Thursday, September 2, 2010

Evening update - 09/02/2010

As I write this, a clap of thunder and a bolt of lightening have let me know that the thunderstorm is finally here.  Journey, our 12 year old foster is scared of storms.  I feel for her.  I may give her a benadryl to see if that helps calm her down.  Sweetheart seems pretty un-phased by the commotion.  She is lying on the queen size air bed and opened her eyes a little when the thunder hit and then she went back to sleep.

She did something new this evening.  She actually played with a couple of toys.  She pounced them and tossed them a bit.  She did the cute greyhound bow to them as well.  This was the first time she actually played with the toys for any length of time.  In the middle of the night the other night, she found a toy and gave it a few squeaks but did not show the enthusiasm like she did today.  I feel this is another great sign of her healing.

She ate well tonight and gobbled her can of puppy food and an assortment of treats.  I fed her a few more treats than usual and she seemed to do fine.  Her tummy was talking a little bit to me when she came to see me folding laundry but she had just inhaled her can of puppy food.  I don't hear any talking now so I am confident her food is settling just fine.

I hope everyone had a good day.  Things are progressing here as they should be.  Tomorrow is Friday and for me it is a three day weekend!   Sweetheart gets a bandage change tomorrow and I will weigh her.  I also need to find out what date to give her the next heartworm pill.


  1. I'm glad to hear that she's playing! I never get tired of watching them play!

  2. Yaayyy, play with those toys girlie. I bet she has never had a toy before now she can find out how much fun they are :)

  3. She's becoming the puppy she should have been! ;)))

  4. That makes me smile! She probably never had that chance to play with toys before! Such a "Sweetheart"!!!

  5. Just wonderful - clearly Sweetheart knows she is with people who really care for her. To read that she is playing is so wonderful (I have a little tear, but don't tell anyone - Aussie blokes aren't meant to cry).

    Please let us know if you need some help with the on going vet bills. Sent a thank you card to Dr Kolar et al today.

    Cheers Spiffo & Cami

  6. More good news:-) She doesn't have a problem with thunder and she's playing, go Sweetheart!

  7. Hi - Bunny sent me over! What an amazing story! I am so glad Sweetheart is safe and how wonderful that she is playing!

    I am your newest follower! Hope we can be friends!

    Your pal, Pip

  8. I'm sniffin' over from Bunny's site too! I love to hear a wonderful rescue story! My mom is a foster mom too, sometimes. I was her first foster failure :o) Can't wait to read more about your journey!

  9. Bunny the greyhound sent me here, and I'm HORRIFIED at what humans can do to defenseless animals!

    Thank you, thank you so much, for caring for this pup!

  10. Way to go Bunny, keep referring friends to our blog, Sweetheart and I are thrilled to make new friends, of the fur and human kind! Where are Bunny and Bunny's friends located?

  11. As of 9-3-2010 at 1;34 PM I am your new follower animal lover Fern sent by Bunny. I love your blog and what you are doing for Sweetheart!!! What a wonderful name you gave her!! I do love the greyhound so very much!! To me there is no more beautiful dog alive!!
    Come and see me OK??
    XXOO, Fern

  12. Hello Sweetheart!! We are furiends of Bunny's and she sent us overs~

    We read your story and send KISSES and LOVE to you!!

    You are safe now and already hold a spot in our hearts~

    Your new Puggie Furiends~

    Much love,
    IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man

  13. Awesome to see the progress she has made. Thanks so much to you and Dr. Kolar and staff for the incredible care she is getting. -- Batmom

  14. Sweetheart is such a gift - her spirit is absolutely enchanting. I only read her story today, and while disgusted by her past, I am thrilled for her future. Thank you so much for giving her a wonderful new life - many of us are greatly appreciative of what you're doing.