Friday, July 23, 2010

Foster Liam

Liam was found as an emaciated stray, and his time in a Delaware shelter certainly made matters worse. Just by looking at his picture, you can tell that he certainly needs help! That poor little face asks for a chance at a happy life - and he is only a year or two old! He is in foster care now, and Jill his foster mom reports that he is a happy, loving boy despite his very rough start.

As Jill tells it, "He had a rough start, vomiting everything from the day before up. I started feeding him by hand small amounts so I could control the speed of his eating. Well that worked and today I put a tennis ball in his bowl. So far so good and his stool now has some form to it.
He really loves soft toys. He was stealing my daughters stuffed animals so I went out first thing yesterday and got him his very own stuff less toy. He was soooooo happy. I was afraid to get one with stuffing in case he decided to eat it.
It is pretty amazing with such a rough start he is such a happy, loving boy.
I have attached some pictures. He follows me everywhere."
-- Jill Dunn
Already, under Jill's wonderful care, Liam is starting to blossom. Compare these recent pictures:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Update on Porky

Porky is doing fine.  He has a good appetite, and loves going out in the backyard.  Sometimes he plays with us with his toys, other times he loves just laying in the grass and chewing on his toys or rolling on his back.  He is reluctant in going into his cage at times, we always put toys in there with him.  We even have been trying to feed him in there with the door open.  When we went to get his heartworm pills we took both dogs and put them in the back of the suburban with the middle seats down.  He weighs 21 lbs.  Grandpa gives him and Lily a treat every day, so he loves when grandpa calls him, though he doesn't like raw string beans.  Lily has gotten use to him.  Here are some pictures of him.

-- Regina

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Update on Tucker

Tucker has had most of his stitches out, and the incision is healing nicely. 

His foster mom Amy notes, "He’s doing very well, though is a bit pouty because he wants to play and is not allowed. We’re working on his therapy exercises with both legs now. He’s very good about working with us so far, and enjoys the extra attention. When he incision is completely healed, we’re going to start some water therapy.

Despite all he’s been through, he was kissing and climbing all over the vets and was so happy to see everyone. He is definitely a people-lover.

Tucker sends lots of smooches to everyone!"

Monday, July 19, 2010

I Have Not Seen Your Lipstick

No I have not seen your lipstick,
Why would you even ask me that? I'm insulted! Every time something goes missing around here, everybody looks at me! For your information, I don't even wear that shade.
It doesn't flatter my complexion and it tastes terrible. oops.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Foster Thunder/Teddy

I met up with Mary Liberty who transported Thunder from Philadelphia. Thunder is doing well, he seems pretty wiped out from his big day and he is currently snoozing in his ex-pen. He is a really sweet little guy, built kind of like a stocky little barrel. He seems to have a lot of pug traits but is black and white like a BT. Cute! No pictures yet, I've been too busy with getting the dogs settled (so far so good) but I will soon.

His eye does not look good at all and his vision is definitely impaired. I am not quite sure how much he sees but he does run into some things and he is nervous about stairs and things like that. The shelter notes say possible glaucoma in that eye. It looks painful.

I'll keep you all updated. Thanks so much Mary for giving him ride!

I brought him to the vet yesterday and the news was not too bad - his bad eye is an old injury or disease (possibly glaucoma), but it is well past being an active problem. It looks bad but it doesn't seem to cause him pain. Obviously he can't see out of that eye. The vet said there is nothing that needs to be done, and surgery to remove the eye would be possible but it would only be for cosmetic reasons now. His "good" eye is not without problems though. It is pretty red and he does have a cataract in that eye. His vision is maybe 30-50% in that eye at best guess. Thunder was not letting the vet measure his eye pressure or really look at his eye - he tried to bite. So I have an appointment to bring him back next week after giving him a little sedative beforehand. The vet really wants to make sure he doesn't have glaucoma in that eye.
Thunder is just a sweetheart! He reminds me of a teddy bear with his little face and ears and his round body. I've taken to calling him Teddy part of the time .

-- Kathy Vander Werff