Pertinent Information - Adopted 11/6/05 - Rainbow Bridge 2/20/09
2/20/09 - Ellie arrived here almost 3 and 1/2 years ago as a foster-to-adopt. Within a day we decided she was a keeper - well trained, respectful, loving, gentle, playful. We fell in love with her. Her favorite activity was to have her ears rubbed and she would talk to us as we rubbed. Through the past years, she has welcomed 8 fosters into our home without any complaints - except once in a while if they took her bone or stepped on her. She was always the perfect lady. She has had medical problems since she arrived but they have been getting worse over the last few months and really bad in the last 2 days. So today we had to let our Ellie go. My husband and I were with her as the vet helped her cross over Rainbow Bridge. She was a special boxer -as all boxers are. Be well again my Ellie Belle!!
Ellie has been with us for over a
month now and continues to be a wonderful dog. She is a very calm
girl and very little bothers her. The only time she gets demanding
is when she wants water - then she will not be quiet until her bowl is
filled. She still drinks a lot of water and my vet is trying to
find out why because she is not concentrating her urine. So far
Ellie's kidney function is normal and her adrenal is not overactive.
She goes back next week for a water deprivation test. I don't
think Ellie is going to like that. The vet will find out how vocal
she can be.
11/6/05 - Ellie has been adopted by her Foster-to-Adopt Family
11/3/05 - Ellie is pending adoption
Ellie visited the
vet on Monday. I was a little low on estimating her weight at 65
lb. She actually weighs 75 lb. I knew she was a big girl but
not that big. She was a very good girl at the vets. She was
quite interested in the cat and puppy in the waiting room but when I
told her to sit and stay she did. She also had no problem being
lifted onto the exam table or with the vet examining her. It is really
nice to have a dog who is so well behaved.
Ellie has been with
us a week and she has become one of the family. She gets along
with everyone -people, cats, visiting puppy. She's not paying as
much attention to the cats as she did when she first arrived. She
is eating well - really enjoys her Milkbone treats. She settles
down about 8 PM and except for a quick trip out about 11, she is good
for the night. She has been drinking a lot of water and needs to
go out a many times during the day, so Monday she goes to the vet to get
checked out. Today I got her to play for the first time -
fetching a ball. My son's boxer puppy was visiting again and Ellie
didn't want her to have all the fun.
10/25/05 - Ellie arrived on Sunday. We picked her up in Scranton along with Jewels. Ellie had no problems getting in the car and going with us. I was told she is 7 years old but her appearance makes her seem older. She is a very sweet girl who loves attention. She walks well on a leash but does not need one in our yard since she stays around me when she is loose. She ignored my 3 cats at first but is now quite interested and curious about them. She will chase them if they run but most of the time just looks at them and whines. We were dog sitting my son's 4 month old boxer this weekend and Ellie either tolerated or ignored the puppy. She has been a mother - probably several times - which is why she ignores the puppy antics. Ellie so far has been a wonderful girl.
10/22/05 - Just to let you know that Ellie arrived and is settling in. I met Jane in Scranton about noon today and picked up Jewel and Ellie. Both girls had no problem getting in the car and going with me. Then Rob picked up Jewel in Binghamton. I don't have much info about Ellie except for her shelter adoption form and her vaccination record. She seems to have been well cared for and has had obedience training. So far she is quite interested with my cats and will chase them if they run. I'm concerned with her health since she has been drinking a lot of water since she arrived. It may be just stress but I will have my vet check her out later this week. I'm also concerned with a growth near one of her nipples. It appears she has had a few litters of puppies.