Nicknames: Foxy Roxy, Baby Girl, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Rox, Roxanne, The Little Yapper
Birthday: February 22nd 2005
Likes: Sitting in Mom's lap, playing ball, going for rides in the car, treats, sleeping under the blankets.
Pet-Peeves: Being left by myself, THE VACCUM, rain, snow, people I don't know in my house, getting toenails clipped, not getting treats when I want, not getting all the attention I deserve.
Favorite Toy: Balls, my stuffed pink elephant & my tug of war rope. If it's on the floor it's mine isn't it?
Favorite Food: Cheese, yum yum I love it!!! Tiny T-bone treats, pig in a blanket treats
Favorite Walk: I like playing in the backyard and running wild and free at my furcousin's in the country
Best Tricks: Walking on my hind legs, setting up and saying please, dancing in a circle, jumping up into Mom's arms, high five when the World Champion Indianapolis Colts make a touchdown!!
Arrival Story: My Beagle, Missy, that I had for 16 years, had just gone to Rainbow Bridge. I was broken hearted and lost. My daughter bought Roxy from a breeder, who shows Toy Fox Terriers, when she was 8 weeks old and gave her to me. She said having another dog was the only thing that was going to ease the greiving. She was right. I fell immediately in love with Roxy, and the rest is history. She's been my Baby Girl every since. She is the first "toy" breed I've owned and I am totally sold.
Bio: Roxy is so much fun. She loves doing tricks and being the center of attention. She is very loving and loyal. She can stand flat footed and jump 3-4 feet in the air. That's where her motto, "I can jump to the moon" comes from! She loves to ride in the car. Everytime I pick my purse up she runs to the garage door and starts jumping. At Walgreens drive thru they give treats and as soon as we pull in the parking lot, she is in my lap sitting up pretty for her treat! Everyone there loves her. My life is vastly improved because Roxy is in it!
Mama and I spent the week-end with our friends Bev and Bitsey, helping her clean up from the recent flood. Mama's old hometown is sure a mess. We would like to say again, any fur's family that can, to please donate to the American Red Cross and earmark the donation for the Indiana floods. The Red Cross has done so much for the people who lost so much.
Bev's backyard still has some flood water in it standing in little pools. There is no way to get rid of it. It is really, really nasty and smelly. Mama never in a million years thought I would get in it. Afterall, I don't even like to go out in the rain! Welllll...I rolled in it. Yes, I did, I rolled in it. I don't know what made me do it! I was covered from head to tail (what little tail I have) in smelly black slime!!! Mama freaked! Not a pretty picture!! I had to be washed 3 times to get clean and get rid of the smell. And all the while, Mama was telling me just what she thought of my little escapade.
The next morning, Mama noticed I had broken out in hives and I felt hot all over. I just wasn't acting my usual energetic self either. So off to the emergency vet I went. He said I had a fever and I was having an allergic reaction to something. He wanted to know if I'd eaten anything different. Well, noooo, just maybe nasty, slimey, stinky, flood water. Even if I hadn't swallowed any, I sure had been covered in it. The vet said that probably did it. No one knew what all was in that nasty stuff!
So I had to get 2 shots. I wasn't too happy with that, but Mama said I had brought it on myself and to be good! I had to have alcohol sprayed on my paws, (who knew that would help bring down my fever?) and then sit for half an hour with cold packs on my back, to make sure I didn't have a reaction to the shots!! Wow! Then for the next 24 hours, I had to have the alcohol spray every hour and cold packs on and off every so often. Mama also had to get me kid's Benedryl, and I take it from a syringe every 6 hours.
My fever went away after about 26 hours, but I still have some hives. They are going away now too. I still take the Benedryl for 1 more day. I'm happy to report that I am taking my medicine really well and I'm back to my old self. So I'm saying all's well that ends well. Mama is saying I had better have learned my lesson!
We have to say a sad good-bye to Chico. He was Bev's nephew's Lab. Poor Chico drowned in the flood. Chad was at work when the flood came and Chico was home alone. I had played with Chico many times in Bev's backyard. At first I was afraid of him because he was so much bigger than me. But he was very gentle and Chico, Bitsey and I used to play chase all over the yard. Bitsey and I sometimes ganged up on him for a game of tug of war. He was great fun. We will miss you big boy.
Just spent 4 days at my furcousins, Stella, Ozzie, and the dreaded hissing cat Gezzer. Had a wonderful time! They live in the country, as I've mentioned before. I can run and run! Stella and I run & play until we drop at night.
Sunday, of course, was Father's Day and we also celebrated my human sister's birthday, that is this Wednesday and Mama's birthday which is this coming Saturday. It was cooking on the grill time furs!!! My love of the grill is well documented in previous entries. The son-in-law, Brad, is just a push over for tiny tidbits off the grill while he is cooking. And his mother, OMD, I dance and she just melts!!! Needless to say, all us furs had to take a nap after we ate, from grill tidbit overload!!
Mama and family lived in Martinsville, Indiana for many years and it is one of the towns that was very hard hit in the recent floods. Mama and my human sis went to visit a friend who lost everything, including her car. She will also be off work for at least 6 weeks, as where she works was flooded too. WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ANY FUR'S FAMILY, THAT IS ABLE, TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND EARMARK YOUR DONATION FOR THE INDIANA FLOODS. The devastation is heartbreaking. I know we all see these things on the news all the time and think how awful. But seeing it in person and knowing many of the people and pets it has effected is a helpless feeling.
Mama and I spent the week-end at our friends Bev and Bitsey's house. OMD was it a good time! Bitsey and I had the run of the backyard while Mama, Bev and all the other humans did their thing. Bitsey has her own doggie door in to the backyard! It is just the greatest. At first I was afraid of it and just refused to use it. I mean, who ever heard of just going through this little door while the big door stayed closed? And without Mama out there, now that was really scary. But, Mama and Bev kept showing me the door and pushing me in and out it. They wouldn't let me use the normal door. I was more than a little mad! But I kept seeing Bitsey go in and out whenever she wanted and it started to look pretty cool. So finally I gave it a try, and it wasn't all that scary. By the time Monday evening came around and we went home, I was an ole hand at it!!
Bitsey and I patrolled the back yard and made sure no birds landed in it that didn't get chased off! I mean, who do these birds think they are? Just fly in like they belong. Well, Bitsey and I did our best to put a stop to it, but there seems to be a never ending stream of birds that want to land in the yard. They left in a hurry, I'll tell you, cause we chased every single one!!
Then there was cook-outs on the grill all week-end long. Now I'll be the first to tell you all, I just cannot resist an itsy bite of hamburger or hot dog off the grill! I danced my little hind legs to the bone, it seemed!!! But I was rewarded with those oh so tasty bites! Humans just CAN'T resist me when I dance!
Of course, we all listened to the Indy 500 race on the radio Sunday. It's a tradition in Indiana. My girl, Danica, didn't finish the race because of a little wreck in pit row. What a bummer!! So we'll be looking forward to next year.
The grandkids are out of school and Summer is in full swing now! I just know it will be another great one! Hope all my pals had a great Memorial Day Week-end too!