Monday, May 28, 2012

We Remember and Give Thanks

First known as Decoration Day,
the day was not known as
Memorial Day until
after World War ll. 

My dad retired from the Navy, 
my brother is retired Air Force and 
his wife is in the National Guard.

My mom retired from the 
Veterans Administration
Medical Center.
I have worked at the same
Veterans Medical Center for
over 25 years- 

So you could say that 
in some way,
either directly or indirectly,
this is a 
military connected family.
I have a great respect for
all they do for us.

And that goes for our 
canine world as well

And I found this about

Team Beaglebratz would 
like to give a big 
to all members, 
2 and 4 legged,
of our military.

Friday, May 25, 2012


We Beaglebratz r joinin'with the rest of Blogville tu celebrate an'honor a furry much impawtent an'furry much bizy doggy who also happenz tu b Blogville'z own mayor- 

Our mom furst started this blog back in 2008 BUTT wood hardly post much of ANYTHING an'didn't git any commentz.  It wuz not 'til October of 2009 (yea we know mom - the truth hurtz sumtimez) that she really turned the blog over tu us Beaglebratz an'it haz growed bit by bit since then AN'it wuz Mayor Frankie Furter who wuz our furst commentor - only then it wuz just Frankie Furter cuz Blogville didn't haf a mayor yet.  He haz remained furry much steadfast in commentin'here an'him an'hiz mom haf been there (here) with commentz of support an'concern whenever our mom haz truble with her eyez.  

It'z kind of a weird coinsidense when Mayor Frankie took on a new responsibility - also durin'the month of October, only this wuz just last year, in 2011.  We're talkin'boutz when he got hiz OWN puppy - Ernie.  Yepperz, Mayor Frankie haz ben there with Ernie every pawprint on the way thru puppyhood.  So b-sides all the support an'concern he showz here in Blogville, bein'an ambassadog in hiz community an'where-ever he goez, he received an award fur a role he had in a stage producshun an'most impawtently he haz a MAJOR role in the livez of hiz human family an'iz a big bruther tu little Ernie.  Mayor Frankie Furter - we Beaglebratz salute you!

~Shiloh'n Shasta~

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Wuzn't shure we wood haf a WTF Wednezday post this week BUTT then we started goin'thru sum pikchurez

Diva Queen Shasta here - sumtimez our WTF postz r  'boutz mom or sum other peepz BUTT I saw this pikchur of my "best bud" - my mentor - my big bruther Shiloh abscondin' (mom sed that wood b a good werd tu uze) with MY froggy friend.  I tried complainin' (that'z me on the couch) BUTT it wuz like Shiloh didn't even hear me - WTF iz that all'boutz?

Diva Queen Shasta agin - this time it IZ 'boutz my MOM!  Well, MY boyfurriend, Seamus the Famous, had tu move tu a new blog when hiz mom moved tu
a NEW BLOG HOME.  This all soundz ok, rite?  WRONG-O! Mom ALMOST furgot tu change over tu their NEW blog an'that wooda meant that I, Diva Queen Shasta wooda LOST CONTACT with my boyfurriend an'THAT wood NOT b a good thing.
WTF wuz that all 'boutz - mom wood furgit her mentalz if they weren't in her head which iz attached, I hope.

Shiloh here - I only got one this week BUTT since we doggiez love our napz so furry much, I think it iz a BIG deal.  Now then, what u c here - mom had sed "Go tu bed Shiloh" so I went on upstairz,
(sorry for the blurriness- 
theze r akchully 2 diffrent timez so this
haz happened B-4!)
I wanted tu go tu bed an'that iz 
what mom told me tu du so 
WTF iz that all'boutz?

Ok - that'z all fur now-
our mom BEGGED us tu 
let HER write sumthin'soooo...

The mom here-
had an eye doc appointment yesterday - for MONTHS I have been having WEEKLY appointments BUT yesterday's was the first one in TWO weeks and that is how it will continue as long as all stays stable with my eye.  ALSO, no defect or basically a skin tear on the surface of my eye AND no active Herpes infection of the eye - this last thing is what we have been struggling with the most for at least the past 3 - 4 months.  Using words from the Beaglebratz- 

Kim, Doodle Boy'n Wiggle Butt

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Introducing ...........

Doodle Boy'n Wiggle Butt

Yepperz, we played 
an'he dropped by our blog tu tell 
us our NEW NAMEZ fer a week
So that iz the only thing 
our mom can call us now fer a week-
we will c if we answer tu it.

We r still Team Beaglebratz-
just each of our own namez
haz changed.
We did want tu 
all fer stoppin'by tu vote.

~Doodle Boy'n Wiggle Butt~

(PeeS - by the way, 
the game iz over now butt 
we hope he duz it agin sumtime-
thingz like that r alwayz changin'n
it wuz ALOTTA fun)

Friday, May 18, 2012

A New Star in the Heavens Tonite - plus a reminder

Back in October of 2010, I first brought you the story of Wilf and his
family – Wilf, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog and his mom and dad –
“the font” and Angus who live in France.  Wilf’s younger brother Digby
had succumbed just a few months earlier that same year to
tick born piroplasmosis
and in October of 2010 Wilf had just been diagnosed with cancer that eventually led to his blindness.  The family was told that he MIGHT have a week but probably just a few short days – yes, over a year and a half ago.  That discrepancy is a big fault with doctors sometimes, both human andpets – they don’t always take into account the will to live and in Wilf’s case, the strong bond of love and trust between a dog and his owners. 

Tonight there will be a new star in the heavens – I learned this
morning that sweet Wilf, a cuddly looking polar bear type, had finally
come to the end of his struggle – and what a magnificent fight it had
been too.  There are those few pet owners who upon learning their dog
has a dreaded terminal illness, feel they can no longer stand having
their four-legged family member around but thank goodness, Angus and
the font were not this type of owner – no, they stood by Wilf day and
night, doing whatever it took to guarantee Wilf the life he so loved.
And Wilf returned that favor as long as his body would allow.
Please stop by Wilf's blog and leave some of that Blogville support and prayers. 

The Beaglebratz asked me to leave you with this reminder - they have entered Sarge's Name Game and it ends TONITE - MIDNITE!  Please see our PREVIOUS POST for a list of their nicknames then choose your fav and leave a comment saying what that fav is.  Thank you.

~Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta~

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Name Game

Here iz our entry fer  
Don't fergit - TUMORROW, 
iz the 
last day tu enter AND
there r sum great prizez.
Check out that link abuve tu 
find out MORE! 
Yep, we Beaglebratz haf our nicknamez – just look at the name Beaglebratz – that shood haf clued u in rite off.  Anywayz, since there r 2 of us, we each haf our own list.  Age b-4 beauty(?) ME,
Shiloh gitzta go furst-

Shiloh’s list – now if u will notise, most or all of mine r a little more nice – not shure y that iz BUTT u'all know the sayin' If the paw fitz .......
Anywayz, here they r ->
(Monee rhymez with Mozey- 
az in the sound of 
moan-a long o sound)
Goofy-Beagle Boy
Baby Beagle-boy 
 (Mostly when I wuz a young pup)
(Now it'z) My Main Man
My Little Man 

The Diva Queen Shasta'z list
Not shure y BUTT mom hazn't given me so many nicknamez altho most of what she duz call me sumtimez iz bad enuf->
Of course there iz Diva Queen
Little Lady

Okey-dokey, so now u'all gotta tell us which one our mom shood call each of us fer a WHOLE WEEK!
That'z what Sarge sed - don't fergit tu check out that link way above tu find out the RULEZ an'tu c 

~Shiloh'n Shasta~

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

UPDATE - kinda short

First - the vet did call me earlier this afternoon, about 1:30, to let me know that Shasta was done with her teeth cleaning and now awake - doing fine HOWEVER (why do they always throw that word in the way) he had to pull two of her smaller teeth and due to the condition of her teeth (bad) and there were a few teeth a little loose, she would probably need a good teeth cleaning on a more regular basis.  When I picked her up he told me she did have a little gum disease - due to excess tarter, the gums had receded in spots which had helped loosen the teeth.  He did say that she did really well, no problems with the anesthesia and didn't have any problems waking up.

So I will be making more of an effort to brush her teeth and also switching to only biscuits or crunchy-type treats and those that are healthy or organic.  The treats that are more soft are out except for those healthy training treats that are small.  The B-bratz are already eating a good quality kibble - we are in the process of switching back to Castor and Pollux since Taste of the Wild is on the recall list.  And of course I will try to keep a couple deer antlers on hand - the two that their Aunt Sis brought back from Colorado are still being nawed on and otherwise enjoyed by the Beaglebratz.  They never get rawhide chews or bones - I have heard of to many bad experiences and besides - there are enough treats I like for them readily available.  

IF anyone has any other ideas to control Shasta's toofer problem, just leave me a comment.  Both dogs do love the little mini carrots plus broccoli and cauliflower so they are getting those as well as cottage cheese and regular cheese for added calcium - just not a lot of either since they gain weight so easily.  Ok - gotta go for now.

~Kim, Shiloh'N Shasta~

A message via Telepathic Wavestream

The Diva Queen Shasta here comin'tu u frum 
enforced captivity-

Hello - anybuddy out there?  
STARVED doggy here- 
can't get my own food- 
a human iz needed fer that job.

Hey, this wuz NOT 
MY choice!
Where iz MY mom-
why did she leave me here?
Where iz Shiloh?
Why r all theze other 
doggiez here'n
why iz that kitty 
just walkin'about where-ever
it wantz tu?

Between all that thinkin'n
I NEED a nap.
May-b I can dream 'boutz
sum yummy food-
I know
will count lambchopz-
BUTT that will 
just make me MORE hungry.
Where iz MY mom?

PS from the mom - for those who have not a chance to read my previous post - not sure when Shasta will get her teeth cleaned - she is at the is now at the vet who will call me after it is done and Shasta is awake.   

Monday, May 14, 2012

The next 20 hours are gonna be loooooooooong

Within a few short minutes after I got home from work, the dogs were fed and outside because me and Shasta would be leaving in less than an hour to get to the vet before 6pm.  Slight problem - as we went out to catch our ride, for some reason I had decided to just put Shasta's collar on her and NOT her harness too.
Make a long story short - she wanted to go a different direction than I did and slipped her collar (and our bus was waiting)  But thank goodness she is not Shiloh - she did trot away from me but she stayed near the neighbor's house (next to mine) plus she appreciates a good biscuit so she was caught in no time at all, we made our bus and she got to the vet to spend the nite before her teeth cleaning tomorrow.  Our vet will call me when finished and she wakes up.  Then my sis will come by after work and we will go pick her up.

I forgot tho about Shiloh - he saw us leave with 

the crate in tow however when I got home with the crate, it was empty.  The last time i went somewhere and came back without the dog I left with was when I took Angel Oreo to the vet for his journey across the Rainbow Bridge - Shiloh was with us.  I hope he doesn't remember that - he has been a little more subdued tonite and I have paid him a little more attention and given him some mini-Milkbones - he likes it when I throw some out in the yard and he has to "hunt" them.  And they are small enough that Shiloh won't get fat.

Ok - need to get this posted and go get some clothes out of the dryer.  I will try to post as soon as I can after we get home tomorrow evening.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Our mom iz just the grrrrrrreatest - at leest tu us - just this mornin'she added sum cottage cheeze an'bitz of punkin'muffin tu our kibble.  We know there wuz a tablet mixed in tu BUTT we know she duz that so we can feel better an'that'z what a mom duz.  She'z ALWAYZ addin'sum little x-tra tidbit tu our kibble.  She uzez sum of her own green paperz tu buy us stuffiez an'treatz.  Sum of the food she buyz iz just so she can share it with us.  We know there r thingz we wanna du like go wanderin'thru the neighberhood BUTT she won't let us cuz we mite git hurt or worse.  An'even tho we mite take up tu much room, she will share her own bed with us.

So we Beaglebratz wanted tu du sumthin'speshal fer our mom fer Mother's Day BUTT what?
MAY-B we cood give her sum perfoome->
Shasta wanted tu git her sum Shasta Daiziez->

OR what 'boutz sum chokolatez->
Then we thought, we cood treat her tu a super nise dinner out at one of them resta-rantz AN'she woodn't haf tu share with us->
BUTT any of that takez sum of them green paperz an'we Beaglebratz don't haf none.  So we thought really loooooooong an'hard 'boutz it - whatever cood we du?

We cood give her one of our antler chewz 

(kinda uzed BUTT still in one peese)

OR what 'boutz one of our toyz->
BUTT that wuzn't good either - that wood b like mom wuz buyin'her own prezent an'like the chewz, they wuz uzed.  (hey that iz one of them rhymin'thingz)

An'THEN we figured it out - mom LOVEZ spendin'time with us - so THAT iz what we gave our mom fer Mother's Day->

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mom'z own late WTF Wednezday - Shasta'z fine

Shiloh here-

Mom asked me tu du this post - she sed she haz had a day an'a half (how du u du that?) an'she didn't want tu contend with blogger in case it messed up tu.  Shasta iz fine - she never made it tu the vet even tho mom tried.  In case any of u duzn't know, mom can't drive cuz of her vizion (other disabilitiez tu) an'uzually hazta rely on public tranzpertashun.  Anyway, she called'em yestaday like she'z s'poze tu an'put in her request then like she wuz told iz best tu du - she called'em agin this mornin'tu make shure it all werked out ok- yep, it wuz all there just like she had requested BUTT mom found out later, the person readin'it tu her, wuz readin'bak what had bin asked fer - NOT the real thing - that had bin changed an'mom didn't know until the bus wuz outside waitin' - 20 minutez B-4 the time requested.  Long story short - the Diva Queen Shasta didn't git her toofiez cleaned - mom will du like the OP Pack- take her the NITE B-4 (next Monday evenin')so she duzn't haf tu deal with gittin'on to werk after she dropz off Diva Queen Shasta at the dentist vet place.  Then the Diva Queen Shasta will git her toofiez cleaned the next day then mom will b able tu pick her up after werk.  There were 2 or 3 more minor thingz that went on - mom kept mumblin'boutz "like a Monday" so we iz all gonna go outside fer a bit then go tu bed.

Oh she sed she duz feel kinda bad cuz she asked fer POTP fer Diva Queen Shasta an'she didn't need it after all.  I figure it this way - just bank'em fer when she duz.  Anyway - we will b bak when we can.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Second post today - A little concern here - some POTP neede?

My Diva Queen Shasta is going to the dentist (vet) tomorrow for her dental cleaning (needed it for some time).  I know this is a common and often a daily procedure sometimes for vets, any time a dog of mine goes under anesthesia for ANY reason and for ANY length of time then I worry.  I'm a habitual worrier anyway so it doesn't take much.  Somehow tomorrow I will  have to focus on my work after being away from it today - in training.  I will try to update you all early tomorrow evening.  Anyway, I know there are a lot more major needs for POTP out there but sure would appreciate a bit of it for Diva Queen Shasta.

PS - the really hard part will come in the 
morning at breakfast- 
NOT feeding a Beagle and 
trying to put off feeding the other until 
just before me & Shasta leave. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

LATE Mom on Monday (maybe Tuesday) Handbook for us humans'n other good words

These are things a friend at work has shared with me - in the old blogger I had it scheduled to post in June however since all that scheduling stuff seems to be non-existent now, I figured I'd go ahead and post it now.  Altho in order to actually post it LIVE - I had to copy it into a new post THEN post it to go llve.  And I wonder why I am soooo frustrated and why I'm not here that much.  And sometimes, when I or the Beaglebratz try to coment on something, blogger loses it for us.

1. Drink plenty of water. 

2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

4. Live with the 3 E's--Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy. 

5. Make time to pray everyday

6. Play more games 

7. Read more books than you did in 2011

8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

9. Sleep for 7 hours. 

10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily – make sure to take your 4-legged furry son and/or daughter with you.   And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 

12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 

13. Don't over do. Keep your limits. 

14. Don't take yourself so seriously.  No one else does. 

15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip. 

16. Dream more while you are awake.

17. Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need. 

18. Forget issues of the past.  Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past.  That will ruin your present happiness. 

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.  

20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. 

21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 

22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. 

23. Smile and laugh more. 

24. You don't have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.

25. Call your family often.

26. Each day give something good to others. 

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. 

29. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 

30. What other people think of you is none of your business. 

31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends will.  Stay in touch.


32. Do the right thing! 

33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 

34. GOD heals everything. 

35. However good or bad a situation, it will change. 

36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 

37. The best is yet to come. 

38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. 

39. Love like Jesus does.

“What Lies Behind Us and
What Lies Before Us are
Tiny Matters Compared to
What Lies WITHIN Us"
Oliver Wendell Holmes

“When we choose not to focus on what’s missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present . . .

then we experience heaven on earth.”

Then I added some thoughts of my own -

I have figured out – when we talk about how our dogs live one day at a time … 
then this is what their lives must be like.  Because they are not focused on what they don’t have but rather they already have their abundance  – what they desire – love, understanding, adequate food & water & maybe a belly-rub now & then.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Our Review for

The mom here but I did get some help from the Beaglebratz for this review-they (Shiloh the bully) helped with the "modeling".  

About 2 weeks ago I first got an email from Kim Chambers at VetDepot asking me if I would be interested in doing a review for their website and in exchange I could choose one of their products to use.  Ok - as you all know, I'm WE are not new at doing these reviews in exchange for testing products and in a way, I'm sort of honored when Team Beaglebratz is chosen for this - so why am I still a skeptic?  Well luckily for the Beaglebratz, that skepticism did not last - WE read another review over at Feisty Three
so I talked it over with the Beaglebratz and of course they said go for it - so we did.  Then when I saw that one of the products I could choose was Cosequin I just had to try it for the Beaglebratz.  I had been watching them race around the livingroom, chasing each other and 
 knowing that Shiloh has already had problems with Intervertebral Disk Disease and then Shasta being his actual niece, I wanted to do what I could to make sure they are able to keep that behavior as long as possible.

So, on April 19th, I emailed Kim at VetDepot my selection - she emailed me on April 20th to let me know that the Cosequin I chose had been shipped and I kid you not, on April 23rd, when I opened my mailbox-
  Talk about being surprised.  And you know that 

Shiloh had to check it out
But as usual, he was not 
impressed by 

 what he thought was
just paper - but mom knew different.  Shiloh thought there was nothing good to eat.

 After I gave him one, he decided different.  The tablets are easily chewed and he snarfed it down lickity-split.  The Queen Diva Shasta had to have hers with some peanut butter but she too, thought it was a good treat.  I thought I had a picture of Shasta but evidently not - she tries to avoid things like this when Shiloh the bully is near. 

Ok, I was impressed with how quickly I received my order but when I WE checked out their website, WE were also impressed with all of the different types of pets they have supplies for. Of course they carry your usual doggy and kitty vitamins and other supplements, both prescription and non prescription meds and flea and tick treatments plus other supplies too numerous to mention.  However, they do not stop there but also stock things for small pets such as hamsters, gerbils and others - yes, even lizards then there are the fish supplies and livestock too.  Not just the medications and feed but things like hamster or gerbil habitats and aquariums for your fish or lizards.  If I gave an example of EVERYTHING they have, I would be here for HOURS or more (and the Beaglebratz would think I had abandoned them).  So I think the BEST thing for you to do - go check out ->
for yourselves and see what all they do have to offer.
~Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta~