Bumble Bee (now Chief) with his favorite human
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. Meet and adopt your new best from 11 to 3 Saturday, February 8, in the Kirkwood Petco near I-44 and Lindbergh. To see which dogs will be there as well as other adoptable dogs, go Here.
Every week brings a lot to remember. Some good. Some bad.
The gorgeous picture up there is of the puppy Bumble Bee, who found his home a couple weeks ago. All is going well, I hear. Certainly looks that way.
Last week's biggest disappointment was with Hank's last vet visit. This was to be the day he finished chemotherapy for thyroid cancer. Instead, we found out that his cancer had spread to his lungs. He probably has no more than six months. We'll try to make them good ones. At least he's been living with love since we took him in. Hank is the black and tan cocker spaniel mentined in my last blog.
On the positive side, Lola the hound mix found a home last weekend, and that meant Tracy had room for a new foster dog. I was just thinking about suggesting a corgi mix on the euthanasia list at Jefferson County Animal Control when she emailed to ask about that very same dog. Evie/Lucy is now out of the shelter and soon ready for adoption.
Among the others finding new homes last weekend was Spike the yorkshire terrier. He lost his former home because he wasn't comfortable with active preschoolers. He's now with a senior citizen who is home most of the day and is already telling us what a great dog he is.
We now also have Bam Bam's eye surgery scheduled for Thursday, February 13. We thank all the wonderful people who donated to help Bam Bam, who with his bff Pebbles, came to us from a hoarder who had not provided the car the dogs needed. Bam Bam, a sweet white chihuahua, has zero tear production even after being on the strongest prescription eyes drops available for two months. At one of his last vet visits, one of Bam Bam's eyes could not close all the way because the eye was so dry. The eyelid just rolled up. And this was only an hour after his foster mom had applied lubrication to the eye.
Here's what happens now. Dr Ben Johnson at Animal Eye Associates will do the surgery which involves relocating two saliva glands to his eyes -- one for each eye. Surgery is almost always completely successful. The complications that do occasionally occur are ones that can be corrected. So good luck Bam Bam. The surgery will correct his often painful dry eye and save his vision. And that is good news.
About an hour ago someone showed up at my door to return a puppy adopted a couple months ago. The puppy was getting too big and might not fit under the apartment complex's size limit when full grown. Scruffy is adorable and should not have trouble finding a new home. This time he wants a house with a big fenced yard.
Snow keeps complicating things here. We're planning on an adoption event Saturday, but I'm also being told to expect the snowstorm of the century. If that super storm does come this way, we'll all just stay home....as should you.
Otherwise it'll be another adoption Saturday at Kirkwood Petco.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project