Two of our rescued furry friends were adopted this weekend! Congratulations to Staffie/Boxer Sandy and her new family (longtime Straydog supporters) and also to Kitten Cupcake and her new family! (Thank you Frisco Humane Society and foster mom Peggy for helping to find Kitten Cupcake her forever home.) (Cupcake will have a doggie friend too. All of our rescued kitties like dogs for some reason!) Congratulations to everybody! AND, two more adoptions are in the process and coming up this next weekend too!
BILL ANNOUNCES: Straydog Radio Show covering the events of Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Bill and Juana here several days later and we are getting caught up, because we’ve been ill. Go ahead, Juana, start us off with Wednesday, January 6. It was 43 degrees in the morning and it go up to a high of 51 degrees.
JUANA: It was cold and chilly that day. Anyway, we had a full crew and we did all of our normal duties, which we do every day.
I’ve noticed that Tuffy has been slowing down lately. He has been diagnosed with lung cancer and he has a cough. He’s hung in there for a while. We didn’t think he would make it this long, but he’s still eating. But we can see that he’s not feeling that well lately.
This is a picture of Sandy and Patrick in the park. The night before, I had talked to Mr. Desarno. He and his wife have been wonderful contributors since 1997. They knew Ms. Pat and they know Bill and the history of Straydog. They lost their dog in September and they are ready to add one more dog to their household. They used to have six dogs and have lost them through sickness and death. They like Pitties, but they wanted a friendly Pit Bull mix. They went through our website and they wanted to come and visit our shelter. They’ve never been at Straydog. They wanted to walk around and see our operation and meet all of the dogs. They especially wanted to come and visit Sandy. We now know that they chose Sandy.
We got pictures of Little Girl and Pepper. Miss Boyd is their owner and she’s a retired veteran, who is presently in a nursing home. She isn't able to take care of them right now. We’ve helped her, by caring for her dogs and taking them in. She’s very worried about them and she hopes to get better and come and get her dogs. We hope that she does. They are doing very well. They really enjoy it here. They live in Hospital One and they go to the park together.
There’s Portia. She’s doing very well.
Puppies Autumn, Sophia and Nina stayed at Morton Clinic last night, because they were spayed. There’s Talena, who kennels with Sophia and Nina, playing with Wayne at caregiving time. She was lonely and she was waiting for her two little friends to come back home.
We got a lot of pictures of caregiving. There’s Charlie inside in the kennel feeding office. That’s where he likes to stay.
Then the Desarnos came. They walked all around and greeted our doggies. They met Judy and Reyna. At first, Mr. Desarno thought Reyna might be the one. But when they met with Sandy in the park, it was all over. They really, really liked her. She has a great personality. She can get rambunctious and we told them that. She is a very docile dog and she’s very strong. They took an application and they called me, not even an hour after they left, and said that Sandy was the one. We sent Sandy to Petsmarton Saturday with David and they came and picked her up.
I went to Morton Clinic and I took little Ultimo, because he had a skin infection again.
And I picked up all of the dogs that George took to Morton the day before, Betty, Skylar, Autumn and the two little, girls Sophia and Nina. Skylar wouldn’t walk at all. Lacie came and helped me carry him. He was just so terrified of the vet.
Ms. Betty Boop has a big cut on her back and she can’t stay outside. We are going to have to keep her inside. We will have to find another kennelmate for Chip, because Betty is going to have to stay inside for a long time. And, if she has cancer, she won’t be able to go back outside, because her immune system will be compromised and she won’t be able to stay outside in the cold weather.
There’s Skylar. He was so happy to be back at Straydog, because he was so scared at the vet. He pulled me all of the way back to his kennel. He knew exactly where he was going. He will probably never get adopted, because he doesn’t want to go anywhere.
There are the puppies Nina and Sophia. Talena was so happy to have her babies back. They were so cute.
Autumn was so happy to be back. She was kissing her friend Sheila and all of the dogs in H1. We were so happy to have all of our babies back that day.
BILL: That’s the Wednesday report. We will be back again shortly with another report from Straydog.
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BILL ANNOUNCES: Straydog radio show covering the events of Tuesday, January 5, 2016. This is Bill and Juana here and we are going to do the Tuesday report. Go ahead, Juana. We are getting over our colds, by the way, and that that’s why we are a little bit behind. Now we can both talk; so here we go.
JUANA: It was a very cold morning. We had a vet visit early that morning. We were taking the two puppies, Nina and Sophia to be spayed. They were finished with their shots, so they are ready to be adopted at any time.
Betty has a knot again. She had a knot several weeks ago. The doctor removed it and said it was just a hematoma. It healed and came back again. We took her to the vet, because it was bigger and harder. The doctor wanted to keep her and remove it, because it looked like it could be a mass.
Puppy Autumn also went to the vet to be spayed. She was one of the last puppies that needed to be spayed, because we were waiting for them to be old enough for this surgery. These three little girls were spayed, so they are now ready to find forever homes.
We also took Skylar. Skylar was so terrified at the clinic and he wouldn’t walk on that floor. He was paralyzed with fear and holding on to that floor on his tummy. He went to the vet, because he has sores all over his body again. All of the dogs got well after the breakout that we had, but he got it again. The doctor examined him and sent him home with some new medicine for his skin. We will have to continue bathing him. Those are the only photos we took at Morton’s.
It was a cold morning at the shelter, but it got up to about 50 degrees and it was sunny later in the day. The temperature was in the 30s in the morning.
All of Talena’s sisters have been adopted and she has been staying with the two puppies, Nina and Sophia. Nina and Sophia were staying at Morton Clinic to be spayed. So Talena was lonely, but she did well.
It was a good day at our shelter and the rest of the day went well. We got some pictures of caregiving and walking the dogs. Our routine never changes. We do the same chores every day.
It wasn’t Ronnie’s birthday. I think his birthday was on Sunday, January 3rd, but I wasn’t there on Sunday. So we got a cake for him and we sang “Happy Birthday” to him and we all had cokes and chocolate cake. That gave us the boost to keep on going for the rest of the day.
BILL: That’s it for Tuesday, January 5. We’ll be back again in a minute with another report from Straydog.
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