I love to see this video every year at Christmas!
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Take a look at this- adorable!
You just have to love how animals care for each other!
(PS- It's an eskie not a pom)
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Remembrance Day In Canada -November 11th
On November 11th at 11 am
Take two minutes of silence
To remember our Veterans.
Lest We forget
Saturday, 11 September 2010
I'm Cotton a rescue dog. Here is my rescue story. How many people did it take to rescue me?
There was the kind girl who took me in after I had been running loose in the small town for over 3 weeks. I was only using 3 legs because the other one was really hurting me. She took me to the local Vet who was also the animal control for that area.
That small town Vet who kept me for 3 days waiting for my people to come and get me (they didn't). It is believed that I was 'dumped' there by my people who likely live in another town.
The kind girl took me back so I wouldn't get PTS. She contacted a dog rescue.
A volunteer at the dog rescue took the message and contacted other volunteers at the rescue who found me a foster home. Of course my foster home is a volunteer too.
The kind girl from the small town also drove me 3 hours out of her way to get me to my foster home. Then she had to drive 3 hours back too.
My foster mom took me in and feeds me lots of yummy food, since I am skinny from my time on my own. She lets me cuddle on the couch with her and sleep in the bed with her too! The dogs who live with her have accepted me and one of them will wrestle and play with me whenever I want.
The wonderful volunteers at the dog rescue who have given their time to do the fundraising needed to pay for my vaccinations, microchipping, neutering, hip surgery and the rehabilation swimming that I do 2 times a week.
The wonderful Vet who gives the rescue a significant discount. She totally loves me and gets down on the floor and plays with me and pets me everytime I see her.
The friendly dog rehabilation lady who works with me at the the dog pool and has me do the swimming and exercises to strengthen my leg. Also my foster mom who does home physio exercises with me to help improve my leg.
And finally my new forever home who has adopted me even though I will propbaby always have a limp.
And guess what?
My new forever home is:
My foster home where I have been living for the last couple months!
Yup, it's true. My foster mom can't bear to part with me.
My official name is now:
Cottonball Clouds Of Joy
Also affectionately nicknamed
Woof - Life is good
Thursday, 5 August 2010
When Cotton came into rescue he was walking on 3 legs and holding up his right back leg. We are not sure what happened to him but the Vet said on the x-ray his hip was "a mess". He had pain if I tried to move his leg. However he could get around amazingly well on 3 legs.
Cotton visited the Vet last week where he had surgery on his right hip and he got neutered at the same time. Poor guy. He was a bit sore afterwards even though he was on an antibiotic, Metacam and a opiod painkiller.
He definately did not like his cone, but he did not have to wear it for long as he has been very good about leaving both areas alone. This past week has been all about rest and pain control for him and he no longer appears to be in pain although he is still on Metacam.
He has the funniest haircut from the surgury. Almost looks like one of those show poodles with his new shaved area. LOL
Unfortunately he is not yet using his leg as much as the Vet and I would like. Mostly he still does the 3 legged hop when walking and running and only puts down his leg very tentatively when standing still. So now onto the next step- rehabilitation. Twice daily I do warm packs to the muscle, followed by massage and then gentle exercises and ending with massage again to the leg muscle. Cotton loves the leg massage. He actually fell asleep during this morning's massage.
He's a real sweetheart! I don't know if I will be able to give him up fo adoption...
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Saturday, 17 July 2010
We overheard Momma on the phone talking about fostering another Eskie. What does this mean ? Are we getting another foster dog?
We thought momma said she wasn't 'ready' to foster another dog yet. Stay tuned. We will report back once we know more.
Friday, 9 July 2010
We moved back home last week after 4 and 1/2 months living in a motel. It's good to be home. Boxes are being upacked. We are trying to get used to the new slippery laminate floors.
We are missing Jazzy. Wish she was still with us.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Jazzy accidentally died in a devastating house fire at my home yesterday.
I was able to save the other dogs.
Jazzy, I'm so sorry. I tried to go back in to find you but I just couldn't make it through all the smoke.
Rest in Peace, Dear Jazzy- Feb 15/10
Run free and wild in the wind at the Rainbow Bridge.
Please everyone hug all your 4 leggeds and 2 leggeds tight and often, for me and for Jazzy.
I'll be away from the blogs for while.
Gwyn, Casper, Buddy, Nikki and Jazzy (now at the bridge)
Friday, 22 January 2010
OMD! This is a great commercial. Gotta love a singing Eskie!
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Momma is so happy that she has tears in her eyes.
Why? Because Thor has been found and caught!
Thor is a New Hope Dog Rescue foster dog that got startled and bolted out of the yard that he was visiting over a month a half ago. Thor has been missing and on the run in Melfort, Saskatchewan Canada for 47 days and he was caught today!!!
Remarkably Thor is as healthy as ever! No frostbite- no weight loss. Paws and ears and everything else is just fine. This is just the best news ever!
Thor was seen may times during his 47 days on the run - sometimes even daily but he just didn't want to be caught. Some of those days were the coldest this year so far at -35 C (-31 F).
Thor's foster home made sure there were flyers everywhere in the town and told as many people as possible. They were not from this town so they had to leave but have gone back several times in attempts to locate and catch Thor.
The kind people of Melfort, Saskatchewan left food and water out for Thor and kept an eye out for him. New Hope and his worried foster home recieved many reports of sightings of Thor.
Many attempts we made to catch or lure him back him during his 47 days on the run. Today a Melfort couple was able to lure him into their backyard!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you also to everyone who has helped Thor to survive his little adventure!