ALI (PEGGY SUE) 6/28/03
Ali's Foster Journey - At the Rainbow Bridge 1/9/05
1/10/05 - It is with much sadness that I write this note. My sweet Ali went to the bridge on Saturday morning. Her seizures were getting worse, even though we kept increasing her doses, and my vet and I made the tough decision that it was her time. I could see that she was slipping, and in the last week, her legs had been giving out. I love her with all my heart and I could not see her suffer any more. I stayed with her the whole time and sent her peacefully, telling her how loved she was and that she would never hurt again... Bless my Ali, she taught me that it is possible to overcome many tough things in life and love unconditionally those who love you. We will miss her...thank you BAR for giving us the chance to love Ali and treat her the way she deserved.
My sweet, sweet Ali. She had a rough spring/summer...in late May Ali
had some terrible seizures.
- Ali here...want to send my love to a certain 10 year old boy and his
family who took excellent
care of me while I was on "vacation" in March. :) I sure hope he
sees this. I also want him to know
that my family, as silly as they can be, loves me very much and they were
really glad to see me return from my trip. Especially Tyson, who wouldn't
stop talking to me!
12/2/03 - Ali is still doing very well at our house. She and Tyson play until they are exhausted. She still does not have much hair, so we will need to go back to the Vet to determine if she has some other issues. I keep wondering what she's going to look like...? With or without hair, we couldn't be more happy to have her in our home. Ali wishes everyone a safe & happy holiday season
10/14/03 - I can't believe Ali has been with us
for a month! It was a rocky start, but we have all settled into our
groove. She gets more hair each day, it's been a very slow process. Her
whole underside is still very bare, but she's got the cutest gray face.
Ali and Tyson will play for hours, chasing each other around the house,
wrestling on the floor or on me (on me is the preferred way). Its
really great to see them both so happy. Ali has had a few accidents in the
house, but I think it was probably because we weren't paying attention to
her signals. She is definitely stubborn!! Sit is about the only thing I'm
sure she knows, although, we take her outside off-leash and she comes when
called (most of the time). I'm thinking that I may take her to obedience
classes...speaking of obedience, Tyson and I are in class with Missy
(#252) and her Dad. Missy is extremely cute and has a great personality!
Would I expect anything else from a Boxer?
9/14/03 - Ali's new family called with their one week update and things are going very well. The first few days were a little rough as Ali wasn't sure she would share her toys with her new brother, Tyson. But a few days of love and patience and now she know that this is where she belongs, and she is fine. Good luck Ali.
9/7/03 - Ali was adopted today at PetRock by a very nice couple who have waited patiently for her. We wish them all the best.
8/29/03 - Ali sailed through her spaying this week and is now all UTD with vaccinations. She came home the next day from the vets and just crashed into the nearest, softest, biggest doggie bed. She was so exhausted from her ordeal. Ali's new family emailed the day of her surgery to find out how the operation went and they are very excited and anxious to meet her. Only a little over a week more and Ali will be going to her forever home. This poor little girl certainly has had her share of misfortunes and deserves only the best!
8/20/03 - Ali (Peggy Sue) has an appointment with
the vet to be spayed next Tuesday, updated on all her shots, and to have
her nails trimmed. You know a girl has to look all pretty when
meeting her forever family! They have decided to rename her
"Ali" and she will have a brother named Tyson. Ali will be
meeting them at PetRock on Sunday, Sept. 7th.
8/8/03 - Peggy Sue is pending adoption. She will be adopted in a few weeks after her mange treatment is completed and then she can be spayed and updated on her shots. So she will be going to her forever home in early Sept. Good luck Peggy Sue (I understand that her new family will be changing her name) Look forward to her future experiences.
7/28/03 - Peggy Sue went to the vet today to have her mange checked and she is doing very well with her treatment. She will need to be on the Ivermictin one more month, but will then be well enough to be spayed and updated. So for the next month, she is just hanging out here recuperating and enjoying herself. She has been completely integrated into our household and she is healthy enough to be with our dogs all the time now so she has given up her private suite to another foster, Buddy. She is one of the easiest dogs that we have ever fostered. She is just so happy to have a nice soft bed, food and affection. So if you are looking for a low maintenance, easy going girl to share your life with, Peggy Sue might be the one. It's time to start putting in those applications for her now.
7/17/03 - Peggy Sue continues to improve daily,
but still has a way to go. To the left you will see her arrival
pictures, and to the left pictures that were taken today, 2 1/2 weeks
later. You can see that her hair is starting to grow in, but it will
take some time for it to grow in fully.
7/10/03 - Peggy Sue came through her Heartworm treatment with flying colors! I'm so glad she had a week and a half here with us eating and sleeping good and building up her strength before the treatment. I think it did her a world of good. We will keep you updated on her progress.
7/8/03 - I took Peggy Sue to the vet this AM for
her first Heartworm shot and they called a little while ago with some good
news. They found that she only has a grade 2, not a grade 3 Heartworm
condition. That means that she will have one shot today and then
have another one tomorrow, but will not have to go back in another month
for another series of shots. I am so relieved. She is such a sweet little
girl who certainly deserves some good news.
7/7/03 - Oh what a busy 4th of July weekend Peggy
Sue had. We had a house full of company from Thurs. through Sun. and
she was a big hit with everyone. We are trying to keep her quiet
before she goes in for her heartworm treatment tomorrow, but we did let
her socialize with small groups of family at a time. She was
particularly good with the 18 month old twins, very gentle and
loving. You can tell that somewhere along the line she was a family
dog. She is very well behaved and listens better than my own two
dogs. She is a great communicator and tells you exactly what she
wants. She definitely tells me when she is hungry by barking in a
particular way and she also tells us when it is time for her evening
walk. Other than that, she never barks. Peggy has been leash
trained also, she walks very nicely on a leash and always does her
7/1/03 - We got the results of Peggy Sue's blood
work today and there was good news and bad news. Her blood work was
fantastic, especially for a little girl who is Heartworm positive
(the bad news.) The Heartworm is also what compromised her immune
system so that she contracted mange. We start the first Heartworm
shot next Tues. and then she will, most likely, have to have another 2
shot one day apart in a month. The hardest part will be keeping her
quiet for the month in between the shots and then for another month after
the second round of shots. She is feeling better every day though
since we are treating the mange and the eye infection.
6/30/03 - Peggy Sue went to the Vet this evening
for a thorough exam. They did a skin scraping and she has a case of
demodectic mange. It is not contagious and she will be treated with
Ivermectin for the next month. They also did a complete blood
screening to see if there are any underlying problems. She has a bad
case of conjunctivitis in her eyes which is being treated with an
antibiotic ointment. A florescent eye stain was done and found
nothing requiring treatment. Her eyes are cloudy and one does have a
cataract, but the vet hopes that the cloudiness will clear up in time, but
first we have to get the conjunctivitis cleared up. Tomorrow we will
get the results of the blood tests and the fecal sample and have more
information to go on.
6/29/03 - Poor little Peggy Sue, she was found by
a family as they moved into their new house sitting by the garage
door. They thought she would eventually leave, and when she didn't,
they took her to a shelter. We can only guess that the family who
owned her moved away and left her, but we will never know for sure.
This is what Boxer Rescue is all about!