Jordan



New red male from animal control - 13 Jan
[IMPS] Jordan -- Little Rock rescue - 1 Feb
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Jordan Update - 7 Feb
Jordan Update - 12 Feb


New red male from animal control

Wed, 13 Jan 1999 13:03:13 -0600 - from Linda Lipe

Yesterday afternoon I picked up a minpin from animal control -- supposedly stray but I suspect a county owner surrender. County animal control lets them get around the city surrender fee by calling them stray. Long toenails, no collar. They said he was biting every one and could only be picked up by throwing a towel over him. I picked him up with no problem and he collapsed in my arms. Then I left him at my vet, and they said he was biting when they tried to get him out of his kennel. Again this morning I got him out with no problem. Very, very sweet to me. He's just scared to death.

Red male, approx. 2 yrs, background unknown; ears natural, neither standing; tail not docked; didn't notice dewclaws; fine to med boned. Est. 13-14 inches; 13 pounds but too thin, hips showing, ribs all but showing.

He has a hematoma on one of his eyeballs -- probably hit in the eye with a catch pole. No wonder he's biting. Don't think there's any threat to his sight - just painful. Heartworm negative. Parasites unknown at this time. Bloodwork sent off prior to neuter. He had brown drainage from both eyes so I suspect liver enzymes may be elevated from poor diet, stress, etc. I cannot foster him, I already have three fosters in my home on top of my 7, so he will have to be boarded until I can make some arrangements for him.

Linda Lipe

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[IMPS] Jordan -- Little Rock rescue
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Mon, 1 Feb 1999 20:49:09 -0600 - from Linda Lipe

They called me to pick Jordan up today. Said they didn't think he is contagious with ringworm anymore.
When I got there - haven't seen him in a week -- I was flabbergasted -- absolutely speechless. He has lost two pounds -- from 13 to 11. He was thin before but emaciated now. It is a busy practice - 6 vets, and apparently no one has paid any attention to him. I sent them back to talk to the kennel help. The kennel help said they'd been feeding him twice a day. I told them apparently not enough.
I suppose he could have gone off his food after neuter last Monday, or from fungus medicine. It says he is supposed to eat with it to keep it from upsetting his stomach. Maybe it nauseated him and the kennel workers didn't pay any attention.
I am absolutely dazzled. I meant to rescue him, not kill him. He's stuffed to the gills now on a Pat McKay meal and goats milk with enzymes, chewing on a range fed beef bone, and lying on the floor on a Ralph Lauren comforter. They charged me $491.00 to starve this dog.
He is a sweetheart. Stands on his back legs -- like the minpin he is -- to be picked up. Remember this is the savage dog who had to be picked up by animal control workers throwing a blanket over his head.
He was a little intimitated by my gang -- 7 plus a foster dog. Thought he wanted to bite my poor old 19 year old cat, but now understands that's not particularly cool.
I almost had them vaccinate him today, but they don't have 3 year rabies vaccine there, so I'm waiting until Saturday to go to a vet who does. Now I'm extremely glad. He's too damn thin to vaccinate.

Linda Lipe

Fri, 5 Feb 1999 23:46:42 -0600 - from Linda Lipe

Unbelievably, he seems to be gaining weight before my eyes. Food is amazing stuff. His stomach seems to be settling down. Still has the cath in -- probably can go after the weekend. I don't want to pull it and then get in trouble over the weekend.

Last night I discovered that his little anus and a part of his tail was raw, raw, raw from the diahrrea. So I tried to put some Prep H cream on it. Of course it was extremely painful and he thought I was trying to kill him. Starting screaming like a dying rabbit and running from me. He was hysterical BUT NEVER TRIED TO BITE. When I finally corraled him, and got the first little bit on his bottom, he wilted in my arms -- relief! He has decided Prep H is a very, very good thing, and lets me treat him at will.

Unfortunately he has a Grade 3 patellar luxation on the right knee. He will need surgery when he gets built up. He's a real charmer who can't quite believe he's being well treated.

Linda Lipe

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Jordan Update
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Sun, 7 Feb 1999 11:43:46 -0600 - from Linda Lipe

Jordan is looking better and better, and his trot has gotten some bounce into it. Chases his tail like a cat, most unsuccessfully. As a matter of fact, I think he usually spins to the right, which may be why his right knee is out of whack. (The inside knee gets torqued on spinners.) Then gives you that "I wasn't really trying very hard to catch it" look and walks off nonchalantly. This makes me think he may have spent too much time in a cage, although not every spinner is a cage dog.

I can't really get a picture of where he came from. He has turned into a real lover, although the purpose of the housebreaking pads evades him at the moment. He doesn't like to go outside by himself at night, unless some other dogs or myself go with him.

I believe I can safely report that he is not a biter, despite his conduct at animal control. If he didn't bite me while I was trying to murder him with the Prep H, he is not going to bite anyone.

Linda Lipe

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Fri, 12 Feb 1999 19:37:55 -0600 - from Linda Lipe

Jordan is better than I am (I have the flu too). He is gaining weight rapidly. He has a little lumbar back soreness, x-rays negative, needs chiro adjustment. Still refluxing a little (which says liver is not quite right). Stools, finally, are normal. He actually barked for the first time yesterday, from glee, and sort of yodels when I come home from work. (He has been sooo silent.) Housebreaking leaves something to be desired, but we are working on it.

Watch out, he will steal your heart when he sits and slowly raises his front end up with his little paws folded and his little head bowed. It will kill you it is so sweet. Jordan the Savage.

With this back problem showing up, I am prepared to pronounce that he is puppy mill breeding stock, wouldn't/couldn't breed with sore back, and was turned over to county animal control to be taken to the city "shelter" and killed. How convenient in a populous county, they don't have to shoot or bludgeon them to death, just have the county pick them up, list them as stray to avoid city surrender fee, and let the city kill them.

Vet and I agree no anesthesia for knee until liver prob is totally resolved, but he is progressing really fast on my home "cooking".

Linda Lipe

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