Brought with the wind
Our new fairy – tale heroes – Scarlett and Rhett.
Those fabulous creatures are another 2 luckies that got a chance thanks to our project Virtual adoption.
Once before, along with Jules and her family and friends, we succeeded in helping and happily rehomed a female dog – may be you remember beautiful Hopper who is now a happy English lady! Those people contacted us again some weeks ago with the request to help two brand new homeless souls. Scarlett and Rhett. Both of them appeared almost at the same time in the area where Jules lives and whether of necessity or because of love from first sight, they roamed together the unfriendly dangerous village roads… Come from the unknown, brought with the wind of life, with a history we will probably never learn, they ended in an area inhabited by other dogs. And understandably, those old dogs protected their region and our fairy – tale heroes were chased, bitten, unwanted. And some “well – wishers” were added to the common picture and they are used to stone homeless animals there….
So Scarlett and Rhett needed help really urgently. After organizing transport, appointments in the clinic, taking the animals and lots of other standard complicated situations, Scarlett and Rhett finally arrived in vet clinic Animo a couple of days ago. Being optimistic, as always, we directly made appointments for spaying/neutering, but as we expected – their conditions couldn’t allow such procedures…
Both of them had high temperature. It turned out that Scarlett has the skin form of Dirofilaria /repens/, but thank God, the test was negative and her heart is clear!
She got the needed medicine and we will treat her with antibiotic injections for about a week. Rhett’s condition wasn’t pinky too… Besides the temperature, anemia and the swelling under one of his eyes, he had high levels of leukocytes.
The vets suggested ultrasound for getting clearer idea for the reasons.
The test showed free fluid in the abdominal cavity, increased bladder, too intense peristalsis. The boy has serious diarrhea… We also made biochemical test to see the indexes; the things there are normal. He was prescribed two types of antibiotic injections, again for a week, and also good food. After a week we must take them both to the clinic for examination. Although Rhett’s blood didn’t show microfilariae, we will make the standard Dirofilaria test because this is the only certain way to throw aside this serious danger…
Both Rhett and Scarlett are feeling well.
Rhett’s condition improves with every day. Although it’s not really visible from the pictures, they both need to put on some weight for their sizes. They feed well; they are very kind and social and even being hard for some to believe this – you can read such trust and gratification in their eyes! They are two big, gentle, kind – hearted teddy – bears! And they love each other so much – just like their famous namesakes 🙂 They are together all the time, they look for each other and calm each other. When we make the antibiotic shots to Scarlett, Rhett anxiously looks at us and whines as if begging us not to hurt his beloved girl. And after we’re done he gently stroke his head at hers, as if telling her it would be all OK and he would look after her. They are really so sweet to look at! Scarlett is much more frightened than Rhett; maybe that’s why she awakens some kind of protective instinct in him. Her ears are cut; we don’t what else she’s been through but she definitely fears strangers and especially men. But no matter that, they are both very social and love to be cuddled. They are absolutely friendly to all kinds of dogs – small, big, young, old, males and females. They are both young animals – about a year and 2, 3 months old. When they are stable, they will be spayed/neutered. Already dewormed and deflead, microchipped and with passports.
We and Jules’ company will take care of those lovely dogs. What we need from you is to look into their eyes and recognize your long-term friend in them!