today and some care instructions for fletcher
Carol · Jan. 11, 2013
i took a few hours off today...i wanted to be a normal person and far away from rescue. so i hit the grocery store this morning and headed in to my daughters home. i made a big pot of seafood bisque and a double batch of homemade bread to share with my kids. they both came out great. i got to be a real and normal mom again and in between the kitchen stuff, i rocked and played with my grandson. it was a really nice way to spend a few hours...big thx to the staff for holding the fort around here!!!
and so sorry!! the paycheques were signed..i just forgot to put them out in your boxes..my bad!
we need to do our best to keep him from getting injured in any way. so certainly he should never be near any of the biting dogs like bobo, odie, puff, or jesse. he also should never be near the rough housing playful dogs like mystic or june.
also watch him really closely around visitors because he does jump up...so many people just automatically knee jumping dogs in the chest and that could kill him.
he not only can bleed uncontrollably but he will bruise and bleed much more easily than a normal dog. keep all hard plastic or thick vinyl toys out of his area..make sure stuffies do not have plastic eyes or sharp bits. keep things like empty cans of food out of that room altogether, don't be putting anything that he could hurt himself with in the garbage in my room. always feed him seperately so no one goes after him over treats or food. and if any of the dogs are getting irritated with him..get them immediately out of my room. he can go for leash walks but don't let him pull on his collar as it may start a bleed in his neck. try not to let him get too rambuctious...and no playing tug with him with toys in his mouth.
i am going to ditch the futon...too many hard wooden corners that he might bump into...i need someone with a truck willing to pick up an upholstered armless fold down couch to replace the futon tho cuz the other dogs like lying on it. if someone is able..let me know. i can probably get one at the Brick in abbotsford..i just need someone to bring it home.
we all need to think of fletcher as very fragile and easily breakable and make sure we don't step on him, trip over him or accidently be rough with him in any way.
he is not to have hard treats or cookies or even stiff chewy things like jerky or dental bones. he is to have 3 cans of puppy food per day. i will feed him breakfast and supper if you guys can feed him lunch.
if he is ever even mildly injured...and i am not around.... take him immediately to the vet at either hillndale or eastridge and if they are closed, please take him to the langley emergency clinic and make sure they know he is a hemophiliac and i will get there asap to pay the bill. better safe than sorry as far as fletch goes.
i don't know if all of the volunteers read the blog so can everyone please make sure each and every day that whoever is on in the house knows and understands the very special needs of fletch.
if anyone thinks of any thing else we can do or change or adjust to keep him safe..please let me know.