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Friday, December 12, 2008

Pointless Blogging

Well mom has finally got fed up with the blog site and says it is all pointless-- firstly no one reads it and second, if ten people only read it you can bet your back paw that not one of them wants to help out here. So we are saying good bye and our lives will remain private from now on. After the vitamin UK thing and Bonnie dying we have all lost faith in humanity including mom who incidentally is one of those humans. She says most humans are indifferent or rotten and for every million that exist there may be one good one. Thank God our canine world isn't like that!
Well bye from all of us.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pebbles

Well thank God Pebbles is going to be okay her tumour was benign. We are all disgusted here with www.vitaminuk.com The medication for Bonnie never arrived and they don't answer mom's e-mails. She promised the medication to another diabetic dog if Bonnie died first. They just ignore us and we all thought they were angels! We still think about Bonnie a lot and Mom goes down to her grave with flowers and talks to her. Jessie is limping badly with arthritis. We are all hoping she won't get paralysed like Bonnie-- she is too young for that. She will probably need a dog cart in the future and Mom said it is best to start looking for one up for donation now because humans are very mean and not a lot of people want to help us here in Brazil. We are in a forgotton corner of the world. Nobody seems to visit our blog site and nobody leaves any comments. Mom says it is because humans are a self centred bunch of beings that don't give a second thought to small rescue centres like here. We are so lucky to have a Mom and Dad who care.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Sad Day

bonnie passed away on Thursday 6Th November at around 4.00pm. She was very weak and had problems breathing properly. We all cried and her mom too. We all feel so lost without her and empty. The house is a void without her. The medication from England never arrived. Mom tried so hard to save her, but she lost the last battle. Pebbles in the meanwhile has had a tumour removed from her side and we are all awaiting the results of her biopsy to know whether, or not she has cancer. Mom says she cant take anymore stress due to sick dogs, but we all know that if Pebbles is ill she will do everything she can for her. Bonnie has been buried with flowers on her grave, but we don't have the courage to go and look just now!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jessie and Pebbles

Jessie and Pebbles are entered in the IMOM photo contest in the USA. Jessie has received three votes and poor Pebbles only one, but hey who cares its all in a good cause. To see them go to www.imom.org and feel free to vote for them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tequila

Oi,
I'm Tequila, abandoned in 2006. I seem to be a purebred Beagle. I arrived outside the property and cried for three days non stop until they let me in. I heard the others saying how good it was here and decided I wanted to be part of that. I was very fed up trying to hustle food on the sidewalks and avoid cruel humans all day long. I love my large kennel and I am a professional hunter of small animals.


No news on the methyl cobalamin for Bonnie yet. It is taking a long time to arrive.

Sunday, October 12, 2008






Woof! I am Pluto. I was found at four weeks old dying by the side of the road. My family including my mom were all dead in a plastic bin liner near by and somehow I managed to survive. I crawled out of the plastic bag and sat waiting by the edge of the road for someone to save me. I nearly ran out of time because when my new mom arrived and scooped me up she took me straight to the vets who said I was seriously anemic and had an edema due to malnutrition in my throat. I was covered in sores and scabs due to the malnutrition and I had the worst case of worms my new mom had ever seen. The vet said my body temperature had started to drop as I was in the process of dying. I had diarrhea for three days and couldn't eat solid food. I was given medicine by drip for three days and then started on some mushy type of food. I missed my mothers milk and I weighed less than a kilo, but I decided I must survive to tell my story to all of you out there.





As you can see now I am pretty and weigh over twenty kilos. I am extremely naughty and get to sleep in the house. I chew up everything I can specialising in dish cloths and rubber sandals. I have learnt to sit and lie down but I only do it when I want to.




Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sol


Hi I'm Sol which means sun in Brazil. I am full of energy just like the sun. I was abandoned and ill and came to live here. After a course of strong antibiotics I got better and helped Jessie to recover as well. I played with her when she was paralysed and gave her motivation to get up and chase me by biting her ears. I love Jessie a lot she is a very gentle and maternal dog. She made me very happy when I first came here. I am the smallest dog here and now share a kennel with Pluto who you will meet in a while.


Hello, I am Harry. I was abandoned in Copacabana Rio de janeiro and brought here to stay five years ago. I was the first dog to arrive. I was so thin I couldn't lift my leg to pee and I was nearly bald with mange. My mom and dad treated me and I soon became the spectacular specimen you can see above. I love Misty she is my sweetheart even though she is totally mad.I love to play with her and am never far from her side. I don't socialise with Emmy much and once bit her on the ear for taking liberties with me.

I am well trained and can do all sorts of tricks. I guard the property in a very professional and orderly manner. I love my mom and dad a lot and my life here. I have a lot of allergies which is why my previous owners dumped me in the streets. I had a lesion on my liver and could only eat chicken and rice for the first six months. Now I am nearly better, but still suffer bouts of allergic reactions at times.

Hi, I am Tasha,
I have been here four years and now weigh in excess of fifty kilos, of course, I was much lighter when I first arrived in fact I was only 21 kilos. I came here with another male dog who was found along with me. The same breed, but slightly different colouring. Nobody knows if he was my brother or my mate. Sadly he died during the first week from a tick related disease. He was just too thin and weak to survive. I was the lucky one and you can see how magnificent I am today. I love my large kennel and adore hunting all the small animals that pass through my territory. You can see what happened to me when I attacked a porcupine. I have done this three times and will continue until I finally get the better of one of them. I don't like other dogs too much, but I adore my human family. I love to sit on the sofa with them and kiss them with my huge wet sloppy tongue. I also love to howl and I am the lead vocalist here!
News Bonnie.
The methyl Cobalamin is in the post it should be here any day now. We are all praying to the big doggy in the sky to help her walk again.

News Harry.
Harry suffered an ear infection and also had his teeth cleaned this week.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Little One

Mmy name is 'Little One' I have been here nearly five years and am one of the originals. I was found in the streets very thin and very afraid. I used to wet myself everytime a human came near me. Now, I am very different I am cuddly and love attention. I share a kennel with Cassie and constantly irritate her. I bite her ears and steal her food if I can. I am certain that she is afraid of me even though I am only half the size of her.

Pebbles

Ola! I am Pebbles! I was found living by the community rubbish skip with my four pups. I had abandoned two of them because I was so tired and hungry and I didn't have anymore milk. It was during the rainy season so we were all very wet and hungry, caked in mud and rotting food remains from the rubbish. Wow we smelt bad. My mom thought that I was a black dog because I was so dirty. I am daddy's favourite because I am so sweet. Everybody calls me an Angel although when nobody is looking I do naughty things. I am good at catching mice and occasionally bring leave them in my mom's bed for her. She loves my presents! I nearly died once with a disease that filled my mouth and throat with warts. Mom saved me though! I love living here with my friends.

Dancing Dog

Everybody who loves dogs should see this amazing and moving film at http://breathingeasy.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/dog-dance/

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Panda


Hi I am Panda this is me ill in a neighbours garage. I am very thin and am heavily pregnant I had no where to go and the neighbour wanted me out of her garage ASAP. She wouldn't even give me a bowl of water. I began to cry a lot until the nice English lady came and rescued me. She took me straight to a vet. I collapsed and lost all my pups and was very ill for a long time. I am now totally recovered and happy with my friends here. I have put on a lot of weight and I am less nervous now, although I will always be a nervous dog. The top photo is me now hiding behind a plant because I don't like cameras.

Misty


Hello, My name is Misty and I am truly barking mad. It isn't my fault! Something happened to me when I was young and I have never got over it. I take diazepam everyday to keep calm because anything out of the ordinary can set me off. I am very clever and can open door bolts and attack furniture and clothing whenever I want. Sometimes I try to bite other dogs too. My mom has an awful lot of patience with me and never gets angry with my bizarre behaviour. I am extremely loving with her but I don't go near anyone else or let them put a hand on me. I have tried to bite several vets and visitors to the house. Apart from these little defects I am a very good dog.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

jessie


Woof !
I am Jessie I was found at around six months old. I have an egg shaped bump on my head where somebody bashed me on the head. I later suffered a cerebral lesion which left me paralysed for nearly a year. I had to learn to walk, eat, pee and everything all over again. It was hard going but I made it. It took me a year to learn to climb on the sofa or onto my mom's bed. I am still deficient but I can run and do doggy things. I am not so agile as the others and walk a little crooked, but I get on fine. Below are some of my photos thre's one of me very young and one of me after I recovered. The one above is me during the dark days of my paralysis.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Street dog in Brazil


Hi I am Bonnie. I am a street dog from Brazil. I was found dying from hunger and maggot infested sores in the state of RJ. An English couple took me home with them and treated my many infected sores. I had a hole from one side of my knee to the other which finally prevented me from walking. They managed to cure this and for two years I had a great life even though I was at least ten years old when they found me. I finally experienced love from humans!Bow Wow! All was fine until I developed diabetes. I have been ill for nearly two years with diabetes and now I can't walk due to diabetic neuropathy. I am just one of thirteen dogs that they care for and I cost a huge amount of money to maintain. I need: insulin, regular blood and urine tests, special ration and food, I am plagued by other problems at the moment I have water in my lungs, I get regular ear infections due to some cruel person cutting my ears off, I have regular urinary infections and all this cost money. My mom and dad are trying to get some medication for me called Methyl Cobalamina, which is not available here in Brazil. My mom wrote to a company called New Beginnings in the USA to see if they would donate some, but they said they couldn't at the moment. Nobody told us why. These are just some of the reasons that Emmy and all of us are asking for donations. My mom and dad aren't rich. they do the best they can. We have good news today a company in England called Vitamins Uk at www.vitaminuk.com
has said they will be happy to donate some methyl cobalamin for me. Everybody here and most of all me are hoping this will get me up and walking. It would be a miracle. I dream of walking around the garden and digging a few tunnels just like I did in the past.

Bonnie


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cassie

Hi I'm Cassie,
I am a chocolate coloured labrador. I was thrown on the streets at around two and a half years of age because I had severe displasia. I was found by my mom living by a rubbish dumpster and eating from there. I also was full of magotts and berne flies (more than 50). My mom didn't have any room for me at the time and her financial situation was difficult. So she tried to feed me and treat my infested sores in the street. This didn't work because a group of people kept beating me up. So I moved to a new part of the streets. My mom was worried and looked for me for six weeks and when she finally found me I could hardly walk anymore. She immediately put me in her car and took me home with her. She said she couldn't bare to see me living like this and I would surely die, if we didn't do something about my legs. I fell over a lot and had great difficulty walking. She nursed me back to health and then took me to the vets for xrays on my hips to see exactly what the problem was. I had displasia in both hips and the vet said it was the worst case he had ever seen. I is very expensive to do a hip replacement, so she opted for a different surgery that involves cutting off the head of the femur and creating a new articulation. First one side then the other was operated on. I have gained a lot of wait because I am a greedy lab, but hey! I am happy now. I still walk all lopsided, but I don"t have any more pain and I won't end up paralysed for life.



Emmy

hi I'm emmy a german shepherd living in Brazil with twelve other rescue dogs. My freinds were all rescued from the streets in Brazil. Most of us have disabilities. Cassie a brown labrador has displasia and has had two surgeries. Bonnie a large black dog without ears has diabetes and is paralysed, Jessie suffered a brain lesion, Misty and Panda were so badly beaten that they are nervous wrecks, but slowly getting better. It took Misty four years and a lot of tranquilisers to calm her down. Pluto the new puppy was found dying weighing less than a kilo unable to walk and in the process of dying. He survived and is now 19 kilos and still growing. We are looking for help with medication expenses and money to rescue more like my friends here. There is no help or charitable trusts here. All of our expenses are paid for by the kind English couple who didn't have the heart to leave us to die in the streets. They need help to continue this work. Space is no problem but money is. If you feel you want to help then please contact us. More money means more dogs saved. Brazil is a very cruel and dangerous country for us that have been abandoned. We need your help!

Emmy. If you want to see pictures of my friends then contact me I will post more.