Monday, April 27, 2009

From Fergi and Jake

I wanted to thank Fergi and Jake for 2 special awards. The first award is the Proximity Award, given to blogs that invest and believe in the value of PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who then choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award. All this prize requires is to pass it on.

The second award we received is Nemo's Award: a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging. To seek the reason why we all love blogging, the directions are:

  • Put the award in a post as soon as you can after you receive it
  • Don’t forget to mention the person who gave you the award.
  • Answer the Award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.
  • Tag and distribute the Award to as many people as you like.
  • Remember to notify the awardees and put their links in your post.

The reasons I love blogging are to share my life experiences, to meet new friends, to promote the Wire Fox Terrier breed and to see the look on Dads face after I have left muddy paw prints all over the keyboard, hehehe...

So I would like to send these awards out to...

Scruffy, Lacie, & Stan's Place


Maggie & Mitch

Asta Urbanista

The Barkalot Boyz

Butchy & Snickers



I would also like to pass these on to a sweet little boy who is no longer with us, Norman from South Africa.

Luna Licks,


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Scarey Moment

Lastnight my wife Joan called me from downstairs. She said to come down the stairs quietly so as not to disturb Luna. When I reached the bottom of the stairs Luna was laying on the floor next to Joan making wheezing sounds. We got her up and she was walking around still making wheezing sounds. she looked like she needed to get something up but couldn't. I let her out back and she heard something in the back and was barking but we could tell that something was wrong by the sound of her bark.

While Joan was calling around for an emergency vet I took Luna down the street thinking that walking might induce her to bring up whatever seemed to be obstructing her breathing. She was able to walk okay but I could tell she was trying to expel something. A neighbor came out with her dog and Luna got all excited and was pulling and tugging and thats when it came up. I could not believe it was 6 to 8" of rawhide that I literally had to yank out of her mouth. Of course Luna didn't want to leave it behind.

I brought the rawhide back to the house and Joan immediately knew what it was. About 4 hours earlier she had given Luna a Flossie. Luna has had these before but this time the one she had was bigger than the ones she usually has; and for whatever reason she consumed the entire thing in one sitting. Usually she will chew on it then leave it and come back to it over the course of a couple of days, shredding the thing to pieces.

Luna is fine now but you never know. I guess you just have to monitor them when they have these things. Just be aware, a lesson learned.

Best regards,

John (Luna's Dad)