Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dog Days in August

Goodness, I did not mean for this to be a monthly blog but apparently it is what it is, thanks be to God :).

Clarence found a WONDERFUL home w/Terry, Bob and their Beagle girl, Baby. See how well Rusty fka Clarence and Baby are doing? Photo to right. Thanks, Terry and Bob; and thanks to Caitlyn and Dr. Ann at LaCroix Pet Hospital for telling Terry about Clarence.

Silverwalk has welcomed two health challenged senior dogs.
  1. Oxford is a foster from Marion Animal Shelter in Marion, AR; the same wonderful people who sent me Fred, Ginger, Lilah (still here and needing a home!) and Scout (the same!). Oxford is a senior tri-color neutered male, up to date on shots, etc. who is being treated for a skin allergic reaction plus yeast. He is NOT contagious unless you count his perpetual grin and whipping, wagging tail. Photos coming soon!
  2. Sweetie was rescued from the Jefferson County Animal Control by a group of vigilant dog lovers. She has a hernia, may or may not be spayed, has horrible teeth and the worst case of heart worm with which I have ever dealt :(. Most dogs I would keep comfortable but you need to meet Sweetie and you will understand why we are very carefully pulling out all the stops to save her. She very much needs a fairy dogmother as her total cost of treatments will be over $1000.00, about twice my original estimate! Look at this face and say "no." I couldn't.
The weather here in Cape has been unusually nice for August, but it is how it should be :) - mid-80s w/intermittent rains and no floods :). The dogs' hot spots are improving, everyone is getting along w/a few not serious skirmishes per normal in a large "family."

Silverwalk Hounds has a new address for those important donations: P.O. Box 1287, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702. Thank you so much!

Please keep us in your prayers as well as those who put themselves in harm's way for our protection. Hopefully, I will write again in less than a month!

Roberta "Bobbie" at Silverwalk

Silverwalk is a small, private, licensed dog sanctuary in Cape Girardeau County, MO. It specializes in Beagles, other hounds, and senior, special needs dogs. There are always dogs needing adoption and sponsorship. Please see our website for more information about Silverwalk and our dogs needing homes