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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