Great News, Pup Corgie Was Adopted!
Our Adoption Day Volunteers Charlotte and Jasmine Ridge knew Corgi was the one for them the first time they saw her. Corgi's new name is Sasha and she now has a forever home. Her new playmate is senior Molly, who is accepting her more and more everyday.
A few weeks ago Puppy Emilia met Shelly and her daughter Lily at Petsmart in Mesquite during our Adoption Day. They fell in love with her but they already had three other dogs so they thought it was best that they passed on adding her to their family. As the days went on Lily could not stop thinking about Emilia and she really wanted her. She wrote a very special letter to her Mom and Dad on how she and Emilia were meant for each other and how she would totally be responsible for her. This letter touched her parents deeply and they just couldn’t say no.
Lily’s birthday was coming up so mom and dad decided to surprise Lily with adopting Puppy Emilia (now Rainy) and now she belongs to a loving family with three others friends.
We received an update on how things are going and things are great.
All the dogs get along terrific and everyone is very happy.
Congratulations to Rainy and her new family!
BILL ANNOUNCES: Straydog Radio Show covering the events of Monday, February 13, 2017. Juana, what happened on Monday?
JUANA: Even though I wasn’t at Straydog that day, I can follow the pictures. Then at the very end of the day, I was there.
BILL: You had to go in later on, okay.
JUANA: Jacob was the walker in the Shirley Olsen Beemer Park. There he is bringing Luis and Snickers back from the park.
What a beautiful picture of Jazzie and Skylar.
The next set of dogs is Travis and Maria and there they are. Everybody knows their own little routine. All of the dogs and all of our people know the routine.
There’s Joe’s nose.
We took him to the vet, because he had a knot or something on the inside of his nostril and we have already talked about this. The doctor biopsied it and sent it off to see what it was. Brian has had skin cancer, because his skin is so white and he doesn’t have long hair. He can’t be exposed to the sun and he has to be an inside dog. We also had the same problem with Nikki. They both started with problems on their noses. Now Joe is having that problem and it is a problem associated with albino dogs. He was born deaf and he’s not completely white, but his nose is very white. He has those genes. He also gets sunburned. The doctor sent Joe’s biopsy off for testing and it’s Lupus. That’s what Nikki had and she lived with us for years. We just had to keep her indoors and in the shade. So that’s what’s going on with Joe and there’s the Animax.
This isn’t the best picture, because Joe and Brownie aren’t looking at the camera. They are in the park.
This is Ozzie and Ariel.
Ozzie is recovering from TPLO surgery, so we are walking him on double leashes in the park. Ariel walks around and Ozzie stays close to Ariel. Ozzie knows the routine. He’s very good and he is starting to put pressure on his knee. He’s doing very well. He’s a runner. He was walking with Ronnie there. It won’t be very long before he gets off the leash.
There’s Maci caregiving beautiful Copper. He was sitting properly and waiting for his cookie. She asked him to sit down and wait.
There’s George Jr. caregiving Mickey and Minnie. Minnie, who is at the fence, loves to have her stomach scratched.
We talked about fostering puppies, Trixie and Mitzi, for a while. Their owner Mr. Charlie is in his 80s and he went into the hospital for an emergency. His daughter Jean texted me several times and said she was coming Monday and today was Monday. She said she would text me, when she left Houston and she hoped to get here around 2:00. She was going directly to the hospital to see her Dad and then she planned to come and pick Trixie and Mitzi up from our shelter. She had asked if we could keep them until Monday evening, as this was an emergency situation. That’s what the status was. There’s Trixie. She’s a beautiful 13 year-old-Lab.
There they both are. They were in their doghouse in their shelter and they’ve been wondering what’s going on and where their dad was. They seemed sad, but we were taking care of them.
George Jr. was caregiving them and they like George. They took to George right away. They were getting attention and we were trying to distract them, so they wouldn’t miss their dad too much.
I came to the shelter to meet Jean, when she got here. She asked, “What do I owe you?” I told her that we weren’t asking for any money, we just wanted to help.” So she decided to give us a donation. She said that she was planning to take them to Morton Clinic for boarding until her father got out of the hospital. I told her that Morton was our vet and she said that she knew, because she looked us up on our website. I told her that it might further traumatize them to move them again. They had already come to our shelter and we were taking good care of them. I told her that we weren’t in any hurry to use this kennel and I was worried about the girls. I told her that they could stay with us until her father got out of the hospital. She accepted our offer and she decided to leave the girls with us until her father gets better. She hopes it won’t be for very long, but we’ll see. Everything is up in the air at this point. I left Jean there to visit with her babies and they recognized her voice right away.
I went to H2 and visited with my sister and George. They were finishing up walking and feeding the H2 dogs. I went to get pictures of Haidi. She lives in H2.
Shelby and her boyfriend rescued her. They found her running in the street and she had an injured leg. We were worried that it might have to be amputated. She uses that leg, as long as she is wearing a bootie to protect it. She has a deformed paw. She has just one toe and half a leg. That is how she was born. She knows that she needs her bootie to go outside. She sits there so patiently until you put her boot on. She looks at George as if to say, “Hurry George, I need to go outside.” Then she goes outside and she runs and and runs and she uses that foot. That foot hits the ground too. That’s why she needs the bootie. I got one picture after another of her running as fast as she could run. Her bootie stays on, while she’s outside.
When she comes inside, she knows that we will take it right off. Her foot was always bloody from scraping on the ground when we first got her. It was infected and she was in awful shape. She was so skinny. Now she’s overweight, because she’s living inside and she doesn’t get a lot of exercise.
She’s such a happy girl, but she doesn’t get along with other dogs. She’s very, very sweet and, at this time, I don’t think we will have to amputate that leg. She doesn’t chew it or mess with it and she likes her whole little routine.
I’m sorry that I didn’t get any pictures of Jean. I went over to see Jean, before she left. She was very happy. She thanked us and said she would keep donating and she would keep us apprised of her father’s progress.
BILL: We’ll be back soon with another report from Straydog.
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BILL ANNOUNCES: Straydog Radio Show covering the events of Saturday, February 11, 2017. This is Bill and Juana here with the Saturday report.
JUANA: We started our day with our regular routine, but we were also attending an Adoption Day event. Two of Daisy’s pups were going to Adoption Day, Hank and Elliott. There I am with Elliott. He is the big fluffy one and I wish he could be our next kiddo and I could take him home. Every one of Daisy’s puppies are completely different and they are all just so cute.
BILL: Let me stress that we don’t breed dogs here. We rescue them. Did she come to us pregnant?
JUANA: No, she had already had her babies. She was walking on the road in Cedar Creek. Her puppies were walking along behind her and Caragan, one of our caregivers, saw them and picked them up. They didn’t have any tags and the puppies were only about three weeks old. Obviously, someone just dumped Daisy and her puppies. How sad! We rescued them and they are such gorgeous puppies.
BILL: What does your hat say, “Rescue Mom?”
JUANA: There’s Hank with Shelby. They were getting ready for Adoption Day.
There I am with my little Elliott and I am wearing my Rescue Mom hat.
It was a very good day, because we also took Lola to Adoption Day for the first time. She is so very sweet with people, but she can be rambunctious and she is strong. Our wonderful volunteer David Bonski said that he would take care of her. There’s David Rentz bringing her out of the Bollinger Building.
She is always smiling and she’s always so happy, but she doesn’t get along with other dogs. She would have to be placed in an only-dog family.
BILL: A lot of Pits and Chows are that way.
JUANA: We got lots of pictures of our babies in crates getting ready to go to Adoption Day. We also took Joan and Lita to Adoption Day.They were our neighbors’ puppies and we rescued and took them in and they are enjoying life at Straydog. There’s Shelby and me with Joan and Lita.
It was the perfect day to bleach both of our parks and all of our kennels. Our walkers made time to bleach the parks and our kennel workers made time to bleach the kennels. We wanted to try to stop the spread of ringworm or fleas or bugs, because we haven’t had a cold winter. You can see that everyone is in t-shirts and shorts in the middle of winter. We probably need to bleach everything every two or three weeks or so. It will probably be a bad summer.
There’s Ms. Caragan bringing Winston out for his walk. He was ready to go outside the gate.
BILL: We should have gotten a picture of her with him down by the pond. We should let her take the camera and take pictures, like I used to do with Noble. I would shoot pictures on our walks.
JUANA: There’s a long-shot of Denise bleaching Fred and Ethel’s kennel. In the distance, you can see Sherri bleaching the pathway near the kennel that Daisy shares with her pups.
There’s puppy Corgi. Charlotte is one of our volunteers. She and her daughter fell in love with puppy Corgi and wanted to adopt her. We can tell you that Corgi is now in her forever home and doing so very well.
There’s puppy Chico. You can see that all of the puppies from Daisy’s litter are different. I am telling you, everyone is different. Chico is the only one that looks like Mom, but he’s darker. You can see his little face.
There’s Mom and you can see Corgi in the very back just lying there. Puppy Emelia was no longer with us. She was adopted that Friday into her forever home.
Marco and Banjo are brothers and they were together at first. They started to fuss at each other and we separated them. Marco shared a kennel with Tabitha. And Banjo and Blondie and Tobi were together for a while. Then Banjo and Blondie got into it over a toy and we had to separate Banjo from Blondie and Tobi. Banjo has been by himself in that kennel for a long time. We decided to try and see if Banjo and Marco would recognize each other and accept each other again. Caragan was holding Marco.
I was holding Banjo. We introduced Banjo to Marco and then we brought Tabitha to them. They were sniffing and there was no aggression, even though Banjo’s tail was showing dominance. There’s Banjo. Both Marco and Banjo wanted to be top dog, but they were good. We took all three dogs off their leashes and they were dancing and prancing and playing.
When they started chasing each other, Banjo and Marco started to get into it. They aren’t aggressive dogs, so Caragan got one and I got the other one. We couldn’t have any more of that. Unfortunately, Banjo is still by himself and I have been racking my brain trying to think of who I could match him with. Poor Banjo will have to be by himself until I can find someone to match him with.
This is such a cute photo. We have kiddie swimming pools and I don’t know why some of our dogs are so silly.
They get in their water buckets, even though they have a swimming pool available. Willow likes his water bucket and he just crawls into his little bitty water bucket. Teddy Bear used to do that. Willow is constantly running back and forth along the fence line. We also had to put a five-gallon water bucket in that kennel, because Noel needs fresh water. If Willow can figure out how to get in that five-gallon water bucket, I don’t know what we’ll do. He’s just so silly.
As you know we are a rescue and a sanctuary and we have an outreach program. We got a desperate phone call and then an email. It was from a family in Houston. They told us that a man in his eighties, who lives here in Cedar Creek, was rushed to the hospital and he had two dogs. The emergency workers locked the dogs in his house. His family lives in Houston and they couldn’t leave work and travel here right away, but they were concerned that this man’s dogs were locked in his house. We answered their call right away. I didn’t know if we would end up with these babies, but we had to help. We couldn’t leave the dogs locked up in a house. David Rentz and I went to this man’s house and we picked up the dogs. The cleaning lady was there and she let us in and she helped us get the dogs. One of the dogs, Trixie, is a thirteen-year-old Lab and the other dog, Mitzi, is a little Weiner dog. Jean, the daughter, was planning to come on Monday and pick up the dogs. She said that she just needed help, while her father was in the hospital. I didn’t know if this were true, but my priority was to help these dogs. So I told her we would foster the dogs until she could get here. They are very sweet dogs.
We did take them to Morton Clinic to get them their Rabies shots. Obviously, this man was in the hospital and we couldn’t get their vet records. The cleaning lady gave us a bucket of their food. Luckily, we had a kennel with a heating a lamp and Trixie loved their little water bucket. They were kind of skittish, but comfortable. As we go along, we will tell you more. The man made it through, thank God, and Jean came to visit. They aren’t back home yet, but we can tell you that this story will have a happy ending.
There’s Tyler. We were working on the trifold mailer.
We don’t have a lot of staff on the weekend. When the girls took breaks, they came in and worked on the mailer. David, Tom and Linda were able to finish up what we didn’t and they were ready for the mail on Monday. We were good there.
There’s Denise caregiving Harley.
There’s Shelby in Pat Arnold Park. She was bleaching, while she had Ricky and C-Stat in the park.
Sherri was caregiving Barbie and Michelangelo.
In front of Barbie and Michelangelo’s kennel is Mr. Friendly and Polly. They were waiting for their turn. They were next. Friendly was sitting there patiently and Polly was dancing around. She wanted Sherri to hurry up and give her a cookie.
Sherri rescued this poor little girl.
She was owned by Sherri’s neighbors. They were bad people, who kicked and abused little Lucy-Mae and then abandoned her at their house. Sherri got to see how they abused this little dog. She had a broken hip. Unfortunately, even if you call the police, the people claim the dog as their property and there isn’t anything you can do. Lucy-Mae is safe now at Straydog and we will take care of her.
There is Mr. Wayne caregiving my little piranhas. I call them my little piranhas, even though that’s not a good name, because they nip at everything, especially cookies. I love my Lucy-girl and my Pinky-girl.
Pinky and Lucy are near Copper and Cadet. Cadet always has a toy on her mouth. She is the cutest baby ever. She dances around and prances with that toy in her mouth. They were waiting for Wayne and their caregiving time.
BILL: We’ll be back again shortly with another report from Straydog.
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