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Archive for September 23rd, 2010

Mr. Pintooth Update

We’ve jumped the one week hurdle since Randolph’s major mouth overhaul. We’d had a slight set back because the old man got really sick for a few days beforehand. He was diagnosed with Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis – basically bloody diarrhea. We had to rule out several things that weren’t causing it but never came up with a clear conclusion as to what was. We were most likely dealing with stress – stress of being in the shelter for a week, stress of being on different food, stress of being in our home and stress of wondering what the heck happened to his life?! He was hospitalized on IV fluids for a couple days and that did the trick. It took a few more days for him to get back to eating, then he had his mouth all wrenched so it was back to not being able to eat! Poor guy.

He’s happy now though and eating Canidae Chicken & Rice canned food if anyone would like to help offset this boy’s expenses. He became very expensive very quickly! We buy all our pet food at Louise’s Pet Connection in Lake Mary. 407-688-1026. If you tell them it’s for Mr. Pintooth, they’ll know who you’re talking about. You can still donate directly to our vet or through paypal. Scroll down to the previous entry for directions 🙂

There are two more old-timers we’re trying to help. This Lynxpoint Siamese was also stray and is now convalescing at Vickie & Steve’s house. They’re the best! When I called Vickie and asked her for a favor she replied, “the last time you asked that I came home to a horse!” They fostered a sick horse for us a couple years ago and got her healthy for adoption.

This time she came home to the coolest kitty ever! He oozes love-ability. Mr. Setzer, the elderly Siamese, needs to gain some weight and find his forever home. Remember the ’80’s band The Stray Cats? The lead singer / guitarist is Brian Setzer, hence the cool name for a cool cat! And he is a super-sweetie. You cannot pet him too much. We have 2 Siamese in our family of cats and they’re truly special. Now let’s find Setzer his family.

This next old man is still at the shelter. He was, yet another, stray brought in by someone over the counter. He’s a purebred Miniature Pinscher and a little bigger than our teeny Randolph Pintooth. He’s probably in his teens and despite being very thin is in pretty good shape. He gets along great with all the other small dogs he’s rooming with and loves to strut his stuff – wouldn’t be a pin if he didn’t. He did test positive for heartworms but at his age it’s best to just let them be and simply put him on preventative to stop anymore from happening. He’s not showing any symptoms, such as coughing, so his quality of life can be good. We had an ancient Doberman that came to us years ago that also had heartworm. She lived a year and a half and it was her hips that eventually did her in, not her heart. She never coughed once. This boy deserves a place to call home and have someone to love for the rest of his days. These old timers are so easy and appreciative. If someone would be willing to open their home and heart to him I’d make all the arrangements. Anyone? 🙂

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