Hello from the M&Ms

Hello again from the M&M’s! We are still here in our foster home and doing very well. We had a party last night, we were the hit of the party with our long flowing coats and excellent manners to one and all. We continue to be healthy, happy and sweet as can be to our family. We are slowing down some, can’t walk as far or fast, but still enjoy going. Please consider us if you are looking for a pair o dogs to adopt. We are wonderful.
Mims and her brother Merlin

Bok Choy – new and improved!!

Hola!  My name is Bok.  My foster mom asked me to tell you all that I’m totally recovered from that nasty skin and am just the SWEETEST dog alive.  I am moderately lively, love laps but am not clingy and have never even thought about biting or snapping.

Bok Choy.jpg

I don’t mind other dogs, but don’t really care if they are here or not.  I’m all about people.  If you want a nice lap dog, I’m the one for you.

I  know what you’re going to say – I’m too old for you.  :(   Well, I promise I’m a really nice dog and although I don’t have 25 years left, I will be a great friend for the time I do have and I really don’t want to spend the time without a real home.  Would you??

Love, Bok

December 2006 – Holiday Newsletter – Urgent need

Wow, what a very busy month November was.  Hopefully, you all had a great Thanksgiving and are gearing up for a fabulous Christmas!!  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Texas.  Weather is cooling off (ok, nothing like Denver, but hey, 55 is COLD for us) and decorations are going up all over the place.  

We’re so proud of the work you’ve allowed us to do.   We have adopted out almost 200 dogs this year!!  And saved some dogs that were almost not salvagable.  We do have some last minute emergencies and some on-going care huge bills, but first…..

First, GOMEZ TURNER, one lucky little boy.  His HUGE, ORANGE-sized tumor was benign and his surgery went well.  Thanks to the great surgeon at Dallas Veterinary Specialists.  Little Gomez is doing wonderfully. His scar on his tummy is hardly noticeable and he is his old self thanks to all of his donors. He is on a supplement of vitamins,antioxidants, Amino acids and SAMe and prescription diet food for his liver to help it regenerate, which, fortunately, he loves. He will need to have his blood checked in a few months to see if there are any more problems, but he was a perfect patient and now enjoys his daily walks to help ease his arthritis and seems to be enjoying life without much pain. Santa has already given this little dog what he needed and he is so thankful.  You know, this boy will now have a great life – but only because of you all who donated to help him!! 

Secondly, MCGUIRE HARLEY HURST - came in as a hit-by-car with his jaw and back broken.  The back has knitted together well and the jaw is healing.  Here is a note from his foster mom:  Well after a long three in a half months, all of Harley’s pins have been removed. The vets were able to fix his broken back and he can now run and jump up on couches and chairs as if he had never been hit by a car.  His lower jaw  was broken in two places and completely detached from itself making it impossible for Harley to open  or close his mouth.  The doctors were hopeful that by pinning his lower jaw together, new bone would grow and fuse the broken pieces of the jaw back together.  Unfortunately, only one side of his jaw was able to grow new bone and fuse the pieces together.  Although this is not the best possible out come, it is not so bad it means that Harley can only eat soft foods and he can not play tug of war or chew on rawhides.  Harley, does love to eat he has gained 3lbs since he was rescued and is now at a healthy weight of 11lbs. 

Harley loves to snuggle with humans and gives the sweetest kisses.  He also likes to play with his foster brothers.  Harley is a very sweet happy boy who likes to take long walks and sniff everything around him,  he introduces himself to all the dogs big or small he meets out walking (I think he’s looking for a girlfriend!).  He will make a great family member to anyone lucky enough to adopt him.”

Third, ANDREW GARLANDER – hit by car with a broken pelvis and a herniated diaphram.  Again the surgeons fixed this little guy and he’s just about ready for adoption.  If you saw this guy today, you would never even guess that he had been hit by a car.  He has healed completely and now enjoys to taking long walks, running around the house or yard chasing his foster brothers and sisters.  Although, Andrew is a good 25 lbs he just wants to be a lap dog.  He loves to snuggle up on my lap and he will even sit up on my lap and put his front legs around my neck like he is giving be a hug.  It is the cutest thing ever.  Andrew will make a great addition to any family and due to the generous support he received after his accident, he is now ready to find that family.

 

BUT, of course, our mission continues and we desperately need your help.  I know you all are all wrapped up in Christmas activities-please enjoy your families and give them hugs for me – but please also don’t forget the homeless dogs who have very little chance at life without you!

First, little Angelina Jolie Ranger – found as a stray in July and had significant surgery – she has recovered nicely since her surgery to remove her tumors.  Here is a note from her foster mom:  “The tumors came back malignant so I have been keeping an eye on her stomach area to make sure no more tumors occur.  So far she has not had anything abnormal so I think that the we removed the tumors early enough before they spread to any other part of her body.  We are so thankful to all the generous angels who donated to help save her life.
Angelina loves to be near me and snuggle on my lap.  She spends her days comfortably resting on her bed and taking walks.  She must not have been around many dogs in her life, because she does not know how to play with them.  But she is very interested in watching her foster brothers and sisters play.  I am hoping that she will soon catch on and join in on the fun.  She is a very sweet girl just waiting to find her forever family.”

Angelina still needs significant funding to help with her $800 vet bills.  We love doing this work, but still need to pay the wonderful vets too.  Please help us continue to save little dogs like Angelina.  To donate via paypal, please click HERE. If you would rather send a check, please click HERE.

Razzle Oak – This sweet baby girl was stuck at a shelter with an eye READY TO BURST.  We picked her up and she went immediately into emergency surgery to remove that eye.  She is recovering nicely and will be totally adoptable, but her bill was $350 for the eye enucleation.  To donate via paypal, please click HERE. If you would rather send a check, please click HERE.

Ishmael Oak – another very sweet baby boy, we thought for certain we would lose him when we first got him.  Odds were against him – he was in horrible shape AND had a horrible heart murmur.  We did the basics but had to wait for him to get stronger before we could remove and analyze some little tumors on his head.  He has some sponsors, but still needs around $550 as of right now.  To donate via paypal, please click HERE. If you would rather send a check, please click HERE.

Finally, sweet little Heaven Ennis continues to incur costs.  Some may ask why we just don’t put her to sleep.  Well, I guess we could get out of the huge financial responsibility for her if we did, but as long as there is hope for her, we just cannot do that.  We know that you feel the same way – many of you have said over and over – someone needs to help those that have little chance!!

There are also some Forever Fosters that still desperately need monthly sponsors. Check these babies out HERE.  They just cannot help it that they are old and ill and were dumped.  Please help us help them.

Update on Mims and Merlin

Merlin and Mims lost their dad a year ago at this time. They are still in their foster home and doing great. M&M are some of the most gorgeous dogs you will ever lay eyes on or touch that wonderful soft fur. They are still extremely healthy, happy and loving. Mims had a little uh oh last week by leaving the grooming table before she was told to, so has a limp on her front left leg. She had bony changes in that leg already and the jump just irritated it. She is taking pain pills for a week to help her through the worst of it. They will continue to live out their lives here unless someone sees how special these two are and how they deserve a last name of their own. They are 15 but I would not guess that looking at them. They were well taken care of by the dad that loved them. Thank you for helping Mims and Merlin have a comfy place to be while they wait to see if a new home comes in search of them.
Mims and Merlin’s foster mom

Update on Audi Harris – adorable shih tzu boy

Hi,
An update on Audi, also known as Rowdy Audi….no he is not rowdy, but he does love toys, goes to the toy box several times during any day to find one to carry around. His favorite is a small boda bear that has seen much better days but that Audi loves to sleep with. He will take it to bed at night every night and then out the next morning. Too sweet. His health seems to be holding on, he does get drops twice a day in each eye for dry eye, but no other medicines are needed at this time. He enjoys his belly rubs, baths, snoozing and has to know where his people are. He is a total joy to have here and I honestly don’t know why he ended up at animal control. He is a great little guy. Thank you to all that are willing to help in Audi’s care.

Sad note on Bernie

 Bernie’s foster mom said,

A sad update on Bernie. He has been coughing for almost two weeks now so we went in on Monday to see the vet. Not good news. They did blood work which was great for a dog his age with a heart murmur and long term use of diurectics. The x-rays are another story. Turns out Bernie has a tumor on his heart very near the aorta, along with right side heart failure. The right side of his heart is very large and not pumping well. Poor Bernie does not have long to feel good. We will keep him as comfortable as we can until he looks at me with that goofy grin and one big eye to say he has had enough. I love him and will be there with him till he leaves me. I know someday we will meet again and look forward to seeing him with two good eyes, no heart problems and all the love he has given us while we have had him. Please keep Bernie in your thoughts. As a foster mom I thank all of you that continue to contribute to the forever fosters we have since they deserve love and care too.

Sincerely,
Bernie’s foster mom

Heaven Ennis

In early November Heaven had her teeth cleaned and her annual checkup so she could be “fit” for all the holiday parties. Her bloodwork continues to have an elevated white blood count, but not as high as in the past. Since then she has started limping on one of her back legs. We can’t find any external signs of injury and suspect we need to have it x-rayed as it’s been going on for a couple weeks.  Can you help us defer the cost of this vet care so Heaven can chase Santa’s reindeer when they come visit her?  She thanks everyone in advance!!