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Mother’s Love the Bond between Milly and Mitzi !

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    I want to discuss the Bond that really began to show itself  between a Mother and Daughter, or in my case Mitzi and Milly. The love that Mitzi has always shown any and all of her puppies, was an amazing thing to share your time with and witness. Mitzi had already had 2 Litter’s including the Milly Litter , and she had shown how badly she  missed her puppies when they left our home. 


             The day after Mitzi’s first Litter had left for their new families to begin their lives, we awoke to find Mitzi just sitting in the puppies bed ………….. heart breaking I know ! I felt her pain then as I couldn’t have imagined the loss of her babies and not having the ability, to understand where they had gone or why ?? 

I also felt totally helpless, as I couldn’t help her and I don’t like that feeling ……… So I just spent time with her and she was back to her normal self , a couple of days later.


         When the 2009 Milly Litter happened, and with that Mitzi had Milly, so she didn’t have the need to grieve for her other Puppies, when they left. This was because she had Milly still with her and this meant that she never lost the entire Litter, as she had managed to  KEEP one of her babies forever with Milly !! 

           The connection between these two is an amazing spectacle to be around, and only a mother would be able to sleep through that diamond drilling  SNORING  that Miss Milly is capable to doing. It does show us though that, when something as frightening as Milly;s Accident.  Its not just the Humans who are in Shock, but the Injured Puppies Mother is Mentally Scared as well !!!  and Mitzi will actually go hysterical if Milly is out of her sight even to this day !!


Mother’s Love !!

              Then we come to Mitzi’s 2010 Litter and this time she would have a helping hand, and we were worried as Milly is and was NUT’S in every single way !! So I really did not know whether Mitzi would permit her daughter to be around her new babies ?? Or if Milly would be jealous of the new arrivals, as she was used to having her Mummy all to herself.  Especially as they had never been without each other, apart from when Milly was being treated for her accident, these two had always been together !!

Mitzi and Milly are very similar in so many ways, they both have a sweetness and a generousness of spirit. But Mitzi show’s us through silly little things how her “
 Puppy Farm ” start in life, has made her slightly neurotic and unbalanced.  While Milly has been through the most traumatic event, that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.  But this little girl even though she has been through so much, she is so much more balanced emotionally than her Mummy and it show’s itself in various way’s.

An example that explains what I mean about these two, is that Milly will quite willingly be left on her own if her Mummy is elsewhere. But her Mother Mitzi will totally go into a complete emotional wreck, if Milly is out of sight for more than a minute !! But it’s more than that Milly will actually calm her own mother  down when she ever get’s over anxious or hysterical !!! In a true Cesar Millan way this bonker’s Darth Vader Puglet will, actually nip her own hysterical mother, and snaps her back into the real world !!

This goes to show that even when Milly acts the fool her balanced home upbringing, has made her into a much more stable dog. While her mother who for appearance sake is the much calmer of the pair to the untrained eye ?? But in real state of thing’s she has way more 
 ISSUE’S  than her Daughter who looks to all to be a complete  FOOL  !!! She is actually the more  ” Normal ”  balanced one of this funny partnership, that is this Mother and Daughter duo.


Mitzi, Milly and Blaise from Mitzi’s Last Litter !

                   We then come back to Mitzi’s 2010 Litter and this was when Milly Shocked us all with the amazing Calmness and total love of  her younger Sibling’s. When Mitzi was drawing closer to her time, and she was  well …………. Enormous  !?!   This is a slight understatement,  by the time she was ready to have the babies she was so fat I feared she would  POP  !! 

But then she did have  
12  puppies inside her, that were just waiting to arrive with us asap. We sadly lost 2 puppies during the Birth which is always a loss, but for a Pugalier I think that 10 puppies is enough for a mummy to raise ??       For Mitzi the loss of these 2 puppies was keenly felt !


         The puppies had actually been born over 2 day’s, as there were so many of them.   The loss of the 2 puppies it always is a sad experience, but it’s something that does occur especially in such a large litter. When Mitzi had passed her last puppy, I settled down to take a breather as I’d been awake for nearly 3 days, as Mitzi had started huffing and puffing for ages before we had our first Puglet ! 


The all of a sudden Mitzi gets up from her puppies, so I thought she must want to go outside ??


         But nope she didn’t want to go outside she was hunting and searching for something ??    She went upstairs, downstairs and she’s squeaking , sniffing and is obviously looking for something ??   Then I click what she is doing and what she is hunting for, her 2 babies that had not survived …….. She is getting herself into a complete state, and it was really upsetting to watch her go through this loss of 2 babies, that she knew that she had given birth to !!


        I knew that when Mitzi get’s a bee into her bonnet, she is not easily distracted,  nor is she easy to be calmed down . Once I realised what she was looking for I went into my daughter’s bedroom, and secretly got 2 little toy’s from her bedroom !!       I then put one toy on the floor and Mitzi grabbed it, and carried it downstairs and put it in with her babies !!    


        I dropped another on the floor and she ran back upstairs picked it up, and ran back down put her 2nd puppy into the bed and promptly went to sleep !!!


This Picture was taken about 5 minute’s after her hunting session ! and Please Check Out the 2 Strange looking Puglet’s that Mitzi adopted as her own !!!


          Mitzi took these two   ” Well lets say 2 sort of Puglet’s ! ”   into her nest and treated them exactly like her other’s

                  ” Let’s say  REAL  LIFE  PUGLET’S  !!! ” 


            They were washed and polished by her and snuggled in with all of her other babies !! One day when Dai was helping,   I asked him to change the blanket under the babies !! and we put the babies in a box while we sort out bedding etc …… Well when he put the babies back into the bed, 


    He left  Ladybird Puglet  and  Stuffed Dog Puglet  on the floor !!! 


         She  GLARED  at him as if he was a  COMPLETE  IDIOT  !! 


      She got out of her bed Glared at him again, she picked up Ladybird Puglet and put her in bed !! and got out again Glared and Huffed this time and Picked up Stuffed Dog Puglet and carried him back to bed with his other Brother’s and Sister’s !!! She loved these two surrogate Puppies as much as she loved her other’s !! and she would get very offended if anyone else didn’t treat them as such !! 


          Mitzi used to watch as I cleaned and weighed the babies, and was always making sure I did whatever I was doing at the time, I did it with ………………… 


              ALL  OF  HER  BABIES !!! 


       Our poor Miss Mitzi Moogle’s raised this entire litter, of 10 Puppies without any assistance, apart from a lil bit of help from me and her nutty Daughter Miss Milly Mooz. Who I must admit surprised us all with the way, that she took on the job as a general nursemaid and baby sitter !! Milly was amazing with these puppies and her mother allowed her, to be completely entwined into the raising of these puppies !! 


Milly and the 2010 litter Babysitting !!

             The bond that Mitzi and her daughter Milly have is an incredible thing to observe, and the trust that Mitzi had with her normally completely nut’s Daughter Milly just goes to show the unbelievable bond that these 2 share.  One of the  funniest thing that I have ever witnessed, was with this mother and daughter team in action, a few hours after these puppies had been born.

Mitzi and her 10 babies were in the bed in front of the fire in our front room, just relaxing and keeping toastie !! Milly had not really been allowed to get involved with this litter so far, as I had wanted Mitzi to have a peaceful space to have her puppies and just bond. So she was just resting and enjoying some piece and quiet after the whole Birthing experience, and then Milly arrived …………..


Leo with his Siblings at 5 days Old <3


      This was Leo and Sibling’s who now lives in New York City !!!


                  This was the first time that Mitzi had seen Milly since she had given birth and we didn’t know what to expect ?? A normal mother is very protective and wouldn’t take kindly to a 1 year old nutter, getting involved with her puppies be her a Daughter or not ! Milly walked up to the bed and poked her head in to see what was making such funny noises ?? Mitzi moved her body around her puppies so her back was shielding her puppies !! Milly moved around the side to continue to nose ……. 

With this a grumble came out of Mitzi,  well this didn’t worry Milly in one lil bit !! With us watching on just in case something bad happened,  I let them continue with the game they were playing. Well I wish I had filmed this as it was worthy of an Oscar !! Milly moved to the side of the bed and just sat there and Mitzi continued to mutter under her breath. Milly did not bat an eyelid ………. she moved closer to the bed, not once looking at her mother ??

Mitzi was still grumbling  and Milly moved one back leg into the bed, with her head turned away from her mother !!! Mitzi still moaning and then Milly moved there sideways. and moved her front leg into the bed !   Now Milly is normally a jump right in and I don’t care who I land on sort of Girl, so the slowness just added to our amazement and humour. 

Milly moved her 3rd leg in and then her whole body, and if you can imagine a Great Dane squeezing itself into a match box, then you have got a good idea of how
 Tiny Milly Made Herself !! The whole time she had not once looked at her mother, and her mother had not once stopped Growling !! But the sight of Milly with her head turned away, and herself into the Tiny Space in this bed, and she had not once trod or moved a puppy once !!! 

Mitzi looked over at her daughter who was obviously Sooooooo
  STUPID  !! as she should have listened to her Mother and Just Stayed Away from her new and improved Babies !! But obviously the bang on her head had affected her, that even when she growled at her daughter she didn’t cotton on !!!

Mitzi Glared at her Daughter ……… Huffed and promptly fell asleep !! We looked over at Milly who is still in this lil Tiny space and as we look at her ………… she almost Smiles and wiggles her lil tail and then just like her Mother, she then also fell asleep !!

It was not only one of the funniest thing’s I have ever seen, but more than that It Show’s Us the 
TOTAL TRUST that these two share, and it was an unbelievable scene,  and one that my family or I will never forget or ever witness again.


Film of Milly and her younger brothers and sisters !

Milly with Bert and Jammie from the 2010 Litter <3

                   Milly with her younger Brother’s and Sister’s !!!


                It just go to prove that A Mother’s Love is Always Un~Dying   and it show’s us how the Bond of Motherhood will forsake all the ……..  


               NORMAL  ANIMAL  BOUNDARIES that are normally held in place. Such as the fact that a Mother will never allow, another dog into their protected Den when they have a litter of New Born Puppies. 

But Milly has this total innocence and has this ability that even when other Dog’s who normally 
 HATE any other Dog’s will actually Like Milly !! She is probably the sweetest Dog I have ever known with this Childlike attitude and the most wonderful happiness and endearing personality. Which makes her impossible to be angry with or fail to fall in love with ……….


            I think it’s this spirit that allowed her Mother to believe that Milly would never Harm her new puppies in any sort of way !!


        Here are Lot’s of  Picture’s of the 2010 Puglets !

                But there was 10 of them …………. 






Penelope and Mummy.





Milly and Pongo.


Class of 2010.


Babysitting Puglet’s


Bert and Milly.



Leo and Mummy.



Pongo and Mummy.




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 I have found the hardest part of this Post is figuring out what to call it……. May seem weird as I know what the concept is , and I  know what I’m going to write about.  Normally the problem is figuring what particular Manic Tale,  I’m going to bombard you all with,  at this time or that time  🙂  

        But nope this time its the Title …. I had originally called this piece,

Justifying  the  Cost ….. Verses …… Your  Own  Need  for  your  Pet !

      Which I know is a mouthful, and it’s more than that and I didn’t want it to be just about, if you Love your Pet so much, you’d do anything to get them treatment. 

Or If you don’t have the Money,  then You Don’t Love Your Pet !

       Because if you are here to get help, or catch a Glimpse of how to deal with Cancer, or whether your Dog is a viable candidate for Amputation and Chemotherapy. Then I already know you love your pet, so that is not what this piece is about …… there is no Judgement Here, and as always I am talking through, my own thoughts and parts of my life stories.

        I just want to talk about the reactions that I have come across, from my own Family Friends and People in Passing. Talking about how they feel with me paying out so much, for just a few months more with Fizzles.  Justifying using all my profit on a 9 week old Puppy worth £650-00, as was the case for our Milly Mooz. Who’s story is told in the last 3 Posts on this blog, telling her Miracle Tale and her Saviour, who’s decision after a 15 minute meeting with Milly and I, that led to his wonderful Gift, in Giving Milly the Chance of Life  <3


Milly with her Mummy Mitzi 2 Weeks before her Accident ! <3


             Virtually every breeder I have spoken to, and most of my Family Member’s and Friends, have felt and told me that they would, never have paid for Milly to be fixed ……….. I’m sure I’m not alone in my thinking and those of you out there, who have read her story would understand why, I tried every avenue to save this little Puglet ! 


     The question is was I justified in doing it ??? 


             I myself feel that I would have paid anything to set her right,  and that is where I find myself in Dangerous Territory.  Because when is it time to say that your head,  is more important than your heart ……….  

          This is something that I feel very hard to understand, because the Love for my animals leads me to, Jump in Boiling Water without Armbands nor Kevlar Clothing ! Its also leads me to get to a point, where I would almost have no lengths,  that I wouldn’t go to  ????   


            The fact that I have always Insured my animals, has led to these decision making times, a little bit easier.  But when you have to pay 10% of a vet bill, which is in the Ten’s of thousands,  its still an awful lot of money ! and with Fizzle’s Monthly Payment’s of £75-00,  it still causes a big dent in anyone’s Bank Statement,  at the end of the Month !  Getting your pet’s insured I believe is a must, and its something that I tell all my Puppy Families to do, as most vet bills are huge, and most people’s Purse Strings are  NOT  !!!

          It is something that I feel very strongly about, as I would never have been able to Keep My Fizzly, with me for as long as I did. In fact in all eventualities,  I would have probably had to have her put to sleep when she was 15 Months Old.  When her Crutiate Ligament went, in the same Leg that, she developed the Bone Cancer in 5 Years Later !!  I must admit the Irony of paying for the BEST operation,  for the Crutiate Surgery instead of Amputating the affected Leg,  is  NOT lost on me. 

           Especially as Fizzles may still be here,  had she had that leg removed ……  instead of having the leg altered and fixed !!  Its something that has made me wonder, especially once you start writing things down on Paper, or in my case Laptop !!   When writing you seem to spend more time wondering, and contemplating and my contemplation is,  had I not had her insured I would have picked the Amputation,  and then ……….


    Would  Fizzly still  be  with  me  now  ???


                Fizzly and My Daughter Emma  <3


           My feelings regarding my animals is found to be slightly abnormal,  by most of my own family, and most of my friend’s.  But it is found  Completely  Alien to the whole of Dai’s Family,  who don’t have animals as pets, which I find myself find utterly, completely and  TOTALLY ALIEN !!  What I have found during my Blogging Adventure,  is the contrasting and varied opinions that I have found on the Few Sites that I have used to share my stories. 

           This is something that I have found confusing, and sometimes really upsetting, and the fact that the Site’s I have used are supposedly, Animal friendly based and Non~Judgemental !!  The fact that anyone would judge someone else’s stories or their actions is beyond me. It goes against the grain of what I was trying to achieve in the first place, which is helping others who find themselves, in the same place as Fizzle’s and I during her Battle with Cancer.

           I have spoken about the trials and tribulations, that I have found myself in, while starting this Blogging Lark from the beginning.  But what I have found is that one site in particular, seemed to attract some seriously judgemental, and in my eyes not so nice people ! When I made the choice to have animals in my life, I take that very seriously. This  is how I feel everyone should be, when they take the monumental decision, to bring an animal into their lives and homes. 

         It’s something that I try to instil into my puppy families, that Insurance is a major part of being a good pet owner, as we are not all as lucky as our Milly was that day.  The question is though when does it become too much …….  I believe this is a personal choice !!  Its when your head must overtake your heart, but with insurance this is something that will ensure that your heart will always be able to win ! Its just a shame that not all battles can be won, and not all hearts will be left unbroken </3 


              This is Molly and she is Milly’s Daughter  <3

She shows us how Milly’s Gift of Life was a Truly magical one <3


           My own feelings regarding paying for Milly, was that she was my puppy ….. even though she had been chosen by a Family.  I would have done everything in my power, to help this 9 week old puppy,  because I knew she wanted to fight and was a survivor !!  It didn’t even occur to me to have her put down instantly, and I am pleased for that fact, because it was proved utterly correct. Milly may snort everywhere, Snore Like a Jet Plane and Sneeze her nose clean !! 


Disgusting !! and I must get it on film for you all to see 😛 ) 


Milly is one of the most amazing dogs. its been my pleasure to own and …..


 I Love her Completely ! 


          Fizzle’s though was a completely different story and her Life was a source of constant highs and devastating Low’s. For all the people who know me, Fizz was  a source of ……….


OMG  your  paying  HOW  MUCH  for  WHAT  ??


        I will freely admit that Fizzle’s was probably a Gold Plated Rottweiler, but to me she was worth every penny ! I would have paid anything, to have kept her with me for as long as possible, but this was not why, I paid for all her various Treatments through her too short life.  I paid for those treatments to stop her from Dying as the case at 8 Months ( Twisted Bowel ) then Pain the Crutiate Ligament ( 15 Months ) and to prevent further Damage, and hopefully preventing Arthritis ?? 


        Then when she contracted Bone Cancer, I decided on the Amputation which I felt would stop her pain instantly, and its something I feel very strongly about.  The further treatment was so I could keep her with me for as long as possible ( Selfish Maybe ? Understandable Oh Yes ! )  But it was also because I knew, ( much like with Milly ) that my Fizzly was not ready to give up, and she was a fighter and she wasn’t ready to go, and I knew she would tell me when she had enough ! 


         This mean’t that I would fight for as long as she wanted to, and I would be there for her when she decided to end her battle. This is the hardest part of being a Pet Owner, its when you have to put your pets needs, above your own heart needs.  Its not easy but its the most important decision, that you will ever have to make, once you bring that lil Bundle of Fur into your home that first day ! 


          It is the worst decision to make, and its why I tried everything to keep Fizz with me Longer, as this decision was the hardest thing I have ever had to do ……..  But it is an important lesson to learn is the fact that sometimes Money / Head / Heart Pay no heed.  This is because no amount of money will change the fact, that the time will come when you will know that your pet is ready to end their battle.  Nothing upsets me more when you hear, about pets being kept around for their owners benefit, and their pets needs are second in importance !


         I would have fought until the final moments if I knew that Fizz was still wanting to fight her battle and I would have paid for the privilege.  Fizz showed me the true meaning of courage and the price of love and in the end what are the most important things in life.  Money really doesn’t buy you happiness nor should it take over your life, Life is the important point.  


         Living life ……. Loving life, and doing it with the courage, that would see a mother pulling a car off her fallen child, or standing 18 hours after your leg is amputated !  Moments such as this are worth all the Money in the World, and moments like this change your entire world. These precious memories will show you how your order of importance, will change dramatically and your pets acceptance and bravery will leave you speechless and in awe !!


How could you put a Final Spending Figure on that !

  Head ….. Heart ……. For Me Heart wins Every Time <3


                   My Fizzle’s ….  My Heart ……. Always  <3




Milly’s Miracle Story Part 3.

 I would Firstly like to Thank , Jerry,Rene and Jim,  also Magnum and Karen 🙂

        For always being so kind in your support, of my manic Posts and allowing me to always do my own Thang !!! It is truly appreciated, and your comments always make me feel very welcome, and also for not minding when I go AWOL and for taking Oh So  Long to answer your lovely comments and actually finishing my nutty posts 🙂 

So as you all want to know what happened to Milly I will now SHUT UP so you can read the final part of her Story 😛

  Love Zena, Milly Mooz ( There’s a Little hint !!) and my Fizzly in Spirit xoxox


So there we were on our way to collect Milly and X~rays from the Surgery, then we had to Condense a 4 hour Journey into a 2 hour Journey and …………. What was it ???

       Oh Yes !! She May Stop BREATHING !!

             We get to our Surgery and Damien is there waiting for us !! With the X~rays and Directions to the Hospital, and a scrap of paper with the Specialists Name, and Where we should meet him !! I must admit that I didn’t really care about anything else apart from, Milly may stop Breathing and 

  Whether this Top Most Surgeon, would be able to tell Damien what to do ………

             So he could MEND my lil Puglet ??

So then I get told the
 BEST  news of all ……. this poor lil Puglet who was only  9  weeks old, had NOT had any PAIN  RELIEF !!  since that morning.  As It was not known whether the Hospital Big Wig’s, would want to test her at all, and so they had asked for her to not have any pain relief just in case ??? 

Our Milly was then wrapped up in a Blanket that I brought for her, and we got the,

             “ What to do if she stops Breathing Talk !!! ” 

           Which I would not recommend for anyone , As soon as my lil girlie see’s me her eye’s light up, and her lil wiggle butt gets going !! It will never cease to amaze me how animals have this ability to just  ACCEPT  THINGS,  and please remember this Baby,  had only been alive for 63 Days and she still had the love for me, to try to please me as I came towards her ……..  

      That is what  LOVE  is ………….     and we  DARE  to say we, 

       Are the  MOST  INTELLIGENT  THINGS  on this  PLANET ?


          Milly and her Brothers, 2 Days before her Accident !


          We walked out of the Surgery with Milly wrapped up in a Blanket, and by the time we get into the car with Milly, and start up the car to get going its now almost 2~45pm. So our Stop Clock was down to 1 hour and 45 Minutes ??? a Doddle don’t you think !

Dai’s skills as a Stunt or Rally Driver came into play once again, and we made it to the M4 in record time , but that was no~where near where we needed to be. We passed everything on that M4 that was ahead of us,  and we were making record time and then we met 
 THEM !!   just by CARDIFF ??? 

      Hells Angels now those of you who have met these Biker Dudes, on a Motorway will know exactly what I’m talking about ……they spread themselves over the entire  3  BLOODY  LANES,  Please excuse my wording !!! 

       But by the time we met them, I could tell that Milly, was really in pain and her breathing was getting Shallow ………… 

I looked at Dai,  then out the windscreen at these Bloody Hells Angels, which are spread over all the lanes ! and I just say …………..


DRIVE through them Now ………

       For those of you who are of the Male Persuasion, will know that when dealing with your wife or lady partner when she is Going to  BLOW !! 

You know that it’s safer for you to drive over Hells Angels than deal with a Hysterical Woman in the confinements of a small
 CAR !  I don’t think I’m joking, when I say I think we must have run over,  6 of them like a load of Hedgehogs !! 

 By the time we got to the 7th the whole lot of them moved ……….. 

        It was like the  PARTING  OF  THE  WAVES !!! 

        It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen ?? 

          We looked at each other and down at Milly, and for the first time in hours we actually laughed ! and then we just Drove Straight Through, the middle of them and onwards. I don’t know how we got to the Severn Bridge in the time, but we were just going through the Bridge at about 3~50pm.

       I do believe that we must have had a Divine Wind Pushing us along faster.

We continue on are way and are making good time, and then it happens …..

           TRAFFIC  JAM !! 

            We were something like 15 minutes away and we were stuck in bumper to bumper TRAFFIC. I just burst into tears ???  I was crying and saying that they would be closed and we’d miss the Specialist and it’s Friday. So they wouldn’t be open there tomorrow, and then Milly would not be able to be seen until Monday !!

To make matters even worse, Milly was going starting to go in and out of continuousness, with the higher Pain as she was being bounced around, even though I was trying to almost float her in my arms …………….

You may have guessed I was slightly hysterical and not thinking clearly ????  

Especially when Dai says very Calmly, 

Why don’t you ring them and tell them we are almost here but are in Traffic ???  

 I know …… but I was a lil stressed out ?

 Don’t you just hate it when they are right ! 

So I ring up and this man answers the phone, and I go into the whole story and how we would be late, but please could you wait as Milly was poorly, and she needed him to see her ??

Well either he’s married or just used to hysterical women, but he just says 
Don’t Worry he’s there and he will wait for us to come. So Calming myself a lil bit and beginning to breathe easier, we continue on our journey and then almost spiritually, the cars start moving and we are then on our way again !!

We arrive at the Hospital by 5~15pm and there’s Security Gates and Guards, and so many places to drive too ??  We spoke to a Guard and he showed us where to go, and that the Doctor would come out to meet us in the car park, when he knows we have arrived. 

By this time my lil baby is breathing quicker as she was in a lot of pain, she hadn’t had pain killers. since that morning and its now almost 5~30pm. I just wanted her to be seen and for him to hopefully, tell us that he knew what to do and she could be saved ! Plus the fact that he would even see Milly and give his opinion was truly amazing. 

        Considering Damien told us that normally to just walk in his office it was,

           £2000-00 ……. Yep he’s that good and that expensive !!

It seemed ages that we were parked and waiting for him to come out ……. then we see a man walking towards us and he doesn’t look like a top most expensive surgeon type ??    He’s in jeans and a shirt and he casually walks over, and we get out and I almost kiss him. But I thought he may think I’m slightly Strange !! 

        I was just so happy that he would even look at my Puglet, and that maybe he would be able to her. 

He gets to us and say’s


 ” I’m really Sorry, But I haven’t Shaved, as he’d been in Surgery All Day !! ” 

I turned to him and said

                                       ” Well I’m Sorry but could you go and shave, because I couldn’t talk to him about Milly until he was TIDY !!! “

He just burst out laughing and at that point I knew, he would be able to sort my lil Puglet, if anyone in the whole world could he would be the one !! But I still had the sinking feeling that he would say that the damage was too bad, or she was too small …………

We follow him into the building and he takes us into a examining room. and asks me to put Milly on the table so he could look at her. I put her down and stood back feeling incredibly sick, now this lil baby as some of you will all know.  That I have all my babies by 5 weeks old, they are  trained, and they
 SIT  STAY  AND  WAIT  for their Dinner,  it’s something that helps me to control them easily and teaches them manners ! 

So when I put her on the table, where she was Standing and I said to her to ……. 

                          ……….. Sit Down and Stay !



     Here’s a film showing how good Milly,George and Sidney,

                           were at Sitting and Staying !!


           When I tell her, to sit and stay she does instantly ( as they all did as shown in the film above )  All the while the Specialist is watching me, and then watching Milly !  He just stands back and smiles, as this lil Puglet sitting and she never once stopped looking at me, and she just sat there.  

He walks up to her shaking his head, and he suddenly kneels on the floor and opens her mouth. This  9 week old puppy who hadn’t had pain killers for hours, just let him open her mouth wide open, and allows him to look for a while inside her mouth. 

No Turning her head, No trying to close her mouth, and Amazingly not once showing an ounce of pain ???


     He looks over at me and says ”  This  REALLY   is an Incredible Dog, “

I just say ” I know ? “

He then Looks again into her mouth and says,

               ” This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen ? ” 

He then asks me whether I had seen this properly ?

I replied 

 ” NOPE, as the last time I saw her, her face was exploding with Blood !! “

He calls me over to have a look, so I kneel next to him on the floor as you do, with the Best Surgeon in Britain !! Well when I look in her mouth, behind her Canine Teeth the entire top of her mouth had completely snapped in half …….. 

        Right behind the Canine teeth it was snapped in a straight line and the only thing holding the front portion of her mouth was the Gums from her front teeth !!! 

He was right it was amazing, question was did he have any idea’s to save her life or was this the end for my Milly ??


 Milly kept this Sweetness, and Complete Trust Always  <3


               Well we both get up and he says he want’s to, examine her again with a light and other things, He turns to me and says


 ” Can you hold her, because I can see that she is happier when you are holding her ? “

With that I pick up my Puggly and I’m holding her and looking down at her …….. then this puppy who had all these things happen to her and being without Pain killers ……. this little Puppy Looks up at me and reaches up and starts kissing and Licking me on my face ??? 

She was in so much pain and had suffered so much, and with her mouth broken in half, this amazing baby opens her broken mouth and gives  
ME KISSES !!  well I just burst into tears yet again ??? 

The Specialist turns to me and says …..

” Your Vet Told Me About You ?? and I can see exactly what he 


    Dai asks  ” Is it that she is Totally Nuts !! ”  Charming I thought ?

He replies  ” Nope ” …… but leaves it as that ?

He then continues looking at Milly and all the while he is writing things down and drawing lil pictures and I’m beginning to worry as his list is getting larger and larger ?? 

All of a sudden he stops and says ” 
Ok I can mend her !! “

I promptly start welling up again. 

He then asks  ” Did I care if she did not looked totally perfect ?

I said  ” I didn’t care what she looked like just so she was mended, and would not be in constant pain and wouldn’t need lots of follow up surgeries as she grew ? “

He said  ”  He would try to make her as gorgeous as he could, but he thought that One Surgery would be all she required ! “

He then went into how he will need to have 3 other Specialists, a Nose and Throat Guy,  Bone Guy and another Plastic’s Guy  ??   We will have to firstly X~ray her and she will have to have reconstruction and her Jaw will have to be Wired as Its Shifted and the List Just Continued ……………. 

Dai looks as white as a sheet and is thinking she is going to make me sell my Organs and the Car ???

I’m just crushed cos I don’t know how I could Justify the cost …………….. and I’m beginning to have this almighty sinking feeling.

He turns to me and says ” Ok it will Roughly be Around the 
£10,000~00 figure ??? ”  I just sunk completely.

He looks at me and Milly she’s just watching me and had no clue what was going on she was just happy to be with her Mummy !! 

Then these words come out of his mouth ……..


      ” Don’t Worry About the Cost ……… This ONES ON ME !!! “

    You will need to pay for the equipment and anything we use ……. but it will be Under your £2000-00 with that You Guessed it I completely Burst into Tears and this time I did kiss him !!!

I think he got the message about how thankful I was through the crying and kisses and from Milly’s point of view, she didn’t even think all this Fuss was about her, she just enjoyed taking in the scene and me giving her cuddles and kisses !!

He said he would take her from me and that she would be fine with him and he promised to take extra special care of her cos she was my baby !!  I made him promise that he would ring me the moment that he had Operated on her.


  With that he was gone off with my Milly, and ……… 

        We were left to take it all in ……….. and go home ?? 


Milly and Her Brother George the Day before her Accident !


                    Once again I was left completely shocked and to be honest, I just didn’t know what to say or do ? After all we had been through, I just couldn’t believe that Milly was going to be alright , well that she stood a better chance as long as she made it through the operation. But she had made it through this far and he was sure she would be fine so ……..

We drove straight home and it was late by the time we got back and of course Ben and Emma were there. Waiting for all the info on Milly, even though I had already rung them to say that she was to be staying there and was to be treated. I went to sleep that night feeling hopeful that our Milly would be sorted.

I rang first thing the next morning and I was given to the specialist, he said that there had been a big fight happening as we spoke !!! I asked why and he states that as it was a teaching hospital, all the students wanted to be in on such a unusual operation, and witness an operation, that the school had never seen before !! 

But he then said that wasn’t the main argument ………… he said that all the various Specialists were almost begging him, to allow them to be in on Milly’s operation ??? I asked was it for the same reason ??  he said nope apparently they had never had such a young puppy in the hospital, and they had virtually never had any young dogs let alone a  9 week old puppy !!! 

So all the surgeons, nurses and anaesthetist were 
 NOT  arguing over the special operation they were arguing over which ones would be involved in the operation, as they had all fallen in  LOVE  with Milly, and they wanted to be there just because of her !!!

In fact he said that Money Bribes and Drawing Straws were being contemplated !! and not only that but she hadn’t spent a moment inside her cage since the moment we had left ??? As all the Staff were taking turns holding her while she slept !! He then said that right at this moment 2 specialists were bribing each other over which one would hold her next !!!

He then said that he would be doing the operation soon and he would phone me as soon as he had finished up !! So I was back to the waiting game ………. Patience is a Virtue ???   Once again I was left sitting by the phone and clock watching ……….. it doesn’t work !

Two Hours Later the phone rings and he gives me the news that the operation went better than he could have possibly hoped and her Jaw would be a lil bit wonky but she would be a lot better looking than he thought before the surgery !!  Apparently she was still very swollen and it would probably take months for her face to settle down, but basically she was …….. 
 Perfect !!!

Guess what I was crying once again …….. I know I’m very emotional , but to be honest I don’t really care and I have always said the time to stop breeding puppies is when you don’t cry when they leave your home to go onto their new life !!! and I still cry when my babies go so ……….. 

He tells me that he knows that I’m happy even though I’m crying and yep I was very happy  : )

He then asks me what am I feeding her as they would try to feed her a lil bit just to make sure she was mended correctly !! I told him she eats Rice Pudding ……. He asks Rice Pudding ???  Yep she has Rice Pudding for Breakfast and also could he makes sure it’s warmed up as she doesn’t like it cold !!! 

He says ” Of Course She Doesn’t  !!! ”     and Starts laughing ~ 
cheeky I thought 

He then asks did she need to have a specific Brand ??  I told him to be quiet if all he was gonna do is make fun of 
ME ???  I tell him nope she doesn’t mind what brand. But Please make sure its warmed, but check its not too warm as I wouldn’t want her burn’t !!

With him continuing to chuckle he says he will get a nurse to call me later and let me know how Milly was doing as he was in Surgery all day. I thanked him again and went to tell everyone the good new’s that Milly was going to be
 OK !!!



Milly and Her Siblings Eating Rice Pudding !!

            Milly and her Siblings eating their Rice Pudding Film  🙂 

The Black Cloud lifted I phoned Damien and promptly started crying as I don’t know what he said to the specialist about me ……….. but it had worked, and more than that my Milly was going to be fine  : ) and I wanted to Thank him So Much because he had gone out of his way to get my baby better. He got all flustered and said Don’t be silly he didn’t do anything, but he was very pleased that she was going to be just fine.

Later that day we get the phone call from the Nurse and she said that Milly had eaten, and they were very pleased with her, and they thought that she would be able to be picked up the next day !!

She also wanted to tell me, while the specialist was out of the room, that she didn’t know what I or Milly had done to him ???   But after he had got off the phone from me that morning, he apparently had taken off his scrubs collected his Keys he’d then driven off in his car. 

He had come back with a few tins of Rice Pudding !! and not only that, 

But he had then warmed up the Rice Pudding  

and then had spoon fed the Rice Pudding to Milly ~ 

She did not think he had known where the kitchen in the hospital was before that, as normally he can’t even make himself a coffee. But she has seen everything now and she said she didn’t think she would ever see the like again !!

Well the rest as we say is History …….. we collected our Milly the very next day and we didn’t see the specialist, as he had been called away to America on an emergency operation ? 

When Milly had been home for a couple of days , The phone rang and It was the specialist !! 

He said ”  He had never done this before ~ But Milly and I had left such an impression on him, that he could not get us out of his mind !! and he wanted to apologise for not being there, when we collected Milly ?? “


     I couldn’t believe that he wanted to apologise for his absence ???  I told him he had given me Milly back, and if he ever decided that he would want a Puglet Ever he knew my number, and there would be a Baby waiting for him  INSTANTLY !!  and ………. 

I could never repay him for what he had done for  

          As for Milly she came on leaps and bounds she has some breathing problems and gets a runny and blocked nose, which over the years she has learn’t to sneeze her nose clean !!! Delightful I know !

She breathes like Darth Vader,  and well her Snoring should get her in the Record Books, but apart from that she is still the bravest Puglet ever, and still has the sweetest and most lovable personality I have ever known !


           Here are some Pictures of Milly around 2 weeks after her Operation and some older one’s and a film of Milly when she was One and Babysitting her younger Brother Oscar !!!            

Milly 2 weeks after her Operation !

Milly and her Mummy Mitzi !!

Milly 2 weeks after her Operation !!

Milly and her little brother Oscar ! Please excuse the Constant Nattering by ME !!

                Milly and her Younger Brother Oscar !!


Milly and her Best Friend My Son Ben !!


Milly and her Younger Brother Pongo !!


Milly and her Son Humphrey

Milly’s Miracle Story ! Part 2 (Just for Labsrus who is as Patient as Me :P )

So Milly was taken off the table and rushed out of the room, I was left standing completely numb and totally shocked. Still crying and shaking as the full enormity of the situation started to sink in, Dai led me out of the vets and we then returned home …….  we didn’t speak and I think we were both in so much shock, I don’t know how he drove home cos I don’t think I would have been able ??

       Its always the quiet ones who seem to be able to hold everything together, mind you I think he had to cope cos I wasn’t doing that well !!



             This was Milly (Pink Bandana) George (Spotty Bandana) 

                                    and  Sidney (Black Bandana) 

             This Picture was taken a couple of Days before her Accident !


                We arrive home and are greeted at the door by some very quiet children, and for you that know my lot that is a record cos my children are anything but quiet ?? To be fair they were amazing and at the ages of 14 and 12  they were a total credit and I was very proud of both of them. Not only were they still standing there, but they had Cleaned up the entire Blood Bath. 

        They had also managed to find Sidney who was apparently trying to dig to China from behind the television set !! George who was trying and failing to get back into their bed the last time I saw him, had also calmed down. Mainly due to the fact that while Ben sorted the kitchen carnage, Emma had held Sidney and George on her lap and cuddled them until Ben had finished cleaning !!

        They had then sat on the chairs each holding a baby and cuddled them until we got back, so as we pulled up 2 shocked kids and 2 calmed down Puglets greeted us at the door. I told them the basic’s about how Sian had been there for Milly , I didn’t tell them about the 50/50 or Lower odds ! there are some things that need to be hidden from Babies of all ages !

       First thing I did was go and apologise to Fizzles ……. she was sitting in her bed looking all confused. I sat by her and she climbed on my lap all 10 stone of Muscle Bound Baby, and I just sat with her and my numbness easing. This is what I miss about not having my Fizzly around, she was my rock and we had this incredible connection. Whenever I was sad or low I would just BE with my Fizzles, neither of us needed to say anything. We just needed to be next to each other and she was my strength and I was hers.

      But I’m off topic again ! so I sat for 10 minutes and got myself together, I went to the shower and tried to wash the blood off everything that was covered ! I got out of the shower on time for Sian’s phone call, She said that it looked like she had damaged her inside of her mouth ?? and it was definitely not a bite, even though neither of us had thought it was. 

       She was having oxygen and fluids and they’d given her pain relief and a blood Transfusion. They also still didn’t think her chances were very good, but they would have to see if she went into shock or not ??

       I got off the phone and had 3 expectant faces looking at me, so I said she was feeling a bit better and she was sleeping ?? I then gave the look to Dai ……… and we left the room and I told him it all ! Sian had also asked if she was insured as if she needed an operation it would be expensive ?? 

       Now as I told you in part 1 I microchip the puppies in their NEW   families name and Address, well when you microchip a dog you get 4 weeks free insurance ??


        Dai rang them and this is where I get my butt bitten …… they would not pay for anything for her as she wasn’t at the same address as her form !      


        Brilliant Isn’t IT !!

      The next few hours were a blur and I just sat by the phone waiting …….. then Damien rang he’s another vet, and he’s always accepted me as a total nut case, which is probably not far off it ! He rang and told us to come and see him, when we arrive at the Surgery we are taken in to see Milly. 

       Well Oh my …… she was lying in a oxygen tent and she was so tiny. Her entire face was so swollen she didn’t even look like a dog any more it was awful. 

        I walk over to her and I call her BUBB~A~LUB its how I call all my babies,  when I want their attention ?? She opens her lil pug eyes and her lil tail starts wiggling and she tries to crawl over to me, but her tube’s won’t let her. I put my arm in and stroke her and her lil tail is wiggling, she closes her eye’s and just settles instantly. 

         Well as normal I’m crying and Damien whose completely used to me just smiles at Dai, and Dai just shakes his head !!!

       Damien then explains that they don’t really know what was wrong with her as they didn’t want to do much to her as they were scared she would go into Shock and then not recover ?? But she was breathing unaided which was a good sign, but her face was so swollen they couldn’t see what was what ?? 

 If she made it for a couple of hours they would X~ray her and see what had actually happened to her ??

      Damien then asks was she insured  ?? I point out the whole Insurance Conversation ??? 

            But I said I didn’t care if they could do something then I wanted it done !! I told him that I had £2000-00 that was my share of the profits from the litter and that if he could do something for around that then just Do IT !!

             He said that he’d try to help her but he wasn’t promising ……… I said I don’t care about the money just make her better !! Damien knew how I felt about my puppies ….. especially after I was given this lil Corgi Puppy whose mother had died, and it had then been left to virtually die in a box ??? 

             My friend had called me and told me the story, and within 5 Minutes I had told her go there and pick it up !!

 I hand reared this lil baby feeding her every 2 hours ~ 24 hourly !!

      But because she hadn’t been fed for such a long time and hadn’t been cared for……. After 2 weeks of bottle feeding her she developed a twisted gut !! 

      Now Damien was with me when I asked the owner of the puppy whether they would pay for her operation ………. they said NO and they then demanded that she had to be put to sleep !! 

        I was left totally heart broken…….. I said there and then that if she had been my puppy,  I would have paid for the operation without thinking twice…… Damien had then said that he knew I would have, so he knew that I would never give up on any animal of mine, and 


  I was not prepared to give up on Milly ….. NOW.


              We left our lil Milly Mooz to rest up, and Damien say’s there is nothing else they can do, it depends on her will power, and whether she went into Shock over night ??? 

          But if  had made it this far she was a lil fighter, and they were not gonna give up on her either. He would then X~ray her in the morning, and we would see what we were looking at then ?    I was told to go home, rest up and he’d phone me in the morning, as soon as he knew something.

     After a sleepless night I woke early to find Milly’s Mum, hunting around the house for her 3rd Puppy, its something that is really hard to watch. There is no way that you can explain to her, as to where Milly was or what had happened to her ?? But she knew something had happened and she wanted her baby back.

          I ring first thing in the morning and I get told that this lil brave girl had survived the night, and Damien would be X~raying her first thing, and he’d ring me back as soon as he knew more. I am probably admit to being the most  IMPATIENT  person I know  !! 

           But God I hate waiting around its a complete nightmare for me and a part of me that will never change, no matter how many Camomile Tea’s that I drink ! Well I waited and waited eventually …………..


       Damien rings me ……… he said that Milly’s entire Palate of her mouth had been shoved up through the roof of her mouth and burst through all her nasal Cavity ????  and yep it’s as bad as it sound’s and worse !! It is something that I had never heard of happening, and it’s something that NONE of the Vet’s in the Surgery had heard of either. 

      With my voice breaking and my heart racing I ask him the question ……. can you do anything for her ???


He say he doesn’t know …… not very helpful Damien !!! 


                 But what he is thinking about doing is ringing up the leading Veterinary Place, that has Britain’s highest trained Specialists / Surgeons.  What he wanted to do, was to ask them to Look at the X~rays and then get them to TELL HIM, 

            What and How to try to mend the Damage, that Milly had  DONE  TO  HERSELF !!  and if I would let him , he would then try to do what they suggested ??? 

         I told him, that I would allow him to try anything, and if they would tell him their suggestions then I of Course would want him to do it. I thanked him Soooo Much for trying to help and I would let him do whatever he thought was best for our lil Milly……. as I was not prepared to give up on the special lil girl. 

           Milly had shown us, her true fighter  SPIRIT,  and I was going to go as far as she would,  to get her better. Damien says he will contact the Surgeons and get back to me  ASAP.

        Over two hour’s later at around 2~30pm I get the call from Damien, He said he had spoken to the Specialist and that they wanted us to take the X~rays, and  MILLY  to the actual Veterinary Hospital. and to have a meeting with the Top Surgeon at the Place !!  

        They also Wanted to see us in The  Hospital  by  4~30pm  we were to come to the Surgery, ASAP to collect Milly and her Stuff.


       Also they needed to tell me what to do if she stopped………

       BREATHING  on  the  JOURNEY !! 

       For us to collect her X~rays and Milly herself, and then go to The Hospital in less than 2 Hours and not to WORRY because he said that the Specialist said that they would charge me less that the £2000-00 for him to take a look at Milly !!!


       Who Cares About Money ……. 


             What About The Stopping Breathing ??? 


and…………  the 2 hour’s time Frame when We lived over 4 hours away from the Hospital ???

     And What About The Stopping  BREATHING  !!!! …………… 

  These are some Films of  Milly Before her  Accident  !!


Milly Film before her Accident <3

                             Milly Before Her Accident <3


Milly Film with her Sister Jet <3

                                  Milly and Jet 


Milly and her Mummy Mitzi Moogles <3

                                  Milly and Mummy 


Milly and her Mummy <3

                                  Milly and Mummy <3




Milly’s Miracle Story ! Part 1

                     Now I know Milly is not a Rottweiler, nor has she suffered from Bone Cancer, or had a leg amputated.  So you may wonder why I would post this on here, when this Page is about a Rottweiler named Fizzle’s. My Fizzly, who battled Gallantly through Amputation, Chemotherapy and continued to astound everyone.           

           With her amazing zest for life and a Spirit, that has Continued to Shine even after her passing and I hopefully can tell her Story. I just want to be able to continue her Story, and show how her life mattered, and if I can help others who come here and read through these Pages, then I will do her the Justice that her Life should Warrant.            


           But this Story shows that you don’t have to be a Rottweiler, to show great heart and unbelievable strength of Spirit. It also shows us that sometimes miracles do happen, and they happen to the smallest of creatures as well as the giants.            

                In my eyes Milly showed us what a true Survivor is all about, and greatness happens through acts of courage, and an amazing ability to survive ………… read it because if any dog was worthy of being an Honorary Rottweiler ? Then ……………..  


 I believe that this little girl deserves that honour <3

                   This was Fizzle’s and Milly’s Sister Ruby, 

             Just to show you how truly Amazing My Fizzly was.  

    This Picture Captures the very Essence, of my Beautiful and 

         Courageous Spirit that was,  My Very Own Fizzly <3


                     Milly’s Miracle Story !! Part 1


Milly is my Pugalier’s Mitzi’s Puppy from her 2009 Litter, I joke around about how Awful this seriously Bonkers Puglet is ……….. But to be honest I had this instant bond with this Seal~Point Puggly, and even though all my family members claim, that she never made an impression on any of them.

           I adored this laid back and funny lil girl, and to be honest I was secretly glad that her sale’s kept falling through !

          I wrote about the 2009 Milly Litter, and this falling through of her new home’s happened 3 times and it’s something that has never happened before or since.      

              So I guess that Milly was destined to be our’s ! It would have been a whole lot better for my psychological benefit had she just whispered in my ear …….


 Instead of scaring the life out of me with her accident !!! 

Milly before her Accident !

                      I’m jumping ahead of myself again !! So back again, as I mentioned above Milly had been chosen by 3 families already. One of these families was actually Jet’s family as they couldn’t decide on which puppy they wanted and then they made the choice of Jet ! Another family then decided on her, but to be honest I didn’t CLICK instantly with them as something was off ???

                    So after thinking it over and them messing me about, I told them that I didn’t think that Milly was right for them ! 

         ( I will never sell a puppy to anyone who I don’t instantly like and I always go with my GUT INSTINCTS in every aspect of my life !! )

      Then her other New Home Wanabee was, that she was going to be a Birthday present for a woman, from her boyfriend and they then split up ??? 

      We then found a lovely girl who picked our Milly, but she wouldn’t be able to pick her up before 10 weeks old, so as we were already keeping George and Sidney for a bit longer as George’s family were on Honeymoon, and Sidney’s were only able to pick him up till he was 9 weeks old, due to work commitments. 


          I was fully prepared to keep Cariad ( welsh word for Love ) this was the name the new owners of Milly had picked for her !! So Miss Cariad was staying a bit longer and that was fine with me. 

        As people who have had my puppies will know that not only do I give my puppies the 1st Full Inoculation, but I also get all my puppies Micro Chipped. I also get them Micro Chipped in their new homes address and name, as I think it’s disgusting that you pay more for the transfer of Name, than I pay for the Micro Chipping in the first place !!! 


       This is something that as this Story continue’s will come back to bite me on the butt !!!

         So we settled in with the Terrible Triplet’s and life continued as normal, I took pictures and films constantly and tried to install some manner’s into 3 Rambunctious  Puglet’s !! As you can see from this lil film !!  Getting puppies to sit stay and wait for their dinner makes them better behaved, respectful and make’s picture taking a whole lot easier, you can see what I mean if you go to my Other Blog, as this deals with the 2010 Litter Story,  which was a total of 10 puppies !!!!    

Milly, George and Sidney Eating with Manners !!

                                     Eating with Manner’s !!  

As life continued as normal, waking up by 6am to keep Puglet’s Clean, Comfy and Fed !! We passed each morning the same way, until the day that Milly decided to shock us !! As the puppies were older and busier they were allowed to run around all over and be the puppies that they were !!

       We did the same thing every morning and every day, and then it happened and to this day no~one, not I nor the Specialist and even my vet ……… No~one in fact the only one that really know’s is Milly and 


       She Ain’t Telling No~one no matter how many time’s we ask !!!   

        So I turn around to get the puppies food !!! When all hell erupts the 3 Puppies are screaming and Fizz coming racing into the kitchen aggressively barking ( Thinking back on it now I think She must have thought we were being attacked, and was coming into protect us and the babies  ??? )

 ……  Now anyone who knows dogs and volatile situations when there are Dogs or Puppies Screaming then whoever is screaming louder is normally the one that’s going to be attacked !! 


          When you have a situation like this the main thing is to get the most dangerous dog out of the way first and then deal with the screamer !!! 

         At this point I screamed at Fizz and threw something at her she then runs out of the kitchen with a Look of 

             I didn’t do anything why, You screaming at me ????   

         But right at that moment I didn’t know what had happened and I didn’t know whether Fizzly had done anything or NOT ?? So at that moment I just wanted to get rid of the biggest Danger and that was My Fizzles !!

                I then looked down on the floor to see what the Bloody Hell was going on !!!  I looked around and Milly was Screaming in pain ……. I spun around to see George trying to jump back into their bed ??? and Sidney was nowhere to be seen ???? 

         I pick up Milly who has gone quiet ………. Almost instantly her face literally explodes ??? I can’t ever exaggerate this story, I don’t need too her face exploded with BLOOD !! Now I’m a medical person and I’m also the first point of Call  for anyone who know’s me,  whenever a child cracks their head open or a dog runs through barbed wire …… they call me !! 


         So I Don’t Panic ……. Well believe me I  PANICKED !

         Milly is beginning to choke on the Blood and is not able to breathe, I run to my drawer in the room where I keep my kitchen towels. I pull the drawer so hard that the whole thing pulls out towels and the complete drawer itself, it smashes into pieces !! 

        All this time I’m holding Milly upside down so the blood is pouring everywhere and she’s continuing to choke. I pick up one of the towels and wrap it around her face while still keeping her upside down so she can hopefully breathe a lil better !!

        While I’m doing this Ben and Emma come running from their bedrooms, I think Ben came down the stairs in 2 jumps ! while getting her upside down and the towel around her head , I’m screaming orders out like a Drill Sergeant ……….. I send Emma to find Sidney, Ben to put Fizz away and then Find George and for them both to check them over in case they are injured too ??

        I get Dai to phone the vet’s bearing in mind its 6am ………… Now to this day we don’t know exactly what Milly did ?? But my only conclusion at that precise instant the only thing that I thought, could have happened is that My Fizzly had bitten her face …….. that was the only thing I thought was possible to have caused that much damage and So much BLOOD !!

       He’s on the phone talking to the Vet’s Call Centre and he’s talking,  but he’s not making any head way and he’s not doing it FAST enough !!!!! 

       We live in the middle of nowhere and I know that this lil  9 week old puppy is Dying in my arms,  and I wasn’t waiting around,  to get this stupid Call woman to get her act sorted out ? 

      I grab the phone and just Yell into it ……. It’s Zena I have a  9 week old pug puppy who has had  its face Bitten off by a  F*****G  Rottweiler and I want a Vet in the Surgery by 10 minutes ( Not very ladylike but ……… I don’t really care ? )

 I scream at Dai get the key’s and drive, I tell the kid’s to sort out the other babies and we will be back ……………. I don’t know when. 

                     All this must have happened in less that 3 Minute’s !!!

      With that I’m still holding Milly upside down and she’s still pouring with Blood and she’s Choking to DEATH !!! I jump in the car with Milly who is still gushing blood. I bend her over, so that the Blood is pouring out of her and not into her Lung’s and Dai starts the car and we are off ! 

       All the while I’m looking her over and I can’t find any puncture wounds anywhere …… the blood seems to be pouring out from INSIDE her Mouth not from her face ?? The thought’s of Fizz actually biting her were  falling by the way as

1) there was no puncture wound’s 


2) Basically we were talking about Fizz ??? She wouldn’t hurt anything unless it was hurting someone or something she loved !!


3) Milly was STILL ALIVE ???     If a Rottweiler had bitten a 9 week old Pug Puppy then that puppy wouldn’t just have Puncture Wound’s ……. She wouldn’t have had a head ??

           But at this particular time it was the least of my worries ?        Right now I needed to get to my vet’s within the next 10 minute’s or before this lil lady choked to death on her own  Blood or suffered  Brain Damage from the loss of Blood !!!  

  ( Mind most people who know Milly would say we were too late for the Brain Damage Part !!! )

       We needed to get to our vet’s ASAP and the vet’s is 20 minute’s away and this lil Puglet is beginning to show signs of not breathing. Well if  Dai  was ever called up as a Stunt Driver he may well get the Job ! Because we got to the Vet’s in under 10 minute’s, and we ran through 2 Red Light’s at Traffic Road Works !!


       Though I think if a policeman was to pull us over for Speeding and had looked in the car and was to have seen our Milly as she was just then …. 

He would have given us an Police Escort with Blue Flashing Lights !!

           With Milly still hanging upside down, and the towel completely soaked in Blood and I looked like a Chain Saw Massacre Wannabe ?? I must admit that Sian the Vet who greeted us at the door and was  NOT   FAZED in the slightest, and we must have looked a  COMPLETE  MESS  !!

         Now my Vet’s know me very well, so when Sian saw me in such a state she knew Something was very very BAD !!  and she hadn’t got that bit Wrong not in the slightest  !!

         She looked at me and said ok What ??  I put this lil Might on the Table and she’s Gasping for Breath, I unwrap the towel, and there’s this lil  9 week old puppy, who had been white around 15 minutes before, was now totally covered in Blood, and looked to me like she was fading fast !!

                I explain to Sian quickly that I had thought Fizz had done it, and she who knew my Fizzles said Not Fizz !! I said I didn’t think so as I was checking her for Punctures or Similar Things, and had found nothing ?? She also agreed that a puppy would not have been alive had a Rottweiler actually Bitten her ??

       So I said she’s bleeding from inside her mouth and I don’t know if she had fallen or what ?? Sian say’s She’s amazed that she was Still Alive and I’d done a Good Job ……. with that I burst into tears. 

       Sian said she would put her in an oxygen tent, and she’d need a Blood Fusion Transplant and its 50/50 if she lived or died ?? For me to go home and wash, Calm down and she’d ring me ASAP with more news ??



Fizzly and the Puggly Babies ! Milly is the White one 🙂

     My Fizzly and Milly and all !!

Make sure you check out Milly before her accident, she is the only White one and she was not in anyway scared of My Fizzles !!!


First Week after the Amputation Part 1

The first week after your pet has their limb removed, is full of total panic and worrying moments, and no matter how many people tell you, that your doing a Brilliant Job and everything your doing is Perfect !


       You  will  Still  Doubt  It ………… that is perfectly normal and completely understandable.

               It also show’s everyone around you just how much you love your pet. If anyone says to you,  that its a Doddle and your silly worrying,  then they either didn’t watch their dog at all, or they slept through the entire week !!!

       I do not claim to be an expert in all things  ” Amputated “

       But I have lived it and I did it on my own, and believe me it was  Scary,  Worrying,  Panic  Ridden, Tiring  and  Totally  Emotionally  Draining ………… 

  More than that its is also …….. Awe Inspiring,  Amazing,  Spiritual,  Rewarding,  Life  Bonding,  Humbling  and   A Completely  Profound  Experience,  that will leave with a  Total  Admiration  of  What it means ………..


               To be DOG and how to Live and  LOVE  LIFE  !

        The Courage that your Pet will show you daily will astound you, the acceptance of their Amputation and Illness will enhance your link with this animal, it will be a life transforming experience that you will learn from, never forget and will forever hold this incredible animal in a special part of your heart.


Fizz showed us daily, how Incredible she Truly Was !


             From the moment Fizz walked into our home she proved, that she was going to show all the doubter’s wrong,  and she would do it with style !! This does not mean that the first week,  was a bed of Roses, but I suppose it could have gone worse. I have posted already on My Tip’s For Amputation, that can be found on the side of the page, but I want to talk to you about my first week, when Fizzle’s had her leg removed.


           The First thing I would recommend for anyone, when they embark on this monumental journey, of Life with a 3 Legged dog.  Is to find somewhere that you can talk to ” Normal People ” and get advice or help with question’s, or just a friendly place to just vent out your emotions. I did this on my own and there, is only so much that you can bottle inside yourself,  and only so much help or advice that friends, or family can give you. 

           If you are honest I don’t think you really, want to off load on your partner or children, as when you become a parent,  you want to hide your deepest worries, away from your children.  As you try, to be strong so they don’t get upset. This then leads you down a very lonely path, of hiding your emotions and keeping those, darkest thoughts pushed back, deep into your mind. 

         So my first advice for coping, is find someone who has been through it, and know’s how your feeling. This was the whole idea for starting on this journey of Blogging, to be that place that I had needed, when my Fizzle’s first became ill. So if you are going through this alone then I’m here, please just message me on the Bottom and I will try to be that place. The place that I needed when my Fizzle’s, was first diagnosed and her following and courageous battle with Bone Cancer.

          This Place Tripawds  is a Site that I would have welcomed with open arms 🙂  The people on this site this,  deal with Amputations, Cancers, Accidents and Illnesses of all sorts which mean,  that your beloved Pet has had an Amputation. Everyone here is  going through,  the same trauma as you are now, or have lived it like My Fizzly and I. These people are a fountain of knowledge, and you wouldn’t find a nicer bunch of animal lovers, if you looked forever !! I have a few regrets regarding my Fizzle’s, and not finding this site before Fizzly passed is one of them  🙂  

          The first week with Fizzles was one that I will never forget, the fact that we had set up the garden, and had laid down Carpets,  Everywhere ….. Even outside on the deck much to our Coal man’s amusement !! This made the possibility of her slipping less likely, even though she did manage to slip a couple of times, which almost made me have a complete heart attack ! Firstly don’t panic if your dog does fall, because if you never fall ……. how will we learn to pick ourselves up again !


My Fizzle’s on her 2nd Day after Amputation!

We also had fenced off area’s like by our pond, and narrow paths where I thought she may slip,  or become stuck, as she wouldn’t be able to turn herself around easily.  This would come back to bite me a couple of times that first week, and would also show me how stubborn a certain Black and Tan girl was !!! We were very lucky with our Fizzle’s, because she was so mobile so quickly, as I don’t think it would have been easy, for us to have, had to carry that Fatty around the Garden in a Papoose !

           The most scary of all things amputated,  are actually the most Basic, and things like  Walking,  Eating, Pain,  Chewing  Stitches  Out.  Then the most  Basic of all,  and  the  Highest Worry of all,  and something that I hadn’t even thought about, which was how would  Fizzle’s  manage to  ” Go to the Loo  ” !!  I hadn’t even thought about the concept as to how,  does a Rottweiler go to the Loo ……. when they only have 1 back leg ??                 


        With regards to the falling over and walking , Fizzle’s sorted this out for herself, as she was walking virtually unaided, as soon as she was allowed to start moving ! So we made sure that the carpets laying around on, could be slippery surfaces so this made the chance of slipping less, than if we’d left the floors uncovered.  She still needed help to get up and standing, so the cot bumper came into use once again, and I would recommend a Cot Bumper as it worked really well 🙂 

                      Those of you who have read the previous posts will know, that Fizzly had the Sticky Plaster still half hanging over the incision, as she had made it totally obvious that she wouldn’t want it pulling off any time soon !  So I figured for the first night I would leave it on, especially as I knew that Our Fizzle’s, was a Chewer of Stitches !!! So for the first night I thought that more protection, would take 1st Place to the possibility of catching shaved skin running at 2nd.

          Once we had caught our breath, it was decided that we would see, if she wanted to go to the loo so to speak ! So with me in the lead as normal and Dai supporting her, with the Cot Bumper we opened the back door, and we made a sort of Grande Entrance into the Garden. Well her look at the fenced in area’s and carpeted deck, was met with some serious amusement from our Fizzly, as if to say I hope you didn’t pay anyone for this Mess !!

          But she moved onward and of course her beeline was for the Pond, which was out of her reach as I, was so worried she may fall into the pond …….. She looked up at me and just huffed, with that she decided to turn herself around, much to the panic of the 2 humans  IN  CHARGE  !!!! Once we had gained enough control to turn in her direction, she then set off at a Galloping Hop. She hopped over the carpeted deck like a gazelle, and virtually dragged us into her room ( Sun Room on the side of our house !)

         She headed to her room and virtually ran into her space, and promptly decided that she’d had enough, and  jumped onto her bed which we had put a double duvet so that she would be clean and comfy. She then decided to just curled herself around,  and lay down on her NEW DUVET  as if was the most normal thing in the world.  I almost fainted at the obvious lack of worrying about falling over, and opening her stitches and the fact that this dog had run, and then jumped onto the bed, and then had just thrown herself into a lying position  !!!!!

This was the Face that Greeted us right, at that Moment !!! Cow Bag !

                 I have no idea what I expected from Fizzly, when we brought her home but if I’m honest, I already knew she was an incredible dog.  But when your thrown into this fog~like state, when Cancer come’s into your world, I don’t think anything is ever ” NORMAL ” again. Right at this moment so many thought’s were rushing into my mind ?

Does she need to be lying in a different place and not on her incision ?

Is she hurting and does she need a Pill ? 

Did she want to go to the Loo ? 

Was she hungry as she hadn’t eaten ?

Should I Super Glue her Mouth Shut, so she couldn’t chew her Stitches !!!  

Should I stay with her watching her 24/7 ……………. 

              These were only a few of the thoughts, and I could feel myself getting more and more worked up, this is when that knowledge of anyone, who had been through this would have helped me ! But I didn’t have anyone to ask and the panic was rising ………  

              Then Dai said ” Ok Put her Flower Pot on her head, and let her have a lil rest, we will feed her in a bit and get her up again for a wee ??? “


Don’t you just hate it, when they are Calmer than you, and start talking more sense !! ……..

                            Of course I wasn’t happy about leaving her, and I had to push her water Bowl Closer,  and puff up her covers,  make sure the Flower Pot was secure,  and then give her kisses and cuddles !!   I was basically dragged, out of the room kicking and screaming ……. maybe a lil over Dramatic,  but I think I put my point across !  Fizzly almost breathed a sigh of relief, when I was forced out of her room ……. Ungrateful Moo Bag that she was  🙂 


           So actually I think I acted totally reasonably,  and was totally  Justified in my almost  ”  Total  Mental  Break~Down  ! ”   Told you I was the perfect place to come to, when your dog is going through these life changing Stages !  All of these thought’s that were flooding into my brain right then,  have flooded through any other people’s Brain’s,  if they have gone through the, Trauma of having a Pet’s Limb Removed.  They are totally…………. 


Justified Thought’s because we all love our Pet’s ……. It’s as Simple as that 🙂 


           What you have to realise that its this  LOVE,  that will see you through the first moments of Panic, at the thought of being totally in control of a 3 Legged Dog. Your pet will show you how truly amazing they really are, and I promise that those first few moments of worry,  fright and Panic. Will turn into a total,  and breath~Taking Roller Coaster of a ride, it will be hard, nerve racking and plain exhausting. But the things that you will gain,  from this whole experience will be unmeasurable ………


  You will truly know,  what it means to be dog, and its your Dog’s gift to you ………


                            This incredible acceptance and plain courage,  Your Pet will show you what life truly means, and you will be changed forever, and this is the start of this learning curve.  Who better to teach you than your beloved Pet,  who is also your Very Best Friend,  and this Pathway will enhance your life and spirit. It will prove that their is a higher Power, and its shown to you daily, but now you will truly believe. That there is definitely something, out there otherwise why would you be given this GIFT !! 


Fizzly with our Litter of Puglet’s !

                 My Fizzly who shared her Gift of Love to every person,

                                  or animal that she ever Met in Life !!


Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas …. A Very Happy New Year and Lots of Love to All …



            I would Firstly Like to Thank Everyone who has taken the time to come here and read my Blog 🙂       It has been a whole lot of fun, and I hope you have enjoyed reading my Stories and Posts ! I didn’t know in the beginning whether this would work, or even if anyone who be Interested, in My Manic Stories and variety of side Tracks !! 


               This has turned my life completely upside down and all in a good way ! Though I’m sure my family are slightly fed up with my constant questions,  asks for Proof Reading,  and the General Tap Tapping with me,  on my Son’s Lap Top !!   He will get it back when I have run out of Stories !!! So My Ben ……. God Knows when you will get it back as I can talk forever ……… which I’m sure you will all know this by now 🙂


For those who have read My Post on ” Why I disappear for days “, will understand why My Family have requested, that I leave my Blog and concentrate on just relaxing. With the Christmas Holidays Just around the corner, and with the extra work that all Parents know, that runs along side all the Christmas Trimmings !!! 



           They have asked for me to slow down a little bit and take some time to recharge my batteries, so to speak !!  To be honest though I would never admit it 🙂 I have been finding it a little bit hard these days,  as I seem to try to fit everything in and continue with my Blogs !! So I think maybe it is a good idea to take a few days off ?? For those of you who haven’t read that Post then this is the Link to that Story ! 


Why My Family want me to Rest Up 🙂    


          It will explain why they are worried about me,  and asking me to take a couple of weeks off the Blogging Lark !!!


            So I suggest if you are bored then have a look at my other Blog, as there are other stories and tails that you may enjoy 🙂 You will find the Links on the Side of this Page.


   I will be back after the Holidays or maybe before …….  If I can get away with it 🙂 


                               All I have left to say is Thank You so much, for taking time out of your busy lives to read my stories and Posts. Please leave suggestions or questions and I will start new Posts in the New Year !!


                        I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and a Lovely New Year …… though with everything that has happened in the last week or so 🙁  

Maybe we should all be Saying,  to everyone we meet this Holiday, 


Peace On Earth and Good Will …. To All Men, Women, Animal’s and Especially Children <3

Lots of love to all,

             Love Zena and Fizzly in Spirit xoxox



Pictures and Films of My Fizzle’s :)

Picture’s and Films of My Fizzles, Just because I want you to see how gorgeous My Fizzly was 🙂

My Fizz.

Fizzle’s and Emma ~ Total Love 

Fizzle’s and Ben were always Best Mate’s 

Fizz who never lost her Smile.




                                                     Fizz and Ruby Roo.

Fizzly and the 2009 Puglets         VIDEO  on YOU TUBE

                                                  Fizz and the 2009 Litter of Puglet’s

Fizz and Mitzi Mooz.

Fizz and Emma.

Fizz and Ben.

My Beautiful Girl.

Film of Fizzly with the 2009 Puglets ! This film shows people how truly Special My Fizzly was and why I fought so hard to keep her xoxox

Fizzle’s with Babies.

Fizz, Ben and Mitzi.

Fizz and Tiggy in Fizz’s First Snow.

Fizz and Emma.

Fizz at 5 months old 


You’s Stinky !!

My Best Friend.

Our Biggest Protectors !

I wrote this article for my other Blog and I know it’s not about Amputation or Illness, But its about Dogs and the way that they will protect their family without being taught, and how the various Protectors use Various Levels of PROTECTION !!!

I hope you enjoy it as I think its one of my better articles,  so I thought for this time I would tell you about my other dogs,  and my life with my Protectors, and of course My Biggest Protector My Fizzly,  is one of the many that have had an impression through my life 🙂


I have been surrounded by animals my entire life with many various sort’s from Snail’s to ferret’s to horse’s all types and all sizes ……… but most predominantly were DOG’S. When we were growing up we had many dog’s of all types, but mainly working breeds like Labrador’s, Spaniels and Jack Russell Terrier’s. This was because my dad used to train Gun Dog’s for his own use as he was a Game Keeper among his many other Title’s !! 

          Not only did he train Gun Dog’s for his own use, but he became the person to come to when anyone wanted a Gun Dog Trained !!  He trained some very rich peoples dogs not least the owner of  N.C.P or National Car Parks the multi story Car Parks found all over Britain !!  I learn’t my dog training method’s by watching him, and just watching how he was around dog’s of all type’s and temperaments. 

        His ability to get Gun Shy dogs, to become full working dog’s was incredible thing to witness. I hope that I am able to instil in my own dog’s and puppies a small part of the confidence, that my dad used to inspire in any dog’s he worked with. I will go into training and the ability to control a dog by just being a certain way and in my word’s  MEAN  WHAT  YOU  SAY  !! which I tell everyone who has a puppy of mine, or whenever anyone  Meet’s Our Milly Mooz !

These were my own dog’s but they were also either trained by my dad, or puppies from some of his working dog’s.

            But I’m not talking about training I’m talking about whether Dog’s need to be trained to protect or are some dog’s instinct’s to protect their immediate family, in some breeds without them being formally trained. ??  I personally have never trained my dog’s to protect my family or home they have all just been naturally protective, so I believe that if your dog’s love you and your family, they will then protect all instantly without any sort of official  TRAINING !!

         When my sister and I were younger we were lucky enough to live in the middle of the country surrounded by wood’s which for young children is a paradise !! Now I have children of my own, I understand  my Dad’s point of view, that 2 little blonde haired girls would not have been safe on their own, alone in the Glory Wood’s as they were called !! Although these wood’s were a children’s haven, there are also the Not so NICE  People around the place, no matter how beautiful the woods may have been, in the eye’s of a child.

         So we had a ” Heidi ” it was not a sort of Machine Gun !! It was a yellow Labrador, my Dad trained our protector Heidi, who had 2 job’s she was a Brilliant Gun Dog apart from Squirrels !! ( Long Story for another day ! ) 

 But her main  JOB was protecting 2 lil Blonde haired Girls !!! 

              My Dad trained this yellow Labrador as our Bodyguard and she took her job very seriously !

              But whenever we went out anywhere we took Heidi with us and then my family knew we would be safe.  As no~one could get even close to us , without Heidi reacting and she did react very well.  Not violently but she would politely make sure that anyone coming too close would not be greeted with KISSES !!!


           One example of Heidi protection detail, was when we were on our way home through the wood’s, and it was getting on towards dusk and in a wood’s that means its quite dark ??  We could see ahead of us a Man walking towards us, all you could really see was a outline, and the fact that he was holding a cigarette in his hand. 

             Well my sister and I began to feel a lil anxious as you do when your young ! but before we had a chance to say anything to Heidi she had left us ??? She ran ahead and pinned this man up against a tree, she didn’t touch him in any way but she made him stay still. We then walked past him and Heidi and as soon as we had passed by, she promptly left him standing by the tree and ran to catch up with us and safely took us home !!!

            We never once felt any sort of danger no matter when or where we went, as long as we had Heidi with us. But even more than that my parents always knew that no harm would ever come to us, as long as we had Heidi by our side ! Now Heidi was taught to be our Body Guard and she knew, that she would not think twice about giving her own life to protect either me or my sister.

                I believe that Heidi would have protected us instantly without any training, and she would have defended us anyway. But she was also taught with word’s which my Dad taught to my sister and I in case something ever happened, we would speak the word’s and she would have reacted instantly. So her protective side was always with her, but she was trained to word’s to react when needed that I think is the only difference in her training to protect and her natural Instinct’s to  PROTECT  !!

           I have always had Big Dog’s in my life so I have always relied on the fact that I would be safe, as when a large dog love’s you they will protect you. The Picture above show’s my Springer Spaniel Jermima , my Westie Hannah and my Chocolate Labrador Coco, now my Dad always said you should always have a lil dog with Big Dog !! As a Lil Dog has better hearing and a Large dog has better teeth !! 

          Well when I had children, the protection Detail became Coco as the other 2 were useless !! But this is an example of the Natural Protector, as I never once Trained Coco to protect, she was a natural. Especially around Ben these 2 were Best Friends and always together in the Garden, Ben would even ride Coco around the Garden like a small Shetland Pony !! But Coco took the care of Ben to a whole other level, she would watch him constantly and would react instantly !


            Now for those of you who know my house, you will know that my dog’s have to wait in the Kitchen, until they are allowed to go into the rest of the house ! Well Coco would lie with her nose resting on the edge of the divide between the Kitchen and the Hall to the rest of the house. Ben was playing out the front garden one day, while I was finishing off his lunch. 

           Well Ben has never been the shyest of children ??  He would constantly stand on our little fence that surrounds out front Garden, just checking the world out as you do when your very young ! While Coco would lie with her nose on the edge of the hall and just watch, She would stay there and just WATCH out for Ben for as long as he was out the front.

               Ben would be looking out the garden and start yelling to anyone who he could see around the place !! He would actually Yell  OUT  at the top of his Voice to any man that he saw  ” HELLO  DADDY  !!! ”   Which everyone who knew me found highly entertaining ……. and left more than a few men with shocked faces !!

Well it was one of these Hello Daddy Moments that Coco went into  PROTECTOR  MODE !
         This poor man had just been trying to deliver a parcel to a neighbours house, while Ben was standing on his Fence as normal, and as this man walked past Ben. He put out his hand to pat Ben on the head as he passed our Fence ?? With that Instant Coco suddenly growled and then  JUMPED  UP  and  RAN  !!   I turn around to see this Chocolate Labrador Jumping over 2 Fences and Pinning this Poor Man up against the wall that runs by the side of our Car Park area !!

        Luckily my dog’s listen instantly so I screamed  DOWN  !! and with that she went down straight away , but she remained in front of Ben !  Luckily this man didn’t have a heart attack and he understood why she did it, and she hadn’t touched him in any bad way.  But she had put her feet on him and held him on the wall, and had listened instantly. Coco’s actions showed that the Natural Protectors can show the Control and Restraint,  that a Trained Protector is taught to show when they have been highly trained to protect. 

       Now we talk about the Protector’s who are Naturally Protective  BUT  Don’t show the same  DEGREE OF  RESTRAINT  !!   Namely Fizz and the Rottweiler Breed !!!

         By the time Fizz was 15 month’s she was enormous and absolutely stunning with a lovable personality that made everybody love her ! My savage Rottweiler spent her life watching over my children Ben and Emma like a hawk and God help anyone who upset them ?? 


            She became their Guardian Angel and when we went on walks she would walk beside me, but her head and eye’s would constantly change direction’s. As she would watch where they were and you could see her thought process ” OK mum’s next to me ,Ben’s over there and Emma’s there ” , this would be how she spent her entire walk !! Just watching and if someone came close to her Protection Detail then her whole demeanour would change, her chest would come out and if looks could kill, then anybody that was looking at her babies had better close their eye’s ??

        She didn’t need to show any form of aggression as her size and look was enough to keep anyone at arms length and woe betide anyone who tried to hurt anyone she loved. This Dog would not have only died to save someone she loved without a thought to herself. But more scarily she would have  killed  anything that tried to hurt me or my family and she would do it without thinking TWICE.  These are the most dangerous Protector’s of all, and one’s that need to be handled hard and you need to have absolute  CONTROL  OVER !!

             Fizz showed my family and I, the extent of the lengths that she would go through to defend in this case Me !  We had these most revolting neighbours that thank goodness have moved !! But to say that Fizz didn’t like them would be an understatement, mainly due to the abuse they used to give their young child !! Fizz did not like people who shouted at children !!

            They had a Dog and you know the statement No Bad Dog’s Just Bad OWNER’S ? well they mean’t them when it was invented !! Well their dog had it been raised by any other person would have in all realities been a really sweet dog ! But when your raised with Violence you become Violent ? 

                  So this Dog had already bitten a few people, but I was outside in my front garden and then the   ” Adam’s Family ?!? ” arrived home and let their dog out of the car !! As usual no lead and definitely NO CONTROL ! 

               Fizz was at this point in the back garden !!! well this dog comes running over to me Barking and Growling, I was quite prepared to give it a good kick up the Butt !! I mean I deal with 10 stone Rottweiler why would I be scared of a Cross Collie !!

             I had no real plan’s as I knew this dog would never actually touch me and those people who know me will know why !! I just stood my ground and then  IT  ARRIVED  !! FIZZ 

            Fizz had obviously heard the dog barking at me and she had Broken through 3 GATE’S !! Yes that’s correct this Rottweiler Just Smashed her way through 2 Large Gates.  She  then had obviously put her head down and literally lifted the entire  Last  Gate off  its hinges, well she actually Broke the Hinges off the GATE. Fizz had also Smashed the Bolt off and then had …………


           This happened in second’s and by the time I had my head around the fact that she was   OUT !! She had herself on top of this dog and she was planning on making a Hot Dog out of it !!!

             But she wasn’t waiting around for the Roll !! 

This is the moment when you find out if your dog has listened to anything you hope you have taught them ………… I just stood there and said  Ok  ENOUGH  and  GET  IN  NOW  !!!

            Luckily for the Cross Collie and the Revolting Neighbours this 10 Stone Rottweiler had been correctly brought up, she got off him and just calmly walked away and back into our Garden ! But this show’s that a Aggressive Breeds Reaction is always  MEAN’T  and they don’t ever just give a  WARNING and they would  DIE  without thinking  BUT  more than likely they would also ………..  

KILL  TO  PROTECT  THE  ONE’S  THEY  LOVE  !!     Without thinking about it once.

               Some dog’s need to be taught to protect people or guard people ……… and some are Naturally Protective and its these one’s who would not think twice of dying for anyone they loved ~ My Fizzly was from the latter category and in her mind she would do anything to protect her ward’s. In Fizz’s case it was not just her immediate family that she would protect, she would have defended any child, person or animal that she decided she liked !!! 

         I have never felt safer than when I had Fizz in my life because I knew that she would never have let anything happen to anyone she loved. Its hard for me to talk about the million’s of ways that I miss that dog, but one of the main ones is this that fact that I knew she would have protected my family with the total devotion and selfless Spirit with no thought of the consequence for herself. 


         The Love that Dog’s show to their families without any thought for themselves is a thing of wonder and something that if you have not had a dog in your life, it’s something that is hard to explain. But it’s why there will always be stories around the world with all manner of Dogs.  These stories of  HEROISM  that we can read daily, are of these fearless acts and true life stories of Bravery and amazing selflessness. 

                   You only need to watch the new’s or read a paper to find these miraculous stories of Dog’s saving people with no thought for themselves with no agenda, they do it  ………… JUST  BECAUSE  THEY  LOVE  YOU  !! 

      Here are some of those HERO’S 


When Michael Hingson found himself on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, it took some unexpected heroics from his yellow labrador to save his life. When the building started to sway and the air filled with choking smoke, Roselle lead Michael to safety, guiding him through the crumbling office toward a stairwell. It wasn’t easy for Michael or Roselle, who was panting and extremely thirsty, but the two managed to reach safety just moments before Tower 1 collapsed.




Trakr owns arguably the most prestigious rescue on our list. Together with police officer James Symington, Trakr helped dig through some 30 feet of unstable debris at the World Trade Center “ground zero” site and locate the last human survivor of the attack. The dog’s bravery was so celebrated that he is going to be cloned for use in other police rescue forces!


Shelby became the 45th Skippy Dog Hero of the Year for saving two adults and two children from carbon monoxide poisoning. The dog (with her keen sense of smell) was the first to detect the rising C0 levels while the rest of the family was asleep, nudging each of them out of their sleep and refused to stop barking, scratching, and whining until the family was safely outside. Luckily, each family member was treated at a nearby hospital and made a full recovery.

“In my eyes, and in the eyes of my family, Shelby is more than a hero; she is a lifesaver, a guardian angel,” said Joleen Walderbach.


Everyone loves those heart-pounding movie scenes where the hero escapes a burning pit seconds before it explodes, but it’s not so fun in real life. That’s what Kathie, a paralyzed parapalegic, learned when her Rotweiller (Eve)pulled her by the ankles from her burning, smoldering truck. Upon pulling Kathie out, Eve proceeded to drag her to a nearby ditch, just far enough away to avoid the explosion of her vehicle.After firemen cleared the scene, Eve was awarded the Stillman Award for her bravery.


2007’s Dog of the Year winner was Moti, the five year old German Shepherd who literally took a bullet for his human family. When a masked intruder made his way into the Patel household, Moti wasted little time, leaping to his feet and barking to draw the gunman’s attention. Faced with the angry pooch, the gunman shot him and ran off without harming any of the Patels. Luckily, this furry hero is making a full recovery!


Kaze earned top honors from the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department for saving the life of a woman in her late 20’s, reported missing a few days earlier. On his first-ever rescue mission, Kaze located the missing woman under a bridge, in a coma that authorities later reported that would have killed her within the hour if she had not been found. Luckily, the woman was rushed to a hospital, where she recovered after a week’s time.


1st Day of a 3 Legged Dog’s Life !

   I didn’t have any idea,  how Fizz or I would cope once she came home, so I was feeling slightly calmer that Fizzle’s had done so well already. Even though Fizz had walked / hopped around the surgery, and had leapt into the car like a Gazelle, I was still totally petrified, that something would go wrong. The total panic rising from me was because now I was totally alone, no vets ,no nurses ….. Now it was just Fizz and I just dealing with this all alone, just the way we liked it. 

               With my heart racing, and Dai holding Fizzly up with the Cot Bumper, we managed opened the front door,  I was in front with the lead in both sense’s of the word .  Dai was supporting Fizz, and Fizz was wobbling between us, we must have looked a right sight, then all of us squeezed into our home. It was a Congo line with a difference, all we needed was the music, but even without it , we walked in the house in style !! 

         When Fizzly got first diagnosed with Bone Cancer, I knew she would have to have her leg removed, but even knowing it …….. seeing it and living it, are a totally different prospect. If I’m honest I don’t know if I was ready,  for the shock of seeing her  ” Minus Leg “.  It wasn’t the Incision though, as I could only see a part of it, as Emma the Nurse hadn’t been able to remove the whole thing ?!?  As our Fizzle’s was not happy about her tugging on the sticky Plaster, especially as she had just made her Marathon,  all Around the Surgery !!

                   So the Incision was not the shocking part it’s just the hole, the empty space that should have held her leg, this space was truly shocking. I almost burst into tears, every time I looked at where, Just a short day before where her Black and Tan Leg had been. It made me almost aghast at the simple thought process,that  was ….. Yes !  My dog was for now on going to be moving around, on 3 legs instead of 4. 


3 Legs Instead of 4 Fizz never Lost Her SMILE !!!

                    Feeling’s of  Shock , Pain, Heart~break and  Horror, are all normal thoughts, and nothing to feel guilty about, you have gone through this so quickly.  That it takes time to come to terms, with the thought’s that  YOU   have made this decision, and that decision was to TAKE OFF YOUR DOG’S LEG !!!  Feeling these thing’s are fine and normal, but this is the most Important Part ……. 

  You Can’t Show How You Feel !! ………………………..

                   You have to Show them that Everything is Normal !!!

       When a Person or Child is having a Limb removed, especially to Cancer when there will be a continuing Battle,  even after the Trauma of the Surgery.  You then use Speech and you can explain the, Why’s What’s and How’s,  and help them to adjust or gain acceptance, or understanding with words. You can tell them that they are going to hurt afterwards ……… But I Promise It will Stop Hurting Soon ……

            You can say comforting thing’s or explain why the limb needs to be removed and what it will life be like after the removal.   When the Understandable Panic Set’s In then, all these things can be done through words, reading or just Listening to What the Doctor’s or Specialists have to say. People rely on having Conversation’s and the Ability to find out Information, we have forgotten how to actually feel Body Language and all the Subtle Sign’s that Animals can Pick Up Instantly !!!

         All of these things fall by the Wayside, when it come’s to helping your Pet, to Understand, or know What and Why this is Happening to Them.  Animals don’t use SPEECH they understand common word’s and What  mean’s what,  when you train them as puppies,  eg :- Sit,  Stay,  Down,  Stop  Chewing  on  My  Best  Shoe’s ………  Eat Daddies  Shoe’s  Instead  Of  MINE  !!!   Don’t eat My Bloody Table !!! 

   Or in  Fizz’s  Case ……………. 

              Don’t  eat  My  ENTIRE  CHOCOLATE  BIRTHDAY  CAKE !!!  

See it was Karma that’s why, she had her leg off  ! She ate my Birthday Cake Smile with tongue!!

And She Always Managed To Look Totally Innocent !!!


       I don’t know whether, I did this the right way or wrong way, but I do know that Fizzle’s never acted unsure or scared, apart from one time a couple of days after her amputation, but I will talk about that next time and as usual I’m jumping ahead of my Tale. What I’m trying to do is show you how if you act Calm, and Sure of Yourself in any situation, even with a perfectly healthy dog, I have always told people, that when it come’s to dog’s then ………..

            Always ……. Mean What You Say and Fake it !! 

        The Image of how your feeling even if your totally lying, It’s the image of Calm, Assured and Totally In Control …….. Will then mean that your pet will feel Calm, Assured and Totally In Control ! Because if Mummy is so Calm and Happy then there is nothing I need to worry about and whatever Has Happened to Me Can’t be    THAT  BAD  ?? Otherwise Mummy would be worried or Panicked !!

 Those of you who have had children ………

    Did you ever notice that if you didn’t make a FUSS or Panicked, when your  TODDLER  fell over………Then  they  Didn’t  Cry  or  Make  a  FUSS   ?

   But if you did make a fuss …… then the same child, and the same Fall ……..     

They would become totally hysterical ???

           Well its exactly the same with your Pet , When they come Home For the First Time Since their Surgery !! Please  Believe  Me …… Your Pet will  Deal with the  Amputation  a  Hell of  a   LOT  BETTER 

 If  you act  like  Nothing  is  Different and ………..

 They may have had a  LEG  OFF …….. But  it  doesn’t  CHANGE  ANYTHING  !!!

         This is the attitude that you will have to find deep inside of you, and this is how you have to be whenever you are around your Pet. When your away from them, then you can collapse into a heap and cry, as I must admit, I did my fair share of crying or venting. I had to find ways to help me deal, with all the pent up worry and panic, that I had to hide from my family and Fizzle’s.

        This was my main reason for doing this Blog as I think especially if you have children, then you need to take control of the situation and be strong for them and your pet. So I wanted to be a place where you don’t need to be strong, and you can just tell me how it is, and not worry about upsetting me 🙂 I have been through this and I had to deal with it on my own and it was truly extremely difficult. You can only be strong for so long, without a helping hand or a comforting ear,

         I know I did it ….. and it was not a pleasant time.

         But I knew that if I wasn’t strong for Fizzle’s,  then she herself would have given up, and I was never going to let her go without a fight. The Bond that is shared between an owner and their pet is something that is so intense they almost coexist as one. The relationship between Fizz and I was exactly that and more, its a bond that I haven’t had with any other pets that I have owned. This does not mean that I didn’t or don’t totally adore all my other Pets, Past and Present.  

      But we just had this amazing understanding, and bond that I think ………. 

            ……….. You will only ever have once in a Life time ! Angel  

       This is the mind set that will get you through those first few days, and it’s something that helped Fizz and I, to deal with everything that was happening to her during this time. Even though I wouldn’t want to lose My Fizzle’s ever,  this Illness made our already amazing Bond,  into something totally Spiritual.  Its something that has made it possible for me, to go forward after the Devastating Loss, when she lost her Bravest Battle, and she finally Succumbed.

      Its this Strength of Character that Fizz showed, to everyone who met her, while she was going  through her Amputation and further Treatment.  That has made it possible for me to try, in a small way to emulate her Courage and Greatness of Spirit, for me to move forward and carry on without her. Then try to find a way through her, to help other’s when they are going through, this Ordeal of when you amputate a Pet’s Limb, be it because of Cancer or for any other reason. 

      She was my heart and her loss almost destroyed me, but if I help one person to cope or deal, with this trauma and this awful disease of Cancer.  Then I know my Fizzle’s will be watching down, and hopefully she will be a lil proud of her devoted Mummy. Who is only just managing to hold it together, as some days are darker than other’s, but this Blog has given me a Purpose, and …………

I hope I am doing Fizzly Justice, as I do it all in her name …….  RainbowFizzly Angel

My Fizzly and Emma the day, she came home !!

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