Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mr. Bono......

Bono got a wonderful new home two weeks ago. I didn't write about it at the time because he was a difficult dog when he came to us six years ago....and I wanted to make sure he was going to fit well into his new environment. Things are going well...so let me tell a story....


Yes...I said six years. Sometimes dogs come in that have problems that prevent them from getting homes immediately. Bono had some dog aggression with many of the other dogs and crate aggression. We had so many dogs at the time I think he just didn't get as much one on one time as he should have. Over time he mellowed considerably, except the crate deal, and  my friend Denise and I decided to start taking him to shows and about a year ago I posted him on Petfinder. He was really good at shows and he started getting some applications coming his way....he is a stunning black and white boy. Over the months I got a ton of apps from people with lots of kids or cats or both. Not situations I could put him in. I never did despair that a good home would come along and in August I got a call that changed everything for Bono.
I don't know how James got my number....if from Petfinder I will have to take care of that...but he did. He said he and his son were interested in a 3 year old black and white that we had posted....told him we didn't have a dog like that but we had a seven year old that was looking for a good home.....did he want to see him? He said yes but  lived 3 hours away so that wasn't going to happen too soon. We tried to arrange a meeting when they were in town.....but then our friend, Harvey, blew in and all bets were off. Weeks went by, but they were still interested, three weeks ago they finally were in town and got to meet Bono. It was love, despite all of Bono's quirks. We arranged to bring him to their place the next weekend.
We spent the week getting him all cleaned up and up to date with shots. That Saturday morning we took off bright and early (thanks Denise and Ron especially for driving) on our long trip. Bono was great spending most of the time on my lap...but greatly confused by the length of the drive. When we got there I knew he was going to have a fine home!! Huge fenced in backyard.....they even put up some hot wire like I had suggested.....


and a lovely home to run around in. We brought a crate....but I doubt if they will use it....basically it will be three bachelors living together.


I've talked to them quite a few times since he has been there and everyone is happy....Bono has the run of the house at night and so far likes a few special sleeping spots. I'm happy this boy in in a home and getting the attention he so deserves!!!
Have a great evening....
See you soon.

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Puppy Tail......

Ok....this will be a tale, not about a puppy and really this guy is only a Husky mix. But, I do love this dog and want to find him the perfect home. I haven't mentioned it on my blog....but the director of our rescue, Husky Haven , has cancer and I am trying to find homes for the babies still there. The one I'm talking about tonight is sweet Mr. Cherokee. If I could have five dogs I would take him when I take Volga...but that's a lot of dogs!!! Cherokee is a wonderful dog, sweet and loving, perfect in my estimation. He loves the girls and gets along pretty well with the other male dogs too. I've never tested him with smaller dogs or cats , so I have no idea if he'd get along. He's red and white and about 5 1/2 to six years old. Up to date on shots and ready to go!!!!!




If you're looking to bring a great guy into your home.....Cherokee is your man!!!!

I apologize for not being around for awhile. August was a terrible month ending with Harvey. I'm back and want to help our kids get great homes.

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

One Year Ago.......

On this date I lost my beautiful girl , Lizzy , to pancreatic cancer. She was a fighter...they told me she had three months and she was around for two years. I think of her every day and miss that face everyday. The last week of her life I knew something was going on.....especially that Friday when I went to take her for a walk and she just turned around and started back to the house. Her walks were everything to her. She was my first dog and she was one of a kind. Today I am posting many pictures to remember her by......

Tank, me and Miss Lizzy!!!



Her fav summer spot.....

With Rudi...one of my fosters....he looks like her son.....
Just relaxing......
One of the few times she got to go to a show...we were usually working them....
Her with my first foster Zena.....
Just back from the hospital after getting the bad news......
She lost so much weight when she got sick.....from 53 to the 30 pounds she was for those two years....
Her last b-day, eating a cupcake Cyndii made for her....and almost my hand too!!!!


The last two pictures I took of her............
I'll be thinking about you everyday girl.....I hope you are having some fun at the Rainbow Bridge......


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Road Trip......

Most of my friends know that I really don't like road trips.....I guess driving from L.A. to Houston in my younger years about ten times and everything in between...just got me tired of trips. But recently I got a new car (for me) and decided I wanted to just take it for a spin.
My opportunity came up a couple of weeks later when my friend asked if I could drive her to College Station. The event was to pick up her new Bulldog puppy....I had written how she had lost her beautiful Harley. She had looked at rescues....Bulldogs are hard to find....and decided that since Jazzy was an alpha female....it might be easier to go with a puppy.
So we started off on a Saturday morning....with my luck, it was raining almost the whole way. But my new Jeep was pretty fun to drive and we made it there in pretty good time!! It's too bad that there was an Exxon on every exit and she wasn't too specific....but we finally found them and this......

Mr Howie....how cute. I love puppies as long as they aren't mine!!!!

Apparently he slept the whole way from Waco.....so he was super awake all the way back to Houston. There he got to meet Miss Jazzy....

She did check him out. Didn't know what to make of him....but was really good considering how much bigger she is ( by the way she thinks she's a lap dog!! ).

Told him to look at the camera....can't depend on dogs!!!!

Settling in.......
I will definitely update you on this little man....probably not going to be little for too long!!!!
Have a wonderful afternoon...
See you soon.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July.......

I wanted to wish you a wonderful day. Be careful out there....always a lot of people partying on a holiday like today. Make sure your fur kids are safe too...mine don't really like the fireworks, I agree with them. I decided to repost pics of my kids from last year I liked them and thought they would be fine for today.....


TJ doesn't like having his picture taken.....probably be pretty embarrassed if he saw what I did to it!!!!! 

Tank on the other hand is always up for a photo opportunity!!!
Faith too!!!!
Sadly Sweet Lizzy is no longer here with us this holiday.....shocking that it's almost been a year since her passing to the Rainbow Bridge.....
Miss you baby girl......


I do wish all of you a safe and happy holiday....
See you soon.....

Friday, June 16, 2017

Another Sad Day......

I hate to write this after my last post....but bad things happen. My great friend, Elsie, lost her beautiful baby girl , Shadow, on Wednesday.



Poor baby had been in failing health over the last few months....not moving much and finally just stopping eating.I know her mom had been terribly worried.
She was a Husky Haven dog.....rescued from a puppy mill about 7 or 8 years ago. I actually remember her and some other dogs from that puppy mill coming in at the same time. They were all a little standoffish....the terrible conditions and abuse. Shadow also had 6 puppies that died of parvo...and of course she was heartworm positive. We are so grateful that Elsie chose her and gave her a wonderful home.....



Run free with all those friends that have gone before you to the Rainbow Bridge......we will miss you sweet girl.....







Wednesday, June 7, 2017

For Harley....

So once again a new angel has made his way to the Rainbow Bridge.....Harley succumbed to his tumors a few weeks ago. It always makes me sad to write about my client's puppies as they leave this world. As with Duke a few months ago I felt as if Harley was one of my family.



Harley loved to hang with Jazzy...he's the guy in the back. I had so much fun taking care of them...they were both big dogs but loved hugging and tons of attention. I know Jazzy and her Mom , Mary, miss Harley so much.....



Here is one of the last pics of the beautiful blue eyed boy.....and I don't need to fill in the blanks.
Here is Harley today.......


But this is how I prefer to remember him.....


We will miss you big boy....have a wonderful time with Lizzy and all of our other fantastic friends at the Rainbow Bridge........