"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, August 30, 2012

BELLA!

UPDATE 10/16/2012 
BELLA WAS UNADOPTED TODAY
AND WILL BE COMING TO OUR HOME TO BE OUR 
THIRD DOG.  
SHE DID WELL HERE AT THE START OF HER TIME IN RESCUE,
AND WE LOVED HER AND WILL LOVE HER AGAIN.  

SHE NEEDS A HOME WITH A BIT MORE DEDICATION AND
EXPERIENCE THAN WE USUALLY FIND AMONG OUR ADOPTERS.    

SO NEXT TIME YOU MIGHT MEET A RESCUER WHO HAS 5 DOGS OR 10 CATS
DON'T JUMP TO THE CONCLUSION "HOARDER!" 
JUMP INSTEAD TO THE CONCLUSION "SAINTLY LUNATIC!"

HEAD COUNT HERE WILL NOW BE 3 DOGS AND 2 CATS, WITH 
2 ADULT HUMANS SQUISHED IN WITH THEM.
WHEN THE KIDS OR THE REST OF THE FAMILY ARRIVE
FOR HOLIDAYS..... WELL, WE'LL SQUISH THEM IN HERE ALSO.  

UPDATE 10/13/2012  BELLA WAS ADOPTED TODAY!!!!


Another foster dog has entered our home and hearts.  Bella arrived last Saturday.  She was surrendered to Schnauzer Paws Rescue because her family could not afford the care that she required.  Born with tear glands that do not function properly, she was progressively losing her vision due to severe dry eye.  

We got her here and to the veterinary ophthalmologist, regular vet, and groomer.  She's now on a course of treatment for her eyes, and we are already seeing positive results.  The amount of green goop flooding her eyes is decreasing, and her eyes just look more comfortable now.  With eye washes and treatment applications 4 times a day, her tear glands are going to wake up and start producing the moisture her eyes so badly need.  
Isn't she lovely?  When she arrived, she had not been groomed in a very long time, and she was one messy looking lady.  Our groomer worked her magic, and the results are obviously amazing.  
She is a very, very dear dog.  Her manners are good, she is playful and goofy.  She eats well and sleeps well and is very easy to have around.  She is a bit timid, but Dave is helping her overcome that by taking her on walks with Cassy, where she'll learn that moving forward is a great thing.  

Bella may be with us for quite a while, as she will not be adopted out until her tear production is normal and especially until we find a family that we know will take care of her eyes for life, preserving her remaining vision.  


2 comments:

  1. Adorable pup, and so lucky to have found you! I don't know how you do it, fostering I mean. You allow them into your lives and hearts, then I suspect you have to let go. You are special, Angela.

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  2. what a pretty little girl.......surprised to see that you took in another one....how is she adjusting? So pretty! I cannot imagine doing fostering.....I would want to keep each & every one.....
    I have got to stop looking at different pages that I have saved.....

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