May 26th 2011 4:23 pm
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Status: publish Date: May 26 2011 3:57 pm
Reportin' on the Kirk Puppers
We have been able to connect with cell phone several times this week. The service is hit and miss, due to towers down. There were 2 days we couldn't connect at all.
We apologize we didn't make it to my page to report in again. All of us furs, have crazy paws,runnin' here and there...tryin' to send group messages,crosspost to other groups,answer p-mails on a 1 to 1 basis,line up furs to help with lots, lots of stuff in Christian Dogs and Cats.... Keep track of all our endless scribbled notes.... so we don't end up, too crazy confused.
If, there is an easier way to do all this...we're New and wouldn't know, what it is? Just be patient with us, we have only been around dogster 1 yr. Our Ponderosa Pack thinks "Momma Shawna is SuperMomma! Did anyone see her red cape, go flyin' by, in some of these horrible storms?" So much bad nasty weather across the United States. We are praying protection over everyone,no matter where you live! We are thanking God for all of you, who have come forth to help us try and keep a promise to Momma Shawna. Dogsters and Catsters have Amazin' Hoomans for pawrents!
Old Baby said so, she is very Wise! She's almost 19, it's just around the corner.
Shawna and Bill had an appointment late today to meet with FEMA. Don't know yet, how they can help? Shawna was sick a few days before the tornado. She has to go to Memorial Hall, where they have a makeshift hospital treatment center. The urgency clinic said, she now has pneumonia. They will give her medicine. St. John's Hospital was destroyed, leaving Freeman Hospital. Unless you are in critical condition, they send you to the Memorial Hall. So now, she is barking like a Seal, again.
The cell phones still cut in and out but doing better with being able to get through.
So many hassles with the permit stuff to get onto your property. They did away with the need to have a permit.
They are trying to clean up some debris on the property.
Sure it will be slow going...Some purrs and furs wanted to contact Momma Shawna. The best way to do this is with the following address:
c/o JAYNE MYERS
4507 WEST 26TH PLACE
JOPLIN, MO 64804
This is her sister-in-law and they are staying there for right now. So, if you want to send her a note of encouragement to lift her spirits...Emotions are raw,you're tired, so much to do,
and where to start at 1st.???
Maybe in a week or so, we will have a cell number for furs to reach her. AT&T told them, those who lost everything, they would get them a cell phone. (so they can make the appts.and contacts they need too)... If they follow through with this plan, it will be just Pawtastic and beyond Awesome!
It's been a very BAD BAD BAD week for Horrific weather around our country.... So many thunderstorms,lots of hail,high winds,heavy rain,flooding and awful tornadoes. We have been watching CNN at our house. The weather for the U.S. is more detailed. There were 2 days this week, that there were 50 tornadoes in a day. This spring is listed at the wrost tornado season since the 1950's. We heard last night that 500 people across the U.S. have died this year, resulting from tornadoes.
Everyone keep praying protection over all the purrs,puppers and people across the world. Nothing in 2011 is unfolding as normal....We can not leave without telling you that Momma Shawna and the Kirk Puppers are cryin' and howlin' when we tell them about all the pmails... They said," Please tell them, we are so moved by all the prayers,compassion,concern and love shown our family. We love our dogster and catster furs very,berry much!!!! We miss you all, more than you can imagine... We hope to return,sooner than soon...."
Meowied and Barked by:
Precious,Mazy,Old Baby and Angel Foxie
Took ALL .... 16 Paws to Help Gma Type....
Hugs and Kisses
May 25th 2011 9:00 pm
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PleaZZZZZZ Pray for all the Furs and Peoples across the country who are going through all these BAD,BAD storms and tornadoes.
Our furiends the Kirk Puppers: Copper,Harley Davidson,Haro,Lucy and Ashton are O.K. but, Now Homeless! The Furs were not injured cuz their Momma Shawna laid across them and covered them with her body. Momma has cuts and bruises, but they will heal.....
We found out today that before Momma Shawna got the furs to the bathroom,they were in the hallway. The twister hit and tore the back 2 bedrooms off the house. She shoved those fur babies into the bathroom, throwed towels on them and laid on top of them.
Not a scratch on those precious furs....
The twister took the whole house away, Momma's SUV, trees and everything, nothing but rubble and debris left. We talked to Momma Shawna today.... We know it is very hard right now for them. The most important things are still with her. Her parents,son,husband,other family are O.K. Her precious fur babies...
Momma said,"The hand of God was on her, cuz the twister was trying to pull her out the back of the house, while she was pushin' furs into the bathroom." No power where they are. Have a small MP3 player for AM radio and Bill's Cell phone. Momma's phone flew right out of her hand....
Until Momma Shawna can come back to Dogster, we are trying to help keep the Christian Dogs and Cat Group, strong and stay active. Momma S. cried, on the phone, when she heard about all the pmails asking about her and how things are. She "thanks everyone for their prayers". We have an address posted in CDAC where you can send a note or card to lift their spirits. She doesn't have a mailbox of her own,right now....Or Pmail Baby, Mazy or Precious(she's the cat of the pack).
We know we are falling behind on reading our pals diaries and looking at their photos. We apologize.... We hope things settle down a little in a few days. Our Gpa finally started seeding crop, so our house is kinda crazy...Gma doesn't much care for 9 p.m. dishes, but so it goes....We miss our Groups and playtime! We promised, to try and keep things together, as best we can.... We pray, Momma Shawna can come back to us real soon! We sure Respect and Look Up to all those who lead a group...
Of-da! It is really a BIG JOB! I'm missing my Nappers and Mazy is missing her Hunting. (Teasing, we are just fine...) Miss All of You! God Bless All Of You,
Everyone, watch your weather and stay safe!
Bad year for bad storms....Hugs,Mazy and Baby too!
May 23rd 2011 2:20 pm
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Dogster members have been asking for the Kirk Puppers ID's. Here they are: Ashton 782176,Haro782176,Lucy776648,Harley Davidson776010, Copper775999 and Angel Molly Mae781734. You can send them messages through these ID's. We do not know how long it will be before they will have a way to see them? Please keep them and all the people in Joplin area in your prayers. Can also send messages to Mazy. She will pass them along as she is able... The coming days will be very,very difficult. We know Shawna and Bill have lost their home. We do not know when they will be able to look through the debris. Praising God that Shawna's son,husband,sister-in-law,mother-in-law survived the tornado. Pray for Shawna's furs...They were already afraid of bad thunderstorms. Sure any future bad weather will be traumatic for them.
We tried to call Momma Shawna a little before 4p.m. Daylight Savings. We received Bill's voice mail and left a message. We were trying to connect between storms. They will call when they are able. We will pass new information along.
We are praying they have been able to find their family members.
This morning they had no news on Shawna's parents,sister and her family or her brother-in-law. This tornado is now being reported as the 2nd. largest recorded in U.S. weather history.
Seven people have been rescued today. Wounded count is now at over 400 and death toll is now at 116. CNN is reporting, as horrific as the pictures on television are: they do not begin to show, how badly this area has been hit. More bad stormy weather is in the forcast. Pray for all the people in the path of these storms.
We are answering your p-mails as quickly as we can. Check back with your mails as you are able. Mazy
May 23rd 2011 1:25 pm
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Momma Shawna and Kirk Puppers,Joplin Missouri
SPOKE TO SHAWNA AND BILL ON BILL'S CELL PHONE...11 A.M. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.. THEY ARE ALIVE AND THE 5 DOGS ARE O.K.
SHAWNA AND BILL HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. SHAWNA WAS HOME WITH DOGS WHEN TORNADO HIT. SHE LAID ON THE DOGS IN THE BATHROOM. ALL THAT STANDS NOW IS 1 BATHROOM WALL. EVERYTHING IS TOTALLY DESTROYED.... HER SON WAS IN KANSAS....HE DROVE BACK AND FOUND SHAWNA. BILL WAS AT WORK AND COULDN'T GET HOME.
THEY ARE AT BILL'S SISTER'S HOUSE. BILL'S MOM IS O.K. SHAWNA DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT HER PARENTS,BROTHER-IN-LAW,SISTER AND HER FAMILY. HER SISTER WAS A PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL THAT WAS HIT. THEY HAVE NO ELECTRICITY... SHAWNA HAS CUTS AND BRUISES AND IT VERY UPSET. THIS WAS AN F5 TORNADO. MORE STORMS ARE FORCAST FOR TODAY. BILL SAID, THEY HAD BEEN HAVING THUNDERSTORMS OFF AND ON ALL MORNING.
More storms are brewing in Joplin area. Will try and touch bases again with Kirk Puppers before weather worsens. Will post new information. CNN just reported, that FEMA and State Officials have never seen this kind of destruction. The National Guard has been activated. CNN just reported this is the 2nd. worst Tornado ever recorded in U.S. weather history.
The block by block search for survivors goes on. While the weather is bad and is slowing the search down. Pray for all the people and furs in this area of the country. Pray for all the emergency,rescue personnel and emergency assistance services.
They are doing their very best in a bad set of circumstances.
May 19th 2011 4:13 pm
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Popped in to share pictures of our beautiful Pink Azalea .....My human sis and the 2 grandkiddies gave this to Grandma for Mother's Day.
The Red Tulips are from our yard. They are God's gift to Grandma this year. They were snowed on twice,frosted about 6 times, beat by high winds a dozen times,etc...They still bloomed.... She was so happy! Then Grandma took the scissors, we went and cut about 4 dozen for the house. They smelled so Nice! They are on the southside of our house so you can't see them unless you are outside working in the yard.... She rescued a few late blooming pink tulips this week.
High winds all week,since the rain last weekend. Guess what? Statewide rain is forcast for the whole weekend....1.5 to 3" with some areas possibly severe downpour. Grandkiddies Party All Day tomorrow....Last day of school! Gma and Gpa are meeting them in Bismarck this weekend to take them bowling....out for an early supper. Neither of our small communities have bowling alleys, anymore. The whole family were bowlers. Now just No. 1 son, who lives in twin cities bowls leagues and tournaments.
We are on guard duty...Since I can't sneak in as a service pupper! I know Gma is going to Pet Smart for my food. This means....Extra Treats and Toys!!!!!!! Can I may a wish list,Gma???? My birthday is still 2 months away....
Pink Azalea Mother's Day
Red Tulips from Our Yard
May 17th 2011 3:59 pm
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Sometimes, it is very hard to describe to others what living on the Prairie is like... Our pupper pal,Lexie sent this to us. We are going to share it. This is one of the most accurate descriptions of the rural prairie, we've ever read. If you live in one of the Dakotas,Montana,Nebraska,Minnesota or a large part of Canada: you can relate to this writing on "Rain". Life on the Rural Prairie is so different from many parts of the world. Rural Prairie people tend to talk about the weather alot. The weather makes a huge impact in their daily lives. The weather plays a part in almost every aspect of their lives. Surviving the extremes of whatever the current season brings.
The past decade has brought major changes to most of the world, as what are now "Normal Weather Patterns." If, there is such a thing as Normal,anymore????? Right now we are stuck between rainy stretches and horrible high winds. Results have been: Your Spring Work is a good month to 6 wks. behind. Can't mend fences in high winds or you may eat your barbwire....It's difficult to service and repair equipment in this weather,too.
The tractors,plows,packers and other tillage equipment sit waiting for the weather to improve. All the heavy snow we endured this past winter and now we have Red Flag days... This means the wind is out of control...Sometimes, wind will gust at 45,55,65,75 MPH... Do not burn anything! A fire in these winds can burn 10's of thousands of acres, before it can be stopped. Also, if the winds are extremely bad, stay home! Those winds can and have caused semi-trucks, as well as automobiles to crash.....Patience is a very positive character trait. Doesn't do any good to Chomp at the Bit...The natives (born and raised here) are the Most ReZealant people.....(Gma is only 50% prairie stock. She declares herself a Wussie....)The stories she can tell from the past 38 yrs. of rural prairie life are endless....
Maybe this short writing on rain will give you a better picture of what those in ranching and farming, face day in and day out...
by Kathleen Norris (She wrote the book Dakota)
Until I moved to western South Dakota, I did not know about rain, that it could come too hard, too soft, too hot, too cold, too early, too late. That there could be too little at the right time, too much at the wrong time, and vice versa.
I did not know that a light rain coming at the end of a hot afternoon, with the temperature at 100 degrees or more, can literally burn wheat, steaming it on the stalk so it's not worth harvesting.
I had not seen a long, slow rain come at harvest, making grain lying in the swath begin to sprout again, ruining it as a cash crop.
Until I had seen a few violent hailstorms and replaced the shingles on our roof twice in five years, I had forgotten why my grandmother had screens made out of chicken wire for all the windows on the west side of her house.
I had not seen the whimsy of wind, rain, and hail; a path in a wheatfield as if a drunken giant had stumbled through, leaving footprints here and there. I had not seen hail fall from a clear blue sky. I had not tasted horizontal rain, flung by powerful winds.
I had not realized that a long soaking rain in spring or fall, a straight-down-falling rain, a gentle, splashing rain is more than a blessing. It's a miracle.
An old farmer once asked my husband and me how long we'd been in the country. "Five years," we answered. "Well, then," he said, "you've seen rain."
Hope you enjoy this special entry....Rain and wind is messing with my daily hunting time,too! When the wind calms down the rain is suppose to move in, again...Poop scoop on this weeks weather!
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
May 8th 2011 9:57 am
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I wrote this poem to tell Grandma, how much I LOVE her...
We had a little Mother's Day Poem Contest over at Pups and Purrs. This was so much FUN!!!! Everyone's poem was so unique and different. They were all just Pawtastic! We loved them all!
G obble up the kisses she gives to me.
R ace to the arms that hold and greet me.
A lways plays the games I like is loving me.
N ever scolds me harshly and gives love pats to me.
D elightful adventures taken just with me.
M erriment wherever we happen to be.
A nd I Loves My GRANDMA, cuz first she loved me!
April 27th 2011 12:24 pm
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This morning, Momma Shawna called us after returning home from the Fur Doc. Miss Lucy is Very,very ill...She needs our prayers and support...Princess Lucy is normally very lively and energetic! She leads those Kirk Pupper Boys around by the snout!
Miss Lucy is Momma Shawna's constant companion. She helps keep Momma Shawna fighting her own serious health issues. She took ill very suddenly. Please read the note from Momma Shawna posted below. Help us pray for Miss Lucy's healing....Miss Lucy's dogster I.D. number is: 776648. We have posted a picture of Princess Lucy for you to see. Let's Unite in the Spirit of Friendship and PRAY for this Beloved Fur and her family.....
Thank you Everyone for all your help....Our hearts are heavy with concern and worry... Our house will stand in prayer for our friends.
and Gma K.
MISS LUCY DOGSTER I.D. IS:776648
PRAYER REQUEST AND REPORT ON OUR FRIEND MISS LUCY.....WRITTEN BY MOMMA SHAWNA...
My Lucy Girl has not eaten for 3 days....She has been throwing up....not drinking very much....
Daddy took her to the Vet....Lucy's eyes are
jaundice....Her Vet ran blood tests and tests on her liver. It is not good. Lucy's Liver is enlarged, inflamed, and there is infection, and all the levels were extremely high...*TEARS*...
I am so heart broken, but I have to keep the Faith!
He sent Lucy home with Meds and antibioitics, and if by Friday, she is not eating or showing some
improvement, The vet will do a liver Biopsy to see if it is Cancer....**TEARS**..............
My Lucy Girl, Oh Dear God, Please Protect my Little Girl....
We ask for your Prayers, Please...POWER OF THE PAW!
The Kirk Family
Thank you once, again....
We Love all of you,
We ask God to Bless
dogster and catster,
Mazy and the Ponderosa Pack
April 23rd 2011 4:26 pm
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We just past our 1 year mark at Dogster. We want to Thank everyone for making this past year so very special for OUR PACK...We've made lots of new furpals....We enjoy peeking into your little corners of the world. Gma says for her, Dgoster and Catster are TERRIFIC STRESS BUSTERS!!! All of Us furs, just like to play....We are All honored to call each of you furiend!
May God Bless Each Of You,
Amazing Grace, Old Baby,
Precious, Angel Sassy Foxie
and our forgetful old Gma K.
April 21st 2011 5:05 pm
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Wednesday about 11p.m. we were getting ready for bed, then everything went CRAZY! Old Baby and I started barking and howling up a storm! I had my big SNOZZ pressed against picture window, trying to find a better view...
Cows and calves were out....They were running all over the place! Gpa jumped up,ran for his outside clothes and boots.
The cattle have already done MAJOR damage to Gma's yard.
Gpa chased those cattle on foot,with the 4-wheeler and the pickup,too. He came back for Coke (not drugs a Soda pop)...
He thought he knew where they rammed through the barbwire.
The top row was an electric fenceline. They shorted out a section. It's pretty hard to fix in the dark, but he tried.
Gma and I waited up until 12:45 and then laid down in bed.
We fell asleep...Imagine that? Gma woke up at 6 a.m. and the lights in living room and kitchen were on. She went to look for Gpa...No Gpa!! She thought, maybe he went to sleep in the sunroom with clothes on...So if, they were naughty again, he could get right out there! NOPE, No Gpa!
Gma flew into her clothes and boots,heart racing, fearing a Cow had run Gpa down or Gpa had a heart attack out there... Gpa saw Gma running and looking...He flashed his pickup lights! He had started to the house about 3 a.m. then another cow decided that fence wasn't going to keep her in...He ended up parking the pickup in that spot and dozing a couple hours until morning.
Yesterday it was 47 and sunny in the afternoon. So, Gpa and I went to fix fence. Gma decided she needed to come and see if there was anything she could do? He had fixed the problem area that allowed the Big Escape! We went to another area that we will be using....Ran 3 new lines of barbwire...A neighbor came along and helped us. This area was some fence the payloader took out this winter moving snow for Gpa in the dark instead of at sunrise.
I sniffed out a frozen mole, the big hunter, that I am! I gave it to Gpa...Thought Gma should cook it for me? We walked and ran in the snow,slush,mud and waterholes. I put on mega miles back and forth as I surpervised....Everyone was Super Pooped last night...We may have ALL snored???? I never have snored, but no one was awake to know if I did or not?????
The heavy snows of this past winter have taken down or loosen many miles of fence. (Everyone is in the same boat!) However, Gpa doesn't have a crew to help. He is by himself,except for me!
Gma hasn't fixed fence on a regular basis for decades. Gpa can't, do it all! So, Gma is going to help fix fence. She's gonna buy herself some fancy pliers with rubber grippers. Then Art and Ritis won't be such an issues. She's going to buy another fence stretcher that isn't as old as she is...That's old! Must have been Great-Gpa's stretcher???? Someone stole this huge bright canary yellow fence stretcher out of Gpa's pickup that Gma bought him. She bought bright yellow so he could see it, if he laid it down in the grass....
The cattle are not happy! Everyone is having trouble keeping them where they should be. It should be warmer,drier and grass should be green and growing fast... They are tired of eating hay! The pastures are not far enough along for them to survive well on just grazing. Took double hay and grain to keep them fed well this winter....We have baby moo-moos everyday now....
The cold damp weather isn't good for them the 1st. twelve hours. They chill easily. After they are a day old, they can take some cold and uck on them....The big 130 pound monster born during that 10" snow made it! He is doing well... Gpa has to use a space heater to warm up any calves that are chilled if born at the wrong time.More wet sloppy weather in the forcast!
This is Your Prairie Princess Ponderosa Reporter signing off until the next big adventure.....
Kisses and Huggies, Mazy
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