UPDATE #2 For Today:
I am suspecting her age to be between 5/6. She has the clear masking gene that may give people the feeling that she is a lot older yet, her teeth, body condition(even despite being so skinny), energy level etc., does not scream senior to me…she is not a spring chicken yet, she is feisty and bouncing and also exhibits the behaviour of a dog that had been tied up for years….strong muscles in the buttocks from jumping up yet, is extremely wobbly when trying to walk or trot and, that comes from not being able to do so….. So, she was most likely tied up or penned in a small space. Once we get those nails trimmed up, she will also have better movement.
I have her at work with me today and she weighed in at 77 pounds. In looking through her records, she was picked up at 64 pounds, reached 68.2 pounds by April 24th and is now 77 pounds as of April 28th.
So, based upon her weight today, I would like to see another 20 pounds on her and, that would put her around 100 or pounds at ideal. So, since she was picked up as a stray she has put on 13 pounds and for those that have seen her, you know how uber skinny she is still.
So, from where she was to where I want her to be, that will be 36 pounds of weight needed. Poor thing…
The scar that the shelter feels is a spay scar, I think perhaps it is a c-section scar possibly. The chances that this dog was spayed in a first nations community is not high. Possible, not likely yet, we will all get a better look – I have not yet looked myself as of yet either.
We will look closer at a few of her nipples…they are not normal looking yet, dogs that have been over-bred can have them look this way.
Her eyes and hearing will also be further assessed.
Poor thing has anxiety issues and so, she is in boot camp for that.
AND, she had a surprise visitor today at KAH, Auntie Margaret Aris dropped by and, got to visit with BHRR's Ethel!
BHRR's Ethel WUVED Auntie Margaret!!!
The only thing I am looking for her right now are pillows and fuzzy/soft bath mats with the good underside that 'sticks' for her balance
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