Tuesday, April 24, 2018

RICKY--CATARACT SURGERY

 We were asked to help this ten year old sweet boy.   We were first told he was 3-5 years old and I was so excited to get a young one.  But, he is older, 10. 
 He was in a Virginia shelter and had been turned in by his family-- we don't know why. 
 Ida volunteered to help get him and transport him to his foster home   This is his jail-break photo!
 He was perfectly comfortable traveling.  He just fell asleep.
 He had a bath and was all clean and fluffy.
 He is a very sweet, docile little man of about 13 pounds.  He just wants love and someone to snuggle with.  He does wear a belly band for now-- we don't know where he lived before.  He is learning.
 Ricky can hear, but not like a young dog.   And he just has one eye and it has a cataract in it.  SO....
We would like to raise about $2000 to be able to do cataract surgery on him.  The chances of gaining his sight in his one eye is 90-95%.  Those are pretty good odds, and one of the top ophthalmologists in the country is doing it.   If you would like to help fund his surgery, please make a donation on our web site or by sending it to our P.O box.   Our address is:  PVPC P.O. Box 61005, Richmond, VA 23261.   Or click on this link:    Potomac Valley Pekingese Club - Donate Now   
We want to give Ricky the best chance at a good life.  Thank you!                 

Monday, April 23, 2018

COLBY, CARTER AND BRANDY OF THE BRISTOL 18

 This is Colby. He belongs to Tracey.  He was one of the two puppies in the Bristol 18 rescue in August of 2010.
 Here he was then, kept in a crate in deplorable conditions.
 The other puppy was Carter, Jeanne's dog.  My grandson was just a baby when we went to see them.  They grew fast once their environment changed.
 Colby and Carter are loved and spoiled.
 And they are almost 8 years old now!
 They both have beautiful yards to run and play in.  They have friends to snuggle with.
 Carter is so loved by Jeanne and he has been a real comfort to her when she isn't feeling well.
 Carter is a big boy, but he is gentle with his siblings.
 Their mom, Brandy, was so thin when we got her, but her coat grew, she gained weight, and she is loved.
Camden is Brandy's brother, and they are both stunning.   Rescue made a difference-- it saved their lives, literally.   Rescue to freedom to homes.  That's what rescue is all about. 
 
We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces. It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within. We are Rescue.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BITS!

 Chumley said, "We are having a birthday!"
 Can you believe this little one is now three years old!?
 She entertains me often-- like when I'm making up the Bit beds.
 Or jumping in puddles, or playing with the Pekes, or destroying the play room. 
 Sugar Bit and the Viking have birthdays only four days apart. 
 They both love the Pekes, and are part of Camp Runamuck-- a loving place for Pekes and Bits and anyone else who is here.
 We all went to the beach a few weeks ago when we had a warm day.
 Sugar Bit and her older cousin (who has a birthday next month) dressed up with flowers for our birthday party last night.
 Our home is set up for the Bits-- and they all have their place here.
 Our home is set up, our porch is set up and our yard is set up-- you just never know what is going on here, but it's probably fun!
 We celebrated with cake and ice cream.
 The Viking got art supplies (which I didn't get a picture of) and Sugar Bit got a new wagon.  The canopy will be so nice on hot summer days when we walk to the park.
Dad pulled the birthday girls for a ride, and the Bit boys ran along behind them.  It was a fun day and we will continue today.  Happy Birthday sweet Bits!! 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

FAREWELL HAMPTON

 Hampton came into rescue in 2011.   His family could no longer keep him and so he came to rescue and was fostered by Sonia. 
 He joined Chance, also adopted from us.  Hampton was great with children, and loved to go on walks. 
Hampton began to have health issues.  At first, the vet thought it was vestibular disease, but it didn't get better.   Over time, he began to have symptoms of Inflamatory Brain Disease and the symptoms became worse quickly.   I'm so sorry for his mom and dad, as he was a beautiful and sweet boy.   Run free, now sweet Hamptom.  You will be missed.

FAREWELL LEILA

 Leila belonged to my friend, Charlie.  I met Charlie when he adopted two Pekes, Bear and Precious, from Virginia (they were "crossposts" and I had the privilege of helping Charlie). 
 Leila was his beautiful girl and she welcomed the others he had.   Charlie also had adopted Tigger a blind Peke and gave him a life that was incredible.
 Leila loved the snow-- and just being wherever her daddy was.
 Three years ago, Lulu joined their family.   Charlie came to the picnic that year and she went home with him.  It was the perfect match.
 Lulu is now on her own and she has been in Leila's bed, wondering where she is.  It's so hard for Charlie to watch her grieving and to be grieving so much himself.
Leila joined Precious, Tigger and Bear at the Rainbow Bridge.  I know she loved seeing her friends, but her daddy and Lulu miss her so much.   Run play now, sweet girl.  You will see your daddy and Lulu again.

FAREWELL RUSTY

 Rusty came into rescue in 2012. 
 He had a very rough life before we got him.  But, it all changed when he came into rescue. 
 He was adopted by Stacy and later moved to Pennsylvania. 
 He was so loved there.
 He had toys and Peke friends, and family who adored him.
 Rusty began to have trouble hearing and seeing.  That happens when they get older.  He also had mobility issues and could no longer stand.  His mom did everything for him.   But, he wasn't getting better. 
You can see the love they had for each other.  He can run free now and wait for him mom at the Rainbow Bridge.   You were adored, sweet man. 

SWEET POOCHIE

 Poochie was one of our Bristol 18.  He was five years old at the time (summer, 2010).  (This was taken at my home after he had been cleaned up and vetted-- he was still healing, but his life was now beginning.)
 He was adopted and lives in Richmond now-- and is the adored boy of his mom and human sister. 
 He loves to snuggle and curling up between his humans is his favorite thing.
Poochie is 13 now and his life could not be better!   Good morning, beautiful boy!

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