Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Day At the Spa

Hope got a haircut yesterday, and the groomer, and old friend, said she had the best behavior ever. When Hope first saw my friend, she said Hope tried to jump out of the tub. She could not use the hairdryer … Continue reading

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A Sniff On the Hand

Hope is inching toward a little more trust. Jake and Windy started barking and wanting my attention while I was seated. Hope watched. They were nagging me for a walk. While they were being petted, Hope came up and joined … Continue reading

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She’s Got Her Bark Back

Windy continues to improve. She has been quiet since her surgery until yesterday. She got her bark back. Windy’s bark, though, is not normal. One of her previous owners had her debarked. Debarking is a cruel procedure of cutting a … Continue reading

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She’s Not Happy

Windy is recovering from being spayed a few days ago. To keep her from licking her incision, I have an inflatable collar. Most vets will give you a plastic cone, known as an Elizabethan collar or e-collar. I found the … Continue reading

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Chihuahuas for Adoption Today

If you live near the Cincinnati area, a small boatload of Chihuahuas need homes. These little ones were victims of a hoarder. To see the complete story http://bit.ly/a380ME. We found a little mix a couple years ago. Flea bitten and starving, once … Continue reading

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No More Puppies for Her

Windy is home recuperating from her hysterectomy. The vet said the surgery was a little more complicated because of adhesions. Windy probably had at least two C-sections, so scar tissue was around her uterus, my vet said. Evidently a previous … Continue reading

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Is It Hot In Here?

We found blood on the bedspread yesterday morning under Windy’s spot. We were alarmed. I checked her mouth and rectum. Nothing. My husband said, “Is she having a period?” “Of course not; she’s fixed,” I said. Thinking she had a … Continue reading

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Missouri Puppy Mill Bill Passes

If you have more than 10 breeding dogs in Missouri, you will have to meet certain standards for veterinary care, food and housing. People will not be allowed to own more than 50 dogs for breeding. For more about the … Continue reading

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Progress Continues

Hope has been doing a little trick for the past couple of weeks my husband didn’t tell me about until yesterday. When he comes home, Jake and Windy run to great him, but Hope decides to do something different. Hope … Continue reading

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A Breakthrough

Twice yesterday Hope, my girl who spent five years in an Amish puppy mill, behaved almost like a normal dog. I had been gone a few days. When I came in the front door, Jake and Windy went crazy. Hope … Continue reading

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