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Lizzie Mead – Inspiration – Grouchy Puppy blog 2011/09/02

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Meet Lizzie Mead

Lizzie is so positive

Congratulations to Lizzie Mead — Beading Diva among other things — who was recently interviewed on the Grouchy Puppy blog. She was chosen as an interview subject because of her positive attitude.

Check it out!

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Tucson greyhound: Rider weathers another storm-heart arrythmia 2010/04/30

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What a handsome greyhound!

As you may recall this blog started as a way to pay the $14,300 vet bills after Lizzie Mead’s hit and run accident in October 2008. Rider had his spleen removed and sewn back up with 400 stitches and Opal’s eye popped out but was put back in. Very dramatic!

Here’s an update of what’s going on NOW at the Lizzie Mead household now…written by Diva Lizzie

Rider seemingly has weathered this storm the way he survives everything this existence has thrown at him…in the most frightening and expensive way possible! I was very scared that “this was it” because they were careful to not paint me too pretty a picture because matters of the heart muscle are serious business.

The risk of sudden death has passed (PHEW) He is off his meds-in a good way 🙂 His heart is functioning perfectly, and the arrhythmia is not present anymore. I have a stethoscope that I listen to his heart with three times a day and take his heart rate, it has been perfect each time. After multiple echo-cardiograms he has proven to be “My strong, sweet, handsome guy” and gotten thru yet *another* life threatening episode with grace and dignity. All the vets and techs love him, and say he “really is the best dog, such a easygoing guy”.

The ladies (Opal and Mizz Bird) have been very magnanimous with their brother, and are calm around him still. This is a good development for Mizz Bird, who’s greatly improved by the introduction of some calm! She is doing her spinning outdoors, and sleeping the whole night thru on my feet. Her red devil ball is a constant companion, second choice is the plush Easter bunny that I got for cheap after the holiday had passed. Her adoption papers have been sent in-so it becomes truly official…I am a three grey girl.

I love Bird, more every day.

That girl is so happy in my house, she is a joy to me-and apparently for no one else…Well, she gives ya a few days-then she lives up to her middle name which is “Hell-raiser”. All the dogs have middle names actually. “Rider Kabarkus D.O.G” aka the “Infamous D.O.G.” aka “Bubba”, Opal Didymus, and “Mizz Bird Hell-raiser Mead”. Rider gets a new nickname for every crisis 🙂

Opal continues to revel in her occupation as “Fun Police/Hall Monitor” of the household. If any animal is having too much fun, or is being too loud-she gives em a talking to and they knock it off. The cat (Orion) was rather surprised to be scolded, and gave her a talking to right back the other day…more of a hiss and some frantic-claws action. Opal is not dissuaded from her calling by protestations of the feline.

(photo courtesy of David Grasse)

4th Avenue Street Fair-Bracelets for Vet Bills 2009/03/18

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Hello Tucson!  This weekend is the 4th Avenue Street Fair where artists sell their wares and people stroll the vehicle-free 4th Avenue enjoying the wonderful food (aromas are free…love that BBQ), live music, and community atmosphere.

C’mon down to Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts at 330 N. 4th Avenue (next to Bison Witches Cafe) and buy some one-0f-a-kind beaded bracelets to help pay the $14,300 vet bill. Bracelets cost only $20 and each bracelet is different, original, whimsical and for such a meaningful cause. 

Sample bracelet

Read about the hit-and-run accident

Learn more about the 4th Avenue Fair

Tell Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mead that you read the blog and came by to say hi. Both Lizzie and her hounds Opal and Rider are doing well. It is a miracle!

Article: Lizzie Mead Tucson Greyhounds Injury 2009/01/15

Posted by greyhoundsrule in Devastating Accident, Who is Lizzie Mead.
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Here’s an article in the in the Arizona Daily Star about Lizzie Mead’s greyhounds that sustained $14,000 in vet bills after her devastating accident on October 20.

If you want to buy a one-of-a-kind beaded bracelet made with all donated beads and labor, here’s the info:

Local to Tucson – Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954

Online – Etsy/Greytescape – Michelle is graciously absorbing the Etsy/Paypal fees so all funds go directly to Lizzie’s vet bills.

Back in Tucson – the third Saturday of the month (January 17-Pet Day) at the Spanish Trail Farmers Market – Look for the Greyt Escape table!

You can read more about the accident and view photos of the trashed car and what a miracle that Opal and Rider are still alive.

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