Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Quick Update.......

I wanted to do a quick update on Lizzy. She seems to be holding her own....she has lost a couple of pounds , but she is in good spirits. Loves to eat and loves the walks still. The problem she is having is she is losing her hair in huge clumps. It's worse every day. I know that there is nothing I can do about it......just the cancer issues....but sad just the same.
This was mid September.....

This is today.....
Like I said I know she isn't in any pain and she still likes to play with her friends.....so all is as good as it gets for now.
Have a great evening......

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Adoptions and stuff.....

I have been lax with my adoption updates......so much time goes into Lizzy I have a hard time catching up!!! Well let me do that.....these adoptions were in August and September!!
If you read my blog you know that we were always taking Daddy-O and Wayne to every adoption event we could thing of!!! We started going to a dog food place named Kriser's in August and found a place for one of our dogs first time there!! A couple came by and saw Daddy-O and fell in love immediately. They had two little dogs , so Denise, who was fostering at the time , set up a meet and greet to see if Daddy-O was going to have any problems. He never showed aggression towards small dogs and he had no problem with their's. Within two weeks Daddy-O had a fabulous new home with two little ones and Bruce and Orlando. I was so happy....he had gotten passed over so many times....and he was getting older....
As you can see, Bruce found a great companion!!!!
Wayne was always at shows too.....everyone loved him....but he is such a big boy with high energy.....someone was going to have to run with this boy everyday. We got an application and Denise, who was fostering him at the time (yes, I think all dogs go through her these days!!!!), decided the app was a good one and contacted them. They came to see Wayne and checked out a few other Huskies too, but Wayne was their boy. They secured the fence, made sure the house was ready and brought home a very happy Wayne. He even has a daily jogging partner!!!!
Anthony and Joseph have a friend for life!!!!
And finally tonight , Deacon. Deacon was the young boy taken by Michelle....she took him right from animal control to surgery to fix his broken pelvis. Not going to say much but they figured someone kicked him. She nursed him back to health and we got a great application for him. The couple had another young dog and young child.....but we figured the kid had already dealt with a dog...what's another. The dogs got along great , their son loved Deacon , and another adoption was done. Deacon now has a huge backyard to run around with his friend  Kodah!!!
Deacon after surgery....

Trying to get a shot of the family!!!!

Right after we left, of course!!!!

A few more things......had to use this shot....
Some of our volunteers take the cleaning chores so literally!!!!
Lizzy is stable.....that's about all I can say. She is having a harder time getting up when she is on the slick tile floors......
Have a great evening........

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A few words on Miss Liz......

Well Lizzy is doing ok......but just that. Luckily she is still at the same weight and loves her walks, but last week I noticed a very distressing problem. Big clumps of hair were coming out and I noticed that a lot of the skin on her back was raw. With the lack of nutrients she is now developing bad skin issues. Took her to the vet and we started with some inject able antibiotics so so she doesn't develop a really bad infection that could take her out.

You can see her chest and around her ears are bad now. I am giving her coconut oil and vitamin E on her skin and in her food but I don't know at this point how much it will help.
This is what she looked like just over a month ago.....I'm very sad that this has to happen....but I guess with no nutrients that's expected.
Will update soon.....

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bridgeland 2014

So we had our show at Bridgeland last Saturday. It was a pretty day....actually it was almost 90...thank goodness we were in the shade most of the day!! We brought out four dogs, decided to give as many as we could a chance to show off!! This is going to be mostly pictures.....it will be a lot more fun that way.......
So we brought....
Cherokee

Sasika
Sapphire....her first time

Pacer
The kids got a ton of attention.....hopefully we will get a foster or adoption out of the day. The highlight of the day for me was being able to see the Olate Dogs. This father and son, with their dogs, won America's Got Talent a few years ago. I know these pics aren't great but it was the best I could do. The cool thing is that all the dogs are rescue dogs!!!!







Just a few more pics.....we were so happy to have some girls from club at Cy-Ranch.....that's how I got to go to the Olate dog show!!! Thanks so much ladies.

Becky hugging Cherokee....

Cherokee putting himself in time out.....it was a long day!!!

Our director's son's dog Chloe getting some kisses from the local sheriff...
We probably won't have too many more shows this year...the holidays are coming very fast!!!
Have a wonderful day........

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some Updates......

I've been pretty lax with my blog....but not going to use Lizzy as my excuse anymore. Time to update and tell some stories that have been out there for a while......
I will say upfront that Lizzy remains stable. Her weight has not changed in weeks and she is still walking with me every day.

Everything is pretty good!!!!
So I have a lot of good news.....we've had a bunch of adoptions, and one piece of bad news in the last couple of months. I'm only going to update one adoption tonight, so we'll start with bad news first.
A few months ago I talked a bit about Syd. He was found in a parking lot and we needed to get him out of there. One of our fantastic fosters offered to take him and he spent the next few months with her dog. He was in pretty bad shape......very low weight, lethargic.....she took him to the vet, they got some weight on him and he finally seemed pretty happy!!! After a few months his foster mom found him a great forever home in Austin. She came to Houston the first week of august to pick him up....

Everyone seemed so happy. Syd went on his way to his new home...but, sadly it was not to be. A week later our foster got a call from Syd's mom.....he had stopped eating and had lost nine pounds. For him that was of concern since that got him down to 35 pounds, much too low for a dog his size. We waited a couple more days, nothing, so to the vet. They ran a ton of tests , nothing conclusive....still wasn't eating. Before all the labs came back Syd died in his sleep. He had a pretty hard life before foster and adoption, at least he got a few months of pampering.....RIP Syd....we will miss you.....
So a happy story. Joelle and Solomon were two Huskies that loved to play together every day. One day earlier in the year Solomon got a great home!!! Joelle was not her usual happy self after he was gone and we tried some other combinations, but nothing really worked.A few months back we got an application for her....we never had many even though she was such a pretty girl!!! He came out to look at her and fell in love!!! She now get to travel , go boating....all the things she never got to do before!!! She finally found her home, there is someone out there for all of them.....
Have a wonderful life little girl!!!!

So this happened a couple of days ago......



I'm surprised my little car drives so well with that much mileage.....to 100,000 more!!!
Have a great evening , you will be hearing from me a lot more often.....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lizzy Update....Again....

I keep wanting to post about other dogs......but this is Lizzy's blog and she is number one. She'd been on the enzymes for about a week and a half......and of course I was hoping they would do the trick. The fact is , not much changed. It still looked like she wasn't processing much so we went back to the vet yesterday. Looks like she is processing about 25% of what she takes in. After this amount of time that won't change. I can give her anything to drink or eat.....but 75% will not provide nutrients. The great thing is that she weighed exactly the same as she had two weeks ago....that is a huge plus. She still loves her 2 mile walks each day.....but we don't jog anymore. She still plays with the others.....but not terribly long from now that won't be the case. Just keeping her happy as long as I can......so far no pain pills needed.

These were taken the day before she went to A&M in August. She was not a happy camper....whining the whole time.....we did have everyone in the store come back and see what was happening.....Denise and I assured them there was no nefarious activity!!!!
Please keep my girl in your thoughts.......we have run out of options.....so hope for the best.....