R.I.P. Cesar

Dear all,

it’s been a while since I last wrote to you and I truly apologise.

I assume you have all started this new year with positive energy and with the intention to make this year special; filled with lots of happy moments.

I also wanted to start the new year with good vibes only, but things turned out differently. Today one of my special friends (whom I shared a cage with in the shelter) has died.

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Cesar and I met about 2 years ago when we became room mates. He was older than me (about 8 years older) and was found wondering the streets alone. When he was caught and brought to the shelter, it turned out that he had a chip identification, but unfortunately the phone number linked to this chip didn’t match 😦 Everybody was hoping that the owner(s) would show up eventually looking for their beloved dog.  But days turned into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years and nobody ever came. So when I was adopted, I said my goodbye’s to Cesar and wished him the best of luck. But luck wasn’t on his side. A few weeks ago, he started to loose hair and when he was taken to the vet, he was diagnosed with Leishmania and heartworm. He was put into quarantaine and treated with medication. When he seemed to get a bit better, he relapsed and today he passed away.

Dear Cesar, I will always remember you and will cherish the time we shared together.

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With love,

Aros

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Double happy

I had an awesome weekend last weekend! My mum and dad took me for a long walk in the countryside and I got to swim in the river!! The water was really cold so I went in gently instead of jumping in (I’m a bit of a wuss ;-)) But the most important thing is I had a blast!!

Not only am I super content because of my wicked trip, I’m also over the moon because of the following good news:

My amigo Drak finally got adopted!!! A few weeks ago a family visited the shelter and out of all the dogs, they liked Drak the most. They decided to give him an opportunity and they took him home. The period of adaptation went great and the adoption was formalized. Yesterday we got some pictures of Drak enjoying the good life. His adoptive family say that they couldn’t have wished for a sweeter dog and that he doesn’t leave their sight for a second.

So also for Drak his story has a happy ending after all!

Best buddies

Who would have thought that I would become best buddies with Bull 🙂 When I met him I thought he was annoying, but now he’s my partner in crime and we love sneaking out off the fence and going on adventures together 🙂 But my mommy already told me that she’s looking for a family who wants to adopt him, so I should be prepared that one day he will leave us. Although it makes me sad to see him go, I’m very curious and excited by the idea that we will have get a new housemate when Bull leaves. Another dog which needs some special care and attention will take his place, so we can all  do our best to  socialise him/her and make sure that they will find a loving family. But for now Bull and I are rocking the place!!!

Lots of love,

Aros and Bull

PS We still need money to pay for Bull’s medical expenses. Please use the following link to go to Bull’s crowdfunding event https://www.migranodearena.org/es/mis-retos/

 

 

 

 

 

Negre

Today I want to share the incredible (and sad!!) story of my buddy Negre with you.

Negre came into the shelter 2 months ago and his story is absolute heartbreaking.

He was found in an abandoned house by some children that were playing. He had no food nor water, was tied up on a very short leash unable to move and therefor on top of his own feaces and urine. The children that found him, took him food and water whenever they could and warned their parents about the situation. One day one of the parents “stole” Negre and took him to the shelter.

There’s no doubt that Negre was a victim of animal abuse and used for dog fighting. The neighbourhood he was found in, is infamous for organising illegal dog fights. Needless to say, it’s a horrible practise and many dogs become victims. The fighting dogs are trained using “normal” dogs. Negre is a BIG dog (crossbreed Terra Nova and weighs over 30 kg) and makes a perfect sparring partner for a fighting dog in training.

When Negre came into the shelter, the owner was worried that he would show aggressive behaviour due to his traumatic past, and she was not sure in which cage to place him, afraid he would attack the other dogs. But when he was taken to his cage and introduced to his new room mates, he was very sweet with them and behaved perfectly! Immediately he wanted to play with his new buddies and have fun with them! 🙂

In fact: Negre is one of the few dogs that is HAPPY to be in the shelter! He doesn’t stop jumping around and wagging his tail! It’s like he knows that the shelter is a safe place for him and nobody will ever mistreat or hurt him. His days being hungry, thirsty, scared, hurt and lonely are over!!!

Even though Negre is pretty happy in the shelter, it would be awesome if somebody would adopt him and give him a warm house with his own bed and lots of cuddles. Let’s hope this day will come soon cause this dog has definitely suffered ENOUGH.

Take care,

Aros (and Negre)

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warm, warmer….HOT

It feels like summer has begun cause it’s really hot here in Spain. Today it was 39° C and tomorrow 40° C (!!!!) My mommy bought as a swimming pool so we can cool down, but we don’t use it too much cause we prefer jumping in the river when we go for our daily walks.

My heart goes out to all my fellow canine friends that are still in the shelter 😦 With such high temperatures they are suffering a lot and are not as lucky as I am to swim in the river every day. Still hope for all of them that they will one day know what it’s like to live a life outside of the shelter.

Oh..before I  forget: my mommy has created a crowd funding event to raise money for all the medical costs the shelter has to pay for my buddy Bull. Bull is still staying with us and taking medication to cure him completely from all the illnesses he has suffered. Below is the link to the website, so please check it out and send it around 🙂

https://www.migranodearena.org/en/challenge/15966/expenses-surgery-and-treatment-bull/

Thanks a lot everybody and will write again soon!

Best regards,

Aros

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