Our precious Forrest left us recently and my dear friend Sharon from Gentle Stitches came up with a Wags and Waves tribute day..she has been helped by another dear friend and fellow blogger Pam from One spoiled Cat who made a beautiful badge for Forrest’s day.
Sharon has made a donation to a local shelter in Forrest’s name and Pam is having a commentathon and donating to a local rescue $1 dollar per comment.
Today is also Pam and Sammy’s 5 year blogaversary so we wish them even more years of wonderful blogs that entertain and keep us all smiling when we may feel a bit down.
The weekend before we said goodbye to our boy we had family come from far and wide.
I spoke to the kids and asked if they would mind helping me to honor our boy and they were all more than happy to help.
All our children and their partners were asked to either think of one word or some words that they thought of when they thought of Forrest..we had a photo shoot and it was just a natural thing to spend some fun time with Forrest..we cried we laughed and we all paid tribute to our pup.
The kids were all young when he first came to our home..16 18 and 20..times flies..
Please enjoy this little slideshow and pop over and say hi to all the waggers and wavers today.
Thankyou for your love and support our family has truly felt that our family here has been so well loved and our pup so well honored..
Hi guys..i just realised this is my 400th post! and not a roo in sight!
Well tis Monday and i am going through some pics from the weekend..doing my tiny head in.
Saturday i had a lovely visit from Sharon from Gentlestitches and apart from making the worst batch of scones ever…go figure we had a lovely chat and some brownies and a walk around the property…the roos stayed hidden..dang..i forgot to take pics too!
The furries posed for some for Aunty Sharon though..bless em.
Yesterday we headed off to the Castlemaine State Festivals last day at the botanical gardens..a much better place to hold it..it was full of food stalls,craft and music..and of course doggies.
We then grabbed a coffee and headed to Cairn Curran where i hoped to get some more Pelican shots..but boats and jetskis were there so i guess the Pelicans took off..we did meet some pups though and dangled our feet in the water.
I bought home some driftwood for the boys and a huge Pelican feather for the girls..who batted it sniffed it and loved every bit..Forrest wanted to eat it!
So here are some pics i took..i am not really happy with them..do not know why…kinda worried i may be spending too much time looking at them and picking faults..or i am losing my mojo..have a great Monday folks 🙂
The archway in the Botanical gardens
The longest lunch tables set up under the shade of the trees..very popular
Others set their own tables up by the lake
Always hands telling stories
This pup taking a brightly dressed mum for a walk!
Music was everywhere
This young family and their Cairn Terrier Mary relaxing on one of the many couches set up in the park
Mary was tired from her busy day apparently
These girls had beautiful voices
At Cairn Curran..the walls of the reservoir
In the carpark we met Maisie May the Westie
Maisie Maes sister Lizzie
Lizzie was photobombing..look at Maisies face!
Maisie Mae is 13 and so is Lizzie
A lot of kids having fun on donuts so no Pelicans
Doc enjoying a piece of driftwood i bought home
Forrest loves it too!
Today is my Forrest’s birthday..11 years ago his poor mum had him in a puppy farm and it started a journey for Forrest that has seen some real tests..
My Forrest..AKA Fozzie Bear..Fozzie B Bear…Boo Boo Bear…Fozzy Wozzy…Forrest T.S.Green…Fozzy Wozzy Bugle Boy..Handsome…Lumox…Garga man..Boxhead…Dufus…Face like a badger…Services doggie…Oosha Boosha mummies boy….
Happy birthday you beautiful pup..my tear licker..my constant companion…my goofball..my muse…my sweet soul…and the best pup a mum could ask for…
I know we will not have 11 more years together..i know you take a bit longer to do the things you leapt at as a pup..i know you have your quirky ways..and I know sometimes we are on a different page..but you are my boy..always my boy..Love Mum xxxx
Party food time..
Doc keen to party as well
Tired and happy
I love this image…Forrest always lies in the study helping hubby with his work….he reminds me of Foo…
Hi everyone, hot on the tail of the post I did about snakes we have had an encounter this morning.
We had the pups out the front yard,Phil was giving the sheepies some feed and I was changing the sheets on our bed…for some reason I opened the front door..to see Forrest rolling his head in the ground with a bit of saliva hanging out of his mouth…I knew straight away he had something…well he flung this thing in the air…a baby Eastern Brown snake approximately I foot long..i called him with treats and in he came ..Doc too..i yelled at Phil to get up here quick smart…the snake was still alive and we had to dispatch it..we needed to take it to the vet with us for identification and I am sorry but a live snake is not coming with me.
So Forrest seemed fine but of course the car trip was making him excited and pumping adrenalin which we didn’t want.
Dr Liz took one look explained it was what I thought a baby Eastern Brown..so we discussed what to do..she checked Forrests eyes his heart rate ..watched him walking etc…then we had to get a bloodsample…he freaked at the sound of the clippers but with all four of us we managed to get a sample..Dr Liz did the coagulation test..the limit being 15…Forrest had a 17 and she explained the sample was a really clean one so most likely he had been bitten..i almost burst nto tears but I didn’t want Forrest to get more stressed..so then Dr Liz explained the antivenene treatment…she would put a drip of fluids in then slowly administer the antiv. as too fats and they can go into anaphalaxis…we wrestled with poor Forrest again to get a dripline in and then we went back to the consult room to wait…liver treats made it all better..so we had been with Forrest and Dr Liz checking his vitals on and off..no reaction to the antiv. which is good…so once it was all in his system we went with Dr Liz and took Forrest to a cage to settle…of course when he saw doggies in the cage next to him he went bonkers again….they were Dr Rayya’s pups as she must have been in doing some work…so they of course just ignored Forrests barking.
So as I type this we are at home…Dr Liz will take a wee sample to check for blood and also the venom..sadly the babies are deadlier than the adults as they go full venom and crazy like teenagers…Forrest is so far ok he is not out of the woods yet and we await a call to say he is fine so we can bring him home…please send your prayers our way as my BOO BOO means the world to me and I want him home where he should be …
Thankyou Dr Liz and nurse Serina…
HI EVERYONE….FIRSTLY A BIG THANKS TO EVERY SWEET BLOGGER WHO POPPED IN TO WISH MY DARLING DINNERMINTZ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
DINNERMINTZ WAS A THREE TIME FOSTER THAT WE ADOPTED 7 YEARS AGO JUST BEFORE WE HAD TO SAY GOODBYE TO OUR LOVELY SQUASH WHO WAS ALSO A GINGER FEMALE AND WAS 17 YEARS OLD…SO MY FOSTER FAIL WAS MEANT TO BE.
SECONDLY I WANT TO SEND MY LOVIES TO NYLABLUE AND HER MUM SHERRI-ELLEN WHO ARE STILL BATTLING WITH SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES..WE HAVE ALL BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD AND ALL FEEL SHERRI-ELLENS PAIN AS SHE DEALS WITH THE SADDEST SIDE OF PET COMPANIONSHIP A PET WITH SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS..PLEASE POP BY AND SEND YOU LOVE..SHE MAY NOT ALWAYS BE BLOGGING AT THE MOMENT AND STILL TRIES TO VISIT OUR BLOGS..BUT REAL LIFE MUST BE FRONT AND CENTRE…
THANKYOU MYTHREEMOGGIES WE BORROWED YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF NYLABLUE.
THIRDLY I MAY NOT BE BLOGGING MUCH THIS WEEK..WE ARE EXPECTING A HEATWAVE WITH TEMPS CLIMBING IN SOME AREAS INTO THE MID FORTIES..WINDS WILL BE AN ISSUE AND THE GROUND FUEL IS HIGH
SO I NEED TO BE FOCUSED ON MY ENVIRONMENT AND ALSO ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES..I WILL BE KEEPING ALL THE PETS SAFELY INSIDE IN THE COOL WITH PLENTY OF WATER ..THE POOL IS SET UP FOR THE PUPS AND THE DAM WILL BE PLAYED IN LATE IN THE DAY…IT’S SUMMER TIME I REALLY WONDER HOW MANY MORE YEARS I CAN SPEND LOOKNG AT MY HOME AS A POTENTIAL THREAT TO LIFE..
SO HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND I WILL BE POPPING IN TO BLOGS AS I CAN..IF AT ANY STAGE WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM I WILL MAKE SURE I DO A POST..FINGERS PAWS AND HOOVES CROSSED THAT ALL PEOPLE TAKE CARE THIS WEEK…AND TO THE POOR FOLK IN PERTH MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO YOU AS YOU BATTLE FIRES AND SADLY HAVE LOST HOMES AND A LIFE..SUMMER AND THE BUSH A BEAUTIFUL BUT HARSH LAND INDEED. FOZZIEMUM