Adopted November 3, 2016
Rainbow Bridge January 17, 2019
Sad news. Precious passed away this evening in her Aunt Kristen's arms. We asked Kristen to check on her while we were at the Royal wedding
and we couldn't see her on the nanny cam. We decided she needed oxygen and asked Kristen to meet us at MedVet. She passed away as soon as Kristen
got her in the car. I am so sad. I thought she would live forever with all her pain in the butt quirks. I am thankful she wasn't alone.
So sorry Kristen you had to go through this.
Sometime in October 2016, Stephanie Gemmolva Ganucheau tagged me in a Craigslist post for a person rehoming two of his three dachshunds.
I messaged him and he had already rehomed one but not the other. The other was Precious. She didn't look good in the photo and I asked why she
was so heavy and he said it was from breeding her. Well my thought was she would have to still be pregnant to be THAT heavy. So I asked him to
surrender her to JPAS because (1) I didn't want to meet him and (2) I wanted it to be legal so if I rescued her, her could never take her back.
Dr. Wisdom immediately saw her and said she had Cushing's. Well I didn't know what that was but it wasn't something the shelter could fix
but it was treatable. So I brought her home November 3rd after her spay and started her fundraisers. I brought her to SAF to see Dr. Lamarsh
to get the process started. She was 34lbs at the time and missing all of her hair. The previous owner left her outside because she would pee
in the house so much. It was because of the Cushing's. He never brought her to the vet. I think she was 10 years old and still not spayed so
kind of a jerk owner.
So after many tests to figure out the right dosage of meds, two surgeries to remove 10 mammary tumors and pull teeth, about a year later she
was looking good. Her hair filled in. She was down to 17lbs. She walked funny because of being so over weight and her body was deformed.
Looking through so many photos since last night, I am glad my phone is always full of photos because it reminds me of all my dogs and
how quirky they really are. She is the 3rd senior we have lost in a little over a year and 8th dog Tim and I have said goodbye to in our
12 years together. I know seniors are my favorite and I know they won't be with us long but I am so glad I gave them all the best ending of their lives.
Precious was spoiled, got so many toys during her first year and that girl would snuggle with any dog. She woke us up early with low cries at
6am for food. She would bark in the morning if you forgot her meds. She knew the sound of the pill pocket bag she would run for that but
nothing else. She had so much personality and I am so glad we had 3 amazing years together. Thank you to her Godmother for all of her
care the last 3 years and to the many who donated to her fundraisers in the beginning to get this girl healthy. It takes a village! And
thank you Aunt Kristen for coming here last night to check on her so she didn't die alone. I am forever grateful for Aunt Kristen for
helping me with our too many dogs.
Any donations made in Precious' name to DREAM Dachshund Rescue would make my heart so happy. Taking in the severely neglected dachshunds is
rough, but the love they give is endless.