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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Grandma Update & Looking for an Adoptable Dachshund

Hi, everypup and everycat!  
If I remember correctly this will be my first official blog post! 
Oh! I'm so excited.  
To start off with, a photo of me in case you have forgotten what I look like....
Aren't I beautiful?  

Now that your memory has been refreshed how about I tell you about my Grandma?
Grandma is doing well.  We found out about 6 weeks ago that her transplant failed.  The doctors said they felt the best option for her was to continue the chemo treatments she has been getting monthly.  

Last week they told her she was in remission!!!!!

Now, her remission is different than what you think of when you hear the word remission.  Because her cancer is such a tough one to fight and it is very aggressive she will need to continue her chemo treatments every month.  So, the cancer is not gone and it will never be gone but the treatments are minimizing it to the point that it is not taking over and destroying her bone marrow and blood cells. 
Isn't that Twixerrific?!

Thank you all for your prayers, get well vibes, 
and crossed paws!!

I would like to send a very special thank you to those of you who sent cards to my grandma earlier this year.  Momma says she was bad and hasn't gotten in touch with you guys but she wants you to know that she and Grandma really appreciate your kindness!!!  Grandma loved each and every card she received and it made her feel very special knowing Twix's furiends thought that much of her. 

Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

Now, are you rescue people out there listening?  
No, the dachshund that is wanted is not for my house....
I know some of you were thinking that but 
Momma says it isn't time yet.

The dachshund will be for Grandma and Grandpa.  Some of you may remember that before her transplant they had to get rid of their two kitties.  Well, since she is no longer on lockdown and is in remission she thought maybe the docs would let them get a doggie.  She asked today and they said YES!!!!  Grandma has been down in the dumps lately with everything going on and hopefully, a doggie will give her some companionship and make her feel better in general.  We all know that doggies can help people get better, don't we? 

Are you sure you're listening?  
Lemme get a little closer just to make sure you can hear me. 
This next part is really impawtant!

Even though Grandma is considered to be in remission she still has to be really careful about germs and stuff.  So, there are some strict requirements for adopting a dog.  And Grandma and Grandpa will have to be picky in order to get the right doggie for them.
*The dog MUST be potty trained...accidents in the house could put Grandma at risk.
*The dog must have short furs....Grandma is thinking a short haired doxie would be perfect to fit that criteria.
*Grandma and Grandpa want a female.

I know all our pals out there will be able to help us find the perfect doggie to make Grandma feel better.
Besides that, its her birthday this weekend!  
I think a doggie would be the perfect birthday present!  

Momma says she will be putting up a post this weekend to let you know how things are around here....I think that means there will be more photos of me!

23 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hi sweet Taffy. You are really beautiful. We are so happy to see that Mom is going to continue this blog. And we are so glad to see a Grandma update. So very sorry about the transplant, but it sounds like she is having some good days too. We don't know of any doxies for Grandma and Grandpa, but we wonder if Mona and Weenie's mom might know of one. We hope you find just what you are looking for.

Looking forward to more Taffy Talk:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Frankie Furter said...

Oh TAFFY.... That is such wonderful news about Grandma. I am sooooo thrilled to hear it.

Now about that Dachshund fur grandma... I think that would be just the perfect birfday pressie fur her... EVEN if SHE doesn't arrive on grandma's EXACT Birfday.
She has to be a bit ORNERY like angel Twix though.. Just to keep grandma and grandpa on their toes.. BaaaaaWaaaah..
You did a super fangtastic job with your furst official Blog post Taffy.
Paws crossed that you can find THE special Dachshund girrrrrl ... soon.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great job fur a furst post!

Thanks fur the grandma update!

Paws khrossed fur all!

I'm sure the proper dachies is out there!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Dovey said...

Dear Taffy,

Great first post! I'm glad you're writing for the Wiener dog blog. You've got some pretty big shoes to fill. I bet Twix is feeling proud right now =)

Good luck finding a doxie. Have you tried Petfinder yet?

Love, Dovey + Baby Bird

P.S. We love your whiskers!!!

Cole said...

Round of applause for your first post, Taffy! You did such a good job.

If I hear of any pups that match the description you shared, I'll spread the word!!

Jazzi said...

Hey Taffy,
It is so good to hear from you and about your grandma. That is great news and I know that oyu can find the perfect dog very soon. CAnt wait to hear all about grandma's new dog!!

wags
Jazzi and Addy

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Dearest Taffy,

Mommy can't promise anything but she will check around. It's hard finding a rescue dog that's already potty trained. What age would your Grandma want. Mommy knows some short haired older dogs that might work. Where exactly do you guys live. ATDR usually only adopts to people that live in Texas but there are always exceptions to every rule. Some of our doggies live out of state with their fosters. Could you Mommy e-mail our Mommy so she can get some information? Mommy will call the director of ATDR about an adoptable pet.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

PS....Mommy heard from Angel Samantha and she said that Twix & her are having a great time at the bridge and it so nice to know her. Samantha loved laying in her big chair in front of thr patio door and they are sharing one whenever they can.

scotsmad said...

Taffy, we know you're doing your darndest to keep your family's spirits up. You're such a beautiful girl.

We're sure there's the perfect doxie out there waitin' for your Grandma and Grandpa to find her.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Tell your dad to share his ice cream with you......for Twix.

Maggie and Mitch said...

That's great news about your grandma, Taffy, and we think a pup is the most perfect birthday pressie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Piappies World said...

Hello there Taffy!

We are so happy to see you post today. And the good news you bring about your Grandma is surely twixerrific!

We hope that Angel Twix will guide you in choosing the right pup to keep your Grandfolks company.

Advance birthday greetings to your Grandma from all of us here!

Love,

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai, Forgie (and Tabby)

Jess and Glacier said...

Your first post was wonderful. :)
I'm glad to know that your Grandma is doing better. I had a doggie in mind, but she has long furs because she is a long haired Dachshund, but I am sure your grandma will find the right girl for her.
Good luck :)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Taffy.....you did great wit your furst-ever post all by yourself! Keep ups da good work!

Glad to hear da wonder-fur news bout your Grandma. Don't worry....mee tinks dat Twix will send da purrfect pup to Grandma. Her already nose what is needed!

:o)

HoundDogMom said...

Hi Taffy, you are a cutie. Glad Grandma is feeling much better and we wish them luck on finding their perfect fur-baby. Hope your family is doing okay, I know we take it one day at time but it gets a little better each day. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Agnes B Bullock said...

http://www.drna.org/09550

Dear Taffy the Taffylicious- the abobe female chocolate tan smooth hair is only two, is potty trained, but you must take her out, but lives in PA. DRNA does organize transports- WHN does them!

LL said...

So sorry to hear about Twix. It is comforting that as we know, all dogs go to heaven.

Barbara said...

Hi Taffy! Has your mom looked on petfinder.com or at dachshund rescues in your area?

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

HI Taffy, we are tickled pink that you are continuing this blog! We know that Twix has left her blog in very good paws!

We are so furry happy to hear the good news about your Grandma. We hopes that she finds a furchild very soon, because you are so right, us dogs do make the hoomans feel so much better, just ask the Mom!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Hound Girl said...

Oh Taffy what a great first post. This sounds wonderful about your grandma that she is in remission and that she is looking for a doxie :) I cant wait to see what they get!

Martha and Bailey said...

Just wonderful news about Grandma - both the remission and her being well enough to consider adopting a dog!
We wish her well. Good work Taffy stepping up to the mark - Twix would be so very proud.
Much love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Elizabeth said...

Dear Taffy,
We are glad you are taking on the blog for dear Twixie who we remember with love.
Yes, a puppy pal can help Grandma be a bit happier even when she doesn't feel well.
A good place to look for pups who need good homes is
petfinder.com

that is where I was adopted from

lots of love from

Buster

Sam said...

That is great news about your Grandma, and excellent news that she can get a pup! It will do so much for her!

Sam

Mango said...

I am so happy that Grandma can have a doggie because that will most certainly help her to feel better. I think maybe she should look for a senior citizen doggie who will want to snuggle. Maybe even a doodle dog that doesn't shed so much.

Slobbers,
Mango

Takie Reyes said...

We are so happy to see you post today. I love to take a photo of my pet also . truly your blog is very nice and lovely.


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