March 17, 2011 § 1 Comment
My Mama snuck off for a couple of days. Not that I can blame or resent her much – she went to visit our girl away at college. Our princess is studying and working hard to become a ballerina and she was performing in her first professional capacity as a guest artist with the Kansas City Ballet in Giselle. Mom says she was phenomenal and the critics agreed!!
Anyhow, I am getting somewhere with this story. Do you remember the story about Noel – the little chihuahua that had been abandoned or lost by the side of the road in the middle of the harsh K.C. winter? She had been so exposed to the harsh cold that we did not know if she’d recover. Well, we have an update!!
Noel is healing beautifully. The membranes over her eyes have almost disappeared completely. And her soft fur is growing back in. She has gained plenty of weight, and though she is still shy, once she warms up to you she is a total love, a real lap hog. That could be a problem, but you’ll have to read on to find out why 🙂
As anyone could expect, the foster mom, my Aye (gramma) and my girl have all fallen in love with sweet Noel. So they have decided that they are ALL going to adopt her together in a “shared custody” agreement – during the school year while my Dani is super busy, Aye and the foster mom will look after Noel. They live right across the street from each other so it will be easy. And Noel can play with my K.C. sisters, Juanita and Panchita anytime. Mom took some picture so you could check out my seeeesters:
THEN, and this is where it gets interesting, when summer break comes, everyone is hoping Noel can come home with our girl and stay with us in Florida. Heh, heh, that of course would require cooperation from yours truly. So we are all preparing for a “test drive” in May. We have a big family get together planned here in St. Petersburg, so Aye is bringing all the K.C. Chihuahuas to visit. I get to see my seeeesters, which will be loads of fun. But I also get to meet my new part-time sissy, Noel.
Ta … ta … taaaaaaaaa …
Keep your paws crossed!! This story WILL definitely continue 😉 Oh, and check out this lovely picture of my sisters’ back yard in K.C. Beautiful, but I’m glad they are coming to visit me in sunny Florida 😉
February 5, 2011 § 5 Comments
Ok, you all know I’m an easy-going, fun kinda chica. There’s enough craziness in this world. I don’t need to add to that. My goal is to make my friends and humans smile and maybe brighten their day a bit. But today I must pause and voice a HUGE GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR at the “beast” who dumped a little Chihuahua puppy out of a car at a Colorado 7-11!!! Watch this disturbing story on KKTV.com
To the “human” and I use that term way tooooo loosely here: What were you thinking?!?!? The puppy tried to chase after your car. It could have been run over. It is winter, and a horrible winter season at that. What if someone had NOT been able to catch the puppy?!?!?! The fact that you chose a public place I hope means that you were “thinking” that someone would find the puppy. That is all I can give you. What happened to the “humane” part of being human. Though this is something I’d dispute, isn’t that what separates humans from the beasts. I’m glad this is considered a crime in your area. I do hope you are found and brought to justice. THERE are soooooooo many alternatives. I don’t care how desperate you were. There is NO excuse for this.
I guess I’m extra irked because my gramma has been helping in the care of another little Chihuahua that was abandoned in a similar situation in Kansas City. A little fluff of no more than 3-lb. Chihuahua was spotted in a ditch by a highway nearly frozen to death. It is a miracle that someone spotted a little movement and stopped to investigate. She was emaciated and very week, and her beautiful lustrous eyes were in dire straights as her tear ducts had dried from the exposure. A kind soul rushed her to another kid soul, a vet, who volunteered his services and performed the necessary surgery to save her vision. My gramma reports that she is in a kind foster home, right across the street from her. She has been helping minister the eye drops she now needs on a daily basis. But the sweet little NOEL, as she has been named because of the season during which she was rescued, has proven to be a truly gentle and loving soul. Grateful and loving to all of those who are taking care of her. She has put on some weight in her recovery and her lovely long coat is filling back in nicely.
PEOPLE, PLEASE!!!!!!! If you need help, FIND help!! There are soooooo many rescue groups, no-kill shelters, agencies and services out there. If you can no longer care for a pet, please don’t do anything desperate.
Anipals, on this Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, let’s help spread the word and the prayers that this kind of cruelty stop!!
January 29, 2011 § 4 Comments
You may have seen the gorilla in the UK who seems perfectly comfortable walking upright like a human. One news report even got cute with the video and put together a nice little sequence to the “Walks like a Man” tune by Franky Valli. Apparently, This gorilla’s mother and father used to stand and walk as well, though not as well as Ambam does. And though he is the biggest in his group, apparently he does not go about bullying or proving his superiority. If you haven’t seen him, check out the story of Ambam, an endangered Western lowland gorilla on CBSNews.
Animals will never cease to amaze us. Now if we (the humans) get a little smarter, perhaps we can help some animals in dire need of a chance to prove their smarts and their worth. I got a message on my Facebook profile from a group, aheartandhand.org, that has set out to help shelter dogs by training them to become service animals. Being trained will allow these perfectly lovable dogs “to help people with disabilities and give both person and dog a second chance at life.” I couldn’t agree more. PAWSOMEST IDEA EVER!!!! So please support this cause by going to the Facebook page, “liking” their cause and perhaps taking the pledge to invite your friends that share your love for dogs.
Here’s their Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Heart-and-Hand-Foundation/172834826071124
And their program description: http://aheartandhand.org/homeless-dogs-need-jobs/
It seems to me this notion is more than worth a try. I’d love to see this training program catch on like wildfire in shelters across the nation. Let’s help spread the word for the cause!!
Oh, oh, and Happy Saturday Blog Hop!!!
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