|Background about this brave little diabetic dog!
Letter from Sandra to Judy
this dog (they think) is diabetic. at a rescue I work with in
OH. can you pass this on to your group and see if anyone might be
interested???? says no out-of-state adoptions, but perhaps you have
someone in OH, or they MAY be willing to make an exception for a special
needs placement if one of your diabetic homes is a good fit. never
hurts to ask. I recently picked up an eskie from them...great group!
I posted the following information to the Rainbow Diabetes Email
Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Hi, my name is ĎKadeeí and I am a very sweet little girl, although
still very sad right now because although I have a foster home, I still
havenít found a permanent home yet. Nothing is known of my history Ö I
was left in the night drop at the animal shelter without any information
given Ö so not only am I adjusting to a new place right now, Iím also trying
to get used to a new name, a new routine, new food, new people, and new
Ďfriendsí (those would be the other dogs and cats in my foster home). Although
a little standoffish at first, Iíve warmed up to my foster mom in the last
couple of days and am even asking to sleep in bed with her now too! For
the most part, you donít even know Iím around Ö Iím housebroken and donít
need to be crated. Iím excellent in the car and like to go for walks. I
havenít met a dog or cat I didnít like and Iím looking forward to meeting
some kids sometime soon, too. Iím the perfect lap dog or apartment or traveling
size and will do my best to fit into whatever niche you have for me if
you will just give me a chance. (Brussells Griffon/Lhasa Apso mix, spayed
female, ~5 years old, ~18lbs)
ADDENDUM: After spending a week or so with Forgotten4-paws, it became
obvious to my foster mom that I drank way too much, consequently causing
me to need to potty too often, and that I tired easily. We went to the
vet about a week ago (beginning of May) and discovered that not only did
I have a raging bacterial infection in my urinary tract (which I am now
taking antibiotics to help me fight it), but my blood glucose was also
too high, making me a diabetic of some sort. Further tests are pending,
but for right now, I am eating a special diet for diabetic dogs (Prescription
Diet w/d canned) and getting an insulin injection once a day! I know this
sounds like a lot to understand and Iím very worried that no one will want
to adopt me now, but I am hopeful that someone will look past my health
imperfections and look deeper into my wonderful soul and see that I really
am a wonderful dog and will still make an incredible life long companion
Ö please still consider adopting me, please!
From: HILARY SEIBERT, E LYNN BERRY
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 11:45 PM
Do you know if Kadee is still up for adoption? My husband and
I feel she would be a good match for us. Winston is a 9 year old
mini schnauzer and is 17#, very gentle and in need of a companion.
He is diabetic, we check his BGs and give him insulin 2 x day and he is
blind. He has a bladder stone and will be having surgery tomorrow.
We lost our other dog, age 13, Winston's life-long companion, on May 22nd.
She was also special needs as she was blind and hypoglycemic. We
live in Tooele, Utah and would send a plane ticket for her. I'm not
sure who to address a letter to, at Forgottten4paws, to be sure it isn't
just dismissed since we are out of state.