Say hello… July 7, 2012Posted by mareserinitatis in pets.
Tags: fostering, Gigadog, newfoundlands, Rainier
…to our foster dog Rainier. I considered calling him Teradog, but I think we’ll reserve that one for someone who will be a permanent member of the family.
Rainier is a Landseer Newfoundland who will be staying with us until we can find him a forever home. Poor guy has a lot to deal with, however. This is what he looked like when we got him:
Poor guy’s coat was a solid block of mats. There was nothing we could do but shave it all off. Once we did that, we discovered that he has an ear infection, an eye infection, a skin infection, maybe some dental problems, and tummy issues. Poor guy is a mess.
He seems to be adjusting very well and is an amazingly calm dog. Gigadog…not so much, but this is the first time she’s ever had dogs over for a long-term visit. Also, she’s now in her camping kennel, which I’m sure is not helping.