We,mother Kaco and daughter Saya, are working on dogs and cats conservation activities.This is our activities' blog. We hope to share the information with many people, and we also would like to transmit the information. We started the activities in earnest in 2005. Looking for adopters for 9 dogs which some homeless people were unable to look after let us to start the activities.(ル二さん 訳)


2017年 まとめ Summing up 2017

今年は1月の母子置き去り犬から始まり ま〜とんでもなく慌ただしい一年でした
2017 started with a mom and her babies abandoned at my doorstep in January. Well, it's been one heck of a year.

受け入れ  12頭
卒業した子 5頭
旅立った子 8頭

New dogs: 12
Adoptions: 5
Passed away: 8

There are so many memories for every single one of my dogs, and one I particularly would like to write about is Hanako. Yes, Hanako, whom Yamazaki-san doted on ever so much. (For more about Yamazaki-san's story: https://sayaxwxapr11.blogspot.jp/2014/07/blog-post_5.html)

For certain reasons, she moved from her regular home to me in July.
I had heard about her from Yamazaki-san, but she was so much more stubborn upon meeting her than I had expected. She's a nervous girl and often barks for attention. She was the model dog?

She has sturdy hips and legs, but her eyes are white and she probably can't see too well. I can't really blame her for becoming nervous with that in mind with her environment changing so dramatically.

Yamazaki-san was always saying that her stomach is weak and she's concerned about food. For sure, she does have some bowel troubles, even if it's not full-blown diarrhea. It seemed that Royal Canin's gastrointestinal low fat dog food works for her, so we'll just see how it goes from there.

She's a bit lacking in her social life, and not too good with others. She sort of freezes when volunteers call out to her as well. 😖
One of my cats, Chiko, will sometimes come and eat her food, and she will just sit back nervously like, "Umm...excuse me...sorry...that's uh..."

Since she's like that and still healthy, I felt so bad for her needing to come to my place.
I had originally planned to take her in if she got bed-ridden and difficult to deal with, but that's not quite how things worked out. So I just had to tell her, "Hey there, I can't quite take care of you like Yamazaki-san did, and I think I'll let you down in many ways, but stick it out, okay?" as she started her new life.

The first month was pretty intense--her barking, I mean. It showed how uneasy she was, but gradually she stopped--hopefully because she was getting used to living here? But she still often was trembling and nervous, and if another dog started barking, she would start yelling loudly too.

Since she sometimes had diarrhea and vomiting, I decided to get her an endoscopy, but was hesitant, considering she's 17 years old and might not be able to take the anesthesia. It's not like she was constantly having those symptoms, and she wasn't losing weight, so I wondered if it was stress. I talked with the doctor, and we decided to put her on Zylkene for 3 months. Hopefully it'll work....

Then on Dec. 25, she left half her food, and then the next day wouldn't eat and couldn't stand up properly. When I gave her canned food on the 27th, she ate it all. On the 28th, she couldn't raise her neck and wouldn't eat. Then on the 29th, she quietly passed away during the night. It was all so sudden.

Hanako spent most of her doggy life freely under Yamazaki-san's love and care. After Yamazaki-san passed on, her life dramatically changed, and growing old and friend-less must have been so difficult. During walks she would drag the leash around as if looking around for Yamazaki-san, like "No, not here, but he must be somewhere..."

Hanako, you finally are able to meet your beloved Yamazaki-san. He came to pick you up with Taro, didn't he?
I think it must have been a tough 3 years.
Rest in peace with Yamazaki-san.

今年一年 たくさんの方に支えられて活動を続けることができました
トリミングの協力をしてくださるSweet Dog's スタッフの皆さん
Sweet Dog's 様を通して物資の援助をしてくださるお客様
nuku-nukuのイベント、ローラの預かりでお世話になったnatural works village 様
I was able to continue my work this year thanks to so many kind supporters.
Mama Hiiragi, who supports me every month.
The staff at Sweet Dog's, who help me with trimming.
The customers who went through Sweet Dog's to send me donations.
Everyone donating from my Amazon wish list.
Mama Ten-chan, who give me yoga mats and other donations.
Mama Riku, who not only helps with trimming but also puts up with all my complaining.
Natural Works Village, who is fostering Laura and help with the nuku-nuku events.
Yuka and the JET group for volunteering.
This list is not exhaustive, but also to everyone else who has given me strength and help.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It's been crazy around here, needing to rush over to the vet until the night on New Year's Eve, but cheers to the new year!

みなさま どうぞ良いお年を
Happy New Year everyone!

ぽちっと応援お願いします Every bit of support helps  にほんブログ村 犬ブログへ にほんブログ村 犬ブログ 犬 ボランティアへ

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