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.

1 comment:

Jim and Sandie said...

What a cutie pie. We got our Rocky Joe from a small rescue who only has fosters. Amazing how hard they work to save the pups.