Saturday, August 27, 2016


 Lacy came into rescue in January, 2010-- over 6 1/2 years ago.   Doesn't seem that long.
 She was pretty sick, just over 8 pounds, and missing a lot of hair.
 She had to wear a sweater most of the time, but she didn't mind at all.
 She was adopted by a wonderful couple and became a member of their family.
 While she was visiting my house, I loved how big her beautiful eyes were.    She was such a sweet girl.
 Lacy was anywhere from 3-6 when she came into rescue.  The shelter said she was 3, but we just never know.   Lacy has had some health issues, and has been getting a lot of vet care.  Her mom also took her to a chiropractor/massage therapist and acupuncturist for dogs.  
 Lacy is so smart and she sent me an email!  Here it is:

Hi Miss Linda,
This is Lacybeans. Guess what?? I have been having some issues that happens when we get older 🐶 I have a resistant UTI and also have been having real problems walking.
My hearing isn't so great either( except I can hear the treat bag). So today my mom put me in her new little car that I hadn't gotten to ride in yet...winks did and I wasn't happy about that oops off subject..anyway we went over the bay bridge to the vet I went. I got to see a really nice lady that is going to try and help me walk better. She is a chiropractor, massage therapist and an acupuncturist for dogs and cats. She worked me over this morning and work me she did. I got should have heard my leg do a little crack. Mom cringed. I didn't I was a big girl.  She gave mom exercises to do on me before I go back Next week, but this time  I will have acupuncture..not real sure if I will like the needles ewwww, but if it helps me to walk better and not get these icky UTI I will be really happy.
 Guess what's a secret but I heard my mom and dad talking and my big sister is coming home for a visit from this place called Switzerland...and she is bringing something called a Grandbaby. Hope it's something that I can play with :) They can't wait. The house is all a buzz getting cleaned and furniture moving all over the place. It's hard work keeping track of them.
Here are some pics mom took today so you can see what a good girl I was. :)
And ewww tomorrow is bath day...just stating for the record...YUCK!

Big hugs hope to see you soon...
Love Lacy
I'm so glad Lacy has such a loving home!   We hope this for every Peke we take in!

Friday, August 26, 2016


 Bradley came into rescue with his brother, Bentley.   I met Bradley at the vet when his foster mom took him in.
 The little guy wasn't feeling to well.   He had a tummy upset.
 He was in the right place to get help!    I love Acredale Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach.
 He has a pink collar on-- we need to fix that!    I have extras at my house, so we'll fit him out with something more masculine with a matching harness and leash.  
 He has some xrays and a check up.    We think he's much younger than we first thought.   Maybe five?   He seems very young.
 Oh, he is so regal looking!   He will fill out and his coat will be so much better with the good nutrition he is getting now.   A lot of people feed cheap food to their dogs-- but it has the nutrition of cardboard.   Buy a good brand for your pups.
 He got some meds for his stomach, a B12 shot (those are great!), and some probiotic (we use Forti-Flora).  
 You'll feel better soon!
 He was so sweet, let me hold him, and love on him.   But, then he was back with Paula.  
 By the next day, he was definitely on the mend!    He was curled up next to Paula.
 And he felt like playing some, and feeling happy.     He needs to gain a little weight, but we can do that!   He is about 13 pounds, and a great little guy.   If you are interested in him, just go to our web site and fill out an application.   Click here: Home - Potomac Valley Pekingese Club

Thursday, August 25, 2016


 Starlight came into our lives almost 9 years ago when she was three years old.   She'll be 12 in October.   She made it VERY clear that she was not going anywhere, not going to be adopted.   So, she stayed.   Starlight somehow (??) got her mouth caught on a floor vent.   She panicked and it came up, still attached to her mouth, and she tried to hide.   In her panic, the vent also hit her face, damaging her eye.
 On Starlight's recheck appointment, two of the Bits went with me.  (I take care of them while my daughter teaches at a local university.)
 My vet has a wonderful play area for children, and Sugar Bit and Beach Bit loved it.
 Beach Bit never gets tired of playing with the farm blocks there.  His back pack is full of airplanes.   They go everywhere with him!
 Since Sugar Bit was out of the stroller, Starlight got to be in the stroller.  
 She thought she was hot stuff!
 At the end of the visit, we were checking out.   Abbey got a dog biscuit and Starlight didn't want it.   Guess who thought it was wonderful-- Sugar Bit!
 I'm not in the habit of feeding my grandbits dog food, but this treat is "human safe."   I'm fine with that.   (Her other grandmother might cringe.)
Starlight eye is healing so well.   I'm so glad-- she sure gave us a scare!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


 My friend Elizabeth, adopted a Peke several years ago.   He didn't have much of a chance, and they gave him one.   A lot of Pekes do not do well in shelters, which it is so hard to just what their personality is while they are in a shelter.
 He looks so much like my Max, who just turned 13.
 This is my Max, recently.  He has a lot of gray on him now.  
 He used to have a black mask, but age has set in.  
 You can tell Max and Shark apart-- my Max just has one eye.   That's how he came to me, no idea what happened.  
 Max' favorite spot is the ottoman in front of the window.
 Max just moved to a new house and the master bedroom is on the main floor, so he doesn't have to do stairs anymore.  That's a good thing for Pekes!    He loves to be on little beds and air conditioning vents.   (Don't do what Starlight did and pull the vent up with your teeth, Shark!)
 He has been traveling with his mom and dad, since they were buying another house and he is used to hotel rooms.   But, he'll be glad to just settle in his new home.   He likes it there!
 This side shot of him looks SO much like my Max!   It's amazing.  
 Both dogs are so regal looking-- even with one eye for my Max.    They both have beautiful hair and long fluffy tails.
I wonder if they were twins-- maybe they just got separated.  Oh wait.  Max is older-- but they still look like brothers to me!  What do you think?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


 I gave you a picture of Joyful Grace yesterday, but wanted to give you more.  We all love her!
 When we got her, she was miserable.  Her skin was itchy and painful and our hearts broke.   Sherry took one look at the picture and said, "I'll foster her!"  What a heart she has!
 Joyful's hair has come in-- there are still thin spots on her back, and she always has a shirt or sweater on, depending on the season.  It's part of her style!  She's even had a hair cut at her groomer.
 She is watched carefully, has heart meds and a few other meds, but she has a joy that matches her name now.
 She is just the sweetest girl!    She adores her foster mom.
She has such an assortment of outfits, thanks to Sherry and many who have sent her gifts.   She's what rescue is all about-- giving them a life.   We love you, Joyful Grace!

Monday, August 22, 2016


 Sherry has a full house-- a house of love!
 Norton has a cooler cut done-- and he loves it!   So many Pekes have really thick coats and in the heat we've had, that makes it hard to stay cool.   Look at him posing!
 Norton can't see, but he still hears (sometimes direction is tough), and he loves his bed.    He's a very affectionate boy.   He looks just like a little bear!
 Rudy has done great since his eye and ear surgeries.   He is showing his age some-- his arthritis is making it harder to get around, but he keeps going!    He's such a sweetheart.
 Joyful has had a burst of life lately.   She runs some, leaps into her bed, and is enjoying her life.   She slows down when she needs to.   She is on heart meds, and like my foster Floyd, she self- regulates well.
 Festus is Sherry's boy-- he is the best dog!   Good natured, sweet, loving...  He was adopted from us and we thought he was about 11 at the time, so he's at least 14 now.   He is doing great!  
 Daisy is the resident cat.  She is an old girl and had a health scare on Friday, but today she is home and feeling much better.   She is beautiful and always lets me pet her when I visit.  
The gang at Sherry's had a new addition!   Bentley just came into rescue and he is the newest foster at their home.   He is an explorer (loves trash cans), he likes to sit high on the pillows of the couch, and he is very affectionate.   His brother, Bradley, below, is being fostered near by and I'll be doing more on these two new foster dogs.
I think it's time for a visit to Sherry's-- I need to catch up on her sweet group.