Friday, July 17, 2009

This is so Sad

I have 2 beautiful Pugs that I may have talked about before. Abby and Lola. Lola was a rescue. My son and I saved her from traffic. We found her owner who seemed so happy to have her back only to turn around a couple months later and ask us if we would go get her out of the Humane Society..said she had been there a couple days...turned out she was there for over a week!
But anyway that is not the story I bring to you today. See the pictures above? We went to let our 2 Pugs in this afternoon and this poor starved Pug came in with them. At first I thought I needed new glasses. Then I just started crying. This gal is absolutely starved! Here's the kicker..Someone had to physically put her over our fence. I am confused...Maybe someone dumped her and she came to be starved and then someone else found her and thought to put her in our yard knowing we already have 2 Pugs and soft hearts. Or do you think someone just couldn't take care of her anymore and thought to bring her here before she died. It looks like she has had pups too in the recent past. She also has a white patch over part of one of her eyes. Cataract?
I scrambled some eggs..(thank God for the chickens) mixed them with some cottage cheese (thank God for the diet) and gave them to her along with dog food.
What else should I do for her as far as food goes? I am worried about her eating too much too fast. Any ideas would be appreciated.
I will do the best I can to take care of her even though we are stretched to our limits with dogs. (She makes 8) and it will be a bit before we have the money to take her to the vet.
This road is notorious for dumping unwanted pets, but I have never had someone actually put one in my yard.


Leslie said...

Wow. It never ceases to amaze me how cruel people can be. I guess we can be thankful that someone had enough heart to get this pup into your hands. Regarding food, another good diet for a delicate tummy is to cook some good old plain white rice and add some chicken. My girl had an upset stomach and the vet recommended this in addition to the cottage cheese. (And it's what I feed my other dog regularly to keep his allergies at bay.) Good luck and thank you for caring so much.

PlowandPony said...

Great idea Leslie! All I could think of was eggs and cottage cheese.
Rice and chicken is perfect!
Thank you!

Holly said...

With us it is kittens that are dumped down by the corrals. Some arrive smelling like they rolled in something dead, only they haven't. The smell is their own bodies dieing. We start them off on fresh goat's milk. Dogs I've know experience with but I did save a piglet who's stomach was shutting down from starvation.I learned it was imperative to give very small doses of goat's milk every few hours. Good Luck!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Bless you for taking care of this poor thing. The rice and chicken, eggs and cottage cheese and the goats milk all sound like great ways to put some weight on her. Just be sure you don't give too much at one time - smaller amounts more frequently is better. And monitor to be sure the food isn't too rich that it gives her the runs. Hope she fattens up quickly.