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Photos & Updates on Cody from the Baltimore Rescue
Sponsor: Willian Halsted
Our sincere Thanks! and Malinois Hugs go out to each and every person that responded to this Emergency Rescue. While many people offered sponsorship of the dogs, others indicated that their donation should provide food or be applied where needed. We have foster homes for all but three of them and the first five are either in their foster home as of last night, 4/14/07, or will arrive shortly.
The Rescue Volunteers have dubbed them *The Dirty Dozen*, however the first ones to move out of the kennel are reported, by transporters and fosters, to be typical Malinois choosing to stay clean when provided an opportunity to eliminate outside. Yipppeeee!!!!! Let's hope that trend continues!
Cody's Transport - 4/22/07
First and foremost, thank you to everyone who made the transport possible! It is amazing how we all wound up lost in the same place! LOL
Cody's Foster Home 6/08/07
Cody went to my club's hosted 3 day agility trial in Staten Island, NY this weekend. To say it is spectator intensive is an understatement! Cody was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just plopped his crate in the middle of the workers/ribbon tent and let him take it all in. He was a HUGE success this weekend at the dog show!!!!!!!!!!!! His temperament is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!! Bikes, kids, rollerblades, commotion, loudspeaker - no problem!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday he was a little reserved and nervous, but nothing terrible. By the end of the day, he was walking around, taking in the sights. By Saturday and Sunday, he was acting like he owned the place! Trotting on leash, giving me the happy mal face, getting interested in dogs running agility, playing with some friends' dogs, etc
He met all sorts of people - canes, walkers, wheelchairs, infants, older people - etc - he just ignored them. He was a typical mal - aloof to people he didn't know. He was a little shy if a crowd swarmed near his crate, but he just laid down and chewed his bully stick once I re-assured him things were ok, he was fine.
Cody is definietly getting very attached to me - today when I ran my dogs, he screamed in his crate - oops!
I am sure he will sleep well tonight!!
Cody's Foster Home 5/03/07
Well, it was very difficult to take some new pictures of Cody since he wont stay still!!! (G) Enjoy!
Cody's Foster Home 4/29/07
Well, it has been a week since Cody came here and what a difference! I am seeing the potential puppy come to life!
He gets along amazingly well with 3 of my 4 dogs! Runs in the yard like a lunatic! He's nothing like he was when he came here Saturday night with his raw feet and all wobbly. His stomach issues are resolving and housebreaking is coming along nicely.
Cody has taken all his cues from my Mal, Riot, or my young BC, Shane. So now he is learning to become obessed with tennis balls and squeakies,(G) learned stairs within a day, lets me pet him, wags his tail, lets me take his lead on and off and is starting to respond to his name.
Cody did pick up on Riot's bad habit of jumping over baby gates tho! (sigh!) He is learning what life in a house is like - the first time I turned on the TV, he growled at it and was afraid. now it's no big deal.
It's amazing what a week did for this dog!
Cody's Foster Home 4/22/07
Cody's first day has been quite long and stressful. We arrived back in NJ at Carolyn's house and Cody was totally lame - not just his rear left leg that we saw in PA when we picked him up, he could barely walk and was wobbly.
By the time I got home to NY after 6pm, Cody ate dinner; but the bad news was that he didn't even want to stand at all. So, by 8pm, I was back in the van headed to NJ to the ER clinic (there are none in Staten Island) of course, when I got there, he was able to stand and walk somewhat. Adrenaline can do wonders I suppose.
Upon examination, the vet could not elicit a specific pain response, said Cody was neurologically intact, didn't have a fever and his joints were not swollen or warm to the touch, he was such a good boy during the exam, altho he didn't like his feet touched during the exam! As I was holding him, I noticed that his feet were wet - I thought he peed on himself. instead, he was so stressed that his paws were "sweating". I have seen this b4 but never have seen pads glistening with sweat!!! the vet surmised pain in the left leg (his rear assembly is not ideal), perhaps panno, so, I left frustrated with no answers.
As we were leaving, for a few seconds, I actually just observed Cody closely. It seemed as tho when he stepped on some pebbles, he raised his feet up oddly. then when he went on woodchips, he did the same thing. did not want to walk on cement.
Then I remembered the glistening feet, and how he wanted to stay on the metal exam table which was lowered (nice and cool on his feeties). I also remembered how I noticed how pink his pads were when I was holding him for the exam. he doesn't have pink pads - he has black pads but they are so worn that his feet are actually raw!
So, I will give him his medication (vet did not charge me for it- very nice!), rest him, keep him on soft surfaces and see how he does. Thank goodness he is only 34 lbs! (for now!)
Good news is he gets along with 3 of my 4 dogs.
Cody is truly one resilient dog and a trooper!
Cody - 4/6/07