Abigail came into rescue in 2009-- her name was Amy then. She had been owned by a back yard breeder who has no more use for her and took her to a shelter. The shelter contacted us and we were glad to help.
Jeanne fostered her and has her about a year. Sometimes, it takes a long time to find that perfect home. Jeanne had her all pretty with a red bow when her new mom got her.
Abigail was about six years old when we got her, seven when she was adopted in 2010.
She has a best buddy named Bridget. I love when they have a friend. We occasionally get a dog who would love to be the only dog, but most of them love having a friend or two.
Abigail has thrived in her home and carefully watches her mom when she is cooking. Something might fall to the floor!
Bridget is taking a rest, but I'm sure she'll find her sister soon.
I love updates on our adopted dogs-- it encourages us to keep going! Merry Christmas, Abigail and Bridget!!
Melinda is my friend in Australia. Her grandkids are all ready for Christmas with MoiMoi and Coco.
I love the reindeer hats. Coco is wondering where her hat is.
MoiMoi looks sad-- don't let her fool you.
Melinda has decorated for Christmas. I love to see other people's decorations!
This little one has a hat and his own tree.
There are a lot of special ornaments on here-- memories on a tree.
If you click on the photos, you can see a closer view of the ornaments.
Coco isn't impressed with all the Christmas decorations.
She and MoiMoi are just glad to have their summer haircuts-- in Australia, it's hot!
Melinda made some Gingerbread-- I think it was for her, not the dogs. I'd like some!
Sorry, guys-- not for you.
Her tree has a lot of dogs on it.
What else can you see?
Coco is with her Christmas bear. Is it a Koala?
This isn't a Christmas Peke, but I wanted to share it. Melinda painted this-- she is SO talented!! It is of her first Pekingese, Lulu.
MoiMoi has her Christmas dog.
This is her Peke that her husband gave her one Christmas. He is French and from the early 1900s. Melinda decorated him for Christmas. Melinda, MoiMoi and Coco wish us all a Happy Christmas from Australia!
I know you think this post is about wine or beer-- nope, it's about regular rubbing alcohol--isoprophy alcohol. Bandit is ready to listen!
You might think it's okay to use rubbing alcohol if your dog has a sore or scratch. It's not. Alcohol on the skin can have many side effects for dogs. It's not safe. (You all know my Starlight-- who loves to help with the dishes.)
It can cause skin irritation and excessive dryness. It can also delay healing of skin tissue and it can remove the moisture barrier. Smelling it can also cause respiratory tract irritation and it is a neurotoxin and can effect the nervous system.
Use of alcohol can also effect the liver, kidneys and other organs. Some pet products are beginning to contain alcohol, not a good thing! Be sure to check labels on everything. It can be in ear washes, "pet safe" home cleaners, Bitter Apple and urine cleaners. (I have used Bitter Apple, but no more!) This is my friend's sweet girl, Clover, above.