Monday, July 29, 2019
Granger came back to visit w his family. He loves being w Piper and Paddington. They run in the yard and are a happy trio.
But, sometimes, the dogs just have to stay out if the kitchen when there are so many dogs and people sharing the same space. Granger just doesn’t understand. “ Let me in,”. 😩🤣. So mistreated. You’ll be just fine. ❤️
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
She found the perfect home. She is adored and loved and given all she needs. It's what we want for each of them. I love getting updates!!💜 Happy Saturday, sweet girl.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Gizmo – now Sir Gizzie – came to us in May from a Baltimore shelter. Ida did the ‘jail break’ for Gizzie and them met his new foster mom and made the exchange.
Gizzie had been treated for fleas at the shelter but he was in bad shape.
His coat was overgrown and matted, his eyes were dry and matted, his mouth was a disaster, he had not been neutered, he was under weight, he had an awful wracking cough and he was so very weak.
His foster moms gave him food and water via a syringe for many days trying to get him strong enough for a dental.It was finally decided to take the risk of having the dental done.
The vet was extra diligent monitoring him and he came through.
He began to eat small amounts of soft food the next day and, after adding puppy food to his diet, he began to gain some ounces.
The cough that he had was a respiratory virus which was not Bordetella. After many, many different anti-biotics, the cough began to disappear.
As his physical health improved, bits of his personality began to come out.
He could be very lovable and sweet while he also began to show a vicious, aggressive side.
Despite a combination of anti-anxiety and pain meds, the aggressive behavior became more frequent and more severe.
The risks to the foster moms and the other pets were increasing significantly. After much discussion with the vet, it was decided that those risks were too many and great.
Despite all that you do for a rescued dog to heal them physically, it is not always possible to heal their emotional spirit. They have scars that are too many and too deep."
Sherry wrote Sir Gizzie's farewell. It was hard to do. She spent many visits and calls with the vet trying to help Sir Gizzie, but his mood swings were not safe. It was the advice of the vet to gently let him go. We rely so much on our vets because when these decisions are made, it is so hard and so emotional. We have so much of our foster heart involved and wish we could just fix them. It's not always possible. So, with great sadness, she let him go-- free of pain, free of confusion, and free to run and play. Farewell, little one. We are so sorry.