Crossed Paws

Kari & her Fred, courtesy of Houndgirl

Gretchen & Sissy here.  Mama spent most of yesterday a little weepy.  Her friend had to send her Fred over Rainbow Bridge.   What’s really sad is Fred is just a few months older than Sissy.  Please click over and wish Ms. Kari well.  It’s going to take all the sympathy in the world to even start to mend her broken heart. 

If you never knew Fred, he had epilepsy.  Too many of our doggy bloggy friends have epilepsy!   Don’t forget to support the Five Sibes and their mom’s book, which promotes canine epilepsy awareness. 

Courtesy of Khyra's mom

Yesterday wasn’t all sad though.  Mr. Jack Basset got to meet his new family thanks to Khyra’s mom and her transport friends.   Mama got all wrapped up in Jack’s story and we all breathed a sigh of relief when Khyra’s mom said he already had a home waiting. 

We hope you had a good weekend.  We had some pawsome walkies with Mama, except for the part on Saturday when she screamed like a startled girl over the black racer snake in our path.  I – Gg – had already gotten close enough to say hello and was asking him politely to get out of the way, but Mama over-reacted, and then spent the rest of the walk keeping us strictly on the paths, and VERY close to her.  Hrmph.  I’ve already held my own with three copperheads (Mama insert – including one RATHER LARGE one this winter!) so I don’t know what the problem was.


Sissy & Mugsy January 2008

Sissy here.  Don’t mind the naive tot.  I know that my brother Mugsy might have left us early because of the nerve damage from his copperhead bite.  No wonder Mama’s a train wreck even though she did politely thank Mr. Racer for moving on so quickly without much fuss, and then tried to explain – but Gg wasn’t listening, obviously – that while black snakes keep the posionous ones away, they can still bite and it still hurts and can get infected and cause bad problems…

How was your weekend?


13 Responses to “Crossed Paws”

  1. Khyra and Sometimes Her Mom Says:

    We were SO happy to share some happy stuff after the sadness fur Fred –

    Of khourse, the Circle of Life goes on and on –

    We hope all of WOO have a great furst week of April!


    • chanknits Says:

      … and as I was just able to say with another bloggy pal… Fred is probably better off.

      Happy first week of April to you too!!

  2. Nichole Says:

    Such a sad thing for Kari and Fred…….. wonderful post and much love to them!

  3. HoundDogMom Says:

    We are heartbroken over Fred crossing the bridge. We loved Fred since finding their blog after losing our bloodhound Tabby. Kari and I become fast friends, which isn’t hard to do with Kari. She is a sweatheart and my heart aches for her and her family. Wonderful post. When I put mine up I could not write much as I was in shock I think. 😦 Sherri (HoundDogMom)

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  5. gmariesews Says:

    Oh Darn it all! Poor Fred. Poor Kari. This makes me so very sad. g

  6. Katherine Says:

    So, so sad over Fred!! The old seizure sickness has struck again. We want to do all we can to put a stop to it so no more friends have to leave us early because of it!!

    Gretchen, my mom says snakes are never to be trusted! She says there is no such thing as a “good” snake. I’ve had a few nice conversations with grass snakes. I actually had one in my mouth and his wiggling tickled so I was about to put him down when mom started screaming. I got an extra tooth brushing over that one!

  7. fern reed Says:

    No snakes yet this year and I am very surprised b/c we usually have seen a bunch by now. No humming-birds yet this year too and usually I have been feeding them for a couple of weeks by now.

  8. Sue Says:

    Not as exciting as yours. Mom won’t let us play with snakes either.

    We spent the weekend getting our ears cleaned and our tangles trimmed because today three of us went to visit Dr B for our annual checkup. Tomorrow three more will go. Mom gets all nervous about it, but it’s really no big deal.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  9. Mitch Says:

    My mom hates snakes. She says the best kind is the dead kind.
    We feel so badly for Fred’s family.

    Love ya lots,

  10. Mango Momma Says:

    That is a wonderful photo of Fred. We are so sad to say goodbye to him.


  11. fern reed Says:

    We NEED the humming birds too!!! We have way too many mosquitoes that are eating us right up!!! We need something –hurry!!!

  12. Jed & Abby in MerryLand, USA Says:

    AGHHH! Even though there are useful snakes, mama can’t tell the difference so she just dislikes all of them. We’re lucky not to have many snakes in our suburbs. Abby would certainly try to catch and eat one.

    Jed & Abby

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