Friday, December 30, 2011

The News & An Award

Thanks for tuning in again. I suppose we shall start with the not so good news and go on to the best news.

A few weeks ago, Mamma was trimming my nails and since I hate that I put my mouth on her hand. APPARENTLY, McIver thought I was biting her so he tried to KILL ME and I tried to kill him back! Mamma tried to break us up but we were too much for her and she got bit 3 times- forearm, wrist and knee. We didn't mean to bite her! She got in the way! She finally broke us up with a broom. She was crying and talking about her hands being numb and her forearm possibly broken from my powerful, manly jaws. Anyways, it was REAL bad. Mamma called the DFA program director where we got McIver, you know. She came rushing over. Mamma said she couldn't handle us both since she's alone now and Julie agreed, after pointing out the bloody handprint on the broom closet. So Julie decided she would take McIver back and he would be the "protection dog" for her 10 acre farm. The previous "protection dog" was McIver's Mom but she's like 12 now and needs to retire. So, in summary, the bad news is McIver doesn't live with us anymore. Mamma is real sad because she loves him to pieces and now she doesn't have a running partner. She will get to see him anytime she wants though. Of course, I don't see why it is that sad because I am the center of Mamma's world again! Yay!

So I guess I'll turn it over to Ma for the rest of the post...


Hi everyone! Mamma Heartbeat here for...

the GOOD NEWS...

We were given an award by Jill's Life. We've been following Jill's Life for quite some time. She is an amazing artist and animal lover. She lives in the beautiful NC mountains just a bit up the road from our house. Her dogs, Zippy and Smudge, are always entertaining. Sadly, she lost her beloved Bumble this year. She has a special love for Bully breeds and we are suckers for jowls and wrinkles too! We want to thank Jill for this special award.

The responsibilities of the Liebster Blog award are (1) To thank the person that gave you the award and link back to their blog.  (2) reveal your top five picks, with less than 200 readers, and let them know (3) copy and paste the award on your blog.  (4) Hope that the person giving it to you will keep it moving forward. 

I've been thinking about you to pass this award on to and frankly we aren't sure. We love all the blogs we read. Everyone contributes positively to Blogville in their own way. I think that we must share this award with Rottrover. They lost their beloved Gizmo in October and they, too, have an affection for the jowls and wrinkles. In a way, we feel this is to honor Bumble and Gizmo and all the families that have lost one of their beloved fur kids. Of course, most recently, Blogville has endured some losses. 

So on a more positive note, we'd like to say Happy New Year to everyone! 

As a tribute to my furkids, I want everyone to know that this has been an incredibly tough year for me personally and I NEVER could've gotten through it without my cats and dogs. They provided comfort when I didn't even realize I needed it. So here is a little video of me & Calhoun "making out"! 

Let's hope that 2012 proves to be much better than 2011. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Velcro Dog and a Sucker

Tomorrow's post will be serious as we have something a couple of announcements. One is happy and one is maybe not so happy. To entertain you in the meantime, we've some pictures and yet another video for you!

Lucy sits here every morning while I am in the shower & drying my hair.  

Calhoun likes to suck on his stuffies. As you can see, he loves his football & his sock monkey. 
Here he is in action...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Hey everybody! Mamma took a video of me and Lucy and her on the couch the other day! We thought we'd share it for Christmas! Just so you know, Mamma was playin' with my jowls to get me to wake up. Alas it takes much more than that to awaken me! 

If you can't play it,let us know. Mamma ain't no tech savy person!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Grace in the Face of Tragedy

I am humbled by the outpouring of support for our friends at Kissa-Bull. I think, for many of us, this is one of our biggest fears. My house can burn to ashes as long as I can get my dogs and cats to safety.

To Sandra, I say, your 5 angels were so lucky to have you in their life. Their last days were much better than their first. They died as loved beings.

To Blogville, I say, you are amazing. I am humble by your love and kindness. Most of all I am humbled by your friendship. Not long ago, I wrote a post about Grace. And, my friends, YOU are Grace.

You humble me to tears.

Our condolences also go to El'bow's family. He was a big love bug and we love the big one's here for sure.

If you want to donate to the Kissa-Bull cause, check out Mayzie's blog.