Sunday, October 18, 2009


Hola Y'all!!!!

That's our Milana in the photo. Cute ain't she?

Things are pretty calm here now but the last couple of days were pretty crazy!!

Aunt Jane came up the Friday and we all got baths!!! And yesterday a young girl, who comes up now and then to volunteer, called and wanted to come up. She and Mom brushed us, cleaned all our teeth, cut our nails and trimmed our furry feet. And we introduced Cookie and Candy to the rest of the Lighthouse Crew!!
Now we all have lovely soft fur, we smell good, have minty fresh breath, and neat feets!!!

Then last night some lady called and said her dog had chewed it's spay incision open and she could not find a vet. She had used a new vet in town and she said when they spayed her they couldn't find her uterus or ovaries!! Now her belly was open and no vets were available!!
She brought the little terrier dog up to Mom. Mom looked at it and it was COMPLETELY open!! The incision was too low on the belly so Mom thinks maybe the new "vet" just is maybe a little TOO new!!
Mom called our vet, Dr. Carvejal, and asked if he would stitch it up.

He told Mom he didn't have any of his stuff at his house so Mom said she'd bring everything he needed.

Mom gathered up suture kits, instruments, antibiotics, anesthesia, gauze pads, and all the other stuff he needed and everybody, including Dad, went to Docs' house.

The lady told Mom that the little dog goes CRAZY even when she gets a vaccination so Mom was holding her pretty securely when Doc gave her the "go to sleep" shot.

That little dog went NUTSO KOOKOO!!!!!! It bit Mom in four places before the shot was done and she could let the dog go!!!!!!!!!

While the owner was wiping blood off Mom Mom explained to her that the dog has very tough skin and that is why shots hurt her so bad.

Anyway, Doc got her (the dog) all sewed up and everybody went back home.

Mom called the lady this morning and she says the little dog is ok. OH!! And Mom's ok too. She says she has been bit a LOT worse.

Anyway, that is what's been happening here.

Well, I gotta make my rounds and see if everybody is behavin'. I'll write again when me and Mom get a chance.

From BudBud the overworked Perro Primero

Monday, October 12, 2009

Little Orphan Lucky

Thought you guys might like to see a photo we took today of little Lucky. The orphan pup we have here. Her mom and 7 siblings died while the mama was trying to give birth. Little Lucky is the only survivor. She's growing like a weed and seems to be doing well health wise.
We had a dumped mama dog here who graciously adopted Little Lucky as her own and is raising her on Mama milk!!!
She's a cutie isn't she?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Chasin' the Dobie!!!

Hola Y'all!!!

First things first!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ALL for voting for us at the animalrescuesite. We're still in first place thanks to all of you who are voting every day!!! YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just GOTTA tell you about what happened to my two legged, human brother, Bud, the other day!!! Ya have to just picture this happening.

Bud is living in San Ramon, out in the country. Somebody was looking for a home for their dobie and Bud has been wanting a dog!
Anyway, now he has a GORGEOUS female dobie named Poas. (She's named after a volcano here in Costa Rica)

Well the other day Poas decided to make a run up the road. She takes off and Bud has to go chase her. She thinks it's GREAT fun but Bud don't enjoy it nearly as much as Poas does!!

Poas is pretty fast but Bud is pretty fast too so he usually catches her before she can get too far. But this time she got a head start!!!!!!!

She runs, as fast as she can, up the road and straight to a neighbors house with Bud hot on her heels!!

Now everyone here in Costa Rica keeps their doors and windows open most of the time. It's just that kind of climate!! The weather is usually perfect so........

Anyway, Bud's maybe two seconds behind Poas and she goes runnin' IN THE FRONT DOOR OF THE NEIGHBORS HOUSE!!!...through the living room...through the kitchen...and out the back door into the back yard!!!!

Bud goes runnin' in right behind her and chases her through the house and out the back door.

As he runs through the front door he realizes he is "invading" someone's home and quickly yells, "My dog!" He gets a quick glimpse of the entire family standing on their couch with bulging eyeballs!!!!

When he reaches the back yard Poas has a chicken pinned to the ground with her foot. He yells "POAS NO!!!!" and she releases it!! Chicken jumps up and takes off unharmed.
He grabs Poas' collar and heads back through the house.....where the family is STILL standing on the couch!!!!

He stops to apologize for the rude intrusion and the family all start jabbering away in spanish asking if the dog will bite them.

Bud told them "No" and stayed long enough to allow each of them to pet her and see what a good dog she is. He introduces himself to the family and tells them he is their new neighbor.

Mom says she is sure the family was thinking, "Gringo loco." WMFWB!!!!!!

Keep voting until Dec. 20th ok? We sure would appreciate it!! Just go to
For shelter name type in Lighthouse and for country click on Costa Rica. Then, when our shelter name comes up click on VOTE!!