Thursday, January 29, 2015
Five days ago a new furkid came to Lighthouse. He is a tiny little guy, (about 10-12 weeks old) and he is in pretty bad shape.
He was found on the streets by our friend, Dennis Easters, and brought here.
This poor little 3 pound baby was MASSIVELY infested with ticks and fleas. We pulled over 500 ticks off of him and the fleas were so numerous there was no way to count or even guess how many. I am going to say there were over two thousand.
His tail is broken in two places, he has postules all over his little body which are now opening and draining, and of course he has skin issues.
These are pics of the first day he arrived.
We cleaned off all the ticks we could find but were still finding more for four days after. We gave him a Capstar to rid him of the fleas.
He got a nice warm bath and we cleaned all the tick dirt out of his ears.
His eyes were goopy so we know he has some infections working in his little body.
He was pretty weak but he ate really well when we offered him food.
Here are some photos after his de-ticking, de-fleaing, bath, lots of loving and a good dinner.
He is improving day by day and gaining strength. He has not gained any weight yet but hopefully will start once his de-worming is completed.
He is very anemic, (how could he not be when he was being DRAINED by so many blood sucking parasites?) so he is getting liver three times a day, along with his puppy food, to boost him.
He is also getting vitamins and coconut oil.
The pic below was taken on his 4th day here. You can see how tiny he is.
Here is a video of his 4th day with us. He got to meet Joe, our grandson.
We'll be posting updates so you can see how he is doing.
Posted by Mr BudBud at 3:31 PM
Monday, January 19, 2015
Yes, it's been a while since we posted an entry on our blog.
We've been re-organizing and getting our house/shelter in order.
So I'll just try to update on all that has been going on and post some pics!!
We still have the beautiful, moonlit nights reflecting off the Pacific and the Gulf of Nicoya.
Some of you will remember dear, sweet Bess,
who came here very pregnant and died after her C-section due to vet error. Here are a few pics of her precious puppies. We raised them all on bottles with the help of very nice friends who volunteered. They are in happy, loving homes now.
And our last blog post told about Kaylee, the photographer who came to take photos of the furkids. We still have not received them all but here is one she sent me right away of Milana, Mieko and Delilah. Great shot isn't it??
Our two legged kids are living here with us now (the reason for reorganizing and getting house in order) and of course they brought their four legged kids.
Here is our daughters cat, "Pebbles."
The toucans still come to visit and hang out in our trees.
We participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Here's a shot of our daughter, Joray, getting doused!!
Joe, our grandson, is growing up. He's a real lil' stinker.
His one year birthday
A friend donated a GREAT cat tower!!
And you folks remember little mercy. The little one who was so near death when I got her.
SHE'S DOING GREAT!!!!!!! Just LOOK at her!!!!
And Dolly, the lamb who was blind, is now in a wonderful home!!! A huge farm where she has playmates and loving people to take care of her.
She was smaller than our cats when she arrived here.
She grew up healthy and strong and we cured her blindness with drops of Mariola honey in her eyes each morning and evening.
While she was still here she wrecked the car by knocking the motorcycle over on it.
Sometimes we save up enough money to have the groomer come and groom the furkids.
And of course there's always treat time....
And thunder storms are always a little scary.
And our Christmas card for this year.
Then we got Chloe back. Chloe was adopted from Lighthouse 9 years ago after her original owners abandoned her here and moved back to the US.
Her adopters have now decided to go back to the US and cannot take her with them. She's SUCH a sweetie and is anywhere from at least 12 to possibly 20 years old. She has some problems but she will live out her life here with us as a much loved member of the Lighthouse family.
Our back yard, the doggie playground, is looking pretty with the Bouganvilla blooming.
Found some great buys in doggie clothing and costumes at the Ropa American store. (Goodwill store)
It's been busy but that's just what it's like here at Lighthouse. We hope everyones' Christmas and New Year was wonderful.
We'll post again ...soon...we hope!!
Posted by Mr BudBud at 5:21 PM