Tiny Bits of Life at the Hollow

Pug Hollow Sanctuary

Pug Hollow is a companion animal sanctuary devoted to helping terminal, critical care, and long term care small dogs live out their lives in peace, happiness and luxury.

<p>Well… I’ve got a good news/bad news situation.</p><p>Good news: My father wants to keep Studly. He and Studs have been getting along like a house on fire. This would alleviate the Boy/Studly/Vinnie fight club with which we’ve been having to deal. The only thing with this “transfer” from the Oklahoma bunch to the Texas bunch… we need to get him neutered ASAP.<br/></p><p>Bad news: We still don’t have electricity. Our electrician got sick while working on the house this weekend, and hasn’t been able to come back out. We stayed last night with a friend, and another friend has put us up in a hotel for the evening. However we had to board the four chihuahuas at our vet. <br/></p><p>I hate having to board the four chihuahuas. :(</p><p>What this all boils down to is that we *really* need your assistance right now.</p><p>We have paid out $282 to get the AC fixed. The main breaker will be $500. The well will be $3750 for a new well pump and wiring to the house if needed. If we don’t have to have new wiring it will be less.  Because the water heater was also one of the circuits that fried during the power surge, and the tank that we have is a dinosaur that has been in place for an incredibly long time, we suspect that we may need to have it replaced as well. We have not yet gotten the quote back from our plumber on this repair, but we anticipate that it will add another $500 to the tab.</p><p>Sum total for the repairs necessary to keep the Sanctuary safe and functional: $5032</p><p>This does not include the incidentals that go with not having reliable electricity, such as single serve dog food tins for the 4 Chi’s because we can’t reliably store an open can of dog food, ice, bottled water, food that doesn’t require heating or refrigeration, and trips to the laundromat.<br/></p><p>We have to pay for the boarding for the 4 chihuahuas, for at least 1 if not 2 nights. (I’m HOPING not 2 nights.)</p><p>Last but not least we also have to pay for Studly’s neuter, ASAP, and getting his rabies shots re-done. (This will be done through the vet in Amarillo, once we have gotten enough donations.)<br/></p><p>The Humans are busting our tails getting the repairs covered, but it is tapping us completely out. We have 0 left beyond the absolute basics (utilities, mortgage, car payment/insurance, fuel, and ramen noodles and bean soup for the humans). This means that your donations are the literally the ONLY funds we have to cover the boarding, the necessary neuter, any veterinary expenses that arise, and dog food. <br/></p><p>You can help by sharing our posts. You can commission or purchase original artwork via <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/FloraVellum?ref=search_shop_redirect">Etsy</a>,  donate through <a href="https://fundrazr.com/stories/8DdTQb?ref=tw_27OuQd">Fundrazr</a>, via paypal to pughollow@gmail.com, directly to Prague Vet for the boarding at 405-567-2219 (care of Elisabeth Stanley’s account), or you can donate dog food through our <a href="http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/dog-food-drive.php">dog food drive</a>. Any action you take will help us at this point!<br/></p>

Well… I’ve got a good news/bad news situation.

Good news: My father wants to keep Studly. He and Studs have been getting along like a house on fire. This would alleviate the Boy/Studly/Vinnie fight club with which we’ve been having to deal. The only thing with this “transfer” from the Oklahoma bunch to the Texas bunch… we need to get him neutered ASAP.

Bad news: We still don’t have electricity. Our electrician got sick while working on the house this weekend, and hasn’t been able to come back out. We stayed last night with a friend, and another friend has put us up in a hotel for the evening. However we had to board the four chihuahuas at our vet.

I hate having to board the four chihuahuas. :(

What this all boils down to is that we *really* need your assistance right now.

We have paid out $282 to get the AC fixed. The main breaker will be $500. The well will be $3750 for a new well pump and wiring to the house if needed. If we don’t have to have new wiring it will be less.  Because the water heater was also one of the circuits that fried during the power surge, and the tank that we have is a dinosaur that has been in place for an incredibly long time, we suspect that we may need to have it replaced as well. We have not yet gotten the quote back from our plumber on this repair, but we anticipate that it will add another $500 to the tab.

Sum total for the repairs necessary to keep the Sanctuary safe and functional: $5032

This does not include the incidentals that go with not having reliable electricity, such as single serve dog food tins for the 4 Chi’s because we can’t reliably store an open can of dog food, ice, bottled water, food that doesn’t require heating or refrigeration, and trips to the laundromat.

We have to pay for the boarding for the 4 chihuahuas, for at least 1 if not 2 nights. (I’m HOPING not 2 nights.)

Last but not least we also have to pay for Studly’s neuter, ASAP, and getting his rabies shots re-done. (This will be done through the vet in Amarillo, once we have gotten enough donations.)

The Humans are busting our tails getting the repairs covered, but it is tapping us completely out. We have 0 left beyond the absolute basics (utilities, mortgage, car payment/insurance, fuel, and ramen noodles and bean soup for the humans). This means that your donations are the literally the ONLY funds we have to cover the boarding, the necessary neuter, any veterinary expenses that arise, and dog food.

You can help by sharing our posts. You can commission or purchase original artwork via Etsy,  donate through Fundrazr, via paypal to pughollow@gmail.com, directly to Prague Vet for the boarding at 405-567-2219 (care of Elisabeth Stanley’s account), or you can donate dog food through our dog food drive. Any action you take will help us at this point!

July 24th 2018
<p>Matthias wanted me to save this for a Fabulous Ears Friday so you could enjoy his super adorable, possessed-by-demons mug on the last day of your work week. <br/></p>

Matthias wanted me to save this for a Fabulous Ears Friday so you could enjoy his super adorable, possessed-by-demons mug on the last day of your work week.

July 20th 2018
<p>Well… good news/bad news…  <br/>
Good - The fried pressure switch has been replaced.<br/>
Bad - still no water pressure. </p>

<p>So the plumber is now looking at the line to the well and the well pump itself. </p>

<p>Keep your paws crossed that it isn’t too complicated or that we don’t need an entire well pump again. (We just replaced the pump last year!)  </p>

<p>If you’d like to help the Sanctuary, all the ways yo can donate are here: <a href="http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php">www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php</a></p>

Well… good news/bad news…
Good - The fried pressure switch has been replaced.
Bad - still no water pressure.

So the plumber is now looking at the line to the well and the well pump itself.

Keep your paws crossed that it isn’t too complicated or that we don’t need an entire well pump again. (We just replaced the pump last year!)

If you’d like to help the Sanctuary, all the ways yo can donate are here: www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php

July 19th 2018
<p>Wednesday Update from the Old Ladies:</p><p>We’re making progress, one step at a time.</p><p>The AC unit is fixed and should be good to go as soon as the breaker box is changed out. It was the capacitor that burned out.</p><p>The plumber did not make it out today, but should hopefully be here tomorrow to check the pressure switch for the well. Hopefully that’s it, and there’s nothing more wrong with it.</p><p>The replacement of the breaker box is scheduled for Saturday morning. <br/></p><p>I am still planning on going to Amarillo to pick up dogs this weekend. I will leave Friday morning and return Sunday morning. The Other Human will remain behind for the electrician.</p>

Wednesday Update from the Old Ladies:

We’re making progress, one step at a time.

The AC unit is fixed and should be good to go as soon as the breaker box is changed out. It was the capacitor that burned out.

The plumber did not make it out today, but should hopefully be here tomorrow to check the pressure switch for the well. Hopefully that’s it, and there’s nothing more wrong with it.

The replacement of the breaker box is scheduled for Saturday morning.

I am still planning on going to Amarillo to pick up dogs this weekend. I will leave Friday morning and return Sunday morning. The Other Human will remain behind for the electrician.

July 18th 2018

Tuesday update

Ok… so… Electrician got back with us on the breaker panel replacement. $500 for parts and labor. It’s a very reasonable cost, but still a bit of an ouch. He comes out Saturday so I’ve a few days to sell art and see what I can scrape together.

Plumber comes out tomorrow to take a look at the likely fried pressure switch and replace it. Hopefully water will be restored after that. We’re hoping it won’t be too dear in price.

HVAC will be out tomorrow or the next day to fix whatever fried on the AC compressor unit. We have a line of credit with the HVAC company so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

I have to make a trip to Amarillo this weekend to retrieve the dogs (assuming AC can be restored). I will need to come up with about $160 to make the trip. Ordinarily not an issue but with all the other $ going out this will also be a concern.

If you feel like helping the Sanctuary you can donate dog food, donate through Paypal, make a donation through Fundrazr, or buy some art. I do great custom paintings of pets or memorial boxes or I can paint a generic portrait or keepsake box of any dog, cat, horse, bird, fox, possum, wolf, hawk, flower…  Anything but people. All of our ways to donate are here: http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php

We hugely appreciate your help, no matter the form it takes, from sharing posts, to buying art, to just sending us kibble.

July 18th 2018
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We have to raise the funds to make the trip to Amarillo, and back this week to retrieve the Sanctuary dogs, after our AC and water are restored. So my question to you is…. Is one of these boxes your box? If not then why not? A custom painted memorial box could easily cost you upwards of $90 for a small one. Here is your chance to have either of these two boxes for far less. The larger box, has a volume of 50 cubic inches with a paintable top surface 5.5" by 4.75". It should hold the ashes of up to a 49lb dog if used as an urn. The smaller box has a volume of 17 cubic inches and a paintable surface 4.5" by 3.25". It should hold the ashes of up to a 16 lb dog if used as an urn. These boxes can also be painted for keepsake or jewelry use with either a custom portrait or a generic dog, cat or horse breed.  The smaller box is $35 and the larger is $55.  PM the page to order yours today!

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We have to raise the funds to make the trip to Amarillo, and back this week to retrieve the Sanctuary dogs, after our AC and water are restored. So my question to you is…. Is one of these boxes your box? If not then why not? A custom painted memorial box could easily cost you upwards of $90 for a small one. Here is your chance to have either of these two boxes for far less. The larger box, has a volume of 50 cubic inches with a paintable top surface 5.5" by 4.75". It should hold the ashes of up to a 49lb dog if used as an urn. The smaller box has a volume of 17 cubic inches and a paintable surface 4.5" by 3.25". It should hold the ashes of up to a 16 lb dog if used as an urn. These boxes can also be painted for keepsake or jewelry use with either a custom portrait or a generic dog, cat or horse breed.  The smaller box is $35 and the larger is $55.  PM the page to order yours today!

July 18th 2018

Today's report from Amarillo:


Love-pug, aka the Blind Badger, got her ear pinched at feeding time. This resulted in a murderous but thankfully blind and ineffective rampage against every living being within a 5 foot radius.
Auggie went walkabout in the back yard, and hid behind the well house, resulting in a frantic search by the Sister.
Speedy and Raspugin decided to fight over a food bowl, resulting Raspugin’s ‘moob’ getting bit and the pair having to be put in time out. Oh and apparently the ‘moob’ is highly vascular, and Raspugin bled all over the kitchen from a tiny tooth scrape.
Daffy has learned how to use the stairs onto the bed, giving the Sister the fits, because she’s afraid Daffy will fall, and pestering the Pop all night long.
Studly has spent his day with the Pop, eating peanuts and watching TV. The Pop calls him “Charmer”
Vinnie provided assistance taking out the trash.
Fitz has been barking with the precise 30 degree head tilt that is obviously required. He refuses to shut up.
And Fizzy has been renamed. Her new moniker is not usable in polite company.

July 15th 2018
<p>Current status: It could be worse. <br/></p><p>Our story so far:</p><p>I arrived home Thursday evening to find that the house was near 90 degrees inside. I quickly checked the inside and outside AC and determined that the exterior unit was not functioning, and was making a buzzing noise.  I also determined that some circuits of the house did not have power, while some did.  Because none of the breakers were tripped this made me very nervous. Rather than staying and risking an electrical fire we chose to make an emergency trip to Amarillo, Texas, in order to park the majority of the dogs with The Pop and The Sister. We returned to Prague yesterday and spent the night with a friend. <br/></p><p>An electrician came out today and checked everything over. With his assistance we have re-established power to parts of the house. Parts of it however cannot be reactivated until we get some work done. The electrician is going to put us together a quote and get back to us. We must get the whole breaker panel replaced ASAP because the existing one is not safe for long term use.<br/></p><p>Downside: no water (not only is it one of the circuits that is bad, but the pressure switch seems to have fried) and no main air conditioner (another circuit that’s bad and since I wasn’t home to immediately catch it there may be damage to the AC unit that needs repair.).</p><p>Upside: We have the window unit in the bedroom running, and the four chihuahuas and I are sitting in the cool. <br/></p><p>So… all in all it could be much worse.</p><p>We’ve already had people asking how to help. As always dog food is a good place to start.  We also have an outstanding balance with our vet of $134, They will accept credit card and debit card payments over the phone to Elisabeth Stanley’s account at Prague Veterinary Clinic 405-567-2219. They are open 8 am to 5 pm M-F and 8 am to noon on Saturdays. <br/></p><p>You can also donate to us via paypal, or to our newly set up fundraising campaign at Fundrazr. We moved over to their platform due to GoFundMe having purchased Youcaring. They’re shutting Youcaring down and we really don’t want to go back to GoFundMe.</p><p>All our dog food and donation informatin is available here: <a href="http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php">http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php</a><br/></p>

Current status: It could be worse.

Our story so far:

I arrived home Thursday evening to find that the house was near 90 degrees inside. I quickly checked the inside and outside AC and determined that the exterior unit was not functioning, and was making a buzzing noise.  I also determined that some circuits of the house did not have power, while some did.  Because none of the breakers were tripped this made me very nervous. Rather than staying and risking an electrical fire we chose to make an emergency trip to Amarillo, Texas, in order to park the majority of the dogs with The Pop and The Sister. We returned to Prague yesterday and spent the night with a friend.

An electrician came out today and checked everything over. With his assistance we have re-established power to parts of the house. Parts of it however cannot be reactivated until we get some work done. The electrician is going to put us together a quote and get back to us. We must get the whole breaker panel replaced ASAP because the existing one is not safe for long term use.

Downside: no water (not only is it one of the circuits that is bad, but the pressure switch seems to have fried) and no main air conditioner (another circuit that’s bad and since I wasn’t home to immediately catch it there may be damage to the AC unit that needs repair.).

Upside: We have the window unit in the bedroom running, and the four chihuahuas and I are sitting in the cool.

So… all in all it could be much worse.

We’ve already had people asking how to help. As always dog food is a good place to start.  We also have an outstanding balance with our vet of $134, They will accept credit card and debit card payments over the phone to Elisabeth Stanley’s account at Prague Veterinary Clinic 405-567-2219. They are open 8 am to 5 pm M-F and 8 am to noon on Saturdays.

You can also donate to us via paypal, or to our newly set up fundraising campaign at Fundrazr. We moved over to their platform due to GoFundMe having purchased Youcaring. They’re shutting Youcaring down and we really don’t want to go back to GoFundMe.

All our dog food and donation informatin is available here: http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php

July 14th 2018
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Harry and Bella with a Silly Selfie for a Silly Saturday. 

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Harry and Bella with a Silly Selfie for a Silly Saturday.

July 8th 2018
July 3rd 2018