Monday, November 10, 2008

Meezer Monday


Here I am giving Mom Lazer Eyes because she was gone most of the weekend. She was pet-sitting her niece's mother-in-law's poodle. We kind of feel sorry for the dog because he was neglected for the first year of his life. Without realizing it (until later) the lady was at a puppy mill. Someone she knew had gotten a puppy there a couple of years earlier and got a healthy dog, and then the person got greedy and started breeding the dogs out of control. Our friend had the dog for a day when he jumped off the couch and broke his leg. After a $4000 surgery, the V-E-T said that the dog (Danny) was severely calcium deficient because his mother had been over bred and he had also been de-barked by having his vocal cords punctured. The V-E-T said that there were two ways to do it (if someone was going to be that cruel) and they picked the crueler of the two. He now sounds like he has laryngitis when he barks. He was also kept in a kennel the first year of his life, so he can't run in a straight line - if he wants to get from point A to point B, he runs in circles while he is getting there. Mom said that he refused to come near her all weekend unless she chased him down and cornered him to pick him up. She did come back to visit us and take care of us, but she just wasn't around.

Then last night, she was visiting with her nephew, and she came home smelling of something strange. This is where our sister/cousin Dharma lives. But that isn't who she smelled like. She smelled like another strange kitty. Her nephew got a kitten last night. The kitten was abandoned by his mother when he was just a week old or so. He is now 5-weeks old and came to live with him. The kitten is still drinking from a bottle but is starting to eat solid foods, and Dharma is not happy yet, but it was the first night. His name is going to be Einstein. Mom says he has a ways to go to grow into the name, but eventually he will. We think that is all the news that is fit to print for now.

20 comments:

Everycat said...

Oh Lordy! Poor dog. Puppy Mills are just the most awful thing. Some people should just step away from animals forever. Einstein is a great name for a kitten, we hope he does well. Dharma will come round I expect.

*hisses & spits at puppy millers*

Whicky Wuudler

Parker said...

A pox on puppy mills!
"...he has a ways to go to grow into the name..." that made Mommy laugh out loud!

Patty said...

Puppy mills are terrible. :-(

I love your Garfield bed. It looks comfy.

Cory said...

Grrrrr. Puppy mills need to be stopped, that poor little dog. That Garfield bed looks amazing.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We join Whicky in hissing & spitting at puppy mills, and add to it clawrs of doom, whapping, swatting, peeing and anything else we can think of. Poor pup.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That poor dog. How good of your person to go caring for these kids, but you need attention too don't you?!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Wow, your mommy sure has been busy this weekend....however, she still deserves the laser eyes for not spending quality time (ie. 100% time) with you!

~Casey

Forty Paws said...

Puppy mills are very bad indeed.

Maw said that now that Bow has lost so much weight, he is kinda floppy after he gets his fluids.

Luf, Us

Shadow / Molly said...

Oh poor woofie! That is not a fun life to live. We is happy that he gots a good fur ever home now! Dat breeder lady shud be reported and closed!!

DEBRA said...

We juss don't knoos bout dem beans dat run dem puppy mills juss to make $$$$

Juss not rite....

Einstein sounds like a gud name furr a kitty who got furry luckee..

purrs,Abby

Daisy said...

You are very nice to share your mom with that poor poodle. He sounds like he could use the extra attention.

Congratulations to your nephew on the new addition to the family! Einstein is a great name.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

What a sad woofie story! Puppy Mills are just horrible.

Chase

Eric and Flynn said...

That poor little woofie. That was a terrible start to his life.

The Island Cats said...

Puppy mills are BAD! They should be outlawed! We're glad the woofie has a good home now!

Junior said...

That poor woofie! At least he has a good place to live now!

And a new kitten at Dharma's? Cool!

PB 'n J said...

Puppy mills really get us hissed off - they are so very un-kind! We're sorry your Mommy had such a busy weekend, sadly we had a busy weekend too!

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Evie/VampyVictor said...

That poor little puppy... greed is such a terrible bad thing :(

You guyz just haves such a good family all around for them to take in all these beautiful furry babies that needs a little TLC :)

V-V

Boy said...

Oh dear, I'm so sowwy for the poodle even though he's a woofie. But I'm happy he's a nice forever home now. Some hoomans can be so cwuel! How would it feel wike if we were to debark them!

Sweet Praline said...

Poor puppies.

What a neat Garfield bed!