First and foremost, Bailey went to a new home last night. Me and Will had struggled with the decision for quite some time, but Bailey was NOT getting what she needed from us in our home. Bailey needed a family with kids to keep her occupied and play with her, with our busy schedules we just didn't have the time, and Bailey spent too much time in her crate. A wonderful family with a little girl took her to be her furever family. They were wonderful and I know Bailey will be truly happy with them. I keep thinking of me and Will as sort of her "foster family". We got her healthy, put some weight on her, crate trained and potty trained her and got her ready for her permanent family. They also know she is energetic and the man of the family is active and plans to run with her everyday. She took to them right away and wasn't sad to leave us at all, I was actually thankful for that, she jumped right into their vehicle.
Secondly, our boy Hudson will always be a permanent part of our family. It's hard to explain just how perfect he fits with us, and we love him dearly. I truly believe that Bailey will be to this family, what Hudson is to us, and she will be appreciated as she should be. She truly was a great dog, just not right for us. On a lighter note, Hudson is doing just fine, he is the same big lovable velcro boy he always has been. As I type he is next to me on the couch sleeping. We love him so much.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sorry for the lapse in updates, me and Will were in FL for the weekend. We had to board the dogs for the first time, so we'll see how they did when I pick them up in a little while. I thought I'd finally post some pics of Bailey's splint. It looks relatively harmless in these photos, but don't let that fool you. This thing is capable of producing bruises the size of quarters as evidenced on my legs, and that bottom plastic part makes a very lovely tapping sound everywhere Bailey goes. Haha, let's just say we'll be very glad when she gets to have it removed.
Friday, May 8, 2009
LOL as rambunctious and crazy as Bailey was before she broke her toe, it's twice as bad with a humungo splint on her leg!!! She's constantly banging it against stuff, me, Hudson, kitties, the ground, her crate, etc. It's hard plastic so it's loud too!! She's NOT supposed to get it wet, but it's been raining for quite some time here, so it's extremely wet outside and the ground is saturated. We tape a plastic bag on her leg when she goes outside, but sometimes she runs so fast that it just slips right off! Yesterday I let her out for about 5 minutes and when I went to let her in and she was soaked from head to broken toe, including her cast! I could have wrung her neck! She's been pretty good about not chewing on it, she did once or twice, but when she's in her crate she has to wear the E-collar and that pretty much takes care of that problem. I did get some pics of the splint and I'll post those soon. All the little gal wants to do is play and her and Hudson play SO ROUGH! I let them play for a few minutes, but then I worry she's going to hurt her toe so I have to put her back in her crate. :( She's been in her crate alot more since she hurt her toe, but it's the only way to keep her activity level down. I'll be SO glad when that toe is healed so she can play again and go to the dog park.
Monday, May 4, 2009
On Saturday Bailey came inside with what appeared to be a painful, slightly swollen toe, and she was limping on it. We watched it all weekend and it didn't get better, so today I brought her back to the vet (again!) to have it looked at. An X-ray confirmed it was broken. *big sigh* She'll have to be sedated to have it set and splinted, and the splint will need to be on for 6 weeks. She just finished her course of antibiotics and was totally back to normal, so it's only logical that something else bad would have to happen right? I'm not bitter, I love the little hellion, but keeping an active 9 month old puppy subdued for 6 weeks is going to quite the challenge, that and the fact it has to be kept dry and I swear it rains everyday here, we're going to be weak and weary when this is all over LOL.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Well Bailey has continued to improve and pretty much doesn't seem to be sick at all! She got her stitches taken out at the vets today and her incision looks good! The lab value we needed came back, and actually was NOT what we wanted, but the vet said that it was certainly NOT confirmative of distemper and at this point he thinks she does NOT have distemper. Some of you may have seen my post on her enamel loss on her teeth in the health folder, he looked at her teeth and said it's just plaque!! The other vet was mistaken(I think he just really thought she had distemper) While it's horrible she's only 8 months and has that much plaque, it's way better then having enamel loss!! She also got a few vaccinations that the shelter didn't give and another dewormer and she'll have to get a few booster shots in 3 weeks and then little miss Bailey shouldn't have to go to vet for a whole year!! We're really happy that she's healthy!! Oh and she also gained 2 pounds since Tuesday when she was so sick.