Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ruby in limbo:

Yesterday we reported that Ruby had a forever home to go to.   That was a correct statement, they are still wanting to adopt Ruby.   But last night, Ruby spent the night coughing.   She had coughed a little prior, but we thought that was because she had been spayed and the clinic used a tube down her throat.  When they use the tube it is normal for the dog to have a sore throat for a couple of days.    However, that gets less and less over time.   Ruby's cough was getting stronger and more frequent.

Today we took her to GRRR central, where she is being looked after by experts tonight.   She will get another going over tomorrow at the vet's office, then we will know what is wrong.   We suspect kennel cough, but there could be complications because she has a difficulty breathing from time to time.

Stay tuned.  Her family still wants her, but we have to know what is wrong with her before we send her off. 

Meanwhile there is big news on the playing front.   The bi-peds have been looking for a place in the high Rocky Mountains.   Their criteria is that is must have several acres and it must have water, either a stream or a pond.   Today they found a 14 acre place with almost 1/2 mile of stream and a large pond, the pond was judged suitable for the Golden Swim Team.  The water is a little cold, there was still ice on the pond and snow was still laying along the stream.  It will be cold, even in the heat of July.   It even has horse facilities which by some coincidence means a fenced area.   In the mountains where the mountain lions and bears lurk, even big, brave Goldens are not allowed to run lose on the mountainsides.   Elk and deer have horns and little patience for barking dogs, so a protected play area is a must.  We are waiting anxiously for a decision.    Do we have a new place to play or not?   They say it will take time to tell if it can be done within the budget.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Paws khrossed fur Ruby's issues to khlear up and not be anything more than tube throat and/or a bit of kennel khough -

    As fur the new GReat place, where do I make my reservation?


  2. Rooting for you Ruby! Qannik came to us with quite the Kennel Cough, so we are most familiar with it.

    What an awesome sounding playground. Hope it happens for you.

  3. We will keep our fingers crossed for Ruby! Your new place sounds lovely - we can't wait to see lots of pictures of the Goldens swimming in the pond.


  4. Our paws are crossed for Ruby! (Have they checked her heart? My little big sister TaiChi - who crossed The Bridge at the ripe old age of 19+ - had an enlarged heart for a number of years that caused a slight cough; because she wasn't super-active, they didn't do anything, but if she had been younger, they vet could have given her some medicine that would have eliminated the problem.) Wow; the Golden Summer Home sounds perfect!!! We want to visit! As half Goldens, can we come every other summer? :-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby

  5. Praying that it is nothing serious with Ruby and that everything works out for for her with the forever home.

    Boy your description of the place your bipeds looked at sounds wonderful.
    Wishing for good things, keep us informed.

    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  6. Mogley, we all get our shots every year for kennel cough. But we do not know if it is curable. Is it? Ruby will be in our thoughts.
    I hope your bi-peds will get the place they are looking at, sounds really pretty. We live on 7 1/2 acres, that is really cool. Except we only have a swamp that we are only allow to come near in Winter. Cotton mouths and rattlers, you know.

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  7. Oh Mogley, a new home would be nice!

    I'm hoping Ruby's illness is nothing more than kennel cough, but it's nice to know her bipeds still want her. Keep us posted!

  8. Hi Mogley
    Sending Ruby prayers & best wishes for a speedy recovery. Best wishes to Abby & Daisy too so they can find a forever home.

    My golden Neeli wants to know if she can come play with you & the gang:)

    Hugs & kisses,
    Nadine, Apples & Neeli

  9. Thank goodness they will still want her! We hope it is only kennel cough (not great but better than heart problems, etc) and really hope it is just a throat irritation from a tube. Good luck on the new home. What a cool place to live and we don't mean cold.

    love & wags,