he is a senior husky?shep?chow? cross..ie a biggish black and tan furry special..elderly owners went into care and will not be returning home. he is a little bit rough around the edges..needs a bath, a bit of grooming, most likely a good vet check with bloodwork, a dental and some arthritic meds but seems to be a really nice dog. his name is Curtis and he has joined the computer room group. I won't have time to trial him out in the barn this weekend but hopefully I can next week and get him fully blended into life here.
in the mean time..out on leash to the front yard only and make sure odie is not in the kitchen (odie can go over to the big dog yard) when taking Curtis in and out.
I am changing my mind about gilbert..today I had a really good look at him, and his actual physical size is misleading because of his big ruman, but he does not need to lose any weight. I had the vets out to confirm, just in case I was wrong....the vet said we are to continue to feed him as we normally do and it is ok for him to continue to have treats too as he is an elderly goat and we are looking more at quality vs quanity of life at this point. having said that, lets not go nutz and make him fat cuz that will be too much for his poor messed up feet. we will continue with his reg. pain medications and if we can keep him feeling well and a little more active, he should be good for a bit. hope floats yet again and gilbert is glad he doesn't need to go on a diet!
Johanna came and took her sweet little chi's back home, I bet they were glad to see her!
Maggie and shelagh came and deep cleaned the big dog room and it looks GREAT!
it was a pretty busy day today so everyone is settling in for an afternoon nap and I am thinking of joining them cuz this last day off is almost over...napping with dogs on a day off is good!