View Full Version : *Update* on the 2 rescues

14th January 2011, 10:27 AM

Just wanted to let everyone know how the 2 ex-puppy mill Cavaliers were settling in.

Holly - Overall she is doing great. She went from barely 9lbs to 13.1lbs! She also has fur all over her body now! A good 1/2 inch of coat to be more exact! She has started coming out of her "shell" slowly. She has started playing with the other dogs and occasionally me. For the most part she is happy sleeping on the couch or on my lap! She really doesn't have any "bad" habits except for occasionally peeing on the floor if I'm not really on top of the daily outings. She does bark at new people who come into the house but once they talk to her she settles down. She is still really shy and fast movements send her running. Oddly enough she is great with my son. I think it is because he is low to the ground and near her level. The vet only see's a couple of teeth that need to come out and with a regular dental routine they are already looking better.

Blitz - He has the GREATEST personality. Loving, sweet & silly. He is a little nervous about fast movements and is still having issues with basic household manors. (Taking things that are not for doggies, getting on tables & chairs, jumping right up into your lap when you have food or drinks) But he is getting better. He is up to nearly 13lbs. The vet expects he will need most of his front teeth and pre-molars pulled. Right now he is in the middle of a 2 week dose of Antibiotics before getting his dental done.

The vet wants to do Blitz first since he is so bad. She also thinks it will be better to do them 1 at a time. This way I can monitor Blitz better. I do worry Blitz may have SM. He has done a few things that make me believe he does. He is no where even close to as bad as Flash. My vet did say that it could be that when he plays hard with Flash his body is not used to it. Maybe he has pulled a muscle or something. Once his dental issues are under control my vet has a place in town she wants to send him.

Right now we are looking at about $800 in dental bills for both dogs... That is with a 25% discount!!!! I know I will NEVER over look regular dental care on my other 2 dogs!!!! I still don't know where their future homes will be. Of course I have fallen in love with both of them. I was hoping to keep at least 1 of them. Have not been able to put much thought into it. Been very stressful with the holidays. I have been up and down for nearly 4 weeks with bronchitis/pneumonia and my best friend was in a terrible head on accident on Christmas Eve. Thankfully she is okay. Just wheelchair bound for a few months while the broken bones heal.

Here are some new photo's. I have a lot more but don't have the time to upload them right now. I'm super sleepy!!!

Snoozing the afternoon away:

When Holly goes missing she is usually sleeping on my son's bed:

Dinner Time:

Happy Dogs:

Where the food?!?!

Flash likes to "Sing" and Holly will "Dance" when they are excited:

Is there food up there?


The boys playing

14th January 2011, 11:12 AM
Oh, they are beautiful and you're doing a great job with them! Keep up the good work :)

14th January 2011, 11:39 AM
Wow, they look great, you wouldn't believe they are the same two bedraggled little dogs that we first saw. They have a lovely healthy shine to their coats.
I'm impressed that you can feed all four dogs together - I only have two and they need to be seperated until both bowls are licked clean.
You will really miss them when they go :neutral:
Hope your health (and your friend) is ok now.

14th January 2011, 12:02 PM
Great work. They are looking beautiful. Don't know if you mind sharing...where are you located? Im from Michigan and I was just curious. ;)

14th January 2011, 12:39 PM
They are really looking fantastic–what a good job you are doing with them! :)

14th January 2011, 01:07 PM
They look like different dogs! Your doing a wonderful job with them!


14th January 2011, 01:09 PM
They look so happy:pi*no:

Well done

14th January 2011, 01:51 PM
You have done a marvellous job with Holly and Blitz, well done:pi*no:

It just shows what a difference the correct care and love can make.

14th January 2011, 03:08 PM
Who would know looking at that first photo that they were anything but well adjusted family pets from birth! The gleam on their coats is wonderful. I always find that no matter how bedraggled and poor condition a rescue is, once they experience love, warmth and good food they positively glow. Keep up what you are doing it is paying such dividends and your photos are so good to see.

14th January 2011, 04:50 PM
Fantastic photos, lovely to see these gorgeous little dogs getting the home they deserve. They look so well settled in your home, I hope you have lots of happy times together.

14th January 2011, 09:10 PM
Oh what wonderful work you've done! As previous posters have said, a little love, warmth and food will work wonders and make a dog glow.

14th January 2011, 09:39 PM
They both look like they are loving life with you!!

You must be so happy knowing that both of Flash's parents are now safe, well fed, warm and loved. So happy for you all!! :lotsaluv:

14th January 2011, 10:44 PM
Congratulations you are doing the most amazing job with them, what an incredible transformation!!

Lovely to see them coming out of their shells and becoming dogs how they should be :thmbsup:

I'm sure Blitz will come through fine but it is sensible to have them done separately so you can monitor them closely, you will need to keep him on soft food for at least a few days after the surgery.

I love the one with Holly on Connor's bed :lotsaluv:

15th January 2011, 05:28 AM
They look fabulous and happy. What a great job you are doing. Yikes, $800 for dental, but it needed to be done!