Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Welcome Molly

The Story of Molly, Belle's Highland Girl
Well I guess I should start at what my pawrents think is the beginning of their quest to find me. (We pups know the true story though don't we? BOL ) 
My sister, Penny was very sick and in the Veterinary hospital for a couple of days before she went OTRB. It was close to the time for me to be born; my sister would visit me in my dreams and tell me about my Mom and Dad, and that she thought I'd be the perfect pup for them. (Yups, I met my sister Penny, before I was even born) She said they were going to need a pup with a lot of spunk and determination to help heal their broken hearts.
After Penny went OTRB, my folks decided they didn't want another dog. It was simply too difficult loving a pup for so long and after 14 years they're gone..(Don't panic, I'm not finished with my story).
After a couple of days they began to notice how quiet the house was. (We Dachshunds love to talk about anything and everything and we're always on guard duty). They realized they had to have another little weenie girl. Their house simply wasn't a home without toenails clicking on the floors and a dog barking at everything that moved. Mom and Dad remembered Penny's regular dogtor mentioning the breeder where she'd gotten her Dachshund, and thus the quest to find me began for my pawrents.

It took Mom and Dad about a week to find my breeder, low and behold I had just been born the night before. (Remember I told you my now Angel Sister Penny and I had already had a chat, we decided who my hoomans were going to be. (It's funny how we pups do these things isn't it?) The lady told my Mom and Dad she thought she had the perfect puppy for them. She said she could already tell I was going to a beautiful girl, and that even at less than 1 day old she knew I had a personality.
The nice lady sent my folks pictures of me and emails about how I was doing for the first month of my life. My pawrents made a couple of trips to Pilot Mtn. to visit me and that's when we all truly fell in love with each other. From that day forward, I've had my pawrents wrapped around my little paw, and that's where they've stayed to this very day.
I came to my forever home on October 31, 2011 my favorite holiday of the year. It's my Mom and Dad's favorite holiday as well. We celebrate my Gotcha Day ever year with a trip to Pilot Mtn. where I was born, then we go to the Pet store and I get a new toy. That night we all watch old horror movies and the folks eat snacks. I'm always snuggled close by.
I've never forgotten my Angel sister Penny and I's dream conversations, and I've taken my responsibility of taking care of my Mom and Dad very seriously. Penny and I decided I couldn't be the sweet, docile prissy girl she had been. That would hurt my folks hearts too much. Everything I would do would remind them of their girl OTRB. We came up with a plan that I should be her polar opposite. Yups I'm a wild Tomboy. Even though I look prissy as can be, I'm, wide open. I love to hunt and track, the colder and more nasty the weather, the better I like it. BOL You got mud?, I'm all in it.

Mom never thought she'd love another dog like she did my Angel sister Penny, and Penny knew that. That's why she chose me for my Mom and Dad and the reason she visited me in my dreams and told me I was the perfect girl for her family.
Mom loves my adventurous spirit, and began writing stories of some of my escapades,(some real, some imagined), plus it didn't hurt that I was so photogenic. When Penny passed away the pawrents realized they didn't have that many pictures of her. That all changed with me. I'm probably one the most photographed dogs you'll ever meet. Add to that Mom's fascination with Photoshop and Photo manipulation and there's the reason for my being a dog with a blog, and the birth of The Fast and The Furriest.
Love, Molly and my Mom
WELCOME Molly. We are all happy to learn your story and share in your adventures. Head on over to Mollys blog The Fast and the Furriest and say Hello!! 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Welcome Louis Dog Armstrong

Louis Dog Armstrong’s Story Woof to the whole Blogville pack:
dogs, peeps, kitties and every other being!
I am a Maltipoo. Although I am only ten pounds, I have a huge heart. I am also very brave. For example, I think nothing of trying to chase away dogs like German Shepherds and Rottweilers if they come too close to my house. My mother was a big black Poodle and my father was a small white Maltese Terrier. I had two brothers who were black and white, but I am pure white. I am a lucky dog because I was adopted by my forever family pack when I was just a puppy. They loved me from the first moment they saw me because I couldn’t stop following them around while my brothers just watched. You see, I loved them too! My forever family was Mimi, Eric and Autumn. Eric and Autumn were 11 and 12 years old and Mimi was their grandmother. The three of them lived in a house with no dogs, so you can imagine how happy they were to find woofy little me. While I ruffed Eric and Mimi very much, I think that I was closest to Autumn. She had a natural way with animals and we understood each other very well. Autumn taught me not to pick up old chewing gum on the street and eat it. She was patient and kind. The sad thing is that when I was nearly three years old, Autumn became terribly sick with the rarest form of leukemia in the world. She spent the next four years in and out of the children’s hospital, so I didn’t always get to see her. The first time she went to the hospital she was gone for eight months and she was afraid that I wouldn’t remember her. But when she returned I was so excited to see her that she knew for a fact that I would never forget her, not ever. Whenever Autumn was in the hospital I would snuggle with Eric and make him feel peaceful and calm. Whenever Autumn was at home I would stick with her and make her feel better. Everyone said I was the best medicine. That is when I knew in my heart that I am a medicine dog. Autumn left this world when she was seventeen, but a few days before she crossed the bridge they let me visit her in the hospital. I got to kiss her arm and she knew that I was there. I know that I brought peace and love to her beautiful soul. Someday Autumn and I will be together again. Our journey with Autumn changed our whole pack. After she left I began to wonder what the purpose of my life might be. Besides being a medicine dog, that is. It couldn’t be just treats and squeaky toys, although those will always be dear to my heart. Finally I figured out that I need to help the humans to understand members of the animal kingdom. I want to make the world a safer place for the furry, feathered, slithery and waterbound beings of this world. Even if I only make a pawprint of a difference it will be worth it. 
I started with my blog called Louis the Blogging Dog, but now I have a Facebook page and a Pinterest site with all kinds of woofy information. I’ve gained weight from being too much on the computer but I ruff it! Thanks for reading this and if you ever want to contact me, just email me at louisbloggingdog@gmail.com. I ruff Blogville already! Rruff and Licky Kisses, Louis Dog Armstrong
Everyone go on over to Louis Dog Armstrong's blog, meet him and welcome him to Blogville!!
WELCOME Louis Dog!! 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Welcome Delilah

Delilah is a 6 lbs Toy Fox Terrier who's ready to take on the world!
Our blog is called "Tiny Paws, Big Adventures," where we focus on two different topics. One is Delilah's anxiety and behavior modification progress. She is a rescue dog that I had transported up from Tennessee, and I think somewhere between poor genetics, lack of socialization as a puppy, and some scary experiences as a stray and in a high kill shelter, she has developed a lot of anxiety and fear. Sometimes it can be a challenge, but we'll never give up!
Our other focus is dispelling the myth that "little dogs aren't real dogs" and showing the world that the little guys can have fun too! Delilah and I go on a lot of hiking adventures around the beautiful state of Vermont and dabble in dog sports- agility, barn hunt, trick training. She can do anything a big dog can do! You can follow our adventures at Tiny Paws, Big Adventures
We are excited that you are joining us in Blogville and you will meet lots of new friends.
WELCOME Delilah!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Welcome Astro

We want to Welcome Astro to Blogville.
Astro lives where Cinnamon used to live before Cinnamon crossed the bridge.
His new family had a bad experience with a mean man so they went to a shelter to look around.
There were lots of dogs and cats up for adoption. They walked around and found a cute black pitty. They both fell in love with him right away! How could they not right?
After a 20 min get to know meet and greet, a interview and paperwork, Astro got to go home with Jeff and Linda. It was so simple and they were all just so Happy. At the shelter his name used to be Hippo but they changed it to Astro. I don't know about you but I like Astro much better.
Astro and his dad Jeff.  His Mom is in the process of setting up a blog for Astro but it isn't up and running just yet. She may need a bit of help if anyone would like to help her.
So for Now go on over to The Dog with a Blog and Welcome Astro to Blogville.
WELCOME Astro!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Welcome Mackie

We have a new handsome guy around Blogville.
The adorable guy that you all have been seeing running around is Mackie.
He is just puppy and has found his new forever home.

 This is Mackie: You can read about him over at Mollys blog.
Looks like he like to chew toys already.
Lets give them a BIG Blogville WELCOME!!!!
WELCOME Mackie!!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Welcome Teddy

Hi..Id like to introduce you to Teddy, newly adopted nine month-old dachshund poodle hybrid. My precious Marley went to the Rainbow Bridge January 21 in New Delhi, India after being with me for 12 years. He was 15. I adopted him in China at age three. He left a huge hole in my heart. I just moved back to FL to help care for my aging parents. It is a major adjustment, almost worse than cultural adjustments when I moved to China. I prayed for a dog that needed me. I began the search the very night arrived back in the USA. I looked on all the dachshund rescue sites and pages, Pet finder, and many others. I was looking for a mini dachshund so that he would not be too heavy for my parent's laps, or for them to pick up. I ruled out senior dogs and dogs with major health issues as emotionally, I am just not in a place to handle that.

I found Teddy on rescue me.org. A mix. Hmmmm. I fell in love with the scruffy face in his picture, but just wasn't sure about a dog already in his second home since the brewer's. He was in the first home for five months and the second only three. They could not keep up with his grooming needs, or the level of attention he required. They had three pit bulls as well. I drove about an hour away to meet him. He was very shy, but before we left he let me pet him. I gasped when I saw him. He is even cuter in person. As we had my dog nephews visiting me, I didn't bring him home. I looked at 100 more dogs, at least. Teddy had my heart. I couldn't wait to go get him. I made preparations ( like unpack a bazillion suitcases) and drove to get him on March 16. I am in love. He is just what I need.
 Teddy does enjoy his naps too.
Come read about our new journey together as we both make major adjustments. 
You can find me at Teddy's Blog.
WELCOME to Blogville Teddy!!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Welcome Dougie Dog

Let me introduce Dougie Dog.
ZOOLATRY is going to the dogs!  Here is our newest family member, DOUGIE DOG.  Since our blog began in 2007 we've been known as cat bloggers ... but now, we are also dog bloggers!  When I moved from Florida to Maryland in 2013 to live with my daughter and her family, special circumstances would not permit me to bring "the Zoolatry girls" with me. 

My beautiful Maggy was re-homed in Florida, to always enjoy her beach breezes and gecko chasing.  Little Zoey came to Maryland to live with a dear friend nearby, so I do see her often and spend time with her. Having a pet at home, close each and every day has been missed ~ but no more!  Here comes Dougie Dog ... an 18-month old Lab mix, with about 75-pounds of puppy power, enthusiasm and energy.  Full of fun, playful and super-smart.  Learning his lessons well.  Except when it comes to walking, running is really his thing (lots of training needed on this issue!).  Without doubt, my 6-year old grand boy here has definitely found a new best friend.

From what little we know, Dougie was abandoned as a young pup at an industrial dump near Philadelphia, then found and dropped at a kill shelter.  From there, with various injuries likely from fighting for survival, he was rescued by a Lab lover and transported to Washington, DC.  He made his home with a loving family including two other Labs and a few kitty cats and was brought back to good health. 
The Daddy here had been wanting to adopt a Lab and knew this family, he had met Dougie and some casual talk began between them, soon turning to more serious talk about whether they would think of allowing him to be adopted ...
A few weeks ago Dougie Dog came to visit, a house guest for the weekend.  But unlike most house guests who pack their bags and leave after a short visit, Dougie has stayed on.  And on, and ... and last weekend at the dog park, his family from before brought some of his old toys and other things when they came to see how he was getting along.  Seems like everyone (Dougie, too) is kind of in agreement that he might just have found a new forever home.  Think so?
So, when you can, please come on over to ZOOLATRY and give him a big woofie welcome!  And we'd love to join in some of the dog blog hops and special events, so if you sponsor any of these, please let us know so we can start to join the fun ... we can be reached by email anytime ... zoolatry at gmail dot com.  THANKS!  Woof, woof.
Looks like Dougie Dog will be an excellent guard dog and keeping an eye on the place
We are glad that your here with us and Welcome. You can find him over at Zoolatry.
WELCOME Dougie Dog