CowGirl Sas is anxiously awaiting the premiere of Cowboy Happy Jack's Rootin' Tootin' Westward Ho! She was hoping to play the part of a sweet, little girl, but after checking out the cast of hunk-adorable cowboys, she's decided it might be more fun to play a bad girl!
Thanks for all the great comments regarding natural treatments for thunderstorm phobia. I gave Zack a melatonin Saturday and he rested most of the day. Fortunately, our storms never reached the severe range. If you would like to read the many great suggestions, click here.
I was an only child until my 10 birthday when my parents bought my sister, Brunie. Brunie was a miniature, red Dachshund and my best friend from the first time I laid eyes on her.
My father was in the Marine Corps for 20 years, which meant many new schools for me. Being the new girl at school was no fun and then coming home to no siblings only made the situation worse.
When Brunie entered my life, I wasn't alone anymore. She spent countless hours riding in the backseat with me when Daddy received transfer orders to a new post. Our longest transfer was from Albany, GA to Philadelphia, PA. She was always there during the awkward period of making new friends and settling into new routines. Brunie was also a great way to make new friends, because everyone wanted to meet my sweet Doxie!
I felt guilty when I graduated from high school and left home for college, leaving Brunie behind. She had always been there for me and now I was deserting her. Little did I know that she would easily turn her love and affection over to my mother, which not only thrilled Mother, but also helped Mother cope with the empty nest syndrome.
Brunie lived to the ripe old age of 15. At the time of her death she had no teeth, was blind, deaf and her face was completely white, but she continued to be a faithful companion until the very end. She was a wonderful sister.
We have the potential for severe thunderstorms over the weekend. As much as we need the rain, I hate the effect thunderstorms have on poor Zack. He displays the usual anxious behavior of pacing, panting, trembling, and seeking a hiding spot.
An article in The Whole Dog Journal reports that one of the most effective treatments for thunderstorm phobia is melatonin, an over-the-counter hormone used by humans to treat insomnia.
Have any of you used melatonin for this purpose and if so, would you please share your results?
A couple of our doggie buddies aren't feeling well and need some pawsitive thoughts and healing vibes sent their way.
Our low-rider friend, Brodie, has a sprained leg and will be set with a splint. As you can see, Brodie doesn't have much leg in the first place. I hope he is able to manuever with the split on his cute, little, short legs.
This is our cousin pup, Abby.
Abby is a rescue pup from Birmingham, AL.
Abby's visit to the doggie cardiologist revealed that she has fluid around her heart and is in danger of suffering heart failure. She's a young, sweet, active girl who enjoys playing
with her sister Lucy, and running with her mom and dad, activities which are not permitted right now.
Both Lucy and Abby are confused and heart-broken over the current situation.
Thank you for remembering our special furiends in your thoughts and prayers.
Kit has been having some pain in her tummy for a couple of weeks now. Monday she saw her doctor who set up a CT Scan the very next day. After the scan yesterday as we were driving home her doctor's office called and told her to go directly to the Emergency Room - she had a ruptured appendix. They removed her appendix last night about 8 pm. She has experienced a good deal of pain and nausea and has a high temperature on top of that. She is pretty miserable right now and is looking forward to going home soon. We'll keep you posted.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am pleased to announce the hummingbirds have returned to our little spot on the migration route and right on time, I might add. Last year's first hummer sighting was April 9, and this year Hubby spotted 2 males at one feeder on April 10.
I've posted this photo in the past, as it's one of my favorites. I can remember taking that picture as if it were yesterday.
I thought about Daddy quite a bit this past week while at the beach.
Daddy grew up in cold, snowy Erie and he loved living on the Georgia coast. He loved the seafood, mild climate, and hanging out with my surfing friends and me on Tybee Island.
I remember one particular occassion, before I had my driver's license, Daddy loaded up a bunch of my friends (and surfboards), stopped by Krispy Kreme doughnuts for the ride, and got us to the beach before sunrise for a surfing competion.
It's great to be home w/ Hubby and the pups. I came home from the beach w/ fever blisters all over my lip. Sun and/or stress always does that to me.
My top lip sticks out so much from the blisters, I look like Lisa Simpson.
Mom has the suitcases out again, only this time she's packing bathing suits, shorts, flip flops and suntan lotion. I'm guessing she's not heading back to Anchorage to visit Ms. Ina and the Pups.
Buddy and Zack think she's going to the Gulf of Mexico with her girlfriends for Spring Break, but I know she would never go to the beach without me. Right, Mom?
I taught primary school for 27 years, and loved every minute of it. I am now enjoying retirement on 30+ acres in the north Georgia mountains with my husband and Labrador Retrievers.
When we aren't hanging out in the woods, we enjoy traveling in our RV w/ the dogs. One of our favorite destinations is the Pacific Northwest, especially the Oregon and Washington coasts.
My parents are deceased, I am an only child and have no children; therefore, my husband and dogs are my family.
My blog and blogging friends have taken the place of my classroom and students.
You could say, I've gone from SCHOOL DAYS to DOG DAZE.
Congrats to Matt, 2014 Yukon Quest Rookie of Year, Vets' and Spirit of North Awards and 3rd Place
Yukon River, South of Eagle, AK~ 1996
"I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now.. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again." Stephen Grellet (1773-1855)
Home Sweet Home
Out in the Boonies...
Hubby and Sassy-Oregon Coast 2006
Zack-Rescued November 2001
Sassy-Retirement gift to myself, May 2005
Buddy-Rescued March 2007
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