Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas and Droopy's Gotcha Day

Hey everybody! Droopy here!

We hope everybody had a great Christmas cause we sure did! We got some real neat presents.

We got a really cool puzzle game! And loads of plush toys and rawhide bones!

And a really comfy blanket from our friends, Missy and Cisco.

Momma also got this really cool basset necklace.

And this guy showed up Christmas Day. We've named him Nick.

But the bestest Christmas present was

Momma got me as a Christmas present 12 years ago! That picture is of me and Momma the first day we met. Let's just say it was love at first sight and she refused to put me down the entire day! And we've been together ever since!

We hope you all had a great Christmas and have a great New Year!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy, Smiley, and Kayah

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Everyone here at the Cheesehound household would like to wish all the bloggie doggies and their humans a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!

Lots of slobber,
Droopy, Smiley, Kayah, and the Humans

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Quiet days

Hey everybody! Droopy here

It's been very quiet around here so we haven't had much to blog about. Momma's computer is having issues with getting pictures on it so this will be a post without photos.

Smiley and I have been going to work with momma a whole bunch.

Kayah got to go to work too! But she didn't go play with all the other pups. Kayah had to go to the Southern Animal Foundation (or SAF) to get medicine to get ready for her heartworm treatment. SAF is the V-E-T that the rescue group Kayah belongs to goes to. They offer low cost check ups and spay and tutorings!

Plus our friend Violet is staying over at our house this week! She's an honorary basset while she stays with us, even though she's really a pitbull!

Well that's all for now. Hopefully we will be able to post pictures soon cause this post is really boring without pictures!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy, Smiley, and Kayah (and Violet)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

The CheeseHound Household would like to wish everydoggie out there a Happy Thanksgiving!

Some things we are thankful for:

Comfy beds

Full bellies

and humans who love us

and of course all the new bloggie friends we've made!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Lots of slobber,
Droopy, Smiley and Kayah

Friday, November 19, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

I have been busy! But first the big announcement!!!!!

The CheeseHound household has expanded!

On the left is Smiley and on the right is Kayah. And me on the floor!

Smiley is a very very petite basset girl who is about 4 years old and she totally loves my dad.

While Kayah is a foster dog, which Momma tells me means she's not staying forever but until she finds her own special humans. Kayah is about bassador (a basset/labradork mix), is 8 years old and is blind.

They both passed the test to be a member of the CheeseHound household: they like cheese and peanut butter and I think they are ok!

The reason I have been so busy is cause it has finally cooled off in Louisiana! Which means the doggie events are in full swing. I've been to Barktober, Dog Day Afternoon, and Pet Fest! Pictures to come.

Well there is plenty more to post about but then that would be a loooooooonnnnnngggggg post! So that's it for now.

Sniff ya later,
Droopy (and Smiley and Kayah)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dia de los muertas

It's la dia de los muertas or All Saint's Day
and I am dedicating this post to those we have lost this year.

My Grandmaw, who inspired Momma's love of the dog world

Miss Tabby, my bloggie friend

Last but not least, my Callie


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Howl-o-ween!!!!!

Happy Howl-o-ween everybody!!!!!

Droopy and a very special friend

P.S. Go Saints

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mail for Me!

Mail came to the Cheesehound household the other day and it was addressed to me!!!

Who was it from????
Sugar the Golden sent me something! Oh Momma open it!
What can it be?? What can it be??

Sugar sent me some cookies!!!!!
Give me those cookies Momma!
They're mine!!!
Hey Look they came from Sugar's Paw House!
Sugar's Momma is making all natural puppy treats!

Wheat Free All Natural Dog Treats!
Even better they're Veggie Hearts!
They got sweet potatoes and apples and carrots
and lots of other yummy stuffs in them!

Can I have more Momma?
Look at that puddle of drool on the floor!!!!!

Thanks for the treats Sugar!

Sniff ya later,

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two Vet Visits In One Day

Thank you to everybody for the well wishes at the eye doctor! It went super well!

Well Momma told me Tuesday morning that it was time to go visit the eye doctor again. I have lots of eye problems and so I have to go get eye check ups twice a year. We hopped in the car and headed that way. My favorite part of the ride was when Momma drove by the bayou, cause there were so many awesome smells.

Are those ducks I smell????

A bayou, or bye-you as Momma says it, is a wide slow moving river that are really common in Louisiana. Lots of cool animals live in bayous including fish, turtles and ducks!

Once we made it to the eye doctor we had to wait a little while.

Can we go home yet???

Then the doctor showed up and put drops in my eyes and shined really really bright light in my eyes.

And I acted like a lady the whole time! I didn't even growl at the doctor once! Momma was super proud of me. The doctor said my eyes look good and Momma should keep putting in the drops she already does. Hurray!!!!

Please excuse the serious lack of photos in the next part of the blog! You'll understand when you read through it!

Momma was so excited that things at the eye doctor went so well that she said we could go to the Nola City Bark, which is the dog park we go to. Momma packed me back in the car and off we went. There was only one other dog at the park. Momma scooped me up and put me on the ground to go into the park. Well one of my back legs hurt so I didn't want to walk. I tried to hop around on one back leg but Momma found that unacceptable!

No park for me!

Momma scooped me up and put me back in the car and called my normal vet. They told Momma to bring me on in. A little while later there we were at Dr. Bell's office but for some reason there was no Dr. Bell! Some strange man named Dr. Marshall was there instead.

He examined my leg and really couldn't find anything wrong so he told Momma I needed X-rays. Did you guys know the vet can take pictures of your insides?!?!?!?! Well I had no idea!

A picture of my insides!!!!!!

Well Dr. Marshall says I have bone spurs and arthritis in my back and I also have something called a bladder stone?!?! I don't remember swallowing any stones!

That Dr. Marshall still wasn't sure why I was limping so he gave Momma some medicine to hopefully help me stop limping and told me to get lots of rest and take it easy.

Momma has taken me to work with her the past two days so she could keep an eye on me. Too bad she won't let me go play with the other dogs so I've been stuck in a kennel. Momma did bring my comfy bed and bought me a cheese and bacon filled bone but I'm still mad at her.

Fast forward to today- My leg is feeling much better! No more limping! I'm still having a little bit of trouble getting up in the morning but that's it. Momma called Dr. Bell's office today and told them I am doing much better. They told Momma I need to finish my medicine and then I'll go back to Dr. Bell and we can figure out what to do about the arthritis and the bladder stone.

Me and my ouchie back leg

That's it for now cause it's bed time!

Sniff ya later,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Check up

I'm heading to the doggy eye doctor today for my check up. Wish me luck!

Sniff ya later

Thursday, September 23, 2010

So many bassets so little time


Well I have been super busy helping Momma out at work! I got an awesome surprise at Momma's work the other day! Two beautiful basset boys to hang out with all day long.

Booker on the left, Bama in the middle and Droopy on the right.

Booker and Bama are foster dogs staying at Momma's work till they find nice basset-y homes. Booker is a big basset man. Momma says Booker's the biggest basset she's every seen! He's a really sweet basset man though!

Booker, the big basset man

Bama is a very young basset, only about 1 year old so he is still a bit crazy. All he wants to do is play, play, play! He also refuses to sit to pose for pictures!

Crazy Bama

It always makes me a bit sad when Momma packs me up to go home and I have to say bye to Booker and Bama, especially since they don't have their own humans to love on them at night.

Sniff ya later,

P.S. I am enter Twinkie's "Show Us Your Tongue" Contest. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Return to Blogging

Hi Everybody

Droopy here! Momma and I have decided to start blogging again. It was a tough decision to come to but we missed our bloggie friends too much.

It has been very quiet around the CheeseHound household since Callie crossed the bridge. I have gotten to go to work with Momma, even though she leaves before the sun wakes up!

And if that's not fun enough I also get to go to lunch with Momma, where she feeds me bacon from her sandwich.

Well that's it for now. Momma and I will be working on catching up on everybody's bloggies.

Lots of slobber,
Droopy (and Momma)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thank you

We would like to say thank you to everyone who left a kind word on our post about Callie's crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Callie's journey to the Rainbow Bridge was very quick but has left all of us heartbroken. Droopy seems lost, confused and sadden by the absence of Callie. We are going to be taking a bloggie break until our hearts have healed more.

Love to all,
The CheeseHound Family

Friday, July 30, 2010

A great loss

Callie the Basset Hound
12/1/2003- 7/30/10

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Prayers for Callie

Droopy here

Callie went and had another round of chemo yesterday. Dr. Liz changed Callie's chemo and she seems to be having some trouble adjusting to it.

Callie is running a fever and currently has no appetite so if everybody could say a little prayer for Ms. Callie that she feels better! We would all appreciate it!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy (and Callie and Momma too)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A basset hound sleep-over

Droopy and Callie here

We had a basset hound sleep-over the other day. Our friends, Missy and Cisco, from down the street were our honored guests.

Droopy, Missy and Cisco even helped Momma make soup for Missy and Cisco's human so she would feel better!

Droopy and Missy helping make soup

While Cisco supervised from across the kitchen

Callie meanwhile was still having some tummy trouble so she was not interested in helping make soup! And just so you don't miss Callie here's she is at the park!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy and Callie

P.S. Thanks for all the nice comments about Callie's tummy troubles!!!

A note from Momma:
Missy and Cisco's human mom had to have surgery and she asked if Missy and Cisco could come hang out at our house for a day or two. Everybody had a great time and the surgery went super well!

Callie is still having some tummy issues added to the fact that her backside is raw! Poor darling is being subjected to having Boudreaux's Butt Paste applied to her backside twice a day. Not a chore either one of us enjoys.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A big thank you to Sugar!!!

Droopy and Callie here

We got a pawesome package from our friend Sugar recently!

We've posted about Callie's "special treats" that are really probiotics to help her tummy. Well our friend Sugar received some samples of a new probiotic and so very nicely sent them our way!

Hurray! Can't you see how excited Droopy is?!?

Give up the snacks Momma!

Yum! It's peanut butter flavored!

Oh crunchy and peanut butter! My favorite!

We'd like to say a big CheeseHound thank you to our friend Sugar!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! We really love our new "special treats"!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy and Callie

Monday, July 19, 2010

Callie and the chemo round 6

Callie here

I went for round 6 of my chemo last Wednesday. We're a little behind on the blogging!

To start off, we had guests in the car on the usual ride over Lake Potty Train. We had The Sister and two of Momma's younger cousins! Why the extra humans you ask? Well apparently a new little human was born last week and everybody wanted to go see her but the new little human lives on the other side of Lake Potty Train!

Our passengers

So off we went to cross Lake Potty Train! Momma and the rest of our group dropped me off at chemo. Momma told Jennifer, the vet tech, about the incident with my eye! Jennifer was concerned and said she would have Dr. Liz look at my eye.

Momma and the other humans went and saw the cute new little human and wound up leaving me at chemo for longer than normal. It's ok though cause Jennifer gave me Frosty Paws!


I apparently got it all over my ears and Jennifer's pants! But boy oh boy was it yummy!

Momma came and got me while everybody else was getting lunch! Dr. Liz looked at my eye and said it looked ok. I still have to have drops put in four times a day! And no more rubbing my face on the ground!

Once we were done at chemo Momma and I went and caught up with everybody else at lunch!

Momma even gave me a piece of her bacon off her sandwich! But I was more interested in stealing a bite of The Sister's BLT sandwich!

Once everybody was done lunch we hopped back in the car and headed home. Good thing cause boy oh boy was I tired from all my chemo medicine.
Nap time!

We dropped off all our passengers and a short while later we were home and it was dinner time!


Now in the time between last week and today I have been having alot of tummy trouble. Momma's been having to rinse my backside off pretty regularly, which is no fun!

Saturday night and Sunday morning Momma noticed I was having bloody poop! So she called Dr. Liz and let her know what was going on. Now I'm on another medicine to make me stop having bathroom issues!

Well that is all for now!

Thanks to everybody for the well wishes about my eye!

Sniff ya later,
Callie and Droopy

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Scaring the 'you know what' out of Momma

Callie here

I apparently scared the 'you know what' out of Momma yesterday.

Here's my story:

I had an upset tummy yesterday and let's just say I needed to have a bath to get cleaned up. I was dragged to the tub and scrubbed down with shampoo! Momma toweled me down and then I was off to do my post-bath zoomies!

Hurray for post-bath zoomies!

As you can see I like to rub my face on the floor. Well this is the point in which I scared the you know what out of Momma! I've mentioned the funny growth in the corner of my eye well when I was rubbing my face of the floor I rubbed my eye too hard! I got up from my zoomies and looked at Momma and my entire eye was full of blood! Momma immediately dove for the cotton balls and put pressure on my eye. Some pressure and a saline rinse later my eye looks better.

Stupid baths!

Momma couldn't see any damage but I'm going for chemo today so Momma's gonna bring this
incident up! Whoopsie!!!!!!!!!!!


The aftermath!

We will let you know what Dr. Liz says about this incident! My eye feels fine and I have no idea what Momma was so freaked out about!

Well it's nap time!

Sniff ya later,
Callie and Droopy