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Sunday, December 28, 2014

It's Been a Long Time.

Hi I am back now to blogging. I had to help Mom and Dad because they had a problem to solve. It has been resolved now and we all moved to a new home. Yes all 48 of us. We are all very happy here now that we are getting used to the change. Lots has happened since I last blogged and I don't really know where to start. First the good news. Our new home is wonderful for all of us. Lots of space to run and play. We chase each other all over at high speed. Well not all of us just us youngsters. Guga, Xana , Misty, Jessie, and Nina, don't do anything at high speed except perhaps eat. The new shelter has a lake with an island and stables for horses, which are full of dogs at the moment. It will take time for Mom and Dad to sort it out properly. So, here is part of my pack being taken to the new place. As you can see silly John has a nose full of sawdust. Not very chic! Luiza did tell him not to sniff it, but he didn't listen.

Khaya and David came to help with the move and to give us all extra cuddles. Harley got most of them so I felt a bit peeved. Mom and dad had many trips to do with all our stuff and it rained on every trip except for one. 

Harley is nearly blind he only has one eye and even that doesn't seem to work well. He walks into furniture and only recognizes people if they talk to him. He gets up growling and barking when he doesn't know what is going on. That is why I never complained about all those cuddles he was getting. I may not be as cuddly but I am funnier. People love my eccentric ways. Mom loves me because I am strange and I am happy with that. Harley and his brother Bogart weren't getting on to well so mom decided to bring Harley into the house. Bogart was beating him up. So, he is here stealing my cuddles. I heard them say he is the most cuddly dog in the world. Huh! Harley has them all fooled with his innocent face. I am the most cuddly ever.  

Other stuff that happened. Nicki had surgery as she had a tumor. She has problems healing and is very old so Mom couldn't spay her. She had breast cancer and took months to heal as the wound wouldn't close. Mom had no choice, but to spay her and as expected the wound broke open and took weeks to heal.  Mom couldn't find the photos for me . Anyway she recovered after weeks in a cone. 
Misty also had surgery on her leg. She had a cyst that was growing huge. 

 Well Misty had to bare the cone and dressing changes twice a day for quite a while. The stitches broke open almost immediately as Dr Andre predicted as he had to remove a large section of skin and her leg didn't have any skin to stretch. It gave Mom and Dad a lot of work. Misty is madder than I am and more fearsome. So, it was difficult for everyone. Well she survived and her leg is good now. Another good thing was that Hannah got adopted by the lady who volunteers here. She is very happy in her new home.

Vincent finally got diagnosed with an auto immune system problem. Thank God because he looked bad.

After he started the right meds he now looks much better and is full of life.

I was so glad his scabby face got better, Ali is waiting for him but Mom had to know what his problem was first as he couldn't travel with a scabby face like that. Now the sad news. All the pups got ill. I cried along with mom as many of them went to the vet clinic.

This is Layla she survived. 

R.I.P Jasper fly with the other angels. 

R.I.P Sidney. Emmy will be there waiting for you.  

We all cried because Jasper and Sidney died. It was terrible. Then after that Cassie died. She was old and we all miss her. She loved the pool and was Freddy's best friend. Here she is swimming last summer. She loved it. We all remember that day well. It was the day Freddy ate the mange soap and had to take medication to force him to vomit.

                            R.I.P. Dear sweet Cassie give all the others from DIB a lick from us all

So the eight little puppies dumped at the gate became six only. Mom put John the naughty one with Luiza as the others kept beating him up. Then Jane was being picked on too so she is in the house until Dad has time to make a kennel for her and find a friend for her that won't bully her.

Jane is a nice young dog. Mom needs to find adopters for all the new puppies here. Hope they get good Mom and Dad's. I got lucky, but so many don't here in Brazil. Mom has found adopters for Pip. He is going to New York on Monday. He was a great character and spent a lot of time watching Mom at the treat window. We will all miss his cheerful personality here. 

He got on well with everyone including Henry.  

 Then a new dog arrived. He couldn't walk properly and has a deformed leg. He will probably have to have his deformed leg amputated. I cried when mom told me. Everyone says he looks like me. Maybe he is a long lost cousin. Not as handsome as me but still good looking. His name is Sugar because he is very sweet. Mom says he was born like this. He would not survive long on the streets and has difficulty walking. 

Here you can see his face. 

Another new dog arrived. I didn't believe she was a dog and still a puppy at nine months old. I thought mom had gone mad and rescued a baby bull.  She assures me it is a dog. She is the biggest dog I have ever seen. She is sweet though and just wants to play with us. Her name is Chelsea.
She has already been adopted and will be going as soon as Mom gets everything sorted for her journey.

She weighs around 130 lbs or 60 kilos. I won't be playing any of my jokes on her. 

Mom and Dad also rescued an old hound dog. His name is Robin. He is very quiet and polite. He has some war wounds on his ears. He was very worried on the first day.

He soon settled in though.

Then a strange thing happened Mom and Dad had to rescue another dog and it was also a hound dog except he is much younger. His name is Benson.

Here is Cookie whispering a joke in My girl's ears. Gemma is my special friend.  

Lastly here I am. I was very worried when we moved. When I worry my forehead crinkles up and I stand with one leg in the air. I do this so Mom knows I am worried. I had no idea what was going on or where I was. It's all different here and I like routine. I am getting used to it now. Mom says we won't be moving for an eternity. I am glad just as I got used to a place we had to move.

Oh I forgot to tell you. There has been a children's book about all of us here. Rusty thinks he is a star now. I am in the book too. It was written by a lovely lady called Suzanne M. White. It's a great tale about some great tails. It was illustrated by children as well. We all love it and always ask Mom to read it again for us because we can't read. It can be bought from amazon or here https://www.createspace.com/4846859 and all proceeds help to feed us. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I will be back blogging soon.

I am going to be back blogging soon. We moved to a new shelter.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Hi! Mom told me to tell you all we will be back blogging soon. We have some problems here like having to move out of the rental property. Nobody wants to rent us anywhere so Mom is trying to raise the money to buy a permanent base for us fifty dogs here now. She took in a box of puppies dumped at the gate and there were eight more of is all at once. They have been here a while and are doing well. They have had their first two vaccinations and are all healthy. Then Mom took in two adult dogs as well so ten more in a short space of time. Simon left for the USa and Hannah got adopted here. Well mom told me to be quick until we can do a proper blog. She says we can do this next week sometime. Then I can show you all the pics of the newbees. Meanwhile we have to help her raise the funds for a new home or else we are all in big trouble.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Funny Faces

I was sat by the bookshelf deciding which book I would read next when I had an idea. I get ideas because I am an intelligent dog. I may be good looking and blonde but I am also brainy.

Some dogs have it all. Take George for example. He is not as intelligent or as handsome as I am and is mainly muscle. I tried my idea out on him. It didn't work too well. I said "George would you mind making a funny face for the camera?" I didn't dare tell him he always has a funny face. I thought he would enter into the spirit of the game and make some ghastly face. He ran passed me wearing this scowl. I said "Thank you George". He is new here and much bigger than me so I didn't want to push my luck.

I left George to it and moved onto another new dog here. Her name is Ruby and she was found dying of tick disease. She is very thin but very elegant. She reminds me of Emmy.

Ruby was found the same day as the Australian football fans came to visit us all. They went with Dad to the cemetery where she was found. 

Anyway I asked her to make a funny face and she got right into the game. It was an excellent expression. I couldn't have done better myself.

Ruby has a great sense of humor and loves my games.  

I did do a selfie I managed to make both my ears disappear.

 Even with out ears I am still handsome.

Next I asked Henry to do a funny face. it was quite impressive too.

He has a talent for rolling his tongue. We all tried it and can't do it. He must have some special power! here is Rosie she made one ear disappear.A valiant effort for my competition.

Oscar well he always has a silly face with all those wrinkles. 

Sam buried her head in the sand

Then she came up with a funny sand covered face.  Val offered this!

Sol and I had a good laugh and abandoned the game. Henry won with his tongue. Ruby was a close second. Hannah gave a huge cheer.

Some other stuff happened here recently too. Vincent arrived in a terrible state. He had a very bad ear, two toes missing, and part of his nose missing. 

He was eaten by maggots. This really upset me. Dr Andre said his toes just dropped off.  I have nightmares about these maggots. They are evil they eat bits of our bodies.

He is comfortable and our volunteer Ali bought him a great bed.

I started this blog two days ago but Mom told me some bad news and I was so upset I stopped blogging. Tessa a dog that had been badly abused by the humans died. She was at the vet clinic and not very well. She had kidney failure. We all cried as she was such a nice old girl. She had many injuries from her abuse and was just settling in. Emmy told me she will be okay now and healed. She isn't afraid anymore and she sent us all a tailwag. 

She had what appeared to be a winged creature like an Angel in white on her chest. R.I.P Tessa everyone here loved you very much you are an Angel.

Tessa and Charlie were good friends. He will miss her a lot. They snuggled up together in the same house and played together like young puppies.  

Laura had her first trip out of the kennel and so did the twp pups Harley and Bogart. They sniffed everything and wagged their tails.

 First she helped with some work then she went and made friends with Bill.

Laura has grown a lot and is now sharing a kennel with Luiza. 

Cookie and the other pups are still playing all day. I sometimes get tired of this and slope off for a nap.

Here they decided to bury Cookie.

Then they all got tired. I just watched with my mate Val.

Mom and Dad had a visitor from England. I am always a bit shy at first and then I make my move to sit on their lap. First we had a quiet cup of tea together.

Then I took my opportunity and sat on her lap. She didn't mind even though I am a large lap dog.

Cookie grew two heads one of which looks just like Rusty.

Me and My Girl

Now it's time for dinner and I have to get in the front of the queue.