Hi, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated my story. I’m now 11 years old. The first 6 years of my life I was used as a basset puppy making machine. My vet said I probably didn’t miss a heat cycle having babies.
I was rescued by CBHR and had my very last litter. I was adopted and had a great home for 5 years but my Mom got sick and had to return me to CBHR care. For the past 2 years I’ve been in my same foster home where I get so much love and care. You see I do keep a strict daily routine of potty break time , breakfast and supper and sunning in the yard if the weather is nice. I used to enjoy walks with my foster Mom but now I can’t walk as often or as far. My vet said I have bad arthritis throughout my spine and hips which causes me stiffness and pain. I also get urinary tract infections. Foster mom brushes my teeth to try and save the teeth I have left. I don’t like that much.
I feel special because CBHR volunteers have designated me “a forever foster”. This means I will stay with my foster Mom who knows me best and not be adopted. I currently take 4 medications everyday to help keep my pain level down and keep me more mobile. I’ll be on these medications for the rest of my life with changes if needed as my condition changes. I usually don’t mind taking my medicine because it comes wrapped in yummy cheese. My medication is expensive and is refilled monthly but it keeps me mobile and helps me be the best I can be at this stage of my life. If you would like to donate to CBHR to help pay for some of my maintenance medications, I know the volunteers would appreciate it so much.