Labrador Retriever/Great Pyrenees
Picture of Esperanza, a female Labrador Retriever/Great Pyrenees

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Age: 7 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

March 6th 2009


Being rubbed on her belly while sleeping

Favorite Toy:
A furry tennis ball

Favorite Food:
Anything that hits the floor

Favorite Walk:
The Xenia or Centerville Dogpark

Best Tricks:

Forums Motto:
Miss Fiesty

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 19th 2009 More than 7 years!

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Meet my family
Zorro *Rest In

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Day By Day

April 26th 2009 7:08 am
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It is rare for Ohio, but the temperature got into the 80's Saturday and it was really sunny, so we decided to get the mess off of Espy. We took a little litter box and filled it with warm water and used a mild foaming shampoo (since I forgot to get the tearless puppy shampoo from WalMart) and used a terry cloth to moisten her fur. She really enjoyed it like her mother licking her clean. She still is really wobbly, but she wags her tail readily at anybody, especially at her big brother, Zorro. She stayed at home to dry off and Zorro got to go to a softball game, so later that night, Espy got to go to her first Drive-In movie, Fast & Furious. She was happy to sit on her dad's chest and be out, and she is better than sitting in an isolation room cage.


Going Home

April 25th 2009 1:24 am
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Espy had been in the hospital since Monday and everyday I called and the staff has told me that there was no change, she was depressed and they wanted her to stay another night, but the bill got to almost $1000 for this little rescued dog and myself being a registered veterinary tech, I felt that sitting in a little stale metal cage in the basement of some hospital room would be a terrible place to take your final breath with April temperatures hovering near 80 degrees this weekend and the fresh air and wind being out of your reach. So against the staff's recommondations I removed her from their care because they could not guarantee me any progress.

When she was brought to me in a diaper pad with little drool and pee patches on the inside from the trauma of being removed from the IV line and probably not given much freedom of movement, she grabbed onto me and placed her little mouth against my face and I saw a happy light from her eyes as she knew that she was going home with me. She felt so withered and weak, I was pleased with my decision to take her with me. She was to be my heart, to heal the space torn from the loss of Dessy 2 years earlier, and it was best she be with someone who cared. I took her anti vomiting medicine and anti diarrheal medicine with the renewed faith that my education that kept me away from spending the last year and a half of Dessy's life would not be in vain. I then proceded to get her a small tub, some PediaLyte and a couple of droppers to administer it, if she still was not taking liquids and went home.

I am pleased to announce that she took the meds and PediaLyte and now she is drinking water by herself and not vomiting. She also has eaten a few tablespoons full of food *TWICE* and kept them down, but she has still not had a bowel movement. She has pottied twice, outside, and readily wagged her tail to the calls of Espy and "Good girl, Baby". She wags her tail to peoples feet and licked mine twice and even went nose-to-nose with Zorro to say "Hello", but I realize that this is day one with several more to go, but I thank everyone for the prayers and I hope to give everyone more good news and happy pictures.



April 20th 2009 12:17 pm
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I went to the doctor today and was diagnosed with ParvoVirus. I am only a baby at 6 weeks old, but my father caught it early enough that they say I may survive. I had no blood in my diarrhea and my vomit was clear and a little mucousy but they said it may get worse. My name means Hope and I will need it to make it.

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