May 1, 2009



(picture courtesy of Checkers)

"To err is human, to forgive is canine." ---- Anonymous

Hi friends,

Here is a quick update on Joanie. These pictures are more stressful than the last ones but she has gained weight.There is still time to help her. Mommy was talking to one of the volunteers with ATDR about the Reliant Dog Show coming up in July. Wouldn't it be wonderful if Joanie was fat, sassy and healthy by then and she could be there working the kissing booth for ALL TEXAS DACHSHUND RESCUE while I am working ours for DACHSHUND RESCUE OF HOUSTON?
It never hurts to have a dream does it?

April 29, 2009 - Joanie had a small setback just after her 1 week update. She became a little aggressive and it was obviously from the steroids, so her dose has been reduced and she seems to have leveled off now and is more like her former self. She is so much stronger already and doesn't wobble or fall forward nearly as much as she did only a week ago. She's up and moving around more and even played a little with her blanket today. She went to back to the vet this morning and she weighed 8 POUNDS (without her bed)!! The vet's notes show she weighed 6 pounds on the 17th so she's gained TWO pounds! (Note - The baby scale was not right and we apologize for the inaccurate information.) All the prayers, good thoughts, boiled chicken and steroids have made a significant difference in Joanie's life. Please keep the prayers and good thoughts coming; Cindy will take care of the chicken and steroids!!

Love, kisses and {{{Huggies}}}....Mona


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

This is so sad! We will keep our paws crossed for Joanie.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed fur a great May fur Joanie!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I'm so glad that Joanie has gained 2 pounds even she still looks fragile! What is the average weight for a Dachshund? No, Moma, I dare not to ask about your weight, hehe!
I dream that Joanie will be healthy and sassy for ATDR in July(fat? you ask her if she wants to be, hehe).
I left you a message in the flower pot, ooops, post!
Love you

Winterdark said...

Hi Mona! Mom and I are glad Joanie is doing better. I saw that nice post you wrote about me, thank you! Mom needs to send you some more flower pictures from when they went away in March.


Checkers said...

this is too sad for me to deal with - you are amazingly kind to help the way you do.

Alasandra said...

We are purring for Joanie and Fenris is sending healing puppy licks. ~S,S,C & F

Raising Addie said...

That is so great that she has gained 2 pounds!!!

We are praying hard for this little girl. We just know that she is going to get the best forever home once she gets better.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Nibbles Treats said...

My heart breaks for her. How can life be so cruel to a special little girl? 2 pounds with many more to go!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Anonymous said...

Woohooo on the weight gain. That poor baby, I really really hate people sometimes!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed for Joanie! How sad this is for that sweet little girl!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

So painfully difficult to look at but it sounds like there has been some progress. All our best wishes and woos to her.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Tibby said...

Poor little Joanie!
I hope she continues improving every day! We will keep our paws crossed for her! Thanks for keeping us updated!
:) Tibby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona!
I am sure all the prayers, good vibes and good care Joanie is getting will make get better pretty soon!
Kisses and hugs

Stanislaw said...

Holy feasting. That wee pup is worse than I was when I showed up at the shelter. Tell Joanie not to worry -

From a boy who was once a very hungry skinny boy and who is now a manly beast... there is hope! And Joanie will be a gorgeous in a few months' time. We just know it. We are sending loads of happy wiggly spaniel vibes her way, and we can't wait to see photos of her sassy self come July!