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Thursday, November 30, 2006

"The Crate"

There is this thing we keep in the kitchen. Mom calls it a crate. I call it a jail. I don't like this crate/jail whatever you want to call it at all. I keep trying to get rid of it and mom keeps putting it back in the kitchen.

When mom and dad go off to work, and after Jordan gets on the bus to go to school I am left alone with Kendra until she goes to school. When she gets ready to leave, she captures me and puts me in that thing. She tells me to quiet down, because I start to put up a fuss. They put me in this so I don't get into trouble. Now, I ask you this, why would, moi get into trouble? They give me a nice cushy blanket to lay on (big deal) and toys to play with, but I DO NOT LIKE THIS JAIL!!! I think I'll write a letter to the Airedale Terrier Association. This is not right!

So, I start my sad crying get me outa here business. But Kendra doesn't care. Oh, no she just goes about her business and off to the bus stop she goes. One day I heard Kendra tell mom she could hear me out at the bus stop! So I have been trying to escape this jail. Yesterday when Kendra came home after school, she found my jail, with me in it, mind you, across the kitchen floor! I was trying really hard to escape but I haven't figured out how yet. Mom tells me when I get bigger maybe she will let me run free in the house like Whiskers does, but until then I have to be in jail uhm the crate when noone is home. Life is so unfair!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I've got a clean bill of health!

Hi everyone:

Lillie Valentine here.....Mom calls me Lillie V.

Just thought I'd let you all know that mom took me to the vet last week on Friday. Mom was all nervous. I don't know what for. She wasn't being poked and prodded! She didn't get her nails trimmed! Anyhow she wanted me to tell all of you that the vet said I am HEALTHY! Whatever that means. They made me do this urine test just because of mom. She said something to the vet about my kidneys. The vet said she knew mom would want to check them out. After the urine test (yup they had to do MORE because my specific gravity was 1.015 and mom freaked out), they took blood. They had to check my creatinine. The vet said they would take me in the back and draw the blood. While I was back there the vet tech decided I needed a manicure AND pedicure. I tried to tell her differently and mom wasn't there to protect me. I yowled so loud the entire place knew of my presence. I quieted down once they took my blood though. Boy that was quite an experience! Anyhow after they checked my blood, the vet came out and told mom that my creatinine was .05. I guess it was good cuz mom did this silly dance right there for everyone to see. You should have seen this guy who was in the waiting room look at mom with a strange expression. So I got an A++ on my report card. Oh, and they gave me these shots, too and it sure made my arm sore. I let everyone know it when they tried to pick all 10 lbs of me up. My sore arm got me tons of attention, especially from my hooman brother Jordan. Boy can I turn on the charm for that kid. I think he likes me almost as much as his X-box...Now where are those controls?

Love ya!
Lillie Valentine

Friday, November 24, 2006

Thank You

Dear Friends,
We want to thank everyone for your kind words during this most difficult time. Without all of you, and your support, I don't know what I would have done. I have never been treated so lovingly by people in my entire life. The kids have come to Daisie's site and have read all the words of kindness. It has helped them more than you will ever know. It is comforting to know that there are other people out there that understand and share your desires as to why you go through what you do for your pets. The truth is, I wouldn't change a thing. I didn't know how much time we'd have with our sweet Daisie. We took each day one day at a time and embraced her with as much love as though it may be the last. She has taught us all a valuable lesson about unconditional love.

We'd like to thank Elaine and Miss Sunshade for the most beautiful post about Daisie. We go there frequently just to reminisce. She has taken us under her wing and we are truly thankful for both of them. I truly believe that someone sent her to us to help us get through this time. You guys are GREAT!

I also want to take the time to thank each and everyone of you that sent us an e-mail of sympathy either personally or in this blog. I have saved each one and will put them in a special scrapbook that we will be making to honor Daisie. You have surrounded us with tons of love and support. You guys are GREAT!

We are hanging in there. I know that we will be able to get through this, it just may take some time. We look forward to raising Daisie's little sister, Lillie Valentine. Stay tuned for her adventures. I will be posting her first story very soon. She has been VERY busy.

Again, Thank-You! Love and tons of Hugs and ear scratches.
Amy, Kendra, Jordan, Lillie and Angel Daisie

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Rainbow Bridge

It's with a very heavy heart that I must tell all of you that Miss Daisie Duke has gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. She just couldn't handle the kidney disease any longer. The past two days had become increasingly harder on her little body. We did everything we could to save her, but were unable to get her through this last crisis. I will continue this blog in honor of her memory and will introduce you all to her little sister, Lillie. Until next time............
Missing my little Daisie Duker.


Monday, November 20, 2006

My Family

Hi Everyone:
Mom is feeling more relaxed about this blog, so she said I could post. She thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to some of my family. I have a hooman sister, Kendra. She just turned into a teenager. She's great. She gives me treats, and lots of love. She likes to play soccer, and because of that, I have become pretty good at soccer too. I love to chase that black and white ball around! She takes excellent care of me when she gets home from school. I love ya, girl!

Then...there's Jordan. Now don't tell Kendra I said this, but Jordan is the bomb! He loves me almost as much as he loves his X-box. That is ALOT!! Right now, I get most of the attention, though cuz mom took the X-box away from him. If he plays too much X-box, he doesn't pay attention to me. I fixed that for him, though. I chewed those x-box controls so he and Kendra couldn't play anymore. That will teach them to leave stuff out for me to chew! Mom fixed me though and bought them a cordless control. Darn! Anyhow, right now the X-box is put away. Mom says there's more to life than X-box, but I think an 8 year old would beg to differ. Jordan gives me TONS of love. He lays by me and reads me stories. We just finished reading "Do reindeer really wear striped underwear?" Now we are reading a book about a collie. I follow Jordan around everywhere....just in case he drops something he's eating. Yum!

I have a doggy brother, Whiskers. He is an 11 year old blue heeler cross and he's as tall as me but weighs alot more. I also have a "baby" sister, Lillie. She's an 8 week old Airedale. I like her most of the time but don't let anyone know that. I don't want her to think she can just move in and take over. Then, there's Sox. Now Sox is a kitty. A big kitty. I have to compete for love with Kendra and this kitty. Kendra gets mad at me because I like to chase her around. Sometimes I wrestle her to the ground and put her in a head lock. Watch out kitty!

My hooman mom and dad take really good care of me. They give me lots of extra love because of this horrible disease called kidney disease (whatever that means). Whatever it is, I don't care- it gets me lots and lots of attention. I get special food because I won't ever eat what mom fixes me. She does these special dances around the kitchen when I eat. It is hilarious! I have never seen anything quite that funny. Sometimes I act picky just to see her make a fool out of herself. She even pays more attention to me than that little Lillie that just moved in!

If you have any questions for me, let me know. I would be more than happy to answer them! Until next time.........

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Testing, testing, 123 Are you out there?

Well, my mom finally took the time to get this blog thing down. Now, don't get too excited because she isn't very good at it. She can't even get my picture to post....Huh! Is it that hard even? I can't believe this woman. So, please cut her some slack.
Thanks to Sunshade's mum Elaine, my mom finally got my picture up on this site. Now you all of you can see how cute I really am!

Since mom is new to this, I am not going to require her to blog anything more today.....She needs to rest. She is exhausted!

Thanks, Elaine and Miss Sunshade!

Daisie Duke