Sunday, July 10, 2011

Contest Winner Announced and Ewey

 To start with, I want to tell you about a cute web site you might want to track with me and Shawnee the Shepherd.  It follows a tiny little lamb as he and his family travel across the west.   

He got in  a little trouble this week and Ranger Dave has taken him into custody.  There are two ways to help him get out of jail and one of them is to take a walk.

I took this hike to help Ewey get out of paying bail.

So Ewey, This is for you.

Now for the little angel that was abandoned at our place.

Thanks everyone for all the name suggestions.  I made my choice and I'll tell you who the winner is in a few minutes but first:
 Here she is visitng my best vet friend Dr. Doughty.  My Vickie took the little one in so we coudl get all her shots, heartworm test and to see if she has been spayed as well as how old she is and if she is in good health, before we try and find her a forever home.

(Don't tell dr. Doughty about this picture.  He would probably not give me treats for a while if he saw this picture)
 Well, she is in excellent health, she does not have heartworm and she is about 6 years old or a little more.   Now we have to find her a wonderful home and I suspect that we better find it soon cause My Vickie is falling in love with her.

I kinda like her too, but I have to remind My Vickie that we cannot keep every stray that gets abandoned here and beleive me, sometimes there are a lot of them.  We already adopted, Tristy, Abby and Scrappy and if My Vickie had her way we would take in every homeless pet, but then she couldn't make any money and we would have to move and live under the freeway by the river with the transients and that might be colder and more uncomfortable a way of life than I like.
 So lets get down to the good stuff.  You all had some wonderful names to pick from.  My Vickie and I couldn't decide which one was best so we put them all on sheets of paper and I got to choose.  To make it fair, cause several of you liked the name "Angel" we put the name you suggested and your name on a slip so that everyone gets a chance.

Then My Vickie put them on the floor and asked me to pick one.
 Honestly, I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do, but I smelled all of them and finally decided to pick this one up.    And the winner is:...........

Curt and Duncan of Walking Duncan

And the name for our little one is:


All the names were great.  I was shooting for Mattie but I picked Willa and do you know what....It fits her.  It is a pretty name, a gentle name.  It fits.    So Curt  send My Vickie an email so she can get some info so I can send you your prize. 

Thanks every one for helping us name Willa.  Keep your paws crossed and send us lots of good vibes so we can find the best home ever.

I am going to leave you with a picture of Allred.  Yes , Devil Cat is still alive, well and still torturing me, but I gotta tell you something that made me respect him a little more....Not trust him, but respect him.
He had a sore eye last week and so My Vickie took him to Dr. Doughty.  He found that Allred had a big old peice of cheat grass.  (If you don't know what that is, around here it is a dry peice of grass with a hard point and three or four spears coming off the end of it.  Like an arrow.  Very painful.)

So anyway, Dr. Doughy had to go in with tweezers and another tool that pulled out his third eyelid.  Then reaching way down deep into his eye he gripped the pointy painful stick and pulled it out.  All without any anesthesia or numbing stuff.  And you know, that evil old cat, who hides behind the door, then attacks me when I come through, or leaps form his castle onto my back and rides me like a horse, diggin his evil claws into my back while I fight to get him off.....that guy.....didn't make a sound.....sat still as a statue and just let the dr.  reach in and take it out.

I have to say....I was very impressed.....

Not enough to ever turn my back on him, but none the less, pretty impressed.

Have a great week all.



Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Willa is a great name!!

Glad all worked out for the evil kitty.

Hope y'all have a great week too!

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

rottrover said...

Willa!! Pawfect :-)

verobirdie said...

I'm so glad Willa is fine. She is such a sweet Angel.
My Choupette is an evil cat too, but she knows when she needs the vet and behaves herslf just long enough to feel better.

Die Waldfee said...

That is absolut perfekt!
Best wishes,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Willa is a wonderful name!
We're glad that Dr. Doughty fixed the evil kitties eye!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Great name you picked out Bert! I'm willing Willa a fabulous furever home right now! :D Glad Albert got his eye fixed. Having a sticker in my eye would make me grumpy too. Hilarious that he likes to hide and pounce on ya :D

Waggin at ya,

Whisppy said...

Willa is a nice name! Now, let's all hope she finds her forever home very soon!

Sara said...

Bert, what a great job you did, helping chose the name for Willa. I think it is a beautiful name for a beautiful girl.

Curt Rogers said...

Hi, Vickie and Bert! I'm so happy our name smelled and tasted the best! ;)
Thanks for picking it! What an honor. It's name I'd been saving for a possible, future sister for Duncan but when I saw that adorable face I knew it belonged to her. I hope she and her future family love it as much as I do!

Since I can't seem to find an email anywhere I'll just give you mine. You can reach me at

I look forward to hearing from you soon, AND hearing more about how little Willa is doing.

All the best,

Curt (and Duncan)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Willa is a great name, Bert. We hope she finds a great furever home, but we know she is safe and loved as long as she is there with all of you.

We are going to go check out that lamb and his travels.

Have a great week.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Remington said...

Great name!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Thanks for the kind words on my blog! Holly is taking care of me and enjoying the fact that I'm staying with her almost constantly! I love your blog Bert!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Sierra Rose said...

Willa is a cute name!! We are sure you will find Willa a great home, what a sweet furpal. Happy week to you all :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! 1st ... Dr. Doughty is CUTE. I will not have any problem going to the VET. Anyhow great name. WILLA it is ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Reilly / Bree said...

Willa is such a pretty name and really does suit her. It reminds me of willows in a gentle breeze :)

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I must has missed your postie about Willa being DUMPED at your place. GRRRRRR - I went back and readed it. The only thing wot makes us feel better about STOOPID COWARD peeples doing STOOPID COWARD stuffs is that we beleef that wot goes around comes around. Sumday they be getting theirs and they should be skeered. Furry skeered.

Tanner and Beth said...

So glad to hear Willa is doing well and has a beautiful name! Hope she gets a forever home soon!!

Puppy Kisses,

Elizabeth said...

Oh, we just caught up on the story of poor Willa. :( So, so sad that she got in the shape she was in. We certainly hope someone realizes that they can't live without her and takes her home soon!

Glad Allred is okay now. He and Eva would be good pals, we think. Eva likes to spring out from under the table cloth and scare us - but then she rubs on us and purrs. Silly cats.

Jon Farleigh and Dewi


Looks like you had a grrrreat Sunday.


The Cat From Hell said...

Willa is a cool name. We like that, and I must tell yous - about how the evil cat who hides behind doors and jumps on yous....both Kozmo and me do that to our hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Sam......
Kisses for yous Bert

KB said...

What a great name! You are a saint, helping sweet Willa like you are.

Meeka said...

Thanks to you and Vickie, Willa will soon have a loving home.

Ruby and Penny said...

We love the name Willa. She is such a beautiful dog and now has a name that fits her.
Love Ruby & Penny

RYKER said...

We like the name Willa too. Hope she finds her forever home soon.
As for Allred, that was very brave. Don't think I could have pulled that off. Respect!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Awwww! I love the name Willa! I bet she likes it, too! :)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

ra husky said...

that's a pretty scarry liiking kitteh there mate! we think we'd probably take a pretty wide path around her bol!

RA & Isis

STELLA from Down Under said...

Hello Bert, how lucky for the little doggie that you can help her. I hope she finds a wonderful forever home. Your cat sounds mean and brave. I live with a cat too and she is just letting me sniff her. No worries, and love, Stella

Schnauzer Days said...

Hi again Bert! Thanks to the human for the camera info, our human has a Canon which ahe says she absolutely loves but it's an old one too - she looking at posh new ones but we could have 2 puppies for the cost! Maybe a camera would be the best idea after all though ;-) Dexter x