Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Will I stay or will I go?

So, I don't know if you all know it or not, but for two months now workers have been at my house everyday working. They have been busy making the house pretty, for what, I don't know, but that's what mom says anyway. So what that has meant to me is that I haven't been at home much. I've been going everyday with Ollie to Grandma and Grandpa's. Little did I know that all this time this is the spoiling Ollie has been getting. Mom says I've gained three pounds going there in two months. I think not; its all muscle. Anyway, the workers are just about finished on the house and now I'm starting to worry...soon Ollie will leave every morning with Dad like he always has and I'll sit at home by myself all day. I know that Ollie is grandma and Grandpa's favorite, but I don't mind playing second fiddle. I wish my other grandma lived closer, then I could go see her and Ollie could go to the other grandparents. this is very complicated and it makes me tired.
Oh, I forgot to tell you the wonderful exciting news! On Sunday I got a visit from Adrianne and her boyfriend Rob. Yes, Adrianne of Adrianne and Huckleberry fame! She came through the door saying my name in a high pitched, friendly way...I just knew she was a foxie person! She was there all the way from Washington state to see me. How wonderful is that? She gave me loads of love and was even nice to Ollie. Her boyfriend Rob was very nice too and I even sat down near his feet and chewed on my bone. That is something I never do with anyone but mommy and occasionally dad. What a wonderful day it was! Thanks for coming to visit me Adrianne! Say hi to Huckleberry for me!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Anna Banna Bo Banna

I'm sure that everyone that reads my blog wishes that they wereblessed with their very own Wire Fox Terrier! Right? Comon', RIGHT?You all know what perfect guy I am. I didn't start out like that, butwhen my mommy and I found each other, I knew I was in the right home andI began to behave. Other WFT's are not so lucky. Some, like AnnaBanana are still looking for the right place. So, Anna is this prettylittle girl who is 18 months old who needs a new home. Anna's fostermom says this about her, "Anna is a handful now but if she could justfind a home with someone who understands the breed and will spend timewith her to teach her manners and give her lots of love. She is verytrainable but would do best in an only dog home. She is living with anolder male wire right now and he is getting sick of her wanting to playall the time." So lets get this straight- there's this little baby WFT girl whoneeds a new home because someone dumped her for being TOO PLAYFUL? Eek!Didn't they know that WFT's are playful? Didn't they know whattotal clowns we are? Didn't she come with a warning? (Note from mom:Mackie, dogs don't come with warnings, silly! They come with loads oflove, tons of kisses, lots of play, the ability to forgive you forwhatever it was you said, or did, or thought, but they don't come withwarnings!) Okay, mom, I got it. But, Anna sounds so good. Anyone outthere who wants a wonderful little girl to call their own and to loveand hug? Just email her foster mommy, Julie at

Monday, October 16, 2006

Abigail the wonder dog!

I’d like to tell you about Abigail. Abigail is a beautiful little girl Wire Fox Terrier who just came into rescue, but Abby has a unique story.
Here’s her story:
“In October 2006, a number of Fox Terrier Rescue volunteers received and email pleading for help for a young female fox terrier with a broken leg. She was at a vet clinic, but needed to move on to rescue. Not wanting to put her in a shelter, (after all, who would adopt a dog with a broken leg?), or to have to amputate her leg, her family reached out for help from Fox Terrier Rescue.
Terry Cerisoles of South East Fox Terrier Rescue, and Jeanne Sanders and Cheryl Collins of Midwest Fox Terrier Rescue jumped at the challenge and began working on getting Abigail moving on to a new life.
Chuck and Patricia Bigelow, who had previously adopted 2 darling fox terriers from Cheryl Collins, were contacted and asked to help. You see, Chuck is an Airline Pilot with Delta Airlines. They live in Atlanta, and it just seemed like they would be able to help in ways no one else could!
Kathy Lauer of Midwest Fox Terrier Rescue in Minneapolis was then contacted to see if she could get her contacts at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital to agree to look at Abigail. Abigail needed a good orthopedic surgeon to look at her poor leg - and Kathy knew just the guy..
On October 11th, Abigail made her way to the U of M Vet Hospital to meet with the talented Dr. Roberto E. Novo, the Medical Director and Head of the Department of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Minnesota. (You may remember him from our last special needs crew -
Rebel the Missouri puppy mill dog that needed facial reconstruction. Dr. Novo and senior vet student Nate Rose gave Abigail a physical and looked over the numerous x-rays to determine the best course of action for Abby. All the while, Kathy crossed her fingers that they could save the leg.
Good news came when Dr. Novo decided that the best course of action was insert more stabilizing screws into the rod in Abby's leg, brace it, get her to use it more to promote bone and muscle growth, and wait for a full recovery. And so, on October 12, 2006, Abigail underwent surgery to stabilize her leg, and came through with flying colors.
On Saturday, Kathy and her good friend Diane went to the University, loaded with clippers and scissors to get Abigail cleaned up. If she has to live in a cage for the next few weeks, the less hair to collect dirt and smell, the better. She was matted to the skin in most places, so they had to cut her hair short. Abby was not very happy with the hair cut idea, but she put up with it like a trooper. She is so thin that clipping her became an interesting endeavor because the clipper couldn't really "glide" as there is no fat between her skin and her bones.
Kathy reported "We got to talk to 'Abby's vet student', Nate, and when she saw him, her tail about wagged off! She seems to be a favorite there - she's got a sparkle in her eye and is a doll. Seeing the hardware on on the outside of the leg with the screws going into her leg was a little shocking at first, but by the end of the 3 hour haircut event (we had to take a lot of breaks!), I hardly noticed it anymore."
She will stay at the U of M for a few more days, then move back to Compassionate Care Animal Hospital for a week. And then it's off to her new foster home with Cheryl Collins in Iowa.”

Abby is a mere 10 lbs. Poor little girl, but thankfully she is in good hands now and will be well cared for. If you are able to help Abby, either though a small donation toward her medical care, or if you would like to adopt her, please contact American Fox Terrier Rescue.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I got gypped.

I got gypped. Everyone knew about the big dog show and get together in Pennsylvania on Sunday- that is everyone, but me. I got gypped. Mom and Dad came home clearly smelling like other dogs and with these silly grins on their faces from seeing “the best show on earth”. Um, hello? Did anyone every think that I may want to go too? Mom and Dad kept talking of how they met all these wonderful WFT’s and so many people who just love WFT’s too. Can you imagine all the love I could have gotten on that day? (Somehow I think it would have been a love fest similar to the one Ollie gets everyday at grandma’s). Mom says that most of the dogs were there to work and that most of the people were there to work too and that she didn’t want for me to distract anyone. I guess she thought if I were there in all my studliness that the judges would have had a difficult time paying attention to the dogs in the ring. On the other had, think of all the pretty girls! Although I know none could be as pretty as Miss Sunshade and Opy.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The ice cream man cometh....

Yesterday mom was home with some sinus infection so that meant that grandma and grandpa brought Ollie and I back home when they went off to shop. I thought that was pretty good deal since I got to lay around with mom. The workers were there so it was a little noisy (how was mom ever supposed to get any sleep to get better with them banging on the house?) but I got to be with mom anyway, so it wasn’t all bad. Mom was worried once though because she went to the basement to do some laundry and then she couldn’t find Ollie. She went upstairs, then to the basement, into the kitchen, both bathrooms, “Ollie?”, “Ollie where are you”? (You may think that is a silly question to ask a dog, but Ollie has been trained by dad to speak if you ask him where he is…pretty good, eh?) Still nothing. Mom was worried sick. She said she thought one of the workers had opened the door and let him out, but just about then dad came home and out Ollie came. He wasn’t lost..he was just fooling mom. I don’t think that was a funny game at all. Here’s poor mom already home not feeling well and silly Ollie pulled a prank on her. Geez. I would never do that. However, while I was at home the ice cream man came through our neighborhood and did not stop at my house. Do you believe it? Have I ever told you how much I love ice cream? It is my favorite thing. Well, next to mom and dad, and Sunshade and Opy that is. It is my favorite food and I get very upset when the ice cream man just drives by. Check out my video…mom says it is hilarious. So, off mom and dad went at dinner time and brought me and Ollie back some Mickey D’s ice cream for dinner. Ollie got some too, even after that stunt he pulled on mom. Has anyone noticed what a perfect boy I am? Geez.