Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Loads of Pictures of Shellie


My Beautiful Girl

Meet Shellie (named after Shellie Elkins---> Golden Retriever who was missing for 4 years then reunited with her family due to being microchipped---my Shellie has the same expressive face).....she is our newest family member. She has something called Osteochondritis Dissecans and will need surgery on her shoulders (once confirmed with better xrays on tuesday). She is 7 months old, and is one of the BEST dogs I have met, so far she knows sit, lay down, heel (needs work), roll over, off, and only chews on doggie or kitty shoes or furniture. She is very mellow especially compared to several 'adolescent' Goldens we have that have been coming for daycare 11 months old, both are boys and are HYPER! (Maybe it's a boy thing). Shellie is such a sweetie. She loves attention and will 'sit' on your feet, she likes to be right where you are, she loves to play with squeaky toys, play tug of war (even if you don't want to, she brings the toy and plops it on my laptop) Here are some pictures of my beautiful girl:
Here she is on her way home for the first time, she's sleeping in my back seat on her bed that the owners sent with her. Then just her happy face, look at how expressive her eyes are

Notice the food on the left, she is trained to sit and wait for food & water until you give the okay, she is up to 5 minutes, you can't leave the room yet but she is getting there.

Just another happy girl shot!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Single Gold Female....

AKC Golden Retriever 7month puppy in need of loving home
park city, UT 84060 - Apr 16, 2009
We have a 7 month old female AKC golden retriever that we need to find a loving home for. Her name is Lilly. She is very honestly the most loving and well behaved dog we have ever owned. She is house trained as well as to the common obedience commands. Lilly was diagnosed with joint problems at her last check up. My husband and I are expecting our first child this summer and do not have the resources to pay for her supplements. I do not want her to be euthanized, and I have no alternative. If you are a loving family/ home with the resources to care for her (the surgery she needs has a very high success rate with 100% recovery, but it costs $1700), please contact me to schedule a meeting.

To Make a long story short....Lilly is now ours! YEAH!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My cutest boys...

Munchie was sleeping in the basket, and Pip decided to use it as a pillow.

Munchie Being Lazy on the rocking chair

Munchie assumes the position for least he thinks so

Pipsqueak has a new idol I think...he's been copying Munchie a lot lately (Munchie on the left, Pipsqueak on the right, DeeJay on the table)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Monkey See....

Munchie was in the grocery bag last night for a good 10 minutes, and when he got out.....

Monkey do.....
Pipsqueak decided it was his turn...cause he saw big brother do it. He's so cute :)

I love these bags, Costco had them a while back and they make carrying in groceries SO much easier.

Lilly & Ginny's new setup

Ginny & Lilly are my guinea pigs that I rescued (Ginny was brought in for adoption to our clinic for biting a kid) and Lilly was dumped at Petco (that place is a dangerous place for me to go). Anyways I finally found the cubes that my dad said I could have if I found them in our storage at the clinic. If they were a snake they would have bitten me. So I made them their little cage today, and put them together. Here they are meeting:

Lilly (white) on the left, Ginny on the Right

Ginny on the Left Lilly on the right enjoying breakfast veggies

Lilly on the Left, Ginny on the Right
Here is the C&C Cage, although I don't have the Chloroplast yet. They are on a piece of tile board right now. The cage is 2x4 squares. They are loving all the room as opposed to the tiny petstore cages. Here is where I learned about the cages:
I've had guinea pigs off and on for YEARS and NEVER once knew that they should have more room. Now I can educate our guinea pig owners as well.

I would love to 'potty' box train them so I can just have a blanket down and not the mess with the aspen bedding but we shall see, they tend to like to go potty just where they are.

Friday, April 3, 2009

An unexpected loss today....

Misaki collapsed today (thank goodness it was while he was already at the vets---being rechecked for a repiratory infection), despite all our efforts we were unable to revive him. My dad even tried open chest heart massage, in which he knew there woudl be little chance once he felt his heart, he said it felt like a rock, it was very tough. He had Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy which essentially the heart wall is so thickened the heart can't pump the blood properly, it is something there is no cure for. Most cats with it after diagnosed live anywhere from 60 days-6 years depending on their symptoms and how damaged the heart is. It is weird as my cousin just lost his Pit Bull to this about 2 weeks ago, it's extremely RARE in dogs, and she just collapsed in his backyard. She was only 5 years old. Rob even cried at work when I told him (which he normally cries for the loss of our animals because I'm crying and he hates to see me upset) but Saki aka Paleface stole both of our hearts in a matter of minutes. Rest in Peace sweet baby boy, you took a piece of our hearts with you, and you will remain in our memories forever. Thank goodness for Rainbow Bridge, it makes the passing of a beloved furkid so much easier, as I know I will have quite the slew of animals waiting for me when I get there. I'll be overrun with them :)

On a weird note, Pipsqueak is being unusually snuggly this evening. He RARELY snuggles other than maybe on the side of me on our couch, but he's been in my lap for the past 1/2 hour. Purring his butt off so loud/hard he's chirping like Mini Dee does when she purrs.