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!

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


I’m a Motley Mutt! April 18, 2011

Filed under: BJ,Lily,Mom,my world — Lily @ 1:08 pm

Yesterday was a long day. A very long, long day. It started at noon, when Mom, BJ and I got to Aunt Linda’s, where I found out I was there under false pretenses: I wasn’t there to play with Doogie, I was there to get a haircut while BJ got to play outside. Aunt Linda kept Doogie and Maggie in the house so BJ could just relax outside for awhile. Mom and Aunt Linda said it would only be for an hour or so. HA! WOOF!! An hour and a half after starting my haircut, Mom and Aunt Linda had only clipped my face, the ridge of my back and one leg! They gave up and Aunt Linda started going through the phone book. No one was open. Of course not, it was Sunday! Then Mom had an idea and called Motley Mutts ( and the nice man who answered said sure, they would fix what Mom and Aunt Linda started if they could get me there by 2pm. Mom said “Yikes! We’re on our way!”, grabbed me and off we flew. I’m not saying Mom broke any traffic laws getting us there on time but a couple of traffic lights gave us the benefit of the doubt! ARF!!! The nice mans was Adam, the owner, and “they” turned out to be Melissa! BOL

We got there and Melissa said she’d take care of me and we must have been some kind of good luck charm because as soon as she said she could help us, three dogs came in to use their self-serve bathing tubs! So while she helped them, Mom and Aunt Linda and I made friends with Blue, Adam’s Irish Wolfhound PUPPY! This guy isn’t even a year old and he’s as tall as BJ!!

Then things settled down and Melissa put me on the grooming table and the fun began. She was very nice and very gentle and I liked her even tho I wouldn’t give her a kiss when we got done!

Mom and Aunt Linda left me with Melissa and I don’t know where they went but they did come back for me! It’s nice to know I’m not going to be abandoned like some of the puppies I hear about.

But we did abandon enough fur to knit another dog! Mom was joking that the fur on my feet was growing as fast as Melissa could clip it! BOL

I was too scared of the blower dryer thing so they decided to just let me air dry, which I did in the car on the way back to Aunt Linda’s to get BJ. All in all, my grooming took just over four and a half hours!! And through it all, I was a good girl, and Melissa was so patient and easy with me, I’m hoping Mom takes me back there sometime!

And Mr. Johnny, Aunt Linda’s husband, said that except for the whining, BJ was a good boy. I’m glad Mom brought BJ along– seven hours alone in the house would have been too much for him. At least this way, hang with Mr. Johnny and enjoy being outside. BJ’s crazy like that– he thinks it’s okay to be outside. ARF!! Silly BJ! WOOF!!


Is it Saturday yet? December 22, 2010

Filed under: BJ,Lily,Mom,our world — Lily @ 4:28 pm

I can’t wait until Saturday! Not only will BJ and I get to open our presents, so will hundreds of special dogs and cats and rabbits and birds and more animals I don’t know the names of because of a really nice guy named Santa Paws! Yep, I said Santa Paws! My mom knows him and says he’s one of the coolest humans EVER. She and dozens of other volunteers, Santa Paws’ Elves (BOL), spent last Sunday packing up goody bags for more of Santa Paws’ Elves to deliver this Saturday, Christmas morning. I wish I could be there to see the looks on the faces of the animals mom’s and dad’s as they answer a knock on the door to find an elf handing them bags stuffed with food and toys and treats for their furry kids! How cool of a surprise is that, huh?

Another human who has met Santa Paws, Tamara Dietrich, a reporter with the Daily Press, a local newspaper here in the Hampton Roads area, explained a bit about the process in her article last Friday (Dec 17, 2010). “Nominations come from social workers, animal control officers, veterinarians, neighbors, friends. They come from as far south as North Carolina, up into New Kent County and over to the Eastern Shore”. Once Santa Paws receives the nomination, he adds it to his list, checks it twice, and makes sure the nominated families get what their pets need for a Merry Christmas, with individualized bags of goodies which even contain food that accommodates a pets special dietary needs.

Here’s Santa Paws’ card: Isn’t that cute? BOL

“To donate, volunteer or nominate a pet owner for assistance, call 757-356-9119 or visit the website You can also mail monetary donations to Santa Paws, P.O. Box 883, Smithfield, VA 23431.” Ms Dietrich continues, “Donations don’t just pay for goody bags for one day of the year. They also stock a pet food bank that, last year, supplied struggling families with pet food right through October.”

I know this is a bit different from one of my usual ramblings, but Mom, BJ and I really like the feeling of paying it forward by volunteering to help others. Mom can’t afford to donate money, so she donates time. What can you donate this holiday season, huh?

Anyway, to all our friends, near and far, two-legged and four:(Graphics by Gothic Charms)


I clean up good! September 14, 2010

Filed under: Lily,my world — Lily @ 1:13 pm

I went to the groomer’s yesterday. It was kinda scary but Tracy was real nice to me and Mom was super pleased with the way I turned out.

This is me before my “date” with the groomer:

Pretty scruffy lookin', huh?

And this is me two hours later:

I look GOOD! BOL

Mom said there was enough fur under the grooming stand to make a whole ‘nother dog! BOL I think she was exaggerating just a bit but I bet there won’t be as many dust bunnies in our house for awhile!


Yummy treats!! September 8, 2010

Filed under: BJ,Cyber Buds,Lily — Lily @ 2:41 pm

I told my new friends over at Cranimals that I wanted to link to their site. They were so happy about that they got together and designed a new icon and here it is for the first time anywhere! BOL

Cranimals brand new icon!!

Pretty cool, huh? It shows all their neat organic treats. I haven’t tried any but the Zendog and BJ and I are in love with them! They taste super yummy and they seem to work. We haven’t had any thunderstorms or fireworks since we got them but when Mom gave me a couple of them the other night, I didn’t jump every time one of our neighbors shut their car door! Mom didn’t notice any difference in BJ but he’s so HUGE she may need to give him like five or six to my one or two! BOL

Anyway– there’s a link over there on the right. See it? It says “Cranimals– the home of Zendog Biscuits!” Go click on it and check ’em out. And remember, you saw the new icon here first! BOL


Happy Valentine’s Day! February 14, 2010

Filed under: Lily,my world — Lily @ 10:10 am