Sunday, May 31, 2009

OUT OF QUARANTINE


OUT OF THE STOCKADE
Heya Hounders,
It's me, your new little buddy. No, not Gilligan; Radar, a.k.a. Radio. You know, the pup that was born blind and without a tail; the little guy who contracted the parvo virus and survived. I've been enduring 4 weeks, or one month, of being quarantined because of that nasty parvo stuff. I was quarantined a week in the vet hospital and for 3 weeks since I moved in with the Bumpass Hounds. Well, they're letting me out of quarantine today. I got to explore around inside the house a bit and I'll start meeting the other dogs this week. I met the things called "cats" today. Dad says that the Boru cat stayed up high and just watched me. The Alex and Jenny cats were on the floor with me. The Jenny cat kept her distance but the Alex cat and I exchanged greetings. I sniffed him and he slapped me silly. I didn't get hurt and dad broke up our interaction. I ate dinner in the kitchen. I couldn't/wouldn't negotiate the front porch staircase to get into the house front door so dad carried me in. He says that we'll work on the stairs this week but that the worse case scenario is that I'll live downstairs in the rec room which has level access to the paddock. Their other blind dog, Gordon, used to live down there before he went to The Rainbow Bridge. Mom and dad both say that this is going to take some time and that there is no rush. The plan is for me to sleep in a crate in the master bedroom tonight, depending on how the other dogs react to me. Dad says he plans on keeping us seperated but that the other dogs will be able to sniff me in the crate. If I'm scared dad says he'll take me back out to my kennel in the garage because I'm familiar with it and won't be as stressed because I listen to Delilah on the radio in the garage. Since I was born blind not "seeing" doesn't bother me because I don't know anything is different. Dad took some pictures of me in the kitchen this afternoon so he says I can post them. Since I don't know Braille and we don't have a Braille keyboard, dad is doing my post like my private secretary while mom is upstairs studying. Dad took a video of me sniffing out some treats that he tossed into my kennel this afternoon. I'm pretty good at sniffing things out; I can hear really good too. Dad says I'm pretty much kennel trained and I only made one deposit in my kennel all week and dad says that was his fault because he slept late Saturday morning. I'll let y'all know how things come along and, hopefully, progress.
- Radar and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
RADAR BLIPS:


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ON THE RADAR SCOPE:

SNIFFING OUT TREATS AND EATING THEM

SUNDAY FUNNIES:










10 comments:

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Hey Radar

We are glad you are finally out of quarantine. You are very cute. We hope that you get a friend soon from your bunch of siblings.

Tucker and Daisy

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Cool! You got a cuz, you get to sleep in the big bedroom and eat in the kitchen, life is good! Also, that whole "I can live in the rec room" comment makes me think you're not a foster anymore! Is it official yet?

Kat

Tank said...

This is Tank's assistant here. Since you have lots of experience with blind dogs, I've got a question for you... do they tend to walk around in circles?? One of our local shelters has an older dog who is blind and almost deaf (they think). She seems to be in her own little world, but the circle walking seems kind of strange to me. The shelter volunteers call her "Helen."

Glad the little guy has been set free.

Martin Hooper said...

Hey Radar - Sorry to hear you can't see but in the videos you seem to be getting on fine!

Glad to see your up and about and out of jail!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa, you found the treat, Radar! Good goin'! We are so happy you're out of quarantine and you can live inside with the family! You are so cute!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tracey and Huffle said...

I suppose I am allowed to talk about you now that you're out of jail Radar. Welcome to the family!

Huffle Mawson

DCampy34 said...

so happy for you little man - everything ill settle in very soon - enjoy meeting you house mates

woodrow

Pearl said...

You are so cute, Radar! My momma listens to Delilah and she says it is so soothing! I bet you love having her out there in your kennel with ya. Glad you are working your way into the family now!!!

Bob said...

Hey Radar; It's good to know you have been sprung. Have fun exploring and meeting all your friends. Mom & Dad obviously love you a lot as they have worked real hard to get you accustomed to everything.
You do great sniffing out the treats. Hope to hear about your adventures for a long time.

sophie said...

Sweet, baby, boy Radar. How wonderful you have such good, caring parents, because it looks like a foster failure to me!!
By the way I love your music on your site. It is soothing like Delilah.
Lots of love and kisses to the whole family
Sophie

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