Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Sharing

I'll be sharing The Xterra later today with these passengersLacey The Rottey Girl already hitting on Cody The Rhodesian RidgebackX
This was the run sheet pikh - sorry it khame out so small - he's khwite handsome
Lacey Lacey who 'they' say thinks she's a lapdog
Mary The TerrorX
The reports from Saturday were absolutely wonderful about them - Irina in GA misses the two girls so much but they are going to furever homes today - and Cody is going to a foster then a furever!
Mary's new mom and dad wrote the transport list Saturday evening to say how excited they are and how much they appreciated all the pics and the videos from Saturday's legs - they are getting more and more excited with each message - they have evFURRYthing ready fur her and khan't wait until later today!
AND SPEAKING OF FUREVER HOMES - look evFURRYone
It's Tula's Twin ROCKY!!!
In his almost officially FUREVER home!!!
Thursday night Mom and I got the above pikhs along with this furry special note from Amy



Rocky's story has another chapter, and I wanted to update everyone. I am waiting for the day when I can finally tell you his happy ending, and I am confident that day is coming very soon.

Rocky has found his forever family. For some time, we had thought that maybe he had found it at our home, but there was always that lingering sense that we knew he needed more attention, more hugs, more petting--he deserved more than we could give him. So, we left him on Petfinder and continued to drag him to adoption events. We got an email a few weeks back, and I just knew when I read it that it was "the one." The family has 2 children, had lost their Akita
recently, weren't looking to adopt yet, but saw his picture and just knew. They live in the Poconos and are a young, active family. None of Rocky's ailments fazed them, and they checked out beautifully. We spent a lot of time getting to know them, and it just felt right. The only thing missing was a friend for Rocky, and when we told them that, they asked how they could go about adopting another dog from us.


Before Rocky could go to his new home, we were dealt another blow. We had a 4Dx done on Rocky "just in case" since he was about to be adopted. He was not due yet, but we felt the need to be sure. Rocky came up heartworm positive (he had been negative last March, and has been on preventative since). The family was unwavering in wanting to adopt him. We followed up with tests, and we found that yes, he is definitely positive, but he has no microfilaria (baby worms), so the preventative was working, but it is not enough to kill the mature worms in his heart. Rocky began medication today, and he will begin treatment in 2 weeks. He is a fighter, and we know he will pull through.


Today was one of the hardest days of my life. We let Rocky go to his new home. I had no idea how much of my heart that big lug had stolen or quite how painful this decision would be. I know now how hard that decision must have been on Debbie last June, but we all want the same for this big boy who just craves attention--and we knew he deserved more than our busy households. I had a panic moment, almost couldn't do it, but I knew in my heart this was the best thing for him. His family welcomed him with open arms, a big bed, loads of toys and a sign noting where his room was (their 9 year old daughter made the sign). They made it as easy as it could possibly be, and we knew he would get the love and attention he deserves. As we left, the tears didn't stop, and even Andrew cried and called out "Cocky, Cocky" trying to let us know that we forgot something. Rocky sat by the door and watched us go. I have that image imprinted in my mind right now, worrying that he is still waiting for us. The family let us know that he did stay by the door, but he also ate and was resting peacefully. We know, with time, he will adjust and thrive.

Now, in an effort not to be too depressing, I want to let you know that after Rocky is healthy, he will hopefully get a girlfriend (we are thinking Kia who is on our website). And, Andrew may have found a girlfriend (their 22 month old, Olivia, who bosses him around like any girl should! ;-).

Please keep Rocky in your thoughts. I will keep you posted, and here's to wishing for that "happily ever after" update to come very soon. :-)


Hugs, Amy
Isn't that GREAT news???

Please furgive the khrappy text FURmatting - I didn't have time to fight with Blogger AND still enjoy my Saturday free time - as well as visit the zillion blogs that khollekhted whilst Mom was at work in anticipation of her being on the road fur a while with Cody, Lacey, and Mary!

BUT as khompensation, here are two videos from last Saturday's Golden Khousins' visit - Video One features the BOUNCING Harley and Video Two was some fun in the snow!

Mom's Saturday shift went okay - she's looking furward to getting bakhk there on Wednesday to see what she did khorrekhtly and/or inkhorrekhtly - the staff on duty in her area were helpful and gave her sufficient time to work on what she needed to do - she's made notes about what she has khwestions about fur when she returns to start her official Wednesday thru Saturday shift!

She wanted me to thank all fur the words of support!

Happy Sunday to All!

Hugz&Khysses,

Khyra


46 comments:

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there PG~
So glad woo khan khontinue to share your Mom in the good works. We like the news about Rocki, too!! Mom got leaki with the Butters video and I was glad I khould khount him as a buddi.
Keep it furri mi fluffi one,
YBG,
Summiiii

Tank said...

Have a safe trip with the khute k-9's.

Glad the new job is going well:)

BeadedTail said...

The transports are very cute! If you're sharing your Xterra, hope that means you are going along too Khyra!

We're so happy that Rocky has his furever home! The news made our mommy all leaky but it's because she's happy but she also understands how Amy feels. We wish him a very happy life with his new family!

ForPetsSake said...

Awww- so glad to hear Rocky's story. That family sounds like a great fit for him and with a little one that already loves him. Those transport kiddos sure are cute - that little Rotties reminds me of my old Raven girl...
Good luck for Wed - I'm sure everything has been going great ;)

Priscilla said...

I was so touched by Rocky's story and am so glad that he has found a loving home. The family sounds so right for Rocky and he will get loads of love and attention from them too.
So glad that your mom got a good start at work and peeps there are helpful and kind. I am sure your mom will be fine there.
That little rottie girl is so cute, if Rosie sees it, she would say she wants it too.

Batu said...

So pleased for Rocky - you do such a great job keeping us in the loop!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so happy for Rocky! Our paws are crossed for him!
Safe travels today, Khyra!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Such great news about Rocky - we just hope that heartworm treatment works like it should - that is so scary.

Thanks for doing the transports - we think if our Mom were doing it, she'd want to kidnap a couple of those cuties.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

The Thundering Herd said...

Harley - Float like a butterly, sting like a bee. Very fancy pawwork there.

Gus said...

wooo hooo...that is a pretty good ending to Rocky's story. We hope he does OK on the de worming thing, and that he finds a girlfriend soon

kisses
gussie

pee ess...we know your Mom did fine on Sattiday

Frankie Furter said...

The Rocky news... really ROCKS!!!
I am so very much glad that the new job is going well!!!

Tucker said...

PLease bring MAx to my home for me to play wif. I can peemail you my address if you can't find me.

woof - Tucker

tula said...

Wootie woot Rocky did it! Finally.. someone fell fur his furry cute cookie face!!!!! yah yah yah. but he'll ALWAYS be my bruddah.

geeshers Khrya, Harley's throwin' punches. woo need sum backup. just say the aroo.

scratchies,
tula

KT and Lady said...

Wonderful news about Rocky. He's been around for awhile and I know how hard everyone worked to find the perfect furever home for him. Now he needs a companion named Bullwinkle and everything will be purrrfect....BOL
We made it to Phoenix and will post soon about our adventures.

KT and Lady

Samantha said...

What ADORABLE passengers you have today! (Well... you always have cutie pies, of course!) So sorry about Rocky having heartworm, but his furever family sure sounds wonderful to welcome him no matter what and even bring in another pal fur him!!! Super duper family! Congrats to all puppers getting new homes! Khyra and Mom: you are so pawesome!
xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon adn Ozzie

Furkidsmom said...

Mom is squeeeing over Lacey! We're so happy that Rocky has a forever home and we will purr for him to have a long and happy life with them.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Cyber-sibes said...

OMD! What fabulous news about Rocky! He's going to have a wonderful life with his new furever family - they sound perfect. We'll keep paws crossed the heartworm meds do the trick. That is pawsome news!

Aww, another batch of cuties!!! we just never know what we'll see on your bolg, MFT, abut its always good!

jack & moo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Khyra!
I hope everything goes well to Rocky!
Sure your mom is excited with her new job! I know there will not be lots of incorrect things!
Happy transport!
Happy Sunday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

ILoveMyDogandMy Music said...

Emma and I are pulling for Rocky. What a great looking dog..I love the story you told. These stories always bring tears to my eyes.
Have a safe trip..

Sierra Rose said...

Bouncing Harley! Great video! And, of course, fun in the SNOWWWWWWW :)
Super to see the the happy passengers ready to head to their forever families, and great news on Rocky finding a forever!
Hope your mom finds some relax time before the start of the week :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY for the darlins' that have found loving forever homes. We continue to purray for all kitties and woofies who are homeless.....they all deserve loving homes, too.

xxxxxxxxxxxx

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Khyra, Merdie and Mom,
What a GReat group you have for transport. Dad says he knows how Amy feels about Rocky leaving for his new furever home, that's why he flunks Fostering 101 and also why there are 11 of us dogs living here. It's bit chilly down here today but at least we don't have to deal with any white stuff. The water bowls are all froozed though and dad says it's too cold for being outside so we'll be enjoying the warm inside and maybe watch the games. As New England fans we really want that Pennsylvania team in Pittsburgh to thrash, annihilate, destroy, clobber and humiliate that New York (not York) team. Just sayin'. OBTW: We LOVE Merdie.
- TBH&K

Winnie said...

Rocky's new family sound lovely. I'm sure he'll be loved lots.

Sam said...

We love the happy stories, and always look forward to reading them!

Sam

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Momma feels exactly the same as Amy. She misses Olivia but knows she is in a grrreat home. Just as Rocky is.

What a group of cuties. Hope you have a safe road trip!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

K9friend said...

Adorableness overload with those darling fur kids! Great news on Rocky. I'm sure he'll adjust quickly to his forever home. Been thinking about Mom and the new job. So glad to hear it's going well!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Thor said...

I'm so happy to hear this news about Rocky. Hope he has a wonderful life! What a cute transports today!

Kari in WeHo said...

If I were your mom, I might have stolen Mary

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Remington said...

Great news! AND again, thank you for all you do, my friend!

Huffle Mawson said...

Mum's rottie Max who weighed 45kg thought she was a lap dog too. Yay for Rocky!

Wyatt said...

Rocky has had a tough go of it. So glad he has a furever home :)
What a great support team he had!

Wyatt

Sagira said...

Wow...what cuties!

And that is some great news. :)

Holly and Khady said...

Hope you had a safe trip. What adorable pups!

We are very happy for Rocky. We hope his treatment goes well and he is free of those nasty worms furever!

Holly

mrd23 said...

Dear Khyra and Amy,
thank you for looking after Rocky so well and finding him a fabulous home. How hard it must have been to say good bye :(
loving slobbers,
Digby

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love the transport pups!!! So you came close to us? That's why I felt better today!! Thanks!!! We love the videos...Harley and Khyra are really having a ball and outside Khyra is doing zoomies in the snow!! Merdie is taking it easy and we don't blame her. Thanks again so much for the transports....we really do think you have angel wings many times over! We are also glad that Rocky finally got his furever home and hope the treatment for those heartworms goes quick and is very successful! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Quite a bit of happy news. Thanks for sharing it. They are all so cute and it's good to know when they get a home.

Tanuki Maxx said...

That's really great news about Rocky!!
Happy to know that things are going well for mom at work!

Happy Sunday!

Cheers,
Maxx

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, Rocky is so cute!!! And that's great news that he has a new home.

Travel safe!

Pepsi Bum said...

I'm very happy for Rocky, and his new furmaily - they sound most wonderful!
The puppies are adorable too! Have fun with the transports! :)

Super glad that the new job is going wonderfully!

Woofs,
Pepsi

KB said...

The story of Rocky was a tear-jerker in so many ways. Thanks for sharing it. I hope that he thrives, and I bet that he will with so much love showered on him.

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

That Mary looks like a baby black labbie, Khyra!!

And how was Lacey girlie?? Did she make smoothies in the back??? She was a most attractive puppers!!!

We read that about dear Rocky...oh my...how Amy must love that dog to be able to give him up if she thought it was best for him...all three terriers close their eyes and say a silent prayer for Rocky...)

Now, Khyra...we're blowing the rest of that freezing Artic aire in your direction...you have a heck of a lot more fur than we do....

Khisses,

Lacie Khakes!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I am so excited for Rocky! I know how hard it can be for the foster family, too though!

i'm really glad the new job is going well. I hope you take some time for yourself!

The Thuglets said...

Thats absolutely brillo paws news about Rocky and his furever home! Pawscrossed he is soon happy and settled.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

mayziegal said...

Oh, I didn't come by yesterday so I just read the news abouts Rocky! YIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! Oh, I am so very much happy for him. It sounds like he really, truly found his Most Perfect Home That Ever Was! I know it was prolly awful hard to let him go but they did the best thing for him and he will ALWAYS thank them for it.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

we're happy to hear that Rocky got a home?
we had paws crossed for that
love
tweedles

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Khyra -

We are soooo glad that Rocky found a forever home!

We are also glad that your Mom has found a job and that it is going well for her.

Love -

Hershey, Kaci and Mama