"For Pacelle and all the puppies!"
January 31, 2011
Puppy kisses for sale in exchange for one loving home (or best offer, says Pacelle)! This little boy is healthy and will be ready to find his forever family in a few weeks. Between now and then, he is going to perfect his snuggling skills and begging eyes, and take his puppy breath to the next level by adding kibble to his diet.
Mr. P.’s namesake is Wayne Pacelle, the president and CEO of the US Humane Society. It’s a pretty big name to live up to since he is only a 5 pound little puppy, but this special boy will make it happen! He was able to withstand spending his first month in deplorable puppy mill conditions, and come out loving and healthy on the other side. One look in his eyes, and it’s obvious this kid is strong.
Not ready to adopt, but want to help out these special pups? Consider a donation in Pacelle’s name, or in honor of someone you know that shares his strength of will and determination.
Last night Pacelle’s condition deteriorated rapidly and his foster mom took him to the University of Minnesota where they determined he needed inpatient care. He was hooked up to IV fluids and medication and was placed in isolation like his siblings before him. This morning Pacelle’s condition has stabilized, but he remains in intensive care. In a matter of a few hours, this nasty disease changed a playful, barking puppy, into one that needed emergency care to survive. Please help him beat it. Contribute at http://ragom.org/shop/featured/donate-93.html .
Pacelle and his siblings are so sick. He and three others remain in ICU. Their lives have been about illness, and stress, and loss. Their condition is weak and frail and they are struggling to survive, but that is not WHO they are.
They are Golden Retrievers with smiling faces, floppy ears and wagging tails. They love people and dogs, balls and toys. They are snugglers and explorers. They are good natured, unbridled joy. Joy when they lay their heavy heads on your lap. Joy with their nose out the window in the car, ears blowing and nostrils twitching. Joy when they splash in the lake or snooze in the sun. Joy when you throw the ball for them just one more time…
When you donate it’s not about the sick little boy Pacelle is today, it is about the JOY of who he will become. Please help this special little guy BECOME. To donate visit http://ragom.org/shop/featured/donate-93.html .
Like his sibs, Rona and Lwood, Pacelle is suffering from a fever, and his lung sounds indicate possible pneumonia. Even in ICU his current condition is precarious. The medical staff at the U is doing everything possible to help him continue the fight. Please lift Pacelle up with your good thoughts and consider a donation to offset the cost of his care at http://ragom.org/shop/featured/donate-93.html
It’s me! Pacelle (Pac Man to my friends – that means you Susannah)! I’m still hanging out with my friends at the U, but I heard a rumor that I might be bustin’ out soon! I’m now the big boy of the litter, ‘cause I passed up my bro Lwood when he got really sick.
Miss Susannah, I know you and your search and rescue dog, Puzzle, are good at finding people who are lost. How are you with puppies? I would really like to find my way back to my foster mom. I miss her. Even if you can’t help me with that, I’m sending puppy kisses your way for helping pay for all my doctors. I guess I’m so extraordinary that regular doctors just won’t do the trick, I have to have specialists!
|Pacelle was born on Christmas Day, one of 8 Golden Retriever pups born to a commercial breeder in North Dakota. He should have had a long, happy life. Instead his life was short, and with the exception of 17 days, anything but happy. I choose to focus on the 17 happy, love filled days when I think about Pacelle...who was known to the staff at the U/MN Vet Hospital and to me as Pac Man. I know Pac Man knew he was very loved and wanted. He knew a full belly, toys to play with and warm clean bedding to sleep in. He played hard with his brothers and sisters and slept in the big puppy pile. He loved to snuggle and spent lots of time getting hugs and snuggles.
His life serves as a reminder to everyone to please know where you purchase your animal friend from, make sure vaccines are kept current and live each day to the fullest. Parvo is a horrible disease, no animal should ever have to go through this.
Pac Man, you will be very missed by all your siblings and me and by the entire RAGOM family as well as the staff of the U and VCA.....they all fought very hard to give you a chance at a long life. I know you are now with your brother Ali, running, wrestling and playing just as young pups should do. I also know you will watch over Hank, Kitra, Rona, Lwood, Quigley and Ardis as they continue to fight this nasty disease. Run fast my boy, my crew will take care of you and keep you safe. You will never be forgotten and will always have a place and a piece of my heart.
Love, foster mom, Jimmie, Rocco, Tanner and your siblings