Thursday, October 28, 2010

Goings on at Lighthouse

Hola Y'all!!!

It's been a while since I posted!! I've been pretty busy takin' care of Mom and all the other furkids.

The photos above are of the new kid here!! She was a mess when she arrived and she turned out to be a SCHNAUZER!!! Who would'a guessed??? Her name is Lacy and she is a real sweetheart!!

Mom lost her voice about a month ago. The doctor says her right vocal cord is paralyzed!! Nobody knows why. She's doin' exercises and stuff and trying to make it work again. And the doctor gave her a steroid spay to use. She is finally able to talk a little better but she still can't yell or sing!!!
The doctor says if it doesn't correct itself they might have to do a surgery.

Paco is doin' GREAT!! He is a happy, healthy furkid except he has a weak back end. His back legs don't work exactly right. It doesn't seem to hurt him or slow him down though and he runs and plays with the other furkids!!!
Mom's gonna get him ex-rayed to try to find out what the problem is.
Here's a video of some of us out in the yard playing!!

Don't forget to vote for us in the shelter challenge!!!
Just go to Click on the vertical tab on the right "Shelter Challenge" type in lighthouse and click Costa Rica for country. Search and when our name comes up VOTE FOR US!! Then be sure to wait for the confirmation question to confirm your vote.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Great new TV show possible!! Go watch it!!!

WOW!!! What a GREAT show this would be to have on television!! Go to
and watch each episode!! These vets are doing wonders for the animals in third world countries.
The lady who is putting this show together wrote to us and asked us to show it to all our animal loving friends!! Mom cried while she was watching it of course.

Here is what she wrote.

"Hi There,
I’m an animal rescue volunteer by night and TV producer by day. I’m launching a new web series that I thought you and your membership/volunteers/colleagues/friends/etc. may like to see. It’s called “Vets Without Borders” and it follows Veterinarians without Borders as they set up field clinics to sterilize dogs in Todos Santos, Guatemala.

Todos Santos is a small mountain village. The field clinics are dusty spaces with limited electricity and no running water. Their operating tables are wooden desks covered in garbage bags. Most dogs have never seen a vet before. Rabid dogs have attacked people in the community, killing them with the disease. The vets are there to spay/neuter and vaccinate the dog population, but in a community with no other vet care there are many crises to overcome.

The website is live now at There are several social networking links on the page so please consider posting it to your Facebook or Twitter so others will see the show too. Our goal is to get enough people to watch that we can get a TV series for this show, so that more people can learn about the desperate need for veterinary care that helps both people and pets in developing countries. Not to mention the importance of spaying and neutering pets right here at home!

I truly hope you’ll considering forwarding this message to others. If you have any questions please just let me know. And thank you so much for the amazing work you to help animals in your community."

Erin Skillen

Producer/Vice President
May Street Productions Ltd.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Paco 10-1-2010

WHOOO HOOOO!!!!! Paco is AMAZING!!! He is doing 100% better and now weighs 17 pounds!! He has more than doubled what he weighed when he came here!!!!! He loves to play and is now spending his days with the other furkids here at Lighthouse!!

His mange is under control, his fungus is GONE, and he feels SO much better now that he is on the Doxycycline to cure his ehrlichia!!! His head injury has healed beautifully and is now growing fur over the wound!!!
He's SUCH a sweetie!!
Here's a little video we took tonight. ENJOY!!!