Thursday, December 9, 2010

Our Foster Dog Recovering from Surgeries

Our sweet little foster Dachshund "Sprite" came out of surgeries this week. Because he was neglected, he hadn't see a veterinarian in the last 4 years) and he hadn't been neutered, he had surgeries. Oddly, the vet said that she could only find one testicle in him, and spent 1 1/2 hours looking for the other one that wasn't there. Hide the ball is a weird game for a dog to play. :)                     He also had 7 teeth removed that came right out when pulled. The doctor said that there were some that were really rotted (which gave him horrendous breath). The antibiotics and teeth pulling cleaned up his breath tremendously! - It is SO IMPORTANT to brush your dog's teeth, even just a couple of days a week, and give him dental chews. (Our Weimaraner is 6 and never had to have her teeth cleaned and has great breath as a result of brushing and dental chews, so it works!).
  Sprite also had a fatty lump on his throat about the size of a quarter that had to be removed and biopsied. In addition, he had a small growth on his lip removed (our Dachshund, Franklin had the same thing).
  So, Sprite is sleeping a lot and is chock-full of pain killers and antibiotics. He's also on a soft food diet for the next 2 weeks as his mouth heals. 
  We have been carrying him upstairs in his little bed whenever we watch TV. We're keeping a close eye on him as he recovers from all his stitches.  

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next