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~ Emma News ~

November 23rd 2008 9:28 am
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SO MANY THINGS GOING ON!!

We have had SUCH a busy week!!!

First, let me say that Emma's live broadcast is back up and running today.... in honor of the memory of our tiny friend Teddy, we chose not to go on air yesterday.

~ Fly happy lil' Teddy Bear ~

(Thanks to our Dogster friend Pat for "giving Teddy his wings")

Emma will probably spend most of the day snuggling under the covers as it's quite chilly here today... but you are welcome to stop by and visit!! (We have moved from BlogTV to Ustream)

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/emma-cam%3A--cleft -palate-chi-puppy

All week we have been been sorting, organizing and filling up baskets for Emma's Christmas Paws Baskets Project to help bring a lil' extra Christmas to some of Emma's special needs Dogster / Catster furfriends this year!

This project would not have been possible without our WONDERFUL "Emma sponsors"!! Not only have these "friends of Emma" provided many of our raffle prizes in Emma's fundraisers... but these generous businesses and individuals have now come together to join in with all sorts of pet products and other items to help make this project a success!!

Many MANY thanks to: PetAg, Inc ~ Platinum Puppy Couture ~ BULLYWARE ~ DixiePets ~ Make A Tail Wag ~ Tinkerbell's Closet ~ Little Paris Noel ~ My Doggie Treasures ~ and our fabulous Dogster families of Jenna, Tessa, Tanner and the Harpur pups!!

Yesterday, Emma and I got to go help out a little withThe Hugs Project here in Oklahoma City!! Such an awesome group of caring hearts and HARD WORKERS!! My goodness, they are non-stop lil' busy bees - providing for our troops overseas!! Everyone was wonderful and Emma enjoyed meeting the whole group!! We are looking forward to helping out again!!

The Hugs Project can always use YOUR HELP!! They have several area chapters and many ways you can help serve our troops!!

Please contact Karen at: TheHugsProject@cox.net to find out ways that YOU CAN HELP!! Tell her EMMA SENT YOU!!!

GREAT NEWS!!! If everything goes as planned, Emma and I will be spending Thanksgiving Day at the Oklahoma City VA Hospital meeting with 50 of our hospitalized Veterans!! Each visit will be just a few minutes long so Emma is not completely overwhelmed - but long enough to convey our gratitude and well wishes - leave a nice Thanksgiving card - and share a few Emma kisses with some of those who have done SO much for our country!!

We still have to make some telephone contacts and get through some paperwork - - so keep your fingers crossed that it's a go!!

Emma continues to do well!! 4 MONTHS OLD tomorrow!! And already 21 ounces!!!

I am so pleased with the way this little one is growing up!! We still have a long road ahead and lots of things to overcome, but Emma is such a little sweetheart to endure it all and keep on wagging!!!

Tomorrow she will be 16 weeks old... I can hardly believe it!!

She is getting out more.... enjoying getting to meet new friends and see new things.... she's even getting to try new foods!!! One day last week, even though it was just the tiniest of bites - - Emma got to try a soft n' chewy Wellness puppy treat!! And she LOVED IT!! This was the VERY FIRST solid she has EVER HAD!!! The bite was the size of half the end of a pencil eraser, but she chewed and chomped like it was an 8 ounce ribeye!!!

As for Emma's fundraiser raffle.... We are almost there!!

Today - we are at 94% of our goal!!! Just 280.00 to go!!! That's just FOURTEEN pledges of 20.00 each!!! I THINK WE CAN DO THIS???

We have 8 days left now before Emma's pledge drive ends...... We still have a little ways to go before we can call Emma's Holiday Fundraiser Raffle a success!! It's not over yet!!

If you can share a single 20.00 pledge to help us help Emma, please stop by and do so!! We have some fabulous prizes over there to help fill your furry friend's Christmas wish list!!!

Emma's Holiday Pledge Drive & Raffle

http://www. fundable. com/groupactions/groupaction. 2008-11-06. 0063998998

If your finances do not allow you to help out with a pledge (and with the economy the way it is today and the holidays right around the corner, I can certainly understand if you can't!!!) - you can still be of a great help in sharing Emma's story and raffle page link with EVERYONE you can!!

THANK YOU ALL who have donated to help our girl.... who have posted and reposted... who have sent out rounds and rounds of emails.... who have shared her story, videos & links with friends, family and co-workers.... who have provided raffle prizes.... who have sent words of kindness, offered encouraging thoughts and sent up gentle prayers!!!

Without you.............. Emma would not be!!!

Emma currently has almost 2400 friends on MySpace.... and more than 4200 Dogster friends!! Together, we have the potential to share Emma's story with MILLIONS!!!

Please lend a hand where you are able.............. God will take care of the rest!!!

**warm hugs**

We love and appreciate you all!!!!

~ Dena & Emma ~

 

Sad News...........

November 22nd 2008 4:31 pm
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I'm so sorry to say ........ that my friend Teddy Bear.......... the little cleft palate baby boy in Alaska.............. who was supposed to come live with me on December 3rd ..................... passed away last night.............

We are heartsick... as is his Mom, Debbie.... please hold her in your prayers....

Teddy would have been 9 weeks old tomorrow.

~~~ Sleep with the angles my sweet friend ~~~

 

What a GREAT RAFFLE UPDATE!!!

November 21st 2008 10:12 am
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We were so worried yesterday that we wouldn't even come close to meeting our fundraising goal for Emma!

And then.................

After putting out our plea for help, you'll never guess what happened!!!

Teddy's Mom (Mom to the little cleft palate Pom baby boy in Alaska who is coming to live with us for surgery & treatment) - jumps in with this FABULOUS 1000.00 pledge to help Emma!! I was absolutely shocked - and ever so thankful!!!

More good raffle news!!

Okay so.... there's a bit of a story behind this one... There is this WONDERFUL lady in NJ... Lauren.... I don't know her.... have never even had a conversation with her. She joined in Emma's very first raffle with a 500.00 pledge!!

I was thrilled!! Then towards the end of that first raffle... she came in with another 280.00 pledge to push us over goal!!!

Then comes Em's second raffle............... Lauren climbs on board right off the bat with a 1000.00 pledge!!! I about fell off my chair..... THEN AGAIN pushes us over goal towards the end with another 180.00 pledge.

Then yesterday................. after I sent out a mass email to everyone............. I sit down last night to find........... what?? A TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR PLEDGE FROM LAUREN!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! I think We ARE going to make our goal!!!!!

Amazing............ absolutely AMAZING............. what hearts these two women have.... to be so generous and kind to one tiny little stranger!!! BLOWS ME AWAY!!!

EVERY pledge by ALL of Em's friends is a true blessing to us!! We couldn't do it without you!!!

So today - we are at 89% of our goal!!! Just 580.00 to go!!! That's just THIRTY pledges of 20.00 each!!! Can you believe it???

We have 10 days left before Emma's final pledge drive ends...... IF we go over our goal, any and all funds received in excess of Emma's needs will go towards little Teddy's initial expenses when he arrives home to Oklahoma from Alaska on December 3rd!!

Teddy is 8 weeks old now... he suffers from a full midline cleft of the soft palate, cleft of the hard palate, cleft of the lip - along with nasal / facial deformities. We are excited to introduce he and Emma and hope that they will become fast friends!!!

THANK YOU ALL who have donated to help our girl.... who have posted and reposted... who have sent out rounds and rounds of emails.... who have shared her story, videos & links with friends, family and co-workers.... who have provided raffle prizes.... who have sent words of kindness, offered encouraging thoughts and sent up gentle prayers!!!

Without you.............. Emma would not be!!!

Together - we can continue to give both Emma and Teddy - the care, treatment and LONG HEALTHY LIVES they deserve!!!

It's not over yet!! We still have a little ways to go before we can call Emma's Holiday Fundraiser Raffle a success!!

If you can share a single 20.00 pledge to help these angels, please stop by and do so!!

Emma's Holiday Pledge Drive & Raffle

http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupacti on.2008-11-06.0063998998

If your finances to not allow you to help out with a pledge (and with the economy the way it is today and the holidays right around the corner, I can certainly understand if you can't!!!) - you can still be of a great help in sharing Emma's story and raffle page link with EVERYONE you can!!

Emma currently has over 4200 friends right here on Dogster.... and together,YOU all have the potential to share Emma's story with MILLIONS!!!

Please lend a hand where you are able.............. God will take care of the rest!!!

**warm hugs**

We love and appreciate you all!!!!

~ Dena & Emma ~

 

Pledge Drive & Raffle

November 15th 2008 8:37 am
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Well everyone.... our pledge drive and raffle is not going very well this time...

I guess with the holidays coming up and all, it might have been a bad time for it.

Our goal is 5500.00 (500.00 of that is the fundable.com fee) - - so far, we've raised 800.00.

As you all know, if our goal is not met by the deadline, which is just two weeks away - pledges are rejected by Fundable.com and Emma receives nothing.

We have so many great prizes this go around too!! Actually, I think we have more prize sponsors than we do pledges! haha!

These sponsors have really gone out of their way to help not only with our pledge drive & raffle - - but are among our friends who have donated items to be included in Emma's Christmas Paws Baskets project to benefit a few of our extraordinary special needs Dogster furs as well!!

And there are even more raffle prizes coming!! Our friends over at GW Little are working on a prize package to benefit little Emma as I type!

Please stop by and take a look... make a pledge if you can... say a little prayer and share Emma's fundraiser page link with everyone you can.... we need your help!!

Emma's Holiday Pledge Drive & Raffle

Thanks friends........... we hold you in our hearts!! *hugs*

Dena & Emma

 

YAYYYYYYY!!!

November 14th 2008 12:03 pm
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Oh WOW you guys!!! Mommy just talked to Judy Francis, Executive Producer of Animal Radio! She and Hal Abrams co-host Animal Radio and will be doing an interview with Mommy about me on Tuesday November 18th at 2:15pm CENTRAL time!!!

So exciting!!! (well, I'm excited... Mommy's a wee bit freaked out!) haha! ;)

So everybody tune in!!

Here is the link to Animal Radio and how you can find it on your local stations!!!

Animal Radio® is America's "most-listened-to" pet show!

Animal Radio

 

FINALIST!!!

November 14th 2008 11:05 am
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Oh so veryyyy cool!!! Mommy says I'm a finalist in the 4th Annual World's Coolest Dog & Cat Show!!!!!

WooooooooHooooooooooo!!!

Please VOTE FOR ME in BEST IN SHOW!!!

Thanks friends!!!

**kisses n' snuggles n' puppy breath licks**

Love, Emma

 

WOWZA!!! TAGGED AGAIN!!!

November 10th 2008 7:56 pm
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Boy oh boy!! My buddies, the Kurowski 6 pack are makin' me do it again!!! hahaha....

That's okay gang... I have some GOOD STUFFS to tell!!!

Here's my seven..........

1) I am FOURTEEN WEEKS OLD TODAY!!!! WooooHoooo!!!

2) I weigh 19.6 ounces!!!! (lil' fatty!)

3) (and this is the BIG ONE!!!) As of 6am this morning........... I .... no longer................ **drumroll please**
.................................................. ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ . I NO LONGER HAVE TO EAT THROUGH A TUBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

**doin' da' hap hap happy dance** Oh yeah..... *woot woot* Ohhh Yeahhhhh babyyyyyy!!! NO MORE TUBES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you BELIEVE IT???? I'm DONE DONE DONE with feeding tubes!!!!!!!!!!!!

*okay... composure*

Number 4) Mommy still has to feed me with a syringe.... she puts it way to the back of my mouth and I just swallow the nummies right up!!!

5) I still can't have "solid" food yet, till 6 weeks after my surgery, but I do get to have what Mommy calls my "cocktail".... it's my baby milk formula, strawberry yogurt, some stuffs called Missing Link that tastes like SAND!! And my Science Diet a/d .... (Mommy wants me to have Wellness puppy food, but the consistency just doesn't work for me yet).

6) Today I got the most cutest most sweetest most adorable lil' sweater in the mail from my friend Lil' Sassy!! She is SUCH a love!!!
Mommy says she will upload a couple of pictures to my album when we're finished here... THANK YOU Sassy my sweet friend!!! (and your Mommy too!!!) ::kissies::

And last but not least.....

7) Tonight, I will fall fast asleep ... drifting off to dream of romping in the fresh fallen snow with my friend Saphira... I just love you ta' bits!!!

Love n' licks to all my friends!!! We're off to tag the new 7!!! :)

Sweetest dreams!!!

 

OMD!!! Tagged AGAIN???? hahaha!!

November 9th 2008 11:03 am
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Oh my goodness..... I've been tagged AGAIN!!! Trixiemae, you silly girl!!!

Okay, so here we go.... 7 more things....

1) Well, I'm feeling MUCH better since my shots - so Mommy is happy about that... I'm getting up and walkin' 'round my condo a little today!

2) Mommy says that we are SLACKERS!!! I'm not sure what that word means, but I think it has something to do with us bein' real slow gettin' the Halloween Costume Contest prizes out!! (all are going to the postman on Monday!) :)

3) This morning I was VERY NAUGHTY .... I dunno' whyyyy Mommy said that..... I mean, it's not MY fault that one of the skin kids dropped a paper towel in my condo... and all I didddddddd was playyyyyyyyy with it!!! Sheesh..... okay so yes.... my play did involve about three million teensie tiny lil' pieces of paper towel... but they were talking about this stuffs called SNOW and I just wanted to make some!!!

4) Today Mommy n' me are baking cookies!! We're trying to see if we can do it good enough to make some special Christmas cookies for our fur friends!!!

5) I hafta' take a bath ta'day.... blah

6) Tomorrow I will be FOURTEEN WEEKS OLD!!!! WOW!!!

7) My friend Teddy, the little boy Pommie who lives in Alaska and was born with a cleft palate like me.... will be here next week!!! (if we're lucky.... Mommy says it could take a little longer since he's coming from so far away, but he's coming SOON!!)

Hafta' tag 7 friends now............. wooooooooooo hoooooooo!!

 

Diary Pick Of The Day!!!

November 8th 2008 9:10 am
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WoooooooooHoooooooo!!! I'm one of the "chosen ones" for Dogster's Diary Pick Of The Day!!!! YAYYYY!!!

THANK YOU Dogster dogs, you silly beautiful paws, you!!!

**sniffs n' licks n' puppy breath kisses** :)

 

TAGGED AGAIN!!! :)

November 7th 2008 8:34 pm
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Well, my good buddy Chuppy tagged me!!

So let's see..... 7 more things to tell about me....

1) I got my shots today!! blah!! THREE NEEDLES!!! :( *really ouchy*

2) My friend Bailey Jo sent me a present in the mail today!!! I gotta' new pink hoodie and the SWEETEST tiny monkey JUST MY SIZE!!! I showed him all around the new condo - - drug him through the door way into the play room and back into my "Princess sleeping quarters"... I LOVE THIS DUDE!!!

3) Mommy & I are having a great time getting to shop for the furs of my "Christmas Paws Baskets" project!! (I LOVE this holiday stuffs!!)

4) At lunch today... I snuck outta' my monkey bag and climbed up on Mama's lap.... (in a cafe' too!!! hehehe, don't tell) - - - - sooooooo when Mom wasn't looking... I got at LEAST two good licks of sauce from her beef n' noodles plate!!!! *gigglin'* OMD!! I had NO idea stuffs like that was in the world!!!!! I dunno' if I ever want baby milk again!! (Mommy was real mad cause she was ascared I would get stuffs in my cleft... but I didn't.... and it woulda' been worth it even if I did!!!) *squeak*

5) I LOVE STRAWBERRY YOGURT!!! Mommy says it's good for me too..... I still hafta' eat it through my tube, but it's soooooooo good I don't even care!!

6) Mommy says that tomorrow.... if I'm a very good girl.... I might get to go outside to play IN THE GRASS!!!! I got to do it one time before... last week.... and it was SO COOL!!! A little weird... but still SO COOL!!!

7) I got some VERY SAD news today............ my friend Bella (one of the "Little Paris Noel" Yorkie models) - - has GME. :( That's a really awful disease and her poor mommy Val is sick with sadness.... PLEASE everyfur, pray for my friend Bella and her mom.... :(

Time to tag 7 of my friends............... I love you guys!!

*kissies*

Love, Emma

 
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