Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Our special guest's visit!

Callie here

Well my little human, Nikki, came over on Thursday! I was super happy to see her again!

Look how cute we are!

Droopy and I had a great visit with Nikki!! She even bought me some presents! Nikki brought me some treats (which I am forced to share them with Droopy), a really cute picture of herself with a guitar, a get-well card, and a super warm cuddly pink blanket!

My get well soon card!!

I love my new blanket!

My new blanket is my favorite. When I don't feel good it is perfect for curling up on for a nice nap!!

Nikki petted Droopy and I lots, which we both loved. She also asked Momma lots of questions about my chemo, like what kinds of medicine I have to take, how often I go for my chemo, and if it make me sickies. My Nikki is a very smart little human even though she has her own sickies. Nikki has As-burger syndrome; she is very shy and has lots of trouble in school so she gets to do school at home! Even though Nikki has trouble in human school she is very smart. She told Momma that she is gonna help raise money to help pay for my chemo! Momma thought this was very sweet!

Finally Droopy and I went outside and played in the backyard with Nikki.

Playing with Nikki was lots of fun! But then her momma said it was time to go home. Our Momma and Nikki's momma made plans to visit again since we had such a great time!

I hope she comes to visit again soon!

Sniff ya later,
Callie (and Droopy too)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Callie's Journey to becoming a Cheese Hound

Callie here

I posted about my super special guest earlier and about how the little girl was who found me. Momma thought it would be a good idea if I told the whole story to truly explain how special this little human is to me.

It started with Momma wanting a doggy friend for Droopy. She and our dad talked and talked about it for months. Finally Dad gave in and said Droopy could get a friend!

Meanwhile, literally on the other side of the Missy Slippy River from Casa de Cheesehounds I was roaming the streets, starving with no humans or other puppies to love me. The little human, whose name is Nikki, saw me walking around on a very very busy street so she and her mom offered me food and got me to go into their backyard. They fed me and then tried to find my humans. No one came forward to claim me so Nikki's mom contacted ARNO,
the Animal Rescue of New Orleans, to try and find me a human to love. Nikki really wanted to keep me and had already named me Sassy but she already had three doggies.

By this time Momma's family had heard that she was looking for a new puppy and the news passed through the grapevine until Nikki's mom found out and e-mailed Momma. Momma thought I was too cute and she talked to Dad and they agreed to foster me while filling out adoption papers.

This is what I looked like when I came home with Momma and Dad. I weighed between 30 and 35 pounds. I now weigh between 45 and 50 pounds.

When Momma and Dad went and picked me up from Nikki's house, Nikki was very sad and didn't want me to leave so Momma agreed to keep in touch with Nikki's mom and send them pictures frequently. In the meantime Momma and Dad were filling out the papers to adopt me. Everything was settled and I was officially a cheesehound on December 1st of 2007!

Hmmmm....... I'm getting sleepy so I guess I'll post about Nikki's visit tomorrow!! There are lots of pictures to post.

Sniff ya later,
Callie (and Droopy too)

Our special guest!

Our special guest that is coming to visit us today is the little girl that found Callie!! We are super excited she is coming to visit! Momma has kept in contact with the little girl and her mom- everyone is related is some strange way that we don't understand.

Sniff ya later,
Droopy and Callie

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Contest and A Guest!

Callie here

I took over the laptop to post my picture for Duchess' Spring Cleaning Contest!

The post-bath shake off!!!!!!!

Droopy will not be entering Duchess' Spring Cleaning Contest because she doesn't want the bloggie world to see her wet drippy nakedness! Whateva!!!!!!

On a Super Duper Happy Note~ I am gonna have a very special quest over at Casa de Cheesehound tomorrow!!!!!!!! All details will be revealed tomorrow!

Sniff ya later,
Callie (and Droopy too)

P.S. I am doing super good with my chemo this week. Eating all my kibbles and more!! But I'm really sleepy most of the day so Momma makes sure I have plenty comfy places to curl up and nap on.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Callie and the Chemo Round 2

Droopy here

Callie had her second round of chemo on Monday.
Callie and Momma drove all the way over Lake Potty Train to see Dr. Liz. Jennifer, Dr. Liz's vet tech, came out and talked to Momma about how Callie had been doing. Momma told Jennifer about the incident of Callie not eating but said once Callie did start eating she felt much better. Jennifer was concerned but glad to hear Callie was doing well. Then she took Callie in the back for her second round of chemo. The vet techs weighed Callie and poked and prodded her, gave Callie the chemo medicine and let her lay down. Momma showed up, paid the bill and home they came. Jennifer did say that Callie had lost 1.5 pounds, which wasn't anything to worry about. Also Callie's lymph nodes shrank 1 centimeter!! Hurray!!!!!! This means that the chemo medicine is doing a good job!!

Callie is sleeping a lot, which is ok. You can kinda see Callie doesn't quite feel her usual crazy happy basset self but we aren't gonna worry! The chemo medicine is hard on Callie and as long as she is eating lots of kibbles and still happy we are ok with that!!

I think it's just an act around Momma. Cause Callie looks all sick and pitiful and then she jumps up and starts rolling around on the ground trying to play.

Sniff ya later,
Droopy (and Callie too)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Camp Bow Wow

Droopy and Callie here

On Friday we went to doggy day care at a place called Camp Bow Wow. We got a free pass for doggy day care when we went to Dog Day Afternoon.

When we got there the lady who owns Camp Bow Wow, Ms. Deb was very very happy to see us! She was very nice and gave us lots of loves. Ms. Deb brought into the play area, where we meet all the other doggies we got to play with.

Momma filled out some papers about us and then got a tour of Camp Bow Wow. Momma thought it was super nice and said if we liked doggy day care then we might be able to sleep over there if Momma and Dad went out of town. Ms. Deb showed Momma the play area where we were. There was an inside area, nice and cool with plenty of water buckets, and there was an outside area with a doggy pool and agility stuff to play on. Momma said "Bye" and then headed out to run boring errands all day!

Sorry about the blurry picture but we were having too much fun to stop and pose for momma

So we play and played and played with all the other puppies. There was even another basset fellow at Camp Bow Wow. We think his name was Toby and he was very handsome! There was a Doberman and some Labradorks too!!!!!!! We napped and ran around and when we laid down to take a break the trainers there thought we laid in funny position. Droopy is notorious for her froggy sit.

Finally Momma and Me-me came and picked us up! Good thing because it was dinner time!!! Too bad there were lots of cars on the road and we had to take the long way home.

We got to enjoy the wind and the nice sunshine on the ride home. Momma had all the windows rolled down since the weather was super pretty.
What a cute snooter hanging out the window!

We were both tired and after a while the sleepies over took us and we fell asleep in the car.

Finally we got home and ate our dinner and it was bedtime!!!!!

Oh we should add that we got diplomas from completing our first time at Camp Bow Wow!

The diplomas even have our pictures on them! Although Droopy's picture is blurry- she never sit still for pictures!

We also got a magnet for Momma's Jeep.

We do dig Camp Bow Wow!

We really hope Momma brings us back soon. We had lots of fun!!!!!!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy and Callie

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nola City Bark

Howdy all!

Here is a sneak peak of all the fun we've had at Nola City Bark!

We'll post more about the dog park tomorrow and plenty more pictures!

Sniff ya later
Droopy and Callie

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Callie and the Chemo

Callie here

I thought I would take over the blog and post about my first chemo treatment.

My first chemo treatment was last Monday. Momma and I had to ride all the way across Lake Potty Train.

The ride across Lake Potty Train is pretty long and it takes about an hour to get to the oncologist but I don't mind the ride cause I LOVE riding in the car! One reason the ride is so long is because the bridge across Lake Potty Train is the longest bridge in the world-24 miles long to be exact! Now that's a long walk!

My oncologist is named Dr. Liz Kergosien and she and her staff are very nice and like to love on me the whole time I am there. When we got to the clinic on Monday we had to wait a while for the staff. There was a beautiful boxer named Molly there but she kept growling at me. Guess she didn't want to be friends. After such a long car ride and such a long wait, I signaled to Momma that I needed to leave some pee-mail outside. While we were outside Dr. Liz's vet tech came out and talked to Momma about my treatment, told Momma I'd be about an hour and then took me inside.

The vet techs weighed me, took my temperature, poked and prodded me, checked to make sure my liber and spleen weren't too big. Finally they gave me my chemo medicine and let me lay down. A little while later Momma showed up and home we went!

Dr. Liz warned Momma that my tummy might hurt, I might not want to eat my kibbles, I could throw up, have no energy, have a fever, or have bruises.

Well I was doing ok until Wednesday morning. Momma put my food bowl down and my tummy was hurting a little so I left some of my breakfast. Momma wasn't worried cause Dr. Liz had warned her about it. Dinner time rolled around and I didn't want dinner. Breakfast time Thursday morning and I still wasn't feeling so good. Now Momma was starting to worry. She tried giving me yummy treats but I didn't want any.

Finally for dinner on Thursday Momma cooked me some rice and mixed it with some smooched up canned dog food. It smelled really yummy but I wasn't sure about and only took two bites so Momma gave me some time for my tummy to adjust to the food in my belly. Half an hour later she offered me more food; two more bites and I was done. Momma offered me the plate of food every half hour until it was gone. It took five hours but I finally ate the whole dinner and boy did I feel better!

Momma told me if I hadn't eaten dinner I would have had to go back to Dr. Liz's office where they could have stuck me full of needles!!!!

After a day of not eating then finally getting some food I was finally feeling better and was running around and wagging my tail and cuddling with Momma instead of just sleeping.

Then yesterday Momma said I had to go see Dr. Bell, my normal vet, to get some blood work done. So off we went and everybody at Dr. Bell's office was happy to see me and was glad I was doing so well with chemo. I was happy to see them too! I was wagging my tail and giving kisses. My favorite vet tech, Kelly, took me in the back and took my blood and then we went home!