Archive for the ‘catahoula’ Category

Momma Blue & Crayola Puppies Update & Happy Tails!

October 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Crayola Babies!!!

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Remember these cuties?

Pearl, Althea, Chestnut & Shadow were all featured in the puppy bowl in 2013!!

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It was a lot of fun for all of us!!!

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It all started with Blue! She found herself pregnant and in danger of being euthanized in AL. But amazing rescuers came together and got her to a vets office in AL just hours before she gave birth!

Blue and her litter quarantined under an operating table at a vets office in AL.

The vet’s office and AL rescuers were amazing!!!

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All ten puppies were healthy and mom and babies traveled to CT to live with our BBR crew there!

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Pepper, now known as Ammo was adopted by a BBR foster mom in CT. He’s living with Murphy. Remember Murphy? He had the broken leg from the horse that trampled him? They are best buds and love living on a farm in CT!

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Sonic Silver, now Pongo, lives in a wooded area of CT.

He loves his family as much as they love him!

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Winter Sky is now Dasea. She is also living in CT and has a great family of her own!

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Fuzzy Wuzzy is now Ricco. He’s still pretty fuzzy:) He’s also being spoiled by his CT family!

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Indigo, now Leonides was adopted by our rock star CT vet and family. He’s totally being spoiled 🙂

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Milky Way, now Harley, also lives in CT with family and his step siblings.

He finally grew into those fuzzy ears!

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Sienna, now Althea got the most game time at the puppy bowl. If you watch carefully you will notice that the announcer called her by another dogs name…she was totally all over that field!

She was also adopted by one of our great CT vets and has an awesome family to call her own complete with kids and a step sister.

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Shadow was a reserved player on the field and his adoptive family wouldn’t have it any other way. Shadow’s new step sister is Zinnia the mother of Zinnia’s garden! What a super happy ending for both of them!

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Chestnut is now known as Cooper. Cooper was adopted by one of the camera men that filmed the puppy bowl!! Talk about love at first sight!! Cooper’s new family flew into CT to pick him up! Wow, what a great trip! Cooper found the time to write about his adventures (see the articles below).  Cooper is loving life 🙂 Cooper’s new family even found the time to do a race to raise money for BBR.

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And then there was Pearl. She had a close call with fame. Brian William’s and his daughter Allison considered adopting her.

Pearl was on the cover of the New Yorker, on Rock Center and then NBC news! She is a famous girl!

Pearl’s family has put up a face book page for her so we can all keep up with her. https://www.facebook.com/ADogNamedPearl

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Pearl is living the life with her CT family 🙂

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And Blue, what about Blue????

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Blue has found the time to rest and relax and feel safe!

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Blue is also living the dream in CT (she even has her own convertible to cruise around in!)

From Blue and the entire BBR crew, we would like to thank all of the people that came together to help, love, and celebrate this amazing family!

Raising her family, going to the puppy bowl, and see them all go off to wonderful families has been wonderful and humbling for me. Thank you all!!!!!!!!! –Pat

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Finn

January 18, 2013

Handsome Finn has been in rescue since October & we cannot believe that this gorgeous, sweet guy has not been scooped up.

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Finn is an AMAZING pup.

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He is right at 1-2 years old and is totally cratetrained and housebroken.

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Finn is great with other dogs and enjoys going to doggy daycare to romp and play with his canine friends as often as he can! He also really enjoys sharing his home with his foster brother, Marley.

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Finn is good off-leash and has excellent recall.

He is currently fostered on a small farm and does well with the horses and the donkey and has been around young kids.

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Finn is great with everyone!

For more information on ADOPTING this gorgeous boy, email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com.

Godspeed, little one.

January 13, 2013

 

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What a sad day at Bonnie Blue Rescue.

Our sweet baby Katie crossed over Rainbow Bridge this morning at the emergency vet. Katie had a 6 inch rectal prolapse due to straining from her high worm load. Katie’s death would have been completely preventable if her former owners had bothered to worm her at any point during the last 8 weeks before they dumped her at the shelter to die; unfortunately the deworming, fluids, metronidazole and veterinary treatment as soon as she was rescued this week was too late.

The 6 inches of the rectal prolapse included the colon and sphincter. The ER vet did not think that Katie would have had control over her bowels even if she could have survived the surgery and infection. The vet had never seen a rectal prolapse this bad in a puppy before; her recommendation was to have Katie humanely euthanized.

Our hearts are broken for this little baby, but we are so thankful that she got to spend a few days in a foster home knowing love and being adored.

Please join us in sending good vibes and prayers for her foster family who have very heavy hearts today.

Rest in peace, sweet girl.

Kourtney {Kardashian}

December 8, 2012

Gorgeous Kourtney is ready to meet her forever family.

& WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Can you share this post on facebook? Via email? Send her photo to a friend or family member? We know that there is a special family out there waiting for this girl — we just need YOUR HELP to find them!

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Kourtney is a gorgeous 1 year old Catahoula/Terrier mix.

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She is full grown at 32 lbs!

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Kourtney is incredibly social and very, very sweet!

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She loves to snuggle, play, and sniff the Christmas tree!

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Can you help this tiny little cutie find her forever family? She would be so appreciative!

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For more information email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com.

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Cowboy Update — Out of Surgery!

November 15, 2012

A quick update from Cowboy’s foster momma:

Cowboy is out of surgery & he did well. His anatomy once getting in there was a little more oddly shaped than how it appeared on xray. Dr. Murphy had to create a new groove in the femur where the patella sits in order to line the quadraceps muscle with the tibial crest. We are hoping for good function and we will be able to determine more of the function of his leg throughout the recovery process. We do expect Cowboy to have a full recovery and will be able to enjoy regular activities, we just do not know at this point if he will have a limp/altered gait.

Cowboy will spend a few days at the vet clinic being monitored closely post-surgery but should be able to go back home with his foster family this weekend!

Cowboy video here (watch for his tail wag!): http://youtu.be/VUTiyQFpZlU

One more GIANT thank you to each of you who helped us get sweet Cowboy to and through surgery today. We are so incredibly appreciative of all that you do to support our rescue babies!

Short Term Foster Needed — Commerce, GA Area!

November 14, 2012
SHORT TERM FOSTER NEEDED – COMMERCE, GA AREA
Photo: SHORT TERM FOSTER NEEDED - COMMERCE, GA area (3 weeks)  Do we have any rescue friends in/around Commerce, GA area who would be willing to short-term foster (3 weeks) two darling 6-week old catahoula leopard babies for us? They were on their way to be surrendered to the shelter but a local rescuer intervened & took the two babies home with her. Their dad was euthanized immediately at the shelter (owner surrender in a crowded rural shelter close to the holidays - no chance of making it out alive :/) & we don't know what happened to their mom; but what we do know is that these two babies can have a wonderful life if we can get them into our Bonnie Blue Rescue foster care program.
Do we have any rescue friends in/around Commerce, GA area who would be willing to short-term foster (3 weeks) two darling 6-week old catahoula leopard babies for us?
These sweet babies were on their way to be surrendered to the shelter but a local rescuer intervened & took the two babies home with her. Their dad was euthanized immediately at the shelter (owner surrender in a crowded rural shelter close to the holidays = no chance of making it out alive :/)
& sadly, we do not know what happened to their mom.
What we do know is that these two babies can have a wonderful life if we can get them into our Bonnie Blue Rescue foster care program.
Can you share this post & crosspost their photos to your GA contacts to see if someone will step up to short-term foster?
Email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com if you can help short term foster these two babies!

Cowboy says, “Thank You!!”

November 14, 2012

Cowboy says “THANK YOU” to his friends who crossposted, shared, donated & who continue to send well-wishes his way.

Thanks to each of you this sweet boy will get to go in for his surgery Thursday as planned! Yippee!

We will keep you posted on how he does through recover – we know Cowboy has a lot of friends cheering him on!

For now, please continue sending well-wishes for a perfect surgery & easy recovery period.

Help Cowboy!

November 11, 2012

Sweet Cowboy needs your help to get his “cowboy swagger” back!

We heard about Cowboy yesterday, he was in a high-kill shelter in rural Alabama and in desperate need of rescue. Cowboy had a knee injury that was causing him discomfort when he wanted to run and play; we could not bear to let that baby sit in a shelter without trying to get him help.

Thanks to one of our amazing AL rescue volunteers, we were able to spring Cowboy from the shelter bright & early yesterday morning and get him to our vet in Birmingham.

Here’s what we found out: Cowboy is 6-9 months old, heartworm negative (thank goodness!), but was loaded with whipworms, hookworms & roundworms. He has been in some discomfort from a previous trauma to his right rear leg that will require surgery.

By the looks of his x-rays this trauma happened when he was a younger puppy, and caused a medial patellar luxation. The type of trauma is unknown but could have been from anything with force (being hit/kicked, falling to the ground, etc). It was forceful enough to knock his knee out of joint to the point it could not go back into place on its own. The tibia then developed deformed (conformational defect) because of the knee displacement and lack of veterinary attention when this injury first occurred.

Thankfully, there is a surgery that can be done to correct Cowboy’s leg – it will allow him to have full range of motion and to return to normal puppyhood activities after a 6 week recovery period!  The surgery Cowboy will have is called Tibial Crest Transposition.

We have scheduled Cowboy’s surgery for Thursday, November 15th – but we need to raise $938 for his surgery by then (plus an additional $110 to cover his first round of x-rays from yesterday).

The quote from Dr. Murphy can be seen here:

Will you join us in sharing Cowboy’s story? In crossposting for help? Or in considering a small donation to offset the cost of Cowboy’s surgery? Every single dollar makes a difference!

As an extra incentive, everyone who donates $25 or more will receive one of our new Bonnie Blue Rescue bumper stickers as a “thank you” for your generous donation!

Donations can be made online via ChipIn by clicking the link here: http://bonniebluerescue.chipin.com/cowboys-leg-surgery OR by snail mail – email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com for our mailing address!

Thank you, thank you for your continued support of Bonnie Blue Rescue!

Hyperion

October 13, 2012

Want a cutie to read and snuggle with? Hyperion is your guy!

This cutie will be ready to move to his foster home or foster-to-adopt home next weekend!

Email us at bonniebluerescue@gmail.com if you would like to foster or adopt this little love muffin!

Wordless Wednesday {Greek Pups}

October 10, 2012

{Subtitled: Puppy Piles}