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#295248 - 09/23/13 09:37 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Kris]
katieliz Offline
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deb, sorry i only "saw" her on a facebook thread, i could have been a bit clearer about that, lol...and when i see you asking about a "hanging tummy", my mind goes somewhere it shouldn't...like...is it even possible she could be preggers?

patti, "chairs smell like, well you know"...you are BAD. in a very good and funny way!

wishing you great success with blending her into your pack. it'll take a good while before you can be totally comfortable that they'll all get along.
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#295253 - 09/23/13 10:48 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Kris]
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He keeps calling me and trying to prepare me for how bad she is. Get this - he got a urine and poop sample on the road, LOL! Her vet appt is 10:15 tomorrow morn. They should hit Chicago around midnight and home here around 3am.

He says every time he starts to think that he's driving 1800mi round trip only to wind up with a dog that we're only going to have to put down due to medical issues, she amazes him with something that tells him her will to survive is ENORMOUS!

No sign of fleas or ticks thank goodness. Her nails are very long and the more he's with her the more he believes she was a puppy mill Mama. Callouses on elbows and chest and no muscle mass in her legs. I see hydrotherapy in our future.

She's been a dream in the car he says.

I've got chicken boiled and rice cooking now.

Gotta go to work. Soon as I can I will take pics and post.

You guys have been GREAT! Thanks so much for your support and everything else!
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#295255 - 09/23/13 11:48 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids]
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He is doing a great job. I bet she is going to be a star once she gets settled.

Mary Jane posted a link to a shut down protocol that ome use for rescuues: http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbt...oday#Post282874 There are other good posts in that thread, but later Jean posts some good advice. Maybe there are some ideas in there just to help you with the tranition.
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#295264 - 09/24/13 06:45 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Can't wait for pics of this very special girl. I have good vibes that with good care she will thrive.
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#295271 - 09/24/13 08:49 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Kayos]
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They got home about 3:30 this morn. OMG this girl is in really bad shape! Remember Courage in CA about 2-3 years ago or so? Well, she's a real close 2nd to his condition. She can walk but she's very wobbly and can only walk for no more than 5min and she lays down. I've never seen a dog this skinny up close and personal, only pics and pics make me wanna cry so you can imagine having my own dog in that condition! I'm betting she needs a good 20lbs on her if not more.

She's obviously recently had puppies, that's what's hanging down and it's not hard really but there is a lump in her chest area, we think it's a callous but we'll leave that up to the vet. Her nails are horrendously long which I'm sure is contributing to her walking problems. Gonna have the vet do some clipping.

She absolutely REEKS! Nasty! But her face is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! She's not a plush coat like Joe thought, at least I don't think so. There isn't a grey hair on her muzzle and she's got a very young dainty face, we honestly don't think she's over about 5yo.
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#295274 - 09/24/13 08:56 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids]
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welcome

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#295275 - 09/24/13 09:06 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids]
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Going the extra mile – 1800 of them! You guys rock. I hope, hope, hope it will be ok. I've driven many just pulled dogs with the car windows open to ease the bad smell. Driving 1800 miles with that gag inducing smell to save the dog, your man is a gem.

HW is my first thought with a neglected dixie dog. Fingers crossed it's at a treatable stage, ifff she has it, and almost all of them do. I am so glad she'll be seen by a vet right away. Awesome work. You prepared so well and thoughtfully, big cudos to you, what a lucky dog she is.

PS Bounce is also highly allergenic. Can trigger asthma in humans and cats and itchies in dogs. So glad Patti gave you advice on limited vision and blindness. What a great group of people.
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#295280 - 09/24/13 09:23 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: shepnterrier]
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Glad she got home okay ... hope her trip to the vet goes well for everyone concerned!!!

Can't even start to say how much I admire you and your DH for giving this girl a home!!!
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#295294 - 09/24/13 10:47 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: arycrest]
katieliz Offline
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thinking of you and sending good energy. your description of her and her "dainty" face is just heartbreaking. when i saw her picture it wasn't apparent that she was as thin as you describe...but that FACE, that face i simply could not get out of my head.
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miss jeni-take-a-ride
shangri la's great white caesar ("the c-monster")
voodoo lily (dsh)
cricket-the-bird (african grey parrot)RIP-2013
RIP hearthside's cinderfella (4/20/09)
RIP shep von bellefontaine (6/9/10)

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#295295 - 09/24/13 11:01 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: katieliz]
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I too want to express my admiration for what you and your husband are doing. May the vet visit go well, and not find anything too seriously wrong with her. Can't wait to see the pictures when you are able to post them.
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