Wednesday, October 27, 2010


What did I do? I mean, I don't remember anything totally outrageous that I did to get in trouble. But dang.......I am SURE in trouble! First, anytime I run or even MOVE fast, my mom yells at me. Then, I got caught running through the yard, so she scooped me up and made me sit on her lap the WHOLE time she was outside. Everyone else got to run, and play, and scream at the people walking by. Not me. Like a total goober, I had to be the loser stuck on his MOMMY's lap. How degrading. She started kissing on me and saying "Now Lou Lou, you have to stay quiet for two months and not be active cause you are sick." Listen lady, a few kisses and treats doesn't make up for the fact that you are treating me like a prisoner!! You even yelled at me when my friends came over tonight! I was just glad to see them.........but Mom still yelled "No Louie!"
This mess isn't going to work. I can't be treated like I am a juvenile delinquent when I don't even know what I did wrong. Word on the street is that this mess is going to last two months? No way. I may have to make a break for it. How ashamed would YOU feel if you were sitting on your own deck, in your own yard, but had a collar and leash attached?
Love you guys-

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Brave boy!!

Today was my big day. I got super excited when my mom put my collar on (I am too fat to just wear it around, so I know it means "ride!"). My cousin Cosmo was very sad when I was outside and he was inside- he howled and jumped at the door. But I didn't care. I was going somewhere with my MOM!! Then she parked in front of the place where they look in your butt and give you shots. Once inside, I realized that this place was AWESOME. All this people were there to pay attention to ME. A nurse walked right up to me and I jumped on him- of course I knew he wanted a kiss from me. When they came with the leash to take me back to the hospital part, I just waddled away without a second glance at my mom. I think she probably was sad about that.
Dr. Bolles said the only problem they had with me was that I liked to be petted. DUH. He said that I "would let them know when he wanted to be petted more." Did I miss a memo? That was their job. Anyway, I am sort of self conscious because they had to shave part of my back to give me my injection. I look like a dork. Dr. Bolles said I have Stage 2 heart disease but that I should be ok when all the treatment is over. It may not reverse everything, but I can hopefully be around for awhile!
I was glad to see my mom, but kind of gave her the cold shoulder. Who the hell drops their kid off for the day and let's the caregivers shave them? I mean, seriously. When I got home, my friends were so happy to see me. I was glad to see them too, but I had to #1-get a drink and then #2 go and lift my leg on the broom. Then, I ignored them all and went and hid under my blankets. Dr. Bolles said I might be lethargic today because it was so much out of my routine. I have to be on activity rest for two months. I guess my mom is gonna have to entertain Mr. ADHD- he won't leave me alone!! But, I get to slouch it for two months and get all the attention. being sick isn't that bad!
SO-thanks to all you who loved me enough to help pay for my treatment. One down and two to go!! Many happy doxie kisses to all of you!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The yard sale that saved me

Amy's perspective on the yard sale: FREEZING. Early. Woman in her pajamas buys dresser and stuffs it in the back seat of her car. Pseudo homeless guy comes to talk about "healing yourself by knowing your heart and immune system." Cosmo comes outside, gets off his leash, runs across the church parking lot and into the fellowship hall of the Ethiopian church. Amy has to run (in flip flops) into the church, while being bombarded by church goers screaming at her in a language she doesn't understand. Cosmo returns home and is banned from leaving the house again. Sun comes out. Starts sweating. Lady with yellow weave buys teal colored couch and brings Grandpa Bobo and 140 pound JoJo to lift the sofa sleeper to the street. Time runs out. Signs up that everything left is free, and people begin looting the front yard. Woman rings doorbell, Amy answers in a towel (was in the shower) and the woman wanted a freakin donut. Enough money raised to save LOUIE!!
Louie's perspective: Why are we up this early? Why can't I go outside, because I hear my mom out there? I know there are people on the porch- I can hear them. Run out back and bark. Get anxious, and start eating every pair of shoes my mom left on the floor (Fritz's idea). Mom picks me up and takes me out front to show me off- I'm freaked. Cosmo disappears for awhile, then comes back and he was in trouble. Out back again to bark and protect the perimeter. Mom comes in. People out front go away. Pass out on the deck- busy day. Enough money raised to save ME!!
This is the abbreviated version, but in the end, the yard sale was a success, not much was left, and someone finally came and took the large filing cabinet out of the front yard! Louie goes to the vet on Tuesday (26th) and will stay overnight. He will post with updates when he gets home! Love and wet dog kisses to all of Lou Lou's fans!

Monday, October 18, 2010

For my fans...

SAVE LOUIE!! Ok, so I am pretty sure no one is surprised that I am blogging about my dog. Actually, this is supposed to be HIS blog, but the lack of opposable thumbs makes it difficult to type. And let's be real, the dog has way too many other things to do. After the recent "Save Louie" campaign, he decided that he needed to give back to his fans. Let them know what he is up to. He felt he owed them that much...so...VOILA. A blog about (and by) my dog.
Many of you know that Louie was a dog living in a shelter in Alabama. I was fostering for a rescue organization and got an email about a dachshund in a shelter that was scheduled to be euthanized by the end of the week. WHAT? No way. So, I drove to Alabama, met the lady who picked him up from the shelter, and brought Louie home. I had no intention of keeping him........just wanted to give him a chance to live and find a forever home. But- have you met Louie? After about a week, it was apparent that he was the missing piece to the dachshund puzzle at my house. We had a family meeting (Fritz, Miko and I) and decided that we wanted to adopt Louie. Ok, ok. So it was me who wanted to adopt Louie- Fritz just gave me the "eye." My house became Louie's forever home on February 12, 2010. Since we don't know much about him or when his birthday is, we have decided to celebrate his birthday on that date, because that is when his life really started!!!
Enough history. Just know that Louie is one of the funniest dogs I have ever met. His only real stress in life is that he is not getting petted every minute of every day. Other than that, pretty much lumbers through life like a stoner on a 3 day high. Louie is the best kind of dog...never meets a stranger and the first thing he wants to do is lick your face.
More to come on the whole Save Louie sale and all the adventures that morning, including my race to catch a running dog that had escaped into the Ethiopian church next door. Never a dull moment.
Louie and the gang are hitting the couch for some study time. Which in Louie terms means "let me lay right on top of you so you are as uncomfortable as possible." Funny. I hardly even notice how much he weighs- I am just content to listen to his warm cuddly self snore as he sleeps.