Monday, August 30, 2010

Evening update - August 30th

Another good day.  She was left in her crate while I was at work and Lester ran errands.  She was probably crated a good 5 hours straight and she didn't mess in her crate the whole time!  Yay!  And she ate the majority of her dry  food while crate too!

Les let all the dogs out when he got home and then I came home and let them out.  The pics below are of here lounging in her crate while I was reading.  Notice the haughty look she gives the camera after it woke her up.

Again with the camera? 
Hmm, what are the other dogs doing over there?  Does it involve
FOOD?!


I gave her the Petinic when I got home and then it was treat time.  She isn't a fan of the plain Mother Hubbard bones but likes the Peanut Butter Mother Hubbard's.  She also likes the salmon stick like treats too.

 






So Sweetheart is 2 and a half weeks removed from the horrible place she was living in.  She is doing great and is a very sweet and happy dog.  Even though she is doing well, Les and I wanted you all to see just how emaciated she was and still is.  The two pictures below are not an optical illusion.  They are real.  Her back is NOT even as wide as a regular sized can of puppy food.  The third picture is of the can held up to Cleo, my female who is 7 and weighs about 58 pounds.  I am not posting these pics below to upset everyone, I just want everyone to know the gravity of what she went through and that recovery is going to take time.




I am in the process of getting thank you cards sent out to those who donated by mail and directly to Dr. Kolar's.  Paul has emailed our thank you's to all who have donated via pay pal.  Bear with me, I thought I was going to get a chance to write these out in Texas but my time was spent with my friend and then the weekend was consumed with our little Sweetheart.

Please keep following the blog.  I love to read your comments!  We have had over 11,000 views (10,500 of which are probably mine) since this blog was started August 14th!  Please keep telling your friends and family about this amazing little girl.

17 comments:

  1. it is pretty impressive that she is still bright and spirited... she is going to be such a handful when she is all better ! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow...putting the can against her does put it into perspective. She has come miles from 2 and a half weeks ago, she still has a long road to travel to recovery, but she most definitely is in the best of hands. I love to read the blog and look at the pictures. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I keep pulling for her, and I have loved reading about Sweetheart. I look at her and see the dog she'll become -- a beautiful, regal little diva who expects to have her whims catered to, and I am so glad she'll get that chance.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just love Sweetheart. I love reading her story every day and finding out how she's doing. I can see she still has a long ways to go, but it continually amazes me how far she's come in 2 weeks. This little girl has a huge heart.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I link her updates to my Facebook page everyday so hopefully that will help bring in some more folks. Thank you so much for saving her. I can't tell you how much I love her even though I have never met her.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for the visual. I knew she was thin, but that really puts it in perspective. Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awsome that she is doing better. She seems so sweet from her pictures. She is definitly a fighter. Love to read your blog on her recovery. Prayers and white for her recovery.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for keeping us updated, I know it must take time that you probably have very little of. And a big thank you for caring for Sweetheart, so glad that she found her way to you. Your caring is something special.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It is hard to believe that a little girl who is so emaciated even now has such a happy, loving, forgiving, mischievious heart. And also hard to believe that she was found alive. She must have only been hours away from having serious damage to her internal organs, if not death by starvation. Well done for all the hard work you are putting in to her and all the love you are giving her .... although it would be impossible for a normal person to not love her:-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Erika , Mom to MortyAugust 31, 2010 at 3:13 AM

    Awesome . Jessica Rocks . Thank you for everything you do for Sweetheart.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, holding up that can of puppy food really puts everything into perspective....but she is doing GREYT, I realy don't think anyone thought she would be this full of life in such a short time...we love you Sweetheart :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's going to be a long road back for her, but if she's tough enough to live in that hellhole, tied to a tree with a leash wrapped around her leg, she's going to put that weight and muscle mass back on like a champ and make someone a very good couch potato one day. Good job Jess and Les!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your love and deication are greytly appreciated!

    ReplyDelete
  14. So glad she is doing much better and gradually gaining weight. She seems like such a sweet loving girl.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh wow, she is improving so fast.

    Are you keeping her? Or just fostering until she's better?

    ReplyDelete
  16. At this point I am just fostering her. I won't even think about adoption, to our house or anyone else's, until she is fully recovered. The leg has to heal, she has to gain all her weight and muscle mass and she still has to be spayed. This process will take a while and we are in no hurry to rush her through it. We just love having her and watching her eat and play and be silly.

    ReplyDelete