Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! myspace graphic comments
December 23th, 2005 was the day my mom got me.
She had been wanting a girl dog for a long time.
She wanted a Jack Russell or a Fox Terrier. She never found one here.
My auntie came from Saltillo to spend Christmas with my mom and my grandparents. They were talking about "that dog". My mom was sad and she said that if she could not find a JR or a FT she would like a Dachshund! And my grandpa told her he had seen an ad in the newspaper offering a Dachshund! She called to that place. They told her I was a girl and there she went with my auntie to see me. As soon as she saw me she fall in love with me!
She paid and we went home. In our way to home, my auntie asked to my mom what was going to be my name. My mom said "Lorenza" and my auntie looked at my mom thinking she was "lorenza" (a way to call crazy people in spanish).
1 hour later, I started puking and puking. Then liquid poop. My mom was in panic. She call that Vet (the man who had me was a Vet!) and he said it was the change of environment (?) and to give me some time. My mom could not sleep that night. More puking more pooping. Next day she took me there and I got an injection. And then another one. No changes. Next day, Christmas day, I was there again. My mom cried and cried a lot. She knew I was very sick. She thought I was going to die because I did not want to eat or drink water. My auntie asked to that Vet if I had Parvo. He said NO. More shots. To make it short... I was full of worms and he did not know!!! Can you believe that?
My mom is very stubborn and thanks to that I am alive now! I had another health episodes treated by that Vet until my mom got tired of him.
Thankfully my mom found a wonderful Vet who has been taking very good care of me! At 9 months old I was spayed and one month later I had another surgery because I had a mammary tumor. My mom slept on the floor with me for almost 2 months.
Some time later I was gaining weight. Some tests and my Vet found I had a bad thyroid. Since then I take a pill everyday and I am doing very well.
I have to say I came here to change my mom's life. She used to be very lonely. She spent all her time at home in her bedroom watching tv. But... here comes Lorenza who loves to be with her grandparents and with her mom at the same time! Sooo... when she needs to do something at our home, she takes me with her and a few minutes later I want to go with my grandparents soooo she takes me back with them and that goes and goes.
I almost never be alone at home. They take turns to go out so there is always someone with me.
Vacations?? Parties?? Forget about them.
People who know my family think they are crazy because they put me always first. My mom says "Yes, we are happily crazy.... and we don't care about your opinion"
Soooo, I was my mom's own Christmas present and she says I am the best gift she has ever had!
Thanks for reading my story!

I don't have a lot of puppy pictures of me. At that time my mom did not have a digital camera and that was the last of her worries!
We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here but sure I am thankful for my family and all the love and attention they give to me everyday and I am thankful too for having you all my dear friends!
Have a great day!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom is all leaky after reading your story!

There are some similarities between our moms (woo have some khompany)!

I was my mom's birthday gift to herself!

I'm glad she got woo;
I'm glad my mom got me.

Bekhause of that, I have woo as a pawesome pal!

Thank WOO fur sharing your story!

PeeEssWoo: Please give your mom and grandma some khysses from ME!

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful story. Your mother is so blessed to have you. She didn't give up on you because she loves you.

Thank you for sharing,
Tulip and Christy

Dragonfly said...

Such a beautiful story - I have a tear in my eye!! You are so lucky Lorenza, and I'm sure the best xmas gift ever!
It never ceases to amaze me how much love and happiness our pets bring into our lives. I know my Patsy has definately changed my life for the better too!!!
If everyone had a loving pet the world would be a much better place :-)
Happy thanksgiving to you and your lovely mummy too!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh. Lorenza! We love you! And we are soooo glad your moma picked YOU to be her little girl. You two are perfect together, along with your grandparents. What a happy family, and one that puts you first. In our opinion, that's how it should be. We loved reading your story, and are so happy it ended with a happy ending. You had a rough start, but your loving moma helped you right through it. You've a lot to be thankful for, and WE are thankful that you are here to be our friend.

We love you, and hope you have a happy Thursday.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

(Did you ever get your place decorated? We are a little behind in our reading, so that may be old news)

Sam said...

You sound like you guys are really wonderful for each other. I'm so glad you were brought together!

Happy Thanksgiving, even if you don't officially celebrate there's never a bad time to give thanks for the good things in your lives. I even let Marge take over the blog today to tell her tale!

Charlie said...

That's a wonderful story, Lorenza; thanks for sharing it! I'm grateful to have you as a friend.
- Charlie

Cole said...

Aww, that made me cry. What a great story. You have a wonderful mom and grandparents.

Thank you for sharing!

Sonic said...

You've got a very special momma there, Lorenza! You didn't even mention the haircut sacrifice in this post!

Anyway, I'm so glad we've got great Momma's. I love mine so much too!


Bae Bae said...

OH.. your puppy pictures are so cute.
Happy adoption day to you. I'm glad you and your mom have each other now. :)

~ Bae

hero said...

What a beautiful story, Lorenza. I came to my cheche in the month of December too... and I was also having liquid stool on my first few days which got her all worried.

I guess you are fated to be with your mommy and her family coz it's a gift from above. A gift of joy and happiness, that's what you are, Lorenza... and everyday is a thanksgiving day to have you.

Thanks for sharing.

Licks, hero

The Animal Doctor said...

What a beautiful story, Lorenza. We don't celebrate thanksgiving here in the Philippines too, but you gave me an idea. I will post about the things that I am thankful for!

You look so different when you were a puppy...Well, aside from your size obviously. You look more confident, contented and proud. Im not surprised at all because you are surrounded with people who love you.

~ Scarlet

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my goodness that is some story Lorenza. We are so glad your mum found you. She really knows how to take good care of you.

Happy thanks giving to you and your family.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxxx

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Lorenza,
We just loved reading your story - our mum has always wanted a dachshund and never had one. She thinks dachsunds are beautiful and we meet two in the park sometimes.
We have a dachsund ornament that sits on the floow and it looks a lot like you - we will have to take a pic.
We are so glad that your mum is stubborn and spotted your worms!!
We are also glad you have such a loving family to look after you. They have taken care of you when you were ill and not 'dumped' you like we know some people do! We believe that is love and not crazy!
People also think our parents are crazy - they both work part time now since we came and so we only have three mornings until lunchtime on our own.
That is OK as we like to snooze in the mornings.
We also go all our holidays with them as they cannot bear to put us into kennels.
Arent we soooo lucky Lorenza to have found 'crazy' families to live with!!!
We reckon all us dogs who live in countries where they don't do Thanksgiving should eat Turkey today in honour of our friends.
Have a wonderful day - we are so glad you are our friend.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

What a wonderful story Lorenza. We bet you are very thankful to have such a caring mummy to look after you. Some vet that man was!
Bridget nearly died from enteritis and worms when she came to live with us, it was terrible. So glad you are feeling better and have a happy life now!
Wags and kisses, Dinah Bridget and Elliot xx

Mochi and Mommy said...

Thanks for sharing your story! I'm so sorry that you had such a rough start, but your mom never gave up on you! I'm so glad you found each other! :)


Teddy Bear said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lorenza! Thank you SO SO much for sharing your story with us. You have one pawesome Mom.:) I love that she slept on the floor with you for almost 2 months. What a gal! Don't you love that Mommy's put us first above anyone else? That's real LOVE.:)

Teddy Bear

SGR said...

Woof! What a wonderful story. My mom had teary eyes. Great MOM. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mango said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I did not know about your bad puppy sickies. Your mom must have been so worried, but she took good care of you.

What an adorable little pup you were. I see you were nekked then. Hehehe. Not anymore!

My momma is the same way. She doesn't want to go on vacation because she would miss ME too much.


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh! what a story! i love your baby pictures and i didn't know that that is what your name meant in Spanish! hehehehe!

sounds like you were 1 sick puppy. sounds like a very very bad breeder. you are lucky your mom was so stubborn!

The OP Pack said...

What a beautiful story, Lorenza! We always knew you were special to your Mom but now we understand why. We are so sorry you had such a hard time in the beginning, but we are so happy you now have such a wonderful and loving life. We are especially thankful that we met you when we started to blog.

Happy Thanksgiving from the OP Pack!

Frankie Furter said...

If your story doesn't make people feel the meaning of being THANKFUL nothing will. I knew it was going to be as SPECIAL story, and it is!!! You and your mom are just what each other needed.
Lovely story of true devotion.
Thank you so much for tell us.


Your momma sure loves you! I can see why... we all have fallen in love with you from your bloggie!


Mack said...

We are so glad they figured out all you had was wormies and now you are all better!
Have a great day!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us. We are so glad you found your mom and your mom found you cos you totally deserve each other!

More importantly, we are glad that you are healthy and happy under your mom's tender loving care.

Hershey is our dad's gift to our mom on her birthday last year!

River said...

What a great story! You have such a good mom and grandparents. My mom understands about who comes first--we all do, of course and we keep her from being lonely too. We are veryveryvery thankful to have you and your mom as our friends!

love & wags,
River & mom

Beckett said...

What a good story, Lorenza! Happy adopterashun day to you.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story Lorenza. You & your mom were meant to be together.


Oh...Lorenza, happy thankgiving.

Ruby and Penny said...

We're so happy that your mom adopted you and gave you a healthy, happy life full of love.
Love Ruby & Penny

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I have very damp eyes after reading the story about your adoption. SO very touching.
You do indeed have a lot to be Thankful for today and we are thankful for your friendship.
Give Mom and your G-parents a big puppy lick today.
Madi and Mom

Pearl and Daisy said...

Our mom is all blurry eyed after reading your story. We're so glad you found each other and we're so glad to be friends with both of you.

Pug love & hugs to you!
Pearl & Daisy

Benny and Lily said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the humans. Cute baby
Luv treats and pie,
Benny & Lily

Bijou said...

Happy Turkey Day!

Thanks for sharing your adoption story with us Lorenza. Seeing you as a pup was a nice surprise too.

I am thankful to call you "furiend".


Piappies World said...

Happy Thankies Day, Lorenza and Mom! Your story is so touching. Thanks for sharing it here. You have so much love to share with you mom. Stay happy always.

- Princess, Mocha & the Piappies

Dennis the Vizsla said...

What a great family you have, Lorenza, and a great adoption story!

Dark said...

Querida Lorenza,no conociamos tu historia y nos ha enternecido mucho!
Desde luego no me extraña que tu mama diga que eres sumejor regalo de Navidad,eras una bebita preciosa bueno,y lo sigues siendo eh?;)
Os mandamos muchos abrazos,lametones y ronroneos!

The Army of Four said...

That is a LOT to be thankful for! What a wonderful, caring Mom you have! We are thankful she took you in and has taken SUCH good care of you. AND we're thankful that you're our friend!
Love from all of us,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, you might not celebrate Thanksgiving there but it looks like you're having a Thankful Day. We're so glad your mom adopted you and hung in there with you through your health issues.

Jazzi said...

That was a great story and I am so glad your mom got you and got you back to health. SOunds like you both needed each other, that is so cool and that you love each other. Thats what life is about.

Happy Thanksgiving

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

what a great story sweety!!!!
We and mommy have our eyes filled of tears.....
You have been soooooo lucky finding your mommy!!!!!
She loves you a lot!!!!!!
And we know you loves her tons!!!!
Sure you have been her super special Christmas gift!!!!
And we're thankful to her for taking care of you and for giving us your friendship!!!!
You and your mommy are sooooooooo special for us!!!!
And your grandpa & Grandma too!!!!
And told to your parents they aren't crazy putting you at the first place in their life....
Our humans do the same thing!!!!
HAve a wonderful day!!!!!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We don't celebrate thanksgiving here either so we wish you a Happy Thursday instead. :-)

That was a lovely story, Lorenza. :-)

Holly & Zac

Stella said...

What a great story, Lorenza! I love that your Mom and Grandparents are so good to you and you to them, also.

We have one here, but we really don't need a special day to be thankful for our lives. Everyday we can say little prayers with our thanks in them!


Brindusa said...

Lorenza, I'm very glad that I finally hear your life story. Very nice.
Lucy was full of worms too when she came into our family and we adopted her from a human doctor who never knew that females has to be given a worm pill before having babies.
People are many times unaware of many things.
Glad that you are happy now and very fashioned.

Huffle Mawson said...

That is a great story Lorenza. I had no idea you were such a sick little girl. Your mum is lucky she found you, isn't she?

Clive said...

Lorenza, that was such a great story to share with us.

love and woofs

sadermaxx said...

Hi Lorenza!

Your puppy pictures are so cute!

And your not the only one who is never home alone either, Sadie doesn't deal well with being alone either, so if her dad and I go any were she is always with her grandmar, her grandparents or my aunt but she still whines because I'm not there with her.

And tell your mom and grandparents they aren't crazy, they just have a lot of love for you.

Thor said...

Lorenza, thanks for sharing your beautiful story with us. What cute pup you were! Glad you and your mom found each other. I´m thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving!
Obrigado por ser minha Amiga!

C said...

awww.... we never would have guessed that you were a sick look super healthy now.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

Lorenza, we always knew you were a beautiful baby☺

Holly and Khady said...

Wow! That is quite some story! Thank goodness you have a mom who cared so much about you!!

God bless you both!!


Teddy said...

Lorenza, what a cute baby you were!! What wonderful luck to ended up living with your mom. You really won the doggy lottery :)

That is a wonderful story, and the perfect tribute to Thanksgiving.


Samantha said...

Lorenza! What an incredibly story of love from your mom and grandparents for YOU!!! You are all so lucky to have each other, Christmas girl!!! Thanks so much for telling us about your amazing and heart-wrenching beginnings. We are so happy that we are blogging pals!
Huge Hugs, dear girl with 1000 dresses!
xo Sammie

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

What a touching puppyhood story!
Your mom sure loves you dearly, she slept on the floor with you, she cut her hair short just for you, oh my I don't know if my mom sacrifies that much!
Please go back to Riley and Star's blog, biggify the picture for a better view. You were on the frist row, Lorenza!
My mom had so much fun putting all of us in that Kodak moment photo!
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Oh Lorenza! what a beautiful story! We are so glad that your Mum is so stuborn and listened to herself and took you to the best Vet!

We hope you have a Pawsome Weekend with your Mum!

Hugs & Wiggles, Tessa

Yogui said...

Querida princesa... en cuanto a estar malitos parece que tenemos casi vidas paralales, pero aquí estamos los dos viviendo felices con nuestros papis... felicidades por ello guapetona.
Una puntualización... Aquí en España se llama Lorenzo al Sol, por tanto tu nombre (el femenino) indica lo que eres, un enorme SOL de Teckel y no una locuela... al menos así te veo yo.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Lorenza -

It was too bad that you were a sick puppy but we are glad that you are healthy now. We really like your adoption story.

We can tell how much your Mom and grandparents love you.

We are glad that you are one of our blogging buddies.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful story, Lorenza!
We are so very thankful that you are our friend!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Beautiful story Lorenza. We always knew that there was something very special about you and your mommy too.

Oh and we like your name. It's better then "Goof-ball"! That's what I call Riley.



Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. I'm stuffed.. like Tom the turkey. I hope no one wants to eat me now.

Kasha said...

Well what a scary Christmas, but a wonderful adoption story. I think you are so lucky to have such a wonderful mom that chose you and didn't give up on you! Thanks for sharing!

Twix said...

Lorenza, you certainly are the best gift ever! Mom and I are so glad your Mom ended up with a doxie...that is how you became my first furiend! You are one special girl with one terrific Mom and Grandparents! Even though you don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico it was very nice to hear your adoption story. It is always good for us to think about all the good things we have, isn't it?
We love you, your Mom, and your Grandparents!

Twix said...

Oops! I meant to tell you thanks for sharing your puppy photos. We love seeing puppies! My mom didn't have a digital camera 10 years ago when I was a pup either. I keep telling her she needs to get a scanner!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

you're such a babe lorenza...

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

That is the sweetest story ever! You have a wonderful home and your mom is great.

kalyxcorn said...

what a nice story!


Deefor said...

Thanks for telling us your story. I'm so glad your mom took such good care of you and you got well. Awww you were such a cute puppy.

BRUTUS said...

Hey Lorenza!
Sorry we haven't been around. Mom's been so busy running me around agility courses, plus has been fighting the sickies for the last 10 days! Thanks for sharing your story. So nice to see how much you mean to your humans!! You are one lucky girl!

Brutus the Frenchie

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

What a lovely adoption story, Lorenza! We are so glad (and thankful, too!) that you are with your mom now and that we get to read about and see you. :)

chloejessica said...

Such a sweet story and adorable puppy pictures!! :)