Thursday, January 20, 2011
Emma is our cousin, the family matriarch, and senior dog in the family. She went on a hunger strike, two plus days without eating was enough, she was rushed to the vet. Since her family was out of town, we were in charge of the emergency run to the official rescue vet. She was badly dehydrated so she was put on an iv to rebuild her strength while her blood tests were done. It was discovered that the problem was in her kidneys, she had a well developed infection that needed attention. Medications and fluids restored her appetite and in a day she was up and around again. We knew she was feeling better when we saw her rolling in the fresh snow, legs in the air and her whole body wiggling as she made snow angels. All is well that ends well, but we wanted to report, it is just one of those things that keeps us busy.
We are setting up a second meeting with the family that was interested in giving Stella a Forever Home. They are moved into their new house, but they don't have the dog doors installed yet. Stella may try the house out and then decide if she wants to accept their offer, and if she needs to wait for the dog doors. Keep your paws crossed.
Stella had her first Ice Ceam carton today, at first she thought she had to chew it, then she discovered that licking the inside was the best way to deal with it. When the ones who are paw challenged are done with ice cream cartons, they leave a little in the bottom and they save them in the freezer until they have enough cartons for everyone. Then they give us each a carton to lick out. Sometimes we get them stuck on our heads, but eventually we clean them up ready for the trash can. Then we lobby for some real ice cream from the new carton in the freezer.
Mogley G. Retriever