Category Archives: rescue

How To Say Goodbye – With Cats

My best friend is dying. We met in 1989, and became daily companions. But after 8 years I had moved away, and we had seen each other sporadically thereafter.  Now that the cancer is taking its toll, of course, I wish I had put … Continue reading

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Perry the Parvo Pup

Today I got to visit Perry, my former “parvo puppy”. He is a rescue, a Lab/Australian shepherd mix, a Parvo survivor, who I raised for a year and then found a home for. Perry wanted to go to a home … Continue reading

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Stewie Update

Housebreaking was getting nowhere. I was getting worried the constant peeing, peeing in the crate etc. might be due to Stewie’s congenital problem. I met Lori and we took him to her vet. He has a BAD bladder infection. Both … Continue reading

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Totally Terrier

Here is a pic of Stewie with the longsuffering Rip. She really is great with him, although I don’t leave her trapped with him for long periods and she’s never alone with him. The little guy is getting stronger all … Continue reading

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Wholly Terrier

Now Stewie, given a breakfast of kibble in a bowl, thinks he would rather earn chicken or baby food. So he forsakes it to come and hang around my feet, sitting and waiting. This is the calmest he has ever … Continue reading

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God Loves a Terrier

Stewie’s been with me about ten days now, and I’ve been just letting him be a dog. He runs a lot and is calming down a little bit. He shows no separation anxiety indoors, but fortunately for me he is … Continue reading

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Holy Terrier – Day 5

The pup is slowly getting more tolerant of handling. He still is not crazy about being restrained. I took him to the grooming shop today in hopes of dropping him off for awhile, but they had only one groomer working … Continue reading

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Holy Terrier – Day 3

As the puppy gets more comfortable, he gets more fiesty. He hates to be restrained! I realized today that he’s going to need work. He resents having his moutn opened and teeth handled, and screams when I touch his nails. … Continue reading

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Holy Terrier — Day 2

I decide that the puppy needs muscle tone and should learn to navigate stairs. I put him a couple of steps down from the top and stand below him. Rippy waits at the top, to tempt him to climb. He … Continue reading

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Holy Cairn

Normally aloof and bossy with puppies, Rip borders on openly contemptuous. He is just way too active and ill-mannered for her taste. Rippy reminds me a lot of my old German shepherd Reva in some ways — gentle, ladylike and … Continue reading

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