Thursday, May 31, 2018


 We were asked to take in a family of Pekingese.  Jodi was one of them.
 Koko was, too.
 Hello, Andy.
 Marian went with me-- so not only did I get help, but I had a friend to chat with on the way up!  Marian is going to help with fostering.
 We met at the Yankee Candle in Williamsburg.
 Andy is a big boy-- he can lose a little.  :-)  He is 11 years old, but I would have guessed he was much younger.
 There was Jodi, who I called Mama-- she is the mom of Minnie.
 Koko is 13, the daddy of Minnie (who is the mom of Andy).   I had to work on learning quickly who was who.
 This is Jodi-- as soon as I met her, I checked her out and could tell her heart was so bad.  (I have Floyd who has a grade 6 heart murmur, and she was much worse.)
 The Pekes were wandering about, checking things out.
 Meeting new people.   My daughter met us there just to say hi.  ❤️
 Andy and Jodi ....
 Minnie and Koko...
 We loaded them up-- here we go.
 They had fresh water, but it was only an hour drive to my vet.
 Jodi and Koko were together.   They have been together all their lives.
 Jodi is almost 16 and I turned the air conditioning on in the back to keep them cool.  (Our transporters who have helped us all do this-- we have the best helpers!)
 Minnie wanted to ride with Marian.
 You can tell her eyes need some help.
 At the vet, I had two strollers to keep them safe-- they don't know me, so this way, I felt they could snuggle another one.   (Thank you to those who gave me strollers!)
 The vet clinic knew I was coming, but bringing in four at one time still required some work. 
 I was most concerned about Jodi, so she was evaluated right away.
 I knew she was struggling, and the exam showed that her heart was really bad.   So filled with fluid around it, that there was no heart beat that could be heard-- just fluid.   There was no blood pressure to be found in her back leg, because the circulation was so low.
 There was no way to fix her, nothing that could be done.  She was suffering, fighting for every breath.  We brought the others in to say good-bye to her.  I petted her and loved on her as we let her go.    This is the hardest part of rescue.
But, faces like this, faces of hope and trust, are the good part of rescue.   We can help the others.   They will all need dentals, two may lose one eye, some have ear infections and other things can be dealt with.    I'll have more information as their lab work comes in.  For now, they are safe, together, and resting.  Welcome to rescue sweet Minnie, Koko, and Andy.   Run free, sweet Jodi.  You can breathe easy now.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Toys?   We have plenty!!
 Chumley likes one toy-- and one toy only.
 His double tennis ball, dumbell, toy. 
 I had to buy four of them, so we could always find at least one-- Sugar Bit hides them in places I don't think to look. LOL
 The Pekes here have the Bits to play with. 
 But, Chumley wants HIS toy-- the Sisters like this toy, too, and he is perplexed about sharing.
 We don't need more toys-- but the Sisters, BeeBee and Nala, were fascinated with what Sugar Bit was holding.
 Oranges?  Really??
 Sugar Bit rolled it and the Sisters went after them.    What is this-- it's soft and squishy.
 It must be okay if it was rolled for her to catch.   YUM.
They decided, with Max, that oranges were not what they wanted.   They are trying for something else!  😉

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


 I did a blog last week on Tara's ride to freedom. 
 She is a super sweet girl.  She's not old either!
Her face is really flatter than it looks here-- she's so friendly and loving. 
But, we got her and realized she had a problem.  She had two hernias.  That usually isn't an issue-- but hers are huge, the size of oranges.   So, a regular vet cannot do the repair.  She saw a specialist who can use mesh if needed, and she is having surgery next week.  She will have a long recovery and limited movement (no running).   Walks on leashes, confinement to a smaller area (like an xpen) and hopefully, she will be just fine. 
Whoever gets this sweet girl as part of her family will be lucky.  She loves other dogs and loves to play and cuddle.   She is sweet, curious, friendly....  Sounds like the perfect dog!  Stay tuned for updates!! 

Monday, May 28, 2018


Granger is my granddog.  
He's a mess.   When my grandson asked his dad how to spell his name, he said "B-A-D-D-O-G."   Granger can be so bad-- but he's so endearing, too. 
He loves walks!   If it's raining though, he does not want to go outside.   Puddles?  Nope!
He will get on chairs and tables.
Are you waiting for dinner?  Do you need a better view?
He loves boxes and paper bags.  -- I've shown you that before in a blog.
He love love loves going in the car-- he can get downright comfortable!  He is usually on the console between the two front seats so he can help drive, but he is known to fall asleep on the job.
He met a new friend on a walk.  Is this 'two flat faced dogs meeting'?  Or is it 'nose to nose'?   Or 'small dogs unite'?  You could call it, "I own the highway!"   What caption would you put with this picture?  LOL

Sunday, May 27, 2018


The Sisters seem to be stabilizing, so we've reduced their meds some to see if they continue to remain stable.  This can happen with IMHA-- some dogs continue to remain stable, some go out of remission.  But, today, they are good and happy and sitting in front of the fan on our porch.  I'm on the porch-- which means they are on the porch. 💗
They hope you have a HAPPY SUNDAY!

Saturday, May 26, 2018


 Sugar Bit has been around the Pekes since she was born.  She has learned a compassion for them. 
 She loves our new ones, BeeBee and Nala.  And they adore her, especially Nala. 
 Sugar Bit goes to the vet with me a lot-- she's my little helper.
 BeeBee was there with Nala to have their IMHA levels checked.
 Their color seems to be good lately, so I was hopeful.   I've talked about IMHA before-- it's a devastating disease/condition and most don't survive.  Both Sisters have it.
 Kai Kai was there, too-- he needed some updating that I had put off due to his stroke in February.  (He needed time to heal.)   He is doing much better, has seemed to stabilize, and is doing well.
 Sugar Bit had been to the vet before and Dr. Meador let her listen to BeeBee's heart. 
 So, this time, we took all of Sugar Bit's vet kit (thank you, Kathi!) and they first checked out the heart on the little vet kit dog. 
 Then, Dr. Meador and Sugar Bit both listened to Nala.
 Sugar Bit was in awe of Dr. Meador.
It was a long day, and on the way home, Sugar Bit covered up with my jacket to rest.   She's a great little helper!!  ❤️