It is hard to believe that one year ago this week I became paralyzed and my new journey of Blu on Wheels began. Before I got hurt, I was a happy, healthy dog that enjoy running around playing with my brother and sisters. Chasing the cats and cuddling on my mom's lap on the couch. But all that changed in an instant when I ruptured a disk in my back and couldn't walk anymore. But, I am still a happy Blu!!!
Today, I just want to say thank you to everyone for supporting me this year. I couldn't have done it without your prayers and support and advice. I may never walk again on my own, but that is okay because I am alive and happy and healthy and blessed with family and friends that love me.
Today, I thought I would just finish my post with some pictures from the new journey I started last year. I hope you enjoy them.
The day I got my new wheels
Thanks Eddie's Wheels for making me cart
It's great to be outside wearing my new coat
A trip to the vets. Thank you all for saving my life
I hope everyone had a very nice holiday season. Ours was quiet but nice, we pups got some nice toys to play with for Christmas! Mom got the week off and it was really great to cuddle with her every morning and than in the evening. In case you didn't see it, here is the Christmas card me mom sent out this year. She did something really special. Mom featured us pets instead of humans. I was really happy that mom did that for us. Here it is and I hope you like it.
It's the Dudley Zoo featuring Freckles, me on top of the couch and Dipstick and Midget. Than there is Tux our cat and Sunny. Just so that you don't worry, this picture was taken before I hurt my back. I cannot go on top of the couch any more. So here is a picture of me in my usually spot on the couch.
I am doing okay these days, I did have a Urinary Tract Infection that the vets caught early on and was on medication for 2 weeks. They now want me tested every 4 months to make sure that I am doing okay. The other pups have had some issues and that is kind of like why I haven't updated me blog in a long time. Between me mom working a lot of hours and than taking the other pups to the vets we haven't had much time to update me blog.
So, what has been up with the other pups. Well, first Freckles hurt her back in the fall, and had to have an MRI done to see if she had a ruptured disk. Fortunately, she did not and it was in the lower part of the spine that was hurt than my injury was. It impacted her hips more than anything. So, she was on medications and is off the couch. Even though she does try to get on it sometimes, but mom has somewhat trained the other humans in the family to keep her off the couch or at least help her get down.
Now for Dipstick and Midget, they seem to be having older dog problems. They thought Dipstick had Cushings Disease but he didn't thank goodness. Midget's liver values were higher than normal so she is on medication for that. Mom finds it hard to believe that they will be 14 years old this year. It scares her also. But, they don't act like they are that old except that Dipstick is hard of hearing (except when it is food time).
Here's a picture of Dipstick and Midget on the couch. Dipstick thinks he owns the neighborhood so he keeps watch for any humans or other dogs walking by our house. Midget, well she is just looking pretty. :-)
Do you see the blue bowl by Midget, well that is my food dish and after every meal Dipstick takes it into the living room and puts it on the couch. He is a very silly big brother!!!
The pups continue to keep me company and we all enjoy being near mom when she is on the computer. . Here is a picture of us keeping mom company:
That's Dipstick, Midget and me, now where did Freckles go?
Here's my girl Freckles
Well, that is it for now my friends. I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Sorry that I haven't been around much, but my Mom has been kind of busy with work and all to help me write a blog. But to my surprise today she decided to take a break and tell you all about my bath day. I wanted another subject like "See Blu chase Chris for a treat", but I lost. :-) She thought it would be fun for everyone to see pictures of me wet and soapy. Mom might have thought it was fun, but nope not me, I no like getting a bath. Anyways, we all survived and the best part was the humans got as wet as I did. Payback is sooo sweet!!! :-) I hope you enjoy the photo story.
In September, after a long hot summer, Mom finally had some time off from work, Chris was home, it was a Blue moon weekend, so Mom said it was time to give me a bath!! Chris said he would help, and I had no vote in the manner. Not fair. They even went out and bought me a bath tub to put in the bath tub and a sprayer.
Come to find out it is actually the largest cat litter box Mom could find. Them humans have no respect!!!
So, they joyfully filled up my bathtub with nice soapy water and put me in there against my will of course.
If this is a bath, where is the rubber ducky?
Not only did I not have a toy to play with, but the kitty cat Tux was in the bathroom also watching the whole show. I could tell that he was really enjoying watching the humans give me a bath. I really think he was laughing. But, here comes the fun part. What was he laughing at? Me or the fact that the humans forgot that a cat litter box has no plug, so there was no way for them to drain out the soapy water and rinse off the soapy me. HAHA humans think they are so smart. Whoo Hooo!!! Now it is my time to laugh!!!
Mom has to get into the tub and hold me while Chris rinses me and Mom off. Now Chris is smiling with glee, Tux is laughing and me mom is well what can I say going to get wet!! I actually enjoyed this part of the bath. :-)
Mom and me wet!!!!
Okay, enough is enough can you please dry me off so that I can go get
the treats you humans promised me after this bath.
Finally dried off and of course they had to brush me. Treat time.
A very clean and groomed Blu on Wheels.
Nine months after having my back surgery my fur is all grown back.
Well, that's my fun story of bath day, and I hope you enjoyed it. Mom is again talking about giving me another bath before winter sets in. But, at least she said this time it will be me and Freckles getting a bath. So, Freckles and I are already plotting out how we can get the humans really wet and also Tux the cat. :-)
I also wanted to give you all an update on how my sister Freckles is doing. As you may or may not know, Freckles ruptured a disk in the lower part of her back in September. The rupture was luckily in a disk lower than the one that ruptured on me and fortunately she showed no signs of not being able to walk. But, she was in a lot of pain. After having an MRI done, our vet said he didn't want to operate. He felt "doggy bed rest:" and medication was the first thing to do to see if she recovered. Otherwise, he would have to operate. The good news is she RECOVERED without surgery. Whoo Hooo, I am so happy she is okay again. Freckles is happy also. The humans are still making sure that she is taking it easy and all.
Freckles taking it easy
Oh, one more thing before I go. I want to introduce you to the latest member of the Dudley Zoo.....
Meet Sunny, a 4 month old Parrolet. Chris is trying to get him to go on his finger, but Sunny likes to bite his finger instead. Us pups are enjoying the show.
I hope you enjoyed my bath adventure! Have a great Sunday and Columbus Day weekend.
Sorry that I haven't posted anything in a while but me mom has been tooo busy working long hours to help me type out a new post. But, she finally took some time off from work to do somethings including extra cuddling time with me and the other pups. It has been so nice the past 4 mornings having her spend more time cuddling with us. Yesterday we even let her sleep until 5:30am, boy was she happy!!!! But, today we got her up at 4:30am we didn't want to spoil her tooo much. LOL She didn't mind, she just drank lots of coffee.
It is hard to believe that it is the end of May. I turned 6 years old this month on May 11th. We had a quiet celebration and it was nice. Considering what has happened to me this year, I am just happy to be alive. I still have no feelings in me back legs and the vets are not sure if I ever will. Only time will tell if I will ever walk again. But, I love my cart and being with my brother and sisters. I am getting stronger and almost beat me human brother Chris to the kitchen one day for treats. It made me mom and Chris laugh!!! Me mom also setup a small pad for me so that I can be with her when she is on the computer. We both like that. I usually have one of my sisters with me also. Well me paws are getting tired so it is time for some pictures. I hope you like them.
For me birthday, me mom had to embarrass me by finding puppy pictures of me. Thanks MOM!!!!! Here they are:
This picture was taken on the first day when I came to my forever home!!!
Learning to walk on a wooden floor was really hard!!! LOL
Me and Freckles taking our first nap with our toys in our forever home.
I love sleeping on me back!!
Thanks mom for waking me up with the flash going off in me face!!! LOL
One day a really special surprise came for me in the mail. A birthday gift from Addie, Lucie and Hailey.
It made me really really happy!!!! They are great friends. The treats were great also. Yum, Yum, Yum
So nicely gift wrapped I almost didn't open them up!!!
Yum pretzel treats and they are mine all mine!!
Opening up the bag all by me self. But, I saved the tag.
Dipstick and I wanting to open up another gift. Yes, I did share them with me brothers and sisters. Me mom made me, and I didn't mind because they are me brothers and sisters and I love them lots. Thanks again Addie, Lucie and Hailey for the great gifts. :-)
Since Dipstick couldn't have more of me treats he decided to find his own... Mom caught him in the act:
I know there is food in here someplace!!
This picture says it all!!!!
Here's a picture of me and Midget laying next to me mom when she is on the computer. I love being next to me mom no matter where she is.
Life is good!!!
I love you all!!!!!
I hope everyone has a nice Memorial Day on Monday! Please take a moment to remember our soldiers for the sacrifices they have made to keep us free. Especially the soldiers who gave their lives. God Bless them and the United States of America!
I just want to wish all my furry and human family and friends a very Happy Easter!! I also want to thank you for all the support and prayers that you have been sending me while I try to regain the use of me legs. Your messages of support and the power of the paw makes me keep going. Me and me mom and Chris hope someday that I will walk again, but the most important thing that me mom says is that I am still alive. Life is great especially when you have a family and friends that love you and support you no matter what.
Thank you again and I hope you all have a beautiful Easter Day. God Bless You all!!
Whooo Hoooo!!!! I finally went outside with me new wheels. Me mom was working from home today and at lunch she took me outside. It was a beautiful day to be outside. I was sooo happy to get some fresh air. Mom kept the other pups inside so that I could be just with her. I got to walk up the road a little bit and than around the yard. Mom didn't want me out tooo long because it was warm and she didn't want me to get tooo tired out. She promises next time I will be out longer.
Here are some pictures from me walk today!!!!
On the road again, I am so happy to be on the road again!!!
Like me new coat
It got tooo hot for the coat. Like that big stick next to me?
Soft ground makes it hard to walk on the grass. But, I still love it.
Where are the other pups mom, I can here them barkin?
I see a bug, I see a bug!!!!!!!!!!! Off to go get it!!!!
I am so happy to be outside!!!
Boy am I thirsy, I want water. Time to go inside. Don't worry me human friends, mom stopped me from going up the stairs by meself. :-)
Well, me friends, I am so tired from being outside that it is time to take another nap. I hope you like the pictures and when i go outside again me mom promises to take more.
Until next time I hope everybody has a great day!!!
A Post From Blu's Mom
As some of you might already know on January 31, 2012 we lost a very special member of our pet family. Her name was Blackie. Otherwise know to us as Queen Blackie, or Wacky Blackie, or our One Grand Cat. But really she was a Queen and she held that title with grace until the day she went to the Rainbow Bridge.
Blackie was 14 1/2 years old when she suddenly feel ill and died. I guess in a way it was God's way of not allowing a very special cat suffer for too long. Because you see after she became ill we found out that she had cancerous tumors in her abdomen and stomach. We never knew that she had them because she never let on that she was that sick. We thought we would have to make the decision for when to say goodbye to Blackie, but again God in his own way did it for us. The vets allowed us to take Blackie home, and she died peacefully in Chris' arms about an hour after she came home. It was a fitting ending because Blackie was Chris' cat, and they always had a special bond. We all miss her a lot, but we have 14 years of very special memories of her that we will keep in our hearts forever. Today as a tribute to our special Blackie I would like to share some of this memories and pictures with you all.
Blackie was born in July of 1997 to my niece's cat named Lucky. What is amazing is that we had found a little kitten in June and named him Lucky. Some of you might know our beloved cat Lucky from Facebook.
When we first saw Blackie, Chris fell in love with her and she came into our lives in October of 1997.
Blackie with her favorite toy.
Sitting in one of her favorite chairs
Blackie resting or watching out for the pups
Yes folks she really was watching a movie! It was Muppet Treasure Island
Her and Lucky became best buddies and you would always find them together someplace in the house. Here are some pictures of the Blackie and Lucky together.
Lucky and Blackie when they were young.
Our Wacky Cats.
Oh just in case you are wondering the bird wasn't eaten just in another cage.
Blackie and Lucky always shared a window
One of the last pictures of Lucky and Blackie together before Lucky died in 2010.
At one point in time we had 3 cats and here is a picture of three very special Dudley cats who are now at the Rainbow bridge together.
Lucky, Blackie and my precious cat Tuffy.
One of the reasons why we called her Wacky Blackie was because of the silly things she did. Here are some pictures of our silly Blackie.
Playing with her toy.
Using a fan stand as a pillow?
Blackie loved to go into a bag.
Blackie went into Chris' backpack, so he was going to try to take her to school that day. Sorry Blackie, but mom had to say no because of some silly rule of no pets at school.
She loved to help me wrap gifts.
Or lay down on top of them
Blackie was my son Chris first pet, and they held a very special bond. Chris was 7 years old when we got her and it was a joy watching them both grow up together. Here are some pictures of the 2 of them.
Chris loved to read to Blackie
Surfing the Internet together
Queen Blackie with a now grown up Chris
Chris and his Blackie
There is no real easy way to end this tribute except to say, thank you Blackie for 14 special years together. It was an honor to have you as a member of our family. We miss you so much and we will never forget you. Love you always. Mom