Monday, July 14, 2008

I (ok, my mom) got a lot of very nice gifts recently. Mainly I guess it's because there are a lot of nice friends out there who want to show that they really care during this very sad period.

This bear is from Girl Girl (Auntie Eil), Jay (Auntie Jul) and Bond and Boo Boo (Auntie Jenn). She comes with her very own 'birth certificate' and they have named her 'Beary Miss U'.. Now how sweet is that?!! She has her own little hat and handbag (and the 3 Aunties left 3 pieces of yummy chocolates in the handbag... mom ate ALL of it without offering any to me...). Anyway, I read somewhere that eating chocolates can make you feel happy (and FAT *giggling*), so I'll let her get away with it this time. I'll let you all into a secret... I am planning to steal the cute straw hat from the bear cos I think my wife will look real stylish wearing it.. what do you think?

Then Maggie & Mitch sent ME a surprise pressie... and it's not even my barkday!! THANK YOU Maggie & Mitch and your wonderful mom!! It is a beautiful wood carving and mom is hanging it on the door to her bedroom. Mom says that looking at that CUTE face cheers her up...
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart... *hugs*

Our very good friends in Australia, Hammer & Family, sent us a beautiful musical ornament (above). It came together with a card and mom was so touched by what Auntie Susan wrote in the card that she 'leaked' while she was reading it. It was happy tears though, not sad ones cos she's touched that Auntie Susan acknowledged the existence of Lucas. To a lot of people that mom spoke with, they don't seem to be able to accept/ acknowledge that Lucas ever existed. Mom also realised that it seem like the people on DWB whom she has never met, appear to understand her pain so much better than some of her 'friends'. She went back to work this morning and immediately, someone came and told her that 'it could be a blessing'... Mom was too stunned to react, but in her head, she was screaming 'you mean it's a blessing that I lost my baby??!'...

Then again, mom realises that the mouth belongs to other people, so they can say whatever they want. You really have no control over 'verbal garbage'... other than to get upset!! Just like a very recent incident where mom read somewhere that another dog owner had insinuated that only purebreed Maltese can be well-behaved (??!).. I reckon this implied that crossbreed dogs are not well-behaved??! Being a crossbreed myself (Maltese X Shih Tzu), I can't help but to feel sad and disappointed that this type of comment came from a fellow dog owner. I guess everyone who genuinely loves their pets wouldn't give a woof whether their 4-legged friends are purebreed or not. This comment not only insulted me, but all my crossbreed friends out there. The writer stepped on quite a number of tails (no pun intended) with that remark. I AM A CROSSBREED AND I AM PROUD OF IT! --- You are of course entitled to your own myopic, bigoted, shallow opinion, so I am entitled to mine too.

Oops, sorry, I digressed... I must admit that I got carried away there.. Hammer also sent me a toy that I tell you can squeak real loud! Mom didn't manage to get any pictures of me with it cos I was playing 'catch me if you can' with her while she was chasing me around with the camera!

Mom's message to Auntie Susan - Dearest Susan, Of course I do not 'mind' it one bit.. In fact, Mark and I love it so much because 'Waltzing Mathilda' brought back so many beautiful memories of our time in Australia. I can safely say that those 4 years have been the most memorable ones in my life. That's a tune that Mark and I both know and love... (fyi, Mark was humming it the whole night long!! And I do mean the whole night... *sheepish grin*). So THANK YOU Susan, for the beautiful card and precious gift. It brought back many cherished memories for us and I am sure Lucas loves this tune too cos it means so much to his Daddy and Mommy...


Goofy said...


I'm crossed too!! And I believe mom felt proud that I behaved well too!!


BrandytheGreat said...

Huskee, you SHOULD indeed be glad and proud and happy about yourself, coz you're unique! You're the one and only Huskee Boys out there in the world!
Glad to hear about your mommy and the gifts she received. Beary Miss U sounds like a cool little fellow to play with!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Those are some very pawsome gifts that your mom got! You should bite those peeple who said mean things to your mom and also, whoever said only purebreed dogs can behave! WE are purebreed and don't behave very often! Some peeple are just MEAN!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Maggie & Mitch said...

You mom received such nice gifts from people who truly care! We hope the days keep getting easier and better for her!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Deefor said...

Thanks for sharing all the beautiful things you and your mom got from friends. I'm glad you are helping her. Even if you are a cross breed-- like me.


Peanut said...

I think joe stains should mail all the evil people a box of poop. What lovely gifts those are.

JB's Big World said...

It is so nice to get such wonderful gifts from such wonderful friends. I am a cross breed too....not sure who my real mommy and daddy were....all doggies and kitties are special in their own ways!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Huskee!
Your mom got very nice presents!
Yes, I think Baby would love that hat.
You know that some people speaks only because they have the ability to do it... but don't think about the things they say.
I love you so much. Brandy is right. You are unique!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

our DWB friends sure are the best!!

Hammer said...

Dear Shane and Mark
I'm so pleased you liked the gift. I was really hoping that you would, and when you hear the tune of Waltzing Matilda, please know that my kids and I are thinking of you all.
We're pleased Huskee liked his toy. Hammer jumped onto the kitchen bench and grabbed it before I could wrap it up but fortunately it only had some slobber on it which dried, and Hammer did not get a chance to tear it apart.
I'll be helping Hammer add a post very soon.
Take good care of yourselves over there
Love from Susan, Hammer and their family

Hammer said...

Hi Huskee
I forgot to mention. I'm a purebred and I never behave myself, well sometimes maybe. It does not matter what breed you are, what colour your fur is, we are all special and we all deserve to be protected and loved by the hoomans.
Love from Hammer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's nice that there are still some well behaved hoomans who cares.

You're the one and only cute Huskee and pooi pooi to those who made those mean comments

~ Girl girl

happy said...

Hi Huskee, just dropping in from Girl Girl's to say hi.

What pawsome gifts your mom received there! And coming from people who sincerely care is what counts most. Just have to not let those who are mean get to you and your mommy! Time is too precious to be wasted fuming over them.

Take care now.

duo_disaster said...


Goofy is a crossbreed too!
(Americano x Goofy)

Hehe, M choose not to call him a PUREBREED because he has NO PAPERS!

... and I am actually the "APPLE" of Daddy's eyes!

Who says only PURE behaves?
Rudolf is a cheeky example!

Rudolf & Goofy

duo_disaster said...

Mummy Shane...

Thoughtful gifts you've got! We're glad that things are picking up slowly... Together we will continue to keep you in our thoughts & prayers...

Just another *HUG* for you.

If you need extra humour,
look for Lily... LoL!

~ A

Moco said...

I am a cross breed and am lots smarter than my goofy brothers who are pure breed. They were rescue dogs so they at least don't have a snotty attitude.
Tell your mom that many people don't have any sense and show it everytime they open their mouths.

Sparky said...


We've still been praying for your humans, we hope you're all feeling better. That was really nice of all these dog's to send you guys these special gifts!

I hope you all had a grrrrEAT weekend!


Charlie said...

DWBers really are a special group of people who support each other in hard times!
- Charlie

p.s. Mom says I'm a pure TERROR!

Bond said...

I .... I .... I .... I am a pure breed but I am not well behaved ....

sob sob sob ....

GREAT that your mum likes the gift !!

Oh huskee, dont you dare steal the hat from Beary Miss U, else the NOT SO WELL BEHAVED pure breed GR (aka me) will dear with you ...GRRRGGGRRRR

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Huskee, I feel so happy for you. You surely know how to make you mom happy, keep taking good care of her!

Ms. _______ 2 be ! said...

Very thoughtful friends you got.
I say any breed is good, just because their ...?? don't mean their any better then other mixed breed.

The Army of Four said...

You know, if you go back far enough in history, ALL of us canines are mixed from different breeds. Seriously. And hey, our mom is sort of a mix herself; her ancestors came here from Germany, Ireland, England, Scotland, Austria, Greece ... and who knows where else! We love her anyway. Ha roo roo roo!
Tail wags,

Asta said...

Some hoomans awe too stoopid fow wowds..and so insensitive..
Lucas is youw little angel bwuvvew and you awe as wondewful an example of a pawfect doggie as I could evew Should be vewy pwoud of youwself and youw pawents fow all the love in youw heawts..and Ithink you awe soo handsome and well behaved and I hate stoopid jewks, and wish they would shut thewe..(so wwy fow my wude language, but I get vewy mad at that)
smoochie kisses to all youw family
ASTA dn pawents

Ferndoggle said...

What a wonderful family DWBs is! We're glad we could help your Mom feel a *little* better.

We think sometimes people just can't help themselves and blurt out what they "think" will make you feel better.

Oh & Crossbreeds rule! Even Lola thinks so...

Sherman, Penny, Lola & Jen

Pedro said...


My mom and I just hopped over from Girl Girl's blog and read your mom's story about baby Lucas. Our hearts go out to her and we will think of her and your dad often. We hope that all your friends here help to make things better. Sometimes humans say things without really thinking how much their words can hurt. That's why animals are so great. We just love you all the time and don't say the wrong thing ever.

Your new friend,
Pedro (and my mom)

Petey said...

Hi Huskee Boy,

I think you're twice as handsome as a Maltese or a Shiz Tzu because you're the best of both! Glad to hear your taking such good care of your Mom and Dad.

Your pal,


Kirby said...

Hi Huskee, I read about your blog on Girl Girl's site. After reading back through your posts, I was apalled at what some people have the nerve to say to people in their darkest hours. No one can understand what your parents are going through. It is a very personal thing your Mom chose to share and those who have not been supportive should be ashamed of yourself. Same goes for those who are saying bad thing about crossbreeds. Mixed pups are unique and wonderful. My Grandma says to this day the BEST dog she ever had was a cross between an Airedale and a Lab. Crossbreeds and purebreeds both rule!

Your new pal,

BWTH Dog House said...

PROUD TO BE A CROSSBREED & I love all my doggie friend!!! *whisper to Huskee* have you manage to steal the hat yet?

slurpy licks,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i will opt to turn a deaf ear when we hear some nasty comments...

u have so many other friends who are much understanding and caring...

Amber-Mae said...

I can't believe more people are giving you more hurtful comments...And I'm sad to hear that a blogger made that comment about crossbreeds. I hope he/she didn't mean it...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

What lovely gifts. Don't worry about stupid comments from stupid people, we know that a good dog is a happy, loved dog.

Simba x

Lady Kaos said...

A blessing? How in the world can that be a blessing? grrrrr, don't pay any attention to that person. My siser is a pure mini dacshund and I'm a black lab mixed with somethng and I am way more well behaved than she is. Some people jsut don't know when to keep their mouths shut!!
I think if one more person says anything mean to your Mom, I'm going to come and start biting them!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so glad to learn so many caring folks have responded to your pain.

And by the way, we are crossbreeds too and proud of it!!!!