January 1, 2009



"May each day be a window through which you see what is possible." ----
Inspired by Japanese poetry

Hi dear friends,

After the scary start we had to 2009, the Mommy was so excited when we got up for the last time this morning and saw the above picture my Uncle Ron sent of him and my brother Pea Daddy, formally Peanut. Now that is a picture of a contented and well loved dog. It brought home what rescue is all about, because if Uncle Ron & Aunt Deb hadn't taken him he would be dead now. Isn't he one of the most handsome black dogs you have every seen?

Before we go on to the animal pictures from my visit to the country, I'll let the Mommy tell you what happened this morning.

The Mommy.....

We went to bed around 10 pm last night because I knew the fireworks would go off at midnight & that would be the end of sleeping for a couple of hours. Well they started long before midnight and went on until around 12:45 am, when we finally went to bed. At 4am both me and Mona were snoring away, when I heard pounding on the front door (our door bell is broken. Mona started barking and I jumped out of bed and ran to the front door. The pounding kept on and I looked through the peephole and saw a man holding a bottle on the porch step and and a car with it's lights on and a door open in front of our house. I didn't open the door but I did call my neighbor, Roland, who is a police officer and he said he'd be right over. When Roland got here, with his gun in his hand & police jacket on, the jerk stopped pounding on the door and dropped his bottle. He was drunk and he said that his girlfriend said she was coming to our house when she ditched him at the party where he had been drinking. What a jerk and what a jerk she was giving him our address!! Roland told him to find another girl friend and get out of the neighborhood. Roland told him unless he wanted to be arrested he better go sleep it off somewhere and suggested he go to the Walgreen's parking lot around the corner. He was weaving around so much and couldn't drive so Roland drove the drunk to the parking lot and then had his wife bring him back home. Roland and Norma are such good people and such good friends, that I knew he would take care of things. I don't think the jerk will ever forget this New Years day and for sure won't be back.


Me and the Mommy were both scared and all the barking I didn't scare the man away, so GOD BLESS Roland!!!

The Mommy.......

Before I turn this post back to Mona, I want to share a couple of pictures and talk about the subject near & dear to my heart....Rescue.

This is what we see in the country, that's why we stay outside so much when we are there. There is nothing like this in the city.

At lunch one day, while Mary was making our lunch I started reading an article about that nasty man, Michael Vick. These are a lot of HBO words, I could use for this man but I don't like to talk or think in four letter words. The story was about what has become of the bit bull dogs that were but through so much torture. Remarkably quite a few have been rehabilitated and one has even become a therapy dog. If you'd like to read the article and see some of the dogs and the good families that have adopted them or see where the rest are, it was in Sports Illustrated.

We had pimento cheese sandwiches, Fritos and homemade crab dip, to die far.
Mona...of course none of us doggies got any except Roxie, cause she jumped in the Mommy's lap & stole a couple of Fritos off her lap...it's not fair...Roxie is the only one of us that can jump really high!!

Now one last rescue story for 2008. Jersey Village Vet Clinic called DROH Tuesday to ask if we could take in a 4 week old unweened girl puppy. Of course we said yes. They had been feeding her formula in a bowl. The puppy's Mama, apparently wasn't taking care of her and might have killed one of the her other puppies. It is very difficult to raise a unweened puppy but we found a foster who was willing to foster her. He works from home, has adopted from us before and said he can care for her without a problem. He picked her up yesterday at noon and hopefully we will have a picture of her soon. I'm not sure what she will be named yet.....the foster always get to pick the names of the new dogs brought into there homes. AGAIN!!! from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everybody involved in rescue....God has a special place in heaven or at the bridge for you.

Now back to my Christmas visit. Us dachsies took a lot of time barking at them cow dogs and there were even a few calves this time.

This is where and what the cows was doing across the road from where I was roaching in the cow poop. Them black piles laying around are cow patties...very stinky and exciting to roach in. The Mommy said she can't imagine that pioneers burned poop for fuel.

This little calf &

this one was watching me

and Big Daddy Bull didn't like it when they started walking toward me. That's why the Mommy got so scared. I promised I'd never run into the pasture again. Really!!

There were lots & lots of birdies like these all over the power lines in Bryan when the Mommies went to buy a new mailbox but none of them ever flew anywhere. Maybe they was all frozen. Why don't them birdies get electrocuted when they sit on those electric lines....does anybody know? Us doggies only saw a few birds pecking around the leaves where we where.

While we was in the country we saw lots of horses and even a donkey.
The Mommy loves horses just as much as she does dachsies but there is no place to keep one at our house in Houston. Someday ya gotta get the Mommy to tell you about when she got kicked in the head by a mule and what she was doing at the time......he he he.....it is quite a story!!

Now for the best pictures of all, me and Dachsies Rule.





Here are some more pictures. See if you can quess who is who. The black doggie is easy but the red ones all look alike except Sammy is a darker red.

That's all for tonight. The Mommy says we have ratttled on way to much already. So everybody enjoy the rest of your New Years Day

God Bless....love, kisses and huggies to all.....Mona & the Mommy too!!

PS...here's a few videos of us playing.


K27Blogs said...

Hi Mona!
I'm glad you and your mommy are ok after your scary night! I can't wait to see the picture of the little puppy! Isn't rescue such a wonderful thing. It's so sad that not every dog is saved but we hope that someday that won't be the case and that all dogs will have loving homes! I wanted to send you my snow pictures but I can't seem to find your email address! Happy New Year!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


That would have been khwite the frightful night!

We are glad woo are safe and dakhhserrifikh!

Paws khrossed fur the little pup to have a good life too!

Happy New Year!


The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Wow, that was a scary thing to have happen with the guy at the door. I don't what I would have done. I'm glad it turned out okay except for losing a lot of sleep. You've had an eventful holiday. Can't wait to see the photos of the 4 week old.

Levi's mom

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona and Mommy!
Happy New Year!
What a scary way to start the year! Glad everything is ok!
I am sure the little puppy is going to have a happy life from now on!
You had a good roaching in the first video!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs

Snowball said...

Happy New Year, Mona and the Mommy!


Asta said...

What a vewy scawy stowy..thank dog fow youw nice fwiend-neighbow..I think this is why Mommi likes ouw doowman building, she's a scaiwdy-cat, and would die in the countwy
(she won't go out when we'we not in a city at night)
but youw sky suwe is gowgeous!I'm so glad it all ended well..
I hope the little pup makes it and gets a faboolous fuwwevew home!
I love seeing all of you wunning awound having fun
Have a vewy Healthy, happy 2009
smoochie kisses

Amber-Mae said...

Gee! That was really scawie! I am GLAD you guys were not harmed coz anything could happen if he got in. Good thing you guys have friends like Roland. Thank god he managed to get rid of the man.

Anyway, Happy New Year & stay safe okay?

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy New Year, Mona and the Mommy!
Whoa! What a new year night to remember! You took good care of your mommy, Mona, you barked at him!
Thanks Rolan the police office, we appreciate you!

Snowy and Crystal said...

what a scary start of new year...we are glad that all are safe

oh Mona, you and your mommy do a wonderful job with rescuing..this sure melts my heart



Mack said...

Happy New Years Mona and her Mommy!

That was a very scary time you had! I'm glad the police officer straightened things out!

Mom can't wait till we can all meet up at the Pearland dog park! Maybe the weather will start behaving one day soon!

Joe Stains said...

We would have been SO scared if there was some loony drunk pounding on our door. You are very lucky to have a nice neighbor to come take care of him. THanks for sharing the country photos and videos, Mom just loves them!! Happy New Year!!

LuLu and LoLLy! said...

We are 2 Maltese dogs. LoLLy is a rescue. We love love love this blog! It is so happy ... and thank Dog that you have such good human. Two Paws way UP!!! for all you do!! Love, your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy! http://www.luluandlolly.com

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Mona...Mommy let me visit your blog to make sure you and your mommy were ok!!! What a scary New years Day! We are so glad Roland was there and that you both are ok!!!