Favorite Food: Home cooked/Chicken breast, brown rice, fresh veggies with no salt.
Favorite Walk: Too ill to go for walks.
Best Tricks: Telling you she loves you and thank you, with her eyes.
Arrival Story: Such a sad story to write but so very sad that it IS HER LIFE. Animal Rescue Foundation volunteer went to a local pound to take a Basset they felt they could place. The kennel worker told her the Basset came in with 2 Dachshunds and they were all on the list to be killed the next AM. Long story short, this one of 3 females, is heart worm positive. High Heartworm positive! The other 2 dogs are negative and healthy!!! They all were surrendered by the same person who said when leaving them at a high kill shelter, "I have too many dogs. I have to get rid of some." The HW desease is advanced in Cookie to the point that she is on the verge of heart failure. She has a bad heart murmur as well. Our vet said he would put her down for us with a gentle kind hand on her. Well that is not what we rescue for. At this point she is eating and not struggling to breath. We feel she should have a chance. Our vet put her on an antibiotic and I put her on a natural pill to help eliminate fluid, an immune system builder and vitamin E. I will have her on an herbal therapy to strengthen her heart also. She is not expected to live much longer but I will do all I can think of for her and anything our vet can do. If she lives days, weeks or months with us she will be loved and she will know that. Oh! and she had tape worms which I've treated her for the first day I got her. She has ear mites which I am treating 2x a day. It is obvious she had pups probably 8 to 10 wks ago! Like her sick little body needed anything else to depleat it. :(
Bio: She was surrendered by har owner along with 2 of her other dogs. Her name was Queenie. She was NOT treated like a Queen!!! Advanced heart worm desease, ear mites, tape worms and recently had pups. Her body is going into heart failure from the worms living inside her heart. She is not expected to live. I will do all I can for her until she shows signs she is suffering and then I will kiss her good-bye and send her to Rainbow Bridge knowing she was loved even if only for a short time in her life. Please help me pray for her to beat the odds and live a long happy life.
Dad and I went to Petco yesterday to visit. I saw Kate and my foster parents. They gave me hugs and kisses and told me and my daddy how good I look. I have slimmed down a bit and I needed to do that. The walks and trips to the dog park have really helped my figure. :) I have more energy and I play more. I am very happy. I let my foster parents know that by staying close to me dad after I greeted him. They knew I was telling them :Hello, I remember you well and I still love you BUT I really love my daddy and I am happy."
I LOVE my new daddy. He is so good to me. He comes outside with me to pee even though I have a fenced yard. I stay home in my warm bed while he is at school or work and I am a good girl. My dad is going to be a teacher one day. He is a good cuddler and feeds me my favorite food and treats. I sleep with him at night in the people bed and when he comes home every day I am his whole world. I don't have to share him with any other dogs or even people. His friends are very nice to me too. They come to visit or sometimes we go to visit them. My dad takes me for a walk 2 times a day and I love him very much.
My diary was picked. Yeah! It seems like for so long everything in my life was bad. I lived with my first mom and I loved her but she would not let me inside. She didn't feed my very well and she didn't give me heart worm preventative BUT I am sure she loved me. She had to love me cause I loved her. She let my friends inside the house but.... oh well that was a long time ago. When she brought me to the pound I was so scared and I didn't feel well because of the heart worms I had. My 2 friends from our home and I were taken by the rescue just hours before we were going to be put into a gas cahmber and they went to other fosters and I came here. WOW! what a change in my life. I am inside or if I want to go out I have a pet door to use. It's awesoome. I even sleep in bed with mom sometimes. I get lots of food and I will never have babies and the heart worms are all gone now. Best of all I am getting adopted. I love my foster parents but they need to help other dogs so my space here can go to one of them. In all this time I have made some awesome Dogster friends. My Dogster friends have helped me when I felt daown and they have really helped my mom a lot. It's been a good journey.