Wednesday, May 27, 2015


 This little girl was at a shelter near me and needed help.   She was not considered adoptable because she needed a lot of surgery.
 They told me she was about 12 years old and was blind.    (She is not 12.)
 I picked her up yesterday and the first thing she did was wag her tail!
 We walked around outside until it was time to go in the vet.    I got a urine and poop sample-- I'm getting just too good at getting these (too much practice haha).
 Someone donated this harness at the picnic, and I put it on her.  It's a little big.    Thank you to whoever donated it!!
 Her foster mom met me at the vet and we went over the name options-- we decided Sophie was a sweet name for her.  
 She is 9.3 pounds, too thin, but she can gain weight--a pound or two.   She had fleas -- those things are gone!  
 She loves to roll around on the floor and have her tummy and neck rubbed.
 She walked around the exam room-- she bumped into things gently, and then just moved in another direction.   If you said anything, she "looked" toward you and wagged her tail!
 She has beautiful coloring.
 We had her bloodwork done, and will get it back tomorrow.
 Dr. Meador took care of her today-- she is great!  (I use Acredale Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach and highly recommend them.)   Sophie is set up for surgery to spay, fix her hernias, and remove at least one of her eyes.   We don't know if the right eye needs to be removed-- it's very red, and non-visual.   That eye will be checked further.
This little girl was so worth saving-- she is not 12, but probably only about 6 years old-- she has a lot of life left in her!   Welcome to rescue, sweet girl!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


 Arby and her new brother Raymond, came to the picnic.   Arby was about 8 years old when she came to us in the Bristol 18-- she is now about 13.
  And look at her beautiful coat and smile!
Peggy and Terry just adopted Raymond.   He is ready to party!
 He is such a happy boy and did great at the picnic.
 He's smiling!  I think he saw all the food arriving!
 Mika was there-- she was my foster puppy in 2006.   Wow, she's almost 9 years old now.
 Coltrane was there, but he was too busy meeting and greeting and I couldn't get a face shot.  That's okay-- he was happy!
 Beautiful Penny was there with her mom.    Her colors are so pretty.
Cosme came from Virginia Beach with his mom-- the rest of the group stayed home, but he was all set to meet the other Pekes.   At the end of the day, they were all ready to crash and rest!     More pictures tomorrow!

Monday, May 25, 2015


 Chacha and her brother Poncho came into rescue last fall.
 They were from a Maryland shelter and had been loved by their owner-- she could not care for them anymore.  
 They had a wonderful foster home with Jackie and her husband and son.  It was Peke heaven!
 Well, last week, they went to visit a couple who wanted them to join their family.
 ChaCha checked out the bed.  
 The resident Peke, Smokey, checked out the blankets that came with Poncho and Chacha-- Jackie has made blankets for several of our medical Pekes.  Of course, her own fosters each had one.
 Chacha was meeting her new mom.  Look at that dog bed!
 Smokey looked on as they all received a lot of hugs.
 Poncho checked out his new bed--
 Then, he checked out Smokey's bed-- are you going to share?
 I think there are plenty of beds for all of them.
Smokey's face is so sweet!   Poncho looks on as Chacha checks out the window scene.    I know they will be so happy and get the best care and love!     We love homes like this!


 I want to thank all who have served our country.   I know some who have made the biggest sacrifice including my first husband, Phil.  
Others like Amy and Martha gave so much also-- but they moved on, taking care of their children, their homes and having wonderful lives.   To both of you, and so many others, thank you.
Today, we celebrate with picnics, and family-- and remember.    Thank you.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


This is not a great picture, but it's the only one I have.   This little senior girl is in a shelter near me and they need help.  She was found as a stray and her nails were curled under, and her eyes are so bad, they need to be removed.   She needs other medical help (hernia/spay, maybe a dental).   She is probably ten pounds, soaking wet.    We are going to get her on Tuesday and hope we can help her.   The shelter person caring for her said she is so sweet.    We need a name for her.   We will let the foster mom choose from the suggestions we get, so send them on-- either by comment or on facebook.  You can also email them to us at     I'm glad we can help this little one-- it seems she is due for a break and a lot of love.    Once we have her, we will see what name fits.   :-)

Saturday, May 23, 2015


My husband, Matt, was holding Monk.   He has the cutest underbite!!  (Monk, not my husband. haha)
 He decided to be a cowboy at the picnic.   (Again, Monk, not my husband.)
 Monk got Nippy and Polly Pockets to join him.  Wow, Polly, were you hot-- your tongue is REALLY long!
 Flowers anyone?
 It was a little warm that day-- and the dogs were there a while, so they were worn out, too.  We had bowls and water all over, but Pekes like air conditioning!
I know Polly was ready to head home for a nap and air-conditioning!   Me, too!  

Friday, May 22, 2015


Anna with her Suzie Q-- oh, this is sweet!!  I love her parasol.  
Gus was stunning-- he was ready for an adventure!
And here he is with Willie Wonton!    Two New York Pekes.  
 Jeanne was so excited when she saw Gus-- he was one of her fosters that needed so much medical care.
 He remembered her, too.    Lots of kisses were given!
 And then Marshall peeked around her arm-- he was there, too!
 Jeanne was beside herself to see these two medical fosters-- both adopted-- back for a visit.
Foster parents love coming to the picnic to see their adopted Pekes.   It just makes our day!
Suzie Q agrees that coming to the picnic was a great idea!  
Willie Wonton -- it was great to see you!!