Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dezzy the Clown To The Rescue

I hate tech support. I hate then when you send them an email the must just read half of it. They never address the whole problem and what they do "fix" is still broken!.

You can see my 1st response to my ticket at the bottom of the screenshot, then the test emails ran by the tech support people. Then an email from Kristi, and a couple of emails from the tech people. The tech people say it is fixed because they got blue reply arrows going to their test emails, except I have replied to every email in that screen shot except to pinnerest - no reply arrow, I think they just pasted theirs on. I also am still missing all the emails from my sent folder, but they didn't even address that issue. Just closed the ticket without even a comment about it. Did they even read the whole email I sent to them???

So I am extremely frustrated this morning and getting more and more angry. Time to calm down. Watch a video and smile again. Dezzy the english bulldog puppy to the rescue.

Yea, that always cheers me up. Maybe I'll go wake all the sleeping puppies. Puppy breath, kisses, and and little balls of warm wrinkles tottering around always puts me in a good mood.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Email trouble

Just want to drop a quick note and let everyone know that I have emailed you all back, but you may not have gotten a reply. My email host has been working on my account because that little blue arrow that shows you have replyed to an email is not showing up on emails I replied to. I have been just double checking my sent mail folder to be sure that things are still going through. Checked it tonight and it was EMPTY!!! I have a ticket in with my host, they are a paid for service and I am very upset about this. Hopefully everything will be up and running by tomorrow morning when you all get up and read this, but if you have not gotten an email reply from me please resend it because I have no idea if my emails are going through.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Will The Real Moo Moo Please Stand Up

My facebook friends are commenting to me that my beloved Moo Moo does not look like a real puppy. Even people who see her in real life tell me she looks like a stuffed animal. If only they could see what I see.

Oh yea, they can...

Will the REAL Moo Moo please stand up.

Please excuse the towel, they are always dumping over the water dish and I have decided to save a few hundred trees and just keep a towel in easy reach at all times. :)

Now I am going to tell you about my paranoia as a 1st time EB breeder mommy. Friday I moved all the babies from the master bathroom to the kitchen. They walked fine in the whelping pool, but in the kitchen their little rear feet were sliding all over the place. I emailed my mentor and she told me to put carpet down. My babies were still not walking well even on the carpet. I searched the net and was getting worried my puppies were going to be stuck walking on only their front legs for the rest of their lives.  I was like the mother who's taking their 1st born baby to the doctor at 9 months because the book says they should be walking but they aren't. I was searching the internet about crippled 3 week EB puppies who couldn't walk and  I found an article about this shoot used for swimmer puppies here.  My puppies aren't swimmers, but I thought for sure they were going to become swimmers if I couldn't get them up and walking. So right away I made my husband run out and make me one of these shoots.

Here is how a shoot like this works. The puppy walks down a very narrow "hallway" that is only as wide as the pup itself. This keeps the legs from sliding out to the sides and forces them to walk with their legs underneath them. For the type of shoot I wanted it would have to be very long because once the puppy reaches the end of the shoot you have to turn them around and put them back in it again.

So my husband comes in with the shoot he has made. It is 4 foot long and 6 inches high. No joke. The puppies take 5 or 6 steps and has to be turned around again, that's if they aren't just climbing out over the edge that is barley shoulder high. (oh yea, you can see the shoot in the video. It's the wood thing behind Moo Moo. That gives you an idea of how big it is and she is my smallest puppy!)

I send my poor husband back out to Menards for new wood, then I have a brain storm. I run and get one of the rubber bath mats that we had in the bottom of the whelping pool, guess what, my puppy can stand!! Then I remember that the back side of my $190 foflor from Bungalow, that I use for all my favorite photo shoots, is rubber backed & machine washable. I get my rug and put it rubber side up on the kitchen floor, right over the top of the carpet, and all my puppies are tottering around when my husband gets back home with the new wood that I no longer need.

To top it all off I had sent an email in a panic to another EB friend, I swear I could hear her laughing through the return email I got later that night. She said "all 3 week old EB puppies walk like that, they will be chasing you around the house by this time next week." If she could have just emailed before my panic attack. :)

So here we are just 3 days later and as you can see everyone is getting around as good as any new baby learning to walk. My husband stubbed his toe on the shoot we have never used except to let the puppies chase each other around it, so it's now out in the scrap pile in the shed.

All you long time EB breeders please feel free to laugh at my expense, but if you have any other tips for this 1st time mommy please feel free to leave them below.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spoiled Dog

Shocking video of starving neglected bulldog!

Well what do you expect from a dog used to the princess treatment.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Old Man

"I shall call him 'Squishy,' and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Squishy"  - Dory

Fat Louie $2,200

There is something about Louie's markings that makes him look angry all the time.

He looks grumpy doesn't he. Funny that he was the first puppy to make little growling noises.

He's also the only puppy that wanted to climb into my lap instead of have his photos taken.

He cried like a baby when I told him he had to do the photos first.

He tried to walk away but I told him he looked like a guinea pig,

which upset him causing him to loose his balance.

then he just lay there looking angry again.

I told him we should show people what a big boy he is.

 Yea, I laughed too.

That's why he put his angry face back on.

Awww, come on Louie, don't be like that...

The End.

Bugsy $2,200

Bugsy is such a sweet boy. He loves to be held and cuddled. He was the 1st puppy to try and climb out of the pool even though momma was in there with him, just because he wanted me to hold him. I picked him up and he fell right to sleep in my arms. He's going to be a big mush like his dad.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Moo Moo $2,400

Moo Moo is such a perfect little girl. I love her dark red color, her three chins, her big fat nose rope & her perfect corkscrew tail. My 13 year old drags her all around the house with the and the basketball team fights over who gets to hold her when they come over. I'm really, really tempted to keep this one for myself.

Little Joey $2,200

Joey was the smallest puppy born but has since caught up and passed the girls in weight. He is spunky and smart. An early walker and cute as a button. He is my Mother's favorite puppy and she insists he is the cutest. I just love that he is so easy to hold belly up, just like a skin baby.  He is a light fawn color with white and black markings on his face.

Da Bomb Diggity - $2,200

Da Bomb Diggity is one flashy puppy. Named from the Mickey mouse spot on the side of his neck, only we couldn't call him Mickey becaues we had one of those in the house, Chloe started singing the Hot Diggity dog song and that's how Diggity got his name.