Tuesday, May 10, 2011
At the beginning of March, Buffy weighed 14.7 pounds. This week she's at 13.4. She looks better and moves around much more now. When she loses one more pound, we'll take her back to Dr. Ullom to get his advice on the ideal weight for her.
Coming soon: New pictures of grooming day for the very healthy and increasingly svelte Buffy!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Since having her teeth cleaned and the bad ones pulled, Buffy now has lovely minty-fresh breath all the time. In spite of losing 13 teeth several days ago, her mouth is feeling well enough to chew on a hard rawhide bone. She had not shown any interest in these bones (which Barkis has lying around in a number of places) before her dental intervention. Clearly, her teeth no longer hurt her.
Buffy seemed to be very nervous about going outside when we first got her. It's taken a few weeks, but she now goes out into the yard and seems to enjoy herself walking in the grass. I wonder if she's ever walked in grass before her rescue.
The mailman pulls up to the curb and Barkis demonstrates the proper level of hysteria such an event merits. Never mind that this same guy pulls up to the same spot every week day, Pomeranians must respond with shock and awe. Happily, Buffy does not quite understand this yet. But Barkis makes sure he gives her a lesson.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Today Buffy picked up her ears for the first time--something we've never seen her do before. She really looks like a happy pom when she does that. We'll post a picture of that as soon as she does it when the camera's on hand.
This coming Wednesday, Buffy will have her teeth cleaned by the vet. The week after that, we're going to try to get her interested in walking on a leash.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Buffy has a new leather collar--in pink, of course--and hanging from it is her new ID tag with her name, address and phone number.
Her ears are getting much better and her breath is already very good.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Buffy visits the vet.
Starting with her head:
I apologise for the poor sound. My Flip Video camera is amazing in every way except that it obliges me to ask people to scream into it.
Scanning for a microchip:
Well, that was a surprise! But, after calling "Home Again" ( the chip company), it was discovered that no one had registered her. Apparently, breeders have the chip installed but it's up to the next owner to update information. All we know from the chip (#4959383634) is that it was shipped to "Hunt Kennel." Their phone number was given as 800-829-4155. Maybe I'll call them to at least find out when the chip was shipped since that may give us an idea of her age.
Checking out her pelvis
and discussing the teeth:
So, we have cream for her yeast infected ears and another cream for her infected feet. There's also an antibiotic orally every day. There's enzymes to sprinkle on her food to help her mouth and she received a de-worming pill. Bridget is the lucky gal who gets to deliver all these treatments to Buffy. After she's healed from mouth treatments, Brian will get the job of brushing her teeth (or whatever is left of them after the vet works on them next week) on a regular basis. (Shhhh! Don't tell him. It's a surprise.)
Finishing up with Dr. Ullom
(the greatest vet ever!) :
We'll have the results of the heartworm test soon.
And then when we got back from the vet's, I gave Buffy and Barkis their enzymes
mixed with a bit of cheese to ensure the yumminess of the experience.
Suddenly, she was a new dog: her tail was curled up on top of her back
like a Pom's tail should and it was wagging plenty:
I had been sure that she had mobility problems. Yeah, her feet were messed up, but she just moved her whole body like it was stiff. I thought it was because she was old and arthritic. Looks like not. In fact, it's getting hard to figure exactly what her age really is. I think she's going to surprise us in coming days, weeks, years.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Toni took the little dog home, cleaned her, groomed her, and tended to her wounds. Toni's publicity paid off in Tahlequah where Judith A. took print-outs of Toni's description and digital photos to all the local dog lovers. When she arrived at the Cowlishaw home, Pat Roussell just happened to arrive. The Cowlishaw-Roussell Conference on the Welfare of One Sad Little Pomeranian convened. Before sunset June 30, Pat and Bridget went to interview said Sad Little Pomeranian at Toni's house and found her as sweet and gentle as described.
The little dog is now at Pat's house, sitting on Brian's lap and getting to know a very well-behaved Barkis. Looks like there are now two Roussell Pomeranians in Tahlequah. Of course, a name was the first order of business and Pat decided on "Buffy" in honor of her brother's favorite character. The name fits (besides being a nice alliteration for "Barkis") because this pretty petite blonde has been through a lot -- and clearly has dealt with some evil-doers.