Re: Gracie & Ruth - 2 GSDs from TN
Thanks Shannon for posting the pictures. I love the one with her ears straight up (right above the bath picture). It is night and day compared to her shelter picture. She looks so much better already. Keep up the good work and I would love to see a picture of her with all her "babies". LOL
Gracie is doing well except that she still wants nothing to do with my dogs. She has a bit of a napolean complex. She is just trying to act all big and bad to make up for only having three legs. It is pretty funny to watch this little sweet girl turn into a barking monster at the site of another dog. I have been letting her sniff noses with Buddy (my foster that is very good with other dogs)and she has finally stopped barking at him long enough to sniff him back. I keep telling myself baby steps, baby steps.
I also talked with my vet about if we should remove the rest of her leg. The vet explained that if the leg is "dead" and if she is dragging the limb around then yes it should be removed, but if she still has control of the leg and does not seem to be in any pain then there is no point in putting her through surgery to remove it. I was glad to hear that she will not need surgery, but I would still like to get another opinion on this to make sure.
We are still looking for a rescue to help get the word out about this girl and find her a foster home (I can only keep her short term) or forever home. Shannon can correct me if I am wrong, I believe she is UTD on all her shots, but has not been spayed. She is healthy other than an ear infection. She is housebroken and kennel trained. She has not gotten into one thing that she is not suppose to and is very sweet and loving. She needs to be socialized with other dogs obviously and we have not tested her with cats and children.
GSD Rescue of East TN
Liesel adopted 2/7/04
Judy rescued 1/16/05, foster failure
Trelkez owner surrender 9/27/07, foster failure
In loving memory of Jasmine 2/2/95-11/24/03, she has left this world but she will never leave my heart.