I 'got' her when I was living in inving in Ecuador, she was found by the river that flows behind Ecuagenera. She was tied to a tree and left to die. There happened to be a vet at Ecuagenera from the US, a AOS judge as well. She said she was hours from death and gave me tips to nurse her back to health.
She had worm and fleas. She couldn't stand up without passing out. Her teeth are worn down from eating rocks. I was quite fortunate to get a lot of help from the staff (most of them) and from Magali and Pepes wife. With out them I would never had been able to get the dog to the vet.
Here are the before and after pics:
Heres an after picture. You can see the raw patch that has never grown in from where the rope was tied around her neck when we found her.
So, I left Ecuador for the first time in April 2006. I could not bring her back with me because it was to cold to ship animals to Canada at that time. In June I got an email from Pepe telling me she was pregnant. 9 puppies came came in July. I went to Ecuador in October 2006 and got to see her and her puppies all grown up. She was healthy and happy, so I left without her. I gave Ecuagenera some money to get her spayed. They got her 2 sterilization shots.
Here she is with one of her puppies:
In January I got news that she was pregnant again. This time 10 puppies. It appeared that she was destined to have puppies until she died.
So, in April 2007 I had to go to Ecuador. This time I returned to Canada on May 2nd. May 1st is the magic day that Air Canada will ship animals. I made the arrangements to bring her with me. It wasn't easy (16 hour layover in houston) and it diffenatly wasn't cheap. But she here, shes healthy, shes spayed and most of all shes happy.
That's a pretty awesome story. I would have had an awful time leaving her for so long but it seems as though she was well looked after in the interim. I think it is pretty cool that people at Ecuagenera adopted her pups as well.
I don't name my cats...Jimmer was the name of my youngest son's imaginary friend when he was 2years old....which was when we got Jimmer. Norkel was the name of my older son's made up character (...yeah...he was 19 at the time....still had imaginary friends....)....so, its only appropriate I guess. Better than any names I could give them....when I was in grad school, I named my pet toads Fred and Ethel. When Fred died, I got another one...and it was Julius and Ethel. (Good taste is not one of my finer points...................). When Julius died (of course he pre-deceased Ethel.......) it was time to add some more....Natalie Barney, Radclyffe Hall, and Djuna Barnes..............Its amazing I could stay married and raise a family.....................................................
Not anymore......the matriarch of all my snakes was named Isadore Ducasse....despite being female.....or, rather, despite my ignorance at the time I named her......I do have a pair of Russian tortoises, named Uzbek and Mrs. Uzbek....................Take care, Eric
Kyle, nice boxer! Here's a picture of mine. I bought him in Costa Rica, and even though I really didn't save him, I'd like to think I did from someone else buying him. They really don't treat most dogs very well in Costa Rica.
Kyle, you're right about that. As much as I love it down there, thats one thing I totally disagree with. Most people (not all, by any means) buy a dog, tie it to a tree and there it stays for the rest of its life, and then it attacks someone and no one knows why. My mother-in-law never understood why I let the dog inside the house, let alone even near the bed. It's funny though, she almost shat when I showed her a picture of my wife sleeping with Duke on one side of her and a little dachshund curled up on the other side.