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Crazy week...

February 15th 2009 7:11 am
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It's been a crazy nutso spastic week!!

Thanks to everyone who checked in on us during the awful storms and tornadoes.... our area of OKC was very lucky to have not been affected but our prayers are still goin' up for all those who lost loved ones and property during this time of such devastation.

Last Sunday morning Mama got an email from one of our Dogster friends about a tiny Chi boy born on Friday night with a cleft palate.

Of course we jumped into gear trying to see how we could help and when all else failed, Mama n' me got my big skin sister and her two babies and on Sunday evening, OFF WE WENT allllllllll the way to North Carolina!!

It was a VERY long trip ('specially since skin babies are SO needy!) *gigglin'* but we got there and got the lil' boy picked up. His Mommy is SUCH a wonderful lady... she named the tiny pup Little Bit Diff (different) and loves him so very much! Little Diff has SEVEN brothers and sisters!! WOWZA!! And his fur Mom and Dad are soooooo sweet!! His Mama even thought I was one of her babies and wanted to take carea' me too!

Diff's Mommy said that he had a really hard time goin' potty the last time he went - and that it hurt him.... and also that he refused his formula at his last feeding, so Mom was a little worried, but we figured he was just having a lil' puppy tummy trouble.

We tucked baby Diff into his lil' warm snuggly carrier and started back on the long trip home. He did really well for the first couple days.... even though Mommy didn't like the formula he was on. It was one of those "miracle formulas" that the vets sometimes recommend - - with raw egg and whole milk in it.... Mommy doesn't like that stuffs at all... she says it's WAY too much for a tiny tummy to handle and that us lil' ones just can't digest it well..... but that's what Diff's Mommy had him on and so Mama didn't want to stress him out any more by changing him until we got home and settled in.

Mama had Diff's Mommy express some baby milk from Diff's furmom so that he would get all the important stuffs he needed... so that was good.... and that's what Diff got for the first part of the trip... he did great! But then, when that was all gone, Mama gave him the stuff that Diff's Mommy sent along with us.... and even though he liked it a lot - Mama doesn't think it was so good for him... and now she is so angry at herself for not listening to her guts!

By the time we got back home to Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon, little Diff had an awful tummy ache.... and he had gone poopies a couple of times only and it was terrible hard like tiny rocks and had some strings of blood in it.....

Mama gave him a little distilled water and a tiny drop of Karo to help his tummy.... he ate a little bit and finally went to sleep. Up a couple more times and seemed to be doing better... Mama said he acted much more content and snuggled right into her chest.

Mama's back was in lotsa' pain from the trip, so she went to take a hot bath in the middle of the night.... when she came back out - baby Diff had passed away.....

Mama tried for 40 minutes to wake him back up... but she said that God had other plans for this little boy. She was cryin' a lot, so I don't think I heard all her words right, but I think it was God she was talkin' to anyway, not me....

The whole house has been very sad but Mama says that even though we didn't know baby Diff very long - he will always have a place in our hearts.

You can see a couple of pictures of baby Diff on my myspace blog if you want.

Today is Sunday.... tomorrow I will be 28 weeks old!! Mom says I'm growing up way too fast... she says soon I have to even start school!! I told her that I already do EVERYTHING she wants, why do I have to go to obedience school??? But she says it's just part of what I gotta' do if I wanna' be a therapy dog... which I reallyyyy do.... so I guess I gotta' go.... maybe it will be fun...

Soon I will be TWO WHOLE POUNDS Mom says!!! Though she says no one would ever guess... Mama says I hide my weight very well, hahaha.... I'm all muscle!! **puffin' up** See?

Today I am 29 ounces... my head is the size of an apricot... my legs are as big around as a #2 pencil .... If you take your thumb and forefinger and make a circle, like the OK sign... that's how big around my neck is... and I'm longggggg and getting tall!!

Mom says she can hardly believe how much I've changed in the past 7 months (28 weeks)!!

Welp, my raffle is over.... we didn't meet our goal, but Mom knew that it was a long shot when we started... just too far out of reach, but we had to try!

So, because we didn't meet our goal, Mom says we can't draw for the SUV, but that all the other prizes will be awarded - because thanks to some very generous friends - we were able to raise 4100.00!! 10% of that hasta' go to fundable for their fees, but the rest will go towards the foundation.

AND, my friend Callie Page n' her Mom n' Dad were able to raise 700.00 with their own raffle!! How awesome is that!!

We just thank you all so very much for continuing to pitch in and be a part of all we're trying to do.... Mom knows that it's been a lotta' months of raising monies to help fix me up and now to help build the foundation so that we can help others, but in the end it will all be worth it!! We're not gonna' give up!! We know it's gonna' take a lotta' funds to get where we wanna' be with the foundation, so we're just gonna' hafta' keep comin' up with ways to raise the monies we need.... but as long as we have all of you on our side - we'll make it!!

My new fashion line by Linda Higgins will be out soon - and that will help out too - 'cause 30% of the proceeds from "The Emma Collection" will go to benefit the foundation!! YAY!! Auntie Linda ROCKS!!! You're just gonna' love her designs!! We're talkin' fancy schmancy!! *toofless smile*

We had planned to formally announce the line on Valentine's Day, but time just got away from us... and Auntie Linda is getting ready for a big doggie design show in LA!! But I know she's workin' hard to get everything done so that my collection will be available really soon - so keep checking back!!

Guess I'll be goin' back to the dogtor on Thursday for 'nother check in.... I think I'm fine, dunno' how come I gotta' keep goin'... but I do like seein' my dogtors, they're all really cool..... n' Mama says the surgeon needsta' check on my inside mouth. I think they wanna' do 'nother surgery soon... I hope they wait a few more weeks - those things just tucker me out!

I hope you all had a really sweet Valentine's Day! My skin sister brought me a heart cookie from the doggie boutique and it was sooooooooooooooooo yummy!!! OMD!!! I've never tasted anything like it!! And Mama got me a new giraffe for my collection!! (did you know I have a giraffe collection?? Yeppers, I do.... Mama says with my longggg body - long legs and longgggg neck, I look just like a baby giraffe - so she started gettin' 'em for me a while back n' I just loveeeeeeeee 'em all!!) - - I wish every day was Valentine's Day!!!

Love n' lotsa' kisses to all my friends!!!


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