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08-13-2001, 05:23 PM
This poor dog!!! All bones! Warning, shock alert! http://web2.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?action=2&pet=422831&adTarget=468doggeneral

[ August 13, 2001: Message edited by: Sudilar ]

08-13-2001, 05:28 PM
I'm going to take the warning to heart, I don't think I can look!

08-13-2001, 06:42 PM



How is that dog alive?!?! She is obviously and angel on earth. God Bless her and my prayers are with her. There is nothing else I can say..... :(

08-13-2001, 07:54 PM
That poor, poor baby! :eek: It is truly a miracle that she is alive.

I hope she is able to live the rest of her life as a pampered pup.

08-13-2001, 11:29 PM
Oh that poor baby!! When I looked at that site it brought chills down my spine. I cannot believe that she is alive. I hope and pray that the she makes it through ok. No animal deserves that kind of treatment. How sad. :(

Daisy's Mom
08-14-2001, 12:51 AM
Oh my goodness!!! Hope is the perfect name for that poor little angel. I pray she gets adopted soon and taken care of the way she deserves. I hope she can overcome all of her problems and be truly loved. What a sad story, what a frighteningly skinny body, and yet what a pretty face.

08-14-2001, 08:07 AM
Poor baby! I'm glad that she is now under the protection of people who care.

08-14-2001, 11:41 AM
I just called and left a message to see if there is anything Mike and I can do to help this poor baby. As you know, we can't turn down any dog and we would surely take her if they needed us to. I wish the same fate on the stupid people who dumped her. I'm sorry I know that is harsh but I get unbelieavably angry when I see how cruel people can be to their pets who give them nothing but unconditional love even when treated the way Hope was obviously treated.

08-14-2001, 12:23 PM
That picture is a shock to look at. Hard to beleive that she is alive and standing. Thank god for who ever found her and got her help. Somethilng to be learned for humans also is - the will that dog had to survive is not to give up hope on anything.
I will pray for this sweet dog. I also hope that who ever left her behind will see this picture & think about it everday and carry that burdon.

08-14-2001, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by Sudilar:
<STRONG>This poor dog!!! All bones! Warning, shock alert! http://web2.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?action=2&pet=422831&adTarget=468doggeneral

[ August 13, 2001: Message edited by: Sudilar ]</STRONG>

That broke me.

She brings Hope to us all. What an angel. She is obviously destined to bring love to someone on this planet.

Kim S.

08-14-2001, 04:36 PM
Yes, when I saw it, I couldn't believe she was still alive. I wonder if she was dumped or got lost? She'll probably still have medical problems because of her extreme low weight. I pray for this poor furkid. I hope she finds a wonderful forever home!

08-14-2001, 06:59 PM
What a poor angel. It makes you wonder if they should have billboards around the country with her picture and a message to show people that when they dump their dogs, it is not more humane than taking them to the humane society and that starvation is not pretty. And that dogs that are dumped rarely are picked up by people.

[ August 14, 2001: Message edited by: MHMama ]

08-15-2001, 10:07 AM
What a shocking picture. It brings back so many memories. My stray was almost that bad when I found her a little over a year ago. She had long hair so it was hard to see from a distance how starved she was but once you felt her, you could tell. It's so frustrating knowing that there are so many more out there that will not make it to a shelter or who will not be picked up. I wish there was a way of finding the owners and giving them what they deserve.

08-15-2001, 11:34 AM
I talked to Julie at the rescue last night on the phone and she may be joining the forum. She said that Hope should weigh about 50 pounds and she weighed 29 when she came in and then lost 2 pounds. She is doing much better and takes insulin twice a day and must be fed 3 times a day. Julie walks her every day and she said that Hope learned the route in 4 days and has it totally memorized. They pretty much have the diabetes under control now it's just getting weight on her.

If anyone is interested in helping the cause you can send any donations to
P.O. Box 63
Georgetown, CO 80444
Attn: Hope Fund

08-15-2001, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by SpencerTheLion:
[QB]...if this was a cat, I'd be feeding it canned kitten food because it has the most calories. Of course, this is a dog, and furthermore, it might be dangerous to go from famine to feast.

My Vet told me not to feed my dog puppy food, to feed her regular dog food and keep it down at all times for her because she had to build her stomach up again. Her body wasn't used to food and he said to let her ease into it herself. She only weighed 40 and should have weighed 85. Patience, fortunately, didn't have any medical problems like poor Hope does.

08-16-2001, 10:02 PM
Thank you for all of your kind words and prayers for Hope!! I truly appreciate your support! As long as I have been doing rescue work this is the worst I have ever seen and again I am amazed that she is alive as is everyone else. Her progress is slow but she is in good spirits. She is an angel and loves everybody. Eventhough she cannot see you she looks at you and your heart instantly melts. We are working on getting weight put on her and getting her diabetes regulated. She was probably never treated for her diabetes. Now she is in heat-the poor thing was never spayed. Hopefully this will not hinder her recovery. It is awful because she is uncomfortable. It will be a while before she can undergo surgery. We are hoping that in the near future we can take her to an eye specialist to see if her cataracts can be removed and have some or all of her sight restored. I am praying for this to happen as I would love be there when Hope can see the world around her and to know that people love her and she will never be mistreated again! She is still at the veterinary hospital and will be for some time. I visit her every day and walk her and she is such an inspiration to me! When I look at her I realize the problems I think I have are nothing compared to what she has been through. Again, thank you and I will keep you updated on how she is doing.

08-16-2001, 10:44 PM
Bless you, Dogresq!!!!! I pray that Hope makes it through all this. She deserves a better life than what she had. It breaks my heart to know how much she has suffered. How wonderful of you to visit her and try to help her. Please keep us posted on her very difficult road to recovery. Our prayers will be with you every step of the way.

Welcome to the BB. We love to hear successful rescue stories. I pray that Hope will be one, too.


08-17-2001, 04:31 AM
Thanks for the update on this poor creature. She must be a born fighter to have survived all this. Please keep up posted.

08-17-2001, 04:46 PM
Hey Dogresq!! I'm glad you found the site!! Welcome aboard. You must tell everyone about your brood. They think we're crazy with our 10, you can join the bandwagon with your 8!! Thanks for the update on Hope. And also thank you for calling the other night so that I could post a little bit about her. We all hope a pray for a speedy recovery and I'm hoping for her that her heat period is brief...that has to be miserable. Definitely keep us posted.

08-17-2001, 07:00 PM
Hi, DOGRESQ, & welcome. I am so honoured to know you & that brave dog, Hope. She sounds such a sweet, clever dog despite all that she has suffered.
Please keep us up-to-date. I wish I was a bit closer (like in the same country!) so that I could help in some practical way.
But my thoughts...& loads of admiration...are with you & Hope.

Daisy's Mom
08-17-2001, 08:56 PM
Welcome to Pet Talk, dogresq! Like Angels3 said, it is quite an honor to know someone so caring. Thank you for taking care of sweet Hope. Please keep us updated on her condition, and on the adoption that we all pray will come soon! Give her some kisses for me.

08-19-2001, 11:07 PM
Thanks again for your support! I brought her home today, just for the day, to give her a change of scenery and extra love and attention. She did pretty well. She didn't know what stairs were and had a little trouble going up and down. And very sad, she doesn't know what toys are. I tried to get her to play and she had no idea what I was trying to do. Hopefully I can change that. She got along well with my other 8 dogs and when they tried to play with her she had no idea either what they were doing. I am going to try and bring her home in the evenings and on weekends to get her aclimated to a home environment. She followed me around the whole day-which I didn't mind at all! Thanks for your prayers-they help! I'll let you know how she is progressing!

08-20-2001, 07:33 AM
that is bittersweet...i am so glad you could show this poor creature a loving home...even if just for a little while...it is sad that she obviously has not experienced this before..i hope she finds a forever home soon...but we applaud all your efforts...and a daily prayer for her to be weel,strong and loved....the deli dog :)

08-20-2001, 09:38 AM
That's wonderful. With all your help, I'm sure she will progress. Now she will get a little of the love she deserves!

08-20-2001, 11:31 AM
It is wonderful that you can show Hope what its like to be loved and to play with toys and someday she will be someones loved pet. Praying for her.

08-20-2001, 03:45 PM
I am very Hope-ful about the chances for this precious dog. Thank you, Mugsy, for putting her rescuer in touch with us and to you DOGRESC for keeping us up to date. I don't deal with stories like this very well, but I do care so much.

Thanks for providing the address to send donations.


Daisy's Mom
08-20-2001, 05:05 PM
How great of you to take her to your house for the day! I was so sad when I heard that she didn't even know how to play... but I am sure with your help, she will learn soon :) All fingers and paws here are still crossed hoping that Hope gets her forever home soon!

08-21-2001, 10:05 PM
Special thanks to Sudilar for posting Hope's story and to Mugsy for posting the information on where to send donations to help Hope. Hope thanks you also!!! :)

08-22-2001, 07:21 PM
No, the thanks goes to you Dogresq, you are actually helping her!!! Hope her life continues to get better and better.

08-26-2001, 10:22 PM
Hope was spayed on Friday and unfortunately there was a mass that looked very suspicious. She has a drain in place where they had to make the large incision. She was very uncomfortable Friday after the surgery and would not eat. As you know it is critical for diabetics to eat so they can have their Insulin. Saturday morning she ate a little canned food so at least she could have her Insulin. When I visited her Saturday afternoon she seemed to be doing better but was not yet herself. The pathology report will not be back until Friday and I pray that it is not cancer. Hope was starting to come around and put on weight. This would be a terrible set back. Regardless of what the pathology report says as soon as she has recovered from this surgery she will be coming home with me. She is a very strong girl and no matter what she comes up against she is a fighter. I will do whatever I can for her to give her the best life. :(

08-26-2001, 10:27 PM
Bless your heart for opening your home to this precious girl. I will pray that the mass wasn't cancer...and look forward to hearing from you when you get the results. Poor Hope...what a darling girl, and so blessed to finally have found a place with people who will care for her.

08-27-2001, 06:17 AM
our thoughts and prayers are with you and hope....the delidog :)

08-27-2001, 06:44 AM
D0GRESQ...there's a lot of us here in Australia sending Hope & you our best wishes. In our family, when a pet is ill or in danger, we ask St Francis, the patron saint of animals, to take care of it. So we're asking St Francis to look after Hope.

I feel so frustrated that I'm too far away to contribute practical help...but I hope that you can feel our support in your heart.
Please let us know the results of the pathology test.

08-27-2001, 04:51 PM
I will also add my prayers to St. Francis and St. Therese (and St. Jude). My heart goes out to Hope. Dogresq you are wonderful for what you are doing for her!! Thank you.

08-27-2001, 10:47 PM
Thank you again for all of your support! This has been the most heartbreaking rescue that I have done. Hope was better today and was eating. She is always in good spirits. She continues to amaze the veterinarians on how she bounces back from whatever happens to her. We had a nice walk today and she enjoyed being outside. This is going to be long week. I will let you all know as soon as I hear anything.

09-01-2001, 10:43 PM
My worst fears were confirmed today. The mass they found is cancer. I have cried so much today I can hardly see the computer. Exactly what can be done for her I don't know right now. I just got the report from the vet tech and did not talk to the veterinarian. He will be back on Tuesday. I'm praying that it is treatable. If so I will take her to Colorado State University where they have one of the best oncology departments in the USA. She is with me now and doesn't act like she is ill. I'm hoping that is a good sign! Regardless this angel will stay with me and will have the best of everything and will be loved for the rest of her life. I can't believe this dog has been dealt so many bad things. As I have said before she is an inspiration to us all on her will to live and all that she has shown and given to those who have been around her. She is truly one of God's great gifts and I am blessed to have her. I will let all of you know what the vet says on Tuesday.

09-02-2001, 07:49 AM
I am praying with all my heart that this earthly angel will be with us for a long time. I am crying along with you dogresq. I was so, so saddened to hear the diagnosis. But I am holding onto faith and the hope that this courageous, beautiful soul will prevail to know the beauties and joys of this life. Thank you dogresq for your amazing, incredible dedication, strength and love. And so Sue and Mugsy, thank you both SO MUCH.

Hope, we love you precious girl. FIGHT!!!!!!

[ September 02, 2001: Message edited by: tatsxxx11 ]

09-02-2001, 01:40 PM
Our little gang wishes Hope the very best! We'll think good thoughts for her on Tuesday when the vet tells you more. We pray the surgery got it all.

09-02-2001, 06:43 PM
I have been reading the story of this beautiful soul called HOPE ,from the start,
but have never posted my thoughts..
This latest news of the path report is very
sad news indeed!!
I read your post early this morning,but started to cry & couldn't respond till now.
I once witnessed an animal being dumped to
fend for himself, but was a child (6yrs)
at the time, and could do nothing to stop it.
The puppy was a beagle pup,about 3 mos at the
time; The puppy was mine ; and the one who
ordered the dumping was my Father!!
I begged to go along on the ride to the
countryside ,hopeing in my childlike brain,
that my Father would relent since he knew
how much I loved that pup!!Even tried to
sneak him back into the car after I told him "Yes he's gone now"!!Didn't work and
again was told to "Get rid of that dog!"
I put him outside into a patch of grass,and got back in the car for the ride home...
I rode home in the backseat crying all the
way.I've never forgotten the incident and never forgiven my Father for it...
No tears for me Please!! Just hope that this
Dear Dear Girl had a taste of love before
she was dumped..Thank You Dogresq for taking
in this beautiful creature and giving her
every chance at a real life with a loving
companion to live out her years with...
Will say special prayers for HOPE and for
her friend DOGRESQ!!!! Thank You.

09-02-2001, 07:11 PM
No tears for you, Lizbud? That's an impossible request. What a heart breaking event for the little girl who was you. We read a lot of sad stories on this board and this topic has one of the saddest, but when I read your post I had to grieve again. I know we can't travel back in time to try to console you but please accept our understanding of the enormity of what you went through that day and the days that followed.

God bless you DOGRESQ and most of all bless poor Hope. All we can do is pray for a miracle that this precious dog will be able to enjoy the love and kindness available for her during her remaining time here on earth.

09-02-2001, 08:57 PM
As I was reading today's posts on this topic, I went from tears and sadness for poor Hope to shock and horror and anger of what poor Liz had to go through as a child. My heart goes out to you, Liz.
Hope, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT, girl. Dogresq, I am so glad that Hope had found her way into your home and is able to feel love. I know it means a lot to her. Thank you for giving her that. I will be praying for her.

09-02-2001, 11:38 PM
Liz, what a horrible thing for you to have to go through. My heart goes out to you.

Oh, poor Hope! I pray that they got all the cancer removed. Life is just so unfair. Hope is so very lucky to have such a wonderful person like Dogresq to save her and give her love! I am so sad.

Daisy's Mom
09-03-2001, 12:08 AM
Liz, wow... what can I say? I am so sorry you had to go through such a horrible, horrible thing at such a young age. My heart also goes out to you.

Hope, you poor thing. You don't deserve this... you don't deserve this at all. I will pray for you, sweet one, and for you too, DOGRESQ. Thank you for being there for her in her time of need.

09-03-2001, 07:20 AM
I can't even say how much I'm saddened by the news. As even Hope did not have to go through enough already in her life. I will keep a special place in my thoughts for her. She is a fighter and I hope she will be able to win this battle as well.

Liz, what a horrible childhood memory.

09-03-2001, 08:48 PM
Lizbud-You have the strength of a giant to share with us your horrible story. I know it had to be extremely hard for you to relive that moment. I know your heart has been broken a hundred times over and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Thanks to all of you once again for you kind thoughts and prayers for Hope. She is my shadow and goes everywhere I go. And yes, she sleeps on the bed! I will let you know tomorrow what the vet says. Hope is a very strong girl and I have faith that she will once again beat the odds.

09-03-2001, 09:15 PM
I will continue to pray & hope that this
baby can be succesfully treated & cured!!!
Thanks to people like you these forgotten
ones have a good chance at a happy,normal
life! God Love You..Will hold Good Positive thoughts for this little fighter...
p.s. Glad Hope gets to sleep on the bed...

09-04-2001, 07:22 AM
Hope was meant to find you! She could have wandered aimlessly, dying alone of one of her many problems, or been found by someone who cared less than you do, and neglected in a less-caring shelter.
Moments like these make me believe in fate - this dog was meant to live out the rest of its life, no matter how long or short, in your loving arms!
God Bless You for giving this dog its Heaven on Earth!

09-04-2001, 09:14 PM
I spoke with the vet today and he felt it would be best to just watch Hope. The type of cancer she has has a low to medium chance of recurrence and spreading to other organs of her body. He also said that the tumor she had was hormone based and a lot of the time spaying an animal will stop new tumors from growing. Given her age and her diabetes this was his recommendation. I am going to take her to the eye specialist on Monday to see if her cataracts can be removed. It would be great if she could have some of her sight restored! Wouldn't it be wonderful if she could see all the people that love her and all of the beautiful things around her!? Even if it is for a short time she deserves it!!! Although the news if somewhat hopeful I am still saddened by it all. I know the time I have with her is not going to be enough. But on the other side all that she has given me will be with me the rest of my life and her story will be an inspiration to many people in the future. I will let all of you know how she is doing and get a picture of her posted soon.

09-04-2001, 09:37 PM
Thanks for posting the news about HOPE..
I think the Vet has the right idea about
waiting awhile before any surgery ..
Your plans for cataract procedure is a good
one ! Less invasive and possible immediate
results..I wish that Hope could see you
clearly & also see the grass, trees,and
experience the 'Good Life' all animals
deserve..Thank You again & again for being
her champion!!!
My prayers go out to You Both !!!

09-05-2001, 01:16 AM
Considering everything, that's pretty good news for Hope! Whew--I was so worried about her having a terrible prognosis.

You're a blessing to her, DOGRESQ... :)

09-05-2001, 05:46 PM
Hope is so lucky to have you, Dogresq. No matter how long or short she lives, she has you to show her the best love ever!!!

[ September 06, 2001: Message edited by: Sudilar ]

Daisy's Mom
09-06-2001, 07:39 PM
Sue's right, DogResQ. You are just wonderful! I pray for Hope every night, and thank God that she has you to be there for her!

Dixieland Dancer
09-07-2001, 11:21 AM
Dear DogResQ,
I have just read this entire post from top to bottom and feel so many emotions I don't know what to say. I thank God that you came into Hope's life and have been there to show her love and compassion. I would love to see an updated picture of her.

Your compassion is overwhelming and I wish to help you in some small way to help Hope get healthy. Please post an address where I can send a few dollars to help with her medical costs. They must be overwhelming. :( There is an address in an earlier post but I don't know if it's still valid or not.

You are a blessing and I'm proud to say a gift to the human race! Wish there were more people like you out there!!!!!!

Dear Hope..... You are a true CHAMPION and we LOVE you. We thank the Lord that he has brough DogResQ (Julie) into your life. We are wishing you many more years of love with her. You deserve it. :D :D :D

09-07-2001, 11:26 PM
Dixieland Dancer,

Thank you for your kind words and offer to help. The address posted previously is correct. Everyday I look at every inch of Hope's body looking for new lumps and I suppose I will continue to do that for awhile. All of you have been such great support for me and I truly appreciate it! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!


09-07-2001, 11:56 PM
Dogresq, I feel so privileged to have "met" you. Keep up the good work. Do you have an updated pic of Hope? It would be wonderful to see how she is progressing. I really admire you for all the help and love you are giving Hope. :) :)

09-09-2001, 08:12 PM
Oh Julie, I'm sooo sorry. I sat and cried for 1/2 an hour after I read about Hope's cancer. I'm sorry I haven't been on, but I've been out of commision and will be for a while. You and Hope are in my prayers. God always pays special attention to those in need....why do you think He brought you and Hope together? I'm sure that Hope is happy now and it sounds like she is gaining weight again...WAY TO GO HOPE! We need to focus on the positive here...no negatives. I am going on the thought that the tumor won't grow since she has been spayed. Maybe we can pray it gone. I will also put prayers in
for her to get some of her eyesight back.
I'm sorry I haven't sent any money yet. Now we have to wait and see what the hospital bills are going to be before we can send any money...but I promise you will get a donation from us. Our thoughts are with you and Hope. Oh, by the way, I knew when we were talking on the phone that you were going to keep her...I'm sure happy you did decide to keep her...you were meant to be together.

09-09-2001, 09:20 PM

I hope that you are okay and pray for your speedy recovery. I knew too deep in my heart when I saw Hope that she would end up with me. She has brought so much into my life I guess at a time when I needed it the most. I have lost 3 of my best friends in the past year and it has been really hard. Duchess, my rottie who was 9, had a cancerous tumor in her heart. Keisha, my wolf hybrid who was 15 had a tumor in her spine and it paralyzed her. Brandy, my terrier mix who was 11 had cancer in her liver and spleen. I didn't think that I could take in any more dogs and then along came Cyrus a 9 month old beagle who ate
D-CON poisoning and and the person who had him brought him to us vomiting blood. He was another one I did not think was going to make it but he did after 6 weeks of special care. Then along came Bingo, a siberian mix that was abandoned with 35 other dogs when their owner was evicted from his land and abandoned all of the dogs. Bingo was the last one and would go to no one but me and to this day is still that way. Then I got Luna, a 2 year old rottie whose owner that it was cool to chase her with their truck. It took me 11 days to find her(in the mountians) and get her to come to me. And Hope who confirmed the fact that there is a reason things happen. She has brought so much joy to my life and helps me to continue to do rescue work for I see how well she has done and the love and devotion I get from her is second to none. You had mentioned earlier about telling everyone about my others so here we go! Medusa is a 15 year old pitbull that I rescued from a junk yard when she was 2. Pooh Bear is a 7 year old golden retriever that was my mom's dog and when she passed away I brought him to my home. Tripod is a 3 year old three legged pit bull that was being used for fighting. Turbo is her brother and he has brain damage from being either kicked or hit in the head and he has seizures. And last but not least Max is a 12 year old cocker mix that is my husband's dog that joined us when we got married. Oh, and Suka my cockatiel that has only one wing due to cancer. I, like you, have quite a crew but would not have it any other way!!! Thank you again for your support and I will let you know how it goes tomorrow with the eye specialist. Hope thanks all of you for your prayers and thoughts! :D

09-10-2001, 08:25 PM
Well, you're more than welcome Hope...you deserve all the prayers you get. I swear you are an angel sent to us to show us what spirit can achieve. I hope all went well with the eye doctor. Julie, you're not far behind either. As always you are all in my prayers.

09-10-2001, 09:25 PM
I just could not bring myself to look at the photo of Hope, I'm not strong enough to do that, but I have read all the posts here and I don't know what to say, I just thank God that there really are people in this world that truly care, like everyone who has posted here. In my wildest imagination I could never think anyone could dump a living, breathing animal on the side of the road to fend for itself. I will hope and pray with everything in me that Hope has found peace and love and know that she will be with a wonderful family.
Lizbud, as I'm sitting here I am crying for the little girl who tried to save her dog from that same fate. How tragic that was, the love between father and daughter could never be the same. The love the little girl had for her dog and lost will always be the wedge between them. I know you are a stronger person, but that memory will never go away.

09-12-2001, 09:32 PM
Good news and not so good news. Good news is the eye specialist feels he can remove Hope's cataracts and have a good portion of her vision restored. She is on aspirin and eye drops for a month due to the inflammation in her eyes and then she will go in for tests on her retina's to make sure there has been no damage and if there is no damage she will have the surgery. The not so good news is this morning Hope was not acting herself and I took her to the vet and her blood glucose had gone way up. Why we don't know. So she will have daily blood tests to see if we can get it back under control. She is such a trooper!! She just stands there and lets them draw her blood and she doesn't move, doesn't bite and still wags her little tail. I know I keep repeating that she is such an amazing animal but she just keeps going as if nothing is standing in her way. Hopefully tomorrow I will have better news on her diabetes.

09-12-2001, 10:06 PM
Well, lets dwell on the positive! I am so excited that Hope will be able to see her savior. I have every faith that you will be able to get her diabetes under control again. I would assume that diabetes in dogs is similar to diabetes in humans and any stress can send sugar haywire, perhaps that is the problem...let's hope so.

Hang in there baby girl...we all love you and are praying everyday for you. You are a lucky girl to have Julie there as a mom and she is just as lucky to have you too. Maybe one day we can meet each other and you can meet our troop and play in our backyard.

09-13-2001, 03:47 AM
i know that i have said before...but i want to reiterate....our thoughts and prayers' are with you hope...you have endured more than any doggy shpuld have to....and we are so glad you were found and rescued by such a loving,wonderful human being....proof at this time of despair in this country...that you are the reason to keep fighting....keep fighting hope!!!!!!we love you!!!! the deli dog ;)

09-13-2001, 10:23 AM
Hope is more than ever in my thoughts.

09-13-2001, 11:16 AM
Just wanted to drop a little note and let Hope know that we still pray for her everday at our house. Keep fighting, girl. You've shocked everybody before. Let's do it again.

09-13-2001, 08:16 PM
Hope, we are praying for you at our house also. You've been through so much. I pray that you will come through this, too. Good luck, sweetie.

09-15-2001, 08:45 PM
If love alone could save you, you would be well immediately !!
Continued prayers and good wishes to You
Hope & DOGRESQ !!!

09-16-2001, 08:22 AM
Every day my clan says a prayer for Hope and her recovery. I was so happy to hear that she will again be able to see her beautiful saviour and guardian. Please let us know if her blood sugar is stabilizing. Hope, keep up the fight. You are an incredible girl. So many here love you. Love, Sandra

09-16-2001, 10:20 PM
I'm devastated and sorry to report that Hope is back in the hospital. She had 2 seizure type episodes this morning which is related to her diabetes. Her blood glucose got dangerously low and I had to rush her to the hospital. She was in shock and the vet had to work quickly to try and stablilize her. She is now back on IV therapy with fluids and glucose and they are monitoring her closely. Even after being there 4 hours her blood glucose had not come up. Some of the same people that were there when I first took her back in July were there today and they were amazed that she had lived. I have spoken with them several times throughout the day and she seems to be slowly stablilizing. One more time Hope is facing another battle and I pray that she continues to fight. Makes me wonder how much she can take. I wish I had half her strength. It is going to be a long night and the tears have not stopped all day. :(

09-16-2001, 10:39 PM
Oh, no! That poor baby!! What more does she have to endure?? My prayers are with Hope and you, too, Dogresq. I pray that Hope can make it through this horrible setback. Hang in there, Hope. We are praying very hard for you!!

09-17-2001, 06:29 AM
Not another setback. Please be strong Hope!

Dixieland Dancer
09-17-2001, 09:28 AM
Our prayers and love are being offered to DogResq for strength and Hope for healing. She deserves some love and happiness after all she has endured already.

We love you Hope, please get better soon!!!!!

09-17-2001, 11:40 AM
Oh Hope please hang in there...you are such an inspiration for so many of us. Our prayers, as always, are with you. Please, Please, Please don't give up. Julie, you are in our prayers too, you've been with her from the beginning. If there is anything we can do please feel free to call me...I think I gave you my phone number.

09-17-2001, 01:28 PM
Poor little Hope....We're sending positive thoughts and prayers her way even as I write this! I know she'll keep up her valiant fight.

09-17-2001, 04:13 PM
I was so mad at the owner when I saw this. I should have taken your alert, but I didn't. And as a dog lover, thats hard to take. Im serious, Im going to be praying for that dog.

:mad: :( :confused:

09-17-2001, 05:02 PM
Oh yes, this was a special kind of evil in an owner that would do that to any living thing. I have to say the tears flowed pretty freely when I read Julie's latest update. There is just too much bad in this world lately, we need Hope to continue to show us the good.

Daisy's Mom
09-17-2001, 10:02 PM
Oh no! I am so sorry! You are both in my prayers.

09-18-2001, 08:36 PM
Hope is out of the emergency hospital and still in guarded condition. She is home with me in the evening and at my regular vet during the day. We are still working on getting her blood glucose stabilized but it has come up. The vet is adjusting her food and her Insulin dose. As always she is in good spirits and thankful to be back around people she knows. Once again she has beaten the odds and continues to endure what ever happens to her. I wish I could find the words to say how special Hope is. Maybe we should change her name to "Wonder Dog"!!?? :D

09-18-2001, 09:56 PM
Hope is a Wonder Dog :). She continues to amaze me with her resilience, but so do you. You are a champion to me too!
Thanks so much for keeping us posted on her condition. We will continue to keep her in our prayers.

09-18-2001, 10:32 PM
Glad to hear the news about Hope. She sure is a Wonder Dog! I hope that she doesn't have to endure any more setbacks. My prayers are with both Hope and Dogresq.

09-19-2001, 07:43 AM
Ahhh the power of prayer! You go girl!!! Keep feeling better. I'm so glad to hear that Hope is feeling better. Hang in there Julie, you sure have been on a roller coaster ride. I wish I could meet you 2, you are inspirations for us. It's a good thing to hear some positive news in these days where there hasn't been a lot of positives. Thanks Hope and Julie. As always...prayers are with you 2.

Dixieland Dancer
09-19-2001, 10:14 AM
Hope the Wonder Dog! It kind of has a ring to it!!!! Glad to hear she is doing better. We will also continue to pray for her for a full recovery and a long prosperous life with her beloved Julie!!!!!

09-19-2001, 12:05 PM
Way to go, Hope!!! What a fighter you are!!! We will continue with our prayers. Julie, give Hope a hug and kiss for me.

09-19-2001, 06:46 PM
I'm so happy to hear that HOPE gets to be
back home with you !!!
Hope can't help but feel good when she is
with people she loves...and who love her!!!
You,Julie, and Dearest Hope will stay in my
thoughts and prayers as long as it takes &
then some...

09-20-2001, 06:40 AM
Hope and Julie you certainly make an incredible duo!

09-20-2001, 01:15 PM
Julie+Hope=LOVE! Hope, you are a wonder to behold! Love to you Julie and to Hope, the WonderDog!!

09-20-2001, 03:12 PM
I thought of a good rename for Hope (not that Hope is not the perfect name). How about Wunderhund? German for Wonder Dog!! lol Hope the Wunderhund!

09-20-2001, 08:40 PM
I just can't say it enough-THANKS to all of you for your support and prayers for without it Hope and I would not have made it through all of these crises. Mugsy, I love the name!!! It sure fits her! Hopefully this will be our last challenge and we can look forward to Hope having her eye surgery and anxiously await the day she can see. Thanks again! :) :D :) :D

09-20-2001, 09:00 PM
Oh Julie I'm so glad to hear that Hope the Wunderhund is doing better and now we can concentrate on her being able to see her savior!

09-24-2001, 07:41 PM
Just thought I'd check in to see how You
and Hope are doing!! Did Her glucose get
stabilized,is she eating?? In other words
how is Hope doing lately? Also how are You
and your 'Gang of Critters' getting along?
Post whenever you have time.Please know
that you (Julie) and Hope are in my thoughts
and prayers...
ALL THE BEST...Lizbud.

09-24-2001, 10:31 PM
Hope the "Wonder Dog" continues to amaze us all one more time. I think we have figured it out and she is now on half regular adult food and half special high fiber food. Evidently the high fiber food helps metabolize the Insulin better thus requiring her to need less Insulin. She is still having her blood drawn every other day to make sure we are on the right track. And still she never growls or bites. She must know that all involved are there to help her. Of course, I am watching her like a hawk. I am on vacation this week so I have a lot of extra time to spend with her and the rest of my gang. Hope is actually starting to play with my rottie and it is the funniest thing to watch. I don't think Hope ever had someone to play with. My rottie is a tease as I think she knows Hope cannot see her and she goes and hides and waits for Hope to come and look for her and then she runs past her and the chase begins. There is no greater joy than to see Hope loving life!!!!

P.S. Hope still has the same spot on the bed! ;)

09-24-2001, 10:43 PM
I'm so glad to hear a good report. I'm also thrilled that she is learning how to play. Isn't sad that all dogs don't have what all of our dogs have? All of ours are either sleeping on the floor, couch, or bed right now...they are such lazy poochies! ;) :rolleyes: So happy for you and Hope and continued success. Let us know when she gets to have her cataracts removed!

09-25-2001, 06:39 AM
It's wonderful to hear that Hope is finally learning to play. She deserves to have some fun.

09-25-2001, 07:13 AM
Enjoy your vacation, Julie. I would love to see a picture of Hope and your rottie playing together. What a wonderful sight that would be! Bless that precious girls heart. She deserves a little happiness, and you deserve to witness it! :D :D

09-25-2001, 09:27 AM
It must be wonderful to see Hope have hope and starting to enjoy life. What a joy it must be to see those two playing together.
Enjoy your vacation

09-25-2001, 04:37 PM
That's wonderful news!! I am so thrilled that finally Hope can know a little "joie de vive!!" Have a wonderful vacation! I know Hope will :)

Daisy's Mom
09-25-2001, 09:29 PM
That's great! I hope you both have a great time!

09-26-2001, 11:41 AM
Hope, you and Killi are my inspirations. No matter what is thrown your way, you guys seem to overcome it. I am so glad you are able to feel what playing is like. What a lovely sight that must have been. Are we going to see any new pictures of you soon? May God continue to bless you, girl.

09-26-2001, 09:11 PM
Thank You for sharing the good news about
Hope.. To be able to see Hope playing &
acting happy, more confident in her home,
must be So Great for you to see!!!
Thank You Julie for being the person you
are and a Great Momma !!!
Continuing prayers for Hope & You (Julie)!!!

P.S. Extra glad to hear that Hope is keeping
her spot on the bed warm...

09-30-2001, 11:26 AM
I'm having Hope update withdrawals. Anything new on the Hope front? How long is the wait for eye surgery? I hope everything is going well. :)

10-01-2001, 10:21 PM
Hope seems to be on a roller coaster ride as far as her glucose level goes. She was too low and now she is too high with her glucose at 404 last time it was checked. The vet is again changing her food and increasing her Insulin to try and get her regulated. Evidently it is harder to regulate a dog than a human. Last week I was on vacation and I had a lot of time to spend with her and the rest of my gang and is was most wonderful!!!! :) :) :) The weather was perfect and the aspen trees were just beautiful and walking all of them was just what I needed!! They are the best therapy in the world! Hope's eye surgery is scheduled for Oct. 31 as long as we can get her regulated. I'm going to think positive and do a lot of praying. As always she is in good spirits and continues to keep on going no matter what. Again, I have every reason to believe that "Wonder Dog" will stablilize so she can have the surgery. Hope sends her love to all of you who care so much about her! :D :D

10-02-2001, 03:18 PM
Precious Hope...Try not to worry sweet girl. Sometimes regulating Insulin can be a bit difficult and tricky. But with all those special loving humans their to help you, to love you, we just know you're going to be on track very soon. :) And Oct. 31 is not too far away. What an exciting day that will be. So happy to hear that you and your "mom" had a wonderful vacation! Those Colorado aspens singing in the wind is music to the soul, for sure! Lots of love and special prayers to beautiful, brave Hope, the "Wonder" and MOST WONDER-FUL Dog!!

10-02-2001, 03:30 PM
I'm sooooooo happy to know that kind people lke you were able to save a life.... But there are many more dogs out there.... :(

10-02-2001, 04:04 PM
Ok, lots of extra Hope prayers on the list until October 31. I'll ask for my birthday present to be that Hope has her sugar regulated by then...that will be the best gift I could get. Hang in there baby girl...you'll be fine...I have faith in you. You too Julie! I'm glad you got to spend some time with the troops. I've had LOTS of time and will have lots of time until November when I can go back to school.

10-02-2001, 04:16 PM
What you say is true,but Please no 'sad
thoughts' allowed on this thread,only good positive vibes for HOPE!!!!
All we can do ,as you know, is to keep spreading the Spay/Neuter message every chance we get...Meanwhile it's "one dog at a time"...
P.S. Loved Lindy's webpage.

Daisy's Mom
10-02-2001, 08:59 PM
Hang in there Hope, and you too, Julie! Thank you so much for being there for her. You are both amazing. Hope, Daisy had eye surgery three weeks ago and she says that it isn't so bad, so don't be scared :)

10-02-2001, 11:23 PM
We are continuing our prayers for Hope and you, too, Dogresq! I hope that soon we will be getting good news about regulating Hope's insulin. Good luck!


10-03-2001, 07:33 AM
i just want to reiterate what the rest of the pet talk gang are talking about!!!! hope and dogresq are in our prayers....we want the best for all....we are glad that hope found you.....keep up your strength hope!!!!!

10-06-2001, 10:38 AM
I just don't understand why one poor dog seems to be dealt all the bad cards. Hope now has giardia. So now she feels awful again and all of you know what giardia does. Hopefully the medication will take hold soon. But she is still wagging her tail!!! :confused:

10-06-2001, 10:50 AM
I know that whatever that girl is enduring right now, it is Heaven to her, compared to her life B.J. (Before Julie). But I am so sorry she has yet another problem. Hope and you, Julie, remain in our prayers.

Daisy's Mom
10-06-2001, 11:28 AM
Ditto, Logan! Poor Hope, why is this all happening to such a sweet girl like her? I hope she feels better soon.

10-06-2001, 01:17 PM
Is Hope taking Metronidazole (Flagyl) for the giardia? Watch her for any liver problems. Since she was so skinny, her liver was probably compromised. Look for orange urine, jaundice, the whites of the eye turning yellow, pale gums, lack of appetite, or lethergy. I found out on the liver disease bb that this drug can cause liver problems, even though most vets are under the impression that this is a safe drug. This is what my Killian crashed on. Just look for those symptoms, please. Hopefully everything will turn out well for you, Hope. We are praying for you!

10-06-2001, 03:02 PM
My Jingles was on metronidazole as well and monitoring is so important. I'm so sorry Hope has yet another health problem to deal with. Lots of prayers for Hope that the medic. and the healing love of Julie will see her through this. I know in Julie, she has the best guardian angel by her side. Keep wagging that tail precious girl :)

10-06-2001, 04:00 PM
Note: the metronidazole crash came in the second week of being treated with it. It seemed to be helping Killian and then he crashed. Just be aware of this danger.

10-06-2001, 04:16 PM
That poor girl! It just isn't fair. At least she is where she is loved and cared for. Imagine what would have happened if she were still alone in the woods. Julie, you deserve a medal! Hope, you hang in there little girl. We're thinking of you all the time. My 11 are waiting to meet you!

10-06-2001, 04:53 PM
There are so many prayers and love going out to Hope and Julie that it has to have a positive effect on Hope. Julie you are an angel to have so much patience and love to give to this poor little girl. I'm sure the love is returned to you by just looking into Hope's eyes. This dog deserves a better life and I'm sure Julie is doing her best to give it to her. If there is anything that we possibly could do to help please let us know.
In the meantime God be with you both.

10-06-2001, 07:03 PM
Tell little Miss Hope we all LOVE her& will
light a candle and say extra strong prayers
that She's feeling better SOON!!!
The fact that Hope is still with us now is
a small miracle in itself! God Bless You
Hope and Your loving & compassionate
Guardian, Julie !! Love from Liz & Buddy.

10-06-2001, 09:08 PM
Well, I've just read all the postings and saw the picture of Hope das Wunderhund and figure the previous owner(s) were aware of the diabetes and that's why they dumped her. Then, again, she could have been lost as I have seen ads in the paper for dogs that needed medication. Who knows? Still, I'm glad you have had the bigness of heart, DogResQ to take her in and help her out. It can be a tremendous inspiration to be around a dog that by all odds ought not to have survived the starvation, let alone the diabetes, eye problems, cancer and now the giardia. I have to admit, I don't know what that is, but from the description of symptoms for Killian, it sounds AWFUL! Have they done liver function tests on her? I take it that since she is scheduled for the eye surgery later this month that they found no problems with her retinas? What else could happen to this poor dog? Your love for her and her response are beautiful to hear about and I am adding my hopes and prayers that she will enjoy recovery in God's Perfect Plan for her life. He placed her in a home that doesn't look upon "challenged" dogs as a problem to be rid of, but to be dealt with and loved no matter what. I am anxiously awaiting further updates. May the Lord Bless you and keep you -- Both of you (and all the tender souls that have posted to this page).

10-07-2001, 07:17 PM
Sudilar-Hope is on Flagyl. Thank you for the info and warning signs. The vet told me to watch for neurological problems because of her diabetes but not the other warning signs. Of course I watch her like a hawk and ANYTHING unusual and she goes to the vet immediatley!!! So far so good but she has only been on the medication for a few days so I will be especially cautious the second week. I am trying to see this as a "small" bump in the road as we look forward to her eye surgery. THANK YOU all for your words of encourgement and prayers. You don't know how much it helps Hope and I. I haven't met any of you but I consider you all my dear friends! :D

10-07-2001, 08:02 PM
You know Julie, I felt like I knew you when we hung up the phone when we talked. It's amazing how when animal lovers get together that they immediately bond when something happens to someone's animal. You and Hope deserve all the prayers and good thoughts that have been sent your way. Hope needs someone like you who is like a rock for her to lean on. I'm so happy that there are other people out there like Mike and me who never say they have too many animals! lol I even emailed a woman about a Weim that's in Ohio...I have ALWAYS wanted another Weim and he sounds like he needs help and you all know what a sucker I am for a sad story. I will continue the prayers and good thoughts for you and Hope that the giardia is taken care of soon and that the surgery goes off without a hitch and Hope can see again.

10-08-2001, 06:41 AM
I'm really sorry for this other obstacle to Hope's recovery. Hope and Julie you are both in my heart and thoughts.

10-12-2001, 08:14 PM
Are there any new developments in Hope's long saga? I hope that no news is good news. Hang in there you 2, you're in my thoughts.

10-12-2001, 08:20 PM
Hope has seemed to tolerate the Flagyl okay but we are still keeping a close eye on her. Her blood sugar was at 258 this week which is a lot better that 404!!! She will have her blood drawn again on Monday and her eye test is next Thursday. So we will keep thinking positive thoughts and pray that her eye test shows that her retina's are fine. :)

10-12-2001, 10:21 PM
Oh yes we will!! Positive thoughts only. I have faith that it will work out. She has been through enough, she deserves it.

10-12-2001, 11:41 PM
Prayers will be flying your way from this household!!!

10-13-2001, 06:11 AM
We're sending a big bundle of love and prayers for Hope, Julie! So glad to hear the blood sugar is coming down. Hang in there precious one! We're all rooting for you! Have mama give you lots of kisses please. :)

10-13-2001, 01:40 PM
I haven't posted much but I have been following along and praying for dear Hope. It seems that despite her physical problems, she is thriving emotionally and I do believe that is what is keeping her fighting all these battles. Bless you, Julie, for fighting so hard for her and with her.

10-13-2001, 02:03 PM
I'm so happy to hear good news re Hope's
blood sugar!!! Would like to echo RachelJ's
comments about Hope's emotional well being.
Hope's love of you Julie, and the love &
caring she experiences makes her fight all
the harder to live!!!
coming your way from Liz & Buddy...

[ October 13, 2001: Message edited by: lizbud ]

10-13-2001, 03:38 PM
Julie, you truly are heaven sent! :)

Daisy's Mom
10-13-2001, 07:09 PM
I agree, Sandra! Julie, you are Hope's angel! Much love and prayers coming your way from me and Daisy!

10-15-2001, 09:10 PM
Ok, mugsy needs another update on the sugar saga of Hope. I hope (pardon the pun)that the news is good and that the eye surgery is going as planned. HI HOPE!!!!!!

10-16-2001, 09:33 PM
Hello Everyone! Hope is over the giardia and had no problems with the medication. YEAH!!! Her blood sugar is still a little higher that what they would like but not at a critical level so the vet is monitoring her closely and adjusting her Insulin very slowly so she won't crash again. She is doing great otherwise and actually is becoming quite a watch dog. She hears things way before my other dogs and she lets me know it! I am sure her hearing is fine tuned to compensate for the blindness. Her favorite game now is for me to put my hand under the blanket and she chases my hand and play bites and growls. It is amazing how she has come out of her shell!! Her eye test is on Thursday so I am praying that her retina's have not been damaged. The surgery is still scheduled for Oct. 31. Thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers!! They are definitely helping Hope! I will let you know how things go on Thursday. :D

Daisy's Mom
10-16-2001, 10:03 PM
YAAAAY HOPE! Our prayers are working!!!! Keep us updated, Julie! Thank you so much for all your work and updates. Any chance we could get some new pictures if you have a chance? ;)

10-16-2001, 11:58 PM
YEAH!!! I'm so glad to hear more good news. You made me laugh when you told us about Hope chasing fingers under the blanket. Our Sox is the same way...she even jumps up in the air to attack the evil hand! It does my heart good to hear that she is continuing to learn to play. We need to hear updates on Thursday, and I'm sure it will be good news with all the good thoughts and prayers going her way. When you write to us on Thursday please tell us about the rest of your poochies. We know about Hope (which I look forward to), but we don't know about the rest of them...God knows everyone knows about our brood....over and over and over.....

10-17-2001, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the great news about Hope!!! I pray that all goes well for her. I'll be waiting for that update!! Good luck.

10-19-2001, 08:45 PM
Just wondering if you have any news on
Hope? Did the DR. check her retina's?,If so
what did he think?
You,Julie and sweet baby Hope, are in my
thoughts and prayers!!!All the best to you
and yours!!! Liz & Buddy.

10-21-2001, 12:54 PM
GREAT NEWS!!!!! According to the eye specialist Hope's retina's are "perfect"! We will start preparing her for surgery the end of this week with special medication and eye drops and she will have surgery on Oct. 31. The eye specialist is also going to be putting a special lens on one of her eyes to improve her sight even more and at no charge! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! Thanks again for all of your prayers and positive thought for Hope!! It has helped us both more that you will ever know!! :D

10-21-2001, 01:56 PM
OH I'M SOOOOOO HAPPY!!!! After a crappy day yesterday, I couldn't have gotten any better news. Oh Hope, I'm so happy for you little girl, you'll get to see for the first time in a long time. Julie, you are a saint. You have saved her from a horrible fate and now she has a great life! I'll keep up the prayers!

10-21-2001, 02:25 PM
Thanks Julie for the FANTASTIC NEWS!!!
I'm so happy to hear that Hope's surgery
can go foreward.Hope will get to see trees
,hills,grass,flowers and all her other doggie
friends and most wonderful is hope will be
able to look into the eyes of her Best Friend
and Companion, JULIE !!!I will continue to
send those Positive thoughts & prayers to
you both...

10-21-2001, 03:01 PM
Check out my gang!

10-21-2001, 03:03 PM
I almost hesitate to check this topic for fear of more bad news. What a joy to see that things are turning in Hope's favor. Maybe this is a sign of more good things to come.

I had to go back to edit because after I posted I saw your website. Hope is looking MARVELOUS. What a difference your love and care has made and the whole bunch of furkids are quite a family. Thanks for sharing them with us.

[ October 21, 2001: Message edited by: RachelJ ]

10-21-2001, 05:12 PM
DOGRESQ, you are a miracle worker!! I looked, like, three times at Hope's picture on your website and couldn't believe my eyes. She's gorgeous :eek: ! What a beautiful sleek coat and a jaunty expression!

I'll be thinking of her having surgery on Halloween and wishing her luck! She deserves it, God knows. :D

10-21-2001, 08:32 PM
Loved the pictures of your Gang !!!
What a Great family of furkids you have there!! Isn't it funny that the more animal
companions we have to share our lives with..the bigger your heart becomes to include them all..
Hope looks really GOOD!!! Thank You Julie
for sharing these pics with everyone...

[ October 21, 2001: Message edited by: lizbud ]

10-21-2001, 09:53 PM
There are angels who walk this earth and quite a few of them are registered at Pet Talk!! :) :)

Hope looks wonderful!! What a difference you have made in her life!! I wish her continued good luck!! Julie, you are an angel for all of your dogs. They are all beautiful and so are you!

Dixieland Dancer
10-22-2001, 09:59 AM
Pet Talk people just love pictures and I'm no exception! Thanks for sharing your gang with us. Hope is even more beautiful than I imagined her to be now. What a transformation! :D

[ October 22, 2001: Message edited by: Dixieland Dancer ]

10-22-2001, 10:20 AM
It doesn't even look like the same dog!

Amazing what a little love and kindness will do!

Thank you dogresq! All your furbabies look great!

10-22-2001, 11:22 AM
What a great family you have. Wait a minute, what's what I see on Hope? My goodness, it's a belly!!!! You actually have some weight!!! You're looking great, girl. Julie's work has definitely been paying off!!! Hope, I can't wait until the day I read the post that says that you have finally been able to see that Angel who has helped you so much!!! I'll be praying for a good outcome to your surgery!!!

10-22-2001, 11:49 AM
I have not been keeping up with this post, but it's not because I don't care...because I DO, very much! I found it hard to look at the original picture of Hope. I have never seen such extreme starvation and it hurt to see it. I looked at your new pictures and I honestly had to go back to the original picture to see if it truly was the same dog....amazing. Thank you so much for being an angel to that beautiful dog. Looking at that lovely girl *who was smiling* was a treat.

I will be thinking about you on Halloween, Hope, and I hope everything continues to get better and better :)

With love,

Leslie & Graham

Daisy's Mom
10-22-2001, 04:24 PM
Your fur family is so beautiful! Wow, look at Hope! She looks so much better than she did when Sue first posted her picture. Keep up the good work!

10-22-2001, 04:50 PM
Julie, I had to do a double, triple take! I couldn't believe that was the Hope we met not so long ago!! She looks beautiful; there is peace in her eyes! Eyes that will hopefully soon see even more clearly the beauty of the world, and her MAGNIFICENT saviour and friend. Can't you feel those wing buds sprouting!! :)

10-22-2001, 09:49 PM
Glad all of you have enjoyed the pictures and I too, myself, look at Hope and cannot believe she is the same dog! She now weighs 53 pounds! She was at 27 pounds at her lowest weight. I am counting down the days until her eye surgery and I am getting very anxious! Only 8 more days!!!! :D

10-22-2001, 10:07 PM
Wooooo-hoooooooo!!! :) :)

10-23-2001, 07:54 AM
Oh, Julie....I got tears in my eyes, looking at your beautiful "family", and seeing Hope, all perky and filled out. I am just thrilled for you and for Hope! Something tells me the surgery will go just fine for this precious "angel" girl.


10-23-2001, 12:47 PM
Hey, I just realized, I have a REALLY good friend whose birthday is on Halloween...I tell her to add Hope to her list...maybe they have a connection! Gee Julie, I think I'm as excited as you are. I'm certain the surgery will go well too...she's had her share of heartache...it's her time.

10-29-2001, 09:59 AM
Hope girl!!! 2 more days and you'll be able to see!!!! Good luck and we'll be thinking about you. Julie, you are a godsend. Keep up the good work. Let us know what happens.

Dixieland Dancer
10-29-2001, 05:53 PM
We are moving you into high gear in our prayers, precious Hope! We can't wait to hear that you can see your lovely Julie! :D

10-29-2001, 09:39 PM
Well, its the final countdown and I am so nervous!!!! Hope has been on special eye drops and medication since last Friday in preparation for the surgery. I have been trying to get her used to the collar she has to wear after surgery so she cannot scratch her eyes and she does not like it at all! She just stands there and doesn't move. Hopefully she will be a little better by Wednesday. Keep thinking good thoughts and I will let all of you know on Wednesday how it went. :)

10-29-2001, 10:49 PM
I, for one can't wait!! Those "E" collars are a pain in the butt, but they get used to them....kind of...when we had to get Billy's eye taken out, he was pretty amusing for awhile until he got used to it. The other dogs just treated it like a toy and chewed the snot out of it! Picture that one if you will! lol Good luck baby Hope!!! Prayers are headed your way!!! Hang in there Julie, just know we're all with you on this!

10-30-2001, 03:14 PM
I have been following Hope's progress without making any comments but I have to congratulate you on wonderful she looks! It has to be very gratifying to have brought her so far. You are definitely her angel.

I have been a regular lurker (and sometimes poster) on both Blinddogs.com and a diabetic canine board at http://pub3.ezboard.com/fpetswithdiabetescaninediabetes. I've learned a lot from everyone there. Have you tried either?

I will be praying for Hope's surgery. Please keep us informed. Even if we don't post often, there are a lot of people who are wishing the best for you both.


10-30-2001, 03:43 PM
I just went through the postings and read about your miracle baby and of all the love, compassion and HOPE you've put into this precious dog. You're an incredible person Julie and I, too, will be thinking about your darling Hope tomorrow. God Bless you for being the wonderful human being you are. Lots & Lots of HUGS!!!!!
Oh by the way I went back and looked at Hope when the postings first started because I was afraid to look before, but to see her now is amazing - what you've done for this poor lady is beyond comprehension. So wonderful - my heart is so full!!!

[ October 30, 2001: Message edited by: purrley ]

10-30-2001, 03:47 PM
Our best wishes and prayers to you Julie and to Hope, the Wonder Dog! You've been through so much sweet girl. Just hang in there a bit longer. Such a bright and beautiful world awaits you! Love...

10-30-2001, 06:26 PM
All my furkids and I also wish the very best on Hope's surgery tomorrow. Will they keep her overnight? Will she get too excited with the Trick-or-Treaters coming to the door? I do so hope/pray that all goes well for her. Any further information on the cancer? Do they think they got it all? I'll be here tomorrow evening with bells on, waiting to hear good news. You go, girl!

10-30-2001, 08:19 PM

Hope & Julie, just wanted to let you know
that you are in my prayers tonight!!!

I do believe in miracles!!!

Love & Positive Thoughts to you both tonight !!! Liz & Buddy.

Daisy's Mom
10-30-2001, 09:26 PM
Good luck tomorrow, Hope! If there is any dog out there strong enough to oull through, it's you! Take good care of her Julie. God bless both of you!

10-30-2001, 09:51 PM
Thanks again for all of your support, kind thoughts and prayers!!! I took a 1/2 day off work tomorrow so I will be able to be with her after surgery. It will be nice and quiet for her where we live. We don't get trick or treaters up here.
Mary, thank you for the info on the web sites! As for Hope's cancer there has been no signs of any recurrence. So hopefully the eye surgery is Hope's last obstacle and she can have a normal life!!! Probably won't get much sleep tonight. The anticipation is overwhelming!!! Talk to all of you tomorrow! :)

10-30-2001, 10:45 PM
Oh, Hope, we will be praying very hard for you tomorrow. I pray that all will go well and you'll get better fast!! Good luck!!! (to you too, Julie!)

10-31-2001, 09:30 AM
Just dropping a line to let you know I'm thinking of you today. I HOPE all goes well!!!

10-31-2001, 08:41 PM
Any news, Dogresq? Been thinking about you today!

10-31-2001, 08:54 PM
I'm hoping and praying that everything will go well.

Daisy's Mom
10-31-2001, 09:02 PM
How is Hope! All paws and fingers here are crossed for her today!

10-31-2001, 09:20 PM
YEAH!!! The surgery went very well and the Dr. is very pleased and excited for Hope. She is still very groggy and her eyes are swollen but her glucose is stable and she ate a little tonight. She is such a trooper!!! She will go back to the Dr. in the morning and will be checked again on Friday and then once or twice a week for 6 weeks depending on how she is doing. She has to wear the "collar" for 6 weeks which I am sure is not going to make her happy. But I think once she gets back up on her feet and can see it will make a big difference. Of course, I am ecstatic and your thoughts and prayers have helped us through. I am praying for a easy recovery and can't wait until she can go out an play with the other dogs! I will let you know tomorrow what the Dr. says. THANKS EVERYONE!!!!! :D :D :D

10-31-2001, 09:25 PM
Big Hugs to both of you! :D I'm so happy to hear that she came through with flying colors, as usual. :)

10-31-2001, 10:27 PM
Oh such great news!!!! I hope she continues to do well!!!! I am so happy! :D Good luck in the morning! Please let us know!!

10-31-2001, 11:11 PM
Hi Hope, this is Kobie. Glad your surgery went so well--there's soooo much neat stuff to see in the world! You won't believe it! It'll make it worth having to wear that #@!$% lampshade for a little while! (Shh--don't tell anybody, but I had to wear one too when I got fixed. It ain't cool.) :D

10-31-2001, 11:48 PM
Oh Julie, you can't know how excited I am. That is the BEST news I've had in a very long time. You are the best for sticking with little Hope through all this. I'm so glad that the prayers and good thoughts worked. PLEASE give us an another update soon!!! Congrats! Tell the doctor that he is a miracle worker!! Little Hope, the pain will go away and you will be able to see your savior. And Kobi is right...those collars suck, but it will help you little girl!

Dixieland Dancer
11-01-2001, 09:22 AM
Julie and Hope, that is great news! You were both in our prayers yesterday and it looks like we got an answer. We are still wishing you a speedy recovery and lots of happy times together in the future. This is truly a miracle relationship!

11-01-2001, 03:49 PM
Julie, I couldn't be happier. What wonderful news. Hope, you are the bestest, bravest furry girl on the planet. Wish I could give you the biggest hug and kiss :) Love to you Hope and many, many thanks to Julie, a real angel!

11-02-2001, 11:51 AM
Excellent news! I am SO glad to hear the surgery went OK and that Hope is recovering like such a good girl.


11-02-2001, 12:17 PM
Oh Julie, what GREAT NEWS !!!
I am so Very Happy for you both. Hope has
such a strong will to live; She surely is an
Angel and a inspiration to us all!!
Strong prayers and Positive thoughts are
still being offered for both of you...Liz

11-02-2001, 08:49 PM
Hi Everyone!!! Hope continues to do well and the Dr. is amazed at how well she has done with the surgery. He has taken quite a liking to her and she has stayed at his office the past two days while I have been at work. He too believes she is a miracle and feels that her strong will to live is the reason she has done so well. He said that within a week she should have full vision. Right now I think she can make out figures and definitely can tell the difference between dark and light. She has beautiful brown eyes!!! I cannot tell you how thankful and blessed I feel that she has done this well!!! She is my angel!! :D

11-02-2001, 09:41 PM
Oh this is just so exciting!!! I'm so happy that you saved Hope, Julie!! You are an angel. I never dreamed that when I first posted Hope's picture that she would be saved by someone as wonderful as you! I pray for her continued recovery. What a great story!!!!

11-02-2001, 09:49 PM
Oh Julie, I'm so excited!! How has she reacted to being able to make out shapes and light and dark? That would be so cool to watch. Give your angel a big hug from the Kendall clan!!

11-03-2001, 08:13 AM
Wonderful new on Hope. It will be wonderful for this special dog to have the gift of sight. As for wearing the lamp shade, we used to tell our Bailey (who had skin problems and periodically had to wear one) how beautiful she was when she had it on. She really believed it was a special outfit and used to prance around like a Queen. My husband and I had to be careful to laugh to ourselves so not to destroy the illusion.

Hope, you are a real inspiration. I wish I had your courage and spirit. You go girl!

11-03-2001, 11:24 AM
This is the greatest news! This story and the people that made this mircle happen WOW! This would make a beleiver out of anyone. It makes me want to cry and smile at the same time.

[ November 03, 2001: Message edited by: sammi ]

11-03-2001, 09:26 PM
Hello from Buddy & Liz..
I'm still on "cloud nine" from hearing of
Hope's good surgery results!!! Just wanted
to send Hope & Julie ,and all the other
furkids in the household a hug and wish for
continued progress and health!!!
You all are in my thoughts and prayers
every day... All The Best, Liz.

11-04-2001, 07:16 AM
great news julie and hope...we have been praying for you...so glad all is well...keep it up!!!!! the deli dog

11-05-2001, 09:24 AM
Any new developments? I am dying for an update. Hope girl, how does it feel to see Julie? Julie how does it feel to know that you're responsible for her being able to see for the first time in a long time? Not only that how does it feel to know that you've given that precious dog a new lease on life?

11-05-2001, 11:26 AM
How wonderful that Hope's surgery turned out so well! You're both very special.

How is her diabetes? Did her surgery have any affect?

Daisy's Mom
11-06-2001, 10:08 PM
That is great news! Our prayers have paid off :)

11-06-2001, 10:21 PM
Hi Everyone! Hope continues to do well and each day I can see a little improvement. The Dr. said it will take a while for her body to adjust since she has been blind for so long. I cannot tell you how great it feels to have Hope look at me and know she can really see!! Her diabetes seems to be stable and she is eating and drinking well. It will be a long 6 weeks for her to wear her "lampshade" but it will be more than worth it!! She has adjusted to it rather well and I call her "pretty girl" and she prances around! All of you have been such a great support for Hope and I and thanks will never be enough. You have helped me through one of the toughest ordeals in my life with my animals and as far as Hope and I are concerned-you are all saints!! Hope sends a big sloppy kiss to all of you!! :) :)

11-07-2001, 09:50 AM
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah!!!! I want to meet you guys so badly. We want more pictures!! And you're right, those "E" collars are a pain in the petutie! When Billy wore his after we had his eye removed he ran into everything and it caught on the carpet (because he's so short). After awhile we got a little sadistic and laughed at it...it really was pretty funny. But he never let it stop him...he was great about it, even when the other dogs ripped off of his head and played tug of war with it.

Hope, you talk to your mommy and tell her to bring you and your brothers and sisters out to Indiana so you can play with our bunch...if you've never played before (which I know you are learning)our brood with definitely teach you some good lessons!

Julie, you are the greatest. I truly admire you and you and Hope are 2 of my heroes (herorines). Mike requests a picture (as do I)of Hope with her "E" collar on.

Good luck!

11-07-2001, 12:05 PM
I just can't tell you how happy I am to hear that Hope is doing well. She brings Hope to all of us. She is a hero in my book and so are you for being so kind to her.

11-07-2001, 12:41 PM
Are you still accepting donations for Hope at the Box 63 add.?

Daisy's Mom
11-07-2001, 07:24 PM
I am so happy with Hope's progress! I check for updates all the time! The fact that this little fighter is doing so well is heartwarming. Julie, you're a life saver!

11-08-2001, 12:08 PM
It's wonderful to know that Hope is doing so well. I'd love to meet both of you sometime, but I know it probably won't happen.

I'm sure Hope is devoted to you as only a grateful dog can be. You deserve at least that much as well as kudos from all the people who have been following your progress.

You have my admiration and thanks for taking on Hope.

11-08-2001, 07:34 PM
Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words! Hope continues to do well and today was her first day "home alone". I was a nervous wreck!!! The Dr. thought it would be best for her to be at home where she is comfortable and would be the quietest. One of the girls that works at the vet hospital where Hope was previously staying during the day, is coming up to the house during the day to let her out and go for a walk. I just couldn't leave her alone all day while I was at work so now Hope has her own pet sitter!! I will get some new pictures soon so you can see her in her "lampshade". It has been a long road for Hope but I finally think she is getting very close to being a normal dog. Our prayers have been answered!!! We are still accepting donations at the POB 63. Thank You! :D

11-08-2001, 07:52 PM
I am so very happy that the Almighty sent
Hope to your care!!!It's GREAT to hear of
her continued progress..I do believe in
miracles ; and I also believe in Karma.
Love,Prayers and Good Wishes to both Hope
and Julie !!! Liz & Buddy...
P.S. Looking forward to any new pics...

11-08-2001, 10:17 PM
Oh Goody!!! Pictures on their way. I would have lost my mind leaving her alone all day. I wouldn't have gotten much teaching done I can promise you that. I'm glad to hear that Hope has her own private nanny...that should ease your mind some. I know that when I go back to school on Tuesday that I'll be worried about my DaisyMae. I'm so glad that God answered all of our prayers...I knew He would though, how could He resist such tenacious females?

11-09-2001, 09:32 PM
Hope is such a funny girl! The stitches in her eyes are starting to heal so her eyes itch and since she can't rub or scratch her eyes, she flutters her eyes and must think she can scracth her eyes that way! It is the funniest thing to watch!!! "Pretty girl" with the "lampshade" is really something else!!!! ;) ;) ;)

11-09-2001, 10:58 PM
too funny. it sounds likr she's flirting with you!!!

11-09-2001, 11:04 PM
I'm so happy for both of you!!

11-16-2001, 09:26 PM
Hi Julie, just wondering how Hope is doing
lately? Still fluttering her eyes at you?
I think of you and your fur gang everyday,
and wish the Best to All of you !! I hope
the "lampshade" thingy is not slowing Hope
down or bothering her too much.
Prayers and Good Positive thoughts for Hope
and All of your Fur-Kids !!! Liz.

11-16-2001, 10:07 PM
Was thinking about you and Hope, too! How ya doin?

11-18-2001, 06:40 PM
Hi Everyone! Sorry I haven't kept in touch lately but the rescue business never ends! We had to rescue a St. Bernard that was on a chain and had only an old car part for shelter and he was trying to get under the car part for shelter and had lacerations all over his back and neck that had abscessed. He was grossly underweight also. He is now safe with us and recovering. And yesterday we got a shepherd mix from another facility that is another "Hope" case. Severely emaciated and is also an older gal-about 7-8 years old. Fortunately she is in good health otherwise. She just needs a lot of TLC and good nutrition. She is still at the veterinary hospital and will go to a foster home this week. Good news is that Hope's vision has greatly improved over the past week and she can see very clearly now. I can let her outside and don't have to have her on a leash and she gets around just fine. She is anxious to play with the other dogs but can't for another 3-4 weeks. This Thanksgiving has special meaning as I am very thankful that Hope has recovered so well and that we have had all of you to be with us through this whole ordeal!! We don't know what we would have done without all of you! Hope and I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! :D :D :D :D

Daisy's Mom
11-18-2001, 07:55 PM
I am so glad Hope is doing better! Good luck with your other poor rescues. You are truly and angel. Happy Thanksgicing to you, and you really do have so many things to be thankful for :)

11-18-2001, 08:01 PM
Hi Julie & Hope... It's really GREAT to hear
such positive gains for a happy,normal life..
Please give Hope a special hug from me !!!
This Thanksgiving, among the things that
I am Thankful for, is you Julie,and others
like you who give so very much to the lost
and all but forgotten , noblest of God's
creation !!
Please know that Hope's story gives hope to
everyone that reads it.Hope & others like
her make us all believe there are still
loving ,caring people who can make a real
difference in their lives.
All The Best, Liz & Buddy

11-18-2001, 08:28 PM
You will be included in my thanksgiving prayers, Julie. I am thankful that you found and saved Hope. I am thankful that Hope is making such a wonderful recovery.

11-18-2001, 10:21 PM
Julie, I am so happy to hear that Hope is doing so well thanks to your kind heart. It's so nice to hear a great ending to such a sad story. It will make my Thanksgiving Happy and I wish you and Hope a wonderful Thanksgiving.

11-19-2001, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by Sudilar:
<STRONG>You will be included in my thanksgiving prayers, Julie. I am thankful that you found and saved Hope. I am thankful that Hope is making such a wonderful recovery.</STRONG>

Sue said it all, Julie. I was thinking that people like you are at the top of my "what I'm thankful for list". I'm so glad that Hope is continuing to improve. And I wish lots of love and happiness for the two newesst of your rescues. Such sad stories :( but hopefully their futures are now as bright as Hope's.

11-19-2001, 02:07 PM
Julie, I am so glad to know that Hope can see well now. You must keep us up to date on the newest arrival now. As with everyone else, you guys are in my prayers also. Give all your babies a big hug for us and Happy Thanksgiving...you have a lot to be thankful for as do Mike and I and everyone who is blessed to be a part of a pooches life!

11-19-2001, 09:21 PM
I just caught up on this story. There really aren't words. I wasn't going to look, then I saw she was in Colorado, too. I HAD to look then. I don't know what to say except I'm really glad she found caring people to help her.

The heartbreak is that we can't help them all. We can't adopt them all and we can't save them all. But we can take great comfort in knowing we CAN save some of them.

I am now an owned-by-cat (as opposed to a cat owner) through similar conditions. I was updating the Shelter's webpage and took this guy's picture. He looked worse than terrible. By the time he had wormed his way into my soul and I adopted him, he was thin, almost totally bald from the mats being cut out of his coat, he needed two infected teeth removed (one was broken off at the gum), neutered, and his eyelids were turned in and he had to have them surgically corrected so he could see without pain. Now, however, he's the gorgeous fluffy white dandelion of a kitty I knew he always was. From the moment I saw him, I saw him whole and healthy. The most outstanding thing was through all his misery he had the best, most loving disposition. He still does.

I wish I could tell the world that ya gotta look at a cat or dog through the eyes of love and see beyond the physical. People, too.

Now my big white kitty lives in total (almost) harmony with my four dogs and my neighbor's dog, too!

They're worth the effort. ;)

11-23-2001, 04:45 PM
Any news on the newest rescue? And of course, how is Hope? I hope everyone there had a great Thanksgiving.

11-24-2001, 08:09 PM
I'm glad to report that both of our newest rescues continue to improve. The little shepherd, now named Maya, is in a foster home and is starting to eat quite well. She loves her foster parents and I feel she will do well in her new home. Chris, the St. Bernard, is recovering well and is now working with a trainer. He had no training or socialization before and could not even be walked. He will work with the trainer for a while and then hopefully find a home where someone has some time to spend with him. Hope had her first (small) taste of turkey and boy-did she love it!! She is doing very well and has only 3 more weeks of her lampshade. On a sad note, Wednesday we lost Max, our cocker mix who was 12. He had a tumor in his spleen that ruptured. They figure is was cancer. I have lost 4 dogs in the last year to cancer. Not a very good Thanksgiving and it has not been a good year for my dog family but they will be with me forever and each has added something special to my life. The grief sometimes is overwhelming. We all know that they won't live forever but the time that they have with us is so short. One is never prepared for their passing. :(

11-24-2001, 10:11 PM
I am glad to hear the good news about Hope
and also the news of Maya & Chris...
I want to offer my sympathy in the passing
of your dog Max. I am so very sorry...
As you said, we know in our minds that they
will not live as long as we want them to,but
it's still a shock to the heart when they
leave us...I hope Max did not suffer, and
know that his spirit will be with you forever
You & your husband are in my prayers.
Please take good care of yourself...

11-25-2001, 12:22 AM
So terribly sorry about Max. It is so hard to lose one of your furbabies. My heart goes out to you.

Daisy's Mom
11-25-2001, 12:32 AM
I am so sorry about Max. At least you have your other fukids and sweet Hope to cheer you up.

11-25-2001, 02:57 PM
Oh Julie, I'm so sorry to hear about Max and the other 3 you have lost this year. Our thoughts are with you. I am, however, glad to hear about Hope, Maya, and Chris! Turkey is a wonderful thing! I'm also glad that you are now a part of the Pet Talk family and hope that we can all continue to talk and relate our wonderful pet stories.

11-25-2001, 06:47 PM
So sorry to hear of Max passing away.
When so we get to see a photo of Hope??

11-29-2001, 08:17 PM
Just a note Julie, to let you know that I'm
thinging of you & your furkids.
Please give Hope and ALL your furry companions a hug & Best Wishes from Indy.
You All are in my prayers. Liz & Buddy...

11-30-2001, 02:43 PM
Dear, Angel Julie. I am so very, terribly sorry to hear that you lost your precious Max. You have had to deal with so much loss over such a short period of time. Yet still, you always manage to open your heart, to find the love to give and share with others in need or want. You are in every sense of the word, heaven sent. My family sends you prayers and wishes that your heart will begin to heal and that you will find strength and support in those who love you. I know Hope and her continued progress and recovery, as well as her love, must lighten your heart a bit.

11-30-2001, 03:27 PM
Julie, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Max. You are right they are here with us for such a short time that we must make every minute count. I know how hard it is to deal with the tragedies, but each one has a corner of our heart so that we always remember. I'm glad to hear that Hope is doing well she is a true miracle.

12-01-2001, 12:24 AM
Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers for us and Max. It has been really hard to come home and not have him here. The other dogs look for him and then look at me like "where is he?" They too grieve for the loss of their friend. I think of all the fun and silly things he did and it makes me smile but not being able to pet him is really tough.
Hope is doing very well and it has been 4 weeks since her surgery. She is now running in the dog run so I know she can see very well. She loves to play chase (me chasing her) and even with her "lampshade" on she knows exactly where I am. She brings joy to my heart every day and helps me to keep going. I promise I will get a picture soon so you can see her beautiful eyes!

12-04-2001, 06:32 PM
Julie, just wanted to express my sympathies about Max. I keep thinking my Shiloh will be going soon -- she's 12 1/2 and getting a little arthritic, but otherwise in good health, Thank God! Hope has to be a great blessing now for you -- to know you've helped her so much and she must be loving you so much, but nothing but time will heal the ache you have for your losses. I lost my little Trev over a year ago and still have moments when I grieve for her. Especially when one of my Pet Talk friends loses one of theirs.

Prayers and best wishes go out to you from the furkids and I here in Tennessee.

12-12-2001, 03:11 PM
Hey Julie, doesn't Hope get her "lampshade" off soon? I'm having Hope withdrawals!

12-14-2001, 09:07 PM
Hi Everybody!! Hope continues to do well and I have been able to take her "lampshade" off when I am at home and she is becoming quite playful! She goes back to the Dr. on Wednesday and if all is well the lampshade will be off permanently. She is very anxious to play with her friends and go outside and run with them. Her long recovery is finally coming to a close and it will be great for her to have the life she so richly deserves. :D

12-14-2001, 10:03 PM
I am so very happy for Hope. She is so lucky to have found you! Have a wonderful holiday season.

12-14-2001, 10:14 PM
What a great Christmas present!!! I hope this doesn't mean that you won't be talking to us anymore Julie. I'm sure glad to hear about Hope's recovery. I would love to see it when she goes outside to play with her buddies.

12-15-2001, 09:10 AM
What a sweet, brave dog Hope is, I'm so happy she is finally going to have that wonderful life that she deserves, thanks to you. She is one of our doggie angels on earth. It has to be so wonderful to be able to see her go out and play after all she has been through and you too. Hugs and kisses to her from Daisy, Perry and me.

12-15-2001, 10:41 AM
Hello Julie and thank you for posting the
Happy news about Hope. Hearing how well she
doing just MAKES MY DAY !!!
I would like to wish you Peace, Love & Joy
this holiday season..Hugs & High Fives to
you and All your other furkids...
Much love from Buddy & Liz.

12-16-2001, 11:39 AM
Oh my goodness! The pood dog! That is horrible and very sad. I hope she'll get better a lot soon! Thanks for the warning!!

12-16-2001, 02:49 PM
Great news, a blessed gift, for you and Hope, and all of us, this holiday season! Afterall, that is what this season gives promise to... Hope! Good job, brave, beautiful Hope :) Have a wonderful, peaceful and healthy holiday and New Year, Julie and Hope!!

12-21-2001, 11:28 PM
HAPPY HOWLIDAYS!! Hope saw the Dr. on Wednesday and no longer has to wear her "lampshade". She is now free to be a real dog and have the life of leasure!!! I consider this Christmas Hope's first Christmas so it will be very special. Every day I look at her and still cannot believe she made it through everything. I actually found a toy she likes-a stuffed hedgehog! It is the greatest joy to see her playing with a toy. It has been a long haul and again I thank each and every one of you for all of your support!!! I wish all of you a very happy and safe holiday season!!! I promise to get pictures of Hope's first Christmas for all to see. :D :D

Cinder & Smoke
12-22-2001, 01:58 AM
Julie & Hope ~ Sure sound like Sandie Pawz stopped a little earlie! Sure will be a Great New Year for both of you ~ Enjoy!!

12-22-2001, 08:54 AM
Can't wait to see pictures of our dear Hope!!!! :) :) Bless you, Julie, for all that you've done for her!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

12-22-2001, 11:41 AM
I can't wait to see pics of Hope during her "first Christmas". What a blessing she is, and what a blessing you are too, Julie. Thank you for rescuing her, and thank you for sharing the whole wonderful story with us...we can never get too many "happy ending" stories :)

12-22-2001, 01:05 PM
Oh yeah Julie!!! I, too, am looking forward to pictures of Christmas. This is the time of year to make sure I thank you again for being there and sticking with Hope through all of this.

Hey...you have some definite catching up to do too girl...we have 15 right now (although we are trying to find a home for the one I got last night and am still trying to get the 2nd dog that was with him).

Cudos again for your work with Hope and I know you will be rewarded thousands of times over. Keep in touch and have great holiday with Hope and the rest of your tribe.

12-25-2001, 11:26 PM
Hey Julie, how did Hope do on her first Christmas in a "real" home?

12-27-2001, 05:16 PM
Oh yes...We need a Hope update Julie!!

12-28-2001, 08:44 PM
This was kind of a bittersweet Christmas as we still miss Max a lot but we had Hope to see all the wonders and sights of Christmas. The flashing Christmas lights were intimidating to her at first but once we got her to go to the tree and see that is was okay she was fine. In fact, some of the ornaments interested her quite a lot as they were stuffed ornaments! Her first Christmas present was sent to her by a wonderful, caring person, Ginny. Hope loves the Christmas bear she sent and sleeps with it. There was a lot of excitement around the house that Hope was not quite used to but she eventually settled down. Of course, there were the Christmas treats for her but she could not have too many because of her diabetes but she did thoroughly enjoyed the ones she had!! I have pictures but I am having trouble getting them on here for all of you to see. Can someone give me some directions on how to post them? Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year! :D

12-28-2001, 09:10 PM
Julie, I'm so glad to hear Hope is well and had a wonderful Christmas with people who love her! I just learned how to post pics myself but I just saw a link to the directions under the "Guess What?" post under today's 12/28 topics. If noone else posts directions before you get this you can go there and click on the link. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I'm not much of a computer whiz compared to some of the others here but I happened upon your update first must be... Happy New Year!


Cinder & Smoke
12-28-2001, 09:23 PM
Julie and Hope ~

Glad you guyz had a nice Christmas! :D

Here's the place where "Dad" (Phred) wrote the How to Post Pictures stuff...

Phred's Posting Pictures on Pet Talk (http://PetoftheDay.com/cgibin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=21&t=000384).

If you have :eek: trouble, send us a note or post your questions.

12-29-2001, 09:00 AM
Julie, I'm so glad Hope enjoyed her first real Christmas. I'm sorry about Max, that had to be difficult. I can't wait to see the pictures. Phred gave good instructions. I found posting them on an album on webshots was really pretty easy after you get the hang of it. Good luck. Remember, don't be a stranger.

01-08-2002, 09:58 PM
Sorry I haven't gotten the pictures posted but unfortunately the rescue business is always busy. We now have a chow pup that was left at our shelter door that had been burned by some type of chemical or scalded with hot water. He has burns on his neck chest and tongue. He is burned to the skin and it is doubtful the fur will grow back. I have been bathing him with special shampoo, keeping his burns clean and he is on antibiotics and being watched closely for infection. Despite the abuse he is a very sweet guy and just like Hope, he has not once growled or tried to bite me. Just when I think I have seen it all something like this comes along. We also have an older female lab mix that had been hit by a car or abused and has part of her upper lip missing as the injury was never treated. She can only eat canned food. She also has scars on her chest. She had a large mass on her chest which has turned out to be an advanced cancer. So guess where this one is going??? She will be coming home with me soon to live out the rest of her life and be loved and have a home. I keep hoping with each new year that the abuse will stop or at least lessen. I can only say that the people who do this to animals will one day have to answer to someone greater than us all. But in the meantime, I will continue to do all that I can for them. :( :(

01-08-2002, 10:09 PM
Oh Julie, you are so wonderful. I sometimes wonder why God allows humans to live on earth. How do people become so evil. Gee, do you think they would enjoy being scalded with chemicals? I doubt it, but they should have to endure it too so they understand what they do to our precious furbabies. As you can tell, I'm not having the greatest time right now, but I don't think I would change my opinion of scum like these people. I'm sure your lab will at least be able to enjoy a short time on earth before she is no longer in pain and reaches the Rainbow Bridge. Please keep us informed and up to date. You're my hero!!!

01-08-2002, 10:19 PM
Julie, you're doing it again. I know there must be numerous others that we don't even know about that you have helped. Bless you, sweet lady, for being there for all of them. :)

01-09-2002, 07:04 AM
julie, you are truly wonderful....i can only pray for those furkids...how dare humans do this to any animal...and they always come back and wag their tails and lick the hand that beat them...oh i am crying again...the world is better with people like yourself in it...delidog

01-09-2002, 01:55 PM
Julie, you are one of the great people that is going beyond to help these poor animals. You will be rewarded I am sure.

01-09-2002, 05:25 PM
Hi Julie, Just wondering what is the chow
pup's name ? The Lab mix ?
Prayers and Best wishes for both you &
these babys !!!

01-16-2002, 10:13 PM
Hope goes for her final check up with the eye Dr. tomorrow and if all goes well, she can play with the other dogs and truly be a "dog". She is actually getting a little heavy! Imagine that! Again, I am thinking positive thoughts for all to go well.
The chow that was burned, Spencer, is slowly improving. We had him at our pet adoption on Saturday and he loves women but is terrified of men. So we figure it was a man that abused him. You cannot touch his head at all. He did really well around children. He is going to need a special home but we will find that home for him. Sugar, my new dog with cancer gets her sutures removed tomorrow and will get her "lampshade" off also. I know she will glad for that!!! She has not been eating well so I have been trying different types of food. I think it is hard for her to eat with her lip being the way it is but I will figure it out. So my family of dogs that nobody wants continues to grow. They are all so special and I am the lucky one to have them!!! I will let all of you know how things go for Hope tomorrow.

01-17-2002, 03:05 PM
I am so thrilled to hear that Hope is almost THERE!!:) I have her pic. stored on my computer, and look at her beautiful face often. A fat Hope????:) Now that's a picture I could really learn to love. Thanks too for the update on Sugar and Spencer. Bless their beautiful hearts. Hope Sugars' appetite improves. And if anyone can find Spencer the perfect forever home it's you, Julie! Love, Sandra. You GO Hope!!!

02-04-2002, 09:00 AM
Julie, your friends are asking for a Hope update here (http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7988)

(I don't think Julie's made it out of Dog/Rescue)