Thursday, 29 July 2010
Still life goes on, and after speaking to Derek it has been decided that a raffle that was arranged for Sunday to raise funds for his operation should go ahead in his memory. Tickets are £2 each and limited to 100, and it is winner takes all. The full hamper of goodies is displayed above, tickets available at Derek's on Sunday at Seaton Sluice.
Another wonderful gesture came from our friend Lisa Clark who brought us the wonderful Gunnar and Nina. As a singer/songwriter, she was so moved by Spirit's story that she wrote a song about him called "True Spirit." It will be available to watch (she has made a video with his photographs) on here soon, but in the meantime you can watch it on our Facebook page here:
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
It was on the vets advice that I had to say goodbye to a dog I felt I had known all his life. I've been crying most of the afternoon, but this really isn't a sad ending. I'm proud SHAK was around to give this boy this chance, I'm proud he went from nothing to a home despite being so ill, and I'm so proud to of had the chance to call him mine. From the fate that faced him ten days ago, then that is a happy ending.
Monday, 26 July 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
I did what I thought was best, and too him to a vets (thank you St Clairs) so he could at least be saved rotting by the side of the road or being torn to bits by foxes. God bless little bless cat.
Friday, 23 July 2010
He was a perfect gent, no accidents, and curled up and slept with me in the sitting room. This morning he met my two, Oskar and Sky, and all three ventured down to the garden. It was great to see him playing, and despite his condition he was still trying to keep up with Sky the Greyhound.
I'll be honest and say I was sad taking him back, but at least he had some time away to live a normal life. It's a big day on Tuesday now, then we just have to take things and sort him from there. Proud of you though Spirit.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
One good point is that at least it isn't CDRM for which there is no cure, however if Jonathon's fears are confirmed then Spirit will need at least one if not both hips replaced.
This is where we need your help. The operation will cost thousands per hip (although Moorview have offered us a fantastic discount more to follow when we get a quote)Please help us ease this beautiful big boys suffering by donating towards the cost of his medical bills and operation.
Please send a cheque (payable to SHAK) to:
3a Stead Lane
Or donate via PayPal:
At this very moment in time, Spirit is curled up by my feet fast asleep. Tomorrow he has to go back to kennels, we as a species owe it to him to ease his pain. We really need your help.....
At long last the "Poundies Never Say Die" T Shirts are available here:
A great T Shirt for every 80's kid that remembers the Goonies.....
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Run free gorgeous girl, Shak, Poppy, Badger and Roxy are all waiting for you at the bridge. Your leaving some broken hearts down here.
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Having been alerted to this beautiful boy on Friday, and learning how desperate his situation was, I'm pleased to say that Spirit (new start, new name) became a SHAK dog today. Thanks to Jennie at K9 Search and Sid and Sheila for bringing him all the way up here, together we have saved his life.
Spirit is in a horrendous state. He is skin and bone, and has no muscle tone on his back end what so ever. His right side is noticeably worse than his left, and he tends to hold that leg up at every opportunity rather than stand on it. I have seen a dog like this once before, our wonderful friend Roman, and I can't stop thinking that he too may have CDRM(There is a link to a definition of the disease at the end of this post.)However, I am not a vet its just a feeling I have, and we will have to wait till Spirit pays a visit to one next week.
He is very alert in himself, and still likes to have a run as you can see, which is where it comes down to us to be a "rescue" in the true meaning of the word. The next step is a vet visit, and then try and find him a suitable place to see out his days however long or short that may be.
I know already that he is going to break my heart.....
Saturday, 17 July 2010
It's always nice to hear how some of our old friends are doing, especially when they are doing as well as Krysta. Remember she was only given a couple of months to live last year due to masses in her lungs. Look at her enjoying the sunshine. She is an inspiration to all of us that even if things don't look good, if you give the dog a chance they can enjoy the time they have. So proud of you "Little Luggsy."
Good Luck Kumi, it was a pleasure to look after you, enjoy your new home life.
Friday, 16 July 2010
If you feel you can offer him this please leave a message on 07931 702345 stating clearly that you are interested in Isaac or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Normal SHAK foster terms apply, and please note that potential fosterers will need to make several visits after a home check to get to know Isaac. He is in the Alnwick area.)