Angelo (now Archie)

Angelo (now Archie)

Let the fun times begin! Angelo (now Archie) has arrived in his forever home and it will be a non-stop party.
He has a new pop and mom and grown skin brother. But best of all is his giant fur brother, Emmitt. His parents lost their special needs Boxers in the past year due to their age.
So now they have started over with a 12-month-old Golden/Great Pyrenees and 5-month-old0 Bulldog. Let the good times roll—all over the house! Archie and Emmitt forever!
Angelo joined rescue today at 13 weeks along with his mother and four siblings.
He is making himself at home and was greeted by the four resident dogs. They seem to have all become friends very fast. Angelo (Michelangelo was too long) obviously has some medical concerns, including an umbilical hernia that will need repair. He is still a puppy and developing, but his front legs are misaligned. We may have to do a little therapy or see the orthopedist if things don’t improve.
This boy is excited about getting a forever home.

5/4/21 Update:  Angelo checking in after my first full day in rescue. I never knew life could be so much fun. I played last night with some other dogs here. They are all different sizes and colors, but they all liked me. One even tried to wrestle with me.

Today I rode with some other dogs to visit everyone at the clinic. It did hurt my feelings a little when they made fun of the way my legs look crooked and the strange way I run. It is the only way I know how to run. But I could tell they all loved me. I got some shots, a nail trim, my ears cleaned, some eye drops for my goofy eye, and plenty of hugs.

On the way home, foster pop let me ride in the front! I was so much fun. I got to chew on the seat of his new SUV, eat the console, chew on the gear shift, and his cell phone. Hey, it’s what puppies do. This was all before we got a mile down the road. He said, “Angelo, don’t make me stop this car. If you do that one more time I’m stopping the car and you will not like it.” Let’s just stay in a minute of two he stopped the car and I laid in my crate pouting the rest of the way home. But we did stop at this giant store full of all kinds of dog stuff. He let me ride on a blanket in the basket so my feet wouldn’t touch the dirty floor. He bought me some new puppy-sized toys to chew on.

I’m tired and think I will take a nap. I can’t wait until tomorrow to see what happens.

5/10/21 Update:  How do you spend your day? For puppy Angelo it is spent running, playing and laying around. Sounds like the perfect life! There is the occasional trip outside to take care of business. He is a smart boy and is quickly catching on to the house training.

But he is a puppy and his attention span is about 15 seconds. He just constantly goes from one thing to another. He is sometimes very serious and the next instant he is just a playful goofball. He loves playing with his foster brothers. And yes, those little razor-sharp teeth chew on everything. Bare toes are his favorite!

His cherry eyes are getting worse and one bleeds some. They are also beginning to interfere with his vision. He is getting ointment and drops three times a day, but he is still having trouble. Dr. Larsen has decided to go ahead with surgery this Thursday. She will neuter him at a later time when he gets a little older.

5/14/21 Update:  Thanks to our supporters, we were able to fix foster boy Angelo’s cherry eyes today. They were starting to impact his vision and even bleed, so we had to act fast. He looks a little rough now and he’s sporting a satellite, but we trust his puppy high jinks will return soon.

5/16/21 Update:  Angelo had his much needed cherry eye surgery last Thursday. He still wears his cone some, but has been totally banished from playing with the other boys for two weeks. The swelling is going down and his eyes look better each day.

As he gets stronger with more muscle tone his legs are working better. They will never be straight like they should, but they will work almost normal. Dr. Larsen does not see the need for any surgery, just plenty of exercise. So we have started short walks on the leash. The first few minutes are an adventure, but he quickly settles down and does well walking a few houses up the street.

He tries his best to climb up into your lap, but he can’t quite make it yet. But his puppy teeth are like a buzz saw on your shoes and bare toes!

5/28/21 Update:  Angelo is very much the typical puppy. He plays until he drops! He has been such a delight to have around the house and my dogs have enjoyed him so much. His legs are benefiting from all the exercise and he is walking so much better. He received his second round of shots this week and his eyes are almost healed from his recent cherry eye surgery. This boy will make a wonderful companion for his family!