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As you can see, AnnaBelle is still with us. The trucker that called yesterday and said that he wanted her, never showed up, hasn't called, and we have not been able to reach him by phone either. We turned a lady down yesterday because we thought that the trucker would give her great companionship, so hubby called the lady back today. They still wanted her and came by to see her. We were about to leave to eat lunch with my mom and I did not have time to spend with them to check them out, so they were going to come back late today. I did find out that they had lots of dogs and they were in pens outside. Perhaps I am wrong, but I don't want her to spend her life in a pen outside. So when we got home, hubby called them back and told them that we wanted her to be a companion dog. So......guess who is still with us? As you can see from the picture above, she got a toy just a few minutes ago.

My internet has been on the blink. Actually more like blink da blink. On one second, and then off the next. Sometimes for hours on end. It finally went out last night at 2:32 am so I was unable to catch up on all the wonderful comments that you guys have left. Since I have been typing this, it has already gone off twice, so I am going to try and upload the pictures that I just took and answer as many comments as I can. PLEASE!!! forgive me if I am unable to reply promptly. I will be soooooo glad when Windstream gets their line work finished!!!!!!! They are going to give everyone in this area a discount for service the whole month of December because of all the problems. :-)

Let me also bring some up to speed about the little boy. I was able to post some comments last night, but could not finish. The little guy went home with a very nice gentleman and his wife. I do believe that he went to a good home. More detail about his departure on a couple of puzzles that I had a chance to post last night before loosing the internet for hours.

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Hummingbird59

May each and every person who has been following this story find a blessing, and a ray of sunshine, and a bit of wisdom that has been shared by fellow Jigidiers in their comments they have left.

In case the comment below is missed somehow on the other puzzles.....please allow me to post it on each of the adventures of Callie Lou and her brother............

I am THANKFUL for soooooooooooo many things!!!!!!!! I stumbled into Jigidi not so long ago. Not only has Callie Lou found a community filled with support, well wishes, wisdom, sharing, caring, tips and warmth, it has become so evident to me too :-)))))))))) I am so thankful for Jigidi and all of its wonderful people. What a great way for everyone to start off the new year. I am thrilled to have been part of Calli Lou's and her brothers life and the oppertunity to share it with the world. For such tiny pups, they have indeed traveled all around the world. The love that wasn't there from their beginning has now been multiplied beyond count and we all embrace their future with high hopes. I am so greatful for Libby welcoming Callie into her home and heart!!!!! My husband stands tall in my eyes for all that he has done for these little guys. His very first emergency trip to the vets office to find something to combat the fleas, another trip that night for oatmeal shampoo aftr learning fleas might could jump 6 feet LOL LOL LOL, the early morning visit to the vet to get their first shots and deworming, the trips to fetch food and toys LOL, his tender heart, and his patience with me through all this, makes him one special guy in my book!!!! He has always been good to me. God blessed me with my husband and our son and He has always had His hand in my life!!!!! I learned a good while back that when we ask of Him things and it seems that He doesn't answer, that we are often asking for the wrong things. I am sure many of you have seen this in your lives too? Sometimes we just need to change what we are asking for and then do some searching for what He has already provided for us. He has promised to supply us with every need. We just have to do our part and search out those supplies that He already has in place.

I am delighted that the story of these two little pups have touched so many lives. I am thankful for each of you that have shared in their journey and best of all, we all have something good to look forward to because of Libby. Who could ask for more? LOL

So here is to ALL of Jigidi and to the future!!!!!!! :-)))))))))))))))))))) Hugs and appreciation all around with more to come :-)))))))))))))

annjax

I have been following this event all along. Don't know about the itchy skin but I would like to comment about the pens & cages. I am quite claustrophobic & seems to me being confined in a locked cage would be similar to a box (I freak out if I am pinned helpless even in play!). I have always hated the thought of an animal having no chance to escape in the event of a catastrophe, whether it be fire, flood, earthquake, shipwreck, predator, etc., etc., etc. I almost begin to hyperventilate at the very thought. I will not even have a bird for this reason and I have a dog that I wouldn't trust with a free flying one in the house since they would not have grown up together. So, anyway, I'm glad you did not let her go there. Besides, I would wonder why they have so many & keep them in cages/pens. Puppy mill, maybe?..............

Plumpossum

When I got my dog several years ago, he had a major dandruff problem that did not respond to anything I tried until I thought to try giving him wheat germ oil. He has now been getting it for a few months, and his dandruff is almost gone. Maybe the wheat germ oil would help the itching?

gemstone

javasavage...have you checked out the "thundershirt" on line?

monza006

Hi Kathy - it certainly sounds like you've been involved in a long-running puppy saga... I'm so pleased things appear to be working out so well for everyone involved... the photos are gorgeous, and if only I lived somewhere dog friendly, this is exactly the dog I would want!! I googled around a bit to try to find out about you dry skin problem, and the best advice I found is here... mostly similar things to what friends have already suggested in the comments below..
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/dry-skin-on-dogs-home-remedies.html
I particularly like the advice to "pet" her alot!!! Hope you have a wonderful 2013 and I'll be waiting for the next saga instalments... :~)

javasage

Kathy, thanks so much for your message...so I've been found out! ;-) Will be looking in later to see what transpires with the trucker...in the meantime, enjoy every moment with sweet Bella! ;)))

Stratplayer

I live in Maryland, if I lived closer I would come get her in a flash. We had to have our dog of 14 years put down a little over a month ago and our home feels a little empty. I pray that Bella finds a good home and I am glad that she didn't go to a home that puts dogs in cages. I'm thankful that you and your husband were able to rescue them and provide care for them while they wait for new homes.

Hummingbird59

Buckeye.......here is the grandest wishes for your upcoming New Year too and a big thanks too for your support and help with the puppies!!! :-)

Hummingbird59

Stratplayer, thank you too!!! BTW, I left a reply below to your question about where we live :-)

Hummingbird59

Kittenlove, like I told Roerick, I am ever so slowly trying to make a personal contact with everyone to say Thank You for being here and for your support, but no puzzles to leave my little note. Hope you find this and know that we wish you a wonderful New Year and so glad that you enjoy solving puzzles. Not much need for the ones of us to create them if there isn't anybody out there that likes to solve them LOL While I have been visiting many pages tonight, I am seeing lots of people with a real knack at solving puzzles. It is a joy to create and to know that someone else also gets enjoyment out of solving the puzzles :-)))))))))))

Hummingbird59

Roerick, I was trying to leave a comment on each person's page under one of their puzzles, but.......well........ LOL.......when I got to yours......LOL.........well........ LOL......We must get together and get you some programs so you can have fun playing with them too LOL Let me know what I can do to get you started whenever you are ready :-) BTW.....thank you for sharing in this adventure with the two puppies. So glad to have you along :-) Happy New Year too :-)

Hummingbird59

Libby :-) I left you a message on one of your puzzles......I hope you find it soon :-)

roerick3

Just wanted to add my two cents and gratitude for not letting her go to a family that places their dogs in pens. That's not where any dog belongs. I hope you find a good home for her--would take her in a heartbeat but live in Mn. and in a cottage complex with a 30lb. pound dog max. Disheartning for those of us who like large dogs. Hope you have a wonderful New Year and 2013 is as wonderful as you deserve.

javasage

One of the things I do for dry skin is put a little safflower oil on their food...it is high in Vitamin E...I've had 3 Goldens... water dogs, and have dry itchy skin...unfortunately it's a long-term kind of solution. She is going to scratch for a few more days, when I get a bite the itchiness lasts several days, too! Clever idea about the light sesame oil !
I am in Charlotte, NC...just a hop and skip north of you! You have no idea how hard it has been for me to just let things unfold...not my nature! ;-) Was thinking back on my life, and realized there have been no more than 5 years of my life I have not had a dog! I am almost wishing this trucker falls through, but I know what it's like to loose them, and the HUGE hole they leave in one's heart that was filled by their companionship. Most of the fireworks are over...Roxie is terrified of them and thunderstorms...she shakes and shivers so, just can't settle down! Tonite I am going to try ocean sounds to see if it helps...fingers crossed! ;-)
The very best to you (and #1 hubby) for the New Year! Libby ;-)

Hummingbird59

For those who have wondered, we live in southwest Georgia. Albany, Georgia is about an hour to our north and then Valdosta, Georgia is about and hour south of us. If the trucker guy doesn't work out, I am glad to know that some of you have the heart and the capacity of love to embrace her. While it will pain me dearly to let her go, I want only the best for her. We would be more than glad to meet you halfway if I can not find a suitable forever home around our neck of the woods!

My husband and I want to wish each and everyone the very best in the upcoming year!!!!! The support and the fun that I have enjoyed and been blessed with, since joining Jigidi
these past few months, has brought much pleasure and happiness. I look forward the the upcoming year now only minutes away............

Thank each of you for supporting our decision to not place her with the people that had so many dogs and kept them in pens outside.

Bella got another bath awhile ago. Since her visit to the vet this morning revealed that her itching is caused from dry skin, I decided to try something. I know that too many baths will dry their skin out even more so I chose the oatmeal shampoo again and then rinsed real well. Next came my experiment which seems to be doing ok. I use unscented Neutrogena Light Sesame Body Oil. It isn't overly greasy and I find that it works wonders for my skin. After rinsing her well, I ran warm water in the tub and squirted some of the oil into the water. I then poured the warm water over her letting her soak up its benefits and towel dried her. I am glad to say that her fur looks really quiet nicely LOL LOL LOL An ever so small tinge of grease but not really even noticeable. Hubby did not even notice it when he got home awhile ago LOL It was an experiment that thankfully turned out well. Don't know if it will completely stop the itching, but hopefully will give her some relief. Has anyone ever tried anything like this before? Or anyone know anything to use for dry skin on a puppy?????? I will let everyone know how her scratching is tomorrow and if this seems to help :-)

Thank all of you again for your support, help, and caring!!!! It warms and thrills my heart to see and to know that Pet Lovers Unite and will watch over God's creations!!!!!!!

God Bless her......and you Hummingbird. Thanks for all the updates. We really are rooting for all of you...even the new parents of the boy. No animal should be locked in a pen or chained up....it's
criminal. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and everyone. I would take her....if I lived closer..?

javasage

I am so glad someone else has said something against putting dogs in pens! Then they're "just dogs" and not family members! I was smitten with her the moment I first saw her, and it has taken ALL my self control not to jump at the chance to adopt her myself. I even left a comment earlier, then deleted it...only because I don't know how fair it would be to Roxie now that she is enjoying "top dog" status! I have faith it will all work out, just know there's a backup out here if you need one! ;-)))

Stratplayer

what area of the u.s. are you in. I live on the east coast and we would give her a good home

buckeye425

She certainly is adorable! Good for you and hubby not sending her to live with a lot of dogs in pens outside.

lyndee

I have always been told you should never advertize a dog as "free" as there are people out there that will take the dog just to use them in dog fights! Best to put a price and if they are willing to pay it, then let them have the dog for free. Just saying. Hope your puppy ends up in a good home.

gemstone

Glad your frustrations with technology have been alleviated...LOL

Was thinking last night...I would have named the pups Sunshine and Shadow...still think she is a ray of Sunshine!

I'm glad you did not sentence her to a life of pens...but I do worry about the pond full of alligators! :(

Maryrob

I agree that you did the right thing by not letting her go to a home where she would have to spend her time in that pen.Glad the little boy got a good home.

pilley

How can you put a family member in a pen outside? Think you should name her Windstream... Know you are enjoying the last day of 2012 because you have your friends and you are on jigidi...

pumpkinhead

Bella is just making herself right at home, isn't she? Fits right in with the family!
*You made the right decision to say "no" to the folks with the dog pens.

gnt1041

Glad it all worked out so good for the little one :)

Hummingbird59

I did indeed loose my internet last night while trying to get these puzzles out and answering comments. Windstream got another call LOL as I was pretty ticked about the instability of my internet. Work is still going on with the lines but the tech support guy put us down to have a repairman come out today and check everything on our end. Low and behold, MY MODEM has been at fault. The repairman just left and I now have a new modem AND INTERNET!!!!!!!!! YESSS!!!!!!!