Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tyler is Heartworm Free! YAY!!

Tyler learns he's heartworm free!
Last night we took our little black and tan dachshund, Tyler, to the vet to see if his heartworm treatment worked. It Did!
- Tyler came to us through Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue back in December. He was in a shelter in North Carolina, abandoned by his owner because the owner's daughter was abusive- wouldn't let him out, feed him etc.
    We never got an age on Tyler (who came with a name that was really dumb, so Tom came up with Tyler), and we don't know when his birthday is, so I opted to make it Nov. 23rd, the same as Tom's birthday. He also knew NO commands and obviously was never walked on a leash, so there's been a lot of training since then (and he's mastered all but the walking without pulling and not barking at other dogs parts).
Tyler celebrates his newfound health!
   Tyler did come with something though: Heartworm. Heartworm is a mosquito-borne disease that creates worms in a dog or cat's bloodstream, and they basically become attached to the animal's heart, leading to death if untreated. The treatment is a series of 2 injections, and a waiting period of six months. So, yesterday, August 19th marked six months of treatment, and he went to the vet for the test. What a great relief to hear he's healthy!
  If you know anyone that isn't giving their dog heartworm preventative, PLEASE tell them to do so. It's life saving.
  SO, HOW IS TYLER CELEBRATING HIS HEALTH?  Well, next Tuesday he's getting neutered! Yay!  Happy Health, Tyler! We've waited since December to have you neutered... Maybe he won't show are guests so much "love" after next week. :)

  Here's a video of Tyler and Dolly (our Weimarner) playing: 

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