Honey Hound, In Loving Memory

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Honey Dew

May 12th 1996

Arrival Story:
All of my thirteen animals have been rescues (except Lucy, now in doggie heaven). I saw Honey Hound one morning at the end of my street curled up into a tiny ball in the doorway of a business. I thought she was a puppy she was so curled up. That night as I drove home, she was still there. I went home, got some dog food and water and went back down the street to give it to her. She was hungry. When she stood up to eat, I could tell that she was more than a puppy - and that someone had whipped her recently. The markings were all over her back and flank sides. That day I had borrowed a big Dodge Ram p/u truck. When I went back to get in the truck, as I sat down and leaned out to catch the door to close it, Honey Hound was sitting on the ground looking up at me with such soulful, hopeful eyes. I said, "well, get on in" and she did, jumping over me into the passenger street. I brought her home. The first night she slept out on the front porch (I had a Rotty at the time and did not want to mix them until I had proper time to socialize them). The second night I put Honey Hound in the back outer room with the door open to my fenced in back yard. About midnight she started howling. Afraid that my neighbors might call the police due to the public disturbance, I ran downstairs and let Honey inside. Before I even got the door closed, she had run off. I went upstairs to my bedroom and there she was - buried herself under my bedcoverings. She has slept there for many years since that night - until she got too old to take the stairs in my old house. Honey Hound was diagnosed with advanced liver cancer in the summer of 2009 and expected to live only two more months at best. However, Honey Hound is still with me nine months later and still is enjoying a relatively good quality of life. Sometimes, on a good day when she races in from the back yard, it is hard to imagine within her body she is fighting a deadly disease. I am grateful for the days I still have with Honey Hound, and am mindful that she enjoy a good life every day.

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Woof and Wags from Rainbow Bridge

June 19th 2010 7:00 am
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Well, my battle with that nasty liver cancer has come to a close. I am running now with my furblings whom I have not seen in awhile. We had a big furfamily. I think my furmom really, really loves animals.

My furmom was so good to me. She made me one more batch of my favorite pumpkin-oatmeal dawg-gone good biscuits Friday evening (btw, I still love doggie biscuits!). I think I ate four or five of them the night she made them.

Because I love doggie walks as much as biscuits, she took me on two last doggie walks even though I was unsteady on my feet. I never fell over or collapsed, but one time mommy had to pick me up and carry me into the house.

I am glad I had a good life, esp. after such a bad start with unkind people. And, I enjoyed my last year even though I always wasn't having a good day. The time for me to say goodbye came quickly which was a blessing.

My vet was very kind and loving and came to the house Monday so I could say goodbye at home and not be afraid. With mommy holding me, I just went to sleep and when I woke up, there was Lucy, Angel, Tweety Cat, Sam I Am, Miss Kitty and Precious to welcome me.

Woof and wags to all of my dogster friends.

Honey Hound


Dogster Celebrating Redbone Coonhounds Today!

May 27th 2010 7:54 pm
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Mommy told me that Dogster is celebrating redbone coonhound dogs today. That means me - or at least half of me! I wonder is that the front half or back half?

I have to say, "woof! woof! woof!" That means, "thanks, Dogster!"

Honey Hound
I love doggie biscuits


Visit to the Vet

May 26th 2010 8:21 am
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Mommy did something just awful. She packed me in the car and took me to the vet yesterday. I was overdue for my annual rabies shot. I just don't like going to the vet anymore, even though she is so kind and loving to me. I do object to some of the undignities I to which I am subjected. I obliged her by leaving a sizable deposit on the exam table. It was odoriferous!

Even though I have had liver cancer a year now, I got a good report, considering. The vet confirmed I am blind now. She said I can still see shadows in good light. I could have told mommy this. Now she understands why I have done some of the behavior changes recently. But, she already had been leaving lights on for me at night and put up doggie gates at both stairs. I didn't understand this, but I really do not do well on stairs anymore and mommy does not want me to fall.

After the vet visit, mommy took me to the downtown dog park again. I just sniffed around. There was another doggie who wanted to make friends with me, but I was being very shy today.
So we went home and mommy gave me two pumpkin-oatmeal doggie biscuits for being such a good girl at the veterinarian. Then mommy made me a fresh batch of chicken stew. Yummy! Almost makes up for taking me to the vet.

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