Maggie has arrived at her foster home safe and sound. We picked her up from the picnic on Saturday. She was a little restless while at the picnic but has been fine since arriving at her new home. She is 8 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and almost up to date, heartworm negative and 74 lbs. It looks like she might need a dental cleaning. She has a red coat with graying around her face and down her back. She was surrendered to the humane society because of a divorce. It is reported that she has allergies, but so far I haven't noticed any. She walks great on leash, is housetrained, and knows basic commands. She met my resident dogs with no problems. She has lived with a 2 and 6 year old plus another dog and cat. Stay tuned for more once she has been to the vet and had a bath.
Maggie had a trip to the vet today. She is now UTD and 68 lbs. She made sure she greeted everyone as they walked by and no one could resist passing her by without giving her some attention. She does have a slight cold that the vet felt she probably picked up at the Humane Society. For now we are just going to give her some Benadryl to help with the sneezing and runny nose. If it doesn't clear up they will put her on some antibiotics. The vet did agree she is in need of a dental cleaning, it was also noted that she has a growth on her gums that should be biopsied at the same time as the cleaning. Two different vets took a look at it and both feel it is probably benign but we should just make sure. I'm hoping to get her in next week to take care of this. Maggie loves to carry around doggie toys and show them off, she has not tried to pick up any inappropriate items though. She sleeps on the floor in my kids bedrooms at night w/out a peep. Although she did crawl into my oldest bed the other night and I think she was hoping to sleep there. I have pretty much given her free roam while we are gone since she is so well behaved, but I have caught her on the furniture when we arrive back home. She has met a few of the neighbors dogs w/ no problems. When she does go outside she likes you to come w/ her. She prefers to keep close to her humans. Maggie has been such an easy foster, I think she would adapt well to almost any home. More later.
Maggie has been adopted by the A. family of Iowa.
|We helped our Golden Girl to Rainbow Bridge this morning. She was almost 14 years old and had been failing in health for some time. She can now join our other two Golden Boys and live a young life again.
We adopted our sweet girl in 2004 and changed her name slightly to Maddie! She was a wonderful - tolerant dog and we were happy to have adopted her at age 8.
Thank you to Konnie for transporting her to us that day and to her foster for allowing us to adopt her.