Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thanking, Thinking, Thoughtful Thursday

Look what my furiend J.R. The Mail Kharrier brought to the door!
He asked Mom why I get the most mail!
She said I must live right!
Here I am chekhking out my GABE winnings from DORY (and Bilbo)!
I got some tasty yummy biskhuits made from the Samantha Khookie recipe
Mom kept trying to get my pikh waiting fur one but evfurrytime I sat I just khouldn't wait fur the flashie beastie to take the freakin' pikh!
So please akhcept these pikhs as proof of how tasty they are
It was khwite the pawesome khollekhtion of pressies - even Mom and The Doggy Nanny got something!
The best part was the khard that showed some green papers were donated fur pups in need!
Speaking of pups in need, once upon a time this fella was
The furst pikh Mom evFUR saw of Laska
And this is how Laska spent much of the trip from Winchester VA to Harrisburg PA (Mom split an extra leg with someone that day so she went further South than Martinsburg WV/Hagerstown MD)
Mom still rekhalls how shellshokhked he seemed until he found himself in the windows of The Earthlink/AMP Building in Harrisburg - she will nevFUR evFUR furget THAT moment when he regained his pride - she tells me as I paw this fur her, she khan see it NOW

Here is a pikh from this past Winter that Sam shared of Her Boys (Nalu, Laska, Kodah)
Hard to believe that's the same Laska!
As more proof of what LOVE and KHARE khan do fur us, here are parts of two messages Sam from The Last Resort Rescue sent to those involved with BUDDY'S transport - woo all remember Buddy and HIS TAIL

As for Buddy, I actually changed his name to Gio to signify a new life with me and leave behind his previous owners. And he is the most amazing, and loving dog I've ever seen. He has learned sit, stay, paw, kisses, lay down I couldn't believe his loyalty to me. He whines if I leave his side, love him to death. I brushed all of his loose hair, brushed his teeth, got him on his new diet feeding him innova evo chicken and Turkey. Only the best for my pup
What do you think about Gio? Honestly it's unbelievable that someone could want to give up a dog like him. He has been nothing but thebiggest enjoyment to be able to come home to. He literally will look at me before he reacts to anything so he can see what way he should act. Gio walks along side of me and never leaves my side. I can't even explain how amazing he is in words. There's no other dog that comparesand everyone absolutely loves him after they meet him. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for making this possible
These are pikhs Gio's GReat dad shared with us!
BTW, Vince and Prince are listed as having to be adopted TOGETHER - that is so khool! They have also rekhognised their pawtential fur possible Therapy Dog akhtivities!
Here is more proof of what LOVE and KHARE khan do

I took this pic today of a looks to be full blood male..he has a choke collar on and is a bit scared but alet and took a treat from me ....not at all agressive acting

Mom got that pikh with the info about him from one of her email lists

I know most of you remember this dog that we were all so desperate to get out of the Robeson, NC shelter, he looked absolutely beaten down and defeated, and he was out of time at this heartstick shelter. My heart, as I am sure yours did also, just broke for him. ..............................Well, time flies when you are having fun :)...........please take a look at the before and after pics of this boy.........what a change a group of wonderful rescuers and a lot of TLC (not to mention vetting and good food) will do for ones heart, spirit and body.............Meet Van ladies :)

Thank you all, we love each and every one of you for the tremendous hearts you have and the wonderful jobs you do in rescue!!!

Jules and the NBSR Team

Van so looks like an entirely difFURent pup thanks to New Beginnings Shepherd Rescue

We khan all make a difFURence in so many ways!




Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Pawsome pwized you gotted there! Isn't that so much funs! And grate before/after pikshurs. Even though I has seen the transformashuns firstpaw it always amazes us to see dogs become all they can be with just a little luvins and good care.

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a very, very cool post. Thanks to all of you who help these doggies get a 2nd chance.

The Two Country Poodles said...

You got some grand prizes! We love the pupdates...Thanks for sharing them with us.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Uncle Puppy by Proxy

BeadedTail said...

What great pressies you got Khyra! Those treats looked really, really good!

We enjoyed seeing all those transformations and reading the pupdates. They made mom leaky but in a happy way.

Training my Mammoth said...

WOW Khyra!! That's a TON of presents, it looks better than Christmas!

I tried reading about the GABE contest but couldn't understand the directions. I think I'm too sleepy to understand it, but that means it's a great accomplishment! Congratulations!!

There was a big dog show 2 weeks ago in Harrisburg that we didn't get to go too. Layla said that if we're able to go next year, you'll have to tell her good places to take walks for her to flaunt her floof.

Enjoy all your presents!

kissa-bull said...

we love rescue stories wiff happy endings. and oh my did you win some loot of what?? that was the most totally pawsome goodie box we've ever totally deserve it .
the pittie pack

Keisha said...

The prizes are awesomes. :) I love all the reskyews, because I am an adopted dog, too. :)

Life With Dogs said...

It's impossible to leave here without a smile, and today you have outdone yourself. Thanks for all that you do!

By the way, nice schwag! :)

Ms. ~K said...

You really raked in the loot huh?
Good for you and Mom!

I always love seeing, hearing these before and after pictures/stories...All they need is Love!!!
Thank you P for all you do!
Hugs and belly rubs,
Kit and Pups

Jacqueline said...

Every one of those sweet, gorgeous babies are special and are only thriving because of the kind hearts and deed of people like your Mommy, Khyra=all the rescuers/transporters/caregivers are too wonderful for words...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sally said...

What a great prize and something for the leggeds too - how lovely. We were all teary eyed reading the stories of the dogs rescued - we love to see happy endings.

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Mr Koda MD said...

Hey Khyra!

Is your mom and the doggy nanny jealous you get so much pressies?

Glad to hear a donation of green papers was made, I hear they work wonders! Not sure what they exactly do tho...


I like your waterfallfloofness!

See you at the premiere of Westward Ho!

"you better count your kitties..."

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

The cookie picture is hilarious, Khyra!

Great stash you got. And we loved the photos of the happy-ever-after rescues!


Noah the Airedale said...

Yet another great post. Love your prizes too khyra

Noah x

Teddy Bear said...

Wow, look at all your pressies. They look GREAT!!! We loved the updates on all the pups.:) It's amazing what love can do.:)

Teddy Bear

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh wow!!!! You're a very lucky puppy!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We want yoo to know that we never under estimate all the wonderful kind things yoor mom and the other helpers do to help the doggies. it warms our hearts. We think they are very special people indeed.

We are sending love and purrs today to all the doggies who are still waiting to be rescued and rehomed.

Snowie Baby said...

what lovely presents uve got!!
i see woo trying to take the cookies bag from the table!

thank you for letting the dogs have a chance to experience some family love and care.

Alasandra said...

Thanks for the pup dates. We are so glad Vince and Prince will be adopted together. Laska looks amazing. And Gio, Wow. ~AFSS

Abby said...

Hi, Khyra...

Great prize package...

Loved seeing Laska...Me & Mom were wondering about him the other day...Thanks for the update...Laska stole our hearts...

And, Thanks for the updates on the other pups...It's amazing to see the before & after...

Give your Mom a big snuggle for all she does to help our Fur Friends...

Abby xxxooo

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

KHYRA....WHAT KHOOL MAIL YOU GET!!! We loved your post today! All those KHUTE woofies! We still think that you are the KHOOLEST and KHUTEST!

Love, uSSSSS

Yoda & Brutus said...

What wonderful pressies!!

We love reading about the pups in there forever homes - so nice to see that these pups are getting the loving home they deserve! Thanks for sharing :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

houndstooth said...

You got some great loot there!

Those are some very happy stories to start the day with! Thank you!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That's quite the impressive package you got there from Dory and Bilbo - congrats. We will have to check out that cookie recipe.

Such wonderful followup stories on Mom's transport pups - certainly warms the heart to know how much their lives have changed. We hope Vince and Prince have a happy ending to share with you soon too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mack said...

Hurray for all those wonderful people that help pooches!

What great before and after pics!

And what a haul you got there Khyra!!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Miss Khyra and her Mom! Not only is this a beawootiful post due to yourself being features in all of woo floofiness, it is a wonderful tribute to the power of love and caring fur all creatures which woo bring to light! As a couple of re-homed dogs ourselves we are very proud to know woo!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful and Scampi too!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Congratulations on your win!

It's absolutely amazing what some love can do to change a life! I wish and pray all the earth's creatures get a chance to know love!

Yesterday's skyscape post didn't even come close to doing the sky justice. It was breathtaking!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Khyra!
Kongrats on your winning!
It's beautiful to see the pups get the chance that they truly deserve.



♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sure is lots of wonderful presents you received!!! Lots and lots...better than Christmas presents!! You deserve them!!!
The transport is absolutely heartwarming. To see the pictures before and after is terrific!! Makes mom cry she is so happy for the dogs. Thanks to you mom for helping them so much. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

The Paw Relations said...

Wow! What pawsome presents you got!

Remington said...

GREAT presents! Enjoy!

KB said...

Those are amazing before and after photos and stories. Laska looked so defeated before and so proud now. And, Gio... wow, what a lucky dog and lucky family. He sounds like a gem.

Thanks for making a difference!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

BowWowzer Khyra! Such an informative post! Gio is so purty and that sheperd pup at the end--what a difference--his ears were all perked up and happy!!

You sure made a swell haul in the gift department. The treats are the first things we go for too. yumyum. Hope you have a great week/wkend!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

ps-We had a little snow here yesteday. Not enough to stick though. phooey.

the booker man said...

what a grrreat pressie from miss dory and her mama! miss khyra, i looove how in the last picture you are stickin' your schnoz in to try to get to the cookies. heehee.
laska and gio and van are totally handsome dudes. it's so awesome to see that they are doing well and are happy 'n loved!
the booker man

Frankie Furter said...

Hoooray for the Pressie Prize. I can almost taste those biskits from here.

Anonymous said...

Holy CARP! That is one AMAZING prize pack!

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh Khyra you did it today! Made me cry thge Happy Cry! What amazing transformations: Laska, Gio and the beautiful shepherd.,,,fantastic post!!

and we had to check our calendar to make sure it was April, we think it was December 25 in Khyra Land! Have a great Thursday! You made our day, Cheers!!!!

Holly and Khady said...

First, it amazes me that there are people who are so heartless that they could dump their beloved pets. Second, it makes me amazingly happy that their are such wonderful people out there who DO care and WANT to give their love to these incredible pups! God bless them!


YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Wow Khyra, what pawsome pressies you got! Frum woo's pictures, we just know how yummy those cookies are!
We are so happy to see Laska, Van and of course Gio(aka Buddy)! Woo put a huge smile on mom's face!

Sam & June

Jan said...

We love stories about doggies that people have given up on that bekhome so beautiful with love and khare. Thankh you and your mom for all you do for the world of doggies.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Dory and the Mama said...

How pawesome it is to see what a little love and kindness will do to change a pup's life around!!

We are so glad that the GABE pressies arrived safe and sound!!

The Mama and Dory (and Bilbo too!)

Samantha said...

Wow - what differences some huge loving care makes - can't believe these are the same dogs! Congrats on all the GABE loot from Dory! What nice packaging too and lovely pressies! You lucky Khyra! (Wish Ma would make those cookies again - I rully like em lots and lots!)
Big Hugs xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

This is another fun aspect of GABE I love. The prizes!!! Loved the Thankful Thursday updates too.

Junior and Orion said...

Those are incredible before and after pictures! thank good those woofies were saved!!!!!

Looks like you got some great gifts!!!!!!!

Byron y Xinver said...

Hi Khyra, nice to say hallo. Very busy here...

Ginger Jasper said...

That was a very well deserved package you got there.. Pawsome.. Now thos e pictures.. Ohh mum was all ohhs and ahhs.. Look what a bit of loving and care can do. Laska oh how fabulous to see him again and so happy. All so lovely and so lucky they were helped to their forever homes.. Brilliant.. Hugs GJ xx

Deborah said...

Hi, You got some nice gifts! That is pawesome!!!
Your mission is so nice to be driving the pups to their new homes. That is just too cool!

Sychoberians said...

Way to go Khyra, very nice take on your prizes. Enjoy your cookies.

We second everyone elses comments about the rescue dogs. Very great service and so good to see their transformation due to help and love from good people.

Remy and Flash

3 doxies said...

My goodness you gota lotta loot.
I loves to hear your rescue stories and it just goes to show there is stills some kindness in da world. Thank you so very muches, from da bottom of a little doxie heart fur making a difference.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a wonderful post. We love to see the after pictures of all the lucky transports that you have helped on to their wonderful forever homes...
Khyra you are one lucky pup to have such and awesome Mom...
Enjoy all your goodies Khyra...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Hank said...

Nice haul, honey!

Eric said...

Oh Khyra. All the before and after photos of those lovely doggies are wonderful. Paws up and tails a wagging to you and your Mom for making that happen.

Wiry love Eric xx

Sagira said...

Wow, look at all those presents, very cool.

It is always great to get updates on the ones we have helped in the past. Love those blue eyes, just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, that looks like a Most Wonderful GABE pressie! Congratulations!

And ohmigoodnesses! My heart just swelled all up with happiness reading about Laska and Gio and Van. I am so so very much happy for them that their lives took a turn for the MUCH better! I wish it could be that way for all doggies and kittehs.

Wiggles & Wags,

Huffle Mawson said...

Those pups are almost unrecognisable now. Wonderful stuff.

K9friend said...

This post definitely made the tears flow. It is so amazing to witness how a dog, cat, or almost any animal transforms once they are finally in a loving home.

Great work!!!


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Nothing brightens our day more than stories about rescues happy in loving forever homes! Thanks for all you do! Khyra, your prize bag looks overflowing! You are one blessed girl!

Emma Rose said...

This was such a wonderful post. We feel good all over because of the good things you do for our furry friends. Thank you!

Emma Rose

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

Oh Khyra..that pic of the pup in the NC shelter...and then the after pic...

Body language tells so guys rock...TOTALLY!

And that bag of pressies??? Oh was HOOOOOGGGGEEEEEE!!

Saw those hussy er um husky pics of you on Norweed er um Norwood's bloggie...(honestly, how COULD he have passed me up at Mango Minster??????? Blind...totally...)

Do you think I could stop by for some swooshie tailie lessons? I'm just sayin'.....

Kisses, Laciekhakes...

Pee ess Gov. R. finally got over here and pushed the Western PA lilac bloomin' button...took till this week...

But Mumsie's peonies are going to bloom really soon...go figure...

We must have gotten peonies funding...

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

What a great GABE prize!
Those treats look really nice :)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Khyra! What great prizes those are that you won!! And boy, those update stories are so wonderful! It is so good to hear the happy endings for the pups that your mom helps out!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Great prizes there Khyra!! Congrats on the win.. :)

Laska is gorgeous!! It's the things that your wonderful mom does that makes happy endings like this possible!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Look what love can do!

ocmist said...

What wonderful prezzies you got, Khyra, and no one deserves them more! We are just tickled pink that those beautiful, loving dogs got great forever homes, too. The CCC

Josie said...

First, congrats on your presents! You and your mom deserve them!

Second, I cannot believe the difference in the dogs before and after pictures, well, yes I can. Because I do know what TLC does! God bless your mom for all she does and you too Khyra for all you do too!!

You and her give dogs a second chance and I love you both for that. The pictures tell a story that is so heartfelt and beautiful. It made my mommy cry, but happy cry.

We love you for all you do. Thank you!

Much Love,
Woofs and Hugz,
Josie and Blues

Sally said...

You got such a taff mom. Mine starts always to weep when entering a rescue. There are so many poor comerades beeing given up there. Very very sad.

nice woooh

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I love these before and afters!

Cory said...

Grete is so happy to see sweet Van being all he can be...she's been sweet on a couple of the woofie boys she's seen lately, but Van is stealing her heart because Grete was rescued by us from a county dog one of those concrete and chain link runs...poor sweeties.

Mango said...

That was one HOOGE bag of loot. You are so lucky.

I stopped by Charlie's blog to pay my respects. So sad.


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Khyra -

What a pawtastic post! You all got some really nice presents.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci