Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Diamond update! & there's an update to the update!

Sorry we haven't posted sooner, but thank you all for your prayers and well wishes for Diamond's surgery!  She was able to come home on Friday and rested well with my watchful eye making sure she was okay.  She's still not a huge fan of the Corbin, but I put that aside and kept her company all weekend while she recovered.

Diamond's surgery went well.  The vet ended up finding and removing 4 mammary masses, instead of just the 1 they thought was there when they went in.  She's been sleeping a lot and enjoying the down time.  The momma was home with us ALL weekend, which was fantastic because that rarely ever happens.  She wasn't feeling too well either, so I had my hands full taking care of the momma AND Diamond.  The Diva can't be bothered, of course. 

Diamond goes back to the vet tonight to have her recheck.  She has been eating really well the last few days and she looks a little less skinny, so the momma is hoping she's put some much needed weight on!
The momma went up to the Orvis Outlet and bought Diamond a new memory foam dog bed for her to rest on.  She really enjoys the extra comfort and snoozes happily.  Her ears get very cold very quickly, so she almost always has her snood on to keep them warm.
Just don't tell her F-E-R-G-U-S isn't the way to spell Diamond.
Here's a picture to show you that she doesn't snooze all the time.
Thanks to everyone who donated for her care, it's been adding up very quickly and we'd like to ensure the Mr. Mo Project can continue to help more seniors across the country!  If you haven't donated yet and wish to do so, you can Click Here!
We just received news from the vet that all 4 mammary gland masses that were removed from Diamond on Friday are BENIGN!!!!! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Prayers for Diamond today!

We hope everyone had a great New Year!!!
Diamond is settling in well here.  Wednesday night Diamond slept very soundly and comfortably.  It’s always the momma’s favorite to see when our foster finally feels comfortable enough to let their guard down and settle in for a deep snooze.  She’s also growing used to me… I’m still not her most favorite pooch in the world, but everyone loves the Corbin eventually.  She’s getting there.
Today, Diamond is spending the day at the vet office for her surgery.  She will be having at least 1 mammary gland tumor removed and will be getting spayed since she is already having surgery in that area.  Please keep your paws crossed for our old gal today!  

We’ve received a lot of requests from our friends about donating to Diamond’s care.  Diamond is under the Mr. Mo Project, but her care has quickly added up to over $3,000.  The Mr. Mo Project relies solely on donations, so the momma set up a YouCaring page where you can donate for Diamond.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will help the Mr. Mo Project continue to help senior dogs across the country!  What better way to start out 2015 than with a tax deductible donation to a great cause?  Give a little, give a lot, but give today!  Click Here for the link! 
The Corbin sends many smoochies to everyone who donates!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Meet Diamond!

Say Hello to Diamond!
Picture from NYC ACC Shelter
Picture from NYC ACC Shelter
These are the pictures the momma saw on the faceybooks two weeks ago.  Under her picture was a plea to save her from the NYC ACC shelter.  The picture was shared by the Gremlin page. Gremlin happens to live near the Corbin house and her family started the Mr. Mo Project last year.  The Mr. Mo Project saves senior dogs from shelters across the country and they wanted to save Diamond.  They were looking for a foster home around the Albany area so Diamond could get the medical care she needed at their vet.  The momma just looked at her face and couldn’t say no.  So, the momma emailed the Mr. Mo Project peoples and said Diamond could come to the Corbin house.

When she arrived at the vet

Diamond was pulled from the shelter after her stray hold was up and headed upstate last Monday.  She spent a week at the vet office to treat her numerous medical conditions.  The momma and Gremlin’s parents went to visit her often and last night she was finally able to leave the vet office and come to the Corbin House.
One of the momma's visits
Diamond is a little weary of the Corbin, but she doesn’t mind Amelia.  We did a very slow introduction and kept things as low key as possible last night while she settled in.  Poor girl has had a lot of changes in the past 2 weeks, from living on the streets, to staying at the shelter, to staying at the vet office to coming to the Corbin house.  And who knows what life she lived prior to surviving on the streets.

Visiting on Friday
Diamond is currently being treated for kennel cough, mange, a skin infection, ear infection, eye infection and allergies.  She’s on lots of medications and gets a medicated bath twice a week.  She has at least 1 mammary gland tumor that she will have removed on Friday, and since they need to do that surgery, they will spay her as well.  Diamond is about 10-12 years old and was clearly breed many times.  We don’t know anything about her past, but glad her future can be bright.

Finally at the Corbin House.
Diamond is extremely friendly and loves every person she meets.  She loves naps and enjoys walks.  She’s just been at the Corbin house for one night so far, so we’re learning all there is to know about her.  We are all very excited to be a part of her journey and we can’t wait to continue sharing her progress with all of you! 
How cute is that face, though???

Monday, December 29, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Yea, we know, we're a bit late with our holiday wish, but we never got to post last week and wanted to make sure everyone knew we were thinking about all of you and we are so thankful that you read along with our lives!  We'll also have some big news to announce tomorrow, so make sure you stop back then!
Merriest of holiday wishes to you all!
Corbin & Amelia

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Santa Baby

Santa baby, slip a Sirius Republic collar under the tree, for me
I've been an awful good girl, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a deep dish Orvis dog bed, too, light blue
Well, I'll wait up for you, dear, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight, yeah

Think of all the naughtiness I've missed
Think of all the trouble Corbin did that got the momma really pissed
Next year I could be just as good
If you check off my Christmas list

Santa, honey, there's one more thing I really do need, the deed
To my own Rescue place, santa honey
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With bones and bully sticks to give for the shelter’s plea
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing...
A home!
For all the homeless pets, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight
Amelia Grace

Monday, December 22, 2014

Cause, I ain't been nuttin' but bad

I knocked Amelia in the head,
Somebody snitched on me.
Kicked her straight out of my dog bed,
Somebody snitched on me.
Ran through the house with the momma’s bag,
I just thought we were playing tag,
“You’re a naughty boy!” the momma would nag,
Somebody snitched on me.
Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas,
The Momma and Daddy are mad.
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas,
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

Barked and growled at the neighbor dog,
Somebody snitched on me.
Always known as a blanket hog,
Somebody snitched on me.
I scared the momma when I killed the woodchuck,
I really got that poor schmuck,
The big furry thing ran out of luck!
Somebody snitched on me.
So, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas,
The Momma and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas,
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.
I won't be seeing Mr. Santa Paws,
Somebody snitched on me.
I should come with a warnimg clause...
Somebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be so very good,
Next year I won't kill beasts that chuck wood!
I'd start right now only if I could!
Somebody snitched on me.
So you better be good whatever you do
'Cause if you're bad, I'm warning you,
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas.
Previous years of naughtiness: