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Friday, January 25, 2008

Customer Serivce Hell!

I still don't have Internet service at home, and by the way things are going, won't for who knows how long. It's a long story I will tell when I have the time, which I never have these days and this problem is just adding to my already high stress levels!

I'm getting really ticked off, because I do so much online, especially with the shelters.

So, I apologize to all for not being able to e-mail and take care of business. There is a case of the Golden Retriever rescue who found a home for Matt's dog wanting to rescue 8 puppies in Waverly, but they need a foster home for a few weeks until they can arrange transportation after getting them vetted. Brett said he might be able to help with this, but B, I'll have to call you tomorrow.

I'm off for the next two days, so I won't be available unless you call me. Please post topics if you can and I'll be back Sunday to catch up! I'm might have to hook up dial up for a temporary fix until I fight my customer service problem with my internet provider. I'll tell you the sad tale as soon as I can!

posted by Sandy at 1/25/2008 12:18:00 AM


Blogger Skeeter said...

Hang in there Sandy!
Two days off, go and endulge in a big glass of wine to take off the edge!

Friday, January 25, 2008 9:53:00 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

We are also in the process of changing ISPs. But it should be easy for us as the installer does everything. Our current cable service has been nothing but problems so we are ditching everything from TV to phones and going to a popular phone company's bundle service at less that our current cost. We will have a dedicated internet connection instead of sharing the cable bandwidth with the neighborhood. The speed of out connection varies so much at times during the day we lose connections and when I play my online game, it's crucial I stay connected at a good speed.

We wanted to wait for CDE but we are fed up with cable.

Today the vet will show me how to inject Max with insulin and Charlie is getting a senior dog check-up with a full blood workup at a reduced cost during their Senior Dog special this month.

Animal House is a bit of travel time for us but we love the vets there!

Friday, January 25, 2008 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Sorry... forget to mention that Roxy is growing up so fast and she is a feisty little thing! She likes to sit in front of my computer monitor when I play my online game watching the movements and the explosions!

Friday, January 25, 2008 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Good to hear that thing are looking well on your end Alice. Lucy has to go to the vet tommorrow--yearly shots and to get her paw looked at again. This is the second trip for the paw. Evidently, she had a nail that was broke up under the skin, and it took it forever to fall off. Now she has a little white sliver with some black trying to grow around it. She's way better, but I figure I will get Dr Ramey to look at it to make sure the nail is growing properly and there is no infection or such.
EVERYONE--broken record time--we are trying to rescue 8 retriever pups from my hometown of Waverly to send up north to the rescue group there. They are on the list to be put down from what I understand. There are 4 boys and four girl, and need a foster home for two to three weeks (thats my understanding). Amy from the Clarksville HS is in on this too according to Sandy. IF ANYONE can keep one of the little guys or gals for two to three weeks til they can be transported--PLEASE STEP UP!!!! I am currently trying to butter Jeremy up--but it's not working so far. He put his foot down after Hines, and I guess he means it this time.
But anyone that will foster, I will help pay for the food and such.
There is also a black lab (fully grown) that needs fostering. I have pictures of all these babies if you would like to see them. EMAIL ME .

Friday, January 25, 2008 2:05:00 PM  
Blogger tina said...

I can foster a puppy or two at my home. Golden retriever right? How old? Just two to three weeks? Email me at so we can talk about it.

Friday, January 25, 2008 4:30:00 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Ah, Tina and puppies.....sounds good to me. How long has it been since you had a little one?

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:28:00 AM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

call me. I can foster one for a few weeks. I think Sandy has my number

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:38:00 AM  
Blogger tina said...

Many, many years. My little stinky black dachsund/chihuahua mix is over 12 years old. He was my one and only puppy. I read all the books I could on dog raising as I wanted a well behaved (HOUSEBROKEN) dog. I diligently crate trained him for more than three months, then when I thought I could trust him in the house he would run under an end table and pee! He was so hard to train! But finally he came around. Good thing. He has gone to Europe with us and back and everywhere and all in all, a loyal, well behaved dog. Though not all that friendly and worse in his old age.

My two golden mixes were adoptees from animal control. I knew I absolutely DID NOT want a puppy because of housebreaking. Did I mention when my dachsund was little I was both housebreaking him and potty training the Jimster? Not a great combination and the experience left me shying away from puppies, as cute as they are.

Therefore, fostering goldens for a few weeks would be okay. Just not permanent as the three dogs I already have are enough, even though they are housebroken. Someday I will get a puppy, but not now. Long answer for short question but then you all know I am a little bit wordy:) Good thing I type really fast.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:42:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

You are such a sweetheart to get out of the garden long enough to Foster a couple of pups! Now dont go saying anything bad about your little hot dog! The Saint loved him and you are not allowed to bad mouth him in any way. We all have peed on the carpet at one time or another ya know... LOL... Okay, we were wearing diapers!

B, If you need references, I will vouch for Tina. She has a zoo and what is a few more! I am sure the “Jimster” would love keeping the pups occupied with play…

Saturday, January 26, 2008 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Guys, I am working thru Sandy and the rescue effort from New England. I will pass it all along!!!GOD BLESS!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 5:38:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Shannon, the Humane Society is looking for a temporary foster for a purebred boxer at animal control. Are you on their actionline? It's a rush case, they need to get it out of there immediately

Sunday, January 27, 2008 2:57:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Sandy, I already hooked Shannon and Amy up on that one. As soon as I got that email last night, it went straight to Shannon. I know Rocky would like a sister, even if only temporary. :)

Sunday, January 27, 2008 5:15:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I was thinking the same thing!
Rocky needs a little sis for a bit...

Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:41:00 PM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

Can you say husband is going to kill me.I promised him I wouldn't do things like this while he was deployed and here I go again. I can't even drive at night and I am bringing another dog into the house. I am a nervous wreck now that I have committed to this. I pick up the lady boxer in the morning. PLease PRAY that all goes well. I am so nervous, B you think you are a worrier, I think I have you beat. I keep thinking of all the what ifs...what if she has been abused and is agressive, doesn't like my cats, hates my kids, hates my wildly hyper clown Rocky, etc. If I have to take her back I will be devastated. Everyone please say a prayer that things will go smoothly for us tomorrow. I have never fostered a pet from animal control so...did I mention I am nervous? I am really worried Rocky is going to be a butt and try to act like mister dominant. Doggie fights make me so nervous I want to vomit. Did I mention I am worried? that I have written my nervous rant....pray all goes well and we will find her the perfect forever home....within the next 2 months so I can live and stay married.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 8:04:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

You have a good heart Shannon O'Malley. I will think good thoughts for you and Rocky and the lady boxer. Have faith. You and the rest of the brood will be fine.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 9:36:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

God Bless you! Your boxer gal will be the Pet of the Week for Animal Control. But I guess she won't be in their custody any more? The Pets of the Week will be in Wednesday.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

Thank ya'll,
Sandy I am so glad she will be featured. I am worried but at the same time excited. I keep looking at how cold it is outside and I can't wait to get her into a warm house. Boxers have such short hair I hate the thought of a short haired dog being outside all night when its cold. Today I am more excited than nervous so I will let ya'll know how things go.

Monday, January 28, 2008 6:12:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

My prayers are with you...

Monday, January 28, 2008 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

All the best Shannon--and don't worry--after Jeremy throws me and Hines out, we'll all get an aprtment together--Sandy can rent a room for when her and the Boss have the pet fights.

Monday, January 28, 2008 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Shannon, let me know when she arrives. Will she be a Humane Society foster officially? Make sure animal control knows that if anyone calls about her after seeing her Wednesday to have them call you or the Humane society! You can post her picture on the blog and her story!

Monday, January 28, 2008 3:22:00 PM  

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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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