Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 7:10 AM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
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Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 2:17 PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I love a good fitting pair of jeans. The problem is things have shifted a bit since having 2 kids and I just can't seem to find that "perfect" pair these days. You know the ones that sit somewhere between my butt crack and my belly button, are long enough for my 5'9" frame and give my rear a little lift! Well lucky for me and the rest of you ladies who are searching for that perfect pair of jeans, 5 Minutes for Mom is offering a $200.00 gift certificate to TrueJeans.com where you enter your measurments online and the computer suggests jeans best suited to your measurements! Sounds good to me. Want to enter to? Head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom for details!
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 3:16 PM
Monday, December 10, 2007
And I put up my favorite Christmas decoration...
It is an old window pane with snow men (one snow man and one snow woman, I suppose, in our case) painted on it. They are holding hands, or twigs, and gazing up to the sky watching the snow fall. I hang my icicle lights behind it and it twinkles in the night. I just love it.
And speaking of snow...we had our first snow...
I think this is the only "snow" our back yard will ever see here in Alabama. Gross, I know, but what do you expect from a husky/shepard mix when it is 80 degrees in December. He certainly doesn't need his winter coat around here!
Stay tuned for pics of our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 1:24 PM
Friday, December 7, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 12:14 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
When Otis' family noticed something was going on with his skin, they took him to a veterinarian. They did a skin scraping to look for skin mites and they said the slide was clear. As they continued testing to figure out what was going on with him, his condition worsened. They brought him to see my Mother-in-law at her grooming shop, Puppy Pals, and then to another vet for a second opinion. Low and behold, when they did another skin scraping it was filled with mites! There was even talk of putting him to sleep because his condition was so bad and his immune system was too weak to fight off the infection. His medications include Clavamox antibiotics, s-adenosyl-225, which is an immune system booster, s-adenosyl-100, which is canine asprin, also canine plus- vitamin + mineral suppliments, omega 3&6 gel caps and vitamin E. He needed 2 baths a day at first, then just one, with special virbac Pyoben shampoo and mite dips. The total cost for his up keep is an estimated $700 a month and he needs at least 3 more months of treatment if he is to recover- that's at least $2100. This estimate does NOT include vet visit costs. He came to stay at Puppy Pals for 7 weeks while my Mother-in-law took care of him during the week. He went home on the weekends to spend time with his family. The poor little guy COULDN'T EVEN DRINK WATER. He would stand there in front of his bowl what seemed like forever. They put markers on his dish to see if the water level went down, but he wasn't getting anything. They started giving him his water with a syringe (no needles obviously) by holding his head up high and putting the water right in his mouth. He was a bit fussy about it at first but he adjusted to it after awhile. All he wanted to do was sleep all the time. This can be a normal for adult Bulldogs but not for a 9 month old puppy. He is slowly improving and is expected to make a full recovery, but the vet wants him to continue with his medication for the next 3 months to insure that he does. If he doesn't, then the infection could come back. They can't bare to see this poor little guy go through such a terrible spell again. They are doing everything they can to help him and his family through this rough time and are trying to raise a portion of his medical expenses in hopes that Otis' family receives the best christmas gift ever!!!!!! A happy, healthy Bully and a less stressful holiday season.
Since they live in NY and I am here in Sweet Home Alabama, I figured the least I could do was post his story and a link to the auction on my blog!
How to help...
An Ebay Auction to Help Otis...
HELP OTIS AND BID (CLICK HERE) ON THIS CUSTOM, MADE TO FIT, DOG COAT! EVERY PENNY GOES TOWARDS PAYING FOR HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES! HAVE A DIFFICULT TO FIT DOG? NO PROBLEM! COAT WILL BE MADE TO YOUR DOG'S SPECIFIC MEASUREMENTS!
AND DON'T FORGET THE FREE SHIPPING!!!!!! AUCTION ENDS DEC. 9TH SO HURRY UP AND PLACE YOUR BID TODAY!!!!
CHOICE OF RED OR TAN CHECKERED FABRIC
INSIDE OF COAT
If you would like more information about Otis, e-mail Brandi at firstname.lastname@example.org or my Mother-in-law, Linda, at email@example.com. Thank you for reading Otis' story and if you can help make this little darling healthy and beautiful once again-THANK YOU!
Posted by Lisa Lou Hoo at 6:58 AM