Monday, March 2, 2009

The Dogs Have Moved!!!

Hey Readers! I decided to move this blog over to another blogging service because I'm better able to track stats and do some other things over there. I'll be closing down all comments for this site.

Come on over to the new digs. Its still being remodeled so bear with me as I update.

Thanks for stopping by. See you over at the new dog park!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Velvet Says....


How can you possibly refuse? I met Miss Velvet this past weekend, and let me just say, she is a real love. And even better, she's available for adoption and just waiting for you to find her and be her forever home.

Velvet is 8 years young. She currently shares a room with another cat and does quite well. She hasn't spent much time around dogs though, so I'm not sure how she would do in a home with one. A RESCUE Matchmaker might be able to give you more information on that. She's a quiet and friendly gal who will be happy to grace the sunny spots in your home.

Velvet went through a rough patch in life. She was adopted out but returned due to her family moving. Initially she was scared and confused, but she has since blossomed and learned to trust people again. She loves attention and isn't afraid to ask for it. Her space at our cat facility looks out into the entrance area. I was greeted by her when I came in the door. She let out a little meow and then reached out a paw to me. And when I decided to stop scratching her head before she'd had enough lovin', she let me know about it. :D

If you're interested in Velvet, or know someone who might be, check our her profile on our website. Then fill out a Matchmaker form.

Thanks for stopping by. See you at the dog park.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Quick Update

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season this December. We sure did. Marie happily received a new chewy toy, Neika got a new cat-nip filled crinkly pillow toy, and Reggie got a new red sweater (we shaved some mats off back in September, but the fur never grew back fully, so he's a little bald in spots, and gets chilly at night). Marie spent the week chewing, Neika spent it kicking around her little pillow (usually just as we were trying to fall asleep), and Reggie adjusted nicely to wearing something more than just his collar. He was less than thrilled with the whole situation, but I think he feels better at night now.

Other than Reggie walking into the tree every now and again (hey, you move things around on your blind cat and chances are good they'll run into stuff now and again as they get used to the new set up), we all had a nice Christmas.

We took some time off from fostering. Marie and our last foster, Diamond (a Queensland Heeler), didn't get along so well. There was an incident involving just who got to use the small crate, and neither girl wanted to back down. Yes, I said small crate, and yes, Diamond is a Heeler. No idea how, but she actually managed to fit in a small crate and liked it that way. So, needless to say, we decided we all needed a break.

And it was for the best, as Reggie has gotten worse these last couple of months. For your review, Reggie is a 15 year old Maine Coon cat. He suffers from hyperthyroidism, kidney damage (from the HT, requiring daily sub-q fluids), high blood pressure and arrhythmia. He is also blind. Add to that now having an infection in his mouth and you have one grumpy cat. The mouth infection begs for removal of teeth. He's actually already lost one on its own. Problem is, he's a 15 year old cat with an arrhythmia. Our vet feels that surgery is just too risky, and the chances of losing him there on the table are too high. So we're treating that infection with a round of antibiotics every couple of weeks. He's been having problems getting to his litter box in time the last couple of weeks, so we've come home to some pretty foul messes on the tile in the kitchen and dining room (at least he keeps it on the tile I guess). He has his good days and his bad days when it comes to eating (the last few days have been bad days unfortunately). So we've had some fun in the House of L lately. We just felt that adding a new dog to the mix probably wasn't such a good idea.

So that's all that's been happening around here. I'm hoping to be able to post a bit more often after the New Year. I don't know where 2008 went, but it sure went by quickly. Hope you all have a great rest of 2008 and wonderful New Year!

Thanks for reading. See you at the dog park!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm in Love....

...with a boy named Tad.

I got the joy of spending some time with Tad a couple of Saturdays ago. And I have fallen hard for this adorable little guy. I posted a picture of him from his rescue day back in May. Little did I know that the sad little face belonged to the sweetest little dog.

We list Tad as a Chihuahua, though he reminds a little of my Min Pin (and it's not just the markings). He could have a little crazy pinscher in him, who knows.

He has soulful eyes, a soft smooth coat, and a funny little "collar" of fur that sticks out a bit on his neck. He loves to sit in your lap and give you soft little puppy kisses. He's a quiet little guy who is content to just "be." He has wonderful manners in public and walks well on the leash. He also appears to be mostly housebroken (we were at Noble Beast in Phoenix, and he let me know he needed to go outside while we were there).

Tad enjoys spending time with his canine companions, and while he would probably be fine as an only dog, he would also do well with a sibling. Because he's a small, calm dog, he doesn't require a large amount of exercise beyond daily walks and romps across your living room. He'd make an excellent apartment or condo dweller.

Tad also looks quite stunning in a sweater, as you can see from the photo. ;D

Do you have a space in your pond for this little Tad-pole? If you do, hop on over to our website and fill out a Matchmaker Form.

And until he finds his forever home, I will continue to pine for the little guy.

Thanks for stopping by! See you at the dog park!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Help RESCUE Win $10,000!!!

All you have to do is vote! Its that easy.

Click on the "Go Now" button above and vote. To browse for RESCUE, select Arizona for the state, then scroll down until you see the Phoenix listing. Click on RESCUE and vote! We have 183 votes as of this posting. We'll need a whole lot more to win, so start voting!! You can even send it on to everyone in your email address book to help spread the word.

Thanks for voting. See you at the dog park!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Meet Gracie!

Meet our foster Gracie!

She has been with us since August 25th, but I just haven't had a chance to post about this sweet and goofy girl. Gracie came down with pneumonia a few days after coming to stay with us, and she started out a meager 19lbs. But she's recovered from that is now a crazy, silly, energetic puppy. And she's put on a pound or two.

Gracie is a Whippet/Dalmatian mix (we think). She's a medium sized dog, coming about to the knees. But she's all legs!! She is so not a graceful dog. Its part of her charm though.

Gracie loves a good toy. Whether you throw it for her or if she pounces on the toy and sends it flying herself, she loves to fetch. And if a toy squeaks, its good times in the House of L. Right now as I type this, she is raiding the doggie toy box. Not sure what she's trying to pull out, but I think it might be the ball that lights up.

She is a young dog, and exhibits many puppy behaviors. She's mouthy, but does not chew inappropriately. She is housebroken, but sometimes she'll be so focused on playing with a toy that she'll forget to go outside and just tinkles in the house, then goes on playing. We have to make sure to make her take breaks to go potty. She is high energy and it is a must that she go to a home with another playful pup. She isn't the best on a leash yet, but she's a smart dog and will learn quickly. She has already learned "sit" though she's not always consistent with it yet. She'll sit when we stop and wait for her to before placing her food bowl on the floor. She's also started to crate up on command.

Gracie has been an absolute joy to have around. But tomorrow, she'll be going over to the dog daycare where we board some the RESCUE dogs. She'll be much happier there because she'll have lots of playful friends (both four-legged and two legged) to keep her busy. She's getting a little bored here, since the old lady (the Min Pin) and the grouchy cats won't play with her. I try, but I just can't over the feeling of fluff in my mouth when I'm carrying around the squeaky stuff toy. Oh well. We've had a lot of fun with her and can't wait to see her find her forever home. Now that she's up on the website and available for adoption, I don't think she'll be with RESCUE much longer. :D

Tomorrow I pick up a new foster. He's a 3lb Chihuahua named Jalen. I'll post more about him soon.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bowl-a-rama Was a Success!!!

Wow! We had an initial goal of $45,000 for this fundraiser. At the beginning of last week we were only up to about $31,000 and so dropped that goal to $35,000 for a final total. Well, we surpassed that, and while we didn't quite meet the original goal, we did raise a whopping $43,000!!!! I don't know if any of those donations came from my 2 readers, but if it did, thank you very much!!

We also had a blast bowling on Saturday morning. People came dressed in their best '50s attire and we bowled our little hearts out. The dogs beat the cats, ahem. You can see some video footage on RESCUE's Facebook page. Check it out! And check out some of our other videos and photo albums while you're there. You can get your morning dose of cuteness from all the dogs and cats.

Thanks for reading. See you at the dog park!