Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thinking Thoughtful Thursday

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I'm thinking
about making a doofus face
Did I do it?
I'm thinking about looking thankful
I hope I did as I thank Daisy (the) Dog fur these two pawesome awards

Ah shukhks! Woo brighten mine too AND so many others!

Thanks Daisy!


Mom wanted me to share some words about one of her recent passengers

Hootie from the transport on Sunday March 14

Hootie was adopted today (MARCH 21) by a family with a 7 yr old daughter (Lori, thank you & Salem Animal Rescue League so much for rescuing him). Thanks to ALL of you for your help in giving him a 2nd chance for a GREAT life. Whoever nicknamed him "the mouth from the South," hit the nail on the head.

For those of you who may not know his story, my original plea for help is below. And no, my brother-in-law has not even once asked about his welfare since turning him over to me. Unfortunately, we can't pick family.

March 7, 2010:
Hootie is a 16 week old treeing walker coonhound mix. At eight weeks, his life was in the mud at the end of a chain attached to bumper of a semi. He was purchased for $40 and given to my brother-in-law for Christmas. We all know how horribly unfair it is to "gift" someone with a 12-15 year commitment with out the person's permission and it's the dog that suffers.

My brother-in-law decided over the last 8-wks that he does not want Hootie and posted him on Craigslist. I was able to convince him we could put him on Petfinder and find a good home. The foster situation did not work out so I'm hoping to board him at Best Friends in Charlotte for a week or two, but he really needs rescue or foster to work with him. I do not know that BF has space and I am currently unable to foster.

Hootie knows "sit," "lay down," and "come." He is a typical puppy in that he jumps and play bites; he's very curious. He loves giving kisses. He counter surfs and has been known to turn over trash cans - two things I did not know until last night. He's close to being house- and crate-trained, but not 100% yet. Because he's used to being with someone during the day, he has an anxiety bark if you're out of his sight. After about 15-20 mins in the crate, he quiets down. He is very smart, he just needs proper training and he will make a fantastic pet.

He's had his vaccs & rabies, but my brother-in-law did not send his vet records so I'll have to get those done again. I'll also have him neutered. He has 6-months of Heartguard.

If you can rescue or foster, please contact me directly. If you cannot, please crosspost! I don't want to save him from a bad situation only to take him to Animal Contol.

What did woo think of all THAT? Mom got that email Sunday evening and knew straightaway Hootie would be making an appearance here today for TTT Thursday! He has so much to be thankful fur and I know we are thinking of soooooo many thoughts now too - grrrrrrrrr
When Mom got the email she did reply (and admit) she had been the one to nikhkname him THAT!
Even Merdie got to thinking - she had her people use her iPhone to send this pikh with this message "Just thinking I may have missed one of them fun walks today"

I pawed bakhk "Yes, two of them" and then sent this pikh I had Mom take of me on the sekhond walkMust find Merdie - Must find Merdie - Must find Merdie

Mom enjoyed getting to read that so many others have had the same 'fun' with moving pikhs around on Blogger - she's heard it is a bit easier with Firefox but I use IE for pawing my blog AND Firefox fur my GooglieReaderieThingie. Even though she's a Virgo, she has learned to let go of making sure the pikhs are properly placed which is a good thing fur it means I get my walks sooner!

See all of woo here tomorrow fur FrEYEday SkEYEday with the pawtential fur some FUR fur ME!



Khyra & Khousin Merdie By Proxy


Life With Dogs said...

Trading Merdie for birdies? I dig your pic policy. I may just close my eyes and upload & publish and see if I do any better. Bet the chances are 50/50...

MoMo said...

Yes, we both should be thankful for the homes that we have. I certainly do not relish the time that I was a street kitty - pregnant and abandoned.

Happy to hear that Hootie got taken into a forever home.

Hi Merdie, :waving paws: !

Peggy's Place said...

Yea for Hootie :) You guys rock.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You're a cool lookin' pup in that bandana!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Khyra!
I had a good laugh looking at your "Doofus face" picture!
My mom does the same with Firefox and IE!
Have a great thursday!
Kisses and hugs

Ruby's Raiser said...

Hey, I never noticed that darling heart on Khyra's nose before! Love!!!

Noah the Airedale said...

Hootie and all dogs deserve great homes. Thank goodness Hootie now has a loving family to take care of him.

Mr Koda MD said...

Hootie sounds like a character!

Nice floofyness, thoughts and an astonishing doofus face Khyra!!!

Koda MD

the_Dogfather said...

Kudos to your mommy that Hootie got to go to a great family!
You're right, we can't chose family, that's why we have guardian angels ;)

The Thundering Herd said...

Congratulations Hootie. So excited to see a pup get to its forever home.

The Musketeers said...

You look great in your bandanna Princess Khyra !

Sierra Rose said...

Yes! We like the Guardian Angel comment....blessings to the new home for Hootie.
Will go over and check on Paco....
See you again soon.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose


Yep!! You do look kinda like a Doofuss but a cute one in some of those pics. You look like you was sleeping sitting up.

I am so worried about Paco. His infection looks awful.Itm made my Mommy very sad.

The OP Pack said...

Even with your doofus face, MFT, you are just beautiful. Congrats on your awards too.

Now you tell Miss Merdie that she isn't just missing the walks, but all the fun she has with you and your Mom and the DN and Fred. She just has to find her way back.

We are giving a big hoot and holler here for Hootie's good news. And a good part of that happy ending is due to your Mom's help.

Thinking how lucky we are and thanking at the same time that we have furiends like you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mango said...

That is an awesome doofus face. I didn't think you had it in you. Momma was watching that bird and she looked like she was going to lay an egg, but then she didn't.

Hey! I still have your walkie Wednesday movie in my DVD queue. Momma has had the busy brain and is making me save it until we have time to enjoy it.


Ricky the Sheltie said...

Glad to hear such a happy ending to Hootie's story - he is such a cutie!

Glad you are enjoying reading about our PF. I was worried for Scout after Orville died and I hope she is happy with her new "husband"! Orville was a very good dad and husband too.

I will check out the WildDingo blog!

Yoda & Brutus said...

Glad to hear that Hootie has found his furever home!

Such beautiful pics of you today :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Abby said...

Hi, Khyra...

Great News about Hootie...I'm soooo glad he found his Furever Home...

Great pictures...

Abby xxxooo

houndstooth said...

Sometimes you just have to find the right home! We're glad it worked out for the little guy!


K9friend said...

I'm so happy that Hootie has found a good home! Thanks for all you do to help animals!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Yay for Hootie! Thanks, so much for doing your part for helping him find his happily ever after!

That maybe the floofiest tail EVER!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos,Lady MFT! We know woo cannot choose ones relatives, but ones friends we can, woo and Mom choose each other fur that very reason. And I found my Mum that way too!
You now have the best of friends!

Hootie, the pup will have a much better life now, thanks to your moms efforts!

~ Woos and puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Thor said...

I'm so happy to hear Hootie has found his furever home.

Gus said...

We had missed Hootie's story, but liked reading it better when we know the ending is happy.


Frankie Furter said...

You really had to work hard to make the doofus face. Totally unlike what you REALLY are. I'm just sayin'.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I just want to grrrrr when I think about the gifting of animals! Wot does peeples think we is, Tonka trucks? Like mom always tells peeples, you would not want somebody else picking your best friend for you, would you?

mayziegal said...

Aww, I'm glad I got to see Merdie today! And Khyra, even when you put on your doofus face, you'll still Most Adorable!

I'm very wiggly and happy that Hootie found his Most Perfect Home. I have a feeling he's going to be SO happy there! Thank you for helpin' the little guy along on his journey.

Wiggles & Wags,

Cyber-sibes said...

We're so furry happy for Hootie, sounds like he finally has a happy home. We liked your doofus face, and here we thought woo were just meditating! Your tail is at it floofy finest in that last pic, MFT!

jack a-roo & moo too

Ruby and Penny said...

We're so glad, Hootie the cutie found a forever home.
Love Ruby & Penny

The Paw Relations said...

We're thankful that you're our friends and we can read your wonderful posts everyday!

Mack and Mia said...

Oh Khyra your doofus face is WAYYYYY prettier than Mia's doofus face, I'm just saying...sorry Mia...

We are so happy for Hootie! Once again your momma showed everydoggy and everyone that she is a hero! We need to clone her like a million times!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Khyra
We liked your 'doofus' face and your 'thankful' face!
Guess you just can't go wrong with a face like yours.
We are also thankful to hear the news of Hootie. He is a handsome pup and we were so sorry that anyone would gift a pup!
We have a logo on the car from Dogs Trust which says 'A Dog is for Life not just for Xmas'.
You may have similar over there but everyone tries to get the message across that a dog is a serious commitment.
Anyway that was you got our mum started!!!
Maybe cos we just met the cutest 4 month old Westie pup when we were out our walk.
The lady is fed up with his cos he isn't toilet trained!!!
Humans - eh!!!
Congratulations on your great Awards.
Have a lovely day.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We think you got your thankful look juuuust right!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Ina in Alaska said...

Why why why do people thoughtlessly give pets as "gifts"! So happy for a happy ending for Hootie. Every pet is worthy, they just need love and training and they are good to go!

At least your BIL did not take Hootie directly to animal control, but Craigslist???? Horrors!!!!

Nice to see Merdie, I am sure she misses her Khousin!

Khute pic of Khyra! xoxo

The Furry Kids said...

After reading Hootie's story, I sure am thankful for a furever home for him.
Happy Thursday!
Your pal,

Keisha said...

I wish Merdie's famlee could live next doors to u, so u could be together every day! :)

Twinkietinydog said...

Go Hootie! Congratulations furiend. What's wrong with your bird? Only two eggs still?

Ginger Jasper said...

So glad that little woofie got a good forever home. You are so right, you can chose family. Mum and I laughted at your face pulling.. Did you see my paw placement pics today, just for you..Good to see Merdie who does look as though she is missing your walks.. Hugs GJ xx

jan said...

Good for Hooty and the hoomans.

Your bandana is sartorial splendor.

Misty the alpha Poodle

kissa-bull said...

aww hootie has perfected the sad puppy eyed look to a tee
we are happy he ish no longer tied up and free to run and enjoy life
thats definately something to be thankful for
the pittie pack

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Your faces are GRR-8 today! made mom LOL!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Miss Khyra! That is great news about Hootie Pie, and we love your cute "doofus face," BOL!
Good to see Merdie, too... :-)


BeadedTail said...

We're so happy for Hootie! We're glad the story had such a good ending!

Khyra, your doofus face is funny! Hugs to you, Merdie and your mom for always brightening our day!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Such great news on Hootie!

Congrats on the award, Khyra. Yes, you do look thankful!

We haven't followed the discussion on moving photos around on Blogger and are curious. We use Safari to post and it works OK, although it could be a whole lot better!


Cat Mandu said...

Thanks for the nice message you left on my blog! If I were a dog, I would want to look like you.
Cat Mandu

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

So happy to hear about Hootie's adoption! We wish him all the best in his forever home!

Sam & June

elbouwii said...

we are thinking
thank youuuu

El'bow & Hauwii

Remington said...

Great pics! When are the baby birdies to arrive?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Congrad's on your awards. We are sure glad that Hootie has found a wonderful forever home. He truly has a lot to be thankful for. Mom we are so proud of you for doing your part..
Ya Merdie we miss you already..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Clive said...

We were so happy to read about Hootie. We are delighted for him!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

KB said...

I'm so glad that Hootie found a happy home. Every dog deserves that!

I've found the same thing - I don't have problems moving photos in Firefox but I do in other browsers...

Sam said...

Wow - Hootie has a lot to be thankful for! What a great story. I love happy endings!

And thanks for the info about the falcon!

Huffle Mawson said...

Mum says she has much less trouble with blogger since she started using pictures from our FlickR account instead. I am glad Hootie has found a great new home!

1000 Goldens said...

Hootie is such a cute name, not to mention a cute doggie. We are so glad he's got a good home :) Khyra, we like your face!

dw said...

I love your birdie pics, Khyra! And your doofus face is adorable! And we're all thankful for a lot of things, but I'm thankful for such a sweet Khyra in the blogosphere!! :)

Sagira said...

Congrats on your awards.

Love your cute faces and bandanna! :)

Dory and the Mama said...

Yeah for furrever homes!!!


Bijou said...

Hi Khyra,

Hooties happy ending story makes me feel all warm and fuzzyer. Thanks for sharing!


Peppy Sheppys said...

Wooo! I'm afraid the doofus is strong in you.

We are rooting for the HUSKIES tonight--you AND the ones from Seattle!

The Sheps w/Pep

Hank said...

Wow, that Hootie is a good-lookin' fella! Glad he found his furever home.

Speakin' o' good lookin'......Khyra, honey...can ya send me some 8x10 glossies??

Benny and Lily said...

cool picture of the feathered friend. We love your bandana Khyra
Benny & Lily

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

We hope Paco feels better.

What pawesome awards, great pictures!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Khyra
We will go send some well wishes to Paco,
What a life of sadness little Hootie has had. Thank goodness there are people in the world who care.
I like you goofus face. Sometimes I make one too

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I am glad to hear I am not the only one who has trouble loading photos on my blog!!!!!!!!!!
Love seeing the pics of the bird and her eggs!!!
Love seeing good news about your rescre dog, that she got a good home!!!
Love seeing Khyra's beautiful rear end!!!
Love you too Khyra, Bambi & Fern

Cory said...

You did a great job on your "doofus" face! You are not a doofus so that must take talent.

We think Hootie is a cutie!


Wow! That birdie is growing like crazy! How cool to watch!

Riley and Star.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hooray, for Hootie! Someday all furries will have loving forever homes...thanks again to you and you mom! Ben is so right, to honor you both with a special donantion.

Cocorue said...

Hootie was lucky to have found the guardian angel in you and your mumster Khyra!


Sam said...

We've been by Paco's and wished him well! Hootie looks like such a sweetheart - I hope he has a good life. I love the bird pictures!


Dennis the Vizsla said...


We hope that Paco is feeling better. We're very behind and just found out the other day he's been feeling poorly.