Friday, March 21, 2008

Our Foster Brother

Well, here he is. Cousin It. We don't get to be near him because he has "issues" Mom says. She said we should be understanding because he hasn't had a very good life so far.

He was living in this pen outside for the last couple years....this is the picture we saw before he came home. We thought he looked pretty bad, but...

...he looked worse when he got here.There are more pictures here if anyone is interested:
http://thebratpack.zenfolio.com/p573029096/?slideshow=1

He has lots of worms, including tape and hookworms. Yuck. He was covered up in fleas and as you can see has a bad flea allergy so he's lost a lot of hair. His skin is all open and oozy and gross. (he smells reeeeally bad) Dr. Bill said he has the big one too - heartworms. :( We're hoping there is a rescue out there that will help us find him a home. He has some issues but with some love and care he will be a wonderful new family member for someone. He came with the name Tatonka but we've been calling him Walter.

Samantha

PS He's pretty big, I can't reach his butt to sniff and he weighed 84 pounds at the vet. He's still a little underweight, his bones poke out everywhere!

24 comments:

Abby and Jack said...

Oh my goodness! That poor dog! You guys have such kinds hearts! We know you will be good friends for him soon!

Jack and Abby

Louka said...

How anyone could do that to a dog is beyond me. They deserve jail time, lots of it for having let him get into that kind of a state. I'm so happy that your mommy is helping him find a new and better life.

Woos,
Louka

Ruby Bleu said...

Well I think Walter has a really nice smile. I sure hope he gets better soon so he can hang out with you pups and get some loving from the Pack!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We're behind on blog reading, so we haven't commented about Cousin It yet. You are a great pack to let him live with you until he find the perfect home. If anyone can give him lots of love and get him into shape, it's your mom!

Steve and Kat

Kapp pack said...

Awwww...the poor boy.....you all take good care of him!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Ferndoggle said...

We love the name Walter!!! That's one of Moms "saved" names for future DoJA! We're so glad he's with you guys. You'll fix him up in no time!

S,P & L

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness what a mess that poor boy is! WHY do people do this to animals?! Idiots! Thank you for taking him in and giving him the TLC he desperately needs.

Izzie said...

I'm so happy that you are trying to help Walter. Keep us posted on his progress!

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Poor Walter! But I am happy that he is now in the best hands!
I am sure he will be recovered pretty soon!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

All woo need to do is see what LOVE did for Miss Flurry on my blog -

It will EVENTUALLY be okay!

Love khonkhuers all!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Zoo Crew said...

you are Walter's angel.....no doubt about it.....

Sophie Brador said...

Hey, He looks like my Old English Sheepdog buddies Ziggy and Leon, but he looks super skinny, despite the fur. The poor guy. Your mom is going to make him feel so much better. I just know it. Those OES are different kind of fellas. A little more independent minded, but super nice dudes, once you get to know them. I sure hope he finds an excellent home.

xo
SB

p.s. Are you guys having okay weather down there? I seems to remember hearing something on the news about bad weather in Texas and other southerny, westerny bits.

scierzan said...

You all are so nice to be helping Walter. You have a great way of showing dogs love and care...

diane

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, he's in terrible shape! How irresponsible can his owners be...I'm sure he'll be in good condition in no time especially with medications, good food & a little bit of TLC!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Pippa said...

Poor Walter looks in a bad way. Even I didn't look that bad and I was on the street. I suppose that is what happens when you can't choose your humans yourself.

Look after him Samantha. Looks like he's been a bit short of love.

Pippa

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a shaggy cutie he is! I bet he can feel the love from you guys already! Bless you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

You are so good to take care of Walter. We think he looks like part terrier/part sheepdog, so he is definitely worth saving.

kisses to all, but 'specially to mom

gussie

happy said...

Poor Walter. Although not in the best of shape, he's still cute. Glad that he's in good hands now. You guys have big hearts. Keeping paws crossed that he'll get a loving forever home.

Cubby said...

Poor guy. Thanks for helping him.

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Thank dog you are helping Walter now. He will get all healthy and find a home with a family who will love him and take care of him the way he deserves! Those other *people* who had him should have to live like they made him live. Let us know how Walter is doing!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

CASPER AND PALS said...

He is very lucky to have you guys taking care of him now. Life will be better from here on in.

You guys are so wonderful to be helping him!

The Daily Echo said...

Awww.....poor Walter. We're sure he doesn't feel very good and is probably very embarrased about how he looks. We're sending some special Sibe Vibes out to him so that he feels better fast. Two paws up to your Mom for seeing the gem beyond all that matted fur.
ECHO

wally said...

Oh, poor Walter (that's a nice name). I hope when he is nursed back to health he can find a wonderful home.

wally

Bumbler said...

Poor Walter! Already he looks happier getting some much needed attention. How wonderful you are to take him in and help him!