|1/3/11: I am so glad that we ended up keeping him at our house.
We ended up having a few more good weeks with him that we would have
missed, and getting to be there with him in the end was so
meaningful. I hope to be in touch with you in the future!
I don't know if I ever emailed you back about Wahya's condition, so
I wanted to let you know the full story. I can't believe it's been
so long now!
|3/11/08: He is just
wonderful! Wayha has settled in very nicely, the kitties love him and he
likes to snuggle with them a lot. He's very attached to me, but he's okay
being away from me while I'm in class. I made him a really big fluffy bed
next to mine, and he sleeps next to me all night, but occasionally gets up
to go check on Chris in the other room. Since we have wood floors, it
gets pretty cold in our house overnight and he wakes up with stiff joints
(just like me!), but the past few days he's acted years younger! I think
it's because the weather is finally warming up. We got about 6 inches of
snow last week, and he loved playing in it. He loves his daily walk, and
is very good on the leash. He never even tried to mark in the house, or
in my mom's house, so that was a relief. He also gets along very well
with my mom's dog--she's trying to teach him how to fetch.
Wayha's absolutely an irreplaceable part of our family, we love him so much!
My camera is broken, but I'm going to get it fixed soon and when I do I will send you pictures of Wayha.
I really appreciate your help, and I am so glad we were able to adopt him! Meredith
2/20/08: Wayha has been adopted. This is the first
email from his new mommy: We are here
safe and sound! The trip back the way you guys suggested was much, much
better. Wayha settled right in, hasn't even tried to mark, and went potty
outside very well. He has settled down for bed well, and we're going to
introduce the cats within the next few days so he'll have a little while
to get used to us and the house before they are together. I'll give
you an update in a few days!
|1/14/08: Wayha has been neutered, teeth cleaned, CBC, disease tested
and updated on immunizations. The vet said he is about 6 years old.
Maximum 8. No way is he 11 as the owner claims. (I
didn't think he could be very old). He weighs 101 pounds and is just
right. He shares space with Sahara and they get along great. Annie also
spent some time there and he felt like a real king with 2 pretty pyr girls
to keep him company. He is mildly heartworm positive but vet says
with regular heartguard once a month, he should be heartworm free in 6 to
8 months. He has a 'hot spot' which is clearing up nicely.
Just had to have his side partially shaved.
12/24/07: "Yo Yo" as we have now nick named Wayha (because we keep
forgetting how to pronounce his name) is adjusting fantastically well. We
added a doggie door into the wall of the shop and put a small outdoor
kennel so he can be in or out at will. He is very good about doing his job
outside but is a tad confused about the cars in the shop and thinks tires
are to be 'marked'. I think he would do fine in a house with a doggie door
because he had not marked other items, just the tires.
He is a big boy and very sweet. He was great for the groomer, even having to have the mats shaved from his tail and underside. He does still have a luscious coat.
History: Wayha, pronounced Y-Ya which is Cherokee for Wolf. He has been much loved. He has only had one home since he was a puppy. He was an indoor companion until his owner became disabled with arthritis. He has spent the past few years on a chain because of her fragile condition and fear he might accidentally bump her. She has been unable to care for him for some time so has sadly agreed he needs a new home with love and attention where he can spend his Senior years.
He is 10 years old but one would never guess it. He has the energy and playfulness of a puppy. He probably weighs 90 pounds. He will be completely vet checked, neutered, teeth cleaned and brought up to date on immunizations..
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