Good NEWS: BHRR's Autumn Update: just received word that her x-rays were reviewed and she IS a candidate for surgery on her cruciates!! Yay!

Per Dr. Liston:

"On the lateral view of the stifle I can see excess fluid in the joint, but at least there appears to be minimal arthritis there already.  We could tackle the worst leg first, and if needed the second leg a month or so later.  Mostly at this point we need to know that she is improving in her health , ie, gaining some weight etc.  If you want me to do an extra capsular repair, I will order in the extra strength nylon and crimps, that should only take a few days to arrive."

The bad news is that we are still trying to figure out the non weight gain problem and she is lactating even more now than her second and even first vet visits. We will repeat u/s and x-rays of needed re: possible pregnancy yet, her vaginal swab indicated diestrus. The thought process is still a false pregnancy and it is taking all her nourishment. The poor girl does not eat well to begin with.

Keep those positive vibes coming and please do consider making a bid in her 'EMERGENCY' online auction. Two more items added recently and tonight, I added a DNA MY DOG kit and a Spa Certificate for $50! Check back daily for all the new items!!
*If you are having trouble seeing the auction, scroll to the very bottom of the page or try a different browser*

Her cruciate repairs shall be over $6,000 and she also needs to still be spayed when she is healthier. Her current bills are already over $3,000 and we continue to treat her eye infections and UTI infection etc.

We need 'please put on weight' positive vibes and 'please eat' positive vibes……

Her blog continues to be updated for those wishing to follow her progress.

Thanks everyone for helping us give her this best chance possible for a wonderful future!!

UPDATE: October 31st, 2012 9:00 PM

Had a nice long conversation with Dr. Liston when I was at LAH today with BHRR's Spice.

Wonderful insight given and a 'plan' has been made. Will update her blog ASAP. :)

He did verify that it shall be three surgeries she needs and you lovelies have given me a great next 'emergency' fundraiser to promote for her mounting bills!!

Thank you!!

Per Dr. Liston, he is thinking that her uterus is having some sort of hormonal in-balance and that is quite possibly the reason why she is not weight gaining and also when dogs are in a heat or in a false pregnancy, often their appetites are not normal. This is very true….very true! He feels that with what is happening with her hormones that perhaps spaying her sooner rather than later(if we can at least get even a few pounds on her first) is going to help her gain weight and would end any false pregnancy symptoms, stop the lactating, stop her body taking all the nourishment and taking it to care for these nonexistent babies and what Dr. Liston is saying makes perfect sense. He feels that with all the testing we have done and the u/s and the x-rays(still have to post!), that we have covered everything and then some, including x-rays of her chest and belly to rule out any Cancer having metastasized.

Dr. Liston feels that as long as she remains unspayed, if there is uterine problems(AND at such a young age) that things are not going to improve for her. 🙁 Dr. Liston also stated that spaying her should help with her UTI battles that we are still having.

So, I am working even harder to get her to eat and am offering her food every 4 hours for 6 meals daily – the 8 meals was just not of interest to her and she still still picks at her food. 🙁

SOOOOOOOOOOOO, per Dr. Liston, we shall spay first and then do one cruciate and then the next a couple of months later.

UPDATE: October 31st, 10:00 PM

Just HAD to share…my most exciting update re: BHRR's Autumn.

She ate and I mean ate…her first real and awesome bowl to date! I am still offering her small meals every 4 hours yet, she has picked at the food and I have been trying to figure out her food allergies.

Well, 'Gwennie' thinks she has found the magic potion and mix!

She is now on FROMM Salmon and I am mixing many tiny small amounts of FROMM wet in with the the FROMM kibble and tonight she almost finished what small portion I put in her bowl…sigh of relief and excitement!

Now, tomorrow could change but for tonight, I am taking this as a huge plus!

Just going to update her blog now and her 'EMERGENCY' Online Auction shall run through until 10 PM on Monday night.

From there, a most unique two week 2nd 'EMERGENCY' Fundraiser shall be hosted for her.

She has three surgeries ahead of her – a spay and two separate cruciate surgeries and this is in addition to her almost $3,000 bills to date that have been racked up.

For the first time, I truly feel more than hope for her, I feel really positive for her! Please keep up those great vibes of positiveness!!!


Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of 'Birch Haven Rescue' for 'Autumn'. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario

You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:

Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

OR email transfer to

OR via PayPal(please use the 'gift' option)

BHRR's AUTUMN's AWESOMEFIED Angels  $1,260 donated to date & Bills $2,974.92
Anna & Peter

Maggie/Derek – bag of FROMM Whitefish dog food
Kathryne – microchip & to purchase a bag of FROMM Whitefish Dog Food
Liza/Kelly + Gracie – 3 bags of FROMM Whitefish Dog Food

Andrea – PayPal took $0.74 in fees
Lucie – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
Alice – PayPal took $3.20 in fees

BHRR's AUTUMN's WishList:
$ towards Vet bills
Dog Coat – XXL
FROMM – Salmon Dog Food
Dino Smoked Bones
Rope Toys

Oatmeal Shampoo
TONS of positive thoughts and vibes

Packing Blankets
BHRR's Journey Heart Biscuits

**IF I am forgetting any ANGELS, it is completely unintentional and please EMAIL me**

GENTLE REMINDER: In preparation in having to do some emergency fundraising for BHRR's Autumn's ever growing mounting bills that shall include having several surgeries, we are going to be offering up a small  BHRR's Autumn's EMERGENCY Online Auction

Auction details and how to bid can be found HERE – ITEMS can be added at any time – so, please check back!

Starts 6:00 AM EST on Monday October 29th, 2012
Ends 9:00 PM EST on Sunday November 4th, 2012

NOTE: BHRR's Autumn's EMERGENCY ONLINE AUCTION does not replace our 5th ANNUAL 'JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS' ONLINE Auction to commence on Saturday November 24th, 2012!