Thursday, April 12, 2012

What an AWESOME Present!

So do you remember that big box that came in the mail yesterday?  Foster momma made me wait to open it.  Here I am waiting with so much anticipation I can hardly stand it.  She said it was a surprise.  So this morning we made some coffee, had some muffins and she FINALLY let me open it up!  

Check out this video of me opening up my surprise gift!

And now on to the grand finale.....drum roll it is! And I'm so excited!

Foster mom says I have to go to bed now, but rest assured that I will write all about my new wheels tomorrow! YIIPPPPPPPEEEEEE!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What Could This Be?

Ohhh wee!  I am so excited.  I got a huge package in the mail today!  All for me!  YAY YAY YAY!  

My foster mom says it may be something very special.  But what, oh what, oh what could it be?  I can't wait to open it!  Stay tuned for the big unveiling!



Friday, March 30, 2012

Taking A Spin With My Girlfriends

Check me out, taking a spin with my favorite ladies at Integrative Pet Care.  It's time to hit the street with these wheels!  YYYYYYYYYeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWW!

Peace out.....Adele!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pimp My Ride

I am SOOOOOO excited.  While I wait for my new wheels to arrive (the kind I can walk in myself) my foster mom gave me the go-ahead to go cart shopping.  I couldn't settle for any old wheels.  Check out my new custom ride.  Tomorrow's my first test drive.  I can't wait!  Where's the parade?  I'm ready?  Anyone want a ride?  Hop on in!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Three Phases Of "Not So Happy"

So I have finally calmed down after the utter humiliation of "the cone" from last night.  I am having some trouble with my back right paw and have been chewing at it and licking it and showing that paw who's boss.  But, my people tell me I'm not supposed to do that and they don't want me to cause further problems.  They bandaged my foot, medicated it, and then put a sock on it.  But I prevailed.  YES!  I spent the evening chewing through the bandages. 

And what did they do?  They put that ridiculous plastic thing around my head.  Unbelievable.  If I knew that was coming I definitely would have stopped chewing my foot.

PHASE 1.  Angry, but calm.  

PHASE 2.  Angry, really smokin' angry.
PHASE 3.  Resigned to this embarrassment.

Bah humbug!


I Am None Too Pleased!

This is humiliating.  Utterly, humiliating.  Parumph. 


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Riding In My New Grocery Cart. I'm All Style!

This Video is Silly!  I'm having fun!

So, my foster mom has been trying to think of a replacement for the laundry basket she carries me around in (you know the "bully basket") when we go to/from the house, appointments, my celebrity appearances, etc.   I'm getting to be a big girl know and my foster mom's back is killing her!  I have a stroller but is is kind of big and hard to pack down and put in the car in a hurry.  She needed something light, easy to fold up, quick, convenient.

She heard about some really high quality shopping carts at the Crate & Barrel outlet and decided to check them out.  Can you say perfect?

So thanks to Crate & Barrel I can be seen around town riding in style in my new Adele Grocery Cart x5i.  It's the hottest new set of wheels in town!

Now we have to bling out my cart, flags, decorations and signs.  We will work on that next.  Stay tuned.  And if you see a little fawn bully zipping by with her head sticking out of the top of a shopping cart.....that's me!  Be sure to wave!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Can Smell Spring In the Air!

Ya know, I was born in winter.  That kind of stinks for a dog with spina bifida that can't get around easily.  That means I can't spend a lot of time outside and didn't get a chance to mingle with nature much.  But now that it's getting warmer, you can't hold me back!  I want to be outside every second.  I sit on my bed on the porch.  My mom takes me for walks in my stroller.  And I get outside on the sidewalk in my wheels too!  See if you can catch me around Chicago in my red stroller.  You can't miss me with my big bully smile!

Monday, March 12, 2012

I'm Not Alone. I Met Fellow Humans With Spina Bifida

So many of you know that I was born with a condition called spina bifida.  Dogs and humans can both have this disease in various degrees.  Mine is what caused me to not walk as a young pup.  I have limited neurological function in my back legs (they are just weak and not terribly reactive) which made it hard for me to learn to stand.  But my front legs are strong and sturdy and do the job for all 4!

I was tickled that I made friends recently at the IKC show.  They came over to see me and to share with me that they also have spina bifida!  We bonded immediately.  It was good to know I'm not along.  I think I made them smile too.  I just wanted to let them know how happy I was to meet them. 


I Love My Sleep Overs with Emma and Kurt

I am one lucky lady.  I have my foster mom and brothers and sisters, I have a bunch of CEBR volunteers who adore me, a fan club all my own (cool huh?) and I also love my therapist Emma and her beau Kurt.  I spend a lot of time with them and they take such great care of me.   I wormed my way into Kurt's heart.  He lets me nap on his belly on the couch.  He works on adjusting my wheels for me.  And gives me lots of lovin.    He's my main squeeze!  Sending my heart out to Kurt and Emma!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Melting Hearts and Making Friends

Oh boy do I have a lot to catch you up on!  I'm growing like a weed!  I'm up to 22 pounds and I'm mostly all muscle.  I'm working my front legs so hard.  Just trying to make the wheels work for me.  I am most likely headed into my 3rd set of wheels so stay tuned for that.  They call me a "work in progress."  I continue to melt hearts all over town and am excited to come to Pet Expo next weekend.  

In the meantime I got to meet a new rescue playmate today....she is so little and feisty.  We are going to be fast friends.  I'm sorry I haven't been updating the blog.  I'm a busy girl with places to go and things to do.  I will make a much better effort!  

Later skaters!  

Delly Bop 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Look At Me. Walking Around Logan Square!

Hi everyone,

It's been a few days since my last post but I wanted you to see how much progress I'm making!  My wheels are "in the shop" while they make some adjustments to make it easier for me to walk.  In the meantime my foster mom was able to retrofit this standing sling with wheels and some extra support and I can use this as a wheel chair too!  Here I am walking around Logan Square using all 4 legs to motor.  My back legs are still way less functional, but heck, I'm not complaining because I can use these front legs to scoot scoot scoot!   My friends at Integrative Pet Care haven't seen this video yet -- I bet they will love it!

And guess how much I weigh?  18 lbs!  Yup....fatty!  Enjoy.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My First Steps Outside. It Feels So Good!

I got to take my first steps outside in the "real" world this week.  It felt crazy good.  Now I am obsessed with looking at the window to see all of the cool stuff out there that I have been missing.  With these wheels I can go anywhere!  I dare you to try to slow me down!  Love to Emma and Dr. Ridley for helping me get to this spot!

Get A Load Of This! I'm MOVING!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Barracuda No More!

Well, the big day arrived.  I lost my first baby tooth!  Of course it happened with my favorite therapists and friends at Integrative Pet Care.  Foster mom missed my big moment!   It was my top right canine.  I'm excited because apparently the tooth fairy is coming tonight.  Foster mom is excited because she says that's one less fang to gnaw on her with!

What will the tooth fairy bring me?  I can't wait!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Friends and More Friends and More Friends!!

I have to admit that I'm a pretty darn social little gal.  I make friends wherever I go.  My foster mom likes to say I'm "breaking hearts and taking names!"  Anyway, I got to spend a few days with Aunt Jackie, she is another CEBR volunteer who babysat me.  I got to meet Daisy, her rescue bully, 10 years young, and Anthony and Colton, human kids and my new BFFs. We had a ball.  I love being the center of attention.  Nope, I'm not ashamed to say it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I've Got Lots Of Fun Lil' Things To Report

Hi friends,

I have had such a busy few days and am making friends right and left!  Cranberry, Nena, and Fifty, a 2-legged pitbull.  I loved him and was very curious about him.  I could tell he was "challenged" like myself.  But he seems to get around just fine.

I also got to spend time with a frenchie named Tug who really did love to...well...tug.  He didn't give me any special treatment in our play.  He tugged hard and strong and really made me work for this playtime.

I wish I could have stood up to pull back and forth with him, but know I will be able too in good time!  More updates later this week!

Diapers That Stay On! Whooppeeee!

Get a load of these diaper suspenders!  Yup!  We figured it out and my diapers now STAY ON!  No more poo patties!


By the way, look how much I have grown.  I'm a big girl now!

Did You See Me Moving In My Wheels?

Just in case you missed it, I HAVE to post it here!  Look at me go!



Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cranberry and I Had A BALL!

My foster mom gave me a big surprise this week.  She took me out for the night because said she wanted me to make a new friend... one that would tell me what having orthopedic issues is all about.  I wasn't sure what I had in store...but boy oh boy...what fun I had!

I got to meet Cranberry another CEBR rescue bully who was born with issues not too different than mine!  She gave me a pep talk and then we got down to business....playing!

Check out our playdate!

I also got to play with Nena too -- we were all fast friends!