31 Jan 2010 09:10 pm
Piper report! A great update from her foster mom!
I can’t, in recent memory, say I’ve come across a sweeter dog than Piper. She is so easy going and happy. She loves toys very much, treats, walks, and rides in the car. And eating.
She gets along with everyone and the cats are about 99% normal with her in the house, meaning she doesn’t frighten them and she is very respectful of them. My sister’s boxer has a higher prey drive than Piper.
On our walk today, she started showing a few signs that she is a GSP! Sniffing around and showing interest in exploring. She isn’t fond of water but did stick a toe in the river!
She is about 99% housebroken and is perfect if you “remind” her to go pee, which she will do if you ask and she is able.
We haven’t had any more ottoman incidents, as we have made a more concerted effort to have toys around and we crate her with a treat when we go out. She still whines but is taking to the crate with more ease than before.
She plays throughout the day, but especially in the mornings with my sister’s fox terrier mix puppy and she is quiet and gentle as can be, playing literally for hours.
That’s another thing: she’s very quiet. Rarely barks.
31 Jan 2010 11:58 am
Feel better Megs!
Tues night started like all other nights…Meg ate her dinner with the normal zeal followed by a trip to the yard and then a game of destroy the toy. An hour later I found her hiding in the bathroom and crying in horrible pain….she looked like someone filled her with helium! And although that is bad…I knew it was REALLY bad when I checked her gums and realized she was going into shock. Within 15 minutes we were at the doggie ER where Meg was rushed into surgery. She had bloat and a partial torsion of her stomach. While we were lucky no other organs were affected, there was some discoloration of the stomach from loss of blood flow. The stomach was untwisted and tacked to prevent further issues but Meg was far from out of the woods. She spent Wednesday - Thursday at the local vet, where she was hooked up to a machine to monitor her vital signs and an IV to administer pain killers and mass amounts of antibiotics. As of Wednesday afternoon, they were not sure she was going to make it. But as the sun came up Thursday, Meg’s eyes held a change! She was feeling better and it showed. I was so excited to bring her home on Thursday that I could not stand it and called the vet 3 times to see when I could get her
Meg is still very sore and has too many staples to count on her tummy. She is on TWO antibiotics for a couple weeks and will need a special diet for a couple days…but she looks great otherwise. Her appetite is back and she destroyed a toy for me on Saturday morning so I know she is feeling better! She seems to KNOW she can work me right now and has been sleeping in my bed that last two nights - how can I resist! She just has the most beautiful eyes…
Meg is very, very thankful to NorCal GSP rescue for saving her life twice now! Once from a high kill shelter and now from a deadly medical condition. She knows that NorCal GSP Rescue needs your help in making these good deeds possible - please help sponsor her recovery! This will make her whole bum wag with joy and her eyes will continue to glow bright!
Nutmeg’s Foster Mom
25 Jan 2010 08:49 pm
Bowdie is eager to please and has a great disposition!
25 Jan 2010 08:49 pm
Bowdie is a little skinny as you can see here, he’d benefit from putting on about 5 pounds, and his foster home is feeding him extra food.
25 Jan 2010 08:49 pm
Bowdie doesn’t bark unnecessarily. He’s mellow and doesn’t jump or lick.
25 Jan 2010 08:48 pm
Bowdie has a keen sense of smell.
25 Jan 2010 07:20 pm
“It was a dark and stormy night . . “ Well, actually it was just a cold and drizzly northern California day. Bowdie is getting settled in to his foster home, quite happy to be out of the shelter!
25 Jan 2010 01:26 am
This is Pebbles. She’s a sweet girl who is very timid, and she will need some time to recover from kennel cough and some badly bruised (or maybe even hairline fractured) ribs. Luckily, she’s now safely in her foster home where she can recuperate and get some TLC.
17 Jan 2010 10:56 pm
Grace gets a goofy eye!
Oh wait, she already had a goofy eye! But, the girl in her foster home used doodle buddy to give Grace an eye transplant. Isn’t that sweet?
Thank you to Axel’s new foster home for taking him in and giving him a chance. It looks like he’s doing quite well adjusting to the comforts of home!
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