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Success Story "Lutie"

Success Story "Lutie"

How much love and life can you pack in one year? Chris and Sashee gave Lutie all the love they had, and they share with us their story:

Despite the best efforts of us and Mission Pet Hospital, we unfortunately had to put Lutie to rest early December. The root cause was unclear in the end. She was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia in July and again in November. As things got worse in early December, the doctors felt based on the latest x-rays it was something more serious, possibly lung cancer.

Lutie was a wonderful addition to our lives the one year we had her, she made that short time filled with what seemed like years of warm memories. Her mind was willing to live further, even though her body was shutting down in the end.

Thanks to the Muttville organization for enabling us to have that awesome experience.



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mariem3 | 02.22.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Scupper" aka Lincoln

Success Story "Scupper" aka Lincoln

Adopting a hospice dog is really about appreciating the joys of life. Fospice boy Scupper is truly living it up:

We fospiced Lincoln in August. As you can see in the photo, he is doing well. While he is blind, it does seem that a bit of hearing has come back to him. Not much hearing but some high pitch sounds. His fur has grown in and he quickly learned how to use the doggie door to go outside. He is house trained. He enjoys exploring the yard and car rides. In fact he drove with us thrown Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Ohio, And Colorado this winter where he enjoyed playing in the snow. He is back home safe and sound where he is going in and out of the dog door all day even with his hip arthritis and blindness. He is a brave little guy.

Lincoln is super sweet too! His personality is really blooming. He likes to play and gets very animated. He also really enjoys being held and actually jumps into our arms in the morning when we wake him up. He hugs us when we hold him. So sweet. He loves walks but he is slow so we call his walks “sniffs” instead.

Lincoln eats well (most of the time!) He loves the kibble brand which Sherri fed him so we have continued to feed him the same brand. And we discovered he loves milk, although we have to give him lactose free b/c he appears to be lactose intolerant. Funniest part of his eating desires is his absolute crazy love for apples. We are cautious to ensure he doesn’t have the core or the seeds and we only feed him a little bit every few days. We’ve never had a dog love apples so much. Very funny.

We changed his name to “Scupper" because he seems to be able to hear the strong consonants and syllables better than “Lincoln” In fact his ears really perk up any time we call out “Scupper!!" which never seemed to happen with the name Lincoln.

We are very happy with the little guy and he seems to be happy with us too.

Dan and Kim



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mariem3 | 02.15.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Apple" 2406

Success Story "Apple" 2406

With happiness comes tears. A story that makes our hearts sing for the loving family she found, and saddened to hear she has crossed the rainbow bridge. Thank you Susan for sharing Apple’s story:

Apple moved in with us June 28, 2014. Us being Peggy, Susan, Dinky, Gussie, and Tansee. . .two humans and three dawgs. She quickly established herself as the eldest matriarch who loved scolding the other three for making too much noise.

Apple was devoted to Susan and Peggy; she was always in our laps under the blankets all nice and cozy. Apple was often very fickle; during the day time she cuddled with Peggy. At night it was Susan through and through. Apple was a chihuahua through and through! At bedtime her favorite place to sleep was in Susan’s left armpit. Don’t ask me why!!! She may have had no teeth but that never stopped her from enjoying her meals and cookies or giving daily kisses. Her tongue hung out on the right side, and only the right side. Like her mommie (Susan) she loved sunning in the backyard, often staying outside when everyone else went inside. We had to bring her inside from time to time. Going to places excited her; meeting new laps thrilled her; hiding under blankets soothed her. Her trademark pose was peeking out from under a blanket; we have millions of pictures of her in this pose. The two years, four months, and five days were full of experiences, laughter, kisses, and amazement.

Apple died on November 02, 2016. She was very clear that it was time. She went for her last walk that morning and made her last deposit :-). We were all with her when she died. She is home and has her own altar. In the two months since her death we feel her absence so keenly. Apple was and still is the queen.

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It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.

Audre Lorde

Tu eres mi otro yo. (You are my other me.)
Si te hago dano a ti. (If I do harm to you.)
Si hago dana a mi mismo. (I do harm to myself.)
Si te amo y respeto, (If I love and respect you,)
Me amo y respeto yo. (I love and respect myself.)

Luis Valdez

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mariem3 | 01.25.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Muffin" 2712

Success Story "Muffin" 2712

Muffin has passed on, but not before giving and receiving a lifetime of love:

Hello friends at Muttville,

We said a very sad goodbye to our beautiful dachshund, Muffin (Muffin 2712), whom we adopted in Dec. 2014. Just before Thanksgiving, she developed pneumonia. While our amazing vets at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center tried everything to help her through it, Muffin was not able to recover.

We miss our sweet girl immensely. Muffin was an absolute love to everyone she met and transfixed them with her gorgeous brown eyes. Formerly an indoor dog (her previous pet parent was 102 years old), Muffin loved exploring rose gardens, parks and most of all, Lake Tahoe. She was a calming presence to all, and shared her wonderful spirit with us and her 14 year old doxie “sister” for the past two years, thanks to Muttville. Muffin 🌹 Dec. 2006 – Nov. 2016.

On Dec. 4th, I submitted a donation in honor of Muffin to Muttville via my employer’s Corporate Giving program.

I also want to thank Sherri, who personally coordinated our introduction to Muffin on a cold, rainy night before any photos were available. How lucky we were!

Kind regards,

Karol & family

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mariem3 | 01.25.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Rudy"

Success Story "Rudy"

Rudy was adopted in 2009 and is still going strong! Mom Patricia gives us this wonderful update:

Rudy Nureyev Jr. is about 16 years old now and a lot has happened since 2009 when Muttville rescued him. For several years Rudy was the “gallery dog” at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda. After I stopped working there I sensed he was bored so I took him to classes and he passed his Canine Good Citizen Test with flying colors. He’s a really smart dog as well as a sweet, quiet, lap dog. His most favorite thing is being picked up and carried around. He sinks into your arms and rests his head on your shoulder. After passing his test he got a weekly gig at a local nursing home. With Rudy in their lap some of the patients, who appeared almost catatonic, would come alive. He also modeled a tux in a fashion show. I couldn’t have a more perfect dog and he has brought such joy to not just me but hundreds of others coming into the art center and at the nursing home. Thank you for saving him for me.

With Gratitude,

Patricia

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mariem3 | 01.25.17 | 0 comments