Mar 26, 2008 - I got a call from Animal Control today, that a woman had turned in a 14 year old Cairn, because "I don't have time for him anymore." I went in to meet him, take a picture, and ID him as a Cairn. He's a Cairn all right-his tail wags his butt, he's a kisser, clipped way down, with those senile warts, and loads of energy. I get him tomorrow, and take him (and his new blankie) to the kennel, and after he's vetted, take him home for B&B, until his foster home is available. The Animal Control volunteers are so angry at that woman! I just hope she brought his vet information with her. On the way to get him released, I'm going to pick him up a jazzy collar and leash! Welcome Gentleman Jockey!
April 6, 2008 - This boy just loves it outside, maybe because he's spent a lot of time
there, and maybe because he gets lonesome in his kitchen apartment. He loves to
nap in the bed with his blanket, and at night, goes right into his crate (with the
blanket), and goes night-night. The bottom picture is him looking for a small piece
of cookie. He is a sweet old boy, and loves to be petted or rubbed, and he puts his
paws on your lap for some attention.
April 8, 2008 - Jockey seems to prefer to not poop in the dog run. Yesterday, my niece
stopped by, and took him for a walk, and he produced. We just got back from a 4
block trot and lope (He trotted and loped; I rode my scooter at a medium speed.)
He went right alongside the scooter, grinning all the way, happy as a clam, and peed,
and pooped (brought poop bags to collect). He's now taking a well-deserved nap.
What a great old guy he is!
May 8, 2008 - jockey here. tunit, i had mi dinr, wif pumkin an yogert, an i lef tu peesez ob
kible for mi fren toddy. wen fpsser mom opend mi partment gate aftr dinr, i stud
bak an wated for mi yung fren toddy, tu kum get th speshul peesez i savd for her.
am i not a jentleman?
jockey in walnt krek
May 16, 2008 - I need some prayers for my foster, Jockey. He spent the day at the vet,
getting a dental, and having 2 growths removed. I just went in to pick him up, and
speak to the vet. When Dr. Rothe came in, he said, "I wish I had better news for
you. I did the dental, and when I was removing one of the growths, by his butt, I
saw a tumor on an anal gland. I did an ultrasound, and the lymph nodes are swollen.
It's what will take him in a couple months. I'm so sorry-he doesn't deserve that.
Because of his outcome, I pretty much cut my charges in 1\2. I'm so sorry."
This old guy, dumped because he was too much trouble, and now this. Please say some
prayers, and send good thoughts, that he will have a longer than expected , painless
time, whatever he has left.
May 21, 2008 - Last night, about 9:00, Jockey gave a couple barks, and I put him on the
bed, and he rolled around, rubbed his back, licked my hand, and went to sleep. I
woke up this morning, opened my eyes, and who was sharing my pillow, facing me, was
the Jock. In the morning, he usually barks and barks-also at night. Now, I know
why he was barking-he was lonesome. Now, have to work on a ramp or stairs!:-) He
doesn't have a clue he's sick, and I'm not telling him!
May 25, 2008 - You just want to blow little raspberries on that belly. I did one on
Jockey's belly last night, and he just wiggled all over!:-)
June 3, 2008 - Jockey got this sweater from his Auntie Colleen, and looks super in
it--needs less face fur, though.
If you have a spare prayer, he hasn't been interested in food yesterday and today.
He may just be off his feed, or....
June 6, 2008 - I just don't understand, but last night, when it was time to go to bed, I got
some training treats (little bits of goodies), and led the 3 pups to the bedroom. All
of them barked, and ALL of them sat for them, including Jockey. When he got on
the bed, he rolled around, and rubbed his head, and kicked, like he did before. He
actually played with a toy for a bit, and licked my hand. This morning, when we got
up, he barked with the girls for breakfast, and I gave them biscuits (no raw meat,
or cheese, or...), and he sat for his. I'm wondering if he had something like a little
stroke, and is coming out of it. He doesn't seem confused any more. Scared the
h*** out of me!
June 8, 2008 - sins i kant jump up on th bed bi miself, antee susan sent me this wunnerful
ramp, an i kan git up bi miself, now. fosser mom wantd tu send a pikshur ob me on
th ramp, but i wuz undr th wethr, so itz late. thank yu, antee susan. i lobs it. if th
grils ar gud, tha kan use it, tu.
June 13, 2008 - Carol just called. Jockey has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, quickly and
quietly. The tumor had grown to 20x the initial size. Carol is very upset and needs
your prayers for Jockey and herself.
I told her to be open to all the love and prayers she would be getting from you
wonderful people. If you can, please light a candle for Jockey as he makes his way.
Lois in CA