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Age: 3 Years Sex: Male Weight: 100+ lbs
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Reilly Bear, Sir Snores-a-lot, Mr. Growlypants, Reilly Bubs, Mr. Blubbers
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January 6th 2013
May 30th 2011
Sleepng, playing with his toys at 1 am, securing the perimeter
People who come up to him too quickly, cars, big trucks, when it is very windy
A peanut butter-filled Kong; his Nylabone
Bacon, cheese, peanut butter
To the tree line along the fence
None yet, but we are working on that! Does sleeping count? lol
Reilly was rescued from a hoarding situation in Vineland, NJ, where he was locked in a chicken coop for the first 16 to 18 months of his life. A friend of ours fostered him and gave him love and showed him that not all people are boneheaded jackholes that neglect their animals. And when we met him, we decided to give him a home.
Because of the neglect he has been shown, he is very wary and afraid. He trusts myself and my husband now, but it is a slow process. We met up with him a few times, once at our friend's and then the other times at our house. And on 1-6-13 he came to live with us for good. He is wary of every noise and we just keep reminding him that he is fine. He doesn't even know what television is, or toys, for that matter. He hasn't explored much of the house so far--only the living room and kitchen.
He walks very well on a leash and he loves to be hugged by us. He knows he is a big boy and doesn't think he is a lap dog. He knows to go outside and not in the house.
It will be slow going with him, but we have all of the time in the world. We want to show him all of the love we have to give. He is great with our cat, Theo, and he has met and behaved very well with some of the local dogs too. He is just such a love, a sweet boy. As he gets more comfortable, more of his personality will come out. He has a diary that I use to keep track of his progress, so check it out if you like =)
We adopted Reilly from the National Great Pyrenees Rescue on January 6, 2013. We were told that he was perfectly healthy and our adoption contract says that he was heartworm-free. During the first six weeks that we had him, he was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection AND advanced heart worm disease. The rescue is refusing to take any responsibility for the fact that his urinary tract infection was brewing before he was adopted AND that he had the heart worms for at least a year.
He was found in Vineland, NJ in a hoarding situation and was outside in a chicken coop, where mosquitoes were free to bite him (here in NJ the mosquito is practically our state bird.) Anyone who has any common sense would test a dog found in this situation for heart worms once in their care (he was tested in October 2012 by the SPCA and the test was negative, so the NGPR never bothered to test him once they had him). Four months later, his heart was enlarged, and his lungs and certain arteries were also infected with the worms. When the president of the NGPR was told, she told us to wait on the chest x-ray. Imagine if we had waited! For a while the president threatened legal action against us for slander (I guess no one told her that it's only slander if it's not true), and she was sending me emails calling me names, along with sending other people to verbally attack me (real mature, isn't she?) Maybe if she spent more time taking care of the dogs instead of displaying her immaturity, they'd be adopting out healthy ones instead of sick ones.
On October 5, 2013, after rounds of painful shots and medications, he was officially declared heart worm-free!!! Way to go, Reilly!
I sleep, therefore I am.
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April 10th 2014 4:39 pm
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Reilly is starting to take treats from our hands!
March 16th 2014 10:44 pm
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL OF REILLY'S DOGGIE FRIENDS AND THEIR HOOMANS!!
Reilly has taken to running down the stairs, especially if he hears my mom or Uncle Steve (our next-door neighbor) outside! And when he hears a sound that he doesn't like, he starts barking and running down the stairs at the same time! And he stands right by the front door when we open it to check on what's going on outside. 99.9% of the time it's a possum under our porch or it's one of the feral cats that we leave food out for. But he now thinks of himself as the protector!
He's such a good boy!!
February 26th 2014 8:15 pm
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I have to apologize to everyone who has sent Reilly gifts and emails since January. When Dogster announced that it was shutting down, I pretty much "abandoned ship" and only came back tonight to retrieve the pictures from my animals' profiles. I never expected that Dogster would change their minds!! Way to go, Dogster!!
First thing tomorrow I am going to go through all of your emails and comments!!
I'm so glad our profiles aren't going anywhere!!
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