Available for adoption through Northeastern Boxer Rescue
fostered in CT
5/2/08 - Cookie has been adopted!!
Update on Cookie from her foster mom:
"On Monday, Cookie went to the vet's for her surgery. She was finally healthy enough to the be spayed and have an infected tooth pulled. Tracy, who fostered this little boxer when she first came into rescue, met me half way and drove Cookie the rest of the way to the vet. Cookie's vet was very pleased with her weight gain (53 lbs.) and overall health. Our little boxer girl came through the surgery very well.
When I first got her home, Cookie was a little restless. I fed her some scrambled eggs, took her for a short walk (she is great on a leash =) and then she settled down and slept through the night. The following day she was her bright and perky self so we went for a walk in a nearby park.
Cookie continues to amaze me with her ability to adapt to various situations. Last week, while my husband and I were traveling out of state, we had a flat tire. We called AAA and had to get out of the car at a busy gas station and subsequently drive to two tire stores for a replacement tire. Throughout the whole process, which took about four hours, Cookie never once barked or got excited. She just sat on the bench next to me and waited for the car to be ready. Even the staff at the tire store remarked about how beautiful and well behaved she was which, of course, provided me with a perfect opportunity to talk about Boxer Rescue.
Cookie is just a joy. She is a perfect little ambassador for Boxer Rescue."
Cookie’s health seems to be improving every day. Her milk is slowly drying up. She has put on some pounds and is doing well. She still needs to be spayed and we will schedule her surgery as soon as the vet gives the OK. Here is the latest update from Cookie’s foster mom:
“Cookie has been with us 12 days now and she has settled right in. This wonderful little dog is so sweet and easy to care for we just love her. She is excellent with us and has been great with people who visit. Cookie is very laid back in the house and is content to do whatever we do. When we are reading or watching TV, she snoozes on the ottoman next to my feet. She is very curious about everything in the house. The other day when I was cooking, the light was on in the oven and she put her nose right up to the glass door to watch the food cooking.
This little boxer girl is eating two cups of Timberwolf Organics Dog Food morning and night. Although she hasn’t been weighed recently, I am sure she is close to her ideal weight. Now that she is getting proper nutrition, her coat is beautiful and shiny. She was scratching a lot so I gave her an oatmeal bath, which seems to have helped. At first she just looked at the tub and did not seem to understand what I wanted her do. Once I got in the tub she followed and just stood quietly when I got out and I proceeded with the bath.
Cookie has not had any accidents in the house. Even though I walk her three to four times a day it takes her quite a bit of time to find just the right place to do her “business”. You would think she was planning to build a house. She loves to ride in the car and we take her with us most of the time. She either sits on the back seat or lays on her bed and sleeps. Of course, when we get out of the car, she immediately takes over the passenger seat until we return.
Now that she is feeling better, we took Cookie for a walk in the park yesterday and she really enjoyed exploring. Eventually we will plan to slowly introduce her to the new dog park in town.”
THIS TOUGH COOKIE IS A SWEETHEART
We received a call from a shelter regarding two boxers. They were surrendered because their owner could not afford their care. Neither dog was spayed or neutered and the female recently had a litter of puppies. We were hoping to keep the adult dogs together, however, the shelter decided to separate them and placed the male themselves since he was healthy enough to be neutered.
We were happy to take poor Cookie into our rescue program. We made transport arrangements to bring Cookie to her foster home in Connecticut and get her to the vet the next day. She is not yet healthy enough to be spayed. Her milk needs to dry up and she needs to gain 10 to15 pounds.
Below is the first report from the foster mom:
“We made it home after a long day on the road. Cookie was pretty quiet in the car except when trying to sneak her way into my lap; since I was driving she wasn’t able to do that so she kept pawing me to pet her and put my hand on her face. She also discovered where I had the treats hidden and brought them to me to give to her (she is one smart cookie)! This very pretty petite girl is incredibly sweet, however, she is very uncertain right now and looks at my every move. She wants to stick close by me but I wouldn’t expect anything less with all the recent changes she has experienced.
I debated giving her a bath when we got home, as I thought it might be too much. She was REALLY smelly and had a yellow crust on all her pretty white markings so I opted for the bath. When I put her in the water it was an aroma overload of urine. After her bath, her coat glowed and some of her itching eased. She was such a good girl – I scrubbed her really good with special shampoo. Cookie now has one of the shiniest prettiest coats I have ever seen.
There are a few things I have noticed after getting a closer look at her… yes she is skinny. At first, I didn’t notice how thin she was because her body is long which makes her not look little.… but she is little and stocky – a petite little bean. Her backbone is very pronounced as well as the rib cage – her huge nipples make it look like she has more weight on her then she does. Also, she has a bald patch on her back. Around her eyes there are several little areas of fur missing (she was scratching at them quite a bit). We have started her on a high quality dog food (Timberwolf Organics), and are adding some omega oils. She is drinking lots of fluids, going to the bathroom, and is silent as night right now in her bed.
She started to cough in the morning and we were able to get an appointment with the vet the same day. She was diagnosed with kennel cough, a heavy mite infestation in her ears, an infection on her chin, and has a badly infected molar which will need to be removed when she is spayed. The doctor said the hair loss was most likely due to the ear mites (thank goodness she does not have mange).
I have attached some pictures, none that are really good right now because she is a little nervous and can’t sit still when I am around her! Looking at the health records that came with her….last June she was 57 lbs and the shelter said she weighed in at 35 …. Ouch … … it also noted she spent most of her day outside, inside at night in a kennel. What a shame…how sad."
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