Why I say “And I thought I had seen it all!” so much.

So yeah.  I thought I had seen it all.  But it turns out, no.

Just in the past 2 weeks:

1.  Langley arrived from animal control with his giant cut all down his side, from front leg, all down his ribs, and down his back leg. It had already scarred over in spots, and all of it was scabby, so it was pretty old, but all I could wonder was “Who does THAT to a little dog?”  And I also wondered how you could make such a straight clean cut when the dog must have been struggling all over the place.  Latest theory from the foster home is that was caused by a weed-whacker.  But he’s an angel and will make someone a wonderful, wiggly little companion.  See pic below.

2. Fig came in from animal control, small and sweet.  Handsome tiny little chocolate boy.  He had some funny little bumps….that turned out to be HUNDREDS of baby ticks.  The vet took as many off his eyes and face as they could get without him freaking out.  Now he just has them between his toes…they look like bunches of tiny gray grapes poking up from each foot.  It gives you the heebie jeebies to look at them.  I’m sure I’m going to have a nightmare tonight.  Anyone have any suggestions for getting them off?  We’ve applied frontline so I’m hoping they will just die and fall off, but that seems optimistic.  And through it all, he is affectionate and friendly, even when my husband came home for the very first time, he wagged and wagged.

3. Simon is another tiny boy, also left in animal control.  We’ve had him for a few weeks, and he was heartworm positive.  He had some trouble with the treatment, and we had to take him to the cardiologist for a sonogram.  I SAW a bunch of heartworms on the sonogram!  It looked like a cross-section of a spaghetti box.  There are few things in this world I hate more than heartworms, and this was the first time I’d actually seen one.  They were flowing in and out, back and forth between 2 chambers of his heart.  So his blood wasn’t oxygenating.   I will never forget that image…the only other sonogram images I’ve seen are friends’ babies.  (This, obviously, was quite different.)  He likes to give hugs.  He has at least 60 more days before he will be ready for adoption.  We could use some help with that cardiologist bill, too, if you’ve got some spare $$ lying around.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marylon
    Aug 29, 2009 @ 21:34:07

    There are no words to describe what I feel looking at the picture of Langley. GOD BLESS you Kristin for saving him from any further harm. I want to just hug him and never stop
    Hang in there Langley you are in a good place now!!!!!!

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  2. dreamdachshundrescue
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 18:50:53

    Thank you, Marylon! We’ve had some adoption applications for sweet Langley, so he should be in his forever home soon! And Fig may be adopted today — his ticks DID all fall off dead after 3 days of Frontline. As always, there are more dachshunds than they are homes, but we do what we can for the ones we can save. Newton, Carroll, Gwinnett, Clayton, and Douglas Counties all have dachshunds this week, and DREAM is full.

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