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Cuddles posing as Audrey Hepburn

August 30, 2010

I think she’s ready for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Our gorgeous girl’s fur is growing back.  Thanks to FM Sandra for continuing to update everyone on Cuddles’ progress on her Facebook page, and most of all for doing an incredible job of caring for our little star.

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DRSF Calendar Contest: 1 Month Results!!!

August 30, 2010

Cast your vote at the DRSF Calendar Contest Voting Booth!  We are one month in and the competition is getting heated. 🙂

DRSF Calendar Contest: Week 1 Results

August 11, 2010

Cast your vote at the DRSF Calendar Contest Voting Booth!  We have 136 amazing entries!

Week 1 Calendar Contest Results

Meet Sadie!

August 11, 2010

Sadie is a two month old puppy that was picked up as a stray by MDAS. We pulled her and since coming to DRSF she has been being cared for at Crossroads Animal Hospital. She is only about 3-4 lbs. She has been receiving care for the worst kind of mange—sarcoptic mange. This form of mange is contagious to humans and other animals; it is also known as “scabies”, so finding a foster home was not a viable option until she was no longer contagious. Thanks to careful vetting, she will be cured soon.  Please check out her adorable pictures and if you would like to make a contribution to her vetting costs, it would be much appreciated (Click “Donate Now” on our home page, http://dachshundrescuesouthflorida.com/).  If you are interested in adopting this gorgeous girl, please read our adoption procedures and fill out an application.

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Big Thanks to Our Fans from Foster Mom Sandy & Princess Cuddles

August 2, 2010

I just wanted to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of the prayers, donations, suggestions, & for all of the LOVE & BEST WISHES that everyone one has sent our way. We are ever so grateful for everything everyone has done.

Cuddles Update: Two weeks

August 2, 2010

Cuddles Week 2 collage

Week 2:

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 / Day # 8
This is the start of week # 2 at the Mange Range. Cuddles once again had a great night and we hope that she continues having them. She was very perky & spunky this morning. Her tail has gone from wagging little bits at a time to shaking her entire bum as if she were dancing!!! 🙂 I THINK I’M FALLING IN LOVE!!!!

Wednesday July 28, 2010 @ 9:47 am
Cuddles went for a 10 min walk this morn. She was sporting a Black T-shirt w/ a pink skull on it & mommy was wearing a classy black pencil skirt, aqua blouse & her 4 1/2″ heals. This is a Foster Mom on a mission!! (F. Time Job, 5 dogs, 3 kids, I’m also the landscaper & the pool girl). If this doesn’t encourage others to help rescue & foster these little creatures, then nothing will!

Thursday, July 29, 2010 / Day # 9 Evening report
Cuddles had a good day today until after her evening bath. The swelling & bleeding of her paws have been an issue since day one. Although they have gotten better, I noticed today that there are blisters in between & under her paws that are full of pus. Her skin is just so sensitive. I noticed the pus because I was cleaning her toes with a Q-tip and it just oozed out. This is causing her extreme pain on her paws. I put lidocaine spray on her paws & put socks on her each night, this is obviously not working. Have to call the vet tomorrow for help. I’ll keep everyone posted.

Friday, July 30, 2010 Evening Report
Cuddles is back to eating like normal. She had a great night and day. Tonight we did the first dip for her feet using Betadine. That was messy!!!! Thank goodness my driveway is a brick color because she left little foot prints all over it!! 🙂 I will be concentrating on getting those little paws better this weekend. I’m sure she will show some improvements by Sunday night.

Friday, July 30, 2010
One more thing before we say good night…….I got a KISS from Cuddles today!!!! YES she licked my face like 5-6 times I was so excited. This was the first kiss I got since her arrival. ♥ Sorry Kym, I beat you to it!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010 / Evening report
Cuddles got her first “Exfoliating bath” today. I just used a small soft facial scrubing pad on her skin & got rid of all of the dead skin & all the yucky stuff she had on her body. She feels like a new born baby!!!!! Paws are still the same. Its only been 24 hours of the new treatments, work in progress…

Saturday, July 31, 2010
Cuddles was visited by her Auntie Lynne again this time she brought her husband Peter.
While Lynne was giving Cuddles lots of love & affection, Peter had the honor of playing with little Douggie. (Mange baby # 2) He has lots of energy and Kisses to give!!!

Auntie Kym & Nana are coming to visit Cuddles tomorrow afternoon. Nana was the lucky one that held Cuddles in her lap when they picked her up from the Humane Society in Key Largo. That was Nana’s first doggie rescue. Tomorrow is her birthday so she’s driving down from Boca Raton to visit, she said that visiting Cuddles is her birthday present!! Isn’t that so sweet!!! Can’t wait to see you!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010 / Evening Report
Auntie Kyn & Nana came & spent 2 wonderful hours with Cuddles & Douggie. Kym & Nana even assisted me w/ Cuddles daily foot soaks & med application. Although Cuddles little paws are sooo sensitive, we have to do it. Kym got a first hand look at what I have to do everyday. Thanks for your help Kym & Nana. Oh yeah, A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nana!!!! 

Cuddles wardrobe increase by 6 more shirts from Auntie Kym & Nana…We’re going to need a walk-in closet!! 🙂 One of them says “I love my Mommy”…….Thanks Kym…..That one just stabbed me in the heart!!r your help Kym & Nana. Oh yeah, A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nana!!!!!

DRSF Dogs: Meet Charlie Boy!

August 2, 2010

He is so gorgeous!  A true standard-sized, long-haired gentleman who will be 4 years old in September.  He is a good boy who loves being pet, spending time with his family, and relaxing. He’d be perfect in a home with no children and with an owner that can give him his favorite things: structure/routine and tons of love! 

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