August 27, 2008



"They never talk about themselves, but listen to you while you talk about yourself and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation." -- Jerome K. Jenkins

Hi my dear friends,

Well it has happened again. ROXIE, over at Dachsies Rule got bitten again Monday night. This is the third time she has gotten bitten by one of them nasty copperheads. Sammy and Andy were barking at something up a tree & when their Mom went to check it out, they came running when she hollered at them to stop. Roxie wasn't with the boys and she didn't do any barking. Mary says she thinks Roxie was looking for a place to do her business close to the bushes when she got bitten. She came limping around the corner of the house and when Mary checked her all over she found 2 small bite marks on her upper leg. So back to Texas A & M they went again but she didn't have to stay overnight this time. She is on antibiotics and pain meds. Roxie is a very strong girl, like me, so she will be okee dokee!!

Mary sent the Mommy an E-mail today to let her know what had happened and that there IS another snake around so when we come we have to be very careful. I told the Mommy that I am a very brave little girl and no old snake is gonna keep us from visiting our friends. We will be leaving Friday afternoon & won't be back until Monday afternoon. My bag is packed by the door but the Mommy hasn't packed anything yet......What is her problem!!!

Now for an award. The Mommy is giving this award to every doggie, kitty cat, hamster & wheelie on DWB because you are all what makes the end of a tiring day worth coming home to, besides me of course. No matter how sad the Mommy might be, you always make her smile and even though she might not comment on every blog she reads, she does read them and smiles & giggles a lot. You also make the Mommy cry sometime but that's OK too because that what a family does.

The Mommy got an e-mail from the Humane Society of American a few days ago about a huge PUPPY MILL that was shut down in Virginia--the Mommy had already heard about it from HAPPY--where over 1000 dogs, some only days old, we kept. Many were dachshunds like me and it made the Mommy cry to think that these puppy mills are everywhere. Remember JODY came from a puppy mill. She wishes all those doggies could and will find the kind of loving homes we all have. There was a video showing the rescue---here is the link---hope it works.

Love, Kisses & (((Huggies))) to all.....Mona & the Mommy too!!


happy said...

Oh poor Roxie, going over to visit her.

That's a sweet award! Looking at it make us smile too!

Another puppy mill! All the poor doggies...hope they'll go to good homes soon.

Dana & Elmo said...

Your news about the huge puppy mill being shut down made me very happy. I live in Virginia, and I thank you very much for sharing the wonderful news! I hope the poor dogs and pups that have suffered so much get happier and happier as time passes.


Simba said...

Poor Roxie, I hope she is ok. I love the smiling sun, its so happy.

Simba x

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

We'll have to get Turbo to ban these khopperhead things when he's president -

One of these days somepuppy won't be soooo furry lukhky -


Lady Kaos said...

Oh no, not again!! You be careful while you're out there visiting!!
I'm off to visit Roxy's blog and send her some good vibes.
Oh and I'm happy the puppymill got closed. Puppy mills make me angry.

Joe Stains said...

Poor Roxie! You better be careful we don't want anything to happen to you! I don't care how brave you are, we'd be sad!

Huskee Boy said...

Oh no.. being bitten by a snake is bad!! I think I have been watching too much Venom ER on cable..
Great news abt the puppy mill being shut down.. Yippeeee...

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Mona,
Thanks for sharing the funny pictures, my mom needs that too.
I'm so sorry to hear about Roxie got bitten (again?). Oh that was too much for a doggie to bear.
My mom said when she was at a pet store the other day she saw a cute dachshund that made she thought of you.
Enjoy a nice long holiday weekend, Mona.

Deefor said...

I hope Roxie is all better. Meeting a snake when you want to go potty sounds very scary. Take care. Good thing they close places that are mean to doggies.