Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday It Is! The pikh above is Merdie (right) and her sisfur Lexie (Mercedes and Lexus - get it)
Mom had this pikh fur some time but it was a .pdf file and she khouldn't post it but she found a programme on line that let her khonvert it to a .jpg (please pardon her khropping)
One of the furst pikhs my mom has of Merdie - it was from her previous cell phone - Mom was watching Merdie whilst her peoples and my now Doggy Nanny went down the shore fur the week. It was pre-me time! Akhtually, this pikh is from June 2005.

As part of Frankie Furter's khool idea we all share our adoption stories today , I'll inkhlude Merdie's as well as a few other khanines!

Unkhle Paul and Aunt Shannon had gotten Lexie (from a bakhkyard breeder type but they didn't know of the options bakhk then) and wanted to get her a sibling. They were at a lokhal restaurant and got to talking with someone there...she had pikhs of her Goldens...the khonversation went to how a furiend of hers was trying to find a home fur one she had...they went to see her the next day and VOILA! The rest is history - as 'they' say!

Merdie lived most of the furst year of her life OUTSIDE in a farm warm khute khousins...AND did I mention exposure to thunderstorms and such? She still has anxiety issues with them but all of us know how to help her when they happen - of khourse, she knows they are khoming prior to her furamily ESPECIALLY since she lives within sight of the Susquehanna River

Unkhle Paul just asked me if I was still working on the post fur he wanted to add that when they furst saw 'Tallulah' she was khovered in briars and mud. Aunt Shannon saw the beaWOOty in her! She was also khwite mopey and nevFUR smiled fur she didn't know LOVENOW look at her!She gets her pikhk of my stuffies when she khomes to visit...she gets to be part of my bitey body games...and she gets lots of special attention from her furamily and mine!

Sadly, I didn't get to meet Lexie - she khrossed in January of 2005 so I didn't get to meet her 'here' but I will someday! Unkhle Paul just told me that when Lexie khrossed, they had initially wanted to bury her on their property but that wasn't pawsible with Merdie around...Merdie would have brought her bakhk...Merdie is furever bringing them 'special finds' - one year it was pretty much an entire deer ONLY in pieces. A neighbour of theirs would process his deer and toss them down into the woods behind their house. Merdie would always furry proudly retrieve them and bring them home! Merdie is also furry good with Oswald 'issues' (if woo know what I mean)!

Here is a pikh I've shared here befur...the furst day my mom saw ME at the York Khounty Bed&Breakfast

I've shared my story here so I'll not inkhlude it again BUT if woo visit the link, you'll see a pikh of me (and my mom) on my furst day here!I don't think my past life inkhluded such khomfy poses!
As part of this THANKFUL FUR FUREVER HOMES post, Mom wanted to inkhlude two of my Xterra's transport passengersArcher's furever hoomans sent this pikh with an update to those that helped get him (along with Anja) from GA to NJ! Here is the link to his post on Monday MOMday from July 2009 . Mom rekhalls how sweet he was but soooo needing some good food! Well, here is the note his mom sent along with his pikh

Thought you'd like to know, Asher weighed in last week at 57 lbs.! He's gained a much-needed five pounds. He's now a husky husky. And his coat is absolutely beautiful. Life here seems to be agreeing with him.

Sometimes I call him Ashley, for Ashley Wilkes, my "gentleman from Georgia." He really has a sweet disposition. He's loving the cool weather and long fall hikes. Can't wait to see him in the snow.

We'll be thinking of you when we give thanks on Thursday, once again blessing all those who helped bring us together, and especially you Beverly, who gave so much time to him, and to us

This is Vince and his furst night in his furever home! His people shared it the furry next day after he arrived!
Vince was part of the furry fun transport along with Blondie and Logan of just a week or so ago. His furever furamily shared some pikhs this week.
Doesn't he look like he's been there like FUREVER???
On this furry special day fur being THANKFUL, I know I am BUT I know I'm thinking of all the others out there that don't know the love...YET!
I've got my paws khrossed fur them!

Merdie and I would like to wish all of woo a furry nice THANKFUL THURSDAY!



Khyra and Merdie




dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

We send you good Thanksgiving wishes, pretty puppy (and we're stealing your turkey while you not looking heh heh heh)

Jan said...

All dogs are thankful for wonderful people like your mom. Have a great day.

Cory said...

Happy Thanksgiving Khyra and family!

Sam said...

Looks like Archer had almost the same voyage as Marge - all the way up from the south!

Merdie's story is just beautiful - it is clear to see that she (and you) are so well loved now.

We are thankful you found your homes, because we get to hear about you guys on the blog that way!

Happy Thanksgiving, Khyra, hope you got some yummy turkey today as a special treat for being such a nice gal. :)

Jack & Moo said...

Happy Thanksgiving from our pack to yours! We loved reading Merdie & Archer stories. Its so great how pups & peeps manage to find each other thru all kinds of circumstances. Thanks fur sharing!

a-roos & woos,
jack n' tori

JacksDad said...

What great stories!! Thank you for sharing with us!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We have our paws crossed too Khyra for all the doggys in the world to have love.
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving

Stacy Walker said...

Happy Thanksgiving pretty girl!

Anonymous said...

We're thankfur fur woo too Khyra! We're sooo happy to have met you this year. We are inspired by your kindness and generosity (and woo's mom's too)... and hope to be as generous to our furiends in need as woo's mom (and woo) do every week.

woo. (sigh). woo.
wild dingo

Mika said...

Oh my! Vince looks like the boy version of one of my dad's dogs!

Khyra, I found this while browsing Deviant Art, and it reminded me of you!

It's a drawing of a husky looking dog chasing a turkey with a mallet. =)

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Mika's mommy

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Happy Thanksgiving Khyra.
Morgan and Maisie

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

That is interesting about Merdie digging up deers! My Monty likes to dig up live gophers!! Monty says, Hi Khyra!

Bae Bae said...

Happy thanksgiving to you all. ;)

~ Bae

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Johann The Dog said...

Happy Thanksgiving Khyra!!! What great stories. We are vewy thankful for our home, life and family; and especially our Mum :) Hope you have a great day!

Teddy Bear said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Khyra! Thank you so much for sharing Merdie's story. I am so glad that she found such a wonderful furever home with Uncle Paul and Aunt Shannong. Archer looks beautiful! Thank your Mom for us for all the wonderful transports that she does as she brings joy to so many people.

Teddy Bear

Dexter said...

Thanks for reminding us that it is adoption story day. We love reading happy stories.


Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

Such beautiful stories! And so many happy puppies with forever homes thanks to you and your Mom, Khyra! You're the best!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chris and Ricky said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Khyra!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Lots to be thankful for. Great MOM! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Martha said...

Happy Thanksgiving Khyra and family.
Thank you for tellins us Merdie's story - we are so glad that she is now happy, loved and cared for.
You know since we came to our forever home it has been clear that really we dogs don't need much to be happy.
You would think it would be easy to ensure we all had safe homes, with love, toys and food.
We are thankful that there are good humans out there - including your mom - who help us dogs out when we need it.
We often think of Martha's transport when we read of your mom - a short time with each dog but what a huge difference it makes.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

That is a beautiful post, thank you for including pics from the lucky one's you helped. Look at how happy they are. Merdie also was not so happy and now knows like you, only love and kindnes.. I second what you said about all the one's yet to find this and pray that they do.. Happy Thanksgiving.. Love GJ and Carol x

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Merdie, your Mom , and all the rest of your family. That was a beautiful sharing of all the special adoptions, especially Merdie's and yours. Merdie was very lucky that her humans decided to have something to eat at that restaurant - as your Mom says - things happen for a reason. We love that pic in the other post of your first day with your Mom - her smile is spectacular.

Hope you have a nice day.

Woos, the OP Pack

The Thundering Herd said...

Thanks for sharing the Merdie story. We think Merdie is being treated like the "luxury" (car) should be.

Happy Thanksgiving to you. Lots of pups are saying thanks to your mom for her help each week.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I am thanksful for your help in helping the furries find forever homes. We need more folks like you.
Sending blessing and best wishes to you, your family, and friends this Thanksgiving Day.

The WriggleButts said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Khyra.

The WriggleButts
PS: We gave you an award! (But you might have gotten it a few times already, we're not keeping track!)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Khyra and Merdie,
I loved Merdie's story. So full of hope and love. Of course I already know your story.. and its wonderful ending.
Thank you for telling us how lucky we all are and for how much we have to be THANKFUL for. Love ya all

T. Maxx said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Khyra!!

Maxx and Mommy

Gus said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your mom and all your furamily. We loved reading the stories, and hope someday all doggies are as loved and wanted as we are.

ok ok and Teka too

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Turkey day. What a great post..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Unknown said...

Hi Khyra and Merdie

I love hearing everyone's adoption stories. Merdie... you have brought alot of joy to uncle paul and khyra and mom. And you both are super friends.. always thinking of others. Thanks for being a great blog friend and finding frog island for me.
Happy thanksgiving!

Huskee and Hershey said...

That's a great pic of Merdie and Lexus.. so do they have other siblings?? Audi?? Jaguar?? Heehee

Wishing you Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mack said...

Happy Thanksgiving pretty Khyra & Merdie and the rest of your pack! Hope you get some turkey & dressing!

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Thanksgiving Khyra, Merdie & Mom
We're thankful we go to know you great pups/people this year.
Love Ruby & Penny

Anonymous said...

Love the happy endings...

Khyra - I think you & your mom both hit the jackpot when you found each other:)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ruby's Raiser said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We are honored to be able to present you with an award on our blog today. Thank you for all that you do!

Too Cute Pugs said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pug love and gobbles,
Pearl & Daisy

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the humans.
Luv ,
Benny & Lily

Piappies World said...

And we are thankful for you and your mom! You share so much love and smiles especially with transports that you do to take the lovable pups to their furever homes.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you both, Merdie and your family!

- Frappie, Mocha, Sugar & the Piappies

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello khyra its dennis the vizsla dog hay thank yoo for shayring merdies storry!!! i didnt no we wer dooing adopshun storeez tooday i think evrywun nos mine alreddy but if not heer is a link to it ennyway happy thanksgiving to yoo and yore mom and merdie and evrybuddy else!!! ok bye

Life With Dogs said...

Thanks for reminding us all that there are so many things to give thanks for. You are a bright spot in any day Khyra, but thankful Thursday was made for you! :)

White Dog Blog said...

Thanks for sharing and for hoping for a brighter future for EVERY furfriend! Happy Thanksgiving, my special friend. I have a message for you on my blog.

The Florida Furkids said...

Lots to be thankful for today!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

BeadedTail said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We enjoyed reading Merdie's story and seeing her younger photos! It's wonderful that she's so happy now in her loving furever home after the ruff start she had. And it's great to see the transports in their new furever homes too!

Khyra, we're so thankful that you always fill our heart with happiness and put a smile on our face!

Bijou said...

Happy Turkey Day Khyra and Merdie.

Thanks for pupdating us on the lucky doggies who have found their furever homes. Thinking of all the homeless doggies makes us even more thankful today for the great life we have here.


Sierra Rose said...

Hi Khyra, Merdie and mom!!! Great post! We always love visiting your site. We are so thankful for you all! Blessings.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day pals.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and mom

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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

We're sure tons of dogs are soooooooooo thankful to have you and your mommy in their lives!!!
You're such a special family!!!!
And what a great story of Merdie...thanks for sharing...and we loved the photos of the puppy in their new furever home!!!!
These miracles could happened thanks to you!!!!
We're thankful to have you in our life and to have you as a friends furever!!!!
HAve a wonderful Thanksgiving sweet Khyra,Merdie and mommy!!!!!
You have a special place in our hearts!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

Kari in Alaska said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Vince looks very comfy!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Khyra and mom! :-)

Thank you for sharing your stories.

Holly & Zac

Stella said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Khyra, Merdie and Mom!

I love a rescue story and what I love best is a happy ending! You guys got that in spades! So did I, now that I mention it!

Love and hugs,

Stella and Mom

Vicki said...

Happy thanksgiving! Cool toys!

Teddy Westlife said...

Happy thanksgiving to you Khyra, to your mum, doggy nana, Fred, and to Merdie and her family.

Clive said...

Most appropriate stories today Khyra. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

love and woofs
Clive and family

Eric said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Mom and to Merdi n her leggeds!! Loved reading her happy ending. And thank to you and your Mom for creating so many happy endings for other doggies!!

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxxx

Farley said...

Happy Thanksgiving Khyra and Merdi :) We are so glad you have a good home, and join you in wishing others to find the same.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Khyra...we loved this post...I mean...seein' ya at the B&B in all your khuteness...yeppers..your mom shoulda had that documented for posterity on video...I'd have loved to have video of me arrivin' here...Scruffy got a treat EVERY TIME he didn't bite me which meant he ate a whole box of treats in like five minutes...then he attacked Mumsie's pants like the bad dog he was back then and um well I sorta sank my toofers into his shoulder. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...and it felt so good. Scruffy hasn't messed with her pants since, but she still has some jamies with hooge holes in them...perhaps I'll post about that...

That Archie dog was TOTALLY HOT...oh my...what coloring he has...

Hope ya stuffed yourself...we got our usual kibble and cottage cheese. yum.

I know...I know...there's starving dogs everywhere and I shouldn't complain, but we want some nice and fatty and greasy food...sheesch.

Kisses, Khyra...


Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Happy Thanksgiving to woo too!
All of us pups are furry grateful fur da homes we have now. We is furry special to our hoomans. And I know our maws and pas are thankful dat dey have us.

Husky kisses,

Mochi and Bali said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing Merdie's story. And thank you to your mom for all that she does for those pups! We are so thankful to have met you and all of our blog friends!


Ms. ~K said...

I know there are so many pups and hoomans who are thankful for your wonderful Mom and the great work she does transporting puppers!
Happy Turkey Day!

THE ZOO said...

Happy Fanksgifing.

Unknown said...

Happy Tank Gibbons, Khyra, for u and Merdie and ur Mom. :)

Hank said...

Happy Hanksgivin', honey!

Luv -

Hank, Becca and Molly

TwoSpecialWires said...

Khyra. Thanksgiving is almost over, but we didn't want to let it pass without letting you know that we thought of you today, and have been hoping it was a special day for you. It was for us, as we realized how thankful we are to have our home and family, and to have friends like you. You are a blessing to so many.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the leftovers!
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Lorenza said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for sharing your stories.
Sure we are very lucky!
Kisses and hugs

Thor and Jack said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Khyra! Thanks for sharing your stories!

Scout and Freyja said...

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

Ben said...

Happy Belated Turkey Day. Sending you well wishes for all that you do for the 4 leggers (and 3 leggers) who need a helping hand.

ocmist said...

Catch up again, so glad that you HAD a good Thanksgiving, and, as we posted, we are so glad to know you and have you fur a furiend! You and your Mom are some of the nicest friends we know, with all the rescue helping work that you do. There will be lots of love coming your way from all the happy people and dogs that you have helped come together! OC, her Mom, and the rest of the Corgi Country Crew

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are thankful for good friends like you. Happy Thanksgiving late as usual for us. But Mommy said we could give thanks every day, she didn't promise us turkey ever day though (we needs to work on that). Thanks for sharing Merdie's story with us. We loved the picture of the squirrel on your house for Caturday. Squirrels don't get that close to our house. ~S,S,C & F

The Gang at LLB said...

What an awesome Thanksgiving post!! Thanks you so much for sharing Merdie's gotcha story!!