Today is PHANTOM's 'Gotcha Day.' Six years ago we picked this little 9 pound cutie from the Lincoln County Humane Society. 🐶🐩 He is my shadow! He is at least 9 1/2 years old but I think he is older- he is kind of like a grumpy old man! We love him!🐩
Our Dog Spirit
We have had Spirit for 7 years today. We adopted her from the Humane Society. They told us that she was found in a barn with about 100 other dogs.
We visited her a few times while still at the humane society, while they spayed her. She would come to the side of the cage, sniff us then go back and lay down.
When I brought her home, she hated the car ride. Spirit hated the front door of our building, she hated the elevator, she didn't want to go through our apartment door! She wouldn't eat in front of anyone. She waited until no one was in the room to eat. She was shy and scared at first, with her tail tucked between her legs, with her whole body shaking.
Her fur was so matted.
It took Spirit about a week for her tail to be raised and wagging. She stopped shaking. After about another week she wasn't scared of the stairway. After about 3 weeks, the elevator didn't freak her out. After about a month, she would eat in front of us and she knew that if I grabbed my keys and the leash, she was going for a walk!!
She always has to know where I am in the house. She sits by the door, waiting for me when I leave to go to work. She sleeps beside our bed.
She is still scared of loud noises. She hates thunderstorms and is terrified of fireworks. But she knows that a hug from me will make her feel better!
She has gone through two illnesses. One emergency surgery two years ago to remove a bladder stone the size of a peach pit. And just this past Dec: major bowel problems that slowly got better with a few different medications. She is feeling better now and back to her happy self.
The joy on her face when she runs around the leash-free park is worth everything.
She has got Spirit.
Homemade Dog Food
We have three dogs. I have been making my own dog food lately. We are trying to move a way from bagged, processed dog food to a more natural,
well-balanced fresh food diet.
My Leash Rack Project
A New Project
I bought this at a second hand store for $6. It sat around for about 6 months before I decided what to do with it.
I took the picture out, painted it with chalk paint, sanded, waxed and buffed it.
The Big Five-Oh
Okay, Peeps. Here is the thing.
This is me.
I am turning 50 on June 28.
Yep, the big Five-Oh.
I want people to donate BLOOD as a gift to me for my birthday.
Save a life.
“It’s in you to give.”
Take a Selfie and share it here.
Spread the word.
Invite your friends.
Tweet and Retweet.
Share on Instagram.
If you can’t donate blood for whatever reason--
then buy a bad of dog food and donate it to your local
Animal Rescue Shelter or Humane Society.
Again, take a selfie!!
I want to see lots of photos of people with blood-draining tubing
hanging from their arms
photos of people carrying bags of quality dog food.
From now until the end of June......... or longer.
Let's get going.
Save a Life!
My Dog Spirit
I had to take my dog Spirit to the ER veterinarian on Sunday because she was having difficulty peeing. Turns out she had a huge stone in her bladder!!
She is home and feeling better.
Boy oh boy, ER vets are expensive!!!!
Me? Canadian, writer, RN, crafter, Girl Guide Leader, Red Hatter, 3-dog owner, photographer, geocacher, cool Mom, and all around FUN and FUNNY person!
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