Friday, February 20, 2009

My Baby's Birthday!

Hey everybody! This is Kaos's Mom. First, I want to thank everyone for their kind words dealing with my job. I'm seriously thinking about taking all of you up on the boxes of poop to be mailed. I'd be okay with the loss of hours if they weren't being so mean to me. I had a staff meeting yesterday and the 2 of us that had our hours cut were informed we were still expected to do the same amount of work with our fewer hours. If they schedule another one of those stupid meetings any time soon we're going to tell them that will only give us 4 hours to do 10 hours worth of work.
Anyway, enough about that and on to the important stuff. Today my girl turns 5 years old! Kaos is a rescue dog which makes it very amazing that we know her birthday. She was born at an army base pound in Arizona and soon moved to another state. In her first 16 months of her life she lived in 4 different states!! The reason we know that is because we have her vet records. She went to the vet at each army base for ear problems (she still has ear problems, but we're been able to manage them pretty good without the vet mostly by obvious reasons like cleaning he ears often.
June 2005 was a big month on our family. Kaos's Dad and I got married at the beginning of the month and then at the end of the month we took some of our wedding gift money and went to the Pueblo No Kill Shelter in Pueblo, Colorado. Just a few days earlier a 14 month old timid black lab named Shananae was brought to the shelter. Before I met my husband, I had adopted my little Sasha and then when we bought our house we adopted Gunnar (my husband told everybody a cat was cheaper than an engagement ring at the time, I got the ring a few months later). When we decided to adopt another dog, we wanted a dog that could go bird hunting and was okay with small dogs and cats. We stopped at the shelter as our first stop and really weren't planning on finding a dog. Right away we found a male black lab puppy that only had one eye. I started to walk up to his pen and after he tried to eat me we decided he wasn't going to be good with small dogs and cats and kept on moving. Next we saw a Chesapeake retriever that was gorgeous, but he was jumping up and almost clearing the 8 foot fence so we knew our 3 foot fence at home wasn't going to work at all. the shelter worker told us they had come in a couple mornings and he was on the roof. We went down a couple more pens and there was the timid black lab. She was so nervous but so adorable and beautiful. We watched her play a little with the Min-Pin she was sharing a pen with and decided she had to be good with small dogs to be in that dog. The worker asked if we wanted to go out to the play yard with her and we said sure. My husband and I went out to the pen and waited and waited and waited and waited and waited. Finally they showed up and the worker said they had to get a female to hook her up to the leash because she was afraid of men. We were very thankful they told us that right away. The energetic lab ran aroudn and played with us. We thought that the picking up of twigs was pretty funny and cute and that menat she was playful. We scratched her ribs, her ears and fell in love with her! we put her back in her pen and went and filled out the paperwork. We had a bunch of other stops to make so we couldn't take her with us at the time. The workers told us we could give them half of the $40 adoption fee hold her and as long as we were back by 2:00, she could stay there until we came back. We gave them the full $40 of course and promised to be back way before 2:00. We sped off and did our errands and came back for our girl. I had to go in the pen to hook her up tp the brand new leash (everything we had for a dog was for a mini-dacshund, so one of our errands was to stop at Petsmart) and we walked out to the car and then started worrying how she was going to do on the 45 minutes car ride home. She was PERFECT! She layed down and chilled the entire time. When we walked in the house she was very excited. Gunnar was not happy and ran off and hid for a couple days. Sasha was okay because she had grown up with a black lab and a St. Bernard while we lived with my mother. Our new family member ran around crazy checking out her new house and her new yard. She wouldn't come if my husband called her so for a few days I was the one that had to call for her. We finally decided on a new name for our chaotic little girl. Lady Kaos learned how to love very quickly. I was having health issues and spent a lot of time sleeping on my couch with Kaos laying right below be on the floor. If she knew I wasn't feeling good, she was calm and attached to me. Her first hunting trip was a little chaotic, but wasn't too bad for her first trip. Her next ones were great. She gets upset if she flushes a bird and my husband doesn't shoot. She doesn't understand you can't shoot at every bird. It's really cute actually. She refuses to put the dead bird in her mouth though which is frustrating for my husbnad, but she will sit and guard the bird until he comes to get it. I don't blame her at all! lol

Kaos's personality has totally changed over the last 4 years. She is a big lover dog and is extremly smart. She can turn any bad mood around in seconds and knows when you need a hug. I always tell people Kaotic hugs can cure any bad mood. Through this stupid stuff going on at work she is there for me while I sit around for the 2 hours in the morning, is waiting for me at the door when I come home 2 hours later for lunch and is waiting for me again when I come home after work. Her obsessive fetch playing may be annoying once in awhile, but very entertaining and fun the reset of the time. She is my lap dog, my napping pillow, my test taster, my vacuum when I'm baking and cooking and my companion. I am so happy we adopted Kaos and didn't give up on her when she was working on letting her real personality come home.

It's time for me to start getting ready for work so I better get off here and give Kaos her birthday breakfast cookie and make sure I have all the ingredients for the pupcakes for tonight.

Happy 5th birthday to my chaotic girl!!!
Love,
Mom
We love you Sis!!!
Love,
Sasha & Gunnar

22 comments:

nl1990 said...

Happy Birthday Kaos!

nancy

Moco said...

Happy Birthday Kaos,
You and your family are so lucky to have found one another. There is nothing better than a family that loves you or that you love.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Happy Birthday Kaos!!! We hope you have a wonderful time today & enjoy your pupcakes. We're happy your hoomans adopted you & gave you a great home. (BTW, what ear trouble do you have? by chance is it the brown gunky stuff in the ears?? eat 2 big tablespoons of plain yogurt daily if this is the case, yogurt gets rid of yeast infection in ears)
Mama & Papa used to have German Shorthair Pointers & pheasant hunted with them. They got hot ears & the yeast infection, so yogurt is what they used.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Mason Dixie said...

What a great story of her adoption. Happy Birthday Kaos!!! Love and Licks. Mason

Sparky said...

Kaos!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KAOS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

I hope you have a grrrrEAT day my friend! Today is also my human Lizzy's birthday. We will remember you in our celebrations!

Sparky

Molly and Taffy said...

Many Happy Returns of the day Kaos.

It was lovely to read how you came to your forever home.

Molly and Taffy

Snowball said...

Happy Barkday, Lady Kaos!

We are happy that you have a nice family with hoomans who understands you.

Luv
Snowball

Lacy said...

w00f's, Happy Barkday Lady Kaos!!! get lots of ear scratchies, belly rubs and pupcakes...and have many many more barkdays...

b safe,
~rocky~

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Kaos!
Thanks for sharing your story!
Pure love!
I am sure you enjoyed your pupcakes!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Brat Pack said...

Happy Birthday! You are all so lucky to have each other.

We love you!
Bear and the Brats

The Daily Echo said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kaos! We're having extra cookies in your honor.
ECHO

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh lovely post.

Happy Birthday Kaos, from one lucky rescue dog to another.

I have a "tail" to tell as well.

thank you for sharing.

love licks and happiness

Marvin xxxxxxx

The Army of Four said...

Happy birthday, Kaos! It's great to know your story!
Play bows,
Zim

Joe Stains said...

Happy Birthday Kaos!!!! Thanks for sharing your story, too bad you moved from AZ because we could totally hang out. BUT I guess its good you found your family.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hey Kaos,
We loved reading the story of how you chose your family! You certainly chose well cos your mom is a wonderful woman and we hear that your dad is just the same!
Happy Barkday to you!!

**kisses**

Petra said...

What a beautiful story and great birthday tribute to Kaos! Your story made my mom's eyes water (mine, too, I think).

Many you have many, many more happy birthdays, Lady Kaos!

Fred said...

Happy birthday to Kaos! By the way, I'm Fred, and I just stopped by to say hello!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy belated birthday, Kaos! You sure did pick out the most perfect family! We hope you had one special day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy birthday Kaos. That is a wonderful story.. Kaos you are one lucky pup..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Hana said...

Yappy Barkday, Kaos!!! It's that time of year again, isn't it? I still haven't posted my recent barkday photos. I got pupcakes too! And my Mom made more of those peanut butter pumpkin cookies.

Hana said...

I hope you post pics of you eating the pupcakes! Or doing tricks for your cookies.

Bae Bae said...

Hope I'm not too late to wish you Happy Birthday Kaos. ;)

~ Bae