Nicknames: Jenny Mae, Jenny-Fur, Jen-Jen, The Puppy, Jamais (french for Never), Je Mae-mae, RABBIT, "Lovie Dovie" at the shelter
Birthday: May 15th 2008
Likes: Being in our laps! She just wants to hide her head in your lap if you sit on the ground. She loves to give Wally kisses and snuggle with Mickey
Pet-Peeves: Being called a hyenia, coyote, or jackel, being pulled while on a leash or having a shower.
Favorite Toy: A little yellow mousie that was Wally's cat toy!
Favorite Food: Whipped Cream out of the can (but only a tiny bit and only once a week)
Favorite Walk: Anywhere we let her go! But mostly in the mountains, off leash.
Best Tricks: Going nuts and giving tons of kisses when a human sneezes!!!
Arrival Story: We lost our Sammy in April, and then, Bernadette in September. After fostering several different pups, Mom thought it was a good idea to wait a while, and so did our vet. 6 weeks later, Mom was just looking at the local shelter page, which she hadn't done for weeks, and saw the photo of "Lovie Dovie", and gasped! OMD! She looked so much like Bernie!!
Mom talked to Dad, and showed him the photo. He said, "Get her OUT OF THERE!" and the very next day, she went to the shelter and got her. She was microchipped at the shelter before she left. Straight to the vet, we went, and she was very sick. She had a fever of 104.7, what sounded like bronchitis, tonsillitis, and probably kennel cough. Dr. K was concerned with her fever, because it isn't typical for kennel cough. He said there was a VERY slight chance it could be distemper and tested her throat for it. She was given 2 shots. One was an anti-inflamitory, and the other was an antibiotic. She came home with de-wormer, Doxicycline for the infection, hydrocodone for her cough, and Metacam liquid for her fever. She seems potty trained and very sweet.
Bio: Jenny has become such a lover and so very sweet to her family. We all love her very much, and Mickey adores her! He feels totally safe with her, and enjoys playing rough and tumbles with her every night (much to our dismay).
She has traits of all of our angels. Her tail wags sound so much like Kody. She is the first one since him, that could thump her tail... and it makes our hearts smile. She grabs Mom's wrist like Kody did, too!
She loves to play with balls like Grizzly! He was a ball fanatic! So is she! She snuggles like Sammy, and howls like he did.
And finally, she MUST be Bernadette's real sister or at least half sister. She has so many of her traits. Too many to list, actually. If it weren't for her extraordinarily LONG LEGS!
We still don't know what in the world she is mixed with. Could be Greyhound, could be Catahoula. Your guess is as good as mine!
We love her dearly!
Yesterday, it was my one year anniversary for being with my forever family! Oh, what a wonderful day we had!
Daddy took us to the mountains and I got to run all over and pretend to be a rabbit! I was hopping in and out of bushes and stuff! My goodness I was runnin' so much by the time I was done I was shaking like a leaf!
Mom is going to call or email Dr. Klingborg. She's never had a pup that would get the shakes after exerting themselves. Last weekend, we went to Monterey and I was so tired I was shaking like I was at the vet... Mom thought it had to do with memories of a storm we went through last time we were there. But this weekend, there wasn't any reason. I just sat there with my ears back, my eyes wide and trembled. Mom remembers when Sammy did that when his back spasmed. She wonders if something like that could be going on with me.
I broke more nails while I was up there too. Gosh, am I ever accident prone!
Today I'm lying in the sun recuperating my secret powers.
Mom was thinking about where we were last year and how very sick I was back then. She still wants to cry thinking of how I would have been euthanized for being "distemper positive" because of my test came back positive, but it was because I'd had 2 vaccinations in 2 weeks, and I had kennel cough, so I had some of the symptoms... but it was a false positive. How many shelter pups die because of these false positives?
Well, not THIS one!
Love you! Off to snooze again,
Dr. Klingborg wrote back to Mom:
There are different kinds of muscle fibers-- some that make us better at running marathons, and others make us sprinters. People and dogs have both types of muscle fibers, but not in the same percentages. It is possible that Jenny has one type over another, and is building up some lactic acid in her muscles-- causing cramping & spasms. Maintaining hydration is the key to help with this sort of problem.
So, guess I get more to drink, huh? Wonder if they'll give me Raspberry Iced Tea?
So, I keep getting told I look like a hyena or something. Mom doesn't think so. Then someone said I looked like an African Wild Dog. Mom looked it up. I do resemble them, but I'm most certainly NOT one. I have less teeth, and I'm the most domesticated dog you ever met! Nothin' wild about me! O.k. other than my kisses! And my ears aren't round like that either!
I'm doing great. I'm up to 43 pounds, all leg and when Mom bathed Mickey and I yesterday, I still have no undercoat. I mean NONE! The water hit and it was hair and skin. Worse than ever MOM's hair! BOL!
I peed in the shower. I hate bathes still. Mickey is doing much better with them now since Mom got one of those shower heads you can take off with a hose. He doesn't have to be lifted in the shower any more, so he is happy and got major zoomies. Not me. I sat under Sammy's big-big tree and pouted. I barely took my super treat, but I did because if I didn't, Mickey would have.