Part two of the answers from the questions and answers blog which you can read here. I originally wanted to do this via video blog but haven’t been able to get up the courage to do so! In the meantime I am working on posting the answers in text form because I hate that everyone has waited so long for them.
I had planned this section the blog to be a video response, but I haven’t gotten the nerve up yet to make the videos. Its hard for me to get past how awkward I feel on camera! So I’m going to start writing the answers out because youve all waited a very long time!! (Read the original post here)
How did Cowbelle and Alaska come into your lives? Are you fostering them or did you adopt them? How is the new house working out? ~Cissy
To celebrate Alaska getting 300 friends we are going to do a HUGE Q&A!!
Mommah will answer TEN questions in a video blog AND we will take 20 questions for a regular blog!
So nows your chance! Have you ever wondered whose the bed hog? Whose a morning person? Who gets along best with whom? Ask away! All POLITE questions are welcome! If you wish to have your name with your question let us know! Comment them here or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will take questions for the next 48 hours and if we dont get enough Mommah will add some of her own.
So get going!
Hello again friends! Todays blog post might ramble a little and for that I apologize, I want it to be just about me talking to you and telling you how the kids are doing with our move and in general. I get asked how the kids are doing a lot and I wanted to just take some time to talk about it. I cant express with words how happy it makes me that my kids have so many people who love and care for them, we truly wouldn’t be here without you!
Hello again friends!
I bet y’all are all getting antsy as to what Daine’s big news is eh?
Well first lets re-cap with some of the things that have gone on over the past month!
1.) We moved! YAY! Thanks to our amazing friends we were able to safely move away from the evil neighbors and into a BSL free home!
2.) Kaiser did NOT have surgery because the doctors did new x-rays and couldn’t find anything in the joint that actually needed removed. Instead he did have a steroid injection into the joint. We’ve been letting him play and exercise because the kennel rest was actually making him worse. He still has bad days but thankfully he is doing SO much better! We are so thankful!
3.) While Dad was at the gas station a man saw his JHS shirt and asked if he’d take this puppy. Dad said yes…. Low and behold the puppy was VERY sick and spent some time in the ER and then in the hospital. She started off at 8 pounds and now she is up to 15.2! She will be up for adoption when she is doing better and we are accepting applications for her adoption thru JHS! If you want more info please message me!
4.) We’ve had a lot of changes around here! Moving is a huge deal and we’ve had to work to get everyone settled back in and into a routine.
This has been a long and crazy journey. I cant even begin to describe how stressful the past few months have been, but I feel like I can see the sunrise after this long dark night…
“Just get to the news! What is the big news?!” (am I right)
After much discussion, thought, and prayer we’ve decided…..
I’ve got some pics and updates for y’all on Alaska’s training!
Today I took Daine and Alaska on a walk down to the park! Alaska did REALLY well and as you can see she is wearing the prong collar. She did not do well on a collar or a harness not because she pulls as hard as a certain princess but because she has a sensitive throat so rather than risk damage I felt it was the best plan to go with the best ‘tool’ for her. Just go straight for what works best!
If you have been watching the kids pages you’ve probably seen pictures of ‘the baby’ and might be wondering what thats all about! On Sunday I brought home Alaska who will be staying with us for a few weeks to learn some manners and to be socialized. I’m hoping to do a blog series on her progress because I think it’ll be a fun project. So lets just start with our trip home and what we’ve done so far. (And pictures… because lets face it there is no such thing as too many cute baby pictures)
If you saw my last blog post (here in case you missed it! : ) ) you know we are going thru a really rough time in our house.
Ive struggled a lot with trying to keep it to ourselves and ‘just keep swimming’ and do it on our own, but I dont know if thats the best way to go anymore… We need to move, and to move we need to pay off our debts, these debts are our own fault and we know we have only ourselves to blame, but right now we would be eternally grateful for some help. Its not even a want anymore, its not just a matter of being tired of the scenery or wanting more space, our neighbors have threatened us on more than one occasion and when we’ve called the cops they’ve told us ‘so what’ and that we should keep to ourselves. We dont wish to push this issue any further because a very very old law has been brought to our attention by our neighbors that we dont want to publicize but could cost us everything.
The funny this is? We stick to ourselves, we keep the kids from barking and howling as much as possible, we pick up the poop and keep them in only our yard, we dont throw wild parties and dont have a toilet on the lawn…. We are essentially good neighbors, and we try our best to be good people. In fact when the horrible neighbors moved in Dad went over and helped them with their house and lawn.
Right now we spend every day in fear, we feel like prisoners in our home because when we do take the kids out we have to be on constant alert for the neighbors who will climb into the tree (that is technically on our land) and scream, yell, and even throw things and yes they shot Teddy with a pellet gun a few months back. If the neighbors hear us open the backdoor, or playing with the kids, they come outside and start yelling and making noise and doing anything to just freak the kids out and we have to bring them inside which sucks because this is their home, their yard, OUR yard! And that means sometimes they only get to go out and pee and then get rushed back inside, which is frustrating to them and us!!
We have tried to get a VA loan, a USDA loan, and just a regular bank loan for a house with no dice…. We’ve also tried to find someone willing to lease to us like we do now but they all want more money down than we possibly have.
The bank said in order for us to get a loan we need to pay off all our debt, which amounts to somewhere around 7,000 dollars. The majority of that is medical bills with one credit card added to it.
Do I feel right about asking our friends, most of whom Ive never even had the chance to meet, to help us? No… no I dont, but I’m at the end of my rope and feel like I’m barely hanging on.
So I’m going to raise the goal on our fundraiser, update the description, and extend the time to donate… Do I expect this to fix it all? No I dont. But every dollar will be one step closer to moving…. And I honestly feel like we are running out of time. This has been the hardest blog post Ive ever written and I’m still not sure its a good idea.
Please if you have any questions feel free to email me…and please try not to judge us too harshly
Once we move we will repay every single dollar in donations to places like the Joplin Humane Society and will post a receipt every month to that effect, and if anyone wants us to pay them back personally we will do that as well!
Thank you for reading this, and if you’d be willing to share I’d appreciate it so so very much. We all would!
Mommah and Family
We’ve had a lot going on here at the Zoo and I feel like I need to get some stuff off my chest.
Most of you know that we’ve had some serious problems with our neighbors. Well the past month things have gotten worse, so much worse. Because of this we’ve been trying to move, emphasis on the word trying. Things are not going so well, and this past week we’ve heard something along the lines of ‘well if you just got rid of the dogs you wouldn’t have to move’ and this isn’t the first time we’ve heard something similar.
Its nice to see everyone again ; )
We were without internet for awhile so this post has been a long time coming! I promised everyone a family update of sorts quite awhile ago. I’m sorry it has taken so long, but life happens and sometimes it happens way too fast!