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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Goodbye to our Hibby.

I am so sad to say that we had to Euthanize Hibbs on September 27th 2012. He was seventeen and a half years old when we brought him to the vets. We took care of him for as long as we could and we knew it was time on the day we went in.

We miss him so much still. It is hard when you have a pet for so long they are a part of your family. We took care of him every day. We fed him, walked him, groomed him, hugged him and kissed him every day. It has taken me some time to put this post up because I am still so sad. :(

I know people expect that we should get over it as soon as he has passed away but my husband and I are still grieving for him. We still have Heeks who is now fourteen as well as Totay, Tash and Hooey, just the same a big chunk of our lives is missing. We will eventually add a new dog to our family but that may not be for a while.

RIP Hibbs 09/27/2012

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hibbs is now sixteen & 1/2 years old!

Hibbs is still with us. He is still eating, drinking, sleeping, & going to the bathroom so to speak. He is pretty weak but the little bugger keeps on going. He doesn't seem to be in any pain. He is blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other. He can't hear from one ear but does hear some from the other. I can tell that he is a little senile. He kind of gets lost in the back yard.

I no longer walk him around the pond. It is to much for him. Sometimes I will take him across the street but I have to carry him up the front stairs. He doesn't like to be carried. When he goes in back yard there are no stairs that he must use. He can go around the steps to the upper and lower yard.

It is apparent that we will not have him with us much longer. We are getting the most of our time left. He still loves to be petted and looks for affection. I will post when Hibbs passes on.

Heeks is nearly thirteen years old and she is in pretty good health. She is losing some sight but she is still active and walks with me twice a day. I can see changes and expect more to come but that is the way it is for all of us as we age. :)

That is all for now.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Animals of YouTube sing "Deck the Halls"

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Hibbs and Heeks world update....

At this point in time I did not think anyone was reading my blog but apparently someone is. Life has a way of taking over your time and grabbing a hold of your attention. Hibbs is now 15 and 1/2 years old. He is hanging in there but we know that it may not be much longer for him. He must love being with us and alive because he just keeps on going. Still wants to eat treats, supper and whatever he can get. Loves going out in the yard and for the most part still goes in the morning for a walk. The walk is sometimes across the street and sometimes around the Pond. All in all Hibbs is still in good spirits and doesn't seem to be in any pain.

Heeks is now twelve years old, just last week as a matter of fact. She is still pretty spry and walks around the pond with me at least twice a day. Today she was playing with a puppy of about a year named Jordan. She kept up great and seemed to have a great time. Her tail was wagging. Usually she plays with Tash. He loves it when she pays attention to her.

The cats are all grown up and Tash is pretty big. When he jumps down from anywhere he makes a very loud thud. He is extremely affectionate and he purrs so loudly he sounds like a bird sometimes. Totay is streamlined but a mischeif maker. She loves to get into everything and has used my woodwork as scratching posts. It is hard to stop her from doing that. I have never had any cats that do that.
Hooey is now 32 years old and going strong. He is still noisiest in the morning and he loves to get on top of his house every day.
That is what is happening in Hibbs and Heeks world. Anything new with you?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Cats, Dogs, Birds!!


Haven't checked in for a while. Anyone out there get a new pet they want to talk about? Puppies, kittens and other baby animals are just so full of energy! Their youthful highjinks are fun to watch. If anyone has any funny new pet stories I would love to hear about it.

Donna :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lady has over 700 cats!


I got this video today about a lady who has over 700 cats and dogs too! Wow, it is wonderful what this woman is doing and I wanted to pass this story along. You can see the article and video at http://videos.komando.com/2008/09/09/

I wish I had the land and funds to do something like this!

Donna :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Here is Hibbs looking a little sad. He has not been feeling well. We went to the vets because he had a lump of fluid in his ear. The vet said that it was caused from him shaking his head and the vet also found that he has a lump inside his ear. Hibbs will be thirteen years old May first. We gave him an antibiotic for ten days and the lump has actually gone way down. Thank goodness because he would have had to have surgery to drain and sew up his ear. Apparently there is nothing to be done about the lump in his ear at this time. I really hesitated to have him put under anesthesia. I was told that they are very careful with older dogs but I am glad we may not have to do that. Hibbs also has a heart murmur and so does Heeks. They can test for the cause but the price is a big consideration. We will just have to hope that he will be ok.

Having pets is an expense for anyone who has them and Veterinarians are charging rates near the price it would cost for people to go to the doctors. It costs nearly one hundred fifty dollars each for the dogs to go for a yearly physical. Anyone getting a pet should really think about this big consideration.

Donna :)