Likes: Playing drill sergeant, bullysticks, and cuddling warm blankets.
Favorite Food: Gerber Chicken & Chicken Gravy baby food! Now that I am big, I mostly eat Healthwise and Innova dry kibble.
Arrival Story: London's DogMom, Beanie, was surrendered by a good samaritan who had found her as a stray and was unable to locate her owners. Soon after she found her, she noticed her belly was growing bigger and bigger. Unable to care for a litter, logistically or financially, she brought Beanie to Jack's Angels. On August 27, 2006, Beanie delivered 6 beautiful puppies, each weighing 3 to 5 ounces. Sadly, one chocolate and red sable girl was born with an irreparable birth defect and humanely euthanized. London, with a 4 ounce birth weight, was seemingly healthy and perfect in every way. It wasn't long, though, before the other puppies began passing her up in size and her Mom began rejecting her. At just 3 weeks old, London had a seizure. It was her first one but, unfortunately, not her last. Thankfully, they have been infrequent, she often doesn't have any for months. However, just after her first birthday, she suffered a seizure that left her unable to walk on hard surfaces. This hasn't affected her happy outlook on life in the slightest. She is just as feisty, bossy, and full of life as ever. Now 18 months old, London tips the scales at 2lbs 14oz.
Bio: I am a permanent resident of Jack's Castle and am not for adoption. However, we have plenty if wonderful pets available for adoption via my family's pet rescue organization in Austin, Texas (Applicants must live within a 200 mile radius of Austin). You can learn all about Jack's Fur Angels of Texas at http://www.jack.petfinder.com or http://www.jacksangels.org.
In October 2007, London suffered a seizure that caused long-term damage. She slowly but steadily improved, having to relearn how to walk, eat, drink, etc. For now, however, London is unable to walk on hard surfaces and has lost most of her vision. It's been seven months and she seems to have plateaued but we're holding out hope that she'll improve more overtime. Since we only have tile and wood floors, London has lots of soft blankets throughout. None of this has slowed her down. She's still the happiest and bossiest of the bunch.
Today is London's first birthday. Sadly, it was not a day of celebration for us so we'll have to celebrate at a later date.
We spent the day at Texas A&M Small Animal Clinic, where her sister big Adison (dogster page coming soon) has been since Saturday, August 25th. She was supposed to have an MRI and spinal tap done today to hopefully yield some answers to what caused severe neurological problems after overcoming pneumonia. They anesthetized Adison before testing the MRI machine. They machine wouldn't work. They tried for an hour and half, with Adison still anesthetized, before having to give up due to her blood pressure and body temperature dropping. The machine is now working and we'll have to go through this all over again tomorrow.
Please keep Adison in your thoughts and prayers. London's birthday wish is to have her favorite sister healthy and back home.
As it became clear that I am not going to get any bigger, my humans decided it was spay time. I was once a very sickly girl so my humans were scared to death at the thought of me having surgery. After we got the okay from our trusted doctors, we decided Wednesday, May 2nd would be the day. Mommy couldn't sleep yesterday night and admittedly almost backed out a couple of times. We got up early this morning and I was less than thrilled. I enjoy burrowing into the blankets and sleeping late. When we got there, they took me in the back, but not before Mommy promised to be there when I woke up, and I suddenly felt very sleepy. When I woke up, I was just a bit scared but as promised, I was in Mommy's arms. In addition to being spayed, they had to pull SIX retained baby teeth. I am recovering well and already back home.