Age: DOB April 22, 2022
Adoption Status: Successful Adoption
November 7, 2022 – Bob & Bee have been adopted by their foster mom.
October 31, 2022 – Bob is getting neutered this week. He and his sister Bee are getting adopted by their long term foster mum. Both are thriving and are still very bonded.
October 3, 2022 – Puppies had a great week. Bee had a visit to the Cedarview outdoor farmers market. She loves to jump on anything and everything possible. Bob played hide and seek and was found in the kitchen pantry! Bob is learning how to go down two steps and go up and down the outdoor ramp before winter. They are working on sitting for 10 seconds and coming when prompted. They really enjoyed their playdate with brother Frankie.
August 22, 2022 –
Bob and Bee are a one of kind duo who just so happen to share one eye between the two of them now. Bob is 4 days post op bilateral enucleation and is recovering very well. These two puppies are the bravest, easily adaptable and opposite personality puppies. The only thing Bee seems to fear so far is not knowing what’s going on 24/7. Despite only have 1 eye, she is very observative and watches everyone and everything (including TV). Bob, in general, is more relaxed and loves to snuggle. He is already comfortable doing 2 steps of stairs on his own (with some guidance) and knows where his water dish is from memory. Bob seems to really enjoy sleeping on his back and loves having his tummy rubbed. They entertain each other all day and will snuggle next to or on top of each other when it comes to nap time. From the second they wake up, Bee is looking for something to do for the entire day but recently it never seems to fail that once it is around 8:30pm, she is maxed out of energy and could sleep through anything. They both love everyone and do the cutest “zoomies” when outside and playing with their current big stepbrother Zeus (yellow lab). They are perfect angels overnight and will sleep through the night in their own crates at this time. Both have made many trips to the ophthalmologist so far and have adjusted very well to car rides and busier environments. Currently, they both know how to sit, and we are working on how to sit and stay. Once outside, they both go to the washroom right away, although sometimes Bee must run around for a bit from pure excitement before going. They are still currently being house trained with the occasional accident in the house but overall are doing a great job. Bee is more advanced when it comes to walks. They both are accustomed to harnesses and are learning how to go on a walk. It is a bit more of a challenge for Bob at the moment but given how fast he has adjusted to everything so far, we are hopeful he will grasp the concept soon enough. These two cuties rely on each other for entertainment, support and comfort.
August 5, 2022
– Bob’s surgery at the end of June consisted of a corneal graft on each eye. After a very intense schedule of eye drops and care by two very special and caring vet technicians, Bob’s left eye is healed. Bob is still receiving eye care on his right eye as it is healing slower. Bob has some peripheral vision with hopes that additional healing will improve his vision overall. Bob has another recheck in a couple of weeks.
Bob and Bee have recently had their second set of vaccinations. Both are progressing well and are an appropriate weight for their age. Bob and Bee were given a dewormer the day after their vaccines. Bob and Bee are smart and sassy at the same time. They both know the sit and stay command. Bee has perfected going up a small fight of stairs but is hesitant to come down them on her own. Bob on the other hand hasn’t braved the stairs yet.
The puppies are full of energy and require lots of play time to develop their muscles and skills. Bob has mastered finding the waterfall dish to drink out of. He relies on his hearing to find his sister Bee as well. He does run into stuff but under a watchful eye we help him avoid causing any further damage to his eyes.
When they have exhausted themselves from playing with toys, chewing on bully sticks or playing with each other they do enjoy a nice long nap. They are currently sleeping in separate crates during the day and overnight to protect their eyes. They sleep through the night and are not messing in their crates. There is still the odd accident in the house but when outside they understand “do your business”, of course followed by lots and lots of praise.
Bob and Bee are bonded and will be adopted together. We will be very selective in choosing the home that Bob and Bee spend the rest of their lives in. Their home will need to be pug proofed. Stairs will need to be blocked to prevent these puppies from falling down stairs with their poor eyesight. Extra care will need to be taken inside and outside of the home to ensure the risk to their eyes is minimized.
July 12, 2022 – Bob & Bee are doing extremelly well, they eat and play like all normal puppies should. They will soon be able to get their cone collar off.
July 1, 2022 – Bob and Bee had a following up appointment with their eye specialist yesterday morning and she was very pleased with what she seen during the exam. Bee will recovery quicker that Bob, but Bob is a being a little trooper and is handling his recovery very well at this point. They are both on some relaxants to “try” and keep them calm along with some pain management meds and eye drops, lots of eye drops! This sweet pair will require eye drops for the remainder of their lives. Their eyes will be reexamined this coming Monday to ensure that the healing process in coming along as it should. Bob and Bee are NOT AVAILABLE for adoption anytime soon. They will not leave the rescue until Bob has been neutered and Bee has been spayed. Thank you so much to those that have donated to their medical fund. If you are interested in donating you can send an etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org ($25 gets you a tax receipt, please include your address in the notes section) or via CanadaHelps, who will issue you a tax receipt on our behalf.
June 30, 2022 *****************UPDATE: Bob and Bee had their surgery today. They are awake and recovering well. Bob had a graft in each eye and wee Bee unfortunately had to have her right eye removed. Good news for Bee is she didn’t require surgery on her left eye as the ulcer has healed. Tomorrow we will provide a more detailed update after their follow up exam in the morning! Thank you all for keeping this sweet pair in your thoughts and prayers!
June 28, 2022 – Bob & Bee arrived yesterday. They both are born with eye problems, corneal ulcers. They have seen an ophtalmologist this afternoon and both have surgery schedule for tomorrow. More to come after the surgeries. Bob & Bee are sibblings and they are born on April 22, 2022.