Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Weezie is home

(Gizzy's giving her the look)

I've been a bad, bad blogger (hangs her head in shame) but in my defense, I have been a very busy doggy mom for the past week...I picked up Weezie in Valdosta because that's where she was delivered to me all the way from Mississippi. She's an adorable girl and so sweet and easy going, except for the itchies. Poor thing was scratching, chewing and gnawing on herself so that I could not get any rest and was so upset because all I could imagine is a huge Vet bill for ongoing skin problems. But with some adjustments (more walks) some Benadryl and Genesis Topical Spray, I am finally able to sleep through the night and things are slowly falling into place. The Vet said she's about 8 years old and in general good health. There's a few things she still needs, but I have to do that slowly in increments and work it in with the rest of my responsibilities to Gizzy and myself.

(At Banks Lake on the way home from picking her up for the first time - she needed to get out after that long ride in the car from Mississippi to Georgia)

The main thing is, that she's safe, at her forever home and Gizzy and her seem to be, well, not really bonding, but tolerating each other. I'm thankful for small favors and the fact that there were just two small fights and some growling, but all in all, considering she just moved in with us last Saturday, things are going ok. Time, patience and love will take care of things.

(Weezie Mae meeting new friends at Lake Irma)

Weezie loves to walk, walk squirrels and eat. She looks bigger than Gizzy because she has longer legs and a longer body, but at the Vet's she weighed only 4 oz more than him. She was 10.6 lbs and he was 10.2 lbs...he's short and stout and she's long and lean!

Weezie LOVES chasing squirrels ....

That's her squirrel she chased up the tree...

Gizzy loves to ride, stroll and torment the duckies, kitties and whatever else is vulnerable to his intimidation tactics. Weezie can hold her own with him. In fact, the last fight they had, she just kind of straddled him with her long legs while he struggled on his back, unable to get up and she just stood there looking, like "what'cha gonna do, big guy?" I had to laugh, only when I picked Gizzy up, his little heart was beating so fast, that I got scared because he does have congestive heart failure and is on heart medication. Tthankfully that only happened once. They just sort of pass each other like two ships in the night and avoid eye contact LOL, but I'm sure that will change in time.

(Weezie and friends at Lake Irma)

I'll post more photos later and I promise to write more often, but I just wanted to thank you for inquiring and asking about us. You are so kind! I'll respond to each and everyone of you real soon!

(Weezie loves her auntie Arlene who is giving her a belly rub - ahhhh)

(Gizzy and Weezie on our morning walk)

Gizzy (l) and Weezie (r) sitting together, but not actually touching.

Between the two of them, they have four dog beds. They take turns sleeping in them all. I think it's their way of learning about one another without actually having to touch!

NOTE to Sandie: I'm on it! I'll send you the tracking number when it goes in the mail tomorrow, but no later than Monday!

Weezie doesn't actually play with toys - that's something Gizzy will have to work on, but she enjoys watching us.

Now I must go for our second walk around the lake...and feeding the kitty cats!  


Furry Bottoms said...

This is excellent, I am so thrilled for all of you!! At first I thought they were identical and I wouldn't be able to tell them apart, but then I realized that Weezie does have female eyes. I can't explain it... just shaped differently than Gizzy.

I look forward to hearing more about Weezie's adjustment to her new forever home!

sprinkles said...

I can tell you're just thrilled with having Weezie home. Congrats to you!!!

I'm sure in time, things will get better between Gizzy and Weezie.

My boys tolerate one another. Shiver would love to play with Chico but Chico doesn't care for Shiver. They play outside in the yard but the moment they come into the house, all play stops.

Sharon said...

You look so happy with your new fur girl! It's amazing how much these little guys can enhance your life!

Debi Y. said...

Congratulations on your new family member. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! All of you are just adorable.

Ann said...

I can imagine the two of them are keeping you quite busy. Weezie is adorable and I'm glad to hear that her and Gizzy are tolerating each other :) I'm sure they'll be old pals in no time

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Some pup Mom looks very happy. In the busyness of our lives, we think we missed a few posts. Congrats on the new addition. Weezie is very sweet. Blending a pack takes time, but we are thinking these two will be great pals soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Chatty Crone said...

First of all thank you. I'm excited.

Now - I love your new pup. And I think Gizzy will too in time - I think he is probably wondering what happened.

Do you have to feed him first and things like that.

Congrats on your new addition!

Love, sandie

Tanya Ross said...

Oh, your dogs are so cute. I am glad everything is going good. And do not feel bad for not blogging.

Ginny said...

So glad everything is going well, thanks for the update! I think I may be able to tell them apart, too. they seem to have totally different personalities.

Karin said...

Congratulations on your newest family member! You are just having way too much fun!! I guess the sleepless nights are no fun! So glad things are settling in though.

While we were up visiting our daughter and family, they got a free puppy. The mother is a Rottweiler - I think that's what they said - and the owners didn't know what the father was. The mom had 8 pups!! I think the father is a wolf! This 7 week old puppy howled off and on throughout the night. They called her Ruby. She's already learning to obey a couple of commands, like come and sit - she wants those treats so badly she sits before she is asked, lol!
I love dogs - from afar - but it was fun to watch the kids with their new pup!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Doris,

Congrats on your new furbaby! Weezie for sure will adjust fine after all the stress. Her being itchy is probably from being nervous. She went through a lot, hurricane Katrina and loosing her human family. Being adopted by this elderly lady that no longer could afford her and now that long journey with somebody else for coming to you. What a love story! Just be patient and don't push for anything. Gizzy is of course very jalous as he was the only baby for so long; spoiled rotten. But if he notices that the love for him is no less, he will succumb to it. Weezie seems to be playful and in high spirits, despite her fate in life.
Bet you can almost eat her alive and wanting to make good for all the love she missed out on... But take your time, there will be more happy days.
Lots of love to you and forget blogging for a while. This is more important to get them both on the rail...


Nanita said...

Hello from a new reader! I followed a crochet blog link to yours and I stumble upon all this puppy love which makes my heart melt :-) I've only read a few entries so far, so I'm looking forward to catching up! Congratulations on your new family member Weezie, wishing you all the best from Brussels, Belgium x

Anke said...

Ich freue mich richtig fuer dich, dass du Weezie endlich bei dir zuhause hast. Hoffentlich weden Gizzy und Weezie bald beste Freunde. :-)

Susan said...

I love all the pictures! But the first one is great!!!


marianne said...

Oh Doris this will turn out wonderful! They are already a beautiful couple and Gizzy is behaving so good. I am sure they will be the best of friends.
You must feel like a queen with those precious gems!
All the pictures are so nice.
Weezie will have a wonderful live with you and Gizzy!
Enjoy your weekend with the furrkids!
♥ to you all!

glor said...

Welcome home to Weezie. What a lucky little girl. I'm sure Gizzy will make her feel comfortable as the days go on. He'll become the big brother I'm sure. Enjoy.

Marion said...

Liebe Doris,

ich bin hin und weg...sind die beiden süß!!! Gib beiden mal einen dicken Schmatzer von mir...oh wie süß! Und Deine Fotos...wie immer traumhaft schön!
Habt eine wundervolle Zeit ihr 3 und ganz viel Spaß,

liebe Grüße aus der Ferne schickt Dir Marion

Mindy said...

Yay!! What a fun batch of puppy pictures. =)

Robin said...

Ach..mein Gott! Die beide sind so wunderschoen!!!!

OK, jetzt muss Ich auf Englisch schreiben...

I am thrilled you have taken this huge step - and have adopted Wheezie! I can already tell them apart... I know Gizzy will accept will just take time.
You are truly an Engle....adopting Wheezie....because I can't think of a better Mum!

I send you all many, many, MANY hugs!!!!

Love to all 3,

♥ Robin ♥

p.s. I ADORE the photo of you three!!!!