BHRR’s Ava Marie is doing AWESOME! I find her to be one of the most very inspiring plus sweetest creatures out there and she is healing so well! With her pain patch having kicked in, she is feeling very little pain and is sleeping, eating and drinking normally. She does wish to lay on the hardwood floors and we cannot have that and she ‘snuck’ out of the triage area three times yesterday to lay on the hardwood or tiled areas of our house and we had to move her back. She just cannot get the traction needed under her to get up safely and back to the big futon bed and layers of duvets/comforters she went.  The hard part is trying to keep her ‘quiet’ and today, I was flying solo with Sean having gone back to work and thank goodness for the commands I have been teaching her since her arrival ‘wait’, ‘easy’ and ‘gentle’ for she can still just pull one along if she so desired too. I have one arm slinging her and the other with leash in tow and opening up doors, closing doors, opening up gates and closing gates etc. LOL She has been also really good about minding my words about ‘no licking’ and has pretty much left her surgical site untouched since we first began to be on her to not lick. She has a lot more purple/pink bruising setting in yet the staples look great and I will take some more pictures tonight. We have had a total of $451.79 donated towards her second surgery/rehab to date and THANK you so much! We have another almost $2,600 to raise and I am so thankful for the supporting kindness that is being shown to Ava’s Action Assistance Fundraiser. You can donate directly by calling Liston Animal Hospital at (613) 591-0966 to pay on Ava Marie’s Bill by Visa or M/C – Ava’s bill is under the account name of ‘Ava Boers.’ Dr. Liston was the Vet that did both BHRR’s Jaxson’s and BHRR’s Potter’s leg amputations in 200 OR you can donate via PayPal or email transfer to OR you can mail a check to ‘Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services’

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