Thank you for all the name suggestions. Here are most of them:
Precious, Callie, JOY and JICKY (names of perfumer in Australia), Biscuit and Muffin, Hope and Faith, Kelsey and Kelli, Audrey, Sugar and Spice, Crystal, Joy, Sparkle, Penny or Pumpkin, Bella, Bonita and Amore, Angel and Precious, Peaches, Scarlet, Peaces and Cream, Ruby, Liberty and Fireworks, Buttercup and Belle, Tipitina and Firefly. I love all these names!!! You are the best group of blog readers ever! And Jeanne chose..........................................BELLA AND RUBY!!!
I love the names! These are the two sweetest girls and they haven't had an accident inside yet. Wow. Jeanne takes them out often, but this is how we housetrain. OFTEN!
Here is sweet Bella. She is sweet, gives little kisses, is very loving and has stolen Jeanne's heart! She is laid back and a tiny thing at 8.5 pounds. She is on one of the Kuranda dog beds in the kitchen, but wait, does she hear something??? She's looking at the gate to the dining room. (Sometimes, this is closed, and sometimes it's open. Now, isn't that one of my brighter statements-- I can hardly believe I have written that, let alone left it in the blog!) So, Bella, and Ruby and Bernie are looking under the gate. There must be something happening over in the other room. Then, Ruby looks at that gate. That CLOSED gate. And she's thinking. "I can jump that gate! I can, I can........" Look at her intent look. She is gaining strength, and then..... She jumps it! She's over the gate. "I can't believe I did that! Wow, that was easy! I'm so proud of myself. For a little 9 pound dog, I have mighty jumping ability!" Well, this little girl decided she wanted out and she got out! You Pekes never seem to amaze me!+++++++++++++++++++++++++
Dangerous Mushrooms/Food: From a fellow rescuer: --We have found out about a deadly danger to our pets at the shelter, as well as your own pets. Like we didn't have enough to worry about. One of the dogs, Ellie, has had strange symptoms for about a month now. Not eating, and usually had a great appetite, would not play, would barely walk. Really just acted like she has been slowly dying. That is because she has been. Dr Higdon did blood work on her this week and her liver enzyme levels were, as he stated, through the roof. He said it was as if she had eaten something very toxic. The only time he had seen them this bad was a dog that had eaten a mushroom in his yard. Missy, the owner, realized she remembered Ellie grabbing a mushroom from her mom's yard about a month ago. That was it. Since then this has been slowly killing her liver. Luckily, if the liver is not already too far gone, it will repair itself. She is taking a strong antibiotic and trying all they can to get her to eat, anything at all. Dr Higdon said all the vets had gotten a bulletin about how bad the mushrooms would be this year due to all the rain. A picture is attached above to show you what these look like. I, however, would just get all mushrooms out of the yard. Check your yards, or the park or anywhere you may be taking your pets. Hate to scare folks, but, this is pretty important. (When I scoop the poop everyday, I scoop any mushrooms or other things also-- just to be safe!)++++++++++++
From another rescuer: My friend's dog had to be euthanized over a porkchop bone. This applies to chicken bones, too! She writes: "He got in the trash can, lifted the lid and got a corn cob out, I got it from him and thought that was all that he had gotten, but the next morning he started throwing up, it was a piece of corn cob, so I thought he just had a upset stomach from that, but as the day went on he got sicker and sicker, I took him to Brook Run at 2:00 and they did a x-ray and found that he had ate a pork chop bone and it had ripped his intestine open and he was toxic and with his seizures, he would not make it though the surgery!! So, I had to but my baby to sleep!! I have been devastated!! He blames himself for putting the bones in the trash!"