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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Cinnamon (1987 - 2000)

Our Cinny (11 wks) with her Clover (11.5 yrs) & Erin

She was our beautiful light red & white girl. Her birthdate was the same day as our wedding anniversary. She loved her adopted mom, Clover. Where one went, the other followed. When Cinnamon was around 3 years old, we noticed that she looked a little bow-legged in her back legs. Our vet said that she had the first signs of hip displasia. We didn’t care, what ever was to come we would deal with it to keep her healthy. Cinnamon was a talker. She would sit down in front of you, put her head in the air & woo to you stories. She would sing ‘the bye-bye’ song. Little bye-byes would be the side fenced-in run; big bye-byes would be the back yard. If I said little bye-byes she would woo softly or get louder to go out in the back yard. She would woo to us the bye-bye song when we asked her if she had to go out. When our daughter Erin was home & happened to be watching TV in our breakfast room when Cinny wanted to go out she would go over to Erin & woo loudly. If Erin would happen to ignore her, Cinny would take her nose & give Erin's chair a shove. Since the chair was on wheels, Erin would be given a ride by Cinny until she got off of her tush & let her out. It was hysterical to watch! She was an everybody's dog, but when I was around she never left my side. She loved sharing an apple with Joel.
When Cinny was around 10 yrs. old, our vet then discovered that she had a mass growing on her side & told us that it had to come out because it was starting to grow around some of her organs. The waiting was the hardest! She recovered & the growth, thankfully, was not the "C" word.
However, her beautiful red & white fur did not grow back on the side of the surgery. That was so painful to see! We did lots of tests & every one of them came back normal. But her beautiful red & white fur did not grow back.
The winter before Cinny became 12, she was out in the side run. Joel & I heard a loud scream from her. We hurried out & found her on the ground. She apparently had slipped on the ice & could not get up. I thought we were saying good-bye to her that night. We got her inside & the next morning I called our vet. He saw her that day. She had torn the ACL in her back leg. He told us that surgery could fix it. Since he did not do that type of surgery he recommended us to an orthopedic vet in the area who only took patients strictly by referrals from other vets. We took Cinny to this so-called great doctor! Do I sound cynical!! Well, he gave us great hope that even at her age, she would bounce back & be stronger than ever. I remember the evening that we picked her up from the animal hospital. She was in so much pain. We made a bed for her in her spot in the bookcase where she loved to sleep. She screamed all night in pain. When I couldn't take it anymore, I went downstairs & slept on the floor with her. Since her one back leg was so heavily bandaged, we had to help her walk outside or up or down stairs with a towel under her belly. When we thought we were through the recovery period, Cinny's other back leg started to give out on her. We took her back to the surgeon to find out what we could do for her. Now at the initial visit with the surgeon-vet, he knew that both of Cinny's back legs were not the strongest. AND, he left out something BIG about what could occur after the surgery. When we took Cinny back to see him, he looked at us & told us that I told you that the other leg could go while the other one was healing. Joel & I looked at each other & couldn't believe that he said that - cause that was what he had forgot to inform us before the surgery. I had to grab Joel's arm because he almost knocked that doctor on his a-s! I wouldn't have put our girl through any surgery if I had known this would/could have happened! She was in so much pain. We took her home with pain meds & kept her with us until the day she looked in my eyes with so much pain that I knew that it was time to let her go. With Clover, I didn't get to be there to say good-bye. With Cinny the whole family was with her, and I held her in my arms until she crossed over. She was a part of our family & she had family members around her when it was her time to cross the Rainbow Bridge & be with her Clovie!
The Queen of the Picnic Table!
This was Cinny's favorite spot to sunbathe. She wouldn't let any of her other 4-legged companions get up on her table.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Day After Turkey Day, Awards & This-n-That!

Hi EveryPuppy,

I hope all of you (or yinz by PGH talk) had a Happy Thanksgiving! Since our grandma is in her 80's & very petite, Juneau & I had to spend the evening in our crates. When we were allowed "out-of-jail" for a little bit, Juneau & I started to rough house & I ended up on grandma's lap in the recliner & I mean totally up on her lap with all 4 of my legs. I didn't mean to scare her, honestly! I guess I just don't realize how strong & heavy I can be to someone who is so little. Luckily I didn't hurt her. Well, back in the crates we went. Yes, 'the demon' really let me have it on this one - & that is a first since he is always getting into trouble. Erin & Carter brought grandma over around 6:00, so Juneau & I had the run of the house up until then. Grandma loves me, sos the next time she comes over I have to be more gentle wif her. (Yeah Cosi, I'll remember to smack you upside of the head to remind you. -J-)

Sorry we haven't been visiting your blogs lately. To bring you up-to-date, Mommy had 2 interviews in the past week. She gets sooo nervous when she has to interview. She heard from one of her past colleagues that she was called to give a business reference about her. So keep yur pawsies crossed fur mommy that she will hear soon about a new job. Also, Charlie Horse has been a little ouchy so she has been exercising him at a walk around the indoor arena at the barn where they board to help stretch his legs. He's also been on horsie motrin to help him. Her 2nd surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4th so she is kinda getting nervous about that. too. On Monday she'll call her surgeon's office to make sure that the surgery date is still on. It all depends if the TMJ joint that is being built for her will be in & approved by her surgeon's team.

We want thank the Kapp Pack & Juneau's girl, MayaMarie, for presenting us wif the Be-The-Blog Award.

"This award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can “be the blog” - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

And OMD, we would like to thank Echo for presenting us wif the Community Blogger Award.

"The Community Blog Award celebrates people who reach out and make the blogger community a better one. It also underlines the importance of a blog's readership community, one of the most rewarding parts about blogging. It's the people that come back to comment, adding to the conversation, making you feel like someone is listening and interested."

The Mullin Clan would like to present both awards to all of our blogging buddies!!! We have all so enjoyed blogging & talking wif all of you. Imagine 6 months ago mommy really didn't know what a blog was! My foster-mommy before I found my furever home, at Guinness & Shiloh's house at the The Stoutino Inn & Foster Kennel, got mommy addicted to blogging. It has certainly helped make her feel better from hearing from all of you when she has been down-in-the-dumps! We wuv sharing our antics of our household & the horsies with all of you & enjoy hearing about what all of you are up to.

Here's some moping pictures (cuz I knew that I wasn't my best boy self this evening) of me taken last night when we were ready fur bed. I like keeping mommy company in her bathroom when she is getting ready fur bed.

OK, enough mom (I wuv you, but I'll have tinkerbell flashings in my eyes & I want to go to sleep!) so please put the camera away & get into bed!!

Til next time,


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Girl, MayaMarie

Hiya EveryPuppy,

I have such great, terrific news - MayaMarie has given me her answer - and, I just want to shout it. MAYAMARIE HAS SAID YES THAT SHE WILL BE MY GIRLFRIEND!!! She has made me the happiest pup alive, fer sure fer sure.
My heart is just going pitty-pat just thinking about her!

She is my own very special, pretty lady. I hope you all will be happy for us. Woo Hoo, I just want to jump up & shout - I WUV YOU MAYAMARIE, YOU GOTS MY HEART!


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Masked Wonder

Cosi & I were "surfing" the web on different animal sites. He said that I looked like a raccoon.

Yep, we both are both black & white wif a little bit of brown. And, we both do have a mask & a full bushy tail.

I am also athletic, debonair, & a protector of all, hawoo-hawoo, just like Zorro. (I put this pic in cuz mommy likes Antonio Banderas.)

But, I am a whole lots cuter!! And I have a special kind of talk - just like Cosi - I can talk Huskinese & Wooooo all of the ladies.


(Oh paw-leese, not before I have eaten, gag!!!! -Cosmos-)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I Gots Mail!

Lookee, I got mail! Hmmm, I wonder what it could be?

I got a new big, pup collar. Mine just got so tight. Daddy said I had a growth spurt like almost over night while waiting for my new collar to come. He had to cut my first-pup collar off of me & got a little of my neck fur trimmed off by accident (mommy yelled at him for that!).

Mommy & daddy have Cosi & me wear lupine combo collars so we can't slip out of them when we are walked on a leash. My pattern is called Muddy Paws. Look how nice it looks on me.

Cosi's collar has pictures of stars, sun & moon. [Cosmos means everything that exists anywhere in the universe & celestial bodies. Mommy helped me look up the meaning.] So his collar really does suit him.


Saturday, November 3, 2007

Visiting Norris in His New Home

Joel took me to Maryland to visit with Norris today. I know that his new family is taking good care of him, but I just needed to see how he was doing with my own eyes to give me peace of mind. It was a lovely drive from Pittsburgh. The horizon was beautiful with all of the colorful leaves on trees. The sky was a clear blue with swirly white clouds. This would have been a beautiful day for riding Charlie & Cutter on the trails, but seeing Norris at this time was more important to me. I'll have my riding time tomorrow. As we got closer to Maryland, we couldn't get over how green the leaves on the trees were. Also, fields with grass were still very green. His new home is just an hour away from Gettysburg. Oh, it was soooo good to see my Norris (even though he has moved on he'll always be My Norris)! When I called to him, he came out of his little barn to see me. Yes, the tears did fall when he came over to me, but they were happy reunion tears. I got lots of nuzzles & kisses. He is looking really good. His winter coat is coming in. He has a little hay/grass belly. His coat coloring is vibrant. This was the best decision that I could have done for him. He is getting fresh air, a field to run around in, a pasture friend, & a young girl to take care of him. We had a lovely visit with Sarah's grandparents. Her grandmother made a delicious apple pie which I was able to try. They told me that I can come & visit with Norris anytime. When Joel & I were ready to leave it was after sunset. I went to the paddock gate to say my good-byes. I called out to Norris, & Willow came over to see me. I turned away & started to walk toward the car & I heard a sound behind me. Norris had come up & put his head over the gate. I had tears falling while saying good-bye to my old friend. Be safe & well & I'll see you in the Spring!

Willow wanted to be in the blog, too.

Willow has Wobbler Syndrome. She cannot be ridden. They do not know how long a life span she will have. A 26+ yr. old Appaloosa retired trail horse gelding & a 3-yr. old mare can live out what time they have as companions for each other.

In the following 2 videos, you can see how the bonding between "new" owner & horse is starting.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Demons Made Us Do It!

Mommy said that I am going to make her hair grayer quicker between trips to the ladies place where shes get her hair colored! This morning she heard me making "ralph" noises in my crate in the bedroom. I arfed up sumthing.

[No picture due to grossness!]

Daddy took a look & it was part of a sock. No how did it get in me, hmm?!? I don't remember eating a sock after I got fixed & between the meds that upset my tummy & the 'happy pills.' I knows, a DEMON made me do it!!

My tummy is feeling so much better. The squirts are getting under control & also no more piece of sock stuck in me. I like this rice & ground meat diet. But, I am not allowed to get Honey Nut Cheerios or Canidae snap cookies wif Cosi until my tummy is back to norml - & that's a bummer! Now it is Cosi's turn. He got caught 'red pawed' wif sumthing, ha-yip!

But mommy, I can splain. It wasn't me wif yur washcloth. I was taken over by a DEMON! It can happen. Check out Joey & Tanner's Blog. They were possessed by a demon thingy. It jumped out of them & over to me & Juneau in Pittsburgh. When you yelled, you scared it out of me. I would never take yur washcloth off of the towel rack! (Ahh Cosi, yes you would, I seen you do it other times & rub against mommy's & daddy's towels! Psst, Juneau, you tattle-tail you are not helping me!)