Thursday, March 9, 2017

The christening

Most of my own dogs have been in the new van, but today was its real introduction to the world of rescue. We picked up two, eight month old, male German Shepherd pups today as fosters for Green Dogs.

They are from the same litter. Both are underweight. One is solid black and he's going to be a beauty. The other is red and black, and he's already gorgeous. The black one has demodex, a non-contagious form of mange. He only weighed 39 pounds today. The red one is bigger, 51 pounds, and generally in better shape. Both dogs were obviously neglect cases, but I don't know much more. Sometimes it's better to just take the dogs and get them out while the getting is good.
The face isn't so pretty right now, but
the eyes are full of hope and trust.

We went directly to the vet so they are now both fully vaccinated. The heartworm tests were negative for everything. The fecal sample was clear although I may de-worm them anyway, just on general principles. They are scheduled to be neutered Thursday and Friday of next week. The demodex will take a little while to clear up, but he's only going to get better from this point forward.

They came with redneck names so I'm considering them to be nameless, and suggestions are welcome. With the level of care they've had, they obviously didn't learn their names anyway.

They rode nicely in the van and were both sweet and friendly at the vet. They seem well adjusted and are not shy or fearful. Maya came along for the ride, of course, and I hope she clued them in while I was driving.

The black pup christened the new van by shitting in the crate on the way to the vet's office. Now it's officially a rescue vehicle.

Nice sit and a nice smile.
He's sort of like any teenager. When his face clears up
and he fills out and puts on some weight, he's going to
be a good looking young dog.

He's got a handsome head

New collars and rescue tags
Those ears!

It was a beautiful day so I gave them a straw filled kennel adjacent to the dog yard.
They ate well, enjoyed the sun, played with each other and met the other dogs through the fence.


Margo said...

Those aren't ears, they are satellite dishes.

Byron's mom said...

I'm so glad these boys are with you.

Anonymous said...

Oh they are gorgeous! Thank you for helping them.