Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rescue Road Trip Part 1

Mom went on another road trip, and of course, I didn't get to go. But, this time it's ok, cuz she did something really, really good!

My good friend Summit's mom rescued a very sweet and calm Siberian Husky, and volunteered to drive him to his new furever home. The thing is, Summi's mummi lives in central Iowa, where Thunder (previously named El Guapo, which means handsome one) was in a shelter, and his new home was in Colorado Springs, Colorado!!! That's 850 miles away! Well, my mom being the puppy lover she is, volunteered to go with Summi's mummi! Mom knew they would have a great time together, and she loves helping save a life!

Thunder was extremely calm and also apparently very tired. He slept the entire way, and only woke up long enough to take his potty breaks. He totally confused the two humans cuz he did NOT act like a typical Siberian! They kept looking for a zipper to his Sibe suit, cuz they figured there must be a cat in there somewhere!

Here is a picture of Thunder in the Jeep. Sleeping.

Then mom gave him her coat to lay his head on, cuz she didn't think the purse was a good pillow.

Aaaahhhh, that looks much more comfy!

They stopped for some dinner, and took Thunder for a little potty break. Apparently he really likes the snow, cuz all he wanted to do was lay down in it and get belly rubs!

Yep, he looks totally comfy in the snow!

But, he also looked really comfy in the hotel room, where he continued to sleep all the time. Mom and Summi's mummi said he was the sleepingest Sibe they had ever seen! They figured he hadn't had a good night's rest the whole time in the shelter, so he was catching up.

Mom also got some cute video of Thunder eating his first meal with them.

Notice how gently he takes the food! He has the humans hand feeding him!! He is also spitting out the pieces of dry food that Summi's mummi is trying to feed him! He's got them sucked in already!

In this video, he will only eat the pieces of Natural Balance Lamb roll that is in his bowl! What a smart boy!

Tomorrow, will be part two of the rescue road trip, featuring Skyler!!

Stay tuned!

(very pround of her mom and Summi's mummi too)


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

OH Hbbb!

Your mom soooooo rokhks and Summi's mummi too!!

But woo knew THAT already!!!

Wags and Wuv,

Peanut said...

Your mom and summit's mom are very very very very very good people. Hey I wouldn't eat dry food if I could have natural balance lamb roll either

Anonymous said...

Hi Holly,
We read about you on Izzie's site and wanted to come by for a visit. Your mom and her friend do such good work helping transport rescued dogs to their furrever new homes. We really enjoyed your blog and will be back often to visit.
Abby & Rosie

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there Holly!
Your mom sure got some good pikhs of Thunder. Did woo miss your Mom as much as I missed mine? I was glad to see her when she got home but I was sure glad that they could go together with Thunder and Skylar. I sure do wuv both our Moms!!


The Daily Echo said...

We're so proud of both Moms! They're just the coolest for making this road trip. We can't wait to see more pics.

Marley said...

Ohhhhh wow - Is he khool or WHAT! Mom says he's super handsome, and your Mom and Summi's mummi ROCK for helping those pups out!


D'Azul Siberian said...

Very cool pics of Thunder and his trip. Can't wait for part 2. This was a great thing the mala-moms did.

the D'Azul Siberians

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrr Holy
Glad Thunder liked the snow Harrrr
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

The Army of Four said...

Woooooooo, Hollybollyboooooo!
I love your mom! And Summi's mummi! They both did SUCH wonderful things for Thunder and Skyler - so generous and giving and worked so hard and drove SO far! And look at how cute Thunder is! Wooooo, I'm so glad he's in his furever home now!
Thanks for letting your mom come to my house! Did you smell me on her? She gave me hugs and tummy rubs and she recorded a message for you from me! Did you get to hear it and see me? Woo!
Your Davy-doggie

Maddie & Frankie said...

Woo Woo Holly!

We think your Mom is such a wonderful Mom! What a wonderful and loving thing to have done.
What a generous woman!
And Summi's mummi too!

We thank both of you for going all the length and extra miles to help doggies that needed you to make furever a wonderful one.

Frankie Grrrl and Maddie the Chocolate Labbie

Tasha & Eva said...

Hi Holly! Sorry we haven't been around to see you lately. Humans are so lazy, we just couldn't get them to help us blog and comment. We think what Summit's mom and your mom did for Thunder and Skyler is sooo great!! There is nothing more nobel than to help a pup in need. Tell them both "Great Job!!" for us. And also a happy belated birthday to Abby!! She is such a beautiful girl. We like how hard she celebrated her big day! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Kapp pack said...

Great job! We love the video. He takes the food just like I do. A perfect gentlepup.

Kisses, SKy boy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Holly!
Your mom and Summi's mom are the best!
Thunder is very gentle! And handsome!
I will be waiting for the second part!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Thunder sure looks like a sweet boy. Your mum and Summi's mom sure are nice to help the doggies in this rescue road trip

~ Girl girl

Jan said...

Hey, We're proud of you too!

jans funny farm

The Army of Four said...

Hi Hollybollyboo! It's me - AMber! Did you smell me all over your mom? I did my bestest to blow coat all OVER her! In a nice, girlie-like way.
I've given you an award! Please stop by the Ao4 Digest!

The Brat Pack said...

Your Mom is the BOMB! You're so lucky to have someone that cares soooo much. :)

Give her kisses for us,

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

What a good boy! And what good mommies!


Joe Stains said...

omdog we are super proud of your Mom!! those videos are great, Thunder is obviously a smart boy to spit out that boring dry food!

cyber-sibes said...

Awwwww, Thunder's stuffie snowman looks like my little A. Penguin! He looks like such a good boy!
Good job, malamoms!

Star's busy sleeping, but she says "woo"