I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A special request

Please send some healing vibes, prayers, good mojo and/or whatever else you've got to my buddies over at Dream Valley Ranch. Smrpie has been doctoring Chloe, a wild and charmed mustang for the better part of three weeks. Chloe is rallying but is not out of the danger zone.

Then, in the early hours of the morning, 13 year old Count Basie aka the Woodle woke up vomiting, and then collapsed.

I know your good thoughts, prayers, etc. will be appreciated!

Smrpie (I pronounce that "Smurp pie" in my head) is one of the founders of the Huppie Syndicate. The Huppie Syndicate was kind enough to list Alf on their petfinder list and offered to help with his vet bill, too! Although, their main focus is horses, Smrpie has taken in a lot of dogs, considered to be unadoptable and given them a life that I could only dream of!

If you want to know someone that works miracles and moves mountains for the animals, read the DVR blog from the beginning. Mrs. and Mr. Smrpie go above and beyond!

My little trials and tribulations and my angst with regard to returning to dirtville seem so inconsequential...

The wind blowing across the desert were more brutal than usual. The truck was constantly being buffeted by high winds and watching 18-wheelers ziggin' and zaggin' on the highway took it's toll on me. No pictures were taken on the road, today. both hands were on the wheel at all times!

As much as I can't stand the thought of returning to Dirtville, I can't wait to be off the road.

Stumpy supervised while I threw our stuff in the truck, this morning.

I guess she thought I could handle the job on my own because I caught her napping on the job (yet again)

I'm recovering, Stumpy's in my face (literally) bugging me for a walk and her dinner...

2390 miles down, 437ish miles to go

Stumpy got her walk BEFORE I finished this post! We know who wears the pants in this family!


Carey Brown Strombotne said...

mr. and mrs. smrpie are real heroes! sending healing energy for both chloe and count basie, and wishing them both a speedy recovery.
stumpy, you're almost there! keep you chin up, girl!

An English Shepherd said...

Ah walkies, lovely...


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Almost home - one more ride. Bet it will feel good to be home.

We only just heard about Chloe yesterday. We will send her and the Count more good vibes.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

susan said...

So glad you're almost home but sorry to miss you in TN! You two moved faster than I thought. Wish you could have stopped by here for some parade action. You really must swing by next time and get some corn bread :)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We've been following the events at SMRP-land

Glad to see Stumpy has it all under khontrol!

Safe travels on Thursday!

Khyra and The Golden Khousins

tula monstah said...

Oh stumpy. you're almost there. dirtville! i see woo got your special walk me now lookies down pat! works efurrytime i bet!

always sad to hear about our sickie pals. monstah healing vibes to them!


Dream Valley Ranch said...

Dear Stumpy,
Please tell your mom that we are all so touched by her post and her kind words...we have had a rough few weeks but it sure has helped to have so many friends who have popped over to wish us well! By the way, has anyone ever told you how beautiful your spots are?
Count Basie and his orchestra :)

Anonymous said...

Haha, Stumpy is cracking me up all in your face! And sleeping on the job...AGAIN!!! Traveling must take its toll on her after a while. Or maybe she knows you're headed back to Dirtville and that her swimming days are coming to an end for now.

So sorry to hear about that poor horse and dog. We will be thinking about them.

Elyse and Riley

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Stumpy is definitely ready to be home in her own bed no matter how much dirt there is..
We stopped by and gave well wishes to your friends...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

Ohmidogness! That last picture of Stumpy is TOO much! No wonder you took her for her walk right away. How could you resist that face?

We will be crossing our paws and sending pawerful brindle wishes to Chloe and Basie.

Wiggles & Wags,

bbes tribe said...

We will keep our paws crossed for Chloe & Basie & their people. Stumpy, we love your begging to go for a walk face.
It is fun to go places but always nice to get home.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Stumpy and mom, you know we are keeping the Dream Ranch in our hearts. Hope you are home safe safe safe for the winter. It is fun to think you nearer!!
Maybe some great/good volunteer oppts are awaiting for you with animals?? Let's hope so...
You are too GOOD to keep to yourself.

the booker man said...

miss stumpy,
i can totally see that you've got your mama trained well! of course you wear the pants in the family! teehee.
me and asa and mama will put our paws together for miss chloe the mustang and mr. count basie and their hoomans.

the booker man