The day I thought would never come finally arrived and I found my forever home.
Foster Mom and Dad took me to see a nice couple last week and on the way home, I told them I thought this family was the one.
I have a fur brother, Sarge, a fur brother cat, Mr. Kitty, and a backyard to run in and play. My new forever mom and dad are already spoiling me with a new harness and I got to sleep outside of the crate with my new brother Sarge. We had a good time. He told me all about the rules of the house and introduced me around. I’m going to like it here.
I know Foster Mom and Dad will miss me and I will miss them, but this is my forever home… a dream come true.
I really appreciate all Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue, Dr. Larsen and her staff, Foster Mom and Dad and, most importantly, all the fans who donated toward my medical bills to help me overcome all the obstacles. I couldn’t have made it without all of you. Just remember: there are a lot of other dogs out there just like me who need your help.
Whew, it’s so hot out there… I’ve actually lived outside my whole life, but no more!
Yesterday, my dad contacted rescue and the volunteers dropped everything to come right to my house to retrieve me. My parents realized they couldn’t give me the care I needed and it was not good for me to be outside anymore. When I got picked up, I was able to ride in the front seat with the A/C blowing my fur. It felt so nice.
I am 4 years old and weigh 49 pounds. I am active, yet well-behaved. I need a little dental work and they said something about being neutered.
But I’m in no hurry to get anything done or to go anywhere…. I am just going to lay here and chill in the air-conditioned vet clinic! Thanks to whoever invented air conditioning and thanks to rescue for being there for me.
7/3/20 Update: Hemi looks and acts great, but there are some problems under the surface. His tests came back and his blood work is all over the place. Most values are out of the normal range. Part of this is due to the heat and dehydration, but there are other, more severe issues that need to be addressed.
Hemi has pancreatitis and is anemic. He is also positive for heartworms and Dr. Larsen thinks it is an advanced case. He also has some blood and bacteria in his urine. But his most pressing problem is that he is in kidney failure. Dr. Larsen is not sure whether this is a permanent condition or not.They will start today on a KD diet, Doxycycline for the heartworms, IV fluids to help flush his kidneys and some specialized kidney meds.
This is just another sad reminder of why Bulldogs are not outside dogs and that all dogs should be on heart worm preventative.
7/21/20 Update: Foster boy Hemi is feeling better and was able to get some more exercise in the yard yesterday. Thank you for sending your well-wishes!
7/29/20 Update: This week’s lab tests are MUCH improved! He is no longer classified as being in kidney failure.
9/2/20 Update: You haven’t heard a lot from me because I have been at Dr. Larsen’s, where she and her staff have been getting me healthy.
9/6/20 Update: I am so embarrassed. Foster Mom and Dad put a diaper on me. I’m 4 years old and don’t need a diaper. I heard them saying something about marking and, BOOM. Next thing you know, I’m in a diaper. On the upside, they take it off when I go outside, so nobody sees me in it. I’m starting to hear “good boy” more now when I do my business outside.
9/15/20 Update: I have a bit of bad news to share. I will be off the market temporarily.
10/2/20 Update: It’s been about a week since I last reported and if you remember, I was not doing very well. I’m happy to report that I am feeling somewhat better, but Doc Larsen says I am still a sick boy. Something about heartworms… YUCK to whatever they are! My blood work came back and my kidneys are working well now, although Foster Mom and Dad are still taking precautions and giving me IV fluids twice a week. My pneumonia has improved, but I still have some raspy breathing and I cough really bad sometimes. Doc says this could be a result of the heartworm. Tose pesky heartworms again! I am on medication for that as well.
11/20/20 Update: I know it’s been a loooonnnnggg time since I have been able to post an update and there’s a good reason. I’ve been under house arrest in isolation.
2/11/21 Update:nnHey everybody. This is Hemi reporting in.Since FD and FM let me out of my crate I have discovered a whole new world. I’ve had two days of running around and exploring. I found this roundy thing and was chasing it around outside and decided I liked it, so I took it to my crate and it’s mine now.
I’ve also gotten to run around in the house, except I have to wear this thing around my waste, something about marking…not sure what that means. I just want the other dogs here to know I’m here. Anyway, I got to explore the house and wore myself out so I had to take a nap with my foster brother and LSBCR Alumnus Levi. He told me everything was going to be alright and to just chill out. So I did. Then I got to go into FD’s office and lay with my other foster sisters and take another nap. I like naps but there is so much to see and explore I don’t lay down for very long.
FM and FD are working with me on manners, i.e. personal space, barking and going outside to do my business. I don’t like being in my crate when everyone else s out and I make sure they know I am not happy. I got really excited earlier and nipped at FM’s leg. Boy, did I get scolded for that…she was not happy at all. I was just playing and didn’t mean to upset her but we are all good now.
Well, I would love to stay and chat some more but I think I need another nap and then I will start looking at applications and see if my furrever family is in there. WHAT??? You haven’t gotten your application in yet? What are you waiting for?
3/2/21 Update: Good Morning Everyone, Foster dad took me outside in this wet stuff to do my business and I didn’t like it at all. I immediately headed back to the door and was ready to go inside.
I’ve heard FM and FD say the word stubborn several times, and, I’m not sure what that means but I think it means I like to do my own thing. Although, I am learning to go outside, sometimes, and do my business and have learned some manners…even though that seems to be a work in progress. I’m just happy to be out of that crate. My favorite thing to do is go to work with FD and lay on the soft bed in his office while he works.
I have another doctor’s appointment later this month to get the final ok on my health so I can’t wait for that…I’m excited that I may find my forever home soon.
Here’s what I am looking for:
I enjoy walking on the leash, just not for long distances yet.
I like people, although a forever home with small humans might not be a good fit since I can be a bit rambunctious. (That’s a big word for me)
I get along with other dogs, not sure about cats since I’ve never seen one.
I will need to go to an experienced bulldog family who has patience and understanding to work with me and make sure I get my medicine with every meal. I will need to be on these meds the rest of my life so my forever family must be dedicated to making sure I have them.
I love attention and scratches and snacks.
I’ve come a long way since joining rescue and am now a happy, energetic boy who gets to live indoors.
If you haven’t gotten your adoption application in you need to get busy. Who knows, we may be a match and I could be you boy.