Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Goodbye Krazie

I explained it to St. Peter,
I'd rather stay here
Outside the pearly gate.
I won't be a nuisance,
I won't even bark, I'll be very patient and wait,
I'll be here, chewing on a celestial bone,
No matter how long you may be.
I'd miss you so much, if I went in alone,
It wouldn't be heaven for me.
- Unknown Author

My friend Krazie crossed over the bridge on 23rd of June.
I had to read the mail twice before the news sank in. How could she have died…she was so young…a year younger than me, in fact.
Buddy had met her fleetingly and Shadow never got to know her. But she was my best girl friend.
We had spent some really good times together while in Hyderabad

Left to right: Krazie,Me,Daddy,Buddy

My first encounter with the sea: Krazie & Me at Suryalanka Beach

nose over tails in luv


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Sharing a joke: Krazie,Daddy,Me & Uncle Harneet

Left to right: Mummy, Raja(A pup who owns a strawberry farm!) & Krazie

Of late, Krazie was having weight gain issues. She had developed arthritis, hypothyroidism and OSAS.
All these are rectifiable issues and we had hoped she would mend and go on to lead a long,healthy life.
But as fate would have it, she left us just too soon.
 Our heart goes out to her fur-brother Mogli and her human-family. It is always the most difficult for the ones who are left behind…..

Left to right: Krazie, Mummy and Mogli

I will always remember you, my friend.
And I hope you are in a lovely place now, running free…young and healthy once again, and without pain…..


Love always,

Friday, June 24, 2011


This is terrible!

We haven’t been able to post AT ALL!!!  Sad smileCrying faceCrying face

Can anyone suggest how you can go about getting a new and more efficient editor/secretary? We asked Daddy but he categorically refused to help us out which we think is very inconsiderate of him.

For now, we are stuck with Mummy whether we like it or not.


Now for the MOST important part of today’s post.

We have two very important announcements to make today….


Most of you know our friend Bocci from ‘BOCCI’S BEEFS’. Well, his mom Joan has been working on a very special book for quite some time now.

This book is about special doggies and the story of their lives.

Alright, alright!

We KNOW all doggies and kitties out there are special but we are talking about some extra special doggies. Say, for example, like our puppy brother Shadow.

We are talking about those very special doggies who have known a difficult life, be it living behind bars in a shelter or out on the streets, and who have now found their very own furever families.

Bocci thinks their stories should be told and we totally agree.

So, if you are a special ‘Rescue Doggy’ or know of one, please send in your story to Joan at http://boccibeefs.blogspot.com/p/your-rescue-stories.html


This may just be your quickest way to fame.

We are also asking you to help us spread the word about this very special book. If you could do a small post on this, that would be just wonderful.

We are sending in Shadow’s story and we really hope it will make it to the pages of this very special book.


Now for the second announcement.




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Did you get it? Could you guess?

Yes! It is Buddy’s Second ‘GOTCHA DAY’!

When we look at him today, it is hard to believe that he came to live with us just two years back. I still remember the day very clearly…24th of June 2009. It was about 6:30 P.M. Buddy came home to us, looking very confused and scared to be in a new place. I didn’t know what to do, whether to be happy to have found a new brother or sad because now I was no longer an only fur-kid.

I took very long to decide, in fact about 4 months, that I rather like him. I think Buddy sensed it too, because suddenly,overnight, he seemed totally at home.

Today, he is easily my best friend and Shadow’s biggest role model.

Mummy absolutely adores him and I think I have to agree with her when she says he is the most obedient of us all.

We love you HEAPS, Buddy.

We know it must have been hard for you to come and live with us, adjust to a new family and a different life, but we know you have adopted us totally and completely now.

We are so glad you came to live with us.Each day, we feel thankful for your Good morning kiss, the wag in you tail, your warm hug and every little adorable thing you do.

We are so thankful you are a part of our lives.




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Guess who’s here?..!!!








You wouldn’t believe it, but the first glance I had of him was when he sauntered past while I was taking a nap! There he was, just a few centimetres away from my nose!

Mummy shrieked, ‘ Shadow, don’t you go after the lizard. It is just a puppy!’

What a silly girl she is!

One, she scared away the lizard. And two, I would never have seen him, leave alone going after him, had she not shouted.

Anyway, the little puppy lizard ran right up our bedroom wall and stayed there pretending he was a pat of the paintwork!

No amount of cajoling and pleading could convince him to get down.






Buddy came over to help me but gave up much too soon, convinced that it was a sheer waste of sleep time.

Ginger, of course, couldn’t care less.

Sometimes I feel my older brother and sister are really getting old! I mean, this is the first lizard we were meeting after ages. How can you not be excited?
















Well, I must have dozed off because when I woke up it was past midnight and the lizard was gone.

What a waste!!

Paws crossed I’ll see him around soon.




Thursday, June 9, 2011



Knock knock knock!…Are u guys there?

Well, we don’t really blame you if you’ve all left. Look at us…we are logging in after CENTURIES!

We have missed you all so much…


Alright. First things first.

We have GOOD NEWS Smile

Ginger is feeling much, much better. She hasn’t passed anymore blood in her urine for the last 1 week and she no longer is straining. Buddy and I think she is even beginning to like our new home and neighbourhood. At least, she is being a lot like her usual self.

We were feeling terrible that she had gone and caught this bug.

Oh! I am getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you this properly.

Mummy got her urine tested and it told us she had quite a lot of things going wrong. She was passing blood, protein and triple phosphate stones in her urine. And her urine was highly alkaline, which meant it facilitated further formation of phosphate crystals.

We read and read and read everything that we could lay our paws on about ‘Triple phosphate crystals’.

The best thing that we came across was this study that says dogs may have triple phosphate crystals in their urine normally too. And unless there were symptoms of impaction and infection, these needn’t be operated upon.

Besides, once the infection settles down and the dog gets hydrated well, these stones disappear altogether.

We were worried about another aspect in Ginger’s case. Stress induced hypertension, which can also lead to haematuria and proteins in urine.

The only good thing was she was not running a very high temperature and wasn’t in pain.

It was such a relief when we found that the antibiotic she was on, seemed to work well because after the third dose, her urine started to clear up.

It was no longer high coloured, there wasn’t any blood and she had stopped straining.

And yes, THANKS HEAPS for all your suggestions.

Mummy could find a good brand of Cranberry capsules that also has D-Mannose. The latter is a naturally occurring component in cranberries, blueberries and apples that is said to promote urinary tract health. No harm in trying it out, what do you say?

We are getting her tests repeated this weekend and then we will finally know if everything is truly well.


The only good thing that came out of all this was that we got to go on extra walks!

Mummy would come home terribly late from work and just about manage to sit through dinner and play a little with us when it would almost be time to sleep (read Midnight!). And just when we thought we were going to wind up for the day, she would suggest a walk!

We were rather surprised at first. What had come over Mummy? I mean, she needed to get up really early again.

But then we got to know Ginger wasn’t supposed to have any residual urine in her bladder, which meant we just got to go out whether we wanted to or not.

However late into the night it may be!


Well, I am NOT complaining! Those midnight walks were rather fun! We could run around as much as we wanted to because we had the entire park to ourselves!




Now you know why we were away from the blogging world for so long.

Of course, added to all of these was the fact that Daddy hadn’t decided on a proper internet connection. The satellite net wasn’t co-operating at all all this while.

Now, for the second good news.

We got a BRAND NEW cable internet connection today!! And it definitely outruns the snail net we had earlier!

So, even though Mummy is almost falling asleep on the keyboard, we insisted we just NEEDED to update today.

We have missed you all so much and have been feeling terrible that we haven’t been able to catch up with you.

But we realise now that our bloggie pals are there not because of any compulsion. You come over to visit us because you WANT to and not because you have to. And it isn’t about returning favours…

We aren’t saying thanks. But we would like you all to know that we truly feel fortunate to have you in our lives. We want you to know that we treasure your comments, mails and suggestions and LOVE YOU HEAPS Red heartRed heart