Make My Day Roscoe and Monty’s Story

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Monty is our most recent rescue. He is a Dalmation mix (possibly mixed with Jack Russell terrier – heavy sigh) and a real handful.

He had been with us for about a year and had been keeping the whole household busy with his boisterous activity.

My other dogs, Rommy who is a German Shepherd and Roscoe who is a German Shepherd mix, are extremely dog friendly but were losing patience with Monty as was I.  (We would never let him go we were just finding his personality a bit of a trial.)

Rommy and Roscoe understood each other and I understood them as German Shepherds.  None of us understood Monty, he was out of our realm.  We loved him, well I loved him, Rommy and Roscoe tolerated him because they love me.

Roscoe had not been feeling well for awhile and was getting worse.  He had been to the emergency vet and his regular vet  three times in one week with weird symptoms.  They couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him and blood tests were inconclusive.

I was really worried about him.  That night I woke up and checked on him at least every hour. I checked on him around 6am and he seemed alert and okay, this made me feel a little better about him and I was able to fall sound asleep.

An hour later at about 7am Monty, who was sleeping with me on the bed, suddenly jumped up and started barking.  He leapt off the bed and ran down the hall.  I was so sound asleep, if Monty hadn’t woke me up I wouldn’t have woke up to check on Roscoe that hour……

Monty had gone directly to Roscoe and was obviously destressed and worried about him.  Roscoe was unconscious and unresponsive.   I somehow I picked Roscoe up (90 pounds of limp dog) and carried him to my car – then racing him back to the emergency vet.

A different vet was on duty.  She took one look at Roscoe and said: “I’ve seen this before I know whats wrong with him, we don’t have time for the results of the blood test I need to give him a shot now or he won’t make it!”

He got the shot and he was soon regaining consciousness.  The vet told me that if I hadn’t brought him in when I did he would not have survived.

Roscoe has a disease called Addison’s which is hard to diagnose in dogs (people get this disease also) but it is realatively easy to control once you have the diagnosis and figure a treatment plan.

Roscoe has made a full recovery. Amazing things are happening, he is much more confident and his fur is truly annoying (before thin and sickly now has a really thick  coat of fur and sheds like a healthy German Shepherd double heavy sigh).

Monty still creates great havoc  in our house, his favorite target is Roscoe.

When Monty is up to his “special” antics I remind Roscoe who is usually his “special” target that Monty did save his life.

Roscoe lets out a triple heavy sigh and in the true noble German Shepherd fashion moves on with his journey.

 

 

Thank you to fellow tadpoles!

Part of my journey is thanking the people who supported me during my recent life changing events.

A very important group is my fellow tadpoles, affectionately named by my husband.

Thank you ladies for keeping the group going while I was struggling.

Thank you for being there when I needed you!

Thank you for making me laugh every time we get together (which for non-tadpoles is twice a week for deep water aerobics)!

Thank you for sticking by me and being there to listen to me these last 10 months.

We will persevere and get that synchronized swimming routine down!

We will not be cold this winter and it is okay to leave the building with wet hair!

We will continue to be there for each other!

Thank you again, it is amazing to have such a supportive group that knows my whole life and is just there for me.  What a comfort that I know I get to see you twice a week (unless it is snowing or someone is eating, tee-hee).

Love to you all!  Splish Splash!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Yogis

There are thousands of people I wish to thank for their support during my recent life changing events.

There is no one good place to start so I am going to have to pick a place in my mind and right now (since I just finished my yoga group a couple of hours ago) at the present time that is my fellow yogis.

There are so many people to thank that I just  have to start doing it and since I am starting tonight it is with my fellow yogis since we just finished tuesday night yoga together.  This is no reflection on the support all of you have given me just a timing thing since I’m starting tonight.  I just find myself strong enough tonight!

Thank you yogis for waiting for me to be strong enough to continue our group you don’t know how much this means and how much I love you for it.

Thank you Terry and John new Yogis to our group you don’t know my personal situation but your presence has been exactly what I need to move forward.  I hope to get to know you better but if your path takes you on a different journey don’t worry about it I enjoyed our time together.

Thank you yogis for waiting for me to be strong enough to get the group going again, you are so nurturing and supportive and loving you’ll never know how much you’ve helped me!  You waited for me to be strong enough to move forward and your confidence in me is amazing.

We are a group brought together by common goal and although our members change our group goal continues to be strong.  Our support of each other!

Namaste.