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Friday, May 25, 2007

Welcome New Pet People, New Pets!

Yesterday I told you all about Brett, who sent me a nice e-mail about the Pet People blog. I told him he HAD to sign up and join in, which he did yesterday. I guess we birds of a pet feather fly together and find each other.

Here are pictures of his babies. Brett told us the story of how they got their cat, Pearl, which is a tear-jerker. Read yesterday's blog for that story if you missed it! Brett said in his e-mail: My name is Brett, and I recently discovered your pet people page. I think it's wonderful. It is so great to read about other people who live their daily existence in a haze of fur and kibble. My partner and I have three
beautiful babies, 2 dogs and one cat. Lucy is a lab "mutt" who turned 3 in
December, Charlie is my lab/German shepherd who is 2, and Pearl is my
wonderful little white puffy cat who will be one on Friday. I just wanted to
drop a line and tell you a big THANKS. I keep reading about the other
readers who send pics, so I'll send you some of my babies. The one labeled "buddies" is my favorite. Again, thank you so much for your wonderful column."

When I asked him to sign up and join us, he responded with the comments below. I could tell right off he had a great sense of humor and would fit right it! I believe it was Skeeter who said yesterday (or maybe it was Shannon) that they were afraid maybe we scared newbies off with our bawdy talk! Glad we didn't scare Brett off, or maybe he just hasn't been reading long enough!

"Thank you for your kind invite and for your compliments on the babies. I'll
have to tell them tonight that they are going to be internet movie stars.
Well,... no, better not do that. Pearl will demand top billing, and Lucy
will want more treats. Two divas in one house hold can be challenging. Poor

So, we have two Lucy dogs now--Brett's and Stacey's! And I'm sure many of you can identify with having diva pets in the household!

Again, give Brett a warm welcome and don't go scaring him off!

Everybody, don't forget to e-mail Stacy if you want to go to the Roxy portion of our June 2 get-together. Humane Society fundraiser at Ice House any time after 12:30, dinner at the Blackhorse at 6, then on to "The Full Monty" at 8! And for those of you who can't make it, we hope to have a party here at my house sometime around July 4!

posted by Sandy at 5/25/2007 09:12:00 AM


Blogger Sandy said...

OOOPS! I forgot to wish Pearl a happy birthday! It's today! What kind of presents will she get?

Friday, May 25, 2007 9:39:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Hi everybody!!!! Sorry I am so late!! I have been running around all morning. Sandy-thank you for your kind intro--I have to advise you--I don't scare easy.
Anyway! Today is the Pearl girls birthday! She is getting her can of Fancy feast (with the little candle )and she will be getting a new water bowl and other assorted treats.Of course I I have to tell you that even though she got all this new cool stuff, she is enchanted... with THE PETSMART PLASTIC BAG!
I went to the yard sale for Cats R Us--what a spread!!! I really had to control the packrat urge in me. I bought a really cool comforter with all the Simpsons characters on it which Jeremy will love. I also bought a couple of little cat figurines for the household collection. pearl says shes tired of tripping over all the dogs covering every surface and would like to see some feline pride in her house--Ah, my sweet little diva.
So everyone must be busy today--haven't really saw any blogging that was done today--hope you all hit the yard sale. And if the little trampaline is still there tommorrow--I have dibs-lol.

Friday, May 25, 2007 1:41:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Brett, Remember that we will still post on past topics until they drop off, So you have to go back and check the other topics from time to time. I swear that your blonde dog looks just like my Copper. I'll have to send Sandy a picture and she can post them side by side. They could be twins!

Friday, May 25, 2007 2:23:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

OHHHHH!!! Thank you for the clue Adrienne. I will make note of that. Does your Copper have the little eyebrows too? Charlie cocks his head to one side and slightly raises one of his. It's that whole "Are you nuts?" look that I get from him often. I've already wrote one sob story about the cat--Charlie has his own, but I'll tell it to you another time. Today is Pearl's day, and we are overjoyed to have her with us healthy, happy...and just a tad spoiled. I can't wait to see your Copper. I will go check yesterday 's blog and see if that's where everybody has been . Thanks again for the tip!

Friday, May 25, 2007 2:52:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

OK, I admit I was immediately drawn to Charlie.....reminded me of Sandy's Peanut, the woosie-boy big baby cuddle monster spoiled boy. But then I realized that we are almost trained to overlook big black dogs. Didn't I read somewhere a statistic that was staggering showing the number of big black dogs in shelters is overwhelming not to mention they are the "least" likely to get adopted?? Lucy looks spectacular in leopard print! Such a sweet doggie. And Pearl? She will rule the roost.

Friday, May 25, 2007 4:13:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hi Everyone,I'm back! It's hard to believe that you can have brain surgery, be in ICU for 24 hours then get to come home but that is just what happened! Fly Boy is doing fine. He is having quite a bit of pain but he does have some good drugs to help. And I mean after all he did have brain surgery. Thank God for modern medical technology. He is hoping to be able to go back to work in July so keep it in your prayer.

Brett,welcome to our group! You have a wonderful heart. Your babies are all beautiful but I am a bit partial to your sweet little Pearl. Your sad story of finding her out in the rain then to be diagnosed with Feline leukemia touched my heart especially since I share a similar experience. To make a long story short we found our precious baby Cosette in a big bird's nest inside a huge shrub. She was just 6 weeks old and had a chuck pecked out of her face fom a bird. She couldn't get out of the nest she had crawled into. After adopting her, a week later we took her to the vet only to find out she tested positive for the leukemia. My husband and I both cried and cried when the vet said she should be put down right away. She was so happy and playful so we said we'd go home and build our nerve up to bring her back. Of course on the way home we decided we would just keep her untill she became too sick and suffering to do anything else but put her to sleep. We had more tests from another vet who said she was negative ( we think he was lying to save us grief ) and we put her on interferon. She was 16 months old when she broke her leg but it was healing well when she got very sick. She was only sick for a week but had to be taken to the vet on a emergency basis. The vet gave her a blood transfusion and even did CPR when she went into respiratory faillure but unfortunately we lost her. It totally broke our heartsvand we still grieve for her. I feel if she hadn't broken her leg she might have lived for many more years. Her little life was short but they were filled with happiness and she was babied and pampered every day! My reason for telling you this is--- your precious Pearl may live as long as a cat who doesn't have leukemia. Just take good care of her like you are doing now and no matter what else she will be happy.I have heard of cats with Feline leukemia living as long as 22 years and that surpasses the average life of those without it. So continue enjoying your baby.

And Brett, I'm glad we didn't scare you off,ha.

Note to Sandy, if we hold back in order not to scare anyone off we won't be showing our true selves now will we people?

Friday, May 25, 2007 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Oh Brett, I forgot too, Happy Happy Birthday to little Pearl!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Pearl looks like my kitty Snowball I had as a little girl, so beautiful!

Friday, May 25, 2007 4:57:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Geesh everybody, I leep forgetting things, I think I needed some brain surgery too. I just want to thank all of you for your prayers and friendship through alll Fly Boy and I have been going through, it has certainly helped!
Sandy, don't worry about Fly Boy aking advantage of his recovery time I took care of that. I had the Doctor implant a chip into his brain while he was in there, it makes him agree taht "My wife is always right and I will agree with her no matter what". Wasn't that ingenious?

Friday, May 25, 2007 5:02:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

PAM! Bless your heart--I know losing your little Cosette was horrible--BUt, You gave one of God's creature the gift of love and affection, and gave her a chance to do what God intended--to be companions to us knot headed humans and bring just a bright ray of light into our lives. I try not to ever think of losing any of our babies--but I know that the Lord worked this all out for my Pearl. When, and if the time comes to let her go , I'll have to. Guess I'll be calling out to you guys--stock in klennex will skyrocket that day.
I hope Flyboy heals well--I'm not really sure of the backstory on his surgery-but my brother had horrible epilepsy that they cured by "shaving" a section of his brain where it was centralized. He is leading an entire new life because of it. But his surgery was almost an in and out type thing too--amazing!!!
Daisy--If you ever meet Charlie, you'll know that you pegged him exactly.

Friday, May 25, 2007 5:27:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

oh--and once again on the scaaring me off thing--I repeat my quote from yesterdays blog...
so far I've been advised that you people are scary, that I'd better have thick skin, and that your all crazy---Sounds like a typical night in a gay bar to me--nothing new. LOL

Friday, May 25, 2007 5:30:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

On the subject of black dogs and their zero adoptability--I have read many reports on that. Lucy was ten weeks old when we got her from the Humane Society--her color was the last thing I thought of. Someday when we're all waiting for a bus or something, I'll tell you that tale. All my baby's were hand picked for me by God--and I mean that. They each came to us at a time when I was able to see past the state of our finances and the hairballs along my baseboards and the pee spots in the rug. They needed me, but I needed them worse.Wish more people could be reached by looking into those furry little faces--black, yellow, shorthair, long hair, claws and all--it's the complete package that God gave them to play our heart strings like heavenly harps and make our lives more rich.
Gee is anybody writing this down? Hallmark may need it.

Friday, May 25, 2007 5:48:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Yes Brett I'm writing it down, but I'd rather shove it down some people's throats. That's why we love and need pets so much, they love us no matter WHO we are! They don't care if we're rich or poor, christian or athiest, gay or straight, pretty or ugly. They just want to feel loved and wanted and are appreciate us for who we are. If only people could be so wise!! After all, underneath it all we ARE all maybe the animals are the smart ones!

So glad to hear that Fly-Boy is doing well and recovering. And please write down the name of the doc so I can get one of those implantable chips.

Friday, May 25, 2007 7:53:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

b, to repeat myself too, you have a wonderful heart. I am starting over here because I just wrote about 5 paragraphs just to have my service knocked out and wiped it all out, disgusting. Don't have time to rewrite it all again and ahve to get off the computer for the evening soon so will try to be brief. Fly Boy had several bleeds that had to be stopped with a polamar. They found this with a cerebral angiogram that shows the veins and arteries in the brain. He's had several MRI's MRA, CT scans and tons of blood work. I will fill you in with more details later. They had to do another agiogram at the beginning of the surgery so they'd know which eye to cut through to do the surgery. The surgery started at 7:30 a.m. and was done at 2:30 p.m. We got up at 3:00a.m. we arrived at Vandy at 5:30 so was a long day for me. Thanks to God and the doctors all went well and it was successful. I have to amke sure Fly Boy takes it easy so his incisions from the angiogram and surgery both heal quickly as possible. Since he'd rather fly than eat but we do both like to eat so he needs to get back to flying he is being pretty good.
I am so happy for you that your brother's surgery was also successful. God is good!

Hey are you on our roster yet? If not you need to add on so we can all email you too.
Got to get so have a great night!

Friday, May 25, 2007 7:56:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

b,I will email you the doc's name since he might not want it posted on a public blog,ha.

Friday, May 25, 2007 7:59:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Brett, Unfortunatly, my Copper is no longer with us. He died about 6 years ago. The Foreman still misses him since that was his first pet. Every dog that looks like him and he does the pouty lip. I showed him Charlie's picture tonight and the first words out of his mouth were "Coppper!" He too had the greatest facial expressions. Almost like he understood everything you were saying. He could open doors, bottle tops and turn a beer bottle up and drink it. (although he preferd amiretto sours)

Today is also my Matty's birthday(she's a dog since you are new.) She is 7 today and she got a Happy Meal from McDonalds. I know it's not the healthiest, but she a food whore and really isn't interested in toys. It's a once a year treat so I don't mind.

Friday, May 25, 2007 9:26:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Adrienne, Happy birthday to your
Matty a day late. Sounds like she had a good day. It was neat she got a Happy Meal but sure hope there wasn't any onions if she got a burger since they can be really bad. I bet she really enjoyed herself. You're a good Mommy.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 7:11:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Daisylouu, I will email you the doc's name for the implant as well and anyone else who is interested. I forgot to mention I added a little zapper for when he gets out of line. Man I hope that thing works!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 4:44:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Happy Birthday to Matty!!! And many more!!May God Bless You and your family!!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 6:19:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Been busy entertaining some unexpected family members the past few days so I have been MIA but now back!

Happy Belated birthday to Pearl and Matty! I think a Happy Meal is a great once a year gift for Matty! Brett, some human kids perfer the box over the gift also! Funny how that works... I don’t know when my girls birthday are as they wandered up as strays but they are so spoilt rotten, that every day is special to them!

Brett, I am a bit confused (lack of sleep) as to which dog is Charlie and which Lucy is but the picture of Pearl and Yellow dog is a great pose! They are mocking each other in their pose! A perfect Kodak Moment. All of your babies are beautiful and Black fur just shines don’t it?

Pam, keep flyboy in check. I dont need one of those chips, I have the Saint trained just about as well as the girls! (Shhhh, dont tell him...LOL)

Monday, May 28, 2007 3:31:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Skeeter, Lucy is the black lab and Charlie is the tan. I wish the picture showed Pearl's beautiful blue eyes better.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 1:06:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Okay Brett, now maybe I can keep them straight! You will just have to take another picture of Pearl so we can see those beautiful eyes!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:47:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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