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 find homes for 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.
I went to Petco last Sat. with mom and dad. Lots of nice people came to say hello. I was nice to everyone and mom said she was proud of me and was surprised I didn't get a new home. HUmmmm I don't know if I want to leave here again. I like it here. Oh Ya it's noisy sometimes and it is a bit crowded but we all love each other and there is plenty of love here for all of us. Mom said the right home will come like my daddy John's home. I loved him so much. Maybe he'll come back for me. I wish.
Oh I am so happy to be back. I stayed at the man's house for 3 days. I was so scared of him. He is a big man and he has a big voice. He took me out to potty but I was scared to potty. I ate my food cause it was food my mom left for me so when I ate it I felt close to home. He seemed nice enough but not fuzzy warm like my dad here or like my daddy John. I heard him on the phone telling mom he was not going to keep me and that he felt we were not a good match. REALLY! He kept calling me Bozo. That was his dog's name. I think he misses Bozo so much and wanted me to be him. I'm not. Mom and dad came right away and picked me up. I was so happy to see them and excited to get HOME to my friends.
Mom and I cuddled all night and she said she loves me and she knows there is a perfect home for me where I can get all the love like I did with my daddy John. I miss him. I miss my quiet home. I will have another quiet home one day. Mom promised me.
Mom gave me a bath this morning and she talked and talked to me. She kept saying "I love you baby girl. You are such a good dog" She told me I was going to a new home and it is a good home. She sounded sad. I just listened and she said I am going to live with a man who is returned. He had a wife a dog. His wife died on Nov. 11 and then 3 wks ago his dog had to be pts. He is very lonely and needs a friend. Mom checked his vet and they said he took good care of his last dog. He doesn't have a full fenced in yard but just 3 sides. He has lots of property and a nice house to live in all alone. He promised mom he would not let me out off leash. Mom sounded worried about that.
Then we went for a ride and met a man in the country. He is a big man and he has a deep voice and it's loud. I was scared. I jumped and tried to get away from him. I stood close to mom and then we walked in the yard and I smelled the dog that died. He was an OLD dog and he was very tired. I think he missed his mom too. We went inside and the man tried to pet me and this time I let him. He talked with mom and dad for a long time and dad brought my bed and my kennel inside. Mom had a bag of my food and some treats. They talked more then I went with the man away from the door. He had a leash on my neck so I couldn't go. The sound of the door and mom and dad were gone. I am now with the stranger in a strange place.