Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Telly

A little bird has told us that Telly ( is having a birthday today. Telly's story is quite heartwarming. He waited patiently for a year and a half at HUA (Hearts United) until his own special family found him there and adopted him. Telly (named after Telly Savalas) is bald and downed - used and discarded by a puppy mill.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our friend, Telly.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How to sleep in a cart

I follow Telly, the little blue dog Telly is a bald, paralized doxie.

Stanley is getting used to his cart. I was looking for him and this is what I found (Telly is on the left, Stanley is on the right). It must be a "guy" thing.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Daisy update

We were at the vet this morning. I thought he was going to remove her stitches, but it was just a check up. He is leaving the stitches in until Tuesday. The bigger wound is still weeping, but the vet is happy with the healing process. So more bandages for the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Injuries common with downed dogs

I haven't been around for a while as Daisy Mae, a long term, downed foster, has been injured. It is an injury common with downed dogs. She has crawled over something that gouged her side. Because of her paralysis, she does not feel it when she crawls over something sharp. Frequently, downed dogs will get hurt crawling over the metal floor strip which joins different types of flooring. The screw heads in the strip can work their way up and become very harmful to these dogs.

With her heart murmur, she could not be anesthetized for stitches. The vet was able to stitch the smaller wound under local freezing. The bigger owie needed more than freezing, so it could not be stitched.

She is healing. I change the bandages twice a day. She has antibiotics and Medicam for pain. Of course, she is being carried more these days Sling

Some dear friends are sending Daisy Mae a scootsack, so that this should not happen again. I will post a picture of DM in her new scootsack when it arrives. She also cannot use her cart again until this is completely healed as the saddle will rub the wound that could not be stitched. Poor little girl.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Oh no!

I see from one of the blogs that I follow, Poppy the Little Blond Chi, has had to have a second back surgery. We think she is a chiwiennie, chi/dachshund mix.

Many healing thoughts for her. I have also referred her parents to Dodger's List

It is full of information, not only for during an IVDD crisis, but for preventative measures and for post-treatment help as well. I would encourage everyone to visit their site.

IVDD (Invertebrate Disc Disease) is prevalent in doxies (1 in 4), other breeds can suffer disc injuries as well.

Get well soon Poppy,

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wienerfest Costumes

Stanley getting a tour of Wienerfest.

Here is the Heidi Express.
Unfortunately, her caboose car was cropped from the photo. She was one of the three top winners.

Stanley made it to the top 10. His sign says "Little Dogs on the Prairie"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day

This was the sight that greeted our neighbourhood this morning. One of our neighbours is a realtor and apparently he decorates our neighbourhood each July 1 with a small Canadian flag at the foot of every driveway. My camera really does not do justice to the effect.

Thinking especially of all our troops who are not home today.