Izzy and her foster brother Howie
Vet visit re-check | Duncan, BC | April 22, 2014
Izzy's Story: L'il Izzy B (a.k.a. Nosey Rosie, L'il Muffin) is currently in foster care with the Victoria Humane Society. She was surrendered back in February with what was believed to be severe allergies. She was not well. We fostered her at our house for one week. We were "inbetweeners" until the guardian angel who had experience and success treating skin issues like hers was back in town. It was one of the longest weeks we've had with a foster. Her condition seemed to change daily and there was always something new and seemingly uncomfortable for her. She could barely walk and her sores started to bleed. (see Feb 17 post) Other medicines had been tried, but nothing was working... Two months later and she's a different dog! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw her and I couldn't believe how soft she was when I held her and snuggled her. She has come such a long way. Gone is the mange and the scabs and open sores on her skin. Gone are the hamburger feet - pads that were so raw they resembled ground meat. Gone is the pain. However, during one of her vet visits it was discovered that she's blind in her left eye - she has no iris - so her left eye goes a wee bit wobbly sometimes, but that's ok... it just adds to her cuteness. That and the discovery of a HEART MARKING found on her left side! Her team is still working on getting her immune system stabilized, but it's now known that she doesn't have food allergies which is a very positive discovery. This little muffin will remain in foster care until everyone on her team is confident that she can be adopted. Until then, she will bask in the love that is her foster home, because it's one VERY special place.
(Just a note: I know Izzy's tail is down in most of the photos, but she only did that when I had the camera pointed at her... trust me, it was held high when the camera was off!)
Howie's Story: Howie, the little hairless Pom, is a palliative foster through another rescue. This little man continues to show a zest for life and wanders around with his curly tail held high. And even though he's a regular at the vet, he makes the most of his visits.... greeting all who come in. These two make up quite the dynamically, adorable duo.
Thanks to the staff at Central Cowichan Vet Hospital as well as foster mom Lynn for their amazing care of these guys... and to Izzy and Howie, thank you for letting me photograph you - until next time my friends.