Friday, March 23, 2018


 It's been quite a week.   Chumley had to go back to the vet for the beginning of HGE (hemorrhagic gastroenteritis) again.  He only had to stay one day this time. 
 The girls were staying in the vet because my husband was going to be in the hospital for surgery and I knew I couldn't be here to give their seizure meds on time.  The vet staff love them and they received a lot of attention.
 My husband did well-- he has to wear this brace for three months!  Wow.  And he has to be home for three months-- WOW, WOW. 
 My older daughter came to take care of Sugar Bit so her sister could go to work.   I had to be at the hospital-- I need a clone.
 But, yeterday, Matt came home.   Chumley came home. 
 The Sisters came home.
Chumley will need time to recover again, but with meds and easy diet, we hope he does well. 
This week, I have a few farewells to write, but will also be posting happy pictures.   I know it's been a week for many of you-- so happy pictures will give us all a smile! 
Like Granger!  He's always good for a smile-- you'll see him on one of the blogs!

Monday, March 19, 2018


Nala and BeeBee came into rescue 2 months ago.   We found out quickly they had seizure disorders.
BeeBee's are being controlled with twice a day phenobarbital and I'm so happy!   Starlight had a seizure disorder and we were able to completely control hers.   She took a dose of phenobarbital twice a day, and never had another seizure after her first 3 days in ICU bout.
Nala's seizures are cluster seizures, which are more intense.  She needs help coming out of them.  I guess in the past, she was able to come out of them, but it must have been hours of seizing first.  I feel badly for her that she never had help.    Cluster Seizures in Dogs
We are keeping records of when they occur.   The vet also keeps records.
In spite of her seizures, Nala and BeeBee are the sweetest dogs.  They love the grandbits.  Especially Nala!
They are so cute together.
They love little balls and toys.
They are compassionate with the other dogs.  BeeBee no longer seems to need to be "bossy BeeBee."
Nala has had more visits to the vet than BeeBee and they monitor her closely.   When she finds a forever home, they will need to have access to care if she has a seizure.   Hopefully, over time, we can find her "med cocktail" and she won't have any more.  We have done blood tests and glucose tests-- we have not done an MRI to see if she has a tumor.  Those tests are very expensive.  And if it was a brain tumor, we would not be doing brain surgery.   So, we try to find what meds work for her.  Since both girls have seizures, they are probably hereditary and their mom/dad probably had a seizure disorder also.  (Backyard breeders will breed unhealthy dogs. :-( )
BeeBee tells Nala-- don't worry!!  We will be just fine!   If you would like to donate to their care, make it out to the Starlight Fund with Nala's name on it.   Thanks!!

Sunday, March 18, 2018


 Allie and Bennett are both PVPC alumni.   Allie, are you going to share those bones?
 Bennett is just a big teddy bear.   He is so cute and  sweet.
 He loves to cuddle up and snuggle.
 Allie likes to cuddle, too-- but maybe she wants the entire bed.
Or maybe she will just curl up with her brother, Bennett.  Sounds like the best plan!

Saturday, March 17, 2018


 Leigh posted great pictures of  her pups for St. Patrick's Day, so I borrowed hers.  Ellie is so cute!
 Are you Irish little one?
 I bet she's looking for a four leaf clover!
I hope you have a wonderful day-- celebrate!  Even if you aren't Irish!

Friday, March 16, 2018


 Jackie found this picture of her younger self with her first Peke, Puffy. 
The color of her Peke is why she loves my red Kai Kai so much.  We all have a soft spot for Kai Kai. 
 Jackie and Bill have a lot of our fosters there and they all get incredible care.   Duke (white) and Rocky are so content there.
 They have cats, goats, Pekes....
 It takes a long time for meals-- I know this because at my house, I get up, take all the dogs out (carrying at least 3 down the stairs), and we wander around outside.  Then, back inside and I make meals and I don't have as many as Jackie and Bill have at their home.   Then, give all the medication that is needed.  Of course, when they eat, they want to go back outside.  After almost 45 minutes to an hour, I can get my own breakfast.  (I cheat and carry coffee outside with me initially-- it's essential! haha)
 Princess is at Jackie's.  She came to us 7 months ago and was so critical.  We thought she just needed a place to die.  But, she has shown spunk and determination (like Floyd at my house), and she keeps on going.
 Princess has to visit the vet several times a week, and Jackie and Bill give her a soft, safe spot.   Others keep an eye on her.
 Rocky -- sweet Rocky-- goes along for the ride.
Home for treats and meals, and going outside, and loving, and playing.... Yes, Jackie and Bill give so much to rescue.   Thank you!

Thursday, March 15, 2018


 Nala and BeeBee are siblings, but their personalities are so different. 
 BeeBee is content to be on the floor, resting, hanging out.  Nala thinks she is a mountain goat.
 So does Sugar Bit!
 These two play all day. 
 Nala watches her carefully.
 Nala has the toy-- Sugar Bit has the toy.
 Tug of wars occur.
 But, wait.  Why are they both on the table??
 Nala, you're not allowed on the table.
 Not the coffee table.  Not the kitchen table.
 Not the end table.
 No, you can't have the apple sauce, or anything else up there.
 No, did you hear me?  No!
 I think she's deaf. 😀
Fine, What would you like for dinner?   LOL