Weight: 6.5 lbs
Current Location: Norman, OK
Adoption Date: May 7, 2020
Adopted by: Ellen Kraft
Ellen Kraft, along with her son and daughter drove in from Norman, OK today to adopt Sweet Pea. They’ve been anxiously waiting for months for her leg to heal and were so excited to finally get to meet her and take her home. Ellen is passionate about rescue and understands the care and patience required when adopting. Sweet Pea will be the only dog (she’ll have an older cat to also keep her company) and will get lots of those cuddles we know she loves. That tail was going a million miles an hour when she met her new family. They are keeping the name Sweet Pea… it fits her perfectly. Love ya Sweet Pea. You are such a good girl.. what a great life you will have. See you on the Happy Tails page.About Sweet Pea:
We have sent Ricky to south Texas on an emergency run to pick up two dogs for us, this little girl we saw yestereday with her little leg dangling and hurt. As you know the valley is not close and takes hours and hours to get there. Ricky is on his way to pick them both up and get theem to the ER up here by 4:00 am
Laura contacted a person down there by the name of Raquel to go and get both of these dogs out of the shelter before they close tonight and wait for Ricky’s arrival. She is taking this little girl to her vet to get her some pain meds in the meantime.
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Sweet Pea we will get you help as soon as we can.
The hand-off last night from Raquel to Ricky Barnes of Marv and Sweet Pea, Ricky didn’t arrive at the ER until 4:30 am with both of these dogs.
Raquel took both of them to her vet before Ricky got there and they splinted Sweet Peas leg and gave her pain meds and they gave Marv a shot of cerenia.
Here is what we know this morning. Sweet Pea is in pretty good shape except her toes are fractured and she has bloody diarrhea. She is being cared for with all she needs now.
I’ve been told Sweet Pea does not like to go outside and gets scared but she does pretty well on pee pads. She is very vocal when you first leave her area, even scared poor Shaggy in her room down the hall, but every one has calmed down now…. Sweet Pea can move fast and when she does she holds her leg pointed out to her side instead of down in front of her.
From foster mom, Millie:
Quick update on Sweet Pea..you guys better stay away from this girl she is an absolute doll and such a lover! Someone will be very lucky to have her. I’ve been told she’s afraid when going outside so I’m letting her get settled and used to me then we’ll venture out until then she’s using her pee pads like a good girl. She started eating Saturday.. combination of ground up kibble and canned chicken warmed up..(this girl does not like her food cold). I feed her small amounts about 4 times a day to get a little weight on her. She loves her treats, lots of blankets and being held and loved on. She has not been bothering the bandage on her leg but does find the whole thing very awkward.. it (her leg) goes in all kinds of directions whenever you go to pick her up or she starts to move fast. Occasionally when she’s trying to get your attention she’ll bark. (Her bark gets everyone’s attention not just mine.) Mainly it’s when I’m paying attention to Marv and not her but she seems to understand “no” and “quiet” and sleeps all night. This girl is just a sweetheart and those eyes when they look at you go straight to your heart.
A little peek at Sweet Pea at Millie’s house recovering from fractured toes. She’s got this big clunky cast that she will have to wear for a couple of months, these are slow to heal but she is a pup and has that on her side, she is a little emaciated too and Millie is making sure she gets everything she needs.
Miss Sweet Pea weighed in at 6.5 lbs at Dr Reno’s.. she had a pretty pink bandage put on to match her collar. Her check up went well and everyone fell in love with her…. and why not…. She is just a lover. Wants to snuggle every chance she gets. She’s still on limited activity but is starting to put a little weight on her leg. She has this habit of standing on her back legs to beg for a treat which is cute but not a good idea so she’s learning what ”down” means when getting her treats… or food. When I originally picked her up they told she was afraid to go outside but she was good about using pee pads..I have since discovered that it’s the cold, rain or wind that she just doesn’t like.. if it’s a nice warm sunny day she likes to go out and even has peed and pooped outside for me. Once she can be more active we will work harder on this .. for now it’s mostly pee pads. The funniest thing about this sweet girl is her love of blankets .. I mean she really loves to cover herself up completely all the time. All you’ll see is a little nose or some eyes sometimes nothing. She also likes to play with her blue dog toy (see video). She can be vocal when she wants something but not overly so.. she understand “quiet” and “lay down” and is really a joy to foster. She’ll make someone a wonderful companion.
Miss Sweet Pea went to Dr Reno’s for a wrap change and X-ray…. looks like one bone has healed but the other still has a way to go. She does not seem to be experiencing any pain with her leg. The new wrap is back on and she’ll get rechecked again next week and another X-ray in 2-3 weeks. She loves to be held and cuddled along with playing with her stuffed toys.. when you don’t see her she’s covered herself completely under 4 or 5 blankets. She is on limited activity but with the last few beautiful days we took her out on the back porch in the sun for a little bit which she really loved and she is putting weight on the leg to walk. Sweet Pea is really a sweetheart but I will say she does not like having to be crated for car rides … and she lets me know.
Miss Sweet Pea and I were trying to stay busy during this Shelter in Place time so we decided to do a photo shoot with a new outfit. She’s doing well … we had to wait two more weeks before getting the X-ray on her leg so she’sspending her time snuggled under her blankets or watching TV with her foster dad. Two things to look for… she’s using her leg more and in most of the pictures her tail is going nonstop….. which it always does.
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