I have just added four new photos – taken the evening of December 28th, 2011 to her slideshow and also posted below. They were all taken with my iPhone, so not the best quality or angle in the lighting but you will get an idea of how things look 6 days post arrival to BHRR.

Sadly, we will most likely have to suture that one wound on her right leg. We have given it as long as we can. I really wanted to avoid her having to go through surgery at this stage….but with her lack of strength and energy despite the antibiotics, good food and being able to rest better now that she is in a safe environment; her body is just not healing well.

I am going to at least re-visit this with the Vet first before actually suturing in case; maybe; perhaps; we could try some stronger antibiotics first.

After feeding her supper on the 28th; we saw our first show or resourcing; which was in the kitchen and over some kibble that had split out of BHRR's Peanut's crate during her own supper. BHRR's Journey was beginning to lip curl at my PPSS and we just calmly told her 'no' and moved her out of the kitchen and then passively ignored. PERFECTLY understandable behavour and she was comfortable enough with us that she did not cower or freak when she was corrected. GOOD girl!!!

Friday shall be my first time really away from her since the 24th and it will be good for her. Just as with BHRR's Atlas and so many others; she is my last thought at night when I fall asleep(ok in the AMs when I fall asleep – 7 AM on Wednesday for me!) and my first thought after I get a few hours rest. I have to go and check on all the babies – from BHRR's Adele to BHRR's Freedom to BHRR's Atlas and BHRR's Riley and BHRR's Bloom and BHRR's Journey and…and…and….until I have checked in on all of them and put in some loving; my day is just not ready to be truly begin! 🙂

In the one photo, I let her have a bit of of chomp on a treatie for just one minute. Her body is not used to much and she was very gracious when I went to take it away.

She is now on a 75% mush of hamburger/rice/gastro wet and 25% kibble of gastro/EN. Her drinking consumption remains about 1/3 of what I would like to see but she peed outside three times for us on Wednesday and that ROCKS! 🙂

Have I yet typed today that I am so enamoured with her? 😀

BHRR's Journey – December 28th, 2011 – 6 days post arrival to BHRR – given 1 min. to chomp on a treat and her right thigh

BHRR's Journey – 6 days post arrival to BHRR – not the best photo of her body but doing better with the veterbrae & left thigh photo

If you want to be a Special Santa Help Elf to BHRR's Journey:

IF anyone wishes to donate to be a BHRR's Journey's Santa Elf '; you can donate direct to Kanata Animal Hospital:

(613) 836-2848 under the 'Birch Haven Rescue' account and under the name of  'Journey' and they will take Visa, M/C or AMEX over the phone.

OR via PayPal – gwen@birchhaven.org

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

OR Cash in person at Kanata Animal Hospital 440 Hazeldean Road

I know that I have said this before and I shall say it again; I am not above or below begging and pleading for the animals in need. AND I am doing so now, so close to XMAS; yet I am asking on my knees if need be; for people to consider donating to her vast medical bills.

ALL I can give you in turn at this time; is my deepest and most heartfelt and sincerest of thanks along with those of BHRR's Journey; for she would have died out there; and soon. Be it from a car hitting her; starvation or her wounds or a coyote attack or even from some person shooting her; she would have died and it would not have been long before it happened. There is nothing to her body right now….absolutely nothing but skin and bones. There is not even a lot of hair.

BHRR's Journey's Angels:             $1,785 Donated to date                Vet Bills $2,998.73 and rising

Ginnete – Critter Jungle
Karen – PayPal took $3.35 in fees
Erin – PayPal took $6.10 in fees
Audrey – PayPal took $0.74 in fees
Brigitte – PayPal took $0.88 in fees