Monday, June 30, 2008

Biloxi Videos

Hey Everydoggy!

I thought I would share some videos Mom has taken of Biloxi. The one video show how awkwardly the little guy walks. Our vet told us he is amazed the little guy is not paralyzed. He pretty much has a crushed hip on both sides besides his broken femur. MaPaw will be getting him in for a consult with a vetrinary orthopedic surgeon for furthur treatment.

The last video shows how utterly obnoxious he is and why he is now the new "annoying one"!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann
(Stay tuned for blogathon prizes and info)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Single Sunday - The Beach

Hey Everydoggy!
The humans, Canyon and Biloxi were away for the weekend. They spent two nights camping at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, DE. I've been there twice before and Sky has been once. I've shared some pictures of camping trips with you in the past. It was something Mom, Dad and I did quite a bit in the single days. Besides the beach, we also camped in the Poconos, Gettysburg and New England.
They don't have room in the SibeVibe for four dogs, three humans and camping equipment for a weekend although there would be room in the tent (approximately 18' x 14', three rooms and a pet den), so they had to pick which dogs would go. Since Sky and I had been before, we weren't chosen. (Dad here to tell the truth that Kelsey won't tell - they didn't go because neither of them enjoy the beach... Kelsey is afraid of the waves because the noise sounds like thunder and Sky doesn't like to swim.)
Here's me on the beach during my first trip when I was a single dog.

This is a year later, on the beach, relaxing in the shade of the tent. This is the same tent that Dad took to Mississippi this week for him and Biloxi. The tent was originally bought for me to use at the beach.

Here's Sky and I on the beach, my second trip and his first

After Sky and I made the trip with Mom and Dad in 2004, they skipped a few years. The little biped was born in May 2005, so they haven't done much camping since then. Several weeks ago, they began practicing with the little biped by setting up the tent in the backyard. It took a few weeks and a bribe or two, but they were sucessful in training her, so they packed up on Friday afternoon and made the four hour trek to spend the weekend getting sunburnt during the day and mosquito bit during the night. Here's some pictures from this trip.

Canyon and Biloxi asleep in the SibeVibe on the way down

Canyon in the tent on the beach (Biloxi is asleep in the tent)

Canyon and Biloxi enjoying the surf

Biloxi on the beach

The little biped and Dad behind the first campfire she ever built

OK, so I know this wasn't entirely about me, but who can resist puppy pictures.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Thursday, June 26, 2008

What an Exciting Night

First off, Biloxi is here. We won't make you wait until the end of the reading to find that out. Mom didn't have an opportunity to post more pictures of the trip during the day because she had to work. After work, she stopped home let us out, and then went to meet Dad at the rental car place where he was dropping off hte rental and being picked up by Mom.

We've gotten pictures emailed to us this week with short captions. Dad didn't want to try and type too much on his blackberry while driving, but now that he's back we've gotten to see more pictures and hear the full story.

On Sunday, Dad drove about 650 miles to Chattanooga, TN (the drive was very bee-woo-tiful through the Shenadoah Valley). He spent the night there and got up early to finish the driving to Jackson, MS (another 400 miles) on Monday morning. When he arrived in Jackson, he went to one of his offices and worked several hours. Next stop, China Wok, for sesame chicken followed by a twelve hour nap.

Tuesday found Dad at work again at two other offices. Nothing very exciting happened.

Wednesday started with a 100 mile drive to Hattiesburg, MS where Dad has two more offices. After working all day, he began the 185 mile drive to Tuscaloosa, MS where he met the volunteer from the shelter who delivered Biloxi. From here, Mom kept you up-to-date on the happenings for the rest of Wednesday evening. Here's a picture of their quarters last night in Trenton, GA where they arrived at 11:30 pm.

This morning, Dad woke up very early (about 4:15). He remembered it was his birthday and realized he's not as young as he used to be. There was a time (half a life ago now) when Dad would sleep in a tent this small, in the same sleeping bag, without an air mattress and there was no problems. Not so anymore... Dad was up early because he wasn't very comfortable. He laid in bed about half an hour before deciding it was time to get up and get on the road.

Turned out that the extra driving time was worth it. He was able to stop more often with Biloxi. Although, there were times he wasn't sure that Biloxi really even cared that he stopped and would rather have kept sleeping in the back seat.

This is a stop north of Knoxville, TN

Same location, Biloxi met cows.

Welcome to Virginia

Welcome to West Virginia

Welcome to Maryland (Meeshka, don't worry Dad kept on driving!)

Drum roll please..... WELCOME TO PENNSYLVANIA!!!!

After 2252 miles of driving since Sunday morning, Dad finally returned the rental car. Mom and the little biped started the return trip home with him and Biloxi around 8pm. Just 45 more minutes and they would be home and we could finally meet Biloxi.

When they got here, Mom opened the garage door so they could carry in Dad's supplies for the week. It turned out that someone had hid in the garage after we went outside because he wanted to be the first to meet Biloxi. The door opened and Sky saw an opportunity to escape. Dad pursued on foot wearing crocs and weighted down with a heavy pocket knife, camera and two cell phones in his pockets. He of course couldn't keep up on two legs when Sky was on four. Mom gave the little biped to the neighbors and chased in the car. Later, Mom returned home in case Sky came back to the house. She called our doggy sitter friend Megan to help Dad look. Some time later, Sky was located 1 block from the house. It was his usual M.O. - find a house with a dog and harass the dog that's in the house or inside the fence; be so involved with harassing the other dog that he doesn't realize someone is coming up to him with a leash.

So finally, at 10:30 tonight, Biloxi was let out of his crate and we got to meet him while the bipeds ate birthday cake.

Welcome to the Kapp Pack, Biloxi, even if only temporarily.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann!!!

Biloxi Comes "Home: Part 3

Hey Everydoggy!

Dad was up bright and early this morning. Here's some pics he sent....

Welcome to Tennessee!

22 miles north of Chattanooga TN on I-75. Biloxi is fast asleep.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Biloxi Goes "Home" Part 2

Dad sent me some more pictures of the road trip!

Heavy rains east of Birmingham AL on I-59

Near Birmingham AL on I-459. Biloxi decided the piddle pad in his crate might be something to eat.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Biloxi Comes "Home"

Hey Everydoggy!

We've been waiting with baited breath all day but Dad finally picked up Biloxi. We have one not-so-good picture so far. It was pouring down rain and crazy windy when dad got him from the shelter volunteer.

We'll keep you posted as Biloxi makes his way to Pennsylvania. He's finally into official MaPaw care!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Wubba Wubba!

Canyon Here!
Mom found me a new toy today. She picked yellow because that is the color Sky boy usually like but to my benefit Sky had no interest in this toy.

Mom got me a Wubba! I love it!

This is my little biped giving me my Wubba!This is the little biped trying to take Wubba away!

Here's some videos of me playing with my Wubba, with brief cameo appearances by Kelsey Ann and Sky. Sorry for the video quality but Dad has the camera that takes better video with him to get pics of Biloxi on their way home.

Puppy Slurps, Canyon

Pee ess: Dad made it safely to Mississippi this morning!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Single Sunday - My Dad

Hey Everydoggy!

Yeah, I know last Sunday was Father's Day and I did a whole post on my dad and his dogs that came before me. But, this week I realized just how special my dad really is and how much he cares about me and my furry Siberian friends.

You see, Mom and the little biped drove Dad to pick-up a rental car this morning. After that they all had breakfast and then Dad was on his way. To where?, you dad started on a 19 hour drive to Mississippi. He is going to stay in Chattanooga, Tennessee tonight and then get up bright and early to finish his drive to Jackson, Mississippi.

Going to Mississippi is not the special part since dad goes there every other week for work, but, you see, my dad normally takes an airplane to MS. It's much faster. This time dad needed to drive because when he leaves Mississippi he is picking up very special cargo. Dad is meeting a volunteer from the shelter that has Biloxi. They are meeting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Wednesday evening and dad will transport Biloxi the rest of the way home to us to foster him for MaPaw and for him to get the expert medicalcare he needs.

So, all total, dad will spend about 38 hours driving! That's almost a whole week's worth of worktime. Some might say my dad is crazy for going to that much work for one dog, but others would say the dog needs our help and we'll do whatever we can to help. How could we not help him? Dad is going to spend do most of his driving with Biloxi on Thursday. And guess what??? Thursday is Dad's birthday. What better birthday present than to know you rescued a pup from a not-so-bright future!

Here are some pics of me and my dad...

This first one is me having some snuggle time with dad. (mom says to ignore the earrings on dad, he doesn't wear them anymore)

This picture was taken in a northeastern Pennslvania state park. Dad and I were taking a rest. We are at the top of a mountain and ahead of us is a lookout over the valley. We saw people hang-gliding from off the top of the mountain. This was a little sidetrips we took while staying at Pop's (dad's dad) hunting cabin for the weekend. I'll tell you more about our cabin trips some other Sunday.

Please wish my dad safe travels and mom will help me keep you updated on Dad's progress on Wednesday and Thursday.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

(you can still donate to help Biloxi by clicking the button at the top of our left sidebar!)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Husky Card Revoked!!!

Hey Pups!

Sky here tonight. Mom and Dad say my Husky Card has been revoked. Here's what happened this evening after all the humans were home for the day.

Dad got home from a business trip around 5:15. I guess you could say this trip was practice for next week to pick up Biloxi (don't forget, this little Biloxi can sure use help). His total driving was a little over 500 miles this week (20-25% of what he'll do next week). Shortly after he got home, we had dinner guests. A friend of Mom's from when they were teenagers brought her husband and two sons over to visit. One of the boys is 9 months younger than my little biped and the other is just a little baby, a few weeks old.

The humans ate some pizza and then went outside so my little biped and the boy could play in the yard. We sat inside and watched from the window. Dad and the other human man set up the tent in the backyard (which was a pretty funny since it's a bit windy tonight) so Mom, Dad, the little biped and Canyon could sleep in it tonight. After they did that, the little biped and the boy went in the tent to play.

After a while they were bored, so they got the wagon out and pulled each other around. They even conned the other human man into pulling them some. Then Dad had the idea for me to pull them.

By the time Mom had gotten this third picture, I had begun to get a little tired. I had made 1 lap around the yard (maybe an 1/8 mile). About half way into the next lap, I decided to take care of my tired...

When I did this, Dad asked "what kind of husky are you?" I answered in the following manner.

Since I didn't do a very good job pulling a wagon, I had my Husky Card revoked.


Kisses, Sky boy

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kapp Crusade

Hey Everydoggy!

Remember yesterday I told you I was hoping I would have good news today...

Mom and Dad have frantically been trying to work out travel plans. I wasn't quite sure for what until today. Dad has to go to Mississippi again next week for work. This wil be the third week in a row he's away from us, but this week I will forgive him....

Here's why:

Mom saw a post on sibernet-L this Sunday. A Siberian husky puppy in need in Mississippi. Mississippi? Mom said to Dad, how many people involved in Siberian husky rescue would be traveling to Mississippi and be able to help this pup? They decided not too many, if anybody, but our dad. The original plans were for dad to do a road trip in July to bring the pup "home" to Pennsylvania but when Mom saw the x-rays she knew it had to be next week to get the little pup help fast!

You see the pup was hit by a car and left on the steps of a vet's office. He has a broken femur and possibly a broken pelvic bone. The shelter knew they needed to find a rescue to take him or he would face being euthanized. Mom couldn't bear to see that happen to a little pup with his whole life ahead of him and she knew we could work it out to help him. MaPaw has agreed to take on this pup and help him be whole again.

Well, MaPaw has given the pup a new name and a new "leash" on life. Our dad will do a 19 hour road trip both ways next week. That's almost 40 hours total of driving. On his trip back the car will contain a furry passenger. Mom has already made an appointment for next Friday and will be dropping pictures of the pup's x-rays off at Dr. Horst's office tomorrow.

Without furthur ado I present to you...


You can check out a pic of his x-rays here.

Guess who will be fostering little Biloxi????

US!!!!!! We are so excited to be able to help this little guy!

As you can guess treatment to correct this poor boy's breaks will be quite expensive. If you can see it in your heart or paws to help this little boy it would be much appreciated.

you can also snail mail a donation to:

MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue

134 W. 7th Street

Lansdale, PA 19446

Donation are tax-deductible and MaPaw is a 501(c) non-profit charity.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

BTW- This will not end like the last puppy......Canyon!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I can finally rest....

Hey Everydoggy!

I can finally get a good night's sleep! Mom found her camera!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Pee ess: We may have an exciting announcement soon!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Single Sunday - Happy Father's Day

I was going through old pictures that were scanned and saved on Mom's computer trying to decide what I should talk about for Single Sunday. I was thinking of doing something on cool thoughts again since it's still so stinking hot, but then I saw this snow picture and realized I should tell you about Dad's dogs...
This is Baron, a bichon frise, in the snow (think cool thoughts, think cool thoughts).
Dad as a baby, with Pop and Spinner. Spinner lived with Grandma, Pop, and Dad in the 1970s. Spinner was a single dog with no other pets and no kids until Dad was born.
This is Dad with Laddy, a black lab. Laddy lived with Grandma, Pop, Dad and Dad's brother in the 1980s. Laddy lived with three cats and two kids.

A picture of Dad and Baron (and me checking Baron out). Baron lived with Grandma, Pop, Dad and Dad's brother in the 1990s and continued to live with Grandma and Pop after Dad moved out and got me. Baron lived with 1 cat and 2 kids.

This is Dad and me about a week after I moved in with him.


Woo-woo, Kelsey Ann

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Pictures!

A new Kapp Pack photo montage....


Puppy slurps, Canyon
Pee ess: Mom still hasn't found the other camera...will keep you posted on that one!