Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Shirt

While Mel looks quite dashing in his new shirt, getting his summer cut a week or two early is the reason he's wearing a shirt at all! This happens every year. For about a week or so, the weather will be in the 70s. Just as soon as I cut Mel's hair, it turns cold again. Luckily he only needs to wear a shirt for about a week before it's warm for good (at least until September).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The HSHV's Walk & Wag was a huge success

I would like to thank everyone for their contributions and/or participation in this year's Walk & Wag fundraiser. The Humane Society of Huron Valley was able to raise a grand total of $121,200! We couldn't have done it without wonderful people like you. Thanks again.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Introducing.... LOLA

Originally uploaded by MAULI*
This is Mel's little friend, Lola.

Happy Memorial Day

Nice sweater
Originally uploaded by reneetellezphotography
Even though we love taking Fido everywhere we go, parades and big crowds aren't always the best place. Pets can be stepped on and frightened by all the people and loud noises. So keep your pets safe and leave them at home.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Milan Area Animal Hospital

If you live in SE Michigan and are looking for a quality vet clinic, this is the place to go! The doctor is honest, affordable and will take the time to discuss all options of care for your pet. The staff are well trained, compassionate about animals, very friendly and have tons of patience (which is great, since I have a very naughty dog).

If you don't live nearby, (or even if you do and just want that convenience), you can order supplies from their website at: Milan Area Animal Hospital. So, check them out! You'll be happy you did.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all the Moms (and dads who act as the moms)
a Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Before I Was a Dog Mom, a poem

Before I Was a Dog Mom
(author unknown)

I made and ate hot meals unmolested.
I had unstained, unfired clothes.
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
even if the doorbell rang.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I slept as late as I wanted

And never worried about how late I got to bed

or if I could get into my bed.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I cleaned my house every day.

I never tripped over toys, stuffies, chewies

Or invited the neighbor's dog over to play.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I didn't worry if my plants, cleansers,
plastic bags,
toilet paper, soap or deodorant
were poisonous or dangerous.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I never had been peed on

Pooped on

Drooled on

Chewed on

Or pinched by puppy teeth.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I had complete control of

My thoughts,
My body and mind.

I slept all night without sharing
the covers
or pillow.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I never looked into big, soulful eyes and cried.

I never flet my heart break into a million pieces

when I couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew something so furry and four-legged

could affect my heart so deeply.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I had never held a sleeping puppy
just because I
couldn't put it down.

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night

every 10 minutes to make sure all was well.

I didn't know how warm it feels inside
to feed
a hungry puppy.

I didn't know that something so small
could make 
me feel so important.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I had never known the warmth,

the joy,
the love,
the heartache,

the wonderment
or the satisfaction
of being
A Dog Mom.