Divinity’s Blog – Sixth Anniversary

Today, is the sixth anniversary of Divinity’s blog. Divinity & I are grateful to the thousands of people who have visited Divinity’s blog over these past six years.

We would also like to thank everyone who enjoyed Divinity’s adventures during her journeys. In the future, Dad will continue to publish informational posts on senior dogs and their care. Divinity would have wanted her blog to continue helping dogs in need.

Sincerely,

Divinity & Dad

Divinity & Dad featured on Project Unconditional

Project UnconditionalIn May of 2015, I published a post about Project Unconditional and their stories about Older Dogs – Deeper Love.

Project Unconditional, is a collection of photos and stories focusing on the powerful relationships between people and their older dogs.

I submitted an account about Divinity & Dad to their website. Project Unconditional has gratefully published our story.

Jane Sobel Klonsky, the creator of Project Unconditional stated that Divinity’s story needs to keep getting shared.

To read the account of Divinity & Dad on Project Unconditional, click the following link: Project Unconditional – Divinity & Dad

Weebles: The story of a very old Cairn

In late November 2013, I published a post about an elderly Cairn named Weebles who was celebrating his 19th birthday. Sadly, on August 3, 2015, Weebles went to the Rainbow Bridge. Weebles had lived for 20 years and 8 months.

Recently, on the Cairn Rescue Mentoring forum, Karen, who is Weebles mom, reposted a piece she wrote a few years ago about Weebles. Karen has gratefully allowed me to publish Weebles story on Divinity’s blog.

Weebles 20th Birthday

Weebles on his 20th Birthday

The story of Weebles, by Karen P.

Sixteen years ago a BEDROOM CLOSET BREEDER… (giggle) sat on the carpeted floor as her darling Tia Marie gave birth to what would be her and Dusty’s last litter. Once all the babies were born, cleaned and happily feeding Mom went to bed.

As the days went by Mom noticed that one baby kept being shoved off to the side. As it was time for the little dew claws to come off she decided to ask the vet about this.

Mr. Vet, said that it normally meant that there was something wrong with that puppy and it would be kinder to just put him to sleep. HAVE HIM TAKE A DIRT NAP??? SHE SAID WITH HORROR! I think not… clip his dew claws please. Well you are just wasting your money on that boy he replied. Just do it.

In a huff Mom paid and left.

When she got home she fumed until Daddy arrived. Regaling him with the AWFUL things the EVIL vet said. Dad said they would just show him he was wrong. Not really happy but willing to prove the STUPID MAN wrong Mom took the little fellow and dripped formula into his throat. He was too weak to suck on his Mommies nippy jugs.

As the days went by the babies all grew and played and delighted their HUMAN PARENTS. The little one’s head wobbled from side to side like the little dog in car dashboards. He was just so cute. He had learned to eat by planting his feet wide and leaning into a corner for balance. Going outside he put his head on the ground and made a triangle for balance to potty. Because of his unsteady gait and bobbing head his parents named him Weebles.

It was time for the babies first shots. So off to the vets they all went. MR. DUMB VET… commented on Weebles head bobbing. He stated that there was no need to give him shots he needed to be put to sleep as he would not live to see six months!

RIGHT THEN AND THERE… MOM gathered up the babies and LEFT.

She went home and called around until she found WONDERFUL DR. ELIZABETH! Off she went the next day with the babies once again. When Dr. Elizabeth say the bobbing head she asked how he was doing! His PROUD MOM, told of his learning to balance in a corner to eat! Of his learning to stand in a tripod to potty. Of his love of life and happy little disposition!

Dr. Elizabeth said it was really a miracle he had lasted this long… but if we were committed she would do her best to help us. He had what was then a little known genetic deformity known as CEREBRAL ATAXIA. It normally meant at most 6 months of life and few made it that far.
I said, I did not believe he was going to die in six months. He was a healthy little man who wobbled. So Dr. Elizabeth said we would find out more!

As he grew she told other vets about him. He went to a few lectures with his BELOVED DR. ELIZABETH and the world began to learn that CONGENITAL CEREBRAL ATAXIA was different from late onset Cerebral Ataxia. If a human was willing to help the little ones they would live! They may not be show dogs, but they would be happy ones.

Tia and Dusty were both retired as parents and fixed. We sure didn’t want any more little Weebles. But OMG we loved so much the one we had.

Weebles - 20 years young

Weebles – 20 years young

 

Favorite Posts from our final months together

With this post I celebrate Divinity’s love of life with some of my favorite photographs & movies taken during our last four months together. This is a long post as we were quite active during her last months. I knew Divinity’s time was limited, and I wanted my little lady to experience as much as possible before the end.

The following picture is of Divinity cuddling with the toy that she received from her Auntie Danielle. Divinity stopped playing with toys as she aged, however, she was very attached to this particular toy.

Cuddling with her Toy

Divinity meets with her Home Inspector

To read about Divinity meeting with her Home Inspector, click HERE

Patti visits Divinity

June walk in the park

To read about Divinity. June Walk in the Park, click HERE

June walk in the Park

Watch Divinity enjoying her June walk
A trip to the St. Croix River

To read about Divinity’s trip to the St Croix River, click HERE

Divinity at the St. Croix River Overlook

Watch Divinity enjoying her ride to the St Croix River
A nice walk through a small park

To read about Divinity’s nice walk in the small park, click HERE

Walk in a Small Park
Watch Divinity during her walk in the park
Divinity has a Very Good Day at the Park!

To read about Divinity at the John Anderson Memorial Park, click HERE

John Anderson Memorial Park

Watch Divinity at the John Anderson Memorial Park

 

Our Last Indoor-Camping Trip

To read about Divinity’s last indoor camping trip, click HERE

The Last Camping Trip

A Nice Walk by a Lake

To read about Divinity’s walk by the lake, click HERE

John Anderson Park

Watch Divinity enjoying a Nice Walk by a Lake

 

A drive in the Countryside

To read about Divinity going for a Drive in the Country, click HERE

Ride in the Country

Watch Divinity’s Drive in the Country

 

A nice walk on a warm day

To read about Divinity’s warm day walk, click HERE
A Summers Day Walk

Watch a movie of Divinity’s walk
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