Doggy Waif

Lily talks about her fears and her accomplishments as she transistions from a puppy mill survivor to a happy confident dog, as well as the trials and tribulations of having a Great Dane for a big brother. Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff and more stuff… October 17, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lily @ 12:58 pm

BJ’s fund raiser is coming along.  Mom said we’re 1/4 of the way towards our goal.  Mom wrote an update, including our vet’s info, because it was suggested some folks might feel more comfortable donating directly to the vet’s office.  Here’s the link again, just in case.  🙂

I’m getting braver about taking treats from people I know.  I even follow commands now from Nana Viv and Daddy Ron when they come over with treats.  I made Nana Viv’s eyes get all wet the other night when I gave her a kiss on her hand!

But my bravery also gets me in trouble.  BOL  Last week Mom caught me trying to steal dog rocks from BJ’s dinner bowl.S30A0007Sorry it’s kind of dark– the closest camera Mom had was her cell phone.

Oops.  Gotta go.  Mom’s putting shoes on and she has my leash in her hand.  Guess it’s time for a business trip.  Bye for now!


Mom and BJ need some help, please. October 9, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lily @ 7:50 pm

Can you help BJ and Mom raise some money to pay for BJ’s medical expenses (and for some of Mom’s medical bills too)?  We hate to ask but Mom’s been doing the best she can and sometimes her best isn’t very good.  Especially since she had another accident (she fought with the sidewalk and the sidewalk won, sending her to the ER) and the bills just took over.  I don’t like it when Mom gets stressed out about bills and stuff and right now she’s pretty stressed.  She doesn’t sleep well under normal circumstances and the last few months she has hardly slept at all.  If you can help in any way, we sure would appreciate it.  (What’s that, Mom?  Okay, I’ll tell them.)  Mom said if we make our goal, she’ll make sure I get to use the laptop at least once a month from now on and we may even teach ol’ Mister Big Foot how to use it too!  BOL

The page has all the details but if you prefer PayPal, just ask and Mom will give you the email address for that.  The link is

Thanks and I’ll be back with some cool news from my friends at Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue!  🙂


I’m back! Did ya miss me? February 17, 2014

Filed under: BJ,Mom,my world — Lily @ 6:39 pm

Mom wasn’t feeling well and then both the desktop and laptop computers died.  Her neece has loaned us her netbook so I’ll try to “borrow” it from Mom more often and let you know how things are going.  Mom’s feeling better physically but mentally she’s pretty low.  BJ and I are doing our best to cheer her up.

Had something fall out of the sky a few times a few weeks ago that I did not like.  Mom called it snow.  BJ loves the stuff but I don’t like the way it gets between the pads of my feet.  Mom lets BJ play in it all he wants and just takes me out to do what I gotta do and then brings me right back in again.  Thanks for understanding, Mom!

I’m still afraid of things outside.  Mom says I’m like two different dogs: Inside Lily and Outside Lily.  I wish I could be more like Inside Lily when I’m outside but it’s hard.  Mom’s very patient with me.  And my “grandpawrents” (they live across the street) are very patient with me too.  I let Papa Ron pet me now and they both give  me treats– I like treats!  When Mom takes me to visit Aunt Diane or Aunt Margaret I act like Outside Lily inside their homes.  Don’t know why exactly.  I know nobody’s gonna hurt me there and there are fun doggies to play with but I’m still a bit scared.

Sometimes when we snuggle before bed Mom will tell me how sometimes she feels she’s let me down because of all this Inside/Outside stuff.  I listen, give her a kiss, and get into my bed to sleep (I like snuggling but only for a few minutes).  I’m happy here.  I love my mom and my big brother, even if he is a goof.  BOL

I know Mom feels bad she can’t afford to let me go to the doggie spa for my birthday.  I could really use that haircut!  BOL  She does a pretty good job on my nails, despite all the long fur!  She’s said many times she wishes BJ would cooperate for a nail trim like I do!  I didn’t always but I trust Mom not to hurt me.

Mom and I were looking at the calendar the other day.  Buddy’s been raiding the treat jars over the Rainbow Bridge for four and a half years now.  BJ’s been here for three and he’ll be eight in November.  I’ve been here for five years now and will be six years old on the 28th of this month.  Five years.  Six years.  Woof– that’s a long time!

I had some pictures I wanted to show you but they’ll have to wait.  With Mom’s desktop dead her scanner doesn’t work.  She’s been grumbling about the scanner and the netbook refusing to talk to each other.  I didn’t know machines could talk!


Again, I’ll try to steal, I mean borrow, the netbook more often.  I have to tell you about our new car and BJ’s new bed!  BOL  It’s big!  BOL


Can you help? Please? October 15, 2011

Filed under: friends of mine,Lily,my world — Lily @ 10:58 am

The good people and goggies at Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue (OBG for short) need our help to win a $5000 grant so they can help rescue and find forever homes, just like they did for me, for more wigglebutts. OBG rescued me from that awful puppy mill and am I ever glad they did. It’s really very easy to vote for them:

To vote, just go to any or all of the sites below, enter “oldies” for the shelter and “VA” as the state. Be sure to identify the string of letters and numbers to confirm your vote. Tip: you don’t need to capitalize any letters.

Here are several sites from which you can vote:

So won’t you please vote and help my friends win the money to help more wigglebuts? If you want to see more about OBG, you can go to their web site at

Thank you all very much!


Best Bully Sticks– get ’em here!! September 26, 2011

Filed under: BJ,Lily,Mom — Lily @ 8:21 pm

You read that right! I’m now offering you a link to one of the best treats ever!! BJ and I love these bully sticks! (Mom’s got a video of us enjoying them– email me if you want to see it– we can’t seem to get it to work here.) Click on the big Bully Stick banner above or the smaller one over there on the right side of the page and get your mom or dad to buy you some great ALL NATURAL treats!

And in other news, things have been kind of crazy around here. Storms and nearly being flooded out again (deja vu to November 2009!) and health issues (Mom’s, not mine or BJ’s), among other things! BOL But I’m back and I’m going to swipe the keyboard more often and post more! Meanwhile– WOOF!!!! BOL


My friend, Xander July 9, 2011

Filed under: Lily's pals,my world — Lily @ 10:50 pm

Two summers ago, my friend Xander sent me Flat Xander to stay with us for a few days. Here we are relaxing together on the couch.

Isn’t he cute? Well, the REAL Xander is even cuter!

Mom says that his grin is infectious! BOL

Anyway, Mom travels vicariously. And this summer, I got to travel vicariously to a place called Cumberland Falls because Xander sent me a post card from there.

On the back he wrote:
“Dear BJ & Lily, Thank you for sending me some stickers. I am on vacation in Kentucky. I think you are cute pooches. I hope you like the waterfall. Love, Xander”

Yes, Xander, I love waterfalls and I am so happy you remembered us while you were on your vacation. I know you’re home from your vacation now but I hope you send us more postcards! Your pal, Lily


Happy Mother’s Day! May 8, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lily @ 3:24 pm

Whether your kids are two-legged or four, hairless or furry, fuzzy or feathered, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!