Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Doggie Rescue

Time has been flying by so fast here. I am still working on my workshop....it has been a little tougher than I thought trying to cram all my hot working supplies into one room. Hopefully that will change in the spring when I build myself a hot shop.
We had been looking for a little dog since we moved here ...we have a 25lb weight limit where we live now. Instead I had a little dog that found me and desperatly needed care. A 6 year old Lhaso Ahpso mix who was badly neglected. She was a matted dirty mess from head to toe. The groomer shaved it off in one big sheet right down to her skin. Both the vet and groomer said it took her over a year to get that bad. She was dehydrated and half starved and needs to gain about 1/3 of her body weight. She was in terrible pain and just had puppies 7 weeks earlier. What we thought was Mastitis from her puppies being ripped from her without being weened, turned out to be a Hernia the size of a baseball on this little 13 lb. dog. The vet felt she had probably had this for quite some time and that it had gotten much worse with her last batch of puppies.
The surgery costs a measly $300.00 and without it she would have eventually died a horribly slow and painful death from jnfection and starvation.
Her Previous owners make me sick and I hope they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
For us....we are so happy to have her, she is just the sweetest, funniest little dog....pity stole our hearts the second we saw her.
Here are some before and after pictures of Ruby

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