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4 hours ago, jetophile said:

Big dog person here. Good on you for saving a pitty mix.  I won't get into a moral or ethical discussion about people paying a breeder for a Pitbull/Mastiff/Cane Presario, etc. when hundreds of thousands of perfectly healthy dogs get gassed every year because it's a very multi-layered and complicated subject; but I will say there's a lot of naivete, stupidity, recklessness, lack of committment, lack of responsibility, a throw away mentality and often very unrealistic expectations involved. 

Here's my nut, Henry the Dog in our patchy, grody neighborhood park playing frisbee that no one was allowed in because of COVID-19. As you can tell, we ignored the sign because nobody was freaking in it.

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And then there's always . . .  BEFORE!:

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AFTER!

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He loves the car, which is brand new ground for me because every dog that I've ever adopted has been a major panic mode jackass in the car to the point of almost making me run off the road. Oh, man, the near death with  dogs while driving stories. Good luck, Klecko The Dog!

Nice.

 

Klecko was a breeder dog that was beaten and chained up outside.

He was heartworm positive when I adopted him.

He is about half of the way through the treatment and it's been rough. He has coughed up blood, developed a UTI and has been on and off of prednisone and painkillers and antibiotics.

He seems to have turned the corner, though. He is doing well and seems as happy as a dog who has a freakishly large appetite due to prednisone can be.. He has a checkup on Thursday and then will go for his final two shots the first week of October. 4-6 more weeks of low activity and then if he tests negative, he will finally be able to just be a dog for the first time in his life.

 

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4 hours ago, jetophile said:

Big dog person here. Good on you for saving a pitty mix.  I won't get into a moral or ethical discussion about people paying a breeder for a Pitbull/Mastiff/Cane Presario, etc. when hundreds of thousands of perfectly healthy dogs get gassed every year because it's a very multi-layered and complicated subject; but I will say there's a lot of naivete, stupidity, recklessness, lack of committment, lack of responsibility, a throw away mentality and often very unrealistic expectations involved. 

Here's my nut, Henry the Dog in our patchy, grody neighborhood park playing frisbee that no one was allowed in because of COVID-19. As you can tell, we ignored the sign because nobody was freaking in it.

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And then there's always . . .  BEFORE!:

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AFTER!

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He loves the car, which is brand new ground for me because every dog that I've ever adopted has been a major panic mode jackass in the car to the point of almost making me run off the road. Oh, man, the near death with  dogs while driving stories. Good luck, Klecko The Dog!

Awesome. I love dogs too, way more than people.

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1 hour ago, The Crusher said:

Awesome. I love dogs too, way more than people.

I opted out of kids, childless by choice if that tells you anything, lol. "Your biological clock is ticking . . . " "Great! C'mon, menopause! Are we there yet? Wooooo!" I officially became a crone this Feb., threw a party.

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On 9/14/2020 at 7:08 PM, Klecko73isGod said:

Nice.

 

Klecko was a breeder dog that was beaten and chained up outside.

He was heartworm positive when I adopted him.

He is about half of the way through the treatment and it's been rough. He has coughed up blood, developed a UTI and has been on and off of prednisone and painkillers and antibiotics.

He seems to have turned the corner, though. He is doing well and seems as happy as a dog who has a freakishly large appetite due to prednisone can be.. He has a checkup on Thursday and then will go for his final two shots the first week of October. 4-6 more weeks of low activity and then if he tests negative, he will finally be able to just be a dog for the first time in his life.

 

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Double blessings for adopting a Heartworm+ dog. Keep us posted. Klecko the Dog, meet Marty the Cat . . . (no picture, sorry, but an orange Tabby). 

My rabid Jets fan friend, Vinnie, had a cat named Marty - Marty Lions, with an 'i' because it was a cat, heh - and of course because he loves Marty Lyons (who doesn't?). He found Marty with a huge head wound (hit by a car) on the side of the road years ago. Marty was a little off because of his head injury, and would only let Vinnie touch him.

Anyway, I always thought it was great naming a cat Marty Lions for Marty Lyons, but there's a secondary reason to the primary reason, that being he named Marty for Marty because Marty Lyons was a bleeder. LMAO.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

That’s my two babies. Bruno is my 18 month old French Bulldog. He’s the hardest head dog I’ve ever owned. Think he has Tourette’s. But sweet loving baby. 
 

Other is my GoGo Juice. 6 year old rescue female. My ball drive dog. Loves playing fetch. Sweetest animal I’ve ever owned. I got kids too, but they are grown doing their thing and now my dogs are my babies. F746B32F-E3D8-42C0-B7E6-574A711275F2.jpeg

French Bulldogs are, er, difficult! GoGo looks like a person, haha. Anxiety about an algebra test, someone farted, could go either way. Oh . . . it was Bruno.

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18 hours ago, jetophile said:

Update and more dog mugs, please. Inquiring minds want to know.

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Klecko is doing great!

Had his shots on Oct. 2nd and 3rd and is feeling great. It's been tough keeping him on low activity but we've got six more days.

His next checkup is Monday morning and if all is well he finally gets to just be a dog.

 

 

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On 11/18/2020 at 2:16 PM, Klecko73isGod said:

Well my boy is 100% heartworm free!

He has a couple more weeks of low activity before he can truly be unleashed on the world but it's getting tougher every day to stick to that because he is feeling good and full of energy. 

Now that he is off meds completely his personality is really starting to shine through and he's just a big goofball that lives for belly rubs - just like his old man! (Right @JiF?)

 

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I love all the loose mouth skin. All the better to moosh, stretch, and make comical faces with! Er, not that I've ever done that with any of my dogs or anything. 😏 

You did a kind thing. Your dog will remind you a million times over.

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Klecko is now 100%!

He loves to play fetch and tug and has starting singing from time to time.

It has been amazing to watch this dog transform from a scrawny, sick and frightened puppy to a big, strong, happy dog. 

He is the best decision I've ever made.

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