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July 21, 2006

Meet Thunder!

Here's one that was adopted before he made it to the web site. We got a call from someone who works at an animal hospital in KY. They had a Griffon that needed to be re-homed. His name is Thunder, he is a red rough, neutered, UTD on vaccines and heartworm meds, and he likes everyone; people, other dogs etc. and is 8 years old. They don't know the breeder. His original owners turned him in to this hospital about a year ago...then the owners found him a new home where he has been for about a year. The *new* owners had just brought him back because of housetraining issues and dumped him at the hospital.

We were able to get Thunder picked up the next day by one of our NBGR foster parents. After a week of phone calls about the dog and his problems and adjustment, this email was received from his foster home: "We LOVE Thunder soooo much. We are all getting along marvelously. We are seriously considering adopting him. Could you please tell us what the next step would be."

Then, 10 days later they wrote: "We brought in a urine sample and as we suspected Thunder's PH tested very high and Dr. N. said he was probably on the verge of another Urinary Tract Infection. His urine Ph has probably never been addressed properly in the past so the little guy has been walking around with a bladder irritation for who knows how long, even after taking the antibiotics the referring hospital had us give him for 3 days. So, he is currently taking 2 high powered horse size cranberry soft gels daily which should lower his ph- and an acidophilis tablet to help his tummy. He will take that for 1 week and then decrease to 1 cran. soft gel for a week after that. We have already seen a huge difference and it's only been 5 days. Wow! what a difference the right treatment makes. I'm sure the diet that we feed him will also help keep his ph in check. On another note, we all still feel like he should live with and be loved by us the 2nd half of his life. We think we need him as much as he does us."






July 21, 2006

Update!

Thunder has been Adopted!

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