Picture of the day, mini Ida update

I have a lot going on. Trying to move if possible. Packing, cause I’m hopeful. So I wanted to take the time to get a post up.

Tonight I turned around for a moment and caught Ida, who thinks she is a cat I guess, on the top of the cat tower. I’m glad its not too far off the ground. See for yourself.

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Close up. Someone, does not look like she is guilty of anything. She cracks me up.

And an update. She is back to normal. The medicine is working. Now all the doubts come into play. Does she really have MMM? Because if not, then she won’t need steroids anymore. I guess seeing her back to her crazy self is what is causing the doubts. I will talk to Dr. G Monday and see what he says. Because the meds would cause her to go back to normal even if she does have it. Which everyone is 100% she does. I just hate having to medicate her enough to kill her, to save her. I love this brat. So much.

Also a sweet pict of my niece and her dog. Hi Kat, your famous. Love u kiddo.

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Picture by my bff Linda. Vampire dog is Scrappy.

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Taylor’s gotcha story

The first pictures I have of my girl are from when her owner stopped by my house to show her to me. Her name was Tazz and I wish I had taken more than three pictures. I never knew then that she would be my heart dog. So here are the only pictures I have, and I think they are actually the only ones that even exist and they are precious to me. Of when she was a baby.

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I babysat Tazz’s families kids. Three wonderful little girls that due to a move across country, I have lost touch with. They loved their puppy. She lived with them for 4 mos until the dad/step dad started (alledgedly) beating her for chewing up a back porch due to seperation anxiety, and locking her out alone in the snow. The Mom came to me and begged me to take her. I finally agreed 3 days later and told her I would take her as long as she knew I would be rehoming her through my rescue. She agreed.

  The night I brought her home, I had gone to get her and she was in the snow and locked out. We got her and brought her home. My friend Leo that took me to get her lent me a crate for her, brought us to my place and left me to get aquainted with Tazz. When I realized the date was December 13, the birthday of my favorite singer, Taylor Swift, I was a little surprised and a lot excited. The first nudge in my heart that maybe this girl was mine had hit me.

   I also decided to change her name to Taylor. I didn’t want to confuse her so I worked really hard on a temp name that would note my heart was already becoming hers and came to “Tas”, which is Taylor Swifts initials. My girl became Taylor Abigail Storm with being called Tas and Taylor intermittintly.

That first night broke my heart. Taylor was so scared to go outside alone that for three days I had to go out in the snow with her to show her that I wasn’t going to abandon her to freeze. After those 3 days she seemed to know she was mine, no more thoughts of rehoming her, she fit me like a glove, and she realized she loved the snow.

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We actually got to go to my first concert ever 4 mos later,  Taylor Swift concert and so Blessed, Miss Swift came right up to me and told me she loved me! We love her too and I’ve never regretted naming my girl after her and her best friend Abigail. And years later, we are bonded and happy and she is the best dog ever.

  She is a wolf hybrid, and I managed to find her parents and got a few pictures. The Dad was left outside on a thick chain and his poor ear was chewed off by flies.

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Sorry I dint get a better picture.

And her Mom, Lakoda was treated like a princess and kept inside.

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So that is Taylors gotcha story. She never destroyed my house or used the bathroom inside. She has to this day been great. I am glad I am hers!

Reinstalled

It looks like I have gotten my wordpress app reinstalled. I liked the old one better but this will have to do. Still sitting in my car. Reception in the house is not good. We will be moving soon and very possibly back home where the weather looks like this right now.

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Photo courtesy of my friend Linda. Oh and tenn. Also a place I wouldn’t mind livng. We will see.

ida update

ida is doing very well. she is on daily steroids for her mmm. i am seeing her spirit return so far so good. my phone is doing better though i lost everything on my phone due to a factory reset. bare with me while i figure out a way to post that doesnt require sitting in my car . 

Masticatory Muscle Myositis

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This is the face of MMM.

As of 4 days ago, our little Ida Kaye started screaming out in her sleep. As of 2 days ago, she could no longer open her mouth more than a few centimeters. As of today she is being treated for MMM. Monday will bring us closer to our outcome as we should know by then if she will respond to treatment. As of now, she will barely eat. I have to medicate her every 8 hours with a large dose of antibiotics as she has a fever and is off her food. I blended her food into liquid, bought her an expensive type of can food that looks good enough for us to eat and she won’t have any part of it except a few tiny licks.

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I am devastated. As is her Daddy. We are looking into transferring her to another rescue as soon as possible as the care for an MMM dog is beyond what we can afford. My rescue is called Last Chance because we only rescue dogs off the street. I made a jump decision to take in Ida because the people who asked me to take her have severe medical problems and I’ve seen medicine they have dropped on the floor due to dexterity issues. I couldn’t leave her there.  She is asleep by my bed now. Please Pray for this little girl. Aggression is a symptom of MMM that could be caused by a lesion on her brain. So angry pup was actually terminal pup and I just didn’t know it. I wish I knew how to do the fund raising and stuff so she could stay here but my phone is on its last legs and my mom broke her back and I wouldn’t dare ask for a new phone. When it rains it pours.

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Again please Pray for my little darling.

A mix

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I sent my hubby off to stay at my in laws for the night. I have trouble doing anything when he is around. Its an autism thing, I just get over done so fast when he talks to me. Anyone really. I have trouble being on the phone fo the same reason. So when he is here, I live in a puddle on the couch. Before my pain got so bad, I could go out back and occupy myself. Now I do not have adequete pain control so I just sit inside and ride the ways of anxiety from noises that get to me, take the meds I have and wait for him to be outside and me to feel up to it so I can get a few things gone through from our scrapping.

Hubbys Grandma was back in the hospital fo swollen limbs and her bladder fell down further. She is waiting to get a ring to put it back up there but it isn’t in yet. They had to fit her and prep her body for it. So his Mom needed him to help get her in the house since they released her. She even came and got him.

  I had a full throttle, blue mountain dew and two of my butabaline pills and I managed to get 11 loads of laundry done and made myself my soothy Lipton side creamy chicken noodles. Oh and the big thing I did was went to the grocery store and spent too much money on shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap (all and Tide), Oxi Clean Stain Remover,  dish soap, dog treats and…hair color. I love it, see pic above, its not in your face an I don’t feel like I look older then I want to at this time. Oh yeah the Oxi Clean Stain Remover Spray is A ++, I used it on baby/little kids clothes and some were bad but the outfits were too cute to throw out and I was so happy with the results.

And it is 5:30 am so I better close for now. I will leave you with a cute puppy picture. Ida & Taylor.

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