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Old 02-09-2009, 02:56 PM
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:18 PM
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Lucy, A Special Dog Needs a Special Forever Home

Lucy is a 7 YO female Australian Cattle Dog. She has diabetes and is losing her sight due to diabetes induced cataracts. She is adjusting well, however and may be a good candidate for surgery to restore her sight. She presently navigates our yard & house very well.

Lucy was put on Craigslist when she was diagnosed and given 30 days or she would be PTS. A group of us decided to give her another chance. Lucy survived the Paradise fire in 2003, has scars from a dog attack and she will survive this.

Lucy is a very loving lap dog. She LOVES to snuggle with her human. She is happy in her crate, is housetrained, does well with children & other dogs, and completely ignores our two cats. She is also very docile while taking her blood glucose tests & her insulin injections. She walks well on a leash but must be given consideration due to her failing sight.

Lucy will be spayed before adoption.




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Old 02-11-2009, 05:09 PM
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Default Lucy Update

Went by the vet today, weighed Lucy & dropped off her BG numbers. She's 31# still.

Just talked to the vet & we are upping her Vetsulin to 10 IU x twice daily.

Here are her numbers for the last 10 days on 9 IU x twice daily.

2/11/09 0741 280

2/10/09 1938 302
2/10/09 0759 290 Keta Diastix@ 1600 500-1000/Ketones Negative

2/09/09 1941 334
2/09/09 0725 295

2/08/09 1926 304
20/8/09 0729 318 Ketadiastix @ 1230 500-1000/Ketones Negative

2/07/09 1930 238
2/07/09 0730 244 Ketadiastix @ 1230 500-1000/Ketones Negative

2/06/09 1938 290
2/06/09 0733 294

2/05/09 1934 254
2/05/09 0734 352 Ketadiastix @ 1230 500-1000/Ketones Negative

2/04/09 1921 382
2/04/09 0735 248 Ketadiastix @ 1230 500-1000/Ketones Negative

2/03/09 1943 169
2/03/09 0718 210

2/02/09 1931 183
2/02/09 0731 256

2/01/09 1925 193
2/01/09 0728 288



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Rick,

There's good news in the fact that Lucy held her own with the weight. Though she didn't gain, she didn't lose either. I think with going to the 10 units twice daily, you'll be even closer to getting Lucy "there'!

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Started the 10 IU x twice daily last night. Her BG this AM was 189 & she was rarin' to go this AM.



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Default Re: Lucie has a foster home!! Yes!! Thank you Rick!!

Hi Rick, it's about time I said "Hello" to you!! For some unknown reason just never got around to doing that. Sorry!
Been following your thread from day one and wanted to tell you that your doing an awesome job with your foster baby! You took on the task of caring for this "sugarbaby" voluntarily! My hat off to you Lucy is a lucky (and as I understand happy) girl, because of you!!
Keep up the good work!
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Hi Rick, it's about time I said "Hello" to you!! For some unknown reason just never got around to doing that. Sorry!
Been following your thread from day one and wanted to tell you that your doing an awesome job with your foster baby! You took on the task of caring for this "sugarbaby" voluntarily! My hat off to you Lucy is a lucky (and as I understand happy) girl, because of you!!
Keep up the good work!
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Thanks! As you surely know Lucy has been a total team effort. I have a lot of new (and a few older) friends helping out.

She's a good girl. She is destined to be somebody's heart dog for sure.


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Old 02-15-2009, 10:44 PM
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Default Lucy Spay Update

Long story, but we are having Lucy spayed elsewhere. I'm just not happy with our regular vet.

This place was recommended to me.

http://www.mypetsdr.com/

Well, we went by an adoption event at Petsmart that Pet Care Center was having that day. Met some folks. Met some dogs. Met some of the Pet Care Center staff.

Then we went up to the Pet Care Center. VERY nice staff. Everybody we came in contact with seemed genuinely concerned for the animals.

Dr Wheaton himself spent about an hour with us discussing Lucy's history & treatment for her. He seems quite knowledgable about diabetes and understood the urgency of getting her spayed before her next heat. Our appointment is for the 24th but I'm going to call Monday & let them know I'll fill a cancellation if they get one before then. My schedule is loose at the moment...

Ummm... I may have found my next foster After we were finished with Lucy's exam they let me meet one of their rescued Cattle Dogs. A lovely little light blue speckled female with a beautiful grin and a docked tail that positively vibrated it was moving so fast. She was SUCH a sweetheart! She's not getting enough exercise though & really needs a forever home.



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Old 02-16-2009, 08:53 AM
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Hey Rick,

I've been swamped at home this weekend so haven't had a chance to respond yet to the emails about your appointment with Dr. Wheaton. I am SO excited that this turned out to be a good veterinarian for Lucy and that he's scheduled the spay plus has adoption events so Lucy can get some exposure... it's all just the most wonderful news for Lucy!!

I've got a handful of donations here and some still arriving so we should be in good shape for financing it.

Give Lucy a scritch from me... I'm jealous that the rest of the rescue team might get to meet her!

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