.....but 75% will not provide nutrients. The great thing is that she weighed exactly the same as she had two weeks ago....that is a huge plus. She still loves her 2 mile walks each day.....but we don't jog anymore. She still plays with the others.....but not terribly long from now that won't be the case. Just keeping her happy as long as I can......so far no pain pills needed.

These were taken the day before she went to A&M in August. She was not a happy camper....whining the whole time.....we did have everyone in the store come back and see what was happening.....Denise and I assured them there was no nefarious activity!!!!
Please keep my girl in your thoughts.......we have run out of options.....so hope for the best.....

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lizzy.....

It's been a very stressful couple of weeks......hence the non posting. A week and a half ago I noticed that Lizzy looked like she was losing weight, she was eating enough but I changed up her menu a bit to give her some more food. No change so I started following her when she went out to do her business and noticed that starting last week it looked like it wasn't processing at all. I had to go out with the scoop to pick it up immediately because the other dogs thought it was food and it smelled like food. Took her to the vet Monday........turns out she can't process anything because her pancreas is not producing enzymes.....she is in fact starving to death. When I first noticed these problems a few months ago she was 52 lbs. now she is 35 lbs. We put her on enzymes 3 or 4 days ago, but so far no change. I'm going to call the vet tomorrow to see how long it takes....I was hoping it would already be working. The next step....well I think you know what that is.....there is none. I'm trying to be very optimistic.....I never cry or get negative in front of her or the other dogs. But things are not happy here..................



The positive is that she's not in any pain and is still playing with everyone and seems happy.............


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kriser's.....

We have been spending a lot of weekends at a new place, Kriser's. It's next to a Whole Foods, we get a lot
of traffic. We've been there for three Saturday's already and have had a couple of dogs adopted.....that's great for us!!! I have a ton of pics.....so this will be mostly those. I will report on our various adoptions later.....enjoy!!!
Cherokee having a great Saturday afternoon!!!!
Beautiful Spock....he was a little nervous at first....but got happier as the day went by!!
This is Merlin....he was adopted a couple of years ago....he came out to say Hi!!!!
Kloe, Gunter...he has a new family, Wayne...resting, he has a new family too....Cherokee with his back to you!!!!


Wayne....will report on his new family soon!!!!
Daddy-O......he found his new family that day!!!!
Calypso.....he looks great, was covered in mange when we got him!!!
We hope for many more adoptions......we are working hard for that!!!!
Have a wonderful evening.....thanks for all the love sent Lizzy's way!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another Lizzy Update........

I'm finally going to be posting my blog again. I've made a decision about Lizzy that is right for both of us and I need to move on.

So happy to be home......sunning herself!!!

She was glad to get out of the hospital!!!!

Her crazy flotation device!!!

I've never seen a cone like this......

So relaxed........
 Lizzy had her surgery and they removed a four inch tumor.......the cancer cells in other parts of her body are the problem. When I left A&M a week ago the doc told me she had 3 to 6 months to live and that I should put her on chemo. I truthfully didn't understand that, if she's terminal then why chemo. I had an appointment last week with my doc and she had an oncologist come in to look over the file and give me some advice. I had pretty much decided that chemo was a no go, but wanted to hear what they had to say. The oncologist told me Lizzy wasn't a great fit for chemo , almost every problem she's had in the last few years has had to do with her gut, she said it would probably make her sicker and I would end her life sooner.......while making her miserable. My doc just wants to monitor her every month to see how it goes. Right now Lizzy is back to being Lizzy, she's fooling around with the other dogs and being her old self. I believe I made the right decision. Have any of you been here.......curious as to what you did in a case like this.........