Archive for the ‘Wicket’ Category
I will be going on vacation May 29th through June 5th to Portland. As you may know from a previous post, my Mom has cancer and has a poor prognosis. The vacation was originally for me to go to the West Coast Haunters Convention, and it still is, but we have turned it also into a Mother/Daughter vacation. My Mom took care of my Da when he had cancer and eventually passed this last August, and she needs some time off just as much as I do.
Now to the Panhandling… I am not desperate for money and very thankful that I can keep my own head above water. I had the idea of setting up a Fundraiser, otherwise known as a ‘give me money for no other reason than you have it to spare‘ raiser. I want to be able to pay for dinner and other misc. things when we go down to Portland and not struggle when I come home.
Yes, I am throwing my pride and ID to the wind and shamelessly asking for monetary assistance. Will I cry if I don’t get any…no. Will I go to the nearest Pet Store in Portland to buy Wicket goodies if there is some money donated…you friggen betcha!!
If you donate, with stipulations that I use the money for Wicket, dinner, whatever, I promise that I will do just that and take photo’s of what I buy. Keep in mind, I do not drink so if you say I must go out and party with it, my style of partying may be different than your style of partying.
Here is Wicket’s Cardboard sign. I tried to get him to say something about Vacation money but he refused. He stated something about snow and cold and he is fed up with not being able to play outside, at least I think that is what he was saying, he did have a toy in his mouth at the time.
I had entered Wicket in our local Animal Care and Controls Poster Contest. The Posters are a Public Service announcement for the Municipal Tags that are required here in the city. Yes, my intentions were purely to get Wickets picture plastered all over the city, heh!
He didn’t win 1st place but he did come in 3rd! Woooo Hoooo! Third place gets a $50 gift certificate to Alaska Mill and Feed which is a local farm’ish type store that dotes on dogs. He will also get his poster on the website and at ACC within the building. He was rather excited when I told him the news last night. Ok… he was actually just happy to see me and goes crazy dog when I get home from work, but we can anthropomorphise a bit right?
Here is the website and Facebook link to the announcement with his picture:
Wicket has been back home since mid August and has been doing wonderfully! We are still gradually introducing exercise to him, even though he does get to play full out at Puppy Daycare, he doesn’t get to run in a large open area just yet. I have taken him to our Little Dog Meetup group at a dog park a couple of times but he has been kept on lead so he can’t run. We don’t need a re-occurrence of his back injury, so it’s slow and steady.
But… this does not mean I cannot torture him with Halloween dressup!! Yes, I want to dress him as a Flying Monkey for Halloween and have yet to make the costume. I’m still contemplating the colors I want to use, will probably go with the original blue and red even though I dislike that color combo. While shopping yesterday at Walmart, ugh, I stopped in the pet section… actually the pet section stopped me, due to having an endcap of Halloween Pet sweaters and whatnots. I had to buy two sweaters, which I’ve been meaning to do since the weather is turning cold.
I let Wicket model his own sweaters and here is the little darling along with a picture of the endcap at Walmart…
My little man is back home with me. I can’t tell you how much of a weight is off my shoulders having him back in the house.
His Rescuer Vickie Young of Polar Pug Rescue and Friends, is the classiest, most awesome, biggest hearted woman I have met. Not only did she have Wickets best interest at heart, she kept in consideration my own massive love of the little man and she came to the conclusion that Wicket and I would both benefit from having him come home at night, while they cared for his medical needs during the day. This not only lets me spend time with Da while not worrying about Wicket, it lets Wicket and I de-stress and snuggle at night.
We have a doctors appointment on the 22nd with a Neurologist to find out more about what may be wrong with his back. It doesn’t look to be structural due to nothing showing on the Xrays, which have been taken several times. A few guesses are, herniated disk, slip disk, or some type of nerve impingement… but I can’t say anything definite yet. Surgery may be the only option, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it.
I can’t say enough good things about Vickie and her rescue organization. I have had the displeasure of witnessing bad rescuers or rescuers that were actually hoarders in disguise.
- An amazing buffet dinner from The Hotel Captain Cook
- Live music
- A Silent Auction
- Door prizes
- Guest appearance from Kobe the Pug
- A night out without the kids
- A Wine Wall
While Wickie was with Vickie they filmed the Commercial for the event and shot some photos for promo. Wickie got to play poker, he is the second from the left.