Update March 31
went to his forever home on Friday, March 31, 2006. Here is his picture on
his departure. Thanks to everyone who helped with his recovery.
Misty - Update April 18th
doing very well. She is mainly quiet and self-contained, but does cry for
attention sometimes. She loves comfort and human contact, second only to food.
The hair that has come in continues to grow and she has a thick, richly colored
coat. The areas that have not yet grown hair are stubborn--in some places, such
as her feet, hair growth has started, but other areas remain smooth and dark
gray. Still, the skin quality has improved overall--it is soft and pliable, and
even pink on her underbelly. She is feeling much better, and was even spotted
playing with a toy yesterday!
Sherman (Now Oz) - Update April 23rd
(now known as "Oz") Oz is settling in wonderfully. Beauty, our two yr old Cairn
mix LOVES him...they wrestle constantly. She is twice as big as him, but the
roll around like a couple of wrestlers constantly, wearing each other out. Even
though they nip at each other, it is very gentle, and they chase each other
constantly. She has totally adopted him as a little brother, and he trots after
like she is his mother.
Beauty chase each other all over the upstairs, where we still have carpet, it's
incredible how fast they move. Oz caught a moth for us yesterday, it was
quite entertaining to watch, he can really jump and he knocked it out of the
air, and they toyed with it and then finished it off. He is such a curious
little guy and quite the climber.
learned his new name, and he is very gentle with everyone and everything. He
loves stuffed animals and carrying them around in his mouth but he never rips
them open. He only chews the right things, like his bones, which is very nice.
He is very stubborn about his housebreaking though but we are getting there. He
needs a few more months for his bladder to finish maturing I guess.
He is a
very happy little guy and he now barks fiercely when someone comes to our door,
or he hears a suspicious noise, so he has "adopted" us as well! His bark is
rather hysterical. so fierce, yet so squeeky!
home sick for a couple of days this week with a nasty head cold and he slept on
my bed with my Cairn all day both days. They are almost inseparable, so I know
he is feeling very loved and happy.
daughter came home for Easter weekend and he slept in her room with her the
whole time too. She positively loves him and he her. She found it quite
amusing when he snatched one of her large stuffed animals, a wolf, and he
carried it around in his mouth until he tripped over it, as it is twice as big
as he is!
in all, this adoption is a fabulous success!
his Mom is doing well too.
it has stopped raining, I hope to get some nice pix of Oz playing in his new
backyard and will send them to you for your site.
Misty & Sherman (Now Oz) - Update June 19th
formerly known as Sherman, apparently has an interest in gardening, and stuffed
toys. Unfortunately, he sometimes confuses his hobbies, and buries the stuffed
toys. Later he "unplants" them and drags them back through the house.
doing really well. Still hairless on her underbelly and lower sides, but she
has finally put on some weight. Her coat is looking better all the time, and
she is actually starting, from certain angles, to look like a Cairn Terrier!
Valerie (Adopted Sherman/Oz):
has lots of hobbies, he still likes to nip toes too. He has the sweetest little
bark/howl...he tries to sound so fierce, yet his howl resembles the sound of
someone gargling more than anything else...it cracks me up every time!
grown, but only a little...he will be our little baby for ever I think, and that
is fine too...he may be a runt, but he has the prettiest face and he maintains
eye contact for a long time. He is very sensitive and thoughtful. I learned
today that he likes blue berries.
He is a very happy little guy
and has adjusted wonderfully. Oh, he likes to climb up on a stack of couch
pillows and nap...I refer to him as the Prince and the Pea.