Monday, November 2, 2015

2 Week Update + A Name for Lucky!

Hey, guys!



Little Wonder Pup has been here two weeks as of Saturday. She's improved by leaps and bounds! We have a recheck at the vet on Wednesday, and hopefully she'll be well enough/have gained enough weight to start the treatment for her mange.


She has a name: Siren! Well...she has two names. Lucky's kind of sticking to her, so she's usually called Lucky Siren. I hope Lucky drops off soon, and she can just be Siren.... we'll see!




She's gained some weight, which is great. She's finally able to eat a normal amount of food each meal, rather than as much as 10lb Nola gets. She's up to around 1 cup per meal, and that's usually 4-5x a day. I want to say an enormous thank you to Blueberry and her Human  for sending Siren/Lucky food from her Amazon Wish List. She'd finished what I'd bought for her the day your bag arrived (big dogs eat a lot. Like, a lot.). Thank you so much!


She's finished with her antibiotics, and we've kicked the conjunctivitis and worms. Her scabs are mostly healing, and the enormous sore on her hip is nearly gone. The laceration on her ear is almost totally healed, too. She's your typical clumsy puppy, and has a section of scabbing on her face she keeps splitting open. :/ Other than that though, she's doing well! Her knuckling over is gone, as is any of the twitching from the vestibular disease. So happy!




Her personality is starting to come through. She loves people, loves affection. She's quite cuddly, and very sweet. She's a bit tentative with... well, life, but we'll get better. She's only had one accident in her crate since she got over her vestibular issues, and none when she's out of it. She doesn't chew (yet, at least), and is very respectful of the other dogs.
She loves food, of course. Isn't sure what to do with toys, and that makes me sad. However, she's discovered the joys of a Kong!


Nola is tolerating her better than I thought she would. She's a bit snarky when Siren invades her space, or mine. That's working itself out, though. Otherwise, they're out and about in the house together (supervised, of course!) without issue.



Sometimes it's this...

And when Siren is too pushy into Nola's space, it's like this. 








I've taken comparison photos from her Day 1 and Day 14 here. Most changes you have to have had your hands and eyes on her to see, but I hope y'all see improvements, too!








- Dachshund Mommy



23 comments:

  1. Aw yay! Yes they will work it out. Maddie was like ehhh when BabyBelle arrived. And she caved like two days later lol. BabyBelle kept giving her kisses tho.

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  2. So glad Lucky/Siren is getting better. You can see a bit more life in her eyes now. :)

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  3. I like her name! She does look better than she did - yay on progress! Her eyes have always been sweet but now I see joy and happiness in them as well. Glad that bag arrived when it did! I was praying that it would get there when you needed it - so cool!

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  4. I can definitely see the change. Please continue to post these "before" and "after" photos. Maybe you can add "Day 28"??

    PawHugs!

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  5. I can't tell you how happy I am that Siren is doing so well!! You are giving her such love and care and she is beautiful and looks so sweet!! Siren and Nola look like they are going to be friends :)

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  6. Siren is looking so much better. So thrilled to here she is doing well! We can learn a lot about overcoming issues from dogs. Our Zaphod was found as a stray, underweight (not to the extent of Siren, but only 40 lbs when he should be 70) and an abuse survivor. You couldn't ask for a more loving dog. I hope the same is true for Siren.

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  7. Siren is a gorgeous name and looks so much better. Well done you!

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  8. You really can see the weight she has put on now, it's amazing to see the before and after photos. It will be lovely when the mange has gone. Only a dog could still love humans after they have been treated so badly. Love her name.
    Lynne x

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  9. OMD, I have been MIA, so I will have to go back and ready the post about Lucky Siren....but goodness, I am so glad that you are there to help her! She is looking much better!!!

    ~Higgins

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  10. I know it's really subtle but I can already see a change in Siren! Her eyes just look so much brighter!

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  11. She is looking better, we can't wait to see her in a few more weeks.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  12. I knew it would be good news from here on out! Siren has a long road yet, but small steps are going to be the way to get here there...excited to watch her continue to improve over time.

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  13. She's looking so much better! I think Siren is perfect for her!

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  14. What a wonderful name!!! Siren is looking great really seems to be settle in!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  15. You've done a remarkable job with her. May she continue to thrive and be loved.

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  16. So very happy to hear that Siren is improving!! Sending good thoughts that your vet checkup will go well on Wednesday and that you can start treating mange!!

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  17. So glad she is doing better! I suspect that very soon you will begin to see dramatic improvement. She looks very happy now!

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  18. I had to go back and read how Siren came to live at your home. I am truly speechless. What a beautiful thing that you are doing for this poor baby. Thank you so much, I know it is difficult. I know that with your love and care, she will blossom. She already looks much better.

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  19. Wowowowowow!!!!!! I am amazed!!! Well done you! And I know I have said this on every one of these Lucky posts, but I am so thankful this sweet dog found you!!! I love the name Siren btw!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  20. I had to backtrack to find out how you got Lucky Siren. What a story. Blessings on you for not turning your back on this pitiful pearl. There's no measure for what your kindness has accomplished in the last 14 days. We're anxious to follow her progress.

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  21. looking good sweetheart
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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