Friday, August 26, 2016



National Dog Day is to celebrate all breeds of dogs, pure and mixed and serves to help the public realize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, from public shelters rescues, and pure breed rescues.  Dog Day also honors family dogs, and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep people safe and bring comfort.  Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their police partner, for the blind, for the disabled, for our freedom, and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from accidents.

This day is also to encourage people to help prevent dog abuse, killing dogs, puppy mills and to prevent certain "Breed Band."  Also to encourage people to adopt their dog from a dog rescue,

How can you celebrate DOG DAY:

1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue group.

2. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it is safe for your dog.

3. Donate blankets,  food or toys to your local animal shelter.

4. Write your Congressman asking he/or she support the ban of Puppy Mills.

5. Have a dog party and invite all her friends and their dogs.

6. Spend the day taking photos of your dog.

7. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.

8. Have a portrait painted of your dog.

9. Buy your dog a new dog toy ,,. or two ... or five.

10. Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him or her to a doggy play resort.

11. Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur.

12. Give your dog a massage.

13. Teach your dog a new trick.

14. Buy your dog a new collar or leash.

15.  Take your dog to the beach.

Today is Pierre's operation day. Poor guy doesn't know what's going to happen.  He is taking everything calm.  Mom is the one that is so nervous.  Will let you know how everything goes.
Again, thank you for your prayers.

Pierre is at the vets.  I am also having a chip put in him in case he gets lost or stolen. Never did that before.  I trust the vet.  Have been going to her for a long time.  I feel better that she is going the surgery than someone else. I am also praying.  Was told to call her at 1:00, but I don't know if I can wait that long.

Just called vet at 11:30 AM and they have not operated on him yet.  They had others they had to operate on today, too.  Told me to call back after 1:00.

It is 12:34 and the vet's office just called.  Pierre  came through his surgery well. Praise God.  I am to call back at 2:00 and they will tell me when I can pick him up.

I laid down and fell asleep and didn't wake until 3:00.  Called vet.  Pierre is ready to come home.

Pierre is home.  I walked him a very short walk and he did his duties.  Fed him a little bit - will feed him more later.  He is a bit groggy right now.  Has a good size suture where the vet cut.  Am so glad he is here.  Hope he heals well.


Vanssmomc said...

Happy Dog Day Pierre! Hope you are feeling well. Cathy in Webster

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Cathy,

Thank you wishing me Happy Dog Day. I hope this gets over with soon. My Mom is more worried than I am.


littlemancat said...

Sending healing and happy wishes to Pierre and Marilyn. You'll both make it through - prayers coming your way.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Mary,
Thank you so much for your wishes and prayers. Pierre is at the vets now. It's hard to come home to an empty house. Hope he comes through this surgery just fine. I am also having a chip put in him. In case he gets lost or stolen.


Vickie said...

Good Morning Marilyn,
I am praying. He will be fine. I look forward to the update on his surgery.

Happy Dog Day Pierre! From your friends, Mabel, Henry and Murphy!

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you, Vickie. I will let you know as soon as I do. They said not to call them until 1:00, but I don't think I can wait that long.

Happy Dog Day to Mable, Henry and Murphy,

Pierre and Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Assuming you have Pierre home now. Could the Dr tell you her guess as to what this tumor is now that she's "seen it up close+personal"? I know you'll have to wait for a definitive pathology report, but she should have a pretty good guess. Here's to an uncomplicated recovery! Blessings, Carol

dynnamae n said...

Thank God all went well with Pierre today. Praying the pathology report comes back good. Hugs to you and Pierre.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
Pierre is home. She tried to tell me in doctor talk what it was so I said in plain English. It was fat tissue that was growing. Would have gotten bigger and bigger if she hadn't removed it. It is not cancer. Thank you for uncomplicated recovery wishes.

Blessings to you and yours,

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi dynnamae n,
I agree, thank God all went well with Pierre. He is still kind of out of it. She did not send it to pathology as it was a fat tissue that was getting larger and larger.

Hugs back to you,
Pierre and Marilyn

littlemancat said...

Great news! Thanks for updating us. Pierre just needs to rest now, as you probably do too.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Mary,
You are right, we both need to rest. Yes, it is great news.


Heritage Hall said...

Answered prayers... Welcome home, Pierre and restful relief be
your this evening, Marilyn. Hoping Pierre heals quickly, little

Rosemary said...

Welcome home. Sweet Pierre. You amd Mommy can rest now.

Anonymous said...

Great!!!! A lipoma it is! Sure he'll be fine soon! PTL!!!! Blessings, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Carol,

It is great, but Pierre seems in pain this morning. I was awake with him all last night. I don't know if I am over reacting or not. Got a call into the vet.


Anonymous said...

Hey Marilyn, everything better with Pierre now? Hope to hear from you soon. Blessings, Carol

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Carol,
Pierre is coming along real well. I am the one that is tired. Been watching him. I put another post on. Thank you for your concern.

Blessings to you and yours,