August 15, 2010



"Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart."
                                                                 -- Source Unknown
Hi dearest friends,

Mommy is gonna give all of you the latest up dates on MY Tiger & Shelby, then I get to take over.

Mommy here....

This morning I went over to see Shelby and Tiger. Mona was not happy because she wanted to see Tiger but we didn't think it would be a good idea. I don't know what to say about Shelby. It is unbelievable how FANTASTIC she looks. I wish you all could see her in person. The sweetness, trust, love and heart she has shines like a brilliant star. She knows her name now and came right up to me and gave me a big kiss.

Look at that face and body now. She is gaining weight and is starting to look the way a healthy pettie should look. Her hair is almost grown back now. I don't even notice her eye anymore, I'm so busy looking here over.
Remember the raw spots on her butt? You can't hardly even see them anymore.
She hasn't met the other dogs yet. Sandra doesn't want to rush it since she still seems to get scared when she hears them bark. She has her own room, where she has a big crate on one side to come in and out of, a big area with nice comfy blankets with lots of toys around and this rocker. She sleeps wherever she wants, mostly in the rocker at night.
Here Shelby is with Sandra or Mommish as the petties and wee ones call her. She is exhausted, now with 2 sick pups, I am really worried for her heath.
Tiger is so much better. The first 24 hours are long over and Sandra was finally able to get some rest yesterday. Shelby is sleeping on her own now so, Sandra was able to sleep in her own bed, Friday night & last night. She is keeping Tiger in a cage next to her bed and he is staying in the bedroom during the day. Poor little Lucky misses her brother so much and he gets so excited when he sees her, that she has to keep them out of sight of each other.
Mona sent a present for her love and I held him while Sandra put it in his cage. He was giving me kisses and licking my face but is such a wiggle worm that he had to go back into his cage right away.
Mona's gift was made by Diana with some fleece material and a thick foam padding. It even has a slit in the middle that is like a attached blanket he can slip under. Diana & Judy are going to make them for ATDR.
Here he is settling down and trying out his gift. "I laid on it before I sent it over, so my Tiger wouldn't forget me".....Mona
Tomorrow, we are taking him to Mona & Shelby's vet, to have his bandages changed and see how he is healing. The Emergency Room doctor said it would take 4 to six weeks for the hole in his lung to close, if it closes on it's own.  I will be reporting tomorrow after his appointment.
Mona here.........

I don't know why I can't go see my Tiger. I love him and would never do anything to hurt him.Well anyway I sent my perfume, "Ode De Mona" on his pressie.

When Mommy got home yesterday afternoon she brought me a pressie that Susan bought for me and all the other doggies.

It's a Snausage cowpoke and says "SNAUSAGES" real loud when you press his belly.

I, of course, added him to my stuffy collection.
As you can still see, Big Pinkie Boo, is my #1 stuffy and always will be. Yes, Mommy restuffed him for me again.
When Mommy came back from her sick visit today, she let me play outside because if was kinda overcast but it never did rain. It was 99 here yesterday...not good for man or beast, so Mommy wouldn't let  me stay out long. "Hey, Mom, isn't it about time to cut the grass again?"
"Mommy!!  what's this?
Mommy loves my tail! She says when it's flying in the wind she doesn't worry about my arthritis.
"Hey, who are you? Find your own yard to play in!!"
Mommy her again.....

I will be taking Mona for her 3 month cancer followup tomorrow morning. She's fine, I just know it but I'm still worried but that's just what I do. Be back tomorrow with reports on both Tiger and my girl.

Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}} to all.....Mona & the Mommy


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

It's wonderful to see all of you again.
Shelby's skin sores are healing well.
Tiger is a tough fighter, keep it up Tiger, we love you.
And Mona as lovely as ever, we keep our paws crossed for your Tiger, sweety.

sprinkles said...

Shelby is looking amazing! She looks like a whole new dog.

Poor Tiger! Being wrapped up like that in the middle of summer must be awful.

You're looking pretty yourself there, Miss Mona!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

My gosh, that poor little pup! My heart is breaking just imagining what took place!

Shelby looks wonderful! My goodness, she's quite the lovely lady!

Haven't been around much these past few days. Will check with both/all of you to see what you need☺

The Airechicks said...

Shelby is looking like she feels much better - her coat is filling back in...

Glad to hear Tiger rested and it taking it easy - he looks alert in the pictures -

Mona you're looking impish...

We've got all in our prayers and thoughts - everything is going to be good don't fret....


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Mona I know your check up will be fine. So will Tiger's and Shelby's.
I just KNOW IT!!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Moma and Mom,
Shelby is looking so good!!!!! It is so wonderful how the dogs will come back from almost died to wonderful dogs!!
Good to see you Moma!!
XO, Bambi & Fern

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona and Mommy!
I am so happy to see Shelby doing so well! Yes... love works wonders!
I hope Tiger will recover soon too!
Mommish is the best!
They are in our thougths and prayers.
Sending good vibes to all of you for your Vet's apointments!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Zona said...

Shelby looks pawsome!! My paws are crossed for your update and for Tiger's. I am SURE news will be great. :)


The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Shelby is looking awesome! Poor Sandra...maybe we should send the "power of the paw" to her so that she stays healthy for her babies...because when a mamas out of the game, the babies are out, too. Tiger is being taken well care of and I'm so glad he's so well loved and Shelby, too. You and Mona and Ms. Sandra are such great friends for any pawrent and child to have.
Much luvs,

The Slimmer Pugs & Their Mamas
George, Gracie, Lily, Toby, Mimi,
Cheryl (Mama #1), and Mindy (Mama #2, daughter of Mama #1 and the blogs typist).

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Thanks fur the pupdate! Shelby wow she looks like a real fine pitty girlie! Poor Tiger we hope he heals soon!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Raising Addie said...

OMD Shelby looks soooooo good! We are so very happy to see that!

We are very sorry about Tiger, but are very happy that he is getting better!

We will have all our paws crossed that your appointment goes well tomorrow. We just know you are ok too :)

Our parents have been remodeling the dinning room and have been working 12 hour days to get it done. Mom promises that she will call your mom soon.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Unknown said...

Your post made me smile, cuz Miss Shelby looks soooooooo wonderful and happy and well cared for!

Tiger looks like he is feeling better.....I will keep my paws crossed that the wound to his lung will heal on its own!

What a wonderful pressie you sent to him....a blankie touched by your love.

Love and Hugs,

Asta said...

it was wondewful to see the pwogwess that shelby has made and how well she's looking in hew luxoowy sweet.. and youw little sweetheawt Tigew looks like he is doing weally well too..i will keep cwossing my paws and pwaying fow them bof.
I just hope mommish doesn't ovewdoo it and get sick too
smoochie kisses

Jans Funny Farm said...

Really nice to see some good news. Purrs and tail wags for Mona's and Tiger's vet visits.

Sagira said...

Wow, Shelby looks like a brand new dog. So happy she is doing so much better.

Very happy to hear that Tiger is doing better as well.

Good luck at the 3 month appointment. It has to be good news, you have had enough bad in your life lately. Time to turn things around, right?

Amy & the house of cats said...

Oh Mona, we had no idea about Tiger - mom hasn't been on the computer since Friday afternoon! We all cried when we read what happened but are so glad he is doing better - please let his mom know we are sending her hugs and Tiger lots of purrs and prayers!

And Shelby is looking so good - we are glad that she is doing so much better!

And Mona you are adorable in your pictures - and your new stuffie looks so fun! We are sure your check up will go great, but we are crossing our fingers and paws to be sure!!

Joe Stains said...

Thank you so much for the update, we are sending tons and tons of vibes.

mayziegal said...

Ohmidogness! Shelby just never ever ceases to gives me the amazement! She looks better and happier all the time. I just don't understand how somebuddy could treat a sweet soul so harshly. You're an awfully lucky girl, Shelby!

Wiggles & Wags,