Nicknames: J, J. Jo, Jelly Beebers, Jelly Pooter, J. Gator, Jelly Dog-nut, Monkey Girl, Arfy, Bucket O' Bark, Budda Belly
Birthday: December 13th 2005
Likes: Peanut Butter, her toys, lying in the sun, cuddles, goosing Maggie, car rides to dog park, sleeping
Pet-Peeves: Not getting what she wants --- immediately! And being dumped by VPI. Thanks.
Favorite Toy: Chew bone from Auntie Rebecca, Maggie, Jack-jack (Orka Jack), Kong
Favorite Food: peanut butter & bananas
Favorite Walk: Anywhere... as long as she's moving forward!!!
Best Tricks: The saddest eyes...
Arrival Story: Jelly is one tough pup. She survived parvo and animal cruelty in Georgia. Her other 9 littermates weren't so lucky. Then.... she had surgery to remove a nasty piece of linoleum she'd snacked on. All within the first 1o weeks. She was rescued from her situation by the coonhound rescue network. We thank 4 Paws Coonhound Rescue, Walton-Gwinnett Animal Clinic staff in Loganville Georgia, and the Mission Valley VCA Emergency Hospital staff. All of these folks worked hard to help Jelly and we can't thank you enough!
Bio: Jelly is nearly completely deaf, but that doesn't seem to slow her down!!!
I'm much too sad to post much right now, but wanted to share that Jelly passed away on Sat. Feb. 27th, 2010. She did not have a fair start in life, but we were lucky enough to have her come into our life and I know that we were better for that. We will miss her terribly.
I've been pretty busy with all of our foster visitors. Thanks to our latest little pal Spirit, I've made an amazing new friend. Her name is Tess, and she can read my mind. Tess does doggie pedicures and saw my nails when she stopped by our house to do Spirit's paws. See, I'm a little shy about having people touch my ears and feet when I don't know them. Especially when they try to restrain me. A few weeks ago it took 4 vet techs to hold me for a blood draw. Tess promised that she could do my nails without stressful restraint. The PT's were game and hopeful, so they signed me up.
Today was the day, and Tess was ready for me. She said she'd been thinking of me alot. She knew just what I needed and before I knew it I was relaxed and she was doing my nails!!!!! And then I was done just like that. She told the PT's that I was super good. She used some aromatherapy, massage, cuddled me with a blanket, and gave me some creme cheese. So yeah, I folded. So I give Tess my highest endorsement of 5 paws (that's 1 more than I actually have) and would recommend her to any pooch in the San Diego area for a nail trim (and yeah she will paint them too!). You can find her through www.peticuresbytess.com
I have not updated for a bit, but rest assured I'm alive and kicking (with all four paws!). We've had many visiting dogs (aka foster pups), who have come and stayed with us for a bit. I like the idea of rotating playmates. It's taken me two years, but I finally have the PTs well trained and on a schedule, and I am quick to remind them when they fall behind schedule (ahem, it's 3 minutes past 5pm pacific time..... time for my dinner..... um you forgot the smelly oil topping... and shorted me 8 pieces of kibble). Maggie and I also teamed up to drive them crazy so they'd buy us a proper doggie door. I like the idea of making them get up and down every two minutes, but they are a little slow and we have places to go, and fresh air to breathe. I'll let you know how long it takes them to install the sucker.......