Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Little This and That, Hodge Podge Things

Welcome back, Friends! And thank you for your willingess to venture into the heat and drought of Houston, Texas to join me as we close out another wonderful weekend!
We've not been too terribly busy this weekend, so I thought I would share a little this and that, you know... just a few hodge podge kinda things.

Outdoor Life. Though I love out-of-doors, I don't spend a great deal of time out there, even under normal conditions... but these days of triple digit temperatures, I am even more efficient with my time out there!
Little Reufus seems to be wired with a different thermostat than the rest of us, so the Mom is forever letting him go outside and calling him right back in! He seems to think there is merit in living outside... Silly, silly boy!!!
Gosh... This heat makes me YAWN!
Have I mentioned that Houston is almost 18" behind our normal rainfall for the year? And the last 12 months have been the dryest in the state's history? Probably not, because drought statistics are so not fun...

Well, very little will actually grow in this heat and drought, but there IS one thing that seems to be starting to grow nicely...

Reufus Fur. Check it out, Little Reufus is starting to grow some Golden fur! It's hard to see in photographs, but his fur is thickening around his neck and through his shoulder blades. His undercarriage, pantaloons and tail are also filling in and growing! 

It's kinda bittersweet, because a boy only has the puppy looks for just a short while.. and the Mom wants to hang onto that memory. Photos don't do Reuf justice. He really, really, really is "a pretty boy". And I'm pretty sure his looks have carried him a long way in this life!

And on the other paw, we are hoping we can get him approved or certified by the AKC under The Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) for pure bred dogs who don't have papers.

If recognized, it will mean that he will be eligible to compete in Obedience, Rally and Agility events... I, personally, don't see this ever happening, but it's his dream, and I don't want to squash it. After all, I still have dreams of having my own dance crew!
For The Love of Luke... and Great News. The Fund has been quite successful, and we are pleased to introduce Rusty Flomar... the first awesome Senior slated to receive treatment via this fund!
Rusty is 7 years old, and he was abandoned at a pet supply store in Beaumont, Texas. This handsome boy definitely has "The Luke" factor!  He is supremely handsome and has confidence galore. He was recently neutered and is heartworm positive, but brace yourself for the greatest news ever!!!

Rusty met his Forever Family yesterday! And I mean, this handsome boy scored. They are as wonderful as he is. And they are ALL at the brink of a beautiful life together. I just know...

Beautiful Life. I treasure each and every new day. I also treasure times past. Sometimes I long for them. And here is Our The Luke, one year ago...

What a brother...
And here we are, working the door together....
Those were the days.

And so are these. Just saying.


Berts Blog said...

yeah, that is such good news about Rusty.

We love happy ending stories.

See ya soon


The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - Rusty - Kodiak says hang in there with the heartworm positive. He went through all of that fun and is healthy and happy today.

(Bleu - you are the greatest narrator!)

Sheila and Bob said...

Bleu, What wonderful news that Luke's fund is successful and that Rusty not only benefited from the fund but will also be having a loving forever home. Doesn't get much better than that.
Reufus is turning into a beautiful Golden, he is doing his best Bleu to have feathering and fur as beautiful as yours.
Hope your weather breaks soon, that you get cooler temperatures and some very much needed rain.
Such wonderful memories of The Luke, as he continues to spread happiness and love from the Bridge.

Hamish & Sophie
Sheila & Bob

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Mr. Bleu, we love reading your this and that, and seeing pictures of all you cute boys past and present. That's such good news about the Luke's fund, what a great thing your the Mom is doing.

Tucker and Daisy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your post is a great way to end my day and my weekend! What good news!! I will hope the rain finds you all soon!!

houndstooth said...

Rusty is one lucky boy!

Bleu, just keep up all your good mentoring and somehow, someway, someday, The Reuf will come around. I think I saw your name on the list for sainthood! It's good of you not to squash the pup's dreams!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

The Bleu, we love the pictures very much! You and the Reuf are so great....we want a Golden Retriever very much...always have and always will. The pictures of the Luke will always be in our hearts forever...he was and always will be a very special star. Stay's really hot here too with no rain! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Stella said...

Hi Bleu!

You said you wanted to come visit and its even cooler today, so COME ON! We got plenty of sleeping space and a lake about a mile down the road to swim in. Will you ride the Greyhound?

Hooray for the Love of Luke, and help for the Beautiful Rusty. Great to see pix of you and the Luke too.

Hugs all over the place,


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Still pretty hot here, Bleu, but at least a bit better than it has been. We were very grateful to have some rainfall today too. We sure hope things improve in Texas soon, like now.

Reu is very handsome now and he will just be even more handsome when he gets to be an adult.

Such wonderful news from the Luke too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Bleu your insight and wisdom are so underrated! Reufus is one lucky brother. Woohoo for Rusty! And for your wonderful family for setting up The Luke's fund.

THESE are the good old days...

Sam said...

We are signing Monty up for that program too - maybe we will see each other at competitions! ;)

What wonderful photos of the Luke and big brother Bleu!


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thinking of you Bleu. Know thoughts of you spur us to work VERY hard to make our 2MillionDog Puppy Up NM Walk a howling success. Sending White Dog Army positive thoughts and love for your entire family.