December 31, 2010


Yesterday Mommy got some horrible news to end 2010. Her best friend and former boss of 43 years died yesterday. So many family members and so many furry friends left us this year, that sometimes Mommy wishes she could just go too but then she'd have to leave me and she doesn't want to do that. Mommy will glad to say goodbye to 2010. BUT among all the pain and disappointment, there have been blessings. First and foremost, I am a cancer survivor! The support from all of my friends in Blogville meant the world to Mommy and we know that the POWER OF THE PAW works so when an abused dog, our Shelby, came into our lives Mommy's knew she had to get involved and her life has changed forever. In the 6 months Shelby has been in our lives, she has shown so much bravery and the will to live. The love and trust she has in Mommy and Sandra, after all she has been through is amazing. She is an inspiration. With the love and outpouring of support all of you have given her, Shelby is alive today and heading for a wonderful future.

SHELBY UPDATE:  Mommy went over to Dr Briles today to pay for her 2nd round of heartworm shots and medication. In two weeks, she goes back for blood work to see how she is doing. It will take 4 to 5 months to make sure the worms have all be destroyed, and then he will feel safe going ahead with her spay. He doesn't want to rush anything with her. The decision to remove her eye or not hasn't been made yet. Dr Briles said he doesn't want to cause Shelby any more stress than she is under already, so while she is under being spayed, he will decide to remove the eye or not. Shelby was supposed to stay 2 days during her heartworm treatment but became so agitated being left at the Vet, that after the first day, Dr Briles decided to send her home. She has Separation Anxiety. Mommy is so glad to say goodbye to 2010 but has one more disappointment, we hope that's all, to get by. She won't be able to see Shelby today. Sweet Shelby gets so excited to see Mommy that it's best Mommy stays away for awhile. Shelby is always so excited to see Mommy and follows her around like a puppy, cause she knows she'll get lots of petting and loved on by Mommy  who is so good at that. When Mommy leaves Shelby's sight she goes crazy and whines if she hears Mommy's voice. If that isn't true love what is? I'm not jealous cause Mommy gots lots of love spare.

Another blessing is that ATDR has adopted out more than 250 dachshunds during 2010. If we ever get back where we can add pictures, there is special little dog called Nikolaus, named after Saint Nick because he was rescued during Christmas, that you will fall in love with. Please go over to the ATDR website to see this wonderful boy who has a long road in front of him...........HELLO 2011!! Please be a better year for us and all our dear DWB friends..........{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Mommy too!~!


Frankie Furter said...

Mona I am so sorry to hear that your mom's furend passed. Sad.
There were not very many helpful comments left yesterday. No one seems to know what has gone wrong with your blog.. The two best ones were.... to just wait to see if it clears on its own and.. start up a whole new blog and see if you can... transfer all of your old posts over to the new one. Sorry we couldn't be more help.
I just know that 2011 will be a wonderful year fur YOU and Your MOM. May it be filled with JOY LOVE Peace and wonderful Surprises.

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hi Mona! I am so sorry about your mommy's furend. She is in a better place now. I am so proud of you! You have survived cancer! I am sure that it was the thought of your mommy that kept you fighting! What a sweet furend you are!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so very sorry about your Mom's friend. That is so very sad.

Yes, 2010 was a good year most of the time, we have all had our good and bad moments. Here's to a wonderful 2011 for all.

Happy New Year!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and the Momster

Benny and Lily said...

So sorry to hear about momma's friend
Happee New Year
Benny & Lily

Cupcake said...

Mona, I hope 2011 will be a fantastic year for you and your Mommy. You both deserve it. I just know that Shelby will have a great year too.

Love, Cupcake

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mommy's friend, Mona.
You sure are a cancer survivor and we're happy for you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...


{{{{HUGGIES}}}}....Mona & Mommy too!! least we can leave comments right nor at least.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so very sorry to hear abouts your mom's friend. I know that must make her so sad. Please give her extra smoochies from me, okay?

But you know what I luv abouts your mommy, Mona? That even in her sadness she can also remember all the good that has happened in the last year. It takes a Most Special pawson to do that.

My paws are crossed that the New Year holds nothing but blessings and joy for you both.

Wiggles & Wags,

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I will do all I can to find out why you can't leave comments. That is the craziest thing I've ever heard of. I'll be home all weekend if you want to give me a call.

Looks like your background is gone, too. Would you like a new one? I'm here...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That was one long title. We hope 2011 is a much better year for you. But we're glad you've had blessings among the thorns.

Toby said...

Amen to saying goodbye to 2010!!! Iam too sorry about you losing your friend, that is not an easy thing to deal with!
On a lighter note: WOW 250 dachsunds rescued in 2010 that is unbelievable and so awesome!!!
Although Ive never met Shelby, I so love her and wish her, mona, mommy and everyone else a great 2011!!!

sprinkles said...

Happy New Year! 2010 wasn't my best year either. It was full of disappointments. It wasn't all bad though, there were lots of highs too but sometimes the lows seem to outweigh the highs.

I'm so sorry about your mom's friend and former boss. Very sad way to end the year.

I hope all goes well with Shelby. Continuing to keep her in my prayers.

Your background is so pretty! Mine is supposed to be changing today. I just have to wait for the girl to install it for me.