Saturday, February 6, 2016

Skeeter Settles into her new life...

 Her and Sasha both got some new fancy tags... They are adorable!  Got them on Esty and Sasha has one too but she is too fuzzy currently to get a picture! 

 This girl loves her fruits and veggies!  Turns out even butter lettuce which Sasha turned her nose up at... I think cutie oranges are about her favoritest thing though...

awww.... Skeeter snuck in and was the little spoon!  Sasha even woke up and didn't seem to mind and went back to sleep... That I was happy to see; because as cute as this was, I wasn't sure how Sasha would react... made me happy when she didn't seem to mind at all! 

Monday, February 1, 2016

I'm Adopted!

Well 42 really is the answer to universe.. Skeeter's at least!  ... My 42nd foster dog Skeeter is being adopted by MEEEE!

I love this little senior gal and she got a tough break in life when she was dumped to the shelter at 10 years old very sick with broken teeth and mammary masses...but maybe it was a good thing... because lucky for all, a great woman at the Vancouver shelter, Tara, saw the spark in Skeeter and went about getting getting her into a rescue and getting her treated, even taking her into her home and letting her recover from her surgeries. 

Then she came to me...  It's been a eventful few months... first Skeeter was scared and still recovering from surgery, 6 teeth removed, 8 mammary masses and a spay!... then right when she was feeling good, she got some awful pain in her neck that gave her a lot of grief ... Since then; she has gotten better and almost back to her regular self,  the neck pain is a chronic thing and will have to manged for the rest of her life... We also found at that time, she has an enlarged heart and a diagnosis of right heart congestive heart failure...  Luckily though, she isn't showing any symptoms at this at this time... and I've already got her on some herbal medications to help as much as possible.  It's treatable but a progressive condition.
supervising her adoption paperwork - making sure i get it right!
Life sure has been tough on her... and she's had enough stress for 100 dogs.. No good healthcare, probably bad food and just not treated well in her early days and it's caught up to her.. But those days at least are over for her...   She's loved, getting good nutrition and great healthcare. She's come to me at a time when I'm working form home and she's my little desk dog buddy and I can't imagine her not being here...We just love her to pieces.  Even Sasha is good with with her and seems to know she is here to stay... So welcome Skeeter Coltrane to your forever home!

 Sasha looks like she says... really, she's staying?   But she takes kisses anyhow, so she's not too upset to share!

We will be taking a break from fostering while we further settle Skeeter into her new home and continue to getting her feeling good.... Then, we'll have two fun police dogs to keep the fosters in line!
 And this picture just because I love the "Oh I am the saddest pup ever cause I'm being forced to wear a plaid deer antler headband"...Pity me!  look... So silly!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Skeeter's got her groove back....

So Skeeter is feeling better for sure... She has been playing a bit and last night decided to show this duck toy who was boss.. She even did some rattie shakes to him!  So glad to see this little one get back to feeling good....

After a rousing game of "nibble the duck" it was nap time... 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Doing Great!

Skeeter is doing great... Still licks her feet a bit but thanks to the lovely crochet socks my friend made and these pink little socks I've rigged up - they have healed up up nicely... She looks cute in socks and she doesn't seem to mind wearing them. 

 Having fun with a stuffed panda that has no face... Skeeter was not impressed with this latest getup..
 Sasha however didn't mind cause there were TREATS involved...

 She's got to get her beauty sleep in...

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Feeling Better!

Skeeter is doing really well.. I would say she is about 95% recovered from her neck pain... She has a pretty arthritic neck, poor thing... So we have her on some daily vetprofen and glucosomine.. Of course time and rest helped the most... I'm glad to see her getting back to her wiggly self!

Her and Sasha and quite the good napping buddies... Skeeter almost worked up the nerve to go on the same dog bed as her and Sasha didn't seem bothered a bit..but she lost her nerve and couldn't do it!  

 Snoozing next to me ON the desk while I work... I'm not sure how it happened, but it's a happy spot for her... She lets me know when she wants down (and up) and she's in easy reach for kisses and photos!

 We got her a nice harness that is gentle on her skin and won't irritate her skin.. I think she looks super cute - she is so excited to go

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Sleeping Spot!

She was looking at me pitifully from the floor, so I put her on the desk... now that she got her way, she was happy to take a snooze... ugh... I'm such a sucker.. But it's nice company to keep :) 

 This is a cute picture of her, but she was actually overheated being in the warm room, with socks on and under a blanket... so she was panting a bit... didn't keep her from being cute though...
 btw.. Sasha is NOT interested in sleeping on the desk!  She's too cranky for that nonsense... or she doesn't want to copy cat dog Skeeter...

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Winter Snoozes...

Another guest for Skeeter to get pets from.. This is Isabel who came to visit with her mom and Skeeter very much enjoyed getting loves from a new person... 

What she doesn't love is all this snow we've been getting... It's a lot and it's been here for a couple of weeks already... Just when it's about gone, we then get some more! 

Her neck is getting better bit by bit and after a bath, we even got some wiggles out of her!

Long Socks for Skeeter... She's developed a couple hot spots on her feet from licking them... To let them heal, my friend Kimberlee knitted her some long socks... I think they are adorable and the good news is that she doesn't seem to mind them.... I think they look like dog garters!