Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Something Happy...Something a Little Sad

So the puppies will be 6 weeks old tomorrow and I wanted to add some videos I've taken over the last couple of weeks. They aren't the greatest, but I promise I will take a better one to post tomorrow when we commemorate their 6 week birthday.

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Puppies nursing...around this time we decided to give them solid food...Mamma needed a break

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Puppies having playtime....
In a couple of weeks we will be getting the puppies spay/neutered and up to date with shots. They will be ready for their fosters or new families at that time. I will also be taking a couple of puppies to some shows we will be doing at the end of March...mid April.....I'll fill in the details later. OK, for something a bit sad..after the happy puppy news...I want to talk a little about one of our senior girls, Thelka.

Thelka arrived at Husky Haven about the time I started volunteering...a little over four years ago. Her family had turned her in because she had some lumps on her chest and they just didn't want to deal with it...she was 4-5 at the time...great family she had. We took her and had the lumps removed and she went on living her happy life at Husky Haven. The younger ones came and went, but Thelka stayed and after a while she was just one of the girls here. In February an application came in that was perfect for Thelka, a couple wanted an older dog as a companion for their senior dog. He had just had a double hip replacement and needed someone calm, she fit the bill. We were excited and that weekend decided to get her pretty for her meet and greet. We were washing her and got to her chest...the tumors were back , and bigger than they had been. We knew that she could not be adopted , we didn't know what was going on. Last week we noticed the tumors were a bit bigger and yesterday she was at the vet for an x-ray. Luckily her lungs were clear , nothing had spread if it was cancer. Thelka went under the knife this afternoon and I will know in the morning how she is and will know after pathology if it was cancer...or a non-cancerous tumor. Keep good thoughts that our girl is going to be alright...she is so sweet. If you can donate for either the puppies or Thelka, please go to www.huskyhaven.org and help us out. We really appreciate anything you can donate to us. I hope you enjoy my dog stories...please continue to keep reading and commenting...I'm going to keep writing.

4 comments:

  1. thats always heart breaking news, i hope everything turns out alright! She sounds like a fighter!!

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    1. Thanks so much...I'll have an update this afternoon...also good news for a couple of our other dogs!!! Thanks again.

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  2. Hi Beth! Thanks for stopping by! My heart goes out to you and to Thelka...I sure do hope she is going to be all right. Prayers being said!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!!!! Thanks for your good thoughts...will have an update this afternoon!!!

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