Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Your friend, Rigel.
By the way, my name is pronounce RYE-gel, like the blue star. : )
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
There are 12 Voting Periods, and the top five vote recipients for each week move on to the final selection process.
Week 1 Voting Period starts today. Didgeridoo has been entered as the "ambassadog" for NEBCR this week.
Didge is a 6.5 year old NEBCR alum, adopted in 2008.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I am now walking on my leg but would love to do a bunch more on it but my Foster Mom said I am not allowed.
She fitted me with a regular harness which I wear all the time and of course, the cone of shame! I can't even turn my head without catching that darn thing on something! I've already managed to crack and edge of it so now there is packing tape to hold it together. Don't tell anyone, but I can still manage to get to my bandage if I hold my leg a certain way!
I spent this past weekend at my foster grandparents and their two little jack russel terriers. The female, Courtney, is an old girl. She is now 15 years old but going strong. She really likes the warmth and sleeping but she can get going if you push the right buttons! The other little guy is Mozart. He and I met before my injury and he is a lot of fun to play with. He is much younger and likes squeaky toys like I do!
I had so much fun hanging out with all of them. Unfortunately, the weather was not that great so I didn't get to do much walking like I am supposed to but I did play with Mozart quite a bit. We even played a little tug with my new favorite blue ball toy pictured above.
My foster people finally figured out a contraption to put on my bandage to keep it dry and safe from the rough road outside. Now, I am easily walking half an hour and could go so much more but my Foster mom keeps mumbling about this work thing. Last week I couldn't go that far but today I tried to pull her into a faster gait than a boring walk. It was tiring as she is quite strong you know! I figure she could use the help getting up some of those hills.
Just two more days and I have another bandage change. Maybe this time I can have my foot back and not have it all bandaged up. Dr. Berzon said this time he will probably let me wear the next one for two weeks instead of just one. Then I think it is supposed to come off, Yippee!
Maybe then I can do this:
Monday, January 4, 2010
Hi there! Yes, it’s me, Oran! I know that it has been some time since you got news of me! I have been busy over here. It took me some time to get adjusted to this new routine and to these new humans and their friends. I guess I like it up here. I have a place of my own with my crate, blanket and the toy (the one they say I stole from the vet, right. It was right there at my reach! What was I supposed to do? I am a dog, after all! ). I can go there if I want to be quiet but I do prefer to lie down near my human friends most of the time. I have to share them with 3 other dogs, though. They are alright. The two boys, Lochan, the Little One and Casey the Big Guy usually leave me alone. It’s the other one, the Cinnamon Girl… That one thinks she has to boss me around. Really, who does she thinks she is anyway. I am her elder by many years (don’t ask). She is a little spitfire and she really likes the Big Guy! Oh well, I guess I have lost it!
I am doing ok. I play Frisbee and ball. Tough to do in the snow but it is still fun… These last 4 weeks have been difficult, however, as the Big Guy got hurt and we all had to try to keep him quiet so he could heal. He is better now so we are all breathing a sigh of relief. WE CAN HAVE FUN AGAIN!
I am feeling kind of dejected. There was a kitty cat named Spitts, who stayed downstairs with me, but she decided to move upstairs. Don’t know why! And since I don’t like to climb stairs, I can’t visit her upstairs with her friend, Misty. I wait for her at the bottom. Sometimes, she peeks to see if I am there. I think she wants to play hide and seek!
Otherwise, things are good. The food and lodging are fine. I got some bones to chew on, lots of companionship: life is pretty good right now.
I know this is temporary but I am enjoying myself. That’s it for now. Yours Truly, Oran.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I have high hopes that my forever family will see how smart and handsome I am, and find me soon in 2010!