November 8, 2007


Hi friends,

Sorry we haven't posted in awhile but The Mommy has been very sick. The pain she had in her knee turned into a STREP INFECTION and she was admitted to the hospital Oct 29th and had surgery on her knee on Halloween day.She came home from the hospital this Monday. She really didn't come home to or house but is staying for now at our Aunt Pam & Uncle Sonny's house. The day she went into the hospital, Ron who is with DROH, came & got us and took us to Aldine be boarded for a few days, she thought. Ron took Evander with him because he said it wasn't fair that the Mommy should have to pay to board a foster....Mommy would have done it anyway. The Mommy has to have HOME HEALTH CARE come everyday for two weeks to have the packing and dressings removed & changed and also they put something called a PICK LINE (or something) in her arm so she can have antibiotics directly into a vein once a day.

All of this is very sad and scary for us and the Mommy doesn't feel very well right now and she had to make a very hard decision that has torn her to pieces and my Aunt Pam said she has been crying since Sunday when the decision was made. I am turning this post over to my Aunt Pam because it is too hard for me to go on.

Please keep The Mommy, Jacks and Toby in your prayers.....Mona

My sister Sarah and the family have had a very big scare. Had the infection not have been caught in time, she could have lost her leg or her life. We are very thankful she is alive and still with us. My sister has never taken very good care of herself but she will do everything and anything for anybody else & any of her dogs. Our cousin, Shirley, and Sarah's best friend, Martha went to the hospital with me on Sunday and begged her to give up two of her dogs. Due to her health ( diabetes, arthritis and hypertension, a messed up back and now this, we and her doctors felt she can't handle three dogs anymore or foster. She can still do other things to help DROH. I know she feels we have forced her into giving two of them up but it is necessary and she understands why it is necessary. Believe me, it was not an easy decision for her to make. She agreed to give the boys back to DROH. It was decided that JACKS would HATE being an only dog because he is so active and playfuland would need company. Toby is just to big for her to handle at times. Mona has always been very independant and most of the time likes to play by herself with her toys and would ignore the boys except when they got out of line and she had to set them straight. I am turning this back to Mona now.

Jacks and Toby were picked up yesterday by Ron & surrendered to DROH. The Mommy thinks the word surrender sounds like such a nasty word, like she didn't want them anymore. I miss my brothers but we all agreed we wanted the Mommy to get better and stronger and hopefully stay that way. The people that are fortunate enough to adopt Jacks or Toby will know how much me and The Mommy loved the boys and will let us stay in touch and maybe see them once in a while.

Jacks and Toby want their girlfriends, Reina & Lorenza, to know how much they will miss visiting their blogs. Toby said Lorenza has been the only girl he has ever loved and that she will be always in his heart. I don't know when or if the Mommy will ever post again or want to keep our blog alive...WHAT WOULD WE CALL IT NOW? Mona & the Mommy?

Thanks for being our friends, keep my brothers in your thoughts and pray that the Mommy will smile again soon.

Love Mona


Kapp pack said...

Wow, such big and difficult events going on. We are so glad your mommy is getting better...we will keep our paws crossed for her and for you in this huge change in your life. Sibe vibes for your brothers.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Anonymous said...

My mom is crying for you and your babies. But so many dog people put us and our health before their own. What would we do without you? You have to be healthy so we can be healthy. Please take care of your body and your heart. We'll miss the boys too, sigh.
Zach and Chani

Hana said...

Hi there, I'm Hana the Dog. I am sending positive thoughts your way to your Mommy so that she recovers quickly. Tell her that she needs to concentrate on herself right now. She should not feel guilty as she is doing the right thing. She needs to be healthy before she is able to take care of others. We have our paws crossed for her, and we are hoping the boys find a nice foster or a permanent home soon, with a nice family.

Simba said...

I'm so sorry to hear your Mummy has been so unwell. It must be so hard for you all to let the boys go. I hope your Mummy makes a speedy recovery, sending you lots of love and nose licks.

Simba xx

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

We are so sorry to hear about the difficulties in your lives right now. The most important thing to think about is your mommy's health - that comes first. Take one day at a time. We also will keep our pawsies crossed fur all of you.
-Cosmos & Juneau-

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona
I don't know what to say right now! The whole situation makes me feel very sad. My mom is crying. Sure I hope your mom will recover pretty soon. She has to think about her health first. I have my paws crossed for her and for Jack and Toby too. From the bottom of my heart I hope they will find lovely homes to take care of them!
Your mom will need you more than ever dear Mona, so be a good girl and take care of her, ok?

Momo :) said...

I am sorry that I was not able to come by earlier. I am in shocked to learn about your mommy. Please tell her I am thinking of her.

Momo xoxo

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Oh no. It has been so long since we've had the chance to catch up on our blog reading and now we read this. We are very, very glad the Mommy is doing better but we know her heart is broken at giving up Jacks and Toby and Evander too. DRoH will take good care of them and find them wonderful homes. Maybe not quite as wonderful as the one with the Mommy but with a dachsie lover who will spoil them as much as the Mommy has done.

We hope we continue to hear stories about Mona and the Mommy! And let us know what you hear about the boys!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh we are so glad the mommy is doing better and we will our paws crossed for her. We will be thinking of all of you.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Oh Mona...we wished we lived closer. My mommy could pack ur mommie's knee and put her antibotics in her PICC line and all that good stuff.(She's a nurse!) Be strong for ur mom, now, Mona. Her leg will heal and she will feel so much better than she is now. Those mean buggies that get in there take a while to get rid of, but with good care and Pawsitive thoughts from everyone, we so hope she'll feel better soon. There comes a time when the Mommy has to be she can take care of you, honey. Please, please keep up your blog. I think it's good for her to have support right now...and you too.

We're keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers....

Scruffy Lacie and our Mommy...Marilyn

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hi Mona, I'm really sad to read this post. I hope your mom will get better soon. I'll keep my paws crossed for her

~ Girl girl

Asta said...

I am so vewy sowwy to heaw of all the sad and twoubling things in youw lives..I am happy to heaw they caught the infection and the Mommy will be must be so heawtbweaking to make the decisions she's had to make..I know she loves all of you completely and this is so beyond hew contwol..Mommi and I pway that the boys will find pawfect fowevew homes togethew, and that the Mommi will make a full wecovewy and not be so sad.take good cawe of hew Mona
ouw love and smoochie kisses and pwayews! we would miss you vewy much if you stopped blogging..maybe when she's bettew, she can gcome back to us..please twy

Kirby said...

Such a difficult decision, but your mommy should be praised for making it. DROH will ensure the boys are placed in good homes and you and you can help your mommy concentrate on getting well. Sending happy Aire-thoughts to you all!

Your pal,

Koobuss said...

Oh no!!!! How awful!! Best wishes to your Mommy, Mona, for a complete and speedy recovery. Stay close to her and give her lots of kisses to cheer her up, Mona. Maybe when she gets better you can get your brothers back.

Good luck to all of you! You will be in our thought and prayers.

Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie and Family

Blue said...

That is sooo sad! It must be heartbreaking for you.
Hope your mom gets better soon.

Pats & pets

Stanley said...

I heard about all of you from Scruffy & Lacie, and had to come by to tell you that I'm sending healing goober smooches for the Mommy, and for you, Mona.

It must be so tough to have to make decisions like the one the Mommy had to make, but Rescue will take care of Jack & Toby! I hope you get lots of snuggles and scritches while the Mommy is healing. Remember that doggies you've never even heard of will miss out if you never post again, but, sometimes Mommies have to rearrange their priorities.

Keep us posted please.

Your goober friend,

Cléo said...

Hi.I hope your Mummy makes a speedy recovery, sending you lots of love and nose licks.
Kiss from Portugal by Cléo & Mom

Lacy said...

woofies Mona!!! me too heard bout this from Scruffy and Lacies bloggy. how tuff the decision wuz, its one that any pet owner never wants to face...plez tell ur mom to get well soon, and i have no doubt the boys will find a great home..

b safe,

ROSSI said...

i am so sorry for dropping in late.. i was so shocked to read this post of your.. i dunno what to say... but i totally understand that ur mom n aunt made that decision to give away the boys.. it will be the best for them and your mommy too..

Mona, can you please send me your mailing address? please email me at

Hope mommy will recover soon.. and please please ask her to take good care of herself..


Patience-please said...

We are sending our best miracle whippet thoughts of comfort and healing for all of you.

the whippet waggle

Mojo said...

what an incredibly hard time you are enduring right now. My heart goes to you for having to make such difficult choices, one's which you would rather never have to make. There is nothing we can say to make things better, but don't despair. You have done everything in your power, and now you need to save your energy for yourself. All the best in everything

Mojo's mum

Ricky Pepper said...

omg we are so sad to hear about the mommy, and that she is so sick. I am sure DRoH will find good homes for the boys - I wish that we lived closer and we would at least foster them...tell your momma to try and remember all of the very good things she has done for doggins and how much love she has shown them, and know that they will carry that with them no matter where they live.
Love and KISSES,
Ricky (and huge hugs from Chloe)

Randi said...

Hi - I saw Scruffie & Lacies blog about you all & I just had to come over..I'm so sorry..I'm sending all my pawsitive energy your way & hope that your mama gets well soon..sometimes people are so concerned with us fur kids that they forget to take care of themsleves...we hope your mama gets better soon & that you all are OK during this time of are in my thoughts & heart goes out to you...

Love & Licks,
Randi & her mom

ps..does your mama have an email address? I'd like to send her a note...

Randi said...


Love & Licks,

Frasier said...

Thats a lot of stuff that has happened.we hope they find great homes for the doggies.We will miss them a lot

serendipity said...

Sorry to hear about all that. It must be tough. Hope your mommy recover soon. Keeping you in my prayers.

Ben_Benjamin said...

paw cross

Maggie & Mitch said...

We read about you at Rossi's blog. What a difficult time right now for all of you! Our thoughts and prayer go out to all of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Hi there!

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom & your brudders but maybe it is the best decision. I know it's very hard to let them go & I know you all are very sad right now. I hope your mo0m will get better soon & I hope your brudders will get adopted by new loving owners who will give them the best care like what your mom has been giving them & you.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Caz said...

We send loads of positive vibes and I'm sure this is the best way for all you guys and your mums health.Hoping your mum is back on her feet real soon.Why are there always hard decisions ??

Caz and Ludo

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Mona....we're just checkin' in on u and the are u, Girl? We want you to know that we all care about you and are thinkin' 'bout you every day.

Please have hope that things when they are very dark as they are for you right now, will brighten...we firmly believe that and we are sending those thoughts really hard through the screen on our 'puter....

Love u Guys...
Scruffy, Lacie, & Mumsie

ChaCha & Yuki said...

Hi, i heard about you from Rossi's blog. Hope everyone will be happy in their new homes and hope ur mummy will get better soon!!

Best wishes,

Noah the Airedale said...

How very sad. We are sorry that you have to go through this. It must be heartbreaking.
We hope you make a quick recovery.

Take care
Leura dales and their pinkie D

Katherine and Pippa, said...

We came from here via lacy lulu and then scruffy and lacie.

So sorry you are having such a difficult time - and we have got our paws crossed that everything works out for you.



Thanks so much for all of the thoughts & prayers. The boys are all doing well in their new homes & I still have my Mona with me. I am much better and have gone back to work.

God bless....the Mommy