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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Joey's Busy Lifestyle by Joey.



Hello Peeps... so I am well and truly in the proverbial dog house as mom has just reminded me that I haven't written a blog for a while!! I am always busy. So here goes...


Busy Me!

It has been a very busy few months here - lots of visitors, new rescues, lots of vet trips and dogs being adopted...and some strange phenomena called 'Facebook live, which apparently was great success!!!'

Auntie Nicole and Uncle Curt came here and dad married them - is was SOOOOOO cool. A few of us house dogs attended the ceremony - Of course, I was dog of honour as I am just so damn good looking- especially with my super cute bandana. AND.... bless them, they didn't want any presents (even though I had saved them some chicken! –don’t tell mom where it is – it’s my emergency stash!) and matched all monetary donations. Mom and Dad were over the moon! And guess what, Mom wore a dress and looked drop-dead gorgeous…




Auntie Khaya came back to visit - love her as she always brings us goodies to munch on and I just know she has a soft spot for little old moi!.


Two lovely volunteers called Kelly and Karen came for the day from Rio and did lots of dog baths -not me though- I managed to escape that dark wet place by pretending to be busy – really think I will always be scared of the dark!




Auntie Loana and Uncle Costa went to Finland for a treat and met up with Auntie Raili and Savannah – now called Vanni. Mom said that Auntie Raili drove a long long way and Vanni was very tired at the end of the day!
As you know it’s all about bringing people and dogs together around the Globe and this was a great example. Vanni stole the show -she is such a babe magnet! – a great DIB doggy ambassador.



It's a bit over crowded in the house and there is always another four-legged on my shelf! - there are 20 of us in the house now so it’s quite a squeeze!

We sadly had to say goodbye to Reggie's when Auntie Nicole was here. She was desperately trying to save him and stayed up night after night looking after him. He fought very hard but didn’t have the strength to pull through and crawled into her case, left his heart there and went to Rainbow Bridge. We were all very sad as we thought he would pull through.



Mom and Dad are still trying to rescue Reggie's brother and sister and are slowly gaining their trust. They are still very wary though - hope they can be tempted to come back to doggy heaven before they get too sick.



There have been lots of vets trips - Sasha and Jo Jo will never be moms!. Molly still needs more surgeries and then there was that 'huge' lump on Daisy's head and on her sibling’s heads too! - she really did look like something out of ET! (even more than I did when I was a pup).




Nicholas still on 3 different sort of eye drops and Maggie, Harley, Luiza, Katie and Bogart on Mange meds, Peaches has tick disease and then poor old Maggie got an infection in her leg.

We all love Nicholas now...heard mom saying that he is a 'fully integrated house dog' - whatever that means! think it means that the others won't try to bit him on the bum! - I caught him stealing one of mom's shoes and hiding it in the banana tree - I didn't tell though as he has been through enough poor guy. Murphy (after a dodgy start) and Sasha are his favourites. He is just one big puppy and keeps play- biting us to play with him - I am far too grown-up for this type of tom-foolery!



I have heard that our recovery room is nearly complete - just hope that I never have to spend any time in it! Visitor accommodation is going well too...as far as I am concerned - visitors = treats!



Lots of dogs are being adopted and going to their new lives abroad which is great news - Luna went to Vancouver to live with a doggy friend.




Orwell has recently arrived in Texas to live with Penny - they are going to be ganging up on poor Skipper by speaking to each other in Brazilian doggy language even though he was there first!
Orwell

AND... not sure if you remember Lucky who tried to board a bus with a tourist. He went to live with a foster in Canada and has now been adopted.





There is serious competition in casa Dogs in Brazil :
1-      Chicken  - Bambi is a Chicken freak too - giving the master 'ME!' a run for my money!
2-      Resident clown title - I thought this was my accolade but Pumpkin fell asleep on the toilet!! I suspect he had a rough night on the town. 





      


3-      AND there is competition for my shelf - Katie sees it as her bed Katie on my shelf -she is far too pretty to be left on the shelf! - get it?

Guges is still ok but poor mom often has to clean up his pooey bum. Sasha has a soft spot for him, pardon the pun! My poor Sam has had a stroke and mom and dad have spent lots of time rehabilitating her. She is slowly getting her mojo back. Daisy, another one of our golden oldies has now gone blind and poor Bowie is chewing on the foot that has two missing toes and has to wear a bootie- the indignity of it! Always poorly doggies here, which means lots of vets bills and mom worrying about paying all the costs.

Mom and dad rescued a poor doggy that was tied to a tree. She had had spay surgery and wasn’t wearing a cone of shame so she removed all her stitches. Astrid is doing ok now. 






Have overheard mom say that our Kennel cleaner is ‘still missing in action’ - this just means that poor dad has to work much harder! Any of you lovelies out there fancy applying for the position

We have a Houdini here – Houdini (aptly named) has the accolade of being the first dog to escape our property! He was found quickly, as you can imagine, mom and dad were super relieved. Guess he was just a little scared and bolted as he didn’t realize that he had arrived in doggy heaven on earth!



I had a real shock the other day – as you know I sleep in the closet during the day and on mom's bed during the night. A naughty wasp flew into the closet and really scared me! I flew out and landed in mom’s arms just like Scooby doo landing in Shaggy's arms!



So, I think that is all now folks except I am saving the best for last!
Auntie Nicole has just given up her job and is going to be moving with Uncle to Curt to a farm in a country called America and helping us full time. We are all very excited about this so watch this space…


Joey

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In Memory of Fat Freddy Three Ears, Blizzard, Chester and Xana



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Making a difference one dog at a time…





Hello peeps – Joey here with my Pre-Christmas blog –have been cogitating what to talk out – so much has happened in the last month – some very, very, sad, but some happy things too…
Have heard that there are now 88 of us with 4 legs, one with three legs,  oh! and Gregory, that annoying little lizard! – clearly he thinks he is a DIB dog! mom said that is Gregory on top. I asked her what they were doing and she said she didn't know.



I have been feeling very sad as we all had to say goodbye to poor little Chester who was dying with Kidney failure – I cried a lot as it was all very sudden but hid it from mom and dad as knew they were so upset. I spent a lot of ‘reflective me’ time on my shelf under Mom’s desk...
Overhead Mom saying to Dad that she was very grateful that Chester’s voice was finally heard and he didn’t die in silence.


Good news that Nicholas is doing really really well but is still having eyedrops as he has something called an edema in his left eye – not really sure what that is – but he does seem to be milking it!
All the house dogs have accepted him except for my girl, grumpy Gemma, she is not good with new arrivals as it means less chicken scraps for her (and me ! – come to think of it).



Maggie is still recovering and mom still feels sick when she thinks of the vet bills to pay. Molly is still recovering from her surgery – poor things she still has another 3 surgeries to go. They are both so much braver than me! all the house dogs know that I get Scoobydoo scared at the slightest thing and run to mom for cover but they are polite and pretend not to notice!



Benny is still having his PT and hydrotherapy – must admit that I am a bit jealous of all the attention he gets and love his new braces! He is starting to walk better now. I shouldn't really be jealous as everyone tells me I have the most elegant legs! Benny is being adopted by the nice vet giving him PT in the pic next Tuesday.



I am going to have to be a big brave boy and say goodbye to some more or my friends soon– Potter, Savannah, and Lizzie as they have all found new homes. Mom is very happy about this and is very grateful to Auntie Nicole and Uncle Curt for helping with this.
AND! STOP PRESS - our paralympian 3 legged boy, now called Sugar Cane, is going to a new home - a fancy one with lots of other dogs and cats in AMERICA!



So, Abby (she found a new home this time last year)and Father Christmas would like to say a big thank you and Merry Christmas to you all.


I overheard ( I do have nosy streak!) Mom and Dad say that they are are so happy with progress this year - In August we had just over 7,000 'LIKES' and now we have 27,000!
Being just a dog (a very handsome one at that) I don't really know what 'likes' are but I would like to extend my doggy paw to say hello to all my new followers... I don't know about likes but I know about licks.
Will have to have a word in Mom's shell-like as I am still getting the same amount of CHICKEN! - just think, if my portion size increased by the same percentage, then I would be so fat  that I would be wobbly Joey and I definitely wouldn't have such elegant legs! Well it took me quite a while to write this and whilst I was doing it Mom and Dad saved seven more puppies.




Well I will be back soon. before Christmas hopefully.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Joey update

Hi I'm back again. Mom and Dad have increased the pack of dogs here to 85. I am still the best looking and most intelligent dog here after all it's me that get's to blog. I have always been special since Mom and Dad had to carry around in a bag around their necks when I was just a young puppy because I screamed so much if they left me alone. That's how I got my name. There are several new puppies here. Sasha is one. She is quite sensible and knows how to behave. She may even get adopted soon. She finally stopped peeing on the floor now.


As you can see she is pretty. Not as pretty as my girl Gemma though. Gemma and I have a long term relationship. Then there is Bambi. She was run over by a car and left to die. She is very jealous and tries to bit any dog that tries to steal her thunder. She is suicidal and just doesn't realize how small she is. I guess her brain is small too. I'm glad I have a big head. I have disciplined her by growling at her but she just doesn't get it. Just how many brain cells do you think she has in that tiny head?


Then there is Benny. He has wonky back legs and can't walk properly. A lady comes here once a week attaches him to machines and does all sorts of weird stuff to him to make him walk again. Here he is lying across a ball. I passed by snapped this shot and asked him "why are you lying across a ball? He said it was so his legs would work properly and told me to lay my head on a BIG ball. I don't know what he meant by that? He has a strange sense of humor. 


He came with his sister GiGi. She is a tough little pup and will do anything to protect her brother. She looks kind of cute here but you should see her when she is protecting her brother. She is like the Hulk except she doesn't turn green and she doesn't have pants to split!


Then there are two more that were abandoned in the streets. Daisy2 and Lily. They seem like a nice pair. Mom vaccinated them yesterday. Their only problem is they squeal like banshees when other dogs visit their kennel. 



There is Luna she had a metal pin put in her leg and is still limping. She was found in the streets with her friend both injured. Her friend is still in the clinic so she is lonely and a bit timid right now. She will perk up when her friend arrives. 



We all had a big fright last week when Nicholas went blind. We all felt very sorry when we saw he was so afraid. Mom brought him down to the house as he couldn't cope anymore. He has started taking baby steps now, but he hangs his head in depression. I can understand this. I closed my eyes and imagine a world completely dark, night and day. It's horrible. Mom says the vet can cure him, but its gonna be expensive. He has cataracts and they need to be removed. Poor guy keeps bumping his head and walks like a snail. He likes Guga and decided to follow Guga. I guess he isn't that intelligent as the blind Guga was leading blind Nicholas. The two of them were an accident waiting to happen. 


Mom and Dad are always busy here. Running a home for all of us is exhausting. They give us all cuddles, biscuits and good food. They need help to do this. Mom said to ask everyone reading to help her pay for Nicholas's surgery and little Maggie's surgery bill, which is 950 reais. I forgot to mention Maggie she is new too. She is so quiet I forgot about her. She had her leg shattered as she got run over by a car. The vet had to pin it and secure it with wire and it will end up a tiny bit shorter than the other leg. She had a huge cut on her leg and I saw a bone. I felt sick! Then Mom felt sick when she saw the bill. 





That's it for this week. I will be back.