October 14, 2009


QUOTE OF THE DAY: (Hershey courtesy of Shane @ http://huskeeboy.blogspot.com/)

"DOG...We have not to gain his confidence or his friendship: he is born our friend, while his eyes are still closed, already he believes in us: even before his birth, he has given himself to man."
--- Maurice Maeterlinck

Hi dearest friends,

Mommy is so excited. Travis had his surgery and he is doing wonderful. We got this e-mail Monday evening from Meredith.

Ho-ray Ho-ray Travis is out of surgery. His injury was ten to fourteen days ago so he has been in pain for a long time. His injury looked more like a he had been kicked or stomped on than hit by a car. He had a choke chain on him that was way too small that had to be cut off during surgery.(not sure why Westside did not take care of that??) I will get a phone call in the morning to let me know how he does over night and then I will pick him up. He will be on crate rest for eight weeks with some trips back to the clinic for check ups. Ill keep you posted on how the baby is doing. M

Then we got this last night.

I now have Travis home and as long as he sees me he is OK with being in the crate. Our ol surgery vet (Brad) keeps walking over checking on him, super cute!! For the record he snapped at me when I reached out to touch him. I think it's fear/comfort with whoever he is with at the time. Good news: they told me I could take off the bandages myself and stitches so maybe some sweet vet tech might help us??? His next follow up is in 14 days for x-rays to make sure he is healing correctly. He already made friends with a staff person at the hospital so he may pass and be able to foster to adoptTravis after his leg is healed. He has one more surgery to go. The big snip which will cost less at Westside. I'll take pictures and keep everyone up to date.

Thanks to everyone for praying for Travis and making donations. God Bless you all!!!

Leave it to Bradley to help Travis get better. Who could resist a smile like this. He has been through a lot in his short life and always has a smile on his silly little face. Mommy has shed many tears over him but then she is just a cryer.

Since Meredith and Becky will be fostering Travis for now, that means we can meet him soon and he is going to go to the Halloweiner on Oct 25th too. Even if Travis can't run and play yet, Mommy is looking forward to just holding him and loving on him. Can't wait for the next dachsie play date.


I love going to the Halloweiner because I get to see some of my brothers and some of the many fosters Mommy has brought to stay with us. Every year we have lots of costume contests and this year me and my friends are gonna try to win the theme one. It don't matter what the prize is, we just gotta win. We are going as two rival teams and the referees to keep the peace. Me and George are representing the University of Texas Longhorns, Brooklyn and Bandit are representing the Louisiana State University Tigers, Harley is gonna be the LSU mascot and the Mommies are gonna be the referees. We don't got nobody to dress as a longhorn, maybe we can borrow a cow dog from the country but he might poop everywhere and that would be gross. Why these two teams? Well, Texas, is a no brainer and Aunt Judy went to LSU.

This picture was one of the decorations where we had the Halloweiner last year. Lots of scary eyes!

The hospital where Mommy works is having a contest too for the best decorated office. Mommy is on the committee that is doing the decorations. Mommy brought some stuff we had but it still needs a lot of work. Here's a peek at what they've done so far around the reception desk and consultation area in the Business Office.

(this plant was given to Mommy while she was in the hospital in 2007 & she gave it to the office)

(these pumpkins light up and blink and has a pumpkin spice in it that makes the office smell nice)

This is Mommy's desk. Notice two things. #1 She gets to look at me, Jacks and Samantha all day, when she needs a dachsie fix. #2 Why is her hand brace, she gots tendentious, on her desk and not her hand?

Now a few pictures of me and my friends having a fitting for our costumes last week


BROOKLYN--her costume isn't here yet but she's our LSU cheerleader.



No pictures of the Mommies yet.
What do you think? Can we maybe win?
Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}} to all.....Mona


Mango said...

Oh great news about Travis. He will be much happier when he doesn't have pain. It must all be a bit scary for him.

You all have some amazing Halloween outfits.


Frankie Furter said...

Super news about Travis. Poor guy. He has been through a lot. Hope he gets a terrrrific home.
The costumes are grrreat. Love the tiger. Cheerleaders??? hummm I am already slobbering over those.

Fred said...

So glad Travis is on the mend! Hooray!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khwite the happy post here today!

WOO HOO fur all!


The OP Pack said...

Great news about Travis. And the decorations are lovely.

Those costumes look GREAT!!!

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

WOOWOWOWOOOOOOO Sweet friends!!!!
We're soooooooo happy for Travis...power of paws is working well for him!!!!
We love love love ALL your decorations..the one at home and the others at the hospital.....
Your mommy is a very very very great Halloween decorator!!!!!!
Could you ask her if she's free for helping us with our decorations!!!???
We bet you'll be the winner!!!!!
HAve a terrific day!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and special licks to your mommy!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so happy to hear great news about Travis!
We love all of the Halloween decorations and costumes!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are so furry happy 'bout the good news for the little dude.

Oh, YESH, we fink dat you's guys are gonna win. You is SO cute☺

Raising Addie said...

Wonderful news!!

LOVE your outfits!!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Anonymous said...

Yay on the good news about Travis!!

I bet you will do great in the halloween contest. Too cute.

Your mama does a great job decorating for halloween :)