Thursday April 20, 2017
Did ITell you I'm a Smiler?!?
My foster mom keeps trying to get a picture of me smiling, but I only show off my teeth when I'm real excited. This is the best she could do.
Tuesday April 4, 2017
A new bed...This is living.
Archie is learning how to live the retirement life. He has been cooped up in a kennel and walked on lead during the last few months while his leg was recooperating. Now that the doctor has given him the A-OK, he is learning how to be live in comfort and style.
Thursday March 30, 2017
Woohoo! I'm no longer on full leash and crate restriction!
Today, the doctor gave me the ok to go outside off leash and not be kennel bound. So excited, I need a nap.😄👏👏
Tuesday March 28, 2017
Archie loves a good hoof!
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Archie is all smiles.
Tuesday February 28, 2017
Archie is in the house!
Archie came to Nashville on Sunday. He has settled right into his new foster home with no problems. He loves to Roach and sleep.
Sunday February 26, 2017
Made It to Nashville
At long last, Archie has arrived in Nashville and he says even the sunshine tastes great here. His broken leg is recovering nicely, though he's still healing a couple of pressure sores caused by the splint he had been wearing. (Darn that thin greyhound skin!)
He rode well from Memphis where his leg was repaired and was thrilled to get out in the sun in the yard. After thoroughly checking out his new territory and taking care of business, he came indoors and settled in his crate.
He's still on leash walking and crate rest, at least until mid March when he'll be xrayed to check the status of his healing. By spring, he may be ready to walk around on his own in the yard. Fingers crossed. Adoption won't be long after that.
Saturday February 25, 2017
Archie is going to Nashville!
Dr. Pearce has given his OK for Archie to move to Nashville; the next step in getting his forever home! He is still on medical hold and must be leashed walked and confined to a crate, but that is not a problem for Archie. I mentioned in my last post that he was experiencing some "fear of floor syndrome" but thankfully that does not seem to be a problem anymore.
He picked up a nylabone on our way outside this afternoon and decided that he wanted to enjoy a little sunshine while chewing on it. Something got his attention and he looked up for a second. We weren't out too long, but he had fun. So happy for this boy. He is going to be a wonderful addition to someone's pack. He is alert and curious and very sweet!
He is really chewing on that nylabone!!! I bought him a big new one today for his trip to Nashville tomorrow. SHHHH! It's a surprise! Best wishes, sweet boy!
Sunday February 19, 2017
Just Chillin' and Waiting
As you can see, Archie does a great job roaching! He is very good in his crate and sleeps all night. He has been with us since Jan. 3rd and had no problem walking on leash on the rugs and the laminate floor for the first month. However, after he slipped off a rug, he seems to have developed "fear of floor" syndrome! Even at Dr. Pearce's. But we are working with him and that seems to be getting a little better. He does his business on leash, no problem. But he has very poor leash walking skills. That is going to take some more work! For a couple of weeks, I have been dropping him off at Dr. Pearce's for leg soaks and dressing changes on my way to school Mon-Wed-Fri and picking him up on my way home. We will do that again next week. The splint sore is almost completely healed and we hope he will be on his way to Nashville next Sat. We tie a plastic bag over his dressing to keep it clean and dry before we take him outside to potty. He is very patient with this process, both putting on and taking off.
Wednesday February 1, 2017
Can I come to your home?
Archie is making great progress here in Memphis and should be in Nashville in another month. He developed a splint sore and had daily treatment and dressing changes last week. He is now down to three times a week. I drop him off on my way to U of M and pick him up on my way home. He is a really sweet boy who is trying very hard to learn what is required. He responds well to NO and creates very well. His leash walking is not so great, so that will take some extra training. He eats well, gets right down to it and finishes it every bite. He seems to be curious about everything.
Sunday January 8, 2017
Rehab in Memphis
I was visiting family in AL when I got a call from Mardy asking if Archie could rehab at our house here in Memphis. Since we have an empty crate now of course we said "YES" and I picked him up Jan. 3rd from Dr. Pearce's. Initial meeting and greeting of our pack went well. One pack member is a small dog which Archie ignores. No issue there. He has been sleeping well in the guest crate in our bedroom and that is where he stays except for leash walking "potty breaks." He has no problem doing his business on leash. We have leased walked him around the rooms downstairs and he is very curious about everything. He has no problem eating in his crate and seems to have an internal clock that goes off about every 12 hours!
The guest crate is next to the crate where the small dog resides when they are home alone and during the night. Our other two dogs are also in the bedroom when home alone, so plenty of company for Archie. He does whine sometimes when everyone leaves the room. Poor boy! He has never been alone in his short life.
Archie goes back to see Dr. Pearce Tuesday for a bandage change and check up. Hopefully, he will feel up to adding some comments after he sees Dr. Pearce again, but for now he is just trying to keep up with all the new things he has to learn.