Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Luna was a rescue we got from Craigslist locally here in Spokane. We do not know the depth of the abuse she suffered, but suffice it to say that she's pretty messed up in the head. Tammy and I don't think she is ever going to be right. So, we try to make her feel safe and comfortable. Most of the time she is scared. Of what, we don't know.
We are looking at the Thunder Coat, which sounded like a scam when we saw it on late night TV. But from doing a little research, it looks totally legit. I'm still not sure it makes much sense to me how this thing works, but all those good reviews can't be wrong. It runs about $45 with our Prime account. We'll see...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
|A good one of two of Tank's puppies, Nala and Bear|
For now, they are going to keep him off medication and wait until they basically have no choice but to medicate him. This way he avoids the quality off life issues that the side effects of the medication may give him.
His official prognosis is 1-2 years before he's officially in heart failure, and maybe 1-2 years of quality time after that. So, basically 2-4 years of quality life left, before we need to make any hard choices. I'm still a little bummed, but the news could have been much worse.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The main danger is that if he gets overheated or to excited, his enlarged heart could choke off his airway. So, he's not going to be allowed to be as active as he would like to be. But with the right environment and treatment, he can live a normal life, and that's good to hear.
She got spayed a week ago, and her recovery is going well. It's hard to believe that any animal could recover so quickly from major surgery like that. In fact, she was looking so good that I took the cone of shame off a day early, and she has been smiling ever since.
Today she has been running around at full speed. And her incision has healed so well that it's hard to tell she even has one.
Monday, July 2, 2012
...and she's not a happy camper tonight. Her surgery went well, and she had a good dinner. We'll dope her up on doggy narcotics before bed time. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for her. Poor Zoe-Zoe. The females have a more involved surgery than the males. Just don't tell Smokey that.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Yep, it's been all about the Tidbit. What can I say - he's just photogenic. He's the littlest big boy. Small for even a Chihuahua. His deformed paw has been bothering him lately. He's such a trooper. Here's a few recent pics of Tidbit and the bunch.