BHRR's Journey had her recheck for her tail on Friday February 17th. She weighted 99.88 pounds! SO close to 100 pounds and this means that she has put on 25.3 pounds to date! She is so much more active and busy now as she 'gets' the whole play concept and running and zooming and zipping and we are still feeding her three meals a day. Still would like to see her at 115 pounds at this age/size of her bone/substance. We may go up to four meals a day as we are slowly gaining yet mostly maintaining at this time. She looks FABU yet she is still on the lean thin side. The muscle mass plus toning she is getting plus the compliments on her healthy shiny coat is so heartening to hear!!!

She was Ms. Social! Almost pulling me to visit with people and dogs! However; she did impress all with her manners of sitting when asked. 😉

The Vet decided to not put her on another round of antibiotics for now as her tail is no longer oozing and we are going to try and keep making sure that she is not licking at the tail. Her tail is quite swollen at the area of the break and she is on Deramaxx 50 mg BID for the next 10 days or so.

I have also ordered more Sentinel for her as we keep the dogs on Sentinel year round at BHRR.

We shall re-evaluate things in March.

She was deemed healthy enough to have her first vaccines and she shall be back in a month for boosters and a recheck on the tail again. I really do not wish to see her lose that tail. 🙁 Tail amputations are such a difficult thing. She was doing so well……………..Yet, now that her tail wags almost nonstop, that does not help!

She had a great visit at the Animal Hospital and also with three of the BHRR Volunteers that dropped by KAH.

I also wanted to shout out a thanks to Julie of Chilly Dogs Inc. Canada for the donation of sweater for BHRR's Journey! I shall have to take a photo to post. She still does wear a sweatshirt sometimes in the house to ensure that she stays warm. Brick likes to spend most of his time taking it off and if he is not doing that; he likes to spend his time taking collars off..sigh…gooberhead!

The community ranging from all across Canada and many part of the USA and as far away as Costa Rica and Australia have been so supportive and the belief n her cause is so deeply humbling and I THANK YOU all! Thank you for making those links on the chain of success in saving her life so strong!!!! THANK YOU!

Anna has indicated that she shall take refill requests for BHRR's Journey's Heart Bisuits.

Anna's e-mail or you can call her at 613 993 2738 to order – Anna also has a Hypo recipe for those that have sensitive tummy doggies!

A post made by Anna Gray-Henschel on the BHRR FB Fan Page:

"To raise funds for BHRR's Journey, I am baking smokey bacon with cheddar heart shaped dog biscuits at $3/dz. Happy to deliver them in the Ottawa area. I will also ship them at no charge within Canada. Made with love, bought with love and every penny sent to BHRR with love to Journey."

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 –

OR email transfer to

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 soon after 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:      REMAINING OWED ON HER BILLS AT THIS TIME:  A credit of $1,907.61

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
Penny – PayPal took $0.88 in fees
Marie – Sophie
Jayne – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
Ishie Hilton Hernando
Dorothy – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
ANNA & Her 'BHRR's Journey's Heart Biscuits' Fundraising Supporters
The Bakers
Ryan & Andie
Suzsanne and her 'JackPot for Journey' work Fundraiser whereby spare change was collected during the month of January
Cheryl – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
B.J. – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Helga – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Ruth – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
Paul – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
Sophia – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Mary – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Kerri – PayPal took $2.48 in fees