Volunteers had taken the little Bear to visit her big brother, Sharpei, at his foster home a week after the both of them went to different foster homes. They were absolutely ecstatic to see each other and the little Bear licked Sharpei continuously. The little one followed him all around the house and they played and rolled happily in the garden, just like the good old days. It was a bittersweet moment – seeing how happy they were together and yet knowing that it was unlikely they would be rehomed as a pair.
|Best of Friends|
|Removing his stitches |
His foster, Stef, told us that he is comfortable in her home and gets on well with her other dog, a yellow Labrador. Sharpei is also getting pickier with his food, occasionally choosing not to eat the same menu more than twice consecutively! We also found out that poor Sharpei has a great fear of rain and thunder; and would shiver hours before the storm. We wondered how terrifying his stray days must have been for him; imagine having a fear of rain and thunder, fear of humans and possible abuse and the other Alpha dogs fighting for food. What a sad life it must have been.
We’re so thankful that Stef has been fostering and caring so much for him. We are also grateful to the many friends and readers who have shown their love, care and support in various ways. Everyone has made a positive difference in Sharpei’s life and shown him that he does mean a lot to us.
To read about Sharpei's Rescue, please click How Tough Can Life Get?
Updates on Little Joe
After Rex’s gift of life to Little Joe, he is doing a little better. His gums are slightly pinkish; however he is still anemic and his breathing, laboured. He does not seem to like his kibbles and canned food, preferring to go hungry and wait for volunteers, Lynette and little Sara, to bring his daily ration of beef, liver and eggs. Dr Ang is extremely concerned about Little Joe as he still looks like a skeleton and really needs to put on a lot more weight. He needs to eat lots of carbo but Little Joe simply refuses to even eat rice. Dr Ang mentioned it could be because he is still not feeling too well and thus, his tiny appetite. His wound on his neck is healing faster than we expected it to. This could be because he has had a blood transfusion and some proper nutrition. The planned surgery to remove the dead cells from his neck will no longer take place as the wound is gradually closing on its own.
|The wound is healing really well|
Little Joe is still extremely weak
Look at his tiny frame
We thank the many people who have offered to cook nutritious meals for him and friends who have contributed to his vet bills.