Category Archives: Puppy Mills

Sweet Schnauzer Girl Has Cancer

We are facing our fear. Hope has lymphoma. We brought her home yesterday afternoon. The surgical oncologist removed one tonsil and biopsied her soft palate Friday. She had a CT of her head and her nasal passages scoped. Two enlarged … Continue reading

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Puppy Mill Girl To Have Surgery

A visit to the specialty veterinarian today did not provide definite answers for Hope’s problem. We are working with a surgical oncologist, who took his time and explained everything well. X-rays of her lungs were good. An ultrasound of her … Continue reading

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Puppy Mill Girl Health Scare

Hope is still snoring like a chainsaw, and we need to learn why and how to stop it. On March 11 Hope was under anesthesia and checked with a needle aspiration and a biopsy of her tonsils. The results were … Continue reading

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Lining Them Up For Sick Call

Windy and Hope are still sick. Windy’s trip to the veterinarian revealed a temperature of 104 degrees. Normal for a dog is 101, but 102 can be OK if the dog has been outside in the heat playing then coming … Continue reading

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Barking Through The Night

Severe thunder and lightening last night kept us awake – with Windy’s barking. We welcomed Windy into our home last August, and not until now did we have such a storm at night. As lightening lit up the bedroom, Windy … Continue reading

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Puppies, House-Training And Weather

A friend brought home a puppy yesterday, and I don’t envy her. With the usual Ohio mix today of sleet, ice, snow and rain, waste management will not be easy. When you can control your conditions, housetraining does not have … Continue reading

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Shows On Puppy Mills, Animal Hoarding Tonight

If you will be home tonight, or have a DVR, you might want to check out the following shows. First at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet is a story about dog hoarding. I realize shows like these hurt us to … Continue reading

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How Smart Is Your Furkid?

On the Today show this morning a border collie displayed some amazing language recognition http://tinyurl.com/4tl4nda. Chaser knows more than 1,000 words and understands small sentences like “Fetch ball”.  This made me inventory my furkids’ vocabulary. Jake, Hope and Windy know … Continue reading

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Puppy Mill Girl Gets Bold

Hope, who had been in an Amish puppy mill for five years, struggles with trust issues. Free from the mill for a little more than two years, she has made progress. Yesterday she surprised me again. If you have at … Continue reading

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Another Puppy Mill Girl Surprise

Hope, our miniature schnauzer who was in an Amish puppy mill for five years, decided she wanted a walk and didn’t care if no one else wanted one. Hope started her “I want a walk” bark. Jake and Windy joined … Continue reading

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