Friday, August 9, 2013


Long time no wooo, Furiends!
I got some other stuff to woo about, but first I gotta tell you about my near death experience!  This is not like that time I got my collar caught on a tree in the quarry or my head stuck in some ropes and Mom had to save me.  Or that time I thought I was dying cuz I got three porcupine quills in my nose!  This time I really, really almost died! 
On July 29th, my sisfur, Pingo, went to the Bridge.  She was super old and it wasn't a big suprise, but we were all still very sad.  I never knew life here without Pingo.  She was here long before me!So Mom wasn't too concerned when I was a bit blah after Pingo died.  We all get a little blah when we lose a friend, right? 
Mom had to leave two days after Pingo died.  She was going to a big family reunion in Saskatchewan. I have no idea where that is, but I think it's far away from the Yukon!  So our Uncle Todd moved in and was taking care of us.  He's good at that!  He stays here when the humans go on vacations and stuff!  The very first night he was here, he texted my Mom and said I wasn't feeling well and he was a bit worried.  Mom decided better safe than sorry so she emailed our Dr. Candace and made arrangements for me to go to the clinic in the morning. 
Good thing she did that and that Uncle Todd was paying attention to me!  The next morning, I couldn't hardly stand up by myself. My legs kept giving out. I was all wobbly and weak.  I couldn't walk to the van by myself. Uncle Todd had to carry me!  Dr. Candace didn't wait one minute to start helping me!  She put me on fluids and stole my blood and gave me some medicine.  I was one sick puppy.  Dr. Candace said another hour and I would have been a dead puppy!!!
Turns out that I have Addison's disease!  I was in an Addison's crisis!  My kidneys weren't working and my heart was failing.  I was really just about dead!  I had to spend five days at the clinic. I got a bunch of fluids pumped into me, a whole whack of medicine and lots of loving from the staff.  Even sick, I'm pretty loveable! 
I'm doing much, much better now.  I'm back to my bouncy, happy self. Mom says she can tell now that I haven't been feeling well for quite awhile, but I never acted really sick and most days I seemed just fine.   Mom even had me checked me out a couple months ago cuz I was losing some weight, but no one was too worried since I still looked ok.   Us critters never like to tell the humans that we are feeling puny! 
I will have to take medicine for the rest of my life.  Right now I take six tablets a day!  I'm a good girl though and wolf them right down. Pill Pockets are yummy!  I will also have to see Dr. Candace more often.  I need to get my blood checked regularly to make sure everything is under control.  Mom has to learn to manage my Addison's.  It can't be cured, but it can be controlled! 
But Dr. Candace says I can still have a long, happy, active life!  I'm not allowed to go running with Mom yet, but in a couple weeks I will be able to resume my activities!  I'm not supposed to get too stressed.  My body can't make the stuff that helps you deal with stress. I guess that means Mom will have to stay home forever!  Yup, that sounds good to me ! Or take me with her everywhere she goes! :)
Me and Mom are forever grateful to Uncle Todd for getting me to the vet before it was too late to save me!  And to Dr. Candace for knowing just what to do to save my life. Mom just can't imagine losing me yet. I'm not even 7!  I got a lot of adventuring to do yet! 
Tehya, the recovering babydog!

Sunday, December 23, 2012


From Everyone in my family to All of you,
we send wishes for a very happy holiday season and much happiness in the new year!

My brofurr,Deuce

Woo, Furiends
We lost another member of our pack this month.
My brother, Deuce, went to the Bridge on December 4. We were all very shocked. Deuce hadn't been acting sick at all until the day Mom took him to the vet. Our usual doctor couldn't see Deuce so he went to a different clinic, where we used to go all the time. Dr. Michelle Brown did everything she could for Deuce, but he was very, very, very sick. He had been hiding cancer bugs in his tummy! Mom & Dad had to let Deuce go.
Deuce had been here since May 2005. Dad brought him home from the shelter. Deuce was a wild dog with a whole bunch of energy. He did not like the shelter! Deuce did like it here and he LOVED Raven!! They were the very best of friends! Raven was very sad without her buddy. Mom moved her into the shop pen & she is getting happier now!
Mom says Deuce wasn't an easy a dog, but he was easy to love! We will miss him!
I bet Deuce is causing a ruckus in heaven! He loved to cause a big ruckus!
 Tehya and the shrinking pack!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tehya Time

Wooooo Furiends
Here's the happy post I was talking about last time!
Since I am the Babydog around here, all the other dogs are way older than me and sometimes they don't really appreciate my youthful enthusiasm!  Mom has started Tehya Time to get me out of everyone else's fur!
At least once a week, we have Tehya Time.  We go somewhere, just the two of us!  One time we went to town and went on a paved trail.  Who knew such a thing even existed!? 
There were lots of stuff to see and smell.  So many people out with their dogs! I got to help socialize a puppy!  That was fun!  Town was kinda cool!
Last week we drove a little way from our house and went on this trail.
 We had to cross a bridge!  Bridges are weird and I always have to check them out! 
 But once we got over the weird bridge, I got to go ripping around off-leash!  There were no other people around and no dogs!  We hiked a really long time.  But then Mom started seeing a whole bunch of really big paw prints, like bigger than my malamute brofurr, Heyoka's paws!  Yup, there is a wolf pack back there somewhere!  Mom decided we should leave before I playbowed at a wolf!
Mom has taken up running too.  Mostly she has to use her treadmill now cuz it's dark after her work is done now!  It's dark alot here in the winter!  But on the weekends she goes running outside and most of the time I get to go.  Usually I have to stay on my leash and trot beside Mom...Lordy humans run slow!  Today we went for a 5km run and on our way home, we went passed Daisy's house!  She decided to join us and came to my house! 
Tehya Time is lots of fun! 
Tehya the spoiled babydog!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sad news

WOOOO everyone
I gotta get some sad news outta the way before I do a happy post.  My family lost our two founding members last month.

This is Glacier.  He was my momma's very first pet that she got all on her own as a grown-up.  He had been with mom since he was a tiny 6 week old kitten.  Mom thought he would be around for a few more years.  Glacier was 14, but that ain't all that old for a cat who's been spoiled and in the house his whole life!
Glacier didn't act sick until just 2 days before he died.  Mom took him to see Dr. Candace cuz he just seemed blah; he wasn't purring and snuggling like Glacier always did.  It turned out that Glacier had those dang cancer bugs in his tummy.  Dr. Candace did her very best, as she always does, but Glacier was just getting sicker and sicker. So Mom had no choice but to let him go across the Bridge.   Glacier died with Mom holding him on October 11, 2012.
This is Muskwa! Muskwa was with our Dad since he was a wee puppy.  He'd been with Dad longer than Mom!  In June of this year, Muskwa got really sick all of the sudden.  His liver was not working right and he was feeling crummy.  He got some medicine, extra foodies, and saw Dr. Candace alot!
Muskwa was always a very stubborn dog, so when he was told he was only going to live a few weeks, he decided not to listen!  He lived another four months!  Mostly he did good too with just a few bad days in between mostly good days.
But eventually even the most stubborn dog has to give in!  Muskwa's old body just couldn't keep up any more!  He turned 15 years old on October 20!  On October 24, my humans helped Muskwa to be free from his failing body. 
Glacier and Muskwa started our furry family.  We all miss them very much, but we are also very glad of them.  Who knows what would have happened to the rest of us if there had never been Glacier & Muskwa?!!
Godspeed my brofurrs. 
soft wooooos

Wednesday, June 13, 2012



Me and Mom went biking today.  Our weather has been just terrible.  There hasn't been any nice summery bike riding weather!  Tonight, we decided to quit waiting and go biking anyway!
This is me on the springer gizmo.  I was being lazy here and making Mom do all the work going up a hill!  Harooooooooooo!!!
After all, a tired human is a good human!
Tehya, the not tired Babydog!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bootsie Roo is all Better

Wooooooooooooooo Furiends

I forgot to update y'all on my brofurr, Boots!  It took a really long time and lots of help from our vet and lots of work by Mom.  She didn't sleep much for a couple weeks.  Boots kept hacking his feeding tube out, but he wouldn't eat on his own.  He had to have surgery a couple times and finally Mom just started shooting food into his mouth from a syringe.  But I am happy to report that it all worked out in the end!
Boots is all better now!  He is eating his foodies all by himself.  His head bones is healed up and he doesn't need to go to the vet anymore!  He is back to being happy and purring and killing mousies! 

We are all so very glad that Bootsie is ok!

Tehya, cat lovin' babydog!