Saturday, 30 May 2009

Agility Chain Letter

Momma received this Agility Chain letter. Should we be worried?

Agility Chain letter

Pass it on...

Are you continually losing out to inferior dogs at agility trials? In the agility ring, does your dog forget his own name?
This simple chain letter is meant to bring relief and happiness to you. Unlike most chain letters, it doesn't cost money.

1.Simply send a copy of this email to six other agility dog owners who are dissatisfied with the way their dogs are running.

2.Then bundle up your dog and send him to the dog owner at the top of this list, and add your name to the bottom of the list.

3.Do not use a return address or the post office may try to contact you!

4.In one week, you will receive 16,436 dogs, and at least one of them should be a keeper.

Have faith in this letter. Do not break the chain. One owner broke the chain and got his own dog back. ;)


She's just kidding. Right? Right?.....

Sunday, 24 May 2009

We Napped And When We Awoke Something Really Weird Happened....


turned into this

Shall we explain?

Well Momma (and us doggies) have been fostering Ditto a young German Shorthaired Pointer for about 3 months now. Ditto sure has come a long way. When she first came to our house Ditto hid in the corner scared and shaking. Poor girl! Who even knows what she had been through! It was clear that she had not been socialized nor had she even been taught any of the doggie basics. She was scared of everything.

We do know that she had been given away on Kijiji and had at least 2 owners (likley more) in her young time before she came to New Hope Dog Rescue. She was so scared when she came to our house that she wouldn't drink, eat or even pee for the first 24 hours. All she did was hide in the corner.

So Momma started out by just leaving a bowl of food, some treats and a bowl of water for her. Everytime Momma walked by she talked really sweet to Ditto and eventually Ditto figured Momma was okay and allowed Momma to pet her.

Since then Momma has been very busy helping Ditto to no longer be scared of everyone and everything and it has worked! Ditto is now a fun loving, really active girl. Sometimes she still gets a little nervous but most of the time she is active, happy, excited with life and fun loving. Her most favorite thing in the world is to carry around her squeeky tennis ball and squeak, squeek, squeek then toss and run after it, retrieving it only to repeat this endlessly.

So while us doggies napped Ditto went to stay at a new foster home. Even in the first few minutes she was doing really well. She played and let her new foster mom and dad pet her and she even played with one of the cats.

Bye bye Ditto -
We hope you like your new foster home!
We will see you at the off leash dog park soon.
Momma is a little sad but also happy at how well you have done. :)

Then Momma brought us a home new foster dog. Guess what? She's as small as Nikki and she looks alot like Nikki and me (Casper). Her name is Pixie.

Hi Pretty Pixie!

Momma says Pixie has some "issues". I guess we will find out more about that later.

See ya... woofs

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Happy Dog Mom's Day

Before I Was A Dog Mom

Before I was a dog Mom:
I made and ate hot meals unmolested.
I had unstained, unfurred clothes.
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
even if the doorbell rang.

Before I was a dog Mom:
I slept as late as I wanted
And never worried about how late I got to bed
or if I could get into my bed.

Before I was a dog Mom:
I cleaned my house every day.
I never tripped over toys,
stuffies, chewies
Or invited the neighbor’s dog
over to play.

Before I was a dog Mom:
I didn’t worry if my plants,
cleansers, plastic bags,
toilet paper,
soap or deodorant
were poisonous or dangerous.

Before I was a dog Mom:
I had never been peed on
Pooped on,
Drooled on
Chewed on
Or pinched by puppy teeth.

Before I was a dog Mom:
I had complete control of
My thoughts,
My body and mind.
I slept all night without sharing
the covers or pillow.

Before I was a dog Mom:
I never looked into big, soulful eyes and cried.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn’t stop a hurt.
I never knew something so furry and four-legged
could affect my heart so deeply.

Before I was a dog Mom:
I had never held a sleeping puppy
just because I couldn’t put it down.
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was well.
I didn’t know how warm it feels inside
to feed a hungry puppy.
I didn’t know that something so small
could make me feel so important.

Before I was a dog Mom:
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being

A Dog Mom

Author Unknown