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. #Repost@roothekangaroocat
....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. #Repost@roothekangaroocat
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.