It is not easy writing that first blog post, but here we are finally sitting at a desk giving it a go! It will be very nice to get to know our friends out there and to have you get to know us as well :)
By now you have seen photos of ALL of my fur-kids on our site. They are also on our Facebook page and our Instagram account along with some fur-friends. I will introduce them first because it is all about the furry ones around here! By breed WIlla is our 3 year old German Shepherd (brand ambassador). She is a true shepherd and loves using that nose. She is spoiled and blessed with MANY a tennis ball which she probably believes grow from a tree in the back yard, but 9 times out of 10 will only want the one that is under the bed or behind the sofa!
Charlie, our Schnoodle, has been with us for a little over 12 years. He is about 16 years old now. We were told he was approximately 4 when we rescued him; vet tells us he is as healthy as ever and only suffers from a few missing teeth and some arthritis on his right rear leg!! Sir Oslo the 13-month-old Airedale Terrier... This is a story. Oslo had a little bit of a rough start in life. Let's just say we came to a 'farm' to see a puppy... given the conditions (of said place), his health and the obvious health issues with the parent's, this person was obviously breeding puppies for cash and they were being kept in very poor conditions.
He would not have (normally) been a puppy I would pick to 'purchase' but just HOW do I leave him there?!! Could you? I was so torn. I know by doing this I was enabling her [breeder], but he was the last one and I alone was not going to make her change or stop. I knew if I left him he would die or IF he made it he would end up like the others... So I gave her her money and I took the puppy...
Oslo was riddled with fleas, scabies, roundworms - SO, so many roundworms; it took the tiny, underweight little guy forever to get rid of them all. After the roundworm treatment, he was left vulnerable to infection so 3 days later we were back at the vet's with a temperature and diarrhea. He recovered quickly from that with homecooked meals to keep things easy on his tummy.
SO happy to say that with a home remedy, the scabies were under control rather quickly. Sir Oslo is gaining weight as he should, he is quite the two handfuls -as Airedale's should be! I hate to think what would have become of him had I left him back at that farm... He is thriving and a part of my family now :)
We would love to hear about the furry loved ones in your life. Let us know about them, ask us some questions!