Charlie & Max
Eli (August 2016)
Jazz and Hanna in Seal Beach (June 2016)
Jack (March 2016)
Maddie (May 2015)
Indi and Sanford (January 2015)
Senior Dogs Rock
Kate and Allie Turn 15 Years Old
Dec. 10, 2014
We adopted Kate and Allie (litter mates and tightly bonded) from TTCA almost 4- 1/2 years ago when they were 10-1/2 years old. On December 10th, the girls turned 15 and are doing great. Kate (the Bear) and Allie (Little Iodine or Hip Hop, depending on what she’s up to) act like pups most of the time, bounding up a set of 15 steps, 3 at a time, and racing around the deck at breakneck speed, stopping on a dime.
When we adopted the girls, Kate had a thyroid condition (easily managed), and Allie had heart issues and a serious pancreas condition called exocrine pancreatic insufficiency , or EPI. Allie lacked the digestive enzymes needed to properly digest food, and as a result, her body couldn't absorb the nutrients she needed, with resulting diarrhea, loss of appetite, and weight loss. She was essentially wasting away.
When their foster dad, Roger Hall, picked the girls up following their surrender, Allie, whose normal weight was 23 pounds, weighed around 13 pounds and most thought she wouldn't make it. Roger did God's work with Allie, giving her an enzyme replacement supplement that supplies the digestive system with the missing enzymes, and encouraging Allie to resume eating once again. She gained a few pounds then, and now 4-1/2 years later and with continued care, Allie's weight bounces between 18 and 20 pounds.
Both girls have brought great joy to us and we are so grateful they are in our lives.
Dick and Judy
Radcliffe, Paynesville, MN
Adopted November 2014