Saturday, June 29, 2013

6-29-13 News From Lighthouse

Wags Y'all!!!!

Important news about the shelter challenge in this post so please read  the whole post.

Things have been pretty busy here 'cause Mom's got a new kid named Mr. Fox and she and Dad have been pretty busy with him. 
A kind lady rescued him. She's gonna take him back when she comes back from the states.
He was pretty sick when he got here and they've had to do lots of stuff for him. He weighed 6 pounds when he got here and now he weighs 12 and a quarter. But he's still a skeleton!!  Mom says he probably should weigh about 20 or 25 pounds when he's healthy again.

Us furkids have been helping him too!!! of us has.
Laika gave up her BLOOD for him!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! They took it right out of Laika and put it in Mr. Fox!!!!! How neat is that!!! We all stood on the steps and looked in the clinic room window!!

Laika sure was BRAVE!!!! 
The rest of us furkids kinda thought we might wanna keep all of our blood but Laika stepped up to the plate and let them take some of hers!!!
It really helped too 'cause Mr. Fox has been getting better ever since!!
Laika's a HERO!!

Gracie and Mercy are doin' fantastic and runnin' and playin' and eatin' and everything. 
Mercys' blood platelettes are still not right so she's on antibiotics for that but she seems totally healthy and she runs like the wind and plays all the time!!!

You can't tell Gracie was ever sick!! She's just a totally normal, active furkid!! And GUESS WHAT!!!! She's gettin' ADOPTED!!!!!
Kristi, our great volunteer is takin' her back to the states with her to live on her moms' farm!!! WHOOOOOO HOOOO!!!!!!

News about the shelter challenge.
It looks like we won't be able to participate in any more shelter challenges. 
They have changed those "rule" thingys and now you have to be a 501c3 to participate.
Mom says she has never been a 501c3. She says it costs a lot to become one and all her money goes to the animals. Not to lawyers.
She says she can have 100 dogs and/or cats spayed or neutered or help LOTS of sick or injured animals with the money it would cost her to become a 501c3.

She says she and Dad do what they do all by themselves. We get a volunteer occasionally but 95% of the time it's just her and Dad who do all the work, pay all the bills, and all that stuff.
She says if she was a 501c3 she would have to find people to be "officers" or "members of the board" or stuff like that and there just is not enough time, in rescue the way we do it, to have meetings and do fund raisers, and the things that most 501c3s' do.  
The way Mom puts it is..."I take care of animals. THAT is what I do. I don't have time for all that other crap."

She figures the Animal Rescue Site needs to be able to deduct that $1,000.00. She says it's a shame that "deducting" is more important than helping the shelters that really need it. The individual rescue people/families who are totally dedicated to helping the animals and spend their own money in doing so but who can't afford to pay a lawyer to do a lot of paperwork and filing and, like her and Dad, don't have time for all the junk that goes with it. She says her time is for the animals. Not for meetings and stuff.

She said she knew it was too good to last. It usually always turns out to be about the bottom line. (Us furkids don't know what "bottom line" means but it must be more important than most stuff.) 
Mom says we have been able to save more animals when we won the grants and that's what's important and she's very grateful to the Animal Rescue Site and Petfinder for all they do to help animals and humans. So she just says, "That's ok," She's done it for over 60 years without the grants so she figures she can still do it....only on a smaller scale.
Problem is she has a really hard time turning away animals in need. 

Anyway, here is a new video we did yesterday of the new kid,
Mr. Fox," and some of us other furkids. We're all doing fine and just enjoyin' life. Mom says we're the best and we keep her heart young.

Thanks for all the votes in the past and helping us to win the grants we have won. It has helped LOTS of animals.

YOU FOLKS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the new video!!! ENJOY!!!!!

The whole Lighthouse Crew

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mr. Fox....A New Kid

Wags Y'all!!!

Sorry we got behind again but Mom's been real busy with a new kid. He's in really bad shape and Mom's workin' like crazy to save him.

His name is Mr. Fox. He's super skinny and so anemic his blood is as thin as water!! You can SEE through it!!!

Mom's been giving him lots of meds, subcutaneous fluids, supplements, feeding him by hand to try to get him to eat, and all kinds of stuff.

He got a blood transfusion today. Our Laika gave her BLOOD for him!!!! WOW!!! She's a HERO!!!! Mom and Dad gave her extra treats and food tonight!!

He's sleeping right now and has stuff running down a tube and into his arm. Mom says it's "intravenous fluids" and he needs it really bad.

He's getting lots of medicine too.

You folks please say some prayers and send healing energy for him ok? He's awful weak and sick.

Tailwags from the Lighthouse Crew

Monday, June 10, 2013

We Got To Meet Miss Mercy!!!


We got to meet Miss Mercy yesterday!! Mom brought her out and introduced her to us and she just made herself a HUGE part of our crew!!

She loves all of us and is not at all afraid!! We couldn't meet her before 'cause she's been really sick. We always know when one is really sick 'cause Mom spends a lot of time going out to the clinic room to take care of them.

We had been allowed to meet her through the screen door but Mom said she was to weak to join in until now.

She tired out pretty quick but after a short nap she was right back out playing with us!! She's one happy girl!!!!

Mom video'd the introduction so you folks could all see it. 

Tailwags from the whole Lighthouse Crew!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

It's A Beautiful Day Today!!

Wags Y'all!!!

Us Lighthouse Furkids are all enjoyin' the sunshine and nice breeze today. You folks ought to come see us!! You'd really like it here!!!

Miss Mercy got to go into town today with Mom and Dad!! She had a GREAT time and got to be the center of attention everywhere she went!! She's a real attention hog!! And she seems to love everybody!! 
She even talked Uncle Tom out of a couple of french fries when they went to Kays Gringo Postres!!

And in the park she scampered and tugged playfully on her leash when Kristi was holding the leash!! 

She doesn't seem to mind the leash at all. Mom put a pink harness on her and attached a pink leash. Pink is DEFINITELY Mercys' color!! Such a priss pot!!!

Mom took her by to see the vet too. He was the one who gave up and didn't think she could pull through. He knew she was near death and she was so horribly weak he didn't know what else to do for her.
Mom says you should have seen his face when he saw our Mercy!!! He was astounded!!!
He asked Mom all about how she managed to save this little one. Mom told him lots of prayers, fluids, electrolytes, supplements, nourishment by the dropper full, etc. around the clock for the first night.
While Mom was there he got her to help him with another little dog that was in his hospital. 

Anyway, here are a couple of pics of Miss Mercys' first outing!!

Tailwags from the WHOLE LIGHTHOUSE CREW!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mercy is Doing GREAT!!!! 6-6-13

OK!!! I finally had a chance to get this video done. 

My ancient computers are making me crazy and my

 "good" one is still in the shop. sigh.......... Anyway,

 here's the girl you've been waiting for. Miss Mercy!!

What a survivor she is!!

Here's her latest video!!!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Mercy 6-3-13


We're all doin' pretty good here and Mom and Dad are takin' good care of the new kid, Mercy. 
Kristi, our volunteer, has been a HUGE help too!!!

And the other new kid, Gracie, is doin' REALLY good!!! SHe is a REAL lovesponge!!! And she hugs everybody with her head and neck.

Mom's been tryin' to make videos each day so you could see the progress.
Here are the links to the last two days videos.

Tailwags from the Lighthouse Crew!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mercy In The Morning 6-1-13

Here's todays update on our little Maltese girl, Mercy!! She's doing GREAT!!! Just look how lively and happy she is!! And MAN!!! Does she love her bed!!! LOL!!

She is doing well, eating two to two and a half large cans of Pedigree Puppy food a day. I'm also mixing some dry Pedigree Puppy food in with it along with her meds.

She still is not drinking water like she should. I am still having to syringe it for her. She is getting coconut water instead of plain water. Coconut water has lots of electrolytes and is really healthy for her.
She is also getting coconut oil massaged into her itchy skin. 

I cleaned her ears today and found she has ear mites so I doctored her for that.

Please keep praying and sending healing energy.

Hope the video is not too choppy for you. I promise to do better when I get my own computer back.

Here's todays video!!