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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Momma dog gives birth

We thought we had another month, but little Parson Russell Terrier mom gave birth today to three healthy and one very preemie stillborn. Mom is very proud. Chug would love puppies but mom attacks him on sight. However, Gaia, Rue and Eponine were welcome to observe. Gaia considered stealing a puppy, and after a short growl exchange, Gaia moved away.

UPDATE: at 6:45, nearly 12 hours after labor began, the momma dog popped out 3 more puppies.  Sadly the first of the three was stillborn, but the other two are healthy and strong.  

Mom and babies have been moved to a tent of their own, with view obstructed so Mom won't get stressed out by the other animals.  This also lets Chug roam free of the crate he had to stay in all day because mom attacks him on sight, but now that he has his freedom, he's still too afraid to come out of the crate.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Weigh In

Little Scotty saw the vet earlier this week because his tummy was upset and he lost a bunch of weight, but within a few days he gained more than a half a pound and is doing great! Here is the summary of the approximate weights today:

- Buzz is 4 lbs
- Leia is 3 lbsish
- Zoe is 2 lbs
- Aeryn is 2.9 lbs
- Scotty is 2 lbs
- Wookie is 3.4 lbs
- Inara is 2.6 lbs

Buzz always was a piggie at the Milky Way bar!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mercy's Eye Surgery

Here is an update on sweet Mercy the kitten's eye surgery. 
So Mercy just had her eye surgery (yesterday, Wednesday June 5). It's called Keratectomy of the eye (removing conjunctiva adhesed to her eye).  She is on three eye drops four times a day for 7-10 days then she has her first check up. We will know in 15-30 days if the surgery was effective giving her full vision back in her eye or if the conjunctiva will try to adhere itself back over the eye. She's on tough cookie so I have positive hopes for her!

Big thank you to all who donated towards her surgery, and to her foster mom who had her since she was 3 weeks old and is still giving her excellent care, love, and attention.
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