July 20, 2023 eblast:
Once upon a NOW, there came along a Boy With a Crooked
No doubt he has a Crooked TALE to go along
with his crooked tail, but we'll never know about that.
That part of his story was BEFORE.
This is NOW.
The Boy With the Crooked Tail found his way to the good people at the Humane Society for Hastings Prince Edward County
(where Pax & Donald hailed!)
He quickly grew to love his rescuers there.
Even if they were overcrowded with
abandoned pets and there were no more dog kennels available for him.
He happily accepted a crate instead.
He was content.
had love…and food, of course.
His rescuers adored him from the
moment he arrived.
started calling him ZigZag in honour of his special tail.
But his rescuers wanted so much
more for their Crooked Tailed Boy.
They worried about him.
He'd been covered in ticks upon arrival.
He seemed so very tired.
They worried about Lyme Disease.
And so they called us.
And we came running.
They had us at "ZigZag" don't you know.
While we waited for this extraordinary boy to appear down the
long corridor of the shelter yesterday morning, we met a chirpy baby robin in a shoebox also waiting to be picked up by a
special someone anxious to save her.
But when ZigZag appeared down that
hallway, my eyes were only for him.
My beagle-lovin' heart skipped a beat as it always does.
He is BEAUTIFUL. He is PERFECT. He is OURS.
After talking his ear off in the car for about an hour, we reached our first
wonderful vet clinic in Bowmanville - Carter Veterinary Hospital.
started really well but…there's always a catch, isn't there?
Ziggy's teeth are in excellent shape! No dental required!
But then Linda checked his heart.
At least a grade level 4 heart murmur present.
We immediately ran chest xrays and
did a full senior blood profile.
won't have the results on his heart until next week. But we do have the results on the blood work.
Our Ziggy is double Lyme Positive --- tested positive
for Lyme Disease and Anaplasma (another bacterial tick-borne disease).
But we're not daunted. We will get him right as rain. He's worth the trouble. He's our rock star.
He's meant to be
GLAMOUROUS and play guitar.
just as Ziggy Stardust was leaving the vets to go to his new HOME, George Bayley was undergoing his TPLO Surgery.
The operation went very well and he's now home recovering with his foster mommy,
We want to thank everyone who has contributed towards his
are close to $1000 raised so far!
We are very grateful.
We're also grateful to George's surgeon who kindly
charged at the lower end of his estimate - just over $4K.
It's especially meaningful to
us given the arrival of Ziggy who has already spent close to $1K on diagnostics alone.
But did we mention how much he's worth it?
If you'd like to make a donation
towards George, rest assured it's also going to make an impact on Mr. Ziggy.
Just click the link below and we'll be singing your praises
for all the stardust you'll be casting upon this little beagle repair shop with your gift - no matter the size!!!
And now, for some very special Acknowledgements on behalf
of The Boy with the Crooked Tail…
thanks ALWAYS to our magnificent vet - Linda Carter (aka Wonder Woman) of Carter Veterinary Hospital - for ensuring Ziggy
gets the absolute BEST veterinary care!
thanks to the wonderful staff at the Humane Society of Hastings Prince Edward County for saving Ziggy first.
here's where the Extra Special thanks goes!
his new Foster Mommy, Lorita, and her family (including BOB Foster, Hiram Walker!) for opening their hearts & home to
You've won the jackpot, Mr. Stardust.
You really have.
Last but never least, our thanks to
YOU for making Crooked Tails/Tales straight up HAPPY time and time again!!!