Sunday, July 27, 2008

Scorchin' hot Sunday

We stayed up till 3 am reading the Blogathon blog entries. That was so much fun. The Kapp Pack raised a lot of money for MaPaw Siberian Rescue and we won a prize!! We won these rawhide chewies for correctly guessing the answer to a trivia question. Well, Peanut really won but he said they couldn't chew these rawhides because they were too small and I said WE CAN! WE CAN! OUR MOUTHS ARE SMALL!


So we slept in till 1pm! My mom can't believe nobody woke her up howling. But we feel really rested and refreshed. Outside it's HOTHOTHOT today. The sun is back out and the temp is climbing to the high 90s. AC is on today. Sasha cannot stand the heat so we have to think about taking care of her, of course.

The people associated with Double Dog Rescue asked my mom to create a blog page for a beautiful little labradoodle named Clint. This is a fundraising blog. Clint is 6 months old, a sweet, beautiful dog that was born with severe hip dysplasia. The operation is going to be $8-9000 to fix his hips. This is quite daunting but everyone is so in love with him that they want to do everything possible to give him a wonderful life. On our blog we are only going to ask for the money for one hip--which is about $4000. UTK vet school is giving us a discount on the operation. His surgery will be in October. The other hip will be fixed 6 months later. We will raise money for the other hip through other sources. The page isn't ready yet but when it is my mom will have me put a link on my page. My mom asked them to document in pictures everything about his life so we can see the progress and celebrate his successes.
Here is another coonhound my mom fostered. He went to Mutts4Rescue in Portsmouth, RI--he looks a lot like Booker, doesn't he?? My mom loved him and named him Dickens after a little beagle that we lost to parvo (one of Baby's babies, brother to Bitey and Beau). He did have a home but the home broke up--they loved him dearly. He went with the mom but the mom cannot keep up with the active lifestyle he needs so he was returned to the rescue. He is a sweet, gentle, good boy who is house and crate trained so if anybody up there in northeast US would like a coonhound this is your boy!! We totally vouch for him.

So, yeah, this is how we're retiring from rescue. HAHAHAHA NOT!

Our friend, Gus the Beagle, has a new brother! Welcome, OLIVER, to the world wide web of forever homes!!

Here's me. Yes, this is MY blog afterall, Mom !! First, I was chewing on a plastic cup, love those things! and then I climbed up in the freshly washed & dried blankets. There is nothing better than a blanket just out of the dryer!

24 sniff-Arooos:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Such a lot of news. We hope Dickens gets a good home. He sure is handsome.

That's sweet of you to make a blog for Clint's fundraiser. We sure hope the money is raised so he can be helped.

Charlie Daniels said...

Fresh blankets! OMD .. it doesn't get much better than that does it? :-)

Cheers

Charlie

Peanut said...

Hi River! Your prize sure looks yummy!! Congratulations! I have given you an award too. You can see it on my page. XOXO Peanut

Dozer and Coop said...

Hi River,

Mum saw your comment on my page and I got in a lot of trouble! BOL! This will teach Mum not to stay on top of my entries! Your Mum rocks and we are glad she still has her job. My Mummy is in the same situation. She's not sure how it is all going to fall out but for the moment as long as we tighten our belts, we should be okay. So she said I cannot be using people all over the country to get more food when I get the exact amount the vet says I should have. But I am still hungry!! I guess Corgis are always hungry.

Love, Dozer

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

What a handsome coonie, if we say so ourselves! He could be Booker's cousin. We sure hope he finds a good home. It was very hot here this weekend too, so it's not terrible that Booker just had a lazy couple days, laying on the sofa in the air-conditioned condo. A couple blocks walking and his tongue is dragging!

Southbay Girl said...

Hey River-wow your mom is busy! It's nice that she helps so many doggies!!!

Velcro

Simcha said...

Congrats on winning the prize. HuMom also made it past 3am, but got comfie on the couch and passed out cold. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoy your pictures.


Simcha

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we're sorry we missed the Blogathon. mommy has been working lots and has been sick. we're glad lotsa money was raised.

we will send purrs and prayers to Clint & Dickens. puuuurrrrrsssssssssssss

Enjoy the rawhides you won!!! It has been uber hot here too. yuck

Deetz said...

I wish we all had a forever home. You mum is not going to retire, ever. She just couldn't bare to see a helpless animal with no home.
Deetz

Samantha said...

Hehe, fresh clean blankets, we would be straight on those too. We both like to go on clean bedding that has just been changed and then move the pillows around and generally mess the beds up. :-)

Woofs,
Holly & Zac

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Yep that Callie is a holy terror when she isn't on her drugs. Last night Louie and I went in our condo's and she went totally wild running round and round the house.. She even escaped up the stairs. It was hilarious watching Mom run up the stairs after her only to catch her after she ran through the bedroom and was headed back out.. Mom put a stop to it then. She was afraid she would re-injure her let..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Noah the Airedale said...

River,
Your mum has a lot on her plate at the moment. Poor Clint, he looks soooo sweet. We really feel for him especially me having hip problems too. Good luck with it all.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah

GusTheBeagle said...

Hi River,

Thanks for the shout out for me and my little brother Oliver. Yep, it looks like he's not going anywhere, so I can call him a brother now. (Although he's sometimes more of a BOTHER than a BROTHER, but we'll get that all worked out!)

Woof, I'm beat.

Gus

oorvi said...

Hi River,

Your mom is very-very sweet, and the dog-world is richer because of her.

You are looking comfy on those fresh blankets...sniffffff! Hmmmm! They smell soooo gooood!

Thanks for the vote (the thanks is from THEM)... In fact, I came back to my senses a couple of hours after I made that post...and all your comments made me feel ashamed of my impulsive behavior (blush!)

Licks n Wags,
Oorvi

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof River

You need to take care with those crazy people shooting in your neck of the woods. How far are you from Knoxville any?

Desert Pups

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Just let us know when you have the link up and we'll donate.

Princess Eva

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Hi River,
Wow your mum is great - the world needs more people like her.
Lucky for you that you have a small mouth and got to have those chews hey. Love the pictures of you on the freshly washed blankets we love it when mom puts a clean blanket on the sofa for us.
Its really hot here too and awfully humid - the AC is on day and night! Stay cool.
Lix
J&D

Eduardo said...

Hey River! Those look like some great treats! That background song on my movie is a song from the movie 300. It's called Fever Dream, Mommy thought it was a good battle song!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh yes we think she has even bigger ears than Louie had.. He did finally grow into them although both Louie and Callie just have those big ears for decorations.. You know no network...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tupac Da Dogg said...

Blankets out of the dryer rule! The only problem is that Dad gets mad and says it's for him. Humans. Why do they put it on the floor, then? Huh?

Kapp pack said...

We'll be sending your treats soon! Thanks again for supporting us!


Woo woo, KA

Deefor said...

Your mom is really a big helper. What would all those doggies do without her. I like fresh clean stuff to sleep on. Sometimes I have to pull it out of the basket.

Deefor

Georgeous said...

You got your Mumma doing some greta work there River! Of course your work at hairing the blankies is good too,
Snuffs
George

Tatum Tot said...

That is super late to sleep in! No hoomans here are allowed to sleep after 6am! Or I jump on them!