July 8, 2009


QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Dogs require loving attention, but they give back more than they
receive." -- Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Hi friends,

Today Mommy went to see if there was any news on our dear sweet Joanie, that so many in the DWB community and the world have been praying will survive the horrible condition she was found in. There was an update done today so Mommy wants to share it and the new pictures with all of you.

The Vet says Joanie is a standard and, we think, black/tan dachshund. The book says she should weight 18 pounds plus. The picture below is of one of DROH's available for adoptions males....his name is EDDY. This is the way, we hope and pray, she will look someday.


July 8, 2009 - This update comes from Joanie's foster mom. "Joanie has been on pancreatic enzymes for a little over a week now. She's been very interested in eating, along with getting up and around more. She has varied her menu and is dining on two different brands of kibble, Wellness still seeming to be her favorite. The dry food is down all the time for her, and 3 times a day she also gets her serving of wet food with the enzymes mixed in. She recently took possession of a huge dog bed – it actually belongs to one of my Lab rescues, but she found it one day and has made it her own. The center pillow has been replaced by one of her favorite comforters though, because she was having a tough time burying herself under that big pillow! It stays under the desk in the office, right next to the computer station and she can peek out and check on me periodically. She had lost a little weight, but is back up to 8.5 pounds. Her first rib, closest to her chest, is almost gone from sight! We continue the Winstrol only once a day now and just this week when I had the Vet call in a refill for her, the young lady at Veterinary Pharmacies of America said that the owner had read her story and was so touched by what we were doing for her that he instructed them to refill Joanie's prescription at no charge!"

She has come a long way but still has a very, very long way to go but with so many supporting her, both with prayers and donations, Mommy says she is sure she will make it and maybe someday be running & playing just like Eddy does. If you look closely at the pictures, you can see just what her foster Mom says "her first rib, closest to her chest, is almost gone from sight". Pawsome News!!!
May God bless and keep her in the palm of his hand.
Love, kisses and {{{Huggies}}}......Mona & the Mommy


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

She's made some grrrreat progress!

Tank woo fur sharing!


chicamom85 said...

My Mom and I are praying so hard for this beautiful baby. It seems like she is coming along and hopefully will be fine. Mommies eyes are leaking right now and she wishes we could rescue more dogs.Thank you for sharing that.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Lacy said...

w00fs, she still iz very skinny..but at least she makin progress...thats wonderful they iz refillin he meds fur free...

b safe,

Boo Casanova said...

that is good news indeed. mom said i've lost some weight. but those ribs are... ok, hope not to offend anyone, but a scary sight. i hope she gets well very very very soon.

please update again. the next one i hope she'll gain more weight.

wet wet licks


Alasandra said...

She is making progress. We will continue to purr for Joanie. ~S,S,C & F

Stanislaw said...

It makes my heart happy to see a pup with a full belly! Way to lick that bowl clean wee Joanie! Keep up the good feasting and the feisty attitude that earned you a mondo-sized bed.

The OP Pack said...

Wonderful news!!! Just seeing how she is standing in those photos makes it look like she is much stronger. Thanks for the pupdate.

woos, the OP Pack

Fred said...

Thank you for the update! Glad she is doing so well, and I hope she is 100% soon!

Nibbles Treats said...

Thank you so much for the update. She looks sooooo much better!

Lots of treats,
Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Mack said...

We just know Joanie is on the mend for sure.

I hope her appetite is as good as mine real soon!

Lady Kaos said...

I can't wait until you can show us pictures without her ribs showing!

Asta said...

IT's wondewful that Joanie keeps pwogwessing, even if it's slowly.
That poow dawling, evey time we see hew we want to cwy but also get weally angwy.
Thank you fow giving us updates and I pway that she will be like Eddy someday
smoochie kisses

Raising Addie said...


We can soooo tell that the first rib is almost gone from sight!

It still breaks our heart to see this sweet baby but we are sooo happy that she is improving!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

the Corgi Girls said...

Poor baby, so glad she is getting such great care and attention! Only the best for her!

LOTS of love,
M & I

ocmist said...

OMGosh! That poor baby! It's been a while since we've visited and we hadn't heard about Joanie. We are so very happy that she is getting the care that she needs and is getting better and better, and now we will also add our prayer for her!

My Mom has rescued a few horses that were in that condition, and we know how hard she worked to keep them alive and to get them better! She's told us about one little Shetland pony that couldn't even stand when he was found, but once she and her friends got him into good shape, she had Babe for 25 years. I was still very young when he went to the Rainbow Bridge, but he looked like a miniature black stallion and was really smart and did tricks even though he was pretty old by then.

Mom cried and cried when she saw these pictues, but she was so glad that Joanie is under good, loving care, and she just loved looking at all the Doxie pics as we caught up on your country trip, etc. She'd always had Doxie/Chihuahua mixes before she got my Daddy and Mama. Thank you for caring! OC

The Animal Doctor said...

thank you so much for giving us an update of joanie. it makes us cry just looking at her frail figure, but we are glad that she is making an improvement. we are praying for her complete recovery. and we pray for people who shower her with love and care. may God bless them.

lovelots, trudis

Anonymous said...

Oh it is great to hear how well Joanie is doing! I pray she will get the weight and hair back soon.

Woohooo on the free refill!!!!

Mack said...

Mom & Dad are going to the dog show on the 18th so I guess they will see you there!!!