Sunday, July 4, 2010

Great news! Petey is just fine!

Petey and Abby are traveling with the Extreme Canine Stunt Dog show and having a blast! See if they are in your area here :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

*"Petey, a Disc Dog Rockstar and all around good guy had an intestinal obstruction that required major surgery.
Petey had 9" of his intestine removed and reattached and his recovery is not guaranteed.
Abby is an Art Major @ MN State and positive dog trainer in the Fargo/Moorhead area.
We would like to raise funds to help abby cover the veterinary costs.
Please donate and support Abby in this scary time."

We met Abby & Petey at this last summer. Abby was supportive of our ArtPrize efforts, she made a few comments that I am grateful for and will remember. Abby is also an awesome positive dog trainer/disc dogger. Abby has helped more than a few rescue dogs find good homes too.
see some of the cool stuff Abby has done here Pawsitive Vybe Fargo
Sending Pibble Power and Prayers to Petey for a speedy recovery!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Here is a family shot on our sculpture that is in the ArtPrize competition!
Voting ends Weds. night so Vote, Vote, Vote!!! I spent a lot of time walking up and down the bench part when Dad was working on it :)
Mom has been taking pictures of toher dogs on the bench too!! She is going to post them here when she gets a chance...come get your picture taken on this very cool ArtPrize sculpture!!! Here is the profile
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Friday, August 28, 2009

I live with crazy artist types :)

Busy, busy, busy around here! The official ArtPrize seal has arrived :) Wish us luck and if you are going to be in Grand Rapids, Mi
Sept 23-Oct. 10....DON"T MISS ArtPrize
If you can't be here in person you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Monday, July 13, 2009

Roo and Wallace do it again!

Sunday, July 12, 2009 Roo and Wallace win USDDN Qualifier "Ohio Cup" First place in the Super-Open Freestyle event!


Emma's Hero Wallace in the news again! OK she loves Roo, Josh and family too :) KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul - Rehabilitated pit bull becomes state champ Shared via AddThis

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

OK let's finish the first part cause things are movin' fast and this should have been maybe 4 or 5 posts :)

So over the next 2 weeks it sounded like this at our house...between chasing the puppy around and hauling out more old equipment and books (to brush up while we find a home for the puppy)...She's not stayin'

Mark: "She's little! she won't eat much"

Suzanne: "She's not stayin' "

Mark: "She is just a doll!"

Suzanne: "No she is a Pit Bull, remember how it felt when people thought that Hobbes and Baily were vicious killers while they wagged their little nub of a tail?" Hobbes and Baily were our Rottweilers and they were the best dogs in the world. "I hated it and Pit Bulls have it worse than Rotts did back in the early 90's!"

Mark: "I know..."

Suzanne: "Besides these dogs are major athletes, she is going to need a lot of training and exercise to be happy. With all of the changes around here , we do not need to add a puppy."

May 8th 2008 Mark wrecked his knee and has had 2 surgeries, off from work then layed off too. We are basically ok financially because we listen to Dave Ramsey and are debt free with savings.

:) Thanks Dave! BUT this is not the time to take on a new puppy. She's not stayin'

I put up signs and called the shelters and Vets in the area...

Mark: "We have most of the stuff we need we can cover some food and the vet, look at the puppy, she's so cute"

Suzanne: "We have an old dog that is used to going with us places and not sharing his toys etc. and what about your cat? Maggie is 20 1/2 years old she does not want to deal with a hyper puppy."

On cue Emma decides the kitty should play and Maggie smacks the heck out of her, Mags is declawed so the puppy loves every minute. It's nuts but Maggie is still going strong and has no problem giving the puppy what for. Emma wants to play but has been very good about being careful with the old kitty.

Mark: "(laughing) That's funny!"

Suzanne "Do not name that puppy."

Mark: "I won't"

Suzanne "She's not stayin' "

Mark: "I can't believe I like a Pit Bull. She is so smart and wow she can move!"

Suzanne: "I have told you for 20 years Pit Bulls are beautiful and great dogs, amazing athletes and that it's the irresponsible owners/media hype machines that cause the headlines."

Mark: "I know but you like all dogs and I didn't believe you."

I put ads on craigslist and Kijiji. I had some interest from people I wouldn't give a housefly to. I am getting pickier by the day...

Now for another thing that worries me to niece...she has 4 kids 8 and under. She isn't the most comfortable with dogs and I suddenly have a "Pit Bull"

Today is the Day...
My niece and the kids are coming over and Emma is still a crazy wiggle butt jumpaholic with people and this will be the first time with kids. I plan to spend the entire time chasing her around so she doesn't knock the kids down etc. and praying I don't hear that she can't be comfortable with a Pit Bull around her kids.

OK I have seen dogs that were good with kids...but this is beyond good. Oh Emma was crazy wiggle and her front feet may have left the ground for a second or two but...Wow she is being sooo good!! Emma loves the kids and is being careful and sweet. Don't get me wrong, she would have washed every kids face twice if they let her LOL!

Magic words "Wow Aunt Suzi, she is being soo good, I have never seen a dog that good with my kids." Pheeew thank goodness that's over.

Good job Emma you passed the kid test!

But She's not stayin'

We have friends that said "Your keeping her, c'mon!" and I debated well why we should not keep her and why we would not be keeping her!

The puppy goes to bed when Mark does. I stay up to do computer work etc and didn't want to watch her. One night (two and a half weeks from the night she showed up) when the puppy goes into her ex-pen again with out any trouble Mark says...

"Ya know we could just call her Emma for now..."Em ma Stayin' or Em ma goin' ?" LOL Ha! he is very impressed with his little joke...

So I got some tears in my eyes and said " You named the puppy, you had to name the puppy..."

Mark: Well, you have to admit it's funny! I mean I'm not sayin' didn't do it...and next time you want a puppy you can just bring her in, that whole "Found her" thing was not necessary LOL!"

I have a list of legitimate reasons she is not stayin'...

Not one of them matters to that beautiful little face.

I sighed and couldn't help but smile, she had planted herself deep in my heart so I said
"OK's Emma...and...Emma's Stayin' "

We couldn't be happier, she has brought a crazy new energy to this life that I am gateful for and will share with you on this blog...when I have time...I have a puppy to take care of, LOL!

YAY!! Emma's Stayin'