She's adorable, WSU!
Jack is a jack russell plus whatever mix, big for that mix, 35-40 lbs. Shy but friendly, no barking, long day for him (and us). Apparently, he got too big for his former owners in a little apt. He has never seen a lawn, been on a leash, but is learning very quickly. We are crate-training him starting tonight, in the kid's room, then when the cats stop freaking out, we'll move the crate to the dining room.Introducing Jack to Cyburbia. (Should have been called Jake--was not my call.) Making a home for himself.
Poor kitty! I hope he improves quickly. My tuxedo kitty developed fatty liver disease and pancreatitis from sefl-induced anorexia a few years ago. I ended up doing assisted (nice way of saying force feeding) feeding with him for a few weeks and eventually we pushed through it. 5 years later he's constantly begging for food and chubby as ever.I'm going to the animal hospital up in Portland this afternoon to pick up our 11-year-old cat who has been there since Saturday. When I went to clean the litter box last week I realized he hadn't been crapping, which made me realize he hadn't been eating, either. We took him to the local vet last Monday and learned he had little liver function and has panceatitis. We resorted to force feeding and a host of oral medication, all of which he resisted mightily. The medication didn't seem to help and we were concerned that he was near death. So we drove him up to Portland (2.5 hours each way) Saturday afternoon for an ultrasound. They recommended admitting him to the hospital and intravenous hydration and antibiotics, among other things. His hospital stay has helped him, and his liver numbers are getting better, though they are still bad. We're hoping to learn today after his follow-up ultrasound that his pancreas inflamation is reduced. We hope that we will be able to continue treating him and get him healthy at home after his hospital stay.
Wow! Jack looks just like our latest dog (has now been with us for 9 days) Ellie. She is, as my best guess, a Jack Russell/Pit Bull mix. Seriously, they could be related!Jack wants to be a professional soccer player when he grows up.
Aww, cute. She's a lefty which is even better.Well, I took Planit's advice, and in the spirit of Put Your Child to Work Day, I got my daughter to work on re-zoning our local downtown.
Thankfully she had packed a magnifying glass with her this morning before coming to the office (along with many colored pencils, crayons, stamps, scissors, etc.).