Grunt's Adventures

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Thanks everyone!

April 9th 2013 1:22 pm
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Mom is feeling much better! She said my Jolly Ball did the trick! She took us for our usual walk and playtime. It was beautiful out again! 64 degrees! That's a real heat wave here! Me and Darcy were panting! Mom didn't take her HD out today. Said she has to get bedroom ready for grandmom! I like her!! She gives me treats! Mostly pretzels! Yumm!!

 

Mom's Mortocycle

April 8th 2013 3:57 pm
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Sooooo, we woke up this morning and the sun was shining! OMG!!!! Mom took us for a walk, then to the playground. Mom said, come one guys lets go get breakfast. She make her eggs, Spam and bagel combo. Me and Darcy got some eggs and Spam - YUM!!! Then mom got her jeans and coat out and this thing called a helmet. Hmmmm... Then mom went out to the shed and rolled her motorcycle out. Put on her helmet and coat and vrooom, away she went! Hey! It's nice out what about me and Darcy! Well dad worked last night so he was sleeping - NO FUN! Then we noticed that mom left the slider open for the deck. And she put out our pillows and blankets to lay on! Aaaaahhh!! Well, what seemed like forever, mom came back home. She put Darcy's collar on and we headed back to the playground! Yea!!! Darcy did this crazy bunny hop around mom when mom got her collar and lead. She's just about silly! :):)

We got back in the house and mom said her hip was killing her. Some kind of nerve pain. Mom was hoping the ride on the motorcycle would help. It didn't. Well I felt mom didn't need compression therapy, and that she should throw my ball in the house (she does it all the time). Mom said, no Grunt, I'm hurting. Mom never hurts so I laid upside down while she layed on the floor with her feet on the chair. I got up and got one of my Jolly balls with the rope through it. I brought it to mom, she put it under her owie hip. Told me it felt better and gave me a hug and kiss. I laid on the floor and then the deck on my pillow with my cow toe. Then dad woke up for a little bit, mom was watching her recorded Big Bang Theory when he came into the living room with us. Soon enough it was time for mom to go to work. She said her hip was feeling much better and that I was a great nurse to her!

 

Thanks HQ!

April 4th 2013 11:01 am
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I got Diary of the Day! Whooo hooo! :):) Had company visit this morning. His name is Jimmy, he's mom and dad's new insurance agent. Young kid by our standards. And guess what? He smelled of puppeh! Told mom that he's got a black lab puppy! Knew he was a good person when I got my first whiff of him! :) I was a good boy while mom and Jimmy walked around the house. When he sat down to fill out the paperwork I layed in front of him! He asked mom if I was a pitbull. Mom said yup, the nicest one you'll ever meet! Told him about me passing my CGC because of possible homeowners insurance problems later in life. Jimmy said, ah, we don't ask what breed just want to know how many. Works for mom! :)

After Jimmy left, me, Darcy and mom went for our walk. It's supposed to warm up to 50 today! :) What???!! Well mom saw some of her daffodils were starting to come up. There's hope she says! It is a lot warmer. We stayed in the playground for almost 2 hours! Darcy was rolling in the grass and just happy as could be. Me? Well mom threw my chuck-it ball and I would lay on the blanket chewing my ball like its bubblegum! :)

 

Missed it!

March 31st 2013 4:42 pm
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Yesterday was the first day that mom didn't check out the Diary's page. And wouldn't ya know it I was selected! Ooops!! Belated thanks HQ!

Yesterday was beautiful outside and me, Darcy, Mom and Dad stayed outside almost all day! Mom left me and Darcy in the playground and her and dad were messing with fencing. Me and Darcy were chillin in the sunshine!!! It was sunny!! We were walking around dazed from the warmth! It felt soooo good! Then mom went to work and I kept dad company for the night. That's my job! To make sure whoever is in the house isn't lonely.

Today mom took us for a walk, on the way back she made a left turn and said come on guys let's go down here! Yippeee! New ground to explore. Turns out the trail is called a "pipeline" and it leads right to Potato Creek! Mom said it's so much closer to the house and getting to the creek wasn't bad at all! That means we can go on this trail to swim! It's not the swimming hole that we went to last year, it's better! There are several low spots we can hang out and go swimming at! Mom really likes this spot! Says nobody will be there and I'll be able to go swimming without a lead on! Yippeee!!

Now it's raining, windy and just plain yucky outside! Mom's at work, dad got home late, he's got a screwy schedule this week he said. So I'll just stay by him so he doesn't get lonely!

 

Sleep

March 27th 2013 3:17 pm
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Mom had a headache and got up at 5am. She moved the the sofa and reclined the end back. I did my compression therapy. Mom woke up feeling much better. So much so that we went for an awesome walk and played in the playground for a long long long time!! I got to run after my chuck-it ball and Darcy did her thing.

However mom is obsessing over a dog in a rescue. His name is Freckles. This is the rescue site with his information on it. WARNING - it is VERY GRAPHIC and DISTURBING...

http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/FRECKLES.html

Mom wishes the person(s) who did this could be caught. But unfortunately we all know the chances of that are very slim. Luckily Freckles is in SC (he was rescued in MD) and in amazing care. He seems to have a will to live, considering all that's been done to him. Please keep Freckles in your thoughts and prayers.

Mom's been following him on FB, there are current updates on their page. Sad.. :(

On a lighter note, mom has been looking at cameras, not the cheap ones either! She's confused and has a bunch of questions about them. She's got about 2 pages of questions for a friend of her's that is a professional photographer. Mom does pretty good with the little one she has (note my latest Bunny pics) but is drooling at the idea of a better camera where she can focus on the subject and the remainder is blurred...just one of her obsessions....

 

Whew!

March 26th 2013 2:42 pm
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It's been busy around here - well for mom it has! She's been on the phone like ALL the time! She was on the phone for hours yesterday and FINALLY took us for a walk. We didn't get to play in the playground - snow and ice. So we got back home and mom got back on the phone! What gives?

I barked at 5:30 this morning and woke up the house. Don't know why. Then mom got up around 7:30 to take the trash out, we all went outside to potty. Then mom came back in the house and crawled back into bed! Hmmpf! I was ready to lay on the bed! We all fell back to sleep for another hour and then mom got fijity. Mom took her shower and me and Darcy waited patiently for mom. We figured she would be on the phone again. Well mom said, lets go! And took us for a walk. Came home, fed us and then mom went to the basement to look for some papers. She found some of them sat at the table for a while and then said, lets go play! So she took us outside to the playground. Mom said looking at the papers made her remember some not-so-good times. Turns out dad's uncle (who die a long time ago) had a life insurance policy. Mom had to find the paperwork from dad's uncle passing and dad's dad passing. The insurance co wants the names of any other living heirs. Well dad has a brother who mom and dad don't talk about. Mom said he's a bad person and doesn't know where we are. Anyhoo, mom was kinda mad (bad memories) and needed to clear her head so we went to the playground and played!! :):)

We got back in the house and mom started to set up the walk-in shower. Uh oh! Bath time! Gaaa!! Runnnnnn!!! Well Darcy went first, got all sudsy and then rinsed. Mom gave her a great massage with the towel! Then it was my turn. I got a bath and got the zoomies! Mom said she had enough time to eat lunch and get ready for work. The papers are still on the table. Then the phone rang - dang! Turns out it was dad calling mom to let her know the prison was on lockdown. Mom loves lockdown! There was a fight last night when mom was on duty and a big fight (4 on 1) today. So the Warden locked down the prison. Mom has a feeling it won't be all night. But that's alright.

So mom only used the phone once today - and it was dad... whew!

 

Guess What??

March 25th 2013 5:57 pm
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Woke up and it was snowing! Gee there's a shocker! :) We got another 3 inches of snow, then it warmed up, it has not stopped snowing yet. But it's warm enough that most of it has melted! I really would like to see the sun. The sun came out yesterday and after our walk moms head started to hurt. She took her magic pills and sat with her neck massager on her. I gave her compression therapy while she was sitting. Mom says I'm her therapy dog!! I'm so calm and stay literally on her when she's not feeling well.

Mom came home last night and felt much better. She said her magic pills help, but I'm the best magic! :):)

 

Weather blahs...

March 24th 2013 6:09 pm
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It was nice today. The sun was out. It was warm! We played in the playground, but I still got a rash from running through the ice crusted snow that's left. Mom told me to enjoy it that it's supposed to snow again tonight! Really!! I'm getting tired of this weather. Mom said when it warm out we're all going hiking this year. Now that mom's got her foot in good shape we're hitting the hills around here! But not until the snow is gone and it warms up.

So when I wake up tomorrow and see the snow I'm going to go blahhhhhh.... I'm ready for spring. :(

 

Chained Dog No More

March 21st 2013 7:53 pm
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He's got a name. Ringo. I went to see him this afternoon. After I went and bought 2 bags of dog food. I asked for the investigator, introduced myself and asked to see the dog. The investigator, Joanne was very nice. I liked her from the get go! She went to get the dog and I went and brought in the dog food. I asked the lady behind the counter what the adoption fee was as I handed her my check for $100.00. She said $45.00, then said "wow!" when she saw the check. I said, "I want to sponsor the dog that Joanne is bringing out, in other words I want to pay for his adoption fee." The lady looked totally confused and said this is too much. I said, "Well I guess he's paid for - twice. Please find him an amazing home, he deserves it" She nodded and said, "Absolutely, thank you so much, this is wonderful." Then Joanne brought the pup out. I say a pup because he still has that pup face. He's approximately 1 1/2 years old. And all puppy! Loving the attention. We went outside and I took a few pictures of him. Joanne said they named him Ringo. He has a name!! Finally! Finally I got my hands on him, I looked him in the eyes and said, "Hey Ringo I've been watching you for a long time buddy! Now your safe!" He jumped up and gave me a lick! I ran my hands along his sides, ribs, lots of them under his dull coat. I said, skinny huh. Joanne said, yea I rated him at a 3. He stunk to high heaven, Joanne said I've gotten alot of chain dogs in my career, but this boy stinks bad! She said she would've been a bit lienient had she seen paw marks like the pup was trying to get into the dog house. But there was none. I said all he did was lay down. Imagine that, havin 3-4 feet of chain to eat, sleep and do your potty with! So he layed in is potty all the time.

Joanne told me about the lady at the house. She said she was apologetic, but became the person who everyone with a dog problem gave their dog to. That she was looking for homes for all of the dogs that she has. This is the sad part. Last year she spoke to the previous investigator (I called because the pups had no shelter that time) said he would help her place the dogs in homes. He NEVER got in touch with her again!! He was fired and there was big noise over it, the joys of small towns! So she was "stuck" with all of these dogs. She said that she had another dog in the house that someone gave her. It has anxiety issues. I saw the pup (maybe 6 mo) today, another GSD mix.

I gave Joanne my background, about my rescue and working with cruelty cases in FL with my local SPCA. Turns out she knows friends of mine! They have the first disaster animal response trailer in the south. The HS and ASPCA have duplicated the trailers they've made to help during disasters. Turns out Joanne responded to many hurricanes and fires that the DART team came to. I told her call so and so and ask about me please. Joanne and I had a great visit. Ringo settled down and actually sat and seemed to be listening to us. He's got his shots and wormed. He's currently in Isolation. Next step is a bath. He did have a patch of hair about 1 1/2 inches wide and 5 inches long missing on the top of his back. But now he'll get the care he needs and will find a home quickly. One good thing about this area is that black cats and dogs get placed quickly here!

We discussed the remaining 3 dogs chained, and the other pup in the house. I told her I was concerned to pursue complaints later if she's going to continue to bring replacement dogs in. Joanne didn't get the feeling that she was going to rotate dogs. She said that they only had room for 1 dog at the SPCA or she would've taken all of them. I gave her my phone number and told her. You get the other 4 dogs and I'll sponsor them also. Their adoption fee will be paid in full. She was blown away. She took Ringo back inside and I waited for my receipt. I told the lady inside the same thing. There are 4 more dogs at this property. 3 on chains and one inside. If they come here I will sponsor them also.

Oh yea, I also told Joanne about the boxer and GSD that I put hay in their boxes. She agreed that if it happens again to call and we'll come up with a plan - legally to try and have them surrender those dogs.

I know spring kitten season will be here soon enough. Hopefully, if it ever stops snowing, spring will be here soon and the dogs won't be cold anymore, at least not until fall. So I've got a timeframe to try and get the dogs out, so they can all have new names and new lives.

 

Battle ahead, I can just tell...

March 20th 2013 11:47 am
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So mom and dad went shopping today! Hmmmpff! That mean me and Darcy didn't go for our walk in the morning! Mom came back and she was mad! Turns out where the 3 chained young dogs are there was another younger pup tied to the porch! Uggghh!! Well mom and dad are going to the SPCA tomorrow and will talk to the investigator again. Not that there is much they can do right now, but like everything dumb. Give them enough rope (the people) and they will hang themselves!

At least when mom and dad came home from shopping me and Darcy went for our walk. It was a short one but I still got some sniffs in and left a few p-mails. :) Mom said she had to walk us to calm down - :):)

 
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