Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, July 07, 2008
Princess crossed the Rainbow Bridge today on my birthday... she was the last of my Bichon Frises... I did have six at one time. Her mother, Lucy was 18 and died a few weeks ago... I'd kept three of her pups from the one time I bred her and Princess was the last at 14. She had a good life but I'm sad.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Zoo's still here
Well, I now have five dogs and six cats... I only have one Bichon Frise left in the family... Princess and she's 14... her sister, Desi, still lives with my good friend, Petchy in Santa Fe but her mother Lucy, brother Spuds, sister Orchid and Uncle Ricky have all crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I have Katrina, the deaf Maltese, Punkin, a Maltese who was left outside all the time but is the greatest pet now and very attached to me as additions to Woody and Li'l Herman and Princess... on the cat side, I have three Persians still... Silver, Cleo and Pinkie and Bella, the Himalayan and two Tuxedo cats just over a year old named Thelma and Louise... or Weezy as I like to call her... if I can figure out how to upload pictures to this new-fangled Google blog, I'll do so... I also have a whole bunch of koi and goldfish in an outdoor pond and they come running to be fed.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
My latest addition... a three-year-old Persian... believe it or not, she's white right now with a pinkish tinge around her neck which makes her look like a clown... this picture was taken when they'd just pinked her up with Cherry Kool-Aid mixed with the Cream Rinse when they gave her a bath and it lasts for months... she came with the name "Fluffy" but I think I'll call her "Pinkie" in honor of Pinkie Lee... however, that could change... right now, she's hiding somewhere in the store while she gets her bearings...
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Am I Famous Now?
Am I Famous Now? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I was born today. One of 10. My daddy was very famous. I have lots of half brothers and sisters. My mother is very famous. Since she got famous, she has only had puppies. No more loving hands, no more fun trips -- just puppies. She is always sad when they leave her. I left home today. I didn't want to go, so I hid behind my mama and my three littermates that were left. I didn't like you. But one day they said I would be famous. I wonder; is famous the same as fun and good times? So you picked me up and carried me away, even though you were concerned about me hiding from you. I don't think you liked me. My new home is far away. I am scared and afraid. My heart says BE BRAVE. My ancestors were. Did they go to good homes like mine? I'm hungry because I can't eat too much because it will be bad for my bones. I can't bite or snap when the children are mean to me. I just run and play and pretend I am in a big green field with butterflies and robins and frogs. I can't understand why they kick me. I am quiet, but the man hits and says loud things. The lady doesn't feed me good things like I had with my mother. She just throws dry food on the ground, then goes away before I can get too close for touching and petting. Sometimes my food smells bad but I eat it anyway. Today I had 10 puppies. They are so wonderful and warm. Am I famous now? I wish I could play with them but they are so tiny. I am so young and playful that it is hard to lay here in this hole under the house nursing my puppies. They are crying now. I am so hungry. I scratch and worry my fur. I wish someone would throw me some food. I am also very thirsty. I now have eight puppies. Two got cold during the night and I couldn't make them warm again. They are gone. We are all very weak. Maybe if I take them out on the porch, we can get some food. Today they took us away. It was too much trouble to feed us and someone came to take us away. Someone grabbed my puppies. They were crying and whimpering. We were put in a truck with boxes in it. Are my babies famous now? I hope so, because I miss them. They are gone. The place smelled of urine, fear and sickness. Why was I here? I was beautiful like my ancestors. Now I am hungry, dirty, in pain and unwanted. Maybe the worst is unwanted. No one came though I tried to be good. Today someone came. They put a rope on my neck and led me to a room that was very clean and had a shiny table. They put me on the table. Someone held me and hugged me. It felt so good! Then I felt tired and laid over the arm of the last one who cared. I AM FAMOUS NOW. Today someone cared.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Snowball Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Sugar has developed this dementia where she insists on sleeping in the store at night and I can't figure out why. Herman and Woody are wrestling a lot. Woody likes to stick his tongue right in my mouth and persists even when I turn my head.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Haircuts for all today
My Coton Li'l Herman got his first haircut today and is looking very sleek... I decided there was no way that I could keep up with the constant brushing needed to keep him long haired... I hated having to "torture" him. So he'll stay looking like the Bichons. I've named the deaf Maltese puppy Katrina and the groomers said I'd picked the perfect name for her... LOL She's a little dynamo chewing and digging and the house is strewn with the evidence as is our "office area" in the store. She's a ball of energy, terrorizes poor old arthritic Snowball and wears out Li'l Herman although they have fun playing Tug O' War with toys and chasing each other and wrestling.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Sunday, September 04, 2005
This little Maltese pup is the cutest thing in the world... I've named her Miss Scarlet. She plays with Herman and chews on my hands like all puppies do and is so inquisitive... checking out everything... she sees herself in the full length mirror and barks at herself and runs away... it's so hard to imagine that she's been kicked and abused and is deaf. I looked and looked under the bed and couldn't find Ebony so had someone younger and thinner come look and he found her and I tried to hold her but she didn't want to be held so he put her in the closet where the food and water and kitty litter are and she's disappeared again but at least I know she's okay and it will just take time... the Maltese thought he was being smart barking at Silver but learned that's not a smart thing to do... Kurt and his wife loved her to death when they were here cat rescuing. She's such a happy bouncy little thing.
New Maltese Puppy Arrives
I'm getting worried as I haven't seen Ebony since the day I brought her
home... she needs to eat and get water... I can't find her anywhere and
can't imagine she's hiding this long... I put tuna under my bed and it was
eaten but one of the other cats might have gone under and eaten it there...
Sugar (my rescued from the shelter dog) shows great interest under my bed
which is why I thought she might be there... today, there was a free Maltese
puppy with partial hearing loss advertised and I'm supposed to get her in a
couple of hours... I can't wait and sure hope she's half as sweet and cuddly
as Oliver was when I dogsat him... I still have a special place in my heart
for him and think of him a lot... but it wasn't meant to be... some other
lucky person will get to adopt him. How long can a cat stay in hiding?
Friday, September 02, 2005
A new addition to Stampo's Zoo
Most popular name... Ebony! I like it! So thanks for all the suggestions
and well wishes... I haven't seen her since I brought her home but that's
usual for the first couple of days plus she was spayed on Wednesday so still
recovering... I think she's under my bed as Sugar has been keeping vigil
there and that's what she did when Bella was hiding out after her spaying...
so now I have six dogs and three cats BUT a maltipoo named Ruby is coming to
check out the living quarters tonight so she may be moving in as well if her
owner approves. And I'm SO tempted by the offers of cockatiels that keep
Thursday, September 01, 2005
A new addition to Stampo's Zoo
Today, I went to the Lied Animal Shelter to try to find the white and apricot Persian I found on Petfinders... she wasn't there and no one knew what might have happened to her... they've moved the animals into huge tents out in the desert and you have to tramp forever to get to them after gong to the old place at the opposite end of where the animals are now... there were SO MANY cats in there and I wanted to adopt them all... when you come to their cage, they come out and reach out their paw and rub against the bars and put on their best behavior... or they stay curled up in their litter box as it's the only soft area in the place... they may have peed in their little cardboard french fry container of food. There was a big yellow Persian male who was extremely friendly and then a tiny black Persian female who wouldn't get out of her litter box where she was sleeping but I later found out it was because she'd just been spayed yesterday and no wonder... she was a sweetie and declawed both in front and back so I took her for just $13 as she was a county cat... a city cat would cost up to $150 which is ridiculous... I haven't named her yet... Herman has said hello to her but she's hiding now... Bella was quite surprised to see her and actually got down off her chair where she just lies looking pretty. I'm hoping she'll be a friendly cat after she recovers. Blackie?
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
New Cat on the Horizon?
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Sugar's Pound Picture... she looks so scared and has grown a lot of hair since then... I don't know what she's mixed with... possibly a terrier of some kind. She's sweet as Sugar though and cuddles up to my back as close as she can get in bed. I've learned that the Animal Shelter calls ANY white dog a Standard Poodle Mix so I have no idea what she is... her face looked like a Bichon's which is what attracted me and she's a wonderful dog... I suppose she's a "Designer Dog" since that's what they seem to call all mixed breeds now! If anyone knows what she is, let me know... I've decided she's a cross between a Bichon and a Terrier of some kind.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Cat Spaying Ahead!
I have an appointment Friday to get both cats spayed. Bella is driving me crazy with her yowling... she's much louder than Silver was... I couldn't get an appointment at Lied Animal Shelter until the 21st but called the Humane Society and they got me one with an actual vet for the 15th and I'd rather do that than go to the shelter anyway with all the germs there! It's only $5 more... $40 instead of $35... the shelter charges another $20 if the cat is in heat so I hope by Friday, Bella stops yowling and Silver doesn't start if the animal hospital has the same policy! The trick will be for me to wake up early enough to take them... I was up at 6 this morning cutting rubber but then fell asleep again and didn't wake up until after 10 and Herman was sleeping right on top of my chest with his head snuggled under my chin... he ain't heavy, he's my doggie. He's such a wonderful dog... the light of my life... always ready for a cuddle or a rumble. He's so cheerful and happy all the time. Sugar's a sweetie too but she's a little devious... jealous of anyone else getting any attention... both of them like to sit on my big recliner chair in the store with me but Sugar is shy of strangers whereas Li'l Herman just barrels right up to them for petting.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Silver gets a Himalayan companion!
I picked up a two-year old female Himalyan tonight. She's beautiful... a champagne color and very gentle but hiding out somewhere... I introduced her to the closet and when I put in some tuna she was testing out the electronic kitty litter box. She has some mattes to be worked on but not as bad as Silver was. Her name is Isabella but I think I'll probably change that as Anna said she doesn't come to it anyway... I'm convinced cats only come to "Kitty". And then, of course, only when they want to... or when you are near the refrigerator where the tuna is kept.
Think I'll just get them both spayed although the woman tonight had seven of the cutest kittens that were two weeks old... she's bottle fed them since the time they were two days old and were found in a trunk. They had told her she'd be lucky if half of them lived and they all lived. They were mewing and running all over the table as soon as she opened the cage. She works at the SPCA and was at Petco doing dog adoptions yesterday and this woman brought this Himalayan cat up and said her boyfriend was allergic (the usual story) and Anna told her the SPCA is full of cats and can't take any more until some get adopted out and she should take her to Lied and she said she didn't know where Lied was nor Mojave and just dumped the cat there... funnily enough, the cat had got its shots at Lied! So she lied about Lied. I did find out that the SPCA has taken over the Dewey space when the county closed it and not all the dogs got sent to Death Row at Lied.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Snowball, Spuds, Ricky and Princess at Viva Las Vegastamps! Spuds died of a heart attack in May of 2005 and I was devastated as he was a person in a dog's coat... my Bichons have posed for many of the rubber stamps I sell on our Web Site at www.stampo.com/catalog Just type BICHON in the SEARCH box to bring up thumbnails of the pages they're on... and then click on the thumbnail to bring to full size. My dogs are with me 24/7... if the dogs can't go there, I don't go there!