“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr. Seuss. #drseuss #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter
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In honor of my adopted Shiba Inu sis on this #nationalpuppyday is a series of #fbf pics of Halo. Swipe through.
Halo, who lost both eyes to glaucoma (one in Sept '16 & one June '17) is doing fantastic!
She's adjusted so well & hardly bumps anything. She regularly goes up/dn the stairs to/from the 2nd story like a champ!
She loves being out back (no fence so she's on a lead) taking in smells, noises, and laying in the grass. She's much more confident and adventurous outdoors because she knows there are less things she can bump into. When she goes down our walkway you wouldn't even know she's blind without looking at her.
If you aren't familiar with glaucoma please learn about it. Halo is a Shiba Inu.
They are not formally on the list of breeds known to be predisposed to glaucoma but the amount of cases of Shibas with glaucoma I know about say otherwise. Even if your dog isn't "on the list" you should familiarize yourself with this condition. Symptoms often present only when it's too late and people often mistake the symptoms as seasonal allergies.
If you are dealing with or have dealt with glaucoma in your pet please share your story here so we can spread awareness and hopefully save others from being caught off guard by sharing our experiences. Thanks for the continued well wishes!
#shibainu #glaucoma #glaucomasucks #blinddog #handicapable
** Special request from my adopted brother Roo to help a kitty with special paws similar to his.
....Sharing for @gkpetrescue - This kitty has special paws like me but her condition is a different one that can be corrected with surgery. Link to their FB post & fundraiser in my bio. .
Our poor kitty, Bunny! She was somehow living on the street like this. We got her picture and couldn't resist helping her. She is now staying at our vet, who said she needs a surgery called carpal arthrodesis to help her get better.
We're waiting on the estimate now, but orthopedic surgeries are usually in the $1500 range.
Can you help pay for Bunny's surgery? You can donate here, or using http://paypal.goodkarmapetrescue.org or on Venmo GoodKarma-PetRescue <3
She also needs a foster once we get her surgery taken care of, so if you want to foster pls apply at http://foster.goodkarmapetrescue.org
Do you have a story of a cat that seemed un-adoptable (like cage fright) or a feral or skittish kitty you socialized into a snuggle bug? Please share your story if you do.
And to think when we first brought Roo home he hid from us for days. He cried all hours of the night (LOUDLY). Day by day he got a little more comfortable and now he’s a total lap cat! He was terrified of being in a cage and is still terrified of carriers.
Sometimes cats just need time to adjust to new surroundings and people. If you’ve recently adopted or taken in a new kitty please give them space and let them come to you on THEIR terms.
Too often rescues and shelters encounter people returning adult cats within 48 hours of adoption because they think they’re not friendly. When you adopt a cat, especially an adult, you have to be prepared to have patience. Once you earn their trust you’ll likely be inseparable but sometimes it takes time.
Also, don’t judge a cat (or dog) by their disposition in a cage because it could just be cage fright. Once in an open roam room Rescue, Roo thrived and people could see more than an emotionally distraught shut down cat.
You never know what truly lies beneath the fear, sadness, and confusion of adult cats who have been abandoned.
Very honored to be one of the first to receive the latest addition to Dyson - the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute cordless stick vac which was just released to the public today! With up to 60 min run time this cordless vac is on a mission to make corded vacs a thing of the past!
Mamas favorite thing about the Cyclone V10 is how lightweight and maneuverable it is. She also loves how easy it is to switch any of the 6 attachment heads for different floor surfaces or even convert it to a handheld to clean up messes (eh-hem, fur) from the furniture, car, or stairs.
After giving the Cyclone V10 Absolute a test drive, we give it two paws up! .
Special #fbf of probably my favorite project ever with @oskar_the_blind_cat , Klaus, @iamlilbub , @princessmonstertruck , and @glogirly. This was so special because it was the first time we met any of these cats & their humans. It was really an honor to chat and work with you guys that day and I love the way the “cat selfie” turned out.
Earlier this week, we shared a post from Oskar’s humans about his sudden passing and seeing the tributes that have been posted since has been so touching and inspirational.
This one’s for you Oskar! You were a rockstar on this set and I feel privileged to have met you! Your humans are amazing, selfless people and are doing a tremendous job sharing oodles of memories, honoring you during this difficult time! You were an inspiration and made this world better during your 7 years here especially with bringing awareness to blind special needs pets among other charitable causes and you will be missed terribly! Sending good vibes, comforting thoughts, & love to your family, friends, and fans! You left a big paw print on this earth and will never be forgotten! XOXO
, Venus & Family!