Monday, June 20, 2011

Wieners, Wieners, Wieners.......

My weekend started off with a Cocktail Wiener Party with the Gateway Lo-Downs on Friday. They have these socials once a month, usually at a doggie boutique called Lucky Dog. Unfortunately Lucky Dog is closing its doors the end of this month, which makes me really sad, I have had some great times there, either at a fundraising event or adoption event. They have always been very good to our group. The Cocktail Wiener Party consists of Lo-Down members and their doxie's. We have food and beverages and let all the weens socialize. I took Hazel and Izzy and as usually Izzy was a drama queen... she cried and cried, wanting to be held, wanting to get out of the heat...LOL I have created a monster! Here she is in a picture my friend Kim got of her. I would like to say Izzy had a good time but I'm not sure, she didn't seem happy to me, maybe because it wasn't air conditioned LOL who knows.....shes a diva.

I think Hazel had a good time, she was quiet and she did venture a little bit but never too far. When we walked in both girls greeted Moxie, he is another friend of mines doxie. They both seemed to like him and all the other dogs. I know I had a good time just watching all the weens run around, there is nothing that makes me smile more than to see a bunch of weens. I enjoyed talking to friends and visiting too. One things for sure, Izzy and Hazel were both wore out afterwards, they slept in the car the whole way home.

Saturday I went to a adoption event. It wasn't overly busy but seemed pretty steady. I had a good interest in Dooley but I haven't heard anything else since. The family already had 2 other dogs that have the exact same issue as Dooley, home protectiveness and they are used to dealing with it so I was really hoping these people would follow through. Who knows maybe they will eventually, till then he is safe here with me.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tweet Up?

If you don't know what a Tweet up is don't worry your not the only one lol Our group had a Tweet Up  Fundraiser today its a Fundraiser that you can attend either in person or via Twitter. A restaurant called Noodles & Company , on Manchester, was generous enough to donate 25% of their proceeds from anyone that mentioned St. Louis Senior Dog Project to our group and the Treats Unleashed next door let us have a Meet and Greet with some of our adoptable dogs, do a raffle for a beautiful quilt and allowing anyone that had a Noodles & Company receipt to get a half a dozen yummy treats for the dogs for free! I took Dooley and he was a very good boy, except when I left him to go get something to eat.....sorry about that Kathy ;)

I think a good time was had by all, it was such a beautiful day! I got to see some friends who stopped by to support us and visit with friends in the group. Dooley seemed to enjoy himself also, I think the treats helped. I brought home the free treats I got to share with the rest of the pack. Oh my they were a BIG hit, they've had them before but not in awhile. This is a picture of Cashew, licking the bag clean LOL she actually stuck her head all the way in it and was biting the bag like "There has GOT to be more in there!".

On the way home, I looked in the back seat to see this......Dooley crashed. I think he is zonked out for the night. I love a tired dog.......

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pool Side

Cashew taking her first dip.
 Today I got out the kiddie pool for the dogs, and well kinda for me too. While I sit out there and watch them I put my feet in the pool to keep cool. Hazel knew exactly what I was doing, she kept walking up to the pool and looking in like "Come on mom, fill it faster" none of them will get in it while its filling, they don't like the spraying water......This is the first time having the pool out since Piper has joined our family and since Dooley came here. I had to make Piper get in because it was too hot, she didn't like it one bit but when she jumped out she ran and jumped all over the yard LOL We had no idea how much energy Piper had until well after we adopted her, when she first came here she was docile and I guess trying to find her place in the pack, well she has her place now and boy does she have some energy!

"I got it, I got it!"
 I had to coax Dooley in, I stood in the middle of the pool and kept calling him. He went to put the first foot in and jerked it back like "WHOA that's cold" but eventually he made his way in and let me rub him down with water, I could tell he had never been in a pool and he was unsure but once in there for a few minutes he started wagging his tail. He bolted out of the pool and took off running. I threw a tennis ball in the pool and Hazel went diving after it, she got it and jumped out, only for Dooley to grab the ball and take off again. LOL this picture is of him celebrating his victory of getting the ball. Of course Hazel sat there and just looked at him then back at me. Hazel loves the pool, she is the one that likes it the most, Izzy and Cashew like it but usually only get in a couple times. Hazel will get in and out all day long, she also likes to blow bubbles in it, she tries to grab blades of grass on the bottom of it. Hazel is at her happiest when she gets to get in the pool, I'm at my happiest when I get to watch her.

Just like people that want nothing more than their human children to be happy, all I want is for my furry kids to be happy.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wow....Its Been Awhile

I can't believe its been a month since I blogged, I have opened my blog a million times intending to write but then I get totally side tracked. A lot has happened in this past month, I'm not sure I can remember everything but here we go......I think I last left you with wondering if Toby and Rosie (the Pom Poms) had found their new homes....well as I predicted they did and both seem very happy and are adjusting well to their new spoiled lives. Rosie is now named Mini and Toby is named Sukoshi. Thankfully Amy decided to continue to foster, we need all the fosters we can get to help as many animals as possible. Once Mini and Sukoshi were taken care of she took in 2 ADORABLE Pom puppies, check out their picture! The sable one is named Tonka and the cream one is named Cotton.

They both went off to their new home this past Sunday and foster mom has shed a few tears since then. They were very lucky in the fact that they have a great family with a boy and girl to play with and a mom and dad that just adore Poms and here's the kicker, they got to go to a home together, so now they will really be brothers forever! Amy ended up keeping them longer than expect because before we could get their vetting done poor little Tonka came down ill but he recovered within a few days, thankfully. Pheww that was worrisome, we all know how quickly puppies can go down hill.

So on the very day that Tonka and Cotton went off to their new homes Amy picked up 2 more Poms....I've found getting another foster right away helps with the pain of missing the ones just adopted. These 2 also came from a life of breeding, but seem to be fairly social and should adapt quickly to life in a home. Here's a picture of Buddie, a sable and white Pom. He has a gorgeous coat, especially after his talented foster mom got him all groomed up. He's a bigger Pom, guessing around 12-15lbs but he is going to make a great companion for someone.

Then theres Ladie, she is so cute and super duper sweet. She's a black and tan Pommie, and once her hair grows out completely she will be stunning. We think she's pretty cute the way she is though ;) We do know she loves food and is quite the piglet. Both of these guys will be off to the vet next Tuesday.

Dooley is still with us and is doing very well with his training. He is also blowing his coat and what is coming in under that is a totally different coat. It has a lot more blonde in it and is shorter. We're still waiting on his perfect home but I know it will come, some just take a little longer than others. Right now he has been with us for 4 months,  way to long for a great dog but I've found a lot of the truly great ones take a while to place :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pitter Patter

As I type this I hear the pitter patter of Hazel and Piper running around the house playing, I rest assured that most of the rugs in the house are turned upside down. Izzy was in on it but then she decided she had enough and wanted to look out the window. There she is looking like I am disturbing her for calling her name and taking a picture lol As you can see, her bows are still in and trust me she has done what she can to get them out! They love this warmer weather we've been having and enjoy just laying out in the yard getting some sun.

I spent some time out in the yard with them these last couple days, picking up sticks and trying to clean up the yard a little. I discovered that Dooley absolutely loves sticks and every time I picked them up he was jumping and carrying on just to get a hold of one. If I gave it to him he would run laps around the yard with it in his mouth like it was a huge prize! Here he is curled up in a bed that is made for a 20lb dog.........not a 70lb one ;) We'll be making a trip to the adoption event tomorrow, maybe this is his weekend!

I spent the week getting the painting finished in the kitchen, catching up on house work and running the little Poms to the vet. Toby and Rosie are recuperating from having quite a few teeth pulled and of course their spay and neuters. They are doing really well at my friends house and are making progress.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pom Poms??

On Friday I posted the petfinder link on Amy my friend (the groomer's) facebook page, of a little red Pomeranian, named Rosie, that we had taken into our group. She is a Pom lover and I wanted her to see this cute little girl. Well she couldn't resist and asked me about fostering her, with the possibility of adopting. I had to double check to make sure she was serious lol and she reassured me she was. So it was all set up for us to go pick this little bundle of joy up from Petco on Saturday from her current foster mom. I was shocked when she seen another little Pom we had taken from the same place as Rosie, and said she thought she would foster him too. Well that's not exactly how it happened....she was thinking this little guy might be a good match for her mom and dad and I said well you could foster him too...if the current foster mom didn't mind. Needless to say we walked out with both Rosie and Toby. I'm actually still a little shocked it happened. Anyways without in further delay here is Rosie being called Minnie......
Rosie/Minnie weighs all of MAYBE 3lbs, and acts every bit of the princess she is!

Toby (below) is a tad bigger than Rosie/Minnie but not by much. He reminds me of a Panda bear, miniature size of course. Honestly they are both just precious babies and they both love humans and other dogs. I think both of these babies have already found their furever homes but I won't say anymore and ruin the surprise ;) Imagine going from a breeder dog 1 week to a much loved, pampered baby the next week!Life can be amazing and we can all make a difference in these beautiful creatures lives if just try.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Trip To Grooming Tails

My best friend that I have known since the 6th grade just started a grooming business and its doing pretty well, I don't wonder why though. Since we first meet we have both been animal crazy, we are the girls that all the stray dogs and cats find, obviously because we could never turn our back on a sick or hungry animal. She is really good at what she does and get this....she actually loves and pets on them the whole time! They also get treats, get to enjoy running around a house and a back yard too. Just like home, well as close as you can get. She does do home groomings too for those dogs that aren't up for traveling or get extremely nervous going places. So if you are looking for a good groomer that won't freak your dog out, she's the one!

I took Izzy to get done since her full coat was starting to come in and I just wasn't up for doing it this time. Of course Amy does a much better job than I do, I mean look at this picture......she just looks so darling and I'm shocked but she still has her bows in! Her frizzy black hair on her body was covering her silver dappling, I'm amazed at how much I can see the silver now! She was a pretty good girl, it took some getting used to the dryer and get her feet hair trimmed but other than that she was a good girl. She is totally worn out tonight, first thing she wanted to do when she came home was crawl up in her bed on the ottoman. I brought 1 of her little dresses to put her in afterwards. See the pic below.

It even matches her bows! That's her "Girly Girl" dress. Trust me she isn't really a "Girly Girl" but is a Diva in the sense that she knows what she wants, and won't stop till she gets it but she can certainly get down and dirty with the rest of them LOL When we came home the other girls were all over her, especially smelling the bows in her ears, I've never been able to keep bows in their ears but come to find out, there is a certain "magic" to it. We'll see how long my rough and tough girl keeps them in ;) I really had to share the picture below because its almost too cute for me to look at.