Monday, September 17, 2012

RIP Rebel Jedi Knight

 My handsome boy Rebel Jedi Knight has passed over the rainbow bridge.  He will be greatly missed by all of us.  He was truly a magnificent creature.  We all are still just devastated by our loss. 

He was born November 20, 2000 and died on September 11, 2012.  He was in my life from January 27, 2001 and showed me the kind of unconditional love only a dog is capable every day.

Suzy Kissing Rebel

Rebel had been acting a little off but kept bouncing back for a few weeks.  On Saturday morning, he took a serious downward turn and we rushed him in to the vet clinic.  They did some initial blood work and he was found to be having a diabetic episode resulting in ketoacidosis along with elevated liver and kidney enzymes.  The vet kept him and started an IV and treatment.  I kept in close contact with the vet over the weekend.  She thought he seemed to be improving with treatment.  However, on Tuesday morning the vet informed us that he had taken a turn for the worse overnight.  He was no longer able to get up or stand on his own and the vet was quite concerned.  We rushed in to the vet clinic.  Rebel tried to show us that he was happy to see us; however, it was evident that the spark was gone from his eyes.  We were devastated by the fact that not only could he not stand on his own and needed to be carried as he could not walk, but he could not even wag his tale.  My beautiful boy was beyond miserable, yet he tried to show us how much he loved us and had missed us.  We spent some time just loving him, petting him and talking to him.  After speaking with the vet concerning his prognosis and possible treatments, we learned that his health had dramatically deteriorated and the vet felt he would not recover.  We then made the very difficult decision to say goodbye to our much beloved Rebel.  We just could not ask him to continue suffering simply because we could not bear to say goodbye because we knew Rebel would do anything in his power to stay with us no matter how that made him suffer.  It was not a decision made or taken lightly.  We were with him at his passing over the rainbow bridge and he showed nothing but unconditional love until the very end. 

I miss my special majestic boy.  He had so much personality and love to share.  I miss him more than words can ever truly say...

Heartbroken Mommy

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Been a while...

Rebel and I have been doing well.  Sorry we haven't asked to get on Mommy's computer to write to you in a very long time, but I still wont walk on the laminate flooring so I don't get to even see the computer much.
There is so much to catch you up on.  As I mentioned I still wont walk on the floor so I spend my time inside in the master bedroom.  I also still take my hormone pill once a week.  Rebel had surgery on his eye.  He healed up well though!  He loves his time on the couch since he does walk on the laminate floor.
Here are a bunch of pictures to catch you all up!

 Rebel the Ultimate Couch Potato
 Rebel Post Removal of a Tumor on His Lower Eyelid
 Rebel Wearing His Cone of Shame (aka Vampire Protection Device)
Puppy Love

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Change of Life?

Mommy had to take me to the vet a few weeks ago.  I was having a crisis where I couldn't hold my urine when I fell asleep.  It was making me very self conscious and moody on top of causing Mommy a lot of work!

The vet tried to get a urine sample by sticking a long needle into my bladder.  They stuck me quite a few times on two separate occasions, but I guess my body just didn't cooperate and give them a sample.  They also tried to get me to tinkle in a tray... How very rude I thought!

Because they couldn't get a sample they put me on a course of antibiotics and started me on hormones too.  I stopped having accidents on the very night of my first doses of medicine.  Mommy says that it is OK that I had a problem and that it is just part of getting older.  She said that what happened is called the "Change of Life" and that ladies can have things like that happen.  She also mumbled something about hoping nothing crazy like that happens to her when she goes through the change. 

I don't mind that I will have to take medicine for the rest of my life.  I don't even realize that it is medicine since Mommy wraps it up in peperoni or some other kind of treat!

Monday, October 25, 2010


I am so happy to see the snow come!  I love the snow so much, even if Mommy and Suzy don't!  I hope that Winter is here to stay... I know that Mommy is going to get me for saying that too.  I love to stay outside and enjoy the snow and cold!  I have been trying to stay outside instead of going in when I should even as I am just enjoying it so much! 

I am one very happy "snow dog"!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Loving our Special Food

Mommy cooks special food for us because when we eat commercial dog food we can have seizures.  Mommy cooks a mixture of rice and wild game meats with whatever fresh veggies are available.  I love when we have carrots in our food!  I pick them out and set them to the side so that I can eat them last.  Yum!  Rebel just loves his food and gobbles it up super quick.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chill In The Air

There is a chill in the air and we are loving it!!  When the weather starts to turn cool again we really enjoy it.  We don't want to come inside hardly at all when the weather is like this.  We are so happy that there is a touch of Fall in the air!

Friday, August 20, 2010


Well the reason that Mommy and Grandpa were out in the garage working so much was because they were setting up for a garage sale.  At least that is what Mommy called it!!  Really it was people we didn't know going into our garage and taking stuff with them.  Mommy said that they paid for the stuff but we still were really confused about that part.  Since I don't like people I don't know getting to close to Mommy on my watch I was barking and snarling quite a bit.  Rebel didn't seem to mind but he did hang out at the gate hoping for pets I think.  He didn't get many pets though since I was telling people to get away from Mommy! 

Mommy and Daddy told me to hush quite a bit but they also told me what a good girl I was too.  They say I am the best anti-theft protection device ever!  Whatever that means!