April 25, 2010



(Cactus Cupcakes "Bet you can't eat just one.")

"Kindness is difficult to give away, because it keeps coming back."

Hi dearest DWB family and friends,

Mommy is feeling much better, in her mind anyway. We was looking at some of the Spring Fling pictures and Mommy thought "Where would me and all those doggies be without being rescued?" I would probably be dead on the road in front of Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, where Shelley found me dodging traffic. It is too horrible to think of, and Mommy cries every time she thinks about what could have happened so less just think about today how happy I am.

Mommy wants to share 3 success stories of 3 little girls, all dachies but all so very different but truly loved by both the fosters that cared for them and their adoptive forever parents.

She also wants to share a love story about a dog named Lucky but first, we would like to give an update on Lovey and Daisy taken from the Facebook page of their foster Daddy and an e-mail received from Suzanne, (you've seen Mike and Suzanne, his wife on my blog before).

Mike...Vitamin C injections. Who would have thought. Crazy Daisy: Swelling gone, back to her bossy self. Lovey: Swelling almost gone, appetite is back times triplicate.

Suzanne....Lovey and Daisy are doing great. They are home now. They are still on medication and most of the swelling is gone. Please thank everyone for their concern and prayers....sent today at 1:01 pm.


Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, Lucky. Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn them to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably someone would forget and something would come up missing. Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this disease...she was just sure it was fatal.She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night she before she to go in the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her...what would happen to Lucky? Although the 3 year old dog liked Jim her was Mary's dog through and through. If I die Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.

The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully but the dog just drooped, whining and miserable. But finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the stairs to her bedroom. Jim made is wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.

Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed. When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. Panic soon gave way to laughter though when Mary realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, in every treasure Lucky owned!

While she had slept the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement and back bringing his beloved mistress his favorite things in life. He had covered her with his love, Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucy began living again, walking further and further together every night.

It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes them in is toy box but Mary remains his greatest.

Live everyday to the fullest...because every day is a blessing from GOD!!

Of course you all know that Mommy is boo hooing even as she types this but crying is good for you cause it cleanses the soul. The love we share with people and they share with us can't be measured only lived.

Three little girls success stories.


This is Tammy with Brinda. You might remember both of them from the Spring Fling pictures we posted last weekend. She was available for adoption. Well she's not available any longer. Her adoption was finalized TODAY!!!

This is Tammy with her new Mom. She saw her new Mom for the first time that day. She was adopted because the family had just lost one of our dachshunds and had to fill the void in their lives.


At the Spring Fling, Mommy took a picture of this little girl and said she could sit on her butt forever without falling over. Mommy is so ashamed that she doesn't know her name but today she went to Mike's Facebook page and and next to the DROH intake coordinator's name, saw this picture. So now you can see her gorgeous little long haired self. Her Mom is also a failed foster like my Mommy is and we are both so glad they were failures.


The most touching story of them all. You might remember this precious little one from the Spring Fling pictures as well. She had cancer. She still has cancer. She was given 15 months to live. That was almost 4 years ago. Her adoptive parents have given her love and the highest quality of life.

And these little ones are the reason we do what we do and will always do no matter the heart break of losing one. Rescue and adopting a homeless dog is the only real the way to go and GOD is keeping track of his creatures and the folks that care for us.

Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}} to all.......Mona


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Every bit of that post was wonderful and happy, so why am I getting a little leaky. Thank you for sharing all of it.

wags, Lola

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great news on the poor little snake bitten pups. We hope they continue to do well. And we loved reading all those stories - it must really make you feel good about what you do.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

A MilShelb Mom said...

What great stories! Thanks so much for sharing.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Thanks fur the pawesome updates!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a wonderful HAPPY post. SIGH
I will go to sleep feeling sooooo good. Thank you for sharing all this wonderful news and pleasant stories.

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

We love hearing updates on the doxies! Thank you fur sharing.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Uncle Puppy by Proxy

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mona,
Your story about Lucky made our mom boohoo big time too!! Thanks for sharing it with us...

We hope the pups continue to do well after the snake bites..

3 doxies said...

I don't even know where to begin or even how to say thank you for doing what you do...but, thank you! I can't even begin to imagine the emotional toll this brings on you, you are one heck of a strong woman and you should be praised for that. You have given these doxies a second chance.
Thank you also for the updates on Lovey and Daisy. Oh and I am also glad you are a faiiled foster or we wod have never met Mona(this is the reason my husband won't "allow" us to foster).
Allison- Puddles mum

kissa-bull said...

oh mona dearest pleast to not think about what coulda been had your wonderful mommish not taken you as her baby. we woulda never met and that is too frightening to tink about. the story of lucky made our mommish eyes leak the salty stuff of coise she ish a big boo hooer as well.
we luved hearing all the nice stories in the end though and made our mommish day that much brighter

love snuggles to you and the mommy too

tiger and the pittie pack

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

what a great great stories!!!
Thanks a lot for sharing them with us!!!!

Ehy Mona & mommy.....thank a lot for your sweet comment about poor Paco!!!!You're such a special fiends for us!!!
Pleaseeeeeee......forgive us for our absence on your blog....but our secretary read us your posts everyday!!!
Don't forget us ok???
We have you in our hearts always!!!!

Take care of you and have a wonderful week!!!!
WE LOVE YOU A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tons of love and kisses!!!!

Molly the Airedale said...

What an awesome post this is, Mona! Those cactus really do look like cupcakes!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sagira said...
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Sagira said...

I love hearing about all the success stories. Keep up the great work that you do!

Mack said...

Awwww. So sweet!

Mona, you are so lucky to have the love of your life live close to you!


Chris&Gunner said...

Good morning!! This here is Gunner and my Momma,Chris and I say Thanks for visiting our blog. YOu must be a very nice fur-person to help so many others and your person must be very nice also. I hope everyone is better every day.

Gunner and his Momma, Chris

Kari in Alaska said...

rescue has so many ups and downs, just keep focusing on the ups!

Life With Dogs said...

I love good news stories, thanks for adding some positive vibe to my day! :)

little princess Luna~ said...


thank you for visitng my blog~! :)

ah some long dongs?? oh my--how interesting~! :)

love the stories--thanks for sharing them~!!!!



Hi Mona,

Grrrreat message as usual! We luuuved the pictures of the cactus cupcakes and the beautiful Bluebonnets shots. Excellent!

Mommy took us out on Sunday for pictures with the Bluebonnets. They were at their peak. Best we've seen in years! Don't you agree?

Come over and see the pictures if you have time.

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.