Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kiwi will be leaving us soon..

We are very sad for we will most definately miss having her around but so very happy for her and her new forever family who I am sure are going to love her as much as we do!

The date is set..they will be picking her up Dec. 28th..the monday after Christmas.  We are enjoying the days we have left with her and I know shes goign to be so happy in her new home...hopefully they will let us meet up and visit her sometime..or even dog sit if they ever need it!

We will miss you Kiwi!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

NJ Blizzard of 09

Kiwi got to enjoy the almost 2 feet of snow we got.  Im assuming being from Maine she is probably somewhat used to it...but we had a good time with the dogs playing in the snow out back of my parents house.  Unfortunately poor Kiwi got cold pretty quick...her saggy belly (or udders as Matt and I call them) literally drag in the snow. So after a half hour or so we did take her inside.

Pictures of course...

Grayce, Kiwi, and Maddy

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas Kiwi!!!

Well we met them and they loved her!! They were just wonderful and Kiwi seemed to think the same right from the start :)  IT was so obvious that this family truly loves animals and Kiwi will be just as spoiled as she is currently.  It has been so bittersweet thinking about having to let her go to another home but I am so happy to know she is going to have a really great family.

Since its going to be hectic over the holidays we decided it would be best to wait until the week after Christmas to transfer Kiwi into her new home.   We will miss her but know she is going to a great place.

So as long as all goes welll....Meet Kiwi's new family (minus the husband)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kiwi might get her Christmas Wish

On Tuesday a woman called and showed interest in Kiwi.  She filled out an adoption application and sounded like a great match.  She is married with 3 teenage children.  They have an 11 year old lab and had just recently lost their other lab to cancer.  She felt her lab was lonely and they needed a second dog in the home again...however due to her labs age there was no way that she could bring a young puppy into the home.  She started looking on petfinder and found Kiwi.
So we spoke on the phone and arrangements were made for her to come this evening to meet Ms. Kiwi.

She got her bath this morning and is now smelling all nice and clean to meet them.

Dino Face

I think everyone has to agree that one of the best things about dogs are the greetings you get when you walk in the door.  You could be gone for 5 days, 5 hours or even 5 minutes and your dog will always be just as excited to see you.  I always thought Grayce gave the best greetings but I might have to admit that Kiwi's excited greetings top hers.

Kiwi does this thing that Matt and I refer to as "Dino Face".  It begins with a twitch of her lips, and pulling them back up over her teeth...she looks like shes giving you a big toothy grin (all the while running at you with her entire body wagging)...once she gets in full swing her uncontrollable dino-chomp begins.  She will run around just chomping her mouth open and closed, sometimes giving little nips so be careful!  It is the cutest and most hilarious thing to see.

We successfully captured some of her "Dino Face" on camera after much running around like idiots ourselves trying to get Kiwi excited.

The beginning of the dino face..her uncontrollable toothy grin

Here we go!!!!

Almost there...

There it is!! DINO FACE!
Note that even Matt has some Dino face going on.

Than just because they are cute...

Begging Weimies

Sleepy Kiwi

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kiwi learns quickly

Went to visit my parents briefly and Kiwi picked up real quickly that "grandmom" spoils all weims and provides treats at the slightest sad dog face.
 She was immediately my mothers new shadow in the kitchen.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cuddle time

I lost my spot on the couch

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It's puppy love

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Kiwi thinks she's a cat

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kiwi LOVES ice

Spent another day at the dog park.  Kiwi made lots of friends and spent a lot of time trying to bite the puddles that were completely ice.

Pictures of our dog park adventures with her doggy friends Maddy and Grayce...

Kiwi scoping out the ice

Kiwi eating the ice

Grayce and Maddy checking out the ice

Grayce leaping over the ice

Super Maddy leaping over the ice w/ stick in her mouth..haha

Happy Kiwi Hanging out

Kiwi running and playing

Kiwi wondering if she should try out agility

Monday, December 7, 2009

All Kiwi wants for Christmas...

is a forever family...she asked santa last night!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Feeling better at Fort Mott State Park

Took the dogs to Fort Mott State Park.  Kiwi was a ball of energy and obviously was feeling much better.  I was also really excited because while Kiwi obviously enjoys being in the company of other dogs she has shown no interest in playing with other dogs yet.  Today she initiated playing with Grayce-was running and chasing her and even wrestling/rough-houseing a bit with her.

TONS of pictures to share.

Pretty Kiwi on the trail

Goofy Kiwi running

Matt and I call this Kiwi's dinosaur face.  She also makes this face when she gets really excited-even if she doesnt have something in her mouth.

Such a pretty girl

Dont you want to take me home?

Kiwi and Grayce actually playing!!!

Poor Grayce hopped in the water and was shivering cold.  This is her trying to warm up.

Kiwi is all tuckered out and ready for a nap!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kiwi gets to come home!

Kiwi is doing much better today! She was sooo excited to see me when I picked her up at 7:30am to bring her back to the Marlton Animal Hospital. She was no longer bright pink and seemed to be her happy self.
I had to bring her back to be re-evaluated by the vet there.  He kept her until 1pm and hydrated her with IV fluids but let her come home with me in the afternoon.  She was such a happy girl and went home and slept on the couch with Matt and Grayce while I went to my best friends baby shower.  Matt made sure to send me hourly photo updates to show that Kiwi was doing just fine :)

Kiwi and Grayce relaxing after a long weekend

We were all so relieved and happy to have Kiwi back home.  On top of all that went on with Kiwi this weekend it was also Matt and my brothers birthdays..and my best friends baby shower for twins!  So tonight we had my dad "dogsit" to make sure Kiwi wasnt left alone while we attended my brothers 30th bday party.  Kiwi did great napping the entire time.

The vet also said there should be no long term side effects or problems from her overdose.  Luckily it was just something that as long as she made it through and the meds went through her system she would be ok!