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YUKI 2/21/09


Pertinent Information - Rainbow Bridge 3/17/09

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Age & Sex: 5 yr. old Female
UTD: Yes
Weight:  37 lbs. pittiful pounds!
Other Dogs: Unknown
Color:  White
Cats: No
Ears: Natural
Children: Under 5: No     Over 5: Yes
Tail: Docked
Professional Training Required: No
Spayed: Not yet
Microchipped: Yes
Shelter Surrender
Location: Tivoli, NY

Adoption Donation $250


3/18/09 - It is with a heavy heart that I must inform the group that our beautiful snow flower is now at rainbow bridge. My heart is heavy and with tears flowing I will try and explain to the best of my ability what happened.
Early last week Yuki just stopped eating, didn't matter what I tried and believe me Anne and I thought of everything from baby formula/food to peanutbutter and jelly. Didn't matter how it was cooked or what it was she just was not interested in eating anything. Last thursday we started taking her into the vet for IV fluids, my husband took off work on friday and monday so he could get her to and from the vet for her IV's. A few times she ate a little something but it was darn little and only once a day. Sunday we kept her home all day with us so we could love on her and give her a day without being stuck with needles. She had x-rays that showed nothing conclusive but a couple of her liver enzymes levels were quite high and so was her billiruben. Yesterday she didn't look well and while I was at work and my husband was home he noticed that she was very very fat in the belly area. He called our vet and took her in and she tapped her belly for fluid and bingo there was lots in there. She went from being beyond thin to having this huge blown up belly. I left work early called my vet to tell her she was full of fluid again, then yet another call to Anne and the decision was made to bring her back to my vet. When I got home she was in pretty bad condition and her belly was huge, she just looked so tired like she just couldn't fight anymore. She was exhausted, there was just nothing left. Anne, Dr Tucker and myself all spoke and decided that it was time for her to run free without pain, worry, or sickness. I sat on the floor with her as the doctor gave her the injections. She was so weak that it only took a second and she was gone to run with my other babies on the otherside of the bridge. I know they were there to great her so she wasn't alone and they will take good care of her now since I was no longer able to here. I only hope she finally knows what its like to now be carefree and that while she was here she was loved very very much. Good bless well.....

2/23/09 - After taking a break from fostering I'm proud to announce our latest foster. Her name is Yuki which is Japanese for snow. Yuki is white with the most beautiful ice blue eyes.

Yuki was found roaming the streets of the Bronx and is in poor condition right now but with regular feedings and a healthy diet we don't see her staying that way for very long. After all she has been through Yuki is a sweetie pie who just wants someone who will be with her and provide her with an never ending supply of love and affection. She really loves to be around my boys who are 12 and 15 years old. The more time she spends with them the happier she seems. She gets very upset when the leave for school in the morning but she is full of wiggles when they get home. Her whole butt wiggles when she get excited! It is just the cutest thing to see. She sleeps all night in her crate in my sons room and doesn't make a peep but if you put her in when someone is home she will cry and whine for approx 20-30 min and then calms down. I think the time will decrease once she realises that she's not being abandonded. So because of that I think she has some serperation anxiety but that may improve in time. When I get home she's all quiet and sleeping so I know that she mellows after a bit. When your home she wants to be right next to you where ever you go, even if its just into the laundry room she wants to tag along and go too.

Yuki will make someone a great companion and is waiting for that special someone to call her own!