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January 6th 2013
May 30th 2011
Sleepng, 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; his Himalayan dog chew
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.
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 have had him, he has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection AND heart worms. 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 has 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. 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 is now enlarged, and his lungs and certain arteries are 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! Now the president is threatening legal action against us for slander (I guess no one told her that it's only slander if it's not true), and she is 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.
I sleep, therefore I am.
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May 14th 2013 6:25 am
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Dis is Reilly here, tank yew all for all of da presents yew have bestowed upon me!!! I luv dem all and I love YOU ALL!
May 10th 2013 9:31 pm
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Reilly is barking at the thunder. So far he's not afraid of it lol
May 6th 2013 10:12 am
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The Bear has been with us four months today!!
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