A Few Photos From Our Fundraising Event….

Zeus and I outside Putting Edge before the event

My husband Craig, Zeus and I outside Putting Edge before the event.

Aaron, the manager of Puttiing Edge…. He was so helpful and made our fundraising event super fun!

Craig, Zeus and I are ready for the fun to begin!

Kathy, Jan, and Jonie attended and had a good time.

Jan and Jonie are wonderful neighbors of ours…. Zeus adores these two ladies and so do Craig and I!

Jan and Jonie getting tips from Aaron for a great game of golf.

Gerald and Julia Trimble attended the event.

Zeus and his groomer, Laura

Zeus giving Laura big kisses!

Jan giving Zeus lots of love!

My cousin Tina and Aunt Merry attended to show their support!

My cousins Jordan and Gerald enjoying a game of air hockey!

My uncle Ed enjoying some video game time!

Kathy and baby Kennedy sharring a laugh!

My cousin Jenny and Zeus.

Jan waiting for Jonie to finish putting so she can take her turn!

Jan and Kathy playing glow in the dark miniture golf.

My cousin Tina with her little girl Kennedy

My cousin Lance playing video games before a round of golf.

Craig, Zeus, and I taking a break.

We were so proud of our handsome boy, He was so good for the whole day!

Zeus was soooo happy to see everyone, I think he smiled the whole day!

Raffle Prizes For Our Fundraising Event Today…

Thank you Speciality Pets in Plymouth!

A big thank you to Speciality Pets in Plymouth for donating this great basket for our fundraising event that will take place today! This basket will be the second place prize for our raffle, the first place will be a cash prize! Who ever wins this basket will have one happy pup!

Thank you En-Unison Salon in Livonia!

A big thank you to En-Unison Salon in Livonia for donating this great basket filled with pet care products, treats, and toys for our fundraising event that will take place today! This basket will be our third place prize in our raffle, who ever wins this one, will have one pampered pet!

Anyone wanting to join us is welcome to come! The event will be held today at Putting Edge in Novi (West Twelve Mile rd). Everything starts at 1pm and tickets will be sold at the door for $25, Your ticket price includes pizza and pop, arcaide games, and 18 holes of glow in the dark miniture golf! We hope to see you at Putting Edge to share in our freat fun!

Ready For Some Fun….

Zeus got a bath and is smelling super nice and clean and looking nice and handsome for all of his friends he will see tomorrow!

Zeus is all ready for our fundraising event tomorrow at Putting Edge in Novi at 1pm. Anyone who would like to join us is welcome to come…. The more people, the more fun it will be! Zeus is hoping to see you there. What a handsome boy he is after his bath! He is looking forward to having a great time tomorrow!

Paw Prints On My Heart

These are the paws that left paw prints on my heart!

Paw Prints on My Heart

You left paw prints on my heart

My gentle, loyal friend, right from the start

Your life so short and time going by so fast

I have never loved a dog like I have you in the past

You will hold a special place in my heart forever and always

I did my best to make the time you had left, your best days

You have made me smile, you have made me laugh

At the thought of losing you, my heart breaks in half

You have made me proud and my love for you will forever be

Thank you for being so loyal and loving me

Your brown eyes were so sweet and true,

I hope you know how much I love you

I have done everything I could to keep you here with me

But the time for goodbye has finally come; I have to set you free

I can’t make you suffer, not a single day,

More than you know, I wish you could stay

Although, my heart is at ease knowing you will go with dignity

I couldn’t be selfish, just to keep you here with me…

I remember the day I brought you home

A tiny bundle of energy, just wanting to roam

You were so cute and wanted to play

What I wouldn’t give for us to play for one last day

I will forever miss your heavy head in my lap,

Now that you are gone, my heart will forever have an endless gap

The way your stub would wag, your whole back end seemed to sway

You always knew how to make me feel better and brighten my day

Your medical care was expensive

The tests you needed were extensive

But don’t you worry my dear, sweet friend

You were worth it, even in the end

Some say you were just a dog, but to me, you were so much more

You have touched my soul at its very core

Without you here I feel so alone

Even though we tried our best, your soul has flown

To a place far, far, away

For you and I to meet again some day

I tried to help you fight this terrible disease

So you could receive treatments and from your pain, you could be freed

I wanted you to have many more happy days

So you could be a dog and run and play

But, fate has a mind of its own and has taken you away

I felt my heart breaking and could not find the words to say

How much you meant to us in so many ways,

What I would give for just one more single day

As we said our goodbyes, I was reduced to tears

I thank you for the wonderful memories over the last six years

We told you we loved you and what a good boy you were

I kissed your head and buried my face in your fur

You kissed our faces to show your love,

I know your loving eyes will watch over us from above

As you took your last breath, my hand over your chest

I felt your last heartbeat, something I will never forget

I have done everything I could, for you, I had to try

When I think about you, I can’t help but to cry

I miss you so much, more than you could ever know,

But I am so grateful I had the chance to watch you grow

I love you now, and loved you through the end

Thank you for being such a special friend

You left paw prints on my heart

I will hold them close now that we have had to part

Thank you for all the joy you have given me

You have been a wonderful dog and always will be

I am glad you are at peace and finally free

Melissa

Thank You My Dear Doggie Friend

My wonderful friend, thank you for being you!

                                    Thank you my dear doggie friend

Thank you for being such a loyal friend

I will do what I can for you ‘til the very end

You make me laugh when I want to cry

You give me strength when I want to die

You make me smile from ear to ear

With all my heart, I will love you for years and years

Thank you for your gentle ways

Your head in my lap when I have a bad day

The cute way you tilt your head at the sound of my voice

When it comes to loving you, I have no choice

My heart knows how very special you are

It would follow you across the earth, near or far

Thank you for loving me

And thank you for your loyalty

Without you, life would be so lonely and grim

Like drowning in a river without knowing how to swim

I can’t imagine how my life would be

If there was no such thing as you and me

Thank you for the love you show

A loyal friend like you, most will never know

I love the way you greet me at the door

with a look on your face saying you missed me more

The funny way you play and clown around

What a wonderful dog I have found

Thank you for putting a smile on my face

In my heart, you will always hold a very special place

Thank you for sharing your love and bringing me laughter

I hope our future ends with happily ever after

The way your stub of a tail wags so happily

I am so unbelievably glad you belong to me

Your warm brown eyes are so gentle and true

After all these years I know you love me through and through

My dear sweet friend I can’t thank you enough

Without you I wouldn’t have made it through the times that were tough

Thank you for the wonderful journey of you and me

You have been the most wonderful friend you could ever be

If this is what friendship is all about

I would do it again and follow the same route

Thank you for all the good times we have had

Without you by my side I wouldn’t have made it through the bad

Thank you for making the good times so wonderful and fun

I really love watching you play and run

Our friendship and love, I will never forget

There is no part of our friendship I could ever regret

So forever keep smiling my dear, sweet friend

Please know my love for you will never break or bend

Thank you for being so kind, loyal, and true

I hope you will always know how very much I love you

Melissa

How Lucky Got His Name

Lucky as a puppy wearing his first bandannaIt was a hot day in June, four years ago, I was on my way to work and as I drove through our neighborhood, I found a cute brindle colored puppy in the street. His tail was wagging and he was happily taking in all the smells his little nose could handle. I stopped the car, got out and squatted down to the puppy’s level. He came happily running towards me and jumped in my arms showering me with wonderful little puppy kisses. I couldn’t believe he was out roaming the streets all alone without any supervision. I was concerned because the main road was only about a block away and didn’t want this cute little one to get hit by a car. He had a red collar on, but no tags, so I started to look around and tried to figure out which house he lived in. I decided to try the one that we were closest to first. I went to the door carrying this little bundle of joy and knocked loudly. We waited, waited, and waited,but no one answered. After about ten minutes of knocking with no one answering it, I decided I would have to take this little fellow to work with me and continue looking for his home later, after my work day was through. Just as I started to get in the car with my new little friend, a man came out of the house I had been knocking at. I asked if this was his puppy and he said it was and that he kept getting out of the yard. As I handed him the puppy, I looked over at the gate and noticed that it was about a foot above the ground making it really easy for the puppy to walk right under it without even having to duck his head. I told this man how I had knocked on his door for ten minutes with no one answering and his reply was that he worked nights. He thanked me for returning his dog and I drove away heading for work.

Lucky in his crate looking cute with his very first T-shirt

As I drove and started thinking about the cute little loose dog, I started to get angry. What kind of owner does not take precautions to keep a young puppy inside the yard? What kind of owner puts a puppy outside for the day unsupervised so that he can sleep the whole day without being bothered? Not a very good one apparently! I made a vow that if I saw this puppy loose again that I would not return him next time.

Lucky snuggling with his big brother Zeus

About three days later, my mother was visiting and we had a bad thunderstorm causing our power to go out. My mother and I were both hungry so I decided to make a pizza run. On my way to pick up the pizza, I saw the cute little puppy again roaming around outside of his yard. I stopped and picked him up, but this time I did not knock on the door. I got back in the car with the puppy in tow. He seemed happy to be going with me and was craving attention. I was shocked that someone would leave a little puppy outside in a thunderstorm and decided this little one would be coming home with me instead of being returned to his home. I didn’t want to keep him, but something had to be done to show his owner that he needed to treat his dog properly. Not sure of what I was going to do with this little dog, he and I continue on the journey to the pizza place and then back to my house.

My little Lucky monkey

My mother was not surprised to see me carry in the pizza and a side of puppy, she knows me so well. She says I haven’t changed since I was a child and again I have found an animal in need of help. After a long discussion with my mother as to what I shouuld do with this little happy go lucky pup, we decided to call the police department and see if they had any suggestions as to what to do about the situation. The officer I talked to said that a loose dog was a $500 fine in our city and wanted to know if my husband and I could hold the dog at our home until morning. Because this happened on a Sunday, the department had no animal control officers on duty. I agreed to keep him over night and call back in the morning to speak with an animal control officer. I figured a fine like this would teach his owner a lesson and he would fix the gate to prevent the puppy from escaping from the yard.

A happy boy!

For the rest of that evening, we played and introduced our Rottweiler Zeus to this new little puppy. They hit it off right from the start becoming fast friends. They romped and played in the backyard sharing toys and sticks. I took them both for a nice walk and the puppy got to meet our neighbors. After an exciting evening full of fun, playtime, and attention, the dogs snuggled next to one another in Zeus’ bed and slept together for the rest of the night. It was so sweet how well they got along. I was kind of sad because I knew this little dog without a name would not be staying long and would have to go back home soon.

Lucky playing in our backyard

The next morning at 9am, I called the police department back and spoke to the animal control officer. After explaining the situation, he told me that he would speak with the owner and we could take the puppy to the humane society and drop him off there. The puppy would be held until the owner paid the fine and then he would be able to pick up his dog. If the owner decided not to pay the fine, the puppy would go up for adoption. I agreed and on our way to the humane society, I kept telling myself that if he went up for adoption, he would find a home fast because he was young and cute. As my husband and I approached the entrance of this sad animal shelter with this too happy little puppy, we noticed a hand written note on the door. It said “Sorry for the inconvenience, the humane society will be closed for the day”. It was not a holiday and we arrived during normal business hours so this was really strange. My husband decided that I was meant to have this dog and he was meant to be a part of our life and family. Just because of the way everything was happening….. I found him twice in three days, the police department asked me to keep him over night, and the humane society was closed for some strange reason. He told me to call the animal control officer back and to tell him that we wanted to adopt him if the owner did not want to pay the fine. So I called and the officer told me that he would call me back after he spoke with the owner.

Best Friends

My husband, the puppy with no name, and I returned home and waited for the return call from animal control. About two hours later the phone rang and the officer said he was on his way to our house and that the owner did not want to pay the $1500 in fines so he surrendered the animal. I do not know what the fines were for and did not ask, I just know that I would pay any amount to get my dog back and was surprised that this owner gave up on his dog so quickly. If he would have taken proper care of the dog in the first place, he would not have been asked to pay these fines.

The Boys!

When the officer arrived at our home, he told us that they normally do not adopt animals out and that all adoptions normally have to go through the humane society, but he could see that adopting him to us would be the best thing for the dog and decided to bend the rules for us. He asked for our driver’s licenses and said he would make out a police report saying the dog now belonged to us. As my husband and I stood at the officer’s car, with our new puppy on his leash, waiting for the officer to finish the report, my husband decided that the name Lucky would fit this little puppy perfectly. The officer smiled at this and agreed. He was lucky he did not get hit by a car, he was lucky he did not get lost, he was Lucky he found me!

This adorable little dog has made our family complete!

So here Lucky will stay, with his new family who love him so much. He has been a wonderful addition to our family and I am glad that our paths crossed and everything ended up the way it did, I am sure Lucky would agree!

Zeus Would Love To Meet You!

Zeus loves making new friends…. We hope you will join us so you can meet him!

My husband Craig and I would like to thank all of the amazing people who have showed their support and have donated to help us save Zeus! We are inching ever closer to our goal in helping him and providing the medical attention he so desperately needs. Please join us for fundraising event at Putting Edge and enjoy a fun filled day and meet our sweet, loving, gentle boy! I have talked with management at Putting Edge to see if they would allow me to bring Zeus to this event seeing as how it is for him and they said they would love it if he came and they are looking forward to meeting him. Zeus loves to meet new people and loves attention. He will be grateful for any petting, and scratches behind the ears for those of you who would like to join us. He loves to give kisses and loves everyone! We are looking forward to seeing everyone and we will be giving away great prizes. We hope to see you there in support of saving our wonderful boy Zeus!