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At A Glance
May 6, 2010
Vince is one of the new guys who has just joined RAGOM'S family :0).
Vince is a golden/lab mix, 3 yrs old and full of energy. He came all the way from Texas from a high kill shelter picked up as a stray, made a pit stop in Iowa to visit the vet to get snipped (ouch), then found himself living in the heart of the city in Minnesota.
One thing that is very odd about this gentle soul is that he thinks that he can sleep, sit and stand whenever he pleases on my coffee table. Yep remember that question in your home visit? What would you do if you came home and found your dog on the table? Well Vince is showing me that there is a good reason for that question. I came home from work the other day, fell asleep on the couch and woke up to Vince sleeping next to me on the coffee table. Came out of the bathroom after taking a bath and there he was sleeping on my coffee table. When he gets really excited he jumps right on up to his favorite piece of furniture and prances around...on the coffee table. No matter how many times I tell him to get down, he gets right back up there again. And yes I have pics to prove it :0).
The unfortunate thing about this sweet boy is that Vince has heartworm and actually just had his round of treatments yesterday and today. I picked him after work today and since then he has done nothing but lay on the couch with me. He has no energy, just wants to cuddle and have his ears rubbed. The treatment has really taken a toll on this sweet boy as Vince is usually very active, running around the house with my slippers in his mouth and mouthing my hands or feet...which ever one he can get to first.
When Vince first came into RAGOMs care he was very skinny. You could just gently rub your fingers down his back and feel his spine, ribs and hip bones. Since he was so hungry he has had some food aggression, but now that he is learning that he will always have a full tummy here he is improving greatly in that area.
It is also very obvious that Vince has been abused. He is very skittish when you bring your hand down to him...usually cowers down thinking he is going to get hit. He also is already starting to show improvements in that area as well, as he is becoming more trusting of us here.
For what Vince has been through he really is a very sweet boy, and just wants to be loved and cared for. Please keep Vince in your thoughts and prayers as he has got a long recovery ahead of him....and all of this could have been prevented by a monthly heartworm prevention pill.
Vince recovering at home from his HW treatment.
Keeping guard on the coffee table!
Come on...doesn’t everybody nap on the table?
Please do not disturb!!!