Friday, December 30, 2011

Tennessee for the holidays

Happy howlidays!!! We've been in Nashville for the holidays! We drove from California thru Texas and we are now driving back thru Oklahoma. Something about mon having to get home the fastest way because she has to get back to work!

We had a great time in Nashville visiting our Nashville cousins Bayou and Bracken and of course grandma and grandpa!! We miss the yard already!!

Woof

Velcro, Ceilidh and Jack Sparrow

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Our heart breaks....

For The Houston Pittie Pack...you are in our thoughts, prayers, woofs and purrs.....


http://pittiepackfirerecoveryfund.chipin.com/sandras-fire-recovery


On December 16th....one of our fellow DWBers suffered a tremendous loss, The Houston Pittie Pack had a destructive house fire....only two of the pack made it out. Their fur mom tried and tried and tried until she couldn't breathe anymore and couldn't see anymore but she just couldn't save the rest of the pack.

On December 16th we lost 5 furbabies to a fire and Sandra and her family lost everything! She is devastated and traumatized as are the rest of the family!!!

A chip-in has been setup to help the fMily get back on their feet! If you can donate even just $1, it would be so appreciated. Please please please share the chip-in and during the holidy season please let's think of Sandra and her Houston Pittie Pack. Let's really show this family the true meaning of sharing and giving!

My heart breaks every time I read an updated blog post......I can't even imagine what they must be going thru.

http://kissa-bull.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ceilidh's visit to the Animal Emergency Referral Center

I've lost 2 cats in 2 months, so when Ceilidh punctured my asthma inhaler last nite after I got home from work, I about lost it! All I heard was an boom and she raced into my room and under the bed. I coaxed her out from under the bed and onto the bed and she appeared ok, so I went back to the living room. Thats when she came in and she was making noises breathing. I felt her chest and her heart rate was FAST! Felt like her heart was going to jump out of her chest!

I called the pet emergency, and was out the door with all of the dogs in tow around 9:45pm. She was taken into the back immediately and her vitals were taken. I authorized them to call Poison Control. After which they told me her heart rate was 220 and her blood pressure was high. They also wanted to check her Potassium and Phosphorus levels-poison control had told them to watch out for these levels to drop!

She ended up spending the nite at the pet emergency. I had a really hard time going to sleep. I called at 2am, 5 am and 8:30am and each call I was told she had been given a drug to drop her heart rate and that her heart rate was slowly coming down.

10:30am - HR 220
2:00am - HR between 190-200 and she was given a beta blocker
5:00am - HR between 190-200 higher dose of the beta blocker was given
9:00am - HR between 150-180, she was quietly resting and had eaten a 1/2 jar of chicken baby food

I picked her up at 10:30 and transferred her to my vet where she will spend the day being observed, her HR checked again. Her blood work was taken again at 9am and her Potassium and Phosphorus were back within the normal levels, YEAH!!!

I'm so glad she made it thru the nite!!! When I left, I had to sign a CPR code to allow the pet emergency to do whatever means possible to save her life in the case of cardiac arrest. That was the hardest thing to sign! I cried while signing it!

She's just a little over 1 year old and has a MAJOR oral fixation to things that are bad for her!!!! I'm just so glad she is on the mend!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Race for the Rescues 5k

On Sunday morning we all ran the Race for the Rescues 5K at the Rose Bowl to benefit the Rescue Train and 9 other animal rescues! Mom and I have run this before, but it was the first race for my sister, Ceilidh and brother Jack Sparrow.

We raised about $250 and on Sunday we arrived at the Rose Bowl ready to run! There were lots and lots of people and doggies at this event! Ceilidh and Jack has never run a race especially with all the dogs and people. But they were great! Jack barked at many big dogs, but he stopped once we started running!

It was a warm day in Pasadena, so mom gave us lots of walk and water breaks! We have a wonderful mom- she lets us drink water out of her hand held water bottle. As a matter of fact we only drink out of mom's hand held! We are spoiled!

We had a lot of fun. We finished and then had to race Jack over to the costume contest! He was entered along with lots of other dogs! Mom will upload the picture of his costume, but he came in 2nd place! He got a medal and Ceilidh and I were very proud of him!!!

We had a fun Sunday. We were out in the hot sun all day so we were happy to get home and nap!

Woof

Velcro, Ceilidh and Jack Sparrow

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm still here...

Mom has been a major blog slacker! I need a need blog secretary! But mom has been busy and we had a few animal issues in the month of august.

We lost our cat, Kodak on August 20th. He was mom's first cat and was 15.5 years old. I loved Kodak as well and we all miss him!

We also rescued a doggie from the shelter for mom's parents. As soon as we got him home he was sick.... He spent time at the vet being nursed back to health then mom took care of him. He's now in Tennessee with my grandma an grandpa!

And now to the big news....our foster dog..... The little black terrier chihuahua mix mom named Jack Sparrow is no longer a foster. Mom bought him a Tennessee harness and he is now a member of the family. I now have a sissy, Ceilidh and a brother, Jack Sparrow.

That gets everyone up to date on what's been going on. Mom has promised me she won't be a slacker!! But she is working again on her tv show.....

I hope you guys didn't forget me!
Woof

Velcro

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Foster?

Mom brought this little 6pm dog home yesterday! She says his name is Harvey and that we will e fostering him until he finds his furever home! He weighs 6lbs.... He's smaller than our cats! He growls and barks at our cats but because he's so small they don't know what to do with him! He's nice! We like him!!! He plays!

Woof

Velcro and Ceilidh

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Resting.....

We just finished a run with mom. We got out later than normal because mom was watching something called The Tour de France. It was sunny, and we're not to happy about running in the sun and heat! Mom is really good- we get shade breaks and we both drink water out of mom's hand held water bottle- but we kept the run short today!

Woof

Velcro and Ceilidh

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Goodnight

My little sister sure has made herself at home on mom's bed!

Woof

Velcro ...... And Ceilidh

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Beach or Park?



Since Mom has been off work, we've been trying to get our runs in when we wake up (after mom watches something called the Tour de France) and then when the sun starts to go down, because we don't really like playing when the sun is up and its hot, we've been going to the park or the beach!! Either place is great for me because I either get to play with my Jolly ball or Tennis Ball but Ceilidh seems to really like the beach! She races around like a crazy puppy! She chases me when I chase my ball and then does circles around me....must be the "terrorist" in her...

I kinda like he now....it's nice to have a little sister! I'm trying to teach her everything I know. Like how to run on the trails and how to listen to commands!

The other day, mom took us both to the V-E-T to get things that sting and hurt! I only had one prick but Ceilidh had three! And her third one must have hurt her because she cried and tried to bite her side! I ran to her and tried to comfort her! I am her big sister afterall!

Mom and my Dr would duly impressed that I came out from under my hiding spot to comfort my sister when she was crying!

I wonder where we will go today?? Beach or park??

Double Woofs

Velcro and Ceilidh.....

Friday, July 8, 2011

A friday morning walkie

Squirrel watch...

SQUIRREL!!!
 We went on a walk this morning. Mom had wanted to run but it's still pretty hot....so it was walkie time this morning and tonight we'll run along the ocean!

We went to our favorite park! There are a lot of squirrels, ducks and geese at this park and Ceilidh and I had lots to watch! No chasing of squirrels though!

We did get to run around though! I chased my tennis ball and ceilidh chased me. We played for a brief moment-and I chased her and then we headed home!

It was a nice morning with mom!

Woof

Velcro and Ceilidh
walking home

comfy together!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ceilidh's first petsitter visit

Mom left us! She went to Naahville to play with another dog! Luckily my hu-man brudder is taking care of us! He feeds us and takes us for walkies! And before mom left, she set up a special lunchtime petsitter visit for us! So we get to giro the park and play! This was Ceilidh's first time being taken out by MY petsitter! She was ok! She didn't act up and actually sat for a picture!!

I think mom comes home tonight! She had better not smell like another dog!

Woofs
Velcro and Ceilidh

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A new sissy....... and her name is Ceilidh

Her freedom picture
Mom brought home a sister for me! What was she thinking???? I was perfectly happy being an only dog!!! Sheesh! Mom! But I guess it's ok, mom said something about saving her from being PTS...whatever that means. She said she got me at the shelter the same way-so we have a bond. Whatever....

It's taken me a few days to get used to not being the "one and only".....Mom tells me everyday that I'm her bestest girl and that she loves me. And I still have my side of the bed! So all is good. My little sister sure is cute though and she likes me and follows me around! I guess I can show her the ropes! Mom and I are trying to teach her to walk and run on The Buddy System. She's getting it! And she immediately took to drinking out of mom's handheld water bottle that she takes running....so it looks like she's a good fit!

Ceilidh likes to sleep on mom's bed as well. I have the right side of mom and she has the left! We cocoon her!!! It's fun! Mom cant move!

Ceilidh, is a Scottish name. Her name is pronounced "K-Lee".... when mom took her to the vet, they didnt even want to attempt her name....mom giggled!

The good thing, she doesnt like to play with my jolly ball! Whew! So that time is all my own!!!!

Mom and I think she is very happy having a comfy bed to sleep on and food and of course a new sister and kitties of her own! I guess it's better than a concrete cell!

I guess I'll keep her....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Thursday...

And mom is home! Mom is home! We are at the park and I'm playing with my jolly ball!!! This only means one thing...mom is on vacation!

Woof
Velcro

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

My friday

Since mom is working Sunday thru Thursday, today is my Friday!! That means mom will be home tonight and I'll get her for two whole days!! Then she goes back to work again but only for a few days then mom is on vacation!!!! I wonder what wonderful fun mom has planned for us!!

Woof

Velcro

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Friday, June 3, 2011

A friday with mom

Mom took today off!!! Yeah Mom!! We started off the day running 4 miles down at the cruise ship promenade. I met another doggie and went into a fancy hu-mom toilet.....it was sunny and warm so I'm glad we are back at the house! I wonder what else we will do today?

Woof
Velcro

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hmmm

Mom took this picture yesterday as I was trying to find a tennis ball for my walkies. She says I might have a "problem".... I don't think so! Every dog should have their choice of tennis balls! This is my collection!!

I love my collection!

Woof

Velcro

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Fun Day

Fun is playtime with my tennis ball!

I hope all my doggie friends and their hoomans have a wonderful holiday weekend! I will have mom at home for 3 days!!!

Woof
Velcro

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

A new family member

Meet my grandpa and grannies furbaby family! Hamish the cat has been with them for awhile but the new addition is Baillie, the mini Australian Cattle Dog!

I have a baby brudder of sorts! Maybe he's a cousin or an uncle? I just hope I get to meet him one day since he lives in Tennessee!

Does this mean my grandpa doesn't love me anymore?

Woof

Velcro

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Waiting....

Come on mom throw my jolly ball!


Woof

Velcro

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Jolly Ball Time!

I'm at the park!!!!! 7pm is jolly ball time! I bark at it! I bite it! I push it with my nose! It's fun!

Woof
Velcro

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

At the park

Mom takes me to the park every night to play with my jolly ball! I like her not working! I wish this would last longer than a week!! But at least when she goes back to work it's only for 3 weeks not 10 months! So I will enjoy my mom time!

Woof
Velcro

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Seen on yesterdays run....

Squirrels!!!!!! And they came really close to me!

Woof

Velcro

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Mom and I hope every mom had a great mothers day! I took care of the kitties for mom then I helped her run 5 miles in the sun! She needed me!

Woofs

Velcro

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mom is coming home!

In resting! Waiting for mom's arrival!!


Woof
Velcro

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fun times with grandpa

Mom is in NYC working! She couldn't take me! But I got the next best thing! Grandpa is staying with us!!! I'm not going on runs with grandpa but I'm going on walks! I miss my mom!!!! I hope she comes home soon!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Woof

Velcro

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Mom has promised I be better and blogging! I'm going to hold her to it!

This was taken yesterday at the park. I live this park- lots of squirrels!

Woof

Velcro

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy 7th Barkday to me!!


Today is my 7th barkday!!!! My petsitter bought me a barkday cake and pressies!!

When my mom got home from work at 2am this morning-I got a piece of my cake. I gobbled it all up!! It was yummy!

Being 7 now, I have to watch my figure-so mom may not let me finish my cake...but I sure do hope I get another slice!

My barkday is perfect now because I get my mom home for 2 days!!!

Now I have to go eat my breakfast and play with my new toys. I wish I had friends to share my cake
and toys with...anyone want to come over?
The cake sure is yummy!

Woof

Velcro

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My week in one picture

We have had alot of rain! Of course, mom loves rain and I do to now that I have a raincoat! Last weekend mom and I and my human brudder went to cheer on all our friends running the LA marathon. It has been called the monsoon marathon because of all the rain! But it didn't stop the runners from running and us cheering!!!

Woof

Velcro

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Please lets help the Animals of Japan!

Mom has been super busy this week and hasn't blogged for me! I will have to get another blogger!

What we haven't missed is the horrible disaster in Japan! As all of you know, Japan suffered an immense 9.0 magnitude earthquake just over a week ago and a devastating Tsunami afterwards. Thousands are dead  and missing and the area has been decimated!

My mom has donated to the Red Cross and to a few animal organizations in Japan..and we would like everyone to help if you can! Here are just a few of the organizations that have set up donation web pages to help the animals in Japan!

Here is a link to an organization in Japan helping the animals that have been displaced Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support http://japanearthquakeanimalrelief.chipin.com/japan-earthquake-animal-rescue-and-support/
They also have a facebook page that you can like and see some of the pictures of the animals that have been rescued!

Also PETA has a team in japan and has set up a fund:https://secure.peta.org/site/Donation2?df_id=5560&5560.donation=form1&set.custom.Campaign_Code=I11CWCXXXXG&autologin=true

Also the American Humane Association has a donation page as well: https://secure2.convio.net/aha/site/SPageServer?pagename=API_Form_Animals&donation_amount=other&custom_programs=japan&JServSessionIdr004=ui94zbzd91.app224a

The website Global Animal has a long list of different organizations that are collecting money for the animals of Japan! http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/15/how-to-help-japan-pets/32243/

Please take a moment and help the animals of Japan!!!!

Woof

Velcro

Friday, March 11, 2011

Its called Fraturday not Friday

Fraturday: noun, to start work late on a Friday and work until the wee hours of Saturday.

This is what mom does every Friday- she works a fraturday! It means moms weekend gets cut short and she sleeps later than normal on a Saturday.

I wish mom was home with me on Friday nights.... I keep the couch warm for her!

Woof
Velcro

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

i went to the vet yesterday

And they stole my blood!!! Mom said I was super! She says I have "panic attacks" on my chart... I don't know what that means but a long as mom is with me I'm fine! They stole my blood in the exam room with my mom there holding me!

There is nothing wrong with me. My vet is testing my blood to make sure I'm a perfect middle age cattle dog! But she said i have to lose 4-5 lbs! Silly Hollywood standards! So mom already cut back my Dr Harveys from 3 scoops to 2 scoops but I'll get more protein! I must be on the dog version of Dr Adkins!

Woof

Velcro

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Friday, March 4, 2011

TGIF

Friday means I get mom tonight for 2 whole days!!! I can't wait!! Yeah for a weekend with mom!

-woof

Velcro

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

wordless wednesday

Woof

Velcro

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Friday, February 25, 2011

its raining its pouring...

And I have a rain slicker!

Woof

Velcro

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

catch?

Is anyone up for a game of catch?

Woof

Velcro

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

a semi- wordless wednesday

Mom and I want to send our thoughts and woofs (and purrs from my kitties) to all the hoomans and animals affected by the earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

Woof

Velcro

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

thankful thursday

I'm very thankful to have a wonderful petsitter who sends my mom pictures of me everyday! She treats me like I'm one of her furbabies!!! It's so nice to have a petsitter!

She likes my kitties as well.....

Woof

Velcro

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

another tennis ball tuesday...

We had a great time staying in our little camper this weekend at grandpa's house! All the kitties were with us as well! I can't wait for mom to take us all camping!

But since she's still working all the time, I have to settle for my trips to the courts to play with my tennis ball!!! Good thing I have a wonderful petsitter!

Woof

Velcro

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