Posted on November 12, 201311/11, 8 pm
KEMO IS HOME!!
He's SUCH a good boy! He's met almost all of his foster brothers and sisters and was just fine with all of them - from the female boxer to the male chi; 8 yr old zen master to 2 yr old spaz. He did GREAT!!
His vet bill came to just over $900 once I bought the special food that they want him on - lo cal and lo protein to help him lose some weight and because he has some type of kidney issue that the vet wants to keep an eye on.
I'll post the bill and pics of him on here once I can get myself together tonight. Right now he's asleep on the sofa - the ENTIRE sofa I might add (I'm sitting on the dog bed on the floor). He sleeps with his eyes open - and he snores!
I'm going to leave the YouCaring open for the rest of the week. Any additional monies contributed will go towards Kemo's future care. He needs bloodwork done once a month to check his kidney and liver function; he'll be on pain meds for the rest of his life due to his back, hip, and rear leg issues; and he requires a special diet that is insanely expensive.
I'm truly SHOCKED at how much has been donated in just 24 hours. I had no idea there were any pledges toward his pull. I saw his picture late on Saturday night and went to pick him up first thing Sunday morning. Not because of money, but because no senior dog deserves to spend his final days in a shelter, scared and alone, sleeping on the cold concrete floor. His situation moved me, and I went and got him.
He reminds me of 2 dogs I've pulled in the past. The first is well known to many people, Nico from the South Los Angeles shelter who was pulled several years ago. My reaction to Kemo was the same that I had toward Nico - I just knew I had to get him out of the shelter, even if it meant taking him straight to my vet for compassionate euthanization.
The other dog is not really known to anyone, but he was an elderbull I pulled out of the El Cajon shelter in San Diego a few years ago. I pulled Rufus at the request of the late, beloved, Catherine Hedges of Don't Bully My Breed. The initial plan was to eventually send him to her in Chicago but when I got him I realized he was not long for this world and a transport of that length, to the harsh winter of that region wouldn't be doing him any favors. So he stayed with me almost 9 months, until he finally had a stroke and had to be put to sleep. I just went back and looked through my pictures of Rufus and he and Kemo are almost IDENTICAL. The only obvious difference is that Rufus had labby ears and Kemo has ears very much like a Shar Pei.
Anyway, those rescues are two of the ones I'm most proud of helping with, so I didn't think twice about pulling Kemo.
I'll post more updates about Kemo, but will start posting those on the rescue website. I invite you to check it out here: http://pugglesnpitties.org/
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Thank you all again so very much for your help with Kemo Sabe. It was completely unexpected, but without it, his second chance would have ended 24 hrs ago. It's because of YOU we were able to proceed with the emergency vet care he needed.
Love & licks,
Kelly & Kemo