Friday, December 24, 2010

It's official, Smokey is freaked out by Santa!

Most of you know I'm a Board member and volunteer with Hickory Hill - an all-breed rescue. So when we did Santa Paws photos at PetSmart, I took the opportunity to introduce Smokey to Santa. I took this picture behind the photographer. Smokey was FREAKED! And this is a hound that LOVES people of all ages and sizes - loves cats (won't even go after a cat in the backyard!) and other dogs. So I figured, meeting Santa would be a piece of cake. NOT! He actually had a look on his face at one point like he was going to bite him! Shaking, trying to run away, it was hysterical! And you know it was such an exhausting experience that he came home and slept for like 8 hours!
So, we've been doing alot of fostering for my other group, Hickory Hill. Smokey and the cats are quite the hound snobs! If it ain't a hound, they ain't happy! But then again, try fostering a young terrier, I dare ya! This is Big Walt - saved out of a rural kill shelter - he was injured early in life and will need FHO surgery. He is the only pup that harassed Smokey so much that Smokey tried to bite him! Lets just say that I was the only one in the house that loved this dog - I thought he was terrific. On day 2, ALL of the animals, including the husband, would not hang out in the same room with me and Big Walt! But I LOVE Terriers, and this guy was so smart! The reality, I like my lazy ass Greyhounds that don't require much more than what my cats need!
Then there was Janie Bee, a young Puggle. Oh boy, Puggles are the WORST combination of 2 really great breeds - hence, lots being returned or ending up in the shelter. This little girl was actually alot of fun and was adopted in a week. We currently have another Puggle that I'm contemplating fostering - God help me! All of us here in the Pierce household wish all of you a Merry Christmas!!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Of Hounds and Harleys

So where in the heck have Smokey and I been? You know how life gets in the way - and I say that with a happy heart. I'm a very blessed person - my life is amazing - God has given me the mindset to make good decisions. But I digress. So, on September 11th and 12th, a good friend of mine and myself took the 2 day motorcycle safety course. HARD!!!! If you've never ridden a motorcycle before, good Lord, there is alot going on! I came in second in my class and received my license that day. The hubs was brave enough to let me practice on his Harley, and I realized, I WANTED his Harley :) So, 2 weeks later we bought a second bike and we've been riding together ever since. Aren't they beautiful?!??!?!?!? And of course we need to give Smokey some picture time! He is looking for those pesky little squirrels. And this is Jacey - my last foster. A bounce back. I always find it interesting that I never see the behavior that they were bounced back for. If I were in the market for another houndie, ooooooo, I would have snatched her up!
We head to California next week - to see the family. Then party time in Vegas! I promise to keep everyone much more updated in the future :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Am I really this lame????

I know, I know...absolutely no excuses. I need to sit down this weekend and post pics of not only the hounds and other dogs that I've fostered over the past few months, but we had another 80's rock band reunion this year. I'm hoping the videos of me singing will be available soon - everyone needs a good laugh. Smokey is doing very well. We just fostered a Puggle - yes, a freakin' Puggle - for a week - and Smokey was glad to see her go. It wasn't that she was a pain - she actually could have cared less about Smokey - she just brought an energy to the house that even the cats hated. I get Dash tonight for a week of babysitting - a fellow brindle boy that sadly is goofier than Smokey! Like Trina and Gyeong, this is a busy babysitting time of year - plus I foster for my all breed group so it makes it even trickier. I'm contemplating fostering a really nice Australian Cattledog named Bailey - you can see my other group at And yes, human vacations are on the horizon!!!!! Several of us Greyhound owners will be headed to Vegas in October - man, it's gonna get wild. But I digress....promises of updated pics this weekend...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Of Greyhounds and cigarettes...

I know, I know, it's been since the "worm foot" incident that I've posted anything. And I don't have pictures of Smokey right now, but I promise to post them soon. Just wanted to get evryone caught up on what's been goin' down. Well, the biggest thing is - after 30 years, and a pack a day, I quit smoking cigarettes! Yes, its shocking even to me! I love smoking - seriously, I'm a true addict and I loved it - I still want one every day - my addicted little mind thinks of ways to condone smoking. But I worked so hard - and I can say with true sincerity, I will never smoke again. I still miss those damn things! Argh! Smokey is doing great. He'll be 8 this year - totally blows me away. If you look on earlier postings I talk about a foster named Lola - I will be getting her back this weekend. Something about snapping at the kids - I say, get rid of the freakin' rug rat! Just kidding :) I actually like kids, but I like animals better. So, once Miss Lola shows up, I'll get some more pictures up. I need to also post some pups from the other rescue group I am involved with - I love my mutts, my pound puppies - they mean just as much to me as my Greyhounds.