Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGHANN!!

 This blog is not about Granger-- it's about his mom-- my daughter.   Meghann is my oldest, born 40 years ago today. 
 Meghann (here with HER oldest) changed my life in so many ways.  I found out what God's love was all about when He gave her to me.   She has a faith that has inspired me since she was so young. 
 Her heart is always set on things above-- on His things.  She gives love out to the orphan, the needy and most of all, to all of us in her family.   She and her sister, Molly, were both such incredible blessings to me-- ones I never thought I could have.  And then God showed just what He could do!
They are the moms of our Bits-- and our life is so blessed.  I love my girls.  They are best friends, always there for each other.   So, I am using my blog today to say, "I LOVE YOU!  Forty years ago today, my life changed and I'm so glad!"    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUGAR!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BLIND DOGS -- HAPPY DOGS

Having a blind dog can present a few challenges, but they can be happy little souls.   
 Kai Kai wags his tail furiously when I pick him up.   He has so much joy in him when I'm close.
 Benny/Benjamin is one of the happiest dogs I know.   He came to me blind, and it never got in his way.  (He may have a tiny bit of sight, but we weren't sure.)   He wasn't a bit handicapped.  He could maneuver around my house amazingly well-- even when he came to visit a few months after he left, he remembered the path to the back door. 
 
These dogs can't see but, their other senses step up and the world is still an adventure.  
 When you have a blind dog, don't forget to keep a sense of humor.   You might not be able to move the furniture as much.   They can remember how the house is set up, get around well and amaze you.
 I saw a poem on blind dogs and wanted to share it.   (My vet ophthalmologist with Benny and Kai Kai-- Dr. Nadelstein in Chesapeake, VA.)
 "I cannot see you Mommy, when you cuddle me so near.
And yet I know you love me, it's in the words I hear.
I cannot see you Daddy, when you hold me by your side.
 But still I know you love me when you tell me so with pride.
I cannot see to run and play out in the sun so bright.
For here inside my tiny head it's always dark as night.
 I cannot see the treats you give when I am extra good.
But I can wag my tail in thanks just like a good dog should.
 "She cannot see. The dog's no good" is what some folks might say.
"She can't be trained, she'll never learn. She must be put away.
 "But not you, Mom and Daddy. You know that it's alright.
Because I love you just as much as any dog with sight.
You took me in, you gave me love and we will never part.
Because I'm blind with just my eyes, I see you in my heart."

Monday, January 15, 2018

ENTITLED PEKINGESE


One of my friends  adopted two Pekingese from us years ago and then went on to foster many with her own group later.  She told me something that was so humorous-- but so true!!    



Can't help but love them all for their very different personalities they keep us entertained. 
 Lisa said, "One of the things I love about Pekes is that they go from very scared to very entitled (as they should be) in a short time."
 Starlight definitely came with that attitude.
 Barbara told me that Lolo (Khloe) is very much like Starlight-- 
 She said,  "while I get that she likes me and wants to be near me, I can't help but sometimes feel as if she thinks I need her permission to leave the room. She seems to look around the room as if she is surveying her kingdom..."   She said,  "None of the others act that way... Rosie is very quiet and reserved for the most part, Melrose is just happy to have a nice warm place to put himself and is quite pleased with what attention he allows us to give him... Kasey only wants to find his daddy and lamby... and of course eat..."  (Did you notice that she said Melrose determines what attention he allows them to give?  Sounds a little entitled to me haha.)
 BG/Baby Girl definitely has this attitude!
 Granger, well, as long as people carry him, walk him, play with him, he's fine.  No entitled view there!
 Now Jackie and Bill might have a view on this-- or maybe the Pekes there do.  Are any there filled with an entitled view?
 And then there's Starlight-- again.   
 Her favorite tech figured out very early that if she came in, close to the floor, talking sweetly to Starlight that Starlight be just be all over her.   Love both ways here.  We love Bettina!
 Jan, does Bella have an entitled personality?
 My Max does-- and he doesn't.  As long as things go his way, we're fine.   I can pet his head.  No problem.   If I pet his back, he gets all upset about it.  His back doesn't hurt, he's healthy (he's over 14).   He's always been this way.   
 My sweet Kai Kai-- entitled?  Not a bit-- he just wants to be loved.  
 Floyd-- not entitled.  He is just sweet and loving, and not intrusive at all.  Just wants to be near me and loved.  He lays near me on the floor (he does not like being on the couch, but sleeps at my feet on the bed.)
 Chumley is not entitled.  As long as you throw his toy-- over and over and over.
Okay, Starlight, we get it.   You are the poster girl for entitled Pekes.   And I'm okay with that.   You went through so much before you came into rescue-- so that's your excuse.  It couldn't be that you came from a very regal breed who lived in palaces, and was carried around and had every whim taken care of.  No, not at all.  I'm so glad you're OUR entitled Peke!!  

Sunday, January 14, 2018

OLIVER-- HAPPY BOY!

I told you Oliver was going to his new home on Saturday.  Well, he did!   His new mom and dad messaged me that they are already in love with him!!  I love rescue!   Happy Sunday, Oliver!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

PUCCINI--A PEKE IN NEED

We received a message that Puccini's owner had died.
 He and his brother were brought to the groomer to "be cleaned up" and then left there.   No one came back for them. 
 Puccini is 9 years old, and has basically had no vet care.   Neither has his brother.
 His brother is Reilly-- a 40 pound sweet, mellow boy.   We can't take him into our rescue because he is not a Pekingese, but I'm hoping to find a home for him or a rescue that will take him. 
 You see, Reilly is blind and deaf and has had no medical care.  But, he follows his caregiver around, is very sweet and gets along with the other dogs and cats there.   He needs a forever home.   
Puccini will be joining our rescue in the next few days and he will be given a full work up and get all the care he needs.   If you know anyone who might be able to give a home and medical care to Reilly, please comment or email me at potomacpekes1@gmail.com.   We hope they both get a great forever home!
Linda
We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces. It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within. We are Rescue.

Friday, January 12, 2018

KHLOE ADOPTED!

 Khloe/Lolo came into rescue in November.  She was in a shelter with her brother, Oliver.
 They had been in a home with four Pekingese and two had passed away.   Their owner was having trouble and had to place her two sweet pups in a shelter.  We were contacted to see if we could help. 
 We thought they needed to stay together, but over time, we realized it wasn't necessary.  We like to keep pairs together if we can, but sometimes it is more important to find them forever homes where they will get all the attention and love they deserve.
 Khloe/Lolo is a small one, about ten pounds.   Barbara saw her and just knew she would be perfect for her home.   So, we decided to let her visit there first-- to see how Khloe/Lolo and Oliver did without each other.   If we thought they weren't doing well, we would put them back together.   But, they did fine.
 Oliver is going to his new home on Saturday-- I did his blog yesterday-- and Khloe/Lolo is being officially adopted, too. 
 Her new mom has fostered several for us.  And guess what, most are still there.  LOL   Some of us keep a few of our fosters, and that's what she is doing.
Khloe/Lolo is doing so well- she loves her new mom and has taken over the couch.   She looks right at home. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

OLIVER-- GOING TO A FOREVER HOME!!

Oliver came into rescue with his sister, Khloe, in November. 
He may have a lot of gray, but he is only nine years old.  His birthday is August of 2008. 
He loves toys and is a sweet boy--
He and his sister, Khloe, came in together, but we realized they would be fine apart. 
They wanted people attention. :-)
Oliver loved his Christmas things.
He held one in his mouth.  Are you falling asleep with it there?
Oliver is going to his forever home!!  We are so excited.  He is a wonderful boy-- and don't worry about his sister, Khloe.   Look for a blog on her soon!

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