Remy’s Deep Thought Thursday
Tiny Bits of Life at the Hollow
Pug Hollow Sanctuary
Pug Hollow is a companion animal sanctuary devoted to helping terminal, critical care, and long term care small dogs live out their lives in peace, happiness and luxury.
September 13th 2018
Vinnie and Zee have a grand time together.
August 31st 2018
I trimmed Clawd’s nails and he wad indignant enough to climb a crate and laundry basket to glare balefully at me over the door.
August 24th 2018
WARNING: Graphic really gross photo at link!
Alright… the dogs have been back not quite 24 hours and we have our
first “Holy crap, Doc, we’re bringing you a dog…” and our first “We need
an appointment for…”
Those of you who are familiar with our
Horde at Pug Hollow may remember Grigori Raspugin, and his fatty tumor
that we call his “moob”. It’s been on the list of non-critical surgeries
that we eventually needed to get done, but he decided to move it up to a
critical “we have to do this today” status.
He had a puncture wound on the “moob”. He was treated for the puncture, and antibiotics were administered.
you haven’t dealt with them, puncture wounds are tricky. They’re super
difficult to clean and treat, because of the nature of the wound (give
me a laceration any day of the week). In this case it decided to
abscess. The abscess ruptured, which is usually a good thing (we can
then clean and treat and clear up) BUT in this case it wasn’t. Because
of the nature of the “moob” and the work of gravity, when the abscess
ruptured so did the “moob”. This left a large lump of nasty, infected
fatty tissue hanging out of his skin.
So Raspugin is at the vet right now for an emergency “moob-ectomy”.
is Lovepug. One of her empty eye sockets is trying to get infected. I
suspect that she has itched it raw. She has an appointment at 11.
As usual we can really use your assistance in making sure we have the $ to cover the vet bills.
You can help by:
1. Donating to us via (Paypal, Fundrazr, or by mail) http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php
2. Donate directly to our vet at:
4. Donate dog food: http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/dog-food-drive.php
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August 6th 2018
Well… I’ve got a good news/bad news situation.
Good news: My father wants to keep Studly. He and Studs have been getting along like a house on fire. This would alleviate the Boy/Studly/Vinnie fight club with which we’ve been having to deal. The only thing with this “transfer” from the Oklahoma bunch to the Texas bunch… we need to get him neutered ASAP.
Bad news: We still don’t have electricity. Our electrician got sick while working on the house this weekend, and hasn’t been able to come back out. We stayed last night with a friend, and another friend has put us up in a hotel for the evening. However we had to board the four chihuahuas at our vet.
I hate having to board the four chihuahuas. :(
What this all boils down to is that we *really* need your assistance right now.
We have paid out $282 to get the AC fixed. The main breaker will be $500. The well will be $3750 for a new well pump and wiring to the house if needed. If we don’t have to have new wiring it will be less. Because the water heater was also one of the circuits that fried during the power surge, and the tank that we have is a dinosaur that has been in place for an incredibly long time, we suspect that we may need to have it replaced as well. We have not yet gotten the quote back from our plumber on this repair, but we anticipate that it will add another $500 to the tab.
Sum total for the repairs necessary to keep the Sanctuary safe and functional: $5032
This does not include the incidentals that go with not having reliable electricity, such as single serve dog food tins for the 4 Chi’s because we can’t reliably store an open can of dog food, ice, bottled water, food that doesn’t require heating or refrigeration, and trips to the laundromat.
We have to pay for the boarding for the 4 chihuahuas, for at least 1 if not 2 nights. (I’m HOPING not 2 nights.)
Last but not least we also have to pay for Studly’s neuter, ASAP, and getting his rabies shots re-done. (This will be done through the vet in Amarillo, once we have gotten enough donations.)
The Humans are busting our tails getting the repairs covered, but it is tapping us completely out. We have 0 left beyond the absolute basics (utilities, mortgage, car payment/insurance, fuel, and ramen noodles and bean soup for the humans). This means that your donations are the literally the ONLY funds we have to cover the boarding, the necessary neuter, any veterinary expenses that arise, and dog food.
You can help by sharing our posts. You can commission or purchase original artwork via Etsy, donate through Fundrazr, via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, directly to Prague Vet for the boarding at 405-567-2219 (care of Elisabeth Stanley’s account), or you can donate dog food through our dog food drive. Any action you take will help us at this point!
July 24th 2018
Matthias wanted me to save this for a Fabulous Ears Friday so you could enjoy his super adorable, possessed-by-demons mug on the last day of your work week.
July 20th 2018
Well… good news/bad news…
So the plumber is now looking at the line to the well and the well pump itself.
Keep your paws crossed that it isn’t too complicated or that we don’t need an entire well pump again. (We just replaced the pump last year!)
If you’d like to help the Sanctuary, all the ways yo can donate are here: www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php
July 19th 2018
Wednesday Update from the Old Ladies:
We’re making progress, one step at a time.
The AC unit is fixed and should be good to go as soon as the breaker box is changed out. It was the capacitor that burned out.
The plumber did not make it out today, but should hopefully be here tomorrow to check the pressure switch for the well. Hopefully that’s it, and there’s nothing more wrong with it.
The replacement of the breaker box is scheduled for Saturday morning.
I am still planning on going to Amarillo to pick up dogs this weekend. I will leave Friday morning and return Sunday morning. The Other Human will remain behind for the electrician.
July 18th 2018
Ok… so… Electrician got back with us on the breaker panel replacement. $500 for parts and labor. It’s a very reasonable cost, but still a bit of an ouch. He comes out Saturday so I’ve a few days to sell art and see what I can scrape together.
Plumber comes out tomorrow to take a look at the likely fried pressure switch and replace it. Hopefully water will be restored after that. We’re hoping it won’t be too dear in price.
HVAC will be out tomorrow or the next day to fix whatever fried on the AC compressor unit. We have a line of credit with the HVAC company so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
I have to make a trip to Amarillo this weekend to retrieve the dogs (assuming AC can be restored). I will need to come up with about $160 to make the trip. Ordinarily not an issue but with all the other $ going out this will also be a concern.
If you feel like helping the Sanctuary you can donate dog food, donate through Paypal, make a donation through Fundrazr, or buy some art. I do great custom paintings of pets or memorial boxes or I can paint a generic portrait or keepsake box of any dog, cat, horse, bird, fox, possum, wolf, hawk, flower… Anything but people. All of our ways to donate are here: http://www.pughollowsanctuary.org/donate.php
We hugely appreciate your help, no matter the form it takes, from sharing posts, to buying art, to just sending us kibble.
We have to raise the funds to make the trip to Amarillo, and back this week to retrieve the Sanctuary dogs, after our AC and water are restored. So my question to you is…. Is one of these boxes your box? If not then why not? A custom painted memorial box could easily cost you upwards of $90 for a small one. Here is your chance to have either of these two boxes for far less. The larger box, has a volume of 50 cubic inches with a paintable top surface 5.5" by 4.75". It should hold the ashes of up to a 49lb dog if used as an urn. The smaller box has a volume of 17 cubic inches and a paintable surface 4.5" by 3.25". It should hold the ashes of up to a 16 lb dog if used as an urn. These boxes can also be painted for keepsake or jewelry use with either a custom portrait or a generic dog, cat or horse breed. The smaller box is $35 and the larger is $55. PM the page to order yours today!
July 18th 2018