Pertinent Information - Adopted 12/29/07 - Rainbow Bridge 7/15/08
Yesterday was a very sad day. We
were taking care of REX when all of a sudden he was having
serious problems breathing and swallowing. Every time he turned
he started yelping in pain. We called the Red Bank Hospital and
our Vet at Cream Ridge. We were advised to bring him in.
Unfortunately he only kept getting worst. By the time we got
there there was nothing they could do. Rex crossed over the
Rainbow Bridge at 3:30 pm... I can not begin to tell you hoe
devastated we are. It just does not seem fair. He had such a
tough life and he finally found a home that truly loved him.
Well, maybe that is what we were suppose to do. Give him heaven
on earth before crossing over. Our Vet, Dr. Carter called Dr.
Glass the Neurologist at Red Bank Hospital and he confirmed that
the cancer was in his spinal cord and nervous system.
Well it's been just over 3 months
since Rex came home to us. Just wanted to give a quick update,
Rex is doing great! He
went back to the vet on 2/1 for follow-up shots & he is now microchipped.
1/5/08 - We wanted to let everyone know how well Rex is doing. Rex went to visit our vet on Friday and is in good health, she would like to see him gain another 5 lbs. but no more, he weighed in at 58.5 lbs. Rex was so good at the vet's office just sat with us looking around and did well saying hello to a female shitzu. He is eating well and is actually starting to slow down a bit when eating. He enjoys playing with his toys with or without us, he gives the little nudge to let us know he wants to play and is also very content to lounge on his blanket. He follows us around anytime we leave the room, it was quite an experience for him on the stairs, but he has pretty much realized he needs to take his time and does not fall up or down them anymore. Rex is doing very well with sit and stay and we are working on teaching him to ring a bell tied to both back doors to let us know when he needs to go out, right now he goes towards his leash&n bsp;when he needs to go out. Rex has a great personality, has shown no signs of aggression toward anyone and plays very well with our 8 yr old son. Attached are a few pictures.
12/30/07 - Well Rex is home with us and he is such a wonderful boy. I will be contacting our vet tomorrow to setup an appt. Just wanted to find out what vaccinations he has had, Wendy mentioned that you would have the information. We would need the rabies certificate to have him licensed with our town clerk's office. Thank you so much for all your assistance in bringing Rex to us.
12/29/07 - Rex was visited by a BAR approved family today and they absolutely fell in love with him and adopted him on the spot. Good luck Rex, you certainly deserve a loving family and home.
7/28/07 - From all appearances Rex
is now in perfect health. He is fully recovered from his neuter
surgery- he had a retained testicle. His coat is soft and shiny
and he is doing great on the Eukanuba Premium Performance. He is a
very smart dog who quickly learned the routine here. Rex is
not a barker and he is not very demanding at all. He seems
very grateful for anything that he receives here. Rex would love a
home with a medium or large spayed