are held by their new owners Emily and Hanna (sisters too)
Adopted Puppies Faith and Violet (sisters)
are held by their new owners Emily and Hanna (sisters too)
BILL ANNOUNCES: Straydog Radio Show covering a very sad event that happened on Monday, July 25, 2016. There will be another show later covering the other events of that day. Juana, let’s talk about what happened that day.
JUANA: We just want to close the book on this story. We had a report on this last Thursday and we set up a “Go Fund Me” account for vet care for Phoenix. We closed the “Go Fund Me” page for this poor dog. This poor boy didn’t make it.
I went to visit him on Monday. It was before noon, when I saw him and he looked horrible. It was very upsetting for me, because I’ve never seen a dog or a human that badly burned. I was very upset and I couldn’t stop crying. I asked if we should continue treating him or if we should put him to sleep. Lacie said that he looked a lot better and he was doing much better than he had been on the previous day. I couldn’t imagine how bad he looked before. I hugged him and I kissed him and I didn’t want to hurt him. He didn’t seem to be in pain. He seemed peaceful and restful. Lacie said he was sedated and he had his head up. His eyes were half open. I petted his little nose and eyes.
At 7:00 that evening, I got a text from Dr. Dumeyer. It said that she was very busy, but she wanted to give me more details and she would get back to me. In the meantime, I got a text from my son Gordie and he said that he was very sorry that Phoenix didn’t make it. Gordie said that Dr. Dumeyer was very busy, but she would get back to me as soon as possible, to tell me what happened.
Then I called Fire Marshall Ronnie Denton, because he and his wife wanted to adopt Phoenix. I gave him the bad news and told him that I would get back with him as soon as I found out what happened. As soon as he answered the phone he said, “I was there.” He told me that he was with Phoenix, when it happened. He said that the doctor was cleaning his wounds and he was under sedation. He went into shock and they tried to revive him. He guessed that his poor body couldn’t take it anymore. Ronnie said that he seemed very peaceful and he didn’t appear to be suffering. I worried that he might be in pain, but I relied on the fire marshal’s experience. This fire marshal dedicates his life to protect people and animals from terrible things like this. And he wanted to keep on trying, because he thought that Phoenix could make it. I put my faith in this fire marshal and we tried to save Phoenix. This fire marshal hoped that he would make it, but he didn’t. We had already gotten three wonderful donations from the “Go Fund Me” page. And Junior has already written notes to those three people, who donated that money. It will go to Morton Clinic and we don’t know how much we still owe Morton Clinic, just for Phoenix. The fire marshal wants to keep his ashes. He said that it must have been his time and it was probably best for Phoenix. Later on, Dr. Dumeyer told me that Phoenix was under anesthesia, when he passed, and the fire marshal and his wife were there with him. His wounds were just too much. She said, “He was such a sweet boy. I am so sorry that I couldn’t save him, Miss Juana.”
It was nobody’s fault, except the people who put him in that situation, where he and their other dog could get burned. As we have already reported, the other dog panicked and strangled himself, because he was also chained to a pole and he was trying to get away from the fire. Unfortunately, we have already heard that the people aren’t going to be charged with cruelty to animals. They will only get a fine for burning trash in their yard illegally. Their dogs were tied up to poles too close to the fire and they left them there. They said that was unintentional. So they are off the hook. It’s just so terribly, terribly sad.
BILL: We’ll be back again tomorrow with another report from Straydog.
You can listen to this Special Report below.
BILL ANNOUNCES: Straydog Radio Show covering the events of Thursday, July 14, 2016. This is Bill and Juana and it’s a few days later. We are going to do last Thursday’s report. Every day is hot, so we don’t have to talk about the weather. The weather is terrible now and it’s going worse.
JUANA: We do need to talk about rain, when it rains. It is really hot. It was another sunny, pretty day.
Maci was walking Ms. Reyna.
I didn’t get a good picture of Leonardo. He wasn’t coming to her. She got Reyna on a leash and she went back to get Leonardo.
We bleached all of the kennels that Thursday. I haven’t reported on the ringworm situation. George and Ronnie talked about us being down to one dog with ringworm, which is MoMo. He looks a lot better, but he is still scabby. He is still getting dipped and we are giving him his meds. We haven’t bleached very much lately, because it’s been so hot and it hasn’t been that humid. When it rains, it gets so hot and humid and moist. That can spread the ringworm, because it’s a fungus. But we are still bleaching and we have been successful this year and I am very happy for that.
There’s Wayne hooking up the water hose to the bleach mix in Rosita and Purtis’ kennel.
There’s Jacob filling up a pool.
There’s DJ getting his water hose out of the kennel that he was working in.
Shelby was the walker in the Shirley Olsen Beemer Park and she was hugging Kayla. Shelby was caregiving Kayla in the park and you can see Kayla’s beautiful eyes. She was looking right at the camera.
Maci was the walker in the Pat Arnold Park and she was training my niece Blanca. Blanca was walking blind and deaf Colt and his kennelmates Fatso and Miss B to the park.
Blanca took their leashes off and Maci set the timer on her phone.
I got a cute picture of the kitties. Sometimes all of the kittens are on top of the crate, when you pick up the lid of the kennel box. This time there was only one.
They aren’t as hyper as they were. They usually don’t try to get out. They start purring and want attention. We pet them and love on them.
There’s Wayne caregiving Winston, Tarzan and Marshall in their kennel.
He was petting Tarzan and you can see Winston walking around in the background. He’s amazing. He’s an older dog and I think we will be able to find a home for him. He just came up to the pasture near my sister’s house. All of his teeth on one side were hanging out and his eyes were so goopy. He was so super skinny. We rescued him in June and we brought him to Morton Clinic. There’s nothing wrong with him, except he’s so skinny. As soon as we get some meat on his bones, we will take him to Adoption Day. He’s a hound and he barks, like a hound. Ronnie howls at him and then he howls back and gets all of the dogs barking. He’s so cute and he’s such a good dog. He loves the swimming pool. There’s Wayne caregiving Winston and then Winston got in the pool with puppy Marshall.
There’s Ozzie and Ariel, when I took the to the park.
Ariel is doing very well and she hasn’t had any more seizures. They were running to the gate, to wait to go back inside. They were ready and they started dancing around.
They went right up the ramp.
They walk straight to their kennel in H1.
Then they were waiting for the cookies in their kennel. They love being a pair of inside doggies and they are just so cute.
There’s Collin. He’s still in a crate in H1.
Over two weeks ago, he got very sick. His lymph nodes were swollen and he had some kind of infection. Maci took him to Morton Clinic that Sunday and Dr. Dumeyer sent him home with antibiotics. I feared that it was lymphoma, but it wasn’t. Doctor aspirated his lymph nodes and it was just an infection. I am doing this report on Tuesday and it’s almost a week later. I think that I will put him back outside tomorrow. He’s not on medicine anymore and he’s doing better. I think he will be okay outside now. He would be a very good inside dog. He doesn’t tear anything up. He’s very, very calm and he won’t pee in his crate. He waits to go outside. He walks past the Chihuahua Gang very calmly and he’s a very, very gentle baby.
About a week or so ago, we took June to Morton Clinic to be drained.
They drained about two pounds of fluids from her. She has a problem with her heart. She wasn’t eating and she was coughing very badly. She had heartworms and a guy rescued her. He couldn’t take her home, but he took her to Moron Clinic. He said that he wanted to pay her medical bills, if someone would take her. He ended up paying about $1,000 in medical bills. She was an old dog that he found walking on the street. She’s very sweet. Dr. James asked me, if we would take her. He said that she wouldn’t live for very long, but he asked if we could take her and give her love for the last days of her life. Like I said, they drained about two pounds of fluids from her about a week ago. She’s eating and she’s getting used to us. I hoped that I would be able to introduce her to the H1 Gang and that might make her feel that she’s a part of a family. At first, she was very sad and she was barking and she wouldn’t eat. We’ve had her about three weeks and I decided that it would work or not with the H1 Gang.
There’s Ronnie working on tarps. He was trying to give Wolfie and Genie some shade.
There’s Maci taking momma Minnie to the park.
She has heartworms, so we don’t take her outside for very long. But she never gets excited. She’s fine all night long and she doesn’t run and it’s not that hot outside at night. The puppies love to stay outside. They stay under their shelter. Blanca had to go under their shelter to get them out. They had so much fun in the park. There’s Maci playing with the two puppies. They love it.
There’s Minnie walking around the park. She never runs. She just walks slowly and sniffs. We usually keep dogs with heartworms on a leash, so they can’t run, but not Minnie. She doesn’t run.
There’s old Ricky with C-Stat.
They were staying in the shade in the Pat Arnold Park. We are lucky that we have a lot of trees and there’s lots of shade. These trees have been growing for many years.
On Tuesday, Soullie had emergency surgery. Dr. James and his staff were able to save her and we want to thank them. She had to stay there on Wednesday and recover. George went to get her on Thursday. She came home with a big ecollar. She didn’t mind the ecollar. Some dogs hate them, but she doesn’t. She was just happy to be home and she was wagging her tail. She feels good and she can finally urinate. She was walking in the small park two. You can see that some of the dogs were in the big park looking over at Soullie. There’s Brian looking at her and Ronnie was talking to Soullie and petting her.
There’s Natalie looking at her too. Soullie was just walking around. She is not aggressive and she doesn’t mind. Her brother Luis used to jump on her all of the time. He’s now sharing a kennel with Snickers and he doesn’t jump on Snickers.
I was telling you about introducing June to the Hospital One Gang. There I was walking her to the park on a leash.
There’s Sweet Tart. Doesn’t Sweet Tart look like June? Sweet Tart is smaller.
Benji also has the same markings.
I left June off the leash. Everybody came to her and sniffed her. She was a little nervous and her hair stood up. But they all accepted her and she was okay. I told them to leave her alone and let her be and they did. June growled at puppy PoPo, because PoPo wanted to play with her. June was kind of scared. June looked at her as if to say, “I am not playing with you, little girl.”
They all got along. At this point, I was the only one, who would put her with the H1 Gang. They all listen to me and I was afraid to let anyone else do it. That was last Thursday and anyone can put her with them now. They are totally integrated.
There’s Shelby with momma Minnie and her puppies. They were separated by the feeding gate and eating.
It was a good day after all.
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