Saturday, January 05, 2008

And the winner is.....

First off, I would like to thank everyone who visited MonkeyPosh and entered to win the Prada fragrance. I meant to do the drawing yesterday, but I was busy at the vet with my elderly dog. More on that later.....but today I put all the entries in a hat....and I drew out the winner.......and the winner is........JAMIE --who has her own sassy blog here: PARALLEL FIRST . I have never met Jamie, and I am not sure how I started reading Jamie's blog, but she is smart and has a wicked sharp wit. She is also very pretty and has an adorable pup named Doc....AND she is soon going to smell like crisp linen in the Prada! Another great thing about Jamie winning is that she lives in Chicago, so rather than mail the fragrance to her-- maybe I can just meet her for coffee and give it to her then. That would be double awesome. Anyways--Congrats Jamie!

On another note--Please send my dog, Forrest some good vibes. Bless his heart. He is old and arthritic. He has become quite aggressive lately too--probably due to the pain is in his back legs. The vet said he may also have a form of doggie dementia. Everyone who has ever met Forrest would say this comes as no surprise. He has always been a little "special". He is very cranky and has started to bite in his old age--this is how Forrest looks most of the time now-He almost refuses to go outside in this cold weather and he has bitten both my husband and me for trying to make him. He also snaps at little Finley a lot. Because we love Forrest and we want the family to live in blood free harmony, we had to resort to this:

A muzzle. It breaks my heart, but he is much more calm and humble in the muzzle. It sucks to get old. By the way, he has had every test (blood, liver, etc) done under the sun and he is healthy other than his old joints and cranky disposition. He is also on a new medication now for pain and clear thinking. Hopefully he (and his attitude) will improve soon.

Thanks again to everyone who entered to win the Prada, and since so many people asked-- the color on my nails in the post below is Maybelline Salon Finish Nail Color in Rouge Red.

I plan to do many more giveaways here at MonkeyPosh in 2008 so stay tuned!

Beautiful day to all!

(all photos from MonkeyPosh LLC)


Blogger MISS S said...

Congrats to Jaime!!!!!

Poor Forrest. I pray this medication gives him relief from the joint pain, and a calm heart. I love Forrest. I also love you, hubby , and Finley. I feel safer for everyone that he has this muzzle. Give him hugs from me.


8:19 PM  
Blogger nowhereok said...

Congrats Jamie!

Aww, I am sorry to hear about poor Forrest. It sucks when a pet gets older and are not quite themselves anymore. I have experienced it myself so I understand. I am sending out prayers and many good vibes to Forrest and the whole family that the medication helps. I hope you are having a good day.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

***Hey Miss S-

Thanks for your well wishes for Dear Forrest. Remember when you came to visit and he would always sit his head in your lap? I have a picture of it somewhere--I will try to find it.
Thanks also for your phone message. We were gone most of the day. I will call you today or tomorrow!
Much love from Forrest to Auntie Tephie!

***HI Melissa--
Thanks so much for visiting!!! I just wrote you an e-mail. Thank you for your well wishes and prayers for Forrest. He needs all he can get. I have whined to Miss S about him more than a few times!
Thanks again for the Christmas card. You have a great day too Sweets!!!

8:01 AM  
Blogger rosarita said...

Ohhh, poor Forrest! I feel that way myself a lot of the time. (Fortunately no one has suggested a muzzle - yet.) My old dog went a bit *off* as well so I can understand. Just wanted to say hi and let you know how much I enjoy your blog.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

AAAAAAHHHHHHH! I never win ANYTHING! I'm so excited!

Let me know how you want to exchange - whether you're going to be in the city soon, or perhaps we could meet halfway for coffee, as you suggest. Or mail, whatever...thanks, sweetie! you can get me at parallelfirst_at_gmail_dot_com

also, i'll be thinking of forrest for sure. here's hoping the muzzle (while difficult to look at) works to calm him down a bit.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Forrest. I hope the medicine gives him some relief from the pain soon. He will be in my prayers.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

Poor Forrest... but family harmony must be restored. It does suck to get old, whether human or canine. Bless his heart.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, I hope Forrest gets better with his meds. It is sad to see an old friend and family member become someone different. Sending good vibes your way.

Congrats to Jamie!

Have a great weekend.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Fightin' Mad Mary said...

oh sweet Forrest! I don't blame him for not wanting to go out in the cold!

The worst feeling when you have arthritis is anything cold - cold water, cold air, it's all very painful (according to my arthritic mom)
Have y'all tried some doggie sweaters or jackets on him? That might help make it easier. The muzzle seems be be a great solution, Forrest is lucky to have understanding parents like you two!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Pia said...

Jen, I'm so sorry Forrest is having problems, poor little pooch. I hope and pray that the medication helps his joint pain. I hope the muzzle doesn't bother him very much. I'm sorry he has to wear it. Prayers and positive thoughts and hugs coming to you from me, pooch, you hang in there, it's going to be all right.

Congratulations Jamie, enjoy the fragrance!

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for Jamie, another redhead.
Poor Forrest. It is really sad when a beloved pet starts to fail.
I agree with Fightin Mad, have you tried a coat, although today you have warm weather so hopefully he is doing better.
Loved that you had a giveaway. Way to pay it forward.


6:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Poor Forrest! I am sending him my well wishes! I also hope this medicine works for him. So sorry he has to be muzzled, but it sounds like that's the only option.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful for Jamie. Is Jamie a perfumista? Does she understand the prestige of this Prada?
I am sure she will enjoy it.
Good vibes to Forrest.
Arthritis is no fun at all. Poor guy.


4:49 AM  
Blogger Girl-Woman said...

Oh, my heart breaks for you and Finley. Bentley the beagle and Walter the chichi chihuahua send all the doggie kisses possible. We will keep you both in our thoughts.

6:24 AM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Look at our poor dear baby, Forrest!

We all have bad days.

You and have have talked for more than 3 years now about watching our beloved canine 'children' age, and the decisions and changes we must make.

For me, I had to change the way I looked at Astro too. I know you love Forrest with all your heart.

Give him a kiss for me (with the muzzle on, please.)


4:22 PM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

**Hi Anita-
Thanks for visiting. HA about no one suggesting a muzzle for you yet! Thanks so much for your kind words. Have a great day!

Congrats!! We can for sure meet up in Chicago for the Prada Hand Off! HA. I sent you an e-mail. Lovely day to you!

**Hello MomaLisa--
Thanks so much for your prayers for Forrest. Your kindness is greatly appreciated! Beautiful day to you!

**Hey C-
How are you love? Yes family harmony is key. I admire you and your children when I cannot even control a situation with a pup! HA
Much love girl!

**Hello Amy--
Thanks for visiting and thank you so much for your good vibes. Yes, it is sad to see your friend/pet of 12 years change due to old age and health issues. I hope you have a great day.

**Hi Mary--
So sorry about your Mom's arthritis. I feel so bad for Forrest that we live in such a cold climate. We try sweaters, but Forrest is only sometimes agreeable. His motto is Cashmere or Nothing! HA

**Hello Pia-
How are you? Thanks for your well wishes and nice words. You always say the nicest things. I appreciate your kindness. Hugs to you and Jinx!

**Hello Heart Mason-
Thanks for visiting. Yes, very sad indeed to see your beloved pet get old and ill. One day at a time I guess. Yes--I have tried coats on Forrest, but lately he is not that into clothing. Bless him.
Thanks for your kind words!

**Hi Dear Fabulista--
Thanks for the well wishes and the kind words. Hope you are well sweets! xo

**Hi Laralynn--
How are you? I am not sure if Jamie is a perfumista or not, but I hope she really enjoys the heck out of the Prada.
Thanks for the kind thoughts for Dear Forrest.

**Hello Girl Woman--
I appreciate you kindness and my dogs appreciate all the kisses from handsome Bentley and Walter. Big sloppy kisses right back at them. Have a beautiful day!

**Hello Barb the Birthday Maven-

Yes--you and I have had many conversations about our beloved canine children and how very hard it is to sometimes make the right decisions. It is not easy.
I will give him a big kiss from you--with muzzle ON.
Beautiful Birthday To You tomorrow!!!
Much love and big hugs!!!!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Forrest!

You are doing the right thing with the muzzle, J. I know it is difficult, but you are keeping yourself, your family, visitors and most importantly, Forrest, safe by utilizing it.

But, I agree: Getting old "sucks"!

Hugs and love!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

Hello Dear R-

Yes, getting old sucks. Thank for your kind words. I hope that you are doing well, and I know your nails are looking fab!!


4:39 AM  
Blogger k said...

sending sweet forrest good thoughts...

10:41 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

omg, that is so depressing about your dog, we have had our dog Lucky for 16 months now and we love him so much and can't even think about life without him, I never ever thought a person could care so much for their pets but you really do, they are family!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...


Hello Lady! Thanks for all your kind words. YOu crack me up.
My nails are real and I think you asked another question about something but I can't remember what it was. When I find it I will respond to you on your blog.
Thanks for the tip on the shoes, and thanks for all your well wishes to dear Forrest.
Big Hugs to you and Lilie!!!

**Hello Tracy--

Thanks you very much!
I know what you mean about loving your dog Lucky. My dogs are my furry kids. I love them with all my heart. Here is to many happy years to your family with Lucky!


4:13 PM  

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