Likes: watching her acting debut in the pet flix 07 short flick winner (on this very page! but you have to watch close or you'll miss her); being a lap dog, going anywhere in the car or on the boat; riding the jet ski; getting all dressed up.
Pet-Peeves: competition for affection; anything that comes between her and her mommy
Favorite Toy: she is just too mature for toys
Favorite Food: greenies, dingos
Arrival Story: Mocha was rescued from a pound by a foster home. She stayed there about a year, then the foster mom let her granddaughter pick who to offer her to. She chose my grown daughter, who offered her to us. We said we would like a week trial period, since we weren't looking for a dog. Within 5 minutes we knew she belonged to us. That was 2 years ago, now we just don't like to go anywhere without her, and will always prefer stores that let us bring her in with us.
Bio: Since her favorite pasttime is being a lap dog, we have pursued a ministry for her as a therapy dog. She belongs to Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs, and goes to the VA hospital, nursing homes/ assisted living centers, Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth, and her favorite is a home for girls who enjoy pampering her with pedicures, massages, and all the treats in the goodie bag!
Forums Motto: pet me, pet me, pet me, pet me, pet me!
My poor Mom desires some day to give back to you sweet pups who have given us thoughtful gifts and prayers offered up for her and Dad. But every time she gets on here all she does is cry. Please know that she cherishes each one, and will get back to you when she can type without tears. She still misses us a lot.
On Tuesday, 8/17/10, someone posing as a friend came up to our fence and gave us a 'treat'. Little did we know, that treat contained anti-freeze! About 6 pm my sister Marley started throwing up. I was feeling/acting ok, so we went ahead and made my regular pet therapy visit to Ronald McDonald House that night. I always loved going there. Sad people came in and pet me and talked to my mom, and left with a smile, if only a little one. I will miss that place.
Not long after we got home, I noticed that I was stumbling a little bit, and having trouble getting around. Soon I was throwing up as well.
Our poor parents didn't know what to do! Marley seemed better, and was resting quietly in her bed. When I saw that my mom had to clean up after me when I got sick, I started going outside. When she realized I was doing this she would follow me outside to be sure I was ok. About 5 they realized that Marley was breathing ok, but was totally limp. So they grabbed us both up and took us to the vet hosp. They took really good care of us there, and tried everything that could be done. But I heard the vet say that they found anti-freeze in our blood, and there's no fix for that.
I don't think my parents totally understood this. They wouldn't give up hope! They came back to say goodby to Marley, but it was too late. They came in to see me, and when I realized they were there I tried really hard to sit up. But I just couldn't make it. They cried.
The next time they came in I could hear them crying but couldn't make anything move so they knew I knew they were there. They were so very sad. The vet came in and told them how bad I was doing, and that she was going to give me a shot that would 'make me go to sleep' but it would actually stop my heart. Mom and dad cried all the harder and had to leave the room for that. I woke up at the Rainbow Bridge, not really understanding what it was, just knowing that Marley and I are waiting here for our family. They loved us very much and are very sad. They don't know that we're waiting for them here, and we will all be together again. Woof.
boy, am i glad summer is almost over. we have had some changes around here lately, and i have lost my reigning princess status! =(
my parents understood that i like being the only princess around. i thought. but then my human 'sis' sent my mom some pictures of an adorable little female schnauzer at the animal shelter in hurst. i knew it was all over then. i have to admit, she's pretty cute (she looks just like ME!) she moved in about a month ago. it hasn't been too bad. she is suprisingly like me - she doesn't bug me to play with her all the time, she pretty much leaves me alone. which is fine with me. overall it has been a pretty smooth transition. she has to learn some manners but she's catching on.
the biggest hassle has been this last week. my human 'sis' (yep, same one) has been out of the country for a week, so her 2 little Schnauzers have been staying with us. we are such a herd! we tackle mom every time she comes in the door! =) but the little one, emmy, (7 pounds) is a yapper. she barks a LOT. so i am ready for her to go home.
life should return to normal next week. we have a busy therapy dog schedule to get back into, and i'm ready. although one of the places will be sad for me. i had a special friend at a shelter for girls where we go. she loved me so much she would almost run over me trying to beat the other girls. but she ran away a few weeks ago. mommy and i really miss her, and are sad for the decisions she has made. we will probably not ever see her again. =(