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Dexter and Wolfy

Wolfy earned his wings on June 22, 2011

Dexter earned his wings on February 27, 2012

Dexter was on the 2011 Ferret Giving Tree!

Updated: February 27, 2012

Dexter earned his wings on February 27, 2012

Updated: December 12, 2011

The box of presents you sended me got here today

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Updated: August 6, 2011

Dexter popped his head out as soon as I put his soup down – he is still not asking for a second bowl but I am thrilled he is eating one 

Updated: August 4, 2011

Dexter was bouncing and playing with me last night – even gave me a little nip so I know he is feeling better

Updated: August 3, 2011

So we have 19 cages tagged with suspect tags – one is tagged with black poo but that is Dexter and he is now being recorded as well – he is eating drinking and even looking for soup

Updated: August 1, 2011

Dexter has improved enough that he is eating his soup - he asked for a second serving last night – this morning he ate only a portion of what I gave him – but he may have been eating kibble prior to my serving up soup –

Updated: July 28, 2011

Dexter is still eating – so I do believe he is on the mend – his poo is now brown – I am still giving him carafate to keep that tummy coated so his ulcer does not return – I let him have the kitchen this afternoon – he did not toddle around much so I guess he still does not feel well 

Updated: July 27, 2011

Dexter is eating – not much but when I offered him some treat tonight he ate it – so I do believe he is on the mend – his poo is now brown – I am still giving him carafate to keep that tummy coated so his ulcer does not return -

Updated: July 26, 2011 - AM

Dexter ate soup this morning and actually had some normal looking poo – 

Updated: July 25, 2011 - PM

Dexter has turned to bad again – has black sticky poo and he is not eating tonight – he would not even allow me to dropper feed him – he fought me all the way – I got some carafate down him – hopefully that will help his tummy to feel better so he eats the soup I left him 

Updated: July 25, 2011 - AM

On the brighter side - Dexter – he is in the bank of cages that will get up until later this morning – only this morning when I walked into the shelter he jumped out of bed and started banging the bars – if he had a tin cup like Miss Gail says - he would have been running it across his cage bars – I took him out and gave him the play pen – gave him a bowl of soup – he dove in – so maybe just maybe he is getting better and will stay better – 

Updated: July 24, 2011 - PM

I offered Dexter more soup – he got up and started eating it – I am so pleased he seems to be feeling better not eating a lot but he is eating – that is more than he was doing 2 days ago – the best part we have normal brown – well formed poo – 

You know you need a real life when you get excited over normal brown – well formed poo –

Molly has not improved - 

Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers – they are working Brenda

Updated: July 24, 2011

Good morning – some grand news –

Dexter was waiting to get up – wanted out - now! I put him in the play pen to give him some stretch room and out time I can monitor – when I walked in to do something he had his face in the kibble dish! I got him a bowl of soup – set it down for him - he stuck his face in it immediately – 

This is such a treat to see him feeling better – 
Maybe we are on the back end of this night mare – 

Have a great Sunday – 
Shelter mum Brenda

Updated: July 22, 2011

One week & one day – seems like a life time ago that this nightmare started - 

Brooklyn is gone – she finally decided she had had enough – she was so pale my guess her ulcer was bleeding into her tummy – 

Possum had her face in the food dish this morning so I was pleased about that –

Molly is still with us drinking water but still not interested in eating unless I force her to do so 

Dexter continues to struggle – he will not eat even when I offer him food, unless I force him to eat then I can only get a ml or two into him – his little eyes look so sad and sick -

The rest of the shelter is doing okay – except for the kids I have listed here the cages that were tagged suspect have not been upgraded to confirmed so I figure that is a + no new suspect cages either – 

I still have not gotten the report from Opie – I called on Thursday I was told there was no report yet and they would call me when it came in – 

Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers 

Updated: July 21, 2011

Well I was hoping that things were turning around but when I got Possum up for her shift she is now sick – not eating – so I have 4 that are not eating –

I think I am loosing the battle with Molly – she is just not happy here at the shelter- and not feeling good on top of being 8 yrs old is taking its toll on her little body – her family decided after 8 yrs they needed to dump her – 

she was dumped at a HS that does not take in ferrets – they called me – she was picked up and kept for a few days at a shelter friends house then brought here to me – she has eaten little since she got here – she is one of the fur kids I am force feeding –

Brooklyn and Dexter are eating if I insist – literally – 

I will start doing the same for Possum – other kids so far are doing okay – back to the shelter to get more cages done –


Updated: July 19, 2011 PM

I hesitate to say Brooklyn seems to be coming around – we actually got some turkey baby food in her today – she has responded to us when we opened the cage – she still has the bleeding ulcer but maybe she is turning around – Dexter’s black poo has turned back to green – he too has eaten some turkey baby food – he even wanted out of his cage today – neither of them want more than a few ml of food but that is an improvement to the nothing they have wanted the past few days - we have 12 cages tagged with suspect tags – 2 of which are still marked confirmed – the others that had green have improved – hopefully will continue to improve - 

I just got more turkey food down Brooklyn and Dexter – 

Updated: July 19, 2011 AM

Brooklyn is still with us – Dexter is struggling - we now have 11 cages tagged with suspect tags – 2 of which we have marked confirmed – 

Updated: July 18, 2011

Brooklyn is still with us – Dexter is now suffering black poops – as is Tinker Stinker – we have 8 cages tagged with suspect tags – 2 of which we have marked confirmed – 

Updated: July 14, 2011

This morning as I was getting second shift up and putting first shift away - I found lots of very sick kids – 3 were on deaths door when I got them up -

Dexter he has some pretty nasty looking poops too – he usually eats soup and wants more - I see he did not finish his soup this morning – did 25 units of Dex – lives alone – he is now on Moxy – I have 2 vets working on this – we at this point are treating for ECE but until I get Opie necropsy I will not know for sure what is going on – 

Updated: June 22, 2011

Wolfy earned his wings this morning. He was struggling the past couple of days, he would eat his soup but he just was not feeling well. I brought him up to the sick pen this morning before going to work, when I got home he was gone. Brenda

Updated: March 25, 2011

Susann T offered to get Wolfy a deslorelin implant – he was stable enough to have that done – Susann and I meet in Wayland off the 390 exit – at 2:30 pm – she headed to Rochester I headed back home – 

Susann and Wolfy saw Dr. Ed Gschrey at South Towne Veterinary Hospital – Wolfy has a mass on one side between the sizes of an almond and walnut – he has another smaller one on the other side – 

The implant was put in place – Wolfy was brought home the same day – Thank you Miss Susann for helping our mum take care of us -

From Master Largo News December 2009

Suzie Q: The Bakers, they live on Long Island, went to the kitty shelter to pick up the girls; they stayed with the bakers for a few days while mum set up transportation for them. Then Miss Margaret said she would bring them to Naples. Miss Margaret lives on Staten Island so she went over to the Bakers on Long Island to get the girls, took them home for the night before they started on their last leg to come to Naples. Miss Margaret got her brother and his girl friend to take the trip with her. The new kids, Miss Margaret, her brother and his girlfriend got here about 2:30 in the afternoon on Sunday. Along with the new kids the Bakers sent Wolfy one of their fur kids up to Naples too because he needs to see Doc for Adrenal surgery. So Wolfy is here at camp till he gets that done.

Click to see Wolfy at camp!

Update: July 1, 2010 Master Largo News

Suzie Q: On the same day Miss Genevieve had her presentation Wolfy needed our favorite Doc - mum had done all she knew to do to get him feeling better - something more was going on that she could not fix. There was no way she could get him to Doc before they closed at 5, between bus runs and mandated medical physical. Miss Mary met mum ½ way to get him to the hospital, thanks Miss Mary. Wolfy was at the hospital for a full week. Grandpa Dick went to get him out of the hospital for mum. Thanks Grandpa Dick. Shelter Mum met Miss Donna Z in Canandaigua last Friday to take her canopies back that we borrowed for clinic day and to get Irene. Miss Donna Z picked up Irene and her carrier for Shelter mum so Irene is home with us now.

Holiday Gifts 2010

Oh Miss Heather – mum let me open my presents today – so much stuff - I am so excited – I know I have to share with Fred – mum says he is next to get pictures of – any way I love my Christmas - 

Heather – thank you for thinking of me as well – will you tell your fur kids for me that they picked the very best present they could for me – I love the scarf and gloves – thank you – Merry Christmas Brenda