Earl’s recovery is taking longer than anticipated, but he is going in the right direction. Literally. Here he is — walking! These pictures are of Earl strengthening his legs through underwater treadmill therapy at Carolina Vet Specialists in Winston-Salem. He will be going twice a week for underwater treadmill therapy and therapeutic ultrasound to improve his range of motion. We will provide a detailed update on his condition in the summer newsletter.
Martha and the rescue Pyrs will be at the Charlotte Pet Expo on May 18 from 10-6. All Pyrents and Pyrs are invited to come. Martha also is looking for a few volunteers to help her staff the CGPR booth.
If you can help, please email her at email@example.com
*****To bring your dog to this event you must have it on a leash and proof of vaccinations. They will not let you in if you don’t have those.*******
The Dog Park at Tanglewood is having an event on May 5th from 1 pm – 5 pm to celebrate the opening of the new dog park. CGPR will have a booth at this event and at 4:00 pm there will be a dog rescue parade. Everyone is invited to come and bring their dogs.
CGPR would love to have some volunteers help with the booth and to take a rescue Pyr to this event. If you can help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earl is back in rescue and is very happy to be home! Thank you for all your well wishes and concern, we will be able to post more updates as Earl rehabs here at the rescue in his quest to walk normally again. Earl will not be at the Pyr-Nic this Saturday, but wants you to come help us celebrate while he rests.
Thank you again to everyone who donated to help Earl get his surgery and to the vets at NC State for all they did.
Pyrent/volunteer Cindy visited Earl again today and send an update. Earl was sound asleep, resting comfortably while she was there. They had him up and out to walk prior to her arrival so he was tired out. He’s not eating well, and she left him some bones for when he wakes up. She stroked his head for the allowed 20 minute visitation, but he didn’t open his eyes. She left him with all of the positive energy transference shecould muster. She also whispered that Momma Martha was going to visit him soon!
On Thursday, March 21, Earl had surgery at NCSU to rebuild his left hind leg. The operation took a grueling 8 and ½ hours, but the surgeon thinks it was a success.
Earl is now recovering. These pictures were taken of him one day post-op. He may be resting here, but when he was visited by a Pyrent/volunteer he smiled from ear to ear! He had just been out with the physical therapist to go to the bathroom. He is in a cozy little spot with a very soft mattress. When she arrived they had just given him some pain medicine, so he sat with his head in her lap. She massaged him until he fell sound asleep.
Everyone at NCSU is wonderful and he has lots of visitors from the staff and students. Megan, who is his dedicated student, is awesome. Once he is up and moving more we will try to make a video of them together and post it. Oh, he didn’t want us to post these pictures of his bare butt, but we told him that everyone loves him wants to see how well the surgery went for him!
Day two post-op: Early in the day, Earl was up and walking around on four legs! Everyone cheered him on. It was a big effort, and afterwards, he was ready for a nap. Our Pyrent/visitor spent her twenty minutes rubbing him under his ears, which helps him forget the discomfort on his other end. He hasn’t had much of an appetite, but we are hoping he will start eating this weekend. It is ind of hard to eat laying down unless you are used to it. Stay tuned for more updates!
Peaches is a young female and is about 1 1/2 years old. She is just a tiny wisp of a thing, but has a lot of love in that little package. Peaches doesn’t just wag her tail, she wags her whole body and appears to have a perpetual smile on her face. She may be a small Pyr (mix) in stature, but she has a great big personality. Peaches likes to play soccer and enjoys all sports. She loves Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. She’s recently been trying to master the pogo stick. She’s doing very well!! If you don’t believe us, come see her. You’ll be sure to fall in love!! She is just Pyrfect!