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Summer Sunrise

September 16, 2010 - 2:14 pm

Brittany - Tara you're so talented!

September 16, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Tara - Thanks Brittany! I'm still learning a lot, but love taking photos!

September 16, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Heather - My favorite is the 6th one! You are really getting good at this:-)

Baby Caitlin!

Baby Caitlin is about four months now. I love when babies have little pot bellies, but she is a stick! She’s just learning to smile. I went over to see her Saturday morning and of course brought my camera for some updated photos for her future scrapbook that I really need to start working on! Here are some of the pics.

September 13, 2010 - 5:37 pm

Lauren - she's beautiful!!!! I just emailed you! 🙂

Fostering – Part 3

Rudy is doing well. I took him in to Pet Helpers for a check up on Thursday because he was still just picking at his food. He did gain three pounds though in two and a half weeks. We stopped his heart worm pills because that can make it tummy hurt and probably interferes with him actually wanting food. I’ve noticed his appetite has seemed to pick up a little bit.

He’s been doing much better on the leash without pulling. He’s eating up some ground beef and chicken. He had a little run in with one of my cats today. No bites. I think the cat is just a little traumatized. Doesn’t really want to play with a dog. Dogs just don’t seem to understand that! Rudy’s fur is looking better and his ribs are starting to be covered with more fat! Hooray. Hopefully in two weeks he’ll be “fat” enough to get back to the shelter and up for adoption!

Fostering – part 2

I’ve been fostering Rudy for almost two full weeks now. He’s doing great, but still not eating nearly enough. He eats about one full bowl of food a day, but should at least be eating two. He LOVES the dehydrated chicken breast strips, but they are fat free, so they don’t put much weight on him.
Somebody at the shelter suggested hamburger, so I cooked up some ground beef for him yesterday and he just picked at it! He did a whole hot dog last night before bed. He is so loving and he’s happy all of the time except for when he has to go in the crate when I leave for work. I hate to walk down the stairs and hear him bark. He usually settles down within 60 seconds though.
I’m heading out of town for the weekend and dropped him off with a staffer this morning. Ah! My little baby! I’ll pick him up Monday and can’t wait!

The adventures of fostering part 1

I’ve been volunteering with Pet Helpers, a shelter on James Island for almost a year now. I first started walking dogs and then started taking their photos for the website. Somehow I just ended up as a foster mom! Rudy was found living with stray cats and he is severely underweight. He wasn’t eating much at the shelter, so they needed somebody to foster him to help fatten him up so he can be neutered and go up for adoption. I just picked him up Monday and what an adventure. He’s fairly potty-trained but likes to mark his territory for sure! He doesn’t like to eat much regular dog food even with the good canned food mixed in. Hotdogs and cheese however are like filet mignon to this pup. I’ve been feeding him some treats and then hiding the rest in his food to entice him to eat. It’s slowly working. He’s had two baths and now smells as sweet as he is loving. In just 48 hours he’s learned to sit. I’ve very impressed. He still learning how to work the stairs though.

This is certainly a lot of responsibility but I know it’s going to be worth it. I haven’t told my dog Baxter yet (he lives with my other half in DC). But I’m sure Baxter would be proud.

Oh. My nickname for his is Peter Cottontail. He has a little 6 inch nub of poofy hair that looks to be a tail. It NEVER stops wagging!