Well hellooooooo all
Morgan changed my name from Crestiegirl to Yellowgirl (my usual internet name) for me, so don't be confused!
If you've forgotten me already, here's my original post where I introduced myself and my 3 Chinese Cresteds in April ... http://www.dogforum.com.au/introduce...-adelaide.html
I'd like you to meet the latest member of the crew, my (possibly permanant, maybe unrehomeable) foster girl, Banshee ...
I'll try to make a long story short ... a lady came into my shop at the end of April because she knew I had Chinese Cresteds and told me she wanted to get rid of her CC and was going to advertise her in the paper (undesexed) or take her to animal welfare. I said if her dog got on okay with my dogs, I would take hers and foster, desex and rehome her. The lady showed up at the park, brought the dog in, and left!
Banshee (I renamed her because she screams when she's scared) was in season, so that was real helpful . She's also had some kind of trauma or teasing and was very fearful of people. She's an angel with me so I had no idea of the extent of her fears until she met other people. She's much better now, but at first she would scream, thrash her head & body around, try to bite and pee herself when other people tried to touch her
We've spent the last few months back and forward at the vet and so far we've had ... wait for it ...the intial checkups (along with the screaming and thrashing and peeing); hormone injection; vaccinations; desexing; microchip; phantom pregnancy; weak patellas; full blood panel; chronic pancreatitis; suspected crutiate injury; pain killers for hunching; neck, spine and leg x-rays; and NOW she's on her second course of antibiotics for stump pyometra!!
I kid you not! She's also seen a behaviourist to help with her screaming and fear biting.
In the meantime my dear old girl Pepper (in the red shirt below) had an infected anal gland and shortly thereafter was diagnosed with kidney disease. She was functioning on about a 1/4 of her kidneys poor darling. This was about two days after Banshee was diagnosed with pancreatitis. As you can imagine, my head's been kind of swimming the past few months
Here's Banshee with the Crew...
She is actually an adorable, very loving girl. She's come such a long way, and if she's introduced to people calmly, she is happy to have pats and cuddles and has so far made lots of new friends. Once she's comfortable she's a regular, silly, and very loving little dog
So there you have it my friends, I haven't been ignoring you, I've been quietly going a little bit crazy for a little while there