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My owners finally did the right
thing although it took them long enough! They released me to the
Franklin County Animal Shelter. They said I had "been getting sick" and
they could no longer afford to care for me since they just had a baby. Lucky for
me the shelter emailed Harlequin Haven and in less than 24 hours I was
here at the rescue!! I am very sick and exhausted but I had a nice meal
and best of all I have a very soft bed. I have not done anything but sleep
since I arrived here and everyone said that is what I need right
My paperwork says I am a blue but
I do not have enough hair for the rescue to know for sure! As soon as my
hair comes in my color will be listed.
Update 2/18: It has only been 24 hours but I am already
feeling better. I actually felt good enough this morning to stand and
eat my breakfast!! Well time to lay back down and take another nap.
Update 2/19: Well another day has passed and I continue
to feel a bit better each day. Today I had a lot of blood pulled so they
could run all sorts of blood test. Plus I got a bath and my ears cleaned
and special medicine put in my ears!! WOW was that great!!! I never knew
a bath and getting my ears cleaned could feel so good!! So far in
medical bills alone I have cost the rescue almost $375 and I have not
even been here 3 days! The plus side is that I am Heartworm, Lyme and Ehrlichia
negative. Well it has been a long day and I am exhausted so time for me
to go to bed.
Update 2/23: Sorry I was supposed to update you Tuesday
but I have been enjoying life!! I have 2 roommates that we share our
life experiences with each other. I kinda like having girl talk!! First
off I want to say THANK YOU to all the great people that donated money
to my medical care. I just can not believe how wonderful and caring
people are! Thanks again for showing me that people do care! Okay I
don't have a lot of news but the best news is the preliminary test show
my thyroid is not working properly. Now just how bad we will not know
until next week sometime but I have been started on thyroid medicine and
already feel better!! So keep your fingers crossed for me!! Okay gotta
get back to my new BFF's!!
Update 2/26: Not much new to tell you but I had to share
a new picture I had taken yesterday!! You may not think I look much
better but I sure do feel better!!
Update 3/3: Well the blood work is back and the
results are in!! All my misery, hair loss, infected ears, skin
infections and agony for all these years were ALL due to my thyroid NOT working!!!
Update 3/14: Just a quick update I had another blood
test today to check my levels we will know next week if I need any
adjustment in my medications. Plus I wanted to show you how much better
I look in just 1 month!!! FYI, toys are the best, especially ones that
squeak!!! Check out my new picture below, notice my paws are no longer
swollen!! Life just keeps getting better!!
Update 3/24: Well we got the blood test results back and
it appears my medications are perfect!!! I am feeling great and
everyone that sees me swears I look better everyday!! I know I sure do
feel great!! I have a new BFF her name is Tori
and we are having all kinds of fun together!! Plus I have a special
announcement. Are you ready for the announcement? Are you sure you are
ready?? I AM A MERLE!!! I finally have enough hair that we know what
color I am!!!! Check out my NEW pictures below!!!
Update 5/5: Just wanted to share a few new pictures of
me and my little friend Louis! I am feeling so
much better and love life and especially playing!!! They are still
working to adjust my thyroid meds, hopefully soon it will be my turn to
find a forever home!!
Update 5/27/2018: I am
now ready for adoption!!! Are you looking for a VERY loving and gentle
Update 8/2/2021: Well life has a way of changing with
little to no warning and well my life has taken a sudden change but at
least, I had a soft place to land!! I was adopted June 7, 2018,
and thought I had my forever home, but I am back at the rescue, and it
is to no fault of mine or my now ex-mom. Mom unfortunately is no
longer able to care for me. Her health took a turn for the worse and she
decided it was in my best interest to return to the rescue. I want to
thank the wonderful people at the
Euclid Pet Pals
for taking care of me while my mom was in the hospital and making sure
that I came back to Harlequin Haven. Although at
first, I was upset and scared the nice men that brought me back made me
feel good, then when I got here Grandma gave me big hugs and kisses. I
am safe and, in a few weeks, I will start looking for hopefully my last
forever home, but right now I just want to relax and play with Iago! I
will get some new pictures soon too!!
We had fun in the yard yesterday and we got
some new pictures taken! Grandma is going to have my thyroid tested
because she doesn't think the dosage is quite right!! Otherwise life is
wonderful!! I even have 5 different beds to choose from and Iago being
the gentleman he is always lets me have my pick!! Well time for a nap I
will be in touch soon!
Update 8/24: Okay just a quick update!! When I was
tested for heartworm, lyme and
ehrlichia I came back positive for ehrlichia. Each Veterinarian
has their own opinion as to whether you treat or you wait for clinical
signs then treat for ehrlichia. The rescue and my vet both agreed that
it was better to stop it before the clinical signs started so I am now
taking Doxycycline if I am adopted before I am finished with my
treatment the rescue will purchase and pay for any testing and medicine
I need!! I also was retested for my thyroid and Grandma was right it is
low. I am now taking .8 mg and will be retested in a month to recheck my
level! Other then that not much happening it is too hot to spend
too much time outside so Iago and I just enjoy the AM and the soft
beds!! Life is great!!
Please can you spare a
few dollars to help the Rescue continue to help me and other Danes like
me? It would be greatly appreciated. Without the Rescue who knows
where we would have ended up!!
Date of Birth: 2/2013
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Description: female, merle, natural ears
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