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The Canine Liberation Front, in one of its bolder moves, demanded release from the compound at 5:29 AM CST this morning. Acquiescence by the Human Dictator did not satisfy the CLF, which proceeded to stage a vigorous protest until allowed back within the doors. The head of the Feline Alliance, on sabbatical in Columbia Heights, could not be reached for comment.
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Please consider for your own or perhaps think of someone else who might love this dog:



I mentioned a puppy in May- that would potentially be needing a new home. That day has come. Her owners are moving, and cannot take her with them. She's an approximately 6-7 month old black lab mix.

Molly's circumstances are a bit odd, in that she's spent her entire life chained to stumps of varying sizes. She's used to getting tangled in them, and us coming to rescue her, while her owners are working. We've even had to take her food and water over the past few months. She's never been to a vet either.

But don't let these circumstances fool you, she's just as sweet of a dog as anyone could ever ask for. I won't say she's perfect, she's had absolutely no training whatsoever. Apparently she's been chewing on the door frame of one of the apartments (she has nothing out there to chew on though).

With some love, and some obedience training, I think Molly would make a WONDERFUL dog for someone. In a perfect world, we'd get our settlement money today, buy a house with land- and take her with us. But reality is often much less than perfect.

If you know of anyone interested in adopting Molly, please e-mail me, or have them e-mail me at: revjim_holly@yahoo.com (Please put "Molly" in the subject line, so we'll see the e-mail immediately.)



Thanks to the donations of the people that found us via [livejournal.com profile] cmpriest and a previous donation, we were able to take Molly for a full physical examination today. While she wanted to wrestle with me in the back seat of the car, she was an absolute angel at the vet office. The vet and the vet techs fell in love with her immediately.

Molly did not yelp, squeal, or even put up a fuss as they gave her shots. We worked on "sitting" for treats. She was given a full round of shots, heart worm prevention medication, and was treated for hookworms. She was also treated with flea/tick topical medication. So, she's the picture of beauty and health. The vet gave us a free bag of Science Diet Puppy food, which is much better than the stuff she was getting from the previous owner.


If you just don't have room for a puppy in your life right now, but want to help, please consider sending Holly and Jim a few bucks via paypal towards getting Molly spayed. They have their own pets and other rescues they're looking after right now, and every little bit helps. I got my own kitty from them and know them well enough to vouch for them. They are good people!

Please check Holly's LJ (http://cerisehaze.livejournal.com/) for updates, and click here to donate!
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Took The Adorable Puppy™ to the vet for a follow up. They did a mini-health profile, looking at some levels and so forth. Dr. W said his bloodwork was well within normal ranges, BUN, Glucose, ALP, total protein, ALT, and Creatine were also well within normal. His Na, K, and Cl were also normal. Fecal still tests negative.

So.

A food allergy is still on the table, but we seem to have ruled out cancer and renal failure (which would be part of Canine Addison's Disease. He's not ruling that out 100%, if I understood him correctly, but it has dropped waaaaay low on the list). Dr. W is voting for some sort of food allergy, with a secondary vote for occult parasitic infection.

Now that I have the image of parasites performing satanic rituals in my head...

So, we're off the Azulfidine for now. We did 10 days, we haven't had a major relapse, so we're watching. I have a refill and instructions to give if I have to. We have (another) 3 day dose of the powdered Panacur, in case of the second vote. We're on a mix of regular food and I/d food-- with the proportions in favor of the I/d.

They made a copy of his files for me to take to [livejournal.com profile] selchi if I have to. I certainly hope not! TAP's attitude and appetite are great. We have had chasing of small, furry creatures, flushing of stupid doves, walking to the mail room, and a half-miler to the gym and back. He doesn't care about the I/d dog food, so long as I put a bare sprinkle of the regular on top. So, I'm crossing my fingers, praying, and hoping that this is the end of it.
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The Adorable Puppy has colitis-- which seems to be a generic term the vets are using to describe chronic and/or persistent diarrhea. With blood present. Caused by gas, which may or may not be caused by a food injury. We've been given drugs (twice now) and had x-rays. No evidence of tumors or symptoms of lymph swelling or anything that would indicate cancer.

Just massive, massive gas, resulting in cramping and the aforementioned Big D. I am fucking sick of scrubbing my carpet. I cannot afford to have Stamley Steemer come, because I have spent any extraneous part of my budget paying for the vet's bills.

I am exhausted. I had 5 hours of sleep last night, and 4 the night before, because I keep launching myself out of bed to let the Puppy outside.

And now, I have to go take a shower and try to be at a faculty meeting by 8 am.

Please pray for the dog to get better. I can't take much more.


EDIT: I meant to say "food allergy." That's the vets' current and prevailing theory. They did the x-rays to make sure that it wasn't cancer, an obstruction, or a twisted up intestine. The bouts do get worse when I walk him (so, I guess, none of that for a bit, since I don't have a yard and can't leave him out after) and I've put a call into the doctor to see if that particular cause+effect signals any different information.

The current bout seems to be over for the time being. I have agreed to supervise a reverse suspension day on 12/16 (8a-2p) to help with the expense.
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