Yep, that’s right!  I just got the following email from Lovey MacKenzie Spuds’ foster mom:

(Lovey MacKenzie) has started early labor.  2 hours ago she roamed the house for her birthing spot and settled in the closet in the master bath (same place Momma Belle  gave birth).  Her temperature had dropped to 99.37.  She is quivering now but is in her box that I have made for her and she seems to like it.  Got a soft lamp in there, soft music and everything else that I could possibly need. 

I thought we had a few more days to raise the funds for her vetting, but help!!!  Now we are going to need it much quicker!

Please consider adding to her fund!!


Funding update for Felicity/Tootie and sweet Lovey MacKenzie Spuds

As of 10:00 pm, our funds are growing for these three deserving little fluffs.

Felecity and Tootie’s fund is at $315 right now, about 25% of where they need to be by mid week next week.  Thanks Dana, Barbara, Martin (always there for all of the dogs), and Kristen!!


Little pregnant Lovey MacKenzie has $195 but she and her four little baby fluffs still need $800 before next week.  She’s very thankful to Sharon, Cat, Martin, Barbara and Brandy.

Abbi Tate Worth Update – our sweet 15 year old is closer to her forever foster home!

Received this update today from the DFW coordinator:

Abbi got her dental today and she has these amazing white teeth and only had two removed.  They were lose due to so much hair being wrapped around them. 

She had a couple of fatty tumors removed from her side and an inclusion cyst removed from her tail.  She will need stitches out in 10 to 14 days.

She also had her ears flushed and the hair removed.

Her heartworm test was negative YEAH!!!!

She has a skin infection and was started on antibiotics.  Hopefully this will take care of her chewing her skin.

She is an amazing little girl and should be just fine.  She did great in her surgery and ate a little when she got home and is staying pretty close to the water bowl right now.  We will meet Mike and Joyce this weekend and she will go home where she can get all the TLC she can handle.  Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers and well wishes for this little girl. 

YEAH.  Go Abbi.

Lovey MacKenzie Spuds/Felicity Hill/Tootie Collins fund status

Update, 3:00 pm, Friday.

We are slowly making progress on rounding up enough to pay for these sweeties vetting.  So far, Lovey has $150 toward the $1000 we think we need for her vetting and that of the puppies.  Thanks Cat and Barbara!!

The two cherry eye girls, Felicity and Tootie, have $50 toward their surgery.  THANKS Barbara.

Here is a little update on her trek to Lone Star from her new foster mom….

Smashed up french fries (hence the name Lovey MacKenzie Spuds) looked and tasted like caviar to this starving, pregnant mom who was eating them in a Denton, Texas apartment parking lot, next to the dumpster, when she was found.  The sonogram indicates she is pregnant with 4 babies.  She was filthy with long matted and cockaburred fur.  Even though she had been a stray, spent 7 days at a vet’s office and then came into rescue, she allowed me to groom her without incident.  She is a sweet as they come although the snap of a camera is something that frightens her.  She also is very curious of the back door.  It is obvious (from the way she rides in cars, walks on a leash and is polite) that she was someone’s well cared for dog and I believe she is trying to get back to her owner.  Once those babies arrive, she will not care about that any longer.  The vet estimates she will deliver within the next 7 days.  According to his measurements, MacKenzie should do fine with the delivery as the babies are not as big as originally anticipated.  Now we wait for her temperature to drop and the babies to arrive.  Other than being pregnant, she is a healthy girl and so polite.  I like to gently rub her belly and tell her that I know she has babies in there.  She seems to like that as it is soothing to her.



Sweet little Felicity Hill has a nasty cherry eye!!!

Introducing our little miss Felicity in her before and after poses. A local shelter found her wandering the cold streets in a southern suburb of Dallas.  As you can see in the before picture, she was a very matted ball of fur. After hours of bathing and grooming, out emerged a tiny cutie. She is very young and playful.  She probably has not had much love in her life because she was very scared of things at first. For example she has no idea how to play with doggie toys and the squeaky ones make her run and hide.  She does love people and other dogs and wants to play.  So given time and some confidence boosting she will blossom into the perfect family member.
Unfortunately, after all the fur came off of her, we discovered she has a condition known as cherry eye.  This is when a gland at the base of the eye, which usually produces tears, becomes enlarged and starts poking into the eye itself.  It is very irritating and causes the whole eye to be red and itchy.  If not treated, Felicity could scratch at it, which could traumatize the gland further or possibly create an  ulcer on the surface of the eye.  Fortunately, there is a treatment for this condition which will relieve all of her pain.  The vet can surgically tack the gland back into place with a suture.  In addition, she has a small hernia that needs to be repaired. Please help Felicity by becoming one of her angels and donating towards the cost of her surgery so she can soon find her “forever” home where she’ll be loved and cherished the rest of her life.

Of course, she really needs your help.  The estimate for her total vetting is just over $686.  She would prefer that she gets this nasty cherry eye fixed sooner than later.

If you can help, please donate via paypal HERE.  Or GO HERE to send her a check.





AFTER – Thanks Jenni!



Lovey, pregnant lhasa, becoming a Lone Star dog tomorrow!

We confirmed it today, this little gal is coming into rescue TOMORROW – Friday.  No one else wanted her, no one else wanted the risk of a pregnant lhasa with four LARGE puppies – ready to be born.  SO, we’re picking her up.

Guys, we need help.  We have one donation, THANKS CAT!!, so far for this gal and desperately need to know that we have enough to vet her and those LARGE babies – don’t know what this sweet little girl has been bred by but we think she’s enough lhasa to make up for just about anything.  We need another $900 or so to be able to take care of them.  HELP.

If you can help, please donate via paypal HERE.  Or GO HERE to send her a check.

And, ALERT, ALERT, we may have to do a c-section.  You never know whats going to happen when a sweet fluff has been bred to a possibly much larger dog.  The vet estimates the c-section at around $700 but we’ll let you know if it comes down to requiring a c-section to save her life.



Alfie Turner has gone to the bridge

Sweet little Alfie’s battle with prostate cancer is over. He recently began passing more blood and both yesterday and today I saw that he was in pain and having some difficulty walking. I was with him when he crossed the bridge this morning at Golden Triangle . I was honored to be his foster mom for the few months we had together. There is no sadness, only grateful and happy thoughts as I picture him running and playing (free of a diaper finally) with all the others who preceded him. Love and peace to Alfie.



 We got an urgent email last night…

This little girl was found as a stray. She appears to be a Lhasa Apso or Mix and to be around 2 years old. She weighs 17 pounds.  She was starving when she was found and scarfed up whatever food she was given like she had not eaten in days. She was given a sonogram and heartbeats were detected so she is pregnant, although they are not yet sure how far along she is. This little girl was found as a stray. This girl still needs a place to go. The vet looked at her today and says she is 5-10 days away from delivering. There are four puppies, and they are big for her size so she may need help delivering them. Momma dog is pretty grumpy right now.

Again, we expect quite a bit vetting bill for her and four puppies.  We need to get her today!!!  We’re expecting at least $1000 to vet her and the puppies and possibly more depending on problems she might have.

If you can help, please donate via paypal HERE.  Or GO HERE to send her a check. 

Her name is Lovey!!

Talladega – Mr. Fluff of the week for 1-21-2007 – ADOPTED!!

Our “little gentleman” has found a wonderful new forever home.  He will
be loved and well cared for the rest of his life.  It was a perfect fit
and I could not be happier for him.  It is always hard to let them go
but when I see how happy they are and how happy they can make someone
else it makes it all worth it.  The bonus in this case is that his new
mom has asked me to continue to groom him, so I will still be able to see
him.  This is what rescue is all about and I am very grateful to his
new mommy for seeing the wonderful little guy he is.


Fluff of the Week! Lawson Turner

Don’t for get to check our FLUFF OF THE WEEK – this week it is Mr. Lawson Turner.  In his honor, we had this cute “Monet” style painting done with his cute face.


Digital painting done by DigitalDogArt.com


 If you don’t know about his story, check out his WEBPAGE.  Don’t forget to click on the pictures of his horrible eye tumors.