UPDATE: BHRR’s Cagney & BHRR’s Lacey – the two 8 month old Saint Pups

URGENT: DONATIONS NEEDED!
Donations To Date: $1,495
Bills To Date Between Alta Vista, Pharmacies, KAH etc.: $3,012.71

Kanata Animal Hospital 613-836-2848

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org
OR PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org

BHRR’s Lacey(in picture)
*was on a great upswing until last night and then had a big vomit at just past 11 pm
*still having diarrhea
*continues on meds like sulcrate, famotidine, metronidazole, cerenia etc.
*refuses to eat the progut, so back on Forti Flora
*after a bit of a rough night, this afternoon is back to eating small amounts of Gastro wet/dry & a/d
*drinking yet urine is still concentrated
*energy level goes from being almost normal to quiet and subdued

BHRR’s Cagney
*passed a 5″ block of stool that had bits of tree pieces like twigs – long and narrow and a small irregular shaped object that is either a stone or piece of cement/concrete.
*explosive and now slightly bloody diarrhea
*after not vomiting since Saturday at Alta Vista Animal Emergency vomited once late last night – 11:30 pm and then again just before 12:30 AM
*continues on meds like sulcrate, famotidine, metronidazole, cerenia etc.
*does not like the progut yet also did not like the Forti Flora
*as of this afternoon, she is back to eating tiny amounts of a\d with a sprinkle of Gastro dry
*IV fluids required as she is not drinking well and urine is concentrated
*energy level is flat

I have dialogued in depth and many times over with their temp foster home re: possible causes of the toxin exposure and the partial obstruction and the Vets continue to treat the pups the best that they can….

The way they wag their tails slowly when they see me, shows me both how crappy they feel yet that they are also happy to see me…

We remain so grateful to all that have donated and/or shared to date and these pups really need their BHRR village/community to rally round them….they really do…

I have had so little to no sleep for some time now and I know I will not be able to rest until they are healthy again….breaks my heart…

UPDATE: On BHRR’s Cagney & BHRR’s Lacey – the two 8 month Saint pups. 
URGENT NEED For Donations! 

Both have been transferred to under Kanata Animal Hospitals care this AM.
613-836-2848 for donations

OR email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org
OR PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org

Donations To Date: $1,000 – Tears of sheer gratitude being sent out!
Total Bills To Date: $2,852.73

BHRR’s Lacey – in picture 
*fecal smear done
*had fecal done last Thursday so was not repeated and was negative
*recheck exam
*remains on Famotidine, Sulcrate 
*prescription special ordered for more meds 
*will be de-worming yet again with Interceptor & Panacur once stomach/gut settles
*Progut will be started and she will be taken off of Forti Flora 
*she is eating Gastro wet and dry and doing well
*she has gained weight since Saturday – now 39.2 kgs
*her Vet @ KAH also believes a toxin exposure is the cause of her being ill
*she is being taken off the Benadryl from the allergic reaction she developed in hospital at Alta Vista Emergency 
*Vet does not want her to be on clindamycin for her mouth – the Vet has found three of these granulating wounds in her mouth – there was 2 noted by Alta Vista on Saturday – cause is not known – inflammed, some pus yet with all the stomach/gut issues, feels it is too much for her right now. Her Vet at KAH says that one is a puncture wound. Fostermom did say that one of their own puppies they own has grabbed her on the mouth. 
*has not vomited since Saturday and is drinking some. Urine is concentrated.
*still has diarrhea

BHRR’s Cagney – not doing as well as her sister
*recheck exam
*fecal smear
*had fecal done last Thursday so was not repeated – was positive for Coccidia
*remains on Famotidine and Sulcrate
*repeat x-rays done to confirm is partial obstruction and is moving and yes….deep in colon now and no longer in cecum area – will continue to be monitored and surgical measures taken if necessary 
*prescription meds special ordered 
*will be de-worming yet again with Interceptor and Panacur once stomach/gut settles
*Progut will be started and she will be taken off Forti Flora – which she has not eaten as is
*as of late last night, she has begun to nibble at some wet a\d food and now today she has eaten some wet a\d food twice and now some dry Gastro kibble has been offered around 1 pm and she ate that too.
*she has lost weight since Saturday – 37.6 kg now 
*her Vet @ KAH also believes that there has been a toxin exposure 
*she is being taken off of Benadryl from the allergic reaction she developed while in hospital at Alta Vista Emergency 
*is drinking some, urine is concentrated 
*still having diarrhea
*has not vomited since Saturday. Did have one small nauseous moment on Sunday late afternoon yet only a small amount of drool noted 
*subdued and quieter than her sister

We truly would be so humbled and forever filled with appreciation for any consideration to their bills…..

One other thread link is below of their story…..and I promise to update as I can.

UPDATE: BHRR’s Lacey & BHRR’s Cagney, the two 8 month old Saint Pups

Donations To Date: $880.00
Alta Vista Emergency Animal Hospital Bills To Date: $1,051.15 – Invoice Attached & Posted on FB also
Additional Bills – Special Gastro Food, Forti Flora, Pharmacy for Benadryl & Famotidine To Date: $267.14
Further Treatment & Diagnostics Estimate – 12-24 hours $1,300 – $2,000 per Pup

Donations can be made via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org

Picture of the girls as we wait for the Vet after our arrival at Alta Vista and the one invoice.

BHRR’s Cagney – weight 38.5 kg
*Subdued and quiet and vomited 6 times in hospital before Cerenia injection was given. 
*Has not vomited since the Cerenia and zero interest when offered a small amount of Gastro wet food about five minutes ago. ?
*x-rays cannot rule out a FB – possibility of a foreign body
*possible toxin ingestion
*no concern re: bloat at this moment
*was given Benadryl injection shortly after demonstrating that she was having an allergic reaction some time after arriving at Emerge 
*Sulcrate, Famotidine and Forti Flora also part of her treatment plan
*Given fluids 
*monitoring and not doing as well as her sister 
*urine is normal and had one soft yet well formed stool and then has been back to diarrhea again

BHRR’s Lacey – weight 38.3 kgs
*Quiet and subdued
*Vomited three times in hospital before Cerenia injection was given 
*Has now eaten a small amount of wet Gastro food with Forti Flora and doing well
*no worry at this time re: FB(foreign body)
*toxin exposure cannot be ruled out
*no concern re: bloat at this moment
*was given Benadryl injection shortly after demonstrating that she was having an allergic reaction some time after arriving at Emerge 
*Sulcrate, Famotidine and Forti Flora also part of her treatment plan
*Given fluids 
*small granulating yet inflamed with some pus wound found in her mouth – on Antirobe/Clindamycin antibiotics now
*monitoring
*urine is fine and no diarrhea had – has not had a bowel movement at all

Thank you on behalf of their temp foster parents – Frank & Tanya, the Saint Ladies and myself for all of the beautiful well wishes and most generous and caring donations to date.

 

UPDATE: BHRR’s Cagney & BHRR’s Lacey, the two 8 month old Saint pups are still at Alta Vista Emerge Animal Hospital 

DONATED TO DATE: $290 – Thank you…..so very much! 

While both were here they developed an allergic reaction while in Hospital. Both have been treated with Benadryl, Cerenia and are being given fluids. X-rays also have been done. No obvious FB yet cannot be ruled out. I have dialogued with the Vet re: toxicity as a possibility too.

Sadly, their condition has deteriorated since we first arrived – lots of retching and vomiting and then both of them are having this allergic reaction. Needless to say, Foster Parents are incredibly distressed as am I. 

We would be beyond grateful for any donation to their cause. We really would be so grateful.

Alta Vista Emergency Animal Hospital Number:

613-731-6851

File for both of them is under our Rescue name and the phone number of 613-725-4279.

Donations can be made direct to the Hospital by credit card or via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org

I am so sorry to be begging for funds yet we are in huge need and I promise to post an update as I learn more and also costs of their Vet visit….

Please keep them in your thoughts….

If you click on the picture you will learn more re: why we rushed in……

URGENT: we are in need of any immediate donation consideration. 

BHRR’s Cagney & BHRR’s Lacey, the 8 month old Saint pups are both being rushed off to Alta Vista Emergency Animal Hospital.

613-731-6851

I received an email and vm from their temp foster home that BHRR’s Cagney was vomiting, bringing up bile, burping and was restless plus whining. Then, now I have been told BHRR’s Lacey is also doing the same…

I am now enroute to Alta Vista Emerge Hospital to meet their temp foster mom/dad there – Tanya & Frank (of Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue) -and I have called and set up files for both of them under our Rescue name and phone number of 613-725-4279.

Donations can be made direct to the Hospital by credit card or via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or via PayPal gwen@birchhaven.org

I am so sorry to be begging for funds yet we are in huge need and I promise to post an update as I learn more and also costs of their Vet visit….

Please keep them in your thoughts….

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

In 2017, BHRR is going to book ONLY 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events

1. We shall be at Global Pet Foods – Hintonburg – 1200 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z7
Sunday August 27th from 11 AM – 4 PM
BHRR’s Sambuca shall be in attendance as he wants to THANK ALL for what they have done for him!
Nail Trims/Ear Cleanings
Some Merchandise for Sale
*We are seeking 3 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Sunday Please EMAIL

2. BHRR’s DINE WITH THE DOGGIES Event – 6th Annual – STILL a few tickets left! 
For more information on this unique/creative 1-of-a-kind Fundraiser visit HERE! 

3. BHRR will be at Pet Valu Hazeldean on Saturday November 4th from 10 AM – 4 PM
*Our last community education & public awareness event of 2017!
Dog Baths
Nail Trims
Ear Cleanings
Some Merchandise for Sale
*We are seeking 3 more BHRR Approved Volunteers to hang out with us on Saturday. Please EMAIL

4. ONGOING – On February 21st, 2013, I received a most delightful and touching email from a woman named Allie MacAlister that is so very active in helping others

She is extremely talented and more lovely than any words can ever be put down on paper and she has wonderfully surprised me with the very stunning and unique artful creation of an Irish Wolfhound, inspired by our Bunker Dude. She is calling it ‘Art For A Cause’.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

10% of sales of her products will come to BHRR!

*You can purchase t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, totes, greeting cards and SO much more! She will be adding products regularly.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

A couple of photo’s from their temp foster home – THANKS Tanya/Frank of Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue for loving on them and being their emerge temp foster home!

Yesterday was a busy day!

BHRR’s Cagney & BHRR’s Lacey came to work with me and were vetted, loved on and admired by many! After work, I drove them to their emerge temp foster home where they shall stay until September 1st.

Thank you again to Tracey and to her incredible family for all that they did for them from Tuesday night to Sunday AM until I could get them. She would not even let me pay for her gas or reimburse her for the toys she bought them….

I only had these two beautifies less than 36 hours yet I fell in love, hook, line & sinker. Incredible Saint babies….just so sweet!

Their Vet bills came to $799.16 yesterday.

Weights: 
BHRR’s Cagney – 36.8 kg
BHRR’s Lacey – 36.1 kg
*Both are nice and lean and yes, small female Saints. When Tracey picked them up, they were a bit on the thin side, so we upped what they were eating in their previous home.

Both are battling ear concerns in all of their ears. Ear cytologies were done on both girls ears and both girls began treatment in their ears at KAH. BHRR’s Lacey’s right ear which was deeply inflamed will get a second treatment next Monday.

They both were given a Bravecto for fleas/ticks and also Heartworm protection via Interceptor which also has a de-worming component.

BHRR’s Cagney has a bad bacterial skin infection and is now on Cephalexin 750 mg, every 12 hours for 3 weeks.

BHRR’s Lacey had pre-op bloodwork done and was microchipped. BHRR’s Cagney had already been spayed(pexied also on July 3rd) plus microchipped prior to us getting them both. BHRR’s Lacey will be spayed when she is more age appropriate to spay a giant breed.  BHRR’s Lacey’s spay/pexy incision is mildly infected. Her previous home mentioned to their Vet Hospital and to us that they had trouble keeping her quiet/calm. 

Both had Nail Trims and thorough exams. They stole the hearts of all they met at KAH yesterday! Such wonderful pups….

I began crate training when I arrived home with them on Sunday and by the time I got to work with them yesterday, they made nary a peep in the big run they hung out in off and on during my shift.

Not one accident in my home, only one in Tracey’s and none to date in Tanya’s.

They are learning to play and obtaining more manners – Tracey you truly did an amazing job with them for they barely pulled with me. They just like to zigzag on their leashes and that is easily corrected!

They sit before their leashes go on, they sit before eating, they sit before going out – all important safety things and both are responding beautifully.

Thank you to Tanya for stepping up to love on them and continue their public socialisation and training while in your care as this is so crucial for them to remain positively balanced and well rounded. We want them to be assets to home and community.

To state again, they are NOT YET Available For Adoption. They will not be for at least five weeks and people are welcome to follow their detailed individual blogs that shall be set-up.

BHRR ONLY places per right match personality fits and we are never desperate to adopt our dogs, we do not flip dogs and we remain patient for the right homes to find our dogs.

Our goal is to do right by every dog in our care and we have 14 amazing dogs that are available for adoption right now for those seeking to adopt at this time.

HERE IS A VIDEO of these lovely ladies playing at their emerge temp foster home this AM. Thanks again Tanya!

 

 AND to post here as we have on facebook: No, both Saint pups will NOT be adopted together. That is not in the best interest nor is it in the best interest of most siblings unless they are not just a bonded pair yet truly are a pair that really complement each other. 

Already I can see where each one shall benefit in time from being adopted away from each other. For right now, they should have each other and as they settle in, they will make strong friendships with other dogs more suited to their own individual personalities and be worked with to build up a wonderful foundation plus where they are weak instead of depending on each other to compensate for their own weaknesses.

Got them!

BHRR’s Cagney & BHRR’s Lacey!

Two small yet truly lovely 7.5 month old Saint Pups.

Thank you Tracey & Kathy for everything! 

NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

ISO: someone between Port Hope and Spencerville, Ontario who may be open to myself having a bit of a pit stop tomorrow afternoon with two lovely 7 month old Saint Pups for about 30-45 minutes.

They are doing a lot of travelling tomorrow and would love to give them a special adventure break after I meet the transport to pick them up in Port Hope.

Please email gwen@birchhaven.org if you may be open to myself crashing for a 30-45 minute visit tomorrow afternoon with two gorgeous Saints.

*Fenced in yard a MUST*

Thanks in advance for any consideration!

Finally! A ‘still’ moment for Miss Y!  Miss X – BHRR’s Lacey is also in the photo.

So, tonight’s good night wishes are from Miss Y – BHRR’s Cagney, the 7 month old Saint Pup.

Sean has not yet decided on their names…I think he is waiting until I pick them up on Sunday. 

Thanks Tracey for the great photo yet again and for today’s adventure update!

You have doing an amazing job with them to keep them social and interacting with humans plus other animals. Thank you! They remain in a maturing crucial social development stage plus pre-stranger danger age and you are giving them such a solid foundation!

‘They had a good day today. Took a trip to PetsMart and they picked out a Dino bone each. Left lots of goober on many staff and customers 
I tried to get a pic of them each chewing on an end of this toy but of course as soon as the camera comes out they stop! At least they are playing with it. Also finally a pic of Miss Y sitting still.’

onight’s Good-Night wishes are being sent from Miss X! 

Isn’t she so adorable?! Her Sister Miss Y is never still long enough for a great photo! 

All the great names are being reviewed and gone over and when Sean makes the final decision, we shall post! 

Thanks again Tracey for the wonderful updates plus photo’s on these two beautiful 7 month old Saint pups. 

Cutie #1 & Cutie #2! The 7 month old Saint Pups. 

Per Tracey:

‘So for their morning adventure the girls and I went downtown to visit my coworkers. They all fell in love of course. We left behind lots of drool and hair for them to be remembered by 
We then went for a walk around the park which is overrun with squirrels! My arms are now a few inches longer but at least they are even LOL! They want to greet everyone who passes but were good about sitting for the meeting. Once they are tired they walk like a dream!’

They were also have some loose/softer stools this AM yet per Tracey that seems to be resolving. Excitement and some stress over the past 24 hours for these two girls.

Both are booked in at KAH to see our Vets on Monday and from there shall be heading off to their emerge temp foster home until September 1st.

Still nameless…..one(left in picture) is super sassy, spicy, on the go, places to go, people to see, busy be, fearless, keeps you on your toes and the other(right in picture) is calmer, more chill, content to smell the roses, takes life in stride, does not sweat the small stuff or even the big stuff….

Need a ‘match set’ pair of names to fit their very distinct great personalities! Awesome suggestions made to date on the other thread and nothing is counted out as of yet!

Thanks Tracey for this great photo!

NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

Another photo. Already I can tell them apart for one has more dark masking on the right side of her face plus less white on her sides yet the biggest difference is their personalities. 

One is a busy wee bee and the other more likely to sit back and smell the roses! 

Guess which one this is?! ?

Thank you Tracey for keeping them safe and keeping me posted!

Another busy day for us at BHRR with another good night story….

Thanks to Tracey & Kathy being ready to mobilise so fast, we were able to pick up both female Saint puppies tonight.

They are actually 7.5 months of age – Born December 3rd, 2016 and will be in safe hands until I can make the drive to pick them up on Sunday, then begin to Vet them on Monday and from there drop off to their emerge temp foster home which they shall stay with until September 1st.

As always, it takes a village and the BHRR village came together fast and strong for these two wee beauties. Thank you again Tracey, Kathy and also to Tanya! 

We will be giving them new names for a number of reasons including that a dog in their current safe haven spot has the same name as one of them.

We like names that ‘go together’ and in the past we have named Saint litter-mates:

Frank and Bean
Rain and Beau

And other pairs we have named at BHRR:
Bilbo and Baggins
Timon and Pumbaa
Rose and Petal
Sugar and Spice
Coco Chanel and Coach etc..

So, name guru’s looking for a ‘match set’ pair of names for these two smooth coat Saint Babies.

Kathy and Tracey have suggested ‘Thelma’ and ‘Louise’. As always, Sean has the final say and bring on the suggestions!

Thanks Kathy for the pics!

NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

Tomorrow night I shall also be sending out the next round of availability for the special auction dates. Only 10 more to book!

AND on that wonderful note, from our home to all of our friends, family & supporters, we wish all a good night….

UPDATE: FILLED! thanks again Tanya!

ISO: Emegency BHRR Approved Temp Fosters – we have an urgent request for not 1 but 2 Saint puppies. 6 months of age.

I cannot bring direct into my own home right now as I just took in BHRR’s Ryder & BHRR’s Gus plus BHRR’s Daffodil is having surgery next week and my own Wolfie, Brogan is being neutered plus pexied next week.

I would be seeking 4-6 weeks for emergency temp fostering. BHRR provides everything – crates, bowls, food, collar, leash, vetting etc.

Location: Kingston to Montreal area

If any of our of our approved BHRR volunteer homes can assist, please do email me for more details….gwen@birchhaven.org

NOTE: if you are an approved adoptive home, you are also an approved temp foster home if your circumstances allow for it!

Thanks in advance….