Flash - Available for Adoption
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
Age: 3 yrs old
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchip: AKC Reunite
Cats: Not tested
SPECIAL NEEDS: Addison's Disease
Flash requires a small daily dose of oral prednisone (0.75mg) and percorten every 28 days via SubQ injection (1.0ml) and we are reducing his percorten. He will need his electrolytes tested about every 3-6 month once he is stabilized on percorten. Yearly vaccinations need to be given individually rather than in combo. We will require extensive discussions with adopters veterinarian to ensure proper care and keeping up with latest treatment protocols. WGSPR will also be following up with adoptive family on a more frequent basis and we require the adopters to join CARE - an Addison Dog Support group. More information on Addison's Disease can be found at: https://canineaddisons.org/
Checking in from Camp Wilderness:
Lately I keep hearing this weird word quirky, then my Foster parents look at me and laugh a little. Not sure why I am just trying to find a cooler place or way to stretch out to lay down to rest after playing with foster brother Max, I get really hot and tired. Then I hear it again after the ice dispenser gives it's gifts, and I dash into the kitchen from a sound sleep. I love ice cubes. I definitely try to find the warmest spot in house; my foster-parents build me fires in the winter time, so I can snuggle up on my cot and fall asleep right in front. Now it is summer, my foster-mom can't always take us outside, because she says it is too warm. She is so nice, she leaves the curtains open so the sun shines on my pillow and I can be warm again. The best part is when I get to go lay out on the deck; I would stay all day but my Foster-mom can't and I like her an awful lot so I want to go where she is all the time.
Mornings are the best, I really like it here. I wake up on the couch and yawn then I hear Foster-mom giggle. She always calls it my mini-siren. I get down and go find her. I am so happy I feel like wiggle dancing upside down. I get belly rubs this way; they are the best. I wait very patiently by the door to get my collar on to go outside; if I poke my nose in the crack of the door I can smell what it is like out there before the others. Then we all go outside to check for intruders; these birds keep nesting in this house in the yard I find it very vexing that my Foster-mom doesn't let me climb the pole to get them. There is so much going on around the yard with the birds and all the people. My Foster-mom really appreciates me alerting her to all the action, but sometimes she says I need to learn the differences in the good noises and the bad noises. So we are are still figuring out which are what, but I think she needs to know about all of them anyway. Well, I think I want to chew on this bone some for awhile, so guess that is all for now.
Bye, From Flash, the Dash @Wilderness Campground
Greetings from Camp Wilderness:
My foster parents having been working very hard to help me get more healthy while I have been with them I have leaned down quite a bit and my coat looks so shiny, we know now that I that definitely need .75 mg of Predisone on a daily basis to help me with my Addison's Disease. We have been trying to find the right monthly dose of Percorten, so far we are down to .07 cc. This amount has sustained me enough to check what is on the counters regularly, although my foster mom keeps them really clean. I don't get many snacks, I'm kinda bummed out.
There are some many birds in the back yard that I can watch and chase them around all day. My foster parents even got me another foster brother to play with at first I didn't like him very much, but now I like him best, we play all the time. He has helped me learn to share and how play easy on him like mom says all the time. The best of all is snuggling and getting to play with my foster mom she is my favorite. I don't like it when she isn't around it make me very upset when she goes somewhere without me. My foster dad is okay I guess he isn't as great as my foster mom though, but he is growing on me. You'll have to excuse me I think I smell something in the kitchen I better go check the counters again there might be something good, or at least I might be able to ask for an ice cube those are good also.
6/1/18: When watching butterflies is not a calming activity....
Love Flash, "Mom it has my ball!!!"
5/27/18: From Camp Wilderness, When it is too warm outside to sunbathe, one must do so in the comfort of air conditioned house on comfy pillow.
My morning wresting session with my foster-brother Max which can turn
into a afternoon wrestling session with my foster-brother Max.
Sun bathing part-time when I am not outside lying in the sun.
Love, Flash the Dash
Greeting from Camp Wilderness:
My name is Flash, the Dash or a least that is what my foster mom keeps calling me. She is always telling me that I am quick to run after birds in the yard, after any ball or toys that are in play and pick up on any conversation that might be about my foster brothers that really doesn’t concern me. My foster mom says I am so smart, but really stubborn. I am not sure what she means by that.
She tends to get mad at me when I get up on the counters in the kitchen, but I can’t help it the smells are so good. I eat all they give me, and I try to get into the food bin but they have it locked for some reason. I love ice cubes, I gotta have one every time someone gets one out of the place they come from, one of these days I think I might be able to get it myself.
I love all the pillows they have to sleep on, and they let me sleep on the couches to snuggle with them when they are watching TV but they also let me sleep there at night. I do still not understand this getting on the bed and staying on the bed; there is just so much going on that I got to go check on things quick, then come back. The foster parents aren’t keen on up and down, this getting permission thing is rougher than I thought.
I love going outside, there are so many birds, and my foster mom has to remember to put a special collar on me so I remember to stay in the yard. It is not like I forget where I live, I just don’t like to stay in the yard when chasing the birds they fly all over the place and I like to go with them. The sun is so nice I would lay in it all day if it wasn’t for the birds flying over me.
My foster mom taught me how to play Chuckit, now I can bring it back and let go with out smushing it too much, I like smushing it, it is so much fun. I also like kick ball, but I still have a difficult time sharing the balls with my foster brothers. I like to steal them; my foster mom calls me a ball bully. My foster dad thinks that I didn’t socialize with many other dogs or people, so I am still figuring it out. I like tussling with my foster brother Max, he is fun. He teases me running away with the kick ball, and not taking it back to our foster mom so she can kick it again.
There were times when I first got to this new place when I didn’t feel so good and my foster parents took me to the vet so much, but they have been taking real good care of me and I have been feeling so much better. I have a ton more energy and my foster mother says she thinks I am getting “crafty”, I don’t know what that means, but I am having so much fun when we go on walks around the campground and go for rides in the truck. I love meeting new people, but I like to bark at them when they come to my house just to let them know it was my house first. I am protective of my people they have been taking really good care of me and love me often. I am sure there will be more to tell you later, but I think I want to nap now. Sleepy from Camp Wildness! Goodbye