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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Droopy here!

Momma made jambalaya the other night for dinner which means one thing for me and Callie: Turkey Sausage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is there any sausage in there for us???

Jambalaya is a local Louisiana dish made with a roux, onions, rice, sausage and sometimes chicken. Momma always makes her jambalaya with turkey sausage and when she's cutting up the sausage she always tosses us little pieces. Yummers!!!!!

For me?

Too bad Callie and I are not allowed to eat any of the jambalaya cause it's got onions in it but that's ok with us since the sausage is the best part!!!

Give me that piece of sausage Momma!

Well that's it for now!!!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy and Callie

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lots of stuff happening

Hey everybody

Droopy here

Sorry about our lack of blogging lately but there's been lots going on!!!!

First off, we have had nothing but rain the past few days so we have been stuck inside! When it's not raining it's sticky outside from the humidity. Apparently we have lots of humidity down in Louisiana. Thank dogness for air conditioning!!!!

Second, and our main reason for lack of bloggies lately, is Momma got something called a New Job. She gets up really early and is gone for half the day and we miss her lots. We have heard rumor about being allowed to go to work with Momma. Hmmmm...... more on that later.

Third, we have a new friend who is looking for a home. Momma started volunteering with a rescue group called My Heart's Desire. Our new friend is named Kayah and she is a bassador, a basset hound /labrador mix.

Isn't she cute????

Kayah is considered a senior hound cause she's 7 years old. We are sponsoring Kayah which helps her get to the vet so she's in good shape to go to a nice house. Kayah has two big hurdles though. She tested heartworm postitive, which happens in Louisiana cause we have so many mosquitos, and Kayah has trouble seeing. It is believed that Kayah can only see shadows but she still needs to go see the doggie eye doctor.

Momma got to visit Kayah last week and while Momma was talking to Kayah and lovin on her, Kayah would tilt her head this way and that way then find Momma and was like Oh! There you are!!!

So if you all could say a little prayer for Ms Kayah to find a good home that will understand her unique problem.

And last but not least:

Wait come back! We need you to take our Paw It Forward presents!!!!!!!!

Paw It Forward presents have officially been mailed off! Hurray!

Well that is our crazy life right now. Hopefully things will settle down and we will be able to post more soon!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy and Callie

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Name Game

We are playing Frankie's Name Game!

Droopy was Momma's first basset hound and the only famous basset hound
Momma could think of was this fellow:

which is probably why Droopy gets called a boy so often!

Callie originally came to casa de Cheesehound as Sassy
but Momma and Dad didn't feel like that fit well.

After some thinking, Sassy was renamed Callie.

Although The Sister likes to call her Sappy.

And that's our names!

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Sniff ya later,
Droopy and Callie

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Callie and the Chemo Round 5 and lots of bad weather

Callie here

I went for round 5 of my chemo today. Chemo went without a hitch but the ride from casa de Cheesehound and back was a little crazy!!!!!

This is what the sky looked like on the way there:
That is a scary looking sky!

Well we made it across Lake Potty Train ok, despite some moments where Momma refused to pet me, claiming she needed both hands on the steering wheel.

We made it to the Dr. Liz's office in one piece. Jennifer, Dr. Liz's vet tech, took me back for chemo and Momma went and ran errands. Got another patch of fur shaved off!!!! Dr. Liz said I'm looking good and responding to chemo well.

Two hours later me and Momma were on our way home or so we thought!! We got on the road to go back across Lake Potty Train. We have to get on a long bridge called the Causeway Bridge, well because of the bad bad weather the bridge was CLOSED!!!!!!!! So Momma quick turned around and made a phone call.

Well what a surprise! We went to Momma's cousin's house and they have two little humans who love me!!!!! I got petted and fed some of a roast beefie sandwich and got to climb a whole bunch of stairs!

Me with the two little humans

I had so much fun with the little humans! The littlest human asked if I was gonna bite her! Momma told her I wouldn't but I would give kisses. Well the little human said she didn't want any kisses!!!

After about two hours of playing with the little humans Momma said that the big bridge was open again and the weather had cleared up enough that we could head home.

Momma and I hopped back in the car and off we went! The weather was still pretty yuckers so I had to help Momma navigate! Finally after being gone from home for hours we made it back!

I'm gonna go lay down now cause Dr. Liz gave me some Benadryl with my chemo and I've been really sleepy.

And just so you don't miss Droopy too much...
I present: Lego Droopy!

Sniff ya later,
Callie and Droopy

Momma update:
Chemo went smoothly! Callie's weight is up and her appetite is still good. She is back on the probiotic only because she's been having bathroom issues again. All in all one of the worst trips across the lake and back ever!