Lucy and the Lads
Rescue; Found wandering by St. Mary's Rd Tucson by Safeway store. Starving and sick, lost alone, dropped, scared, and very young, with ...
A sweet sole loving and protective. Did not really want to rescue dogs, but first had to save, then found only bad prospects for this kind sole. So she became the first dog in the Crew.
The Other Dog Lads;
Bear, Bucky, and Oliver
Rescue; 3 dogs that were dumped at my door. Bear and Bucky and Oliver. Left and forgotten by a "friend" who needed a place to stay for a few days, then just left . Left me no choice, the lads are old, so other options were quite bad for them.
All good dogs, love doing their jobs. A few issues; getting Lucy fixed before serious issues, and ear problems, rattle snakes, letting the coyotes know who's boss around here, etc..
Rattle snake issue solved now (I Hope) with better screening, and a snake gun! but some scary moments at times.
They are happy, clean, well fed and happy doing their job keeping the sanctuary safe.
About 8 yrs ago when I only had a few cats , I noticed a poor Pitbull wandering frantically in a small shopping mall. She kept looking into store windows like she was looking for someone. I went and got her some food. She was very thin . She ate and ate. I got her into the car ,I needed help as she did not know how to step up into a car. Had to lift her with the help of a man.
(Lucy taking a quiet nap after long day of watching and taking care of us)
I took her to the Humane Society . But, they said they would have to pts as they had so many dogs and seeing her condition they could not get her adopted. I said , well feed her for a couple weeks and she will be fine. I know now because she was a pit they would not be able to get her a home and they were overrun with so many dogs and a lot of pits.
SO I took her to my mothers house and she stayed there until I could build her a backyard. I eventually brought her home. For the summer months I brought her inside the house , with a muzzle. I did find her a home once , but the Dr. returned her the next day.
I used to be so afraid of Pit bullsm, for a while she had the spare room as her room when I was not home. One day I came home and I look she is in her room with Rosie standing next to her I freaked out. I thought how in the world did I leave Rosie in there.I was so happy that Lucy did not hurt her. I realized that Lucy liked cats. Esp Rosie.
So , she has been with me ever since.Very gentle sweet dog
Lucy giving everyone a smile. Much
Thanks to Ortho Dog for your knee brace donation .She was limping and seemed in pain, so I had to get it checked out .. torn knee ligaments, somehow ??? So thankful to Ortho Dog for assistance. Could not let her be in pain !! Jan15.
Poor Oliver, he was an old man. Around 14. Gentle giant. Rest in Peace sweet boy. So sad, but glad he went peacefully. He had a number of good years here, safe, comfortable ( he loved the AC in the dog house), with food, and with his buddies Bear and Bucky.
RAINBOW BRIDGE PAGE FOR OLIVER RIP
RAINBOW BRIDGE PAGE FOR BEAR RIP
Silly Lucy giving everyone a smile today .Dec14
Lucy's new house is painted. Its a brown color. She can finally be able to spread out and lie comfortable. Had to get some help from friend Ron to get it into the enclosure, that was quite the event for Ron, Me, and Lucy. Still need to put shingles on it. Found a gallon of paint next door, free. people left it behind. PS good view of her nice safe enclosure. And she now loves to lie in the pool when I added blankets in it for the winter. Jan15 Thank you Sarah B. for your donation of this house.
Ben, a local handyman and sometimes homeless, taking some of the lads for a walk. Mar15,
RIP sweet boy May 5, 2015
Bear with Ball Summer 2014, in front of her house. All seemed good until May 15
Poor girl so happy with her job, but a real problem with her legs.
This brace and head collar tried from April 2015, the third try this year with different types of braces. Well this did not last long with Lucy.
She took off the collar ( to stop her from taking off the braces). Both now taken off by her. The braces are falling apart/ taken apart. Such a problem, without a brace, she will not heal. And she cannot walk and becomes an invalid Next try May 22 2015 ... taking to Ortho Pets for custom metal brace, this had better work. at braces Cost around $900.