Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"In Loving Memory" of 'Honeybunn'

My sweet little 'Honeybunn' was so beautiful. She was a diluted Tortoiseshell Calico Persian that lived an extremely hard life. A friend of mine found her roaming around in the streets and she was extremely matted with a severe eye infection in both eyes. She took her in, carried her to the vet and had her shaved. The vet told my friend that there was nothing they could do about cysts on her eyes and gave her some antibiotic ointment. She had her for about a year which by then 'Honeybunn' was from the doctor's estimate about 10-12 years old. Her other cat was a 'loner' and did not like having another cat around his 'turf' so she needed to find another home for her.

I went to visit her one day with a mutual friend of ours and the moment my eyes met the beautiful cat, I FELL IN LOVE!! I thought she was the most beautiful cat I had ever seen and I had always wanted one her color but could never find one! I threw a fit over her and my friend told me the situation and asked if I would be interested in taking her home. By this time I had already had 5 kitty's (which the two latest were rescue cats) , and I told her my husband would kill me if I brought another one home. My friend named her 'Honey' but when I saw how sweet she was, I named her 'Honeybunn'.

I called my husband and told him about her. He was okay with the idea simply because he knows my heart for animals. I brought her home, took her to the vet and got her all shots, shaved, and a complete checkup. The doctor had been able to sedate her to draw some of the fluid off of her cysts to give her some relief.

I took her home and we had the pleasure and joy of having her for another 2 years.

Sunday when I went to say hi to her, her breathing was very labored like she could not catch a breath. I rushed her to the vet and told them that this might be it. The doctor put her on oxygen and ran some tests. The prognosis was devastating. She has sever heart disease, fluid on her lungs, and fluid in her abdomen. The doctor said it was best to send her on to chase the butterflies. It was heartbreaking. I will never forget that day.

She was the most loving cat of all of my kitty's and loved to be held. She loved to be brushed and absolutely LOVED the hairdryer!

I will miss her very much and I will always cherish the precious 2 years God had allowed me to have her. I only wish I could have gotten her when she was just a kitten. I could only imagine the memories we could have had.

I will see her again someday. She is up there waiting for me along with my 'Buster'. They are both chasing butterflies and having a ball.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Basset puppy update

"Copper" "Lillie"

Our puppies are home!

Hey there! I just recently found out when I picked up my baby's on August 19, something interesting. More like sad but ironic actually...

My "Buster" was killed (by coyotes and we buried him that early morning) on Thursday July 10th... my birthday (the big one) was Friday July 11th... and the puppies were born on Saturday July 12th.

You know they always say...where there is a death, there is a birth. They are 6 weeks old today. I lost my buster 6 weeks ago also.

I have had them 2 days now and as roudy as they are, I feel I have bit off more than I can chew!
"Bo", our husky/malimute is growing a think an inch a day and "Dodger" ( our other basset) doesn't know what to think with all these puppies running around!


"Lillie" playing Peek-A-Boo!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Our Newest Addition(s)!!

Hello there all!! I want to introduce you to our newest addition(s) to our family.

On your left is our little girl named "Lillie", and on your right is our little runt male named "Copper". They are 3 weeks old and will be ready to come home with us in about 3 more weeks!

I was going to adopt just one but..just like potato chips... I couldn't have just one, so ... I chose BOTH!!

This is the mama. Her name is "Susie Q"

And this is the daddy. His name is "Cooper"

When we lost "Goober" in March and adopted "Dodger", then lost "Buster" in July, I just couldn't bare to not have another Basset. A friend of mine's aunts male and female Bassets just had a litter of puppies and told me about them. I just couldn't resist so I went to look at them. I FELL IN LUUUUVVVV!!! It was such a tough decision, I decided to take the two I fell in love with the moment I saw them.

Now, we have a 4 year old Basset Hound named "Dodger", and my husband just adopted a Husky/Malamute pup that is about 7 weeks old. I was just gonna get one of the basset pups but I just could not help myself. They are soooooo cute!!!!


Introducing "BO!"

This is "Bo"! Short for Bocefus. He is a beautiful Husky/Malamute and is about 7 weeks old. He is a beauty! He is my husbands new addition to the family. We have had him about a week now and he already knows his name! Our basset hound "Dodger" took to him immediately and they have been playing ever since.

He follows my husband around everywhere he goes and is already spoiled rotten. "Bo" is going to be one beautiful LARGE dog when he grows up. "Dodger" will be looking UP at him instead of down really soon! But they have become great buddies and it's been great for "Dodger". He has really missed "Buster".

I will be putting updated pic's of "Bo" as I post so you can see how he has grown.

Here is "Bo's" mama and daddy...\
Daddy... Mamma

In precious memory of my "Buster"


On Thursday, July 10, 2008, I lost my precious Buster. Coyotes had attacked and killed him right in our front yard the day before my 40 birthday. It could not have been a worst day.

My husband went to take the trash can to the road that early morning and saw Buster laying in the front yard and thought he was asleep. When he told him "morning", Buster didn't move. He went over to him and then ran into the house hollering that Buster is dead. My son and I jumped right out of bed and ran out to him.

The coyotes had ripped his collar off in tact and it lay about 4 feet from his still body. He had puncture wounds all over him and evidently had been attacked some time the night before. We all cried and cried but I think I cried the most. He was my most favorite dog I have ever had in my entire life.

Buster chose me when he was just 5 weeks old and he would have been 9 years old.

He was the most precious, gentle, calm, happy, and loving dog I had ever seen. Every time I come out side, he would come to me and I'd say, " You're my most favoritest puppy in the whole world." Then I would sit down and he liked to nudge his nose under my arm because he liked it being around him. We would sit there in the peace and stillness and enjoy each others company.

My son adored him...

I have never had a dog like him and I know that I will never find one again as special as he was. His disposition was impeccable.

I still look for him without thinking when I come home from work and when I leave for work. He was always at the door waiting to greet me and get his treat.

Buster was extremely special to me and he is definitely irreplaceable. I will always carry him in my heart.
We have now lost both of our Bassets this year. "Goober" and "Buster" will always have a very special place in our hearts. They were inseparable.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"In Loving Memory" of 'Furbie'

We have lost yet another hamster...

'Furbie' died in my sons arms on Sunday... June 22, 2008 around 11:30 p.m.

My son cried and cried and cried. When I found 'Furbie', he was barely hanging on with little short breaths. My son held him and loved on him and talked to him until he passed away. We buried him along side the rest of our beloved pets we have lost in the past. We have a little 'cemetary' out back. It's growing by numbers.
'Furbie' will be terribly missed. ( he was my favorite hamster, he was soooo loving and sweet!)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

In Memory of 'Fatso'

Yesterday our hamster 'Fatso' has went to Heaven. It was time for him to go and be with Jesus. My son cried when I told him. He was at his grandma's when I had to break the news. My son is such an animal lover, just like his mamma. God has blessed him with such a huge heart for all walks of life here on earth and I know that he will see 'Fatso' again someday.

So we are now missing 1 basset hound and minus 1 hamster. 'Honeybunn' (my elderly cat)is also sick and I don't think she will be with us much longer. It's always very hard to let a pet go when you are so attached to them. It's difficult seeing ANY animal hurt or worse but it's even more difficult when it's your pet that you've loved for years. You never get over them being gone from your life and there will always be a hole in our hearts for those very special pets that have made a permanent mark in our walk with life.

Please continue to pray for 'Goober's' safe return to us. We will never give up and always have faith and hope that he will come home.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Family WatchDog

Family Watch Dog is a site I HIGHLY RECOMMEND to put in your favorites. Family Watch Dog is a Sex Offenders site that pulls up a map of where you live and can SHOW you where all of the offenders live AND work. It is an incredible site that offers to keep you updated by email on when and where an offender moves in or out of your area.

We can never be too safe of our childrens surroundings. I feel safer now just by getting the updates and to be able to pull up anytime where my house is and look around my area for offenders.

Click below to see where offenders are lirking in your area~

Find sex offenders near me

Help support the North Shore Animal League

North Shore Animal League America

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Everything: By LifeSong

Everything: By LifeSong is an EXTREMEMLY POWERFUL video from GodTube that I think EVERYONE needs to see. It is made at a church somewhere in Tennessee. You can actually order the DVD by calling the information that comes with viewing the video. My brother ordered it and they send it right to you.

EVERY single time I watch this, I literally CRY. It is so much a reality for all of us. We ALL can relate to the power of satan but Jesus is MORE powerful and will always be there to pull you out. He never fails with His promises. NEVER.

Hope you like the video and please share it with all you friends and family. It is too powerful NOT to.

God bless.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Sky Angel

Sky Angel

Is this in a nut shell or what!?! What a sweet little boy! This child has more faith than a whole lot of us do sometimes, don'tcha think? We could all learn a thing or to from Logan. I just cried when I listened to this wonderful gift from God telling us that it will be alright. WOW! What an awesome child!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

www.nourishyourpets.blogspot is a Christian site for the whole family!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Pet Express Cafe' Is Officially OPEN!

Pet Express Cafe' is Officially OPEN!

Free Online Community Pet Forum for Cats, Dogs, Birds, Sugar Gliders, Fish, Reptiles, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Bunnies, and other pets.

This is a VIP invite to all who want to come and join us fellow pet lovers! The Studio is still under construction though but come on in and get involved! I will let ya'll know when the Studio is done.

Sorry for the delay and God bless.

Informative Pet Health Issues: Summer Heat Tips

Pet Health Issue: Young Pets, Overweight Pets, and Older Pets, During the Summer Heat

Summer Heat Tips:

The statistics of pet ownership has been climbing for years. Every day many more people go out and become new pet owners, and some of us have had pets longer then some jobs or even marriages. Regardless of how long you have had your pet, you will have to deal with at least two of the issues I am about to address, that of summer health issues and the age or weight of your pets.

Like humans, age and conditioning play an important part of our activities during the summer months. Regrettably we often fail to notice the effects that summer has on our four legged friends.
Pets do not have the same ability to cool down as you and I do. When it is excessively hot, like it can be during the summer months, we can sit in front of a fan, grab a cold soda, or crank up the air conditioners. But your pet must pant and pant until his body temperature is regulated. Even in an air conditioned room, your pet can be too hot if you have been outside running them around for a while. Remember, it will take considerable more time for him to cool down from his exercise, than it will for you.

To avoid putting your pet’s health at serious risk this summer, follow a few simple steps that can make a big difference:

Walk your pets early in the morning or late at night. These times of day are much cooler, and they will appreciate not having the blazing sun on their fur coat.
Bring a large water bottle for your pet. Water bottles are not just for you. Get one for your pet. Use one that has a squirt top as they can lick the water out easier, and you will not spill as much.

Take your time walking your pet. If you must walk your pet during the hottest hours, (hey we all have schedules), then make sure you can go at a slow pace. Cut the walk short if you need to and take rest breaks during the walk. Better to walk your dog again later than to overdo it at noon time.

Monitor your pet’s health. The more time you spend with your pet, the more you should know about your pet’s health condition. You need to know the limits of the pets you have.

Always consider the weakest pet health link. If you have more then one pet, then make sure you always keep in mind the pet which will have the highest risk factors.

For example: We have two Bassett Hounds that LOVE to run the countryside all day. When they want to cool down, they just come home for a little TLC and rest...and just take a little dip into my Koi pond!! But that's okay, because I know that they have a way of cooling down when I'm not home. They also get kisses from my Koi!

Keeping your pet healthy during the summer is not hard at all. Simply keep in mind that they are much like us in some regards. They want to relax, have a cool drink and perhaps a dip in the pool. If you are going to walk them, and you should, just make sure that they can handle it as well as you can. Take your time, let them rest, give then a nice treat of some ice cubes when you’re done. They will love you for the walk, and love you more for caring enough not to put them in harms way.

I hope this information was helpful!

Great Health To You And Your Pets!