Monday, May 30, 2011

A note from Dori

I just wanted to let everyone know that while my mom made it through surgery just fine, she is now having some unrelated health problems. Silvieon4 is busy taking care of her, but we all hope she'll be able to get back to blogging soon.

I know that both Silvies consider many of you friends, and my mom asked me to keep you informed. If you want more information, please post a comment to this post with your email address and I'll get back to you personally. (I won't approve the comment, so you don't have to worry about your email address being published.)

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Momma and daddy are coming homeeeeeeeeeeee!

Daddy called and said that they are at the airport. They are coming home and he said momma is flying higher than a kite. Mh. Does she have streamers on her feet? Who is holding her string?
How is she doing it? I can't wait to see this. I hope she is all colored and sparkly, I love that kind of kite. Think she will let me hold the string?

I now have to go cut deals with "himself" and "herself". I need to be first in line.
I am not playing any of that seniority placement game. I am the baby and I have NEEDS. I need momma.

'vie who is beyond excited to have a momma who can fly!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Wendy: "I don't think we should wake him up. He looks tired and then he will be grumpy and I hate grumpy two leggeds"

JD: "You think he will be less grumpy if he has to clean up after us?  I need to go out!"

'Vie...."You guys are so weird. Just go lick his face, wake him up, that's why he got thumbs and we are Bichons. It is HIS JOB to let us out. Just DO IT!!!!"


Saturday, May 21, 2011

If you ever GET home

Momma YOU are going to make this absence up to me. Oh yes you are. Do I look happy? No kidding. I am NOT.

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Pardon moi

Can a girl get some privacy while enjoying her liver lips???? Hmmm, Please, go find something to do.  I will come to you when I am good and ready, ok?

Ps... sometimes two leggeds are wayyy ... too... needy

Friday, May 20, 2011

console me

Can you sing Nora Misnora to me?
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Come on, let me in...

Helllllllooooo, let me in please.... It's hot out here...

What dirt? That's not dirt! I ... ehmm  rolled in some stuff out here.  It smelled great, you should try it.  What do you mean  I am not coming in like this????

Hey, I live here. let me in! Brush? Now?  Outside?? How uncivilized. Grooming in the back yard.
Do you brush your teeth out on the patio?  I am soooo embarrassed...

Two leggeds...

Thursday, May 19, 2011




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Blackman Industries, Inc. Recalls Primetime Brand 2 CT., and 5 CT. Premium Pig Ears and KC Beefhide Brand 20 CT. Premium Pig Ears Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Stewart Farbman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 17, 2011 - Blackman Industries, Inc. of Kansas City, KS is recalling all PrimeTime brand 2 ct. and 5 ct. Premium Pig Ears and all KC Beefhide brand 20 ct. Premium Pig Ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the recalled pig ears can potentially become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after giving them to their pet.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
These products were distributed in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota and sold through many of the following retail outlets:  Price Chopper Stores, Hy-Vee Stores, Hen House Markets, Bag N Save Stores, Dahl’s Food Stores, Baldwin City Market, SunFresh Food Stores, Apple Markets, Brookside Market, Franklin Food Stores,  No Frills Food Stores, Alps Food Stores, Big V Food Stores, Country Mart Food Stores, Thriftway Food Stores, County Fair Food Stores, Super Saver Food Stores and Russ’s Food Stores and Feldman’s Farm and Home Stores.
The product was distributed between Jan. 4, 2011 and April 29, 2011. PrimeTime products are in translucent plastic packages with yellow printed headers and are marked with the following UPC codes 7-48976-18316-6 on a 2 ct. package with a $3.49 retail price, 7-48976-09040-2, on a 5 ct. package with a $5.99 retail price and 7-48976-19040-9 on a 5 ct. package with a $6.99 retail price. The KC Beefhide product is packaged in a red mesh nylon bag with a green and white header that says KC Beefhide and has the following UPC code 7-48976-09065-5.
Consumers can tell the difference between the recalled product and the new product by the placement of a production code on the new product located on the back of the product (i.e.2011FBC). A similar code beginning with 2011 and the production run is also printed on the bags under the Made In USA label.
One illness of a dog in Missouri has been reported to date.
The recall is a result of a reported illness of a dog in Missouri who consumed pig ears from the same production lot but from product sold by a different distributor. The distributor has been working with the FDA to identify any products that might contain the bacteria. The company and the FDA is continuing the investigation to determine what caused the problem.
Consumers that have purchased any of the PrimeTime or KC Beefhide pig ear products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-913-342-5010 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


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Keep Rubbing....

That's right, I am inconsolable. I am ... so neglected... I am suffering... SNIFF.

Keep that belly rubbing going

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Just a quick note

Dear Silvieon4, JD and the Wendy,
Just a quick note to let you know that I am ok, I am recovering, but I miss you very very much and wish you could be here with me. On the other hand, hopital food is yuccky and you would not enjoy it at all. You will be happy to know that part of getting better is going to be going for walks with you guys and I am looking forward to that.
Please be good for Adam, after all he tries very hard and he loved you enough to come home and take care of you.
Love and kisses to all, can't wait get home.


just Chillin...

Just chillin... in the back yard, in the sun, on the cool grass, watching the two leggeds pull weeds.

It's good to be a Bichon.
I am not pulling weeds.

The Wendy

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

No, I will NOT listen to you!

YOU are NOT the momma!

I want my momma
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Passive resistance


I can't see you [squint squint] and if I can't see you I can't hear you and if I can't hear you I don't have to do what you say.  We are NOT coming down for breakfast. Carry me down.   

What do you mean I am being a spoiled diva? I want momma. I am going to act out.

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Suffolk, VA

Product Safety Information Cumulative Veterinary Adverse Drug Experience (ADE) Reports

Product Safety Information Cumulative Veterinary Adverse Drug Experience (ADE) Reports

Cumulative Veterinary Adverse Drug Experience (ADE) Reports

FDA’s CVM has posted the Cumulative Adverse Drug Experiences (ADE) Summaries Report so that veterinarians and animal owners can have easily available access to information about signs that have been associated with drugs.

How to Use These Reports

The appropriate use of this website information is to search the active ingredient of a drug to see if particular signs associated with adverse reactions have been reported with the drug’s use.
These signs are listed in order of frequency from most frequently observed to least frequently observed.
Adverse experiences are listed by the active ingredient of each drug in the ADE Report. One active ingredient in the list may represent more than one brand name. Interested individuals can find a complete list of brand names associated with each active ingredient by using the online “Green Book” and clicking on List of Brand Names Associated with Active Ingredients.

ADE Summaries

1987 to April 30, 2011

Happy Birthday BENNY

So you are six now?



It looks like momma and daddy are gone somewhere. And we are left with Adam.

Mh. Now, while we love Adam, he is like a substitute teacher on his first assignment.  You know what that means right? Let's say that Ferris rules apply. No, we are NOT trying to be unkind. We are going to make this time INTERESTING. If I have to be without my momma, someone is going to have to entertain me. Wendy keeps saying that we could have been put in some sort of doggy motel. EW!  I like the Monaco. If I can't go there without my two leggeds, I am not going anywhere.  A girl has to maintain standards.

Adam, give me momma or deal with me ON MY TERMS.

Momma gives me 24/7 belly rubs.

Momma puts bacon on all my food.

Momma carries me everywhere.

Momma lets me taste everything.

Momma spends all her time telling me I am beautiful.

Momma buys me toys every single day.

Momma lets me chase the cat, the squirrel and the gardener.

Momma takes me on rides and buys me ice cream, BIG huge cones!

Momma makes me prosciutto sandwiches with taleggio on focaccia and serves them with a dip.

Momma lets me choose what I eat for dinner.

Momma gives me pillow corners to chew on.

Momma lets me de-tissue the bathrooms.

Momma likes it when I chew the corners off of book covers.

Momma likes it when inspect the trash.

Momma loves my "presents".

Momma takes us on walkies 5 times a day.

You don't believe me?  Go ahead, ask JD.  JD gets to demand ice and treats and walkies . Don't bother asking The Wendy anything, she is shy, that's it, shy.

So, Adam, what have you got?



Is Adam watching?  Good we have to make this look fierce.

Toe nipping...

More noises, more noises, he is beginning to look worried.  I love newbies.  They scare so easily!

time out to catch my breath... is he still watching?  K. BIIIIG SMILE...

OK , go!  Make it look good.

He should be calling someone just about now....



Ohh the teeth... Good  good good... He looks worried,  what's he saying?  BLAH BLAH...
but did he call momma or daddy yet?


Not yet.  He is talking to DOWI!!!  Oh, blow by blow description.... so let's make it special....



FIERCE!!!!! Growwwwwllll... [ hahahaha he is worried about me!  hahahaha  like
I could not ever hurt The Wendy!!!]

We are fine. See...
We had to stop. Adam was having a heart attack... Kisses ... come lay down Adam.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's ELEMENTARY my dear....

What's better than two adoptions? ... THREE!!!!

Doing a full round of happy dancing and tail windmills.  I did give you a clue!!! Elementary my dear....... WATSON!!!!

Today, Watson went to his new forever home. Love it! I know his family is in for so much loving.

Can't wait to see everyone, I need to meet all of your families! Kisses to all, and congrats. TBFR does it again!!


HAPPY dance time!!

Let's swap ya yas, as they say in Norleans....I know of two lucky little Bichons who thanks to auntie Robin's stubborn streak [and rightfully so] are going to their forever home TOGETHER!

This bonded energetic duo have been inseparable since their first day at White Dog Cottage. We are talking B-O-N-D-E-D: sleep together, play together, run together, comfort each other, always together. Many offered to adopt one, or the other.  But when you are bonded, that kind of separation would create two very unhappy 4leggeds.  That's not the goal of Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue.

And so, with patience and screening, and interviews and vet checks and such.. low and behold, the perfect family was found. I know. This is what you call "suspense" . I am building tension for dramatic purposes.  You are wondering who are the bonded pair that is going home?

First, auntie Lisa, stop crying. You will not be forgotten. You were a great foster mom. She will always love you. Enough suspense?

Ok, I will tell you . Yuki and Leila are going home!

Now, after seeing that video, do you understand why those two HAVE to be together?

To Layla and Yuki's new family. WELCOME to our TBFR family. You must be special otherwise, you would have never been chosen. I do hope you are ready to meet all the "aunties" and "uncles" and cousins Yuki and Layla have. We are a close group and love each other to death.

We are all here to help you transition, so if you need anything... just call.

To Yuki and Layla. Manners guys. Also you need to get to know your family and siblings [yup they will have two other Bichons!] And Layla, now you have your very own momma, so do allow yourself to fall completely in love.

Yuki, listen, learn and be yourself.

Congrats all around. Doing the happy dance with my new windmill tail move!

So, that's my ya yas, whatcha got?


THE newspaper map

newspaper map | all online newspapers in the world, translate with one click

Ok, this is the coolest thing for us news addicts. Wonderful map and instant translation service allows you to read any newspaper in the world and get your news un-percolated and unfiltered and un-homogenized. You do know, all news is LOCAL, well now you can be "local" anywhere!!!!

I love technology! who needs thumbs?


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wow Thank you Rocky!

Now this thingie has great potential! We can fit at least 4 Bichons in it. We can set it at Bark in the Park and charge a small chewie fee and make some $$ for the rescue. I wonder if it beeps and whooshes. I am sure we can retrofit it with any super noises we can think of.
See what Bichons can do when we get together?
And I love the blue color. Now I just have to work out the cost, delivery etc. Momma has one of those old fashion store free standing step ladders, I say she should trade that sucker in for one of these!
Such a human thing to be "height" sensitive. I am small and I have no issues with that! And I would never wear some of momma's silly shoes just to cheat a couple more inches!!! Silly silly silly.


FDA warning on Pet Shampoo

FDA Issues Caution to Pet Owners with the Use of an Unapproved Pet Shampoo Product

May 13, 2011
The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is alerting pet owners to use caution with the use of an unapproved animal drug product, Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo (0.1% phytosphingosine), distributed by Sogeval Laboratories, Inc. of Coppell, Texas after recently receiving a report of the death of a woman associated with the use of the product on her dog.
The March adverse event report describes a woman with severe, preexisting asthma who had a sudden, severe asthma attack and died while bathing a dog using the product, Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo. A few days later, another asthmatic family member bathed the dog using the same product and experienced a mild asthma attack but recovered.
FDA is advising consumers with asthma or other respiratory conditions to consider consulting with their physicians prior to use of this product.
FDA is currently investigating this serious issue and will provide additional information as appropriate.
To report an adverse event involving the use of animal drug product, please go to:

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  • Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine
  • 240-276-9300
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  • Communications Staff, HFV-12 7519 Standish Place Rockville, MD 20855
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The thingie!

Momma,it says negotiable!!!  I am going to get all my chewies and bone yard stuff and antlers and we are going to negotiate me one of those thingies!   I am so excited.... Up Up beep beep... whoooshhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Humming to myself I have to go gather my negotiable[s].


Friday, May 13, 2011

when you can't blog, you ..............................


SHOP!    Blogger was having some issues this morning, so... I did the next best thing.  I shopped. Actually I found myself completely fascinated by the up and down thingie the guy in the store was riding on.  Big yellow bucket looking thingie.  The two legged went into in and voila` it went up up up!   I tell you, I could use one of those thingies. There is stuff in the pantry that would actually be accessible, if only I had the thingie!  

Think I can ask for a thingie of my own for my birthday?  It would be sooooo coool.  And I even liked the beeping noises it made. Could you see me towering over JD and the Wendy?  [Everything and everyone towers over momma, so I am not mentioning her- it is called being sensitive or sensible or smart-the woman has a long memory]

Oh and the thingie whooshes when it comes down. Whoooosh whoooosh... Love it!  Just wish 1. it was mine 2. would smell better.  But if it was mine it would smell better, because I smell like cupcakes and it would smell like me!

Mh-- I suppose I have to look up the real name for the thingie so I can actually put it on my wish list. Amazon just does not show any thingie links....

all the cool stuff is hard to come by.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

is competition ever healthy?

Silvieon4: "Check this out!  I am learning ITALIAN  for nonna,   I can bark

Auguri di BUON COMPLEANNO!!!!  ha, go me go me...
I am going to be her favorite!!!!!" 

JD: "Your delusional  fluffytutide needs to get out of the way for the real effort! Check this out... now, that's impressive."

ዓባየይ ጽቡቅ  ልደት
Enehago, Zibug lidet !

  ሰናይ ምኒዮት
 Senay minyot!

JD   ወዲ 
JD Wedi

Wendy  ጓል 
Wendy Gual 

Silvieon4 " You want effort?  You are nothing but an  ኣንጨዋ anchwa

Dearest nonna

Momma said it's your birthday today. So, I went to look in your room, but you are NOT there. I even got my purse ready so we could play or do something special.
But, sigh, you are not here. I hope you are having a wonderful day and a good time too. We did see all the pictures Giorgia sent. You look terrific in those. We miss you, we all wish you a wonderful birthday. Now it's time for you to know what you are missing. Here is a good picture:

Now do you miss us? Happy, happy, happy birthday!!!!!

'vie oh of course the rest of them too, like they count....