Aug 28, 2015

Remembering on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Today we are joining Zee and Zoey to celebrate

Yesterday Mommy unburied her 87-year-old external hard drive and spent 87 hours looking at all the old pictures of those who came before me and Brudder Max (DaUdderWeenie).
(Her also went through 'bout 87 boxes of tissue)

Since we are DaWeenies, me told Mommy to post 'bout DaWeenies who came before us.

Da Three Weenie Muskateers
From Left to Right

Ginger (Da Mama) -- 6/28/88 -- 10/5/03
Tiffany (Da Sisfur) -- 1/15/90 -- 7/7/03
Bart (Da Brudder) -- 1/15/90 -- 12/4/03

 Ginger was very special and we'll tell you why in a minute.

On January 15, 1990, Ginger gave us 4 beautiful pups.
Two of them stayed with Mommy and Daddy

Tiffany was a wittle me. 

Dis was when her was diagnosed with da "C" monster

Tiffany's Brudder Bart

Bart 9 Days Before Leaving for Rainbow Bridge

(Ginger's special story at the end of this post)

Some of my former packmates now at Rainbow Bridge
(Except for Brudder Max (in front) and Sissy Sarah (far left) 

We shared this pic with you a couple weeks ago BUTT I told Mommy it belongs in this post too.
These are all of Mommy's dogs at the Bridge and includes dogs all the way back to 1948 - before Mommy was born.  Jackie (dog sitting up sideways on the top right) was there to greet Mom when Grandma brought her home from the hop-it-all.


Now a little bit of Ginger's story.
Ginger was the pup who changed Mommy and Daddy's lives forever.  Ginger taught them about acceptance and patience, and also that nothing is impossible.

When Ginger was 4 1/2 years old (December 1992) she became a casualty of IDD - that horrible disc disease that develops in some breeds, particularly Doxie's.  Ginger lost her ability to walk on Christmas Eve.  Mommy took her to the vet in the afternoon who decided to keep her hospitalized and medicated over the Christmas holiday.  So it was 3 days before the vet decided to send her to a specialist.  She needed surgery to repair the ruptured disc in her back, but by the time the surgery could be performed, the disc cut through her spinal cord.

Ginger was permanently paralyzed.

Mommy and Daddy's lives were changed forever.  Mommy had to take classes to learn how to care for Ginger when she was released from the hospital.  Ginger could no longer pee by herself so Mom had to learn how to help her.

Daddy was transferred from Michigan to Florida about the time this all happened to Ginger, so Mommy stayed in Michigan for a year by herself until their house was sold.  She had to rearrange her schedule at work so she could come home during the day and empty Ginger's bladder for her.

Once Ginger and Mom finally got to Florida, Mommy and Daddy had to live their lives totally around the needs of Ginger.  If they were going to be away from the house for any length of time, Ginger always went along.

Ginger accepted her disability and lived her life happily as she continued to amaze all who met her.  She learned the art of flipping her paralyzed back legs over each other like a seal and not only get around easily but actually run (even up and down stairs).  She continued to play chase with her pups as if nothing was wrong.

Ginger continued this amazing way of life for over 10 years until she was 15 1/2 years old when old age took over and she began her journey to the Rainbow Bridge.

Together Forever
Note from Mom:
Ginger was a very special dog and truly left her pawprints on my heart in a very special way.  After she passed on to the Bridge my life became very empty as so much of my time had been dedicated to caring for her.

To fill some of that empty space, a friend suggested that I work on a web page for her telling about her life and how she adapted to her disability and changed our lives in the process.  I once considered writing a book about her but took my friends advice and, with my friend's help, put together my very first web page.  (Up until then I had never done anything like this before)
Once Ginger's page was complete, I took it one step further.
was born featuring stories and pictures of every dog that was ever in my life.

The web site took almost 2 years to complete.  Going through boxes and boxes of pictures looking for just the right pictures and then writing all the stories from my memories of them was so gratifying.  I'm still adding update pages featuring those still with me, although I've become a bit lax since Amber started blogging.

The site has flourished but only because it was inspired by one very special pup who will always be safe in my heart.

Ginger's page can be seen by clicking HERE.  On her page there is also a link to her special page at the official Rainbow Bridge site.  I hope you have time to visit both.


Aug 18, 2015

Chewy To Da Rescue (From My Teenie Weenie Nose)

It Be Us, DaWeenies reporting on a great product dat Mr. Chewy sent us to review!


When we gots our own doggie door a couple years ago, we didn't have to go in our crates as often when da pawrents left fur da day!
BUTT da crates are still there just in case we wants to take a quiet peaceful nap.
Mommy was so hap-pee to get a bottle of dis great smelling cleaner to wipe down da crates!
Never thought we'd have to use it fur da intended purpose!

My sisfurs, Holly and Jennie, say dey smell good and dey don't pee in da house.

Mom one pees in da house since da doggie door was born almost 2 years ago!
Mom and Dad left da house fur over 12 hours
Mom locked da door to her computer room
Sissy Sarah got locked in
Sorry Mom....When you gotta go, you gotta go!
And I was locked in the room over 87 days!

(And what a great job it did so Sissy Sarah forgave Mom)

We also have a silent pup livin' wit us and him just pees all da time.  Mom calls him

 Pee Boy Pees on da kitchen table leg

 And on da lamp

 On da sofa

 And Mommy's plant

 On da end table


DAT's Brudder Max's Bed!

 PeeBoy even peed on ROCCO & ROXIE!

Rocco & Roxie's Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator 
indicates it completely removes pet urine!

  • Natural bio-enzymatic formula permanently eliminates pet urine odor
  • Works on carpet and upholstery
  • Safe around children and pets
Yes, Mom.  It says it's "safe" around weenie dogs so you can use it on me.
she just gave me a BAF instead.

Thank you Mr. Chewy for letting us review this great product.  It has a really nice smell and doesn't sting my wittle nose when me gets down to smell it.  After all, I's pretty short and close to da floor.  Some other products Mom's used in the past totally knock me out.

Sweet smellin' me signin out fur now to go smell my great smellin' carpet!
We were not compensated in any way to review this product other than receiving the product.


Jul 31, 2015

Friday Flashback and a Peek at 65+ Years at Rainbow Bridge

Hap-Pee Fry-Day
Every Buddy out Dere!

Don't nose why Mommy's been takin' long walkies down Memory Lane lately
My TEENIE WEENIE feeties are startin' to hurt from all da loooooong walkies!

We went on a reeeeeeally looooong walkie in our dreams to visit all Mommy's furbabies at
Here is da pic taken right from one of da 87 million pages of Mommy's website
remembering all our furiends.
Maybees you remember some of them.
Can you find Benji, Reno, April, Rusty, Tucker, and Bailey?

Da pup sitting up sideways on da right side of da pic is JACKIE.  Jackie's pic was taken in 1948, da year before Mommy was hatched.  Jackie was here to welcome Mommy into da world!

All da rest of da pups in da pic were Mommy's furbabies throughout her life.  Her remembers each and every one of dem and loves and misses dem all.

Someday me and brudder Max (DaUdderWeenie) and da rest of our pack will join all da others.  Mommy says just don't makes it too soon.

If ya'll ever have nuttin' to do on a rainy day, you's can read stories bout every one in da pic at Mommy's website.

Sendin every buddy lots of love and PawHugs!


Jul 23, 2015

Frankie and Ernie Saved Us

Yup...We were saved from certain starvation by our Wiener Furends on da Hill!

Our visitors from Michigan have gone home and boy were we hungry 'cause now Mom has been takin a rest and ignoring, starving, not feedin' us on time!

Then.....a BOX came in da mail!
 Brudder Max was FURst to check it out

 Hmmm...what is this good smellin stuff?

 Hey Amber...come see this!

Oh dis smells so good!

BRAVO ... and its all grain free, natural, freeze dried, and made in da USA! 

 OK...enough already!  Let me get dis puppy open!

 Ah..Woman!  Could use a wittle bit of help here!

Holee GuaccaMolee...
Da Woman gots to cook dis.
"Just Add Warm Water"
Don't NOSE if Mom can handle dis!

Ok...Not Bad, Mom!
(You Surprise Us!) 

 Oh, dis is soooo good and yummy too!

 There were freeze dried TREATS too!
We didn't want to share wit da pack, BUTT Mom said it was da right thing to do.

OK, DAD......pass 'em out and do it quick!

 Pepper's tongue says it all!

More Please!

Unknown to us, Mom sneaked in a video of us enjoying our BRAVO dinner!


And now a word from our ASSistant....

Sorry we haven't been able to post any updates on Shelly lately but it's been a real roller coaster ride with her treatment and care.  She was released from the re-hab center on June 3 when her re-hab insurance ran out of benefits.  We brought her home to try and care for her here, but six days later she was back in the hospital again.  After three weeks of hospital care, we brought her back here again.  We tried so hard for almost a month and failed miserably in trying to take care of her.  She was very weak and unable to walk, even with her prosthetic leg.  She fell a few times and on one of those occasions, I pulled a muscle in my back trying to pick her up.  John injured his back trying to push her down three stairs in a wheelchair to get her to the car for a doctor appointment.  The doctors, her case worker, and a social worker have all agreed that we just can't take care of her properly with all her disabilities.  On Sunday we had to take her to the ER again and she is now back in ICU as they try to diagnose her latest problems.  They are actively searching for another re-hab center that will accept her when she is able to be discharged.  This has been a long, hard road for all of us, but your continued prayers and POTP will get us through this latest crisis.  For this I say THANK YOU to each and every one of you.  Hopefully they will locate a nice place that can help her.