Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Friday, August 31, 2012

Amanda part 2--- Sad

Amanda had been put in the dog shows and she won her championship!!!  The lady who breed her, showed her, was going to take her further in the show world but the day she got her championship she got her tail caught and broke in the van door!!!  Poor Amanda!!!
She came to me in the late  summer of 91.  By cooler weather she started to have seizures !!!!  Scared me to death!!!  I took her to 4 vets here in the city. We got two different seizure medication neither worked!!! They did lots of test on her. There was a time she had 2 or 3  a day  and it wore us out, both she and I!!  In 92 I got sick and poor baby had to wait for me to be able to get up and help her!!  
In 93 we took her to Gainesville  where they have the best veterinary
hospital in Florida.  We were there 3 days with her while they spent  over 3,000 of our dollars.  They never found out what was really causing her seizures.  They did find out that she had a rare form of anemia.  She was not getting the good out of her food!  They said she never would and they suggested we put her down with this anemia and the seizures!!  No way was I going to put her down!! I felt like as long as she was alive she needed some one who cared and loved her so much!!!  No matter what!. I started to cook for her and she did do a little better.  She got fat and she was very happy when she wasn't having a seizure!! As the time went by she did start having less  tho!!! By the end of her life she had not had one in almost 2 years!!! We walked and we played and we loved together for 7 whole years and that old kidney failure got her in the end!!
She was very expensive of us to keep but I would have given her my kidney if I could have!!!  I love my dogs with all my heart!!!          

Love coming your way, Zoie & Fern

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Amanda came after Joker left

We really missed Joker after he died of kidney failure!  We wanted  another Joker.  We had no way of finding another. We called the rescue places in town and the shelter and of course there was no Greyhound, Ibsen Hound, and no whippet.  We waited for a month or so then  as if an answer to our prayers an piece in the papers about a Greyhound rescue place in Thomasville Ga 

 The following week-end we went to Ga to the place that had greyhounds.  I ask if she ever had any Ibsen's and she said no ever!!  First she showed me all the greyhounds she had and none really did anything for me.  Then she took us in to her office and in there was two Whippets.  One was Amanda and she and I clicked!!  The other was her brother.  The rescue lady had gotten the two whippets from a place that had a kennel full of whippets .  The woman died that owned the whippet kennel and left 17 dogs.  The Thomasville lady had only gotten 2 of them.  It was love at first sight with Amanda and me!!! I couldn't have her until she was spayed so we had to wait for 2 weeks before we could go back and bring her home.

Amanda was 4 and a half years old and a jewel!!!  She was wonderful from day one!! She never did anything wrong.  Tiger loved her from day one!!  Amanda had never been around a cat before and she was a little afraid of him at first but within 2 days they were like two peas in a pod!  They slept together. They did almost everything together.

Amanda would chase a squirrel and she did catch one or two over the 7 and a half she spent with us.  She was so good if the front gate was left open she would never go out. She knew she had a good home.

This is only part 1.  I will continue the next time I blog!!

Love coming your way,  Zoie & Fern      

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Isaac is done with us I think

I am not seeing very well today so this is going to be short! I think Isaac is all done here!!  We got a pretty good amount of limbs down and that is all.  I can't tell you how much rain we got b/c I forgot to keep track!!  That would never happened if I  were younger!!  But I can tell you it was less then they said we were going to get!  So all is good so far!!!
Cooking today and really almost everyday there is something to make!
Sorry I can't see!!

Love coming your way, Happy,  Zoie & Fern

Monday, August 27, 2012


We are experiencing Storm Isaac today and will be tomorrow and maybe into Wednesday as well.
We are having his bands come through with winds like 20 to 35 miles a hour and very heavy rain!!  Our ground has been very wet so this heavy rain is not a good thing for us.  We are sitting on one of the high hills of Tallahassee  so flooding will not be a problem for us.  Thank God!!!  Our danger if it comes will be with the trees being so wet that the tops are very heavy and could fall down on our fence or house or truck!!  I pray this does not happened.  We also could have a danger of tomatoes with these bands that are coming at us!!  I hope we will have no damage from this storm!  We have been through many many storms and have been unbelievable lucky!!  I surely hope our luck holds!!
Love coming your way, Happy,  Zoie & Fern   

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy week-end!!

I do hope you are remembering to go back to the past posts and read my replays from me to you???? 
I hope you have a wonderful week-end!!!  Lots of loving and good food is what it is all about!!  All the other stuff is just icing on the cake!! 
I enjoyed all your comments about Joker!!!  On his headstone at his grave it says "You were so very special"   He was one of a kind for sure!!
 Love coming your way,  Zoie, Happy & Fern

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Joke-- came in 84 left in 91

It was suggested that I tell you about the dogs I have had in my past.
I have talked about them before but it was back in 09 so I guess I will tell you more in depth about our Joker. 
Joker was an Ibsen Hound, a sight hound, the gens that the Greyhound came from.  The Ibsen Hound has been on earth millions of years. I really don't know much about other Ibsen's but Joker was the very best dog any one could have.  He really needed us!!! He was bought by a couple that made there living showing and breeding dogs. The Ibsen in this country at that time was very rare!!  Joke didn't turn out to be a good breed dog. They couldn't show him!!  They did breed him tho!! They had him 5 and one half years. They tried to sell him for 2 or 3 years for too much money. 
He only ever lived in a kennel before coming to live with us.
The first week he was confused but happy!!!  He loved his yard and to be able to run around and he did a lot of that. 
Joker was the kindest dog I have ever known!!  He loved cats, other dogs, raccoons, all animals!!!!!!!!!!!!  he really loved them!!!  He never chased one!! Never showed any aggression to any animal, even when he was attracted by another dog and really hurt bad.  He would not fight back. He love animals.  He was a very happy dog with us for 7 whole years!!! 
I stated to walk him and we walked more and more.  We ended up walking 5 miles a day!! He was in hog heaven.  
We loved this dog so very much and he loved us as you can see in the pictures!! It was a wonderful 7 years!!
 Hope you enjoyed!!
Love coming your way, Zoie and Fern 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Memories

Happy memories!!! I miss you all so much!!! I miss coming to your blog and commenting and being in your life.  being friends!!!  I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My email is  
I wish I could see better I wish!!!!! I am here missing you guys so much!!!
Love coming your way,  Happy, Zoie and me Fern 

Monday, August 13, 2012

No camera

The last post I did was titled No pictures -  no camera.  I didn't say anything about that title did I??  Tom took the camera to work to take some pictures of what he did on a truck and the camera has not jumped out at Tom at the right time to remind him to take it home so mama can use her camera!!!  So I only have old pictures that you have seen before to put on.  Sorry.  The one above is my # one favorite of all tho!!!
Hope you all have a good week!!! Our garden is still producing more everything except tomatoes then we can use so it is a lot of work keeping up.  We are in the last stages of this years garden now!!!!  Not going to have a garden next year.  This years has been a great garden but it has been so hard to take care of it b/c of the Mosquitoes!!!!!! It is a wonder I am not sick from the millions of bits I have gotten!!!
Love coming your way, Zoie & Fern    

Friday, August 10, 2012

No pictures-- no camera

Hi dear friends!!!  Hope your week was not a bad week for you!!!  Hope you don't have to cold or flu that is going around the whole USA!!!!  We thank the Lord we   are well!!!   Tom and I take 2 supplements that really help us stay well they are Oil of Oregano extra and Olive whole leaf extra !!!!  They have made such a big difference in our life.  I use to get sick at least once a years and often 2 or3 times.  It would take me a month or more to get better and at least one trip to the doctor and often 2 or3 times to see him.
I would get so sick that I would be given 2 days to live and I did come very close to dieing  more then once.  Tom said in 05 this has to stop!!!  B/c he would get sick too but not near as bad sick as I got.
He stared to study and study and he found these two supplements!!  WE started them in 05 and I have not been sick since with a cold or flu!!!!!!!  Tom, (well the supplements really did) cured my Asthma!!
I have not been to a Asthma doctor since 05!!  The only doctor I see now a days is once a year the thyroid doctor!!   And of course the dentist!!!

I do so hope you have a great week end!!!  We always do, well almost always!!
Love coming your way, Zoie,  Happy  & Fern    

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Not wordless Wednesday

Today is date night!!!!  Yay!!
Happy is gaining weight!!!!  Yay!!!!
Tom is taking her to the vets once a month and she get an arthritis shot and the last 4 months now he has added a B-12 shot and that is making her hungry  and she is eating  a lot more now a days!!! Almost a can of food a day plus her treats and some hard food too--    SHE IS REALLY getting her normal self back except for being senile !!!!!  LOL

Love coming your way,  Happy,  Zoie & Fern

Friday, August 3, 2012

She killed again

Last night at dark thirty Zoie killed her first squirrel!!!  She has been trying since her first night here, but last nigh she got one!!! Then in about a hour later she and I went out and feed the coons that squirrel and she didn't seem to mind at all!!!!! She doesn't want to eat what she kills.  She just wants to kill it!!! 
Have a great week-end dear friends!!  We plan to!!!!
Love coming your way, Zoie & Fern

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zoie is becoming a stay at home girl.

Zoie is growing up thank Goodness!!!!!!!!!  In the last 3 weeks she had jumped over the fence 2 times in hot pursuit of a critter and I yelled at her and she stopped and jumped right back in the fence.!!!!!!!  Good Girl!!!!!!!!  She is showing she knows where she belongs !!!!!!  Yes my girl is growing up to be a fine pet for me and the family.  She loves Happy and Happy likes her.  She loves Tom and is letting him cut her nails every Sunday!!!!  She is really coming along so well!!!  I am so happy about it!!!!
Love coming your way,  Zoie & Fern
PS,  She has been here 9 months on the 5th!!