Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mommy decided to foster a senior girl

Well, we are back!! We have a HOUSE!! With a backyard!!!! We love it!!! We will share pics of our backyard in another post.

Before we moved into our house, our mom decided to help a 12yo cattle dog named Brandy. She had been taken to her vet by her owners- they wanted her euthanized. The vet said no and took responsibility for her! She stayed at the vet for a month until mom said she would foster her... And she's been with us ever since.

She and Velcro didn't really get along, must be a cattle dog thing, but the longer Brandy has been with us the better it's been.

When Brandy first came to us she was a bit overweight, but mom got her out walking and she began to lose weight. She was spunky and liked to play with a squeaky ball.

But as she stayed in our house, mom noticed her changing. She developed a lump above her eye, and it started hurting her when she began to run into things (because her eyesight is bad as well). Then she would occasionally sneeze blood. Mom was concerned and took her to the vet who saved her. She offered free vet care for life!

The vet ended up taking a skull X-ray and didnt like what she saw.... She was pretty sure she had a malignant tumor.

So mom brought her home to the pack. She has really really slowed down and declined! The tumor above her eye has grown and all she does is sleep! She doesn't want to walk much anymore but still gobbles down her food!

Mom gives her live and kisses every morning and night in between working! But she knows she doesn't have much time left..... Mom says if she stops eating then she's telling us it's time!

We try to comfort mom when she cries hugging Brandy... And we sit by Brandy.. Because she is part of our pack. She licks moms face and wags her tail- so she knows she is loved!

Her time here is limited..... Keep Brandy in your thoughts. Paws crossed.

Velcro, Ceilidh and Jack Sparrow

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Mitch and Molly said...

Your mom is an angel for taking Brandy in and loving her. We are sending you lots of AireZen, Brandy! We love our Seniors!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Anonymous said...

So sad to hear about sweet Brandy's eye! We have enjoyed getting to see her transformation on Facebook though...going from an overweight girl to a more active girl.

Elyse and Riley

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

How wonderful of you all to hold Brandy in your home and in your hearts at this, the hardest time in her life. She is a lucky girl.

Vertigo said...

She is so most beautiful! Much hope for a peaceful time, however much she has left.

River said...

It's so wonderful of your mom to give Brandy days of love and comfort. We are so sorry to hear that she is not well but she is blessed to be with you.

love & wags,

Sam said...

Saying prayers and sending hugs. Your Mom (and the vet!) are real sweethearts for giving Brandy all the love she needs.


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