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Friday, November 30, 2007

Sibe Vibe Thanks!

Furst, we'd like to start this post with a HUGE thank you for all the crossed paws, prayers, Sibe Vibes & well wishes. It's helped mom a lot to know all our friends are sending their vibes to the "Powers That Be". AND, it's working! At least somewhat...mama just got a call from the dad's ex-fiancee'. Boogie's dad has agreed to let her pick him up from school today & spend some time with him. This is great news, she was a very positive influence in his life, and it's been very hard on him since they broke up. In addition, the dad now has to undergo mandatory & regular drug testing to make sure he keeps his nose clean (no pun intended....) and they will be keeping an eye on him to make sure no more funny stuff goes on. It's not the ideal solution, but much better than what has been going through our heads for the last week. She always helped Boogie with his homework, and loves him just like her own, and she's going to call us tonight after she picks him up from school, so we can talk to him for the furst time in a week, we can't wait! Hopefully maybe we'll get to see him this weekend....

Now onto happier stuff, we've started getting Christmas cards from our blogging pals! So far we've gotten cards from Suki & Joey the pugs, Cairo the boxer, Randi the labnewf, Lenny the wire-haired terrier, and Comet & BLU the spitz's. This is SO much fun, we love getting mail addressed just to us, and it's so much fun sniffing the cards & envelopes, we feel like we know already know them better. We can't wait for the mailman to see if he brings us more cards today!
Mama went out last week and bought a card designer program, and we worked really hard all weekend designing our card to send to all our blogging pals. She said this weekend we'll print them all out, address & stuff the envelopes, seal & afix the stamps, and have them in the mail on Monday. Yippee, we hope everypuppy likes our cards, it was lots of fun deciding on our design. (even though there were some disagreements, "no mom, I like the angel better, no mom, Santa needs to go there!, Moooom, The Monster stepped on my pawtograph!) we finally came up with a card that we all liked, and daddy said we were all very creative.
In addition, mom says the decorations definitely have to go up this weekend. She & Boogie usually start on them the day after Thanksgiving, but with all her worrying about him, she just wasn't in the spirit, and it wouldn't have been the same without his help anyway. She said she'll get everything else done, but she's saving the ornaments for the tree until he's here. Then the powers that be will have to let him come see us, or we're gonna have a nekkid tree this Christmas. So keep those paws crossed & vibes comin', cause I want to see my very furst Christmas tree, fully decorated!
Hope all you pups are having lots of fun & helping with your holiday preparations, we'll post again soon.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Waiting for the Powers that Be

This post isn't really 'bout us....

We picked up our BoogieBoy from school on Tuesday, and thought we were going to have him the rest of the week. His dad called Wed. night & said he was taking him from 12-4 on Thursday, for Thanksgiving dinner. He never came back, an investigator from Child Protective Services visited on Thurs night. She asked lots of questions, then indicated she was going to get their legal team involved, and she wanted to know if we were willing to let him stay here. Well mom said "of course!!", we have him 75% of the time now, and would love to have him stay with us full time.
His daddy found out he was being investigated, so he never brought Boogie back and won't take or return our calls, now our mom is really worried. The dad's dad told mom that dad wasn't going to let anyone see him until he found out who filed the complaint, so mama's going crazy worrying if he's getting his medicine, if he's getting enough sleep, and if he's hanging out in the hip-hop club dad manages. Dad takes him to the club frequently, even on school nights, using the excuse that he doesn't have a sitter. This is ridiculous, mom has never refused to take him, but now that his dad has cut off contact with us we don't know where he is or what he's doing. He has seizure disorder, and the spells are brought on by lack of rest, stress, and flashing lights or going from a dark room to one brightly lit. Obviously (to us at least), the club environment is no place for an 11 year old in any circumstances, but eating fast food, not taking his meds, and staying out til 11, 12, or 1 in the morning is almost sure to bring on a seizure. In addition he's dyslexic, and has been approved to attend a DePaul school, and for a scholarship to pay for it, but it doesn't fit into daddy's social agenda, so he keeps toughing it out in a school that's not really able to deal with his special needs. Daddy wants to keep him because he "loves" him, but not enough to let someone help, and only when it's convenient for him. We've all got our paws crossed, and saying our prayers that God will somehow intervene to insure CPS gets the info they need to make a ruling and let him stay with us during the week so mama can get him on a schedule and into the school that can help him (& keep him out of the nightclub!) So far all they've told her though is that Dad has custody, you have to let him take him unless you want to get into trouble for kidnapping, and unless he's placed with us, grandparents have no rights, so any attempts to keep him with us & keep him safe will end up backfiring and cause us to lose all contact (if we haven't already) . Right now our paws are tied and there is nothing we can do except pray, loudly & often. Boogie is MY boy, I got him when I was 8 weeks old, on his 8th birthday, and everybody knows that a boy needs his dog just as a dog needs a boy, so it's been really sad around here, with all of us worrying about how our boy is doing.

Here is a picture of me with MY boy, he's even sweeter than he looks! Don't we look like we just need to be together all the time?

Mom doesn't want to take him away from his dad completely, she just wants to be able to help provide the things he needs that his dad can't or won't be bothered with, but it seems if he's not being beaten or starved those who make these decisions are more concerned with his daddy's rights than with what is best for him.

Here is another picture of us, taken shortly after they brought me home. It was love at first sight for both of us, as evidenced by how hard I was trying to reach him for a kiss!

Please keep him in your prayers, surely God is listening and will guide the powers that be to intervene & do the right thing for our boy. Just knowing others are praying too will help give mom hope & keep her spirits up.
Thanks in advance for your prayers, our bloggin buddies are the best!
Husky Hugs & Nose Bumps,
Happy Birthday, Daddy!