Friday, March 6, 2015

SNOW... REALLY??

 We had a great day here on Wednesday-- it was 65 and the dogs loved it.   At the Farm, 3 hours away, it was foggy but no snow.  
 And this is yesterday!    The grandbits have only had a few days of school in about 3 weeks.   It's going to be a lot of make up days!
 New Jersey and New York were hit again, too.
 Northern Virginia was experiencing a lot of snow.   This has been the winter of the most snow storms in a long time!  
 Milo is trying to lick the snow off his nose.    With short Peke legs, it's tough out there!
 Oh, you cute thing-- are you ready for spring?
 I know his brother, Luca, is done with it-- he's so wet from being outside.
I think Mika is contemplating a get-away with her brother, Milo.   If you find a way to do that, take me along!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CASSIE

 Cassie was turned into our rescue last summer.   She was about 10 years old and needed some medical help.   Her owner was going to put her down if someone didn't help her.  
 She was fostered by Sarah and Cassie did great with Miles and Patrick, Sarah's Pekes.    She was such a sweet little girl.   You would not know that Cassie is older-- she runs around and plays with her toys.    She also loves to snuggle.
She was adopted and just had a grooming session.   Look how sweet she looks!    She has become a Daddy's girl!   They play together, lay on the floor together, and snuggle and fall asleep on the couch together.    Her new mom is thinking of getting a playmate for her-- she thinks Cassie would enjoy a friend.     I'm so glad Cassie has such a great new home!  

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DOES YOUR DOG NEED A DENTAL?

 Scooby is one of our foster dogs.    He's so young and loving-- I don't know why he hasn't been adopted yet.  He is ready to go!   He's neutered, he's had all his shots and he's had a dental.
 Most of our foster dogs need dentals-- Pekingese have crowded little mouths, so they may need them more than other breeds.  (That is not scientific data haha.)    Lady, above, has probably had at least one.
 I don't think I'll ask her cat brother, Hagrid, if he has had one.   Or even suggest it!
 My daughter's Peke mix, Pandy, is as old as Methusela.  Well, maybe not that old.   She is about 14-15 and she just had another dental.   Infected teeth can lead to heart issues and we don't want that.
 Amelia is wearing a pair of Hanes.  She jumped in the laundry basket to help her mom.  I know Amelia has had a dental.  (I love this picture!   Especially since I know what she has on her head!)
 They need good teeth so they can do things like this!  Nice, healthy teeth make for more fun!
 Chumley, did you do that?  
 How do you know if your dog needs a dental?   You look at their teeth.  All of their teeth.  The front ones may seem fine, but those back ones probably have tartar on them.    That's a sign they need a dental.    If they have bad breath-- ugh-- they probably need their teeth cleaned!    And last, check out their gums.   My Max had bad breath a few years ago, and I was looking at his teeth.   But, then I pulled his lip further up and WHOA, saw a swollen area.   He had broken one of his teeth at the root and it was not in good shape.   A dental and removing that tooth fixed that problem.   He is scheduled for another dental next month-- just to make sure we keep him in good health as he gets older.
Lexie had bad teeth when she came in-- and she had fistulas in the back of her mouth, which I couldn't see. But, her breath--oh!    Now, she has a fresh little mouth.   To read more on this, check out this article.    Dogs, like people, need their teeth taken care of.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TUCKER 1

 Tucker was adopted last fall-- he was in a shelter where he had almost no chance of being adopted.
 He adores his new parents!
 Basil is one of his buddies.    He loves it when Basil comes to visit.
 I think he has found the perfect home.    He looks pretty relaxed.
And this is one of my favorite pictures.   Can you imagine how secure and loved he feels?    I love it.

Monday, March 2, 2015

TUCKER 2

 This little 10 pound beauty is Tucker.   These first pictures were taken in 2006-- almost 9 years ago.  He was about 5-6 years old, so he is at least 14 now.
 Tucker came from a shelter near me and he had terrible flea allergies which made him very anemic.
 He was adopted and had a wonderful, loving home.   I received a call the other day and his owner was going to be in the hospital for awhile.   She was now living with her daughter and they asked if we could help care for Tucker for awhile.  
 I sent out an email and two of our wonderful foster parents (and adopters!) volunteered.   They went to pick up Tucker and said he could stay as long as he needed to.  
Tucker has met all his temporary brothers and sisters, a lot of "butt sniffing" went on to meet and greet.    He ate his dinner (always a good thing after a change) and is checking out his new temporary home.    Kay and Claretta picked him up-- they said "neither sleet nor ice nor freezing rain can keep a necessary transport down."   I love that!    They are incredible and I'm so glad they could have Tucker in their home for awhile.    Welcome, little man.   Have fun while you're with us!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

SEMINOLE AND HURRICANE

Seminole went to the vet for a check up on Saturday.    Remember he was in the vet for over a week, with a severe case of pancreatitis.
 Hurricane was there, too-- and I brought the blanket that Jackie made for him.    (Jackie is one of our foster moms and she has made blankets for many of our fosters-- we love them!)
Hurricane and Seminole are brothers who are rarely far apart.
Seminole has that Peke underbite to the extreme!
 While Seminole was being checked out, Hurricane was getting some foster mom love.
 These two senior brothers are very attached.   They sleep touching each other.
 They are both so cute--who could resist this face!
They kept checking on each other while we were there.
They are both about 12 now, so sweet, and adorable.    They love their foster mom and foster brother, Festus and sister, Bubbles.    Their foster mom loves the sweet seniors-- just like many of us do.  
For all those who have fostered for us-- thank you.    These little faces you see on my blogs have been the recipients of your devotion and love.     Little faces like Hurricane and Seminole-- their lives have been changed because people are willing to foster and help them find a new life.   And those who help with other ways of support, well, we couldn't do it without you.    THANK YOU!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

MAGGIE MOO

 Bobby is Maggie-Moo's brother.   They were both adopted from PVPC.
 Maggie was not a bit thrilled by the snow.
 "Can you make it go away?"
 Her Peke "cousins", Phoebe and Hannah were riding out the storm, softly and sleepily.   Oh, they look so comfortable!
 It was cold out there and as it began to melt, big chunks of snow could fall off trees and fall right on a Pekingese-- not fun at all!  (I know, it's happening in my yard and my Pekes are looking around wondering what is going on.)
Maggie is set though.   She has her special hoodie on and is ready!    Stay warm, little girl!