Sunday, June 18, 2017

Rex is growing up

We adopted Rex on the 21st of May. On that day, when we brought him home, he weighed in at 9 pounds. Now, today, not quite a month later, he has more than doubled in weight, weighing in at 19 pounds! Rex is finding that he is fitting in well and starting to figure out the pecking order. Rex loves to play, and plays with Charlie and to a lesser degree, Rosie. Charlie gets a little tired of the sharp puppy teeth on his neck and jowls though!

Rex has had his bumps along the road though. He had some sort of upper respiratory infection that he fought for about a week, but thankfully, we have one of the best VCA's in the world just a few minutes away, that is open 24 hours a day. We got him on a 10 day course of anti-biotics, and now is doing great!

We had hoped to take Rex on his first road trip this weekend, but because of Carol feeling sick her self, we were not able to hit the road. We will continue to keep you posted on how Rex is progressing as he grows up.

Safe travels all!

Eric, Carol, Rosie, Charlie and Rex

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Please welcome our newest road warrior... Rex

On May 21st, Carol picked out a new little bundle of joy to be part of our family and his name is Rex! We adopted Rex from Valley Spca who is a rescue that has been around for 25 years, but is smaller than Chako in that they only have fosters for volunteers, and four of them at that.

He and two of his siblings were found under a church in Stockton about 3 weeks earlier. They were nursing on their mom when they were found. He has a sister who is also brindle and a brother who is black on white. We wanted a male, in hopes that he would be a bit more acceptable to Rosie. Of the two boys, Rex (previously known as Avery) seemed to be a little calmer but also more confident as well as being understanding of Rosie's "Corrections". 

When we brought Rex in our pack he weighed in at 11 pounds. A week later, he had gained another pound and weighed in at 12 pounds. A week after that, this morning, he's added on two more pounds and weighs 14 pounds. Of courses Rex's first road trip was his ride home to our house from the adoption event in Stockton.

We took Rex out for a second ride this weekend just to help him get comfortable with the idea of riding on the road frequently. He's better get use to the idea, after all, we got some full timing to do going forward! :-)

Our local VCA facility is also a major medical facility for pets providing MRI's and various high-tech treatments for sick or injured animals. They have made the decision to phase out their 'General Practice' operations and open up a new satellite office. But that will take a while. Also, the veterinarian that we have enjoyed working with over the years, Dr. Wong, is now director of Medicine and no longer seeing clients. So, we are on the hunt for a new veterinarian. We had a couple options to consider, Old Towne Vet and Bradshaw VCA. We asked Old Towne how much they would charge for a Neuter, and they told us $500.00. We checked with Bradshaw VCA and they told us about $300.00. We have been to Bradshaw vet in the past with one of Chako's foster dogs Starr and were pretty happy with the help we got from them, so we are thinking we will be going forward with them, at least initially.

We'll keep you all posted with the life and times of Rex, as well as Rosie and Charlie.

Safe Travels.