The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is a not-for-profit dog rescue organization specializing in older dogs but taking in and finding homes for dogs of all ages...even puppies. We'll have dogs for adoption from 11 to 3 Saturday,January 19 and noon to 3 Sunday, January 20, in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
What kind of day am I having? Sometimes I don't have a clear answer. Caroline up there has been romping with Flora the blue-tick coonhoun and Shenzi, my incorrigible chocolate lab. I love watching hard-playing dogs. Maybe it's because I get tired just watching. I go to bed tired and sleep well.
Along with Caroline, we also took in a bonded pair of standard dachshunds whose owner turned them in to a shelter for reasons unknown. I've already received a good call about them. They're great little dogs and cute together.
We're raising money for a couple dogs with special needs. Bing Crosby, in my last blog, needs cataract surgery. Pepper, a little schnauzer mix, has a more serious problem -- a heart defect that requires expensive surgery if she's to live even another year. We're studying our options and sending in a grant application. We don't go looking for these "expensive" dogs, but sometimes they find us.
In the midst of all this, I've received good donations for both Bing and Pepper....and lots of coins too from fourth graders whose efforts are appreciated just as much.
I just hear that one of our dogs survived surgery for removal of a tumor and his spleen. He's doing well and should be ready for adoption soon. Another dog is on two heart meds, but I've been fortunate enough to place him in a special program where his new owner (if a senior citizen) will receive vet care for free. His name is Dasher...and here he is.
In a weak moment, I agreed to take in a little dog who was described to me as 15 years old. A later evaluation found her to be only about 8 years old and a sweet little lady at that.
Sometimes I receive so many phone calls from people wanting me to take their old dogs that I'm tempted to go back to bed and pull the covers up over my head. Wait a minute. I actually do that sometimes. Oh well. Othertimes wonderful things happen. Dogs find homes. People help out. Good things happen.
My floor is littered with a the pieces of a cardboard box -- an excellent dog toy. My broom awaits.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project