Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday at Lighthouse

Thank you all for all the votes!! We can still win this!! We just gotta KEEP ON VOTING and getting all our friends to vote too!!!! Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

Splash, the GREAT BIG DOG who is SOOOO sick with ehrlichia, is doing a LITTLE better. He is still extremely weak though and he's not out of the woods yet. His folks are terribly worried. He can't get up and walk around on his own so he is peeing on himself a lot and getting a rash. Mom is taking them some lambswool pads today. Mom has learned that when sick furkid is having that problem, the lambswool will let the pee pass through to towels or pads beneath and the dog doesn't actually "lay" in pee.

We're sending some pics of Splash before he got sick and one of him on his I.V. You can see what a BIG guy he is!!
Please keep saying prayers for him and sending healing energy.

All is well here at Lighthouse. I made my "personal appearance" at the party yesterday at Casa Dellio. There was LOTS of food and lots of fun people!!! We had a REAL good time!!! We're attaching apic of that too!! That's our beautiful hostess sitting there at the table to the right!!

Please don't forget to vote today and EVERY day til Dec. 18th!!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lighthouse 11-26-11

You folks are the BEST!!! PLEASE keep voting!! We can still win this!!!
Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

SPLASH IS BETTER!!!!!! He's up this morning and moving around some. He has no fever and is no longer dehydrated!!! The prayers and healing energy are working folks!!! Please keep praying!! He's MUCH better but not out of the woods yet. He's on an I.V. drip so his mom and dad stayed up with him all last night so he couldn't move around too much and mess up the I.V.
Bro took Poas, (his dobie) to the vet Thanksgiving day to give blood for Splash. They took a LOT of her blood cause Splash is a BIG BIG dog!!!
The vet had to anesthetize Poas to get her blood cause she wouldn't be still for them. When she got home her little lab brother, Henry, was real upset and worried over her all that night. He stayed right with her.
She's fine now though and now SPLASH IS BETTER!!!!

Perla went home yesterday. I'll bet she sure is lonesome!!! She sure loves to play and she's an only dog right now.

I fell out of bed this morning!! It scared Mom REAL bad!! She's even thinking about cutting the legs off her bed so it will be lower. I'm ok but it hurt my leg when I fell. Mom's lovin' on me a lot and makin' a fuss over me.

Sitka LOVES the sunsets!! She sits out on the corner and watches them. She's such a sweetie when she wants to be. But other times she acts kinda ugly. So none of us are allowed to be out when she's out. Her little partner, Sammy, gets to be out with her but the rest of us have to stay inside.

Don't forget to check out our calendars and book at the links below!! They'll make neat Christmas presents and you're gonna need a new calendar anyway cause it's almost 2012!!!

Thanks again for all the votes!!! Please vote again today!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Friday!!!

Thank you ALL for all the votes!!! Please keep voting!! For the past week we've dropped quite a few percentage points. We really need to start moving back up if possible. Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

GUESS WHAT!!! A few months back a couple of girls from Canada were vacationing here in Costa Rica and they found an abandoned lab puppy. They brought her here and we kept her while the girls vacationed. THEN they decided to take her back to Canada with them!! We helped them get it all organized and they left here as one big happy family!!
Well they emailed Mom last night and said their doggy day care center, The Beloved Dog, (we THINK it's in Vancouver) is having a Christmas party and they're gonna have a silent auction!! And the proceeds from the auction are gonna be donated to LIGHTHOUSE!!!! WOW!!!! What a nice thing to do!!! THANKS TARLA AND JILL and thanks to THE BELOVED DOG Day care center too!!!!

We had a real quiet Thanksgiving day. Mom baked a turkey breast and some dressing and she and Dad just did turkey sandwiches. They couldn't find any cranberry sauce though. All the stores were sold out.
The first year we lived here the stores didn't even SELL cranberry sauce!! Us perros all got our bite of turkey so we were all happy about that.

Perla, Laikas' daughter, is going home today!! Her dad and her NEW MOM are coming for her!! They just got married and have been on their honeymoon. Perla sure is gonna be lonesome when she goes home. She's had a ball here playing with all the other furkids!! Maybe they need to adopt a playmate for her!!! (hint hint)

Me and Mom are both feeling much better!! Thank you for saying prayers and sending healing energy!! IT WORKED!!! WAGWAGWAGWAG!!!!

Be sure to vote today and forward this reminder to all your buddies so they can vote too please!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!


We are THANKFUL, today, for all of you who have been voting so faithfully!!
Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

Mom's gotta get busy cookin' our Thanksgiving dinner so I'm gonna keep this short. Besides, I'm sure you folks are probably really busy today too!!

Everybody here is doing good and we hope you all are too!! Enjoy your family and friends today and remember all the things you have to be thankful for.

All us furkids here at Lighthouse are thankful for Mom and Dad and for good people like you who help animals. Whether you help a thousand or just one, you are SPECIAL!!!!


Now GO EAT SOME THANKSGIVING DINNER!!!!!....and be sure to give some turkey to the furkids!!!
Hope you like our card!!!

Grateful tailwags,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday 11-23-11

We're gettin' ready for Thanksgiving here. Mom and Dad and us fuzzbutts are celebratin' here at the house. Dad's gone to buy a turkey breast and stuff. Us perros and gatos are gonna get TURKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAGWAGWAGWAGWAG!!!!

I got sick last night so Mom was up with me most all night. She looks after me real good when I feel bad. We don't know what made me sick. I just started hacking and gagging and then threw up some. Then Mom let me lay on the cool floor for a little while and I got to feeling a little better. But then I had something Mom calls "reflux" and I didn't actually throw up but all of a sudden liquid would just POP OUT of my mouth!! It happened a few times and Mom ran downstairs and got some medicine she used to give Crystal for reflux. It must have worked cause I got to feeling better finally and me and Mom got back on our pillow and got a little sleep. It was probably 4:00 by then so we did get about 4 hours sleep.

You folks say some prayers ans send some healing thoughts for me please.

Everybody else is doing fine!! Mom feels better too!!

HEY!!! It's almost Christmas and almost a new year!!! You're gonna need gifts for your friends and family and of course you'll need new calendars!!!
Don't forget we've got 2012 calendars and a funny book somebody might like for a Christmas present!!!

You can review them and order them at

and Uncle Brad made one for us at

We get a little bit from each one that sells!! Mom uses all the money to help us furkids!!

If you folks in Costa Rica want one Mom has a few here for sale. Aunt Kay has some at her place too!! Shipping from the states to Costa Rica is WAY high!!

Thanks again for all the votes and have a GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!!!!


Tuesday 11-23-11

Thanks for all the votes Y'all!! We still have a chance to win this!! It CAN HAPPEN!! Please keep voting!! Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

All us furkids are doin' good!! We're having a BALL with this many fuzzbutts around!! It's like a BIG FUR PARTY!!!

Mom's feelin' a little better today. She slept late again so maybe the sleep will help make her better.
Of course I always sleep in with her. I have to look after her y'know. That's my job!!
She's been trying to sew up all the holes in our beds but Dama just keeps makin' new holes!! What a little devil she is!!!!

Be sure to keep voting please and getting your friends to vote too!!!


Monday 11-21-11

You folks are the best friends anyone could have!! Thanks for keeping on voting! We can still win this!!! wagwagwag!!!! Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

Paco and Bingo are now OFFICIALLY brothers!!! We got a photo yesterday the shows them celebrating with a hug!!! WE ARE SOOOOOO happy!!! Looks like they are too!!!!

Mom doesn't feel good today. She got to feeling really bad last night and we were all in bed by about 8:30!!! That just isn't like Mom at ALL!!
Then she woke up at about 2:00, really sick, and took a dose of Nyquil.
She thinks it might just be a cold. She slept til 9:30!!!!!!!
Dad was REAL good and did all the feeding and everything!!! He's the BEST!!!!!
Y'all say some prayers for her to feel better fast, ok?

Yesterday we did a short video. Hope you enjoy it!!!

We had a little emergency last night. A friend called and said a puppy she is baby sitting for, at his own home, had bitten into a tube of caulk. They cleaned him off and watched him closely and he seemed to be ok. Then they let him out to go potty and he came back in pawing at his face. It scared them really bad. She could not get in touch with a vet, (Sunday night y'know) so Mom told them to bring him here. They rushed right over and Mom took a look at him. He seemed fine except he still had a little caulk stuck to his upper lip.
Mom had already researched caulk before they arrived and the only thing she found to really be concerned about is if the caulk had ethelyn glycol in it. It didn't so they just pulled the rest of the caulk off.
Mom thinks maybe he got a bug bite on his eye while he was out and that is why he was pawing at it. But being scared already you automatically just assume the worst!!
While they were here one of the vets called back. The lady told her she had rushed the puppy to Mom and the vet said, "Good!."
Anyway, the pup was fine, not weak, not staggery, not in any pain, not vomiting, breathing fine, gums looked good and he was playing and wanting to be loved so the vet said to just watch him and bring him in today for a look see.

Remember folks, when ya got puppies in the house ya gotta "puppy proof" your house!! Those little scamps will chew into ANYTHING!!!

Please don't forget to vote today!!! We need all the votes we can get!!!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday 11-20-11 at our place

Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the
country.That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

MAN!!!!!!!!! There's LOTS of us here right now!!! It's a good thing I'm such a good supervisor huh?
Me and Mom did a video yesterday of most of us canine type furkids. Two more came in after we did this though so we did a photo at breakfast this morning.
Mom says walking around in our house is like wading through a lumpy, fur river. You can see the video here!!

All 10 of us permanent Lighthouse perros have to get some of our blood sucked out so they can test us all for ehrlichia!!! Mom says it's better to catch it early!! Costa Rica is having a real problem with ticks this year and Mom found one on ME!!!!! We also found 'em on Bunny and Delilah!!! We just DON'T allow ticks here!!! So Dad is gonna spray the yard tomorrow to get rid of them. That means we have to stay in all day til it all dries real good. Then he'll spray inside the house Monday and we all have to stay outside!!!

One of our guest dogs is eating our beds!!!! Dahma, a terrier thinks she is supposed to pull all the stuffing out of the beds!! What a goofy girl she is!!

Mom keeps stuffing it back in the holes Dahma chewed.

GUESS WHAT!!!! Novi is using the litterbox!!!! ON HER OWN!!!!! WAGWAGWAGWAG!!!! Nadine texted us early yesterday morning and told us about it!!!

You GO Novi!!!
Our little Novi is growing up thanks to Nadine!!!

Y'all have a GREAT day and have as much fun as us Lighthouse kids!! You deserve it!!!


Friday, November 18, 2011


We're still hoping to win this challenge!!! You folks can make the difference!! PLEASE KEEP VOTING!!!
Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

We had a GREAT time yesterday!!! Some of us got baths (fortunately I kept a low profile and escaped all that sudsy stuff) and ALL of us got loved on a LOT!!!!!!! Our volunteers were fantastic and we think they all enjoyed it too!!! They are all GREAT!!! And they're CUTE TOO!!! I've even got a crush on a few of them!!! And of course they think I'm just TOTALLY special!!

We've got four more volunteers coming today!!! I'm just betting you I'll get caught up in all that bath stuff and end up in the sink!! That's ok though cause I like being clean!!!

Dudley is learning not to jump off the couch. It must hurt the poor little guy pretty bad cause now he will stay on the couch and cry for Mom to come get him down!! MAN!!!!!!! Two broken front legs must be a REAL bad thing!!!

We didn't hear from Nadine yesterday but we know she is taking GOOD care of little Novi!! Nadine is the BEST!!!!!

AND GOOD GOOD NEWS!!!!!!! Bingo is now a PERMANENT brother to Paco!!!!!!!!! Rudy and Fuz ADOPTED HIM!!!!!!!
They fell in love with him and don't want him to have to do all the traveling and adjusting to get back to us here in Costa Rica!!
OK....almost time for the volunteers to get here!!! Please don't forget to vote again today!!!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011


HOLA Y'all!!!!!

We're still hoping to win this challenge!!! Thank you ALL for all the votes!!!!!!! Please keep on voting and get your friends to vote!!
Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

We had four GREAT volunteers yesterday!!!! Delilah, Mieko, Juliette, Laika, Perla, and Lluvia all got baths!!!! They are all teenagers from the states and are down here doing volunteer work!!!
Tomorrow we have 4 more coming.....IF the girls that were here today can't talk them into switching with them. The ones who were here yesterday REALLY want to come back today!!
I'm sure it's because I was such a charmer!!! WAGWAGWAG!!!!

One of them wanted to adopt ALL of us!! WMFWB!!! (waggin' my fuzzy white butt.)

Novi went to the vet today and got worm medicine!! The vet said Nadine can start adding a little soft cat food to her formula cause she's getting TEETH!!!!!
YOU GO NOVI!!!!!!!!!

Dudley (originally Johnny) is back to be baby sitted along with his sister and brother Dahma and Duke!! His casts are off and he is doing really good. It still hurts him when he jumps down off anything. And there is NO way to keep him off things. HE'S A TERRIER after all!!! Mom and Dad are trying to keep him on the floor but there's NO WAY!!!!
He came here as a REALLY tiny puppy with his sister Rosemary. They both got adopted by PERFECT families!!

The valley was full of clouds a couple days ago and it looked like a BIG, SOFT pillow!!! Mom had to take pics of course.'s almost time for the new volunteers to get here!! PLEASE don't forget to vote!! We can still win this!!!!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

We Made a BOOK and CALENDARS!!!

Don't forget to go to and look at our calendars and books!! Us furkids are the stars in all of them!!

There are two 2012 calendars available and a book that would make a perfect Christmas gift for ANY animal lover!!!

You single ladies will LOVE "Real Men Love Animals" and the kids would love the "Furkids Are Funny" calendar and book!!

You can check them all out at this link!!

Proud tailwags!!!

Tuesday at Lighthouse

We're still hoping for a win!! Thank you ALL for the votes!! Please keep voting!! Just go to and click on the "shelter challenge" tab. Then click on Costa Rica for the country. That should bring up Lighthouse. Just click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote.

Aunt Crystal and Uncle Matthew left today!! WE MISS THEM ALREADY!!!! We really enjoyed having them here and they had a GOOD TIME!! Us furkids made sure of that!!
Lluvia slept with them every night and we all snuggled them every chance we got!!! We're pretty good hosts and hostesses!!!

Novi is doing GREAT!!! Nadine tells us she loves to lay on her back and get her belly tickled. Nadine is SUCH a good foster mom!!!!
We wish we could find a million ore like her!!!

Moms bed is getting smaller and smaller. Us furkids like to stretch out when we sleep so Mom just has to kind of worm her way in.

We've got volunteers coming tomorrow!! WHOOO HOOOO!!! Maybe we can all get some baths now!! Mom and Dad cut all our toenails last week and Mom trimmed our feet. If we get too much fur on the bottom of our feet we slip and slide on the tile!! So Mom has to keep that cut!!!

Please keep voting!! We can still win!! We've got til midnight on Dec. 18th to vote so VOTE EVERY DAY PLEASE!! wagwagwag!!!!

OK...time to serenade Mom and she can't type while we're doin' it!!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday 11-12-11

Uncle Matthew and Aunt Crystal are off again to see some more of Costa Rica!! They're headed for the beaches this time!! They brought back lots of great pics from seeing the volcano and swimming in water falls!!! We're SOOOOO glad they came to Costa Rica!!! We're really enjoying them!!!!

Aunt Nadine says little Novi is doin' GREAT!! She's eating, pooping and learnin' to love. Mom says that's what it's all about. Makin' life better for something or someone weaker than ourselves.

Our Delilah got a little chilly last night. She actually slept in our big bed with us!! Mom moved over and made some room for her and she just snuggled right in amongst the 8 of us. She's always been the independent type and would only get on the bed for lovin' but then jump back down to sleep in the chair. She seems really happy with her haircut though and is bouncing around like a puppy in the daytime!!

We're still playn' musical dogs with Sitka. She seems happy with her inside porch space and she gets to run in the yard with Sammy most of the day. Turley is coming back tomorrow for a couple of days so Sitka will have TWO playmates!!

The sun is shinin' and we're only getting rain in the afternoon now!! It's GREAT!!! Mom makes Delilah stay out of the sun though cause she's afraid she'll get a sunburn.

Sunshiny tailwags!!

Friday 11/11/11 at Lighthouse

Aunt Crystal and Uncle Matthew will be back today!! WAGWAGWAGWAG!!! They've been out seeing some of Costa Rica!!! We sure hope they like it!!! When they got here the other day Aunt Crystal had almost a WHOLE SUITCASE full of furkid stuff for us!! Treats, toys, kerchiefs, and all kinds of neat stuff!!!!

Perla, Laikas daughter, is staying with us again. Her dad went to the states to get married!!! He's bringing his bride back here in a couple of weeks. She LOVES Perla!!! So now Perla is gonna have a dad AND a mom!!!

We don't have any water this morning. That happens sometimes. The water lines here sometimes break and they have to shut it off to fix it. The lines are usually just plastic and they lay on top of the ground in most places. Now and then they get broke.

Mom just can't believe it's almost Christmas!!! She says this year has gone by really fast. Us perros hadn't noticed that but if Mom says it it must be true.
If you're looking for the perfect Christmas presents for an animal over be sure to check out our stuff at We've got two calendars and a book on there and of course us furkids are the stars!!!

And there's another calendar at Our friend Brad did that one for us!! Mom uses all the money to take care of Lighthouse kids. We might even get extra TREATS!!!!!

You folks have a GREAT Friday!! Wag more than you bark and don't bite anybody unless they really need it!!


Thursday happenings

Well we got LOTS of guesses about who the shaved furkid is!! Four people guessed right!!!!! So we're attaching an "after and before" pic so you guys can see!!!
Mom says she would NEVER have thought a poms ears were that big!!! 'Course we don't tell Delilah that. We just keep telling her it makes her eyes look bigger!!
But we're all wonderin' if OUR ears are that big too!!!
Mom says next time she's gonna get Alejandro to leave it a little longer and to not trim her face. WMFWB!!!

Little Novi, the orphaned kitten is doin' GOOD!!! Nadine says she is eating real good and is pooping good too. Nadine told us yesterday that, after she fed Novi with the bottle, she held her up close to her face. Novi looked her right in the eye and purred!!! Nadines' heart melted and she said, "My other kitty just might be getting a new sister." When she said that Novi reached out one tiny paw and touched Nadines face.

are the great moments, Y'all. That's when you realize what rescue is all about. That first, trusting touch.
It makes it all worthwhile.
Careful Nadine, it's addictive!!

Aunt Crystal and Uncle Matthew are out cruisin' around Costa Rica!! We think they are at Volcano Arenal right now!! Yesterday was Aunt Crystals birthday and she posted that Uncle Matthew got a group of Ticos to sing happy birthday to her!!! In Costa Rica they sing "CumpleaƱos feliz" instead of "Happy birthday."

You guys have a great Thursday and don't forget to vote!!!


Friday, November 4, 2011

WOW!! It's Been A While!!

Hola Y'all!!!

MAN!!! Things have been so crazy around here we haven't had a chance to update my blog in FOREVER!!!! Now we've got a little breather so I'm gonna get Mom to type this up for me while we can!!

We've had lots of furkids in residence this past few weeks. Some were rescues and some are just being baby sat.

We had some sad things happen this past week. Our Dondi, a beautiful eskie we rescued many years ago, went to the bridge. Dondi was rescued from a puppy mill in Camdenton Missouri. He was the most scared eskie Mom had ever rescued. It took him weeks to come out of his crate on his own. He fell in love with Mom but he never could get over his fear of Dad. Dad must have looked or sounded like the people who abused him in the puppy mill. So Mom found the worlds best mom for him and he's been happy ever since!! But he got really old and he couldn't walk anymore.

We've rescued a few in the past few weeks and then there was a kitten we couldn't save. She was hit by a car. Mom took her to the vet but she was broken too badly. We were all pretty sad about that. Mom named her Liela and told her she loved her. Then she and Dr. Sharon helped her go to the bridge.

We're baby sitting for a beautiful Husky girl who doesn't really get along with us so Mom and Dad are having to play "musical dogs." When we go out, Sitka, the husky, has to go in her room. Then we come back in and Sitka gets to be out. But today!!!! Bro brought Henry to visit!! Henry is a lab/retriever mix and he's BIG!!
We let Sitka out with him and they PLAYED!!!!!!
Henry really likes it here 'cause he gets to run loose in our big ol' yard!!
Mom told Bro it's time to get Henry "fixed" so they're gonna make an appointment for him.
Mom did a video and pics of all of us!!

Turley, a crazy little street dog came to stay with us for awhile and she REALLY livened things up around here!! We called her "WILD CHILD!!"

We're in another shelter challenge and hoping to win it but we're pretty far behind the Bahamas shelter which is in 1st place. All our buddies are voting though so we're hoping to gain some ground.
We won the last shelter challenge!! YAAAYYY!! Thanks to all who voted!!!

The Bahamas shelter has students in the U.S. colleges voting in their computer labs so they are getting LOTS of votes. If you guys know of any colleges who could do the same thing for us that would be GREAT!!!

It's rainy season here so none of us have had baths for a while. We'd never get dry!!! Mom says as soon as we have a few sunny days we're all gonna get baths!!!
Most of us love our baths so we're all looking forward to it!!

That's the update for now!! We'll try to do better and post more often!!

You can see our video at