Showing posts with label Alyosha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alyosha. Show all posts

24 July 2018

Being Adopted

On 24 July 1984 I arrived in Los Angeles by way of Seoul, South Korea, and Seattle, Washington to meet my adopted forever family. On 4 February 2017 I brought my baby boy, Captain Hastings Alyosha, home from Life Animal Rescue and understood just a wee bit of the joy and wholeness that comes to a parent's heart when connected with their baby. I will forever be grateful and full of joy knowing I was chosen by the King of kings, my family and my baby boy.

Here are just a few of my favorite quotes about adoption.


09 November 2017

Trivia with Hastings: His Name


Ever wonder where Hastings got his name? Well sit down and find out! xo

Trivia with Hastings #3


08 November 2017

Dogs are NOT Accessories!

This makes me so mad/sad. A precious rescue, Raylito (golden retriever/poodle mix, 7-8 years old), was adopted in September and RETURNED :(
Raylito (C) Life Animal Rescue.
You just don't do that!! Dogs are NOT accessories you can return to the store if you change your mind. They have feelings, hearts and needs. Yes, some dogs like Raylito need some extra loving TLC. [He has kidney disease and needs a special diet and regular fluids.] But that's no excuse for "Returning" a dog like you would a purse you don't fancy anymore. Being a dog parent is tuff work so deal with it.
Hastings Alyosha on his 1st Day with us. (c) The Joyous Living.
When we adopted Hastings Alyosha in February, we were told according to the records from the San Diego Humane Society that his problems were all fixed. WRONG. We must have spent $$$ on vet visits, trying different food options, and more vet visits. Not to mention tears and feelings of incompetence. Our little boy was such a damaged boy skin and bones, crying (still does!) being picked up, having nightmares, not wanting to cuddle/hug, and scampering under chairs for a good hiding/safe place. But my parents were real heroes in my book and paid the vet bills, loved on Hastings Alyosha, and talked with Jeffrey Beri who had rescued Hastings in Thailand and was able to finally offer an eating suggestion that worked (thanks Jeffrey!).

Trust me, it was no fun time having the poor baby screaming whenever he had a bowel movement, seeing him have rectal prolapses on a constant basis, rushing him to the vet hospital at night, etc... But we loved on him and he got better thanks to all involved at the vet, Jeffrey and my amazing parents. He's still not all there but with love, we're making progress one step at a time, maybe a few backward steps but always staying positive and hopeful with love.

All this to say... we had no idea what we were getting into when we adopted Hastings Alyosha who had a clean bill of health but that doesn't mean we returned him and said 'thanks a lot folks'. No, we buckled down and did what had to be done. He was our furry baby and we were his forever home. He had been through hell and back and needed us more than ever.
Raylito. (c) Life Animal Rescue.
So my heart breaks to hear poor Raylito's story. To have had a sweet taste of freedom and a forever home only to have it taken away. Please, please, visit his page on PetFinder and consider offering him a forever home where he'll know love and comfort and safety. Amazingly, Life Animal Rescue is even offering to pay for his food and medical care for the rest of his life!! So please, can someone offer him a home??

03 November 2017

Trivia with Hastings #2

Who enjoyed Hastings Alyosha's first trivia video the other day? Well today we have an equally adorable video of Hastings showing off his favorite "game"/"pastime". What do your furry friends enjoy doing?

Enjoy x
p.s. don't forget to see Trivia with Hastings #1 if you haven't already seen the adorableness :)

01 November 2017

Trivia with Hastings!

It is a brand new month and in giving thanks for my precious furry cuddle bug, Capt. Hastings Alyosha, I wanted to share with y'all a short series on TRIVIA with HASTINGS! Enjoy xo

p.s. who saw Hastings' first Halloween video yesterday? I was so impressed with his trick or treat greeting skills. Top rate.


09 August 2017

Come Support LIFE ANIMAL RESCUE!

Remember my recent VLOG about Life Animal Rescue? Well now is your chance (if you live locally) to support this great non-profit while at the same time filling your bellies with yummy pizza, salad, bread and wine. <3
If you live near Westlake Village, California, please print this flyer and bring it in on either the 16th or 17th of August so that 20% of your bill will go to help Life Animal Rescue!! Thanks so much for Hastings Alyosha and Me!




07 August 2017

Vlog: Hastings and LIFE ANIMAL RESCUE

Hi Guys!
Been ages, I know, but what a crazy health month (more about that in my next post)...
BUT... I had a chance to film a short vlog this weekend featuring my wonderful Captain Hastings Alyosha and to brag about the great ladies at Life Animal Rescue in Agoura Hills/Westlake, California. So take a peek, please, subscribe, and say hi!
Enjoy!! <3
6 months later!! :)
Last but not least... if you have a strong stomach and want to see a little of what Captain Hastings Alyosha looked like right after being rescued, visit this video...
Until Next Time...