Monday, August 18, 2014

Kyah.

Last week I didn't have a chance to introduce you to Kyah! 
 
Kyah was in need of a foster home, and even though I've been under the weather lately, we agreed to take Kyah in.  If we didn't, she would not have made it out of the shelter.  Knowing that was her fate,  how could we say no?  We couldn't.  Did you see those puppy dog eyes??
 
She has a silly curled tongue!
 
Kyah ended up being a super easy guest at the Corbin house.  She was so very loving and enjoyed every ounce of attentions from my parents.  She also gave the Corbin his space, which I appreciated very much!  Kyah fell into our routine easily and made her self happily at home while she waited for her real home.
 
Happy Kyah.
 
She didn't have to wait long, because her forever family came along on Saturday!  They saw her adorable mug on the momma's faceybook page and decided they needed to meet her!  They'd been in touch with the momma about adding a second forever doggie to their family, but the right one hadn't come around yet.  Wouldn't ya know, Kyah was the right one!  They came to meet her on Saturday and away she went to her forever home.
 
Amelia's don't like their pictures taken in the kitchen.
 
This made us extremely happy.  Because we agreed to open our home for a few days, Kyah lived.  And now she will not only live, but she will thrive living an amazing life with a great family and lots of kids to love!
 
Happy life, beautiful girl!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Positive thoughts needed.

 
Hi friends.  I wanted to let you know that I'm not doing very well.  The last week has been very hard on me.  I went to see Dr. Mike on Friday and he spent a lot of time with me and the momma.  I'm finally off of my prednisone and Friday I started on a new medication to hopefully help control my back pain, but the transition is very hard.  The momma has also tried some essential oils and massages to help.  The pads of my two front feet are also deterioating.  The momma has been using Mushers to make them tougher.  Because of my ouchie back, I really need strong feets.
 
My quality of life is most important for my parents, so please send some positive thoughts my way that my new treatment plan does the trick.  It's been a rough road, but hoping it will all be worth it if I can start to feel better.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A letter

A post by the momma:
  
To the family that gave up my dog,
 
His surrender paperwork said he was given up because he was too active... he was 4 months old. I would think that was to be expected. Sending him to a shelter where he'd be caged most of the day probably wasn't the best for an overly active puppy, but that's what you chose to do. During his stay at the shelter, he jumped and jumped and jumped, causing him to have ACL issues.
 
Thankfully an angel at the shelter saw potential for him and understood that he really needed to get out of the shelter environment. She reached out to some local rescues and Homeward Bound Dog Rescue stepped up to take him into their program. Two more angels named Heather and Jen came and walked him out of the shelter and he went into foster care with Heather.
 
10 days later I walked into Corbin's life. I was looking to begin fostering for Homeward Bound, hoping to eventually find the perfect dog to adopt into our small family. Corbin was in need of a new foster home, and I agreed. He was everything I didn't want in a dog, I definitely didn't want to adopt a Pit Bull. So I figured it would be a good first foster, because there was no way we would keep him.
 
Within 24 hours, Corbin had settled in so well into our home, and into our hearts. We kept him up for adoption for 2 months until finally admitting we couldn't part with him. I couldn't quite understand how someone could give him up and I couldn't understand why no one wanted to adopt him during those two months.
 
After 4.5 years with this amazing dog, I finally know the answer. I know why you surrendered him and I know why no one was interested in adopting him. It was because I needed him, and he needed me. This amazing dog has changed my life so much, he has opened my eyes to so many things, made me a better dog mom, a better rescuer, a better person. He has been an amazing foster brother to over 30 dogs. He has touched people across the world and changed people's views on Pit Bulls, changed my own views on Pit Bulls. I could never imagine a better dog to be with every day.
 
Instead of being upset that someone gave him up, I'm grateful. I'm grateful that you recognized his needs were beyond what you were able to give him. I'm grateful he was given a second chance by some amazing people. I'm grateful he walked into our home that day and never left. And I'm grateful we've been able to provide to him everything he's needed.
 
He is my heart. Thank you for letting him go so he could find his way to me. He has completed me and my life will never be the same. If you ever think of the crazy brown puppy you dropped at the shelter, I hope you imagine him living a great life... please know he has that, and more.
 
Yours Truly,
A girl who loves her dog.
  
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

More infection.

My puppies got adopted and that was a great thing that happened on Saturday.  But, other than that, Saturday was a very bad Corbin day.  I woke up with a very heavy limp on my ouchie toe which upset my back and made me very yelpy and uncomfortable.  By Saturday afternoon, I went up the 4 steps into the house from my yard backwards.  BACKWARDS.  That's how ouchie it is for me to go up them the normal way.

 
In an effort to fix my immune system and help me better fight off these infections in the first place, we're trying to wean me off of the prednisone.  But, the prednisone is what keeps my back pain away.  So I have to be very calm and careful for a few weeks while we do this.  Therefore, increasing my predinsone to help my ouchie back isn't an option. 
 
 
So, the momma had to think outside the box. She soaked a cloth in some Epsom salts and warm water and put the warm cloth on my back for a while. Then, I relaxed on my living room bed and the momma put a heating pad on my back on and off through out the night. It helped! I slept through the night and my back felt better on Sunday, although I was still moving quite slow and still limping.
 
 
On Monday morning during the momma's investigation of my body parts, she noticed a nasty white patch on the pad of my ouchie foot.  We went to the vet on Tuesday and got an antibacterial scrub and topical antibacterial spray. 
 
 
The scrub has been helping and the momma has seen some results already.  I have to wear my boots when I go out side or when the parents leave and I'm home alone with Amelia.  I like to lick at my foot a lot and apparently I'm not supposed to be doing that.  So, while the parents are home, they like for my foot to have some time to air out... and keeping me from licking is a big issue.  Enter odd contraption the momma made.
 
 
It's a little hard to see, but the momma took a plastic wine cup (it's clear, which is why it's hard to see), cut the bottom out and cut a slit down the side.  She wrapped it in fleece so it wouldn't hurt my furs and laced it with yarn and tied it around my foot.  For reals?  Yea... for reals.  I told her I would entertain this device temporarily, but she needed to come up with something a bit more fashionable for longer term purposes. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Carly2 & Memphis: Adopted!

Our adorable puppies went to their forever homes this past weekend!
 
Memphis even went to a home where the momma knew his new family!  Can you believe it?!  So, we'll get to see him grow up and how happy he's going to make his new family!  She's already received a few updates and he's fitting right in and loved oh-so-much!!!
 
They were super cute and so much fun to have around!
 
Happy forever kiddo's!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Oops!


Sorry, Jessica Rabbit. 
Sorry, Roger Rabbit. 

Rest well in my gravey-yard.

Hehe, sorry, but I'm not sorry. Stay out of my yard!