Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Quick Update - No Photos.

Yes, I'm alive, though sometimes I think barely. My eyes are adjusting, need reading glasses, prescribed ones at that. Then spent a night as an inpatient in my hospital. Avoided surgery. Whew.

Dogs are well. WillE B. Good moved on to a wonderful foster home with South Central Bloodhound Club/Rescue. I see him often on FB; he is doing so much better and gets to run like he didn't here.

New Bloodhound being fostered by his mom; he won't be here long - multiple people interested in him.

New old senior Beagle, Miss Daisy. Her name is/was Daisy but I had to call her Miss Daisy so I could say "I was driving Miss Daisy." Charmer but wants out the front door!

Photos soon. Am reading posts.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

All Dogs in Current Heading Photo Adopted!

My brain hurts. Yesterday, my right eye underwent cataract surgery with the concomitant insertion of a Toric/specialized lens for distance to compensate for my excessive astigmatism. Thus, today, the right eye is actually working quite well while the left still needs my glasses - which continue to have the lens in for the "old" right eye. Thus, my poor brain is trying to sort out the bizarre messages it's receiving. In another few weeks, the left eye becomes my near eye, and, hopefully, I'll be able to go without glasses for the first time since 4th grade.

Meanwhile, I apologize for my neglect of this blog. I've been very lazy and meandering about in Facebook. While some of the conversations are fruitful, most are banal and time wasting....junk food. Sigh.

This past weekend was quite exciting. Friday night, a friend brought an obviously lost dog to me, sure it was one of my multiple escapees. Amazingly, he was not (mine were all at home at the same time), but he was a lovely, very nice, very energetic boy who spent the night in the pen, escaping at some point, then going over my 4 FT. fence to visit the neighbors, only to come back with joy when he saw me. A couple came to see him, having seen him on, ahem, Facebook, sure he was their neighbor's ill treated (to say the least) dog. His ears weren't right, but his bark was....I took him to our Humane Society where they found his microchip, and called his family who was on their way to pick him up as I left.

Lost dog "Rudy" and resident Mami

"Rudy's" family was NOT the family this couple thought owned him - Sarah called me later to say they had spoken with them, their dog had been taken to the Humane Society earlier in the week; Sarah had to go look, but he was not there. She is hoping for the best and was delighted "Rudy'" was indeed owned by caring people. 

The next very exciting occasion was the adoption of long time resident Mami, in the photo above with "Rudy." Mami came to me in 2011 after her litter was all adopted and she was rescued by a gentleman new to Silverwalk Hounds at the time but now a very good friend. He was astonished and delighted to learn a couple with a cat fell in love with Mami on Petfinder, and she did nothing to discourage them when they came to visit her. She went home the next day, Sunday, on a leash with her donated pillow, handmade by volunteers from Gamma Sigma Sigma at SEMO,  She is part Beagle, part JRT, and part Jack Rabbit - she can jump almost anything...so is good she will be hand walked on a leash without a fence in a very dog friendly neighborhood.

Mami in my chair and on my blanket

Mami en gard in the front yard

As you can read and see, events leading up to my latest surgery were exciting and very good. I've proofed this entry but, with my warring eyes, I've probably missed somethings. Have been reading blogs, but not writing many responses. So sorry. Glad to be back.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Opt to Adopt: Ava!

Aava re-decorating with a very large pillow

Ava Beagle is a small, house trained, toy driven, shy Beagle girl here at Silverwalk
Hounds. She gets over-looked because she had a cherry eye, she ducks her head when people try to pet her. She can't strut her stuff, which I see every day.

"Sharing" a toy with Justus, American dog/Coonhound/Doberman: they both watch the other as one plays with the toy, just waiting for distraction so they can zoom, steal, and enjoy.

Ava is our resident feng shui artist. She moves small and large beds, toys, and blankets around to her liking, often defeating my strategically placement.

She is now middle aged, her cherry eye is fixed, she's up to date on shots, is spayed, and ready for a home who will give her time to adjust and able to revel in the antics of a small, always hungry, Beagle.

Ava finds fun places to rest and relax away from the madding crowd:

Ava in a box

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Monday Mischief: WillE and the Love Beagles

We survived the winter cold, enjoyed the snow, and now anticipate a final? cold weather snap this week. As spring has slowly made its way to us, I've noticed some mischief around Silverwalk:

  1. The Love Beagles are Squishy, young male Beagle, and Lucy, senior female Beagle. Both have been featured here before but in the cold weather, they began hanging out and playing together. Twice without a camera, I've watched them play tug and wrestle in the Front Red Wall Room. Another time, I looked twice, thrice into the crate Squishy normally uses. They both were cuddled around each other on top of his pillow. Sweet! Here they are on the futon:
  2. The Love Beagles snuggling on the futon

  3. WillE is still finding his place in the pack. He is doing well, the smalls are adjusting, and I am walking both WillE and Justus together, remaining upright myself. This past Saturday, our temps went to 60s. I changed out water buckets and the pool, cleaning them w/o freezing my fingers. WillE thoroughly enjoyed the result which I anticipated because his first mom sent me the photo of him in a similar pool at 4 months old:

Ah, bath time!

Willie at 4 months old

WillE as a water fountain. 

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