Thursday, August 11, 2011

Another day, another Beth

Above, Beth curled up for her afternoon nap.  We are so happy when we get to see Beth move forward in life.    She is becoming a spoiled brat, she gets three meals a day, they want to put some weight on her skinny bones.   She is getting around better and she feels good enough to be underfoot most of the day.   She has decided she likes this papering stuff, she will take all of it she can get.   The big news is that her tail is coming up from time to time as she takes interest in what is going on around her.   It probably helps that she has gone off her heavy pain pills, she is less loopy when she walks and she has more energy.   We finaly have some photos of her with her mouth closed.   Below, Beth has already learned the classic "Scratch my tummy, please" look.   Come on, just a little scratch?

A closer physical exam shows signs that she was abused more than we thought.   Her ears show signs of damage, one has lost its tip, she is missing a good inch of ear with scar tissue on the end from an old wound.  The other ear is a little jagged on the top and a very large piece of scar tissue is in the middle of the ear, making it too stiff to flop around.   Her nose, her front teeth and gums look like someone bit her very hard on her muzzle at some time when she was young.   The photo below is not so much about Beth, it is a reminder to the Paw Challenged One to pull some weeds and mow some grass. 

She is still a very happy lady, her tail wags when someone walks in the room, she jumps up to greet everyone.   She follows humans around, and she is well on her way to becoming a Velcro dog.   She does not like being alone and she is rapidly accepting her place in the pack.   She lines up for meals and she is learning how to get along with everyone.   The humans were terribly impressed when they let her outside, and a few minutes later she was scratching on the door, asking to be let in.   They were almost estatic when she followed them out into the garage through the dog door, she is clearly feeling more comfortable with her new home.  She likes Nala best, Nala is very slow and quiet.   When Bella, Roxie and I are running and playing, she gets a little nervous.   Below, finally a "tails up" moment, she found the squirrel path and she is following it to the base of the pine tree.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Oh Beth, you're doing so well! I would scratch your belly in a heartbeat!! You're very smart too! Don't be afraid of the other dogs; they can teach you good things!

  2. Mogley, You and your humans are working your magic again, that is tremendous progress with Beth in such a short time.
    Makes us so mad when we see signs that she was abused, but that life is behind her and it's now on to bigger and better things.

    Hamish & Sophie

  3. It always makes me sad to think what terrible things some animals have to go through. Thank you for giving her a better life!

  4. Yea for the golden spirit!!! So glad she is beginning to trust more and more. Blessy sweet heart.
    And how is Nala getting along?

  5. It's hallelujah time! One more abused, neglected and sick dog saved and on the mend. One more dog loved and cared for.

    Mogley, you, Bella and Nala are the best to teach the downtrodden ones that there is hope. And again, many thanks to the paw challenged ones.

    Hugs to Beth and Maddie.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  6. Thank you so much for what you do. I read your blogs daily and will enjoy following the recovery of Beth and will hold my breath for her to find the Forever Home that she deserves. Why someone can harm a precious animal is beyond me.
    Wondering how Rocky is doing also?

    Donna of NC

  7. Hi Y'all!

    Way to go Beth! Nala is definitely earning her retirement helping Beth!

    We'll keep paws crossed for a great forever home for Roxie and Beth!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. Way to go, Beth. We love seeing a dog spring back to the good life.