June 20th, 2001
Please click HERE to see a very special friend of Bowser, named Buddy. Buddy needs EVERYONE'S help!
UPDATE!!! April 17, Bowser have new friend need help, named ANDY!! Please click HERE to see Andy!
PLEASE HELP BOWSER VERY SPECIAL FRIEND BOGIE & BACALL
One day, Bowser hear saddest news ever, from him friend Kim:
Dear Droolers, My post is not of the lighter side. Yesterday was one of the worst days of all my years in rescue. We were called on by a landlord (slumlord, if I may say so myself) because his tenants had moved away leaving 2 bassets behind. this was several months ago and the bassets have been moved from backyard to backyard only to continue starving to death. Another dog had died of starvation in one of his tenants basements.
Bob and I made the trip to pick them up yesterday afternoon. This was in a very bad (crackhouse, drive by shooting ) part of Kansas City. Just getting to the landlord's front door was not easy. Getting the boards from in front of the gate was not any easier, but getting those 2 starving creatures was worth every obstacle. One male and one female. Skin and bones. the female had a gaping wound on her one side. Of course the vet was waiting for us when we got there. Most everyone would be repulsed by these two bassets but they were so wanting of a gentle hand.
The male is approx 8 years old, neutered, a couple lumps that need removed, teeth need cleaning. The female (approx 10 years old) fared much worse.The wound is a tumor that ruptured and that the flies had been feeding on, another mass that made her look like an intact male from behind, very bad eyes and terrible upper respiratory. Surgery is out of the question in their compromised conditions so we will convalesce until we are stonger. Checkups complete - we headed home to make them comfy. and to await the HW test results.
The news was not all good. Seems our boy is negative and our girl is positive. They are now named Bogie and Bacall. And we will love and feed and make them comfy. We will send Bacall to the bridge next week. I wanted a few days with her to make sure she knew she was loved and fed and comfy before she left this world. And so it goes in the world of rescue. as ever, Kim Dunn and all the 4 leggers of the Hoof and Hound Farm in Paola, KS Mid America Basset Rescue
Make him want sit, cry, especially poor Bacall, too sick to be save.
Then Bowser mom show him picture:
Him think Bogie maybe need little bit hairbrush, then him remember it not so long ago HIM look like that!
Every night, Bowser say little "Now I lay me" and him always add Bogie & Bacall. Especially Bacall, she so sick and only few days left to live. Then him hear more news one day, think THIS MIRACLE!!! THIS BEST THING EVER!!! Here what Bowser mom read him:
These two horribly treated bassets have bounced back like little troopers. They are so loving and animated. I have not sent Bacall to the bridge. Remember Bacall has 1)ruptured open tumor on her side 2)Heartworm positive 3)another tumor on her belly. It is hard to believe that just 2 weeks ago her eyes were rolling back in her head and she could bearly move. Met with the vet yesterday and our plan of action is such. On Tuesday June 13 we will do an x-ray to evaluate the progression of the heartworm and check for other tumors. If that looks ok - we will operate to remove the ruptured tumor. So we will need lots of white light and basset prayers slung our way that day. These 2 will become poster children as such. I have 2 events in the next 2 weeks and hope to raise some much needed funds to cover their expenses. I will try to post an updated pic soon. as ever, kim
Today him hear that Bacall HOME!! She have operation and everything go okay. That not the end for poor Bacall, she still need heartworm treat, and whole nother operation!! That very very HARD for a girl. She need LOTS prayers. She also need little bit financial you-know-what!!
Ajax, Ethel, Bowser, save up allowance send to HELP BACALL!!
Bowser hope all Bowser friend help Bacall, too!!! Please send check to:
Mid America Basset Rescue
39330 W. 287th St.
Paola, KS 66071
LOOK AT BACALL NOW!!!
This Bacall after first operation, she have more than twenty stitches, but Bowser think she look very happy anyway!!! She know she ON HER WAY NOW!!!
Update!!! In October, Bowser hear from Kim that Bacall very very sick again. Need NOTHER operation, and nobody really know if Bacall make it. But guess what??? Bacall SUCH a fighter, she do it again!!! Bowser think, Bacall just finally get good life, maybe want hold onto it for a while!
Now Bogie, Bacall, read for FOREVER HOME!!! You want see? go here: MABR
Arizona Basset Rescue needs help, too!
Won't Bowser Friend Help save ANNIE???
Today Bowser hear very sad news from him
friends at Arizona Basset Hound Rescue.
Annie need EVERYBODY help, make her
Annie need operation, cost lots lots ROAST BEEFS!! Annie SO grateful all friend who
help, she send you very special T Shirt!!!