Monday, March 30, 2009


It was spring. Me and my foster sibs were on the deck, sunning ourselves. I ran around in the back yard. It was good.

The next day, all heck broke loose. Snow and freezing cold. Look, here's me in the same spot in the yard. Snow!

I told the foster moms that this was all wrong, but they didn't make it go away. If I close my eyes and wish, maybe I can make spring come back!

Health update

Cameron went to Gurnee, Illinois for his neuter and the second round of heartworm treatment. It was really hard on him. He lost much of the weight he had gained. He's sleeping a lot. IBR has lots of experience with heartworm+ dogs, so we're confident he'll pull through. Now he just needs a lot of rest and recuperation. Some good food and quiet.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Heartworms! Oh, no.

Cam's got his forever home. Now that he had gained some weight, all he needed was to be neutered. Unfortunately, his pre-procedure bloodwork showed that he was heartworm positive. He had a false negative when he was tested upon entry to foster care! The vet suspects that the disease was just beginning when he was in the shelter and thus didn't show up on the first blood test. So, no neuter for him. He also had a blood-borne parasite and a bladder infection, poor guy. He's had his first bout of heartworm treatment and antibiotics are fixing the other health problems.
Cammy is going to have to do a lot of resting while those nasty, dead heartworms dissolve into his blood. But he's a survivor, is Cam. And his forever family in Maryland is waiting for him to join them. Cam's vet billing will probably total over $1,000 when all is said and done. If you'd like to help, use the IBR link to the right. Every little bit helps. And keep Cam in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy, healthy recovery.

Forever Home!

Cameron's has a forever home! As soon as Cam is neutered, he'll caravan to his new home in Maryland! He is being adopted by a family who have Pax, a/k/a Lord Paxton, a former IBR foster. Here is Cam's new home state:
Yum, yum. Crab. Seafood. Yum. Foster moms will want to visit!