I have added three photos to BHRR's Maggie May's slideshow. Two are below. They are from June 21st, 2011. She is slowing getting stronger and has good days with eating plus drinking and bad days. Yesterday was a bad day. 🙁 We also discovered that Thunderstorms terrify her. She actually jumped our coffee table and wedged herself between both couches near the plants. Sean called me at work to let me know. Poor thing…..
I have yet to wash her for after her grooming/shaving, she was so exhausted that it took days to recover but she showed more perk and energy than she first did upon arrival. You could tell she felt so much better. I am hoping that within the next day or so, I can wash her. Her coat is already growing back in and is so soft….we call it her 'peach fuzz' fashion!
Her best of friends is our Caffrey yet yesterday AM, you could see that she wanted to play with Sir Maestro and well, he was a bit too much for her. She is so much happier now and her tail wags higher up in the air and more often. 🙂
She handled our BHRR 'EXPERIENCE' Mini Open House with her usual dignity and calm yet not long after the first folks arrived, she jumped the couch corner to escape the 'triage' area and asked to go in her crate. She came out a bit later for a drink, some loving and a rest on one of the dog beds.
She truly is so sweet, kind, gentle, patient and those eyes of hers…gosh, I could almost drown in them. There is less sadness in them yet she is still hesitant about asking for affection and is quite submissive, raising a paw and half rolling on her back sometimes when you approach.
At this time, she is going to remain unavailable for adoption and we shall see if she is ever ready. She is older than what was she was first believed to be. We were given 2.5 – 4 years, which seemed very fair; yet I think she is older. Does not matter….she is what she is and is perfection with all of her faults…of which she has few!!!
Her amputation site continues to pain her and she had some crying out this AM when she attempted to turn on to her other side when she was laying down. Her scapulae was left upon the amputation and the bones are protruding. Hopefully, with more weight and muscle, this will aid her.
She is completely lacking in muscle tone in the hind end and does appear to have something 'affected' in her hind end – hip? knee? This is unknown as of yet, but I suspect as did the one Vet she saw that it is more than just learning how to balance and move as a tripod. YET, no putting the cart before the horse….one step at a time.
As she becomes stronger, we will continue to move forward. She cannot take on much at this time and we are not going to push her and weaken her by things that can wait a bit longer. She is not in any discernible discomfort or pain or duress with her hind end. So, we are not going to make any diagnosis without proper vetting. I also wish to obtain an updated weight on her yet, I am sure we took off close to 15 pounds of hair and debris when she was groomed, the poor thing. The things that were in that fur that came off, was none too pleasant. 🙁
On behalf of BHRR's Maggie May, THANK YOU so much for all the donations that came her way. We will continue to accept donations for her Vet & Rehab care including I hope some Canine Water Wellness Sessions when she is stronger.
She has a pretty set AM routine now – bed by 2:30 AM or so; up around 6:00 AM – out and about; a small drink, a small bite if we are lucky; back to bed until 8:00 AM and then a walk about around the property for about half an hour; in – a small drink and a bite if we are lucky; a bit of a play and then off to her crate for a snooze for a few hours. Up and out again by 12:30 PM yet more quiet for the rest of the day. She might eat a bit around 2:30 PM or 4 PM with a bit more water and then is napping until around 8 PM. She likes to take this nap outside of Kinsley's door and a few nights ago, she decided she was not going to sleep in her crate; she went right into our masterbedroom and slept on a Costco dog bed. YAY! That was the only night she did that though. Every other night, she has asked to go to her crate.
Her Canadian Bills to date: $200+
You can donate by email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or by PayPal(account is email@example.com) OR you can write a check/MO or Bank Draft out to ‘Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services’ OR to ‘Gwendilin & Sean Boers’ for her Vet Bills with BHRR’s Maggie May in the memo section and mail to:
Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario