Here she is! This is just a shot of the potential beauty; right now she
doesn't look too lovely with antibiotic ointment all over her face and her poor skin so raw and
desperately needing a decent haircut. March 2003
1st visit to ophthalmologist - July 2003
Daisy July 2004
November 2004-begging with Woody and Dusty
THE AD READ: For adoption: Nettie, F, senior, Lhasa
Apso X. She only has a few teeth, is deaf and blind. This sweet dog needs a kind person
to allow her to live out the rest of life. She was found in the snow, face down. Nettie
is in a MD shelter. Can be transported to the right home. Mention muffins 311.
I learned about this dog on one of the rescue lists I'm active with. Below are excerpts from
messages about Daisy.
I picked up Nettie...now known as Daisy...from the shelter Friday morning. I took her to my vet
right away and for her age, she is between 13 and 15 years old, she's doing OK. She is blind
from untreated dry eye in both eyes, she has a raging ear infection in both ears, her mouth is
a rotting mess, she has a heart murmur and she has a chronic skin condition. She weighs 19
pounds and is very skinny. She has such a beautiful disposition though and is starting to perk
up quite a bit. Her blood work was again good for her age so we started antibiotics and she is
scheduled to have her mouth worked on this Thursday. She does have some hearing and gets around
very well once she has checked out her environment. She has no clue what this "going for a
walk" business is all about and I doubt she's had a collar, leash or harness on for years.
Until we know for sure that her skin condition isn't contagious, she's living in our rec room
downstairs and my other 2 stay upstairs. We may never be a well blended family but she's loved
and comfortable and when she wagged her tail for the first time yesterday when I came
downstairs, I felt like one of the luckiest people ever!
Day 13 Daisy update: In a nutshell, she's doing so well I hardly believe it's the same dog! She
had her dental work on Thursday and 6 teeth were removed and some gum work done to clean up the
infection. She tolerated it VERY well and was home that evening.
When she went to the groomers on Monday, she was a
perfect angel and didn't balk at all at being put in a crate unlike the fit she pitched
when I tried to put her in a crate at home, hence the potting room compromise. While she
was gone, I cleaned out the potting room so she has a large eating station, a carpeted
bedroom area and about 2 feet square as a potty area. I covered all the insulation and
moved and put away anything that could be climbed on. Of course, the story doesn't end
there. She jumped down "funny" Monday night and pulled the ligaments in her knee. We went
to the Vet first thing the next morning and she is doing a little better. She did OK in
the potting room yesterday with me closing the door instead of trying to gate her in. She
only cried and scratched and scoped out any possible means of escape for about 15 minutes
before she climbed in her bed and let out a DEEP sigh! Only....it was too cold for her in
there last night. The floor is cement and there is no heat duct in there and she just got
shaved and even I was shivering in there, and I'm well insulated! You got it, she slept
on the love seat in the carpeted, heated rec room.