Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dog Rescue: A Visible Transformation!

Happy before: as an unhappy dog
In a previous blog, I mentioned that last  Monday brought a call for transportation for Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue to transport 2 dogs to foster homes. Sami (who had back surgery), and Happy (from a Baltimore shelter). 
  Happy is a black and tan long-haired dachshund that was obviously ignored. When Shelley from the rescue picked him up, he was an overgrown, dirty, shaggy mess. She bathed him quickly before bringing him to me, and I drove him to northern Virginia to Katie who was placing him in a foster home.  
  Katie took care of getting Happy groomed, and now he looks like a dachshund (instead of a black poodle). 
Happy is happy all cleaned up!
    Katie said on Thursday:  "Happy's sniffles have progressed to bordering on pneumonia & the vet is stepping up his antibiotics.   He does look better all trimmed up though.  :o)"
  So, even though he's sick, at least Happy can be happy about looking better and being clean for a change! 

SAMI WAGS AFTER BACK SURGERY - Sami, the other rescue I transported from Shelley (who picked him up in Baltimore) and brought him to Katie in northern Virginia, had back surgery. Dachshunds are subject to back injuries if they jump off furniture, so they shouldn't be allowed to do that (try telling a dachshund puppy that... We know!).  Anyway, Katie reported and made this short video of Sami wagging his tail after surgery. That's a GREAT sign of recovery, and we hope he's able to walk again soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhSQ4nbtlZM


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