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4 Furry Best Friends

........................................................................................................Diesel, Magnum, Perdie & Jade.....................................................................................................

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sick Girl

Jade
This is Jade when she was a healthy puppy. This photo was taken when we adopted her from Moosonee Puppy Rescue. I was taking care of her for a friend that I thought might adopt her. But they didn't. How could they not? Timing is everything and they were smart enough to realize that they were taking a trip and didn't have time for a puppy. They would think about 'it' when they got back... I volunteered to dog sit but they still said no. (A few months later they bought a dog form a farm on the side of the road.  More about this later.) 

I explained this to this sweet little puppy that she would not have a forever home...she was ok...she had only known disappointment. It was only the day before that she was separated from her husky mom and three husky mix brothers. Isn't she a lab? This will give you a sense as to what is happening in Northern Ontario. Her Mom was obviously running 'wild' when she was in heat and had two partners. One of the partners was obviously a lab or she could be from another dogs littler? We don't really know. All I know is that someone other than me and my children fell in love with her....

Diesel watches over Jade

 and so she stayed at our home...her forever home. 

Kennel Cough hits our youngest little girl:

Jade is over a year now and vaccinated for Kennel Cough but that didn't stop this little pup from getting so sick that she had to be rushed to the Vet. She just stood there...not making eye contact...no tail wag, no licks...then she laid down and looked like she wanted to die. It was a very scary feeling for me. I just knew there was something wrong. I rushed her to our wonderful Vet clinic. They took her in right away especially when I told them she had the very contagious kennel cough. Upon examination she had a fever and the Vet had never seen such a sad dog. She loves the Vet and howls when we get anywhere close to it. A wonderful group of professionals that truly LOVE animals. Jade had developed a secondary infection to kennel cough. Poor girl. A few needles and some antibiotics and she went home. I've never been worried a dog would die from kennel cough but this little girl gave us a scare. 


Rescue a dog, save a life:

Jade is the most wonderful sweet little puppy. She loves everyone and everything. The family that did not adopt her bought a dog from the side of a country road. I have friends that are farmers and they do not all have the same opinion but many farmers see dogs like livestock. There is money to be made from them and thus...the signs posted at the end of the lane way... puppies for sale. 

Please, please don't encourage this. It breaks my heart. Every time you buy a dog from a 'backyard breeder', they will breed again and again. When they can't sell the puppies, where do you think they go? I pray they end up in a shelter.  

As for the 'friend' that bought a dog rather than rescue one, ...I think it is just ignorance and the same problem with our dying planet...the familiar "its not my problem"


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