Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our Dogs at the Dog Show......

I had been meaning to post our puppies at the Dog Show a few weeks ago.....but a few things got more attention. We had quite a few dogs show up, which was great for us......we got a ton of people coming by!!! This will be mostly pics......so here we go....
Seth and Sundance.

Sundance and Seth....Seth is a tripod and gets around just great.

Pretty Miss Lisel!!

Spock looking for a treat!!

Sita ignoring everyone....

Rama doing the same!!!

Miss Onyx looking for attention......
We had a good show this year, last year I had to miss most of it because that's when Lizzy got sick. The dogs were on their best behavior and got lots of pets and treats!!!
I have a great adoption coming up this weekend.....will post with pics....
Have a wonderful evening....
See you soon....

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Finally...........

It's been a long few weeks. I told you my Dad was having some health trouble.....and he decided after a couple of doc appointments that he won't have surgery. I get it , he's 89 and doesn't want to go through that. We were left with the problem of his dizziness and vertigo and finally convinced him to move to the first story of the house instead of negotiating  the stairs daily. That has been a real hassle, but this next weekend we will be finished. My brother and I did a lot of clean up along the way......so much stuff. Just glad it's done so we can move on to other things. I think Dad is happy too!!!
This was our project Thursday......it was raining anyway....so why not.....



We put together a new desk for him.....his one upstairs weighs about a ton.....it will get dismantled and recycled.
My dogs are doing great.....Lizzy kind of freaks me out.....I know she is really sick.....but I don't know.
Have a great Sunday evening.....be back soon!!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Well....

I was gonna post about the dog show....till this happened last night. There are many types of dog abuse. Sometimes not that obvious. We took two dogs back from an adopter a month ago. Here is what I wrote yesterday morning.....
Miss Tamara
Tamara had been adopted a few years ago and came back to Husky Haven a couple of weeks ago. I'm not going into any specifics about her time away.....it's irrelevant for this. When she came back she weighed 66 pounds....for her size that would be considered obese....she is small and should weight about 40 pounds. Her toenails were also about 2 inches long. Both of these things were fixable. More troubling was the fact she had to squat and try and pee every five minutes. We saw blood in her pee and started antibiotics. The blood went away but her squatting didn't. We took her to the vet a week and a half ago....ran many tests and x-rays showed more than 30 bladder stones....some the size of a ping pong ball. The ones you see in my hand are the smallest ones.Can you imagine how much pain she was in and so long. She had surgery on Wednesday and right now is doing poorly. We are very worried about her...she won't eat and barely moves....probably another trip to the vet tomorrow. We are asking for your help.....so far the bills are about $1500.00....but will probably be more. If you can donate we would really be grateful. If you need to send a check please PM me, Beth Poole, and I will send info. If you can go to www.huskyhaven.org and donate to our Paypal that would be appreciated. She needs good thoughts and I will update her progress. Any help would be appreciated....Thanks, Beth


Tamara stroked out yesterday before we could get to the vet. She was a great girl and her previous foster mom is so upset.....when we got her back she was obese.....yesterday I knew she wouldn't make it as she was shaking and freaking out. She died for no other reason than neglect. In our contract we ask adopters to bring the dogs back if you can not deal. We will always help......how could it get to this???? 

Friday, July 31, 2015

And So It Goes........

Right after the dog show I had plans for a couple of posts......but sometimes life just gets in the way. The Monday after my dad took a tumble.....didn't tell me till the next day. It was worse than the many other falls he has had....so off to the ER we go. I thought he had a stroke.....but after a few tests that didn't seem to be the reason. He was admitted, much to his chagrin, so they could run further tests and try to get his blood pressure under control. After days of tests, and my dad being in a bad mood, they finally figured out he has calcium deposits in the arteries in his neck. This causes the vertigo and equilibrium problems. I wanted him to have surgery while he was there, but no go. Now that he's home he doesn't want to have the surgery.....so we'll see how that pans out.
While all this was going on  my son let me know his move to Michigan was changing to August 1st instead of October 1st. So we also had to get rid of a bunch of stuff, eBay...etc., and packing. So my blog wasn't a priority the last couple of weeks. In reality my son set off for Michigan this morning. I don't know how that is settling with me right now.....time will tell. But I love him and wish him all happiness in his new endeavors.
One last cig at the old homestead....
Finishing packing....
Poor Caddy.....
See you later kid!!!!!
Pretty dog pics this weekend......hopefully the whirlwind around me has subsided for a bit.....
Have a wonderful evening.......

Friday, July 17, 2015

One Year Ago.......


One year ago today I woke up to the most horrible thing ever.......my poor Lizzy so sick she couldn't stop vomiting. It was too early for my vet to be open so I took her to the e-vet. I was supposed to be on my way to my friend Cyndii's to set up for the dog show......but that clearly wasn't going to happen. After a full day at the vet's I found out she had a huge tumor in her gut. A few weeks later I had the tumor removed just to find out she had terminal pancreatic cancer......and three to six months to live. So far she has defied the odds.....one year and still doing well. The combination of the cancer and arthritis has slowed her down......but she's still here!!!! Really didn't think I'd be saying that today.........
Miss Lizzy in a bit healthier times........

Miss Lizzy now.......
So yesterday we set up for the show......I will have many pics later this weekend.......



Our booth...ready to go....


Contents of our door prize!!!!
I'm so glad Lizzy is still here with me......I never thought that would happen. 
Have a wonderful day......
Many pics this weekend......

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Weekend......

I hope all of you had a great 4th of July!!!!! I basically stayed in and did nothing , they have fireworks stands around here , so I did get to listen to that well into the night......not really a fan and the dogs hate the noise. I suspect I will be hearing the same tonight!!
So I just wanted to post some pics from the weekend.......
This was my petsitting job this weekend.......

Baby Scotties!!!

They are so cute......but puppies are a lot of work!!! When I got them out to clean their pen they untied my shoes and were clinging to the shoelaces.....made it a little hard to walk. These little guys are my friend's show dogs. I couldn't get a great pic of them....they never stopped moving.
Was driving to the rescue Friday and saw something on the road a head of me.......it was this!!!

 

Some duck with a ton of ducklings behind them. They were moving so fast I almost didn't get the pic...actually almost drove into the ditch.....but it was worth it , made my day!!!!
So now I have a task for you....I took this picture the other day of our girl , Amika. I had a bunch of normal pics, but then got this one.....how should I caption it?? Any help would be great!!

Have a wonderful Sunday evening.....
See you soon!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I'm Back.....for Good....

I really needed that month off......clearing my head and catching up with other things that needed to be taken care of. I really haven't been on social media much either.....that's why you haven't heard from me.
June has a lot of birthday's and stuff, so let's start with the dogs. Tanky came into my house five years ago this month. I think I told the story but he was thrown out of a moving car....much to the horror of some of our volunteers. They picked him up , amazingly he was fine, got him vetted and took him to one of our smaller shows. He spent the whole day staring at me and I knew he would be my third baby!!!!


Happy Birthday little buddy!!!!
Miss Faith has been with me two years this month. I would see her at the kennel....she had been saved from a bait dog situation....but no one was looking after her. I would go up every day and give her antibiotics and clean her wounds.....but finally decided to take her home and work with her there. Also saving myself a 20 mile round trip per day!!!! She is a really great dog and is going nowhere....I love her!!!!
Happy Birthday to you too girl!!!

Her usual sleeping position........
My beautiful Miss Lizzy is still doing well. After we got her on meds for her arthritis she and I are back to walking everyday.....shorter distances, but still. It's been 11 months since I got her 3-6 months to live diagnosis and here she is!!!!
Pretty Girl!!!!!
Some other birthdays this month, my sis had her b-day.....not saying her age!!!! My mom would have been 87 this month......I miss you everyday......
Mom and me.....many,many years ago....
That's it for now.....will be talking to you again soon.....
Have a great evening!!!!