Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tank or Treat

Tank, the Woos, the cybersibes and some others posted this morning about donating treats to local rescues and shelters.

Our human thought this was a good idea, so she bought a big box of treats and dropped it by the North Valley Animal Care and Control Adoption Center on her way in to her office.  

Because she had time, and because we are all still very sad at our house, she thought she would walk around and visit all the dogies.  

Well, they only had ONE.  Kobe, a gorgeous 9 month old male rottie.  All full of himself and handsome.  He was marked as a 'stray.'
The cute little volunteer took him out of his cell and our human visited with him.  He was bouncy and curious and liked getting petted and scratched.  

It's just too soon.  We are all still too sad.  And you truly have to have all your emotional ducks in a row when you bring a new dog into your house.  Especially a rottweiler. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Overheard at a recent neighborhood birthday party:


Ruby: Party-on Wayne
Bart:  Party-on Garth

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Good-by, Handsome Gizmo

Gizmo told us last night that it was time to go to the bridge.  Our stoic dog told us that the pain was too much.  Osteosarcoma sucks.

Gizmo  ~  December 4, 2004 - October 17, 2011
"Give sorrow words.  The grief that does not speak, whispers to the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break."

-William Shakespere

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wordy Wednesday With Gizmo

Hi Everybody!  Thank you all for keeping me in your thoughts and sending me positive Power of the Paw.  I can definitely feel the love.

I feel so grateful for all the kindness that's come my way from all of you other blogging dogs and kittehs.  It feels really good to know that you care about me.
My dogtor switched my pain meds so I'm taking tylenol with codeine along with my gabapentin.  It makes me less sleepy than my tramadol did and helps with my pain better.  It's kind of hard for me to walk very far but I go in my way back yard a couple of times a day and that makes my humans very happy. I walk back into the house all waggy and smiley!

I may get to have some acupuncture for my pain and for my immune system if my humans can get the vet to come to our house to do it.  They don't want to transport me in the car, cuz apparently I could easily break my leg where the tumor is and that could be very, very bad...

Yesterday I got to sit out on the front lawn in the sun and admire the view.  That was a real treat.  We'll take pictures so you can see me soaking up the rays California-style.

So that's about it.  I just really wanted to thank all of you for all your nice comments and thoughts.  You are the best!



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Our Turtlenecks

So a few weeks ago we bought a raffle ticket over at Love and a Six Foot leash for a chance to win these TWO awesome turtlenecks.  And guess what?  WE WON!!

 Gizmo in green and gold

Ruby modeling the purple and gold

Well, now Emily, who donated the turtlenecks is going to be selling some more, along with beautiful doggie sweaters that her mom HAND KNITS as a fundraiser for a certain beautiful elderbull, by the name of Ginger Rogers, whom she is fostering.  You can read about the fundraiser here.  You can order any color combo and any size!  Really.  Not many things come in rottweiler size.  Just sayin.' Go check them out.  You'll be helping a beautiful girl.

Our photos don't really do them justice, but the turtlenecks are gorgeous, stretchy and very comfortable.  We LOVE wearing them!  You know you need one.  Or two...


On Sunday, When Kodiak from The Thundering Herd went to the Bridge, he sent us a messege when he met up with our Allie girl.  Here it is:

Sibes and rottweilers...they never do anything in a small way.

We know they are running free together.

Monday, October 3, 2011

In Other News...

They really ARE cleaning our ponds!!

Yesterday Ruby and I got to go to our ponds. (WOO HOO!! YAY! YAY!!)  When we got there, we saw this big tractor thingy with little boats wwwaaaaayyyy up in the air so no one could use 'em, I guess cuz it was Sunday. 

Then we saw three HUGE dumpsters for them to put all that lettuce stuff in!!

THEN we saw one of our ponds that's starting to get cleaned. We still didn't get to go swimming in our pond cuz the water was all murky from whatever they're doing there.

How cool is that?!  We like it when the humans clean up the mess that they made.

THEN we got to go wading at our wading spot.  The water was all clear and cool.   

We were ready for a fun day!! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Live Strong

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that's Allie in the shower :-)  it was a very hot day, and as Bart will tell you, my bathroom is the coolest room in the house!
 Max 11/29/1993 - 2/8/2005


Allie 3/29/2000 - 10/23/2009


Gizmo 12/4/2004
Diagnosed with terminal osteosarcoma 9/23/2011

Yep.  Imagine a world without cancer.  It's easy if you try...