Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

We do not have any hounds in our house anymore that like to pawticipate in dressing up.  So we have just decided to give you a collection of various different pumpkins that we found out on the internet.

Basset Hound Pumpkin

Just a cool pumpkin carving and picture

Pokey Little Puppy

I Love Big Butts/Boobs and I cannot lie


A little Pug cutness

A Greyhound Pumpkin

A Puppy Pumpkin

How do you make Pumpkin Pie? 

A Whopper of a Pumpkin 

We hope nobody feels like this tomorrow

Sniffs, The HoundDogs


P.S. -- Don't forget to sign-up for the Christmas/Holiday Card Exchange.  You can find all the details HERE or by clicking on the picture on the sidebar.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Show Us Your Treat Jar and Christmas Card Exchange

We don't really get into the whole dress up thing for Halloween.  Last year we tried it and Winston could not be caught to get dressed, Winston ate Amiee's costume off her before we even got it on her.  So this year we heard about The Cybersibes holding a Halloween event to help your local shelter.  They are calling it Show Us Your Treat Jar.  So this year we are going to pawticipate in this great Halloween event and show you our treat jar and then drop a bag of treats off at our local shelter as well.  Won't you join us?


Here is our very first treat jar we used when we had all four of the hound dogs.  We went through a lot more treats back then.  Tabby and Cleo had to have a treat every time you walked in the door or they came inside from going potty or heck sometimes they even thought they needed a treat to go outside to potty.  This treat jar has pretty much been retired since we are just down to Winston and Amiee for right know.  They are not as demanding on the treats as the other two were.


This is a picture of our very favorite treat with our "retired" treat jar.

This is what our human Mom came up with for a new treat jar for us to use.  These are more festive she says and goes with the holiday theme.  In this jar we have some homemade peanut butter treats that our Mom makes for us.  We get these crumbled up on our foodables before we eat.


This is another festive treat jar that holds our "favorite" soft treats. We have gotten very spoiled on these and prefer these over Mom's homemade treats anymore.  Please don't tell her we said that though.

This is another picture of our favorite soft treats on top of our treat jars

Mom tried to get a picture of Winston sitting by the treats we were going to donate to shelter but he thought she meant to inspect them.  He would not sit still, see why we don't dress up.


This is our version of showing you our treat jar.  Mom sat it on the floor and told us to sit nicely for a picture.  (HA HA HA)  We just wanted to show you really what is in our treat jar and how much we like them.  Of course, this was the quickest we seen her snap that flashy beast so she could safe the treat jar.



Hey, what do you think of our Halloween Costumes this year?  Can you guess what we are?
We hope you like our treat jars and goodies they get stocked with.  This is picture of the two bags of treats we will be donating to our local Humane Society.  We hope they like them as well as we do.


So remember - Post a pic of your treats, and give a box of treats to your local shelter.... because every furkid deserves a treat!


ALSO REMEMBER TO SEND US YOUR ADDY'S IF YOU WANT TO GET IN ON THE CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY CARD EXCHANGE.  See the details here.
The HoundDogs

Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogville 2011 Christmas/Holiday Card Exchange

Have You Heard The News

Blogville 2011 Christmas/Holiday Card Exchange

Sign-Up Has Arrived

Did you pawticipate last year?  Did the fur-kids get more cards then the humans last year?

They did at The HoundDogs house

 Fur-Kids Christmas Cards (2010)
Human Christmas Cards (2010)

The past few weeks Jazzi's Mom has been hard at work getting the elves together that will compile the lists of names and stuffs for everyone to use.  If you would like to pawticipate and see how many more caards you can get then the humans, here is all you have to do.

Grab the picture below and post it on your blog, so everyone knows you are pawticipating


Send some very important details to the elves that will be collecting the secret information for your State

Blog Name 
Blog Addy
Email Addy
Snail Mail Addy
Note:  Make sure to include your Dogs/Cats names so they can be properly addressed

If the State you live in begins with A-L send an email to HoundDogMom at: hounddogmomDOTjeakinsATgmailDOTcom

If the State you live in begins with M-Z send an email to Finn's Mom at:  marianneDOTdDOThowardATgmailDOTcom

If you live Overseas including Australia send an email to Schanauzer Days Mom at:  schnauzerdaysATyahooDOTcoDOTuk

 If you are super busy or want to go GREEN, feel free to send an e-card

If you celebrate Hanukkah or want to send any other Holiday card that is okay as well

DEADLINE - NO EXCEPTIONS  NOVEMBER, 19, 2011

No personal information will be posted on any blogs, as the secret elves are working to ensure this information remains confidential and will be supplied only to pawticipating individuals.  A final list will be complied and mailed to everyone that has supplied the necessary information.

So come one.....come all.......

Let’s see if we can get the mail person


to stuff our mailboxes this year





Sniffs, The HoundDogs and HoundDogMom

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - 10/26/2011


Sniffs,
Amiee and Winston (The HoundDogs)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Run Free - Sweet Lilac

It is with heavy hearts that we learned yesterday that our dear sweet blogging friends over at Tales and Tails had to help your beloved Lilac on her final journey.  I sure know they could use some {{HUGS}} from everyone in blogville.

We have gotten to know the family of greyhounds and one Shepard very well through the blogging community.  We actually had the privilege of meeting Bunny, Blueberry and Morgan on a nursing home visit one night.  We never had the privilege to meet Lilac in person, but we felt we already knew her from her blog posts.  As her Mom is the most elegant writer that I have come across.  And we know from her blog she was the best Mom that Lilac could have and Mr. Taleteller the best dad.  We also know that Blueberry, Bunny and Morgan will be feeling her loss as well as they attempt to adjust to a new "normal".

Lilac had the bestest of family (two-legged and four-legged) that brought her so much joy once she retired from her racing years.  She had her pillows fluffed and her fan positioned just right everyday.  Lilac just recently celebrated her Sweet 16 birthday on September 20, 2011 and she celebrated in style for sure.

Lilac
Run Free, Sweet Lilac

P.S...Lilac if you see a little short round hound (Cleo) running around, can you go ahead and chase her and catch her for me and give her a big old slobber Greyhound kiss for me.  She will be your best buddy after that I am sure. :)

The HoundDogs and HoundDogMom

Thursday, October 20, 2011

GABR Past Transports (Droopy, Erin, Jack/Joe and Delilah)

Here are some pictures of some of the past transports I did while Cleo was sick.  Just never got around to posting them, but I like to keep a log of who I transport.  As my work donates $500 to the charity of my choice when I donate 40 volunteer hours in a calendar year.

So in July I transported Droopy into rescue.  He was one of the 15 bassets that were adopted at the waddle this year.






Here is Erin, she was sweetie and had been waiting to get to a foster home for GABR.  I transported her to her foster mom.  She was also one of the 15 b bassets that was adopted at the waddle this year.







Monday (9/26/01) afternoon I got a call from GABR that there were two basset brothers in the Logan County Animal control and their time was up if we did not get them pulled by 4:00pm Monday.  I immediately left work at 2:30 to make the 40 minute drive to get them, so we could get them the Dwight Clinic by 5:00pm so they could be checked out by Dr. Lou.  These basset brothers will be 2 years old on November 9, 2011 AKC Registered (papers included) have been outside dogs living with a horrible breeder in Southern, IL.  Actually GABR picked up 2 puppies several months ago from this same situation and did not know about these two boys hiding in the yard.

Jack and Joe

Jack

Joe 

Jack and Joe 

For being outside dogs for the entire life, you would have never known it.  They climed in the back of the BUV picked up the toys I had for them and laid down and were perfect angels for their road trip.  They had the longest ears, short noses, big ol feet and a whole lot of LOVE to give.  I just wish they smelled a little better so I could have rally loved on them.  Since they had been in the "Pound" for almost 2 weeks and being outside dogs, they had a very distinguished smell to them.  You would think the "Pound" would consider giving them a bath to make them a little more presentable to potential adopters.

This was actually the first transport I have done since Cleo went to the Bridge.  I felt she was sending me a sign that we had to save them and do it quick.  But boy that Winston was not a happy camper when I returned home.  He did not like the fact that I brought back smells from some other smelly hound and not from his Cleo.

Jack and Joe are a bonded pair and are still available for adoption at GABR

The most recent transport was for a basset/mix that had been sitting in a shelter in Missouri for the last 4 months.  GABR had a new lady that was going to begin to foster for them.  She pretty much wanted to foster with the strong potential to adopt.  She wanted a middle age or older basset/mix, didn't have even look like a basset.  Didn't care if she had any issues, just wanted to bring a new addition to her family.  I have no doubt that they were meant for each other.  This is Delilah, which I am sure found her forever on this day.



This would be Delilah's new ride.  As her Mom said it was the Big "Green" Monster.  A 1975 Buick LeSabre.  Delilah jumped right in and sat in the drivers seat as in where do you want me to take you Mom.

Delilah and her new "Mom"



Sniffs,
The HoundDogs and Mom

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - 10/19/2011

Wordless Wednesday
The "New" HoundDogs



Sniffs,
Winston and Amiee

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Run Free - Gizmo

We have heavy hearts today as we have learned that our blogging friend Gizmo has began his new journey of life pain free.

Run Free - Our Friend
Gizmo  ~  December 4, 2005 - October 17, 2011

We so know the pain of losing our fur-babies way to soon.  Gizmo, we know that Cleo was there to greet you and to show you all the great spots to soak up the sun in.

We send our thoughts, prayers and love to the Rottrover Family.

Sniffs,
HoundDogMom and The HoundDogs
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