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!


  1. From the first day you posted about Skeeter, I had hoped that YOU would keep her. I'm not sure why, but that's what my heart said. The universe must have heard my heart too!! She was meant to be yours always!! You are amazing. Thanks for all you do for these pups. Hugs

  2. Thanks Kim! Just love her to pieces...even Sasha seems to get that she is here to stay and they are becoming buddies :)