Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Joy of Saving Lives - Pixel Shares Pet Portrait Happy Endings

MOSTLY Wordless Wednesday, but the following words must be said. 
As you all know, Mommy volunteers each week and takes pet portraits for our local shelter. This week has been amazing successful in finding homes for all these beautiful shelter pets. The power of social media and networking illustrated here. These portraits were all taken less than two weeks ago and most of these were taken on Saturday, Sept 22!! 
He and his two siblings were adopted separately in ONE DAY!  

The last of the 3 pup siblings to be adopted. 

Has a new loving Mommy to care for her.

His leg will heal well in his new forever home.

Has a new kitty sibling and they love cuddling together.

My family is fostering him! He's so sweet!

My Mommy loved him extra and worked tirelessly to find him a home. 

She now has a great family with 3 kids to love her.

Found by her owners thanks to the portrait and social networking.
Her new Mommy fell in love the minute she saw her.

One of the 3 siblings who only had days to be adopted. She'll be loved forever now!

Lots of love and sharing his photos saved him just today!!
If you think sharing shelter pet photos does not help...think again. Social networking, sharing and volunteering really saves lives. We are so happy!!!
Please visit my friends pet blogs on this Wordless Wednesday for many wonderful photos. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Joy of Laying on Mommy's Bed Pillows - Wordless Wednesday

Mommy, you don't mind me laying on your head pillows do you?? My new tail needs something extra soft.

Awe, thank you for covering me with a nice warm soft blanket Mommy. You're the best!
I' I'll just...close my eyes...for a second.
In 'New Tail' Waggin' Dreamland...
 Mommy allowed me to hang out without my neck collar even though I am still recovering from my tail surgery. I didn't try to mess with it at all, I just enjoyed the comforts of being with her. That is a sign of new joys and freedom from chronic tail pain. Hoping it continues...I love you all  my friends!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pixel Blue Eyes Tail Surgery Adventures - My Stitches are OUT

Well my friends, today is Mischief Monday, in which pet bloggers share their mischief and mayhem from the previous weekend. I am still recovering from surgery, so my weekend was a bit more subdued, but I had a very important event to go to and a bit of fun before it.
This past Saturday marked 10 days since I had my very important tail surgery to correct my lifelong tail pain. My  tail was docked when I was a very young puppy. It is a terrible practice that causes a lot of unnecessary suffering for many dogs. My surgery was an opportunity to free me and my tail from the chronic pain. I was excited to go out with Mommy, even if we did have to go to the vet, so Mommy and I made a fun time of it.
First, Mommy and I drove all the way to the town that the vet hospital is in. I love riding in the car with Mommy. As you can see from the video, a car ride always relaxes me.
After we got into town, I treated Mommy to a drink at McDonalds before we actually went to the vet (it was part of a ploy to misdirect her from taking me there, but it didn't quite work). She let me drive us around the drive thru. I've been watching her drive for years, so it was quite easy. It was very crowded,so I just watched all the cars carefully as we slowly moved forward.
The McDonald's drive through was very busy, and there was another dog that was not paying attention to HIS driving and almost bumped into the curb, so I had my paw on the horn just in case he got out of hand and I needed to warn him to keep a safe driving distance. Mommy has taught me this important driving tip since I was a pup...always keep a safe distance from other dog drivers and keep your paw on the horn just in case.
 As we got close to pick up window to get our drink, Mommy took this cool photo of us in the side view mirror. We always have so much fun together. I love our outings, no matter where we go! I must admit though, places with doggie treats are extra special. ♥
After we got our drink, we HAD to go get my stitches out. You can actually see the vet hospital from this McDonald's, so there was no getting out of it. Besides, I DID want the stitches out, I just would have preferred chewing them off myself. 

When we got to the vet, we had to wait a little bit, plus I had to wear my neck pillow again, to keep me from going after my tail if it bothered me. Before we knew it though, Dr. Mask came in...smiling and ready to take my stitches out. I always get nervous at the vet, as any pet will tell you the same, but she is cool and always lets me bark at her first, to express my feelings. So, I barked, she talked, then we got those stitches out...pretty quickly I might add. Then Dr. Mask and Mommy talked about my further recovery. I have to keep my neck pillow on for two more weeks (except when I'm driving of course), and if I show no signs of pain, I will be weened off of my nerve pain medicine. Isn't that GREAT??
Before we left, I asked Dr. Mask if she would mind if we took a photo together, so I could share her nice smiling face with all my friends, because she has helped me so much. Well, she said, "Yes!" So here we are. I am giving her a little hug with my paw, because even though I shake every time I go there, I know she really cares about me and she is helping me be pain free. Doesn't she look kind? She really loves the animals and really cares and listens to us! I hope all pets have the kind of vet I do.

By the way, I'd love to have you visit my No Tail Left Behind campaign page, where I share information and educate about tail docking dangers and ways to cope if your dog has issues. It has tons of good information and my own story, experiences and successes. Lots of helpful and fun photos as well.

Well, I suppose the only mischief I got into was driving Mommy through the drive thru, but it's something. I'd love to hear what you did this weekend.