Oh my............what have I gotten myself into? We will all soon find out! But, yes, Frank and I (mostly I, but he's always my bestest supporter) have taken on a foster dog.
Pinky came to CT Humane as a puppy in the winter of 2010. She was adopted out and sadly, but gratefully, returned to us this past April. She came back severely overweight, an ear infection and fleas. Additionally, she has two bad knees and arthritis in her hips because of her weight. Did I mention she's also deaf? Yes.......the owner thought it was a smart idea to taunt her while she ate, making her have some food aggression issues. Gotta love THOSE adopters!
Before surgery is considered for her knees, she needs to lose weight. Along with that, aqua therapy was recommended to relieve the pain and help strengthen her muscles. So....guess who's got a pool where she can do therapy? Yup..........us!
Frank agreed to have a kennel built in our yard and on Saturday, I brought Pinky home (temporarily!!!!).
I went to a local pet therapy place and they gave me lessons on what I need to do with her. So, every other day, we will swim, stretch and massage her in the pool. And hopefully 15lbs comes off of her QUICKLY!!!!
I'm writing this post up on Saturday night (our first day together) and I gotta say, I'm a little stressed. I've never had an 'outdoor' dog and I'm not sure I will sleep tonight thinking of her outside (although we put a doggy door from the kennel to our shed so she can sleep 'indoors' but I'm not sure if she'll get that!!
Anyways..........I've gone on long enough........here are a few pictures of Pinky!
Hope you're having a great day and I hope Pinky's settling in at my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for your visit!