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Tucker and Justice Van Allen - part 8

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2 hours ago, Kay said:

Of course I remember the eggplant - those wonderful giggle toys.  I so hope the weather cooperates and Poppy gets to come home soon.  How fun to have her discover toys - if she likes the "belly band" toy, I'm sure she will like the more traditional ones.

Poppy will have to play with toys in my bedroom unless with a playmate maybe Mandy will stop destroying toys. She is death on squeakers. Justie and Mandy used to each grab an end of a couple toys that are long and would race around the house. If one of them dropped it then the one still running would keep looking back to see if the other was catching up-it was so fun to watch. I hope Mandy and Poppy have many fun years like that. I hope u will come to visit and meet my new baby girl.:wub:

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1 hour ago, Jacki IMOM said:

What a sweet looking little girl she is.

Thanks Jacki. I think the pics were from when she was rescued and shaved down (and found to be a schnauzer). I know they just groomed her again this week, so I wonder if she has any furnishings and more  beard. I wonder too if she has put on weight. However she looks I will love her. It's strange adopting a dog I have never met and there is that slight fear of what if she doesn't like me or the other dogs. But I am told she is the happiest schnauzer the foster mom has ever had and she loves everyone. She also has been well socialized with other dogs. So crossing paws that Mandy and Lucky are nice to her!!

hugs!!:wub:

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Is it tomorrow yet?????

32 hours to Poppy!

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You have already met Olivia/Poppy- when you looked at her picture and wanted her- she instantly fell in love with you - When you meet you will know that your Angels sent her to you and told her all about you.  I would not be surprised if she comes in the house and already knows where everything is. 

I have to do some research -there is a company that makes super sturdy squeek toys- one of their toys is a tree with squirrels in in that the dogs can take out and play with

Can;t wait tosee the homecoming pictures 

 

 

 

 

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Tick tock, tick tock, how slowly goes the clock!!  Macy wants me to buy her a ticket so she can come and meet Poppy!

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I found it ! 

The toy is called Hide A Squirrel and it even comes in size GINORMOUS - It is a tree trunk and the dogs take the squirrels out and play with them.One dog even puts the toys back when he is done.

When you find it to to the company website- think it is Kygen -  they make almost indestructible  squeek toys

Can;t wait to see what the boys sent you !

 

Kathy

 

 

 

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Poppy is so sweet. She did in fact run to me when she saw me, and she went to the toys (behind a chair) and she scratched on the sliding door when she wanted to go out and play in the snow. Kathy u were right-the boyz told her where to find the important things!!

There are 2 issues-one I knew was housebreaking-but I take her out and except when we first got home, she hasn't peed outside, but she has twice in the house. Once was just 20 minutes after she peed inside the first time. They did say the first few days will probably be worse.

Second issue- Mandy. Mandy barked at her in the yard but then they would be fine running around. But Mandy was in Carol's lap and when Poppy put her paw on the recliner Mandy went after her-it would not have been good if Carol hadn't pulled Mandy back. Then Poppy started barking and I ended up taking her out of the room. I was worried abt Lucky with a male dog. Didn't expect this from Mandy but she is definitely guarding Carol who she has separation anxiety when Carol  leaves, so Mandy doesn't want her mommy holding or letting Poppy on her lap. I hope they don't fight. I hope Mandy starts letting Poppy near Carol's lap at some point!

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Can't wait to hear about Day 2.  I know the first days are always hard but they are the first days...

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8 hours ago, Kay said:

Can't wait to hear about Day 2.  I know the first days are always hard but they are the first days...

Day 2 has improvement. I tethered her to me by leash, and when she pees outside she gets the run of the downstairs and my room for a little while. Plus its a way for me to notice any body language changes showing she might need to pee. No accidents for 29 hours!!

Mandy and Poppy chased each other in the snow this morning. :pp_animal_556:It was so much fun to watch. The girls are still having some issues with each other, especially becuz Poppy is still barking to try and get Mandy and Lucky to play. But things are better and hopefully every day they will get along better.

She is such a sweet little girl. It feels wonderful but strange holding her, becuz she doesn't fit in my arms quite the same as Justie did.

Justie  was more compact, and even though Poppy weighs less then Justie did she has a long trunk and long legs (which look even longer without any furnishings). Her tail is so cute! I secretly wonder if part of Amanda's having her nose out of joint is actually tail envy. LOL.

Thanks everyone!!!

 

 

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On 2/8/2018 at 4:32 PM, Sue W. said:

Tick tock, tick tock, how slowly goes the clock!!  Macy wants me to buy her a ticket so she can come and meet Poppy!

Poppy wants a playmate with lots of puppy energy so she hopes Macy can come!!!

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On 2/9/2018 at 11:13 AM, Beauty's Kathy said:

I found it ! 

The toy is called Hide A Squirrel and it even comes in size GINORMOUS - It is a tree trunk and the dogs take the squirrels out and play with them.One dog even puts the toys back when he is done.

When you find it to to the company website- think it is Kygen -  they make almost indestructible  squeek toys

Can;t wait to see what the boys sent you !

 

Kathy

 

 

 

Gonna check out the site. I think it is the same makers of IQcube- Tuck loved that toy. He could get the balls out in seconds and we had to put tennis balls in it instead of the soft balls, just to make it a little harder. Justie was never interested in the cube, I think becuz balls held no interest for him, but for Tuck, balls were his life! This little girl loves toys!! hugs!!

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This little girl is so sweet. She is napping on my pillow right now. Her housebreaking is going great. She still worries Lucky when she barks at him to play, but Amanda is handling it much better, plus Poppy isn't doing it as much.

She has a vet appt tmw afternoon -just to make sure she is okay and to discuss her dietary needs, The foster mom had her on Bil-Jack dry food and I am weaning her off it. It has WAY too much fat for what I want her on. I realize my craziness over fat in dog food stems from Tuck and Justice for years having chronic pancreatitis-and they were never even  on high fat foods . Schnauzers are pre-disposed to have pancreatitis so not wanting to take any chances with Poppy. But I am also unsure of the needs of a 2yo (gonna ask the vet if she also thinks she is around 2yo). It has been 13 years since I have had a 2yo mini!!

i'm looking at a frame with a pic of Tuck and Justice on one side and 'Paw Prints Left By you' on the other. The boyz groomer gave it to me. I have only got through reading it once becuz it makes me so emotional. I love it though. I love seeing the boyz together.

thanks everyone.

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Poppy's vet appt went great. Everyone loved her-and her tail. No one had ever seen a mini schnauzer with a natural tail.

The vet guesstimates she is 2 years old or a bit younger. We are putting in her BD as 2/9/16 (which is her gotcha day and probably close to her BD if she is indeed close to 2yo). She has quite a bit of tartar on her back teeth and the vet says it has to be from her diet while she was on the streets, in a shelter and then a rescue. So I already knew to get her off the Bil-Jack. Since February and March are dental months for pets we will get $20 off her dental (which she is having 3/8).

I had a weird reaction when I got home and took out her papers and estimates, etc. I saw her name at the top and just lost it (thankfully I was alone). I wanted it to be Justice's name on it so badly (geesh, I am tearing up typing this). Then I felt bad becuz I love my little girl and am so happy she is with me. More emotional rollercoaster...

Thanks everyone!!

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So happy that Poppy is settling in.  Of course, vet visits would be particularly hard - you'll always going to miss Justice, but that doesn't make your love for little Poppy any the less.  It's your deep love for Justice (and all the puppers in your life) that made your heart so big that it could include a little girl who needed a home and family.

BTW, I have just noticed how easy it is to type Poopy rather than Poppy - I need to be careful there :lol:

 

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7 hours ago, Kay said:

So happy that Poppy is settling in.  Of course, vet visits would be particularly hard - you'll always going to miss Justice, but that doesn't make your love for little Poppy any the less.  It's your deep love for Justice (and all the puppers in your life) that made your heart so big that it could include a little girl who needed a home and family.

BTW, I have just noticed how easy it is to type Poopy rather than Poppy - I need to be careful there :lol:

 

 

Poppy is definitely settling in. Amanda  actually instigated play once this morning. I got a couple 'invincible' toys (thanks Kathy for the idea-I got invincibles for $6 at Amazon!) and I took the snake out of the box and thought it would be too big for them. But Mandy grabbed one end and walked slowly past Poppy and as Poppy grabbed it they both took off running. Then Mandy went under the table with it in her mouth and Poppy still had the other end, and since Mandy was on her tummy Poppy pulled her out. I could see Justie doing that with Tuck and vice versa. Justie and Mandy always played like that, until Justie started having back issues, so Mandy I am sure will start enjoying Poppy more and more.

They are buds in the big yard. Carol is caring for a friends miniature horses and the horses were running and Poppy and Mandy were running with them (there is only a dirt road separating a side of the horse fence and the bottom of the dog fence). If u can imagine ur dog and a neighbors dog racing up and down the fence barking at each other-that's what it was like (except the horses didn't bark!).

You are absolutely right Kay. Missing Justice doesn't make my love for Poppy any less. I do believe that Tuck and Justie had a paw in bringing this sweet girl to me. I honestly can not figure out why no one had adopted her since she was found August 8th. I think the boyz didn't understand either so they sent me that dream and got things moving way before I thought I would be ready to adopt a pupper.

Oh yes, I have written Poopy a few times and caught it, but I know sometime I won't.:lol: At least on my phone if I accidentally type Poopy a smiling poop emoji comes up so I can catch it.:biggrin:

Love and hugs!!!

Thanks everyone!

 

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Silly girl. No one adopted her because she was waiting for you.  

Angel Tucker visited her and told her all about you and said that when Justice came to the bridge, he would leave the door open for her. 

 

I have several kitties that came to me so I could make sure they got to their forever and ever homes. One was a tiny orange kitten that came up and tried to play with the biggest kitty in the yard. There are no Mommy Kitties around the house so where he came from ????

All I know is that I called my Cat man friend and told him I had a new addition- he came right over and scooped up the little orange baby. 

I just had to share this story- I adopted a one year old russian blue to a woman with a siamese. First time they met, siamese jumped on the grey one and the grey one bit me on the back of the calf. After that they were separated when she was sleeping. The Siamese started lining his toys up outside the door and trying to play under the door.

One day she fell asleep and forgot to separate them. She walked through her place expecting to find fur everywhere- instead she found them curled up together in a big chair sleeping. They work things out

I will send you a lovely post someone on the kitty board wrote about the rooms in your heart and how each loved one has its own room, stuffed full of memories. Right now, Poppy's room is pretty empty and will soon be filled with memories. If I can post it I will or else I will send it to you via snail mail or pony express- whichever one gets to me first

 

Happy Valentines Day 
 

Kathy and the Magical Beach Kitties

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Beauty's Kathy said:

Silly girl. No one adopted her because she was waiting for you.  

Angel Tucker visited her and told her all about you and said that when Justice came to the bridge, he would leave the door open for her. 

 

I have several kitties that came to me so I could make sure they got to their forever and ever homes. One was a tiny orange kitten that came up and tried to play with the biggest kitty in the yard. There are no Mommy Kitties around the house so where he came from ????

All I know is that I called my Cat man friend and told him I had a new addition- he came right over and scooped up the little orange baby. 

I just had to share this story- I adopted a one year old russian blue to a woman with a siamese. First time they met, siamese jumped on the grey one and the grey one bit me on the back of the calf. After that they were separated when she was sleeping. The Siamese started lining his toys up outside the door and trying to play under the door.

One day she fell asleep and forgot to separate them. She walked through her place expecting to find fur everywhere- instead she found them curled up together in a big chair sleeping. They work things out

I will send you a lovely post someone on the kitty board wrote about the rooms in your heart and how each loved one has its own room, stuffed full of memories. Right now, Poppy's room is pretty empty and will soon be filled with memories. If I can post it I will or else I will send it to you via snail mail or pony express- whichever one gets to me first

 

Happy Valentines Day 
 

Kathy and the Magical Beach Kitties

 

 

 

 

 

I kind of thought maybe she wasn't adopted becuz she was waiting for me. I do though wish she didn't have to go through so much before I was able to give her a furever home. I have no idea how long she was on the street, but since she had to be shaved down becuz she was so matted she had to be on the streets for awhile. Then Schnauzer Rescue pulling her from a shelter, being kenneled for weeks and then at least 2 foster homes. This puppy has been through heck and yet she is a happy, sweet and a joyful little girl. Maybe Tuck was protecting her through all of it and that's why she stayed as sweet as she is-she is amazing.

I love the stories u tell abt ur experiences and ur cat friends experiences. I hope u can post abt the rooms in ur heart becuz i think it may help others here.

You always know what to say, my friend.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you and the kitties.:wub:

 

 

 

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY  everyone!

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In case u all haven't noticed...I love this little girl.:wub:

She is a bit better on the steps-she can go down them better then go up them. The outside steps she does pretty well but the steps coming upstairs she goes a step at a time and kind of goes sideways up some of them, then all of a sudden she races up the last several. 

I'm working on making her more comfortable when I comb her tail-she tries to get away. She does the same with brushing her teeth. I need to go very slow with her. 

She is a very smart girl.

It has been pouring rain for hours. We may have storms and it will be interesting to see if she is scared during storms since she is so sound sensitive. 

Thanks everyone!

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When you are young, everything is new and fun- So much fun to watch them ! 

The LBK :albkblink:about eight weeks old that was waiting for me behind the house one afternoon (accidentally joined the kitten of the week club)  is growing up  I spread catnip all around yesterday and she discovered it and rolled and rolled and had a great time. BTW< this little black kitty above could be her. Her name is TROUBLE !

I am finding lots of stories about visits from the other realm so I will rewrite one as I find them to share and inspire you . Names NOT changed except for the author. 

 

"Hi   (your name here)

"My name is Stinky. I have lived in heaven for almost ten years and I met Baby Snickers last night.  He is fine and healthy again, everyone here is healthy, except that he misses you an awful lot ! He got to sleep in God's lap last night and that made him feel almost like he was with you again. I could hear him purr as he fell asleep.

I am a big tuff girl and I watch over the new ones that God has cross over the Rainbow Bridge. I have lots of relatives here. It's kind of weird cause some of them are DOGS ! Can you believe it, God lets even the dumb Dogs come here. I even like then now and Baby Snickers will too. 

I know it's hard but try not to be too sad. My Mom is really sad now because she just lost Sissy Kitty. She cries a lot. I think you will both feel better soon. You know, God never lets people keep us forever. He always wants us to come back to him. It's cause he made us so really, really good. (Yeah, even the dumb dogs!)

Well I  have to go now. I am going to show Snickers where the cream clouds are.  They are delicious !  We run and chase the little mouse clouds and then roll all over them !  Then there are the nap time clouds. God comes and fluffs them all for us. 

I hope you feel better about Baby Snickers.  I am looking  out for him. 

Purrs and Rubs, 

Stinky (last name redacted)"

 

I am going to try and plant milkweed so I can watch the kitties chase the butterflies in the yard !

Does anyone know how I can grab this emoticon for my emails ? I love LBkS

Kathy and the Magical Beach Kitties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Beauty's Kathy
Misspelled and missing words- too much Olympics !

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I'm back !!

I found the printed email about Ghost Kitty, so I am typing it in for all of you to read and enjoy 

People names redacted.

Posted n September 15  2011

TITLE OF THIS POST IS :

 

Humorous and Comforting Tales of Ghost Kitty

 

"I just have to share this with the group. 

As I posted earlier, today is the one year anniversary of Simon losing his battle with CRF. However, my husband and I will confirm that he lives on in our house and we call him Ghost Kitty now. We have had multiple sightings, individually and by both of us at the same time, of a cat shadow passing from the guest bedroom and down the hall (Roxy, our current kitty, is always curled up in her bed when this happens). Husband and I have BOTH heard the cat door to the porch opening and closing, yet Roxy  is with us in the kitchen. I heard Simon plain as day headbutting the door as I unlocked the front door the other evening, just like he always did.(Roxy was in the kitchen). Several times I have found Roxy sleeping exactly where Simon used to sleep, though it's not her normal place and it's an odd spot to begin with- the middle of the hallway floor. And today, I had lunch with my hubby, and he said Ghost Kitty came to visit again ! He said he was sitting on that couch with Roxy on his lap and he heard the cat door open and close and saw a shadow or something go into the bedroom He investigated and there was nothing there. 

Many people might find it all coincidental, but I long since stopped believing in coincidences. We KNOW Simon is still with us and it is such a comfort. We tell Ghost Kitty Stories all the time and our friends love it! 

Just Wanted to share!!

 

Signed,   Pet Guardian, Angel Simon (AKA Ghost Kitty) and Roxy "

 

Hope you like the stories- I stayed on the CRF board after my Guardian Angel Kitty went to the RB to help talk new members off the ledge and share my tips about giving fluids. I also am on the Angel On My Shoulders group for people who have lost a beloved pet and need to share and get support. 

 

Kathy and the Magical Beach Kitties

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Kathy what wonderful stories. I swear I have heard Justice and have caught a glimpse of him. Both boyz visit in my dreams. I hope becuz I now have Poppy they won't leave my dreams. I still need them. But if they do, I know they are both watching over me...and Poppy.

It is comforting to know that Stinky, Tucker and so many dogs and kitties were waiting for Justice and showed him the ropes. Someday I will get to be with all my kids and get to meet the one's I have never met that are also at RB.

I love ur LBK story. Watching kitties play with catnip with such joy and abandonment can only make u smile and laugh. Wish I was computer savvy enough to tell u how to put the LBK emoticon onto ur computer so u can put it into emails. Hopefully someone can help.

I think its wonderful that u stayed on the CRF board even after losing Kitty. When someone has a new diagnosis it can be so hard to know what to do, and a mom who already knows how to walk that road can help so much.

Thanks, Kathy!!

hugs!

 

Poppy has been out in the big yard many times. She and Mandy chase each other and have so much fun. You can't help but laugh when u see them and say "oh Mandy is chasing Poppy, no, now Poppy is chasing Mandy. Mandy is running with a ball and Poppy intercepts her. Then Lucky runs up to them. I can almost here a sportscaster giving play by play.:lol:

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Poppy and Amanda are out running the fence with the horses...and barking like crazy. Poppy rarely barks except when she wants Mandy, Lucky or the horses to play...and that is often. They should be exhausted with all the running and barking. But Poppy will take a short power nap and be raring to go again.:pp_animal_556:

 

Thanks everyone.:wub:

 

 

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