Wiggles & Wigglet reunited briefly today!
Posted December 19, 2009 7:30 pm
Wiggles went to the vet today for a skin infection. She has been put on antibiotics and special medicated shampoo. Overall, she is doing fabulously in foster care, here's what her fosters have to say: "Wiggles is a very active bulldog. She has way more energy than our 1 year old bullie! She loves to explore our house and the backyard. We are so happy to have Wiggles and she will make somebody's home complete. She's very affectionate with us and with Brody. Wiggles loves to lick Brody's ears and believe me Brody doesn't mind that at all. We don't think she realizes that she's a big girl, 63lbs to be exact! She tries to fit in places that she cant fit into at all! Wiggles truly is an amazing girl or as we call her "mamma"!" While at the vet, mommie Erica came by with Wigglet to get her checked out as today she's 39 days old! Wigglet is doing great! We let her have a very brief visit with her momma.
Hamlet is ready for adoption!
Posted December 18, 2009 11:53 pm
Boomer adopted! Bruno II, Millie, Dozer IV Updates!
Posted December 17, 2009 6:42 pm
New information on Millie discovered yesterday: In 2005 Millie was surrendered to the pound on the west side of Florida by her owners. Shortly after her arrival at the pound, she was adopted out to an adult couple. Now we all know that these government run shelters hardly do any screening on the potential adopters. Very very risky for any dog, especially an English Bulldog. Well, the new adopters admitted to never ever taking Millie to a vet in the 4 years they had her! :( When asked what they did about her annual vaccines and rabies shot they replied: "Well we got all that done at the shelter before we adopted her!" We discovered they still have another dog in the home, needless to say, we will be calling their local authorities to inform them of this so they can check on that dog :(
Millie Update from fosters: We did the medicated shower on Sunday and yesterday and amazing enough the hair on her ears are growing back. Her eyes are less swollen but she still have discharge. Hopefully it will keep on getting better. The inflammation on her feet has gotten a little bit better but we noticed that she was licking her paws and biting them which made them very red and even caused herself to bleed a little bit so we had to take certain measures... "The doughnut". She wasn't very happy but we had too bc if not her feet are never going to get better. Ever since we gave her the first epsom salt soak the inflammation in her feet have gotten better. She is not limping as much, which is GREAT bc that means that she feels some sort of relief. We did the ear cleaning Sunday and yesterday but her Ears are REALLY bad. The liquid wouldn't even go down in the right ear so I'm hoping that with the new medication it starts to get better.
Santa and the Adopt-A-Bull's at our Holiday BBQ!
Posted December 16, 2009 2:26 pm
LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS - CHECK OUT OUR EBAY AUCTIONS!
Posted December 15, 2009 10:21 pm
Millie, Wigglet, Hamlet!
Posted December 14, 2009 7:01 pm
Millie spent her first 3 days in rescue at our vet getting tested and diagnosed. She is heartworm negative, extremely yeasy, and has double ear and eye infections. Overall she is in good health, he blood work came back good. She's on a series of medications daily combined with bi-weekly medicated baths, and a two week injection to help with her skin issues. When she was released from the vet on Sat. she went straight into foster care with Mommie Dianna. Here's an update from her foster mom: "I wanted to let you know how Millie was doing... last night when we got home she was exploring the whole house and found her new favorite spot.... the doggie bed. Suprisingly she is Potty Trained and she knows the command SIT!, which is suprising considering the circumstances that she was living in! She is extremely sweet! We were able to give her, her medication and clean her eyes with no problems. This morning when she woke up we took her out. She had breakfast and then the we began the process of giving her, her meds, bathing her, cleaning her ears and her eyes... she did GREAT! I'm sending you a bunch of pictures. Thanks for trusting us with her, we're excited to see her progress into a happy, healthy Princess Bully."
Wigglet is doing great! She's 34 days old today and weighs exactly 3.00 pounds! Her new favorite thing to do is go #2 and then walk right in it! Ha! She has so many teeth now and they are sharp! She loves testing her new choopers out!
Congrats on your homes Pebbles 2, Roxxie, Big T & Weezie! Welcome Fat Boy!
Posted December 13, 2009 8:34 pm
4 adoptions took place this weekend!!!!! Whooo Hoooo!
Wigglet continues to do well! She couldn't exactly participate in our Bulldog BBQ yesterday, but she still had some fun of her own.
Today, we welcomed our newest intake, Fat Boy Gordo!
Wigglet Update & Holiday Photos with Winston!
Posted December 11, 2009 11:31 pm
Wigglet is getting stronger day by day. Her personality is really starting to emerge. She has teeth now, so she's off the bottle eating mushed up puppy food mixed with baby food. We had to switch her puppy food because she kept vomiting and we were afraid she'd aspirate. As of yesterday, Wigglet weighed in at 2 lbs, 7 oz.
Auntie Cathy from MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue in NJ came down to visit us in S. FL. We met on the beach with Brutis & Winston IV and had dinner together :)
Posted December 9, 2009 10:10 pm
Welcome to rescue, Millie!
Posted December 8, 2009 8:19 pm
Today (12-8-09) we welcome Millie to rescue! Millie, formerly Maggie, was found on an internet ad by Foster Mommie, Beth. Millie’s owner was sent an email from Adopt-A-Bull Rescue and one from Beth. Mommie Erica thought that Millie was all set to be surrendered to rescue when just then…Beth got a phone call from Millie’s owner. Can you believe that she didn’t want to Millie to go to rescue??? She didn’t want Millie going in to a foster home. She obviously doesn’t know about Adopt-A-Bull Rescue foster mommies and daddies!! Anyway, her mom said that she cannot afford to take care of Millie anymore and that she has to do what’s best. She said that she needs her ears cleaned and that her nails need to be cut. Also, her eyes have a little of “that guck.” After telling Millie’s mom what a great home she would have, Beth was told that Millie was hers!!! This was very exciting. (But, of course, we'd have to pay a "re-homing" fee of $75)
Mommie Erica had an angel in her back pocket by the name of Maryanne who saved the day!! Maryanne went to Millie’s old house and rescued Millie, in every sense of the word!! This is what Maryanne told us about Millie:Maggie (now Millie) is 4 1/2 - 5 years old. She has had a litter in the past and none of the puppies survived. Owner could not provide any proof of vaccinations or vet care in the past. She is spayed and has a microchip. Maggie has not been on heartworm meds for 4 months. Maggie is so sweet and gentle. Her eyes are in bad shape looks as if she has lost some or all vision. Her ears smell and are very infected. Her front and back legs are yeasty. She has hair loss too. Her nails are long and paws in bad shape. She has a limp in her walk.
Can you believe that!!! So much for honesty! Maryanne gave Millie two flea baths, dried her off and then just let the poor baby sleep on some nice clean towels with a full belly of fabulous Taste of the Wild food. Maryanne said: “I'm so glad we were able to get her out of there. She is so sweet and in such bad shape. She deserves a second chance at a better life.” We all couldn’t agree more!! Then, to top the day off, another wonderful volunteer, Brian, drove Millie from Fort Myers to Ft. Lauderdale and into the care of Adopt-A-Bull Rescue. This girl has gone from nothing to look forward to, to having the whole world ahead of her, in about 8 hours. This little girl is going to need a lot of care to get her back to the princess she is, which brings us to her name; Millie. Millie means Strength and Determination. I think that this girl is a perfect representation of both. Keep checking in for updates. Millie’s story is far from over!!
Special Thanks to Auntie Maryann for getting Millie and helping us with her "bounty", and also to Brian for his transport help and generous donation towards what are going to be some very high vet bills.